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Tuesday, 12 December

02:00

The Proof That Mel Blancthe Voice Behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck & Porky PigWas a Genius "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Bugs Bunny is a talented mimic.

His effortless impersonations of the celebrities of his day are not always politic (see Al Jolson) but  theres no denying that his impressions of Liberace, Edgar G. Robinson, Bing Crosby, and Hollywood Bowl conductor Leopold Stokowski introduced these personages to subsequent generations.

Clearly he was not working alone. In the 1981 interview with David Letterman below, Mel Blanc, who voiced Bugs, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn and many other animated favorites demonstrated his versatility.




Blanc shaped the characters from the get go, inventing voices for character sketches and storyboards, though it was clear to him that tough nut Bugs should have an equally tough  accent - either Brooklyn or the Bronx. (Rather than split hairs, he invented a hybrid.)

Hank Azaria, who is as central to The Simpsons mythology as Blanc is to Warner Brothers, marvels (up top) at Blancs ability to mimic one character imitating another, as Bugs and Daffy Duck do above.

Regionalism steered many of Blancs most memorable creations, from Foghorn Leghons Texas drawl to French loverboy, Pepe Le Pew.

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01:52

Survival tip of the day (Ongoing Participation Thread) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

An old backpacker's trick for melting snow into drinking water when hiking at altitude is to set out a pan of snow in the morning and put a black stone on top of the snow. Leave it in the sunlight all day and you have a pan of water that evening. Omit the stone, and you still have a pan of snow at the end of the day.

Reference Using dark tiles to heat a pool via absorption of...

Survival tip of the day (Ongoing Participation Thread)

01:45

Vintage Photos Reveal the Spirit of the Holiday Season in New York City 100+ Years Ago "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

old pictures of New York Christmas

Christmas in New York has always been a special time of year. From shoppers bustling about to the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, the city buzzes with activity. And this glimpse of New York City in the early-20th century shows that much of that spirit was alive even in the past. In fact, the nation's first public Christmas tree was installed in 1912 in Madison Square Park, complete with bulbs donated by the Edison Company.

The tree was a charitable act, envisioned by Emilie D. Lee Herreshoff, wife of a chemical scientist, who wanted a public tree that everyone could enjoy, regardless of social status. Through these vintage images from the 1910's, it's clear that charity was an important aspect of the holiday season. The sight of Salvation Army collecting funds to provide Christmas dinners is familiar even today, while an image of volunteers packing a ship full of gifts for European children during World War I is a distinct act of the era.

By contrast, shop windows filled with gifts and street peddlers selling toys shows the commercial aspect of the holiday. Even then, shoppers filled the streets and children longingly stared at the toy displays, hoping for that special gift under the tree. The photographs are just part of the Library of Congress' images from the Bain News Service. One of America's first new picture agencies, they specialized in life in New York City.

These vintage photographs of Christmas in New York during the 1910's show the holiday spirit that has always engulfed the city.

early twentieth century New York Christmas in New York - 1910s...

01:42

Emergency Rain Poncho "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I bought a half dozen emergency rain ponchos. They were cheap and disposable. When starting out on the prepping/survival journey, funds were limited so I found these yellow plastic rain ponchos, figuring something was better than nothing. They cost about $1.50 each, very compact and light. I finally got to use one and I was impressed. It did the job. I stayed dry and just wearing the thin layer of plastic kept me warm. I have some nice heavy rain ponchos now but these thin disposable rain...

Emergency Rain Poncho

01:40

Prepper News and Notes: Dec 11, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

It has been brought to my attention that this site and myself have been attacked by another survival blog because of the recent post that I published on how to split firewood because apparently the article was written by someone who isnt a prepper.

The writer of the attack piece grasps at straws in an attempt to prove to readers that their site was the only one worth reading because of their supposedly high editorial standards. Its sad when people have to resort to such nonsense and attacks but then its a messed up world and I guess that it made the writer...

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01:39

Roasted Carrot and Tahini Soup with Pomegranate and Pistachios "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Roasted Carrot and Tahini Soup with Pomegranate and Pistachios
We had snow last night! That means that it's the perfect time to share a warm comforting soup recipe and this roasted carrot and tahini soup with pomegranate and pistachios hits the spot! This soup is inspired by the flavours of one of my favourite side dishes, maple roasted carrots in tahini sauce with pomegranate and pistachios, and it's even better than the original! Carrots are roasted until tender and pureed into a soup flavoured primarily with garlic, tahini, lemon and maple syrup with hints of turmeric, cumin, coriander and a bit of smokey paprika. The flavour combo is simply divine in a soup and the tahini makes this soup so nice and creamy and oh so good! I like to top this soup off with ruby red jewels of pomegranate and crunchy green pistachios and serve it with a side of za'atar toasted pita chips! This roasted carrot and tahini soup with pomegranate and pistachios is the perfect meal for a cool fall or winter day!

Read the recipe

01:29

A fire, thick socks, and prebiotics to keep you warm "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Heres an interesting speculation: The microbes in bowel flora are metabolically active, generating heat. There are so many microbes inhabiting the human intestine that it is estimated that up to 70% of human heat (at rest) is generated by bowel flora.

In support of this argument, antibiotics have been found to reduce body temperature. Animals raised to have sterile intestines free of microorganisms also have lower body temperature. The pound or so of human bowel flora is therefore a virtual heat factory.

We know that feelings of being cold can be produced by common health conditions such as iodine deficiency, hypothyroidism, and anemia. Prescription drugs that relax (vasodilate ) blood vessels or block adrenaline can also yield feelings of cold (e.g., blood pressure drugs like ACE inhibitors and ARBs, beta blockers like metoprolol).

But should we add dysbiosis, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and prebiotic fiber deficiency to the list of factors that yield feelings of being cold? I think we should. In particular, nourishing bowel flora with prebiotic fibers is likely to be a useful heat-generating strategy, one that may provide improved tolerance to cold, less feelings of being cold.

Some other questions are raised by recognizing that bowel flora is part of human heat production:

  • Can alterations in bowel flora composition and/or prebiotic fiber intake/composition account for better cold tolerance of some...

01:29

Riot Simulator RIOT Civil Unrest "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Ab jetzt kann der nchste groe urbane Aufstand schon mal erprobt werden. Der Spieleentwickler Leonard Menchiari hat vor kurzem einen Aufstand-Simulator mit dem Titel Riot Civil Unrest verffentlicht. Der Spielesimulator, mit dem ein fiktiver zuknftiger Aufstand geprobt werden kann, ist bereits seit mehreren Jahren in der Entwicklung. Der Plot ist denkbar simpel und leider garnicht mal so unwahrscheinlich, dass er in der Realitt irgendwann in der Zukunft genau so eintreten wird. Whrend sich die Wirtschaftskrise der Welt verschlimmert und soziale Ungleichheit die Gesellschaft auseinanderreit, uert sich die Unzufriedenheit des Volkes in gewaltsamen ffentlichen Unruhen und Widerstnden gegen die Staatsgewalt. Der erste Trailer ist bereits vor vier Jahren verffentlicht worden, danach wurden noch weitere Trailer und Gamsplays verffentlicht. Das Spiel gibt es fr knapp 23 Euro als Download fr Windows bei Steam. Gesehen bei Nerdcore

Der Beitrag Riot Simulator RIOT Civil Unrest erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.

01:23

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the Women Cryptographers Who Fought WWII at the Intersection of Language and Mathematics "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Virtually as soon as humans developed the ability to speak and write, somebody somewhere felt the desire to say something to somebody else that could not be understood by others.


Code Girls: The Untold Story of the Women Cryptographers Who Fought WWII at the Intersection of Language and Mathematics

During WWII, when Richard Feynman was recruited as one of the countrys most promising physicists to work on the Manhattan Project in a secret laboratory in Los Alamos, his young wife Arline was writing him love letters in code from her deathbed. While Arline was merely having fun with the challenge of bypassing the censors at the laboratorys Intelligence Office, all across the country thousands of women were working as cryptographers for the government women who would come to constitute more than half of Americas codebreaking force during the war. While Alan Turing was decrypting Nazi communication across the Atlantic, some eleven thousand women were breaking enemy code in America.

Their story, as heroic as that of the women who dressed and fought as men in the Civil War, as fascinating and untold as those of the Harvard Computers who revolutionized astronomy in the nineteenth century and the black women mathematicians who powered space exploration in the twentieth, is what Liza Mundy tells in Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II (public library)...

01:08

Sex and the Single Survivalist? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

While some may see the title n think this is gonna be about porn... nope... in fact way more the opposite...

Should we actually have a SHTF or a TEOTWAWKI... some things to think on BEFORE such...

Birth control pills? birth control devices... stocked up with... ? so can you deliver a baby?

and do ya got youngins about? puberty hit yet? they in the throws of...

Then there is this...

How long has humanity been able to cure STI's? what... maybe a 100 years? Oh and the latest reports are...

Sex and the Single Survivalist?

01:00

The Haphazard and Playful Worlds of Mark Dion "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Mark Dion, Toys R U.S. (When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth) (1994) (photograph by John Kennard; all photos courtesy of the ICA-Boston unless otherwise indicated)

BOSTON Misadventures of a 21st Century Naturalist, a Mark Dion mid-career retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, is bookended by two pieces that are both strong entry points to his stated project.

One is domestic a dinosaur-themed childs bedroom from April 1994, that feels teleported directly and wholly out of a Toys-R-Us catalog. Colorful and chaotic, but doggedly adherent to the theme,  Toys R U.S. (When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth) (1994), does a succinct job of establishing the nature of the conversation here by reminding us of the basic building blocks of our interpretations of the natural world: the framing of its elements we came to as children

Of course, in the 21st century, this framing is laced with commerce.

The other entry point is given through Memory Box (2016), a wood and steel shed which museum visitors can enter and explore as thoroughly as they have time to.

The shelves of Memory Box, crammed with boxes of all sizes and descriptions, do not disappoint. Any explorer who opens just a box or three will discover something that has the heft, glow, delicateness, or mysterious aura of a treasure of some kind. The entire shed feels like an oracle ask it a question and it will hand you a beautiful, enigmatic answer in object form.

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00:59

Everyday Objects Obsessively Organized into Patterns by Adam Hillman "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

New Jersey-based object arranger Adam Hillman has really stepped up his organization efforts the last few months, pushing his precisely organized patterns of everyday objects into increasingly more complicated designs. Everything from breakfast cereal to office supplies finds its place in these tightly controlled symmetrical layouts that take hours to measure, cut, and arrange. Hillman now shares some of his best work as prints and you can follow him on Instagram.

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00:55

Spectacular Highlights of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Back to the future. Sung Lok Cheung, Hong Kong (China), Entry, Open, Portraiture (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

With less than one month left to enter the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, the coordinatorsWorld Photography Organisationhave recently released a selection of the impressive entries so far. Submissions come from photographers all over the worldof all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. The judges will award prizes from across 10 different categories, including Landscape and Nature, Street Photography, Portraiture, and even an Enhanced category, where photographers get to show off their editing skills.

2018 marks the 11th year since the competition began, and since then it has helped many of the shortlisted and winning photographers gain global exposure and recognition. One such photographer, Simon Butterworth (UK) said, Its impossible to overstate the importance of this achievement to my career, the global coverage was amazing, in fact, interest in my work as a direct result of the awards continues to this day.

In addition to an amazing career boost, prizes range from $5,000 (USD) for the overall Open competition winner, to $25,000 for the Photographer of the Year. On top of that, all category winners will receive the latest digital imaging gear from Sony and the Professional category winners will be flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards dinner in April.

If youre feeling inspired, you can still enter the competition for free via the World Photography Organisation website, but hurryentries close during the first week of January.

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00:34

Alassa's Tale (Schooled In Magic 14.5) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Hi, everyone

Alassas Tale is a first - a novella set within the Schooled In Magic universe, filling a gap between Graduation Day (which is now available in eBook form) and The Princess in the Tower. Unlike the full novels, this one is written from Alassas POV instead of Emilys - Im going to work hard to make it clear that theyre very different people.

Unfortunately, the story probably wont make much sense unless youve read most of the earlier books. However, a short summary:...

Alassa's Tale (Schooled In Magic 14.5)

00:13

ALCORE Project Update Refining AlF3 from Bauxite "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Sydney (ABN Newswire) Bauxite producer, Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) is reporting progress on the ALCORE project in accordance with the schedule announced to the ASX on 13th November 2017.

Highlights

Engineering firm appointed to design and cost the Engineering Validation Plant (EV Plant)

Trade financing proposals suggests the 50,000tpa production plant can be largely financed

Discussions with governments and agencies are still progressing

Unexpected strong interest in co-products Corethane and silica fume.

The ALCORE project is the development of bauxite beneficiation and refining technology to produce from bauxite Aluminium Fluoride which is used in aluminium production and in lithium ion batteries. ALCORE will also produce Corethane which is a hydrocarbon that can subsititute for natural gas and will provide energy for the proposed ALCORE production plant.

The current ABx group available cash is A$2.05 million. ABx has unused lines of credit for working capital if required and has no current plans for capital raisings.

Recent Progress

1. Engineering Validation Plant (EV Plant)

ABx has commissioned an engineering, design and costing study by Turnkey Innovative Engineering Pty Ltd for the Engineering Validation Plant (EV Plant) which is the first stage of the ALCORE project, designed to generate large tonnage bulk samples of the products that will be tested and validated by ALCOREs prospective customers, especially for high density Aluminium Fluoride, Corethane and Silica Fume.

Turnkey (TKIE) is a sophisticated, leading-edge chemical engineering firm that is well regarded because of its recent successful work on new technology for the manufacture of lithium carbonate from a brine project in Argentina.

TKIE has agreed to provide in Q1 2018, the engineering report, design and a lump-sum quotation for the construction and commissioning of the EV Plant which is to be constructed in mid 2018.

The chemical process, which was patented on 5th June 2017, has been established in Turnkeys chemical engineering systems and technical officers are now reviewing the plant equipment schedules and the experience of the technologists who developed the ALCORE process.

2. Financing Plans

Financing plans are scheduled to be finalised and announced in March 2018 once the EV Plant engineering report has been received and assessed.

ABx has been approached by three parties involved in the Aluminium Fluoride industry to discuss future sales. All three...

00:00

Review: Latin American Paleo Cooking "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Latin American Paleo CookingIn my experience, Latin American cuisine is pretty easy to make Paleo. Grain-free starches like plantain and cassava, bright and colorful vegetables, and a focus on whole cuts of meat mean adaptations dont actually need much adapting. Plus, Latin American cuisine tends to use lots of colorful vegetables.

Theres just one catch: when youre following the AIP, the nightshades so prevalent in this cuisine can make adaptations seem totally impossible. Enter Amanda Torress excellent cookbook Latin American Paleo Cooking.

With familiar favorites like empanadas and tostones, plus fun new finds like corn-free arepas and Arroz con Pollo (made with cauliflower) this book is bursting with Paleo flavor. Plus, nearly all the dishes have notations for AIP compliance.

And in case youre worried, theyre delicious. Amanda, of The Curious Coconut, married into a Puerto Rican family and wrote the book alongside her mother-in-law, Milagros Torres. Its clear shes spent years researching and perfecting flavors in a way that rivals some of the best Latin American restaurants Ive enjoyed.  

The book is arranged into Family Dinners, Party Food, Quick and Easy Meals, Sides, A Little Sweet (Desserts), and The Essentials (Sauces, Bases, and More).

I was immediately drawn to Amandas recipe for Empanadas Al Horno, or baked meat pies. Ive made AIP empanadas using a cassava base but was excited to try this cassava flour dough.

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00:00

New feature aims to draw journals into post-publication comments on PubPeer "IndyWatch Feed Health"

When a paper is challenged on PubPeer, is a journal paying attention? A new feature recently unveiled by the site makes it easier to find out. The Journal Dashboards allow journals to see what people are saying about the papers they published, and allows readers to know which journals are particularly responsive to community feedback. []

The post New feature aims to draw journals into post-publication comments on PubPeer appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Monday, 11 December

23:50

Notes of Berlin Abreikalender 2018: Zettelbotschaften von den Straen Berlins (Gewinnspiel) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Fast jeder hat schon mal einen lustigen oder straingen Aushang in seinem Kiez fotografiert. Der Berliner Joab Nist versammelt auf seinem Blog Notes of Berlin bereits seit mehreren Jahren eine Auswahl der besten und kuriosesten Zettelbotschaften, die sich in den Berliner Kiezen auf der Strae finden lassen. Die besten der netten, bsen und lustigen Botschaften gibt es auch dieses Jahr wieder als Abreikalender fr zuhause. Erschienen ist der Kalender bei Seltmann und Shne und kostet 24,80 Euro, wo er versandkostenfrei bestellt werden kann. Oder ihr geht in den Buchladen eures Vertrauens, oder kauft mit weniger Karmapunkten bei bei amazon. Gewinnspiel Wenn ihr einen von 2 Kalendern fr zuhause gewinnen wollt, postet einfach per Kommentar auf Facebook die kurioseste Zettelbotschaft aus eurem Kiez, die ihr bisher entdeckt habt (bitte nur eigene Fotos). Oder per Email an post T urbanshit.de Einsendeschluss ist der 18. Dezember 2017. Es entscheidet das Los. Alle Bilder: Joab Nist / Notes of Berlin. Mit freundlicher Genehmigung

Der Beitrag Notes of Berlin Abreikalender 2018: Zettelbotschaften von den Straen Berlins (Gewinnspiel) erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.

23:45

Removing Fuel Pickup From Tempo Tank "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

How to remove a metal fuel pickup fitting from an 18-gallon Tempo tank or any similar tank. DO NOT use this technique with gasoline or other explosive fuels.

23:37

Philippines Orders Probe Into Sanofi Dengue Vaccine for 730,000 Children "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Philippines ordered an investigation on Monday into the immunization of more than 730,000 children with a vaccine for dengue that has been suspended following an announcement by French drug company Sanofi that it could worsen the disease in some cases. The World Health Organization said it hoped to conduct a full review by year-end of data on the vaccine, commercially known as Dengvaxia. In the meantime, the WHO recommended that it only be used in people who had a prior infection with dengue. The government of Brazil, where dengue is a significant health challenge, confirmed it already had recommended restricted use of the vaccine but had not suspended it entirely. Amid mounting public concern, Sanofi explained its "new findings" at a news conference in Manila but did not say why action was not taken after a WHO report in mid-2016 that identified the risk it was now flagging. A non-governmental organization (NGO) said it had received information that three children who were vaccinated with Dengvaxia in the Philippines had died and a senator said he was aware of two cases. Last week, the Philippines Department of Health halted the use of Dengvaxia after Sanofi said it must be strictly limited due to evidence it can worsen the disease in people not previously exposed to the infection. Nearly 734,000 children aged 9 and over in the Philippines have received one dose of the vaccine as part of a program that cost 3.5 billion pesos ($69.54 million).

Note: This US government webpage states, "Since 1988, over 18,897 petitions have been filed with the VICP [Vaccine Injury Compensation Program]. Over that 29-year time period, 16,857 petitions have been adjudicated, with 5,782 of those determined to be compensable. Total compensation paid over the life of the program is approximately $3.7 billion." Why aren't these large numbers being reported in the media? For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing vaccine controversy news articles from reliable major media sources.

Professor reveals aluminium in jabs may cause sufferers to have up 10 times more of the metal in their brains than is safe "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Aluminium in vaccines may cause autism, controversial new research suggests. Autistic children have up to 10 times more of the metal in their brains than what is considered safe in adults, a study found. Study author Professor Chris Exley from Keele University, said: 'Perhaps we now have the link between vaccination and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the link being the inclusion of an aluminium adjuvant in the vaccine.' The researchers speculate autism sufferers may have genetic changes that cause them to accumulate aluminium which healthy people are able to remove. Research at Keele University, published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, provides the strongest indication yet that aluminium is a cause of ASD. The aluminium content of brain tissues from five donors who died with a diagnosis of ASD was found to be extraordinarily high; some of the highest values yet measured in human brain tissue. Why for example, would one of the four major brain lobes of a 15-year-old boy with autism be 8.74 (11.59) micrograms/g dry weight - a value which is at least 10 times higher than might be considered as acceptable for an adult never mind a child? The new evidence strongly suggests aluminium is entering the brain in ASD via inflammatory cells which have become loaded up with aluminium in the blood and/or lymph, much as has been for certain immune cells at injection sites for vaccines that contain aluminium to increase the body's immune response.

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

Pentagon: 'Troubling' Lapses in Giving Criminal Data to FBI "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Pentagon's watchdog agency said Tuesday it found a "troubling" number of failures this year by military law enforcement agencies to alert the FBI to criminal history information. The Pentagon's inspector general happened to be wrapping up a monthslong review of compliance with reporting requirements when former Air Force member Devin P. Kelley opened fire in a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church on Nov. 5, killing 25 people. Kelley had been convicted of assaulting family members in a 2012 court martial ... but the information was not passed on to the FBI as required by Pentagon regulations. The lapse, acknowledged by the Air Force, meant he was not flagged in databases used for background checks of gun buyers. Tuesday's report said that from February through October, the military's law enforcement organizations failed to submit 24 percent of required fingerprint cards for inclusion in FBI databases and 31 percent of required reports of court martial convictions, known as final disposition reports. The data is supposed to be submitted to the FBI for many offenses, including assault, murder and desertion. The Army's failure rate on fingerprint reporting was 28 percent, the Navy's and Marine Corps' both were 29 percent. The Air Force's was 14 percent. The Army failed to submit final disposition reports in 41 percent of cases; the Navy and the Marine Corps in 36 percent of cases, and the Air Force in 14 percent of cases.

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

Veterans, grappling with PTSD, are helping to boost public support for medical marijuana "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Against the backdrop of the nation's largest Veterans Day parade, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this month he'd sign legislation making New York the latest in a fast-rising tide of states to OK therapeutic pot as a PTSD treatment, though it's illegal under federal law. Twenty-eight states plus the District of Columbia now include PTSD in their medical marijuana programs, a tally that has more than doubled in the last two years. The increase has come amid increasingly visible advocacy from veterans' groups. Retired Marine staff sergeant Mark DiPasquale says the drug freed him from the 17 opioids, anti-anxiety pills and other medications that were prescribed to him for migraines, post-traumatic stress and other injuries from service that included a hard helicopter landing in Iraq in 2005. In a sign of how much the issue has taken hold among veterans, the 2.2-million-member American Legion began pressing the federal government this summer to let Department of Veterans Affairs doctors recommend medical marijuana where it's legal. The Legion started advocating last year for easing federal constraints on medical pot research, a departure into drug policy for the nearly century-old organization. "People ask, `Aren't you the law-and-order group?' Why, yes, we are," Executive Director Verna Jones said at a Legion-arranged news conference early this month at the U.S. Capitol. But "when veterans come to us and say a particular treatment is working for them, we owe it to them to listen and to do scientific research required."

Note: This Associated Press article no longer appears on CNBC's website. Here's an alternate link for the complete article. The illegal drug MDMA was recently fast tracked for FDA approval after preliminary studies found it to be effective for treating PTSD in a therapeutic context. While police in the US arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes combined, articles like these suggest that the healing potentials of mind-altering drugs are gaining mainstream credibility.

Report: Industry hid decades-old study showing sugar's unhealthy effects "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

More than four decades ago, a study in rats funded by the sugar industry found evidence linking the sweetener to heart disease and bladder cancer. The results of that study were never made public. Instead, the sugar industry pulled the plug on the study and buried the evidence, said senior researcher Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine and director of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. Glantz likened this to suppressed Big Tobacco internal research linking smoking with heart disease and cancer. "This was an experiment that produced evidence that contradicted the scientific position of the sugar industry," Glantz said. "It certainly would have contributed to increasing our understanding of the cardiovascular risk associated with eating a lot of sugar, and they didn't want that." Researchers at the University of Birmingham in England conducted Project 259 between 1967 and 1971, comparing how lab rats fared when fed table sugar versus starch. The scientists specifically looked at how gut bacteria processed the two different forms of carbohydrate. Early results in August 1970 indicated that rats fed a high-sugar diet experienced an increase in blood levels of triglycerides, a type of fat that contributes to cholesterol. Rats fed loads of sugar also appeared to have elevated levels of beta-glucuronidase, an enzyme previously associated with bladder cancer in humans, the researchers said.

Note: Read more about the sugar industry conspiracy. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on corruption in the food system and in the scientific community.

Buy Nothing Project: free clothes, toys, food - even a wedding "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

When Erika Dudra moved to Beacon Hill two years ago, she didn't know any of her neighbors. Dudra soon discovered a Facebook group called Buy Nothing Beacon Hill North. The premise of the group was simple: Offer up something that you don't need, or ask for something you do need. She joined to get rid of a couch, but then started asking for baby things. As a result, "I have a 2-year-old now who basically cost me nothing," she said. When Dudra remarried ... she threw a "Buy Nothing wedding" with a donated dress, cake, decor, flowers, an American Sign Language interpreter for deaf relatives and a wedding photographer. To participants, Buy Nothing is about more than just fighting consumer culture, though. Today, all of Dudra's best friends are people she met on Buy Nothing. Since this network was started in 2013 ... members and volunteers have spread the Buy Nothing gospel to more than half a million people in 20 countries. Buy Nothing co-founder Liesl Clark likes to say the project is one-half internet giveaway group and one-half prehistoric Himalayan economics. Inspiration comes from high up in the Himalayas, where Clark has filmed archaeology documentaries for National Geographic and the PBS series "NOVA." In 2007, Clark visited a village in the Upper Mustang area of Nepal that didn't operate on currency. Instead, the village of Samdzong operated on a "gift economy" when a villager needed something, she or he would simply ask. Residents kept communal goats and sheep and took turns watching each other's fields.

Note: Watch an inspiring video on this great project.

High schooler spreads the message that nobody should have to dine alone "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

When the lunch bell rings at Boca Raton High School in Florida, 3,400 kids spill into the courtyard and split into their social groups. But not everyone gets included. Someone always sits alone. "It's not a good feeling, like you're by yourself. And that's something that I don't want anybody to go through," said Denis Estimon. Denis is a Haitian immigrant. When he came here in first grade, he says he felt isolated - especially at lunch. So with some friends, Denis started a club called "We Dine Together." Their mission is to go into the courtyard at lunchtime to make sure no one is starving for company. For new kids especially, the club is a godsend. Since it started last year, hundreds of friendships have formed - some very unlikely. Jean Max Meradieu said he met kids he would never "ever" meet on the football team. Jean actually quit the football team - gave up all perks that come with it - just so he could spend more time with this club. "I don't mind not getting a football scholarship," Jean said. "This is what I really want to do." Just imagine how different your teenage years would have been, if the coolest kids in school all of a sudden decided you mattered. Since we first told this story, Denis has graduated from high school - but not from this mission. He's now travelling the country, opening "We Dine Together" chapters at other schools - 15 so far, with more than 100 slated for the new year. And if we're lucky, when he's done showing kids how to make outsiders feel accepted, he can teach the rest of us.

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

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23:31

Torch of Mystics: Sun City Girls on Lebanese News "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
Sun City Girls was brothers Alan and Richard Bishop with Charlie Gocher on drums. The group formed in 1981 in Phoenix, AZ, during a time in which bands like J.F.A, The Feederz, and Meat Puppets invigorated their Southwestern capital. Having played their first show with Black Flag and toured with JFA, you...

23:02

The Microbiome In Your Body Thrives With Regular Physical Contact "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. Gut bacteria also appears to thrive with regular physical contact, suggests new sata that shows 'huddling' actions lead to a synchronised microbiome.

23:00

The Map of Biology: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Biology Fit Together "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Of all the science classes required throughout primary and secondary school, most students seem to like biology the best. Maybe, dealing as it does with such familiar things as plants, animals, and human beings, the popularity of biology has to do with its clear relevance to their life or more to the point, to life itself. But any biology-loving youngster who decides to go take their studies more deeply into their favorite subject must sooner or later make a difficult choice: what kind of biology will they focus on? Biophysics, cellular biology, ecology, environmental biology, biomechanics, molecular biology, biochemistry, evolutionary biology... the list seems endless.

So instead of looking at the world of biology as a list, why not look as it as a map? Domain of Science, the Youtube channel previously featured here on Open Culture for their map of mathematics, map of physics, map of chemistry, and map of computer science, have just recently put together one for biology, a video tour of which appears above.




It begins with "the most basic unit in the foundation of all life," the cell, continues on to molecular, chemical, and physical processes, then to genes, populations, anatomy, the immune system, genetic engineering, paleontology, and even the search for life in outer space, with many other stops along the way besides.

"If there's one word that describes biology, it's complexity," says series creator and narrator Dominic Walliman. "There's a huge amount we still don't understand about how life works, how it started, and how it ended up with intelligent apes like us who are able to look back and try and work out. I feel like we'll be making new biological discoveries for many, many years to come." Encouraging words for those students now considering going...

23:00

Coins.ph Contemplates Rolling out SegWit Support and Enabling Bitcoin Cash Transactions "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

All Bitcoin service providers struggle with the worlds leading cryptocurrency right now. More specifically, network congestion and high fees make Bitcoin virtually unusable. Coins.ph plans to address is this issue with a  two-pronged approach. First of all, they will [finally] enable SegWit-based transactions. Secondly, they may integrate Bitcoin Cash very soon. Both options are equally viable in this regard, yet it remains to be seen which option will win out.

It is evident any company dealing with Bitcoin needs to rethink its strategy. The high network fees make it an unfavorable cryptocurrency to use. There are multiple ways to address these problems, although only a few viable options remain. First of all, focusing on implementing SegWit would be a good start. Coins.ph wants to give this option a try in the near future. Right now, they are dealing with too many overhead costs to keep the service running in its current form.

Coins.ph Continues to Grow and Evolve

Another option contemplated by the company is supporting Bitcoin Cash. That in itself is a rather surprising decision, but it also makes a lot of sense. Unlike BTC, BCH has lower fees and a more reliable network. It forces companies to closely ponder how they want to evolve their business. Until Bitcoins scaling issues are sorted, we will see more of these stores, unfortunately. Customers of the company have been complaining about the high fees and network delays for some time now.

For the time being, the Bitcoin mempool is clearing out pretty quickly. More specifically, the number of unconfirmed transactions is dropping. It was over 220,000 late last week. Right now, we are back in the five-digit range. Although there is still plenty of work to be done, the situation is slowly improving. Whether or not the high fees will subside, remains to be seen, though. For now, it is still a pretty problematic scenario.

Additionally, Coins.ph had some good news to report as well. More specifically, the company obtained a license as an electronic money issuer. This means the company can legally accept and hold customer funds in The Philippines. A very interesting de...

Master Bedroom Progress & Plans "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

This post is sponsored by Bali Blinds. All opinions are my own.

Now that the guest room, living room, and family room are basically finished, I'm excited to get started on our own bedroom! We've made the mistake in the past of making the master bedroom our last priority since "no one sees it but us." That's not actually true (everyone wants to see a tour of the house, which obviously includes the master bedroom), but even if it were...our bedroom is where we start and end each day. So I want it to be a restful, beautiful space that we enjoy! We haven't done much so far, but here's what the room looks like now, and what our plans are for the future.

Simple, neutral master bedroom

We co-slept with Ian for most of his first year, and once he started scooting I was always nervous about him falling off the bed during naps. Knowing we have another baby coming, we decided to get the Mod Upholstered Platform Bed from West Elm. It's lower to the ground since it doesn't require a box spring, and the design is simple yet beautiful. Ian uses the extra step around the edge of the bed to get up and down easily, and I think the neutral grey fabric will suit us for longer than our blue velvet bed did.

Simple & modern platform bed

On either side of the bed, we installed the same sconces from our old bedroom. I still love them! And sconces are nice with a toddler--no worrying about him knocking a table lamp off the nightstand.

Sconces on either side of bed

Above the bed, we hung the Flower Cloud pendant from Lamps Plus, which I...

23:00

Its snowing social media exclusively reveals "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Large portions of the United Kingdom have been overlaid with a thinnish veneer of a snow-like substance, various social media outlets can exclusively reveal.

In a blow to mainstream media everywhere, news of the unprecedented weather phenomenon has been leaked via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  The BBC could neither confirm nor deny the reports until they had been corroborated by five separate weather stations across the United Kingdom, and three of those were closed due to poor weather.

The BBC acknowledged the existence of snowmen, but declared that these were not anthropogenic snowmen:  Naturally occurring snowmen have been recorded as early as the 6th century.  And in the 17th Century it used to be so warm in Antarctica that they used to grow strawberries and kumquats, you know

Meanwhile the Fortean Times, who have recently opened a Snapchat account, are said to be chasing reports of a mythical rainbow-spewing snow-unicorn with spaniel ears, somewhere outside Reigate.

22:24

Bitcoin Price Watch; Hedging the Dips "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

So thats another weekend gone and all of a sudden a fresh week of trading is underway in the bitcoin price. Its been a pretty wild ride over the last few weeks and especially as relates to the last five or six days, with price soaring to fresh all-time highs before correcting pretty substantially towards current levels in and around the $15,000 mark.

Nobody can really say with any certainty whats going to happen from here but, if our strategy is to be trusted, it doesnt really matter all that much. So long as price eventually resumes its longer-term overarching upside momentum then we can pretty happily trade any intraday volatility with our breakout strategy and hedge against any downside runs on the longer-term charts.

So, with that said, lets get some levels in place that we can use to draw a profit from the market today. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to pick up an idea where things stand and where we are looking to jump in and out of the markets according to the rules of our strategy.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 16400 and resistance to the upside at 16569. We are going to stick with our standard breakout approach for the time being, so if we see price break above resistance, we will enter longer towards an immediate upside target of 16620. A stop loss on the position somewhere in the region of 16540 will ensure we are taken out of the trade in the event that things turn against us.

Looking the other way, if we see price close below support, we will enter short towards a downside target of 16320.

Lets see what happens.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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22:10

Parity Proposes Hard Fork to Reclaim Frozen $160 Million "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Parity Technologies has just released a proposal for reclaiming the millions in ether frozen last month due to a fault in its code.

22:03

Let the Soul Dangle: How Mind-Wandering Spurs Creativity "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Aeon: An emerging field of neuroscience has begun to reveal how contemplating art can lead to positive mind-wandering, psycho-biological self-regulation, and creativity.

Can art itself be a useful catalyst for nudging us towards more helpful emotions and mental states? Whether in the form of literature, rap or abstract oil painting, many of us know we can improve the tenor of our thoughts by contemplating art. The Germans have a lovely saying for the benefits of keeping an idle (or idling) mind: die Seele baumeln lassen, meaning let the soul dangle. Now, the emerging science of neuroaesthetics is beginning to reveal the biological processes that sit behind such dangling.

Article

22:02

Hospitals Need to Earn Their Tax-Exempt Status "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From STAT: Many of the countrys most profitable and prominent hospitals enjoy tax-exempt status even though they often fail to meet the health needs of their surrounding communities.

The irony is that a majority of the most prominent and profitable hospitals in the United States are nonprofit, and have fought tooth and nail to maintain that status even as their revenues have skyrocketed. When it comes to marketing themselves, nonprofit hospitals, many of which are academic medical centers, take no prisoners, and appear to be more interested in driving up profits than improving health. Most services advertised by academic medical centers are for unproven or cosmetic procedures that generally lack a strong evidence base and are rarely accompanied by appropriate disclosures. They tend to tout the benefits but soft-shoe the risks. A content analysis of advertisements from National Cancer Institute-designated centers showed that they focused on emotional manipulation even more than for-profit hospitals did, and rarely discussed the risks of treatment. When hope doesnt work, hospitals are quick to invoke fear.

Article

22:02

Twitter Reacts to CBOE Crash at Launch of Bitcoin Futures "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Twitter reacts to CBOE crash at launch of Bitcoin futures.

22:01

53% of Docs Still Not Transitioning to Value-Based Care "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From Modern Healthcare: There has been a recent uptick in the number of doctors transitioning to value-based care, but 53 percent of physicians still have not made the switch from the traditional fee-for-service model.

A key barrier for providers is skepticism that the concept of care works compared to the standard fee-for-service scheme. More than 3 in 5 of surveyed physicians said there is a lack of evidence that using performance measures results in better patient care. Thats the same percentage (62%) as two years ago. Another 58% feel that value-based payments will create more work for physicians without patients seeing a benefit. Thats 1 percentage point lower than the 2015 study.

Article

22:00

Looming Supply Reduction Leads to A New Investment Boom in ETC "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Despite CryptoKitties, Ethereums first mainstream use-case, and the recent spotlight of Bitcoins price hike, ETC stealthily booms as a low-profile dark horse. As the hard fork took place on 20th July 2017, the currency policies of ETH and ETC that share the twin code went separate ways. Without a limit, the supply of ETH would continue to grow while the total supply of ETC was stated not to exceed 230 million, a policy that followed the tradition of Austrian economic theory and took a page out of bitcoins playbook.

Less Tokens, Price U-turns

The release of the reduction policy was good news for ETC market which led a token price soar. After the fork, the price of ETC hit a new high of $34, up from the range between $9 and $12. Boosted by this news, ETC price turned out to be bullish within a short time, which was a breakthrough compared with the original issue price and also marked a price return. Within this same time frame, the price of ETH only rallied by 60%.

ETC Supply Reduction Plan

ETC Global Summit took place in Hong Kong on the 13th November, resulted a reaffirmation of the ETC Digital Asset Currency Policy and Economic Model. Subject to ECIP-1017, ETC production would be reduced by 20%. A percentage of output cut per 5 million blocks would remain regular to make ETC reduction normal until total token supply hit between 210 and 220 million. Given this supply control, ETC inflation would be effectively checked.

Less Supply, Pricier ETC

So far, more ETH are issued while less ETC can be expected in the market. As ancient Chinese said , Less is dearer, the total supply of digital asset will lead to the increase in value. As the ETC demand and usage increases, so does the price and appeal. For this, Bitcoin can be seen as the best example. ETH defeated ETC in price war with a preceding advantage. In the long run, ETHs excess supply from its unlimited supply policy will eventually cool down the investment fever, and will be edged out by ETHs preemptive strength, as the market slowly recognises ETCs true value. Price wise, Barry Silbert, a digital currency mogul, once posted a tweet, implying that ETC would be pricier than ETH with signs showing that the trend is merely a matter of time.

A Safer ETC Network

ETC network is safer than ETHs as ETC miners use POW rather than POS. Consensus is the core of blockchain. The proof-of-work-based blockchain has been proven in the market as having the best mechanism that supports 8 of the top 10 cryptographic coins by market cap. POW allows mining at miners discretion whilst POS leaves late miners finding nowhere to proceed. The POW-based ETC will attract more miners, make nodes connected to any dynamic networks fruitful, and the network safer.

ETC Booms with IOT

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21:58

JB Handley: Did British scientists just solve the autism puzzle? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

NOTE: We've excerpted this from JB Handley's Medium.com blog. Five clear, replicable, and related discoveries explaining how autism is triggered have formed an undeniably clear picture of autisms causation, and possibly ways to alleviate the symptoms, too. Most of the...

21:56

Since March 9, 1933, the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

https://famguardian.org/Subjects/LawAndGovt/Articles/SenateReport93-549.htm

SENATE REPORT 93-549: War and Emergency Power Statutes

Senate Report 93-549

War and Emergency Powers Acts


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EMERGENCY POWERS STATUTES:

PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL LAW
NOW IN EFFECT DELEGATING TO THE
EXECUTIVE EXTRAORDINARY AUTHORITY
IN TIME OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY



REPORT
OF THE
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE
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FRANK CHURCH, Idaho Co-Chairman
PHILIP A. HART, Michigan
CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode...

21:56

The 12 Days of Skyhorse Publishing Day 6 The Environmental & Genetic Causes of Autism "IndyWatch Feed Health"

We'd like to express our gratitude to Tony Lyons, Publisher at Skyhorse Publishing in New York City. Skyhorse is one of the fastest growing independent publishers in America and one of the few to tackle the toughest, most controversial topics...

21:54

Santa Gnome and Christmas Tree Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

If you are following along with us on our Instagram Stories you will know that I have been doing quite a bit of English paper piecing and also Foundational Paper Piecing, which has been a fun adventure. I started paper piecing two years ago with English paper piecing and then started adding foundational paper piecing []

The post Santa Gnome and Christmas Tree Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks appeared first on Simple Simon and Company.

21:51

U.S. House Considers Changes to Law That Protects Identity of Politicians Accused of Sexual Misconduct "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

U.S. House Considers Changes to Law That Protects Identity of Politicians Accused of Sexual Misconduct


By Derrick Broze
December 9, 2017
https://www.activistpost.com/2017/12/us-house-considers-changes-law-protects-identity-politicians-sexual-misconduct.html

Several new attempts are being made to reform a controversial law that prevents the public from knowing the identities of politicians accused of sexual misconduct.

At least two new efforts are being launched to reform a law that shields the identities of politicians accused of workplace sexual harassment and forces the American taxpayer to foot the bill. The attempts at reforming the Congressional Accountability Act are part of a broader effort to combat allegations of rampant sexual assault and harassment among the elite of Hollywood and Washington D.C.

On Thursday the House Administration Committee held a hearing to explore the Congressional Accountability Act and how they might make the process of reporting sexual misconduct more transparent and responsive. The Washington Examiner reports that House Administration Committee Chairman Gregg Harper intends to move legislation through the panel by late January that would reform the 1995 Congressional Accountability Act, which governs the way the Legislative Branch handles workplace claims, including sexual harassment.

My goal is that we would have all this resolved and have a markup at the end of January, Harper told the Washington Examiner.

Chairman Harper and the House Ethics Committee are investigating past settlements conducted as part of the Congressional Accountability Act to determine whether lawmakers violated House rules or U.S. law. However, the Office of Compliance, which oversees...

21:46

Plane with deportees lands in Africa and then returns to US without dropping off Somalis "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Plane with deportees lands in Africa and then returns to US without dropping off Somalis

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 9, 2017
https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/12/09/plane-with-deportees-lands-in-africa-and-then-returns-to-us-without-dropping-off-somalis/

This is a very strange story this morning at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Thanks to reader Margaret for sending.

When the ICE plane touched down in Dakar, seems there was a problem getting a crew that had enough rest in order for the nearly 6,000 mile upcoming leg of the trip to continue from Dakar (Senegal) to Mogadishu in Somalia.

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The mystery is intriguing, but the more important news here is that 92 Somalis were being deported from the US!

From the Star Tribune:

A plane with deportees to Somalia, including at least four from Minnesota, returned to the United States on Friday after a stop in Senegal that authorities said did not go according to plan.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement that a flight with 92 deportees headed back after a refueling and pilot exchange stop in Dakar. As the plane landed in Dakar, ICE was notified that relief crew members were not able to get enough rest because of issues with their hotel, and the plane remained parked at the airport to allow the relief crew time to rest.

Various logistical options were explored, and ultimately ICE decided to reschedule the mission to Somalia and return to the United States with all 92 detainees, said the statement from the agency....

21:44

Police State Worshiping Cop Apologists Celebrate Death of Daniel Shaver on Facebook "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Police State Worshiping Cop Apologists Celebrate Death of Daniel Shaver on Facebook

Shameless police apologists have taken to social media to celebrate the death of Daniel Shaver while referring to the cop who killed him as a hero and a victim.


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21:42

Benjamin Fulford 12-11-17 Civil war in Western Deep State intensifies with mass arrests in Washington DC, firefights in California "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

New weekly report from Ben. I do believe that this is another rather BIG one from Benjamin. Particularly of note, is the reason he gives for the massive laser generated fires in California.

[Update: regarding the Rumsfeld flipping, some may wish to read this WDiM article which I read a couple days ago, which presents support and links for this.]

The power struggle and undeclared civil war at the top of the We

21:42

Litecoin still leading as it climbs the crypto table "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This weekend has seen some pretty wild price swings, especially from big daddy Bitcoin which fell by 26% from Fridays high of $18,300. As excitement and interest mounted leading up to the launch of CBOEs futures contracts on Sunday BTC bounced from support at $13,000 yesterday morning to climb back up to around $16,500 where it is trading at the time of writing.

When Bitcoin starts going vertical altcoins usually suffer however there is one coin that has rode out the waves and stayed on top, keeping its recent gains of over 50% in a week and maintaining support levels. Litecoin saw an epic jump from around $100 to over $150 on Friday and into trading on Saturday.  Usually when this happens there is a market correction and support is broken sending the price back down to normal levels.

Litecoin did fall back to $130 on December 10 but has since risen back to its all-time high of $160 where it is currently trading. With all the attention on Bitcoin, its slower transaction speeds and higher fees are emphasized, and Litecoin looks like a better alternative. This is highlighted even further by its price and the fact that it has been extremely stable over the past six months or so when all other altcoins have been swinging all over the charts.

Litecoin is currently the sixth largest crypto currency by market capacity, which at the time of writing is $8.3 billion. Just above it in fifth place is Ripple which has shown very little movement in either direction for the past six months where it has traded between $0.16 and $0.26. XRP has a market capacity of $9.4 billion according to Coinmarketcap.com, total supply is almost 100 billion with around 38.7 billion already in circulation.

Below Litecoin in seventh place on the market cap table is Dash which is at $5.6 billion. Dash, with a maximum supply of 18.9 million and 7.7 million already circulating has traded in a sideways channel for the past week between $660 and $780.

Comparing these to Litecoins total supply of 84 million with a circulating supply of 54.2 million it is beginning to look like a far better bet at a far better price. With recent rises in price and interest for what is often called the silver to Bitcoins gold, this one could go a lot further and we could be seeing Charlie Lees Litecoin reach $200 before the end of the week.

 

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21:39

Fed Govt Just Admitted It Will Continue Warrantless SpyingEven If Congress Votes to Stop It "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Fed Govt Just Admitted It Will Continue Warrantless SpyingEven If Congress Votes to Stop It

U.S. officials admit they are not planning on shutting down the government's warrantless spying program, even if it is not reauthorized by 2018.

As the United States Congress runs out of time to vote on a bill that would reauthorize one of the governments most egregious warrantless spying programs, officials are claiming that those programs wont end anytime sooneven if they are not reauthorized by the end of the year.

The USA Liberty Act will reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2017. While the bills proponents have claimed it will help ensure security in the United States, privacy advocates have warned that will provide additional loopholes for the government to continue conducting warrantless surveillance of innocent Americans.

The assumption may be that if the USA Liberty Act is not signed into law, then the provisions from Se...

21:38

Teaching Your Kids To Cook Is More Important Than Teaching Them To Play Soccer Or Hockey "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Source: USAG-Humphreys' Flickr
So this post, originally published at US News and World Report a few years ago, will be the last of this recent sled of in defence and support of home cooking.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, people ate out for a reason. Maybe it was in celebration of an anniversary, a birthday or a promotion. Maybe it was out of necessity to seal the deal with an important prospective client. Or maybe it was the understandable consequence of travel. But one thing's for sure we didn't used to eat out simply because we could. Eating out was special.

Growing up in the 1970s, meals out were exceedingly rare for my family. Aside from our every-other-year family vacations, I'd bet we only ate out once every few months or so and almost always to mark an occasion. I don't think we were atypical in how we spent money on food back then; as a society, the 1970s saw roughly 30 percent of our food dollars spent on food prepared outside of the home. Today North American society is over 50 percent.

Working in my office, I'd venture my average patient is eating out three to four times a week. And yet, it's not laziness that drives their frequent meals out. Regular meals out are simply North America's new normal. And it's a new normal that I think is a huge player in our collectively poor health.

While there is no one singular cause for our societal struggle with diet and weight-related conditions, one of the primary drivers is our unbelievably frequent use of restaurants, cafeterias and take-out food. Sometimes we justify these choices because there's a "low-fat", or "low-carb", option or something that sounds safe and healthful, and sometimes we convince ourselves it's due to a lack o...

21:35

WATCH: 52yo Woman Torn to Shreds by K9 as Cops Admit Shes Innocent "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

WATCH: 52yo Woman Torn to Shreds by K9 as Cops Admit Shes Innocent

A St. Paul woman was horrifically attacked by a police K9 for absolutely no reason other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

St. Paul, MN On September 23rd, Desiree Collins, a 52-year-old St. Paul resident, learned the hard way what can happen when a K9 officer loses control of his dog. St. Paul police officer Thaddeus P. Schmidt claims he lost control of his K-9, Gabe, when it attacked Collins, ripping her arm into shreds. The entire incident was caught on the body cameras of the officers involved.

Collins was attacked by Gabe near a dumpster along the 600 block of Van Buren Avenue. The woman can be heard in a long and sustained scream. Ow!Oh!, she shouted. The pain must have been intense as her eyes seemed to show the fear and horror she was experiencing.


The attack knocked her out of her shoes and onto the ground where Gabe had latched onto her arm. She screamed, he pulled, and then the St. Paul officers reached down to take control of her, helping her and attempting to get the dog off of her arm....

21:29

Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept 12-10-17 The U.S. Media Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened (or, MSM still going down, baby!!) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Havent posted much about the continuing to fall apart MSM recently, but this one really makes a couple of key points that may assist in reminding that each channel of the MSM is still very much controlled by (CIA, NSA, fill in your own). However, I do believe that control is no longer as effective as it was just a few years ago. Their (MSMs) problem: more and more are waking up to their antics. And MSM trash is called out as such, almost as soon as they post it.

Found this at ZeroHedge.

Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nations largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.

This entire revelation was based on an email which CNN strongly implied it had exclusively obtained and had in its possession. The email was sent by someone named Michael J. Erickson someone nobody had heard of previously and whom CNN could not i...

21:28

This question from Netflix prompted some very funny (and furious) responses "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

This never happened when it was just the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

It was almost enough to make you feel warmth towards a Nasdaq-listed and generally very secretive video on demand giant from the other side of the Atlantic.

Almost, but not quite. Here are our favourite responses.

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21:27

Debt Rattle December 11 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

MC Escher Balcony 1945   Bitcoin Futures Top $18,000, Soar 20% From Open Halted for Second Time (ZH) Investors Told to Brace for Steepest Rate Hikes Since 2006 (BBG) The Struggle To Maintain The Standard Of Living (Roberts) China Audit Finds Provinces Faked Data and Borrowed Illegally (BBG) Markets

The post Debt Rattle December 11 2017 appeared first on The Automatic Earth.

21:09

11 things I learned reading the CSS Grid Specification "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Illustration by Alex Kunchevsky

June 11, 2017, I decided to read the CSS Grid spec.

The Spec was a little bit technical, but it was by far the most enjoyed specification I had ever read. If youre a more advanced developer, bookmark it for future references.

So, will this be helpful?

I believe the difference between good and great engineers, is that the latter take their time to understand what really goes on under the hood. They learn how things work, instead of learning by copy and paste.

So, do you want to be a great developer?

Hell, yeah. Or, you wouldnt be reading this article.

What youll learn

While reading the spec, I learned some very subtle, but profound details.

In this article, I will share them with you.

1. The CSS Grid is declarative

Declarative APIs are so sweet to work with. Think ReactJS?

As websites evolved from simple documents into complex, interactive applications, web layouts became difficult to compose. So difficult, they were my nightmare.

This is exactly the problem CSS Grid has come to solve today.

From the spec.

The CSS Grid takes away the painful process of crafting intelligent layouts and replaces it with a beautiful set of declarative rules that make the process near effortless.

These are good times in the history of CSS.

2. The fractional unit does not always produce equally spaced rows and columns

One of the first things everyone learns and gets to love about the CSS Grid is the fractional unit. Even a duck can get away with it.

The fractional unit takes away the pain of calculating percentages. It is a delight to work with.

Most people teach that the fractional unit (fr) yields equally spaced columns or rows.

For example, a declaration like 1fr 1fr 1fr is expected to give you columns or rows of equal spacing. See the illustration below:

Equally spaced rows created by the fractional unit.

Sadly, this is NOT always true. Poor duck.

The following is from the spec:

The fr uni...

21:04

The Art of Reconnaissance: How to Improve your Viewpoint "IndyWatch Feed Food"

 

ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, this article will cover some basic techniques for observation, as well as some information on how the eyes and mind work.  Why?  To fine tune your skills and give you an edge, as well as promote information for your further studies.  You can use this information when you are in a fixed position and watchingwhether on sentry duty, or for reconnaissance.  These are not tips that are only for snipers or long-range shooters: theyre for the average guy and gal.  Lets get started.

Gain a Better Viewpoint With These Recon Basics

Our eyes are the eyes of a predator: pointed forward, with the greatest focus in our field of vision being directly in front of us.  We see the following in order: movement, color, and the silhouette.  Movement is the greatest factor, and this is wired into our systems to detect threats against us.  Two eyes provide us with depth perception: the ability to gauge distance and determine where an object is in relation to us and to other objects.

One of the challenges for you is to develop your peripheral vision.  Take something such as a door inside of your house, and focus on it.  Maintaining the focus of your eyes on that door, allow the softened edges, or the unclear areas at the edges of your focus to come into view without moving your eyes.  Keeping your eyes riveted to that focal point, allow the whole eyes to see everything on the sides of that focus, and all of this without moving the eyes.

The unclear area is your periphery.  By unclear, I mean that you can see it, but the edges are not as sharp, and the detail is not as defined as the central focus.  Your practice is twofold.  First, practice trying to identify things on the sides of your focus without moving your eyes.  Next, see the limits that your eyes take in objects.  This is very important.

You can focus on a spot on the horizon, but if you keep that focus, guess what?  You will not miss an object moving into your field of vision is you train yourself well to see in the periphery.  This is because the movement will register in your eyes and on your brain, and then you can shift your focus onto it to see it more clearly and identify it.  Color, as mentioned...

21:00

Jeremy Clarkson criticised for road-testing wives "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Some say he can't keep his flies up. All we know is, he's called Jeremy.TV presenter Jeremy Clarksons latest Top Gear Challenge has sparked fresh criticism after he and his co-presenters set out to discover which of them had the fastest wife.

Much of the criticism came after Clarkson decided to swap spouses, and was seen clambering into an ex-wife, whom he declared an absolute classic. He then attempted to cross the finishing line ahead of Richard hamster Hammond who did the whole thing in the same sporty blond.

Clarkson defended his decision to swap, claiming that he had ridden his current wife all the way down from Gloucester and she had overheated on the M42 outside Redditch. I was hanging on for dear life, praying to God I didnt have a blowout, explained Clarkson. I didnt want her leaking all the way back, so I thought, hey why not get out the old crate and give her a spin.

There was nothing in the rules saying I couldnt swap the missus, despite James Mays usual protests. But then you should have seen the clapped out old thing he showed up in. Its a wonder he finished at all, he added

In the end Hammond came first by a fraction of a second.

Clarkson however remained bullish, saying: He was in a newer model, but was going far too fast with more understeer than a pig with no front legs. It was obvious hed completely lose his way and end up in the wrong bush, which is actually minus ten points, and straight to the bottom of the cool wall.

So he was lucky. And I probably lost about 2 or 3 seconds anyway due to foreplay, which as any of my wives will tell you is longer than I normally take in the wet.

Malcolm Rennie, BBC Head of Defending Clarkson, said: Top Gear is the most popular show on BBC2, it is shown in 86 territories and generates annual merchandising sales in excess of 4.8 million. So Jeremy could cook and eat a pensioner live on air and we wouldnt give a donkeys fuck. But thanks for asking.

On next weeks show a more rigorous comparison of the wives will be carried out by the Stig.

21:00

Best Herbs and Spices for Boost Brain Power "IndyWatch Feed Food"

This video reveals the herbs and spices that boost brain power.



21:00

South Korean NH Bank Joins R3 Distributed Ledger Consortium "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

South Korea's NongHyup Bank has joined the R3 distributed ledger consortium, saying it will launch a pilot blockchain project.

21:00

Massive Gains Force Bitcoin Futures Trading to be Halted Twice in Quick Succession "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

With the CBOE Bitcoin futures going live, no one is surprised the demand is pretty massive. During the first few hours, things have progressed rather nicely.  At the same time, the massive gains triggered two warnings already. At the 10% and 20% gain level, the CFE halted trading of these Bitcoin futures. In every case, the trading resumes pretty quickly. All of this shows the demand for Bitcoin will not diminish anytime soon.

The Bitcoin futures trading is a big development for the worlds leading cryptocurrency. Institutional investors can now speculate on the future BTC price. As one would expect, the demand for such a speculative vehicle is rather steep. In fact, it is so steep the CFE had to halt trading of CBOE futures twice already. These halted trades are triggered automatically whenever major gains occur. In this case, it happened at a 10% and 20% gain compared to the original price.

Bitcoin Futures Make Their Mark

This goes to show there is a genuine bullish sentiment regarding the Bitcoin price. More specifically, the actual BTC price has also appreciated nicely over time. While the futures are still valued higher than the BTC price itself, it does paint an interesting future. It is very likely we will see the Bitcoin futures halted again whenever new major gains or massive losses are recorded. Now is the time to speculate on the worlds leading cryptocurrency.

It is uncanny how much demand there is for the products offered by CBOE. Their website crashed earlier this morning as well, which isnt entirely unexpected. Centralized infrastructure has never been able to keep up with demand for Bitcoin whatsoever. Thankfully, those issues have been resolved rather quickly. It will be interesting to see how this Bitcoin futures market evolves in the next few days.

Moreover, the CME Bitcoin futures will go live in a week from today. With more competition on the market, things will get pretty crazy for Bitcoin during the end of the year. The global demand for Bitcoi...

20:55

Woman re-enacts iconic scene from Star Trek with cat "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Introducing Makiki Reuvers shes just got viral with over 20,000 retweets and likes with her joke about Star Trek.

And the joke replies came oh they came

The needs of the Meowany outweigh the needs of the Mew writes @Danielmadison78.

Or the pun. writes @North_easton.

I am and always will be your feline writes @Kevinmkruse.

Live long and paws-purr writes @S_palm.

And finally

Source: Twitter/@makiki_reuvers

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20:51

Off the Press: Nuclear Energy Is a Fast and Inexpensive Way to Improve the World "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This piece was originally published in the Finnish newspaper Aamulehti on Friday 8th of November 2017. The article is based on an earlier English blog piece I wrote, which was quite a bit longer than the 4500 character limit at the paper, and Continue reading

20:47

When the Magic of the Holidaze is Lost. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

No amount of sleigh bells can match an extended hand, they just cant.

20:47

Bitcoin Mining Operations Increase Sharply Resulting in Blackouts "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Power consumption from Bitcoin mining operations is similar to the energy usage of such countries as Oman, Morocco, Serbia and Denmark, according to Digiconomist stats.

20:45

Yoga Snobbery: To Sanskrit or Not to Sanskrit? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I didn't want to be a robot just reciting "Om" because it was the cool yoga thing to do. I quit saying "Namaste" at the end of every class too, and for the first time this semester, I

20:33

Best Survival Rifles For Protecting and Defending Your Family "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I had to passionately spend considerable time researching on a variety of rifles in the market today that you can use to protect and defend your family. I was awed by incredible designs and crafts flooded out there, including lackluster ones. But dont worry; this post has got you covered.  Having pointed that out, first, ... Read more...

The post Best Survival Rifles For Protecting and Defending Your Family was written by Bob Rodgers and appeared first on Prepper's Will.

20:18

Chicken Platter with Serrano Ham, Olives and Lemon and Parsley Dip "IndyWatch Feed Food"

A recipe inspired by the flavours and ingredients of Ibiza, that can be cooked on a barbecue or in the oven. Spanish flavours at their best! I received a contribution towards the cost of creating this post. Thanks to Thomas Cook for your support! I've never been to Ibiza, but I've always wanted to go. I've always heard friends returning from there, saying that although it's famous for its nightlife, it's a really beautiful and tranquil place to visit, too. And with temperatures around 7-8 degrees higher than they are here in the UK, I'd LOVE to go. The beaches, the sunshine, the mountains and the food. Definitely for the food.  Thomas Cook asked me to have a think about a...

This is a short selection of today's blog post - please visit the blog to see the full post. Thanks!

20:15

Bitcoin The Spouting Whale Gets the Harpoon (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin The Spouting Whale Gets the Harpoon Video smaulgld Video Source

The post Bitcoin The Spouting Whale Gets the Harpoon (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:13

Malcolm Turnbull To Take Credit For Winner Of Hottest 100 Vote "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ROY MARTIN | Youth Culture | CONTACT Following on from the recent nation-building success of the Same Sex Marriage plebiscite, Malcom Turnbull has held a press conference today expressing his excitement at claiming another victory for Australia with the upcoming triple j Hottest 100 poll. With voting opening on December 12, Prime Minister Turnbull said he was confident []

The post Malcolm Turnbull To Take Credit For Winner Of Hottest 100 Vote appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.

20:13

How I built a multi-token Airdrop Central to distribute ERC20 tokens "IndyWatch Feed Education"

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Every now and then, while browsing questions on Ethereum Stack Exchangethe go-to site for questions related to Solidity development, and for me, the go-to place to contribute to the dev communityI see the following question:

How to do an airdrop of my tokens.

In the context of a Token Sale campaign, an Airdrop refers to sending tokens to multiple accounts for free. This is a trend that has recently become popular to promote upcoming ICOs / Token Crowdsales.

Some of these airdrops are done as a time and/or volume based campaign, where people are told that if they own some amount of tokens by some date, they will receive more tokens.

Some other airdrops are even done in an unsolicited manner. Teams will just send tokens to random accounts from a list. If you were on that list and you happen to check your balance for that token, you will see them.

There are also a few sites that allow users to subscribe to find out how to willingly participate in these airdrops. They will typically ask you to subscribe to some mailing list or give you referral links to participate in token sales.

How Token Airdrops are Typically Done

There are a few ways these token airdrops are handled by teams.

  • Some of them do it manually. They just build a list on an spreadsheet, and then proceed to manually transfer the tokens to each account.
  • Others build a very simple smart contract, which receives an array of addresses, and proceeds to transfer some amount of tokens to each of those address.
  • Others also use a smart contract to allow people to proactively withdraw tokens they have been assigned beforehand.

I havent yet seen a solution that allows people to just sign up and then receive any tokens sent by multiple teams.

The Token Airdrop Central

In this article, Im going to describe how I built a smart contract that works as a central for airdrops. Basically, people can subscribe to this airdrop central, and from then on, when a team performs an airdrop to the central, the subscribed users can withdraw their share of the airdrop for free.

On the other hand, teams doing airdrops can just send the tokens to this central which will get evenly distributed to all users subscribed at that time.
The Airdrop Central keeps 2% of those tokens as a fee for the service.

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20:03

Manila to host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Philippines "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

On January 25, Manila for the first time will host Blockchain & Bitcoin onference Philippines, an event dedicated to cryptocurrency, blockchain and ICO.

Philippines is a pioneer in the digital assets regulation

At the end of November 2017, the Philippines` Securities and Exchange Commission announced its intention to introduce cryptocurrencies in the legal field. This means that soon the state can become one of the pioneers in the field of regulating digital assets. Legislative security will positively affect the popularity of the Philippines in the crypto community.

Participants are crypto industry professionals

Crypto experts from all over the world will take part in the event: representatives of financial institutions, bankers, entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, developers of blockchain solutions, startups and professional traders.

Guests will enjoy not only the conference, but also an exhibition

The event takes place in the format of a conference + exhibition, which simplifies the search for potential business partners. Within the conference, speakers will discuss legislative changes in the field of cryptocurrencies and tokens in the Philippines, share the experience of preparing a startup for the ICO, advise which digital assets should be invested in the new year and tell about the benefits of blockchain for business.

Representatives of the international crypto community will gather in the exhibition area: suppliers of mining equipment and farms, crypto exchanged, blockchain projects and investment funds.

The event is held by the international company Smile-Expo

The organizer of the event is Smile-Expo, the company that conducts events of the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference network in 15 countries of Europe and Asia.

Venue: Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Manila.

Follow the news on the official website of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Philippines.

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20:01

Indulging In Too Much Marijuana Is Causing This Rare Condition in Users "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Screaming and vomiting doesnt sound fun at all, now does it? This mysterious health condition is becoming increasingly common and we still do not quite understand it.

While most are calling this scromiting its true name is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS). Medical experts are currently under the impression that this condition stems from the body being over saturated by cannabinoids in the more heavy marijuana consumers. It seems most chronic cannabis users are at risk.

It is characterized by recurrent nausea, vomiting, and extreme abdominal pain. The pain is said to be so intense it causes screaming. However, some do claim a hot shower or bath can alleviate the pain at least for a small amount of time on some level.

Chalfonte LeNee Queen who suffered through this illness for several years says it is TERRIBLE. Until finally being diagnosed she thought that she must have had some kind of cancer that was for some reason not being detected. She claims to have visited the hospital at least three times a year when it became the most intense. According to NPR, this condition only affects a small percent of the population at the moment, but as marijuana legality increases it will as well.

With that being said, I do believe the benefits of marijuana outweigh the downsides but we need to be aware of this issue. Dr. Aimee Moulin an ER physician at UC-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento says she has seen a definite rise in cases throughout California since the legalization of recreational marijuana. This condition is not easy to treat and besides quitting the cannabis completely there is no cure.

According to one study in regards to this, the average duration of cannabis use prior to the onset of recurrent vomiting was almost 4 years. There has not been much research done on this at the moment, but it was found that cannabis users would have to consume marijuana at least three to five times a day to develop CHS. You can learn more about this issue in the videos below. What do you think about all of this? I for one am a bit on the fence.

20:00

Cast iron or stainless? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

While making dinner going through my cookware noticed that I have no stainless Steel . Do have a lot of cast iron and cheap aluminum. What's your favorite cookware?

20:00

France Gives Go-Ahead for Blockchain Trading of Unlisted Securities "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The French government has given the official nod for trading unlisted securities using blockchain technology.

20:00

Depression & Melancholy: Animated Videos Explain the Crucial Difference Between Everyday Sadness and Clinical Depression "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Depression, the TED-Ed video above informs us, is the leading cause of disability in the world. This may be a hard fact to swallow, the product, we might think, of pharmaceutical advertising. We all feel down from time to time, we think. Then circumstances change, and those sad feelings disappear. Isnt it like this for everyone? It is not. Clinical depression is different. Its a medical disorder, and it wont go away just because you want it to.

Depression can linger for up to two weeks, and become so debilitating that sufferers cannot work or play. It interferes with important relationships and can have a lot of different symptoms: a low mood, loss of interest in things youd normally enjoy, changes in appetite, feeling worthless or excessively guilty, restlessness and insomnia, or extreme lethargy, poor concentration, and possible thoughts of suicide. But surely we can hear a paid promotional voice when the narrator states, If you have at least 5 of those symptoms, according to psychiatric guidelines, you qualify for a diagnosis of depression.




What we dont typically hear about in pharmaceutical ads are the measurable physiological changes depression writes in the brain, including decreased brain matter in the frontal lobe and atrophy of the hippocampus. These effects are measurable in humans and rats, in study after study after study. But while most of us know the names of a neurotransmitter or two these days, not even neuroscientists fully understand the biology of depression. They do know that some combination of medication, therapy, and, in extreme cases electroconvulsive treatment, can allow people to more fully experience life.

People in treatment will still feel down on occasion, just like everyone does. But depression, the explainer wants us to understand, should never be compared to ordinary sadness. Its effects on behavior and brain health are too wide-ranging, pervasive, persistent, and detrimental. These effects can be invisible, which adds to an unfortunate social stigma that dissuades people from seeking treatment. The more we talk about depression openly, rather than treating as it as a shameful secret, the more likely people at risk will be to seek help.

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19:48

Olympus E-PL9 and anniversary OMD camera coming as next "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

We know for sure what the next two Olympus cameras will be: 1) The Olympus E-PL9 will be unveiled as next (probably before or at the CP+ show) 2) A special 100 years anniversary OMD camera will be launched too

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19:34

If You Want Real Love Be With Someone Who Does These 15 Things "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

In life, we often end up dating the wrong people. We end up with people who do nothing but bring us down and dont really care as much as we wish they did.

15 Things Someone Who Really Loves You Will Do:

1. Someone who commits to you.

Someone who isnt going to cheat on you, someone who is true to you no matter what. Commitment is easily one of the most important things in a relationship. Without it, all you end up with is a broken heart.

2. Someone who loves you for who you are inside.

Someone who knows you on a level like no one else does. Someone who understands that you have flaws and doesnt mind any of them. Someone who sees you for who you truly are.

3. Someone who doesnt ignore you.

Someone who isnt going to forward your calls or stop replying out of nowhere. Someone who is going to pay attention to you and listen to the things you say. When you ignore your partner in a relationship you are making them feel invalid and no one ever wants to feel like they dont matter.

4. Someone who goes out of their way for you.

Someone who doesnt mind driving a few extra miles to pick you up when you need them. Someone who is going to put forth the same amount of effort you do. In a relationship, you have to go out of your way from time to time to make all the small things count.

5. Someone who doesnt mind taking care of you.

Be with someone who heats up your soup when you are sick. Someone who will be there through all of the roughest times. We all have our moments where we are either feeling down or hitting rock bottom and it is important we are there for one another during those times.

6. Someone who loves being with you.

Be with someone who enjoys being around you. Someone who has fun with you and makes you happy. Dont be with someone who does their best to avoid you.

7. Someone who is mature and respectful.

Respect is key in a relationship. If you are with someone who doesnt respect your boundaries get rid of them. You deserve someone who doesnt step all over who you are as a person.

8. Someone who isnt afraid to put in the efforts that you do.

Someone who is not going to...

19:30

Barrett Browns Pursuance Project BANS Suzie Dawson for supporting Wikileaks "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

INTERNET Suzie Dawson, New Zealands Internet Party Leader, was banned Saturday from accessing Barrett Browns Pursuance Project Beta System. Dawson lives in Moscow, exiled from New Zealands surveillance state.

Warning: my private communications with other at-risk activists were deleted without me even being notified or given any advance warning whatsoever: & im not the only one https://t.co/BGgqwp7B3H@t0p_100@XDEVASTATEDX@NatSecGeek@canadianglen@SomersetBean@globalhighfive

Sunday, Brown responded with an excruciating 11-minute-long song and dance to youtube that went nowhere real fast, but its clear Dawson was removed after contentious arguing with Brown because he doesnt like Wikileaks anymore.

Dawson, whose Internet Party was founded by Megaupload billionaire and Call of Duty grand champion Kim Dotcom, is the brilliant investigative journalist who found out that Hillarys been hocking all that nasty Uranium to Putin.

Wikileaks has maintained strict silence on the subject as Assange considers who to throw under the bus first. Perhaps there are the beginnings of a Pro-Wikileaks purge at the Pursuance Project as another user has been banned.

19:29

15 Amazing Facts About Psychology That You Need to Know "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Psychology is an amazing subject and it is perhaps the only true concrete answers we have to the massively confusing minds we possess. Its the key to understanding not only the conscious mind but the subconscious too.

Psychology is such an intriguing topic because it gives us answers to the not so concrete feelings we experience when we are all wrapped up in our minds! In all honesty, everyone should know these amazing fifteen facts about psychology!

1. The placebo effect

The placebo effect has actually shown to be more effective and offers more relief than actual medicine. It happens when the consciousness truly believes theyre getting better because of treatment, but the treatment actually has no external effect on it whatsoever.

2. Deja Vu

Deja vu is a consciousness phenomenon in which one believes they are living in a moment for the second time. They truly feel as if they have experienced the present moment before. Interestingly, almost every person who experiences this does so about a conversation or a dream.

3. Calorie Charts

Calorie charts placed at the beginning of a restaurant buffet actually make people choose less healthy foods, according to a study.

4. Twins

Most identical twins are actually not identical. Our brains just perceive them that way.

5. Video Games

People who play video games regularly are much more likely to lucid dream than people who dont. They are also better at changing and morphing their dream realities. This is thought to be because of a gamers ability to get lost in other worlds.

6. Stay Away From the Word You While Arguing

The word you can actually stimulate a persons brain to feel...

19:21

SXSW Wellness Expo and Goop: Accepting HIV/AIDS denialism and antivaccine pseudoscience by embracing Dr. Kelly Brogan "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Dr. Kelly Brogan is doing well these days. Invited to be a headliner at Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Summit and to be on the advisory board of the 2018 SXSW Wellness Expo, she's riding high. Unfortunately Goop and SXSW appear not to care about her being an HIV/AIDS denialist, antivaxer, and all around quack.

19:17

8 Ways to Practice Self-Love on A Deeper Level "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Far too often in life, we forget to be kind to ourselves. We get too caught up in pleasing those around us we let ourselves fall behind.

The things you think and the way you feel can truly have a very big influence on your being in general. Negative self-talk or being overly harsh in regards to yourself can be dangerous. Knowing your worth and being gentle with who you are is important.

If you are not doing the following things yet, you should give them a try. Self-love is important and we should all try to maintain a sense of it. You will never be who you want to be if you keep putting yourself down. Be your own cheerleader.

8 Ways to Practice Self-Love on A Deeper Level:

1. Ensure that you get the proper alone time you need.

If you need to spend some time alone for yourself, do it. Dont spend every single day of your life pleasing those around you. YOU matter too.

2. Use the word no more often.

No is a very important word that we have to use sometimes. When you dont want to do something or something is going to put a strain on you dont agree to do it. Saying no saves us a lot of stress in the long run.

3. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.

We must forgive ourselves and learn from our mistakes. Dwelling on them only makes things worse. Nothing good comes from obsessing over things that are said and done.

4. Respect yourself more.

Be more respectful of yourself. Your emotions and dreams are important. Do not be a doormat for anyone.

5. REALLY treat yourself when you can.

If you want something, go out and get it. Treating yourself from time to time is not going to hurt anyone. You deserve a reward from time to time.

6. Be aware of your good qualities and remember your worth.

You have tons of good qualities and are amazing. Remember that this world needs you and that you are special. No one else is quite like you.

7. Acknowledge your own accomplishments.

Stop focusing on the bad things and focus on the good things. Look at all the things you have accomplished even the small things. You are well on your way.

8. Dont try to be perfect.

No one is perfect, perfection does not exist. Be...

19:11

4News Blockchain Based Ecosystem to Revolutionize Waste to Energy Utility Sector "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

4New, worlds first tangible and eco-friendly waste to energy blockchain solution is pushing the energy manufacturers to adopt blockchain technology and revolutionize the Utility Sector, while bringing a positive disruption in the industry. 4New is the first platform to convert waste, collected from households into energy and then sell it back to them, national grids and aggregators. Though the idea of converting waste into energy is not a new one, yet it is for the first time that any initiative has integrated the whole tangible supply chain from waste collection to energy sale, onto blockchain network.

The Blockchain Based Ecosystem for Waste to Energy Conversion

It cannot be denied that blockchain technology is a powerful platform for growth of global economy. The technology is here to stay and even getting more popularity with time across the globe due to its trustless nature and transparency.

4New has launched its utility coin, 4New Coin in its on-going ICO to be ended by December 15, 2017. The 4New Coin works as a Coin as a Service to all stakeholders, consumers, industry peers, associates and early adopters. The open source, decentralized blockchain based platform encourages value-based exchange between B2B, B2C and C2C, spotted in waste and energy markets.

4New Coins are utility tokens developed on Smart Contracts that form a binding connection between executing parties, thus, eliminating middlemen or intermediaries and provide an incentive to every exchange on the platform. The ledger provides an auditable and immutable record of all buying and selling transactions of energy and waste, empowering 4New Coin to be a global medium of transaction amongst buyers and companions for all waste and energy administrations .

Smart contract over blockchain platform makes direct payment possible, from consumer to producer, eliminating the need of middleman in between. The smart contract immediately pays for the products or services supplied just after the delivery. This is a big relief for the producers as mistrust and lack of transparency have been the biggest obstacle to demand and supply. It will encourage the energy manufacturers to integrate utilities on blockchain, and, also users to pay for these utilities through cryptocurrencies. Through smart contract based transactions, users will also get hope, orderliness and peace of mind to cater their energy needs effectively. This practice will eventually result in widespread adoption of cryptocurrency worldwide.

Moreover, 4New blockchain platform is to be integrated with 4New Smart Meter, which will provide feedback to the manufacturers after tracking and monitoring consumers energy consumption, to help them provide stabilized energy supply to their consumers.

To know about...

19:00

Production: Managing Expenses in Todays Competitive Newspaper Market "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Before we start, lets be clear, budgeting isnt fun: sifting through prior year actuals, accessing variances, evaluating needs, determining what we can do without, trimming expenses to stay in-line with revenue, weighing labor expense, measuring benchmarks and determining adjustments relevant to page counts and circulation variations.

In todays competitive market, the one who takes a hard look at expenses, ties spending directly to revenue and implements a solid plan stands the best chance of success.

With budget season upon us, we need to explore every option to reduce and control costs. Outside of the givens of waste control and web reductions, there are those who believe its overkill getting down into the weeds and evaluating little things that can add up to big dollars. Sure, theres a lot of work and some pain involved, but its our job and responsibility to move the company ahead and protect the assets of the franchise.

The items covered here are what Id refer to as common sense savings, while they may seem insignificant when they stand alone and dont receive the same attention as big dollar items like paper waste, combined these small ideas add up to significant annual savings and perhaps will help you meet budget expectations.

Ill forewarn you that you may read this and feel this is going too far, but to others on the edge of profitability, they will hopefully benefit from the ideas presented on this page. Enough pennies will eventually add up to dollars.

Turning Off the Lights

I really hope youre saying duh, but before you discount this suggestion, take a look at your electric bill. The same employees that flip off the light switch when leaving a room at home wont give it a second thought in your building. Watch for awhile and youll see for yourself. Walk by the empty conference rooms with lights burning all day. Theres more savings here than you might think and some cost cuts can...

19:00

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis BTG/USD Buy on Dips "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin gold price made a nice upside move from the $190 swing low against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line at $230 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD (data feed from Bitfinex).
  • The price is now placed well above the $230 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Bitcoin gold price moved above the $230 resistance against the US Dollar. BTG/USD is now a good buy on dips toward the $230-210 levels.

Bitcoin Gold Price Support

This past week, we saw a downside reaction in bitcoin gold price below the $200 support against the US Dollar. The price moved down and traded as low as $190 where buyers appeared. They were successful in defending more losses in BTG and as a result, the price moved back above $200. The upside move was such that the price was able to break the $230 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. This means that the price moved back in the bullish zone with a close above $210-230.

A high was formed at $277.67 from where the price started a downside correction. It moved below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $190 low to $277 high. However, the downside move is finding support around $250 level. The most important support is near $230 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The mentioned level was a resistance earlier and now it could stop declines below $230. The same level is also the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $190 low to $277 high.

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis BTG USD

Therefore, any dips from the current levels toward $230 remain supported. On the upside, buyers could target the $300 handle in the near term.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BTG/USD is gaining momentum in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BTG/USD is placed well around the 60 level.

Major Support Level $230

Major Resistance Level $270

 

Charts c...

19:00

This Is How Your Eyese Can Heal You "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

It is said that the eyes are the window to our souls. It is said that the truth cannot be hidden within the depths of our eyes. For our eyes show our truth.

It is here today that I share with you the importance of the power within you. The power of your eyes. For they ARE the window to your soul. The absolute magnificent being that you are.

The light that comes from the depths within that shines out through your eyes can heal.

You see, it is through your eyes that you are able to heal self.  It is through your eyes that you can connect with the very essence of all that you are. Heal all the pain that you felt has held you back.


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18:59

Chicago Exchange crashed by Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The long awaited launch of Chicago Board Options Exchange Bitcoin futures contracts went off with a bang yesterday as the website was knocked offline by a surge in traffic. The first contracts were offered at 18.00 EST on Sunday and an unprecedented demand overwhelmed the exchange.

CBOE Tweeted a status update which said Due to heavy traffic on our website, visitors to cboe.com may find that it is performing slower than usual and may at times be temporarily unavailable. All trading systems are operating normally.

The site outage coincided with a surge in Bitcoin price at the time of launch. According to CoinDesks Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) it jumped from $14,509 at 22:59 UTC to $15,732 seven minutes later, 8.4% in a few minutes. Once the initial rush had subsided the CBOE website came back online and contracts started to sell. The exchange has listed some details on its Bitcoin futures offerings here.

Frustrated customers vented on social media, one Tweeting Quite a pathetic launch of future on CBOE, it seems that the website crashed. and another added: CBOE site down eight minutes after Bitcoin launch. It is often the case that organizations do not anticipate the level of traffic to their servers and do not make provisions for additional bandwidth. In recent weeks major exchanges such as Coinbase have gone offline due to high levels of traffic.

According to the CBOE website the XBT/F8 contract which expires next month is the most popular one with over 2540 already sold. The price determination is also explained on their website: The single price settlement process gives participants the option of using XBT futures to hedge their exposure in underlying bitcoin or gain exposure to traded bitcoin prices without holding bitcoin.

The first major regulated US exchange is now running Bitcoin futures and more will follow with CME Group launching their own contracts on December 18. Others are likely to develop their own offerings if these are successful, and looking at the initial reaction they will be. Company executives are hoping the CBOE will be able to launch other products centered around crypto currencies which could include exchange traded funds.

There has been a lot of critical sentiment over Bitcoin, mostly from Wall Street bankers who see it as a threat to their business model which largely revolves around controlling other peoples finances. Investors seem unperturbed at the moment the Bitcoin behemoth has bounced back from its 25% weekend slump to trade back towards the $16,500 level.

 

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18:37

This old Viz letter has gone viral because it says something accurate about Max Clifford "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The death of Max Clifford seems like an excellent excuse to re-post this letter from Viz a few years back writes @The_rob_1980 over on Twitter where its garnered over 3,000 retweets and likes.

And three more tweets paying tribute to this dubious man:

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Source: Twitter/@The_Rob_1980

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18:34

Mum posts video of her bullied son and celebrities response will make your day "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A mum posted a heartbreaking video of her tearful son telling how he is bullied at school and it prompted an amazing response.

Keatons mum Kimberly said on Facebook she had just picked him up from school because he was frightened to go for lunch, poor lad. This is what he had to say at the end.

I dont like that they do it to me and I for sure dont like that they do it to other people because its not okay.

People that are different, dont need to be criticised about it. Its not their fault. If you are made fun of just dont let it bother you. Stay strong I guess. Its hard. But itll probably get better one day.

The video went viral and all sorts of people got in touch. People like Luke Skywalker, for instance.

And people like this.

18:18

Dave Chapman: Bitcoin $100,000 And ETFs Are Probable "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Dave Chapman dealt with the Bitcoin market on CNBC Squawk Box, and his comments included a six-figure price point by the end of 2018, and more interesting use cases forthcoming.

18:07

Top 5 Regrets People Have Before Death "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

What are you working towards in life? What goals are most urgent for you to achieve before you die? Perhaps youre terrified of never achieving them, and you wouldnt be alone we all are! But maybe this study will be enough to inspire you to get out there and achieve what you desire.

We all have regrets and we definitely all make mistakes, and theres nothing wrong with that. When it comes down to it, life is an assimilation of feelings, memories, failures, and achievements. We dont really consider the times we were bored out of our minds or doing our daily routine as part of our real lives. Life is composed of different individual experiences, memories, and emotions some good and some bad. If you tend to stress about achieving your goals or reaching your highest potential, youre not alone! Pretty much everyone worries about the exact same thing, and maybe this study will be enough to inspire you to get out there and do it!

Australian Nurse and counselor, Bronnie Ware, has been taking care of terminally ill patients for some time now; some of which have only 12 weeks or less to live. Wares only job wasnt to provide these terminally ill patients with healthcare, hygiene, and food. She was also responsible for relieving them of mental stress and proving them with relief of any anguish about their upcoming end of days. Because most of her patients were elderly and only has about twelve weeks to live, she heard a lot about the regrets people has in their life. The things they never did that they wished they had. It actually turns out to be amazing advice. Ware composed the five most common regrets people who are near death complain about. We have the opportunity to do what they wished they had

Will you?

The Top 5 Regrets People Have Before Death...

18:03

I became a Ruby on Rails and React contributor and you can too "IndyWatch Feed Education"

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I am really grateful to have contributed to a few open source projects, including two I currently use on a regular basis: Ruby on Rails and React.

My contributions are very minor fixes and suggestions, and may not be worthy of much praise, but I want to use this article to inspire you to go and make your own contributions as well.

One of my core values is contribution and helping others. Thats one of the reasons I love to write articles, and also contribute back to the very projects that I have benefitted from over the years.

Although major frameworks that are widely used have gone through tons of reviews and careful analysis over the years, there is always room for improvement or addition. This means that you are not only able to fix bugs, or improve something that is already implemented, but you can also implement new features as well.

Why contribute to famous open source projects?

Before explaining how you can contribute to famous open source projects, it is better to cover the reasons why I believe it is very important to participate in such endeavours.

1. You will learn from the very best

Famous open source projects like Ruby on Rails, React JS, Spring, etc., have been used by a lot of projects. They have made countless developers lives a lot easier.

Since they are products of many brilliant minds, analyzing their code and trying to make improvements can be a tremendous source of learning.

You will not only better learn the frameworks and libraries that you use, but also some of the best practices and timeless principles that make these projects really great. You can then apply these lessons in your own work as well.

By trying to do contributions, you are more likely to learn a framework better, in comparison to someone who only uses it. In a 2016 report conducted by the Linux Foundation, 86% of technology professionals said that open source had helped them in their careers.

2. You can have a major impact

If you have been working on small projects that have not had much attention, then contributing to famous open source projects can give you the oppo...

18:00

SEC Official: Cryptocurrency Investment Funds Raise Questions "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The head of the SEC's investment management office said the agency is weighing questions related to funds that plan to hold cryptocurrencies.

17:52

Gold Coast Undecided On Which Sporting Code They Should Suck At Next "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT After countless attempts at creating a rugby league legacy in the coastal South-East Corner, and one so-so effort with the in the AFL, Queenslands Gold Coast are now deciding which national sporting code theyll throw another team that no one supports at next. Hmmmm Big Bash could be a very expensive exercisize says []

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17:45

Wall Street Is Going To Game BitcoinPERIOD! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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The post Wall Street Is Going To Game BitcoinPERIOD! (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:44

Cherry-Evans takes pay cut to alleviate Manly salary cap drama "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

WILLING TO CEDE BACK THE LEAGUE CLUB IF NECESSARY SAYS CHERRY-EVANS

WILLING TO CEDE BACK THE LEAGUES CLUB IF NECESSARY SAYS CHERRY-EVANS

Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans says he is willing to cut his monthly salary by $5 million if it will help the Sea Eagles get through its latest salary cap crisis.

Im more than happy to take a 5% pay cut if it will help the club out a bit, Cherry-Evans told the media this afternoon.

Ill even sell off several of my larger chateaus if it will help balance the books but I dont think Manly has an issue so it shouldnt come to that.

The generous offer to downsize his contract and fire some of his less valuable servants could be welcome news to Manly, who up until recently were chasing the signature of Todd Carney.

It was nice of Daly to offer but the truth is we would need him to do more than sack a few slaves to get us out of the shit, a spokesperson for Manly told us.

He would have to agree to let go of his entire share portfolio and allow us to lease back Brookvale Oval from him the guy pretty much owns owns every bit of our collateral.

The NRL says it will likely push ahead with its salary cap investigation unless Daly Cherry-Evans decides to purchase the investigation as an investment, then it will likely be dropped.

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17:43

Like This "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

am I thinking
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17:36

10 Hard Truths You Need to Accept Now For a Better Life "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Being strong consists of a lot of things, but unfortunately, most people are lacking in these areas. We dont realize just how much goes into being strong and how mentally intense it can be. The hard truths in the list below will help you grow in life, accepting these things is the start of something big.

10 Hard Truths You Need to Accept Now to Ensure A Better Life For Yourself:

1. You define yourself.

No one on this planet can define you. You are who you make yourself into. People will try to call you things you are not throughout life, but that does not make those things true.

2. The little things matter more than you know.

We get so caught up in the big things that we forget to pay attention to the small things. The small things will be what you remember most when you are old and on your deathbed. Pay attention to the things that are important to you.

3. No one on this planet is perfect.

Im am sorry to say this, but you are not perfect. No one on this planet is perfect. We all make mistakes and we all learn from one another.

4. Only YOU can make yourself happy.

No one can make you happy but yourself. Happiness is something that you can only find within. Only YOU can make yourself happy.

5. Complaining gets you nowhere.

Complaining only distracts the mind. If you dont want to do something either get it over with or dont do it at all. No one is holding a gun to your head forcing you, in life, we do not actually have to do most things we do.

6. We all have to die at some point.

Death is going to happen to us all whether we are ready for it or not. Those we care about will leave us and we have to accept it. No one lives forever.

7. Life is never easy.

Nothing in life is easy; you have to work hard in life to get where you want to be. We all contribute in some way or another.

8. Change is inevitable.

Change is going to happen whether you like it or not. Some of these changes are going to be good, and others may push you to your breaking point. Everything happens for a reason.

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17:30

Number Crunching "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

When I first wrote the article that this blog post is based upon, I had just finished reading a superb book, The Tyranny of Numbers by economist David Boyle (2001). In it, he critiqued our societys reliance on and obsession with numbers and data, concluding that the really important things in life cant be measured.

We have some really useless statistics as a result of our obsession for instance, did you know that the average person will accidentally eat eight spiders during their lifetime while they are sleeping? Or that, in 1997, 39 people in the UK went to an accident and emergency department following an accident involving a tea cosy? However, because things like love, intuition, creativity, happiness and imagination are unmeasurable, they are given less importance by those making policy decisions; sometimes ignored completely.

How true is this in midwifery as well? We measure the length of a womans labour (by our definitions) and deny her experience of the twenty hours she spent in early labour at home. We chart the physical progress of labour on a partogram but cannot see from this record any psychosocial or environmental factors that may have slowed things down. We can see from the birth record whether a woman had an episiotomy, epidural or a managed third stage, but have no clue from this whether she was happy with her experience or feels fulfilled as a woman and a mother. I worked in one hospital where the computer system required me to count and enter the number of antenatal visits the woman attended, but didnt care to know how many professionals were in the room when she gave birth. I would think that the latter had the potential for greater impact on the womans experience of her birth.

Our decisions are often guided more by calendars and clocks than...

17:30

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Approaching Short-term Break "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price is struggling to break the $0.2400 resistance is approaching a short-term break against the US Dollar.
  • There is a contracting triangle forming with support at $0.2300 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The pair might make an upside move above $0.2400 as long as it is above the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Ripple price remains well supported against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD might soon clear the $0.2400 resistance for more gains.

Ripple Price Trend

There was no major move in Ripple price either above $0.2400 or below $0.2200 during the weekend against the US Dollar. However, the price remained well supported above the $0.2200 level. It recently traded close to the $0.2500 level from where a correction was initiated. It moved below the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $0.2050 low to $0.2489 high.

The downside move was protected by the $0.2200 support. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $0.2050 low to $0.2489 high also prevented declines. At the moment, the price is now above the $0.2300 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. These are positive signs and it seems like there is a contracting triangle forming with support at $0.2300 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The pair is slowly approaching towards the next break either above $0.2400 or below $0.2300.

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP USD

As long as the pair is above $0.2300 and the 100 hourly SMA, there are chances of an upside break. On the flip side, a downside break below $0.2300 would call for a test of the $0.2050 low.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for XRP/USD is now moving nicely in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for XRP/USD is currently well above the 50 level and is moving higher.

Major Support Level $0.2300

Major Resistance Level $0.2400

 

Charts c...

17:22

An Article from Pao Chang: The Art of Word Magic and Its Connection to Freedom and Christmas "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Title: The Art of Word Magic and Its Connection to Freedom and Christmas

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In the late 1700s, freedom was a very important and popular topic on people's minds, especially on the minds of the people living in the 13 colonies, known today as the east coast states of the United States. Today that passion of freedom is burning strong again, causing many people to be interested in freedom. The increase of interest in freedom is a wonderful thing; however, when people do not "innerstand" what freedom is, it can lead them down a dangerous path. To innerstand what freedom is on a deeper level, you need to investigate the word freedom meticulously by studying its origins and different definitions. Furthermore, you need to investigate the words that have a strong connection to freedom, such as liberty. You also need to study how word magic is used to hide the deeper meaning of words, allowing you to see their hidden meaning.

The Origins and Definitions of the Word Freedom

One of the origins of the word freedom is the Old English word freodom, meaning "power of self-determination, state of free will; emancipation from slavery, deliverance". Dictionary.com defines the word freedom using these exact words:
the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint: He won his freedom after a retrial. exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc. the power to determine action without restraint. political or national independence.
Black's Law Dictionary (5th edition) defines the word freedom using these exact words:
The state of being free; liberty; self-determination; absence of restraint; the opposite of slavery. The power of acting, in the character of a moral personality, according to the dictates of the will, without other check, hindrance, or prohibition than such as may be imposed by just and necessary laws and the duties of social life.
According to Webster's Complete Dictionary of the English Language (1886), the word freedom means "the state of being free; exemption from the power and control of another; liberty; independence; frankness; openness; liberality; separation; unrestrictedness." Based on the definition in this paragraph and all the previous definitions, the word freedom strongly expresses "the state of being free from the power and control of another." Here is an excerpt from...

17:15

Dastyari Says Twitter Was Hacked After Liking Chinese Propaganda At 2am "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Labor Senator Sam Dastyari has blamed a hacker making mischief for an out-of-character like on his Twitter profile discovered early this morning. As celebrations over Fridays legalisation of gay marriage wore on into a classic Sydney-style Sunday session, at about 2am, the Inner West government officials Twitter profile liked a tweet containing Chinese []

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17:00

Meet the Programmed Higher-Self "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Fear is not supposed to be in the form of an angry teacher telling you, you are doing something wrong or found guilty of something by the good guy in the mind commonly set up by any type of indoctrination involving right & wrong, good and bad.

The effect we have is that when people have fear, they believe that something is wrong, which causes even more fear, a double whammy.

This topic of wrong was created to overwhelm our focus of perception, effectively making the observer seek something which is always possibly wrong in a world of good and bad, and the observer is sure to see bad when it already has been acknowledged as something which is unjustifiable and evil, any negative we have in the world is so simply because these constructs have their power metaphysically where it is energized significantly.

The advent of opposition also successfully makes people attempt to actively strive to be a good person. Whole lives are spent living together with unconscious negativity after successful spell-casting has worked its trick, simply because the curse of yin and yang effectively keeps the dark and the light from merging by keeping consciousness entrenched in a framework of limited scope.


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17:00

Is Eating Eggshells Beneficial? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

As you've cracked eggs over a skillet or mixing bowl over the years, it may never have occurred to you that the eggshell, and not just the egg, may offer considerable nutritional benefits. A study entitled "Eggshell Membrane: A Possible New Natural Therapeutic for Joint and Connective Tissue Disorders," was recently published in Clinical Interventions in Aging. The study tested the concept of using natural eggshell membranes in supplement form, or NEM, as a:

"Novel dietary supplement as it contains naturally occurring glycosaminoglycans and proteins essential for maintaining healthy joint and connective tissues 500 mg taken once daily, significantly reduced pain, both rapidly (seven days) and continuously (30 days)."1

It may interest you to know that the researchers involved in the study concluded that none of the participants exhibited any adverse effects in the course of the study. A significant percentage of the participants experienced considerable improvements, and the authors deemed the crushed eggshell treatment to be "well tolerated."2

Learning that not only were eggshells from hens "suitable for human consumption" but even nutritious, the blogger behind Healthy Food Tribe notes that for others interested in the science behind it, it's important to understand a few things, namely:

  • Crushed, powdered eggshells may be a good addition to your diet
  • How to prepare them
  • How to use and store them

Studies Analyze the Benefits of Eggshell Consumption

According to the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition,3 the ingredient that makes eating eggshells beneficial is calcium, or more specifically, calcium carbonate. Perhaps not surprisingly, that's what 95 percent of the total makeup of eggshells consist of, which is similar to your own bones and teeth.

Researchers noted that consuming just half an eggshell can supply you with the recommended reference daily intake (RDI)4 of calcium, an amount the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined fulfills the nutrient needs by infants,...

Big Pharma Tries to Monopolize CBD Oil Market "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

The cannabinoids in cannabis cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) interact with your body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. In fact, scientists now believe the endocannabinoid system may represent the most widespread receptor system in your body.1

There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, immune system and more, and both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates a cannabinoid receptor. Your body actually makes its own cannabinoids, similar to those found in marijuana, albeit in much smaller quantities than you get from the plant.

The fact that your body is replete with cannabinoid receptors, key to so many biological functions, is why there's such enormous medical potential for cannabis. More often than not, medicinal marijuana is made from plants bred to have high CBD and low THC content. While THC has psychoactive activity that can make you feel stoned, CBD has no psychoactive properties.

That doesnt mean THC is medicinally useless, however. It too has been found to have a number of medicinal benefits, although it does need to be balanced with CBD to lessen its psychoactive effects. For example, recent animal research2 suggests THC has a beneficial influence on the aging brain.3,4 Rather than dulling or impairing cognition, THC appears to reverse the aging process and improve mental processes, raising the possibility it might be useful for the treatment of dementia.5

Drug Company Vies for CBD Monopoly

As reported by Motherboard, the drug industry is now pushing for legislation that would make CBD oil illegal by turning it into a drug.6 The article discusses a South Dakota Senate bill, SB 95, which would exempt CBD from the definition of cannabis, thereby transferring it from a Schedule I controlled substance to a Schedule IV substance. This would allow CBD products to be sold, legally, in South Dakota, where medicinal marijuana is currently not allowed.

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Dr. Mercola's Weekly Health Quiz "IndyWatch Feed Health"

1 People who consumed the highest levels of this fat were 23 to 30 percent less likely to have gum disease.

  • Avocado oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Macadamia nut oil
  • Animal based omega-3 fats

    Omega-3 fats may help ward off gum disease. Coconut oil is another natural antibacterial alternative that can significantly improve your oral health. Learn more.

2 What is the primary but hidden objective behind mandatory influenza vaccinations for health care workers?

  • Preventing spread of influenza between workers and patients
  • Reducing sick days in the work force during flu season
  • Avoiding financial penalties for failure to meet a 90 percent vaccination rate

    While public health officials insist mandatory influenza vaccination policies for all health care workers protect patients from getting sick with influenza, a far greater incentive for firing workers refusing annual flu shots is the financial penalties hospitals face from the federal government if their vaccination rates are too low. Learn more.

  • Reducing mortality rates among health care workers

3 Historical records reveal the sugar industry buried a 1968 study linking sugar to the following health problems:

  • Heart disease and bladder cancer

    Documents show the sugar industry buried evidence from the 1960s that linked sugar consumption to heart dis...

Poop Pills Can Combat Deadly Infections "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

While it would seem that a fecal transplant in capsule form would be a somewhat bitter pill to swallow, scientists conducting a randomized clinical trial1 found this mode of transportation, in a matter of speaking, for fecal therapy was easier and just as effective for treating patients infected with the serious and dreaded Clostridium difficile infection (RCDI), or simply C. diff., as receiving a fecal transplant via enema or colonoscopy, also known as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT).

Further, FMT in pill form has the capacity to improve patients quality of life, as it caused fewer adverse events.2 For those who may be unaware of this protocol, fecal transplants are now not just common, but according to one study, so successful that the first trial was stopped early because the researchers deemed it unethical to withhold the treatment from patients (as some typically are given alternative therapies). As noted by NPR:

That's because C. diff. is kind of a special case. It's a very invasive microbe that has repeatedly been assaulted by antibiotics which have caused a collapse in other microbes. So it's an easy environment for microbes in a donor stool to invade.3

C. Diff.:  Common Bacterium in Hospital Environments

One of the problems with C. difficile is that its one of the most common health care-associated infections and one of the foremost reasons hospital patients develop debilitating, recurrent diarrhea thats hard to get a handle on, medically. Its especially rampant among older individuals on antibiotics for other conditions. CIDRAP states:

(C. diff.) can also be difficult to completely cure. As a result, recurrent infections have become a growing challenge. At least 20 percent of patients who get an initial CDI have a recurrent infection within eight weeks, with the risk of RCDI being as high as 50 percent to 60 percent after three or more infections.4

Researchers at Brown University, where one program focuses on digestive microbes such as bacteria, fungi and...

16:28

Why learn Morse code? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This is why-



pretty funny but I have heard much the some upon occasion. Happily, on the FT-817, the mike UP/DOWN keys can be used as 'paddle input; while in CW mode.

The radio in the video is a DSB kit sold out of Oz fro about 50 USD.

16:23

Statins are gateway drugs for Big Pharma: Take one and youll need four or five more prescriptions for the side effects "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

One out of every three American adults take statins, and if you think that sounds like good news for statin manufacturers, youre missing the bigger picture. All of Big Pharma benefits when people take statins. In fact, statins can really be thought of as gateway drugs. After all, they have so many side effects that you will likely end up taking several other medications after you start statins just to deal with them.

What can happen to you if you take these dangerous drugs? They suppress your bodys immune system, rendering it less able to fight off infections. They also inhibit production of coenzyme Q10, which helps to regulate your immune and nervous system and maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure. Theres also a higher risk of neurological diseases when you take statins, with many patients reporting forgetfulness, confusion and memory loss. But dont worry whatever happens to you, Big Pharma has a solution for that, too!

Statins also increase your risk of diabetes, so much so that the FDA has required that a warning label be placed on the package informing people of the link between statins, higher blood glucose levels and diabetes. The risk is especially heightened if you are an older woman. An Australian study found that elderly women who took high doses of statins had a 50 percent higher risk of developing diabetes. This could mean youll end up on diabetes medication for the rest of your life.

And for what benefit are you placing yourself at so much risk? According to research published in BMJ, taking statins over the course of two to five years adds just 3.2 days to a patients lifespan on average if the side effects dont kill them first. Yes, theyve been approved by the FDA, but how many times has the FDA had to pull drugs after initially approving them as their dangers became too obvious to ignore?

Statin alternatives

If all this make you want to keep your distance from statins, you will be pleased to know there are some great alternatives. Dr. Jack Wolfson, a Phoenix-area holistic cardiologist, believes that a wellness model needs to be followed rather than a sickness one.

In an interview with Mike Adams, the Health Ranger,...

16:21

In5D Alternative News for December 11, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Welcome to In5D News, your source for Alternative News related to POSITIVE change in our society. Alternative news is the REAL news that is not being reported on the main stream media (MSM). It also reveals the propaganda that IS being reported by the MSM. If youve noticed, the main stream media promotes violence, fear, []

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16:12

Expanding Bunnydom: tutorials in the works! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"


Thank you for buying my Bunny & Carrot pattern! Your support has been awesome and Kate and I are so excited to think of all the new Bunnies that will are being made all over the world. Eeee!


Because we love and appreciate you guys, look at what we've added to the wonderful world of Bunnydom - a hooded pea coat and a bag of carrots!

This will be a free tutorial . . . well, TWO free tutorials - one for the bag and the other for the coat. The photos are all taken, and the samples all completed, so the plan is to get the tutorial out here on the blog in the coming week so you'll have plenty of time to make coats for any Christmas Bunnies are going under the tree.

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16:10

Energy Shift Update We Just Had A Major Shift! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Tiffany Stiles, Holy Shi+ Beautiful Souls! We just had a major shift! Whoosh! Vertigo! Pure Source Energy surge through the body. I will liken it to a vortex of swirling energy around the body. This is assisting one in opening their personal portal at the heart chakra to align this energy with the encoded []

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16:05

One Night With DMT My Experience "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by LOTSWA, Guest writer, In5D.com Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is the most elusive entheogenic substance in the universe. For those who have made the voyage to the darkest fathoms of mind and reality, words are futile to describe the arduous tale of ego death, flirt with enlightenment, and rebirth back into third-dimensional life. We can only piece []

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16:01

Gibraltar Bill Passage Paves Way for Blockchain Regulations "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Lawmakers in Gibraltar approved a piece of legislation last week that fits into the government's broader plans for blockchain.

16:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Holding Key Support "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price started an upside move after declining towards $420-422 against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $431 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The pair is currently above the $440 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average, which is a positive sign.

Ethereum price is showing positive signs against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is gaining pace above $440 and it remains supported on the downside.

Ethereum Price Support

There was a positive movement in ETH price from the $402 low against the US Dollar. The price moved above the $480 level and later started a downside correction. It traded as low as $421.90 and is currently moving higher. Buyers have pushed the price above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $497.71 high to $421.90 low. The best part was a close above $430 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Moreover, the price recently broke a short-term bearish trend line at $440 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. At the moment, the pair is trading near the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $497.71 high to $421.90 low. A break above the $450 level would open the doors for more gains possibly above the $465 level in the near term. An intermediate resistance sits at $459 and the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $497.71 high to $421.90 low.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

On the downside, the 100 hourly SMA at $439 is an initial support. The next major support is around $431 and a major bullish trend line on the same chart. As long as the ETH/USD is above the $430 level, it might continue to rise in the near term.

Hourly MACD The MACD is about to move back in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI The RSI has just moved above the 50 level and is showing positive signs.

Major Support Level $430

Major Resistance Level $460

 

Charts courtesy ...

16:00

Why Cats Are Badass Spiritual Beings "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Meashenu, Guest writer, In5D.com Cats are truly amazing spiritual beings for many reasons. You may not realize just how much your own cats protect you from entities & attacks that your physical eyes are unable to see. Ive learned quite a lot about these beings in the last month or two while doing distance []

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16:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.00005 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 2.20 AUD
Converter

Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.00010 BTC = 1.66 USD
1.00 USD = 0.00006 BTC
Converter

15:30

Oil producing countries could follow in Venezuelas footsteps and use cryptocurrencies in trade to negate the Petrodollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Oil producing countries could follow in Venezuelas footsteps and use cryptocurrencies in trade to negate the Petrodollar by Ken Schortgen The Daily Economist While the world mulls over whether President Nicholas Maduros new scheme of creating an oil backed...

The post Oil producing countries could follow in Venezuelas footsteps and use cryptocurrencies in trade to negate the Petrodollar appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:13

Bitcoin vs Fiat Currency: Which Fails First? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

What if bitcoin is a reflection of trust in the future value of fiat currencies?
I am struck by the mainstream confidence that bitcoin is a fraud/fad that will soon collapse, while central bank fiat currencies are presumed to be rock-solid and without risk. Those with supreme confidence in fiat currencies might want to look at a chart of Venezuela's fiat currency, which has declined from 10 to the US dollar in 2012 to 5,000 to the USD earlier this year to a current value in December 2017 of between 90,000 and 100,000 to $1:
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15:08

Bitcoin Markets Really Like CBOE Futures, Prices Spike Sharply "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Remember how some people were worried that futures trading might tank Bitcoins price? Well, think again - Bitcoin experiences 12% jump in hours.

15:08

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis Can BCH/USD Recover Further? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price is recovering from the $1205 low against the US Dollar, but it is facing many resistances.
  • There is a crucial bearish trend line forming with resistance at $1410 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price might struggle to move above the $1400-1410 resistance area in the near term.

Bitcoin cash price is recovering from $1200 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD has to move above the $1400 resistance zone to recover further.

Bitcoin Cash Price Resistance

There were a couple of downsides swing moves in bitcoin cash price this past week towards $1200 against the US Dollar. The main reason was BTC/USDs sharp rise above $17,000. BCH declined and tested the $1200 support area. However, buyers were able to protect further declines and pushed the price back above $1250. The price also traded above the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $1500 high to $1205 low.

At the moment, the price is trading above the $1350 pivot and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It seems like the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $1500 high to $1205 low at $1385 is acting as a resistance and preventing gains. Above $1385, there is a crucial bearish trend line forming with resistance at $1410 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD. Therefore, it seems like the $1400 resistance zone is very important and a break above it wont be easy.

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH USD

Moreover, the $1440 level is also a major resistance above the mentioned $1400. On the downside, the $1350 level is an initial support followed by $1320. The most important support on the downside remains at $1200.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is moving nicely in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BCH/USD is now well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $1320

Major Resistance Level $1400

 

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15:02

LTC BULLS DRIVING PRICES HIGHER TECHNICAL ANALYSIS December 11, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

LTC bulls are marauding and as it is, the first take profit level at $155 no longer holds. Concurrently, we are seeing some price recovery in NEM Monero and DASH as they try to move higher with a stochastic buy signal.

Of the five alt coins under our consideration, it is IOTA whose volatility remains muted but should there be a close above the wedge where it is moving in, bullish trend might resume.

Lets look at the charts:

NEM PRICES STABLE AND MOVING HIGHER

alt coin NEM 4HR chart technical analysisXEMUSD 4HR Chart for December 11, 2017

Interesting events happened towards the end of last week, the whipsaws after what is appearing to be a perfectly executed insider trading to me. Well, it sunk and the next day prices were testing the moon.

At current prices, NEM prices are trading low and bouncing off the 20 period MA with a stochastic buy signal in place.

Previous resistance now support is also acting as a reliable prop for bulls and the way it is, NEM bulls might continue moving up towards $0.676 resistance line.

AFTER A TRIPLE BOTTOMS, DASH EDGE HIGHER

alt coin DASH 4HR chart technical analysis DASHUSD 4HR Chart for December 11, 2017

DASH prices are bullish. With every higher high it makes, the ultimate bull target of $820 and $1050 get closer.

At the moment, DASH is pushing higher after bouncing from the triple bottoms with a stochastic buy signal in place. We also have the minor resistance trend line connecting December 3 and 9 highs as our next resistance line.

Any close above that and the 20 period MA means bull pressure is on.

20 PERIOD MA ACTING AS STRONG IOTA SUPPORT LINE

alt coin IOTA 4HR chart technical analysisIOTUSD 4HR Chart for December 11, 2017

We are in a strong bull run as per the week...

15:00

The Anunnaki Wheel of Enslavement "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The attacks by Darkness are increasing at this time as It becomes more and more desperate. These are dangerous times.

Humans need to be cautious, yet not fearful of the evil aliens. Anunnaki aliens have no power over True-Light beings who still remember their Creator and have retained their Will.

The ruling elite have stepped up their hacking efforts since I wrote On the Brink of Anunnaki New World Order. They have also had many meetings and discussions about the article and the contents of the websites. 

The ruling elite are very worried. They realize that they have no secrets from the Light and that their time is short.


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14:59

Bloody Cripsmas - Dark Christmas Comedy "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I helped produce this film...in light of Christmas coming up I thought i'd share it for anyone who wants to get a laugh or two. ***It does contain some language and plenty of fake blood effects***


Merry Christmas

-Lenni

14:56

Which Of The Five Soul Groups Do You Belong? "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

We are all very spiritual human beings, regardless of what religion or spirituality you practice. We possess powerful souls that are vastly connected with the universe. We even have different soul groups that we all experience from time to time!

If you stop thinking about all the worldly aspects of life and live it the way you should, youll realize that there is so much more to life than acquiring wealth and new objects. Stop trying to impress the neighbors with a fancy new ride and instead go spend your money on an experience with the people you love the most. By canceling out all of the worldly forces around you, you can completely eliminate the world of materialism and fully embrace not only your soul but the souls of others. Take an active part in your soul group.

There are different types of soul groups that we each engage in actively throughout our lives. All of the connections rekindled flames, and past loved ones are all interconnected through a soul group. Which one do you find yourself in presently?

1. The Twin Flame

The twin flame is another person who shares ideally the same soul as you. You have very firm, grounded beliefs on certain topics and aspects of life that you share with your other. Your twin flame might be your lover, best friend, or even a sibling! Before the soul incarnates it chooses its friends, family, siblings, and partners. It balances out the karma and the souls inquire purposes to fulfill life lessons and knowledge.

2. SoulMates

Soulmates arent exactly the same as the term you hear in all the chick flick movies. A soul mate is ideally a person who is with you during your most important moments. The person you met through life and you want to be there for them for the entire ride. A true soulmate doesnt appear during the prime of our life, they often find us when we are struggling heavily. They might even rescue you from it.

3. Soul Community

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14:55

Backed by Oil and Gold: What is Known About Venezuelas Petro Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Backed by Oil and Gold: What is Known About Venezuelas Petro Cryptocurrency from Sputnik News The establishment of its own cryptocurrency, called El Petro, will help Venezuela overcome the financial blockade, President Nicolas Maduro said. Economists and financial experts commented...

The post Backed by Oil and Gold: What is Known About Venezuelas Petro Cryptocurrency appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:37

A wild ride ahead for Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This weekend has been a tumultuous one in crypto-land. With Bitcoin bouncing off of an all-time high of just over $18,250, and altcoins surging on Saturday, a different picture was being painted on Sunday. The bears were out in force and BTC lost over $5,000 in just over 48 hours. Volatile does not even come close to describing the current market as most coins are showing red negative numbers yesterday.

The big slump may be connected to the launch of the Chicago Board Options Exchange futures contracts on Sunday. This will effectively allow traders to short Bitcoin and it looks like the digital avalanche has already started. Options Clearing Corp has set an initial margin requirement of 44% of the daily settlement price. This is huge compared to traditional commodities such as oil or gold. The rate has been increased from CBOEs original 33% margin requirement as a result of the massive price swings Bitcoin has had this past week.

It is currently trading around $16,500 which has recovered from a 25% drop on its peak late Friday/early Saturday. Massive swings of over 20% in both directions in such a short time are cause for concern for institutional traders and investors. The margin requirement for futures trading is the amount investors need to put aside as collateral so that other traders know that losses can be covered. One of the managing partners at Benchmark Investments stated that One of the reasons why the futures margin requirements are so high is because of the limited size of the overall bitcoin market. Theres a lack of depth and breadth.

There is great concern that crypto currency trading risks have not been properly evaluated. This week the Futures Industry Association circulated a letter to regulators highlighting these concerns from the trade group of banks and brokers. Some of Wall Streets biggest banks including Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup are still hesitant and will be holding back from offering clearing for Bitcoin futures contracts until the digital dust settles.

Traders and investors are keen to get in on the action but are also hesitant for fear of going against managements public stance on digital currencies. Whether the banking bigwigs fully embrace the technology or publically decry it as many have been doing recently they are all paying full attention to it now.

The charts look like roller-coasters and the wild ride isnt over yet for Bitcoin and its brethren.

 

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14:33

Faux industrial cart coffee crate side table "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This next year, I plan to upgrade a few key pieces of furniture that Ive made over the years, to give them more of a grown up industrial edge. Yes. I want my junk to grow up. Just a little. For one, while my pallet wood TV media stand is still standing strong, Id love to []

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14:30

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 12/11/2017 Updated Extension Levels "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price has been able to make a correction from its stellar rally over the past week.
  • Price pulled back to the $13,000 area then bounced off the support level to signal that its ready to resume the climb.
  • Bitcoin is now testing the 50% extension level and the next upside targets are marked.

Bitcoin price has completed its correction from the latest rally and is resuming the climb to the swing high.

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is still above the longer-term 200 SMA to confirm that the path of least resistance is to the upside. This suggests that the rally is more likely to carry on than to reverse. Also, the gap between the moving averages is widening to reflect stronger bullish momentum.

Stochastic is also on the move up to show that buyers are in control of bitcoin price action. RSI has more room to climb, so price could follow suit. However, stochastic is already approaching overbought levels to signal exhaustion among bulls.

Market Factors

The US dollar strengthened on Friday when the non-farm payrolls report printed  a higher than expected result. This could up the odds of aggressive tightening in 2018, although the upcoming FOMC decision this week could confirm or negate that.

Updated Fed economic forecasts are due along with this weeks statement, and there will a press conference to follow the announcement. Of course this would be one of Yellens last pressers, so traders might be more curious to find out what incoming head Powell thinks.

CBOE has launched its bitcoin futures product but the website has crashed as activity jumped, leading many to worry that systems are overloaded and could hamper trading activity.

Due to heavy traffic on our website, visitors to http://www.cboe.com may find that it is performing slower than usual and may at times be temporarily unavailable, the exchange said in a statement. All trading systems are operating normally.

Traders are now turning their attention to the launch of CME bitcoin futures next.

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14:25

Bitcoin Futures Begin Trading Let The Madness Commence! "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

One of the things that I love about Bitcoin is that the fun never seems to end.  On Sunday, Bitcoin futures began trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange for the first time ever, and within minutes the CBOEs website crashed.  What a perfect metaphor.  Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are completely and utterly disrupting the global financial system, and the financial establishment is still groping for a cohesive response to this growing phenomenon.

For a long time the financial establishment seemed to think that if they just kept publicly trashing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that they would eventually just go away.  In fact, earlier today I came across a story that talked about how Deutsche Bank is warning of a Bitcoin crash in 2018.  But what they dont realize is that we have reached a tipping point, and the world will never go back to the way it was before.

And even though other global financial institutions are dragging their feet, an enormous threshold was crossed when Bitcoin futures were launched on the Chicago Board Options Exchange just a few hours ago

On Sunday, the Cboe will finally launch its long-awaited bitcoin futures contract; the CME Group will launch its futures contract later this month.

This will surely add a new element to bitcoin, shifting it from a buy-side-only trade to introducing the ability to go long or short. This should bring new, larger and institutional participants into the market....

14:14

9 Signs That You Are Fringe Dweller "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Steven Aitchison; stevenaitchison.co.uk

Do you ever feel that you are stuck in a world you dont really belong?

Youve tried your hardest to fit in, to go along with the crowd and be part of the world of clock watchers, but somehow this life and the people in it seem just a little too baa baa.

You might have known this from a very early age and thought of yourself as a little weird, a little strange, and others might have ostracized you for it. However, in time, you learn to live with the clock watchers, whilst learning to grow your consciousness at a different rate from others.


You think that little bit deeper about things, you are more intuitive, you seem to physically feel other peoples pain, you sense their emotions without them speaking a word. You might be more in touch with your spirituality than others and ask questions that others dont seem to care about.

Then it could be that you are a Fringe Dweller
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14:13

Scientists Discover That CoQ10 Can Program Cancer Cells To Self-Destruct "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Lori Alton; NaturalHealth365

It has been 60 years since the discovery of CoQ10, a vitamin-like substance first identified by Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frederick Crane. Currently used to help treat heart disease, CoQ10 may have even more therapeutic benefits to offer especially for cancer patients.

A promising study shows that this nutrient causes cancer cells to self-destruct before they can multiply giving rise to hopes that it can be utilized as an important integrative therapy for cancer patients. Lets take a closer look at this wonderful scientific work.

CoQ10 reminds cancer cells to die


Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) which supports many indispensable biochemical reactions is also called ubiquinone. This is due to its ubiquitous nature CoQ10 is found in nearly every human cell, with particularly high concentrations in the mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell.

Researchers have found that CoQ10 is vital in producing adenosine triphosphate, the energy molecule (ATP). In addition, it is a potent antioxidant that boosts immune health and energy.
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14:11

Want to Enjoy a Long, Happy Life? Live Near Trees, Say Researchers "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"



(Carolanne WrightIf youre anything like me, hiking through a forest, camping in the woods or savoring a natural space is a sure-fire way to boost mood, energy and vitality. The Japanese even have a name for it, Shinrin Yoku otherwise known as forest bathing. And they have science to back-up the physiological benefits stress markers like cortisol, pulse rate, blood pressure, parasympathetic and sympathetic nerve activity all improve with spending time in the woods. Its not only the Japanese who have discovered the perks of spending time among the trees, Western researchers have now established that if you want a healthy brain and more resiliency to stress, living near a forest is one of the best moves you can make.
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14:09

We Are In The 4th Dimension "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Olga Star; In5D.com

There are so many questions flying around. Whats the difference between the 4th and 5th dimensions. When are we there? What does it imply once we are in the other dimension and what shall we do in preparation for that?

And the answer is, we have entered the 4th dimension already. As the shifts come in several waves and layers of population following awakening, that is not about the hierarchy but a structural necessity to ensure as gentler as possible adjustment and as a gentler as possible shift to a higher dimension.

What is the 4th dimension, and how come no one told us about it?


The 4th dimension is acknowledging other existences, and not just by knowing about them, but feeling them. The proof? How many thousands of people are channelling their other dimensional friends? And those are the ones that are feeling safe and comfortable that we can hear them speak publicly, yet we have many more who have similar abilities yet are building up their courage to join the rest.

Some of us are not gifted with channelling options and we are gifted with telepathic communication as well as other Clair-senses, and that is okay. We, Star Beings and Starseeds reincarnated from other planets, have different purposes in the grand scale of the Earths shifts. For example:
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14:04

Human Consciousness is Far More than 3,000 Years Old "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Christina Sarich; Waking Times

Scientists stuck in the materialist, Newtonian conception of the Universe believe that human consciousness is only 3,000 years old. I would like to put this nonsensical notion to rest, with my own limited consciousness, yet one that has been around for eons, which I will support with ample evidence.

Julian Jaynes wrote in 1976 in The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, that human consciousness only came to be 3,000 years ago. He also asserts that this timeframe explains when humans first developed spoken language.

Before I argue against these absurdities, I will explain what Jaynes puts forth using Homers Iliad and Odyssey as references, to posit that consciousness within the human being is so incredibly infantile.


Jaynes argues that we did not understand metaphor, had no insight and could not reflect on an inner world the foundation of what we understand as consciousness in the time of the ancient Greeks. This is loosely referred to as the Bicameral Mind, and has been taken up by many other philosophers.

Jaynes argues that thoughts occurred to us and we obeyed the thoughts without question, believing that we were receiving orders from some higher authority.
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14:00

Deutsche Bank: Blockchain Opportunities Are 'Huge' "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A presentation by the bank's wealth management execs declared that blockchain technology has a lot of potential, but was lukewarm of cryptocurrencies.

13:57

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

 

 

1985

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or Biophotons!

The photons, strangely enough, appear within the visible spectrum. They range from near-infrared through violet, or between 200 and 1,300 nanometers.

Scientists have an exciting suspicion that our brains neurons might be able to communicate through light. They suspect that our brain might have optical communication channels, but they have no idea what could be communicated.

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13:48

Were Hoarding The Coins Top Crypto Mining Executive Explains Why They Wont Sell "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

If the price action in crypto currencies over the last several months has proven anything, its that the blockchain has gone fully mainstream with global investors, major financial institutions and governments showing significant interest in the space. While a number of blockchain projects are moving onto the stage, the primary focus for investors has been Bitcoin, which has seen an increase of over 1,600% in 2017. And according to Frank Holmes, there is much more to come.

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13:45

Why Bitcoin Dollar Demolition Means High Silver Price! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Why Bitcoin Dollar Demolition Means High Silver Price! Video Silver Report Why the rise in bitcoin could benefit the silver price dramatically. Bitcoin the cryptocurrency has power a lot of attention is going to bitcoin right now. Bitcoins success...

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13:42

Tutorial: how to add a petersham waistband to the Scroop Fantail Skirt "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

The Fantail Skirt has been an absolute cornerstone of my wardrobe all spring.  Its so perfect for transitional weather.  I throw on tights and a cardigan when its cool, and have been wearing lighter blouses with it as it gets warmer.

The Scroop Patterns Fantail Skirt, scrooppatterns.com

I dont always want to wear something with a really fitted waistband, so Ive been mixing things up with my Fantails by making some with a petersham waistband, instead of the classic band waistband that is included in the pattern.

It just adds a nice twist to the skirts look, and what you can wear it with.

How to add a petersham waistband to the Scroop Fantail Skirt thedreamstress.com

Heres how to add your own!

You can also add a one to a mash-up of the Historical & Modern Fantails in lighter weight fabrics: with the full length of the Historical, and the zip of the Modern, with either style of pleats.

I dont recommend petersham waistbands for full-length Fantails in heavier fabrics, or Historical Fantails with placket fastenings.

Youll need:

  • A Scroop Fantail skirt, completed except for the waistband and hemming
  • A length of 1 / 2.5cm wide petersham the same length as the skirt waistband pattern.

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13:41

Red P-Plates On VW Golf A Fairly Good Indication Dads Making Bank "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

WENDELL HUSSEY | Cadet Reporter | Contact A link between the Volkswagen Golf and young women from affluent households has been discovered in a recent report published by theHousehold Wealth Index (HWI). Parts of the study suggests most Volkswagen Golfs adorned with red P-Plates are registered to an address in Betoota Grove the traditional LNP heartland []

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13:38

Volcanism & Hellish Fires; Indian Crop Loss; Tales from Puerto Rico (e26 Part One) ~ Ice Age Farmer IAF "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

 

 

 

Grand Solar Minimum news: Rare December fires fueled by hurricane force winds; earliest snow on record across southern US. Wettest December in 50 years for Mumbai, and resulting crop losses.

Tonights podcast is split in two parts: this GSM update, and a separate half pertaining to solutions: [Part B coming soon] Full show notes on IAF wiki: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/IAF

Crop losses continue, exponentially increasing extreme weather events, and volcanic/seismic activity: many indications that the effects of the Grand Solar Minimum continue to accelerate. START MOVING TOWARDS SELF-SUFFICIENCY TODAY. AND SPREAD THE WORD. http://iceagefarmer.com/ http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/ __ ____ *

December fires rare, hurricane force winds https://www.sott.net/article/370446-H *

Earliest snowing on record across south, including Texas https://twitter.com/voluntaryonly/sta

* Mumbai 50 year record rainfall after Ochki:...

13:29

Benjamin Fulford 12-9-17 Letter to the Editor (about the role of Canada in a unified North America) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Some may find this interesting, as Ben has often talked about Canada being the focus of a new government. This is a short answer to an email question (I presume). Bolding is mine.

Letter to the Editor

Hi Benjamin,
In your latest report, it sounds like the Chinese are promoting a Rothschild agenda when they talk about Justin Trudeau heading up a unified North America. Do you see it as such? I thought the RV and Global Collateral accounts were supposed to prevent a collapse of the U.S. (and Western) economies from happening?

[BF] The West (with a few exceptions like Canada and Germany) has been getting stuff shipped to them from the East without paying for it for over 40 years. At some point the US is going to have to go cold turkey and withdraw from its addiction to cheap Chinese nick nacks. It is an event that is likely to cause political chaos in the US. The US system is so dysfunctional that it probably needs outside help to clean up the mess. The most qualified and acceptable people to oversee the inevitable bankruptcy of the US are the Canadians. This, however, refers to Canadian people and Canadian institutions, not Trudeau the individual. That is what I am hearing anyw...

13:28

Top Crypto Mining Executive Explains Why Were Hoarding The Coins "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

If the price action in crypto currencies over the last several months has proven anything, its that the blockchain has gone fully mainstream with global investors, major financial institutions and governments showing significant interest in the space. While a number of blockchain projects are moving onto the stage, the primary focus for investors has been Bitcoin, which has seen an increase of over 1,600% in 2017. And according to Frank Holmes, there is much more to come.

In an interview with SGT Report, Holmes, the Chairman of Hive Blockchain Technologies, the worlds only publicly traded blockchain mining company explains that, while roughly 78% of the available 21 million Bitcoins, or about 16.4 million, have been mined up to this point, there are probably only about 10 million coins in actual circulation around the world because somewhere on the order of 25% have been lost forever due to misplaced wallet access keys and other issues. Moreover, of those 10 million or so available coins, it has been widely reported that about 1000 whales, or high net worth investors, own some 40% of the coins, creating a scarcity in the market that has left millions of global investors chasing a limited supply of BTC.

Holmes suggests that this limited availability works to the advantage of cryptocurrency miners who use expensive computer hardware mining rigs to process transactions on the blockchain, because with so much investment capital moving into the space they can hoard the coins they mine and sell into the market during price spikes while loading up on more coins when markets dip. Hive currently mines Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin and will soon move into Litecoin and other popular cryptocurrencies using the same strategy:

Were hoarding the coins we mine virgin coins and in fact we are getting offered premiums for our coins because theyve never been tainted. 

We never buy the coins anytime it has a huge surge we will sell one, two or three percent and as soon as it corrects we just mine more and replenish ourselves We want to wait until we get at least 20,000 coins and then we can turn around and use our quant models, so were doing things very unique

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Top Crypto Mining Executive Explains Why Were Hoarding The Coins "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

If the price action in crypto currencies over the last several months has proven anything, its that the blockchain has gone fully mainstream with global investors, major financial institutions and governments showing significant interest in the space. While a number of blockchain projects are moving onto the stage, the primary focus for investors has been Bitcoin, which has seen an increase of over 1,600% in 2017. And according to Frank Holmes, there is much more to come.

In an interview with SGT Report, Holmes, the Chairman of Hive Blockchain Technologies, the worlds only publicly traded blockchain mining company explains that, while roughly 78% of the available 21 million Bitcoins, or about 16.4 million, have been mined up to this point, there are probably only about 10 million coins in actual circulation around the world because somewhere on the order of 25% have been lost forever due to misplaced wallet access keys and other issues. Moreover, of those 10 million or so available coins, it has been widely reported that about 1000 whales, or high net worth investors, own some 40% of the coins, creating a scarcity in the market that has left millions of global investors chasing a limited supply of BTC.

Holmes suggests that this limited availability works to the advantage of cryptocurrency miners who use expensive computer hardware mining rigs to process transactions on the blockchain, because with so much investment capital moving into the space they can hoard the coins they mine and sell into the market during price spikes while loading up on more coins when markets dip. Hive currently mines Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin and will soon move into Litecoin and other popular cryptocurrencies using the same strategy:

Were hoarding the coins we mine virgin coins and in fact we are getting offered premiums for our coins because theyve never been tainted. 

We never buy the coins anytime it has a huge surge we will sell one, two or three percent and as soon as it corrects we just mine more and replenish ourselves We want to wait until we get at least 20,000 coins and then we can turn around and use our quant models, so were doing things very unique


(Watch this interview at Youtube)

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13:28

90% of the Church Are Deceived In This One Thing "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


Daniel 11:32 Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.
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13:20

Could gold do a bitcoin and hit $10,000 an ounce in 2018? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Could gold do a bitcoin and hit $10,000 an ounce in 2018? by Peter Cooper The National Historically, the players that fare the best in any investment bubble are usually those that cash out and buy precious metals, says Peter...

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13:00

Proof that the Human Species Has Been Genetically Engineered by Anunnaki Aliens "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Lloyd Pye used to say Everything you know is wrong and presents evidence about what is really going on with human evolution that mainstream science wont discuss. 

He presents evidence that the human genome was tampered with and he says the best story that explains why modern humans look like the way they do is presented in Zacharia Sitchins books

How modern humans got here is a big mystery and can be explained with the Anunnaki theory according to many researchers.

The best piece of evidence is not ancient archeology of ancient Sumeria or the translations of the cuneiform text but in the human genome itself. If we were modified then the hard evidence has to be in the DNA, end of story, period. 


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favorite kid books, 5th edition "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

 

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Here's some books we loved this year. I have grouped together Delia's and Lydia's first (they are 10 and 13) and Sadie's is the second group (15). Some of these titles are heavy. There is so much out there in terms of reviews, I know you all can research what would be a good fit for the kids in your life, but know these all come with high recommendations from my girls. the 1st and 2nd edition3rd edition and 4th edition lists from previous years. 

Snow and Rose: Written by our dearest Emily Martinit's really special and all three girls read it in 2 days and loved it.

Lord of the Rings: Lydia is a huge fan. She has seen all the movies many time, and has these on audio book as well. She just keeps gogin back to them.

The Outsiders: Delia read this and then Sadie did. They had never really read a tragedy like this before. It was great to relive it with them and took me back to 6th grade.

Bake Sale: This is a wonderful graphic novel loved by all 3 girls.

Lost in the Sun: Delia's favorite book this year.

The Book Thief: Delia loved this, it's a challenge to read, but was really interesting, and I know she was happy she stuck with it.
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12:55

Ethereum and the Artificial Man "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ethereum and the Artificial Man by JC Collins Philosophy of Metrics How Blockchain is De-Centralizing Existence and Making Governments Obsolete Governments by nature are slow, clunky, and extremely inefficient. The ideologies which support governance structures and mandates are outdated...

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12:52

Teenage Girl Literally Cant Deal When Asked To At Her First Ever Poker Night "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A local school leaver has confirmed that she literally cant deal, even after being shown how to by people who do know how to deal. Vera was attending a social poker night with some friends One of her friends older brothers, Luke initially asked her to deal out of politeness, after noticing that []

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12:52

Commuter On Hot Packed Train Wonders If Its All Going To Be Worth It In The End "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Another Monday, another late and crowed 7:34 am service on the Betoota MetroLine service into the Old City District. Denise Susans hit snooze enough times this morning to find herself without a seat and pressed up against the door. Im usually on the earlier train, she said defeatedly. But I think theres some []

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12:34

Kp Message 12-11-17 Seems like a Day off' "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

whatever that means. Im watching a live hockey game, which is something Ive not done for a long time (NHL app, on Roku).

And part of me feels the desire to have a day off of everything, including going for mocha, going to Hapuna, blogging, etc., etc.

I will say one thing There ARE energies.

Aloha, Kp


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12:18

Report: Dastyari In Some Curry "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A recent report by anyone who has been reading the news has found that Labor senator and walking headline Sam Dastyari really couldnt have landed himself in more shit if he tried. This comes after a report in Fairfax Media that suggests he urged Labors deputy Tanya Plibersek not to meet pro-democracy activists in Hong []

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12:16

8 of the Most Abusive Control Methods a Narcissist Will Use to Control You "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Narcissists are the worst kind of people to become involved with. They are the epitome of selfishness and total destruction of everyone around them. It is urgent that you stay aware of the classic tactics of manipulation they tend to use.

Being aware of the most common manipulation tactics of a narcissist could allow you to completely avoid being taken advantage of in the beginning. None of us are too smart to refrain from being taken advantage of or tricked at least once, and sometimes its all it takes to suck you into a deep, dark realm of reassuring a narcissist. If you have ever fallen in love or been with a narcissist you will understand how hard it is to break away from it, I sure know I do. However, there is no happiness until you do so! If I can give my best advice, Id recommend being extremely cautious to avoid being placed in the situation in the first place.

If you want to be informed of the many ways a narcissist will try to control you or take advantage of you, refer to the list below. These are the most classic, and hurtful, ways of manipulation and a narcissist will try them on you.

1. Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a horrific brainwashing technique that narcissists tend to favor. It is one of the most effective ways to completely control a person and shade their entire perception of reality. It causes you to question which way is up and which is down. It will cause you to have major troubles reconciling the cognitive dissonance that will surely arise. Make sure to ground yourself in your own reality by writing down things and telling a friend about your experiences with the person who might be a narcissist. They will try any way they can to make you feel like youre going crazy and it baffles you just to say the least. But in an even more odd way, it works.

2. Shaming You

A narcissists favorite thing to do is make someone else feel shame. Whether it be privately or in public, they are always lo...

12:14

Chicken Nipples and Other Surprising Things "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Sometimes I wonder if there will be a point in the future where someone googles my name for something important you know, like a potential employer who might want to hire me, or if the government ever wants to offer me top-secret security clearance, or maybe even a potential mother-in-law wondering if Im good enough to marry her son and you know what theyre going to find?

Chicken nipples.

Yeah. At some point Im going to take a good hard look at the choices Ive made in my life, but that day is not today, and heres why: Chicken nipples may be the best thing that has ever happened to me as a chicken-keeper, and people need to know about them.

Also, this should go without saying, but I also cannot even tell you the number of times Ive had to explain basic biology to someone who didnt understand how you get eggs from chickens if you dont have a rooster, so, just to make sure were clear chickens do not have nipples. What Im talking about are these things:

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I dont know what the official name is poultry waterer nipples maybe? Doesnt matter though, because if you google chicken nipples youll find them.

Okay, so heres why theyre important. In the summer the chickens spend fewer hours in the coop (because they free-range during daylight) and they have multiple water sources around the property. This is nice because theres usually a water source nearby,
all of the chickens will have access to water (particularly if one is being bullied and blocked from the feeder/waterer), plus It means I have to fill up the waterers fewer times per week.

In the winter, however, the chickens dont really leave the small barn. I have one 5 gallon waterer set up on a heater in the common area, but, even though I own a second heated waterer, any time Ive tried to set it up inside the coop the chickens kick up bedding or drop feathers or poop into the trough and the water is contaminated within a day.

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Hellions.

Anyway, this winter I decided to try somet...

12:05

Gold-Backed Bitcoin to Become New Global Monetary System? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Gold-Backed Bitcoin to Become New Global Monetary System? from Sputnik News Amid declining public and market participant trust in central bank monetary policies and governmental meddling with the economy, the Bitcoin gold system could replace the agonizing remains of Bretton...

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11:44

No Activity Remake Confirms American Cops Also Talk Shit "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Australia and the USA have always enjoyed a long-standing friendship. Bonding over Australias eagerness to follow America into whichever conflict takes their fancy in a particular decade and recent surges of far-right activists. However nothing has brought the two closer together than the realisation that both nations can identify with a pair of low ranking []

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