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Monday, 15 October

01:03

Die CSU hat sich in Bayern das Wahlrecht zurechtoptimiert.Eine ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die CSU hat sich in Bayern das Wahlrecht zurechtoptimiert.

Eine Koalition unter Fhrung der CSU knnte schon mit deutlich weniger als 50 Prozent der Stimmen eine Sitzmehrheit im Landtag erreichen, wenn mehrere Parteien an der seit 1974 gltigen Fnfprozenthrde scheitern wrden. Nach derzeitigem Stand der Umfragen knnten FDP und Linke den Einzug in den Landtag verpassen, beide Parteien sind auch im Moment nicht im bayerischen Landtag vertreten.

Cyber Tests Showed 'Nearly All' New Pentagon Weapons Vulnerable To Attack, GAO Says "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Passwords that took seconds to guess, or were never changed from their factory settings. Cyber vulnerabilities that were known, but never fixed. Those are two common problems plaguing some of the Department of Defense's newest weapons systems, according to the Government Accountability Office. The flaws are highlighted in a new GAO report, which found the Pentagon is "just beginning to grapple" with the scale of vulnerabilities in its weapons systems. Drawing data from cybersecurity tests conducted on Department of Defense weapons systems from 2012 to 2017, the report says that by using "relatively simple tools and techniques, testers were able to take control of systems and largely operate undetected" because of basic security vulnerabilities. The GAO says the problems were widespread: "DOD testers routinely found mission critical cyber vulnerabilities in nearly all weapon systems that were under development." The Pentagon has only recently made it a priority to ensure the cybersecurity of its weapons systems. It's still determining how to achieve that goal - and at this point, the report states, "DOD does not know the full scale of its weapon system vulnerabilities." Part of the reason for the ongoing uncertainty ... is that the Defense Department's hacking and cyber tests have been "limited in scope and sophistication." When problems were identified, they were often left unresolved. The GAO cites a test report in which only one of 20 vulnerabilities that were previously found had been addressed.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing military corruption news articles from reliable major media sources.

The mushroom dream of a 'long-haired hippie' could help save the world's bees "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The epiphany that mushrooms could help save the world's ailing bee colonies struck Paul Stamets while he was in bed. In 1984, Stamets had noticed a "continuous convoy of bees" traveling from a patch of mushrooms he was growing and his beehives. The bees actually moved wood chips to access his mushroom's mycelium, the branching fibers of fungus. Decades later, he and a friend began a conversation about bee colony collapse that left Stamets ... puzzling over a problem. Bees across the world have been disappearing at an alarming rate. Parasites like mites, fast-spreading viruses, agricultural chemicals and lack of forage area have ... threatened wild and commercial bees alike. Waking up one morning, "I connected the dots," he said. "Mycelium have sugars and antiviral properties," he said. What if it wasn't just sugar that was useful to those mushroom-suckling bees so long ago? Research published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports ... describes how bees given a small amount of his mushroom mycelia extract exhibited remarkable reductions in the presence of viruses associated with parasitic mites that have been attacking, and infecting, bee colonies for decades. To test Stamets' theory, the researchers ... separated two groups of mite-exposed bees into cages, feeding one group sugar syrup with a mushroom-based additive and the other, syrup without the additive. For several virus strains, the extract "reduced the virus to almost nothing," said [researcher] Brandon Hopkins.

Note: The research described in the above article is available here. Read more about Paul Stamet's incredible work with mushrooms in this article.

Georgia Republican candidate for governor puts 53,000 voter registrations on hold "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Marsha Appling-Nunez was showing the college students she teaches how to check online if they're registered to vote when she made a troubling discovery. Despite being an active Georgia voter who had cast ballots in recent elections, she was no longer registered. She tried re-registering, but with about one month left before a November election ... Appling-Nunez's application is one of over 53,000 sitting on hold with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office. Kemp, who's also the Republican candidate for governor, is in charge of elections and voter registration in Georgia. His Democratic opponent, former state Rep. Stacey Abrams, and voting rights advocacy groups charge that Kemp is systematically using his office to suppress votes and tilt the election, and that his policies disproportionately affect black and minority voters. Through a process that Kemp calls voter roll maintenance and his opponents call voter roll purges, Kemp's office has cancelled over 1.4 million voter registrations since 2012. Nearly 670,000 registrations were cancelled in 2017 alone. According to records obtained from Kemp's office through a public records request, Appling-Nunez's application - like many of the 53,000 registrations on hold with Kemp's office - was flagged because it ran afoul of the state's "exact match" verification process. An analysis of the records obtained by The Associated Press reveals racial disparity in the process. Georgia's population is approximately 32 percent black, according to the U.S. Census, but the list of voter registrations on hold with Kemp's office is nearly 70 percent black.

Note: More on this is available in this MSNBC article. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing elections news articles from reliable major media sources.

When contemplating war, beware of babies in incubators "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Iraq invaded Kuwait in August of 1990. The Kuwait government had to find a way to "sell the war" to the American public. The Kuwait government in exile [hired] the American PR firm Hill & Knowlton ... for $10.7 million to devise a campaign to win American support for the war. It's wasn't an easy sell. The Sept. 5 edition of the London Daily Telegraph ... ran a claim by the exiled Kuwait housing minister that, "babies in the premature unit of one of the hospitals had been removed from their incubators." The Hill & Knowlton people jumped on the story. On October 10 ... a young woman named Nayirah [told a congressional] committee, "I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators and left the babies on the cold floor to die." Hill & Knowlton immediately faxed details of her speech to newsrooms across the country. The babies in incubator stories became a lead item in newspapers, and on radio and TV. The young woman ... was the daughter of Kuwait's ambassador to the United States, and actually hadn't seen the "atrocities" she described. Similar unsubstantiated stories appeared at the UN a few weeks later, where a team of "witnesses," coached by Hill & Knowlton, gave "testimony" ... about atrocities in Iraq. Seven witnesses used false names. On November 29, 1990, the UN authorized use of "all means necessary" to eject Iraq from Kuwait. On January 12, 1991, Congress authorized the use of force. The story was later discredited.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on war and the manipulation of public perception.

How a nightmare childhood inspired his one-of-a-kind gifts "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When Rob Scheer was 12 years old, he ended up in foster care after a childhood filled with violence and abuse. As he moved through the system, he carried his limited belongings in a trash bag. Yet he was determined to overcome the obstacles. He went on to join the US Navy and launch a successful corporate career, and he always knew he wanted to be a father. In 2008, Scheer and his husband, Reece Scheer, decided they would adopt children out of foster care. All the children showed up with their belongings in trash bags. "I couldn't believe it. The trash bag that I had carried so many years prior to that had found its way back into my life," Rob Scheer said. "It's just not acceptable that any child should carry their belongings in something that we all throw our trash in." The couple adopted the four children, and as a family, the Scheers began compiling supplies to donate to local foster children. Their nonprofit, Comfort Cases, was born. "We started building cases for kids that came into foster care, making sure that they had the basics," Scheer said. The backpacks are loaded with necessities like soap and toothbrushes, along with a book, journal, blanket, stuffed animal and other items. Since 2013, the group has assembled more than 20,000 Comfort Cases for children in foster care all over the country. "We want to make them feel loved," Scheer said. "I want them to know that even though they started their life in the system, the system still is not defining them. They deserve more."

Note: Explore a treasure trove of concise summaries of incredibly inspiring news articles which will inspire you to make a difference.

Isaac Arthur, creator and producer of Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur, joins our Futurists Board. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Isaac Arthur, creator and producer of "Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur", joins our Futurists Board.

00:53

Jamal Khashoggi case: Saudis defy threats over missing writer "IndyWatch Feed War"

Saudi Arabia rejects political and economic threats over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a source quoted by state news agency SPA says.

The country would respond to any punitive action with a bigger one, the unnamed senior source said.

Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, vanished on 2 October after visiting its consulate in Istanbul.

BBC News

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US President Donald Trump said he would punish Saudi Arabia if it were found responsible for killing him.

The authorities in Istanbul believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate by Saudi agents claims Riyadh has dismissed as lies.

Britain and the US are considering boycotting a major international conference in Saudi Arabia this month.

What is the latest from the Saudis?

The source quoted by SPA said: The kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats or attempts to undermine it whether through threats to impose economic sanctions or the use of political pressure.

The kingdom also affirms that it will respond to any action with a bigger one. The Saudi economy has vital and influential roles for the global economy.

The Saudis have come under considerable international pressure over the disappearance.

Diplomatic sources told the BBCs James Landale that both US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox might not attend next months investment conference in Riyadh, which has been dubbed Davos in the Desert.

However, later White House aide Larry Kudlow told ABC News that as things stoo...

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Saudi Arabia says it will respond to any action taken against it with a greater reaction "IndyWatch Feed War"

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it rejects any threats and attempts to undermine it, and would respond with greater action to any sanctions or action taken against the Kingdom, state news agency SPA has reported.

The statement went on to say: Whether by waving economic sanctions, using political pressure, or repeating false accusations that will undermine the Kingdom.

The government and the people are steadfast, dear as ever, no matter what the circumstances and whatever the pressure is.

It said that if action was taken against the Kingdom it will respond with greater action.

The statement added: The Kingdoms economy has an influential and vital role in the global economy.

This is the statement in full:

An official source stated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and from its leading position in the Arab and Islamic worlds has played a prominent role throughout history in achieving security, stability and prosperity of the region and the world, leading efforts in combating extremism and terrorism, enhancing economic cooperation and consolidating peace and stability in the region and the world and it is still working with brotherly and friendly countries to promote these goals, basing all of this on its own status as a platform of revelation, and the birthplace of Islam.

The kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats and attempts to undermine it, whether by threatening to impose economic sanctions, using political pressures, or repeating false accusations that will not undermine the Kingdom and its staunch positions and Arab, Islamic and international status, the outcome of these weak endeavors, like their predecessors, is a demise.

The Kingdom as the government and people are steadfast, glorious as ever, no matter whatever the pressures and circumstances might be.

The Kingdom also affirms that if it receives any action, it will respond with greater action, and that the Kingdoms economy has an influential and vital role in the global economy and that the Kingdoms economy is affected only by the impact of the global economy.

The Kingdom appreciates the brothers stand in the face of the campaign of false allegations and falsehoods, as well as it appreciates the voices of the wise people around the world, who have overcome wisdom, deliberation and the search for truth instead of rushing and seeking to exploit rumors and accusations to achieve goals and agendas unrelated to the search for truth.

From Arab News

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00:45

Insightfulness and Palestine "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

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By Gilad Atzmon

 Insight refers to the sudden ability to see something in a way that profoundly clarifies our understanding. It allows us to revise our views from a totally new perspective. Insightfulness is an innovative mode. It offers an alternative, out of the box, vision of the world around us. Insightfulness is a key factor in any dynamic and vibrant discourse.    

 While the so-called revolution is occasionally fueled by ideological or social insight, the revolutionaries are more often anti insightful by nature.  They spend their energy reducing an insight into a fixed regime: a doctrine, a dogma, a strategy, a pile of commandments, a kosher jargon or a list of deplorables. While Marx, for instance, offered an insightful materialist vision of our past as well as our human future, Marxists are generally an anti-insightful bunch. Their doctrine reduces Marxs insights into Torah and Mizvoth, restricting and suppressing creative thinking. So-called revolutionaries are too often a collective of  counter-revolutionaries; people who do little but kill insightfulness. They identify symbolically with the revolution, while they sustain a reality of stagnation. This analysis may assist us in understanding the last 150 years of Left paralysis in the West. It may also explain why it is often fascists who take over precisely when conditions are ripe for a text book Marxist revolution.

 Observing the evolution of the Palestinian solidarity movement and the growing influence of Jewish bodies within this movement has provided me with the opportunity to monitor a spectacular anti-insightful operation.

 For many years I have wondered why the Palestinian solidarity discourse is uniquely anti-intellectual. It basically jettisons critical thinking and acts instead from a rigid activism manual. Instead of advancing our understanding of the essence and the nature of what is responsible for the oppression of the Palestinian people, namely The Jewish State, the movement clings to models that drive us as far as possible from the conflict or a working understanding&...

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Isaac Arthur, creator and producer of Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur, joins our Futurists Board. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Isaac Arthur, creator and producer of "Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur", joins our Futurists Board.

00:35

Internet Censorship Just Took An Unprecedented Leap Forward, And Hardly Anyone Noticed "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Caitlin Johnstone and cross-posted from Medium

While most indie media was focused on debating the way people talk about Kanye West and the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an unprecedented escalation in internet censorship took place which threatens everything we all care about. It received frighteningly little attention.

After a massive purge of hundreds of politically oriented pages and personal accounts for inauthentic behavior, Facebook rightly received a fair amount of criticism for the nebulous and hotly disputed basis for that action. What received relatively little attention was the far more ominous step which was taken next: within hours of being purged from Facebook, multiple anti-establishment alternative media sites had their accounts completely removed from Twitter as well.

As of this writing I am aware of three large alternative media outlets which were expelled from both platforms at almost the same time: Anti-Media, the Free Thought Project, and Police the Police, all of whom had millions of followers on Facebook. Both the Editor-in-Chief of Anti-Media and its Chief Creative Officer were also banned by Twitter, and are being kept from having any new accounts on that site as well.

I unfortunately always felt the day would come when alternative media would be scrubbed from major social media sites, Anti-Medias Chief Creative Officer S.M. Gibson said in a statement to me. Because of that I prepared by having backup accounts years ago. The fact that those accounts, as well as 3 accounts from individuals associated with Anti-Media were banned without warning and without any reason offered by either platform makes me believe this purge was certainly orchestrated by someone. Who that is I have no idea, but this attack on information was much more concise and methodical in silencing truth than most realize or is...

00:35

Ex-NASA contractor pleaded guilty for cyberstalking crimes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A former NASA contractor has pleaded guilty for a cyberstalking scheme, the man blackmailed seven women threatening to publish their nude pictures.

Richard Bauer (28), an ex-NASA contractor has pleaded guilty for a cyberstalking, the man allegedly threatened to publish nude pictures of the women unless they sent him other explicit pictures.

Richard Bauer of Los Angeles, who worked at NASAs Armstrong Flight Research Center in Southern California, pleaded guilty for stalking, computer hacking, and aggravated identity theft.

Cyberstalking

The man acknowledged having targeted friends, co-workers, and family members, he used social engineering tricks and also used malware to compromise victims systems.

Bauer acknowledged victimizing friends, family members, high school and college acquaintances and co-workers. states the Associated Press.

Bauer, pretending to ask questions on Facebook for a class, got some victims to reveal information he used to reset their online passwords and harvest photos. He got other victims to install computer malware allowing him to access their computers.

Bauer allegedly threatened to post nude pictures of the victims that he stolen unless they sent more photos.

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MSF warns of increasing assaults against children in Moria camp "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Mdecins Sans Frontires Greece Medical Coordinator Dr. Declan Barry told Newsweek that since mid-May, the organization has seen an average of one reported case of sexual assault per week, which adds up to at least 21 cases reported to MSF alone in less than five months. Barry said that those cases involved women, men and children at the

The post MSF warns of increasing assaults against children in Moria camp appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

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Reminiscent of Putin's Khodorkovsky release. "Pastor" Brunson released. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Apparently Brunson and Trump prayed in the Oval Office? 
What a nice touch. Very appealing to the evangelical crowd. I'm not impressed.
Trump did not say "You're FIRED! "to Brunson

Reality TV

In August of this year the subject of Brunson was covered here at the blog- Brunson walked/talked and quacked like a covert operative:
 An agent operating on behalf of another state, working to destabilize another nation state. In this case Turkey. Nothing new under the sun, really. I covered his 'church' in Izmir- a barred window store front- Not very church like at all, but, conveniently located to a big port, making the location ideal for smuggling weapons and distributing the same to US affiliated terrorists. Gulenists and or PKK. Hell, possibly even Grey Wolves? Read or re- read the earlier post relinked above-

Brunson had spent two years incarcerated. He was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment but was released based on the two years of time served.

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00:29

Federal Circuit Doubles Down on User Interface Patents, Helps Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls Curtail the Prime Competitor of Microsoft Office "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Dan Bricklin
Dan Bricklin, photographed by Betsy Devine at a blogger brunch in Bostons Chinatown 2/25/2007. Licence: CC BY 2.5

Summary: Patent trolls that are connected to Microsoft continue to sue Microsoft rivals using old patents; this time, for a change, even the Federal Circuit lets them get away with it

THE Federal Circuit (CAFC) with its current Chief Judge (Prost) is rather different from what it used to be. Perhaps it learned to accept that reversals by SCOTUS must end, not by means of changing SCOTUS itself but by getting rid of corrupt judges like Rader (he actually got caught).

Todays CAFC is supportive of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) inter partes reviews (IPRs) and typically affirms PTABs decisions a topic we shall write about separately in view of newer/latest determinations. 35 U.S.C. 101 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has enabled both PTAB and CAFC to rule out patents quite promptly, without having to engage in a lengthy process like search and assessment of prior art.

Back in 1992, Patently-O recalled for those who forgot, Borland Software invented a tabbed spreadsheet for its Quattro Pro that was then copied by Excel, Google Sheets, and others. Today, the Federal Circuit finally found the patent claims enforceable (or at least patent eligible).

Microsoft copied everyone, but nowadays it is suing everyone, including Corel.

Found initially via [1, 2, 3] was this article/blog post titled Tabbed Spreadsheet Patent Eligible. Its what Patently-O covered along/after the above tweet:

D.Delaware Judge Stark dismissed DETs case on the pleadings holding that the Borland/DET spreadsheet-tab patent claims were directed to abstract ideas. On appeal, the Federal Circuit has partially reversed finding that some of the claims are directed toward specific improved method for navigating through complex t...

00:24

Puede ser ms rpido el tren que el avin en Mxico? "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

En medio de la polmica por la cancelacin o construccin del NAIM y el Tren Maya, el columnista reflexiona sobre lo mejor para Mxico: tren o avin.   Por Antonio Gershenson| La Jornada. Regeneracin, 14 de octubre de 2018.- Vamos a verlo, y en qu condiciones. En general, el tiempo a esperar es mayor en []

La entrada Puede ser ms rpido el tren que el avin en Mxico? se public primero en Regeneracin.

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ADM UPDATE, October 14th 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Dear ADM newsletter receivers: at last, a newsletter from the ADM. Many of you have been following ADM news and updates through Farcebook but here is our one and only independent home made newsletter on October 12th 2018, the 21st ADM birthday. We've enjoyed a sensational three day Viva ADMfestival in september, but this week a historic 21 year anniversary surprise was the concert by the world famous Concertgebouworkest on the ADM, which finished with everyone singing happy birthday for the ADM. video: https://vimeo.com/294655752

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La ivermectina para eliminar piojos "IndyWatch Feed Noramerica"

Cabe destacar que nuestras abuelas siempre tienen un conocimiento bajo la manga como varios remedios que funcionan para combatir la pediculosis o presencia de piojos y liendres. Algunos de ellos, como el vinagre, dan buenos resultados, pero es importante aclarar que muchas personas tienen reacciones no deseadas a esas recetas. Lo que se recomienda en estos casos, es consultar a un mdico que recete un medicamento.

Uno de los frmacos ms usados es la ivermectina, cuyo nombre comercial es ivexterm. Esta medicina combate de manera definitiva a esos molestos bichos, sus cras y sus huevos. En la etapa de la niez es bastante comn la presencia de piojos que suelen propagarse con rapidez a otras cabezas.

Los estudios de los especialistas refieren que la ivermectina acta positivamente en los casos de pediculosis, una infeccin causada por los piojos. Al aplicar este medicamento, se comienzan a disminuir las posibilidades de sufrir de otras enfermedades graves para el ser humano.

La ivermectina viene en una presentacin en forma de pastilla, por ello su administracin es oral. La eficacia radica en que el frmaco acta desde adentro, por lo que esos largos ratos perdidos colocndose lociones y cremas en el pelo, ya han desaparecido. Las frmulas tradicionales y remedios caseros quedaron en el pasado y ahora, gracias a la medicina, no habr efectos secundarios que lamentar.

Este tipo de tratamiento es muy nuevo y por eso, no es tan conocido por los padres. Pero resulta una excelente alternativa con la que se le puede decir adis a los molestos y peligrosos piojos. En caso de que sea la primera vez que se ingiera esta pldora, primero hay que consultar a un mdico a fin de evitar complicaciones en la salud.

Cada vez surgen nuevas y exitosas formas de eliminar a estos bichos que son el mal de los nios.

La entrada La ivermectina para eliminar piojos aparece primero en Puente Sur.

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Hugh Fitzgerald: Pastor Brunsons Deed of Derring-Do "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pastor Andrew Brunson has now been released from house arrest in Turkey and returned to the United States, but the lessons of his captivity should not be forgotten. In the long saga of Recep Tayyip Erdogans refusal to release Brunson, the pastor was held for months in a single cell along with 17 Muslim prisoners []

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WATCH: The Spiders Web Britains Second Empire "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Spiders Web: Britains Second Empire, is a documentary film that shows how Britain transformed from a colonial power into a global financial power. At the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of offshore secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it behind obscure financial structures in a web of offshore islands. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth may be hidden in British offshore jurisdictions and Britain and its offshore jurisdictions are the largest global players in the world of international finance. How did this come about, and what impact does it have on the world today? This is what the Spiders Web sets out to investigate. The Spiders Web was written, directed and produced by Michael Oswald, you can sponsor his future films on Patreon. The films official website is here, and you can read about Queue Politelys other works on their website here.

Sunday, 14 October

23:56

Lets Hope Apple Defeats All the Abstract Patents That Are Leveraged Against It "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Software patents disguised as network provisioning now?

Apple

Summary: Apple can be viewed as a strategic ally against patents that threaten Android/Linux if one ignores all the patent battles the company started (and has since then settled) against Android OEMs

THE USPTO still grants patents far too easily, only for courts to repeatedly correct it by invalidating granted patents. Sometimes theres a lot of money at stake, like Apples $234 million patent dispute with a university.

Last weekend we wrote about Apples success in appealing the case [1, 2] for the Federal Circuit to deal with rather than the district court, which tends to be more lenient in terms of patent quality, much like the USPTO even in the post-Alice era. As one writer put it a fortnight ago:

A federal appeals court has ruled in Apples favor in a patent dispute with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The court ruling, initially spotted by Reuters, said that that Apple didnt infringe on one of the universitys patents, overturning a prior ruling in the universitys favor that had fined Apple $234 million. Another $272 million was later added to that fine to account for Apples continued use of the patent, but that will presumably be thrown out now that the underlying judgment has been reversed.

We expect this case to be DOA, but at what cost (legal bills)? Meanwhile, the patent troll Uniloc strikes again, still focused on the same target, Apple, after Microsoft paid Uniloc. As a pro-Apple site.....

23:55

Vulkan Cracks 2,500 Projects On GitHub "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

After cracking 2,000 projects referencing Vulkan on GitHub earlier this year, this week it passed the milestone of having more than 2,500 projects...

23:53

Congress: Latest Move to Clamp Down on Hezbollah "IndyWatch Feed War"

A rally in support of Hezbollah in Lebanon (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)A rally in support of Hezbollah in Lebanon (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Congress finally took the next step to clamp down on Hezbollah when both the House and Senate agreed on legislation increasing penalties for Hezbollah supporters. The bill, which garnered bipartisan support, sanctions all funders or those who provide resources to Hezbollah including government entities, companies or individuals.

Both the House and Senate approved the bill last year, but because the versions of the bill were not identical in the two chambers, the bill kept getting passed back and forth for final approval.

It now awaits approval by President Donald Trump, which is fully expected.

In addition, with bipartisan support, the Senate passed another bill targeting Hezbollah as well as Hamas for their use of human shields. The bill imposes sanctions on members of these terror organizations as well as state sponsors that aid the groups in using civilians as human shields. The human shields bill now moves to the House for approval.

The U.S. Treasury Department is actively increasing pressure on Hezbollah by using existing sanctions against the terror group.

 

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23:50

Secret Service foiled Islamic State assassination plot against Trump in the Philippines "IndyWatch Feed War"

How the Left would have rejoiced if the Islamic State plot had succeeded. How the Secret Service Foiled an Assassination Plot Against Trump by ISIS, by Marlow Stern, Daily Beast, October 12, 2018 (thanks to Ken): In November 1996, President Clinton visited Manila for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum. Protests raged in the streets, with []

23:50

Mongoose: Kiss Idaho GoodBye Another Deep State Land Grab Led by Federal Government "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Kiss Idaho Goodbye: Another Major Land Takeover

What is truly remarkable about this is while our Idaho roads and bridges crumble there is plenty of money to spend on figuring out where cars collide with wildlife and put money into building a road for them. And here is the Highway 20 priority map for those animals. Now it makes sense why Idaho registration fees went up and why the current legislature has a huge task in front of them to fund transportation. Those bunnies need a safe passageway.

Read full article.

Tip of the Hat to Ray Songtree.

See Also:

Graphic: Why Oregon Matters Need to End Federal Ownership of Land

Graphic: Land US Took from Mexico, How Mexico Is Taking It Back

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23:47

Trump Administration Urges Saudis To Stick To Killing Random Yemeni Civilians "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Cross-posted from The Onion

As criticism mounted over the countrys alleged role in the disappearance and possible death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administration reportedly urged the leaders of Saudi Arabia Friday to stick to killing random Yemeni civilians. The potential murder of a high-profile journalist critical of their regime raises grave concerns for us, and we appeal to the leaders of Saudi Arabia to restrict their extrajudicial murders to Yemeni people who dont have any public platform, said President Trump, adding that the White House would not sit idly by as the Saudis caused the deaths of innocent people unless they were Yemeni children in a school bus or a group of Yemeni people attending a wedding

Continue reading the article

 

23:47

Two police among eleven arrested members of a drug ring "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Two police officers are among eleven people arrested on suspicion of a drug dealing ring supplying with cocaine and cannabis several cities across Greece. Next to the police officers arrested were also six more Greeks and three Albanian nationals. The ring leader is believed to be also Albanian and is at large. One of the

The post Two police among eleven arrested members of a drug ring appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

23:44

Loaded Language "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Ah yes...


As for the article itself, I really can't put it better than Sir Tohham:

Sir Topham Hatt14 October 2018 at 13:08 
Roger Harrabin has written an article about eating less meat to save the planet.  
He doesnt address whether he will eat less meat himself but instead goes after the climate minister, Claire Perry, with loaded language. 
She would not even say whether she herself would eat less meat. 
Ms Perry refused even to s...

23:44

The Milky Way Could Be Spreading Life From Star to Star "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For almost two centuries, scientists have theorized that life may be distributed throughout the Universe by meteoroids, asteroids, planetoids, and other astronomical objects.

This theory, known as Panspermia, is based on the idea that microorganisms and the chemical precursors of life are able to survive being transported from one star system to the next.

Expanding on this theory, a team of researchers from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) conducted a study that considered whether panspermia could be possible on a galactic scale.

23:42

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).

23:42

Brickbat and Bouquet "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


'Badley Church, Suffolk' by Harold Steggles (1936)

Well, I woke up early this morning, put on my 'I love Pope Francis' badge (Ed Stourton lent me one of his spares) and switched on to the radio equivalent of the liberal Catholic magazine The Tablet - namely Radio 4's Sunday, hosted by Tablet trustee Ed Stourton. 

Today's topics included: (a) the raising to sainthood of the murdered El Salvadorean liberation theology-sympathetic Cardinal Oscar Romero, discussed with a Catholic charity worker (which cast conservatives in a bad light); (b) a report by a Catholic group on the need for prison reform, discussed with a Lib Dem peer (who denounced "penal populism"); and (c) a discussion of  a resignation in the US Catholic Church over sex abuse, where both guest and presenter (Ed) cast the present Pope and his unfortunate cardinal in the best possible light. 

Also discussed were: (d) the UN's World Food Day, plugged with a participating charity; (e) Anglican "institutional homophobia", discussed with an aggrieved married gay Anglican cleric; and (f) the 50th anniversary of the Olympic black power protest, discussed with one of the black power saluters. 

The two other items were BBC-on-BBC interviews on (g) the gay cake case and (h) the released pastor and his prayer for President Trump. 

All very 'Sunday'!

Still, one of...

23:37

Italy deports Muslim who screamed Allahu akbar with knife at synagogue, and Muslim who wanted to kill Christians "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Italian government has announced the deportation of three African migrants suspected of close ties with Islamist terrorist groups, including one who had expressed the desire to kill white tourists and Christians. So-called populist parties remain firmly committed to protecting their citizenry and free societies, despite bullying from Brussels and even name-calling from European Commission []

23:35

William Benson: Assertion That 16th & 17th Amendments to the Constitution Were Not Ratified by Enough States "IndyWatch Feed War"

An Alert Reader has pointed to investigative work by William Benson to the effect that neither the 16th (income tax) or 17th (Senators no longer appointed by sovereign states) Amendments were ever properly ratified and could therefore be overturned if this assertion is verified. We have no direct knowledge but given the prevalence of lies by the federal government (all three branches) over the past hundred years, this seems worthy of a serious investigation.

 

23:31

Hungary vows to shake up EU in video attacking open borders, migrant crime, jihad "IndyWatch Feed War"

Globalists have long sold the big lie to citizens that to resist reckless immigration meant that a person was racist. The effort has been to stigmatize individuals and groups who aspire to protect democracy, homeland security, their national identity, the rule of law, gender equality, pluralism, and free speech. Globalists also ignore the fact that []

23:30

Yoda: Yascha Mounk Majority of Americans Hate Political Correctness "IndyWatch Feed War"

Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture

Youth isnt a good proxy for support of political correctness, and race isnt either.

If you look at what Americans have to say on issues such as immigration, the extent of white privilege, and the prevalence of sexual harassment, the authors argue, seven distinct clusters emerge: progressive activists, traditional liberals, passive liberals, the politically disengaged, moderates, traditional conservatives, and devoted conservatives.

Most members of the exhausted majority, and then some, dislike political correctness. Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that political correctness is a problem in our country. Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages.

Read full article.

Phi Beta Iota: Its not about left versus right, black versus white, old versus young. Its about the 99% little people versus the 1% owners. There is some major blending going on, and the biggest wake up call for the Democrats is going to be the departure of people of color #WalkAway needs #UNRIG.

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23:30

City Says Lawsuit Not Valid Because Video Shows Cops Beating Both Men and Women with Dildo "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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A town is demanding a judge throw out a lawsuit brought by 5 cops against their department because men and women were sexually harassed equally.

The post City Says Lawsuit Not Valid Because Video Shows Cops Beating Both Men and Women with Dildo appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

23:30

SNL: When Kanye met Donnie "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Blocked in some countries, a Proxy may help

23:30

DC becomes new front in war over Airbnb "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Washington, D.C. is the new frontline in Airbnb's nationwide fight with the hotel industry.The city's local government is on the verge of approving some of the most strict regulations in the country on homesharing sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and...

23:30

Rick Aiello: The Case AGAINST a Constitutional Convention "IndyWatch Feed War"

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To Robert David Steele:

I applaud your open source initiatives and have enjoyed your interviews, but I have seen two recent emails from your Public Intelligence Blog expressing your support for a Convention of States. While your DOUBLE-DOWN, MODIFY & EXPAND, and REVERSE ideas for changing existing Amendments certainly make sense, a Convention of States, a Constitutional Convention, and similar proposals are NOT the proper way to change the Constitution. The amendment process is the way to do that.

A convention is very dangerous, which is why it is being promoted by people such as George Soros (a billionaire who spends millions promoting communism); Lawrence Lessig (a leftist you can read about in the attached Working Together to Rewrite the Constitution); Mark Levin, and others who lean far left because they are either globalists or trying to curry favor with them.

Why is a Constitutional Convention dangerous? Because once started, it cannot be controlled. Former Supreme Court justices Warren E. Burger and Arthur J. Goldberg and other leading constitutional scholars said that such a convention can propose sweeping changes to the Constitution, regardless of any limitations imposed by the states in applying for such a convention, which therefore can imperil the rights of the citizens.

We have had only one such convention, and that was to make improvements to the Articles of Federation, such as strengthening its central government. But instead of just making improvements, the delegates rewrote the entire document. Fortunately, they had the moral wherewithal and prescience to produce what is n...

23:23

Hackers accessed 29 million user accounts, says Facebook "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Facebook confirms 29 million users data accessed by hackers: How to check if your account has been hacked

Last month, Facebook was hit by the worst-security breach where the hackers accessed personal information of millions of users. Back then, Facebook had said that the hack had exposed data of approximately 50 million users.

However, the social networking giant has now confirmed that the security breach has actually affected nearly 30 million accounts, which is less than the originally estimated 50 million. Additionally, hackers werent able to access more sensitive information like password or financial information, as well as third-party apps werent affected, the company said.

Of the 30 million accounts, hackers were able to successfully access personal information from 29 million Facebook users. However, the hackers were not able to get access to information about the accounts of one million people.

Out of those 29 million accounts, hackers were able to name and contact details (phone number, email, or both, depending on what people had on their profiles) of 15 million people.

Further, in case of another 14 million people, besides stealing information in regard to name and contact details, they also stole other details people had on their profiles. This included username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, website, people or Pages they follow, and the 15 most recent searches.

First, the attackers already controlled a set of accounts, which were connected to Facebook friends. They used an automated technique to move from account to account so they could steal the access tokens of those friends, and for friends of those friends, and so on, totalling about 400,000 people. In the process, however, this technique automatically loaded those accounts? Facebook profiles, mirroring what these 400,000 people would have seen when looking at their own profiles, said Guy Rosen, Facebook Vice President of Product Management in a news release.

That includes posts on their timelines, their lists of friends, Groups they are members of, and the names of recent Messenger conversations. Message content was not available to the attackers, with one exception. If a person in this group was a Page admin whose Page had received a message from someone on Facebook, the content of that message was available to the attackers, he added.

Besides this, Rosen also added that the attackers...

23:21

Apple Speaks Out Against Australian Anti-Encryption Law; Police Advised Not to Trigger Face ID "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Apple argues stronger encryption will thwart criminals in letter to Australian government

Apple has long been a proponent for strong on-device encryption, most notably for its iPhones and the iOS operating system. This has often frustrated law enforcement agencies both in the US and overseas, many of which claim the company's encryption tools and policies are letting criminals avoid capture by masking communications and securing data from the hands of investigators.

Now, in a letter to the Australian government, Apple says it thinks encryption is in fact a benefit and public good that will only strength our protections against cyberattacks and terrorism. In Apple's eyes, encryption makes everyone's devices harder to hack and less vulnerable to take-overs, viruses, and other malicious attacks that could undermine personal and corporate security, as well as public infrastructure and services. Apple is specifically responding to the Australian Parliament's Assistance and Access Bill, which was introduced late last month and is designed to help the government more easily access the devices and data of criminals during active investigations.

Letter here (#53), or at Scribd and DocumentCloud.

Also at Ars Technica, Engadget, 9to5Mac, and AppleInsider.

Police told to avoid looking at recent iPhones to avoid lockouts

Police have yet to completely wrap their heads around modern iPhones like the X and XS, and that's clea...

23:15

Robert Steele: Washington Examiner on Trumps Successes (Vastly Superior to What the White House Communications Team Can Produce) "IndyWatch Feed War"

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ROBERT STEELE: My focus is on election reform so as to terminate the Deep State. To that end I believe that President Donald Trump is my best shot at getting this idea considered. Sadly the White House Communications Team sucks.  They are simply incapable of presenting the President and his accomplishments to the public in a useful manner to include a daily fireside chat, thousands of seven minute videos, a  two-way Presidential Public Forum, and more. Below is the very best effort I have seen, from the Washington Examiner by Paul Bedford.  Bravo.

NOTE: Missing from list are black people and election reform. The three things President Trump could do to earn a bump in three weeks are:

  1. Pardon twelve Black Panthers (black males)
  2. Appoint Carol Mosely Braun to the UN, and several women of color to WH
  3. Announce #UNRIG Election Reform Act as a promise for 2019

Trumps list: 289 accomplishments in just 20 months, relentless promise-keeping

Here is the crummy White House list

Examiner list copied below the fold for redundancy and direct access.

The list:

Economic Growth

  • 4.2 percent growth in the second quarter of 2018.
  • For the first time in more than a decade, growth is projected to exceed 3 percent over the calendar year.

Jobs

  • 4 million new jobs have been...

23:10

Tribe on North Dakota Voter ID Law: This this will cause irreparable harm to the People of Standing Rock "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Tribal officials in North Dakota maintain the states new voter ID law that requires a physical address on ID discriminates against American Indians living on reservations where the U.S. Postal delivers only to P.O. boxes.

Published October 14, 2018

STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe issued a statement after the decision was announced that the U.S. Supreme Court will allow for the state of North Dakota to implement its new voter ID law ruling this years general election on November 6, 2018.

The new voter ID law requires those voting in North Dakota to provide an identification with a physical address, rather than the previously accepted P.O. Box or other address.

The tribe says Come November, this will cause irreparable harm to the People of Standing Rock.

Native Americans can live on the reservation without an address. Theyre living in accordance with the law and treaties, but now all of the sudden they cant vote. There is no good reason that a P.O. Box address is not sufficient to vote, says Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Mike Faith.

The Standing Rock Sioux maintains it is not possible to satisfy the new requirement.

Why is it getting harder and harder for Native Americans to vote? This law clearly discriminates against Native Americans in North Dakota. Our voice should be heard and they should be heard fairly at the polls just like other Americans, stated Chairman Faith.

The statement issued by the Tribe says on election day, Standing Rock will be sending drivers to help bring people to the polls. If you need help obtaining a physical address on Standing Rock and updating your Tribal ID, please contact Danielle Finn, Externa...

23:00

TRUMPET: Presidential Successes Against Human Trafficking "IndyWatch Feed War"

President Donald J. Trump Is Taking Action to End Human Trafficking

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My Administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking.

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ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING: President Donald J. Trump and his Administration are working to end the scourge of human trafficking, also known as modern slavery.

  • Today, the Presidents Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) met to discuss the Administrations efforts to tackle human trafficking.
  • The Task Force is a Cabinet-level entity, consisting of 15 departments and agencies, which work tirelessly to prosecute traffickers, protect survivors, and combat human trafficking.
  • Members of the Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, comprised of survivor leaders appointed by the President, attended.
  • The recipients of the 2018 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons were honored at the meeting.

TAKING ACTION AT HOME AND ABROAD: The Trump Administration is taking the fight to human trafficking on all fronts, carrying out robust domestic and international efforts.

  • In April 2018, President Trump signed historic legislation into law to combat online sex trafficking, holding perpetrators accountable and ensuring justice for survivors.
  • Last year, President Trump issued an Executive Order which directed his Administration to crack down on transnational criminal organizations that use human trafficking.
  • Domestically, Federal agencies are ensuring full enforcement of our laws so that those who seek to exploit our people and break our laws face justice. Last year:
  • ..The Department of Justice secured convictions against nearly 500 defendants in human trafficking and the Federal Bureau of Investigation dismantled 42 criminal enterprises engaged in child sex trafficking.
  • ..The Department of Homeland Security initiated over 800 human trafficking cases, resulting in 1,500 arrests, 530 convictions, and over 500 victims identified.
  • The Department of Justice anti-trafficking grantees reported assisting...

23:00

The Late Movie: The 39 Steps (1935) Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This is a true classic,great cast, excellent director Hitchcock and a good script. Possibly,nay the best of the several versions of John Buchans classic yarn.

Some of the minor players went on to greater recognition. Watch carefully.

23:00

Watchdog exposes Pentagon's cyber struggles "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Defense experts are seizing on a stunning federal report highlighting cyber vulnerabilities in U.S. weapons systems, calling it an embarrassing wake-up call for the Pentagon.A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released this...

22:53

SYRIZA at odds with coalition partner Kammenos over unilateral steps in foreign policy "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Without mentioning the name of his junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos, Prime Minister Alexisi Tsipras sent a clear message to Defense Minister saying that there is no alternative plan to the Prespes Agreement with FYROMand that those who are not in charge should not.. Speaking at the convention of SYRIZA Central Committee. Tsipras said among

The post SYRIZA at odds with coalition partner Kammenos over unilateral steps in foreign policy appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

22:52

Matthew Mather, the best-selling author of CyberStorm, joins our Futurists Board. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Matthew Mather, the best-selling author of "CyberStorm", joins our Futurists Board.

22:48

How Elizabeth Warren should challenge Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

President Trump takes such glee in needling Senator Elizabeth Warren that it reminds one of a 10-year-old teasing a younger sibling. He was at it again last week as he mused about the Democrats who may run for president in 2020.

Pocahontas, he said. Pocahontas. Ive got more Indian blood in me than Pocahontas, and I have none.

By  Boston OCTOBER 11, 2018

Quincy, MA - 9/15/2018 - Senator Elizabeth Warren addresses the crowd during a town hall meeting at Quincy High School on Saturday, September 15, 2018. (Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe) Topic: (metro)

Elizabeth Warren addressed the crowd during a town hall meeting at Quincy High School on Sept. 15. MICHAEL SWENSEN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Its easy to understand why a politician with Trumps keen instinct for matters that cleave along political, socio-economic, and cultural fault-lines so delights in that mocking moniker.

Its not just a way to portray Warren as a fraud who tried to appropriate Native American ethnicity for her own personal advancement. It also triggers a wave of tsk-tsking from cultural highbrows who consider the label disrespectful to Indians or otherwise untoward. And that, in turn, gives Trumps legions a chance to snicker at liberal political correctness.

So the sarcastic sobriquet delivers a pretty good bang for the buck, and all without straying into overt misogyny or red-flag racism.

Warrens team has tried to use disgust over that Trumpian taunt to raise campaign contributions for Native American Democratic candidates. But theres a much better way to respond.

First, however, consider the important recent reporting about Warrens law-school teaching career. After talking to scores of people and examining applications, hiring documents, and personnel m...

22:45

But its not a conspiracy if its true "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. Aldous Huxley Brave New World Revisited  (1958) There are countless abominations that humans are presently rotting through. It is the choice of the individual to either attempt to do something about the storm that will come, or live in self denial that this []

22:45

Preston James: Frequency Wars False Flag Mind Control and More "IndyWatch Feed War"

Preston James

Secret and Silent Frequency Wars

It all started with Nikola Tesla and his miraculous discoveries and inventions. We now have AC electrical current in our homes instead of the inefficient DC because of Teslas genius.

Some of his most important discoveries regarding Zero Point energy (aka Cosmic electromagnetic wind) and scalar frequency weapons were seized and kept secret.

Later on due to research on telegraph and radio as communication devices and the advent of world wars 1 & 2, major discoveries on electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) emerged on several fronts.

Read full article.

Tip of the Hat to Contributing Editor Ed Jewett.

Phi Beta Iota: 5G is a technology with enormous potential to go great harm at great cost to the human species and other species. The overall manner in which it is being deployed is irresponsible, reprehensible, and not at all in the public interest.  In combination with the geoengineering, crowd-control, and other technologies including individual mind-control that the CIA, NASA, and the Pentagon have and continue to develop, a Pandoras box of electromagnetic terrorism is very much in our midst.

See Also:

Electromagnetic @ Phi Beta Iota

Geoengineering @ Phi Beta Iota

Mind Control @ Phi Beta Iota

22:42

How bad is the Tory Universal Credit disaster? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


There are so many problems with the Tory government's botched Universal Credit policy it's impossible to list them all, but here are just a few:
  • Despite the 42 day wait a shocking one in six of the unfortunate people who have been subjected to the Tory Universal Credit experiment were still not even paid in time. Imagine if the business you were involved in had a 1/6 failure rate. There'd be hell to pay.
  • Another flaw in Universal Credit means that some people would actually be...

22:42

NOS Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed War"


Adolf van Liempt over de Russische film Sobibor: 'het probleem van de film: dat hij eigenlijk wordt neergezet als Russische held.'



Het probleem met een staatsomroep als de NOS is dat het betaald wordt door de staat, het gevolg is dat een dergelijk instituut maar al te snel politieke propaganda bedrijft. Een schoolvoorbeeld daarvan is ondermeer het volgende:


NOS faalt en liegt met anti-Rusland propaganda

Kameraden! Wat u nu gaat zien, is een sterk staaltje anti-Russische propaganda van de Nederlandse Staatsomroep. De video hierboven is een montage van twee fragmenten. Allere...

22:38

Its Getting Harder to Talk About God "IndyWatch Feed War"

The decline in our spiritual vocabulary has many real-world consequences.

By Jonathan Merritt

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Mr. Merritt writes about the intersection of religion, culture and politics.

Credit Jeff Rogers

More than 70 percent of Americans identify as Christian, but you wouldnt know it from listening to them. An overwhelming majority of people say that they dont feel comfortable speaking about faith, most of the time.

During the Great Depression, the playwright Thornton Wilder remarked, The revival in religion will be a rhetorical problem new persuasive words for defaced or degraded ones. Wilder knew that during times of rapid social change, God-talk is often difficult to muster.

We may have traded 1930s-level poverty and hunger for a resurgence in racism, sexism and environmental cataclysm, but our problems are no less serious or spiritually disorienting. While many of our most visible leaders claim to be religious, their moral frameworks seem unrecognizable to masses of other believers. How do we speak about God in times like these when God is hard to spot?

As a student of American Christianity and the son of a prominent megachurch pastor, Ive been sensing for some time that sacred speech and spiritual conversation are in decline. But this was only a hunch I had formed in response to anecdotal evidence and personal experience. I lacked the quantitative data needed to say for sure.

So last year,...

22:30

Stephen E. Arnold: Google is Dying "IndyWatch Feed War"

Stephen E. Arnold

A Reasonable Assertion: Google Is Dying

Nope, this is not the view in Harrods Creek. The idea that Google Is Dying comes from a write up in Vortex by Lauren, whom I assume is a real, living entity and not an avatar, construct, or VR thing.

You can find the analysis at this link.

I am not going to push back against the entity Laurens ideas.

I want to point out that:

Read full analysis by author of The Google Trilogy.

22:29

Britain faces nursing shortfall of 20,000 permanent staff this year "IndyWatch Feed War"

Brexit triggers 87 per cent drop in European nurses registering to work in UK

Hospital Image copyright PA

By Gill Plimmer in London

Britain faces a nursing shortage of 20,000 permanent staff this year as the uncertainty surrounding Brexit has led to a sharp fall in recruits from the EU.

The number of European nurses registering in Britain dropped 87 per cent compared with 2016/17 figures, according to Christie & Co, a consultancy. The pressure on the healthcare industry has been exacerbated by cuts to training and the abolition of bursaries for nursing and midwifery courses in the UK, where applications fell by a quarter. The warning over a decline in nursing numbers comes as Britain prepares for winter.

During last years winter crisis hundreds of thousands of patients were forced to wait in corridors and ambulances while hospitals scrambled to find space for patients. The NHS has been working on contingency plans in the case of a no-deal Brexit, including a three-year partnership with the Jamaican government that will allow their nurses to work for the health service. It has offered more visas to nurses from parts of Asia.

The number of nurses from the Philippines has risen by 14 per cent and those from India by 12 per cent. But the number of nurses who were registered in Spain, Italy and Romania declined by more than 90 per cent in the past year. A third of the 27,800 new nurse registrations came from the EU in 2015/16 but this fell to just 3 per cent of 23,300 in 2017/18.

Overall the number of nurses declined from 659,000 in 2016 to 647,000 this year, leaving policymakers struggling to meet the increasing demand, said Michael Hodges, head of care at Christie & Co. The shortage of nurses is pressing on the NHS and care homes, raising costs and perpetuating the sense of crisis, he added.

The 6.5 per cent increase to nurses pay over the next three years has also made it more difficult for care homes and social care agencies to afford to recruit staff, the report says. The shortfall helped fuel the winter crisis last year, when hospital admissions rose.

Emergency admissions to accident and emergency wards have grown particularly for older patients, where numbers have increased by 58.9 per cent since 2006/07 for people aged 85 years or older.

Nearly a third of care homes reported an increase in the amount spent on agency staff in the past year...

22:29

Exposed: Bitcoin Scam Used New Zealands Prime Minister as an Endorsement "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

New Zealands Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is the latest high-profile individual to be used in perpetuating a cryptocurrency scam. According to the Prime Ministers office, various ads bearing her image have appeared on social media network Facebook with the intention of persuading citizens of the Asia Pacific country to invest in a cryptocurrency startup. To Continued

The post Exposed: Bitcoin Scam Used New Zealands Prime Minister as an Endorsement appeared first on CCN

22:27

Just How Much Terrorism Does Iran Finance? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Iranian women dressed as suicide bombers show their support for Hezbollah and call for attack on Israel (Photo: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)Iranian women dressed as suicide bombers show their support for Hezbollah and call for attack on Israel. (Photo: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Just how much terrorism does Iran finance? And why are so many European nations willing to ignore this deadly part of the Iranian regime even when the terrorism happens inside their borders? Watch Clarions Ryan Mauro comment on the implications of a new State Department report suggesting Iran spent $16 billion to finance terror worldwide:

 

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22:26

Dont tell the students! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Really, weve got them all hoodwinked into thinking college is a way to learn things and launch a careerif they see this comic, theyll all abandon their tuition debt and jump on a tramp steamer to Romania, where theyll get a job butchering pigs or something for less than minimum wage.

22:26

TRAVEL BAN: ATIKUS CAMPAIGN DG, DANIEL METUH, DASUKI, KALU, 46 OTHERS BANNED FROM TRAVELLING ABROAD (See Full List) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Why presidency took action top source PDP, ex-Minister Fani-Kayode kick, fault ban A former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo More

22:25

Internet Censorship Just Took An Unprecedented Leap Forward, And Hardly Anyone Noticed "IndyWatch Feed War"

Lets make a big angry noise about this new cross-platform escalation in internet censorship, and lets make a big angry noise any time anyone makes a move to silence dissident political speech in the new media environment.

22:24

Atiku: NUJ, RATTAWU deny alleged unpaid salaries by Gotel Communication "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists(NUJ) and the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union(RATTAWU) chapters of Gotel Communications Limited, Yola, Adamawa state have debunked a report by a popular online medium, alleging that the company, owned by the Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is owing members of the staff a months salary. The []

The post Atiku: NUJ, RATTAWU deny alleged unpaid salaries by Gotel Communication appeared first on Newtelegraph.

22:10

Humanitarian Bombs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One should not sell bombs to a government that abuses human rights, which means murders a man without using one of the bombs. If Saudi Arabia had murdered a man using a bomb, it would be fine to sell Saudi Arabia more bombs. But Saudi Arabia murdered with a non-bomb weapon, and so shouldn't have bombs anymore.

22:09

Elections Matter Shouldnt We Be Taking Better Care of Them? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ahead of next months midterms, WhoWhatWhy has not just put a team on the ground in key states to investigate voter suppression, problems with election procedures and other shenanigans, but has also decided to turn over our usual slot for the Sunday editorial/cartoon to election integrity experts. This is the first piece in this series.


Its been two big weeks for election integrity in America. It all kicked off late last month when the New York Times Magazine led with an article titled The Crisis of Election Security, which seemed to leap out of the perennial MSM comfort zone and, for the very first time, treat the peril of concealed, computerized vote-counting seriously and urgently as the crisis that it is.

In addition, other news outlets which often remain on the sidelines while plucky organizations like WhoWhatWhy expose cases of blatant voter suppression, have published articles on the issue this month.  

In a related event (bear with me), Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as our newest Supreme Court Justice, his nomination rammed through as Republicans gave the virtually unanimous finger to public disapproval and outrage.

What the Kavanaugh confirmation had to do with election integrity may not be immediately apparent, but first it told anyone in our cruelly divided country who may still have been harboring any doubts, that elections matter.

America was just profoundly shaped by a virtually party-line margin of two senators for the rest of many of our lives. The Senate voted on a nomination by a popular vote-whipped president put in office by the electoral votes of three states, which he won by an average margin of slightly more than one half of one percent....

22:08

Wine-Staging 3.18 Released With Some New Patches While Other Code Got Upstreamed "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It has been a very exciting weekend for Linux gamers relying upon Wine for running Windows titles under Linux... There was the routine bi-weekly Wine 3.18 development release on Friday but yesterday brought transform feedback to Vulkan and in turn Stream Output to DXVK to fix up a number of D3D11 games. Today is now the Wine-Staging 3.18 release...

22:01

October 15 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

70 BC  Virgil, Roman poet, was born (d. 19 BC).

533  Byzantine general Belisarius made his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals.

1582 Pope Gregory XIII implemented the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year was followed directly by October 15.

1701  Marie-Marguerite dYouville, Canadian nun and saint, founded Grey Nuns, was born (d. 1771).

1764 Edward Gibbon observed a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspired him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

1783 The Montgolfier brothers hot air balloon marked the first human ascent, by Jean-Franois Piltre de Rozier, (tethered balloon).

1793 Queen Marie-Antoinette was tried and condemned in a swift, pre-determined trial.

1814   Mikhail Lermontov, Russian author, poet, and painter, was born (d. 1841).

1815 Napoleon I of France began his exile on Saint Helena.

1836  James Tissot, French painter and illustrator, was born (d. 1902).

1844 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, was born (d. 1900).

1863  American Civil War: The H. L. Hunleythe first submarine to sink a ship, sank during a test, killing its inventor, Horace L. Hunley.

1864  American Civil War: The Battle of Glasgow was fought, resulting in the surrender of Glasgow, Missouri and its Union garrison, to the Confederacy.

1877...

22:01

World view Monday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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

22:00

Detect Elevated Carbon Monoxide (Levels) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The molar mass of carbon monoxide (CO) is 28.0, and the molar mass of air is 28.8, so CO will rise in an ambient atmosphere. It makes sense to detect it farther from the ground, but getting a tall ladder is not convenient and certainly doesnt make for fast deployment. What do you do if you dont care for heights and want to know the CO levels in a gymnasium or a tall foyer? Here to save the day, is the Red Balloon Carbon Monoxide Detector.

Circuit.io generates the diagram and code to operate the CO sensor and turn a healthy green light to a warning red if unsafe levels are detected. The user holds the batteries, Arduino, and light while a red balloon lifts the sensor up to fifteen feet, or approximately three meters. It is an analog sensor which needs some time to warm up so it pays to be warned about that wire length and startup.

Having a CO sentinel is a wise choice for this odorless gas.

Thank you [anatza] for the tip.

21:59

The Democratic Party Could Be On Life Support in 3 Weeks "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

 

In three weeks, the Democratic Party could be on life support. America is rejecting thuggery and communism.

The post The Democratic Party Could Be On Life Support in 3 Weeks appeared first on Dave Hodges - The Common Sense Show.

21:58

Israels Netanyahu threatens Hamas with very strong blows "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to inflict very strong blows on Hamas after fresh violence along the border with the Gaza Strip controlled by the Islamist group.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatens Islamist group Hamas over Gaza Strip violence. (AP)

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Hamas has apparently not understood the message if these attacks do not stop, they will be stopped in another way, in the form of very, very strong blows, Netanyahu said during the weekly cabinet meeting.

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Seven Palestinians were killed in clashes along the Gaza border on Friday and Israel suspended fuel deliveries, having accused Hamas of using demonstrations as cover for attacks against the Jewish state.

AFP

21:56

Why Northern elders are not with Buhari on 2019 Sani, ACF chief. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Anthony NZ. Sani is the Secretary General of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF). In this interview with NOAH EBIJE in Kaduna, More

21:55

You Can Help Ubuntu This Weekend Test The Near-Final Cosmic Cuttlefish "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If all goes well, the Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" release will happen on 18 October but for that to happen they could use your help this weekend testing their release candidate spins...

21:55

United States Did It Again: Warplanes Use White Phosphorous Munitions in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

There is no justification for using WP at the time ISIS has been reduced to insignificance in Syria but Washington did it again.

21:53

Seeds of next global financial crisis being sown, top officials warn "IndyWatch Feed War"

Rising US interest rates, tanking emerging market currencies and a bitter US-China trade spat could push the world towards its next financial crisis but there is still time to avert disaster, global finance chiefs have said.

The world economy is still growing but faces an unprecedented combination of threats, the International Monetary Fund cautioned at an annual meeting with the World Bank in Bali this week.

Among them is growing protectionism championed by the Trump administration and the intensifying trade-and-currency battle between Washington and Beijing, which have imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars worth of goods.

Opening the Bali talks, Indonesian President Joko Widodo compared the dispute between the worlds two biggest economies to the hit television series Game of Thrones.

Great houses, great families, battle each other fiercely to seize control over the Iron Throne, he said.

AFP/File | The global economy faces an unprecedented combination of threats, the IMF has warned

But confrontation and collision impose a tragic price not only on those who are defeated but also on the winners.

And IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned of a degree of uncertainty that we have not seen before in international trade.

Constructive solutions

Disaster can still be averted, officials said at the Bali meet, with reassuring talk from the global financial elite that growth remains strong the IMF projects 3.7 percent for this year and the next and could yet withstand the risks gathering on the horizon.

And despite tensions, US and Chinese officials in Bali also sounded conciliatory tones.

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin described productive talks with the Chinese on the yuan, which Washington has accused Beijing of keeping artificially low to boost exports.

And Chinas central bank governor Yi Gang called for constructive solutions to the damaging tiff, but insisted that Beijing was not devaluing its currency to gain trade advantages a practice the IMF this week called on members to avoid.

But there are also other brewing concerns, including the US Federal Reserves decision to raise interest rates.

This year has already seen three hikes, which experts largely agree are necessary to avoid overheati...

21:53

Walmarts Creepy Shopping Carts Invade Your Privacy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Walmart is getting new shopping carts. They are creepy beyond belief. You will not believe what these shopping carts can do.

 

The post Walmarts Creepy Shopping Carts Invade Your Privacy appeared first on Dave Hodges - The Common Sense Show.

21:50

How Trump Nailed the Dramatic Release of Pastor Andrew Brunson "IndyWatch Feed War"

Newly released from Turkey, Pastor Andrew Brunson thanks President Trump and gives him a blessing (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Newly released from Turkey, Pastor Andrew Brunson thanks President Trump and gives him a blessing (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The dramatic release of Pastor Andrew Brunson saw the American going from detention in Turkey to sitting in the Oval Office in less than in 24 hours (see a moving video below of the meeting).

Brunson, an American citizen who was a pastor in Turkey for 23 years, was arrested in October 2016 in a sweep of Turkish judges, police officers, soldiers, university professors, civil servants and more in Turkeys Islamist President Erdogans post-coup crackdown against perceived dissidents.

President Donald Trump, who said he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke about Brunsons case at at least once a day, said of the release:

We dont pay ranson at least not any longer otherwise bad things will happen, lots of bad things will happen, ostensibly referring to the $400 million cash payment the Obama Administration released to Iran when the Islamic Republic released four Americans they were holding prisoner.

The payment to Iran was part of a larger $1.7 billion payment, which a number of sources noted was same amount as the increase in the Iranian defense budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

Ergodan indicated on a number of occasions he was holding Brunson for in exchange for his arch rival Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish Islamic cleric living in the U.S. whom Erdogan maintains was behind the July 2016 attempted coup.

A year ago September, Erdogan said, They want a pastor from us,...

21:40

KDE Will Now Safely Spin Down External Hard Drives When Unmounting "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Fixing a seven year old bug since the KDE4 days, KDE will now spin down external hard drives unmounting the drives to help stave off possible data loss / corruption...

21:28

Connection? Freed American Priest, Butchered Saudi Journalist "IndyWatch Feed War"

Its amazing how often one news story seems to replace another as our collective memory seems to get increasingly short. Just a week ago we were focused on apparently-butchered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and this week its the turn of American priest Andrew Brunson, captured and now released by Turkey.

In this weeks media review with Clarions Arabic Affairs Analyst Ran Meir, we hear the suggestion that the two incidents may be connected.

 

 

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21:25

Trump"s Threats of Death and Destruction "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington continues to sow death and destruction in many regions, and it is apparent that Trump is intent on global domination. It is heartening that, at last, the most important countries in the world are getting together to show Trump that he cant have it all his own erratic way in his forays of death and destruction.

21:17

Netanyahu threatens 'very painful blows' against Hamas in Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"

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PM says 'we are very close to another type of action that includes very hard shots' after Israel suspended oil deliveries to the strip on Friday

21:12

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21:08

The Mafia Challenge: Sugar sachets by Greek company trigger outrage in Naples "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Mafia stereotypes that insulted a whole city: Marlon Brandon as The Godfather, a pistol and the phrase Live dangerously in Naples on sugar sachets produced and distributed by Greek company Coffeland Ltd triggered an outrage in Italy and forced the company owner to stop the advertising campaign. The face of Marlon Brando in the guise

The post The Mafia Challenge: Sugar sachets by Greek company trigger outrage in Naples appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

21:02

Covert Censorship is like that The Shadow knows What to do with our opinions. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Strange how this is actually occurring all across social media and the web; if you havent personally experienced it, it seemingly happens when the gatekeepers politically charged opposition opinions and controlling algorithmic biases kick in. Wonder why that might be? Not to worry, you may not get a chance to see this article anyway, and []

21:00

K-433 Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets (St. George the Victorious): Nuclear Triad Workhorse "IndyWatch Feed War"

The K-433 underwater cruiser is part of Project 667, a BDR Kalmar-class (Delta III) submarine carrying 16 missiles each with a range of 9,000-kilometres. Let's take a look at life and work aboard this veteran Russian sub.

21:00

FCC Tells Court it has no "Legal Authority" to Impose Net Neutrality Rules "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

FCC Tells Court it has no "Legal Authority" to Impose Net Neutrality Rules:

FCC defends repeal in court, claims broadband isn't "telecommunications."

The Federal Communications Commission opened its defense of its net neutrality repeal yesterday, telling a court that it has no authority to keep the net neutrality rules in place.

Chairman Ajit Pai's FCC argued that broadband is not a "telecommunications service" as defined in federal law, and therefore it must be classified as an information service instead. As an information service, broadband cannot be subject to common carrier regulations such as net neutrality rules, Pai's FCC said. The FCC is only allowed to impose common carrier regulations on telecommunications services.

"Given these classification decisions, the Commission determined that the Communications Act does not endow it with legal authority to retain the former conduct rules," the FCC said in a summary of its defense [pdf] filed yesterday in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The FCC is defending the net neutrality repeal against a lawsuit filed by more than 20 state attorneys general, consumer advocacy groups, and tech companies. The FCC's opponents in the case will file reply briefs next month, and oral arguments are scheduled for February.

Then why not let the states implement it?


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20:56

We feed the world "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Great talk by Jyoti Fernandez of the Landworkers Alliance on the opening night of the We Feed the World exhibition  reminding us of the role we all can all play in standing up for a fairer food and farming system.

20:55

Did Saudis, CIA Fear Khashoggi 9/11 Bombshell? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jamal Khashoggi may have known too many dark secrets about US and Saudi intel collusion, primarily related to the 9/11 terror incidents. And with his increasing volubility as a critical journalist in a prominent American news outlet, it may have been time to silence him.

20:44

Saudi Stocks Plunge as Trump Vows Punishment Over Khashoggi Fate "IndyWatch Feed War"

  • Equities sink the most since August 2015 on a closing basis
  • Tadawuls main gauge wipes out its year-to-date advance
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Saudi Arabian equities slumped on concern the U.S. may take measures against the kingdom if its linked to the disappearance of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi.

The Tadawul All Share Index plummeted 6.3 percent as of 11:34 a.m. in Riyadh, the most since August 2015 on a closing basis, as all but three of the gauges 186 members declined. Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and Al Rajhi Bank were the biggest drags on the measure.

A protestor holds a poster of Jamal Khashoggi outside the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington.  Photographer: Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

President Donald Trump said the U.S. could take very, very powerful, very strong, strong measures against the kingdo...

20:37

Slain Salvadoran bishop Romero and Pope Paul VI become saints "IndyWatch Feed War"

PHOTO: The tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, left, and Pope Paul VI hang from a balcony of the facade of St. Peters Basilica at the Vatican, Oct. 13, 2018.

The tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, left, and Pope Paul VI hang from a balcony of the facade of St. Peters Basilica at the Vatican, Oct. 13, 2018.  Andrew Medichini/AP

Reuters

Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, who reigned over one of the Churchs most turbulent eras and enshrined its opposition to contraception.

In a ceremony before tens of thousands of people in St. Peters Square, Francis declared the two men saints along with five other lesser-known people who were born in Italy, Germany and Spain in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Both Romero, who was shot by a right-wing death squad while saying Mass in 1980, and Paul, who guided the Church through the conclusion of the modernizing 1962-65 Second Vatican Council, were contested figures within and without the Church.

Both were naturally timid men who were thrust to the forefront of history by the convulsive political and social changes of the 20th century and both had a lasting influence on the current pontiff, Francis, Latin Americas first pope.

Romero, who had often denounced repression and poverty in his homilies, was shot dead on March 24, 1980, in a hospital chapel in San Salvador, the capital of the impoverished Central American country of El Salvador.

Romeros murder was one of the most shocking in the long conflict between a series of U.S.-backed governments and leftist rebels in which thousands were killed by right-wing and military death squads.

It was widely believed to have been ordered by Roberto DAubuisson, an army major and founder of the right-wing ARENA party. He died of cancer in 1992.

Romero consistently denounced violence by the Salvadoran military and paramilitary against civilians and urged the international community to stop the oppression.

In his final homily, minutes before he was shot in the heart, Romero spoke of spreading the benefits of human dignity, brotherhood and freedom across the earth .

75,000 KILLED

The...

20:28

Jamal Khashoggi: UK and US could boycott Saudi conference "IndyWatch Feed War"

Britain and the US are considering boycotting a major international conference in Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the BBC has learned.

Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, vanished on 2 October after visiting its consulate in Istanbul.

The authorities in Istanbul believe he was murdered there by Saudi agents claims Riyadh has dismissed as lies.

BBC

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Donald Trump has said he would punish Saudi Arabia if it was responsible.

Several sponsors and media groups have decided to pull out of this months investment conference in Riyadh, dubbed Davos in the Desert, as a result of concerns over Mr Khashoggis fate.

Diplomatic sources have now told the BBCs James Landale both the US Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, and the UKs International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, might not attend the event, which is being hosted by the kingdoms Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to promote his reform agenda.

A spokesman for the UKs international trade department said Dr Foxs diary was not yet finalised for the week of the conference.

A joint statement of condemnation, if it is confirmed that Mr Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents, is also being discussed by US and European diplomats.

However, Mr Khashoggis fiance, Hatice Cengiz, has said words alone will not be good enough if he has been murdered.

Hatice Cengiz outside the Saudi embassyHatice Cengiz: I have been waking up every morning hoping to hear from him AFP photo

If we have already lost Jamal, then...

20:26

The war on poaching role of royalty and the army "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

More war, war, war rhetoric in the discussion of the illegal wildlife trade and conservation. Totally wrong approach. Fight a war against communities who have to live with wildlife and that wildlife will disappear. Work with communities, not against them. KS

Independent (UK)

Army, royalty and presidents intensify the war on poachers at illegal wildlife trade summit

Pledges made to step up to one of the greatest challenges facing humankind as Britain launches new African taskforce

James Cowen joined the Army intent on fighting the bad guys killing people in war zones. If anyone had told him a posting to Africa would transform him into a passionate wildlife advocate, he probably would have thought they were under the influence of black magic.

I saw an elephant or family of them every day for four months, and every single time it took my breath away. And thats what were fighting for for experience to endure, that we wouldnt be the last people to catch our breath when we see an elephant in real life, Major Cowen says.

The fight he refers to is just as real as one against terror groups; indeed, in the complex, vicious circles of corruption, arms sales and organised crime, wildlife poaching is no soft side issue, but a key component.

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20:20

Still Reports 2018 Election Prediction, v 1 0, 2408 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Patriot Charger - Patriot Charger.com, 1-866-566-8930 Good evening, Im still reporting on: Still Reports 2018 Election Prediction, v 1 0, 2408 Synopsis: Democrats have been predicting the big, blue wave for months now as the outcome of the mid-term elections just 24 days from today. However, just as happened 2 years ago, the polls are suddenly shifting towards the red. Why? As we explained 2 years ago, most pollsters lean left, but try to hide it. They can easily and non-transparently manipulate the outcomes of their polls simply by adjusting their skews. There are many ways to skew polls. Today, the Washington Examiner illuminated one method under-sampling. In this case, mainstream polls have been using 29% more Democrats to create their results than Republicans. Well, thats one way. A bit more subtle is predicting turnouts of the two parties on election day. So what if one pollster predicts a 56% turnout for Republicans while another predicts a 48% turnout? However, there are dozens of other really complex ways to do this. However, these fictitious polls have one big problem. On election day, they have to do their best to actually predict the real outcome because thats the number their sales staff will trumpet for the next year. They can say anything they want to in order to sway the American public one way or the other until the morning of election day. Then they have to actually tell the truth as best as they can. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: -- Nobel Gold. Go to Trumpcoin2020.com and use the code Coin to save $5 per coin, or text Coin to 511511. -- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill -- The Crypto Advisors, buy, sell, invest, safeguard cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Call 888-844-7806, or visit online at: www.TheCryptoAdvisors.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.com/StemCell - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: http://CheapCableTV.com - Patriot Charger - Patriot Charger.com, 1-866-566-8930 -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political clima...

20:19

Gute Nachrichten fr Kampfflugzeugbauer: Hurricane ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Gute Nachrichten fr Kampfflugzeugbauer: Hurricane Michael hat der US Air Force F-22 im Wert von einer Milliarde Dollar plattgemacht.

Und auch in Belgien braucht es keinen Feindkontakt: In einer bemerkenswerten Slapstick-Aktion hat sich die Belgische Luftwaffe ein F-16 zerstrt und eine beschdigt. Die Techniker-Crew kam bei der Wartung an den Feuerknopf, die Kanone traf den frisch befllten Tank der anderen Maschine, die explodierte und brannte aus und beschdigte dabei den Schtzen und sein Gert.

20:19

Soft Kill With Jim West "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jim West has been acclaimed globally by many independent authors and researchers. His work has been used by medical critics to review the properties and politics of disease paradigms. Read More

20:19

Hurricanes and fish, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 12 October 2018 video says about itself:

What Happens To Fish During A Hurricane

Hurricanes can be just as deadly for marine life, sometimes stranding them on land or far out at sea. But sometimes marine life benefits or even thrives after these extreme weather events.

20:18

The Poet: Henry Austin Dobson, "The Paradox Of Time" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Paradox Of Time"

"Time goes, you say? Ah no! 
Alas, Time stays, we go; 
Or else, were this not so, 
What need to chain the hours, 
For Youth were always ours? 
Time goes, you say? - ah no! 

Ours is the eyes' deceit 
Of men whose flying feet 
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20:17

Halliwell: The River Tees Murders "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Christopher Halliwell: The Secret Murders

5.5. The River Tees murders

by CHRIS CLARK & TIM HICKS

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Introduction

In this article in the North Yorks Enquirer (NYE) Christopher Halliwell series, Tim and Chris examine the possibility that serial killer Christopher Halliwell was operating in Middlesbrough on the North Yorkshire Border and also cover some of the remaining Northern murders for which Halliwell may be responsible.

The NYE Christopher Halliwell Series:

To further their research, the authors have analysed Halliwells...

20:17

"Time Passes..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Time passes in moments. Moments which, rushing past, define the path of a life, just as surely as they lead towards its end. How rarely do we stop to examine that path, to see the reasons why all things happen? To consider whether the path we take in life is our own making, or simply one into which we drift with eyes closed? But what if we could stop, pause to take stock of each precious moment before it passes? Might we then see the endless forks in the road that have shaped a life? And, seeing those choices, choose another path?"
- Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, "The X-Files"

20:17

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

This is a paid sponsorship by: -- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Good evening, Im still reporting on: Diamond & Silk Blast the Mob, 2406 Synopsis: Ever since Diamond & Silk became regulars on Fox, they have sort of lost their edge. But not this time. Even Silk the quieter one who usually sits on the right totally cuts loose against the mob. I just wish that every person in this country and around the world could view this 3 minutes with Diamond & Silk. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: -- Nobel Gold. Go to Trumpcoin2020.com and use the code Coin to save $5 per coin, or text Coin to 511511. -- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill -- The Crypto Advisors, buy, sell, invest, safeguard cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Call 888-844-7806, or visit online at: www.TheCryptoAdvisors.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.com/StemCell - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: http://CheapCableTV.com Patriot Charger.com, 1-866-566-8930 -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/ https://www.diigo.com/profile/billstill https://www.reddit.com/user/billstills/ http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/billstillss Consider becoming a Patreon sponsor...

20:15

The Economist Suggests Helicopter Money to Combat Next Recession (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Economist Suggests Helicopter Money to Combat Next Recession Video maneco64 Video Source

The post The Economist Suggests Helicopter Money to Combat Next Recession (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:14

Uganda Tourism Minister lauds Giants Club work "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Independent (UK)

Expand this new conservation funding model across Africa Kamuntu

Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, Ugandas Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, advises others to follow new conservation and tourism investment processUganda has hosted its first Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum

Uganda has hosted its first Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum ( )

Anyone who has visited Uganda will tell you that it is one of Africas most welcoming and friendly countries, with some of its most beautiful landscapes, and incredible and uncrowded wilderness areas.

In our National Parks, Wildlife Reserves, and Forest Reserves, we host the Big Five, the animals most visitors on safari want to see: the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the buffalo and the rhino. We have one of the worlds last remaining populations of mountain gorillas. In Lake Victoria, we have so many marine species.

But all of this requires a huge amount of funding to protect. I am currently in Britain for the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, with His Excellency the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni.

At a meeting today with international financiers at the House of Lords, we will be discussing an innovative new mechanism Uganda has helped pioneer, to unlock potentially game-changing sources of revenue to protect conservation areas and boost local and national economies. We hope others will follow our lead.

Inadequate funding is t...

20:11

Expert released PoC Code Microsoft Edge Remote Code Execution flaw "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Security expert published the PoC exploit code for the recently fixed critical remote code execution flaw in Edge web browser tracked as CVE-2018-8495.

The October 2018 Patch Tuesday addressed 50 known vulnerabilities in Microsofts products, 12 of them were labeled as critical. One of the issues is a critical remote code execution vulnerability in Edge web browser tracked as CVE-2018-8495.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Windows Shell improperly handles URIs, aka Windows Shell Remote Code Execution Vulnerability. This affects Windows Server 2016, Windows 10, Windows 10 Servers. reads the description for the flaw.

The security researcher Abdulrahman Al-Qabandi who discovered the flaw, was investigating the way it is possible to launch the default mail client from the browser by clicking on a URL that looks like mailto:test@test.test.

Once clicked on the link in Microsoft Edge browser, a prompt will be displayed to the user whether to switch applications.

The expert examined the simple response to the mailto URI scheme in Microsoft Edge and noticed that Outlook would launch with a certain parameter.

Microsoft Edge RCE 1

By searching for executables that accepted user-defined commands in Windows Registry, the expert found Windows Script Host (WScript.exe), which can execute scripts in multiple languages.

A URI scheme that passes user tainted arguments directly to 'WScript.exe'. In case you dont know: Windows Script Host provides an environment in which users can execute scripts in a variety of languages that use a variety of object models to perform tasks. Lets see what happens if a user navigates to wshfile:test from Edge. states the expert.

The expert tested the URI scheme wshfile:test in Mic...

20:10

muyujie *h38060 188 604953 C O M "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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20:10

Botswana president dismisses disarming story related to elephant poaching "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Daily News/allAfrica

London, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has dismissed as untrue media report that link poaching and government decision to withdraw certain types of weapons from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks and Anti-Poaching Unit.

He said when giving a key note speech during the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) conference at Battersea Evolution in London that the decision to withdraw the arms was merely to rectify an administrative oversight and re-assert the countrys commitment to the rule of law.

There has never been a vacuum in the protection of wildlife as other security agencies continue to conduct anti-poaching operations, he assured his audience.

He said his government would continue to avail resources and to strengthen anti-poaching unit including creating the Rhino Squad to protect the countrys wildlife.

Equipment including aircraft, vehicles, he stated, has been purchased to capacitate rhino anti-poaching methods.

The countrys sound management of wildlife, stable political climate as well as low human density bodes well for the sustainable consumptive and non-consumptive use of wildlife for the benefit of the rural population and country in general.

Moreover, President Masisi noted that despite Botswanas high ranking perception indexes on corruption the country was still faced with challenges; something he stated was being addressed through oversight institutions such as the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC).

Further he told all and sundry that Botswanas national elephant action plan consultative processes have demonstrated need for government to work closely with communities who live with wildlife and whose livelihoods are often negatively impacted by human wildlife conflict.

These communities he buttressed must benefit in a tangible manner if they are to co-exist with wildlife and must also be protected from those who seek to indiscriminately pillage the countrys natural resources.

Source : BOPA

See also Masisis interview with Times very dui...

20:07

Bezos Washington Post helps Facebook censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 13 October 2018 video from the USA is called Dissident Voices PURGED From Facebook & Twitter.

Meanwhile, Facebook is NOT purging, eg, the Dutch openly nazi party NVU and other nazis and Holocaust deniers.

By Andre Damon in the USA:

Pages purged by Facebook were on blacklist promoted by Washington Post

13 October 2018

Media outlets removed by Facebook on Thursday, in a massive purge of 800 accounts and pages, had previously been targeted in a blacklist of oppositional sites promoted by the Washington Post

owneed by Amazon.com boss Jeff Bezos, richest man in the world, warmonger and war profiteer.

in November 2016.

The organizations censored by Facebook include The Anti-Media, with 2.1 million followers, The Free Thought Project, with 3.1 million followers, and Counter Current News, with 500,000 followers. All three of these groups had been on the blacklist.

In November 2016, the Washington Post published a puff-piece on a shadowy and up to then largely unknown organization called PropOrNot, which had compiled a list of organizations it claimed were part of a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign.

The P...

20:06

Free Download: Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451 "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you dont want a man unhappy politically, dont give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of facts they feel stuffed, but absolutely brilliant with information. Then theyll feel theyre thinking, theyll get a sense of motion without moving. And theyll be happy, because facts of that sort dont change.
- Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451"

But you cant make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It cant last.
- Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451"
Hat tip to Jim Quinn at The Burning Platform
Freely download "Fahrenheit 451", by Ray Bradbury, here:...

20:05

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Ive always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.  David BenioffCity of Thieves

I dont often sleep easily, whether or not its because my brain isnt clean, the skulls floorboards arent well swept and at least some of the little monsters arent closed in a steamer trunk.

But I do generally get enough sleep and tonight I know Im tired enough to sleep well and for that Im grateful.

20:05

Perhaps 29 New Natural Gas Fueled Electric Power Plants in PA, OH, & WV "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

New 940MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant now operating at Lordstown, OH

New Power Plants Represent an Investment of $25B in Tri-State Region

From the Editor, Business Journal (Youngstown, OH), October 10, 2018

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio A new report shows that natural gas-powered energy plants either in operation or in various stages of development have attracted more than $25 billion worth of new investment to the Appalachian Basin.

The report comes on the heels of an announcement Tuesday that the Lordstown Energy Center, a $1 billion, 940-megawatt combined cycle-energy plant, is now operational and producing electrical power.

Some 29 new power plants, each with a capacity of 475-megawatts or greater, are in operation, under construction, or in the various stages of the permitting process in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

When operating at full capacity, the 29 plants would generate a combined 26,086 megawatts of power. Total construction jobs would amount to 17,800, the industry group reports. DOWNLOAD CHART

Ten plants are either in operation or slated for Ohio, 16 are in operation or in various stages of development in Pennsylvania, and three are in the works in West Virginia, the advocacy group reports.

Among the plants under construction in Pennsylvania is the Hickory Run Energy Center in Lawrence County, Pa., which represents an $863 million investment.

In addition to the Lordstown plant, in Ohio the $889 million Carroll County Energy plant is operating, the South Field Energy plant in Columbiana County, a $1.3 billion investment, is scheduled to begin construction soon. And permits have been issued for the Trumbull Energy Center, also in Lordstown, a $865 million project that remains in limbo pending resolution of a legal dispute.

The plants are being constructed using local labor. Don Crane, former president of the Western Reserve Building and Construction Trades Council, described the labor agreement that employed the workers who built the Lordstown Energy Center as the best labor agreement that anyone has ever seen on either side of the table in the o...

20:04

US and UK considering boycotting Saudi conference over Khashoggi crisis: Report "IndyWatch Feed War"

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High-ranking attendees considering their position as Saudi Arabia warns it will retaliate against any sanctions

20:00

Would Pippi Longstocking Wear a Niqab? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Who was your literary hero growing up? Harry Potter? Cinderella? Peter Rabbit? In the case of Clarion National Correspondent Shireen Qudosi it was Pippi Longstocking.

Find out why and what this has to do with radical Islam in her latest podcast. After youve listened to Shireen, please answer the question below.

 

 

If you had to name a literary character and connect it to the challenge to radical Islam, who would it be and why? Click here to answer and please put Pippi in the subject line in the form. THANKS!

 

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20:00

Keeping Up Appearances S02 E10 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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

Wikipedia

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

19:57

How to irregular cyber warfare "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Somebody (@thegrugq) pointed me to this article on "Lessons on Irregular Cyber Warfare", citing the masters like Sun Tzu, von Clausewitz, Mao, Che, and the usual characters. It tries to answer:

...as an insurgent, which is in a weaker power position vis-a-vis a stronger nation state; how does cyber warfare plays an integral part in the irregular cyber conflicts in the twenty-first century between nation-states and violent non-state actors or insurgencies
I thought I'd write a rebuttal.

None of these people provide any value. If you want to figure out cyber insurgency, then you want to focus on the technical "cyber" aspects, not "insurgency". I regularly read military articles about cyber written by those, like in the above article, which demonstrate little experience in cyber.

The chief technical lesson for the cyber insurgent is the Birthday Paradox. Let's say, hypothetically, you go to a party with 23 people total. What's the chance that any two people at the party have the same birthday? The answer is 50.7%. With a party of 75 people, the chance rises to 99.9% that two will have the same birthday.

The paradox is that your intuitive way of calculating the odds is wrong. You are thinking the odds are like those of somebody having the same birthday as yourself, which is in indeed roughly 23 out of 365. But we aren't talking about you vs. the remainder of the party, we are talking about any possible combination of two people. This dramatically changes how we do the math.

In cryptography, this is known as the "Birthday Attack". One crypto task is to uniquely fingerprint documents. Historically, the most popular way of doing his was with an algorithm known as "MD5" which produces 128-bit fingerprints. Given a document, with an MD5 fingerprint, it's impossible to create a second document with the same fingerprint. However, with MD5, it's possible to create two documents with the same fingerprint. In other words, we can't modify only one document to get a match, but we can keep modifying two documents until their fingerprints match. Like a room, finding somebody with your birthday is hard, finding any two people with the same birthday is easier.

The same principle works with insurgencies. Accomplishing one specific goal is hard, but accomplishing any goal is easy. Trying to do a narrowly defined task to disrupt the enemy is hard, but it's easy to support a group of motivated hackers and let them do any sort of disruption they can come up with.

The above article suggests a means of using cyber to disrupt a carrie...

19:57

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

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19:51

Fuckr Developer, Right or Not, Backs Down in Fear of Grindr Copyright Lawsuit "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Released back in 2015, the Fuckr desktop application provides controversial enhanced access to the popular Grindr dating service.

Among other things, Fuckr gives Grindr users the ability to precisely locate hundreds of other users while revealing usually hidden information such as photos, HIV status, and even preferred sexual positions.

Early September, Grindr hit Fuckr with a DMCA notice, targeted at its official Github repository. Fuckr was taken down by Github but perhaps surprisingly, its developer tomlandia chose to fight back.

Responding with a DMCA counter-notice, tomlandia denied Grindrs assertion that Fuckr facilitate[s] unauthorized access to the Grindr app by circumventing Grindrs access controls and refuting that it circumvents a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under the Copyright Act.

Github policy determines that this counter-notice would trigger the reinstatement of Fuckr within 14 days but as highlighted in our earlier article, it also opened up a can of worms for both Grindr and tomlandia.

If Grindr wanted to keep the tool down it would have to sue tomlandia in the United States, meaning that an expensive legal process would ensue. It would be a put-up-or-shut-up moment for both parties, but with Grindr clearly having the most resources, the experience would probably prove financially uncomfortable for tomlandia at best and potentially ruinous if a court eventually ruled against him.

It now transpires that tomlandia wants no part in this kind of war. Probably recognizing the impossible situation he finds himself in, the developer has now backed away. In a fresh communication with Github, tomlandia suggests that having his software reinstated on Github isnt a big enough prize to warrant a fight with Grindrs lawyers.

I wish to retract my DMCA counter notice concerning my repository tomlandia/fuckr, he writes.

While I dont believe my code infringes Grindr LLCs copyright in any way, I am no longer willing to face legal action in a foreign court simply to keep this project hosted on Github.

Fuckr backs away from legal action

19:46

Reportback #StopDFLA #London, #UK: The two souls of anti-fascism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Reportback by David Renton from yesterdays anti-fascist unity demo in London.

Originally published by David Rentons Lives; Running blog. Image above by @AntiFascistNetw 

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.

I spent this Saturday marching against the Democratic Football Lads Alliance. I was part of a unity demonstration which began at Portland Place (i.e. a little south of Regents Park) and marched very slowlyfrom there to Trafalgar Square. Despite the slow progress (a deliberate move, intended to prevent the DFLA from marching past us), the protest was one of the most enjoyable I have been on in years. Young, very largely female, full of excited people. Among the friends I marched with were seasoned anti-fascists who go back to the campaigns of the 1980s, Marxist journalists, fans in football regalia, exiles from the lefts in America and Brazil, LGBT activists, a disabled singer, and a woman who hadnt known about the march until she came into London that morning with her seven year old son to go shopping, asked the police who were demonstrating and (despite the polices best efforts) found herself joining what she soon realized was a joyous celebration of unity.

There were 1500 people on the march, and the name unity is richly deserved. A very large number of groups the RMT trade union, Plan C, London Anti-Fascists, AFNs from elsewhere in the country, Jewdas, Palestine activist campaigns, RS21, had turned out, in each case, quite small numbers of people. The result of these many small mobilisations was a large and exuberant protest, with songs (I will survive), purple smoke from flares, chants. The protest was led by Womens Strike Assembly and placed women at the front, even pausing at one stage (as we approached the Brazilian embassy) to allow women from Latin America to rush to the front.

The unity march was youthful, and vibrant. Its most interesting component was Womens Strike Assembly who, although a minority of demonstrators, had been allowed to set the agenda for the majority and lead them. Their idea is that anti-fascism should not simply react to far-right demonstrations but set our...

19:45

Italy Declares War on Merkel and the EU "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Italy Declares War on Merkel and the EU by Tom Lougno Strategic-Culture If there were ever any doubts that the leaders of the Euroskeptic coalition that now runs Italy has a plan to defy the European Union its proposed...

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19:34

Of worldly pleasures and treasures Let go and let God "IndyWatch Feed War"

The story is told about a lawyer who was cross-examining a wife who was accused of putting poison in her husbands coffee. Was there a moment when you felt sorry for him? There was silence, and then the wife said: Yes when he asked for a second cup.

In todays Gospel (MK 10:17-30), Jesus felt sorry for the man who was good, but could not follow Him because he had many possessions. Jesus looked at him and loved him, and wanted to be with him, but the rich man chose worldly riches and possessions above his Lord and Master. Isnt that often the story of us all?

By Father Jerry Orbos
Philippine Inquirer

Image result for gambling chips piled on table, photos

And he went away sad This is how the story ends for those who choose the world over the Word. An unhappy ending. Let us not miss our chance for true greatness. Let us not make choices that we will regret in the end. Let go, and let God. Try it. It is not easy, but it leads to true freedom.

It is when we let go and let God that things fall into place, and peace comes to our hearts.

Nausea is a constant companion for us who go through chemotherapy. Whats worse than that? The constant greed and corruption of our government officials and leaders who hold on to ill-gotten possessions and profitable positions, and families perpetuating dynasties with no shame, all in the name of public service. Thats really nauseating.

Cancer, or any sickness, or any experience that makes us slow down or become still, are reminders from God that our life is just lent to us, and that we carry nothing and no one with us when we leave this world, except the love we have shared, and the faith in our hearts. Man, be not proud.

Christmas is just around the corner. Its time to do some sorting and disposing of excess and unnecessary luggage in our hearts and in our hands. Selfishness imprisons us, but love sets us free and makes our journey light and bright

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As of this writing, the P1-billion-plus Ultra Lotto jackpot prize has yet to be won. Lotto money is a lot of money, and can lead to a lot of worry and misery if not handled with wisdom and love. Same with all other worldly riches and possessions. Let not our possessions possess us. Let not our worldly riches stress us. Let not worldly fame and popularity mislead us....

19:34

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

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19:30

Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S04 E09 Another Year "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.

19:22

#Unteilbar "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

People at a demonstratiopn at night

Source: Tagesschau

Unteilbar, adjective, German: inseparable.

Sometimes, there are good news, things that give you hope. Yesterday such a thing happened. In Berlin (and other cities), people protested against racism, xenophobia and attenpts to split society along ethnic, national and religious lines, against Nazis and in favour of rescuing refugees. It was a broad alliance of parties, churches, organisations, unions prominent people*. The organisers had hoped for and registered the demonstration for 40.000 people. Those 40.000 people came and brought 200.000 more along with them.

But today theres a general election happening in Bavaria, the Texas of Germany. Lets see what happens there.

 

*The conservative party explicitly did not support it because of radical left wing organisations, which theyll keep complaining about until the moment they themselves will be prohibited as such.

19:20

US trade spat needs constructive solutions: China central bank "IndyWatch Feed War"

Chinas central bank governor Sunday sought to cool the temperature on a brewing trade-and-currency war with the United States, calling for constructive solutions as the spat threatens to knock the world economy.

Speaking on the last day of the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in Bali, Yi Gang warned that the stakes could hardly be higher and cautioned that a clash between the worlds two biggest economies was a lose-lose situation.

Yi Gang cautioned that a clash between the worlds two biggest economies was a lose-lose situation. AFP photo

Trade tensionscause negative expectations, negative uncertainties, he told a seminar with other top central bankers on the Indonesian holiday island.

There are tremendous uncertainties ahead of us.

The whole world should work together to seek constructive solutions, he added..

Yi said he had spoken to central bank governors and other top officials from a string of nations amid a tit-for-tat US-China tariff battle and Washingtons accusations that China was unfairly pushing down the value of its yuan currency to boost exports.

His comments come a day after the IMF warned that the window of opportunity to keep global growth on track was narrowing as the US-China spat threatens to boil over and emerging markets feel the pinch from higher US interest rates.

Tensions have soared recently with President Donald Trumps administration rolling out billions of dollars in tariffs against China in a bid to tackle its trade deficit and rein in what Washington considers unacceptable Chinese trade practices.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin earlier downplayed the global concerns expressed at the meetings, saying the world would benefit if Beijing is forced to changes its trade policies.

But he said he had told Yi this week about his concerns over the weakness of its currency.

Mnuchin, speaking earlier on the Bali meetings sidelines, declined to comment on whether Washington would declare Beijing a currency manipulator in a Treasury report due out next week.

That would be a first for China, triggering a process that could lead to punitive steps.

Attention has begun to turn towar...

19:18

Elise Reclus: #Kropotkins Words of a Rebel #anarchism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Elise Reclus, Preface to Words of a Rebel, a book about Peter Kropotkin.

Originally published by Robert Graham.

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.

In October 1885, the anarchist revolutionary, Peter Kropotkin, was in a French prison, having been condemned in 1882 for being a member of the by then defunct International Workingmens Association. Of course, the real reason for his imprisonment was that he was directly involved in reviving the French anarchist movement after ten years of state repression following the defeat of the Paris Commune. Kropotkin was the major contributor to the manifesto that he and his co-defendants issued during their trial. While in prison, his friend, the anarchist geographer lise Reclus, put together a collection of Kropotkins essays under the title, Words of a Rebel. Here I reproduce Nicolas Walters translation of Reclus introduction. I previously posted some of Walters translations of Kropotkins preface to the 1904 Italian edition and the post-script to the 1921 Russian edition.

Robert Graham

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19:16

Sustainable House Day in Geelong 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Sustainable House Day in Geelong 2018

The tenth annual Sustainable House Day in Geelong was truly a sustainable house learning festival bonanza for the community  and the community was ready to dig into it: 800 people had preregistered to attend, and numbers broke all previous records this year.

How do we transition to a more sustainable lifestyle? It is knowledge, not money that is the key to a comfortable, cost-effective and low-carbon home. Sustainable House Day is a formidable event to help everyone acquire new knowledge. The event allows the community to discover and explore firsthand both the economic, well-being and environmental benefits of sustainable living and smarter homes.

Below is some of what happened this year.


Maria Bohan: Sustainable House Day at MACS

On Sustainable House Day 2018, MACS Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong showcased its new 156kW community-owned solar system as well as its Cycling Without Age project.

 This video was also posted on YouTube


Live broadcast from Property #5

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19:15

The Average American Family Spends an EXTRA $4721.50 Between October & December "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Average American Family Spends an EXTRA $4721.50 Between October & December by Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper With October begins a consumer frenzy that lasts all the way through the end of the year. For most families, the...

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19:10

Love, Peace, And Joy "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

With its multiplicity of rules, canons, and liturgical stipulations, one might be forgiven for thinking that Orthodoxy is primarily about rules and regulations, coupled with a corresponding fear of breaking the rules and regulations. Orthodoxy therefore would then involve going through life fearful of infraction, mistake, misstep, and contamination from []

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19:08

From college and NFL football star to dying while wandering through traffic on a freeway What happened to Kevin Ellison? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hes the type of guy you wanted your daughter to marry. The wide smile that took over a room. The smarts to earn an economics degree. The all-encompassing hugs. The toughness to return from three knee surgeries. The work ethic to spend late nights studying film after the coaching staff departed. The almost-telepathic knack for identifying the play an offense would run. The discreet trips back to the weight room for an extra workout after teammates left. The ferocious hits that almost hurt to watch.

The call crackled over the California Highway Patrol scanner as darkness enveloped Interstate 5 in the San Fernando Valley.

...

19:00

Sunday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

125 years after New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote, VICE investigates what its like to be a female politician in 2018. Embedding with women from across the political spectrumGreen MP Golriz Ghahraman, Nationals deputy leader Paula Bennett, Labour MP Louisa It is interesting to note [] The post Sunday nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:00

Peoples Infrastructures: the case of recuperated factory of VIOME "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kostis Roussos, Vaggelis Vragoteris and Haris Malamidis write about a new paradigm of working in common: the case of VIOME, a factory in the outskirts of Thessaloniki. They explain how due to the general economic recession and the mall administration, the parent company went bankrupted in 2011, abandoning the plant of VIOME on its own faith. []

19:00

If Worry About Climate Change and Care About the Environment, Vote No on I-1631 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If you care about the environment, if you worry about global warming, and if this summer's smoke is of concern, you should vote against Washington State Initiative 1631.

If you are like me, you are worried about the impacts of increasing CO2 in the atmosphere.  Our climate models are emphatic that rising levels of greenhouse gases will warm our planet substantially during this century.   Here in the Pacific Northwest, our snowpack will decline and sea level will rise on the southern portion of our Pacific coastal zone.

And if you are like me, you found the summer smoke two years in a road disturbing and worry that it will become an annual affair.


And perhaps you worry about the state of our waterways, the pollution of our Sound, or the decline of our signature Orcas.  So do I.

You want to do something to address our environment challenges.  You want action now,  not later.  I do too.

But if you care for the environment and if you want to see our nation take real steps to address global warming, you should vote no on I-1631, the Washington State carbon fee initiative.   

As I will describe below, I-1631 is a flawed, ineffective, and highly partisan initiative that does little to deal with increasing greenhouse gases.  An initiative that will line the pockets of special interest groups, do economic damage to our poorest citizens, and stand in the way of far more effective approaches.  And its proponents have been less than honest about the nature of this ballot measure.
So why should you vote NO on this initiative?

1.  Reason One:   There is No Concrete Spending Plan for Billions of Dollars

The state's Office of Financial Management estimates that I-1631 will bring in 2.3 billion dollars during the first five years, and...

19:00

R3-14, The Personal Assistant Two Years In The Making "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One of the great things about hacking together projects these days is how many powerful subsystems are readily available to reuse. [Sanjeet] took full advantage of a whole slate of reusable pieces when he built R3-14 a personal assistant robot that you can see in action in the video below.

Many people started out in electronics building something simple like a crystal radio or an LED cube. But how far could you get if your projects had to begin at the most basic level, by drawing out copper wire, fabricating coils, capacitors, semiconductor devices, and batteries? Even if you know how to do all those things, it would take a lot of time, so there is no shame in using off-the-shelf components. By the same token, [Sanjeet] uses Google Assistant, 433 MHz RF transmitters, and a Raspberry Pi as components in this build. Along the way, he also contributed some reusable pieces himself, including an LED library for the PI and a library to allow Siri to control a Raspberry Pi.

The post is interesting because it shows how the design evolved with an initial metal prototype giving way to a 3D printed body, and with several iterations of software. We did however wish for more details on the software and code, and we hope more details are forthcoming.

Meanwhile the project is still a good inspiration. The face tracking drives servos to move the robots head and LED eyes make it expressive. The 3D printed model is impressive by itself.

We couldnt help but think of all the home robots from 1985. Of course, if Google and Siri arent mathematical enough for you, wed suggest swapping R3-14s brain for Wolfram Alpha.

18:58

K38 million Maserati purchase made through Sri Lanka backyard firm'. Bryan Kramer slams O'Neill govt & demands it come clean "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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PORT MORESBY Prominent Papua New Guinea Opposition MP and Member for Madang Bryan Kramer has slammed APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko for the purchase of 40 luxury Maserati sedans, which he says would retail in PNG for at least $400,000 (K950,000) each taking into account excise duty, clearance and freight.

And he's in possession of what he says is a leaked invoice (right) to back him up.

The cars will be used to ferry world leaders attending the APEC leaders summit that PNG will be hosting in Port Moresby next month.

While the country faces a polio outbreak, failing health and education systems, systemic corruption, and escalating law and order issues, prime minister ONeill appears to be more concerned about impressing world leaders, Kramer said in a statement.

The bottom line is, we cannot afford to be this extravagant. Our country is broke and the ONeill government continues to be irresponsible and reckless.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Tkatchenko said, Maserati Quattroporte sedans have been secured and delivered and are being committed to be paid for by the private sector.

But Kramer says that, if the vehicles have been bought by the private sector without any cost to the government, the sale is illegal.

The Public Finance Management Act requires any State assets to be acquired or disposed of by calling for public tender, he said. The question is: when was the public tender called?

Kramer says he has obtained documents including an invoice issued by Ideal Choice (Private) Ltd and addressed to APEC CEO, Christopher Hawkins.

The invoice, dated 31 August 2018, is for US$5 million (K16.7 million) for 40 units of brand new MY 19 Quattroporte Diesel, Granlusso-3.0L V6 Diesel Engine 275, HP [high performance] Acceleration.

The payment terms on the invoice included a 35% non-refundable advance with the balance payable after 30 days. The airfreight charge of US$1,352,800 (K4.5 million) was 100% non-refundable in advance with insurance costing US$4,884. The total invoice amount came to US$6,357,684 (K21.3 million).

Ideal Choice (Private) Ltd is a auto spare parts and sales company based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Italian automobile manufacturer must now come out publicly to explain why they agreed to sell 40 Maseratis destined for PNG APEC to a s...

18:55

Watch: Fluoride can impair intelligence says professor but former Health Minister says water fluoridation is safe, beneficial "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Anti-fluoride activist Professor Paul Connett has shared his views during an interview with TVNZ 1's Breakfast programme this morning, with a counter argument given by former Health Minister Jonathan Coleman.
Professor Connett, who has a PhD in chemistry, made numerous points, but one of the main ones was that he believes research suggests fluoride can impair intelligence.
For counter balance, Breakfast invited former government Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman on the show, who said he still believes fluoridation of drinking water is completely safe and beneficial.
Water supplies in many New Zealand regions has been fluoridated for more than 60 years due to its beneficial effects on oral health, according to the Ministry of Health.
Fluoridation in New Zealand typically adjusts the amount of fluoride present in water to between 0.7 and 1 parts per million.
A 2007 Ministry for the Environment report showed that 95 per cent of the 279 groundwater sites it tested had naturally occurring fluoride concentrations of 0.56 parts per million, or less.

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18:54

Russia can sink all airplane-carriers navigating in East Greenland, by Valentin Vasilescu "IndyWatch Feed War"

In his previous article, Valentin Vasilescu demonstrated that it was impossible for the Pentagon to establish an anti-Russian blockade in the Mediterranean nor anywhere else. In this article, he applies his thesis and he shows us that the US no longer has the capacity to lead a naval war against Russia in East Greenland. Moscow has already demonstrated the superiority of its weapons on the ground in Syria. Even if the clash between the two Great Powers has been avoided with care, what is clear, is that today, Russia no longer fears the possibility of a conventional US attack.

18:53

Banishment of an acclaimed professor sparks debate over whether #MeToo can go too far "IndyWatch Feed War"

For years, the professor told the assistant dean that she was beautiful and greeted her with hugs and a kiss on each cheek.

During their time together at UC Irvine, Francisco J. Ayala, 84, and Benedicte Shipley, 50, perceived their encounters in dramatically different ways.

Banishment of an acclaimed UC Irvine professor sparks debate over whether #MeToo can go too far

Benedicte Shipley, 50, and Francisco J. Ayala, 84. (Allen J. Schaben and Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

The university swiftly moved to erase his presence. The world-renowned geneticist resigned, was banned from campus and stripped of prestigious University of California titles. And though he had given Irvine $11.5 million in donations, his name was taken off the university buildings he helped support.

The sanctions have bitterly divided the campus, drawn...

18:48

Right to reply by the Latvian government "IndyWatch Feed War"

Following the publication on 18 September 2018 of the article by Manlio Dinucci The new Iron Curtain , the Latvian government, via its embassy in Rome, addressed the following letter to the editors of Il Manifesto. Manlio Dinucci replied and Thierry Meyssan has replaced this exchange in its context.

18:45

Fearing for his life in the UK, Russian oligarch returns to Russia (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Fearing for his life in the UK, Russian oligarch returns to Russia Video The Duran The Durans Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the strange and fascinating story of Sergi Windsor Kapchuka man who left Russia for the...

The post Fearing for his life in the UK, Russian oligarch returns to Russia (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:41

Fifth-Century Child's Skeleton Shows Evidence of "Vampire Burial" "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Fifth-Century Child's Skeleton Shows Evidence of "Vampire Burial" :

The "Vampire of Lugnano" had a rock in its mouth to keep it from rising from grave.

Archaeologists have discovered the skeleton of a 10-year-old child at an ancient Roman site in Italy with a rock carefully placed in its mouth. This suggests those who buried the childwho probably died of malaria during a deadly fifth century outbreakfeared it might rise from the dead and spread the disease to those who survived. Locals are calling it the "Vampire of Lugnano."

"This is a very unusual mortuary treatment that you see in various forms in different cultures, especially in the Roman world," says Jordan Wilson, a graduate student in bio-archaeology at the University of Arizona who studied the remains. He added that this could "indicate a fear that this person might come back from the dead and try to spread disease to the living."

The most-likely explanation is that the locals did this to ensure the dead child stayed that way. Prior excavations amidst the human remains in the Cemetery of the Babies unearthed various items commonly associated with magic at the time: raven talons, toad bones, and bronze cauldrons filled with ash. The oldest remains found previously were those of a three-year-old girl whose hands and feet were weighed down with stones.

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Fire burn and cauldron bubble...


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18:39

Great value sports weekend "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

What a great sport weekend. I used to grizzle about the amount Sky insisted I pay for sports actually not so much the sports but what they demanded you get and pay for that wasnt sport and I didnt want. And their streaming option was limited, poor value and technically poor. I kept cancelling []

18:37

#Fracking to begin in #Lancashire, #UK after injunction turned down #StopFracking "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fracking can now go ahead at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire, UK, after an application for an injunction was turned down by the court on Friday.

Originally published by Friends of the Earth UK.

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 injunction was applied for by Lancashire resident, Bob Dennett, over emergency planning procedures at the site. An additional legal challenge brought by Friends of the Earth regarding regulation at the site is still being considered by the High Court.

Jamie Peters, Friends of the Earth fracking campaigner, who was at the court, said:

Todays court ruling is sad news for local residents whove long fought against this dirty industry and the risks it poses to their environment and the climate.

In a week in which the scale of action needed to stop climate chaos has dominated the headlines, it is simply wrong to be heralding the start of a new fossil-fuel industry.

You can have fracking or you can deal with climate change you cant do both.

Across the country, people are calling on the government to respect local democracy and stop forcing fracking on communities.

18:34

Episode 183: Fluoride: The Hidden Cause of Acne (& What to Do About It) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Partial transcript of Podcast
 Many of us realize just how important the gut microbiome is to health and are familiar with things like probiotics and fermented foods that can help optimize gut health. But did you know that our bodies are made up of many bacterial ecosystems and that without them, our health would crumble. Our skin is the largest ecosystem or microbiome and often it needs a little help. Modern hygiene products deplete the necessary beneficial bacteria on our skin and the AO+ Mists patented Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB) work by consuming the ammonia in your sweat and producing beneficial byproducts for your skin, which brings balance to your skin biome and helps restore its natural ecosystem. What I love about this mist is that is has almost completely removed the need for me to wear deodorant since ammonia is the stinky part of sweat, and it has become a vital part of my skin care routine. All Mother Dirt products are plant-based with minimal ingredients, and they are gentle, effective and great for the whole family. You can save 20% on your first purchase with code FREESHIP20 at motherdirt.com/wellnessmama to learn more and buy now. This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto. I have heard from a lot of you who are trying the keto diet right now. And Perfect Keto has several products that make it so much easier and tastier. They have keto-friendly sports drinks with zero additives, zero carbs, and only high-quality ingredients. And I've gotten so many questions about this. They also have exogenous ketones that raise blood ketone levels up to 1.5 millimoles per liter. So that would be simulating a fast. A lot of people use these exogenous ketones to increase mental performance, and energy production, and fat burning without the need to do extended fasting. And Perfect Keto really just helps make ketosis available to everyone, everywhere, all the time without the need to do extended fasting, like I said. You can check out these and all of their other products at perfectketo.com/healthymoms. And if you use the code HEALTHYMOMS, all uppercase, you can save 20% on any order. Katie: Okay. Hello and welcome to the Wellness Mama Podcast. I'm Katie from wellnessmama.com. And today's episode is going to answer a question I get a lot from you guys and have not even made time to write about specifically yet. And that is Fluoride and what it does to our bodies. And I am here with Melissa Gallico who's the author of "The Hidden Cause of Acne" and "F is for Fluorite: A Feasible Fairytale for Free Thinkers 15 and up." She's also no rookie when it comes to research. She's a former military intelligence officer, a Fulbright Scholar, an FBI Intelligence Analyst, and she has instructed classes for the FBI Intelligence analyst at Quantico, and provided intelligence support for National Security Investigations. She graduated with honors from Georgetown and has a masters from the University of St. Andrews i...

18:33

Chinas record trade surplus with the US shows Trumps strategy is failing "IndyWatch Feed War"

One major goal of President Donald Trumps trade war with China is to send more US-made products there than Chinese companies export here.

But so far it looks like that plan isnt working and it could become politically costly for Trump.

Americas trade deficit with China reached a new high  $34.1 billion  in September. Thats a 13 percent increase compared to last year and is the second-straight record month after a deficit of $31 billion in August.

That takes Americas trade deficit with China for the year to $225.8 billion  about $30 billion more than at the same point in 2017.

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A Chinese worker at a knitting company on May 30, 2018. VCG/VCG via Getty Images

This could prove to be a problem for Trump. Over the past year, America has placed about $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods, in part to make Chinese products more expensive so Americans dont buy them.

But Beijing has responded to the tariffs in kind, making it much harder for US companies to sell in the Chinese market. China has purposefully increased its exports to the US while, at the same time, it has stopped buying as much from US manufacturers.

While its possible that the...

18:31

URGENT!! America!! You ARE Under Attack: Michael was a Targeted Strike "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Propaganda just got deadly!

Time to wake up!!

Watch this compelling and well researched video via videographer inTruthbyGrace:

18:30

The Russian Kebab life hack "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post The Russian Kebab life hack appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:25

Greece detects the massive arrival of jihadists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Up till now, the presence of jihadists intermingled in the outpouring migrants entering the EU Union through Greece, has been anecdotal. The alert has just been set off of a more massive arrival. Following the signature of the agreement reached between Russia and Turkey at Sotchi, the Turkish CIA (Mill stihbarat Tekilat) has smuggled more than a thousand fighters belonging to al Qaeda and Daesh out of Idleb. The Greek police has detected at least 120 jihadists among the new immigrants. (...)

18:25

Will Congresss Omnibus Opioids Bill Turn the Tide on Americas Drug Epidemic? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Earlier this month, Congress sent a sweeping legislative package aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic to President Trumps desk for signature, and the President has said he intends to sign it. Despite the increasing rancor that has poisoned so much our political discourse, the Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (the SUPPORT Act) sped through Congress, winning approval by a vote of 393 to 8 in the House on Sept 28, and 98 to 1 in the Senate on October 3. Unlike most of the hot-button issues facing Congress today, the opioid epidemic is a truly bipartisan issue. Democrats and Republicans agree that government action is required to stem the tide of overdose deaths that reached more than 72,000 in 2017. More than two-thirds of those overdose deaths were due to opioids, including prescription pain pills, heroin, and fentanyl.

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The bill was sent to the Presidents desk approximately one year after he declared the opioid epidemic a Public Health Emergency. It includes 72 separate proposals sponsored by legislators in both houses of Congress, many of whom are up for re-election next month. Polls indicate that voters view the opioid crisis as a serious problem and believe the federal government should be doing more to combat it.

The SUPPORT Act is extremely broad. It creates, expands and reauthorizes programs and policies across almost every federal agency. Among other things, it reauthorizes funding for the 21st Century CURES Act, which provided $500 million per year to states to combat the opioid crisis. It also provides support in the following areas:

Access to Treatment. It...

18:23

Storm Leslie: Portugal hit by hurricane-force winds "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hurricane-force winds have brought down hundreds of trees and left more than 15,000 homes without power in Portugal. The remnants of Hurricane Leslie swept into the centre and north of the country overnight on Saturday. There have been no reports of deaths or injuries, but officials have warned people not to venture outdoors, and a number of flights have been cancelled. The storm, one of the most powerful to ever hit the country, is now heading over northern Spain. Winds gusting up to 176km/h (109mph) were recorded after the storm struck the mainland. Most of the power cuts are in Leiria district and on the outskirts of the capital, Lisbon, although other areas are affected too. Hundreds of people remained in an arts centre in Figueira da Foz after a concert because of the high winds. Sunday's Lisbon marathon is still expected to take place, though with an hour's delay to the start, Spain's El Pais reported. It is rare for an Atlantic hurricane to reach the Iberian Peninsula, and...

18:23

BEST OF THE WEB: Internet Censorship Just Took An Unprecedented Leap Forward, And Hardly Anyone Noticed "IndyWatch Feed World"

While most indie media was focused on debating the way people talk about Kanye West and the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an unprecedented escalation in internet censorship took place which threatens everything we all care about. It received frighteningly little attention. After a massive purge of hundreds of politically oriented pages and personal accounts for "inauthentic behavior", Facebook rightly received a fair amount of criticism for the nebulous and hotly disputed basis for that action. What received relatively little attention was the far more ominous step which was taken next: within hours of being purged from Facebook, multiple anti-establishment alternative media sites had their accounts completely removed from Twitter as well. As of this writing I am aware of three large alternative media outlets which were expelled from both platforms at almost the same time: Anti-Media, the Free Thought Project, and Police the Police, all of whom had millions of...

18:23

Things to keep in mind when making homemade wine "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Finding grapes   Grapes are the most important element of the process. You have likely overheard or entered a conversation on the success of a particular crop during a plentiful year. The price of a bottle is largely dependent upon the quality of the fruit. It may be tempting to grow your own grapes. However, []

The post Things to keep in mind when making homemade wine appeared first on Newtelegraph.

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