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Tuesday, 07 August

00:30

Growing Food in Our Cities - National Urban Farming Workshop "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Workshop overview

A rich program of lectures, demonstrations, discussion and inspections will provide practical examples and strategies to show how urban agriculture can work successfully from both policy and practical perspectives. This will include how to:

  • design and plan long-term, financially viable enterprises
  • re-create urban nutrient cycling
  • build soil fertility, food production and food security in urban environments
  • create meaningful employment opportunities
  • grow, chemical-free, in diverse urban contexts
  • contribute to the greening and cooling of cities
  • build community cohesion, skills and revitalisation
  • effectively engage and educate markets (investors, growers, distributors, buyers)
  • gain mentors and advocates for urban farming, from across your region.

Workshop facilitators

Michael Ableman is a Canadian author, organic farmer, educator, and advocate for regenerative agriculture. Michael has been farming organically since the early 1970s and is considered one of the pioneers of the organic farming and urban agriculture movements. He is a frequent lecturer to audiences all over the world and the winner of numerous awards for his work.

Ableman is the author of four trade published books, most recently Street Farm; Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier.

He is the founder of the Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens in Goleta, California where he farmed for 20 years; co-founder and director of Sole Food Street Farms and the charity Cultivate Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia; and founder and director of the Center for Arts, Ecology and Agriculture based at his family home and farm on Salt Spring Island.

 

Annemarie Brookman is co-owner of The Food Forest and runs its organic market garden and a busy office.

She organises The Food Forests stall at the Adelaide Farmers Market and coordinates staff & volunteers at the property. She is expert in the integration of poultry and vegetable produ...

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Wednesday, 13 June

06:40

US repeals net neutrality rules, what happens now? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Net neutrality rules have been officially repealed in the US on Monday, as the Restoring Internet Freedom Order by the Federal Communications Commission went into effect. The decision to repeal the net neutrality rules, which were put in place when the FCC reclassified broadband ISPs as common carriers in February 2015, happened in December 2017 when three of the five FCC commissioners voted for it. The vote was split down party lines, with democrats Mignon More

The post US repeals net neutrality rules, what happens now? appeared first on Help Net Security.

05:03

Fooling security tools into believing malicious code was signed by Apple "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The way developers of third-party security tools use the Apple code signing API could be exploited by attackers to make malicious code linger undetected on Macs, a security researcher has discovered. Security, incident response, and forensics processes and personnel use code signing to weed out trusted code from untrusted code. To undermine a code signing implementation for a major OS would break a core security construct that many depend on for day to day security More

The post Fooling security tools into believing malicious code was signed by Apple appeared first on Help Net Security.

04:55

Kiribatis Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Teburoro Tito? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Teburoro Tito, who previously won three terms as president of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati (population 118,000), presented his credentials to President Donald Trump as his countrys ambassador to the United States on January 24, 2018. Since September 2017, Tito has also been serving as Kiribatis representative to the United Nations.

 

Tito was born August 25 in 1952 or 1953 (sources differ) in Tanaeang Village on Tabiteuea North Island in what was then the Gilbert Islands. He attended St. Josephs College in Abaiang, Kiribati and earned a B.S. from the University of the South Pacific in 1977, along with a graduate certificate in education in 1979.

 

Tito was an educator before becoming a politician, and he was known as an organizer of soccer tournaments. He was chair of the Kiribati Football Association from 1980 to 1994. Starting as a scholarship officer, he served as senior education officer from 1983 to 1987. As the secretary of the Christian Democratic Party, he was elected to the Kiribati parliament in March 1987 and first ran for president two months later. He lost a spirited race 10,700 to 8,100 to the incumbent, Ieremia Tabai. He served as opposition leader until 1990 and deputy leader until 1994. Tito was finally elected president in September 1994. In Kiribati, three or four presidential nominees are chosen by the parliament and voted on by the public.

 

In 1995, Tito adjusted the International Date Line so that the entire nation would be on one side of it, and as a bonus, would make Kiribati the first country to be able to celebrate the new year in 2000. In 1995, Tito proposed a plan to sell Kiribati special non-citizen passports to foreigners for $15,000 each, upping the price to $20,000 the following year in exchange for the right to develop remote Kanton Island (population 100).

 

Tito was reelected twice, in 1998 and 2002, for the maximum three allowable terms. However, he lost a vote of confidence in the parliament three months after his 2002 election and was turned out of office. Two controversies contributed to the loss. The first was the existence of a Chinese tracking station in Kiribati. The Chinese said the tracking station was designed to monitor their satellites, but some believe it was used to track U.S. missiles at the nearby Kwajalein Missile Range in the Marshall Islands. The second controversy was the lease of an ATR-72 turboprop airliner that cost the government $8 million in six months.

 

Tito continued to serve in parliament until he was named ambassador. Recently, Tito has endorsed a plan whereby members of a Russian monarchist party would buy three Kiribati islands as a site to revive the Romanov empire. Tito said it would be good for tourism.

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02:23

Asteroid 2018 LV3 to flyby Earth at 0.86 LD on June 15 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LV3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.86 LD / 0.00219 AU (327 619 km / 203 573 miles) on June 15, 2018. This is the 35th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This...... Read more

Bud is now Category 4 hurricane, landfall expected over Baja California Sur late June 14 into 15 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Hurricane "Bud" reached Category 4 strength on June 12, 2018, thus becoming the second Category 4 hurricane in the Eastern Pacific within 4 days. This is only the third time on record the first two named Eastern Pacific storms of the season became major...... Read more

Anonymous Snipers and a lethal verdict (Amira Hass ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

12/06/2018 - We may never know the name of the soldier who killed Razan al-Najjar. But we do know the names of those who gave the order enabling him to kill her Juan Kalvellido, Tlaxcala We know her name: Razan ...

Colombia, the death squads & the US human rights double standard (Dan Kovalik) "IndyWatch Feed World"

12/06/2018 - Nearly every day, we are bombarded with news about problems in Venezuela. And certainly, there are problems, such as food and medicine shortages and skyrocketing inflation. But there is ...

02:17

The US-North Korea summit agreement "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The full text of the agreement signed by Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Singapore. It is not long.

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit.

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.-DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Convinced that the establishment of new U.S.-DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un state the following:

  1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
  2. The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
  3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
  4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

Having acknowledged that the U.S.-DPRK summit the first in history was an epochal event of great significance and overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously. The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations led by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the U.S.-DPRK summit.

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State...

02:10

Urgent: Contact the Senate Agriculture Committee Today! "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published June 12, 2018

WASHINGTON This Wednesday morning, the Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to approve or reject an amendment after leadership released a bipartisan draft Farm Bill last Friday afternoon. There are some provisions in that draft Farm Bill that are good for Indian Country. But missing from this draft Farm Bill are several very important matters that Coalition members have sought for a long time. (The Native Farm Bill Coalitions stance on the bill is available online.)

The Native Farm Bill Coalition asks tribes to immediately urge, before Wednesdays markup, committee members to adopt an amendment being championed by Senators Smith and Heitkamp on behalf of Indian tribes and tribal organizations

The SMITH HEITKAMP 638 AMENDMENT would provide tribal Pub.L. 93-638 authority over the operation of all federally funded supplemental nutrition assistance programs. Tribal 638 administration will help restore tribal food sovereignty, and provide better food assistance to more Indian households in need. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), a new member of the Agriculture Committee, and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) have filed a...

02:09

Witness list for Senate hearing on 'high risk' federal Indian Country programs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education and the Indian Health Service are back on Capitol Hill to discuss whether they are making any progress in improving the people they serve.

02:03

As reaccion el mundo tras el encuentro entre Donald Trump y Kim Jong-un "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Las sanciones se mantendrn en vigor hasta la desnuclearizacin Regeneracin, 12 de junio del 2018.-Concluy la cumbre entre Donald Trump y Kim Jong-un. Los actores regionales del conflicto piden serenidad, seriedad y compromiso para poner fin a la crisis. Despus de reunirse durante horas y firmar un acuerdo calificado por las partes como comprehensivo, que []

La entrada As reaccion el mundo tras el encuentro entre Donald Trump y Kim Jong-un se public primero en Regeneracin.

02:03

Mozambique wont be Mato Grosso "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

In the Mozambican village of Nakarari, deep in the bush of the Mutuali district, 2,000km north of Maputo, 40 villagers were meeting under a mango tree; children played around them, jumping with excitement whenever a fruit dropped. The villagers were hoping that a popular movement centred on Nakarari had dealt a fatal blow to Africas biggest agro-industrial programme, ProSavana. A popular movement centred on a small farming village in northern Mozambique has, for the moment, halted an attempt to move to cash-crop monocultures mainly for export.

01:55

Nick Bryant seizes the moral high ground "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


The BBC's New York correspondent Nick Bryant is having his say:


So let's have ours too:

Monkey Brains12 June 2018 at 10:55 
Nick Bryant,the BBC's New York correspondent who never, well hardly ever, files anything about New York, is getting all ethical on us re the Trump-Kim conference: 
"Is there a special place in hell for a dictator whose regime has jailed up to 130,000 political prisoners and, according to the International Bar Association, is guilty of systematic murder (including infanticide), torture, forced abortions and starvation?" 
Well let's hope so. But when has Bryant ever said the same about the Chinese Communist regime, which is guilty of exactly the same (only on a bigger scale) crimes?  
Answer: never. Nope,this isn't about morality, it's about kicking Trump, poking him in the eye...

01:49

Re: Are `su user' and/or `sudo -u user sh' considered dangerous? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Todd C. Miller on Jun 12

Up until recently there were issues with background processes being
killed when the pty went away. Using a pty will become the default
in a future release.

- todd

01:47

Trump will 'probably end up supporting' marijuana bill that helps tribes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Donald Trump is expressing support for a bipartisan bill that recognizes tribal and state sovereignty over marijuana.

01:47

Rosely Magaa, candidata del PRI en Isla Mujeres, perdi la vida tras ataque a tiros "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La candidata a la regidura de Isla Mujeres, Rosely Magaa, perdi la vida a consecuencia de las heridas por ataque a tiros del que fue vctima.   Regeneracin, 12 de junio de 2018.- Rosely Danil Magaa Martnez, candidata del PRI a la regidura de Isla Mujeres, falleci a consecuencia de las heridas que le provocaron []

La entrada Rosely Magaa, candidata del PRI en Isla Mujeres, perdi la vida tras ataque a tiros se public primero en Regeneracin.

01:45

Re: Are `su user' and/or `sudo -u user sh' considered dangerous? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Jordan Glover on Jun 12

Why this isn't default? Where's the catch?

Jordan

01:44

An Urgent Message to Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Japan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The current occupant of the White House does not represent the views of the majority of Americans. We are doing everything we can to ensure that he will not be president beyond his current term, which ends in January, 2021. It is possible he will be removed from office before then.

01:42

Russia is Wary of Borrowing Abroad but Has Increased Foreign Debt by 10% in 2018 Anyway "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik 12.06.2018 Worried by Russias small foreign debt, international creditors are advising it to borrow more, but Russias Central Bank believes that investments, not loans, are the way to go. Russias $525-billion foreign debt is dwarfed by $7.5 trillion in Britain, $5 trillion in France, $4.8 trillion in Germany and a whopping $21 trillion []

01:42

Starch can replace normal plastic in food packaging "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Eventually all petroleum-based material in food packaging will have to be replaced with bio-based material. Research done at Karlstad University shows that a mixture of starch and other polymers forms an equally effective protective barrier.

Food packaging has to protect and extend the of food, and should also work during transport, says Asif Javed, doctor in Chemical Engineering at Karlstad University. To meet these demands, a protective barrier is needed in paper-based packing such as those used for juice or dairy.

01:41

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on High Risk Indian Programs "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published June 12, 2018

WASHINGTON On Wednesday, June 13 at 2:30 PM EDT the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a business meeting to consider H.R. 1491, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2017.

The business meeting will be immediately followed by a committee oversight hearing titled GAO High Risk List: Turning Around Vulnerable Indian Programs.

DETAILS:

WHAT:          A business meeting, followed by an oversight hearing titled GAO High Risk List: Turning Around Vulnerable Indian Programs.

WHEN:         2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WHERE:       628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Live video will be provided here.

WITNESSES:

Mr. Frank Rusco

Director, Natural Resources and Environment Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

 

Mr. Tony Dearman

Director, Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

 

Mr. Darryl LaCounte

Acting Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

 

Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee

Acting Director, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD

The post Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on...

01:41

Dance Of Death: Count and Knight. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Click for full size. I swear, Deaths face in The Count is a dead ringer for Peter Cushing. Death also gets in a bit of arse kicking in The Knight.  Text translation in the comments.

01:36

Britain fines Yahoo UK Services for 2014 email hack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Britains data watchdog on Tuesday fined Yahoo roughly $334,000 for its handling of a massive email cyberattack in 2014 that exposed the personal data of millions of users worldwide.The Information...

01:36

Tomgram: Shammalah and Marlowe, The Return of the Women of Gaza "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Abu Mosa's left arm was wrapped in a sling fashioned from a black-and-white-checkered kuffiyeh, or scarf, and a Palestinian flag. Israeli soldiers had shot her in the shoulder with live ammunition on March 30th as she approached the barrier to plant a Palestinian flag in a mound of earth. The bullet is still lodged in her collarbone. Three weeks later, however, she's back at the Great Return March...

01:32

Nicaragua on the brink of calamity "IndyWatch Feed War"

As a mass of unarmed protesters filed past Dennis Martnez Stadium in Managua, Nicaragua, on May 30, snipers inside the stadium began firing at them. That days casualties joined a list of about 100 dead and 1,000 wounded and missing in the last two months. Among those outraged was the person for whom the stadium []

01:30

3D Print A Remote Control Flame Thrower "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

We all have a weakness for a good flamethrower project, but sometimes they can look a little hairy, even if losing hairs to them seems to be the order of the day. [Hyper_Ion] has a thrower that might satisfy the need for fire among the cautious though, because hes created a remote control flamethrower.

Fuel for the flames is provided from a butane canister held within a 3D-printed frame, and is delivered via a piece of copper tube to a welding nozzle. A plunger beneath the can is connected to a rack-and-pinion driven by a servo, connected to a straightforward radio control receiver. The position of the can is adjusted until there is just enough gas to sustain a pilot flame at the nozzle, and a command to the servo releases a burst of gas that results in a satisfying puff of fire.

This is more of a static stage effect than the wearable flamethrowers or flamethrower guitar projects weve seen in the past, but it is no less a neat project. And unlike many other flamethrowers, its simple to build. We have to deliver the usual exhortation though: take care with your fire, wed prefer not to be writing either obituaries of Fail Of The Week posts about smoking ruins.

01:29

WRL Endorses Statement of Unity by Korean Americans and Allies on the Historic Inter-Korean Summit and the U.S.-North Korea Summit "IndyWatch Feed War"

The full statement and endorsement is below and can also be found here.

 

Since the historic April 27 summit between the leaders of North and South Korea at Panmunjom, longstanding tensions and war threats on the Korean peninsula have given way to the promise of peace and reconciliation. Soon, another historic summit, between the United States and North Korea, will take place in Singapore. The two parties, which not too long ago were on the brink of war, will finally sit down to discuss a peaceful settlement to the Korean War. All eyes of the world will be on this momentous event, which could determine not only the fate of the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia but also the prospect of global peace. 

 WeKorean Americans who have long fought for peace and the self-determined unification of the Korean peninsula, and allies who stand on the side of peace and justice and share a critical stake in the struggle for peace in Koreawish to make clear our views on the recent inter-Korean summit and the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summi.

 

1. We applaud the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity, and Unification of the Korean peninsula.

In the Panmunjom Declaration, the leaders of North and South Korea "solemnly declared before the 80 million Korean people and the whole world that there will be no more war on the Korean Peninsula and thus a new era of peace has begun." They also pledged to work together for independent unification.

The two leaders held hands as they crossed back and forth over the military demarcation line, demonstrating that the arbitrary line no longer has the power it once possessed as a symbol of division and confrontation. Should the governments of North and South Korea as well as the 80 million Koreans on the peninsula and the diaspora come together to implement the Panmunjom Declaration, we can realize peace, prosperity, and unification of the Korean peninsula....

01:24

Quieren que AMLO vaya con guayabera al tercer debate "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Me mayoritearon, los otros candidatos opinaron que de traje y de corbata, que se me hace, con todo respeto, algo contrario a la idiosincracia del pueblo yucateco, dijo AMLO  Regeneracin, 12 de junio del 2018.-Luego de  que Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador, reproch que no le dejarn usar guayabera, pues por mayora los candidatos eligieron usar []

La entrada Quieren que AMLO vaya con guayabera al tercer debate se public primero en Regeneracin.

01:24

Dissecting Trump's Efforts to Place Himself Above the Law "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump's legal eagles argue that the president is protected by executive privilege against being compelled to talk to Mueller. Moreover, they contend the documents he has provided and witnesses he has made available for depositions cover everything Mueller would ask about, so there's no need for the president to personally converse with the special counsel.

01:22

Is Inflammaging Started by Microbial Burden? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Today we are going to take a look at the emerging theory that inflammaging, a chronic, age-related background of inflammation, is caused by alterations to the populations of intestinal microbes.

What is inflammaging?

Inflammaging is a term coined to describe the chronic, smoldering background of inflammation that accompanies the aging process. It is constant, low-grade inflammation that interferes with stem cell mobility, cellular communication, and the immune systems ability to operate correctly.

01:18

Liberan al anarquista Fernando Brcenas en la Ciudad de Mxico "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. El joven anarquista Fernando Brcenas, preso desde hace cuatro aos y medio acusado de incendiar un rbol de navidad de Coca-Cola durante una movilizacin contra la alza al servicio del metro en la Ciudad de Mxico, fue puesto en libertad la madrugada del 12 de junio.

Tras la noticia de su liberacin, varios compaeros lo esperaron a las afueras del Reclusorio Preventivo Varonil Norte (ReNo), donde hicieron una quema simblica del uniforme de preso y gritaron consignas contra la represin y la encarcelacin de los jvenes.

Va: @appo_stol

La liberacin de Brcenas fue notificada la tarde del lunes 11 de junio luego de que el juzgado determin que su proceso deba ser cancelado y la carpeta del expediente eliminada, de acuerdo con medios locales.

 

La entrada Liberan al anarquista Fernando Brcenas en la Ciudad de Mxico aparece primero en Desinformmonos.

01:17

A Wet June "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"



Its been a story of rain, fruit flies and compost at the Stoddart Avenue Community Garden this week.    We received almost 3 inches of rain again the past week.  The plants are growing quickly and we have spent the last week weeding a lot.  We have tart cherries in season and our black raspberries should start producing this weekend. 
Because of the weird April weather, we seem to only have one cherry tree fruiting this year.  However, as the cherries began to ripen, I realized that I had again delayed too long to spray them to deter the fruit flies that increase in number every season.  I put up fruit fly traps to see if they had woken from their winter slumber.  They had.  So, I borrowed Cathys sprayer and sprayed the cherry and peach trees on Friday, an hour before it started raining.   Straders recommended Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew, which is a bacteria that you spray on the plant and it kills the bugs when ingested.    I plan to spray again when it stops raining every day.   We need to kill the fruit flies because they lay eggs in the cherries and those eggs hatch to form caterpillars inside the fruit.  The spray apparently also works on cabbages and tomatoes, etc.
On Thursday, I attended the monthly GCGC meeting.  I started...

01:16

Muslim leader led forth his army to ravage Hindustan. Every person that fell into his hands he slew. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ramadan Day 27 thought for the day from my new book The History of Jihad: in the 1340s, the Delhi sultan Muhammad ibn Tughlaq, according to a contemporary historian, led forth his army to ravage Hindostan. He laid the country waste from Kanauj to Dalmau [on the Ganges, in the Rai Bareli District, Oudh], and []

01:15

Trump Administration: Domestic abuse or gang violence no longer grounds for asylum "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said immigrant victims of gang violence or domestic abuse will no longer be able to claim asylum in the United States.

01:10

Let's Call the Farm Bill What it is: Corporate Welfare "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The rawboned, overall-clad man driving a tractor 12 hours a day, calling the cows in for their evening milking, slopping the hogs, and sitting down for an evening pipe on the front porch before bed was once my grandfather. Now he's a carefully cultivated image of the past, used by organizations like Duvall's to propagandize for the transfer of billions dollars every year from your pockets to theirs via the political process.

01:10

White House Confirms its Chief of Staff's E-Mail Account was Hacked "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A personal email account of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was hacked, according to an email obtained by Buzzfeed via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. "As we discussed ... my folks are nervous about the emails you send and ask that you no longer include them on any postings," Kelly wrote. "Then there is hacking which one of my own personal accounts has suffered recently. I do almost everything now by phone or face-to-face comms."

The FOIA email confirms previous reports from Politico that Kelly used a compromised smartphone for months. If it's the same incident (the White House never confirmed the original reports), the attack happened during Trump's transition in late 2016 while Kelly was secretary of homeland security.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/11/john-kelly-hacked-foia-request/


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01:09

Will Bilderberg still be relevant as the future of war is transformed? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Will Bilderberg still be relevant as the future of war is transformed?

This years summit is all about war but what they all want to conquer is artificial intelligence
...

01:08

MLK, RFK, JFK, or Why We Need Conspiracy Theorists "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

What would history be without conspiracy theorists? These three men must certainly be grateful to them.

01:08

Social Crisis in Gaza: Bartlett Pierces the Fog of War Lies and Omissions Toronto's Al-Qud's Day Rally "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Controlled media frames what Canadians think, hear, say, and do. An important component of controlling the message is omission. Major media outlets, for example, were conspicuously absent from yesterday's (June 9, 2018) Al-Quds rally in Toronto, ON.

01:07

Seven more receive preliminary death sentence by an Egyptian Kangaroo Court "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An Egyptian Kangaroo Court has preliminary sentenced to death another seven members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death.

01:07

Trump Could Be Americas Best President Ever-One Thing Stands In His Way "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Former CIA clandestine officer, Robert David Steele, stated on The Common Sense Show radio broadcast, that Donald Trump could go down in history as the greatest President  ever..but there are some obstacles. The wisdom of his words escaped me in the immediate moment. I have always seen the potential in Donald Trumps leadership and I have seen him pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat. However, the greatest President ever? In the aftermath of the false flag chemical weapons attack in Syria, and the Presidents ill-advisedre action, I did not see it. This morning, and despite my hesitancy in supporting some of the Presidents recent actions and questionable appointments, I must agree with Steele. However, I am going to provide a caveat to Steeles bold statement later in the article.

A Cross-Section of the Presidents Notable Accomplishments

When FDR was elected in the dark days of the Depression, he promised big changes in the First Hundred Days. Much of what FDR tried to do was struck down by the Supreme Court. When we compare what President Trump has done in his first 17 months, he has out-accomplished every President in American history. And he has done so in the face of a hostile media and the shadow Deep State government opposing his every move.

The following Trump accomplishments are not meant to be a complete and exhaustive list of the Presidents many triumphs in his first 17 months in office. Rather, this is a cross-section of my perceptions of his many accomplishments in a very short amount of time.

  1. President Trumps ability to bring the leader of North Korea to the peace table is remarkable and I am having trouble finding the words in expressing my admiration on how he has taken America from the brink of war, that would have cost millions of innocent lives, to one of peace. North Korea will soon have the ability to take their place among the...

01:06

Negotiations? 3rd World Nations Be Aware! Americans Napalmed & Bombed Out All 38 N.Korean Cities! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The US Air Force bombed and napalmed cities, towns and villages across the North. Dean Rusk, a supporter of the war and later secretary of state, said the United States bombed "everything that moved in North Korea, every brick standing on top of another." After running low on urban targets, U.S. bombers destroyed hydroelectric and irrigation dams in the later stages of the war, flooding farmland and destroying crops.

01:06

Morally bankrupt ~~ Children in Cages! From US Senator Jeff Merkley "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

U.S. agents are tasked with taking the children out of their parents' arms and putting them into cells. Imagine a family that is persecuted abroad for its political engagement, or a family targeted by a drug gang. The family escapes to the United States. This is wrong. Terribly wrong. Ripping the children away from their parents induces anxiety for the parents. Where are their children going? Will they ever see them again?"

01:06

We can STEP up with The Lynx or choose National Suicide by Trump-Pence "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There has been a "New World Order" secretly rising since FDR's death, boosted by 11/22/63 Trickle Down, Gerrymandering, Red Mapping and Trump's election. Now We the People need to reorder it into realignment with our Gettysburg Address.

01:05

Where is Trump Going after the Summit? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I can't even get my head around with what the Donald as to deal with every day. In the middle of spy gate, two DOJ briefings today, Cohen's taxi driver friend flipping, he pardons Boxer Johnson, signs a banking bill, and has time to realize he was being used by the Rocket man, so he cancelled the summit. Notice in his letter he doesn't mention the oppressed Korean people.

01:04

Dems question FCC's claim of cyberattack during net neutrality comment period "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A pair of Democratic senators are demanding answers from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a 2017 cyberattack following a media report raising questions about the agencys official story.Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Ron Wyden (D-...

01:04

Blockchain to Transform Real Estate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Blockchain technology is transforming real estate investment.

01:04

Signature Validation Bug Let Malware Bypass Several Mac Security Products "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A years-old vulnerability has been discovered in the way several security products for Mac implement Apple's code-signing API that could make it easier for malicious programs to bypass the security check, potentially leaving millions of Apple users vulnerable to hackers. Josh Pitts, a researcher from security firm Okta, discovered that several third-party security products for Macincluding

01:03

Bilderberg 2018: new tech helps oil the wheels of the global elite "IndyWatch Feed War"

Bilderberg 2018: new tech helps oil the wheels of the global elite

Secretive meeting in Turin embraces AI and Silicon Valley with globalisation under threat

01:03

Pravda: Abolish the Electoral College now! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Under the Electoral College system, all that is required is to manipulate voters or hack voting machines in a few select counties or regions to receive all of a state's electoral votes.

01:01

The EPOs Expert Georg Weber is Still Advocating Software Patents in Europe (But He Disguises Them Using Buzzwords) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Georg Weber
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Summary: The EPOs overzealous support for software patents continues unabated while the European Parliament looks the other way; this is part of the plan to expand patent scope in Europe and flood the continent with low-quality patents (causing a ruinous litigation boom like in China)

THE MANAGEMENT of the EPO does not obey very basic laws, so why obey patent law? Or honour European Parliament? Or even the German parliament (or Bavarian authorities) for that matter?

As long as one works for Battistelli, one will never be punished or held accountable for anything.This core problem, which is lawlessness, prevails and runs deep inside the EPO these days. As long as one works for Battistelli, one will never be punished or held accountable for anything. Extrapolated immunity? These people just protect one another and if one snitches on a colleague in management theres risk of retaliation; sooner or later, like in the Mafia, people start hiring from their own family to assure blind loyalty or sometimes hire famous criminals whom they have moral leverage over. This is todays EPO.

Just like last year (and later in the same year), in the very same event, Georg Weber promotes software patents. He knows the law and he understands the problem, but using new buzzwords Georg Weber is promoting the same abomination again. As the EPO put it a few hours ago: EPO expert Georg Weber is speaking at #CEBIT18 about patents for #Industry40.

like in the Mafia, people start hiring from their own family to assure blind loyalty or sometimes hire famous criminals whom they have moral leverage over. This is todays EPO.Industry 4.0, ICT, CII, 4IR and other marketing nonsense can be viewed as surrogates for software patents. The EPO...

01:00

World can safely store billions of tonnes of CO2 underground "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Storing billions of tonnes of CO2 underground would be a safe and effective way to help limit the effects of climate change, a new study says.

The research suggests that large amounts of CO2 could be stored under the ground or sea with only a small risk of surface leakage in the following 10,000 years. However, if CO2 storage is poorly managed, higher amounts of leakage can be expected.

The findings help dispel common misconceptions about the dangers associated with CO2 storage, a scientist not involved in the study tells Carbon Brief.

Digging a hole

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a process whereby CO2 is captured from the air and then transported to a storage site which could be, for example, a depleted oil or gas field or a deep rock reservoir beneath the sea.

Though the technology is currently restricted to a few small pilot projects, many view its large-scale development as an essential step to limiting the effects of future climate change.

In its most recent assessment report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that avoiding dangerous climate change would cost twice as much without CCS.

One barrier to the development of CCS is the costs associated with directly capturing CO2 from the atmosphere. Another barrier is the fear that, once underground, stored CO2 could leak out into the atmosphere.

It is this second barrier that is addressed by the new research, which is published in Nature Communications.

To address the question of leakage, the researchers developed a new model  known as the Storage Security Calculator  which looks at what would happen if 12bn tonnes of CO2 were injected under the ground and left for 10,000 years. The 12bn-tonne target reflects the EUs ambition for CO2 storage by 2050.

The findings suggest that providing a suitable storage site is chosen  the risk of CO2 leak...

01:00

Tom Engelhardt 290 "IndyWatch Feed War"

June 12, 2018

Tomgram: Shammalah and Marlowe, The Return of the Women of Gaza

We know her name but not, as the courageous Israeli journalist Amira Hass has pointed out, the name of the Israeli sniper who shot her down in cold blood during an unarmed demonstration at the blockaded Gazan border as she ran to aid a man struck in the head by a tear gas shell. She was 21-year-old Razan al-Najjar, a volunteer emergency medical worker, who, reported the New York Times, wanted to prove in an increasingly conservative Gaza Strip that being a medic is not only a job for a man. Wearing a white coat clearly identifying her as medical personnel, she was shot through the chest and died in a Gazan hospital later that day. (Two other medics were wounded in the same set of incidents.) She was the ...

00:59

French company fined 250,000 euros for a data leak "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

CNIL, the French data protection authority, has decided to impose a 250,000 euro fine on Optical Center, a French company selling eye and hearing aids, because it failed to secure the data of customers that ordered products via its website.   The CNIL was first informed of a significant data leak affecting the companys site (www.optical-center.fr) in July 2017. After an online check they discovered that, by entering several URLs in a browsers address bar, More

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00:57

Two Quantum Computing Bills Are Coming to Congress "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Disclosure: I am long Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL). Via: Gizmodo: Quantum computing has made it to the United States Congress. If this field of quantum information is the new space race, the US doesnt want to fall behind. After all, China has funded a National Laboratory for Quantum Information Sciences, set to open in []

00:56

Chilling NCMEC Report Shows 88% of Missing Sex Trafficked Kids Come from US Foster Care "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Shocking government data shows that of the missing children reported to be sex trafficked in 2017, 88% of them had come from the American foster care system.

The post Chilling NCMEC Report Shows 88% of Missing Sex Trafficked Kids Come from US Foster Care appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

00:55

Robert Spencer in FrontPage: Defaming Fred Fleitz: Whats In It For Andrew Kaczynski? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Why does CNN think opposing jihad is worse than jihad itself? My latest in FrontPage: Liberty has ruthless enemies, but CNNs Andrew Kaczynski is on the case. He is deeply alarmed that the new chief of staff to national security adviser John Bolton defended anti-Muslim and far-right activists in a pair of online columns. Clearly []

00:55

Trump Dangles Wooden Carrots at Russia over Crimea "IndyWatch Feed War"

If you think Russia annexed Crimea, wait until you see Trump push Putin to securing the land bridge between the Donbass and Crimea. Because that cannot be ruled out here.

00:53

Knesset foils efforts to end Israeli apartheid "IndyWatch Feed War"

For most of the seven decades after its establishment, Israel went to extraordinary lengths to craft an image of itself as a light unto the nations.

It claimed to have made the desert bloom by planting forests over the razed houses of 750,000 Palestinians it exiled in 1948. Soldiers in the most moral army in the world reputedly cried as they were compelled to shoot Palestinian infiltrators trying to return home. And all this occurred in what Israelis claimed was the Middle Easts only democracy.

An industry known as hasbara a euphemism for propaganda recruited Jews in Israel and abroad to a campaign to persuade the world that the Palestinians dispossession was for the good of mankind. Israels achievements in science, agriculture and medicine were extolled.

But in a more interconnected world, that propaganda campaign is swiftly unravelling. Phone cameras now record moral soldiers executing unarmed Palestinians in Gaza or beating up children in Hebron.

The backlash, including a growing international boycott movement, has driven Israels right wing into even greater defiance and self-righteousness. It no longer conceals its goal to aggressively realize a longed-for Greater Israel. 

A parallel process is overtaking Israels traditional left but has been far less noticed. It too is stubbornly committed to its ideological legacy the creation of a supposed Jewish and democratic state after 1948. 

And just as the immorality of Israels belligerent rule in the occupied territories is under ever greater scrutiny, so too is its claim to be a democracy conferring equal rights on all citizens.

Israel includes a large minority of 1.8 million Palestinian citizens, the remnants of those who survived the expulsions required for its creation. Although Palestinian citizens have the vote, it was an easy generosity after Israel gerrymandered the electoral constituency in 1948 to ensure Palestinians remained a permanent and decisive minority. 

In a system of residential apartheid, Palestinian citizens have been confined to ghettos on a tiny fraction of land while Israel has nationalized 93 percent of its territory for Jews around the world.

But after decades of repression, including an initial 20 years living under military rule, the Palestinian minority has gradually grown more confident in highlighting Israels political...

00:52

El 68 literario, curso en Filosofa y Letras "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Las secuelas literarias del movimiento estudiantil de 1968 fueron de tres tipos. Primero est la reaccin de los poetas, indignados por la matanza ocurrida en la Plaza de las Tres Culturas en Tlatelolco; acaso los primeros versos que manifestaron esa rabia los escribi Octavio Paz, con el poema que acompa su renuncia como embajador de Mxico en la India, texto que se public ese mismo mes de octubre en el suplemento Mxico en la Cultura de la revista Siempre!. Siguieron otras voces como las de Rosario Castellanos, Jaime Sabines, Enrique Lizalde, scar Oliva y Juan Bauelos.

Una segunda respuesta literaria fueron los testimonios de quienes participaron en el movimiento, como aquellos que reuni Elena Poniatowska en La noche de Tlatelolco, o Los das y los aos, de Luis Gonzlez de Alba. Tambin deben ser mencionados Gilberto Guevara Niebla, Ral lvarez Garn, Eduardo Valle, Scrates Campos Lemus y Heberto Castillo Y hay que considerar, en este apartado, los textos periodsticos y reflexivos de Jos Revueltas.

El tercer registro literario es la ficcin, que incluye cuentos y novelas. A saber, la primera novela dedicada al 68 fueJuegos de invierno, de Rafael Solana, aparecida en 1970, que asume una postura oficial, en la defensa del Estado y sus instituciones. Desde la misma perspectiva se escribi el libelo El Mndrigo, cuya manufactura suele acreditarse a la Secretara de Gobernacin (quiz con Emilio Uranga y Jorge Joseph como escritores-fantasma); y tambin est La plaza, de Luis Spota, en donde las disertaciones de un funcionario secuestrado hacen dudar a un grupo de deudos de quienes murieron en Tlatelolco de la culpabilidad de Daz Ordaz.

Hay un conjunto de cuentos; y en la novela el abanico es muy amplio, con ms de treinta ttulos. Juan Garca Ponce, por ejemplo, tiene un par de libros en los que aborda el tema: La invitacin y Crnica de la intervencin. En el primero recrea esa confusin que lo llev, al salir del diario Exclsior, a los separos de la polica, cuando creyeron que se trataba del lder estudiantil Marcelino Perell, quien tambin usaba silla de ruedas.

En Muertes de Aurora, de Gerardo de la Torre, se cuenta la historia de los trabajadores petroleros de la Refinera 18 de marzo que se unieron a las marchas; en Si muero lejos de ti, de Jorge Aguilar Mora, se habla de aquellos jvenes ajenos a todo que vieron pasar la historia desde las aceras. En Palinuro de Mxico, de Fernando del Paso, se recrea espiritualmente lo que dio sustento (la contracultura, la revolucin sexual) a los cambios vividos en esa dcada.

Este es el panorama, grosso modo, que ofrece un curso sobre la literatura del movimiento estudiantil de 1968 organizado por la Facultad de Filosofa y Letras y su Depar...

00:48

Sweden Tries to Halt Its March to Total Cashlessness "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Bloomberg: A key committee of Swedish lawmakers wants to force the countrys biggest banks to handle cash in an effort to halt the nations march toward complete cashlessness. The move is a response to Swedens rapid transformation as it becomes one of the most cashless societies in the world. Thats led to concerns []

00:45

Military Repels Boko Haram Attack In Adamawa "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The military and members of the vigilante group in Adamawa have repelled an attack by Boko Haram on Kaya village in Madagali Local Government Area of the state. Boko Haram terrorists attacked the community at about 9:00 pm on Monday night and burnt down 13 houses before the military and vigilantes repelled them. The Adamawa []

The post Military Repels Boko Haram Attack In Adamawa appeared first on Newtelegraph.

00:45

PHOTOS: Ambode unveils 46-feet statue of M.K.O Abiola in Lagos "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday unveiled a 46-feet statue of Nigerias symbol of democracy and adjudged winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election, Bashorun Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO), expressing optimism that the monument will forever crystallize what he stood for in his lifetime. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the unveiling []

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00:44

Urgent Call For Help From Water Is Life Camp "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Quite frankly and equally unashamed WE NEED YOU. I am asking you to make plans to joins us at Leau Est La Vie Camp ASAP, within the next 6-8 weeks (most effectively in the next four). Weve been fighting this battle to stop the tail end of DAPL, known as Bayou Bridge. We have won on both a state and federal level, yet the construction continues The hundreds-of-years-old Cypress trees continue to fall, the water and wildlife cry out from the war zone, and the people in the path are squashed even further beneath the shoes of the oppressor.

00:43

Stable kernel updates "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Stable kernels 4.17.1, 4.16.15, and 4.14.49 have been released. They all contain important fixes and users should upgrade.

00:42

Microsoft deploys underwater Datacenter off the Scottish coast "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Microsoft deploys underwater datacenter off the Scottish coast

Microsoft tested a self-sustaining underwater datacenter called Project Natick, which according to the company is quick to deploy and can be used to save the energy needed to cool the servers on land. The U.S. tech giant submerged the experimental data center fitted under a shipping container-size prototype, off the Orkney archipelago in northern Scotland on Wednesday.

For those unaware, Project Natick is an initiative by Microsoft to test the feasibility of an energy-efficient, low-latency cloud computing facility on the ocean floor and to bring cloud computing infrastructure closer to big cities near large water bodies. Microsofts vision is to see self-contained data centers placed hundreds of feet below sea level removing the biggest cost of running these operations on land Air Conditioning.

In July 2014, Microsoft kicked off the first phase of Project Natick but it was formally unveiled to the public only in February 2016. Microsoft then announced that the team had deployed a lab-built proof-of-concept datacenter prototype in 30 feet of water off the Californian coast, which was operational for 105 days.

This time in the second phase, the Northern Isles datacenter deployed by Microsoft consists of a 40-foot (12.2 meters) long white cylinder comprising of 864 servers, which is enough to store five million movies and sits at 117 feet below the ocean surface. The current datacenter can hold data and process information for up to five years without requiring any maintenance.

Microsoft in a blog post said, Project Naticks 40-foot long Northern Isles datacentre is loaded with 12 racks containing a total of 864 servers and associated cooling system infrastructure. The data center was assembled and tested in France. Later the data center was shipped to Scotland on a flatbed truck. There it was attached to a ballast-filled triangular base for deployment on the seabed.

To get the data center to the seafloor, the team used winches, cranes, a gantry barge, and a remotely operated vehicle to retrieve a cable containing the fiber optic and power wiring from the seafloor. It then brought it to the surface where it was checked and attached to the data center before switching it on.

The region is home to tidal currents, which at their peak can reach up to nine miles per hour, with 10-foot waves that can climb to as high as 60 feet during a storm.

We know if we can put something in here and it survives, we are good for just about any place we want to go, said Ben Cutler, a project mana...

00:41

Seattle reverses course on business tax after Amazon pressure "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Just weeks after passing a new tax on big businesses, Seattle political leaders signaled late Monday they would reverse course and repeal it.Mayor Jenny Durkan and city council President Bruce Harrell said in statements that they would end the tax,...

00:41

Police Dogs Trained to Find Hidden Electronic Storage Devices "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: cnet: Only one out of every 50 dogs tested qualifies to become an electronic storage detection, or ESD, dog, says Kerry Halligan, a K-9 instructor with the Connecticut State Police. Thats because its a lot harder to detect the telltale chemical in electronics than it is to sniff out narcotics, bombs, fire accelerants or []

00:40

Prayer and Meditation for Wednesday, June 13, 2018 A message to whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments "IndyWatch Feed War"

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St. Anthony of Padua can be recognized easily by his statuary which usually depicts Jesus jumping out of the Gospel!

Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church
Lectionary: 361

Reading 1 1 KGS18:20-39

Ahab sent to all the children of Israel
and had the prophets assemble on Mount Carmel.Elijah appealed to all the people and said,
How long will you straddle the issue?
If the LORD is God, follow him; if Baal, follow him.
The people, however, did not answer him.
So Elijah said to the people,
I am the only surviving prophet of the LORD,
and there are four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal.
Give us two young bulls.
Let them choose one, cut it into pieces, and place it on the wood,
but start no fire.
I shall prepare the other and place it on the wood,
but shall start no fire.
You shall call on your gods, and I will call on the LORD.
The God who answers with fire is God.
All the people answered, Agreed!Elijah then said to the prophets of Baal,
Choose one young bull and prepare it first,
for there are more of you.
Call upon your gods, but do not start the fire.
Taking the young bull that was turned over to them, they prepared it
and called on Baal from morning to noon, saying,
Answer us, Baal!
But there was no sound, and no one answering.
And they hopped around the altar they had prepared.
When it was noon, Elijah taunted them:
Call louder, for he is a god and may be meditating,
or may have retired, or may be on a journey.
Perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.
They called out louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears,
as was their custom, until blood gushed over them.
...

00:39

Paz para Nicaragua "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

No queremos la renuncia de Ortega, queremos una junta de transicin que llame a elecciones adelantadas

Nicaragua vive una severa crisis poltica y algunos integrantes de su comunidad en Mxico aseguran que su situacin es semejante a lo que viven, hoy en da, los venezolanos.

Por ello, diferentes sectores de la poblacin buscan una salida constitucional y elecciones anticipadas, pero con justicia y sin Daniel Ortega Saavedra en el poder: Todos los das somos vctimas de asesinatos y de violaciones a nuestros derechos humanos. Queremos que Daniel Ortega y Rosario Murillo se vayan, declaran en entrevista para UNAM Global cuatros nicaragenses radicados en nuestro pas, y que por miedo a represalias piden el anonimato.

A decir de los jvenes, a sus connacionales no les interesa que Daniel Ortega renuncie a la presidencia, de ser as, nada cambiara.

Lo que queremos es que se cree una junta de transicin que llame a elecciones adelantadas con un proceso electoral bajo la supervisin de la Organizacin de Estados Americanos (OEA), o de la Organizacin de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) que nos garantice una transformacin. Si renuncia Ortega, por ley, su esposa, que es la vicepresidenta, asumira la presidencia, y si ella renuncia, quien la asumira sera el presidente de la Asamblea Nacional, que tambin es del Estado.

El 17 de abril de este ao, Daniel Ortega ratific la reciente reforma al sistema de seguridad social, considerada por los sectores afectados como un agravio a sus derechos. Entre otras modificaciones, la reforma supone un aumento en las cotizaciones al seguro social de los empleadores y trabajadores, y una contribucin adicional al cinco por ciento de las personas pensionadas.

Ignorados en la negociacin de las modificaciones, el 18 de abril el pueblo nicaragense se volc a las calles. Ciudadanos de Managua, Bluefields, Len, Masaya y Ciudad Sandino manifestaron su descontento, que fue reprimido de manera inmediata por las fuerzas de seguridad del Estado y grupos de choque.

A partir de esa fecha, la violencia ejercida contra la sociedad civil, denunciada a travs de redes sociales, medios de comunicacin y organizaciones de derechos humanos, provoc que el 21 de abril el presidente Ortega anunciara la revocacin de las reformas al sistema de seguridad, la cual no fue acompaada de ningn pronunciamiento sobre la muerte de algunos manifestantes.

La noche del 19 de mayo, despus de haberse anunciado una Tregua de 72 horas, el presidente Ortega atac a estudiantes de la Universidad Agraria, con lo que viol el acuerdo pactado en la agenda consensuada en la Mesa Plenaria del Dilogo Nacional, atestiguado por la Comisin Interamericana...

00:38

Kilauea volcano unleashes more blasts and snaking lava "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Scientists said the blasts followed a magnitude 5.4 earthquake on the volcano as the eruption of lava continues from the lower East Rift Zone fissure system in the area of Leilani Estates.

The fissure is shooting fountains of lava into the air which is hen flowing to the ocean at Kapoho and gas emissions from the vent have doubled.

Kilauea has been erupting for more than a month, sending lava into neighbourhoods from cracks in the ground and destroying hundreds of homes.

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00:37

Mauritania makes death penalty for leaving Islam mandatory: We want to be as close to the real Sharia as possible "IndyWatch Feed War"

Islamic apologists in the West routinely insist that Islam has no death penalty for apostasy, but as always, reality is otherwise. The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. Its based on the Quran: They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among []

00:37

Why Ahed slapped the soldier an interview with Bassem Tamimi "IndyWatch Feed War"

This interview with Bassem Tamimi was recorded on May 4, 2018 in the occupied village of Nabi Saleh, by International Solidarity Movement activists.

His daughter Ahed Tamimi, 17, is serving an eight-month prison sentence for slapping an Israeli soldier on the familys property on December 15 of last year, after Israeli soldiers shot her cousin in the face.

Bassem reflects on his daughters choice:

I think more than 300 times they raided inside my house They took my electronic devices several times. They broke the windows several times. They shot most of my children several times. My son was arrested two times. My wife was arrested five times.  I was arrested nine times. I was tortured and be paralyzed for a period of time. My wife was shot in her leg, two years she couldnt walk. My home is under a demolition order.

After all of that somebody asked, why Ahed slapped a soldier? She must slap the soldier.

Sometimes I feel there is a triple standard or more than in dealing with the Palestinian issue.

Also check out Tamimis comments on the two-state solution (a project of the Israeli left, and the Israeli left has disappeared) and the heart of the issue: a colonization project. Till the colonization project ends, the Palestinian resistance will not cease. And notice at the beginning when he shows visitors the surveillance balloon over Nabi Saleh.

You see that balloon watching us? Its a camera for watching everything.

00:36

Huracn Bud ya es categora 4; habr tormentas torrenciales en seis estados "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Esta madrugada, el Huracn Bud tom fuerza y se convirti en categora 4, en la escala de Saffir-Simpson.   Regeneracin, 12 de junio de 2018.- El huracn Bud, que durante la madrugada intensific su actividad, provoca lluvias torrenciales y calor en los estados de Jalisco, Colima, Michocn, Nayarit y parte de Sinaloa y Durango. El []

La entrada Huracn Bud ya es categora 4; habr tormentas torrenciales en seis estados se public primero en Regeneracin.

00:36

Security updates for Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Security updates have been issued by Debian (perl), Red Hat (kernel), SUSE (slurm), and Ubuntu (gnupg, gnupg2, imagemagick, kernel, libvirt, linux, linux-aws, linux-gcp, linux-kvm, linux, linux-aws, linux-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux-snapdragon, linux, linux-raspi2, linux-azure, linux-hwe, linux-gcp, linux-oem, linux-lts-trusty, linux-lts-xenial, linux-aws, and qemu).

00:36

The Healing Arts: Nightmare. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A most evocative piece by Rockwell Kent, click for full size.

Nightmare. Rockwell Kent, Lithograph. Subject: Nightmares, Suicide.

Nightmare. Rockwell Kent, Lithograph. Subject: Nightmares, Suicide.

Rockwell Kent.

00:35

Trump and Kim Jong-un meet in Singapore "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Pres. Trump & N.Korean leader Kim Jong-un met yesterday in Singapore. In a statement Trump committed to provide security guarantees to N.Korea & Kim his unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Trump later said he'd suspend military exercises on the Korean peninsula. As a follow-on negotiations Sec'y of State Pompeo & Nat'l Security Adviser Bolton are to meet next week w/ N.Korean officials.

00:32

Tribes, Landowners, and Climate Groups Expand Campaign to Build Solar Inside Keystone XL Pipeline Route "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Building Solar XL is about showing what is possible. This partnership between the tribes and many different grassroots organizations is a powerful statement. It shows the unity we have built to go up against this evil zombie of a pipeline that threatens our water, land and our very lives. We've seen the devastation TransCanada has caused, from our relatives living near Alberta's tar sands to the recent pipeline explosion in West Virginia. Now we're showing the world what is possible through a project creating real solutions. Joye Braun, Indigenous Environmental Network

00:32

The hard-right Daily Express propaganda rag is openly intimidating British MPs "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


In November 2017 Theresa May's Tories and their bigoted DUP enablers forced a shambolic hard-right anti-democratic power grab called the EU Withdrawal Bill through the House of Commons.

The opposition parties attempted to make several amendments to limit this outrageous Tory power grab, but without the support of the vocal Tory so-called "mutineers" (who all, despite all of their fine words, actually voted in favour of it) they simply didn't have the numbers to constrain Theresa May's dictatorial and anti-democratic ambitions, so the bill scraped through to the next stage.

...

00:32

Microsoft acquires Four Gaming Studios including ninja theory "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Microsoft buys four game studios to boost Xbox exclusives

Xbox chief Phil Spencer at an Xbox briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 (E3 2018) held in Los Angeles on Sunday, announced that Microsoft has acquired four gaming studios to help the company bring more titles to Xbox and PC.

There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the gaming industry, with creators large and small showcasing incredible new games for the more than two billion players around the world, said Spencer.

While Microsoft has acquired Playground Games (Forza Horizon series), it has also signed letters of intent to buy another three studios: Ninja Theory (Hellblade and DmC), Undead Labs (State of Decay 2), and Compulsion Games (We Happy Few). Once the acquisitions are completed, Microsoft will have 11 game development studios.

The U.S. tech giant also announced that it was forming a new studio of its own called The Initiative in Santa Monica, Calif., to be headed by former Crystal Dynamics head of studio Darrell Gallagher.

We embarked on a quest to find creative teams that have the mastery of our art, Spencer said. We found innovative game designers, master storytellers, and exceptional world builders.

According to analysts, if Microsoft focusses on more first-party content, it will help its gaming unit in the future.

It will take time to reap the rewards of this more expansion strategy, but puts Microsoft on a much stronger footing, Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at IHS Markit, said in a note on Sunday.

All the new studios will fall under the Microsoft Studios brand. Microsoft Studios already includes groups like Halo-maker 343 Industries and the team behind Minecraft, which was acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 billion in 2014.

Microsoft displayed a record 52 games at the E3 pre-show event including 18 console launch exclusives and 15 world premieres. The E3 2018 kicks off from today.

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00:31

Trump Gave Kim a Summit But Left With Little to Show for It "IndyWatch Feed War"

Its not clear what the U.S. got out of Singapore meeting Summit delivered a longtime strategic goal for Kim family
Did Trump Give Up Too Much to North Korea?
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk from lunch at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12. | Susan Walsh/AFP/Getty Images

Did Trump give North Korea too much? Bloombergs Kevin Cirilli reports from Singapore.
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Donald Trumps historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was unquestionably a success for Kim.

By credibly threatening the U.S. with nuclear war, he won a one-on-one meeting with the American president a longtime strategic goal of his familys regime. And thats not all.

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00:30

Tuesday Opera: Benjamin Britten Paul Bunyan "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Rather later than usual, for which apologies

00:29

Tren Interurbano afectar paisaje sonoro de la Ciudad de Mxico y Toluca "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El Tren Interurbano afectar el paisaje sonoro de las zonas por las cuales transite en Toluca y en la Ciudad de Mxico, entre ellas Santa Fe, consider la doctora Jimena de Gortari Ludlow, acadmica del Departamento de Arquitectura, Urbanismo e Ingeniera Civilde la Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mxico y especialista en entornos acsticos saturados.

En el caso especfico del poniente de la CDMX, una vez que entre en funcionamiento el tren el ruido de ste al pasar impactar en Cuajimalpa, la zona de corporativos y el pueblo de Santa Fe, donde las ondas sonoras que viajan por el aire chocarn con la superficie de las edificaciones, lo que har que el sonido se refleje y se perciba de manera molesta.

El mismo ruido podra tambin daar a la fauna urbana local, en el sentido de que los pjaros que en la actualidad todas las tardes regresan a dormir a los rboles que hay a lo largo de Av. Vasco de Quiroga podran dejar de hacerlo si el ruido les resulta insoportable.

Con el fin de conocer esos y otros impactos en el paisaje sonoro de la zona provocados por el Tren Interurbano Mxico-Toluca, la Dra. De Gortari encabeza el proyecto piloto Caracterizacin del paisaje sonoro, investigacin que inici en enero de este 2018 y misma que concluir en tres aos, y que desarrolla junto con el Dr. Carlos Delgado y el Mtro. Fernando Gutirrez, docentes de su mismo departamento acadmico.

El objetivo del proyecto es registrar el sonido durante tres aos seguidos, para con base en grabaciones y mediciones de frecuencias y decibeles comparar de qu manera evoluciona el sonido, y cmo ste impacta a habitantes y gente que trabaja en Santa Fe, as como la vida dentro del campus de la IBERO.

Las grabaciones del ruido en Santa Fe se harn por donde pasar el tren, es decir, a lo largo de Av. Vasco de Quiroga; as como del otro lado, o sea, en Prolongacin Paseo de la Reforma (autopista Mxico-Toluca).

Dentro de la Universidad Iberoamericana el sonido se medir en los espacios abiertos ms frecuentados y donde hay la mayor interaccin social, como son la explanada central y las cafeteras, con el fin de determinar si el ruido que ah se genera interfiere con las actividades acadmicas que se realizan en los salones de clases y laboratorios; toda vez que los espacios educativos son muy sensibles al ruido, porque las personas necesitan de un nivel sonoro moderado para poder concentrarse y pensar.

Huella sonora de la IBERO

Jimena de Gortari seal que es muy importante dejarle en claro a la gente que el ruido, adems de molesto, puede interferir negativamente  en sus diversas actividades. Por eso, en esta investigacin multidisciplinar participan arquitectos, quienes brindan un enfoque c...

00:25

Democracies under attack as world grapples with privacy policies, watchdog says "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dr Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler, a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, says governments must fight the threat that data collection poses to our freedom of choice

Illustrative: Democracy at work: casting a vote the old-fashioned way, in a ballot box. (Paperkites; iStock by Getty Images)
Illustrative: Democracy at work: casting a vote the old-fashioned way, in a ballot box. (Paperkites; iStock by Getty Images)

Democracies globally are under huge attack, and governments must work together to counter the threat that social media and the collection and sale of personal data poses on our freedom of choice, said Dr Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler, a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute who studies the impact of technology on democracy.

It is not enough to give people personal control over their data as the new European Data Protection Regulation has set out to do. What needs to be done, and urgently, said Shwartz Altshuler, a former research fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, is to set out standardized and global legislation that clearly states what is forbidden to be collected.

Biometric data, some of the healthcare data, and emotional and well-being data should all be out of bounds, she said.

As the world becomes more digitized and the use of internet, social media and online transactions mount, websites are increasingly using information about users online activity what they buy, what they eat and where they travel.

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00:24

German authorities let Muslim migrant who murdered Jewish teen flee the country "IndyWatch Feed War"

Why did they do this? Are the German authorities intolerably slow-witted, or were they just hoping that this story would fade away in the absence of the perpetrator? The German government seems intent on making sure that Germans (and the world at large) remain ignorant and complacent regarding the devastation that Muslim migrants are wreaking []

00:24

The Capitals Stanley Cup Brings Longsuffering Fans And Players Pure Joy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It stands as the Capital of the Free World, seemingly resplendent in wealth and power. It should not lack for any material good and for many (but certainly not all) of its residents, it does not. It boasts some of the richest communities in the richest country on earth, and a sense of affluence and abundance that has grown exponentially in recent decades.

But Washington lacked one of the most important things of all. Only a team long acquainted with suffering could bring it to them.

* * *

During college, one of my universitys chaplains used an interesting turn of phrase to characterize his job: Loitering with intent. The term aptly describes the task of proselytizing to adolescents on a college campus, but it equally describes a life philosophy that has served me well. Loitering with intent putting oneself in the right place at the right time has led to some memorable encounters with celebrities, as well as truly sublime experiences during my travels.

On Saturday, the Washington Capitals had just returned from Las Vegas, where they won their first National Hockey League championship over the Vegas Golden Knights, and with it the famed Stanley Cup. The Capitals and their captain, Alex Ovechkin, would celebrate at the Washington Nationals baseball game that afternoon, with Ovechkin throwing out a ceremonial first pitch.

With tickets to the game cheap and plentiful, I purchased a pass and walked to the stadium. I thought I might luck into a photo with the Stanley Cup, or a player autograph or two.

I ended up with much more.

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Things started simply enough: During pregame festivities, Ovechkin, the Capitals, and the Stanley Cup came out of the dugout and on to the field. All received sustained ovations from the crowd. The Cup, as recognizable a symbol as any in sports, replete with its own Twitter account and entourage, sat on a pedestal behind the pitchers mound. Nationals and Capitals players took a group photo surrounding the Cup, a memorable display of bonding among Washington sports teams. The Capitals and the Cup then receded back into the dugout, allowing the baseball game to begin.

By the third inning, noises and pointing throughout Nationals Park revealed that the Capitals players and the Stanley Cup had removed to a suite along the left field side of the stadium. I didnt know exactly what would happen wh...

00:22

Poor People-Led Poor Peoples Campaign Comes To Washington, DC "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An advocate for the poor and homeless was arrested today at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) while attempting to speak with Secretary Ben Carson. Federal Protective Services police took Cheri Honkala into custody Monday afternoon when she refused to leave the lobby of the HUD building. All I wanted is a meeting on behalf of poor, homeless families across the entire country, she said as police pulled her toward a vehicle. Poor people deserve to eat. One fucking meeting! The arrest took place during a protest at HUD organized by the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign, which has set up an encampment in Dupont Circle. Honkala was Jill Steins running mate and the Green Party candidate for vice president in the 2012 election.

00:21

Nigerians pay higher for kerosene May- NBS "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigerians using National Household kerosene for domestic use paid a higher amount, N280.29 for the product in Month of May as against previous month price of N2 78.49, National Bureau of Statistics ( NBS) said Tuesday in its latest data. It said the average price per litre paid increased by 0.65% month-on-month and decreased by []

The post Nigerians pay higher for kerosene May- NBS appeared first on Newtelegraph.

00:20

[$] Handling I/O errors in the kernel "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The kernel's handling of I/O errors was the topic of a discussion led by Matthew Wilcox at the 2018 Linux Storage, Filesystem, and Memory-Management Summit (LSFMM) in a combined storage and filesystem track session. At the start, he asked: "how is our error handling and what do we plan to do about it?" That led to a discussion between the developers present on the kinds of errors that can occur and on ways to handle them.

00:20

Why You Should Consider VIN Check Before Buying A Used BMW "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A BMW is a strong brand. That is why people struggle to get a model of BMW. A price for an item is quite expensive. It makes people buy used vehicles instead of new ones.

Not too old BMWs are usually in an excellent technical condition. They cost much less than brand new vehicle. That is why buyers struggle to get a used BMW because they get good quality for considerable money.

Why Buyer Needs To Get Full VIN Check

For buyers of expensive BMW cars, vehicle identification check is obligatory. Such a check can be provided partially for free. However, full overall expertise is not that costly. Value of the VIN report has can hardly be overestimated. Here are some data you will get from a VIN check report.

  • Basic information about a vehicle. Such type of data is provided for free. It includes year of car production, country of production. This type of information  BMW buyer has to consider immediately. If a BMW has been manufactured outside Germany, it can be of a lower quality.
  • Odometer reading. Odometer reading is a indicator drivers pay precise attention to. The lower it is, the better it is. It is important to get real odometer reading. Sellers of used cars often manually decrease the number of miles the vehicle has covered.
  • Accidents history. Each new owner would like to know if a vehicle had been in any accidents. During accidents, a car can get not only external damage, but also profound technical defects not obvious from the first sight. Without a VIN check, it is impossible to understand a real technical state of an automobile.
  • Theft history. A BMW is one of those autos that gets stolen quite often. That is why it is indispensable to get full VIN report to know the theft history of the vehicle. A car you intend to buy could have been stolen. If you buy it, you can even go to jail for this.
  • Insurance details. You should know what type of insurance a vehicle has. It will help evaluate the pay off an insurance company can pay if a vehicle gets damaged.
  • State inspections data. Each BMW car undergoes a state inspection each year. A potential buyer should be aware of the inspection results.

These are the main types of data that a buyer will get from a VIN check report. VIN check reveals very important information about any automobile. It will help you to buy a car that is truly in its best technical condition.

Where the VIN Number Is Located

Each manufacturer locates a vehicle identification number on a different place on a car. Here is where to find a VIN on a BMW vehicle:

  • It is usually located on a right suspension turret on models that were manufactured in Euro...

00:18

Hamas-linked CAIRs Jewish lawyer whines: I was barred from speaking at my temple because I work with Muslims "IndyWatch Feed War"

Albert Fox Cahn is the legal director for the New York chapter of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations. Here he complains to a rabbi: What does it say about your limits that I was excluded for nothing other than my affiliation with the nations largest, most-prominent Muslim civil rights organization, the Council on American-Islamic []

00:17

Por qu el gobierno camboyano ha convertido a decenas de miles de personas de etnia vietnamita en aptridas? "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Foto: Monjes budistas y manifestantes camboyanos queman banderas vietnamitas de imitacin durante una protesta organizada a raz de los comentarios formulados por el Gobierno vietnamita en octubre de 2014. Ambos pases tienen una larga y complicada historia, y los polticos camboyanos estn explotando estas tensiones de cara a las elecciones generales de julio. (AP/Heng Sinith)

Keo Samoeun ha ayudado a construir decenas de edificios en toda la capital, Phnom Penh. Antes reparaba villas daadas durante la poca de los Jemeres Rojos, y ahora trabaja en un templo de Cao Dai, donde adems practica la religin de Vietnam. No obstante, los cimientos de los muros que construye en Phnom Penh son ms slidos que los suyos propios: este albail de origen camboyano y vietnamita no tiene un documento de identidad oficial permanente en ninguno de los dos pases.

Tras dcadas de cambios de fronteras y de historias entrelazadas, decenas de miles de ciudadanos camboyanos se consideran en parte de origen vietnamita. El Gobierno camboyano est despojando a muchas de estas personas de su nacionalidad, reavivando unos conflictos sociales profundamente arraigados entre ambos pases.

A finales del ao pasado, y de cara a las elecciones nacionales que se celebrarn el prximo mes de julio, el Gobierno camboyano emprendi una campaa para acallar a los lderes de la oposicin y para acabar con los medios de comunicacin independientes y desentenderse de los esfuerzos a favor de la democracia liderados por la sociedad civil. La campaa se origin a raz de las sospechosas advertencias del primer ministro Hun Sen de que los partidos de la oposicin y las ONG extranjeras estaban organizando un violento derrocamiento del Gobierno.

En el marco de esta campaa, el Departamento de Inmigracin empez a revocar lo que califica como documentos de identidad inapropiados de ms de 70.000 personas, en su mayora de origen vietnamita.

Segn las noticias de VNExpress, en 2017 fueron deportadas ms de 1.880 personas indocumentadas (incluyendo ciudadanos de origen chino).

No hay estimaciones claras respecto al nmero de personas de origen vietnamita que viven en Camboya, ni respecto a cuntas han o...

00:15

Yellowstone geyser erupts for 9th time in months "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(INTELLIHUB) Yellowstones Steamboat Geyser has become extremely active over the past few months and has erupted a total of nine times in 2018 alone.

The massive geyser which sits atop the worlds largest and most powerful supervolcano spewed its contents hundreds of feet into the air on Monday, raising concerns among some.

steamboat geyserYellowstone National Park/Flickr

Eruptions over the past 6 to 8 weeks have been occurring more frequently than usual which could be a sign the magma chamber is ready to pop.

A January 2015 Intellihub article reported:

Michio Kaku, a famous theoretical physicist, pointed out in a January 2011 newscast which aired on CNN When it blows [Yellowstone] it could destroy the United States as we know it. [] Thats what is making us nervous

Shockingly, later in the newscast, Kaku went on to explain how a 1000-mile ring of the U.S. would likely be destroyed if the supervolcano actually went. And to make matters worse, geologists all conclude that the park is long overdue for an eruption.

Is something brewing in Yellowstone?

Please comment and share!

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00:14

Should Robots Be Taxed? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Arab Coalition Strike Against Yemen Planned During Trump-Kim Summit (Dan)

The UN and Red Cross are pulling out of a Yemeni port city ahead of a planned strike by Arab coalition partners against Houthi rebels. The strike, reportedly, is planned to occur around President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-uns summit to minimize attention.

The Plot to Attack Iran (Jimmy)

Dan Kovaliks new book The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran is out today. You can read a review from Counterpunch here.

Save Our Tips, the Campaign Against DCs Minimum Wage Hike, Is Run By a Trump Consultant (Reader Luke)

The author writes, The restaurant lobby is making a masked pitch to kill Initiative 77, a ballot measure designed to gradually raise the minimum wage in Washington, DC, for bartenders, waitstaff, and other tipped employees, to $15 an hour by 2025.

The Justice Department Defended Trumps Ability To Profit From Foreign Officials Staying At His Hotel (Jimmy)

The author writes, The Justice Department argued Monday that President Donald Trump could continue to profit from foreign governments patronizing his hotel in Washington, DC, without violating the US Constitution, as long as he didnt explicitly provide something in return.

Did NRA Take Russian Money to Fund Trumps Campaign? (Reader Steve)

Influential Russians met with members of the NRA throughout 2015 and 2016. Since the NRA spent around $30,000 on Trumps presidential campaign, many are wondering if the pos...

00:13

Back When College Was Debt-Free "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As May gives way to June, the last college grad ceremonies are wrapping up and the last parties are coming to a close. Now the job hunt for recent grads begins in earnest with the looming specter of student loan payments drawing ever closer. Todays average student debt is around $37,000. But in Americas largest state, it wasnt that long ago that any student could get a world-class, debt-free education regardless of their economic background. That state was California, and Gail Leondar-Wright was one of those students. Gail came from a middle-class family her dad was an engineer and her mom a stay-at-home parent. She attended UC Berkeley from 1976 to 1980, graduating with a bachelors degree in theater. At the time, the elite public school was tuition-free and required a mere $600 per year in fees, or just under $1,400 in todays dollars.

00:11

Nine killed in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash involving Iyare Motors "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

No fewer than nine persons were killed in a fatal accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The crash, which occurred about 8:40 am few metres after the Sagamu Interchange, along the highway, left one person seriously injured. The incident involved a Mack truck with registration number MUS 740 XN and a Toyota Hiace bus belonging to []

The post Nine killed in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash involving Iyare Motors appeared first on Newtelegraph.

00:10

Leaving the past behind ... "IndyWatch Feed War"

"President Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a document after a historic day of meetings in Singapore on Tuesday and while the contents weren't immediately disclosed, it was clear that the two men had clicked. "We had a terrific day...

00:06

June 12: Stop displaying loyalty to Abacha, Soyinka tells Buhari "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to stop admiring and displaying loyalty to an unnamed individual whom he referred to late MKO Abiolas Tormentor-in-Chief. Some are of the opinion that he had referred to the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, who clamped the business mogul to jail for about five years. []

The post June 12: Stop displaying loyalty to Abacha, Soyinka tells Buhari appeared first on Newtelegraph.

00:05

ITIF claims police use of Amazon Rekognition is "patriotic" "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

image credit: Now the End Begins

A few weeks ago, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released a letter claiming that Amazon's Rekognition technology was "patriotic and can benefit society".


The ITIF went on to claim that police body cameras hold "law enforcement accountable and there is no reason to suggest the same cannot be true for facial recognition technology."

Let's discuss ITIF's claim that body cameras hold police accountable.

A 2017 article in Ars Technica reveals that body camera footage is generally not available to the public.

"Body cam footage is routinely turned over to defense attorneys as part of the pre-trial discovery process. But when it comes to supplying the public with footage, there's a hodgepodge patchwork of state laws and local laws nationwide. And the general default is that the footage is not a public record."

A similar article in the Verge warns everyone that police departments are trying to make body camera footage a state secret.

A recent article in LifeHacker reveals that police body camera footage is difficult to procure and...

00:05

Supreme Court Allows Purging Voter Registration For Nonvoters Who Do Not Respond To Mail "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

WASHINGTON In a 5-4 ruling in Husted v. APRI, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld an Ohio voter purge practice that removes infrequent voters from the registration rolls. The decision creates a danger that other states will pursue extreme purging practices to disenfranchise millions of eligible voters across the country. Todays decision threatens the ability of voters to have their voices heard in our elections, said Stuart Naifeh, senior counsel at Demos, which led the legal team challenging the states practices. The fight does not stop here. If states take todays decision as a sign that they can be even more reckless and kick eligible voters off the rolls, we will fight back in the courts, the legislatures, and with our community partners across the country.

00:04

Contemporary Ukrainian culture is far less contemporary than one hundred years ago "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

As a recent cultural festival in Kyiv shows, generating new languages of internationalism is more important than ever before. RU

Vasyl Cherepanyn. Photo: Olga Ivaschenko.Kyivs Visual Culture Research Center recently hosted The Kyiv International, a biennial comprised of lectures by leading critics and cultural figures. I spoke to Vasyl Cherepanyn, one of the co-organisers of the Biennale, about the programme, Ukrainian modernism and the emergence of new walls in Europe metaphorical and all too real.

This isn't the first Kyiv Biennale organised by the Visual Culture Research Centre (VCRC). How did your work as organiser of the Biennale begin?

We took up this idea three years ago, when it had already been initiated by someone else, but not us. The first Kyiv Kyiv Biennial Arsenale 2012 was held as part of the European Football Championship. As an institution, we participated in it with our own parallel programme. The next Kyiv Biennial was at first postponed because of Maidan, and then later it was cancelled altogether because of the decision of the then-Directorate of the Mystetskyi Arsenal. We had previously worked with Hedwig Saxsenhuber and Georg Schllhammer, the former curators, so we decided to take over the organisation of the School of Kyiv in 2015, completely changing its logic and structure.

Our goal was to visualise, via artistic and educational means, what was absent in Ukraines political sphere after Maidan

At that time, our goal was to visualise, via artistic and educational means, what was absent in Ukraines political sphere after Maidan. We wanted to work through the experience of revolution, and this was where the School of Kyiv fulfilled...

00:04

Puebla, zona letal para activistas sociales y defensores de derechos humanos "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Los asesinatos de Manuel Gaspar Rodrguez y Adrin Tihuilit el 14 y 31 de mayo del ao en curso, respectivamente, en Cuetzalan del Progreso y Zacapoaxtla, municipios de la sierra nororiental de Puebla, son el corolario de una serie de agresiones perpetradas contra activistas y defensores de derechos humanos, que tienen como punto de inicio el homicidio de Frumencio Sols Cruz, el 10 de abril de 2012, en el municipio de San Gabriel Chilac, seguido del crimen de Antonio Esteban Cruz, el 4 de junio de 2014 en Cuetzalan.

Las agresiones y homicidios de activistas y defensores de derechos humanos parecen configurar un patrn sistemtico de persecucin para detener y criminalizar las acciones de los pueblos y comunidades indgenas que a travs de sus formas organizativas, exigen a las autoridades de los tres niveles de gobierno que cumplan con sus obligaciones de proteger, respetar y garantizar los derechos humanos a la salud, vivienda, alimentacin, educacin.

Las comunidades y pueblos indgenas, tambin han expresado su oposicin a la implantacin arbitraria de megaproyectos de desarrollo, como hidroelctricas y minera a cielo abierto, exigiendo respeto a su derecho constitucional y convencional a ser consultados sobre cualquier tipo de obra que de manera directa o indirectamente pueda afectar sus derechos a la autodeterminacin, a sus territorios y a sus recursos naturales.

El trabajo social y comunitario de Manuel Gaspar Rodrguez, a travs del Movimiento Independiente Obrero Campesino Urbano Popular (MIOCUP) adherido a la Coordinadora Nacional Plan de Ayala Movimiento Nacional (CNPA-MN) y en el Centro de Derechos Humanos Antonio Esteban AC, (CDHAE AC), no puede ser soslayado por la Fiscala General del Estado de Puebla, como una lnea de investigacin debido a los intereses privados y pblicos que pudieron ser afectados.

Antes de su homicidio, este ao, Manuel Gaspar recibi amenazas de muerte va telefnica, con seis personas ms de la organizacin, y fue citado a declarar por la Procuradura General de la Repblica sobre una denuncia que present la Comisin Federal de Electricidad,...

00:04

Will the Blue Wave Hit Maryland? My Latest for Splice Today "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The only good thing thats come from the Trump administration is that progressives are inspired to get more involved in politics. From Indivisible groups to progressives running for office, many on the left sense a blue wave will sweep across the nation in this years elections, and take back both the Senate and House from the current Republican majority. Maryland is generally a blue state, but given that Republicans Gov. Larry Hogan and 1st District Rep. Andy Harris both have the fate of their respective seats in the hands of voters this November, many wonder if the blue wave will hit Maryland next.

Both Hogan and Harris have plenty of competition. Six Democrats hope to replace Harris seat in Congress: Michael Brown, Jesse Colvin, Allison Galbraith, Erik Lane, Michael Pullen, and Steve Worton. Galbraith was the first to announce her candidacy after the presidential election. As a single mother who also owns a small business, she finally got the chance to meet him and talk about his vocal opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). When she asked Harris whether or not hes opposed to rising health care costs for women, he replied, I dont think most people would mind if women paid a little more for health insurance. Healthcare is a major focus in Galbraiths campaign.

Read the rest here.

00:03

From Digital Cages to Cooperative Digital Cafes "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In the late 90s and early 2000s, there was a wave of radical community servers, many of which fed into (or grew out of), the Indymedia network. Most of those veterans have sadly vanished from the web, and RiseUp, Framasoft, Comunes (OurProject), and CoActivate, are among the few still standing. As awareness grows of tech corporations like Microsoft, Apple, Google, FarceBook, and Amazon, putting their users in a digital cage, its great to see a whole new wave of cooperative groups coming together to replace these Web 2.0 prison canteens with digital cafes, like CommonsCloud, Disroot, and Social.coop, which Im starting to get involved with.

A digital cafe (or Open App Ecosystem) is a community of users and hackers providing themselves and each other with web services like social media (social networking, open publishing, or both), and sharing the costs. Since theyre doing many of the same things, rather than reinventing the wheel by writing all their software from scratch, they use a range of free code software developed by other groups. Sometimes they donate towards the financial costs of the peer production project that develops the software they use, and in other cases they have the skills and the time to contribute back to the project.

Social.coop began as group of members who set up a cooperative to share the costs of a site running Mastodon, a federated microblog server. Social.coop users can interact not only with each other, and with users on other sites running Mastodon (instances), but they can also interact with users on any site connected to a larger fediverse of federated social apps. The software makes these interactions across the fediverse possible by using common standards for exchanging data between social sites, initially using an older standard called OStatus. More recently a new standard called ActivityPub was published by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), the body that maintains the official standards for HTML, and everything else about...

00:03

Systemd Services: Reacting to Change "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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00:02

Are We Too Scared to Talk About Pulse? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Omar Mateen, the Orlando shooter (Photo: Twitter)Omar Mateen, the Orlando shooter (Photo: Twitter)

June 12 marks the second anniversary of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub. Orlando residents will gather to remember those lost to Omar Mateens particular brand of hatred. Candles will be lit, bells will be rung, a new mural will be unveiled.

What will not be taking place among these memorials though, is a long overdue and frank conversation about Islamist extremism in Orlando. Few things honor those lost to violence as nobly as the truth being told about what led to their lives being cut short.

This difficult conversation is desperately needed to prevent additional tragedy. The discourse must be not only fearlessly honest, but deeply mindful of not maligning an entire demographic. In the quest for the truth, healing and prevention, discernment must be practiced, while hatred and discrimination rejected.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of conversation around the attack has been focused on firearms. While gun violence should be a topic of ongoing conversation in the United States, the conversation must include other issues central to the specific type of violence in which those firearms are used.

In matters of domestic violence, society does not singularly focus on the weapon a man uses to maim or kill his wife or girlfriend. We rightly tackle the mindset and ideology of the individual who uses violence to exert and maintain power and control in such a relationship. We challenge that thinking and rightly reject the ideas which justify domestic abuse.

But in America, in general, and in Orlando, in particular, we have yet to apply the same moral courage to the discussion about religiously-sanctioned violence. Omar Mateens gun did not fire itself, and it wasnt his gun that called 911 and pledged allegiance to a terror organization. Mateen could have just as easily used another weapon as so many others have.

The 911 hijackers used aircrafts, the Tsarnaev brothers who attacked the Boston Marathon used pressure cookers loaded with na...

00:01

Was there an unannounced missile launch on Whidbey Island early on Sunday morning? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Greg Johnson of Skunk Bay Weather on the northern Kitsap Peninsula has one of the most impressive weather cam facilities in the nation, including high quality digital cameras photographing the clouds at night.  He is an extremely reliable weather observer.

But early Sunday morning he picked up something that is both startling and unexpected:  what looks like a missile launch from Whidbey Island.

Here is the picture (with a 20-second exposure) at 3:56 AM Sunday morning from one of his cameras (looking north towards Whidbey Island).  Can you see the bright vertical streak on the left side of the figure?   Note the illumination both inside and outside the cloud.  It really looks like the ascent of a rocket.


Greg provided me with a close up of the top portion of the image (see below).   Really looks like an ascending missile.


For your orientation, the map below shows the location of the Skunk Bay camera (red circle) and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station (blue circle)


I have never heard of rocket launches from Whidbey Island Air station in Oak Harbor.   And checking online, I can not find any discussion of this feature.

This feature does not look like a meteor, nor are there any meteor reports for the area that I could find online.  The lightning networks did not show a strike in that area.

Scott Sistek at KOMO TV says that t...

00:00

Could A Risky Pipeline Bring Together A Politically Divided State? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

"This project threatens some of our most basic American values; I think you'll find the people in Pennsylvania care a lot about public safety especially of their most vulnerable residents children and seniors. Back in 2015, then President Barack Obama stopped the construction of the XL pipeline and the national environmental movement took a long victory lap. The wider movement of people who dont follow day to day environmental issues congratulated themselves with a pat on the back and went back to MSNBC. They had won, and even during the Obama administration victories were few and far between. But that didnt mean that the pipeline story was over.

00:00

Iraqi Christian: We have actually been weakened by the stance taken by the Vatican "IndyWatch Feed War"

Aziz Emmanuel al-Zebari is right. Last September, the Pope met in the Vatican with Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the secretary general of the Muslim World League (MWL), a group that has been linked to the financing of jihad terror. During the meeting, al-Issa thanked the Pope for his fair positions on what he []

00:00

Getting Good at FPGAs: Real World Pipelining "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Parallelism is your friend when working with FPGAs. In fact, its often the biggest benefit of choosing an FPGA. The dragons hiding in programmable logic usually involve timing chaining together numerous logic gates certainly affects clock timing. Earlier, I looked at how to split up logic to take better advantage of parallelism inside an FPGA. Now Im going to walk through a practical example by modeling some functions. Using Verilog with some fake delays we can show how it all works. You should follow along with a Verilog simulator, Im using EDAPlayground which runs in your browser. The code for this entire article is been pre-loaded into the simulator.

If youre used to C syntax, chances are good youll be able to read simple Verilog. If you already use Verilog mostly for synthesis, you may not be familiar with using it to model delays. Thats important here because the delay through gates is what motivates us to break up a lot of gates into a pipeline to start with. You use delays in test benches, but in that context they mostly just cause the simulator to pause a bit before introducing more stimulus. So it makes sense to start with a bit of background on delays.

Delays in Verilog

For our purposes, delay in Verilog is pretty simple. The simulator uses a unitless time interval that you can set using the `timescale directive. The reality is, that timescale really doesnt do anything special but label what that lowest-level tick is. I used 1ns/1ps as a timescale which makes each tick worth 1ns with the measurements in picoseconds. However, it really doesnt matter in this case as long as you think of ticks.

There are several different kinds of delays and several ways Verilog can model them. For what we want, we only need a very simple delay from the output of some piece of code until it is sent somewhere else. You often hear about inertial delay and transport delay. A wire or gate with an inertial delay will lose any input that doesnt at least meet the delay time. So a gate with a delay of 5 (youll see how to specify that shortly) would miss a pulse of width 2, for example. With a transport delay, the entire signal is simply shifted in time no matter what. So the pulse of width 2 would still appear in the output, just 5 time units later.

For our examples, we dont care much. We just want to make some combinatorial logic take a long time so well keep it simple. If you want to read a lot more about delays in Verilog and why most people are doing them wrong, theres ...

Tuesday, 12 June

23:58

70+ Internet Luminaries Ring the Alarm on EU Copyright Filtering Proposal "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee, and Dozens of Other Computing Experts Oppose Article 13

As Europe's latest copyright proposal heads to a critical vote on June 20-21, more than 70 Internet and computing luminaries have spoken out against a dangerous provision, Article 13, that would require Internet platforms to automatically filter uploaded content. The group, which includes Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, the inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the Mozilla Project Mitchell Baker, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle, cryptography expert Bruce Schneier, and net neutrality expert Tim Wu, wrote in a joint letter that was released today:

By requiring Internet platforms to perform automatic filtering all of the content that their users upload, Article 13 takes an unprecedented step towards the transformation of the Internet, from an open platform for sharing and innovation, into a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users.

The prospects for the elimination of Article 13 have continued to worsen. Until late last month, there was the hope that that Member States (represented by the Council of the European Union) would find a compromise.  Instead, their final negotiating mandate doubled down on it.

The last hope for defeating the proposal now lies with the European Parliament. On June 20-21 the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee will vote on the proposal. If it votes against upload filtering, the fight can continue in the Parliament's subsequent negotiations with the Council and the European Commission. If not, then automatic filtering of all uploaded content may become a mandatory requirement for all user content platforms that serve European users. Although this will pose little impediment to the largest platforms such as YouTube, which already uses its Content ID system to filter content, the law will create an expensive barrier to entry for smaller platforms and startups, which may choose to establish or move their operations overseas in order to avoid the European law.

For those platforms that do establish upload filtering, users will find that their contributionsincluding video, audio, text, and even source codewil...

23:51

France: Farmers Block Refineries To Protest Palm Oil Import "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In France, some 200 farmers dumped dirt on the roads leading to the Total refinery in Grandpuits as well as parked about 40 tractors to form blockades. Farmers in France have blocked access to several oil depots and refineries in protest that is organized to last three days against the proposed use of imported palm oil at a Total biofuel plant. According to the president of the National Federation of Agricultural Holders Unions, Christiane Lambert, 13 sites will be blocked early Monday following five that were blocked on Sunday. The companies, on the other hand, have urged people to not panic-buy gas as it would result in shortages. Some 200 farmers dumped dirt on the roads leading to the Total refinery in Grandpuits Sunday night, as well as parked about 40 tractors, president of the Jeunes Agricultures, Sebastien Guerinot, said.

23:49

By Suing WikiLeaks, DNC Could Endanger Principles of press freedom - Committee to Protect Journalists "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In 1993, WILK radio host Frederick Vopper broadcast a conversation intercepted by an illegal wiretap and sent anonymously to the Pennsylvania radio station, in which two teachers union officials discussed violent negotiating tactics. The officials sued Vopper, arguing that he should be liable for the illegal wiretap that captured...

23:48

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.3-1 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is a Debian-based server distribution that offers an integrated management system for central administration of servers, Microsoft Active Directory-compatible domain services, and functions for parallel operation of virtualised server and desktop operating systems. The Univention team has published a point release update for the....

23:47

Understanding Jewish Power "IndyWatch Feed War"

Who has helped create a war-addicted America? By Philip Giraldi Unz Review June 12, 2018 I recently was asked to speak at an online conference entitled Deep Truth: Encountering Deep State Lies. My panel addressed Understanding Zionism: Deconstructing the Power Paradigm and my own topic was How Jewish Power Sustains the Israel Narrative. []

23:45

BBC News finally mentions Gaza arson attacks in just sixteen words "IndyWatch Feed War"

Readers of a BBC News website article titled May raises concerns with Israel over Gaza violence which appeared on the UK Politics and Middle East pages on June 6th (with the tag Gaza border clashes) were probably rather confused when they saw a reference to burning fields.

Responding to her [Theresa Mays] comments, Mr Netanyahu said the problems in Gaza were rooted in the fundamental goal of Hamas to destroy Israel.

He added: We are not witnessing a peaceful protest. In addition to burning our fields, these people are being paid for and pushed by Hamas to try to break into Israels defences, kill as many Israelis as they can when they get through the border and kidnap our soldiers. [emphasis added]

Photo credit: KKL

We have previously noted here that BBC audiences have seen no coverag...

23:45

Billionaire Russia Collusion Influenced Brexit... and Trump? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Aaron Banks, the billionaire who reportedly gave Donald Trump's team phone number to the Russian ambassador, is alleged to have been involved in collusion with Russia to rig the Brexit vote.

23:44

'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.

23:44

Syrian War Report June 12, 2018: Army Repels Militants Attack Coming From US-held Area On Palmyra "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-june-12-2018-army-repels-militants-attack-coming-from-us-held-area-on-palmyra/ Early on June 11, pro-government forces, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, repelled a militant attack coming from the US-held area of Al-Tanf in eastern Syria on the ancient

23:44

Anti-Piracy Lawyers Sentenced to Years in Prison For Defrauding Copyright Holders "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In the early 2000s, international and Danish entertainment industry groups joined forces to tackle the rising threat of piracy affecting movies, TV shows, music, and similar products.

The result was the anti-piracy group Antipiratgruppen (now RettighedsAlliancen / Rights Alliance), an organization dedicated to tackling the problem of unlicensed sharing.

Like all such operations, Antipiratgruppen needed legal representation and local law firm Johan Schlter was hired for the job, representing groups including the MPAA.

In subsequent years, Johan Schlter (which was founded by a lawyer of the same name) was involved in numerous anti-piracy cases. However, something was seriously amiss in this company that had long claimed to protect the interests of its entertainment industry clients.

Following an investigation into the companys accounts by auditing company Deloitte, financial irregularities amounting to millions of dollars were reported in the media during 2015.

The Johan Schlter law firm should have been distributing huge sums to movie and TV industry associations and their underlying rightsholders but its three partners Johan Schlter himself, Lars Halgreen and Susanne Fryland had been lining their own pockets instead. Massive sums were siphoned away from their clients.

Yesterday, after more than 20 hearings during which the defendants maintained their innocence (with Schlter and Halgreen painting themselves as victims of Frylands actions), all three were found guilty of fraud and false accounting to the tune of 100 million Danish kroner (US$15.83m).

Johan Schlter was sentenced to four years in prison, Susanne Fryland was ordered to serve five and a half years, and Lars Halgreen was sentenced to nine months. Because of his age, Schlters sentence is conditional. Due to his relatively minor role, so is Halgreens.

The court has ruled that gross economic crime has been committed. And the prison sentences take into account the crime committed, special prosecutor Malene Stage Christensen told DR News.

The Johan Schlter law firm went bankrupt in 2015 and, during the trial, events leading up to its demise were placed under the spotlight.

It transpired that in addition to being a partner in the law firm, Susanne F...

23:42

Played like a chump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I have to hand it to David Brin as a soothsayer: Brin predicted what would happen in the negotiations between Trump and Kim Jong Un. North Korea would offer a token reduction in some nuclear facilities, which they dont need anymore, and would ask for a reduction in sanctions and most importantly, a reduction in conventional arms.

For reasons of both economic and personal survival, Kim desperately needs a smaller army.

In contrast, nuclear weapons once you have them are cheap to hold, to hide and to maintain.

Kims current dilemma has only one solution, then. Keep enough nukes to deter any adventurous notions on our side and hold onto those artillery tubes threatening Seoul then entice both South Koreans and Americans to shout hosannahs over a deal to slash their own forces below the DMZ. Forces they can easily afford and that pose them zero risk.

Lets be clear: any conventional draw-down is Kims chief aim, his win-win.

So what did this historic meeting actually accomplish?

North Korea is shutting down one engine testing site, and theyre going to return some American remains from the Korean War. These are token gestures. Trump did leave the current sanctions in place.

What is North Korea gaining? A reduction in military activity in South Korea.

Trump announced that he will order an end to regular war games that the United States conducts with ally South Korea, a reference to annual joint military exercises that are an irritant to North Korea.

Trump called the exercises very provocative and inappropriate in light of the optimistic opening he sees with North Korea. Ending the exercises would also save money, Trump said.

The United States has conducted such exercises for decades as a symbol of unity with Seoul and previously rejected North Korean complaints as illegitimate. Ending the games would be a significant political benefit for Kim, but Trump insisted he did not give up leverage.

He completely blindsided the South Koreans on that one.

So North Korea got what they wanted out of the meeting, and Trump got nothing of substance. Kim Jong Un also got one other thing: fluffed by America. Trump was silent on human rights abuses, and even...

23:41

Elephant Pestering Caretaker to Sing Lullaby is Proof Animals Have Feelings, Too [Video] "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Though few will admit it, every being on this planet has something in common: the need to be loved and appreciated. Because the world can be incredibly tough, however, some people have convinced themselves they can not only survive but thrive without companionship or support.

Science says otherwise. A recent study asserts that romantic love is as much as a physical drive as hunger. Furthermore, infants can receive sustenance and housing, but without physical connection and love, they will die.

The need for love is very clear if one looks hard enough. Fortunately, a new video captured in Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, offers affirmation that all creatures have a need to be loved and accepted.

In the unique video below, elephants caretaker Lek Chailert can be seen interacting with a group of visitors when pachyderm Faa Mai interrupts her.  As GoodNewsNetwork reports, Chailert is in charge of looking after animals during the day. She also loves to sing them to sleep. Hoping for musical entertainment, Faa Mai pestered Chailert unti...

23:40

Rebels, US Forces Preparing ANOTHER False Flag Chemical Attack In Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Free Syrian Army and US special operations forces, are preparing a provocation using toxic substances in Syria, more in the key stronghold of Deir ez-Zor, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Monday, as reported by Sputnik. The Russian Military has evidence of the rebels bringing in chlorine canisters to the city in order to stage a chemical attack, similar to the one that led the nations of Britain, France, and the US to strike targets of the Syrian Governments. According to the information received via three independent channels in Syria, the command of the so-called Free Syrian Army with assistance from the servicemen of US special operations forces is preparing a serious provocation with the use of toxic substance in Deir ez-Zor province, Konashenkov said.

23:40

The Pirate Bay Is Down; 3 Best Torrent Sites Like TPB "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

King of torrent websites, The Pirate Bay is down again, here are 3 best torrent sites like TPB

The Pirate Bay is down again and throwing Cloudflare Error 522 Message. which means that CloudFlare was unable to send the HTTP request to the origin because a network connection to the origin server could not be established.

This is not very new for TPB, the torrent website has a history of going down regularly.

While the reason for the outage is still not known, you can check on to these best torrent site alternatives for the pirate bay.

  1. YTS aka YIFY.ag : YTS.ag is not the original YTS or YIFY website but a good clone. After the demise of original YIFY/YTS this website took its place and since it has gained lots of popularity with its unique style website look.
  2.  RARBG : RARBG gained quick popularity and provides torrent files and magnet links to facilitate p2p file sharing. The site has been blocked by UK, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Portugal and several other countries.
  3. isoHunt : isoHunt.to, a de facto replacement of the original isoHunt, is the most advanced BitTorrent and best P2P torrent search engine. While it is the same old isoHunt from the outside, it is very different from the inside. It has nothing in common with the isoHunt Inc. that made the original website. isoHunt is an online torrent files index and repository, where visitors can browse, search, download or upload torrents of various digital content of mostly entertainment nature.

The Pirate Bay is currently the largest torrent website with the global alexa ranking of 124.

The post The Pirate Bay Is Down; 3 Best Torrent Sites Like TPB appeared first on TechWorm.

23:37

Egyptian electricity prices to rise as subsidies slashed once more "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Egyptians could end up paying anywhere between 20-40 percent more for their power as austerity bites

23:36

France: 50 Islamic jihad terrorists and 450 radicalized Muslim prisoners will be released by 2019 "IndyWatch Feed War"

What could possibly go wrong, you greasy Islamophobe? Diversity is our strength! France: 50 Islamic terrorists and 450 radicalised prisoners will be released by 2019, by Abdelhamid Kaddour, Voice of Europe, June 7, 2018: Four-hundred-fifty radicalised prisoners will be out of jail by 2019 plus fifty Islamic terrorists, said the French Justice Minister, Nicole Belloubet, []

23:35

These 10+ Photos Reveal the Truth of Motherhood in a Brutal Yet Beautiful Way "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

When contemplating the decision to become a parent, many people fantasize about glowing maternity photos, bonding with their infant, and teaching them valuable life lessons so they will thrive. While these moments do occur, much of parenthood is comprised of screaming fits, routinely cleaning up messes and a complete lack of personal space.

Dont get the wrong impression parenthood is beautiful. But, the reality of it is far different than what most people promote on social media. Motherhood, specifically, can be grueling. It is for this reason that mother and photographer Giedre Gomes captured a series of photos that illustrate what being a mom really looks like.

Gomes, a 35-year-old mother of two sons, Mario and Rocco,

The project was inspired by the annual tradition Mothers Day. Gomes, a 35-year-old mother of two sons, considered the product to be a crazy idea. However, she couldnt get it out of her head.

As The Huffington Post reports, most of the photographs Gomes takes are of clients and their children looking pristine.

Theyre pretty, dreamy moms in a flower fields kissing babies, she said. And thats beautiful, but after the photo shoots I come home to reality to my own family and two boys and theres no rainbows, unicorns or butterflies.

The idea to reveal the reality and routine part of motherhood was so strong, she called a group of mom friends and their kids together and snapped photos of their everyday lives. Gomes said all the photos reflect everything I went through or [am] still going through.

At least now she has more privacy than...

23:35

BREAKING: Court finds ex-governor Joshua Dariye guilty fraud "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, has been found guilty of fraud. Mr Dariye was charged for allegedly diverting N1. 161.9 billion while he served as governor of the North-central state. He was brought to court on a 23-count charge for the alleged offence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in 2007. []

The post BREAKING: Court finds ex-governor Joshua Dariye guilty fraud appeared first on Newtelegraph.

23:33

Global Investment in Wind, Solar Exceeds That of Fossil Fuels "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

World spending on renewable vitality is outpacing investment decision in electric power from coal, natural gasoline and nuclear energy plants, pushed by slipping costs of manufacturing wind and solar ability.

More than 50 % of the energy-producing capacity extra all-around the entire world in current several years has been in renewable sources this kind of as wind and solar, in accordance to the International Vitality Company.

In 2016, the newest calendar year for which data is out there, about $297 billion was used on renewablesmore than two times the $143 billion spent on new nuclear, coal, gas and gas oil electric power plants, according to the IEA. The Paris-based organization assignments renewables will make up 56% of net producing potential additional through 2025.

The moment supported overwhelmingly by hard cash-back incentives, tax credits and other authorities incentives, wind- and solar-era charges have fallen continually for a 10 years, earning renewable-energy financial commitment additional competitive.

Renewable charges have fallen so significantly in the earlier number of yrs that "wind and photo voltaic now symbolize the least expensive-charge selection for building electrical energy," claimed Francis O'Sullivan, study director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Energy Initiative.

Sustained government assistance in Europe and other formulated economies spurred the development of renewable vitality. But expenses have fallen for other factors. China invested closely in a domestic photo voltaic-producing market, generating a glut of affordable solar panels. Innovation assisted makers make for a longer period wind-turbine blades, generating devices ready to generate significantly far more ability at a reduced expense.

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23:32

Twin suicide attack kills two as Haftar closes in on besieged Derna "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Fighting intensifies in last remaining eastern city out of the LNA's control with around 150,000 residents caught in the crossfire

23:30

Trump Was Outfoxed in Singapore "IndyWatch Feed War"

It sure looks as if President Trump was hoodwinked in Singapore.

Trump made a huge concession the suspension of military exercises with South Korea. Thats on top of the broader concession of the summit meeting itself, security guarantees he gave North Korea and the legitimacy that the summit provides his counterpart, Kim Jong-un.

Within North Korea, the very special bond that Trump claimed to have formed with Kim will be portrayed this way: Kim forced the American president, through his nuclear and missile tests, to accept North Korea as a nuclear equal, to provide security guarantees to North Korea, and to cancel war games with South Korea that the North has protested for decades.

President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea on Sentosa Island in Singapore on Tuesday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

By  Nicholas Kristof
The New York Times
June 12, 2018

In exchange for these concessions, Trump seems to have won astonishingly little. In a joint statement, Kim merely reaffirmed the same commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula that North Korea has repeatedly made since 1992.

They were willing to de-nuke, Trump crowed at his news conference after his meetings with Kim. Trump seemed to believe he had achieved some remarkable agreement, but the concessions were all his own.

The most remarkable aspect of the joint statement was what it didnt contain. There was nothing about North Korea freezing plutonium and uranium programs, nothing about destroying intercontinental ballistic missiles, nothing about allowing inspectors to return to nuclear sites, nothing about North Korea making a full declaration of its nuclear program, nothing about a timetable, nothing about verification, not even any clear pledge to permanently halt testing of nuclear weapons or long-range missiles....

23:30

Basking on the Brink "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

An "unholy" river in India may be the last, best hope for one of the world's largest and most imperiled crocodilians

23:30

Understanding Trump "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From The Atlantic

Trumpian chaos is, in fact, undergirded by a comprehensible worldview, a number of experts have insisted. The Brookings Institution scholar (and frequent Atlanticcontributor) Thomas Wright argued in a January 2016 essay that Trumps views are both discernible and explicable. Wright, who published his analysis at a time when most everyone in the foreign-policy establishment considered Trumps candidacy to be a farce, wrote that Trump loathes the liberal international order and would work against it as president; he wrote that Trump also dislikes Americas military alliances, and would work against them; he argued that Trump believes in his bones that the global economy is unfair to the U.S.; and, finally, he wrote that Trump has an innate sympathy for authoritarian strongmen.

23:29

28 New Free 5th Grade Math Worksheets Images "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

christmas 5th grade math worksheets worksheets for all grade 6 division of decimals worksheets free & printable free printable first grade worksheets free worksheets kids maths free math worksheets for 5th grade math word problems 4th grade worksheets for all free giveaways on this page...

23:29

Agreement Reached Between North Korea And United States, Meaning? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Perhaps you watched the forced smiles on the faces of President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as they exchanged words with Kim Yong-chol, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, on the grounds of the White House. Or perhaps you observed how Trump first told the press that he had read the personal letter delivered to him from Kim Jong-un, and then stated a few hours later that he had not even looked at the letter. If you felt sick to your stomach, it is not because of the omelet that you eat for lunch. There is something so grotesque going on in Washington D.C. today that it rivals the institutional decay under Louis XVI or Nicholas II.  Maybe you had solace in the suggestions that Trump might win a Nobel Peace Prize, or you read the editorials suggesting direct parallel between his daring actions and Ronald Reagan reaching out to Mikhail Gorbachev.

23:29

Nunes June 12 Deadline, or Contempt , 2277 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Nunes June 12 Deadline, or Contempt , 2277 Synopsis: House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes has imposed another deadline of tomorrow on the DOJ and FBI to produce long-sought documents or he will charge top officials with contempt of Congress. [insert] Just as we have said for months, Congress has to have the power that Contempt implies and it does jail and/or impeachment. According to an OpEd in the Dec. 4, 2007 edition of nothing less than the New York Times: Congress Has a Way of Making Witnesses Speak: Its Own Jail. In 1821, the Supreme Court upheld Congresss right to hold people in contempt and imprison them. Without this power, the court ruled, Congress would be exposed to every indignity and interruption, that rudeness, caprice, or even conspiracy, may mediate against it. Later, in a 1927 case arising from the Teapot Dome scandal, the court upheld the Senates arrest of the brother of a former attorney general carried out in Ohio by the deputy sergeant at arms for ignoring a subpoena to testify. So crunch time has finally arrived. The DOJ Inspector Generals report is expected on Thursday. Those accused have had it for several weeks so that the accused can try to persuade the IG to modify the charges against them. Interestingly, there have been very few leaks of this report. To me, that means that most of the upcoming news is bad news for the deep state globalists. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndic...

23:28

Flash floods hit Guadalajara, leaving some areas under 4 m (13 feet) of water, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Heavy rain associated with Tropical Cyclone "Bud" hit Guadalajara, Mexico on June 10, 2018, producing severe flash floods in several parts of the city, including the light rain system where 40 people had to be rescued. As reported by Mexico News Daily,...... Read more

In a country long wary of nuclear, an Indonesian chases the thorium dream "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

JAKARTA In 2013, Bob Effendi was at a turning point. He wanted to leave the oil company he was working for. He had growing concerns about climate change and regretted the role his industry was playing in it. I had internal conflicts with my boss and my conscience, he recounts. Effendi, an engineer by training, quit and gave himself one year to study renewable energy. He attended seminars around the world, hoping to learn how to power a cleaner future with wind, solar, hydro and geothermal resources. Instead, he became a proponent of nuclear energy. But not just any nuclear energy. The ideas of a group of researchers spearheaded by a former NASA engineer named Kirk Sorensen had caught his attention. In the early 2000s, Sorensen had begun trying to revive interest in an alternative type of reactor, one that uses the element thorium instead of uranium to start the nuclear reaction, and liquid fuel instead of solid rods to sustain it. The technology was decades old, but never brought to commercial maturity. Sorensen came to believe it could make the next generation of nuclear power plants much safer and easier to manage, and provide the world with an abundance of clean, cheap and safe energy. To Effendi, it sounded too good to be true. But the more he studied the technology, he says, the more he became convinced it could solve the energy problems of his home country, Indonesia. The worlds fourth-most populous nation, home to some 260

Putin and Xi top the G6+1 (Pepe Escobar ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

12/06/2018 - All hell broke loose at the G6+1, aka G7, while the China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) aimed at global integration and a peaceful multipolar order Summits in contrast, by Liu Rui/Global ...

23:25

Dueos de Soriana e Interceramic, los anayistas beneficiados por Pea Nieto "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

A travs de videos, Pedro Luis Martn Bringas y Vctor Almeida Garca, dueos de Soriana e Interceramic, respectivamente, se pronunciaron a favor del panista Ricardo Anaya. Ellos y/o sus socios, han sido especialmente beneficiados por el gobierno de Enrique Pea Nieto.   Por Emmanuel Ameth Regeneracin, 12 de junio de 2018.- Pese a que mediante []

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23:24

Tariq Ramadan: Too Devilishly Attractive For His Own Good "IndyWatch Feed War"

The lawyers for Tariq Ramadan, the towering intellect and foremost Islamic scholar, recently won a lone victory: the judges considering the accusations against him by the woman known as Marie, whose real name is Mounia Barrouj. On June 5, the French judges handling Ramadans case dismissed the charges made by Marie. As I wrote at []

23:21

'She's a woman ... you know, a female': Rep. Kevin Cramer explains Sen. Heidi Heitkamp "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It's primary day in North Dakota and one Republican candidate is making some unusual comments about the incumbent Democrat's gender.

23:19

Fiona Barnett: Australias Satanic Pedophile Network "IndyWatch Feed War"

Satanic Pedophilia Network Exposed in Australia (Just like in the USA)

Australian woman Fiona Barnett showed a ton of courage in going public at a Sydney press conference in October 2015 and naming names. Fiona, a former victim of Satanic ritual abuse and part of an international VIP pedophile ring, not only exposed the existence of the Satanic pedophilia network and its international child trafficking ring, but actually named 3 former Australian Prime Ministers and 1 former US President as perpetrators. She reveals that this network, composed of famous actors, celebrities, judges, politicians and other high-flyers, has infiltrated all the key organizations and institutions in Australia just as it has in the US and Britain.

See video, read full full article.

See Especially:

Robert Steele: Overview on Pedophilia (Pedopredation) for the London Hearings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse

ITNJ Judicial Commission of Inquiry London Hearings

Review: Trance: Formation of America

See Also:

Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption

Donald Trump: January 2018 Is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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23:19

Norway to invite more U.S. Marines, for longer and closer to Russia "IndyWatch Feed War"

Norway will ask the United States to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed in the country in a move that could raise tensions with its eastern neighbor Russia.

The government in Oslo has grown increasingly concerned about Russia following its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Some 330 U.S. Marines were scheduled to leave Norway at the end of this year after an initial contingent arrived in January 2017 to train for fighting in winter conditions. They are the first foreign troops to be stationed in Norway, a member of NATO, since World War Two.

The initial decision to welcome the Marines irked Russia and Moscow said it would worsen bilateral relations and escalate tensions on NATOs northern flank.

Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide told reporters the decision did not constitute the establishment of a permanent U.S. base in Norway and was not targeted at Russia.

U.S. Marines on winter training northern Norway in 2016. Photo: Forsvaret

There are no American bases on Norwegian soil, she said, adding the decision had broad parliamentary support.

Oslo will ask Washington to send 700 Marines from 2019, compared with 330 presently. The additional numbers will be based closer to the border with Russia in the Inner Troms region in the Norwegian Arctic, rather than in central Norway.

The rotation of forces will last for a five-year period compared with an initial posting that ran for six months from the start of 2017, and then was extended last June.

In addition the U.S. want to build infrastructure that could accommodate up to four U.S. fighter jets at a base 65 km (40 miles) south of Oslo, as part of a European deterrence initiative launched after Russias annexation of Crimea in 2014.

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Marines rehearse various infantry maneuvers in preparation for the tactical phase of arctic-weather training in Norway, Feb. 13, 2016. (Cpl. Immanuel Johnson/Released)

Norway said...

23:18

Lets Continue Progress Toward Peace in Korea "IndyWatch Feed War"

By David Swanson, June 12, 2018.

Less than a year ago, President Donald Trump was threatening North Korea with fire and fury.

Today such threats are completely absent from his remarks and tweets.

Today Trump said, We will be stopping the war games . . . I think its very provocative. This move has been a central proposal in the Peoples Peace Treaty and other petitions and actions that Korean and American and global peace activists have advanced and precisely for the reason that practice bombing flights are extremely provocative. It was their suspension during the Olympic truce that advanced peace, and their resumption more recently that together with threatening comments from the likes of John Bolton impeded progress and temporarily canceled the just-held summit.

But we should not forget the earlier necessary focus on halting the verbal threats coming from Trump himself. That we have moved away from those is the big news.

Yes its embarrassing and annoying to watch Trump brag and praise himself falsely and present a false history of the world and of his own recent actions, all of which he did in Singapore following the screening of a ridiculous propaganda video that his team had produced and shown to the North Koreans as well as to the press. But these things are not more embarrassing or annoying than watching humanity actually end in fire and fury.

The important thing to notice about Tuesdays Singapore press conference is that every question from the U.S. media pushed for g...

23:18

Mass shootings and psychiatric drugs: the connection "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Mass shootings and psychiatric drugs: the connection

by Jon Rappoport

June 12, 2018

Ive been tracking the connection since 1999, when I wrote a long white paper, for the Truth Seeker Foundation, on school shootings and psychiatric drugs. The paper was titled: Why Do They Do It? School shootings Across America.

The drugs arent the only causative factor, but they produce what I call the Johnny Appleseed effect throughout society. Sprinkle enough of the drugs among enough people and you get otherwise unexplainable violence popping upin schools, in workplaces. The psychiatric plague eats out the country from the inside.

Here are excerpts from my 1999 report

The massacre at Columbine High School took place on April 20, 1999. Astonishingly, for eight days after the tragedy, during thousands of hours of prime-time television coverage, virtually no one mentioned the word drugs. Then the issue was opened. Eric Harris, one of the shooters at Columbine, was on at least one drug.

The NY Times of April 29, 1999, and other papers reported that Harris was rejected from enlisting in the Marines for medical reasons. A friend of the family told the Times that Harris was being treated by a psychiatrist. And then several sources told the Washington Post that the drug prescribed as treatment was Luvox, manufactured by Solvay.

In two more days, the drug-issue was gone.

Luvox is of the same class as Prozac and Zoloft and Paxil. They are labeled SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). They attempt to alleviate depression by changing brain-levels of the natural substance serotonin. Luvox has a slightly different chemical configuration from Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft, and it was approved by the FDA for obsessive-compulsive disorder, although many doctors apparently prescribe it for depression.

Prozac is the wildly popular Eli Lilly antidepressant which has been linked to suicidal and homicidal actions. It is now given to young children. Again, its chemical composition is very close to Luvox, the drug that Harris took.

Dr. Peter Breggin, the eminent psychiatrist and author (Toxic Psychiatry, Talking Back to Prozac, Talking Back to Ritalin), told me, With Luvox there is some evidence of a four-percent rate for mania in adolescents. Mania, for certain individuals, could be a component in grandiose plans to destroy large numbers of other people. Mania can go over the hill to psychosis.

Dr. Joseph Tarantolo is a psychiatrist in private practice in Washington DC. He is the president of the Washington chapter of the American Society of Psychoan...

23:18

DiGenova & Toensing Rip Gowdy & Ryan, 2276 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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23:18

Dirty Cop Rosenstein Wont Allow Grassley to Interview Agent Pientka Who Knows DOJ Likely Altered Mike Flynns Testimony "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As TGP previously reported in February, according to Mike Cernovich, McCabe altered far left FBI investigator Peter Strzoks 302 notes on his interview with General Michael Flynn.

And then McCabe destroyed the evidence.

Now Senate investigators suspect McCabe altered his 302 notes on General Flynn and have referred the matter to Inspector General Horowitz.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is the one who pressured the FBI and DOJ to turn over the 302 notes on General Flynns investigation.

In Friday May 11, 2018, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein  stating Comey testified the FBI didnt think General Flynn lied. Grassley also revealed Joe Pientka was the second FBI agent who joined Peter Strzok on January 24th, 2017 in an ambush style interview to take down General Flynn.

Rosenstein refused to give the Senate Judiciary Committee the requested documents. Instead, Rosenstein provided insufficient documents prompting Grassley to send a second scathing letter to the Deputy AG.

It appears Senate investigators have finally received the 302 notes or evidence confirming Cernovichs February scoop that the FBI summary on Flynns interview was altered by McCabe.

23:18

Mother Of Slain Medic Goes To Border Fence, Vows Her Daughters Mission Will Not End "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Yesterday paramedics staged a march along the eastern borders of Gaza with the family of the medic shot dead last week, Razan al-Najjar. The 21-year old paramedic was killed when Israeli troops opened live fire on tens of protesters near the fence east of Khan Younis. Al-Najjar was attending to wounded protesters. Her mother Sabreen explained why she was attending the demonstration, below. For me, coming here is more powerful than words. I came to complete my daughters mission. We will continue working tirelessly until the whole world gets our message.

23:14

HART: Homeland Security's massive new biometric database that you know very little about "IndyWatch Feed World"

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic data on citizens and foreigners in the United States. The agency's new Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will include multiple forms of biometrics-from face recognition to DNA, data from questionable sources, and highly personal data on innocent people. It will be shared with federal agencies outside of DHS as well as state and local law enforcement and foreign governments. And yet, we still know very little about it. The records DHS plans to include in HART will chill and deter people from exercising their First Amendment protected rights to speak, assemble, and associate. Data like face recognition makes it possible to identify and track people in real time, including at lawful political protests and other gatherings. Other data DHS is planning to collect-including information about people's "relationship patterns" and from officer "encounters" with the public-can be used to identify political affiliations, religious activities, and familial and friendly relationships. These data points are also frequently colored by conjecture and bias. In late May, EFF filed comments criticizing DHS's plans to collect, store, and share biometric and biographic records it receives from external agencies and to exempt this information from the federal Privacy Act. These newly-designated "External Biometric Records" (EBRs) will be integral to DHS's bigger plans to build out HART. As we told the agency in our comments, DHS must do more to minimize the threats to privacy and civil liberties posed by this vast new trove of highly sensitive personal data.

23:14

DIY Hormone Balancing Bath Melts "IndyWatch Feed World"

I stumbled upon this the other day when I was looking for something on YouTube and just knew many of you would LOVE it. RELATED STORY: 9 Proven Ways to Fix The Hormones That Control Your Weight As we get older, our hormones change. However, that doesnt mean you have to run to the doctor to []

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23:12

Buhari apologies to Abiolas family over June 12 annulment "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday apologised to the family of the late Chief Moshood Abiola for the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election which he won. Buhari said his decision to revisit the annulled election was not an attempt to open an old wound but to put right what has wrongly been done. []

The post Buhari apologies to Abiolas family over June 12 annulment appeared first on Newtelegraph.

23:10

Sovereign Money Referendum: A Swiss Awakening to Fractional-Reserve Banking? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Sovereign Money Referendum: A Swiss Awakening to Fractional-Reserve Banking? by Ronan Manly Bullion Star On Sunday 10 June 2018, Switzerlands electorate voted on a referendum calling for the countrys commercial banks to be banned from creating money. In a...

The post Sovereign Money Referendum: A Swiss Awakening to Fractional-Reserve Banking? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

23:10

Eye-Opening Infographic Reveals the Extent of Plastic Pollution in the Ocean "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

When you visit your local coffee shop in the morning and leave with a tall, iced latte, do you consider how the cup youre using affects the environment, your own health, and even future generations? If so, you probably wouldnt order the drink in the first place. Or, at the very least, youd bring your own cup to reduce waste. The reason we say this is because plastic pollution is devastating the environment.

As the infographic (below) reveals, plastic pollution first became a known issue in 1997, when Charles Moore reported the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). Though there are now several garbage patches in the oceans, the GPGP is still the largest. In fact, its estimated to be 2x the size of Texas!

Less than a decade after Moore made his discovery, plastics were being found on the floor of seabeds. And five years ago, microplastics became universally widespread marine pollutants. Today, plastic pollution abounds. And, its only continuing to increase.

One of the reasons why is that the majority of consumers on our planet do not understand the consequences of relying on plastic. Sure, it might be convenient to use plastic bags at the supermarket or toss a styrofoam container in the trash, but the simple decisions will affect wildlife and humans for generations to come. Furthermore, pollution is exacerbating climate change, which may one day make our planet uninhabitable.

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23:09

Trump says he will stop war games with S. Korea "IndyWatch Feed War"

The US will stop holding joint military exercises on the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump said Tuesday, making a major concession to North Korea after his summit with Kim Jong Un.

YONHAP/AFP/File | A US Air Force F-22 Raptor lands at Gwangju Air Base in South Korea during the Max Thunder drills in May

Washington and Seoul are security allies, with 28,500 US troops stationed in the South to defend it from its neighbour which invaded in 1950.

They hold joint military exercises every year that infuriate Pyongyang, which has long demanded an end to the drills and often responds with actions of its own, ratcheting up tensions.

North Korea in May cancelled talks with Seoul over Max Thunder joint military air exercises between the US and the South. They were a rude and wicked provocation, it complained.

We will be stopping the war games which will save us a tremendous amount of money, Trump told reporters.

I think its very provocative, he said echoing Pyongyangs traditional line.

Under the circumstances we are negotiating a complete deal, he added. It is inappropriate to have war games. Number one, we save money. A lot. Number two, it is really something they very much appreciated.

Trump did not indicate whether the North would make any concessions in return for stopping the exercises.

The move, if fulfilled, would appear to be effectively an implementation of the freeze for freeze proposal promoted by China, under which the North would stop nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a halt to the exercises.

Kim has previously declared a moratorium on testing, saying the development of his nuclear arsenal is complete.

Trump also said he wanted to withdraw the US troops stationed in the South, something he promised on the campaign trail, saying: Id like to be able to bring them back home.

The issue was not part of the equation right now, he said, but at some point I hope it will be.

Trumps declarations are likely to alarm conservatives in South Korea, who have appealed to him not to put its security at risk.

A presidential spokesman, in a cautious response, said Seoul needed to understand the exact meaning and intention of Trumps remarks.

But various ways to encourage dialogue on denuclearisation should be seriously considered, the spokesman said.

US Forces Korea said it...

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