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Thursday, 11 January


Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States: Who Is Jose Babe Romualdez? "IndyWatch Feed"

Nine months after threatening not to name a new ambassador to the United States, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sent media executive Jose Manuel Babe Romualdez to Washington. Initially tapped in October 2016, Romualdez declined after emergency surgery for a detached retina grounded him from flying. In February, Duterte threatened not to send an ambassador to the U.S.: In the US, we have no ambassador. No ambassador will go there I do not feel like sending one. 


Nevertheless, on July 5, 2017, Duterte named Romualdez special envoy to President Donald Trump, and appointed him ambassador to the U.S. on July 27. Finally, on November 29, Romualdez presented his credentials to Trump. Romualdez is also concurrently accredited to Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago. He succeeds Jose Cuisia, Jr., who served in Washington from July 2011 to June 2016.


Born in 1948 and raised in Manila, Jose Manuel Babe del Gallego Romualdez is one of seven children born to Dr. Alberto Zialcita Romualdez, Sr., a secretary general of the World Medical Association, and Dr. Covadonga Ubante del Gallego, who chaired the Pathology Department at Manilas University of Santo Tomas Hospital. They were married in 1939. His nickname came about because he was the baby in the family for nine years before his brother was born.


Although his parents were not politicians, Babe Romualdez comes from a prominent Filipino political family. His uncle Daniel Romualdez, Jr., was House speaker from 1956 to 1962; grandfather Miguel was Mayor of Manila; and granduncle Norberto served as a justice on the Supreme Court. In addition, he is the nephew of former First Lady Imelda Marcos. Babe is the third Romualdez to serve as the Philippine ambassador to the United States. He follows in the footsteps of Eduardo Z. Romualdez, who served from October 1971 to June 1982, and Benjamin Romualdez, Imelda Marcoss younger brother, who served from July 1982 to March 1986, when the Marcos regime was overthrown.


Babe Romualdez earned a BS in Business Administration from De La Salle College in Manila in 1970. He started his career the same year as a TV newscaster for KBS-9 Manila, the Philippines first station to broadcast in color. He rose to become executive assistant to the stations chairman of the board, and eventually was president and vice chairman of the Board of the Television Corporation of the Philippines.


Along the way, Romualdez becam...


Microsoft plugs 56 vulns, including Office flaw exploited in attacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As part of the January 2018 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released fixes for 56 CVE-listed vulnerabilities, including the Meltdown and Spectre flaws, and an Office bug actively exploited by attackers. Office flaw exploited in the wild Security updates and patches for mitigating the risk of Meltdown and Spectre attacks have received much attention in the past days, but those released by Microsoft on Tuesday also deserve it. As mentioned earlier, a flaw (CVE-2018-0802) in Microsoft More


eBook: Detect and deter data theft by departing employees "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Too many organizations choose not to take the threat of data theft by departing employees seriously until they discover that their data has been sold to competitors or published online, causing financial losses, compliance failures and reputational damage. Read this eBook to learn: Why departing employees are one of the top insider threats What their motives are What methods they use to steal your data How you can mitigate the risk of employee data More


RIG EK covertly delivers cryptocurrency miners "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Malware peddlers have been quick to react to the cryptocurrency boom and to take advantage of every possible way to make other people and organizations mine coins for them. They trick victims into installing mining software, hijack their CPUs power via in-browser cryptojacking, and exploit organizations unsecured cloud computing environments. They are also using exploit kits and drive-by downloading to covertly deliver mining malware to unsuspecting users. Sometimes users get more than one miner In More


Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of criminal contempt of court before being pardoned last year by President Donald Trump is back for a third act.


Sen. Tina Smith from Minnesota joins Senate Committee on Indian Affairs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is welcoming its newest member, Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota).


Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny' "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

New Mexico's top education official said he reached out to every tribal leader after he described Manifest Destiny as one of the 'fundamental principles' of the country.


'Avalanche of exceptional magnitude' cuts off Bonneval-sur-Arc with 7 m (23 ft) deep snow, France "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Following record snowfall over the last few days, the village of Bonneval-sur-Arc (population 251), located in the Savoie department of the Auvergne-Rhne-Alpes region in southeastern France was cut off from the rest of the world after a massive avalanche on...... Read more

Choc at epicenter of Colombias social, environmental conflicts "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

NOANAM, Colombia One wet November morning deep within Colombias western rainforest of Choc, rebel fighters of the National Liberation Army (ELN) scattered across a muddy football pitch in groups of eight to practice their daily drills. The rebels drilled with sticks instead of guns to avoid getting them jammed with mud, and they wore slacks instead of uniforms. From a distance, it looked like a game of baseball, but the reality is that the fighters were training because war could be just around the corner again. A leading member of the Che Guevara fighting front who goes by the alias, Yerson, sat close by as his comrades finished the morning drill and blamed Colombias elite for the ongoing conflict. He wore military fatigues and a beret decorated with a red image of Che Guevara.. People see us guerrillas as antiquated, he said. But capitalism is older and well keep fighting injustice if we have to. Yerson was speaking about the insurgency his organization has waged against the Colombian state for five decades, and to the recent, unprecedented, ceasefire that was brokered with the government in October. (The ceasefire officially ended January 9, but it is still uncertain whether there will be a return to war or a continued show of restraint from the rebels and the armed forces.) In 1964, inspired by the Cuban Revolution, a group of radicalized students and peasants declared war against the government in the mountains of central Colombia. Their goal was to break the stranglehold of the conservative and liberal elite who controlled the political system, redistribute

Der britische Brexit-Minister versucht es mit einer ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Der britische Brexit-Minister versucht es mit einer Charme-Offensive in Deutschland. Naja, gut, Charme ist vielleicht das falsche Wort.

They warned that a continued integrated approach to banking after the UK leaves the bloc was vital if Europe was to avoid a repeat of the 2008 financial catastrophe and the eurozone crisis that followed, prompting bailouts in Ireland, Portugal and Greece.
Eher eine Schutzgelderpressung. Wenn ihr uns rausschmeit, gibt es eine neue Bankenkrise!1!!

Und jetzt zu den Wirtschaftsnachrichten: Die Trump-Junta ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Und jetzt zu den Wirtschaftsnachrichten: Die Trump-Junta erlsst der Deutschen Bank ihre Strafe.

The Trump administration has waived part of the punishment for five megabanks whose affiliates were convicted and fined for manipulating global interest rates. One of the Trump administration waivers was granted to Deutsche Bank which is owed at least $130 million by President Donald Trump and his business empire, and has also been fined for its role in a Russian money laundering scheme.
Da hat die Deutsche Bank also auf das richtige Pferd gesetzt! Hut ab, soviel Weitsicht haben nicht viele!

Steve Bannon ist anscheinend bei Breitbart rausgeflogen.Autsch. ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Steve Bannon ist anscheinend bei Breitbart rausgeflogen.

Autsch. Das ist ja wohl das Karriereende; wenn du bei Breitbart rausfliegst, wer nimmt dich denn dann noch!?

Kennt ihr eigentlich Googles Begrndung, wieso bei ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kennt ihr eigentlich Googles Begrndung, wieso bei AMP die Webseiten von und nicht vom Verffentlicher geladen werden? Nicht? Hier ist sie!

As we detailed in a deep-dive blog post last year, privacy reasons make it basically impossible to load the page from the publishers server. Publishers shouldnt know what people are interested in until they actively go to their pages.
Nein, natrlich nicht. Nur Google sollte das sehen knnen. Google schtzt eure Privatsphre!

Der Lacher ist, dass die Leute das aus irgendwelchen Grnden voll doof fanden, dass jetzt alle Inhalte von kommen. Vereinzelt wollten die sogar noch ein Web auerhalb von Google haben. Wie altmodisch. Aber frchtet euch nicht, denn es gibt Hoffnung!

Ja, genau! Sie haben einen neuen "Web-Standard" erfunden und durch die W3C geprgelt, damit sie behaupten knnen, es sei ein Standard. Und bauen das in Chrome ein. Und der weicht dann anscheinend die Sicherheitsmechanismen des Origin auf. Weil, h, YOLO!!

Kennt ihr Kodak? Die lteren unter euch werden sich ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kennt ihr Kodak? Die lteren unter euch werden sich erinnern. Die haben Foto-Film hergestellt. Ja, frher, wenn man ein Foto machen wollte, hat man einen Film belichtet. Dann ist man damit zu einem Spezialisten gegangen, der den Film "entwickelt" hat. Nach ein paar Tagen (spter: vollmaschinell, eine Stunde) hat man dann die Fotos abgeholt. Nein, wirklich! Es hat Tage gedauert, bis man sehen konnte, ob das Foto was geworden ist!

Die groe Hammer-Erfindung war die Sofortbildkamera von Polaroid.

OK, genug "Opa erzhlt ausm Krieg". Kodak hat Film gemacht.

Als das nicht mehr lief, haben sie versucht, auf Drucker umzusteigen. Hauptschlich Fotodrucker, klar. Lief aber auch nicht so.

Jetzt hat Kodak eine Kryptowhrung angekndigt und sofort verdoppelt sich der Aktienkurs.

Da kriegste doch echt Schwielen an der Stirn vom Facepalmen.

Runaway Train Towards Full Digitization of Money and Labor (Peter Koenig) "IndyWatch Feed World"

10/01/2018 -  The other day I was in a shopping mall looking for an ATM to get some cash. There was no ATM. A week ago, there was still a branch office of a local bank no more, gone. A Starbucks will ...


Devasting Ad Bashes Dems With Their Own Words, 1971 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: Good morning, Im still reporting on: Devasting Ad Bashes Dems With Their Own Words, 1971 Synopsis: As Democrats salivate over their hyped possibilities come this November, the higher-ups know the truth the RNC out raised the DNC by a 2-1 margin in 2017. Then, they brought in top digital fundraising experts and built a digital infrastructure second to none. So now, not only did the Hillary Clinton escapade leave the DNC bankrupt, but lagging way behind the RNC in their ability to raise vast sums through 2018. In fact, they are so far behind that they may never catch up. The RNC raised $130 million for itself in 2017, and Trump raised another $250 million, and he is expected to be able to double that output in 2018. Not only are the Dems not able to raise nearly as much money as the RNC, but they are currently buried under mountains of debt after years of financial mismanagement under the helm of Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz both of whom will be lucky if they dont end up in prison. This slick little ad by the RNC reveals the Dems problem in their own words: Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: - Rugged Reserves, home of the solar-powered tactical flashlight with a 100% lifetime guarantee. Call 800-621-7902. Website: - - Denas Pair Relief Store - exclusive importers of the Denas PCM 6 portable pain relief device. Call Coach Jimmy at 503-395-4142, or check the website: Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is...


Iran Arrests Former President for Sedition, 1969 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Good morning, Im still reporting on: Iran Arrests Former President for Sedition, 1969 Synopsis: The Iranian authorities have just arrested their former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and confined him to house arrest to prevent him from re-igniting last weeks widespread protests against the Islamic theocracy. An Arabic newspaper published in the UK cited reliable sources in Tehran who quoted Ahmadinejad as saying about the recent protests: The people are angry at this government because of its monopoly on public wealth. Remember the airplane full of cash that President Obama sent to the Iranian Mullahs just before his departure from the presidency? Why did he send cash? So that it could disappear into the hands of his comrades in the Iranian power structure. Ahmadinejad is mad because he didnt get any of the stolen American loot. Hes been on the outs for some time. Last year, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei banned him from running for president a second time. Ahmadinejad also is quoted as saying: The government of Hassan Rouhani believes that they own the land and that the people are an ignorant society that does not know. What Iran suffers from today is mismanagement and not lack of economic resources. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: - Rugged Reserves, home of the solar-powered tactical flashlight with a 100% lifetime guarantee. Call 800-621-7902. Website: - - Denas Pair Relief Store - exclusive importers of the Denas PCM 6 portable pain relief device. Call Coach Jimmy at 503-395-4142, or check the website: Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Pl...


You Got a 3D Printer, Now What? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Given the incredibly low prices on some of the models currently on the market, its more than likely a number of Hackaday readers have come out of the holiday season with a shiny new desktop 3D printer. Its even possible some of you have already made the realization that 3D printing is a bit harder than you imagined. Sure the newer generation of 3D printers make it easier than ever, but its still not the same click and forget experience of printing on paper, for instance.

In light of this, I thought it might be nice to start off the new year with some advice for those whove suddenly found themselves lost in a forest of PLA. Some of this information may seem obvious to those of us whove spent years huddled over a print bed, but as with many technical pursuits, we tend to take for granted the knowledge gained from experience. For my own part, the challenges I faced years ago with my first wooden 3D printer were wholly different than what I imagined. I assumed that the real challenge would be getting the machine assembled and running, but the time it took to build the machine was nothing in comparison to the hours and hours of trial and error it took before I gained the confidence to really utilize the technology.

Of course, everyones experience is bound to be different, and wed love to hear about yours in the comments. Grand successes, crushing defeats, and everything in between. Its all part of the learning process, and all valuable information for those who are just starting out.

Establish a Baseline



DANGER Trump Should Not Talk to Mueller, 1970 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. Good morning, Im still reporting on: DANGER Trump Should Not Talk to Mueller, 1970 Synopsis: In the face of a lot of speculation about whether President Trump should submit to an interrogation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Judge Andrew Napolitano says absolutely no. Support Our Sponsors: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: - Rugged Reserves, home of the solar-powered tactical flashlight with a 100% lifetime guarantee. Call 800-621-7902. Website: - - Denas Pair Relief Store - exclusive importers of the Denas PCM 6 portable pain relief device. Call Coach Jimmy at 503-395-4142, or check the website: Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He 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:


Weiner Laptop Doc: Assange Warrant Issued 2 Weeks After Swedish Election Leaks Warning "IndyWatch Feed War"

from Zero Hedge A confidential document found on Anthony Weiners laptop reveals that the United States Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden expressed concerns in 2010 that WikiLeaks would release classified US documents related to Sweden ahead of the September 19 Swedish election, tipping the vote towards the Pirate Party. The subject of the cable reads Wikileaks: The Pirate Partys White Horse Into Swedens Parliament? On June 29, 2010 a US diplomat met with three members of the Pirate Party which is described in the cable as a mixture between communism and libertarianism, yet whose members are well-salaried professionals, independent from the party for income. Two of the pirates, according to the report, were active in the youth branch of the conservative party currently leading government. The Embassy cable notes the grim electoral outlook for Pirates as confirmed by a Pirate party member interviewed by the US diplomat Unless WikiLeaks Saves the Day Two weeks after the cable was sent, an arrest warrant was issued for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on sexual assault allegations


Anaya es ms peligroso que AMLO; apoyar a Meade: Javier Lozano "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El Senador Lozano asegura que no apoyar a Margarita Zavala en caso de ser candidata a la Presidencia de la Repblica, No, yo no estoy con Margarita Zavala, estoy con Pepe Meade.Regeneracin, 10 enero 2017.- En entrevista con el diario El Universal, el senador Javier Lozano Alarcn quien renunci ayer al PAN, adelanta que participar []

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Historic step: Greece limits power of Sharia law "IndyWatch Feed War"

Greeces Muslim minority will be able to resolve family disputes before Greek courts rather than under Islamic sharia law after the parliament on Tuesday changed a century-old legacy. That is a great step forward for the principle of the equality of rights of all people in Greece. Historic step: Greek PM hails change to limit []


Las 5 mejores ciudades del mundo para vivir "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Para determinar cules son las mejores ciudades del mundo para vivir se llev a cabo un estudio en el que se tuvieron en cuenta diversos factores como las condiciones polticas, los niveles de educacin, sanidad, infraestructura, delincuencia, salario, felicidad y cultura que aportan las ciudades.

No cabe duda que nuestra felicidad no va a depender exclusivamente de la ciudad en la que vivamos ya que nuestras condiciones particulares posiblemente sea lo que ms influye pero, a pesar de ello, si tenemos la suerte de vivir en alguna de las ciudades que veremos, posiblemente tendremos ms posibilidad, al menos, de vivir mejor y por ello ser ms feliz.

Viena, Austria

Una amplia vida cultural, una excelente cobertura sanitaria y un razonable precio de la vivienda son los criterios principales para el liderazgo de Viena.

Adems de las caractersticas arquitectnicas de la ciudad, cuyo centro es Patrimonio de la Humanidad, el ser considerada la capital de la msica, junto con una amplsima oferta en formacin acadmica, otorgan a Viena el primer puesto en este ranking. Es tambin una de las ms visitadas del continente europeo y, el pas, uno de los ms ricos de la Unin Europea.

Melbourne, Australia

En ella se combinan factores que hacen la vida ms feliz a la mayora de los humanos; un clima muy agradable (entre 18C y 23C), muchas oportunidades laborales, gran oferta cultural y deportiva, una cobertura sanitaria extraordinaria, con ms de 30 hospitales pblicos y tambin una gran oferta universitaria con un campus de gran prestigio internacional.

Vancouver, Canad

Se ubica en la costa suroeste del pas, cerca de EEUU. Es la ciudad ms clida del pas. Su clima ocenico le facilita la existencia de grandes extensiones verdes, tanto que la ciudad aspira a ser la ciudad ms verde del planeta en el ao 2020.

Tiene adems, la red de carriles bici ms extensa del pas, junto con la estructura de transporte pblico ms moderna y cmoda del mundo.

Zrich, Suiza

Situada al pie de los Alpes, es la ciudad ms poblada de Suiza y uno de los motores financieros del mundo. Adems, cuenta con uno de campus de investigacin y formacin ms importante del mundo.

Suiza es el pas europeo con la tasa de desemple...


Mohawk Nation News 'Look Me in the Eye Justice System' "IndyWatch Feed War"

Read article at Mohawk Nation News:


I worry about not being in control says spycop demanding anonymity "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance rounds up the most recent attempts by a number of former spycops to avoid having their names linked to the Undercover Policing Inquiry. The Inquiry has announced five new applications by anonymity from former undercover police officers. The police want the real and cover names to be withheld in all


Dark Star Beings and Protecting the Knowledgers "IndyWatch Feed World"


Paris gets right into a complex discussion on how Dark Star Beings are tethered to our reality, and what we need to do to change this situation. He also goes into the need to respect people who share advanced knowledge, even without all the usual evidence standards.


China Quietly Orders Closing of Bitcoin Mining Operations Some people have already moved their hardware out of China. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Move tightens a clampdown that already has shut exchanges for trading of cryptocurrencies in China

Jan. 10, 2018 9:20 a.m. ET

BEIJINGBitcoin cant catch a break in China.

Chinese authorities ordered the closing of operations that create a large share of the worlds supply of bitcoin, tightening a clampdown that has already shuttered exchanges for the trading of cryptocurrencies in China.

A multiagency government task force overseeing risks in Internet finance issued a notice last week ordering local authorities to guide the shutdown of operations that produce, or mine, cryptocurrencies, according to the notice and people familiar with the information.

While the notice called for an orderly exit without setting a deadline, far-flung areas of China where cryptocurrency mining operations have flourished are complying. A local regulatory official in the far western region Xinjiang said Wednesday that his agency received the notice and is doing what the country wants.

The central bank, the lead agency in the task force on Internet financial risk that issued the notice, didnt respond to a request for comment.

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Florida university faces backlash and protests over new 'white racism' course "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Florida university has been accused of stoking racial tensions with a controversial new course. It has already irked people to such an extent that police officers will be stationed outside the classroom. Florida Gulf Coast University rolled out the new course entitled, "White racism," on Tuesday as part of its Spring semester to "examine the racist ideologies, laws, policies, and practices" that have allowed "white racial domination over those racialized as non-white." Course director Ted Thornhill, an assistant professor of sociology, said he's received a raft of emails challenging the academic integrity of such a course, as well as more abusive messages including racial slurs and those branding him a racist. "Cancer (Stage 4) is what you and your family deserve for spreading hate, lies & intolerance," one detractor wrote, as cited by News Press.


Reclaiming the Tax: Foregrounding the Public Covenant "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Rethinking the MMT rhetoric around tax....and implications for policy prescriptions.


Quail. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Portrait of the quail. This rather characterless and legless portrait shows the correct tawny colour of the quail but is the wrong shape. The quail has a plump body and minimal tail.

Portrait of the quail. This rather characterless and legless portrait shows the correct tawny colour of the quail but is the wrong shape. The quail has a plump body and minimal tail.

Text Translation:

Of the quail Quails are so called from their call; the Greeks call them ortigie because they were first seen on the island of Ortigia. Quails have fixed times of migration. For when summer gives way to winter, they cross the sea. The leader of the flock is called ortigometra, the quail-mother. The hawk, seeing the quail-mother approaching land, seizes it; because of this, the quails all take care to attract a leader from another species, through whom they guard against this early danger. Their favorite food is the seed of poisonous plants. For this reason, the ancients forbade them to be eaten; for alone among living things, the quail suffers, like man, from the falling sickness.

Quails have fixed times of migration. For when summer gives way to winter, they cross the sea. The heat of summer is the warmth of love. The cold of winter is the temptation of the lethargic mind. From love of his neighbour, therefore, the righteous man crosses the sea of this world to love of God, that he mat stay forever in a warm land, burning continually with the heat of love within, in order to avoid the cold of winter, namely, the storms and winds of unexpected temptation. The leader of the flock is called the quail-mother. The hawk, seeing it approaching land, seizes it. The land represents earthly longings; the sea, the dangers of the world. The hawk, lying in wait, is the Devil, who tempts us by suggestion. Seeing the quail-mother approaching land, therefore, the hawk seizes it, as the Devil drags off with him those who seek earthly things.

Let the churchman, therefore, who heads his flock, take careful heed of his purpose in seeking earthly things, whether he acquires them for his own use or seeks them to meet the need of his brothers, lest the hawk, that is, the Devil, should seize him, if he has neglected the things of the spirit and has not ceased to long for the things of this earth. Because of this, the quails all take care to attract a leader of another species, through whom they guard against this early danger. There a...


Myanmar court charges Reuters journalists under Official Secrets Act "IndyWatch Feed War"

Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, after almost a month behind bars. They were reporting on the persecution of Rohingya in Rakhine state.

Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrive at the court building (Reuters/STR)

A Myanmar court on Wednesday accepted charges against two journalists under the Official Secrets Act, their lawyer said.

Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo (pictured above), 27, work for the international news organization Reuters. They were arrested on December 12 in Yangon for allegedly possessing important secret papers related to the ongoing crisis in Rakhine state, which they say they acquired from two policemen.

Read more: Myanmar judge extends detention of two Reuters journalists over Rohingya reporting

The journalists had been reporting on the military crackdown in the northern Rakhine state, which has prompted about 655,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to bordering Bangladesh and claimed around 6,700 lives since August.

Reuters journalist Wa Lone speaks outside the court (Reuters/STR)Reuters journalist Wa Lone speaks outside the court

One United Nations official said that the campaign seemed to be a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.

A district judge told the court that a police officer had filed the case to charge under the state secret [Official Secrets] act, section 3.1(c).

We will face the charges filed against us, Wa Lone told reporters as he and Kyaw Soe Oo were led out of the court to return to Yangons Insein prison following their 30-minute hearing.

The prose...


Impiden entrada a joven en bar de Tijuana por vestir afeminado "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Le negaron la entrada por tener una apariencia diferente a la de su identificacin, adems le dijeron que en la foto se vea como hombre y en persona vesta afeminado.Regeneracin, 10 de enero de 2018.- Fernando Lugo de 22 aos, denunci a travs de su perfil de Facebook que en el Bar Lumi en Tijuana, []

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Huawei is Releasing a Mate 10 Lite Edition "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro were released few months ago and are here to complete with the big guns, but a lot of smartphone users, especially young consumers, dont really care about AI processors and powerful processors, but rather want a solid and fast smartphone that helps them capture awesome pictures and use seamlessly social media and gamings apps. According to recent studies, were increasingly spending more time on smartphones every year, with last years average hours spent exceeding 4 hours, out of which at least 2 hours are spent on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat & Whatsapp.

This being said, coming up with a Mate 10 Lite edition is the right thing to do as long as this less-expensive and less-premium lite companion lives up to users expectations, and manage a similar feature in the mid-range category as the Mate 10 pro did in the flagships category.

I had the chance to test out the Mate 10 lite for a couple of weeks and while it has little in common with the Mate series in general, it turned out to be a quite interesting and decent smartphone.

In terms of specs the Mate 10 lite has everything you require in a smartphone and even more:

Memory: 4 GB operating memory (RAM) and 64 GB internal storage (ROM)
Storage card type: microSD (TF)
Maximum expanded storage capacity: 256 GB
CPU/Cores: Kirin 659/octa-core
Battery capacity: 3340 mAh (typical value)
Charger: micro USB port, compatible with standard 5 V 2 A chargers
SIM card system: dual card dual standby, nano SIMs
Sensors: fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, compass, and gravity sensor

The Mate 10 Lites best features are easily its excellent screen to body ratio with a 18:9 5.9-inch display and the TWO cameras in each direction, two dual cameras (16-megapixel and 2-megapixel) in the rear and two dual cameras (13-megapixel and 2-megapixel) in the front with a Selfie Toning Flash.

The two...


DefenseCode ThunderScan SAST Advisory: WordPress Smooth Slider Plugin SQL injection Security Vulnerability "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by DefenseCode on Jan 10

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The Three Major Themes for Gold in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Three Major Themes for Gold in 2018 by Craig Hemke Sprott Money News TDC Note Be sure to listen to our latest interview with Craig Hemke click here Beginning in late 2016, we began to question...

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Thank You President Trump! Several US Utilities to Give Discounts to Customers Thanks to Trump Tax Cuts "IndyWatch Feed"

Thank you, President Trump!

Over 130 companies are giving bonuses to their employees.
Over one million Americans will receive bonuses this year thanks to the Trump tax cuts.

And now this
At least five US utilities will give discounts to their customers thanks to the Trump tax cuts.

Via Varney and Co.:

Pepco announced on Tuesday they will cut electric bill for 300,000 customers in the Washington DC area.

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DefenseCode ThunderScan SAST Advisory: WordPress Testimonial Slider Plugin SQL injection Security Vulnerability "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by DefenseCode on Jan 10

DefenseCode ThunderScan SAST Advisory: WordPress Testimonial Slider
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Hasbara 2018: Israel using secretive group to create online propaganda to challenge its negative image and boycott campaign "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israel has created a secretive body made up of ex-generals and a former UN ambassador to engage in an online propaganda campaign against the state's opponents internationally. The Strategic Affairs Ministry created the corporation to carry out "mass awareness activities" to counteract what it describes as "the delegitimization campaign" against Israel internationally, Haaretz reports. The group, named Kella Shlomo, received $37 million from the Netanyahu government, and reportedly expects to raise the same amount through international donors, from "philanthropic sources" and "pro-Israel organizations." According to a government resolution report obtained by the media watchdog Seventh Eye, the funding is to "implement part of the ministry's activities related to the struggle against the phenomena of delegitimization and boycotts against the State of Israel."


Elderly couple killed in murder-suicide at hospital in Zurich "IndyWatch Feed World"

Swiss police investigating the deaths of two elderly people at a hospital in the canton of Zurich, believe they were killed in a murder-suicide. According to a police statement, staff at the Affoltern am Albis hospital heard gunshots coming from one of the rooms in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Upon investigating, nursing staff discovered an 83-year-old patient in bed with a gunshot wound.


Disclosures Impact On Public Release Of Forbidden Breakthrough Technologies "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Free Energy

Thomas Valone, PhD LIVE with Richard C. Hoagland

Critics have long claimed that one of the key reasons for the decades-long, official US government cover-up of UFOs has to do with ET game-changing technologies relentlessly suppressed for over 70 years, both in the interest of national security and in protecting the oil companies.

Tonight, were going to critically investigate such breakthrough technologies and their demonstrated ability to provide civilization with truly radical, almost unimaginable improvements in the lives of ordinary humans from limitless, non-polluting energy to true anti-gravity to effective human immortality!

Join us and find out if the Pentagons recent official admission to the reality of UFOs means, in fact, a new Golden Age of Science and Technology is about to dawn for ALL humanity .

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Pak minister says all cooperation with US suspended, US denies it "IndyWatch Feed War"

Shailaja Neelakantan| TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Jan 10, 2018, 15:46 IST


  • Its unclear whether the ministers comment is the official position and it it has been communicated to the US
  • The Voice of America said the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is denying Pakistans claims
  • Last week, the US suspended as much as $2 billion in aid to Pakistan for its inaction on terror

Pak minister says all cooperation with US suspended, US denies it

NEW DELHI: In retaliation for being denied $2 billion in aid+ , Pakistan has suspended all intelligence and defence cooperation with the US, said its defence minister at a public talk, reported The News International.

Its unclear whether the ministers comment is the official position, because the Voice of America (VOA) said the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is denying Pakistans claims.

Pakistans The News reported today that defence minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said yesterday that it was high time for Pakistan to have a ruthlessly candid dialogue with the US which blames Pakistan for nurturing Afghanistan-oriented terror groups and providing them safe haven.

There is a wide field of intelligence cooperation and defense cooperation, which we have suspendedUS military aid suspension to Pakistan has no importanceHigh level dialogues with US would not work until resumption and consistency in working level dialogues, Khan said in a speech at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad.

America needs to deal with that ungoverned area before it points fingers towards Pakistans role in Afghan peace process, he further said.

Khan didnt say whether it has been formally communicated to the US that they have suspended all intelligence and defence co...


Stakmore Folding Table and Chairs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Stakmore Folding Table and Chairs - Chairs are so prevalent that we hardly think about them. There are among the earliest and most famous forms of seats comfort. Regardless of how old or long past seats were invented they continue to grow. Chairs these days are manufactured for various seating purposes that vary from office seating to general home seating etc..

Chairs today come in several of shapes, sizes and layouts. A chair today's job isn't just to enable making it easy for people to sit functions an purpose. It ought to look good and mix in well for. For instance office chairs need to appear good and fit nicely with an office setting instead of an easy chair or rocking chair that needs to fit nicely with a national atmosphere.

Nowadays chairs can be readily purchased from any store and they're also made from a number of materials including wood. In the previous chairs were only made of wood but the most recent advancement in technology is now feasible for individuals to purchase seats made of plastic, fiber, and metal etc..


notmuch release 0.26 now available "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Version 0.26 of the notmuch email client/indexer is available with a long list of new features. "It's now possible to include the cleartext of encrypted e-mails in the notmuch index. This makes it possible to search your encrypted e-mails with the same ease as searching cleartext."


Jihadi Work Accident: Hamas Leader Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Head "IndyWatch Feed"

Oopsie! Via BBC: A senior Hamas figure in Gaza has been shot in the head in what the militant Palestinian group says was an accident. Imad al-Alami shot himself while inspecting his personal weapon in his home and was in a critical condition, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said. Medical sources say Mr Alami, a former []


DefenseCode ThunderScan SAST Advisory: WordPress Dbox 3D Slider Lite Multiple SQL injection Security Vulnerabilities "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Gobierno de Pea Nieto, letal para defensores del ambiente "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La organizacin internacional Global Witness dijo que la criminalizacin contra defensores del ambiente se consolid en el gobierno de Pea.Regeneracin, 10 de enero de 2018.- Una investigacin de campo de la organizacin internacional Global Witness destaca que la administracin de Enrique Pea Nieto ha resultado la ms letal para los defensores del territorio y el []

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US Congressional Report Details Extensive Russian Influence Campaigns "IndyWatch Feed"

From VOA: US Congressional Report Details Extensive Russian Influence Campaigns January 10, 2018 7:15 AM, by Michael Bowman

A U.S. congressional report issued Wednesday accused Russia of mounting a protracted assault on democracy at home and abroad, and urged a multi-pronged counter-strategy that begins with U.S. presidential leadership, something the report alleged has been lacking from Donald Trump.

Prepared by Democratic staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and provided in advance to VOA, the report said, [Russian President Vladimir] Putins regime has developed a formidable set of tools to exert influence abroad and appears intent on using almost any means possible to undermine democratic institutions and trans-Atlantic alliances.

Based on months of research and informational exchanges with foreign governments targeted by the Kremlin, the 206-page report exhaustively documented the full array of to...


British PM faces pressure over healthcare crisis third-world conditions "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP/File | Healthcare crisis at her door? Britains Theresa May came under fire in parliament over severe delays in patient treatment at the state-run National Health Service (NHS)


A healthcare crisis put British Prime Minister Theresa May on the defensive at her first weekly parliamentary questions of 2018 on Wednesday following a report about cuts in cancer care.

The questions followed a report in Wednesdays edition of The Times which said a leading hospital was delaying the start of chemotherapy for patients due to a 40-percent shortfall of nurses in the relevant medical unit.

Andrew Weaver, head of chemotherapy at Churchill Hospital in Oxford, is also reportedly considering reducing the number of treatment cycles used to alleviate symptoms, rather than cure patients, due to staff shortages.

The hospital has denied any change in policy.

May dismissed the report but apologised for the postponement of tens of thousands of operations over January due to a surge in demand at the state-run National Health Service during the winter period.

I fully accept that the NHS is under pressure over winter I apologise to those people who have had their operations delayed, May said after a barrage of questions from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The reality in our NHS is that we are seeing 2.9 million more people now going to accident and emergency, over two million more operations taking place each year, she said.

Corbyn also mocked May over reports that she had intended to sack Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt but was too weak to do so in a cabinet reshuffle earlier this week.

NHS staffing levels have been in crisis for months.

There are 40,000 vacant nurse posts in England, according to the Royal College of Nursing, but the numbers applying to study the subject are also falling.

According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, 27 percent more nurses and midwives left the job between 2016 and 2017 than joined.

Numerous doctors have taken to social media in recent weeks to apologise to patients, with one emergency doctor in central England warning of third-world conditions.

NHS England last week recommended all hospitals defer non-urgent appointments and operations until the end of the month, except for cancer operations and...


Trump urges lawmakers to find bipartisan solution to border security reform "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Donald Trump is urging lawmakers to find a bipartisan solution to the so-called Dreamers and border security in "a bill of love." However, as midterm elections loom, negotiations on immigration are heating up. "I'll take all the heat you want. But you are not that far away from a comprehensive immigration reform," Trump said during a televised meeting with lawmakers of both parties on Tuesday. Trump met with a group of 20 members of Congress seeking a solution to avoid a government shutdown by passing the next spending bill by January 19. Ditching the shutdown is essential for Republicans to show their strength, while Democrats come under pressure from their base to pass a legislative fix to the impending end of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Last year, Trump ended the DACA program, which shielded more than 700,000 illegal immigrants who arrived as children from deportation and gave them the right to work legally. Trump has given Congress until March to codify a permanent protection status.


US Police Kill A Thousand Each Year While Cops Are Safer than Trash Collectors "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTON The Washington Post reported that 2017 saw close to a thousand people killed by law enforcement in the U.S. 987 people in total, an increase of 16 over the number killed in 2016. According to the Post which has been tracking police killings since 2015, a project it began after the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri:

National scrutiny of shootings by police began after an unarmed black teenager from a suburb of St. Louis was fatally shot by a white police officer in August 2014. The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked widespread protests, prompted a White House commission to call for reforms, galvanized the Black Lives Matter movement and led many police agencies across the nation to examine their use of deadly force.

It is the third year in a row that the number of people killed by police in the U.S. has hovered around one thousand. Apologists for law enforcement say that the high number of police shootings has to do with law enforcements confronting dangerous individuals, stressing the life-and-death situation that officers face. What is not talked about as much, however, is that the number of police officers killed in the U.S. has actually been declining. 2017 saw the lowest number in close to 50 years.


The fictional war on cops

Blue Lives Matter Protest

A US flag, with blue and black stripes in support of law enforcement officers, flies at a protest by police and their supporters outside Somerville City Hall, July 28, 2016, in Somerville, Mass. (AP/Charles Krupa)

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which keeps tally of officer deaths,...


Bond Yields Flash Warning Sign! Credit Crunch on the Way? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bond Yields Flash Warning Sign! Credit Crunch on the Way? Video maneco64 In this report I cover the bond market in detail and also look at the history of interest rates for the last 40 years. I look at...

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China seen using its muscle and money to push states to withdraw South China Sea claims Other countries might give in like Philippines did "IndyWatch Feed War"

Patricia Lourdes Viray ( January 10, 2018 3:25pm

MANILA, Philippines  Beijing might keep other claimant states away from the South China Sea as it seeks greater control over the region in the long run, maritime security analysts said.

Experts from the Center for Strategic and International Studies said China may have a different goal than when they first started their island-building activities in the South China Sea a few years back.

We see a much more confident China now than we did just five years ago My guess is that China wants greater control in the South China Sea, I dont think thats surprised anyone, CSIS expert Zack Cooper said in a podcast hosted by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative.

Cooper, however, said China might try to exclude other countries from conducting freedom of navigation and overflight in the region as that would pose a threat to Beijings trade in the region.

Over the long term, Beijing might use its artificial islands, which have been installed with military facilities, in the Spratlys and Paracels to press other countries out of the region.

I wouldnt be shocked at all if we see China trying to stop fishing in portions of the South China Sea or pushing other claimants off of their claims in the region I think we have to expect that if China grows stronger that is quite likely to have much more expansive aims that it has now, Cooper said.

China will expect countries to advance its interests

Agreeing with Cooper, CSIS expert Bonnie Glaser said that Chinas policies will be driven by their capabilities and how other countries see them.

The Chinese, I think, want every country in the region to avoid taking steps that would take Chinese interests and maybe in the future that will progress to a point where China will expect countries to implement some policies in order to help, expand and advance Chinese interests, Glaser said in the podcast.

Glaser also expressed concern over the remarks of Chinese President Xi Jinping at the National Congress of the Communist Party of China last October, where he highlighted th...


Enough! Feds Raid 20 Chinese Immigrant Birth Hotels in Los Angeles "IndyWatch Feed"

Federal agents raided twenty birth hotels on Tuesday night in the Los Angeles area.

The plush complexes double as maternity hotels for pregnant Chinese women who come to the US to give birth to their anchor babies.

Chinese women pay from $40,000 to $80,000 to come to the US to deliver their anchor babies.
Its an industry.

Chinese listing sites show several hundred maternity hotels in Southern California. Its not clear how many of the listings are active.

NBC reported:

Southern California apartment complexes that doubled as maternity hotels for Chinese women who want made-in-America babies were raided early Tuesday, capping an unprecedented federal sting operation, officials said.

NBC News was on the scene as Homeland Security agents swept into The Carlyle, a luxury property in Irvine, California, which housed pregnant women and new moms who allegedly forked over $40,000 to $80,000 to give birth in the United States.

I am doing this for the education of the next generation, one of the women told NBC News.

None of the women were arrested; they are being treated as material witnesses, and paramedics were on hand in case any of them went into labor during the sweep

All told, the feds raided 20 locations in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, targeting three competing birth tourism schemes, officials said. The suspected operators have not been charged but are being questioned.

Image from a website that federal authorities say was used to recruit Chinese women to come to the U.S. to have their babies. youyunmeiguo

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Multiple vulnerabilities in TP-Link products(CVE-2017-15613 to CVE-2017-15637) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by chunibalon on Jan 10

The WVR-, WAR- and ER- products are the SOHO/WIFI routers of TP-Link.
These issues allow remote authenticated administrators to execute arbitrary commands via command injection through
different variables of different lua files.
If the attacker obtains the account and password of the router, then he can execute the arbitrary command through this
command injection vulnerability.
These vulnerabilities can be...


'Not credible': Ex-RAF chief slams UK claim of no civilian deaths in IS air war "IndyWatch Feed War"


Former air marshall says claims that thousands of strikes have not caused one single casualty are 'almost unbelievable'


Protests Erupt in Cities across Tunisia "IndyWatch Feed War"



Tunisia is once being enveloped in anti-government protests, and the economic issues fueling them havent changed much since 2010.

Tunisias Mohamed Bouazizi inadvertently gave rise to the Arab Spring just over seven years ago when he set himself on fire to protest corrupt policemen confiscating his fruit cart. After the subsequent upheaval and overthrow of long-serving president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia made great strides in the political sphere, holding free and fair parliamentary elections in 2011 and adopting a new constitution in 2014. Yet economic relief has remained elusive for the countrys long-suffering citizens, and recent attempts by the government to impose austerity measures have been the spark that can reignite popular discontent.


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Two Kosher Stores Torched on Anniversary of Islamist Attack "IndyWatch Feed War"

French police stand guard at the Hyper Cacher kosher market after two other kosher stores nearby were torched overnight. Islamist terrorists attacked the Hyper Cacher store in Porte de Vincennes three years ago on the same day, killing four Jews.French police stand guard at the Hyper Cacher kosher market in Creteil after two other kosher stores nearby were torched overnight. Islamist terrorists attacked the Hyper Cacher store in Porte de Vincennes three years ago on the same day, killing four. (Photo: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Two kosher stores were torched in France on the anniversary of an Islamist terror attack at another kosher store.

Both stores had swatiskas painted on them two weeks ago. The suspected arson attack completely destroyed the Promo & Destock store, gutting its interior. The second store was partially burned as the fire did not take hold as well.

The fires were in Creteil, a southern suburb of Paris, where Jews are frequently targeted.

Ironically, the owner of Promo & Destock is a Muslim, which, according to the French National Bureau of Vigilance against anti-Semitism, was the reason the store was torched.

AFP quoted the owner of the store as saying, Im just disgusted, before he was taken to the hospital for feeling faint after seeing the extent of the damage.

The fires occurred on the third anniversary of the Islamist terror attack on the Hyper Cacher kosher market in Porte de Vincennes, another suburb of Paris. In that attack, four people were killed and numerous hostages were taken by Amedy Coulibaly, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS. Earlier that day, Coulibaly killed a French policewoman.

The Hyper Cacher attack...


Odins Day Mood. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Poets of the Fall Carnival of Rust. One of the most beautiful songs and brilliant videos ever.


About time! Trump lawyer sues BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS over Trump dodgy dossier "IndyWatch Feed World"

The lawsuit comes almost a year after the website published the document which still remains unverified. Cohen described the actions by BuzzFeed and the intelligence firm behind the dossier as "despicable" and "intentional." A personal lawyer for US President Donald Trump has sued the news website BuzzFeed over the publication of a salacious dossier alleging collusion between the Trump team and Russia. "Just filed a defamation action against @BuzzFeedNews for publishing the lie filled document on @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and me!" Michael Cohen said in a Twitter post on Tuesday, calling the dossier "fake."


Palace Coup: Claims that Trump's 'mentally unfit' signal another impeachment option "IndyWatch Feed World"

Almost a year of "Russia-gate scandal" alleging collusion between President Trump and the Kremlin has produced nothing in the way of pressuring his resignation from the White House. No doubt, that's simply because there is no substance to this "scandal". However, the failure to bring Trump down through Russia-gate by his domestic political enemies, may have found a new lever in the form of salacious questions over the president's mental state. Trump is due to take a medical examination later this week, and that appointment is fueling media speculation that the doctors may find evidence of the president's alleged psychiatric deterioration. The media speculation over Trump's mental state has exploded after publication of the tell-all book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff. Days after going on sale, the book has already become a best-seller. In it, Wolff quotes senior White House staff and aides, and even Trump family members, whom he says all attest that the president is suffering from mental ill-health.


Good Grief! Billionaire Tom Steyer thinks hand-delivering 'Fire & Fury' to Congress will lead to Trump impeachment "IndyWatch Feed World"

Billionaire liberal financier Tom Steyer hopes hand-delivering 535 copies to Congress of a recently published book trashing the Trump administration will help bolster a fledgling push to impeach President Donald Trump. Steyer, a former hedge fund manager and Democratic moneyman, bought hundreds of copies of a book about the Trump presidency called "Fire and Fury,"and plans to give them to members of Congress. The ploy is part of an internet and TV ad campaign the wealthy Californian concocted in October to impeach Trump. "We believed when we started this impeachment petition on Oct. 20, we felt every subsequent day would bring information that would bolster our argument that this was a dangerous, unfit president who needed to be removed from office," Steyer told local reporters Saturday in California. He believes that the book's author, Michael Wolff, lays out a compelling case for why Trump must be ousted.


France turns to China for lucrative trade deals "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

French President Emmanuel Macron, left, is trying to position France as a major trading partner from Europe for China [PPIO]

With the UK less likely to back out from Brexit, France has decided to cement its trade ties with China.

French President Emmanuel Macron took a heavyweight team of business leaders and trade experts on his three-day trip to Beijing Monday.

Macron has been looking to sign billions of dollars in trade links with China, thereby making France one of the biggest trading partners in Europe.

But like many Western countries, France has a trade deficit with China to the tune of around $35 billion.

Macron delivered some friendly advice to China during the second day of his trip.

We have an access to markets which is unbalanced, unsatisfying, said Macron.

If we dont deal with this responsibly, the first, natural, reaction will be to close up on both sides.

Macron, who is the first foreign head of state to visit China this year, is nonetheless trying to woo China on environmental cooperation now that Beijing stands as the world leader in green efforts since the US pulled out of the Paris Climate Accords.

He also wants China to invest more in France.

Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his French counterpart on Monday that their countries bilateral ties stand at a new starting point.

China stands ready to promote exchanges and enhance mutual trust and cooperation with France in order to inject new impetus into the development of the China-France comprehensive strategic partnership.

Xi emphasized that the two countries should give full play to the political leading role of the head of state diplomacy, and promote communication between governments, legislative organs, political parties, and the military of the two countries.

On Tuesday, Xi and Macron met at Beijings Great Hall of the People, and oversaw the signing of bilateral agreements, including the framework deals for Airbus to sell 100 aircraft to China.

Paris-based Areva, a global conglomerate in nuclear power and renewable energy, has also signed an $12 billion MoU for a Chinese nuclear reprocessing plant.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies


Electrum patches a critical flaw that exposed Bitcoin Wallets to hack since 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The development team behind the popular Electrum Bitcoin wallet app has issued an emergency patch for a critical vulnerability in the company bitcoin wallets.

Electrum is a free application thats used by many cryptocurrency sites to store bitcoin. Administrators can run their own Electrum server and the software supports hardware wallets such as Trezor, Ledger and Keepkey.

The development team behind the popular Electrum Bitcoin wallet app has issued an emergency patch for a critical vulnerability in the company bitcoin wallets.

The vulnerability allowed any website hosting the Electrum wallet to potentially steal the users cryptocurrency.

The flaw seems to be present in the software for almost two years, it is related to the exposure of passwords in the JSONRPC interface.

The company first issued a security patch failed to address the issue, but it failed, then Electrum opted out to issue a second update on Sunday evening.

The story has begun in November when many researchers observed numerous massive scans going on for Bitcoin and Ethereum wallets in order to steal their funds.

The security expert Didier Stevens observed a significant scanning activity over the weekend, just two days before Bitcoin price jumped from $7,000 to over $8,000.

The researcher observed a huge number of requests to his honeypot to retrieve Bitcoin wallet files.

Of course, the crooks were exploring the possibility to target also other cryptocurrencies, such as the Ethereum. Very interesting the analysis proposed by that reported the discovery made by the researcher Dimitrios Slamaris.

The security expert reported Internet wide Ethereum JSON-RPC scans.

The expert caught a JSON RPC call in his honeypot, someone was making requests to the JSON-RPC interface of Ethereum nodes that should be only exposed locally.

The access to the interface does implement any authentication mechanism and wallet apps installed on the PC can send comma...


LibanPosts Ghayyir Law7tak: Changing Car Plates Made Easy "IndyWatch Feed World"

In case youre considering changing your car plates and dont know how to go or dont feel comfortable going to the designated shops, especially after rumors of some owners overcharging customers, I was informed a couple of days ago that LibanPost has placed a production center for the plates in 14 different location across Lebanon. In fact, I got in touch with them and got my license plate changed already in no time!

The production centers locations are also very convenient, inside the following malls and fuel stations:

Spinneys Tripoli
LibanPost Post Office inside the building
Ghayyir Law7tak Production Center in the Parking area

Spinneys Byblos
LibanPost Post Office inside the building
Ghayyir Law7tak Production Center in the Parking area

Hypco station Jounieh
LibanPost Post Office inside the building
Ghayyir Law7tak Production Center outside

Liquigas station Jeita
LibanPost Post Office inside the building
Ghayyir Law7tak Production Center inside the building

Spinneys Elissar
LibanPost Post Office inside the building
Ghayyir Law7tak Production Center in the Parking area

CityMall Dora
LibanPost Post Office L1
Ghayyir Law7tak Production Center L1

ABC Achrafieh
LibanPost Post Office B1
Ghayyir Law7tak Production Center B1

Spinneys Hazmieh
LibanPost Post Office inside the building
Ghayyir Law7tak Production Center in the Parking area

Spinneys El Jnah
LibanPost Post Office inside the building
Ghayyir Law7tak Production Center in the Parking area

Spot Choueifat Mall
LibanPost Post Office B1
Ghayyir Law7tak Production Center B2

Spinneys Saida
LibanPost Post Office inside the building
Ghayyir Law7tak Production Center Underground Parking

Cascada Mall Taa...


Bomb Threat at Sophia Airport in Bulgaria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Sophia Airport in Bulgaria was evacuated and closed, on Jan. 10, 2018, due to a bomb threat. The evacuation was ordered by the Interior Ministry after receiving a malicious phone call, at 1:20 p.m. local time, according to Bgnes, a Bulgarian new agency. Police immediately responded to the threat. Canine units were deployed to []

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The American Dream built on the murder, rape, exploitation and genocide of innocent men, women & children since 1492 "IndyWatch Feed War"

LOOK ME IN THE EYE JUSTICE SYSTEM MNN. Jan. 9, 2018. The corporate justice business based on Admiralty Law of the Seas is designed to protect the stolen property of a few elite and to enslave the rest. When we go to court 99.9% of us have to pay a lawyer to speak for []


RADV Vulkan Driver Now Supports VK_EXT_discard_rectangles "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

RADV co-founder Bas Nieuwenhuizen has landed support for the Vulkan VK_EXT_discard_rectangles extension within Mesa 17.4-dev...


Mika Brzezinski says her rich friends are 'embarrassed' to be from America "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski said her jet-setting friends are embarrassed to be Americans while discussing if there was any reason for optimism in the Trump era on Monday. "I had some friends that went to Paris over the holiday... and they said they were just viscerally embarrassed to be American," Brzezinski said. The MSNBC star's co-host and fianc, Joe Scarborough, perhaps realizing she wasn't speaking to the average American, tried to intervene with a joke, asking, and "Paris, Texas right?"


BBC World Service amends inaccurate photo caption "IndyWatch Feed War"

As noted here yesterday, the caption to a photograph used to illustrate the webpage of the January 7th edition of the BBC World Service programme Newshour included an inaccurate claim.

In addition, the photograph illustrating the programmes webpage is inaccurately captioned as follows:

Photo: A tourist photographs a sign in Bethlehem in 2015, calling for a boycott of Israeli products coming from Jewish settlements.

BBC Watch asked a professional to translate the Arabic script on that sign. It makes no reference to a selective boycott of products coming from Jewish settlements but rather urges: boycott your occupationsupport your countrys produce and it is credited to the national campaign for boycott of the occupation and its goods.

Along with a reader, BBC Watch contacted the BBC World Service and received the following reply:

Thank you for getting...


OKEEFE STRIKES AGAIN: Undercover Video Reveals Twitter Willing to Give Trumps Private Messages to DOJ Without Warrant "IndyWatch Feed"

OKeefe strikes again!

Project Veritas founder James OKeefe sent out a tweet taunting Deep State and media Tuesday evening.

On Wednesday morning OKeefe tweeted out a picture of himself in a disguise warning 15 mins. Here we go

James OKeefe revealed Twitter is ready to hand over President Trumps private messages to the Justice Department.

Undercover Video of Twitter Engineer Clay Haynes Saying Were more than happy to help the DOJ with their little investigation


Via Project Veritas:

Content Disclosed to DOJ Includes: Even the ones hes deleted, any direct messages

Engineer is Self-Proclaimed Bleeding-Heart Liberal Stating It comes with the territory [at Twitter]

Goes on to Explain Additional Big Brotherish Practices at Twitter

 A Project Veritas undercover investigation has revealed a senior network security engineer at Twitter stating that his company is more than happy to turn over the private communications and deleted tweets of President Donald Trump to the Department of Justice. If true, it is yet unknown whether Twitter is voluntarily disclosing this sensitive information or acting under a court order. Twitter is currently in the midst of defending itself from left-leaning criticism that President Trump hasnt been removed from the enormous media platform for violations of Twitters Terms of Service.

When prompted by the UCJ, Mr. Haynes provides additional details, Basically, giving them every single tweet that he...


The Ugly Racist Fake President Who Wants To Deport People Of Color "IndyWatch Feed"

Neither Will Hurd (R-TX) nor Pete Aguilar (New Dem-CA) are very popular in their districts and, frankly, neither deserves reelection. A Democrat is likely to beat Hurd, although the DCCC and the Castro Machine have its fingers on the scale for a worthless Blue Dog in South Texas. And it will take some time before a progressive is in position to primary Aguilar in the Inland Empire. Theyre both useless back-benchers from overwhelmingly Hispanic districts and this week they co-sponsored a DACA compromise-- a discussion draft ahead of Trumps January 19 deadline. On Monday, CNN reported that the bill would offer qualifying individuals the ability to get in line for a green card and eventual citizenship after years of conditional residency, provided they meet certain requirements, including a background check and work, education or military service requirements. The bill doesn't make explicit reference to sponsoring relatives, but the bill summary notes that existing law would prohibit parents of these individuals who came to the US illegally to apply for a visa to come back without returning to their home country for at least 10 years before applying and the bill does nothing to erase that requirement. That addresses chain migration, or family-based migration, that Trump says he wants to cut.

Hard to imagine a Democrat would sign onto this Republican perspective? Remember-- Peter Aguilar comes from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. Nor was he even a Democrat before the DCCC pushed him into the seat he now occupies.

Meanwhile, also on Monday, the Trump Regime set the field for deporting 200,000 El Salvadoran residents.
The Trump administration said Monday it is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, an action that could force nearly 200,000 to leave the U.S. by September 2019 or face deportation.

El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary...


Feeding kangaroos in Australia "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 5 January 2018 video says about itself:

On this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote joins a troop of Kangaroos for FEEDING TIME! Thats right, one of many things you can do in Australia is feed the Roos! Not only are they super friendly and adorable but they will also eat right out of the palm of your hand if you can believe it! Get ready to meet some hungry Kangaroos!


Restoration Of Net Neutrality Rules Hits Key Milestone In Senate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Markey's bill likely won't restore the net neutrality rules in the end, even if it passes in the Senate. Forcing a vote will be more difficult in the House, where Republicans hold a larger majority. Even if the bill passes both the Senate and House, President Trump is likely to issue a veto in order to let the FCC's net neutrality repeal go forward. Still, Markey's resolution could pass in the Senate if all Democrats and two Republicans vote in favor of it. A vote would keep net neutrality in the spotlight as Democrats prepare to make the repeal a campaign issue in the November elections. Democrats haven't said when they will try to force a vote on Markey's resolution, but US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has promised to make it happen. Last month, noting that legislation to reverse the repeal "doesn't need the support of the majority leader," Schumer said, "there will be a vote."


Dx Racer Gaming Chair "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Dx Racer Gaming Chair - Should you work at a computer on a regular basis then sometimes you will notice that your shoulders or your spine hurt. This can be resolved by simple massages and a fresh office chair will assist. A great deal of individuals suffer from repetitive strain injury and it may be wise to purchase. By way of instance, miracles can be worked by a new seat with lumbar support to your spine - you might also need to think about wrist grips for your mouse and keyboard.

There are a huge variety of options on the web so it is a good idea. It's totally up to you which options you choose to choose. However, when it comes to buying items like this online, before you make any decisions, you will need to contemplate doing a little bit of research. It's a fantastic idea to determine the marketplace and find out before you purchase the very first thing that you see, what else is available.

Doing a little bit of cost comparison is a smart idea because that way you can make sure that you're getting yourself the best deals on the internet. Just remember to take your time and use a pen and paper to keep tabs on your progress. Don't be tempted to rush in to anything. Purchasing a new office seat is really simple but you will have to consider different choices too. Doing some research will definitely help you keep up with what is available on the market today and it should save you quite a bit of cash.


Ecuador seeks third party to mediate 'safe passage' for Julian Assange "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Ecuadorean president warned Assange to refrain from commenting on politics of the nation's allies After living five years behind the safety of Ecuador's London embassy, Julian Assange may be in for a change of scenery. Ecuador is seeking out a third country or individual to mediate the safe passage of Assange from its Embassy in the United Kingdom, the country's foreign minister told a press conference on Tuesday. "The foreign minister of Ecuador Maria Fernanda Espinosa said they are seeking the mediation of a third country or personality so that Julian Assange can leave the embassy in London," teleSUR's Orlando Perez tweeted.


Is Cryptocurrency the Future? Or the Future Currency of the New World Order? "IndyWatch Feed World"

January 11th, 2018 By Ryan Cristin Guest writer for Wake Up World Are we being steered toward a controlled, cashless economy? There is a lot of debate around the intentions behind cryptocurrency, and in particular, Bitcoin itself. Some say that it is the answer we have been waiting for; the very thing that will allow us the freedom to finally []


Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: Youth "IndyWatch Feed"

This is a guest post by Nameless Writer, the first in a series.

I lost my virginity a few months before my seventeenth birthday. The three years building up to that were, in many ways, a haze of desire and desperation. Women will probably never be able to fully wrap their heads around it, but a mans horniness at that age is truly dizzying. Here are a few examples of what that state of mind is like.

One night I dug through my houses recycling bin in search of a bottle with a neck that my dick could fit in. I didnt care if it was plastic or glass; I just desperately wanted something different than my hand. I grabbed a few promising vessels and brought them all to my room to try out. None of them were an appropriate size. This was almost certainly a blessing in disguise, since even if my dick had managed to get into one, theres no telling if it would have been able to get out.

When girls in middle school would yawn, I would stare straight into their mouths. It felt like a little glimpse into a blowjob. It was great because you get a bad reputation for staring at tits or making creepy comments, but no one knows about the perverted preview of a yawn.

I also used to ask girls of my acquaintance to hit me. I looked up online how to hit erotically and safely (above the jawline, below the cheek bone, aim for the fleshy middle and steer clear of ears) and started teaching the willing all about it. In a way, it was innocent. The girls were intrigued, and I never followed up the slap with any other proposal. That may have been a mistake, but at the time it seemed appropriate. Though Im not a big fan of slapping generally, and when I am I tend to prefer it moving in the other direction, at the time this was great. Girls were touching me! Touching me because I asked them to! I would always make eye contact with them as they did it. Their faces always showed a mix of curiosity, intrigue, and maybe even a bit of flirtation. They tended to giggle after making contact and then ask if I was okay. I always said yes and asked for another. I would masturbate to the memory later, straining my brain to recall the precise sensation of the sting of each slap. It wasnt much, but it was an improvement on masturbating just to the recollection of what a girl looked like that day.

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What the rise of cyber indictments means for 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The growing implementation of indictments throughout 2017 was arguably the most impactful government action to counter cyber attacks, and yet received little attention. In November, federal prosecutors indicted an Iranian national with military links for his role in the HBO data exfiltration. A week later, indictments were issued against three members of the Chinese threat group known as APT 3, or Gothic Panda, for corporate espionage. The following day, a Canadian pled guilty to collaborating More


France: Kosher store burned down on anniversary of jihad attack "IndyWatch Feed War"

A suspected arson attack on a French kosher grocery store revived fears over anti-Semitism on Tuesday, three years to the day since an assault on a Jewish supermarket by an Islamist gunman. Although details are sketchy in this attack, it looks highly suspect given the anti-Semitic attacks Jews have been facing in France since the []


Even More Support: Silver Moving Higher in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Even More Support: Silver Moving Higher in 2018 by Rory The Daily Coin We are very grateful to see so many others reporting what we have been saying for the past several months. Silver and gold are should have...

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Indigenous Women Occupy Washington State Capitol Lawn "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Sitting in a tarpee erected outside the Capitol Building in the US state of Washington, seven Indigenous women and their supporters have vowed to stay put. They will stay until they are either arrested or politicians take action on climate change and native treaty rights. "We will be here as long as they let us be here," said Eva, a member of Santee Sioux Tribe. "Today, this is all we have left," she told Al Jazeera by phone. "We've been taken from and taken from." Eva, along with others from the indigenous community and their supporters, "occupied" the front lawn of the state capital in the city of Olympia on Monday, the first day of a new 60-day legislative session. "While they're inside doing their talks for the next 60 days, [we hope] they come to understand that the native nations people are watching them," Eva said.


NOAA Report: 2017 Was the Costliest Year on Record for US Disasters "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Very interesting: Today NOAAs National Climatic Data Center released its yearly report on billion-dollar weather and climate disasters that affected the US in 2017. Not surprisingly, the numbers were staggering. The costs of 2017 disasters, at $306.2 billion dollars cumulatively, set a new US record that blew past previous totals. These events also resulted in 362 fatalities.

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(Video) The Predator Prey Consciousness -- Energy Harvesting via Parasitic Entities "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Jan 10, 2018

(This is part 2 to the blog 2 Ways Parasitic Entities Attack Your High Vibration & Divine Sovereignty)

As promised here is a deeper dive into parasitic entities and how they feed the Predator Prey Consciousness of this planet and all of those living here. It's important to bring awareness to this topic however until we deal with deeper aspects on the consciousness level, we can't truly makes the changes necessary to effect a permanent shift in removal and healing.

I was amazed at how many of you messaged me or commented on your own experiences and your need to understand this in more depth. This not only told me that the information needed to get out, but more importantly that many of you are actively seeking to remove the parasitic entities from our planetary consciousness. This fills my heart with hope.

Please watch the video to get a much fuller scope on how our energy is harvested from not only us but this entire planet, the toxic residue left behind that pollutes the planetary energy field, how we can clear it, and what is being done to us through this predator prey consciousness to be okay with eating our own.

Please remember the importance to cleansing, fasting, meditating and praying to assist in clearing the miasma. If you're also looking for more tools to boost your energy protection so that these parasitic entities can't harvest your energy, please join Dr. Jessica Sanchez and myself this Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at 12 pm EST for our webinar.


Prayer and Meditation for Thursday, January 11, 2018 The Lesson of Total Defeat and the Cure of a Leper Never Surrender Hope "IndyWatch Feed War"

Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 308

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Lepers beg Jesus that they be healed

Reading 1 1 SM 4:1-11

The Philistines gathered for an attack on Israel.
Israel went out to engage them in battle and camped at Ebenezer,
while the Philistines camped at Aphek.
The Philistines then drew up in battle formation against Israel.
After a fierce struggle Israel was defeated by the Philistines,
who slew about four thousand men on the battlefield.
When the troops retired to the camp, the elders of Israel said,
Why has the LORD permitted us to be defeated today
by the Philistines?
Let us fetch the ark of the LORD from Shiloh
that it may go into battle among us
and save us from the grasp of our enemies.So the people sent to Shiloh and brought from there
the ark of the LORD of hosts, who is enthroned upon the cherubim.
The two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were with the ark of God.
When the ark of the LORD arrived in the camp,
all Israel shouted so loudly that the earth resounded.
The Philistines, hearing the noise of shouting, asked,
What can this loud shouting in the camp of the Hebrews mean?
On learning that the ark of the LORD had come into the camp,
the Philistines were frightened.
They said, Gods have come to their camp.
They said also, Woe to us! This has never happened before. Woe to us!
Who can deliver us from the power of these mighty gods?
These are the gods that struck the Egyptians
with various plagues and with pestilence.
Take courage and be manly, Philistines;
otherwise you will become slaves to the Hebrews,
as they were your slaves.
So fight manfully!
The Philistines fought and Israel was defeated;
every man fled to his own tent.
It was a disastrous defeat,
in which Israel lost thirty...


Israel Fast-Tracks Expulsions Of Palestinian Communities "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Israel forcibly displaced more than 650 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in 2017 by demolishing their homes. In total, occupation forces destroyed 400 structures in the West Bank, according to UN figures. More than 100 of the demolished structures had been funded by international donors. Another 12,500 are under threat from pending Israeli demolitions orders. Israel systematically denies Palestinians under military occupation in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, permission to build on their own land. Much of its destruction has targeted communities in Area C, the roughly 60 percent of the West Bank that remains under full Israeli military control under the terms of the Oslo accords signed between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in the early 1990s.


Basking in Trump Support, Israel Shuts Its Gates to Refugees and Disagreeable Jews Alike "IndyWatch Feed World"

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL Though the Israeli government is enjoying a time of nearly unprecedented cooperation with the current U.S. president and his administration, several recent stories have derailed its carefully honed image of a homeland for the Jewish people regardless of race, national origin or political persuasion.

Israel has long been a country that prides itself on welcoming all Jews and offering support to all refugees in conscience of the Jews own plight during the Second World War. But a series of damaging stories have shown the current government taking a hard turn against Israels heritage as such a haven.

First, Israel ordered the deportation last Tuesday of thousands of African migrants who have been termed infiltrators, not immigrants, by Israels Population and Immigration Authority. Based on concerns repeatedly voiced by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a major motivator for the edict was the fear that the unchecked influx of African migrants could present a threat to Israels social fabric and Jewish character.  Seemingly ignored is the fact that such an influx is now all but impossible, given the massive border wall Israel has constructed along its border with Egypt.

An Israeli government minister, speaking to this effect, called the migrants a cancer. Similar statements have been made of Israels Arab population, including Jewish Arabs.

The majority of the estimated 38,000 migrants are from Eritrea and Sudan, where they have fled war and persecution, and clearly meet the legal definition of a refugee according to the 1951 Refugee Convention, an agreement that Israel not only signed but reportedly helped to draft.

However, Israel has managed to avoid its legal obligations by leaving asylum requests unanswered, preventing the migrants from being recognized as refugees. Since 2015, Israel has granted only eight Eritreans and two Sudanese asylum from amongst tens of thousands of applications.


76 Countries Now Involved In Washingtons War On Terror "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

He left Air Force Two behind and, unannounced, shrouded in secrecy, flew on an unmarked C-17 transport plane into Bagram Air Base, the largest American garrison in Afghanistan. All news of his visit was embargoed until an hour before he was to depart the country. More than 16 years after an American invasion liberated Afghanistan, he was there to offer some good news to a U.S. troop contingent once again on the rise. Before a 40-foot American flag, addressing 500 American troops, Vice President Mike Pence praised them as the worlds greatest force for good, boasted that American air strikes had recently been dramatically increased, swore that their country was here to stay, and insisted that victory is closer than ever before. As an observer noted, however, the response of his audience was subdued.


Unstable Yale Psychiatrist Who Labeled Trump Unstable Recants Armchair Diagnosis "IndyWatch Feed"

Anti-Trump Yale professor Dr. Bandy Lee told reporters she wants to physically constrain President Trump, evaluate him in constraints and then frogmarch him from office.

Dr. Lee is worried though that it might come off looking like a like a coup!

Dr. Lee met with more than a dozen lawmakers last month to discuss President Donald Trumps mental health.

But this week Dr. Lee recanted her diagnosis of President Trump. reported:

Appearing on Midday Live with Dr. Drew and Mike Catherwood on TalkRadio 790 KABC in Los Angeles, Dr. Lee was forced to admit that other presidents, such as Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, also had psychological profiles that would be concerning to her. She then allowed that she was not talking about mental illness when it came to President Trump.

Dr. Drew noted that it would be impossible for anyone to last through the presidency based on the standard Dr. Lee seemed to be applying.

As Dr. Drew pointed out several former presidents had mental health issues and were not removed from office.

John Adams and Teddy Roosevelt suffered from bipolar disorder. President Lincoln suffered from serious bouts of depression.

And Barack Obama negotiated with the Iranian mullahs!

At least 18 former presidents suffered from some type of mental illness.

Dr. Lee backtracked on her diagno...


Why Is Japan Populist-Free? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Contemporary Japan may have its flaws, but it is now much more egalitarian than the United States, India, or many countries in Europe. By remaining a country of, by, and for the middle class, where the most affluent tend to be discreet, Japan has avoided the dangerous politics roiling developed and developing countries alike.


Interest Rates Walking On Narrow Ledge "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Interest Rates Walking On Narrow Ledge by Michael Pento Safe Haven There is a huge shock in store for those who have been lulled to sleep by a stock market that has become accustomed to no volatility and only...

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BATR: Small Business Tax Reform "IndyWatch Feed World"

Small Business Tax Reform

One aspect of the Republican Tax Reform that everyone can agree upon is that it is not perfect. Fox business reports in What tax reform really means for small businesses.

"Instead of lowering the tax rate on all pass-through businesses, the final bill allows pass-throughs to deduct up to 20% of income. But who can deduct how much depends on what type of business you run and a corresponding formula".

Stop right there. It should be entirely clear that the political realities and influence of corporate lobbyists supersede that of ordinary businesses.

Ken Berry, J.D. reports that the 2018 Tax Reform Law has Benefits for Some Small Businesses. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in general, revised rules for businesses take effect in 2018 and are permanent, unlike most changes for individuals. The topics he list are: Corporate taxation, Section 179 deductions, Bonus depreciation, Luxury car deductions, Pass-through entities and Other deductions and credits.

Now before you zone out on such a pedantic examination, consider that a restrain redress for optimum small business treatment is a fundamental mistake. Fact Finders reports that hires for corporate positions fall short of that for small business. "According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy, small businesses have generated 64% of net new jobs over the past 15 years. The SBA considers companies with less than 500 employees to be small businesses, which encompasses 99.7% of all businesses that have employees in the U.S. under that umbrella term."

If the Trump forecast is correct and that Corporations will re-patriot trillions of dollars back into the U.S. and invest in growing their businesses domestically, one might overlook some of the disparities that favor the transnational firms. However, anyone who has ever aspired to climb the economic ladder of success knows that owning your own venture is more realistic than getting on the ground level with stock options of a startup which may never go public.


Syria - Army Gains In Idleb - Insurgents To Challenge Foreign Occupiers "IndyWatch Feed"

While the U.S. seems to have given up on regime change in Syria it is still trying to sabotage the progress of the Syrian government and its allies. The recent drone attack on the Russian base Khmeimim in Latakia is...


Off to the Races: Maryland General Assembly 2018 Begins "IndyWatch Feed"

Its an election year, and everyone knows it. For the next 90-days, the Maryland General Assembly will be in session and, if the lead-up has been any indication, its set for fireworks.

There are a few big issues that are going to have to be addressed by Marylands leaders: the House of Delegates, the State Senate, and the Governor. However, the issues that make for the biggest political fights are ones that no one is fully prepared for coming into Session.

In addition to the fact that every member of the General Assembly, and the Governor, will face the voters of the State on November 6, you can expect several vicious fights that will be decided far soonerin the June 26 primary. All of the lawmakers in Annapolis for the next three months understand that they are under scrutiny from the voters, the press, and from potential primary contenders who, unlike the lawmakers, arent prohibited from fundraising during the 90 day Session.

So, whats really at stake here? The national dialogue eats up a lot of the news time, even locally, so much of the drama and intrigue leading up to this years Session may have slipped by the average voter. First, lets remember that a lot of whats going on is politics. Democrats control a super-majority in both houses of the General Assembly. They would like nothing more than to deny Larry Hogan the opportunity to be the first Republican Governor of Maryland to be re-elected since the 1950s.

However, Democrats have their own problems. Though Maryland is a solidly blue state, there are both geographic and demographic divides that strain relations and political power in Annapolis. The biggest of these is the desire of some to adopt a leftward shift in politics thats opposed to the moderate Democrat model that has held firm control on the Maryland Party for decades. Younger, progressive leaders see the old guard as embodiments of establishment and corruption while the seasoned politicians see the upstarts as not understanding that the majority of Marylanders are not keen on embracing far-left politics.

With this backdrop, lets take a look at a few of the issues facing Annapolis this Session:

Gerrymandering: The Big Gamble



Meteo Warning: Extreme weather to strike Greece, forecast Jan 10-16/2018 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Greek National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a weather warning as the extreme weather front coming from Italy is expected to strike Greek in the next hours. the weather front will bring strong rainfalls, thunderstorms and snow. The weather deterioration is expected in two waves, one on Wednesday night and one on Friday. Coming

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Arab League to hold meeting on Jerusalem next month "IndyWatch Feed War"

CAIRO (Reuters) The Arab League will meet on Feb. 1 to discuss how to counter U.S. President Donald Trumps move last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital, Egypts state news agency MENA said on Wednesday.

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Birds fly on a foggy day near the Dome of the Rock, located in Jerusalems Old City on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, Jerusalem, January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Six Arab foreign ministers who met in Amman last week said Arab states would embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war.

Arab foreign ministers said in an emergency meeting held following Trumps decision on December 6 that the move would spur violence throughout the region. They described Trumps announcement as a dangerous violation of international law which had no legal impact.

In recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike.

The status of Jerusalem home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions is one of the biggest obstacles to reaching a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

Reporting by Ali Abdelaty, writing by Amina Ismail; Editing by Gareth Jones


I guess Im not the only one disenchanted with movement atheism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Somebody is mad as hell.

Remember when we used to get so pissed off at theists telling us we had no basis for morality, that wed probably murder and rob banks without a god to keep us in check, and we could just point to religious terrorism and child-raping priests and smirk? Those were the good old days. It turns out that dogma and authoritarianism can afflict even secular communities. There goes our more-rational-than-thou defense!

One amusing fact for you all: when Ed Brayton and I were putting together this little network were on, we were trying to figure out what name to give it. I was all for something in-your-face, with atheism front and center and some kind of impudent logo. Ed advocated for something a bit moreopen and friendly, and came up with Freethoughtblogs, emphasizing freedom from dogma rather than loud atheism. Oh, man, he was right. It would be awkward if this were Atheismblogs right now.


Congressional ethics disclosures should include cryptocurrencies like bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed World"

(Sunlight) Cryptocurrencies like bitcoins should be treated as assets and disclosed, like stocks, bonds and derivatives. Whether a Member of Congress has bitcoins is relevant to public understanding of where that persons interests may lie, as is true of other assets, from stocks to bonds to real estate.

Thats why rules are in place across the United States and in open parliaments around the world to ensure that representatives in national and state legislatures file regular reports on stocks, bonds and derivatives. These filings enable internal and external ethics watchdogs to detect and address insider trading and financial conflicts of interests, both of which have been problematic issues around the world.

Walter Shaub, director of the ethics practice at Campaign Legal Center, and Jim Harper, a executive vice president at the Competitive Enterprise institute, both suggested to Bloomberg, that bitcoin should be classified as an asset.

We agree. In 2018, however, as Bloomberg reports, bitcoin falls into a gray area for disclosure rules in DC.

That will change. In the years ahead we can and should expect cryptocurrencies to be included in sunshine laws. Were glad to see some Members of Congress are already on the right side of history.

The Stock Act was written so the public could trust that members of Congress werent personally profiting from the office they hold, Slaughter, a New York Democrat, told Bloomberg in a statement. No one should be able to get around this law, including members who invest in digital currencies.

Members of Congress should absolutely be required to disclose their bitcoin holdings, as to avoid any conflict of interests, Congressman Jared Polis told Bloomberg. The public deserves transparency.

In the years ahead, we expect such disclosure to become mundane for legislators in DC and around the world. Today, its incumbent on Congress to respond to a novel technological development and make it clear to all of its members that asset disclosure now includes cryptocurrencies.

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Precio del huevo subi hasta 33% en la CDMX "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

En la Central de Abasto de Iztapalapa, el precio del kilo de huevo blanco alcanz los 32 pesos, mientras que el rojo lleg a los 34 pesos por kilo.Regeneracin, 10 de enero de 2018.- En la primera semana de 2018, el precio del huevo registr un incremento de hasta 33 por ciento en la Ciudad []

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4 Days Left to Submit Your Proposal for Open Networking Summit NA 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Share your expertise and help shape the future of SDN, NFV, orchestration and the automation of cloud, network, & IoT services at Open Networking Summit North America, March 26 -29, 2018 in Los Angeles.

With more than 2000 attendees expected at this years event, submit before Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 11:59pm PST to share your ideas and expertise with the open networking community.


Somethings Fishy: Iranian Oil Tanker On Fire in Ocean 160 Miles from Shanghai Was it Headed to North Korea? "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

An Iranian Oil Tanker on its way to Korea was in a collision with a US container ship off the coast of China.  The tanker is now on fire and all but one of its Iranian crew are missing.  Was this ship really bringing its cargo to North Korea like two other tankers identified in recent weeks?

The Guardian is reporting that

The body of one sailor had been found and 31 others were missing after an Iranian-owned tanker collided with a container ship about 160 nautical miles east of Shanghai on Saturday evening. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil or about 1m barrels.

The Guardian continued

Chinese authorities were investigating the cause of the crash. The Sanchi, a Panamanian-flagged vessel owned by the National Iranian Tanker Company, was sailing to South Korea from Iran when it collided with a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship, the CF Crystal, carrying 64,000 tonnes of grain. The Crystals 21 Chinese crew were rescued.

This is not the first oil tanker in recent weeks making the news near North Korea.  In late December the New York Times reported that

South Korea has seized a Hong Kong-flagged oil tanker accused of transferring 600 tons of refined oil to a North Korean ship in October in violation of United Nations sanctions, South Korean officials said on Friday.

The Times mentioned that this ship was registered to a Hong Kong company whose only director was reported as living in Guangzhou, China. In addition the Times reported that the ship

The Lighthouse Winmore docked at the South Korean port of Yeosu on Oct. 11 to load 14,039 tons of refined petroleum from Japan, they said. Four days later, it departed Yeosu, saying it was headed for Taiwan. Instead, it transferred the refined oil to four other ships in international waters, including 600 tons transferred to the North Korean ship Sam Jong 2 on Oct. 19, officials said.

A similar ship-to-ship transfer involving another North Korean ship, Rye Song Gang 1, was capture......


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Long-tailed Tits from Giliell, what little beauties they are, click for full size!

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Humans Only Have Few Decades Left. But We Can Change That. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By severing effect from cause, we are not only dangerously cut off from understanding the gravity of these events, but we are also blind to climate change events that (so far) havent resulted in world-wide disasters. For example, the fact that we are literally drowning due to sea level rise is perhaps something youve heard peripherally on some depressing Facebook post over your morning cup of coffee. The reality, however, is that sea level rise is not only an issue that carries with it catastrophic consequences greater than what weve already seen, but its happening faster than previously predicted. In November of last year, NASAs Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission warned that due to temperatures as high as 54 above normal, the Greenland ice sheet is far more unstable than we realized.


Chicago Profs Blast Socially Regressive Obama Center Plan "IndyWatch Feed"

Think about the jobs the center will create to stimulate the economy. Via Campus Reform: More than 150 University of Chicago professors and lecturers are protesting a socially regressive plan to build an Obama Center next to the schools campus. In a letter signed by scores of faculty members, the professors argue that while they []


O'Callahan: The Fight For Patent-Unencumbered Media Codecs Is Nearly Won "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Robert O'Callahan notes an important development in the fight for media codecs without patent issues. "Apple joining the Alliance for Open Media is a really big deal. Now all the most powerful tech companies Google, Microsoft, Apple, Mozilla, Facebook, Amazon, Intel, AMD, ARM, Nvidia plus content providers like Netflix and Hulu are on board. I guess there's still no guarantee Apple products will support AV1, but it would seem pointless for Apple to join AOM if they're not going to use it: apparently AOM membership obliges Apple to provide a royalty-free license to any 'essential patents' it holds for AV1 usage."


Stock Traders Are 95% Bullish! Does That Worry You? | McAlvany Weekly Commentary (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Stock Traders Are 95% Bullish! Does That Worry You? | McAlvany Weekly Commentary Video This week we discuss bullish sentiment, with 95% of stock traders believing that up is the only direction the markets can go. Headline: Melt Up!, Euphoria,...

The post Stock Traders Are 95% Bullish! Does That Worry You? | McAlvany Weekly Commentary (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.


More than half of US-based employees have never heard of GDPR "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline approaching, new research from MediaPro shows more than half of US-based employees have never heard of the forthcoming regulation. With 54 percent of U.S. companies citing GDPR readiness as top priority, this lack of understanding among the average U.S. employee could prove costly. Fines for GDPR non-compliance could total up to 4 percent of an organizations annual global turnover or $27 million U.S. dollars, whichever is greater. More


Microsoft Meltdown and Spectre Patches Bricked Some AMD PCs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Microsoft's 'Meltdown' updates are reportedly bricking AMD PCs

Following reports of unbootable machines, Microsoft has halted updates of its Meltdown and Spectre security patches for AMD computers, according to a support note spotted by the Verge. It made the move after numerous complaints from users who installed the patch and then couldn't get past the Windows 10 splash screen. "To prevent AMD customers from getting into an unbootable state, Microsoft will temporarily pause sending the following Windows operating system updates to devices with impacted AMD processors," it wrote.

[...] "After investigating, Microsoft has determined that some AMD chipsets do not conform to the documentation previously provided to Microsoft to develop the Windows operating system mitigations to protect against the chipset vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown," the company said.

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Macrons China visit points to Beijings shifting relationship with Europe "IndyWatch Feed War"

  • French President Emmanuel Macron wrapped is clearly eyeing a special strategic partnership with China, one expert said
  • Frances pivot to closer ties could be beneficial for Beijings divide and conquer strategy, she said
December 10, 2018

As French President Emmanuel Macron wrapped up his first official visit to China, there are signs that Beijings relationship with Europe is shifting.

The French politicians first official visit to China is notable for coming as other leaders of the Western world struggle domestically. In fact, Macron appeared as perhaps the leader of Europe at this very moment said Philippe le Corre, a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who herself has a China trip set for the end of January, continues to face questions about Brexit and her own leadership; Germanys Angela Merkel is struggling to form a coalition; and the U.S. is facing political turmoil under Donald Trumps administration.

For his part, Macron is clearly eyeing a special strategic partnership with China, said Alicia Garcia-Herrero, chief economist for Asia Pacific at French bank Natixis, pointing to Chinas consumers grow hungrier for what France has to offer.

During his campaign, the French leader took a slightly negative approach to China by pushing for a European-level investment protection agency, but that development seems to have lost ground, Garcia-Herrero said.

Instead, Macron appears to be taking a different angle with China.

Macron seems to have come to...


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Kitchen Dining Chair Pads "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Kitchen Dining Chair Pads - Parsons chairs come that choosing the perfect one could be a bit daunting. This guide has been constructed to help you select parsons chairs to match your house decor style. Whether you're trying to find a group of dining chairs or one or two chairs to use for dwelling space dividers, this guide is going to direct you in the perfect direction.

They think of sitting rooms and large, formal dining rooms, when folks envision a traditional dcor. A totally skirted, richly upholstered parsons seat does look positively! Conventional parsons chairs can be accommodated for more casual surroundings as well. These designs are timeless and refinedgoing out of fashion. Traits of parsons style chairs that are classic consist of legs . The thighs are usually in the "s-curved" Queen Anne style-- also called cabriole legs - or at the bolder Chippendale fashion. The seat backs are usually crescent scrolled or camel shape. Parsons chairs can be completely skirted, with box or triple pleats for a look.

You have extensive options, when picking upholstery for a fashion parsons chair. Choose a fabric that complements the color scheme and general mood of this space. One sure-fire idea would be to put a fabric-- either solid colored or subtly patterned-- with a darker wood. Ivory, light blue or green are all choices. Traditionally designed chairs may stand up to thicker prints and colors, such as large florals patterns greens, burgundies blues and golds. Nailhead trim, stainless steel bands and tassels are upholstery accents.


New Senators Get Committee Assignments "IndyWatch Feed"

My geekiest feature is my obsession with the makeup of Senate committees, so I was impatiently waiting to get the news of how things would be organized in the post-Roy Moore/Al Franken world. And I am pleased. Very pleased.

The full Senate is set to ratify revised committee rosters and ratios before adjourning Tuesday evening.

The changes add a Democrat to the Finance and Judiciary Committees, because each needed new Democrats to provide an across-the-board one-seat advantage for the GOP with their diminished majority.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York announced the new Democratic assignments, which are highlighted by the appointments of Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California to the Judiciary Committee.

Booker and Harris become only the second and third African-American members of the Judiciary panel in American history.

There's other news, too. You might be interested in this:

Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones will sit on the Banking, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Homeland Security and Aging panels.

Sen. Tina Smith, Minnesotas new appointed senator, has received assignments to the Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resources, HELP and Indian Affairs committees.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse landed the coveted seat on the Finance Committee, which is fine by me.

If I was making the decisions, I'd probably give Jones some different committee assignments, but they're treating him pretty much like any other fresh meat. I expect he'll want to dive into the education work on HELP, and maybe his spot on banking will make him some friends back home that he can't afford to have as enemies if he wants to have a prayer of getting elected to a full term.

For the same reason, I worry that he won't be a solid vote on labor issues which would be really unfortunate for running the HELP committee in the event the Democrats win back a narrow majority.

Tina Smith's assignments seem better suited to helping her make inroads with the constituencies she'll need to hold her seat.


GOP Cares More About Agenda Than Midterms "IndyWatch Feed"

Ron Brownstein has a pretty good analysis of the Republicans electoral strategy, but I think hes missing one important ingredient. He identifies two basic decisions that the Republicans have already taken that will have a major impact on the midterms and that will very difficult to compensate for over the course of the campaigns.

The first has been to align more closely with Trump even as questions have mounted about both his basic fitness for the presidency and the potential legal exposure that he and his inner circle might face in the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. The second has been to pursue a policy agenda, on issues from taxes to health care to the environment, aimed almost entirely at the preferences of their partys conservative base, with strikingly few concessions to any voices or interests beyond their core coalition.

Before November, the GOP might modulate each of these choices. But Republicans have engraved the fundamental outline of each direction so deeply over the past year that they are unlikely to be significantly altered.

The decisions to increasingly lock arms with Trump and to pursue such a partisan agenda reflect the same political calculation. On each front, Republicans are placing the highest priority on maximizing unity and enthusiasm among their base voters even at the price of infuriating and energizing Democrats, and antagonizing more swing voters especially suburban college-educated whites. For voters anywhere on the continuum from ambivalent to alarmed about Trump, congressional Republicans are now sending a clear signal that they are far more inclined to empower than to constrain him.

I think all of that is accurate. Yet, what it seems to miss is that the Republicans are looking to achieve as much as they can while they have their majorities rather than trimming their sails in the effort to maintain their majorities. This should be familiar, as its precisely what the Democrats did in 2009 and 2010. And the Democrats might have hoped back then that theyd be rewarded by their base with a lot of support and enthusiasm in the 2010 midterms, but the eventual result was that the opposition was more mobilized by a very wide margin. It turned out that doing things like vastly expanding access to health care after decades of futility caused the base to moan about the details and be complacent about the accomplishment. Doing what you promised isnt as good of a vote-getter as being in the minority while your party is getting rolled by the opposition.

It didnt help that the Democrats didnt act like they were proud of their achievements or in love with their...

The Government Shutdown Battlefield "IndyWatch Feed"

When you look at all the issues that need to be negotiated before January 19th to avoid a government shutdown, its very hard to see how a shutdown can conceivably be avoided. Theres always the possibility that theyll pass another short-term continuing resolution to buy themselves more time, but even that is looking unlikely.

Because there are so many areas of dispute, both parties have a lot of options for assigning blame to the other side. If there is a shutdown, the Republicans will most likely opt to focus on two areas. One will be the old standby of a strong national defense. The GOP wants to cut a deal to break the budget caps put in place by the Budget Control Act of 2011. But the Democrats are insisting that any increase in authorized spending be split between defense and non-defense spending. The Republicans will argue that the Pentagon has been systematically underfunded ever since 2011 and that the Democrats are leaving our military in a weakened condition. Theyll argue that the Democrats are shutting down the government to protect illegal immigrants, which is also imperiling our national security.

If the Democrats want to shut down the government because they cant get amnesty for illegal immigrants, then theyre going to have to defend those actions to the American people, Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas said Sunday on ABCs This Week program.

As you can see from the two Democratic senators from New Hampshire, the Democrats will never concede that a shutdown is being done to protect the Dreamers because too many of them are frightened by the rhetoric of people like Sen. Tom Cotton. So, while they will appeal to the publics general sympathy for the Dreamers who are protected by an expiring DACA, and they will claim that they are fighting for them, if there is a shutdown they will argue that its about Trumps stupid border wall. And theyll note that Trump promised over and over again that the Mexicans would pay for his stupid border wall.

On the defense appropriations, the Democrats will counter that the Republicans just gave away all the money to millionaires with their tax reform, and that the budget rules are needed to control runaway deficit spending. If the caps are going to be busted, the money should go equally to the military and to domestic spending, including investments in educa...

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed"

Nice job by the Department of Justice in withholding evidence from the Bundy family defense and letting them get off scot-free.


WikiLeaks Steals Michael Wolff's Book "IndyWatch Feed"

As a writer and editor, I am appalled that WikiLeaks decided to publish Michael Wolffs new book Fire and Fury. If you want to do the right thing, youll go buy it rather than stealing it from the WikiLeaks link. It isnt a suppressed piece of government information of vital interest to the public. Its a book that is for sale, and offering it to everyone for free is not Julian Assanges decision to make. Hes a crook, and he should be prosecuted for doing this.

This is a way for Assange and his patrons to strike back at Wolff and send a message to any publisher who thinks theyll make a lot of money paying for tell-all books from inside TrumpWorld. But its also petty and basically pointless. Wolffs book sales will be robust and adequate even with this sabotage, and now many more people will get a firsthand account of its contents than would have been the case otherwise. On the whole, I think this decision will do Trump more harm than good.

As for the quality of the book, I dont think John Podhoretz is too far off:

Assessing individual scenes in the book can be difficult and it often comes down to whether or not you agree with Wolffs judgment. Wolffs main advantage over every other journalist is that he was there in the West Wing of the White House every day, immersed in the pulse and pace of the place, talking to people in real time before theyd come up with their stories and rationales and excuses to present to the outside world. If a lot of what he writes with authority is still mostly a matter of opinion, its still a very informed opinion.

Its a better read because it doesnt expend much energy with caveats and conditional statements, but it isnt more credible for taking that kind of shortcut. In other words, it appears to be a mostly accurate appraisal and retelling of Trumps first months in office, but one told with shoddy journalistic standards. Historians will find it unreliable, but the rest of us can probably rest easy that hes captured the essence of what we need to know. Youll probably want to read it for free, but that does...


New Legal Filing Against Guantanamo Prison "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

January 11 marks the 16th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantnamo, and the first anniversary under this president. If you're in the D.C. area, please join us at 11:30 a.m. to gather  with human rights activists, torture survivors, Guantnamo attorneys, 9/11 family members, and members of diverse faith communities at Lafayette Square, at the north side of the White House. Together, we will rally to end indefinite detention, close the prison, and stop torture. We're also excited to announce the book launch of There is a Man Under that Hood, which sets the words of Luke Nephew's (Peace Poets) remarkable poem to photographs of anti-torture demonstrations taken or curated by Justin Norman (Witness Against Torture). The afterword is written by CCR Senior Staff Attorney Omar Farah.


Frances Emmanuel Macron secures strategic access to Chinese markets "IndyWatch Feed War"

From high-end wine to the new Silk Road, France and China have agreed to enhance economic relations. For Beijing, that meant providing French companies better access to Chinese markets.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday signed several agreements worth billions of euros, spanning strategic sectors of industry, including trade, art and energy.

The series of agreements aim to rebalance the 30 billion ($36 billion) trade deficit France has with Beijing by providing reciprocal access to Chinese markets.

Read more: Frances Emmanuel Macron starts China visit in Silk Road gateway city of Xian

Strategic access

  • Xi said both countries will work together on the One Belt, One Road also known as the new Silk Road project after Macron endorsed the infrastructure project worth more than 1 trillion.
  • Under the series of agreements, China has agreed to drop a 16-year-old embargo on French beef within six months and allow Chinese retailer to sell high-end French wine and cognac, a deal worth more than 2 billion.
  • French energy giant Areva and its Chinese counterpart CNNC signed a deal to jointly build a nuclear waste management facility worth 10 billion.
  • Macron said the Pompidou Center in Paris, home to the worlds second-largest collection of modern art, reached a deal to open a gallery in Shanghai.

Restart our cooperation

Macron endorsed Chinas massive infrastructure project aimed at establishing strategic land and sea trade routes, saying: Historically, the Silk Road was a road to communicate, to exchange; it was a road...


Amazon Is Hurting Independent Retailers And Chains "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The retail industry is experiencing significant upheaval. Online shopping is expanding rapidly, many national chains have closed locations and even declared bankruptcy, and malls are going dark in record numbers. Headlines have started calling this wave of closures a historic tipping point for American retail. However, almost all of the media reporting about these trends has focused on national retail chains. In order to find out how changes in the retail landscape are affecting independent businesses, we decided to ask them. Working with a coalition of national small business trade associations, we conducted a survey that gathered data from over 850 independent retailers across the country in a variety of retail categories.


France: Avalanche warnings extended due to 'once in a lifetime snow storms' - intense snow and cold blanketing vast swathes of the planet (PHOTOS) "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Once-in-a-generation" snowstorms prompt authorities to maintain high alerts in three departments Once-in-a-generation snowstorms in the Alps, some of which are expected to see up to 2m of snow fall have prompted authorities to issue repeated avalanche warnings. The snowfall has been so intense that national forecaster Mto France, which described the conditions as 'a 30-year-event', placed the Savoie on red avalanche alert - its highest warning level - late on Monday afternoon.


Dutch police treats Shell earthquake victims as terrorists "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dutch farm damaged by earthquakes as a consequence of gas extraction, ANP photo

This photo shows a Dutch farm in Groningen province, one of many buildings damaged by earthquakes as a consequence of natural gas extraction.

Shell and Exxon each own 50% of the shares in the NAM corporation which extracts gas in Groningen. These two big corporations sabotage paying compensation to the victims of the earthquakes.

On 8 January 2018, RTV Noord in Groningen province in the Netherlands reported about a big earthquake.

3,4 on the Richter scale. Zeerijp village in the north of the province was the epicenter; but it could also clearly be felt much further south, like in a hospital in Groningen city.

Many people want to protest against Shell, Exxon, and their accomplices in the Dutch government.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Police are looking for activists against earthquakes at their homes

Today, 11:45
Updated at 12:36

The police visited people last night who want to protest against gas extraction today. They want to do this when Minister Wiebes...


Palestinian-American gets last minute deportation reprieve thanks to help from community and local congressman "IndyWatch Feed World"

After two decades fighting to remain in the United States, Amer Othman Adi spent the first days of 2018 saying goodbye to his friends and neighbors in his adopted hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. That is until his lawyer and supporters - including a Congressman - secured a final-hour stay of deportation yesterday, just a few days before Adi's forced deportation to Jordan scheduled for Sunday. Adi, a Palestinian-American businessman and community activist, has owned and run a number of businesses in the city for years, including the popular Downtown Circle Hookah Bar. "I have been fighting this deportation for almost 23 years; I thought we had it solved," Adi told a small group of teary-eyed friends and neighbors gathered at the hookah bar on Tuesday. "But when Donald Trump was elected I knew I was in trouble."


Trump Videos CNN Meme War, the Trumpinator Triumphs "IndyWatch Feed War"

A new form of information warfare shows Donald Trump and the deployables triumphant over the Deep State and its fake news mass media.

Note: the other creative genius coming out of the Trump Triumph is the Hitler Rants Parodies. Below is one example.

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00:13 founder Charles C. Johnson: Why Steve Bannon had to go from Breitbart "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon stepped down from Breitbart News network after revelations in Michael Wolff's salacious new book sparked a feud between him and President Trump. It is with great pain that I write this, but Steve Bannon simply had to go. First of all, Michael Wolff is telling the truth. I have known Steve Bannon since 2010. Michael Wolff is telling the truth about what Bannon said regarding Don Trump Jr. I know this is true because everything Bannon is quoted as saying to Wolff he also said to me when I met with him at his Embassy, first in August and again in September. At that meeting, Bannon obsessed about money laundering, Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump Jr. I said that I was under Senate investigation for a fake Russian involvement story, and that the claims of treason were absurd. The conversation then moved on. Of course Bannon bizarrely claims he fired me from Breitbart, but the records show I quit when he (and editor-at-large Joel Pollak) didn't want to break news anymore, content to be a talk radio of the internet and scrape others' content.


$100m water upgrade for Malawis capital "IndyWatch Feed World"

A $100 million World Bank project promises to improve water and sanitation services for the 500,000 residents of Malawis capital, Lilongwe.


SOTT FOCUS: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - December 2017 : Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs "IndyWatch Feed World"

The cold and snow broke many records around the world last month, but the US took the worst of it, with all 50 states having snow on the ground even before winter had officially begun. Northern Mexico, and East Asia faced the worst winter in decades, while some parts of Australia were startled by snow in summer. Meanwhile, the white stuff blanketed the desert and mountains in Northwest China's Xinjiang province. Floods continued to wreak havoc in the Philippines and Indonesia, with thousands displaced, while heavy rain in Albania flooded thousands of homes and tore down roads and bridges. California was scorched by widespread wildfires that burned up to 280,000 acres and destroyed more than 1000 homes, becoming the largest and most destructive wildfire in the modern history of California. With an 'atmospheric river' and downpours predicted for the 1st week of January 2018, things are looking gloomy for the sunshine state. A high level of volcanic activity was seen around the world in December, while a deadly 6.5 earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Java. Meteors sightings increased in December with more and more reports of accompanying "mysterious loud booms", very likely the space rocks exploding overhead. Atmospheric phenomena, including iridescent clouds and "strange lights in the sky, continued to impress people from Sweden to Eastern Russia, but such events are likely evidence of a distinct cooling of the atmosphere, one of many signs of the possible onset of a new ice age. Check it out below!


2017: $306 Billion In Damages From Climate-Linked Disasters "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The nations third-hottest year on record is now officially its costliest for billion-dollar natural disasters.  Sixteen major climate- and weather-related catastrophes caused a record $306.2 billion in damages and killed at least 362 people in 2017 as the United States suffered its worst wildfire and hurricane seasons in modern history, according to a report released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Hurricanes created the most damage, totaling $265 billion as Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma racked up a respective $125 billion, $90 billion and $50 billion. Wildfires caused $18 billion in losses, tripling previous annual records. The new tally shattered the previous 2005 record of $215 billion, driven mostly by Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita.


This Is What Will Trigger The Big Surge In Gold And The Mining Shares "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This Is What Will Trigger The Big Surge In Gold And The Mining Shares from King World News As we move through the second week of trading in 2018, this is what will trigger the big surge in gold and...

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Giovanni Gasparro "IndyWatch Feed"

Contemporary Italian artist and devout Catholic, born 1983. His degree is in art history rather than studio, for a thesis on Van Dyck in Rome. It shows. Above, Amoris Laetitia (the joy of love), John the Baptist warning of the adultery of Herod Antipas.


Highly Classified Satellite Plummeted Into Indian Ocean After SpaceX Launch, Official Confirms "IndyWatch Feed World"

After the launch of the secretive Zuma satellite into outer space aboard the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, reports circulated that the new eye in the sky, which is worth billions, "is presumed to be a total loss after it failed to reach orbit."
Then, as we reported this morning, in the absence of any official statement from either the government or SpaceX itself - understandable since the cargo was so "secret" nobody was willing to make any statements on the record - the mystery around the launch and the payload continued, as in an emailed statement, company President and COO Gwynne Shotwell, said that the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket...


The NVIDIA 390 Driver Is Playing Nicely With Linux 4.15 Kernel "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For those NVIDIA Linux users reliant upon the proprietary driver and wanting to upgrade to the Linux 4.15 kernel that will be officially released within the next two weeks, the 390.12 driver is playing nicely...


Seattle: Diverse Coalition Emerging Around Public Banking "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Activists as diverse as Black Lives Matter, local tribal members of the Standing Rock Coalition,, Democratic Socialists, and MLK County Labor council, as well as several experienced bankers, retired government officials and law school professors have coalesced along with Public Banking advocates in Seattle to pressure City Council to move forward on their newly approved $100,000 feasibility study. For those in the Seattle area, join the Seattle Public Banking Coalition here. The Seattle Public Banking Coalition is actively connecting these coalition members to communicate to City Council the urgency of moving forward with the feasibility study. They detail the gains the study would deliver including drafting of a mission statement, examining legal issues, and identifying sources of initial capital...


Drones used in attack on Russia's bases in Syria "could only be shipped from US" "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Russian news agency Interfax is reporting that a so far unnamed member of Russia's Federation Council - the upper house of Russia's parliament - has said that the thirteen drones which on Saturday attempted unsuccessfully to attack Russia's two Syrian bases in Khmeimim and Tartus could only have been shipped from the US. Note that this does not outright say that the US supplied the drones to the Jihadis who carried out the attack, though it comes very close. The Interfax report of the statement about the US origin of the drones by the member of Russia's Federation Council is dated 16:31 hours Moscow time. At 16:50 hours Moscow time - ie. just 20 minutes later - Interfax reported the Russian Ministry of Defence saying that at the time of the drone attack on Russia's Syrian bases a US reconnaissance plane was spotted flying over the Mediterranean.


Detienen a maestro que abus de 5 nias en albergue de Chihuahua "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Jos Mara Gonzlez Estrada trabajaba en un albergue en el municipio de Guazapares y abus en repetidas ocasiones de cinco menores que estudiaban ah.Regeneracin, 10 de enero de 2018.- El profesor Jos Mara Gonzlez Estrada fue condenado a 23 aos y cuatro meses de crcel por delitos contra la correcta formacin de menores y violacin agravada en []

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Halitrephes maasi "IndyWatch Feed"

Spectacular jellyfish filmed by the E/V Nautilus at a depth of 4,000 feet off Baja California. Video here.


The Forty-Five, or Jacobites and Madmen "IndyWatch Feed"

John Petite, The Jacobites of 1745, 1873

In the realm of human behavior that needs explaining, I offer you the case of Lord George Murray. On September 3, 1745, Lord George wrote to his brother, the Duke of Atholl, to declare his intention of joining Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion, despite having accepted lucrative positions from the government:
I never did say to any person in Life that I would not ingage in the cause I always in my heart thought just and right, as well as for the Interest, Good, and Liberty of my country . . . though what I do may and will be reccon'd desperate . . .  and may very probably end in my utter ruin. My Life, my Fortune, my expectations, the Happyness of my wife and children, are all at stake, and the chances are against me, yet a principle of (what seems to me) Honour, and my Duty to King and Country, outweighs every thing.
Murray was not hungry, or desperate, or oppressed; indeed he had pretty much everything his century could offer. Yet he threw it all away to follow a prince who had never before set foot in Britain.

Once I was a maiden fair
Now its widows weeds I wear
My husband lies not in the grave
But far from me he ploughs the waves
I have a wonderful book about the folklore of the Island of Skye, and mixed in with all the water horses and selkies are dozens of items about Bonnie Prince Charlie, who passed through the island when he was fleeing after his defeat and seems to have been sheltered by every other family on the island. People treasure these memories and have passed them on for generations.

I've just finished reading a quite good book about the Forty-Five, as Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion is generally known, and what lingers in my mind is a puzzle. What is all this about?...


How to successfully stop illegal immigration: Follow Israels model "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israel is regarded as a global leader in the fight against Islamic terrorism. Less well known is that the Jewish state has over the years contended with a major issue of regional migrants entering the country illegally and has successfully halted this infiltration to the point where not a single illegal entered in 2017, according []


Devasting Ad Bashes Dems With Their Own Words (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Devasting Ad Bashes Dems With Their Own Words Video Bill Still As Democrats salivate over their hyped possibilities come this November, the higher-ups know the truth the RNC out raised the DNC by a 2-1 margin in 2017....

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Chinese Leadership On U.N. Reform "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

6 Jan 2017  There have been a number of periods when proposals for new or different United Nations structures were proposed and discussed. The first was in the 1944-1945 period when the Charter was being drafted. Some who had lived through the decline and then death of the League of Nations wanted a stronger world institution, able to move more quickly and effectively in times of crisis or the start of armed conflict. In practice, the League of Nations was reincarnated in 1945 in the U.N. Charter but the names of some of the bodies were changed and new Specialized Agencies such as UNESCO were added. There was some dissatisfaction during the San Francisco negotiations, and an article was added indicating that 10 years after the coming into force of the Charter a proposal to hold a U.N. Charter Review Conference would be placed on the Agenda thus for 1955.


Apps most frequently blacklisted by enterprise security teams "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Appthority released its Enterprise Mobile Security Pulse Report for Q4 2017, which details the apps most frequently blacklisted by enterprise mobility and security teams. Most blacklisted apps For iOS devices, popular dating app Tinder made the list of most blacklisted apps, joining WhatsApp Messenger and Pokmon GO, which topped the list for the second consecutive quarter. For Android, the top blacklisted apps were WhatsApp Messenger, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, all new to the list from More


After a Sweet Deal With Dad, Eric Trump Assembles a Valuable Penthouse "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Donald Trumps son Eric is preparing to capitalize on a windfall he received from his father during the presidential campaign: Hes combining three luxury Manhattan high-rise apartments, one of which he purchased at a throwaway price from his father, into one potentially lucrative penthouse.

In the spring of 2016, Eric Trump got a great deal from his father. He bought two previously unsold condominium apartments at Trump Parc East for just $350,000 each, about half of the price they had recently been listed for.  

Such bargain basement sales are usually treated as gifts by the IRS. But they might not have been taxed that way, tax experts said, because of advantages available only to real estate developers.

Last month, Eric transferred ownership of one of the condos unit 14G and two other adjacent apartments he owns into a new entity called 100 CPS Penthouse LLC.

He had already applied for permits to combine these three units into a 2,400-square-foot apartment on the top floor of a building that overlooks Manhattans Central Park. The estimated cost to combine the apartments: $410,000.

All told, Eric paid just under $3 million for the three apartments. With the estimated renovation costs included, he will have spent more than $3.3 million to create the penthouse.

How much Eric could get on the market if he sold such a large penthouse is not clear, but for compa...

'Autonomy is a right': Amazigh minority fights for rebirth amid Libyan chaos "IndyWatch Feed War"


Despite the advances they have made since 2011, Libya's largest minority still struggles for its most basic demands

Wednesday, 10 January


Cody Snodgres - Operation Indigo Skyfall "IndyWatch Feed World"


In this podcast researcher Ole Dammegard interviews former black op independent contractor Cody Golden Elk Snodgres, who for more than 20 years was deeply involved in high level black operations, body guard work, assassinations, and blowing up buildings, etc. After many years of silence he has now decided to step forward with explosive information in many different dark areas.
This episode covers a highly top secret global and very sinister agenda under the name of Project Indigo Skyfall. The information comes from the highest level and several people have lost their lives while trying to expose it. It involves one of the MAJOR reasons behind CHEMTRAILS, FLOURIDE and GMOs, the devastating combined effect it has on the human body, and specifically the pineal gland.

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10 Wednesday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

My midweek morning train reads:  Hedge funds produce best returns in 4 years (Financial Times) see also Quant hedge funds set to surpass $1tn management mark (Financial Times)  The Patterns That Werent There: Why Signals Are Hard to Identify and What to Do About It (Of Dollars & Data)  The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency

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Nikki Haley hosts Jerusalem UN vote after-party for 'Friends of the US': Countries representing 0.5% of world population show up "IndyWatch Feed World"

What if the US Ambassador to the UN had a party for all of America's true friends? The room might be pretty empty. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley hosted a "Friends of the US" reception Wednesday to thank the 64 brave diplomats who didn't scold Donald Trump for his over-the-top Hanukkah gift to his bro, Bibi Netanyahu. There were three levels of guests at the party, really. First, the VERY welcome guests - those who voted with the US, against the resolution. Numero Uno, of course, Israel: "Israel completely rejects this preposterous resolution. Jerusalem is our capital. Always was, always will be," explained Netanyahu. The other heavyweight nations that proudly stood with the United States were Guatemala, Honduras, Togo ("Africa's Best-Kept Secret") and the wee island states of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, and the Marshall Islands. As USA Today put it, "Four of the countries - Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau - have combined populations less than Boise, Idaho." This massive amalgamation, this force to be reckoned with, standing arm-in-arm with America, has a total population of less than one half of one percent of the world's population (about 3.7 million).


FLASHBACK: Worst flu season in history, NHS fears "IndyWatch Feed World"

The NHS is braced for the worst flu season in its history, amid fears that overcrowded hospitals will be unable to cope. The head of the health service has warned that "pressures are going to be real" as he warned that influenza levels are expected to be high. Simon Stevens said Australia and New Zealand - who are just coming out of their winter - have had a "heavy flu season" with many hospitals struggling to deal with demand. And he said scientists would now re-examine the vaccines amid fears that the current jabs may not hold off the infections.


Psychiatrists say Trump mentally ill "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Psychiatrists say Trump mentally ill

by Jon Rappoport

January 10, 2018

After investigating psychiatry for two decades, Im confident that, if we could go back and rewrite history, deleting all psychiatrists on the planet, so theyd never existdeleting their diagnoses and their drugsthis would have resulted in a massive upsurge in mental health, moving forward

The Daily Mail: A group of leading psychiatrists told a conference that Donald Trump has clear hallmarks of mental illness that compromise his role as president. Twenty-five researchers made a drastic break away from ethical standards by meeting at Yale University on Thursday to discuss evidence questioning the commander-in-chiefs mental health.

Psychiatrist Allen Frances, who has played a central role in defining mental disorders, disagrees. He wrote in the NY Times: Most amateur diagnosticians have mislabeled [Mr. Trump as having] narcissistic personality disorder. He may be a world-class narcissist, but this doesnt make him mentally ill.

Dr. Frances makes an interesting point. He distinguishes between behavior and earning a badge for having a particular mental disorder.

For example, a person can be sad, but that alone doesnt make him a candidate for the label, clinical depression. A person can take aggressive actions against authority, but that doesnt necessarily mean he is suffering from Oppositional Defiance Disorder.

Consider the accusation that Trump has Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). What does that mean? What is the official definition of NPD? Here is an excerpt from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the official bible of the American Psychiatric Association. Go ahead, plow through it, itll only take a minute:

The definition of NPD states that it comprises of a persistent manner of grandiosity, a continuous desire for admiration, along with a lack of empathy. It starts by early adulthood and occurs in a range of situations, as signified by the existence of any 5 of the next 9 standards (American Psychiatric Association, 2013):
A grandiose logic of self-importance
A fixation with fantasies of infinite success, control, brilliance, beauty, or idyllic love
A credence that he or she is extraordinary and exceptional and can only be understood by, or should connect with, other extraordinary or important people or institutions
A desire for unwarranted admiration
A sense of entitlement
Interpersonally oppressive behavior
No form of empathy
Resentment of others or a conviction that others are resentful of him or...


Storm dumps 18 inches of snow on Mammoth Mountain, California "IndyWatch Feed World"

A winter storm that killed at least five people in Southern California dumped more than a foot of snow and an inch of heavy rain on the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service in Reno reported Tuesday that 18 inches of snow fell on the top of Mammoth Mountain south of Yosemite National Park. As of Tuesday afternoon, Kirkwood Mountain Resort reported 7 inches of new snow in 24 hours, while Sierra-at-Tahoe reported 4 inches and Heavenly Mountain Resort reported 2 inches. About 5 inches of snow was recorded at Sugarbowl ski resort near Truckee, California, and 3 inches at Mount Rose Ski Tahoe near Reno.


Toddler Play Table and Chairs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Toddler Play Table and Chairs - You can tell if your church seats are due for replacement. It is no secret that all worn chairs out is not comfortable. They reflect on a church and are unappealing, not to mention structurally unsound. Structurally seating that is compromised can give way at any given moment, damaging a salesman member or possibly embarrassing.

When purchasing church seats, caliber is non-negotiable; it is almost always preferable to invest in a few rows of quality chairs that will last for years to come instead of buy a space full of inexpensive seats which will start to fall apart at the seams from the minute they are first employed. You get exactly what you pay for in regards to seats. They give a worth, as they will last considerably longer than quality chairs while quality chairs may not be cheap. Purchasing chairs will provide your congregation an enhanced worship experience and a more comfortable environment.

It may be challenging in the event the church is already overwhelmed by other obligations to obtain church chairs. Luckily, there are a few ideas which you may use even in the face of a church funding to make certain that you are able to buy quality church chairs.


2018: The Year of Living Dangerously "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

2018: The Year of Living Dangerously by Jim Rickards Daily Reckoning Im calling 2018 The Year of Living Dangerously. That description might seem odd to lot of observers. Major U.S. stock indexes keep hitting new all-time highs. 2017 went...

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Mantis shrimp mating dance "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Watch This Male Mantis Shrimp Dance to Attract a Mate

9 January 2018

Mantis shrimp have a reputation as fighters and its well deserved. But they also have a romantic side to them, which they show off with a well-choreographed mating dance. From the series: David Attenboroughs Great Barrier Reef: Builders.


Moldova's government suspends popular president again in order to push through anti-Russian policies "IndyWatch Feed World"

Moldova's Constitutional Court has temporarily suspended pro-Russian President Igor Dodon from his post in order to allow the ruling coalition and the government to enact decrees that Dodon had refused to promulgate. This is the third time Dodon has been temporarily suspended in recent months, and the second time since the beginning of this year. The court suspended Dodon to allow the government to promulgate a bill that bans Russian propaganda, reported on January 5. Moldova's parliament on December 7 endorsed an amendment to the media law to ban radio and TV programmes "with informative, analytic, military and politic" content produced abroad, except for those produced in the European Union, the US, Canada or signatories of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television.


Best Encrypted Email Services for 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Waqas

The year 2017 is gone but the hunt for the

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Looking for a savior in a President is slave mentality "IndyWatch Feed World"

In 2017, I wrote a lot about how dangerously centralized our political system in the U.S. has become, and how we need to decentralize governance in order to restore power, liberty and policy experimentation to the local level. This notion that a sprawling and culturally diverse nation of 325 million individuals should constantly battle to the death over the ring of political power in Washington D.C. so as to impose their view on the other half of the country which completely disagrees is patently ludicrous. States, and even metro areas themselves, should be making most of the important decisions that impact their citizens' lives on a day to day basis. This isn't complicated. People who live in Boulder, Colorado such as myself have a very distinct worldview on most things from the average resident of let's say Houston, Texas. This isn't to say one is superior to the other, we're just talking generally different mindsets and cultures. The residents of these distinct places should be able to express themselves via policy in a way that most fits the desires and values reflective of these particular regions. While this does happen to some degree, all U.S. citizens are still beholden to the whims of centralized political power in Washington D.C. to a very unhealthy and dysfunctional degree.

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