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Evidence Saudi-led coalition aims to destroy food production in Houthi-controlled Yemen report "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | October 13, 2018 As the war in Yemen rages on, a new report says there is strong evidence that the Saudi-led coalition has aimed to destroy food production and distribution in areas of the country controlled by Houthi rebels. The report, titled Strategies of the Coalition in the Yemen War: Aerial Bombardment and []


Las escuelas normales no pueden estar abandonadas, se rescatarn: Esteban Moctezuma "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Durante el foro de educacin en Quintana Roo, Esteban Moctezuma, asegur que las escuelas normales son la base del proceso educativo Regeneracin, 13 de octubre de 2018. Esteban Moctezuma, el prximo titular de la Secretara de Educacin Pblica, hizo el compromiso de rescatar y robustecer las escuelas normalistas del pas durante la prxima administracin federal. []

La entrada Las escuelas normales no pueden estar abandonadas, se rescatarn: Esteban Moctezuma se public primero en Regeneracin.


Verschlimmbessern "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Verschlimmbessern, verb, German: Making something worse by trying to improve it.

I tried to somehow righten the mistakes I made with the first bracelet, but instead made matters worse, though I think it would have come to this eventually anyway. But I learned quite some things.

bracelet with matte top

Cut off top section


Sticky front

I tried to cut off the sticky top section, round the edges and then polish it up to shine again. This didnt work well for several reasons.

Most importantly:  If your resin didnt cure properly, theres not a lot you can do. Reflect on what you did wrong. Do better next time.

The soft spots were all over, and when I cut off the top, the fine dust stuck to the soft spots and made them matte. And since the whole thing isnt as hard as it should be, it moved quite a lot so the resin and the stones separated in places, leaving more matte spots.

Another lesson: you cannot get around very fine wet sanding paper. All my mats and polishing stuff were still way too coarse to make it shine again. This will be very important since one of the projects that Ive planned involves makeshift moulds* and requires grinding and polishing.

*Resin Obsession can speak many words to the wise about not being too ambitious in the beginning, but nobody ever accused me of being wise.


Experts warn of fake Adobe Flash update hiding a miner that works as a legitimate update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Security experts from Palo Alto Networks warn of fake Adobe Flash update hiding a miner that works as legitimate update and really update the software.

A fake Adobe Flash update actually was used as a vector for a malicious cryptocurrency miner, the novelty in this last campaign is represented by the tricks used by attackers to stealthily drop the malware.

The fake Adobe Flash update has been actively used in a campaign since this summer, it borrows the code from the legitimate update and also updates victims software, but it also includes the code to download an XMRig cryptocurrency miner on Windows systems.

However, a recent type of fake Flash update has implemented additional deception. As early as August 2018, some samples impersonating Flash updates have borrowed pop-up notifications from the official Adobe installer. reads the analysis published by Palo Alto Networks.

These fake Flash updates install unwanted programs like an XMRig cryptocurrency miner, but this malware can also update a victims Flash Player to the latest version.

fake Adobe Flash update


The fake Adobe Flash updates use file names starting with AdobeFlashPlayer that are hosted on cloud-based web servers that dont belong to Adobe.

The downloads always include the string flashplayer_down.php?clickid= in the URL.

At the time of the report, it is still unclear the way attackers were spreading the URLs delivering the fake Adobe Flash update.

The domain is associated with other updaters or installers pushing cryptocurrency miners and other unwanted software

Network traffic analysis revealed the infected Windows hosts connect to [osdsoft[.]com] via HTTP POST request. This domain was associated with updaters or installers pushing cryptocurrency miners.

This domain is associated wi...


Can Russia, Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria form a counter NATO force? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - VT readers know how much time we have spent watching Turkey with its roller coaster policy of supporting Syria,


We Need a New Armistice Day "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Remarks at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz, Calif., on October 12, 2018.


GCC9 Lands Initial C++ Networking TS Implementation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The GCC9 compiler code as of Friday has an initial implementation of the C++ networking technical specification...


Introducing the NAD+ Mouse Project "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Can we delay or even reverse the aging process? The scientists at the Sinclair Lab at Harvard Medical School think so, and you can help them find out!

So far the NAD+ Mouse Project by Dr. David Sinclair and his team at Harvard Medical School has raised over $43,265 for an exciting research project that is targeting the aging process. Help us reach $45,000 so we can expand the project even more.


That other Supreme Court seat "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

vote, Mark Moore, 16-year-olds, Arkansas primaries, GoodsonBy Steve Brawner,  2018 by Steve Brawner Communications, Inc.

Youre probably well informed about the Supreme Court seat thats already been filled, but not so much about the one where you still have a say. Lets start fixing that.

The one thats filled will be occupied in Washington, D.C., perhaps for 30 years, by Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  Read the rest

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Controlling the herd mind "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

HOW PEOPLE BECOME EASILY CONTROLLED BY TYRANTS The question often arises in liberty movement circles as to how we get to the point of full blown tyranny within a society.  There are numerous factors that determine this outcome, but through all the various totalitarian systems in history there are common denominators  elements that must be there for []


Encuentran glifosato y OGMs en muestras de harina de maz de Maseca "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

La Asociacin de Consumidores Orgnicos (ACO) report haber encontrado niveles altos del qumico glifosato y de AMPA -su ingrediente activo- en muestras de harina de maz blanco y amarillo provenientes de diferentes partes de Mxico.

El glifosato es el principal componente del herbicida Faena o Roundup de Monsanto, ampliamente usado en la agricultura. En marzo de 2015 la Agencia Internacional para la Investigacin sobre el cncer, un rgano especializado de la Organizacin Mundial de la Salud trabajando con ms de 17 expertos de once pases, clasific al glifosato de probable carcingeno.

Los resultados de las muestras de laboratorio de harina de maz blanco y amarillo de la marca Maseca muestran concentraciones de glifosato que van desde las 5.14 hasta las 17.59 ppb o partes por billn. Asimismo, la presencia de Organismos Genticamente Modificados (OGM) alcanza hasta 94.15% en una de las muestras, observando una clara correlacin: a mayor porcentaje de OGM, mayor concentracin de glifosato.

Las muestras fueron analizadas por los laboratorios del Health Reasearch Institute en Iowa, Estados Unidos, bajo el mtodo de la FAO [1].

El glifosato se usa ampliamente en los campos agrcolas, pero su presencia es ms intensa en los campos de monocultivos donde prevalecen los transgnicos.

Mxico es un pas donde la produccin de maz transgnico est prohibida, con lo cual la presencia de altos ndices de glifosato en maz nos lleva a concluir que:

1. Maseca est importando maz para la elaboracin de harina para sus tortillas. Este maz, que es importado principalmente desde Estados Unidos, se utiliza para alimento balanceado. En otras palabras, estamos importando el maz que Estados Unidos utiliza para alimentar cerdos, que se usa para elaborar las tortillas que consumimos.

2. El gobierno federal y los organismos de control no defienden apropiadamente a las personas consumidoras al permitir el ingreso de harinas con altos ndices de glifosato sin el etiquetado apropiado.

3. Mxico no est defendiendo efectivamente su cultivo principal, de subsistencia y soberana, base de la dieta diaria de los mexicanos: el maz.

4. Maseca est mezclando diferentes tipos de maces en su harina, tal vez para reducir su costo de produccin, pero esto a expensas de la calidad del producto final.

La ACO exige a Maseca -la principal productora de harina de maz en Mxico y principal exportadora hacia Centroamrica, Estados Unidos y otras partes del mundo- que utilice maces criollos no transgnicos en la elaboracin de sus harinas, y que transparente su proceso de nixtamalizacin....


Seven more are killed at Gaza fence as old man urges, Sons, do not waste your life living in siege "IndyWatch Feed War"

Seven Palestinians were added today to the 199 killed during protests at the Gaza-Israel border throughout 29 successive weeks of the Great March of Return since the protests began March 30.

Another 250 were injured on Fridays protest by the Israeli forces live fire, including one critically injured and five seriously wounded, the Gaza health ministry reported. Some 15,000 Palestinians were protesting at the border.

The soldiers killed five men east of Al-Bureij refugee camp. Young demonstrators were able to retrieve the bodies and they were transferred to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital. The sixth was killed east of Rafah in the southern enclave, while the seventh was killed in the Malaka area east of Gaza City. Local sources said.

Protests at the Gaza fence, Oct. 12, 2018, photo by Mohammed Asad.

The seven victims identified so far are Ahmed Ibrahim Zaki al-Taweel (27), Mohammed Abdulhafiz Ismail (29), Ahmed Abu Naeem (17), Abdallah al-Daghma (25) Afifi Mahmoud Afifi (18) Tamer Abu Ermana (22) and Mohammed Abbas (21).

Through the thick black smoke of burning tires, the crowds that gathered at the eastern border of the Strip could see scores of young men dragging wire fencing away from the Israeli border.

Protests at the Gaza fence, Oct. 12, 2018, photo by Mohammed Asad.

Many of the protesters wore gas masks made out of soda cans and pieces of cloth, as tear gas rained down periodically.

At the scene, ambulances roared through the fields gathering the wounded. When there were not enough vehicles, demonstrators lifted wounded people in their arms or onto gurneys to move them out of the impasse.



Whos your daddy? Trump knows its not him "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Steve Brawner,  2018 by Steve Brawner Communications, Inc.

Say what you want about President Trump, but hes accomplishing much of what he wants to do. Maybe thats because he grasps a reality in todays politics: The president is not our daddy. Read the rest

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NASA Releases 4K Video Of The Moon Ending The Moon Landing Conspiracy "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A 4K video tour of the Earths moon has been released by NASA, showing off the surface in an extraordinary detail. The footage explores the features of the moon and it is stunning collected by NASAs Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft over a period of nine years, the footage is dubbed as virtual tour of the moon in a fascinating 4K detail.


Media source for Jamal Khashoggi scoops is protege of imprisoned al-Qaeda financier "IndyWatch Feed War"

It still isnt clear what exactly happened to Jamal Khashoggi, or who is responsible. The Turkish government insists that he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where Saudi government operatives murdered him. The Saudis deny this. There is no doubt that they could have done it, and that the Saudi government is capable of that []


World bank: Chinas Belt and Road tempts states, but comes with risks "IndyWatch Feed War"

Chinas massive Belt and Road Initiative building push may create debt risks but is also responding to major infrastructure gaps in Asia and could boost global trade, World Bank officials say. POOL/AFP/File | The Belt and Road Initiative was launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013

The relatively upbeat assessment of a sometimes controversial programme comes despite the debt crisis now faced by Pakistan, a recipient of massive Chinese loans.

China launched the ambitious plan in 2013 under President Xi Jinping, seeking to link Asia, Europe and Africa with a network of ports, highways and railways.

It has dispersed tens of billions of dollars in loans, often to highly indebted countries, sparking criticism of Beijing for everything from debt entrapment to excluding local labour from projects funded by the plan.

But, meeting in Bali this week, officials from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund said the BRI filled important gaps, while acknowledging concerns.

There are huge opportunities: improved infrastructure means more trade, more investments, higher growth, bringing in landlocked regions, said Caroline Freund, the Banks director of trade, regional integration and investment climate.

But there are challenges as well There are environmental and social risks, there are issues to do with public procurement, and sustaining public debt becomes an issue because these projects are expensive, she added.

The World Bank estimates that BRI-funded infrastructure could boost trade among countries involved by 3.6 percent, and global trade some 2.4 percent.

And officials say it is offering funding in areas where it is sorely needed.

Debt fears

Several countries, especially in Central Asia and Caucasus have benefitted in order to improve their infrastructure as well as also to promote additional interregional trade, said Jihad Azour, the IMFs director of the Middle East and Central Asia department.

Central Asia will benefit from any additional investment that will lead to greater integration.

He called however for careful spending, urged transparent procurement processes, and warned that countries should maintain their debt sustainability.

In the last five years, Chinas direct investment under BRI has surpassed $60 billion, leaving several recipients vulnerable.

The Centre for Global Development, a think-tank, says BRI investments h...


DXVK Already Lands Vulkan Transform Feedback Support, RADV Posts Patches "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With the newly-announced Vulkan 1.1.88 that brings VK_EXT_transform_feedback, the DXVK Direct3D-on-Vulkan layer has already implemented the transform feedback support...


See what the two main American political parties have become "IndyWatch Feed War"

David Lindsay See what the two main American political parties have become. On any one or more of torture, Guantnamo Bay, mass surveillance, workers rights, consumer protection, environmental responsibility, treaties with Native Americans, healthcare for people with pre-existing conditions (that is, people like me), the Presidents supposed immunity from indictment, and the Presidents supposed power to pardon himself, Brett Kavanaugh could easily have been blocked by enough Republicans and all Democrats, plus Bernie Sanders. But instead, the useless Democratic Party made it about a #MeToo and #IBelieveHer story that it was impossible to prove. The party of Glass and Steagall repealed Glass-Steagall. The party that put a man on the Moon has become the party that puts a man in the ladies room. The eventual party of Civil Rights has regressed to being the party of the lynch mob. I am not going to do the line about the Democratic Partys having gone from a chicken in every pot, to a chicken on pot, because the truth is even worse. Those who had cut their

Saturday, 13 October


Ex-Ambassador Lists Three Reasons Why US Turning Up the Heat Over Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Editors note:  Of course,  America doesnt have a credible president.  It has one that has sent Kushner to Saudi Arabia to secure financing for New Jersey tenements, for Trump properties and to keep cash flowing to ISIS. Then again, world markets cant take Saudi sanctions while we go after Iran at the same time, on []


2019: Nobody Can Stop Great Ogboru "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Chief Great Ogboru

By Barr. Mary Agbajoh
LAGOS OCTOBER 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The landslide victory recorded by Chief Great Ogboru in Delta State All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primary held recently at the College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State, is evident that the Peoples General is on ground, moving stronger and it seems nobody can stop him in achieving his goal of becoming Delta State governor in 2019.
In the primary election, Ogboru polled a total of 3,292 votes to defeat his closest rival, Victor Ochei, who scored 160. His performance in the election which was adjudged peaceful, free and fair revealed the lingering love and trust the people of Delta State has on Ogboru ability to lead them to the land full with milk and honey.
For long, Deltans have place trust and hope on Ogboru because he is a dedicated and committed leader who want to see that the people of Delta State are delivered from this current state of poverty situation . He has the structure and has been winning all the elections that he contested, but unfortunately the extra dynamic power needed to see victory for him was always lacking. If the coming elections were contested under peaceful, free and fair atmosphere as evident in the concluded Delta Governorship primary election, no one will be able to stop Ogboru from not becoming Delta State governor in 2019.
Taking into cognizance that Ogboru...


The Contradictions Of Being Pro-Capitalist And Anti-War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In his lesser known novel, A Small Town in Germany, John Le Carr skewers the diplomatic class in the old West German capital of Bonn. An investigator sent to the drizzly town on the banks of the Rhine discovers a fog of misdirection as he tries to track down a fled spy. At one point, comfortably resigned to his frustration, a glib diplomat tells the investigator, himself at wits end, unable to capitalize on an array of clues, Theres always something; theres never enough. This is largely the story of the socialist opportunists that the Russian Bolsheviks themselves skewered in the revolutionary and blood-scented atmosphere of World War One Europe. As Vladimir Lenin argues in Imperialism...


Is That All You Got? Georgia Organizations Were Ready For Black Voter Purge By The GOP "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For YEARS Ive been trying to get people to give a shit about Exact Match, before the day after the voter-registration deadline, says a Georgia Democratic campaign staffer, who wished to remain anonymous. The exasperation in their voice is obvious. Exact Match is the gentrified name for Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemps anti-black voting apparatus, which hes wielded with such efficiency that Jeff Sessions is jealous. Even though Kemp is in a close election with Democrat Stacey Abrams for the governors mansion in Georgia, hes still allowed to oversee the election as secretary of state (Abrams camp just called for Kemp to resign as secretary of state).


Ridgezilla Returns "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica" is a back.  A huge persistent ridge of high pressure that won't go away.    You know its name:

And because of this monstrous high pressure, it won't rain at least for a week.  Our temperatures will be above normal.  Afternoons will have sun.  Absolutely perfect fall weather.

Let's me show you this unnatural creature through a series of upper-level (500 hPa pressure level, about 18,000 ft) maps.

The forecast map for 2 PM Saturday shows a huge ridge of high heights (or pressures) over the northeast Pacific.

 5 PM Monday?  Still there!
 8 AM Wednesday has the ridge in place, but displaced a bit to the east.   Still protecting us from the rain monster.

 And it moves back and strengths at 5 PM Friday.  Wow.



Moses Taiga, Utomi, Others To Attend Sam Orovwujes Book Launch In Lagos "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Sam Orovwuje

LAGOS OCTOBER 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Founder/CEO of The Centre For Values In Leadership (CVL), Professor Pat Utomi is expected to deliver the keynote address at book launch titled, Federalism, Leadership and Development written by Samuel A. Orovwuje.
A statement made available to our media disclosed that the President-General of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Olorogun Moses Taiga will be the Chairman of the book launch holding on Thursday, 25h October by 11.00 am at Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria-Island, Lagos state.
The statement explained that the book, Federalism, Leadership and Development is a collection of recent essays by Mr. Sam Orovwuje published in newspapers and journals, addressing the themes of leadership, sustainable human development and development paradigms.
It disclosed that the book covers topics as diverse as the crisis of leadership in Africa, leadership models, economic philosophy, poverty, migration, displaced persons, fiscal federalism and national structural deficiencies, especially in Nigeria. Some of the essays have been published in Nigerian national newspapers such as The Guardian and Daily Independent and in select critical foreign journals.
The book, Federalism, Leadership and Development address the critical tripod that is lacking in Nigeria, nay Africa. Thematically, it shows how the destruction of federalism creates room for...


Tagged and Bagged "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

How to permanently DELETE Your Facebook Account 2018 Update Are you living life or are you just talking about it? One of the biggest problems with Facebook is the more time we spend updating our profile and following other peoples lives, the less time we actually spend living. Of course, there are other concerns []


European Parliament removes election ad after Muslim politician calls it Islamophobic "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Islamophobia canard once again at work in Europe, and the brazenness of those who wield it knows no bounds: The European parliament is to remove one of its election adverts after it was branded Islamophobic by a British politician. Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim raised concerns over a giant banner that was recently put up []


Anti-Terrorism Laws Increasingly Used to Target Indigenous Activists "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The images flew around the world. The teepees. The tear gas. The Indigenous water protectors camps. The boots advancing in unison as security forces cracked down on protests at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline. The defiance. The hundreds of arrests. While Sioux leaders advocated for protests to remain peaceful, State law enforcement officials, private security companies and the North Dakota National Guard employed a militarized response to protests, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Peoples, wrote in a recent report. A mercenary firm had been surveilling the pipeline opposition movement and engaged in military-style counterterrorism measures, according to an investigative report published by The Intercept.


IMF WB WTO Scaremongering Threats "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

IMF WB WTO Scaremongering Threats on De-Globalization and Tariffs The Return to Sovereign Nations by  Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog As key representatives of the


Pakistan: Muslims warn of terrible consequences if Christian blasphemer is shown any softness "IndyWatch Feed War"

Asia Bibi is back in the news. The mother of four, in 2010 became the first woman to be sentenced to death under Pakistans draconian blasphemy laws. Her recent appeal hearing was postponed. Now, a so-called hard-line Islamist group has warned of terrible consequences if she is shown any mercy: The ultra-religious Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) []


A Glimpse Beyond the Unipolar Moment "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Norman Ball for the Saker Blog Potentially the most dangerous scenario would be a grand coalition of China, Russia and perhaps Iran, an anti-hegemonic coalition, united not by ideology


Peak Carbon Emissions By 2020, Or Else! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Thats the message from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), which has come out from under the shadows of Paris 2015 swinging like a heavyweight champion boxer, and in fact theyve taken the gloves off in preparation for bare-knuckled fisticuffs. The worlds leading scientists met at the Forty-Eighth Session of the IPCC and First Joint Session of Working Groups I, II, and III, 1-5 October 2018 in Incheon, Republic of Korea and openly declared that civilization is on track for collapse because of reckless use of fossil fuels, unless the beast is corralled, meaning start reacting now, no more waiting around! Peak emissions must be achieved by 2020, a slap in the face wakeup call issued by the gathering of scientists in South Korea...


Trinidad and Tobago is now a jihad hotspot "IndyWatch Feed War"

According to the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Tourism: The islands offer rich history, culture, biodiversity, and lodging with views to die for, but there are other unappealing features that have come to characterize the nation. It has the highest Islamic State recruitment in the Western Hemisphere, was the site of the only jihadist uprising []


Vulkan 1.1.88 Released With Transform Feedback As A Big Win For VKD3D / DXVK "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Vulkan 1.1.88 is out this morning and it's an exciting Vulkan update. Say hello to Vulkan transform feedback!..


I Would Have Quit Politics If Atiku Loses Primary-Onuesoke "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Chief Summy Onuesoke

LAGOS OCTOBER 13TH (URHOBOTOAY)-Peoples Democratic Pary (PDP) Chieftain and former Ddelta State governorship aspirant, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has affirmed that he would have quit active politic should former Vice President Atiku Abubakar failed to clinch the PDP Presidential tick for 2019 election.
Speaking to newsmen in his private office at Abuja while celebrating Atikus victory with his loyalists, Onuesoke recalled that he has been Atikus supporter several years ago and has always have the believe that should he be giving the opportunity to become Nigeria President, he will create great changes.
He described Atiku as a dynamic one-stop shop investment icon, who could turn things around within 90 days of his swearing in as President of our great country.
Responding to question on why he is supporting Atiku, the PDP Chieftain disclosed that Atikus position on restructuring, security and job creation was the basis for his growing support and love for him.
Atiku has the experience and the capacity to rule Nigeria. Remember he was the Vice President of this country for eight years and his experience in the private sector will make him a good President.
Atiku is well prepared for the job. He already has a blueprint on how to grow Nigeria, tackle insecurity and restructure the country to give us true federalism which is key t...


Berlin Startup Offers 1m To Save Ancient Hambach Forest From Coal Mining "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ecosia offers to buy remaining forest from energy firm RWE, which plans to fell most of the trees. A non-profit Berlin tech startup has offered to buy the remaining 200 hectares of an ancient German forest to save it from being destroyed for coal surface mining. Ecosia, a search engine which donates the majority of its advertising revenue to conservation initiatives and funded the planting of almost 40m trees across the world, has approached the energy firm RWE with an offer of 1m (877,000) to secure the final stretch of the 12,000-year-old Hambach forest in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. We think that a fair reconciliation of interests can be found between RWE and the people, and with our commitment to buy the remaining stretch...


Capturing CO2 From Air: To Keep Global Warming Under 1.5C, Emissions Must Go Negative, IPCC Says "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The UN's latest global warming report made it clear that if the world is to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, society urgently needs to move away from fossil fuels completely. But to keep the planet from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, the report says, we'll also have to figure out how to undo some of the damage that's already been done. "Given our current knowledge, we can't get to 1.5 degrees without removing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it," said Kelly Levin, a senior associate at the World Resources Institute. With 1.5C of warming just around the corner, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) considered several solutions for removing CO2 from the airsome as simple as planting more trees...


The US-Led Genocide and Destruction of Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

To summarize, there is no civil war in Yemen. Iran is made the scapegoat for another US illegal war of aggression.


Peace Movement Is On The March "IndyWatch Feed War"

Cindy Sheehan. Photo: Jacob Appelbaum/Wikimedia Commons

By Penney Kome, October 12, 2018


Last month, September 2018, Toronto was the site of an international peace conference, #NoWar2018, coordinated by the New York-based World Beyond War, sponsored or endorsed by dozens of other peace organizations including Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Physicians for Global Survival, Science for Peace, and the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom.

Peace organizations havent been in the news much for a decade or so, even though the U.S. is entering its 18th year of war in Afghanistan. The anti-war faction that mobilized against the Iraq war shrunk precipitously during the Obama years, observed The Atlantic writer Conor Friederdorf in May 2017, and is less noisy as Trump takes office than anti-pipeline protesters.

After a year with Trump in the Oval Office, however, peace is a high political priority again. Theres another major peace event scheduled for Washington, D.C. on October 21.

At #NoWar2018, Christine Ahn argued that reconciliation of North and South Koreas signals a window, a moment in time when peace is possible. Sixteen million South Koreans one in three took to the streets in the fall and winter of 2016, she said.

Two years ago, South Korea experienced a peoples uprising, like the Arab Spring. They marched to demand free elections and the impeachment of corrupt President Park Geun-hye. In her place, the people installed human rights lawyer Mo...


LibreOffice Lands More Qt5 Integration Improvements, LXQt Support "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Recently there's been more improvements for LibreOffice with its Qt5 integration to allow this open-source office suite to jive better with Qt5-based desktops like KDE Plasma and now LXQt...


Pew Poll: 62 Percent Of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Washington, DC: Sixty-two percent of US adults believe that "the use of marijuana should be made legal," according to national survey data compiled by the Pew Research Center and released on Monday. The percentage is the highest ever reported by Pew, which has been tracking Americans' views on the subject of marijuana legalization since 1969. Support was strongest among Millennials (74 percent), Democrats (69 percent), and Independents (68 percent). Support for legalization was weakest among Republicans (45 percent) and those born between the years 1928 and 1945 (39 percent). Since 2000, public support in favor of legalization has nearly doubled, Pew reported.


What Sort of World Are We Headed for? "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The liberal world order never really existed. Great-power politics are here to stay.

U.S. flags flutter in strong wind in front of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., on March 2. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Lately, international relations hands such as Patrick PorterGraham Allison, Thomas WrightRobert KaganRebecca Lissner, Mira Rapp-Hooperyours truly, and a host of others have been caught up in a lively discussion about the current world order. Much of the debate has centered around whether that order was, is, or will be liberal. IR theory mavens out there could spend several days sifting through the various contributions and pondering who makes the better case. But to be honest, Im not entirely convinced it would be worth your time.

Why? Well, for starters, Ive never fully understood what world order means. Plenty of authors use the termthe statesman Henry Kissinger even wrote a fat doorstop of a book with that ponderous titleand I confess that Ive used it myself on occasion. Yet it remains a vague and fuzzy concept on which there is little consensus.

Is world order merely the configuration of power in the world? And if so, how is power being defined?

Is world order merely the configuration of power in the world? And if so, how is power being defined?

Is it the distribution of power plus whatever system of formal or informal rules and norms the strongest states devi...


Fear, Hate and Violence: The Human Cost of US Sanctions on Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

Tehran, Iran. photo credit: kamshot/FlickrBy Alan Knight with with Shahrzad Khayatian, October 13, 2018

On August 23, 2018 the street price of 1 US$ in Iran was 110,000 Rial. Three months earlier the street price was 30,000 Rial.  In other words, the oranges you paid 30,000 Rials for three months ago may now cost you 110,000 Rials, an increase of 367%. Imagine what would happen in Detroit or Des Moines if the price of a half gallon of milk at Walmart jumped from $1.80 to $6.60 in the space if three months?

People living in Iran dont have to imagine what might happen. Theyre living it. They know Trumps sanctions will hurt. Theyve gone through this before. Under Obamas sanctions the number of Iranian families living in poverty almost doubled.

In the US, however, this suffering in Iran will be invisible. You wont see it on the screens of the 24/7 mass-market corporate broadcasts. You wont find it on the pages of the newspapers of record. It wont be debated in Congress. And if something does make it onto YouTube, it will be ignored, downplayed, denied or buried in a lifeless statistic.

The importance of giving a name and face to suffering cannot be exaggerated. We respond to human experience; we ignore statistics. In this series of articles we will follow the lives of middle class Iranians, that middle class Americans can easily identify with, as they live through US imposed sanctions. The stories begin with the implementation of the first tranche of sanctions in August 2018, but first some context.

Why Economic Sanctions

The United States is an imperial power with global reach. It uses its economic and military strength to encourage other countries to follow its policies and do its bidding. The Trump brain trust, after relocating the goal posts, contends that Iran is not playing by the rules of the Imperium.  Iran is secretly developing nuclear capability. It is arming and funding t...


INCREDIBLE STORY OF HERDSMEN KILLINGS: How we killed, burnt peoples house just to take over their cattle "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A 27-year-old man, who introduced himself as Shenu Sani, has told how he joined a gang just to embark on wanton killings of people, including women and children in order to take possession of their victims cattle. Shenu is one of the four men arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Polices Special Intelligence Response []

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The Long Night Has Fallen On The Supreme Court Thanks Largely To Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Brett Kavanaugh took his seat on the far right of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, but before the Courts newest racist, pro-torture, corporate, patriarchal pig could don his new robes the Democratic National Committee was filling email boxes with appeals for funds to turn Republican victory into defeat in November. The only way we'll be able to protect our rights is by regaining a Democratic majority in Congress, writes Seema Nanda, the DNCs chief executive officer. If we don't, women's reproductive justice, affordable health care, and the future of our democracy will all be at risk. The Democrats have been singing that same song for decades -- indeed, generations -- even as they passively allowed reactionary justices to become dominant on the High Court...


And Now, Live on Stage, the Clintons! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Bill and Hillary are invading the turf of pop stars and Paw Patrol Live

Bill and Hillary Clinton attend an event honoring Fleetwood Mac at Radio City Music Hall in January.
Bill and Hillary Clinton attend an event honoring Fleetwood Mac at Radio City Music Hall in January. PHOTO: KEVIN MAZUR/GETTY IMAGES

Ive seen the Stones, Ive seen the Boss, Ive seen the Dead. Ive seen Motley Crue at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin (great showTommy Lee played his drums on the ceiling). I saw Britney Spears walk out on stage with a large albino Burmese python at the Metropolitan Opera House. I saw Justin Bieber. Yeah, I saw Justin Bieber. Im not apologizing for nothing. I contain multitudes, people.

But Im not sure Im going to see Bill and Hillary Clinton live.



Clues That Suggest People are Lying May be Deceptive, Study Shows "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Clues that suggest people are lying may be deceptive, study shows

Researcher Jia Loy, from the University of Edinburgh, created a computerised two-player game in which 24 pairs of players hunted for treasure. Players were free to lie at will.

Researchers coded more than 1100 utterances produced by speakers against 19 potential cues to lying -- such as pauses in speech, changes in speech rate, shifts in eye gaze and eyebrow movements.

The cues were analysed to see which ones listeners identified, and which cues were more likely to be produced when telling an untruth.

The team found listeners were efficient at identifying these common signs.

Listeners make judgements on whether something is true within a few hundred milliseconds of encountering a cue.

However, they found that the common cues associated with lying were more likely to be used if the speaker is telling the truth.

Cues to Lying May be Deceptive: Speaker and Listener Behaviour in an Interactive Game of Deception. Journal of Cognition, 2018; 1 (1): 42 DOI: 10.5334/joc.46

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Rockwool Fails To Report Sinkhole, Cited For Permit Violations "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The West Virginia Department of Environment Protection (WVDEP) cited Danish stone wool manufacturer Rockwool for failing to report the formation of a sinkhole and other problems at a construction site in Ranson, W.Va. Rockwools failure to alert WVDEP of noncompliance with the conditions of its stormwater permit may have endangered health or the environment, according to the Notice of Violation from the state agency. Rockwool intends to construct a 460,000-sq. ft. factory on a 130-acre site to manufacture MMVFoften called stone wool or mineral woolfor use in insulation products and fire-resistant ceiling tiles.


Ahed Tamimi: Hay una larga tradicin de palestinas luchadoras "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Ahed Tamimi (Nabi Saleh, Palestina, 2001) se ha convertido en los ltimos meses en un icono de la resistencia palestina a la ocupacin israel a raz de la difusin masiva de un video en el que la adolescente de 16 aos abofeteaba, en el portal de su casa y a mano descubierta, a un soldado del rgimen de ocupacin fuertemente armado.

El incidente fue filmado pocas horas despus de que Mohammed Tamimi, un primo de la joven fuera tiroteado y herido gravemente en la cabeza sufriendo una lesin que le dejara secuelas de por vida. La grabacin llev a la joven a enfrentarse a doce cargos ante un tribunal militar israel y a cumplir una condena de prisin de ocho meses. Pero a nadie se le escapa que su encarcelamiento, ms all del episodio del soldado humillado, obedece al intento por parte de la administracin ocupante israel de dar un escarmiento a la poblacin combativa del pueblo cisjordano de Nabi Saleh, y en especial a la familia Tamimi y a la propia Ahed, involucradas muy activamente en la resistencia activa no-violenta contra la ocupacin.

Tamimi comenz desde la edad de nueve aos a participar en las acciones de resistencia de la poblacin local de Nabi Saleh contra la expansin de la colonia ilegal juda de Halamish, que supona la confiscacin del manantial que abasteca a la villa. Ya en 2011, a sus 11 aos, comenz a adquirir relevancia en las redes sociales y medios alternativos al ser retratada enfrentndose a un soldado ocupante en actitud de propinarle un puetazo. Su popularidad creci en 2012, gracias a la difusin de un video en el que, enfundada en una camiseta rosa con el retrato del pollito Pioln, se enfrentaba a tortazos a un soldado impidiendo la detencin arbitraria de su hermano.


El 29 de julio, abandonaba la prisin de Ofer habiendo cumplido ntegramente la condena de ocho meses que le impuso el tribunal militar. Tras su excarcelacin, denunciaba los malos tratos y el acoso sexual al que fue sometida durante los interrogatorios, en los que no fue asistida por su abogada ni por ninguna persona mayor de edad. Ahora se encuentra de gira por Europa, de la mano de la organizacin Unadikum, exponiendo su caso y el de ms de 400 menores de edad en las prisiones del rgimen israel. En...


WBC supports Joshua, Wilder fight "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The WBC has ruled to support an ultimate heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua and the winner of Deontay Wilders WBC title clash with Tyson Fury. WBC champion Wilder opted to fight Fury in Los Angeles on December 1 after he was unable to agree a blockbuster bout against Joshua, the WBA super, IBF and WBO []

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Can our modern house divided remain one nation? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Debating Stephen Douglas over slavery, Abraham Lincoln said a house divided cannot stand. In 2018, we also are a house divided and must ask whether the terrible biblical saying Lincoln quoted applies to us. Can we endure as a united country?

We thought our politics couldnt get any crazier, but the political divide and the breakdown in trust became even deeper after the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. When Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, we were permitted to disagree about who was telling the truth. No longer. This time youre complicit with evil if you dont believe his accusers and oppose Kavanaugh, said Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Bring it: Cory Bookers Supreme Court stand

Moral outrage has become the basic currency of political debate, with Hillary Clinton telling her supporters, You cannot be civil, and former Attorney General Eric Holder advising, When they go low, we kick them. So have we, as a story in The Washington Post says, hit rock bottom with no clear path up?

After Kavanaugh was confirmed, liberal columnist E.J. Dionne wrote that the Supreme Courts legitimacy is in tatters. Kavanaugh was nominated by the president, as the Constitution requires, but many liberals think Trump an illegitimate president because more people voted for Clinton. As for the Senate, which confirmed Kavanaugh, its undemocratic because little North Dakota has the same number of senators as California.

By  Frank Buckley
New York Post


Social Media Censorship Intensifies "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The midterm election is being used as an excuse to purge social media accounts and thus reduce traffic to websites on the target list. First it was alt-right figures like Milo Yiannopoulos and Mike Cernovich who had their accounts pulled for behavior that is an everyday occurrence by others on social media. Then Alex Jones was taken down. This was a landmark event that served notice on other websites diverging from the establishment narrative and spreading dangerous alternative facts. Now the effort has moved on the the next level of targets, those with moderate to high social media traffic and successful websites with growing viewership. Not millions like Jones, but a couple hundred thousand all the way down to tens of thousands.


Robert Steele: Time to Occupy the Federal Reserve "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Trump goes to war with the Fed

Facing declines in the stock market after nearly two years of cheerleading, the president is attacking the central bank chief he picked for the post.

ROBERT  STEELE: Politico has it completely wrong.  There is nothing neutral about the Federal Reserve it is the occupying army of the Deep State. The time has come to overturn the Federal Reserve Act. It would not be unreasonable for the President to recall Congress to do this prior to November elections.

The Federal Reserve is a SCAM. It issues promissory notes that allow it to steal, while allowing the creation of false wealth by bankers (normal people cannot just make up money) and imposing a 2% inflation target that amounts to both a tax on the public and the completion of the scam by the time notes come due they are worthless. #EndTheFed.



Links 13/10/2018: Ubuntu Touch OTA-5, MidnightBSD 1.0 Ready "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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    • Pixelbook vs. Pixel Slate: Which Chrome OS Device is the Better Choice?

      As expected, Google announced its first house-branded Chrome OS tablet, the Pixel Slate, a few days ago. It looks like a great device, but how does it compare to the Pixelbook when it comes to a high-end Chrome OS machine?

      Before we get into the comparison, its probably worth talking about what this means for current Pixelbook owners. To put it plainly, if you already have a Pixelbook theres very little reason to consider getting a Slateit isnt even an upgrade, but more of a lateral movement from the Pixelbook. Its an incredibly similar device in a slightly different package.

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NHS is still assessing the cost of WannaCry one year later "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The UKs Department of Health and Social Care provided an update on the efforts to secure the NHS IT infrastructure, with a focus on WannaCry overall costs.

The UKs Department of Health and Social Care provided an update on the spent to secure the IT infrastructure in a report titled Securing cyber resilience in
health and care. One year later the massive WannaCry ransomware attack the NHS is still facing problems caused by the infections.

NHS WannaCrypt ransomware

WannaCry cost the NHS 92m, giving a look at the expense details we can observe item of 19m for lost output and an estimate of 73m of IT cost to fix affected assets.

According to the report, the attack directly impacted over 19,000 patients whose appointments were canceled due to the attack.

The estimate in the report considers the financial costs in  two time periods:

  • during the attack between 12 and 18 May 2017;
  • during the recovery period in the immediate aftermath to June-July 2017;

The analysis focus on two categories of cost are:

  1. Direct impact lost output of patient care caused by reduced access to information and syst...


Webinar on Rights and Recognition Framework "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

On Sunday, Oct. 14th, The Defenders of the Land, the Truth Campaign and the Idle No More networks will be hosting a live stream webinar. We will be providing an analysis of Canadas proposed Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework legislation. This live broadcast will be moderated by Janice Makokis and our guest panel will include legal policy analysts Sara Mainville, Russell Diabo and Rachel Snow.


Worlds fastest camera captures images at 10 trillion frames per second "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Worlds fastest camera that freezes images at 10 trillion frames a second is unveiled

Researchers from Quebec Universitys Institute national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), have developed what they claim as the worlds fastest camera capable of capturing 10 trillion (1013) frames per second. On the other hand, an average smartphone camera manages to capture around 30 per second. The project was led by Caltechs Lihong Wang along with Jinyang Liang, INRS professor, and ultrafast imaging specialist and his colleagues.

Dubbed as T-CUP, the new device is so quick that it literally makes it possible to freeze time to see phenomena such as light itself behave in extremely slow motion.

To build their camera, the researchers looked at compressed ultra-fast photography (CUP), a technique that can capture images at a speed of around 100 billion frames per second. T-CUPs system is based on a femtosecond (one quadrillionth of a second) streak camera that also involves a data acquisition type used in applications such as tomography.

We knew that by using only a femtosecond streak camera, the image quality would be limited, said Professor Lihong Wang, the Director of Caltech Optical Imaging Laboratory (COIL) in a statement. So to improve this, we added another camera that acquires a static image. Combined with the image acquired by the femtosecond streak camera, we can use what is called a Radon transformation to obtain high-quality images while recording ten trillion frames per second.

According to the team, T-CUP has set a world record for real-time imaging speed and could be used to power a new generation of microscopes for biomedical, materials science, and other applications.

This camera represents a fundamental shift, making it possible to analyze interactions between light and matter at an unparalleled temporal resolution.

The very first time the ultrafast camera was used, it broke new ground by capturing the temporal focusing of a single femtosecond laser pulse in real time.

This process was recorded in 25 frames taken at an interval of 400 femtoseconds and detailed the light pulses shape, intensity, and angle of inclination.

Its an achievement in itself. But we already see possibilities for increasing the speed to up to one quadrillion (10 to the 15) frames per second. Speeds like that are sure to offer insight into as-yet undetectable secrets of the interactions between light and matter, says Jinyang Liang, the leading author of this work, who was an engineer in COIL when the research was conducted.

The finding of the research was published in the journal...


Mongoose: Time to End Netanyahus Influence "IndyWatch Feed War"


Benjamin Netanyahu Is No Friend to America

Netanyahu specializes in selling danger to the American people.

As someone who spent four years (from 1994 to 1998) working closely with Israels intelligence service to uncover the truth about Iraqs weapons of mass destruction programs, I can attest that Israeli intelligence is better than most at what it does, but far from perfect. For every good lead the Israelis delivered to the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), for which I was working at the time, they provided a dozen or more that did not pan out. Their detailed analysis about the alleged organization and structure of Iraqs covert nuclear program proved to be far removed from the truth. They got names wrong, affiliations wrong, locations wrongin short, the Israelis made the exact same mistakes as any other intelligence service.

Read full article by Scott Ritter.


Would you like that Academicized? The jokes will proceed in reproducing themselves "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Do not be deceived by those calling themselves academics, for they are far worse than your present masters and will only trade your shackles and chains for imprisonment in their own mental ghettos. Instead of killing you themselves, they will stand by grinning and watching as you annihilate yourselves applying their false promises of free []


US/Saudi Relations Remain Unchanged "IndyWatch Feed War"

As long as Saudi oil keeps flowing and the kingdom continues spending tens of billions of dollars for US assets and weapons, bilateral relations wont change.


Jim Browns Oval Office Speech: I am here to serve "IndyWatch Feed War"

We witnessed a rare moment of humility and service to others from Jim Brown this week when he made his rant at the Oval Office meeting accompanied by his wing-man and media star Kanye West.

Jim Brown said, I am here to serve, Mister President.

Brown, representing the Amer-I-Can foundation, gave us a moment of American greatness that should not be lost in the media maelstrom.

The Amer-I-Can Program is designed to assist in the development of each trainees personal skills in nine critical areas. These life skills are all linked, in order to assist the trainee in becoming a more successful person at reaching his/her full potential, the foundations web site says.

And we at Peace and Freedom know this to be true.

We salute Jim Brown, the Amer-I-Can foundation, and all who live by the credo, I am here to serve.


West made headlines at the White House about his behavior during the sit-down which included a couple classic Kanye rants, a heap of Trump praising and even a hug between the two men.

Brown was there too mostly silent making some wonder if he regretted making the trip. But, when the NFL great left the White House he told throngs of media that couldnt be further from the truth.

We had the opportunity to meet with the President of the United States which everybody doesnt have that privilege. With me, at 82 years old, the only thing I could talk about was how to help other people. So, it was very positive.

Brown went on behalf of his Amer-I-Can foundation which helps inner-city youth develop life skills and he told everyone Trump was very good to the whole delegation.

This is the President of the United States. He allowed me to be invited to his territory, he treated us beautifully, and he shared some thoughts, and he will be open to talking when I get back to him. Thats the best he could do for me.



Background of Russia-Greek Summit in December: Greek Defense Chief Makes Landmark Foreign Policy Proposals "IndyWatch Feed War"

The announced plans to turn Greece into a US aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean is a matter of concern and not only for Moscow.


World view Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Saturday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


Electronic Voting Systems Designed to Obliterate All Proof "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Our team on the ground in Georgia, Florida, and in other key states is finding new evidence each day that the upcoming midterms will be extremely undemocratic and rife with vulnerabilities, and that millions of eligible voters will not get to cast a ballot for a variety of reasons.

It can be truly disheartening, but there is a silver lining. Because while the media, the policymakers, and the voters themselves routinely ignore many of these problems, there are also people out there who are dedicating their lives to solving them.

One such person is election integrity activist Marilyn Marks, the executive director of the Coalition for Good Governance (CGG).

In between fighting for the rights of all eligible Americans to vote, she found the time to sit down with WhoWhatWhy for an extensive interview on a wide range of topics.

Truly eye-opening was her commentary on the outdated and vulnerable voting systems still being used in the US today. Marks noted, for example, that US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley recently put Congo on notice that the US could not accept the results of its election if the country used certain voting machines.

Ironically, however, Haley was elected governor of South Carolina on the same type of equipment electronic voting machines with no paper trail.

These machines were also the subject of a lawsuit CGG filed in Georgia earlier this year. Citing the many vulnerabilities of the system, the group sought to force the Peach State to switch to paper ballots.

While the court ultimately decided that there was too little time to make such a change ahead of the midterms, Marks still believes that the judges ruling was a positive for those seeking fair, transparent, and verifiable elections  because it was the first time that a federal court has said using these types of machines is a violation of voters constitutional rights.

Check out the brief clips of Marks discussing these and other issues, and visit WhoWhatWhys YouTube channel and other social media pages ahead of the midterms for other exciting videos...


Israel halts fuel deliveries to besieged Gaza Strip "IndyWatch Feed War"


Defence minister orders suspension after Israel troops killed seven Palestinians at Great March of Return protests on Friday.


October 14 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

1066  Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings  the forces of William the Conqueror defeated the English army and kill King Harold II of England.

1322  Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeated King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotlands independence.

1644 William Penn, English founder of Pennsylvania, was born (d. 1718).

1656  Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against theReligious Society of Friends (Quakers).

1758  Seven Years War: Austria defeated Prussia at the Battle of Hochkirk.

1773  The first recorded Ministryof Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej was formed in Poland.

1805 Battle of Elchingen, France defeated Austria.

1806 Battle of Jena-Auerstdt France defeated Prussia.

1840  The Maronite leader Bashir II surrendered to the British Army and then is sent into exile on the islands of Malta.

1843  The British arrested the Irish nationalist Daniel OConnell for conspiracy to commit crimes.

1863  American Civil War: Battle of Bristoe Station  Confederate troops under the command of General Robert E. Lee failed to drive the American Union Army completely out of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

1867  The 15th and the last military Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunateresigned in Japan, returning his power to the Emperor of Japan and thence to the re-established civil government of Japan.

1882 Eamon de Valera, Irish politician and patriot, was born (d. 1975).

1882 University of the Punjab was founded in a part of India that later became West Pakistan.

1884  The American i...


Britain on the Leash with the United States but at Which End? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is often assumed to be one where the once-great, sophisticated Brits are subordinate to the upstart, uncouth Yanks.


Atlas is Back with Some New Moves "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Atlas is back, and this time hes got some sweet parkour moves to show off. Every few months, Boston Dynamics gives us a tantalizing glimpse into their robotics development labs. They must be doing something right, as these videos never fail both to amaze and scare us. This time Atlas, Boston Dynamics humanoid bipedal robot, is doing a bit of light parkour jumping over a log and from box to box. The Atlas were seeing here is the evolution of the same robot we saw at the DARPA Robotics Challenge back in 2013.

The video caption mentions that Atlas is using machine vision to analyze the position of markers on the obstacles. It can then plot the most efficient path over the obstructions. The onboard control system then takes over and uses Atlas limbs and torso for balance and momentum as the robot jumps up and over everything in its path.

Its interesting to see how smoothly Atlas jumps the offset staircase, leaping left to right from step to step. The jumping is extremely smooth and fluid it seems almost human.  You can even see Atlas let foot just barely clear the box on the second jump. We have to wonder how many times Atlas fell while the software was being perfected.

One thing is for sure, logs and boxes may slow down zombies, but they wont help anymore when the robot uprising starts.

Saudi journalist's Apple watch recorded his own torture and killing: Report "IndyWatch Feed War"


Khashoggi's killing recorded in watch's memory which was synced with his iPhone he had left with fiancee, Turkey's Sabah newspaper says


Who Do Americans Trust? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Who do Americans trust? Do they trust the main stream media? Congress? Here are the answers.

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Fact Checker: Show the Proof for 55,000+ Sealed Indictments "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Lie or truth? Are there in excess of 55,000 sealed indictments of the Deep State? The evidence does not support the claim. Where is the proof? Faith? Hope?

The Best Food Deal in America is here! Are you prepared? Isnt it time? Click here to begin your path that will allow you to survive what is coming. ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF BOTH THE TWO AND FOUR WEEK PACKAGES. GREAT PRICE SAVINGS!




Kanye Wests Quixotic Quest "IndyWatch Feed War"

The man who once declared a president and a party had no use for black people is now a pawn in a game dedicated to marginalizing those same people.


Kanye West meets with Donald Trump in the Oval Office. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

It would not be a story if a famous black pop star todayor anyone else for that matter, reallysaid on camera that Donald Trump doesnt care about black people. Thered be no controversy. Not only is it evident that the president doesnt really care about a great number of people, it is eminently fair to ascertain from his policies and comments that the president does not spare thoughts for the interiority of black lives. Such a claim against him would neither be revelatory nor would it be especially damaging for his political prospects. Such is 2018.

What to make of, then, the now-infamous defection of Kanye West, a man at least partially famous because of his racial critique of a sitting president, to the umbrella of Donald Trump? After the two had lunch this week, and West delivered a bizarre monologue in support of Trump, much attention has been paid to the inner workings of Wests own mind. Questions of his mental health, of his magnetic alignment along the same poles of misogyny and narcissism as Trump, and his embrace of a hodgepodge of conservative-ish ideas have been the focus. But those analyses are mostly personal and quasi-psychological, often ignoring the currents of history that have propelled Trump and West to a lunch at the White House. Those currents can provide answers, both to how West arrived at this point, and to why he and the rest of the country have abandoned the black people most in need.


It took an unspeakable tragedy to shake America out of its doldrums. In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina disintegrated the fabric of thousands of lives. It topped the Louisiana levees, and sent walls of water that turned flimsy homes into matchsticks. It sent toxic sludge into vulnerable neighborhoods, and sparked an exodus that has since reshaped the entire demography of the Gulf Coast. And the deadly aftermath of a slow-rolling crisis that saw almost 2,000 people dead revealed the faults in both local and national society. The faces of the dead, those subject to abuses under de facto martial law, and those who were underserved by the disaster response were most often black. And the faces of the lawthe capital-L Lawthe authorities thatd crammed people into substandard housing, that decried survivors as looters, and that dithered in providin...


Naomi Kleins Patriarchal Christian Nation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


By Eve Mykytyn 


Naomi Kleins piece Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and the Rule of Pampered Princelings, is a thoughtful consideration of how the children of the moneyed classes propagate the self made myth in which individual effort is lionized. In this fiction, government interference is the enemy, and, as Klein points out, those with a lifetime of safety deride the frail safety net society allows to others. She notes that although these princelings may include the less privileged in their rhetoric, they propagate social policies of low taxes and fewer regulations that primarily benefit the very rich.

Klein asks, But what must it take to pour large parts of a fortune that came to you by accident of birth into a relentless campaign of further affirmative action for the rich? Kleins answer is that the rich attribute their riches to what Trump has called, good genes, the corollary of which is that those without must have bad genes and deserve their fate as losers.

To Klein, this is the basis of Trumps bargain: native born whites, although they lack Trumps wealth, are invited to celebrate their own, albeit more modest, birthright entitlements as white, middle-class Americans, and their entitlements as white citizens of a Christian patriarchal nation. This is where my disagreements with Klein begin.

Some of Trumps supporters may well like to identify with (or would like to possess) Trumps wealth. But whether or not the US is a  Christian patriarchal nation, I dont see the evidence that Trumps support comes from people who would like to see it as such.

First, it is unfair to put all of Trumps supporters in one barrel.  Trump won a majority of votes from all white Americans of every education level. Interestingly, while analysis of votes is broken down by race, education and income, there was no category that includes both race and income. Or to the point,...


Pension cuts: IMF refers Greece to its European partners "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The International Monetary Fund referred  Greece to Brussels, when Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos presented the governments arguments that cutting pensions was not a structural measure. During the meeting with IMFs Managing Director Christine Lagarde and the head of the Funds European department Poul Thomsen in Bali, Tsakalotos argued that there was a fiscal space to

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Hamilton: Big Landlord Issues Mass Eviction Notices Against Organized Tenants "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Hamilton: Big Landlord Issues Mass Eviction Notices Against Organized Tenants appeared first on It's Going Down.

As the Stoney Creek Towers rent strike enters its sixth month, CLV is starting to lose it.

Over the past several weeks, CLV has escalated tensions with the residents of the Stoney Creek Towers, in a vain effort to isolate and intimidate tenant organizers. They have installed over 100 new surveillance cameras, and have hired private security to patrol each of the four buildings 24/7. These rent-a-cops have harassed tenants, in some cases demanding they show ID to prove that they live in their building. They have also instituted a blatantly illegal NO LOITERING policy covering the buildings common areas in a transparent attempt to criminalize tenants for holding their weekly lobby meetings, which have been taking place for months without incident.

Theyve attempted to break up these lobby meetings with goonish tactics, and when that has failed, they have stood on the sidelines videotaping their participants. Theyve issued trespass warnings banning HTSN members from the building complexes, and hired a high-priced law firm to draft up a threatening letter warning of further prosecution. Theyve built literal WALLS to seal off the lobbies of two buildings. And theyve resorted to calling tenants who have only recently joined the strike, yelling at them and demanding that they pay their rent. All of this has been a desperate and ultimately vain effort to crush the rent strike in the lead-up to their AGI hearing, scheduled for November 1st and 2nd. Tenant organizing interrupts business as usual and poses a direct threat to CLVs profit model. CLV has resorted to desperate, illegal tactics in an effort to quash this threat.

Tenants have held firm in the face of these intimidation efforts. On Wednesday Oct 3rd, CLV employee and Stoney Creek Towers property manager, Oliver Filip, went around the four buildings with a big stack of N5 eviction notices, delivering them to tenants who have continued to participate in lobby meetings. Recipients included 82 year old strike captain, George Direkz, whose alleged offense was loitering in the common area of a building he has lived in for nearly a decade. Like their earlier efforts, this pathetic attempt at bullying their tenants will fail.

Tenants at the Stoney Creek Towers have filed an application at the LTB against this campaign of harassment, obstruction and intimidation. They will be seeking a rent abatement for the loss of their lobbies, and will be seeking the maximum fine of $100,000 for CLVs wanton and repeated infringement of their righ...


New Satellite System to increase internet connectivity in PNG "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

PNGs new satellite internet system, which will increase PNGs internet capacity by approximately 30 percent, was officially opened on October 11.

The critical investment by Australia saw its Foreign Affairs Minister, Marise Payne, join PNGs Minister for Foreign Affairs, Rimbink Pato, yesterday for the event.

Payne said the new system will benefit Papua New Guineans by reducing barriers to learning, improving private sector capacity and fostering job creation in the long term.

In the near term, the project will boost connectivity for APEC meetings in Port Moresby in November, she stated.

This investment is an important component of Australias broader internet connectivity support that includes the Coral Sea Cable System, which will connect Port Moresby and Sydney by a new fibre optic cable scheduled for delivery by late 2019.

Australia and Papua New Guinea have committed to working closely together to support the development of PNGs information and communications technology sector over the next 15 to 20 years.

(Australias Foreign Affairs Minister, Marise Payne, right, watching a young Manus dancer in action)

Read more on  PNG Technology site : PNG eHow


My response to "Can you recommend a book about Columbus?" "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

I get email from people asking me to recommend a good book about Christopher Columbus. Far too many books depict him as a hero. He wasn't, but people in the US ignore the horrible things he did (if they know about them, that is!). Sounds a lot like the way people in the US and elsewhere, too, are responding to the current president of the US. Does ignoring the problems in people like Columbus make it possible for a nation to ignore the problems in someone like trump?

Columbus did not "discover" America. That's an easy error to spot. With that in mind, I'm trying to come up with a critical literacy lesson that teachers can do to help their students develop the skills to read critically. Here's what I've roughed out so far:

First, get as many different Christopher Columbus picture books as you can, from libraries, yard sales, or used bookstores. Old or new, it doesn't matter. They're easy to get from online booksellers.

Second, create a large chart. In the first column, put the title of one of the books and do that for all the others you want to use. You can use as many as you want. This is a group activity. If you have the option of putting an image of the cover in that column, do that, too. The second column will be for the year the book was published (you'll need to do a mini-lesson on where to find that information in the book). The third column will be for a page number, the fourth column will be for notes. The chart might look something like this:

Third, create and deliver a short lesson that teaches students that Columbus did not "discover" America. Tailor that lesson to the students in your particular grade level. You can do this activity at different grade levels--using picture books or chapter books. If you use picture books and your students are 6th graders, you can frame this as "the books your little brothers and sisters will see..."

Fourth, put students in groups. Show them the chart. Distribute the books (one or two per group, depending on how many you have). Tell them to look for the first occurrence of "discover" in the book they will use in their group. Write the page number(s) on the chart. Step back to do an overall a...


Hate site "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Oh dear, more on the topic of Tommy Robinson, Sammy Woodhouse, Gerard Batten plus a couple of wider questions.

 a) should the BBC and Sky (and any other broadcaster) get away with editing footage to misrepresent an interviewee just because they can?
and b) must we all be held accountable for the stupidity of our own so-called supporters?

A comment from stewgreen led me to Sammy Woodhouses twitter thread



Pakistan: Imran Khan asked the media for 3-month honeymoon The economy wont wait "IndyWatch Feed War"

Traders expressing bafflement over Imran Khan bizarre messaging

THAT racket of objects smashing is the sound of the PTI bull in the proverbial china shop.

I know Imran Khan has asked the media for a three-month honeymoon, but financial markets dont grant any respite. So when the rupee went into free fall against the dollar, and the stock market lost 1,300 points in a single day, what did our prime minister say to reassure investors?

By Irfan Husain

He reverted to the only script he knows, railing against corruption, promising to bring back money taken abroad illegally, and assuring us that overseas Pakistanis would plug the $10 billion gap in our foreign exchange account. But while this kind of populist rhetoric goes down well with Khans supporters, it did little to calm the markets, with many traders expressing bafflement over his bizarre messaging.

As our economy explores new lows, whos in charge?

After the panic comes the pain. With the rupee plunging to new lows, we can safely expect a sharp price rise. As all imports will now cost more, the effects of devaluation will ripple through the economy, causing an inflationary spike that will most affect the poor. The price of petroleum and gas will shoot up, raising prices in every sector, with electricity charges spiralling out of control. Did I hear somebody say Khan and our chief justice have a cunning plan to build dams to overcome our energy shortfall?

And as our economy explores new lows, whos in charge? The PTI has typically blamed the PML-N for the mess it has inherited. But its a bit late for playing the blame game: Imran Khan is now PM, and the buck stops with him. And he has made Asad Umar the finance minister, for better or for worse.

Never having met him, I thought he came across as a reasonable, fairly competent person with some relevant corporate experience behind him. How wrong I was. Somebody has sent me Engros annual accounts for the five years Asad Umar served there as CEO, and Im afraid they make for dismal reading. What puzzles me is why one of Pakistans biggest conglomerates waited five years before parting ways with him.

For starters, Engro shares fell by 77 per cent during Umars tenure, largely because of the ill-conceived new fertiliser plant he had pushed. After he left, the annual report for 2012 said, the very survival of the company was at stake. In fact, Engro lost Rs3bn in its fertiliser operation in just a year. Its other subsidiaries didnt fare much better.



Three Australian Army Blackhawk Helicopters Pass Through Rockhampton Airport Heading to PNG "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

During a stormy Saturday 13 October, three Australian Army Sikorsky S-70A-9 Blackhawk helicopters were noted passing through Rockhampton Airport while heading to Papua New Guinea (PNG).

File photo

They arrived from the South separately as "Centurion 62", "Centurion 61" (as shown below) and "Centurion 63".  

After taking on fuel, all three - which were sadly not able to be identified - departed together under the one radio callsign of "Centurion" and looked to head West to avoid weather before later landing at Townsville.

The Blackhawks are all flown by the Australian Army's 171st Aviation Squadron (forming part of the 6th Aviation Regiment) based at Holsworthy Barracks near Sydney.  It is believed they are ultimately heading to Papua New Guinea which is hosting the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings.


Why Do the Japanese Significantly Outlive the Americans? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Why do the Japanese significantly outlive the Americans? Is it the rice they eat, the fish, what is it? The answer is something that the American medical industrial complex doesnt want you to know about!!!


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Geopolitical tension casts pall over IMF meeting "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Financial leaders fear unity to tackle escalating emerging market woes is lacking

By Chris Giles, James Politi and Stefania Palma in Bali

Finance ministers and central bank governors brushed aside the global rout in stock markets this week at the annual IMF meetings in Bali, Indonesia, but the event was overshadowed by geopolitical tension and few were confident of calmer waters ahead.

Although the global economy is strong, there were fears that financing problems in emerging markets was spreading from specific countries to become generalised capital flight and that global institutions did not have the cohesiveness to deal with problems as they arise.

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF pleaded for nations to sail together to keep the global economy on track, but there were many signs that co-ordinated action is becoming more difficult.

Joko Widodo, Indonesias president, warned that relations between the major economies are looking more and more like the Game of Thrones with a tragic price ready to be paid by all.

One shock this week was that the US president was willing to publicly criticise an out of control Federal Reserve for the falls in equity prices, but there was also concern that many other possible triggers existed for what Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, said could be a snap back in asset prices and a sharp increase in interest rates.

With the worlds two largest economies slapping tariffs on $360bn of goods so far this year, and more to possibly come in the next few months, IMF and World Bank officials, as well as senior officials from many countries, pleaded for Washington and Beijing to de-escalate and reach a truce.

There was little concrete progress made, but the noises from both sides were more soothing than they have been of late. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury secretary, sought to dismiss the trade tensions.

He had received assurances from Yi Gang, the governor of Chinas central bank, that Beijing would not engineer a competitive devaluation of the renminbi to offset the tariffs, which Mr Yi had pledged in a statement to the IMFs governing body.

Policy uncertainty, historically high debt levels, rising financial vulnerabilities and limited policy space could further undermine confidence and growth prospects IMF Mr Mnuchin also dismissed the prospect of China dumping its US Treasury holdings, another retaliatory tool Beijing could unleash, saying he was not losing any sleep over the issue and US debt had plenty of buyers. But Mr Mnuchin did not off...


The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election "IndyWatch Feed War"

The idea promoted by the NYTs Shane & Mazzetti that the Russian government seriously threatened to determine the 2016 election does not hold up when the larger social media context is examined more closely, reports Gareth Porter.


30 Million Facebook Accounts Were Hacked: Check If You're One of Them "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Late last month Facebook announced its worst-ever security breach that allowed an unknown group of hackers to steal secret access tokens for millions of accounts by taking advantage of a flaw in the 'View As' feature. At the time of the initial disclosure, Facebook estimated that the number of users affected by the breach could have been around 50 million, though a new update published today by


Intel's Vulkan Driver Is Working On A NIR Cache "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As a possible performance win, Jason Ekstrand as the lead developer of the Intel ANV open-source Vulkan driver has been developing a NIR cache...


PNG government under fire over APEC Maserati fleet "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Papua New Guinea government is facing a community backlash over the purchase of 40 luxury Maserati sedans to ferry APEC leaders around Port Moresby next month, while the country struggles to pay school teachers and deal with a worsening polio outbreak.

As APECs poorest member state gears up to host the biggest event in its history, with at least $130 million (US$92,599) in support from Australia, locals have also expressed alarm at the installation of new Chinese-funded surveillance cameras across the city.

The Maserati Quattroporte cars, which cost between $210,000 (US$149,000) and $345,000 (US$245,000) each, were delivered to Port Moresby this week from Milan, Italy, on two privately chartered Boeing 747 cargo planes.

The vehicles are equipped with V6 Ferrari engines but will struggle to reach their top speed of 240km on Port Moresbys often potholed roads, which have a maximum 80kmh speed limit.

PNGs Minister for APEC Justin Tkatchenko said the Maseratis had been pre-sold to private sector buyers who would take the vehicles off the governments hands after the summit.

Of course we have paid a deposit to get everything here but all costs will be totally reimbursed and there will be no burden at all to the government at the end of the day. They are selling like hotcakes, Tkatchenko told The Australian.

Its not as though we are going out of our way to show off or be stupid. We just want to make sure the vehicles we purchase are not a burden to the government after the event.

But the purchase has sparked a furious response from PNG community activists.

Prominent PNG blogger Martyn Namarong questioned whether private buyers in PNG would have the money to purchase the $12 million (US$8.5 million) fleet, amid an ongoing foreign currency crisis brought about an artificially high exchange rate.

The private sector has been unable to buy machines and other equipment because of difficulties in getting foreign currency. So its hard to see how they can buy 40 Maseratis, Namarong said.

I never heard about a Maseratis until they arrives in PNG. We cannot maintain our very hardy Toyota vehicles so its hard to see how we will maintain these Maseratis.

He said everyday Papua New Guineans were becoming increasingly angry over the governments APEC expenditure, which some have linked to unexplained pay cuts for the nations teachers.

PNG is also in the midst of a health crisis, with an outbreak...


GOP Seizes On Lefts Unhinged Mob Mentality In Viral Video "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

GOP Seizes On Lefts Unhinged Mob Mentality In Viral Video

The GOP has crafted an advertisement around the unhinged mob theme in a Thursday video which quickly went viral.

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CNNs Chris Cuomo: Trump Was Probably Having Racist Thoughts in Kanye Meeting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CNNs Chris Cuomo: Trump Was Probably Having Racist Thoughts in Kanye Meeting

Imaginary headlines, Blacks love Trump, Hes blacker than Obama! Cuomo said.



New Zealand Kiwis stun Australian Kangaroos 26 - 24 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Kiwis celebrate a try. NRL Photo 
New Zealand captain Dallin Watene-Zelezniak declared that the Kiwis would only continue to improve as they begun a new era for international football by inflicting the first defeat in Mal Meninga's tenure as Australian coach.

Kiwis halfback Shaun Johnson led his team to their first win over the Kangaroos since the 2015 Anzac Test, while debutants Joseph Manu and Brandon Smith were among the stars in the 26-24 win at Mt Smart Stadium.

It was the first Test for Australia since Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk stood down from representative football and the retirement of Billy Slater and Johnathan Thurston, with just eight members of the Kangaroos team which won last year's World Cup playing in Auckland.

However the Kiwis also had a new-look team, with Watene-Zelezniak making his debut as captain and Manu and Smith joining the new players blooded in June's Denver Test against England.

The win is a boost for the game in New Zealand after the disappointment of a World Cup campaign in which they suffered back-to-back losses to Tonga and Fiji and were eliminated in the quarter-finals.

However, Watene-Zelezniak said the Kiwis still had a lot of work to do and would benefit from the upcoming Test series against England.

"It feels so surreal," Watene-Zelezniak said. "We are still building, We have only set the foundations now but we have to keep building.

"Everyone was just on. We were a bit shaky at times but we this is just the beginning.

"That's what we came here for to give the fans.

"I think we take a lot of confidence. We have got some work to do but we are on the right track."

The Kiwis dominated the first half for all but the opening three minutes and the last 60 seconds but Australia led 12-8 at the interval following an early try to Valentine Holmes and another by Dane Gagai just before the siren.

Holmes's 12th try in his last four Test appearances struck fear into the hearts of New Zealand fans that the new look Kangaroos would be just as dominant as previous versions,....


Politico: Trump May Not Be Crazy, But Hes Driving The Left Insane "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Politico: Trump May Not Be Crazy, But Hes Driving The Left Insane

And to think we could be in for six more years of perpetual triggerings.

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Top 5 Stories from the Week (Oct 8Oct 12, 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Here's our top content from the week.  Sign up for our email list to get this delivered to your inbox every Friday.

1. Wide Streets as a Tool of Oppression

by Nolan Gray | October 8, 2018

Wide, straight, monumental streets have always served the interests of those in power. They allow for the mobilization of military force, subordinate the unplanned chaos of the city to grandiose visions, and have been used to dispossess and displace small businesses, the poor, and racial and political minorities.

2. The Failure of "Just Add Water" Urbanism

by Arian Horbovetz | October 9, 2018

To assume that a street-forward, mixed use development will activate a lifeless area is like assuming that gardening is a matter of just add water. In reality, different urban environmentslike different soils, climates, and plantsrequire different elements of care.

3. The Inertia of Lines on Paper

by Charles Marohn | October 8, 2018

Decades ago, we decided where roads will go. Whether it makes sense or not today, that is where they must go.

4. 64.6 Brings a Community Together in Revitalized Downtown Fort Smith

by Daniel Herriges | October 10, 2018

A nonprofit placemaking organization is bringing events, parks, public art and more to downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas, one playful experiment at a time.

5. The Causes of Traffic and Congestion

by Andrew Price | October 4, 2018

Will this new development make traffic worse? The conventional wisdom about the relationship between development and traffic contains a number of important misconceptions.

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ProvocAzione Editorials anarchist monthly January 1987 May 1991 #anarchism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Anarchist Monthly ProvocAzione was published from January 1987 until May 1991. Here are the editorials.

Originally published by ProvocAzione. Online by Elephant Archives.

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.

Number One January 1987

Number Two February 1987 To see clearly, to see well

Number Three March 1987 From the centre to the periphery

Number Four April 1987  Finding the thread

Number Five May 1987 The positive the negative

Number Six June 1987 Out of uncertainty

Number Seven September 1987 The horizon is getting clearer

Number Eight October 1987 The head and the sand

Number Ten January 1988

Number Eleven February 1988

Number Twelve March 1988

Number Thirteen April 1988

Number Fourteen June 1988

Number Sixteen September 1988

Number Seventeen November 1988

Number Twenty-Two November 1989 To the eternally undecided

Number Twenty-Four June 1990 Going forward

Number Twenty-Seven May 1991 Press communique

This paper was born from the need to accompany the review Anarchismo with an agile publication capable of developing circumscribed and condensed analyses. Political and social analyses, leaflets, communiques and documents of the anarchist movement as well as of other groups and organisations, as well as many short and very short articles concerning attacks on the struc...


Did US and Allies Commit War Crime by Bombing Syria on April 14th? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The US and its allies have routinely committed aggression, in places such as Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. A particular instance of it could be especially prosecutable, because the alleged cause for the invasion could turn out to have been a provable lie.


Your Blood Will Freeze: How Foreigners Seek Immortality in Russia "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Sputniks interlocutor has a medallion with a phone number and instructions for what to do if he dies. So its highly likely that if he dies he will end up where he and Sputnik have come.

Freeze Your Own Grandma

Danila Medvedev is a 38-year-old futurist, transhumanist and Chairman of the board of the Russian company KrioRus. The company was founded in 2006 and, as you can guess from its name, deals with the question of how to preserve the bodies of dead people for a future awakening.


The Future of Trumpism: A Conversation with Brendan OConnor "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post The Future of Trumpism: A Conversation with Brendan OConnor appeared first on It's Going Down.

We recently caught up with freelance journalist Brendan OConnor, after he had returned from covering a far-Right conference in St. Louis that brought together former White House staff with Pizzagate conspiracy peddlers, Alt-Right race realist YouTubers, and European MPs from neo-fascist parties in Germany and Poland. After the conference, which OConnor wrote about in The Nationwe wanted to pick his brain about the nature and future of Trumpism, as both the aftershocks of the recent tax cuts are starting to be felt and Trump remains mostly unpopular, yet at the same time, globally there continues to be a march towards far-Right populism and fascism, often in the wake of the failure of the Left in power.

We begin our conversation by essentially surveying the playing field of the far-Right, which has by and large, seen a decrease in street activity, yet an embrace from the political establishment and mass media outlets, such as Fox News. Fundamentally, we ask what the overall outcome will be from the institutionalization and recuperation of white nationalism.

Moreover, we discuss what the consequences, if there will be any, of the increasing negative returns of Trumpism itself. From the inability of Trump to keep jobs in the country, the failure of trade war tactics, the unfolding class war implicit in the tax cuts, to a possible looming economic recession.

Central to this discussion is the question, of which our conversation does not find a clear answer, of what has animated Trumpism the most in the US: a sense of attempting to re-cement the racial caste system of white supremacy, or simply a buck the system desire to push back on decades of neoliberalism and the ravages i...


365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

There was a time when the Ranfurly Shield stayed stubbornly with one team.

Auckland had held it for ages when they challenged North Otago and for a few glorious minutes the score line was North Otago 5 Auckland 0.

The former scored no more points and Auckland added 359 by the time the final whistle blew.

Then Canterbury won the shield and staved off multiple challenges.

But in recent years challengers have managed to win and the shield has had several different homes.

Today, for the second time in recent years, it has come back to Otago.

Last time the team held it for little more than a week.

This time it will stay on the right side of the Waitaki River for at least the summer, and fingers crossed, maybe a bit longer.

However, long its in the hands of the blue and gold team, well enjoy it while it lasts.

Tonight Im grateful to be on the winning side.


FDA Issues Stiff Warning to E-Cig Seller who put Viagra in Vape Liquid "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

FDA Issues Stiff Warning to E-Cig Seller who put Viagra in Vape Liquid:

The US Food and Drug Administration made clear on Thursday, October 11, that it has a major bone to pick with an electronic-cigarette vendor that illegally pumped prescription erectile dysfunction drugs into unapproved e-liquid products intended for vaping.

The cocky company, HelloCig Electronic Technology Co. Ltd, even advertised the vape liquids with labels and images using drug brand names. For instance, it sold one of the vaping liquids as "E-Cialis HelloCig E-Liquid" alongside an image of a bottle and tablets of Eli Lilly's erectile dysfunction drug Cialis. It also sold a product with the brand of an anti-obesity drug that had been pulled from the market in Europe for causing psychiatric disorders. The e-liquid really contained the erectile dysfunction drug in Viagra, the FDA found.

[...] The throbbing mad agency issued a stiff warning and firmly threatened "civil money penalties, criminal prosecution, seizure, and/or injunction" if HelloCig didn't pull its products out of the market immediately. The company has 15 days to respond.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb blasted the company in a statement, saying:

"There are no e-liquid products approved to contain prescription drugs or any other medications that require a doctor's supervision. Prescription drugs are carefully evaluated and labeled to reflect the risks of the medications and their potential interactions with other medicines, and vaping active drug ingredients is an ineffective route of delivery and can be dangerous. There are no e-liquids that contain prescription drugs that have been proven safe or effective through this route of administration."

The jokes almost write themselves.

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Sharing is Key to a New Economic and Democratic Order "IndyWatch Feed War"

In order to meet the colossal challenges of the time, fundamental change to the socio-economic order is needed. The environmental catastrophe is the major issue, together with armed conflict, potentially nuclear. Both threaten the survival of humanity and the planet, and both are widely ignored by the men and women of power, whose short-term approach, obsession with the economy, and a nationalistic introspective view of the world is leading us to the precipice of disaster.

If humanity is to survive these interconnected crises and overcome other crucial challenges, including poverty, social injustice and the displacement of people, a totally new vision of the way society functions is required. At the root of much, if not all, of the chaos is the socio-economic model combined with inadequate, artificial forms of democratic governance. State and private institutions are interdependent monopolies of power that require radical democratization; deep-rooted systemic deficiencies must be addressed and altogether different values to those that are currently encouraged, inculcated.

Totalitarian Structures

Neo-Liberalism has infiltrated all areas of society and permeated life in virtually every corner of the world; it is a dysfunctional system that instead of serving human need is designed to provide wealth beyond the dreams of Avarice for a privileged few, as Noam Chomsky puts it. Its very existence denies the manifestation of real democracy.

Flowing from this paradigm of injustice is extreme inequality leading to a wide range of social ills, high levels of unemployment particularly among the young in many parts of the world low investment in public services and, as the political/economic scientist C. J. Polychroniou, says, rapidly declining standards of living, dangerously high levels of both public and corporate debt, a financial system that remains out of whack, and ecological collapse. It is a decrepit global system propped up by the guardians of the status-quo, who are intellectually bankrupt, have no answers to the issues of the day but, desperate to cling on to power, use all their tools of control to resist change.

Within the existing forms political influence is concentrated in the hands of a tiny group of people and institutions they run the corporate organizations and stock the governing executive, these are the wealthy and powerful the ruling elite; corporations and their masters dominate this entitled ensemble; huge tyrannical institutions, unaccountable bodies with enormous power. As Noam Chomsky states, corporations are one of the most tyrannical systems human beings have ever devised. Control is...


We're "Trapped In An Orwellian Oligarchy" "IndyWatch Feed War"

Johnstone: We're "Trapped In An Orwellian Oligarchy"



For the first time in the history of the U.S., the educational skills of one generation will not surpass, will not equal, will not even approach, those of their parents. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Poor critical thinking ability means people are unable to recognize lies and deceptions

In 1983, a group of experts, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education, wrote the report A Nation at Risk after eighteen months of research. The authors of the report said:

For our country to function, citizens must be able to reach some common understandings on complex issues, often on short notice and on the basis of conflicting or incomplete evidence. Education helps form these common understandings, a point Thomas Jefferson made long ago in his justly famous dictum: I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.

Individuals with little knowledge and poor critical thinking ability are unable to recognize lies and deceptions. Education plays an enormous role, and communist elements penetrate into all levels of the education system, making students foolish and ignorant and thus vulnerable to manipulation.

World Without Mind by Franklin Foer

A Nation at Risk makes these additional points: The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people. If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. We have even squandered the gains in student achievement made in the wake of the Sputnik challenge. Moreover, we have dismantled essential support systems which helped make those gains possible. We have, in effect, been committing an act of unthinking, unilateral educational disarmament. [1]

The report quoted analyst Paul Copperman: For the first time in the history of our country, the educational skills of one generation will not surpass, will not equal, will not even approach, those of their parents.

The report cites some shocking findings: In addition to U.S. students grades often being at the bottom in international exams, 23 million American adults are functionally illiterate that is, only possessing the most basic literacy skills, unable to meet the needs of complex modern life and work. The ratio of functional illiteracy is 13 percent among 17-year-olds and may reach 40 percent among minorities. From 1963 to 1980, the grades of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) slid down, with the average language score dropping by more than 50 points, and the average math score dropping by nearly 40 points. Many 17-year-olds do not possess the higher...


11 migrants burned alive in car crash in Northern Greece (video) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Eleven migrants were burned alive in a car crash in Northern Greece early Saturday morning. The frontal crash between a truck and a mini van occurred short after 5:00 a.m. Saturday near the village Sarakina by the town of  Kavala. According to Greek police, the private car was heading to Thessaloniki when it collided with

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Federal Judges are Important in Protecting the Environment (or not) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Kavanaugh Also Lied About His Environmental Record

From an Article by Olivia Rosane,, October 6, 2018

Protesters demonstrated against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the U.S. Supreme Court on October 3 thru 6 in Washington, DC.

The upper chamber of the Senate is set to vote at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time Friday on whether to end debate on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. If the motion passes, the Senate could vote whether to confirm him Saturday, CNN reported.

Much of the outcome will depend on whether key swing voters believe Christine Blasey Fords testimony that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were both in high school, or if they accept Kavanaughs denials. But anyone paying attention to how he represented his environmental record would have reason to doubt his credibility, The Intercept reported Thursday,

In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh presented himself as pro-environment overall. In some cases, Ive ruled against environmentalists interests, and in many cases Ive ruled for environmentalists interests, he said.

But an analysis from Earthjustice found that of 26 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cases he had written opinions for, he had ruled for rolling back clean air and water protections 89 percent of the time. The Natural Resources Defense Council came out against a Supreme Court nomination for the second time in 25 years to oppose his advance to the nations highest court. And an analysis by William Snape, senior counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity, found that in 18 decisions he had made on wildlife cases, including split ones, he had ruled against protecting animals in 96 percent of them.

He lied. He abjectly lied, Snape told The Intercept of Kavanaughs testimony. And if hes going to lie about his record on environmental cases, whats he not going to lie about?

In one moment in particular during his testimony on Sept. 5, Kavanaugh said he had upheld environmental regulations in several cases, including what he described as the Natural Resources Defense Council case versus EPA, a ruling for environmentalist groups.

When senior NRDC attorney John Walke, who argued the case in question before Kavanaugh, heard his testimony, he was stunned.

My immediate reaction was, I thought I had misheard him, Walke told The Intercept. But as he kept talking, I realized he was talking about my clean air case before him. And then, I honestly could not believe that a federal judge and Supreme Court nominee was misrepresenting my case to U.S. senators in order to bolster his environm...


More on Jo Coburn v Gerard Batten "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Here's that interview in full:

And some Twitter debate about it involving UKIP and the BBC's head of live political programmes:

Gerard Batten: Who came out on top in my interview i.e ambush on Politics Live? [Poll result currently 84% for Gerard and 16% for Jo].
Rob Burley: It wasn't an ambush. We've checked the email correspondence. We said we'd ask about Robinson and Islam and didn't mention Brexit. Worth noting that UKIP tweeted yesterday promoting the appearance and saying Robinson would be on the agenda.
Patrick O'Flynn: How can you not ask the leader of the party that won the European elections on a Brexit ticket about Brexit at a time like this? How can you justify excluding UKIP, of all parties, from the Brexit debate?
Rob Burley: I would say that the UKIP leader has made Islam and Tommy Robinson big issues for your party. We don't exclude UKIP from the Brexit debate but you are a small party so not on as much as the bigger ones. In any case, as you know I did invite YOU on and hope will happen before long,
Patrick O'Flynn: Er... Check back and you will see you did the same to Henry Bolton when you had him on. Never asked about Brexit. Profound bias Rob.
Rob Burley: Er, Henry had some other issues at the time.
Patrick O'Flynn: Not at that time he didn't. When you have UKIP on you don't ask about Brexit.  Why not?
Rob Burley: What was he asked about then?

UKIP is deeply unhappy with the BBC, calling the interview:
A textbook example of why the abolition of the BBC licence fee is in the new UKIP manifesto.
And here's a striking response to a tweet from Jo Coburn from the MP for Telford: 


Keeping Up Appearances S02 E08 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

lousy formatting, audio OK and best viewed full screen. In many ways the audio is the main attraction.


Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects


#HambacherForest: Kurt Classen #Meadow situation: #ClimateJustice vs Fascist Era Expriopriation Laws "IndyWatch Feed War"

Energy giant RWE is well known for its expropriations in the villages around Hambacher forest. Many farmers saw their land also being swallowed by RWEs open pit mine. Kurt Classen is fighting against the expropriation of a field at the edge of Hambacher forest.

Originally published by Hambi Bleibt.

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.

The problem of Kurt Classen

Nowhere is the present state of Disaster Permament State of Emergency Coal Hunta Climate Chaos regime more apparent than in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, post Coal Commissions charade of postponement and withdraw from Kyota and Paris Accord. 

Conferences of Polluters global ecological and social disaster zones of toxic lignite extractionism while fascist era imminent domain laws that in the name of the people collapse the global climate for all the life on the planet.  The largest EU CO2 emitter attacks the Planet. Only through mass support has there been put a temporary legalistic hold on cutting took place while imminent domain expropriation of forest, farms towns and archeological site while with the grandest extiction of life the Earth is becoming the later.  The Global Survival depends not just on the forests and meadows but on every bioregion being defended and protected.  Defended and protected through sensible degrowth and the most developed renewable energy alternatives. Which would not only not cause global climate chaos but also not result in the largest wave of brutalized evictions since the Frankfurt Airport and Anti Castor struggles. Resistance to Global Climate Disaster Capitalis Continues!!!

Hambi Bleibt!!!

The meadow camp, which has served as a protest and resistance camp and important meeting place for activists since the beginning of the forest occupation, is now to be cleared. Kurt Classen, owner of the property at the edge of the forest and comrade-in-arms in the fight to preserve the Hambach Forest, has, wi...


Global ramifications of the Russia-India Dfence deal 2018, by General Vinod Saighal "IndyWatch Feed War"

While the Hindu government of Narendra Modi seemed to be moving closer to the United States, India has just bought five billion dollars worth of S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missiles. This return to the historic alliance with Moscow corresponds to the the evolutions presently under way in Europe, particularly in Hungary and Turkey. For General Vinod Saighal, who has always supported this option, only a Russo-Indian military alliance coupled with economic cooperation with China can guarantee peace in Asia.


Asians overwhelmingly prefer the US to China as world leader "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Poll shows that Beijings record on human rights affects opinions about Chinese leadership, with Asians in Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia having a dimmer view of the country

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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 13 October, 2018, 3:21am
UPDATED : Saturday, 13 October, 2018, 11:48am

When it comes to global leadership, Asia prefers the United States over China by a wide margin, according to data compiled by th...


Art and Class War Introducing DiEM25s Art & Culture Policy Agenda. At Central St Martins, 10th October 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Brian Eno correctly said that children play to discover how the world works and, once they grow up, art is the adult way of continuing to play. But, then, he incorrectly surmised that art is not dangerous. True, in the good society art would not be dangerous. But, in our terrible societies the madmen in authority are terrified of good art. When I hear the word culture I reach for my revolver, opined Herman Goering. And how right he was! The purpose of painting is not to decorate. It is an instrument of war! Thus said Picasso, offering an explanation of why Goering was right: Authoritarians, whether of the establishment or the anti-establishment variety, have much to fear from a people equipped with means of artistic expression.

Those who control culture shape society. And those who control wealth shape cultural production. In class societies the privileged are the ones who weaponise art; who use it is an instrument of class war. They commission, or simply buy, art. They control the galleries, the museums, popular culture production via the media. Everything they do is a bid simultaneously to reproduce their wealth and spread their dominance over the realm of the aesthetic. To democratise society, we need to disrupt the two-way relationship between cultural and wealth production.

Sothebys was Banksy-ed last week. Banskys stunt was a brilliant individual act of subversive disruption. But it was also proof that the most subversive act ends up enriching the already rich when confined to the realm of the rich within a Sothebys auction. Even the most subversive individualism ends up being co-opted by the art market, with the self-destructing commodity giving rise to a new, higher order, commodity.

Michael Young once said that if the soil creates castes the machine manufactures classes. To that I wish to add that platform-capitalism, aided and abetted by AI and automation, is about to take us back (or is it forward?) to a postmodern rendition of the caste system. This is our generations war.

DiEM Voice, with our event here at Central St Martins tonight, is inviting everyone to debate DiEM25s art and culture policy agenda; the agenda best able to help us win this war. A policy agenda on its...


Fresh Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Thank you for keeping the open threads so lively and interesting.

Here's a fossil of a fish dying doing what it loved best... (Anyone who can turn it into a metaphor about the BBC will get a special imaginary prize).


Kanye Bashes Left Mob From the Oval Office, 2405 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Rosensteins Refusal to Testify Signals Guilty?, 2407 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Turkey has recordings of Saudi journalists death The moments when Khashoggi was interrogated, tortured and murdered were recorded in the Apple Watchs memory. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Turkeys investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has revealed recordings made on his Apple Watch purportedly indicating he was tortured and killed, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday.

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People hold signs during a protest at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Oct. 10, 2018, in Washington.   (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

The report in the pro-government Sabah daily, which could not immediately be verified, emerged after a delegation from Saudi Arabia arrived in Turkey for a joint investigation into his disappearance.

The moments when Khashoggi was interrogated, tortured and murdered were recorded in the Apple Watchs memory, the paper said, adding that the watch had synched with his iPhone, which his fiancee was carrying outside the consulate.

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Two senior Turkish officials previously told Reuters that Khashoggi had been wearing a black Apple watch when he entered the consulate and that it was connected to a mobile phone he left outside.

However, it was not clear whether data from Khashoggis watch could have been transmitted to his phone outside, or how investigators could have retrieved it without obtaining the watch themselves.

Sabah, which cited reliable sources in a special intelligence department for its report, said Khashoggi was believed to have turned on the recording feature on the phone before entering the consulate.

The paper said Saudi intelligence agents had realized after he died that the phone was recording and they used his finger print to unlock it, deleting some files, but not all of them. The recordings were subsequently found on his phone, it said.

On Thursday, Turkey said it and Saudi Arabia had agreed to form a joint working group at Riyadhs initiative to investigate the case. A Saudi source said a senior royal, Prince Khaled al-Faisal, had visited Turkey that day.

Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. Saudi officials say he left shortly afterwards but Turkish officials and his fiancee, who was waiting outside, said he never came out.

Turkish sources have told Reuters the initial assessment of the police was that Khashoggi, an outspoken critic of the Saudi government, had been...


Diamond & Silk Blast the Mob, 2406 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Missing journalist puts spotlight on Saudi princes friendship with Kushner "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

US presidents son-in-law has developed close ties with kingdoms Mohammed bin Salman, who has been accused of ordering Jamal Khashoggis murder


Jared Kushner, left, is seen at a White House meeting, on October 23, 2017. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Lebanons Christian Maronite patriarch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 14, 2017. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images; Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images via JTA)
Jared Kushner, left, is seen at a White House meeting, on October 23, 2017. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Lebanons Christian Maronite patriarch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 14, 2017. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images; Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images via JTA)

WASHINGTON (JTA) In March, Saudi Arabia was on the brink of a new age of modernity. At the epicenter of the transformation were Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trumps son-in-law and top adviser.

But allegations this week that bin Salman or MBS, as he is known ordered the brazen murder of a dissident Saudi journalist in Istanbul, Turkey, have roiled the princes reputation as a modernizer.

So where does that leave Kushner, who cultivated a close friendship with MBS in part to advance Kushners efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks? Does Kushner counsel the president to distance the United States from Saudi Arabia? Or does he wait out the storm and return to the bromance when things are quieter?

Despite some favorable media coverage at the time of his last US visit in March, much reporting suggested even before the disappearance in Istanbul last week of Jamal Khashoggi, a permanent resident of the United States that MBSs reforms were more show than substance.

Yes, women could drive, but the activists who helped bring about the change....


More African ivory being smuggled into China despite ban -report "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

OCTOBER 2, 2018

NAIROBI, Oct 2 (Reuters) More African ivory is being smuggled into China from Myanmar and Beijings ban on trade in ivory has f...


#Stuttgart: Stop the mass extinction in the Mediterranean: Symbolic bloodshed on Marienplatz "IndyWatch Feed War"

German territory: Yesterday (October 11, 2018), with a color action on Stuttgarts Marienplatz, we drew our attention to the daily bloodshed on the walls of Fortress Europe. Every day countless people die while fleeing. Tomorrow, Sunday, Ocotber 14, there will be a demo in Stuttgart. The demo starts at 05:30pm (17:30) at Schlossplatz.

Originally published by Indymedia DE. Edited machine translation by Enough is Enough.

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.

By 2018, more than 1,500 people have drowned in the Mediterranean alone. And even if these conditions are not visible here on the spot, they concern us all. 



Mnuchin Says Hes Not Worried China Would Unload Treasuries "IndyWatch Feed War"

  • We have plenty of buyers for Treasuries, Mnuchin Says
  •  Treasury chief speaks to reporters at IMF talks in Indonesia
Steven Mnuchin in Bali on Oct. 13 Photographer: Goh Chai Hin/AFP via Getty Images

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin isnt worried that China would use its $1.2 trillion pile of Treasuries holdings as a bargaining chip for a better trade deal.

I am not losing any sleep over this issue. The Treasuries market is very liquid, this has never come up in any of our discussions whatsoever, Mnuchin told reporters during a briefing on Saturday in Bali, Indonesia, where hes attending the annual International Monetary Fund meetings.

We have plenty of buyers for Treasuries, he said, adding that China is free to do what they want to do.

An escalating tit-for-tat tariff war has fueled speculation that China could threaten to draw down its Treasury holdings, potentially sending yields higher and adding to volatility for the greenback. The countrys ownership of U.S. bonds, bills and notes slipped to a six-month low in July the latest data available just as the U.S.-China trade war was kicking off with the first round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods, and in-kind retaliation.

The U.S. can ill-a...


UK - Fluoridated Milk Programme "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Leigh Puddifoot made this Freedom of Information request to Cheshire West and Chester Council
Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,
I should be most grateful if you would answer the following questions. 
Is your education authority still running a fluoridated milk programme in (a) primary schools and (b) nurseries? 
If so, please send me details of any evaluation studies which have been completed in order to justify the continuation of the scheme. 
If the fluoridated milk programme in (a) primary schools and (b) nurseries is NOT still running, please provide the following information: 
1. When the fluoridated milk programme ceased in (a) primary schools and (b) nurseries. 
2. Why the programme ceased in (a) primary schools and (b) nurseries. 
3. Have dental hygiene programmes replaced the provision of fluoridated milk in (a) primary schools and (b) nursery settings? If so how many primary schools and nurseries are providing dental hygiene tuition? 
Please state the percentage of schools and nurseries which are NOT providing dental hygiene tuition. 
I thank you for your kind attention to the above.
Yours faithfully,
Leigh Puddifoot


Are electric fences really the best way to solve human-elephant land conflicts? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

October 12, 2018 by Liudmila Osipova, The Conversation
An elephant grazing in Kimana Conservancy, Kenya. Author provided

Conflict between humans and elephants has reached a crisis point in Kenya. As the elephants have begun to regularly raid farms in search of food, it has become not uncommon for local people to attack and kill them in retaliation. Between 2013 and 2016, 1,700 crop raiding incidents, 40 human deaths and 300 injuries caused by wildlife were reported in the Kajiado district alone.

The problem has come as vast parts of Kenya that are home to  have been subject to intensive agricultural development in the past few decades. The Maasai people who tend to the land are switching from their traditional nomadic lifestyle to seek a more permanent livelihood. But these lands have also been used by  and other wildlife for many generations, providing them with food, water and space for migration.

Tensions are running high, but a controversial solution is being put in place: electrified fencing.

In the 2016 Netflix documentary The Ivory Game, filmed in Kenyas Kajiado district, the following exchange was caught on camera, between a group of Maasai people and Craig Millar, head of security at non-profit conservation foundation Big Life:

Farmer 1: You see this maize? It is for my children, not for elephants we dont want to see elephants on our farms.

Millar: And what do you think is the solution?

Farmer 1: The solution is to kill them!



YouTube Demonetizes 4 year old Video, 2404 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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USA - Questions on Water Fluoridation MMWD Refuses to Answer "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Posted by: Mary Larkin
We have shown MMWD Board Members many times the solid legal basis for MMWD to eliminate fluoride chemicals from of our public water. Yet the Board, Legal Counsel and General Manager's response is to refuse to read the evidence presented and instead, continue to push spurious excuses for continuing this criminal practice.

1) Are MMWD Board Members, Legal Counsel Mary Casey and General Manager Krishna Kumar saying that the 1995 CA State water fluoridation mandate forces them to add a CA Code of Regulations listed toxic, corrosive hazardous waste to our drinking water?

Where in the mandate does it state that MMWD is being forced to use the fluoride chemical hydrofluorosilicic acid? Why is MMWD using industrial grade, toxic, corrosive chemicals and not a pharmaceutical grade, FDA approved form?

2) Is MMWD telling us that even though the FDA states that fluoride chemicals used for the purpose of cavity prevention are drugs; and the FDA lists Hydrofluorosilicic Acid (HFA), the fluoride chemicals MMWD adds to our water, as an unapproved drug, that the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) has the authority to override the FDA and approve HFA for ingestion for the purpose of cavity prevention?

3) Mary Casey's story about MMWD Real Estate revenue qualifying as the needed "separate income" is meaningless. All MMWD revenue is comingled. The mandate does not force MMWD to do their accounting this way.

4) Why is MMWD continuing water fluoridation without having done an environmental study? The California Environmental Quality Act is another reason MMWD is not bound by the mandate. MMWD must halt water fluoridation until an environmental study on its impact is done.

5) HFA combined with chloramines and the anti-corrosive chemicals added because HFA is highly corrosive, creates and extremely toxic cocktail of chemicals and their toxic effects are greatly exacerbated when combined.

6) Why do MMWD Board Members refuse to take a vote to end water fluoridation?


Selena Gomez In Treatment A lot on her plate Justin Bieber factor "IndyWatch Feed War"

I wish more people would talk about therapy. We girls, were taught to be almost too resilient ... We also need to feel allowed to fall apart.

Selena Gomez, who entered a mental health facility this week, did so for a number of reasons but ex-boyfriend Justin Biebers engagement would undoubtedly have an effect on her, according to a source.

Were told her stay in treatment will be open ended.

Selena has had a lot on her plate too much, says the source. And, of course, as with any major life event, the engagement would have affected her.

Gomez and Bieber had an on-again-off-again relationship from 2011 up until earlier this year.

He married Hailey Baldwin just last month.

Bieber was photographed crying in his car this week, with many speculating that it was because he was upset about Gomezs struggles.

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Justin Bieber seen crying in his car. Photo credit: The Mega Agency

But the source stressed that Bieber was not the only reason for her recent stumble. Selena also has a major medical condition with Lupus, they said, and her transplant, which always is a complicating factor.

The former Disney star had a kidney transplant in September 2017.

Before she checked into the facility, Gomez had reportedly become emotional about being hospitalized twice in September over complications from her transplant.

Were told she is most likely at an East Coast facility doing dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), as...


Saturday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S04 E08 The Glorious Dead "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Blocked in some locations Lousy format, but best of those presently available,suggest full screen

Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV.It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

A BBC Wales and Masterpiece produced continuation also called Upstairs Downstairs was broadcast by BBC One in 2010.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in West London, the series depicts the servants downstairs and their mastersthe family upstairsbetween the years 1903 and 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show was a ratings success for ITV, and received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards.

Series had an excellent cast with many well known actors appearing over the life of the series. Some are still active to this day.


Save A Linotype Machine For Future Generations "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The journalists art is now one of the computer keyboard and the internet connection, but there was a time when it involved sleepless nights over a manual typewriter followed by time spent reviewing paper proofs freshly inked from hot lead type. Newspapers in the golden age of print media once had entire floors of machinery turning text into custom metal type on the fly, mechanical masterpieces in the medium of hot lead of which Linotype were the most famous manufacturer.

Computerised desktop publishing might have banished the Linotype from the newsroom in the 1970s or 1980s, but a few have survived. One of the last working Linotypes in Europe can be found in a small print workshop in Vienna, and since its owner is about to retire there is a move to save it for posterity through a crowdfunding campaign. This will not simply place it in a museum as a dusty exhibit similar to the decommissioned Monotype your scribe once walked past every day in the foyer of the publishing company she then worked for, instead it will ensure that the machine continues to be used on a daily basis producing those hot metal slugs of type.

Fronting the project is [Florian Kaps], whose pedigree in the world of resurrecting analogue technologies was established by his role in saving the Polaroid film plant in Enschede, Netherlands. There are a variety of rewards featuring Linotype print, and at the time of writing the project is 46% funded with about four weeks remaining. If you are curious about the Linotype machine and its operation, weve previously brought you an account of the last day of hot metal printing at the New York Times.


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"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Staring across interstellar space, the alluring Cat's Eye nebula lies three thousand light-years from Earth. A classic planetary nebula, the Cat's Eye (NGC 6543) represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-like star. This nebula's dying central star may have produced the simple, outer pattern of dusty concentric shells by shrugging off outer layers in a series of regular convulsions. But the formation of the beautiful, more complex inner structures is not well understood. 
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Seen so clearly in this sharp Hubble Space Telescope image, the truly cosmic eye is over half a light-year across. Of course, gazing into the Cat's Eye, astronomers may well be seeing the fate of our sun, destined to enter its own planetary nebula phase of evolution ... in about 5 billion years."


Morning Prayer for Saturday, October 13, 2018 Finding the promise of abundant life "IndyWatch Feed War"

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I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.

 Keep striving for something better and there can be no stagnation in your life. Eternal life, abundant life, is yours for the seeking. Do not misspend time over past failures. Count the lessons learned from failures as rungs upon the ladder of progress. Press onward toward the goal.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may be willing to grow. I pray that I may keep stepping up on the rungs of the ladder of life.

I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)


Question: What did Jesus mean when He promised an abundant life?

Answer: In John 10:10, Jesus said, The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. Unlike a thief, the Lord Jesus does not come for selfish reasons. He comes to give, not to get. He comes that people may have life in Him that is meaningful, purposeful, joyful, and eternal. We receive this abundant life the moment we accept Him as our Savior.

This word abundant in the Greek is perisson, meaning exceedingly, very highly, beyond measure, more, superfluous, a quantity so abundant as to be considerably more than what one would expect or anticipate. In short, Jesus promises us a life far better than we could ever imagine, a concept reminiscent of 1 Corinthians 2:9: No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. The apostle Paul tells us that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, and He does it by His power, a power that is at work within us if we belong to Him (Ephesians 3:20).

Before we begin to have visions of lavish homes, expensive cars, worldwide cruises, and more money than we know what to do with, we need to pause and think about what Jesus teaches regarding this abundant life. The Bible tells us that wealth, prestige, position, and power in this world are not Gods priorities for us (...


S-300 Destruction Delayed: Israel Grounds F-35s Over Engine Reliability "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

S-300 Destruction Delayed: Israel Grounds F-35s Over Engine Reliability from Russia-Insider TDC Note Israel knows that if they send any fighter jet or other airplane designed for war it will be lost to the S-300 system. So, its just...

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"Life is A Journey- Don't Be Afraid" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Life is A Journey- Don't Be Afraid"
Author Unknown

"Life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life. The road will not always be smooth; in fact, throughout our travels, we will encounter many challenges. Some of these challenges will test our courage, strengths, weaknesses, and faith. Along the way, we may stumble upon obstacles that will come between the paths that we are destined to take. In order to follow the right path, we must overcome these obstacles. Sometimes these obstacles are really blessings in disguise, only we don't realize that at the time.

Along our journey we will be confronted with many situations, some will be filled with joy, and some will be filled with heartache. How we react to what we are faced will determine what kind of outcome the rest of our journey through life will be like. When things don't always go our way, we have two choices in dealing with the situations. We can focus on the fact that things didn't go how we had hoped they would and let life pass us by, or two, we can make the best out of the situation and know that these are only temporary setbacks and find the lessons that are to be learned.



Court Rejects Yandexs Piracy Blocking Appeal as Talks With Rightsholders Falter "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Following persistent complaints from copyright holders that Russian Internet giant Yandex has failed to keep pirate links to TV shows out of its search results, several major broadcasters filed a lawsuit with the Moscow City Court.

Gazprom-Media outlets including TNT, TV-3, 22, and Super asked the Court to have ISPs block Yandexs video indexing platform. The Court complied and gave Yandex until August 30 to remove all of the offending content.

Yandex responded with a refusal to comply, insisting that the law had been misinterpreted and that search engines are not covered by existing legislation. Content should be removed by the sites hosting it, Yandex claimed.

Soon after, however, Yandex changed direction. Fearing that its entire site would be blocked for non-compliance, Yandex removed links to the content and filed an appeal with the Moscow City Court. The search giant wanted the interim order rejected in respect of the TV shows owned by TV3 but the appeal failed.

A second appeal by Yandex concerning links to the TNT TV show House Arrest also failed this week. According to a TASS report, the Court dismissed the companys request to have the preliminary measures protecting the show lifted.

Late August, Yandex found itself responding to further legal action initiated by the TV channels. The lawsuits required the company to stop creating technical conditions that ensure the placement of works on the website or face fines of 10,000 rubles ($150) for each instance of infringement of House Arrest and several other TV shows.

The Moscow City Court says it will begin hearing these cases next week.

According to the results of the preliminary hearings, consideration of the claim of TNT-TV Network versus Yandex LLC is scheduled for October 15 at 11:00 Moscow time, the Court said in a statement.

On the same date, the Court will also hear arguments in the lawsuit filed against Yandex by the TV channels Super, TV3 and 22. Each seeks to prevent Yandex from linking to infringing copies of their shows in search results or face fines.

The cases against Yandex have caused an element of confusion in Russia over the limits of current copyright law. In September, Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov said that the countrys anti-pir...


Prayer and Meditation for Saturday, October 13, 2018 We are all children of God "IndyWatch Feed War"

Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.

There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

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Saturday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 466

Reading 1 GAL 3:22-29

Brothers and sisters:
Scripture confined all things under the power of sin,
that through faith in Jesus Christ
the promise might be given to those who believe.

Before faith came, we were held in custody under law,
confined for the faith that was to be revealed.
Consequently, the law was our disciplinarian for Christ,
that we might be justified by faith.
But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a disciplinarian.
For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus.
For all of you who were baptized into Christ
have clothed yourselves with Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek,
there is neither slave nor free person,
there is not male and female;
for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abrahams descendants,
heirs according to the promise.

Responsorial Psalm  PS 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7

R. (8a) The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
R. Alleluia.
Sing to him, sing his praise,
proclaim all his wondrous deeds.
Glory in his holy name;
rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!
R. The Lord remembers his co...


#RefugeesGR #Evros: Three women attempting to reach Europe found dead with their necks slashed close to the border of Turkey and Greece "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Three women attempting to reach Europe were found dead with their necks slashed close to the border of Turkey and Greece.

Originally published by Are you Syrious.

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.

Greek Authorities have reported the bodies of the women were discovered near the village Pragi on Wednesday by a farmer from the village. The women were found 50 metres from the River Evros which extends along the land border between Turkey and Greece.

The three victims nationalities remain undetermined, but they appear to be from North African, Middle Eastern or Asian origins. Their identities remain unknown. One of the victims is believed to be under 15 years of age, while the other is between 17 and 21. The third victim is thought to be between 3035 years old. The coroner, Pavlos Pavlidis, reports that the women were killed approximately four days before the bodies were discovered and he has zero doubt the deaths were caused by a criminal act. DNA tests will be conducted to determine if the women are related.

They were found with their hands bound, each body about two or three meters away from the other. Their throats were cut right across.

The River Evros is a commonly used entry point for refugees attempting to enter Greece. Over 10,000 refugees are reported to have arrived in Greece in the first half of 2018 by crossing the Evros.

Previously, ...


"Promise Me..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
- Christopher Robin to Pooh


Irish Unification: An Evangelical View "IndyWatch Feed"

The Unification Agenda

At the time of writing, questions about unification are more topical than ever. Brexit has polarised our population, and this in its turn has added significant impetus to the unity debate. Supporters of unification have rightly read this as an opportunity, and proposals for border polls abound. Emotions across the population run high, with most people seeming to sit on either extreme of a continuum that runs between elation and dread.

So how do we pick our way around all these emotional roadblocks and come to an objective decision? Well I guess I cant answer this for everyone. But in this article, I try to unpack my reasoning as an evangelical Christian. To accomplish this, I will have a go at tracing my viewpoints as they have evolved from my childhood until the present day.

Identity is Key

Let me begin by sharing a conclusion. Trying to process this topic, I concluded that my viewpoint was largely a product of my identity.

As I tried to unpack my identity however, I realised that it was a complex of influencers, with more skins than an onion. We each represent a diversity of identities based on gender, socio-economics, race/heritage spirituality, age, and many other factors.

In this article I will principally be looking at the categories of race/heritage, and, as Im writing as an evangelical, I will also focus on religion/spirituality. This is because most of my thinking on unification has developed under the major influences of two very significant events my life: My Physical Birth, and my Spiritual Re-birth (I did warn you that I write as an evangelical Christian), and that both these events in turn, relate strongly to these two identity categories. 

  • The first is my birth (race/heritage), because with it came the culture that I was born into, and that so moulded my early thinking.
  • The second was my re-birth (Spirituality). Because this radically changed how I thought about just about everything!

When I say re-birth, I refer to something that happened when I was 23 years old. I had reached a point in my life, when I became acutely aware of my own inherent sinfulness and need of a Saviour. It caused me to begin to search for answers and I began to seek God. God was calling me from my old dark ways into an entirely new and beautiful way of living a way so radically different than my old...


Conservatives are winning the Media war "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Saturday Night at the Movies "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Classic film noir from Robert Aldrich Kiss Me Deadly (1955) = one of Clovis Leachmans early roles


Mahogany with Diana Ross

Next we have Cagney at his snarling, gangster best supported by an excellent cast Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

Finally Charles Coburn in Colonel Effinghams Raid


Kiss of Death: Democrats keep Hillary off campaign trail "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hillary Clinton is the kiss of death and she represents the part of the Democratic Party that led to historic losses and that elected Donald Trump president, said a leading Democratic strategist who requested anonymity because of fear of political retribution.

Hillary Clinton was once the face of the Democratic Party, a celebrity name who could draw thousands to rallies and was the all-but-certain first female president of the United States. Now, she is viewed as the kiss of death for candidates.

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As the midterm election campaigns enter the home stretch, the former secretary of state, first lady, senator, and 2016 Democratic nominee is almost completely absent from the campaign trail. Most Democrats are keen to keep it that way, fearing that her reappearance could cost them a golden opportunity of winning back control of Congress.

Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, are due to go back on the road next month, embarking on a 13-city tour in which they will conduct one-of-a-kind conversations about the most impactful moments in modern history. But Democratic strategists are relieved that their first event will be 12 days after Americans go to the polls on Nov 6.

I think theyre measuring how they can have the best, positive impact and have kind of decided to wait until after the election, said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

One House Democrat said the Clintons were not missed. I have not seen Hillary or Bill at all and Im very grateful for that, he said. When I think of people who have been part of our push to retake the House, I just dont think of them at all. I think its a very good thing that theyre not being visible. It wouldnt help our candidates.

With under four weeks until Election Day, Hillary Clintons footprint on the 2018 scene has been remarkably light, with her involvement focused on fundraising behind closed doors rather than being seen by voters. She is slated to headline a pair of fundraisers in New York for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Monday, alongside House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Additionally, Hillary Clinton is set to headline a fundraiser for Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Monday evening.

Hillary Clinton is the kiss of death and she represents the part of the Democratic Party t...


Musical Interlude: Rudi en Corlea, "Hoor Jy My Stem" "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Rudi en Corlea, "Hoor Jy My Stem"
Haunting song by Rudi and Corlea of South Africa, 
sung in Afrikaans with subtitles in English.

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