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Thursday, 29 December

22:55

Tschechien hat eine Fake-News-Bekämpfungseinheit gegründet, ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tschechien hat eine Fake-News-Bekämpfungseinheit gegründet, und die verstehen sich als Counterterrorismus-Einheit. Der Laden heißt "Center Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats".

Fake News ist jetzt also offiziell Terrorismus.

Ihr guckt hoffentlich alle seit Jahren die Joscha-Talks ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ihr guckt hoffentlich alle seit Jahren die Joscha-Talks auf den Congressen. Dieses Jahr postuliert er gerade im (vollen) Saal 2, dass unser Bewusstsein nicht existiert. Es ist bloß eine Illusion. Wir erinnern uns daran, dass wir vor einer Sekunde glaubten, wir hätten ein Bewusstsein. Das reicht.

Und er erklärt Kognition als Kaskade von Sythesizern.

Großartiger Brainfuck, wie jedes Jahr.

Das Video sollte jeder gesehen haben.

Update: Ich sollte vielleicht ansagen, dass Joschas Modus Operandi ist, dir ein plausibles Modell für die Realität und deine Rolle darin zu erklären, und dann dein Verhalten in dem Modell plausibel als Bug herzuleiten. Das ist also nur was für Leute, die mit existenzieller Verwirrung umgehen können.

21:55

Homeland Border Employees Took Millions in Bribes to Allow Massive Secret Influx of Illegal Drugs and Immigrants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

By Ron Nixon, New York Times

 

WASHINGTON — In 2012, Joohoon David Lee, a federal Homeland Security agent in Los Angeles, was assigned to investigate the case of a Korean businessman accused of sex trafficking.

 

Instead of carrying out a thorough inquiry, Lee solicited and received about $13,000 in bribes and other gifts from the businessman and his relatives in return for making the “immigration issue go away,” court records show.

 

Lee, an agent with Homeland Security Investigations at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, filed a report saying: “Subject was suspected of human trafficking. No evidence found and victim statement contradicts. Case closed. No further action required.”

 

But after another agent alerted internal investigators about Lee’s interference in another case, his record was examined and he was charged with bribery. He pleaded guilty in July and was sentenced to 10 months in prison.

 

It was not an isolated case. A review by The New York Times of thousands of court records and internal agency documents showed that over the last 10 years almost 200 employees and contract workers of the Department of Homeland Security have taken nearly $15 million in bribes while being paid to protect the nation’s borders and enforce immigration laws.

 

These employees have looked the other way as tons of drugs and thousands of unauthorized immigrants were smuggled into the United States, the records show. They have illegally sold green cards and other immigration documents, have entered law enforcement databases and given sensitive information to drug cartels. In one case, the information was used to arrange the attempted murder of an informant.

 

The Times’ findings most likely undercount the amount of bribes because in many cases court records do not give a tally. The findings also do not include gifts, trips or money stolen by Homeland Security employees.

 

Throughout his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump said border security would be one of his highest priorities. As he prepares to take office, he will find that many of the problems seem to come from within.

 

“It does absolutely no good to talk about the building of walls or tougher enforcement if you can’t secure the integrity of the immigration syste...

21:50

Water Wars on Horizon as Trump-Emboldened Forces Target Clean Water Rules "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

By Greg Bluestein, New York Times

 

ATLANTA -- Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr urged President-elect Donald Trump to repeal new water regulations once he's in the White House, joining counterparts in two dozen states who want one of Barack Obama's top environmental initiatives to go out the door with him.

 

Carr, who was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the post in October, followed a path laid out by his Republican predecessor Sam Olens in challenging the 2015 clean water rules.

 

"We believe in fiercely protecting our citizens against unlawful federal overreach," Carr said this week, "and we will continue working with those who share this mutual concern to bring these matters to President-elect Donald Trump's attention for quick resolution."

 

The sharply written letter likely marks a turning point for the GOP-controlled office.

 

Olens, who left office to become the president of Kennesaw State University, spent much of the past eight years opposing programs and regulations laid out by Obama. He fought a raft of Obama policies, from his health care law to a federal transgender directive.

 

In less than two months in the post, Carr has signaled he'll stay the course. Carr earlier joined with other attorneys general urging Trump to toss the "Clean Power Plan," which would limit carbon emissions from power plants to meet new pollution guidelines.

 

But his role is about to change. When Trump takes office on Jan. 20, Carr and other Republican attorneys general will go from aggressively challenging Obama's most contentious policies in court to providing legal backup for Trump's agenda.

 

And the law departments in Democratic-run states are set to take the offensive, challenging Trump's efforts to roll back Obama's policy at every turn. Already, California Gov. Jerry Brown has warned he'll go to extreme lengths to fight Trump if he tries to ditch Obama's global warming initiatives.

 

"If Trump turns off the satellites," Brown said of concerns the federal government could curb climate monitoring, "California will launch its own damn satellite."

 

The water regulations in Carr's crosshairs wo...

21:45

Peru’s Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Carlos Pareja? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Carlos Pareja Rios, a long-time member of his country’s Foreign Service, was appointed as Peru’s ambassador to the United States on September 8, 2016.

 

Pareja was born July 7, 1950. It should be no surprise he grew up to be a diplomat—his father, Jose Pareja Paz-Soldan, was a prominent member of Peru’s foreign ministry who served as an ambassador and director of the Diplomatic University of Peru, which his son eventually attended. The elder Pareja was also a constitutional scholar and helped write Peru’s political charter in 1979.

 

Carlos Pareja attended Lima’s Marist College of San Isidro and, in 1969, Pontificia Universidad de Peru, where he earned a B.A. degree. He went on to get a master’s in diplomacy and foreign relations from the Diplomatic University of Peru in 1976 and a bachelor of laws from the Universidad de San Martin de Porres in 1977.

 

Pareja has served in Washington before. From 1984 to 1990, he was a political counselor in the embassy there. His next assignment was back in Lima, as director of South American affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1993 to 1997, he served in the embassy in Santiago, Chile, as a minister-counselor. Pareja then returned to Peru as the chief of cabinet for the Vice Minister of foreign affairs. The following year, he was made national director in the Directorate General of Sovereignty and Border Development.

 

Pareja got his first ambassadorial assignment in 2000 in Madrid, and in 2003 was moved to a similar post in Switzerland. He returned to Lima in 2006 to become chief of protocol.

 

In 2009, Pareja received a very consequential assignment—he was made ambassador to neighboring Chile. He hadn’t been there long when he was recalled because a member of Peru’s armed forces was accused of spying for Chile. Pareja wasn’t gone long; he returned to Santiago after about a month. Much of Pareja’s energies were spent in negotiations with Chile over a disputed maritime boundary. He worked on it throughout his tenure and the International Court of Justice decided it mostly in Peru’s favor in 2014. Also that year, Pareja returned to the foreign ministry as Director General for the Americas. The following year, he was moved to the same job in the Directorate General for Africa, the Middle East and the Gulf, a post he held until coming to Washington.

 

Pareja was married in 1979 to Consuelo Salinas. They have two sons, Juan and Jose. Pareja speaks Spanish, English and some French.

-Steve Straehley

 

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21:00

Will 2017 be the year PNG subverts its social media? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CensorshipKEITH JACKSON

ON THE eve of the new year – which is 2017 not 1984 – Papua New Guinea’s cumbersomely named ‘National Information and Communications Technology Authority’, NICTA – continued its surreptitious assault on the nation’s freedom of speech.

According to its own propaganda, NICTA is “taking steps towards addressing the gross misuse and abuse of social media in Papua New Guinea”.

While there are undoubtedly reckless cowboys using PNG’s social media, one would have thought that the existing body of law related to defamation, privacy and related issues might be sufficient to deal with the slanderers, recalcitrants and other low life that unfortunately frequent every aspect of human existence – including the internet.

But no, the social media apparently require special oppression.

NICTA chief executive officer, Charles (Punish ‘Em) Punaha says he’ss soon start a print (not social) media advertising campaign to outline the criminal offences itemised within the new ‘Cybercrime Code Act 2016’.

"Currently NICTA does not have any specific powers to order an ICT service provider to block off a website,” Punish ‘Em complained.

"This responsibility has to be given to the police department and other law enforcement agencies.

"NICTA will assist in the event that the aggrieved person or a victim of an allegation makes a formal complaint with the police.”

Punish ‘Em asserted that NICTA was receiving “numerous complaints” but did not reveal how many, where they were from or what they were about.

Part of what NICTA requires is for every internet service provider to appoint staff who will “monitor and screen everything that is appearing on the websites and undertake appropriate actions."

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20:02

∞ 4K HDR Blu Ray – Is it worth it? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With CES coming in a few days, there will be a tsunami of news and PR about 4K HDR Blu Ray being the “next big thing”. But, unless you are a serious cinephile (and have serious money to burn), you can probably ignore the vast majority of 4K HDR news out of the 2017 CES.

20:00

16 powerful & inspirational Papua New Guinean women "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Betty WakiaBETTY WAKIA

DESPITE domestic violence, gender inequality and other challenging issues, Papua New Guinea has produced many powerful and inspirational women of real accomplishment.

The next International Women’s Day on 8 March will be a wonderful opportunity to honour these heroes and, with the assistance of PNG Attitude and Pukpuk Publications, the collection of women’s writing, My Walk to Equality, edited by Rashmii Amoah Bell, will do just this.

Traditionally, Papua New Guinean society views women as playing a role that is second fiddle to men. As a result, PNG women who journey along the path of equality and independence find it a road less travelled.

The woman I have selected in this brief catalogue inspire hope and a promise of a greater tomorrow. They can be held high as examples for young PNG women who have historically suffered from a lack of female role models.

History will remember them and their work will continue to greatly inspire upcoming generations and their trail-blazing lives will encourage others to travel their path.

Dame Josephine Abaijah

Dame Josephine AbaijahDame Josephine is an educator, businesswoman and political leader, being PNG’s first woman to be elected to the House of Assembly in 1972.

She was born in Wamira village, Milne Bay Province, and...

19:33

DNA from 2,000-year-old elongated Paracas skulls changes known history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The elongated skulls of Paracas in Peru caused a stir in 2014 when a geneticist that carried out preliminary DNA testing reported that they have mitochondrial DNA "with mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal known so far". Now a second round of DNA testing has been completed and the results are just as controversial - the skulls tested, which date back as far as 2,000 years, were shown to have European and Middle Eastern Origin. These surprising results change the known history about how the Americas were populated. Paracas is a desert peninsula located within Pisco Province on the south coast of Peru. It is here where Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, made an amazing discovery in 1928 - a massive and elaborate graveyard containing tombs filled with the remains of individuals with the largest elongated skulls found anywhere in the world. These have come to be known as the 'Paracas skulls'. In total, Tello found more than 300 of these elongated skulls, some of which date back around 3,000 years.

19:29

The Soviet Union Is Dead for Good "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This New Year’s Eve marks the 25th anniversary of the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union. But, rather than celebrating, many Russians are ambivalent about that outcome, with President Vladimir Putin first among the doubters.

19:28

Europe Proposes Confiscating Gold, Cash, Bitcoin, and Prepaid Cards to Fight ‘Terroristic Financing” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Following suit with the very controversial moves of China and India, the European commission has decided upon a new method of controlling cash. Their plan is to confiscate the gold and assets of anyone alleged of terrorism, or association with terrorists.

These confiscations would all be a part of the European Union’s “action plan against terrorist financing” which followed the Paris attacks in November 2015. However, the impetus to apply the new measures was only pushed after a truck went through a busy Christmas marketplace in Berlin on December 19, leaving 12 people dead and much more injured.

According to Reuters:

“Under the new proposals, customs officials in European Union states can step up checks on cash and prepaid payment cards sent by post or in freight shipments.”

European tourists won’t be able to avoid the clamp down either, as Reuters continues,

“Authorities will also be able to seize cash or precious metals carried by suspect individuals entering the EU.

“People carrying more than 10,000 euros [slightly over $10,450] in cash already have to declare this at customs when entering the EU. The new rules would allow authorities to seize money below that threshold ‘where there are suspicions of criminal activity,’ the EU executive commission said in a note.”

Officials of the European Union said that the terrorists had executed their attacks with small budgets that were financed by ‘criminal organizations’ that were located in other regions. Unfortunately, it is statements like this that provided them with the ability to restrict cash, and precious metals.

The U.S Department of Treasury then made an astounding comment about the new cash controls, saying:

“This is exactly the kind of program that Americans want and expect from their government to prevent further terrorist attacks.”

Of course, the plan doesn’t only effect terrorists working to obtain funding. Actually, it is leaving many innocent citizens at risk of being accused of terrorism unjustly and losing their wealth.

If you plan on conducted a transaction over $150.00 using a prepaid card you will be forced to show identification in order to complete the exchange.

Reuters reported that the new plans will work to compliment older proposals that followed the Paris attacks by tightening “controls on virtual currencies such as bitcoin, and prepaid cards, which French authorities said were used to fund the bombings.”

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19:27

It’s the same old racist genetics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Another domain the alt-right neo-Nazis want to claim for their own is genetics. Sarah Zang has a very good overview of how the deplorables are eyeballing modern genetics and genomics, and mangling it to support their racist theories, titled Will the Alt-Right Peddle a New Kind of Racist Genetics? My only objection would be that this isn’t a new kind of racist genetics at all — it’s the same old garbage, in which they misinterpret results to support their preconceptions. The interesting thing, though, is that geneticists are gearing up to fight back.

Jedidiah Carlson was googling a genetics research paper when he stumbled upon the white nationalist forum Stormfront. Carlson is a graduate student at the University of Michigan, and he is—to be clear—absolutely not a white nationalist. But one link led to another and he ended up reading page after page of Stormfront discussions on the reliability of 23andMe ancestry results and whether Neanderthal interbreeding is the reason for the genetic superiority of whites. Obsession with racial purity is easily channeled, apparently, into an obsession with genetics.

Stormfront has been around since the ’90s, which means it’s been around for the entirety of the genomic revolution. The major milestones in human genetics—sequencing of the first human genome, genetic confirmation that humans came out of Africa, the first mail-in DNA ancestry tests—they’re all there, refracted through the lens of white nationalism. Sure, the commentators sometimes disagreed with scientific findings or mischaracterized them, but they could also be serious about understanding genetics. “The threads would turn into an informal tutoring session and journal club,” observes Carlson. “Some of the posters have a really profound understanding of everyday concepts in population genetics.”

Carlson has been arguing with the bozos on Twitter, and I’ve been occasionally bouncing off them here and there — the “human biodiversity” gang, their intentionally neutral term for pseudo-scientific racism, kinda despises me. Even before I read this article, though, I was working up some new material for the genetics course I’ll be teaching in January specifically to address some of these problems at a fairly basic level.

One concern I’ve had for a while now is that often in undergraduate genetics we’re teaching a kind of simplified Mendelism as a starting point, and in the lab we do crosses that have been time-tested for clarity and consistency. Students start out with this kind of crude beanbag genetics in their heads, which actually is a good beginning point to get the concepts across, but then when we get into real ge...

19:27

Dutch Woman Living In The UK for 24 Years, Asked To Leave After Submitting Citizenship Application "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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By Jess Murray Truth Theory

A Dutch woman has been told that she will have to leave the UK, despite living there for the past 24 years with her British husband and two children.

The woman, called Monique Hawkins, was told by the Home Office that she should prepare and make arrangements to leave, following her application for British citizenship. This occurred after the EU referendum in a post-Brexit Britain.

Prior to the referendum result being announced, Hawkins never felt any strong need to apply for citizenship, but swiftly changed her mind following the referendum, as she was fearful that her standard EU rights may diminish after Britain leaves the EU.

Under current rules, a European citizen who is married to a British person does not automatically receive UK citizenship. Due to the recent Brexit revelation, Hawkins feared that not applying for the citizenship would hinder her when travelling outside of Britain, particularly in airport queues.

Hawkins had recently lost her father, and therefore could not supply the Home Office with her original Dutch passport, as she needed it to travel back to the Netherlands to support her mother, and could not be away from her family during this time for the four to six months that it takes to process the application.

Because of this detail, she received a letter which stated, “As you appear to have no alternative basis of stay in the United Kingdom you should now make arrangements to leave”, despite explaining that she would provide her original passport once the case worker assigned to her application requ...

19:26

Editorial: British anarchism in 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It’s hard to know where to start when writing an editorial about 2016. So much has happened in British politics that a summary piece could easily end up being just a list of uncommon events, from the rise of Corbynism and its impact on the libertarian left, to Brexit, the collapse of the Tory consensus […]

19:26

Pakistan Nuclear – Food Shortage – China Weapons – Tillage – prepper, survival, and homestead news (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pakistan Nuclear - Food Shortage - China Weapons - Tillage - prepper, survival, and homestead news (Video)

Pakistan Nuclear – Food Shortage – China Weapons – Tillage – prepper, survival, and homestead news Video The banking cabal has been in charge for far too long. The endless ponzi schemes like QE, ZIRP and the US dollar itself. The world reserve currency is the US dollar and this has allowed the US Treasury,…

The post Pakistan Nuclear – Food Shortage – China Weapons – Tillage – prepper, survival, and homestead news (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:24

U.S. Federal court rules dogs can be shot if they bark, move when officer enters home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Three Michigan police officers, who shot two dogs for lunging and barking at them during a drug raid, were once again justified in their actions — this time by a federal appeals court. Mark and Cheryl Brown of Battle Creek, Mich., filed suits over unreasonable seizure of their property and a violation of their constitutional rights for the deaths of their pets. According to the Battle Creek Enquirer, officers shot and killed the Browns' pit bull terriers during an April 2013 operation, with Emergency Response Team members claiming one lunged at them and that the other barked as they executed a search warrant for drugs. "The standard we set out today is that a police officer's use of deadly force against a dog while executing a search warrant to search a home for illegal drug activity is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment when ... the dog poses an imminent threat to the officer's safety," wrote Judge Eric Clay in the decision that saw the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati side with the U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids' dismissal.

19:23

Violent storm, flash floods hit Melbourne, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A violent low pressure system brought heavy rain to Melbourne and other parts of Victoria, Australia on December 29, 2016, causing flash flooding and havoc across the region. The storm hit around 15:00 local time, after a hot and humid summer day and one of the...... Read more »

19:23

Gold Surges Above $1150 On $3.5 Billion Bid, Bitcoin Dips "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gold Surges Above $1150 On $3.5 Billion Bid, Bitcoin Dips Gold is up 5 days in a row and is surging above $1150 today as someone decided to buy $3.5 billion notional of the precious metal into the European close. It appears the rotational year-end flows are rebalancing back into bullion as well as bonds… Over…

The post Gold Surges Above $1150 On $3.5 Billion Bid, Bitcoin Dips appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:22

France To Shut Down All Coal Power Plants By 2023 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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By Jess Murray Truth Theory

France has announced that all coal power plants in the country will be completely shut down by 2023.

The country’s president, Francois Hollande, announced the decision during the UN climate change conference this year, which was held in Marrakech, Morocco.

During the announcement, Hollande also highlighted the Paris agreement, which is an agreement that was signed in December last year, by 175 countries who vowed to greatly reduce carbon emissions by using the best science and technology available today to create a greener world.

She mentioned that the agreement is irreversible, and therefore the US must honour the commitment that was made at the time of signing. This was pointed out during her announcement, following reports that the new president-elect, Donald Trump, denies the existence of climate change, and therefore has been seeking a way to withdraw the US from the signed Paris agreement.

France already has alternative energy sources working in place, and currently obtains over 75% of its electricity from a power sourc...

19:21

Bad Weather Aborts Buhari’s Visit to Bauchi State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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President Muhammadu Buhari


LAGOS DECEMBER 29TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Bad weather has stopped President Muhammadu Buhari’s flight to Bauchi today.
The scheduled visit has been postponed, according to Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on the media.
”Uncooperative weather which has been the bane of air travel in the current harmattan season, leading to the delay and cancellation of flights, reared its head in Abuja Airport this morning, preventing the take-off of the President’s plane for the trip to Bauchi.

“Technical information received from the weather station showed that visibility as at this morning was 600 meters, 200 metres short of the 800 metres minimally required for a safe aircraft take-off.
“According to the information available, the visibility was expected to drop to 300 metres before improving to permissible limit later in the day.
“The commander of the Presidential Air Fleet, Air Commodore Hassan Abubakar, said that the Presidential Aircraft was in perfect condition, the weather in Bauchi was alright, but that the problem was in Abuja.
“In cancelling the visit to the state, President Buhari expressed regret over the disruption caused by the bad weather. In a recorded audio and video message, he said he looked forward to the visit in the course of which he was to commission an Air Force medical facility and a number of other projects by the state government. He said he also intended to thank the people for their relentless support in all his political undertakings.
“We make our plans, God makes His own plans,” said the President.
“President Buhari thanked the Government and people of Bauchi State and the Nigerian Air Force for the studious and elaborate preparations made to receive him, and assured that he is going to visit the state at a more auspicious time.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, in his reaction, said the Federal Government is planning to upgrade the Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), at the country’s major airports, to ensure that they are working better. This is with a view to minimizing the sort of flight disruptions that have featured every harmattan season.
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19:20

MoveOn: “Trump Is The Most Illegitimate President In American History”… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

He won. Deal with it. Via email: Dear fellow MoveOn member, Donald Trump is the most illegitimate president in American history. He lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, losing by a higher percentage than any winner of a presidential election in modern history.1 And he got where he is, in part, through […]

19:20

President of Japan's top ad firm to resign over employee's suicide linked to overwork "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The head of Japan's biggest advertising agency is to resign, as prosecutors launch an investigation into his firm for enforcing excessive overtime after an overworked employee took her own life. Tadashi Ishii, the president of Dentsu, said he would step down next month, just over a year after Matsuri Takahashi killed herself at a company dormitory in a case Japanese authorities classified as karoshi, or death from overwork. "Excessive amounts of work is something that should never be allowed to happen," Ishii told reporters. "I deeply regret and feel responsible for this. I will take full responsibility and resign as president at January's board meeting." Ishii said he regretted his failure to tackle the company work practices that led to Takahashi's death, eight months after joining Dentsu in April 2015. "We deeply regret failing to prevent the overwork of our new recruit. I offer my sincere apologies," he said. Takahashi, 24, had worked more than 100 hours of overtime a month leading up to her death. In September, a labour standards inspection office in Tokyo said she had been driven to kill herself due to stress brought on by long working hours.

19:20

Trump and the Deep State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dear << Test First Name >>,

Some of you supported Donald Trump. Others are paralyzed with concern over what his presidency will bring.

Whatever your sentiment about the election and the future, almost all of you come to WhoWhatWhy for thoughtful, post-partisan inquiry: including, notably, deep dives into the “Deep State” — those institutions, networks, organizations, companies, and individuals that wield power on a long-term, though constantly shifting, basis, shaping America’s course in ways often missed by most of the media.

We’re talking about financial interests. We’re talking about powerful individuals with self-serving worldviews who don’t much welcome the meddling of “ordinary folks.” We’re talking about the military-industrial complex, which has exploded in size since President Eisenhower warned us about it.

That’s our target: the unelected power structure that defines and controls so many of the government’s actions and our political “choices.”

One thing clear about President-elect Trump: notwithstanding his “outsider” rhetoric, he has quickly embraced many aspects of the Deep State — perhaps without even knowing the concept. Indeed, we see no indication that Trump has longstanding ties to the Deep State. But he would not be the first president who ended up ceding power to these elements while in office — or, by resisting their influence, found himself out of power one way or another.

To cover this challenge requires people who understand it. That’s us. We have reported, almost alone among media, how — after attacking the Bush family throughout the election campaign — Trump has brought many Bush associates into his administration.

We pointed out the Deep State’s influence in Hillary Clinton’s campaign. We also examined its ability, in varying degrees, to call the shots in the Obama administration. The results included growing the unaccountable national security and homeland security apparatus, reducing privacy protections, and forgiving Wall Street recklessness. Deep Staters also pushed Obama toward wars in Libya and...

19:20

Lone Survivor’s Death Marks The End Of Yellowstone’s Famous Druid Wolves "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The last surviving wolf of the most celebrated pack in Yellowstone National Park’s history has been killed, legally, by a hunter in Montana.

In the parlance of Yellowstone wolf monitoring, he was 778M, though he’d also earned the nickname “Big Brown” for his handsome stature. He’d spent most of the past couple of years north of the park boundary, and it was there that he met his end by a bullet a few weeks ago.

Wolf 778M’s saga began, meanwhile, back in the spring of 2007, when he was born into the mighty Druid Peak Pack. The Druids, as they were reverently known by legions of dedicated wolf-watchers, had ruled the heart of northeastern Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley for years.

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Yellowstone’s Druid wolf pack on the move. Image: In the Valley of the Wolves, PBS/YouTube

The broad glen – part of the mountain-walled, wildlife-rich steppelands north of the Yellowstone Plateau called the Northern Range – is often called “America’s Serengeti” given its plentiful and varied megafauna: from bison, elk, pronghorn, mule deer, bighorn sheep and moose to a full roster of native Rocky Mountain carnivores. And the Druids, for much of their 14-year existence, were its haughty top dogs.

The pack was among the second cohort of wolves reintroduced to Yellowstone in the mid-1990s – many decades after the canids were wiped out through the US government’s predator-control policy, which in the early twentieth century applied even to national parks. The founding Druids, who hailed from northern British C...

19:19

The Next Migrant Wave "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The world is even less prepared for future migrants fleeing the effects of climate change than Europe is for the current wave of people arriving at its shores. The climate threat cannot be overstated: if sea levels rise by more than one meter, entire populations of Pacific island-states may have to relocate.

19:18

These Two Companies Allow Their Employees To Use Cannabis At Work "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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By Jess Murray Truth Theory

A software company, which was founded just last year, has allowed employees to use cannabis whilst they are at work.

The company, named Denver’s Flowhub, does not allow smoking within the building, but does allow employees to eat food, fizzy drinks and juices that are infused with cannabis.

The company’s co-founders Kyle Sherman and Chase Wiseman claim that they are more focused on their employees getting their assigned work done, and if the use of marijuana helps them to get their work done then they “don’t care if they consume at work”.

Sherman continues to explain that the use of marijuana products can actually aid the work done by employees, particularly in brainstorming meetings, where it helps to “surface new ideas and a fresh take on things.”

He explained that their clients are “some of the biggest firms in the cannabis industry. We have to be on point with our work. We’ve never had a problem yet.”

Other companies which are also in the states where the use of marijuana is legalised are also following suit, including two companies which are both social media sites for stoners, named High There! and MassRoots.

The self-proclaimed “Facebook for pot users”, MassRoots, was co-founded by Isaac Dietrich, who claims that he was high when he came up the idea for the company, which has $4.4 million in funding, and therefore is very comfortable with his employees using marijuana whilst they are working.

Recent studies claim that the use of marijuana does not dumb you down or harm your body, and therefore this could be an idea that will catch on to many other companies within the legalised states in the future.

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19:17

Wildfires in southern Switzerland: what exactly happened here? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Several extensive and fast spreading forest fires rage in southern Switzerland, the first of them started on Tuesday night, Dec. 27th, 2016 in the mountains above the towns of Mesocco and Soazza, in the canton of Grison, Switzerland. One more forest fire started in the nearby Calanca valley. A further wildfire in the Leventina valley several dozen kilometers distance was immediately declared to be caused be a campfire of four careless teenagers. No particular causes other then dry conditions and winds have been proposed for the other two locations. (winds were indeed moderate on site, no high wind speeds were recorded in the models of the Meterological Institute)

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Immune cells in covering of brain discovered; may play critical role in battling neurological diseases "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This could be a huge deal, a game changer even.

Definitely research to follow closely.


A composite image showing newly discovered immune cells in the brain (credit: Sachin Gadani | University of Virginia School of Medicine)

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a rare and powerful type of immune cell in the meninges (protective covering) of the brain that are activated in response to central nervous system injury — suggesting that these cells may play a critical role in battling Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, meningitis, and other neurological diseases, and in supporting healthy mental functioning.

By harnessing the power of the cells, known as “type 2 innate lymphocytes” (ILC2s), doctors may be able to develop new treatments for neurological diseases, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries, as well as migraines, the researchers suggest. They also suspect the cells may be the missing link connecting the brain and the microbiota in our guts, a relationship that has been shown to be important in the development of Parkinson’s disease.

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19:16

Apple’s first AI paper focuses on creating ‘superrealistic’ image recognition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Apple’s first paper on artificial intelligence, published Dec. 22 on arXiv (open access), describes a method for improving the ability of a deep neural network to recognize images.

To train neural networks to recognize images, AI researchers have typically labeled (identified or described) each image in a dataset. For example, last year, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers developed a deep-learning method to recognize images taken at regular intervals on a person’s wearable smartphone camera.

Example images from dataset of 40,000 egocentric images with their respective labels (credit: Daniel Castro et al./Georgia Institute of Technology)

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19:16

Why Trump Believes The First Amendment Has “Too Much Protection” For Free Speech "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Trump is once again caught in a hypocritical conundrum, this time with the first amendment.

“Our press is allowed to say whatever they want.”

President-elect Donald Trump seems to believe we need to make some changes to the first amendment.

In an interview with CBS, Trump was asked if he believes the First Amendment provides “too much protection.”

Trump responded by saying he would like to change the laws to make it easier to sue media companies. Strangely, the famous liar Donald Trump lamented that, under current law, “our press is allowed to say whatever they want.” The Guardian also reported on a few of Trump’s famous lies and slanders during his campaign.

NY Daily News also reported on how Trump’s Twitter lies undermine our democracy.

Trump recommends moving to a system like in England where someone who sues a media company has “a good chance of winning.”

Trump has recently threatened to...

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Fifth Anniversary Of NDAA “Indefinite Detention” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

On December 31, 2011, New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama signed into law the most constitutionally damaging law in American history, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.  This New Year’s Eve we note its 5th Anniversary. Previous annual appropriations bills funding national defense were mostly procedural but it was the addition of two sections, […]

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Satellite spots massive object hidden under the frozen wastes of Antarctica "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The huge and mysterious "anomaly" is thought to be lurking beneath the frozen wastes of an area called Wilkes Land. It stretches for a distance of 151 miles across and has a maximum depth of about 848 metres. Some researchers believe it is the remains of a truly massive asteroid which was more than twice the size of the Chicxulub space rock which wiped out the dinosaurs. If this explanation is true, it could mean this killer asteroid caused the Permian - Triassic extinction event which killed 96 percent of Earth's sea creatures and up to 70 percent of the vertebrate organisms living on land. However, the wilder minds of the internet have come up with their own theories, with some conspiracy theorists claiming it could be a massive UFO base or a portal to a mysterious underworld called the Hollow Earth. This "Wilkes Land gravity anomaly" was first uncovered in 2006, when NASA satellites spotted gravitational changes which indicated the presence of a huge object sitting in the middle of a 300 mile wide impact crater.

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Do You Think Prepping Has Died? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Do You Think Prepping Has Died? | RIP | News Articles Preparedness\Survival

Shortly after the 2016 election, I read an article by one of my blogging colleagues titled “Is Prepping Dead?”.  I felt so strongly about what she said that I shared her article throughout the social media, hoping that others would see it and continue their preparedness efforts.  Now, one month later, I can confirm that I too am seeing signs that prepping, while not dead, has certainly slowed down.  This seems odd to me since the likelihood of a disruptive event has not changed.  It is as strong now as ever.

What are those signals and why should we continue to be prepared and to proudly call ourselves “Preppers”?   Let me explain.

Signs and Signals That Prepping Has Slowed Down

Every legitimate blogger I know has a sickness called “check your stats”.  And, with the exception of the fear mongers and those pitching to extreme preppers, all of us have seen a sharp decline in blog traffic since the election.  In addition, most of the sponsors I deal with have told me sales are sharply down.

Another signal that prepping mania has slowed comes from the many emails and comments I receive.  Lately, there has been a shift to homesteading and self-sufficient lifestyle questions.  Very little has come across my desk relative to a long-term disruptive event such as global economic collapse, EMP, or cyber attack.

Has prepping reached a saturation point?

To help answer this, I called my economics guru, George Ure, over at Urban Survival, to get his take on this matter.  To paraphrase, here is what he said.

Right or wrong, the stock market has soared these past six weeks.  This is in spite of fundamentals that do not make sense.  We have a national debt problem that is not going away anytime soon, automation and robots are still gobbling up manufacturing jobs, and health...

19:12

George Soros: Open Society needs defending, I can't control EU anymore "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Well before Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, I sent a holiday greeting to my friends that read: "These times are not business as usual. Wishing you the best in a troubled world." Now I feel the need to share this message with the rest of the world. But before I do, I must tell you who I am and what I stand for. I am an 86-year-old Hungarian Jew who became a US citizen after the end of World War II. I learned at an early age how important it is what kind of political regime prevails. The formative experience of my life was the occupation of Hungary by Hitler's Germany in 1944. I probably would have perished had my father not understood the gravity of the situation. He arranged false identities for his family and for many other Jews; with his help, most survived. In 1947, I escaped from Hungary, by then under Communist rule, to England. As a student at the London School of Economics, I came under the influence of the philosopher Karl Popper, and I developed my own philosophy, built on the twin pillars of fallibility and reflexivity. I distinguished between two kinds of political regimes: those in which people elected their leaders, who were then supposed to look after the interests of the electorate, and others where the rulers sought to manipulate their subjects to serve the rulers' interests. Under Popper's influence, I called the first kind of society open, the second, closed. The classification is too simplistic. There are many degrees and variations throughout history, from well-functioning models to failed states, and many different levels of government in any particular situation. Even so, I find the distinction between the two regime types useful. I became an active promoter of the former and opponent of the latter. I find the current moment in history very painful. Open societies are in crisis, and various forms of closed societies - from fascist dictatorships to mafia states - are on the rise. How could this happen? The only explanation I can find is that elected leaders failed to meet voters' legitimate expectations and aspirations and that this failure led electorates to become disenchanted with the prevailing versions of democracy and capitalism. Quite simply, many people felt that the elites had stolen their democracy.

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Researcher found a severe flaw in the MONyog monitoring tool "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A security expert discovered a vulnerability in the MONyog tool that could be exploited by a normal user to elevate his privilege access.

The security researcher and penetration tester Mutail Mohamed (@muleyl) discovered a vulnerability in the MONyog, the most secure and scalable MySQL monitoring tool of the server monitoring tool.

The flaw resides in the session management on Monyog application, it could be exploited by a normal user to elevate his privilege access by altering the session.

MONyog flaw

The exploitation of the flaw is very simple, the user just has to change the perimeters in the cookie store at that session.

The value associated with a normal user is 0, attackers can change it to 1 to gain admin privileges.

The researcher demonstrated that is to elevate privileges by manipulating the value of the following Cookie parameters;

  • HasServerEdit
  • IsAdmin

The hack will allow the user to create roles, view the passwords stored in the setup and change other settings via the admin section.

Below a video PoC of the exploitation of the flaw.

I reached the researcher for a comment:
“Since this is a commercial application and organizations pay for this, they At least need something secure and worth that price. ” explained Mutail.
“The organization could have a huge impact on this, because if let’s say a normal user goes rogue, he could get admin level access to organizations network. Since this application does use LDAP authentication. “
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19:08

Bizarre Backstory of the Alleged Berlin Truck Attacker’s Identification "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Vin Armani Another supposed terrorist leaves his identification at the crime scene? In this video, Vin Armani breaks down the weird news stories about...

19:08

Barbed Wire or Rope? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is a moment that arrives when the fear of the unknown is less terrifying than the knowledge of the known, at that instant a decision is made and in a flash life takes a new direction.

Leaving normal is frowned upon by those who profit from or believe they make the wheels of normal turn and the crowd begs for the chains of safety and security, because as we all know, safety first is the cry of the hopelessly indoctrinated. I never did understand what safety has to do with the unknown, so society in their collective superiority created an explanation for my own good.

Society made lists of rules to be obeyed with strict guidelines and regulations complete with detailed punishments for disobeying.

As the leadership brags about the freedoms and the security their untrained, heavily armed enforcement professionals have kept for them, they ignore the average Joe that is expected to do as they are commanded by a stranger with what appears to be a shiny badge and a loaded weapon.

Its barbed wire or rope

19:05

Fox News Enjoys Best Year Ever as ESPN Suffers Through a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Fox News covered politics as a competition in 2016. Viewers rewarded the network with the highest ratings on cable television. ESPN depicted competition as politics in 2016. Viewers punished them by ditching their subscriptions.

19:01

Fail Of The Week: How I Killed The HiPot Tester "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Have you ever wired up a piece of test equipment to a circuit or piece of equipment on your bench, only to have the dreaded magic smoke emerge when you apply power? [Steaky] did, and unfortunately for him the smoke was coming not from his circuit being tested but from a £2300 Clare H101 HiPot tester. His write-up details his search for the culprit, then looks at how the manufacturer might have protected the instrument.

This particular instrument has a guard circuit, a pair of contacts that have to be closed before it will proceed. So the switch box incorporated a relay to close them, and wiring was made to connect to the guard socket. At first it was thought that the circuit might run at mains voltage, but when it was discovered to be only 5V the decision was made to use a 3.5mm jack on the switch box. Inadvertently this was left with its sleeve earthed, which had the effect of shorting out a DC to DC converter in the HiPot tester and releasing the smoke. Fortunately then the converter could be replaced and the machine brought back to life, but it left questions about the design of the internal circuit. What was in effect a logic level sense line was in fact connected to a low current power supply, and even the most rudimentary of protection circuitry could have saved the day.

We all stand warned to be vigilant for this kind of problem, and kudos to [Steaky] for both owning up to this particular fail and writing such a good analysis of it.

Our Fail Of The Week series has plenty to entertain the reader who is not of a nervous disposition. This isn’t the first fail to feature a suspect bit of connector wiring, not an unexpected short or even some magic smoke.


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19:01

Welcome to Greater Israel! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While the presidential campaign was still in progress it was possible to think that there might be some positive change in America's broken foreign policy. Hillary Clinton was clearly the candidate of Washington Establishment hawkishness, while Donald Trump was declaring his disinclination for democracy and nation building overseas as well as promoting détente with Russia. Those of us who considered the foreign policy debacle to be the most dangerous issue confronting the country, particularly as it was also fueling domestic tyranny, tended to vote on the basis of that one issue in favor of Trump. On December 1st in Cincinnati, president-elect Donald Trump made some interesting comments about his post-electoral foreign policy plans. There were a lot of good things in it, including his citing of $6 trillion "wasted" in Mideast fights when "our goal is stability not chaos." And as for dealing with real enemies, he promised to "partner with any nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism..." He called it a "new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past" adding that "We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments, folks."

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Rare winter wildfire ignites despite snow on the ground in Delta, Alaska "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A winter wildfire broke out near the Delta Junction High School last week despite the presence of more than a foot of snow on the ground. The fire was spotted Dec. 20 by a woman walking her dog on the trails, according to a news release from the Alaska Division of Forestry. Fire management officer Mike Goyette went to the fire Dec. 21 and found it burning and smoldering in the duff — the layer of dead plant material in the soil. Goyette estimated the fire covered a 50-by-20-foot area and caused between 20 and 30 trees to tip over from having their roots burned. Goyette and a technician cut down the trees and put the burning moss and duff in a pile to burn itself out and keep the fire from spreading.

19:00

How I Healed An Open Wound Without Stitches "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How I Healed An Open Wound Without Stitches While working on my master herbalist degree, my German shepherd mixed breed dog named Ginger ended up with a tumor on her leg. The tumor grew to the size of an orange and was located in the middle of her leg, on the side. An x-ray showed…

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19:00

6 Lessons Learned Fighting Oppressive Regimes While Trying to Protect People And Planet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Terry Odendahl for Eco Watch - The U.S. may now find itself in a similar position as countries like the China, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Philippines, Russia, Venezuela and many others where authoritarians have been swept into power over the last decade. As a public citizen who wants to take action, should you join a national environmental organization or should you join a local group fighting a dam or fracking? As a donor, should you give to a big environmental group lobbying in DC or to a local minority-action group trying to force their city council to clean up their drinking water? We will definitely need mass national mobilizations and we'll also need numerous local actions.

19:00

A Good Poem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A good poem is the one that makes you think;
When it makes you see everyday things in new light;
When it ferries your soul beyond the ink,
And moves your hand to pick up your own pen and write.

A good poem is the one that tells you
One thing but means something totally different.
The meaning hides in a picture or two.
You have to read many times to get the intent.

It uses a lot of imagery.
It stretches your imagination way beyond
Your own depths to speak of the mysteries
Of the gods, mankind, the universe and their bond.

A good poem is highly quotable.
The words are simple, but the message is profound.
It can touch as many as possible.
Its meaning transcends the barriers in which we're bound.

A good poem is far better than this one.
For though it is written in fixed rhythm and rhyme,
It lacks wordplay, imagery and pun.
It's mere prose penned in half sentences in each line.

But that's just me and my philosophy:
I say what I don't mean, and mean what I don't say
In poetry. You don't have to follow me.
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18:58

Scientists Reveal A Massive, 1-Million-Year-Old Artificial Underground Complex "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most archaeologists and historians agree that human civilization only emerged some 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. Yet many researchers have drawn attention to artifacts and various other evidence of advanced civilizations long before this, even millions of years earlier. Among them is Dr. Alexander Koltypin, a geologist and director of the Natural Science Research Center at Moscow’s

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18:58

A Religion For Our Times "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The mix of religion and politics in the turmoil of the world today reminds us how little real progress has been made in civilization over the centuries.

18:57

Some Of Mike Pence’s New D.C. Neighbors Are ‘Taunting Him’ With Rainbow Flags "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Petty. Pence has not been a supporter of gay marriage. Just like Obama and Clinton weren’t until fairly recently. Donald Trump has already opined that he believes since the Supreme Court passed its decision that gay marriage is now law, and has said he has no intention of reopening the question. So what is this […]

18:57

100% Of U.S. 'Warming' is due to NOAA data tampering "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Climate Central just ran this piece, which the Washington Post picked up on. They claimed the US was "overwhelmingly hot" in 2016, and temperatures have risen 1,5°F since the 19th century. The U.S. Has Been Overwhelmingly Hot This Year | Climate Central The first problem with their analysis is that the US had very little hot weather in 2016. The percentage of hot days was below average, and ranked 80th since 1895. Only 4.4% of days were over 95°F, compared with the long term average of 4.9%. Climate Central is conflating mild temperatures with hot ones.

18:56

Duterte responds to U.S. envoy's "destabilization blueprint": "They're all spies!" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The outspoken president of the Philippines has lashed out at the former US ambassador to the country, who reportedly left a 'blueprint to destabilize' the country's government when leaving his post in November. President Rodrigo Duterte said all ambassadors play a part in their respective countries' spying operations, but American ambassadors have a "forte" for undermining the government of their host countries. "Most of the ambassadors of the United States, but not all, are not really professional ambassadors. At the same time they are spying, they are connected with the CIA," Duterte said in an interview with CNN Philippines. Duterte was commenting on a Tuesday report in the Manila Times, which claimed that Philip Goldberg, who resigned in November his position as the US ambassador to the Pacific nation, has left behind a detailed plan on how to undermine the Philippines government and oust its president.

18:56

Hypocritical US pretends to care about justice by acting as global policeman of the business world "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Handing out multibillion-dollar fines right and left to domestic and foreign financial giants, the United States has taken on the role of the unforgiving global cop of the business world. In stark contrast to the relative inertia of white-collar law enforcement in Europe, Washington most recently brought the hammer down on Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, which sold junk-filled, mortgage-backed securities ahead of the 2008 financial meltdown. Deutsche Bank has agreed to a payout of $7.2 billion, while Credit Suisse settled for $5.3 billion to resolve American authorities' allegations and avoid the lengthy headache of a trial. Comment: To these extremely wealthy multi-national banking corporations, those amounts pretty much amount to a slap on the wrist, so the US government is hardly "laying down the law" on Big Banking. Instead of dragging financial firms to court, the US has taken them to the cashier.

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18:55

EXCLUSIVE – Palestinian Official: We’ve Talked With White House About More UN Action On Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this handout photo provided by the Palestinian Press Office, President Mahmoud Abbas meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry November 24, 2015 in Ramallah, West Bank. (Photo by Osama Falah/PPO via Getty Images)
TEL AVIV -- The Palestinian Authority has been in contact with the Obama administration and European countries about the possibility of brining another resolution before the UN Security Council for vote before President Obama leaves office next month, a senior PA official told Breitbart Jerusalem.

18:54

Mainstream Media is Now Whining About the “Fake News” Hysteria It Created "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After coming under attack, the alternative media successfully appropriated and reassigned the now ubiquitous term “fake news” to a variety of disingenuous mainstream media outlets. The corporate media is not too happy about this, and it’s doing what it does best (aside from cheerleading for war); it’s whining about it to its readers.

Nothing more perfectly highlights the mainstream media’s instinctual response to complain than an article published on Christmas Day in The New York Times, which reinvents history by claiming alternative media is to blame for turning “fake news” into an overly expansive and thus meaningless term. Here are a few excerpts:

WASHINGTON — The C.I.A., the F.B.I. and the White House may all agree that Russia was behind the hacking that interfered with the election. But that was of no import to the website Breitbart News, which dismissed reports on the intelligence assessment as “left-wing fake news.”

Rush Limbaugh has diagnosed a more fundamental problem. “The fake news is the everyday news” in the mainstream media, he said on his radio show recently. “They just make it up.”

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18:53

The Final Wave of Souls is Here & It's Going to Change Everything "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Before proceeding, you may want to read Part One and Part Two of the series (not necessary in order to enjoy this piece).

The Wave of the Future: The long awaited Third Wave of virgin Souls is now finally incarnating on Earth. 

In fact, most Souls incarnating today are Third Wavers or their forerunners, to help accommodate for the next step in the evolution and expansion of the human consciousness.

The First few forerunners started to arrive roughly 100 years ago as scouts to make preparations for the Third Wave. Their talents were many and varied and appropriate for the task.


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Nearly 450 drug charges overturned in Philadelpia after crooked cops were caught framing innocent people "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Leroy Gonzalez says that he spent over two years in jail after he was framed by crooked cops and wrongfully convicted of a drug charge. While Gonzalez sat in jail, the officers that arrested him continued their spree of corruption until it eventually caught up with them, resulting in a corruption investigation. Unsurprisingly, after being investigated by their own agency, the officers were acquitted and allowed to return to their jobs in July of 2015. However, their luck ran out when one of the officers in question, Officer Jeffrey Walker ended up getting caught in a drug-related robbery. In court, Walker quickly turned on his partners, and admitted that officers Thomas Liciardello, Michael Spicer and Perry Betts regularly planted evidence and framed innocent people. When Gonzalez learned that the officers who framed him were under suspicion of corruption, he filed his own lawsuit in relation to his two years spent behind bars.

18:52

Flashpoint: At least 4 soldiers killed in Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Officials say at least four soldiers were killed and several others wounded in a border clash between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces early on December 29. Armenia's Defense Ministry said three of its servicemen were killed and several wounded in a shoot-out prompted by what it described as an infiltration attempt by Azerbaijani troops at the northeastern section of the border between the two South Caucasus countries. Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said one of its troops was killed in fighting. Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovannisian wrote on Facebook that sniper rifles and grenade launchers were used in fighting near the Armenian village of Chinari.

18:51

In The Footsteps Of Refugees: Berlin-Aleppo Peace March Begins "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Staff of Euro News - Hundreds of activists set off from Berlin on Monday on a three and a half month march to Aleppo to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Before setting off, Caspar explained why he was taking part: “It’s Christmas and it is nice to spend time with family, but we also have to raise awareness that in other parts of the world people are struggling and that we could do something to make their lives better.” Jaber, who is Syrian, was also passionate about the march, saying: “This affects me personally. The march and the people are here to express their humanity and I want to contribute to it.

18:51

Shekau Appears in New Video, Debunks Nigerian Army Claim of Crushing Boko Haram "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bok Haram Leader,Abubakar Shekau

Bok Haram Leader,Abubakar Shekau


LAGOS DECEMBER 29TH (URHOBOTODAY)- Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video to debunk Nigeria’s government claims that the group has been crushed and flushed out of its Sambisa forest stronghold.
“We are safe. We have not been flushed out of anywhere. And tactics and strategies cannot reveal our location except if Allah wills by his decree,” Shekau said in the 25-minute video, flanked by armed fighters.

“You should not be telling lies to the people,” he said, referring to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who said on Christmas Eve that the extremist group had been defeated and driven away from the forest, its last known bastion.
“If you indeed crushed us, how can you see me like this? How many times have you killed us in your bogus death?” he asked.
It was not immediately clear where the new video was shot, but Shekau who spoke in both Hausa and Arabic said it was filmed on Christmas Day.
Shekau last appeared in a video in September where he disputed a claim by the Nigerian military that he had been wounded in battle.
He vowed to continue fighting on until an Islamic state was imposed in northern Nigeria.
“Our aim is to establish an Islamic Caliphate and we have our own Caliphate, we are not part of Nigeria.”
Buhari had announced that a months-long military campaign in the 1,300 square-kilometre (500 square-mile) forest in northeastern Borno state had led to the “final crushing of Boko Haram terrorists in their last enclave in Sambisa Forest”.
The government in Abuja and the military have frequently claimed victories against the Islamic State group affiliate but access to the epicentre of the conflict is strictly controlled.
That has made independent verification of official statements about victories virtually impossible.
Attacks have meanwhile continued, making claims of defeating Boko Haram questionable despite undoubted progress in pushing back the group.
The Boko Haram’s insurgency has killed at least 20,000 and forced some 2.6 million others to flee their homes since 2009.
The violence has sparked a dire humanitarian crisis in the region, with thousands of children facing the risk of famine and starvation.
The GUARDIAN

18:50

30 Day Ab And Squat Challenge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you are like most people you are looking for an easy way to tone your abs, butt, thighs, and legs. These are the areas of the body that most  Full Article »

18:49

Trump’s Uncertain New World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The only certainty about Donald Trump’s incoming administration is the uncertainty that will attend it. Remaining unpredictable may be a successful tactic in business, but it is an unsettling, even dangerous, trait for a US president.

18:47

China: Terror attack on Communist Party office in Xinjiang kills 1 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Attackers drove a car into a government building in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday and set off explosives, killing one person while all four of the assailants were shot dead, the regional government said. Hundreds of people have been killed in recent years in resource-rich Xinjiang, on the borders of central Asia, in violence between the Muslim Uighur people who call the region home and Han Chinese who are China's ethnic majority. The government has blamed the unrest on Islamist militants, though rights groups and exiles say anger at Chinese controls on the religion and culture of Uighurs is more to blame for the unrest. China denies any repression in Xinjiang. The Xinjiang government said in a short statement on its main news website that the incident occurred just before 5pm in Karakax county, deep in southern Xinjiang's Uighur heartland.

18:47

Facebook confesses it has given British government personal details of thousands of users "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Social media giant Facebook has confessed to giving the personal details of thousands of its users to the British government this year. Facebook says that officials requested access to 7,199 profiles between January and June of 2016 - a 30 percent increase on last year. The social media giant says it was asked to provide data from 6,039 accounts related to criminal proceedings, and another 1,160 were requested under an emergency clause that mandates the release of data in cases when there is an "imminent risk of serious injury or death." Facebook admitted that it handed over data in 87 percent of cases, but says it turned down hundreds of requests from UK officials for being"overly broad or vague."

18:45

National Movement Demanding End Of Monetary Bail "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Sarah Lazare for AlterNet - For the nearly 8,000 people locked up in Cook County jail, and the 2,400 on house arrest, the presumption of innocence until proven guilty effectively does not exist. Roughly 95 percent of those incarcerated have not faced trial or conviction of any kind, the vast majority of them ensnared simply because they are unable to afford bond. Those forced to languish in indefinite detention are disproportionately African American, and their pretrial punishments can permanently set their lives off-course, causing them to lose jobs, custody of their children, their housing, and even their lives.

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You can now edit 4K videos for free with OpenShot 2.2 video editor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You can now edit your 4K videos with OpenShot 2.2 free video editing software

Next time you shoot a 4K video with your all new 4K ready smartphone or DSLR camera you don’t to worry about the lags, blushes or shakes. One of the main problems with 4K adoption was the issue of editing 4K videos because the software available in the market is expensive and out of reach of most users. Now you can do 4K video edits for fre...

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US Houses Of Worship Create ‘Underground Railroad’ For Undocumented Immigrants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this photo taken on Aug. 28, 2011, undocumented immigrant Maria Romero, holds her 8-month-old daughter Crista while she reads her Bible during a Disciples of Christ Sunday worship service. (AP/Nick Oza)

In this photo taken on Aug. 28, 2011, undocumented immigrant Maria Romero, holds her 8-month-old daughter Crista while she reads her Bible during a Disciples of Christ Sunday worship service. (AP/Nick Oza)

(REPORT) — A new kind of “underground railroad” for undocumented immigrants is seeing a rebirth since Donald Trump was elected into office.

The “underground railroad” of U.S. churches protecting undocumented immigrants promises to grow more and more Latino and more cross-faith since Donald Trump was elected as the next President.

The network now has 450 houses of worship, including churches, mosques and synagogues, across the country — more than double the number pre-election — which promise to offer sanctuary to immigrants pursued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, not counting the hundreds more donating money and services.

“We’re in a different universe now,” Reverend Alexia Salvatierra of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America told the New York Times. “We don’t need the white people to rescue us, thank you very much. We need to be in partnership.”

She has seen a spike in volunteers since the Sanctuary Movement that first began in the 1960s was revived under President Barack Obama’s administration, which deported about three million undocumented immigrants — a record number. Many of the congregations, some led by immigrants, serve their own members, and synagogues and mosques are organizing to participate, as well.

In recent years, thousands of Latino churches have also become actively involved in protecting immigrants, added Pastor Salvatierra. This stands in contrast to the 1980s, when mostly white Protestant churches filled this role.

The network began during the Vietnam War to keep authorities away from conscientious objectors and expanded to protect Central Americans fleeing violence in the 1980s. Now, places of wor...

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Trump’s Frightening Picks For U.S. Policy In The Middle East "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Stephen Zunes for The Progressives - Among the many disturbing appointments by President-elect Donald Trump are the people charged with conducting U.S. policy in the Middle East. Trump’s ignorance of the region will make him even more dependent on his advisers than most Presidents. And that’s not good news. Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, as with other oil men who have taken leading positions dealing with U.S. Mideast policy, will presumably favor close relations with Arab despots, even if they are terrible on human rights. However, as CEO of ExxonMobil, he would likely oppose actions that could destabilize the region, and respect the views of State Department professionals who provide analysis and advice.

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“I Can Prove That It Was NOT an Airplane” That Hit The Pentagon – Major General Albert N. Stubblebine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

“How easy is it for you to shift your belief system from ‘I totally believe in my government’ to ‘Oh My God! What’s going on?’  That’s exactly where I went  Full Article »

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Evidence-free Intelligence Accusations? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The U.S. media circus orchestra, conducted by maestro John Brennan, made a herculean effort to divert attention from the content of the emails, by confecting a successful story line that diverted attention to "the Russians," blaming them for "hacking" highly embarrassing (albeit authentic) emails depicting the screwing of Sanders.

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LGBT Protections And Amnesty Measures Top WH List Of Obama’s ‘Social Progress’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No, giving amnesty to people who break the law doesn’t count as an accomplishment or ‘progress’… Via Daily Caller: In an effort to solidify President Barack Obama’s legacy, the White House released Monday a list of Obama’s “Social Progress and Equality” accomplishments. Protections for gay couples and measures preventing illegal immigrants from deportation topped the […]

18:37

Nadal beats Berdych on return to action "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rafael Nadal beat Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-4 in his first match since October at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. The Spaniard, who ended last season early because of a wrist injury, will now play Milos Raonic in the semi-final of the Abu Dhabi exhibition event. World number one Andy Murray starts his preparation for the […]

The post Nadal beats Berdych on return to action appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

18:36

EPL: Chelsea out to stoke title dreams "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chelsea can take another step towards English football history when they host Stoke City on Saturday, as the Premier League’s jam-packed festive schedule rumbles into 2017. Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Boxing Day was their 12th in succession, leaving them two wins short of Arsenal’s overall top-flight record of 14, set over two seasons […]

The post EPL: Chelsea out to stoke title dreams appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

18:36

Are We Doomed to Keep Making the Same Mistakes…Or Will We Learn from History? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Washington’s Blog

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We Should Have Known …

We’ve known for 5,000 years that mass spying on one’s own people is usually aimed at grabbing power and crushing dissent, not protecting us from bad guys.

We’ve known for 4,000 years that debts need to be periodically written down, or the entire economy will collapse. And see this.

We’ve known for 2,500 years that prolonged war bankrupts an economy.

We’ve known for 2,000 years that wars are based on lies.

We’ve known for 1,900 years that runaway inequality destroys societies.

We’ve known for...

Are We Doomed to Keep Making the Same Mistakes…Or Will We Learn from History? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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We Should Have Known …

We’ve known for 5,000 years that mass spying on one’s own people is usually aimed at grabbing power and crushing dissent, not protecting us from bad guys.

We’ve known for 4,000 years that debts need to be periodically written down, or the entire economy will collapse. And see this.

We’ve known for 2,500 years that prolonged war bankrupts an economy.

We’ve known for 2,000 years that wars are based on lies.

We’ve known for 1,900 years that runaway inequality destroys societies.

We’ve known for 1,700 years that torture is a form of terrorism.

We’ve known for thousands of years that debasing currencies leads to economic collapse.

We’ve known for......

18:36

The Elite Don’t Want You to Know How Powerful You Are "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Some people know how advanced technology is held back from the people which could eliminate all starvation and death associated with drinking contaminated water. Only a minority of people know about how the world was sentenced to follow the Newtonian science which is incomplete and outdated instead of embracing quantum physics which is exotic and capable of bringing average people what seems like great miracles. And only a rare minority understand how personal power derived from the quantum physics in the Bible, as practiced and demonstrated by Jesus, are available to all believers.

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18:35

Syria Cease-Fire To Take Effect At Midnight On Dec. 30 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Staff of Reuters - MOSCOW/ANKARA, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a ceasefire between Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government starting at midnight on Thursday. The parties were also prepared to start peace talks, Putin said, after Moscow, Iran and Turkey expressed readiness to broker a deal to settle the nearly six-year-old Syrian war. The Syrian army announced a nationwide halt to fighting but said Islamic State and ex-Nusra Front militants and all groups linked to them would be excluded from the deal. It did not say which unnamed groups would be excluded. Several rebel officials told Reuters they had agreed to the ceasefire, due to come into effect at 2200 GMT on Thursday.

18:35

What is Henry Kissinger Up To? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Can The American People Defeat The Oligarchy That Rules Them? Director of the FBI Reopens Hillary Case What Is At Stake In The Election Reality Disconnect

What is Henry Kissinger Up To? Paul Craig Roberts The English language Russian news agency, Sputnik, reports that former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is advising US president-elect Donald Trump how to “bring the United States and Russia closer together to offset China’s military buildup.” Sputnik News If we take this report at face value,…

The post What is Henry Kissinger Up To? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Fifth Anniversary Of NDAA “Indefinite Detention” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Harold Pease On December 31, 2011, New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama signed into law the most constitutionally damaging law in American history, the...

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Trump meets with CEOs of top non-profit hospitals to discuss overhauling health care for veterans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President-elect Donald Trump met at his Florida resort on Wednesday with leaders of top U.S. nonprofit hospital systems to discuss overhauling health care for veterans, including by allowing them to more readily visit hospitals outside the Veterans Affairs system. The group weighed public-private partnerships and other options that would make it possible for veterans to go to any hospital for care, inside the VA system or outside of it, a senior transition official said after the meeting. Some veterans advocacy groups have cautioned against expanding access to care outside the government-run hospitals under the Veterans Health Administration, fearing the system may be weakened by privatization. The VA system spends about $70 billion a year on medical care, offering a potential windfall to private hospitals if more veterans are allowed into their beds. John Noseworthy, chief executive officer of the Mayo Clinic; Paul Rothman, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine; David Torchiana, CEO of Partners HealthCare; and Toby Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, whom Trump interviewed for VA secretary, traveled to Palm Beach for the meeting. A restructuring consultant, Marc Sherman of the firm Alvarez & Marsal, also participated, according to the transition official, who described the meeting on condition of anonymity. A person close to Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter said he also participated in a meeting with Trump and the health-care executives. Perlmutter has contributed $50 million to New York University Langone Medical Center, where the cancer center is named for him and his wife.

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Much needed change: France poised for pro-Russia pivot "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When France elects a new president in the spring, Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely gain an ally in the heart of Europe. The two leading candidates, François Fillon and Marine Le Pen, are both avowed opponents of sanctions meant to punish Moscow for its annexation of part of Ukraine and its support for rebels in the country's east. Russia's bombing of Syria's onetime commercial capital of Aleppo—called a war crime by France's current leaders—hasn't deterred either politician from urging closer ties between Paris and Moscow. The victory of either candidate in the May election threatens to blow a hole in Europe's sanctions against Moscow, which are a centerpiece of the Continent's strategy for containing Russia's military assertiveness.

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Music in the Brain: The First Imaging Genetic Study Linking Dopaminergic Genes to Music "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sounds, such as music and noise, are capable of reliably affecting individuals' moods and emotions, possibly by regulating brain dopamine, a neurotransmitter strongly involved in emotional behavior and mood regulation.

However, the relationship of sound environments with mood and emotions is highly variable across individuals. A putative source of variability is genetic background.

In this regard, a new imaging genetics study directed by Professor Elvira Brattico from Aarhus University and conducted in two Italian hospitals in collaboration with the University of Helsinki (Finland) has provided the first evidence that the effects of music and noise on affective behavior and brain physiology are associated with genetically determined dopamine functionality.

This suggests techies are hard-wired on a genetic level to dislike certain kinds of music.

T. Quarto, et al. Interaction between DRD2 variation and sound environment on mood and emotion-related brain activity. Neuroscience, 2017; 341: 9 DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.11.010


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Bizarre Backstory of the Alleged Berlin Truck Attacker’s Identification "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Vin Armani Another supposed terrorist leaves his identification at the crime scene? In this video, Vin Armani breaks down the weird news stories about…

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Video: FSB bust ISIS-linked group planning terror attacks in Moscow "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has foiled the activity of an Islamic State-linked group in republic of Dagestan. The cell was was planning attacks in … Via Youtube

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Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam committed suicide: coroner "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The death of Rashaan Salaam, a winner of college football’s Heisman Trophy whose body was found in a city park this month in Boulder, Colorado, was ruled a suicide by a county coroner on Thursday. Salaam, 42, died from a gunshot wound to the head, the Boulder County Coroner’s Office…


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‘Death Star of e-commerce’: Amazon’s plans for delivery drone motherships (PICTURE) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Retail giant Amazon has set out its vision for future deliveries in a new patent application, describing how airborne blimps could one day release armies of drones to transport packages to customers. Described as an “airborne fulfillment center” in the December 22 filing to the US Patent & Trademark Office, the contraption resembles a Zeppelin […]

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Haven’t heard from this fella for a while "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tapestry

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Santos. Some excellent material. Countries are corporations owned by Rome.

Birth explained. Law. History. Sent in by Rats.

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Mole Reveals Terrorist Group’s Violent Plans For U.S. Inauguration Day (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mole Reveals Terrorist Group’s Violent Plans For U.S. Inauguration Day (VIDEO) | trump-mole-inauguration-day | Multimedia Politics Protestors & Activists Special Interests Trump

By: The Voice of Reason |

 

For anyone who hasn’t already heard, several different far-left activist groups including but not limited to Rising Tide North America, Showing up For Racial Justice, and of course the ever-popular Black Lives Matter are actively engaged at this very moment in various stages of planning for a violent uprising on Donald Trump‘s Inauguration Day.

In a recent article that can be found at ipatriot.com, President-elect Trump’s close friend Roger Stone confirmed precisely what I’ve been warning about since at least this past June. Stone says that one of his undercover operatives was recently able to infiltrate a J-20 Committee planning session, which is the committee responsible for helping the #DisruptJ20 movement “create a sense of crisis” both in Washington D.C., and elsewhere around the country during the President-Elect’s Inauguration. So far, the operative has revealed the following:

At approximately 12:30, and immediately after the inauguration, a group...

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Trump to Privatize VA After Getting Caught Without a Better Plan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Media Spokesperson, HealthMax Group President elect Donald Trump has become famous for, among other things, claiming that Democrats do not care about US The post Trump to Privatize VA After Getting Caught Without a Better Plan appeared first on Top US & World News | Susanne Posel.

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18:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As Cam often reminds us:  you can’t buy an election.   But to become mayor on less than $1000 is a whole new level of achievement. With just $750 spent on his mayoral campaign, Upper Hutt’s Wayne Guppy’s reputation for economic prudence has only been further cemented. The required detailing of local body election donations […]

The post Face of the Day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Special Report: 2017 Top Tech to Watch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here are some of the technologies you’ll be reading about this year Illustration: Mark Montgomery

18:29

Learning to Love a Multipolar World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The only sane way forward for the US is vigorous global cooperation to realize the potential of twenty-first-century science and technology to slash poverty, disease, and environmental threats. The rise of regional powers is not a threat to the US, but an opportunity for a new era of prosperity and constructive problem solving.

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Despite complete absence of evidence of hacking, Obama will soon announce retaliatory measures against Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to the albeit dubious Washington Post, the Obama administration will soon announce retaliatory measures against Russia for the putative role it played installing Donald Trump in the White House. Once again citing unnamed "U.S. officials," the Post reports the punitive moves "are expected to include covert action that will probably involve cyber-operations," and the public will learn precisely what's planned "as early as this week." Of course, laughably unexplained by the Post is how these officials feel announcing covert actions to the public would be to the advantage of the administration — but the outlet has of late displayed a penchant for providing tangible information — including, most glaringly, on the topic of Russian interference in the U.S. election. That Russian State actors meddled in the election — in particular, by hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta's emails to provide information to Wikileaks — has yet to be backed by even a shred of legitimate evidence. In fact, the Post and New York Times published articles citing unnamed officials from the CIA, who ostensibly concluded Russia — and President Vladimir Putin, himself — 'hacked the election,' without providing the most basic explanation for how this was possible, who had done so, or why the hack was undertaken. Yet, countless left-leaning corporate presstitutes parroted the report as if it constituted established fact.

18:23

“This Day In History: U.S. Army Massacres Indians at Wounded Knee” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

“This Day In History: 
U.S. Army Massacres Indians at Wounded Knee”

“On this day in 1890, in the final chapter of America’s long Indian wars, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Throughout 1890, the U.S. government worried about the increasing influence at Pine Ridge of the Ghost Dance spiritual movement, which taught that Indians had been defeated and confined to reservations because they had angered the gods by abandoning their traditional customs. Many Sioux believed that if they practiced the Ghost Dance and rejected the ways of the white man, the gods would create the world anew and destroy all non-believers, including non-Indians. On December 15, 1890, reservation police tried to arrest Sitting Bull, the famous Sioux chief, who they mistakenly believed was a Ghost Dancer, and killed him in the process, increasing the tensions at Pine Ridge.

On December 29, the U.S. Army’s 7th cavalry surrounded a band of Ghost Dancers under the Sioux Chief Big Foot near Wounded Knee Creek and demanded they surrender their weapons. As that was happening, a fight broke out between an Indian and a U.S. soldier and a shot was fired, although it’s unclear from which side. In a ravine near Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, the U.S. Army, supported by American Indian mercenaries, slaughtered approximately 300 Lakota men, women and children- 75% of Big Foot's Lakota community. They had already surrendered when they were brought to Wounded Knee by the army. The U.S. troops turned their weapons- including 4 rapid-fire Hotchkiss guns- against clearly defeated warriors and innocent women, children and old men. The cavalry lost 25 men.

The conflict at Wounded Knee was originally referred to as a battle, but....

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Why Kenya’s cattle raids are getting deadlier "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Al Jazeera

The infiltration of illegal firearms has led to a rise in violent cattle raids.Pastoralists are now arming themselves.


An armed herder from a village in Baringo County drives his cattle to grazing fields [Anthony Langat/Al Jazeera]

Baringo County, Kenya – On a morning in mid-November, 16-year-old Richard left his father’s cluster of huts with a loaded AK-47.

He drove a dozen cattle from their village of Sinoni, in the hilly region of Mochongoi, along a footpath snaking west through shrubs. He was headed for grazing fields by a river which divides his Tugen and the Pokot tribe.

Richard, like most herders from his village, takes a gun whenever he drives cattle to the river.

He keeps his gun cocked: one bullet in the chamber, eight more in the magazine. He always runs into Pokot herders by the river, and although they have never attacked him, he needs to be prepared. Pokot raiders have stormed his village in the past.

“You never know when they will turn on you, kill you and take your livestock,” says Richard, who gave only his first name out of fear of being arrested for owning an illegal firearm.

In greater Baringo County, where the land, arid and rocky, is non-arable, the majority of Tugen who live there have traditionally been livestock farmers. Once nomadic, these days families usually live in one place, while herders, mostly men, move in search of pasture and water.

Kenya’s pastoralist communities have long considered cattle rustling a cultural practice, according to a 2011 Kenya Human Rights Commission report. In the past, warriors would wield crude weapons such as spears, swords and bows and arrows to steal livestock, but they rarely killed people.

Livestock is a symbol of wealth; stealing cattle was considered a means to elevate one’s status.

But in the past few decades, in West Pokot, Baringo, Laikipia, Turkana and Samburu counties, in northwestern and central Kenya, cattle raids have escalated, fuelled by the proliferation of small arms smuggled into the country. A 2015 Kenya Police report indicates that cattle raiders’ weapons originate from neighbouring countries with internal strife, particularly Somalia and South Sudan.

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Antarctic mystery unveiled — new evidence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Did an ancient civilization once exist on Antarctica?

(INTELLIHUB) —  “Once the Turkish Navy’s advanced navigation tool,” the Piri Reis Map was “lost for over four centuries” before being rediscovered in 1929, according to Ancient Aliens TV.

The Piri Reis Map detail the Antarctic continents northern ridge and predates all other known drawings.

Shockingly yet even another map exists, crafted at a later date, which details rivers and lakes in Antarctica recently confirmed by satellite imagery to actually exist.

So was Antarctica transformed by earth changes at one point which led to the demise of an ancient culture?

Is this why the U.S. Navy traversed the icy region with a massive fleet of ships to in 1946 and 1947 during Operation High Jump?

The post Antarctic mystery unveiled — new evidence appeared first on Intellihub.

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Small Changes Yield Big Results in Your Personal Finance – Scott Studer Interview "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Small Changes Yield Big Results in Your Personal Finance - Scott Studer Interview

Sometimes in life you just need that one more little push to try something new with one step that ends up really changing your life for the better. That's the discussion today with the author of a new book "Small Changes, Big Results: 26 Simple Changes to Improve your Faith, Finances, Health, and Relationships". We talk a lot in FMT about ditching the rat race and 9-5 lifestyle; Scotty is on his way ouf of his day job by diversifying income and has been following some leaders that helped him and is ready to help you with his advice.

TOPICS IN THIS INTERVIEW:
00:45 The Turning point to improving Your Life
05:00 Approaching the level of Quitting 9-5
06:00 Having Spending Plan is better than a Budget
09:20 Bucking the mainstream financial advice
10:00 Cash Value life insurance, Diversifying income
14:00 How Scotty improved his health with Nutrition
15:30 Drinking more water instead of Soda
17:30 Parenting Style Changes, Being Positive
20:20 Improving Relationships: Small Changes Effect

18:22

Libpng Updates Fix 21-Year-Old Null Dereference Bug "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Libpng 1.6.27, 1.5.28, 1.4.20, 1.2.57, and 1.0.67 were all released today to fix a pointer null dereference bug dating back to 1995...

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Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG ATTITUDE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

.... and a wonderful 2017 to our readers
If 2016 was just the entree, let's pull the seat belts extra tight for 2017.
Good luck & happy landings to readers for this enigmatic new year.

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T-cells dripped into the brain help man fight a deadly brain cancer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease - another first in this promising field. The type of immunotherapy that 50-year-old Richard Grady received already has helped some people with blood cancers such as leukemia. But the way he was given it is new, and may allow its use not just for brain tumors but also other cancers that can spread, such as breast and lung. Grady was the first person to get the treatment dripped through a tube into a space in the brain where spinal fluid is made, sending it down the path the cancer traveled to his spine. He had "a remarkable response" that opens the door to wider testing, said Dr. Behnam Badie, neurosurgery chief at City of Hope, a cancer center in Duarte, California, where Grady was treated. The case is reported in this week's New England Journal of Medicine.

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Angola – Dos Santos daughter cleared by court to head Sonangol "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guardian (Lagos)

By AFP   |   29 December 2016   |   4:56 pm
(FILES) This file photo taken on May 3, 2014 shows Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos attending an art exhibition in Porto, northern Portugal. Now that Isabel dos Santos, Africa's wealthiest woman, has been named head of Angola's oil company she could soon be headed for more power -- but this time in politics, experts say. / AFP PHOTO / PUBLICO / FERNANDO VELUDO

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s daughter, reportedly Africa’s richest woman, has been cleared to head the national oil company Sonangol, after a court rejected a legal challenge.

Isabel dos Santos was put in charge of Sonangol in June in a move some analysts said was the first sign of succession plans for the country’s long-time ruler.

The president, in power since 1979, later announced that he would stand down in 2017, though no successor has officially been named.

His daughter’s appointment was disputed by 12 lawyers who said the law did not allow public officials to nominate family members, but the Supreme Court ruled in her favour on December 22, an official said Thursday.“According to the decision… the appointment of Isabel dos Santos by her father does not violate the law on public probity or the Angolan Constitution,” said David Mendes, a spokesman for the lawyers.

The country’s opposition had equated her Sonangol appointment with nepotism, prompting the legal challenge.

Mendes said the lawyers would appeal the decision at the country’s Constitutional Court.

“The judgement of the Supreme Court has many shortcomings and does not satisfactorily answer the questions we asked,” he said.

Nicknamed the “Princess”, the president’s 43-year-old daughter has been ranked by Forbes magazine as the richest woman on the continent with a fortune of around $3 billion (2.87 billion euros).

She owns stakes in several companies in Angola and former colonial power Portugal, notably in the ban...

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NYPD Forced To Pay $614,500 After Pepper Spraying Witness For Recording Police Brutality "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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New York City has settled a civil rights lawsuit filed by a man who claimed he was viciously beaten by NYPD officers.

Jateik Reed and the city settled the suit stemming from an arrest on Jan. 26, 2012, for $614,500. A spokesman for the city law department said the settlement was in the city’s best interest.

Reed’s attorney said this week that “officers lied about the incident and what happened later at the precinct.”

Reed was 19 when he and two friends were illegally stopped and frisked by officers in the 42nd precinct. Cellphone and surveillance video from the encounter showed officers throwing reed to the ground and repeatedly striking him with batons; some officers kicked him.

Reed, now 24, claimed he was also beaten in an NYPD van and at the precinct.

He was accused of drug possession, assault and other crimes, but the charges were later dismissed.

Members of Reed’s family claimed in the lawsuit they were also assaulted by police officers when they arrived at the 42nd precinct.

Reed and his family said they decided to speak out after they saw recent I-Team reports about allegations of police misconduct in the same precinct.

“Nothing’s changed,” Reed said. “It’s gotten worse.”

The NYPD said officers involved in the Reed case were disciplined but declined to provide specifics.

The internal affairs bureau is actively investigating current allegations of false arrests and witness intimidation in the 42nd precinct.

One of the officers named in Reed’s suit, David Terrell,...

libpng NULL pointer dereference bugfix "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Glenn Randers-Pehrson on Dec 29

libpng-1.6.27 has been released to fix an old NULL pointer dereference
bug in png_set_text_2() discovered and patched by Patrick Keshishian.

New releases of legacy branches (1.0.67, 1.2.57, 1.4.20, and 1.5.28) have
also been released. Other versions can be patched by adding a single
line

info_ptr->max_text = 0;

at the appropriate spot in png.c.

The potential "NULL dereference" bug that has existed in libpng
since version...

18:17

Homeland Security Workers Accepted Millions In Bribes To Let Drugs, Illegal Aliens In "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When you create a culture from the top of disregarding the laws, then it funnels down. Via NY Post: Federal agents took bribes of up to $215,000 and even egg rolls to smuggle marijuana and cocaine, provide critical information to drug cartels so they could bypass border security, falsify documents for illegal immigrants and just […]

18:16

Good & Bad News For The Families of Captive Lebanese Soldiers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

16 Lebanese Army soldiers were released a year ago by Al Nusra front in exchange for 13 prisoners and 5 women, but nine are still ISIS captives and there are still no news regarding their fate. Few weeks back, four dead bodies were found near the Lebanese-Syrian border and there were fears that they might belong to the captive soldiers.

However, the General Security took DNA samples from the corpses and compared them with those taken from the soldiers’ families and the results luckily did not match.

It’s definitely good news that none of these bodies belonged to the kidnapped soldiers but what their families are going through is unbearable and unacceptable. It’s been almost three years that they are in captivity and no one knows anything about them.

The fate of all the disappeared and missing people in Lebanon, starting with these nine soldiers, needs be clarified once and for all. Their families have the right to know.

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Shifting Into Higher Gear "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Shifting Into Higher Gear

As we prepare to enter 2017 and all the surprises it surely has in store for us, we want to take a moment to shine light on several un-sung efforts that have been going on behind-the-scenes in 2016.

These are investments of time, manpower and money that will improve the overall user experience for the hundreds of thousands of visitors like you who use PeakProsperity.com each month.

Most of these solutions aren't 'sexy', nor necessarily immediately obvious when they launch (which, in many cases, is the goal). But they're fundamental to the well-being of this site and we think it important that you have an understanding of the good work being done to make PeakProsperity.com deliver even more value to you in the future.

So, what kind of improvements?

Join the conversation »

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Trapped inside Australia’s vast child abuse network "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tapestry

Trapped inside (Part 2): Bond University exposed

Bond Uni has been in the news recently with criminologist lecturer Professor Paul Wilson facing court on child abuse charges. Former student Fiona Barnettsays the rot at the University goes deep.

Trapped inside Australia’s vast child abuse network (Part 2)

[Read Part 1]

Bond University was founded by Australia’s most notorious corporate criminal, Alan Bond.

As disgruntled students have discovered, Alan Bond structured the private organisation so it evades public unaccountability — despite the fact the university accesses public funds in the form of student loans. Bond University’s lack of public accountability stems in part from the fact that it is not actually a university but rather a corporation legally permitted to borrow the title ‘university.’

I undertook postgraduate psychology studies at Bond University from 2006 to 2007, and again from 2009 to 2010. In 2013, I reported Bond University to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. My complaint contained a long list of offences in relation to the cover-up of paedophile activities, pro-paedophilia cour...

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MSNBC Warns That Trump’s Comments Could “Literally” Trigger Nuclear War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Melissa Dykes The mainstream media is busy ushering the entire nation back into the Cold War, blithely discussing nuclear weapons and launch codes like...

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Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The word for today is… tenacious (adj) – 1. (a) Extremely persistent in adhering to or doing something; stubborn or relentless: “tenacious defenders of their harsh and pitiless land” (Dee Brown). (b) Characterized by extreme persistence; relentless or enduring. 2. Holding together firmly; cohesive. 3. Clinging to another object or surface; adhesive. 4. Tending to […]

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Time's running short: Obama under pressure to release Russian hacking evidence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Obama administration is under intense pressure to release evidence confirming Russian interference in the presidential election before leaving office. The administration up until now has provided little documentation to back up its official October assessment that the Russian government was attempting to interfere in the U.S. election. Nor has it corroborated subsequent leaks from anonymous officials contending that the CIA believes the campaign was an attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure Donald Trump's victory. President Obama has ordered the intelligence community to produce a complete review of its findings before Trump takes office on Jan. 20. The White House has said it will make as much of the report public as it can.

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New 9/11 Revelations/2016’s Most Overlooked and Underreported/More "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

PICKS are stories from many sources, selected by our editors or recommended by our readers because they are important, surprising, troubling, enlightening, inspiring, or amusing. They appear on our site and in our daily newsletter. Please send suggested articles, videos, podcasts, etc. to picks@whowhatwhy.org.

As Trump Looms, Undocumented Students Fight for Sanctuary (Trevin)

President Obama signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in 2012, which spared thousands of undocumented immigrants, allowing many of them to attend college. Trump has promised to repeal it. By applying, students provided all the information needed to track them down. They are asking their colleges for sanctuary, and many campuses have refused.

Trump’s New Wall: NAFTA and TPP (Dan)

Trump, like Bernie Sanders, decried NAFTA as a job killer for American workers. Business groups however see NAFTA as not only profitable, but diplomacy between the US’s two biggest trading partners Canada and Mexico. Those groups actually want Trump to update NAFTA instead of scrapping up. How? By implementing the TPP.

Top Overlooked, Under-Reported, and Ignored Stories of 2016 (Jimmy)

Reporters, editors, and bloggers from around the web submit their top picks.

Escalating the Risky Fight with Russia (Jimmy)

Investigative reporter Robert Parry writes on the “neocon/liberal-hawk elitists” push for escalation with Russia.

US-Russia Saga Stranger Than Fiction (Reader Steve)

A former CIA agent-turned-thriller writer provides analysis on Trump, Putin, and the growing far-right movements in Europe.

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Israeli Hysteria Over UN Vote Solidifying It’s New Status, As Rogue State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Philip Weiss for Mondoweiss - President Obama’s decision to allow passage of a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements as illegal has done more to change the shape of the conflict than any other action in the last ten years, even than Israel’s massacres in Gaza. He has nudged Israel, and the media, toward recognition of the country’s new status, as a rogue state; he has split the Israel lobby right down the middle, or down the side anyway; and he has given huge impetus to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).

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NVIDIA CUDA 8.0 Benchmarks For Ending 2016 + cuDNN Caffe AlexNet/Googlenet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With running a ton of end of year benchmarks for showing the latest Linux graphics driver performance at the end of 2016, it's mostly focused upon OpenGL and Vulkan, but for those desiring some fresh NVIDIA CUDA numbers, here they are for your viewing pleasure.

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Breaking: Spain Says ISIS Raising Funds in Latin America to Attack US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Kelen M

Islamic terrorists are collecting money in Latin America to attack The United States. Visit Site

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More Proof That News Is Controlled By A Central Script Writer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you still do not believe that your television is used to spread propaganda then this video will open your eyes. We also recently posted a video titled After Watching This, You  Full Article »

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Nigeria – man claiming to be Shekau says Boko Haram has not lost Sambisa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guardian (Lagos)
By Uju Ochulo with agency report   |   29 December 2016   |   11:23 am
(FILES) This file screengrab taken on November 9, 2014 from a Boko Haram video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau preaching to locals in an unidentified town. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM / HO

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video to debunk Nigeria’s government claims that the group has been crushed and flushed out of its Sambisa forest stronghold.

“We are safe. We have not been flushed out of anywhere. And tactics and strategies cannot reveal our location except if Allah wills by his decree,” Shekau said in the 25-minute video, flanked by armed fighters.

“You should not be telling lies to the people,” he said, referring to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who said on Christmas Eve that the extremist group had been defeated and driven away from the forest, its last known bastion.

“If you indeed crushed us, how can you see me like this? How many times have you killed us in your bogus death?” he asked.

It was not immediately clear where the new video was shot, but Shekau who spoke in both Hausa and Arabic said it was filmed on Christmas Day.

Shekau last appeared in a video in September where he disputed a claim by the Nigerian military that he had been wounded in battle.

He vowed to continue fighting on until an Islamic state was imposed in northern Nigeria.

“Our aim is to establish an Islamic Caliphate and we have our own Caliphate, we are not part of Nigeria.”

Buhari had announced that a months-long military campaign in the 1,300 square-kilometre (500 square-mile) forest in northeastern Borno state had led to the “final crushing of Boko Haram terrorists in their last enclave in Sambisa Forest”.

The government in A...

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Puppy Being Sold On Craigslist Can't Stop Crying After Her Rescue "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You might forgive Sugarplum for bawling her eyes out on her way to a fairytale ending.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

How was she supposed to know things were only going to get better? After all, since the day she was born, she knew only uncertainty and loss.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

As the car drove away from the breeder's house, Sugarplum's wails were loud enough to prompt one rescuer to note she's got "a good set of lungs."

But when this tiny dog left that house in New York City over the weekend, that was about all she had that was good.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

Sugarplum's paws were stained with urine. She was brutally emaciated. Just barely in the world and she was already just barely there.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

And she had just lost her sister.

Earlier this month, someone posted an online ad, hoping to sell Sugarplum, along with her sister.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

It doesn't happen often that online ads for pets find their way to the right people — and it's most certainly a terrible idea to sell an animal on Craigslist. But this...

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Former Cop Shocked After Treating Parkinson’s Symptoms With Cannabis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former police officer and medical marijuana patient, Larry Smith. (Image: screenshot from Riding With Larry)

Former police officer and medical marijuana patient, Larry Smith.
(Image: screenshot from Riding With Larry)

(ANALYSIS) — Former police officer Larry Smith began seeing the effects of the Parkinson’s disease 20 years ago and his health has been declining ever since. After two decades of attempting a variety of treatments and seeing no substantial results, he turned to medical marijuana as a last resort.

In the below videos, documentary filmmakers follow his journey and how he goes about treating his debilitating symptoms for the first time with a substance that is illegal at the federal level in the United States. As his wife put it,

“I do not like the idea of breaking federal law even though it’s the state law. In California, it’s very clear that it’s permissible. I’m still uncomfortable, but…as far as I know we have tried everything, this is the only thing that’s left. We are going to give it a go and see how it goes.”

Despite the legal and moral consequences of such an endeavor, the two agreed to travel to San Diego, CA to obtain a permit for Larry to use marijuana in his treatment. In the first video, he speaks with a doctor who is able to provide a medical marijuana card and allow Larry to purchase the treatment. When the doctor asks Larry how he’s been feeling lately, Larry responds by saying,

“My symptoms are a great deal more obvious than ever before, and the pain is a little sharper.”

As you can see, Larry suffers greatly from dyskinesia, which is a category of movement by involuntary muscle movements, and has trouble walking and speaking. His wife said that he has so much trouble with walking that he now takes 20 pills everyday. The medication he takes costs upwards of...

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Zimbabwean embassy in China denies elephants for debt story "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

News24

2016-12-29 09:00

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe (AP)

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe (AP)

Cape Town – The Zimbabwean embassy in China has reportedly denied reports that Zimbabwe exported a variety of wild animals to settle a Democratic Republic of Congo debt.

The Times newspaper reported on Monday that First Lady Grace Mugabe recently sent a “menagerie of safari animals to Chinese wildlife park to pay for military uniforms for the DRC”.

At least 35 elephant calves, eight lions, a dozen hyenas and a giraffe were said to have been exported to China to settle a debt of boots and uniforms bought for the Congolese military force.

But according to Global Times, Zimbabwe denied the media reports, saying that the country “has not exported any game for purposes of settling some military debt or any debt at all”.

President Robert Mugabe, 92, has had close ties with DRC President Joseph Kabila, 45, and his late father, Laurent, since 1997, when Zimbabwe sent troops there to help quash a rebellion support by Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi.

India Times reported that the elephants were flown out of the country in a Boeing 747 to the Chimelong safari park in Guangzhou.

An elephant was estimated to fetch between $40 000 and $60 000, the report said.

Conservationists reportedly said that there were fears the elephants could be used to start an ivory-farming operation in China.


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Unhappy Holidays: Houston Cops Force Homeless People to Throw Away Food, Blankets to Clean Up City for Super Bowl "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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by Derrick Broze

Houston, TX Local activists attempting to hand out food and gifts were shocked on Thursday afternoon when Houston police forced the homeless to throw away the donations. Around 1 pm on Thursday,  several individuals met in downtown Houston to distribute plates of hot food, blankets, and other supplies to the city’s growing homeless population. Soon after, Houston police arrived on the scene of two different intersections where the homeless advocates were giving out gifts and food.

According to witness testimony posted on Facebook, the police instructed the homeless to throw away everything they had been given. Not only were the police called, but they brought a large waste management truck and are forcing the homeless to throw away their food, pillows and other items,” reads one post.

A video from an ABC13 social media correspondent shows the police and trash vehicle parked under a freeway while a man narrates the situation. “Covers, Blankets, different things like that, pillows. They are throwing all of that away,” he says.

Shere Dore, a local activist who works with several organizations, including Food Not Bombs Houston, was involved in the food sharing and says the throwing away of the gifts was uncalled for. “I’m highly disturbed because lots of these items were not only given to the homeless by the community, but some of the blankets and jackets were literally purchased by homeless advocates like myself,” Dore told Anti-Media. “HPD and the City of Houston are taking our cash and throwing it in the trash. At what point will our police stand up and say that this is wrong to do to people?

Only moments before throwing away the gifts, the Houston police stopped Dore and a fellow advocate. Dore said her friend was taking photos of the police vehicle whe...

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‘It is, perhaps, the end of the beginning’ – David Icke (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

'It is, perhaps, the end of the beginning' - David Icke (Video)

‘It is, perhaps, the end of the beginning’ – David Icke Video Borpheus Maximus I think very soon, we won’t be able to speak about these ideas without serious consequences. It might be a good idea to think about what like minded people will do when free speech is a distant memory. Video Source theherbilgerbil2029…

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Police bust drug smuggling ring in Australia, seize $260mn worth of cocaine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Australian police have cracked a trafficking ring, arresting 15 people in Christmas sting operations during which they seized some 500kg of cocaine, in addition to some 600kgs confiscated earlier, making it the largest drug seizure in Australian history. The Australian police, assisted by a multitude of Australian agencies, carried out a large-scale operation preceded by two and a half years of thorough investigation jointly conducted by the New South Wales [NSW] Police and Australian Federal Police. Within the course of the investigation in March 2016, the French Navy discovered and seized some 606 kilograms of cocaine worth A$197 million (US $142 million) bound to Australia off the coast of Tahiti, the Daily Telegraph reported. The gang members allegedly used fishing boats to import cocaine from South America.

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Italian interior minister: Berlin attack suspect confirmed dead after Milan shootout (UPDATES) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti has confirmed that Anis Amri, wanted after the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market, was killed during a shootout with police officers in the suburbs of Milan on Friday. Minniti told a news conference in Rome that "without any shadow of a doubt" the man was Amri, whose identity has been confirmed by fingerprints. The minister said the officers were on routine patrol and stopped Amri in a Milan suburb on Friday morning. The man pulled out a pistol and opened fire, injuring one of the officers, but was shot dead as the patrol returned fire. Minniti did not elaborate on the issue, adding that his agency is in contact with the Germans, and further developments may come soon. Comment: The two policemen were Luca Scata, a rookie on the force (9 months), and Christian Movio, who is currently in stable condition after being shot by Amri in the shoulder. Report by Washington Post: The 24-year-old Tunisian, Anis Amri, was killed following a dramatic encounter in the Piazza I Maggio in the Sesto San Giovanni area outside Milan, after a two-man patrol stopped him for questioning around 3:15 a.m. on suspicion of burglary. One of the officers requested his identification. Amri responded by pretending to fish in his backpack for documents. Instead, he pulled a gun, shooting one officer in the shoulder. Amri, who spoke Italian, then ducked behind a car, shouting "poliziotti bastardi" — or police bastards. The second patrolmen — trainee Luca Scatà — fired back, killing Amri, according to Italian officials.

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Resolved: To Find Peace Advocates In Every Nation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Patricia Rowell for World Beyond War - Can we find signers who will sign online or on hardcopy in Algeria, Libya, Western Sahara, Mali, Eritrea, Mauritania, Liberia, Chad, Angola? What about in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, North Korea, or Papua New Guinea? Beyond adding a single signer in each of these places, we want to add volunteer leaders who will join the global coordination of educational and activist efforts to rid our species of the disease of militarism before it rids the planet of us.

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Statement of Jews United against Zionism in Reaction to U.N. Security Council Resolution Condemning Israeli Settlements "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On behalf of anti-Zionist Jews worldwide, we of Neturei Karta International, Jews United Against Zionism, greet with enthusiasm the recent United Nations Security Council resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlements as illegal. For decades, the settlements have been a major cause…

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Seven Ways To Receive The Respect You Deserve "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you.  Full Article »

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What? Are You Crazy? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What was crazy last year sometimes becomes the new normal this year. That prospect is the source for hope that the citizens of the U.S. can get their country back on track to serve the interests of all Americans, not just the rich and powerful. Failure is guaranteed if we don't keep our minds open to new ideas and fresh narratives.

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Expect Deeper and Cheaper Machine Learning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Supercharged hardware will speed up deep learning in everything from tiny devices to massive data centers Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro

Illustration of a book opened over a laptop computer Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro
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Last March, Google’s computers roundly beat the world-class Go champion Lee Sedol, marking a milestone in artificial intelligence. The winning computer program, created by researchers at Google DeepMind in London, used an artificial neural network that took advantage of what’s known as deep learning, a strategy by which neural networks involving many layers of processing are configured in an automated fashion to solve the problem at hand.

Unknown to the public at the time was that Google had an ace up its sleeve. You see, the computers Google used to defeat Sedol contained special-purpose hardware—a computer card Google calls its Tensor Processing Unit.

Norm Jouppi, a hardware engineer at Google, announced the existence of the Tensor Processing Unit two months after the Go match, explaining in a blog post that Google had been outfitting its data centers with these new accelerator cards for more than a year. Google has not shared exactly what is on these boards, but it’s clear that it represents an increasingly popular strategy to speed up deep-learning calculations: using an application-specific integrated circuit, or ASIC.

Deep-Learning Software Revenues (US $, Billions)

bar chart Revenues from deep-learning software should soon exceed $1 billion. Source: Tractica

Another tactic being pursued (primarily by Microsoft) is to use field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), which provide the benefit of being reconfigurable if the computing requirements change. The more common approach, though, has been to use graphics processing units, or GPUs, which can perform many mathematical operations in parallel. The foremost proponent of this approach is GPU maker Nvidia.

Indeed, advances in GPUs kick-started artificial neural networks back in 2009, when researchers at Stanford showed that such hardware made it possible to...

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EXCLUSIVE: After Big Pharma Failed, Parents Risked All to Save Daughter’s Life with Cannabis — It Worked! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

cannabis5-year-old Nova went from having 100 seizures a day to none. Her mother tells the amazing story of cannabis healing after moving to Colorado.

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OpenGov Voices: Telling open data stories about military history with data.mil "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Number of aerial bombardments during the Vietnam War (data.world)

Earlier this month, the Department of Defense launched a new open government data platform, data.mil. Above, you can see a visualization of some of the data on the site that tells one aspect of the history of the Vietnam war : the number of aerial bombardments conducted by military forces from 1965-1975. To learn more about the thinking behind the website and how this experiment in open data differs from previous efforts, Sunlight interviewed data.mil’s co-creators, Mary Lazzeri, at U.S. Digital Services, and Maj. Aaron Capizzi, program manager at United States Air Force. Our discussion follows, including a postscript regarding what open data may tell us about newly discovered blockbuster bomb in Germany.

How long has data.mil been online? Where did the idea come from and how has it evolved?

Mary: The site launched on December 15th. Major Aaron Capizzi, USAF had the idea to use open data principles to solve Department of Defense (DoD) problems after attending a panel discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School sponsored by former Deputy CTO, Nick Sinai. In addition, I had been looking to seed an open data effort at DoD. Aaron’s idea, coupled with the opportunity to present the Theater History of Operations (THOR) bombing data in a new and interesting way, provided a perfect opportunity to put energy behind the effort.

We’re looking to use this pilot to jumpstart a larger open data effort at DoD. The beta site is...

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NYPD changes rule allowing officers to wear turbans while on duty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The New York Police Department has revised its rules on uniform to allow Sikh officers to wear a turban in place of a cap, in a bid to accommodate religious beliefs, local media reported Thursday. NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill announced the policy change on Wednesday, flanked by officers in full turbans held together by police clasps, the CNN television channel reported. "It's a major change in our uniform policy," O'Neill admitted. "Now I have the opportunity to make the change, and I thought it was about time that we did that." Until now, officers from the Sikh religious minority were allowed to wear a smaller kind of turban under their regular caps. They will also be able to grow an inch-long beard, although this will require a special permit.

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Finnish professor stuns Scandinavia with the obvious by proposing military alliance with Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At a time when the Nordic nations seem to be reviving their Cold War paranoia and are gearing to arm themselves against "imminent" Russian "aggression," a Finnish professor has shocked his fellow countrymen by advocating a military alliance with Russia. To the great amazement of his fellow Finns, Alpo Juntunen, an honorary professor at the Finnish National Defense University, has advocated creating a military alliance with Finland's vast eastern neighbor amid a heated NATO debate that has swept the Nordic country. "A truly practical solution to our security problem would be a defense alliance with Russia," Juntunen said, as quoted by Finnish newspaper Aamulehti.

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Advanced Micro Devices: This Is Why AMD Stock Fell "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Stephen Karmazyn

AMD Stock Takes Damage, but Finishes 2016 Strong
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) fell more than one percent on Thursday, adding to a near six percent decline since Wednesday trading as booming chipmaker companies—including AMD stock—take hits over their future prospects going into the new year.

Along with Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), AMD stock has had a rough post-Christmas run in what has otherwise been a stellar 2016 for the two companies. AMD stock, for instance, has climbed almost 300% since the.

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Scientologists blast ‘hypocritical’ A&E for canceling KKK docuseries but not Leah Remini’s show "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scientologists demanded “fair and equal treatment” from the A&E cable channel this week after company executives canceled plans to broadcast a controversial documentary series devoted to the Ku Klux Klan while continuing to air a program critical of their church. The…


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Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh's Orders Electoral Commission Reopened After Police Took Over 16 Days Ago "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Gambia's President has ordered the electoral commission building taken over by police on December 13 to reopen today, saying it had been shut for safety reasons.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was sealed off without warning by security forces on the same day President Yahya Jammeh's political party lodged a court case against the commission to have a recent election result annulled.

A decree issued today claimed the authorities had received reports the IEC would be burnt down, stating: "Now that the threat has abated, the IEC head office will reopen."

IEC staff could return to work "with immediate effect", the statement added, but a visible security presence would be maintained around the compound close to the capital, Banjul.

The president's legal complaint against the IEC was triggered in part by a vote recount in the days following the December 1 election, which ultimately confirmed opponent Adama Barrow's victory, 22 years after Jammeh took power.

The Gambia is facing prolonged political deadlock as Jammeh has said he will await a Supreme Court ruling, delayed until January 10, before ceding power.

Court sources say six foreign judges have now been appointed by Jammeh to serve on the Supreme Court to hear his complaint, joining the sole sitting judge already on the bench.

The reopening of its headquarters will allow IEC officials time to prepare their case.

The president's stance has stoked international concerns about the future of the tiny west African country, with the UN joining African leaders in calling for him to step down.

Meanwhile the Thursday decree also hit out at the tide of false news circulating on the internet and social media that claimed Jammeh had been deposed by his army chief.

"The Gambia under the leadership of His Excellency the President Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Babili Mansa will continue to jealously guard the stability of the nation and ensure the maintenance of peace and security," the decree said.

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Sand tiger sharks of North Carolina, USA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

2 December 2016

Jonathan heads to North Carolina to explore the offshore shipwrecks of the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” which have become home to Sand Tiger sharks. The sharks are unwitting bodyguards to small fish seeking protection from predators and have developed a clever way to hide from the fish and to hover with perfect buoyancy control.

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Terrorized Tunisia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The recent terrorist attack in Berlin, carried out by a Tunisian national, has fueled fears of further carnage in Europe. But the attack has also intensified fears in Tunisia, not just of terror, but also of the loss of EU support for a fledgling democracy that badly needs outside help.

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Open Forum – Friday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

30 December 2016 Facebook: NZ politics/media+ This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isn’t spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to […]

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Proverbs 29 5TTo flatter friends is to lay a trap for their feet.

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Friday's Fulminations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is mild moderation.  Normal rules of blogger etiquette and courtesy to blog hosts will apply.with serious transgressors being thrown out.

Unfortunately our system does not allow your comments to show up in the blog post itself.  Just in the comments section.

Visitors might consider the wisdom of using moderate language.

Regards

Adolf

18:00

Weekly Unemployment Claims: Down 10K "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Today's seasonally adjusted 265K new claims, down 10K from last week's number, was slightly worse than the Investing.com forecast of 264K. Here is a close look at the data over the past few years (with a callout for the past year), which...

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Trump's choice for Israeli Ambassador makes Netanyahu look like a left-wing defeatist "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Israeli standards, Donald Trump's designated Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, is an extreme right-winger. He might find a place in the settler movement or with Naftali Bennett's Habayit Hayehudi Party, but only on its right-wing fringes. He makes Benjamin Netanyahu seem like a left-wing defeatist. From where Friedman stands, most Israelis, never mind most American Jews, are more or less traitors. Friedman won't be the first Jewish ambassador to Israel, of course: Dan Shapiro, Dan Kurtzer and Martin Indyk preceded him. They often clashed with Israeli governments, but usually on behalf of their superiors in Washington and in the understated diplomatic tones in which they were trained. And whatever their opinions, they were well entrenched within the Israeli mainstream. Friedman would be a different kind of envoy altogether, on the assumption that his appointment is approved, which, to my mind, is far from certain. Friedman has expressed opinions that are considered radical even in today's more right-wing Israel. He opposes a two-state solution, supports settlements and advocates annexation, has denigrated President Obama as an anti-Semite, questioned the citizenship of Israeli Arabs, compared J Street to Holocaust-era kapos and so on. It's good he'll be coming with diplomatic immunity: For some of his articles and statements, Friedman could get arrested by the Israeli police on suspicion of incitement. Friedman's appointment would seem to confirm Bennett's initial jubilation following Trump's election: This is not an ambassador that a rational U.S. administration would send if it had any plans whatsoever to advance the peace process. This is an ambassador who will please Evangelicals, delight Jewish settlers and bring pleasure to Land of Israel zealots far and wide. In many ways, Friedman will seem like a turbo-charged Ron Dermer, courting the extreme right in his host country while shunning all the rest. It will upset many Israelis, including, possibly, Netanyahu himself. The prime minister is always concerned more about his right-wing flanks than his opposition on the left: The last thing he needs is a U.S. ambassador who supports his most feared rivals.

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Media watch – Friday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

30 December 2016 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general […]

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Bangladesh Garment Factories Sack Hundreds After Pay Protests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Michael Safi for The Guardian - At least 1,500 workers have been sacked from Bangladesh garment factories after protests forced a week-long shutdown at dozens of sites supplying top European and American brands. Tens of thousands of workers walked out of factories this month in the manufacturing hub of Ashulia which make clothes for top western brands such as Gap, Zara and H&M, prompting concerns over supply during the holiday season. The protests were sparked by the sacking of 121 workers, but soon evolved into a demand for the trebling of workers’ pay from the current monthly minimum of 5,300 taka (£54).

17:57

Mafia boss requiem mass in Italy scrapped "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A holy mass in memory of a suspected Mafia boss was canceled in southern Italy after a public outcry. The priest who had been arranging the ceremony says he's planning to appeal the decision to Pope Francis on the basis that "sinners deserve God's mercy." Rocco Sollecito, 67, was shot dead north of Montreal, Canada, in May 2016. He was suspected of being a close associate and right-hand man of Vito Rizzuto, an alleged leading boss of the Rizzuto crime family in Canada. The Rizzutos are related to the Ndrangheta of Calabria, one of five main known mafia-style organizations in Italy which has groups abroad.

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BEST OF THE WEB: Putin confirms Syria ceasefire to go into effect tonight, peace talks to come "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed agreement has been reached on a ceasefire in Syria and the start of peace talks. "This agreement we've reached is very fragile, as we all understand. They require special attention and patience, professional attitude, and constant contact with our partners," Putin said at a meeting with Russian foreign and defense ministers. The agreement, which was previously announced by Turkey, is detailed in three documents, Putin said. "The first was signed by the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition to stop hostilities in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. The second one is a set of measures to control the ceasefire. The third document is a declaration of intention for Syrian settlement," the Russian president said. The agreement is the result of joint efforts by Russia, Turkey, and Iran, the president said.

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Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Rips Kerry: He’s ‘Emboldened Extremists’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It’s completely in line with what the Obama regime has done elsewhere, such as in Iran. They can’t even keep their own Democrats in line any more, many of whom, like Chuck Schumer, are upset with this most recent action. Extremists and enemies all around the world have taken wing from this regime. Most definitely […]

17:55

Responses from both Davids (I’m Goliath) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Klinghoffer and David Coppedge have both responded to my post “Lies of omission and straight-up lies.” Klinghoffer did so in a post on Evolution News and Views, “You Already Support Goliath with Your Tax Dollars; Won’t You Consider Balancing the Scales?“. In it, he calls me a bully for pointing out inconsistencies and omissions in his and Coppedge’s accounts. What he doesn’t do is refute anything I said.

Instead, he reveals how deeply the persecution narrative is embedded in his worldview. So deeply, in fact, that mere criticism is perceived as persecution and bullying. I’ve mentioned the persecution complex before (“The Discovery Institute still doesn’t understand free speech“), and I’m sure others have as well. Here’s how Klinghoffer responds to having inconsistencies in his narrative pointed out:

Now why would a biologist employed at a public university, a self-described atheist and “Senior Research Scientist,” care to delve backward into history to attack Coppedge, who lost his job at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in 2011 and soon developed cancer, all shortly before retirement age? Why do the strong ever pick on the weak?

First, I’m truly sorry that Coppedge has cancer; that sucks. As to why I would delve backward into history, I was responding to Klinghoffer’s posts from December 15th and 19th. Of this year.

Why do the strong ever pick on the weak?

I had no idea I was so strong! I write a blog that gets a few hundred views in a good week, and that, apparently, makes me Goliath. The whole David versus Goliath narrative gets downright silly when Klinghoffer mentions that he had never heard of me before yesterday. I’m not surprised; I am small potatoes compared to the Discovery Institute.

Now we have a publicly funded professor coming along out of nowhere and, gratuitously, giving Mr. Coppedge another stamp of the boot heel, accusing him of being “deluded” (and me of lying on Coppedge’s behalf), all without having done the elementary research demanded by a sense of fairness.

It’s true that my research is publicly funded, including [full disclosure] by NASA. Fierce Roller, though, is my personal blog, maintained on my own time and not supported by either the government or Georgia Tech....

17:55

Chyna Rushes To Emergency Room With Kris Jenner Close Behind Her Son, As Rob Kardashian's Diabetes Flares Up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

                             
Blac Chyna and Kris Jenner were seen rushing to the emergency room of a Hidden Hills, California hospital last night.

According to TMZ, there was a medical emergency with Rob Kardashian.

It was alleged that he 'checked himself into the hospital because his diabetes flared up.' It was added that he has gained an 'alarmingly large amount of weight' after 'excessively eating' due to the stress he feels over his continuous arguments with fiancee Chyna.

The Rob & Chyna star is still in the hospital as 'doctors try to stabilize him,' it was also claimed.

Chyna, dressed in a black hoodie, and Kris, who wore a camo onesie and was with beau Corey Gamble, arrived separately.

They both came to the hospital around 9:45 pm.

Rob has been battling diabetes for the past year.

17:55

The white norm error "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is a peculiar tendency in America with many phenomena (and maybe it exists in other countries too), that when the data are disaggregated by race, to see the statistics for whites as the norm and use the statistics of minorities as a measure of the problem. I made this point strongly in my book The Achievement Gap in US Education where I said such a way of thinking led to people, even well meaning ones, proposing solutions to the educational system that were misguided. Looked at in that way, they see nothing fundamentally wrong with the educational system (after all, whites are doing ok) and the problem lies with the black community for not taking advantage of the educational opportunities. I argued that there were fundamental problems with the entire system and that white students were also not being served well. As a result, they were underachieving but black students were underachieving even more, thus leading to the achievement gap. But by seeing the levels of white achievement as acceptable, the real problem of widespread underachievement were being ignored and wrong, and even harmful, measures being proposed

We see something similar with the drug problem. As long as it was seen as a problem that affected mainly urban, poor, communities of color, we saw a severely punitive response, a ‘war on drugs’ with harsh police tactics, vigorous prosecutions, and massive criminal penalties. But as the realization has sunk in that white people, especially in rural areas, are in the grip of a serious drug epidemic, the focus has shifted and people are talking about it more in terms of it being a medical problem that requires treatment not merely punishment.

Analyses of what should be done following the recent election of Donald Trump have taken a similar turn. Trump received most of his support from white people, including a majority of them who were women and those with college educations. But his strongest and most enthusiastic support came from rural, white, poor, America and this has resulted in Democrats wondering how they should tailor their message to try and appeal to this demographic.

But thanks to reader Norm, I read this fascinating article by someone who emerged from just that milieu and understands the thinking and who says that we should not try to find ways appeal to that group because their problems stem from their determination to retain outmoded ways of thinking and values. What should be done instead is launch a concerted attack on the backward, racist, Christian ideology that prevents that group from entering the modern world.

As the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to unde...

17:54

Lil’ cube-y thing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Just adding something before the new year. Gotta get those posting stats up.
Lil' cube-t thing!

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Made with three.js, quick-sticks. Source of course.

17:54

Soros: Trump is a “Would Be Dictator” Who Threatens The New World Order "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Billionaire globalist George Soros has penned a panicked rant in which he decries President-elect Donald Trump as a “would be dictator” who threatens the future of the new world order.  Full Article »

17:53

The “Fake News Police” Have Arrived! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Kelen M

Sites accused of ‘fake news’ may be fined up to half a million dollars in Germany. Visit Site

17:52

Horrific Details Emerge of the Aleppo Rebel’s Trade in Human Organs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jim W. Dean - We are seeing a solid response to VT's emergency message sent to the Russians as the liberation of Aleppo began, to focus on turning the atrocity story media campaign around on those who have been doing it a long time now, and their supporters.

17:51

Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau, Re-Surface In New Video, Warns Buhari To Stop Lying To Nigerians, Says, 'Group Safe, Not Crushed' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Boko Haram’s elusive leader Abubakar Shekau appeared in a new video on Thursday to dispute a claim that the jihadist group had been routed from its Sambisa Forest stronghold.

   ''We are safe. We have not been flushed out of anywhere. And tactics and strategies cannot reveal our location except if Allah wills by his decree.'' Shekau said in the 25-minute video, flanked by masked armed fighters.

   ''You should not be telling lies to the people,” he said, referring to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who said on Christmas Eve that the extremist group had been defeated and driven from the forest, its last known bastion.

   ''If you indeed crushed us, how can you see me like this? How many times have you killed us in your bogus death?'' He asked.

It was not immediately clear where the new video was shot, but Shekau, who spoke in both Hausa and Arabic, said it was filmed on Christmas Day.

Shekau last appeared in a video in September where he disputed a claim by the Nigerian military that he had been wounded in battle.

He vowed to continue fighting on until an Islamic state was imposed in northern Nigeria.

  ''The war is not over yet. There is still more.'' He said, vowing no ''respite'' for Nigerians.

He urged followers around the world to ''fight and kill infidels''.

   ''Our aim is to establish an Islamic Caliphate and we have our own Caliphate, we are not part of Nigeria.''

Boko Haram, which last year pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, has been in the grip of a power struggle.

The IS high command said in August that Shekau had been replaced as leader by Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the 22-year-old son of Boko Haram’s founder Mohammed Yusuf.

17:51

If You Use Facebook Messenger, This Is How You Are Being Recorded Even When Not On The Phone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

My suggestion:

If you have messenger on our phone delete it. Then re-download it and read the terms of agreement. This is sheer lunacy. Also for those who didn’t know this one, check out the video below. This news is actually about 5-7 years old. Notice what the government has made cell phone makers do now? Notice you can’t take the battery out?

Cellphone users who attempt to install the Facebook Messenger app are asked to agree to terms of service that allow the social networking giant to use the microphone on their device to record audio at any time without their permission.

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As the screenshot above illustrates (click for enlargement), users are made to accept an agreement that allows Facebook to “record audio with the microphone … at any time without your confirmation.”

The TOS also authorizes Facebook to take videos and pictures using the phone’s camera at any time without permission, as well as directly calling numbers, again without permission, that could incur charges.

But wait, there’s more! Facebook can also “read your phone’s call log” and “read data about contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you’ve called, emailed or communicated in other ways with specific individuals.”

Although most apps on Android and Apple devices include similar terms to those pictured above, this is easily the most privacy-busting set of mandates we’ve seen so far.

Since the vast majority of people will agree to these terms without even reading them, cellphone users are agreeing to let Facebook monitor them 24/7, green lighting the kind of open ended wiretap that would make even the NSA jealous.

Other app companies are also requiring you to allow them to approximate your location, send SMS messages from your phone that cost you money, read your contacts, read your phone status and identity, get “full network access” to your communications (in other words listen to your phone calls), modify or delete the contents of your USB storage, and disable your screen lock (the 4 digit code that password-protects your phone).

As we have...

17:50

European Cities Organizing To Respond To Migrant Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Eleanor Penny for Open Democracy - European city councils have launched an initiative to co-ordinate their responses to the migrant crisis, in defiance of the apathy of some national governments. Nationalism, if it ever left us, is definitively back in vogue. With nationalist parties resurgent throughout Europe, more and more European nationals are vesting their political hopes in national governments. But for those new migrants without increasingly-coveted EU citizenship, the institutions most likely to come to their aid are not nation states, but local and city governments. For what now seems like a brief moment, the German state led the way in ‘progressive’ policies towards refugee reception

17:50

How to opt in and out from OS X Beta versions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How to opt in

If you enrolled your Mac for Apple Beta program, you can download betas and early releases straight from App Store.

For you to do this, you need to download and install a component called OSXElCapitanPublicBetaAccessUtility.dmg


The only downside to it is you're required to install it on your physical OS X, which can not be the most recommendable course of action on production Macs.

If you don't want this, you can opt out from these updates.

How to opt out

Go to System Preferences/App Store.

Click Change next to "Your computer is setup to receive pre-release software update seeds".

Then select "Do Not Show Pre-release Updates". These updates won't show up again in App Store.

Should you change your mind later on, you need to reinstall the .dmg package.

In fact, after performing that change, App Store options will get modified as shown below:

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17:50

Video: Trump’s Pentagon Budget Time Bomb "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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by Daniel McAdams

Legendary Pentagon analyst and whistleblower Chuck Spinney joins today’s Liberty Report to explain the budget nightmares a President Trump will face at the Pentagon. Why do these weapons systems cost so much and perform so badly? Chuck knows…and tells.

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17:49

Obama's Christmas Gift to Trump: A Ministry of Truth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The CFDAPA's purpose is to set the federal government up as the plenary arbiter of truth and to marginalize any and all narratives that don't accord with whatever line gets pushed out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It's Orwell's Ministry of Truth in drag. Overt censorship might not be far behind.

17:49

Install Snort in Kali Linux, the easy way "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When trying to install Snort in Kali Linux, you may find yourself with a not very encouraging E:Unable to locate package message, alike this one above.

If this occurs, you're left with the only option of compiling it from source, which, in this case, is pretty painful.

Luckily, there's an easier alternative. Aptitude can't find the program we're looking for because it doesn't have the necessary repositories in its database.

So, in order to solve the problem, all we need to do is adding them manually.

Go the repositories list in Kali official website, then right-click and copy each repositories listed there (in other words, right-click and copy all the entries starting by deb, shown in the screenshot below).
That done, open the file etc/apt/sources.list with any text editor of your choice.

Paste the repositories you previously copied from the official website to said file and save it.

Now, you'll only have to run apt-get update -y in order to update your sources list.

With that being done, run apt-get install snort -y and this time around it will work.

17:48

Nvidia Corporation: Why NVDA Stock Is Hurting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Stephen Karmazyn

What’s Pushing NVDA Stock Down?
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) fell 3.6% by late Thursday morning, continuing a decline that started Wednesday following an increase in shorting positions on one of the best performing stocks of 2016.
In what was a major theme for the stock market in 2016, another share price has found itself damaged by a tweet. For a change, it was not President-elect Donald Trump’s busy fingers that brought about a decline in NVDA stock, but rather a noteworthy short seller, Citron Research, .

The post Nvidia Corporation: Why NVDA Stock Is Hurting appeared first on Profit Confidential.

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17:46

Senate Dems Demand To Know EPA Nominee’s Ties To Koch Brothers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Attorney General Scott Pruitt (Republican of Oklahoma) is seen in the lobby of the Trump Tower in New York, New York, on November 28, 2016. Credit: Anthony Behar / Pool via CNP /MediaPunch/IPX

Attorney General Scott Pruitt (Republican of Oklahoma) is seen in the lobby of the Trump Tower in New York, New York, on November 28, 2016. (Photo: Anthony Behar/CNP/MediaPunch/IPX)

Senate Democrats are demanding to know what’s behind Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head nominee Scott Pruitt’s ties to the reclusive conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

The lawmakers, led by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, wrote a letter (pdf) to Pruitt on Tuesday demanding that he provide “a full disclosure” of his relationship with the Rule of Law Defense Fund (RLDF), a right-leaning public policy organization that receives funding from Freedom Partners—a group that funds initiatives supported by the Kochs, who have deep investments in fossil fuels.

Pruitt’s association with the RLDF is one of several “troubling” ties to the energy industry, the letter states. The fund, which provides a forum for Republican attorneys general to engage on state-level policy, has been known to oppose EPA regulations.

“Before the Senate votes to confirm you to run EPA, it is important that you provide a full disclosure of your relationship with the energy industry so we can determine how that will influence your ability to run the agency,” the letter states.

Pruitt currently serves as state attorney general in Oklahoma, which has been the site of increased earthquakes linked to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. His credentials have previously been called into question by environmental groups, who have called him a “puppet” of the fossil fuel industry and said naming him to head the...

17:46

UK sex slave 'held captive & raped by taxi driver for 13 years' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A woman who says she was kidnapped and abused as a sex slave for 13 years by a taxi driver in the Midlands, who also pimped her out and 'sold' her four children, has spoken out for the first time. Anna Ruston, who changed her name after the ordeal, says she was a vulnerable 15-year-old in 1987 when a taxi driver called Malik took an interest in her and invited her to his home to meet his mother, brothers, and their wives. Writing in her new book 'Secret Slave' Ruston said Malik called her a "white s**t" and raped her, before locking her in a bedroom and relentlessly beating her for 13 years.

17:46

Bahraini human rights activist still imprisoned "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

29 December 2016

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been released from prison on bail, following a seven-month pre-trial detainment over a series of tweets, but was ordered back into custody over separate investigations.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Bahrain: Jailed rights activist denied bail over tweets to reporters

Thursday 29th December 2016

BAHRAINI rights activist Nabeel Rajab, due for release on bail, had the bars slammed shut on him again yesterday.

Prosecutors said that the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights president should remain in detention over separate allegations.

Mr Rajab has been held in custody for seven months after tweeting about the Saudi Arabian war on Yemen and describing torture in Bahraini prisons. The despotic British-backed kingdom wants to jail Mr Rajab for 15 years for the tweets.

While he was due to get bail for this “offence,” it appears that prosecutors were not happy with him sending letters to foreign newspapers.

Underscoring the ludicrous nature of the charges against Mr Rajab, they announced his continued imprisonment on social network Instagram.

Bahrain is conducting a sweeping crackdown on civil activists, nearly six years since...

17:46

FITTON: The First 100 Days—An Anti-Corruption Agenda "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President-elect Donald Trump listens to a question as he speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

17:45

How to automate post exploitation with a Meterpreter script "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Metasploit is a powerful attacking tool, but you can get the most out of it by automating the post exploitation stage.

After getting a shell on the victim system, if you run some commands recurrently, you can use a script to run them automatically for you.

To demonstrate this, I created a script, named netapi_post.rc, where I listed the commands I wanted to be automatically run.

After that, I exploited my victim XP machine by using the multi/handler exploit, setting up windows/Meterpreter /reverse_TCP as a payload (check the embedded video for more details).


After getting a Meterpreter session open, I recalled the file created initially by running the command resource netapi_post.rc.

By launching the script created before, the commands contained inside it were automatically run.


The only downside to it is I had to be pretty fast entering some gibberish in my victim machine for the keylogger to capture keystrokes. 

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Fascist professor thinks Trump should be denied free speech because of his climate skepticism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Professor Joseph A. Palermo, writing for the Huffington Post, thinks anyone who doesn't agree with climate alarmism shouldn't be allowed to use any of the products of science. Republicans, Climate Change, And The New Reality Joseph A. Palermo Professor, historian, author First off, let me be clear: The Republican Party bears responsibility for Donald Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States. The Republican Party nominated him. The party leaders enabled him. There were many complex social, political, and economic forces that produced the Trump catastrophe, but no amount of disassembling and deflecting will change the fact that the Republican Party made this happen. ... Through his public statements and personnel choices Trump has made it clear that he rejects the science of climate change. I've always believed that people who dismiss science in one area shouldn't be able to benefit from science in others. If Trump and his cohort believe the science of global warming is bogus then they shouldn't be allowed to use the science of the Internet for their Twitter accounts, the science of global positioning for their drones, or the science of nuclear power for their weaponry. The oil, coal, and gas companies use the same scientific methodology to extract resources that climate scientists use to confirm the planetary disaster that awaits us. It's pretty crazy to see the U.S. government abandon science when it conflicts with corporate profits, while Trump's donors from Big Ag, Big Banks, and Big Pharma deploy science to patent new life forms, engage in "high frequency" trading, and invent new drugs. ...

17:45

Gold’s New Year’s Message: Take Heart, My Friends, I Stand At The Ready "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gold’s New Year’s Message: Take Heart, My Friends, I Stand At The Ready by Jeff Clark I intercepted a message that came from gold herself. Yes, she spoke, and was talking to an investor that was discouraged about her recent price action. It was such a powerful message that I thought I’d pass it along…

The post Gold’s New Year’s Message: Take Heart, My Friends, I Stand At The Ready appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:45

The Man in Charge of Our Nuclear Weapons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For his Energy Secretaries, President Obama chose physicists. Asked if his background in science helped him make decisions as Secretary of Energy, Stephen Chu said “All the time.” That won’t be an option for Donald Trump’s nominee, former Texas governor Rick Perry, whose education is limited to a Bachelors degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M where he received ‘D’s’ in classes as varied as Veterinary Anatomy, Feeds & Feeding, Writing for Professional Men, and “Meats.”

And that could be a problem when it comes time to set policy for our nuclear arsenal.

“There’s no end of mischief they could cause for the stockpile,” Mr. [John] Pike, [the director of the think tank GlobalSecurity.org and one of the most experienced security analysts in the field] said, referring to Mr. Trump and Mr. Perry, and pointing to the confusion and concern that followed the Twitter post by the president-elect.

Mr. Pike was withering in his criticism of Mr. Perry’s ability to act as a knowledgeable counterweight to Mr. Trump. “Perry’s got no idea which end the bullet comes out of,” he said. “He’s not somebody who’s going to say no to the president.”

One major concern is that Perry will come under pressure to resume underground testing of our nuclear weapons for the first time since 1992.

“If people are talking to a nonscientist, there might be a temptation to BS him,” Mr. Chu said. One advantage of being a scientist in those meetings, he said, was that “I refuse to be BS’ed.”

There are people, mostly conservatives, who are concerned that we can’t verify that our nuclear bombs will actually work using supercomputers, inspections and simulations alone. And they will use the cost of this program to argue for setting off nuclear bombs as the only sure way to assure their reliab...

Reagan, Trump, and the Nuclear Codes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Over at the National Security Archive you can peruse some recently declassified papers related to briefings and nuclear war exercises that Ronald Reagan participated in during his first term in office. The experience, I warn you, will be disturbing.

For starters, it’s alarming to realize how slowly the new president was brought up to speed. It’s true that even before he was sworn in he received some vital information. For example, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman David Jones had a discussion with the president-elect on “our nuclear forces and their relationship to the Single Integrated Operation Plan (SlOP)” and a White House military aide named Major John Kline, USMC, provided “an overview of the White House Emergency Plans (WHEP) and described some of the communications procedures that we would use in the event of an attack.”

But, when Reagan was shot by John Hinckley on March 30th, 1981, he still hadn’t been fully briefed on what his options would be in the event that the Russians launched a surprise nuclear attack on our country.

The attempted assassination and Reagan’s physical recovery may have delayed further briefings, but in mid-November 1981 the president took what amounted to an accelerated course in command-and-control. On 15 November, on his way back from Texas, he flew on the National Emergency Airborne Command Post (NEACP) and received a briefing by General Philip Gast (J-3) on the National Military Command System (NMCCS). The following day, Major Kline provided him with additional detail concerning the “black bag” (or “suitcase” as the “football” was also known). Finally, on 17 November, Reagan met with JCS Chairman Jones at the National Military Command Center (NMCC) for a briefing on U.S. Strategic Forces and a run-through of a simulated missile attack conference.

That this didn’t occur until a year after Reagan was elected is disturbing, especially when you realize that less than two years later, in early November 1983, we came close to instigating a first-strike reaction from the Soviets with a provocative series of military exercises in Europe called Able Archer.

Here’s something else you probably don’t want to know:

Sharper understanding at high levels of the grave danger of nuclear war was one consequence of a Defense Department nuclear war game that occurred in mid-1983. In the “Proud Prophet” game, among the lead players were JCS Chairman John W. Vessey and Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger. According to Paul Bracken’s account, during the game Vessey and Weinberger followed standard policies constructed for crises; as a U.S.-Soviet conflict escalated, their actions ini...

17:44

"Are We Doomed to Keep Making the Same Mistakes, Or Will We Learn from History?" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Are We Doomed to Keep Making the Same Mistakes, 
Or Will We Learn from History?"
by WashingtonsBlog

"We Should Have Known …

We’ve known for 5,000 years that mass spying on one’s own people is usually aimed at grabbing power and crushing dissent, not protecting us from bad guys.

We’ve known for 4,000 years that debts need to be periodically written down, or the entire economy will collapse. And see this.

We’ve known for 2,500 years that prolonged war bankrupts an economy.

We’ve known for 2,000 years that wars are based on lies.
...

17:42

Rojava Revolution – A Look At Co-Operatives & Assemblies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Andrew Flood for Anarchist Writers - As they have driven ISIS back in northern Syria / Rojava the Kurdish YPG and their allies in the SDF have won increasing visibility in western media. While such reports often mention the key role in this fight played by women in the YPJ, there is otherwise little examination of the revolution happening behind the front lines in Rojava. That revolution is why they stood and fought ISIS rather than fleeing. This can be true of a lot of alternative media coverage. In part this is due to the limited amount of information on what this revolution involves. but it’s also in part because photographs of women with guns are judged to be more striking than women workers in a co-operative bakery or a community assembly.

17:41

‘I want to be with Carrie’: Actress Debbie Reynolds Died of a Stroke the Day After Her Daughter Carrie Fisher Passed Away "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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As you have likely heard, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday at age 60 just four days after she suffered a massive heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles last Friday.

Her mother, 84-year-old actress Debbie Reynolds, was at her son Todd Fisher’s house planning Carrie’s funeral the day after when Debbie started feeling ill in the early afternoon. Her family thought she might be having a stroke, so they rushed her to a hospital.

She died yesterday, just a day after her daughter’s untimely passing.

One of the last things that Ms. Reynolds said was, “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie.”

Man… 2016 is a crap year for dying stars… Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Gene Wilder, Muhammed Ali, Prince… and now Carrie Fisher and her mom.

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17:39

Rep. Bettyann Sheats, Military Mom: Fighting Toxic Chemicals and Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rep. Bettyann Sheats from Maine shows how getting involved in hyperlocal issues can make a difference.

17:38

'Support your NATO ally, not terrorists:' Erdogan slams US amidst row over alleged YPG supplies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again accused the US of "supporting terrorists" in Syria. The leader said Washington should instead be supporting Turkey, as it is a fellow member of NATO. "We are your NATO ally. How on Earth can you support terrorist organizations and not us? Are these terrorist organizations your NATO allies?" Erdogan said during a speech at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) awards in Ankara on Thursday, as quoted by Anadolu news agency. "This is unacceptable." He said that although Turkey has been calling on Western countries not to make any distinctions among terrorist organizations, "some countries, primarily the United States, have been supporting the terrorist organizations who massacre the innocent in the region," Turkish Minute reported. Erdogan went on to warn that such terrorist organizations will also "eventually attack the nations that support them."

17:37

Carrie Fisher's Mom, Debbie Reynolds, Dies Just Two Days After Actress’ Death! SAD!! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Carrie Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, 84 has also died, so SAD!! Debbie who was taken to hospital by ambulance from her son, Todd's Beverly Hills home yesterday  with a reported stroke died at the hospital.

The actress was planning her daughter, Carrie Fisher's funeral, with her son, Todd, before she also passed on.

Fisher died on Tuesday four days after a heart attack on board a flight from London to L.A. She was Reynolds' only daughter. Hmmm.. This is just so SAD!! May their souls rest in perfect.

17:35

John Bolton: Obama Dislikes American, Israeli ‘Exceptionalism’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As usual, John Bolton is right on the money. Via Breitbart: Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” former United Nations ambassador John Bolton took aim at the Obama administration for allowing a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in so-called disputed territory to go forward. Bolton told fill-in host Eric Bolling it […]

17:34

Soros: Trump Threatens My New World Order Plans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Billionaire elitist George Soros has issued a scathing attack against Donald Trump who he says is thwarting his plans to advance the New World Order.  In a vicious online blog, Soros accuses the President-elect of being a “would be dictator” who threatens his globalist New World Order plans for the world. Infowars.com reports: In an article for Project Syndicate, Soros begins by mentioning how he lived under both Nazi and then Soviet rule in Hungary before asserting that “various forms of closed societies – from fascist dictatorships to mafia states – are on the rise.” This claim is confounded by the facts, which show that, “The share of the world population living in democracies (has) increased continuously.” Soros writes that in voting for Trump, Americans “elected a con artist and would-be dictator as its president,” and that his defeat of Hillary Clinton means America will be “unable to protect and promote democracy in the rest of the world” (because that policy worked so well in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya). Soros also slams Trump’s new cabinet as containing nothing other than “incompetent extremists” and “retired generals”. Explaining how he supports the European Union because it is a successful attempt at “social [...]

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17:33

Trump And The Climate: His Hot Air On Warming Is Far From the Greatest Threat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President-elect Donald Trump waves to supporters during a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

President-elect Donald Trump waves to supporters during a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(ANALYSIS) — President-elect Donald J. Trump has long pledged to undertake a profound policy shift on climate change from the low-carbon course President Obama made a cornerstone of his eight years in the White House.

“This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop,” Trump tweeted a year ago.

In recent weeks, Trump doubled down, nominating champions of fossil fuels to several cabinet positions and peppering his transition team with longtime opponents of environmental regulations.

Both the rhetoric and the actions have provoked despair among many who fear a Trump presidency will tip the planet toward an overheated future, upending recent national and international efforts to stem emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from burning coal, oil and natural gas.

But will a President Trump noticeably affect the globe’s climate in ways that, say, a President Hillary Clinton would not have?

In recent weeks, a variety of consultants tracking climate and energy policy have used models to help address that question. ProPublica asked Andrew P. Jones at Climate Interactive, a nonprofit hub for such analysis, to run one such comparison.

The chosen scenario assumes Trump’s actions could result in the United States only achieving half of its pledged reduction through 2030 under the...

17:32

Here’s What Losing Sleep Does to Your Heart "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Dr. Mercola Losing sleep is detrimental to your health, and research continues to pinpoint exactly why your body suffers when deprived of enough quality sleep. Many are at risk, including those who struggle with insomnia as well as people who work long, erratic hours or night shifts. Emergency medicine personnel often fall into the

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17:31

Fifth Anniversary of NDAA “Indefinite Detention” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On December 31, 2011, New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama signed into law the most constitutionally damaging law in American history, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. This New Year’s Eve we note its 5th Anniversary. Previous annual appropriations bills funding national defense were mostly procedural but it was the addition of two sections, buried deep within the over 600 page document, that potentially gutted the Bill of Rights for American citizens thought by the President to be assisting the enemy, that so upset constitutionalists and libertarians.

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MSNBC Warns That Trump’s Comments Could “Literally” Trigger Nuclear War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Melissa Dykes The mainstream media is busy ushering the entire nation back into the Cold War, blithely discussing nuclear weapons and launch codes like…

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Take the Office Pool 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1) In 2017, President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress will repeal Obamacare entirely. a squabble among themselves and make only cosmetic changes to Obamacare. retain the core of Obamacare because President Trump will have a change of heart. repeal Obamacare and replace it with a combined soft free market and soft socialist version. 2) […]

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17:31

Fifth Anniversary of NDAA “Indefinite Detention” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On December 31, 2011, New Year’s Eve, President Barack Obama signed into law the most constitutionally damaging law in American history, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. This New Year’s Eve we note its 5th Anniversary. Previous annual appropriations bills funding national defense were mostly procedural but it was the addition of two sections, buried deep within the over 600 page document, that potentially gutted the Bill of Rights for American citizens thought by the President to be assisting the enemy, that so upset constitutionalists and libertarians.

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17:31

Russia: Hillary Clinton Behind Russian Ambassador Murder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Authorities in Russia believe that Hillary Clinton was directly involved in orchestrating the assassination of Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov.  According to Russia, the former Secretary of State had a very compelling motive to order the murder in order to exact personal revenge on Vladimir Putin. Fort-russ.com reports: But let’s start with the other question: did Hillary Clinton have the capability of organize the murder of the Russian ambassador? Yes. Turkish authorities are already saying that the murder was linked to the Fethullah Gulen’s secret organization which is famous for its close ties to the CIA and US State Department. As experts following Islamic organizations are saying, the claim that the armed Jaish al-Fath opposition coalition (earlier known as Al-Nusra) had taken responsibility for Andrey Karlov’s murder turned out to be a fake. Putting all of these factors together, the theory that the murderer worked for Gulen’s organization is more convincing. This organization’s links to the CIA and State Department are well known. They include financing as well as legal, organizational, and informational support. No wonder Gulen has lived in the US for many years and American authorities refuse to extradite this “preacher” to Turkey. If the killer really is from this [...]

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17:30

The world's most ancient crown was found, dates back to the copper age "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In 1961, an Israeli archaeologist named Pessah Bar-Adon accidentally stumbled upon a marvelous hoard of ancient archaeological relics, including the oldest crown known to man. While Pessah was rappelling down a sheer cliff in Nahal Mishmar, he discovered what has been dubbed by some as the "Cave of Treasures." This discovery consisted of 442 prized artifacts that were made out of ivory, stone and more significantly, copper and bronze.

17:30

Fear of Trump Triggers Deep Spending Cuts by SEIU "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Imagine my distress… From Bloomberg: In a clear sign that labor unions are bracing for lean times under Donald Trump, the massive Service Employees International Union is planning for a 30 percent budget cut over the next year, according to an internal memo reviewed by Bloomberg … Continue reading

17:30

Facebook’s Face Recognition Tech Goes on Trial "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Class-action lawsuits target the biometric privacy policies of several Internet giants Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro

Illustration of a face with mask Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro
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Nimesh Patel, aggrieved user of Facebook and Illinois resident, isn’t naive: He well understands that the social networking company collects information about him. But Facebook went too far for his liking when it collected certain intimate details about his physiognomy, such as how many millimeters of skin lie between his eyebrows, how far the corners of his mouth extend across his cheeks, and dozens of other aspects of his facial geometry that enable the company’s face recognition software to identify him.

Patel is a named plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against Facebook alleging that the company’s use of face recognition technology violates an Illinois law passed in 2008. The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) sets limits on how companies can store and use people’s biometric identifiers, which the law defines as fingerprints, voiceprints, retina or iris scans, and scans of hand or face geometry. The case is scheduled for trial this October, and similar Illinois-based lawsuits are proceeding against Google and Snapchat. In the upcoming year, the courts will host a debate over who can keep our faces on file.

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bar chart The FBI’s FACES face recognition database mostly contains images of law-abiding citizens taken from driver’s license and passport photos. Source: Center on Privacy and Technology, Georgetown Law

Civil liberties groups say that debate is long overdue. The Illinois law is a weird outlier in the United States, where face recognition is increasingly being integrated into surveillance systems and law enforcement databases. The technology has rapidly improved in recent years, says Jennifer Lynch, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and regulations haven’t kept pace. “We could soon have security cameras in stores that i...

17:29

Millions Of Bees Dead After South Carolina Sprays For Zika Mosquitoes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

South Carolina honey bees have begun to die in massive numbers. Death of the areas bees has come suddenly to Dorchester County, S.C. Stressed insects tried to flee their nests, only to surrender in little clumps at the hive entrances. Dead worker bees littering the farms suggested that 'colony collapse disorder' was not the culprit. In colony collapse disorder, workers vanish as though raptured

17:29

Israel Declassifies 200,000 Pages of Documents on 1950s ‘Kidnapped Babies’ Scandal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After decades of silence, Israel has moved to bring some closure to the hundreds of parents whose children went missing under mysterious circumstances. Some argue the database on the so-called  Full Article »

17:28

New York City and State Step Up Enforcement of Wage Rules For Luxury Building Workers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New York City and state regulators have joined forces on a previously undisclosed effort to enforce wage rules for service workers at luxury apartment buildings whose owners receive taxpayer subsidies under the city’s massive 421-a tax break.

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the City Comptroller and the New York Attorney General’s Office sent out joint letters to landlords receiving the tax break. They asked for certified statements and evidence that they had paid their workers the legally required wages or an explanation of why they were not required to do so.

The letters went out in August to “hundreds” of properties, according to details of the enforcement effort disclosed in response to a public records request by ProPublica. Additionally, the comptroller is investigating several cases of owners not paying workers proper wages, which are set by New York City.

“Landlords and developers must abide by the rules if they are going to accept tax breaks offered to them through 421-a,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement to ProPublica. “Public tax dollars cannot be used to profit off the backs of hardworking New Yorkers, and my office will continue our successful work with our partners in government to hold these bad actors accountable.”

The stepped-up wage enforcement marks the latest effort by city and state regulators to police the 421-a tax break, which has been the focus of several reports by ProPublica detailing lax oversight of tenant protections and the worker wage rules.

In recent weeks, city housing officials disclosed plans to suspend benefits for owners of more than 3,000 buildings if they do not comply with tenant protections and other rules of the tax break. Officials said they are hiring additional compliance staff and will...

17:27

17:27

Army Major: “I Have Proof That A Missile Hit Pentagon On 9/11” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A retired US Army Major says he has proof that the Pentagon was struck by a missile on 9/11, and not by a plane as the official report claims.  In an interview, Albert N. Stubblebine III says he can conclusively prove that the Pentagon was not hit by a Boeing 757. Conciouslifenews.com reports: All of the sensors around the Pentagon were turned off except one. That one sensor captured an image of the object that hit the Pentagon.  It looked like a missile.  But, after he went public, the imagery was changed to look like a plane. The collapse of the twin towers was caused by controlled demolition – not the fuel from the airplane. Larry Silverstein, the lease holder of the WTC complex, admitted that that building 7, which was not hit by a plane and had only a small fire, was intentionally “pulled” – which is phraseology used for controlled demolition. All of the air defense systems around Washington DC were turned off that day. Also on 9/11, there was an exercise designed to mimic an attack on the towers by airplanes. When you connect the DOTs, the picture says that what we were told by the media was [...]

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17:26

Jobs! Wages! Workers! Yeah, No. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Andy Puzder (YouTube).

Andy Puzder (YouTube).

All those people who thought Trump would be just ever so dandy for jobs, and the rights and wages of workers? Yeah, you can go screw yourself, because it will be much more gentle than what the incoming administration has in mind. I’ve posted about the new Labor Secretary before, and it was quite clear that he doesn’t think much of workers. Just in case that wasn’t quite plain enough, a bit of background on Puzder’s attitudes towards those worthless workers has surfaced.

The Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s parent company CEO has already come out against a $15-an-hour minimum wage on a recent radio interview with the horrible Hugh Hewitt. An op-ed in the Orange County Register  found a way to applaud the Puzder pick as someone who will somehow bring about wage growth. If you believe the Trumpbros, not only are you getting a businessman, but you’re getting a good, God-fearing man.

But a better, more revealing look into his views comes courtesy of a December 2009 interview stored in Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Oral and Public History (COPH). Allison Varzally spoke with Puzder at Carl Karcher Enterprises in Carpinteria for COPH’s Southern California Food Culture and Visionaries project.

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Trump’s labor man also had choice words for Carl’s Jr.’s home state. “I think the big change in California, it’s really become a kind of socialist state,” Puzder opined. “You can’t be a capitalist in this state, and Carl was at heart a capitalist who created a company that to this day bears his initials.” The would-be Labor Secretary complained about regulations and overtime laws, claiming workers are overprotected.

“Have you ever been to a fast food restaurant and the employees are sitting and you’re wondering, ‘Why are they sitting?'” Puzder asked. “They are on what is called a mandatory break [emphasis his].” He shared a laugh with the interviewer, saying the so-called nanny state is why Carl’s Jr. doesn’t open up any new restaurants in California anymore.

Having been one of those workers who could, on occasion, be found sitting, resting screaming feet for a few....

17:24

Opening salvo: Get Ready for an All-Out Assault on Social Security by Washington in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The inevitable attack by a new Republican-dominated Washington government on Social Security has begun with an ideologically driven scare report out of the Congressional Budget Office, warns TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff

17:24

President Obama: Grant Diplomatic Recognition to the State of Palestine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mr. President Obama do what 136 other countries have done: You can grant International Recognition of the State of Palestine by the United States of America.

17:23

17 Amazing Benefits of Guava Leaves for Skin, Hair and Health "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guavas are tropical fruits that offer an abundance of health benefits. They are high in vitamins A and C, potassium, healthy fiber and lycopene. What most people do not know  Full Article »

17:23

F.A.N.Bulletin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


This chart is based upon the data collected in the largest dental survey carried out in the US (NIDR, 1986-87). The study examined tooth decay and dental fluorosis among 39,000 children in 84 communities. The blue bars show that as community fluoride water levels went up so does the prevalence of dental fluorosis. This is a STRONG relationship. In contrast, as the community fluoride water levels go up there is very little - if any - significant difference in tooth decay (striped pink bars). This is a VERY WEAK relationship.

What kind of risk would you impose on the developing brains of babies and young children to achieve this questionable benefit?

See the petition to the USA EPA to ban fluoridation under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).

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17:22

How to Get Rid of Lice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Dr. Mercola Only one thing sends more shivers down the spines of school-aged children’s parents than head lice… and that is mutant head lice. Research from 2014 of lice samples from the US and Canada showed almost all of the insects (99.6 percent) had developed gene mutations making them resistant to common over-the-counter lice

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17:22

‘Dangerous’ Antidepressants Caused Carrie Fisher To Have Heart Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The death of Carrie Fisher this week could have been prevented had she not been prescribed ‘dangerous’ antidepressant drugs, according to doctors.  According to Dr. Pert and Dr. Heidi Connolly, SSRIs (commonly found in antidepressants) cause a gummy substance to build up in the heart and the brain, which can lead to heart problems with longterm use. Drugawareness.org reports: All I can say is that from day one of the SSRI stories I have seen this happen over and over again. Children should not die before their parents. With a history of strokes already I would certainly hope no doctor gave her an antidepressant to cope with Carrie’s death because they are notorious for causing strokes as well as heart failure. The only surprise here is that she has not suffered heart failure sooner.  With as many antidepressants and other mind altering drugs the doctors have pumped into her over the years, all of which cause heart failure, no one should be surprised. Dr. Candace Pert warned of this effect in her TIME magazine letter to the editor Oct. 20, 1997, pg 8 and I wonder if anyone but me noticed although these drugs never would have seen the light [...]

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17:20

STOCKS, BONDS AND METALS WILL SHOCK MARKETS IN 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

STOCKS, BONDS AND METALS WILL SHOCK MARKETS IN 2017 We are now approaching the final mania in markets. The Dow seems to be on its last swansong. Investors have been determined to take it up to 20,000. So far, the market has been twelve points from this magic level. At the same time treasury bonds…

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17:20

Major Russian bank wipes out Tu-154 plane crash victims' debt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

State-run Sberbank has written off loans taken out by the victims of the Russia's Tu-154 airplane crash last Sunday, according to Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov. The minister confirmed victims' relatives will have to apply either through Sberbank or offices assigned by the Defense and Labor Ministries. Sokolov said that he will negotiate with other Russian banks to do likewise. Sberbank will provide compensation payments to the victim's families during the New Year holidays, said the minister. "Some branches will work during the holidays to implement the payments, the work won't stop even after January 1," said Sokolov.

17:20

Widowbirds jumping, video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from Kenya says about itself:

2 December 2016

The Widowbird is a master jumper, but which male can jump the highest and for the longest amount of time? This clip was taken from the Grasslands episode of Planet Earth II.

A BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions.

17:19

Trump’s Extreme Oligarchy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US President-elect Donald Trump is stuffing his cabinet with rich people. And the essentials of the incoming administration's economic-policy agenda are straightforward: lower taxes for the oligarchs and people like them, and higher taxes – not to mention significant job losses – for almost everyone else.

17:18

Devastated Carrie Fisher's Daughter, Billie Lourd, Moves Out Of Home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Carrie Fisher’s daughter, 22years old Billie Lourd, was spotted for the first time since Carrie Fisher's death on Tuesday. Lourd (pictured left and right on Wednesday and center with her mother and grandmother), who is also an actress like her mother and grandmother, was spotted minutes before her 84-year-old grandmother took ill. She was photographed moving suitcases from her home in Santa Monica, California, at around 12.45pm and was helped by Twilight star, Taylor Lautner, who is her rumored boyfriend (pictured together right).

17:17

Eminent Scientist Debunks Conventional Climate Change Science "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One of the world’s leading scientists, Freeman Dyson, has gone on the recored to ‘debunk’ conventional man-made climate change research, which he says is “completely false”. Dyson worked on some of America’s greatest top secret projects, including the infamous Manhattan Project, and was closely connected  to the work of the scientist that created the Hydrogen bomb yet throughout his career he has never allowed politics to conflate the undermining science that defines his legacy. Dyson opposed the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the invasion of Iraq. He supported Barack Obama in the 2008 US presidential election and The New York Times has described him as a political liberal.  At the same time is among signatories of a letter to the UN criticizing the International Panel on Climate Change and the so-called “consensus  on climate change.” Dyson remarks make it clear that throughout his career since  World War II, and in fact throughout history, scientific majorities have manufactured to support political trends prevalent during those eras and warns that global warming fears are being grossly exaggerated in the same manner that has been observed throughout history. Dyson has also argued against ostracizing scientists whose views depart from the acknowledged mainstream narrative, stating [...]

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17:14

Report: Actor Nicolas Cage Worried Taking Role Positively Portraying Ronald Reagan Will Hurt His Career… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Grow a pair. Via The Blaze: Nicolas Cage has played just about every role there is to play on the movie screen, but there’s one part he’s reportedly reluctant to sign on for because it’s just too big a risk for his Hollywood street cred. Cage, according to Page Six, has been offered the role of […]

17:14

Bulusan volcano erupts, sends ash 3.6 km a.s.l., Philippines "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bulusan volcano generated a phreatic eruption at 06:40 UTC (14:40 PHT) on December 29, 2016. The eruption sent volcanic ash plume up to 3.6 km (12 000 feet) above sea level, the Tokyo VAAC reported at 07:41 UTC. The event was recorded as an explosion-type earthquake...... Read more »

Powerful winter storm aims US Northeast and Canada "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A powerful, fast-moving winter storm is expected to bring significant snowfall, rain and strong winds to portions of the US Northeast and Atlantic Canada on Thursday and Friday, December 29 and 30, 2016. The storm is expected to undergo a rapid strengthening within...... Read more »

Obama creates two new national monuments, protecting 1.65 million acres "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Wednesday, United States President Barrack Obama created two new national monuments: The Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in southeastern Nevada. Using the executive power inherent in the Antiquities Act of 1906, Obama protected about 1.35 million acres in Utah and nearly 300,000 acres in Nevada with this move. In a statement, Obama said that the designation will help “protect some of our country’s most important cultural treasures, including abundant rock art, archeological sites, and lands considered sacred by Native American tribes.” The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (USFS) will jointly manage Bears Ears National Monument, while BLM will be in charge of managing Gold Butte National Monument. [caption id="attachment_192033" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Left: Map of the Bear Ears National Monument, Right: Map of the Gold Butte National Monument. Maps courtesy of U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.[/caption] Environmental groups and Native American tribes, who have long advocated the protection of both areas, applauded the decision. Under the new designation, five Native American tribes — Hopi Nation, Navajo Nation, Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah Ouray, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and Zuni Tribe — will co-manage the Bears Ears National Monument, while still being allowed to access the areas for traditional collection of plants and firewood. “We are particularly pleased that the designation affirms tribal sovereignty and provides a collaborative role for Tribes to work with the federal government in maintaining the land,” said Navajo…

China seizes over 3,000 kg of pangolin scales in biggest-ever smuggling case "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pangolin — the world’s most trafficked mammal — continues to be killed in huge numbers. On Wednesday, Chinese customs officials announced that they had seized more than three metric tons (3,000 kilograms or 6,600 pounds) of pangolin scales in Shanghai. This is the country’s largest-ever smuggling case involving pangolin parts, officials reportedly said. Customs officials discovered the massive amount of scales on December 10. The scales had been packed in 101 bags concealed within a timber consignment imported from Africa. Some 5,000 to 7,500 wild pangolins are estimated to have been killed for these scales, officials told ShanghaiDaily.com. Three people have been arrested so far, and the case is still under investigation according to South China Morning Post. https://twitter.com/shanghaidaily/status/813962111835459585 Pangolins use their scaly armor to protect themselves. Unfortunately, these protective scales have become the very reason for their population collapse. Today, eight species of pangolins survive, four each in Asia and Africa. All four Asian species are on the verge of extinction, while the African species are moving towards a similar fate, thanks to rising demand for pangolin meat and scales in China. Although pangolin scales are made of keratin, just like human fingernails and rhino horns, people (incorrectly) believe that they contain medicinal properties. Traders claim that pangolin scales can promote menstruation and lactation, and treat rheumatism and arthritis. But these claims remain unproven. Consumption of pangolins has also become a status symbol as supply becomes scarce and demand increases. The three tonne seizure is just the tip of an…

17:14

Israel’s AG Orders Criminal Investigation Into Netanyahu "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israel’s attorney-general has ordered police to open a criminal investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  According to the Justice Ministry, an update will be issued “in due time” regarding the ongoing probe into suspicions around Netanyahu. Reuters reports: A Justice Ministry spokeswoman said in a statement that checks in the matter “are still ongoing and this is neither confirmation or denial of what has been alleged”. “The attorney-general, the police and prosecutors are working in close cooperation and a public announcement will be made in due course about the investigation,” she said. There was no immediate response from Netanyahu’s office to a Reuters query on the report. Netanyahu has in the past denied wrongdoing in the purchase of submarines from Germany, where media have reported a potential conflict of interest involving his lawyer. The Channel 10 report said Attorney-General Avihai Mandelblit had authorized police to question Netanyahu under caution, and that a date for the interrogation would be set in the coming days. It said the more serious of the two cases that Mandelblit had been examining had not yet leaked out to the public.

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17:13

Guys Checkout Amber Rose's Latest Instagram Selfie "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amber Rose shared these sexy pics on her Instagram page..

17:12

Mining Company Battles With Apache Tribe Over Oak Flats Copper Mine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A mining operation located along the U.S. 60 between Superior and Globe. A copper mining company wants to put operations in Oak Flats, about five miles away. (Photo by Bri Cossavella/Cronkite News)

Another environmental and economic controversy is brewing out in Oak Flat- a sacred desert landscape  that’s a 90-minute drive from Phoenix. While members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe revered the land as sacred, Resolution Copper Co. is eyeing the land not for the beautiful landscape, but for the rich deposits of copper that runs below its surface.

As Bri Cossavella fro ICMN writes:

In December 2014, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, which authorized Resolution, a Phoenix-based affiliate of foreign mining companies Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, to perform mining operations in Oak Flat in exchange for other land in Arizona.

The act is primarily made up of military reform and funding language and has passed consecutively for about 50 years, but Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, was able to add the Resolution provisions to the bill that year, according to a Cronkite News article.

Prior to the bill’s passing, Resolution submitted its plan of operations to the U.S. Forest Service’s To...

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Why Do Politicians Support Israel? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Source: Dinar Chronicles



Israel sovereignty and security has long been a cornerstone of the American Christian political actor looking to acquire large voting blocks as 91% of Congress registers themselves as Christians.

However, the secret shadow government of Israel is one of several Middle Eastern shadow governments that carried out the 9/11 bombings to start WW3 and remain in control of humanity--including our own shadow government right here in the USA.

What all politicians know is that at some point, hopefully in the not too distant future, the shadow governments of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Australia, Italian, Great Britain and USA will be implicated and prosecuted for war crimes against humanity for the planning, participation and execution of the 9/11 conspiracy.

Yes the 9/11 conspiracy goes that deep.

This is why in the short term, all American politicians seem to support Israel because either they are a paid-in-full cabal actor like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Ted Cruz; or they are just waiting for the big 9/11 information shoe to drop while continuing to gather up conservative Christian voting blocks... a la Paul Ryan.

Most to all malevolent politicians know the end is near for the shadow government philosophy per the new GESARA treaty; and thus they continue on with their public facade of ideological support for Israel so vehemently.

But Israeli sins (aka the cabal nation state) are so vast, so blatant, so impossible to cover up in the digital age, benevolent politicians are finding it harder and harder to fake support for Israeli policy publicly even though they know most to all of their Christian constituency has no clue about what really happened before, during or after 9/11.

This benevolent lying is literally eating their souls alive. Day after day taking illogical positions on clear cut moral right and wrong governance issues--t...

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Mother calls police after alleged assault on 7-yr-old son, Texas cop violently arrests her instead (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Texas police officer has been placed on restricted duty after an encounter, captured on film, in which the white officer wrestled and arrested a black woman who had called police claiming her seven-year-old son was assaulted by a neighbor for littering. Jacqueline Craig, 46, called the Fort Worth Police Department to report that, according to her daughter, a man had grabbed her young son by the neck after the boy littered. The officer, only identified as "Martin" in the video, arrived at the scene. A relative of Craig recorded the encounter with police on Facebook Live. In the Facebook video, which has been viewed more than one million times, the officer stands stone-faced as Craig explains, with the neighbor present, what allegedly occurred in their southwest Fort Worth neighborhood.

17:09

Is Your Olive Oil Fake? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Dr. Mercola Consumption of olive oil has increased more than 10-fold in the U.S. over the past 35 years, from 29 metric tons (MT) in 1980 to 327 MT in 2015. The popularity of the Mediterranean diet has made olive oil a $16 billion-a-year industry. Unfortunately, this popularity has also led to fraud and corruption.

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17:09

Trump Initiates a Political Inquisition; the GOP Attacks America's Most Important Social Programs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Even though he has yet to enter the Oval Office it appears that President-elect Donald Trump is already showing clear signs of how he intends to conduct his presidency. Let's call what we are currently seeing under Trump's direction the initiation of his agenda of intimidation, i.e., a political inquisition.

17:08

Hundreds of Drug Convictions Overturned After Corrupt Cops Caught Framing Innocent People "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

drugOver 450 convictions have been overturned after a gang of drug cops were caught dealing, selling, stealing, and planting drugs on innocent people.

17:07

White House Says Obama Will Veto Any New UN Resolution Critical Of Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about Israeli-Palestinian policy, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about Israeli-Palestinian policy, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(ANALYSIS) — Underscoring that last week’s abstention from a UN Security Council vote criticizing Israeli settlements was for show, and had no policy implications for the Obama Administration, White House officials today promised to veto any additional UN resolutions about Israel for the rest of Obama’s time in office.

The US traditionally makes it a point to veto any resolution remotely Israel-themed at the UN, and last week’s abstention was the first in eight years, along with the first to mention Israel’s settlement expansion in 36 years. At the time, US officials said they could not in good conscience veto the resolution because they agreed with everything in it.

That claim apparently was a one-time deal, however, since the promise to veto anything else proposed includes anything else that they agree with. President-elect Donald Trump has promised vetoes as well, and his transition team has suggested he wants to find a way to “repeal” the previous UN vote.

Which likely isn’t possible, but is also irrelevant, since Israel has no intention of doing anything to comply with the already passed resolution, and US vetoes will preclude any further efforts to stop the settlement expansion. As riled as the Israeli government is over that resolution, the toothless US position on it makes it effectively worthless.


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17:07

SAD! Congo Floods Leave Scores Dead, Thousands Homeless "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 
Floods triggered by heavy rains and a river bursting its banks have killed at least 50 people and left thousands homeless in the southwest Democratic Republic of Congo, a provincial governor told AFP on Thursday.

Torrential rains caused the Kalamu river, which flows through the city of Boma, to overflow for two hours before the waters receded, washing some of the victims across the border into Angola.

   "The rains on the night of Monday to Tuesday in Boma have caused at least 50 deaths," Jacques Mbadu, governor of Kongo Central province, told AFP, adding that a search was still going on for "more bodies that may be buried in the mud".

   "We buried 31 bodies on Wednesday and we expect to get about 20 more bodies back today that ended up across the border in Angola," Mbadu added.

Mbadu said the waters hit a peak of two metres (six feet) above their usual level, destroying at least 500 homes and leaving several thousand people homeless.

Boma, which lies near the mouth of the River Congo around 470 kilometres (300 miles) southwest of Kinshasa, is the country's only Atlantic port.

   "This is a cyclical phenomenon which happens every 10 years. It last happened in January 2015 but with climate change it's now happened again in December 2016," Mbadu said.

Several locals told AFP that two of the city's three districts were still covered in mud, up to a metre deep in some places.

17:06

Italy Slams ECB For Revealing It Has A “Bank Run” Problem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Originally posted at Zero Hedge

With the world still napping in a post-Christmas daze, the ECB surprised Italian bank watchers on December 26when it advised the insolvent, and nationalized, Monte dei Paschi that its capital shortfall had increased by 76% from €5 billion to €8.8 billion as a result of a deposit flight, aka “bank run”, that had accelerated and led to a deterioration in the bank’s liquidity.

The week before, Monte Paschi admitted, it had already suffered roughly €14 billion in deposit outflows, or 11%, in the first nine months of the year. And then, out of nowhere, the ECB said on Monday that Monte Paschi “was solvent but signaled the bank’s liquidity position had rapidly deteriorated between the end of November and December 21.”

Needless to say, Italy was furious at the ECB for unexpectedly admitting that the country’s banks are not only in a worse shape than presented at a time when the government requested the parliament’s approval to issue an additional €20 billion in new public debt to fund bank nationalizations, but that the bank run gripping at least one of Italy’s banks was substantially more aggressive than portrayed.

The anger culminated overnight when in unusually critical comments of the ECB, Italy’s economy minister Pier Carlo Padoan said in a newspaper interview the central bank’s new capital target was the result of a “very rigid stance” in its assessment of the bank’s risk profile. He bashed Draghi saying, that the European Central Bank”should have explained more clearly why it nearly doubled its estimated capital shortfall for the ailing Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS.MI) bank, which is being bailed out by the state.”

“It would have been useful, if not kind, to have a bit more information from the ECB about the criteria that led to this assessment,” Padoan told financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore.

The ECB told the Italian treasury of its decision in a letter, which Padoan said was just five lines long and which has not been made public.

Confusion spread quickly, and as Reuters writes, “it irked the Rome government and has quickly turned into a political issue. A group of lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Party asked Padoan and Italy’s foreign minister on Wednesday to explain in parliament what had happened.”

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17:05

Fitbit Inc: What’s Next for FIT Stock? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Mukta Samtani BMS, MBA, PhD.

FIT Stock Problems Still Persist
Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) stock took a beating as the company provided soft guidance for the holiday season in the third-quarter earnings announced in early November. Fit stock has lost a little over 75% this year which is an indication of lots of troubles for the company. However, here’s a piece of encouraging news for the maker of fitness trackers.

FIT stock gained seven percent Tuesday on the news that Fitbit devices turned out to be popular gifts over the Christmas weekend. As per media reports, the “Fitbit” app rose to be.

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17:04

Support the Earth First! Winter Rendezvous "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

from Hudson Valley Earth First!

Our local Earth First! group will be hosting the 2017 Organizers Conference and Winter Rendezvous this February 7th -14th. Get ready for awesome workshops, winter hikes, music, campfires and lots of fun!🙂

Support the Earth First! Organizers Conference and Winter Rendezvous!

We are raising money to host 75+ people for a weeklong  gathering of Earth Firsters, eco-defenders, and earth loving rebels. Nestled in the Catskill Mountains within the Hudson River Watershed, we have reserved heated cabins to engage in important movement discussions and provide a space to plug into existing campaigns/projects in our bioregion.

We need to raise $5000 by January 1st to cover the 50% deposit for the cost of the cabins, indoor meeting space and on-site hotel rooms. Thanks for your help!

https://fundly.com/hudson-valley-earth-first-action-fund

RADICAL ECO DEFENSE IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

We are a group of eco-warriors drawn together by common principles and a great love for the natural communities of the Hudson River Valley in New York.

The principles that unite all Earth First! groups are direct action, biocentrism (respect for all life), and a “no compromise” stance.

Pipelines, power plants, bomb trains and a whole slew of other development projects are either currently under construction or in the proposal and permitting p...

17:04

Transgender boy barred from Cub Scouts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From the moment he joined, 8-year-old Joe Maldonado eagerly looked forward to camping trips and science projects as a member of the Cub Scouts. But his expectations were dashed after his mother said she received a phone call from a Scouting official who told her that Joe would no longer be allowed to participate because he was born a girl. Kristie Maldonado said she was stunned because her son had been a member of Cub Scout Pack 87 in Secaucus for about a month and his transgender status had not been a secret. But some parents complained, an official from the Northern New Jersey Council of Boy Scouts told her — even though her son had been living as a boy for more than a year and was accepted as a boy at school, she said

17:04

Flesh-eating Worms have Appeared in Florida "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After nearly 35 years of being eradicated in the U.S., a destructive, flesh-eating worm has reappeared within our borders — in the state of Florida, to be exact, where officials believe it may be quietly and unassumingly entering the country through Cuba. Known as the screwworm, the worm, which does exactly as its name suggests,

The post Flesh-eating Worms have Appeared in Florida appeared first on Health Nut News.

17:03

South Korean ‘comfort women’ update "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

30 June 2014

A Sad and Beautiful Story about Comfort Women Sacrificed by Japanese Imperial Army during World War 2.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

South Korea: Opposition demands axing of deal on comfort women
Thursday 29th December 2016

OPPOSITION MPs in South Korea called yesterday for the scrapping of a deal with Japan concerning compensation for women forced into sex slavery.

The two countries agreed a year ago that Japan would pay £7 million to support 46 surviving “comfort women” — a euphemism for sex slaves taken by imperial Japan before and during World War II as its armies ravaged east Asia.

The parliamentary leader of the main opposition Democratic Party, Woo Sang Ho, said it would scrap the deal if the party wins presidential elections that could take place in a few months, pending the impeachment of corruption-tainted President Park Guen Hye.

And Kim Gyeong Rok, spokesman for the third-largest People’s Party, criticised Ms Park’s government for “selling away” the victims’ dignity and said the issue couldn’t be resolved without Japan offering a sincere apology and admitting legal responsibility.

Hundreds of protesters gathered round a statue of a girl symbolising South Korean sex slaves near Japan’s...

17:03

NATO’s Auditor General Mysteriously Found Dead In His Car "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NATO's auditor general dead

Yves Chandelon, who held the position of Auditor General of NATO, has been found dead. The sixty-two-year-old went missing for several hours before he was discovered several kilometres away from his home and office.

NATO's auditor general dead
Image Source: Yeniçağ Gazetesi – Police investigating Yves Chandelon’s car, in which his body was found along with weapons.

The police discovered his body in the town of Andenne, Belgium, more than ninety kilometres away from his town. According to forensics, Yves had more than two registered weapons in his name, however, the report further states that that a gun discovered at the crime scene didn’t belong to him.

NATO's auditor general dead
Image Source: The Express – The body was found in the village of Bonneville in Andenne, Belgium .

The weapon from which he was shot was found in the glove compartment of the car – where his body was discovered. Many local news stations that have conducted interviews with Yves Chandelon’s family, claim that he did not commit suicide, but rather, it was made to look that way.

NATO's auditor general dead
Image Source: The Express – The death of the senior NATO chief is suspicious say reports.

However, the investigation also led to a strange finding; that he was getting phone calls from unknown people threatening him. This, and along with a trail of other findings, convinces the family of the internal auditor that his bizarre death was no...

17:01

Parts Bin Bonanza Leads to Arduino FM Radio "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trolling eBay for parts can be bad for your wallet and your parts bin. Yes, it’s nice to be well stocked, but eventually you get to critical mass and things start to take on a life of their own.

This unconventional Arduino-based FM receiver is the result of one such inventory overflow, and even though it may take the long way around to listening to NPR, [Kevin Darrah]’s build has some great tips in it for other projects. Still in the mess-o-wires phase, the radio is centered around an ATmega328 talking to a TEA5767 FM radio module over I²C. Tuning is accomplished by a 10-turn vernier pot with an analog meter for frequency display. A 15-Watt amp drives a pair of speakers, but [Kevin] ran into some quality control issues with the amp and tuner modules that required a little extra soldering as a workaround. The longish video below offers a complete tutorial on the hardware and software and shows the radio in action.

We like the unconventional UI for this one, but a more traditional tuning method using the same guts is also possible, as this retro-radio refit shows.


Filed under: Arduino Hacks, misc hacks

17:00

Syria Ceasefire To Take Effect At Midnight On Dec 30 - President Vladimir Putin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government had signed a number of documents, including a ceasefire deal that would take effect at midnight on the night of Dec. 29-30.

He also said that Russia had agreed to reduce its military deployment in Syria.

17:00

Copper Leads the Way Lower for Bond Yields "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Just a week ago, China was facing a banking system crisis that necessitated an injection of 375 billion yuan ($53 billion) into the money market, and that was after the prior week’s injection of 250 billion yuan ($36 billion). But now, after Christmas has passed...

Augmented Reality: Forget the Glasses "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While we waited for a Magic Leap, Pokémon Go walked off with the AR crown Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro

Illustration of a Pokemon Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro
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In mid-2014, Magic Leap began teasing us with visions of realistic baby elephants playing in the palms of our hands, promising to soon unveil a mind-blowing augmented reality technology that would dramatically change the worlds of both entertainment and computing. Investors have ponied up an astounding US $1.39 billion so far to own a piece of this AR future, according to Crunchbase.

We’re still waiting. For a while, it seemed that 2017 was going to be the year of Magic Leap, but the company’s technology does not appear ready for prime time, though AR fans are hoping for at least one public demo.

Meanwhile, a funny thing happened on the way to beta testing. While we were waiting for Magic Leap to show us what’s behind its curtain, another startup, Niantic, working with the Pokémon Company and Nintendo, launched a free mobile app in July 2016 that inserted the little critters of the decades-old Pokémon franchise into live scenes on the screens of mobile devices. Pokémon Go challenged fans old and young to go out and “catch ’em all!” And it worked: CEO John Hanke, speaking at an Apple event in September, reported 500 million downloads worldwide in just two months, with players collectively walking 4.6 billion kilometers while playing the game. In the United States, Pokémon Go quickly beat Candy Crush Saga, becoming the most popular game ever.

iPhone Use, in Minutes

bar chart An analysis for 11 July 2016 shows that the average iPhone user spent more time on Pokémon Go that day than on any of the most popular social-networking apps. Chart Source: SensorTower

Since then, many companies have been scrambling in stealth to develop competing AR game apps, and dozens of these apps will likely roll out throughout this year. This is the start of something big, a new form of mass entertainment....

16:59

What Time To Expect The Pension Fund Rebalancing Sell Orders "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

As we first reported one week ago, a “red flag” emerged for the market, and big hurdle for Dow surpassing 20,000, as a result of year-end pension fund rebalancing, which as Credit Suisse calculated have to sell between $38 and $58 billion. According to CS analyst Victor Lin, the “estimated rotation out of domestic U.S. equities would be one of the largest on record” with relatively large outperformance versus other asset classes both on a monthly and quarterly basis.

And, as yesterday’s price action showed, “prudently” said pension funds appear to have waited until the very last possible moment, i.e., the end of the year to dump billions in ultra thin tape, leaving C-grade traders in charge of execution.

Further, as RBC’s cross asset head Charlie McElliggott notes in a note this morning, yesterday’s selling was hardly the only “rebalancing day”, with today and tomorrow still on the calendar.

So what time should traders expect these selling waves?

Here is RBC’s answer:

The US Dollar has reversed the entirety of yesterday’s gains (and then-some) on four key ‘inputs’ over the past session and a half:

Large month-end FX hedging from US equities clients, where major MTD gains in stocks force USD-selling on the hedging adjustment.

  • Lower US rates (= stronger USTs) from the blistering indirect takedown (highest all-time at 71.4%) at yesterday’s strong 5Y auction, which stopped 1.2bps thro...

16:58

Canada’s Hemisphere "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The new issue of Jacobin is out now. To mark its release, we’re offering discounted introductory subscriptions.

In recent years, the Canadian state has lent its support to a repressive post-coup regime in Honduras; it has provided military and ideological backing for a repressive regime in Colombia, one which boasts the hemisphere’s worst record on human rights; it has aggressively interfered in the domestic affairs of left-of-center Latin American governments, such as that of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and Rafael Correa in Ecuador; it has supported ecological destruction and the dislocation of vulnerable populations in the region through its support for Canadian natural resource companies; it has provided cover for exploitative working conditions in the factories of Canadian companies operating in the export processing zones of Central America; it has sought to delegitimize, coopt, or coerce popular movements that have directly challenged the economic interests of Canadian capital — this is the reality with which any honest study of Canada’s growing political and economic engagement with Latin America must start.

These are not extreme or isolated examples, unrepresentative of the broader character of Canada’s foreign policies in the Americas. These trends are at the core of Canadian foreign policy in Latin America, animating both Canadian capitalist expansion and popular resistance in the region.

Canadian multinational corporations (MNCs) have expanded rapidly into Latin America as a whole since the 1990s with devastatingly destructive force. Their deleterious impact on human rights has been matched only by their enormous ecological offences — indeed, the two often go hand in hand. Expansion of Canadian capital has in turn engendered waves of creative and militant community resistance, which has proved the most successful way thus far of containing predatory Canadian MNCs and the state policies that abet their operations.

This dialectic of capitalist expansion and popular resistance is well understood by Canadian policymakers. For example,...

16:55

‘Any further hostile actions from US will trigger Moscow reaction’ – Foreign Ministry (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

‘Any further hostile actions from US will trigger Moscow reaction’ – Foreign Ministry (Video)

‘Any further hostile actions from US will trigger Moscow reaction’ – Foreign Ministry Video US Secretary of State John Kerry said the alleged Russian hack “invaded the space of our election” and “did have an impact.” He said Obama will respond before he leaves office. RT’s Aleksey Yaroshevsky has more. Video Source Yaras Jenny Sureeee…Russia…

The post ‘Any further hostile actions from US will trigger Moscow reaction’ – Foreign Ministry (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:53

Liberty University To Open Shooting Range On Campus… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The safe space is behind the firing line. Via Law Officer: In a bid to promote gun ownership, firearm sports and beef up general security on campus in the event of a terrorist attack, Liberty University is set to open a state-of-the-art shooting range on the institution’s sprawling 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, next fall. […]

16:52

Ondo residents protest as vehicle kills four "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Four persons including two commercial motorcyclists popularly called Okada were killed in a ghastly motor accident that occurred in Odigbo in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Wednesday evening. The accident, according to sources, occurred when a Toyota Land Rover Jeep, with registration number FEA 162 AA, in trying to avoid a bad […]

The post Ondo residents protest as vehicle kills four appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

16:51

Guys Watch The Bizzare Moment Striker Finally Scores After Removing Charm From Opponent's Goalpost (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rwanda Football officials were forced to take action after black magic was allegedly used during a Rwandan Premier League between Mukura Victory and Rayon Sports.
In the game Mukura’s striker, Moussa Camara, whose team was down 1-0 was seen plucking something out from the opponent's goalpost.

The goal keeper was then seen chasing after him but he successfully handed over the charm to an umpire and scored a goal few minutes later. Watch the video below..

16:50

5 Scientists Died Mysteriously After Making These Major Discoveries "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Okay, say you’re the leader of a country and a few scientists discover something that could change the world. You could bribe the researchers to keep their mouths shut, but wouldn’t it be easier just to kill them?

I’m not saying that this happens a lot, but there has definitely been some shadiness afoot over the years. Let’s take a look at five eyebrow-raising cases of scientists dying after making important discoveries.

1. GEC-MARCONI SCIENTISTS

Back in the ’80s, Ronald Reagan introduced an ambitious defense program called Strategic Defense Initiative (nicknamed Star Wars), which was designed to shoot lasers at incoming missiles from space should the Russians attack. Between 1982 and 1990, 25 British scientists who worked for GEC-Marconi, the British wing of the program, mysteriously died. Some believe that they were killed by Soviet spies, and others believe that their own government had a hand in it.

2. DAVID KELLY

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16:48

Montana Town Takes On Neo-Nazi Leader And His Supporters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Richard Spencer, the founder of the so-called “alt-right” movement, an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white nationalism and populism. (AP Photo)

Richard Spencer, the founder of the so-called “alt-right” movement, an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white nationalism and populism. (AP Photo)

(REPORT) —  Top Montana Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Tuesday warned neo-Nazis they would find “no safe haven” for a rally that could include guns planned for next month in a mountain town where white nationalists have threatened Jewish residents.

The lawmakers include both Democrats and U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke, recently picked by Republican President-elect Donald Trump to be interior secretary.

“We say to those few who seek to publicize anti-Semitic views that they shall find no safe haven here,” Zinke wrote in an open letter also signed by Democratic Montana Governor Steve Bullock, U.S. senators Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Jon Tester, and Republican Attorney General Tim Fox.

Neo-Nazis plan to march in January in the mountain ski town of Whitefish in Montana’s remote and rugged northwestern reaches. The march is to support the mother of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer, Sherry, who is facing pressure from community members to sell a building she owns in Whitefish because of its ties to her son as well as disavow her son’s beliefs.

The building has been the subject of protests in the community.

As pressure mounted against the building, the neo-Nazi and white supremacist website “Daily Stormer” urged its readers in an article to “take action” against Jews in the Whitefish area.

In its article, the “Daily Stormer” called for an “old fashioned Troll Storm” against community members and published their names and phone numbers along with yellow Jewish stars...

16:48

CellAge Campaign Q&A: Are Senescent Macrophages The Problem Or Other Cell Types? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some research suggests macrophages might be the best target for senescent cell therapies. Here is Mantas from cell age answering a reader question “Are senescent macrophages the problem of other cell types?”


Mantas from CellAge answers a question from one of our readers who asked if senescent macrophages (the cleaner cells of the body) should be the focus of senescent cell removal. Some research this year by Gudkov et al. suggests that macrophages become tainted by senescent cell signals and become dysfunctional and that removing them could be beneficial as they could be replaced with macrophages that do work properly.

Check out the campaign at Lifespan.io and donate to a better healthier future:

https://www.lifespan.io/campaigns/cellage-targeting-senescen…c-biology/

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16:47

FLASHBACK: Ex-ambassador: Israel used my family's name to cover up ethnic cleansing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A former Dutch ambassador was due to plant 1,100 olive trees in the West Bank on Sunday to make amends, he said, for the fact that Israel had exploited his family's name to "cover up an act of ethnic cleansing". Erik Ader, a former ambassador to Norway, said the trees were his way of apologising for a similar number of pine trees planted in Israel in the 1960s to honour his father. The Rev Bastiaan Jan Ader, who was executed by the Nazis in 1944, was named a "Righteous among the Nations" in 1967 by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum. He had helped hundreds of Dutch Jews escape the extermination camps. Ader said he had been shocked to discover a decade ago that under the small conifer forest dedicated to his father were concealed the ruins of a Palestinian village. All of the 2,400 Palestinian inhabitants of Bayt Nattif, south-west of Jerusalem, were expelled in 1948, the year Israel was established. The Israeli army destroyed the 350 homes there and none of the villagers has ever been allowed to return. Ader reserved especial anger for the Jewish National Fund, an international Zionist charity with semi-governmental authority in Israel, that had raised funds from Dutch Jews to plant the trees. He said those who made the donations had been deceived and did not know what their money was used for.

16:47

Identitarians vs. Patriots – Elaborating on Progressive duplicity and the Rise of the Right (video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Understanding the bond between the New Left and Jewish progressive intelligentsia...

Personal Eye Doctor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Now you can turn your smartphone into an eye doctor.

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16:46

Fighting corruption: Nigeria rids federal payroll of 50K nonexistent 'ghost workers' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Nigeria's government claims it has taken a "huge" step in the fight against costly corruption by ridding the federal payroll of 50,000 fraudulent wages that go to "ghost" employees who do not exist. Just over 18 months into Muhammadu Buhari's presidency and a year since an"efficiency unit" was set up to audit government finances, 50,000 "ghost workers" have reportedly been removed from the state payroll. The issue refers to people creating aliases or false names to wrongly claim payments from public service departments. As a result, according to Nigeria's government spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the country stands to make a "huge" saving of 200 billion Nigerian naira ($644 million) this year.

16:45

Draining The Swamp, Part 6: The 4-5% Growth Delusion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is too late for the US economy to accelerate from a cold start to 4-5% annual GDP growth as foreseen by Trump's Treasury Secretary-designate, Steve Mnuchin, and 1980s vintage supply siders like Larry Kudlow. That's because tax cuts are not magic and do not work instantaneously-----but, instead, generate economic gains gradually over time as the supply side of the economy becomes unblocked and energized.

16:44

126 Years Ago Today the Government Declared Victory in Its “Race War” Against Native Americans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On this day in 1890, the Massacre of Wounded Knee occurred.

Wounded Knee, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, was the site of two conflicts between North American Indians and representatives of the U.S. government.

The 1890 massacre left some 300 Native Americans dead, in what was the final clash between federal troops and the Sioux. In 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee for 71 days to protest conditions on the reservation.

There were a few survivors like Jennie In The Lead (pictured above).

Jacqueline Garreaux writes that “Our father used to tell us the story of her survival. He said when the shooting began, it was complete chaos, women and children were running and trying to escape the gunshots from the cavalry soldiers. Many died that day. Over 300 men, women and children.

“My great grandmother Jennie was running and heard a horse running alongside her, she saw the horse was riderless, so she grabbed the reigns and jumped on the horse.

“She rode to the stronghold, which is the Badlands of South Dakota. She had her infant son on her back in a cradle board, when she realized the baby had been shot dead, she buried her baby and proceeded to ride to Bridger, SD, which is on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She became a widow that day and lost her only child. It wasn’t too long after, she met a French fur trapper by the name of William Garreau and they married and went on to have children.

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16:42

Flash flooding hits Melbourne, Australia; mass road closures across Victoria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Melbourne is still reeling from flash flooding after a severe downpour hit Victoria on Thursday afternoon, with train services delayed or suspended into the night and roads across the state remaining closed. Torrential rain hammered Melbourne from about 3pm as roads turned into rivers and flash flooding wreaked havoc. Major arterials were closed, leaving drivers stranded. The Western Ring Road at Plenty Rd — and dozens of other Victorian roads — remained closed in both directions as of 11.15pm on Thursday, according to VicRoads' website, while the SES had received more than 1500 calls for assistance Metro Trains was still reporting delays across most of the network, with sections of Sandringham, Hurstbridge and Belgrave lines still suspended as of 11.15pm. The reason for the traffic on the ring road...more a river than a puddle #victraffic #melbweather @VicTraffic pic.twitter.com/2akzyCZaTC — Sharnel Amber (@sharnelc) December 29, 2016

16:39

Sarah Palin: President Trump Should ‘Call for the Unshackling of the Political Bands Tying Us to the UN’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trump makes a point as he walks with former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin in New York City as they make their way to a scheduled meeting Tuesday, May 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

16:38

How to create basic Snort IDS rules "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This post follows up to Install Snort in Kali Linux, the easy way.

I am going to create some basic rules to use Snort as an IDS.

The first thing to do is defining what Snort has to protect as the Home network.

You need to edit its configuration file (/etc/snort/snort.conf) as follows:
  1. change the value of the line ipvar HOME_NET from any to your home network range (in my case, 192.168.2.0/24)
  2. change the value of the line ipvar EXTERNAL_NET from any to !$HOME_NET (in other words, uncomment the last line shown in the first below screenshot). The value of the EXTERNAL_NET variable will have to be defined as any network other than the Home network.
  3. Apply customized rules by editing the file /etc/snort/rules/local.rules, as shown below.
  4. Edit /etc/snort/snort.conf by adding a line that includes your customized rule file.




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16:37

Top-Secret Snowden Document Reveals What the NSA Knew About Previous Russian Hacking "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

People hold pictures of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya during a rally in central Moscow, 07 October 2007.

16:37

Nigerian Bride-To-Be, Dayo Enioluwa Adeleke, Allegedly Stabbed By Cameroonian House Boy Laid To Rest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

33years old Dayo Adeleke, who was preparing for her wedding was stabbed by her EVIL HEARTLESS Cameroonian house keeper at her home in Parkview estate, Lagos, on Tuesday, December 20th.
Dayo and her fiancee..
She will be laid to rest today in Ikoyi, Lagos. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace..

16:36

Russia: Mass Graves Full Of Tortured Civilians Discovered In Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

Via TheAntiMedia.org,

Russian military forces have discovered mass graves in eastern parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, with many of the bodies reportedly showing signs of torture.

Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesperson for the Russian defense ministry, announced the horrifying discovery on Monday. “Many of the corpses were found with missing body parts, and most had gunshot wounds to the head,” he said, according to RT, a Russian state-owned news network.

Until recently, the eastern portion of Aleppo, once Syria’s largest city and industrial and financial center, was under the control of so-called “moderate” rebels, many of whom have received both intelligence and material support from the United States and its allies in the Middle East.

Last week, Russian and Syrian military forces oversaw the evacuation of civilians from eastern Aleppo. Prior to that, the rebel-held portion of the city had been controlled by two main factions, Jabhat al-Nusra, a terrorist group with ties to al-Qaeda also known as the Nusra Front, and Ahrar al-Sham, another extremist group that receives U.S. support despite being designated a terrorist organization.

In an apparent attempt to court the U.S. government by distancing itself from al-Qaeda, the Nusra Front recently attempted to “rebrand” itself. Despite efforts to market themselves as kinder, gentler terrorists, the group has continued to commit atrocities, including burning buses inte...

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The Inauguration Huckster. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trump with Pastor Paula White (Photo: Facebook).

Donald Trump with Pastor Paula White (Photo: Facebook).

Take a good look at the background in that photo.

In 2007, TV preacher Paula White got investigated by the U.S. Senate for her shady fundraising practices.

Ten years later, she will pray at Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Yes, really.

White is a televangelist with a huge audience and a knack for stirring controversy. She’s been a Trump booster for years, and she helped organize a summit for him in the early days of his presidential campaign with other televangelists. Her presence at the inauguration is a very strong indicator that Trump’s White House will be a safe space for the Christian right’s most controversial characters.

[…]

While Grassley was investigating White, Trump was praising her. CNN quoted him in a broadcast aired Nov. 26, 2007, describing her in glowing terms.

“Paula White is not only a beautiful person, both inside and out, she has a significant message to offer anyone who will tune in and pay attention,” Trump said. “She has amazing insight, the ability to deliver that message clearly, as well as powerfully.”

White has expressed similar sentiments about Trump, once describing him as “a diamond that reveals a new facet each time it is turned in the light.”

And during Trump’s campaign, she vouched for his saintliness.

[…]

As The Daily Beast detailed last year, the overlap between Trump’s and White’s message is glaring. One of the sermons for sale on her website is called “Why God Wants You Wealthy.” Trump, meanwhile, wrote a book titled Why We Want You to Be Rich. Trump and God both. Why aren’t you rich already?

Via Th...

16:34

Artificial Intelligence Replacing Management at World’s Largest Hedge Fund "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The impending evisceration of the global job market by artificial intelligence and robotic automation is well-trodden territory. Various estimates suggest the American employment mill could shrink by 30% by the  Full Article »

16:34

The Farmer Who Built Her Own Broadband "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"I'm just a farmer's wife," says Christine Conder, modestly. But for 2,300 members of the rural communities of Lancashire she is also a revolutionary internet pioneer.

Her DIY solution to a neighbour's internet connectivity problems in 2009 has evolved into B4RN, an internet service provider offering fast one gigabit per second broadband speeds to the parishes which nestle in the picturesque Lune Valley.

.... "It wasn't rocket science. It was three days of hard work." Her motto, which she repeats often in conversation, is JFDI. Three of those letters stand for Just Do It. The fourth you can work out for yourself.


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16:33

Echo data sought in murder case warrant, Amazon denies police "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Alexa, voice of Amazon's Echo, not only always "listens" but also retains the right to remain silent. Amazon reportedly won't be handing over its recordings to the Bentonville Police Department after a warrant was issued in relation to a murder. The tech industry news site The Information is reporting that based on court documents, Amazon is refusing to share audio recordings and other data from the Echo belonging to James Andrew Bates, who is charged with murdering Victor Collins in November 2015. Collins' body was discovered in Bates' hot tub in Bentonville, Arkansas, and authorities have since pursued information stored inside multiple "smart" devices found on Bates' property.

16:33

UK warns churches as Ashimolowo’s KICC loses £3.9m to Ponzi scheme "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The British Government has warned churches and charities in the United Kingdom against the careless handling of funds by their trustees. This follows the report of an interim investigation into the loss of £3.9 million by Nigerian-born Pastor Mathhew Ashimolowo’s church, Kingsway International Christian Centre, to a Ponzi scheme. Unnamed trustees of the church had some years […]

The post UK warns churches as Ashimolowo’s KICC loses £3.9m to Ponzi scheme appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

16:32

Feminists Freakout After Steve Martin Marks Death Of “Beautiful” Carrie Fisher… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via The Blaze: Actor Steve Martin was just one of dozens of Hollywood icons to take to Twitter Tuesday to express condolences over the death of “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher, but feminists were not happy with how he chose to do so. “When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful […]

16:31

Those That Bless Israel Will Be Blessed And Those That Curse Israel Will Be Cursed – So Now America Is Greatly Cursed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Those That Bless Israel Will Be Blessed And Those That Curse Israel Will Be Cursed – So Now America Is Greatly Cursed TDC Note – Personally, I don’t see how funding a tyrannical maniac who has displaced hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people and killed countless innocents could ever put any person(s) or nation(s)…

The post Those That Bless Israel Will Be Blessed And Those That Curse Israel Will Be Cursed – So Now America Is Greatly Cursed appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:31

Obama Designates Two New National Monuments, Protecting 1.65 Million Acres "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Protecting Bears Ears in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada mark Obama's final push to safeguard environmentally fragile lands

16:30

“Guilty, But Not Punished”: Another Banking Criminal Let Off The Hook "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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“Guilty, But Not Punished”: Another Banking Criminal Let Off The Hook

Written by Jeff Nielson CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL)

It is a verdict which we see over and over when it comes to the crimes of the Big Banks, the central banks, and their minions. These felons are caught committing serious offenses, again and again, yet receive either no punishment, or at worst some token slap on the wrist.

The banking felon to escape punishment this time is IMF criminal, Christine LaGarde. LaGarde’s criminal conviction came while she was still France’s Finance Minister. It involved a $400 million government pay-out authorized by LaGarde, against the advice of several other Finance Ministry officials, to “French tycoon” Bernard Tapie. LaGarde announced she wouldn’t appeal being let off the hook for her crime. How magnanimous.

Of course the phrase “French tycoon” is just a Corporate media euphemism for French oligarch, Bernard Tapie. LaGarde funneled $400 million of government money – the People’s money — into this oligarch’s pockets, against the advice of Ministry colleagues, in what was officially ruled “a misuse of public funds”. Even with the watered-down charge of negligence, LaGarde’s crime could have carried a penalty of up to one year in prison.

The problem is that it would be difficult for LaGarde...

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(Updated) Activists and police misconduct websites are considered "extremists" by police "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


According to a Virginia Police PowerPoint presentation titled, "Domestic Terrorism and Extremist Group" the police are 'secretly' classifying citizens as "extremists" and "subversives."

The 'presentation', is proof that Americans are being classified as "extremists" based on their political activities.

According to Public Intelligence.net "the PowerPoint presentation was obtained from the public website of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. It is believed to have been authored by a representative of a city police department in Virginia."

The 'secret' presentation was never meant to be seen by the public...

"The following material is Law Enforcement Sensitive and should not be disseminated outside LEO circles." 

According to the 'presentation', police are told to keep their activities a 'secret' by never visiting websites from their home computers. In other words, if police use only government computers the public will never know if their being spied on.

Updated 12/29:

Trump team asks for names of staffers working to combat extremism.

"Trump transition officials have asked for the names of State Department officials working on efforts to counter violent extremism, two State Department officials familiar with the questionnaire confirmed to CNN."

"Some State Department personnel have expressed concern why individual names are being requested..."
 
Numerous ways Americans can be considered an extremist:

You're an EXTREMIST, if you want more police accountability and no police abuse.
...

16:30

Boy Scouts ban 8-year-old transgender boy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Joe Maldonado/CBS Photo From CBS News: The Boy Scouts of America is facing tough questions after banning a child over his gender identity. Joe Maldonado, 8, who was born a girl and now identifies as a boy, was removed from … Continue reading

16:30

The Fake 2,000 Year Old Media Battle "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Fake 2,000 Year Old Media Battle

“In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell

By Moe

When I look at the current state of media madness to what has been labeled fake media, it takes me back over 2,000 years in history to the original information battle that was waged between the Catholic Church and the various Gnostics sects of the day. The Church are who we can call the first leaders of a global mainstream media, and the Gnostics would be the true originators of alternative media.

At first, it was a war of words and knowledge between the Gnostic Catholic Church Fathers and the other competing Gnostic factions. Later, the Gnostics who refused to assimilate with Catholic teachings would be deemed heretics and their books burned in the ashes of time. Many would also see the horrors of being burned at the stake as sacrificial victims of heresy.

In other words, their teachings were labeled as “fake,” and for walking their own paths, they were destroyed.

As it has been said, time goes full circle like the ouroboros and those who control the past, control the future. This certainly is not the 2nd century with Church Father Irenaeus leading the charge against the Gnostics by issuing state sponsored propaganda against the foes of the Empire.

But in this age of digital chaos, we can clearly see Archonic parallels to the past.

One of the differences today is that the methods of control have been digitized into a world wide web of disinformation and a pool of too much information. The clueless people who think they are Neo in the Matrix by sharing the latest propaganda in their prison cells (aka their cell phones), like to ignorantly assume they are enlightened surfers who are surfing this web built by the Master Archons, when in reality, they have been encircled like a cocoon and their words recorded to their permanent files.

It’s a Catholic confession, but on digital steroids.

The Priests instead of hearing the sins of the people behind a shrouded screen, hav...

16:30

Franka: A Robot Arm That’s Safe, Low Cost, and Can Replicate Itself "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This factory robot can be trusted not to kill its human coworkers Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro

Illustration of a robot arm Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro

Sami Haddadin once attached a knife to a robot manipulator and programmed it to impale his arm. No, it wasn’t a daredevil stunt. He was demonstrating how a new force-sensing control scheme he designed was able to detect the contact and instantly stop the robot, as it did.

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Now Haddadin wants to make that same kind of safety feature, which has long been limited to highly sophisticated and expensive systems, affordable to anyone using robots around people. Sometime in 2017, his Munich-based startup, Franka Emika, will start shipping a rather remarkable robotic arm. It’s designed to be easy to set up and program, which is nice. But what makes it special is that, unlike typical factory robots, which are so dangerous they are often put inside cages, this arm can operate right next to people, assisting them with tasks without posing a risk.

And did I mention that it can build copies of itself?

The robot, also called Franka Emika—“It’s like first and last name,”
Haddadin explains—is not the only one ever designed to operate alongside human workers. Indeed, this type of system, known as a collaborative robot, or cobot, is one of the fastest growing segments in the robotics market, with global sales expected to jump from US $100 million in 2016 to over $3.3 billion in just five years, according to one estimate.

Who’s Buying Robots?

bar chart Unit sales estimates for industrial robots in 2016 show that Asia—in particular China, South Korea, and Japan—...

16:29

High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked To Kidney Stones: 5 Facts To Know "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked To Kidney Stones: 5 Facts To Know | High-Fructose-Corn-Syrup-Linked-To-Kidney-Stones | General Health Toxins

High fructose corn syrup, or HFCS for short, is a man-made sweetener commonly used in processed foods. It’s included in many foods that one would least suspect, like bread, crackers, pasta sauces, and even pickles. Groups like the Corn Refiner’s Association and companies dependent on High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) continue to market it as a safe, almost “natural” product. The truth is becoming increasingly clear, however, with studies showing the immense health issues that arise from its long-term consumption. Considering that the majority of people today consume a diet primarily based on processed foods, it’s somewhat challenging for most people to eat it in moderation.

HFCS and Kidney Stones: What’s the Connection?

Recent research points to the fact that increases in kidney stone occurrences in men, women, and even children appear linked to regular consumption of HFCS. Research indicates HFCS encourages formation of two of the four kidney stone types, both of which are highly avoidable. Here are 5 facts you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones against HFCS-induced kidney stone formation.

1. Eating Fructose Increases the Risk of Kidney Stones

Don’t be fooled by industry-fueled marketing campaigns — fructose consumption increases the risk of kidney stone formation. The National Kidney Foundation website states “eating too much fructose correlates with increasing the risk of developing a kidney stone.” [...

16:28

Journalists, Writers In Turkey Face Terrorism, Separatism Charges "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, second left, National Movement Party leader Devlet Bahceli, left and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim look on at the start of their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 25, 2016.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, Republican People’s Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, second left, National Movement Party leader Devlet Bahceli, left and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim look on at the start of a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 25, 2016.

Istanbul (REPORT) – The prosecution of writers and journalists charged with terrorism and separatism for their association with a newspaper raises serious concerns for freedom of expression in Turkey, Human Rights Watch said today. The first trial hearing begins on December 29, 2016, for four defendants detained since August and five others who are also being tried.

The four jailed defendants are the well-known novelist Aslı Erdoğan, the writer Necmiye Alpay, and newspaper editors İnan Kızılkaya and Zana Kaya. The prosecutor’s indictment accuses the four – and five others who are at liberty – of “spreading propaganda” for and being members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and of attempting to destroy the unity of the state. If convicted of the latter offense, they would face life in prison without parole.

“The charges against Aslı Erdoğan, Necmiye Alpay, and others far surpass previous recent cases by accusing writers and journalists of attempting to destroy the unity of the state through their writing, editing, or association with a newspaper,” said Emma Sinclair-Webb, Turkey director at Human Rights Watch. “Those on trial should never have been jailed, and misusing the criminal law at the expense of free speech contributes nothing to combatting terrorism in Turkey.”

The purported evidence against Erdoğan and Alpay consists of their membership on the advisory board of the Özgür Gundem newspaper and columns they wrote in the newspaper, wh...

16:27

After Legislative Coup, North Carolina Can No Longer Be Considered a Democracy, Report Finds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The state is an “atrophying democracy, a semi-democracy, a pseudo-democracy, a place where democracy is on the decline,” says Electoral Integrity Project founder Andrew Reynolds.

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16:25

Amid Massive Backlash, DA Drops DUI Charges Against Man Who Tested Positive for Caffeine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

duiAll DUI charges have been dropped against Joseph Schwab who was arrested and charged with DUI in spite of police only finding caffeine in his blood.

16:24

Boko Haram: We’re still in Sambisa Forest – Shekau "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has refuted claims by the Nigerian Army that it had cleared the Sambisa Forest of the insurgents. Speaking in a new video released on Thursday, Shekau, whom the army said it had also captured his Koran, said he and his fighters are still in their last known stronghold. Incidentally, President […]

The post Boko Haram: We’re still in Sambisa Forest – Shekau appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

16:24

SOUL OUTRAGE! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Steve Says…

Some of us have known this for a very long time 😉


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16:23

Latest Police Extortion Racket: ‘Booking Fees’ for Arrests — Even When You Are INNOCENT "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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by Jack Burns

As if getting arrested and taken to jail isn’t painful enough, residents in Ramsey County, MN are forced to pay “booking fees” whether or not they’re eventually found guilty of the crime for which they’re charged. One example of the latest, and some have said “outrageous,” revenue streams comes from the case involving Ramsey resident Corey Stratham.

Arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, Stratham had in his possession a total of $46 dollars in cash. Released two days later, after having the charges dismissed, he attempted to reclaim his possessions, only to learn the jail had charged him $25 for “booking fees.” In place of the cash, which the cops took from him upon his arrest, the authorities returned to him a gift card for $21 — the remainder after the booking fees were withheld. Worse yet, the gift card came with a myriad of fees which made getting the $21 quite impossible.

First, there was the $7.25 to withdraw the funds from an ATM, then there was the $1.50 maintenance fee per week, and a per occurrence of $2.50 to withdraw the funds at an ATM where Stratham didn’t have an account. All of which made it nearly impossible to get the $21 cash in hand. Stratham sued the county.

According to the New York Times, the nation’s highest court is considering weighing in on the egregious practice of what some are calling government sponsored extortion, which all too often hits the poor the hardest.

“The Supreme Court will soon consider whether to hear Mr. Statham’s challenge to Ramsey County’s fund-raising efforts, which are part of a national trend to extract fees and fines from people who find themselves enmeshed in the criminal justice system,” write the Times.

And the extortive practices aren’t limited to small counties in MN either. In Kentucky, citizens are forced to pay for the time they spend in jail. In Colorado, after assets have been confiscated, citizens are required to file a separate lawsuit in order to reclaim their funds, even after they’ve been found not guilty. The major problem with filing a lawsuit in CO is that if you lose your court case, you’re then required by CO law to pay the court costs of the defendants.

The Times reported Stratham’s case was, “argued last year before the United States Court of A...

16:22

Oh Dear! Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo Loses $5Million To Ponzi Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kingsway International Christian Centre, a 12,000-member megachurch in Britain headed by Nigeria’s Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo, lost $4.8 million to a Ponzi scheme after trustees carelessly invested money in it.

The scam was the brainchild of former Premier League soccer player, Richard Rufus, who used to be a defender for Charlton Athletic. He promised investors along with the church a return as high as 55%.

The Christian Post reporting the findings of an inquiry published 14 December by the Charity Commission for England and Wales revealed that KICC suffered a net loss of about $4.8m after its trustees invested over $6.1m between June 2009 and June 2010.

Rufus was a member and former trustee of the church. Rufus had guaranteed that the investments would earn a sizeable return totalling about 55% in a year. He was last year found guilty of defrauding about 100 investors out of a total of £8.7m in the £16-million investing scheme.

Kingsway International Christian Centre was the single largest investor in the scheme. The Charity Commission said in the report that the church’s trustees did not ''exercise sufficient care when making the decisions to invest £5 million of the charity’s funds through the ex-trustee's investment scheme.

   ''They did not follow all the principles expected of trustees to ensure they comply with their trustee duties under charity law when making those decisions.'' The report said.

After the church entered into an Individual voluntary agreement with the ex-trustee in hopes he could pay back the money lost, the ex-trustee filed for bankruptcy and was declared bankrupt in 2013.


Source: PremiumTimes

16:21

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Now Under 2 Criminal Investigations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As we reported last night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been close to coming under criminal investigation from police in two different cases. As expected, moments ago the Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit accepted the police’s request to investigate Netanyahu in two different criminal cases.

o-benjamin-netanyahu-facebook-768x384The Times of Israel reports that Netanyahu will be called in for questioning by the police in the coming days.

On Monday, December 26th, Israeli police announced that they had received new and important documents related to a secret inquiry of the Prime Minister’s activities that began over 9 months ago. With the new documents in possession, the police said they were “absolutely convinced” that a criminal investigation would be opened. And as they said, that time has now come.

Benjamin Netanyahu is allegedly facing criminal charges of bribery and aggravated-fraud, according to the police report.

The two cases will be related to allegations that Netanyahu accepted 1 million euros from accused French conman Arnaud Mimran in 2009 and in Netanyahu’s role in a Defense Ministry deal to purchase submarines from a German company that is partly owned by the Iranian government.

A spokesman for Netanyahu defended the Prime Minister and completely dismissing the findings by telling The Times of Israel, “This is absolutely false. There was nothing and there will be nothing.”

The criminal investigation of the Prime Minister comes at a very interesting time. John Kerry today just made his speech, outlining Washington’s support for a two-state solution that brings peace to both Israelis and Palestinians. The United States shocked the world last week when they abstained from vetoing the United Nations resolution that seek...

16:21

Coward: Texas police officer shoots man in back "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Newly released dashcam footage shows a Fort Worth police officer shooting a man in the back as he walked away. The victim was left a paraplegic, and whether the shooting was justified is up for debate. The footage shows the police vehicle driving into a parking lot. A man, David Collie, is seen in the car headlights slowing walking away. The officer is then seen on the left pulling out a gun, and the woman on the right, a sheriff's deputy, holds up a flashlight. The man is seen extending his left arm and the officer fires, shooting Collie in the back.

16:21

New York Times 1989: No Global Warming Trend "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Jon Rappoport

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The New York Times, the “paper of record,” published a very interesting piece on January 26, 1989. The headline read: “US Data since 1895 Fail to Show Warming Trend.”

Here are a few key paragraphs:

“After examining climate data extending back nearly 100 years, a team of Government scientists has concluded that there has been no significant change in average temperatures or rainfall in the United States over that entire period.”

“While the nation’s weather in individual years or even for periods of years has been hotter or cooler and drier or wetter than in other periods, the new study shows that over the last century there has been no trend in one direction or another.”

“The study, made by scientists for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters. It is based on temperature and precipitation readings taken at weather stations around the country from 1895 to 1987.”

Then comes the revisionist stepping-back from the explosive finding:

“Dr. Kirby Hanson, the meteorologist who led the study, said in a telephone interview that the findings concerning the United States do not necessarily ‘cast doubt’ on previous findings of a worldwide trend toward warmer temperatures…He said that the United States occupies only a small percentage of Earth’s surface and that the new findings may be the result of regional variations.”

That’s a beauty, isn’t it? The US, with its massive spewing industrial/automotive output of CO2 is—owing to a mysterious force—not warming. It’s angels, of course. Angels scrubbing the sky.

Actually, later in the Times article, “Dr. James E. Hansen, director of National Aeronautic and Space Administration’s Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan” offers this gem:

“Another possibility, he [Hansen] said, was that there were special conditions in the United States that would tend to offset a warming trend. For example, industrial activity produces....

New York Times 1989: No Global Warming Trend "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

2016-12-29_9-12-20

The New York Times, the “paper of record,” published a very interesting piece on January 26, 1989. The headline read: “US Data since 1895 Fail to Show Warming Trend.”

Here are a few key paragraphs:

“After examining climate data extending back nearly 100 years, a team of Government scientists has concluded that there has been no significant change in average temperatures or rainfall in the United States over that entire period.”

“While the nation’s weather in individual years or even for periods of years has been hotter or cooler and drier or wetter than in other periods, the new study shows that over the last century there has been no trend in one direction or another.”

“The study, made by scientists for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters. It is based on temperature and precipitation readings taken at weather stations around the country from 1895 to 1987.”

Then comes the revisionist stepping-back from the explosive finding:

“Dr. Kirby Hanson, the meteorologist who led the study, said in a telephone interview that the findings concerning the United States do not necessarily ‘cast doubt’ on previous findings of a worldwide trend toward warmer temperatures…He said that the United States occupies only a small percentage of Earth’s surface and that the new findings may be the result of regional variations.”

That’s a beauty, isn’t it? The US, with its massive spewing industrial/automotive output of CO2 is—owing to a mysterious force—not warming. It’s angels, of course. Angels scrubbing the sky.

Actually, later in the Times article, “Dr. James E. Hansen, director of National Aeronautic and Space Administration’s Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan” offers this gem:

“Another possibility, he [Hansen] said, was that there were special conditions in the United States that would tend to offset a warming trend. For example, industrial activity produces dust and other solid particles that help form liquid droplets in the atmosphere. These droplets reflect radiation away from Earth and thus have a.........

16:19

Russia: Syrian Government, Rebels Sign Cease-Fire Deal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Syria President Bashar Assad arrive for their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. President Bashar Assad was in Moscow, in his first known trip abroad since the war broke out in Syria in 2011, to meet his strongest ally Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The two leaders stressed that the military operations in Syria_ in which Moscow is the latest and most powerful addition_ must lead to a political process. (Alexei Druzhinin, RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Syria President Bashar Assad arrive for a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Oct. 20, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/AP)

ANKARA, Turkey (REPORT) — Russia’s president and the Syrian army said Thursday that a nation-wide cease-fire agreement has been reached with opposition rebels, set to begin at midnight. The deal was confirmed by the Turkish foreign ministry.

Vladimir Putin said the cease-fire, which excludes extremist groups such as the Islamic State group and al-Qaida affiliate, will be guaranteed by Russia and Turkey. He said it will be followed by peace talks between Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and the opposition, and that the Syrian parties would take part in talks to be held in Kazakhstan, without specifying a date.

Syria’s military said it agreed to a nationwide cease-fire starting at midnight, adding that it paves the way for reactivating negotiations to end the conflict. It said the cease-fire comes after the “successes achieved by the armed forces,” an apparent reference to the capture of rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo earlier this month.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the truce will include 62,000 opposition fighters across Syria, and that the Russian military has established a hotline with its Turkish counterpart to monitor compliance.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that that President-elect Donald Trump’s administration will be welcome to join the Syrian peace process once he takes office.

Russia is a key ally of Assad, while Turkey is one of the main backers of the opposition. Several previous attempts to halt the civil war have failed but the rec...

16:19

The Top BSD News This Year: Ubuntu Atop BSD, FreeBSD 11.0, DragonFly's HAMMER2 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Continuing our end-of-year recaps for the most popular stories on Phoronix, when we're not busy covering Linux, the BSD operating systems get their share of interest on Phoronix. Here is a look at the exciting BSD advancements made in 2016...

16:18

Italy Slams ECB For Revealing It Has A “Bank Run” Problem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

With the world still napping in a post-Christmas daze, the ECB surprised Italian bank watchers on December 26 when it advised the insolvent, and nationalized, Monte dei Paschi that its capital shortfall had increased by 76% from €5 billion to €8.8 billion as a result of a deposit flight, aka “bank run”, that had accelerated and led to a deterioration in the bank’s liquidity.

The week before, Monte Paschi admitted, it had already suffered roughly €14 billion in deposit outflows, or 11%, in the first nine months of the year as shown in the chart below.

And then, out of nowhere, the ECB said on Monday that Monte Paschi “was solvent but signaled the bank’s liquidity position had rapidly deteriorated between the end of November and December 21.

Needless to say, Italy was furious at the ECB for unexpectedly admitting that the country’s banks are not only in a worse shape than presented at a time when the government requested the parliament’s approval to issue an additional €20 billion in new public debt to fund bank nationalizations, but that the bank run gripping at least one of Italy’s banks was substantially more aggressive than portrayed.

The anger culminated overnight when in unusually critical comments of the ECB, Italy’s economy minister Pier Carlo Padoan said in a newspaper interview the central bank’s new capital target was the result of a “very rigid stance” in its assessment of the bank’s risk profile. He bashed Draghi saying, that the European Central Bank “should have explained more clearly why it nearly doubled its estimated capital shortfall for the ailing Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS.MI) bank, which is being bailed out by the state.“......

16:18

Youth Fireside Chat Dec 2016 ~ Tom Campbell "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Phoenix

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Last weekend we had the first Youth Fireside Chat where Tom answered questions from a younger audience than we usually have on the regular Fireside Chats.

It was a great interaction and we have already agreed to do this again. If you are a teenager, see the recording and want to be a part of the next edition of this format, feel free to contact Oliver at mbt@matrixwissen.de for further information.

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Is Obama a Russian Agent? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is Obama a Russian Agent?

I appreciate the insightfulness of Dmitry Orlov and The Saker. In this article, Orlov examines the effects of Obama’s foreign interventions and concludes that Obama has been more successful than a Russian spy in advancing Russia’s interests.

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/obama-russian-agent/ri18343

The post Is Obama a Russian Agent? appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.

16:17

Aural Energy And Sex: Pay Attention To Whom You Share Your Intimate Energy With "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Intimacy at this level intertwines your aural energy with the aural energy of the other person. These powerful connections, regardless of how insignificant you think they are, leave spiritual debris, particularly within people who do not practice any type of cleansing, physical, emotional or otherwise. The more you interact intimately with someone, the deeper the connection and the more of

16:17

The Shocking Truth Why Pope Benedict Resigned. (Unedited Version was BANNED in YouTube) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Published on Dec 20, 2016

This video (edited version) is intended to educate viewers of the circumstance surrounding the most controversial resignation of Pope Benedict the XVI. The Catholic church is beacon of light and source of hope to many of it’s followers, the failings of it’s hierarchy to uphold it’s theocratic responsibility should serve as a warning to other Christian institutions of the grave consequences of their actions.

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world.
Encircled by a 2-mile border with Italy, Vatican City is an independent city-state that covers just over 100 acres, making it one-eighth the size of New York’s Central Park. Vatican City is governed as an absolute monarchy with the pope at its head. The Vatican mints its own euros, prints its own stamps, issues passports and license plates, operates media outlets and has its own flag and anthem. One government function it lacks: taxation. Museum admission fees, stamp and souvenir sales, and contributions generate the Vatican’s revenue.

St. Peter’s Basilica sits atop a city of the dead, including its namesake’s tomb.
A Roman necropolis stood on Vatican Hill in pagan times. When a great fire leveled much of Rome in A.D. 64, Emperor Nero, seeking to shift blame from himself, accused the Christians of starting the blaze. He executed them by burning them at the stake, tearing them apart with wild beasts and crucifying them. Among those crucified was St. Peter—disciple of Jesus Christ, leader of the Apostles and the first bishop of Rome—who was supposedly buried in a shallow grave on Vatican Hill. By the fourth century and official recognition of the Christian religion in Rome, Emperor Constantine began construction of the original basilica atop the ancient burial ground with what was believed to be the tomb of St. Peter at its center. The present basilica, built starting in the 1500s, sits over a maze of catacombs and St. Peter’s suspected grave.

For nearly 60 years in the 1800s and 1900s, popes refused to leave the Vatican.
Popes ruled over a collection of sovereign Papal States throughout central Italy until the country was unified in 1870. The new secular government had seized all the land of the Papal States with the exception of the small patch of the Vatican, and a cold war of sorts then broke out between the church and the Italian government. Popes refused to recognize the authority of the Kingdom of Italy, and the Vatican remained beyond Italian national control. Pope Pius IX proclaimed himself a “prisoner of the Vatican,” and for almost 60 years popes refused to leave the Vatican and submit to the author...

16:16

Toddlers on Amphetamine: History of Big Pharma and the Major Players (Full Documentary) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is Era of Wisdom’s first full length documentary, “Toddlers on Amphetamine: History of Big Pharma and the Major Players.” It documents the full history of allopathic medicine, the hidden history of what we call “big pharma,” and how the world generally came to be the way it is today. It examines the history of chemicals, poison in particular, disease, power, and psychopathy.


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16:16

Remembering Carrie Fisher: Star Wars and the “Velocity of Being” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Actress Debbie Reynolds passes away at age 84, one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. “Oscar-nominated star told her son ‘that she would like to be with Carrie again’, 15 minutes before she had a severe stroke”.…

16:15

A message from RMS: Support the Free Software Foundation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Please make a donation to help us meet our fundraising goal of $450,000 by December 31st. With your gift, we can continue to push the frontiers of free software.

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Richard M. Stallman at the European
Dialogues in Spain, November 2016

I announced the plan to develop the GNU operating system in 1983. GNU was to be a Unix-compatible operating system for timeshared computers and for workstation computers. Not PCs, though, because the PCs of 1983 were not powerful enough to run such a system. Neither were laptops, of course.

In 1992, when the kernel Linux was freed and filled the last gap in GNU, PCs had become more powerful. It was possible to run GNU on desktop PCs using Linux as the kernel. GNU/Linux in 1992 was "complete" in the sense that nothing essential was missing, but it was rudimentary in that many much-used proprietary applications had no free counterparts.

Nowadays many of those applications have been replaced, but some are missing. Meanwhile, new theaters of computing have come to exist, and the work of liberating them remains ahead of us.

All commercial mobile phones require proprietary software (in the modem processor that talks to the phone radio network) that has a universal back door: it can be changed remotely through the radio. It should be a felony to make such a product, but it isn't.

With funds, the FSF could launch a campaign to make that practice a felony. With funds, the FSF could develop a mobile phone that encapsulates the modem processor so as to make the phone, in a limited sense, safe to use.

On the other end of computing, many web sites' pages contain nonfree software (sent in the form of JavaScript code) which they install and run in the user's browser. In many cases that code spies on the user.

With funds, the FSF could develop free software front ends to enable Internet users to talk to various important web services without running any nonfree software to do it.

Meanwhile, freedom is threatened even at the level of the processors in PCs. The current generation of Intel and AMD processor chips are designed with vicious back doors that users cannot shut off....

16:15

Happy Seventh Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hard to believe it’s time to celebrate another go ’round the Sun for KrebsOnSecurity! Today marks exactly seven years since I left The Washington Post and started this here solo thing. And what a remarkable year 2016 has been!

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The word cloud above includes a sampling of tags used in stories on KrebsOnSecurity throughout the past year. It’s been a wild one, riddled with huge attacks, big cybercriminal busts and of course a whole mess of data breaches.

The biggest attack of all — the 620 Gbps distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) assault against this site on Sept. 22 — resulted in KrebsOnSecurity being unplugged for several days. The silver lining? I now have a stronger site and readership. Through it all, the community that has grown up around this site was extremely supportive and encouraging. I couldn’t be prouder of this community, so a huge THANK YOU to all of my readers, both new and old.

It’s fair to say that many of the subjects in the word cloud above are going to continue to haunt us in 2017, particularly ransomware, CEO fraud and DDoS attacks. I am hopeful to have more on the “who” behind the September attacks against this site in the New Year. I promise it’s going to be a story worth waiting for. Stay tuned.

Also, many of you have asked whether we can have a more responsive theme on this blog. It is true that the site hasn’t been updated appearance-wise since it launched seven years ago, and that it’s long overdue for a facelift. We were on track to have that done by today’s blog post, but for a variety of reasons this will have to wait until the early New Year. Thank you for your patience.

My aim from the beginning with this site has been to focus on producing original, impactful reporting on computer security and cybercrime, and to keep the content free for anyone and everyone. That remains my intention. For those of you who have Adblock installed, please consider adding an exception for my site: For security reasons (see malvertising for more info), this site has not allowed third-pa.........

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16:13

Bye-Bye Obama! Liar, Fraud, Fake! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Gordon

THIS PATHOLOGICAL LIAR SPENT 8 YEARS IN THE WHITE HOUSE USING A FORGED HAWAII ‘BIRTH CERTIFICATE’ AND STOLEN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER!

WITH HIS TRANNY ‘WIFE’ MICHELLE AND THEIR FAKE (BORROWED) CHILDREN, OBAMA PRETENDED TO BE AMERICA’S PRESIDENT FOR 8 PAINFUL YEARS.

WHETHER PUSHING THE TRANSSEXUAL AGENDA ON OUR KIDS, OR STAGING FALSE FLAG SHOOTING HOAXES TO GRAB OUR GUNS, HUSSEIN ALWAYS CHOSE THE WORST OPTION FOR AMERICA. WE COULD RELY ON OBAMA TO SABOTAGE THE USA AT EVERY TURN — HE NEVER WAVERED.

GOODBYE TO THE WORST PIECE OF GARBAGE THE OVAL OFFICE HAS EVER SEEN!

GOODBYE, BARACK OBAMA — WHATEVER YOUR REAL NAME IS!

HOW CIA WILL VANISH OBAMA

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16:11

Lagos ATM Fraudster Caught Red-Handed While Withdrawing Money From The ATM By Card Owner (Pics) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to reports, an ATM fraudster (pictured above) was allegedly caught red-handed by the card owner at NNPC bus-stop branch of Access Bank, along Ejigbo, Lagos State, while he was using her card to withdraw money!!

The thief was said to have tricked the card owner of her card at Iyana Ejigbo branch of UBA ATM terminal.

Read below, according to an eyewitness report;

   ''I and my boyfriend drove down to access bank situated at NNPC bus/stop, Ejigbo to make some transactions via ATM this afternoon. Lo and behold we met a queue and had to join it. Meanwhile, a guy was making multiple withdrawals and other customers started grumbling because it was just one machine that was dispensing cash.

   "Just as he was about to roundup, a lady appeared from behind in tears and held on to d man making the withdrawals.

   "To the astonishment of everybody, we asked the lady what the problem was and she said the guy in question tricked her at UBA Bank ATM at Iyana Ejigbo bus stop some minutes ago by acting as though he wanted to help her effect withdrawals and only to tell her that her card was bad and while giving her back her card, he gave her a wrong card, haven gotten her PIN number.

   ''Afterwards, the guy disappeared and only for her to be receiving multiple ATM withdrawal alert to the tune of over 80k till she got him red-handed with her ATM and withdrawn cash.

   "Upon interrogating the guy, he started pleading...trust Lagosians, He was heavily descended on before the Mobile Policemen attached to the bank came to his rescue." She concluded.

Meanwhile, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS), has announced the arrest of over 100 armed robbery, kidnap and cult suspects in Ogun State.

16:11

Tweet Of The Day: Hillary Reminds Herself Of Her Failure… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

#ImWithHer pic.twitter.com/PATXpADLMt — Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) December 28, 2016

16:09

Israeli Minister: Israel Betrayed at UN By Countries Where We Helped Stop Terror "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a media briefing at the U.S. Embassy on February 21, 2015 in London, England. Earlier Kerry met with British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond and it's expected that the issue of the continuing conflict in the Ukraine will dominate talks between the two nations. (Photo by Neil Hall - Pool/Getty Images)
TEL AVIV – A member of the Israeli cabinet on Wednesday slammed the countries that supported the anti-settlement resolution at the UN Security Council, saying that Israel was betrayed by the very nations that asked it for assistance in fighting terror.

16:07

Can Trump Stop the Muslim Brotherhood Invasion of America? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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One can be a Muslim and be a productive American and not be accurately tagged as a terrorist. However, one cannot be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and not be a terrorist.

Do you know the history of the Muslim Brotherhood? Originally formed by the Nazi’s this terrorist organization caused more problems for Eisenhower’s North African forces during World war II  than did the Nazi’s.  The Muslim Brotherhood is undeniably a terrorist organization with Nazi roots. And now this organization has made major inroads into taking over American society.

Preferential Treatment for Muslim Brotherhood Federal Employees

Trump is facing overwhelming odds with regard to reforming government. One anonymous State Department official contacted me to tell me that he had been called in by his supervisor and warned against promoting the virtues of Donald Trump’s victory. However, there was an individual in the same department who was circulating a petition on behalf of Allah’s interest to force a recount of the vote which elected Trump and nothing was said to this person of Middle Eastern background with Muslim Brotherhood sympathies.

In this series,  the readers will see how this stealth invasion has permeated nearly every aspect of American life. Even the college your children attend, have fallen prey to this stealth takeover.

Let’s start at the beginning and connect some dots from previously known information which will serve as a base for analyzing this invasion which will not go away when Trump takes the oath of office.

The Muslim Brotherhood Declares a Jihad Upon American Society

In May 1991, The Muslim Brotherhood produced an “Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America.” This document was written by ...

16:07

“Ignore Trump’s Tweets”: CNN Anchor Proves Exactly Why Trump Uses Twitter Instead of Press Conferences "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Contributing Author

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A lot of people like to criticize President-Elect Donald Trump’s propensity to use Twitter, but he has a very valid reason for doing so.

He can’t get fair and reasonable coverage from the mainstream media. No matter what Trump does, it’s met with scathing headlines and mockery from the MSM. None of them can report in an unbiased fashion. (No real surprise there.) They don’t even try.

As well, during the election, the media blatantly did everything they could to keep Trump out of office, even going so far as to give Clinton questions in advance so she looked better and releasing fake polls showing that Trump was too far behind to ever catch up.

So, as a businessman who is used to solving problems, Trump has done an end-run around the MSM by using Twitter and starting his own YouTube channel. He hasn’t done a press conference since he was elected.

If CNN anchor Don Lemon had his way, there would be absolutely no news coverage of Trump’s tweets.

The Daily Caller reports:

“Can I say something?” Lemon said on the air Tuesday. “That’s the whole point. That’s the strategy. He can’t sit down with the media because then he legitimizes the media which he rallies or rails so much against.”

“He still needs us more than we need him,” he added.

“Listen, I’m not a news executive. But if I were, I would say I would not cover his tweets.”

Lemon said if more people in the media ignored Trump he would be forced to hold a press conference because “he hates being ignored.”

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“Ignore Trump’s Tweets”: CNN Anchor Proves Exactly Why Trump Uses Twitter Instead of Press Conferences "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

president-trump3

A lot of people like to criticize President-Elect Donald Trump’s propensity to use Twitter, but he has a very valid reason for doing so.

He can’t get fair and reasonable coverage from the mainstream media. No matter what Trump does, it’s met with scathing headlines and mockery from the MSM. None of them can report in an unbiased fashion. (No real surprise there.) They don’t even try.

As well, during the election, the media blatantly did everything they could to keep Trump out of office, even going so far as to give Clinton questions in advance so she looked better and releasing fake polls showing that Trump was too far behind to ever catch up.

So, as a businessman who is used to solving problems, Trump has done an end-run around the MSM by using Twitter and starting his own YouTube channel. He hasn’t done a press conference since he was elected.

If CNN anchor Don Lemon had his way, there would be absolutely no news coverage of Trump’s tweets.

The Daily Caller reports:

“Can I say something?” Lemon said on the air Tuesday. “That’s the whole point. That’s the strategy. He can’t sit down with the media because then he legitimizes the media which he rallies or rails so much against.”

“He still needs us more than we need him,” he added.

“Listen, I’m not a news executive. But if I were, I would say I would not cover his tweets.”

Lemon said if more people in the media ignored Trump he would be forced to hold a press conference because “he hates being ignored.”

You can listen to Lemon’s sour rant here.

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16:05

Vacant house collapses into sinkhole in Martins Ferry, Ohio "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The city of Martins Ferry is working to repair another sinkhole after a house collapsed into one last weekend. Earlier, a sinkhole emerged on 8th Street, and while the city has been busy working on acquiring funding to fix that hole, an empty house collapsed on another lot just before Christmas. Harry Miller lives next to the house that sunk in during the weekend. During the past 6 years, he's watched the ground below it slowly fall away. "Oh it's been unreal," he said. "You never know when your house is going to fall in. I don't know what ours is doing " The house is vacant after the city acquired it in a settlement nearly 2 years ago. Repairs were initially attempted when the problem first started, but nothing seemed to work. Now the city must fill the gaps. "Under emergency situation, we have to tear that house down," Martins Ferry Mayor Robert Krajnyak said. "After the house is gone, repairs will be made to the culvert that's there." "They have to fix it someway, otherwise it's going to keep washing out," Miller said. Krajnyak says despite neighbor's concerns, he doesn't' think the hole poses a risk to surrounding homes. They're in the process of securing funding to fix it. However, there won't be any buildings on the lot in the foreseeable future. He says the lot will be sold as a side lot. They're moving along quickly in the grant process, and Krajnyak says he's feeling pretty positive about it.

16:05

The Inflationary Implications of the Trump Economy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Inflationary Implications of the Trump Economy

The Inflationary Implications of the Trump Economy Something is brewing in the economy. Since the election of Donald Trump, interest rates have spiked, copper prices have surged, and various sectors of the stock market have swung bigly on speculation of what “Trumponomics” will bring. Scores of triumphant Republican commentators are already painting a bullish picture…

The post The Inflationary Implications of the Trump Economy appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:05

Powerful winds blow waterfall upward on the Isle of Skye, Scotland "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A visitor to a popular tourist spot on a Scottish island captured footage of powerful winds causing a waterfall to flow in reverse. The video, recorded Saturday, shows the water flowing upward at the waterfall in Loch Pooltiel, on the Isle of Skye. The winds were caused by the powerful storm that swept over Britain during the weekend.

16:05

Identitarians vs. Patriots - Elaborating on Progressive duplicity and the Rise of the Right (video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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In this Manhattan gathering I examine the ideologiesthat were set to divide the  working people and their ability to resist Globalisation. I point at the bond between the New Left and Jewish progressive intelligentsia.  

Those who are interested in my work may find this talk very interesting.  

https://youtu.be/ewvTPCJl3F8

16:04

Qatar World Cup construction workers to get ‘cooling’ hats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Migrant workers building soccer stadiums in Qatar’s desert heat are to be given ‘cooling’ hard hats to reduce their body temperature and risk of suffering heat stroke, tournament organisers said. Scientists at Qatar University designed the solar-powered hard hats to improve conditions for 2022 World Cup labourers who rights groups say have suffered abuses. A […]

The post Qatar World Cup construction workers to get ‘cooling’ hats appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

16:03

Facebook Fake News Flagging System Gives Orwell a Lesson in Censorship "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

orwell-facebookby Brendan D. Murphy, Guest | Waking Times

“Hold on a second, citizen. Before you have that thought, you should consider this otherthought we prepared earlier for you.”

It would be hard to conceive of a more partisan or rigged social media platform than Facebook, but that clearly isn’t enough for Facebook, because it has just outdone itself, introducing a tool that allows users to flag any story they may dislike or disagree with as “fake news.” Welcome to the Facebook fake news flagging system.

One can just picture the armies of Establishment trolls and shills salivating at the prospect of being able to dispute any and every item that shows upon Facebook which they don’t like as “fake news,” making it even harder than it already is for independent news outlets to be seen and heard by the people who need to be reached the most (the people who need waking up so they can become part of the solution).

But wait, can’t intelligent, well-researched individuals in turn report outlets they would consider to be sources of bogus information, like the Washington Post, New York Times, and other Establishment-approved sources? Why, no, of course not, this is a one way street. As NBC (an Establishment outlet) notes, “legitimate news outlets won’t be able to be flagged.

Er, so who occupies the mighty throne of Arbiter of Truth to determine what is a “legitimate” outlet and what is not?

Why, a legion of Establishment outlets of course!

Here’s what will happen: flagged stories – any viewpoint a Facebooker happens to dislike – will be reviewed by Facebook “researchers” and sent on to third-party “fact-checking” organizations for further “verification” — or simply marked as fake. The post, after being “assessed” by the third-party “checkers” will show up as “disputed” should they deign to make it so.

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16:02

Russia rules out explosion in plane crash "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Head of the Armed Forces’ aviation safety service on Thursday ruled out an explosion as the likely cause of a military plane crash this week.  “Based on preliminary analysis of data from the cockpit voice recorder, we have come to the conclusion that there was no explosion on board,’’ General Sergei Bainetov said. The […]

The post Russia rules out explosion in plane crash appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

16:02

These Alkaline Foods Fight Cancer, Diabetes, Inflammation, And Heart Disease "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Our health is dramatically affected by the balance of the pH levels in our body. These levels need to be about 7.4, or in an alkaline range. Therefore, following an alkaline diet, consisted of nutrient- rich natural vegetables and fruit, will be of great help for maintaining god health and proper body functions. The following list of alkaline foods will help you maintain a healthy pH balance in

16:02

Akeredolu inaugurates Transition Committee "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ondo State Governor-elect, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, has inaugurated a 21-member Transition Committee ahead of his inauguration on February 24, 2017. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akeredolu also inaugurated two other committees to help chart a course for the incoming administration. He said that the transition committee, headed by Dr Funso Kupolokun would […]

The post Akeredolu inaugurates Transition Committee appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

16:02

CBN sells $1bln to help clear backlog in biggest dollar sale since June "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nigeria’s Central Bank sold about $1 billion on the forward market last week to clear a backlog of dollar obligations in selected sectors, traders said on Thursday, its largest special auction since a currency peg was removed in June. Outstanding dollar demand was about $4 billion before June, when the 16-month-old peg was removed. Efforts […]

The post CBN sells $1bln to help clear backlog in biggest dollar sale since June appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

16:01

How To Nail A Technical Presentation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Whether you’re an engineer, a maker, a hacker or a baker, at some point you’ll want to share your work with other people. Perhaps it’s a meeting at work to discuss process improvements, or a talk at a conference discussing some research you’ve done into hacking a new embedded platform. Or maybe you’ve developed a brand new cooking profile for rye breads that cuts energy usage in half. Whatever it is, there are techniques you can use to help you communicate effectively to a room full of people, and have fun doing it. Unlike some, I actually enjoy getting up in front of a crowd to present my work, so I’ve written this article to share with you some tips that can help you make a technical presentation that everyone will love — including you!

Editor’s Note: We planned the art for this article before the passing of Carrie Fisher. Leia certainly knew how to give a compelling technical presentation. We publish this in memory of a great actress.

The Basics – Preparing Your Presentation

quote-small-mistakesFirst thing’s first — know your stuff. This is especially crucial in business environments. Throw one inaccurate number up on the projector screen, and you’re screwed. Not only will somebody catch it, but it’s guaranteed to be your worst enemy, Terry from Product Development. He’s been a real jerk since Mark divorced him and took the Honda, and today he’s fur...

16:00

LXLE: A Linux Distribution Light on Resources But Heavy on Function "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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LXLE: A Linux Distribution Light on Resources But Heavy on Function

16:00

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



IS Fluoride BAD? Dangers of FLUORIDE

16:00

10 Signs of Alien Activities across the Planet and in Space "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

10 Signs of Alien Activities across the Planet and in Space

Although there is sufficient evidence of on-going alien activities across the planet and in space, the existence of aliens has always been argued among the astronomers for centuries.

After decades of fruitless scanning the skies for alien messages, scientists say it’s time to try something different.

A new San Francisco-based organization called METI, or Messaging Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, plans to send signals to distant planets, rather than waiting for them to call Earth.

By the end of 2018, the project aims to send some conversation-starters via radio or laser signals to a rocky planet circling Proxima Centauri, the nearest star other than the sun, and then to more distant destinations, hundreds or thousands of light years away.

It would be the first effort to send powerful, repeated and intentional messages into space, targeting the same stars over months or years.

But, are aliens already trying to contact Earth?

Once again radio waves have been detected at the Green Bank Telescope in the US and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, 3 billion light years away from earth. With the last detection the astronomers have received 17 of these signals in total. At first in 2007, then again in 2012 and the latest 6 bursts of radio waves in 2016 and all coming from the constellation Auriga which is remarkable.

While the source of the waves remains unknown, some suggest the mysterious bursts of energy could be a sign of alien life trying to contact us.

And although it seems things are really heating up in the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life I am convinced that astronomers and scientists already know much more about the existence of aliens than we are told.

Nevertheless, we’re sure there are aliens out there, just take a look at the following 10 signs which are shown in the following video.

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16:00

Syria-Gate: NATO Weaponry and Personnel in East Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Huge stockpiles of weaponry and ammunition, many with NATO markings, were discovered in East Aleppo when the Al-Nusra militants, a local branch of Al Qaida, were pushed out of the city by Syrian forces.

15:59

Forest fires break out in eastern Switzerland (in the dead of winter!) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Swiss army has been drafted in to help battle a huge forest fire in Graubünden amid reports of a separate fire in the eastern canton. Cantonal police said on Thursday that several army firefighting helicopters had been in use since Wednesday morning to tackle the flames covering a wooded area between the villages of Mesocco and Soazza. The army is being supported by civilian firms. The blaze was reported shortly before 6pm on Tuesday evening. "Owing to the strong winds the fire has spread from an area 200 metres by 600 metres to an area 600 metres by 1,200 metres," the police statement said.

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Winter storm to bury New England in up to 2 feet of snow, blizzard conditions possible "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A powerful winter storm will unleash heavy, wet snow and howling winds across portions of New England from late Thursday through midday Friday, with blizzard conditions possible in some areas. Much of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine should see a foot of snow, with nearly two feet expected in some spots, the National Weather Service said. "This looks to be a high-impact storm with power outages and significant drifting issues likely," the weather service warned. The storm will cause "extensive travel disruptions" Thursday and Friday, AccuWeather said. A snowstorm is classified as a blizzard when it contains 35-mph winds and blowing or drifting snow that reduces visibility to a quarter-mile or less, with both conditions persisting for at least three hours. Lighter amounts of snow are forecast for western and central portions of Massachusetts and Connecticut.

15:58

Disclosing Reasons for Demonetisation Will Hurt India, Says RBI "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Refusal to disclose reasons for the demonetisation decision does not stand up to legal scrutiny, RTI experts say.

golden rbiNew Delhi: It’s time to call it the Reserved Bank of India.

Fifty days after the board of India’s central bank voted to discontinue all Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes and the prime minister announced the demonetisation of 86% of India’s cash stock,  the Reserve Bank of India has said the reasons for the sudden announcement cannot be made public.

In response to a Right to Information request, the RBI refused to disclose the reasons behind the decision to demonetise around Rs. 16 lakh crore of currency in the country, citing Section 8(1)(a) of the Right to Information Act.

The exemption under this section allows a public authority to withhold “Information, [the] disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign state or lead to incitement of an offence.”

While denying the information sought in the RTI application, the RBI did not explain how this exemption would apply in the given case as the decision to demonetise has already been taken and there is no way that disclosure of information about the reasons would fit any of the reasons cited in section 8(1)(a) of the RTI Act.

The monetary policy authority also refused to give any details about the time it will take to replenish the old currency notes.

“The query is in the nature of seeking future date of an event which is not defined as information as per Section 2(f) of the RTI Act,” RBI said in response to an RTI query.

The RBI’s refusal to disclose the reasons for the demonetisation decision does not stand up to legal scrutiny, RTI experts say.

“In the present case, the information sought does not attract any exemption clause,” former Central Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi told PTI. He said the law is very clear that when a public authority rejects disclosure of information, it must give clear reasons as to how the exemption clause would apply in the given case.

Recently, the RBI refused to allow access to minutes of meet...

15:58

Arizona's White Mountain residents report loud boom, house shaking "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What was that noise? That is the question people started asking from Snowflake to Show Low. Though people now are saying they heard the same loud boom sound on Monday, Dec. 26, they did not really start talking about it or asking real questions until it happened again the next day. Facebook users started chiming in with their two cents about hearing the sound in Taylor, but when people from Linden, White Mountain Lake and Show Low said they heard it or felt it too, the speculation and desire to find out its origin was exacerbated. Comments such as persons saying they thought a family member slammed the door, or thought their propane tank exploded were common. One person said they saw smoke coming from the wind turbines. Many even said their houses shook like Show Low resident Charles Tupper. Tupper wrote on Facebook, "Shook my house halfway back to Show Low. No idea what it was."

15:57

Meet the Leet DDoS Botnet, Just as Powerful as Mirai "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Waqas

Security experts from Imperva Security are describing Leet Botnet as more powerful than its counterpart botnet Mirai. In fact, Leet is being regarded as the winner of the title of most powerful DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack of 2016 with a humongous speed of 650 GBPS (gigabit per second) noticed recently by Imperva network. […]

This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Meet the Leet DDoS Botnet, Just as Powerful as Mirai

15:56

Master Of Tai Chi Demonstrates The Surprising Power Of Qi Energy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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50129002 - beautiful woman doing qi gong tai chi exercise or reiki wearing professional, original chinese clothes at gym

By Dylan Charles via Waking times

Human beings have superhuman, Jedi-like, psychic and physical powers. The CIA knows this, and we often see stories of amazing individuals who are capable of unbelievable feats of mind, body and spirit. This is built into the 99.9% part of our DNA that we all share, yet so few of us are fortunate enough to grow up in an environment where these abilities are challenged and developed from early on, and skepticism of our infinite potential is too common.

The world of Chinese martial arts is where much of this type of magic happens, and masters who’ve spent their entire lives cultivating the body’s biophysical and spiritual energy systems are legendary for feats such as healing people with their hands or starting fires with their palms. Remarkably, Qi Gong Master Kanzawa Sensei is famous for being able to put wild animals to sleep by subtly manipulating the e...

15:55

Turkey’s Erdogan Says U.S. Supports ISIL: ‘We Have Evidence With Pictures & Videos’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has come out swinging today. With the U.S. led coalition (Britain and France included) recently suffering an embarrassing defeat in Aleppo, Syria when Iranian and Russian  Full Article »

15:55

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Our SAPPED SOIL, Our Depleted WHOLE FOODS

10 oranges today to equal one in the past?

15:54

5 Resistance Resolutions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As we enter a perilous new year, here are five resistance resolutions.

15:54

Economic Recovery Mostly A Myth For The 99 Percent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Marijo Beckman greeted Black Friday shoppers at a Boynton Beach,Fla. Walmar

Marijo Beckman greeted Black Friday shoppers at a Boynton Beach,Fla. Walmart store Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

Published in partnership with Shadowproof.

The famous United States stock index known as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (or simply the Dow) flirted with approaching a historic high of 20,000. The index, which shows how the largest 30 companies publicly traded in the U.S. are performing, is considered a key indicator of how well U.S. business is doing.

On September 29th, 2008, the Dow crashed a historic 777.68 points in intra-day trading and would go on to reach its bottom of 6,594.44 on March 5, 2009.

The recovery of the Dow and the stock market has been great for the top one percent of Americans, who roughly own 36 percent of all private wealth. And, although roughly 35 percent of the general U.S. population owns securities through a retirement fund, their individual ownership share is minuscule to the point of irrelevance.

So, the rich have genuinely and thoroughly recovered from the crash of 2008. But what about everyone else?

* 93 percent of U.S. counties haven’t recovered from the Great Recession according to the National Association of Counties.

* According to Pew, the middle class is now no longer the majority in America.

* The “recovery gap” has more than 50 million Americans living in economically distressed regions plagued by high levels of unemploym...

15:51

“Big Brother” Watches Everyone in America: Obama Signs “Ministry of Truth” into Law "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Post-9/11, an array of police state laws, executive orders, memoranda, various national security and homeland security presidential directives, along with other repressive measures eliminated constitutional protections. Indefinite detention without charges or trial became the law of the land. Torture-obtained evidence…

15:51

A Moderate Man in a Partisan Age "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In 1760, Benjamin Franklin was one of the most ardent royalists in the whole British Empire, happier in London than in Philadelphia. But after the Stamp Act crisis of 1765-66, things started to change:

For the next four or five years after 1766 Franklin was ambivalent about the nature of England's relation to America. He felt himself caught in a widening gulf, one that he tried desperately to bridge. "Being born and bred in one of the countries, and having lived long and made many agreeable connections of friendship in the other" he could only "wish all prosperity to both." Being unideological in an intensely ideological age made him seem a man apart and out of touch with his times. He talked and wrote and sought to explain each side to the other until he was weary with the effort – especially since he seemed to have no effect in either country, "except that of rendering myself suspected by my impartiality." The English thought him too American, while the Americans thought him too English. Inevitably he was accused of having no fixed principles at all.
Part of the problem, Franklin thought, was the behavior of the press, which published the most inflammatory screeds because those seemed to sell the best:
Scurrilous attacks in the press, he said, were not helping the situation at all. He told his partner David Hall that he agreed wholeheartedly with Hall's decision to avoid printing inflammatory pieces in the Pennsylvania Gazette at the time of the Stamp Act crisis. He would have done the same, even if he had held no crown office. The colonists had to realize that such incendiary writing was only making matters worse. "At the same time that we Americans wish not to be judged of, in the gross by particular papers written by anonymous scribblers and published in the colonies," Franklin wrote to his son in 1767, "it would be well if we could avoid falling into the same mistake in America in judging of ministers here by the libels printed against them." He saw his role as a reporter of the arguments of both sides. He had an obligation to lower the heat and lessen the passions of opinion – "to extenuate matters a little."

Franklin was especially appalled by all the talk of consipracy and hidden designs that existed on both side of the Atlantic. . . .
Eventually of course the gulf between England and America grew so wide that Franklin was unable to straddle it, and he like everyone else was forced to choose sides. He threw in his lot with the American rebels and lent his great reputation and ability to their cause. But he could easily have ended up on the other side, as did his only son, because he could see more clearly than most others that both sides had arguments in their favor, and that intemperate passion was leading people in dangerous directions that all might one day regret.
....

15:50

Russia rules out explosion on board crashed military plane "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jim W. Dean - The focus now is the black box comment on the cockpit tape of a flap problem, but where it is acknowledged could still be a sabotage issue

15:50

Schoolchildren In Italy Banned From Singing Silent Night Over Fears It Would Offend Other Religions… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hmmm, I wonder which religion they’re afraid of? Via Express: Children in Flero, Italy, did not sing the lyrics of Holy Night. Instead pupils hummed the carol during a concert dubbed the “Winter Recital” in Bresciano, northern Italy. The decision was criticised by a local councillor. Elena Franceschini, the culture commissioner for the town of […]

15:48

Obama Signs his Last Pentagon Budget: A Legacy of War and Reaction "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Barack Obama signed into law last week his seventh and final Pentagon spending bill, providing $619 billion to continue and expand the murderous violence of the US war machine. Spending more than the next seven countries combined, the US…

15:47

How China built iPhone City, and the complexities of moving Apple manufacturing to the US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Barboza, New York Times:

The state-of-the-art facility was built several years ago to serve a single global exporter: Apple, now the world’s most valuable company and one of China’s largest retailers.

The well-choreographed customs routine is part of a hidden bounty of perks, tax breaks and subsidies in China that supports the world’s biggest iPhone factory, according to confidential government records reviewed by The New York Times, as well as more than 100 interviews with factory workers, logistics handlers, truck drivers, tax specialists and current and former Apple executives. The package of sweeteners and incentives, worth billions of dollars, is central to the production of the iPhone, Apple’s best-selling and most profitable product.

And:

It all centers on Zhengzhou, a city of six million people in an impoverished region of China. Running at full tilt, the factory here, owned and operated by Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn, can produce 500,000 iPhones a day. Locals now refer to Zhengzhou as “iPhone City.”

This is a terrific read, focusing on China’s financial incentives that help keep Foxconn’s costs low and, in turn, lower the cost of building the iPhone.

At the heart of the article is the question of Apple’s manufacturing future, given this:

President-elect Donald J. Trump has vowed to bring down the full force of the government on American companies that move jobs overseas, threatening punitive tariffs on the goods they sell back at home. Apple has been a frequent target of Mr. Trump, who said during the campaign that he would get the technology company to “build their damn computers and things in this country.”

Trump has repeatedly promised an Executive Order to put a 5% tariff on all imported goods, with the possibility of more tariffs specifically aimed at companies like Apple who do the vast majority of their manufacturing overseas.

Note that Foxconn is a Taiwanese company, headquartered in Taipei. Zhengzhou is in central China, near the Huang He (Yellow River). Taiwan’s relationship with China and the economic uncertainties of tariffs add great complexity to this equation.

∞ Read this on The Loop

15:46

World’s Richest Increased their Wealth by $237 Billion in 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The world’s wealthiest 200 billionaires increased their net worth by $237 billion in 2016, taking their total wealth to $4.4 trillion as of the close of trading on Tuesday, an overall increase for the year of 5.7 percent, according to…

15:46

Mountain lion attacks 2 dogs, kills 1 near Ketchum, Idaho "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two dogs were apparently attacked by a mountain lion Thursday in Gimlet subdivision, south of Ketchum. One of the dogs, a female Australian shepherd, died from its wounds. The other, a male yellow Labrador retriever, was treated at the Sun Valley Animal Center and is recuperating. The lion was trapped and released in a remote spot. The Lab's owners, Wall Street residents Jan and Ed Cummins, said the 9-year-old, 80-pound dog, whose name is Barkley, went outside as usual after breakfast about 9 a.m. They said that when Barkley hadn't returned after about 20 minutes, Ed Cummins blew a high-pitched whistle and he came running, but didn't stop as usual, instead bolting straight into the house. They said Barkley was bleeding profusely from puncture wounds on his face and neck, and he immediately ran upstairs and hid. The couple said Barkley's wounds had to be drained and partly stitched, and he spent one night at the Sun Valley Animal Center, but came home Friday. They said Barkley was returned to the vet Saturday to have an IV removed, and was put on a regimen of antibiotics and pain pills. Barkley also lost four teeth in the encounter.

15:45

6 more mysterious radio signals have been detected coming from outside our galaxy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

6 more mysterious radio signals have been detected coming from outside our galaxy

They’re all coming from the one place.

By Fiona MacDonald

Back in March, scientists detected 10 powerful bursts of radio signals coming from the same location in space. And now researchers have just picked up six more of the signals seemingly emanating from the same region, far beyond our Milky Way.

These fast radio bursts (FRB) are some of the most elusive and explosive signals ever detected from space – they only last milliseconds, but in that short period of time, they generate as much energy as the Sun in an entire day. But despite how powerful they are, scientists still aren’t sure what causes them.

Until the detection of the 10 repeating signals back in March, it was thought that the bursts were only ever one-off events, coming from random locations around space. And without a discernible pattern to them, researchers were left stumped as to what could be causing them.

The reason we’re so in the dark about FRB isn’t that they’re that uncommon – researchers have estimated that there are around 2,000 of these FRBs firing across the Universe every single day – but that they’re so incredibly short-lived that we struggle to detect them.

It was only in 2007 that we discovered FRB, and it wasn’t until earlier this year that researchers were quick enough to see one happening in real time. Usually we have to study the events long after the fact.

But now that we’ve detected 16 of the signals all coming from the same place, scientists might finally begin to narrow down options for what could be causing the powerful bursts.

The first 10 radio bursts detected coming from this one region were first identified in March this year, but they actually occurred in May and June 2015.

Not only were these the first FRB ever detected outside our galaxy – the rest all appeared to originate in the Milky Way – but they also created a repeating pattern of signals unlike anything we’d seen before.

Six of the bursts were recorded arriving at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico within just 10 minutes of each other, an...

15:45

Megalithic Mountaintop Citadel Of Samaipata In The Bolivian Jungle "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

In the high jungle of Bolivia lies Samaipata, a carved megalithic mountaintop created by unknown beings. Join us on the following 2017 tours:
https://hiddenincatours.com/shop/tour...

15:44

Amazon Echo Saves All Your Voice Data, Police Are Now Accessing It, Here’s How to Hear & Delete It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amazon’s Echo built upon the voice search capability of Android’s ‘Ok Google’ and Apple’s Siri and turned it into a device that is capable of doing everything from answering questions  Full Article »

15:43

Syrian War Report – December 29, 2016: YPG Withdrawing From Aleppo City? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On December 29, preliminary reports appeared that an evacuation agreement were made between the Syrian military and militants operating in Syrian Ayn al-Fijah, Baseema and Dayr Qanoon in the Wadi Barda region northwest of Damascus.

15:42

Greek FinMin: Rules-are-Rules agenda will lead to break up of Europe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

“European institutions are not the home of rational debate that influences outcomes. But if the rules-are-rules narrative is not replaced it will lead to the break up of the Union.” This has been written among other by Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and posted in Open Democracy. Here an excerpt […]

15:42

A New Year message to foreigners from Mother Theresa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Right-Honourable Member for Maidenhead addresses non-Brits across the Kingdom 

Dear freeloading co-habiters of our sceptr’d isle, 

Something has gone buttock over tit with … well, with everything really. And through a process of elimination I’ve decided it’s the fault of those who have not sprung from the loins of John Bull.

To these unfortunates – that’s you – I say that the time has come for the Home Secretary to paraphrase the shouts of many a boating-pond superintendent of yesteryear, in those bygone, Cider With Rosie, soft-focussed Hovis-advert days, which we, in our crumbling, Ghormenghastly Union way, like to imagine we’re headed back to, post Brexit: ”Get out number 6, your time’s up.”

Yes, your future in her hands.Yes, your future in her hands.

Let me be clear. The government I lead will continue to extend a lukewarm, time-limited and grudgingly qualified ‘thank you’ to you all.

You are free to continue as the mainstay of our NHS and of our hospitality industry while we negotiate away for a handful of free-trade baubles, your right to stay in post-Brexit UK.

So, until we have no further need of you, rest assured that my colleagues and I will curl our collective lip in barely concealed disdain for you and yours as we have done continually since well before World War II.

PURSUIT

That’s as it should be, of course. And when we take our country back we’ll ensure that it stays took back [sic]. In pursuit of this objective we will shortly announce an 8 billion pound infrastructure project to build a 20 foot high razor-wire fence around every imperially-measured foot of our islands’ 7,723 mile long coastline. Please ensure you are on the outside of this fence when the time comes: Razor wire can be nasty and I would hate for you to scratch yourself, forcing us to treat you free of charge.

In the meantime, until we recreate a kingdom here on earth, in which, once more, there are 4 pecks to the bushel, 276.187 chains in a league and more firkins to the hogshead than Johnny...

15:42

The “One-China Principle” is an Irreversible Trend "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The resumption of diplomatic ties between China and Sao Tome and Principe reflects that the one-China principle has become an irreversible trend of times, the People’s Daily said in a commentary published on Tuesday, one day after the two countries…

15:41

Latest Police Extortion Racket: ‘Booking Fees’ for Arrests — Even When You Are INNOCENT "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By The Free Thought Project

Public domain police officer

by Jack Burns

As if getting arrested and taken to jail isn’t painful enough, residents in Ramsey County, MN are forced to pay “booking fees” whether or not they’re eventually found guilty of the crime for which they’re charged. One example of the latest, and some have said “outrageous,” revenue streams comes from the case involving Ramsey resident Corey Stratham.

Arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, Stratham had in his possession a total of $46 dollars in cash. Released two days later, after having the charges dismissed, he attempted to reclaim his possessions, only to learn the jail had charged him $25 for “booking fees.” In place of the cash, which the cops took from him upon his arrest, the authorities returned to him a gift card for $21 — the remainder after the booking fees were withheld. Worse yet, the gift card came with a myriad of fees which made getting the $21 quite impossible.

First, there was the $7.25 to withdraw the funds from an ATM, then there was the $1.50 maintenance fee per week, and a per occurrence of $2.50 to withdraw the funds at an ATM where Stratham didn’t have an account. All of which made it nearly impossible to get the $21 cash in hand. Stratham sued the county.

According to the New York Times, the nation’s highest court is considering weighing in on the egregious practice of what some are calling government sponsored extortion, which all too often hits the poor the hardest.

“The Supreme Court will soon consider whether to hear Mr. Statham’s challenge to Ramsey County’s fund-raising efforts, which are part of a national trend to extract fees and fines from people who find themselves enmeshed in the criminal justice system,” write the Times.

And the extortive practices aren’t limited to small counties in MN either. In Kentucky, citizens are forced to pay for the time they spend in jail. In Colorado, after assets have been confiscated, citizens are required to file a separate lawsuit in order to reclaim their funds, even after they’ve been found not guilt...

15:41

“I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly.” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Donny is attempting to say that the whole Russia hacking thing, eh, no big deal, we should forget about it right now. Not that he’d have this attitude if Ms. Clinton had won.

Trump has cast doubt on the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russian hackers took information from Democratic Party computers and individuals and posted it online to help Trump win the election.

[…]

Asked by reporters if the United States should sanction Russia, Trump replied: “I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on.”

Who talks like this? I used to think that Bush Jr couldn’t string a sentence together. Now we have yet another soon to be president that can’t speak in a coherent manner, and that says all that needs to be said about his thought processes. Perhaps, if this whole age of computer has everyone so damn confused, the pres-elect should get the fuck off Twitter and stay off. It occurs that if Twitter wanted to perform a sterling service, they could ban Donny. It might make his head actually explode.

Can you imagine Donny’s rant if Ms. Clinton had won? He’d probably be tweeting about how Russia should be nuked.

Trump said he was not familiar with remarks earlier on Wednesday by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who said Russia and President Vladimir Putin should expect tough sanctions for the cyber attacks.

“We have speed. We have a lot of other things but I’m not sure you have the kind of security that you need. But I have not spoken with the senators and I certainly will be over a period of time,” he said.

Ummmm…what in the fuck does that mean? (Besides the fact that Donny is, as usual, uninformed.)

Via Raw Story.

15:40

Otters in the Netherlands "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this 21 December 2016 video from the Nieuwkoopse Plassen nature reserve in the Netherlands, wildlife warden Hanne searches for otters and their traces.

15:40

Nightly Earthquake update + forecast — West Coast volcanic swarm — Midwest Watch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nightly Earthquake update + forecast -- West Coast volcanic swarm -- Midwest Watch

Nightly Earthquake update + forecast — West Coast volcanic swarm — Midwest Watch Multiple warnings for a M5.7 to M5.8 to strike California were issued this week on this live stream. See the warnings here: December 26, 2016 December 25th California and Coast warning : ______ Japan had a 3 day warning for a M6.0…

The post Nightly Earthquake update + forecast — West Coast volcanic swarm — Midwest Watch appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:39

History Shows How Rare and Valuable Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press Are "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Founding Fathers protected freedom of speech and freedom of the press as the most important liberties. They are protected in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  And as discussed below, the Founders recognized that the ability to speak…

15:37

Professor Flooded With Threats After Drexel University Sides With White Supremacists In Twitter Scandal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this Saturday, April 23, 2016 photo, members of the Ku Klux Klan participate in a

In this April, 2016 photo, white supremacists participate in a “white pride” rally in Rome, Ga. Attacks by white supremacists and far-right media outlets over satirical tweets about “white genocide” have led Drexel University to condemn professor George Ciccariello-Maher, who teaches history and politics at the university.

PHILADELPHIA — George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor at Drexel University, is facing death threats after a series of satirical tweets about “white genocide,” a concept invented by white supremacists.

The university is also facing criticism for its refusal to wholeheartedly support the free speech rights of its employee in the midst of an onslaught of complaints driven, in part, by far-right news outlets like Breitbart.

“All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide,” Ciccariello-Maher tweeted on Saturday, according to a report published Monday by The Philadelphia Inquirer. A second tweet created on Sunday read: “To clarify: when the whites were massacred during the Haitian revolution, that was a good thing indeed.”

15:37

Syria Ceasefire: Army to Halt Operations at ‘Zero Hour’ on Thursday Night "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A ceasefire deal in Syria brokered by Russia and Turkey will come into effect at midnight local time on Thursday, Moscow said, announcing a “reduction” in the numbers of Russian forces on the ground in Syria. The announcement came after…

15:37

[Photos] Before & After in Aleppo and Why We Need an Antiwar Movement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Where is the antiwar movement today?
I’ve heard it said recently that people care more about Star Wars than they do about real wars, and sadly, this rings true as a condemnation of modern society. People just don’t seem to care about peace.
Somehow, the powers that be have been able to push the horrors of war from the front page and out of the evening news so that we don’t think too much about it. They’ve made it so that we don’t see the caskets of our soldiers arriving home by cargo plane. They’ve made it so that war correspondents are embedded as part of the military and thereby so dependent and so awestruck by the task of soldiering that they dare not report objectively. They’ve managed to create a world where war is the health of the state.
2016 marked the most terribly divisive election in U.S. history and while people found many issues to argue about, practically no one on either side of the left/right paradigm stood against the Orwellian permanent war and asked the candidates what they could or would do to bring an end to conflict.
...

15:35

Cops Slam Unarmed Woman On The Pavement, Killing Her In Front of Family "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A 37-year-old African American woman has been killed after an incident during which police slammed her head on the concrete. The killing occurred outside of her family’s residence. Tanisha Anderson was

The post Cops Slam Unarmed Woman On The Pavement, Killing Her In Front of Family appeared first on Filming Cops.

15:35

U.S. Embassy in Turkey Openly Lies About U.S Support to the Kurdish YPG Militia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Turkey – December 28 2016 The truth regarding misinformation in Turkish media concerning United States and Coalition operations against ISIL in Syria: There is considerable misinformation circulating in Turkish media concerning U.S. and Coalition operations…

15:35

This Popular Device Saves All Your Voice Data – Which Police Can Now Access "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By The Free Thought Project

internet surveillance

By Matt Agorist

Amazon’s Echo built upon the voice search capability of Android’s ‘Ok Google’ and Apple’s Siri and turned it into a device that is capable of doing everything from answering questions to turning on your on your air conditioner. However, like all beneficial technology, when the government gets involved, this useful household item is converted into a spying machine for the surveillance state.

In a seemingly unprecedented case out of Bentonville, Arkansas, the latest example of how police can use your technology against you is coming to fruition.

Investigators in Bentonville have filed search warrants with Amazon, requesting the recordings made on a man’s Echo device between November 21 and November 22, 2015. The recordings belong to James A. Bates, who was charged with murder after a man was strangled to death in a hot tub.

According to CNET, while investigating, police noticed the Echo in the kitchen and pointed out that the music playing in the home could have been voice activated through the device. While the Echo records only after hearing the wake word, police are hoping that ambient noise or background chatter could have accidentally triggered the device, leading to some more clues.

“It is believed that these records are retained by Amazon.com and that they are evidence related to the case under investigation,” police wrote in the search warrant.

According to court documents, Amazon has yet to concede to the search warrant and has not sent any recordings to police.

However, according to police, Amazon may not have to send over the files for cops to get them. According to the warrant, police believe they can tap into the hardware on the Echo, which could “potentially include time stamps, audio files or other data,” reports CNET.

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Amazon Echo Saves All Your Voice Data, Police Are Now Accessing It, Here’s How to Hear & Delete It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

internet surveillance

by Matt Agorist

Amazon’s Echo built upon the voice search capability of Android’s ‘Ok Google’ and Apple’s Siri and turned it into a device that is capable of doing everything from answering questions to turning on your on your air conditioner. However, like all beneficial technology, when the government gets involved, this useful household item is converted into a spying machine for the surveillance state.

In a seemingly unprecedented case out of Bentonville, Arkansas, the latest example of how police can use your technology against you is coming to fruition.

Investigators in Bentonville have filed search warrants with Amazon, requesting the recordings made on a man’s Echo device between November 21 and November 22, 2015. The recordings belong to James A. Bates, who was charged with murder after a man was strangled to death in a hot tub.

According to CNET, while investigating, police noticed the Echo in the kitchen and pointed out that the music playing in the home could have been voice activated through the device. While the Echo records only after hearing the wake word, police are hoping that ambient noise or background chatter could have accidentally triggered the device, leading to some more clues.

“It is believed that these records are retained by Amazon.com and that they are evidence related to the case under investigation,” police wrote in the search warrant.

According to court documents, Amazon has yet to concede to the search warrant and has not sent any recordings to police.

However, according to police, Amazon may not have to send over the files for cops to get them. According to the warrant, police believe they can tap into the hardware on the Echo, which could “potentially include time stamps, audio files or other data,” reports CNET.

On top of Bates’ Echo, police have also attempted to break into his phone, but were unsuccessful due to his password. In response to the delay in investigation caused by Amazon not sending the recordings and the phone password, the police department issued the following ominous r...

15:34

Russian Foreign Ministry: Entire World ‘Disgusted’ by Obama’s Disastrous Foreign Policy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Gordon

What a hunk!

Finally, someone says it

Dec 26, 2016 by Matthew Allen

Let us take a few moments to meditate on the last eight years.

  • The U.S. is still bogged down in Iraq.
  • The U.S. military is still protecting poppy fields in Afghanistan. It’s been America’s longest poppy field protection operation. And its longest war.
  • The first black president expanded AFRICOM and the shadow wars and classified drone operations in Africa.
  • He also destroyed Libya, the most prosperous, developed nation in North Africa. As expected, his justification for doing so was later revealed to be massive baloney bullshit.
  • He “created a secret drones program to kill terrorist suspects worldwide without public acknowledgement or due process. Under his watch, the US has expanded the field of battle in the “war on terrorism” to a dozen countries and constructed institutions and routines of surveillance and assassination – such as the so-called ‘disposition matrix‘ and ‘......

15:33

Woman Beheaded in Afghanistan For Shopping ‘Without Husband’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A 30-year-old woman has been beheaded in a remote Afghan village for visiting a local market alone, without her husband, local media report citing officials. The people behind the beheading  Full Article »

15:31

Obama Quietly Signs Propaganda Act to Counter ‘Fake News’ – EU to Follow Suit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The political elite want to crack down on what they view is fake news — which essentially amounts to pretty much anything that they disagree with or what doesn’t fit with their own world view

15:31

Daily Digest 12/29 - The Art Of Changing Minds, Has The OPEC Rally Gone Too Far? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Daily Digest 12/29 - The Art Of Changing Minds, Has The OPEC Rally Gone Too Far?
  • The Trump Penalty
  • He auctioned off the pistol that killed Trayvon Martin. She watched her child die in a mass shooting. Can they change each other’s minds about guns?
  • A New Dow High?
  • Police-led Placement Greatly Outpaces Other Methods of Addiction Treatment and Placement
  • The Battle For Bonds
  • Has The OPEC Rally Gone Too Far?
  • Up To Here: When Tumbleweeds Attack 
  • As China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Shrinks, Solution Faces Criticism

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Anti-Trump Comics by “Triggered” Feminists Are “an Act of Political Resistance” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Anti-Trump Comics by “Triggered” Feminists Are “an Act of Political Resistance” | beyond-the-safety-pin | Politics Protestors & Activists Sleuth Journal Special Interests Trump

When you think of “political resistance” what comes to mind? For me it’s things like this:

Marches and protests.

Civil disobedience.

Fiery speeches.

Op-Eds so powerful that they make others reconsider their opinions.

Boycotts.

But it in all of my thoughts about political resistance, drawing a picture of being rained on by penises never occurred to me as a way to stand strong against a president. But according to  Nadja Spiegelman, “…constant and immediate reaction through pictures is a necessary form of political resistance.”

Apparently, that’s just me, though.

Feminists do things differently.

There’s a new feminist comic book called Resist that is loaded with images that women have drawn in an act of resistance against President Donald Trump.

They sure showed him.

It’s a special issue of a quarterly comics anthology called Smoke Signal, published by Gabe Fowler. Fowler asked Françoise Mouly, the art director of The New Yorkerto edit the special edition full of the artistic responses to the election of Trump by female and LGBTQ artists. Mouly enlisted the assistance of her daughter, Nadja Spiegelman, who put together this website.

According to an article on the Huffington Post that was dramatically titled, “...

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Woman beheaded in Afghanistan for entering a city to go shopping without her husband "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The real war on women. From Daily Mail: A woman has reportedly been beheaded by a group of armed men in Afghanistan after she entered a city without her husband. The horrific act took place in the remote village of … Continue reading

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A Parallel Air Traffic Control System Will Let Delivery Drones Fly Safely "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Engineers are figuring out how to let drones fly beyond visual range Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro

Illustration of a traffic cop Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro
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In 2013, shortly before Christmas, Amazon.com released a video depicting its plans to speed packages to their destinations using small drones. Some commentators said it was just a publicity stunt. But the notion began to seem less far-fetched when Google revealed its own drone-based delivery effort in 2014, something it calls Project Wing. And in the early months of 2016, DHL actually integrated drones into its logistics network, albeit in an extremely limited way—delivering packages to a single mountaintop in Germany that is difficult to access by car in winter.

“It started to get momentum after serious players came in,” says Parimal Kopardekar, NASA’s senior engineer for air transportation systems, who has been researching ways to work these buzzing little contraptions into an air traffic control system created for full-size aircraft. “We need to accommodate drones.”

This past August, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) introduced Part 107, also known as the Small UAS Rule, which allows companies to use small drones in the daytime (or during twilight) and within visual line of sight of the pilot, so long as they are not flown over people who aren’t participating in these operations.

Number of Waivers

bar chart For some applicants, the FAA has waived certain parts of its Small UAS Rule (as of 1 December 2016). Source: Federal Aviation Administration

This year promises to see the FAA’s drone rules loosen even more. At the InterDrone conference in Las Vegas this past September, FAA head Michael Huerta explained that his agency was drafting rules to allow drones to be flown over random bystanders (the FAA calls them “non-partic...

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Why the West is “Helping ISIS” Spread Post-Berlin Attack Hysteria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Washington Post – among others – hit the ground running in the wake of an apparent terrorist attack in Germany’s capital of Berlin before evidence was forthcoming and even before German police arrested a suspect. A truck plowed into…

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Namibia – Chamber of Environment writes letter of protest to Chinese Ambassador over poaching and smuggling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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From Chris Brown:

 

At about 14h30 on 21st December 2016, the attached Open Letter to the Chinese ambassador to Namibia was delivered to the Chinese embassy in Windhoek by the Namibian Chamber of Environment, on behalf of 40 Namibian environmental organisations.

 

Namibia’s citizens and environmental organisations are outraged by the ongoing commercial wildlife and ecological crimes being committed by Chinese nationals in Namibia. We are equally frustrated by the apparent lack of action being taken by the Chinese embassy in Namibia and the Chinese state to put a stop to the unlawful actions of their nationals. Quiet behind-the-scenes diplomacy has failed to have any discernible impact.

 

While we deplore xenophobic attitudes and the profiling of people, too many Chinese nationals have abused Namibia’s environmental laws and values, and this is causing growing resentment and anger amongst Namibians. Before the arrival of Chinese nationals in Namibia, commercial wildlife crime was extremely uncommon. By their criminal actions, some Chinese nationals have drawn attention to themselves and their nationality through their blatant disregard of Namibia’s legal and environmental values.

 

Namibia’s environmental non-governmental community therefore decided to send this Open Letter to the Chinese ambassador to Namibia explaining the extent of the problem and expressing our concern and outrage. We also want the Namibian nation to be aware of this action, and for our friends and colleagues around the world to understand the situation that we are facing. We believe that this is not simply individual Chinese nationals working independently, but syndicates linked to international organised crime. We also find it hard not to believe that some of these actions are not taking place with tacit state approval, or taking place with knowing state indifference. For these reasons we have shared this letter widely with local and international media houses, with diplomatic missions to Namibia, with international environmental organisations around the world, with ministers and Permanent Secretaries in key Namibian Ministries and via social media.

There is already coverage of our Open Letter on the front page of the Allgemeine Zeitung and across social media, and it should appear in the....

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Charlie Sheen Calls on God to Kill Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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After news broke of the death of Debbie Reynolds following a year of high-profile celebrity deaths, actor Charlie Sheen took to Twitter to call for the death of the President-elect of the United States of America. Sheen’s tweet—which read “Dear God” followed by “Trump next, please!” six times and then two emojis showing a middle finger and then a copyright symbol—was Liked on Twitter by over 6,000 people within the first two hours of being posted. Dear God; Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! © — Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) December 29, 2016 Actor Charlie Sheen, born Carlos Irwin Estévez, was featured in 1980s films like Young Guns and the Oliver Stone-directed Platoon and Wall Street. Sheen then went onto to star in the sitcom Two and a Half Men before having a famous public meltdown after several trips to rehab for substance issues that got him booted from the successful show. A series of Twitter rants and bizarre media appearances culminated in a tour called Charlie Sheen LIVE: My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option. Last year, Mr. Sheen took to Twitter and, according to the New

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Obama is ready to “punish” Russia for allegedly hacking the US elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Gordon

Obama is close to announcing measures to punish Russia for alleged election interference.

28 December, 2016 by

Barack Obama’s mad scramble to poison the office of the President before Donald Trump takes office continues to push forward.

Obama, the child of a President, is doing his very best to hand off a disaster of a nation to Trump. Last week we reported on the US’s historic abstention during a UN Security Council vote condemning Israel.

Alexander Mercouris has written an excellent analysis on Obama’s divisive ploy to create crush US-Israeli relations.

Yesterday we reported on Obama’s decision to arm Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria in hopes of keeping his jihadist war alive.

Finally let’s not forget Obama’s quiet signing of the “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” into law last week, that will give the US government latitude to go after “fake news” sources…meaning any voices that dissent from the neo-liberal dogma.

Obama is now doubling down on his very own “fake news” lie, that Russia interfered in the US elections…something that has been extensively disproven by valued sources, and ...

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Distribution Release: OpenELEC 7.0.0 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

OpenELEC is a Linux-based distribution designed to act as a media hub and, in particular, to run the Kodi media software. The project has released a new version, OpenELEC 7.0.0, which supports WeTek Core devices, includes updated AMDGPU video drivers and offers users Kodi 16.1. The project has....

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Bangladeshi textile workers sacked for striking "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

2 December 2012

After the deaths of over 110 clothing factory workers in Bangladesh, factory employees are going on strike in protest at the dangerous safety conditions at big international label factories and workshops.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Bangladesh: Clothes factory staff sacked for striking

Thursday 29th December 2016

1,600 lose their livelihoods for demanding end to poverty pay

MORE than 1,600 garment workers in Bangladesh have been sacked and 1,500 face charges after walking out against poverty pay.

Clothes factories in Ashulia, a suburb of the capital Dhaka, began to reopen on Tuesday after a week-long strike by workers demanding an increase in the minimum wage from £55 a month to £165.

Most of them make clothing for export, including for well-known Western labels, but are paid a pittance.

Their action was sparked by the sacking of 121 workers, but now many more have been forced out of their jobs.

Bangladesh’s industrial police said that following the shutdown of 21 factories, bosses of a cabal of clothing firms had decided to sack 1,600 workers as an example to the rest.

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association vice-president Mahmud Hasan Khan Babu claimed that the workers hadn’t been sacked yet and that bosses had just “started the process of terminating workers who created the troubles.”

But lists of sacked workers were posted on factory gates in Ashulia and the........

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Broccoli Sprouts Kill Cancer Fast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The development of science once more suggests that the best medicine can be found in the diet, and the most knowledgeable doctor is the Nature. In this case, broccoli, or  Full Article »

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Nationwide ceasefire to begin in Syria on Friday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Syrian army recaptured Aleppo two weeks ago, leading to significant gains against opposition and Islamist forces [Xinhua]

The Syrian army recaptured Aleppo two weeks ago, leading to significant gains against opposition and Islamist forces [Xinhua]


Moscow and Ankara have agreed to act as guarantors for a nation-wide ceasefire in Syria, reports indicated on Thursday.

The Syrian government and rebel forces, excluding the Islamic State and Al Nusra Front, have agreed to the ceasefire, the Damascus-based SANA news agency reported on Thursday.

Both Islamic State and Al Nusra front forces will continue to be targeted by Russian and Syrian forces.

The state-run agency reported that both Russia and Turkey will work for the ceasefire to come into force at midnight on Friday, however, at press time, news of the ceasefire is yet to surface.

Neither country’s foreign ministry has commented on the matter. But Russian President Vladimir Putin said the ceasefire would take effect as he announced Moscow would begin scaling down its forces in Syria.

On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the Syrian government was consulting with the opposition ahead of potential peace talks.

Lavrov did not specify which members of the opposition were included in the talks, but Moscow has revealed that they would take place in Kazakhstan.

“During the recent meeting in Moscow with my colleagues from Iran and Turkey we approved a joint declaration in which we confirmed our readiness to guarantee a future agreement between the Syrian government and the opposition,” Lavrov told Russia’s Interfax news agency.

Meanwhile, Secretary General of the newly-formed Syrian Democratic Front, Mahmoud Marai, told Russian media that the opposition is ready to take part in the peace talks.

The group was announced on December 26 and is said to include five opposition factions.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

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WATCH: CBS News Anchor Accused of ‘Fake News’ for Reporting Truth About Syria — Destroys His Critics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

syriaBen Swann reports that al-Qaeda and ISIS now form the ranks of U.S.-backed "moderate rebels" in Syria, but this truth is too much for MSM to handle.

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India’s Demonetization Undermines the Right to Food and the Right to Life "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The right to food campaign is dismayed by the Indian government’s reckless attempt to renew currency notes, known as “demonetization”, without any serious attention to the consequences it may have for poor people. This move serves no clear purpose and…

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BREAKING: Rumours of Putin-Erdogan Syria ceasefire deal sweep Middle East "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Gordon

December 28, 2016 by

Middle East news agency circulate rumours of a Russian Turkish agreement for a ceasefire deal to end the Syrian war. Deal reportedly gives Russia and Syria Turkish green light to continue attacks on ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

Reports appearing in the Middle East media are claiming that Russia and Turkey have bilaterally agreed the terms of a ceasefire in the Syrian conflict.

The reports have not been officially confirmed, but according to the Iranian news agency Fars, they originate with the Turkish language Anadolu news agency.

Further details of the supposed ceasefire agreement have been provided by the Al-Masdar news agency, which is known to have sources within the Syrian military. It reports the terms of the ceasefire agreement as follows:

The nationwide ceasefire will begin at midnight on December 29th and will include all areas that do not have a jihadist presence. Specifically, the ceasefire will not be implemented in areas where the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) and Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) are present.

Turkey, who facilitated the entry of these jihadist groups in Syria, has agreed to allow the Russian and Syrian forces to continue their military operations against ISIS and Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, per this latest ceasefire deal. In return for Turkey’s compliance, the Syrian government will organise aid convoys to deliver humanitarian assistance to civilians in the besieged towns of Madaya and Al-Zabadani.

If there really is such a ceasefire agreement, and if Al-Masdar is reporting its terms correctly, then it represents a radical shift in position by the Turkish government. As Al-Masdar says, Turkey “facilitated the entry of these Jihadist groups in Syria”. In fact Turkey did much more than...

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InterContinental Hotels investigating a possible card breach "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The company InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) confirmed an ongoing investigation of alleged card breach at some of its properties.

The notorious investigators Brian Krebs was informed of a possible security breach at the hotel company InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Krebs received the news of the alleged card breach by his sources in the financial industry. According to the experts, the pattern of fraudulent activities had been observed on credit and debit cards used at some IHG properties.

“Those sources said they were seeing a pattern of fraud on customer credit and debit cards that suggested a breach at some IHG properties — particularly Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express locations.” wrote Krebs.

“Asked about the fraud patterns reported by my sources, a spokesperson for IHG said the company had received similar reports, and that it has hired an outside security firm to help investigate.”

InterContinental Hotels

IHG has more than 5,000 hotels across the world, the group includes many brands such InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Kimpton, Hualuxe, Indigo, and Even.

Representatives at the Group confirmed they had been aware of the fraud patterns and promptly started an investigation with the support of a security firm.

Below the statement issued by the IHG:

“IHG takes the protection of payment card data very seriously. We were made aware of a report of unauthorized charges occurring on some payment cards that were recently used at a small number of U.S.-based hotel locations.  We immediately launched an investigation, which includes retaining a leading computer security firm to provide us with additional support.  We continue to work with the payment card networks.”

“We are committed to swiftly resolving this matter. In the meantime, and in line with best practice, we recommend that individuals closely monitor their payment card account statements.  If there are unauthorized charges, individuals should immediately notify their bank. Payment card network rules generally state that cardholders are not responsible for such charge...

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Why Buhari cancelled visit to Bauchi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A combination of bad weather and political intrigues may have led to the cancellation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Bauchi State, the second time in three weeks. Buhari had earlier been scheduled to visit Bauchi State today to commission some projects but had to cancel the trip at the last minute over what the […]

The post Why Buhari cancelled visit to Bauchi appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

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Australian police seize 1 ton of cocaine worth $259m "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Australian authorities seized more than a ton of cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars, police said on Thursday, describing it as one of the country’s largest drug busts. Fifteen men, including commercial fishing operators, were arrested for allegedly importing the cocaine from South America. The combined value of the cocaine is about 258.5 million […]

The post Australian police seize 1 ton of cocaine worth $259m appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

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Parliamentary Elections in Macedonia: Repeal of Yet Another “Soft Coup” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The results are in, and VMRO has beaten back yet another ‘soft coup’ attempt in the Republic of Macedonia. Although there were very legitimate fears that SDSM and its foreign backers might resort to large-scale voter fraud and other such…

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Amosun seeks law to upgrade Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to Varsity of Technology "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Governor Ibikunle Amosun has asked for legal backing to upgrade the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to a University of Technology. Amosun made this known in a letter sent to the Ogun State House of Assembly and read during plenary by the Speaker, Mr Suraj Adekunbi, on Thursday The letter dated Dec. 28, read: “Bill for a […]

The post Amosun seeks law to upgrade Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to Varsity of Technology appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

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Dem Sen Murphy: United Nations ‘Fundamentally Not a Fair Forum’ for Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) acknowledged that the United Nations was “not a fair forum” for Israel. According to the Connecticut Democrat, the United States objecting to settlements in disputed territories was not new, but given the United Nations disposition on Israel, it would have been preferable for a resolution to have been devised behind the scenes. “So, I don’t think there should have been any surprise that the United States has continued in its longstanding objection to the Israelis building settlements in east Jerusalem or territory outside of the ‘67 borders and further outside of what we call blocks,” he said. “What I think is alarming to many of us is that there are other ways to convey that objection to the Israelis than through the United Nations. The United Nations is fundamentally not a fair forum for the Israelis and traditionally the United States has tried to keep these resolutions at bay if not vetoing them, at least working behind the scenes to make sure they don’t come up for a vote and expressing our objections in other forums.” “And so I guess I don’t draw an issue with the Obama administration saying to Netanyahu

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First data from BY70-1 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Amateur satellite BY70-1 launched yesterday at around 3:00UTC. The launch was a partial failure, as all the satellites from this launch have been put in a 520x220km orbit. The perigee is too low to support a long duration orbit, and the satellites will decay in a couple months. BY70-1 has a 9k6 BPSK telemetry downlink on 70cm. This downlink is also used to download JPEG images from the onboard camera. I've talked about this in a previous post.

Since I'm at 33C3, I haven't been able to receive this satellite with my own equipment yet. However, Tetsu JA0CAW already has posted some IQ recordings. Here I look at recording1 and recording2.

My first impression is that the packets are not very strong. I don't know if this is something about JA0CAW's station or that the downlink of BY70-1 is not very strong. I've only managed to decode the strongest packets in the recording. In comparison, LilacSat-2 has a very strong downlink and I can decode correctly almost from horizon to horizon with a handheld 7 element yagi.

Perhaps it's possible to do some optimization of the decoder parameters such as filter width or loop bandwidths, but so far I haven't experimented much. I just wanted to write a quick post to publish all the information I've managed to decode. I'm using the decoder from gr-satellites. The decoder log from recording1 is in this gist. From recording2 I could only decode a couple of JPEG packets and no telemetry packets.

There are three distinct types of telemetry packets. It seems that BY70-1 transmits all the three types in a single burst. Another curiosity: the message in one of the telemetry packets uses the callsign ON02CN, which is the Belgian callsign that LilacSat-1 will use. Since LilacSat-1 is part of the QB50 project, it makes sense that it uses a Belgian callsign. However, it seems that it's some sort of software configuration error that BY70-1 is also using this callsign.

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Surging US Dollar in 2017 a Catalyst for Gold Bottom "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Surging US Dollar in 2017 a Catalyst for Gold Bottom Gold has suffered recently in the wake of higher real interest rates while the US Dollar, thanks to higher yields has reached a 14-year high. Stronger real rates hurt Gold but so does a stronger US Dollar, which remains the dominant global currency. In addition…

The post Surging US Dollar in 2017 a Catalyst for Gold Bottom appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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From teleporters to holodecks: Here are five Star Trek technologies that may become a reality sooner than you think "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From teleporters to holodecks: Here are five Star Trek technologies that may become a reality sooner than you think

By Tim Collins

Star Trek has long offered a utopian vision of a future where technology has allowed humankind to move beyond the conflicts of its past.

When it first aired in September 1966, the sci-fi classic depicted a universe where people of all races, colours and creeds took to the stars to seek out new life and new civilizations and to boldly go where no man – or woman – had gone before.

But how close are we to realising the once ultra-futuristic technology featured in the Star Trek universe?

Star Trek has long been a byword for science fiction, offering a utopian vision of a future where technology has allowed mankind to move beyond the conflicts of its past. Experts believe many of its technologies may soon become a reality

WARP DRIVE

The ability to travel faster than the speed of light is perhaps the most important step to allow humanity to explore beyond our own solar system and out into the universe beyond.

To do so scientists would need to break, or at least bend, the rules of time and space famously laid out by Albert Einstein.

Perhaps the closest to the Star Trek vision of warp speed is the Alcubierre drive, first...

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French government defends Charlie Hebdo's outrageous cartoons mocking Russian choir plane crash victims "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian officials have angrily attacked Charlie Hebdo for the satirical magazine's cartoons on the crashed military Tu-154 which have provoked disgust in Moscow. Some 68 members of the Alexandrov music and dance ensemble perished when the aircraft crashed into the Black Sea on Christmas Day. They were among the total of 92 passengers and crew who died in the tragedy. The images in the French satirical magazine show a choir member from the ensemble making a wailing sound "aaaaaa." One caption reads: "The repertoire of the army choir is expanding."

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Eeuuuw. No. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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All I can say is that someone in Memphis should get a bad taste award for that one. Ick.

Source.

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The Ugly Truth Behind Beauty Magazines "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Have you ever noticed the messaging found on covers and inside most beauty magazines? Whether it’s women’s or men’s magazines, there is a common element: advertising -a lot of it!  Full Article »

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Unbelievable: Publix Is Doing This To National Enquirer Magazines With Trump On The Cover… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What do they think they’re hiding by doing this? He will be President in 21 days, get used to it. LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Publix shopper turned to Four in Your Corner after seeing magazines with President-elect Donald Trump’s picture being covered at the grocery store. He was shopping at the Publix on Del […]

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Running The Intel NUC6i7KYK On Linux With Skylake Iris Pro Graphics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I've managed to get my hands on an Intel NUC6i7KYK "Skull Canyon" NUC featuring the Core i7 6770HQ Skylake CPU with Iris Pro Graphics 580. When paired with 32GB of RAM and a Samsung 950 PRO 500GB NVMe SSD, it makes for a very speedy, small form factor Linux-friendly PC.

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Trump Is Anti-Environment, But So Was Obama "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Barack Obama arriving at the TransCanada Stillwater Pipe Yard in Cushing, Okla. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama walks past oil and gas pipelines during an appearance at the TransCanada Stillwater Pipe Yard in Cushing, Okla. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

NEW YORK — (Analysis) It’s rather easy, and undoubtedly necessary, to lambast President-elect Donald Trump and his team of corporate parasites who will soon head nearly every key agency in the U.S. government.

Of note are the pro-fracking, anti-environmental protections positions of everyone from the nominee for secretary of state, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, to the incoming head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt. Such appointments signal a reckless abandonment of even the pretense of safeguarding vital resources such as air, water, and soil, among many others, at a time when many in the scientific community are ringing the alarm about our quickly unraveling biosphere.

However, while we rightly protest against this direct threat to our existence as a species, many have chosen to employ the age-old tactic of every ideologue from time immemorial: selective memory.

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OpenELEC 7.0 Kodi HTPC Linux Distribution Released "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The folks behind the OpenELEC Linux distribution that's designed around the Kodi HTPC/multimedia software have pushed out their big "7" release to end out 2016...

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Gay Schoolteacher, Partner Accused of Sexually Abusing 8 Boys Kill Themselves "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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An elementary schoolteacher and his partner engaged in ongoing sexual contact with eight underage boys over several years and then killed themselves when discovered, according to documents released by police in South St. Paul Minnesota Tuesday.

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The Political Left’s Shmoo Theory of Education "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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“Uneducated” is the favorite insult and excuse of the political left. In the past year alone, for example, a lack of education among voters has been used to explain each of the left’s electoral failures, as well as to dismiss criticisms of its people, policies, and institutions. These defenses are dubious to say the least. Yet setting aside the strategic choices of left-wing political groups, the obsession with un-education reveals that there are serious problems with the way education is understood by the intellectual classes.

Most importantly, the popular use of the word “education” suffers from the same error as the mainstream economic use of the word “capital.” This shouldn’t be a surprise, given that education is often metaphorically described as “human capital.” The error is that both capital and education are thought of as a kind of “homogeneous blob,” or “shmoo.” A shmoo is elastic and can be molded by the user into any shape necessary, and it’s therefore equally serviceable in all possible uses. Anyone who wants to use it as a production input must simply decide how much to apply....

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Priest says Catholic Church needs an army of exorcists to save kids from demon-tainted narcotics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The internet is an essential tool for modern communication, but several Catholic priests are saying it’s also helping lead to an unprecedented epidemic in demonic possession — which is why they are trying to recruit a global exorcist army. Father Vincent Lampert, the head priest at St….


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Chicago man rampages on woman caught in racist Trump rant on viral video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Chicago man was arrested for assaulting a Donald Trump supporter whose racist rant inside an arts-and-crafts store gained international attention. Police said Ramiz Bajwa went into an apartment building where Jennifer Boyle, who was caught insulting black employees in a viral video, lived and…


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Russia Reaches Syria Cease-Fire Pact With Turkey—and the U.S. Had Nothing to Do With It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (RussianLook / face to face / MediaPunch) Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that after negotiations in Moscow between his administration and its Turkish and Iranian counterparts, an accord regarding the war in Syria has been reached, establishing a fragile truce that, according to The New York Times represents “a potential turning point in a civil war that has lasted nearly six years and claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.” The cease-fire is to start at midnight in Syria (5 p.m. EST) and will be followed by peace talks between Syrian President Bashar Assad and opposing forces—though which rebel groups will be involved is unclear. And though the United States apparently was not involved in the negotiations, Russia’s foreign minister has said President-elect Donald Trump’s administration will be invited to join the talks, as will Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan. “This is potentially a major change for international politics, anti-terrorism and peace. Give peace a chance!” Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer wrote in a brief analysis sent to Truthdig staff. “If Trump gets behind this truce, he will start off on an incredibly important shift to a saner world. However, if he rejects it, as many Democrat and Republican leaders will urge, a huge possibility for a more peaceful world will be lost and American imperial hegemony will stay firmly on its destructive course.” From CBC News: [Putin] says [the truce] will be followed by peace talks between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government and the opposition, and that the Syrian parties would take part in talks to be held in Kazakhstan, without specifying a date. “The agreements reached are, of course, fragile, need a special attention and involvement ... But after all, this is a notable result of our joint work, efforts by the Defence and Foreign ministries, our partners in the regions,” Putin said. ... Syria’s military said it had agreed to a nationwide ceasefire. In a statement carried by Syrian state news agency SANA on Thursday, the military command “declares a comprehensive nationwide cessation of hostilities as of midnight.” The news agency said the ceasefire paves the way for reactivating negotiations to end the conflict. ... Ahmad Ramadan of the Syrian National Coalition, a main Syrian opposition group, said it supports the ceasefire. Ramadan said in text messages sent to The Associated Press that members of the Free Syrian Army, a loose alliance of several moderate rebel factions, would abide by the truce but retaliate to violations by government and allied forces. Read more. — Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata  

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10 Reasons Trump Won’t Lead A Nuclear Renaissance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

Submitted by Leonard Hyman & William Tilles via OilPrice.com,

Donald Trump in the White House and Theresa May in 10 Downing Street. They will open the door to more nuclear spending, no doubt. Prime minister May has already given a green light to Britain’s most expensive energy project, a heavily subsidized nuclear power station at Hinkley Point. Based on the most recent federal budgeting approvals, we expect that no U.S. nuclear weapons programs will want for funds. But, despite all the post-election industry euphoria, should we anticipate a full renaissance for U.S. commercial nuclear power? Is that just a bridge too far, so to speak? Let’s look at the what will go into some of these decisions.

1.Need for the product. With no growth in the market for electricity, the industry needs new power plants only to replace old ones and to decarbonize output in order to mitigate global warming. The Trump administration has declared an end to the so-called war on coal, which makes it less likely that the electric industry will have to close old coal fired generating stations soon and it has categorized global warming as a hoax, which removes an excuse to build non-carbon producing nuclear units. The nuclear industry will need another rationalization for expansion.

2.Economics. Nuclear power looks like an expensive means of producing base load electricity with significant known risks and ongoing waste storage/disposal issues. A new 1,000 MW nuclear plant ordered today for 2025 in service would cost about $10 billion. New renewables can produce power at no higher a cost per kwh, without the same long construction schedule and need to build so large a unit. A new base load gas fired unit of the same size capacity could be completed in a few years and cost one fifth as much per MW and produce at a lower cost per kwh. Producing a commodity like electricity at a relatively high price in a competitive market is not a winning business strategy. Nuclear has to offer something else.

3. Base load generation. Nuclear plants run as base load units, something renewab...

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Cops Shoot Innocent Citizen in the Back and Charge Him With “Assault” After He’s Paralyzed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project Fort Worth, TX — An innocent man was shot in the back by police, arrested, charged with assaulting THEM, is now paralyzed for

The post Cops Shoot Innocent Citizen in the Back and Charge Him With “Assault” After He’s Paralyzed appeared first on Filming Cops.

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How Facebook Uses Linux and Btrfs: An Interview with Chris Mason "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chris Mason is the principal author of Btrfs, the open source file system that’s seen as the default file system for SUSE Enterprise Linux. Mason started working on Btrfs at Oracle and then moved to Facebook where he continued to work on the file system as a member of the company’s Linux kernel team. When Facebook has new kernels that need to go out, Mason helps make sure that everything's been properly tested and meets performance needs.

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Winning Strategies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1. Play the long game. If you need to succeed immediately, if you can’t live in flux, if you can’t handle anxiety, you’re not going to achieve your goals. First, of course, you must have a goal. But then you must stick to it. Keep it in your vision. Revisit it at night, while you’re…

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“Hidden Mass” of the Universe Has Decreased Since Big Bang — “May Still Be Disintegrating” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Astronomers first suspected that there was a large proportion of “hidden mass” in the Universe back in the 1930s, when Fritz Zwicky discovered “peculiarities” in a cluster of galaxies in the constellation Coma Berenices – the galaxies moved as if they were under the effect of gravity from an unseen source. This hidden mass that does not manifest itself in any way, except for a gravitational effect, was given the name dark matter. According to data from the Planck space telescope, the proportion of dark matter in the Universe is 26.8%, the rest is “ordinary” matter (4.9%) and dark energy (68.3%).

Scientists from MIPT, the Institute for Nuclear Research (INR) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Novosibirsk State University (NSU) have discovered that the proportion of unstable particles in the composition of dark matter in the days immediately after the Big Bang was no more than 2%-5%. Their study has been published in Physical Review D.”The discrepancy between the cosmological parameters in the modern Universe and the Universe shortly after the Big Bang can be explained by the fact that the proportion of dark matter has decreased. We have now, for the first time, been able to calculate how much dark matter could have been lost and what the corresponding size of the unstable component would be,” says a co-author of the study academician Igor Tkachev, Head of the Department of Experimental Physics at INR and a lecturer at MIPT’s Department of Fundamental Interactions and Cosmology.

The nature of dark matter remains unknown, however, its properties could potentially help scientists to solve the problem that arose after studying observations from the Planck telescope. This device accurately measured the fluctuations in the temperature of the cosmic microwave background radiation – the “echo” of the Big Bang. By measuring these fluctuations, the researchers were able to calculate key cosmological parameters using observations of the Universe in the recombinati...

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Completely Artificial Hearts: Coming to a Chest Cavity Near You "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For patients with congestive heart failure, mechanical replacements can’t come soon enough Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro

Illustration of a heart in a shopping cart Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro
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The human heart is a marvel of engineering. Inside the chest of the average adult, that hard-working muscle beats about 100,000 times per day, pumping blood through arteries that branch up toward the brain and twine down to the toes.

So it’s no wonder that biomedical engineers have had a tough time building a mechanical replica to keep patients with heart failure alive and well. Since the 1950s, ambitious researchers have tried to build artificial hearts but have always come up short. Now, four different companies think they’ve found the right technology, and they’re out to prove it. In 2017, clinical trials and animal tests could finally demonstrate that permanent artificial hearts are ready for the clinic.

About 5.7 million people in the United States alone are currently living with a diagnosis of heart failure, meaning their hearts are gradually becoming less effective at pumping blood. Some of the worst-off patients join the waiting list for a heart transplant, but donor hearts are scarce and many people die while waiting.

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Global ‘Compost Bomb’ Slowly Detonates as Previously Frozen Soil ‘Breathes Out’ Greenhouse Gases "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Global warming is causing microorganisms that dwell in previously frozen soil to release carbon dioxide in a potentially catastrophic process that could add at least as much carbon to the atmosphere as the fossil fuel industry emitted in the mid-20th century, a study published in the journal Nature reports.

Dahr Jamail reports at Truthout:

Microorganisms in soil generally consume carbon, then release CO2 as a byproduct. Large areas of the planet—such as Alaska, northern Canada, Northern Europe and large swaths of Siberia in Russia—have previously been too cold for this process to occur. However, they are now warming up, and soil respiration is happening there. As a result, these places are contributing far, far more CO2 and methane to the atmosphere than they ever have. ...

This means that even if all human fossil fuel emissions were halted immediately, soils would continue to release approximately the same amount of CO2 and methane emissions as the amount produced by the fossil fuel industry during the mid-20th century.

Soil respiration merges with the ongoing warming of the atmosphere in what scientists call a “climate feedback loop,” when separate physical processes combine to reinforce and drive each other.

The amount of CO2 that soil respiration will add to the atmosphere—on top of what humans are directly adding—is significant. “Many feedback loops are already in play, and more are coming into being on a regular basis,” Jamail writes:

The discovery of the soil feedback loop intensifies concerns about our rapidly warming climate. Increasing soil respiration—also known as “the compost bomb”—is set to add between 30 and 55 billion tons of extra CO2 to the atmosphere over the next 35 years, as Earth’s temperature warming approaches 2C.

Moreover, the study categorizes its findings as conservative estimates. In fact, the Earth could well see as much as four times th...

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Why you should visit Lagos, and toward a new philosophy of travel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Those are the topics of my latest Bloomberg column, with side remarks on sex tourism, the Pulaski Skyway, and the Ruhr-Gebiet as well.

The post Why you should visit Lagos, and toward a new philosophy of travel appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Syrian Government Deploys 10,000-Strong Force for Advance on Palmyra "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Syrian military has continued to deploy reinforcements to the battlefront against ISIS terrorists near the Tyas Airbase in the province of Homs. Pro-government sources say that the government is set use a 10,000-strong offensive force led by the Tiger…

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Trump Team Floats ‘Public-Private’ Veterans Health Care "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets Medal of Honor recipients during a gathering with military leaders and veterans at the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
"I've been saying we have to take care of our vets," Trump told reporters at Mar-a-Lago after the meetings. "We are working on something to make it great for our veterans, because they are treated very, very unfairly."

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So, eine weitere Fnord-Show überstanden — trotz ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

So, eine weitere Fnord-Show überstanden — trotz diverser unangekündigte Aktionen Dritter, wie eine Popcornübergabe aus einer TARDIS, beleuchtete Luftballondrohnen, eine Trump-Wahlkampfpackung Konfetti und dass uns jemand mit flüssigem Stickstoff gekühlten Tschunk brachte. In dem war glaube ich sogar ein bisschen Mate neben dem Rum. Dafür würde ich aber meine Hand nicht ins Feuer legen wollen jetzt.

Ich nehme das ja als Kompliment, dass man uns anscheinend nicht ansieht, wie gestresst wir da vorne auf der Bühne sind, und dass ihr uns als Institution seht, mit denen man sowas mal machen kann, und wir nehmen das ja auch immer sportlich, aber das verkackt uns den Flow und erhöht das Stresslevel. Und zumindest während diese Luftballons da rumgereicht wurden, hat der halbe Saal nicht den Folien folgen können. Wir haben da ein Zeitlimit, wie lange wir machen können, weil wir der Haustechnik zusagen gemacht haben, wie lange die da bleiben müssen, und das kostet extra. Das ist echt ein Arschloch-Move, wenn wir dann die letzte Show überziehen. Daher können Frank und ich dann auch nicht rumwarten, bis jemand das Konfetti weggemacht hat oder so. Lasst sowas doch bitte oder macht Varianten, die nicht stören, beispielsweise weil ihr sie in der Pause vorher macht. Auch für die Engel ist das nicht lustig, weil die dann entscheiden müssen, ob sie auf die Bühne rennen müssen und da ein Notfall ist oder so. Weiß man ja nicht auf Anhieb, wenn da Zeug von oben runterfällt. Oder koordiniert euch wenigstens mit den Saalengeln, die können dann dafür sorgen, dass es nur eine Aktion gibt und nicht fünf konkurrierende. Frank und ich sind ja durchaus dankbar für Popcorn und Blubbertschunk, so ist das nicht, aber Popcorn essen während Veranstaltung macht den Sound kaputt und Alkohol trinken macht die Jokes kaputt.

Und mein Gefühl war ja, dass wir eh schon den einen oder anderen Joke drinhatten, der nicht so gut funktioniert hat, wie wir uns das erhofft hatten.

Aber hey, das ist Meckern auf hohem Niveau. Es hat ja anscheinend doch allen Spaß gemacht, und das tolle postfaktische Video war ja auch geil (das laden die bestimmt auch bei Youtube hoch und dann verlinke ich es hier auch nochmal). Muss man wissen. :-)

Ansonsten würde ich die Videoengel drum bitten, unsere Folien und nicht uns zu priorisieren. In die Folien ist so viel Arbeit geflossen, das würde mich echt ärgern, wenn man das dann im Stream nicht zu sehen kriegt.

Update: Hier ist das postfaktische Youtube-Video der Jung&Naiv-Ultras.

Wie ist dieser Terrorist aus Tunesien eigentlich nach ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wie ist dieser Terrorist aus Tunesien eigentlich nach Berlin gekommen?

Nun, … ein V-Mann des Verfassungsschutzes hat ihn hingefahren, ist doch klar. Nachdem Amri ihm erzählt hat, was er vorhat. Aktenvermerk:

»Er wird durch die VP gefahren und macht Angaben dazu, dass es sein Auftrag sei, im Sinne von Allah zu töten«

Die Polizei von Arkansas greift für einen Mordfall ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Die Polizei von Arkansas greift für einen Mordfall mal auf die Aufnahmen des Amazon Echo zurück.

Ja. Die Aufnahmen. Des Amazon Echo. Es gibt da Aufnahmen.

Aber hey, wer kauft sowas schon?

Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot are in millions of homes now, with holiday sales more than quadrupling from 2015. Always listening for its wake word, the breakthrough smart speakers boast seven microphones waiting to take and record your commands.

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Why Did the West Help ISIS Spread Hysteria Post-Berlin Attack? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

December 29, 2016 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The Washington Post - among others - hit the ground running in the wake of an apparent terrorist attack in Germany's capital of Berlin before evidence was forthcoming and even before German police arrested a suspect.


A truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market, killing 12 and injuring many more in what resembled an attack in Nice, France where a truck likewise plowed into a crowd killing 86 and injuring hundreds more.

Spreading ISIS Propaganda

The Washington Post's article and others like it followed the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" (ISIS) allegedly taking credit for the incident. Undeterred by a lack of evidence, the Washington Post and other media outlets - eager to capitalize on the attack to further Western narratives - concluded that the attack was aimed at "sharpening the divide between Muslims and everyone else."

The Washington Post's article, "Truck attack may be part of ISIS strategy to sharpen divide between Muslims and others," would claim:
The claim on the official Amaq media channel was short and distressingly familiar: A “soldier of the Islamic State” was behind yet another attack on civilians in Europe, this time at a festive Christmas market in Berlin. 

The accuracy of the claim remained in question Tuesday as German authorities searched for both a suspect and a motive behind the deadly truck assault on holiday revelers. But already it appeared that the attack had achieved one of the Islamic State’s stated objectives: spreading fear and chaos in a Western country in hopes of sharpening the divide between Muslims and everyone else.
The Washington Post's "analysis" fails to explain why ISIS would target a nation so far playing only a minor role in anti-ISIS operations or the logic in provoking a wider divide between Muslims and the West. At one point, the Washington Post actually suggests ISIS may be trying to hinder the flow of refugees away from the...

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9/11 Truth: British Muslims Overwhelmingly Reject the Official 9/11 Story "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A recent poll reveals that a maximum of 4% of British Muslims believe the official narrative of the 9/11 attacks. This is one of the strongest rejections of that story ever recorded. The sponsors of the poll have done their…

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Justice for Palestine: The Flaws of UN Resolution 2234 and the “Two-State Solution” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dear Prime Minister, Kia ora, On 26 December, I, too hastily, sent a letter to the New Zealand High Commissioner to Australia offering my gratitude to the New Zealand government for co-sponsoring UN Resolution 2234 demanding an end to Israel’s…

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Turkish writer Ahmed Sik arrested "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

2011 protest in Turkey against arrest of Ahmed Sik

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Prominent Turkish author Ahmet Sik arrested

Today, 13:38

The prominent Turkish writer Ahmet Sik was arrested in connection with a message from him on Twitter. It is unknown what the offending tweet is.

The state news agency Anadolu reported that Sikorsky was arrested for ‘terrorist propaganda’. He is accused of insulting the government and propaganda for the Kurdish PKK movement. The reason for the arrest are articles by Sik in the newspaper Cumhuriyet and a tweet, Anadolu writes.

A representative of the opposition party CHP says Sik for the next five days will be allowed no contact with a lawyer. It may take up to thirty days before being brought before a judge.

Critic of Gülen and Erdoğan

Sik is a leading critic of the Gülen movement, seen by the Turkish Government as the instigator of the coup attempt in July. After the publication of his book The Imam’s Army in 2011 Sik was also in jail for a year.

This summer Sik told the German news agency DPA that both Gülen and Erdoğan must be brought to justice. Gülen and...

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New York Times twists Russian official's words, alleges that Russia 'admits to doping conspiracy' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New York Times article alleging Russian sports officials have admitted to "institutional conspiracy" to undertake doping is according to TASS based on distorted comments and is flatly contradicted by the public comments of Russian President Putin made just four days before. On Tuesday 27th December 2016 The New York Times published an article under the headline "Russians no longer dispute Olympic Doping Operation". The article alleged that a Russian sports official, Anna Antselovich, who is the acting Director General of RUSADA, Russia's national anti-doping agency, had admitted to an "institutional conspiracy" to dope athletes, though she was reported to have denied that the country's highest leaders were involved.

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Obama’s Historic Land Grab: 553 Million Acres For ‘Conservation’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama tips he hat as he stands with Brian Cladoosby, President of National Congress of American Indians, at the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington. The transition to Donald Trump's administration signals a possible end of eight years of sweeping Indian Country policy reforms under Obama, who met with tribal leaders annually. Trump, who rarely acknowledged Native Americans during his campaign, and since the election, hasn't publicly outlined how he would improve or manage the United States' longstanding relationships with tribes. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)

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Pan Pan Has Walked On. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pan Pan at the China Conservation and Research Centre in Dujiangyan in September 2015.

Pan Pan at the China Conservation and Research Centre in Dujiangyan in September 2015.

The world’s oldest male panda, with more than 130 descendants — a quarter of all the captive-bred pandas on the planet — has died aged 31, officials said.

Giant pandas have a notoriously low reproductive rate, a key contributor — along with habitat loss — to their status as vulnerable on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of threatened species.

But Pan Pan — whose name means “hope” in Chinese — was a prolific father, siring many cubs over the years that have gone on to have offspring of their own.

Announcing his death, the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas called it “heart-wrenching news” and said the “hero father” had been suffering from cancer.

[…]

The most recent estimates show a population of 1,864 adult giant pandas in the wild, up by more than a sixth over a decade, with experts crediting nature reserves, bamboo planting, farmer subsidies and commercial programmes for the increase.

Via Raw Story.

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Making America Great Again: Sprint To Bring 5K Jobs Back To America… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nice! Via CNBC: President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that Sprint will bring 5,000 jobs back to the United States from overseas, while another company OneWeb will add 3,000 jobs in the U.S. Trump said the deal “was done through” SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, a Japanese billionaire and technology investor. Earlier this month, the pair announced […]

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U.S. Pro-Regulation Advocates have Polling on their Side in Battles with the GOP and Incoming Trump Administration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The advocates who work the halls of Congress, trying to persuade lawmakers to do more to protect public health and safety, the environment and our financial system, are gearing up for a tough four years in Washington. They worry not…

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Five ingredients that poison your brain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Five ingredients that poison your brain There is no shortage of things driving us crazy in the world today, but there are some things that could do it in a shorter amount of time. These gut disturbing, liver compromising, and brain damaging ingredients have come from the “infinite genius” of man, and have clearly ruined…

The post Five ingredients that poison your brain appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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“Spokane, Washington’s Most Single Man” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One man’s quest: to have sex with teenagers. His tools: misconceptions about biology, access to a meme-maker, and boundless self-pity. Ladies, meet Lucas Werner…and run away.

He’s an atheist in Washington state, going by the name “OlympiaAtheist” on facebook. I wish he wouldn’t. Atheists have enough reputation problems as it is.

His obsession — it really is an obsession, it’s basically all he writes about — is that he’s 37 years old, he wants a girlfriend who is less than half his age, and that he thinks he is biologically entitled to have sex with younger women. His strategy is to create terrible, terrible meme images and post them on the web, which I’m sure is going to draw in the high school girls like bees to honey. Here’s one example. There are many more.

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You should have sex with him, because he has lower telomerase levels than younger men, and therefore he’s not going to give you cancer. And you’re a bigot and a hypocrite if you don’t take him up on his kind offer. Here’s a photo of a bridge.

I’m afraid that what jumped out at me first was not his privileged arrogance, but his bad biology. There is no such disease as “telomerase over abundance”. You can’t catch telomerase from other people. Telomerase is not a secreted protein. Even if it were, you’re not going to absorb it from contact. Telomerase is primarily produced in the germ line, in your gonads, and even there it is tightly regulated to be expressed during the synthesis phase of meiosis to lengthen telomeres, the ends of chromosomes. The absence of telomerase in somatic cells allows gradual telomere shortening with cell division to be a kind of countdown timer for senescence, which is actually a good thing: it means cell populations have a limited life time, which reduces the accumulation of mutations that can lead to cancer. Many cancers switch on telomerase as part of the process of immortalization. You want to learn more? read this short paper.

Telomerase is probably not a factor in determining the differences in aging rate among species. Telomere shortening resulting from the absence of telomerase activity may be a factor in determining some age-related properties of organs in humans. Reactivation of telomerase could be useful in some forms of cell therapy and does not appear to present a problem with safety. However, activation of telomer...

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Apache helicopter crash-landed near Houston, Texas kills 2 Army National Guard soldiers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two Army National Guard servicemen have been found dead after an AH-64 apache helicopter crash-landed into Galveston Bay, Texas, 25 miles southeast of Houston. Army officials confirmed Wednesday that two soldiers who took off from Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base were found by Coast Guard divers hours after the accident occurred. Officials have not been willing to give any more details until a full investigation into the incident has been conducted. "All we know is that all our pilots are highly trained, highly qualified veterans that have been flying this aircraft for many years." Master Sergeant Sean Cowher told reporters, according to KPRC. "It was just a routine flight"

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Amazon’s flying warehouses to dispatch drone deliveries from the sky "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amazon has designed a floating warehouse that sits thousands of feet in the air, from which the internet retailer could dispatch swarms of delivery drones to metropolitan areas.

The company has patented futuristic plans for enormous “airborne fulfillment centres” that would be used as bases for aerial deliveries to homes.

Flying at up to 45,000 feet, the warehouses would be suspended by cables from zeppelin-style airships, and stocked with popular items. When a shopper makes an order, an onboard drone would dive down to earth and deliver it, before being sent back up to the station by a shuttle that could also restock and refuel the floating warehouse.

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Iraq: Leaky Plans to Fix Mosul Dam Cause Tsunami Fears "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Mosul dam is built on a bedrock of Gypsum, which dissolves in water [AFP] Experts have warned of renewed fears that the Mosul Dam, once named “the most dangerous dam in the world”, may break open in Spring 2017,…

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Standing Rock Protectors Target Dakota Access’s Profits to Further Strain Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Sam Levin and Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian

Indigenous activists are targeting the Dakota Access pipeline’s finances before Donald Trump takes office in an effort to further strain the oil corporation and cause continuing delays that they hope could be disastrous for the project.

After the Obama administration denied the company a key permit to finish construction, Native American activists warned that the win was only temporary and that Trump, an investor in the pipeline corporation, would seek to quickly advance the project next year.

Some indigenous advocates and environmental groups have focused their efforts to hurt the pipeline company’s profits on an approaching 1 January deadline that the operator, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), cited in court records.

The firm wrote in a filing this year that the pipeline “committed to complete, test and have DAPL in service” by the start of 2017. And if the company did not meet its contract deadline, then its shipping partners had a “right to terminate their commitments”.

In asking a judge to speedily green-light the $3.8bn project, vice-president Joey Mahmoud claimed that the loss of shippers could “effectively result in project canc...

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Architects and Engineers Investigating Destruction of WTC Skyscrapers on September 11 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NIST’s final report on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, issued in November 2008, has many flaws, including blatant fraud. Part 1 of Chris Sarns’ report, which examines the burned-out fire in WTC 7, is available here. Part…

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Court of Moscow finds that Ukraine's 2014 'Euromaidan' was US-backed coup "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Originally at DNI, translated by J. Flores The Court of Moscow satisfied the claim of the former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Volodymyr Oliynyk, and recognized events in Ukraine in 2014 as a coup d'etat. During the lawsuit, the judge Anna Shilikova questioned former senior officials of Ukraine, who headed the presidential administration, the Prosecutor General, the Interior Ministry and the country's security services. All witnesses stated unequivocally that they regard what took place in Kiev in 2014, as unconstitutional and a coup d'etat. They claimed the European Union threatened to change power in Ukraine if they refused to sign an agreement with the EU on association. In turn, the former head of the Security Service Alexander Yakimenko said at the trial that all the events on Independence Square were led by US officials.

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The Guardian’s Summary of Julian Assange’s Interview Went Viral and Was Completely False "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Julian Assange is a deeply polarizing figure. Many admire him and many despise him (into which category one falls in any given year typically depends on one’s feelings about the subject of his most recent publication of leaked documents).

But one’s views of Assange are completely irrelevant to this article, which is not about Assange. This article, instead, is about a report published this week by the Guardian which recklessly attributed to Assange comments that he did not make. This article is about how those false claims – fabrications, really – were spread all over the internet by journalists, causing hundreds of thousands of people (if not millions) to consume false news. The purpose of this article is to underscore, yet again, that those who most flamboyantly denounce Fake News, and want Facebook and other tech giants to suppress content in the name of combatting it, are often the most aggressive and self-serving perpetrators of it.

One’s views of Assange are completely irrelevant to this article because, presumably, everyone agrees that publication of false claims by a media outlet is very bad even when it’s designed to malign someone you hate. Journalistic recklessness does not become noble or tolerable if it serves the right agenda or cause. The only way one’s views of Assange are relevant to this article is if one finds journalistic falsehoods and Fake News objectionable only when deployed against figures one likes.

 

The shoddy and misleading Guardian article, written by Ben Jacobs, was published on December 24. It made two primary claims – both of which are demonstrably false. The first false claim was hyped in the article’s headline: “Julian Assange gives guarded praise of Trump and blasts Clinton in interview.” This claim was repeated in the first paragraph of the article: “Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has offered guarded praise of Donald Trump….”

The second claim was even a worse assault on basic journalism. Jacobs set up this claim by asserting that Assange “long had a close relationship with the Putin regime.” The only “evidence” offered for this extraordinary claim was that Assange, in 2012, conducted 8 interviews that were broadcast on RT. With the claimed Assange-Putin alliance implanted, Jacobs then wrote: “In his interview with la Repubblica, [Assange] said there was no need for WikiLeaks to undertake a whistleblowing role in Russia because of the open and competitive debate he claimed exists t...

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Delhi Civic Bodies Refuse to Share Data on School Admissions for Poor Kids "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Three BJP-led municipal corporations in Delhi are either not maintaining or refusing to share data on the 25% reservation for economically weaker sections in school admissions.

The municipal bodies refused to share data related to school admissions in Delhi. Credit: PTI/Files

The municipal bodies refused to share data related to school admissions in Delhi. Credit: PTI/Files

New Delhi: Three BJP-ruled municipal corporations in Delhi have been accused of either not maintaining, or withholding information, pertaining to the mandatory reservation of 25% seats for children from economically weaker sections (EWS) and other disadvantaged groups in school admissions.

Following a petition by educationist and RTI activist, Anurag Kundu, the Delhi high court recently issued notice to all the three municipal corporations for not making public the vacant EWS seats in their schools.

In his petition, Kundu, along with three others, had stated that the fundamental and legal right to education belonging to children from EWS and disadvantaged groups would benefit if his plea was allowed.

Author of the report, 25% Full? – Status of Implementation of Right to Education Section 12(1)(c) in Delhi, Kundu had stated in his petition that the “constitutional commitment for free and compulsory education for all children until the age of 14 years should under no circumstances be diluted and the state should fulfil this solemn obligation to the nation”.

Civic bodies not maintaining EWS data

Kundu’s petition noted that under Section 12(1)(c) of the Right to Education Act (RTE), the states and local authorities are required to mandatorily disclose the status of seats reserved for the EWS and disadvantaged categories. However, this was not being done by the north, south and east municipal corporations in Delhi.

He therefore demanded that they make all data about the availability of seats and fill-rate for every school for the past five academic years public, by publishing it on their website. He also demanded that they upload all circulars stating the timelines, rules, process, documents required, procedures and grievance redr...

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In JNU, the Slow Destruction of a Public Institution "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Holding academic council meetings in the winter vacations and bypassing the voices of a majority of teachers is the latest instance of the university administration’s attempt to erode institutional structures.

 

The JNU library. Credit: Manuel Menal/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

The JNU library. Credit: Manuel Menal/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

When universities acquire a reputation of the kind Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has in its 45-year history, it is primarily because of its academic life, the integrity of its decision-making bodies and the vibrant nature of debate and dissent allowed on campus. What has kept it all together is a fierce commitment to follow the procedures and norms of the institution for most of its history. It is this spirit that has guided the functioning of all the academic and statutory bodies of the university.

Since February 2016, JNU has seen turbulent months with a government-inspired crackdown: arrests of students, media hysteria and an atmosphere of permanent crisis that has not abated. The new JNU administration under the freshly appointed vice chancellor Jagadesh Kumar has shown little interest in addressing student and teacher concerns. Remember, JNU is one of the rare public research universities where students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds can get a degree and contribute to public and intellectual life. Sadly, the current administration seems determined to reverse this scenario at all cost, using every occasion to erode existing institutional structures. Every semester seems worse than the previous, if this continues JNU will soon join all the other universities in India wrecked by despotic administrators.

The latest development in this difficult year was the scheduling of a controversial academic council meeting on December 23 by the vice chancellor, when most faculty members are away on Christmas vacation. The academic council is the university’s highest academic body that is responsible for maintaining the standards of education, instruction, admission procedures and examination norms along with several other issues concerning the functioning of the institution.

More than 20 academic council members sent a letter in writing to the vice chancellor requesting that the meeting be rescheduled to early January, to ensure the widest possible participation of the academic community. But this is precisely what the vice chancellor did not want. There was no reply to the request made...

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UK: Ledbury Hunt Stopped from Hunting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

from Bristol Hunt Sabs

We paid a visit to the Ledbury Hunt today, who met at the Robin Hood Inn, Castlemorton.

Shortly after 12 o’clock the hunt left the meet, with a large number of field and car followers in tow. Sabs announced our arrival by briefly taking the pack from the huntsman who had put them into a thicket in an attempt to put up a fox. After a quick spin in our vehicles to get ahead of them we came across them working through a wood and on our approach the huntsman took the hounds and shot off.

Sabs kept on the hunt and again caught up with huntsman, Mark Melladay, who had now changed from his redcoat into black in an attempt to avoid detection. Sabs stayed close as he encouraged the hounds through thick gorse on Castlemorton Common (a trail through there, really?!), before taking off with them at speed as they got on a scent and went into cry. We quickly caught up in our vehicles and followed the huntsman and hounds along the road, no longer in cry.

After some doubling back and forth, sabs located the huntsman off his horse with hounds in a wood, never a good sign. Sabs went in to investigate and when the huntsman realised he had company, left the wood with the hounds and headed back to his horse.

Upon reaching the edge of the wood it became clear what was going on, with a number of masked terrierboys hanging around a large badger sett where a fox had taken refuge. Being caught up to no good, they immediately tried to get sabs away from the area, launching an unprovoked attack on them. Undeterred, sabs carried on with the huntsman, with others checking back at the sett shortly afterwards and finding the terrierboys filling in holes they had been digging, before leaving the area.

For the rest of the day it was cat and mouse with the huntsman and hounds, who was never keen to stick around in any one place for long with sabs always on his tail. After a few attempts to lose u...

14:37

Police Seek Amazon Echo Data in Murder Case "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Several SoylentNews readers have submitted this story:

Amazon Echo is a voice-activated and cloud-connected speaker device that actively listens to a room using several microphones and communicates with Amazon servers to perform various queries and tasks.

Warrant Filed for Amazon Echo Records in Arkansas Murder Case

Arkansas police filed what is believed to be the first request to retrieve information from an Amazon Echo device in a homicide investigation.

[...] Authorities charged Bates, 31, with murder earlier this year, but police in the Ozark city are now looking to find evidence on his Echo, according to The Information [paywalled].

[...] Amazon twice refused to hand over information requested by police, according to The Information, but gave them Bates' account information and purchase history.

The company said in a statement on Tuesday that it "will not release customer information without a valid and binding legal demand properly served on us."

[Continues...]

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The Magic of Winter. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Giliell received some new lenses for Christmas, and there’s nothing quite as magical to capture as hoarfrost. Click for full size!

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14:34

Court remands Cameroonian housekeeper for alleged murder of employer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A 21-year-old a Cameroonian, Ledjou Kouemou, on Thursday appeared in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stabbing his employer to death in her residence. Kouemou, a domestic servant, was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder of his employer before Chief Magistrate Oluyemisi Adelaja. Adelaja ordered the remand of the accused at […]

The post Court remands Cameroonian housekeeper for alleged murder of employer appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

14:32

India’s Demonetization Policy Triggers Famine In Rural Areas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

“We can eat only if we work every day,” D. Narayanappa said after returning to Bucharla from Bengaluru on November 4. Like many other Dalits in this village, he migrates to the city to work on construction sites for most…

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Could David Cameron become NATO’s next secretary-general? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is tipped to become the next secretary-general of NATO, reports suggest. Government advisers believe Britain’s best chance of taking control of the top job is to put forward an ex-PM. Serving Tory Prime Minister Theresa May is keen for a post-Brexit Britain to play a greater role in the […]

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Here’s how the NRA convinced lawmakers that killing a 13-year-old over loose change is ‘reasonable’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The NRA is pressuring lawmakers to loosen up gun laws across the country, and then relieving gun owners of responsibility when they use their weapons to kill. The results are predictable. Rolling Stone reported on the fatal shooting of a Missouri boy last year by a homeowner who caught the…


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US military to execute first inmate in over 50 years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Eight years after he was sentenced to die, Ronald Gray could be the first death row inmate executed by the US military in more than half a century. In January 1987, Pvt. Ronald Gray was arrested for the rape of a woman near Fairlane Acres Mobile Home Park. Shorty after, police found the bodies of […]

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14:31

One killed, 3 injured as gunmen attack APC chieftain in Taraba "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Police in Taraba have confirmed the death of one person in an attack on the convoy of Alhaji Adamu Mohammed, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ibi Local Government Area of the state. The command’s Public Relations Officer, David Misal said in an interview with newsmen in Jalingo on Thursday, that […]

The post One killed, 3 injured as gunmen attack APC chieftain in Taraba appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

14:30

Denmark Paying ISIS Jihadists Unemployment Benefits… "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via Independent: Denmark’s government is attempting to recover thousands of pounds’ worth of benefit money from dozens of people who have fled the country to join Isis in Syria. At least 34 people who are understood to have left Denmark to join Isis as fighters have continued to receive unemployment benefit, according newspaper Ekstra Bladet. […]

14:30

6 Ways to Rid Yourself of the Toxicity of Modern Living "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

6 Ways to Rid Yourself of the Toxicity of Modern Living

By Anna Hunt

Our world can be very toxic. This is simply a fact of modern life.

Pollutants are everywhere. In the air we breathe. In the food we eat. In the water we drink, and they can even invade people’s words, thoughts and feelings. There really is no part of you – physical, energetic or spiritual – which isn’t under constant onslaught of some form of toxic substance.

This is precisely why we need to take a proactive approach towards cleansing our bodies and minds. Here are some simple ways that you can cleanse yourself of the toxicity of modern society.

1. Activated Charcoal

BPAs, heavy metals and pesticide are all present in our food chain. Which means they are also present in your body. Activated charcoal binds to pesticides and other environmental toxins. It then ushers them through the intestines to be purged from the body.

After using activated charcoal, you can supplement your diet with molasses to replace important minerals the charcoal might leech from the body in the process of getting rid of the unwanted toxins.

Recommended products:  

Nature’s Way Charcoal Activated capsules

Coal-Conut Activated Coconut Shell Charcoal Fine Husk Food Grade Powder

2. Milk Thistle

The Western Diet is full of carbohydrate-rich foods, such as pasta, bread and rice, and of processed foods made with high-fructose corn syrup and sugar. As a result, more and more people suffer from fatty liver condition.

Milk thistle (Sylibum marianum) is a common herbal supplement taken to improve liver f...

14:30

The Poet: David Whyte, “The Opening of Eyes” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

“The Opening of Eyes”

“That day I saw beneath dark clouds
the passing light over the water
and I heard the voice of the world speak out,
I knew then, as I had before,
life is no passing memory of what has been,
nor the remaining pages in a great book
waiting to be read.
It is the opening of eyes long closed.
It is the vision of far off things
seen for the silence they hold.
It is the heart after years
of secret conversing,
speaking out loud in the clear air.
It is Moses in the desert
fallen to his knees before the lit bush.
It is the man throwing away his shoes
as if to enter heaven,
and finding himself astonished,
opened at last,
fallen in love with solid ground.”

- David Whyte

14:30

After Mastering Singapore’s Streets, NuTonomy’s Robo-taxis Are Poised to Take on New Cities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An AI alternative to deep learning makes it easier to debug the startup’s self-driving cars Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro

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Take a short walk through Singapore’s city center and you’ll cross a helical bridge modeled on the structure of DNA, pass a science museum shaped like a lotus flower, and end up in a towering grove of artificial Supertrees that pulse with light and sound. It’s no surprise, then, that this is the first city to host a fleet of autonomous taxis.

Since last April, robo-taxis have been exploring the 6 kilometers of roads that make up Singapore’s One-North technology business district, and people here have become used to hailing them through a ride-sharing app. Maybe that’s why I’m the only person who seems curious when one of the vehicles—a slightly modified Renault Zoe electric car—pulls up outside of a Starbucks. Seated inside the car are an engineer, a safety driver, and Doug Parker, chief operating officer of nuTonomy, the MIT spinout that’s behind the project.

The car comes equipped with the standard sensor suite for cars with pretensions to urban autonomy: lidars on the roof and around the front bumper, and radar and cameras just about everywhere else. Inside, the car looks normal, with the exception of three large buttons on the dashboard labeled Manual, Pause, and Autonomous, as well as a red emergency stop button. With an okay from the engineer, the safety driver pushes the Autonomous button, and the car sets off toward the R&D complex known as Fusionopolis.

By the end of this year, nuTonomy expects to expand its fleet in Singapore from six cars to dozens, as well as adding a handful of test cars on public roads in the Boston area, near its Cambridge headquarters, and one or two other places.

Robo-taxis Come Cheap

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“We think Singapore is the best place to test autonomous vehicles in the world,” Parker tells me as the car deftly avoids hitting a double-parked taxi.

One-North offers a challenging but not impossible level of complexity, with lots of pedestrians, a steady but rarely crushing flow of vehicle traffic, and...

14:29

Obama Under “Intense Pressure” To Release Evidence Proving Russians Hacked The Election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

As noted previously, at some point today the White House is set to unveil new sanction, and other retaliatory “measures” against Russia and specifically the Kremlin, in retaliation for what according to a constantly repetitive narrative has been Russian hacking of the US election. Obama will do so by using a 2015 executive order that would allow the president to freeze the US assets of Russians overseas who have engaged in cyber acts, even though such order only applies to actions that have threatened U.S. national security or financial stability, neither of which have yet been invoked in the current “hacking” scandal. Further, per a “senior administration official,” use of the existing law would require (1) actual election infrastructure to be designated as ‘critical infrastructure’ and (2) the administration to prove that such infrastructure was actually “harmed,” conditions which the National Security Council say have not been met.

The problem is that if the administration relies on the 2015 Executive Order to launch this latest round of diplomatic “retaliation”, it will also have to demonstrate some proof that the individuals or entities it names were involved in the scheme, and until now, the White House has provided no documentation to back up its official October assessment that the Russian government was attempting to “interfere” in the U.S. election besides just repeating the allegation over and over and over, as if that somehow makes it true.

Which perhaps is why this morning The Hill writes that the Obama administration is “under intense pressure to release evidence confirming Russian interference in the presidential election before leaving office.”

As the website correctly note, “the administration up until now has provided little documentation to back up its official October assessment that the Russian government was attempting to “interfere” in the U.S. election.” Actually, it has provided exactly zero document...

14:29

Puff adder snakes mating on South African road "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from South Africa says about itself:

29 December 2016

This is the extremely rare moment of a pair of puff adders mating in the road.

Lourens Erasmus captured this scene on his most recent safari adventure.

Seeing a snake while on a safari is something that most people fight about, they want to see one, but then when they do, they suddenly get really scared. Well, if one gets a fright when seeing one snake, imagine two in the middle of the road! Not even mentioning that a puff adder is an extremely venomous snake.

What a sighting to capture on film! It was so incredible that he went straight away to LatestSightings.com and uploaded it to the partner program.

When 2 male snakes fight, it looks extremely similar, however this is slightly more calm, which makes snake experts believe that these are a male and female snake performing the mating ritual.

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Man docked for stabbing housewife with bottle for fighting wife "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

    A 41-year-old welder, Lukmon Kolawole, was on Thursday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stabbing a married woman with bottle for fighting his wife. Kolawole, a resident of Aresanolu St. Agege, Lagos, is being tried for breach of peace and assault. According to the prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu, the […]

The post Man docked for stabbing housewife with bottle for fighting wife appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

14:25

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM 122916 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM 122916 (Video)

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM 122916 Vdieo Over during the run up to the Christmas holiday, there were very strange, seemingly unrelated, stories which broke, and some have only been updated just today. Joseph reviews the death of the NATO Auditor General, the assassination of Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, and the…

The post NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM 122916 (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:21

Brave dog stays with injured mate on railway for 2 days "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A very brave male dog named Panda risked his own life to stay with Lucy, a female dog who was injured and couldn’t move from a railway track near  the village of Tseglovka in Ukraine. The UK’s Mirror reports on … Continue reading

14:21

Expanding Empire: 3 Methods for Keeping Your Customers Loyal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It’s a commonly known fact in business that it is much easier to keep an existing customer than it is to find and win over new ones. However, often this knowledge becomes forgotten in the attempts to expand your empire and acquire as many new customers as you can. Many companies feel that marketing is …

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Tranquil. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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This One Vitamin Deficiency Could be Causing Your Insomnia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A huge portion of the population have some kind of vitamin deficiency or other. As a result, too many of us get ill regularly, don’t heal rapidly from illnesses, suffer  Full Article »

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"My Task..." "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

“My task, which I am trying to achieve, is by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel; it is, before all, to make you see. That and no more, and it is everything. If I succeed, you shall find there, according to your deserts, encouragement, consolation, fear, charm, all you demand- and, perhaps, also that glimpse of truth for which you have forgotten to ask."
- Joseph Conrad 

14:18

Colombia – Inviting NATO to Fight “Organized Crime” – A Menace for Latin America "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Peter Koenig Imagine, Mr. Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, Nobel Peace Laureate 2016, for achieving a Peace Agreement with the FARC “rebels” (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Revolutionary

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Singer George Michael and social justice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from Britain says about itself:

26 December 2016

Fans laid flowers and candles in front of the London home of singer George Michael who died on Christmas Day at his home in Oxfordshire.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Fans pay tribute to political pop star

Thursday 29th December 2016

FANS of George Michael continued to lay tributes outside his homes yesterday following the tragic death of the pop superstar, who has a proud history of supporting left-wing struggles.

Flowers have been left in front of the singer’s home in Highgate, north London, and at his house in the Oxfordshire village of Goring-on-Thames, where he was found dead on Christmas Day.

The singer, who was once a member of the Young Communist League, recorded anti-Iraq war singles and gave away concert tickets to NHS nurses.

During the miners’ strike, his group Wham! performed a benefit concert for the strikers at London’s Royal Festival Hall in September 1984, when the band was at the height of its fame.

In a statement, his publicist praised the “many, many kind words” said about him and the airplay given to his music, adding that...

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Norie Huddle: The Assassination of WikiLeaks — Timeline and 30 Reasons Julian Assange Might be Dead or Renditioned "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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VIDEO: 30 Reasons Why Assange is in Room 101

TEXT: 30 Reasons Why Assange Might Not Be Alive

This is a countdown timeline of events, which make a strong case that all may not be well with Julian Assange:

30) May 11th, Michael Ratner, WikiLeaks’ chief counsel dies of cancer.

29) June 10th, Seth Rich, a DNC staffer in the IT department is killed by several gunshots in a alleged robbery, except that nothing was robbed (there are numerous suggestions that Rich was the source of WikiLeaks’ DNC leaks).

28) August 5th, Edward Snowden tweeted what appeared to be a 64-bit code “Deadman’s Switch”, which he and other whistleblowers have in place to warn associates that he’s in danger and potentially to have associates start releasing incriminating data about his enemies in the US Government.

27) August 10th, WikiLeaks offers a $20,000 reward for evidence about the murder of Seth Rich.

26) August 16th, WikiLeaks lawyer and human rights activist, John Jones throws himself in front of a commuter train, dying instantly.

25) October 7th, the first of dozens of batches of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Manager,...

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Thousands Sign Petition Demanding Hunter College to Fire Professor for Harassing Ivanka Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A petition is demanding that Hunter College fire Matthew Lasner, an associate professor of urban studies, after his husband accosted Ivanka Trump on a JetBlue flight.

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Montreal Moves To Limit New Restaurants To Protect Existing Restaurants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Here’s your “it’s hard to believe, but true” article of the day.

Reason reports:

Lawmakers in Montreal have moved to crack down on new restaurants, in an odious attempt to protect existing ones.

“Montreal has one of the highest restaurant per-capita ratios in North America and the amount of places to eat is worrying local politicians,” reads a Canadian Press piece from earlier this week.

If that sounds awful and weird, that’s because it is. Studies of the best places to eat often conclude that the more restaurants a city has per-capita, the better its restaurant scene. It’s no surprise that the more choices a consumer has, the better off that consumer is.

Montreal does have an impressive number of restaurants. Data shows Montreal trails only New York City in terms of restaurants per capita in North America. As in New York City, that competition is great for Montreal’s consumers. But it puts pressure on incumbent restaurateurs. So lawmakers have decided to side with the latter.

The worry expressed by lawmakers has turned into a ban on new restaurants from opening within 25 meters of an existing one along the city’s Rue Notre Dame, the street the now-shuttered Sans Menu once called...

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Bernie Sanders Answers Sarah Silverman’s Most Pressing Post-Election Question (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The comedian sat down with the former Democratic presidential candidate to discuss the state of the union after November’s shocking (to many) election results—after which she muttered, “I wish you were president.”

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Senator McCain says has ‘concerns’ about Tillerson nomination "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, will have to explain his relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at his confirmation hearing, senior Republican senator John McCain said on Thursday. McCain, who is chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed…


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Taiwan president: Nazi-themed student performance was adults’ fault "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Taipei (dpa) – A recent Nazi-themed performance at a Taiwan high school was the fault of adults not the students, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen said Thursday in a statement. At a meeting for the presidential human rights advisory committee, Tsai stressed the importance of human rights…


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14:01

China to impose nationwide smoking ban (again) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Smokers in China should find a new habit in 2017 as the country is set to implement a stricter nationwide cigarette smoking ban by the year's end. The country's National Health and Family Planning Commission and a senior government official introduced the regulation to control smoking in public areas at the Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai on Tuesday, Shanghaiist reported. In a statement, the commission's publicity head Mao Qun'an announced that "smoking harms health has become a global consensus." The legislation drafted will make it illegal to smoke in all indoor public venues, public transport, and even workplaces. Outdoor spaces, like hospitals, primary schools, kindergartens, tourist sites, and stadiums will also be off limits to smoking. A fine of up to 500 yuan ($72) will be imposed for every person who violates the new rule, while businesses which fail to comply will risk having their operating license revoked plus a fine of up to 30,000 yuan ($4,320). According to the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, China is home to around 316 million smokers in the country.

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Omnipresent Virtualities: Virtual reality releases solitary dreamers into the collective dream "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A Tale of Two Housing Markets: Hot and Not So Hot "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Tale of Two Housing Markets: Hot and Not So Hot If we had to guess which areas will likely experience the smallest declines in prices and recover the soonest, which markets would you bet on? Though housing statistics such as average sales price are typically lumped into one national number, this is extremely misleading: there…

The post A Tale of Two Housing Markets: Hot and Not So Hot appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Trump and the Climate: His Hot Air on Warming Is Far From the Greatest Threat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President-elect Donald J. Trump has long pledged to undertake a profound policy shift on climate change from the low-carbon course President Obama made a cornerstone of his eight years in the White House.

“This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop,” Trump tweeted a year ago.

In recent weeks, Trump doubled down, nominating champions of fossil fuels to several cabinet positions and peppering his transition team with longtime opponents of environmental regulations.

Both the rhetoric and the actions have provoked despair among many who fear a Trump presidency will tip the planet toward an overheated future, upending recent national and international efforts to stem emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from burning coal, oil and natural gas.

But will a President Trump noticeably affect the globe’s climate in ways that, say, a President Hillary Clinton would not have?

In recent weeks, a variety of consultants tracking climate and energy policy have used models to help address that question. ProPublica asked Andrew P. Jones at Climate Interactive, a nonprofit hub for such analysis, to run one such comparison.

The chosen scenario assumes Trump’s actions could result in the United States only achieving half of its pledged reduction through 2030 under the Paris Agreement on climate change, the worldwide but voluntary pact aiming to avoid dangerous global warming that entered into force on Nov. 4.

In this scenario the difference — call it the Trump effect — comes to 11 billion tons of additional carbon dioxide emitted between 2016 and 2030. That number is huge — it’s the equivalent of more than five years’ worth of emissions from all American power plants, for instance.

But it’s almost vanishingly small in global context. Here’s why. Even if all signatories to the Paris pact met their commitments, the global total of CO2 emissions through 2030 would be 580 billion tons, with the United States accounting for 65 billion of those tons. The Trump difference could take American emissions to 76 billion tons, with that 11-billion-ton difference increasing cumul...

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December 29: Daily Contrarian Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

My daily contrarian reads for Thursday, November 29th, 2016.

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The world’s first solar road has opened in France "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The world's first solar road has opened in France

Solar freakin’ roadways.

By Peter Dockrill

French officials have opened the world’s first solar road in the region of Normandy, unveiling a 1-kilometre-long (0.6-mile-long) route covered in 2,880 photovoltaic panels.

The trial roadway, called Wattway, passes through the small town of Tourouvre-au-Perche. It’s expected to be used by approximately 2,000 motorists daily during a two-year test period, to see just how much electricity it can generate.

The project was financed by the French Ministry of the Environment and built by engineering firm Colas, and initial estimates of the power output suggest the Wattway will generate more than enough electricity to run all of Tourouvre-au-Perche’s street lights.

The Wattway is projected to produce 280 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy annually, with an estimated electrical output of 767 kilowatt hours (kWh) per day.

The Ministry of the Environment says that’s enough to provide public lighting for a population of 5,000, so provided the weather cooperates, Tourouvre-au-Perche’s 3,400 residents should have their nights lit up by the Sun from now on (if you know what we mean).

But while the accomplishment may be unprecedented, critics say the cost of building the Wattway at €5 million (about US$5.2 million) doesn’t add up, pointing out that the energy produced by the solar road costs 13 times as muchas building rooftop panels.

Part of this is attributable to the Wattway’s unique construction, which has been engineered to withstand being driven over repeatedly by cars and large trucks. The panels are covered with a...

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Here’s how representation in comics could be so much better "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Where are the superheroes of color, the women leads, the queer characters and more?

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Originally published on Everyday Feminism.

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The Daily Bird #217 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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New treatment based on ocean bacteria shown to stop the spread of prostate cancer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scientists just completed a trial of a new, non-surgical prostate cancer treatment that uses a tumour-killing drug based on ocean bacteria, and the procedure saw almost half the patients go into complete remission. The treatment is known as vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy (VTP), and is made possible by a drug called WST11, which is derived from bacteria that live at the bottom of the ocean. These light-sensitive organismsconvert photons into energy, and when the same trick is mimicked by WST11, the compound kills cancer cells. In a broad clinical trial at 47 treatment sites across 10 different European countries, 49 percent of patients with early prostate cancer that were treated with VTP went into complete remission, compared with 13.5 percent in the control group. "These results are excellent news for men with early localised prostate cancer, offering a treatment that can kill cancer without removing or destroying the prostate," says lead researcher Mark Emberton from University College London. "This is truly a huge leap forward for prostate cancer treatment, which has previously lagged decades behind other solid cancers such as breast cancer."

13:51

Hundreds of refugees return to ‘secret camps’ near Calais in bid to reach the UK "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Steve Watson

One of six hidden camps in the Calais region is seeing ‘several dozen’ new arrivals each week as former ‘Jungle’ residents return to northern France. Visit Site

13:48

'Almost 50m people' in Middle East need humanitarian aid "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More than 47 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in the Middle East, says a development charity.

13:47

On Vacation, Donald Trump Announces 8,000 New Jobs for the United States "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Steve Watson

“OneWeb, a new company is going to be hiring 3,000 people so that is very exciting,” Trump told reporters. Visit Site

13:47

New York Times 1989: no global warming trend "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NY Times 1989: no global warming trend

by Jon Rappoport

December 29, 2016

The New York Times, the “paper of record,” published a very interesting piece on January 26, 1989. The headline read: “US Data since 1895 Fail to Show Warming Trend.”

Here are a few key paragraphs:

“After examining climate data extending back nearly 100 years, a team of Government scientists has concluded that there has been no significant change in average temperatures or rainfall in the United States over that entire period.”

“While the nation’s weather in individual years or even for periods of years has been hotter or cooler and drier or wetter than in other periods, the new study shows that over the last century there has been no trend in one direction or another.”

“The study, made by scientists for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters. It is based on temperature and precipitation readings taken at weather stations around the country from 1895 to 1987.”

Then comes the revisionist stepping-back from the explosive finding:

“Dr. Kirby Hanson, the meteorologist who led the study, said in a telephone interview that the findings concerning the United States do not necessarily ‘cast doubt’ on previous findings of a worldwide trend toward warmer temperatures…He said that the United States occupies only a small percentage of Earth’s surface and that the new findings may be the result of regional variations.”

That’s a beauty, isn’t it? The US, with its massive spewing industrial/automotive output of CO2 is—owing to a mysterious force—not warming. It’s angels, of course. Angels scrubbing the sky.

Actually, later in the Times article, “Dr. James E. Hansen, director of National Aeronautic and Space Administration’s Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan” offers this gem: “Another possibility, he [Hansen] said, was that there were special conditions in the United States that would tend to offset a warming trend. For example, industrial activity produces dust and other solid particles that help form liquid droplets in the atmosphere. These droplets reflect radiation away from Earth and thus have a cooling influence.”

But I suppose, through a REVERSE miracle, the droplets do allow heat generated at ground level to escape upward. If the droplets did trap heat at ground level, temperatures would rise—and th...

13:44

Trump On Russian Sanctions: “We Ought To Get On With Our Lives” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

With the Obama administration set to unveil a fresh round of sanctions against Russia as soon as today, allegedly in retaliation for the Kremlin’s “hacking” of the US elections, President-elect Trump had a few words of his own what he thinks the best steps for the US are: move on.

“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” Trump told reporters Wednesday night outside of Mar-A-Lago, his Florida resort, also casting doubt on the government’s assessment that Russia hacked U.S. political organizations.

As has been extensively reported over the past 6 weeks, U.S. intelligence agencies have “concluded”, without providing one piece of evidence, that the Russian government orchestrated cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee and other American political groups and then leaked information to interfere in the Nov. 8 elections. Russia has denied the accusations. Trump has said he wants to improve relations with Russia and has praised its president, Vladimir Putin.

“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” Trump told reporters in Florida, with boxing promoter Don King standing by his side. “I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on.” Hillary Clinton would certainly agree with that.

Before leaving for his last Hawaiian vacation, Obama said on Dec. 16 that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia at an unspecified time, in a “thoughtful, methodical way.” The response may be covert, public or both, he said. Ironically, overnight it was leaked to every press outlet, that the retaliation would take place at a very specific time: today.

Earlier Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican fr...

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Record cold, 48 states going below freezing in the first week of 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is increasingly looking like the first full week of 2017 will be greeted with a cold air outbreak over the Lower 48 states that will be widespread and persistent. Early next week the cold air will enter the U.S. through Montana and the Dakotas, where temperatures will likely plunge into the minus 30 deg F (or colder) range. By the end of the week, single digits could extend into the southeast U.S., and a hard freeze could push into central Florida (graphic courtesy of Weatherbell.com): GFS model forecast surface temperatures for Friday morning, Jan. 6, 2017. As can be seen, substantial portions of all 48 states might well be below 32 deg. F. At the longer range, there appears to be a reinforcing plunge of even more frigid air heading south out of northwest Canada in the second week of January.

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UN's review of 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Worsening conflict in Syria, South Sudan and Yemen, a five million increase in the number of refugees, and the hottest year on record.

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Papua New Guinea Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police will mount a high level Operation right across Solomon Islands during this New Year’s Eve to ensure that communities celebrate peacefully with their families and friends.

As part of the Police Operation, the Police Operation Centre will be open coordinating operational activity across all the provinces, high visibility patrols will be conducted and Random Breathalyzer Testing (RBT), as well as vehicle checks will be conducted.  The vehicle checks include checks of vehicle licence, driver’s licence, third party documents and if vehicles have defects.  These checks will occur in in Honiara and parts of Guadalcanal.

According to Director Traffic Inspector Charles Solomon Habatia said, “Be cautious about your actions during this New Year’s Eve as officers will be on the road to make sure all traffic regulation must be maintain to ensure road users and drivers must responsible enough ”.
Mr. Habatia said, “Traffic officers will start conducing RBT as of 30th December 2016 to 2nd January 2017.  It is advisable for the drivers to cooperate with police to avoid any accident not only drivers but also passengers travelling and pedestrians as well. Remember don’t drink and drive – it is a danger to everyone.”

He said, “Since the number of unlicensed vehicle increased we will be step up our Traffic operation to make sure that all vehicles must license and if you know that your vehicle are unlicensed just call in at Kukum Traffic so that our officers can assist you”.

Commissioner of Police Mr. Frank Prendergast said, “I appreciate the strong community support to Police during the festive season, and I look forward to that support continuing during the New Year.  On behalf of the RSIPF I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy new year and assure them that Police will be working very hard this New Year’s eve so that everyone can celebrate peacefully and safely. 
“Respect for each other is a wonderful value that should guide us all this New Year’s Eve,” Mr. Prendergast said.
All the best for 2017.

13:36

Intel SGX Patch For GCC - Software Guard Extensions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) has been supported since the launch of Skylake CPUs while finally support for it is being added to the GCC compiler...

13:36

EU and its Migration Crises "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

34534234234It’s expected that the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini would be meeting a group of sixteen Foreign Ministers on January 29. Among the main topics to be discussed during the meeting one can mention illegal migration, which has become a threat to the very existence of the European Union. It’s curious that Mogherini is going to discuss the matter with the representatives of those states that rigidly oppose migration.

It goes without saying that illegal migration resulted in the radicalization of the European society and contributed big time to the growth of organized crime in the EU, for this reason in his traditional Christmas address, Czech President Milos Zeman has vocally opposed the practice of unconditional admission of migrants from Muslim countries.

German authorities in 2016 have forcibly deported a total of 24 thousand workers. Now they are going to pay financial compensation to some 50 thousand men who announced their desire to leave Germany voluntarily. The Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller has recently announced the Berlin will allocate 150 million euros to start returning refugees home.

However, migrants from other regions of the world are not the only ones to present a potential threat to the European Union. In mid-December Duisburg’s police detained two men from Kosovo, who were suspected of staging terrorist attacks. Today, Islamism and Islamic radicalization have reached the most distant areas of the EU, like the Baltic states where refugees remain a rare sight. But as an ever increasing number of Latvians embark on the trip to Syria, local Islamic communities continue publishing extravagant statements. According to the Latvian police officials there’s at least three criminal cases being investigated on the possible participation of Latvian residents in the Syrian war. In March, the head of the Latvian Security Police Normunds Mezhviets in an interview to the Latvian TV station LNT announced that at least one Latvian citizen was killed in Syria after joining ISIS together with his family, while radicals carry one recruiting an ever increasing number of young men in Latvia.

The situation in Baltic states is being aggravated by the fact that the ever growing resentment against migrants in the leading European states is affecting those who tried to find a better employment abroad. For instance, it’s been reported time an...

13:33

Philippines president admits throwing a man out of a helicopter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The president of the Philippines has made his second murder confession in a month.

13:33

Obama, Through Kerry, Proposes Dividing Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., touches the stones of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site,in Jerusalem's Old City, early Thursday, July 24, 2008. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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13:31

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd: Can BABA Stock Survive This Storm? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Mukta Samtani BMS, MBA, PhD.

BABA Stock Likely to Take a Breather
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) stock has been beaten on negative sentiment as the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) put its e-commerce platform—”Taobao,” on the “notorious markets” list. Alibaba stock is currently trading at around $87.00 levels, compared to the $100.00-plus level in October. The general feeling is that the company is not doing enough to stop the sales of counterfeit products.

In the quarterly results announced by the company last month, Alibaba surprised all by.

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13:31

In the Most Discussed Research Papers of 2016, an American Skew "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There are more Indian authors among the top 100 papers than there are Chinese – but there’s a catch.

Altmetric's data is centred on the hundred most discussed papers on the news and social media. Credit: sarcozona/Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0

Altmetric’s data is centred on the hundred most discussed papers on the news and social media. Credit: sarcozona/Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0

Altmetric, an online service that tracks the news and social media coverage that scientific papers receive, released the list of the 100-most discussed papers this year on December 28. Geographically, most of the papers are centred on issues prevalent in the US – while they focus on issues in health topically. This is not surprising: the US has led the world in research output for many years while public coverage is bolstered by numerous science, health and environment publications. Moreover, the most discussed paper of all in 2016 was on the US Affordable Care Act and penned by Barack Obama himself.

What is odd, however, is encapsulated in the map shown below. It is a chloropleth displaying the number of authors from each country in the top 100 papers in shades of blue.

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First impressions

A few things stand out immediately. Out of a total of 2,018 authors,

  1. American authors alone number more than 800 – while Asian authors clock in at less than 100 while Europeans, 831 (including 298 from the UK).
  2. There are no authors...

13:31

Mainstream media spent the last year teaching Americans how to love a dictator— so what will they do with Trump in the White House? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For a majority of Americans, feeling traumatized and terrified are reasonable responses to the words “President-elect Donald Trump.” But even if his inauguration marks the demise of the star-spangled mythos we grew up on, being catatonic is no way to spend the next four years,…


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World’s oldest male panda dies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The world’s oldest male panda, with more than 130 descendants — a quarter of all the captive-bred pandas on the planet — has died aged 31, officials said. Giant pandas have a notoriously low reproductive rate, a key contributor — along with habitat loss — to their…


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Poland to buy Da Vinci’s ‘Lady with an Ermine’ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Poland’s culture ministry is expected Thursday to buy a private art collection worth two billion euros that includes Leonardo da Vinci’s “Lady with an Ermine”. The 15th-century portrait of a young woman holding a white ermine, a kind of short-tailed weasel, is one of just…


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13:30

10 Thursday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I have busy day of site seeing ahead of me, but before I head out into the sunshine, some early morning reads: • Americans — especially but not exclusively Trump voters — believe crazy, wrong things (Washington Post) • Ten Economic Questions for 2017 (Calculated Risk) see also Three Economic Lessons From 2016 — And Three Questions For 2017…

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13:30

The Threat of New Strains of Tuberculosis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Of all the diseases that decimated emerging cities, tuberculosis was the worst. If an epidemic breaks out TB could make our progressive, innovation-driven society unsustainable.

Scanning electron micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause tuberculosis. (Image rotated left) Credit: NIAID, CC BY 2.0

Scanning electron micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause tuberculosis. (Image rotated left) Credit: NIAID, CC BY 2.0

We live in a world where continuous innovation is normal and unremarkable. We expect a constant stream of newer and better things to power an ever-rising tide of growth and prosperity. But this was not always the case. From the dawn of history until about 1800, everyone was a subsistence farmer, everyone was poor and there was precisely zero growth in the income of the average world citizen. The innovation economy is a singularity in the history of humanity. Control of infectious disease is the portal through which we reached the singularity.

Innovation happens when large numbers of people gather in close proximity and expose each other to their ideas and inspirations. Innovation depends on personal contact and social networks. The dependence of innovation on the density of social interactions can be accurately described by simple equations: the same equations that describe the spread of disease epidemics.

Like some innovations, certain diseases shape entire societies and cultures, define their limits and possibilities. A disease can do more than just inflict suffering – it can shut down innovation, civilisation and even a species.

We shouldn’t be surprised, then, that the control of infectious disease was essential to developing our world of sustained innovation. Before this control, the necessary concentration of minds also resulted in the spread of diseases that crippled innovation. The largest cities of the Enlightenment world in 1800 h...

13:30

“RF Jammed/Grid Down”: Prepare for Electronic Interference As Cyber World War Dawns "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

“RF Jammed/Grid Down”: Prepare for Electronic Interference As Cyber World War Dawns by Mac Slavo for SHTFPlan The revival of the Cold War attitudes between the U.S. and Russia are just the beginning of the an expanding scene of digital vulnerabilities and shocks to the system that could shut down the grid, cut off grocery…

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13:26

Frontrunning: December 29 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

  • Russia’s Putin says Syrian government, opposition sign ceasefire deal (Reuters)
  • Snap’s IPO Pitch to Tout Service as ‘the Next Facebook’ (WSJ)
  • What History Has to Say About the Economy Trump Will Inherit (BBG) – zero mentions of the word “debt”
  • Trump tax reforms could depend on little-known ‘scoring’ panel (Reuters)
  • Debbie Reynolds Dies a Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher (BBG)
  • Inside the 37-Year Standoff Over Iran’s Frozen U.S. Dollars (WSJ)
  • China Would Outlast U.S. in Trade War, Billion-Dollar Fund Says (BBG)
  • U.S. appeals court rejects SEC’s use of administrative law judges (Reuters)
  • U.S. set to announce response to Russian election hacking: sources (Reuters)
  • GOP Readies Swift Obamacare Repeal With No Replacement in Place (BBG)
  • China warns U.S. against allowing stopover for Taiwan’s Tsai (Reuters)
  • Not Everyone Wants to Shop on Amazon (......

13:24

Pangolin criminals caught in China "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

15 October 2015

They’ve been called the world’s most trafficked animal you’ve never heard of. Pangolins are notoriously difficult to rehabilitate and release, but one woman in Namibia is getting it right, thanks to lessons learned from one of these scaly anteaters. Meet Katiti!

By Nick Visser:

Literal Tons Of The World’s Most Trafficked Mammal Seized In China

Pangolins simply can’t catch a break.

12/28/2016 05:30 pm ET

Chinese authorities seized more than 3 tons of animal parts taken from the bodies of dead pangolins earlier this month in one of the country’s largest smuggling busts involving the world’s most trafficked mammal.

Customs officials found 101 bags of pangolin scales hidden in a shipment of timber during a routine inspection in Shanghai, according to reports from local media. Estimates say the scales came from 5,000 to 7,500 different animals and could have had a street value of more than $2 million.

Pangolins have quickly become a striking face in the fight against wildlife crime, with almost a million trafficked over the past decade. All eight species are now listed as “vulnerable,” “endangered” or “critically endangered” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species.

The creatures, also known as scaly anteaters, are hunted primarily for their scales, which are used in traditional medic...

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13:22

Somniloquy: Selected Passages "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the end, everything matters,
even rain on the hills, though it won’t
save a splintered boat from sundering

or release the shark in the net.
Bathing my sick child in milk couldn’t
calm her fever. Nailing myself to a tree

didn’t bring God any closer,
but when I looked a serpent in the eyes
I felt a common salvation.

*

The day after I buried my daughter
I heard knocking and opened a drawer
to find a dozen eggs, one of them rocking.

I held it in my mouth to make two snakes
break from the shell and lick my neck. The god
hanging on the wall commanded, Watch me suffer.

*

I dreamt my daughter dove
for whale bones on the abyssal plains,
surfaced from the sea floor bearing

spines, ribs, colossal skulls.
They grinned at me from the waves,
gods of a different history.

– Tracy Brimhall

13:21

The Costs of Demonetisation: Innovative Bribing, Deserted Markets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.

People are struggling to get their money exchanged. Credit: Reuters

People are struggling to get their money exchanged. Credit: Reuters

Lifestyle changes

Demonetisation has worsened lives for farmers in the Sheopur district in Badoda tehsil, according to a report by the Hindustan Times. The lone State Bank of India branch in the area, which serves over 50 villages, has come under even more pressure since the move was announced. This situation is worsened by the fact that farmers have only been able to withdraw Rs 4,000 instead of the weekly limit of Rs 24,000 owing to the severe cash crunch affecting the nation. Farmers have been forced to sleep outside the bank, waiting for their chance to withdraw money. Shankar Banjara of Salmanya village said, “I need Rs 10,000 for treatment of my ears and eyes. I waited in a queue for two days but the cash finished before my turn came.” Farmer Halku Banjara of the same village said he needed money for his son’s wedding next month.

Artistes in West Bengal have also been severely hit by the move. They are being booked for fewer shows and there has been a reduction in the number of movies that are released every week – all of this has forced alterations in their lifestyles. Actor-director Chandan Sen told the Times of India, “People in the theatre world are supposed to be last benchers. Till middle of December, we were panic-stricken. I had to cancel my show of ‘Ora Aatjon’ on November 13. Apart from emotional loss, the financial loss was Rs 20,000.” According to Sen, Bengali theatre is trying to “limp back to normalcy” though things still look “very bleak”.

Bribes find a way

While demonetisation has made the arranging of bribes difficult for the time being, the Economic Times...

13:21

Barbara Ehrenreich's Wild God, or, Mystics and Theologians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Barbara Ehrenreich is a well-known left-wing activist, anti-war, anti-capitalism, author of books like Nickeled and Dimed about poverty and oppression. In 2014 she published a different kind of book, Living with a Wild God. This is a sort of memoir that recounts the mystical experiences she has been having since she was 17 and tries to make sense of them within her basically rationalist worldview. She described that first experience like this:

At some point in my predawn walk—not at the top of a hill or at the exact moment of sunrise, but in its own good time—the world flamed into life. How else to describe it? There were no visions, no prophetic voices or visits by totemic animals, just this blazing everywhere. Something poured into me and I poured out into it. This was not the passive beatific merger with “the All,” as promised by the Eastern mystics. It was a furious encounter with a living substance that was coming at me through all things at once, and one reason for the terrible wordlessness of the experience is that you cannot observe fire really closely without becoming part of it. Whether you start as a twig or a gorgeous tapestry, you will be recruited into the flame and made indistinguishable from the rest of the blaze.
At the time she simply buried the experience, lest she have to question her atheistic worldview. But after other such experiences, she dragged out her old journals and confronted the world that her visions seemed to reveal.

Reviewers have reacted very differently to this effort; in the Times, Dwight Garner said that the first half of the book is an "agonizing slog" and summed it up by quoting Kingsley Amis:
Religion and masturbation are alike in one regard. Feel free to practice them, but no one really wants to hear you go on about it.
But the conservative Catholic critic at First ThingsFrancis Spufford, called the book "exhilarating", and was inspired by it to write a fascinating meditation on the relationship between raw mystical experience and organized religion:
One thing Ehrenreich is sure of, though: Whatever it is that lobbies for her attention in thunderheads and thrift-store windows, whatever it was that set the world on fire in Lone Pine, it cannot be the God of Christianity, Judaism, or Islam. Partly, this is a matter of continuing family loyalty. Whatever her parents’ drawbacks, they raised her in a tradition of defiant working-class unbelief, which represents to her a precious commitment to this-worldly good. Partly, on the other hand, it’s that her experience decisively fails to match what she under...

13:20

The Government Has Made a Welcome Shift in Sanitation Policy that Will Help Develop Indian Cities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Alternative faecal sludge management systems that are effectively planned in a network to cover entire cities can make Swachh Bharat a reality.

Manual cleaning of septic tank. Credit: Faecal Waste Management in Smaller Cities across South Asia: Getting Right the Policy and Practice

Manual cleaning of septic tank. Credit: Faecal Waste Management in Smaller Cities across South Asia: Getting Right the Policy and Practice

Over the last couple of months, the Ministry of Urban Development has started telling state governments and cities that improving faecal sludge management is an important alternative to traditional sewerage systems and waste water treatment for urban sanitation.

At a recent workshop, the ministry announced that it will encourage cities to adopt alternative approaches to citywide sanitation, including faecal sludge management strategies under the its flagship urban development schemes – the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and the SMART cities schemes. The ministry had earlier asked states to have their agencies for water and sewerage take responsibility for septage and sludge management. Currently neither are allocated as a responsibility to a specific authority in most states.

Ever since the ‘Great Stink‘, in London in 1856, underground sewerage has been seen as the only technological approach to provide safe sanitation services in dense habitats and urban areas. This understanding was the basis of colonial city planning in India and even today, new planned areas in cities adopt underground sewerage as an unique technical option for urban sanitation.

The ministry’s announcement is a significant departure from government policy in the past which has only supported the development of large, centralised technical systems through underground sewerage projects in urban areas – be it in multilaterally or bilaterally funded projects or by those funded under the erstwhile JNNURM.

Over the years, the demand for toilets have increased in urban areas, from 68% of the population in urban areas accessing toilets in 1991 to 88% in 2011. People have been building their own toilets connected...

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Freedom to Doubt, Dispute Intellectually Must Be Protected, Says President "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In speech to Indian History Congress, Pranab Mukherjee underlines what he says is ‘an essential pillar of democracy’

President Pranab Mukherjee at Jawaharlal Nehru's memorial, 27 May 2015, New Delhi. Photo: PTI

President Pranab Mukherjee at Jawaharlal Nehru’s memorial, 27 May 2015, New Delhi. Photo: PTI

The following are excerpts from the inaugural remarks of President Pranab Mukherjee at the 77th session of the Indian History Congress at Thiruvananthapuram

We must keep in mind that there is no conflict or contradiction between the promotion of regional history and the pursuit of the history of our country as a whole. Indeed, the more we know about our regions, the more we enrich the history of the whole country. My first Master’s degree is in the subject of History. Kolkata, where I studied, has been home to some of our great historians like Sir Jadunath Sarkar, Professor R. C. Majumdar, Professor N. K. Sinha, Professor D. C. Sircar, Professor B. N. Mukherjee and others. They doubtless wrote on Bengal but their eyes were also set on India as a whole. Professor N. K. Sinha authored a detailed work on the economic history of colonial Bengal. Yet, he also compiled the standard biography of the famous Haidar Ali of Mysore, since he held Hyder Ali’s resistance to the expansion of British power in India near to his heart.

This larger concern for the history of the whole of India was shared by prominent historians from other parts of the country as well. The great authority on South Indian history S. Krishnaswami Aiyangar published important studies of the Guptas and Gurjaras of Northern India.

Whether we focus on regional or national history, what is needed the most in our approach to History is that we should be as objective as possible. This is of course true with respect to all subjects of enquiry and academic activities. Behind many professions of impartiality may lie deeply rooted sentiments of prejudice or an innate sense of superiority.

It is useful in this regard to recall Edward Said’s influential work of 1978, Orientalism, whether he critically scrutinised the claims to objectivity of writing in the west on Asian culture and history. It will be unfair to deny that western orientalists introduced a broader conception of history and a more critical attitude towards historical evidence than our own traditional...

13:17

New Draft Proposal on NSG Membership Unlikely to Please India "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One of the riders in the draft is that membership for non-NPT signatory countries will be contingent on “commitment not to conduct a nuclear test”.

A member of Denmark's delegation (C) takes a picture with his phone while seated next to India's Prime Minister Narenda Modi (R) at the start of the second plenary session of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington April 1, 2016. Credit: Reuters

A member of Denmark’s delegation (C) takes a picture with his phone while seated next to India’s Prime Minister Narenda Modi (R) at the start of the second plenary session of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington April 1, 2016. Credit: Reuters

New Delhi: A new proposal drafted to bring those who are not signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) into the Nuclear Suppliers Group is unlikely to find much resonance in New Delhi, due to a rider that membership will be contingent on “commitment not to conduct a nuclear test”.

Earlier this month, Argentine ambassador Rafael Mariano Grossi circulated a draft proposal which listed nine “general commitments” that countries who have not signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty would have to undertake to join the cartel. A copy of the draft proposal was first obtained by Bloomberg News, followed by the Washington-based think tank Arms Control Association (ACA).

Grossi, who is a former NSG chair, had been asked by the current chairman, South Korea’s Song Young-wan, to consult all members and outline a possible solution to the membersuip requests of countries like India and Pakistan. He made a presentation at the November 16 consultative group meeting in Vienna, where he was asked for some further clarifications.

13:10

Solomon Islands Police launch Strategic direction 2017- 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

“Provide a safe, secure and peaceful Solomon Islands” is the mission statement of the Strategic Direction 2017-2020 of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force which was launched today at Rove Police Headquarters on the 16th December 2016.
The launching of Strategic Direction 2017- 2020 coincides with monthly National Management Team (NMT) Meeting which occurred today.
Commissioner of Police Mr. Frank Prendergast, “The Strategic Direction for 2017 - 2020 was develop during the one week long conference held at GBR from 10th to 14th October 2016 with the PPCs and Directors who also discussed and developed the Annual Business Plan and the Work Action Plan”.
He stated, “The organisation’s current Strategic Direction ends at the end of this year together with Annual Business Plan.  The new Strategic Direction and Annual Business Plan was developed following a review to reflect the new strategic Direction where the RSIPF will drive to for the next four years”.
He said, “The RSIPF Strategic Direction 2017 – 2020 clearly identifies the Mission, Vision and Values of the RSIPF, its six goals and its values through which both the Mission and the Vision will be achieved.  The values should underpin every action and decision taken by members of the RSIPF in performing their duties”.
He stated, “The primary goal of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force is to increase community confidence, reducing crime and the fear of crime within the communities, and maintaining National Security”.

13:10

We Might See Multiple Events In The Month Of January 2017 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump’s Growing Popularity Is Leading to Civil War

We Might See Multiple Events In The Month Of January 2017 Video The case against Clinton’s emails has been re-opened and now the ball is Trump’s court.Facebook’s fake news checker went haywire as it reported on a rumor and called it a fact checked piece of news, which turned out to be fake. Soros and…

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13:08

Brita UK filters do not increase aluminium content "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The UK filters don’t increase aluminium.

The filters are designed to improve the taste and appearance of tap water and doesn’t add anything.

The filter material of the MAXTRA filter cartridge contains a mixture of ion exchange resins and activated carbon that has been tested to food grade quality.
The ion exchange resin used reduces the carbonate hardness (limescale) and reduces metals, such as copper and lead, that can occur as a result of domestic installation.

The activated carbon removes substances that may impair taste, such as chlorine and chlorine compounds.

Chlorine is added to the water as a disinfectant and impurities like lead and copper are often present. There is also naturally occurring hardness in tap water, which can create fur in your kettle and an oily scum on hot drinks. All of these are greatly reduced by using a BRITA filter system.

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BRITACare

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13:06

How Small Cities can get Big Benefits from Flexible Bikesharing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Cat Johnson, Shareable: http://www.shareable.net/blog/how-small-cities-can-get-big-benefits-from-flexible-bikesharing

Big cities, such as New York City, are celebrated for their successful bikesharing programs, with thousands of bikes and hundreds of smart docking stations. For smaller cities and towns, however, this is not a practical model.

Big and small cities have the same need for bikesharing: to fill transportation gaps, reduce traffic and parking congestion, promote sustainability, build a bike a pedestrian culture, promote active lifestyles, and support local business. They differ, however, in the following ways: small cities have lower densities, established driving cultures, and a smaller tax base.

In a recent webinar, bikesharing provider Zagster and the Shared Use Mobility Center, a public interest organization working to foster collaboration in shared mobility, spotlighted flexible bikesharing systems, in which the technology necessary to borrow and lock a bike resides in the bikes themselves rather than in expensive, fixed docking stations.

Flexible bikesharing offers an alternative that's more realistic for smaller budgets and ridership. Where traditional bikesharing systems can take millions of dollars and years to implement, flexible bikesharing, which uses lightweight kiosks or even bike racks as hubs, can be quickly and affordably tested and implemented.

The webinar was designed to give those living in cities with less than 50,000 people an overview of flexible bikesharing systems, including the benefits and challenges of launching one. Here are the key takeaways: 

Benefits of Tech-on-bike, Flexible Bikesharing

  • There are fewer “ingredients” with flexible bikesharing. All you need is a bike, though k...

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Pick-And-Place Machine for Candy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Every December and May the senior design projects from engineering schools start to roll in. Since the students aren’t yet encumbered with real-world detractors (like management) the projects are often exceptional, unique, and solve problems we never even thought we had. Such is the case with [Mark] and [Peter]’s senior design project: a pick and place machine that promises to solve all of life’s problems.

One of the requirements for the senior design class was to keep the budget under $100, which they were able to accomplish using pre-built solutions wherever possible. Robot arms with dependable precision can’t even come close to that price restraint. But this project overcomes the lack of precision in the MeArm by using incremental correcting steps to reach proper alignment. This is covered in the video demo below.

Senior design classes are a great way to teach students how to integrate all of their knowledge into a final class, and the professors often include limits they might find in the real world (like the budget limit in this project). The requirement to thoroughly document the build process is also a lesson that more people could stand to learn. Senior design classes have attempted to solve a lot of life’s other problems, too; from autonomous vehicles to bartenders, there’s been a solution for almost every problem.


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Rosie DiManno: Anti-trans garbage chute "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I wish I got paid as much as anti-trans pundits to discredit them as they get paid to invent shit to get outraged over. Sadly it seems Canada’s corporate media has identified that anti-trans sentiment sells better, and those of us who insist on high standards of evidence are relegated to “alternative media.”

The next hit piece to grace my feed is Rosie DiManno’s fabulously victim blaming article, “End of binary gender proves to be a passport confusion.” Insert usual disclaimer for all your predictable anti-trans codswallop.

Earlier this month, Tracy Ayre took her 16-year-old son to renew his passport at the Toronto office. She brought with her his birth certificate, health card with photo, student ID card, bank statement, expired passport and her obviously boy teenager.

I have to interrupt this story already as there is an important detail here. “She brought with her his birth certificate.” According to Service Ontario, the administration responsible for government ID, the birth certificate contains: (emphasis mine)

A short form birth certificate includes basic information and can be used as identification. It includes this information:

  • last name
  • given name(s)
  • date of birth
  • certificate number
  • birthplace
  • sex
  • date of registration
  • registration number, and
  • date issued

Keep that detail in the foreground of your mind.*

Back to our intrepid parent, as retold by DiManno:

Earlier this month, Tracy Ayre took her 16-year-old son to renew his passport at the Toronto office. She brought with her his birth certificate, health card with photo, student ID card, bank statement, expired passport and her obviously boy teenager.

Nope, not good enough.

“We need something that says he’s a male,” Ayre was told.

Eyeball proof was insufficient. As a bureaucracy, documented proof was required. Except, being a bureaucracy that crawls on its red-tape belly, one level of government — federal, which issues passports — is out of socio-cultural sync with another level of government, that being Ontario.

Now wait just a minute. The piece opens with the claim, apparently fro...

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“The Puzzle Palace” "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

“The Puzzle Palace”

After several years of the Scarborough News and/or Whitby Gazette ignoring, demeaning or ouright trashing North Yorks Enquirer coverage of current affairs in local politics and policing, we have now reached the point where Ed ASQUITH, editor of the Johnston Press titles, is picking up on NYE reports/letters on a weekly basis.

In today’s issue, Bob ROBERTS’ letter – so widely-read and applauded yesterday  in the Enquirer (here) – appears as the featured letter to the editor.

And later today, NYE editor Tim THORNE will be up-dating readers on the parking fiasco.

All credit to Ed ASQUITH for smelling the coffee.

Take special note of the URL-link to the Scarborough resident’s GoPetition calling for calling for a VOTE of NO CONFIDENCE in the present Conservative Cabinet of Scarborough Borough Council.

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Steve Martin Attacked for ‘Sexist’ Tweet in Remembrance of Carrie Fisher "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Honoree Steve Martin accepts the AFI Life Achievement Award onstage during the 2015 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute Honoring Steve Martin at the Dolby Theatre on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. 25292_003 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Image)

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Putin Announces Syrian Ceasefire Deal, Ready To Start Peace Talks; Obama Snubbed Again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

Yesterday we reported that, in what was the latest “PR fiasco” for the outgoing Obama administration, Turkey and Russia sat down, and appeared on the edge of hammering out a ceasefire plan for Syria between the two nations – something which the UN has been unable to achieve for years – in a deal which would not include the United States and be distinct from separate intermittent U.N.-brokered negotiations, which have so far failed to end the fighting in the proxy Syria war.

Then moments ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed an agreement has been reached on ceasefire in Syria and the start of peace talks.

Quoted by AP, Putin said that Russia and Turkey will guarantee the truce, which is set to begin at midnight. He says it will be followed by peace talks between Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and the opposition, and that the Syrian parties would take part in talks to be held in Kazakhstan, without specifying a date.

Syria’s military confirmed that it had agreed to a nationwide cease-fire starting at midnight.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says the truce will include 62,000 opposition fighters across Syria, and that the Russian military has established a hotline with its Turkish counterpart to monitor compliance.

Leaving an olive branch for the new US administration, if not for Obama, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that that President-elect Donald Trump’s administration will be welcome to join the Syrian peace process once he takes office.

Russia is a key ally of Assad, while Turkey is one of the main backers of the opposition. Several previous attempts to halt the civil war have failed, which is why today’s agreement, coming just days after the dramatic retaking of Aleppo by Assad’s forces, is especially historic… if it lasts.

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Environmentalists sound alarm over proposed rezoning of Leuser wildlife corridor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An aerial view of the Leuser Ecosystem, 19th November 2013. Photo: Paul HiltonEnvironmental groups in Indonesia have called on the country’s forestry and environment ministry to reject plans to construct a geothermal plant in one of the world’s most precious areas of rainforest.

A Turkish company, Hitay Holdings, wants to build the plant in the Gunung Leuser National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.

The governor of Aceh, Zaini Abdullah, has written to the Minister of Environment and Forestry to request the rezoning of nearly 8,000 hectares of forest that should be protected; a rezoning that environmentalists say will result in the destruction of a vital habitat corridor.

The “Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra” site covers 2.5 million hectares and comprises three national parks: Gunung Leuser, Kerinci Seblat, and Bukit Barisan Selatan.

UNESCO says the site “holds the greatest potential for long-term conservation of the distinctive and di...

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New Year’s Eve Terror Plot Foiled, Radical Islamists Arrested "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A gendarme stands guard outside the Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Christmas eve, December 24, 2016, ahead of midnight mass.

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An Exoskeleton For The Elderly "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With almost $10 million in funding, Superflex wants to redesign DARPA exoskeleton technology for the aging mainstream.

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Rumours of Putin-Erdogan Syria ceasefire deal sweep Middle East "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rumours of Putin-Erdogan Syria ceasefire deal sweep Middle East

Rumours of Putin-Erdogan Syria ceasefire deal sweep Middle East Middle East news agency circulate rumours of a Russian Turkish agreement for a ceasefire deal to end the Syrian war. Deal reportedly gives Russia and Syria Turkish green light to continue attacks on ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Reports appearing in the Middle East media are claiming that…

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More 9/11 FBI Coverup Evidence Emerges "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Despite the stance of officialdom that the 9/11 Commission Report tells us everything there is to know about who is responsible for the attacks, government documents continue to surface that reveal something far more complicated behind 9/11 than “Osama bin Laden/Al Qaeda did it.”

After the release of the “28 pages” this past summer, WhoWhatWhy was one of the few media outlets to point out that, in fact, many of the revelations from the report don’t align with 9/11 Commission conclusions — conclusions which were supposed to have been reaffirmed by a 2015 9/11 Review Commission.

Instead, as we wrote in July, the 28 pages reveal:

Al Qaeda did not act alone in carrying out the 2001 terror attacks on America that killed nearly 3,000 people. Foreign government officials did indeed provide financial and logistical support to the hijackers. Leads to that effect were never fully investigated.

Now evidence has emerged that the government was still investigating some of those leads as late as 2012. The evidence comes from a heavily redacted four-page FBI report recently obtained by investigative journalist Dan Christensen of the independent news site Florida Bulldog. Christensen obtained the report as part of ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation seeking access to records of the 9/11 Review Commission.

The report “[its title redacted] is an investigation into individuals known to have provided substantial assistance to 9/11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar during their time in California,” a synopsis of the report reads. Along with three others, Al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar are alleged to have hijacked American Airlines flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

The report indicates that the feds were actively investigating the network that supported al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar at least until 2012 — long after the ostensibly defi...

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GNOME's GTK Vulkan Renderer Faster Than OpenGL, Now Working On Windows "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GNOME's GTK Vulkan renderer continues advancing in Git for GTK+ 4.0. This Vulkan renderer for the GTK Scene Kit is forming into a nice alternative to its OpenGL renderer...

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Three unemployed men docked for burglary "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Three unemployed men on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for alleged burglary, conspiracy and attempted stealing. The accused are: Micheal Akonje, 23, Choice Oghenerabo, 25 and Osas Meshak, 26. The prosecutor, Sgt. Donjor Perezi, told the court that the accused, who live inside Ojota Market, a suburb of Lagos, committed […]

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EPL: Man City should fear Reds attack – Wijnaldum "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Manchester City need to be wary of Liverpool’s formidable attacking threat when the sides meet in a high-profile Premier League clash at Anfield on Saturday, Reds midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has said. Liverpool are the league’s top scorers, having netted 45 goals in 18 matches, but perhaps more encouragingly, the output been shared by versatile forwards […]

The post EPL: Man City should fear Reds attack – Wijnaldum appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

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Can the UK beat the Brexit blues in 2017? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Brexit has continued to divide UK society as Prime Minister Theresa May moves ahead with negotiations to leave the EU [Xinhua]

Brexit has continued to divide UK society as Prime Minister Theresa May moves ahead with negotiations to leave the EU [Xinhua]


The UK economy appears to have hunkered down to beat the adverse effects of Brexit as it moves into 2017.

While it grew at 2.2 per cent in 2016, one of the EU’s most robust and stable economies in the past two years, the forecast for 2017 is a mere 1.2 per cent.

The sterling pound suffered a dramatic plunge against major currencies twice this year although it appeared to rise briefly in late November.

At 1.23 against the dollar, the weakened pound is a boon for tourists who have flocked to the UK, but a curse to importers who have faced sudden currency inflation.

The boost in tourism numbers has partially helped the services sector weather out Brexit and and continue to expand.

This has invariably boosted consumer spending with Christmas and New Year bargains expected to pull in about 5 billion pounds, according to the BBC.

The weakened pound has also helped multinational firms on the FTSE rake in profits and push the index to record highs not seen in 20 months.

This has given the impression that the UK economy has been able to roll with the punches of Brexit in the short term.

And the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which measures annual employment, is also indicating a rosier-than-previously-expected picture of the jobs market.

A CBI survey of more than 350 business published last week showed that most expect to grow their workforce in 2017, with the bulk of expansion expected in the IT and sciences sectors.

Still, the UK would have overall been better off without Brexit, most industrialists, economists and business leaders say.

A survey of business managers carried out by Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and published in the Independent revealed that 65 per cent believe Brexit will hinder the UK’s economic growth.

However, this figure falls when considering the long-term impact of Brexit; less than 50 per cent say they are pessimistic about the UK’s economic growth.

Nevertheless, the London-based Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) found that Brexit impedes development in growth and living standards in the UK for the next 15 years.

“Even as what we do and....

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Booking Fees for Being Arrested "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the wrong place at the wrong time? Tough luck, says the state of Colorado. If you are arrested the police will charge you a $25 booking fee. If you can't pay on the spot, don't worry, they'll bill you. Even if charges are dismissed, or you are aquitted, you still pay a price! But fear not, if you can prove you are innocent (beyond reasonable doubt) you can get your money back. This is not something new, but something that people should be aware of.

Charon writes:

There is a case before the US Supreme Court, Nelson v. Colorado, which will be argued on Jan. 9, regarding the difficulty of getting fees and penalties refunded when defendants are found innocent.

And it's not just Colorado. Another case from Minnesota:

Corey Statham had $46 in his pockets when he was arrested in Ramsey County, Minn., and charged with disorderly conduct. He was released two days later, and the charges were dismissed.

But the county kept $25 of Mr. Statham's money as a "booking fee." It returned the remaining $21 on a debit card subject to an array of fees. In the end, it cost Mr. Statham $7.25 to withdraw what was left of his money.

The Supreme Court will soon consider whether to hear Mr. Statham's challenge to Ramsey County's fund-raising efforts, which are part of a national trend to extract fees and fines from people who find themselves enmeshed in the criminal justice system.


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Chief Rabbi: America Has Forsaken Israel, We Can Only Count On God "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pope Francis (R) walks with Israeli Sephardi Chief Rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, during a visit to the Heichal Shlomo Center in Jerusalem on May 26, 2014.
The US has forsaken Israel, and the Jewish state can now place its trust only in God, Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said Wednesday, as Jerusalem and Washington continued to face off over Friday’s United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements.

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US Selloff Spooks Thinly Traded Global Markets Sending Stocks, Yields, Dollar Lower "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden

One day after the biggest drop in US stocks in over two months, taking the Dow ever further from the “promised” Dow 20000, global stocks struggled as they tried to close out 2016 on a positive note. The dollar dropped the most in two weeks, sliding alongside bond yields, while oil retreated from its highest close in 17 months as investors prepared to close out a volatile year for financial markets. European stocks slid from a 2016 peak, and extended losses for 2016 after briefly going green for the year.

“Yesterday’s U.S. pending home sales number disappointed. Falling U.S. yields pushed the dollar generally lower,” said Marshall Gittler, head of investment research at FXPrimus.

The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes slipped to a two-week low, pulling the dollar to a two-week low against the yen. “The dollar fall was mostly due to renewed doubts about the U.S. recovery after pending home sales dropped in November. This is where the risk-off reversal started,” said Ipek Ozkardeskaya, senior market analyst at London Capital Group. “This pushed the exhausted U.S. bulls to the sidelines and triggered a sell-off in both the dollar and U.S. stocks. We’re seeing a bit of follow through in Europe today,” she said.

As a result of the dollar drop, which saw the Bloomberg dollar spot index slide for the first time in 4 days, the Japanese Yen strengthened to as much as 116.25, the lowest print in the pair since Dec. 14, sending Japan’s Topix to its biggest drop in more than a month, sliding 1.2%. The benchmark is heading toward a loss of 1.9% for the year, its first annual decline in five years. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average pared its gain for 2016 to 0.6%. “Flow-driven move pushed USD/JPY lower after U.S. markets underwent a rebalancing on recent stock rally and bond sell- off before the year-end,” says Wako Ogawa, director of foreign-exchange sales at Deutsche Securities in Tokyo

Crude futures slipped for the first time in nine days, threatening to halt the longest winning streak since 2010. Gold extended gains. Oil was mixed after data showed a surprise build in U.S. crude inventories. U.S. crude fell 0.2 percent to $53.95 a barrel, while Brent was last up 0.2 percent at $56.32.....

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Greece’s wild beauties: Drakolimni (Drakon Lake) froze within hours "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bad weather sweeps throughout Greece. Especially affected is the mountainous Epirus region in the north-west of the country. The sharp temperature drop frozen Lake Drakolomni (Dragon Lake) within short time creating an amazing landscape at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters. Many locals decided to visit the wild beauty […]

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The Top GNU News Of 2016: Hurd, Libreboot, GCC, GRUB "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Continuing in our various annual recaps this week as we end out 2016, here is a look at the most popular GNU/FSF news of the year...

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Tools and Processes for Monitoring Containers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With the introduction of containers and microservices, monitoring solutions have to handle more ephemeral services and server instances than ever before. And while the infrastructure landscape has changed, operations teams still need to monitor the same information on the central processing unit (CPU), random access memory (RAM), hard disk drive (HDD), network utilization, and the availability of application endpoints.

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Watch: Yogendra Yadav on Sahara-Birla Diaries, Political Funding and Demonetisation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The national president of Swaraj India discusses the Sahara-Birla diaries, funding of political parties and how demonetisation has wrecked the rural economy in the last 50 days.

English transcript:

Akhil Kumar: Hello, my name is Akhil Kumar and today we’re here with Yogendra Yadav. Mr. Yadav is a well-known public intellectual, he also has his own political party named Swaraj India which he started after leaving AAP (Aam Admi Party). He has previously been a professor at the Jawarharlal Nehru University. Today, we will talk to him about the Sahara-Birla papers. Mr. Yadav, recently the Sahara-Birla papers controversy has returned to public debate due to Rahul Gandhi’s theatrics. He said that if he said something, there would be an earthquake in the parliament. But the fact is that these papers that were supposed to bring the metaphorical earthquake have been in the public domain for a while now. A lot of print and online media have already reported about the papers, but for some reason this news did not appear on TV media. But now that this news is airing on TV media and everyone knows about it, I want to ask you about the extent of corruption that has become clear through these papers. The general public has not fully understood that. It is being perceived as an unsubstantiated agenda-driven attack from the opposition and the AAP against the Modi government. This has led to confusion around the veracity of the documents. So at this time, what is the importance of these papers and if you could briefly tell us the story behind these papers?

Yogendra Yadav: Akhil, Rahul Gandhi’s theatrics did not benefit at all, infact it might have caused some harm. When Rahul Gandhi spoke in parliament, he hyped it up too much, saying an earthquake will come etc. and eventually he said the exact same thing as Arvind Kejriwal. Arvind Kejriwal said the same thing that Prashant Bhushan had written in an affidavit and submitted to the Supreme Court. There was nothing new. Either way, when Congress talks about corruption, I laugh a bit. There is no credibility. Rahul Gandhi did not even have the honesty to admit in the beginning that the papers also name people from his own party and that they would be removed from the party. So Rahul’s speech must have weakened this case; it didn’t carry any weight. But there was one benefit – all the television and newspaper media outlets that were silent on this issue for one month, they were forced to report about it.

The real question is what is the problem...

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Teenage surfer bitten by shark off Avalon State Park, Florida "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A surfing teenager bitten on his right forearm by a shark Tuesday was released from a hospital Wednesday. "He came into the house with blood spilling out of his arm and told me, 'Don't freak out, Mom'," Sherry Davis said about learning her son, Zack Davis, 16, had suffered the bite. "It was more shock than anything else." Paramedics responded and took the teen, who attends Vero Beach High School, to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce. Sherry Davis said doctors stitched up the wound Tuesday and released him Wednesday. It took 42 stitches to seal it up. The shark bite happened about 5 p.m. Tuesday at Avalon State Park beach, not far from the Davis home in the 100 block of Ocean Estate Drive.

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NVIDIA Corporation: NVDA Stock Gets Rejected by Resistance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Patrick Brik, BAS

NVIDIA Stock: Outside Reversal
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock has had an incredible year, so good that this semi-conductor maker is a top performing stock in the Nasdaq 100. NVDA stock was up 259% in 2016, until a sell-off on December 28 took price down 6.88%. There were a number of catalysts that triggered and fueled this sell-off.

The first catalyst is straightforward and it has to do with taxes. Shares sold on December 28 would settle in 2017, and as a result, investors wishing to lock in capital gains on NVIDIA stock would not.

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Shopify Inc: SHOP Stock Is a Rock Star Top Pick for 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Patrick Brik, BAS

SHOP Stock: 2017 Top Pick
Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP) stock is the little known Canadian technology company that has begun to make waves and the stock could be setting the stage for an epic run that could potentially make SHOP stock a top topic of conversation come next year.

My beliefs center around the style I use to analyse potential investments. This style is based on technical analysis, and it uses past volume and price data to discern trends and forecast future prices. I have used this method to create investment strategies over a decade.

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