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ICOBox has announced the launch of its own initial coin offering "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

ICOBox, the platform that facilitates ICOs and crowdsales has announced the launch of its own initial coin offering. The upcoming ICO will follow the presale which went live on August 9, 2017. The presale of ICOS tokens will continue till August 15, 2017, where future token holders can avail early bird discounts on the token Continue reading ICOBox has announced the launch of its own initial coin offering

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Valuing Handmade "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

How has everyone been?
Our summer has been busy!

I've made one bag that I'm excited to share with you - as soon as I get some photos taken of it. 

And we have a relative's wedding to attend and sing at, which we're looking forward to. I am very happy to say that I didn't even consider sewing a dress to wear to it, let along outfitting my girls in handmade, unlike previous weddings (see and here for a success story and here for a total flop). We went shopping instead, and found very nice dresses that required minimal alteration (mine required none, which is a miracle). I know many people who legitimately enjoy tailoring dresses en masse for their families for occasions such as this, but I am not on...


23 Signs You Grew Up With Mental Illness "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Growing up with mental illness is hard. While growing up is already a daunting endeavor, when we add mental illness into the mix, things become exponentially more difficult.

When it comes to parents some will cast your struggle off as a phase and never think on it again. Mental illness is never the first place our minds go when things like this happen, but it should be. Struggling with your mental health happens, it is not your fault. Mental illnesses are not prejudiced they can happen even to the best of us.

Below you will find a list of things people who grew up with mental illness faced each and every day of their lives. Take them to heart and really consider what it is like. Whether you were a child who suffered from mental illness or not you may need to see this list, if the following applies to your childhood you might be struggling even now with a serious mental illness.

1. You felt like the weight of the world was on your shoulders.

When it came to helping people you wanted to help everyone but yourself. Things kept piling up and no one wanted to lighten your burden.

2. You never felt good enough

You always felt like you were not good enough or just didnt matter. You did your best to even keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself because of this.

3. You back talked

This was because you could not stand authority figures. You would push them further away than anyone else.

4. You pushed away your friends

Did you ever experience mood swings? Pushing away those who are close to you is all too common when it comes to mental illness.

5. You loved/love animals more than people

Growing up you turned to animals for love and support rather than people. You didnt worry too much about interacting with people when you had animals to talk to.

6. You cried yourself to sleep

You really believed you were worthless or that everyone hated you. This is something that kept you up at night more often than not.

7. You were always walking on egg shells

Nervousness was the death of you, not literally but figuratively.

8. You clung to relationships

You searched for love in every direction. While this didnt work out as well as you had wanted it to, clinging to the opposite sex was at least something to keep your mind occupied.

9. You were a daydreamer...


7 Things People Commonly Say When Theyre Lying "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Being able to tell whether someone is lying or not can be frustrating at times. This is because some people are really good at lying.

The best way to detect a liar I have found is to examine their words against their actions. There are even a few statements that they are more likely to say if they are lying. If you are discussing something with someone and they say the following things you may need to consider that they could be lying through their teeth.

The Red Flags of Deception:

1. You cant prove that.

Their word choices in this one make it clear they did something but since there is no proof they are refusing to own up to it. If they didnt do it they would have simply said that they didnt do it, right?

2. Thats about it.

This makes it seem as if the person is hiding something. If they had told you everything wouldnt they have responded without using the word about.

3. I dont remember doing that.

Lack of memory for most deceptive people is a means of covering up the truth. Whether they get caught or not they can cop out to an extent if they pretend to not even remember the event.

4. I dont know what youre talking about.

This is an attempt to deny everything all at once. You know they know exactly what youre talking about but getting them to agree to it is a lot harder than it should be.

5. Are you accusing me?

This is the way a liar will try and turn things around on the accuser. This is an attempt to put the accuser in defense mode and ruin the whole point of the conversation.

6. Why would I do that?

Deceptive people are often quite evasive which is easy to pick up on. Using this phrase buys them a little time to come up with something else to say.

7. You really think I would do something like that?

This is an attempt to make the accuser feel bad for accusing. Sometimes it works and other times the accuser will see through their lies. Anyone is capable of anything, of course, you might think they did whatever it is you are accusing them of.

Deceptive people will do whatever they can to get out of owning up for something they did. If you notice someone saying any of these things it is best to respond with the correct thing. For instance when someone says I dont remember what I did you should respond with w...


Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Calm Before Storm? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights ETH price remained below the $308-310 resistance against the US Dollar. There is a connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $308 forming on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). There pair is move to and fro between $290-308 before making the next move in the near term. Ethereum price Continue reading Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Calm Before Storm?

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The Sugar and Cancer Connection: Why Sugar is Called The White Death "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As good as it may taste, sugar is NOT your friend. It may feel like your friend when it comforts you (due to the beta-endorphin rush in your brain), but sugar is really your ENEMY.

Truth be told, regular consumption of sugary foods is one of the worst things that you can do for your health.

Modern scientific research has shown us, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that sugar in your food (in all its myriad forms) is taking a devastating toll on your health.

Well explore cancer and sugar further down, but lets first take a look at the sugar consumption trends over the past 300 years:

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25 Pictures that Show Just How Far Out the Hippies Really Were "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


What an amazing view on things!During the 1960s, the hippies ushered in a counter-culture movement of peace, free love, and good times that left the world forever changed. And while many of us may not believe it, our grandparents generation was most likely a part of that amazing revolution of love.

In a series of pictures, it becomes clear that without drugs, good music, and activism, we would not have the best aspects of the modern world we live in.

A Couple Standing in the Midst of Woodstock 1969

1967, Woburn Abbey, Hippies enjoy themselves at the 1967 Woburn Abbey Love In



This Horrifying Video Game Lies to Players in Order to Simulate Mental Illness "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Similar to mental illness, this new video game can be quite terrifying at times. So terrifying, in fact, that throughout the game whispers can be heard, but it is nearly impossible to trust them.

The game I am referring to is called Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice and everything inside of this game is a screaming reference to mental illness. Hellblade goes through the story of Senua a warrior woman on a quest to free her dead lover.

In order for her to free her dead lover, she must journey through Viking hell and face each and every one of her personal demons along with the horrors that come along with the afterlife. These personal demons are quite horrifying and were obviously well thought out by those working on the game. Senua suffers from something known as psychosis, this is why you hear the voices in her head and she sometimes sees things throughout the game that isnt actually there.

Because these voices are sometimes right it is hard to not listen to them. This game is said to be beyond frustrating but still brilliant all the while. Not dying in the game is especially important because each time that you die off Senua rots a little more. If the rot reaches her head the quest has been lost and all of your progress will be lost, or so the developers warn.

They do not offer much explanation into this but Reddit users speculate that the game resets the rot meter at each check point making it harder to get to the point where your saved data will be deleted. During the time spent making this games, developers also worked with mental health professionals and interviewed patients with psychosis. They even include a 25 minute long documentary about the process with each copy of the game.

This game is a great representation of mental illness. Mental illness is unfair and a battle all on its own.


Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC/USD Under Pressure "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights Ethereum classic price failed to remain in the bullish and moved below $16.00 against the US Dollar. There is a new connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $15.60 forming on the hourly chart of ETC/USD (Data feed via Kraken). The price might continue to move down and could even test the $15.00-14.80 Continue reading Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC/USD Under Pressure

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True Love Stirs The Soul Into Action "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Deane Thomas, Guest writer, Mid-Summer Nights Dream! As the heat of the days seems to increase, the days become shorter! We are basked in sunshine and showers as Mother Nature drenches us in her glory. Our days are filled with fun and laughter, as well as the excitement of our inner child. As []

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Coconut Oil: A true Magic Bullet "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Coconut oil, from the research I have done, is by far the best of the best. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, cancer, dental care, and bone strength.

When I read all this I thought I was reading about organic sulfur crystals. So, delving further, I learned that coconut oil is sulfur based. When seeing bottles of coconut oil in stores that were cool from air-conditioning, I noticed that the oil was not liquid but solid. Upon further examination, the solid oil looked like tiny crystals.

But, being an oil and not something that would be consumed frequently in more than minute quantities, coconut oil is extremely beneficial over a long period of time as opposed to the immediate benefits of ingesting organic sulfur crystals on a regular daily basis.

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Inner Knowing And The Voice Of The Soul "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Lanaria Amberkira and Ethan Indigo Smith, Guest writers, Inner knowing goes beyond the daily knowledge. Its your contact with your essence, feeling automatically, instinctively. Old, saved memories of universal truths, intuition. The inner knowing is about the deeper aspects of life. The voice of your soul is more your conscience. Metaphorically: The voice []

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Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.0010 BTC = 3.42 USD
1.00 USD = 0.0003 BTC


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North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

In the last week, the news has forgotten about Russia and now seems to be focusing on the issue with North Korea, or is it an issue? Kim Jung Un has been threatening the United States for years. Year after year the threats keep coming but now he is flexing his strength and testing missiles and issues a threat towards Guam . Trump issued a warning towards Kim Jung Un, they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. Trumps speech is quite reminiscent of Trumans words...

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What Did You Do To Prep This Week? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Well, folks, here we are again

I hope that everyone has had a great week and got some prepping done. Unfortunately, a lot of folks start out prepping and quickly become overwhelmed because they cant get everything they are told that they

Unfortunately, a lot of folks start out prepping and quickly become overwhelmed because they cant get everything they are told that they need to have squared away for a major disaster. They become overwhelmed and soon just give up shortly after starting

They become overwhelmed and then just give up shortly after starting to prep. And, it...

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Millions Of North Koreans Sign Up To Become Human Bombs "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Millions of North Korean citizens have vowed to become human bombs in the event of a war with the United States. 

Record numbers of civilians gathered in Pyongyang on Thursday at a huge rally held to show support for Kim Jong-uns crusade against President Trump and America. reports: The huge crowd held their fists in the air, waved provocative banners, chanted in unison and marched through Pyongyang as dictator Kim Jong-un announced he would send four missiles towards the US territory of Guam.

Many of those pictured in the crowd appeared malnourished and wearing ill-fitting clothes, an indication of the hunger in North Korea.

One banner held by the adoring crowd called for war.

The bizarre slogan read: Lets become bullets and bombs devotedly defending respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un!

Another pro-Kim banner said: We fully support the statement of the DPRK government categorically rejecting the sanctions resolution against the DPRK.

Kims administration used the rally as an opportunity to spew another sabre-rattling threat to the USA.

A spokesman for the State Affairs Commission said: We will further increase the might of justice to wipe out the source of all injustice and evils now that the gangster-like acts of the US have reached the height, and clearly show what miserable and wretched fate those standing in the way of the DPRK will have to face.

The rally was held after Kims one-party government announced plans to launch four missile at Guam sometime next week.

A state-run news programme host announced: The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA [Korean Peoples Army] will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Koichi Prefectures of Japan, flying 2,089 miles for 1,065 seconds before hitting the waters 30 to 40 km away from Guam.

It comes after US president Donald Trump promised fire and fury if Kim continues to threaten the West following a series of missile tests.

This warning w...


Yellowstone Supervolcano: Earthquake Swarm, New Map Shows Ground Deformation "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The map, by USGS geophysicist Chuck Wicks, shows movement around the caldera between 2015 and 2017 using radar images of Earths surface collected from orbiting satellites.

In this time, the ground around the Norris Geyser Basin rose by just under 3 inches, while there was a downdropping of the earth within the Yellowstone caldera. In the map, the rings of color show where the grounds elevation has changed.

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China Says It Will Stop U.S. If They Strike North Korea First "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States then China should stay neutral, but if the United States attacks first and tries to overthrow North Koreas government China will stop them, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday.

President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea and its leader on Thursday, warning Pyongyang against attacking Guam or U.S. allies after it disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific territory.

China, North Koreas most important ally and trading partner, has reiterated calls for calm during the current crisis. It has expressed frustration with both Pyongyangs repeated nuclear and missile tests and with behavior from South Korea and the United States that it sees as escalating tensions.

The widely read state-run Global Times, published by the ruling Communist Partys official Peoples Daily, wrote in an editorial that Beijing is not able to persuade either Washington or Pyongyang to back down.

It needs to make clear its stance to all sides and make them understand that when their actions jeopardize Chinas interests, China will respond with a firm hand, said the paper, which does not represent government policy.

China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. soil first and the U.S. retaliates, China will stay neutral, it added.

If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.

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Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Testing Support "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points Bitcoin cash price continued to move down and traded towards the $270 support against the US Dollar. There was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance near $300 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken). The price failed to gain momentum after the break and continued to Continue reading Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Testing Support

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Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 08/11/2017 Potential Reversal Signal "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin price appears to be completing its head and shoulders formation on the short-term chart to signal a larger correction from its rally.

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Has-Beens Very Unimpressed with the Struggle "IndyWatch Feed Satire"


PARIS The City of Lights, the Big Apple, the Paris of the East: the French capital goes by many names, and is famous as the home of the commune, and the Whopper. But for the past two days, Paris has also hosted the fourth annual International Radical Has-Been Conference.

The move to Paris follows three consecutive years in Wellington, New Zealand, which had been chosen for its extreme safety for our retired radical friends. The pivot to Paris followed a decision at the end of the third conference to relocate to a city whose best years were far behind it.

Hippies, punks, and various breeds of Marxists whose claim to fame and legitimacy is some token act or personal relationship from at least a decade prior which proves they are real radicals; all of these came together to reiterate their pretext for avoiding all contemporary political struggle and organisation.

I was Lukcss goddamn student! explained Andrew Arato, during his keynote speech at the extremely white and overwhelmingly male gathering. I was, okay? Who could possibly know more about communism, or be more serious about it than me? I have tonnes of other old academic friends you can ask if you doubt me!

But mostly, I knew fuckin Lukcs! You fuckin idiots! he concluded, to raucous applause from the room full of tattooed men who prefer the company of a rotating harem of impressionable younger women who are easily impressed by boastful stories of personal heroism to knowing, in a sexual or (heaven forfend) non-sexual capacity, a single woman who might endanger their ego by engaging in a serious discus...


Researchers in Costa Rica Unearth A Nearly Perfect Massive Stone Sphere "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Excavations in Costa Rica have revealed a massive nearly perfect stone sphere, prompting experts to ask how such precision was achieved thousands of years ago. 

We have studied the terrain in which there are more than 15 of these spheres, and some are placed beside areas that give access to residential buildings as if they were placed there to welcome you. They were used as a sign of hierarchy, rank and ethnic distinction, explains archaeologist Francisco Corrales of the National Museum of Costa Rica.

The massive stone spheres are referred to as the stone spheres of Diquis, a region to the south of Costa Rica, and were made between the year 300 and 1500 AD by the predecessors of the Boruca Culture, explains a post on the Facebook post on the National Museum of Costa Rica.

These massive spheres were located within important settlements, forming sets or alignments and as part of principal architectural structures, to reinforce the prestige of a place and the position of power of the leaders.

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12 Warning Signs From the Universe That You Are Walking Down The Wrong Path "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


In life there comes a time when you have to choose between two separate paths. Unfortunately, it isnt always easy to choose the right path, and many people choose the path of their peers. However, every person is different and if we choose the wrong path, and refuse to change, nothing good will come from it. Because of this we will deal with set backs more often, and it will start to feel like bad things are always happening to us.

If you dont know for sure whether you are on the right track in life you may need to reassess your journey as a whole. Take into consideration that things may have somehow become off balance and remember that it can be fixed. The Universe is always more than willing to point us in the right direction, all we have to do it listen. When we resist the universe nothing good comes from it.

12 Signs From the Universe That You Are Walking Down the Wrong Path:

1. You experience a lot of careless accidents

This could be anything from stubbing your toe to breaking your arm after having tripped over something. It could be seen as a sign that you need to slow down a bit and think. You are ignoring the intuition you need to be paying attention to and are paying for it. Sure the occasional toe stub is normal but if these things happen all too often you might need to make some changes.

2. You are bored in life

You are most likely not living up to your full potential. This is something that happens when we get too comfortable where we are in life and allow our minds to run on autopilot.

3. You never finish anything

Be it a hobby or a serious project unless you force yourself you wont finish it and even then sometimes you still dont. This is because you need to think of something new to try, what you are doing is just not working for you.

4. You are far too stressed out

The more you continue on the more stressed you get. This is a sign you are not in the right place.

5. You are sick frequently

The Universe may be trying to tell you to slow down with this as well. You need to change your life so that you are getting enough nourishment and rest.




SEC Suspends OTC-Traded Emerging Markets Investor Over ICO Concerns "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The SEC has moved to suspend the trading of shares in a Texas-based company over suspicions about its planned initial coin offering.


A New Study Linking Profanity to Honesty Shows People Who Curse are More Authentic "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Sure, most people will shame you for being a potty mouth, but there could actually be some good behind it. Swearing reduces stress and according to this three part study, being a potty mouth may indicate a person is more trustworthy.

This study I am referring to was accepted for publication in the journal of Psychological and Personality Science this year and can currently be found if you click here. In this study, Gilad Feldman of the Department of Work and Psychology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands led his research on an international scale. Their goal was to find out if there was a link between swearing and straightforwardness and it seems they got the results they were looking for.

According to their research, those who cussed may be more likely to participate in less than normal activities. Furthermore, they found that people who cussed were also more authentic.  For this, researchers asked almost 300 individuals to report on how frequently they cursed, list their favorite swear words, and so forth. These people were then questioned on their honesty.

They then analyzed the social media interactions of around 70,000 people and looked for the presence of profanity. They found that the people who used more profanity were also more honest with what they were posting. For the last part of this study, the researchers went over the 2012 Integrity Analyses of almost all of the US states. This showed a link between profanity and the states integrity score. Crazy, isnt it? Would you expect someone who curses a lot to be trustworthy?

While saying that, it is also important to note that not all potty mouths are good people who will be honest with you and not everyone who refuses to swear will air your dirty laundry to the world. People who curse constantly may even commit serious crimes in their lives (just as people who do not swear may) but they will not pretend everything is fine and dandy when it isnt. On all three parts of this study, researchers were able to find that profanity was associated with more honesty, that has got to mean something.

I for one am a very big potty mouth and believe their findings are quite accurate. How often do you curse and are you an honest person? Let us know what you think about all of this. For more information on the link between profanity and trustworthiness check out the video below.

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The Zero Curse (The Zero Blessing Sequel) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Hi, everyone ...

The Zero Curse is the direct sequel to The Zero Blessing, picking up the story a week or two after the first book ended. It will probably make absolutely no sense if you didn't read the previous book, but I will forward a free copy to anyone who wants to beta this book.

As always, comments, spelling corrections, etc are warmly welcomed.

As this is primarily meant for younger readers, please could you also keep an eye out for things that might not be appropriate for...

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EWG's 2017 Dirty Dozen List: Which New Fruit Made It To The List? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

EWG's 2017 Dirty Dozen List: Which New Fruit Made It To The List?: The 2017 Dirty Dozen list is a great remind that we still have a long way to go when it comes to our current food system! Discover EWG's key findings and which fruit is new to the list!


School Board Removes Lynch From The Name Of Three Schools Because It Was Deemed Offensive "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


Every time that the absurdity of political correctness reaches a new peak in our culture, its easy to assume that it cant get any worse. But if weve learned anything over the past few years, its that it can always get worse. For people who have their entire identity wrapped up in being oppressed and downtrodden, the limit to what they can be offended by is absolutely bottomless. Which is why it shouldnt come as a surprise that a school board in Oregon recently voted to remove the name Lynch from several elementary schools. You can probably guess why.

Lynch Meadows Elementary, Lynch Woods Elementary and Lynch View Elementary were all named after a local family who donated land to the school district in the late 1800s.

In recent years, school officials say they have received complaints from people who are concerned about the names connotation with lynching.

There were an increasing amount of questions and some complaints from families of color around the name, Centennial School District Superintendent Paul Coakley, who is black, told the Oregonian.

Our diversity is increasing every year, with families coming in from Northeast Portland and out of state, so [the names] needed to be looked at, he added.

The fact that Lynch is an actual surname held by perhaps tens of thousands of people and has been around for hundreds of years, was of no consequence to the perpetually offended people who wanted these schools to change their names.

I dont think any of you have ever seen a picture where one of your decedents was hanging from a tree, said one man who testified in favor of the name change.

I know the majority of you guys are white and its hard to know how that...

School Board Removes Lynch From The Name Of Three Schools Because It Was Deemed Offensive "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


Every time that the absurdity of political correctness reaches a new peak in our culture, its easy to assume that it cant get any worse. But if weve learned anything over the past few years, its that it can always get worse. For people who have their entire identity wrapped up in being oppressed and downtrodden, the limit to what they can be offended by is absolutely bottomless. Which is why it shouldnt come as a surprise that a school board in Oregon recently voted to remove the name Lynch from several elementary schools. You can probably guess why.

Lynch Meadows Elementary, Lynch Woods Elementary and Lynch View Elementary were all named after a local family who donated land to the school district in the late 1800s.

In recent years, school officials say they have received complaints from people who are concerned about the names connotation with lynching.

There were an increasing amount of questions and some complaints from families of color around the name, Centennial School District Superintendent Paul Coakley, who is black, told the Oregonian.

Our diversity is increasing every year, with families coming in from Northeast Portland and out of state, so [the names] needed to be looked at, he added.

The fact that Lynch is an actual surname held by perhaps tens of thousands of people and has been around for hundreds of years, was of no consequence to the perpetually offended people who wanted these schools to change their names.

I dont think any of you have ever seen a picture where one of your decedents was hanging from a tree, said one man who testified in favor of the name change.

I know the majority of you guys are white and its hard to know how that word could have an effect but it does, added a young student who testified. If a simple name change...


Natural substances could be used to slow down dementia. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 Aug 1. Epub 2017 Aug 1. PMID: 28778589 Abstract Title:  A Novel DSC Approach for Evaluating Protectant Drugs Efficacy against Dementia. Abstract:  Differential scanning calorimetry was applied to evaluate the efficacy of preventive treatments with biologically active compounds of plant origin against neurodegenerative disorder in mice. As we reported recently, large differences exist between the heat capacity profiles of water-soluble brain proteome fractions from healthy animals and from animals with scopolamine-induced dementia: the profiles for healthy animals displayed well expressed exothermic event peaking at 40-45C, by few degrees above body temperature, but still preceding in temperature the proteome endothermic denaturational transitions; the low-temperature exotherm was completely abolished by the scopolamine treatment. Here we explored this signature difference in the heat capacity profiles to assess the efficacy of preventive treatments with protectant drugs anticipated to slow down or block progression of dementia (myrtenal, ellagic acid, lipoic acid and their combinations, including also ascorbic acid). We found that these neuroprotectants counteract the scopolamine effect and partially or completely preserve the 'healthy' thermogram, and specifically the low-temperature exotherm. These results well correlate with the changes in the cognitive functions of the animals assessed using the Step Through Test for learning and memory. The exothermic event is deemed to be associated with a reversible process of fibrillization and/or aggregation of specific water-soluble brain protein fractions preceding their denaturation. Most importantly, the results demonstrate that the effect of scopolamine and its prevention by protectant substances are clearly displayed in the heat capacity profilesof the brain proteome, thus identifying DSC as a powerful method in drug testing and discovery.

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What Went Wrong With the 21st Century? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

What Went Wrong With the 21st Century? by Bill Bonner Bonner and Partners And its time, time, time And its time, time, time Its time, time, time that you love And its time, time, time Tom Waits POITOU,...

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Mud Tests - Some Surprising Results "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Lyra: Home of the Human Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The beginnings of humanoid consciousness began in the area you call the constellation Lyra.

Eventually the consciousness took bodily form (in terms of humanoid beings), and within the Lyra system civilizations began exploding in all directions.

They began polarizing themselves, as is the natural template of your reality for having a polarized reality stirs you to achieve integration.

Lyran Light-Skinned and Vegan Dark-Skinned Humanoids

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The ketogenic diet and vitamin C have a potential role in the management of advanced differentiated thyroid cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Front Oncol. 2017 ;7:160. Epub 2017 Jul 25. PMID: 28791253 Abstract Title:  Potential Role of Metabolic Intervention in the Management of Advanced Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Abstract:  Well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) is the most common endocrine malignancy that has an excellent prognosis with a 5-year survival rate of about 98%. However, approximately 50% of the patients with DTC who present with distant metastases (advanced DTC) die from the disease within 5years of initial diagnosis even after getting the appropriate therapy. Apart from recent advancements in chemotherapy agents, the potential role of metabolic interventions, including the use of metformin, ketogenic diet, and high-dose vitamin C in the management of advanced cancers have been investigated as a less toxic co-adjuvant therapies. The role of vitamin C has been of interest again after a preclinical mice study showed that high-dose vitamin C is selectively lethal to KRAS and BRAF mutant colorectal cancer cells by targeting the glutathione pathway. This raises the possibility of utilizing high-doses of vitamin C in the treatment of aDTC where KRAS and BRAF mutations are common. Similarly, alteration of cellular metabolism by low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets can be an important therapeutic strategy to selectively kill cancer cells that mainly survive on glycolysis. Among thepotential adjuvant therapies proposed in this paper, metformin is the only agent that has shown benefit in human model of aDTC, the others have shown benefit but in preclinical/animal studies only and need to be further evaluated in large clinical trials. In conclusion, in addition to concurrent chemotherapy options, these metabolic interventions may have a great potential as co-adjuvant therapy in the management of aDTC.

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As Only the Irish Can Tell A Story "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Paddy had long heard the stories of an amazing family tradition.

It seems that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all been able to walk on water on their 18th birthday. On that special day, they'd each walked across the lake to the pub on the far side for their first legal drink.

So when Paddy's 18th birthday came around, he and his pal Jim took a boat out to the middle of the lake, Paddy, stepped out of the boat... And nearly drowned!

Jim just barely managed to pull him to...

As Only the Irish Can Tell A Story



A Great Sign for the next phase "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Something being completed. 3+3+3 = 9. Angel Numbers 101 says:

You are completely surrounded, protected, loved, and guided by the benevolent ascended masters.


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Intravenous ascorbic acid could be a new successful adjuvant in reducing ferritin and erythropoietin resistance in chronic kidney disease patients. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Assoc Physicians India. 2017 Jul ;65(7):32-36. PMID: 28792166 Abstract Title:  Evaluation of Effect of Ascorbic Acid on Ferritin and Erythropoietin Resistance in Patients of Chronic Kidney Disease. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: This study was planned to evaluate the effect of short term intravenous ascorbic acid on reducing ferritin and erythropoietin resistance in patients of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on maintenance haemodialysis (MHD).METHODS: Forty adult patients [20 patients in group A with increased serum ferritin level (>500 ng/ml), transferrin saturation (TSAT)20% and 20 patients in group B with normal serum ferritin level (

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I Do Not Want a Well Behaved Child. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

This morning I got a new comment on one of my spanking articles. It was another person coming in to defend their right to hit their child. I shortened it, but it partly read:

Whoever wrote this and did the research is confused and did not define terms accurately. I spanked, not hit, all nine of my children and they do not hit. Never have. My grown children are well adjusted, well behaved, loving kids. I receive positive complements about them often. Spanking is quite misunderstood.

Nevermind the fact that this person is trying to make a case for spanking not being hitting. For more of my thoughts on that you can check out [this blog] I wrote a while back.

What I wanted to address here is something in this comment I see often when it comes to pro-spankers justifying their actions, and that is that their child is well behaved.

As soon as I see this term tossed around, I quickly remember that this person and I are not even operating on the same parenting paradigm. Our entire foundation and basis at which we view the lens of raising humans is in complete (or nearly complete) opposition to one another.

The reason for that is because I do not want a well behaved child. It is not, nor will it ever be, a goal of mine as a parent.

First, lets take a look at some definitions of well behaved.

behaving in a way that is accepted as correct.

And to that I say, who defines what is a correct way to be?

*Sentence: child or animal behaves in a way that is polite or gentle and does not upset people.

First of all, why are only the most vulnerable among us expected to be well behaved (children and animals)?

Second, I am not raising my son to be a people-pleaser. If he has anything to say that has value, he will likely upset some people. As a matter of fact, at not even three-years-old, he is already...


Borax "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Borax has just made my must prep, multi-purpose product list. I always knew that one could make their own laundry soap with Borax but the more I researched, the more I found that Borax is a must prep and use item. Borax has been around for centuries and is mined here in the United States, though it was originally discovered in Tibet. Borax has been tested and most tests show that it is non-toxic, but then some tests show it is to be used with caution.

I put Borax in the Survival Monkey...



Constituents of propolis from Vietnamese Trigona minor have cytotoxicity activity against PANC-1 pancreatic cancer cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Nat Prod. 2017 Aug 7. Epub 2017 Aug 7. PMID: 28783356 Abstract Title:  Chemical Constituents of Propolis from Vietnamese Trigona minor and Their Antiausterity Activity against the PANC-1 Human Pancreatic Cancer Cell Line. Abstract:  The ethanol extract of propolis from the Vietnamese stingless bee Trigona minor possessed potent preferential cytotoxicity against PANC-1 human pancreatic cancer cells in nutrient-deprived medium, with a PC50 value of 14.0g/mL. Chemical investigation of this extract led to the isolation of 15 cycloartane-type triterpenoids, including five new compounds (1-5), and a lanostane-type triterpenoid. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated on the basis of NMR spectroscopic analysis. Among the isolated compounds, 23-hydroxyisomangiferolic acid B (5) and 27-hydroxyisomangiferolic acid (13) exhibited the most potent preferential cytotoxicity against PANC-1 human pancreatic cancer cells under nutrition-deprived conditions, with PC50 values of 4.3 and 3.7 M, respectively.

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What Exactly Is A Postpartum Doula? "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

In the past community would come together to support new mothers. Now we live in nuclear families and culturally dont have much understanding of womens needs after childbirth. Sadly many new mothers feel isolated, overwhelmed and exhausted.

Postpartum doulas are non-medical professionals designed to fill this gap with emotional and physical support during the life-changing transition to motherhood. Postpartum doulas help women step into their roles as mothers with confidence and satisfaction.

But most people still havent heard of a postpartum or postnatal doula. We cant even really agree on the name! Postnatal is more commonly used in Australia and postpartum in the US. But I prefer and use postpartum, as I feel it is a more mother-centric word. For me natal implies the baby.

Recently a midwife asked one of my doula students what she had to offer her clients since she is not a sleep trainer or a baby care specialist. It is a question you will get asked if you step into this career, and it can be quite confronting. But my student had a good perspective, she used the challenge as an opportunity to get more clarity around her role and the value of our work.

Im in the process of clarifying the role of Postpartum Doulas Australia-wide, both with our insurers and our industry body. So Ive been giving a lot of thought to the best way to define our work. Of course every doula is different, and every mother has different needs and expectations. But here is what Ive come up with. Let me know if you have anything to add.

Postpartum doulas will support new parents to bond with their baby encouraging them to spend time together. The postpartum doula will facilitate the parents in gaining a deeper understanding of their babies personality and temperament and develop confidence in their unique parenting style.

Postpartum doulas typically provide companionship and emotional support by actively listening, providing a shoulder to cry on or having a cup of tea and a laugh together with the mother.

Beyond emotional support, which is provided at every visit, sessions will vary according to the mothers needs on that day and may include some of the following.

In order to empower new parents in their choices a postpartum doula may provide evidence based information regarding basic baby care and normal breastfeeding. A postpartum doula will always make referrals were...


10 Saucy Coping Mechanisms to Deal with Everyday Bullsh*t & Stress. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I don't know why some weeks are more difficult than others or why sometimes we find ourselves fielding one stressful situation after another with no down time in between. I just know that when this happens we may have to bring our A-game to self-care. The usual coping methods may not work when we're under a barrage of stress.


Mechanisms underlying the cytotoxic effect of propolis on human laryngeal epidermoid carcinoma cells. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nat Prod Res. 2017 Aug 8:1-7. Epub 2017 Aug 8. PMID: 28783983 Abstract Title:  Mechanisms underlying the cytotoxic effect of propolis on human laryngeal epidermoid carcinoma cells. Abstract:  Propolis has been used as a traditional remedy for centuries because of its beneficial effects, including anticancer properties. The aim of this study was to compare the cytotoxic mechanism of Cuban red propolis (CP) and Brazilian green propolis (BP) on human laryngeal carcinoma (HEp-2) cells. Cell viability, leakage of lactate dehydrogenase, fluorescence staining, mitochondrial membrane potential (m) and the expression of pro/anti-apoptotic genes were assessed. Cell viability and cytotoxic assays suggested a dose-dependent effect of CP and BP extracts with a possible association of intracellular reactive oxygen species production and decreased m. Both samples induced apoptosis via activation of TP53, CASP3, BAX, P21 signalling, and downregulation of BCL2 and BCL-XL. CP exerted a higher cytotoxic effect than BP extract. Our findings suggest further investigation of the main components of each propolis sample, what may lead to the development of strategies for the treatment of laryngeal cancer.

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The Beer Tent "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This is just a place discuss beer. I will moderate this thread, but will not moderate consumption! b::


The One Thing that will Help you Achieve More than you Ever Imagined. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

If there is one lesson that has increased my productivity tenfold, its this: focus on one thing at a timeand finish that thing as if your life depended on it.


A mag 6.3 107km SSE of Dostyq, Kazakhstan is the second major quake of August and the 56th of 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

A mag 6.3 107km SSE of Dostyq, Kazakhstan is the second major quake of August and the 56th of 2017

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Graph Gary Walton; click to enlarge.
Its the second smallest total in almost 40 years from January to August, 2017 has witnessed major quakes dropping off the cliff altogether and we could be heading to the lowest total in decades, which is extremely interesting when you consider major quakes have increased by over 450% since 1900.
And before some of you scream conspiracy, or USGS are cooking the books the overall average for the same period is 86, which would require USGS to have hidden more than 30 major quakes which is not possible, major quakes are too powerful to hide.

So what is causing the decline? I have no idea but I would like to point you toward volcano activity which also appears to have decreased this year dramatically with only 13 confirmed eruptions up to May 23rd this year, not quite on the scale of the major quake decrease but never the less down on other years.

We are approaching a solar minimum,.
The sun is heading into a period known as solar minimum, during which activity at the surface will change form. In this time, certain types of activity, such as sunspots and solar flares will drop but, its also expected to bring the development of long-lived phenomena including coronal holes. According to NASA, solar minimum could also enhance the effects of space weather, potentially disrupting communications and navigation systems.

The sun follows roughly an 11-year cycle.
While sunspots were relatively high back in 2014, theyre now heading toward a low point expected in 2019-2020, according to NASA.
Does space weather effect quakes and volcano activity on Earth, of course it does and its clear to see on the graph above major quakes of decreased since 2014 but is this the result in the drop off of sunspots, I cant say, time will tell what is happening and lets hope its not the calm before the storm.



A friend's first fish and a big Gator "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Here is a friend's first gar with a sling shot and a big Gator that was with us video is better about mid way through the video


Taylor Swift shows how to respond to Victim-Blaming re: this alleged Groping Photo. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

He did not touch my ribs. He did not touch my arm. He did not touch my hand. He grabbed my bare ass. Too often, we put victims on the stand. Yes, we need proofor overwhelming evidenceto hold someone responsible. Theres a lot of gray area legally, if not ethically, in weighing justice. But this []



Combined acupuncture and bee venom might be safe and useful adjunctive treatment for patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Jul 28. Epub 2017 Jul 28. PMID: 28753030 Abstract Title:  Efficacy of Combined Treatment with Acupuncture and Bee Venom Acupuncture As an Adjunctive Treatment for Parkinson's Disease. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture (BVA) for idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) through a sham-controlled trial. We also investigated whether there is a sustained therapeutic effect by completing follow-up assessments after treatment completion.DESIGN: A single center, double-blind, three-armed randomized controlled trial.SETTINGS/LOCATION: This study was performed at a university hospital in Seoul, Republic of Korea.SUBJECTS: Seventy-three (73) patients with IPD were the subjects. They were randomly assigned to the active treatment group, sham treatment group, or conventional treatment group.INTERVENTIONS: The active treatment group received acupuncture and BVA and the sham group received sham acupuncture and normal saline injections, twice a week for 12 weeks. The conventional treatment group maintained anti-parkinsonian drugs without additional intervention.OUTCOME MEASURES: The Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) part II and part III score, postural instability and gait disturbance (PIGD) score, gait speed and number, Parkinson's Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory, and postural stability at baseline and at 12, 16, and 20 weeks.RESULTS: Sixty-three (63) patients provided a complete data of assessments, including a final follow-up. After 12 weeks of treatment, a significant difference was observed between the active treatment group and the conventional treatment group. After the end of the treatment, the treatment effects were maintained significantly in the active treatment group only.CONCLUSIONS: It is suggested that the combined treatment of acupuncture and BVA might be safe and useful adjunctive treatment for patients with IPD.

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Regular consumption of lactose-free milk and performing whole-body vibration exercises can delay the progression of bone density loss in older adults. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Phys Ther Sci. 2017 Jul ;29(7):1125-1128. Epub 2017 Jul 15. PMID: 28744030 Abstract Title:  The effects of milk intake and whole-body vibration exercise on bone mineral density in elderly women in nursing homes. Abstract:  [Purpose] This study was designed to investigate the effects of lactose-free milk intake and whole-body vibration exercises on bone density in elderly female nursing home residents who had difficulty exercising outdoors and had not consumed milk. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty seven elderly women aged 70 or older from 3 nursing homes located in Incheon, Korea participated in the study. The experimental group (n=13) carried out whole-body vibration exercises and drank lactose-free milk, while the control group (n=14) continued to live their ordinary nursing home lives. Weight, BMI, T-scores, and Z-scores were compared between the experimental and control groups after 12 weeks. [Results] The comparison of changes in weight and BMI in the control group before and after the 12-week experiment found no statistically significant differences. However, bone mineral density was significantly different, with the T-score significantly decreasing from -2.99 to -3.48 and the Z-score decreasing from -1.87 to -2.58. The other comparisons of physical changes in the control group before and after the 12-week experiment found no statistical significance. [Conclusion] The results indicate that regular consumption of lactose-free milk and performing whole-body vibration exercises can delay the progression of bone density loss in older adults in nursing homes; adequate exercise and calcium intake could eventually help prevent fractures.

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Meditation FAQs: Can Meditation Help with my Anxiety? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

With daily practice, even for just short periods of time, meditation offers our bodies and minds some self-healing. In time, they start to become accustomed to being the opposite of stressed and anxious.


Education Another Brick in the Wall "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

What are we doing to our children?

Why are we sending our children to school? What are the benefits, if any? Are they actually learning anything or are they just learning how to memorise facts, take a test and then forget everything.

Why are children becoming more and more unhappy with each generation?

Why are they given so much homework when they have spent the whole day at school anyway? When are they supposed to play with their friends?

Children should be laughing and playing, running and skipping not sat behind a desk trying to concentrate all day.

We are brainwashing and conditioning our children.

Each year more and more rules and regulations are taking over our schools, this whole situation creates more and more stress for the teachers and the children.

Its like putting them in prison for the day. Yes they need to make friends and socialise but under these conditions?

What happened to children having fun, being creative, laughing? 

If a child doesnt fit in with the system they are then labelled, they have attention deficit disorder, they are hyper active, they have learning disabilities. How did we get to this point whereby we are labelling our children?

Its normal for a child to lose concentration especially a clever one, and its normal for children to be hyper active and not all children learn at the same rate in the same way.

All children have their own skills and talents, some like to dance, some like to paint, some like to talk and some like to run around making a lot of noise, they are all different and we are trying to make them all the same.

Instead of trying to bring out their own individual skills and talents we are trying to mould them all into the same shape.

We need to be opening their minds not closing...


Whole body vibration can improve bone microstructure, increase bone turnover, delay cartilage degeneration. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2017 Jul ;48(4):537-542. PMID: 28752971 Abstract Title:  [Effects of Low-magnitude Whole Body Vibration (WBV) on Knee Osteoarthritis in Rabbits]. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of low-magnitude whole body vibration (WBV) on the structure and function of subchondral trabecular bones, cartilage degradation, bone/cartilage turnover, and osteoarthritis (OA) joint function.METHODS: Knee osteoarthritis model was established in 96 rabbits through left anterior cruciate ligament transaction (ACLT). The rabbits were randomly divided into six groups: ACLT control group, WBV+ACLT group (five subgroups, each comprising 16 rabbits receiving 5 Hz, 10 Hz, 20 Hz, 30 Hz and 40 Hz WBV, respectively, with 2-4 mm amplitude for 40 min/d and 5 d/week over a period of 8 weeks). Joint function was tested via weight-bearing asymmetry. The microarchitecture of subchondral trabecular bones was examined using vivo micro-computed tomography (micro-CT). Cartilage samples from knee joints were taken for gross morphology and histology examinations. Serum samples were taken to detect cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), C-terminal telopeptide of type collagen (CTX)- and urine CTX-.RESULTS: Knee joint pain decreased with 10 Hz (P

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Bitcoin Core Developers Remain Adamant in Opposition to SegWit2x, Potential Showdown in November "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Core now bans nodes running SegWit2x code. This sets the stage for even greater turmoil as November blocksize doubling deadline approaches.


How to Get Rid of Termites Naturally: Effective Ways that Really Work "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Getting rid of termites quickly is a must for homeowners who suspect that they have an infestation of these tiny creatures. Termites can quietly do extensive damage to wooden structures of homes and buildings and because of this they are termed silent destroyers. These little insects gorge on cellulose and can also eat through wooden furniture, books, and even drywall. However, its the threat of damage to the house structure that causes most people to look for effective termite control methods.

If the termite infestation is extensive, then you may need to call in the professionals. However, there are many effective ways of eradicating termites from your home naturally. These natural methods for termite control can be used in conjunction with a professional termite exterminator or if the invasion isnt too large. Products like boric acid, diatomaceous earth (DE), and salt are cheap and cost-effective methods of getting rid of termites naturally.

Before looking at natural insecticides and baits for termite control, its important to know about the habitat of termites that invade our homes. Also, you will learn how to spot the tell-tale signs of a termite invasion.

Types of Termites

Termites are small winged insects that live in colonies and feed on cellulose the fibers that make up wood. According to the University of Florida, termites are present in every state in the U.S.A. apart from Alaska and are found as far north as Ontario Canada.1 Termites also infest houses in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. In fact, Antarctica is the only continent where termites dont live.

There are 5 different termite species that can infest homes. These are:

  • Drywood termites
  • Subterranean termites
  • Conehead termites
  • Formosan termites
  • Dampwood termites

According to researchers, drywood termites and subterranean termites are the types that are most likely to cause damage to the structures of buildings.

The University of California says that drywood termites are difficult to spot and usually are only noticed when they swarm in homes during the spring or when their habitat has been disturbed (e.g. by repair work in the home). Because of their swarming nature, some homeowners mistake swarming termites for flying ants.2

Researchers from the University of Florida say that termite colonies are organized into 3 types of termites the ones that reproduce, soldiers, and workers. These tiny pesky insects enter homes to look for food and will come in through any small cracks or joints in the foundation.1



The Accessory Dwelling Unit for Sustainable Urban Living "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Accessory dwelling units (ADU) are small homes that can be built in the backyards of larger homes, in cities where theyve been approved. Theyre also sometimes known as carriage, coach, or laneway houses.

These small homes are typically around 700-1000 square feet in size, although the size sometimes has to be calculated as a percentage of the size of the yard.

Adding new homes in potentially underused backyard spaces is a sustainable way to provide more housing options in walkable urban neighbourhoods where people dont need to use cars to get around for every errand. ADUs can also help reduce urban sprawl by reducing the need for cities to grow outwards, which increases commuting distances and therefore increases transportation pollution.




The Mind-Altering Lessons of my Ayahuasca Journey. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I knew in my heart I was ready for my Ayahuasca experience well before I was presented with the option. She just sort of called to me, and I didnt give it too much thought, because I dont really partake in anything mind altering beyond caffeine and some occasional sugar. So, I dismissed it as a random thought of my adventurous mind.


Whole body vibration therapy could be beneficial in patents with fibromyalgia. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2017 Aug ;28:200-203. Epub 2017 Jun 30. PMID: 28779930 Abstract Title:  Effects of whole body vibration therapy in pain, function and depression of the patients with fibromyalgia. Abstract:  AIM: Aim of the study is to search the effects of whole body vibration (WBV) in fibromyalgia patients.MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this single blind study 20 fibromyalgia patients were diagnosed according to 2010 American College of Rheumatology criteria whom participated in the study with the mean age of 57  7 (years). Participants were randomized into 2 equal groups. In the intervention group (n = 10), 6 different types of exercises were combined with 30 hz frequency, 2 mm amplitude WBV for 4 weeks, The control group (n = 10) performed the same exercises on the same platform without vibration. The patients were assessed at baseline, at the 3rd and 6th months by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI).RESULTS: Only FIQ score was significantly better in the treatment group at the 6th month evaluation (p = 0.043).CONCLUSION: WBV is found to be effective in reducing symptoms of fibromyalgia.

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North Korea asks Do you feel lucky? Well? Do ya, punk? "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Unsure as to whether they had recently tested six intercontinental ballistic missiles or only five, the DPRK [Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea] increased their rhetoric against the US by waving a long-range .44 Magnum in the general direction of Guam. Naturally Donald Trump responded in a measured and statesmanlike way, by tea-bagging a surprised Mexican Ambassador.

A spokesman for mildly mucky Kim Jong-un said: DPRKs weapon system is most powerful in the world, and would blow your Imperialist head clean off. But in all this excitement, our glorious leader, has forgotten the launch codes. So Yankee Gangster, ask yourself a question do you know our mothers maiden name? as we only have one more attempt before the keypad locks.

Despite his senior years, Trump claimed his nuclear arsenal was equal to the threat, boasting of its potency and girth. Popping a little blue pill, the President insisted he had the megatonnage of a man half his age and the hair of an orang-utan twice his stature.

Around 6,000 Guam army personnel are staring at the barrel of something with all the menace of Dr. Strangelove but all the safety checks of a Blue Peter creation. Meanwhile, Pyongyang has widely been condemned for making remarks with fascist, or at least authoritarian, undertones which US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said was breach of copyright.


Are Soy Formulas Affecting Hormones in Infants? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Adorable baby boy playing on a blue floor mat and drinking milk from a bottle in a white sunny nursery with rocking chair and bassinet. Bedroom interior with infant crib. Formula drink for infant.

by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 25 percent of commercial infant formulas are soy based. (Source)

In an August 2017 article in the online publication Undark, publisher Deborah Blum brought up the soy formula for infants controversy by interviewing Dr. Jack Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., who is heading research on the effects of soy on infants at the University of North Carolina, funded by the NIH.

The research follows up on childrens health development among three categories of infant feeding: breast milk; cows milk formulas; and soy formulas. This research groups most recent paper, Soy Formula and Epigenetic Modifications determined a genetic change with vaginal cells among young girls fed soy milk as infants.

While the article and this research treats the whole topic as controversial, the tone is vaguely inconclusive. Indeed, there are many conflicting reports from various types of research not only for soy infant formulas, but for all soy products for everyone at all ages.

In her article Blum points out:

Research shows that soy milk and soy formula contain up to 4500 times the level of phytoestrogens found in cows milk or breastmilk. consider further, that a baby on a soy formula diet is being repeatedly dosed every day.

Dr. Taylor states:

Well, you are absolutely correct that these babies are getting a lot higher dose of a known estrogenic compound than theyll ever get from BPA or an endocrine disruptor like that.

Another study conducted by Jack Taylor and his research team was titled Phytoestrogens in Soy Infant Formula: Associati...


Clean Your Mouth! Goodbye To Cavities, Plaques, Bad Smell and Make Your Teeth Totally White "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Have you ever wondered why Tibetan monks have perfect teeth without cavities, even at any age? Your secret is in a traditional natural recipe, which we will show you below. This home remedy for teeth , which we will teach you today, can work wonders for your dental health.

Home Remedy for Teeth: Traditional Tibetan Recipe

The powerful home remedy for the teeth that you will see at the outset, will allow you to eliminate plaques, decay, bad smell, and have many teeth stronger and totally white.

To prepare, you only have to follow the following steps:

1.Mix one tablespoon of pink Himalayan salt Kosher salt, in half a glass with cold water (but previously boiled).

2.Stir the mixture for one minute, but very hard.

3.Remove the foam from the surface of the preparation.

4.Add this home remedy for your teeth , into your toothbrush, and wash as you always do.

5.You should use this powerful paste to wash your teeth, replacing ordinary toothpaste.

6.Rinse your teeth with the water from the same glass of the preparation.

When you begin to follow this powerful dental treatment, you will notice that your teeth will become increasingly white and strong without cavities. The slots between them will look more and more pink.

The type of salt with which this powerful home remedy for the teeth is prepared can generate some sensitivity in dental plaque at the beginning of treatment. If you feel some initial discomfort, you should not be alarmed.

This salty paste will take care of destroying all the bacteria and toxins inside your oral cavities.

Teeth Whitening Foods

Next, we leave you a list of 6 foods that you can consume on a regular basis, to whiten your teeth.

1. Green tea and black tea

Either of these two infusions will serve as a perfect complement to the powerful home remedy for the teeth , which we have taught you above.

The antioxidant flavonoids present in black tea and green tea, will help eliminate all kinds of bacteria in your mouth, thus restoring freshness and whiteness in your teeth.

2. Sesame Seeds

Chew some sesame seeds to remove plaque and stains from your teeth.

3. Mushrooms

Eating mushrooms will help you very effectively fight against gingivitis , a condition that inflames the gums and even produces bleeding in them.

4. Strawberries and raspberries

The xylitol present in this type of fruit, prevents cavities, and eliminate any harmful bacteria in your mouth.

5. Broccoli



This Acapella of Wouldnt It Be Nice by the Beach Boys is a Master Class in Harmony "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Wouldnt It Be Nice is a song written by Brian Wilson, Tony Asher, and Mike Love for American rock band the Beach Boys. It was released as the opening track on their 1966 album Pet Sounds.

Like other tracks for Pet Sounds, Wilson constructed the songs symphonic Wall of Sound arrangement using a variety of instruments not normally associated with popular music of its time, including accordions and a detuned twelve-string guitar.

The music contains classical music devices that are unusual for a rock song, such as bitonality and ritardando. After recording the instrumental track, the Beach Boys overdubbed their voices to Wilsons exact s...


Hans Memling: Flemish Painting and Optical Geometry "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

613-NBUF4vLOn the 11th of August 1494, German-born Flemish painter Hans Memling died in Bruges, the Netherlands, now Belgium. He was apparently first schooled in art in Cologne and then travelled to the Netherlands (c. 1455-60), where he supposedly trained in the workshop of the painter Rogier van der Weyden. He settled in Bruges in 1465, where he established a large shop and executed numerous altarpieces and portraits.

One of his most notable works is the triptych Last Judgement (1466-1473), now in possession of the Polish National Museum in Gdask.  Allegedly the triptych was commissioned by Jacopo Tani, a Florentine merchant, and is an eloquent example of the exchanges between Italian collectors and Flemish artists common in the fifteenth century. In Memlings striking portrayal of Christs judgement at the Second Coming, Christ stands in the top center, flanked by his apostles on either side with those who are being judged below, all in vivid color and contrast. The New Testament tells us the significance of each participant in the final judgement. First and foremost are the supplicants who will be judged according to their works that are recorded in the book of life (Revelation 20:12). They will also be judg...



The Crambola Fruit. It Controls Diabetes, Lowers Cholesterol, Fights Hypertension And More "IndyWatch Feed Food"

At the beginning of this article you need to know that this amazing fruit comes from the Malayan peninsula. You can also find this fruit in Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and southern United States.

Another thing you need to know about this fruit is that when it is ripe, it has yellowish color and sweet and sour taste at the same time. When it comes to taste, the taste of this fruit is a combination of apple, pear, grape and citrus taste. Many people all around the world love this kind of flavor combinations.

The name of this fruit is carambola fruit, but due to its shape it is widely known as star fruit.

This fruit has many health benefits. Namely it is rich in vitamins C and B, folate, antioxidants, riboflavin, niacin and many minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, manganese and calcium.

Also you need to know that this is a low calorie fruit. This fruit contains only 31 calories in 100g.

Health benefits of carambola (star fruit)
Improves your slight
This amazing fruit is rich in vitamin A. Therefore this fruit can contribute a lot to a perfect health of your eyes.

Improves sleep and fights insomnia

The carambola fruit is rich in magnesium and as you probably already know magnesium is essential for peaceful and healthy sleep. This means that if you suffer from insomnia or you have trouble sleeping, you should consume more of this fruit.

It is good for the skin
Due to its richness in flavonoids, this fruit can improve the condition of your skin. In addition this fruit will also prevent diseases such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

In addition you must know that due to its richness in zinc, the carambola fruit can also be very beneficial in treating your acne.

Lowers cholesterol
As many other fruits, the carambola fruit is also rich in fiber. Thereby we can freely say that this fruit is extremely beneficial for your hearts health. Namely these fibers can help you lower your bad cholesterol levels. At this point you need to know that these cholesterol levels are the main cause for clogged arteries which in most cases lead to heart attack.

At the same time, this amazing fruit increases the good cholesterol levels, or widely known as HDL.

Beneficial for fetus developing
Due to its richness in folic acid, or widely known as vitamin B9, the carambola fruit is very beneficial for pregnant women and their babies. Namely the folic acid is essential during the first months of gestation. The folic acid is very important for the proper development of the neural tube and babys brain.

In addition, after the delivery, you need to consume this fruit on regular basis, because it will help you...


Forget About The Water with Lemon: This Is The New Discovery Against Weight Loss and Detoxification "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Eliminating fat accumulated in the belly and waist, can become one of the most difficult tasks. Now, when we know how  to detoxification our metabolism, we can understand the correct way to eliminate this type of fats. The powerful drink to accelerate the metabolism , which we will teach you to prepare today, will help you to lose weight and detoxify your entire organism.

Lets see how to make this fabulous drink to accelerate metabolism and lose weight.

Powerful drink to accelerate metabolism, lose weight and detoxify the organism

This powerful natural weight-loss drink is made with only 4 ingredients:


This drink to accelerate the metabolism , is the perfect combination of ingredients, to burn fat in record time.

Today, this is the new natural novelty to lose weight and detoxify the organism, which also supplants the traditional trick of water with lemon.

Grapefruit is the most powerful citrus in removing toxins and burning fats.

This drink will make the organism detoxification, thus causing the metabolism to happen more quickly.

It is advisable to drink this powerful drink to accelerate the metabolism with detoxification , just before going to bed at night, because the metabolism tends to slow down during rest.

The fact that the metabolic rate increases during sleep will automatically optimize the process of burning calories.

This is how you should prepare the powerful drink to accelerate metabolism and lose weight and detoxification:


-1/2 cup warm water
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-A spoonful of ginger juice
-2 grapefruit or grapefruit, squeezed


Just mix all the ingredients well.

Consume the drink to speed up the metabolism for 12 days, just before going to bed. Then do a rest of 3 days, and return with the treatment for 12 more days.

With this powerful natural treatment, you will accelerate the metabolism, lose weight and form a perfect figure, detoxification your entire organism and fill with energy.

Start today to consume this powerful drink!


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I Cant do this Thing called Life by myself Anymore. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We all need support and guidanceand sometimes, we just need that one person in the world who can tell us that we arent crazy, and to dream even bigger.



South Carolina Agency Warns Of Lizard Man Sightings During Eclipse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

South Carolina Emergency Management Division warns residents of potential Lizard Man sightings during the upcoming eclipse. In response to recent media reports about possible paranormal activity during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) is warning citizens of potential Lizard Man sightings during the upcoming event. The agency shared []


New Spray-painting Robot Creates 98-Foot-Tall Mural in Estonia "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Sprayprinters robot in action (GIF by the author for Hyperallergic, via Sprayprinter)

Towering over the eastern Estonian city of Tartu is a lean chimney stack that features a 98-foot-tall mural of a girl holding a potted plant in her cupped hands. The image required 14 hours of labor and 40 cans of spray paint but zero manpower: it was rendered by a little robot that scuttled across the chimneys surface with five cans of paint on its back a device its inventors hope will revolutionize the mural industry.

The mural in Tartu, Estonia (photo courtesy Sprayprinter)

The robot was invented by Mikhel Joala, co-founder of SprayPrinter, a tech company focused on redesigning traditional methods of spray-painting. Previously, it released its namesake devise, a handheld printer that connects to your phone via bluetooth to let you spray-paint a digital image onto a wall, pixel by pixel.

The printer that embellished the Tartu chimney, completed at the end of last month, is intended for much larger-scale works. A prototype for the companys latest vision, it features a printhead consisting of five Spraypainters that work simultaneously to produce a full-color image, following instructions from a computer on where to paint and what color to spray.



What to Do when our first Childbirth Isnt Perfect & we Want a Do-Over. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We all want to feel like we have done the best for our child, so sometimes not having the birth we believe is best or safest can leave us feeling like we aren't a good enough mother.


Gladys Berejiklian To Privatise Martin Place Tent City "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will today put legislation through New South Wales Parliament that will enable her to privatise the homeless peoples tent city that has sprung up in Martin Place.

My job is to provide the best possible outcomes to the people of New South Wales and what could be better than selling off the tent city. We have seen in the past how great privatisation is to the State. I mean look at how well selling off the poles and lines of the electricity grid has worked, electricity profits have never been higher, claimed the Premier.

When asked where the inspiration for privatising the tent city came from the Premier replied: I was looking down at the tents from my office on high when I saw the occupants getting coffee and doing Yoga and I thought hang on if they can afford that then they can afford to pay rates and land tax.

Then I thought if we have that many people living in such a small place they need facilities like an RSL or a casino. I mean these tent people are spending their time reading and socialising when they should be gambling.

The Premier has announced a taskforce consisting of Alan Jones, Ray Hadley and Jamie Packer to draft up potential plans for Martin Place.

Mark Williamson...


Were so Obsessed with Self-HelpHeres some Real Help. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As a society, we seem to be obsessed with growth. From economic growth to personal growth, it is easy to get the impression that if things are not growing they are stagnatingor worse, dying. But this is far from true.


North Korea Threatens To Completely Photoshop America Off The Map "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Responding to sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama this week, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un said he could have the US wiped out with just the click of a mouse and a few retouching shortcuts.

One minute you will see the US on the map, the next minute you will hardly know they were there. Except for a few smudges and minor colour mismatches, a spokesperson for Kim said today.

He went further, saying the countrys design experts who have played a large role in North Koreas emergence as a military threat could assemble an army of millions in a matter of hours if threatened. The Supreme Leader will be standing innocuously by himself in a wide open space, and then, BAM! On his command hell have a million soldiers standing beside him.

He said the command was usually Control C, Control V.



What we can Learn from Discovering our Spirit Animals. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Even though my first encounter with my lioness felt so real it left me in literal tears, there was a part of me that thought the whole thing was a joke.


Me & Eve: a Poem about Destiny. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Adam and Eve symbolize the essence of what makes us "us." I seek to capture this essence through poetry.


Ingredients found in these razors potentially linked to Alzheimer's and Organ Toxicity "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Ingredients Found In These Razors Potentially Linked To Alzheimers and Organ Toxicity

It seems that virtually every razor on the market today, especially womens disposable razors, includes a moisturizing strip. Moisturizing is necessary for shaving, but its worth looking into these strips and examining what they contain and how they affect your body.



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Withania somnifera phytochemicals have neuroprotective potential to combat ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke mediated by gelatinases. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Interdiscip Sci. 2017 May 9. Epub 2017 May 9. PMID: 28488219 Abstract Title:  Inhibition of Gelatinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) by Withania somnifera Phytochemicals Confers Neuroprotection in Stroke: An In Silico Analysis. Abstract:  A stroke or cerebrovascular accident is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is severely reduced or cut off, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Studies suggested that level of gelatinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) usually increases in the brain after stroke. The elevated activity of gelatinases plays the deleterious role in ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke and perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Therefore, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 inhibition have therapeutic importance in stroke condition. Present in silico study investigates whether Withania somnifera (WS) phytochemicals inhibit the MMP-2 and MMP-9 by binding to the catalytic domain, as similar to their inhibitor or not. For that, we performed molecular docking study to evaluate the gelatinases-inhibitory potential of 36 WS phytochemicals, which compared with gelatinases inhibitors viz. hydroxamic acid, quercetin, doxycycline, minocycline and reverse hydroxamate. The results suggest that 28 out of 36 WS phytochemicals show higher affinity for MMP-2 owing to bind with active site residues of S1'-pocket with lower binding energy and smaller inhibition constant (Ki) than considered inhibitors. As well as, withanolide G and withafastuosin E show higher affinity for MMP-9 than reverse hydroxamate inhibitor. These phytochemicals have neuroprotective potential as an inherently useful oral drug to combat ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke mediated by gelatinases.

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Corey Goode FB Update 8-9-17 Conspiracy is deep, but Things are Popping "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Okay, the title is mine. But I felt it important to get it out there for those who may not follow SBA FB. Not in a place to add highlights right now, but may do later.

Sphere Being Alliance FB post
8-9-17 at 5:58am

Update Summary (Full update to come): I have recently had meetings with a highly placed contact. I met him in the FEMA Mass Casualties response course when I was still in the Texas State Guard. He stopped talking to me when I began Cosmic Disclosure. He suddenly contacted me again right after the elections had concluded. He shared a cluster of Intel with me before going dark again Until now.

I had reported that there were teams of US Special Forces that were conducting domestic surveillance and investigations of a Satanic group that had infiltrated all aspects of government agencies and the military. These Special Forces teams have been in place since the middle of the election cycle.

He gave me this report about a week ago and contacted me again stating it was important to get some of it out to the public. I was informed that a secret report on how pervasive these infiltrations are is more shocking than what...


Colorado Mom Accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Childs Death Has Conviction Thrown out After 13 Years "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Krystal Voss. Photo courtesy of Westworld.

Health Impact News Editor Comments

Continuing the trend in courts recently, another victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), a mom in Colorado, had her conviction tossed out and the judge ordered a new trial.

The reason is because the defense never brought up scientific evidence challenging SBS, and that signs of SBS do not guarantee guilt.

This trend by judges all across the U.S. is causing groups like the American Bar Association to train attorneys on how to fight SBS convictions. See:

Attorneys Being Trained to Fight Bogus Child Abuse Charges used in Medical Kidnappings

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Opens the Legal Door to Retry All Shaken Baby Syndrome Convictions

This is one case where law and the courts are bringing to the light the truth that SBS is bogus science, and trumping the power of doctors who can give authority to Child Protective Services to remove a child from a home for abuse based simply on examining x-rays of an injury.

As we have previously reported here on, such is the power of doctors to remove children from their homes, that a new Pediatric sub-specialty was developed in 2009 called Child Abuse Specialist. The sole purpose of these doctors is to remove children from their homes, and their job depends on it. See:

Are New Pediatric Child Abuse Specialists Causing an Increase in Medical Kidnappings?



These result concludes that withanolides in alcoholic fractions demonstrate a potent antileishmanial and immunomodulatory activities. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Front Med (Lausanne). 2017 ;4:55. Epub 2017 May 12. PMID: 28553635 Abstract Title:  Alcoholic Fractions F5 and F6 from Withania somnifera Leaves Show a Potent Antileishmanial and Immunomodulatory Activities to Control Experimental Visceral Leishmaniasis. Abstract:  Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) causes fatal life-threatening disease, if left untreated. The current drugs have various limitations; hence, natural products from medicinal plants are being focused in search of new drugs to treat leishmaniasis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the antileishmanial and immunomodulatory activities of F5 and F6 alcoholic fractions from Withania somnifera leaves and purified withaferin-A in Leishmania donovani-infected peritoneal macrophages and BALB/c mice. We observed that F5 (15g/mL), F6 (10g/mL), and withaferin-A (1.5M) reduce amastigote count in peritoneal macrophages and induce reactive oxygen species and significant decrease in IL-10 mRNA expression compared to control upon treatment. Subsequently, in vivo study mice were treated with F5 (25 and 50mg/kg b.wt.), F6 (25 and 50mg/kg b.wt.) orally, and withaferin-A (2mg/kg b.wt.) intraperitoneally for 10 consecutive days and a drastic reduction in parasite burden in both spleen and liver were observed. The treatment resulted in the reduction in IL-10, IL-4, and TGF- mRNA expression and a significant increase in IFN-/IL-10 expression ratio in the treated group compared to control. The humoral response of these alcoholic fractions and withaferin-A shows increased IgG2a levels when compared with IgG1 in treated mice. Taken together, our result concludes that withanolides in alcoholic fractions demonstrate a potent antileishmanial and immunomodulatory activities in experimental VL.

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Live a Year in Virtual Solitude in Walden, the Game "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Screenshot from <em>Walden, A Game</em> (courtesy USC Game Innovation Lab)Screenshot from Walden, A Game (courtesy USC Game Innovation Lab)

Walden, a Game takes a seemingly absurd premise transforming Walden: Or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau into a video game and makes it a surprisingly thoughtful experience about finding balance in life. Players can devote all day to wandering the shore of the titular pond, listening for owl hoots or watching hummingbirds flit around flowers, but their Thoreau character will start to starve, and his firewood supplies will run dangerously low for the approaching winter. Yet spend too much time chopping wood and planting beans, and his inspiration will dwindle, the color seeping out of the digital landscape and the birdsong becoming quiet.

Created by the USC Game Innovation Lab and based on Thoreau scholarship and the transcendentalists own writing and surveys, the game is grounded in the reality of his life at Walden Pond. All the text from the book is there to be discovered, activated by looking closely at the open-world landscapes shy rabbits and spindly pitch pines. So is nearby Concord, Massachusetts, and in it Thoreaus parents home, where players can get clean laundry and eat a fresh pie from the windowsill. This is not a game that romanticizes Walden. It considers how Thoreaus approach to living independently, albeit with family support and on his friend Ralph Waldo Emersons land, can have contemporary meaning.

Walden sits somewhere on the continuum between being a purely entertainment game and a game for learning, Tracy Fullerton...


I Hate You because I Love You. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

My hatred resulted from fear as well as lovealmost a convergence of the two.


Putin Sends 100,000 Troops To European Borders "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Vladimir Putin is deploying 100,000 troops to surround neighbouring European countries, amid fears that World War 3 is about to erupt. 

As the worlds attention is focussed right now on the North Korean crisis, Moscow is secretly preparing for massive war games in the next few weeks that will see 100,000 troops surround the borders of the NATO member States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Joel C. Rosenbergs Blog reports:

  • Each are increasingly worried Putin may be interested in seizing them and putting them once again under Russian hegemony. Its a concern I share but am concerned not enough leaders in the West do.
  • If such provocations werent enough, Vladimir Putin has just expelled 755 American diplomats from Russia, effective September 1st.
  • Putin has further ratcheted up military provocations against NATO forces across Eastern Europe by sending Russian warplanes to make provocative flybys of NATO ships and aircraft, by deploying new military hardware to its Kaliningrad exclave, a territory nestled between the Baltic countries and Poland, which are all NATO members and by conducting cyber warfare attacks on the electoral processes of multiple NATO countries, including, but not limited to, the U.S., Germany and France, according to a U.S. defense analyst writing in Newsweek.
  • All this, of course, comes after decisions by Putin to invade and seize Crimea and Eastern Ukraine since 2014.
  • To reassure our NATO allies t...


Treatment with azelaic acid foam was associated with meaningful reductions in the patient-perceived burden of papulopustular rosacea. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Cutis. 2016 Oct ;98(4):269-275. PMID: 27874885 Abstract Title:  Patient-reported outcomes of azelaic acid foam 15% for patients with papulopustular rosacea: secondary efficacy results from a randomized, controlled, double-blind, phase 3 trial. Abstract:  Patient-reported treatment outcomes are important for evaluating the impact of drug therapies on patient experience. A randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter, phase 3 study was conducted in 961 participants to assess patient perception of efficacy, utility, and effect on quality of life (QOL) of an azelaic acid (AzA) 15% foam formulation for the treatment of papulopustular rosacea (PPR). Secondary end points included patient-reported global assessment of treatment response, global assessment of tolerability, and opinion on cosmetic acceptability and practicability of product use. Quality of life assessments included the Dermatology Quality of Life Index (DLQI) and Rosacea Quality of Life Index (RosaQOL). Self-reported global assessment of treatment response favored AzA foam over vehicle foam (P

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Antidepressants Facts "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Antidepressants Facts is an extensive archive of information, news articles, research studies, and survivor stories of antidepressants. The site lists links to numerous studies and articles discussing the various adverse effects and withdrawal effects of antidepressants. The Casualties section lists reports of violence and deaths caused by antidepressants and antidepressant withdrawal, including two reports on Paxil withdrawal and one on Effexor withdrawal. In addition, the Lawsuits section lists links to past lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture antidepressants, including two lawsuits pertaining to withdrawal.

The site also includes a page on how to properly taper off antidepressants that provides information about different tapering techniques, such as cutting tablets and oral suspensions/liquid preparations.



Colorado Mom Accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Childs Death Has Conviction Thrown out After 13 Years "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Krystal Voss. Photo courtesy of Westworld.

Health Impact News Editor Comments

Continuing the trend in courts recently, another victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), a mom in Colorado, had her conviction tossed out and the judge ordered a new trial.

The reason is because the defense never brought up scientific evidence challenging SBS, and that signs of SBS do not guarantee guilt.

This trend by judges all across the U.S. is causing groups like the American Bar Association to train attorneys on how to fight SBS convictions. See:

Attorneys Being Trained to Fight Bogus Child Abuse Charges used in Medical Kidnappings

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Opens the Legal Door to Retry All Shaken Baby Syndrome Convictions

This is one case where law and the courts are bringing to the light the truth that SBS is bogus science, and trumping the power of doctors who can give authority to Child Protective Services to remove a child from a home for abuse based simply on examining x-rays of an injury.

As we have previously reported here on, such is the power of doctors to remove children from their homes, that a new Pediatric sub-specialty was developed in 2009 called Child Abuse Specialist. The sole purpose of these doctors is to remove children from their homes, and their job depends on it. See:

Are New Pediatric Child Abuse Specialists Causing an Increase in Medical Kidnappings?




25% of Microsoft Surface Laptops Will Break in 2 Years: Consumer Reports "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

If youre a photographer in search of a new laptop or tablet for working with your photos, theres something youll probably want to know about Microsoft Surface devices: an estimated 25% of them will break within the first two years you have them, a new report says.

After Consumer Reports conducted a survey of 90,000 laptop and tablet owners, Microsoft laptops and tablets stood out as having a breakage rate higher than most other brands. The findings were so bad that the magazine pulled its Recommended designation for the Surface lineup entirely.

The problem is predicted reliability, with estimated two-year breakage rates of 25 percent, Consumer Reports writes. Their survey results of owners indicate that about 25 percent of Microsoft laptops and tablets will present their owners with problems by the end of the second year of ownership.

A number of survey respondents said they experienced problems with their devices during startup, the magazine continues. A few commented that their machines froze or shut down unexpectedly, and several others told CR that the touch screens werent responsive enough.

This conclusion covers the entire Microsoft Surface lineup, from the new powerful Surface Pro announced back in June to the Surface Book to the standard Surface laptops with clamshell designs.

The three Surface devices deemed unreliable by Consumer Reports.

The 128GB/256GB Surface Laptops and 128GB/512GB Surface Books were previously Consumer Reports recommended products. In addition to pulling these designations, Consumer Reports says it will not be giving the recommended designation to any other Microsoft laptops or tablets currently on the market.

Aside from reliability issues, ho...


Happy, Joyous, Free: Life After Alcohol, Benzos and Other Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This website was created and designed to help anyone who has been adversely affected primarily by benzodiazepines, other psychotropic drugs, and/or alcohol abuse get to a place of happiness, joy, and freedom.

The site is divided into several sections. The Library and The Story Room feature stories of hope and recovery from withdrawal. The Video Room presents personal video testimonies about withdrawal, and The Caregivers Lounge features a video testimony from a caregiver of a person experiencing withdrawal.

The sites Other Stuff section includes a link to a PDF collection of benzodiazepine withdrawal success stories compiled from multiple sources, as well as a document proposing a new paradigm for assessing and addressing mental and emotional distress.


Black Sky Event: Feds Prep For Mass Power Outages Across AmericaEarthEX2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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It is our Right to Screw it all Up, Sometimes. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We all had seen it coming; nonetheless it was as if my whole world had shattered and I was forced to walk on sharp splinters. There was a part of me that couldnt believe it was happening. Not to us.


New Map Reveals Where The Worlds Most Toxic Countries Are "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Believe it or not, the five least-toxic countries are found in Africa. And the most toxic? The Middle East.

Most pollution is invisible, which is why someone can remain ignorant their entire life of just how harmful their surrounding environment is. Fortunately for unsuspecting consumers and citizens around the world, The Eco Experts created a one-of-a-kind map that reveals where the most toxic countries on planet Earth are.

To determine which geographical locations are the most toxic, experts with the UK-based company cross-referenced data from 135 countries on air pollution, carbon emissions, energy consumption, and how much the nation relies on renewable energyThe Eco Experts also took into account how many people have perished due to poor air quality. As a result, they were able to determine which countries are most damaging to the environment and pose the most risk to public health.

Inhabitat reports that Saudi Arabia was ranked as the worlds most toxic country, as it has the highest recorded air pollution levels. Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates other oil-rich countries topped the list, as well.

Credit: The Eco Experts

Surprising to most is the fact that the United States ranked 66, ahead of countries such as Canada, China and even Russia. However, it ranked worse than India and the United Kingdom. It was also discovered that countries such as Iceland and Norway consume more energy t...


Azelaic acid 20 % cream significantly improves acne severity and disease-related quality of life in women. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2016 Dec ;14(12):1249-1259. Epub 2016 Nov 29. PMID: 27897372 Abstract Title:  Azelaic acid 20 % cream: effects on quality of life and disease severity in adult female acne patients. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Data on the efficacy of acne treatments and their impact on quality of life (QoL) in adult patients is sketchy.OBJECTIVE: Assessment of the efficacy of azelaic acid 20 % cream (Skinoren() ) on acne severity and disease-related QoL.PATIENTS AND METHODS: Noninterventional study in adult female patients with mild to moderate acne. Efficacy variables included DLQI and acne severity on the face, chest, and back using the Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) scale (grade 1 = nearly clear skin; 2 = mild acne; 3 = moderate acne). Visits were scheduled at baseline, at 4-8 weeks, and at twelve weeks.RESULTS: Of the 251 women enrolled, 59 % had grade 1 acne at baseline; 31 %, grade 2; and 10 %, grade 3; the most commonly affected area of the body was the face (IGA grades 2 or 3: 79 %). After twelve weeks, there was significant improvement of acne on the face (IGA grades 0 or 1: 82 %), chest, and back. Median DLQI decreased from nine at baseline to five after twelve weeks. Ninety percent of physicians and patients rated the tolerability of the treatment as very good or good.CONCLUSIONS: Treatment with azelaic acid 20 % cream significantly improves acne severity and disease-related QoL in adult women.

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Six years later, Courseras Andrew Ng returns with new Deep Learning courses "IndyWatch Feed Education"

On August 15 2011, Stanford professor Andrew Ng uploaded an intro video to YouTube for his free online Machine Learning course. On that same day, The New York Times featured his course (along with two other Stanford courses).

The popularity of his Machine Learning course would lead him and Daphne Koller (another Stanford professor) to launch Coursera a few months later.

Exactly six years later on August 15 2017, the first classes from Andrew Ngs Deep Learning Specialization on Coursera will go live.

A lot has changed in the last six years

8 million learners have signed up for his Machine Learning course. Andrew Ng is no longer at Coursera full time, but acts as the co-chairman of the board. He left Coursera in May 2014 to join Baidu.

Back when Andrew first launched his Machine Learning course, deep learning wasnt really part of our vocabulary. But in the past few years, deep learning has exploded in popularity and real world application. This might explain why Andrew Ng left Coursera to join Baidu and lead its AI lab.

src: Google Trends

If you are interested in learning more about these topics, check out Class Centrals list of hundreds of free online courses in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science, or read Dive into Deep Learning with 15 free online courses.

Andrew left Ba...


How to Stop Neglecting your Soul in the Corporate World. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

She explained how she'd had a panic attack, took months off work, went to meditation retreats in India, and settled on just traveling. She just needed to be herself for a while.


A video has emerged of a group of gangsters waving guns and threatening the President, "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A video has emerged of a group of gangsters waving guns and threatening the President, all because he supposedly took away one of their mothers food stamps. Trump has only gone after fraud and abuse.

A video has emerged of a group of gangsters waving guns and threatening to kill the President, all because he supposedly took away one of their mothers food stamps. 

The video opens with the main thug rapping to the camera while numerous guns are being waved around and dangled in front of the camera.

Although much of the video is garbled and unintelligible, the main theme seems to be a warning to the President because he took away food stamps from this young mans mother.

Lets get it, ni**a, a hundred round ni**a, lets go to war! says the man in the video. Take the government to war, take the army to war, I go to war with who the f*ck I want to.

I really want to go to war with Donald Trump because Donald Trump wants to take food stamps from my mama. And thats all the f*ck she got, bitch, he explains.

As long as the motherf*ckin government let us keep food stamps, we gonna be good, he vows before threatening the camera by saying things are going to get ugly and that bitches gonna go down, if the President takes away Fruit Loops from people.

We want war, we gonna declare war.we got the drums bitch and grenades, h...


Azelaic acid significantly inhibits the cell viability and induces apoptosis in AML cells in a dose-dependent manner. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Front Pharmacol. 2017 ;8:359. Epub 2017 Jun 12. PMID: 28659796 Abstract Title:  Azelaic Acid Exerts Antileukemic Activity in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Abstract:  Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an acute leukemia common in most adults; its prevalence intensifies with age. The overall survival of AML is very poor because of therapeutic resistance. Azelaic acid (AZA) is non-toxic, non-teratogenic, and non-mutagenic and its antitumor effect on various tumor cells is well established; Nonetheless, its therapeutic effects in AML cells are largely unknown. In this study, it was shown that AZA significantly inhibits the cell viability and induces apoptosis in AML cells in a dose-dependent manner. Additionally, AZA suppressed the expression of phosphorylated Akt, Jab1 and Trx, and this suppression was enhanced by treatment with Jab1 siRNA. Furthermore, AZA sensitized AML cells to Ara-c chemotherapy. The suppressive effect of AZA on tumor growth was examined in vivo by subcutaneously inoculated AML cells in a tumor model using nude mice. These findings indicate that AZA is useful as an effective ingredient in antineoplastic activity.

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BREAKING: ACLU files lawsuit to defend Milo Yiannopoulos's free speech rights "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

How Could You Represent Someone Like Milo Yiannopoulos?



World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day "IndyWatch Feed Health"

W-BAD is the official website for World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day, an international campaign to raise global awareness about iatrogenic benzodiazepine dependence and the dangers of its adverse effects and associated withdrawal syndrome.

W-BADs About BZDs section is a rich collection of facts and information that includes:

  • An overview about benzodiazepines and Z-drugs and how they work, along with a video illustration of the neuroscience of benzodiazepines
  • Information about various complications resulting from benzodiazepine use: dependence and tolerance, benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, protracted withdrawal syndrome, and functional brain changes
  • Information on how benzodiazepines affect specific population such as women and people with PTSD
  • information about the difference between addiction and dependence
  • An explanation of the dangerous of stopping benzodiazepines cold turkey, as well as what to do if your doctor stops prescribing them
  • Slow tapering protocols
  • A fact sheet about the benzodiazepine problem

In addition to its About BZDs section, the W-BAD website offers advocacy and press materials to educate people about benzodiazepine use and withdrawal. The site also features YouTube videos made by benzodiazepine victims telling their withdrawal stories.


8 Best Acrylic Paint Sets That Both Beginners and Professional Artists Will Love "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.

Whether youre a hobbyist or a professional painter, its always a good idea to figure out what brand of paints work best for your needs. When it comes to acrylic pigments, however, the choices can be daunting. Not only are there many companies to choose from, but with descriptions like heavy body and high flow, how will you know what to choose? To demystify the process, weve identified what all these terms mean and whats the ideal acrylic paint brand for your skills.

How to Pick the Best Acrylic Paint for Your Artistic Practice

When determining the acrylic paint that youll use, there are several key factors to consider: quality, permanence, viscosity, and hue. Here's a quick rundown on how they affect the medium.


So, why wouldnt you opt for artist grade supplies? One big reason is that theyre more expensive than the student version. If youre just starting out with acrylic paint and arent sure if youll continue, then it might be worth it to test the waters with student grade. Once youre sure...


I had No Idea Middle Age would Feel Like This. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I still dont feel like an adult, not really. I shudder when the kid working at the grocery store calls me maam, and I realize Im actually old enough to be his mom.


A Wake Up Call from a Terminally Ill Young Man. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I picked up an extremely tiny and frail young man---hair gone, a yellow tinge to his skin, and wheeled out in a wheelchair by his father and brother. They wanted no party lights and no music, just a safe, quiet ride to his party.


Fox News Eric Bolling Suing Reporter Over Sexual Harassment Allegations "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Fox News host Eric Bolling is suing reporter Yashar Ali for defamation following a story published on HuffPost alleging the news personality sent lewd, unsolicited text messages to multiple colleagues.

Bolling, who was suspended from the network following the publication of the article, is seeking at least $50 million in damages.


$200 Million In 60 Minutes: Filecoin ICO Rockets to Record Amid Tech Issues "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The ICO for the the blockchain-based data storage network Filecoin has raised as much as $250 million despite being beset by tech issues.



Religious Devotees vs. Spiritual Dabblers. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Just recently, another person suggested we shouldnt be dabblers of spirituality. We need to find a practice that suits us and stick to it, learn it, become experts in it. My soul cringed and yelled out.


What Adults can Rediscover through the Toddlers Tantric Lifestyle. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I have a nephew who is six years old, and it saddens me that I already can see the distancing from his natural Tantric lifestyle. The other day, his mother told him to give a family friend a hug, and I could tell he didn't want to but


5 Mistakes Beginner Landscape Photographers Make "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

As with all creative crafts, there are many common pitfalls that photographers fall into when theyre just starting out. Landscape photographer Toma Bonciu runs through 5 of them in this inspiring 5-minute video.

Mistake 1: Shooting JPG vs Shooting RAW

Bonciu begins by recalling his own experience when he first switching from shooting JPG to shooting RAW. By shooting JPG youre really missing something big, Bonciu argues.

Mistake 2: Thinking That More Expensive Gear Will Result in Better Photos

Most of what makes a good photograph is in how you capture a scene, and Bonciu quotes Ansel Adams to drive this home: Theres nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Mistake 3: Not Paying Attention to Light

Learn to recognize great natural light, or learn to create great artificial light, Bonciu suggests.

Mistake 4: Photographing Anything That Moves

Bonciu again quotes Ansel Adams: Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer and often the supreme disappointment.

Mistake 5: Not Knowing What Quality Is

Follow those who talk about the soul of photography, Bonciu says. Dont follow just anyone who knows about the buttons on a camera or the photographer on Facebook whose photographs get 100 likes.

Watch the video above to hear Boncius thoughts on each of these points. If you enjoy it, check out his YouTube channel for more landscape and travel photography tips.

(via Toma Bonciu via...


Intel Update - US Special Forces take on Elite Satanic Pedophile Group - August 9, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Corey Goode talks about the latest intel update about Special Forces arresting and killing elite pedophile members.


Corey Goode Update US Special Forces take on Satanic Pedophile Group

I have recently had meetings with a highly placed contact. I met him in the FEMA Mass Casualties response course when I was still in the Texas State Guard. He stopped talking to me when I began Cosmic Disclosure. He suddenly contacted me again right after the elections had concluded. He shared a cluster of Intel with me before going dark again Until now.

I had reported that there were teams of US Special Forces that were conducting domestic surveillance and investigations of a Satanic group that had infiltrated all aspects of government agencies and the military. These Special Forces teams have been in place since the middle of the election cycle.

He gave me this report about a week ago and contacted me again stating it was important to get some of it out to the public. I was informed that a secret report on how pervasive these infiltrations are is more shocking than what was expected. Strangely, this report also had notes from several secret grand juries that are active right now in D.C.

The report states that the conspiracy involves the majority of powerful people in within the UN, EU, US, State and local (City) power structures. These government organization are completely complicit in what is going on. All the way down to local Post Offices and Police Offices. I have to tell you, this was a very creepy report.

These military investigators have...


How it Feels to be Blessed. {Poem} "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I will not rush. I will remember I have walked this way before.


Bloom in Wellness "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Bloom in Wellness is a website designed by Baylissa Frederick, a licensed therapist and coach who lives with two chronic medical conditions and has experienced and healed from prescribed drug withdrawal.

The websites Withdrawal Help section includes an A to Z list of symptoms of withdrawal from antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and Z-drugs. It also offers advice for accepting and normalizing these symptoms. Additionally, the section provides information on how caregivers, family members, spouses, parents, and adult children can best care for their loved ones in withdrawal, as well as practice self-care for their own well-being. Finally, the Withdrawal Help section features success stories of those who healed within 18 months and those with protracted cases, as well as Baylissas own story.

Another section of Bloom in Wellness is called Self-Care & Nurturing. This section provides information on self-care techniques such as breathing, EFT Tapping or psychological acupressure, healthy ways of eating, healthy distractions, and volunteering.

Much of the information on this website is only available to subscribers. The monthly subscription fee is 10. Subscribers also receive a Daily Encouragement email with insight, inspiration, and reassurance for those struggling with chronic illness and drug withdrawal.


Project Serpo - The Exchange Program Between Humans and Aliens "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

For those who still not have heard of the fascinating story of an exchange program between humans and aliens known as Project Serpo. The official website that documents Project Serpo and releases new information from time to time can be found at  I have also posted a video presentation by Len Kasten and an article by Locklip website that gives a brief overview of Project Serpo.



 Len Kasten (01-19-16) Secret Journey to Planet Serpo


Project Serpo The Exchange Program Between Humans and Aliens

By Locklip

In 2005, an anonymous source sent a series of emails to a UFO Discussion Group led by former U.S. Government Employee Victor Martinez.

These emails detailed the existence of an Exchange Program between the U.S. Government and the Ebens alien beings from Serpo, a planet from the Zeta Reticuli Star System. The program was thus called Project Serpo.

The source identified himself as a retired employee of the government, claiming he had participated in a special program.

The programs origins lay with the two UFO crashes in New Mexico in 1947, the famous Roswell incident and another one in Corona.

He claimed one extraterrestrial survived the crash and was transferred to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The other six deceased extraterrestrials were placed in a freezing facility in the same laboratory.

Establishing communications with the scientists and military personnel, the survivor provided them with the location of its home planet and continued to cooperate until its death in 1952.

The alien provided information regarding the items found inside the crashed UFOs. One of the items was a communication device that it was allowed to use, contacting its home planet.

A meeting was set for Apri...



Azelaic acid may be considered as a viable option for treatment of acne vulgaris. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Jun 1 ;16(6):534-538. PMID: 28686770 Abstract Title:  The Efficacy and Safety of Azelaic Acid 15% Foam in the Treatment of Truncal Acne Vulgaris. Abstract:  INTRODUCTION: Truncal acne is often associated with facial acne, but there are fewer options for an effective topical treatment on the trunk. Given the advent of foam formulations with enhanced percutaneous absorption and convenient application due to easy spreadability on skin, the previously held idea that effective treatment of truncal acne requires oral treatment is challenged. Azelaic acid cream has been previously approved for acne vulgaris, thus azelaic acid foam may be a viable treatment option for truncal acne.STUDY DESIGN: A single-center, open label pilot study was conducted to investigate the efficacy and safety of azelaic acid 15% foam as a treatment modality for moderate truncal acne. Use for facial acne was also allowed and monitored during the study.RESULTS: Twice-daily application of azelaic acid 15% foam to affected areas resulted in a 1-grade reduction in truncal investigator global assessment (IGA) scores in nearly all patients (16/18). Eight out of 18 patients (44%) were rated as Clear or Almost Clear in the trunk by the end of the study. There were also improvements in facial IGA scores; 9 of 18 patients (50%) exhibited a 1-grade improvement in IGA scores and 11 of 18 were Clear or Almost Clear by the end of the study. A significant reduction in lesion counts was found throughout the study and the medication was well tolerated.CONCUSION: Azelaic acid 15% foam was effective in treating moderate truncal acne and facial acne in this pilot study. Given the efficacy and convenience of the foam vehicle, azelaic acid may be considered as a viable option for treatment of acne vulgaris, including on the trunk. Further studies are suggested in a larger population of patients, including adult females with acne.J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(6):534-538..

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Adam Savage Nerds Out Over Vinyl Record-Making with Jack White "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Take a trip to Detroit's Third Man Records as Adam records a song, talks with Jack White, and then tours his pressing plant.

Read more on MAKE

The post Adam Savage Nerds Out Over Vinyl Record-Making with Jack White appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.


How to stay sane and learn to code when there are thousands of online courses "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Graph by Carl Richards

We live in the information age. Information about anything we can think of is accessible to us, at the tip of our fingertips. While this is great, it can lead to too many choices. If youre a beginner learning to code, you may struggle with deciding between so many online courses.

If you head over to Udemy and search for web development, youll see that there are almost 1,000 courses to choose from.

Keep in mind, this is only the one platform! Theres also Udacity Nanodegrees, Treehouse, Pluralsight, Lynda the list goes on. Herein lies the trap of having too many choices.

Learning web development is hard

Learning web development is hard. Its a fast-moving field where there is always something new to learn.

For beginners, theres an increase in mental load, and a possible fear of missing out when choosing a learning resource. So which course should you do? Should you do the Web Developer Bootcamp by Colt Steele, or the The Complete Web Developer Course by Rob Percival? Or how about a monthly subscription to Treehouse?

The answer is: it doesnt matter, just pick one and commit to it.

Ive seen countless people (sorry for outing you specifically Jeremy, yours was the most recent one I read!) get bogged down by enrolling in many courses that teach the same concepts.

Generally speaking, doing many courses on the same concept is not a good use of your time. For example, if youve realized the instructors teaching style does not suit you, you should choose another one (thanks DJ Khaled).

But, if you find yourself nodding along with what the instructor is saying most of the time, its probably time to stop watching. Its the same thing as taking multiple Introduction to Biology courses at different universities.

Why does this happen?

From what Ive observed, there is a bit of a disconnect in how to effectively study and learn web development. Its not like the typical unit of study youre most likely accustomed to, where you jot down notes and memorize concepts. Web development is a craft. Much like drawing or making music, it requires practice.



Sculpture of Abe Lincoln Confusingly Includes Generic White Man Sporting a Dad Look "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Seward Johnson, Return Visit, installed on Chicagos Pioneer Court (all photos by Jake Silby for Hyperallergic)

CHICAGO There are a lot of questions that may come to mind when one gazes upon Seward Johnsons latest, gargantuan sculpture in downtown Chicago, but the most immediate one (aside from WHY?) is, perhaps, Who is that man?

Not the one on the right, who is clearly Abraham Lincoln, bearded and waving his top hat skyward. But the 16th President is accompanied by a gent from an era much closer to our own. The neatly coiffed man is dressed in a pink collared shirt beneath a crisp, white cable-knit sweater and tan corduroy pants. Also, white sneakers. A plaque affixed to its base names the 36-foot-tall sculpture as Return Visit, but it leaves the modern man up to our interpretation.

Seward Johnson, detail of Return Visit, installed on Chicagos Pioneer Court

Return Visit was installed last November at Pioneer Court on Chicagos Magnificent Mile, which means that countless Chicagoans and tourists alike have been left scratching their heads at the realist work for about 10 months. In fact, since it stands near the Trump Hotel in a way that Lincoln, oddly, appears to gesture towards the tower people have actually believed him to be Donald Trump. (Aside from hair color, that wouldnt be a completely terrible guess considering that Trump digs that whole country club look.)...


Facebook Talks About Its Shared Future With Local News Publishers "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Column inch by column inch, news publishers are being devoured by Facebook and Google. At least thats the way it looks in the headlines. The predicament was summed up in the recent BuzzFeed article, The Campaign Against Facebook and Googles Duopoly Is Going Nowhere.


Client-side web scraping with JavaScript using jQuery and Regex "IndyWatch Feed Education"

When I was building my first open-source project, codeBadges, I thought it would be easy to get user profile data from all the main code learning websites.

I was familiar with API calls and get requests. I thought I could just use jQuery to fetch the data from the various APIs and use it.

var name = 'codemzy';                $.get('' + name, function(response) {                    
var followers = response.followers;

Well, that was easy. But it turns out that not every website has a public API that you can just grab the data you want from.

404: API not found

But just because there is no public API doesnt mean you need to give up! You can use web scraping to grab the data, with only a little extra work.

Lets see how we can use client-side web scraping with JavaScript.

For an example, I will grab my user information from my public freeCodeCamp profile. But you can use these steps on any public HTML page.

The first step in scraping the data is to grab the full page html using a jQuery .get request.

var name = "codemzy";
$.get('' + name, function(response) {

Awesome, the whole page source code just logged to the console.

Note: If you get an error at this stage along the lines of No Access-Control-Allow-Origin header is present on the requested resource dont fret. Scroll down to the Dont Let CORS Stop You section of this post.

That was easy. Using JavaScript and jQuery, the above code requests a page from, like a browser would. And freeCodeCamp responds with the page. Instead of a browser running the code to display the page, we get the HTML code.

And thats what web scraping is, extracting data from websites.

Ok, the response is not exactly as neat as the data we get back from an API.

But we have the data, in there somewhere.

Once we have the source code the information we need is in there, we just have to grab the data we need!

We can search through the response to find the elements we need.

Lets say we want to know how many challenges the user has completed, from the user profile response we got back.

At the...


Toxic Antidepressants "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Toxic Antidepressants site was created to inform people who are taking, tapering or are currently off of antidepressants about the dangers of these medications and the possible neurological damage they may cause. The site also offers advice on how to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms and facilitate recovery.

Toxic Antidepressants provides brief, easily digestible information on a wide variety of subjects. Their Drugs Toxicity and Medical Mainstream section presents a brief explanation of why antidepressants are still being designed, produced, and prescribed, despite their horrendous adverse effects. The section succinctly describes factors such as pharmaceutical corruption, fictitious media portrayals, and doctors financial ties to Big Pharma.

Other topics covered include:

  • Antidepressant withdrawal symptoms and long-term effects such as derealization, akathisia, sensory hypersensitivity, panic attacks, and autoimmune disorders
  • Methods for alleviating withdrawal symptoms, including diet and exercise, physical exercise, and meditation
  • Scientific studies about the adverse effects of antidepressants
  • Alternative mental health treatments
  • A hypothesis about why some peoples healing from antidepressants proceeds more slowly than others

The website offers information and articles in French, Polish, Dutch, and Spanish.


The GoldFish Report with Dr. James Fetzer #116 "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

On The GoldFish Report No 116 Week 29 POTUS Report, Special Guest researcher and McKnight Professor Emeritus Dr. James Fetzer joins Louisa to give critical analysis of the POTUS and major policy issues of the past week that include: The insidious attempt to pull of a Coup detat of our POTUS usurping the electoral college process, the Awans DNC IT scandal, Russia sanctions bill, positive consequences of the POTUS immigration crackdown, Google and Orwellian censorship, POTUS West Virginia Rally, Seth Rich Connection, POTUS Witch Hunt Continues, air force weaponizing viruses to target certain DNA, voter fraud, treason, and much more. For more information on James Fetzer visit To receive notifications of our reports please subscribe to this YouTube Channel, follow us on Twitter at @ReportGoldFish, on our blog at and on our 24/7 research media news page at To help support this viewer supported social research media you can make a donation at Thank you to our viewers for their support and stories and thank you for viewing!


The GoldFish Report No. 117 Guest Dr. James Fetzer: Anatomy of a False Flag "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

On The GoldFish Report No. 117 Special Guest and McKnight Professor Emeritus Dr. James Fetzer opens the Pandoras box of False Flags of JFK, 9/11 and Sandy Hook and discusses theory and philosophy of the mind and consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, internet censorship as the new electronic fascism, political correctness that has run a muck in American media, fake media propaganda, Assassination science, computer science, Academic Freedom, First Amendment and much more. To learn more about Dr/ Fetzer adn his voluminous body of work , please visit, There will be links added to resources Jim mentions in this interview that will be posted below as an addendum. To receive notification of our reports, please subscribe to this YouTube Channel, follow us on Twitter at @ReportGoldFish, follow us on facebook on our 24/7 research media news page at, and on our blog at To help support this and other programs on the GoldFish Report donations can be made by visiting our website at Thank you to the contributors who help make this possible. And , thank you for viewing!


Could Lizard Man emerge during eclipse? SC agency says to remain ever vigilant "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Amid the solar eclipse's hype, which will bring millions of visitors to dozens of events happening across the state this month, here's one thing you probably haven't prepared for: a supernatural encounter.


If youre going to university, heres how to make the most of it. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Photo by Faustin Tuyambaze on Unsplash

University, a place people spend at least three years to get a piece of paper. A ticket into some job. The next step along the road. Or at least thats what people hope.

But how can we make the most of this time? How can we increase our chances of succeeding, not just in university but at life as well?

Ive recently graduated from York University. It has been a bumpy road, but I managed to survive and succeed. I got an upper 2nd class honors (2:1), which is seen as a success in the UK despite the majority of students now receiving it. But, what is more important is that I came out of university with a strong belief in myself and my abilities. This is invaluable.

This post will focus on surviving the pursuit of a Computer Science degree, my degree. I hope a lot of advice will be transferable.

My course had its ups and downs. For the first two years, I got lost in a sea of theory that I struggled to piece together in my brain. I learned the basic syntax for a few languages but I never managed to create anything. I wasnt enjoying my course. I wasnt making progress.

Then, I did my work placement. A year of programming 95. Everything changed. I became a competent, confident developer with a real desire to learn. The following year at university I used my time far more effectively. I learned JavaScript, building a d3.js visualization tool for my dissertation.

I am currently learning: React, Redux, Apollo Client and GraphQL. I aim to produce a website based ideas from this book using these skills, its worth a read. I love the challenge.

When I look back I cant help but think I wasted my first two years. Two years I could have spent learning to code. Where would I be now if I had? The truth is I didnt know how. I didnt know understand enough of the principles or know how to go from a tutorial to my own project. Starting is hard.

Here is my advice for anyone in a similar position

A Computer Science degree is

This is a tough one and Im still not sure completely. Its broad term used to describe a lot of things. Here is what Cambridge University says about it:

Computer science is a fast-moving field that brings together disciplines includ...


Cosmic Disclosure: The Grand Experiment Season 7, Episode 32 "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"


David Wilcock: All right. Welcome back to Cosmic Disclosure. I'm your host, David Wilcock. I'm here with Corey Goode, and in this episode, we're going to get into the Grand Experiment.

This is something that is of particular interest to me, and I'm sure to many of you watching this program, because this Experiment affects people who are human but may not fit in and may in fact have ET souls.

So here for more information is Corey Goode. Corey, welcome back to the show.
Corey Goode: Thank you.

David: So we've talked about the idea that there was a Super Earth in our Solar System that exploded 500,000 years ago, and that it deactivated some sort of protective grid around our own Solar System and neighboring systems as well.

And you said that shortly after this, a bunch of groups of ETs came in. And could you tell us a little bit about them just to recap? Who are they, and what do they want?

Corey: Yes, they've been referred to as this Genetic Farmer race. And they've been on some sort of a mandate throughout the galaxy to spread advanced life, and to monitor and assist the development of that life, as well as the spiritual development of that life.

David: Could you define advanced life?

Corey: Advanced life would be, I guess, like a human being.

David: Okay. So at what point did you become aware of this existing?

Corey: I first became aware of this program when I was around the age of 13, and I was in these...


101-Megapixel B&W Photos of Pre-War Era Racing "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Photographer Rick Wenner was recently sent to Wildwood, New Jersey, to shoot a peculiar event called The Race of Gentlemen. Its a gathering of drag racers who speed across a beach on pre-war era hot rods and motorcycles the perfect event for black-and-white photography, Wenner says.

Wenner was equipped with a Phase One XF IQ3 100MP Achromatic camera system that captures a 101-megapixel black-and-white photo with each exposure. The $49,990 IQ3 100MP Achromatic is the worlds only 101MP digital back dedicated to monochrome photos.

Lens-wise, Wenner used the Schneider Kreuznach 40-80mm LS f/4.0-5.6 and Schneider Kreuznach 75-150mm LS f/4.0-5.6 Blue Ring lenses.

Focusing solely on detail, motion, and style, Wenner shot both portraits of people at the event racers, builders, and spectators alike as well as action photos of the races themselves.



91-Year-Old Lebanese-American Poet, Philosopher, and Painter Etel Adnan on Memory, the Self, and the Universe "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The universe is itself the glue that keeps it going, therefore it is memory in action and in essence, in becoming and in being. Because it remembers itself, it exists. Because it exists, it remembers.

91-Year-Old Lebanese-American Poet, Philosopher, and Painter Etel Adnan on Memory, the Self, and the Universe

Oftentimes during meditation, I am visited by flash-memories dislodged from some dusty recess of my unconscious vignettes and glimpses of people, places, and events from long ago and far away, belonging to what feels like another lifetime. They are entirely banal the curb of a childhood sidewalk, mid-afternoon light falling on a familiar building in a familiar way, the smell of a leather armchair on a hot summer day but in their banality they intimate the existence of the former self who inhabited those moments, a self that seems so foreign and so remote, yet one to which I am forever fettered by this half-conscious memory.

Memory, indeed, is the centerpiece of our selfhood and moors our bodies to our minds, as those flashes of the embodied mind unclenched by meditation reveal. Memory endows us with creativity and animates some of our most paradoxical impulses.

A century after Virginia Woolf painted memory as the capricious seamstress that stitches our lives together, Paris-based Lebanese-American poet, essayist, philosopher, and visual artist Etel Adnan (b. February 24, 1925) picks up Woolfs thread throughout Night (...


Shilajit has preventive effects against radiation-induced apoptosis on ovaries. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2016 Jun ;293(6):1255-62. Epub 2015 Nov 3. PMID: 26530234 Abstract Title:  Evaluation of preventive effect of shilajit on radiation-induced apoptosis on ovaries. Abstract:  PURPOSE: Canc er is the second leading cause of death in children in developed countries and most of childhood malignancies can be treated with chemo-radiotherapy. Although radiation therapy is a successful treatment modality in cancer patients, it has various adverse effects. Especially the gonads are very sensitive and prone to radiation-related damage. Radiation impairs the ovaries by triggering apoptosis of follicular cells and chromosomal damage and oxidative stress. Shilajit, a traditional medicinal agent in India, Russia, and other parts of the world, contains various antioxidant agents and has ovogenic effects. To evaluate the ability of shilajit to prevent radiation-induced ovarian damage.METHODS: Forty Wistar albino female rats were divided into four groups as: Control group, shilajit group, radiation only group, and radiation + shilajit group. Four days after radiation exposure, the rats were sacrificed and the ovaries were removed and evaluated immuno-histopathologically.RESULTS: There was a statistically significant difference in follicle counts (primordial, primary, preantral, antral, and atretic follicles) between the groups (p 

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Series and DataFrame in Python "IndyWatch Feed Education"

A couple of months ago, I took the online course Using Python for Research offered by Harvard University on edX. While taking the course, I learned many concepts of Python, NumPy, Matplotlib, and PyPlot. I also had an opportunity to work on case studies during this course and was able to use my knowledge on actual datasets. For more information about this program, check out here.

I learned two important concepts in this courseSeries and DataFrame. I want to introduce these to you through a short tutorial.

To start with the tutorial, lets get the latest source code of Python from the official website here.

Once youve installed Python is installed, youll use a graphical user interface called IDLE to work with Python.

Lets import Pandas to our workspace. Pandas is a Python library that provides data structures and data analysis tools for different functions.


A Series is a one-dimensional object that can hold any data type such as integers, floats and strings. Lets take a list of items as an input argument and create a Series object for that list.

>>> import pandas as pd
>>> x = pd.Series([6,3,4,6])
>>> x
0 6
1 3
2 4
3 6
dtype: int64

The axis labels for the data as referred to as the index. The length of index must be the same as the length of data. Since we have not passed any index in the code above, the default index will be created with values [0, 1,  len(data) -1]

Lets go ahead and define indexes for the data.

>>> x = pd.Series([6,3,4,6], index=[a, b, c, d])
>>> x
a 6
b 3
c 4
d 6
dtype: int64

The index in left most column now refers to data in the right column.

We can lookup the data by referring to its index:

>>> x[c]

Python gives us the relevant data for the index.

One example of a data type is the dictionary defined below. The index and values correlate to keys and values. We can use the index to get the values of data corresponding to the labels in the index.

>>> data = {abc: 1, def: 2, xyz: 3}
>>> pd.Series(data...


Price Analysis, August 10: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, ZCash "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Price analysis for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Zcash


9 Ways to Build a Healthy Relationship with Yourself. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Building a relationship with ourselves is the foundation of any other relationship we'll maintain in life. Without it, no relationship with anyone or anything will flourish.


Animated video about middle school boys attraction to another boy goes viral "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The animated short video In a Heartbeat about a closeted middle school boy who runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams has garnered more than 21 million views and 188,000 comments

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The New York Times Launches Chinese Travel Magazine "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

The New York Times today launched The New York Times Travel Magazine . The magazine will be published by Huasheng Media and circulated six times a year throughout mainland China. It will combine curated travel coverage and photographs from The New York Times, along with original local content.



Disney Preschooler Animation Doc McStuffins Features Family With Two Moms "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A watchdog group that monitors the promotion of sin in childrens entertainment is expressing concern over a recent episode of the preschooler-geared cartoon Doc McStuffins, which featured an animated depiction of the lesbian moms of two children. Controversial topics and lifestyle choices should be left up to the parents to discuss

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Statistical Inference Showdown: The Frequentists VS The Bayesians "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Photo credit to SCOTT KING


Statistical Inference is a very important topic that powers modern Machine Learning and Deep Learning algorithms. This article will help you to familiarize yourself with the concepts and mathematics that make up inference.

Imagine we want to trick some friends with an unfair coin. We have 10 coins and want to judge whether any one of them is unfairmeaning it will come up as heads more often than tails, or vice versa.

So we take each coin, toss it a bunch of timessay 100and record the results. The thing is we now have a subset of measurements from a true distribution (a sample) for each coin. Weve considered the condition of our thumbs and concluded that collecting more data would be very tedious.

It is uncommon to know parameters of the true distribution. Frequently, we want to infer true population parameters them from the sample.

So now we want to estimate the probability of a coin landing on Heads. We are interested in the sample mean.

By now youve likely thought, Just count number of heads and divide by the total number of attempts already! Yep, this is the way to find an unfair coin, but how could we come up with this formula if we didnt know it in the first place?

Frequentist Inference

Recall that coin tosses are best modeled with Bernoulli distribution, so we are sure that it represents our data well. Probability Mass Function (PMF) for Bernoulli distribution looks like this:

x is a random variable that represents an observation of a coin toss (assume 1 for Heads and 0 for Tails) and p is a parameterprobability of Heads. We will refer to all possible parameters as onward. This function represents how probable each value of x is according to the distribution law we have chosen.

When x is equal to 1 we get f(1; p) = p, and when it is zero f(0; p) = 1-p. Thus, Bernoulli distribution answers the question How probable is it that we get a heads with a coin that lands on heads with probability p?. Actually, it is one of the simplest examples of a discrete probability distribution.

So, we are interested in determining parameter p from the data. A frequentist statistician will probably suggest using a Maximum Likelihood Est...



RUMORS OF WAR: What Will Happen if a Nuclear Bomb Detonates "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As the United States volleys verbal assaults back and forth with North Korea, end-times expert John Shorey warns a nuclear bomb could trigger an electromagnetic pulse, which would destroy life as we know it. The studies that the government has done, if an EMP blanketed America and took our grid

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The Coffee Deception: 13 Little Known Facts About Coffee "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

You're not going to like this one bit: you've been lied about the health benefits of coffee!

1. Caffeine is an alkaloid that the coffee plant uses to kill bugs, which eat its' seeds.

The coffee plant also uses caffeine in the coffee pods to kill surrounding plants, so the coffee plant can attain more sunlight and grow larger. Caffeine is a pesticide, which causes genetic termination in living cells that come into contact with it.

2. MRI images taken before and after 1 cup of coffee showed a decrease in blood flow to the brain by 45%. When the blood flow reduction was measured exactly, it was actually 52% less blood flow to the brain, after just one small cup of coffee.

3. Brain imaging studies of chronic coffee drinkers showed they presented the same degradation of their brains as chronic alcoholics, cigarette smokers, Parkinson's patients and marijuana users.

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8 ways to tell youre building something nobody wants (and what to do about it) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Building something users want is harddamn hard. They are a fickle bunch and make it so difficult by not clearly articulating exactly what they want. They make us guess, and when we give them something we know they need, they dont want it. Dont they know whats good for them? Why wont they listen? Grrrr. So frustrating!

The problem is, weve told users what they want instead of figuring out what users want. Were frustrated because what we decided was wrong. Who likes to be told theyre wrong? So how do we deduce what users want and achieve the product market fit weve been searching for?

The Lean Startup way starts with a hypothesis (hopefully based on research, experience, or divine inspiration). Then you build a minimal viable product, measure the results, and adjust the product or hypothesis. In other words, we need to figure out, in the quickest way possible and over many iterations, what the users really do want.

There are many great articles and books about finding product market fit. They often dont discuss falling into the trap of thinking you are on the path the success, but actually being on the road to failure. The best way to tell if youre building something no one wants is by looking out for these eight traps.

Trap #1: Clueless, like whatever.

You have no clue how many people are using the new feature, application, or site. You have no statistics, measurements, or hard data. When asked, you respond with, Um.

What to do: Being blind to your success or failure isnt a good way to go about anything. Start by gathering data and metrics with tools such as Google Analytics (free) or MixPanel (costs money for larger sites). You should own this data and be able to rattle off the top of your head the number of users you have, engagement, and feedback. Define your key metrics and own them!

Trap #2: Wrong stakeholders.

Youre only concerned if your internal business owners are happy. The start and end of your success is the happiness of your business owners. When asked for something you know isnt a good idea, you go along since the business owner asked for it.

What to do: Is your goal making your end users (the real users) happy or your business owners happy? Unfortunately, companies often measure employee success (i.e. comp, promotion) based on the happiness of the business owner. But your end userexternal or...


We Will Find You: White House Ominously Vows to Destroy WhistleblowersEnd Transparency "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(The Free Thought ProjectThe Justice Department is making changes to its policies on subpoenaing news organizations as part of its crackdown on government leaks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday.
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Asteroid to shave past Earth inside Moon orbit "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

An asteroid the size of a house will shave past Earth at a distance of some 44,000 kilometres (27,300 miles) in October, inside the Moons orbit, astronomers said Thursday. The space rock will zoom by at an eighth of the distance from the Earth to the Moon far enough

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RUMORS OF WAR: California Bunker Business Sees Spike As Tensions Rise With North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The owner of a California-based bunker business said his phone is ringing off the hook, amid heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea. Fear sells, and Ron Hubbard knows this firsthand as president of Los Angeles-based Atlas Survival Shelters. Hubbards company builds 20 different types of shelters, ranging in price from $10,000

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Organic Food From China Not Organic At All, Heres Why "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Is the organic bubble about to pop?

When you find a good deal on organic foods, it may just be too good to be true if it comes from China or Turkey. While Turkey is suspected to deliberately falsify its organic soybeans flooding the U.S., China has a different problem. There is a concerted effort for many Chinese growers to produce organic food but unfortunately it might not be possible.

China Scrambles to Feed Their Own

Economic growth has stoked appetites in China and has stirred a taste for Western cuisine. As a result China has gone on public health campaigns warning the public to cut back on meat in order to keep up with demands for dwindling supplies. China tries to grasp arable land in other countries like the U.S., Russia, South America, Africa and more to feed their population. As little as 20% of their arable land is usable due to startling amounts of pollution. So how can they be producing organic for the rest of the world?

How does severe pollution fit into the organic picture. Answer, it doesnt. The U.S. has strict standards for organic, but China doesnt have them, and we have weak inspections on imports. So how can that food be considered organic?

Watch out, Despite Public Opposition, Big Ag Makes Inroads In China.

-Heather Callaghan, Editor



Trump says maybe fire and fury statement on North Korea wasnt tough enough "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

President Donald Trump on Thursday ramped up his rhetoric on North Korea again, saying his warning of bringing fire and fury on the isolated nation may not have gone far enough. If anything, maybe that statement wasnt tough enough, he told reporters at his New Jersey golf club. When asked what could be tougher

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Who Created Ethereum? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Who Created Ethereum?

While working on a number of Bitcoin projects, a 19-year-old programmer from Toronto, Vitalik Buterin, conceived the idea for Ethereum. Ethereum was intended to be a robust platform that allows developers to build blockchain applications. Buterin was inspired by some of the shortcomings he faced when trying to build applications on the Bitcoin blockchain. He believed that the potential of blockchain technology was not limited to financial applications and quickly set out to create a blockchain that could support more common computations.

Vitalik Buterin was first introduced to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2011. That same year he co-founded Bitcoin Magazine and wrote many articles explaining his views on the digital currencys future. He later worked on Mastercoin and some alternate coins based on the Bitcoin codebase. This work led him to believe the Bitcoin blockchain was limited in scope.

The Ethereum white paper was released in 2013, and it documented a new open-source protocol for creating decentralized applications.   

Ethereum was officially announced on the Bitcointalk forum in 2014. In addition to Buterin, Ethereum was co-founded by Mihai Alisie, Anthony Di Iorio and Charles Hoskinson. Buterin also announced that he was working with developer Dr. Gavin Wood and Joseph Lubin. Wood soon released the Ethereum yellow paper, which covered the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), the runtime environment that executes all of the smart contracts on the network. Lubin would go on to found ConsenSys, a venture studio focusing on decentralized applications.

The Ethereum Foundation held an ether crowdsale in July 2014 during which they sold 60 million tokens. 12 million ether (ETH) tokens were created so the Ethereum Foundation could expand its development and marketing efforts. The Frontier was the first release of the Ethereum network. It was released a year after the crowdsale and provided a bare-bones mechanism for developers to interact with and build apps on the network.  

Both the Ethereum network and community have grown substantially over the last year. The Ethereum Enterprise Alliance, an initiative working to connect the worlds largest companies to the Ethereum network, recently announced 86 new partners including Microsoft, Intel and BP. Similarly, a multitude of new blockchain projects leveraging the Ethereum blockchain have gained attention and capital.



Wildlife Dos & Donts for Sick & Injured Animals. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We usually instinctively know what to do when we think a human life is in danger, as we have one main number for emergency servicesbut when it comes to animals, it is a little more complicated.


Withaferin A induced impaired autophagy and unfolded protein response in human breast cancer cell-lines. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Toxicol In Vitro. 2017 Aug 3. Epub 2017 Aug 3. PMID: 28782635 Abstract Title:  Withaferin A induced impaired autophagy and unfolded protein response in human breast cancer cell-lines MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231. Abstract:  The autophagy-lysosome pathway and the ubiquitin-proteasome systems are the two major routes for eukaryotic intracellular protein clearance. Cancerous cells often display elevated protein synthesis and byproduct disposal, thus, inhibition of the protein degradation pathways became an emerging approach for cancer therapy. The present study revealed that withaferin-A (WA), the biologically active withanolide derived from Withania somnifera, initially induced formation of autophagosomes in human breast cancer cell-lines, MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231. WA treatment elevated the levels of autophagic substrate p62/SQSTM1 (p62) and both LC3-II and LC3-I (microtubule-associated protein 2 light chain 3) and simultaneously reduced the upstream autophagy markers like beclin-1 and ATG5-ATG12 complex, which indicate accumulation of autophagosomes in the cells. WA induced disruption of microtubular network through inhibition of tubulin polymerization and its hyper-acetylation, thus prevent the formation of autolysosome (by merging of autophagosomes with lysosomes) and its recycling process, leading to incomplete autophagy. Further, WA caused ER (Endoplasmic Reticulum) stress, which is evident from the activation of ER-related caspase-4 and increased levels of ER stress marker proteins. Thus, these findings altogether indicate that WA mediated inhibition of proteasomal degradation system and perturbation of autophagy, i.e. suppression of both the intracellular degradation systems caused accumulation of ubiquitinated proteins, which in turn led to unfolded protein response and ER stress mediated proteotoxicity in human breast cancer cell-lines, MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231.

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What Is an ICO? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

What Is an ICO?

An Initial Coin Offering, also commonly referred to as an ICO, is a fundraising mechanism in which new projects sell their underlying crypto tokens in exchange for bitcoin and ether. Its somewhat similar to an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in which investors purchase shares of a company.

ICOs are a relatively new phenomenon but have quickly become a dominant topic of discussion within the blockchain community. Many view ICO projects as unregulated securities that allow founders to raise an unjustified amount of capital, while others argue it is an innovation in the traditional venture-funding model. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently reached a decision regarding the status of tokens issued in the infamous DAO ICO which has forced many projects and investors to re-examine the funding models of many ICOs. The most important criteria to consider is whether or not the token passes the Howey test. If it does, it must be treated as a security and is subject to certain restrictions imposed by the SEC.

ICOs are easy to structure because of technologies like the ERC20 Token Standard, which abstracts a lot of the development process necessary to create a new cryptographic asset. Most ICOs work by having investors send funds (usually bitcoin or ether) to a smart contract that stores the funds and distributes an equivalent value in the new token at a later point in time.

There are few, if any, restrictions on who can participate in an ICO, assuming that the token is not, in fact, a security. And since youre taking money from a global pool of investors, the sums raised in ICOs can be astronomical. A fundamental issue with ICOs is the fact that most of them raise money pre-product. This makes the investment extremely speculative and risky. The counter argument is that this fundraising style is particularly useful (even necessary) in order to incentivize protocol development.

Before we get into a discussion over the merits of ICOs, it is important to have some historical context for how the trend started.

History of ICOs

Several projects used a crowdsale model to try and fund their development work in 2013. Ripple pre-mined 1 billion XRP tokens and sold them to willing investors in exchange for fiat currencies or bitcoin. Ethereum raised a little over $18 million in early 2014 the largest ICO ever completed...


Bitcoin and Taxes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin taxes 101

Tax season can be confusing enough with complicated rules about what types of income are taxable and which are not; what can be written off and what cant; and which assets need to be listed and which do not. Add to that the confusion around digital currency and its status in the eyes of governments, and there are bound to be questions about how Bitcoin relates to taxes.

In the United States, for example, taxable income encompasses anything received as payment for goods and services. There is no reason that this would exclude payment in bitcoin. Bitcoin received from another person in the exchange counts as gross income, which is subject to income tax. Bitcoin earned through trade or by running a bitcoin exchange could fall under the capital gains category, like gold, and will be taxed. Bitcoins that are mined are counted as income received from the act of mining and are taxable with the expenses accrued (such as computing power) being deductible. When miners sell their bitcoins, they are taxed on any increase to the value of the bitcoins between when they were mined and when they were sold.

The Internal Revenue Service of the U.S. drafted a 2014 notice on virtual currency providing some guidance on its views of bitcoin as capital assets that are subject to taxes. However, users will have to look into the tax requirements for whichever country they are paying taxes in and sort out how their home countries classify cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.

To prepare for tax season, its important that bitcoin holders make a note of how much the digital asset is worth in relation to their local fiat currency. It is also advised to keep a detailed Bitcoin expense report and record the value of bitcoin when it was spent, in case any of these expenses can be written off.

Hiring an experienced accountant is a great way to ensure your Bitcoin-related tax filings are accurate. Several services exist to help users figure out how to pay their Bitcoin taxes, including CoinReporting and Bitcoin Taxes.

While nobody is promising that it will be fun, accurately recording and reporting Bitcoin income is a crucial aspect of the digital currency economy.

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A Flycatcher on a Cucumber Bush, Ohara Koson, ca. 1910 "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

A Flycatcher on a Cucumber Bush, Ohara Koson, ca. 1910


Corky DeRoeck Named Publisher of Escanaba Daily Press "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

The Escanaba Daily Press welcomes Corky DeRoeck as its new publisher. DeRoeck replaces former publisher Dan McDonald, who took a position within the company as the publisher of the Minot Daily News in Minot, N.D., earlier this month.

Despite the change in leadership, Daily Press readers are unlikely to see any major changes to their newspaper.


Marketing vs. Reality: 10 Memory Cards Tested for Real-World Speed "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

High-speed memory cards can be pricey, so you want to know that youre getting the performance that you are paying for before you lay down the cash. This 8-minute video from Toms Tech Time compares 10 microSD cards for their read/write performance, and the results show that the numbers used in marketing cannot always be trusted.

For the test, Tom David Frey chose 10 of the highest-specced microSD cards on the market, all with similar advertised speeds. All cards are speed class 10 and UHS class 3, which guarantees an absolute minimum write speed of 30MB/s.

The write speed is the most important for photography and video use, as it determines how much data can be written to the card when shooting in burst mode, or filming in 4K for example.

The cards tested were from SanDisk, Transcend, Toshiba, Panasonic, Kingston, Verbatim, Patriot, Samsung, and Sony. The speeds used in marketing material are shown below (with the exception of the Panasonic card, which had no speeds listed):

To test the cards Frey used a Transcend USB3.0 card reader and ran speed tests with various programs, averaging the results. He also copied a 4GB video file from his computer to each of the cards, timing it to create a real-world write speed test.

The results were mixed, with some cards exceeding their advertised write speeds, but none of them getting close to the maximum speeds advertised on the hardware that Frey used.

The results are below:

Note that a possible limiting factor could be the card reader used here, as Frey only tests with the one reader. However, this should at least make you aware that the numbers written in marketing material dont necessarily hold much weight, and its important to test that your memory cards meet your expectations.

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The Necessity of a Moral Revolution "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Were embarking on a revolutionary era, an era that promises to be more radical even than the 1930s. No society of overwhelming decadence and moral rot, luxuriantly productive of elite human fungi whose function is but to drain the vitality of the whole, is destined to last very long. No society that can throw up a bewigged slug as its leader has much of a future. As it parasitizes itself to death, new social forms are bound to sprout in abundance (through the energy of activists and organizers).

The core of the protracted revolution, of course, is to create new institutions, ultimately new relations of production. Every revolution is essentially a matter of changing social structures; the goal of transforming ideologies makes sense only as facilitating institutional change. Nevertheless, to spread new ways of thinking, new values, can indeed serve as an effective midwife of revolution, and thus is a task worth undertaking.

The fundamental moral transition that has to occur (in order, for example, to save humanity from collective suicide) is from a kind of nefarious egoism to a beneficent communism. This is the ideological core of the coming social changes, this shift from individualistic greedGain wealth, forgetting all but selfto collective solidarity. We have to stop seeing the world through the distorted lens of the private capitalist self, the self whose raison dtre is to accumulate private property, private experiences, private resentments, finally private neuroses, and instead see the world as what it is, a vast community stretching through time and space. Such a change of vision might facilitate the necessary institutional changeswhich themselves, later, will naturally engender and instill this communist-type vision.

The very notion of private property, of this is mine, and I alone earned it, has to be recognized as a form of moral idiocy or insanity. Here, I would do better to quote the old anarchist Kropotkin than to offer my own formulations, which would pale beside his. In his classic The Conquest of Bread, Kropotkin explained just how stupid is the idea of entitlement to a private piece of property (as though no one else deserves it):

Take a civilized country. The forests which once covered it have been cleared, the marshes drained, the climate improved. It has been made habitable. The soil, which bore formerly only....


Congressman Asks a Question About Weed and Accidentally Exposes Tyrannical Drug War "IndyWatch Feed Health"

drug war

By Matt Agorist

During a meeting with the ONDCP, a Republican congressman asked a question that set off a conversation exposing the tyrannical nature of the drug war.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) met with members of Congress this week to discuss multiple issues when a Republican congressman asked a question that would expose the states immoral and tyrannical war on drugs in an accidental stroke of logic.

Harold Watson Trey Gowdy III is a member of the Tea Party movement and the Republican Party and serves as a congressman from South Carolina. He is also the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. During the meeting with the ONDCP this week, Gowdy asked why marijuana was a schedule I drug.

Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse, the DEA claims. Given the mountains of evidence showing the beneficial nature of the cannabis plant, the DEAs claims are nothing short of asinine and tyrannical.


Luminous Glass Jellyfish Tables Dripping with Sinuous Tentacles "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Glass Jellyfish Tables Glass Sculpture Daniela Forti

Based in beautiful Tuscany, Italian artist Daniela Forti employs a unique glass-fusion technique to delicately craft luminous works of art. Referred to as sculpture installations, each piece showcases the artist's innovative methods and interest in light. While this inventive approach to the age-old process of glass-working is evident in her entire oeuvre, it is most beautifully apparent in her ongoing series of luminous glass jellyfish tables.

Each artistic piece of furniture captures the graceful fluidity and floating nature of the aquatic animals. Unlike the 4-legged construction of traditional tables, Forti's jellyfish tables employ a network of tangled tentacles as structural support. Seemingly dripping from the surface of the table, these tentacles elegantly combine everyday function with experimental arta key aspect of Forti's practice.

To create each unique work of art, Forti meticulously employs a unique method of glassworking that blends glass with crystal. Called glassfusion, this process culminates in the one-of-a-kind glass formations characteristic of Forti's jellyfish. Glass-fusion fundamentally means to construct new glass from a solid state, assembling various piece which, upon contact with heat varying from 800 to 850C, become so fluid as to profoundly meld themselves in an irreversible manner, she explains on her website. The cooling process is quite slow in order to permit total reorganization and the recuperation of the molecular stability that the materials possessed before being heated. It is this combination of creativity with unwavering patience that enables Forti to fabricate exquisite and ethereal works of art.

Italian artist Daniela Forti employs a unique glass-fusion process to create glass jellyfish tables that drip with elegance.

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Virtual Reality Ads are Still More Hype Than Reality "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Any medium is an advertising medium, so the industry is now waking up to the prospect of advertising in virtual reality.


Prototyping in JavaScript: its quirky, but heres how it works "IndyWatch Feed Education"

The following four lines are enough to confuse most JavaScript developers:

Object instanceof Function
instanceof Object
Function instanceof Object
Function instanceof Function

Prototype in JavaScript is one of the most mind-boggling concepts, but you cant avoid it. No matter how much you ignore it, you will encounter the prototype puzzle during your JavaScript life.

So lets face it head-on.

Starting with basics, there are following data types in JavaScript:

  1. undefined
  2. null
  3. number
  4. string
  5. boolean
  6. object

First five are primitive data types. These store a value of their type such as a boolean, and can be true or false.

The last object is a reference type which we can describe as a collection of key-value pairs (but it is much more).

In JavaScript, new objects are made using Object constructor function (or object literal {}) which provides generic methods like toString() and valueOf().

Functions in JavaScript are special objects which can be called. We make them and by using the Function constructor function (or function literal). The fact that these constructors are objects as well as function has always confused me, much in the same way the chicken-egg riddle confuses everyone.

Before starting with Prototypes, I want to clarify that there are two prototypes in JavaScript:

  1. prototype: This is a special object which is assigned as property of any function you make in JavaScript. Let me be clear here, it is already present for any function you make, but not mandatory for internal functions provided by JavaScript (and function returned by bind). This prototype is the same object that is pointed to by the [[Prototype]](see below) of the a newly created object from that function (using new keyword).
  2. [[Prototype]]: This is a somehow-hidden property on every object which is accessed by the running context if some property which is being read on the object is not available. This property simply is a reference to the prototype of the function from which the object was made. It can be accessed in script using special getter-setter (topic for another day) called __proto__. There are other new ways to access this prototype, but for sake of brevity, I will be referring to...


Radioactive plutonium and americium have been found in air samples during demolition of the highly contaminated Hanford nuclear reservation "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Radioactive plutonium and americium have been found in air samples collected where workers enter the secure area of the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington, state health officials said Tuesday.
The air samples were collected by the state Department of Health on June 8 at the Rattlesnake Barricade just off of public Highway 240.
That was the day workers at the Plutonium Finishing Plant were ordered to take cover indoors because of an airborne release of radioactive particles during demolition of the highly contaminated facility.
Department of Health officials at a Hanford Advisory Board committee meeting in Richland on Tuesday said analysis results for the air samples were received Monday.
The levels of contamination in the samples were very, very low, said John Martell, manager of the Radioactive Air Emissions Section of the Department of Health.
The level is interesting from a regulatory point of view, but is not a health risk to the public, said Mike Priddy, manager of the Environmental Sciences Section of the Department of Health.
Hanford employees were told in a Tuesday memo that the Department of Health considers that the amount detected is below levels that would be of concern for human health.
The Department of Energy and Department of Health are beginning an investigation and have not conclusively linked the airborne contamination to the Plutonium Finishing Plant incident, officials said.
We are taking it seriously, said Tom Teynor, Department of Energy project director for the Plutonium Finishing Plant.
The samples were collected in an area where officials were not expecting to find airborne contamination.
The Rattlesnake Barricade is at least three miles from the Plutonium Finishing Plant.


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Serena Williams Is Right: Childbirth Can Make You Feel Like A Real Woman "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Tennis star Serena Williams is expecting her first child this September and recently bared her belly on the cover of the Australian Stellar magazine. In the cover interview, she made some comments that triggered the angry womens brigade: I have so much respect for so many women [for giving birth], she said. I am about to be a real woman now, you know? Its going to be something incredibly impressive to go through.

You can already guess how upset equating childbirth and feminine achievement made some people. Cue the I havent had a baby, so youre saying Im a fake woman?! whiny social media complaints.

These complaints put the worst construction on the speakers motives, then attack it, rather than charitably construing Williams words. If one starts with the assumption that Williams is not a horrible...


Bitcoin Exchange Coincheck Unveils $450k Startup Investment Fund "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck is launching a new investment fund.



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Full Update | Benjamin Fulford -- August 7th 2017: Revolution to spread to Israel Japan and Middle East this autumn "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) Benjamin Fulford's report from August 7th, 2017 has been updated. Click here to read the full report. 

This post serves as a notice that the original has been updated. In the above link, scroll down to where it says:

[Below is the remaining portion of Fulford's update this week]

Furthermore, we are not seeing any jubilee or one time write off of debts. Nor are the seeing a redistribution of fraudulently obtained assets. This is especially clear in the case of the Lehman shock were documentary evidence proves the bloodline families created $23 trillion through fraud and used that money to buy up assets worldwide that had been turned into bargains by the financial collapse they had engineered. Why is that money not being confiscated?
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