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Saturday, 04 August


Dog Friends Have Spent 128 Days In Shelter Because They Refuse To Be Adopted Alone "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Sunny and Georgia have been best friends ever since they were just tiny puppies. The adorable pair lived together with the same family for their entire lives until one day, their family was no longer able to care for them, and unfortunately had to give them up. The sisters were surrendered to the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) in March, and as soon as they arrived, they made it very clear that they absolutely refused to be separated

Credit: Arizona Humane Society

Sunny and Georgia could not be more different if they tried. While 7-year-old Sunny, an American Staffordshire terrier, is incredibly adventurous and always excited to greet any new people who cross her path, 8-year-old Georgia, a Chihuahua, is much more cautious and reserved, and tends to follow behind her sister, letting her take the lead in most situations. Despite their differences, the pair could not love each other more, and get incredibly upset any time theyre apart. 

Credit: Arizona Humane Society

The connection between them is uncanny and was noticed right away by AHS staff when Georgia and Sunny were separated into two different yards during play time one day, Kelsey Dickerson, media relations specialist with AHS, told The Dodo. While in separate yards, the typically braver Sunny started to shake until she saw her sister in the opposite grass area and ran over to the fence, put her paws up and whined for her. Similarly, little Georgia did not start to warm up until she was reunited with her sister. 

After being taken away from the only home theyd ever known, Sunny and Georgia seemed to grow even closer, and now rely on each other for comfort and stability. Theyre never happier than when theyre together, and love spending their days chasing each other outside and then cuddling up together for some downtime. 


Pit Bull Brothers Left At Shelter Cry Whenever They're Apart "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Country and Zeus are two 6-month-old pit bull brothers who were happily living together with their loving family in Virginia until their owner suddenly had to move, and couldnt take the dogs to the new house. Instead, they were surrendered to the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke Counties on July 12, where theyve been ever since. 

The dogs are incredibly friendly and love everyone they meet, but most of all they love each other, and all they want is to find a new home where they can be together. 

Credit: SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, & Clarke Counties

They are very sweet, Lavenda Denney, executive director of the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke Counties, told The Dodo. They give kisses and are very expressive. When you walk to their kennels they quit barking and tilt their heads to the side to check you out. Big happy puppies. 

Country and Zeus are handling shelter life fairly well due to their sweet and goofy personalities, and they rarely have any problems unless someone tries to separate them. As soon as the brothers are apart, even if it's just for a little while, they whine and cry endlessly until theyre finally reunited. They love each other so much, and theyre not afraid to let everyone know it.

Credit: Danniel Martinez

They prefer to be with each other at all times, Denney said. They sleep together in the same bed even when offered separate beds. They look for each other even when walking together on separate leashes.

After losing their home and their family, Country and Zeus refuse to lose each other, and will need to be adopted out together. The pit bull brothers have great temperaments and lots of energy, and they love everyone they meet; they just need a family who is willing to take a chance on both of them.


Guy Passes Bucket Of Garbage And Notices Something Moving Inside "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A man was walking out by the dumpsters at his workplace in Indiana when he noticed a bucket full of garbage sitting next to one of the dumpsters and something was moving inside of it. He took a closer look, and realized it was a corn snake, who had been thrown away like trash. 

Credit: Avery Cook

While corn snakes are common pets, in the wild they're native to the southeastern U.S., which means the snake would struggle to survive on her own in the colder Indiana climate. The man then noticed another corn snake nearby who had already passed away, and thats when he knew that he had to take her with him. 

The man took the snake and transferred her into the care of his son and his sons girlfriend, Avery Cook, who both have experience caring for reptiles. As soon as they saw her and heard her rescue story, they immediately agreed to take her in. 

Credit: Avery Cook

There is a lot of misinformation given out about how to care for snakes properly and a lot of people adopt snakes thinking they are an easy pet, Cook told The Dodo. We didnt want her to fall into the hands of someone who wouldnt take care of her properly. 

When the snake, now named Kairi, first arrived at her new parents home, she was underweight but otherwise fairly healthy, and Cook and her boyfriend were amazed at how sweet she was despite everything shed been through. 

Credit: Avery Cook

Even going through all the stress of being dumped and then handled by new people, she never bit or got defensive, Cook said. Kairi...


New tea plant discoveries in Vietnam highlight vitality of protected areas "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

HO CHI MINH CITY Two new Camellia species, a type of tea plant common to East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, have been discovered in a protected area in central Vietnam. The species, named Camellia vuquangensis and Camellia hatinhensis, bring the total number of Camellia species found in Vietnam to 75, according to the Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy. The country is a major center of diversity for the genus, along with China. Of the new discoveries, C. vuquangensis reaches a height of up to 4 meters (13 feet), while C. hatinhensis grows to 6 meters (20 feet). Such finds are not unheard of here, according Josh Kempinski, Fauna & Flora Internationals (FFI) country director for Vietnam. It happens more commonly in Vietnam than in many other countries in the region, he said in an interview. Theres been a lot of major discoveries in Vietnam in the last 15 or 20 years, both in terms of animals and plants. Two particularly diverse regions are the Truong Son Mountain Range, also known as the Annamite Range, and where the new species were found, which straddles the border with Laos; and the rugged, remote limestone mountains of the countrys far north. They are two absolute global hotspots, Kempinski said. In terms of reptiles and amphibians, things are being discovered all the time and dont necessarily make it to the media. One quite interesting recent discovery was a new oak species (Quercus trungkhanhensis) from Cao Bang province. Thats a pretty


Socialism Will Be Free, or It Will Not Be at All "IndyWatch Feed War"

An Intro to Libertarian Socialism.

Originally published by Black Rose Anarchist Federation. Written by Arthur Pye.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.


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Socialism is officially a buzzword again. According to a recent poll, 44% of U.S. millennials prefer socialism to capitalism, and even mainstream Democrats are starting to...


Freedom boat headed for Gaza is expected to be intercepted today "IndyWatch Feed War"

On Sunday July 29, a group of masked, armed Israeli soldiers forced their way onto the Norwegian-flagged Al Awda vessel in international waters in violation of law. Participants, including the crew, as well as four journalists, were arrested on the open seas and forced into port at Ashdod.

They slammed Herman the captains head against the wall again and again while threatening to take him to the ships belly and finish him off when no one is watching, Yonatan Shapiro wrote in his scathing account of the event. A fist in the face of Arne Birge the old mechanic. And the finest tradition: Electric shocks.

At this point all of the Al Awda participants have been released and deported. Some face criminal charges. The Israeli authorities confiscated all of the medical supplies the boat was transporting to Gaza as well as all of the passengers phones, personal belongings, and equipment.

Another violent and unlawful interception will likely to happen within hours. The second boat in this summers Freedom Flotilla, the Freedomsailing under Swedish flagsis at the moment of this writing (11:00 am EST) 56 nautical miles off the coast of Gaza, and is likely to be intercepted within hours.

The Freedom is transporting several international activists, independent journalists, and boxes of desperately-needed medical supplies. According to Ann Wright, a retired US Army colonel and a key leader in the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, 13,000 Euros worth of sterilized sutures, gauze, and other medical donations was divided between the two boats.

They are just a drop in the bucket, compared to the need, she says, but it is a symbolic act that we acknowledge what difficult times the Gaza medical system is under.

Living conditions in Gaza have become so dire that on Monday of this week 70 US legislators sent a letter to the Trump administration urging them to immediately take action to alleviate the growing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip.

In Gaza, they write, more than 50 percent of the children live beneath the poverty level, living on $1.74 US dollars per day. A report from the UN noted that 95 percent of tap water is not safe to drink, and last year warned that the Gaza Strip could become unlivable well before 2020.

The letter also advocates that the US government should also push our partners to ease the blockade on the movement of goods, equipment and people in and out of the territory, especially for materials and supplies related to c...


Obstruction of justice bombshell will explode before midterms "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It is political suicide for Republicans when the president escalates his attacks against the free press to such extreme levels that even his daughter distances herself from these attacks. His attacks against Mueller have reached such extreme levels that he puts the fear of God into Republicans running in 2018.


US Military Aid To Israel Set To Exceed $3.8B, or $23,000 Per Year For Every Jewish Family Living In Israel "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The massive funding for Israels military is the result of the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding on security assistance between the Israeli and U.S. governments, which called for annual funding of $3.8 billion or $23,000 per year for every Jewish family living in Israel for the next 10 years. WASHINGTON  In an event []

The post US Military Aid To Israel Set To Exceed $3.8B, or $23,000 Per Year For Every Jewish Family Living In Israel appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.


Intuitive Musical Books Accompany Alzheimers Patients Memories "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If you have a loved one with Alzheimers, you know how difficult it can be to hold a conversation with them that doesnt constantly go in circles. A good way to keep them focused is to use conversation pieces like pictures and familiar objects from their past. Something particularly poignant might uncork a flood of memories.

Adding familiar music to these images can be doubly beneficial. [Annelle] found this out when she showed her mother a musical childrens book that plays nursery rhymes. Her mothers face lit up with joy when she heard those well-known tunes, and her reaction inspired [Annelle] to explore the idea.  After a fruitless search for more mature musical books, [Annelle] and her husband [Mike] got to work making their own using hymns, spirituals, and pictures from [Annelle]s travels with her mother.

Alzheimers is a pretty tough test for intuitive interfaces. Because of this, [Annelle] and [Mike] designed around the constraints of buttons and switches. Instead, the book uses light-dependent resistors mounted inside the back cover, and an increasing number of holes in each page. These photo cells are all wired to an Adafruit sound board, which figures out the active page based on the input voltage and plays the corresponding song.

Tilt switches inside the 3D-printed enclosure negate the need for a power button. The book is turned off when lying flat on a table, but its ready to rock in any other position. Turn past the break for an overview video and another that covers the page detection scheme.

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Cultural & Permanent Revolution in Iranian Revolutionary Shiism "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog Trotsky was and, in as much as he lives in his writings, remains the foremost strategist of world socialist revolution. Hence the indissoluble


They Work To Manufacture Consent Because They Need It. So Dont Give It To Them. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Plutocrat-owned news media outlets lie constantly. When I say this I dont mean that everything they say is false; many of the events reported by mass media are for the most part factual. Whenever its convenient for the loose alliance of western plutocrats, the political establishment those plutocrats own and operate, and the secretive government []

The post They Work To Manufacture Consent Because They Need It. So Dont Give It To Them. appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.


BC Court Rules Salmon Farms Over Territorial Rights of First Nations "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

August 2nd, 2018 [Vancouver, BC]  Today Justice Maisonville ruled that only Alexandra Morton can continue sampling close to salmon farms, but only in a boat that is 2.6m long, which is a vessel so tiny it is unsafe to operate in the marine waters of the BC coast.

As a result, Marine Harvest lost their bid to keep Morton away from their farms, but in a shocking omission the judge failed to recognize the rights of First Nations. I am really disturbed by the failure of the court to explicitly recognize the rights of First Nations, says Morton who is adopted by two local Nations, I will use the rights I have been granted to sample on behalf of the nations who are fighting so hard to save wild salmon from salmon farms.  This decision pertains only to the injunction, the judge left the larger decision on the rights of First Nations for the actual hearing.

In her affidavit, Alexandra Morton, a scientist and advocate for wild salmon, stated that Marine Harvest does not share adequate information on the infectious health status of the salmon in their farms and so it in the public interest to allow scientists access to the water immediately outside the farms. The Province of BC issues a Licence of Occupation for each farm, but these tenures do not grant exclusive occupancy, and only apply to the seafloor, not the water. The right to unrestricted movement of boats on the ocean extends back 500 years to the Magna Carta.



Anyone got any ghost repellent? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Im worried, if this is true: Fed Up With Mortal Men, Women Are Having Sex with Ghosts. Im concerned because I live only a short distance from a cemetery, and even if I didnt, it might give my wife reason to think she could improve her sex life by translating me to a different realm.

Its got multiple testimonials from real women! Also, Elayne Riggs told me about it, so it must be true.

a woman named Amethyst Realm appeared on the British daytime television show This Morning, claiming that she began having sex with ghosts in her home and has not had since with a human being since. Her first erotic encounter with a ghost occurred 10 years ago, while she was still in a relationship with her mortal fianc. As can occur with affairs, Realm was caught mid-coitus when her husband-to-be returned early one day from a trip away. He saw the shape of a man through the spare room window, she explained.

Betrayed, Realms fianc broke up with her, and she and the ghost then decided to fuck everywhere in the house: Once my fianc had left, [we had sex] everywhere, [but] always within the building, she said. That particular ghost romance lasted for a time, until the entity started to appear less, and Realm ended the inter-dimensional affair.

After that, Realm began to have regular sex with a variety of ghosts, each as distinct in style and feel than any human mate might be. Ive got no interest in men now, she proclaimed.

Now Im reassured, though. Shes lying. Theres now way sex with ghosts could be better than sex with real men. After all, ghosts would be kind of gauzy and nebulous, weak and barely perceptible. The strongest kind of interaction theyd be able to have is delicate little butterfly kisses, soft ephemeral strokes along the skin like hummingbird down, quiet, barely audible whispers in her ears, and a bit of moaning Ill admit, theyre probably really good at moaning and no one would enjoy any of that.

Just in case, though, I might want to stock up on bottles of Ghost-Be-Gone.


Another Expansion of Copyright "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:

The House of Representatives has combined the largely good Music Modernization Act with the CLASSICS Act, which would add new royalties and penalties to recordings made before 1972, without giving anything back to the public. That same mistake was replicated in the Senate with S. 2823.

The CLASSICS Act would extend federal copyright restrictions and penalties to sound recordings made between 1923 and 1972, making it so that songs recorded in that era would, for the first time, not be able to be streamed online without a license. Currently, various state laws govern this relationship, and those laws don't give record labels control over streaming.

The CLASSICS Act gives nothing back to the public. It doesn't increase access to pre-1972 recordings, which are already played regularly on Internet radio. And it doesn't let the public use these recordings without permission any sooner. While some recording artists and their heirs will receive money under the act, the main beneficiaries will be recording companies, who will control the use of classic recordings for another fifty years. Important recordings from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s won't enter the public domain until 2067. And users of recordings that are already over 90 years old will face the risk of federal copyright's massive, unpredictable penalties.

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Fake president, fake news and enemy of the people "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Theres no doubt that US media has dug itself into a big credibility hole. They have records of inaccuracies and bias, with major media like CNN and Fox News clearly promoting leaning heavily in different political directions. And they are in large part responsible for the Trump phenomenon, But equally responsible for the Trump phenomenon []


Months-Long Media Speculation About John Kellys Departure Falls Flat "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

White House sources told the Wall Street Journal that President Trump asked Chief of Staff John Kelly to stay in the position on Tuesday. The news came as a shock to many in the Beltway who viewed their relationship as often strained.

Journalists have long speculated that Kelly would be leaving the White House, and many expected his resignation or firing to come sometime this summer. Kelly has often looked exasperated while Trump is speaking, leading many in the press to insist he was frustrated with the presidents off the cuff remarks.

At a press conference in October, Kelly silenced the rumors that he was quitting and stated that the media had confused for irritated expressions times when he was merely deep in thought.

However, the rumors continued beyond the fall of 2017, regaining traction in early 2018. The narrative shaped quickly. Kelly is a retired four-star general who prizes structure and order. Trump is erratic and bizarre, prone to make impulse decisions. The two mixed like oil and water, says the narrative.

Given the already volatile White House, most media suggested that Kelly might be the next departure out the administrations revolving door. His exit was just a matter of time, and whispers from unnamed sources filled news reports. Kelly is trying to control Trump. Ivanka is searching for new blood to take Kellys spot.

Trump cant force Kelly out through his usual bully tactics because Kelly is absolutely miserable and wants to leave anyways.


Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Proverbs 4 24 Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Flexible Loudspeaker Made of Nanowires Will Stick to Your Skin and Play Music "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers in South Korea made a tiny loudspeaker, and then used it to play a violin concerto

A variety of nanomaterials have been used over the years in loudspeakers and microphones. Nanoparticles have replaced permanent magnets in loudspeakers and a thin-film of carbon nanotubes has done pretty much the same. And, of course, someone tried to use graphene to reproduce sound for microphones. 

Now researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea have made a nanomembrane out of silver nanowires to serve as flexible loudspeakers, or microphones. The researchers even went so far as to demonstrate their nanomembrane by making it into a loudspeaker that could be attached to skin and used it to play the final movement of a violin concertonamely, La Campanella by Niccolo Paganini.

In research described in the journal Science Advances, the Korean researchers embedded a silver nanowire network within a polymer-based nanomembrane. The decision to use silver nanowires rather than the other types of nanomaterials that have been used in the past was based on the comparative ease of hybridizing the nanowires into the polymer.

In addition, the researchers opted for nanowires because the other materials like graphene and carbon nanotubes are not as mechanically strong at nanometer-scale thickness when in free-standing form, according to Hyunhyub Ko, an associate professor at UNIST and co-author of the research. It is this thickness that is the critical element of the material.

The biggest breakthrough of our research is the development of ultrathin, transparent, and conductive hybrid nanomembranes with nanoscale thickness, less than 100 nanometers, said Ko. These outstanding optical, electrical, and mechanical properties of nanomembranes enable the demonstration of skin-attachable and imperceptible loudspeaker and microphone.

The nanomembrane loudspeaker operates by emitting thermoacoustic sound through the oscillation of the surrounding air brought on by temperature differences. The periodic...


Brazilian Farmers Go on Hunger Strike in Support of Imprisoned Former President "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Members of peoples movements started a hunger strike for ex-president Luiz Incio Lula da Silvas freedom this Tuesday in Brazil. The demonstration will go on indefinitely and will take place in the countrys capital Braslia. Six activists will... Read More


Compromised MikroTik routers power extensive cryptojacking campaign "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A massive cryptojacking campaign that relies on compromised MikroTik routers serves users with pages injected with the Coinhive mining script. It seems that the attacker initially mainly focused on compromising devices located in Brazil but devices in other geo-locations are now being affected as well, making it likely that the attack will spread across the world. The campaing By following digital crumbs posted online by affected users and other researchers, Kenin mapped the campaign by More

The post Compromised MikroTik routers power extensive cryptojacking campaign appeared first on Help Net Security.


Israeli forces kill Palestinian demonstrator in Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"


Ahmad Yaghi, 25, was shot east of Gaza City, as Palestinians mark 19th Friday of the Great March of Return


ProPublica Honored With Society of Professional Journalists Award for Contributions to Open Government "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Society of Professional Journalists awarded ProPublica with a Sunshine Award. The honor is bestowed to individuals and organizations for their notable contributions to open government. The other honorees this year are Miami Herald capital bureau chief Mary Ellen Klas and Associated Press reporter Rachel La Corte.

ProPublica was recognized for Trump Town, the first comprehensive and searchable database of Trumps 2,724 political appointees, along with their federal lobbying and financial records. The project is the result of a year spent filing Freedom of Information Act and open-records requests, collecting staffing lists and publishing financial disclosure reports. It illuminates the degree to which President Trump has failed to drain the swamp, despite his campaign promises to address corporate lobbying and corruption in Washington.

Led by ProPublica research editor Derek Kravitz, news applications developer Al Shaw, research fellow Claire Perlman and researcher Alex Mierjeski, the Trump Town team identified at least 188 Trump political appointees who have been federal lobbyists. Many are now overseeing the industries on whose behalf they once lobbied. They also discovered ethics waivers that allow Trump staffers to work on subjects where they have financial conflicts of interest. And they found at least 278 appointees affiliated with Trumps 2016 presidential campaign, in addition to at least 144 staffers from prominent conservative think tanks, are now working in the federal government, many on efforts to undo Obama era regulations.

The organization filed more than 200 FOIA and Form 201 ethics requests to obtain the data and worked with dozens of FOIA officers, ethics attorneys and nonpartisan groups for guidance, said contest judges. It is for this level of tenacity in government reporting that ProPublica is being recognized.

ProPublica also released the data as a free download through the ProPublica Data Store and published a reporting recipe, explaining the journalistic insights and techniques that allowed the team to do the reporting and guiding other journalists in how they can use the data. The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR and Esquire, among other outlets, wrote stories using this database.

Learn more about the Sunshine Award here.


Prayer and Meditation for Saturday, August 4, 2018 Watch this man. Mighty powers are at work in him. "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Sins of the flesh contrasted with this wonderful man of the cloth.



Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest
Lectionary: 406

Reading 1 JER 26:11-16, 24

The priests and prophets said to the princes and to all the people,
This man deserves death;
he has prophesied against this city,
as you have heard with your own ears.
Jeremiah gave this answer to the princes and all the people:
It was the LORD who sent me to prophesy against this house and city
all that you have heard.
Now, therefore, reform your ways and your deeds;
listen to the voice of the LORD your God,
so that the LORD will repent of the evil with which he threatens you.
As for me, I am in your hands;
do with me what you think good and right.
But mark well: if you put me to death,
it is innocent blood you bring on yourselves,
on this city and its citizens.
For in truth it was the LORD who sent me to you,
to speak all these things for you to hear.Thereupon the princes and all the people
said to the priests and the prophets,
This man does not deserve death;
it is in the name of the LORD, our God, that he speaks to us.So Ahikam, son of Shaphan, protected Jeremiah,
so that he was not handed over to the people to be put to death.

Responsorial Psalm PS 69:15-16, 30-31, 33-34

R. (14c) Lord, in your great love, answer me.
Rescue me out of the mire; may I not sink!
may I be...


What if the US and Russia had a nuclear war? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

What if the US and Russia detonated their 4,000 nuclear warheads?


I can haz mp4? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Lets Encrypt was so ridiculously easy to install on my private web server that I wondered whether I could switch to mp4s for gifs. I mean, video snippets. I cant do those directly on, because does not support controlling where mp4 videos appear in email posts.

So lets try!

Did it work? Huh? Huh?

[Edit: It does seem to kinda work, but not in Chromium? And the snippets dont autoplay,...


Sex Neuroscientist Says Sex Differences Are Biological, Not A Social Construct "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Dr. Debra Soh is a neuroscientist and sex researcher who writes about science, sex, and gender. Soh joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss research documenting biological differences between men and women, how academia has been skewed by the media, and the biggest misconceptions about gender.

Its not to say that there isnt variation within men and women, or that some women are not more like men and some men are not more like women, but again this is biologically based and it has a lot to do with hormonal exposure, Soh said. I dont think we have to deny the science in order to promote equality between the sexes.

Listen here:


Pasajero demanda a Aeromxico por permitir que el avin despegara con mal clima "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Un pasajero del vuelo 2431 de Aeromxico demand a la aerolnea por permitir que el vuelo despegara en medio de una tormenta. Regeneracin, 3 de agosto de 2018.- Nstor Martnez, de 43 aos, profesor mexicano y residente en Chicago, Estados Unidos, uno de los pasajeros que se encontraba en el vuelo 2431 de Aeromxico que []

La entrada Pasajero demanda a Aeromxico por permitir que el avin despegara con mal clima se public primero en Regeneracin.


For Most Common Heart Surgery, St. Lukes Has Been Among the Nations Worst "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Even as the federal government prepares to cut off funding to Baylor St. Lukes Medical Centers poorly performing heart transplant program, the Houston hospital has continued to promote itself as a national leader in cardiac surgery.

But the declines at St. Lukes have not been limited to transplants, a continuing investigation by the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica has found.

In January, a leading group of surgeons rated St. Lukes as among the worst-performing hospitals in the nation for coronary artery bypass surgery, the most common open-heart operation and a key indicator of a cardiac programs overall quality.

Four months later, the hospitals most-experienced bypass surgeon retired the latest in a series of major physician departures in recent years.

Now, following news reports highlighting the plight of St. Lukes patients who died after heart transplants, family members of those who fared poorly after bypass operations are second-guessing their decision to seek care at a hospital regarded as one of the nations best for heart surgery.

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Hospital officials acknowledge the poor bypass rating but say they have improved over the past year. Others, however, say publicly available statistics give reason for concern.

They need to get better, said Dr. Ashish Jha, the director of Harvards Global Health Institute and an expert in hospital quality measures, after reviewing St. Lukes bypass outcome data...


Industrial Sector targeted in surgical spear-phishing attacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Industrial sector hit by a surgical spear-phishing campaign aimed at installing legitimate remote administration software on victims machines.

Attackers carried out a spear-phishing campaign against entities in the industrial sector, the messages disguised as commercial offers where used by attackers to deliver a legitimate remote administration software on victims systems (TeamViewer or Remote Manipulator System/Remote Utilities (RMS)).

Attackers personalized the content of each phishing email reflecting the activity of the target organization and the type of work performed by the employee to whom the email is sent.

The campaign was discovered by experts from Kaspersky Lab who speculate the attackers are financially motivated.

Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT has identified a new wave of phishing emails with malicious attachments targeting primarily companies and organizations that are, in one way or another, associated with industrial production. reads the blog post published by Kaspersky.

According to the data available, the attackers main goal is to steal money from victim organizations accounts,

Once the attackers have gained access to the victims system they will search for any purchase documents, as well as the financial and accounting software. Then the crooks look for various ways in which they can monetize their effort, for example, by spoofing the bank details used to make payments.

According to Kaspersky, there was a spike in the number of spear phishing messages in  November 2017 that targeted up to 400 industrial companies located in Russia.

industrial sector spear-phishing

The spear-phishing campaign is still ongoing, the messages purported to be invitations to tender from large industrial companies.

The quality of the phishing messages suggests the attackers have spent a sig...


White House Urges China Address Unfair Trading Practices Not Tariff Retaliation "IndyWatch Feed War"

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the press briefing at the White House, Monday, May 7, 2018, in Washington. Sanders said the White House has compete confidence in Gina Haspel, Preisdent Trump's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)AP Photo/Evan Vucci Stop unfair trading practices, stop technology theft and intellectual property theft

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responded to news of Chinas retaliatory tariffs, urging the country to instead address its unfair trading practices.

Instead of retaliating, China should address the longstanding concerns about its unfair trading practices, many of which are laid out in USTRs 301 report, Sanders told Breitbart News in a response to news of the $60 billion in Chinese retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer with President Trump

The news came Friday out of Chinas commerce ministry that the country will be imposing$60 billion in retaliatory tariffs on news that the United States plans to raise the rate for $200 billion in proposed tariffs on China, from 10 percent to 25 percent.

While previously China issued retaliatory tariffs targeting U.S. goods in areas of the U.S. where President Trump typically finds support, Fridays announcement from China did not identify which U.S. goods would be hit with the $60 billion in new retaliatory tariffs.

The Trump administration has issued temporary emergency financial support of $12 billion to help farmers hard-hit by Chinas retaliatory tariffs such as soybean farmers. The move is meant to bide time while the tariffs fight between the two nations plays out.

President Donald Trump and his administration have repeatedly called on China to stop unfair tr...


Hallmarks of Aging: Cellular Senescence "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This is part of our ongoing series of articles that discuss the Hallmarks of Aging. Published in 2013, the paper divides aging into distinct categories (hallmarks) of damage to explain how the aging process works and how it causes age-related diseases. Today, we will be looking at the hallmark of cellular senescence.

What are senescent cells?

As you age, increasing numbers of your cells enter into a state known as senescence. Senescent cells do not divide or support the tissues of which they are part; instead, they emit a range of potentially harmful chemical signals that encourage nearby healthy cells to enter the same senescent state. Their presence causes many problems: they reduce tissue repair, increase chronic inflammation, and can even eventually raise the risk of cancer and other age-related diseases.


Media watch Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

4 August 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []


El efectivo es malo "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Aunque intentan satanizar el uso del efectivo, las grandes estafas se han hecho va transparencia, dice Pedro Miguel, sobre las acusaciones contra Morena.   Por Pedro Miguel para La Jornada Regeneracin, 03 de agosto de 2018.- Una de las vertientes ms perversas de la reciente resolucin aprobada por 10 de 11 consejeros del Instituto Federal []

La entrada El efectivo es malo se public primero en Regeneracin.


General chat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.


Open Forum Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

4 August 2018 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []


Beginning BLE Experiments And Making Everything Better "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Successfully connecting things without physical wires has a profound effect on the maker brain. Machines talking to each other without any cables is as amazing today as it was a decade ago. When Bluetooth came out, it was a breakthrough since it offered a wireless way to connect cellphones to a PC. But Bluetooth is a complicated, high-bandwidth power hog, and it didnt make sense for battery-powered devices with less demanding throughput requirements to pay the energy price. Enter Bluetooth LE (BLE), with power requirements modest enough to enable a multitude of applications including low power sensor nodes and beacons.

Over the years, a number of gadgets with BLE have popped up such as the LightBlue Bean, BLE Beacons as well as quadcopters like the FlexBot that rely on BLE for communication. Android or iOS apps are the predominant method of talking to these wonderful gadgets though there are alternatives.

This is the first in a two part series on building with BLE devices. First, Ill survey some BLE devices and how to get started with BLE from the Linux command line. Later, we will go into describing the process of making a NodeJS cross-platform app that will leverage the BLE capabilities and connect it to the Internet.
Lets get started.


Health Dept Shuts Down 7-Year-Old Boys Lemonade Stand After Snitches Reported Unlicensed Lemonade "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Matt Agorist Ballston Spa, NY As 2018s summer of snitches continues, a story out of New York shows just how well the see...


Turkish lira hits record low as US sanctions kick in "IndyWatch Feed War"

Turkeys lira has fallen to a record low as US sanctions and the effects of an overly politicized monetary policy kick in. President Erdogans virtual economics may be about to hit a wall of hard truths.

Trkei, Symbolfoto: Whrung Trkische Lira (Getty Images/C. Mc Grath)

The Turkish lira fell to a rate of 5.1 against the dollar in early Friday trading, breaking the symbolic resistance threshold of 5 for the first time. The currency has lost 4 percent against the dollar over the last week and is down about 36 percent this year, according to FactSet.

The lira plummeted in late July after the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) left interest rates unchanged as inflation continued to rise, with one analyst likening buying the currency to catching a falling knife.

The sense of doom was compounded on August 1 when the US imposed selective sanctions on Turkey over the detainment of an American pastor.

Crucially, the geopolitical risks are now much higher following the decision by the US to impose sanctions on two Turkish ministers. Frankly, we do not know what level of real policy rate would compensate for this increase in risk premium, Inan Demir, an analyst at Nomura, told DW.

Read moreIs Erdogans Turkey on the edge of a crash?

The yield on the benchmark 10-year government bond was at 18.28 percent at Thursdays close, indicating a big return for those willing to risk financing Turkeys public debt.

Turkey is vulnerable to a stronger US currency because of its large dollar-denominated debt, which becomes more expensive to repay as the lira slips. Emerging economies have been struggling with a stronger dollar, but Turkey and Argentina are highly reliant on foreign often dollar-denominated funding, and so when their currencies sell off, it is more expensive to service debt.

Meanwhile, investors left the BIS...


The Buses Aren't As Empty As You Might Think "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Strong Towns member Michael Lewyn is an associate professor at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, New York. Today, we are sharing an article he wrote examining the common misconception that individual trips in small vehicles are more efficient than bus transit. It was originally published at Planetizen, and is reproduced here with permission.

One common argument against conventional public transit (and in favor of subsidizing taxicabs or some other type of transit based on small vehicles) is that because city buses are often half-empty, a transit agency could accommodate the same number of riders in a taxicab or dial-a-ride van. I am instinctively skeptical of this argument, because I know that transit agencies are usually quite willing to cut the lowest-performing routes at the first sign of economic distress.

But rather than relying solely on my instinctive prejudices, I decided to look for some actual data from bus agencies. I googled something like "bus ridership by route" and the first transit agency that came up was that of Albuquerquehardly a transit-oriented city. (According to the American Community Survey, only 2.1 percent of Albuquerque residents use public transit to get to work.) I obtained route-by-route data from ABQ Ride.

First I looked at the citys most heavily traveled local* route, the Central Avenue route (Route 66). It runs every 15 minutes for most of the day, for a total of about 65 one-way trips in each direction (or 130 per day). The same route has 1.7 million riders on weekdays, for a total of a little over 6500 riders per weekday. This means that the average one-way trip has about 50 riders (6500 130). If you substituted a dozen four-passenger taxicabs or seven seven-passenger minivans for Route 66, the city would have a lot of extra vehicles on the road, creating a lot of extra congestion.

Then I looked at a local route with roughly average ridership levels, the Wyoming Boulevard route (Route 31). The Wyoming route runs every 30-45 minutes for about 13 or 14 hours per weekday, for a total of about 45 trips (counting northbound and southbound as separate trips). This route has just over 162,000 weekday riders, or 640 per weekday, or 14 riders per one-way trip. If you assume that a taxicab accommodates four riders, the city would need three or four taxicabs to equal the buss ridership. Assuming that the taxicabs were more than one-quarter as long as the bus, they would take up more space, thus adding to road congestion. In addition, the city would have to pay four taxi drivers instead of one bus driver; it is unclear to me whether the savings from smaller vehicles would outweigh the additional labor cost.

What about the citys lowe...


Urge plan de manejo para el sargazo, afecta al ecosistema: investigadoras UNAM "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Investigadoras de la UNAM indicaron que urge un plan para controlar el sargazo, estas microalgas marinas afectan al ecosistema. Regeneracin, 3 de agosto de 2018.- En videoconferencia de medios ofrecida desde la Unidad Acadmica Sistemas Arrecifales Puerto Morelos del Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologa (ICMyL) de la UNAM, las investigadoras Brigitta Ine van []

La entrada Urge plan de manejo para el sargazo, afecta al ecosistema: investigadoras UNAM se public primero en Regeneracin.


The Great Irony: Cooler Weather in the West Means More Wildfires in the East "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It always seems a great irony to me.  During the mid to late summer when western Washington cools down, wildfires explode over the eastern slopes of the Cascades.

But it all makes sense and is explained by lightning and winds.

By  the time we get to mid-summer (after approximately July 15th), many of the "fuels" along eastern slopes of the Cascades (e.g., dry grasses, bushes, logging slash, dead trees) are dry enough to burn.

To get a fire, first one need an igniter.  Humans start some fires: from fireworks, practice shooting, cars, cook fires, failing electrical systems, thrown cigarettes, and even arson.     These fires tend to be in relatively accessible locations (e.g., roadsides) that can be controlled quickly.

Lightning fires are the other major source of ignition in our region and these fires are often in inaccessible locations and often in larger timber.

This week there was lightning over Washington and southern BC, just as western Washington went through a cool down period.

For example, the 24 hr ending 1 AM August 27th.

 More range on the 28th.
 Lots over the Cascades for the 29th.
And substantial amounts of southern BC for the 24 hours ending 1 AM on August 1.



Andrew Sullivan makes Sarah Jeongs point for her how kind! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I thought the Right was supposed to be against political correctness and excessive sensitivity? But it seems they are quite happy to wax indignant about tone when its their skin being pricked. The latest incident is that the NY Times hired Sarah Jeong, a liberal leaning writer of Korean descent who has mocked the fragile fee-fees of white people. Were supposed to set aside our concern about bigotry when a white writer uses the N-word, or when another white male writer announces that women who get an abortion deserve the death penalty, but poking fun at the privileged position of white peopleoh my god, this is unforgivable racism.

Right now on the internet you can find lots of people clutching their pearls and quoting old tweets by Jeong whole litanies of strung-together excerpts making a kind of poetry of laughter at white sensitivity. Its entertaining because these articles are making Jeongs point for her: that an awful lot of white people have achieved eminence while not actually earning it, and theyre terribly touchy about it.

Speaking of aggrieved privileged white men granted a voice far above their talent, of course Andrew Sullivan has contributed to the genre. Oh, Mr Sullivan, if only you werent quite so predictable and trite

Is the newest member of the New York Times editorial board, Sarah Jeong, a racist?

From one perspective that commonly held by people outside the confines of the political left she obviously is. A series of tweets from 2013 to 2015 reveal a vicious hatred of an entire group of people based only on their skin color. If that sounds harsh, lets review a few, shall we? White men are bullshit, is one. A succinct vent, at least. But notice shes not in any way attacking specific white men for some particular failing, just all white men for, well, existing. Or this series of ruminations: have you ever tried to figure out all the things that white people are allowed to do that arent cultural appropriation. theres literally nothing. like skiing, maybe, and also golf. white people arent even allowed to have polo. did you know that. like dont you just feel bad? why cant we give white people a break. lacrosse isnt for white people either. it must be so boring to be white. Or this: basically im just imagining waking up white every morning with a terrible existential dread that i have no culture. I cant say Im offended by this its even mildly amusing, if a little bonkers. (Has she read, say, any Shakespeare or Emily Dickinson?) But it does reveal a worldview in which white people all of them are cultural parasites and contemptibly dull.

A little more disturbing is what you might call eliminationist rhetoric language th...


Sindicato de Pemex y Romero Deschamps libran batallas legales para no transparentar recursos "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El sindicato petrolero ha interpuesto amparos para evitar difundir los montos de sueldos de Romero Deschamps y los dems integrantes   Regeneracin, 3 de agosto de 2018. Con el afn de mantener en secreto la cifra de sueldos y el monto que le otorga la empresa, el Sindicato de Trabajadores Petroleros de la Repblica Mexicana (STPRM) []

La entrada Sindicato de Pemex y Romero Deschamps libran batallas legales para no transparentar recursos se public primero en Regeneracin.


Trash Piles Up in U.S. as China Closes Door to Recycling "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: PhysOrg: For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: it has to pay to get rid of huge amounts of paper and plastic it would normally sell to China. Beijing is no longer buying, claiming the recycled materials are contaminated.


ARM's Speculation Tracking Support Lands In GCC As Part Of Spectre V1 Safeguards "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

After being available for the past few months in patch form, ARM's work on "-mtrack-speculation" to provide speculation tracking is now within the mainline GCC 9.0 compiler code-base...


Why Talking to Trump Is Such a Tricky Thing for Iran to Actually Do "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Iran(MEE Op-ed)  US President Donald Trumps offer of dialogue with Iran without preconditions which was quickly walked back by his secretary of state has put the ball in Irans court once more. Many believe this is a golden opportunity for Tehran to stroke Trumps ego and divert him from his path of confrontation by []


#AllOutPDX on August 4th: What You Need to Know "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post #AllOutPDX on August 4th: What You Need to Know appeared first on It's Going Down.

The following is an update about what you need to know regarding the #AllOutPDX mobilization in Portland from Anti-Fascist News. It it followed by a press release from Pop Mob.

On Saturday, August 4th, there will be one of the largest actions against Patriot Prayer, and their acolytes the Proud Boys, in the two years they have been terrorizing the West Coast.  Coming from Washington and areas around Portland, they have been converging on the city to hold far-right rallies with deep anti-immigrant, Islamophobic, homophobic, transphobic, and incredibly violent rallies where they have been attacking leftists.  Patriot Prayer, while using the civic nationalist rhetoric of independent Trumpism, have made themselves a vessel for white nationalist groups, including the active support and participation of groups like Identity Evropa, the Traditionalist Workers Pary, Cascadian Legion, Operation Werewolf recruits, as well as members of neo-Nazi skinhead gangs and Patriot militia groups like the Oath Keepers and 3%ers.

The last several rallies and marches from Patriot Prayer have increasingly become centered on the Proud Boys, the civic nationalist street gang that is known for its violent attacks.  On June 30th, the Proud Boys brutally attacked counter-protesters, critically hospitalizing community members, and this came after several unprovoked street attacks from various Proud Boys in the weeks before.  This Saturday they will be holding another public rally, centered on founder, and Senate candidate in Washington Joey Gibson.  This event has a vague goal of freedom and other buzzwords, but the point is to attack the left.

This action is being countered by a massive coalition.  Pop Mob, which means popular mobilization, has organized a mass coalition to march and amass on Patriot Prayer.  Rose City Antifa and other militant organizations will be having a huge direct response to Patriot Prayer, and both projects are coming together in mutual aid to shut down Patriot Prayer.

Here are the critical things that every attendee on Saturday should know.


There will be a rally at City Hall in downtown Portland made up of a number of community groups and labor unions to stand against Patriot Prayers hateful rhetoric.  This will include SEIU Local 503, the Western State Center, Portland Jobs With Justice, and others.



Youngest member of female terrorism cell jailed in Britain "IndyWatch Feed War"

The youngest member of an all-female terrorism cell in Britain was jailed for life with a minimum term of 13 years on Friday for plotting attacks in London with her sister and mother.

Safaa BoularImage copyright METROPOLITAN POLICE

The youngest woman to be convicted of plotting a terror attack on British soil has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of 13 years.

FILE PHOTO: Safaa Boular, aged 18, who has been found guilty of plotting to carry out terrorist acts, can be seen in this undated Metropolitan Police handout photograph in London, Britain, June 4, 2018. Metropolitan Police/Handout via REUTERS

Safaa Boular, 18, began planning an attack in Britain after being thwarted in her attempts to join an Islamic State (IS) fighter in Syria, police said.

All three women were filled with hate and toxic ideology and were determined to carry out a terrorist attack, said Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, senior national coordinator for counter terrorism policing.

Had they been successful, it could well have resulted in people being killed or seriously injured, he added in a statement.

Undercover officers recorded phone calls between the three in which they talked about the attack as having a tea party and followed the mother and sister as they drove around central London in April 2017 in what pol...


Emmerson Mnangagwa urges Zimbabwe to unite, rival Chamisa insists he won vote "IndyWatch Feed War"

President Emmerson Mnangagwa called on Friday for Zimbabwe to unite behind him after he was declared winner of national elections, but the opposition leader insisted he had won and said he would use all means necessary to challenge the result.

Mnangagwa said his victory was won fairly and he had nothing to hide, although he criticised chaotic scenes where police shouting clear out chased away journalists waiting for a briefing by his main presidential election rival Nelson Chamisa.

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Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa later told reporters Mnangagwas ruling Zanu-PF had used deadly violence against opposition supporters following the vote because it had lost the election the first since the army removed 94-year-old Robert Mugabe from office in November.

We are going to explore all necessary means, legal and constitutional, to ensure that the will of the people is protected, Chamisa said.

Voting passed off relatively smoothly on the day, raising hopes of a break from a history of disputed and violent polls.

But an army crackdown on opposition supporters in which six people were killed and opposition claims that the vote was rigged revealed the deep rifts in Zimbabwean society that developed during Mugabes four decades in power, when the security forces became a byword for heavy-handedness.

Jekesai Njikizana, AFP | Zimbabwes MDC leader Nelson Chamisa (C) addresses a press conference at The Bronte Hotel in Harare on August 3, 2018.

Mnangagwa says the army was called in after police was overwhelmed, in an attempt to stop destruction by protestors. He has called for an independent investigation by domestic and foreign nationals into the post-election violence.

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After three days of claims and counterclaims, 75-year-old Mnangagwa a former spy chief under Mugabe secured victory.

He polled 2.46 million votes against 2.15 million for...


FG, APC Plot Court Order to Overthrow Saraki, Ekweremadu PDP "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Federal Government of shopping for a fraudulent interim court order to declare vacant, the seat of the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, following his defection from the APC to the PDP. The PDP alerts that credible information at its disposal []

The post FG, APC Plot Court Order to Overthrow Saraki, Ekweremadu PDP appeared first on Newtelegraph.


They Work to Manufacture Consent Because They Need It. Dont Give It to Them. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Manufacture Consent(CJ Opinion)  Plutocrat-owned news media outlets lie constantly. When I say this I dont mean that everything they say is false; many of the events reported by mass media are for the most part factual. Whenever its convenient for the loose alliance of western plutocrats, the political establishment those plutocrats own and operate, and the secretive []


Facebook, Bots,, and the Roots of White Supremacy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Facebook, Bots,, and the Roots of White Supremacy appeared first on It's Going Down.

Facebook and Instagram recently took down event pages for antifascist and anti-racist mobilizations in DC that are set to counter Unite the Right #2. Ironically, neo-Nazis and white nationalists used Facebook to organize and coordinate their events. This recent censorship by a multi-national corporation with deep ties to the State shows that Silicon Valley is far from a neutral player, and along with the ruling order, views social movements as a major threat. This statement from Solidarity Cville is followed by a statement from Shut It Down DC. 

Facebooks overzealous censorship of anti-fascists, citing bots and Russia as the reason, ignores the US roots of white supremacy and the grassroots fight to end racism

On Tuesday, July 31, Facebook and Instagram took down a number of accounts that they claim were involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior, citing bot-like activity similar to previous Russian-linked accounts. One page caught in the fray was the No Unite The Right DC Facebook event page hosted by a coalition of groups including Black Lives Matter DC and Smash Racism DC, which have a deep history of on-the-ground work against racism and fascism in and around the nations capital.

The Facebook event page was taken down, citing one small instance of bot-like behavior for one account tied to their organizing, essentially censoring the work of an entire coalition of real organizers fighting for a better world. Charlottesville groups who resisted and continue to resist Unite The Rights impact on our city stand in solidarity with DC organizers who have been hampered by this act of blatant, blanket censorship!


Hundreds joined a rally in Berlin Friedrichshain which took... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Hundreds joined a rally in Berlin Friedrichshain which took place in solidarity with thousands of womens rights activists in Poland. The women stood for the legalization of abortions in Poland and against the ultra conservative policy of the reigning PIS party. 10/03/2016.
#berlin #poland #pis #feminism #women #abortion #blackmonday #czarnyprotest #rally  #demonstration #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #picoftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss #fromthearchives


One Repub. Congressman Intends To End Forever, the Concept of Forever Wars "IndyWatch Feed War"

Presidents Will Be Impeached For Starting Wars Without Congressional Approval If This Republican Gets His Way

The footsteps from Republican Congressman Walter Jones reverberated off the white marble floors of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

He was frustrated to the point of anger as he walked past the more than 290 portraits of dead service members he had hung outside his doorwayoffice number 2333. The faces within the frames staring back at onlookers were only a mere fraction of what has been lost in the war on terror.

Jones, 75, has represented the third congressional district of North Carolina for 23 years. Yet, despite his considerable understanding of the complexities of the beltway, he could not help his own vexation over the topic that has dogged him for the majority...


The End of the Line: A Climate in Crisis "IndyWatch Feed War"

The world of academia is starting to pick up on the concept that humanity is unknowingly cruising on a train ride to doomsday, a surefire encounter with collapse of society based upon climate crises brought on by exponential climate change. The depth of the problem: Its inevitable and inescapable.

Nonetheless, people do not want to discuss and/or read about an impending disruption to society, especially on the scale of a collapse. Still, some academics consider it responsible and in fact necessary to communicate the issue on a pre-collapse basis in order for people to learn to support each other and to explore the radical implications well ahead of time.

Hence, the premise for Professor Jem Bendells brilliant seminal work, Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy, July 27th, 2018.

Accordingly, at the opening of the essay:

It is time we consider the implications of it being too late to avert a global environmental catastrophe in the lifetimes of people alive today.

Seemingly, Professor Bendell is going out on a limb by calling for ecosystem catastrophes followed by social collapse within current lifetimes. Few, if any, academicians dare make such a prediction, and the few that do risk loss of jobs, grant funding, and renunciation by colleagues.

Kevin Anderson, deputy director of the prestigious Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in a live interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! at Paris 15 admitted that climate scientists low-ball their findings, often times to protect grant funding.


Yet so far we simply have not been prepared to accept the revolutionary implications of our own findings, and even when we do we are reluctant to voice such thoughts openly many are ultimately choosing to censor their own research.

Therein scientists unwittingly do the handiwork, in part, for fossil fuel companies and for Americas entrenched global warming denial brand of politics, led by President Trump and the entire Republican Party. They do not believe in human-caused global warming.

Bendell carefully reviewed the scientific literature as well as accessing research institutions to get to the bottom of the current status of climate change. What he discovered is basic to his conv...


Health Dept Shuts Down 7-Year-olds Lemonade Stand to Protect Society from Unlicensed Lemonade "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


To "protect" society from the dangers of unlicensed lemonade sales, the New York Department of Health shut down a little boy's summer project.

The post Health Dept Shuts Down 7-Year-olds Lemonade Stand to Protect Society from Unlicensed Lemonade appeared first on The Free Thought Project.





Helping or Liberating? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When we help others in need, are we above the fray or are we playing a role in the system causing the problem? There's enough to go around. Someone is tipping the balance so it doesn't seem so.


Researchers Claim Great Pyramid Can Focus Electromagnetic Waves "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers Claim Great Pyramid can Focus Electromagnetic Waves:

"Egyptian pyramids have always attracted great attention," said Andrey Evlyukhin, coauthor of the paper and an egghead at the ITMO University, Russia, earlier this week. "We as scientists were interested in them as well, so we decided to look at the Great Pyramid as a particle dissipating radio waves resonantly."

Computational models revealed that the pyramid's internal chambers and base were shaped in a way that can potentially concentrate radio waves using the phenomenon of resonance. Specifically, Evlyukhin asserted, the structure's inner spaces and foundation resonate when hit by external radio waves with a wavelength of 200 to 600 metres, and can control the propagation, scattering, and concentration of this electromagnetic energy.

[...] according to the paper:

It is revealed that the Pyramid's chambers can collect and concentrate electromagnetic energy ... At the shorter wavelengths, the electromagnetic energy accumulates in the chambers providing local spectral maxima for electric and magnetic fields. It is shown that basically the Pyramid scatters the electromagnetic waves and focuses them into the substrate region.

The full journal article is freely available:

"Electromagnetic properties of the Great Pyramid: First multipole resonances and energy concentration" Journal of Applied Physics 124, 034903 (2018);

Did the researchers really find something here, or is this just a light-hearted jab at new-age crystal woo-woo?

Original Submission

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State Passes Revolutionary Law To Let Elementary Students Have Access To Medical Cannabis In School "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Rachel Blevins While the United States Federal Government continues to claim that cannabis is a deadly drug with no medicinal value, the state of...


#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #couple #communication... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

#berlin #txl #tegel #airport #couple #communication #streetphotography #dailylife #blackandwhite #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #picoftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss


Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Laughs At American Paranoia That Russia Is Destroying the US With MEMES "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hilarious & paranoid: Lavrov laughs at idea that Russia uses memes to destroy US democracy

'Hilarious & paranoid': Lavrov laughs at idea that Russia uses memes to destroy US democracy

Its just hilarious when I hear that funny pictures can undermine American democracy, Lavrov told reporters on Thursday, answering RT correspondents question about the latest US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on alleged Russian interference in US domestic affairs.

 Saeed Khan


Invit a Meade a desayunar porque la nobleza obliga: AMLO "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Este viernes, Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador desayun en su casa con Jos Antonio Meade, dijo que se reuni con el excandidato presidencial porque la nobleza obliga. Regeneracin, 3 de agosto de 2018. Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador desayun en su casa con Jos Antonio Meade, a quien calific como una persona decente, buena, honorable. A travs []

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Pope Francis Declares Death Penalty Inadmissible For Catholics "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Pope Francis has declared the death penalty inadmissible for Catholics.


NASA assigns commercial crews to fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

After years of vehicle development and building anticipation, NASA has now put the crew in commercial crew spacecraft. The space agency announced the nine men and women who will be the first to fly on new spacecraft operated by Boeing and SpaceX.


Unofficial Badges Get Official Recognition at DEF CON: Badge Life Contest "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

BadgeLife (noun): the art of spending too much time, energy, money, and creativity to design and produce amazing custom electronics and get them into the hands of those who appreciate incredible craftsmanship.

Brand new to DEF CON 26 is the Badge Life Contest to celebrate the creativity and ingenuity that gets poured into a custom badge.

For years, #BadgeLife has been flying under the radar at DEF CON. A growing movement of creative designers have put in late nights, emptied pocket books, and agonized over production, shipping, lanyards, boxes, batteries, programming woes, and every other kind of problem you can image to bring hundreds of unofficial badges to the conference. These arent a secret, the whole point is to wear blinky badges, often loaded with cryptographic puzzles and wireless interactivity, around your neck. For many, acquiring an awesome badge is a must-do to make their con a successful one. But DEF CON hasnt officially recognized BadgeLife, until now.

If youre a badge creator, you should show off your badge as part of the contest. Its an opportunity to let more people see all the details that make each badge a work of art. During the con, most people will only see badges as they walk past them in the hallway. For the contest, all badges will be on display in the Hardware Hacking Village during the weekend to provide a close look for everyone.

The judging panel for this is an incredible slate of talented and well-known people from the hardware community. It doesnt look like those names have been made public yet, but Im honored and humbled to be among them. Help kick this inaugural year of the Badge Life Contest off right. You can submit your badge information now and deliver one badge (which will be returned to you) for display by 5 pm PDT on Friday 8/10.


Jo Cox, Her Assassination, the White Helmets, Humanitarianism and Regime Change "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Vanessa Beeley and Whitney Webb
Mint Press News

LONDON Just over two years ago, the senseless and savage murder of British Labour Party MP Jo Cox stunned Britain and much of the world. After her death, families, friends and colleagues pledged that her memory would live on, thanks in part to the memorial funds posthumously set up in her honor.

Among those memorial funds, the Jo Cox Fund is by far the most notable, having greatly surpassed its 1.5 million ($1.97 million) fundraising goal. That money, according to the funds GoFundMe page, was divided among three organizations that had been close to her [Coxs] heart: the Royal Voluntary Service, Hope Not Hate, and the White Helmets of Syria, with funds raised in excess of that goal being used to establish the Jo Cox Foundation.

Though Jo Cox was undeniably a vocal supporter of all three of those causes, the past two years have revealed a concerted effort on the part of powerful interests, including globalist billionaires and prominent figures of the Western political elite, to exploit Coxs death for the purpose of furthering the long-standing Western agenda of effecting regime change in Syria.

These figures George Soros, Bill Gates and the Clintons among them have used their influence and their vast resources of capital in order not only to help enact the humanitarian regime change model in Syria, but to shield from criticism their assets in the country, including suspected child traffickers profiting from the misery of Syrian children.

The crux of this effort centers around the controversial humanitarian group that fraudulently calls itself the Syrian Civil Defense, better known as...


Video Friday: Professor Ishiguro's New Robot Child, and More "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. Well also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; heres what we have so far (send us your events!):

ICMA 2018  August 5-8, 2018  Changchun, China
SSRR 2018  August 6-8, 2018  Philadelphia, Pa., USA
ISR 2018  August 24-27, 2018  Shenyang, China
BioRob 2018  August 26-29, 2018  University of Twente, Netherlands
RO-MAN 2018  August 27-30, 2018  Nanjing, China
ELROB 2018  September 24-28, 2018  Mons, Belgium
ARSO 2018  September 27-29, 2018  Genoa, Italy
ROSCon 2018  September 29-30, 2018  Madrid, Spain
IROS 2018  October 1-5, 2018  Madrid, Spain

Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy todays videos.

Dont panic, but Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro has a new very (but not completely) lifelike robot child, which is supposed to be around 10 years old. Its name is Ibuki.

Okay, panic if you want to. The robot even can fake walking, as long as you only look at it from the waist up:

[ Ishiguro Lab ]

More jet-powered flying iCub

Still in simulation, of course, but I like that theyre already at aggressive maneuvering.



Newest editorial board member of The New York Times as sent anti-cop and anti-men tweets Incited violence against police "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sarah Jeong, the newest editorial board member of The New York Times, is also responsible for extensive anti-cop and anti-men tweets. Let me know when a cop gets killed by a rock or molotov cocktail or a stray shard of glass from a precious precious window.

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The New York Times stood by Jeong on Thursday after the internet surfaced her old racist tweets, however her full Twitter history reveals her ire was not only directed toward white people. (RELATED: NYTIMES NEWEST HIRE SENT TONS OF ANTI-WHITE RACIST TWEETS)

The NYT claimed that Jeong was imitating the behavior of people who harassed her online, but this does not explain why she was tweeting fuck the police and encouraging people to kill all men.

A search for cops and police on Jeongs Twitter reveals an extensive history of anti-cop sentiment and a lack of sympathy for police who are injured on the job.

In one tweet from 2014 she wrote, let me know when a cop gets killed by a rock or molotov cocktail or a stray shard of glass from a precious precious window.

Cops are assholes, she said in 2015.

If were talking big sweeping bans on shit that kills people, why dont we ever ever ever ever talk about banning the police? a tweet from 2016 asserts.

She also tweeted fuck the police on several occasions, including one with a gif of anime characters actually physically attacking a police officer.

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In addition, Jeong repeatedly tweeted about killing men, and joked that, even if only bad men were killed, that would still include all men.

She tweeted in 2014, kill more men, and seemed to sadly state at one point, Im likely to actually kill zero men in my lifetime.


White women were not spared from Jeongs rage during the 2016 election she eloquently tweeted fuck white women lol.

The New York Times said on Thursday that the...


NH: Muslims enraged by 9/11 first-responders badge in hotel lobby, are evicted, innkeeper charged with hate crime "IndyWatch Feed War"

Protasowicki said Tuesday the couple identified as Mohamed Ghallami and Chahrazade Mounaji arrived and got upset when they saw a 911 first-responders badge in the lobby. They demanded a refund. But under the inns policy, refunds werent possible. An altercation ensued, after which, Protasowicki says, Ghallami and Mounaji pulled the race card. That is an []


New Blood Test for Brain Injuries Returns Instant Results "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The test measures two proteins in a drop of blood to determine whether a patient needs a CT scan

When a person hits their head in a fall, car accident, sports collision, or other mishap, he or she is often whisked to the hospital for a CT scan to identify any lesions, or bruises, on the brain.

But for 90 percent of people, the scan comes back negative, even if they are later diagnosed with a mild brain injury such as a concussion. This suggests other tools are needed to accurately diagnose mild brain injuries. Plus just one CT scan costs up to US $2,000 and delivers a large dollop of radiation exposure.

Thats why researchers have long sought ways to distinguish which patients need a CT scan and which dont. One promising approach is to detect brain damage via bits and pieces of brain cells or blood vessels that have burst, torn, or stretched in the circulating blood.

This week, a European team announced progress toward a quick, on-the-spot test for mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) that requires only a drop of blood and can tell a patient within minutes whether they should have a CT scan or feel assured that there is no injury. The test is based on the findings of a recent paper in the journal PLoS One pinpointing two proteins detected in the blood within 24 hours of a brain injury.

The intend[ed] use is to avoid to unnecessary CT scans. But, at the same time, to be sure at 100 percent that all brain lesions are detected properly, said study author Jean-Charles Sanchez of the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Brain injury is complex: Many cell types are damaged and different parts of the brain are injured depending on the type and location of impact. Tests that tried to diagnose mTBI with a single blood markersay, one protein that leaks from neurons after damagesimply havent been sensitive or specific enough to accurately diagnose mTBI.

The race is now on to create a panel, or set, of blood biomarkers that can accurately diagnose mTBI on the spot: whether thats on the sports field, in an ambulance, or even on the playground.

Last year, a team at Du...


Innovations in Web Scraping "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I added event descriptions to my Concerts in Oslo a few months back. It mostly worked kinda OK, but its using heuristics to find out what the text is, so it sometimes includes less-than-useful information.

In particular, those fucking YES IT KNOW ITS A FUCKING COOKIE! texts that all fucking web sites slather their pages with now fucking get in the way, because those texts are often a significant portion of the text on any random page. (Fucking.)

But I added filtering for the those bits, and things looked fine.

Yesterday I was told that all Facebook events are basically nothing but that cookie warning (in Norwegian), and thats because the Facebook event pages now contain nothing but that text, plus some scaffolding to load the rest as JSON:

To build the Facebook event page, about 85 HTTP calls are done and 6MB worth of data is loaded.

I contemplated reverse-engineering the calls to get the event description via the graphql calls (since Facebook has closed all access to public events via their API), but then it struck me: The browser is showing me all this data, so perhaps I could just point a headless browser towards the site, and then ask it to dump its DOM, and then I can parse...


Credit Card Issuer TCM Bank Leaked Applicant Data for 16 Months "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

TCM Bank, a company that helps more than 750 small and community U.S. banks issue credit cards to their account holders, said a Web site misconfiguration exposed the names, addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of thousands of people who applied for cards between early March 2017 and mid-July 2018.

TCM is a subsidiary of Washington, D.C.-based ICBA Bancard Inc., which helps community banks provide a credit card option to their customers using bank-branded cards.

In a letter being mailed to affected customers today, TCM said the information exposed was data that card applicants uploaded to a Web site managed by a third party vendor. TCM said it learned of the issue on July 16, 2018, and had the problem fixed by the following day.

Bruce Radke, an attorney working with ICBA on its breach outreach efforts to customers, said fewer than 10,000 consumers who applied for cards were affected. Radke declined to name the third-party vendor, saying TCM was contractually prohibited from doing so.

It was less than 25 percent of the applications we processed during the relevant time period that were potentially affected, and less than one percent of our cardholder base was affected here, Radke said. Weve since confirmed the issue has been corrected, and were requiring the vendor to look at their technologies and procedures to detect and prevent similar issues going forward.

ICBA Bancard is the payments subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, a organization representing more than 5,700 financial institutions that has been fairly vocal about holding retailers accountable for credit card breaches over the years. Last year, the ICBA sued Equifax over the big-three credit bureaus massive data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive data on nearly 150 million Americans.

Many companies that experience a data breach or data leak are quick to place blame for the incident on a third-party that mishandled sensitive information. Sometimes this blame is entirely warranted, but more often such claims ring hollow in the ears of those affected particularly when they come from banks and security providers. For example, identity theft protection provider LifeLock recently addressed a Web site misconfiguration that...


Google introduced G Suite alerts for state-sponsored attacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Google announced that has implemented an alerting system for G Suite admins when users have been targeted by state-sponsored attacks.

Google announced it will alert G Suite admins when state-sponsored hackers will target their users.

The new feature will be available in the G Suite Admin console very soon, it confirms the effort spent by the tech giant of protecting its users.

Were adding a feature in the Admin console that can alert admins if we believe a users account has been targeted by a government-backed attack. If an admin chooses to turn the feature on, an email alert (to admins) is triggered when we believe a government-backed attacker has likely attempted to access a users account or computer through phishing, malware, or another method. reads the security advisory published by Google.

It does not necessarily mean that the account has been compromised or that there was a widespread attack on an organization. 

In June 2012, for the first time, the company announced it was going to offer a specific protection service for a restrict number of users that could be the target of state-sponsored attacks.

Google is now implementing the new protection feature within the G Suite Admin console, admins will have the opportunity to receive alerts whenever attacks could be attributed to a nation-state actor.

Every time an attack will be detected, admins can choose to secure the account hit by the hackers and can also opt to alert the victim.

The alerts dont necessarily imply that the account has been hacked or that the organization has been compromised in a massive attack.

G Suite state sponsored attacks

Google pointed out the alerts will be turned off by default, admins can choose to turn them on in the Admin Console > Reports &g...


Charles and David Koch: billionaire donors in the line of fire "IndyWatch Feed War"

The most powerful Republican family in America has taken aim at President Donald Trump

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By Courtney Weaver

Charles and David Koch are no strangers to taking the heat. As a child, 82-year-old Charles likes to recall, their father put him to work in the 100-degree Kansas summers, uprooting dandelions, bailing hay, milking cows and digging ditches. This week, in the dead heat of August, he again found himself sweating in the spotlight of Donald Trumps Twitter feed.

At a gathering for the Koch political funding network in Colorado Springs, Charles took several swipes at the US president, decrying his divisive rhetoric, lambasting his policies on trade and immigration and coyly suggesting the Koch network of political donors would be willing to back Democratic candidates in upcoming elections.

Over five decades, Charles and David, the second and third of four brothers, have grown their fathers company, Koch Industries, into a sprawling empire that operates oil pipelines and produces everything from fertilisers to Dixie Cups. In that time they have also become the most influential donors in conservative politics.

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On Monday, the Koch network announced it would not be endorsing Kevin Cramer, the Trump-backed candidate in a crucial North Dakota Senate race. The reaction from the president was swift. In a flurry of tweets, Mr Trump condemned the globalist brothers as a total joke. He wrote: I never sought their support because I dont need their money or bad ideas.

While the brothers have never publicly endorsed Mr Trump in 2016 Charles equated picking between Mr Trump and Hillary Clinton to choosing between cancer and a heart attack the feud appears to draw a dividing line between the most powerful Republican family in the US and the new brand of the Grand Old Party, represented by the president and his base. It is unclear which side holds the upper hand.

Stephen Moore, a senior adviser at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank that has been supported by the Kochs over the years, said he had high respect for Charles, but criticised him for going after the president when the administration had fulfilled a wishlist of the Koch networks demands, from tax reform to environmental deregulation to appointing conservative justices to the Supreme Cour...


The Holocaust and its Deniers "IndyWatch Feed War"

In the aftermath of the Holocaust, some Jewish intellectuals and humanists expressed the thought that after Auschwitz Jews have to locate themselves at the forefront of the battle for humanity and against all forms of oppression.

This is a principled and heroic ideal, but the reality on the ground has been somewhat different. Just three years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the Jewish state ethnically cleansed the vast majority of indigenous Palestinians. Two years later, in 1950, Israels Knesset passed the Law of Return, a racist law that distinguishes between Jews who have the right to return to someone elses land and the hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees that were expelled by force from their villages and cities.

In the seven decades since, the Jewish State has committed every possible human rights abuse. It made Gaza into the biggest open-air prison in human history and has repeatedly dropped bombs on the most overpopulated place on earth. Recently the Jewish State deployed hundreds of snipers against unarmed Gazans who were protesting at the border. Israel killed dozens and wounded more than 13,000 Palestinians, the majority severely, with over 1,400 struck by three to five bullets.

If the Holocaust left Jews with a mission to fix the world, the Jewish State has done the opposite. Its crimes against humanity can be seen as a complete denial of the Holocausts message.

Some Jews who survived the Holocaust did dedicate their lives to a universal battle for a better world. Among these heroes was Hajo Meyer, a Dutch Auschwitz survivor who, for the obvious reasons, saw the similarities between his own suffering and the Palestinian plight.

In 2003 Meyer wrote The End of Judaism, accusing Israel of usurping the Holocaust to justify crimes against the Arabs. He participated in the 2011 Never Again For Anyone tour. He correctly argued that Zionism predated fascism, and he also reiterated that Zionists and Fascists had a history of collaboration.

Meyer exemplified the Jewish post-Shoah humanist promise. After Auschwitz he located himself at the forefront of the fight against oppression. He fought Israel.

On Holocaust Memorial Day 2010, Meyer was invited to an event at the British Parliament which included MP Jeremy Corbyn. At the event Meyer compared Israeli racial policy to the Nuremberg laws. At the same event, Haidar Eid, a Palestinian academic from Gaza, pointed out that the world was absolutely wrong to think that Nazism was defeated in 1945. Nazism has won because it has finally managed to Nazify the consciousness of its own victims.



US Senators Push for Russia Sanctions Bill From Hell "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Has public service become a contest to see who can be more anti-Russia? It appears so. reports

The Russian Ruble dropped Thursday to a near-term low after bipartisan US senators announced what they are calling a bill from hell round of new sanctions and restrictions targeting the Russian economy and leadership.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one of the leading proponents of the bill, said the massive present US sanctions against Russia have failed, saying that all of these new sanctions are needed to punish Russia.

As currently envisioned, the sanctions target a number of top Russian politicians and oligarchs. The bill also aims to severely restrict Russias ability to raise sovereign debt, and to restrict their ability to seek investment in energy projects.

There is no timeline for a vote on the bill yet, but reportedly some senators are also lining up to offer amendments adding yet more sanctions or other measures against Russia. This could go on for quite awhile, with almost the whole Senate looking to one-up each other on being anti-Russia these days, and could mean an actual vote wont happen.

READ MORE RUSSIA NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Russia Files



Horrifying Video Shows Detroit Cop Savagely Beating a Naked Mentally Ill Woman "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


A shocking cell phone video taken from inside a hospital shows a Detroit cop repeatedly punching a naked woman in the face and head.

The post Horrifying Video Shows Detroit Cop Savagely Beating a Naked Mentally Ill Woman appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


Interview: Dennis Prager On Western Values, Jewish Leftism, And Censorship "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For this weeks Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, Weingarten interviews nationally syndicated radio host, columnist, author of numerous books, teacher, film producer and co-founder of PragerU, Dennis Prager.

You can listen to the full interview on iTunes or read the transcript below.

The following transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.

Ben Weingarten: As I understand it you were inculcated in an environment in Brooklyn growing up where you studied at Yeshiva. And obviously that religious background impacted your overall philosophy and your political beliefs, but on paper, a person would look at you and say, Youre a Jewish American, Ivy League-educated, highly intellectual, and that generally corresponds to and correlates with liberal, Leftist. So how did you end up where you are ideologically?

Dennis Prager: In in one sense you gave the answer actually: Cause I took the Torah seriously. It is not possible, in my opinionto take the Torah seriously, to believe as I do, that ultimately, its from G-d, and be on the Left. Thats why Im not Orthodox but thats why Orthodox Jews tend to be on the Right. They take their religion seriously. They believe God is the source, and they reach certain conclusions.

Ill give an example, cause examples always make these things clear. Religious Jews and religious Christians know people are not basically good. The further secular you get, the more people believe people are basically goodI gave a talk at Berkeleyearlier this year, and they said, Would you debate Left-wing students instead of giving a speech? I said I would happily do that. Thats actually my first choice. And people can watch it on YouTube until YouTube takes it down. And at the very end, what I did was and I do this all the time I clarify where I differ with people rather than try to argue them because its much more effective. You dont yell at each other, and the audience listens and all I care about is people understand the differences between Left and Right. Then if theyre open-minded and have good hearts, theyll become Right.

So the last thing I asked themI said, Id just like to ask you guys it was two guys, and theyre both nice guys Do you believe people are basically good? They said, Of course. And I said, This is really important, and I told them, You believe that because America is such a nice place and youre nave, and the...


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US trade deficit posts biggest increase in 19 months in June "IndyWatch Feed War"

A dip in auto exports and rising oil prices in June drove the biggest increase in the US trade deficit in 19 months, reversing much of Mays export bonanza, the government reported Friday.

The result could weigh on revised calculations of second quarter growth, which President Donald Trump hailed as a key achievement of his economic policies last week after it was reported as the strongest GDP increase in nearly four years.

The US bilateral trade deficits also expanded with China, the European Union, Canada and Mexico all of which have retaliated against Trumps aggressive tariffs.

AFP/File | The US trade deficit rose 7.3 percent or $3.2 billion in June to $46.3 billion

The US trade deficit rose 7.3 percent or $3.2 billion in June to $46.3 billion, overshooting analyst expectations. It was the largest jump in the trade gap since November 2016, according to the Commerce Department.

As the numbers were released, Beijing warned it was ready to impose new tariffs on $60 billion in American products if Trump pressed ahead with plans to hit another $200 billion in Chinese goods with steep punitive duties.

Trump has said trade wars are easy to win and made the soaring US-China goods deficit a principal issue in his nationalist economic agenda. But industry and allies in his Republican Party have expressed fear the dispute could spiral out of control.

While soybean exports continued to rise in July as Chinese importers rushed to buy ahead of the retaliatory tariffs Beijing imposed in July US shipments of automobiles, aircraft and pharmaceuticals fell.

Meanwhile, the deficit declined with Japan but that came amid an overall decline in trade between the worlds largest and third-largest economies.

Average prices for imported oil hit the highest level since December 2014 at $73.60 a barrel bringing the value of oil imports for the month to $19.6 billion, also the highest in three and a half years.



UKs Generation Identity leader interviewed on his mock halal slaughter "IndyWatch Feed War"

Once again, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Dupre, co-leader of the UKs Generation Identity movement. I caught up with him to find out what activism the group are currently engaged in. Joshua Winston Your group recently enacted a halal slaughter in a branch of Morrisons supermarkets in London. One of your members []


Iran Cyberattack Hits Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

The group, dubbed Leafminer, has attacked networks in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel and Afghanistan, according to a report issued by US cyber security firm Symantec.



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Manama, Bahrain (Tribune News Service) A group of highly active hackers based in Iran have been found to be trying to steal vital information from governments in the Middle East.

The group, dubbed Leafminer, has attacked networks in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel and Afghanistan, according to a report issued by US cyber security firm Symantec.

However, an Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) spokesman told the GDN yesterday no indication was found up until now that Leafminer targeted the portal or any systems managed by IGA.

The cyber espionage groups targets includes the energy, telecommunications, financial services, transportation and government sectors.

Means of intrusion used to infiltrate target networks consisted of infecting malware on websites often visited by the users, also known as watering hole style attacks, and using brute-force login attempts, which features trying numerous passwords with the hope of eventually breaching the network.

Symantec has uncovered the operations of a threat actor named Leafminer that is targeting a broad list of government organizations and business verticals in various regions in the Middle East, stated a threat intelligence report by Symantec.

Operations reportedly began in early 2017 but has increased since the end of last year.

Leafminer is a highly active group, responsible for targeting a range of organizations a...


Defenders of Mexicos Environment Chronicle Their Battles "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Poet Homero Aridjis and Betty Ferber have spent a lifetime fighting to save endangered species and ecosystems in Latin America


Stable kernels 4.17.12, 4.14.60, and 4.9.117 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of three new stable kernels: 4.17.12, 4.14.60, and 4.9.117. As usual, there are fixes throughout the kernel tree, so users of those kernels should upgrade.


CNNs Jim Acosta Continues To Prove He Is A Political Activist, Not A Journalist "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The liberal media still dont seem to understand that their over the top hostile coverage of President Trump is working to his benefit. Instead of reflecting how they can restore public trust, which remains at record lows, they double down on their condescension for Middle America and continue to reveal a systemic bias against the president.

Jim Acostas behavior and reporting as a White House correspondent for CNN is a perfect example.

Take his response to being heckled at a Trump rally in Tampa on Tuesday. Rather than ignore the Trump supporters chanting CNN sucks! and hurling insults his way wrong as they may be to do so Acosta clutched his pearls. Instead of reporting on the rally, he made the story about himself, tweeting dramatically about the sad scene he had faced.

Im very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt, Acosta tweeted. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy.

If he thinks his treatment at the Trump rally was wrong, he should try being a conservative speaker visiting a college campus. There has literally been riots simply because a conservative was invited to speak, a danger far more serious than the whipped up crowd Acosta was worried about at the Tampa rally.

Secondly, his warning that the hostility towards the press will result in somebody hurt rings hollow when Trump officials are the ones being confronted by angry people in restaurants, book stores, movie theaters, and on street corners. And especially when it was Republican lawmakers who were targeted in an assassination attempt last year, not the press or Democrats. Yet Acosta doesnt seem concerned that someone on the left could get carried away and hurt someone on the right.

Heres another gem from Acosta that night.

One of the surprising things I heard tonight in Tampa is Trump supporters saying I should be on their team, Acosta said. Anybody remember when we were all on the same team? I do.

Gve me a break Jim.

Sure, we should all be on the same team as Americans, but partisanship has prevented that from happening. The right offered no praise or credit for Obama when it was warranted, and now the same is happening to Trump. And that extends to the press.

Journalists should be on the same team as the truth. Instead, many cherry-pick facts  to push their own narratives and personal interest, particularly on television and on social media. The biggest problem with Acost...


'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Native voters in South Dakota are making some big decisions in 2018.


Continan hospitalizados 17 pasajeros del vuelo 2431: Aeromxico "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Grupo Aeromxico inform que 17 pasajeros an reciben atencin mdica, 16 estn en proceso de ser trasladados y los miembros de la tripulacin en recuperacin, fuera de peligro.   Regeneracin, 3 de agosto de 2018.- La aerolnea Aeromxico precis a travs de un comunicado que de las 103 personas que iban en el vuelo 2431 []

La entrada Continan hospitalizados 17 pasajeros del vuelo 2431: Aeromxico se public primero en Regeneracin.


Afghanistan: Dozens killed in bomb and gun attack on Shia mosque "IndyWatch Feed War"

At least 25 people have been killed and dozens more wounded after two suicide bombers attacked a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said.

The attackers armed with rifles entered the Khawaja Hassan mosque, in Gardez city, Paktia province, during Friday prayers, started shooting at worshippers and then blew themselves up, Sardar Wali Tabasum, provincial police chief spokesman, said.

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Emergency teams have collected 25 bodies from the mosque premises and 40 people have been rushed to hospital, said Abdullah Hazrat, a senior government official who was at the blast site.

Al Jazeeras Charlotte Bellis, reporting from the capital, Kabul, said: We understand that there were more than 100 people inside the mosque at the time of the attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the armed group Taliban denied any involvement.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack, calling it inhumane, before adding that Afghans will not be divided by sectarian violence.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

The attack comes as urban areas across Afghanistan have been rocked by an increasing number of attacks.

At least 15 people were killed and 15 wounded after two gunmen stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad earlier this week.

Shia Muslims have been targeted by groups affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) that has emerged as a force in recent years.

According to the UN, a total of 1,692 people have been killed in the first half of 2018, with another 3,430 people wounded the highest figure since it began keeping records in 2009.



Silence on U.S. Meddling Abroad "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Jacob G. Hornberger | FFF | August 3, 2018 Among the most fascinating aspects of the brouhaha over supposed Russian meddling in Americas electoral system is the total silence in the U.S. mainstream press about U.S. meddling in the political affairs of other countries. Consider the mass outrage and indignation among the mainstream press []


South Africa Is On The Road To Barbarism and So Is the Rest of the West "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Who destroyed the West? There are different answers to this question. I believe the unleashed greed of Capitalism by deregulation, the burial of Anti-Trust, and the redefinition of corporate responsibility to include only responsibility to shareholders to the detriment of employees, customers, and communities, destroyed the West.


Hugh Fitzgerald: Muslim Travel Ban? Really? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Muslim Travel Ban? There Has Never Been an America Without Islam or Muslims Thats the headline for an article by Dawud Walid, Executive Director of CAIR in Michigan, here. I am an American Muslim, and like thousands of American-Muslim families, my family has been in America for over 10 generations. I am also one of tens []


The way forward may be buried in the wall "IndyWatch Feed War"

I first made contact with Palestinian documentary filmmaker Mohammed Alatar on Friday, March 30, 2007. I still have the email that I sent him to thank him for producing The Iron Wall, which at the time was the highest selling Palestinian documentary ever. The film caught my attention from the opening screen where he displayed this quote from the father of the Zionist right, Vladimir Jabotinsky, written back in November 1923:

Zionist colonisation must either stop, or else proceed regardless of the native population. Which means that it can proceed and develop only under the protection of a power that is independent of the native population behind an iron wall, which the native population cannot breach. That is our Arab policy; not what it should be, but what it actually is, whether we admit it or not.

In 2008, Mohammed outdid himself. He released a new documentary titled Jerusalemthe east side story, one of the most-viewed political documentaries on Palestine. It presented the effects and injustices of, what at the time was, 42 years of Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem. The documentary raised the eyebrows of many Israelis and Jews living abroad who had little insight into the dynamics of how right-wing elements inside Israel were entrenching the occupation in a fashion that could only lead to permanent occupation.

As the world awaits President Donald Trumps long-touted Deal of the Century to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, conditions on the ground are worsening by the day and permanent occupation has become an acceptable path forward for many, except those persons on the receiving end, Palestinians.

Palestinians and Israelis alike are collectively holding their breath for what may be a prelude to yet another round of bloody violence, leaving a resolution to the conflict, or even a mere step in the right direction, a remote thought.

Filmmaker Mohammed Alatar is back.

Mohammed Alatar

One physical element of the deterioration on the ground is the building of what has become known to the Palestinian as the Separation Wall an...


Is the BBC Biased? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

About ten years ago, when I was an occasional below-the-line commenter on Biased BBC, a pseudonymous here-today-gone-tomorrow fellow-commenter disagreed with a criticism I had made of the blog, (perhaps impertinent, but sincerely meant.) He replied to me with something like. Why dont you go away and start your own blog? No-one would read it. 
I took that as a put-down rather than a genuine suggestion, and I found it rude and quite hurtful at the time, but in retrospect it was also funny, because obviously, Craig and I did eventually start a blog; admittedly, a comparatively obscure one, but the page view stats indicate that plenty of people read it. (Okay, so some of them are bots.)

The launch of this blog was delayed because of a long drawn out period of indecision over what to call it. We dithered over this for ages. We thought we should include BBC and Bias for the sake of search engine optimisation, but the title we settled on was deliberately worded in the form of a question.

We wanted to differentiate our blog from the Biased-BBC blog, which someone once described as having bagged the best domain name evah. That may be true enough, but we thought the assertive, settled-question title invited rants from people whove heard or seen something on the BBC they personally disagree with, which seriously dents the blogs credibility. I mean, theres bound to be the occasional bias on the BBC in some shape or form; its just that a reasonable balance is required. As the saying goes: remember! journalists are humans too.

At the time, we saw our chosen title as a genuine question. At the risk of sounding like Jeremy Corbyn, we wanted a conversation. But weve all been on a proverbial journey, and nowadays its almost a given that the BBC is biased, albeit with minor disagreements about the precise nature of the bias. Overall, its generally accepted that the thrust of the BBCs editorial bias is left-liberal or Metropolitan bubble. You know, anti-British, anti-Brexit, and anti-Israel with antisemitic implications.

To date, the question in the title of this blog is still relevant, but in a completely different sense than the one originally intended. Its no longer a genuine question, but its more appropriate than ever now, in the sense of that well-wor...


The Death of Civilization and the Life Beyond Hopelessness "IndyWatch Feed War"

Beyond hopelessness there is a new kind of hope that opens up, which is a faith in the basic tissue of human existence, our connection to one another, our ability to persist in even the worst conditions, our ability to make joyful, meaningful, rich lives in the shittiest places.


Building a better brain "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Like a team in a science fiction movie, the six-lab squad funded by a 2017 MEDx Biomedical research grant is striking in its combination of diverse skills and duties.

The project is led by Kafui Dzirasa, MD09, Ph.D.07, HS10-16, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and assistant professor in neurobiology and neurosurgery; and Nenad Bursac, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering and associate professor in medicine. Their team includes: Marc Caron, Ph.D., James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology, professor in neurobiology and medicine; Fan Wang, Ph.D., professor of neurobiology; Christopher Kontos, MD, HS93-97, professor of medicine and associate professor of pharmacology and cancer biologyall at Duke University School of Medicineand Jennie Leach, Ph.D., associate professor of chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, along with a cadre of committed graduate students, postdocs, and technicians.

Dzirasas background in engineering informs his approach to the study of neuropsychiatric illness and disease. In the summer of 2016, he and members of his lab were discussing the challenge of precisely monitoring .


Junk Bin Spin Coater uses Modded Case Fan "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Weve all been there: you need a specific tool or gadget to complete a project, but its not the kind of thing you necessarily want to fork over normal retail price for. It could be something youre only going to use once or twice, or maybe youre not even sure the idea is going to work and dont want to invest too much money into it. You cast a skeptical towards the ever-growing pile of salvaged parts and wonder

Inspiration and a dig through the junk bin is precisely how [Nixie] built this very impressive spin coater for use in his ongoing homemade semiconductor project. If youve never had first hand experience with a spin coater, dont worry, not many people have. Put simply, its a machine that allows the user to deposit a thin layer of material on a disc by way of centrifugal force. Just place a few drops in the center of the disc, then spin it up fast enough and let physics do the rest.

[Nixie] only needs to spin up a fairly tiny disc, and realized the hub of a 40x40mm brushless case fan was just about the perfect size. A quick pass through the lathe stripped the hub of its blades and faced off the front. Once he found a tube that was the exact same diameter of the fan&#8217...


Coptic pope orders monks and himself off social media after bishop's murder "IndyWatch Feed War"


A murder in a northern monastery has prompted an official investigation and online speculation - with the Church clamping down as a result


Doug George-Kanentiio: Foreign governments trample on Mohawk sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Mohawk Nation has long had a rational and methodical way to acknowledge citizenship but that's changing.


US Paranoia Ramps Up Infowar on Russia "IndyWatch Feed War"

Strategic Culture Foundation | 03.08.2018 This week saw renewed effort by US politicians and media to ramp up the information war against Russia. The impetus came from the US-based social media network, Facebook, declaring that it had identified coordinated political influence campaigns. Never mind that the internet giant admitted that it did not know the []


Flyover "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A bit of a view of Dragonfly Forge. In the mornings, it seems to like to be misty.

This was done using a simple, lazy, trick. I started with a hover by the door and then pulled up and away. The video is reversed.


Not "fake news", but too narrow in scope, needing greater depth "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Our fake leader, Donald Trump, just loves to rant and rave about the "fake news" he says is being reported on CNN and MSNBC. Of course, Fox News gets a free pass since its hosts continually praise him for his supposed achievements. What Fox is presenting to the public can be thought of as "delusional news."


The Real Fake News From Government Media "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Scott Lazarowitz | ActivistPost | July 31, 2018 Facebook has announced its campaign against fake news. But, according to some workers own admission, conservatives are being censored. And Google also wants to censor fake news. But Google also was shown to treat conservative websites, but not liberal ones, as fake news. The same thing seems to be going on with Twitter. And []


After Five Years of Blocking Sites, Russias No Closer to Beating Piracy "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For reasons best known to rightsholders internationally, site-blocking is now one of the most favored anti-piracy mechanisms.

Five years ago, Russia decided that it too would join the movement, hoping to put a dent in rampant online sharing of copyrighted content.

August 1, 2013, new legislation came into force which allowed rightsholders to block video content that had been posted online illegally. A year later, the same protections were extended to other kinds of intellectual property, excluding photographic works.

In the months that followed, it became clear that some sites were being reported for copyright infringement on multiple occasions. This led to calls for repeat offenders to receive special treatment from the courts. On May 1, 2015, new rules made it possible for sites to be permanently blocked. Thousands of platforms have been affected.

Last October yet more legislative amendments came into force. These allowed rightsholders to target so-called mirrors, platforms that are functionally similar to sites that have already been blocked but manage to evade that fate. According to figures supplied by telecoms watchdog Roscomnadzor and published by Russias RBC, 2,421 mirror sites have been blocked under the legislation.

Just a month later during November 2017, Russia tightened the law up once again, this time targeting VPN and anonymizer services that provide access to blocked sites. These must now connect to a national register of blocked sites to ensure they dont facilitate access to such platforms. If they fail to do so, they can also be blocked.

Search engines havent escaped the clutches of the authorities either. They too must interface with government systems listing blocked sites in order to prevent any from appearing in search engine results. After a period of uncertainty as to how this should be carried out, search engines should be fully compliant by the end of September.

During the five years between Aug 1, 2013 and Aug 1, 2018, Roscomnadzor reports that it received 3,702 blocking orders from the Moscow City Court following 8,454 complaints by rightsholders.

In total, the Moscow City Courts rulings and applications by rightholders concerned 116,298 sites or pages of websites, the watchdog reports.

After receiving a notification from Roskomnadzor to prevent violation of the law, the vast...


New approach to super slippery packaging aims to cut down on food waste "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Almost everyone who eats fast food is familiar with the frustration of trying to squeeze every last drop of ketchup out of the small packets that accompany french fries.

What most consumers dont realize, however, is that food left behind in packaging is not simply a nuisance. It also contributes to the millions of pounds of perfectly edible food that Americans throw out every year. These small, incremental amounts of sticky foods like condiments, dairy products, beverages, and some meat products that remain trapped in their packaging can add up to big numbers over time, even for a single household.

New research from Virginia Tech aims to cut down on that waste and consumer frustration with a novel approach to creating super slippery industrial packaging. The study, which was published in Scientific Reports and has yielded a provisional patent, establishes a method for wicking chemically compatible vegetable oils into the surfaces of common extruded plastics.


Scientists present concept for the elimination of traffic jams "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A team of researchers from Cologne and New York has presented proposals for future traffic management. A dynamic, fair toll for road use could reduce congestion.

In the current issue of Nature, the economists Peter Cramton, Axel Ockenfels (both University of Cologne) and Richard Geddes (Cornell University) describe a concept in which drivers would have to pay a dynamic fee for the use of roads. This would contribute to avoiding traffic jams and protecting the environment, the researchers argue. Fees that respond to traffic volumes in and with site precision, taking into account factors such as vehicle type and exhaust emissions, can significantly improve and contribute to reducing air pollution.

Traffic jams are not only annoying and time-consuming, they are also costly. In Germany, the economic damage caused by congested roads in 2017 totaled approximately 80 billion. Currently, who cause , while damaging the environment and even incurring costs, are paying just as much as those who are not involved, says Ockenfels. Without a toll, this means that the general public is subsidizing these users. Thats unfair. A toll for road use would bring these costs to light and reduce congestion. If the fee adapts to the volume of traffic and the situation on the road in real time, i.e., is more expensive at rush hour than around noon, everyone can choose the route that suits them best. This already works for navigation systems, explains Cramton. Ultimately, this would reduce the load on main traffic arteries, improve traffic flow and reduce CO2 emissions.


Reddit Breached Via Intercepted SMS Message(s) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Computer security journalist Brian Krebs has posted in his blog that Reddit, a well-known social news aggravation site, has announced that an attacker compromised a several employee accounts at its cloud and source code hosting providers. The way in turned out to be Reddit's reliance on mobile text messages (SMS) in an imitation of two-factor authentication (2FA). Mobile application-based keys are an option. Hardware tokens would have also been reasonably secure instead but few sites do more than partially support them.

Reddit said the exposed data included internal source code as well as email addresses and obfuscated passwords for all Reddit users who registered accounts on the site prior to May 2007. The incident also exposed the email addresses of some users who had signed up to receive daily email digests of specific discussion threads.

Specific details of how the SMS messages were intercepted have not yet been made public.

Earlier on SN:
Google Defeats Employee Phishing With Physical Security Keys (2018)
SIM Hijacking as a Second Factor (2018)
Authentication Today: Moving Beyond Passwords (2018)

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Native American Bank prepares for big move "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A bank established by the late Elouise Cobell is preparing for the next step in its evolution.

Weekend long read "IndyWatch Feed War"

1) The Washington Institute for Near East Policy has published a compilation of lectures on The Decline of the Islamic State.

The Islamic State had perpetrated egregious crimes against humanity, war crimes, and ethnic cleansing from the time it stormed onto the world stage in 2014, but by 2016 the international anti-IS coalition was taking its toll on the terrorist group. As it lost territory, IS lost not only the ability to make money from natural resources but also its massive taxation (extortion) of the local population. As IS faced battlefield defeat at the hands of coalition forces, undermining the groups self-declared territorial goal of remaining and expanding, attacks abroad took on greater significance as a way to remain relevant and demonstrate that the group could still inflict pain on its adversariesbut now in their home countries. A review of IS-related attacks in 2016 includes multiple attacks in Turkey, the Brussels bombings, and attacks and plots in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tunisia, United States, and Yemen.

2) At the Times of Israel David Horovitz discusses Hamas, the murderous neighbor that demands Israel give it the gun....


Al menos tres muertos por derrumbe de mina en Hidalgo "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La tarde de este jueves se registr un derrumbe en una mina de mrmol en la comunidad de Dengantzha, Hidalgo; tres personas resultaron muertas y otras dos siguen atrapadas Regeneracin, 3 de agosto de 2018. Tras un derrumbe que se registr la tarde de este jueves, al menos tres personas resultaron muertas y otras dos []

La entrada Al menos tres muertos por derrumbe de mina en Hidalgo se public primero en Regeneracin.


Israels policies in Gaza are genocidal "IndyWatch Feed War"

The 1948 Genocide Convention clearly states that one instance of genocide is the deliberate infliction of conditions of life calculated to bring about the physical destruction of a people in whole or in part. No matter whether this happens at a fast rate, or in slow motion. That is what has been done to Gaza since the imposition of the blockade by Israel, and the subsequent massacres which led to the death of more than 4000 Palestinians in three successive genocidal wars.

Palestinians of Gaza live an ongoing, illegal, crippling Israeli siege that has shattered all spheres of life, prompting the former UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights, Richard Falk, to describe it as a prelude to genocide. In 2009, the UN Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, headed by the highly respected South African judge, Richard Goldstone, found Israel guilty of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity, as did major international human rights organizations, such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The Goldstone report, for example, concludes that Israels war on Gaza was designed to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian population, radically diminish its local economic capacity both to work and to provide for itself, and to force upon it an ever increasing sense of dependency and vulnerability.

The same scenario was repeated in 2012, and a worse one in 2014 only because Israel feels that it can carry on its war crimes with full impunity. And last week Israel has decided to tighten the siege by closing the only commercial crossing, even to increase its attacks by targeting peaceful protesters demanding the implementation of UN resolutions, and an end to this deadly, hermetic siege.

In her visit to Gaza, Professor Sara Roy, an expert on Gaza, describes the Strip as a land ripped apart and scarred, the lives of its people blighted. Gaza is decaying under the weight of continued devastation, unable to function normally Professor Roy concludes that [T]he decline and disablement of Gazas economy and society have been deliberate, the result of state policyconsciously planned, implemented and enforced And just as Gazas demise has been consciously orchestrated, so have the obstacles preventing its recovery. In addition to Israels daily attacks and air strikes, Gazans also suffer from the contamination of water, air and soil, since the sewage system is unable to function due to power cuts necessitated by lack of fuel to the main generators of the Gaza power grid. Medical conditions due to injuries from internationally prohibited butterfly bullets and other illegal Israeli weapons as well as from water contamination cannot be treated because of the siege. In addition to the ban on building materials, Israel also prevents many other necessities from being imported: lights bulbs, candles, matches, books, refrigerators, shoes, clothing, mattresses, sheets,...


Probe Memory Packs 138 Terabytes Per Square Inch "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

New automated approach could help make STM probe memory commercially viable

Researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a new approach to rewritable data storage technology by using a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to remove and replace hydrogen atoms from the surface of a silicon wafer. If this approach realizes its potential, it could lead to a data storage technology capable of storing 1,000 times more data than todays hard drives, up to 138 terabytes per square inch.

As a bit of background, Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer developed the first STM in 1986 for which they later received the Nobel Prize in physics. In the over thirty years since an STM first imaged an atom by exploiting a phenomenon known as tunnelingwhich causes electrons to jump from the surface atoms of a material to the tip of an ultra-sharp electrode suspended a few angstroms abovethe technology has become the backbone of so-called nanotechnology.

In addition to imaging the world on the atomic scale for the last thirty years, STMs have been experimented with as a potential data storage device. Last year, we reported on how IBM (where Binnig and Rohrer first developed the STM) used an STM in combination with an iron atom to serve as an electron-spin resonance sensor to read the magnetic pole of holmium atoms. The north and south poles of the holmium atoms served as the 0 and 1 of digital logic.

The Canadian researchers have taken a somewhat different approach to making an STM into a data storage device by automating a known technique that uses the ultrasharp tip of the STM to apply a voltage pulse above an atom to remove individual hydrogen atoms from the surface of a silicon wafer. Once the atom has been removed, there is a vacancy on the surface. These vacancies can be patterned on the surface to create devices and memories.

We have automated the removal procedure so that it is possible to enter a design, and have it created without user intervention, explained Roshan Achal, a PhD student at the University of Alberta and lead author on the research described in the journal Nature Communications.

A demonstration of how the removing and replacing of hydrogen atoms on silicon surface can create the 0s and 1s of digi...


Defenders Lock Down in Colorado over Caged and Imprisoned Migrant Children at ICE "IndyWatch Feed War"

Unicorn Riot reporting live on Thursday -- "All eight folks who were detained by police after blockading the driveway entrances to the #ICE #Denver Field Office have been freed from custody. Seven of them were dropped off on the side of a road by police, instead of being brought to jail. More updates to come." #OccupyICE Defenders Lock Down in Colorado over Caged and Imprisoned Migrant


How complacent 'centrists' are to blame for the Brexit nightmare "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ever since the Brexit vote I've consistently argued that without the ideologically imposed suffering and impoverishment of the six preceding years of hard-right Tory austerity dogma, the Brexit vote would never have been carried narrowly over the line by the resulting wave of public anger.

It's always reassuring to have your political opinions backed up by hard empirical data, and that's exactly what Thiemo Fetzer at the University of Warwick has done in a working paper that draws clear causal links between grievances at Tory austerity policies and the Brexit vote.

What the Warwick paper doesn't do is look at the wider political context and the disgraceful failure of the political centre to counter this socially and economically ruinous Tory fixation with austerity dogma. A failure which ended up creating the opportunity for the hard-right of the Tory party (and their Ukipper allies) to cynically pin the blame for the consequences of their own right-wing ideological agenda onto immigrants and the EU.

The Liberal-Democrats are most obviously to blame for this failure having enabled the Tories back into power in 2010, then having repeatedly voted in favour of all kinds of horrific austerity policies such as cuts to in-work benefits, deliberate wage repression policies, massive local government cuts, savage welfare reforms such as the draconian sanctions regime and the systematic abuse of disabled people, unprecedented cuts in infrastructure investment, social care cuts, and significant reductions in real terms spending on vital public services such as hospitals, schools, policing, and th...


IMO TS Ellis will surprise ... "IndyWatch Feed War"

(editorial) Princeton, Harvard Law, Oxford law studies, six years in the navy, appointed by Reagan. This is a hard fellow to talk your way around in a courtroom. Sayings from TS Ellis: "Don't roll your eyes at me." (to Mueller's...


Denmark: Muslim women defy the face veil ban as Islamophobic and intolerant "IndyWatch Feed War"

A group of women in Denmark is defying the face veil ban, referring to the ban as racist and intolerant. These women would not dare protest intolerance in an Islamic state. Islamic supremacist incursion into the West, disguised as womens rights and an issue of tolerance and racism, while exploiting democratic freedoms, is nothing new. []


Hidroelctricas y mineras amenazan a pueblos indgenas en Mxico "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ante el avance de proyectos mineros e hidroelctricos; indgenas nahuas y totonacos de la Sierra Norte de Puebla en Mxico se movilizan en la capital del estado.

Por Javier Hernndez* Desde los primeros aos de la dcada en curso, tras percatarse de la magnitud de proyectos de minera a cielo abierto , represas hidroelctricas y extraccin de hidrocarburos mediante fractura hidrulica o fracking que pretenden instalarse en la regin Norte de Puebla, cientos de pueblos y comunidades se han movilizado para resistir frente a lo que ellos llaman proyectos de muerte, pues consideran que estos destruyen la naturaleza, contaminan el agua y la tierra, dividen a las comunidades y perjudican la salud de los pobladores.

Los movimientos en defensa del territorio se han fortalecido y articulado desde entonces , impidiendo el avance de los proyectos de muerte. Sin embargo, recientemente dos de estos proyectos estn avanzando en materia de permisos otorgados por autoridades gubernamentales, lo cual ha preocupado a los pobladores.

Ante esta situacin, representantes de diversas comunidades y organizaciones campesinas, indgenas y de derechos humanos, viajaron a la ciudad de Puebla el pasado lunes 23 de marzo para movilizarse y alzar la voz.

Uno de estos permisos fue aprobado el pasado 3 de julio por parte de la Comisin Nacional del Agua -Conagua- en el cual se autoriza la concesin de agua para el proyecto Puebla 1, complejo hidroelctrico que contempla la construccin en dos embalses del Ro Ajajalpan, en territorio totonaco. Casi al mismo tiempo, la Comisin Nacional Forestal Conafor- de la Secretara de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Semarnat-, aprobaba el permiso para cambio de uso forestal para el mismo proyecto, el cual pretende generar energa para la empresa Walmart (multinacional de tiendas de origen estadounidense).

Ubicacin del Proyecto Ixtaca, el cual afectara comunidades nahuas del municipio de Ixtacamaxtitln. Fuente: Project Poder

Por otra parte, la empresa Almaden Minerals que pretende ejecutar un proyecto de minera a cielo abierto en la zona nahua, en el municipio de Ixtacamaxtitln, ha dicho que est m...


Police Chief Stole Drugs from Evidence Locker and Then Fatally Overdosed on Them "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


An Ohio police chief was found dead in his home after he'd overdosed on opioids he had stolen from the department's evidence locker.

The post Police Chief Stole Drugs from Evidence Locker and Then Fatally Overdosed on Them appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


ESSENTIAL READING: Pawns In The Game by William Guy Carr part 12 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CHAPTER ELEVEN Stalin        Stalin was born Joseph Vissarionovich Djugashvili, in the mountain village of Gori in the province of Georgia in 1879.  His father was a peasant from the town Dido-Lilo.  His mother, Ekaterina Geladze, was a devoutly religious woman whose forebears had been serfs in the village of Gambarouli. Not a great deal is []


Desintegran toda una corporacin policiaca en Tabasco; dos elementos extorsionaban "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Los elementos policiacos de Tabasco fueron identificados tras una detencin; alegaron ser parte del grupo Gopes   Regeneracin, 3 de agosto de 2018. El Grupo de Operaciones Especiales (Gopes), integrado por 65 elementos, perteneciente a la Fiscala General del Estado de Tabasco, fue desintegrado en su totalidad a raz de que dos de los elementos de []

La entrada Desintegran toda una corporacin policiaca en Tabasco; dos elementos extorsionaban se public primero en Regeneracin.


Financial parasitism and the American oligarchy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This is an administration that demonizes millions of working people who come to the United States seeking safety and a better life, calling them "illegal aliens" because they are undocumented. But when it comes to the interests of the billionaires, there's no concern over what is legal, only over how best to fatten their portfolios.


Swiss government caves to political correctness, rejects burqa ban "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Swiss government has opposed a grassroots campaign for a nationwide ban on facial coverings in public that will prompt a binding referendum. As an alternative, the Swiss government has suggested adopting laws that would prevent people from covering their faces when dealing with officials and punish anyone who forced women to conceal their faces []


CVE-2018-14773 Symfony Flaw expose Drupal websites to hack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A vulnerability in the Symfony HttpFoundation component tracked as CVE-2018-14773, could be exploited by attackers to take full control of the affected Drupal websites.

The Drupal project uses the Symfony library. The Symfony library has released a security update that impacts Drupal. Refer to the Symfony security advisory for the issue. The same vulnerability also exists in the Zend Feed and Diactoros libraries included in Drupal core; however, Drupal core does not use the vulnerable functionality. reads the advisory published by Drupal.

If your site or module uses Zend Feed or Diactoros directly, read the Zend Framework security advisory and update or patch as needed.

Symfony HttpFoundation component is a third-party library used in the Drupal Core, the flaw affects Drupal 8.x versions before 8.5.6.

Symfony is web application framework that is being used by a lot of projects, this means that the CVE-2018-14773 vulnerability could potentially affect a large number of web applications.

The flaw is due to the Symfonys support for legacy and risky HTTP headers.

Support for a (legacy) IIS header that lets users override the path in the request URL via the X-Original-URL or X-Rewrite-URL HTTP request header allows a user to access one URL but have Symfony return a different one which can bypass restrictions on higher level caches and web servers. reads the security advisory published by Symfony.

The fix drops support for these two obsolete IIS headers: X-Original-URL and X_REWRITE_URL. reads the security advisory published Symfony.

A remote attack can trig...


No More Nazi Onesies on Amazon "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As Corporate Media Looks the Other Way, US-Backed Saudi Bombing Campaign Kills Dozens in Yemen (Jimmy)

The author writes, As some of Americas most prominent corporate media outlets continued their lengthy blackout of Yemens deepening humanitarian crisis a catastrophe made possible by the US governments enthusiastic military and political support for Saudi Arabias years-long assault on the starving nation the Saudi-led coalition on Thursday reportedly killed more than 50 people and injured over 100 more in a massive bombing campaign targeting the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah.

The Utility of the RussiaGate Conspiracy (Reader Luke)

The author writes, For the Democrats, Russiagate allows them to ignore calls for change and not scrutinize why they lost to the most unpopular presidential candidate in history. For the state, Russiagate has encouraged liberals to forego their faculties and develop a state-worshiping, conspiratorial mindset in the face of a common, manufactured enemy. For corporate media, too, the disciplining effect of the Russia narrative is highly useful, allowing them to reassert control over the means of communication under the guise of preventing a Russian fake news infiltration.

New Letter From 2 Dozen Attorneys General Calls on US to End Anonymous Shell Companies (Jimmy)

The author writes, On Thursday, in a move that transparency watchdog Global Witness has called unprecedented, some two dozen attorneys general from across the country have signed a joint, bipartisan letter calling for the end of anonymous shell companies in the US.

The author writes, After the strongest 3rd quarter earnings for...


When Is Wrought Iron Not Wrought Iron? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I grew up with a blacksmith for a parent, and thus almost every metalworking processes seems entirely normal to have as part of everyday life throughout my childhood. There seemed to be nothing we owned that couldnt be either made or repaired with the application of a bit of welded steel. Children of blacksmiths grow up with a set of innate heavy hardware hacker or maker skills that few other young people acquire at that age. You know almost from birth that you should always look away from the arc when dad is welding, and you also probably have a couple of dictionary definitions ready to roll off the tongue.

The first is easy enough, farrier. A farrier makes and fits horseshoes. Some blacksmiths are farriers, many arent. Sorry, my dad made architectural ironwork for upmarket houses in London when he wasnt making improvised toys for me and my sisters, he didnt shoe horses. Next question.

The second is a bit surprising. Wrought iron. My dad didnt make wrought iron.

But Hang on, you say, dont blacksmiths make wrought iron? At which point the floodgates open if you are talking to a blacksmith, and you receive the Wrought Iron Lecture.

Modern Wrought Iron Isnt Really a Thing


The emerging Democratic-neoconservative alliance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The neoconservatives have had a terrible influence on US politics. They gained a firm foothold in the Bush-Cheney administration and succeeded in pushing for disastrous wars against Iraq and Afghanistan and threatening war against Iran. Their goal was the destabilization of the Arab governments in the region, and the dynamic they created resulted in the Obama administration continuing the policies and leading to chaos in yet more nations like Libya and Syria. The resulting blowback with the rise of groups like ISIS resulted in the neoconservatives being discredited and lying low for awhile but they are making a comeback.

They are being helped in their rehabilitation by the warm embrace of the Democratic party establishment. Their ticket to this acceptance? Being critical of Donald Trump. All the villains who were cheerleaders for wars: Bill Kristol, Max Boot, David Frum, Dan Senor, Robert Kagan, and Andrew Sullivan and publications like The Weekly Standard are using their anti-Trump positions to become Democratic and media darlings. The alliance is manifesting itself in new groups like the Alliance for Securing Democracy. (Pro-tip: Just like the words family and values in a groups title suggests that the group is likely to be anti-gay and anti-choice, so is any indication of promoting democracy in other countries a sign that the real goal is destablization and the overthrow of governments.)

Glenn Greenwald writes that this emerging neoconservative alliance began quietly some time ago even before Trump came into prominence, largely because the warmongering agenda of the neoconservatives had much in common with the belligerent policies of Hillary Clinton.

It is, in fact, the ultimate union of mainstream Democratic foreign policy officials and the worlds most militant, and militaristic, neocons. The group is led by two longtime Washington foreign policy hands, one from the establishment Democratic wing and the other a key figure among leading GOP neocons.

Greenwald goes on to look at the people in this and related organizations and what their real goals are.

In sum just as was true of the first Cold War, when neocons made their home among the Cold Warriors of the Democratic Party on the key foreign policy controversies, there is now little to no daylight between leading Democratic Party foreign policy gurus and the Bush-era neocons who had wallowed in disgrace following the debacle of Iraq and the broader abuses of the war on terror. Thats why they are able so comfortably to unify this way in support of common foreign policy objectives and beliefs.


Saudi Arabia: Raif Badawis sister among womens rights activists arrested, belying claims of modernization "IndyWatch Feed War"

Human Rights Watch has reported: Saudi Arabia has arrested two more womens rights activists, the latest to be swept up in a government crackdown on activists, clerics and journalistsMore than a dozen womens rights activists have been targeted since May. Most campaigned for the right to drive and an end to the kingdoms male guardianship []

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Trump Is Taking Down a Major Revenue Stream of the Deep State Without the Help of the Sessions and Rosenstein "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A child-sex trafficking bust has taken place and on the surface, the story is not significant from an international perspective. At least it is not until the associations of the prostitution ring are revealed. Trump is clearly going after one of the major revenue streams for the 5th column forces that are streaming into this country (ie terrorists and MS-13, etc.).

From the Toronto Sun

Detectives say the girls snatched from Colombia and Venezuela were lured into the gangs clutches with promises of becoming supermodels in Cartagena

The underage sex slaves all between 14 and 17 years old were branded with tattoos to show their ownership

the gangs ringleader was named as Madame Liliana del Carmen Campos Puello. Its believed the sultry pimp worked with an Israeli crime group

This was classic South American prostitution. However, Puellos group has an American connection as evidenced by this revelation in the ...


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By Waqas

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Henningsen and UKC host Mike Robinson take a look at NYTs new publisher, A.G. Sulzberger. Sulzberger, 37, confirmed that he met with President Trump in late July at the White House. After Trump put the meeting on the record by tweeting about it recently, the young news head revealed what he told Trump:

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A.G. Sulzberger (Photo Credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)

Henningsen puts the publishers statement into perspective:

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We also learn the purge of newsrooms continues across the US and UK, adds Robinson, and the NYT and other MSM outlets have a lot to answer for.

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No smartphones in class we are French!! "IndyWatch Feed Asia"


By Taazakhabar News Bureau

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A new law passed by the French lawmakers seeks to prevent children from getting addicted to their smartphone as well as preserving the sanctity of the classroom. In what has been called a public health problem the French government seeks to protect public health amid fears of the devices long-term effects on mental development.

The ban includes using smartphones in hallways, playgrounds and in between classes. As per the new law Children may still bring electronic devices confined inside their bag to school but strictly in airplane mode. Any deliberate or unintentional breaking the rule will lead to confiscation of the device.

Our main role is to protect children and adolescents, French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer was quoted as saying. Blanquer has been ardently promoting that students should leave their phones in secure boxes in the school premises.

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Ban on smartphones in classrooms in nothing new in Europe. Many British, Israeli and Swedish schools have imposed such prohibitions. In the United States, most schools set their own policies which vary from state to state. For instance, the largest School District in California Los Angeles Unified, forbids the use of cellphones in school, while Miami-Dade County, the largest public school district in Florida, provides free cellphones to...


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Sarah Jeong went to The New York Times from The Verge.

It wasnt hard to discover that Sarah Jeong has a Twitter page littered with racist filth.

In fact, her page is FILLED with racist white-hating garbage.

And Sarah just got hired to write for The New York Times!

The New York Times defended Jeong in a statement yesterday.

And now this
Sarah Jeong is also anticop.
Jeong posted several anticop tweets including tweets mocking dead cops.

Sarah had these words for cops:
cops could die
let me know when a cop gets killed by a rock or molotov cocktail
throw ice at cops

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