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Friday, 13 January


Survival Medicine Handbook "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

“There may come a day when emergency personnel may not be available to save your life or that of your loved ones. In this situation YOU will be the end of the line when it comes to the medical well being of your family. Do you have the knowledge and training to take on that […]


Before & After: Barc Gets a Happy Makeover "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Before & After: Barc Gets a Happy Makeover

Brooklyn-based illustrator Hyesu Lee set out to turn a bare wall into a happy place for her local animal shelter, Barc. “Actually, I live nearby Barc shelter and went there every weekend or weekday, after work, to volunteer to walk a dog because I’m a huge animal lover,” Hyesu shares. “However, I didn’t plan on adopting any dogs. And there was this dog, Dutch, that we took out for a walk a lot from Barc. One weekend Vinny, who runs Barc, told us to take him only for the weekend if we want. And ‘only for the weekend’ [became until] now — we ended up adopting him and now he is a beloved member of our family.”

Hyesu continues, “So I went back to Barc recently and volunteered to do [a] mural for them, hoping it helps all the dogs/cats find their ‘furever’ home.” Known for her really fun illustrations for such clients as Toyota, Boston Globe, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Dr. Jart+, Chobani and many more, I’d say Hyesu certainly accomplished her goal, bringing new life into the shelter. Click through the slide show to see her step-by-step process. —Erin 

Photography by Hyesu Lee


Bitcoin Core 0.13.2 Release: Graceful Recovery "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The most notable update is a change to wallet handling of mempool rejection. This enables more graceful recovery from specific edge cases where transactions depend on other unconfirmed transactions. In other words, it prevents transactions from getting stuck in the wallet and ensures that the Bitcoin Core software doesn’t need to be restarted to fix the issue.

To be specific, Bitcoin Core developer and Ciphrex CEO Eric Lombrozo explained during an interview with Bitcoin Magazine that the “sendtoaddress” and “sendmany” RPC calls merge several operations, which may make proper error handling difficult.

“In the Ciphrex application development stack, we use multiple calls to send transactions: Create, Sign, Send. Bitcoin Core also does this for the lower-level raw transaction processing calls,” Lombrozo told Bitcoin Magazine.

“I still think the send RPC calls combine too many operations into a single call, which makes it hard to do proper error handling as an application developer. But this change at least allows for more graceful recovery from a specific edge case,” Lombrozo added.

Adoption Rate and SegWit

For normal, everyday users, the change from Bitcoin Core 0.13.1 will probably not be a big one. Like Bitcoin Core 0.13.1, Bitcoin Core 0.13.2 includes code for the Segregated Witness soft fork — but activation of course depends on miners. Users are not required to upgrade to Bitcoin Core 0.13.2 in order to remain part of the Bitcoin network, though it is advised.

Within a week since the release of Bitcoin Core 0.13.2, over 12 percent of reachable Bitcoin nodes as stated by Bitnodes have already upgraded to the new release.

The release of 0.13.2 also marks the first minor upgrade of the Bitcoin software in 2017. Bitcoin experts, including Andreas Antonopoulos and Bitcoin Core developer Jonas Schnelli, unanimously agreed that 2016 was an important year in Bitcoin development and innovation.



8 Examples Of Mind Controlled Technology In Action "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Source: | Original Post Date: January 9, 2014 –

The age of the brain-computer interface is here, and technology has found a way to put brainwaves to practical use in the material world.

Electroencephalography, or EEG, measures low-voltage electrical signals from the brain using sensors attached to the scalp and face. When neurons inside the brain fire off, for one reason or another, electrical signals are emitted, captured, amplified then sent to a computer for interpretation. Once the signals are captured, scientists and engineers can convert this information into software commands to control real, 3-dimensional objects.

This technology works by first ‘training’ the computer to recognize brainwave patterns, then maps those inputs to the control designs of the engineer. As is the case with human ingenuity, the results are mind-blowing. Here are 8 videos demonstrating the potential for human-brain interface technology, outside of the defense industry.

Mind Controlled Robotic Limbs

The ability to physically move things is something that most of us take for granted. Using surgically implanted electrodes, and using a mind-controlled robotic arm, this paralyzed woman is able to feed herself for the first time in a decade…

The Mind Controlled Word Processor

G.Tech’s intendiX EEG based system allows users to type out messages in a basic word processor on a computer…

Samsung’s Tablet Computer Controlled by Brainwaves

At the Samsung research & development facility in Dallas, TX they are developing a tablet computer that performs simple operations based on the intentions of the user…

Mind Controlled Helicopters

Researchers and students at the University of Minnesota have developed a system for controlling robots, like this helicopter, with brain patterns of the user who wears an...


Bitcoin Core 0.13.2 Release: Graceful Recovery "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The most notable update is a change to wallet handling of mempool rejection. This enables more graceful recovery from specific edge cases where transactions depend on other unconfirmed transactions. In other words, it prevents transactions from getting stuck in the wallet and ensures that the Bitcoin Core software doesn’t need to be restarted to fix the issue.

To be specific, Bitcoin Core developer and Ciphrex CEO Eric Lombrozo explained during an interview with Bitcoin Magazine that the “sendtoaddress” and “sendmany” RPC calls merge several operations, which may make proper error handling difficult.

“In the Ciphrex application development stack, we use multiple calls to send transactions: Create, Sign, Send. Bitcoin Core also does this for the lower-level raw transaction processing calls," Lombrozo told Bitcoin Magazine.

"I still think the send RPC calls combine too many operations into a single call, which makes it hard to do proper error handling as an application developer. But this change at least allows for more graceful recovery from a specific edge case,” Lombrozo added.

Adoption Rate and SegWit

For normal, everyday users, the change from Bitcoin Core 0.13.1 will probably not be a big one. Like Bitcoin Core 0.13.1, Bitcoin Core 0.13.2 includes code for the Segregated Witness soft fork — but activation of course depends on miners. Users are not required to upgrade to Bitcoin Core 0.13.2 in order to remain part of the Bitcoin network, though it is advised.

Within a week since the release of Bitcoin Core 0.13.2, over 12 percent of reachable Bitcoin nodes as stated by Bitnodes have already upgraded to the new release.

The release of 0.13.2 also marks the first minor upgrade of the Bitcoin software in 2017. Bitcoin experts, including Andreas Antonopoulos and Bitcoin Core developer Jonas Schnelli, unanimously agreed that 2016 was an importa...


Journal retracts gastric cancer study with multiple duplications, authors MIA "IndyWatch Feed Health"

An oncology journal has decided to retract a 2012 paper on gastric cancer after discovering duplicated data in multiple figures. According to the retraction notice, the journal’s editorial board received a tip from a reader regarding the potential figure issues. Oncology Reports launched an investigation, which confirmed the allegations. The authors failed to respond to […]

The post Journal retracts gastric cancer study with multiple duplications, authors MIA appeared first on Retraction Watch.


IBM Teams With Chinese Bank for Blockchain Asset Test "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) has built a blockchain-based asset management system in partnership with IBM.


from CoinDesk


Postal Savings Bank of China Has Already Sent 100 Transactions on its Internal Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) has built a blockchain-based asset management system in partnership with IBM.



Proposed Virginia Legislation Would Mandate Meningococcal Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Food"



Virginia needs to mobilize to OPPOSE delegate Patrick Hope’s (D-47th district) bill, H.B. 1533 that would require all school children to get one dose of meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) before sixth grade.

H.B. 1533 was filed December 27, 2016 and will go into effect July 1, 2018 if passed. This bill does not make sense as Virginia has an extremely low, declining annual incidence of invasive meningococcal disease with only 20 cases reported in 2014 and 2015 combined, the vaccine does not protect against serotype B and the mandate will be expensive for parents.

View the bill here:


Call and email your Virginia delegate and senator and let them know you OPPOSE H.B. 1533.

Opt to meet your delegate and senator in person. Make an appointment with them and share your opinion on mandating vaccines. Ask them to oppose H.B. 1533.

Find who represents you and his/her contact information here:

Call and email the members of the House and Health Committee and let them know you OPPOSE mandating meningococcal vaccines under H.B. 1533. (This is VERY important, as H.B. 1533 will go to the committee soon.)

Call delegate Patrick Hope’s office and politely ask him to withdraw his bill.

Phone: (804) 698-1047 or (703) 486-1010


The Virginia legislative session starts on January 11, 2017 and only lasts 60 days so your URGENT action is needed TODAY to help STOP H.B. 1533.

Important note: Please be on the look out for another action alert coming soon from The Weston A. Price Foundation regarding S.B. 1028 that was pre-filed on 1-4-17. It would require schools in Virginia to post vaccine exemption numbers publically.


Make at CES 2017: Smart Cars, Connected Mirrors, Holograms, and More "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

img_2707CES always brings the latest and greatest electronics. This year, the common theme was devices that are smart, connected, and aim to make your life easier and more automated.

Read more on MAKE

The post Make at CES 2017: Smart Cars, Connected Mirrors, Holograms, and More appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.


Deloitte Launches Blockchain Research Lab in New York "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

‘Big Four’ accounting firm Deloitte is launching a new blockchain-focused R&D lab in New York, with more coming later in 2017.


from CoinDesk


How To Get Rid Of Eye Bags Fast And Naturally In a Few Days "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Wrinkled eye bags and dark circles that seem like a falling shadow are sure a visual nightmare for each of us. Sometimes these occur in early childhood, and over time they are more visible. If you see a panda instead of yourself in the mirror, do not panic! It is not your identity, it is…


Deloitte Launches Blockchain Research Lab in New York "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

‘Big Four’ accounting firm Deloitte has launched its second blockchain-focused R&D lab, with more planned for later in 2017.



If You Start to Choke and You Are Alone: Save Your Life in Just One Second "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The Heimlich Maneuver is a standard procedure in cases of choking. It consists of abdominal thrusts; the person who performs it stands behind the one that is choking and presses its stomach and diaphragm using the hands, while raising him or her just a little, in order to create a pressure that will take out…


Coincheck’s Growth Reveals Surging Japanese Bitcoin Trade "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Coincheck, one of the top four bitcoin exchanges in Japan by volume, has recently experienced a growth explosion in terms of new users, trading volumes, as well as the number of merchants using its payment service. caught up with Kagayaki Kawabata, Coincheck’s Business Development Lead to discuss the achievements.

Also read: Japanese Can Soon Pay Utility Bills with Bitcoin

User Base Exploded

“Our exchange’s user base has surged in past few months,” Kawabata told this week. “Last April we only had around 14,000 users,” he continued, adding that now “We have around 76,400 users and still increasing.”nikkei

A major factor contributing to the significant rise in Coincheck‘s user base that Kawabata referenced is an announcement in Nikkei at the beginning of this year stating that 2017 is the year of cryptocurrency. Since Nikkei is the most popular national newspaper, his exchange has greatly benefited resulting in an influx of the number of registered users. He noted:

More than 1000 users register to our service every day which is more than twice the registers we had before.

With over 445 percent or a 5.45x increase in users within less than a year, the exchange’s transaction volume subsequently rose significantly. “We now have over 130 million USD monthly transaction volume,” he revealed, adding that the volume spiked around ...


Getting Started with Your Multimeter "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Photo by Hep SvadjaOf all electronics tools, the multimeter is the most essential. Understand what to look for and how to use it to get the most out of your projects.

Read more on MAKE

The post Getting Started with Your Multimeter appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.


Building 8-Legged Trotbots, From Tiny to Towering "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

2016-10-17_17-20-46-copyThis 8-legged walker bot has a high-stepping gait that defeats obstacles, and you can build it with Lego.

Read more on MAKE

The post Building 8-Legged Trotbots, From Tiny to Towering appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.


How to Easily Make Your Own Alkaline Water "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Is bottled water the only way to quench your thirst? Buying a bottle of water is easy, but how about all the chemicals that end up in your body? Water keeps our bodies hydrated and running. Our bodies are 70-80 percent water, meaning we need plenty of water to stay alive. You can easily grab…


Fibromyalgia Healing Soup Recipe "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that affects many women. Doctors usually prescribe to make patients feel better, but actually what they need is this homemade soup. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by musculoskeletal pain. Other symptoms include fatigue and problems with sleeping, memory and mood. The first symptoms often appear after a physical trauma, surgery,…


Monsanto and the Poisonous Cartel of GMOs in India "IndyWatch Feed Health"

(Please invest some time to watch the three videos below as Vandana Shiva speaks to what is going on in her country and who is behind its rape and devastation.) More news from everyone’s favorite GMO company: India is embroiled in controversy- created by Monsanto- on the first GMO crop approved for commercialization. It seems

The post Monsanto and the Poisonous Cartel of GMOs in India appeared first on Health Nut News.


What Central Bank? China’s Big Bitcoin Traders Are Still All-In On Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Despite recent reports suggesting China’s central bank is casting a critical eye on domestic bitcoin exchanges, local traders remain largely unfazed.


from CoinDesk


2-Ingredient Homemade Syrup for Reversing Cough and Clearing Phlegm from Lungs "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Carrots are incredibly healthy vegetables and are a great source of vitamins such as vitamin A and B6 and beta-carotene. Carrots have a number of health benefits including lowering cholesterol and improving eye health. The large amount of carotene antioxidants found in carrots has also been linked to a reduced risk of cancer. But did you…


What Central Bank? China's Big Bitcoin Traders Are All-In On Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Despite recent reports suggesting China's central bank is casting a critical eye on domestic bitcoin exchanges, local traders remain largely unfazed.



How the Chinese Government Influences Bitcoin – and Vice Versa "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The sudden announcement of inspections of major Bitcoin operators by the Chinese Central Bank caused panic and a significant drop in Bitcoin price within just a day. So is the cryptocurrency really beyond government influence?

from CoinTelegraph.Com News


Ingredients That Sound Scary But Aren’t "IndyWatch Feed Food"

When reading food labels, it can be tempting to assume that any words in the ingredients list that have long, unpronounceable, or unfamiliar names must be bad for us (and definitely aren’t Paleo). But, this isn’t always the case! While some scary-sounding ingredients are worth watching out for (such as hidden sources of gluten, soy, corn and sugar), others are completely benign, and there’s no reason to go out of our way to avoid them. Here’s a run-down of some of the most common ingredients that sound harmful but aren’t!


Sometimes, vitamins added to food are spelled under their less familiar chemical names and might not be recognizable at first glance. Some are used to enhance a food’s nutritional value, but others (like ascorbic acid/vitamin C or mixed tocopherols/vitamin E) are used to prevent oxidation and extend the shelflife of foods. If these ingredients appear on a food list, they’re micronutrients, not toxic chemicals!

  • Thiamin (vitamin B1)
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • Niacin or nicotinic acid (vitamin B3)
  • Pantothenic acid or calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5)
  • Pyridoxal, pyridoxine, pyridoxamine (vitamin B6)
  • Cobalamin or cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)
  • Biotin
  • Choline
  • Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)*
  • Ascorbyl palmitate (a fat-soluble form of vitamin C)
  • Calciferol (vitamin D)
  • Alpha-tocopherol or mixed tocopherols (vitamin E)*
  • Folic acid, folate, folacin (vitamin B9)
  • Phylloquinone or menadione (vitamin K)

*Note that some vitamins are derived from non-Paleo foods. For example vitamin C is typically derived from corn and vitamin E is typically derived from soy. When added to foods, there is no requirement to have “may contain” on the label for corn or soy since these vitamins are purified. However, their presence may still be a problem for those with severe allergy to corn or soy and a history of anaphylactic responses. Also note that synthetic forms of vitamins aren’t always as bioavailable as the forms found in whole foods, so while we don’t necessarily need to be worried about these vitamins being added to foods, we can’t depend on them for nutrient sufficiency.


Enzymes are sometimes added to foods like cheese, meat tenderizers, and various dairy products (a...

Thursday, 12 January


GALGALIM-WHEEL "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

This work given is in full acknowledgement of GOD and directed by Holy Spirit. Any and all use of the facts of the dark side are not an avenue meant to give any credit to them. In fact, all work is directly attributed to GODs Plan and to give HIM all the glory. Amen Let’s […]


Deadly record breaking cold in Europe have now claimed over 60 victims "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

The Big Wobble: Deadly record breaking cold in Europe have now claimed over 60 victims...


How to Be Authentic, and Other News "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Paul Nash , We Are Making a New World, 1918


  • With Obama’s last presidential speech behind him—and with churlish inarticulacy personified prepared to take his place—Christian Lorentzen wonders how the literature of the past eight years will be remembered: “What will we mean when someday we refer to Obama Lit? I think we’ll be discussing novels about authenticity, or about ‘problems of authenticity.’ What does that mean? After the Bush years, sheer knowingness and artifice that called attention to itself had come to seem flimsy foundations for the novel. Authenticity succeeded storytelling abundance as the prime value of fiction, which meant that artifice now required plausible deniability. The new problems for the novelist became, therefore, how to be authentic (or how to create an authentic character) and how to achieve ‘authenticity effects’ (or how to make artifice seem as true or truer than the real).”


The Therapy of the Future with Triomed CGI "IndyWatch Feed Health"

‘Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible’ – Audrey Hepborn

People are using many methods to heal themselves, usually without achieving the desired results. You need to understand first that your body works with information, energy and matter. You also must learn that all health issues are caused by stress and psycho-emotional events impairing the order and harmony in your body. First major changes occur in the water molecules from intra-cellular space, because water is easily imprinting frequencies and information and because you have over 75% water in your body.

Science managed to find the resonance frequencies of all kind of biological cells and there are sophisticated devices working with these vibrations.

However, if the “organic water is not correct structured you will not achieve a healing soon. By restoring the water structure, all biochemical processes, known as auto-regulation, will improve significantly and thus your self-healing forces will start to cure you. Body fluids such as lymph and blood will improve their rheological quality, microcirculation will be activated, brain bioelectric properties will harmonize autonomic nervous system, hematopoiesis in red bone marrow is enhanced, inflammation are regressing, etc. We can say water molecules are the most important health modulator, healing information carrier in our body, your best healthcare giver.

Triomed CGI is a “harmonizer” of your cellular membrane, intra-cellular water and of your environment. Harmonization of electro smog is achieved by restructuring the water molecules in your surroundings up to 50 cubic meters’ space volume. Then these molecules start a “dialogue” by resonating with your own water molecules. With two more programs, “Healer” and “Recovery” you will round up the therapy process.

Triomed CGI is a portable therapeutic device for treatment and prevention of various pathological conditions. Triomed CGI emits low-intensity electromagnetic radiation of extremely high frequency EHF, or so called millimeter waves (MMW) combined with infrared (IR) radiation.

There are dozens of clinical studies proving its amazing therapy power.

Learn more:


Cryprocurrencies – Financial Systems With The Highest Cybersecurity Standards On The Planet "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cybercrime is increasingly becoming a threat from year to year and its yearly losses have been steadily rising during the past few years. As more and more people are relying on technology and the internet to store wealth and trade (forex, saving accounts, cryptocurrencies, bonds, stock, commodities…etc), cyber-security has become a big concern for individuals, companies and governments. Cryptocurrencies offered a trustless decentralized financial infrastructure that can represent a secure platform for storing wealth and transferring value.


An Overview of the Causes Underlying Today’s Cyber-security Threats:

Most of today’s cyber-security problems emerge from a mismatch between security vulnerabilities and the strategies used in the creation and activation of solutions that counteract these vulnerabilities. We can safely point out these problems that face present cyber-security systems:

1- Internet security systems against various forms of malware are based on detection of a group of malicious code signatures within files. Accordingly, no matter how fast and effective the process of signature databases update is, some malware will be missed and security systems will eventually fail to adapt with this kind of polymorphic threats. Even minimal changes of the script of a malicious file can render its signature unrecognizable. Internet security systems that are reliant on code signatures can be replaced by other systems that also rely on the reputation of the publisher of the program, detection of malicious behavior of applications and pinpointing anomalous variations in scripting code.

2- Mechanisms and processes of accreditation security and certification systems are also responsible, at least partly, for failing to represent protective scenarios against malicious threats. Certification is a process that involves testing and assessment of a program to identify possible vulnerabilities. Accreditation represents an executive system that involves approval of the risks, if there were any, identified during the certification process. Accordingly, the overall accuracy of the accreditation system is highly reliant on the soundness of the certification process.

3- The standards set by the IT security echosystem are continuously proving that they are inadequate and inefficient in dealing with the huge amount of information, mainly due to the fact that it is hard to practically implement them without deploying a high level of automation of management of application standards. The standards don’t also get updated quickly e...


Despite Promises, Antibiotics in Meat Supply Skyrocketing "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola Heavy reliance on antibiotics in medicine and agriculture has brought about drug-resistant bacteria, which exacerbate successful treatment of many infections. That’s a fact that people responsible for food production at large, from farm to table, say they’re very aware of, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been encouraging farmers

The post Despite Promises, Antibiotics in Meat Supply Skyrocketing appeared first on Health Nut News.


Are you an Insomniac? The 6 Yoga Poses that will Instantly Put you to Sleep "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Do you have trouble getting to sleep? So do I. I’ve found these six yoga poses help me pass out on time every time. Not just that, but I wake feeling more rested. Give it a try! Thanks to Sara Grossi for the inspiration! 1. Upavistha Konasana 2. Salabhasana 3. Viparita Karani 4. Supta Baddha

The post Are you an Insomniac? The 6 Yoga Poses that will Instantly Put you to Sleep appeared first on Health Nut News.


Canada Plans to Legalize Marijuana, Nationwide, in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Canadian Parliament plans to take on the task of legalizing marijuana in the spring of 2017. A national task force, called the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, has made 80 recommendations as how to go forward dealing with the legalization process. The recreational legalization would make Canada the first G7 country to legalize

The post Canada Plans to Legalize Marijuana, Nationwide, in 2017 appeared first on Health Nut News.


These Men have Transformed their Bodies After the Age of 50 "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Aging happens to everyone, whether we like it or not growing old is inevitable. But that doesn’t mean that our quality of life has to go down! Eating healthy, staying active, and taking care of yourself emotionally and spiritually can help anyone to make their golden years their best years. And when you feel good,

The post These Men have Transformed their Bodies After the Age of 50 appeared first on Health Nut News.


The Vegan Boss who Followed his Heart and Made Millions "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In 1970, a group of idealistic friends started selling vegetarian food in an LA cafe. Their cafe, at the back of a grocery store, catered to a crowd who were eager for sprouts and wind chimes and incense. But interest and capital grew. Soon the friends took over the store and removed all the meat

The post The Vegan Boss who Followed his Heart and Made Millions appeared first on Health Nut News.


Why I’m Fighting The IRS’s Bitcoin Privacy Invasion "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

One lawyer is fighting back against what he sees as a government overreach that affects bitcoin users. Here’s his story.


from CoinDesk


Why I'm Fighting the IRS's Bitcoin Privacy Invasion "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

One lawyer is fighting back against what he sees as a government overreach that affects bitcoin users. Here's his story.



Science Magazine Interview with Robert Kennedy "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Anne Dachel This is a follow-up interview with Robert Kennedy, Jr. yesterday after the announcement that he would head a vaccines safety panel for President Trump. Notice that Kennedy emphasizes the importance of safe vaccines. Already there has been...


Blockchain-Based ArtChain Looks to Clean up Murky Business of Buying and Selling Art "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

How Blockchain will reinvent an industry that has not really changed for decades: buying and selling art.

from CoinTelegraph.Com News


The NIMH in 2017: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places "IndyWatch Feed Health"

It's the beginning of a new year — and with Dr. Joshua Gordon's ascension to the position of director at the National Institute of Mental Health, a new approach to research on mental health care.

Or not?

A quick history of the NIMH leadership over the past couple of years:  From 2002 to 2015 Dr. Tom Insel headed up this federal agency, and led the charge for finding the “real” cause of “mental illness.”  He has now moved on to Google Life Sciences (GLS) to help in their mission to develop “new technologies to transform healthcare, such as a contact lens with an embedded glucose monitor. The GLS mission is about creating technology that can help with earlier detection, better prevention, and more effective management of serious health conditions.  Insel’s stated intention in joining Google is “to explore how this mission can be applied to mental illness.”  Giving credit where it's due, he did acknowledge that the chemical imbalance hypothesis wasn't going anywhere. He was also critical of the process used in developing the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual DSM-5.

The official announcement of the new director’s appointment last July proudly proclaimed that Dr. Gordon and his colleagues at Columbia had been studying things such as “the role of the hippocampus, a brain structure known to be important for memory and emotional processes associated with anxiety and depression.”  Dr. Gordon’s research has also analyzed neural activity in mice who supposedly carry mutations “of relevance to psychiatric disease.” How these objects of study are analogous to mental disorders is not described, but the lab studied genetic models of “these diseases from an integrative neuroscience perspective, focused on understanding how a given disease mutation leads to a behavioral phenotype across multiple levels of analysis.” The press release lists several methods used — in vivo imaging, anesthetized and awake behavioral recordings, and optogenetics; using light to control neural activity. A gigantic leap is then made: that his research “has direct relevance to schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and depression.”

As a former executive level director in state government, I recognize the talk — or at least the motivation behind the talk.  You want your new appointment to sound impressive: to the staff, to the public, and, most importantly, to the legislative bodies responsible every year or two for your budget.  It's obvious that — except for a few — most Representatives and Senators are preoccupied with other, more important issues.  The few exceptions tend to be mental health professionals who are in Congress largely because they've been adept at getting corporate support of one kind or another.  They are hardly motivated to be on the cutting edge of unbiased research.  Using highly technical, complex, scientific, and hopeful language is enor...


7 unprecedented archaeological discoveries that you’ve probably never heard of "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Every single year, archaeologists and researchers around the globe make unprecedented discoveries. In the last couple of years —thanks to technological improvements and new tools— experts have become extremely good at findings things that have remained unnoticed for years. For example, new technology allowed experts to discover THERMAL anomalies inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. Furthermore, experts have found entire ancient cities using  revolutionary technologies that have helped experts see what the naked eye can’t 

In this article, we bring some of the most fascinating discoveries that experts made, and you probably never heard of.

A River of Mercury under the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico

Found in a subterranean tunnel beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan, Mexico, archaeologists discovered a river of liquid mercury that could lead the way to the mythical Royal Tomb of Teotihuacan’s rulers. The tunnels ceiling was very interesting as it had traces of metal powder that reflects light in a curious pattern, almost as if mimicking the night sky. In ancient times, when entering the tunnel with torches, the metal dust shine just like the stars. Researchers believe that these traces are pyrite or magnetite remains elements not found in the region of Teotihuacan.

These metals were brought from somewhere else to paint the ceiling of the tunnel. 150 meters below the temple of the Feathered Serpent, researchers discovered 50,000 mysterious objects, ranging from animal bones, batons to metal spheres. The descent through the tunnel resembles the entrance to a mine, but the surrounding objects and mysterious ceiling resembles the journey to the underworld, in an enigmatic city that flourished between II and V century AD, 50 kilometers northeast of Mexico City.


Heat Scans of the Great Pyramid of Giza reveal mysterious anomalies

Considered by many as one of the most important discovery of the pyramid at Giza, the project Scan Pyramids has revealed here are ‘thermal anomalies’ that scientist say could lead to a previously unknown chamber inside the Great Pyramid. Using thermal cameras, Researchers have revealed higher temperatures in three stones in the Great Pyramid of Giza.

This has led experts to believe they have found a previously unknown chamber, concealed behind the stones of the Great Pyramid of Khufu. Basically thermal cameras detected temperature variations in three adjacent stones at the bottom of the structures. This discovery came weeks after researchers discovered similar anomalies in the tomb of King Tutankhamun Specifically, researchers have identified three blocks with a temperatu...


Bitcoin ATMs Are Being Attacked With Hammers in the US Midwest "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A group of individuals has been accused of smashing dozens of bitcoin ATMs in a bid to gain a competitive edge.


from CoinDesk


Needham: Probability of Approval for a Bitcoin ETF ‘Very Low’ "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Needham & Company, an independent investment bank and asset management firm, released today a mini investors’ report on the prospect of a Bitcoin ETF in 2017. The company currently hands Barry Silbert’s Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) with a ‘Hold’ rating. Report author, Spencer Bogart, detailed the upside potential of a bitcoin ETF being approved and discussed the probability of approval.

Also read: SEC Delays Decision on SolidX Bitcoin Trust 

Needham specializes in advisory services and financings for growth companies. Since its needhaminception, Needham has acted as lead or co-manager in over 785 public offerings. The firm has also been an agent on more than 115 private placements, and completed over 385 mergers and acquisitions. Together, these transactions total over $200 billion.

Profound Effect on Bitcoin’s Price

“We think the listing of a bitcoin ETF would have a profound effect on the price of bitcoin,” Needham’s report reads, adding that:

Conservatively, we estimate that a bitcoin ETF could attract $300 million in assets in its first week and the resulting effort to source the underlying bitcoin for the Trust would likely drive the price of bitcoin up significantly.

Citing the resemblance of an average daily trading volume of bitcoin to the average security in the S&P midcap 400, Needham believes it would be hard for the ETF to acquire $300 million worth of bitcoin without pushing up the price substantially.

If a bitcoin ETF is secapproved, this effect would also be amplified because “providers will be simultaneously pulling available liquidity from order books,” the report reads.

Overall, Needham b...


Cruising and Prescriptions "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

How to get routine prescription medications while cruising -- whether in the US or abroad.


Tara Haelle: Vaccine True Believer "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Anne Dachel Seriously, I don't think there's a chemical on the market that Tara Haelle is worried about. Her comment about DEMANDING A FLU SHOT WITH MERCURY WHILE PREGNANT was the best example of a real true believer I’ve...


Bitcoin ATMs Are Being Attacked With Hammers in the US Midwest "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A group of individuals has been accused of smashing dozens of bitcoin ATMs in a bid to gain a competitive edge.



When Seconds Count: 5 Items for Quick-Action Response "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Picture This:

  1. You just hit a deer on the road about halfway between work and home on your 30-mile one-way commute. As you tried to avoid him, you swerved and hit a patch of ice and went off of an embankment.  Ramming a tree, you went unconscious.  You came to only to find a large laceration about 4” long running across your forehead
  1. You are just about to leave work when suddenly the entire building shakes. You’re up on the fifth floor, and a ceiling joist gives way, and half of the 6th floor of your workplace is now also on the fifth floor.  Even worse: you’re pinned under a beam and a big piece of jagged wood has gone right into your thigh.
  1. You’re in a very packed and congested shopping mall and suddenly, two guys with masks turn the corner with AK-47’s yelling in Arabic, firing their weapons in all directions. One of the bullets ricochets and hit you in the calf.

ReadyNutrition Readers, hopefully you are never in one of the examples…and really hopefully, not the same guy or gal in all three of them (that would really be bad luck, wouldn’t it?).  The point is that weird things, such as auto accidents, earthquakes, or terrorist Jihadists assaulting Chic-fil-A happen virtually all the time, now.  You may be just the innocent bystander or unwilling participant mentioned in one of these tragedies.  We hope that isn’t the case.

But if it is?  You had better be as ready as you can.  Let’s talk about some things that could give you a winning edge that you may be able to tote around on your person, either in your pockets or in a small bag.  We’re going to address some common problems that these unlucky individuals are facing in each of these scenarios.

Bad wounds – laceration, impaled wood, and a bullet.  All are serious, and each of them will require immediate medical attention.  The problem is you may not have the time to wait until trained personnel reach you, and (in the case of a SHTF event) they may never reach you.  But maybe you have these, for starters:

  1. Outdoor Wound Care...


FULL ARTICLE Benjamin Fulford 1-9-17… “Countdown to the new age begins as final cabal underground bases subdued” "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

benjamin_fulford_in_canoe_147FULL weekly report from Ben.

One note about the Moscow Times “Putin will visit Antarctica” article, the date is shown as “Jan 28, 2013 — 23:00”. I’ve seen it posted all over FaceBook as if it were new. That article is not. However, when I asked Benjamin about that, he emailed me and said that the information he had received about Putin visiting Antarctica in January was from a direct source.

“The battle over the planet earth is coming to an end as the final Khazarian mafia underground bases and strongholds fall, White Dragon Society sources report… The big battle still to be concluded is the one over who exactly will be controlling the process of creating and distributing money, which is the real source of power on this planet.

“With a little over one week to go before the Trump presidency begins, it is a good time to take note that, despite his name, he is not the one holding the trump cards in this high stakes world poker match… China now controls 17.9% of world GDP, has plenty of gold and is the world’s greatest creditor nation.

“This means that if China and its Western allies make a grab for control of the world’s financ...


9/11- This New Building 7 Video Destroys the Mainstream Narrative "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Since September 11, 2001, there has been massive controversy surrounding the alleged terrorist attacks. Now, almost sixteen years later, this video compiles an array of information that completely destroys the official story.

The video begins with various news footage that was aired the day that the attack occurred. In each video clip, reporters are shown claiming news of various explosions that are being reported. In the background, you can hear massive rumbles, and see smoke clouds rising in the distance. Not one, not two, not even just three clips support there being various explosions, but instead probably twenty or more reports.

Donald Trump is even depicted in one segment where he is on air discussing what happened at building 7, and back then even he agrees that the buildings could not have come down just by being targeted with an airplane. Furthermore, maps and information are provided that tell a much different story than what we have been told.

Even notable experts state that there is absolutely no way the event took place as we were told. Watch the video for yourself, with an open mind, and see if your opinion isn’t completely different than it was, to begin with, if you still believe the official narrative.

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Electrical power CUTS OUT in homes after they were 'buzzed by weird UFO' "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

The strange circular UFO is said to have hovered across the night sky, with power cuts following the mysterious appearance, according to The Bucks Herald.

One resident from Buckingham Park, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, said: “We were lying in bed and this extremely bright light lit up the room. We assumed it was a star because it was a clear night but it was so bright.

“Then it slowly rose up and suddenly shot over the top of our house and you could hear an aircraft like noise but it was too fast to be a plane.

“As it passed over the power in our house dropped and came back. It really freaked us out. Then about 45 minutes later we heard the same sound and the power dropped again briefly and came back. We took a picture but didn’t have time to do a video as it suddenly shot off.”

Another resident separately contacted the paper claiming to have seen the same event in the Watermead estate in north Aylesbury.

The eyewitness said: “I was sat watching telly with the blinds closed but one of them was sort of lit up, as if someone was shining a torch on it. 

“I looked out and saw this really bright light and then it suddenly shot across the top of the house and as it did all the lights went down and came back on.

“The lights went down a few more times in the next hour too, I’m no conspiracy theorist but it was really bizarre.” sent the image to Scott Brando, who runs UFO hoax-busting website

He believed it was just a picture of the planet Venus which has been visible in our skies and the power cuts must be a coincidence.

He said: “I think it could be the planet Venus taken with a catadioptric lens.”

He provided a video showing a similar effect.

Did you see anything or lose power in the same area over night on Thursday?


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Prepper Book Festival: Heal Local 20 Essential Herbs for DIY Home Healthcare + Giveaway "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Heal Local 20 Essential Herbs for Home Healthcare | Backdoor Survival

Over the past few years, I have acquired a sizeable library of books and eBooks on natural remedies. Some are good but somewhat dry, boring, and overly technical. Others are fluff or simply a glorified blog post article. A select few are outstanding and today's book is one of them.

Heal Local: 20 Essential Herbs for Do-it-Yourself Home Healthcare is one of those rare books that takes an overwhelming subject and breaks it down into manageable bites. The book begins with an extensive discussion of developing a local medicine community and the value of using healing herbs and plants that grow in our backyards. It then moves on to the ways you can put these herbs to use, whether as a tincture, oil infusion, steam pot, salve, bone broth, vinegar or any of a number of other methods that can be used administer herbs in emergency and first aid situations. Read the author interview then enter to win a copy of "Heal Local" for free.. Three copies are up for grabs!

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Notes for Thursday – January 12, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

On January 12, 1888, the “Schoolchildren’s Blizzard” killed 235 people, many of whom were children on their way home from school across the Northwest Plains region of the United States. The storm came with no warning, and some accounts say that the temperature fell nearly 100 degrees in just 24 … Continue reading


Altcoin Value Tracking Tools "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

If you own many altcoins it is sometimes hard to manage all data manually. Fortunately you can easily manage your altcoin portfolio online using Altcoin Tracking Wallet. Just enter manually or import all your altcoins and you will be able to see live charts, value and historic price changes.

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Leatherworking for the Beginner, by R.S. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Leather has been used for millennia as a durable resource for clothing, shelter, armor, and more. If you pay attention, there is an abundance of leather all around you. It’s on furniture and baseball fields, in cars, and on garment racks. If you found yourself in a post-collapse situation, leather … Continue reading


Letter: Major Mistakes with a Building Contractor "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Hi,I purchased 150 acres in my chosen location and intended to have a cabin built on it with a well and septic system. I found a contractor who said he would complete a well, septic, and “dried in cabin” for me. He was making good progress and completed about 60% … Continue reading


Economics and Investing: "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Three former London-based traders face US charges over currency rigging – G.G. o o o Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies – DSV o o o The “Curse” of Labor-Saving Machinery Is Nothing New o o o Record 95.1 million Americans not in … Continue reading


Odds ‘n Sods: "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Land of the Free: Michigan man issued parking ticket in his own driveway o o o Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army – W.C. o o o US-Funded White Helmets Exposed in Al-Qaeda Plot that Poisoned Water of 5 Million Syrians. It is … Continue reading


Hugh’s Quote of the Day: "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” – Plato


Demented McCain Admits He Committed Treason To Oust Trump "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

John McCain admitted on Wednesday that he committed treason against the United States out of hatred against President-elect Donald Trump.

The ageing Senator revealed that he passed the fake Russian dossier claiming that Donald Trump was into “golden showers” over to the FBI in order to try and overturn his election win. reports:

‘I did what any citizen should do. I received sensitive information and handed it to the FBI,’ he told CNN – the network which broke the story that the document existed. It was then published in full by Buzzfeed.

‘That’s why I gave it to the FBI. I don’t know if it is credible or not but the information I thought deserved to be delivered to the FBI, the appropriate agency of government.’

He added: ‘It doesn’t trouble me because I don’t know if it is accurate or not. I have no way of corroborating that.

‘The individual gave me the information. I looked at it. After receiving that information I took it to the FBI.’

He added that he was now aware from media reports that the FBI was apparently already in possession of the information. ‘

The Arizona senator had issued a public statement amid mounting questions of his exact role in the affair – and how a document riddled with errors and unverifiable claims came to be published.

‘Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,’ he said.

‘Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the Director of the FBI.

‘That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.’

But the 2008 Republican loser, who disowned his party’s candidate weeks before the election, may have been far more intimately involved than that.

The chain of how the document reached the FBI is not officially known.

However Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporter who contributed to the first story about its existence, published by CNN on Tuesday afternoon, suggested that McCain was handed it by a former British ambassador to Moscow.

Bernstein told CNN: ‘It...


Atomic Verification Via Private Key Locked Bitcoin Transactions "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The smart contract technology permits the creation of new protocols that can be implemented on top of bitcoin’s protocol itself. This signals the development of complex scripts, that are far beyond the requirement of a single digital signature. A research paper, which has been published a few days ago, introduced a new concept of private key locked bitcoin transactions, which represents an innovative type of transactions that permit atomic verification of a specific private key (which belongs to an asymmetric pair of keys) throughout the process of execution of the script.

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What Are Private Key Locked Bitcoin Transactions?

Although the present hash locked bitcoin transactions permit the usage of a symmetric key to unlock the value of a transaction, or even a private key that belongs to an asymmetric pair of keys, considering that a private key can only be verified using the correspondent public key can inspire the development of a more secure and simple approach.

Symmetric keys are forms of arbitrary characters, as they are strings of bits. Consequently, the only way to certify the validity of a given symmetric key is to confirm that it successfully decrypts data which was initially encrypted using that same key.

On the other hand, anyone can check if a private key and a public key match a pair. This can easily be achieved using the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm ECDSA; you just have to multiply, the integer that represents a given private key, by a base point on the elliptic curve, a predefined system parameter, which would result in a point on the curve that corresponds to the public key. The bitcoin protocol uses a secp256k1 implementation to formulate ECDSA operations which includes a mathematical function that multiplies a given generator by a specific scalar (secp256k1_ecmult_gen). This function is utilized to calculate ECDSA digital signatures.

By developing novel bitcoin opcodes, a new crypto opcode can be implemented to perform this validation statement OP_CHECKKEYPAIRVERIFY which will pop outside the two values of privKey and pubKey, which correspond to ECDSA’s private key and public key respectively) and verify that the two keys match a pair. Alternatively, if the two keys match a pair, the opcode will roll back to the stack’s two operands and the transaction execution process will start.



Yes, You Can Die From a ‘Broken Heart,’ and Optimism Makes You Live Longer "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

On December 27, 2016, actress Carrie Fisher, aged 60, died from a heart attack. The very next day, her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds died from a stroke. In the wake of the loss of these two popular Hollywood icons, many have asked whether you can actually die from a broken heart.1,2,3

The short answer to that question is yes. Broken heart syndrome (formally known as stress cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy) is a real medical condition, triggered by acute, major stress or shock — such as the death of a loved one.

Indeed, your heart and mind are closely interlinked, and your mental states can have a distinct influence on your heart health and overall longevity.

Symptoms and Risks of Broken Heart Syndrome

Symptoms of broken heart syndrome are very similar to those of a heart attack, including chest pain and shortness of breath. The difference is there's no actual damage to the heart to trigger it. Extreme shock or stress may also trigger a hemorrhagic stroke by causing a dramatic rise or change in blood pressure.

According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), broken heart syndrome is a "temporary condition where your heart muscle becomes suddenly weakened or stunned." The left ventricle, your heart's largest chamber, also changes shape, which adds to the temporary dysfunction.

This sudden weakness of the heart is thought to be due to the sudden release of large quantities of adrenaline and other stress hormones.

Adrenaline increases your blood pressure and heart rate, and it's been suggested it may lead to narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to your heart, or even bind directly to heart cells allowing large amounts of calcium to enter and render the cells temporarily unable to function properly.

While most will successfully recover, in some, the change of shape of the left ventricle can trigger a fatal heart attack. An estimated 90 percent of broken heart syndrome occurs in women.

Having a history of neurological problems, such as seizure disorders, and/or a history of mental health problems is thought to raise you...

Jasmine Absolute Oil Gives Off a Romantic Vibe and Immense Health Benefits "IndyWatch Feed Health"

What Is Jasmine Absolute Oil?

Jasmine absolute oil can be extracted from different jasmine species, such as common jasmine (Jasminum Officinale) and Spanish jasmine (Jasminum Grandiflorum). They belong to the Oleaceae family, which has more than 200 species under its genus.

Jasmine absolute oil is extracted from the white flowers of the plant, which can reach a height of 10 to 15 feet, and bears dark green leaves. Its flowers usually blossom at night,1 but the plant grows from summer until fall.2

Due to its powerful fragrance, Pakistan has named jasmine its national flower. In India, it is regarded by the Hindus as a holy flower.

Uses of Jasmine Absolute Oil

Jasmine absolute oil is known to be an important ingredient in making perfumes such as Chanel No. 5 and Eau de Sauvage from France. In culinary, it is used to add flavor to alcohol, confectionery (candies) and desserts. It is also added to body lotions, shampoos and soaps.

In South India, jasmine flowers are used in garland preparation and as a hair decoration.

Composition of Jasmine Absolute Oil

The essential oil is composed of various properties such as benzyl acetate, linalool, benzyl alcohol, indole, benzyl benzoate, cis-jasmone, geraniol, methyl anthranilate. It contains traces of p. cresol, farnesol, cis-3-hexenyl benzoate, eugenol, nerol, ceosol, benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, y-terpineol, nerolidol, isohytol and phytol.

Jasmine absolute oil blends well with rose, neroli, bergamot, petitgrain, sandalwood, citruses, palmarosa, geranium and rosewood.

Benefits of Jasmine Absolute Oil

Jasmine absolute oil is known to be an effective aphrodisiac with seductive qualities. It may help address sexual problems like premature ejaculation and impotence. When used by lovers, it's believed to help release strong sexual energies and  stimulate sexual chakra. It also works great when used during yoga.3

The essential oil contains carminative, emmenagogue, expectorant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and tonic agents. Other benefits of jasmine...

Are Saunas Good for Your Brain? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

In the U.S., many Americans use a sauna only occasionally, perhaps while at the gym or on vacation — if at all. In Finland, in contrast, 99 percent of Finns take at least one sauna a week,1 and some far more often than that.

Known as a "poor man's pharmacy," Finns value saunas for stress relief, above all else, but the simple act of sitting quietly in a heated room, with or without steam (or as it's known in Finland, löyly), offers proven health benefits that virtually everyone can enjoy, including a boost to brain health.

Not surprisingly, much of the research on saunas' health benefits comes from Finland, a country with about 5.5 million people and 3.3 million saunas (they're as common as television sets).2

There, saunas are commonly found in private homes, offices and even factories, and regular use is an integral part of Finnish life. According to the Harvard Health Blog:3

"Saunas are accessible to Finns of every walk of life … [and] the very nature of the Finnish sauna is designed to reduce stress. The sauna has been a gathering place for family and friends for centuries.

And sauna etiquette, which frowns upon swearing or discussing controversial topics while bathing, is instilled in Finns during childhood."

Sauna Use May Lower Your Risk of Dementia

In an age when Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia, is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.,4 simple tools to help with prevention are crucial. Sauna use, it turns out, may be one such option.

Finnish researchers evaluated medical records from more than 2,300 men who were part of the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease (KIHD) study, tracking their health for an average of 20 years.

Men who used th...


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I don't mind I like winter
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snug insulated dwelling
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in the otherwise smooth
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Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.0009 BTC
0.0010 BTC = 1.05 AUD

Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.0010 BTC = 0.79 USD
1.00 USD = 0.0013 BTC


Ask Tess: I’m Vacuum Sealing Food For the First Time "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Hi Tess,

I am a first timer and I am wondering if I need to freeze my peas, beans and lentils before I vacuum pack them in the jars and vacuum bags? Also do I need to put oxygen absorbers in the bags and jars? Thanks.

A Reader


Vacuum sealing is a great way to get your long-term food stores stocked up. Congrats on taking those first crucial steps!

Many people freeze there long-term food items to kill off any insects or eggs that may be inside the packaging. If you are worried about insects getting on the long-term food items, then you can freeze them for 24-48 hours and then vacuum seal them. When I vacuum seal my dried goods, I always add an oxygen absorber in with the food. This helps the food stay fresh for the long-term. Also, if you live in an area that has high humidity, you might want to consider adding a desiccant packet as well. This helps absorb any moisture that is present inside the food sealed bag.

Since you’re a first timer, here are some articles that you may find helpful:

I hope this gets you on the right path. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me.

Good Luck!

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MIT Unveils New Material That’s Strongest and Lightest On Earth "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

  • Researchers from MIT have created a new material that is actually stronger than graphene – making it 10 times stronger than steel, with only five percent of its density.
  • The research has many applications, according to experts, including ones in the fields of architecture, construction, and even filtration.


For years, researchers have known that carbon, when arranged in a certain way, can be very strong. Case in point: graphene.

Graphene, which was heretofore, the strongest material known to man, is made from an extremely thin sheet of carbon atoms arranged in two dimensions. But there’s one drawback: while notable for its thinness and unique electrical properties, it’s very difficult to create useful, three-dimensional materials out of graphene.

Now, a team of MIT researchers discovered that taking small flakes of graphene and fusing them following a mesh-like structure not only retains the material’s strength, but the graphene also remains porous. Based on experiments conducted on 3D printed models, researchers have determined that this new material, with its distinct geometry, is actually stronger than graphene – making it 10 times stronger than steel, with only five percent of its density.


The discovery of a material that is extremely strong but exceptionally lightweight will have numerous applications. As MIT reports:

The new findings show that the crucial aspect of the new 3-D forms has more to do with their unusual geometrical configuration than with the material itself, which suggests that similar strong, lightweight materials could be made from a variety of materials by creating similar geometric features.

“You could either use the real graphene material or use the geometry we discovered with other materials, like polymers or metals,” says Markus Buehler, the head of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the McAfee Professor of Engineering. “You can replace...


GaiaPortal 1-11-17… “New Beginnings commence throughout the Gaia-supporting Cosmos” "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

gaiaportal_logo288This certainly fits in with the 1-11-1 11:11 portal.

For further interpretations, I suggest checking Rosalie Parker and The Event Hub.


New Beginnings commence throughout the Gaia-supporting Cosmos

New Beginnings commence throughout the Gaia-supporting Cosmos.

Heaven sents make themselves visible to all.

hu-being eyes become fully opened.

The Light cleanses the toxics.

REALizations bear fruit.

Filed under: channeling, energies, new energies Tagged: GaiaPortal ...


Where to Find Zero Waste + Plastic Free Essentials Online "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

As someone who does her best to discourage shopping, I’ve put off writing this guide. For years. Yet I’m regularly asked where to find certain eco-friendly products. And yes: there are certain items that make living plastic-free and zero waste easier. The purpose of this website is to make it easier for people to live […]


A Couple of “Electric” posts 2 of 2… Motherboard 1-9-17… “100 Percent of Dutch Electric Trains Now Run on Wind Energy” "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

electric_train_roel_hemkes_300_1Another non-petroleum-based technology is being used to power all of the electric trains in the Netherlands (apparently they still will use diesel powered trains). This is an additional transition energy source (although I’ve been around big wind turbines, and personally, I’m not a fan of their noise and visual disruption).

Please go to the original article to view an included video.

“The Netherlands now runs all of its electric trains* on wind energy, meeting a goal to transition to 100 percent renewable energy a year ahead of schedule. The new construction of several wind farms helped meet the country’s goal to power all of their locomotives with the renewable energy on Jan. 1, 2017, Dutch news outlet RTL Z reported.

“Dutch train companies, especially industry leader NS, worked with power company Eneco to get the train systems on 75 percent wind power in 2016, and the 100 percent goal was set for 2018, but was met last week, according to...


A Couple of “Electric” posts 1 of 2… Science Vibe 10-6-16… “Route 66 To Be America’s First Solar Roadway” "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

solar_roadway_southwest_300I’ve read about these before, and this showed up yesterday (via FB, most likely)… so I felt it was an appropriate time to post. This may be a transition type of energy generation, prior to full release of overunity (“free energy”) devices.

“Since it was first established in 1926, Route 66—the 2,451-mile stretch of highway that extends from northeast Illinois to southwest California—has been an icon of American’s folklore. Yesterday, Missouri’s highway department announced that its portion of the iconic roadway will soon feature the nation’s first solar road panels for public use.

“The street pavers were developed by Solar Roadways, a company created by inventors Scott and Julie Brusaw which raised more than $2.2 million in crowdfunding in 2014 to bring their technology to market. The Brusaws claim that replacing all of America’s roads and parking lots with their solar pavers would generate more than three times the country’s electricity consumption in 2009.

“Brusaw’s solar roadway have a layer of high-strength translucent glass that has the same traction as asphalt. That glass protects a layer of electronics–solar collecting cells with LEDs and the ability...


Choosing Sutures "IndyWatch Feed Health"

As we go around the country teaching the art of suturing pig’s feet to aspiring porcine podiatrists, we are often asked about how to choose the appropriate suture needles and material for different types of injuries.  There are a wide variety of choices and, today, we’ll discuss what is available and what is most effective for different types of wounds.   First, let’s identify some of the qualities of the optimal suture.  The suture should:   ·        Be sterile ·       

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The 7 Most Prescribed Drugs In The World And Their Natural Counterparts "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: The 7 Most Prescribed Drugs In The World And Their Natural Counterparts For more content like this visit

We don’t have to live in a medicated world, but we certainly choose to. The crux of the matter is that we refuse to proactively think about prevention because we reactively commit to treating the symptoms of underlying health problems. This is the allopathic model. We want the quick fix so we can continue our […]

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Habitech CEB Building System for Sale "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Habitech CEB presses with accessories for sale

Habitech CEB presses with accessories for sale

From Naveed: After trying to manage a business in the states and Pakistan, I have decided to list my complete Habitech small scale production system for sale. With licensing fees and shipping to Pakistan the system was well over $45,000 USD. The system contains 4 manual presses, a large mixer, concrete joist moulds, septic tank moulds, roof tile machine, stair mould, etc. I can give you several detailed lists of what is included and my bill of sale.
Habitech CEB press for making compressed earth blocks

Habitech CEB press for making compressed earth blocks

I can email you ZIP files with more photos and documents. Some pics are of our construction projects in Pakistan. I have other resources such as Habitech construction manuals and videos but they will only be provided to the buyer. We are moving towards faster production and need hydraulic presses. This would be good for an off grid community or small scale housing projects in electricity poor areas. This is a complete CEB house building system in a container. From CEB blocks, to joists, window and door frame moulds, septic tank muolds, roof tile machines, etc.


Swift is Building a Blockchain App to Optimize Global Cash Liquidity "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Swift's newest blockchain project is aimed at improving the management of its so-called nostro accounts for cross-border payment.



Review: No One Knows "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

No One Knows
No One Knows by J.T. Ellison

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 stars to J.T. Ellison‘s No One Knows, a suspense and thriller mystery novel. I received this as a giveaway but was very interested in reading it… in the end, I’m glad I did as there were many good parts, but the ending was definitely a puzzle.


Aubrey Hamilton’s parents died young and she fell prey to the repugnance of a bad seed in the foster system. She had a few people watch out for her, including one she married when Josh became the love of her life. A few years into their marriage, he disappears while at a friend’s wedding and is presumed dead. Many think Aubrey did it, and she almost went to jail for it. After a few stints in rehab and jail, she finally gets her life in order, but she’s not really enjoying her time. When her mother-in-law has her son declared legally dead, Aubrey’s world turns upside down. She’s due to inherit $5M but her mother-in-law plans to take it. Sightings of Josh occur around town, and people suspect he might be alive. A look-a-like falls in love with her and she gives him a chance. And a drug dealer starts stalking her. She’s determined to figure out how it all fits together so she can move on with her life, but when it all comes to a crashing revelation 80% through, readers will be left spinning not knowing who to believe anymore!


1. Aubrey has a grave struggle, and readers will root for her. You want her to survive and either find Josh and have their happily ever after, or if he’s truly dead, ride off into the sunset with Chase even though it started out as a lie. She even takes care of her mother-in-law (who HATED her) when she’s sick… so the sympathy card definitely gets played.

2. It’s a page-turner… I read 30 pages the first night and was really tired so went to sleep, but the next day, I sat for 3-4 hours to finish it because I just had to know… was he alive? did she have something to do with it? Was Chase a bad guy? Was it the mother-in-law all along? Was it the best friend? Was it Arlo, her husband’s best friend? Someone was rotten and I couldn’t stop til I knew!



More marine life misery for Canada's East Coast as lobsters, connors, starfish and crab wash up dead along beaches of Norris Point, "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

The Big Wobble: More marine life misery for Canada’s East Coast as lobsters, connors, starfish and crab wash up dead along beaches of Norris Point,...


Resveratrol maintained cholesterol homeostasis and reduced the amyloidogenic burden. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Alzheimers Dis. 2017 Dec 3. Epub 2017 Dec 3. PMID: 28059793 Abstract Title:  Resveratrol Intervenes in the Cholesterol- and Isoprenoid-Mediated Amyloidogenic Processing of AβPP in Familial Alzheimer's Disease. Abstract:  Deterioration of cholesterol metabolism has recently been a frontier subject of investigation in the field of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Though amyloid-β protein precursor (AβPP) primes the pathological cascade, changes in cholesterol levels and its intermediates, geranyl geranyl pyrophosphate and farnesyl pyrophosphate, is expected to have a different consequence on AβPP processing and amyloid-β (Aβ) generation. However, the use of statins (HMG-COA reductase inhibitor) has been widely implicated in slowing down the pathogenic progression of AD, while the epidemiological reports on its biological effect remains controversial. Considering this fact, the choice of drug that could maintain cholesterol homeostasis without altering its biosynthesis may yield a better therapeutic efficacy on AD. Thus, the present study focused on determining the influence of cholesterol and isoprenoids on amyloidogenic-cleavage of AβPP, in addition to resveratrol as a potent therapeutic drug in CHO-APPswe cell lines. High levels of cholesterol were found to enhance the maturation of AβPP and altered the expression and subcellular localization of ADAM10, BACE1, and PS1 thereby promoting Aβ generation, whereas high isoprenoids increased both maturation as well as amyloidogenic-cleavage of AβPP, which was evident through β-CTF production. Interestingly, the therapeutic efficacy of resveratrol maintained cholesterol homeostasis and reduced the amyloidogenic burden through its ability to enhance SIRT1 expression and thereby regulating differential expression of AD determinants.

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Kitchen Progress: The Next Three Things "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

I officially started the kitchen renovation about a year ago, and between February and May I tore most of the kitchen apart, rearranging cabinets


Taking the backsplash out (with the help of my mom and grandma)…


And taking out the granite counters and sink….


And then I started putting it all back together. I put new cabinets in (and built a few of my own to add to them)…


I installed a new farmhouse sink (which I freaking love, by the way, it’s amazing)…


And I spent a lot of time sanding, patching, and priming a whole lot of wood on the walls, ceilings, and cabinets…


And then, mid-Spring, I put some MDF down for temporary counters, plugged the new range in, and called it good enough for now…


Inhaled resveratrol treatments could slow ageing-related degenerative changes in mouse lung. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Thorax. 2017 Jan 9. Epub 2017 Jan 9. PMID: 28070015 Abstract Title:  Inhaled resveratrol treatments slow ageing-related degenerative changes in mouse lung. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Lung ageing, a significant risk factor for chronic human lung diseases such as COPD and emphysema, is characterised by airspace enlargement and decreasing lung function. Likewise, in prematurely ageing telomerase null (terc-/-) mice, p53 stabilisation within diminishing numbers of alveolar epithelial type 2 cells (AEC2) accompanies reduced lung function. Resveratrol (RSL) is a plant phytoalexin that has previously showed efficacy in enhancing invertebrate longevity and supporting mammalian muscle metabolism when delivered orally. Here, we tested whether inhaled RSL could protect young, terc-/- mice from accelerated ageing of the lung.METHODS: terc-/- mice aged 2 months inhaled 1 mg/kg RSL that was instilled intratracheally once per month for 3 months. One month after the last inhalation, whole lung function, structure and cellular DNA damage were evaluated and AEC2 survival was assessed by western blotting for survival pathway gene expression.RESULTS: RSL treatments delayed the loss of lung compliance (p

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Plant Once Harvest for Years "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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By Jackie Clay-Atkinson Year after year we start seeds, till the ground, plant, weed, harvest, then tear it all out at the end of the season. It’s a lot of work, no doubt. But there are some plants you can plant once that will produce a lifetime of food after they are established. Old-timers knew […]

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The Merchant George Gisze, Hans Holbein the Younger, 1532 "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

The Merchant George Gisze, Hans Holbein the Younger, 1532


Video Bounty App Vevue Ditches Ethereum to Payout in Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Video review app Vevue (pronounced ‘vay-view’) recently launched a beta test. The company is paying bitcoin for quick video reviews of locations and events. talked to Thomas Olson, Vevue founder, to discuss his latest venture.

Also read: New Image Hosting Service Pays Thousands of Uploaders in Bitcoin 

How to Earn Bitcoin with Vevue

Vevue now allows users to request (requesters) any videos of any place or events such as restaurants or landmarks by pinning them to a map, and place a bitcoin bounty on them. “Anyone can also fund their account with Bitcoin and pin Bitcoin to the map asking for videos,” Olson told Then, other app users (recorders) can take videos of the subject, uploading it into Vevue and claim the bounty. However, “The only way to earn Bitcoin is by answering an already pinned Request from the map,” Olson added.


To ensure everyone gets paid, while the app is new and there are not many users requesting videos yet, the company is taking it upon itself to pin requests for users to answer. Olson said:



Resveratrol may modulate the inflammatory response of coronary artery in Kawasaki disease. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  BMC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2017 Jan 9 ;18(1):3. Epub 2017 Jan 9. PMID: 28069066 Abstract Title:  Anti-inflammatory effect of resveratrol in human coronary arterial endothelial cells via induction of autophagy: implication for the treatment of Kawasaki disease. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile vasculitis in childhood, which is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. If untreated, KD can result in coronary aneurysms in 25% of patients, and even under intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment, 10-20% of children will have IVIG resistance and increased risk of developing coronary arteritis complication. Additional therapies should be explored to decrease the incidence of coronary artery lesions and improve the prognosis in KD. Autophagy has been reported to play a critical role in a variety of heart diseases. Resveratrol (RSV) confers cardio protection during ischemia and reperfusion in rats via activation of autophagy. Serum TNF-alpha levels are elevated in KD, which might activate the endothelial cells to express intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), vascular cellular adhesion molecule-1(VCAM-1), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and IL-1β.METHODS: Human coronary arterial endothelial cells (HCAECs) were either untreated or treated by TNF-α 10 ng/ml for 2 h in the presence or absence of RSV or autophagy-related protein 16-like 1 (Atg16L1) siRNA. Total RNA was analyzed by real-time quantitative PCR for ICAM-1, VCAM-1, iNOS and IL-1β mRNA expressions. The involvement of autophagy proteins was investigated by Western blot.RESULTS: Pretreatment with resveratrol significantly inhibited TNF-α-induced ICAM-1, iNOS and IL-1β mRNA expression in HCAECs. Western blot revealed the enhanced autophagy proteins LC3B and Atg16L1 expression by RSV. The suppressive effects of RSV were obviously counteracted by Atg16L1 siRNA.CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrated RSV had anti-inflammatory effects on HCAECs via induction of autophagy. Our results suggest that resveratrol may modulate the inflammatory response of coronary artery in KD and explore the role of autophagy in the pathogenesis and alternative therapy of coronary arterial lesions in KD.

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These results suggest that what we eat plays a role in our capacity to fine tune the inflammatory response. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Leukoc Biol. 2017 Jan ;101(1):275-284. Epub 2016 Aug 5. PMID: 27496979 Abstract Title:  Dietary fiber and the short-chain fatty acid acetate promote resolution of neutrophilic inflammation in a model of gout in mice. Abstract:  : Gout is a disease characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in the joints. Continuous gout episodes may lead to unresolved inflammatory responses and tissue damage. We investigated the effects of a high-fiber diet and acetate, a short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) resulting from the metabolism of fiber by gut microbiota, on the inflammatory response in an experimental model of gout in mice. Injection of MSU crystals into the knee joint of mice induced neutrophil influx and inflammatory hypernociception. The onset of inflammatory response induced by MSU crystals was not altered in animals given a high-fiber diet, but the high-fiber diet induced faster resolution of the inflammatory response. Similar results were obtained in animals given the SCFA acetate. Acetate was effective, even when given after injection of MSU crystals at the peak of the inflammatory response and induced caspase-dependent apoptosis of neutrophils that accounted for the resolution of inflammation. Resolution of neutrophilic inflammation was associated with decreased NF-κB activity and enhanced production of anti-inflammatory mediators, including IL-10, TGF-β, and annexin A1. Acetate treatment or intake of a high-fiber diet enhanced efferocytosis, an effect also observed in vitro with neutrophils treated with acetate. In conclusion, a high-fiber diet or one of its metabolic products, acetate, controls the inflammatory response to MSU crystals by favoring the resolution of the inflammatory response. Our studies suggest that what we eat plays a determinant role in our capacity to fine tune the inflammatory response.INTRODUCTION:

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Green tea polyphenols play a protective role in spinal cord neurons under oxidative stress. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Neural Regen Res. 2014 Jul 15 ;9(14):1379-85. PMID: 25221595 Abstract Title:  Green tea polyphenols protect spinal cord neurons against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress. Abstract:  Green tea polyphenols are strong antioxidants and can reduce free radical damage. To investigate their neuroprotective potential, we induced oxidative damage in spinal cord neurons using hydrogen peroxide, and applied different concentrations (50-200μg/mL) of green tea polyphenol to the cell medium for 24 hours. Measurements of superoxide dismutase activity, malondialdehyde content, and expression of apoptosis-related genes and proteins revealed that green tea polyphenol effectively alleviated oxidative stress. Our results indicate that greentea polyphenols play a protective role in spinal cord neurons under oxidative stress.

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Proof Gold Prices Are Manipulated: Plot to “Negate Long-Term Hoarding By U.S. Citizens” "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


This article was written by Clint Siegner and originally published at Money Metals Exchange.

Editor’s Comment: For years, those close to gold and silver investing have understood the ongoing suppression. Having competing currencies and alternate stores of value invades upon the hegemony of the fiat currency system. With the set up of a futures market, the bankers could have it all – limit the physical holdings in gold, and collect money of the suckers in the bubble. Trading on 90%+ non-existent commodities, the financial markets did what they have done with other assets – make it difficult for outsiders to store value and get ahead.

In the long run, however, the fiat currency system is doomed to collapse, and those who are prepared will always have back-ups, fail-safes and other alternatives to turn to. With hard evidence of manipulation, perhaps prosecutions and regulation reforms could even peg gold back near reality sometime in the foreseeable future. What is today trading at $1191 may really be worth $3,000, $4,000 or $5,000 grand. The question is: who controls reality?

Gold Prices Are Being Hacked

by Clint Siegner

Major U.S. and international banks cheat their customers and rig markets. Revelations have been piling up since the 2008 financial crisis. Hundreds of billions have been paid in fines, penalties, and settlements. The fraud, price manipulation, lying, and theft – once considered conspiracy theories – are now incontrovertible conspiracy facts.

This reality is dawning now in the precious metals industry. GATA, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, labored for years making the case for price manipulation in the markets. They, and others, made a powerful argument complete with price charts and trading patterns that simply could not be explained in free and fair markets.

But their argument was universally disregarded by regulators and largely ignored by major players inside the industry. Gold and silver miners, refiners, and users never took meaningful action to combat price rigging, even as price volatility wreaked havoc in their business. GATA lacked enough “smoking gun” evidence, and most people simply assumed their claims couldn’t be true.

The recent settlement deal in which Deutsche Bank handed over 350,000 pages of internal documents and more than 70 voice recordings is chang...


Community prescribed ASMs were associated with increased rates of C. difficile and Campylobacter positive gastroenteritis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Jan 5. Epub 2017 Jan 5. PMID: 28054368 Abstract Title:  Acid suppression medications and bacterial gastroenteritis: a population-based cohort study. Abstract:  AIMS: To investigate whether acid suppression medicines (ASMs) increase the risk of bacterial gastroenteritis.METHODS: A population-based, propensity-score matched cohort study using a record-linkage database in Tayside, Scotland. The study consisted of 188,323 exposed to ASMs [proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and H2 receptor antagonists (H2RA)] and 376,646 controls (a propensity-score matched cohort from the rest of population who were not exposed to ASMs) between 1999 and 2013. The main outcome measure was a positive stool test for C. difficile, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella or Escherichia coli O157. The association between ASMs and risk of bacterial gastroenteritis was assessed by a Cox regression model.RESULTS: There were 22,705 positive test results (15,273 Clostridium difficile (toxin positive), 6,590 Campylobacter, 852 Salmonella, 129 Shigella and 193 Escherichia coli O157, not mutually exclusive) with a total of 5,729,743 person-years follow up time in Tayside, 1999-2013. The adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) for culture positive diarrhoea for the PPIs and H2RA exposed vs unexposed cohort were 2.72 [95% confidence interval (CI) 2.33, 3.17] during follow up time for samples submitted from the community and 1.28 (95% CI 1.08, 1.52) for samples submitted from hospitals. Compared with the unexposed cohort, patients in the exposed group had increased risks of C. difficile and Campylobacter [adjusted HRs of 1.70 (95% CI 1.28, 2.25), 3.71 (95% CI 3.04, 4.53) for community samples, and 1.42 (95% CI 1.17, 1.71), 4.53 (95% CI 1.75, 11.8) for hospital samples, respectively].CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that community prescribed ASMs were associated with increased rates of C. difficile and Campylobacter positive gastroenteritis in both the community and hospital settings.

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Melittin from bee venom significantly inhibited the replication of enveloped viruses. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Microbiol. 2016 Dec ;54(12):853-866. Epub 2016 Nov 26. PMID: 27888461 Abstract Title:  Inhibitory effects of bee venom and its components against viruses in vitro and in vivo. Abstract:  Bee venom (BV) from honey bee (Apis Melifera L.) contains at least 18 pharmacologically active components including melittin (MLT), phospholipase A2 (PLA2), and apamin etc. BV is safe for human treatments dose dependently and proven to possess different healing properties including antibacterial and antiparasitidal properties. Nevertheless, antiviral properties of BV have not well investigated. Hence, we identified the potential antiviral properties of BV and its component against a broad panel of viruses. Co-incubation of non-cytotoxic amounts of BV and MLT, the main component of BV, significantly inhibited the replication of enveloped viruses such as Influenza A virus (PR8), Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), and Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Additionally, BV and MLT also inhibited the replication of non-enveloped viruses such as Enterovirus-71 (EV-71) and Coxsackie Virus (H3). Such antiviral properties were mainly explained by virucidal mechanism. Moreover, MLT protected mice which were challenged with lethal doses of pathogenic influenza A H1N1 viruses. Therefore, these results provides the evidence that BV and MLT could be a potential source as a promising antiviral agent, especially to develop as a broad spectrum antiviral agent.

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Our Top Shop Tips for 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

kreg-jig-pocket-hole-jig-modification-5-of-8We look back at some of our favorite shop short-cuts, tips, tricks, and hacks for 2016.

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#Vaccine Exemption Forms listed by State "IndyWatch Feed Health"


#vaccine associated Measles "IndyWatch Feed Health"



This review will serve as an updated resource regarding bee venom enzymes and their effects on health. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Molecules. 2016 Dec 27 ;22(1). Epub 2016 Dec 27. PMID: 28035985 Abstract Title:  Impact of Bee Venom Enzymes on Diseases and Immune Responses. Abstract:  Bee venom (BV) is used to treat many diseases and exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antimutagenic, radioprotective, anti-nociceptive immunity promoting, hepatocyte protective and anti-cancer activity. According to the literature, BV contains several enzymes, including phospholipase A2 (PLA2), phospholipase B, hyaluronidase, acid phosphatase andα-glucosidase. Recent studies have also reported the detection of different classes of enzymes in BV, including esterases, proteases and peptidases, protease inhibitors and other important enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism. Nevertheless, the physiochemical properties and functions of eachenzyme class and their mechanisms remain unclear. Various pharmacotherapeutic effects of some of the BV enzymes have been reported in several studies. At present, ongoing research aims to characterize each enzyme and elucidate their specific biological roles. This review gathers all the current knowledge on BV enzymes and their specific mechanisms in regulating various immune responses and physiological changes to provide a basis for future therapies for various diseases.

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Twice #vaccinated person infects another with measles. 1st documented case. "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Studies show that #vaccinated people are infected and contagious "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Eradication of H. pylori caused perturbation of the gut microbiome and may indirectly affect the health of humans. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  PLoS One. 2016 ;11(3):e0151893. Epub 2016 Mar 18. PMID: 26991500 Abstract Title:  Helicobacter pylori Eradication Causes Perturbation of the Human Gut Microbiome in Young Adults. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence shows that Helicobacter pylori protects against some metabolic and immunological diseases in which the development of these diseases coincide with temporal or permanent dysbiosis. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of H. pylori eradication on the human gut microbiome.METHODS: As part of the currently on-going ESSAY (Eradication Study in Stable Adults/Youths) study, we collected stool samples from 17 H. pylori-positive young adult (18-30 years-old) volunteers. The same cohort was followed up 6, 12 and 18 months-post H. pylori eradication. The impact of H. pylori on the human gut microbiome pre- and post-eradication was investigated using high throughput 16S rRNA gene (V3-V4 region) sequencing using the Illumina Miseq followed by data analysis using Qiime pipeline.RESULTS: We compared the composition and diversity of bacterial communities in the fecal microbiome of the H. pylori-positive volunteers, before and after H. pylori eradication therapy. The 16S rRNA gene was sequenced at an average of 150,000-170,000 reads/sample. The microbial diversity were similar pre- and post-H. pylori eradication with no significant differences in richness and evenness of bacterial species. Despite that the general profile of the gut microbiome was similar pre- and post-eradication, some changes in the bacterial communities at the phylum and genus levels were notable, particularly the decrease in relative abundance of Bacterioidetes and corresponding increase in Firmicutes after H. pylori eradication. The significant increase of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA)-producing bacteria genera could also be associated with increased risk of metabolic disorders.CONCLUSIONS: Our preliminary stool metagenomics study shows that eradication of H. pylori caused perturbation of the gut microbiome and may indirectly affect the health of human. Clinicians should be aware of the effect of broad spectrum antibiotics used in H. pylori eradication regimen and be cautious in the clinical management of H. pylori infection, particularly in immunocompromised patients.

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Don’t Be Fooled! There is Nothing Smart About Smartwater "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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by ANYA V Most of us don’t usually pay for something you can get for free. But yet many of us willingly pay a few dollars for a bottle of water. We may just be victims of the marketing machine that has turned into a $100 billion dollar industry. However, bottled water isn’t the fancy […]

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Protests in Mexico Push Country to Brink of Revolution and Nobody’s Talking About It "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Tensions in Mexico are currently escalating due to failing neoliberal reforms to the country’s formerly nationalized gas sector. This issue has been surrounded by open corruption, decreasing standards of living, and increasing inflation, due to this protests are rising throughout the nation.

As per the usual, the U.S mainstream media has ignored the issue for the most part. While the media has remained silent, tensions have continued to rise, and have even made their way to the U.S-Mexico border in San Diego, California.

The continuing “gasolinazo” protests in Mexico due to a 20 percent increase in gas prices have resulted in over 400 arrests, 250 looted stores, and sadly six deaths. In the protests, roads have been blocked, borders are closed, and government buildings sacked. For the most part the protests have remained peaceful, outside of a few incidents in which protesters state the government is to blame.

While a few media outlets have reported on the events, they fail to explain anything past the rising gas prices.

The ‘Narco-State’ has quite a bit to do with the current events in Mexico.
‘Narco-State’ is a term used to describe the corruption taking place between the Mexican government and drug cartels. Just recently, the corruption has made the headlines due to 43 Ayotzinapa students being kidnapped.

The kidnappings are still unsolved, however, members of the Guerrero Unidos drug cartel have admitted to cooperating with local police forces to silence activists.

Other issues surround the controversy as well, including neo-liberal policies which have left the working class behind, as well as rising inflation.

Out of control inflation could perhaps be the center of the entire conflict. Workers have been stretched to no end due to their minimum wage equating to around four U.S dollars per day. As food prices skyrocket, along with gas and other increases, living standards are deteriorating.

Of course, there is no one factor that is to blame for the extreme levels of civil unrest in Mexico. Even before the kidnapping, Mexico was already consumed with protests, marches, and strikes that have been taking place throughout the nation. The current administration has a 22% approval......


Raw Wood Finish - The Clearest Poly for Your Furniture and Wood Projects "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

DISCLOSURE: I have worked with Rustoleum for many years and love their products.  This post is sponsored by Rustoleum, all opinions expressed are my own.


A few of you are asking about how we achieve a "bare wood" look on projects, so I thought I'd take a second to share some of my wood finishing secrets.

A couple of years back, we built a remote cabin on a lake up here in Alaska.

We spent weeks hand cutting all of the wood beams inside the cabin.

Yes, with a chisel by hand.  

The results are among the most beautiful things we've ever made with wood, and we didn't want to cover the wood up in any way with paint, stain or even a polyurethane that would discolor the wood.  

So I spent weeks testing different polys, waiting for them to dry, searching relentlessly for a clear top coat that was just that - clear.  No wet wood look, no yellowing, just clear, like nothing was even on the wood.

I finally settled on Varathane Polyuethane in Crystal Clear, and we gave it a go.



Re-establishing microbiota-mediated colonization resistance after antibiotic treatment could markedly reduce infections. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Science. 2016 Apr 29 ;352(6285):535-8. PMID: 27126035 Abstract Title:  Resurrecting the intestinal microbiota to combat antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Abstract:  The intestinal microbiota, which is composed of diverse populations of commensal bacterial species, provides resistance against colonization and invasion by pathogens. Antibiotic treatment can damage the intestinal microbiota and, paradoxically, increase susceptibility to infections. Reestablishing microbiota-mediated colonization resistance after antibiotic treatment could markedly reduce infections, particularly those caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Ongoing studies are identifying commensal bacterial species that can be developed into next-generation probiotics to reestablish or enhance colonization resistance. These live medicines are at various stages of discovery, testing, and production and are being subjected to existing regulatory gauntlets for eventual introduction into clinical practice. The development of next-generation probiotics to reestablish colonization resistance and eliminate potential pathogens from the gut is warranted and will reduce health care-associated infections caused by highly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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A Voice Lost in the Crowd "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Martial, Epigrams 1.97

When everyone is shouting, that’s the only time you speak,
Friend Naevolus, and then you claim you’re an advocate and lawyer.
According to your logic, there’s no soul who can’t be eloquent.
But look!  They’ve all gone silent.  Friend Naevolus, say something!

Cum clamant omnes, loqueris tunc, Naeuole, tantum,
     et te patronum causidicumque putas.
Hac ratione potest nemo non esse disertus.
     Ecce, tacent omnes: Naeuole, dic aliquid.

Three Lawyers Talking, Honoré Daumier, 1843-48


Melatonin improves metabolic syndrome induced by high fructose intake in rats. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Pineal Res. 2012 May ;52(4):403-13. Epub 2012 Jan 6. PMID: 22220562 Abstract Title:  Melatonin improves metabolic syndrome induced by high fructose intake in rats. Abstract:  In this study, we examined whether melatonin improves metabolic syndrome induced by high fructose intake in male Wistar rats. Feeding of a diet containing 60% fructose (HFD) for 4 or 6 wk caused increased serum insulin, triglyceride, total cholesterol, free fatty acids, uric acid, leptin, and lipid peroxide concentrations as well as hepatic triglyceride and cholesterol concentrations, and relative intra-abdominal fat and liver weights. The 4- or 6-wk HFD feeding reduced serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and adiponectin concentrations. The 6-wk HFD feeding increased serum tumor necrosis factor-α concentration and hepatic lipid peroxide concentration and lowered hepatic reduced glutathione concentration. Daily intraperitoneal administration of melatonin (1 or 10mg/kg body weight), starting at 4-wk HFD feeding, attenuated these changes at 6-wk HFD feeding more effectively at its higher dose than at its lower dose. In an oral glucose tolerance test, rats with 4- or 6-wk HFD feeding showed higher serum insulin response curve and normal serum glucose response curve when compared with the corresponding animals that received the control diet. The 4- or 6-wk HFD feeding caused insulin resistance, judging from the scores of HOMR-IR and QUICKI, which are indices of insulin resistance. The daily administered melatonin (1 or 10mg/kg body weight) ameliorated the higher serum insulin response curve in the oral glucose tolerance test and insulin resistance at 6-wk HFD feeding more effectively at its higher dose than at its lower dose. These results indicate that melatonin improves metabolic syndrome induced by high fructose intake in rats.

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Celebrating the 1-11-1 11:11… Phase 2 "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

After the 11:11, the Fountains of Light have become a Mountain of Light!!

Aloha, KP

[Click to view Phase 1.]

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As India Goes Cashless, its Central Bank Researches Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Following an increase in domestic bitcoin interest, a research center backed by India's central bank is now researching blockchain.



The administration of a combination of fructose and lipids was found to be ideal for the development of an experimentally induced T2D model. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nutr Metab (Lond). 2016 ;13:15. Epub 2016 Feb 25. PMID: 26918024 Abstract Title:  High-fructose and high-fat diet-induced disorders in rats: impact on diabetes risk, hepatic and vascular complications. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: As a result of the increased consumption of sugar-rich and fatty-products, and the increase in preference for such products, metabolic disorders are becoming more common at a younger age. Fructose is particularly used in prepared foods and carbonated beverages. We investigated the impact of regular consumption of fructose, in combination or not with fatty food, on the onset of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes (T2D). We evaluated the metabolic, oxidative, and functional effects on the liver and blood vessels, both related to diabetes complications.METHODS: High-fat diet (HFD), high-fructose beverages (HF) or both (HFHF) were compared to rats fed with normal diet (ND) for 8 months to induce T2D and its metabolic, oxidative, and functional complications. Metabolic control was determined by measuring body weight, fasting blood glucose, C-peptide, HOMA2-IR, leptin, and cholesterol; oxidative parameters were studied by lipid peroxidation and total antioxidant capacity inplasma and the use of ROS labelling on tissue. Histological analysis was performed on the liver and endothelial function was performed in main mesenteric artery using organ-baths.RESULTS: After 2 months, HFHF and HFD increased body weight, leptin, HOMA2-IR associated to steatosis, oxidative stress in plasma and tissues, whereas HF had only a transient increase of leptin and c-peptide. Only HFHF induced fasting hyperglycaemia after 6 months and persistent hyperinsulinaemia and fasting hyperglycaemia with complicated steatosis (inflammation and fibrosis) after 8 months. HFHF and HFD induced endothelial dysfunction at 8 months of diet.CONCLUSIONS: Six months, high fat and high carbohydrate induced T2D with widespread tissues effects. We demonstrated the role of oxidative stress in pathogenesis as well as in complications (hepatic and vascular), reinforcing interest in the use of antioxidants in the prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases, including T2D.

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Celebrating the 1-11-1 11:11… Phase 1 "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

This is the first phase. Coconut milk spicy mocha, with fountains of Light coming from the flower!!

Hold on for Phase 2

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Judges Reject Claim That Social Workers Didn’t Know Lying In Court to Remove Children Was Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Health"

9th circuit Preslie Hardwick v. Marcia Vreeken

Judges Reject Orange County’s Claim That Social Workers Didn’t Know Lying In Court Was Wrong

By R. Scott Moxley
OC Weekly


Using taxpayer funds, government officials in Orange County have spent the last 16 years arguing the most absurd legal proposition in the entire nation: How could social workers have known it was wrong to lie, falsify records and hide exculpatory evidence in 2000 so that a judge would forcibly take two young daughters from their mother for six-and-a-half years?

From the you-can’t-make-up-this-crap file, county officials are paying Lynberg & Watkins, a private Southern California law firm specializing in defending cops in excessive force lawsuits, untold sums to claim the social workers couldn’t have “clearly” known that dishonesty wasn’t acceptable in court and, as a back up, even if they did know, they should enjoy immunity for their misdeeds because they were government employees.

A panel at the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on Orange County’s appeal of federal judge Josephine L. Staton’s refusal last year to grant immunity to the bureaucrats in Preslie Hardwick v. County of Orange, a lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages. In short, judges Stephen S. Trott, John B. Owens and Michelle T. Friedland were not amused. They affirmed Staton’s decision.

But to grasp the ridiculousness of the government’s stance, read key, Oct. 7, 2016 exchanges between the panel and Pancy Lin, a partner at Lynberg & Watkins.

Trott: How in the world could a person in the shoes of your clients possibly believe that it was appropriate to use perjury and false evidence in order to impair somebody’s liberty interest in the care, custody and control of that person’s children? How could they possibly not be on notice that you can’t do this?

Lin: I understand.



Cleveland Medical Director Attacked for Questioning Vaccine Safety "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Daniel Neides of the Cleveland Clinic. Image source.

by Jefferey Jaxen
Health Impact News

Last week Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Daniel Neides of the Cleveland Clinic decided to post an op-ed article titled “Make 2017 the Year to Avoid Toxins (good luck) and Master Your Domain: Words on Wellness.” Half of the article is dedicated to the known and well-documented fact that the public in the U.S. is exposed to an unprecedented toxic burden that, for the most part, relies on the daily choices in many areas of each individual’s life. The other half of the piece is dedicated to raising questions for the public and the medical community to consider regarding vaccines and the current vaccination program in the United States, a program that has seen over $3 billion in injury and death payouts; $114 million in 2015 alone.

Dr. Neides opens his article describing his personal experience with a recent adverse reaction he endured from the flu vaccine he received. A vaccine that continually tops the Department of Justice’s payout list for damages awarded racking up $61 million alone in 2015

Dr. Neides’ premise throughout his piece was for the public to “start with ourselves” when making our own decisions about our individual health and wellness. He explicitly states:

“My goal is to help you think about your total body burden related to toxic exposures” and “discover ways to assist our bodies to optimally detoxify.”



The Ariel School UFO Encounter: The Whole Story "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

One of the most curious stories of alien contact with humans is reported to have occurred in a schoolyard in the town of Ruwa, a town 22 kilometers southeast of Harare, the capital of the African country of Zimbabwe, on September 16, 1994.


President-Elect Donald Trump Needs Your Support Regarding A New Vaccine Commission "IndyWatch Feed Food"



All US citizens need to mobilize to SUPPORT President-Elect Donald Trump’s decision to create a vaccine safety commission. Yesterday, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was asked by Trump to chair a commission on vaccine safety and integrity and now the media is directing intense criticism at both Trump and Kennedy.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has accepted the position as chair of the commission as announced in an interview with CNN in Trump Tower. The media is scrambling and doing everything in their power to discredit Kennedy and Trump by labeling them as anti-vaccine and disseminating information that vaccines do not cause injury.

We must do everything in our power to let President-Elect Trump know he is well supported in his decision to investigate the safety and integrity of vaccines.

We recommend you read this article for a more accurate portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.


  1. Help create a Twitter storm TODAY. Encourage everyone you know to tweet under #RFKJrVaxSafety to get the commission going. RFK’s group, The World Mercury Project, is asking that people tweet to @realDonaldTrump to thank him for taking vaccine safety seriously, and tell him he and @RobertKennedyJr are right to question vaccine safety.
  2. Email President-Elect Trump and thank him for his decision to set up a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity. Let him know he is doing the right thing and you fully support his actions. https://www.d...


Stop Taxpayer's Money Funding Adani !!! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Adani could get be about to get their its hands on $1 billion dollars of Australian taxpayer money.
Right now the Turnbull Government is preparing to subsidise the destruction of our Reef and climate with a public handout for Adani's rail line to its monstrous Carmichael coal mine.
The government body that could provide Adani with this outrageous taxpayer handout is the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).
The board of NAIF are considering Adani's application right now and most of the board have extremely close ties to the coal industry. You can bet they'll be under immense pressure from their mates in the coal lobby to make sure Adani get their handout.
Can you contact the board of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility and tell them why you oppose a handout for Adani?


New from the National Academy of Sciences "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Follow Us!Share This!The National Academy of Sciences is to release a major new report on cannabis and health on January 12, 2017. In one of the most comprehensive studies of recent research on the health effects of recreational and therapeutic cannabis use, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a rigorous review of relevant scientific research published since 1999. This report summarizes the current state of evidence regarding what is known about the health...
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FASTING "IndyWatch Feed Health"

-Dr. Sebi Cured By Fasting- Sick and angry to the point of wanting to kill his wife, Dr. Sebi suffered from obesity, impotence, diabetes, asthma and suicidal tendencies. His frustration with impotency caused him to express his illnesses with his associates in hopes that someone could help. He sought remedies … Continue reading


Medical Doctors Punished & Silenced for Giving “Unapproved” High Fat Dietary Advice "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Dr. Gary Fettke, MD (left, image source) and Professor Tim Noakes, MD (right, image source).

by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News

Dr. Gary Fettke, MD, of Australia and Professor Tim Noakes, MD, of South Africa are both being attacked for saving lives by promoting the low carbohydrate high fat diet.

In the case of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Fettke, his offence against the Australian medical establishment was to teach his patients how to use the low carb high fat (LCHF) diet to reverse their type 2 diabetes and avoid the amputation of their feet and legs. He and his wife Belinda Fettke established two clinics to help people adopt a low carb high fat eating lifestyle. The sanctions placed on him prevent him from recommending or speaking about the LCHF diet to anyone, anywhere, and at any time for the rest of his life. [1]

Dr. Fettke specifically showed how consumption of sugar and polyunsaturated oils destroys health. He recommended the LCHF diet to address the root cause of modern diseases. The list of 146 harmful effects of sugar that Belinda Fettke has posted on the No Fructose website is a must read for anyone who is concerned about their health. [2]

In the case of Professor Emeritus Dr. Noakes, his offence against the South African medical establishment was to show that a low carb high fat diet could reverse numerous diseases. His LCHF book The Real Meal Revolution, is the all-time top selling non-fiction book in South Africa with more than 200,000 copies sold in the last two years. Affiliated with the University of Cape Town, Professor Emeritus Dr. Noakes has distinguished himself as one of the world’s most famous sports scientists. His work has evoked considerable backlash from those who seek to enforce compliance with high carb low fat dietary dogma.

Dr. Noakes is refusing to yield to persecution by the trivial charge that was brought against him, and is using his trial to bring the science of the LCHF diet into public view in South Africa and around the world. [3, 4]

Together, Drs. Noakes and Fettke used d...


Creusa, princess of Corinth and bride-to-be of Jason, receives... "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Creusa, princess of Corinth and bride-to-be of Jason, receives wedding presents from Jason’s present wife Medea, including the poisoned robe that will kill her.  Side A of a Lucanian red-figure bell-krater, attributed to the Dolon Painter; ca. 390 BCE.  Found in Apulia; now in the Louvre.


How This Driver Escaped “The Moment He Was Caught In A Flash Flood” "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


Severe flooding hit the West Coast, and drivers everywhere were caught in life-threatening flash floods. The loss of life and property damage are already significant.

What would you do if caught driving in flash flood conditions, and rising water was headed for your vehicle?

According to the Daily Mail:

Mark Chagaris uploaded video to YouTube of the terrifying flash flood – and while it’s unclear if he was the driver who captured the chilling scene on the dashboard cam – what is clear is that the surge of water was definitely dangerous.

The canny driver manages to reverse course and back quickly away from the muddy surge, which flush wave after wave of water over the road as his windshield wipers go full blast.

‘Mother Nature Speaks Loudly’ Chagaris captioned the video, which has so far received almost 250,000 views. This year’s California El Niño is so intense that it’s been nicknamed ‘Darth Niño.’

This man got away without incident after facing an epic force of nature. And thanks to his dash cam, he captured video of it while driving north of Los Angeles.

After waters rushed over the highway, he man backed up, reversing course down the road as the flood threatened to subsume his vehicle, before turning around and heading for higher ground…

Evacuations and orders to move to higher ground are driving the temporary relocation of thousands of people, and the episodes of flooding could take place in other places as well. As

Some 3,000 people in Sonoma County are under evacuation orders, and at least seven homes are seriously damaged.

“Our biggest concern is possible trees coming down, power outages,” said John Gulserian of the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services.

In the town of San Anselmo, police ordered people out of the do...


The IRS is Catching Flack Again for Weak Bitcoin Guidance (This Time on IRAs) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A US government watchdog wants more guidance from the IRS on investing retirement accounts in digital currencies and other "unconventional assets".



Physical exercise moderated the relationship between genotype and dementia. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Alzheimers Dis. 2016 Nov 29. Epub 2016 Nov 29. PMID: 27911292 Abstract Title:  Physical Exercise Moderates the Relationship of Apolipoprotein E (APOE) Genotype and Dementia Risk: A Population-Based Study. Abstract:  Genetics and lifestyle independently determine dementia risk, but the interaction is unclear. We assessed the interactive relationship of apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype and physical exercise on dementia risk over a 5-year period in 1,646 older adults from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging who were dementia-free at baseline. Physical exercise moderated the relationship between genotype and dementia (p 

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[WATCH] President-Elect Donald Trump Refuses to Answer Question from CNN: “You’re Fake News” "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: [WATCH] President-Elect Donald Trump Refuses to Answer Question from CNN: “You’re Fake News” For more content like this visit

Earlier today in New York at Trump Tower, President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference of 2017. Trump made sure to mention and publicly shame CNN and the “fake news” epidemic that has been saturating the airwaves to the dismay of many. The president-elect flat out refused to take a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta stating, “I’m not […]

Source: [WATCH] President-Elect Donald Trump Refuses to Answer Question from CNN: “You’re Fake News” Learn more at - Healthy News and Information.


Fermented blueberry extract contains compounds with anti-adipogenic activity. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Jan 6 ;17(1):24. Epub 2017 Jan 6. PMID: 28056918 Abstract Title:  Fermented blueberry juice extract and its specific fractions have an anti-adipogenic effect in 3 T3-L1 cells. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have reached epidemic status worldwide. Wild lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton) is a plant of the North American Aboriginal traditional pharmacopeia with antidiabetic potential, especially when it is fermented with Serratia vaccinii.METHODS: A phytochemical fractionation scheme was used to identify potential bioactive compounds as confirmed by HPLC retention times and UV-Vis spectra. 3 T3-L1 cells were differentiated for 7 days with either Normal Blueberry Extract (NBE), Fermented Blueberry Extract (FBE/F1), seven fractions and four pure compounds. Triglyceride content was measured. Examination of selected intracellular signalling components (p-Akt, p-AMPK) and transcriptionalfactors (SREBP-1c and PPARγ) was carried out by Western blot analysis.RESULTS: The inhibitory effect of FBE/F1 on adipocyte triglyceride accumulation was attributed to total phenolic (F2) and chlorogenic acid enriched (F3-2) fractions that both inhibited by 75%. Pure compounds catechol (CAT) and chlorogenic acid (CA) also inhibited adipogenesis by 70%. Treatment with NBE, F1, F3-2, CAT and CA decreased p-AKT, whereas p-AMPK tended to increase with F1. The expression of SREBP1-c was not significantly modulated. In contrast, PPARγ decreased in all experimental groups that inhibited adipogenesis.CONCLUSIONS: These results demonstrate that fermented blueberry extract contains compounds with anti-adipogenic activity, which can serve to standardize nutraceutical preparations from fermented blueberry juice and to develop novel compounds with anti-obesity properties.

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#MorningMonarchy: January 11, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Vaccine reviews, fluoride reclassified and chemtrails coverage + this day in history w/the Grand Canyon and our song of the day by Skye & Ross on your Morning Monarchy for January 11, 2017.


Bitcoin's Price Just Hit its Lowest Level in Over a Month "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The bitcoin price slide that began this morning has continued, falling to its lowest level since early December.



Fermented papaya preparation restores age-related reductions in peripheral Blood mononuclear cell cytolytic activity in tube-fed patients. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  PLoS One. 2017 ;12(1):e0169240. Epub 2017 Jan 6. PMID: 28060858 Abstract Title:  Fermented Papaya Preparation Restores Age-Related Reductions in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Cytolytic Activity in Tube-Fed Patients. Abstract:  Tube-fed elderly patients are generally supplied with the same type of nutrition over long periods, resulting in an increased risk for micronutrient deficiencies. Dietary polyphenols promote immunity and have anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-oxidative properties. Carica papaya Linn. is rich in several polyphenols; however, these polyphenols are poorly absorbed from the digestive tract in their original polymerized form. Therefore, we determined the molecular components of a fermented Carica papaya Linn. preparation, as well as its effects on immunity and the composition of gut microbiota in tube-fed patients. Different doses of the fermented C. papaya L. preparation were administered to three groups of tube-fed patients for 30 days. Its effects on fecal microbiota composition and immunity were assessed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and immune-marker analysis, respectively. The chemical composition of the fermented C. papaya L. preparation was analyzed by capillary electrophoresis- and liquid chromatography- time of flight mass spectrometry. The fermented C. papaya L. preparation restored peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) cytolytic activity; however, no other biomarkers of immunity were observed. Treatment with the preparation (9 g/day) significantly reduced the abundance of Firmicutes in the fecal microbiota. In particular, treatment reduced Clostridium scindens and Eggerthella lenta in most patients receiving 9 g/day. Chemical analysis identified low-molecular-weight phenolic acids as polyphenol metabolites; however, no polymerized, large-molecular-weight molecules were detected. Our study indicates that elderly patients who are tube-fed over the long-term have decreased PBMC cytolytic activity. In addition, low-molecular-weight polyphenol metabolites fermented from polymerized polyphenols restore PBMC cytolytic activity and modulate the composition of gut microbiota in tube-fed patients.

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Meet Your New Hero: Robert Marchand, Record-Setting 105-year-old "IndyWatch Feed Health"

At an age when most people are confined to one spot in their home or care facility, Robert Marchand is still going. And setting records. Last week, 105-year-old Marchand set a world record- in a category created just for him- by pedaling 14 miles in one hour. His record was set in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, a town

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French Citizens Automatically Become Organ Donors "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

A new French law has made all citizens automatic organ donors unless they opt out by joining an official refusal register.

From January 1st all French citizens upon death will automatically surrender their organs to the state, unless they had pre-registered their dissent on a national database.

From The Daily Sheeple:

By Brianna Acuesta

Editor’s Note: So people can opt out of this, but how many people will even realize this happened then look into the bureaucracy required to opt out and actually take the time to do it? Things like this bring us all one step closer to Soylent Green, just saying.

Effective January 1 in the new year, all French citizens are now automatically organ donors even if their family doesn’t approve of the donation. Before the law went into effect, the law required people who wanted to be donors to opt into a program where they were registered. If they were not registered, the family members would make the decision, in which nearly one-third of cases resulted in a refusal to donate.

Now the law works in the opposite way, as all citizens are not automatically considered donors unless they go out of their way to register in the National Rejection Register. This signifies that the citizen, once dead, refuses to donate any of their organs or, if they wish, a specific organ.

France’s biomedicine agency called the change necessary and said, “In the name of national solidarity, the principle of presumed consent was chosen. The law says that we are all donors of organs and tissues, unless we have expressed our refusal.”

A donor can also leave a signed form with a family member that states that they are opposed to donating their organs, which the family member can present at the time of death. Since these forms can be forged, it leaves some question of whether families that are vehemently against organ donation will falsely sign the document. Aside from the legal repercussions of this move, moral consequences should be considered as well. With 19,000 people c...


This Is Truly Epic: Donald Trump Unleashes Live On CNN Reporter During Press Conference: “You Are Fake News” "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


A recent “intelligence report” about Donald Trump’s activities in Russia suggest that the President-Elect engaged in some sort of sexual fantasies in a Moscow hotel involving prostitutes, golden showers and Russian blackmail.

The report was originally filed by mainstream news darling Buzzfeed and was subsequently gobbled up by the rest of the anti-Trump media, including CNN.

According to a Zero Hedge investigation, it turns out that the report may have been completely fabricated as a prank by members of the 4Chan forum. The purportedly made-up story somehow made it into the hands of journalists, Senator John McCain and even the director the FBI. Posting archives at the 4Chan forums indicate that the hoax was already in play before the CIA et. al. ever made mention of it in their reports, which suggests that no actual intelligence gathering was performed.

In a story that is getting more surreal by the minute, a post on 4Chan now claims that the infamous “golden showers” scene in the unverified 35-page dossier, allegedly compiled by a British intelligence officer, was a hoax and fabricated by a member of the chatboard as “fanfiction”, then sent to Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intelligence report on the election.

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…the dossier’s source is understood to be a former British intelligence agent whose past work was described by CNN as credible and the New York Times as “a competent and reliable operative with extensive experience in Russia.” The allegations in the dossier are unverified, and the report contains errors. The papers were reportedly brought to several media organizations in the lead-up to the...


A Local Minnesota Dairy Farm Is Locked in a Costly Legal Battle With the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Over Its Right to Sell Raw Milk "IndyWatch Feed Food"

January 11, 2017
Organic Consumers Association
Melinda Suelflow

Lake View Dairy Cow

Lake View Dairy

Lake View Natural Dairy, Grand Marais, MN

A local Minnesota dairy farm is locked in a costly legal battle with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) over its right to sell raw milk and other dairy products directly to consumers. 

Lake View Natural Dairy in Grand Marais, Minn., is just an hour north of OCA’s home office. The farm, which was settled in the 1880s by owner David Berglund’s ancestors, sells unpasteurized dairy products to friends, family and neighbors.

Since 2013, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been threatening to shut down Lake View Natural Dairy farm, unless Berglund agrees to let the state inspect hi...


Study: Third of Breast Cancer Patients Treated Unnecessarily "IndyWatch Feed Health"

According to a new Danish study, ONE in three women with breast cancer- detected by a mammogram- is treated unnecessarily because screening tests found tumors that are so slow-growing they’re essentially harmless. As you can imagine, this study has reignited the debate about the value of mammograms in early detection. This means that though some women

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Rub This In Your Hair To Stop Hair Loss & Promote Hair Growth! "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Baking Soda has been proven beneficial and valuable in numerous cases, when it comes to healthy living, cosmetics and household uses.

Despite its all purposes, baking soda still remains the best remedy for treating hair problems.

In case you were not aware of this, read on. Baking soda actually acts very favorably on the hair and can strengthen it, make it voluminous and leave it dandruff-free.

To learn more on this, read the best baking soda uses when hair is concerned:

  1. Baking Soda Removes Product Residue

Anything remains from a shampoo to other treatment products can be easily be disposed of by simply using baking soda. The hair and scalp hygiene is actually very relevant, so whenever you need this done, trust baking soda to help you with it.

  1. Baking Soda Removes Chlorine

For all swimmers out there, as well those who work in a chlorine-based environment know that baking soda can easily remove any chlorine leftovers and keep your hair clean and undamaged. Chlorine is a very big enemy to the hair, and it can even alternate its color. So whenever you are too exposed to it- you know that baking soda will get the job done.

  1. Baking Soda Promotes Hair Growth

If you are struggling with weak and slowly growing hair, all you need is a little baking soda to fix this problem. Baking soda acts as a natural stimulator to the hair roots and it allows them to ‘move around’ more quickly. The end result? A long, strong and perfectly healthy hair!

The following recipe is recommended for everyday use for all those who wish to get rid of any hair and scalp dirt in no time, by only using baking soda:

  • In a small spraying bottle, combine some baking soda and water and mix them at a 1 to 3 ratio.
  • If you have longer hair, you will probably need more of this mix.
  • For medium-long hair, it is best to use 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 6 tablespoons of water.
  • Apply this treatment on wet or dry hair and always begin at the roots and move downwards.
  • Allow the mix to act for several minutes and then rinse...


After Reading This, You Will Never Use Your Phone In A Toilet Again! "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Going to the toilet with a smartphone or tablet has become a common habit nowadays, but according to scientists, it is very dangerous.

This exposes you to the risk of infection by bacteria such as E. Coli or salmonella, which can do a lot of damage to your system. How, you ask? Dr. Lisa Ackerley has the answer. “If you wipe your bum then pick up your phone, you may as well not bother washing your hands because all the bacteria you put on your phone will end up back on your hands,” she says.

So, what should we do? Well, according to Dr. Ron Cutler, not taking your phone in the bathroom is the right step. “Basically, you just shouldn’t (take your phone into the toilet) if you are at all concerned about the transfer of viruses and fecal contamination.”

He also says that the levels of contamination depend on the location of the toilet – the office might not be a problem, but a public toilet significantly increases the risk of infection. Viruses can be transferred by anything, not just by hands or air. A single spray from the toilet can travel six feet from the flush and end on your toothbrush, which is why it should be in a closed cupboard.

Germs can even survive on your phone for days! “Phones heat up a little bit giving bacteria a nice warm environment. If people handle sweets and leave a sticky coating on the phone, that’s an even better place for bacteria,” Dr. Cutler says.

This is why it’s very important to wash your hands well with soap and water any time you’re using the bathroom.



This Is Ourselves "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Photo: Dave Tompkins

The Trump sign stood offscreen in the scrub, appointed to an unfinished home on Tingler Avenue in Marathon, Florida. No roof, just scudding clouds framed by crossbeams. It was as if the stake had been pounded into the lot before the slab had even been poured. First things first: get it on cheap paperboard. On the beach nearby, four men talked over one another about the electability of real estate. They’re deep in their tans and cups, buzzing about their candidate’s ground game. It was only February but the heat pressed for summer. Down by the water, the landscape itself screamed: faces in the oolitic rock that had been there all along, terrified by history. You didn’t have to look too hard—see one and the others join its hysteria. Their features are produced by erosion and rock-boring sponges, “solution holes” that form eyes and mouths. Inside the mouths, armored chitons read the sky with eyes of stone, their shells composed of hundreds of crystalline aragonite lenses, hundreds of views, each perspective also eroding. In the beach chairs, the conversation grew more animated, accumulating property. The water gurgled. Bubbles popped. You hear what you want to hear, or you try to drown it out with something else.

Two days and several worlds later, I’m in Miami, home of the empty home of Steve Bannon, where he was illegally registered to vote for his future employer. Also home to 2016’s best film Moonlight, which stands for what Trump’s chief counselor wishes to silence. As Samuel R. Delany once wrote, “There are times when all the yellin’ and the hellin’ can’t fill the lack.”

The scream is digitally transferable, from master tapes to a computer in a small studio owned by Andrew “Le Spam” Yeomanson. Recorded in 1993, by Palm Beach County’s Splack Pack, the scream is a stem, a part of a song disbanded into its constituents. Alone, it’s merely trying to tear the room in half. Or maybe it’s just trying to holler at Ozzy (circa “Crazy Train”) and a man from Broward County identified as Sir Knight Slime Nasty. Using indoor voices, this could be a simple “hi.” Then it sits on a thumbtack. Throw in some congas getting their hide tanned and a massive pressure wave of tropically warm feelings. It sounds...


Design*Sponge Sits Down with Electrolux, Pantone and Homepolish "IndyWatch Feed Diy"


Image above (clockwise): Design*Sponge Editor: Lauren Chorpening Day, Electrolux Designer: Narss Lapinid, Homepolish Senior Designer: Mandy Cheng, and Pantone Color Institute VP: Laurie Pressman.

Yesterday Design*Sponge led a panel of design industry leaders in a discussion on color at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando, FL. After a week of single-digit temperatures in the midwest, a few days in sunny Florida has been a welcome change. This year KBIS featured 500 prominent brands and their new product lines for designers and builders to learn more about. Electrolux, one of our favorite brands for home appliances, hosted the panel between color experts from Pantone, Homepolish and Electrolux.


For 40 minutes, I directed questions to Narss Lapinid, the Senior Color, Material and Finish Designer at Electrolux, Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute and Mandy Cheng, a Senior Designer for Homepolish. The panelists spoke on using neutrals vs. bold colors, color trends, color psychology and even new color changes for kitchen appliances. Learning from such a knowledgeable group of people through a thoughtful discussion on color was inspiring.

Laurie used her insight on color psychology to explain why some colors do or don’t work in the home (spoiler: orange will only make you angry or hungry), Mandy offered several real-life examples on using color in clients’ homes, and Narss spoke with excitement about new colorways for products that will give homeowners even more options when redesigning their homes, like the new Frigidaire Gallery Smudge-Proof™ Black Stainless Steel suite of kitchen appliances. And I should mention, this collection of appliances isn’t simply being offered in a new, chic color — the range, which includes two styles of refrigerators, microwave, oven (standard and double), and one stunning dishwasher all feature a modern kitchen must-have: the “no fingerprint” finish.



Papaya seed essential oils has promising anti-candida activity. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Lett Appl Microbiol. 2017 Jan 4. Epub 2017 Jan 4. PMID: 28052349 Abstract Title:  Chemical composition and antifungal activity of Carica Papaya Linn. seeds essential oil against Candida spp. Abstract:  In recent years, the incidence of clinical yeast infections has increased dramatically. Due to the extensive use of broad-spectrum antifungal agents, there has been a notable increase in drug resistance among infections yeast species. As one of the most popular natural antimicrobial agents, essential oils (EOs) have attracted a lot of attention from the scientific community. The aim of this study was to analyze the chemical composition and examine the antifungal activity of the EO extracted from the seeds of Carica papaya Linn.. The papaya seed EO was analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The major constituent is benzyl isothiocyanate (99.36%). The filter paper disc diffusion method and broth dilution method were employed. The EO showed inhibitory effect against all the tested Candida strains including C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. krusei, C. parapsilosis, and C. tropical with inhibition zone diameters in the range of 14.2-33.2 mm, the minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) in the range of 4.0-16.0μg·mL(-1) and the minimum fungicidal concentrations (MFCs) in the range of 16.0~64.0 μg·mL(-1) . Here, we found that the papaya seed EO has promising anti-candida activity and identify C. papaya L. as a potential natural source of antifungal agent. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Atomic Swaps: How the Lightning Network Extends to Altcoins "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

It is well-known that Bitcoin’s upcoming lightning network promises instant confirmations and low fees. What is not as well-known is that this highly anticipated scaling layer is actually not limited to Bitcoin. The very same peer-to-peer protocol can potentially be extended to, and made interoperable with, many altcoins. This could allow for trustless altcoin payment processors, decentralized altcoin exchanges and perhaps even cheaper bitcoin-to-bitcoin payments and more.

Atomic Swaps

Interoperability between Bitcoin and altcoins is not new. So-called atomic swaps(or atomic cross-chain trading) were first described by Tier Nolan back in 2013.

Let’s say Alice has 200 litecoins, but prefers 1 bitcoin. And Bob has 1 bitcoin, but prefers 200 litecoins. So Alice and Bob agree to trade. But neither Alice nor Bob trust each other, so neither wants to be the first to send over the coins. The other may not return the favor.

That’s why Alice and Bob set up an atomic swap.

Atomic swaps utilize a clever trick known as a hash time-locked contract, which in turn leverages the potential of multisignature addresses and time-locks. All this is enabled by the basic scripting language found in Bitcoin and most altcoins, including Litecoin.

In short, Alice and Bob submit transactions to both blockchains: one on Bitcoin and one on Litecoin. The Bitcoin transaction sends 1 bitcoin from Bob to Alice, but Alice can only claim this bitcoin if she reveals a secret number only she knows. The Litecoin transaction sends 200 litecoins from Alice to Bob, but requires the same secret number on both chains.

When Alice claims her bitcoin, she reveals her secret number on the Bitcoin blockchain. And with that same secret number, Bob can, in turn, claim his 200 litecoins.

Even though the transactions are on completely different blockchains, they are effectively linked. Bob just needs to monitor the Bitcoin blockchain to see...


As India Goes Cashless, Both E-Money Stocks and Bitcoin Benefit "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on November 9, 2016, that 500 and 1000 rupee notes would be taken out of circulation in an effort to reduce corruption, terrorism, black money and counterfeiting, and will no longer be accepted as legal tender in India. His surprise announcement caused chaos in the country as citizens scrambled to adjust to a new monetary norm that banned about 85 percent of cash in circulation.

This move was meant to bring billions of dollars worth of unaccounted money back into India’s economy. The Indian economy has thus far run primarily on cash transactions. This, in turn, has left a substantial proportion of India’s national income unaccounted for, as it doesn’t fall into the tax net. According to a research note by Ambit Capital Research, the size of India’s untaxed black market economy is worth $460 billion. In a “cashless” India, financial transactions will be more easily traceable, and previously unaccounted transactions will not fall through the net of the tax authorities.

The demonetization of the two highest-denomination notes in India has led to an increase in the use of electronic payment services and is a big step toward a cashless society. This, in turn, has two key benefactors: e-money payment companies and bitcoin.

E-Money Stocks Are Rallying

As reported by Bloomberg, e-money stocks have soared since Prime Minister Modi announced that he wants India to become a cashless society. India’s publicly listed electronic cash companies’ stock prices have surged in the wake of the currency reform in November. They are expected to continue to outperform since the government has introduced a range of discounts for making digital instead of cash payments.

Of the 23 e-payment solutions companies listed on India’s National Stock Exchange, 5 have been key outperformers since the new currency reform.



A Northern Norway Home That Isn’t Afraid Of Color "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

A Northern Norway Home That Isn’t Afraid Of Color

Simone Isaksen and her boyfriend Per-Aksel live in the village of Storslett in northern Norway. Six years ago, when she bought her house, Simone saw the potential in the late 70s home. The house was a good deal, charming, centrally located and she was especially attracted to the big windows in the living room. This last feature is even more important when you live in an area where autumn is marked by rapidly shortening days, the wettest season of the year, and which includes the first half of winter and mørketiden – the dark time – from around October through January.

Their home has three bedrooms (one of which Simone has been able to turn into a walk-in closet) as well as a downstairs apartment that they rent out. This added revenue facilitated Simone’s ability to follow her dream of opening a home goods store, Lykkehjornet (which means “Happy Corner” in English), which she feels is “the best job in the world!” One of the best parts of the house is the fact that it’s close to Simone’s shop, and anywhere else she needs to go — to the point that the couple doesn’t need to have a car. Ideal for Simone, because she still hasn’t gotten her driver’s license!

While some of us may initially visualize Norwegian style as being filled with minimalism, neutrals, and bleached wood, Simone’s home proves that not everyone adheres to that same look. Every corner of Simone and Per-Aksel’s home is fun, happy and energizing. It feels like the perfect answer to any creativity blocks you could possibly be feeling. The couple has worked hard to be budget-savvy with their updates and to banish white wherever they can. Their two cats Lilly and Sophie are perfectly at home in their colorful respite. —Rebekah 

Photography by Simone Isaksen


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The Crypto-World’s ‘Bilderberg Meeting’ is Coming Soon "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The third annual Satoshi Roundtable has been announced and this year’s attendees will gather in a secret location in North America later this month. The gathering, deemed the “Bilderberg meeting” of the crypto-world last year, involves bitcoin and blockchain luminaries discussing the future of this technology.

Also Read: The Who’s Who of the Bitcoinerati – the New 1%?

The Third Annual Satoshi Roundtable Takes Place This Month

bitcoin-round-tableFilled with bitcoin developers, investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders, the meeting is invite-only and will be limited in size to 100 movers-and-shakers within the digital currency and blockchain environment. According to the itinerary, the event will be located at a secret location somewhere in the North America.

Last year’s event was more than just influential people rubbing elbows, as it also involved discussions regarding consensus in the block size debate. Of course, consensus has yet to be achieved, but attendees did sign a letter of intent to improve future dialogue. The letter was signed by Michael Terpin of Transform Group, bitcoin core developer Eric Lombrozo, Overstock’s Patrick Byrne, Peter Smith of Blockchain, Peter Todd bitcoin core developer and many more. Last year’s Satoshi Roundtable letter states:

We the undersigned, feel that while we may disagree on various technical and business issues, that it is best for all to foster an environment of tolerance and respect.— We will endeavor to hold ourselves to the highest possible standard in respectful and productive communications, and we will also endeavor to hold our employees, our friends, and our industry associates to this high standard.



'Satoshi Roundtable' Brings Blockchain Bigwigs Back for Third Year "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin movers and shakers at this year's "Satoshi Roundtable" will be joined by members of the World Bank and other financial institutions.



Rex Tillerson Confirmation: “Exxon State Dept… Like Appointing Ronald McDonald to Agriculture” "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


A very powerful man is now facing the whole country in a very public way for what may be the first time. He appears a bit nervous and perhaps rehearsed.

Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, is facing confirmation hearing today as the next administration prepares to begin. Here’s some biographical info.

Nevertheless, it seems that former Exxon Mobil CEO will likely be confirmed as Secretary of State with ease. Many of the questions have been quite friendly, and perhaps even soft ball.

Key issues include foreign policy, his past ties with Russia, Middle East issues, a commitment to defense and use of war ‘to back up diplomacy.’

Also discussed were potential conflicts of interest with ExxonMobil, the company he spent his entire career with, as well as climate change policies. Oil (and natural gas) as a weapon of foreign policy has been little appreciated until now, but has played a huge role in Venezuela’s volatile economic crisis, and has stoked tensions with Russia.

Here’s video:

His previous support for a carbon tax seems unusual from a big oil exec; however, when taken into account with the Rockefeller support for the green agenda, one has to wonder if it will have any bearing on the domestic policies over the next four years.

The importance of natural gas in manipulating the gas price is a key development in recent years, as a vulnerable U.S. empire seeks to hold onto power as the dominance of the petrodollar fades and other world powers challenge the scale of order.

Rex Tillerson will bring an interesting factor into the Trump Administration, and a naked representation of corporate power over policy…

As the London Guardian reports:

In one of the futile demonstrations that marked the run-up to the Iraq war, I saw a wo...


USDA Says: Okay To Ship U.S. Chickens to China for Cheap Processing Then Back Home For You to Eat "IndyWatch Feed Food"

The USDA ended the ban on the processed chicken imports from China, meaning that they are now sold all over the United States without specified country of origin.

Therefore, do you like the idea that you might consume chicken nuggets made in China, without the supervision of USDA inspectors?

Let’s now consider facts. This year alone, there was an outbreak of the among live fowl in fresh meat markets in China! Moreover, numerous dead pigs were found in the waters of Shanghai, rat meat was passed off and many other scandals! Do you think that the decision of the USDA is wise?

First of all, the chickens will be slaughtered in the U.S. and then shipped to China for processing and re-export.

However, New York Times claims that no USDA inspectors will be present in the Chinese processing plants, so people who consume the chickens will have no guarantees of the origins of the meat they are supposed to consume.

Additionally, as the birds will be processed, the USDA will not demand point-of-origin labeling, as their policy asks no point-of-origin labeling for cooked foods.

This means that we will not be able to recognize if our chicken nuggets have been processed in China or in the U.S.  There is a similar situation with seafood as well.

The Seattle Times, reports that due to the dramatical cost savings, domestically caught Pacific salmon and Dungeness crab are being processed in China and shipped back to the U.S.

Charles Bundrant, the founder of Trident, which ships around 30 million pounds of its 1.2 billion-pound annual harvest to China for processing, says that “There are 36 pin bones in a salmon and the best way to remove them is by hand. Something that would cost us $1 per pound labor here, they get it done for 20 cents in China.”

What we can state here is that our best interest was not the priority of the USDA.

In contrast, it should have pursued another goal, as there were attempts by U.S. beef and poultry producers to lift the restrictions in order to stimulate Beijing to reciprocate and open its huge market to more U.S. meat exports.


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Staying Motivated in a Simple Life "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Sometimes this simple, seasonal living thing it’s anything but simple. It is a rewarding life but it is also one that is deeply intentional and requires some thought and effort. Our modern lives are full of distractions, temptations, and plain busyness that can easily rob our commitment without us even realizing. Over the years, I’ve […]

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Benzyl Isothiocyanate potentiates p53 signaling and antitumor effects against breast cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Sci Rep. 2017 Jan 10 ;7:40070. Epub 2017 Jan 10. PMID: 28071670 Abstract Title:  Benzyl Isothiocyanate potentiates p53 signaling and antitumor effects against breast cancer through activation of p53-LKB1 and p73-LKB1 axes. Abstract:  Functional reactivation of p53 pathway, although arduous, can potentially provide a broad-based strategy for cancer therapy owing to frequent p53 inactivation in human cancer. Using a phosphoprotein-screening array, we found that Benzyl Isothiocynate, (BITC) increases p53 phosphorylation in breast cancer cells and reveal an important role of ERK and PRAS40/MDM2 in BITC-mediated p53 activation. We show that BITC rescues and activates p53-signaling network and inhibits growth of p53-mutant cells. Mechanistically, BITC induces p73 expression in p53-mutant cells, disrupts the interaction of p73 and mutant-p53, thereby releasing p73 from sequestration and allowing it to be transcriptionally active. Furthermore, BITC-induced p53 and p73 axes converge on tumor-suppressor LKB1 which is transcriptionally upregulated by p53 and p73 in p53-wild-type and p53-mutant cells respectively; and in a feed-forward mechanism, LKB1 tethers with p53 and p73 to get recruited to p53-responsive promoters. Analyses of BITC-treated xenografts using LKB1-null cells corroborate in vitro mechanistic findings and establish LKB1 as the key node whereby BITC potentiates as well as rescues p53-pathway in p53-wild-type as well as p53-mutant cells. These data provide first in vitro and in vivo evidence of the integral role of previously unrecognized crosstalk between BITC, p53/LKB1 and p73/LKB1 axes in breast tumor growth-inhibition.

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Chelsea Manning Reportedly on President Obama’s ‘Short List’ for Commutation "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

NBC News is reporting that Chelsea Manning, who has served 7 years of a 35 year sentence, is on President Obama’s “short list” for commutation.

Chelsea Manning’s attorney at the ACLU, Chase Strangio, said:

“The Obama administration has done many commendable things to protect the rights of LGBTQ people, but in the case of Chelsea Manning they have systematically mistreated her and denied her access to medically recommended gender-related health care. Chelsea won’t survive another 5 years in prison, much less another 30. President Obama has 9 days to do the right thing and commute her sentence. The world is watching, and we hope that he stands on the side of justice, and that his legacy will be one of standing up for trans people’s rights, not having extinguished one of our community’s brightest lights.”

Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, said:

“Chelsea Manning is a compassionate, thoughtful, brilliant human being whose actions have always been motivated by the same thing: her desire to help people and make the world a better place. She has suffered enough. President Obama should act now to right this wrong before it’s too late.”

If the NBC News report is accurate and President Obama moves to commute Manning’s sentence, he will be responding to overwhelming public outcry about Chelsea’s mistreatment while incarcerated.

– More than 100,000 people signed an official petition, meeting the threshold to require a response from the President.



This Vegetable Will Fix Most Everything Wrong in Your Body! "IndyWatch Feed Food"

We can answer that question for you – the name of this super healthy vegetable (which will fix everything wrong in your body) is beet. Yes, we’re talking about the super healthy beets.

Ladies and gentlemen, I really think that beets are awesome. Well yes, and I also think that beets are one of the healthiest vegetables in the world. Beets are filling, sweet, and wonderful! Beets are loaded with healthy nutrients and they can provide many health benefits. Just take a look at the article below and find out more about this.

Beets – they’re commonly used to relieve disorders like anemia. You should also know that they contain high amounts of iron and are a great food to eat if you’re menstruating. Many people around the world used beets (for thousands of years) to treat many different health problems.

As we said, they’re are loaded with iron. Actually, beets have the highest content of iron, right after garlic. When it comes to iodine content, this vegetable is second to kale. Beets are loaded with many healthy nutrients and they can boost your metabolism as well. They also give your body potent antioxidants that are more common in red beets.

This super healthy vegetable is loaded with polyphenols and betalains. These prevent free radical damage and oxidative stress. Beets are loaded with B vitamins and PP which strengthens capillary walls. You should also know that this super healthy vegetable has great mineral content.

Potassium and folate protect heart, magnesium strengthens bones, iron and phosphorus stimulate energy, copper targets free radicals, and iodine participates in the biosynthesis of thyroid hormones.

This is very important for you to remember – if beets aren’t a regular part of your diet, then you should definitely include them, because as we said – they will provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification effects. These colorful vegetables also contain powerful nutrients that protect against heart disease, birth defects, and even certain cancers!

Beets will also help you cleanse your liver from all harmful toxins. How this works – beets are loaded with antioxidants, which help rid the body of waste and toxins, while strengthening the immune system.

The betine in beets helps the liver cells eliminate toxins, the pectin in beets clears the toxins that have been removed from the liver so they don’t make their way back into the body, and the betalains in beets have high anti-inflammatory properties to encourage detoxification.

If you still are not convinced, below are the top 6 reasons to eat beets!

Why Eat Beets? 6 Top Reasons

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Kent Heckenlively to be Interviewed on George Noory’s Coast-to-Coast Thursday 1/12/17… "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Note from Tim Bolen – Our Writer Kent Heckenlively JD will be interviewed Thursday, January 12th, 2017  on George Noory’s Coast-to-Coast about his new book “Inoculated…” Click here for details on how to listen in in your own area. INOCULATED – The Barry Segal Foreword… By Kent Heckenlively JD I was deeply honored to get … Continue reading Kent Heckenlively to be Interviewed on George Noory’s Coast-to-Coast Thursday 1/12/17…


Authors retract tanning-UV radiation study for lacking approval "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Researchers have agreed to pull a 2015 study exploring whether a plant extract can safeguard tanners from ultraviolet exposure after not obtaining formal approval from an ethics committee. According to the first author, the problem lay in a misunderstanding – when they originally applied for approval six years ago, the researchers believed they didn’t need […]

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Jesus as Friend to Children, Marie Ellenrieder, 1845 "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Jesus as Friend to Children, Marie Ellenrieder, 1845


Shop Tour: Portland’s Little Garage Shop "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Shop Tour: Portland’s Little Garage Shop

Portland, OR’s artisan community has long been known for its ingenuity and perseverance. Which is a good thing, seeing as how those qualities are being called upon more than ever lately as new development is reaching a feverish pitch that’s seeing longtime art studio spaces razed for luxury apartment complexes — and rents are reaching all-time highs. Local artists and makers are finding themselves pushed out as affordable studio space becomes ever more scarce.

Luckily for Thomas Renaud and Noel Hennessy of Little Garage Shop, they’ve come upon a quirky and ingenious solution. You may have already guessed it from their name, but the couple came upon the idea of utilizing their garage as a way to present their wares to the public while using their basement for their studio space. By using some of their living space to produce and showcase their ceramics, textiles, room sprays and candles, they’ve cut costs that might have otherwise thwarted their fledgling housewares business. Which is good news for design fans as their ceramics and textiles feature beautiful color palettes, details and finishes that set them apart from other lines.

Noel and Thomas are originally from Eastern Washington state and Miami, FL, respectively. Both lived in New York City for many years, Noel spending his time on opening and running the St. Helen Cafe and lifestyle brand S.A.V.E.D., while Thomas worked in marketing and advertising. However, it wasn’t until they both moved to Los Angeles, CA that their paths crossed. With Noel looking to reconnect with his roots in the Pacific Northwest, they made the decision to relocate to Portland. It wasn’t long after their move that Thomas rediscovered his love of ceramics after a 15-year hiatus, and realized designing and producing ceramics was where he wanted to devote his time.

In looking for a space to live, the couple settled on the northeast quadrant of Portland, which they felt would provide the quiet neighborhood and artistic community they sought. After living in large metropolis cities for more than a decade, their main concern was space for their dog, Bear, and room to creat...


Silent protest: Fluoride debate rages on in Buda "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The fluoride debate in Buda raged on as members of an anti-fluoride group flocked to the Jan. 3 city council meeting to demonstrate in a silent protest on the issue.

Protesters with the Flouride Free movement demonstrated by holding up orange signs with the words “Hear Us!” printed on them, which were shown when those against Buda’s decision to reintroduce fluoride in the water system spoke during public comment.

Jennifer Allen said the individuals speaking to council members during public comment were “the voice of the community.”

Anti-fluoride protesters used signs that said “Hear Us!” as part of a silent protest at the Jan. 3 Buda City Council meeting.

Anti-fluoride protesters used signs that said “Hear Us!” as part of a silent protest at the Jan. 3 Buda City Council meeting.

Allen said she is “very much against” fluoridation of the city’s surface water supply and claimed the grade of fluoride is not the same as what the dentists use, but a by-product of fertilizer called hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFA).

“Please postpone fluoridation of the water until the Fluoride Free side has had an opportunity to be heard and the community informed,” she said.

Buda resident Michelle Reed, who recently moved to Buda with her husband just over a year ago, echoed Allen’s concerns over adding a chemical to drinking water that she said the EPA wouldn’t allow in the environment.

“That is ridiculous,” Reed said.

Buda resident Corey Moss and her son suffer from a condition that makes it harder for her blood to detoxify heavy metals that could be exacerbated by the presence of HFA in the surface water supply.

“I urge you to postpone implementation of fluoridation,” Moss said, “I hope you hear us.”

Buda resident Eddy Toledo referenced a 1983 letter from Rebecca Hummer at the EPA calling HFA a “long-term waste product that is highly corrosive and pollutes the air and water.”



How Turmeric Will Light Up The Future – Literally! "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Can you imagine a computer or handheld device backlight or display of the future being lit up by a turmeric or pomegranate mixture? Imagine if an entirely edible source of white light could be generated with minimal environmental and human health impacts? The good news is that we no longer have to rely on our

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The EPA Petition to End Water Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The sheer weight of scientific evidence has far exceeded reasonable doubt, and it’s difficult to see how the EPA, or anyone else, can continue to believe that water fluoridation is safe, according to the author.

OPINION — Six weeks ago, the Fluoride Action Network, Food and Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association, American Academy of Environmental Medicine and several others petitioned the EPA to ban fluoridation chemicals because they’re neurotoxic – they harm the brain.

The petition cites 196 peer-reviewed studies published over the last ten years, including over 2,500 pages of supporting documents. Out of 61 human studies, 57 found that fluoride caused harm, including behavioral problems and lowered IQ in children. Out of 115 animal studies, 112 found harm. Out of 17 cellular studies and three reviews, all found harm.

These eye-opening numbers may be a revelation to most of the health and medical community, but significant evidence on fluoride’s neurotoxicity has been building for years.

The National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences published Fluoride in Drinking Water, a 507-page review of over 1,000 studies that took three years to complete. Compiled by a blue-ribbon committee of 12 leading scientists, it’s considered the most comprehensive, authoritative resource ever written on the subject.

The NRC’s objectives were to assess if the maximum level of fluoride allowed in water, 4 parts per million (ppm), was safe (it determined it wasn’t) and assess fluoride’s toxicity in general, including its risk in relation to total exposure. It linked fluoride with known or possible health risks, including endocrine disruption, fluorosis, kidney and thyroid disease, diabetes and bone fractures, among others.

It was unequivocal on neurotoxicity: “it is apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain . . .“ In addition to numerous animal studies, it cited five Chinese studies linking higher levels of fluoride in water with lowered IQ in children. The studies varied in quality and detail, but the NRC concluded “the consistency of the collective results warrants additional research . . .”

Following the NRC review, several scientists on the commit...


My Pillow: The Movie "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Mike Lindell with My Pillow.


Camera scans the rubble of a gray, dystopian landscape. Nothing is left, fallen buildings smolder, and wrecked cars and gutted bodies of the dead lay discarded on the street.

Camera pans to small object on the horizon.

Slow zoom to pristine white rectangle. It is the sole survivor of the apocalypse. It is all that is left of civilization. It is My Pillow. 


Unless you’re a cloistered monk with a brick for a pillow, or you’ve lost the key to your underground bunker and you can’t get out, you already know about My Pillow. If you listen to A.M. radio, shop in big-box stores, read magazines and newspapers, or watch TV, you have already been mind-melded into the cult of My Pillow.

Living as I do a middlebrow, suburban life, I can attest that the CIA or even Big Brother could learn a trick or two about large-scale brainwashing from My Pillow. Raves about it flood the media. It appears to cure everything that ails anyone. It makes insomniacs sleep; it cures marriage problems, snoring, spinal misalignment, numb fingers, old boxing injuries, and possibly beriberi. Donald Trump swears by it, as do Neil Patrick Harris and Sugar Ray Leonard. Have these three people ever agreed on anything, ever?

It wasn’t until last week that I saw My Pillow for the first time. A pile of My Pillows were on a large table at Bed Bath and Beyond, resting below a cardboard cutout of the smiling face of Mike Lindell, who invented it.

Before My Pillow, Mike Lindell was just a regular guy, or at least somewhat regular in that he was a hardcore crackhead whose three drug suppliers were so worried about him that they staged an intervention.

From this dark, twisted tunnel of despair, the legend of My Pillow emerged. Like Lancelot pulling the sword of Excalibur from the rock, Lindell found his calling. He is now a millionaire many times over and a Santa Claus to charities like the Salvation Army, who have beds but not enough pillows.

From yards away, My Pillow looks exactly like … a pillow. It is white and rectangular and is designed to fit in a pillowcase.

Only when you touch it can you grasp its singularity.

It appears to be fille...


Chicken Cacciatore "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Chicken Cacciatore
Today I have a simple and tasty recipe for you, chicken cacciatore aka. Italian hunter style chicken stew. This is basically a chicken and tomato stew where the chicken is browned and set aside before cooking the vegetables, typically onions, pepper and mushrooms before the tomatoes and chicken are added and everything is simmered or braised until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is nice and tender. You can serve this chicken stew by itself, with crusty bread, over pasta or rice, etc. and no matter how you enjoy it it's pure comfort food in a bowl!

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The More Complex Our Society The More Vulnerable For Catastrophe "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

At a bare minimum we have become more vulnerable for ‘disruption’ as our society has become more complex. But it doesn’t stop there. Perhaps more accurately we might say that ‘catastrophe’ or ‘meltdown’ are better words to describe our vulnerability from the systemic risks that are built-in to our modern way of life. Things, life, […]


Rogersville looking to eliminate fluoride from drinking water "IndyWatch Feed Health"

ROGERSVILLE — In years gone by, fluoride as an additive to public drinking water was widely championed as a major ingredient in the prevention of cavities in children.

Recent studies, however, have shown that the overall beneficial effects are negligible and, in some cases, could even be detrimental to some people’s health, as well as causing major damage to public utility pipes.

Water superintendent Sean Hatchett said at the Tuesday evening meeting of the Rogersville Board of Mayor and Aldermen that it costs the Water Department more than $40,000 annually just to purchase the chemicals.

Hatchett and BMA member Craig Kirkpatrick said that during the earlier meeting of the Water Board on Tuesday, it was decided to begin the preliminary process of removing fluoride from the local water supply.

Before a final vote can be taken, to comply with state law, a letter must first go out to all water customers giving them 30 days to comment on the proposed move before any additional action is taken.

Apparently there was an advisory referendum in the 1950’s, City Attorney William Phillips said, which resulted in the addition of the chemical to Rogersville’s drinking water. There would be no need to hold another public referendum, he said, but added that at the end of the 30-day comment period, the water board may want to hold a public hearing on the matter prior to any final vote being taken. That board would then have to recommend to the BMA that it likewise vote to approve the proposal. If the BMA likewise votes “yes”, then an ordinance would be drafted which would require the appropriate number of “readings” before a final decision could be made.

Kirkpatrick said that notices asking for comments will go out with water bills.

Adding fluoride to water as an oral health benefit has always been voluntary, Hatchett said, but added that a substantial number of public utilities across the country are no longer using fluoride due to negligible oral health benefits and the fact that, in concentrated amounts, the substance — which is not “naturally occurring fluoride” — is corrosive and over time can cause major damage to water mains and even plumbing inside homes and businesses.



IBM Watson Health and FDA to Collaborate on Blockchain Project "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Today, IBM Watson Health has announced a collaborative project with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration aimed at applying emerging blockchain technology applications toward the advancement of public health.

Through the use of blockchain technology, this project will explore efficient and secure ways for consumers to share their data and make better, more informed healthcare choices. This two-year research agreement will allow IBM and the FDA to explore ways of exchanging patient-level data from a number of different sources, including electronic medical records, clinical trials and genomic tests, as well as information trails from mobile devices and wearables. This process is currently limited by concerns about data integrity, security and breaches that persist with the existing system.

The initial area of focus for this project will target oncology-related data, with IBM Watson Health and the FDA planning to share their initial findings later in 2017.

The key element fueling this push is the IBM Watson Health platform. Launched in April of 2015 as the first commercially available cognitive computing system delivered through the cloud, this system will play a key role in analyzing high volumes of data, sorting through complex questions and proposing evidence-based answers.

Dr. Shahram Ebadollahi, Vice President of Innovations and Chief Science Officer of IBM Watson Health's business unit, told Bitcoin Magazine that the FDA partnership will be aimed at leveraging blockchain technology using IBM’s deep domain expertise in healthcare combined with efforts ensuing from its partnership with the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger project.

“We plan to examine how this technology may offer a framework that could one day result in a secure patient/consumer exchange of health data for various purposes. Achieving this will require us to address a number of issues like privacy, interoperability and the issue of trust. That’s no small task.”

The ultimate intent of these efforts is to provide patients with a mechanism for securely sharing their health data for research purposes across the healthcare spectrum while creating opportunities for broader improvement to the existing, much-maligned healthcare delivery model.  

In a recent IBM Institute for Business Value paper “Healthcare Ral...


Japanese Government Sends Blockchain Startups Abroad for Innovation Program "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Japan’s government is sending three blockchain startups to the US as part of a technology innovation program.



Liberland Could Be The First Nation Powered By Algae "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Do you remember the day? On April 13th, 2015, a group of Czech citizens had this crazy idea to proclaim a new state, the Republic of Liberland. Since then, several thousand people have applied for citizenship of this micro-nation, located on a piece of land of 7 square kilometers between Croatia and Serbia. The ‘craze’

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Rogersville begins process of removing fluoride from water treatment "IndyWatch Feed Health"

ROGERSVILLE — Water superintendent Sean Hatchett told the Rogersville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday studies have shown that putting fluoride into public water has little effect on the oral health of those who drink it.

Fluoride, does, however, cost the Rogersville Water Department $40,000 annually to add to the city water supply.

It also corrodes the plumbing, and for those two reasons Hatchett has proposed removing fluoride from the city’s water treatment process.

On Tuesday, the Rogersville Water Commission voted to begin the process of cutting fluoride out of the water system’s treatment process.

The first step is to send out letters with the bills of all customers giving them 30 days notice of the intent to eliminate fluoride from the water.

That notice will also invite customers to the next Water Commission meeting, during which they can state their opinion on the matter.

City Attorney Bill Phillips noted that although there was an advisory referendum in the 1950s to add fluoride to Rogersville’s water treatment process, it is not necessary to have another referendum to remove the fluoride.

State law requires the 30-day written notice to customers  before the Water Commission can vote to remove the fluoride, Phillips told the board.

“They have to recommend it to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen,” Phillips said. “Then it would come before the BMA (in an ordinance), and the BMA may want to hold a public hearing on it.”

Hatchett told the BMA Tuesday that many water systems are choosing to stop using fluoride.

“Basically it’s not doing anything except helping people prevent cavities between ages 12 to 14,” Hatchett told the board. “The largest study ever done in the United States was in two different communities, one fluoridated and one not. There was no significant difference in either one of them.”

Hatchett added, “It’s highly corrosive, and actually, when you come right down to it, it’s a poison because it’s not natural fluoride. It’s hydrochloric acid that’s used, and an overabundance of it can be corrosive or harmful, and it is corrosive to pipes in the water system.”

Fluoride costs Rogersville $116 per one million gallons of treated water produced, and the city produces about 30 million gallons per month.

Alderman Mark DeWitte, who also sits on the commission, noted that the $40,000 in savings doesn’t take into a...


Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Inspections Cause Price Drop and FUD "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

News from China is once again spreading through the bitcoin world like wildfire. It appears China’s central bank the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is visiting with the top three Chinese exchanges and assessing each companies operations. Per usual on negative rumors from China the price of bitcoin took a dive during the early hours of January 11 dropping another 15 percent to a low of US$790.

Also read: Price Reports and Tales From China-Dizzy Bitcoiners

Meetings with the PBOC and Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Causes More Speculation

shutterstock_188951582China’s central bank is currently monitoring and assessing the Chinese exchanges Huobi, Okcoin, and BTCC according to a press release from the institution. The news follows last week’s announcement that these regulatory assessments would be taking place. Reuters details the bank is looking into capital flight and anti-money laundering practices amongst other discussions like “market manipulation.”

“The People’s Bank of China Shanghai headquarters, the Shanghai Municipal Finance Office and other units to form a joint inspection team on Bitcoin China are carrying...


Top Ten Ways to Blow Your Operational Security "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

1. Start a survival/prepper blog

1x1.trans Top ten ways to blow your operational securitySometimes, I think that there are as many “survival blogs” and “doomsday prepper” sites as there are preppers – why 90% of people that’s been prepping over a week feel that they have to start a “survival blog” is beyond me. There are thousands of such sites online already, and most get little or no traffic and it’s a sure way to blow your operational security.

And to make matters worse the more popular a blog or website gets the less secure the owner is. Trust me, you can use a “pen name” or list your location as somewhere “west of the...

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US Food and Drug Administration to Study Blockchain Healthcare Applications "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The US government agency responsible for health and safety is now studying blockchain tech.



Qtum: Connecting Blockchain Technology With the Commercial World "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Qtum, a forthcoming digital currency and open source community project, announced this week that it had passed $1 million in backing from top industry executives. Some of the project’s high-profile supporters include co-founder of Ethereum and founder of Jaxx Blockchain Interface, Anthony Di Iorio; co-founder of Augur and EIR at Blockchain Capital, Jeremy Gardner; OkCoin CEO, Star Xu; blockchain technology advocate Bo Shen; billionaire Kuaidi Dache founder, Chen Weixing; and Chinese angel investor Xiaolai Li, among others.

The Qtum Project began in March of 2016 as a proof-of-concept, led by Patrick Dai. So far the team has completed the design of the Qtum model, the world’s first digital currency that can execute smart contracts with a Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism based on an Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO) model.

Dai, a PhD candidate in Computer Science, previously worked at Alibaba. He began his research and development of blockchain technology in 2013.

In an interview with Bitcoin Magazine, Dai noted a lack of “innovation in blockchain technology coming out of China.” Dai hopes to build a new ecosystem that can attract a large number of developers in China and around the world.

Dai added, “Qtum is a global project that aims to connect the existing Bitcoin and Ethereum communities with businesses. The Qtum Foundation, the Singapore-based entity driving development and overseeing the project, has brought together talented Bitcoin and Ethereum developers and also gifted individuals from top global companies including Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Nasdaq.”

“The team and leadership were the greatest factors,” said Di Iorio of his decision to invest in Qtum. “They have a history of execution and are very business oriented. Many consider them to be the best team in China.”

Blockchain technology has attracted the attention of many industries. However, commercial use cases have faced challenges. "The Qtum project is for real business needs," said Dai.

Bo Shen, a partner at Shanghai-based Fenbushi Capital and blockchain technology advocate, noted: “For the past couple of years the blockchain community and business world have been running alongside each other in parallel, and I think Qtum is where they meet.”

At present, two of the most prominent blockchain ecosystems, Bitcoin and Ethereum, have incompatible platforms. Qtum aims to pool the development resources of Bitcoin wi...


Does social psychology really have a retraction problem? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

That’s the question posed by Armin Günther at the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information in Germany in a recent presentation. There is some evidence to suggest that psychology overall has a problem — the number of retractions has increased four-fold since 1989, and some believe the literature is plagued with errors. Social psychologist Diederik Stapel is number three […]

The post Does social psychology really have a retraction problem? appeared first on Retraction Watch.


After the Crash: “What Does the Future Hold For Average People? Feudalism.” "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


This article was written by Daisy Luther and originally published at

Editor’s Comment: It is difficult to say exactly how, or when, the next collapse will be triggered, but of course all the conditions are ripe for it.

What can be certain is that the technocrats intent on controlling the future are already engineering the post-collapse society. Many of the Davos elite have been pushing “universal basic income” for all countries across the globe, and are leading people not only into a digital grid where cash is banned, but also into a society where private property and ownership are outlawed.

They are designing a future in which you must borrow or rent everything you need from corporations or the government, if you are allowed to have them at all.

You Realize The Universal Basic Income Is Feudalism, Right?

by Daisy Luther

What does the future hold for average people?


And they’ll welcome it with open arms, convinced that they are embracing a smart, fair system that eliminates poverty. The greed, entitlement, and lack of ambition that seems inherent in many people today will have them slipping on the yoke of servitude willingly.

Here’s what I mean.

Have you ever been around people who say things like,

“I can’t afford it, but I deserve it…”

“Having [fill in the blank with a material object] is a basic right…”

“Losing that right is okay with me because it’s for the greater good.”

But the thing is, what we “deserve” is the right to pursue our dreams freely.

  • We deserve what we earn.
  • We deserve to be secure in our life, liberty, and property.
  • We deserve the freedom to go about our lives and decisions as long as we aren’t harming the life, liberty, and property of others.

No one owes us anything other than that.

But quite a few people are ready to give up their freedom so that someone else can take care of them.

A lot of people disagree with that list of rights.

They feel like they deserve a living just for drawing breath. As Gawker’s headline reads, “...


Hypothetical Wednesday January 10, 2017 – What Would You Do? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

There has been a major event that has shut the power grid down resulting in a WROL (without rule of law) situation. It’s been three months and the power still hasn’t been restored and your supplies are running low and you and your family are having to do without basic necessities such as food and medicine.

You had just started prepping a few months before this disaster struck, and had been putting back food supplies and other essentials but had not yet managed to build up a sufficient stockpile to see you and your family through a prolonged disaster such as the one you’re...

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R3 Will Close Blockchain's Biggest-Ever Investment in Q1, CEO Says "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

R3CEV CEO David Rutter says what he calls the "largest" venture capital investment in the blockchain industry will be closed imminently.



Timebound Behavior "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia One thing I got from my travel from Vancouver to Victoria and back is that there’s no future for selfishness. How useful it was from that perspective (and from many others). My behavior was timebound. I raced from bus to Skytrain to bus to ferry. Then onto the … Continue reading Timebound Behavior


North American Bumble Bee Officially Added to Endangered Species List "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Like a ticking time bomb, each year we see more devastation to the world’s bee colonies.


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. To Chair Trump’s Commission on Vaccine Safety "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

President-elect Donald J. Trump asked to meet with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at Trump Tower in Manhattan to discuss issues surrounding “vaccines and immunizations.”


Bitcoin Falls Below $800 As Volatile Week Continues "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin prices tumbled more than 10% in morning trading, dipping below the $800 mark.


from CoinDesk


‘Sex Around the Clock’: The darkly sleazetastic pulp art of R.A. Maguire "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Illustrator R.A. Maguire was a prolific genre paperback cover artist noted for romance novels and westerns in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but he built his reputation as one of the most skillful and evocative renderers of femme fatale figures for pulp crime/erotica novels, beginning in 1950.

On returning to the...


Prepper News Brief 1/11/2017 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

1.) Storms are making a dent in California’s drought; 7 feet of snow expected in some areas: For the first time in 11 years, the floodgates of the Sacramento River were opened Monday morning, releasing a wall of water downstream into the Yolo Bypass, one of several drainage areas designed to catch floodwater.

2.) Trump Win Prompts Hungarian Call for Soros Groups Crackdown: Trump has accused the 86-year-old billionaire of being part of “a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put...

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Severe Weather Created by Climate Modification Technology -- Manufacturing Winter With Geoengineering "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(Dane Wigington) In the combination satellite/radar image below, two flows of moisture (one in the west, one in the east) are being orchestrated and utilized by the climate engineers in the attempt to cool large regions of the US with chemical ice nucleation processes. The "Pineapple Express" of warm air and moisture is flowing in from the Pacific in the west. This flow of warm moisture was the beginning of "Winter Storm Iras". In the East, an anomalous flow of warm air and moisture from the warm waters southeast of Florida is pushed up the eastern seaboard, this warm flow was the fuel for the final chapter of "Winter Storm Helena".
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An Opera Revisits the Grisly Public Dissections of the 18th Century "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Marc Kudisch and Peabody Southwell in Anatomy Theater (photo by Craig T. Mathew)

The study of anatomy in the 18th century involved a strange obsession with an idealized female body, even when her guts were splayed open. The “Anatomical Venus” wax beauties, such as those sculpted by Clemente Susini, tossed their delicately feminine heads back in serene repose while their innards were bared; French artist Jacques Gautier-D’Agoty illustrated, among his anatomical studies, a woman with her back open from the neck down, her muscles ripped open into angelic wings.

Marc Kudisch in Anatomy Theater (photo by Paula Court)

In Anatomy Theater, currently playing at BRIC House in Brooklyn as part of the Prototype Festival, a woman’s exposed body is the center of an opera based on 18th-century public dissections. Except she is far from the virginal maidens of Susini’s models, and she has a voice, until it is silenced by her execution for the murder of her husband and two children. Th...

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