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Tuesday, 29 November

21:55

Attorney General of the United States: Who Is Jeff Sessions? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Continuing to load his new administration with ultra-conservatives loyal to him, President-elect Donald Trump stated his intention to nominate Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (R-Alabama) to serve as attorney general. The first Senator to endorse Trump for president, at a time when many party leaders were denouncing him for racist comments, Sessions was rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1986 for a federal judgeship because of allegations of racist behavior. Next year, that same committee will have to confirm his appointment to head the Department of Justice.

 

Born in Selma, Alabama, on December 24, 1946, to Jefferson B. Sessions, Jr., who owned a country store and a farm equipment dealership, and the former Abbie Powe, Sessions grew up near Hybart, Alabama, in Wilcox County. Located in the “black belt,” Wilcox was the state’s poorest county, a place where white power was so entrenched that African Americans constituted 77.9% of the population but not a single one was registered to vote.

 

According to a desegregation lawsuit filed in 1965, Jim Crow shaped Wilcox’s separate but unequal school system as well. Despite the widespread poverty, Wilcox was able to provide a quality education to white students like Sessions because of segregation. Wilcox spent five times more per white pupil as per black pupil, and black schools lacked central heating, indoor plumbing, regular maintenance, or up to date instructional materials, all of which white schools, like Wilcox Central High School, had. Sessions graduated Wilcox Central in 1965.

 

Growing up in a pro-segregation household during the Civil Rights Movement, Sessions was 16 years old when Alabama Gov. George Wallace infamously pledged “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever,” in 1963, and 18 when the movement came to Wilcox in the form of voter registration drives and the case against the county school system. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr...

21:50

Tightening of Voting Laws and Loss of Faith in Electoral System Anticipated from Trump’s False Claims of Widespread Illegal Voting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

By Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle via New York Times

 

Recounts in three battleground states are unlikely to change the outcome of the presidential race, but President-elect Donald Trump's response -- his continued allusions to a rigged voting system -- could damage confidence in the nation's democracy.

 

Trump could cripple faith in the electoral system by tweeting, as he did Sunday, that ``millions of people'' voted illegally despite a lack of evidence.

 

``I think what I can say as an objective fact is that there has been no evidence produced to substantiate a claim like that,'' White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday.

 

The recounts aimed for Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan are unlikely to do much more than raise the profile of Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, who is leading the effort, and swell her party's mailing list with the names of donors angry about Trump's victory, analysts said.

 

The concern, said civil rights attorney Kristen Clarke, is that when Trump tweets about rampant voter fraud, state and local lawmakers will respond to his tweet by crafting laws making it even tougher for all eligible voters to cast ballots.

 

``It's a call to arms for state lawmakers to raise efforts to make voting more difficult,'' said Clarke, president of the nonpartisan Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Those laws are more likely to affect African American and Latino voters, who bear a disproportionate burden of the effects of the restrictive voter laws that have cropped up in more than a dozen states since 2013, Clarke said.

 

Trump's evidence-free assertions and Stein's recount initiative are just another sign that three weeks after election day, there is no closure to the divisive and toxic presidential campaign. Trump and Stein, however, have different motivations for continuing to litigate its results.

 

At their core level, Trump's accusations are consistent with his winning campaign, when he kept repeating that the ``system'' is ``rigged,'' including that part of the system that chooses the nation's leader.

 

``He is speaking to the extreme part of his support group, the group that is antigovernment, that feels that government can't be trusted,'' said Sharyn O'Halloran, professor of public affairs at Columbia University and author of ``The Future of the Voting Rights Act.'' ``He goes right to their worst fears. He motivates that core base that he tapped into that felt alienated by the traditional Democratic Party.''

 

Trump's offhand tweets were ty...

21:45

GOP Drug Bill, Backed by Biomed Industry, Sharply Attacked By Elizabeth Warren as “Corrupt,” “Dangerous” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Alan Fram, Associated Press

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered a ferocious attack Monday on congressional Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over a medical research bill, and put fellow Democrats on the spot by pushing them to oppose a measure she said "is corrupt, and it is very, very dangerous."

 

As Congress began the final stretch of its post-election session, Warren said the 996-page measure — a top priority for GOP leaders and backed by the biomedical industry — was riddled with provisions that she called "a bunch of special giveaways" to big pharmaceutical companies.

 

"They didn't send us here to whimper, whine or grovel," she said on the Senate floor about Democrats, using the populist rhetoric that has given her one of her party's highest profiles. "They sent us here to say no to efforts to sell Congress to the highest bidder."

 

All but taunting her own party, Warren, D-Mass., said, "Republicans will control this government, but they cannot hand that control over to big corporations unless Democrats roll over and allow them to do so."

 

She said the research bill would "legalize fraud" by reducing the scientific evidence the government needs to approve existing drugs for new uses. She said it would "cover up bribery" by exempting medical companies from publicly reporting some payments they make to doctors.

 

Those provisions, she said, outweighed the "tiny fig leaf" of additional money the bill provides for biomedical research and combatting abuse of addictive opioid drugs.

 

"I cannot vote for this bill. I will fight it because I know the difference between compromise and extortion," said Warren, who some mention as a potential 2020 presidential contender.

 

Warren's comments came with Democrats in the early stages of decoding their lesson from this month's elections. Hillary Clinton shockingly lost her White House bid to Republican Donald Trump and Democrats remained in the House and Senate minority, making only small gains in each chamber.

 

Warren is expected to try tugging her party toward more progressive policies, while some more moderate Democrats are emphasizing the need to appeal to the type of working-class white voters who helped Trump win Midwestern states carried in recent elections by Democrats.

 

The House plans to vote on the research legislation Wednesday, with Senate consideration expected next week.

 

The measure calls for spending $6.3 billion over the next decade, including $4.8 billion for research at the...

21:40

Trump Stock Ownership in Dakota Pipeline Firm Foreshadows Trouble if Conflict Becomes His Call "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Matthew Daly, Associated Press

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump's investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president.

 

Concern about Trump's possible conflicts comes amid protests that unfold daily along the proposed pipeline route. The dispute over the route has intensified in recent weeks, with total arrests since August rising to 528. A recent clash near the main protest camp in North Dakota left a police officer and several protesters injured.

 

Trump's most recent federal disclosure forms, filed in May, show he owned between $15,000 and $50,000 in stock in Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. That's down from between $500,000 and $1 million a year earlier.

 

Trump also owns between $100,000 and $250,000 in Phillips 66, which has a one-quarter share of Dakota Access.

 

While Trump's stake in the pipeline company is modest compared with his other assets, ethics experts say it's among dozens of potential conflicts that could be resolved by placing his investments in a blind trust, a step Trump has resisted.

 

The Obama administration said this month it wants more study and tribal input before deciding whether to allow the partially built pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.

 

The 1,200-mile pipeline would carry oil across four states to a shipping point in Illinois. The project has been held up while the Army Corps of Engineers consults with the Standing Rock Sioux, who believe the project could harm the tribe's drinking water and Native American cultural sites.

 

The delay raises the likelihood that a final decision will be made by Trump, a pipeline supporter who has vowed to "unleash" unfettered production of oil and gas. He takes office in January.

 

"Trump's investments in the pipeline business threaten to undercut faith in this process — which was already frayed — by interjecting his own financial well-being into a much bigger decision," said Sharon Buccino, director of the land and wildlife program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group.

 

"This should be about the interests of the many, rather than giving the appearance of looking at the interests of a few — including...

21:35

Germany Emerges as Test Case for Facebook Regulation of Online Hate Speech "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

By Mark Scott and Melissa Eddy, New York Times

 

BERLIN — On the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 1938 Nazi pogrom against Jews, a far-right group published a map on Facebook that listed the names — and addresses — of local Jewish institutions and Israeli-owned businesses under the banner “Jews Among Us.”

 

A standoff quickly developed between Facebook and German authorities over what many here said was its inadequate response to the publication of the map. But Germany’s rules on what may be said or published — among the world’s toughest, with long prison terms for denying the Holocaust and inciting hatred against minorities — ensured that the post was eventually deleted.

 

The incident is one of several examples of how Germany has become an important test case globally for how the social network polices what may be published online, and how it should respond to inappropriate and illegal content.

 

Such steps in Germany are part of a growing push around the world to regulate what users are allowed to post online.

 

Some identified in the map complained. At first, Facebook did not remove the map, saying it complied with the company’s “community standards,” or guidelines for what it deems within the bounds of free speech.

 

But within 48 hours, after an outcry on social media, in local newspapers and from German lawmakers, Facebook relented. It deleted the far-right group’s entire page, including the post that had listed the Jewish institutions and businesses across Berlin.

 

“We recognize that this is a work in progress,” Richard Allen, Facebook’s director of policy in Europe, said in an interview. “It was hate speech, and it should have been taken down.”

 

In Germany, more than almost anywhere else in the West, lawmakers are demanding that Facebook go further to police what is said on the social network. The country’s lawmakers also want other U.S. tech giants to meet similar standards.

 

“Facebook has a certain responsibility to uphold the laws,” said Heiko Maas, the German justice minister. In October, Maas suggested the company could be held criminally liable for users’ illegal hate speech postings if it does not swiftly remove them.

 

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18:13

Setapp aims to solve the App problem for Macs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There are currently two major issues and trends with application development. One is users finding your efforts, and the other is then making money when they do.

17:57

Tech support scammers have started using ransomware "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tech support scammers have begun using ransomware to force users to pay for the “cleaning” of their infected computer. Unlike most previous tech support schemes, this one tells the truth: the computer IS actually infected, with the so-called VindowsLocker ransomware. The message it shows after encrypting the files (and adding the .vindows extension to them) is somewhat bizarre: “this not microsoft vindows support. we have locked your files with the zeus virus. do one thing … More

17:30

The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, November 27, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Indian country and the rest of Turtle Island continued lurching toward who knows what, as fallout from the Presidential election became more apparent, the U.S....

After A Month of Conflict, Mass Media Arrives in Force at Standing Rock "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

STANDING ROCK, ND — A circle had formed around a long table at the top of Media Hill, the gentle perch where wireless communication thrives in the mostly digitally challenged Oc...

Dave Matthews Supports Standing Rock During Livestream Concert - Social Media Erupts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

During an online livestream on Sunday, the Stand with Standing Rock concert in Washington, D.C....

VIDEO: Dine’ Model Sage Honga’s ‘100 Years of Dine’/Navajo Beauty’ Featured in ‘Cosmo’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a clip being lauded by Cosmopolitan as “One of the best "100 Years" videos yet,” Navajo/Dine model Sage Honga demonstrates the fashion of Navajo/Dine’...

Indonesian court shuts down legal challenge to Aceh land-use plan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a blow to rainforest conservation on Indonesia’s main western island of Sumatra, a court today dismissed a class-action lawsuit aiming to force the Aceh provincial government to mention the Leuser Ecosystem in its land-use plan. The decision is a major roadblock for conservationists across the world and for citizens of Aceh who had hoped to secure the protected status of what is one of the archipelago country’s last great swaths of intact rainforest, home to critically endangered rhinos, tigers, elephants and orangutans. Five million people rely for clean water on Leuser’s forests, which also constitute a bulwark against natural disasters. Deforestation in Aceh Tamiang district, for example, caused flash floods that displaced tens of thousands of people in 2006. International notoriety around the plan to undermine Leuser's protected status increased earlier this year when Leonardo DiCaprio visited the area and was threatened with deportation after calling for its conservation on social media. The rainforest was featured in DiCaprio's recent documentary about climate change, "Before the Flood." [caption id="attachment_189790" align="aligncenter" width="1184"] From 2001-2014, the region comprising the Leuser Ecosystem lost 145,000 hectares of tree cover, according to Global Forest Watch data. This includes both deforestation and tree plantation harvesting. The region lost around 63,000 hectares of primary forest, which is about 3 percent of its primary forest cover.[/caption] The central government in Jakarta has designated the Leuser Ecosystem as a "national strategic area." But the Aceh government has ignored that mandate on the grounds that its "special territory" status, earned…

Massive wildfires burning around Gatlinburg, Tennessee "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Massive wildfires fueled by strong winds and the Southeast's worst drought in nearly a decade are burning around Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennesee, forcing evacuations. Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) said at 08:00 UTC (02:00 local time) today there are...... Read more »

How citizen science is transforming river management in Malaysian Borneo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For thousands of years Sabah’s magnificent 560-kilometer-long (about 348-mile-long) Kinabatangan River has wound its way down from the hills of Borneo’s northern interior through some of the planet’s richest lowland rainforests before flowing into the Coral Triangle through a massive and teeming delta of mangroves, peat swamp forest, and nipah palm. Over the centuries, the richness of this delta attracted skilled fishermen from the Orang Sungai, Suluk, and other indigenous groups to make their fine stilted villages on the shifting boundaries between land, river, and sea, trading with the interior and across the Sulu Sea. Some 2,500 of their descendants now live in the 78,000 hectares (about 193,000 acres) of the Lower Kinabatangan and Segama Wetlands (LKSW) in the river delta, which became, in 2008, Malaysia’s biggest Ramsar site. How can it be that regular mass fish deaths occur in such a well-managed protected area and nothing gets done to stop it? Two conferences in early November 2016 in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, revealed powerful stories around why these fish deaths are happening and how – in the absence of other solutions – the villagers themselves are finding ways forward. Crises in ecosystems unfold over time. In the late twentieth century, events up-river brought massive change in the Kinabatangan’s 16,800-square-kilometer (6,487-square-mile) catchment (which is almost a quarter of Sabah). The expansion of roads, bridges, and logging in the 1960s was followed from the 1980s by massive growth of flood plain oil palm estates. Meanwhile, parts of the delta mangroves were clear-felled…

NYT explores life and impact of Chico Mendes, “a Fighter for the Amazon” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, better known to the world as Chico Mendes, was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader, and activist who fought for the Amazon rainforest and the rights of rural and indigenous Amazonian peoples until his assassination on December 22, 1988. “A shotgun blast ripped into him as he stepped outside his wood-frame house in the western Brazilian state of Acre,” according to the New York Times. “It was the end of a man who had won global acclaim for championing the sanctity of the forest and the rights of compatriots who eked out a living by extracting latex from rubber trees.” The NYTimes has released a video looking back on Mendes’ life and untimely death, which, as the newspaper notes, is widely credited with having marked “a turning point in Brazil’s environmental consciousness.” [iframe title="New York Times Video - Embed Player" width="780" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="true" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" id="nyt_video_player" src="https://static01.nyt.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000004790626"] The video is part of the Times’ Retro Report series, which looks at major stories from the past through archival footage coupled with new interviews and analysis. Two Brazilian men — a local rancher and his 23-year-old son — were convicted of murdering Mendes and sentenced to 19 years in prison in 1990. But the assassins could not destroy what Mendes stood for in life. In the 1980s, the Amazon was being burned to make way for pastureland and other economic development projects at an alarming rate — the NYTimes video features one scientist showing off the…

Innovative technology creates safe haven for rhinos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An innovative new technology might be able to protect rhinos like never before. Unveiled last week, the new system integrates a set of technologies — Wi-Fi, thermal cameras, biometrics, closed-circuit televisions, and sensors — to create a security network across an entire game reserve. What makes it so promising is that it helps rangers react earlier, faster, and more effectively — which in turn keeps rhinos, and those who protect them, safer. The new technology system — called Connected Conservation — is a joint initiative between two international technology companies: Dimension Data and Cisco. It aims to allow rangers to be more proactive — in other words, to find and stop poachers before they kill. “If you’ve heard a shot, it’s too late,” says David Powrie, a warden at a private game reserve in South Africa. In other words, if rangers wait to act until poachers’ guns are already going off, a rhino is probably already dead. This system activates earlier — when or before a poacher enters the reserve. That “gives rangers more time and more opportunity to catch the poachers, prior to a killing,” says Bruce “Doc” Watson, Dimension Data’s group executive who spearheaded this effort. [caption id="attachment_191293" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Connected Conservation control room and radio operator in South Africa. Photo courtesy of Dimension Data / Cisco.[/caption] To test and refine it, the two companies installed the system in a private game reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park in South Africa. The communications and surveillance infrastructure now covers…

Cash-strapped rhino groups turn to crowdfunding, with little success "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There’s probably only one thing left that can save the Bornean rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni): cutting-edge, high cost in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology. This subspecies of the Critically Endangered Sumatran rhino is represented by a dwindling handful of survivors in the wild – one of whom just perished when conservationists tried to move her this year – and three individuals living in captivity. The captive rhinos, one male and two females, are incapable of natural reproduction due to fertility problems. Extinction is on the horizon unless IVF is able to start producing rhino babies – and fast. The technical difficulties are high – including the fact that IVF has never been successfully done with any of the world’s five rhino species – but the biggest hurdle may actually be something much more prosaic: money. “Donors want to be assured that the animal will not go extinct on them in the next few years,” said John Payne, the executive director of the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA). “It is much safer to put money into a threatened species than it is to put money into a species that is on the edge of extinction.” [caption id="attachment_191296" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Tam, one of the captive Bornean rhinos representing hope for assisted reproduction efforts. Photo by Jeremy Hance.[/caption] BORA provides a sanctuary for the three Bornean rhino; it covers the cost of feeding, protecting and caring for the trio. In addition, it’s been desperately trying – unsuccessfully to date – to use IVF to produce…

Mega-earthquakes more frequent in flat subduction zones "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new study, conducted by the scientists from the University of Oregon and Géoazur laboratory, suggest the mega-earthquakes are the most frequent on the flattest regions of subduction zones, instead of evenly distributed. The research aims at contributing to...... Read more »

Top scientists: Amazon’s Tapajós Dam Complex “a crisis in the making” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[caption id="attachment_191263" align="alignnone" width="768"] The Tapajós River, Brazil. More than forty dams would turn this free flowing river and its tributaries into a vast industrial waterway threatening the Tapajós Basin’s ecosystems, wildlife, people, and even the regional and global climate. Photo by International Rivers on Flickr, licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) license[/caption] Brazil is forging ahead with plans to build a vast hydropower dam complex in the heart of the Amazon that would convert the now remote and wild Tapajós river system into a tamed industrial waterway for the purpose of transporting soybeans — development that scientists and NGOs say will threaten Amazonian biodiversity, ecosystems, traditional livelihoods, indigenous cultures, and the global climate. A total of 42 large dams are planned or under construction in the Tapajós Basin, a biologically and culturally rich region, and one of eight areas of Amazonian biological endemism. Fed by tributaries in the states of Mato Grosso, Rondônia and Amazonas, the main stem of the Tapajós flows northeast through Pará state, and drains into the Amazon River at the city of Santarém. The Basin covers 189,962 square miles (492,000 square kilometers) and is more than twice the size of the UK. Its forests and waterways are home to species such as the jaguar, giant otter, and river dolphin, as well as little-known and range-restricted species found nowhere else in the world. Many plants and animals here remain unknown to science. Traditional river communities and indigenous people rely upon the basin’s natural…

More than just prosthetics: The role of 3D printing in wildlife conservation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last August, Animal Planet’s documentary, Toucan Nation, highlighted the case of Grecia, the Costa Rican toucan who lost half of its beak after being cruelly attacked by a group of local teenagers. The 40-minute feature film chronicles Grecia’s path to recovery, culminating with the development of a 3D printed prosthetic beak that allows the animal to live as normal a life as possible. Donated by the Rock Hill Company, the prosthetic beak was designed by a professional group composed of Costa Rican industrial designers, dentists, engineers, ornithologists and others. After finalizing the design, they sent the model for printing to California’s 3D Systems Company, owned by “the father of 3D printing,” Charles W. Hull. [caption id="attachment_191229" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Grecia, a chestnut-mandibled toucan, with its new 3D printed upper mandible. Photo credit: Zoo-Ave[/caption] Although this was an isolated case, the documentary underlined the role that 3D printing can have in wildlife rehabilitation and conservation. Many in the field argue, however, that individual examples like this one are not practical and cannot be applied on a larger scale, since the cost of a single prosthetic piece exceeds most environmental organizations’ budgets. Even so, 3D printing is starting to support other wildlife related projects and, despite lacking major public recognition, appears to have the potential to prove effective in the field. What is 3D printing? In 1986, Hull, an American physicist, invented 3D printing and later founded the company 3D Systems. Calling the first 3D printing process ”stereolithography,” Hull defined the technique as ‘’a…

Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes to hit the South US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An outbreak of intense thunderstorms is expected across portions of the South US over the next few days. Heavy rainfalls, strong winds, and several tornadoes are possible. The thunderstorms will be fueled by the abundant moisture coming from the Gulf of Mexico,...... Read more »

Car disappears in Ufa sinkhole, Urals, Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At least 6 meters (20 feet) deep sinkhole opened up on November 25, 2016 in the city of Ufa, Urals, Russia and slowly swallowed a car. The owner of Lada Kalina called rescuers and frantically waited for them to show up as she watched her car slowly disappear. By...... Read more »

Record early start of southern hemisphere NLC season "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The southern hemisphere noctilucent clouds (NLC) season has started early this year and tied with 2013 for the earliest southern hemisphere season on record. The 2016/17 southern hemisphere noctilucent clouds season started on November 17 and tied with 2013 for the...... Read more »

New species of pea-sized crab discovered — inside a mussel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scientists have discovered a new species of tiny pea crab within a large date mussel collected in the Solomon Islands. Pea crabs — about the size of peas — are parasitic, living inside oysters, mussels, clams and other shellfish. They feed off the food filtered by the hosts, and rely on them for safety. The newly described pea crab, too, is a parasite, and lives inside the golden date mussel (Leiosolenus obesus), researchers report in a study published last month in the journal ZooKeys. Discoverers Peter Ng of the National University of Singapore, and Christopher Meyer of the U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, have named the new species Serenotheres janus after Janus, the Roman two-faced god because the crab has a large, overhanging plate covering its upper carapace, giving it an illusion of being two-faced. The new crab is the second known species within the pea crab genus Serenotheres that parasitize rock-boring mussels of the subfamily Lithophaginae, the researchers write. The genus was previously represented only by S. besutensis, which was reported from an unidentified species of mussel collected in live coral from an island off Peninsular Malaysia. The new crab species S. janus has a broader carapace than its relative and is cream-yellow in color. Both crabs have an additional large plate covering the upper side of their shell. But the purpose of the plate is still unknown, researchers say. [caption id="attachment_191253" align="aligncenter" width="720"] The new pea crab species Serenotheres janus photographed in its host, date mussel Leiosolenus obesus. Photo…

Gute Nachrichten! Wir haben die rechte Hand bin Ladens ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gute Nachrichten! Wir haben die rechte Hand bin Ladens erwischt!

Der aus Algerien stammende Islamisten-Anführer Mokhtar Belmokhtar ist nach Angaben der US-Regierung wahrscheinlich bei einem französischen Angriff in Libyen getötet worden.
Ein klitzekleines Detailrandproblem gibt es allerdings:
Algerier war an zahlreichen Angriffen in der Sahel-Zone beteiligt – Tod schon mehrfach gemeldet
Aber hey, davon lassen wir uns doch hier nicht die gute Laune kaputtmachen!1!!

Habt ihr auch so große Angst? Wie der BND-Chef? Dass ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Habt ihr auch so große Angst? Wie der BND-Chef? Dass die Russen unsere Bundestagswahlen zu manipulieren versuchen könnten?

Also ich finde ja, dass jetzt der geeignete Moment wäre, um dem CCC mal ein Bundesverdienstkreuz zu überreichen, für das Verhindern von Wahlcomputern in Deutschland damals. Stellt euch mal vor, wir hätten jetzt Wahlcomputer am Start! Und da stünde die Angst im Raum, die Russen könnten unsere Wahlen cyber-cybern.

Kurze Frage von Bloomberg:How did we end up more mistrusted ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kurze Frage von Bloomberg:

How did we end up more mistrusted by a large segment of Western readers and viewers than state-funded Sputnik or RT? Did we perhaps follow government narratives too closely and uncritically?
Na also! Geht doch!

Der Schock als Chance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(Eigener Bericht) - Berlin hofft den Aufbau einer EU-Militärmacht und eventuell auch europäischer Nuklearstreitkräfte dank Donald Trumps Wahlsieg deutlich forcieren zu können. Der einflussreiche Diplomat und Vorsitzende der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz Wolfgang Ischinger äußert, er "hoffe", "durch den Trump-Schock" sei "die Bereitschaft" zur Militarisierung der Union "dramatisch gewachsen". Das Europaparlament hat in der vergangenen Woche eine Entschließung verabschiedet, die unter anderem den Aufbau eines militärischen EU-Hauptquartiers, die Bildung einer "politischen Führung" für EU-Einsätze und die EU-weite Anhebung der Militäretats auf mindestens zwei Prozent des Bruttoinlandsprodukts vorsieht. Die EU-Außenbeauftragte Federica Mogherini wirbt weiterhin für eine "Supermacht EU". Nach ersten Vorstößen von Experten haben sich nun auch erste führende Politiker und Kommentatoren dafür ausgesprochen, der EU auf der Basis französischer und britischer Atomwaffen Nuklearstreitkräfte zu verschaffen. Dafür reichten allerdings die französischen und die britischen Arsenale nicht aus, heißt es vielsagend in einer der führenden meinungsbildenden Tageszeitungen der Bundesrepublik.

Microsoft hat ihre Redhat-Update-Infrastruktur in Azure ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Microsoft hat ihre Redhat-Update-Infrastruktur in Azure (der MS-Cloud) im Industriemaßstab verkackt. Au weia ist das krass.

Das ist so krass, dass die damit in meinem Weltbild weg vom Fenster wären als Cloud-Anbieter. Aber hey, ich wäre gar nicht erst rein gegangen in die Cloud. Mein Weltbild hat also einen gewissen Realitätsabstand an der Stelle.

Ach komm, eine Familienpackung Schlangenöl drüberkippen, und dann haben die Leute das bestimmt gleich wieder vergessen.

Ich hab ja vor so 15-20 Jahren oder so mal auf der CeBIT einen Stand von der Crypto AG gesehen, und das Standpersonal gefragt, wieso es ihre Firma noch gibt. Der Mann lächelte freundlich und erklärte uns, die Leute hätten eben kein gutes Gedächtnis.

Bug des Tages: Das Telekom-Speedport-Problem ist anscheinend ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bug des Tages: Das Telekom-Speedport-Problem ist anscheinend ein Remote Code Execution im TR-069-Protokollhandler und es gibt auch schon ein Metasploit-Modul dafür.

Metasploit-Modul klingt jetzt, als sei das besonders schwierig auszunutzen. Aber in dem Beispiel-Dump des Exploits sieht man, dass man in einer Soap-Nachricht was mit Backticks schickt. Und das geht dann anscheinend durch /bin/sh und wird als Befehl ausgeführt. JA SUPER, liebe Telekom!

Habt ihr das mitgekriegt gerade in Frankreich? Die ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Habt ihr das mitgekriegt gerade in Frankreich? Die Präsidentschaftswahl steht an, Sarkozy ist aus dem Rennen, aber Le Pen ist noch im Rennen? Und unsere Presse feiert François Fillon als den, der Le Pen verhindern kann.

Dabei fallen zwei Details unter den Tisch. Erstens ist das der Kandidat der "Konservativen", die damit einen Rechtsruck machen, und eh schon nicht weit von den Rechtspopulisten entfernt waren.

Zweitens lohnt ein Blick in seinen Lebenslauf. Insbesondere ist — für Konservative eher ungewöhnlich — Fillon ein Freund der Russen.

Ich persönlich halte die Russland-Sanktionen auch für einen Fehler und wäre in Deutschland für eine Normalisierung eine besseres Verhältnis mit Russland.

Wenn unsere Presse jetzt Fillon feiert, feiern sie einen Pro-Putin-Kandidaten. Vielleicht dreht da gerade der Wind? "Lieber Putin als die Nazis" oder so?

Die Amis sehen das natürlich eher negativ.

Severe-to-extreme heatwave to hit Queensland and NSW "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe-to-extreme heatwave warning for central and southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, with temperatures forecast to pass 40 °C (104 °F) in some areas over the weekend. Temperatures are...... Read more »

Here’s how hackers might mess with electronic voting on Election Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hackers set the tone for the final 100 days of the election, starting with the pilfered emails of the Democratic National Committee that were released by Wikileaks in late July. The leak established a precedent for reporting on stolen digital information in the election. U.S. officials fingered Russia as the likely backer behind the hacks. Up to 20 percent of Americans ... cast votes on digital systems without a paper trail during this election. There are enough weak spots peppered around the country to distill doubt if multiple incidents occur, said James Scott, senior fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology. “With the kind of stealth and sophistication that’s already out there, why wouldn’t a nation-state, cyber-criminal gang or activist group go into election systems that are completely vulnerable?” Scott said. The biggest cyber breaches to influence Tuesday’s events may have occurred months ago and involved voter registration data. While identity theft is a concern ... the primary way hackers might exploit these stolen records is via a misinformation campaign ... Scott said, citing a Colombian hacker who used such tactics to manipulate elections in nine countries across Latin America. An unnamed Department of Homeland Security official told Politico in late September that at least 20 state elections systems had been probed by hackers. If a fraction of the electronic votes filed at Tuesday’s polls or during early voting come into question, then it opens the door for challenges by political candidates.

Note: Read this article for more serious evidence the US elections results were manipulated. Explore also an excellent essay by two of the best elections researchers showing how gross manipulations of the recent US election may have had a major impact on the results. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing elections news articles from reliable major media sources. Then e...

The NSA Chief Says Russia Hacked the 2016 Election. Congress Must Investigate. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is one story this week that deserves top priority: Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. On Tuesday, the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, was asked about the WikiLeaks release of hacked information during the campaign, and he said, "This was a conscious effort by a nation-state to attempt to achieve a specific effect." This was a stunning statement that has echoed other remarks from senior US officials. He was saying that Russia directly intervened in the US election to obtain a desired end: presumably to undermine confidence in US elections or to elect Donald Trump - or both. If the FBI, CIA, and other intelligence agencies are digging into the Russian effort to affect US politics, there is no guarantee that what they uncover will be shared with the public. The investigative activities of these agencies are not designed for public enlightenment or assurance. That's the job of Congress. When traumatic events and scandals that threaten the nation or its government have occurred ... Congress has conducted investigations and held hearings. The goal has been to unearth what went wrong and to allow the government and the public to evaluate their leaders and consider safeguards to prevent future calamities and misconduct. That is what is required now. So far, the only Capitol Hill legislator who has publicly called for [a congressional inquiry that includes open hearings and ends with a public report] is Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

Note: Read this article for more serious evidence the US elections results were manipulated. Explore also an excellent essay by two of the best elections researchers showing how gross manipulations of the recent US election may have had a major impact on the results. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing elections news articles from reliable major media sources. Then explore the excellent, reliable resources provided in our Elections Information Center.

Pentagon and intelligence community chiefs have urged Obama to remove the head of the NSA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The heads of the Pentagon and the nation’s intelligence community have recommended to President Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, be removed. The recommendation, delivered to the White House last month, was made by Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr.. The news comes as Rogers is being considered by President-elect Donald Trump to be his nominee for director of national intelligence to replace Clapper as the official who oversees all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies. In a move apparently unprecedented for a military officer, Rogers, without notifying superiors, traveled to New York to meet with Trump on Thursday at Trump Tower. That caused consternation at senior levels of the administration, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Carter has concerns with Rogers’s performance, officials said. The driving force for Clapper ... was the separation of leadership roles at the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, and his stance that the NSA should be headed by a civilian. The expectation had been that Rogers would be replaced before the Nov. 8 election. Meanwhile, in February, Rogers ... merged the agency’s spying and hacking arms with its computer-security division into one Directorate of Operations. That reorganization has only intensified the discontent that has marked Rogers’s tenure at the agency. “The morale is horrible,” one former senior official said.

Note: Edward Snowden tweeted this article stating, "The real story you're not hearing about is a revolt within the US Intelligence Community." For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on corruption in the military and in intelligence agencies.

Clinton Campaign Backs Jill Stein's Election Recount Effort "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hillary Clinton's campaign intends to back the statewide election recount effort in the battleground state of Wisconsin spearheaded by third-party candidate Jill Stein. The Clinton team had been quiet about Stein's crusade, but campaign lawyer Marc Elias said that because a recount was set into motion Friday ' and could begin as soon as next week ' they want to see a "fair" process for all involved. President-elect Donald Trump slammed the effort as a "scam by the Green Party for an election that has already been conceded." The Wisconsin Election Commission staff announced Saturday that it has already pulled together a timeline it expects the commission to approve. Stein's campaign is trying to raise as much as $7 million for the effort online ' and it had garnered more than $5.9 million as of Saturday evening. Stein, the Green Party's presidential nominee, also has plans to file recount efforts in Michigan, where NBC News has yet to officially call a winner, and Pennsylvania. Trump still holds narrow leads in all three states, and his victories in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin provided him with the Electoral College advantage he needed to win the presidency. Over the last few weeks, lawyers and data scientists have urged the campaign to consider a recount, according to Elias' post. He also said a deciding factor was Russia's reported interference in the U.S. election process.

Note: Read a much more detailed account in this essay as to why they are calling for a recount. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing elections news articles from reliable major media sources. Then explore the excellent, reliable resources provided in our Elections Information Center.

Norwegian Police Arrest 20 Men in Pedophile Network Probe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Norwegian police say they [are] investigating a pedophile network suspected to involve at least 51 people, which includes the abuse of infants and at least one case of a suspect acknowledging abusing his own children. Deputy Police Chief Gunnar Floystad says that in Norway's largest abuse case to date they have arrested 20 men so far, with three convictions, in western Norway. The 31 other suspects are from other regions in Norway. Floystad told reporters Sunday that many of the suspects are highly educated, and include lawyers and politicians. He said he could not reveal more details pending the conclusion of the investigation, known as "Dark Room," which began in 2015. Prosecutors said the perpetrators met in the dark web, using encryption and anonymity to hide their tracks.

Note: Watch an excellent segment by Australia's "60-Minutes" team "Spies, Lords and Predators" on a pedophile ring in the UK which leads to the highest levels of government. A second suppressed documentary, "Conspiracy of Silence," goes even deeper into this topic in the US. For more, see concise summaries of deeply revealing sexual abuse scandal news articles from reliable major media sources.

Exonerated Arizona man shows Utah lawmakers the human face of death row mistakes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What do you say to someone who spent years on death row for a murder DNA evidence later proved he didn't commit? It's a question that Utah legislators and law students were faced with last week when they met Ray Krone, an Arizona man who was tried, convicted and sentenced to death for a 1991 Phoenix barroom slaying only to be exonerated and freed after years of staring down his potential execution. Krone is the 100th death row inmate freed in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 and Utah executed Gary Gilmore. He was in Utah last week, meeting with more than a dozen legislators on Wednesday ahead of another attempt by death-penalty opponents to repeal Utah's law on executions in the upcoming legislative session. Last legislative session, a bill to repeal the death penalty passed the Senate but was blocked in the House. Marina Lowe, staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, said stories like Krone's, where the system got it wrong, were missing from the debate last year. "I want the public to see there are actually two sides of the justice system. It's not simply that everyone has done something wrong or they wouldn't have been arrested," Krone said. "To ignore the fact that people are being exonerated and to ignore the fact that our justice system is getting it wrong, to ignore the fact that police and prosecutors can perjure themselves - to ignore that fact puts us all at danger in our justice system if we are caught up in that."

Note: 100 innocent people who would have been executed have been exonerated. How can this happen? Can we trust our judicial system with all of its corruption to sentence people to death? For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing judicial system corruption news articles from reliable major media sources.

Turkey child rape protests: Thousands take to streets against law that would let men off if they marry victim "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thousands have taken to the streets of Istanbul and other cities in Turkey to protest against a bill that would allow child rapists to walk free if they marry their victims. The country’s government insists the law would help resolve legal challenges caused by widespread child marriage in the country, yet critics argue the bill legitimises rape. If the law passes, men who sexually abuse girls under 18 without “force, threat or any restriction on consent” and marry them could have their convictions quashed or avoid prosecution. The UN children’s fund said it was “deeply concerned” about the draft bill. “These abject forms of violence against children are crimes which should be punished as such, and in all cases the best interest of the child should prevail,” said spokesman Christophe Boulierac. MPs approved the draft law in its initial reading. It will be voted on again on Tuesday. The bill comes after Turkey’s constitutional court in July annulled part of the criminal code which classified all sexual acts with children under 15 as sexual abuse, a change that also prompted uproar. Turkish bar association Izmir Barosu said in a statement: “This proposal is clearly an attack on protecting children from sexual abuse. “We must make clear that any regulation against the protection of sexual abuse of children has no place in the public conscience. “The proposed regulation is intended to institutionalise child abuse. Physical and sexual violence against children and women is a crime.”

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

Growing up with The Family: inside Anne Hamilton-Byrne’s sinister cult "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cruel and charismatic, Anne Hamilton-Byrne was the Australian leader of a doomsday cult who thought she was the Messiah. As leader of The Family, ... she claimed to be Jesus reborn as a woman. One of the few female cult leaders in history - and apparently one of the cruellest - Hamilton-Byrne operated in almost total secrecy over two decades. The police, acting on information from two child escapees, raided the cult in 1987. Over the years Hamilton-Byrne had collected 28 children through bogus adoptions and “gifts” from followers. She subjected them to vicious beatings, starvation and emotional torture. “Anne wasn’t giving love,” says [a parent] whose young son was one of Hamilton-Byrne’s victims. “She was offering it and then taking it back. She broke people’s spirit.” The glamorous guru used the same tactic on her adult followers, handpicking them from Melbourne’s wealthy professional elite. Preaching a mishmash of Christianity, eastern mysticism and apocalyptic prophecy, she allegedly forced followers, including children, to take dangerous amounts of LSD and other hallucinogenics as part of prolonged initiation rites. Once they had submitted, she’d dictate every aspect of their lives. The cult leader amassed an estimated AU$150m (Ł90m) through property, land and cash donated by followers. She hid overseas and was eventually arrested in 1993 on relatively minor fraud charges. She received an AU$5,000 fine, but no jail time.

Note: A feature documentary on this cult has recently been released in the UK. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing mind control news articles from reliable major media sources. Then explore the excellent, reliable resources provided in our Mind Control Information Center.

J&J; Must Pay $72 Million Over Talc Tied to Woman's Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Johnson & Johnson must pay $72 million to the family of a woman who blamed her fatal ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum powder in the first state-court case over the claims to go to trial. Jurors in St. Louis on Monday concluded J&J should pay $10 million in compensatory damages and $62 million in a punishment award to the family of Jackie Fox, who died of ovarian cancer last year after using Johnson’s baby powder ... for years. It’s the first time a jury has ordered J&J, the world’s largest maker of health-care products, to pay damages over claims that it knew decades ago that its talc-based products could cause cancer and failed to warn consumers. J&J is facing about 1,200 suits claiming studies have linked its Johnson’s Baby Powder and its Shower-to-Shower product to ovarian cancer. Women contend the company knew of the risk and failed to warn customers. J&J marketed its Shower to Shower brand talc for feminine hygiene. One 1988 ad promised “just a sprinkle a day keeps odor away.” Cornstarch has been widely substituted for talc as an absorbent in baby powder and feminine hygiene products. The American Cancer Society advised in 1999 that women use cornstarch-based products in the genital area. J&J, which introduced a baby powder using cornstarch in the 1970s, continues to offer products that include talc. A federal jury in North Dakota found in 2013 that a woman’s use of its talc-based body powder contributed to her developing ovarian cancer, [but] awarded no damages.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on corporate corruption and health.

Did the EPA Prosecute and Jail a Mississippi Lab Owner Because of Her Activism? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tennie White, who was prosecuted by a joint team made up of attorneys from the Environmental Protection Agency and the environmental crimes division of the Justice Department, had spent her professional life exposing contamination. She was ... particularly vocal about protecting poor African-American communities. Before she was charged and prosecuted, White had spent much of her time volunteering for [the Coalition of Communities for Environmental Justice], an organization she had co-founded to help these Mississippians contend with pollution. She traveled throughout the state ... talking about environmental issues in black communities. So in 2012, when White was charged with fraud by the EPA, the organization she so often criticized, and the charges involved a company she had helped a community challenge, [those] who had been working closely with her felt they knew exactly what had happened. “She was framed,” said [White's former colleague Rev. Steve] Jamison. “It was that simple.” I submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the EPA for all communications relating to the investigation of Tennie White in April 2016. The agency is supposed to resolve such requests within 20 business days, but I did not receive all the documents I requested. Nor did the EPA respond to my repeated requests to address the specifics of White’s case - and why her sentence for a crime of no environmental consequence was more severe than penalties for many others who caused serious harm.

Note: Despite its mandate to protect human health and the environment, the EPA has a long history of keeping the existence of toxic waste sites secret and preventing employees from talking with congressional investigators, reporters and the agency's own inspector general. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on government corruption and health.

Life as Satanist Propelled Rocketeer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

John "Jack" Whiteside Parsons, a founder of the legendary Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a maverick visionary honored with a moon crater bearing his name, gave no early hint of the inner stirrings that propelled him to worship the devil and lead an extraordinary double life: respected scientist by day, dedicated occultist by night. Parsons earned his bread and butter working on a jet-assisted takeoff unit that developed into a solid-fuel rocket that would help win World War II. In 1942, Parsons and his wife, Helen, moved into an aging Pasadena mansion, [and] converted the rooms into 19 apartments. The residents mockingly named the place "the Parsonage," for it was anything but. Soon the house on South Orange Grove was a laboratory ... for black magic. In 1944, Parsons resigned from JPL in favor of whizzing through time and space via ... hallucinogens. Helen became pregnant by another member of the Parsonage circle, and Parsons took up with Helen's beautiful 18-year-old sister, Sara Northrup. L. Ron Hubbard, the future founder of Scientology ... moved into the house [in 1946] and later married Sara, Parsons' lover and sister-in-law, before divorcing his first wife. After one reputed out-of-body experience, [Parsons] acquired the name "Belarion Armiluss Al Dajjal, antichrist." But even the antichrist had to eat. Low on funds, he worked for various local aviation companies ... and bootlegged nitroglycerin. The FBI [began] investigating him on ... cult activities; the scrutiny cost Parsons his government security clearance.

Note: In these wild and crazy times, it is vitally important that as many people as possible understand the role of Satanism behind the scenes in influencing global politics and much more. For the best documentary on this, watch the suppressed Discovery Channel film Conspiracy of Silence. For the best written essay on the topic, read chapter 12 of the book Lifting the Veil. Another great documentary is available here.

Researcher: Poor St. Louis Minorities Targeted for Secret Cold War Chemical Testing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Poor, minority neighborhoods in St. Louis were unwittingly part of Cold War chemical studies. Aerosol was sprayed from blowers installed on rooftops and mounted on vehicles. “The Army claims that they were spraying a quote ‘harmless’ zinc cadmium sulfide,” says Dr. Lisa Martino-Taylor, Professor of Sociology. Yet Martino-Taylor points out, cadmium was a known toxin at the time of the spraying in the mid 50’s and mid 60’s. Worse, she says the aerosol was laced with a fluorescent additive – a suspected radiological compound – produced by U.S. Radium, a company linked to the deaths of workers at a watch factory decades before. “The powder was milled to a very, very fine particulate level. This stuff travelled for up to 40 miles. So really all of the city of St. Louis was ultimately inundated by the stuff.” Martino-Taylor says she’s obtained documents from multiple federal agencies showing the government concocted an elaborate story to keep the testing secret. Part of the deception came from false news reports planted by government agencies. “They told local officials and media that they were going to test clouds under which to hide the city in the event of aerial attack. This was against all military guidelines of the day, against all ethical guidelines, against all international codes such as the Nuremberg Code,” she says. The spraying occurred between 1953 and 54 and again from 1963 to 65.

Note: Dr. Martino-Taylor’s comprehensive research on this incident is available here. Read an incredibly well researched timeline with links for verification of the use of humans as guinea pigs in numerous government experiments. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on government corruption and health.

What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Psychologist Ellen] Langer gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. She told one group that they were responsible for keeping the plant alive and that they could also make choices about their schedules. She told the other group that the staff would care for the plants, and they were not given any choice in their schedules. Eighteen months later, twice as many subjects in the plant-caring, decision-making group were still alive than in the control group. To Langer, this was evidence that the biomedical model of the day ... was wrongheaded. She came to think that what people needed to heal themselves was a psychological “prime” - something that triggered the body to take curative measures all by itself. Gathering [a group of] older men together in New Hampshire [in 1981] for what she would later refer to as a counterclockwise study would be a way to test this premise. The men in the experimental group were told ... to “attempt to be the person they were 22 years ago.” At the end of their stay, the men were tested, [and] outperformed a control group. They ... showed greater manual dexterity and sat taller. Their sight improved. The experimental subjects, Langer told me, had “put their mind in an earlier time,” and their bodies went along for the ride. Traditionally minded health researchers acknowledge the role of placebo effects and account for them in their experiments. But Langer goes well beyond that. She thinks ... that in many cases they may actually be the main factor producing the results.

Note: If you are open to being surprised at just how powerful the mind is, don't miss this entire article. Explore a treasure trove of concise summaries of incredibly inspiring news articles which will inspire you to make a difference.

He nearly died in a shooting. Now he’s a doctor at the hospital that saved his life "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At his graduation from medical school, Kevin Morton Jr. sat beside the woman who saved his life. It was nearly a decade since he was shot in an Arby’s parking lot, sustaining injuries so severe that the early prognosis gave him only a 10 percent chance of survival. But Dr. Dharti Sheth-Zelmanski, the surgeon on call in the trauma unit that night, didn’t let that happen. The care he received over many surgeries and his long recovery inspired Morton to evaluate what he would do with his second chance. The answer came naturally: He’d pay it forward by becoming a doctor himself. In 2012, he ... was accepted to Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He chose to specialize in general surgery, the same as Sheth-Zelmanski. He did his student rotations at St. John’s Hospital in Detroit ... where he was once a patient. He’ll start his residency there in July ' almost nine years to the day he was brought there as a shooting victim. On his graduation day earlier this month, Morton asked Sheth-Zelmanski to hood him, an honor given to a close family member or mentor when receiving an advanced degree. “There’s no greater joy than to realize what I do on a day-to-day basis can create such a change in somebody for the better,” she said. “I feel like I know that if anything is ever wrong with me, I know where I can go.” And that’s Morton’s goal: to be the kind of compassionate and engaged doctor that she was for him.

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

Human Library Lets You ‘Check Out’ People From All Walks Of Life For A Chat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to other people, sometimes we do. Ronni Abergel a 42-year-old from Copenhagen, Denmark, is trying to change that with the Human Library, a place where individuals can “check out” people, or “human books,” for a 30-minute conversation. Abergel opened the alternative library in Copenhagen in 2000, and has since brought the idea to 70 countries. Human books vary from people who are blind and deaf, bipolar, homeless and, in the case of a Rochester, New York, event, a white woman who grew up in apartheid-era South Africa. That woman, 41-year-old Deb Duguid-May shared her experiences, saying, “What I became so aware of was how fear was used to control people and how fear was used to bond people. Everything I had been taught by my culture was a lie.” In 1993, [Abergel] and a few friends started a successful youth group called “Stop the Violence” after a mutual friend was stabbed. Thankfully the friend survived, but the incident inspired Abergel to help people start open conversations about their differences. When Stop the Violence was asked to develop an activity for a festival in 2000, the group came up with the idea for The Human Library. Abergel hopes to bring his novel concept to all 50 states soon, telling Today: “I figured that if we could make people sit down with a group attached to a certain stigma they don’t like or even know about for that matter, we could diminish violence.”

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

Rwanda's Catholic Church says sorry for its role in 1994 genocide "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Catholic Church in Rwanda has apologized for its members' role in the genocide that saw hundreds of thousands of Rwandans killed in 1994. Rwandan bishops asked for "forgiveness for sins of hatred and disagreement that happened in the country to the point of hating our own countrymen because of their origin," in a statement read after mass in parishes across the country Sunday. In 1994, Hutu extremists in Rwanda targeted minority ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus in a three-month killing spree that left an estimated 800,000 people dead. Hutu attackers burned down churches with hundreds or thousands of Tutsis inside. Although the church states it did not send anyone to participate in the killings, it acknowledges that its members were active, apologizing for "Christian leaders who caused divisions among people and planted seeds of hate." Four Catholic priests were indicted by the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda for their role in the genocide in 2001. Among them was Rwandan Catholic Priest Athanse Seromba who was sentenced to ... life imprisonment for actively participating in the massacre of around 2,000 Tutsis who sought protection in his church. The United Nations has criticized the Catholic Church in the past for its failure to apologize for its complicity in the killings.

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

Great Barrier Reef suffered worst coral die-off on record in 2016: new study "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scientists have confirmed that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered its worst-ever coral bleaching event on record due to higher than normal water temperatures in 2015 and 2016. In the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef, extending 700 kilometers from Port Douglas to Papua New Guinea, about 67 percent of the shallow-water corals have died over the last eight to nine months, according to researchers at the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies based at the James Cook University. The ARC team surveyed the Great Barrier’s coral reefs at the peak of bleaching in March and April, and again in October and November. This is the largest loss of corals ever recorded for the Great Barrier Reef, the researchers say. On some reefs in the northern part of the Great Barrier, nearly all corals have died. “Most of the losses in 2016 have occurred in the northern, most-pristine part of the Great Barrier Reef,” Professor Terry Hughes, Director of ARC, said in a statement. “This region escaped with minor damage in two earlier bleaching events in 1998 and 2002, but this time around it has been badly affected.” [caption id="attachment_191314" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Scientists assess coral mortality on Zenith Reef following the bleaching event, Northern Great Barrier Reef, November 2016. Photo credit: Andreas Dietzel, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_191313" align="alignright" width="362"] Average coral loss along each section of the Great Barrier Reef. Map courtesy of ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral…

Research suggests mega-earthquake could occur along the entire San Andreas fault "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New research suggests a devastating mega-earthquake could occur throughout the entire San Andreas fault line in California, yielding far worse consequences than previously assumed. The San Andreas fault, 1 300 km (800 miles) long, was not considered capable of...... Read more »

Who Is an Indian Artist? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Pacific Legal Foundation has filed a lawsuit to challenge an Oklahoma law, the American Indian Arts and Crafts Sale...

Who is an Indian Artist? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Pacific Legal Foundation has filed a lawsuit to challenge an Oklahoma law, the American Indian Arts and Crafts Sale...

Ancient hunter-gatherer tribe protects traditional forest with help from carbon trading "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

YAEDA VALLEY, Tanzania – “Carbon,” said Mzee Sinze while sitting in the shade of an ancient, giant Baobab tree. “Carbon is very important to us Hadzabe.” It’s not the answer one might expect from a tribal elder when asked why the forest is important to the hunter-gatherer Hadzabe tribe. But Sinze has a good reason for his statement. “When you look around you see these beautiful trees and they belong to the Hadzabe,” he said. “From the mountains all around you can see the forest and this is because of carbon.” Nestled between two rocky escarpments, the Yaeda Valley in Tanzania is home to the Hadzabe, one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in the world. The landscape is part of the Great Rift Valley that slices its way through much of the continent. Anthropologists believe the tribe has roamed the valley floor and surrounding acacia woodland for more than 40,000 years. [caption id="attachment_191258" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Hadzabe walinzi wa jadi, or village game scouts patrol the forests of the Yaeda Valley. Their job is to patrol protected forests and report any deforestation, poaching or creation of settlements to local authorities. Their salary is paid by Carbon Tanzania from revenue made from carbon sales. Photo by Sophie Tremblay for Mongabay.[/caption] The Hadzabe are deeply connected to their environment - they survive by collecting fruits, seeds, honey and roots and hunting animals from buffalos to baboons. They live in small camps and move around the forest depending on the season. But since…

We can't tackle environmental and social justice in Morocco if we don't talk about Western Sahara (Hamza Hamouchene حمزة حموشن) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

28/11/2016 - Morocco's leaders used COP22 to greenwash. Activists pushed back. But one of the country's largest environmental scandals fell off the agenda   Sahrawi people look at an explosion ...

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∞ The Coca Cola ribbon bottle "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[VIDEO] I’m a sucker for great design and clever marketing. Back in December of 2013, Coca Cola experimented with a so-called gift bottle. Every winter since, Coke brings back the gift bottles and slowly expands the market in which they are found.

Have you encountered any of these bottles in your neck of the woods? Keep an eye out.

In the meantime, enjoy the original ribbon bottle video, in the main Loop post.

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Jean-Louis Gassée: The Macintosh endgame "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jean-Louis Gassée, Monday Note:

There’s more to the Mac’s future than its current good numbers. After enjoying a good time in the sun, the Mac is on the same downward slope as the rest of the PC market.

What do you do when your business is part of a declining world? Do you decrease prices to gain market share? Bad idea, this is the PC clone makers’ race to the bottom, a game in which everyone loses as products become commoditized, undifferentiated, and, ultimately, worthless.

Jean-Louis explores the possibility of a last Mac, as the market abandons the PC and settles for good on touch screen phones and tablets. I’m a hardcore Mac user, and i don’t see such a product (even enhanced by 3rd party add-ons) that would provide an experience superior to my Mac.

That said, I would not bet against such a product eventually arriving. If I had an iOS device that had the right keyboard and pointing device (so I could keep my hands on the keyboard, with a touchpad in thumb or finger’s reach), one that ran all my biggest apps and fully supported software development, a device that allowed me to extend my desktop with add-on displays that allowed for big code listings and image editing views, that’s something that would definitely offer me a reason to make the switch.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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The new MacBook Pro is kind of great for hackers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Adam Geitgey:

I’m not here to change your mind about the MacBook Pro. Yes, it’s probably too expensive and more RAM is better than less RAM. But everyone posting complaints without actually using a MBP for a few weeks is missing out on all the clever things you can do because it is built on USB-C. Over the past week or two with a new MacBook Pro (15in, 2.9ghz, TouchBar), I’ve been constantly surprised with how USB-C makes new things possible. It’s a kind of a hacker’s dream.

Great article. Part of it focuses on the fact that the author’s phone is a Google Pixel and has a USB-C port, so he can use a single charger to charge his phone and his Mac. But there’s more to the piece than that.

For example:

If you get any of the new USB-C compatible monitors (pretty much every vendor has at least one now), you only need to plug one single cable into your MBP.

You can then plug all your other devices into your monitor and everything flows over one USB-C to your laptop — power, video, data and even sound. Your monitor is now your docking station and breakout box!

I’m wondering if USB-C to lightning cable will be all you need to plug your phone and your Mac into the same charger. Next best thing to a USB-C port on your iPhone.

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15:58

Best Mac and iPhone repair tools "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is a pretty solid article. Some excellent holiday gift ideas for the techie on your list.

Personally, I swear by this iFixit Tool kit. I’ve owned it for years, done tons of Mac/iPhone and non-Apple repairs with it and it’s never let me down.

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15:50

Two Touch Bar apps that let you switch between and launch apps "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tim Hardwick, Mac Rumors:

One limitation of the Touch Bar discovered by TouchSwitcher’s developer is that only one non-system control can be displayed in the right-hand strip, meaning other Apple apps compete for the same space.

Both apps are pushing the boundaries a bit, but I applaud the Touch Bar experimentation.

Looking forward to Touch Bar becoming the standard across the entire Mac product line. How about an external Touch Bar keyboard?

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15:43

KGI predicting 2017 record sales year for iPhone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Benjamin Mayo, 9to5mac:

Apple is ramping for its biggest iPhone sales success ever next year, according to KGI. Its estimates suggest that the new iPhones in 2017, expected to comprise three new models, will empower Apple growth with ‘unprecedented’ demand. KGI expects the new phones may sell between 120-150 million units in the second half of next year, eclipsing the previous sales record set by iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The new form-factor premium OLED iPhone will likely encourage high-end customers to upgrade their device and the low-end new 4.7-inch iPhone model (with wireless charging and a glass chassis) will be attractive to the lower-end of the smartphone market.

Doomed.

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15:02

Some More of My Facebook Posts- Pizzagate, Child Trafficking, and the Like… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What I would personally like is if people who take up Pizzagate would ALSO take up Jerry Sandusky’s 2nd Mile high club- the ranch that Scalia was murdered at- the Bohemian grove- AND the REAL Jeffery Epstein story that includes BOTH Bill Clinton and Donald Trump- and not just the facts that make them comfortable. THIS is what I would like to see. If this is real- then this will happen. Otherwise- people will just go on and on about Pizzagate until eventually IT ALL GOES AWAY…

*****

So for those of you speaking about Pizzagate and the problems with child sex abuse- Hoaxtead is now claiming the ONLY reason you are all concerned is that YOU ARE OBSESSED WITH HAVING SEX WITH CHILDREN YOURSELVES. otherwise- you would just let all of this alone…and more than that- I guess there only some 1000’s of people concerned with this. I guess the rest of the world doesn’t care.

pedophiles

*****

lol- after 15+ yrs of saying the same old thing over and over and over and being consistent the whole time- I suggest that those of you who are suggesting I am actually a disinfo agent can go fuck yourselves.

and this has come at me on several levels- so it IS being spread…

*****

It is frustrating that people are going on and on about this pizzagate bullshit- esp now that they are trying to use Franklin as a basis for it. Hoaxtead has NOW combined pizzagate with Hampstead- and this is because they are going to use the two to make all of these allegations go away. Will they be successful? Well- after McMartin- EVERYTHING was closed down for 3 decades- so maybe. Will people fight against this? They didn’t in the 80s. And NOW they are running with the SAME TYPE OF SHIT that fucked them LAST TIME- and they seem to be too dense to realize this. Stop being lead around by the nose and start using some critical reasoning. Believing an “official story” that has gone NOWHERE- is NOT logical in my opinion. But do what you will- and I will do the same….

*****

You guys HAVE to check out the conversation going on Hoaxtead… NOW they are doing EXACTLY what I ALSO said- they are going to discredit Cathy O’brien and her stupid shit to make sure ALL survivors are discredited…

...

14:22

Fight Power Inside Resistance Movement Planning To Take On Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Andrew Purcell for The Herald - Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the USA’s cities to protest against Donald Trump’s election. “Not My President” is their rallying cry, but he soon will be, no matter how many more votes Hillary Clinton turns out to have won. A fortnight into the transition, it is already clear how Trump will govern: selfishly, with no restraint or respect for conventions, his primary concerns the accumulation of wealth and the exercise of power.

14:13

Peak Silver Cometh – Supply Deficits Continue Meaning Higher Prices "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  • Peak Silver – Supply deficits continue meaning higher prices
  • May have experienced a peak in world silver production
  • Global silver market suffered another large net supply deficit in 2016
  • Peak silver likely as global silver production will decline to 887 million oz (Moz), down from 893 Moz in 2015

“While forecasted global silver production for 2016 is down only slightly versus last year, GFMS also stated this in their report:

We estimate that mine supply peaked in 2015 and will trend lower in the foreseeable future.

Declining total supply is expected to be a key driver of annual deficits in the silver market going forward.

I will get to the annual silver deficits in a minute, but let’s look at their world silver mine supply by region:

“What is interesting here, is that GFMS forecasts the number one silver producer, Mexico, to be down in 2016 by more than 6 Moz.  Last year, I forecasted that global silver production would likely be lower in 2015.  I was going by data by the “World Metals Statistics.”  However, Mexico’s INEGI (government agency) considerably revised their figures higher for 2015.  While I have seen revisions take place, the revisions by Mexico’s INEGI for 2015 were quite substantial.

Read full story here…

14:10

SR 1366 – Wisconsin Denies Jill Stein’s Request for Hand Count of Ballots "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Visit our website now: http://www.billstill.com - considered by informed insiders’ as THE ultimate resource for fixing the National Debt problem and surviving Economic or Financial Collapse/Crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about Washington and today’s United States Political Climate. Good morning, I’m still reporting on Wisconsin Denies Jill Stein’s Request for Hand Count of Ballots Good evening, I’m still reporting on the Jill Stein/Hillary Clinton/George Soros recount trick. An update to the previous story, SR 1365. This afternoon the Wisconsin Elections Commission agreed to begin the recount petitioned for by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, but declined to require county officials to recount the votes by hand. Under state law, the recount must begin on Thursday to provide sufficient time to meet the Dec. 13 deadline for completion of the recount in order to give enough time to prepare the certified results for the Dec. 19th meeting of the Wisconsin Electoral College. The recount will begin on Thursday as long as Stein or another candidate pays the $3.5 million dollar estimated cost of the recount by tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 29th. Elections Commission chairman Mark Thomsen, a Democrat, said the recount is unlikely to flip the state to Clinton, citing results of a 2011 statewide recount that changed only 300 votes out of 1.5 million. The state’s official results showed Trump with a 22,177 vote lead over Clinton. Trump issued a statement calling Stein’s fundraising for the recount a ruse to raise money: “This is a scam by the Green Party and Jill Stein for an election that has already been conceded. The result of this election should be respected instead of being challenged and abused." Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity discussed the situation this evening: [insert] I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day. 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/BillStillOfficial 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 cherished sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3204630 https://youtu.be/fDDK3EeIqvM

14:07

SR 1365 – Hillary Clinton Can’t Possibly Win. So Why Do It? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Visit our website now: http://www.billstill.com - considered by informed insiders’ as THE ultimate resource for fixing the National Debt problem and surviving Economic or Financial Collapse/Crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about Washington and today’s United States Political Climate. Good afternoon, I’m still reporting on Hillary Clinton Can’t Possibly Win. So Why Do It? 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/BillStillOfficial 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 cherished sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3204630 https://youtu.be/l-YaERkaUqU

14:05

McAfee Labs predicts 14 security developments for 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Intel Security released its McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Report, which identifies 14 threat trends to watch in 2017. “To change the rules of the game between attackers and defenders, we need to neutralize our adversaries’ greatest advantages,” said Vincent Weafer, vice president of Intel Security’s McAfee Labs. “As a new defensive technique is developed, its effectiveness increases until attackers are compelled to develop countermeasures to evade it. To overcome the designs of our adversaries, … More

14:05

14:05

What a Cluster: Jill Stein Now Suing both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to Force Hand Recounts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Well, this is devolving into a ridiculous cluster%&$*.

In a first-ever attempt to demand recounts in multiple states following a presidential election, Dr. Jill Stein has raised more than twice what she raised as a presidential candidate of the green party — over $7 million — to pay for temporary workers, legal fees, and filing costs to demand vote recounts in the key states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

Theoretically, if all three of these states were “flipped” in the recount process, the presidency would go to Hillary Clinton.

Well, now the Wisconsin Elections Commission has denied Stein’s request to have the votes specifically recounted by hand, so she’s announced that she’s suing the whole state.

Just in Wisconsin alone, the cost of hiring the thousands of temp workers that completion of a hand recount would require will be somewhere in the ballpark of $3.5 million to get it all done by the federal deadline of December 12. If she loses the lawsuit, Wisconsin can recount the votes however it chooses (which will, quite obviously, not be by hand).

Pennsylvania said Stein already missed the deadline of November 21, so she’s suing that state too.

According to the Washington Examiner, “And even if Stein manages a recount in Pennsylvania, nothing’s guaranteed. Of the thousands of statewide races in the last 15 years, only 27 have been decided by recounts and only three challengers have pulled off an upset.”

The whole thing seems like a gigantic waste of time and resources that won’t end up changing the outcome, which is in essence what Donald Trump said about it (more specifically, he called it a “scam” and “ridiculous” and mentioned once again that Hillary already conceded).

Trump has also pointed out that millions of illegal votes were also cast, speculation that isn’t really all that wild if you consider our own president was urging illegal immigrants to vote in televised interviews.

Trump does at least have a point in the fact that Stein has focused her recount efforts specifically on states which will reverse the outcome of the election and throw the whole thing Hillary’s way. She’s not asking for a recount in, say, New Hampshire where Hillary only won by a measly margin of 2,732 votes.

14:04

ARB_gpu_shader_int64 Sounds Like It's Ready For Mesa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In addition to the big Mesa shader cache patch series hitting the mailing list over night, Ian Romanick at Intel sent out another big patch series: his revised work on ARB_gpu_shader_int64 support...

14:04

Yikes: Ten Radical Ways the Lawless Left Plans to Put Hillary Clinton into the White House on Jan 20 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Instead of stepping back for some self introspection after being handed a stunning defeat in the elections, the political left has declared that the whole world is wrong. These communist-leaning radicals now believe it’s their job to correct the “errors” of the election by putting Hillary Clinton in the White House by any means possible. (Democracy be damned!)

Despite all their “democratic” rhetoric, at their core, leftists despise democracy. They hate leaving anything up to the voters, and even when the voters speak with determined clarity by rejecting the failed policies and criminality of the radical left, the same liberals reject everything the voters told them and continue down the path of self delusion.

That’s why right now, the radical left is working to overthrow the Trump election victory and install Hillary in the White House by any means necessary. This includes, of course, newspapers like the Washington Post completely fabricating utterly false stories to try to destroy or censor the independent media. Only when the true free press in America is silenced can the radical left succeed in its mission to overthrow the country. (As long as Drudge, Infowars, Natural News and Zero Hedge exist, in other words, they cannot get away with their communist takeover.)

Here are ten ways the radical left is either pursuing or strongly considering to steal this election before January 20. For the record, in this case I am not PREDICTING any particular scenarios will occur… and I hope none of them do. But I am warning Natural News readers about the possibilities that are still in the cards, even if some of them do seem rather remote. (Some of these scenarios are highly likely, and others are not likely at all. But you should consider them all…)

Scenario #1) Steal the Electoral votes

Rumors are already swirling that the Electoral voters may be bribed to alter their votes in defiance of the popular voters in their states. I’ve heard that some Electoral voters have been offered $150,000 each to switch their Trump votes to Clinton votes, and other voters are being death threated to change their votes. (Yes, this is how the radical left...

14:03

Breaking: ND Governor Makes Emergency Declaration, Issues Mandatory Evacuation of Dakota Pipeline Protester Camp "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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by Claire Bernish

Perhaps significantly advancing the time frame designated in the Army Corps of Engineers’ notice several Standing Rock Camps would face some form of eviction on December 5, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple opportuned an incoming winter storm to issue a mandatory emergency evacuation order — for all encampments north of the Cannonball River.

Although the evacuation appears not be one of force, it is obligatory — all water protectors camping in Army Corps-managed land have been ordered by Dalrymple to take all possessions and vacate the area.

“These persons are ordered to leave the evacuation area immediately, and are further ordered not to return to the evacuation area,” the governor’s evacuation order states.

“Any action or inaction taken by any party which encourages persons to enter, reenter, or remain in the evacuation area will be subject to penalties as defined in law.

“I direct state agencies, emergency service officials, and nongovernmental organizations to reduce threats to public safety by not guaranteeing the provision of emergency and other governmental and nongovernmental services in the evacuation area, unless otherwise approved on a case by case basis by the Morton County Sheriff or Superintendent of the Highway Patrol.  The general public is hereby notified that emergency services probably will not be available under current winter conditions.”

While Dalrymple makes fairly apparent this will not be a forceful evacuation, the order parallels notice given Friday the Army Corps plans to close the same lands to the public as of December 5 — meaning all who choose to disobey would be subject to citations or appropriate legal action.

...

14:03

Nemo 3.2.0 With Unity Patches And Without Cinnamon Dependencies Available In New PPA For Ubuntu 16.04 And 16.10 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nemo 3.2.0 with Unity patches and without Cinnamon dependencies is available for Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10. To make it easy to go back to Nemo 2.8.0 for Ubuntu 16.04 users in case something doesn't work properly (because there were quite a few under the hood changes in Nemo), I decided to upload the latest Nemo 3.2.0 to a new PPA.

Nemo 3.2.0 Unity

For those not familiar with Nemo, this is the default Cinnamon file manager, forked from the old Nautilus 3.4. Nemo features include:
  • dual pane (can be enabled from the View menu or using the F3 key)
  • unified, configurable toolbar (you can show or hide the up, next, home, open in terminal, new folder, search button and more);
  • built-in actions, scripts and extensions manager;
  • treeview sidebar option;
  • re-worked statusbar with zoom controls, free space info, as well as options to toggle displaying the places sidebar, treeview or completely hide the sidebar;
  • the main toolbar, menubar, and statusbar can be hidden;
  • built-in "Open as root" and "Open in terminal" context menu items;
  • "Set as Wallpaper" context menu for images;
  • sidebar: indicators under each drive, displaying the free/used space;
  • improved the Open With dialog;
  • option to resize individual desktop icons;
  • much more.

Nemo 3.2.0 with two panes and plugin manager

  • option to choose on which monitor to show the desktop folder (icons). This can be changed via Dconf Editor (org > nemo > desktop > desktop-layout...
  • ...

14:02

Without Evidence Of Tax Payment, No International Passports For Nigerians- FG "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Tunde Fowler, on Monday said soon, Nigerians might begin to show evidence of tax payment before obtaining their passports.

Tunde Fowler said this at the 136th meeting of the Joint Tax Board which had the theme: ''Increased Inter-Agency Co-operation to Enhance Tax Compliance and Optimise Revenue Collection'' in Abuja.

He said: ''We did take a position and I believe it would be implemented in the very near future that before you get any services from the immigration department: renewal of passports etc, you’d have to show that you are a tax payer.

   ''These things are normal all over the world, In an effort to serve Nigerians and Nigeria better. People believe that payment of tax is a burden and I’ll repeat that you only pay tax on income and profits.

   ''So if you reside in Nigeria and you are benefiting from being a Nigerian resident, it is only fair that you contribute to the system that makes you enjoy that standard of living.''

So… How Much Does The FBI Really Know About You? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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by Derrick Broze

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is facing a new lawsuit from EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) regarding the agency’s latest biometric identification system. The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system is made up of fingerprints, iris scans, faceprints, and other facial recognition data. EPIC is suing regarding the FBI’s plan to include tattoos and scars in the database.

According to EPIC:

“With NGI, the FBI will expand the number of uploaded photographs and provide investigators with ‘automated facial recognition search capability.’ The FBI intends to do this by eliminating restrictions on the number of submitted photographs (including photographs that are not accompanied by tenprint fingerprints) and allowing the submission of non-facial photographs (e.g. scars or tattoos).”

“The FBI also widely disseminates this NGI data. According to the FBI’s latest NGI fact sheet, 24,510 local, state, tribal, federal and international partners submitted queries to NGI in September 2016.”

EPIC is asking a judge to force the FBI to release records about its plan to share the biometric data with the U.S. Department of Defense. EPIC filed a Freedom of Information Act request last year, but the FBI has so far refused to release the 35 pages of responsive records. EPIC and privacy advocates are concerned about the potential for cases of mistaken identity and abuse of the collected data. EPIC also argues “the FBI stated that ‘[i]ncreased collection and retention of personally identifiable information presents a correspondingly increased risk that the FBI will then be maintaining more information that might potentially be subject to loss or unauthorized use.”

Although very little is actually known about the database, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and EPIC have been able to uncover that the FBI would like to track every individual as they move from one location to another. In 2013, EPIC obtained a document that showed “NGI shall return an incorrect candidate a maximum of 20% of the time.”

In 2011, EFF observed the growing biometrics trend:

“Once the collection of biometrics becomes standardized, it becomes much easier to locate and track someone across all aspects of their life. EFF believes that perfect tracking is...

14:01

Meat: We Don’t Need It, We’re Just Addicted To It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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14:00

Implants, Energetic Attacks, And Magic Manifestation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Implants, Energetic Attacks, And Magic Manifestation

Many lightworkers have been attacked recently by people pretending to be of the Light.  Curses, implants, and energetic attacks are amongst many of the ways various people have been attacked.

Be cognizant of how your Free Will comes into play when agreeing to have implant removal or curses bounded because when other people help to clear you, they may also be giving you NEW and FAR WORSE implants.

Host Michelle Walling speaks candidly about recent energetic attacks, implants, reptilians, and how all has been shown to her as an experience in order to master 3d so that 5d will magnetize toward her.

Topics of discussion:

  • Agents in the matrix
  • Black magic and curses
  • Implants and how they are used
  • What to do in an energetic attack
  • What to do if your children are attacked
  • Future shows and focus on manifestations for wayshowers, lightworkers, healers, etc.
  • How the veil is being lifted
  • How every experience, good or bad, helps you grow and master 3D

Find out more about Michelle Walling on the following websites:

http://www.michellewalling.com
http://www.cosmicstarseeds.com
http://www.in5d.com
http://www.howtoexitthematrix.com
http://www.thestarchildren.net
http://www.woowoomedia.com

Via:...

14:00

Oxford Professors: ‘We Must Tax Meat by 40% to Save the Planet from Climate Change’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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There’s a brand new way to save the planet, and a group of professors from Oxford University wants to force the issue by assessing enormous taxes on foods said to have higher “climate impact.”

To make a long story short, they want to force everyone that doesn’t have a high income to become vegan by taxing the living daylights out of animal products. If you think your grocery bill is out of control now, just you wait if these scientists get their way.

By taxing items like beef by 40%, dairy products and poultry by 20%, and certain vegetable oils, the planet will be saved.

Forty percent.

That means a pound of ground beef that now costs $6 would cost $8.40.  A gallon of organic milk would also go up by $2-3, depending what you pay now. The financial impact would be massive. Average humans won’t be able to afford to eat much besides beans and rice.

In a study dated November 7th, 2016, the Oxford Martin School, part of Oxford University, suggested a system of taxation to discourage people from buying and eating certain foods. The scientists suggested that the foods which contribute the most to the anthropogenic global warming, the man-made-global-warming-turned-climate change that we hear so much about, will be taxed at a higher rate. The report states:

“Emissions pricing of foods would generate a much needed contribution of the food system to reducing the impacts of global climate change,” said Dr Marco Springmann of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, who led the study. “We hope that’s something policymakers gathering this week at the Marrakech climate conference will take note of.”

Much of the emissions reduction would stem from higher prices and lower consumption of animal products, as their emissions are particularly high. The researchers found that beef would have to be 40% more expensive globally to pay for the climate damage caused by its production. The price of milk and other meats would need to increase by up to 20%, and the price of vegetable oils would also increase significantly. The researchers estimate that such price increases would result in around 10% lower consumption of food items that are high in emissions. “If you’d have to pay 40% more for your steak, you might choose to have it once a week instead of twice,” said Dr Springmann.

The report also says tha...

14:00

Review: The Muhammad Code – How a Desert Prophet Brought You ISIS, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Howard Bloom

4.0 out of 5 stars Justification for Global Genocide of All Muslims, November 28, 2016

I received this book as a gift from the author. I have known Howard for over fifteen years and very favorably reviewed past books of his, including Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century, a six-star endeavor, in my top ten percent. Like all geniuses, Howard walks a fine line on any given day between genius and lunacy, and this book unfortunately falls just over the lunatic side of the line — or — a more favorable interpretation — it is a fully-funded CIA and/or Mossad psychological operation intended to help the neo-cons manipulate Donald Trump into selecting criminally insane people to run the Departments of State and Defense from 2017 onward.

Howard, a self-professed Zionist, has proffered the most detailed screed I have ever seen that — if true and if embraced by all Muslims — is absolutely the justification that Dick Cheney, the neo-cons, and the Zionist faction in Israel need to declare a global genocide campaign against all Muslims, including those in Indonesia, India, and Malaysia as well as North Africa. In that context, Iran will be a bonus, and Saudi Arabia, the exporter of Wahhabism and the funder of terrorism everywhere including Syria, “collateral damage.”

There is a countervailing book, Islam vs. ISIS that I believe is closer to the mark. I have given Howard’s book four stars in part because I understand his genius and his intent and see great value is his cataloguing of a “worst case” interpretation of Islam, and in part because by producing this work he will, I hope, inspire serious Arabists and Muslim scholars to finally produce a balanced appraisal that can be embraced by all Muslim countries who wish to avoid being attacked by criminally insane fascists such as the USA has been producing.

Howard’s book is helpful in understanding the truly sick minds in Saudi Arabia and Qatar who have — for the time being — both unlimited funding and unlimited tolerance from an inattentive USA, Europe, and Muslim world. They believe this st...

14:00

What will the data breach landscape look like in 2017? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While many companies have data breach preparedness on their radar, it takes constant vigilance to stay ahead of emerging threats and increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals, according to Experian Data Breach Resolution. “Preparing for a data breach has become much more complex over the last few years,” said Michael Bruemmer, VP at Experian Data Breach Resolution. “Organizations must keep an eye on the many new and constantly evolving threats and address these threats in their incident response … More

14:00

Medical Innovation Bill Would Water Down Disclosure of Industry Payments to Doctors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This week, Congress is expected to consider a bill promoting biomedical research and innovation that would also weaken requirements on pharmaceutical and medical device companies to disclose certain payments to doctors.

The goal of the 21st Century Cures Act, which has bipartisan support, is to help bring drugs and devices to market faster and at lower cost. It would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration and would provide grants to states to address the growing problem of narcotic overdoses.

But tucked into the 996-page bill, released on Friday, are provisions that would water down some requirements of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, passed in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. That law requires drug and device companies to publicly report virtually all payments to doctors, including meals, gifts, travel, royalties, as well as speaking and consulting fees. The disclosures can be found on the government’s Open Payments website and on ProPublica’s Dollars for Docs tool.

Under the Cures Act, companies would not have to report the value of textbooks and medical journal reprints given to doctors. They also wouldn’t have to disclose payments for continuing medical education courses, essentially training programs funded by companies about subjects that they care about and run by third-parties. Drug companies are not supposed to have a say in the speakers for such programs.

The preponderance of payments reported under the Sunshine Act are for meals. Of the 26.5 million non-research payments made from August 2013 to December 2015, 22.9 million of them, or 87 percent, were for meals. These would remain disclosed under the new measure.

By contrast, about 4 percent, or 1 million, were for educational items and gifts, according to a ProPublica analysis.

Dozens of medical societies have called for the exemptions, saying patients benefit when physicians have access to the most up-to-date medical information.

“These are smart tweaks to the law,” said Thomas Sullivan, president of Rockpointe Corp., which provides continuing medical education to physicians, and editor of a website that follows industry developments. “This is not trying to tear down transparency in any respect. This is simply to make it a little bit more clear that things that are for education, which really...

13:56

Female Corp Member Narrates How She Escaped Ritualists In Akure, Ondo State (Pic) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This was me yesterday morning, hale and hearty , full of life before I stepped out to work not knowing of the danger that lies ahead......😢 as I closed from work, took a bike to a supermarket called NAO along cathedral Akure, after picking few stuffs i needed, I crossed to the other side to board a taxi to my estate called Ijapo here in Akure, then I waved this taxi and the driver stopped.,

I moved closer and told him ijapo then he asked me to get in, inside the car I met two already seated at the back, then one at the front seats with the driver making 4, we became 5 plus me but after a few second of driving a guy from the back alighted, leaving two of us at the back sit, then the guy with me at the back sit told the driver to pack that he wants to drop too.

And the driver asked, bro! Are you the owner of the Ghana must go filled with dollars at the booth, the guy replied yes and the driver said il drive you to our chairman at the garage, you want to put me in trouble abi? You entered my taxi with such big amount of money without telling me, Immediately I told the driver what right has he got to open a passengers bag, b4 I finished this statement the guy who claimed to own the bag started crying, begging the driver not to expose him , that he works with one Alhaji at Lagos who sells gold and change dollars then Alhaji just died and everyone absconded with what they like, that inside the bag he had 1.5m dollars.

Immediately my guardian angel appear and instructed me to look at the side mirror of both front seat I did, behold the first guy had scar all over his face and the driver's eyeball covered in blood but already healing.

Immediately I shouted with my whole strength "Drop me now!!! he said Aunty you need to follow us, today is our lucky day, this guy will settle us. Again I yelled "I say Drop me now!!!! Then he parked drop me off on motion around oja market and zoomed off. God saved me! Then people gathered round me and started sharing thier experiences, a woman told me that normally they have jazzed me but it wasn't effective on me that, as I entered the taxi I am suppose to agree with them the next thing il find myself in a bush! After Rapping me turn

By turn, they will take my naked pic, give me other concoction to swallow, dispose me off my valuables, drive me at...

13:55

The Trump Tower Elevator Cam Live Stream – 8:00am to 6:00pm… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yes, it’s the human fish tank. Go ahead, try NOT to watch it. But be careful. You’ll never know what you missed, unless you watch… But then you’ll know what you wouldn’t have known if you hadn’t watched. On the … Continue reading

13:55

Engaging Left Behind Communities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

to issues - be it responding to community tensions, provocative far right marches or preventing extremist candidates winning elections. This is vital work but it also leaves us frustrated that we don't have time to tackle long term divisions in communities.

13:54

Psychopathic rant: British neo-Nazi youth leader says 'Hitler was wrong to show Jews mercy' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jack Renshaw, a spokesman for the British far-right fascist group National Action, is facing a criminal investigation after a recording emerged of him telling a secret meeting that Hitler's only mistake was to have shown the Jewish people "mercy." In the recording, taken at an event called the Yorkshire Forum earlier this year, Renshaw is heard sharing extreme anti-Semitic views. "Hitler was right in many senses, but you know where he was wrong? He showed mercy to people who did not deserve mercy," the young man says in the recording, heard by the Times. "As nationalists, we need to learn from the mistakes of the National Socialists and we need to realize that, no, you do not show the Jew mercy," he added.

13:54

Iraqi forces liberate ISIS-held Territory on Nineveh Plain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Iraqi forces liberate ISIS-held Nineveh Plain

AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2016 Displaced Iraqis arrive at refugee camp on October 22, 2016 in the town of Qayyarah, south of Mosul, as an operation to recapture the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group takes place. Iraqi security forces battled for a second day with Islamic State group gunmen who infiltrated Kirkuk in a brazen raid that rattled Iraq as it ramped up an offensive to retake Mosul. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Displaced Iraqis arrive at refugee camp on October 22, 2016 in the town of Qayyarah, south of Mosul, as an operation to recapture the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group takes place.
Iraqi security forces battled for a second day with Islamic State group gunmen who infiltrated Kirkuk in a brazen raid that rattled Iraq as it ramped up an offensive to retake Mosul. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

The “We Are Coming, Nineveh” Operation said on Monday that it liberated the Nineveh Plain area from ISIS.

Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yar Allah, commander of the operations of the Mosul battle which was launched on October 17, said security forces will resume their operations until they purge all of Mosul from ISIS.

In the east front, commanders in the counter-terrorism force said the countdown to restore the left coast from ISIS has begun. This comes after the counter-terrorism force liberated 20 neighborhoods from the east coast.

Lt. Gen. Abdul-Ghani al-Assadi, commander of the counter-terrorism force in east Mosul, said the people’s cooperation helped them restore most of these neighborhoods.

Meanwhile, the Iraq army announced killing 54 ISIS members in shelling that targeted the organization’s posts in south of Mosul. The US-led coalition also destroyed four booby-trapped cars for ISIS in east Mosul.

Mosul’s poor struggling to get food

Meanwhile, the United Nations said on Tuesday there w...

13:51

IYC Chieftain. Porri Condemns Extra-judicial Killings of Ijaws By Security Agents "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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By Amos Okioma
LAGOS NOVEMBER 29TH (URHOBOTODAY)- A lawyer and frontline leader of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Barr. Tare Porri has condemned the frequent harassment and killings of Ijaw people by security agents made up of police, soldiers and other military team.
Porri, the Deputy Speaker, IYC Parliament, gave the scary revelation on Monday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, while expressing his interest to run for the position of IYC National Legal Adviser in the coming council election.
The IYC leader, who lamented the alleged extra-judicial killings going on in the region, urged the relevant security agencies to be professional in the discharge of their duties and respect the sanctity of human life.
Porri added, “The mandate of my legal team is to address all the legal issues that are confronting the people across the zones and chapters. I have also stated that the extrajudicial killings that are currently going on the Niger Delta is alarming.
“Therefore, if I am given the opportunity to be the NLA, we are going to engage the Inspector-General of Police, the Operation Delta Safe and other security agencies operating in the region to let them know that Ijaw people are not criminals and that they should properly investigate before shooting at our people.
“A lot of things have happened in Ijaw land. A 17-year-old boy from Southern Ijaw was murdered in cold blood. We frowned on it, we mobilized Ijaw people and called for justice. And today, because of our involvement, the people that carried out the dastardly act are facing prosecution for
murder.”
He mentioned that many Ijaw youths were incarcerated in various prisons for no justifiable reasons, saying that when given the mandate, his team would start a process for the enforcement of the fundamental human rights of all Ijaws currently facing different charges without proper trial.
Porri advocated unity in Ijaw nation, saying that without unity and oneness, socio-economic and political development would continue to elude the Ijaw.
He said by virtue of his position as the deputy speaker of IYC, he in concert with other activists had been able to effect the release of over 200 Ijaw youths in different det...

13:51

Documentary Photographer Seun O presents ‘Ladipo: Gods of Machines’ | Friday, December 9th "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This December, Documentary Photographer, Seun O  is set  to showcase a unique exhibition themed “Ladipo: Gods of Machines” The multidisciplinary exhibition seeks to honour the audacity, resourcefulness, creativity and craftsmanship of people carving out opportunities and realities at Ladipo Auto Spare Parts Market which is the largest of its kind in West Africa. Located in Mushin […]

13:50

Britain Down The Drain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Britain Down The Drain Paul Craig Roberts Did you know that Great Britain is going down the drain because the citizens want to remain British? Did you know that the British are inherently racist, jingoistic, bigots, and obnoxious because they don’t want to become Pakistanis, Syrians, Africans or some multicultural combination? Did you know that…

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13:49

From Dec.1st, 1.5Gigabytes For N1,000 Will Cost N3,000 Across ALL Networks, As FG Of Nigeria Imposes Tax "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Subscribers of the Global System of Mobile (GSM) telecommunications across the country would pay more for data with effect from December 1, 2016.

Although the telecoms companies declined to speak on the matter, top management workers across the networks confirmed the story to our correspondent, saying that the directive was from the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a senior management employee of Etisalat Nigeria said,

   ''The NCC issued the directive late last week on the orders of the Federal Government. We have not announced it yet because most of the major telcos have been meeting the NCC on how to reverse this policy, because it will be too harsh for Nigerians.

   ''However, we further gathered that the Federal Government took the decision having discovered that data rates are very low-priced in Nigeria, compared to other countries, including nearby African countries.

   ''The government might have also taken the decision given that Nigerian subscribers have been kicking against the proposed nine per cent Communication Tax, whose bill is currently in the National Assembly.''

Executive Vice-Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Dambatta, pleading not to be mentioned, an employee of MTN, said,

   ''What this means is that MTN, Airtel, Etisalat And Globacom will increase their data rates as from December 1, 2016. A data plan of N1,000 for 1.5 Gigabytes will now be increased to N3,000 at N1,000 per 500 Megabytes.''

In text messages sent out to its subscribers, MTN, Africa’s mobile telecommunications giant, confirmed that it had agreed to implement the directive of the NCC.

The MTN text read, ''Dear customer, please be informed that from 1st of December, some MTN data tariffs will be increased to reflect the new rates set by the NCC for operators. Thank you.''

The Punch could not obtain an official response from the NCC at of the time of filing this report.

However, a representative of the commission said that the telecoms regulator was unaware of such plans by the operators, even as she said her bosses had claimed ignorance of the circulated message.

   ''We are unaware of it. I just asked my...

13:48

New World Order agents attempt to assassinate Rodrigo Duterte "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What we can say for sure is that New World Order agents hate Duterte for numerous reasons. They hate him even more for striking an alliance with Russia and China.

13:45

Five step approach to address data breaches, increase online trust "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Internet Society has released the findings from its 2016 Global Internet Report in which 59 percent of users admit they would likely not do business with a company which had suffered a data breach. Highlighting the extent of the data breach problem, the report makes key recommendations for building user trust in the online environment, stating that more needs to be done to protect online personal information. “One of the key questions raised by … More

13:45

Trump Meets Ex-Bank CEO Who Wants To Abolish The Federal Reserve And Return To The Gold Standard "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As President-elect's Donald Trump's transition rolls on, more and more attention is being paid to possible selections for a variety of high-ranking positions and meetings that might help decide these appointments. On Monday, Trump will meet with John Allison, the former CEO of the bank BB&T and of the libertarian think tank the Cato Institute. There have been reports that Allison is being

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Syrian Battlefields, Latest Military Reports ~ East and Northeast Aleppo Fully Liberated, members of terrorist gangs surrendered, fleeing or killed, more successful military operations in other part of the Country ~ [Reports] "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The territory of east Aleppo where 90,000 residents live was liberated from terrorists on Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Some 90,000 residents live in east Aleppo freed from militants, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said. "By noon on November 29, the territory of the city where 90,000 residents of Aleppo live, has been fully freed from terrorists." Over the past 24 hours, 507 terrorists have left Aleppo and laid down arms, the center said, adding that 484 fighters among local residents have been immediately granted amnesty. The ministry said that the residents of the area received humanitarian aid and medical assistance. On Tuesday, Syrian Army's General Command called on militants to lay down arms in accordance with an amnesty decree, to stop the bloodshed, bombing of residential areas as well attacks on civilians. Over the recent months, Aleppo has been a major battleground in Syria, engaging government forces, jihadists, and numerous opposition groups. Eastern Aleppo is held by militants, encircled by government forces, and the fighting has affected thousands of civilians still trapped in the city. Between 200,000 and 300,000 civilians are still held by terrorists in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, according to Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien...>>>...>>>...

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13:43

Feudalism - A Contract of Silence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Feudalism and its implications do not simply pertain to the perceived external actions of day to day business and human affairs – these constructs and this methodology of control extends itself into the beyond; into those realms which are not seen at present but which hold sway over every living and dead thing that passes between it's “borders.”

13:43

Edward Snowden, Oliver Stone film reviewed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from the USA says about itself:

16 September 2016

Director Oliver Stone joined Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, for a conversation about his upcoming film Snowden. In a both informative and entertaining Forum, Stone explained the artistic process and difficulties of translating the controversial story of Edward Snowden into a film. While answering questions from the audience, Stone touched on his work in prior films, his motivation in telling political stories through cinema, and his views on the state of America’s government surveillance programs.

On 26 November 2011, I went to see the film Snowden by Oliver Stone.

The film starts with young Edward Snowden, from a conservative military family, indignant about the 9/11 attacks, joining the United States military Special Forces. Soon, he gets injured.

Snowden switches to the CIA; where his computer skills are welcome.

The CIA also welcomes that Snowden says his inspiration is right-wing author Ayn Rand. And that he says emphatically Yes to the question whether he considers the USA to be the greatest country in the world.

However, gradually...

13:42

SR 1364 – To Romney or Not to Romney "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Visit our website now: http://www.billstill.com - considered by informed insiders’ as THE ultimate resource for fixing the National Debt problem and surviving Economic or Financial Collapse/Crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about Washington and today’s United States Political Climate. Good evening, I’m still reporting on To Romney or Not to Romney Despite the fact that a weekend Breitbart poll shows that of the top 3 contenders in the running to become America’s next Secretary of State, Mitt Romney scored a measly 8.7% compared to 25.7% for John Bolton and 37.2% for Rudy Giuliani, rumors persist that President-Elect Donald Trump may still actually be considering Romney for the nation’s most important cabinet post - 4th in the line of succession. Trump stalwarts like no less than Trump’s own campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, have been raining down warnings of imminent revolt should Romney get the nod – especially over Bolton – a genuine foreign affairs expert as the former ambassador to the UN – or Former May or New York, Rudy Giuliani, who stuck his neck out early and often in support of Trump when he really needed a major credible figure to go television for him. Conway went on CNN’s “State of the Union” this morning as though campaigning against Romney: “I’m all for party unity, but I’m not sure we have to pay for that with secretary of state position.” Conway then took to Twitter in response to folks asking her if she had said these things to Trump, himself. “I did tell him privately. And I'll respect his decision. Point is the volume & intensity of grassroots resistance to Romney is breathtaking.” I don’t think I can ever remember a President-Elect’s campaign manager coming out and crossing swords with the President-Elect before the inauguration over a potential cabinet pick. Over the weekend some Trump supporters like insider Mike Huckabee suggested that Romney would be acceptable only if he publically apologized for his hurtful and over-hyped criticisms of Trump during the campaign. Then today, came this – New York magazine’s fake apology from Romney. This apology is apparently a satire, but I certainly wasn’t sure until my wife read it, I searched the so-called fact-checking websites and finally searched throughout the web to no avail for confirmation. At best, New York magazine has stooped to click baiting its audience. It certainly worked for me. But the clear intent to confuse the audience is also nothing less that joining the long list of “fake news” websites that Google and Facebook have sworn to ban. So what’s going on here? Since KellyAnne seems to not be privy to being on the inside with the Romney trial balloon, there is only one person closer to the President-Elect other than his family, and that would be Stephen K. Bannon, former chairman of Breitbart News, who was recently dubbed Trump’s presidential strategy chief. So what are they up to? Well, since they have let this divisive speculation over Romney play out.......

13:41

Over 2,000 deer reported dead in South Dakota disease outbreak "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, a viral disease that killed more than 3,700 deer in 2012, has impacted the population this year, with more than 2,000 deer found dead in 23 counties, The Mitchell Daily Republic reported. The heaviest losses have been in Brule, Aurora and Beadle Counties. In Beadle County, 209 deer were found dead and in Brule County, 206 deer were found dead. Hughes and Sully Counties were not spared. A total of 140 deer were found dead in Hughes County, while 85 were found in Sully County, said Andy Lindbloom, senior big game biologist. "We definitely got closer to 2012 than we would have liked," Lindbloom said. The state issued about 29,000 resident licenses this year. It also issued about 42,000 individual tags, a 33 percent increase from last year. Lindbloom said that about 1,500 licenses were returned as of Monday afternoon. Hunters with licenses for the muzzleloader deer season have until the end of this week to send their tags in for a refund.

13:41

Turkey demands life sentences for Erdogan coup 'hit squad' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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47 people face trial in makeshift court in provincial city charged with attempting to kill president Erdogan in failed 15 July coup

13:38

Egyptian Troops in Syria? " These Allegations Exist Only In the Imagination Of Those Who Promote Them" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There’s a rumour going ‘round....

Discussed a bit here last week- Hubby and I searched and searched for verification of said rumour. Couldn't find it

November 23/2016-  Egypt unlikely to send military forces to Syria: Al-Sisi

Egypt is unlikely to send military forces to Syria, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Tuesday, stressing that it would be better if Syria’s national army took sole responsibility for securing the country.

November 25/2016: Egypt has not sent troops to Syria: Military source


November 26/2013 : Egypt denies sending military troops to Syria after Al-Sisi explicitly supports Al-Assad

Qassem Al-Khatib, a member in the National Coalition of the Syrian Opposition, told Daily News Egypt that Egypt had not sent any military troops to Syria

November 27/2016: Egypt denies sending military troops to Syria

Egypt’s foreign ministry denied in a statement on Sunday the presence of Egyptian military troops in Syria, reiterating its commitment to non-intervention in internal affairs of other countries.

“These allegations exist only in the imagination of those who promote them,” foreign ministry’s statement read, stressing on Egypt’s commitment to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states.

Sputnik November 27/2016

Some Arab newspapers reported about Egyptian military presence in Syria," the statement published on the Foreign Ministry’s Facebook page read. "Egypt is committed to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries."

Egyptian military has been accused of sending troops to the aid of the embattled Syrian government. Many Arab Gulf states support opposition forces in Syria. A Russian government spokesman said earlier this month he could not confirm reports that Egyptian soldiers were present in Syria.

Could this rumour have been started as a way to demonize Egypt? To cause discord amongst neighbours? Possible.

November 28/2016: Egypt denies it has a military presence in Syria

28 November 2016 13:46 Egypt Denies Presence of Egyptian Forces in Syria...

13:37

The Media War Has Begun "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gentlemen may cry, "Peace! Peace!" but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me freedom of the press or give me death!

13:35

Cyber Attack Cripples the internet for Nearly 1million Users "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Mirai Botnet is getting more problematic with each passing day. But this is not because the virus is becoming more sophisticated. The problem is with weak internet-of-things devices. In October of this year, the Mirai botnet crippled the whole internet, sending it offline for a couple of hours. Some of the world’s most popular

The post Cyber Attack Cripples the internet for Nearly 1million Users appeared first on Hacker News Bulletin | Find the Latest Hackers News.

13:31

How A Nigerian Policeman Allegedly Tried To Set Up A Good Samaritan By Planting Bullets In His Car "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yes, I know that some of them are wicked, but to go this far and be this desperate and callous? My God!! I'm speechless!! Someone shared this story about what allegedly happened after he gave a Policeman a lift.. Read the shocking story below..

''Please, be careful to give any Policeman a lift when traveling. My friend gave one a lift on his way to Ibadan recently. The officer sat in front of the car and was also going to Ibadan.

All of a sudden, he changed his mind and came down at Shagamu junction. My friend suspecting something was wrong drove down a bit and decided to check the seat where the officer sat. Lo and behold, he saw 4 bullets carefully tucked under the seat the Policeman sat.

He picked them and threw them into the bush. Few kilometres after, he was stopped at a check point and was asked to come down for stop and search.

They searched for more than 30mins. Puzzled, he asked what the matter was? No answer. He noticed one of them was on phone all the while and he kept quoting his plate number on the phone.

After 1hr of search, nothing was found then he was asked to go.

Obviously the officer he gave a lift wanted to implicate him which failed.

Stay vigilant & prayerful!''

13:31

My 350 on Donald Trump: on remembering November 8, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Remember, remember the 8th of November, OR, the relevance of V for Vendetta in our troubled political times…

2016 has seen the advent of an era of fear and hate. It has seen a resurgence of populism and white supremacism. Yesterday with Brexit, today the election of a misogynist, racist and homophobic Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, and the fear tomorrow, of a victory of the far right in France. 2016 is definitely not the best year for democracy. At least for democracy as it is now ideally conceived: power to all people, so they will never see their rights denied again by a privileged few.

Reading Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s 1988 comic V for Vendetta – or watching James McTeigue’s adaptation on screen for the laziest – has perhaps never been more appropriate than today. V for Vendetta tells the story of the fight by a mysterious anarchist terrorist against the fascist state of a dystopian future Britain. The two authors’ idea was based on their “political pessimism” regarding Thatcherism, whose authoritarian aspects they extrapolated into an imagined fascist neo-Conservative Britain. When the film was released in 2006, parallels were drawn with George W. Bush’s administration, including by director James McTeigue: “We felt the [graphic] novel was very prescient to how the political climate is at the moment. It really showed what can happen when society is ruled by government, rather than the government being run as a voice for the people”. Now that Trump has been elected president of the United States, V for Vendetta has become more than ever a global story.  

There are a number of things that V for Vendetta can help us remember. The beginning of the story – the ascension to power of Chancellor Sutler/Susan (Adam Sutler in the film; Adam Susan in the comic) sounds awfully familiar:

“Our story begins as these stories often do, with a young up-and-coming politician. He's a deeply religious man and a member of the Conservative party. He's completely single-minded and has no regard for political process. The more power he attains, the more obvious his zealotry, the more aggressive his supporters become. The true goal of his project is power. Complete and total hegemonic domination.”

In V for Vendetta, all those who are ‘different’ disappear. Homosexuals, people of colour, Jews, Muslims; everyone who i...

13:30

SMBs will spend $564 billion on IT hardware, software, and services "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

IDC forecasts SMBs will spend $564 billion on IT hardware, software, and services, including business services, in 2016. This amount is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2%, reaching $668 billion in 2020. “The Third Platform has disrupted traditional IT markets and how large organizations deliver IT services. For SMBs, the result has been largely positive: a stronger ability to compete with larger firms, more easily enter new markets, more … More

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Trump to Prosecute Hillary, Recount, at War with MSM, and Fake News. Michael Rivero (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Could Hillary FBI Email Derail US Election? Michael Rivero

Trump to Prosecute Hillary, Recount, at War with MSM, and Fake News. Michael Rivero Video Neocons, CIA and the “deep state” in the U.S.. NATO in Europe. Who else is being aggressive in our world towards other nations? Who else is continually poking Russia and China to provoke a war? What actions have Russia or…

The post Trump to Prosecute Hillary, Recount, at War with MSM, and Fake News. Michael Rivero (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:30

A Scientific Outlook for a Post-Factual World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a climate of fear, the rules of public discourse become obsolete, and the open horizon of possible futures is narrowed to a single escape route that fear-mongers have decided is the only way forward. This is a poor way to cope with uncertainty, and it stands in striking contrast to the methods of science and free inquiry.

13:30

Two extremely bright fireballs over Spain within 12 hours – Meteor after Fukushima earthquake – Giant ball of fire in Florida "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two extremely bright fireballs over Spain within 12 hours – Meteor after Fukushima earthquake – Giant ball of fire in Florida

Nice try cabal, but you’re not going anywhere! 😉 — Editor

Signs in the sky! Two extremely bright fireballs disintegrated over Spain within 12 hours on November 18, 2016.

Moreover, a teenager recorded a meteor shortly after yesterday’s Fukushima earthquake and large space bolide was recorded in Florida on November 21, 2016. Fire in the sky!

Fire in the sky! This first bright fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea on November 18, 2016 and was recorded by the cameras at the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto and La Sagra, Spain.

According to first calculations, the space rock was travelling at meteoroid at about 72 000 km/h (44 700 mph). It entered at an altitude of about 80 km (50 miles) above the Mediterranean Sea and exploded at a height of around 60 km (37 miles) above the Mediterranean sea.

Less than 12 hours later, a bright daylight meteor was captured passing over Sevilla on November 19:

Meanwhile, a teenager from Japan filmed a  burning meteor across the sky shortly after the Japanese earthquake struck.

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13:27

South Korea’s embattled President, Park Geun Hye says she’s Willing to Step Down "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Embattled South Korean President Park Geun Hye on Tuesday, said she was prepared to resign as president but would let the parliament decide on her exact political fate. Speaking in a televised address in Seoul, Park added that she would be prepared to let the lawmakers decide how long she should remain in office, if […]

13:24

Autistic Boy Tells Santa His Darkest Secret And Santa Replies With These 5 Words "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the weeks and days leading up to Christmas there's a lot of fun and exciting activities to do that fill up young child's mind and time. They get to decorate the tree, make gingerbread houses and treats, make festive cards, write up their Christmas wish list, and above all else, visit Santa Claus! Paying Santa Claus a personal visit and chatting with the jolly old fellow is a cherished memory

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Jim Mneymneh, the Ballet Statue "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Submitted to the Smithsonian's photo contest in the "altered photograph" category.

13:24

What Happens if Assad Wins? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Times finally discusses Syria in terms that make sense to me, admitting that Assad is likely to win the civil war:

With the Syrian government making large territorial gains in Aleppo on Monday, routing rebel fighters and sending thousands of people fleeing for their lives, President Bashar al-Assad is starting to look as if he may survive the uprising, even in the estimation of some of his staunchest opponents.
But should he win, it is not likely to be a very glorious victory:
Yet, Mr. Assad’s victory, if he should achieve it, may well be Pyrrhic: He would rule over an economic wasteland hampered by a low-level insurgency with no end in sight, diplomats and experts in the Middle East and elsewhere say.
Post-civil war Syria was described by former U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford as "a half-dead corpse. . . a gaping wound that stretches as far as the eye can see." Assad has offended the U.S. and the E.U. too deeply to be able to get any rebuilding aid from them or the World Bank, and his friends in Iran and Russia don't have much money to give him. So the Syrian government will be broke, its industry ruined, its largest city rubble, with ISIS and al Qaeda still on the loose.

Syria's suffering is likely to go on for at least another decade.

13:22

Panic in Maiduguri as soldiers test new weapons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There was widespread panic on Tuesday in some parts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital as soldiers tested weapons newly allocated to some units engaged in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency. Residents reported heavy booming sounds in the early hours of the day, which forced many to scamper to safety. The situation also prompted […]

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13:22

Congress Passes World War III Legislation Despite Trump’s Election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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When you voted for Donald Trump, didn’t you believe that this was a vote for peace and he would negotiate a mutually beneficial agreement with Russia?

Just when I thought the electoral process offered the people hope, I have learned that our vote means little to nothing.

The case in point for this new found pessimism lies in Trump’s apparent irrelevance when it comes to going to war. I thought that a vote for Trump was a vote for negotiation instead of war with the Russians over Syria. Apparently, I was wrong.

World War II Is Almost Here

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Ron Paul called Hillary Clinton “The War President”, meaning that she would be very likely to get us into World War III.

Clinton is well-known for being the best friend of the military-industrial-complex. Hillary and her staff made comments regarding going to war in Syria, and Russia be damned! in addition, in debate #2, Hillary Clinton clearly stated that she intended to impose a N0-Fly Zone in Syria. A blind man could see that a Hillary Clinton presidency would  undoubtedly put us into a direct confrontation with Russia.The mystery was over, I know there would be a World War III if we ever let her get elected. Well, I mistakenly believed that if we blocked Hillary’s path to the White House, our children would not immediately become cannon fodder in a world war that would start in Syria. Unfortunately, I was wrong.

We are going to have war, no matter who gets elected. More on that later because this statement assumes that Donald Trump will be President when war breaks out and that may not be the case.

Here is a look at the legislation that is going to bring us war.


 

H.R.5732 – Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2...

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Airport Privatization "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Airports in the United States need investment and improvements in operations efficiency and are thus ripe for privatization. Privatization is not a radical concept, around the world today many airports are run by private corporations or in public-private partnerships. In their latest report, The Ownership of Europe’s Airports, the Airports Council International writes:

Today, over 40% of European airports have at least some private shareholders – and these airports handle the lion’s share of air traffic. This year, about 3 out of every 4 passenger journeys will be through one of these airports…it is only a matter of time before fully publically-owned airports become a minority in the EU.

Moreover, even the public airports are typically structured as corporations that must pay their own way:

[Europe’s] airports – be they public or private – are to be run as businesses in their own right, strongly incentivised to continuously improve and underpinned by the principle that users pay a reasonable price to cover the cost of providing the facilities and services that they benefit from. There is no denying the tangible benefits that this approach has brought the EU – significant volumes of investment in necessary infrastructure, higher service quality levels, and a commercial acumen which allows airport operators to diversify revenue streams and minimise the costs that users have to pay – all of which are fundamental requirements to boost air connectivity.

The biggest restriction on airport privatization is that if a state or local government sells an airport it must use all of the proceeds to fund airport infrastructure–which makes the procedure pointless from their point of view. As I mentioned earlier, there is an Airport Privatization Pilot Program (APPP) which lifts this restriction but only if 65% of the air carriers serving the airport agree to the privatization. The APP is also slow and includes other restrictions. The Congressional Research Service has a good run down.

[Restrictions] include the need for 65% of air carriers serving the airport to approve a lease or sale of the airport; restrictions on increases in airport rates and charges that exceed the rate of increase of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), and a requirement that a private operator comply with grant assurances made by the previous public sector operator to obtain AIP [Federal] grants. In addition, after privatization the airport will be eligible for AIP formula grants to...

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ALERT: James Turk – The World Is About To See A Historic Shift Out Of Stocks Into Gold "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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ALERT: James Turk – The World Is About To See A Historic Shift Out Of Stocks Into Gold As we kick off the final week of trading in November, today James Turk told King World News that the world is about to see a historic shift away from stocks and into gold. James Turk:  “A lot of publicity…

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BREAKING: Axe-wielding man shot by police in East Yorkshire, Britain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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EAST YORKSHIRE (WeAreChange) — A 31 year old male suspect, who could not be named, has been shot by police in Hull, East Yorkshire after reportedly wielding a ‘double-ended axe’ in public.

Armed police were dispatched to the scene near a local post office arriving shortly after 9.20am (local time) following ‘concerns for the safety of the public’.

Witnesses said there was a huge police presence in the Charles Street vicinity of the city this morning, with several roads cordoned off and firefighters also in attendance.

Original reports incorrectly stated the suspect was fatally shot but police officials have since clarified that he is receiving medical attention.

A Humberside Police spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that a 31-year-old man was injured at 9.37am today after shots were fired by officers.

‘We deployed armed officers to the Holderness Road area shortly after 9.20am, following reports of concerns for the safety of the public in relation to a man seen near the Post Office in Holderness Road, Hull.

‘The man, who cannot be named, is now receiving medical attention.

‘An investigation is underway and the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is standard practice in such incidents.

‘We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time. As such, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this stage.’

Further updates to follow

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Battery breakthrough charges in seconds, lasts for a week "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Illustration representing the novel design of a hybrid supercapacitor, showing bundles of nanowires (blue) coated with 2D energy-storage materials (yellow) (credit: University of Central Florida)

University of Central Florida researchers have developed a radical new supercapacitor design that could one day replace lithium-ion batteries, allowing users to charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and with a charge that lasts a week, according to the researchers. The new battery would be flexible and a fraction of the size of a lithium-ion battery.

The proof-of-concept design is based on a hybrid supercapacitor composed of a core with millions of highly conductive nanowires coated with shells of two-dimensional materials. It combines fast charging and discharging (high power density) and high storage capacity (high energy density).

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Perspectives from the Sky: Bridge of Connection and Astrology Forecast November 27 – December 3 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Perspectives from the Sky

We come to the end of the 4th quarter lunar phase this week.   That lunar cycle began at the New Moon in Scorpio on October 30.  This passing lunar cycle included the deep realities that Scorpio represents; the mystery of Samhain; and the very intense election for President of the USA.

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We finish that lunar cycle on November 29  as we experience a New Moon in Sagittarius at 7:18 AM EST that day.

Time to at least begin to let go of processing our deep hurts from what occurred this past lunar month.

Scorpio takes one to reality- deeper core reality.   It brings out secrets and hidden agendas. It is sign of transformation, ruled by planet Pluto, god of the underworld.  As such, it helps one to let go, release, and let die; while then assisting in having a sense of rebirth or renewal.

And Sagittarius is the perfect sign for rising in renewal.

This New Moon in Sagittarius on November 29 is meant to be a trigger to start again to have new beginnings.

Sagittarius is a sign of inspiration and taking the high road.  It helps one to find answers or meaning.  It is intuitive and free spirited by nature, and likes to take adventures.

This Sagittarius New Moon is squared by Neptune, so there may be more confusion than with the usual Sagittarius New Moon.

Neptune will also help with the process of surrending and letting go.  This is a time to let go of set agendas and to trust the process, not focus on the bottom line or end result.

Taking the high road instead of expressing our more negative instincts is best now with Sagittarius.

If one makes intention for what is best for all concerned, even if one’s ego disagrees, then one is aligned with the higher realms of the Universe.

Sagittarius is also about feeling joy and upliftment, so do what brings you joy and inspiration now.

Holidays, if they are celebrated in true heart joy, connects with Sagittarius.

If instead holidays are about stress, rushing around, and having resentments; then it is not aligned with Sagittarius.

So make a concerted effort at this time of year to raise you...

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Standing Rock: A Moment of Clarity for Progressive Activists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

15109487_1146014782161972_7175156683577997372_n.jpgEarth-force meets money-force at Standing Rock. I’m so relieved I’m here. It scares me to think that I might have missed this.

We get up at dawn. Four hundred people walk slowly in a light snow to the river by the camp. A teacher is talking. His headdress is a crisscrossing of long, narrow feathers. He is of the Havasupai, the people who live by the blue-green waterfalls at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. He calls out across the river. “Water is life! Take me! My heart beats with you!”

It’s cold at 7am. The children don’t seem cold though. They run around in the mud and ice. There are 80 tribes here. Some say many more. As we stand on the shore with a slow drum beating, the people shout “water” in many languages. 

The Earth-force is represented by this river and these eagles and these water protectors. We see the Money-force, standing over there on the bridge, just a couple hundred feet from the edge of long meadow of white tipis along the Cannonball River. The police look like a long row of Darth Vaders. 

In the environmental movement, we have yearned for the success of the Civil Rights and the Gender Rights movements. Few of us, though, face the police like the freedom-fighters of old. Arrests and trials are only one indicator of a movement’s power, but an important one. As environmentalists we fall back on soft confrontation dominated by data. Data is bloodless. Lobbying, position papers, endless graphics and electronic petitions might as well be abandoned in the age of Trump.

Evidence points to the need for a quasi-religious transformation of cultural values.  —Dr. Anne Ehrlich and Dr. Paul Ehrlich

Who has undergone this “quasi religious transformation” the Ehrlichs call for now in the time of the Earth’s crisis? I think of Wangari Maathai and her billion trees, Edward Abbey and Earth First and the dreams of freeing western rivers of their dams, Judi Bonds and Larry Gibson in their danger-filled opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining.

The transformation of Standing Rock needs to be carried to many towns and cities. The Earth’s response to its own fever is everywhere all the time, and our activism must this as our map.  We need to press up against militarized and consumerized citizens at all points, and then convert them to life.  Can we pull them across the border between death and life?

Suddenly there is clarity for Earth activists.  With extinction accelerating and climate changing, we must transform with the intensity that one associates with religion.  If some of us wouldn’t be able to convert an actual faith, at least a new Earth politics must be strong enough to break up the over-scheduling, the debt, the tradi.....

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Has GATA’s work made any difference? Will it ever? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Has GATA’s work made any difference? Will it ever? If you have made a donation by credit card in response to our appeal Sunday for financial support — http://www.gata.org/node/16947 — and have not received a personal note of thanks from your secretary/treasurer by e-mail, it’s because I did not have or could not locate an…

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Trump Picks Vocal Obamacare Critic Tom Price As HHS Secretary "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

In a choice that confirms Trump’s intentions to dismantle Obamacare, Reuters reports that President-elect Donald Trump will shortly announce he has chosen vociferous Obamacare critic Tom Price (R. Ga), an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, as his Health and Human Services secretary to help him overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.

Chairman of the House Budget Committee Tom Price

“Chairman Price, a renowned physician, has earned a reputation for being a tireless problem solver and the go-to expert on healthcare policy, making him the ideal choice to serve in this capacity,” Trump said in a statement. “He is exceptionally qualified to shepherd our commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare and bring affordable and accessible healthcare to every American. I am proud to nominate him as Secretary of Health and Human Services.”

Price, who currently leads the House Budget Committee, has spent more than a decade in Congress and has become a close ally of GOP leadership. As a member of the House GOP Doctor’s Caucus, Price helped shape the healthcare plan that House Speaker Paul Ryan now pitches as his alternative to ObamaCare. Trump also slected consultant Seema Verma to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a powerful agency that oversees government health programs and insurance standards.

Price is a vocal critic of ObamaCare and he brings a deep background in health legislation. In 2014 as the law faced a major challenge at the Supreme Court, Price authored his own plan to replace the law.

“I am humbled by the incredible challenges that lay ahead and enthusiastic for the opportunity to be a part of solving them on behalf of the American people,” Price said in the Tuesday morning statement. “There is much work to be done to ensure we have a healthcare system that works for patients, families, and doctors; that leads the world in the cure and prevention of illness; and that is based on sensible rules to protect the well-being of the country while embracing its innovative spirit.”

Trump is expected to cast Price and Verma as a “dream team” to help him once he takes office on Jan. 20 with his campaign pledge to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health law, the Affordable Care Ac...

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Fatah re-elects Abbas at opening of first congress in 7 years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Some analysts see the congress as an attempt by Abbas to marginalise longtime rival Mohammed Dahlan, currently in exile in the UAE

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Clear Linux Is Now Auto-Updating, Switches To Mesa 13.0 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Intel's high-performance Clear Linux distribution is now auto-updating by default, including for packages like Mesa and the X.Org Server...

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“An Open Letter to American Jews” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Originally published in Counterpunch November 25, 2016 “An Open Letter to American Jews” by Stanley Cohen Proud Jews are those that can look others in the face who commit or support crimes against humanity in Palestine and, with no hesitation whatsoever, shout-out “J’accuse” … the self hating ones are those that commit the crimes or […]

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Republican-Led Congress Oversees Large-Scale Importation of Somali Migrants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Steve Watson

Since 2001, the United States has permanently resettled nearly 100,000 migrants from Somalia. Visit Site

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Trump Picks Vocal Obamacare Critic Tom Price As HHS Secretary "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a choice that confirms Trump’s intentions to dismantle Obamacare, Reuters reports that President-elect Donald Trump will shortly announce he has chosen vociferous Obamacare critic Tom Price (R. Ga), an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, as his Health and Human Services secretary to help him overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.

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Evan Rachel Wood opens up about rape "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

“Westworld” star Evan Rachel Wood has a controversial past. After all, the actress was engaged to rocker Marilyn Manson at one point in her life, and she was also married to actor Jamie Bell for two years before she announced that she is bisexual and they parted ways. But one thing the public did…


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No quick way out for Assange, Ecuadorian prosecutor says "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may have to stay put at the Ecuador’s embassy in London – where he has been seeking refuge for over four years — for longer as there is no “quick way out,” an Ecuadorean prosecutor reportedly said. Assange, 45, is facing allegations of sexual assault in…


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‘Fake news comes from our own govt’: Ron Paul fires back on propaganda charges (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Allegations of spreading “fake news” and propagandizing for Russia are being laughed off by Dr. Ron Paul, founder of the Ron Paul Institute. He tells RT “it’s flattering” to receive so much attention from a recent Washington Post article. Read more Calling the accusation “a bit ironic,” Paul chalked it up to “sour grapes” on […]

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CERN installs new machine to decelerate antiprotons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When the Big Bang occurred roughly 13.8 billion years ago, equal quantities of matter and antimatter were created — at least that’s what our current theoretical models tell us. The problem is, matter and antimatter particles annihilate each other when they come in contact. This means if our…


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Diamond Batteries That Last For Millennia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Like many industrialized countries, in the period after the Second World War the United Kingdom made significant investments in the field of nuclear reactors. British taxpayers paid for reactors for research, the military, and for nuclear power.

Many decades later that early crop of reactors has now largely been decommissioned. Power too cheap to meter turned into multi-billion pound bills for safely coping with the challenges posed by many different types of radioactive waste generated by the dismantling of a nuclear reactor, and as the nuclear industry has made that journey it in turn has spawned a host of research projects based on the products of the decommissioning work.

One such project has been presented by a team at Bristol University; their work is on the property of diamonds in generating a small electrical current when exposed to radioactive emissions. Unfortunately their press release and video does not explain the mechanism involved and our Google-fu has failed to deliver, but if we were to hazard a guess we’d ask them questions about whether the radioactivity changes the work function required to release electrons from the diamond, allowing the electricity to be harvested through a contact potential difference. Perhaps our physicist readers can enlighten us in the comments.

So far their prototype uses a nickel-63 source, but they hope to instead take carbon-14 from the huge number of stockpiled graphite blocks from old reactors, and use it to create radioactive diamonds that require no external source. Since the output of the resulting cells will be in proportion to their radioactivity their life will be in the same order of their radioactive half-life. 5730 years for half-capacity in the case of carbon-14.

Of course, it is likely that the yield of electricity will not be high, with tiny voltages and currents this may not represent a free energy miracle. But it will be of considerable interest to the designers of ultra-low-maintenance long-life electronics for science, the space industry, and medical implants.

We’ve put their video below the break. It’s a straightforward explanation of the project, though sadly since it’s aimed at the general public it’s a little short on some of the technical details. Still, it’s one to watch.

Maybe the expense involved limits the number of diamond stories we cover here at Hackaday, but they can still be a hacker’s best friend. How about...

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Tiffany's Fallacy: the Mineral Pie is Shrinking, and Most of What's Left is in the Sky "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the debates that deal with energy and fossil fuels, it is rather common to read or hear statements such as “oil will last for 50 years at the current rate of production.”

‘Fake news comes from our own govt’: Ron Paul fires back on propaganda charges (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Allegations of spreading “fake news” and propagandizing for Russia are being laughed off by Dr. Ron Paul, founder of the Ron Paul Institute. He tells RT “it’s flattering” to receive so much attention from a recent Washington Post article.

Calling the accusation “a bit ironic,” Paul chalked it up to “sour grapes” on the part of those who had hoped for a different outcome in the presidential election.

The Washington Post article, published November 24, cited PropOrNot, an anonymous website listing more than a dozen websites, including the Ron Paul Institute, as “sources” or “repeaters” of “Russian influence operations.”

“The mainstream media and the establishment lost this election,” Paul told RT America’s Ed Schultz on Monday. Paul also stressed that his own program, The Liberty Report, had remained neutral in its campaign and election coverage.

“They’ve been as involved in fake news and fake stories as anyone else,” he added, calling the charge “pretty amazing.”

“I’m very concerned about fake news stories,” Paul said, adding that “where the fake news comes from is our own government,” including through official economic reports and in pushing for war.

Paul noted that the subject of Russian meddling in the US election coming up during the debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was nothing more than “politics as usual,” and now that Trump has been elected the next president, some in the media are “looking for scapegoats.”

“The ones who are charging us with listening to what Russia tells us to say,” Paul said, “they’ve lost all credibility.”

The most important thing that President-elect Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin can do now is to “believe in and practice diplomacy,” Paul said.

“The two of them could certainly do some talking, and let the public know where they stand on the issues.”

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Cologne Plans Helicopters & Mounted Police To Prevent Mass Sex Assaults On NYE – Report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Steve Watson

Better video surveillance and better light sources should also be a must, according to the paper. Visit Site

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What Fidel Castro Said When JFK Died, Part 3: Did Right Wing Cubans Know of Assassination Plot? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is the Part 3 of a three-part series of excerpts from Castro’s speech.  Please go here for Part 1, and  here for Part 2. [Note: these excerpts have been compressed]

A few days ago an incident drew my attention. This was while the Inter-American Press Association Conference was taking place. [In Miami.]  It was a scandal, because several governments were… crudely attacked, like the government of Brazil, by a certain Mexquita, who said horrible things about the President of Brazil, who even… called for a coup in Brazil… against other presidents, against other Latin American countries, there in the United States, and he made long tirades… against the speech delivered by Kennedy in Florida, because the speech… was disappointing for a number of persons who favor a more aggressive policy against Cuba. [Ed: Castro learned of these comments through a series of cables.]

It was a disappointment for the counter-revolutionary elements and it was a disappointment for the warmongering elements in the United States.

And so, a series of cables…”Miami, Florida — The Cuban exiles waited tonight in vain for a firm promise from President Kennedy to take energetic measures against the communist regime of Fidel Castro… They waited tonight in vain for a firm promise.”

“I believe a coming serious event will oblige Washington to change its policy of peaceful co-existence.”

Many met in the offices of the revolutionary organizations and in their homes, to listen to President Kennedy over the radio. The Spanish translation broadcast over the radio station of the exiles.They listened when the President said: “We in the hemisphere should use all the means at our disposal to prevent the establishment of another Cuba in the hemisphere.”

That is, they did not accept the fact he said “to prevent the establishment of another Cuba in the hemisphere,” because they thought that it carried with it the idea of accepting one Cuba.

Many exiles had hopes of more vigorous statements to liberate Cuba from communism, but nevertheless, some felt that the US government was waging a secret war of infiltration against Castro that could not be disclosed.

It [cable] says that thousands of exiles attended an open air rally in view of Kennedy’s arrival, and they heard criticism because of what they described as a weak US policy toward Cuba.

Jose Ignacio Rivero, Editor-in-exile of the Diario de La Marina, the oldest Havana newspaper (he will stay there all his life), and Emilio Nunez Portuondo, former President of the United Nations Security council, called for more positive act...

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Science: Higher Frequency Results From Vibrational Levels Increasing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Science: Higher Frequency Results From Vibrational Levels Increasing

We have all heard about the importance of raising our vibrational levels and becoming higher frequency, but now, science can show us why (and how) this is important!

By Rich Fiori

Copenhagen Consciousness Interpretation 

What caused that? In the world of particle waves, the occurrence doesn’t have a cause as we define it. So what does this mean? Every occurrence has a set of probability waves with various frequencies. This is its energy signature independent of the observer.

Based on the Copenhagen interpretation, proposed by Neil’s Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in the 1920’s, the observer(s) determines the actual occurrence outcome.

This happens because the observer’s energy signature commingles with the energy signature of the occurrence. The cause then cannot be determined by scientific means; only the probability of the cause.

There are other forces at work. A simultaneous interaction takes place with the creation/destruction of anti-particles (technically particle waves). Also, Bell’s theorem (i.e. Superluminal speed, which is a necessary ingredient in keeping the universe non-deterministic) describes simultaneous entanglements that impact this occurrence’s vibrational interactions across the universe simultaneously. The sum of these interactions and entanglements are intimately bound by the second law of thermodynamics in the form of a change in entropy (measured as an amount of disorder). Since the observer co-creates the occurrence, s/he changes the probability of uniform distribution and therefore the amount of disorder or randomness (entropy).

As the observer’s vibration frequency increases, disorder and randomness decreases. This is based on the probability of non-uniform distribution of energy signatures. Also, the outcome of the occurrence favors higher frequency results. There is also a feedback loop that occurs as a result of the o...

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Challenge Forces Pelosi to Offer Reforms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I probably shouldn’t make any more election predictions this year, but it doesn’t seem likely that Tim Ryan will succeed in dethroning Nancy Pelosi as the leader of the House Democrats when they hold their leadership elections on Wednesday. Nonetheless, he’s forced Pelosi to negotiate with her restive caucus and offer some reforms.

A lot of the reforms have to do with providing more leadership opportunities for new members who feel shut out by the hard seniority system the Democrats use both formally (on committee assignments) and informally.

The most controversial proposal involves making “the third-ranking leadership post, currently held by Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), a 12-term [Congressional Black Caucus] CBC member, …an elected seat reserved for lawmakers who have served three terms or less.” Rep. Clyburn has nothing to worry about because he’d be grandfathered into his post. Other proposals include:

• The creation of vice-ranking member positions on each committee, to be held by panel members who have served four terms or less.

• Making the now-appointed head of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), a spot currently held by outgoing-Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), an elected position reserved for lawmakers serving fewer than three terms.

This gets entwined in internal racial politics in an interesting way. For a long time, black members who were first elected to Congress in the late 1960s and the 1970s were shut out of leadership positions due to lack of seniority, but their seats became safe in many instances and by the 1990’s they were benefitting from the seniority system. Understandably, they didn’t like the idea of changing the rules they had suffered under at the exact point in time that they stood to gain from it.

As things stand, many CBC members are serving (or set to serve) as the ranking (senior) members on committees. There’s Maxine Waters on Financial Services and John Conyers at Judiciary and Bennie Thompson on Homeland Security, for example. This history interjects itself into what might otherwise be a discussion purely on the merits of reforms in the present.

Seniority is obviously an imperfect barometer of expertise and competence, and sometimes capable leaders grow old and can no longer serve competently in positions of responsibility. But, on balance, a member who has served for fifteen years on a committee is better prepared to lead that committee than a freshman or sophomore member. The seniority system is a blunt instrument, but easily understandable, enforceable, and basically fair.

It does, however, disadvantage younger members and they are acting restless in the face of the...

Why Have a Recount? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Richard Baehr at American Thinker had a nice conspiracy theory going until someone pointed out that its key premise is flawed. Baehr tried to advance the idea that the Democrats and Jill Stein are participating in recounts of the vote in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin in the hope that the process will not be completed in time for slates to be chosen in those states for the Electoral College. This would, the theory originally went, deny Donald Trump and Mike Pence 270 electoral votes and throw the presidential election to the House and the the vice-presidential election to the Senate.

And, what would be the point of doing this?

If this goes to the US House and Senate, and the result is the same as result from the Electoral College without the recounts, why do it? The answer is to make Trump seem even more illegitimate, that he did not win the popular vote (he lost by over 2.1 million), he did not win the Electoral College (did not reach 270), and was elected by being inserted into the presidency by members of his own party in Congress.

He had to update his post to acknowledge that the 270 vote requirement rests on there being 538 votes. If there are fewer votes, then the number required for a majority goes down. In other words, even if Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin don’t convene to vote because they can’t agree on who is authorized to vote, Trump will still win a majority of all the votes actually cast, assuming there aren’t a lot of faithless electors. The House and Senate would not need to get involved.

Still, is it possible that the primary motivation behind paying for these recounts is to delegitimize and thereby weaken Trump?

I see no evidence for that. To begin with, the states weren’t selected arbitrarily. They were selected at the suggestion of a small group of computer scientists and election lawyers who noticed anomalies in the votes in those three states and contacted the Clinton campaign to register their concerns and encourage them to call for an audit. If you want to understand the broader concerns better, Prof. J. Alex Halderman of the University of Michigan wrote about them recently. You can read more about how an election could be hacked from MIT Professor Ron Rivest and Philip Stark, the associate dean of mathematical and physical sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. In the case of the three states, there was a discrepancy between how wel...

We Elect a Gang, Not a Person "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One reason I grow weary of the focus people place on the personalities and even (to a degree) the character of our presidential nominees is that winning control of the executive branch is always about a lot more than that. Either you're on the left or you're not. And if you want to understand what was lost in this election, just look at the rules that will go away. For example, let's just look at energy-related issues.

Interior also released a final rule to limit fracking-related methane pollution on public lands a week after the election, prompting oil industry groups to file a lawsuit within minutes. And by Dec. 1, EPA faces a court-ordered deadline to propose a rule requiring companies that mine for minerals like gold and silver to demonstrate they can afford to clean up any pollution they cause. EPA is also awaiting White House approval for a rule governing emergency preparedness at chemical plants, in response to incidents such as a deadly 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

It's not just that Trump and the Republican Congress will gut all these rules in favor of polluters and climate warmers, the judges they appoint and confirm will move in the same direction.

But Hillary gave a speech to Goldman Sachs and isn't likable enough, so fuck everything!

It doesn't work like that.

I probably weigh character higher than policy, assuming there's a serious character defect. Character is extraordinarily important in a president. But the defect has to be highly significant to overcome the massive difference between what a Republican in the White House gives us compared to a Democrat. Clinton never met that standard, or even came close to meeting it.

Obviously, Trump's defects were so great and so glaringly obvious that he lost the support of everyone from right-wing newspaper editorial boards to the foreign policy establishment to Glenn Beck.

In his case, it was justifiable to conclude that policy be damned, this man should not be president. In Clinton's case, anyone who came to that conclusion was simply wrong, and we will all pay the consequences.

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20 Million Muslims March Against ISIS and The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project
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In one of the largest organized marches in the history of the world, tens of millions of Shia Muslims made an incredibly heartening statement, by risking their lives to travel through war-stricken areas to openly defy ISIS. This massive event that would have undoubtedly helped to ease tensions in the West was almost entirely ignored by corporate media.

Women, men, elderly, and children made their way to the city of Karbala on Sunday and Monday last week for the holy day of Arbaeen. Arbaeen is the event which marks the end of the 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the religious ritual that commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Imam Hussein in 680 AD.

As the Independent reports, massive crowds paid homage to the shrines of Imam Hussein and his half-brother Abbas in Karbala, where they were killed in a revolt against the Umayyad ruler Yazeed in the 7th century AD when they refused to pledge allegiance to Yazeed’s Umayyad caliphate.

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Registering only as a blip on the Independent, this most amazing feat was conducted in spite of ISIS, as well as the sacred annual pilgrimage.

As the UK paper notes, the march comes as...

12:57

Australian banks destroy your land title "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

12:56

Microsoft Update Servers Left All Azure RHEL Instances Hackable "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Microsoft has patched flaws that attackers could exploit to compromise all Azure Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) instances.

Software engineer Ian Duffy found the flaws while building a secure RHEL image for Microsoft Azure. [...] Duffy says all Azure RHEL images are configured without GPG validation checks meaning all would accept malicious package updates on their next run of yum updates.

[...] Duffy found another vulnerability within the mandatory Microsoft Azure Linux Agent (WaLinuxAgent) which exposed API keys for debugging purposes.

[...] Duffy says he was paid less than US$3500 for the vulnerability disclosures under Microsoft's bug bounty but did not name a precise figure.

Source: The Register


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12:55

OHIO STATE ATTACK: Twitter EXPLODES On John Kasich For Opening State’s Borders To Refugees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Steve Watson

People are blaming Kasich’s calls to open the Buckeye state’s borders to international refugees for Abdul Artan’s actions. Visit Site

12:53

Companies hit by rising water costs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Higher costs of water as a result of droughts and floods linked to climate change are severely affecting corporate financial performance globally.

12:51

Brazilian Plane Carrying Top Football Team Crashes In Colombia, 76 Dead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

A plane carrying 81 people, including top Brazilian football team Chapecoense, heading for the biggest game in its history, crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia. 76 of those on board have perished.

The charter flight was carrying 72 passengers and nine crew, when it crashed around 10:15 p.m. on Monday. Heavy rain first hampered and then halted rescue operations. Officials told local media that bodies would be removed at first light. Brazilian news organizations reported 21 journalists had been on board to cover the match.

The Avro RJ85 was produced by a company that is now part of UK’s BAE Systems. The plane crashed in a mountainous rural area outside of the city of Medellin and heavy rains at one point halted rescue operations. News showed photos of twisted wreckage and hospital staff awaiting patients.

Flight tracking service Flightradar24 said on Twitter the last tracking signal from flight 2933 had been received when it was at 15,500 feet, about 30 km from its destination, which sits at an altitude of 7,000 feet.

The chartered aircraft, flying from Brazil via Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense team. The team from Brazil’s top league had been flying to face Atletico Nacional of Medellin in the first leg of Wednesday’s Sudamericana final, South America’s equivalent of the Europa League, against Medellin team Atletico Nacional.

The first leg of the final of the cup, South America’s second most important club competition, was scheduled for Wednesday, but has now been suspended. The match was seen as the biggest in the history of the relatively small club, which entered Brazil’s top division for the first time in 2014. It was the first time the small club from Chapeco had reached the final of a major South American club competition. Three players were among the sur...

12:50

The Map That Shows Why Russia Fears War With USA – Mike Maloney (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Silver Price Dropped, Insiders Watched It Unfold - Mike Maloney

The Map That Shows Why Russia Fears War With USA – Mike Maloney”>The Map That Shows Why Russia Fears War With USA – Mike Maloney Video Ivan beers The Russians dont fear a war with the USA or NATO who’ve been getting their ass kicked by jihadists since 2001. It is the US and Nato…

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12:49

Thousands of starfish wash up on beach in Southsea, UK "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The creatures were dislodged from the seabed in the rough waves and left strewn across the stone-covered sands as the tide went out. Shocked walkers discovered the starfish on Southsea beach, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and tried to return any still alive to the water. But a large number were already dead after being out of the water too long and some had even been thrown off the beach by the stormy conditions and onto the nearby promenade. Peter Whitelock, who regularly combs the beach for valuable items, was shocked after finding the creatures when he arrived and says he has never seen anything like it The 62-year-old, of Portsmouth, said: "There were thousands of them. I've never seen so many all in one place. "It must have been the storm that brought them all in from the sea."

12:48

In Collaboration with Underserved Community an Outsider Helps Establish First Urban Farm in Dallas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In what some might describe as a midlife crisis and others an epiphany, Daron Babcock, the executive Director of urban farming organization Bonton Farms, quit his all-consuming job in the corporate world and moved to Bonton, an impoverished inner city community in Dallas, Texas.

12:46

Damascus has evidence of Turkey, Qatar, U.S. supporting terrorist gangs [including Daesh] in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

USA-TURKEY: On August 24, Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield to clear the Syrian border town of Jarabulus and the surrounding area of the Daesh, outlawed in Russia and many other countries. As Jarabulus was retaken, the joint forces of Ankara, the coalition and Syrian rebels continued the offensive southwest. The operation has been widely criticized both by the Syrian Kurds and Damascus accusing Ankara of violating Syria's territorial integrity. "The United States supports Daesh (Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL/IS) and is investing in terrorism. The major evidence is the incident when [US Air Force] carried out a strike on the Syrian army units in Deir ez-Zor, which paved the way for Daesh offensive on a military airfield," Brig. Gen. Samir Suleiman, Head of the Media Affairs of the Syrian Army's Political Office, said. As for Turkey, Suleiman said it was rendering full-fledged assistance to terrorist groups in terms of weapons, experts that were engaged in fighting with Syrian forces. "Every time our army fights with terrorist groups in all regions of the country, in particular in Aleppo, this means that it fights, although not directly, against Turkey." QATAR: The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Monday stressed that the statements of Qatar in which it confirmed it will continue supplying terrorists with weapons are nothing but an attempt at raising the morale of the terrorist groups which are faltering due to the defeats they suffer at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army.

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12:45

Welcome from incoming ACFCGN President "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Report by Peta Christensen, November 2016 Welcome community gardeners and city farmers from across Australia to our first edition of the ACFCGN’s enews.  I have recently stepped into the president’s shoes taking over from the very passionate, skilled and wonderful Jane Mowbray who has now stepped over into the role of memberships officer.  On behalf of the ACFCGN I’d like to thank Jane for all of her commitment and hard work as president – I’m afraid Jane has even more of her work cut out for her as more and more gardens become paid up members assisting the ACFCGN to continue to support the growing urban agriculture movement across the country, luckily for us she’s up for the challenge, so if you haven’t become a member yet, Jane is ready to get you all set up! After a fantastic national gathering and AGM in Perth a few months ago where we got to come together with gardeners and committee members and signed up some wonderful new state representatives we are all excited about a very productive year ahead supporting existing city farms and community gardens across the country and also hopefully being able to offer assistance to any new gardens and gardeners. The national map and database are excellent resources reflecting nearly 600 gardens and city farms and with your help the committee are working hard to ensure that this resource is a true reflection of all the projects out there. I’m also excited to announce that the ACFCGN National […]

12:45

Vibrating In And Out Of Dimensions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vibrating In And Out Of Dimensions

By Lisa Brown

As you become more light/more energy, more multi-dimensional, you will have to “learn” (Remember) how to merge your holographic realities with your physical ones. You will have to accommodate your new energetic existence, your new LightBody with forming crystals in it, constantly shifting from tuning modes, transmitting modes, receiving modes…as your new body vibrates in and out of dimensions. Challenging and confusing is an understatement for awhile.

You will have to limit external stimuli more to avoid overload, as you won’t be able to subject yourself to the density of the old like before. You are not the old carbon-based human like before. You are learning a whole new existence and it’s nothing like it was before.

You will start to realize that you cannot do the old things anymore, that the energy of everything complete affects you now, yet in a different way than before. It’s not an emotional experience, it’s a “that inspires me, that depletes me, that contributes, that takes, that is open, that is closed, that is resistant, that is imposition, that is selfish/needy, that is awesome, that’s not….”

You will start to realize that where you focus your energy, that’s what materializes in your physical reality…. you will start to realize that you are vibrating in and out of different realities and each one has a different outcome…. you will start to see that all of this IS YOUR CREATION and you are the one that is RESPONSIBLE for all. You will start to see with new eyes/vision… THE ENERGY OF ALL.

You will hear/see/feel love, purity, truth in a very different way. It’s not with the words anymore, it’s the vibration that others tra...

12:44

XSS in tooltip plugin of Zurb Foundation 5 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Winni Neessen on Nov 29

XSS vulnerabilty in the tooltip plugin of Zurb Foundation 5.x
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URL to this advisory: https://nop.li/foundation5tooltipxss

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friendly and ready for you to customize it any way you...

12:42

Qatar Airways announces Doha to Auckland, the world’s new longest flight "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Qatar Airways has announced it will launch flights from Doha to Auckland from December, which will become the new longest route in the world.

The news comes a week after Emirates completed the world’s current longest direct commercial flight from Dubai to Auckland, at 14,326 kilometres.

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12:42

Syrian forces storm southeast Aleppo as UN warns of rebel capitulation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Rebels report fighting in south, day after north fell in government onslaught and as UN says endgame is nearing

12:41

My 350 on Donald Trump: in a free land according to my conscience "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I am blessed, in this western country, to cast my vote.

My wife gave birth to a baby boy the day after the historic US election. I am blessed, in this western country, to cast my vote, according to my conscience, for the President. I am truly blessed to reside with my family and raise my children in a free country, in a free land. In keeping with my Jewish religion, we held today a great circumcision party for our new son, with dozens of family and friends. 

My Jewish values from the Bible and Talmud (the Jewish ethics & law book) teach me to remember and share the sorrow of others around me who are suffering, to speak up about others who are being oppressed by evil rulers, even at this time of personal joy. 

From Abraham to Moses, and beyond, all of our great Biblical leaders have refused to stand idly by while others were being oppressed or persecuted. The Torah commands, "lo ta'amod al dam re'echa," don't just stand there while your brother's blood is being spilled. We are enjoined, rather, to act out in protest whenever we see injustice afoot. This applies even where our enemies our concerned. For example, the Talmud instructs us to come to the aid of someone for whom we feel antipathy even before offering help to a friend.

Certainly, then, when our own countrymen suffer, we must mount a forceful defense. Being of Ethiopian origin, I am now keenly aware of, and made distraught by, the oppression of my countrymen, the people of my birth land, who are suffering at the hands of their own government. Anyone using Facebook, Whatsapp, or any other form of social media, anyone watching or listening to international news outlets like VOA, is subject to an imprisonment that is prolonged. People are not allowed to walk in the streets in groups of two or more. The Tigray Liberation-led Ethiopian tribal criminal government, TPLF, has killed many citizens who are not its members. 

This genocide has been reported in the media of many western nations. The Freedom House reported that Ethiopia is the first African country to ban the internet. At my great family party, we took time to remember these offenses and publicly denounce these evil actions against humankind.

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12:39

ISIS to carry out Dirty Bomb attack in near future? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This missing nuclear material will no doubt, be used to build a dirt bomb, as predicted by this article; but where will it then turn up? I expect that it will resurface when it is spread all over a city by an explosion that will be blamed on 'Islamic terrorists'; whereas we know that the true culprits are the true masters of terrorism - the Israelis and their Saudi and American allies.

12:37

President’s report — ACFCGN AGM 1 October 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Report by Jane Mowbray, October 2016 2016 has been a big year for the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network. For several years now the ACFCGN management Committee has discussed and researched the pros and cons of having a paid membership system. We decided that the Network could not go on without an income as we were relying very heavily on a small number of very generous individuals to run and fund our website and to set up our community garden data base. Membership system up and running A few weeks before our AGM, Fiona Campbell had ironed out the glitches on the website (www.communitygarden.org.au) and our membership system was up and running! Few people realised when looking at the wonderful website and database that ACFCGN has been run completely by volunteers since its inception in 1996. Many many thanks Fiona for your creativity and dedication to building and maintaining our wonderful website. And of course to Russ Grayson our media liaison who writes many of the articles on the website. Why not join us? We are encouraging all community and school gardens to join. Membership is very affordable and we are hoping community gardens will support the national network and each other by using the website and other social media to communicate their events, successes, challenges and solutions. We are planning to offer discounts to members attending Community Garden conferences as well as a special members sectionand discussion groups on the website. About our mapping directory There are about […]

12:34

ALEPPO UPDATES: Tears, Hugs and Smiles, the Relief of Escaping Imprisonment in East Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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21st Century Wire says…

These images and videos will never see the light of day in the corporate media editing rooms because they expose their almost six year narrative on Syria as one of the most criminal propaganda projects ever deployed against a sovereign nation,its people, its state and its national army.

The prolonged dehumanization of the majority of the Syrian people, the exploitation of their children as cynical props to further the NATO & Gulf state geo-political objectives in the region, the overt and covert endorsement of NATO State-proxy terrorism, the tacit endorsement of economic terrorism via the illegal US/EU sanctions against Syria, all amount to crimes against Humanity and the Syrian people.

The #FakeNews “regime change” cohorts are seeing their pyramid of lies being dismantled stone by stone, by the very people they have been claiming to “protect” for almost six years.

This video shows the reactions of civilians, fleeing their four year imprisonment in East Aleppo, subjugated by various militant factions, funded by NATO states and led by Nusra Front aka Al Qaeda.  The first woman, collapses into tears, as she reaches the journalist.  These touching moments will be sullied by the corporate media reporting and accounting of events, as they desperately try to resuscitate their expiring Aleppo chronicles.

Translation of what is being said by Suleiman Milad

They are saying God bless the army and they send their greetings to the army. They also said that there was no food and water where they were in eastern Aleppo between terrorist groups , they also said that terrorists treated them very bad and that the army helped them get out to safe areas. They also showed very big happiness seeing the interviewer who is a very famous war reporter in Syrian for Syrian official TV.”

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ALEPPO UPDATES: Tears, Hugs and Smiles, the Relief of Escaping Imprisonment in East Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Vanessa Beeley

aleppo-escape

21st Century Wire says…

These images and videos will never see the light of day in the corporate media editing rooms because they expose their almost six year narrative on Syria as one of the most criminal propaganda projects ever deployed against a sovereign nation,its people, its state and its national army.

The prolonged dehumanization of the majority of the Syrian people, the exploitation of their children as cynical props to further the NATO & Gulf state geo-political objectives in the region, the overt and covert endorsement of NATO State-proxy terrorism, the tacit endorsement of economic terrorism via the illegal US/EU sanctions against Syria, all amount to crimes against Humanity and the Syrian people.

The #FakeNews “regime change” cohorts are seeing their pyramid of lies being dismantled stone by stone, by the very people they have been claiming to “protect” for almost six years.

This video shows the reactions of civilians, fleeing their four year imprisonment in East Aleppo, subjugated by various militant factions, funded by NATO states and led by Nusra Front aka Al Qaeda. The first woman, collapses into tears, as she reaches the journalist. These touching moments will be sullied by the corporate media reporting and accounting of events, as they desperately try to resuscitate their expiring Aleppo chronicles.

Translation of what is being said by Suleiman Milad

They are saying God bless the army and they send their greetings to the army. They also said that there was no food and water where they were in eastern Aleppo between terrorist groups , they also said that terrorists treated them very bad and that the army helped them get out to safe areas. They also showed very big happiness seeing the interviewer who is a very famous war reporter in Syrian for Syrian official TV.”


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12:32

The Elites’ Marie Antoinette Moment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Wolfgang Munchau and cross-posted from FT.com

Some revolutions could have been avoided if the old guard had only refrained from provocation. There is no proof of a “let them eat cake” incident. But this is the kind of thing Marie Antoinette could have said. It rings true. The Bourbons were hard to beat as the quintessential out-of-touch establishment.

They have competition now.

Our global liberal democratic establishment is behaving in much the same way. At a time when Britain has voted to leave the EU, when Donald Trump has been elected US president, and Marine Le Pen is marching towards the Elysée Palace, we — the gatekeepers of the global liberal order — keep on doubling down.

The campaign by Tony Blair, former UK prime minister, to undo Brexit is probably the quaintest example of all. A more serious incident was the forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility in the UK, which said last week that Brexit would have severe economic consequences. Coming only a few months after the economics profession discredited itself with a doomy forecast about the consequences of Brexit, this is an astonishing reminder of the inadequacy of economic forecasting models.

The truth about the impact of Brexit is that it is uncertain, beyond the ability of any human being to forecast and almost entirely dependent on how the process will be managed. “Don’t know” is the technically correct answer. Before the referendum, Project Fear was merely a monumental tactical miscalculation. Today it is stupidity. One of the debates was whether people should be listening to experts. We have moved beyond that. Because of a tendency to exaggerate, macroeconomists are no longer considered experts on the macroeconomy.

Out-of-touch former leaders and the economic establishment are not unique. In Italy, the political establishment is considering amending recently modified electoral law solely to keep Beppe Grillo’s rebellious Five Star Movement from power. This is intertwined in a complex way with next Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reform

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12:32

Top judge advises Africa against pulling out of ICC "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An African woman judge on the International Court of Justice says withdrawal of African states would threaten access to justice for victims of mass atrocities.

12:31

Clinton Foundation Friends at DFAT still advancing the cause in Papua New Guinea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Julie Bishop has done the inexplicable yet again with a new DFAT deal for a corporate Friend of the Clinton Foundation. Remember the magic days of 2006 for DFAT and PNG, the little country that could? Teamed with the Clinton Foundation, PNG showed the world that one woman could do...

12:31

How the Global Left Destroyed Itself (or, All Sex Is Not Rape) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why the politics of sex in particular, and identity politics in general, have undermined the left.

12:31

Did a supernova trigger solar system formation? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Our solar system’s formation nearly 4.6 billion years ago may have been precipitated by a low-mass supernova explosion, according to a study published in the latest edition of the journal Nature Communications. The study, based on the analysis of decay products of short-lived nuclei of Beryllium-10…


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MIT’s AI can glimpse the future "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Despite the great strides artificial intelligence technology has made in recent years, machines are still woefully below the standard of general intelligence humans function at. One such area is prediction of future actions and events. Imagine a man running on a racetrack. For humans with their…


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12:31

Video: Plane crash in Colombia: At least six resued & sent to hospital "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

View from outside the hospital where injured plane crash victims have been reportedly brought. The plane was carrying Brazil’s Chapecoense football team … Via Youtube

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UN to vote on tighter sanctions against North Korea: Reports "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The United Nations Security Council will vote Wednesday to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea following Pyongyang’s fifth nuclear test, reports citing diplomats close to the proceedings said Monday. The new sanctions will cut the reclusive country’s export earnings by at least $800 million….


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MIT’s AI can glimpse the future "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Despite the great strides artificial intelligence technology has made in recent years, machines are still woefully below the standard of general intelligence humans function at. One such area is prediction of future actions and events. Imagine a man running on a racetrack. For humans with their…


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12:30

Preparing for The Event — Keep It Simple "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Event

No Negativity after The Event

By Therese Zumi

As we grow closer in time to The Event I would like to try in my humble opinion to give our readers some thoughts about where we ought to have some of our focus right now. Sometimes people have asked Cobra what kind of protection that they might need now and after The Event to be able to maintain their balance. He has clearly pointed out that after The Event the negative forces will all be absolutely removed and there will be no need for protection at all. Right now despite our greatest efforts to maintain harmony in all of our relationships, it can be comforting to know that when we fail to do this there are reasons that we are mostly unaware of, and that the technology of the veil is blocking our higher abilities. At the time of The Event when the veil has been removed we will very quickly awaken to who we really are, we will finally become more fully acquainted with our own inner power and ability to truly love.

In general we the people need to be aware at this time that ‘leaders’, politicians and people in positions of power nearly always have ulterior motives in their seeming allegiance to the people. We might want to believe that they are seriously listening to and truly caring about the needs of people in general, yet more than 90% of politicians worldwide are still very much in the hands of one or another cabal faction. The Jesuits control both the Rockefeller Illuminazi faction as well as the Rothschild faction. They always play on both sides of the coin.

We need to look beyond any seeming current flattering situations and avoid putting too much focus upon supporting politicians and people in power.

We must act independently and keep to our original principled aims of not accepting any half measures or attempts at partial disclosure of any kind. They know that people want truth and they plan to give people some of the truth here and there BUT the aim will always be to stay in power in new guises, with new faces.

Does anyone in their right mind believe that the so called GCR can come into effect while we still have these puppet politicians in power? Their world of corruption is still in place. Would you trust any of the politicians w...

12:30

TiVo Corp: Netflix Is the Spark Sending TIVO Stock Soaring "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Patrick Brik, BAS

TIVO Stock: Breakout Potential
TiVo Corp (NASDAQ:TIVO) announced after close of trading on November 28, 2016, that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Netflix, Inc.(NASDAQ:NFLX). The agreement will act to further integrate Netflix within TiVo set-top boxes. TIVO stock investors were gleaming with joy based on this news release and they sent shares advancing 9.64% to $22.75, in after-hours trading. This price is just shy of a new 52-week high.
At first glance, this news can seem like a non-event because Netflix is already available on TiVo set-top boxes, but the price seems to have a different story to tell. There is a large.

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12:30

Why Today’s 9% Spike Is Only the Beginning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Why Today’s 9% Spike Is Only the Beginning Fidel Castro is dead. On Friday, the longtime Cuban politician and revolutionary passed away. He was 90 years old. Castro spent more than half his life governing Cuba. He was one of the world’s most well-known leaders of our time, and one of the most polarizing. Some…

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12:30

Markets vs. Pundits (markets are winning!) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More great forecasts from the perma-doom crowd, via @JBoorman:   click for ginormous graphic Source: @JBoorman

The post Markets vs. Pundits (markets are winning!) appeared first on The Big Picture.

12:29

Britain Down The Drain — Paul Craig Roberts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Did you know that Great Britain is going down the drain because the citizens want to remain British?

Did you know that the British are inherently racist, jingoistic, bigots, and obnoxious because they don't want to become Pakistanis, Syrians, Africans or some multicultural combination?

Did you know that the British people voted to leave the European Union not because they oppose their loss of sovereignty to a foreign and unelected power in Brussels, but because of their hatred and contempt of foreigners, especially the dark-skinned ones that the EU forces them to accept in unlimited numbers?

If you don't know this, you are not stupid like Brian Cloughley, who lays it out for you in the website strategic-culture.org. Here is the URL for Cloughley's imbecillic article:

Britain Going down the Drain: Racism and Bigotry Are Growing (21/11/16) | Strategic Culture.[1]

While Cloughley calls the white British racists, last May these racists elected a Muslim, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London. Can you imagine the Mayor of London, England, is a Muslim named Sadiq Khan? Either the British are not racists or the Pakistanis outnumber Englishmen in London, which might before long be renamed New Islamabad.

Cloughley calls the British people every name in the book and then upbraids them for "the racial abuse" of using words such as "Pakis" and "niggers."

Cloughley, obviously a self-hating Britisher, reports that Brexit (the British people's vote to restore their sovereignty by departing the EU) has caused hate crimes to rise by 41 percent. Why would departing the EU cause a rise in hate crimes?

Perhaps the answer is related to the fact that the use of traditional British words, such as "wog," has been criminalized. "Wog" is a British word that according to the English Oxford Dictionaries means simply "a person who is not white."[2] [3] Despite this innocent meaning, for a white Britisher to use this word as a description of a not white person or group can result in hate crime charges. What is most peculiar about politically correct speech is that political correctness itself marginalizes non-white people by eliminating the use of words that mean non-white. Political correctness has made it so shameful to b...

12:28

Google Chrome Accessibility blink::Node corruption details "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Berend-Jan Wever on Nov 29

Throughout November, I plan to release details on vulnerabilities I
found in web-browsers which I've not released before. This is the
twenty-first entry in that series. Unfortunately I won't be able to
publish everything within one month at the current rate, so I may
continue to publish these through December and January.

The below information is available in more detail on my blog at
http://blog.skylined.nl/20161129001.html. There you...

12:26

My 350 on Donald Trump: Trumpustuous times "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If the US elections had been preferential – electing both President and Vice – Trump would probably not now be President-elect.

It’s not just Trump. It’s the fact that he inherits an “elected dictatorship,” to use Lord Hailsham’s phrase. So Trump appoints whomsoever, family or friend, extremist, racist, misogynist, climate-change deniers! There can be no stronger argument for power-sharing.  Under majority rule, he ‘wins’ the election… and wins EVERYTHING. 

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Complex questions should not be reduced to dichotomies.  The collective will of an electorate cannot be determined via a ‘yes-or-no?’ ballot, just as the average age cannot be ascertained with a question like, “Are you young or old?”  With multi-option voting, however – “Are you in your twenties, thirties, whatever…?” – the outcome could be quite accurate. 

So parliament should take any non-urgent decision via a multi-option vote, at best to identify the option with the highest average preference. In a five-option Modified Borda Count (MBC) ballot, if an MP casts just one preference, his favourite gets 1 point; if another casts all five, her favourite gets 5 points, (her second choice 4, etc.). The option with the most points is the winner.  So protagonists will ask their supporters to cast full ballots, i.e., to recognise the validity of other options. So the MBC encourages cross-party dialogue. It is also more accurate: it is “the soundest method of identifying the [option which] is the most generally popular,” (Dummett 1997: 71). Ergo, it is more democratic.

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The MBC is also non-majoritarian. If it were adopted, there would be no further justification for majoritarianism. Instead, democracy would mean power-sharing. This could involve MBC decision-making; elections by a similar proportional methodology; and matrix vote elections in parliament of proportional, all-party, power-sharing governments of national unity.

If the US elections had been preferential – electing both President and Vice – Trump would probably not now be President-elect. Secondly, if power-sharing had replaced majority rule as the international norm, there would have been less cause for conflicts in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Rwanda, Ukraine and throughout the Middle East.

 

Reference

Dummett, M. 1997, Principles of Electoral Reform.  OUP, Oxford.

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12:26

Something Disturbing Is Realized When Men Are Removed From These Photos… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


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Despite efforts being made to equalize the workplace for both men and women, the world of politics largely remains a male-dominated environment. To highlight this disparity, the ELLE UK magazine removed all the men in the pictures of politicians, leaving the meeting rooms and assemblies looking a bit deserted.

“The story of how women in positions of strength continually support and empower each other is consistently ignored while the myth that we pit ourselves against each other perpetuates,” reads the #MoreWomen campaign page on Elle. We want to change this narrative in our feminism issue and create a more positive conversation – to reflect the power of women, and to support and grow each other as we push for global equality.”

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The ‘Quiet War’ Against Humanity The Lulling Before the Culling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Gordon

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By Henry Makow, PhD
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The truth is at once simpler and more incredible than anyone could imagine.
A satanic cult headquartered in the City of London holds mankind in bondage.
They worship Lucifer and are determined to redefine reality and rule the planet. If you owned an unseemly proportion of the world’s wealth, would you share it with the ignorant masses? Wouldn’t you teach that God is dead, and Truth and Justice are purely subjective? Wouldn’t you try to prove that man is nothing but an animal, to domesticate or destroy?
Satanism has infiltrated Freemasonry and most other religions, institutions and groups. Secret Satanists control the levers of power: credit, mass media, education, government and the church. They pay lip service to Christianity in order to deceive.
This cult is gradually corrupting, dehumanizing and conditioning us to accept a diabolical police state (New World Order). They distract us with baubles while they eliminate our freedom and prepare for repression, using terrorism as a phony pretext.
In a 1961 lecture, Aldous Huxley described this police state as “the final revolution”: a “dictatorship without tears” where people “love their servitude.”
The goal is to produce ” a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away … but … will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing … enhanced by pharmacological methods.”
Among these ” pharmacological methods” we now can recognize Ritalin, Prozac and Viagra, which healthy men commonly use for performance. Doctors are elite drug dealers assigned to addict, distract and sedate society. A document entitled “Quiet Weapons for Silent Wars” confirms this is part of the quiet war against humanity.
It says “inoculation of behavioral drugs” can speed the child’s transition from the soon-to-be extinct family unit to “state-controlled public education and state-operated child-care centers.”...

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Uber News: EU Court to Decide Whether Uber Is a Tech Company "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Gaurav S. Iyer, IFC

A Big Piece of Uber News
Uber Technologies Inc. will appear in the European Court of Justice today to defend its business practices, in what is fast becoming the Groundhog Day of Uber news stories.

The U.S.-based ride sharing app has faced these accusations again and again. Critics argue that it not a technology platform, but a transport company. More to the point, they say Uber gets an unfair advantage over traditional taxis by using this sleight of hand.

Local taxi companies and their accomplices in municipal governments are.

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12:22

Mixed reaction to Zimbabwe’s new bond notes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hyper-activity on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp dominated the introduction of Zimbabwe’s bond notes but big retailers initially rejected the notes.

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Britney Spears Illuminati ‘Slumber Party’ Video Decoded "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Britney Spears’ new music video Slumber Party is infused with Illuminati and occult symbolism and explains what a celebrity mind controlled slave goes through in the Hollywood scene. Britney is the ideal of the modern popstar – young, beautiful, controversial and completely controlled by the music industry Illuminati – so it’s no surprise that her new song, Slumber Party, is infused with occult symbology. The first scene begins during the dark hours of the night.  A car pulls up through ominous gates,. Britney is heading for a magnificent mansion on the night of an incredibly full moon With no driver in sight, Britney leaves the car dressed in scarlet red – a Satanic symbolic ritual gesture. As she walks to the mansion, we notice strange statues, fire breathing, juggling performers. Britney is heading to an elite, insider party. Secret societies in this part of the cabal are known for their exclusive parties for the rich and famous.  But these are not ordinary parties. Behind the closed doors of their mansions, the ultra rich are occultists engaged in evil practices. In promotional interviews Britney describes the video as having a ‘younger Eyes Wide Shut theme.’ She then goes on to describe [...]

The post Britney Spears Illuminati ‘Slumber Party’ Video Decoded appeared first on Your News Wire.

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More Hysterical Cries for Gun Confiscation in Wake of Knife Attack at Gun Free Zone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Despite the fact that the Somali refugee who attacked students with a
butcher knife on the campus of Ohio State University did not have a gun, that did not stop Democrats and other gun confiscation advocates from shouting their anti-American message in calling for more "laws" against guns and gun owners.

Even though the story was originally reported as an "active shooter," university police said there was never a shooter on campus. By the way, OSU is a gun free zone.

Still, the usual suspects were at work in the wake of the news of a possible story that could be used to advance their agenda.

Take, for instance, Hillary Clinton's running mate Senator Tim Kaine. Kaine tweeted out almost immediately that this was a "senseless act of gun violence."

Kaine wasn't the only one....

12:15

Wall Street Journal Puts Foot in Mouth and Chews Via False Claim That Tax Law Change Would Lead US Companies To Move Cash to US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yet again, we ebunk the myth that tax gaming leads US companies to hoard cash overseas. Tax accounting has nada to do with where money sits.

12:15

Actress Chika Ike Rocks a $5,000 Amal Azhari Dress while Honoured with the Excellence Award at the African Entrepreneur Awards in London "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While being honoured with the Excellence Award at the African Entrepreneur Awards in London, Actress Chika Ike rocks a $5,000 Amal Azhari Dress to receive her award. The gold leave print dress features a silver embellished collar/neckline and belt. The actress styled the look with black sandals, a black clutch and minimal jewellery, opting for simple stud earrings. See […]

12:15

Jill Stein’s Vote Recount Is Not A Vote Recount, It’s Something Much Worse (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jill Stein's Vote Recount Is Not A Vote Recount, It's Something Much Worse (Video)

Jill Stein’s Vote Recount Is Not A Vote Recount, It’s Something Much Worse Video Obama pushing more executive orders before his term is up. Jill Stein trying to stop the Electoral College from determining who the next President will be. Corporate media pushing the idea that there was a mass shooting in Ohio, it turns…

The post Jill Stein’s Vote Recount Is Not A Vote Recount, It’s Something Much Worse (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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11 Grounding Techniques For Empaths To Avoid Apathy And Depression "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How To Avoid Empathy Burnout When You Are Surrounded By Other People's Pain

By Gostica

Empaths, let’s all agree on one thing – I really think that it is a challenge for Empaths to stay grounded as they’re constantly being bombarded with a real mix of negative, external emotions. Even if they stay home and don’t venture out of their personal sanctuaries, their empathic antennas are picking up so much of the pain from the outside world.

Because of this, Empaths can easily become consumed with depression, listlessness and apathy and lose sight of what our roles here are to do. All of the following techniques have been tried and tested by yours truly and I can attest to the benefits of them, although I have to say on the darker days, especially when there is a lot of solar activity, even these techniques don’t always clear the emotional debris.

Grounding Techniques For Empaths to Avoid Apathy and Depression:

1. Change your thoughts

Yes, you should change your thoughts. Many of us help create our life situations with the thoughts we keep, especially dark, repetitive ones. From the second a negative thought pops into our head we only have a matter of moments before its settles in and changes our mindset from positive to negative, once this happens, one bad thought after another keeps rolling in.

The best way to avoid it is not to indulge in them in the first place. When a dark thought pounces, change it, immediately, to a good one. Sounds simple, it’s not. It’s difficult, but we do have a choice about what we think (and feel). We can allow our thoughts to rule us or we can rule our thoughts… Change your thoughts change your life!

2. Exercise and Play

In the western world many of us turn to exercise for the benefits of weight loss and a toned body. However, exercise offers so much more: it can release pent-up emotions, remove impurities through sweat, enhances and uplifts moods, energizes and allows us to have fun. Instead of referring to it as workout-time, w...

12:13

Can Turkey capture ‘the Gate’ to Aleppo? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turkey’s Free Syrian Army (FSA) proxy paramilitary allies are presently no less than two kilometers outside of the Islamic State (ISIS)-held city of al-Bab in northwest Syria. The last city that ISIS hold in that part of Syria.

Al-Bab’s name roughly means ‘the Gate’ – the Arabic word means ‘door’ and is a shortened term for Bab Biza’ah, ‘gate to Biza’ah’, an 11th century reference to the nearby town of Biza’ah. Given its location less than 50 km northwest of Syria’s second-city Aleppo (a key battleground in this war for years now) the Syrian regime has opposed a Turkish-backed FSA takeover of that city (since those FSA factions are sympathetic to the opposition fighting the regime in Aleppo), even if carried out at the expense of ISIS. Ankara, on the other hand, doesn’t want the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) taking over that city since they are vehemently opposed to the Syrian Kurds advancing any further along the Syrian border with Turkey. As previously pointed out, that impasse only benefited ISIS.

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For a brief period between November 12 and 20 Turkish jets did not enter Syrian airspace to support its FSA proxy. This was because the Syrian regime activated its air defense systems and threatened to shoot down any Turkish jets following Turkey’s bombing of SDF positions on October 19 – which Ankara carried out to prevent a Kurdish-led advance from the city of Manbij (which was captured from ISIS in August) to al-Bab.

Turkish jets are once again bombing ISIS in al-Bab in support of their FSA proxy, after Ankara reportedly had talks with Russia military off...

12:12

Intel Has More DRM Feature Code Ready For Linux 4.10, GVT Going Mainline "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Intel had already sent in two feature pull requests of new features/changes improvements to their DRM driver for Linux 4.10 (pull requests one and two) while now another feature pull has been submitted and there's also expected to be a last-minute fourth pull request...

12:10

Trump to Encourage Foreign Governments to Investigate Clinton Foundation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A source close to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team revealed that the administration will be encouraging foreign governments to investigate the Clinton Foundation's financial dealings.

While Trump's spokesperson said that he would not be pursuing charges against Hillary Clinton in an interview last week, he didn't say anything about investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

The New York Post reports:

"Haiti and Colombia will be key diplomatic posts for this because of all the money involved," said the source.

In Haiti, recently leaked e-mails indicate "Friends of Bill" Clinton may have been given priority from the State Department as it prepared to spend some
$10 billion in aid after a devastating earthquake hit the country in 2010. The State Department has denied any special treatment.

In Colombia, Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra pledged $100 million to the foundation in 2005 and later benefited from the foundation's philanthropic work in the country, where he acquired large parcels of land and set up an oil business, according to watchdog groups.

The Clinton Foundation, headed by Donna Shalala, the former health and human services secretary in the Clinton administration, has received millions from dozens of foreign governments including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Canada, Sweden and Ireland.

The Australian government had...

12:05

Beautiful orchid flowering in botanical garden "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video is called OrchidWeb – Dendrobium spectabile.

This orchid species is from New Guinea island and the Solomon islands.

Leiden botanical garden in the Netherlands reports that today a Dendrobium spectabile is flowering in their hothouse, and will continue to do so for some days.

12:05

Shamed by Scandal, South Korea’s Park Asks Parliament For Exit Plan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye speaks during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Ed Jones/Pool/File Photo

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye speaks during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul November 4, 2016. Credit:Ed Jones/Reuters/Files

Seoul: South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday asked parliament to decide how and when she can give up power over an influence-peddling scandal, taking the country’s political crisis deeper into uncharted terrain.

The main opposition Democratic Party rejected Park’s offer, calling it a ploy to escape being impeached and said it would continue efforts to bring an impeachment motion in parliament, which it has sought to do as soon as Friday.

No South Korean president has failed to complete a single five-year term since the current democratic system was introduced in 1987.

“I will leave to parliament everything about my future including shortening of my term,” Park said in a brief televised speech.

Her dramatic manoeuvre puts the burden of resolving the crisis, involving a close friend accused of meddling in state affairs, on parliament, which has been controlled by a coalition of opposition parties since Park’s conservative Saenuri Party unexpectedly lost its majority in April elections.

The presidential office and Park’s lawyer have denied the accusations against her. She has immunity from prosecution in the case as long as she remains in office.

If Park resigns or an impeachment vote in parliament is upheld by the constitutional court, an election must be held in 60 days to nominate a president to serve a five-year term, with the prime minister leading the country in the interim.

That short time frame could leave the main political parties looking to buy time in order to coalesce behind presidential candidates, and political analysts said it may take months for parliament to agree on an exit plan for Park.

“I will step down from my position according to the law once a way is formed to pass on the administration in a stabl...

12:03

Trump’s Existential Threat: Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump will encounter opposition from the military if he persists with climate change denialism.

12:02

Consciousness and the New World Order "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the previous post on Chaos, Havoc, and the American Abyss, we began a discussion about the work of Peter Pogany, and how it relates to the situation we now find ourselves in with the pending Trump administration here in the U.S.

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SAMSUNG REPORTEDLY CONSIDERING SPLITTING COMPANY IN TWO "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Embattled South Korean electronics giant Samsung, reeling from exploding phones and washing machines, is considering splitting the company in two. The idea was floated in October by America’s Elliot Investment, an activist fund looking to increase the value of its investment. It also wants the release of a special dividend of 24.4 billion euros, and the nomination of three independent administrators. Elliot holds 0.62% of Samsung. Samsung is controlled by the Lee family, but the patriarch is ailing and his three children have recently been given a more active role, with his son Jay Y. Lee in charge of the day-to-day running of the conglomerate. It has also been reported that Samsung is considering selling its PC operation to China’s Lenovo. The company’s management committee meets on Tuesday.     Source: euronews.com
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12:02

Italy’s Minister Of Interior: Surrender Your Homes To Migrants Or Face Jail "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=55891 Italy’s Minister of the Interior Angelino Alfano is planning to throw citizens in prison if they don’t hand over their homes to migrants, according to a report from Italian paper Ilgiornale.Just two weeks ago, a shocking video went viral … Continue reading

12:01

“Futurist Renaissance” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Letter to the Editor from Councillor Norman MURPHY [UKIP], who writes to offer readers a clear account of the ill-conceived SBC strategy to destroy The Futurist Theatre – and a clear vision for its renaissance. The Enquirer salutes any Councillor with the nous and the cojones to denounce the folly and the fiction of the Emperor’s New Clothes.

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Sir,

As the Town Hall’s plans to demolish the Futurist Theatre move towards their final conclusion, with the inevitable death sentence being delivered in a no doubt one-sided report to Full Council in January, it seems odd that a Council who think they know the cost of everything, but actually know the value of nothing, should be so keen to spend millions of pounds destroying a valuable asset when they could spend less money to save it. Indeed even the most ruthless Attila the Hun in the Town Hall must know that, as things stand now, saving the Futurist is the most financially beneficial option.

Looking back to where we were in 2013, when the first serious moves were made by the Council to knock the Futurist down, and where we are now; the situation could not be more different. It is true that in 2013 it was easy for the Town Hall to make the case for demolition. The Town Hall’s finances, through local mismanagement and Government cuts, were desperate. With regard to theatre provision in the town, the Open Air Theatre was a financial car crash, the future of the Spa looked bleak and the operator of the Futurist was clamouring for more Council subsidy to keep it open.

The Futurist theatre was stuck in the vicious circle of lack of investment, going back decades, which had resulted in the fabric of the building literally falling apart. The ever-higher running costs resulting from the out dated facilities within the theatre were adding further financial burdens. Moreover, because the Council had failed to buy the property on the Blands Cliff side of the building the access needed to allow props and staging, which big west end touring shows need, could not enter the building – thus debarring this lucrative form of entertainment.

With all these problems, it is not difficult to understand that the Futurist was unable to attract big name acts, could not facilitate popular shows and, because it was cold and damp in the winter, even had difficulty attracting customers to block buster films. Therefore, with no hope of the Town Hall paying for renovation, no Council subsidy, no chance of obtaining the property next door and no one willing to step in and save the old girl, demolition was seen as the only answer to the Council’s Futurist problem. However, how things can change.

As mentioned not owning the property attached to the theatre on Blands Cliff, the old Mermaid pub (as was), was a major st...

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12:01

November 30 in history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1554 Philip Sidney, English courtier, soldier, and writer, was born (d. 1586).

1667 Jonathan Swift, Irish writer and satirist, was born (d. 1745).

1700 – Battle of Narva — A Swedish army of 8,500 men under Charles XII defeated a much larger Russian army at Narva.

1718 – Swedish king Charles XII died during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway.

1781 – Alexander Berry, Scottish surgeon, merchant, and explorer, was born (d. 1873).

1782 – American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris — Representatives from the United States and Great Britain signed preliminary peace articles (later formalised as the 1783 Treaty of Paris).

1786 – Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgated a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. Consequently, November 30 is commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.

1803 – In New Orleans, Louisiana, Spanish representatives officially transferred the Louisiana Territory to a French representative.

1804 – The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate began an impeachment trial against Federalist-partisan Supreme Court JusticeSamuel Chase.

1810  Oliver Winchester, American gunsmith, was born (d. 1880).

1813 – Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet and author was born (d. 1890).

1824 – First ground was broken at Allenburg for the building of the originalWelland Canal.

1829 – First Welland Canal opened for a trial run.

1835 Mark Twain, American writer, was born  (d. 1910).

1853 – Crimean War:...

12:00

Trump Calls Out Clinton & Stein: Not Only Did I Win the Electoral College, but I Won the Popular Vote if You Deduct All the Illegal Voters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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As the Hillary Clinton campaign supports the recount efforts of George Soros and Jill Stein in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, President-elect Donald Trump is calling out the fiasco for what it is.

"In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally," Trump tweeted.

Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge commented on Trump's tweet, "The statement, the latest in a series of 12 consecutive tweets provoked by Jill Stein's campaign for a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania may ironically help Stein's cause should Trump's tweet be seen as "confirmation" of illegal voting during the presidential election, albeit in the other direction… although by now the entire narrative is so absurd and surreal, not even Salvador Dali would dare touch it."

He then took a shot at the notion of attempting to win the popular vote, as though that mattered in the first place by talking about how he went after voters in many states rather than just targeting three or four states.

12:00

Energy Update – Full Blown SOULar Winds, Lucid Dreamy Energies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Energy Update

By Lisa Brown

Full blown SOULar winds the last few hours, increasing in strength and overriding our ability to function/do until we complete the integration phase. I learned years ago… let it all go and honor our Crystalline LightBody Structure’s process first. After, we have new abilities, knowledge and energy… ready to rock and roll again.

Pineal (melatonin and DMT release)… many may be in lucid dreamy energies…. our Crystals are charging huge. I’ll resume the work when we get through.

Time to BE and possibly zzzzzzzzzzzzzz or at least just lay here in the space in-between seeing all of the information available in the light encodements activating inside……..

Upgrades come first. Priorities loves. Everything else will fall in place easier…. clearing old timelines… then we may shift into template adjustments and LightBody tuning…….

We’ve got some shaking going on! Quantum Crystalline Cells are charging huge.

Inner Earth/Gaia may start speaking more too!

Lisa Transcendence Brown
www.AwakeningToRemembering.com

Via: In5D

12:00

Mesa's On-Disk Shader Cache Revised For The 7th Time "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Timothy Arceri of Collabora has now revised the massive patch-set implementing an on-disk shader cache for Mesa with the work nearing completion, at least for the Intel i965 driver...

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How to Win Over Merchants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Adam Greenfield is a Strong Towns member and blogger at The Plaza Perspective.. We welcome him as a guest writer today.


Merchants can be a tough lot when you’re trying to make change. When I co-founded San Francisco’s Inner Sunset Sundays, a community-organized street fair, in 2010 (I openly admit that we were total rookies and were absolutely winging it that first time) my team and I saw merchants as a hurdle to overcome on the path to achieving our dreams of street event glory. Yes, we let the merchants know about the event ahead of time, collected their support, and invited them to join if they were interested. But otherwise, we hoped the merchants would leave us alone and not make life difficult for us.

Angie Petitt-Taylor (left) and Madeleine Savit (right)

Angie Petitt-Taylor (left) and Madeleine Savit (right)

And that’s more or less what happened the first year; we got away with it. However, karma came around to bite us. The next year some merchants complained to the city, forcing us to greatly revise our plans for the second event. One merchant, a local bookstore, claimed our first event had cost them business that day. Then, a previous merchant supporter refused to re-sponsor us after hearing more such dissatisfied whispers from nearby stores. The merchants were revolting (from our perspective, in both senses of the word!).

Back in 2010, merchants seemed a frustrating bunch to us, quick to grumble, slow to help, and reluctant to support our hard work. But as our organizing experience grew, so our view of merchants matured. Much of what we’ve learned since 2010 about working with merchants has come from two fantastic San Francisco-based organizers: Community event planner Angie Petitt-Taylor (with whom I co-organize a local flea market) from Sunset Mercantile and activist Madeleine Savit (who worked with merchants as part of the Folks For Polk streetscape project). Both Angie and Madeleine have devoted years to understanding and working with merchants on win-win outcomes.

Thanks in large part to Angie and Madeleine, my fellow organizers and I came to empathize with merchants...

These Apocalyptic Maps Show The Holes Income Inequality Has Left In Cities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tall buildings represent the wealthy; short ones represent the poor. What's missing? The middle class.

Tall buildings represent the wealthy; short ones represent the poor. What's missing? The middle class.

In one part of Chicago's Near West Side, the median household income is $104,000. In another—about a mile away—it's about $20,000.

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11:58

‘Fake news comes from our own govt’: Ron Paul fires back on propaganda charges "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Allegations of spreading “fake news” and propagandizing for Russia are being laughed off by Dr. Ron Paul, founder of the Ron Paul Institute. He tells RT “it’s flattering” to receive so much attention from a recent Washington Post article.Calling the accusation “a bit ironic,” Paul chalked it up to “sour grapes” on the part of those who had hoped for a different outcome in the presidential election. The Washington Post article, published November 24, cited PropOrNot, an anonymous website listing more than a dozen websites, including the Ron Paul Institute, as "sources" or "repeaters" of "Russian influence operations." “The mainstream media and the establishment lost this election,” Paul told RT America’s Ed Schultz on Monday. Paul also stressed that his own program, The Liberty Report, had remained neutral in its campaign and election coverage. “They've been as involved in fake news and fake stories as anyone else,” he added, calling the charge “pretty amazing.” “I'm very concerned about fake news stories,” Paul said, adding that “where the fake news comes from is our own government,” including through official economic reports and in pushing for war. Paul noted that the subject of Russian meddling in the US election coming up during the debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was nothing more than “politics as usual,” and now that Trump has been elected the next president, some in the media are “looking for scapegoats.” “The ones who are charging us with listening to what Russia tells us to say,” Paul said, “they've lost all credibility.” The most important thing that President-elect Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin can do now is to “believe in and practice diplomacy,” Paul said. “The two of them could certainly do some talking, and let the public know where they stand on the issues.”     Source: rt.com
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11:58

Global stocks waver ahead of OPEC deal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ministers of the OPEC have been unable to reach consensus on a quota cut for more than a year now [Xinhua]

Ministers of the OPEC have been unable to reach consensus on a quota cut for more than a year now [Xinhua]


Global stocks are reeling from the uncertainty of an impending deal by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on cutting production in order to stabilize oil markets.

On Tuesday morning, Russia said it would not attend an OPEC meeting in Vienna on Wednesday which did nothing to alleviate fears that the cartel was beset by internal divisions about the cuts.

At press time, international benchmark Brent Crude fell 1.68 per cent to $47.43 a barrel.

Late Monday night, Reuters reported that OPEC experts ended their meeting without agreeing on any concrete details for the reduction in oil output by individual countries to be presented to an OPEC ministerial-level gathering on Wednesday.

After more than nine hours of talks, Iran and Iraq continued to insist on higher output numbers, as they have done in recent weeks.

US benchmark West Texas Intermediate also fell 1.78 per cent to $46.24 a barrel and pulled stocks down with it.

US stocks also dipped, as the Dow Jones industrial average by 0.28 per cent, the S&P 500 lost 0.58 per cent and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.56 per cent.

In Europe, London’s FTSE 100 was down by 0.72 per cent; Tokyo’s Nikkei dipped by 0.27 per cent while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.41 per cent.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

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Delta SSG, Ovie Agas Advances Reasons Why Okowa Set Up Security Trust Funds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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LAGOS NOVEMBER 29TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Secretary to the Delta State Government SSG, Rt. Hon. Festus Ovie Agas has advanced the reasons why the Delta state government established the Delta State Security Trust Fund as administrative apparatus and the appointment of an Executive Secretary to the headship of the body.
At a maiden Ministerial press briefing in Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba the Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), Hon. Festus Ovie-Agas stated that Governor Okowa’s administration has achieved a lot of results in building peace among Deltans which has made the state conducive for investments.

According to him, the 41-member peace building and advisory council which was inaugurated by Governor Okowa “has been modified to include settlement of disputes among communities and ensuring peace building platforms aimed at socio-political stability of the state.”
He also, stated that Governor Okowa, has encouraged the activities of security operatives in the state by giving them necessary incentives and also, established the “Delta State Security Trust fund to help in mobilizing funds for intervention in critical areas of security administration and thereby, ensure the achievement of conducive atmosphere for socio-economic activities.”
Hon. Agas, stated that among the bills that were initiated by the Governor Okowa administration have been passed into law for promoting good governance, the administration has also, executed several programmes to make the people prosperous.
The Works Commissioner, Chief James Augoye, who also brief the press, said governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration has spent over N32 billion on road construction, noting that the amount was for the construction of roads from 2015 to 2016.
“In line with the realization that road development and construction is the backbone for the achievement of the SMART Agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration, the ministry has embarked on 71 road projects at a total cost of N32. 905 billion for construction between May 2015 and November 2016 covering over 282 kilometres of road and 136 kilometres of concrete lined drains,” he said.
He added, “the value of projects currently being handled by the ministry, including those inherited from the previous administration is put at about N110 billion and it covers 381 kilometres of road.”
The Works Commissi...

London Concerned Over Israel Plans to Build 500 Housing Units in E Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israel/Palestine (Sputnik) – The United Kingdom is deeply concerned over reports of Jerusalem receiving plans for some 500 new “illegal” housing units in a settlement in East Jerusalem, UK Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said Monday.

Last week, media reports emerged claiming that Jerusalem’s municipality had proposed construction of 500 housing units in Ramat Shlomo, an area annexed by Israel.

“We are deeply concerned by reports that the Jerusalem Municipality has revived a plan for constructing 500 new units in the illegal settlement of Ramat Shlomo in East Jerusalem,” Ellwood said in a statement.

According to Ellwood, the expansion of the Ramat Shlomo settlement includes construction on privately owned Palestinian land.

“It is disappointing that Israel has proceeded with this plan despite serious international criticism when these plans were announced in 2014. Israel’s policy of continuing to expand settlements is illegal under international law and systematically undermines the prospects for a two-state solution,” the minister said, as quoted by the UK Foreign Office.

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By Yellowblood – Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The initial plan of expanding the Ramat Shmolo settlement was proposed in 2014 but was canceled amid international pressure. The plan was revived by East Jerusalem’s administration on November 20, 2016.

Palestinians seek diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip. The Israeli government refuses to recognize Palestine as an independent political and diplomatic entity, and builds settlements on the occupied areas, despite objections from the United Nations.

This report prepared by Sputnik

11:52

'CIA created ISIS', says Julian Assange as Wikileaks releases 500k US cables "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange today said the CIA was responsible for paving the way for ISIS as the whistle blowing organisation released more than half a million formerly confidential US diplomatic cables dating back to 1979. On the sixth anniversary of the first infamous "Cablegate" by WikiLeaks, when it releases its first batch of sensitive US files, on November 28 2010, it has expanded its Public Library of US Diplomacy (PLUSD) with 531,525 new diplomatic cables from 1979. In a statement to coincide with the release of the cables, known as "Carter Cables III", Mr Assange explained how events which unfolded in 1979, had begun a series of events that led to the rise of ISIS. He said: "If any year could be said to be the "year zero" of our modern era, 1979 is it." Mr Assange said a decision by the CIA, together with Saudi Arabia, to plough billions of dollars into arming the Mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan to tackle the Soviet Union, had led to the creation of terror group al-Qaeda. This, in turn, he said led to the 9/11 terror strikes, the invasion of Afghanhistan and Iraq by the US, and the creation of ISIS. Speaking about how 1979 shaped current global events, Mr Assange said: "In the Middle East, the Iranian revolution, the Saudi Islamic uprising and the Egypt-Israel Camp David Accords led not only to the present regional power dynamic but decisively changed the relationship between oil, militant Islam and the world. "The uprising at Mecca permanently shifted Saudi Arabia towards Wahhabism, leading to the transnational spread of Islamic fundamentalism and the US-Saudi destabilisation of Afghanistan." He said at this point Osama bin Laden left his native Saudi Arabia for Pakistan to support the Afghan Mujahideen. He added: "The invasion of Afghanistan by the USSR would see Saudi Arabia and the CIA push billions of dollars to Mujahideen fighters as part of Operation Cyclone, fomenting the rise of al-Qaeda and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. Will Trump pardon Assange after WikiLeaks election help? Express Pictures looks at the WikiLeaks tweets that may be responsible. "The 1979 current of Islamification spread to Pakistan where the US embassy was burned to the ground and Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed. "The Iranian hostage crisis would go on to fatally undermine Jimmy Carter's presidency and see the election of Ronald Reagan. "The rise of al-Qaeda eventually bore the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, enabling the US invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and over a decade of war, leaving, at its end, the ideological, financial and geographic basis for ISIS." The election of Margaret Thatcher as British Prime Minister and the Three Mile Island nuclear incident are some of the incidents during the year cited by Assange. Other events of the year included in...

11:51

Bolivia: an efficaciously prudent economy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bolivia (ALAI) – Bolivia drives in its own lane, with a GDP growth this year above 4.5%. At a time when the world economy is contracting, with unfavourable winds, the Andean country is sustaining its growth. Why? The reason is very simple. Evo Morales never trusted the cycles of the world economy.

From the beginning of his mandate in 2006, Bolivia built its own economic order. By no means an autarchic one, nor disconnected from the world. On the contrary: an economic model connected to the outside, but in a sovereign and intelligent way. The first step was the nationalization of hydrocarbons, which was fundamental in order to erect their own house. Socially just and economically efficacious. Thus they have broken the myth that any nationalization reduces the capacity for growth.  Bolivia quadrupled its nominal GDP in this period. And it continues along its long growth cycle in spite of the international context.

As the government of Evo proceeded to re-empower the role of the State in the economy, direct foreign investments did not leave nor was there any capital flight. Internal savings grew to historical levels. Today Bolivia is presumed to hold sufficient monetary reserves (38% of GDP) to effectively confront the external negative shock. But this is not only public savings, there is also a significant growth in private savings. In total, considering all the sources, Bolivia possesses savings of 48 billion dollars, well above its GDP (38 billion dollars). This allows it to leverage productive investments for the years to come. There is sufficient coverage to get around external restrictions.

Bolivia opted for an efficaciously prudent economy, without being dragged after the ups and downs of commodity prices. They were able to build a security belt without the need to sacrifice social rights. They did this thanks to a deliberate intention to form an internal market. The redistribution of wealth, in addition to satisfying principles of social justice, was indispensable as a method to amplify internal demand.  Consumption grew thanks to increased income across the whole distribution chain. The proactive employment policies and the social programmes for children (Juancito Pinto Bonus), elders (Dignity Income) and pregnant women (Juana Azurduy Bonus) were crucial for this achievement. According to the World Bank, Bolivia is the planetary champion in improving the incomes of the poorest 40% of the population. The country was able to relieve social indebtedness without incurring greater financial debt; the public debt is at present 19% of GDP. In addition, public investment did not cease to grow, from 879 million dollars in 2006, to 6.396 billion dollars projected in the General State Budget for 2016. This increase in public investment has reached the point in which the brute formation of fixed capital is greater today than the volume destined to public sal.........

11:50

Europe on 'BRINK OF WAR' as Turkey gathers boats to ship migrants to Greece over EU anger "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Greek intelligence officers have discovered the Turkish plans which they say involve thousands of dinghies and motorboats already being gathered along Turkey's western coast. The analysts said Syrian migrants are preparing to board the vessels and wash up on Greek shores "within a matter of weeks". National intelligence officials estimate at least 3,000 undocumented migrants could enter Greece each day under the plan. They said the plans are being supported by Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has been battling the European Parliament since they voted to halt talks to let Turkey into the union last week. Although the vote is non-binding the politicians have put up a political wall between the EU and Mr Erdogan. During a speech in Istanbul on Saturday, the country's president warned: "If you go any further, these border gates will be opened. Neither me nor my people will be affected by these dry threats. It wouldn't matter if all of you approved the European Parliament vote. "We are the ones who feed three-three and a half million refugees in this country. You have betrayed your promises." In March this year, Turkey entered into an agreement with the EU in which they accept Syrian migrants who have made their way from Turkey to Greece. In return for accepting the migrants, Turkish citizens get visa-free access to the EU and the government gets monetary rewards. However, Turkey's human rights attitude has continually threatened to topple its accession hopes. Athanassios Drougas, an intelligence expert in Athens, told The Times: "No one is underestimating Mr Erdogan and his unpredictability these days. "These plans, along with explicit threats that the Turkish president has made in recent weeks, have Greece's joint chiefs of staff seriously concerned. "They are fearful and they have told the political leadership here that if Turkey opens the floodgates yet again, Greece, in its current state of financial and social distress, will not be able to withstand the shock. "It will spell war or wreak the havoc of one." Hundreds of migrants deported to Turkey, as part of EU-Turkey Refugee Deal.Greece is already struggling to cope as more than 60,000 refugees are stranded in the country due to several Balkan states closing their borders last February, leaving them with nowhere else to go. Five Aegean islands close to Turkey's western coast are estimated to be hosting 16,000 asylum seekers in limbo. Dr Drougas, added: "It's no surprise that the Hellenic Navy and special units have been undertaking increased exercises around Greek islands, mainly in the northern Aegean, for fear of a sudden attack in the case of a dramatic deterioration in Ankara's relations with the EU."
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11:49

ONE PALESTINIAN MAN’S MISSION TO MAKE URBAN AGRICULTURE MORE SUSTAINABLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Palestine (Ensia) – Around the world, urban agriculture is playing a role in feeding a growing global population from mid-America to the Middle East.

 

 

The video above introduces Said Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine, along the Mediterranean Coast.

Abu Nasser has created a 200-square-meter (2,000-square-foot) micro-farm using a hydroponic system and homemade organic pest-control solutions consisting of garlic, pepper, soap and more.

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Each year, he produces approximately 3,500 kilograms (7,700 pounds) of food — enough to feed 30 people. Perhaps more important, though, his urban farm may be a model for others hoping to grow food sustainably at smaller scales.

This video was produced, filmed and edited by Yasser Abu Wazna, a freelance filmmaker based in the Palestinian Territory

This report prepared by Todd Reubold for Ensia.

 

11:49

When a Man Kills a Woman "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(OpenDemocracy) – Across everything that divides societies, we share in common that men’s violence against women is normalised, tolerated, justified – and hidden in plain sight.

Since 25 November last year, at least 118 women and girls in the UK aged over 13 have been killed by men, or a man has been the primary suspect.

An average of one woman dead at the hands of a man every 3 days.

I’ve been recording women’s names and details of how they were killed since January 2012 when Counting Dead Women was launched.

Today we commemorate 653 women.

Men’s fatal violence against women in the UK crosses boundaries of class, race, nationality and age.  Over the last year, the oldest woman killed was 85, 18 were over 60, and 21 were aged 25 and under.  They included hairdressers, writers, shop assistants, prostituted women, a politician, lawyers, students and school girls; women born in Eritrea, Poland, China, Italy and other countries, and of course women born in the UK with a range of ethnic backgrounds.  Most, but not all, were killed by current or former partners, others were killed by burglars, rapists, neighbours, brothers, sons, men they saw as friends or men who paid for sex.

Many think of intimate partner violence, or, more broadly, domestic violence, if they think about women killed by men at all.  This focus is reflected and reinforced by official statistics.  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes an annual report on violent crime, including homicide.  For the year ending March 2015, the Home Office Homicide Index recorded 518 homicides. There were 186 female victims, 331 male victims, and one victim whose sex is unknown/undeclared.

The proportion of female victims was the highest recorded for 20 years. 19 men and 81 women were killed in circumstances described as partner/ex-partner homicides. 31 were killed by other family members (domestic/family violence).

But what about the remaining 74 women?  Is it important to have a sex-specific analysis of their deaths?

51-year-old Majella Lynch died in hospital after the a removal of a 400ml shampoo bottle  from her abdominal cavity.  William Mousley QC, prosecuting, said  “The bottle could not have been self-inserted because of the extreme pain such an act would have caused.” Mousley said her attacker, Daniel McBride, 43, an habitual user of hardcore pornography “had an interest in violent sexual activity and was in the mood for sex that night having had an argument with his girlfriend and being rejected by...

11:48

South Pacific island goes 100 per cent solar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The South Pacific island of Ta'u has added 5,000 solar panels and 60 Tesla power packs to become entirely dependent on solar energy.

11:48

World’s Oldest Harbor Uncovered in Red Sea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Egypt (Sputnik) – Archaeologists have uncovered what they say is the world’s oldest harbor in the Red Sea of the Egyptian coast. The shipping hub was built by King Cheops 4,600 years ago, experts think.

Archaeologists from the French Institute of Archaeology in Cairo and the Sorbonne University discovered the oldest known harbor at Wadi el-Jarf.

The harbor is believed to have been used by King Cheops for importing materials to build his Great Pyramid of Giza. The harbor is located in the foothills of the desert mountains and was used for importing lighter copper and minerals, which help Egypt make the tools it would need to build the pyramid.

Under the waves at Wadi el-Jarf, a monumental 200-meter long L-shaped pier built of large limestone blocks was found. Diving archaeologists also found 22 limestone ship anchors in situ in the mooring area with several large storage jars lying next to the anchors, according to Haaretz.

Thousands of round storage jars were discovered throughout the site together with pottery kilns.

The archaeologists also found remains of stone structures of 30 meters in length and 8 to 12 meters in width. Professor Pierre Tallet of Sorbonne, head of the excavations, suggested they were administrative centers for the port’s operations, and were also used to store material and food for the miners working in Sinai, Haaretz reports.

Between those structures, 99 stone anchors were found, some with ropes still attached. Some anchors had inscriptions in red ink with the name of the boat they belonged to.

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About four miles from the shore, galleries hewn from the rock were found. They were filled with jars inscribed with destinations and bearing the name of the team they belonged to.

The excavators suppose the galleries were used as a store for boat parts because hundreds of wooden pieces, fragments of ore and ropes were found inside. Tallet believes the galleries served for reassembling ship kits, which were carried to the Red Sea over the desert.

According to recent calculations, building the pyramid engaged 5,000 men. In contrast to a generally accepted view that Cheops was a cruel ruler and a harsh taskmaster, Tallet said, “They were not slaves, but specialists who were employed all the year long by the royal administration — and, from the records that we have on the papyrus, they were rather privileged.”

Earlier this year, the oldest papyrus archive...

11:48

Before Mysterious Death, Andrew Breitbart Targeted Podesta in Tweet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


A haunting Tweet from the late journalist Andrew Breitbart has reemerged which has renewed interest in his mysterious death amid ongoing speculation spurred by the leaked emails of DC insider John Podesta. Breitbart died mysteriously in the early hours of March 1, 2012 – just hours before his planned release of footage of Barack Obama that he assured would heavily damage the sitting president’s chances of reelection. Days before, he had declared, “Wait until they see what happens March 1st.” Weeks later, Breitbart’s coroner, Michael Cormier, passed away – also in a suspicious and sudden fashion. “The 61 year old Cormier was discovered dead on April 20th – the same day the city officials had released their preliminary autopsy report on the death of conservative media powerhouse Andrew Breitbart,” Infowars reported at the time. “According to early reports, Michael Cormier was ‘seemingly healthy,’ yet ‘suddenly stricken’ with a fatal condition – just like Andrew Breitbart.” Earlier this month, Breitbart News released a short clip from the documentary Hating Breitbart which showcased Andrew’s exceptional contempt for Podesta, and offered clues that he knew things about the shadow controller of Obama and Hillary Clinton that were not yet public knowledge. http://youtu.be/_4V50eWOgro “What’s in your closet, John Podesta? Do you want us to play these games? Because we are playing to win.” Internet sleuths and investigative reporters continue to tirelessly dig through the WikiLeaks Podesta emails believing they may shed light on new controversies.
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11:47

A “teachable moment”? Grievance Industry Narrative Revealed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What?  “Scared Muslim migrant” runs over innocent U.S. university students and subsequently attacks them with a machete. The illogical trigger: “I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be. …” Wait for it… The distorted focus of the narrative becomes why his emotions are more relevant than his murderous intention and actions.  […]

11:45

Samsung to reform governance structure "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stakeholders have been pressuring the South Korean tech conglomerate to reform its governance structure in the wake of a corruption scandal and recalls of its flagship smart phone [Xinhua]

Stakeholders have been pressuring the South Korean tech conglomerate to reform its governance structure in the wake of a corruption scandal and recalls of its flagship smart phone [Xinhua]


South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday that it will boost shareholder returns by up to 30 per cent and undertake a reform of its corporate structure in a bid to overcome a significat drop in earnings due to product recalls in recent months.

Markets had anticipated that the company could be on the verge of dividing into two companies.

Following a string of financial losses mostly associated with the Samsung 7 cell phone recall and alleged connections to the scandal plaguing the South Korean government, shareholders have been pressuring the conglomerate to reform its governance structure and/or split into a holding company, and an operating company.

A split could potentially increase shareholder profits.

The pledge to review and reform its governance comes two weeks after Samsung Electronics agreed to buy the American Harman International Industries for $8 billion, in what is the biggest overseas acquisition on record by a South Korean firm.

Samsung is trying to break into the automotive electronics market, after the explosive Galaxy Note 7 recall and the subsequent costly slow down in growth in the smartphone division.

“We have been studying the automotive market for some time. We conclude that organic growth will not get us where we want to go fast enough,” Young Sohn, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Samsung Electronics, told Reuters in a conference call.

He, however, stressed that Samsung will not be getting into the car manufacturing business.

Harman shares rose 25.6 per cent to their highest level in more than one year after the acquisition was announced.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

11:45

Common israel/Zionist myths and how to deal with them "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

10 Zionist Arguments You’ve Encountered, But Didn’t Have Answers To   SEE ALSO My favourite Israeli myths Israel targets a UN-run school in Beit Lahiya with white phosphorous munitions during ‘Operation Cast Lead’, January 17, 2009 (Iyad El-Baba/UNRWA) Here are ten popular arguments Zionists use to defend Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians and how to answer […]

11:45

The Engine of Inequality: Privilege "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The Engine of Inequality: Privilege This is what we’re up against: a status quo that has institutionalized soaring inequality and rising poverty as the only possible output of defending the privileged few at the expense of the many. We all know wealth/income inequality is soaring. I’ve published many entries on this topic (please see the three…

The post The Engine of Inequality: Privilege appeared first on The Daily Coin.

11:45

Hillary Clinton “Money Grab” Causes US Election Chaos-With Civil War Not Far Behind "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


An alarming Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today is expressing “astonishment/amazement” over a desperate Hillary Clinton “money grab scheme” that is causing chaos among the American electorate—and that her US supporting mainstream media propagandists will not tell the truth about, and could lead to civil war.  According to this report, Dr. Jill Stein, the minor Green Party candidate for the 2016 US presidential election, this past week began soliciting donations to recount the votes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvanian—which the Green Party has done in past elections as they have long complained about the integrity of the American voting system. To the inanity of the American people who have, so far, given Dr. Stein $6.2 million for her “quixotic” effort, this report continues, it mirrors other such unexplainable actions by these peoples—and includes this past week them giving over $100,000 to a group called Cards Against Humanity to dig a hole for no reason that this group, also, openly stated was not going to charity and that it was all for them. Where in the past Dr. Stein’s efforts would have gone virtually unnoticed, this report details, Hillary Clinton, without being asked (and being told by Dr. Stein she didn’t want Clinton’s help) , joined this recount charade and began begging for donations too. With overseas governments clearly feeling there is nothing left to buy from Hillary Clinton due to her humiliating defeat by President-elect Donald Trump, this report continues, this latest “money grab” scheme of hers is meant to replenish her dwindling funds—and that includes the government of Australia cutting off all their funding to her, Norway decreasing their funding by over 90%, and her only being able to gain 5 new donors between 1 July and 30 September, all of whom are known and/or suspected criminals. Instead of the US propaganda mainstream media exposing Hillary Clinton for her “money grabbing” scheme, this report notes, only President-elect Trump has told the American people the truth that Clinton’s actions are a scam—and who is supported by the simple fact that he holds a 306 elector lead compared to Clinton’s 232, with Michigan being the last US State to certify that Trump won later today. To the full complexity of Hillary Clinton’s “money grabbing” scheme, this report explains, is to needlessly (and harmfully) drag out the 2016 US presidential election for as long as possible in order for her to gain millions-of-dollars more in donations—but that critically centers on court challenge later today in the State of Pennsylvania. According to this report, Dr. Jill Stein filed her “Verified Petition for Recount” in Wisconsin this past Friday (25 November) 90 minutes before the deadline citing as evidence an affidavit written by J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University...

11:45

Hillary Lawyer Calls On NC GOP Governor To Stop Recount Despite Tighter Race Than WI, MI & PA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

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Well this is awkward. Just two days after confirming that he would participate in Jill Stein’s recounts in WI, MI and PA, Hillary campaign attorney, Marc Elias, is now publicly calling on North Carolina Republican Gubernatorial candidate, Pat McCrory, to halt his recount efforts and concede his race.

In the NC Gov. race, as of the end of the weekend, Gov-Elect Cooper’s lead is now 9,133 votes.

— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 28, 2016

Cooper’s lead in NC is now 9,133. McCrory should concede. https://t.co/xE64aS9n7T

— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 28, 2016

Ironically, Elias cites an insurmountable 9,133 vote margin as the basis for his plea even though that is a tighter margin than the 22,871 vote gap between Trump and Hillary in WI…

…11,612 vote gap in MI…

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…and the 66,236 gap in PA.

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Are all politicians afflicted with the same disease that allows them to be so blatantly hypocritical? Did he simply think that no one would notice? These aren’t rhetorical questions, Marc, we would really like to better understand your process for rationalizing these sorts of things in your head.

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11:41

BN TV: “There was no choice, I shouldn’t have gotten married” Claire Sulmers Interviews Toke Makinwa ‘On Becoming’ and Life After for DZRPT Special "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily interviews Nigerian media personality Toke Makinwa on her hit book “On Becoming” and life after the most embarrassing moments of her life. She shares so many secrets we had to hold our clutches. “There were times when I thought of committing suicide I thought just end it now … We […]

11:41

How Fake News Spreads — Corporate Media Spread Story Of “Active Shooter” During A Knife Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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By : Jay Syrmopoulus /The Free Thought Project For all the noise out of the mainstream corporate media about “fake news,” it didn’t take long for a mass knife attack at Ohio State University on Monday morning to morph into widespread reporting of an “active shooter.”

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Initial reports, echoed across the corporate media landscape, described the attack as a shooting — when in reality law enforcement sources later confirmed it was a knife attack.

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This phenomenon highlights exactly how the “fog of war,” and rush to be the first to report on a story, can result in a story being reported fallaciously. Of course, the narrative sold by the mainstream is that alternative media is unreliable, and thus, corporate media must be relied upon as the standard bearers of “truthful and legitimate” information.

Obviously, this type of wildfire reporting of false information across the whole of mainstream media calls into question the veracity of the reporting and fact checking done by these mainstream outlets that are so quick to call independent news “fake.”

See how that works?

Unsurprisingly, only minutes after news broke that there was an alleged active shooter, calls across the social media universe for stronger gun control began, due to the false reports of an active shooter. Liberal opportunists on Twitter were quick to blame the knife attack on lackluster laws gun control laws.

Some folks have begun damage control and deleted their calls for gun control over a knife attack, but what happens on the internet — stays on the internet.

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11:39

BREAKING: East Aleppo Fully Liberated From Terrorists ~ [Russian Ministry of Defense] "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The full territory of east Aleppo was liberated from terrorists on Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said. DETAILS TO FOLLOW …

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11:39

Only 10 Countries In The Whole World Are Not Currently On War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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By: Claire Bernish / THE ANTIMEDIA United States — A troubling report by the Institute for Economics and Peace found a mere ten nations on the planet are not at war and completely free from conflict. According to the Global Peace Index 2016, only Botswana, Chile, Costa Rica, Japan, Mauritius, Panama, Qatar, Switzerland, Uruguay and Vietnam are free from conflict. Iceland tops the list of most peaceful countries in the world, followed by Denmark, Austria, New Zealand, Portugal, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, and Slovenia — while the United States ranked far lower, at 103. Palestine, placed in the index of 163 nations for the first time this year, ranked 148th.

War-torn Syria placed at the bottom of the list, lower than only South Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Central African Republic, Ukraine, Sudan, and Libya.

The index gauges global peace using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society; the extent of domestic or international conflict; and the degree of militarisation,” the report states.

Though 81 countries improved their level of peace according to those criteria, those gains were muddied by deteriorating peace in 79 other nations. In the last decade, “the average country score deteriorated by 2.44 per cent with 77 countries improving while 85 countries deteriorated, highlighting the global complexities of peace and its uneven distribution.”

While Central and South America continue to earn the worst marks for societal safety and security, the U.S. represents one of the only exceptions due to its “excessive incarceration rate.”
Overall, Europe held its spot as the most generally peaceful region, while the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) remains consistently the most tumultuous on the planet.

“The historic 10-year deterioration in peace has largely been driven by the intensifying conflicts in the MENA region,” the report notes. “Terrorism is also at an all-time high, battle deaths from conflict are at a 25-year high, and the number of refugees and displaced people are at a level not s...

11:38

76 Confirmed Dead, As Plane Carrying Top Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes In Colombia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division soccer team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 76 people, Colombian officials said Tuesday. Five people survived.

The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by a charter airline named LaMia, declared an emergency at 10 p.m. Monday (0300 GMT) because of an electrical failure, aviation authorities said.

The aircraft, which had departed from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, was transporting the Chapecoense soccer team to Medellin's Jose Maria Cordova airport.

In this Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, file pic players of Brazil's Chapecoense celebrate at the end of a Copa Sudamericana semifinal soccer match against Argentina's San Lorenzo in Chapeco, Brazil. A chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including the Brazilian first division Chapecoense soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.

The team, from southern Brazil and which had started its journey in Sao Paulo, was scheduled to play Wednesday in the first of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin.

It wasn't immediately clear if the team switched planes in Bolivia or just made a stopover with the same plane.

"What was supposed to be a celebration has turned into a tragedy," Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez said from the search and rescue command center.

The club said in a brief statement on its Facebook page that "may God accompany our athletes, officials, journalists and other guests traveling with our delegation."

Brazil as well as South America's soccer federation extended its condolences to the entire Chapecoense community and said its president, Luis Dominguez, was on his way to Medellin. All soccer activities were suspended until further notice...

11:37

Our “Survival Switch” and The Inability To Change Our Worldview. (Are We F*****) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Dee Mclachlan This is a follow up on two previous articles: A Letter To The ABC, and Just Who Is The Fruit Loop Here Mr Faine? (by James O’Neill). To anyone not familiar with those articles, I will summarize: Jon Faine hosts ABC’s morning talkback radio, and chose “Fake News” as a discussion topic. I […]

11:36

IDF strikes ISIS compound in Syria after militants’ 1st cross-border attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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This is of course simply the excuse needed to draw Israel into the war against Syria. After all the whole destruction of the middle east, the attack on civilians is to clear the way to create a greater Israel.

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The IDF ordered an airstrike on Islamic State’s facility in the south of the Syrian Golan Heights after militants opened small arms and mortar fire on an Israeli patrol on Sunday. Local media said it was the first encounter between the two sides.

An IDF spokesman said that the Monday airstrike targeted “an abandoned military facility, which was previously used by the United Nations and served as a location for [Islamic State or IS, formerly] ISIS to consolidate their offensive forces and operations near the border,” according to the Jerusalem Post.

The military said the bombing came in retaliation to the IS-linked attack on Sunday and was aimed at preventing militants from returning to the compound which would pose “a substantial threat in the area.”

On Sunday, an IDF patrol came under small arms and mortar fire from across the border on Israeli part of the Golan Heights at around 8:30am local time, according to the Jerusalem Post. The gunmen were said to be from the IS-affiliated grouping called ‘Shuhada al-Yarmouk’.

None of the soldiers, all members of IDF’s elite Golani Brigade, was injured, the Israeli military said. In retaliation, the Israeli Air Force scrambled aircraft which spotted and then destroyed a car on the other side of the border, armed with a heavy machine gun.

“Israel will not let Islamic State or any other hostile organization use the chaos of the war in Syria to set up shop on Israel’s northern border,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

On Monday, Netanyahu said that Israel is paying close attention to the developments.

“We will not tolerate even isolated fire and we will respond forcefully and attack our enemies when necessary before they succeed in attacking us,”...

11:35

Day of Solidarity with Palestine, 29th November "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Day of Solidarity with Palestine 29.11.2016 Alexander Dugin Today is the International Day of Solidarity with Palestine – an occasion to talk about the future of the Palestinian people and the state of Israel. Palestine is a holy land where the main shrines of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam can be found. Not only political, but […]

11:34

North Dakota Governor Orders Mandatory Evacuation Of DAPL Protest Camps—But There’s Good News "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Credit: Andrew Cullen

Confusing legal issues have been raised recently that affect the water protectors in North Dakota, and more matters are coming into play that could further complicate their fight for clean water.

For starters, an order by the Army Corps of Engineers that was later dismissed stated that protesters would be forcibly removed or prosecuted for trespassing if they remained at the camps after December 5th.

Thankfully, this order didn’t go through, but another daunting one was pushed forward and signed by North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple late on Monday that is making waves. He released an order that called for a mandatory evacuation of all protesters blocking the development of the pipeline because of “severe winter weather storm conditions.”

Despite it being deemed “mandatory,” no forcible removals are planned and no deadline has been imposed. This may be because neither the state nor the Army Corps of Engineers wants to assume responsibility for removing the protectors, but this benefits the people that plan on continuing the protest throughout the winter season.

The reason for the order is to limit liability, since the harsh conditions could seriously harm some of the protesters who live in cars or tents instead of “proper dwellings suitable for winter habitation.” By formally demanding a complete evacuation, the state is not held responsible for the deteriorating health of protesters caused by weather.

Many speculate that this order will have little to no immediate effect on the water protectors, because federal officials would need to get involved if there were going to be any sort of removal. State and local officials are unable to forcibly remove people, except for when they are arresting them.

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11:34

Legislative Aide to Deputy Speaker of House of Rep Dies in National Assembly "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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LAGOS NOVEMBER 29TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A Senior Legislative Assistant with the National Assembly, Mr Abubakar Doki on Monday collapsed and died in the National Assembly premises.
The deceased who was said to be in his early 50, was until his death, a Senior Legislative Aide (SLA) attached to the office of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yussuf Lasun.
The deceased was said to have taken ill at the early hours of Monday and was brought to the National Assembly clinic.
However, on getting to the Assembly clinic, he was told his condition was beyond what the clinic facilities could handle and was referred to seek treatment outside.

The deceased, brought to the? clinic by his son whose name could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, collapsed on his way out of the National Assembly complex.
This prompted security operatives including the National Assembly Sergeant-At-Arm personnel and bystanders to rush to the scene.
However, their effort at alerting medical personnel from the clinic in an attempt to resuscitate him proved abortive as he immediately gave up.
A senior Medical Staff with the Assembly clinic who spoke under condition of anonymity said “the deceased came to the clinic for treatment but had to be referred since his condition was already critical.’’
Asked what the nature of the ailment was, the source said it could not be ascertained since there was no diagnosis done on him to verify the nature of his condition.
According to her, sick members of staff who cannot access treatment at the clinic due to the complexity of their cases usually come for referral notes to government hospitals outside.
The late Doki, a native of Bungudu in Zamfara State, was according to National Assembly records employed under the office of the Deputy Speaker as a Senior Legislative Aide.
It was also disclosed that he was a childhood friend of a ranking member of the House and Chairman, House Committee on Finance, Rep. Babangida Ibrahim, (APC-Katsina).
Attempts by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent to get Rep.? Ibrahim to comment on the development were unsuccessful as his mobile lines were switched off.
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11:32

First Michelin Star for Street Food Vendor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Michelin star is one of the greatest culinary distinctions that a restaurant can earn.

For more than a century, these awards have been published as a series of guidebooks that recognize outstanding food experiences. Often, these places are the epitome of fine dining, but one chef proves that’s not always the case—Chan Hong Meng, a street food vendor in Singapore, was a recent recipient of this high honor. His restaurant is a humble stall located in a large, open-air food court that has people in line before he’s even ready to serve.

The signature meal at Meng’s establishment is chicken slathered in a Hong Kong-style soy sauce. At just $1.50, it has gained a beloved reputation over the 35 years he’s cooked—and it’s now the cheapest Michelin-starred dish in the world!

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There are two most recognized restaurant guides in the world: The “Guide Michelin” and the “Gault & Millau”. Both have their origins in France. The Guide Michelin attributes 1 to 3 stars. The Gault Millau rates on a scale of 1 to 20, with 20 highest.

Having a Michelin Star means “A very good restaurant in its category” (Une très bonne table dans sa catégorie).

The Silent Gardens team is known for it’s love for excellent cuisine. Today Butch, our chef, surprised us with an oven roasted pork loin on a bouquet of local vegetables and french fries. The home made roasted pepper cream sauce made of this lunch a stairway to heaven…

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11:30

Journeying Through Asia With Wolfgang Buscher "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The emotional observations and personal musings brought on by Buscher’s travels are what set apart Asian Absences from other travelogues.

Tokyo. Credit: Osamu Kaneko/ Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Tokyo. Credit: Osamu Kaneko/ Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Travelogues are odd books, which sometimes reveal more about the authors than the places they visit. This was brought home to me recently as I read Asian Absences by Wolfgang Buscher – an informative and reflective piece of travel writing, which traces his expeditions across Asia – starting with India, moving on to Singapore, Nepal, Cambodia, Japan and ending in the mythical city of Shangri-La. Buscher heads the features desk of the German newspaper Die Welt and has received several awards for his journalism. The book has been translated by Simon Pare, who translates from German to English and lives in Paris.

Like most travel writing, the book is a narration of the different places visited, but what sets it apart are Buscher’s emotional observations and personal musings. “Tokyo is polite, warm and without roofs”; a dream encounter with Lord Shiva leaves him wondering, “I was moved in a way only by whom or by what, I didn’t know”; “little bubbles floating on a bowl of tea. Here now, then gone. The feeling of being there at a fragile moment that might burst at any time.”

Wolfgang Buscher Asian Absences – Searching for Shangri La Speaking Tree, 2015

Wolfgang Buscher
Asian Absences – Searching for Shangri La
Speaking Tree, 2015

The descriptions are lyrical, implications subtle. When he finally sees the “stars of Arabia”, he writes, “I raised my eyes and saw a velvet canopy embroidered all over with diamonds”. In the concluding paragraph of ‘An Indian Afternoon’, he comments, “Colours exploded on the inside of my closed eyelids, vermillion, saffron, scarlet, the red...

11:29

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, The Swamp of War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President-elect Donald Trump’s message for the nation’s senior military leadership is ambiguously unambiguous...

11:26

Would You Order a Starbucks Delivery? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I just noticed today that Wizmates is now offering delivery from Starbucks. There’s no minimum order amount but the delivery charge is 4,500 LBP. I love the idea that Wizmates is delivering for Starbucks now and I would consider it if we are getting for 3 or 4 people not just for me.

What’s more important though is to make sure the coffee gets here hot. My friend ordered today and was satisfied with this service. I will give it a try this week and let you know 🙂

11:23

Making sense of the strange story about israel attacking ISIS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Analysis: IDF meets I.S.I.S Sabba – “Is I.S.I.S trying to provoke Israel” asks the writer. The I.S.I.S jewhadists have claimed time and time again that they never attack Israel or any jew for that matter because their holy book  forbids them to. This in turn implies that their holy book does allow them to kill, torture, […]

11:19

Introducing Avant Garde – The Bridal Store from Elizabeth R "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One of Nigeria’s foremost events management company, Elizabeth R, is pleased to announce the launch of, Avant Garde, its bridal store that features an exclusive line of wedding gowns, reception dresses and accessories from some of the world’s best designers. This marks the latest addition to the Elizabeth R brand, which also includes The Dorchester, […]

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Five survive, 76 killed as plane carrying Brazil football team crashes in Colombia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia. Police say five people survived the crash but the rest of those on board died. The chartered aircraft was carrying members of the Chapecoense football team. The team was due to play […]

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Million visits milestone, from where are my visitors? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 2015 video is called What is WordPress?

Now that my blog has reached the milestone of one million visits ever since I moved to WordPress in December 2011, I will have a look at where visitors came from.

The figures start at 25 February 2012, when WordPress started counting them.

Top Views by Country for all days ending 2016-11-29 (Summarized)

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11:17

Even its staunchest advocates can see that Prevent is a busted flush "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No matter how hard they may try to reposition themselves, Quilliam’s central role in supporting Prevent can't be erased

11:16

Police arrests 2 Women for Inflicting Injury 9-year-old & Using her to beg for Alms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two women, identified only as Amadi and Mama Esther have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly abusing a nine-year-old girl, Joy, in the FESTAC Town area of the state, PUNCH reports. The report stated that Amadi allegedly poured a chemical on the victim, making her sustain injuries on different parts of the body. […]

11:15

What Happens “If the Boom Ends with a Bang?” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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What Happens “If the Boom Ends with a Bang?” OECD frets about Canada’s House Price Bubble In its economic outlook released today, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is generally gung-ho about the Canadian economy, and practically bubbling over with new enthusiasm for the global economy. It now expects global growth to accelerate…

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11:15

Nigeria, A Nation’s Deadened Conscience "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A seven years old lynched by angry mob in Lagos recently.....

A seven years old lynched by angry mob in Lagos recently…..


By Sunny Awhefeada
LAGOS NOVEMBER 29TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A seven year old boy was recently lynched in Lagos State for stealing garri. The incident provoked anger as a natural reaction, but Nigerians were not shocked. Nigerians were not shocked because we have lost our humanity and degenerated into a people with a deadened conscience. The Lagos State police chief denied that such a thing happened in the domain over which he superintends. Surely, no Nigerian believed him and I am sure he also did not believe himself. His facial gesture, the slow manner in which he picked his words and the stuttering before the camera during the press conference betrayed the fact that he merely came on air to serve Nigerians another cocktail of lies.
The Lagos lynching brings to mind the killing of four University of Port Harcourt students a few years ago. The quartet had gone to ask a debtor friend to pay up the debt he owed one of them. The debtor resisted and raised alarm. A mob descended on the four innocent boys and got them lynched. The video footage of that sad incident showed a policeman standing and watching it unfold as the boys were beaten to pulp and eventually got set ablaze. That murder which made millions who watched the video shudder and cry ought to have been the last of such jungle justice. But no! The nation had by then become conscienceless and many other reported and unreported cases of jungle justice were to follow.
Institutional collapse has unleashed anarchy on Nigeria. Governance has failed at all levels. The people have also failed themselves by active connivance or passive complicity. The failure of the Nigerian state manifests in all aspects of our lives. That is why nothing works in Nigeria. Antidotes which proved efficacious in other climes simply do not add up in Nigeria.
In other climes, crimes and other infringements are reported to the police who act with dispatch, but in Nigeria the police will handle your complaint with derision and request for money before carrying out his duty or even frame you up for what you didn’t do. The Nigeria Police Force remains the nation’s biggest obstacle to law and order. It is commonplace knowledge that policemen usually tutor arrested criminals on what to say to get o...

11:14

Will Self-Driving Cars Help Push Tesla Stock Over the Top? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Stephen Karmazyn

Will Driverless Tech Updates Push Tesla Stock?
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) isn’t exactly known for resting on its laurels. As a new week dawns, so too is a new entry written of the saga of Tesla stock.

This one has to do with a new and improved autopilot feature–the creatively named “Enhanced Autopilot”–to be released in the next three weeks, followed by incremental updates in the following months.

This is, of course part, of Elon Musk’s multi-pronged plan to take over the world. Between houses with solar panels for roofs, SpaceX.

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Map of Military Situation in Syria, 29/11/2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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11:12

Social Media Mavens: Nigeria’s Toke Makinwa and South Africa’s Bonang Matheba Cover TW Magazine November/December Edition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You asked for a star, we give you two shooting stars…! For TW, Christmas comes early and what better way to get in the spirit of festivities than to double your expectations? TW storms the stands with glamorous twin covers for our November/December Edition adorned by Queen of the moment – Toke Makinwa and the […]

11:12

The road at the centre of the struggle for Afghan influence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The road at the centre of the struggle for Afghan influence

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JALALABAD (Afghanistan) — Giant trucks thunder along the main stretch of highway that peels away from the Pakistani border, carrying cement, fruit and chemicals to the Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Vulnerable to attacks from Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants, the crucial 74km expanse of road that runs near the famed Khyber Pass is undergoing a major facelift after security concerns forced a seven-year delay in the project.

As well as paving the way for an expansion in bilateral trade between the two countries, the road is at the centre of the struggle between Pakistan and India to maintain influence over Afghanistan.

Strategic interests

“It’s strategic interests that are prompting investment in Afghanistan,” Mr Imtiaz Gul, executive director at the Centre for Research and Security Studies in Islamabad. “Goodwill is secondary.”

In the last decade, India’s investment in Afghanistan has created discomfort for Pakistan, he noted.

Last month, Pakistan pledged a further US$500 million (S$712 million) to help rebuild Afghanistan, in addition to an existing US$500 million package on health, education and infrastructure that includes a 400-bed hospital in Kabul and more than 2,000 scholarships for Afghan students.

India, too, has focused on building infrastructure such as dams, highways, and power frameworks as well as the new Parliament in Kabul. It has largely refrained from supporting Kabul militarily because of Pakistani sensitivities, said Mr Dhruva Jaishankar, fellow at the Brookings India think-tank.

“For India, the priority is a stable and plural Afghanistan, and the defeat of the Taliban. This would ensure that the region is not a hotbed for terrorism and is instead a conduit to Central Asia,” Mr Jaishankar said.

Militant insurgency

Meanwhile, Afghanistan remains in the grip of a resurgent Taliban and repeated attacks from IS militants.

Bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been severely strained over Pakistan’s support for the Taliban, presenting significant challenges to economic development in the region, said Mr Abdul Baqi Amin, director of Centre for Strategic and Regional Studies in Kabul. The neighbours accuse each other of harbouring militants who carry out assaults on both sides of the border.

Nevertheless, Pakistan is Afghanistan’s largest trading partner, with annual trade of around US$2 billion. The two governments pledged to raise bilateral trade to US$5 billion by next year.

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11:10

Four Dead, Others Burnt Beyond Recognition, In Multiple Accidents Along Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway (Pics) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At least four people were confirmed dead at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Umuahia, Abia State following a multiple auto crash that occurred along Ubakala axis of the Enugu/ Port- Harcourt expressway.
It was gathered that four vehicles were involved in the crash, including a Toyota Hilux van with registration number CG 539RSH, a Peugeot J5 bus with registration No XA 874 AKW and a Mercedes Benz tipper with registration no EGG 555 YG.
One of the victims, who was identified as Abdulhamid Abubakar disclosed to DailyPost that, over speeding on the side of the Hilux van driver caused the accident.

According to him, they were four in a Peugeot J5 bus traveling from Lafia, Nasarawa to Aba to sell bags of garden eggs and oranges.

He said he was in the Peugeot with 3 of his friends, Husaini Tanko, Imamu Abubakar and Ibrahim Abubakar.

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Syria Map: Military Situation in Northern Part of Aleppo Province on November 29, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On November 29, the Syrian army and the Kurdish YPG advanced against Turkey-led militant coalition east of Aleppo city and captured the village of Azraq from it, deploying roughly 6 km from al-Bab.

With recent reports about airstrikes on the Turkish military by the Syrian Air Force in northern Syria and ongoing heavy clashes between Turkish forces and YPG units east of al-Bab, the army-YPG advance in the area delivers a major blow to Ankara’s hopes of military expansion in the war-torn country.

This also could lead to further military escalation if the Erdogan regime decides to deploy more military force to achieve its goals in Syria.

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11:09

Somalis Forced to Trek 60 km For Water Because of Drought and Conflict "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Women carry jerry cans of water from shallow wells dug from the sand along the Shabelle River bed, which is dry due to drought in Somalia's Shabelle region, March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Feisal Omar/Files

Women carry jerry cans of water from shallow wells dug from the sand along the Shabelle River bed, which is dry due to drought in Somalia’s Shabelle region, March 19, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Feisal Omar/Files

Nairobi: A second poor rainy season in Somalia has pushed livestock herders in the drought-hit Puntland region to trek an average of 60 km (40 miles) to fetch drinking water, aid agencies said on Monday, calling for rapid action to prevent renewed famine.

Five million Somalis, or more than four out of ten people, do not have enough to eat because of poor rains and fighting between the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab and Somalia’s African Union-backed government.

“Somalia went through a very similar situation in 2011 where two failed rainy seasons, overlapping shocks, restricted action and a late response resulted in large-scale human catastrophe,” 38 aid groups, including Oxfam, Action Aid and the Norwegian Refugee Council, said in a statement.

“We have been repeatedly promising to not let this happen again… What are we waiting for?”

It called on humanitarians and donors to revise existing projects to focus on life-saving support for women, children and other communities hard-hit by the drought.

“It is our responsibility as donors, as implementers, as national and local authorities, as Somali business community… to see that this drought does not lead to a famine,” it said.

Somalia’s 2011 famine, which killed 260...

11:09

Amazon.com, Inc: This Holiday Data is Amazing for AMZN Stock "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Gaurav S. Iyer, IFC

A Victory for AMZN Stock
As Amazon’s Cyber Monday comes to a close, it is clear that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is the big winner from Thanksgiving weekend. While Amazon stock doesn’t yet reflect the paradigm shift, the numbers tell a very clear story: namely, that holiday shopping is migrating to Amazon’s turf.

Consumers are expected to have blown $3.36 billion in online sales during Cyber Monday, 9.4% more than they spent last year, according to Adobe Digital Insights. Between midnight and 10 a.m. alone, sales topped $540.0 million, $205.0 million of which took place through mobile phones. (Source: “.

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11:08

Debt Rattle November 29 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NPC Skating night, Washington DC 1919 • How The Global Left Destroyed Itself -Or, All Sex Is Not Rape- (DLS) • Of Hoovervilles and Trump Towers (Thomas) • The Blinkered Elite Who Still Think Austerity Works (Aditya Chakrabortty) • Athens Fears IMF, Berlin Will Reach Deal For Further Austerity (Kath.) • Where Are We In

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11:01

Plane Carrying Brazil’s Chapecoense Football Team Crashes in Colombia, 76 Dead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Bogota: Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were on board a plane carrying 81 people that crashed in Colombia killing 76 people, police said on Tuesday.

Chapecoense, from Brazil’s top league, had been flying in to face Atletico Nacional of Medellin in the first leg of Wednesday’s Sudamericana final, South America’s equivalent of the Europa League.

“Six people were rescued alive, but unfortunately one died. The rest of the occupants unfortunately died. The tragic toll is 76 victims,” Jose Gerardo Acevedo, regional police commander, told journalists.

The club said in a statement that it would not be making any official comments until it had more information from Colombian authorities about Monday night’s crash. Brazilian media reported that three players were among the survivors.

Flight tracking service Flightradar24 said on Twitter the last tracking signal from flight 2933 had been received when it was at 15,500 feet, about 30 km from its destination, which sits at an altitude of 7,000 feet.

The Avro RJ85 was produced by a company that is now part of UK’s BAE Systems

The charter flight was carrying 72 passengers and nine crew, when it crashed around 10:15 pm on Monday. Heavy rain first hampered and then halted rescue operations. Officials told local media that bodies would be removed once the sun rose.

Brazilian news organisations reported 21 journalists had been on board.

Brazilian TV channels Globonews and SporTV identified the surviving players as defender Alan Ruschel, goalkeeper Danilo and reserve goalkeeper Jakson Follmann. It was not immediately possible to confirm survivors’ identities.

It was the first time the small club from Chapeco had reached the final of a major South American club competition but they were underdogs against a club going for a rare double after winning the Copa Libertadores in July.

Chapecoense were the 21st biggest club in Brazil in terms of revenue, bringing in 46 million reais ($13.5 million...

11:00

Climate Change News: France Will End Coal Production by 2023 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Gaurav S. Iyer, IFC

A Good Piece of Climate Change News
As a follow up to last year’s historic Paris Accords, President Francois Hollande of France has announced that all coal plants within his country will close their doors by 2023.

Since three-quarters of France runs on nuclear power, ending coal production there isn’t a major piece of climate change news. However, the announcement was more a warning to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that no one can undo the Paris Accords.

Hollande called it an “irreversible” contract that must be honored by all countries, including the United States. (Source: “Marrakech.

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11:00

Washington’s Secret War on Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

34231231231It goes without saying that the so-called Syria’s civil war is the most dangerous and destructive crisis on the planet. Hundreds of thousands have already perished in this conflict, while around ten million Syrians have been displaced since early 2011.

To start this conflict and then keep its fires burning the US and its Satellites have spent billions of dollars. It’s curious that the New York Times has recently uncovered the criminal role that the CIA played in the Syrian war, confiding that members of the Obama administration have told them that Saudi Arabia is sponsoring the absolute majority of overseas unannounced wars, to keep the role played in them by Washington a secret. At times the US and Saudi Arabia would share their intelligence, while in some cases Riyadh would just hand out large sums of money to CIA operatives, without asking any questions.

Back in 2013 the CIA and Riyadh have agreed on launching an operation under the code name Timber Sycamore that is aimed at toppling Syria’s elected officials through the continuous training and support provided to all sorts of radical militants. Under this deal the Saudis contribute both weapons and large sums of money, while the CIA takes the lead in training the rebels on AK-47 assault rifles and tank-destroying missile. Moreover, Turkey, Jordan and Qatar have all been involved in this criminal design, even though exact amounts of money that the above mentioned states handed over to the CIA will always remain a secret. Still, the New York Times states that Saudi Arabia has been the major sponsor throughout all this time, allocating billions of dollars in a bid to bring down the government of Bashar al-Assad.

It’s been reported that ever since 2012 eight European countries have been selling large quantities of small arms to Saudi Arabia, the total worth of which has surpassed one billion euros. Most of these weapons end up in terrorist hands. At the same time, the US has been supervising these deliveries through its SOCOM operatives, since this Operations Command is charged with overseeing US operations overseas. American special forces have been shipping those weapons from Bulgaria and Romania to Turkish and Jordian ports. There’s reports that SOCOM has paid at least 27 million dollars to Bulgarian and 12 million dollars to Serbia for small weapons in the period from 2014...

11:00

MEANWHILE IN FRANCE: SKARKOZY’S BID FOR ANOTHER STAY IN THE ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The fallout and blowback from the election of Donald Trump appears to be continuing, and this time, it's another major shill for globaloney that…

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TIDBITS: DEMONSTRATIONS IN PARIS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In keeping with today's main blog, this story was shared by Ms. S.H. And of course, as usual, anyone wanting to protect their national…

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11:00

Politics and Market Volatility "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Politics and Market Volatility David R Kotok Cumberland, November 28, 2016     The story about the proportion of protestors who didn’t vote originated on November 14 with Station KGW, the NBC TV affiliate in Portland, which reported detailed statistics on the 112 arrested protestors and their voting history. Here is the link. A few…

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11:00

“Europe Will Devalue Or Dissolve…” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

Submitted by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com,

No rest for the wicked. With the shockwaves from Brexit and President Trump still reverberating around the world, the established order is bracing for more bad news. Next up is a December 4 Italian constitutional referendum that might end the reign of centrist prime minister Matteo Renzi and replace him with a bunch of anti-euro iconoclasts from the Brexit/Trump part of the spectrum. Here’s an excerpt from a much longer, deep-context Guardian UK article:

As the air of insurgency becomes unmistakable, the technical debate over reforming a 70-year-old constitution is in danger of becoming a sideshow. Perhaps the most disturbing poll for Renzi found last week that only 40% of Italians say they will vote on the reform package; 56% consider their vote to be more a verdict on the prime minister, his government and, by implication, the state of the nation.

If that bigger picture still dominates come polling day, it is hard to see anything but defeat for a man once billed as Italy’s Tony Blair. After 13 years of a flatlining economy, Italians are battered, bruised and looking for somebody to blame. Unemployment is running at 11%, but is close to 40% among the young, who made up the bulk of the 107,000 who left the country last year to seek work abroad. The aftermath of the financial crash is estimated to have wiped out about a quarter of Italian industry. The average family income is less now than it was in 2007.

Traditionally among the most enthusiastic proponents of European integration, ordinary Italians are furious at the EU’s failure to share the burden of the huge migration surge to their southern shores. Lectures from Brussels on the need to cut public spending and balance budgets, given the desperately straitened times, have added insult to injury. It is no coincidence that a current bookshop bestseller – 1960: The Best Year of Our Lives – is a nostalgic evocation of the Italian postwar economic miracle, when the country’s growth was judged to outstrip Germany’s.

As initially strong su...

10:58

Australian lawmakers urge end to israel’s abuse of Palestinian children "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Australian lawmakers urge end to Israeli abuses of Palestinian children   Some of the 49 members of Australia’s parliament who signed a letter urging Israel to end its military detention of Palestinian children participate in a press conference organized by the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network in Canberra, 28 November. (via Facebook) One in five members […]

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God Is Revolutionizing Nigeria With The Arrest Of Judges, More Should Be Arrested - Father Mbaka "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fiery Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Emene, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has called for the arrest of more judges, saying that God was revolutionizing Nigeria with the arrest of judges who were hitherto, the untouchables.

Mbaka, who commended the Federal Government for the arrest of the alleged corrupt judges, said that it would be nice to even arrest more judges  as well as those who influence them to pervert justice.

The fiery priest, who stated this at the thanksgiving mass to mark the Enugu State Judiciary 2016/2017 legal year at the Adoration ground, Emene, said that though some of the arrested judges may not be corrupt as alleged, it is good that they be investigated and if found culpable, imprisoned to serve as a deterrent to others.

Mbaka described the arrest of the judges as supernatural, adding ''the arrest of the judges is a supernatural  brand new revolution that is going on in all dimensions, in all the three arms of government.

   ''When a revolution starts, you cannot imagine where it would reach. I urge judges to remain incorruptible or be arrested and whoever arrests them should be praised.''

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10:57

Musiliu Obanikoro Set To Testify Against Gov. Fayose, Over Alleged N4.7Bn Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has reportedly agreed to testify against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and his aide, Abiodun Agbele.

Obanikoro was at the Abuja office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday and a reliable source told them:

   ''Senator Obanikoro came to the EFCC office on Monday morning as part of investigations into the N4.7bn. Since he has confessed that he was the one who collected the N4.7bn and distributed it, he is in the best position to testify in court.

   ''The EFCC wants him to testify against Agbele which will also build a strong case against Fayose who currently enjoys immunity. Obanikoro has agreed and will be listed as one of the EFCC witnesses.

   ''If Agbele is convicted, it automatically means that Fayose will also be convicted once he is charged in 2018. So let Fayose continue to play games. Omisore and Obanikoro are cooperating and returning money. Their troubles will end soon while Fayose’s own will keep getting worse.''

When contacted, Obanikoro’s lawyer, Mr. James Onoja (SAN), said he was not aware that his client was with the EFCC but promised to find out.

   ''I have been in court all day so I was not aware that he (Obanikoro) was with the EFCC. I will find out.'' He said.

However, a source told Punch that the EFCC could still charge Obanikoro to court if he failed to cooperate with the EFCC. He said:

   ''Obanikoro has returned N104m and has pledged to return N480m in instalments every four months but if he cannot cooperate with the EFCC, then he and his sons may be charged along with the others.

   ''Plea bargain and negotiation are a standard practice in criminal justice across the world.''

10:55

Hundreds Evacuate Besieged Town of Khan al-Shih in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Smoke rises behind a damaged street in Hanano housing district after government forces took control of the area in Aleppo, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on November 27, 2016. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

Smoke rises behind a damaged street in Hanano housing district after government forces took control of the area in Aleppo, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on November 27, 2016. Credit: SANA/Handout via Reuters

Beirut: Hundreds of people left the besieged town of Khan al-Shih south-west of Damascus on Monday under a deal with the Syrian government for safe passage to other rebel-held areas, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian government, helped by Russian air power and Iran-backed militias, has steadily quashed armed opposition to its rule in the remaining pockets of resistance around the capital using a series of army offensives and evacuation agreements.

Damascus describes the deals as reconciliation or settlement agreements, but rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad say they involve the forcible displacement of whole communities from opposition areas after years of siege and bombardment.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the civil war, said 10 buses had left Khan al-Shih for rebel-held Idlib province, but that it was unclear if they were carrying fighters themselves or only their families.

As part of the deal, around 1,450 rebels and 1,400 relatives are due to leave the town, the British-based observatory reported. The process will require 42 buses, in addition to nearly 25 ambulances for injured civilians and fighters, it said.

Local sources in Khan al-Shih told Reuters earlier that 3,000 people, half of them fighters, were expected to evacua...

10:51

Trudeau & Castro – Same Illuminati (Communist) Cult Family "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Left, Castro bounced Justin Trudeau’s brother Michel on his Knee Trudeau’s remarks on Castro’s death drew widespread ridicule and condemnation. Here they are: Antananarivo, Madagascar, November 26, 2016 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death … Continue reading

10:50

John Pilger: The Coming War On China "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Award winning veteran journalist and film-maker John Pilger raises the alarm on an under-reported and dangerous provocation. A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. New Internationalist reports: When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open. At a quarter past eight on the morning of 6 August, 1945, she and her silhouette were burned into the granite. I stared at the shadow for an hour or more, unforgettably. When I returned many years later, it was gone: taken away, ‘disappeared’, a political embarrassment. I have spent two years making a documentary film, The Coming War on China, in which the evidence and witnesses warn that nuclear war is no longer a shadow, but a contingency. The greatest build-up of American-led military forces since the Second World War is well under way. They are on the western borders of Russia, and in Asia and the Pacific, confronting China. The [...]

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10:49

The End of the "Just Following Orders" Defense? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The BBC reports that the 2015 conviction of 95-year-old Oskar Groening, the so-called "bookkeeper of Auschwitz," has been upheld on appeal. Groening's case marks a significant change in prosecution policy, since he was neither a leading Nazi figure who ordered executions, nor did he apparently commit any murders (or other violent acts) directly. Nevertheless, Groening was sentenced last year to four years in prison as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people:

The verdict overturns a 1969 ruling that being a staff member at Auschwitz was not enough to secure a conviction. Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff said it was the biggest change in years. [...] For decades, thousands of ex-Nazis who took part in the Holocaust escaped conviction. Monday's ruling sets a precedent for pursuing suspects, now in their nineties, accused of serving in death camps.

Last year, when Groening's trial was getting started, the New Yorker ran an extended piece by Elizabeth Kolbert on the history of Nazi trials. She described the "three waves" of prosecutions, where each held different standards of culpability. The first were the prominent public trials at Nuremberg: "The initial phase was the one scripted for the movies. The villains were demonic, the rhetoric stirring, and at the end came the satisfying snap of the hangman’s noose." The next involved lower ranking Nazis, but a line had to be drawn for prosecutions. As Groening himself said in an interview: “then where would you stop? Wouldn’t you also have to charge the engineer who drove the trains to Auschwitz? And the men who ran the signal boxes?”

Eventually, the standard settled upon in the "second wave" was to merely prosecute those who actually committed murders, and specifically those whose actions went beyond the mere bureaucratic functions of the camps into sadistic or excessive behavior. Reading beyond Kolbert's article, I have learned this standard was partly justified by new psychological research conducted in the 1960s and 1970s, such as the Milgram experiments (whose results were first released around the time of trial of Adolf Eichmann) and the Stanford Prison Experiment. The first experiment claimed that most ordinary volunteers were willing to convey apparently lethal shocks to an unseen (but heard) participant in a "learning" exercise (actually an actor), merely because it was the given experimental protocol. The latter involved a wide variety of spontaneous bullying, intimidation, and even sadistic behavior that emerged in ordinary participants who were randomly divided to be "guard.....

10:48

Zimbabwe Launches ‘Bond Notes’ To Ease Cash Crunch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Zimbabwean woman shows off a new bond note outside a bank in the capital Harare,Zimbabwe November 28, 2016.REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

A Zimbabwean woman shows off a new bond note outside a bank in the capital Harare,Zimbabwe November 28, 2016.Credit:Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo

Harare: Zimbabwe launched a “bond notes” currency which held its value against the US dollar on Monday, despite warnings that it could cause hyperinflation and suggestions it could bring down President Robert Mugabe.

The bright green bond notes, introduced by the southern African nation’s central bank to try to ease a shortage of dollars, were accepted by most businesses and black market traders.

At the Road Port bus station in the capital Harare, an informal foreign currency market, traders said the $2 bond notes were trading, as planned by the central bank, at 1:1 with the dollar.

That will provide some relief for Mugabe as many Zimbabweans fear the bond notes will quickly lose value and some have staged protests. Internal intelligence briefings seen by Reuters also raise the possibility that the bond notes, if they crash, could spell the end of the 92-year-old leader’s 36-year rule.

Undeterred by a heavy downpour, illegal currency dealers swarmed round a Reuters correspondent’s car offering to exchange bond notes for South Africa’s rand or US dollars, Zimbabwe’s currencies since the local dollar was scrapped in 2009 during a battle against hyperinflation.

“For now it is the same rate whether it’s bond or US dollar, my brother. We will see in the next few days whether it changes,” said Tatenda, a currency tout who declined to give his surname.

“Hustlers for life, if you can’t beat them, join them,” the card read. “Money don’t change us, but we are money changers.”

Formal businesses were told they had to accept the notes as legal tender. Most did so though Zimbabweans circulated one cellphone video clip of a teller at South African supermarket chain Pick n Pay refusing to accept a $2 bond note.

There was no immediate comment from the company.

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At independence from Britain in 1980, Zimbabwe was regarded as one of Africa’s most promising prospects. But its e...

10:45

Trump Interviews Sheriff Clarke Today DHS? Clarke Is A Bombshell! Dismantles CNN! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump Interviews Sheriff Clarke Today DHS? Clarke Is A Bombshell! Dismantles CNN! (Video)

Trump Interviews Sheriff Clarke Today DHS? Clarke Is A Bombshell! Dismantles CNN! Video Clarke would make a great head of the DHS. He has been a great supporter of Trump! He is smart, he is tough, he will clean up the border and protect the border! When you listen to him compared to the liberal…

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10:45

Battle of Mosul: Liberation, desperation, interrogation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Residents rescued by Iraqi army lack food, water and power and contend with IS defectors in their midst

10:41

SR 1363 – Vote for Trump’s Secretary of State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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10:40

Murdoch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One of my favourite popular accounts of New Zealand’s history is Ian Grant’s The Unauthorized Version, which endeavours to tell it through cartoons. There are far worse ways of running through a country’s social and political fissures than through the works of its satirists. For the foreign person (hallo), these books provide a series of alternative, orthogonal entry points into official

10:40

SpaceX News: What Elon Musk Plans to Do with 4,425 Satellites "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Stephen Karmazyn

SpaceX News: What Can You Do with 4,425 Satellites?
Another day, another round of SpaceX news. The latest is that Elon Musk wants to blanket the entire planet in thousands of satellites in order to provide a worldwide, well, web of one gigabit per second broadband Internet coverage. Simple, yeah?

“This is quite an ambitious effort,” CEO Elon Musk said at a SpaceX event in what can qualify as a bit of an understatement. “We’re really talking about something which is, in the long term, like rebuilding the Internet in space.” (Source: “SpaceX just asked permission to.

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10:40

Obanikoro to testify against Agbele, Gov. Fayose over alleged N4.7bn Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, was at the Abuja office of the EFCC on Monday where he agreed to testify against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and his aide, Abiodun Agbele, PUNCH reports. Quoting a source, the report said: Senator Obanikoro came to the EFCC office on Monday morning as part […]

10:39

Korea DPR sinks USA 2 - 1 in extra time "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Korea DPR has defeated the United States of America in extra time at the  FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup at the the Sir Guise Stadium in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.


The Koreans were first to score through defender Jon Son Yon and midfielder Ri Hyang-sim.

USA scored through defender Natalie Jacobs before extra time in the second half.

Both teams had equal ball possession in the first half.


Both teams struggled to score despite an additional time of 4 minutes before half-time.

In the second half, both teams came back fighting.

Korea was first to score early in the second half through Son Yon from a free penalty kick in the 49th minute.

The penalty came after a handball in the penalty box by USA's defender Ellie Jean.

USA fought back to score through defender Natalie Jacobs in the 90th minute to level the score 1-1.

The pressure was after USA scored.

Despite an additional time of seven minutes, both teams failed to deliver.

The score was locked at 1-1, which forced the game to go into an extended 30 minutes, with 15 minutes each way.

Korea DPR wasted no time when a quick set up by Sung Hyang-sim gave the opportunity for midfielder Ri Hyang-sim to extend Korea's  lead 2-1 in the 91st minute.

Korea maintained pressure in the backline throughout the remainder of the game until the final whistle.

Live Your Goals Player of the Match was awarded to Hyang-sim for her outstanding performance.

Photo: FIFA



10:36

Elephants in Kenya video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from Kenya says about itself:

17 November 2016

Visiting Ol Pejeta in the rainy season is a lot of fun! It is a time of plenty for the animals and when the rain stops and the sun comes out, everything glistens and shines! Join us as we drive through the mud and watch male elephants challenging each other for females.

10:34

Civil Defence Fuel Reserve Exhausted in Syria’s Rebel Held Eastern Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syrians who evacuated the eastern districts of Aleppo are gathered, in a government-held area in Aleppo, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on November 27, 2016. Credit: SANA/Handout via REUTERS

Syrians who evacuated the eastern districts of Aleppo are gathered, in a government-held area in Aleppo, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on November 27, 2016. Credit: SANA/Handout via Reuters

Beirut: The civil defence in Syria’s rebel-held eastern Aleppo has exhausted its fuel reserve and all fuel remaining in its vehicles and equipment will run out within two days, an official in the organisation said.

The civil defence, also known as the White Helmets, is a rescue service that operates in rebel-held areas of Syria. The group draws on ambulance workers and volunteers who dig survivors and the dead out of the rubble.

“All the fuel we have has finished,” Ibrahim Abu al-Laith told Reuters. The only fuel left was what remained in the machines and that will not last longer than two days, he added.

“With these attacks, it’s impossible,” Abu al-Laith said. “Today, there are more than 50 people buried under the rubble that we haven’t pulled out.”

Aleppo, pre-war Syria’s biggest city and commercial hub, has been divided for years between the government-controlled west and rebel-held east, which the Syrian army and allied forces started to besiege in the summer.

The war pits President Bashar al-Assad, supported by Russian air power and Iranian-backed militias, against an array of mostly Sunni Muslim rebel groups, some backed by Turkey, Gulf monarchies or the United States.

The Syrian ar...

10:32

South Korea's President, Park Geun-hye, 'Willing To Resign' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has said she has asked parliament to help her find a way to stand down.

Ms Park has been facing growing calls to resign amid an investigation into whether she allowed a long-time friend to influence political decisions for personal gain.

She said she would "leave to parliament everything about my future including shortening of my term".

An impeachment motion had been scheduled in parliament on Friday.

In a televised address, her third since reports of the scandal began, Ms Park said she would step down "once lawmakers come up with measures to transfer power in a way that minimises any power vacuum and chaos in governance".
She has apologised twice before and said she is "heartbroken", but has refused to stand down.

Her friend, Choi Soon-sil, is in police detention, facing a string of charges.

Ms Choi is accused of trying to extort huge sums of money from South Korean companies and suspected of using her friendship with Ms Park to solicit business donations for a non-profit fund she controlled.

Investigators believe Ms Park had a "considerable" role in the alleged corruption.

Recent weeks have seen huge street protests, with hundreds of thousands of Koreans across the country demanding that she leave office.

10:31

Video: Rescue teams search for survivors after plane crash in Colombia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A plane carrying Brazil’s Chapecoense football team has crashed in Colombia. Six of the 81 passengers have reportedly survived. READ MORE: … Via Youtube

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10:30

University of Dundee January 2017 Admission is still Open – Meet with Representatives in Lagos | November 29th-December 2nd "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The University of Dundee is located in Scotland and is renowned for high-quality teaching, world-leading research and a £200 Million investment in a compact, friendly campus based in the heart of the city. The University of Dundee is : Number one in UK in Times Higher Education ‘150 under 50’ 2016. Ranked no 1 in […]

10:30

Customers of Liechtenstein banks blackmailed by ransomware "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hackers are targeting Liechtenstein banks with ransomware-based attacks and are threatening to disclose customers sensitive information.

Hackers are targeting Liechtenstein banks with ransomware-based attacks. The situation is particularly concerning due to sensitive nature of the data that are stolen by crooks. Cyber criminals, in fact, are allegedly blackmailing customers by threatening to release their account data in case ransoms are not paid by the victims.

According to the Bild am Sonntag, the hackers gain access to account data from Valartis Bank Liechtenstein and stolen information on several clients, including politicians, actors, and other individuals.

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The director Andreas Insam told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag that its organization has already alerted the authorities.

“Attackers accused the bank board of not paying them for security services, likely bug poaching rather than legitimate testing, claiming their “intention is not to harm” and have to “resort to” extortion.” reported El Reg.

The cyber criminals are allegedly demanding up to 10 per cent of account balances in order to avoid disclosing customers’ information. The hackers, of course, accept payments in Bitcoin, they are threatening to disclose the information to authorities and media if the victms will not pay the ransom by December 7.

The Bild am Sonntag obtained three distinct messages (letter 1lettersletter 3) from the hackers that claim to have siphoned several gigabytes of data from the targeted accounts. Information also includes the victims’ correspondence.

The letters published by media confirm the intention of the hacker to b...

10:30

Raw fear in separatist-controlled Donetsk "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fighting and torture continue to rack eastern Ukraine. 

 

 

lead October 2016: fighters of the "Donetsk People's Republic" during a planned retreat. (c) Igor Maslov / VisualRIA. All rights reserved.

This article originally appeared in The Moscow Times

November was unseasonably warm this year in Donetsk, an eastern Ukrainian city under pro-Russian separatists’ control. As you walk down Pushkin Boulevard, watching golden leaves gently drop to the ground, stop by a fancy coffee wagon and inhale the autumn aromas mixed with the intoxicating smell of freshly ground coffee beans; it’s hard to believe that the war is still happening right around the corner.

Although the sounds of shelling are no longer part of daily life in central Donetsk, shelling and shooting still plague the city’s outskirts – just like they plague the government-controlled towns on the other side of the contact line in eastern Ukraine.

But the war is far from over.

From 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. a curfew is still active in Donetsk. But the city is again full of life, kids are playing in the streets, expensive boutiques have re-opened, a brand new department store started welcoming shoppers just a few days ago, and music is blaring from innumerable bars and restaurants.

“People don’t even speak to each other freely – they’re scared [everyone is] reporting on them, their neighbors, their colleagues, the person sitting next to them on the trolley”

The city center looks so normal. Yet, under the vestiges of normalcy hides raw fear.

A man talking to me in a brightly lit café looks stealthily over his shoulder at a group of women chattering merrily and sipping sophisticated cocktails, “Sorry, I know we’re talking quietly, but I’m just afraid that if they overhear a few words, they’ll call the security services and we’ll get dragged off to the basement.”

He smiles awkwardly, as if expecting me to be put out by his “unmanly” behavior. “You see, with the security ministry, MGB, the fear gets the best of you, it’s overwhelming.”

He tells me about a computer repairman who came to his home to fix his broken computer.

As the two were chatting casual...

10:30

The Life and Times of Ghoongha – An Agricultural Labourer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For agricultural labourers from remote villages, hunger is always around the corner and migration in search of work is absolutely necessary for survival.

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Ghoongha working the Jute fibre; separating it from the stem. Credit: Jeff Joseph Paul Kadicheeni

This is the story of Ghoongha, an agricultural labourer. It is also a story of many others like him. I do not know his actual name. I first met Ghoongha when he was working in the jute fields. He was cutting the jute plants with a sickle. I asked him his name, he smiled and turned away from me. That is when a labourer working with him told me that he is a ghoongha – a person impaired of speech and hearing. They all called him Ghoongha. In fact, no one working with him knew his real name. He is a landless agricultural labourer from Idgah Tola, Mynapur, a small hamlet in the Araria district – one of the most backward districts of Bihar.

“Like summer comes after spring, followed by the rains and floods, jute for us is a season – the jute season”, quipped an old man with a greying beard in Urdu. He was squatting by the roadside along with a few others and hadn’t found any work that day.

Jute is grown during a season that coincides with the monsoon. It requires standing waters and good rains to grow and can withstand moderate flooding, which is a regular phenomenon in Mynapur. Its harvest occurs towards the end of the monsoon, in the months of August to October. The jute season lasts a couple of months and being labour intensive, makes for good times for labourers like Ghoongha as it provides reasonably regular work. Those are the better days.

During rhetting – the post-harvest process of extracting the jute fibre, a labourer like Ghoongha is paid one tenth of the fibre he extracts as his wage and not cash. The rest goes to the landowners. For this, he has to remove the fibre, dry it and carry it himself to the jute stocker. This is an everyday affair because otherwise, he cannot meet his daily needs. Ghoongha works in the water till two in the afternoon, starting off at seven. He does this on an empty stomach. After washing enough jute, he carries the extracted fibre to his hut where h...

10:30

Making the human rights movement great again—amidst rising nationalism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As angry rhetoric and illiberal nationalism soars globally, the human rights movement needs clear thinking rather than sudden shifts. A contribution to openGlobalRights’ Trump and human rights series.

The election of Donald Trump is the latest in a string of triumphs for illiberal nationalism, all of which squarely challenge the notion that governments must respect universal human rights.

It is rare, if not unprecedented, for so many leading figures in political democracies—from India to Britain, Hungary to France, the Philippines to the United States—to have so directly disparaged principles of open government, peaceful dissent, freedom from torture, and non-discrimination.

As angry rhetoric soars, the temptation is either to lay low or to lash back in equal fury. But the present moment calls less for sudden shifts in direction than clear thinking. Advocates must examine soberly what has happened and why, as we chart a strategy to revitalize the rights cause for a new era.


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An anti-Trump protest in Washington D.C. As angry nationalist rhetoric soars, the temptation is either to lay low or to lash back in equal fury.


Common to both lines of critique is a caricature of a movement that is elitist and out of touch with ordinary concerns. Yet this vision has gained political traction in part because it contains a glimmer of truth.

Many institutionalized efforts to advance rights—...

10:28

Yemen’s Houthis Form New Government in Setback To UN-Backed Peace Process "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tribesmen ride on the back of a truck as they attend a tribal gathering to show support to the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen November 10, 2016. Credit:Reuters/Khaled Abdullah

Tribesmen ride on the back of a truck as they attend a tribal gathering to show support to the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen on November 10, 2016. Credit:Reuters/Khaled Abdullah

Yemen’s armed Houthi movement and its political allies formed a new government on Monday, the Houthi-run state news agency Saba reported, in what appeared a blow to UN-backed efforts to end 20 months of war in the country.

Diplomats had hoped the Houthis, who control the capital Sanaa, would hold off on putting together a cabinet of their loyalists and instead form a unity government with their Yemeni foes, whom they pushed into Saudi exile.

The Houthis, who control territory with more than half of Yemen’s population, previously said forming a government with their allies did not mean abandoning the UN-sponsored peace process.

The flight of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the internationally recognised president, triggered military intervention by a coalition led Saudi Arabia that has carried out thousands of air strikes on the Houthis but failed to dislodge them from Sanaa.

Having caused the deaths of at least 10,000 people and unleashed a humanitarian crisis, the Arabian Peninsula conflict has continued despite several UN-backed ceasefires and peace efforts by Western and UN diplomats.

The Houthis this month agreed to a UN plan which required them to hand in heavy weapons and pull out of main cities in exchange for participating in a unity government with Hadi, who rejected the proposal, saying he was the legitimate president.

Making common cause with the party of powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Iran-allied Houthis previously ruled the parts of Yemen they controlled through a “Supreme Political Council”, a body which announced the new government.

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10:26

Canadian Economist: “We are so screwed” … “This is like Godzilla Trump -vs- Bambi Trudeau”… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

…”and we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning, and eventually you will say we can’t take all of this winning, …please Mr. Trump  …and I will say, NO, we will win, and we will … Continue reading

10:25

Court Halts Urhobo Progress Union General Election, Bars Omene from Parading as President General "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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LAGOS NOVEMBER 29TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Few days to the election that will usher in new Executive to the run its affair for the three years, a High Court sitting in Effurun, Delta State, has granted an interim injunction restraining the Chief Joe Omene-led Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, from conducting the general election billed for December 2, 2016, pending the hearing and final determination of the applicants’ motion on notice.
In a suit filed by Jitobo Akanike, on behalf of Dr. Peter Obakponovwe, Mr. Solomon Edojah and seven other applicants, the court presided over by Justice Godwin Gbemre, also granted an interim order restraining the President General of UPU from “parading and/or representing himself howsoever as the President General of UPU.”
The applicants had gone to court sequel to the timetable published by the UPU where elections were to come before the congress, contrary to the usual practice where the congress comes first before the elections.
A court document with suit No EHC/287/2016 signed by Presiding Justice Godwin Ggbemre and Assistant Director of the Court, John Nwokobia made available to Urhobotoday online explained, “An order of interim injunction restraining the defendants and Respondent , their agents, servants, privies and/or agents conduction election into any position/ office of Urhobo Progress Union pending the hearing and final determination of the Applicant motion on notice.
“ An order interim injunction restraining Chief Joe Omene ad four other defendants, their agents, servants, privies and whosoever directed by them from conducting election, organizing any election into the various positions of election offices through through the directive of Joe Omene and Chief Albert Akpomudje (SAN) vide the publication of Urhobo Voice newspaper of November 28th,2016 volume 20 at page 6 relating to screening of candidates and directives on delegate list.
“An Order of the honouring court abridging time within which the Ddefendants, respondent are file and serve counter affidavit and order processes to be filed on the suit.
“ An Order of this honourable court granting leave to the Claimant/Applicant to serve the originating process, motion on notice and all other processes to be filed or served in this suit on the Defendants via substituted means to wit: pasting same on the entrance/wall of Urhobo Secretariat at No 18th Okere Road, Warri.
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10:23

Curious about “Love and God”? Find Out on today’s #LiterallyWhatsHot Book Review "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I’ve had sex and I can attest to it being one of the most beautiful experience humans would ever experience in their lifetime. It is exhilarating, passionate, mind consuming and there’s probably nothing more beautiful than being intimate with the one you truly love. The aftermath is even better, you feel sated, relieved, and at […]

10:21

El Clasico: Possible Iniesta return to boost Barca "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  Andres Iniesta’s injury comeback cannot arrive soon enough for Barcelona who head into the first ‘El Clasico’ of the season on Saturday trailing La Liga leaders Real Madrid by six points. The 32-year-old midfielder damaged knee ligaments in a 2-1 win at Valencia on October 22 and returned to training on Friday. Spain international […]

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10:19

USA backed terrorists shoot at civilians fleeing Al-Sakhour Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A pro-government media group has distributed footage of what it says are armed groups firing on civilians trying to leave the embattled Al-Sakhour neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo, Sunday. The civilians were seen running between buildings and across roads amid the sound of gunfire. Footage was published by the Resistance Military Media. Filed under: Al Qaeda, […]

10:17

US Shifts Funds Away From Philippines Police Drug Efforts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Ronald 'Bato' Dela Rosa (C) gestures as he presents the two suspected drug pushers who were arrested for seized Methamphetamine, locally known as Shabu, worth 120 million pesos (2.41 million dollar) in a drug-buy bust police operation during a news conference at the Philippine National Police (PNP headquarters) in Camp Crame, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, November 21, 2016. Credit: Czar Dancel/Reuters

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa (C) gestures as he presents the two suspected drug pushers who were arrested for seized Methamphetamine. Credit: Czar Dancel/Reuters/Files

Washington: The US has shifted millions of dollars in funding for Philippines law enforcement away from police drug control programs, state department officials said on Monday, since the start of the country’s bloody crackdown on drugs this summer.

The Obama administration and human rights groups have criticised Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, and US officials have said they are “deeply concerned” by reports of extrajudicial killings in the drug campaign. Duterte has in turn, rebuked the US and rejected the criticisms.

Police figures show the campaign has killed more than 2,500 people since Duterte took office on June 30, about three-quarters in police counter-narcotics operations, and the rest believed to be the victims of vigilantes or drug lords eliminating rivals or silencing those who could implicate them.

Since the start of the campaign, the US state department assistance for...

10:16

Donald Trump’s anti-education secretary Betsy DeVos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from the USA says about itself:

28 November 2016

Trump’s choice for Education Secretary could destroy public schools. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

President-elect Donald Trump’s decision last week to nominate Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire and conservative activist, as his education secretary has caused great consternation in parts of the education world — those parts that are deeply concerned about the future of public education.

Kary Moss, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, explained the anxiety many have about DeVos as education secretary in a statement that said in part:

We strongly urge Congress to scrutinize the record of Betsy DeVos, who has been a staunch proponent of school vouchers, a misguided idea that diverts taxpayer dollars into private and parochial schools and perverts the bedrock American value of separation of church and state. She and her husband served as the primary fundraisers and engine for a Michigan ballot initiative — Kids First! Yes! Coalition that voters soundly rejected in 2000.”

Read more here.

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10:15

Gold: Real Money and Why You Need It Now "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Gold: Real Money and Why You Need It Now by Bill Bonner TDC Note – Gold is money and everything else is credit. #### In these volatile times, gold is more important than ever. And in this two-part essay from my dad, you can see exactly why gold is such a critical part of our…

The post Gold: Real Money and Why You Need It Now appeared first on The Daily Coin.

10:15

Lagos Police Arrest Two HEARTLESS Women For Pouring Chemical On A 9Years Old Girl & Using Her To Beg (Pic) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

OMG! People are EXTREMELY wicked!! The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two women; one Amadi and Mama Esther for allegedly abusing a nine-year-old girl, Joy Esemonu, in the Festac Town area of the State.

It was gathered that Amadi allegedly poured chemical on Esemonu, which made her sustain injuries in different parts of her body.

It was learnt that Esemonu was subsequently led everyday by the suspect to a pedestrian bridge in the Festac area where she was made to beg for alms from passersby.

At the end of every begging trip, the two women reportedly shared the money collected.

However, a Good Samaritan, who observed the victim’s condition on the bridge, reportedly alerted Policemen from the Festac division, leading to the arrest of the two women.

The matter was subsequently referred to the Office of the Public Defender, which transferred the victim to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related matters.

A social worker who was privy to the case told Punch that Mama Esther was a relation of the victim and had lured her from their village in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

He said, ''The girl lived in Port Harcourt with her parents, but last year, her mother handed her over to Mama Esther after the latter promised to support the family by taking the girl to Lagos. She said the girl would continue her education when they get to Lagos.

   ''However, when she brought her to Lagos, she decided to hand her over to Amadi, who she owed some money, the woman then decided to use her for begging.

   ''The girl said she noticed that Amadi would make her sleep before pouring a substance suspected to be chemical on her body. By the time she woke up and scratched the spots after feeling some pains, they would become sore. The woman would then bandaged the place and take her out for begging.

   ''She said whenever the injuries heal, she would make her sleep again and pour the chemical on her. The woman started with her bottoms and then her laps. She said such...

10:15

Texas Governor Vows To “Ban Sanctuary Cities” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

Sanctuary Cities

Earlier this morning, Texas governor Greg Abbott vowed to sign legislation banning sanctuary cities in Texas and to issue orders to cut off funding to dissenters.

Yes. I’m going to sign a law that bans sanctuary cities. Also I’ve already issued an order cutting funding to sanctuary cities. #txlege https://t.co/uYXa2QFrvE

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 28, 2016

The tweet from Abbott came in response to the following question posed by a follower after an Austin, TX official told Fox News that the city would remain a safe haven for illegal immigrants.

@GregAbbott_TX just saw on @FoxNews that Austin pledges to remain a sanctuary city. Is there anything your office can do to reverse this?

— Ren (@that_ren) November 28, 2016

Of course, all of this comes after a recent “60 Minutes” interview where Trump confirmed his campaign pledge to immediately deport 2-3 million illegal immigrants with a criminal record. Here is what he said:

“What we’re going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country.”

As expected, many “sanctuary cities,” or jurisdictions around the country where law enforcement officials refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officers, have since doubled down on their vows to protect illegal immigrants.

As we noted previously, California’s LAPD Chief confirmed that his department would “not...

10:11

The fresh scandal that could end Tony Blair’s political comeback before it begins "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

blair-grimace-521x470As Tony Blair faces more allegations over misleading parliament regarding the invasion of Iraq, another fresh scandal looks set to engulf him.

A whistleblower, known only as ‘Major X’ to protect his identity, has alleged that “army personnel dressed in police uniform” to act against groups considered ‘extremist’. And he has alleged that Blair knew about the army’s actions, and even authorised them. The journalist at the centre of the storm surrounding the former Prime Minister is demanding a public inquiry into the allegations.

Orgreave: a military battle?

In early November, the political blog site SKWAWKBOX reported allegations about the infamous 1984 Battle of Orgreave. It claimed that, during the battle, Margaret Thatcher used the military against striking miners. In an interview with an independent eyewitness, the blog alleged that the government used military personnel and horses. It also said that the police and alleged military started the battle. Additionally, it alleged that numerous police did not have official numbers on their uniform. And that some of those were using weapons such as knuckledusters.

The eyewitness’s claims also back up other contemporary testimony from the battle.

But now, SKWAWKBOX has spoken to another whistleblower. On 22 November, the blog...

10:06

Things Are Getting Serious in Mexico’s Corporate Debt Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fearing “a large-scale crisis” in foreign currency debt.

Since central banks embarked on their madcap ZIRP and QE during the Financial Crisis, emerging-market companies have not been able to resist the fatal allure of cheap dollar debt. As the good times rolled, the risks were ignored.

In relative terms, dollar-denominated debt recently reached a record 17% of global GDP excluding the US, a ratio that has doubled over the past 20 years. Some countries are more exposed than others. In its latest report on Mexico, the IMF pointed out that almost a quarter of all of the corporate debt in circulation in the country is denominated in dollars. That’s roughly the equivalent of 25% of Mexico’s GDP ($1.1 trillion in 2015).

Foreign denominated liabilities jumped 83% over the past four years to 1.7 trillion pesos ($82 billion). During the same period, Mexico’s non-petroleum exports increased by just 10%, meaning that the ability of private companies to generate the dollars needed to continue meeting their burgeoning dollar-denominated debt obligations has weakened significantly.

To make matter worse, the Mexican peso can’t stop losing value, in particular against the U.S. dollar. The Bank of Mexico has already raised the country’s benchmark rate twice since February, from 2.3% to 2.8%, but to little avail: the peso has still fallen nearly 20% against the dollar so far this year

Continue reading the article at WOLF STREET


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10:03

Cyber Attack Knocks Nearly a Million Routers Offline "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mirai Botnet is getting stronger and more notorious each day that passes by. The reason: Insecure Internet-of-things Devices. Last month, the Mirai botnet knocked the entire Internet offline for a few hours, crippling some of the world's biggest and most popular websites. Now, more than 900,000 broadband routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany knocked offline over the weekend

10:03

UN says 16,000 flee east Aleppo amid 'chilling' army onslaught "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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France has called for an immediate UN security council meeting on Aleppo as sources on the ground declare the situation disastrous

10:01

Build Your Own YouTube Play Button "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The only thing that matters in this world is the likes you get on social media platforms. To that end, YouTube has been sending out silver and gold play buttons to their most valuable creators. [Sean] hasn’t screamed into a microphone while playing Minecraft long enough to earn one of these play buttons, so he decided to build his own.

This play button isn’t just a bit of pot metal ensconced in a frame brought to you by Audible dot com; this YouTube play button actually does something useful. It’s a PCB with 144 LEDs working together as a display. There’s an Atmel SAMD21 microcontroller on board to drive the LEDs, and an ESP8266 to pull data down from the Internet. What data is worthy enough to go on an Arduinofied YouTube play button? The subscriber count for [Sean]’s channel, of course. Go subscribe, it might crash his Play button.

Admittedly, there were a few problems with this Play button PCB. Firstly, the ESP8266 can’t directly communicate with the YouTube API to pull down the subscriber count. That problem was fixed with a Raspberry Pi that could connect to the API, and programming the ESP to pull the data from the Pi. Second, this was [Sean]’s first experiment with double-sided SMD boards reflowed in a toaster oven. The first side to be assembled was easy, but to get the second side on, [Sean] turned to low-temp bismuth solder paste. Except for a small error in assembling the board, everything worked as planned.

It’s a great project, and if you want to check out what the better parts of YouTube look like, check out [Sean]’s video below. Don’t forget to rate, comment, like, unlike, or subscribe.


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10:00

Brazilian Football team involved in Plane Crash "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including a Brazilian first division football team Chapecoense heading to Colombia, has crashed on its way to Medellin’s International Airport. The team was going to Colombia for a regional tournament final. Aviation authorities said there are however reports of at least six survivors. “It’s a tragedy of […]

10:00

Anistia ao caixa dois é um deboche à inteligência do brasileiro "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Presidentes do Senado, Renan Calheiros, da República, Michel Temer, e da Câmara Rodrigo Maia, no Palácio do Planalto

10:00

Donald Trump and the New Economic Order "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Since the end of World War II, the hierarchy of economic priorities has been relatively clear: build a prosperous and open world order first, then try to generate inclusive and sustainable national growth patterns. Now, a reversal seems to be underway, with far-reaching consequences for the global economy.

10:00

On the international day for women human rights defenders: building bridges of solidarity and protection "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Patriarchy affects the lives of women human rights defenders as much as the ongoing wars, bombs, and crisis do, and it should not be neglected.

#SheDefends, a one-month media campaign highlighting the activities of WHRDs in the MENA region.The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have been featured in international headlines for ages, with a specific emphasis on wars, terrorism, and refugees. This hyper-sensationalist trend which emphasizes violence over the region’s gains is unlikely to change any time soon. It is extremely difficult to expand on discussions pertaining to women human rights defenders (WHRD) and be heard when most international attention is focused solely on conflict, war, and violence.

Yet, theWHRD Coalition in the Middle East and North Africa is committed to amplifying the voices of hundreds of extraordinary women, who are, despite the dire situation, fighting stereotypes, pushing boundaries, and building new pillars for their societies. WHRDs in the MENA believe that ongoing wars, bombs, and crisis affect their lives as strongly as patriarchy does, and the latter should not be neglected under the shadow of the former. When WHRDs visualize a tomorrow for their societies, they envision societies in which there is no war, neither on the ground nor on women’s bodies. What our coalition and WHRDs strive for are societies in which there are absolutely no obstacles for women to participate in the political, social, and economic spheres.

What our coalition and WHRDs strive for are societies in which there are absolutely no obstacles for women to participate in the political, social, and economic spheres.

The WHRD MENA Coalition is a group of human rights organizations, collectives and individuals in the MENA working to promote and protect human rights. The group is completely independent from regional political segmentations and states' agendas.The coalition moves toward building a multi-functional platform that includes different tools to advocate for the safety of defenders. This includes on the one hand using international mechanisms and platforms such as the United Nati...

10:00

Tennessee Wildfires: “It’s the apocalypse on both sides” of Downtown Gatlinburg… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Prayers for the people of Tennessee as they deal with a horrific dry season.  The tourist site and historic town of Gatlinburg is currently under serious threat.  Things are really bad.  There’s a video below showing two guys and a … Continue reading

09:59

Palestinian Mothers to israel ” we want the bodies of our murdered family members back” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We want our children back! On Monday, 28th November 2016, Palestinians gathered to demand the bodies of their loved (brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, daughters and sons) – killed by the Israeli occupation forces – back for burial. Many of these family members who attended were holding signs and posters of their loved ones and appeared […]

09:57

Restored Republic via a GCR Update Tues. Early AM Nov. 29 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Restored Republic via a GCR Update Tues. early am Nov. 29 2016

Compiled in the early morning hours (EST) of 29 Nov. 2016 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.comTo review articles on an International Child Exploitation Ring run by global elites of the Cabal's Ninth Circle Satanic Cult see: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/bio.html

Judy Note: In this final night of intel I would like to thank Pat of Dinar Chronicles, Dinar Detectives, Dinar Gurus, Gary Larrabee and other like-websites for the opportunity to serve you in getting out the "word." More importantly, I am eternally grateful for those unnamed "White Hats" who so bravely and secretly fight the Cabal. These unrecognized heros include Kevin Annett in his ongoing battle to expose the Cabal bankers' global elite Ninth Circle Satanic Cult in their rape, torture and murder of innocent children. You can be a great resource in saving those children caught in a well organized and powerful International Child Exploitation Ring by donating your time and/or funds to the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State: Welcome to ITCCS.ORG and The International Tribunal into Crimes of ...

A. Nov. 28 2016 5:10 pm EST Bond Questions Veritas: "RE: Bond Questions S. Yael" - VERITAS Q&A - 11.28.16 "Bond Questions for Veritas" - Guest Post by S. Yael

1. I'm hearing that bonds will be hydrated tomorrow, Tues. Nov. 29 2016.

2. These are Historical Bonds issued between countries for deposit of assets dating from the late 19th century into the 1940s. In the past they have caused scams or claims for value that were not legitimate. Now having these liquidated bonds clears up any confusion and allows countries to issue their current bonds into a clean market.

3. The Zim is not a Historical Bond, though is being exchanged as a bond. The Historical Bonds are being liquidated and paid out.

4. My estimate from intel is that the ZIMs are probably going to start at midnight tonight EST. The time has passed into...

09:51

French Journalist Arrested After Exposing israel’s Link To Paris Attacks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

French Journalist Arrested After Exposing Israeli Link To Paris Attacks AWD News.com — Nov 25, 2016 Investigative journalist Hicham Hamza was detained by French police last month after exposing Israel’s role in orchestrating the Paris Attacks on November 13, 2015. Police charged Hamza with “violating judicial secrecy,” and have threatened him with potential prison time […]

09:50

Stein sues for hand count of ballots in Wisconsin, risks recount "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘Former Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein is suing the Wisconsin Elections Commission after they agreed to begin a recount of presidential ballots but not by hand. The lawsuit could potentially derail the entire effort pending a federal deadline. Stein’s quest to recount the ballots in three states that were key to Hillary Clinton’s presidential loss may have hit a bump, as the former presidential candidate files a lawsuit against Wisconsin. While the state’s Elections Commission agreed to recount ballots in Dane County, county officials decided to recount votes by machine, the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported.’ Read more: Stein sues for hand count of ballots in Wisconsin, risks recount

09:48

Meteor reported blazing across sky in Denmark "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Many report seeing a fireball light up the dark winter sky A meteor blazed across the Danish sky on Monday evening, according to astrophysicist Tina Ibsen from the Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen. People from all over the country have reported seeing a fireball streak through the sky at about 18:30. "We have received many inquiries from people who saw a fireball," Ibsen told TV2. "However, no-one has reported a bang or a sound, which indicates the meteor burnt up before it hit the Earth's surface." Ibsen contends the phenomenon of a 'shooting star' is nothing unusual. Comment: NASA space data supports citizens' observations that - meteor fireball activity is increasing dramatically! Each year the Earth is hit by some 100,000 tonnes of meteoroids from outer space, but most of them burn up before they hit the ground.

09:48

Booming Philippines – Extreme Infrastructure Promises "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Booming Philippines – Many cities and provinces are developing at a breath taking speed.

Almost every day government agencies and investors announce new construction and infrastructure projects. Yesterday, the highest figure ever seen hit the press. President Duterte plans to spend up to PHP 9 trillion in the next six years. This astronomic sum is to build new roads, bridges and transport terminals. This construction spree is expected to generate at least one million new jobs. Higher public spending and robust consumption, coupled with increased investments once foreign ownership restrictions are lifted could drive economic growth to 10 percent.

For the single year 2017, the government has boosted infrastructure spending to PHP 860.7 billion for large-scale infrastructure projects in line with the “golden age of infrastructure” eyed by the administration.

Booming Philippines – a chaos theory?

Looking at the all the mega-projects initiated in the last months, we try to find the master-plan.

Example 1: The 4 lane National Highways

Everywhere in the country busy workers are widening the national highways. Wherever possible the 2 lane roads are extend to 4 lanes. When having a closer look at these ongoing works, pure chaos is appearing.

  • The circumferential roads even on the smallest islands are National Highways, so they also get four lanes too. This is nice for the farmers to dry their rice and corn.
  • Important roads connecting business hubs and tourist spots are also widened. Here a bit and there a bit, around trees and with lots of gaps. Result is that only two lanes can be used.
  • Each municipality seems to have their own engineers. At least the road levels change at the municipality boundaries. We encountered vertical differences of up to 15 cm or 6 inches.
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09:47

MYSTERIOUS 1981 Prophecy Unfolds! “When Castro Dies This Will Happen In America…” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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By Lisa Haven

A vision was reportedly given by the Lord to John W. Johnston in 1981 that predicts that after the death of Fidel Castro the economy will come crashing down. He reports

“When you see that the Berlin wall comes down and when you see the Soviet Union take a severe blow then it makes a recovery, and then you see the death of Fidel Castro; then shall come the collapse of the economic system of the United States.”

The Berlin wall came crashing down on November 9th, 1989 and the Soviet Union was officially dissolved on December 31, 1991, and now the governments function independently. But the question is, when was the report written and are there other events that Mr. Johnston has rightly predicted?

All that and more in this report below…

09:46

A response to Sinn Fein’s “Towards a United Ireland” document "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sinn Fein have launched a discussion paper titled “Towards a United Ireland” The document is available in both English and Irish with each translation coming to roughly 28 pages each. If you want to read it for yourself, here is the full version. In this post, I want to highlight some of the key passages more...

09:46

Trump Allies With Israel’s Justice Minister Who Advocated Exterminating Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘Many news-reports indicate that President-Elect Donald Trump’s Israel policy is in accord with that of his Orthodox Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner, who allegedly allies himself with Israel’s Jewish Home Party, which favors Israel’s absorbing both the West Bank and the Gaza strip and imposing upon Palestinians the full rule by Israel’s government, regardless whether they accept it or not. The Jewish Home Party was co-founded by Ayelet Shaked, Netanyahu’s Press Secretary, and by Naftali Bennett.’ Read more: Trump Allies With Israel’s Justice Minister Who Advocated Exterminating Palestinians

09:45

Trump Allies with Israel’s Justice Minister Who Advocated Exterminating Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

or-38261Many news-reports indicate that President-Elect Donald Trump’s Israel policy is in accord with that of his Orthodox Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner, who allegedly allies himself with Israel’s Jewish Home Party, which favors Israel’s absorbing both the West Bank and the Gaza strip and imposing upon Palestinians the full rule by Israel’s government, regardless whether they accept it or not.

The Jewish Home Party was co-founded by Ayelet Shaked, Netanyahu’s Press Secretary, and by Naftali Bennett. Both Bennett and Shaked were elected to Israel’s Knesset or parliament in 2013. Bennett was Netanyahu’s Minister of Economy until 2015, when Netanyahu appointed him Minister of Education. During 2006-2008 Bennett had been Netanyahu’s Chief of Staff. On 14 May 2015, Shaked started her service, appointed by Benjamin Netanyahu, as Israel’s Minister of Justice, equivalent to America’s Attorney General, serving now in a different and much higher capacity than before, her former boss, Netanyahu.

On 1 July 2014, Shaked had approvingly posted to her Facebook page a statement by Uri Elitzer, who had previously served as Netanyahu’s Press Secretary. Shaked said, in her Facebook post, that his statement had been «written 12 years ago» but is «relevant today as it was then» (i.e., back in 2002). Elitzer’s statement urged extermination of all Palestinians.

Specifically (as shown at that link) it urged “what America did in Afghanistan, including bombs of populated localities, including the creation of refugees of hundreds of thousands of people who fled the fighting.» It urged that this be done in order to respond to «bombings» by Palestinians, and that, “All the enemy fighters and bleeding in the head. It’s also the mothers of the martyrs, that send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They need to follow them, there’s nothing in it. They need to go, and the physical house in which they ra...

09:45

Britain Down The Drain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Did you know that Great Britain is going down the drain because the citizens want to remain British? Did you know that the British are inherently racist, jingoistic, bigots, and obnoxious because they don’t want to become Pakistanis, Syrians, Africans or some multicultural combination?..

09:44

Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, is to Be Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price as his nominee for secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, according to a transition team adviser, putting the six-term congressman in charge of the sprawling agency that will likely dismantle obamacare. Read more: Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, is to Be Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

09:42

ALEPPO UPDATES: Battlefield Map of East Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The momentum has shifted in Aleppo this week as the Syrian Army begin to advance, steadily driving out Western and Gulf-backed terrorist fighters from their occupied enclaves in Eastern Aleppo. 21WIRE will post new updates as we receive information…

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UPDATE: Afternoon Nov 28th – Eastern Aleppo Battlefield Map (Map: AMD)

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has made several advances inside the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo today, capturing approximately 40-45 percent of the last jihadist pocket in the provincial capital.

Led by the elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army managed to capture the Sheikh Fares, Haydariyah, and Al-Sakhour districts of east Aleppo today after overrunning the jihadist rebels in the northern pocket of this contested region.

Following the capture of those aforementioned districts, the Syrian Armed Forces seized the Scientific Research Facility in the Jabal Badro area, killing a dozen militants before continuing their advance westward.

Northwest of Jabal Badro, the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard, alongside Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary), launched their first attack on the Ma’asaraniyah Youth Housing Complex near the ‘Ard Al-Hamra District.

Despite reports of the Syrian Armed Forces capturing the Youth Housing Complex, Al-Masdar News was notified by an army source that this claim is untrue at the moment.

Meanwhile, at the Sheikh Lufti axis, Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) and Liwaa Al-Quds are attempting to capture this key district located at the southeastern part of this Aleppo pocket – no significant gains as of yet.

With the battle for east Aleppo heating up, the Syrian Armed Forces expect stronger resistance from the jihadist rebels; especially, in the Marjeh, Mayassar, and Sheikh Sa’eed districts…

Courtesy: Almasdar News (AMD)

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ALEPPO UPDATES: Battlefield Map of East Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By 21wire

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UPDATE: Afternoon Nov 28th – Eastern Aleppo Battlefield Map (Map: AMD)

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has made several advances inside the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo today, capturing approximately 40-45 percent of the last jihadist pocket in the provincial capital.

Led by the elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army managed to capture the Sheikh Fares, Haydariyah, and Al-Sakhour districts of east Aleppo today after overrunning the jihadist rebels in the northern pocket of this contested region.

Following the capture of those aforementioned districts, the Syrian Armed Forces seized the Scientific Research Facility in the Jabal Badro area, killing a dozen militants before continuing their advance westward.

Northwest of Jabal Badro, the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard, alongside Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary), launched their first attack on the Ma’asaraniyah Youth Housing Complex near the ‘Ard Al-Hamra District.

Despite reports of the Syrian Armed Forces capturing the Youth Housing Complex, Al-Masdar News was notified by an army source that this claim is untrue at the moment.

Meanwhile, at the Sheikh Lufti axis, Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) and Liwaa Al-Quds are attempting to capture this key district located at the southeastern part of this Aleppo pocket – no significant gains as of yet.

With the battle for east Aleppo heating up, the Syrian Armed Forces expect stronger resistance from the jihadist rebels; especially, in the Marjeh, Mayassar, and Sheikh Sa’eed districts…

Courtesy: Almasdar News (AMD)

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09:41

Guest post: Misleading media coverage of Antarctic sea ice paper "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dr Jonathan Day is a polar climate scientist at the University of Reading. His work focuses on understanding and predicting changes in sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Last week, my colleague Tom Edinburgh and I published an article estimating the extent of Antarctic sea ice in the early 1900s, using sea ice observations recorded by explorers of the time.

It received an overwhelming amount of coverage in the media. This was largely because it combined a human-interest story about the conditions faced by the early Antarctic explorers with an illuminating result regarding the thorny issue of Antarctic sea ice trends.

Despite significant increases in global average temperature, sea ice in the Antarctic has been slightly increasing in extent over recent decades (1979 – present).

Although much of the coverage was very well reported, there were other examples of the results being wrongfully interpreted, perhaps wilfully so. Some of the errors led to confusion, such as conflating sea ice with land ice. Others attempted to cast doubt on the link between greenhouse gases and global mean temperature, which was inappropriate and misleading.

09:39

Update: 75 feared dead after plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes near Medellin, Colombia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A plane carrying Brazil's Chapecoense football team has crashed in Colombia. At least six of the 81 passengers have reportedly survived, with some media outlets citing 13 survivors. However, the mayor of the municipality of La Ceja, Elkin Ospina, said the number of those killed is believed to be 25, indicating a much larger number of survivors. Sputnik reported that six people survived the crash, citing José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, where the plane was traveling to. Other reports say that up to 10 people have survived, with the commander of La Union fire department stating that 10 people were initially evacuated from the scene. Alan Ruschel, a defender for Chapecoense, is among the survivors and has arrived at a nearby hospital, according to 360 Radio Colombia. He has been taken to radiology in stable condition. Goalkeepers Marcos Danilo and Jakson Follmann have also survived, along with a flight attendant.

09:39

France calls for immediate UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The call comes after the Syrian army and its allies retook a large swathe of eastern Aleppo on Monday, prompting thousands of civilians to flee their homes

09:37

North Dakota governor orders emergency evacuation of DAPL protesters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has issued an executive order for protesters to evacuate a campsite near the Dakota Access Pipeline. Concerns of harsh winter and lack of sanitation were cited as reasons for protesters to leave and not return. Citing “safety concerns and the potential danger to human life for those camping on federal property without proper shelter during harsh winter conditions,” Governor Dalrymple (R) ordered an emergency evacuation of campsites housing protesters demonstrating against the North Dakota Access Pipeline on Monday.’ Read more: North Dakota governor orders emergency evacuation of DAPL protesters

09:34

Italy's Minister Of Interior: Surrender Your Homes To Migrants Or Face Jail "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘Italy’s Minister of the Interior Angelino Alfano is planning to throw citizens in prison if they don’t hand over their homes to migrants, according to a report from Italian paper Ilgiornale. Just two weeks ago, a shocking video went viral which showed an 80-year-old Italian businessman named Luigi Fogli being forced by the state to house African migrants in his hotel. Today, we learn the plan is slated to go into hyperdrive come December, though the government is keeping it secret so as not to sway an upcoming referendum which could lead to the ousting of their current pro-migrant invasion prime minister.’ Read more: Italy’s Minister Of Interior: Surrender Your Homes To Migrants Or Face Jail

09:31

The Sundown Town Vote in Wisconsin: Race-ing the Trump Victory” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Early in the evening during which Donald Trump’s election as president unfolded, I talked to a union activist friend in Wisconsin about something unrelated. In signing off, he said he expected to stay up late seeing if the Democrats regained a Senate seat in the state, Hillary Clinton’s victory being assured. A few hours later, […]

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09:30

Facebook’s 7-Point Censorship Plan Unveiled Under the Guise of Limiting “Fake†News "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

November 29th, 2016 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World As you may have heard, Google, along with social media sites Facebook and Twitter, recently faced a backlash over the alleged role they played in the U.S. presidential election, where many claim the spread of fake news influenced voters to support Republican candidate […]

09:30

Tiwalade is Back! Watch the Official Teaser for Season 3 of NdaniTV’s Skinny Girl in Transit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tiwalade and all your favourite characters are here again for another season of love triangles, friendships, makeups and breakups… Oh so juicy! Your favorite online comedy and drama series is back! Watch out for NdaniTV‘s Skinny Girl In Transit Season 3, premiering December 2, 2016. Watch the Video

09:30

Egypt Shuns Washington; Supports Russia-Backed Coalition In Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

Submitted by Alex Gorka via Strategic-Culture.org,

Finally, Egypt has taken a clear stance on Syria. This is an event of great importance to drastically change the situation. Speaking on the Portuguese TV network RTP on November 22, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi publicly affirmed his support for the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In response to the question of whether Egypt will send troops to Syria or not he stated: “Our priority is to support our Army in issues such as controlling some parts of Libya and dealing with extremist forces for establishing peace, including in Syria and Iraq».

President al-Sisi restored diplomatic relations with Syria after coming to power in 2013.

Last month, Egypt backed a Russian-backed motion calling for a ceasefire in Syria. Egypt had known the support for the Russian measure would put it at odds with the West and Saudi Arabia. Riyadh responded by suspending oil shipments to the country but the Egyptian government does not give in under pressure. For instance, it has defied the US and Saudi Arabia by refusing to get involved in the Yemen’s conflict.

Citing “well-informed Arab sources», Lebanese newspaper Al-Safir reported that 18 Egyptian pilots arrived at Hamah military airbase in Syria on November 12. The servicemen are part of a special helicopter squadron. A source “close to the Syria file» told the newspaper that a la...

09:28

David Icke in 2014 - Silencing The 'Truthers' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Icke in 2014 - Silencing The 'Truthers'

09:28

Trump Plans to End US-Cuba Deal Unless Havana Makes Better One "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US President-elect Donald Trump gestures to the news media as he appears outside the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, US, November 20, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar

US President-elect Donald Trump gestures to the news media as he appears outside the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, US, November 20, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar

Washington/Havana: US President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would end the US’s “deal” with Cuba unless a better one was made, reflecting his campaign pledge to reverse President Barack Obama’s moves to open relations with the Cold War adversary.

“If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal,” Trump said in a Twitter post.

Some Cubans are worried Trump will shut down the US-Cuban trade and travel ties that have begun to emerge in the past two years since Obama’s historic decision to end decades of Cold War hostility and open an embassy in Havana.

US airlines launched the first regular flights to Havana in more than five decades on Monday.

Trump‘s tweeted as Cubans commemorated Fidel Castro, the guerrilla leader who led a revolution in 1959 and ruled the Caribbean island for half a century. Castro died on Friday.

During Trump‘s campaign for the White House he had said he thought restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba was fine but that Obama should have cut a better deal.

Newsweek reported that one of his companies had attempted to do business in the Communist-ruled island.

Later in the campaign, he toughened his rhetoric, seeking to reassure Cuban-American voters in Florida that he opposed Castro and his brother, Raul, to whom he turned over power in 2008.

On Saturday, Trump said in a statement that his administration...

09:25

Demonetisation and Economic Activity: Understanding the Reaction of India’s Stock Markets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The worst hit sectors by demonetisation are the automobile, consumer and the realty sector. The banking sector, on the other hand, has had a differential impact.

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India. Credit: Reuters/Shailesh Andrade/Files

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India. Credit: Reuters/Shailesh Andrade/Files

The short-term pain of demonetisation is now evident. Long queues in front of banks, cashless ATMs and reduced small trade market activities bear testimony to it. A reliable criterion to gauge the immediate economic impact of a sudden policy shock is to observe stock market trends. Traditionally viewed as a predictor of the economy, sharp and persistent plunges in stock market indices could indicate deterioration in economic activity. On November 16, after a week into demonetisation, the daily closing price of NSE S&P CNX Nifty 50 index dropped by 5.1% as compared to November 8. This plunge made it the worst weekly close value since February. The Nifty 50 index is composed of firms from a varied set of industries. Does this reflect negative investor sentiment across all sectors?

An analysis of NSE data indeed indicates so. We study the price movements of major sectoral indices at NSE. These include: automobile, consumption, realty and banking sectors. The means of the closing value of the indices is compared for a period of 25 trading days before the event (October 3-November 8) with a period of 11 trading days after the event (November 9-November 24)....

09:24

Kerry desperately trying to save his terrorists in Syria before Trump takes over "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kerry makes ‘unbelievable effort’ to save Syrian rebels from Trump, Russia confirms RT | November 28, 2016 US Secretary of State John Kerry has significantly intensified contacts with Russia on Syria, the Kremlin confirmed, substantiating a report that Kerry wants to seal a deal with Moscow before Donald Trump assumes the US presidency in January. […]

09:23

Police Shut Down France’s Largest Pirate Site (Updated) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

zonetelecharAfter seizing several servers of the popular private music tracker What.cd two weeks ago, the French military police have now caught an even bigger fish, Zone-Telechargement.com.

With millions of regular visitors, Zone-Telechargement was ranked the 11th most-visited website in the entirety of France.

Telechargement is French for “download,” and the site offered direct downloads of a wide variety of pirated content, including films, series, games, and music. However, yesterday afternoon the site suddenly became inaccessible.

After some confusion, the French Gendarmerie took credit on Twitter, stating that an investigation had concluded that the download portal caused rightsholders 75 million euros in losses.

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Founded in 2011, Zone-Telechargement’s popularity soared after the shutdown of Megaupload, which was also hugely popular in France until its shutdown early 2012.

Interestingly, it appears that the site wasn’t the only target yesterday. DL-Protect, another large direct-download site and the 19th most popular website in France according to Alexa, also went down.

While the police only mentioned one site, Zataz reports that this direct download site was targeted by the police as well. In common with the action against What.cd, French music industry group SACEM and the movie group ALPA also played a role in yesterday’s actions.

SACEM informs TorrentFreak that they will issue a comment later today.

With two prominent shutdowns in one month, it’s quite clear that the Gendarmerie’s cybercrime division and SACEM have online piracy high on their agenda.

Update: New information just released revealed that the two direct download sites were allegedly operated by the same people.

The enforcement action is a collaboration between the French Gendarmerie and the Andorran police. Seven people were apprehended, and two still remain in custody, one in Andorra and one in France. More arrests may follow.

Zataz reports that in recent years the sites generated 10 million euros in revenue.

As part of the enforcement...

09:22

David Icke - Gotcha Where We Want You - Divide And Rule "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Icke - Gotcha Where We Want You - Divide And Rule

09:19

Civilians Flee to Safety as NATO & Gulf State-Funded Insurgents are Driven Out of East Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘As the battles rage, civilians are taking advantage of them to escape from East Aleppo in their thousands, running from the areas occupied by the extremist factions. They are escaping via the humanitarian corridors, really good news. Those who had tried to flee, using these same corridors in the last few weeks had been murdered by the terrorists. Recently, in East Aleppo, the food rations had driven the civilian population to protest against the withholding of supplies by their occupiers. The terrorists had fired live ammunition into the crowds to disperse them. For these militants, its important to keep the maximum number of civilians in these zones as human shields but today, the situation got out of their control.’ Read more: Civilians Flee to Safety as NATO & Gulf State-Funded Insurgents are Driven Out of East Aleppo

09:18

Militants Attack Army Unit in Nagrota, Kill Three Soldiers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Indian soldiers patrol near the Line of Control (LoC) in Saraie, 150 km (83 miles) west of Srinagar, July 31, 2008. The Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers held talks in Colombo on Thursday against a background of an increase in border skirmishes and bomb attacks on Indian cities that threaten a sluggish peace process. The 2003 ceasefire on the de facto border that divides the disputed Kashmir region was a key confidence-building step by the two sides. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)

Indian soldiers patrol near the Line of Control (LoC) in Saraie, 150 km (83 miles) west of Srinagar, July 31, 2008. Representational image. Credit:Danish Ismail/Reuters/Files

An army artillery unit in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nagrota was attacked by militants on Tuesday morning, killing three soldiers. According to an NDTV report, four militants are thought to be hiding in the camp, with firing being exchanged for hours.

Army and police officials quoted by the Deccan Chronicle said that the army’s 166 Field Regiment unit was attacked at 5:30 am when the militants threw grenades. In response, the army opened fire. The militants were allegedly trying to enter the camp. Among the deceased was Major Kunal Ghasalvi, who succumbed to injuries at an army-base hospital.

According to India Today,...

09:18

Finally Guys, Meet Bobrisky's Alleged Bae (Pics) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Whewww.. Ok so, Bobrisky has kept everyone curious for a very long time, as to who his mystery bae was. The man he claims spends hundreds of thousands of naira + millions sef, on him and gives him much more to flaunt on his Snapchat account every now and then.
You also recall that, yesterday, Bobrisky showed off his man's legs, along with more cash saying his bae was angry he was travelling to London and he needed to go see him to kiss and make bae happy.
Fast forward to this morning o.. Someone is now claiming that, he can correctly identify the man in Bobrisky's pic above, which he shared yesterday and has now mentioned a name (Pretty Mike), with more pics of Bobrisky and his alleged bae together as proof. See it all below:

09:17

The new Nazis, israeli Occupation Forces brutally attack Palestinian child "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israeli Occupation Forces brutally attack Palestinian child Palestine Information Center– November 28, 2016 AL-KHALIL – Israeli Occupation Forces brutally attacked a Palestinian child near the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil Sunday evening. Local sources affirmed that Israeli forces stationed near the Mosque violently attacked and severely beaten a 13-year-old Palestinian child. The child was taken to […]

09:17

Yemen's Houthi rebels unveil 'salvation' government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The announcement of the 42-member body is likely to provoke a strong response from the government of President Abd Rabbuh Hadi

09:16

A Satellite Image Could Change the Way We Build Cities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The European Space Agency (ESA) has at last started revealing infrared images captured by its Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite, after a nine-month wait for the equipment to cool to the required operating temperature of -200 degrees Celcius[sic].

The data will allow scientists to identify areas of heat on land and oceans to learn more about how expanding cities create 'urban heat islands' and how areas can recover from fires.

The images were made possible thanks to intricate infrared camera filters manufactured at the University of Reading, which were assembled within the Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) instrument on board the satellite when it was launched in February.

Dr Gary Hawkins, associate professor in the Infrared Multilayer Laboratory at the University of Reading, said: "Future decisions on development and agriculture will soon be informed by the images made possible by our filters, which reveal at last the dramatic changes occurring on land and sea.

[...]Urban heat islands are pockets of air that develop around cities and are consistently significantly warmer than the surrounding area due to human activity.

This can cause increased rain in areas close to cities and warmer water that can damage ecosystems when it flows into surrounding rivers. Developers can reduce this effect through techniques such as using lighter-coloured surfaces that absorb less heat or 'green roofs', which are covered in vegetation.


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09:15

Nigel Farage’s second quitting as UKIP leader speech (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nigel Farage’s second quitting as UKIP leader speech Video UKIP’s Nigel Farage gives his second quitting as UKIP Party leader speech, after becoming party leader again after just 8 days of Diane James, and the imminent announcement of the new UKIP leader (Paul Nuttall). Alert64 Nigel Farage – the man, the leader, the legend. I…

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09:10

Israel strikes ISIS compound in Syria after militants’ first cross-border attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘The IDF ordered an airstrike on Islamic State’s facility in the south of the Syrian Golan Heights after militants opened small arms and mortar fire on an Israeli patrol on Sunday. Local media said it was the first encounter between the two sides. An IDF spokesman said that the Monday airstrike targeted “an abandoned military facility, which was previously used by the United Nations and served as a location for [Islamic State or IS, formerly] ISIS to consolidate their offensive forces and operations near the border,” according to the Jerusalem Post. The military said the bombing came in retaliation to the IS-linked attack on Sunday and was aimed at preventing militants from returning to the compound which would pose “a substantial threat in the area.”’ Read more: Israel strikes ISIS compound in Syria after militants’ first cross-border attack

09:09

The moment the BBC’s Fidel Castro propaganda came crashing down live on air "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The moment the BBC’s Fidel Castro propaganda came crashing down live on air

09:08

Same paper, same day. On the left sold in New York and on the right sold in Texas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Same paper, same day. On the left sold in New York and on the right sold in Texas

09:08

Brazil opposition seeks Temer probe and impeachment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘A Brazilian opposition party has filed a petition for the impeachment of President Michel Temer over allegations of his involvement in an influence-peddling scandal. The Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) filed the request after former culture minister Marcelo Calero said the president had pressured him into interfering in a business deal which involved General Secretary of the Brazilian Presidency Geddel Vieira Lima. Vieira Lima resigned on Friday over the same scandal to become the sixth minister to quit since May. Temer became president in August after Dilma Rousseff was ousted in a contentious impeachment trial.’ Read more: Brazil opposition seeks Temer probe and impeachment

09:07

The Price of a Free Meal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

“You have to hook us up next time,” the three of us – Sam, Jordan and myself – begged Jim. We were sitting on the bottom bunk in a cramped six-bed dorm sipping cheap cider, discussing Jim’s most recent exploit. Jim was a notorious hustler. Whether it was petty theft, younger women or just an argument over who owes who what, he was consistent, tenacious and unrelenting, but this time he had truly scored.

“Well boys, good things happen to good people,” he said while taking a slow sip of his cider.

The day before, Jim had been sitting on his skateboard and smoking a pouch ciggie in front of our notoriously crappy hostel-cum-bar in downtown Vancouver when a black Mercedes pulled into the empty space in front of him. A young man, with slicked hair and a suit got out and walked to the parking ticket machine, knocking over a bicycle in the process. Jim laughed with the man driving the car and struck up conversation.

Slick Man was the nephew of the older man in the Mercedes, and it was the nephew’s birthday, so Jim was invited to dinner with the family and friends. Naturally, he accepted. That night he ate pork chops, which he described in mouth-watering detail, drank beers, did tequila shots, went to a Red Bull party, skipped queues, drank more and hit clubs, all of which was totally free: the meal, the drinks, the shots, and entry, paid for by the uncle, who owned every place they went to that night. And somehow Jim had controlled his excitement enough throughout the night to be invited back.

We wanted in. The cheap ciders we were drinking turned cheap and sugary under the cloud of free tequila shots. Nights out skipping meals to buy jugs of beer, or sticking to dank bars to avoid entry fees for the good places, seemed impoverished and unfulfilled compared to what Jim had experienced.

Those who travel for the luxury, who pay the extra money to fly at reasonable hours, or refuse to stay somewhere because the hot water only sometimes works, who eat where their appetite directs them, regardless of cost, and don’t systematically pre-drink before nights out, or sneak booze into clubs, won’t understand what Jim had found. But we all knew. He had found a legitimized, wealthy, alcohol-friendly benefactor. A Sugar Daddy. In hobo currency, he had struck gold. So Jim hooked us up.

The first night we met Blaine was at his penthouse apartment in the tallest building in Vancouver. We met him downstairs and helped him carry five cartons of beers into the elevator. As the four of us and Blaine stood close, climbing up the floors in the small metal box, swapping body warmth and smiles, I got a chance to ask him how rich he was. He had the lightest blue eyes I...

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09:04

366 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A busload of Spanish farmers visited our farm today.

They were on a tight schedule and a brief visit complicated by most not speaking much English and my Spanish being rusty.

But, with the help of an interpreter, my farmer and I were able to tell some of our story and learn a little of theirs.

While we didn’t understand every word of what was said, it didn’t matter because in our hearts we were speaking the language of farming and our shared passion didn’t need to be translated.

Today I’m grateful for the passion for the land and farming which transcend national boundaries and language differences.

 


Filed under: Farming, gratitude

09:04

Dutch euthanasia law used to kill alcoholic "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A man of 41 has ended his life under Dutch euthanasia laws because he could not bear being an alcoholic. Mark Langedijk decided death was the only way to escape his problems, according to his brother. Read more: Dutch euthanasia law used to kill alcoholic

09:03

The Richie Allen Show on Davidicke.com: Sandra Fecht - 'Satanic Abuse Is Real. Patients Memories Are NOT Fake. This Is Part Of The Cover-Up' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Richie Allen Show on Davidicke.com: Sandra Fecht - 'Satanic Abuse Is Real. Patients Memories Are NOT Fake. This Is Part Of The Cover-Up'

09:03

BREAKING – #PizzaGate: 100’s of CHILDREN MISSING IN VIRGINIA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An anonymous citizen journalist researcher joins me to break shocking news about the astonishing number of children missing from the Virginia-Washington DC area. In light of #PizzaGate and what appears to be a child trafficking and pedophilia ring in the area, this researcher known as “Mark” wanted to see if there was a correlation of…

09:02

Turkey government to push constitution bill within weeks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Erdogan and supporters argue Turkey needs strong leadership of executive presidency, but opponents fear authoritarianism

09:01

US Treasury challenges GOP with tax rule preventing overseas corporate mergers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US companies that merge with non-US ones in order to avoid paying higher taxes have been the target of a controversial, temporary rule the US Treasury is working to make permanent. The incoming Republican-led government may reverse that move, however. As a federal court case surrounding the “serial inverter” rule continues, “Treasury continues to work […]

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ALEPPO UPDATES: Battlefield Map of East Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UPDATE: Afternoon Nov 28th – Eastern Aleppo Battlefield Map (Map: AMD)
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has made several advances inside the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo today, capturing approximately 40-45 percent of the last jihadist pocket in the provincial capital.
Led by the elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army managed to capture the Sheikh Fares, Haydariyah, and Al-Sakhour districts of east Aleppo today after overrunning the jihadist rebels in the northern pocket of this contested region.
Following the capture of those aforementioned districts, the Syrian Armed Forces seized the Scientific Research Facility in the Jabal Badro area,

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American Muslims condemn Ohio attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Muslim leaders have strongly condemned a stabbing attack at Ohio State University on Monday, which injured 11 people and led to the death of the assailant. The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) said Tuesday that Muslims were “saddened and heartbroken” by the attack. “We want to condemn in the strongest possible terms this and […]

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09:00

Why Are Public Officials Protecting GMO and the Pesticides Industry? Digging Down into the Cesspool of Corruption "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


When i started paying attention to roundup properly  there was scant data calling it into question. That is no longer true as independents have filled that gap. What is now becoming blindingly clear is that there are ho safe pesticides and plausibly no completely safe herbicides as well.  They all need application management.

What is really needed is a complete universal tilt in favor of organic methodologies.  This will be best acthieved by abandoning all subsidies for non organic systems.  This can be best dine at five percent per year to allow industry to adjust slowly.

Bio-char should also be supported as soil remediation everywhere up to one percent of working soil content.  This will serve to entrap nitrogen and other nutrients until used.  It will also lock up toxins as well and lower their effect.

The damage is desperate and has not yet reached bio collapse yet but we are now witnessing a deep level of continuing degradation.

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Why Are Public Officials Protecting GMO and the Pesticides Industry? Digging Down into the Cesspool of Corruption

By Colin Todhunter

Global Research, November 18, 2016

http://www.globalresearch.ca/why-are-public-officials-protecting-the-pesticides-industry-digging-down-into-the-cesspool-of-corruption/5557651

It is based on a cesspool of corruption that is most probably responsible for more death and disease than the combined efforts of the tobacco companies ever were. It is sheer criminality that hides behind corporate public relations, media misrepresentations and the subversion of respectable-sounding agencies which masquerade as public institutions.

The ‘agrochemicals-agritech industry’ should not be regarded as some kind of faceless concept because that lets individuals off the hook. It is run by identifiable individuals who sell...

09:00

Why did Trump Win? A Post-Mortem on the Post-Mortems "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


 Alternative theories are put forward in order to stress test the established narrative by an engaged electorate.  The true hope is that such alternatives can be knocked down successfully by evidence gathering and confirmation.
We all know about the flawed JFK investigation.  Yet the mass of alternate disclosure remains ignored, not least because it lands directly on the CIA and FBI who need to subject themselves to legal process, even when all participants are surely dead.
The mere fact that such an entity can remain above the law tells us that the need for such alternate work is pressing and timely.  Is the CIA operating clandestine attacks on the USA to pursue a war making agenda, plausibly backed by defense contractors?  Are we been slowly cooked?


All this is producing a growing body of politically motivated skeptics with an legitimate agenda.  This election mobilized them to come our for Trump. Better yet they drive the alternate media which now reaches deeply into the audience.  That bubble of really engaged folks supported Trump as a road to clearing out establishment lying.  This is a reform movement first.
Then there is something else that needs to be understood.  Trump discovered and eventually so did i, and it is that twitter allows the candidate to express his feelings in real time.  This means you can even make up the facts to carry your feelings forward.  Let the press discuss accuracy tomorrow in case someone cares.  This is no book nor is it a scholarly essay.   It is now and how i feel.  In the end he was able to connect personally with his audience who merely had to join his twitter feed or his Facebook account to be involved as it happens.

Everyone else missed this.
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09:00

Fidel Castro, Revolutionary Leader who Remade Cuba as a Socialist State, Dies at 90 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"





Fidel was late to the game but still when Communism was still acceptable.  Actual truth really began to emerge after he had won his own petty revolution against an utterly inept Cuban military.  Yet everyone knew that a communist takeover always included a massacre of the middle class. Fidel obliged with months of firing squads that even i became aware of as a twelve year old.

Yet the worst of that ended and Fidel became a poster boy of the free world leftists not least because he loved to pull the beard of Uncle Sam.  And so it went for sixty years.

He too proved that communism does not work although lacking ideas he put off the inevitable as long as possible.  He like Mao was a real true believer.

 Like Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Ho, and Kim, he killed thouisands without conscience.

I do think that the USA could have handled him better, but that can be said regarding US policy generally.  Obama at least has opened the door allow real change to come. Keep is open and perhaps some good will now come out of it..
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Fidel Castro, revolutionary leader who remade Cuba as a socialist state, dies at 90 
By Kevin Sullivan and J.Y. Smith November 26 at 2:27 PM 
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09:00

At First It Seems This Guy Narrowly Escapes A Fatal Accident "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 Lucky truck accident

There are accidents that simply cannot be replicated by anyone without multiple fatalities and no success ever. Applying divine intervention suddenly becomes rational.

The truth of it all is that we are protected each and every day by the world of spirit in a pretty active manner and it is just as well we are.  This shows us that we do not get to die until we reach our chosen exit.


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At First It Seems This Guy Narrowly Escapes A Fatal Accident. But When You See The Full Picture, You’ll Be Speechless.

 http://stuffhappens.us/guy-narrowly-escapes-fatal-accident-14224/

 

Lucky truck accident

LOOK CLOSELY AT THE FIRST PHOTO BEFORE YOU CONTINUE…

And be sure to read the story below before going to the 3rd photo.

Lucky truck accident

Look at the picture above and you can see where this driver broke through the guardrail, on the right side of the culvert, where the people are standing on the road, pointing. That is the point where the pickup truck went off the road as he was traveling at 83 mph (from right to left) when it crashed through.

The truck then flipped end-over-end, bounced off and across the culvert outlet, and landed on the left side of the culvert, facing the opposite direction from which the driver was traveling.


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08:56

China Warning: Radical Islam Spreading Inland "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China warns that foreign inspired Islamism is expanding throughout China and threatening the “rule of law.” China’s religion tsar warns that “foreign Islam” is infiltrating “Chinese Islam” posing a threat to national security. Beijing recently ordered the population of a Muslim-majority region to hand in their passports to police. RT.com reports: Islam in China is often associated with the restive Xinjiang border region, which is home to over 10 million Muslim Uyghurs, but Wang Zuoan, head of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, told 300 religious leaders at the National Congress of the Chinese Islamic Association that “extremism” is now “moving to the inland provinces.” Wang said that it was up to the clerics to become the “front line” in “resisting extremism” and “converting” Muslims to a more moderate form of the religion. He urged Muslim communities learn “to use the law to safeguard legal interests, instead of trying to solve problems through illegal actions such as creating disturbances.” China is strictly secular, and Wang also railed against the increasing adoption of religious practices in everyday life among the Islamic population, which stands at about 23 million – about the same as the number of Muslims living in the EU. “We [...]

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08:53

How the Fig Leaf of Nationalism Obscures the Impact of Demonetisation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hiding behind the soldier allows the government to get away without answering any serious questions about the disastrous effects of demonetisation.

People queue outside an ATM of State Bank of India to withdraw cash in Ahmedabad, India, November 27, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Amit Dave

People queue outside an ATM of State Bank of India to withdraw cash in Ahmedabad, India, November 27, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Amit Dave

It didn’t take long after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8 for the ultra-nationalists to link it with love for the motherland. Baba Ramdev was the first off the mark, declaring that those who opposed the move were committing treason (deshdrohi) and the cyber-warriors, safe in their anonymous, egg-shaped cocoons, did their bit and waded in by invoking soldiers guarding Indian borders.

Any sensible person may wonder what is the connection between standing in a crushing line for days to access one’s own money and the Indian army patrolling Siachen but for the deshbhakts such leaps of logic are normal. The ‘sacrifices of our brave soldiers’ is the default, all-purpose phrase to be applied to everything, a bit like those silly games where one is asked to use a common word for movie titles, leading to funny results.

Except that the humour, if there was any, about this constant invocation of the nation, Mother India and our men in uniform has long disappeared. Linking demonetisation, or anything else, with patriotism is no longer a routine ideological response from the feverish right-wing mind. It has a strategic aim and its fervour and volume are growing by the day.

The latest to jump on to the bandwagon in Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis who is a lawyer by training and also an MBA. He was the mayor of Nagpur. He is committed to bringing in big investments into Maharashtra, though regrettably, they have been eluding him. In short, he is technologically savvy and forward-looking. But, no matter the educational gloss, his roots lie in RSS thinking and show up with alarming regularity.

Commenting on demonetisation, Fadnavis recently said that those who do not support the prime minister and the move were “deshvidhrohak” (anti-national). This is a neat trick, used by demagogues, propogandists and advertisers, of seamlessly conf...

08:49

I’m Challenging Techie Dad To Get #FitB4Christmas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I was supposed to do the #FitB4Christmas with a sports drink before Christmas but it didn’t work out, so I thought of challenging my friend and fellow blogger Jimmy to get fit before Christmas. We both have a desk job, work long hours, have kids, do free-lance work and barely have anytime to exercise. More importantly, we both love food and a good drink 😀

Why #FitB4Christmas?

We tend to eat and drink a lot around Christmas and New Year, so now is a good time to lose few kilos and get back on the right track. We will need to lose at least 5 kilos (10 pounds) by Christmas by following a healthier lifestyle rather than starving ourselves out.

What’s the challenge?

The challenge will be a simple one but will require a lot of commitment.
– Walk/Jog on average 8000 steps a day.
– Complete four weeks of the one hundred push-ups program.
– Perform 3 sets of 15 of any upper body exercise you choose on a daily basis.

What can we eat?

– No fried food or fast food are allowed.
– No soft or alcoholic drinks are allowed.
– No desserts or sweets are allowed.
– Cut down on carbs (No Manakish, Kaak, etc ..) and stick to multi-cereal bread.

You are allowed 1 cheat meal (including drinks) every week.

Tracking our progress

We are both techies so we have all the gadgets needed to track down our weekly progress. To make sure no one’s cheating, each of us will have to post a weekly post and share his day to day step, the nbr of push-ups (there’s an app for the 100 push-ups so it’s easy) and how many kilos he lost.

What does the winner get?

Needless to say, we will both emerge as winners if we do commit to this program but still there has to be a winner and a loser. Since it’s Christmas, the loser will have to gift the winner (it will obviously be me) a fancy Christmas gift, nothing less of a Patek Philippe watch (jk) LOL!

The challenge starts today and ends on December 24 and the one who loses more kilos will emerge as a winner.

08:46

Armed counter-terrorism police numbers boosted across London "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘More overt and undercover counter-terrorism police will be patrolling London’s streets in the near future in order to spot those carrying out ‘hostile surveillance’ in preparation for crimes or acts of terrorism, the Metropolitan Police Service has announced. The tactic, dubbed ‘Operation Servator,’ is already used by the British Transport Police and the City of London Police. The Met claims the shift is based “on extensive research into the psychology of criminals and what undermines their activities.”’ Read more: Armed counter-terrorism police numbers boosted across London

08:45

Trump the Great – Dr. Paul Craig Roberts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump the Great - Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Trump the Great – Dr. Paul Craig Roberts If Trump can defeat the oligarchy and save America, he can go down in history as Trump the Great. by Paul Craig Roberts Liberals, progressives, and the left-wing (to the extent that one still exists) are aligning with the corrupt oligarchy against president-elect Trump and the American…

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08:45

Mugabe’s “Last Gamble” – Zimbabwe Unleashes Newly-Printed ‘Bond Notes’ Pegged To The Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

One might think that after 92 years, some wisdom may have leaked into the brain of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. But no. As the world’s oldest head of state, he has overseen the demise from a post-colonial success to a pariah state wrecked by hyperinflation. However, having apparently learned no lesson from his prior experiences, The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has decided to print a new national currency for the first time since 2009.

As Simon Black pointed out a month ago, some people just don’t learn.

After becoming the most famous case of hyperinflation in modern history roughly ten years ago, Zimbabwe is about to have another go at conjuring paper money out of thin air.

I’m sure this time will be different.

You know the story. Starting in the late 1990s, the Zimbabwe government’s policies under Robert Mugabe began to have some devastating effects.

He confiscated private property from established (mostly white) farmers and redistributed the land in very tiny tracts to his supporters, most of whom had no experience in farming.

Unsurprisingly, Zimbabwe’s once-booming agriculture exports collapsed almost overnight.

This destructive, authoritative control pervaded across nearly all industries, and by the early 2000s, the economy was in dire straits.

Unemployment and inflation skyrocketed.

In 2001 alone, retail prices doubled. But that was just the beginning.

Inflation rose so quickly that the government was having to constantly print new denominations of currency– thousand Zimbabwe dollar notes, then ten thousand Zim dollar notes… then million dollar notes… even trillion dollar notes.

By 2007, the hyperinflation was so bad that prices were doubling roughly every day.

My friends here in Zimbabwe tell me stories of going out for drinks at a bar; they’d drink a few beers for an hour or so, after which the bartender would inform them that the price of a beer had just increased by 50%.

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08:40

South Africa – Zuma survives NEC meeting but top six may decide his fate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Zuma survives NEC meeting — now his fate may rest with ANC top six

The move at a dramatic three-day meeting to unseat the president failed and a compromise was proposed

29 November 2016 – 08:34 AM Natasha Marrian
Jacob Zuma. Picture: SUPPLIED
Jacob Zuma. Picture: SUPPLIED

President Jacob Zuma has survived an attempt to remove him from office after a dramatic three-day ANC national executive committee meeting.

The ANC will announce the outcome of the meeting at a media briefing on Tuesday after Zuma departed to Havanna, for the funeral of former Cuban president Fidel Castro.

Sources in the NEC said on Tuesday that the motion to remove Zuma was rejected and a “settlement” was reached.

The ANC NEC was divided on Zuma’s future, with both his detractors and supporters pushing to win the day, after his recall as state president was raised at the meeting on Saturday.

In an unprecedented debate, which most analysts see as the waning of Zuma’s political clout, some members called for him to step down and those close to him came to his defence.

The NEC meeting was supposed to have ended on Sunday but was extended to yesterday as both sides failed to agree on a way forward for the president.

During the meeting, the stalemate prompted ANC Northern Cape secretary Zemani Saul to propose a compromise.

He suggested that the top six leaders of the party should wrangle over the issue and report back to the NEC and for the discussion to be taken to a consultative conference to take place next year.

The ANC will announce whether this is the course of action it will take at its media briefing at 2pm.


08:39

Shocking Story Of How A Nigerian Girl Was Drugged And Rapped By A Ritualist In A Hotel (Pics) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to a Facebook user, Dian Chelsea, who is probably the girl in question, because the Facebook has only this post and was opened on 26th of November 2016.

The young lady was allegedly used as rituals after visiting a man whose name was given as Emeka Augustine Ozulike who started texting her out of the blues, told her he wants to marry her, invited her to a hotel, drugged her, raped her and she has been bleeding since that day up till today.. Read the story after the cut...

   "These goes out to young ladies; beware of the kind of company you keep especially that of strange men you know nothing about.

   ''In today's world, many atrocities are being committed and the most painful part of it is that the culprits keep getting away with their numerous crimes.

   ''I wouldn't want to base this on the present situation of the country because these acts has been in existence for as long as I can tell.
   ''Here goes the story of sexually abused young girl and possibly, almost used for ritual by one Mr.Emeka Augustine Ozulike popularly known as (Obele), who hails from Akwa Village in Ifitedunu, Dunukofia LGA, Anambra State. Sources have it that he's a successful business man with his businesses scattered all about the Main Market, Onitsha.
   ''The abused girl pleaded for utmost anonymity but summed up courage to share her story which she believes is going to serve as an eye opener for young girls in our society.
   ''It all began when a strange call entered her phone from this man. Who consistently claimed that she...

08:36

Iraqi Troops Screen Mosul Men in Hunt For Suicide Bombers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A member of an Iraqi Special forces intelligence team searches men for weapons in Mosul, Iraq November 27, 2016. Credit:Reuters/Goran Tomasevic

A member of an Iraqi Special forces intelligence team searches men for weapons in Mosul, Iraq November 27, 2016. Credit:Reuters/Goran Tomasevic

Mosul: One by one, hundreds of Mosul residents raised their shirts to prove they did not have suicide bombs strapped to their bodies, closely watched by Iraqi special forces fearful of the threat posed by ISIS, even in areas they now control.

The men then handed over their identification cards so their names could be checked against a database of wanted ISIS members, part of the painstaking process of clearing jihadists from each neighborhood of their Mosul stronghold.

Every time Iraqi forces capture a section of Mosul in their offensive against ISIS, it can take up to a week to ensure it is clear of militants.

Some hide in the network of tunnels they have constructed, while others mix with thousands of displaced people or stay behind to form sleeper cells in the crowded neighborhoods of Mosul, a city of more than one million people.

Iraqi security officials say they have seized a large area of eastern Mosul in the biggest ground operation in the country since the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Iraqi leaders hope the Mosul campaign will bring stability after years of sectarian bloodshed followed by the arrival of ISIS, an ultra-hardline Sunni group, in 2014.

While the Iraqis seem confident of victory, the security clamp-down in the Shuqaq al-Khadra’a district of Mosul suggests ISIS still poses a threat even as it loses territory.

Intelligence

Iraqi special forces were on patrol when their intelligence division heard from local people that ISIS militants were still in the area.

Special forces and intelligence officials ordered residents to gather at a square with their identification documents.

“Lift up your shirt now,” one officer yelled at a man, acutely aware that suicide bombers are one of ISIS’s most effective weapons.

The residents, many with beards of the size required by ISIS, sat in rows as their names were called. From time to time, a mortar bomb exploded nearby or shooting rang out.

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08:33

A long road: domestic violence law in China "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After 20 years of campaigning by women’s rights activists, China now has its first domestic violence law. The challenge ahead is to make it work to guarantee the safety of women and children.

Women's NGO outreaches to grassroots women in ethnic minority areas in Yunnan. Credit: Yuan Feng

In 2014, Ms. Dai was awarded compensation by a court which recognised that her then husband, Mr Liu, had committed domestic violence. However this same court awarded Mr Lui custody of her son, despite the fact that Mr Lui had abducted the child when he was 17 months old, ruling that it was in the best interests of the child for the father to have custody. At a later date, this court issued a protection order for Ms. Dai. But as I write this article she has been blocked from seeing the child by Mr. Liu and his family, and her personal information such as her home address has been posted on the internet by him.

This case reflects the contradictory effects of the first domestic violence (DV) law in China which came into effect on  March 1, 2016.

The Chinese domestic violence law was a hard won achievement of women’s activism - the campaign took almost two decades. It was passed by Chinese law makers at the end of 2015, 20 years after Beijing was the host city of the Fourth UN World Conference on Women. Enlightened and equipped by that conference and its follow up actions, Chinese women activists began to mobilise to claim the right to live free from domestic violence and initiated a law reform movement in 1998. The Anti-Domestic Violence Network (ADVN, 2000-2014), a coalition of 75 NGOs, across 28 of 31 provinces, undertook surveys on the prevalence of domestic violence, the attitudes of police and judicial officers, and established pilot projects in urban and rural areas for a multi-agency intervention model...

08:32

1) Island focus: Police prepare for one-price fuel in Papua "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



2) Pacific NGOs separate from ‘Asia Pacific’ tag

3) Fidel Castro And The Vanuatu Connection

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1) Island focus: Police prepare for one-price fuel in Papua
Jayapura | Tue, November 29 2016 | 08:51 am

The Papuan Police have assigned 50 of their personnel to a special task force to monitor the distribution and pricing of fuel following the launch of the one-price fuel policy in October by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

“The taskforce will monitor the fuel distribution in Papua to make sure that the price is as decided by the President and a supply is available in each gas station,” Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Paulus Waterpauw said last week.

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08:32

Tsleil-Waututh leaders say they will do what it takes to stop Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion - APTN National NewsAPTN National News "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tsleil-Waututh leaders say they will do what it takes to stop Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion - APTN National NewsAPTN National News: “We oppose this pipeline,” said Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust Initiative Manager Rueben George. “We’ll do what it takes, period, to stop it.”

George said Tsleil-Waututh is confident the constitution will protect their rights and title in court, but didn’t rule out direct action like what is unfolding in North Dakota where thousands of people have been protesting a the Dakota Access pipeline expansion.

George did say they would like to avoid it.

“Standing Rock – I believe Canadians and the government wouldn’t want that. People are being shot. A lady’s arm was blown off,” said George.

“That’s something that we would want to avoid. People are getting really, really hurt down there every single day.”

08:31

The First Amendment Defense Act Will Be Back "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Remember the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), the “right to discriminate against LGBQT people” bill? Introduced last summer, it’s been festering away in the back corners of Congress, but in 2017, it’s likely to roar back onto the agenda — and, moreover, it’s likely to pass. If it does, president-elect Donald Trump has already pledged to […]

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08:30

Hungry, homeless and in need of a legal aid lawyer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Government plans to introduce a discriminatory test for legal aid were thwarted earlier this year. This is why that decision was right.

Silhouette of mother and child. Wyncliffe/Flikr. Some rights reserved.

Earlier this year the Supreme Court agreed with the Public Law Project that government plans to introduce a ‘residence test’ for legal aid eligibility were unlawful. The residence test, if implemented, would have denied legal aid to those who came to the UK recently or who lived abroad. It would have had a catastrophic impact on access to justice and undermined the fundamental principle that all equally enjoy the protection of our laws. The Supreme Court’s decision was an important step in the fight to protect access to justice in the UK and the rights of some of the most vulnerable in our society.

I represent many families who would have been barred from receiving legal aid under the residence test. Without the ability to protect their rights, many of these families would be left homeless, unable to feed and clothe their families, and would not be able to claim the support they need to care for disabled family members. Here are the stories of two such families…

Even when Martha and her baby ended up street homeless in the middle of winter neither authority would help. 

A mother and baby living on the streets in winter

Martha is the mother of a 6 month-old baby. She was not able to claim housing assistance from social services because of her immigration status. She was staying with a friend who insisted that they had to leave. She approached the local authority where she was living and asked for help. They started an assessment to see if she was eligible for support. But when Martha was made homeless a few days later and stayed with a different friend for a few nights in a neighbouring borough, she was told she would need to approach the other authority area for help. Martha did so but was sent back to the first local authority. 

Martha went backwards and forwards and neither authority would help. Even when Martha and her ba...

08:28

BREAKING: Plane Carrying 81 Crashes In Colombia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We Are Change

Emergency officials are conducting a search and rescue mission  for survivors after a plane carrying 72 passengers and 9 crew members,  crashed near Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Medellin, Colombia late Monday night.

Update 5:32 A.M. – EST: Colombian authorities confirm 76 people dead and 5 survivors. Brazilian news organizations reported 21 journalists had been on board.

Colombian authorities confirmed at least six survivors so far no one has yet been confirmed dead as of 2:12 A.M. – EST.

Update 2:47 A.M. – EST: Colombian authorities confirm at least 10 people are injured conditions are not yet known.

Update 3:39 A.M. – EST:Colombian authorities have confirmed 25 people are dead the Mayor of Medellin Federico Gutierrez, said.

Update  6:00 A.M. – EST: Colombian authorities confirm 76 dead according to Reuters.

The jet is reported to have split in two when it crashed in the mountains. An image was shared on social media by a news organization NoticiasCaracol that shows the debris of the plane.

The pilot is being heralded as a hero it’s reported that he opened the plane’s fuel door to release fuel and prevent a huge explosion in the seconds after the crash.

The plane was expected to arrive in Medellin from Bolivia and crashed due to lack of fuel, the airport’s official Twitter account said, adding that the “plane suffered from an electrical failure before the accident.”

The mayor of Rionegro said in a tweet “that authorities are coordinating the search and rescue operations from the airport in Mede...

08:28

Plane carrying Brazilian football team amidst 81 people crashes in Colombia, several survivors reported "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A plane carrying Brazil’s Chapecoense football team has crashed in Colombia. At least six of the 81 passengers have reportedly survived. Read more: Plane carrying Brazilian football team amidst 81 people crashes in Colombia, several survivors reported

08:28

Sisi Yemmie wants You to Know she’s Just Like You! Watch a New Episode of ‘Sisi Weekly’ on BN TV "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lifestyle vlogger Sisi Yemmie has released the latest episode of her weekly vlogs called Sisi Weekly and in this episode, she wants you to know that she’s human and she’s just like you! She said; Praiseeeee Master Jesus!!! I cannot remember the last time I uploaded the vlog on time! I’m trying out a new […]

08:28

Hochelaga, QC: Attacking More than Gentrifiers’ Windows "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Montreal Counter-Info

About a year ago, the good citizens of the neighborhood were indignant about an attack against Electric Kids, whose front window was sprayed with purple paint which we can still see traces of today.

Tonight, we decided to attack other businesses on rue Sainte-Catherine – three furniture design boutiques, a real estate office, and a yuppie hair salon. If this is the strategy we use, it’s not just to make those who support and participate in the gentrification of Hochelaga talk about it. We want to do more than just raise our voices, to be more than indignant when faced with this movement that slowly chases us from the neighborhood. Rather than being satisfied with just smashing their windows, we decided to spray the interior of the design businesses with paint to ruin their merchandise. It’s a matter of directly effecting these owners, and not just the facades that protect them.

These shattered windows and commodities destroyed by paint are an act of war. We will not let these boutiques set up in peace – this peaceful facade which is nothing other than the invisiblization of the ongoing war against poor and marginalized people. We won’t let them make our rents go up, and participate in the social cleansing that necessarily goes hand in hand with their yuppie clientele.

We won’t let the city act with impunity, who participates in making this neighborhood hostile towards those who don’t conform. The same goes for chic condo design entrepreneurs who reinforce isolation and relational poverty.

These boutiques are the nice face of a violent process that we want to sabotage, along with luxury cars, condos under construction, police cars patrolling the neighborhood, and all other efforts put in place to make our neighborhood sterile and controlled in the interests of property owners and the rich.

Fuck gentrification.

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08:24

EU Parliament wants eurosceptic parties driven out "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tapestry

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The follow-on from BREXIT in the European Parliament is not pretty. Roger Helmer MEP describes the kind of harassment eurosceptic MEPs are being subjected to. The Parliamentary authorities are angry and ‘they’re lashing out at us’ , he says.

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08:24

‘Fake news comes from our own government’: Ron Paul fires back on propaganda charges "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘Fake news comes from our own government’: Ron Paul fires back on propaganda charges

08:23

Marketing and Data Assistant/Intern "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Introduction: Our team is looking for a Marketing and Data Intern to assist us in developing and driving company's marketing campaign, strategy and data collection. You will be working along Business Development Manager in our office in Singapore with a great team in an exciting world of renewable energy.

08:23

The Richie Allen Show on Davidicke.com: Financial Writer Brandon Smith - 'Trump Chosen By Elite To Be Scapegoat For Massive 2017 Crash' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Richie Allen Show on Davidicke.com: Financial Writer Brandon Smith - 'Trump Chosen By Elite To Be Scapegoat For Massive 2017 Crash'

08:21

New ‘body of evidence’ unveils fracking threats to public health & safety "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘The negative impact of fracking on health and climate is inevitable, according to a newly released comprehensive report, which is based on “expanding body of evidence” of risks and harms related to oil and gas extraction. “There is no evidence that fracking can operate without threatening public health directly or without imperiling climate stability upon which public health depends,” a Nobel Peace Prize-winning group of physicians have concluded in their fourth and most comprehensive report. However, the paper, issued in mid-November, has largely remained unnoticed by both the media and the government.’ Read more: New ‘body of evidence’ unveils fracking threats to public health & safety

08:20

Thailand to Coronate New King After Formally Cremating King Bhumibol "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attends an event commemorating the death of King Chulalongkorn, known as King Rama V, as he joins people during the mourning of his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, Thailand, October 23, 2016. Credit: Athit Perawongmetha/ Reuters/Files

Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attends an event commemorating the death of King Chulalongkorn, known as King Rama V, as he joins people during the mourning of his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, Thailand, October 23, 2016. Credit: Athit Perawongmetha/ Reuters/Files

Thailand’s cabinet on Tuesday acknowledged the appointment of a new king, Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said, more than one month after the death of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The death of the much-loved King Bhumibol on October 13 plunged the Southeast Asian nation into mourning. Most Thais have known no other monarch.

According to procedure, the cabinet will ask the president of parliament to invite crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to become king. The prince will then have to accept the invitation in order for him to be proclaimed king.

“After this, we enter the parliamentary process,” Prawit told reporters. “We expect an audience [with the prince] within the next one to two days.”

Reuters reported exclusively on October 31 that Thailand was making preparations for the crown prince to ascend the throne on December 1.

King Bhumibol, who was the longest-serving head of state in the world when he died at the age of 88, played a stabilising role during decades of often violent conflict in Thailand.

The crown pri...

08:19

Exeter’s New Living Systems Institute hosts ‘Global Conversation’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The pioneering and world-leading research conducted at the University of Exeter’s state-of-the-art Living Systems Institute (LSI) will form the basis of the latest high-profile Global Conversation event.

The iconic new research facility, located on the University’s Streatham Campus, will host 100 specially-invited guests at the prominent event, held on Monday, 28 November.

The event, the first Global Conversation to be held on campus, gives the distinguished guests an exclusive opportunity to preview the new £52 million LSI facility, which brings together world-leading scientists and researchers from diverse discipline backgrounds.

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08:19

Oh No! Young Seminarian Due For Ordination Crushed To Death In Anambra State (Pics) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to Facebook user, Daba FM, a seminarian was crushed to death by a truck on 22nd November 2016, along Nkpor_Umuoji road.
The Seminarian whose name wasn't mentioned, according to the report was supposed to be ordained as a Priest next week Friday.. So SAD! May his soul rest in perfect peace.

08:18

17 Former Native American Obama Administration Officials Send President DAPL Message "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Obama at White House Tribal Nation conference in September. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

President Obama at White House Tribal Nation conference in September. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Published November 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – Seventeen Native Americans from different tribal backgrounds and who served at various capacities within the Obama administration have called on President Barack Obama to take immediate action to block or reroute the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The collective group sent President Obama yesterday to ask him to stand up for Standing Rock.

“America has just completed a contentious presidential election; and, soon, President-elect Donald Trump will be responsible to uphold the sacred trust relationship between the United States and Indian tribes. But, that moral and legal responsibility still rests with your Administration,” says part of the letter.

The following individuals, who were part of the Obama administration signed the letter:  Kim Teehee (Cherokee), former White House Senior Policy Advisor; Charles Galbraith (Navajo), former Associate Director of White House on Native American Affairs Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; Raina Thiele (Dena’ina Athabascan & Yup’ik), former Associate Director of White House on Native American Affairs Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; Donald “Del” Laverdure (Crow Nation), former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior – Indian Affairs; Lillian A. Sparks (Rosebud Sioux Tribe/Oglala Sioux Tribe), former Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans; Pilar Thomas (Pascua Yaqui Tribe), former Deputy Solicitor of the Interior; Janie Simms Hipp (Chickasaw Nation), former Senior Advisor for Tribal Relations to the Secretary of Agriculture; Paul Tsosie (Navajo Nation), former Chief of Staff to the Assistant to the  Secretary of the Interior – Indian Affairs; Wizipan Little Elk (Rosebud Sioux Tribe), former Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant to the  Secretary of the Interior – In...

08:18

Christmas Not Offensive, Employers Told By Equality Body "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘Employers should stop worrying about offending people of other religious beliefs and allow their staff to celebrate Christmas, an independent government body has said. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said everyone had the right to freedom of religion and people’s faiths should not be suppressed through fear of offending. EHRC chairman David Isaac also warned that employers could provoke resentment by trying to be politically correct.’ Read more: Christmas Not Offensive, Employers Told By Equality Body

08:18

Neuroscientists Wirelessly Control the Brain of a Scampering Lab Mouse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With wireless optogenetic tools, neuroscientists steer mice around their cages.

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08:17

Brain Implants that Augment the Human Brain Using AI "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BMI implant leveraging AI.


You probably clicked on this article because the idea of using brain implants to allow artificial intelligence (AI) to read your brain sounds futuristic and fascinating. It is fascinating, but it’s not as futuristic as you might think. Before we start talking about brain implants and how to augment the human brain using AI, we need to put some context around human intelligence and why we might want to tinker with it.

We floated the idea before that gene editing techniques could allow us to promote genetic intelligence by performing gene editing at the germline. That’s one approach. As controversial as it might be, some solid scientific research shows that genetics does play a role in intelligence. For those of us who are already alive and well, this sort of intelligence enhancement won’t work. This is where we might look towards augmented intelligence. This sort of augmentation of the brain will firstly be preventative in that it will look to assist those who have age associated brain disorders as an example. In order for augmented intelligence to be feasible though, we need a read/write interface to the human brain. One company called Kernel might be looking to address this with a technology that takes a page out of science fiction.

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08:17

Brain Activity Predicts the Force of Your Actions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Summary: Researchers have discovered a link between nerve clusters in the brain and the amount of force generated by a physical action.

Source: Oxford University.

Researchers have found a link between the activity in nerve clusters in the brain and the amount of force generated in a physical action, opening the way for the development of better devices to assist paralysed patients.

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08:17

Mystery of bleary-eyed astronauts may be cleared up with spinal fluid study "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scientific Method —

Mystery of bleary-eyed astronauts may be cleared up with spinal fluid study.

Small study finds fluid that cushions the brain floods eye cavities in microgravity.

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08:15

British Government Finally Admits Marijuana Has A Medicinal Value, U.S. MSM Silent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Marijuana in Britain

This is exactly what we have been advocating for. We have said in the past, and still stand by it, that our goal is to promote medical use of marijuana. We are not just an advocate of the plant just for smoking sake. We want people to benefit the medicinal value of the plant.

But across the world, there are many negative stereotypes and false mythologies associated with marijuana. Especially in some countries in the global south; it is believed the mere smoking of marijuana, irrespective of the quantity and the strength, can cause mental illness, the worst of it being madness.

Marijuana in Britain

Even in the global north, marijuana has suffered many character assassinations. If you doubt this, you can refer to the 1972 remake of the American drama film known as Reefer Madness, in which marijuana was portrayed as nothing but an evil plant bringing destruction to society.

However, over the years, as proponents of the plant gain momentum on its medical benefits, many researchers are using their own resources to conduct studies on the plant. Although research on the plant is still low, the studies conducted are showing that most negative stereotypes against the plant aren’t true.

In the United States, for example, the federal government has refused a thorough research into the plant. But elsewhere, some governments are realizing they’ve been deliberately misled on the plant’s value, for a long time. Some of these progressive governments are now accepting a deeper investigation into the plant – to determine its medicinal value.

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08:15

Secret Trade Proposal Would Give Facebook Free Reign to Censor by Algorithm "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘Facebook has long drawn ire over its tendency to censor users’ posts based on its opaque standards. But under leaked proposals from a controversial European trade deal, the social network and other online services could be granted legal immunity when censoring any content, as long as it’s deemed “harmful or objectionable.” The measure is one of several internet-related proposals being advanced by the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), according to a leaked section of the agreement published by Greenpeace and the German digital rights blog Netzpolitik. The draft proposal, which is dated September 16, 2013, effectively guarantees online services’ ability to censor such content in Europe without needing to accept any legal liability or public accountability—whether that curation is done by a human or an algorithm.’ Read more: Secret Trade Proposal Would Give Facebook Free Reign to Censor by Algorithm

08:14

Phantom Self – David Icke’s Acclaimed New Book Available At Davidicke.com "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Phantom Self is now available for immediate shipping Worldwide! Phantom Self now shipping immediately Click here to secure a copy for immediate despatch … Includes what David calls ‘the most important chapter I have ever written’. Deeper in the rabbit hole than ever before, solution-based and right up with current events.

08:13

Standing Rock Reservation, Oceti Sakowin Camp Breaks Down History of Indian Treaties That Proves Illegal DAPL Pipeline Is Going Through STOLEN Indian Land "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Standing Rock Reservation, Oceti Sakowin Camp. North Dakota—In the past year the world has witnessed an all-out attack on oaths central to the promises made to the Indigenous People of these lands, as well as many oaths this country was founded upon. Those who have the courage to hold the vigil of consciousness momentarily found comfort when President Obama intervened in September, after the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) moved to grant permission to an oil company to continue desecrating lands that are protected by the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie. According to this document, the water itself is in the care of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota nations.

The camp directed us to some history and a map from: “History & Culture of the Mandan, Hidatsa, & Sahnish”, off of the Official Portal of The North Dakota State Government website.

Laws and Treaties

Atkinson and O’Fallon Trade and Intercourse Treaty of 1825

The first major treaties made with tribes in this region were made in 1825. A group under Indian Agent Benjamin O’Fallon and General Henry Atkinson traveled up the Missouri River to the Yellowstone with nine keelboats and a large military escort, making treaties with the Teton, Yankton, and Yanktonai Dakota; Cheyenne, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara. In the Atkinson and O’Fallon treaties, also known as the “Friendship Treaties” the Indians acknowledged the supremacy of the United States, which in turn promised them its protection. The tribes, along with the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara agreed not to trade with anyone but authorized American citizens. They also agreed to the use of United States law to handle injury of American citizens by Indians and vice versa. (Schulenberg, 1956, p. 101) On July 18, 1825 the Arikara signed, and on Jul...

08:11

After Healing His Own Cancer With Cannabis, This Self-Taught Doctor Cured Over 5000 Patients "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Rick Simpson, one of the world’s cannabis icons and activists for legalization of marijuana, has healed more than 5000 people with cannabis oil – after he was diagnosed with the most severe skin cancer in 2002 and cured the dreaded disease using hemp oil.

Rick, a self-taught doctor, otherwise a mechanical engineer from Canada, told Telegraf how he conquered the carcinoma and fought against the government and corrupt doctors, as well as shared the recipe that kills all types of tumors and a vast variety of serious health issues like diabetes, arteriosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, asthma, and psoriasis – in 90 days.

 

“I always tell people – Cannabis will cure you, and you will see that at present, it is the best cure there is in the world!”

He recalled:

“It was 2002. The doctors had given up on me because I’d had more than one unsuccessful operation on three pigmented lesions on my face’s skin. As soon as these were removed, they would reappear even more infected! Since I had been studying plants as a hobby for years, one day as I was looking at my wounds in the mirror, I remembered a study from the University of Virginia that said that THC, an active component of cannabis could cure cancer. I took some cannabis oil I had prepared beforehand from the cabinet and dripped a few drops directly on the wound.

After four days...

08:09

Juncker’s desperate plea: Don’t hold any more referendums as voters will choose to leave "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The beleaguered European Commission president gave the desperate cry to members as the EU superstate dream slips from Brussels’ grasp following Britain’s momentous Brexit vote. Terrified Mr Juncker admitted he knows European’s have a “lack of love” for the Brussels club. His desperate plea come as Austria’s presidential favourite, Norbert Hofer, threatened to hold a referendum to cut ties with the crumbling bloc if he takes power this weekend. Read more: Juncker’s desperate plea: Don’t hold any more referendums as voters will choose to leave

08:08

Ten Years On, Film Bazaar Continues Making Cinematic Waves "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The film market serves as a platform to help young directors’ indie films get their due in the domestic and international film industry.

A still from 'Titli'. Credit: Youtube screenshot

A still from ‘Titli’. Credit: Youtube screenshot

Being an outsider in the film industry is no fun. You go knocking on doors and wait for replies. But they are slow to arrive – especially for someone who wants to write and direct a film that doesn’t fit the industry’s definition of mainstream. If you don’t have a star attached to your project, they’re not going to make your film. If your script can’t accommodate a certain number of songs, they’re not going to make your film. If your story isn’t escapist enough, they’re not going to make your film. The mindset of Indian producers may have started to change in the last few years, but a decade ago, it was fairly inflexible, and so was the state of cinema in the country. On top of that, our films weren’t regulars at the international film festivals. Anurag Kashyap, who would later start his own production house, championing new filmmakers, struggled to find financiers for his own films back then. Path breaking indies were conspicuously absent. It was in this climate of ignorance and despair that Film Bazaar, a film market created and organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), first came into being, hoping to create waves in the placid waters of Indian cinema.

Ten years later, it’s achieved much more than that. From 2007, Film Bazaar’s first year, which saw around 350 delegates and 22 projects,  to 2016 –  which featured 1,100 delegates and 200 projects – South Asia’s biggest film market has had a long and successful journey. But numbers often show only one part of the picture; individual stories help complete it. For instance, in 2012, Chaitanya Tamhane went to Film Bazaar with his debut feature, the trilingual drama Court. Although Tamhane didn’t find buyers for Court at Film Bazaar’s Co-Production Market, he found someone else: Paolo Bertolin, a programmer at the Venice International Film Festival. Tamhane and Bertolin had a small informal conversation and decided to keep in touch. Around 18 months later, Tamhane showed Bertolin the first cut of his film, who...

08:08

Bullhorns: ‘Fake News’ (CrossTalk) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Washington Post comes out swinging – are you a useful idiot of Russia’s alleged media conspiracy against the West? Remembering Fidel Castro and how he changed the world. And now it’s the French who go to vote. CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Xavier Moreau, and Alex Christoforou  

08:06

EU votes for citizens to fund their own brainwashing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘A fledgling group set up by the European Commission to allegedly counteract “Russian propaganda” is to be expanded with more public cash and resources. European citizens will be funding mechanisms inducing their own ignorance and misinformation. This week, the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted by a dubious majority for a cash injection to expand the work of a media watchdog aimed at “debunking Russian propaganda.” The little-known media group, reportedly comprising 11 “diplomats,” was established a year ago by the all-powerful, but unelected European Commission. The media unit has, therefore, no electoral mandate. It is potentially holding sway over how 500 million EU citizens will be able in the future to access news and public information.’ Read more: EU votes for citizens to fund their own brainwashing

08:05

The New Cannabis Capsule Is So Powerful It Can Replace Any Pain Killer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

People around the world are becoming increasingly aware of natural remedies and alternative medicine.

 

However, this does not change the attitude of Big Pharma to enforce their drugs on a open-mouthed public despite their numerous and well documented, harsh side-effects.

The almighty health benefits of cannabis are becoming increasingly accepted in mainstream society and are being bolstered by numerous recent studies.

The Foria Relief Company has even invented a vaginal suppository, based on aromatic cocoa butter, which is a perfect substitution for Vicodin, Midol, and Ibuprofen. It effectively treats menstrual cramps by relaxing the muscles. Additionally, it does not lead to psychotropic property.

It is produced from pesticide and additive-free cannabis. Therefore, their active ingredients are used in a process without microbials and are combined with exact doses; 60 mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and 10 mg of cannabidiol (CBD).

The pain is blocked by the THC, which inhabits the pleasure areas to the brains cannabinoid system. CBD relaxes the muscles, treats the spasms, and has a favorable effect on inflammatory mechanisms within the body.

According to a woman who tried the vaginal suppository, it relaxed her clenched and cramped muscles and soothed the pain in her midriff. She explained that she felt the area below the waist to the thighs “as if floating in some other galaxy”.

Yet, this amazing remedy is only sold in California and is still not approved by the FDA. However, if you decide to use it, make sure you consult your doctor beforehand, even though there have been no complaints from people who have tried it.

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08:04

4 no-bull takeaways from Microsoft quantum computing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Microsoft plans to create its own quantum computing systems; here’s how the company is doing so differently and how it can do it better.

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08:03

Material Measures the ‘Mood’ of Structures "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fun stuff

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Mood rings may have been a fleeting fad of the 1970s, but researchers at Vanderbilt University are using the basic concept as a means of detecting damage in failing infrastructure before it becomes critical.

An interdisciplinary research team at Vanderbilt’s Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability (LASIR) is credited with developing the new sensing system, which incorporates nanoparticles in a clear polymer resin, the school announced Nov. 21.

The end result is “a smart material that changes color when it is damaged or about to fail, what I call a ‘mood ring material,’” explains civil engineering doctoral student Cole Brubaker.

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08:03

UK government hit with new Brexit lawsuit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘The British government is facing a new legal action over whether it has the right to take the UK out of the single market as part of its withdrawal from the European Union (EU), according to a report. A think tank named British Influence has filed the lawsuit, arguing that the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s membership in the European Economic Area (EEA) means that there is a chance to stop the government from leaving the single market, BBC reported on Monday. The group’s lawyers said that leaving the EU does not automatically end Britain’s membership in the EEA and it would be up to the UK Parliament to decide.’ Read more: UK government hit with new Brexit lawsuit

08:02

NASA’s EMDrive And The Quantum Theory Of Pilot Waves "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There has been a lot of digital ink spilled over the recent paper on the reactionless thrust device known as the EMDrive. While it’s clear that a working EM Drive would violate well established scientific theories, what isn’t clear is how such a violation might be resolved. Some have argued that the thrust could be an effect of Unruh radiation, but the authors of the new paper argue instead for a variation on quantum theory known as the pilot wave model.

One of the central features of quantum theory is its counter-intuitive behavior often called particle-wave duality. Depending on the situation, quantum objects can have characteristics of a wave or characteristics of a particle. This is due to the inherent limitations on what we can know about quanta. In the usual Copenhagen interpretation of quantum theory, an object is defined by its wavefunction. The wavefunction describes the probability of finding a particle in a particular location. The object is in an indefinite, probabilistic state described by the wavefunction until it is observed. When it is observed, the wavefunction collapses, and the object becomes a definite particle with a definite location.

While the Copenhagen interpretation is not the best way to visualize quantum objects it captures the basic idea that quanta are local, but can be in an indefinite state. This differs from the classical objects (such as Newtonian theory) where things are both local and definite. We can know, for example, where a baseball is and what it is doing at any given time.

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08:02

Is the universe really a HOLOGRAM? Shock theory hailed as ‘clear evidence’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

THE universe that we see and know is simply a holographic illusion like a symbol on a credit card, an astonishing theory suggests.

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08:02

Army Veteran Beaten, Bloodied And Bagged For Picking A Flower During A DAPL Protest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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As many of you already know (no thanks to the mainstream media who is still ignoring this story because they are sponsored by banks and oil companies) there are thousands of people who have been protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Most of them are in Standing Rock North Dakota, but not all.

According to eyewitness, on Nov 17th US Army veteran Charles Jordan was protesting DAPL outside a Wells Fargo (one of the largest sponsors of DAPL) in Bismarck ND when the police were called to the scene. The police told the protesters to immediately vacate the premises, even though they were standing on a public sidewalk.

Instead of leaving, Charles Jordan picks a flower growing in a pot nearby and tosses it at the police. The next thing he knows, 6 cops are jumping on him, beating him with their fists.

Charles sustained a heavy beating before they managed to tie his hands with zip ties and started to carry him off.. But then it gets even worse. Charles sustains a dislocated shoulder and even has a BAG PUT OVER HIS HEAD.

A large percentage of police are veterans. HOW could they do this to one of their own? Oh, right.. It was because of SUBSTANTIAL donations that were recently given to the local ND police department upon the agreement that they quell all DAPL protests, especially in the surrounding area where they want to lay the pipeline.

Bank protests have been common since the economic crash and the bank bailouts. Why all the violence now? Why such a huge police response? Seems like they really don’t want people knowing who is funding this pipeline.

By: Lara Star  From: The Earth Child

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08:01

Major New Discovery that Rewrites History of Stonehenge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Archaeologists working near the Stonehenge World Heritage Site have discovered important new sites that rewrite the Stonehenge landscape. Some sites predate the construction of Stonehenge itself. The remains, found at Larkhill and Bulford, were unearthed during excavations ahead of the construction of new Army Service Family Accommodation. The dig at Larkhill has found remains of […]

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08:01

Major New Discovery that Rewrites History of Stonehenge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Archaeologists working near the Stonehenge World Heritage Site have discovered important new sites that rewrite the Stonehenge landscape. Some sites predate the construction of Stonehenge itself. The remains, found at Larkhill and Bulford, were unearthed during excavations ahead of the construction of new Army Service Family Accommodation. The dig at Larkhill has found remains of […]

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To Really Make America Great Again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently gave a speech identifying the Federal Reserve’s easy money/low interest rate policies as a source of the public anger that propelled Donald Trump into the White House. Mr. Fisher is certainly correct that the Fed’s policies have “skewered” the middle class. However, the problem is not […]

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08:01

Time travel may be possible, say scientists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Time travel could be possible, says a group of physicists who’ve come up with a new interpretation of our universe, says the Sun U.K.

Professor Howard Wiseman and Dr. Michael Hall from Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics, and Dr. Dirk-Andre Deckert from the University of California, say there are many universes, including identical ones to ours, that “influence one another through quantum mechanics.” The theory is called the “Many-Worlds Interpretation.”

What this means is that travelling through time within our universe is conceivable, says the Sun.

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08:00

Trump Demands ‘Better Deal’ From Cuba, Threatens Obama’s Thaw "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘US President-elect Donald Trump is demanding a “better deal” from Cuba and threatening to scrap the thaw in US-Cuban relations. Some Republicans are urging him to reconsider, while US airlines prepare to resume commercial flights to Cuba after 54 years. Trump’s comments came as Cuba mourned the death of its former longtime president, Fidel Castro, leader of the 1958 revolution that deposed the US-backed regime of Fulgencio Batista. Washington’s attempts to overthrow Castro led to the imposition of a total embargo on Cuba and a tense confrontation with the Soviet Union in 1962 that almost went nuclear. Castro died on Friday at the age of 90.’ Read more: Trump Demands ‘Better Deal’ From Cuba, Threatens Obama’s Thaw

08:00

Who am I? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guess who the mystery person using the 3 clues. Include in your comments how the clues relate to the mystery person

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08:00

Sixteen European States Led By Germany Want Arms Control Agreement With Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

Submitted by Peter Korzun via Strategic-Culture.org,

Fifteen European states have supported Germany’s initiative to launch discussions with Russia on a new arms control agreement.

“Europe’s security is in danger», German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Die Welt newspaper in an interview published on November 25. “As difficult as ties to Russia may currently be, we need more dialogue, not less».

Steinmeier, a Social Democrat nominated to become German president next year, first called for a new arms control deal with Russia in August to avoid an escalation of tensions in Europe.

Fifteen other members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) – have since joined Steinmeier’s initiative: France, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Spain, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Portugal.

The group plans to discuss the issue on the sidelines of a December 8-9 ministerial level OSCE meeting in Hamburg. Germany is holding the rotating presidency of the organization.

Mr. Steinmeier first floated the idea of an arms control agreement with Moscow in August amid rising tensions between Russia and NATO. He has also...

07:59

An introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Gary Pretty, Technical Strategist, Mando Group

An Introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework

It seems like bots are everywhere these days, with more and more popping up every day. From bots that help us tag people on Facebook to simple Twitter bots that respond to our tweets.

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07:59

This Device From DARPA Makes Water-Cleaning Chlorine From Salt And A Car Battery "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Now retrofitted for civilian use, the Community Chlorine Maker makes enough chlorine to treat water for a whole village. We just need to get it to them.

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07:57

GOOGLE, SARIN GAS, TRUMP, VALLELY, AQUINO, PENCE, ASSAD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Anon

We do not always agree with Veterans Today.

They got it wrong on the Arab Spring, but they are correct about Trump.
Here is their story on Trump and Syria, and you can make of it what you like:
According to Veterans Today:
“Trump offered the Vice-Presidency to Major General Paul Vallely.”

Vallely has been linked to the Sarin gas attack in Syria.

“The Sarin gas was transited into Syria at the Kilas checkpoint, and it was Press TV’s Serena Shimm, later murdered in Turkey, that found the American safe house run by Google Idea Groups, whose staff brought in the gas shells.

“Was Vallely at the safe house when the gas arrived from Georgia, transited by Ukrainian security personnel?”

Vallely.
According to Veterans Today:
“During 2012 and 2013, Turkish and Israeli groups, aided by rogue CIA and State Department contractors, backed by Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (ICITE), a group totally penetrated and operated by Israeli intelligence, staged gas attacks in Syria killing thousands.
“Their purpose was to force President Obama to bomb Syria, opening the door for an ISIS drive on Damascus.
Treason – How Israel Nearly Burned Down the World.
“ISIS is and always has been run by...

07:55

An audit revealed dozen vulnerabilities in the cURL "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Security experts who conducted an audit on cURL discovered nearly a dozen vulnerabilities that were patched in the last release.

The cURL (read “see URL”) is an open source command line tool and library designed for transferring data through various protocols.

The cURL is included in a wide range of applications, including networking devices, printers, smartphones, IoT devices and even cars.

Recently Daniel Stenberg, lead developer of cURL and Mozilla employee, requested a security audit of cURL from the Mozilla Secure Open Source (SOS) program.

“I asked for, and we were granted a security audit of curl from the Mozilla Secure Open Source program a while ago. This was done by Mozilla getting a 3rd party company involved to do the job and footing the bill for it. The auditing company is called Cure53.” wrote Stenberg in a blog post. “I applied for the security audit because I feel that we’ve had some security related issues lately and I’ve had the feeling that we might be missing something so it would be really good to get some experts’ eyes on the code,”

Five experts at the security services provider Cure53 conducted an audit that lasted 20 days and revealed a total of 23 issues.

The issued discovered by the experts include nine security flaws. Two security vulnerabilities were merged by the experts and one of them was classified as a “plain bug” because its exploitation is very hard in a real attack scenario.

Four vulnerabilities have been rated “high severity” and four are considered “medium severity.”

“The assessment of the tool was performed by Cure53 as part of the Mozilla’s Secure Open Source track program. The results of the project encompass twenty-three security-relevant discoveries.” reads the Pentest-Report cURL 08.2016 published by Cure53.”As for the approach, the test was rooted in the public availability of the source code belonging to the cURL software and the investigation involved five testers of the Cure53 team. “

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The high severity flaws tracked as CVE-2016-8617, CVE-2016-8619, CVE-2016-8622, and CVE-2016-8623, are remote code execution vulnerabilities.

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07:55

Man Finds An iPhone Dropped Into Frozen Lake, Still Working A Year Later "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Man finds iPhone 4 in frozen lake more than a year after it was dropped, and it’s working

In an incredible iPhone survival story, a man who dropped his iPhone 4 into a frozen lake during a fishing trip was reunited with his device 18 months later. The most amazing part of the story is that the iPhone is still workin...

07:54

High School Student Suspended For Hugging Teacher, Loses Scholarship, Won’t Graduate On Time "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A high school student in Georgia was going to receive a full athletic scholarship for college. But now he will not even graduate on time since he was suspended last week. What did he do? Last month, 17-year-old Sam McNair of Duluth High School hugged his teacher.

McNair was found guilty of violating the school’s sexual harassment rules. The hug was captured on video by a surveillance camera. The teacher reported him, claiming that his lips and cheek “touched” the back of her neck. McNair, however, flatly denies that anything other than a normal hug was given, saying that “Something so innocent can be perceived as something totally opposite.”

The video makes it clear that the teacher did not appreciate the hug, as she appears to push the student away.

Local KCTV reported, that the teacher claims she warned him that hugs were inappropriate but McNail says that was not true, and he had never hugged her before. If he had a problem with hugging people against their will, his mother says, why wasn’t she notified?

“He’s a senior. He plays football and was getting ready for lacrosse and you’re stripping him of even getting a full scholarship for athletics for college,” April McNair explained.

“I have five months left in my senior year. I don’t see why they would take that away from me,” the 17-year-old McNair added.

A spokesperson for Gwinnett County Public Schools, Sloan Roach, declined comment.

Do you think this was a fair decision or not?

 

(Article by M. David; image via KCTV)

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07:52

Family of Unarmed University Honor Student Shot 5 Times Challenges Police Story "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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When I read the Political Blind Spot article on Texas university honor student, Robert Cameron Redus, shot by a campus cop at a traffic stop, I decided to not only contact the campus police department, but to dig in as deep as I could get into the story. It was during the course of this digging that I grew nauseated by the likes of CNN blaming the victim and accepting the officer’s claims after the fact without the slightest degree of critical thinking or deeper inquiry.

Originally, Redus’ family seemed to be urging calm, and said that no one should rush to judgment. But as more details unfolded, they came out against officer Carter, openly questioning his story. We’ll get to what they had to say. First let’s recap what we know thus far about the shooting of unarmed university honor student Robert Cameron Redus, by officer Christopher Carter:

1. The officer was supposed to have a camera mounted on his dashboard, but he claims that the glue didn’t hold because of the cold weather. That’s potentially true, but the camera could have been mounted in a more temporary manner until it could be reglued. The dashboard camera was not optional for the officer, but he seemed to have believed that it was.

2. The officer fired on an unarmed student. He fired six times on that unarmed student. By any standards, this is bizarre.

3. The officer claimed later that the student stole his collapsible baton and attacked him with it. No explanation is given for how the student could have reasonably obtained this without the officer being able to prevent him. The audio of the incident does not state at any time that the baton was stolen, making this merely the unverified claim of the officer.

4. The student had no apparent training with a collapsible baton and would almost certainly not even known how to extend and lock it into extended position.

5. The police officer’s injuries required no medical treatment whatsoever, inconsistent with being attacked by someone wielding a baton....

07:51

The EU's Secret plan to Wall Off Europe if Turkey unleashes 'three million migrant tsunami' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘States in central Europe and the Balkans have been put on red alert for another massive wave of asylum seekers after Recep Tayyip Erdogan handed the extraordinary blackmail note to EU leaders. And now Serbia has revealed it has drawn up emergency plans to follow in the footsteps of neighbours Bulgaria, Macedonia and Croatia in constructing a huge barrier which would seal off most of the continent.’ Read more: The EU’s Secret plan to Wall Off Europe if Turkey unleashes ‘three million migrant tsunami’

07:51

Bolivia’s Water Crisis Leaves 70% Of Residents Without Sufficient Drinking Water "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bolivia’s worst drought in 25 years is having a devastating impact on families and agriculture in one of Latin America’s most independent nations.

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Bolivia has undergone a major transformation in recent years, turning around its once failing economy into one of the fastest growing in the region. In the past few months alone, it also massively increased education spending and stood up to the Rothschild-owned banking institutions. However, all that success has come amid a major water crisis, fueled by both climactic changes and decades of mismanagement. Now, the crisis has become so severe that the Bolivian government was forced to declare a state of emergency as nearly 70% of Bolivians now lack access to sufficient drinking water.

Even in Bolivia’s capital La Paz, the situation is no better as the city’s 800,000 residents only have access to water once every three days for just 3 hours. This extreme water rationing was recently declared to be permanent. The three dams that have supplied La Paz with water for decades are now running dry, with one operating at just 1% capacity while the other two hover around 8%. Over half of all other Bolivian cities have declared their own state of emergency due to the drought. Scientists have said that the main cause of the crisis has been the melting of Bolivia’s glaciers, which provide water for more than 2 million Bolivians. Over the last thirty years, Bolivian glaciers have shrunk by over 40 percent and the problem is expected to worsen. Bolivia’s Minister of Rural Development, Cesar Cocarico, echoed this sentiment when he...

07:50

Huge waterspout appears in sea off Spanish city of Valencia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Locals and tourists waited with bated breath after a huge waterspout patrolled the southern coast of Spain - dangerously close to the shore. The waterspout, which was thought to have had a wind speed of around 50 miles per hour, veered off further into the sea instead of reaching land and becoming a devastating tornado on Sunday. The massive column of water was spotted off coastal towns just north of Valencia including Sueca and El Perello shortly after 10am yesterday and preceded flash floods in the area. Spain's State Meteorological Agency described it as one of the 'clearest and biggest' in the last decade in the area. It preceded Valencia's worst storm since 2009 on Sunday afternoon, which meant several flights into and out of the city which were delayed or diverted elsewhere and led to the cancellation of the match between top-flight football sides Levante and Rayo Vallecano.

07:49

Hawaii Island GMO Ban Finalized "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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We learned early on, from sources closely working to rid the Big Island of GMOs, that that a ban for all but the existing papaya crops was a go. Early articles tracked it’s passage from Hawaii’s first move to ban GMOs on the island, when we indicated the bill would go through, to the finalization of the ban’s passage.

Now, Mayor Billy Kenoi has signed Bill 113, last Thursday (December 5th, 2013), and the ban is official. The following is the message he delivered to the Hawai’i County Council:

Aloha, Chair Yoshimoto and Members:

On Nov. 19, 2013 the Hawai‘i County Council adopted Bill 113 Draft 3 adding a new article relating to Genetically Engineered Crops and Plants, and on Nov. 21, 2013 delivered the bill to me for my consideration. After careful deliberation and discussions with members of my administration and the public, I am signing Bill 113.

Our community has a deep connection and respect for our land, and we all understand we must protect our island and preserve our precious natural resources. We are determined to do what is right for the land because this place is unlike any other in the world. With this new ordinance we are conveying that instead of global agribusiness corporations, we want to encourage and support community-based farming and ranching.

The debate over this bill has at times been divisive and hurtful, and some of our hard-working farmers who produce food for our community have been treated disrespectfully. We are determined to protect every farmer and rancher. Agriculture on Hawai‘i Island will continue to grow with county assistance, investment and support. That commitment includes initiatives such as the public-private partnership to improve and expand the Pa‘auilo Slaughterhouse to support our grass-fed beef industry, and the launch of the Kapulena Agricultural Park, the largest agricultural park in the state on 1,739 acres of county-owned land. It also includes support for innovative training programs to grow...

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Russia and Armenia inch closer in collective defense with upgraded joint task force "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘Armenia and Russia are set to sign a treaty on a joint task force, which would give legal grounds for Russia to use its military to protect Armenia from foreign aggression. Armenia is among the few nations hosting Russian troops on its territory. The new Joint Task Force (JTF) agreement set to be signed this later week between Moscow and Yerevan upgrades an existing military cooperation mechanism, going into far greater detail about how troops would be used in case of a hypothetical attack.’ Read more: Russia and Armenia inch closer in collective defense with upgraded joint task force

07:47

The bright side, from the options market, Trump and trade "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Market prices do convey important information about changing risks. For example, option prices suggest that Mexican assets are expected to deliver larger gains than losses, implying Trump won’t seek to impose headline-grabbing sanctions on the country. Although less pronounced, options market indicators are similar for China, Japan and emerging markets.

In short, the options market does not appear to view Trump as a protectionist but rather as someone who understands the value and importance of global trade.

That is from Myron Scholes in the FT.  Here is my earlier dialogue with Bob Zoellick on trade and Trump.

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Stockman: Careful, Donald. They Rigged A Debt Bomb for March 15th. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stockman: Careful, Donald. They Rigged A Debt Bomb for March 15th by Craig Wilson ollowing the surprising shock of a Trump election victory, economist and best selling author David Stockman joined Fox Business to discuss what is to come in the first 100 days of the Trump administration.  He expanded his analysis on the Federal Reserve policy, the…

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07:45

First Texas Zika case from local mosquito "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  Health officials in the US state of Texas say they have recorded the first case of the Zika virus transmitted by a local mosquito. Up until now, all Zika cases in Texas have been contracted while travelling. The virus, which started spreading rapidly through the Americas last year, has been linked to microcephaly, a […]

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07:44

What I’m reading #140 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


The complete short stories of CK Stead in book form, as pictured above. One of these contains some of the others, mysteriously altered: temperatures have changed, as has a character’s wife’s name. What is the author playing at? Some of this will be revealed soon in the Listener.  

Bereavement bling is a thing, reportsAnne Jolis in the Spectator. Also, how to preserve your loved one’s tattoos when they die. Go on, you know you want to.

In the same issue Matthew Parris, on tour touting his new book Scorn about abuse and invective, makes a case for Twitter being the new Shakespeare and that we live in a golden age of swearing. He persuasively sets Shakespeare’s “whey-faced loon”, “obscene, greasy tallow-catch”, “You mad mustachio purple-hued maltworns!”, “you whoreson upright rabbit!” and more alongside responses to this tweet by Michael Gove, “We need to renegotiate a new relationship with Europe, based on free trade and friendly cooperation.”  A twitterstorm ensued:
you are one confused bag of mince.
you boil-in-the-bag rent-a-clown.
you reprehensible spam-faced tool bag!
you back-stabbing cockwomble.
you haunted pork mannequin.
Parris reports that when he read from the book on tour, “cockwomble” did not go down well in the rural Midlands, whereas the other c word was fine in Chester. 

Mick Hartley has three great photos of the airship Hindenburg: one shows its constructi...

07:43

BNTV: Can Social Media Actually Harm Relationships? Find Out on ‘How Two Love’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dating and marriage in the digital age faces a new unprecedented challenge, social media in relationships. How does it affect relationships on the day-to-day and can it have long lasting damaging effects? Find out on How Two Love by Refinery29. In this videoVarious couples (young & old) answer the question of social media and relationships, can […]

07:42

David Icke YouTube Channel and Facebook Meme Library "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The David Icke YouTube Channel … The Facebook meme library …

07:42

UK Government Uses Aid Money to Back Oil Drilling in UNESCO World Heritage Site "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘British officials are using aid money to support oil drilling in a World Heritage Site in Africa, according to an Energydesk investigation. Government documents, obtained through freedom of information (FOI), reveal that the Foreign Office pledged thousands of pounds in aid to support drilling in Lake Malawi, where the UN warns that a spill could wreck the fragile ecosystem. UK oil company Surestream has a stake in two oil blocks overlapping the lake, while United Arab Emirates firm RAK Gas holds the rights to explore in the UN protected zone itself.’ Read more: UK Government Uses Aid Money to Back Oil Drilling in UNESCO World Heritage Site

07:42

Researchers Find Biggest Exposed Fault On Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Geologists have for the first time seen and documented the Banda Detachment fault in eastern Indonesia and worked out how it formed.

Lead researcher Dr Jonathan Pownall from The Australian National University (ANU) said the find will help researchers assess dangers of future tsunamis in the area, which is part of the Ring of Fire - an area around the Pacific Ocean basin known for earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

"The abyss has been known for 90 years but until now no one has been able to explain how it got so deep," Dr Pownall said.

"Our research found that a 7 km-deep abyss beneath the Banda Sea off eastern Indonesia was formed by extension along what might be Earth's largest-identified exposed fault plane."

By analysing high-resolution maps of the Banda Sea floor, geologists from ANU and Royal Holloway University of London found the rocks flooring the seas are cut by hundreds of straight parallel scars.

These wounds show that a piece of crust bigger than Belgium or Tasmania must have been ripped apart by 120 km of extension along a low-angle crack, or detachment fault, to form the present-day ocean-floor depression.


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07:41

The Most Life-Changing Books You'll Ever Read "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You want to know what is really going on, what has gone on and what is planned to happen in the world ‘past, present and future’? You’ll find the answers here like nowhere else. Unique information and unique insight on a crazy world and how we transform crazy into sanity and peace. All books and DVDs ready to ship immediately. Click here for all David’s books and DVDs … CLICK BELOW FOR AN IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD OF THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE PERCEPTION DECEPTION AND PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS E-BOOK IS IN TWO PARTS BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE FILES To download Part One Click Here … To Download Part Two Click here …

07:38

Senior Journalist Gouri Lankesh Found Guilty in Two Defamation Cases "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Senior journalist Gouri Lankesh was sentenced to six months in prison and ordered to pay a penalty of Rs 10,000 on November 28 when a judicial magistrate first class court convicted her in two defamation cases, the Hindu reported.

The cases against her were filed by Prallhad Joshi, an MP from Dharwad and Umesh Dushi of the BJP. Their objection was against an article criticising BJP leaders, from January 23, 2008. According to the New Indian ExpressLankesh was the second person to be accused in the case filed by Dushi, who named Devanand Jagapur as accused number one. She was, however, the only accused named in Joshi’s complaint. The same court had incidentally acquitted Jagapur, according to the report. Lankesh though was found guilty because the court said she could not provide substantial evidence, but she managed to avoid arrest by getting anticipatory bail.

Lankesh told the New Indian Express, “The court’s verdict is a temporary setback to me, but I will challenge it in a higher court. Many people thought that I will go to jail, but I have disappointed them as I managed to get bail.”

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07:37

Fiji mine villagers to invest $1m "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The horizon on the mountain top seen behind Inosi Masivava the head of yavusa maururu of Nadua Village will be the third bauxite mining site in Bua. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

The horizon on the mountain top seen behind Inosi Masivava the head of yavusa maururu of Nadua Village will be the third bauxite mining site in Bua. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

Serafina Silaitoga | The Fiji Times | November 23, 2016

A LARGE sum of the premium payment of $1.8 million for the third bauxite mine in Bua will be invested.

Members of the yavusa Maururu of Nadua Village and landowning unit of the new bauxite mine at Wainunu have agreed to invest most of the funds for their future generations.

Yavusa head Inosi Masivava said they were working with the iTaukei Land Trust Board about these issues.

“We will invest $1m and we have discussed options for investment, but it has to happen because our decisions today will have an impact on our future generations,” he said.

“All 22 members of our yavusa have agreed to this because we know that investing money increases our savings.”

Apart from the investment fund, the yavusa has also set aside $600,000 for improved housing project.

Mr Masivava said a few members had already built, extended and refurbished their houses in the village.

“We could not do this in the past because our income was limited and we could only pay the bills, buy food and take care of other expenses,” he said.

“But now we are seeing a big difference and fast change to our daily living with parents being able to build new toilets and bathrooms.

“It’s encouraging and great to see the positive changes happening within our yavusa, especially with our members.”

Mr Masivava said bauxite mining woul...

07:35

Miles de civiles logran escapar de los barrios ocupados por los terroristas en Alepo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Un nuevo grupo de civiles, en su mayoría mujeres y niños, lograron la noche del domingo, salir de los barrios

07:31

Capitalist Hospitals in the Empire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nurse Ratched Revisited I awoke in the dark, alone, in pain and frightened. I pushed the call button for the nurse and waited for him to come. Ten minutes seemed like an hour. The pain from my incisions after lung cancer surgery was taking my breath away. When the nurse didn’t come right away I […]

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07:30

60% Of New Yorkers Are One Paycheck Away From Homelessness "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘More than half of all New Yorkers don’t have enough money saved to cover them in the event of a lost job, medical emergency, or other disaster, according to a new report by the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development. As The Gothamist reports, nearly 60 percent of New Yorkers lack the emergency savings necessary to cover at least three months’ worth of household expenses including food, housing, and rent, but that statistic isn’t spread evenly across the five boroughs.’ Read more: 60% Of New Yorkers Are One Paycheck Away From Homelessness

07:30

Samsung considers splitting into two "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  Samsung Electronics has confirmed it is considering dividing the company into two separate firms. The company has been under pressure from some investors to break itself into a holding unit and an operating company to boost shareholder value. The South Korean technology giant also announced plans to increase dividends and said it would continue […]

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07:27

South Korea's President Park will not participate in questioning by prosecutors: Lawyer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘A lawyer representing South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the embattled president will not subject herself to questioning by prosecutors over an influence-peddling scandal. Park is under intense pressure to step down over the scandal, which involves one of her close associates. A parliamentary vote to impeach her over the case could take place as early as this week. Her lawyer, Yoo Yeong-ha, said in a statement on Monday that Park had to deal with the “fast-moving situation” and there was little time for her to cooperate with prosecutors, who had asked to question the president by Tuesday. “It is regrettable that the president cannot cooperate with the face-to-face questioning the prosecutors have asked for by November 29,” Yoo said.’ Read more: South Korea’s President Park will not participate in questioning by prosecutors: Lawyer

07:24

Brasileños desafían a Temer en las calles "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Los movimientos sociales brasileños protestaron en Sao Paulo contra el Gobierno de Michel Temer. Los manifestantes rechazaron algunas de las

07:18

This Cop Has a Solution To Police Brutality "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This Cop Has a Solution To Police Brutality

07:18

The Kolbrin Bible – 3,600 Year-Old Manuscript To Rewrite Humanity’s History "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Have you ever heard about the Kolbrin Bible? Surpassing the test of time, this 3,600 year-old Bible speaks of long-forgotten or unknown events from the past, some of them even predating  Full Article »

07:16

Ohio campus attacker was ‘Somali refugee’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  A man who injured 11 people, one critically, in a rampage on Monday morning at Ohio State University was of Somali descent, say US officials. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, rammed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus then got out and began stabbing people before police shot him dead. Police Chief […]

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07:15

India's Modi Admits Plan Shifting Nation To 'Cashless Society' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Well who could have seen this coming? Just as we noted, the slippery slope towards full government control in a cash-less society is where Indian PM Modi is heading following his chaos-creating demonetization efforts of the last two weeks. While massive opposition protests are planned tomorrow, Modi remains indignant, as Reuters reports, “we can gradually move from a less-cash society to a cashless society…this is the chance for you to enter the digital world.” Read more: India’s Modi Admits Plan Shifting Nation To ‘Cashless Society’

07:13

Aleppo defeat ‘not the end for rebels’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  The fall of rebel-held eastern Aleppo would not mean the end of the fight against President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian opposition’s senior negotiator has told the BBC. George Sabra added, however, that it would make any hope of a peace deal more difficult. Syrian forces backed by heavy air strikes have seized more than […]

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07:12

World Leaders Aggressively Call to Legalize All Drugs and End the Failed Drug War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a strange turn of events, various world leaders are now coming out to speak about the legalization of all drugs. In their annual report, the Global Commission on Drug Policy stated that they wanted to put a stop to civil and criminal penalties for drug possession and use.

According to them, the war on drugs has been a failure which has caused more harm than good. Rather than drug users decreasing with the way, they have actually increased by around 20% between the years of 2006-2013. On top of that, the report indicates that the war on drugs has also resulted in mass incarceration as well as executions which are in a direct violation of international laws.

“After years of denouncing the dramatic effects of prohibition and the criminalization of people that do no harm but use drugs on the society as a whole, it is time to highlight the benefits of well-designed and well-implemented people-centered drug polices,” Former Swiss president Ruth Dreifuss, who is now a chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, said in a statement.

Included in the panel are a variety of well-known world leaders, such as former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, British Businessman Richard Branson and the former presidents of Switzerland, Columbia, Mexico, and Brazil.

Continuing, Dreifuss said, “These innovative policies cannot exist as long as we do not discuss, honestly, the major policy error made in the past, which is the criminalization of personal consumption or possession of illicit psychoactive substances in national laws.”

The report was made in reference to several countries executing severe punishments for the possession of drugs, in every amount. One example of this, is Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines who has even called on the public to execute those involved in the drug trade. Over 3,600 people were executed during his first 100 days in office. If this type of drug policy continues throughout the world, there is no telling how many people could be slaughtered.

07:12

Greece Is Not India? Hellenic Banks Plan 'Tax On Cash Withdrawals' To Combat Black Economy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘Greek banks have proposed a series of measures to combat tax evasion, strengthen the electronic transactions and limit the use of cash in the economy, and as KeepTalkingGreece.com reports, one of the measures proposed is a special tax on cash withdrawals. Bankers reportedly stress that cash money can easily and largely be channeled in the black economy. Therefore, a tax on cash withdrawals will drastically reduce cash transactions and by extension the black economy. The bankers suggest that also credit and debit cards as wells as new technologies enabling cash-less transactions even for small amounts and mobile phones can be used for the purchase of a transport ticket or a newspaper at the kiosk.’ Read more: Greece Is Not India? Hellenic Banks Plan ‘Tax On Cash Withdrawals’ To Combat Black Economy

07:10

White House rebuts Trump vote fraud claim "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  The White House says there is no evidence to support Donald Trump’s claim of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 US presidential election. Press Secretary Josh Earnest dismissed the president-elect’s unsubstantiated allegations that millions of people had cast illegal votes. Trump also alleged voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California, states which Hillary […]

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07:09

The US government is already quietly backing out of its promise to phase out private prisons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘Critics have long denounced private prisons in the US as unsafe, inefficient and at times, inhumane. Those critics, who include inmates and activists, seemed to find a powerful ally earlier this year when the Department of Justice announced it would phase out its use of private prisons for federal prisoners. This wouldn’t mean the end of privately-run incarceration facilities (they’re also used by immigration authorities and states), but it was seen as a step forward. Except, that when the first contracts came up for re-negotiation this fall, the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) quietly decided to renew them anyway. That decision, along with the election of Donald Trump, mean that the US is unlikely to see the use of private prison operators diminish any time soon.’ Read more: The US government is already quietly backing out of its promise to phase out private prisons

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Putin Winning TIME Person Of The Year In A Landslide "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to the latest poll data for the 2016 Time Magazine person of the year, Vladimir Putin is winning by a landslide. Apparently, his efforts to thwart the New World Order is now being recognized by the majority of the American population.

As of November 27th, Putin was sitting at 38%, while Donald Trump held second place with 13%, coming in at third place, Julian Assange held 3% of the vote. Where do Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama stand? Well, currently, they are at less than 1%.

If you take these numbers into consideration, you can see that the Russian president has a lead of over 25% of the vote. Could it be possible for Time magazine to actually grant Putin his crown of victory for person of the year?personoftheyear

Putin, currently has the New World Order terrified, and in turn, they have been pushing propaganda out against the Russian president in order to attempt to steer the public blindly against his endeavors to expose them.

Thankfully, the polls are telling us that despite their attempts to accomplish this, American’s are not buying in.

Due to this, we could be seeing an event in the near future, where the mainstream sources of media will try to smear Putin’s reputation with various allegations.

Currently, the New World Order has the tightest grip they have ever obtained over the media, and they are fighting hard against Putin’s attempts to steer the American public in the right direction. Putin has expressed interest for negotiating towards peace, yet the media continues to make him an enemy of the nation.

Putin has ignored the agenda of the New World Order and took a different path that appears to be directed by his own conscience rather than for a spot at their high table. In recognizing and exposing their agendas he has pushed towards something that they are quite uncomfortable with: the destruction of their ideal situation, or a one world government. His determination has continued to further prove that he understands what he has to do in order to protect the people of his nation, and in turn possibly the citizens of other nations of the world as well.

07:06

UN Intends to Slash North Korea’s Export Earnings, Say Diplomats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the August 25 Fishery Station of the Korean People's Army in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on November 20, 2016. Credit: KCNA/via Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the August 25 Fishery Station of the Korean People’s Army in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on November 20, 2016. Credit: KCNA/via Reuters

The UN Security Council‘s five veto powers are close to approving new sanctions on North Korea to cut the isolated state’s earnings from exports by more than a quarter, principally by targeting its coal exports to China, diplomats said on Friday.

The US-drafted resolution, in response to North Korea‘s fifth nuclear test in September, would set a UN cap on North Korean coal exports with the aim of cutting hard currency revenues by at least $700 million.

The resolution would also restrict North Korea‘s maritime and financial sectors. If successful, it could cut the country’s $3 billion in annual export earnings by at least $800 million, UN Security Council diplomats said.

The diplomats did not want to be identified as discussions were still under way. The new resolution would also target other North Koreans individuals and entities, they said.

Exports of coal from the North would be capped at $400.9 million or 7.5 mil...

07:05

Spanish minnows dream as King’s Cup returns "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

    Spain’s lesser-known sides are dreaming of their day in the sun, but the return of holders Barcelona and 18 other La Liga sides to the Copa del Rey this week has a familiar flat feel. Unlike England’s FA Cup, Spain’s knockout competition is a two-legged affair until the final and seeded in the […]

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07:04

A Material From Shapeshifting Planes Could Heal Human Flesh "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What generates voltage when you warm it up, push on it, or blow on it?

Get your mind out of the gutter. The correct answer is polyvinylidene fluoride, a material NASA researchers have refined for use in morphing aircraft that shapeshift in response to their environment. But wait! There’s more: It can also kickstart the human body’s healing process.

Because of its potential to heal the world and make it a better place, the polymer’s inventors, Mia Siochi and Lisa Scott Carnell, have now turned it over to the public through NASA’s Technology Transfer Program. Through that process, companies license NASA technology for cheap and turn it into products to sell to non-astronauts. But transforming space stuff into Earth stuff isn’t always smooth. Turned-over technology can get lost inside the catalog, stall out in the bowels of a company, or become part of a product the original inventors wouldn’t approve of.

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07:03

These 13 Corporations Are 'Big Pharma': Their History, Crimes, and Products "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

These 13 Corporations Are 'Big Pharma': Their History, Crimes, and Products

07:02

US Navy Plans To Release 20,000 Tons Of Explosives, Heavy Metals Into Pacific Ocean "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Various times throughout the year, the United States participates in publicized war games, in which the U.S showcases its abilities and weaponry. However, what is ignored all too often is the impact these exercises has on the environment.

Left behind in the rubble after various war games are tons of bombs, various heavy metals, explosives, depleted uranium, missiles, and sonar buoy, all of which contaminates the ocean and puts humans and marine wildlife at risk.

The outright dumping of chemical weapons was banned in 1972, yet the Navy has continued to leave behind munitions and explosives after ending their military exercises. They have insisted that the “contamination of the marine environment by munitions constituent is not well documented,” while various critics have stated that the Navy has intentionally left the public blind to their impact on the environment.

The world’s biggest polluter currently is the Department of Defense, and that includes the Navy. Back in 1990, the Department of Defense openly admitted that they were responsible for more than 14,000 contamination sites around the world. Then in 2014, the number rose to 39,000.

More recently, the Navy’s negligence made headline news, as the Navy was caught illegally dumping wastewater into one of the world’s largest marine reserves.  Pennsylvania’s government even urged over 70,000 citizens to sue the Navy over their contamination of the resident’s water.

Now, years later, they are announcing their intentions of leaving 20,000 tons of environmental contaminants into coastal waters surrounding the U.S Pacific Northwest. This particular plan is provided in the Navy’s Northwest Training and Testing environmental impact statement (EIS).

The majority of these chemicals are known toxins by the Environmental Protection Agency and include Perchlorate, which is often found in the breastmilk of women who are exposed to contaminated drinking water. The substance has been found the affect infants and children much worse than adults. TNT is also one of the chemicals that will be released, and accumulate in fish, who are then eaten by humans, and affected substantially.

Just look at the implications of past war games that were carried out by the Navy in the video below.

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07:01

To Really Make America Great Again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently gave a speech identifying the Federal Reserve’s easy money/low interest rate policies as a source of the public anger that propelled Donald Trump into the White House. Mr. Fisher is certainly correct that the Fed’s policies have “skewered” the middle class. However, the problem is not specific Fed policies, but the very system of fiat currency managed by a secretive central bank.

Federal Reserve-generated increases in money supply cause economic inequality. This is because, when the Fed acts to increase the money supply, well-to-do investors and other crony capitalists are the first recipients of the new money. These economic elites enjoy an increase in purchasing power before the Fed’s inflationary policies lead to mass price increases. This gives them a boost in their standard of living.

By the time the increased money supply trickles down to middle- and working-class Americans, the economy is already beset by inflation. So most average Americans see their standard of living decline as a result of Fed-engendered money supply increases.

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Some Fed defenders claim that inflation doesn’t negatively affect anyone’s standard of living because price increases are matched by wage increases. This claim ignores the fact that the effects of the Fed’s actions depend on how individuals react to the Fed’s actions.

Historically, an increase in money supply does not just cause a general rise in prices. It also causes money to flow into specific sectors, creating a bubble that provides investors and workers in those areas a (temporary) increase in their incomes. Meanwhile, workers and investors in sectors not affected by the Fed-generated boom will still see a decline in their purchasing power and thus their standard of living.

Adoption of a “rules-based” monetary policy will not eliminate the problem of Fed-created bubbles, booms, and busts, since Congress cannot set a rule dictating how individuals react to Fed policies. The only way to eliminate the boom-and-bust cycle is to remove the Fed’s power to increase the money supply and manipulate interest rates.

Because the Fed’s actions distort the view of economic conditions among investors, businesses, and workers, the booms created by the Fed are unsustainable. Eventually reality sets in, the bubble bursts, and the economy falls into recession.

When the crash occurs the best thing for Congress and the Fed to do is allow the recession to run its course. Recessions are the economy’s way of cleaning out the Fed-created distortions. Of course, Con...

07:01

So Now I’m a Russian Agent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vladimir Putin
President of Russia
Moscow
28 November 2016
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Dear President Putin,

Now that CIA pal Craig Timberg posing as a Washington Post reporter has blown my cover and exposed me as a Russian agent, I was wondering if I might ask you for a Russian passport and a bit of diplomatic cover, perhaps assistant press officer at the Russian embassy in Washington, until I can get out of the country. I saw that you gave a passport to Steven Seagal, so I am hopeful that being a Russian agent is as important as teaching martial arts to Russians.

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I don’t know what the pay scale for Russian agents is, but whatever I have coming to me please deposit in a Russian bank. The Swiss banks are no longer useful as the Swiss government allowed Washington to write its banking laws. Perhaps also you could line me up with a publisher for my memoirs—“My Life As A Putin Stooge.”

We need to get on with this ASAP as the Washington Post has the FBI on my tail. They will be very angry at me for deceiving them all those years when I held top secret and higher security clearances while I was a Russian agent. Any day now the Washington Post might discover that my fellow KGB agent Ronald Reagan and I cut taxes on the rich in order to make capitalism so oppressive that the American people would rise up and overthrow it. Boy did we fool the left-wing!

I regret that the Washington Post got wise to me being a Russian agent, but it wasn’t my fault. I think the leak came from one of those Atlanticist Integrationists you are stuck within your government. Better check up on it as 200 of the Russian-financed websites have already been exposed.

Better have someone bring me the passport and diplomatic appointment. I would be nabbed by TSA if I fly to Washington to collect the documents. A diplomatic appointment is better than asylum, because Washington, like the old Soviet Union, doesn’t recognize political asylum. Just ask Julian Assange.

Don’t let the Atlanticist Integrationists convince you that my exposure as a Russian agent is just a CIA ruse to plant an agent on you. My criticism of Washington’s policy of raising tensions between nuclear powers and support of your policy of reducing tensions is not spy cover. I really do prefer that the world not be blown up in thermo-nuclear war. This is a suspect view in the US, but I hope it is an acceptable one in Russia.

Looking forward to that passport.

Paul Craig Roberts

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07:01

Let’s Sue All Colleges "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump University was one of Donald Trump’s entrepreneurial ventures, a real estate educational program in operation from 2005 to 2010. Live events and in-field mentorships promising to teach students Donald Trump’s real estate techniques, taught by his “hand-picked” professors. A lawsuit alleged false representations, as Trump himself had no significant involvement in the educational event content or instructors. The title of “university” was also claimed to be misleading as Trump University was not accredited as such.

Donald Trump settled the lawsuit post-election for $25 million, claiming he “Did not have the time to go through a long but winning trial on Trump U. Too bad!” Would he have prevailed at trial as he asserts? Who knows? He is correct that as President-elect transitioning himself and his leadership team into the White House, the distraction of a trial and associated media spectacle is the last thing he needed.

Looking closer at the complaints against Trump University, the primary allegation is fraud. According to students and instructors, “Some of whom described the program as a scheme to cheat customers out of thousands of dollars.” Also high-pressure tactics, “Tapping into the roller coaster of emotions to get students to sign up.”

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Let’s compare all of this to “real universities” and colleges and other institutions of higher learning across the US. Counting both two and four-year institutions, public and private, just over 4700 such institutions dot the US landscape.

Why attend college? Several reasons. Job opportunities, security in a changing economy, higher income, and family stability. Similar to the promises of Trump University?

This current academic year, nearly 4 million will graduate with degrees ranging from associate to doctor. What are their prospects in an anemic economy with a record low labor participation rate of under 63 percent? Never mind the media-touted unemployment rate which only counts those ac...

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Trump and the Fed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

REUTERS: Is it reasonable to expect to see a return to a 3 to 4 percent pace of U.S. economic growth under Trump’s policies; if so, by when, and if not, why not?

SALERNO: Trump’s economic policies are still a bit too vague, inconsistent, and incomplete to make a judgment about whether they will spur the economy to re-attain sustainable growth in the 3-4 percent range.  The Fed’s inflationary monetary policy over the past two decades has caused a tremendous amount of business malinvestment and overconsumption by households, which have suppressed saving and capital accumulation and caused economic growth, labor productivity and real wages to stagnate.  Trump has made a few contradictory statements about his plans for the Fed.  Trump’s first order of business should be to pressure the Fed to put a swift and definitive end to its “unconventional” monetary policies, withdraw from credit markets, and permit interest rates to attain the natural level determined by voluntary saving and investment.  A sound monetary policy is the first step toward stimulating vigorous and sustainable growth in the U.S. economy.  What is important to restoring American prosperity is not hitting a measured growth rate, but increasing the pool of scarce resources that capitalists and entrepreneurs are able to allocate to productive investment.

REUTERS: Which of Trump’s economic proposals should he prioritize as President so as to give the biggest boost to the economy?

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SALERNO: In addition to reining in the Fed and making its unaccountable bureaucrats answerable to elected officials in the legislative and executive branches, Trump needs to follow through on several of his fiscal and regulatory proposals.  The following policies will stimulate growth by diverting resources away from wasteful and burdensome Federal activities and into productive uses in the private economy:

Repeal the Affordable Care Act which constitutes a heavy burden on private business and new capital formation and which will inevitably collapse into a socialized, one-payer system that wrecks the U.S. health care system.  Permitting interstate competition among insurance companies is vital to replacing the Obamacare.

Slash the corporate tax rate and cut marginal and average income tax rates.  Grant tax credits for child care.  These fiscal policy changes will not only provide relief to long-suffering middle-class taxpayers but will increase capital investment by making the U.S. economy a relatively more attractive place to invest in and increasing saving by domestic households.

Deregulate the U.S. energy sector and free up entrepreneurs to use new technology to exploit the vast energy res...

Fake News. Real Guilt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The mainstream U.S. media’s hysteria over “fake news” has reached its logical (or illogical) zenith, a McCarthyistic black-listing of honest journalism that simply shows professional skepticism toward Officialdom, including what’s said by U.S. government officials and what’s written in The Washington Post and New York Times.

Apparently, to show skepticism now opens you to accusations of disseminating “Russian propaganda” or being a “useful idiot” or some similar ugly smear reminiscent of the old Cold War. Now that we have entered a New Cold War, I suppose it makes sense that we should expect a New McCarthyism.

After returning from a Thanksgiving trip to Philadelphia on Saturday, I received word that Consortiumnews.com, the 21-year-old investigative news site that has challenged misguided “group thinks” whether from Republicans, Democrats or anyone else over those two-plus decades, was included among some 200 Internet sites spreading what some anonymous Web site, PropOrNot, deems “Russian propaganda.”

I would normally ignore such nonsense but it was elevated by The Washington Post, which treated these unnamed “independent researchers” as sophisticated experts who “tracked” the Russian propaganda operation and assembled the black list.

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And I’m not joking when I say that these neo-McCarthyites go unnamed. The Post’s article by Craig Timberg on Thursday described PropOrNot simply as “a nonpartisan collection of researchers with foreign policy, military and technology backgrounds [who] planned to release its own findings Friday showing the startling reach and effectiveness of Russian propaganda campaigns.”

The Post granted the group and its leadership anonymity to smear journalists who don’t march in lockstep with official pronouncements from the State Department or some other impeccable fount of never-to-be-questioned truth. The Post even published a “blind” (or unattributed) quote from the head of this shadowy Web site as follows:

“‘The way that this propaganda apparatus supported [Donald] Trump was equivalent to some massive amount of a media buy,’ said the executive director of PropOrNot, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid being targeted by Russia’s legions of skilled hackers.”

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As a professional journalist for more than four decades, it is hard for me to comprehend how a supposedly reputable newspaper like The Washington Post would allow some anonymous character to attack the patriotism of American journalists while hiding...

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How To Increase Military Enlistments "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The U.S. military is in trouble.

Even after lowering enlistment standards, relaxing physical requirements for women, allowing homosexuals to serve openly, raising the age limit to join, expanding maternity and paternity leave, increasing childcare hours on base, updating the military promotion system, permitting women to be in combat positions, and opening up the military to transgender individuals, the military is having a recruitment problem.

Speaking recently at the City College of New York, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter lamented that military recruiting is shrinking and “more and more military personnel are coming from fewer and fewer states.”

Turns out that 40 percent of new recruits are coming from just six states, people from rural areas are twice as likely to serve as those from urban areas, most officers come from northern states while most enlisted men come from southern states, and less than 1 percent of Americans have served in the military.

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“We would be missing an opportunity if we kept fishing only in the same geographic ponds we always have,” said Carter. “Instead, we need to seize that opportunity by fishing in more ponds, new ponds and ponds we haven’t been to in a long time.”

In a new effort to bring “talented people into the military,” Carter announced a series of new initiatives.

The Department of Defense will create a new “DoD Speaker’s Bureau,” comprised of senior leaders and experts from across the military, to “educate key audiences” like teachers, principals, parents, coaches, career counselors, civic groups, cultural groups, youth groups, and companies “on the value and benefits of military public service in support of our mission of national defense.”

The military will update its advertising to “reach audiences in all media, including online,” and to focus more on the value of military life and public service.

The military will update benchmarks that recruits need to meet before they can enlist—such as policies on tattoos—to better reflect modern times.

The military will make more scholarships available to students in their second and third year of college who want to join ROTC. There will also be offered more graduate school scholarships, “particularly for law school and medical school.”

Will these new initiatives help to bring more talented people into the military? Possibly. But I know a better way to increase military recruitment: use the military for defense instead of offense. To that end, here i...

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The Plot To Tax Cash Withdrawals "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Greek banks have proposed a series of measures to combat tax evasion, strengthen the electronic transactions and limit the use of cash in the economy, and as KeepTalkingGreece.com reports, one of the measures proposed is a special tax on cash withdrawals.

 Bankers reportedly stress that cash money can easily and largely be channeled in the black economy. Therefore, a tax on cash withdrawals will drastically reduce cash transactions and by extension the black economy.

The bankers suggest that also credit and debit cards as wells as new technologies enabling cashless transactions even for small amounts  and mobile phones can be used for the purchase of a transport ticket or a newspaper at the kiosk.

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The banker’s proposal to the government also includes:

-Mandatory use of cards or other electronic payment networks for every transaction with professions where there is strong evidence of tax evasion or where cash is mainly used [ like bakeries, kiosks, street vendors and chestnut sellers?].

-Mandatory use of cards or electronic networks for transactions above a certain amount [this measure is already in effect].

–Reforming the tax system by introducing a revenue-expenditure system. Households or professionals will only be taxed on the amount of income that is has not been spent. In this way, households and professionals will have a strong incentive to seek receipts for any expenditure in order to increase their expenditure and reduce the tax amount they will have to pay.

-Obligation for all businesses and regardless of their size to pay electronically every salary and wage. (source: Kathimerini via Liberal.gr)

I cannot say who came with this revolutionary idea, some genius young academics or the Greek bankers themselves, those over 60 who have their secretaries or their kids doing their transactions for them using their own iPhones and iPads.

I have no idea whether they have asked the country’s creditors to reform the tax system in a cash-less more-incentives Greek world, where households will be obliged to use revenue-expenditure books.

I absolutely do not understand how can one sleek and glossy group of bankers propose such measures and rule the economic system of a country where some 30% of population lives or is at risk of  poverty, the welfare system has collapsed and thousands of families live on the 20- or 50-euro banknote a relative or a friend secretly stick in their poc.........

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Islamic NGO urges May to scrap PGCC meeting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A UK-based NGO has called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel a meeting with (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) Arab monarchies over their violations of human rights. The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) wrote a letter to May on Monday, voicing concern over her upcoming visit to Bahrain, where the ruling Al Khalifah […]

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Stein sues for hand count of ballots in Wisconsin, risks recount "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein is suing the Wisconsin Elections Commission after they agreed to begin a recount of presidential ballots but not by hand. The lawsuit could potentially derail the entire effort pending a federal deadline.

Stein’s quest to recount the ballots in three states that were key to Hillary […]

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Sen. Rand Paul Shoots Down Trump’s Top Rumored Secretary of State Choices "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Skip to content Eric Garris Posted on November 28, 2016 Post navigation Archives Select Month November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 […]

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FG to launch Campaign to end Child Marriages "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Federal Government has announced plans to launch a campaign to end child marriage and other related harmful traditional practices in the country. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, said this during a media briefing on Monday in Abuja. Alhassan said the move was borne out of the resolution by […]

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Gov’t Schooling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Challenge: Which institution would I de-fund 100%?

I would eliminate all funding for education, including all of the military academies.

Most people would probably choose a federal program to eliminate. I wouldn’t. I think all government begins with self-government and then extends to three institutions: family, church, and state.

My slogan is “Politics fourth.”

Judicial sovereignty lies with the individual. Why? Because the individual is responsible for his own actions. If individuals do not govern themselves, there is not sufficient power anywhere else in society to force all men to do the right thing, or the predictable thing, or the sensible thing. The only reason why any institutional government works is because the vast majority of people under some governmental administration govern themselves on the basis of agreed-upon ethical and practical principles. In other words, if self-government breaks down, we are faced with either tyranny or chaos. Because people will not live in chaos, they will choose to submit to tyranny.

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Second, I am a traditional conservative. I am therefore a disciple of Edmund Burke. I think the most government in life is not political. I think the most government has to do with voluntary associations, personal commitments on a face-to-face basis, and local organizations that deal with local problems.

Third, if I wanted to call myself a liberal, I would call myself a disciple of Alexis de Tocqueville, who took pretty much the same approach that Edmund Burke did when Tocqueville analyzed and described the American commonwealth of 1830.

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I am convinced that the American public school system is a humanistic attempt to substitute the state for the church. This has certainly been the case in American history. Massachusetts was the last state to get rid of tax-funded churches, which it did in 1833. Four years later, it created the state Board of Education and began pursuing the tax funding of primary education.

The main goal of the Yankees in 1837 was essentially the goal of the Puritans in 1642, namely, to create the city on a hill that would serve as an operational model for the rest of the world. The Yankees were driven by the lust for money, social position, and political power, whereas the Puritans were driven by the fear of God and the conviction that men if left to their own devices, would run to sin and destruction with all deliberate speed. The Puritans wanted to achieve a decent society by means of controlling the impulses of sinful men. The Yankees wanted to achieve a decent society by not only controlling the impulses...

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The Cashless Society "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Well, who could have seen this coming? Just as we noted, the slippery slope towards full government control in a cash-less society is where Indian PM Modi is heading following his chaos-creating demonetization efforts of the last two weeks. While massive opposition protests are planned tomorrow, Modi remains indignant, as Reuters reports, “we can gradually move from a less-cash society to a cashless society…this is the chance for you to enter the digital world.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the nation’s small traders and daily wage earners to embrace digital payment channels, as a cash crunch following the government’s surprise ban on high-value bank notes drags on.

Modi, speaking in his monthly address on national radio, said the government understands that millions have been affected by the ban on 500-rupee and 1000-rupees notes, but defended the action.

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“I want to tell my small merchant brothers and sisters, this is the chance for you to enter the digital world,”Modi said speaking in Hindi, urging them to use mobile banking applications and credit-card swipe machines.

“It’s correct that a 100 percent cashless society is not possible. But why don’t we make a beginning for a less-cash society in India?,” Modi said. “We can gradually move from a less-cash society to a cashless society.”

More than 90 percent of consumer purchases in India are transacted in cash, Credit Suisse estimates. While a smartphone boom and falling mobile data prices have led to a surge in digital payments in recent years, the base still remains low.

Modi urged technology-savvy young people to spare some time teaching others how to use digital payment platforms.

But, as GoldMoney.com’s Alasdair Macleod explains, the economic consequences of Mr. Modi’s action are far more signifi...

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Liberty Schliberty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I have been thinking about this post for some time; given some of the dialogue in my recent posts, it seems about time to get it out.

Most Ordinary Americans in 2016 Are Richer Than Was John D. Rockefeller in 1916

From the article, I summarize: days to travel across country; no air-conditioning in your private rail car; weeks to travel overseas; no overnight mail; no entertainment on demand; no air-conditioning in many of the places you visit every day – maybe not even in your own home; poor heating; no radio; your limo constantly breaking down; no falafel; Wi-Fi?  Ha; your wife dies in childbirth; your children not living past two years of age.

Everything about technology, comfort, travel, entertainment and information is overwhelmingly better today than one hundred years ago.  But it isn’t only in the private world where life has improved.

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In some rather important matters, we are under less government oppression than during much of the last century: from 1914 – 1918 and from 1941 – 1945; during the 1960s and early 1970s if you were male and of the right age there was a good likelihood you would be forced to go overseas to die.  However one describes today’s economic condition, it is not as bad as during the 1930s.

All-in-all, even poor Americans, and Europeans live better than 98% of the people who ever lived on earth.  In the last 50 years, more people globally have been pulled into the middle-class than during any time in recorded history – just consider China and India.

All of this has happened under the watchful eye of the Federal Reserve and an increasingly active federal government.  Maybe more government and more intervention are not so bad.  “Life would be even better if we had more liberty,” they say.

Maybe.  But given the historic human condition, how does one complain about life and the level of liberty today?

Conclusion

If the argument for liberty is that you will have more stuff or you are free to do more things, it is a losing argument.  In the developed world, especially in the west, we already have more “more stuff” and can do more “more things” than most people have or can do anywhere else in the world.  Compared to all of history?  Incomparable.

The argument for liberty that works is the moral argument.  The argument for libertarianism is the non-aggression principle with its uncompromising respect for private property.

The “more stuff” argument will not be very persuasive to most living in the developed world – and those in the less-developed world have bigger problems to think about.

The moral argument will work with moral people....

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Saggy Skin, Sore Muscles and Joints? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Dr. Mercola

Sulfur is the third most abundant mineral in your body, based on percentage of total body weight.1 While close to half of it can be found in your muscles, skin and bones, sulfur plays important roles in hundreds of physiological processes.2

Sulfur bonds are required for proteins to maintain their shape, and these bonds determine the biological activity of the proteins.

For example, hair and nails consist of a tough protein called keratin, which is high in sulfur, whereas connective tissue and cartilage contain proteins with flexible sulfur bonds, giving the structure its flexibility.

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With age, the flexible tissues in your body tend to lose their elasticity, leading to sagging and wrinkling of skin, stiff muscles and painful joints. A shortage of sulfur likely contributes to these age-related problems.

As described in a previous article, to maximize the cancer-fighting potential of broccoli it’s important to not overcook it. You also don’t want to eat it raw. When you eat raw mature broccoli, you only get about 12 percent of the total sulforaphane content theoretically available based on the parent compound.

Steaming your broccoli spears for three to four minutes will optimize the sulforaphane content by eliminating epithiospecifier protein — a heat-sensitive sulfur-grabbing protein that inactivates sulforaphane — while still retaining the enzyme myrosinase, which converts glucoraphanin to sulforaphane. Without it, you cannot get any sulforaphane. Avoid boiling or microwaving your broccoli past the one-minute mark, as this will destroy a majority of the myrosinase.

If you want to boil your broccoli, blanch it in boiling water for no more than 20 to 30 seconds, then immerse it in cold water to stop the cooking process. Adding myrosinase-containing food, such as mustard seed, daikon radishes, wasabi or cole slaw to the broccoli can maximize sulforaphane content even further.

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Other foods that are high in sulfur include:

  • Protein-rich animal products such as organic pastured egg yolks, grass-fed beef, organic pastured chicken and wild-caught fish
  • Nuts such as walnuts, almonds and cashews
  • Seeds such as sesame seeds and sunflower seeds...

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Zimbabwe launches new currency to ease cash crunch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a national currency for the first time since 2009 in an attempt to tackle a sharp shortfall of the US dollar, the country’s primary medium of trade. The new currency, called bond notes, is pegged at par with the US dollar and is backed by a $200 million bond facility with Afreximbank, according to the regulator. An initial amount worth $10 million is going into general circulation in two and five dollar denominations. The circulation of the dollar will not be suspended.’ Read more: Zimbabwe launches new currency to ease cash crunch

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Presidential War Is Unconstitutional "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Obama administration has decided to stretch the 15-year-old congressional authorization for war against the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks, or those harboring them, to include an illegal war against a group in Somalia – al-Shabab – that wasn’t even in existence at the time of the attacks in 2001. In fact, as with many […]

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Vote Recount Effort Continues Despite Trump Team Rejection "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US President-elect Donald Trump. Credit: Mike Segar/File Photo/Reuters

US President-elect Donald Trump. Credit: Mike Segar/File Photo/Reuters

Washington: Donald Trump’s transition team on Monday pushed back against an effort to recount November 8’s presidential election votes, calling the effort “nonsense,” but offering no evidence to back a weekend Trump tweet alleging millions of illegal votes.

With the clock winding down for voters and candidates to seek recounts in states across the country, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein requested a recount in Pennsylvania on Monday just hours before the state’s deadline.

Filing in Pennsylvania three days after she filed a similar request in Wisconsin, Stein’s campaign said she would file a similar request in Michigan by its deadline on Wednesday.

Following Trump’s stunning victory in the presidential contest, talk of recounts has swirled, with the Republican president-elect adding a surprise twist to the discussion.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted that “serious voter fraud” occurred in California, New Hampshire and Virginia, states won by his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

All three states rejected Trump’s claim.

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