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Thursday, 13 September


Steven Mithen: Denisovans meet Neanderthals "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Sometimes the surprise is in discovering just how much we dont know. In 2008 a bone from a childs little finger was found in Denisova Cave in the Atlai Mountains of Siberia. Few other bones were found and it was therefore unclear whether the finger bone came from a modern human or from a Neanderthal; whats more, the deposits were mixed up, and it wasnt clear how, or if, the bones were associated with the stone artefacts also found in the cave. In the days before DNA analysis, Denisova Cave would have been just another archaeological site, with little new to tell us. But in the event part of the finger bone was sent to Svante Pbos laboratory, and our knowledge of human evolution changed for ever.


Undersea eruption detected at Ioto (Iwo Jima), seawater shooting as high as 10 m (33 feet), Japan "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Aerial photos taken on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, show sure signs of undersea volcanic eruption at Japanese Ioto volcano, former Iwo Jima. The volcano has been showing increased volcanic activity since the past weekend. JMA said Wednesday that photos taken by...... Read more

Die Bundesregierung will jetzt doch endlich zurckhacken.Die ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die Bundesregierung will jetzt doch endlich zurckhacken.

Die Bundesregierung arbeitet an "rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen" um offensiv zurckhacken zu knnen. Das erklrten hochrangige Vertreter auf dem vom Behrdenspiegel veranstalteten Kongress Public IT-Security. Andreas Knen, Abteilungsleiter Cyber- und Informationssicherheit im Bundesinnenministerium (BMI), sprach sich dafr aus, dass die "richtigen Behrden" eine rechtliche Grundlage fr die "aktive Cyberabwehr" bekommen.
Uiuiuiui, "aktive Cyberabwehr", ja?

Und sie haben die Frechheit, das auch noch unter "Security" laufen zu lassen.

Ich stell mir gerade vor, wie die Profispezialexpertenhacker des Innenministeriums einen Portscan an der Firewall detektieren und zurckhacken wollen, bei einem Script Kiddie in Russland rauskommen und dann von dem so nass gemacht werden, dass die Infrastruktur danach wochenlang nicht verfgbar ist. Welcher fitte Hacker arbeitet denn bitte freiwillig fr das Innenministerium!?

Update: Falls jemand von euch vergessen hat, wie "aktive Verteidigung" im der polizeistaatlichen Praxis aussieht: Na wie bei der No-Name-Crew damals!

Habt ihr das auch gehrt? Das Bundesamt fr Verfassungsschutz ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Habt ihr das auch gehrt? Das Bundesamt fr Verfassungsschutz kann nicht verboten werden. Zu viele V-Leute der Nazis!

Psychopolitics of the scarecrow (Jorge Majfud) "IndyWatch Feed World"

12/09/2018 - President Donald Trump has just announced that, to answer the endless list of books that criticize him (especially books written by his former friends and trusted men, who by now are almost all of them), ...


The Vineyard of the Saker "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) The Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok has become a crucial part of strategic integration between China,


New Strzok-Page texts reveal others were leaking like mad in lead up to Trump-Russia probe "IndyWatch Feed War"

New text messages between ex-FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reveal others were leaking like mad in the run-up to the Trump-Russia collusion probe, according to new communications between the former lovers obtained exclusively by Fox News.

A lengthy exchange dated Dec. 15, 2016 appears to reveal a potential leak operation for political purposes.

Oh, remind me to tell you tomorrow about the times doing a story about the rnc hacks, Page texted Strzok.

And more than they already did? I told you Quinn told me they pulling out all the stops on some story Strzok replied.

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Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page and fired FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok exchanged anti-Trump text messages.  (AP)

A source told Fox News Quinn could be referring to Richard Quinn, who served as the chief of the Media and Investigative Publicity Section in the Office of Public Affairs. Quinn could not be reached for comment.

Strzok again replied: Think our sisters have begun leaking like mad. Scorned and worried, and political, theyre kicking into overdrive.

In one passage, Strzok apparently misreads a reference to rnc as mc, and then, realizing his error, blames old man eyes.

It is unclear at this point to whom Strzok was referring when he used the term sisters.

Think our sisters have begun leaking like mad. Scorned and worried, and political, theyre kicking into overdrive.

Peter Strzok to Lisa Page

Retired FBI special agent and former FBI national spokesman John Iannarelli told Fox News it could be a reference to another government agency.

Sisters is an odd phrase to use, Iannarelli told Fox News Wednesday. It could be any intelligence agency or any other federal law enforcement agency. The FBI works with all of them because, post 9/11, its all about cooperation and sharing.

There are 17 agencies in the Intelligence Community, including the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the National Security Agency, and the FBI.

The leaking like mad text came on the same day that several news outlets reported that U.S. intelligen...


Maverick Media Use McCain Funeral to Shore Up US Imperialism "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Gregory Shupak | FAIR | September 11, 2018 Elite media insist theyre engaged in challenging the imperious presidency of Donald Trump. But their support for US imperialism itself remains vigorous, as coverage of the funeral of Sen. John McCain showed clearly. In a September 1 news report, Washington Post national security reporter Greg Jaffe []


Making a point "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

When the good news about unemployment falling and wages outstripping the cost of living broke yesterday I wondered how BBC One's News at Ten would report it and whether they'd use it to make an anti-Brexit point. Well, even I was surprised at how quickly that anti-Brexit point came last night:
Huw Edwards: Wages grew faster than expected in the three months to July, as they continue to outstrip the cost of living for the fourth month in succession. Official data shows that pay, excluding bonuses, rose by 2.9% during the period, while unemployment has continued to fall, remaining at its lowest level for over 40 years, Our economics correspondent, Andy Verity, reports. 
Andy Verity: The firm that runs this construction site in Salford has no shortage of work. But a shortage of skilled workers is a growing problem. Until this year, its subcontractors could find the staff they needed easily, mostly from the rest of the European Union. 
Ged Rooney, Bardsley Construction: We've got Albanians working on here now but the dry liners, joiners, tilers tend to be Eastern European. So, in some instances, when they leave, it gets very, very difficult to entice the British workforce back on to the sites. 
Is that a record?


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Saudi Arabia: Man arrested for having breakfast with a woman "IndyWatch Feed War"

Here is the reality behind the hype about Saudi Arabias modernization. Man arrested after breakfast with woman in Saudi Arabia, by Tom Gerken and Rana Taha, BBC, September 10, 2018 (thanks to the Geller Report): An Egyptian man in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after a video of him having breakfast with a woman went []


Federal grand jury indicts New Mexico compound jihadis, alleges they planned terror attacks "IndyWatch Feed War"

It is good to see the feds get one right for a change, and correct the outrageous mishandling of this case by New Mexico authorities. Federal Grand Jury Indicts NM Compound Suspects, Alleges They Planned Terror Attacks, Breaking 911, September 11, 2018: ALBUQUERQUE A federal grand jury sitting in Albuquerque, N.M., has indicted Jany []


As World Burns, Half US Population Chronically Ill . . . "IndyWatch Feed War"

Stealing Life with the Big Bad Retail King One-third of All Buying Transactions 

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls.
Who steals my purse steals trash; tis something, nothing;
Twas mine, tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed.

Iago, Shakespeares Othello

Its more than disconcerting to hear the blathering now, September 2018, about Jeff Bezos. About Amazon dot com as richest company ever. To hear the fawning love of the rich guy, now, when we were predicting a slave master killing publishing, killing independence; news reports and tribute after tribute for this full-fledged Midas of tax cheating, our homegrown monopolist of the highest order, anti-American who gives a shit about main street America, a misanthropic fake news purveyor, a full-bore felonious PT Barnum and smoke and mirrors double shuffle guy who thinks of his tens upon tens of thousands of warehouse workers as spindles, interchangeable parts, and to hell with their precarity, their one nose-bleed from homelessness.

This is a time of same sides of the coin of the realm: the conservative and the liberal, the War-Mongering Democratic Party drooling at the McCain fiasco and the Sycophantic Zio-Christo Republicans confused about who is going to own what while scampering away like rats into the alleys as the headlights of their narcissist-in-chief blowtorches the world.

The most important characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) are grandiosity, seeking excessive admiration, and a lack of empathy. These identifying features can result in a negative impact on an individuals interpersonal affairs and life general. In most cases, on the exterior, these patients act with an air of right and control, dismissing others, and frequently showcasing condescending or denigrating attitudes. Nevertheless, internally, these patients battle with strong feelings of low self esteem issues and inadequacy. Even though the typical NPD patient may achieve great achievements, ultimately their functioning in society can be affected as these characteristics interfere with both personal and professional relationships. A large part of this is as result of the NPD patient being incapable of receiving disapproval or rebuff of any kind, in addition to the fact that the NPD patient typically exhibits lack of empathy and overall disrespect for others.**

** Note that NPD runs through the DNA of these ministers like Jimmy Swaggart or Billy-Franklin Graham, through the family RNA of so-called royalty of the world, in t...


Students bury #Shell during promo talk by CEO Shell #Netherlands at the University of #Amsterdam "IndyWatch Feed War"

Students bury Shell during promotion speech by CEO Shell Netherlands at the UvA Amsterdam on the  12th of  September 2018.

Originally published by Indymedia NL.

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.

Today, the promotion speech by the CEO of Shell Netherlands, Marjan van Loon, at an event at the University of Amsterdam was disrupted by a game of bullshit Bingo. Students distributed Bingo cards with collect all well-known green lies that climate criminal Shell uses to greenwash their industry for years. In recognizing well-known child marketing soundbites from the fossil industry, hands went up and Bingo was called into the audience.

When after some consternation the attention had just been regained back to the stage, several students with helmets and vests arrived with a huge pipeline into the hall. Mind the pipeline they shouted through the room.

With this action, the campaigners underlined the forgotten elephant in the room: that Shell is still investing a meager 2.5% in green branch of its business, while it continues on a killer-course of fossil-capital addiction, destroys habitats and homes with its extractivism, violates local communities and increases climate disruption with catastrophic consequences. Anyone who thought the show was finished was wrong. Halfway through the derailed sales pitch of Marjan van Loon, students dropped banners from the balustrade of the hall with the text Tax Shell, not the public sector #dividend tax and Invest in education, not in fossil fuels .

The message of the students is that there are many reasons to protest against Shell, but that in the context of the University of Amsterdam where the shell-marketing spectacle is facilitated, one should not forget that Dutch politicians who work more for multinationals than the people have led companies such as Shell to receive continuous taxbreak and subsidies gifts of which the 2,000,000,000 euro dividend tax abolition is the last striking example. Meanwhile Dutch education has suffered greatly from being put on sale by the Dutch state for years. With the soon to be imposed two billion tax break, politics could make the public domain and education stronger. The students state: If we would also look at the 7 billion tax avoidance that Shell has done in recent years and the 7.6 billi...


No son slo memoria "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Por detrs de mi voz

Escucha, escucha

Otra voz canta

Daniel Viglietti

Esto no empez hace cuatro dcadas. Pero apenas est celebrando 40 aos de haber transformado el infinito dolor por la desaparicin forzada de un ser querido en una lucha que ha rendido muchos frutos en nuestro pas: ms de 1,500 presos polticos liberados, 148 desaparecidos encontrados, el regreso de los exiliados.

Hace 40 aos y dos semanas, exactamente el lunes 28 de agosto de 1978, ochenta y tres mujeres y cuatro hombres se instalaron en huelga de hambre en el atrio de la Catedral Metropolitana. Trajeron suteres para protegerse del fro y taparse del sol, volantes para repartir y los retratos de sus hijos convertidos en grandes carteles: Jess Piedra Ibarra, Rafael Ramrez Duarte, Javier Gaytn Saldvar, Jacob Njera Hernndez, Jacobo Gmiz Garca, Jos Sayeg Nevares, Jos de Jess Corral Garca, Francisco Gmez Magdaleno

Sumaban 481 retratos: 481 muchachos y muchachas desaparecidos. Sus madres, sus esposas, sus hermanas, llegaron de Sinaloa, de Sonora, de Guerrero, de Monterrey, de Jalisco; de Oaxaca se sumaron cuatro paps. En una manta con letras rojas poda leerse Los encontraremos. Rosario Ibarra de Piedra iba y vena, no se daba abasto.

A Sara de Ramrez Duarte la estremece que las consignas de aquellos aos hoy se retomen, que hoy sigan siendo vigentes. Dolorosamente vigentes: Vivos se los llevaron: vivos los queremos!. Rafael, su compaero, el padre de sus hijos, tena 29 aos y estudiaba Economa en la Unam, militaba en la Liga Comunista 23 de Septiembre cuando, el 9 de junio de 1977, la Brigada Blanca lo desapareci junto con sus hermanos y cuada. Fue brutalmente torturado en el Campo Militar Nmero Uno. Desde entonces no se ha sabido ms de l

Dicen que no estn muertos,...


Mythbusting China Cold War 2.0: Debt Traps and Bird Flu "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This week was Xi Jinpings big Africa moment, the Forum on China Africa Cooperation or FOCAC.   Maybe you didnt hear about it a lot because the PRC was counterprogramming against the Wests debt trap diplomacy talking point with some success. And maybe you did hear about Chinas plot to kill us all with bird flu. []


Solo 87 empresas controlan toda la cadena productiva del agronegocio "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Foto: Concentracin en la cadena productiva e incremento de los monocultivos representan una amenaza a la soberana alimentar / Agencia Brasil

Slo 87 corporaciones con sede en 30 pases dominan la cadena productiva del agronegocio en todo el mundo. Entre ellas, estn las gigantes del sector de bebidas y carnes, como Coca-Cola, AmBev, JBS y Unilever; pero tambin empresas de tecnologa como IBM, Microsoft y Amazon, atradas para la produccin agrcola y venta minorista por reas como big data (grandes conjuntos de manipulacin de datos) y vehculos inteligentes.

Cuatro grandes trading companies controlan la importacin y exportacin de commodities agrcolas: el llamado grupo ABCD, formado por las empresas estadounidenses  Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bunge, Cargill y el conglomerado multinacional con sede en Holanda, Louis Dreyfus Company. Actualmente, representan un 70% del mercado mundial decommodities agrcolas.

Esos datos forman parte del Atlas Agroalimentario, lanzado en Brasil este martes (16). El informe analiza la cadena global de la agricultura y cmo la concentracin del mercado en manos de pocas empresas moldean el sistema agrcola mundial.

Maureen Santos, coordinadora de Justicia Socioambiental de Heinrich Bll, una de las promovedoras del atlas, explica que el nuevo documento presenta anlisis sobre la realidad local del agronegocio.

Segn ella, el mrito del proyecto se debe al levantamiento que rene, en una sola publicacin, los datos del sector sobre finanzas, inversiones y maquinaria; conflictos relacionados al acceso a la tierra y al agua, semillas y uso de fertilizantes en el mercado de commodities, desde el procesamiento de alimentos hasta el consumo domstico.

[El Atlas] muestra que globalmente, y tambin en Brasil, hay problemas muy serios relacionados con esa cadena: la expansin de los monocultivos y el consecuente incremento del uso de agroqumicos y de los problemas de salud; reduccin de la calidad de los suelos y de la biodiversidad; los conflictos que se relacionan con la concentracin del mercado y del incremento de la adquisicin de tierras en detrimento de las condiciones de vida y del trabajo de la agricultura familiar, campesina y de las comunidades ancestrales.


El Atlas tambin demuestra cmo funciona el juego financiero de lastrading companies que forman el grupo ABCD en el mercado especulativo.

En 2015, el comercio de contratos de futuros sobre maz fue 11 veces mayor que la produccin mundial de este grano. Es decir, mientras la cosecha de maz lleg a 978 toneladas, los contratos en la Bolsa de Valores lleg...


CVE-2017-16639 - Tor Browser Deanonymization With SMB "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Filippo Cavallarin on Sep 12

Advisory ID: SGMA18-002
Title: Tor Browser Deanonymization With SMB
Product: Tor Browser < 8.0, Firefox < 62 / < 60.2.0esr
Type: Information Disclosure
Risk level: 4 / 5
Credits: filippo.cavallarin () wearesegment com
CVE: CVE-2017-16639
Vendor notification: 2017-11-02
Vendor fix:...


To engage or not to engage with racists? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If you blinked, you might have missed the media flutter about the New Yorker magazine reversing its decision to invite Stephen Bannon, one-time Svengali to Donald Trump, to be interviewed at its festival. The reversal was caused because editor David Remnick received a lot of criticism and pressure, with other invited celebrities such as Judd Apatow and Jim Carrey saying they would not attend if Bannon was there. Of course, this has resulted in the usual right-wing whining about the intolerant left, that they are being de-platformed and denied the chance to voice their views.

Remnick issued a lengthy statement explaining why he invited Bannon and then reversed course, which did not satisfy anyone, In it, Remnick defended the invitation by saying that Bannon was a newsworthy person and that it was necessary to engage with people of having different views. But it is clear that the event that Bannon was invited to was unlikely to result in a tough interview because it was not your standard interview setting, with the reporter and subject going one-one. The whole festival is more like a party. Matt Taibbi explains that while interviewing Bannon could be a worthwhile exercise, this was not the place.

The whole idea of a New Yorker Festival is an abomination that no working journalist could be involved in without puking. I had to have it explained to me twice. Its basically a horrifically overpriced intellectual amusement park, where you get to pay $79 to watch Andy Borowitz genuflect before Adam Schiff, and another $79 to watch Jeffrey Toobin do the same with Sally Yates probably talking all about Trump, of course, which is ironic, because for $79, you can attend a panel called Trump, Inc. that stars Felix Sater and Michael Avenatti talking about the man and his money. A lunch tour with Calvin Trillin costs you $249, while making sense of the madness with poor Chris Hayes is a bleacher seat at $59.

A bunch of people agreeing with each other, over food. As even New Yorker staffer Malcolm Gladwell noted, thats not an ideas festival, its a dinner party.

Its a naked money-suck and an admirably transparent effort to turn Manhattanite Trump anxiety into lots of cash. In this context, the recruitment of the hated Bannon as one of these overpriced bearded-lady booths feels a lot less like journalism and a lot more like a particularly revolting new form of commerce.

As a reporter, I absolutely want to interview Steve Bannon. Ive got questions about a lot of the stuff in the Wolff book, and then also about how he conned reporters li...


No Russian trace in Manafort case, but Moscow portrayed as villain Lavrov "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | September 12, 2018 Nothing in the charges against former US President Donald Trumps campaign manager Paul Manafort suggests any ties to Russia, but US media are scapegoating Moscow anyway, the Russian foreign minister said. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was addressing young diplomats at a session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok []


Maxine Waters goes on Trump impeachment tear, vows to get him Then go after Pence. Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr weigh in "IndyWatch Feed War"

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters escalated her rhetorical assault on President Trump over the weekend vowing to get him and repeating the word impeachment over and over.

Waters, who took heat earlier this year for urging her supporters to confront Trump administration officials in public, told a group gathered in Los Angeles that some Democratic leaders have asked her to stop talking about impeaching Trump.

Theres a difference in how some of our leadership talk about how we should handle all of this, Water said. They say, Maxine, please dont say impeachment anymore.

And when they say that, I say impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment.

In video posted by The American Mirror, Waters said she wakes up in the middle of the night and all I can think about is Im going to get him, in reference to Trump.

The California congresswoman, who was accepting an award from the Stonewall Young Democrats on Saturday, has been one of the most outspoken congressional Democrats calling for impeachment. While many in party leadership have shied away from those demands, Waters and her allies are emboldened by the prospect of Democrats retaking the House in the midterms and, potentially, using a majority to launch impeachment proceedings.

In June, Waters made controversial comments amid the backlash over the White Houses zero-tolerance immigration policy leading to family separations at the border.

If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them theyre not welcome anymore, anywhere, Waters said.

The lawmaker later claimed that she wasnt calling for protesters to actually harm Cabinet members.

On Saturday, Waters once again brought up the remarks from earlier in the summer and said she did not threaten Trump supporters but see...


Seagate Personal Cloud multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Summer of Pwnage on Sep 12

Seagate Personal Cloud multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities
Yorick Koster, September 2017

Seagate Personal Cloud is a consumer-grade...


Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440% In Half Decade, Adding To Dry Regions Water Woes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke University study concludes. The amount of wastewater from fracking rose 1,440 percent during that period. Over the same time, the total amount of water used for fracking rose roughly half as much, 770 percent, according to the paper published today in the journal Science Advances. Previous studies suggested hydraulic fracturing does not use significantly more water than other energy sources, but those findings were based only on aggregated data from the early years of fracking, Avner Vengosh, professor of geochemistry and water quality at Dukes Nicholas School of the Environment, said in a statement.


Crying wolf after the sheep are dead: A message to journalists "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I want to talk about the reporting on a paper that was recently published in Earth System Dynamics, and about the act now before its too late message. The paper reports on some work done modeling our climates behavior, how it might respond to different scenarios, and what has to be achieved to avoid the 2 Degree mark. Most of the paper is over my head, so Im not going to try to pick it apart, but the way its being talked about seems like a problem to me.

For anybody who has spent time following the talking points and strategies of climate deniers, anything published these days with an x years left before its too late! model headline should raise at least an eyebrow, if not an alarm bell. Weve been hearing these stories for a long time now, and thats a problem. I get why individual politicians, pundits, and reporters might think its a good line, but it has been over-us


[SYSS-2018-015] HiScout GRC Suite < 3.1.5 - Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by sebastian . auwaerter on Sep 12

Advisory ID: SYSS-2018-015
Product: HiScout GRC Suite
Manufacturer: HiScout GmbH
Affected Version(s): < 3.1.5
Tested Version(s):
Vulnerability Type: Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type
Risk Level: High
Solution Status: Fixed
Manufacturer Notification: 2018-07-26
Solution Date: 2018-09-03
Public Disclosure: 2018-09-12
CVE Reference: CVE-2018-16796
Author of Advisory: Sebastian Auwaerter, SySS GmbH...


Friday Hack Chat: Playing With Fire "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Were pretty sure all the hackers and tinkerers and makers out there were a tiny bit of a pyromaniac in their youth. Thats what makes this weeks Hack Chat so exciting: were talking about Hacking With Fire.

Our guest for this weeks Hack Chat will be [Brice Farrell], who, like most of us, has been interested in fire his entire life. Hes taken this interest and turned his amateur passion into something semi-professional. Hes a PGI certified pyrotechnician, an electrical engineer, and an ice carver. This year, he appeared on BattleBots where he built the flame system for Battle Royale with Cheese.

Given [Brice]s extensive expertise, this Hack Chat is going to cover the relevant safety concerns of work with fire, how to keep yourself safe, and how to do everything legally. Well be talking about fireball shooters of all sizes, ignition techniques, and the use (and introduction) of fire in combat robotics. That last point is extremely interesting: is fire on a BattleBot actually useful, and what can you do to protect your bot from it?

Points of in...


New Mexico Terror Compound Suspects Indicted On Firearm And Conspiracy Charges "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

New Mexico Terror Compound Suspects Indicted On Firearm And Conspiracy Charges

Suspects face statutory penalty of five years in prison if convicted on conspiracy charge.

The post...


War Room: Young Americans Starting To Forget 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

War Room: Young Americans Starting To Forget 9/11

Establishment wants to erase history of inside job, Saudi involvement.

The post War Room: Young Americans Starting To Forget 9/11 appeared first on Alternative News Network.


Can Nationalism Save The World From Universalist Ideologies? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Yoram Hazony is an Israeli philosopher, Bible scholar and one of the worlds leading political theorists. His new book, The Virtue of Nationalism, argues that nationalist movements like the election of Trump and Brexit are not putting the world in danger, and why the world should be built on independent, self-governing nations.

Hazony joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss:

-How the Old Testament models political order based on the independence of a nation living within limited borders alongside other independent nations.
-Critiques of liberalism.
-Misconceptions about freedom, modern marriage, community, and family life.

Listen here:


Straight out of the RT propaganda machine: MP attacked for urging UK military restraint in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | September 12, 2018 Labours Emily Thornberry has come under fire on social media for simply asking the UK government not to rely on open source intelligence from terrorist groups in the event of a reported chemical attack in Syria. Thornberry, Labours shadow foreign secretary, asked the government if they would consult Parliament before []


After 9/11: The Staggering Economic And Human Cost Of The War On Terror "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there, President George W. Bush announced on September 20th, 2001, following the 9/11 attacks. Bushs War on Terror did not end with Al Qaeda it has roared on into an endless conflict spanning the globe, costing hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of US taxpayers dollars. Americans should not expect one battle, Bush continued, but a lengthy campaign unlike any other we have ever seen. Days later, the Bush administration launched its air war. By the end of 2001, the US had dropped 17,500 bombs on Afghanistan. The War in Afghanistan is now in its 17th year, making it Americas longest war. The Pentagon reports that the Afghan conflict costs US taxpayers $45 billion per year. The human and economic cost of the post-9/11 US War on Terror has been investigated extensively by the Costs of War Project, based out of the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University.


Ley de Austeridad Republicana recortara pensiones de expresidentes, seguros de vida y gastos mdicos "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La Ley de Austeridad Republicana propuesta por Morena reducira los ingresos de legisladores por percepciones extras.   Regeneracin, 12 de septiembre de 2018.- La Ley de Austeridad Republicana propuesta ayer por Morena planea reducir la percepcin de los legisladores a travs de la eliminacin de Seguros de vida y gastos mdicos mayores para servidores pblicos. []

La entrada Ley de Austeridad Republicana recortara pensiones de expresidentes, seguros de vida y gastos mdicos se public primero en Regeneracin.


European Parliament approves controversial new copyright law in blow to tech firms "IndyWatch Feed War"

An alliance of tech giants and internet activists lost a battle against content creators seeking more protection for their work. The vote by European lawmakers to reform EU copyright law could redefine internet freedom.

Music apps

A multi-year battle that saw media organizations and creative individuals seeking content protection face off against against big tech and internet-freedom activists came to a head in Strasbourg on Wednesday, when the European Parliament voted to update copyright legislation for the age of content-sharing platforms.

MEPs voted 438-226 with 39 abstentions in favor of the EU Copyright Directive that is set to give more power to artists, news and traditional media companies as opposed to tech giants like Facebook, Microsoft and Google.

This is a good sign for Europes creative industry, said German MEP Axel Voss, who helped move the bill along through parliament.

MEPs voted on a range of conflicting amendments prior to the vote, making the make-up of the final draft law not immediately clear.

Two contentious articles

Two contentious proposals were at the heart of the drama: Article 11, which covers the rights of press publishers, would see newspapers, magazines and other such agencies receive a fee when content platforms link to their stories, so-called neighboring rights; and Article 13, which would hold content distributors like YouTube liable for copyright infringement committed on their platforms, an attempt to ensure content producers dont get ripped off.

The laws critics fear that Article 11 will be unworkable and Article 13 could lead to upload filters, or algorithms that would give tech giants control over what content appears on their platform, effectively censoring information. They warn that overly cautious algorithms could also ban content even when it does not breach copyright law, known as overblocking. They also warn of the cost that such a requirement would have for smaller publishing platf...


How To Start All Over And Rebuild Your Life From Scratch "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Luminita D. Saviuc via Purpose Fairy

When life forces you to start all over and rebuild your life from scratch, instead of panicking and looking at the whole thing as a punishment, and instead of allowing fear to paralyze you, you can look at it the whole experience as a new chance. As a new opportunity for you to craft your life on a stronger and healthier foundation. A new chance for you to be happy. To start all over and show the world what you are really made of.


Each day is a gift given to you by life itself. Each day is a new beginning, a new chance and a new opportunity for you to create something better, something new.  To offer more value to the world around you, and to reveal more of yourself to those you love. Each day is a new life, each moment is a precious gift. So make the best of each day. Make the best of each moment.

Here are some things you can do to start all over and rebuild your life from scratch.

P.S. This is a sequel to my previous post, What to Do When You Are Lost and Dont Know Your Next Step.

How to Start All over and Rebuild Your Life from Scratch

1. Be patient.

Starting all over and rebuilding your life from scratch is not an easy thing to do. It requ...


Syria Map Update: Military Situation In Northwestern Latakia And Southern Idlib "IndyWatch Feed War"

This map provides a general look at the military situation in northwestern Latakia and southern Idlib.

Syria Map Update: Military Situation In Northwestern Latakia And Southern Idlib

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FCC delays review of T-MobileSprint merger "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants more time to review the proposed T-MobileSprint merger.The agency announced Tuesday that it was pausing its informal 180-day shot clock to review the transaction in order to give its staff more...


Nancy Pelosi, Confident: I Will Be the Speaker of the House "IndyWatch Feed War"

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told CNNs Christiane Amanpour on Monday that she is confident that Democrats will win the midterm elections on November 6 and that she will be elected Speaker of the House.

Pelosi told Amanpour who praised her as a trail blazer and told her she had achieved incredible things said that she might have stepped aside to make room for new leadership if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election, because she wanted to protect Obamacare a law about which she said she felt very proprietary.

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However, she said, since 45 had won she declined to refer to him as president throughout the interview she would stay and run for speaker, partly to inspire other women:

PELOSI: If Hillary Clinton had won and the Affordable Care Act was protected I feel very proprietary about that I was happy to go my way. We didnt know who would come forward, but thats up to the caucus, they give me the honor of serving and its up to them to choose who comes next. But to have no woman at the table, and to have the Affordable Care Act at risk, I said as long as hes here, I am here. So 45 not to be disrespectful, but

AMANPOUR: You mean President Trump, 45.

PELOSI: Yeah. So, no, but I have always been opposed I think there was one election for leadership that I was not opposed in. People like to get started on what they think comes next, and thats up to the caucus to decide. But I feel very comfortable about the support that I have in the caucus and that I will be the speaker of the house.

AMANPOUR: You definitely are going to stand and you definitely think you are going to win?

PELOSI: I think its really important, though, for women to see as well, because you cant run away from a fight. You are in the arena. So when some people come forward and say, well, we should have somebody new, okay, you are in the arena, when the Republicans have such a poverty of ideas that the only thing they can put in their ads [sic] is that I am a San Francisco liberal who supports LGBTQ rights, I can take the heat. I dont like implying that thats not a good thing, our San Francisco values. But I want women to know that this isnt easy. Power is never given way and it always has to be fought for and this is, again, a constitutional office and I feel very confident about the...


India: Muslim woman murdered by her father and brother for relationship with Hindu man "IndyWatch Feed War"

Islamic law forbids Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men. And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you. And do not marry polytheistic men until they believe. And a believing slave is better than a polytheist, even though he []


How can we do the most good for the world? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Of all the problems facing humanity, which should we focus on solving first?

In a compelling talk about how to make the world better, moral philosopher Will MacAskill provides a framework for answering this question based on the philosophy of effective altruism and shares ideas for taking on three pressing global issues.

Of all the problems facing humanity, which should we focus on solving first? In a compelling talk about how to make the world better, moral philosopher Will MacAskill provides a framework for answering this question based on the philosophy of.


Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Documentary in English and Russian "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Today, we want to let you know that the documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is now available in both English and Russian. This is a documentary exploring the crisis in scientific journal publication and the excessive fees that some publishers charge to access knowledge.

Holding scientific knowledge to ransom

Around 70% of scientific publications are hidden behind paywalls, restricting access to knowledge and holding back progress. We believe that this is unfair and that putting profit before the health of others is unacceptable, and this is one reason why we support the concept of open science here at LEAF.


Shock Report: More Americans Killed By Police Since 9/11 Than Soldiers Killed In War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Matt Agorist via The Free Thought

In a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford praised the 40 million Americans whove served in the military since the revolutionary war. He also noted that 5,000 soldiers have been tragically killed in military action beyond US borders since Americas war on terror was launched after 9/11.

Thousands of families grieve daily for their fallen loved ones and the war machine that sent them to an early grave shows no signs of slowing.

These fallen military men and women, we are told, died fighting for our freedom.

The terrorists hate our freedom, George W. Bush famously said after 9/11. And, if this was true, they certainly have little reason to hate us now, as Freedom in America has plummeted since that fateful September day.

For the last 15 years, America has fallen across the board in indices rating the worlds countries by levels of freedom.

Americans are under constant surveillance, our every move under a microscope by government goons, protecting us from terrorists. We are under the constant threat of violence from the state for possessing a plant, or having a tail light out, or simply walking down the street.

Americans are constantly paranoid of those blue and red lights popping up in the rearview mirror that most always end in extortion and cou...


UNAM: Hacia dnde parar? "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

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A toda la sociedad mexicana nos ha emocionado y enseado profundamente la marcha estudiantil de decenas de miles, no slo por la cantidad sino por la fuerza y claridad de este nuevo Grito de Indignacin Masiva Nacional, sumado a muchos otros desde el 94. La rabia, indignacin, como deca Hannah Arendt, no es en absoluto algo natural, espontneo o fcil de tener, sino que nace de la reflexin de saber que hay condiciones de inhumanidad e injusticia que podran cambiarse y no se hace. Esa es la situacin de la violencia en la Unam y de todo el pas, y se ha prolongado y agravado precisamente por la falta de indignacin y determinacin de muchos/as de nosotros/as. Al igual que los familiares de las vctimas y los pueblos en resistencia Nos estn enseando a luchar y a indignarnos con acciones de adeveras y no slo con discursos!

Ha sido ejemplar la inmediatez con que han reaccionado masivamente (desobedeciendo la orden inhumana de la violencia, el terror y la apata), con paros, asambleas y la marcha del 5, pues en dos das lograron revertir la construccin de una accin de ataque armado y aterrorizamiento social, en una accin de esperanza y cambio democratizador de construccin de justicia con paz. Adems, algo fundamental: han contextualizado su lucha en la situacin de guerra y violencia que vive el pas, en la defensa de la educacin pblica y gratuita. Esta lucha, me parece, es el mejor homenaje y re-instalacin de la lucha hacia los estudiantes del 68.

La guerra abierta en Mxico alcanz a la UNAM: un ataque armado, una batalla campal frente a las puertas de Rectora, dos heridos muy graves, a pleno medioda, igual a lo que sucede en cualquier esquina de cualquier poblado del pas. Un hecho de guerra totalmente construido desde arriba, por fuerzas que lucran con la desestabilizacin social y la violencia: impunidad y cinismo total de funcionarios universitarios y de seguridad pblica local y federal. Pero la mirada ahora debe estar en el movimiento estudiantil y su capacidad de enfrentar y resistir a la inhumanidad, en una forma, tambin, de prolongacin de esa accin de lucha social contra el sistema que protagoniz masivamente la sociedad mexicana el 1 de julio. Los jvenes estn confrontando toda la corrupcin, autoritarismo, violencia y simulacin existentes en una parte negativa de la UNAM -la positiva es infinitamente mayor- construida por la lgica del sistema poltico mexicano en el siglo pasado.

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Why Politicizing Open Source is a Terrible Idea "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Submitted via IRC for TheMightyBuzzard

In our increasingly politicized world, it has become popular to chant "all software is political." Software builds the systems that free or constrain us, the thinking goes, and so we should withhold it from bad people. This is the thinking that has led Microsoft employees and others to decry contracts tech companies have with ICE (US Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement), insisting that their software only be sold to people they like.

[...] Over the years we as an open source community have experimented with all sorts of stupid ideas, like efforts to block anyone from using code for commercial purposes unless they pay. Each time, we've realized that as good a goal as it is for developers to get paid, for example, the destruction caused by closing off the code to uses we don't like ends up ruining the foundations upon which open source rests.

This is dramatically more important, however, when it comes to attempts to politicize open source software.

As developer Chris Cordle stated, "Nobody wins" and the "whole idea [undergirding open source] dies" ... "if an author arbitrarily picks and chooses who can and can't use it based on whoever Twittersphere is mad at this week." It doesn't matter if there is tremendous cause for that anger. Open source dies when it becomes politicized.


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Syria: Muslims murder 10 Christians, injure 20 in assault on Christian town "IndyWatch Feed War"

Islamophobia is a subject of international concern. The persecuted Christians in majority-Muslim countries? Not so much. 10 Killed, 20 Wounded in Assault on Syrian Christian Town, by Claire Evans, International Christian Concern, September 11, 2018: 09/11/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern)  International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on September 7-8, 2018, several missiles were reportedly fired []


Kavanaughs Toxic Net Neutrality Record Went Mostly Unnoticed During Hearings "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

ts no secret that Democrats were attempting to press Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on a laundry list of topics during his confirmation hearings last week. Yet one issue that initially seemed like it would be part of their pushback, net neutrality, was scarcely mentioned at all over the hours of testimony. Last month several Senate Democrats criticized Kavanaughs views on net neutrality, highlighting a dissent he wrote in a case that upheld the 2015 Open Internet Order, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that enshrined the internet protections and was rescinded last year by the Republican-controlled agency. Kavanaughs appointment to the Supreme Court was high stakes for many reasons, Democrats argued, including the future of net neutrality.


Minnesota Regulators Postpone Line 3 Meeting After Protests "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Red Power Media

Minnesota regulators postponed a meeting Tuesday on Enbridge Energys planned Line 3 replacement after pipeline opponents disrupted the meeting with a bullhorn and a boombox.

Protests erupted as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission met to discuss whether Enbridge met conditions earlier imposed by the panel. The PUC approved the project in June, giving Enbridge a green light to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across Minnesota.

Opponents in the back of the PUC hearing room took out a bullhorn and made speeches aimed at the commissioners, the Star Tribune reported.

You should all be ashamed, one protester said.

PUC Chairwoman Nancy Lange recessed the meeting but eventually canceled it when a protester playing music on a boombox refused to turn it off.

Several opponents sat with their backs facing the commissioners. Their shirts featured slogans such as Enbridge lap dogs.


2015 change was a big mistake- Kwankwaso "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Former Kano state Governor and Presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has disclosed that the change he and others who followed and supported President Muhammed Buhari envisaged in 2015 was the greatest mistake made. He said on Wednesday while addressing the Niger state PDP faithful and supporters at the []

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Voting buying: Youre suffering from multiple personality syndrome, Jonathan tells Oshiomhole "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole is suffering from multiple personality syndrome. Jonathan who described as misleading Oshiomholes allegation on national television that vote buying in Nigerian started when he was president, said it is disingenuous for anybody to link the former President with []

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A fast update on the Conference Aging and Drug Discoverie at #baselife18 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A wide panel discussion on the anti aging biotechnology is taking place now. I will mention only the important lecture on senescent cells, aging and drugs given this afternoon by Dr Judith Campisi (Buck Institute for research on Aging), the small big woman scientist!


Police arrest Evans lawyer in court "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Some police operatives on Wednesday morning arrested a lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, at the Federal High Court in Lagos. Ogungbeje had represented the alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. Policemen said to be from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, swooped on the lawyer as he parked his car at the Federal High Court in []

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Sailfish OS "Nurmonjoki" Released For GDPR Compliance, App Updates "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

While Jolla's Linux-based Sailfish OS mobile operating system hasn't turned out to be as great as many anticipated, today the Finnish company released Sailfish OS 2.2.1 under the Nurmonjoki codename...


Syrian War Report September 12, 2018: Militants Filming Stated Chemical Attack In Idlib "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from SouthFront On September 11, the US-led coalition and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that the SDF is kicking off a military operation to eliminate the ISIS-held pocket of Hajin in the Euphrates Valley. According to a coalition spokesman, the SDF ground advance will be backed up by coalition air and artillery strikes. []


JUST IN: No rift between Tinubu and I Ambode "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has denied reports of a rift between himself and the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying reports to such effect were untrue. Both the social and traditional media have been flooded with news of a major rift between Tinubu and Governor Ambode over alleged []

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Co-op Values In The Modern World "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It may seem like the soft side of business, but values are at the heart of every example of co-operative excellence and core to the advisory work of Co-operatives UK. The International Co-operative Alliance has codified 10 values six co-operative and four ethical. The co-operative values self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, solidarity describe the design of the business. The ethical values honesty, openness, social responsibility, caring for others describe its operation. Alongside these are seven principles three on how co-op ownership should be structured, three on co-op culture and one on the independence of the business as a democratic enterprise. As Sion Whellens of Calverts Worker Co-op says, while the structure and independence of ownership makes you a co-op, it is your commitment to co-operative culture that makes you part of the wider co-op movement.


Prayer and Meditation for Thursday, September 13, 2018 Knowledge inflates with pride. Stop judging and you will not be judged. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Advice for the age of Twitter and other social media: Stop judging and you will not be judged.
Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and gifts will be given to you

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Thursday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 440

Reading 11 COR 8:1B-7, 11-13

Brothers and sisters:
Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up.
If anyone supposes he knows something,
he does not yet know as he ought to know.
But if one loves God, one is known by him.

So about the eating of meat sacrificed to idols:
we know that there is no idol in the world,
and that there is no God but one.
Indeed, even though there are so-called gods in heaven and on earth
(there are, to be sure, many gods and many lords),
yet for us there is

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one God, the Father,
from whom all things are and for whom we exist,
and one Lord, Jesus Christ,
through whom all things are and through whom we exist.

But not all have this knowledge.
There are some who have been so used to idolatry up until now
that, when they eat meat sacrificed to idols,
their conscience, which is weak, is defiled.

Thus, through your knowledge, the weak person is brought to destruction,
the brother for whom Christ died.
When you sin in this way against your brothers
and woun...


Cyber Defense Magazine September 2018 has arrived. Enjoy it! "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

We hope you enjoy this months editionpacked with 100+ pages of excellent content.  InfoSec Knowledge is Power.  We have 6 years of eMagazines online with timeless content.

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Guardin de la cultura wixrika es asesinado en Nayarit "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. El defensor y guardin de la cultura wixrika Marakame Margarito Daz Gonzlez fue asesinado tras recibir un impacto de bala en el rostro la noche del 8 de septiembre en su domicilio, ubicado en la comunidad de Aguamilpa, municipio del Nayar, Nayarit.

Personas cercanas a Daz Gonzlez explicaron que la noche del sbado un hombre se acerc a tocar la puerta del domicilio. El defensor, quien se encontraba con su esposa, abri la puerta y recibi el disparo de un arma de 9 milmetros de calibre.

Los restos del defensor fueron enterrados el martes en la comunidad de Nayar, donde funga como Marakame, es decir, guardin de la cultura wixrika dedicado a su conservacin y promocin.

Daz Gonzlez tambin formaba parte de la Unin Wixrika de Centros Ceremoniales de los estados de Jalisco, Durango y Nayarit, A.C.

El Marakame buscaba que fueran cercadas las 3.5 hectreas de la zona sagrada Tatei Haramara que la Comisin Nacional para el Desarrollo de los pueblos Indgenas adquiri en 2013 y titul a su nombre.

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Security updates for Wednesday "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Security updates have been issued by Debian (kamailio, libextractor, and mgetty), Fedora (community-mysql, ghostscript, glusterfs, iniparser, okular, and zsh), openSUSE (compat-openssl098, php5, and qemu), Red Hat (firefox), SUSE (libzypp, zypper, python3, spark, and zsh), and Ubuntu (zsh).


Why its so hard to reach an international agreement on killer robots "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For several years, civil society groups have been calling for a ban on what they call killer robots. Scores of technologists have lent their voice to the cause. Some two dozen governments now support a ban and several others would like to see some kind of international regulation.

Yet the latest talks on lethal systems wrapped up last month with no agreement on a ban. The Group of Governmental Experts meeting, convened in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, did not even clearly proceed towards one. The outcome was a decision to continue discussions next year.

Those supporting a ban are not impressed. But the reasons for the failure to reach agreement on the way forward are complex.


Digital government isnt working in the developing world: Heres why "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The digital transformation of society has brought many immediate benefits: its created new jobs and services, boosted efficiency and promoted innovation. But when it comes to improving the way we govern, the story is not that simple.

It seems reasonable to imagine introducing digital information and communication technologies into public sector organisations known as digital or e-government would have a beneficial impact on the way public services are delivered. For instance, by enabling people to claim rebates for medical bills via a government website.

When implemented well, e-government can reduce the cost of delivering government and public services, and ensure better contact with citizens especially in remote or less densely populated areas. It can also contribute to greater transparency and accountability in public decisions, stimulate the emergence of local e-cultures, and strengthen democracy.


Prompting people to listen to each other reduces inequality and improves group performance "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A small but impactful shift in the way a group assignment is presented can significantly reduce racial inequality within the group, as well as lead to better work, according to new research by Bianca Manago, assistant professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University. Groups, Inequality and Synergy, co-authored with Jane Sell at Texas A&M University and Carla Goar at Kent State University, appears online in the September 2018 issue of Social Forces.

Previous research has shown that groups often diminish the contributions of minorities, by dismissing their opinions more often, for example, or by being less likely to adopt their ideas. Manago and her colleagues sought to discover whether reframing the parameters of a task could reduce that , and how that would impact the quality of the groups work.

Past research shows that people with different skills working together is good for , but relatively little research has been done on how superficial differences that shouldnt matter, like race, affect group performance, Manago said. We found that when people are more willing to listen to the minority group member, the group does better.


Maku joins governorship race "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has again joined the race for the governorship of Nasarawa State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, Maku, the National Secretary of APGA, was its candidate in the state during the 2015 election. His campaign director, Nawani Aboki, said in Lafia on Wednesday that Maku had purchased []

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Hugh Fitzgerald: Thilo Sarrazin Confounds His Critics with Common Sense (Part III) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Anyone who has ever been to Istanbul, Granada or Cairo can only be astonished to read Sarrazins declaration that an independent Islamic building culture never developed. Anyone who knows Irans impressive Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, can hardly agree with his statement that Muslims do not know anything about urban []


Gorgeous Omnidirectional 3D Printed Speaker "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With all due respect to the hackers and makers out there that provide us with all these awesome projects to salivate over, a good deal of them tend to prioritize functionality over aesthetics. Which isnt a bad thing necessarily, and arguably better than the alternative. But for many people theres a certain connotation around DIY, an impression that the final product is often a little rough around the edges. Its usually cheaper, maybe even objectively better, but rarely more attractive.

Which makes builds like this absolutely beautiful 3D printed Bluetooth speaker by [Ahmsville] especially impressive. Not only did he engineer a fantastic sounding speaker that projects stereo sound no matter where you are in the room, he clearly gave a lot of thought into making the final product look as good as it sounds.

The 3D-printed enclosure provides separation for the four internal speakers and two passive radiators, as well as holding the electronics. A custom made 3S battery powers the Bluetooth module though an isolated step-down module, and the twin 18 W TDA2030 amplifiers feed their respective pair of drivers.

The device is surrounded by an impressively detailed 3D-printed mesh, which is then wrapped with some speaker grill fabric to give it a very professional look. In the video after the break, [Ahmsville] shows a time-lapse of building the speaker, as well as a demonstration of how...


Court remands driver in prison custody for misappropriating money "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A Karmo Grade I Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, remanded a 25-year-old driver, Abubakar Shaibu in prison custody for misappropriating his companys money. The Police Prosecutor, Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that Shaibu, a resident of Dutse Abuja, was arraigned on a three-count charge of criminal breach of trust, cheating and misappropriation. She told the []

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Gov. Ayade raises alarm over influx of Cameroonian refugees in C/River "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has raised alarm over the increasing number of Cameroonian refugees in the state following the arm struggle and demand of Ambazonia Republic in Cameroon. Ayade said this when the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, paid him a courtesy visit in Calabar on Wednesday. The Senate President was []

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Wednesday Wings "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

More juvenile barn swallows from Nightjar

Adult swallow feeding youngster

Feeeeeed meeeeeee

Juvenile Swallows



Buhari will increase minimum wage Presidency "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Presidency has reassured workers of the commitment of President Muhammadu Buharis administration to an increase in the minimum wage. Sen. Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), gave the assurance on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. Enang spoke at the backdrop of []

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TV License website said it was secure. It wasnt "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

TV License website said it was secure. It wasn't

The official UK TV licensing website was allowing license purchasers to submit their personal identifiable information and bank details in unsafe, unencrypted plaintext.


The Koch Network Formed a New Super PAC and Plans to Spend $400 Million "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Report: Cuomos Campaign Pushed Anti-Semitism Hit Piece on Nixon (Jimmy)

The author writes, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has insisted he had nothing to do with a political mailer accusing opponent Cynthia Nixon of anti-Semitism just days before the primary election, but an email sent to the New York Post reportedly paints a different picture.

Insulins High Cost Leads to Lethal Rationing (Reader Luke)

The author writes, The price of insulin in the US has more than doubled since 2012. That has put the life-saving hormone out of reach for some people with diabetes It has left others scrambling for solutions to afford the one thing they need to live.

Colombia: 13 Ex-Chiquita Aides Face Trial on Paramilitary Funding (Jimmy)

The author writes, Thirteen former directors of the big US-Swiss banana producer Chiquita Brands will face trial in Colombia on charges of financing right-wing paramilitary groups during the countrys armed conflict, prosecutors announced Friday.

Georgia Says Switching Back to All-Paper Voting Is Logistically Impossible (Reader Luke)

The author writes, A group of activists in Georgia has gone to court with a simple request to election officials: in the name of election security, do away with electronic voting entirely and let the more than 6.1 million voters in the upcoming November 2018 election cast ballots entirely by paper. Georgia is just one of five American states that use purely digital voting without any paper record.

The post...


Court remands 3 men docked for alleged cables theft "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

An Ilorin Magistrates Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of three men docked for allegedly stealing cables. The accused persons: Ibrahim Ismail, 25; Ibrahim Babangida, 20, and Nasiru Yakubu, 32, had pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, mischief and theft levelled against them. The Magistrate, Mr M.K. Aluko, ordered []

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The Tonight Show Cancellation Of Norm Macdonalds Appearance Is Cowardice "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Tonight Show has abruptly cancelled an appearance this week by Norm Macdonald, who is promoting his new talk show on Netflix, because of comments he made during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter regarding the Me Too movement.

Macdonald has this to say about the movement as a whole:

Im happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit. It used to be, One hundred women cant be lying. And then it became, One woman cant lie. And that became, I believe all women. And then youre like, What? Like, that Chris Hardwick guy I really thought got the blunt end of the stick there.

He went on to discuss the heavy toll felt by Roseanne Barr and Louis CK, both longtime friends of his, for their comments and actions:

But she was just so broken and just crying constantly. There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, What about the victims? But you know what? The victims didnt have to go through that.

Later Macdonald apologized on Twitter, saying hes deeply sorry if he sounded like he was minimizing the pain their victims feel.

Macdonalds comments were no doubt controversial, but far from outside of the mainstream. In fact, last December The New York Times ran an op-ed by Bret Stephens titled, When #Me Too Goes Too Far, dealing with very similar concerns about how the movement can paint with too broad a brush and condemn actions too quickly, and without enough facts.

Arguably the most damning of Macdonalds quotes is the one he apologized for, saying that the victims of CK and Barr did not have their lives destroyed in a single day. In CKs case, depending on the level of trauma his victims felt, this may or may not be true, but Macdonald is talking about good friends of his. Is he supposed to say that they are awful human beings who deserve to have their lives destroyed?

NBC announced that same day his appearance on The Tonight Show was cancelled, out of sensitivity to our audience. The announcement followed his apology.

This decision is cowardly and counterproductive. Nothing Macd...


Desalojaron a miles de familias por fuga de gas en Puebla "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Unas mil 200 familias del Infonavit Villa Frontera fueron evacuadas por elementos de Proteccin Civil Municipal de la ciudad de Puebla, por una fuga de gas.   Regeneracin, 12 de septiembre de 2018.- Unas mil 200 familias del Infonavit Villa Frontera, Puebla, fueron desalojadas debido a una fuga de gas de un ducto de Pemex, []

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Pine Ridge Reservation sees $93 million in Cobell buy-back offers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has returned to Pine Ridge for a second time.


McCarthy: Google 'controlling the internet' in a way that hurts conservatives "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) slammed Google on Wednesday as part of his ongoing criticism of the company's alleged bias against conservatives. The California Republican during an interview with Fox News on Wednesday...


Atacan con balas y golpes a ejidatarios de Atenco contra el NAICM "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. Ms de 15 ejidatarios de Acuexcomac, Atenco, fueron atacados a punta de balazos y golpes y desalojados del campamento que mantenan desde meses atrs para impedir el paso de gndolas y transportes que conducen material ptreo hacia el polgono del Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mxico (NAICM), denunci el Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra (FPDT).

Los agresores pertenecen a grupos de choque financiados por las empresas constructoras PINFRA y CIPSA, con toda la venia del Grupo Aeroportuario, el gobierno prista municipal, estatal y federal, detall el FPDT.

Tras los hechos, la poblacin se reuni en la plaza central de Atenco para exigir al presidente municipal Andrs Ruiz y al comisariado ejidal en turno, Alejandro Santiago, que dieran la cara, pues ambas autoridades son responsables inmediatas de la invasin, entreguismo y negocios que vienen operando desde el 2013, con los caminos y el peaje, otro de los negocios coordinado entre personeros del pueblo, autoridades y las empresas antes mencionadas, seal el Frente en un comunicado.

Como los funcionarios no atendieron a los pobladores, decidieron realizar un bloqueo intermitente en la carretera federal Texcoco-Lechera para repudir los hechos y exigir la presencia de representantes de las empresas y autoridades en cuestin.

Los integrantes del Frente indicaron que los responsables nmero uno de las agresiones contra los pueblos en Atenco son el presidente Enrique Pea Nieto, el PRI, Grupo Carso&Slim, Grupo Atlacomulco, la mafia de los Hank y toda la clase poltica mercenaria que el 1 de julio fue repudiada con una votacin masiva.

Por ltimo, llamaron a los pueblos vecinos de la Cuenca del Valle de Mxico y a las organizaciones a mantener la lucha contra el NAICM, por el cual han sufrido despojos, violencia y represin.

La entrada Atacan con balas y golpes a ejidatarios de Atenco contra el NAICM aparece primero en Desinformmonos.


My husband bewitched me for 8 years, wife tells court "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A housewife, Abosede Bamgbose, 28, on Wednesday pleaded with a Badagry Customary Court in Topo Garage to dissolve her marriage, alleging that she was bewitched by her husband, James, for eight years. Abosede also told the court that there was no longer love in the marriage, adding that a spell was cast on her to []

The post My husband bewitched me for 8 years, wife tells court appeared first on Newtelegraph.


TruNews: Idlib Chemical Attack: Bad Actors on Stage "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Christian Right is taking on Trumps insanity as well.  The world must be spinning into the sun.


New high-capacity sodium-ion could replace lithium in rechargeable batteries "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

University of Birmingham scientists are paving the way to swap the lithium in lithium-ion batteries with sodium, according to research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) are rechargeable and are widely used in laptops, mobile phones and in hybrid and fully electric vehicles. The electric vehicle is a crucial technology for fighting pollution in cities and realising an era of clean sustainable transport.

However is expensive and resources are unevenly distributed across the planet. Large amounts of drinking water are used in lithium extraction and extraction techniques are becoming more energy intensive as lithium demand rises an own goal in terms of sustainability.


Lebanon needs political action to avoid economic collapse -finance minister "IndyWatch Feed War"

Politicians in Lebanon, still lacking a government four months after national elections, need to take action to stop the countrys economic crisis becoming an economic collapse, its finance minister said on Wednesday.

Infighting has hampered efforts by Prime Minister-designate Saad Al-Hariri to form a national unity administration, leaving a political vacuum that has increased concerns for the highly-indebted economy.

We are not concealing this crisis, but will this crisis inevitably lead us to a collapse? I say that with strong political commitment, political will and cooperation between all sectors we can avoid it, caretaker Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said.

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil made the remarks following a meeting with the governments economic and social council. (Reuters)

His comments, which followed a meeting with the governments economic and social council, were televised. Asked by Reuters what he meant by collapse, he replied the economic situation.

Leaders from across the political spectrum agree a government urgently needs to be formed, but a deal remains elusive.

Its formation would be likely to help raise investor confidence in the country, unlock billions of dollars in donor funding and enable parliament to embark on long-overdue reforms.

In April, international donors meeting in Paris pledged more than $11 billion of investment, but they want evidence of economic reforms first. At that meeting Hariri promised to reduce the budget deficit as a percentage of GDP by 5 percent over five years.

Lebanon had the worlds third highest debt-to-GDP ratio, at over 150 percent, at the end of 2017. The International Monetary Fund wants to see immediate and substantial fiscal adjustment to improve debt sustainability.

On Wednesday, parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri said Lebanon did not have the luxury of time when it came to forming a government especially when it comes to the economic situation.

Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh has said the Lebanese pound, which is pegged to the dollar, will remain stable and that the central bank has high foreign reserves.

He reiterated those comments to broadcaster CNBC on Tuesday.

Lebanons foreign assets excluding gold were $43.56 billion at the end of August, according to central bank data.



Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians completes largest repatriation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recently returned ancestral remains and burial objects to their resting place.


UK: Jihad preacher Anjem Choudary to be freed from jail despite remaining highly dangerous "IndyWatch Feed War"

UK Prisons Minister Rory Stewart has warned that Islamic hate preacher Anjem Choudary still poses a genuinely dangerous threat to public safety and that his planned release next month is a danger to us all as he remains a deeply pernicious, destabilising influence. Yet he is being released anyway, affecting public safety and adding to []


Why Do People Share Conspiracy Theories and Fake News? Maybe It's the Human Need for Chaos "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In the Salon

There seems to be a lot of science being thrown at the "Trump Phenomenon." Salon covers yet another, and interviews the author.

A new paper, recently presented at the American Political Science Association's annual convention, suggests a widespread motive driving people to share fake news, conspiracy theories and other hostile political rumors. "Many status-obsessed, yet marginalized individuals experience a 'Need for Chaos' and want to 'watch the world burn'," lead author Michael Petersen tweeted, announcing the availability of a preprint copy.

Truth, in such a worldview, is beside the point, which offers a new perspective on the limitations of fact-checking. The motivation behind sharing or spreading narratives one may not even believe can help make sense of a variety of threatening or confusing recent developments in advanced democracies. It also sheds light on disturbing similarities with outbreaks of ethnic or genocidal violence, such as those seen in Rwanda and the Balkan nations during the 1990s.

Preprint of the paper available at PsyArXiv, here. [DOI: 10.31234/]

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Raped in Israel: New York senate candidate accuses Israeli PMs spokesman of sexual assault "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Editors note: Salazar, now telling us that Israel is a monstrous place, has made her name, a name devoid of any qualification, by spreading hate against Muslims, by pushing for the persecution of Israels remaining Semitic population and by using her assets to get ahead. It has backfired, it seems and now she is using []


Los pueblos han sabido resistir y preservar sus conocimientos y su pensamiento cultivado por siglos: Coloquio de Pensamiento Indgena "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El prximo ao se cumplen 500 aos de la entrada de los espaoles al valle de la Anhuac, suceso que marc el inici de la conquista y colonizacin del Mxico actual. La colonizacin no slo signific el sometimiento poltico y econmico de los pueblos originarios del Anhuac a los designios del imperio espaol, tambin represent un trastrocamiento de la vida cultural de los pueblos sometidos a la de los colonizadores. Las imgenes del mundo, las formas de aprehenderlas y transmitirlas, sus patrones culturales, sus smbolos, fueron sustituidos por los de los espaoles o transformados los propios para que se ajustaran a los patrones europeos. Quienes resistieron lo hicieron de manera clandestina, sus espacios de conocimientos en algunos casos fueron sustituidos por las montaas, a donde los sabios acudieron a refugiarse para preservar la memoria de los pueblos.

Despus vendran los gobiernos de los criollos y mestizos emanados de las luchas de la independencia, la reforma y la revolucin que, cada uno a su modo, seguiran las polticas de los colonizadores. Unos negaron incluso la existencia de los pueblos indgenas, mientras los otros la ensalzaron subordinando su pensamiento y conocimiento a los suyos. Al final estas prcticas se concretaran en las polticas impulsadas desde el Estado que durante todo el siglo pasado se conocieron como indigenismo, planes y programas diseados por mestizos y dirigidos a los indgenas con la idea de que desaparecieran. En las ltimas dcadas del siglo XX se vio a indgenas alzar la voz hasta donde su relacin con el Estado se lo permita, lo que dio origen al indio permitido.

A contrapelo de estas polticas los pueblos han sabido resistir y preservar sus conocimientos y su pensamiento cultivado por siglos. Ya no tienen que ir a las montaas a esconderse de persecucin, pero tienen que hacerlo fuera de las instituciones oficiales, porque a estas no les interesa cobijarlos. En algunos casos los pueblos han construido sus propias instituciones, espacios donde lo fortalecen y trasmiten a sus descendientes para que se preserve. Por varias partes de la repblica es posible encontrar este tipo de instituciones que nutren tambin la prctica de muchos de sus integrantes. En estas instituciones comunitarias se construyen los caminos para la resistencia y la emancipacin de los pueblos.

Con la finalidad de ampliar estos espacios de encuentro y en tender puentes de entendimiento, en agosto de 2016, un grupo...


U.S. Stands Behind Saudi, UAE Claims Coalition Partners Acting to Reduce Risks to Civilians in Yemen Conflict "IndyWatch Feed War"

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he has certified that coalition partners Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are acting to reduce risks to civilians from their military operations in Yemen.

Pompeo said he delivered the certification on Tuesday to Congress, as required by US law to continue American refueling of Saudi and UAE warplanes in the conflict, which has led to the worlds worst humanitarian crisis.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

In a statement, Pompeo said both countries are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure resulting from military operations of these governments.

The United Nations estimates that as many as 10,000 people have died in the conflict, most of them civilians, since the Saudi-led coalition launched military operations in 2015 in support of the internationally recognized government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Government forces are fighting Iran-backed Huthi rebels who seized control of Sanaa in 2014.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued a separate statement endorsing the certification, which he said has been illustrated by coalition support for United Nations-led efforts to end the conflict.

The Trump administration has been clear that ending the conflict in Yemen is a national security priority, Pompeo added in his statement.

He said Washington would work closely with the coalition to ensure Saudi and UAE support for UN peace efforts and to allow unimpeded access for commercial and humanitarian relief supplies to reach Yemenis.

Long-awaited, UN-brokered peace talks between the Saudi-backed government and the Huthi rebels failed to take place as planned last week in Geneva.

The Huthis said the UN had failed to guarantee the safe return of their delegation from Geneva to Sanaa and to secure the evacuation of wounded rebels to Oman.



Fighting Absolutism With Activism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Its not perfect. Its not what I recall seeing in the Utopian slideshows at sustainability workshops and green living festivals: where impossibly white towers laced with ivy and peppered with balcony trees rise high above a shimmering green pedestrian footpath, where watercolor people wave to passersby on the bicycle highway next to them. And you just know that somewhere in that picture theres a cafe serving delicious meat made in a sparkling laboratory powered by solar energy, garnished with freshly picked local sprouts, served by robots because humans dont work in the service industry anymore. They spend their days playing music, having sex and frolicking. No, it wasnt like that at all. And dont get me wrong. That picture of what could be could actually be. But it lies not only on the other side of capitalism.


September 2018 Security Notes address a total of 14 flaws in SAP products "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

SAP today just released the September 2018 set of Security Notes that address a total of 14 flaws in its products, including a critical flaw in SAP Business Client.

The September 2018 Security Patch Day includes other 13 Security Notes, three were rated High severity, 9 Medium risk, and 1 Low severity. SAP also released 8 Support Package Notes,

The critical vulnerability in SAP Business Client addressed by SAP was rated as Hot News and received a CVSS score of 9.8. The issue affects the browser control Chromium delivered with SAP Business Client. The vulnerability was first addressed by the company on April 2018 Patch Day, but the Security Note was updated with the last security updates.

Other SAP products addressed with the Security Notes are Business One, BEx Web Java Runtime Export Web Service, HANA, WebDynpro, NetWeaver AS Java, Hybris Commerce, Plant Connectivity, Adaptive Server Enterprise, HCM Fiori People Profile (GBX01HR), Mobile Platform, Enterprise Financial Services, and Business One Android application.

SAP has released the monthly critical patch update for September 2018. This patch update closes 22 SAP Security Notes (14 SAP Security Patch Day Notes and 8 Support Package Notes). 3 of all the patches are updates to the previously released Security Notes. reads a blog post published by security firm ERPScan.

4 notes are released after the second Tuesday of the previous month and before the second Tuesday of this month.

sap security notes sept 2018

Most of the vulnerabilities are Missing Authorization Check, followed by information disclosure, Cross-Site Scripting, and XML External Entity issues.

The most severe flaws in SAP Security Notes are:

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Hungarys Orban to EU: You condemn us because we are not a nation of migrants "IndyWatch Feed War"

The EU is in the process of deliberations on whether to strip Hungary of key EU rights because of that countrys policies on immigration. Hungarian leader Viktor Orban delivered  a fiery speech to European lawmakers in Strasbourg, stating that he will not give in to EU blackmail. Orban accused the pro-migrant majority of having already made up their []


Half of US firms in China foresee acute pain from new tariffs as trade war escalates "IndyWatch Feed War"

Three quarters of the American companies operating in China expect to be harmed half of them significantly by new tariffs set to be imposed on imports as the trade war intensifies, according to a survey by two business lobby groups.

The American chambers of commerce (AmCham) in Beijing and Shanghai found that firms foresee loss of profits, higher production costs, lower demand for products and reduced staff levels.

In the survey of 430 companies conducted by the chambers, 74.3 per cent of respondents said the punitive tariffs would have a negative impact on their businesses.

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More than 47 per cent of the businesses are expecting a strong negative impact if the White House fires the next barrage of tariffs at US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods destined for the United States.

The findings stand in contrast to the apparently upbeat mood that existed among US companies two months ago when 62 per cent of respondents in another...


Facebook Bans Me on 9/11 For Posting on How to Prevent Another 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed War"

[Editors note: To best understand why Facebook would ban Frontpage Editor and Glazov Gang Host Jamie Glazov on 9/11 for his article on how to best prevent more 9/11s, pre-order Jamies new book, Jihadist Psychopath: How He Is Charming, Seducing, and Devouring Us: HERE. The book illustrates how the Jihadist Psychopath has successfully built his []


Top 10 Reasons to Join the Premier European Open Source Event of the Year | Register Now to Save $150 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

See why you need to be at Open Source Summit Europe and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe next month! Hurry space is going quickly. Secure your spot and register by September 22 to save $150.

Here are the Top 10 Reasons youll want to be at this event:


The Current Linux Performance On 22 Intel / AMD Desktop Systems "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For your Linux benchmark viewing pleasure today are test results from twenty-two distinct Intel / AMD systems when running a recent release of the performance-optimized Clear Linux distribution and the hardware spanning from old AMD FX and Intel Core i3 Haswell CPUs up through the high-end desktop Core i9 and Threadripper processors.


'Anonymous' and the Ruling Class "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The now famous Op-Ed by "Anonymous" appeared in The New York Times on Sept. 5, 2018. By the very next day, The Times was publishing letters taking a variety of positions on both the process of publishing it and the content of the piece itself. For me "Anonymous" is not so much concerned about Constitutional government but rather with Trump's style and with his latterly divergence from traditional Repub. foreign policy.


Tech Investors Prepare to Say Goodbye to Facebook, Google "IndyWatch Feed War"

New S&P 500 communication-services sector will include companies currently in the tech, consumer-discretionary sectors

The new communication-services sector in the S&P 500 will include companies previously in the tech sector such as Facebook.
The new communication-services sector in the S&P 500 will include companies previously in the tech sector such as Facebook. PHOTO: MATT ROURKE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

The S&P 500 is getting a refresh later this month that may prove market moving as it plays out.

Index providers S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI are officially creating a new communication-services sector to replace telecom, the smallest of the indexs 11 segments. S&P will complete its reclassification Sept. 21, and many others who use the classifications will do so by Sept. 28. Some companies that are currently in the tech and consumer...


Tensions Continue Rising Between Russia and The U.S. In Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aaron Kesel Tensions between the U.S. and Russia are heating up in Syria. Russia is now accusing the U.S. of using phosphorus bombs, a claim...


PLA: The Plastic That Grows "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If youve ever taken a coast-to-coast car trip across the United States, the one thing thats sure to impress you is the mind-bogglingly immense amount of corn that we grow here. If you take the northern route Ive done it seven times, so I know it by heart youll see almost nothing but corn from Ohio to Montana. The size of the fields is simply staggering, and youre left wondering, Do we really eat all this corn?

The simple answer is no, we dont. We grow way more corn than we can eat or, once turned into alcohol, drink. We do feed a lot to animals, many of which subsequently end up as burgers or pork chops. But even after all that, and after accounting for exports, we still have a heck of a lot of corn to put to work. There are lots of industrial uses for this surplus corn, though, and chances are pretty good youve got an ear or two worth coiled up next to your 3D-printer, in the form of polylactic acid, or PLA.

Forget the Fossils

Most of us give little thought to where plastics come from, and those that do are more likely than not to assume that plastics come from petroleum. For most of the history of the polymer industry, that was a safe bet, but with the relatively recent introduction of engineered bioplastics, the industry had a new feedstock: recently deceased plants rather than fossilized ones. (This doesnt include biopolymers taken from nature, like cellulose and latex, that are used more or less directly; Mother Nature is a surprisingly good polymer chemist.)


Wednesday, 12 September


Resistance: NYT Reports Threats To Senator Susan Collins and Staff on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed War"

Amped up hate-rhetoric against Trump and his supporters

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and her staffers are facing taunts and threats over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, including a rape threat, reports the New York Times.

Buried under no fewer than 10 paragraphs and the anodyne headline Interest Groups Turn Up Pressure on Senators Before Kavanaugh Vote, the far-left New York Timesfinally gets to the meat of the story with the news that Collins and her staffers are facing threats and vulgar language from the left-wing Resistance, all of this in the hope of intimidating Collins to vote against Kavanaughs confirmation.

The [lefts] frustration has boiled over at points, the Times understates. Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for Ms. Collins, provided The New York Times with copies of a letter and multiple voice mail messages addressed to the senator using vulgar language and outright threats.

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One example of a threat is a caller [who] told a 25-year-old female staff member at one of Ms. Collinss Maine offices that he hoped she would be raped and impregnated.

Collins has also had some 3,000 coat hangers mailed to her office (a reference to the back alley abortion).

Protesters have shown up at Collins private home in Bangor.

A group of men and women, some garbed in red robes and white bonnets an allusion to The Handmaids Tale, the Margaret Atwood book and television series demonstrated outside the senators home in Bangor over the weekend, the Times reports.

According to Collins, she is also facing a form of blackmail from a left-wing activist who raised $1 million in a crowd funding campaign. If Collins votes to confirm Kavanaugh, the activist is threatening to release the money to whoever challenges Collins in 2020.

This quid pro quo fund-raising campaign appears to be the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me, Collins said in an emailed statement to the Times. Attempts at bribery or extortion will not influence my vote at all.

The Times did not report any similar behavior from anyone on the right who is hoping to affect Collins final decision on Kavanaugh.

This story is just one more example of the increase in violence and threats people on the political right have faced over the last...


The Establishments Bi-Partisan Fear Of Popular Revolt "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The two most powerful think tanks in Washington, representing center-left and center-right political elites, have responded to the populist shocks of the 2016 presidential election by trying to reposition themselves and the Democratic and Republican Parties as more sympathetic to populist concerns even while maintaining their attachments to the interests of big business and the complex of war-making. The Center for American Progress (CAP), linked to the Democratic Party establishment, and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), which is close to the Republican Party, have issued two long papers in recent months reflecting their high anxiety over the rapid growth of populism on both sides of the Atlantic...


India: Double Game is the BJP Election Strategy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

                                                              By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis extremist party-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had got a land sliding triumph in the Indian elections 2014 on the basis of anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan slogans. Therefore, since the Prime Minister Modi came to power, he has been implementing anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan agenda with the []


Tesla Model S Hack Could Let Thieves Clone Key Fobs to Steal Cars "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Despite having proper security measures in place to protect the driving systems of its cars against cyber attacks, a team of security researchers discovered a way to remotely hack a Tesla Model S luxury sedans in less than two seconds. Yes, you heard that right. A team of researchers from the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) group of the Department of Electrical


Are Kyrgyzstans glaciers under threat? This ecologist think so "IndyWatch Feed"

The Central Asian states Tian Shan mountain range isnt just home to shrinking glaciers. Its also the site of an international mining operation.

Kumtor. Image: Kalia Moldogazieva. Kumtor is an open-cast gold mining site in Kyrgyzstans Central Tian Shan mountain system, situated in the mountains' central permafrost massif which reaches heights of 3800-4400 metres above sea level. Commercial exploitation at Kumtor began in 1997. The site is 100% owned by the Canadian gold-mining company Centerra Gold, which manages it through its subsidiaries, the Kumtor Gold Company (KGK) and the Kumtor Operating Company (KOK). Kyrgyzstan, in its turn holds roughly 33% of shares in the company through its OJSC Kyrgyzaltyn Joint Stock Company. The gold reserves at Kumtor are assessed as amounting to 716.21 tonnes, of which 316.57 are in open cast mines and 399.64 underground.

We asked Kyrgyz ecologist Kaliya Moldogaziyeva to tell us about the environmental threat to the area from the mining operations at Kumtor, the new amendments to Kyrgyzstans Water Code and the future of the regions water resources. Moldogaziyeva worked with state commissions on issues concerning Kumtor in 2005 and 2012, and was deputy head of an interagency commission on the same subject in 2011.

Could you explain to us how activity at the Kumtor mine affects Kyrgyzstans water resources?

The Kumtor mine is situated at the sources of the Arabel and Kumtor river system, in an area at the centre of the glacier and river runoff of Central Asias most important waterway, the Naryn river, which flows into the Syr Darya.

The mining site includes a quarry, a gold-processing plant and other infrastructure elements. The mining is an open-cast operation, with 14-17 tonnes of explosives used daily, and the ore is processed using cyanides.

The mining is an open-cast operation, with 14-17 tonnes of explosives used daily

The co...


Trump in Space? Did American Astronauts Sabotage Soyuz? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

IRKUTSK (Sputnik) Making bald assertions that US astronauts were responsible for a recent air leak at the International Space Station (ISS) are unacceptable and dangerous, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told reporters, commenting on the Kommersant report on Wednesday. It is absolutely unacceptable to cast a shadow on neither our cosmonauts nor the US astronauts []


Robaron identidad de hombre para entregar millones en desvos en Sedesol y Sedatu de Robles "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Dionicio Domnguez H., figura como socio y administrador de una de las empresas que desviaron dinero de Sedesol y Sedatu, pero l ni se enter   Regeneracin, 12 de septiembre de 2018.- Dionicio Domnguez H., es un repartidor de gas, que no se enter, pero salieron a su nombre 493.6 millones de pesos en efectivo, []

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Re: tdesktop leaks user IP address "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Daniel Kahn Gillmor on Sep 12

Hi Dhiraj--

Thanks for this report -- it's good to have people looking at metadata
leakage and considering it as a security concern. It is.

However, i'm not convinced that you've described the problem you're
seeing well enough to be actionable yet. In particular, it's not clear
to me *whose IP address* you are concerned about leaking, and *where*
you are concerned about it leaking. It's also not clear to me that...


New York Citys WiFi Hotspots Confirmed As Surveillance and Tracking Devices "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Kevin Samson Back in early 2016 I wrote about a plan for New York City to turn 7,500 payphones into WiFi hotspots.  The program...


Challenging Opinions: Greta Zarro on a World Without War "IndyWatch Feed War"

Greta Zarro on Challenging Opinions podcast

From Challenging Opinions, September 11, 2018

Visit this podcast page to listen to an interview with Greta Zarro of World Beyond War at Challenging Opinions.

Greta Zarro describes herself as a vegetarian sociologist-environmentalist, and she is the organizing director of World Beyond War. We talked about this article she wrote, and in the podcast I also mentioned the bombing of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK, and the Haska Meyna wedding party airstrike.


I was looking through the Reddit politics subreddit thinking about what I would talk about at the top of the show, and it sure wasnt giving me much inspiration. Its all Trump Trump Russia Trump Kavanaugh Trump impeachment Trump. I realised something quite depressing.

Ive said before on the podcast that, to the extent that Putin supported Trumps election, he didnt support Trump, thats to say the candidate or his ideals, he supported Trump as an agent of disruption. He didnt support what Trump wanted to do, he supported Trump as a way of paralysing an enemy, or a rival at any rate. The same could be said with his support of Brexit in the UK.

Now, you might believe that or not, thats up to you, we may get more evidence in the futur...


Coneval de acuerdo en el aumento al salario mnimo; se duplicar para 2024 "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El secretario ejecutivo del Coneval, Gonzlo Hernndez Licona, detall que es llegar a los 101 pesos para 2019, esto no afectara el mercado laboral ni la inflacin Regeneracin, 12 de septiembre de 2018. El Consejo Nacional de Evaluacin de la Poltica de Desarrollo Social (Coneval) esta de acuerdo en aumentar el salario mnimo diario de []

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Cryptocurrency crash now worse than dot-com crash "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Its no big secret that cryptocurrency has been spiraling downward in recent months especially when it comes to the latest and greatest alt-coins but it now appears digital blockchain currency has reached yet another turning point by plummeting worse than the dot-com bubble did in the year 2000.

The MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index extended its collapse to 80% on Monday surpassing the Nasdaq Composite Indexs 78 percent peak-to-trough freefall following the 2000 dot-com bubble after virtual currencies have fallen to record lows, Bloomberg reports.

From Bloomberg:

Like their predecessors during the Internet-stock boom almost two decades ago, cryptocurrency investors who bet big on a seemingly revolutionary technology are suffering a painful reality check, particularly those in many secondary tokens, so-called alt-coins.

It just shows what a massive, speculative bubble the whole crypto thing was as many of us at the time warned, said Neil Wilson, chief market analyst in London for, a foreign-exchange trading platform. Its a very likely a winner takes all market Bitcoin currently most likely.

Now the question remains: Will people stay in crypto or get out of it?

Will cryptocurrencies recover from their recent crash and return to dominate over traditional currencies?

Please comment below and share.

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Baltimore Braved the Rain to #RiseforClimate at the Festival for Change: Climate, Jobs & Justice "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

On Saturday, September 8th, the Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement hosted the Festival for Change: Climate, Jobs & Justice as part of an international day of action to #RiseforClimate in the lead-up to a major climate summit in California this week. Despite rainy conditions, two hundred people from Baltimore and from as far away as Ocean City and Washington D.C. gathered at War Memorial Plaza in front of City Hall to demand bold action on climate change.

Watch a video with highlights from the day HERE!

The festival kicked off with two marching bands, the Baltimore Twilighters and the Dynasty Marching Unit, who encircled War Memorial Plaza and energized the crowd.

The Dynasty Marching Unit marching around War Memorial Plaza. Photo credit: Stacy Miller, CCAN

The Baltimore Twilighters kicking off the Festival for Change! Photo credit: Stacy Miller, CCAN


After the opening numbers, Dr. Rev. Heber Brown from the Black Church Food Security Network delivered a powerful keynote address where he urged us to bring it all together and unite our struggles for racial, economic, and environmental justice.



Native candidate Donna Bergstrom returns home to Red Lake Nation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The state of Minnesota will almost surely have a Native woman serving as Lieutenant Governor come 2019.


[$] Toward better handling of hardware vulnerabilities "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

From the kernel development community's point of view, hardware vulnerabilities are not much different from the software variety: either way, there is a bug that must be fixed in software. But hardware vendors tend to take a different view of things. This divergence has been reflected in the response to vulnerabilities like Meltdown and Spectre which was seen by many as being severely mismanaged. A recent discussion on the Kernel Summit discussion list has shed some more light on how things went wrong, and what the development community would like to see happen when the next hardware vulnerability comes around.


Britain Exposed in Riveting UN Court Case Over Illegal Detachment of Chagos From Rest of Mauritius "IndyWatch Feed War"


From Lalit, September 11, 2018

An absolutely riveting case was before the United Nations court, the International Court of Justice at The Hague, this week. How could a court case 50 years after the events, in what is usually the dry legalistic argumentation of the most arcane kind about international law, be riveting by any stretch of the imagination, let alone absolutely riveting?

It was riveting because of the only-just-suppressed rage of many of those speaking in favour of the UN General Assembly Resolution calling on the ICJ to give an Advisory Opinion on whether Britain in the 1960s completed the decolonization of Mauritius, when it excised Chagos which includes Diego Garcia from Mauritius, and what the consequences of this incomplete decolonization are today, including for the resettling by the Mauritian Government of the Chagossian people on their home islands. The only-just-suppressed rage was coupled with lucid argumentation that was, itself, a fine blend of legal, political, logical and factual points woven tightly together. All this showed that the wounds of colonization are still raw. And that the burning desire to finish with colonization is a live emotion until today in Africa and world-wide.

We in LALIT and all our friends, comrades, colleagues in the struggle over the past 40 years, had the additional feeling of being vindicated. All our arguments logical and humane were on international display, being taken seriously by 15 judges of the UN Court, when we have spent decades answering the childish British arguments, often mimicked by subservient local elites that say, Old Man Ramgoolam sold Chagos to the English, therefore there is nothing you can do about it. At the ICJ, all the finer points of law we have, as mere amateurs in LALIT, grappled with for years, were teased out and discussed by top legal minds of the world, and we could all follow this live. And almost all arguments were in favour of the ICJ giving an Opinion, and giving it against Britain for not completing decolonization, and also calling on the Court to lay out the consequences for today of this failure to complete decolonization. It was a source of pride to see a big delega...


(Video) Corbett Report -- 9/11 War Games "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Sep 11, 2018

Little did we know at the time, 9/11 was not a normal day of blue sky aviation. On the contrary, it was one of the busiest days in the history of American aviation, a dense forest of live fly exercises, drills, simulations, fake radar injects and utter confusion. And that was before the attacks even began. This is the story of 9/11 that you didn't watch unfold on your TV that fateful day in 2001. This is the story of the 9/11 War Games.


Who is Fighting Trumps Declassification?, 2363 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Unprecedented rainfall hits Beirut causing its worst flooding in years, Lebanon "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Torrential rains hit capital Beirut (population 2.2 million) on September 9, 2018, causing worst flash flooding this Mediterranean city has seen in years. The road connecting Tripoli to the Dinnieh region was turned into a river, with the water 1 m (3 feet) deep in...... Read more

Runners woes at Asian Games highlight Jakartas air pollution problem "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

JAKARTA Organizers of the recently concluded Asian Games in Indonesia had been braced for the worst-case scenario: forest fires flaring up and shrouding Palembang, one of the host cities, in a thick, choking haze. Sure enough, air quality problems surfaced but not in Palembang. Instead, it was in Jakarta, the other host city, some 430 kilometers (270 miles) away, where air pollution and high temperatures combined to make life miserable for some of the athletes taking part in Asias biggest sporting event. The race was so difficult  the hot weather, humidity, and not just the humidity but the pollution, Indonesian racewalker Hendro Yap said after recovering from collapsing at the end of the mens 50-kilometer event. Hendros time of 4:32:20 was the slowest in two decades in the Asian Games; the fact that he was only one of five athletes to finish the race under those conditions, he said, was a miracle. Racing here is not easy. This is Indonesia, he said. This is a miracle for me I can finish. This is a miracle. He also told The Jakarta Post that he could strongly feel the air pollution during the race. The U.S. Embassys air monitoring station in Central Jakarta that day recorded high concentrations of PM2.5, a fine particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter that is deemed harmful to human health. The embassy recorded PM 2.5 levels of 80 micrograms per cubic meter during the Aug. 30 race eight times higher than the

Illegal wildlife trade on Facebook in Thailand open for all to see "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Facebook is once again in the spotlight, this time for the rampant illegal wildlife trade being facilitated through its groups in Thailand. In a rapid assessment in 2016, carried out for just 30 minutes a day over a total of 23 days, researchers from TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, found 1,521 listings of live wild animals for sale on Facebook in Thailand. The animals on offer belonged to at least 200 species. Only about half are protected under the countrys Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act of 1992, or WARPA, the main national law governing the wildlife trade in Thailand. The rest of the species currently remain unprotected by any national law, the report found. In 2016, TRAFFIC monitored 12 Facebook groups trading in wildlife. When they looked into these groups again in 2018, they found that at least nine of these groups were still active, with one turning into a secret group. In just two years, the membership within these groups had nearly doubled, from 106,111 members in July 2016, to 203,445 members in July 2018. I was aware of the trade of wildlife on Facebook in Thailand, but it is always shocking to see how easy it is to offer protected animals for sale, and how easy it is to buy them, Vincent Nijman, a professor of anthropology at Oxford Brookes University, U.K., who studies the wildlife trade in Southeast Asia, told Mongabay. The general public often thinks that the illegal wildlife trade takes place in shady places, in hidden


Palestine, Israel and the Oslo Accords: What you need to know "IndyWatch Feed War"


For many, the Oslo Accords brought the hope of peace in the Middle East. What went wrong?


BBC News report on US closure of PLO mission fails to adequately inform "IndyWatch Feed War"

On September 10th a story that has been brewing for a long time was reported on the BBC News website under the headline US to shut Palestinian mission in Washington.

Nearly 22% of the 578-word article was used to tell readers How have the Palestinians responded? and over 31% of its word count was given over to descriptions of US cuts to donations including the already widely covered UNRWA story under the sub-heading What other steps has the US taken?.

The background ostensibly intended to enable readers to understand the story was presented in 138 words under the sub-heading Why is the Palestinian mission being closed? and began by quoting parts of the relevant statement from the US State Department.

The PLO has not taken steps to advance t...


"Take Hope..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

 Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey.
   - Quida


Feminist writes book about the wipeout of the population of men so women will miss and admire them "IndyWatch Feed"

An author by the name of Aminder Dhaliwal has a new book out which imagines what would happen if the population of men were gone. From the Amazon description: The hilarious and wildly popular instagram comic about a world with Continue reading


Gold is Timeless Fiat Money Is Fleeting (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Foreign Media Reporting That Reckless China Is Preparing for Multiple Pearl Harbors Against the US "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


In August of 2018, the Pentagon released a report that was not covered in our corporate controlled media. Subsequently, I have learned that the Pentagon held a closed door briefing on the topic of the Chinese preparing to unleash a series of Pearl Harbor type of attacks against the United States.

The readers may be wondering where I obtained this information? It certainly wasnt from the MSM in America. The reports surfaced in places like New Zealand and France.

History Repeats

Before we get to the details of the report, it is important for all Americans to realize that we have been down this historical road before.  Please note the numerous and conflicting territorial claims regarding control of one of the worlds busiest shipping lanes, the South China Sea.

Ever since President Trump introduced tariffs on Chinese products, the Chinese have greatly increased their naval presence in the South China Sea. Countries from Vietnam, to the Philippines, to Taiwan and Australia are fearful of Chinas next move. China is in a similar position as to what Japan was in during the period from 1929-1941. They need natural resources to cover their expanding industrial base and the US is blocking them at every turn just like the US did in the 1930s. And they are unable to feed their people. The US is exploiting this weakness in order to provoke World War III.

The McCollum Memo

Prior to WW II, the US created something called the 8 point plan (MCollum Memo). Eventually, this caused Japan to respond to the interference with its trade and attack Pearl Harbor. Is this what the Trump administration is doing? Is...


The UKs Battle for Real Conservatism Britain Needs to Reject Middle of the Road Mediocre "IndyWatch Feed"

Guest post by Janice Atkinson, EU MEP from the UK

There are two battles going on at the heart of the Conservative party in Great Britain which will determine what type of Brexit we will get and who will be our next prime minister.

Time is short for getting a Brexit deal that the Europeans desperately need for their economies, while still shoring up the four pillars of their constitution that they insist a deal must be based upon.

I remind you,the UK voters rejected the four pillars.

We voted to leave the EU, not to be some offshore island dangling suckling on a teet that extracts billions and dictates all our laws and standards.

She wants the UK to remain in the EU even if the people voted against it.

Her Chequers Plan is not Brexit at all. It is an excuse to Remain camouflaged in wolves clothing. It is a plan that is rejected by the people, most of her own party and even by the EU itself.

Then there are the Brexit visions of Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg and their possible leadership challenges.

Personally, I favour a free trade deal, as offered by the EU, which would suit our US friends and our Commonwealth allies. As over 90% of world trade will be outside of the EU in just a few years, its a no-brainer.

Or WTO terms would suffice.

Even the EU has offered a free trade deal. As with everything that the EU touches, they negotiate to the last minute and then produce a partial solution.

At the moment, the EU is on black ops because they are desperate to prop up Mrs May as prime minister in Operation Save Theresa because they know that only she will sign the 39bn divorce bill that the EU desperately needs to balance its books.

If a leadership challenge crowns Jacob Rees-Mogg or Boris Johnson then they know that the British will back their promise not to pay British taxpayers money over to Brussels that we do not owe.

The EU also knows that keeping Britain in some sort of Brexit limbo: open borders, open migration, s still coming in, allied to the European Court of Justice and their standards for goods, will stop us becoming a global trader and competitive in taxation.

What they fear most is for the UK to thrive outside the sclerotic bloc, as this w...


Protect the Vote , 2362 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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The worst police shooting yet "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amber Guyger's killing of Botham Shem Jean is an unspeakable tragedy. It also highlights the need for officers like Guyger to face impartial justice. It is hard to think of a more tragic, more senseless shooting in America than the killing last week of Botham Shem Jean, a young black risk-assurance associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a member of Dallas West Church of Christ. This is what we know so far. Jean was home alone in his apartment in the South Side Flats complex in Dallas when police officer Amber Guyger entered and shot him dead. The precise chain of events is somewhat disputed. The affidavit supporting Guyger's arrest warrant states that she believed she was entering her own apartment, which was directly below Jean's and laid out almost identically. When she placed her key in the lock, the door pushed open, the apartment was dark, she saw a "large silhouette" across the room, and she believed she was facing a burglar. She "drew her firearm" and "gave verbal commands," which she claims Jean ignored. She fired twice, and only then, she says, entered the apartment, called 911, turned on the lights, and realized she'd made a terrible mistake.


The New American "Dream" Job is Pretty Dull "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Actuarial science, the formal term for the study of insurance, was ranked the most valuable college major, according to a report released on Monday. Actuarial science majors earn an average annual salary of $108,658 and have a better-than-average unemployment rate at 2.3 percent. And at a time when student debt is at a record high, these graduates are less likely to incur the added expense of additional schooling and delayed earning potential. Less than 1 in 4 graduates pursue advanced degrees.

"The actuarial science profession is interesting because students don't need advanced degrees to gain livable wages, but instead are certified through a series of exams overseen by the industry's professional organizations," said analyst Adrian Garcia in an interview. "Students typically pass one to two of these exams while in school and then go on and complete others while working, earning raises and bonuses as they pass."

The study ranked 162 majors with labor forces of at least 15,000 people based on average annual income, employment status and whether those graduates went on to pursue a higher degree within 12 months. Income accounted for 70 percent of the weighted ranking, unemployment for 20 percent and 10 percent was awarded to career paths that did not demand additional education. The data was derived from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2016 American Community Survey.

Source: Bloomberg News

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Think That Governments Wont Default? Think Again "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Think That Governments Wont Default? Think Again by Adem Tumerkan Palisade Research The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just reported that the U.S. budget deficit is widening in a big way. And whats even worse last month the net...

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9/11 War Games "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Little did we know at the time, 9/11 was not a normal day of blue sky aviation. On the contrary, it was one of the busiest days in the history of American aviation, a dense forest of live fly exercises, drills, simulations, fake radar injects and utter confusion. And that was before the attacks even began. This is the story of 9/11 that you didnt watch unfold on your TV that fateful day in 2001. This is the story of the 9/11 War Games.


Worries Grow Over Rickety Old Nuclear Power Plants in Hurricane Florences Path "IndyWatch Feed World"

With 1.5 million residents now under orders to evacuate their homes in preparation for Hurricane Florences landfall in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, the region faces the possibility of catastrophe should the storm damage one or more of the nuclear power plants which lie in its potential path.

As the Associated Press reported on Monday, The storms potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous eastern hog farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons.

The plants thought to lie in the path of the hurricane, which is expected to make landfall on the Southeastern U.S. coast on Thursday, include North Carolinas Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant in Southport, Duke Energy Sutton Steam Plant in Wilmington, and South Carolinas V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville.

Florence will approach the Carolina coast Thursday night into Friday with winds in excess of 100mph along with flooding rains. This system will approach the Brunswick Nuclear Plant as well as the Duke-Sutton Steam Plant, Ed Vallee, a North Carolina-based meteorologist, told Zero Hedge. Dangerous wind gusts and flooding will be the largest threats to these operations with inland plants being susceptible to inland flooding.



Former Georgian ministers urges Trump to investigate experiments at Lugar laboratory "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

[Editors note: There will be no US investigation into Lugar, for the simple reason that Lugar Labs is one of two sites in Georgia that were used by the US and Israel to develop biological weapons that were later used by proxy forces in the Middle East and Africa, as VT has covered in-depth. Ian] []


He Was Screaming F-ck Trump: Republican Candidate Nearly Stabbed By Deranged Democrat "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rudy Peters

Episodes of threats and violence perpetuated by angry leftists furious about President Trumps agenda and policies, are becoming increasingly common in the US, particularly after a deranged Bernie Sanders supporter nearly killed majority whip Steve Scalise after opening fire on a practice session for the Congressional baseball game.

Another incident unfolded on Tuesday in northern California, where a 35-year-old man was arrested for whipping out a switchblade and attempting to stab Republican Congressional candidate Rudy Peters while the candidate was working a booth at the Castro Valley Fall Festival.

The man, who was later identified as Farzad Vincent Fazeli, was arrested and charged with one felony count of making criminal threats and a misdemeanor count of exhibiting a deadly weapon. According to media reports, Fazeli approached Peters unprovoked and started shouting fuck Trump and other disparaging profanities about the Republican Party. Fazeli then allegedly pulled out a switchblade and tried to stab Peters, but was foiled when the blade malfunctioned.

The Alameda County Sheriffs Office issued a statement about the incident (read it below):

Fazeli approached the victim in an aggressive manner and made disparaging remarks about his political party and elected officials, Alameda County Sheriffs Office said in a statement.

During the incident, Fazeli is suspected to have pulled out a switchblade knife and attempted to stab the victim. The knife malfunctioned and the victim became involved in a physical struggle with Fazeli.

County police responded to the incident at around 3:45 pm local time after somebody called in about a disturbance near Peters booth.

Peters said he has never before been concerned about his safety prior to the attempted stabbing. People are just polarized right now, and this...


Mexican Town With Lowest Crime Rate in the Country Kicked out Its Police and Politicians 7 Years Ago "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the town of Chern, in Michoacn, Mexico, a system of traditional indigenous law-enforcement and accountability continues to guide the people. In early 2011, residents of Chern created armed militias to fight off illegal logging and drug cartels in their community. The community kicked out politicians and police accused of ties to the drug cartels and began a new system of governance based on Purhpecha traditions.

On April 15 of this year, Chern celebrated seven years since their revolt against what they call the narco government. The people marked the seventh year of self-governance by naming third Council of Elders.

TV Cheran reports:

The narco government included a wide variety of characters, including cartel thugs or sicarios working alongside illegal loggers who conspired to ravish Cherns forests and anyone who got in their way. Chern lost over 50 community members between 2007 and 2011. Many of those simply disappeared, never to be seen again.

When Chern rose up, the local mayor, his cabinet, and all the local police fled the community and left community members to fend for themselves. This and many other details that would come to light during first months of the uprising exposed the collusion of local politicians and the police with organized crime and the very violent and illicit logging activity.

Once the corrupt police and politicians left, the community collected the weapons, vehicles, and uniforms and established their own ronda comunitaria or community guard. When the uprising first began you might see elderly women with sticks defending the community. These days the community guard is mostly young men and women with professional weapons.

Seven years later and Chern has one of the lowest levels of violence in all of Mexico. Quite an accomplishment while living in the violent state of Michoacn. [Cherns] main achievement has been peace. It has the lowest homicide rate in all of Michoacn and maybe all of Mexico outside of [the south-eastern state of] Yucatn, Benjamn Fernndez, a sociologist at the Centre for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (Ciesas), told The Guardian.

The only thing the parties have done is divide us, said Salvador Ceja, Cherns communal lands commissioner. Not just here in the entire country.

Shortly after the uprising, all cell phone, television, and radio service were reportedly shut off, disconnecting the people from the rest of the world. In...


YouTube Censors Accounts Reporting Truth About Syrias Idlib "IndyWatch Feed World"

San Bruno based video sharing website YouTube shut down multiple Syria-based accounts on Saturday in attempts to enforce media blackouts against Syrian state and their allied forces.

Among the accounts removed are those of the Syrian Ministry of Defense, SANA News Agency, and the Syrian presidency. The accounts have been taken down due to violations to platforms terms of service and legal complaints, as an error message reads upon attempting to access the pages.

Damascus based Sama TV was also among the accounts taken down, with the link to their channel broadcasting an error message reading This page isnt available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.

Some news sources, including the Qatari funded and London-based Al-Araby al-Jadeed (The New Arab), attributed the closure to a report by TomoNews, a Taiwanese outlet that produces short, highly sensationalized and often bizarre CGI clips of tabloids and news stories.

The article accused several of the Syrian channels of generating ad revenue that linked to the Syrian General of Radio and Television, the agency responsible for operating state-owned media.

The U.S. Treasury identified the agency as subject to sanctions in 2012, in accordance with a 2011 executive order prohibiting U.S. nationals from engaging in business with any Syrian state-owned entity.

It seems more likely, however, that the Wests response to their loss in the Syrian proxy war, is that of firm desperation into winning the information war, by virtue of media and technology.

The termination came as Syria, with Russian assistance, waged a campaign to liberate Idlib, destroying rebel military equipment and bases, and incurring heavy losses from the terrorists. A day prior, SANA reported on the collaboration between militants from the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the White Helmets to identify key locations, where sarin and chlorine gas has been shipped, to launch a potential chemical weapons attack.

Meeting on Thursday in Jisr al-Shughour, the groups contended between al-Najia, a countryside region of Jisr al-Shughour, al-Hamawsh, and Kafr Nubbul as potential sites to launch a chemical attack from, according to the sources.

The account terminations have been carried out allegedly to muddle footage and coverage of another chemical attack waged by rebels, with the intent of framing Damascus and thus providing the justification for the US and its allies...


Security row over EU Galileo satellite project as Britain is shut out "IndyWatch Feed World"

A fresh row over the UKs involvement with the Galileo satellite programme, to which the countrys taxpayers have already paid 1bn, threatens to poison the Brexit talks after the EU shut Britain out of the project.

A majority of member states have turned against the UK and voted in favour of pushing forward on the next round of contracts for the 8bn project, despite requests for a delay to allow negotiations over British involvement to progress. UK firms are being blocked from bidding for contracts.

Galileo is an 8bn satellite navigation system intended to rival the US-controlled global positioning system. Once fully operational in 2020 it will provide accurate position, navigation and timing information to be used by governments, citizens, industry and the military.

British companies have been central to its design and build. A technical paper handed to EU negotiators last month warned that restricting UK involvement would lead to delays of up to three years and an additional cost to the EU of about 1bn. .

The result prompted a furious response from the UK science minister, Sam Gyimah, who repeated the claim that Britain was willing to walk away from the project, to develop a rival satellite. The UK was beaten by a simple majority within the 28 member states.

Gyimah said: The government has been clear that our preference is to contribute fully to Galileo as part of a deep security partnership with the EU, and that negotiations should be allowed to run their course. By forcing through this vote, while excluding UK companies from the contracts on unfounded security grounds, the European Commission has put this at risk.

There is an option on the table that would benefit both the UK and EU. If that is not accepted by the EU, we are a proud and confident nation and will be looking at all alternatives.

The development came 24 hours after European commission officials secured support from the 27 member states for their decision to treat the UK like any other non-EU country, despite concerns among some at the high-handed approach of its officials on the issue.

France, the UKs closest security partner in the EU, which is particularly keen for tight cooperation in the future, backed Michel Barnier, the EUs chief negotiato...


Dice Rosario Robles que la acusan por que su nombre vende y pide que la investiguen "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Rosario Robles Berlanga, actual titular de Sedatu, se defendi de las acusaciones por desvo de dinero y dijo que no hay ni pruebas ni elementos que la vinculen.   Regeneracin, 12 de septiembre de 2018.- Rosario Robles Berlanga, actual titular de Sedatu, pidi que se le investigue luego de que se diera a conocer que []

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Evils and lesser evils "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Does this sound awfully familiar to you: Democratic politicians who constantly echo courageous populist themes in speeches, news releases and election ads, and then often uses the partys governmental power to protect the status quo and serve corporate donors in their interminable class war? David Sirota tears into the smug complacency of corporate Democrats. It felt good to see someone calling them out.

Amid an upsurge of populist energy that has alarmed the Democratic establishment, a new wave of left-leaning insurgents have been using Democratic primaries to wage a fierce war on the partys corporate wing. And, as in past presidential primary battles, many Democratic consultants, politicians and pundits have insisted that the party must prioritize unity and resist grassroots pressure to support a more forceful progressive agenda.

Not surprisingly, much of that analysis comes from those with career stakes in the status quo. Their crude attempts to stamp out any dissent or intraparty discord negates a stark truth: liberal Americas pattern of electing corporate Democrats rather than progressives has been a big part of the problem that led to Trump and that continues to make Americas economic and political system a neo-feudal dystopia.

Im not going to blame the Democrats for Trump thats all on the Republican party. But I will blame the Democrats for failing to provide a compelling alternative. Under the influence of big money donors, the current Democratic party is acting as if they only have to be slightly less insane than the Republicans to win, so theyve been swirling down the same drainjust with a bit more lag.

He names names, and gives examples of Democratic failures.

Less than a decade ago, with Democratic majorities controlling both the House and Senate, it was the administration led by Obama and Emanuel that bailed out Wall Street, enshrined a too-big-to-jail doctrine for megabanks and by its own admission designed the Affordable Care Act to preclude Medicare for All. Obamas administration did this while Democrats controlled both the House and Senate. It was Democratic lawmakers like Delawares Tom Carper and Connecticuts Joe Lieberman who helped insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyists make sure the ACA also excluded any public healthcare option that could compete with private insurers.

Today, it is House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, from deeply liberal San Francisco, insisting that Medicare for All will not be any kind of litmus test for her party and promising that budget-cutting austerity will govern Democrats legislative agenda should they retake Congress.



Who is Fighting Trumps Declassification? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Who is Fighting Trumps Declassification? Video Bill Still President Trump has given the crooks in the FBI and DOJ all the time in the world to do the right thing namely tell the truth. But Trumps generosity is...

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George W. Bush To Fundraise For GOP Candidates "IndyWatch Feed"

George, sit this one out, do some painting, go on a bike ride with Jeb. Via Politico: Former President George W. Bush is hitting the fundraising circuit for a handful of Republican House and Senate candidates, joining the partys push to maintain its congressional majorities. Bush has maintained a low profile since leaving office in []


Crimes Were Committed "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Crimes Were Committed Before, during and after the crisis, Financial Felonies abounded TBP, September 12, 2018       Why did nobody go to jail? To many people, this is the single most frustrating post-crisis question. Later this week, I will post the 10 issues people still misunderstand, but it is the lack of criminal

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AMLO prepara plan de desarrollo para disminuir migracin de Centroamrica "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

El programa busca atender la regin de Centroamrica, particularmente Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador; el fin es disminuir el flujo migratorio Regeneracin, 12 de septiembre de 2018. Marcelo Ebrard, prximo canciller, inform que se encuentran trabajando en un programa de desarrollo para Amrica Central, con todos los pases de la regin, particularmente con Guatemala, Honduras []

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Fukushima in America? Twelve nuclear power plants are in the path of Hurricane Florence flooding, storm surge threaten cooling operations "IndyWatch Feed World"

At least twelve operating nuclear reactors are in the predicted path of Hurricane Florence, which has been upgraded to a category 4 storm as it surges toward the U.S. East Coast. According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which offers an interactive map of active nuclear reactors, two plants are vulnerable to both heavy rainfall and the expected storm surge which could bring a surge of up to 20 feet of ocean water pouring into coastal areas.

Those two reactors, located NE of Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, are known as Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Unit 1 and Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Unit 1.

Each unit produces nearly 1,000 MWe of electricity, and they are both built on the General Electric Type 4 power plant design, which is almost identical to the GE nuclear power plant design used in the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors in Japan. All of these reactors are designed and constructed as boiling-water reactors or BWRs. The designs are decades old, and they are subject to catastrophic failures and even core meltdowns that release radioactive isotopes directly into the atmosphere and surrounding areas.

According to current forecasts, these nuclear power plants appear to be in the direct line of Hurricane Florence. Heres the current forecast from the NOAA, which brings the hurricane directly into North Carolinas coastline:


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