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Wednesday, 21 February


Wanted: Semi-auto handgun recommendations "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

After much thought I have decided to trade in my Walther PK380. I no longer have faith in it. Yes, it works but after the safety issue plus it is real finicky on what ammo you feed through it, I realized I do not want to shoot it. I lost confidence that it would do the job when I needed it to. I am now debating do I get another 380 just different manufacture or go for a different gun all together.

The things I really liked about the Walther were:
Weight- very light
Size- compact and easily...

Wanted: Semi-auto handgun recommendations


The Beginners Guide to the GreenSock Animation Platform "IndyWatch Feed Education"

A primer to creating timeline based animations without knowing JavaScript


The GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP for short) is a powerful JavaScript library that enables front-end developers and designers to create robust timeline based animations. This allows for precise control for more involved animation sequences rather than the sometimes constraining keyframe and animation properties that CSS offers.

The best part about this library is that its lightweight and easy to use.

With GSAP, you can start creating engaging animations with little to no knowledge of JavaScript.

This guide will show how to set up and use GSAPs TweenMax feature and also dive into a bit of Club GreenSocks DrawSVG plugin. Each of the examples below has a corresponding CodePen link so you can follow along in another tab.

Getting Started

Before coding, we first need to add the GSAP library to our HTML file. To do this, you will need to grab the CDN link to the TweenMax library. You can find links to TweenMax and other GSAP CDNs here.

Note: CDN stands for Content Delivery Network. This means that instead of hosting the JavaScript files on your site, an outside source like CloudFlare can host them for you.

Once you have the CDN link, insert it in a  




Reactive programming and Observable sequences with RxJS in Node.js "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Dealing with asynchronous non-blocking processing has always been the norm in the JavaScript world, and now is becoming very popular in many other contexts. The benefits are clear: an efficient use of resources. But the benefits come at a cost: a non-trivial increase in complexity.

Over time, vendors and the open source community have tried to find ways to reduce such complexity without compromising the benefits.

Asynchronous processing started with callbacks, then came Promise and Future, async and await. Recently another kid has come to townReactiveX with its various language implementationsbringing the developers a new powerful tool, the Observable.

In this article, we want to show how Observables implemented by RxJs (the JavaScript embodiment of ReactiveX) can simplify code to be executed with Node.js, the popular server-side JavaScript non-blocking environment.

A simple use caseRead, Transform, Write, and Log

To make our reasoning concrete, lets start from a simple use case. Lets assume we need to read the files contained in Source Dir, transform their content and write the new transformed files in a Target Dir, while keeping a log of the files we have created.


Synchronous implementation

The synchronous implementation of this use case is pretty straightforward. In a sort of pseudo code representation, we could think of something like:

read the names of the files of Source Dir
for each file name
read the file
transform the content
write the new file in Target Dir
log the name of the new file
end for
console.log('I am done')

There is nothing special to comment here. We can just say that we are sure of the sequence of execution of each line and that we are sure that things will happen as described by the following flow of events. Each circle corresponds to the completion of an I/O operation.

The sequence of events in a synchronous world

What happens in an asynchronous non-blocking environment like Node.js

Node.js is an asynchronous non-blocking execution environment for JavaScript. Non-blocking means that Node.js does not wait for I/O or Network operations to complete before moving to the execution of the next line of code.

Processing one file



Bitcoin Price Soars Above $11,600 as Bulls Strengthen Positions "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post Bitcoin Price Soars Above $11,600 as Bulls Strengthen Positions appeared first on CCN

The cryptocurrency markets posted a minor advance on Tuesday, with gains concentrated among a small group of coins. The Bitcoin price and Litecoin price were the days headliners, while Ethereum and other top cryptocurrencies struggled to tread water. The cryptocurrency market cap briefly rose as high as $516.8 billion but has since receded to $507.9 Continued

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Book Review: Gingerbread Cookies & Gunshots by Leslie Meier "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

This novella was included in a three-story book focused on gingerbread that I received as a holiday present. I read Joanne Flukes books, which was the reason I got this one, but Im getting interested in Leslie Meiers Lucy Stone series as a result of this book, Gingerbread Cookies and Gunshots. I read the ~100 page story in a paperback before bed last night in about 45 minutes. Its a very quick read, a teaser to get fans interested in the larger series. Lucy Stone is a fun character and this was a nice break away from a cozy about murder. Instead, it focused on a kidnapping that ended with a murder. What a twist! Apart from the mystery, the really fun aspect is the interaction between Lucy and her family. She has a few older kids, middle/high school age kids and at least one grandchild from what I can tell so far. It takes place in Maine, but they spent time in Louisiana, too, I believe. Ive so much to learn It hits the spot as a fun read when you just need to escape from reality.



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Trump: I Hope Oprah Runs In 2020 So Her Racism Is Exposed "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

President Trump has slammed Oprah Winfrey saying he hopes she runs for President in 2020 so that everyone can see what a racist she really is.

Oprah Winfrey caused controversy earlier this month after a video surfaced in which the Hollywood elitist endorsed killing old white people in order to redress grievances within the African American community.

Addressing rumors that the liberal elitist was considering a presidential run, Trump commented that Oprah seemed very insecure whilst interviewing a panel of Michigan voters on CBSs 60 minutes, asking questions which were obviously biased and slanted. reports: Winfrey, made her debut as a 60 minutes correspondent last September, stoked rumors of a run for the White House during her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. de Mille award at the 2018 Golden Globes in front of 19 million people (a six-year viewership low).

For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up! Winfrey said. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon.



Open World: Jumpstart Your Creative Career with Makerversity "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Makerversity is a pioneering community of Maker businesses that's growing out of both London and Amsterdam.

Read more on MAKE

The post Open World: Jumpstart Your Creative Career with Makerversity appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.


Bitcoin Price Tops $11,600 Amid Keen South Korean Trading "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin prices passed $11,600 in the morning's session, seemingly buoyed by enthusiastic trading in South Korea.


Liberal Hypocrite Michael Moore Participated In RUSSIA-ORGANIZED Anti-Trump Rally "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

One of the biggest hypocrites to ever walk the face of the Earth, Michael Moore, participated in a Russia-organized anti-Trump rally. Liberals love to latch onto the Russia narrative, but they also like to leave out details surrounding their dalliances with the former Soviet Union.

Conveniently missing from most mainstream media news sources, isnt just information on the highly hypocritical and massive corruption of the Obama Administration and the Clintons in the Uranium One scandal. Prosecutors said Friday that the Russians indicted for meddling in the presidential campaign were also behind anti-Trump rallies that occurred after the election.

According to Fox News, the government alleged in an indictment signed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that the defendants organized a November 12, 2016 Trump is NOT my President rally in New York. Their strategic goal was to sow discord in the U.S. political system, the indictment said.

On November 12, 2016, M...

Liberal Hypocrite Michael Moore Participated In RUSSIA-ORGANIZED Anti-Trump Rally "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

One of the biggest hypocrites to ever walk the face of the Earth, Michael Moore, participated in a Russia-organized anti-Trump rally. Liberals love to latch onto the Russia narrative, but they also like to leave out details surrounding their dalliances with the former Soviet Union.

Conveniently missing from most mainstream media news sources, isnt just information on the highly hypocritical and massive corruption of the Obama Administration and the Clintons in the Uranium One scandal. Prosecutors said Friday that the Russians indicted for meddling in the presidential campaign were also behind anti-Trump rallies that occurred after the election.

According to Fox News, the government alleged in an indictment signed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that the defendants organized a November 12, 2016 Trump is NOT my President rally in New York. Their strategic goal was to sow discord in the U.S. political system, the indictment said.

On November 12, 2016, Moore tweeted from that very protest organized by Russians.  At todays Trump Tower protest. He wouldnt come down. He attached a picture of himself posing with a large number of protesters.

Tuesday, 20 February


365 Challenge: Day 340 Getaway "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Getaway: (a) an escape or quick departure, especially after committing a crime, or (b) a vacation [P.S. Ive committed no crimes Im aware of]


In a few weeks, there are two people who will have a birthday and are planning to go away for a long weekend as a way to celebrate. The original plan was to stay at Mohonk, an upstate NY estate, but its too expensive for a two-night stay without a ton of things to do in the area when we wouldnt have a car for that location. Instead, were currently researching a few places in New Hampshire and/or Vermont for mid-March. The plan is to fly one direction and take the train for the other direction. Wed rent a car for the weekend once we arrive in the destination. Ive been researching a few small towns to visit, but cant decide which might be the best for a charming bed and breakfast or hotel. The goal is to explore some lovely historic areas, mindlessly window shop, enjoy local foods, and relax. Were not looking to ski or skate, as thats a popular thing to do in the winter, on this trip. Its more a getaway to see a different part of the country in an area weve always wanted to visit. Weve also been watching re-runs of Newhart, which was set in that area, so perhaps thats why!

If youve got any recommendations for a few t...


In survival do we need computer related skills? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The scenario is that you're middle of town when SHTF real fast and every place is on lock down and only way to get in or out is by hacking computers or other devices... This scenario is in most recent games and I haven't seen that its been talked too much in real life scenario. So what I'm asking is do we need some kind of hacking skills to survive in city? In the countryside I don't think its viable option in most cases. Some places has keylocks and computer based locks and if we go even...

In survival do we need computer related skills?


South Korea to Support 'Normal' Crypto Trading, Says Finance Watchdog "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

South Korea's Financial Supervisory Service has reportedly said that the government will support "normal" cryptocurrency trading transactions.


Best Hawaii Vacation Rentals + When to Book Them "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

This post is written in partnership with HomeAway. All opinions are 100% my own. Photos courtesy of HomeAway.

Exciting news...we are planning a trip to Hawaii around Memorial Day!!! This will be our first time visiting the Aloha State, and we're super excited. We have 10 nights total, and we're still figuring out exactly where to spend if you have advice I am all ears! Kauai was top of our list, so that's where we're flying into--and it may be where we spend the whole time. But we're also considering trying to squeeze in one more island. Is that too ambitious with such a limited amount of time AND two kids under two? And if we stay on Kauai the whole time, should we split our time between the North Shore and South Shore, or stick to the North Shore for all 10 nights? I'm feeling anxious to book our vacation rentals ASAP before all the good ones get snatched up! I've spent a lot of time browsing HomeAway in the last week (I literally spent hours clicking through page after page of listings on the four main islands) so I thought I'd share the best Hawaii vacation rentals that I found. I hope this can be helpful for anyone else who's looking for a great place to stay! I tend to prefer vacation rentals over hotels, because you can usually find options that are so much more unique and affordable.


The oldest and most northern Hawaiian island, Kauai is home to lush and dramatic scenery, including the N Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon (the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific"), and gorgeous sandy beaches. We like exploring the outdoors, which was largely what drew us to Kauai (that, and we have several friends that have raved about it). I've also heard it's less crowded and more laidback than most of the other islands, which definitely appeals to us as well. Sounds like there isn't much nightlife, but we don't care about that (did I mention we'll have both of our babies with us?).

Relaxing jungle cottage. I love the minimal decor and of course, the views!  This vacation rental is on the North Shore close to Hanalei, where we definitely want to stay for at least part of our looks incredibly beautiful.

Best vacation rentals in Hawaii: this minimal jungle cottage in Kauai



Bitcoin Failed as a Currency So Far, Says Bank of England Governor "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post Bitcoin Failed as a Currency So Far, Says Bank of England Governor appeared first on CCN

Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney recently argued that bitcoin has, so far, failed to be a legitimate currency measured by standard benchmarks, as it neither a store of value nor a useful medium of exchange. While speaking at a private event at Londons Regents University, the central banker told students that bitcoin fails Continued

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Israel Confirms Cryptocurrency Will Be Taxed As Property, Not Currency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrencies will be taxed as property in Israel, Tax Authority confirms #NEWS


Japanese Crypto Exchanges Tap Star Power for Marketing Arms Race "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Japanese Crypto Exchanges Tap Star Power for Marketing Arms Race

Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges have been very active in advertising their services. Several exchanges including Bitflyer, DMM Bitcoin, Tech Bureaus Zaif and the hacked exchange Coincheck have been tapping into star power and launching TV commercials with original music.

Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten

Japanese Exchanges TV Commercials

Japanese Crypto Exchanges Tap Star Power for Marketing Arms RaceActress in Zaifs commercials.

Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges have been actively advertising their businesses. Last week, Tech Bureaus Zaif exchange joined Bitflyer, DMM Bitcoin, Bitrade, and Coincheck in tapping into Japans star power to promote its services.

According to CM Soken Consulting, a commercial researcher operated by Tokyo Kikaku Co, the presence of TV commercials by cryptocurrency exchanges has significantly increased in the past year, Japan Times reported. Between Dec. 20 to Jan. 19, TV ads by Coincheck and Bitflyer were aired 819 times in the...


Converting Temperature Fluctuations Into Electrical Power "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Thermoelectric devices, which can generate power when one side of the device is a different temperature from the other, have been the subject of much research in recent years. Now, a team at MIT has come up with a novel way to convert temperature fluctuations into electrical power. Instead of requiring two different temperature inputs at the same time, the new system takes advantage of the swings in ambient temperature that occur during the day-night cycle.


When and how should journals flag papers that dont quite meet retraction criteria? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Readers of Retraction Watch will be no strangers to the practice of issuing Expressions of Concern editorial notices from journals that indicate a papers results may not be valid. While a good idea in theory so readers can be aware of potential issues while an investigation is underway in practice, its a []


Schizophrenia Patients Calmed by Video Game "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From BBC: In a recent study, patients diagnosed with schizophrenia were able to reduce the power of their hallucinations by playing a video game.

All 12 patients in the study experienced nasty and threatening verbal hallucinations every day a common symptom of schizophrenia.

To try to control their symptoms, they were asked to play a video game while in an MRI scanner, using their own mental strategies to move a computerised rocket and in doing so they were able to turn down the volume on the external voices they heard as well.

Dr Natasza Orlov, from Kings College London, said: The patients know when the voices are about to start they can feel it, so we want them to immediately put this aid into effect to lessen them, or stop the voices completely.

She said all the patients in the study, who each had four turns in the MRI scanner, found that their voices became less external and more internal, making them less stressful. They were also better able to cope with them.



The Doctors Encouraging People of Color to Join Their Ranks "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From STAT: A group of doctors, dentists, and other healthcare professionals have started a traveling program called Tour for Diversity that goes all over the country to encourage young people of color to pursue careers in healthcare. Here, some of the Tour for Diversity leaders speak about the obstacles they have faced in their careers due to racism.



Best of: Frau Koma Returns After Another American Mass Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Note: Yes. Again. Part 1, Demon Seed Read Part 2 and Part 3. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life...


It Is Unlikely That Politics Is Absent From Your Clinical Practice "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In this interview for Psychoanalza dnes, Dr. Adrienne Harris speaks about the connection between psychoanalysis and politics. Contrary to the classic notion that psychoanalysts must remain neutral, Harris argues that psychoanalysts can both influence politics in the public sphere and be influenced by politics in clinical practice.

Well, that classic notion of anonymity and neutrality has been enormously excavated and thought about in recent years. I think to be anonymous and neutral really are unreal expectations of how a psychoanalytic process works. There are two people in the room. There are roles. Theres a frame. There is a setting. There are all kinds of procedures. But within it, there are two people, each one with an unconscious. And so, how these unconsciouses are interwoven is very complicated. I doubt that neutrality is very often what one feels doing clinical work. You are trying to be reflective. So what you can and must be is to be reflective, thoughtful. It doesnt mean you act out as an analyst. It doesnt mean that you tell your patients everything about yourself. But its unlikely that youre exactly anonymous. After all, your office is somewhere, in some city. And that office is likely to be already signified by class, by neighborhood, how its furnished. So the materiality of the office already undermines anonymity and neutrality. In this way Im a Ferenczian and Ferenczi talked about psychoanalysis as the dialogue of two unconciousnesses. The analyst is there to frame and be responsible for the setting and to listen. But listening is unlikely to be neutral in the sense of indifferent. So that you can be a very careful analyst, you can be thoughtful, you can try to give the patient endless space to talk and to manifest things. You can do the work of analysis. But I dont think that anonymity and neutrality are very adequate descriptions of the complexity of the analytic process. So its not that you proselytize and do your politics in the clinical situation. But its unlikely that your politics is completely absent from the situation. It is unlikely that analyst would be neutral in the sense that they would think nothing about issues like gender.

Psychoanalysts have feelings about gender and sexuality, different forms of sexuality etc. So we have to figure out a better word than neutrality for creating an atmosphere in which it can be possible to think things that are usually unthinkable. Whether theyre about identity or about political life or about meaning or about cruelty. So, I think the task of the analyst is to create an environment in which things that are often unspeakable and unthinkable can be thought and spoken. So you have to create freedom in the room. If youre too invasive as the analyst, you will spoil it. I...


Researchers Question Findings of Some Correlational Studies "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A new study has found that correlational studies may not use strict enough rejection criteria. This may mean that these studies make it too easy for researchers to conclude that their causal hypothesis is correct, despite the possibility of alternate explanations.

The study, just published in American Psychologist, was led by Drew Bailey at the University of California, Irvine. Bailey and his colleagues examined studies of childrens skill developmentlong-term studies that purport to demonstrate that children who are taught particular skills in school have a range of better outcomes in adolescence and adulthood. Bailey and the other researchers are critical of this research, suggesting that a number of alternative explanations might account for the findings.

In order to be considered valid scientific evidence, a study must be sufficiently risky. For a researchers conclusion to be accepted, it must be highly unlikely that the finding could be due to alternate explanations or due to chance. In statistics, researchers report the likelihood of their finding being due to other factors, which should be less than 5% (or 1% in stricter studies).

However, if researchers can find an alternate explanation that is just as likely to be true, the studys conclusion must be rejected. Thus, studies must be risky enough to sufficiently reduce the possibility of these alternate explanations.

Researchers may believe that they have sufficiently accounted for alternative explanations. After all, any well-conducted study will report on such potential confounders as socioeconomic status, cognitive ability, and pre-study variables. However, it is difficult to account for every possible variable in a study that follows the real-life experiences of people outside the lab.

Additionally, researchers often state that their correlational evidence does not constitute causal evidence. However, if researchers discuss the policy implications of their work, causality is implied. One would not advocate for a skill-building intervention, for instance, if one did not believe it could cause improved outcomes. Thus, according to Bailey, it is often disingenuous for researchers to claim that their conclusions do not imply causality.

The current study enabled Bailey and the other researchers to examine the findings from skill development lit...


Wyoming House Approves Utility Token Securities Exemptions Bill "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Wyoming House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill exempting some utility tokens from securities regulations.


American Education Becomes Special Education "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Anne Dachel This Week, Feb 11-17 We have more shocking stories that testify to whats happening to our children. Schools are now focused on behavior/trauma/mental health issues. Theyre trying to explain all this as the result of bad parenting/social...


Israel Tax Authority: Bitcoin is Property, Not Currency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Israel Tax Authority: Bitcoin is Property, Not Currency

Israel Tax Authority issued a professional circular on February 19 (4 Adar 5768), clarifying the countrys tax policy on cryptocurrencies in general and bitcoin in particular. Bitcoin and its like are discussed in whats referred to as a final circular on crypto and value-added tax (VAT) along with capital gains.

Also read: Switzerland Enacts ICO Guidelines

Israel VAT Good News on Crypto

The Tax Authoritys position, which was expressed in the past, is [bitcoin is] a property, not a currency, the Israeli agency clarified upfront. Israel is the economic jewel of Southwest Asia, routinely ranking alongside countries many multiples its size in terms of innovation and output. Punching above its weight in cryptocurrency as well, the country has grappled with bitcoin since at least 2013 i...


South Korea Govt Will Support Cryptocurrency Transactions: Financial Regulator "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post South Korea Govt Will Support Cryptocurrency Transactions: Financial Regulator appeared first on CCN

The head of South Koreas financial regulator and watchdog has now confirmed the government will support cryptocurrency trading while encouraging banks to facilitate transactions with exchanges, effectively killing any fears of a rumored ban. In noteworthy remarks made today, South Koreas Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) chief Choe Heung-sik said the government will back the cryptocurrency Continued

The post South Korea Govt Will Support Cryptocurrency Transactions: Financial Regulator appeared first on CCN


S. Korean Govt Official In Charge Of Crypto Regulations Found Dead Of Heart Attack "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

South Korean official working on developing cryptocurrency regulations was found dead of a suspected heart attack #NEWS


McDonald's, But Not Your Child's Elementary School, Removes Chocolate Milk From Their Menu "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Not sure if you caught this news release last week. It detailed McDonald's announcement that they'll be overhauling their standard Happy Meal offering in a bid to, "support families".

Part of that "support" (I'll come back to the word, I promise), is ensuring,
"at least 50 percent or more of the Happy Meals listed on menus (restaurant menu boards, primary ordering screen of kiosks and owned mobile ordering applications) in each market will meet McDonald's new Global Happy Meal Nutrition Criteria of less than or equal to 600 calories; 10 percent of calories from saturated fat; 650mg sodium; and 10 percent of calories from added sugar"
And to meet those goals cheeseburgers will only be available by special request, a kids; fry size (smaller than current small) will be developed, bottled water will be a featured beverage option, and chocolate milk will only be available by special request.

Though I'm certainly happy that McDonald's Happy Meals will generally be lower in calories and sugar, here's the rub. While the rollout of this initiative speaks to health, corporations never make changes that they think will hurt their bottom lines. This is not an indictment - corporations aren't social service organizations - their goals are profit driven, and McDonald's are no exception as evidenced by their press release's first line?
"Today, McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) announced an expanded commitment to families, supporting the company's long-term global growth plan by leveraging its reach to impact children's meals"
They hope that these changes will bring in more families more often for more meals at McDonald's, which is good for their investors, but probably not so much so for public health, even without chocolate milk.

But you know which organization's goals aren't profit driven? Your children's elementary schools', yet their chocolate milk programs continue with no end in sight, and not just for a sometimes treat, but daily. If you wouldn't serve kids who didn't eat fruit, daily pie, you might want to rethink their daily chocolate milk.

Motivation aside, it's odd to see McDonald's being more proactive tha...


PR: Hamster Marketplace Presents First Blockchain Platform to Sell Innovative Electronics "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hamster Marketplace for Electronics

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. does not endorse nor support this product/service. is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

The launch of the ICO for Hamster Marketplace, the first decentralized retail platform offering gadgets and niche electronics. The project was created to directly connect small manufacturers of exclusive electronics with their target audience and to solve the central problems of retail: excess middlemen, high markups, and limited choices.

The dominance of major networks has led to a dissonance in online retail. The lions share of the market is currently concentrated in the hands of the giant retailers, who offer buyers a limited array of products. Individual manufacturers have no chance of breaking out onto the major sales platforms: its hard for them to compete with large suppliers and look-alike cheap products, and buyers are, in effect, deprived of choices.

Hamster Marketplace will help all talented manufacturers show off their products to an audience of a million strong that can appropriately value their inventions. Buyers will be able to find goods not available on other platforms and buy them at the manufacturers price. The retail platform will be managed by the vendors themselves, which will significantly decrease costs. What we will have here is a new open market free of middlemen and low-quality copycats.

Many promising and ambitious electronics projects get stuck on the same step, the one that requires scaling business and production, says CEO Denis Bulavin. In a way, the developers find themselves between Kickstarter and Amazon: they can conduct a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign, distribute the first batch, and still not find a permanent path to their buyers. Hamster Marketplace gives each manufacturer the opportunity to...


Keeping it Classy: Vaping Has Become More Than Just a Trend "IndyWatch Feed Food"

Vaping is becoming much more accepted and popular all around the world, and some even consider it a lifestyle. E-cigarettes dont take up that much space at all, which means you can carry them around with practically zero effort or extra accommodations. And best of all, most people really like the way they look, effectively


Venezuela's 'Petro' Token Launches in Pre-Sale "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Venezuela's government has reportedly launched the pre-sale of its controversial "petro" cryptocurrency, saying 82.4 million tokens are now available.


A state of emergency is declared in many parts of New Zealand as Cyclone Gita makes landfall and divides into two storms! "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"


Situation Update

As Cyclone Gita approaches the country central New Zealand is bracing for heavy rain and high winds.
Dozens of schools and some roads have already been closed on the West Coast and Nelson today. Westland District Council Emergency Operations Centre activated this morning at 11am.
Grey District has followed Buller and Christchurch in declaring a state of emergency.
Grey District Council says the move is a precaution at this stage as the predicted weather is showing the worst is still to come.
State Highway Six is closed from Hokitika to Franz Josef, with an update due at 9 am tomorrow Morning.
The storm is expected to intensity from 6pm and last for at least 12 hours with the wind intensity significant from 4pm through to 10pm. Gale force southeast winds are currently hitting South Westland especially Hari Hari and Whataroa.
Rainfall totals are expected to be in the range of 90mm to 120mm.

A state of emergency is declared in many parts of New Zealand as Cyclone Gita makes landfall and incredibly is set to split into two storms later today.
Serious wind damage and flooding are expected as the South Island will become sandwiched by the two storms after dark.
According to The New Zealand Herald, the ex-tropical cyclone is causing flooding, with winds up to 140km/h and waves up to 7m
A state of emergency declared in Christchurch, Buller District, Grey District, Selwyn, Westland, Tasman and Taranaki
Heavy rain and strong wind warnings are in place for most of central New Zealand including Wellington, Whanganui, Taranaki, Nelson, Buller, Marlborough (including Kaikoura Coast), Westland and the Canterbury high country
Flights and trains have been cancelled, and SH1, north and south of Kaikoura, is closed.
Despite Gita no longer being the monster it was when it left a trail of destruction from American Samoa to Tonga last week, damage and flooding remain concerns across New Zealand.
Gita will still be a powerful storm as it blasts into New Zealand through Tuesday night, local time, AccuWeather Meteorologist Jake Sojda said.
The winds may be strong enough to cause tree damage and some power outages.
Rough seas will also get stirred up, creating dangerous conditi...


Can Default SegWit Support Make Bitcoin Price Rise Even Higher? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin is undergoing some big changes as we speak. In the latest client update, SegWit becomes enabled by default. It is a big step forward to improving the scalability of this cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Boosting SegWit Adoption

Quite some time ago, the Bitcoin network was slated to receive a scaling update. Known as Segregated Witness, the solution was not to everyones liking. It ended up splitting the Bitcoin community into two separate camps altogether. As such, the use of SegWit has always remained abysmal. The people who did not agree with SegWit eventually hard forked Bitcoin to create Bitcoin Cash. That altcoin uses a direct block size increase to improve overall transaction throughput.

Increasing SegWit adoption has not been easy since that split, though. Roughly 12% of all network transactions make use of this scaling solution. A lot of service providers have struggled to integrate Segregated Witness into their existing code. It now seems that struggle will finally come to an end.

With the latest 0.16 Bitcoin Core client, SegWit support is enabled by default. The user wallet interface allows anyone to use this scaling solution without tinkering or advanced knowledge. Making this scaling solution more approachable has been a battle of its own kind over the past few months.  If enough users upgrade to the new client, we may finally see things improve for the Bitcoin network as a whole.

The Rising Bitcoin Price

For service providers, this upgrade will be considered to be a welcome change. Although this is a user-oriented SegWit solution first and foremost, exchanges and wallet providers will benefit from it as well. More specifically, the integration of this scaling solution may go a lot smoother. It will take some time until SegWit becomes the default solution on the Bitcoin network.  

This news comes at an interesting time for Bitcoin. After a slump during the first six weeks of 2018, the ...


Five New Cryptocurrencies to Diversify Your Portfolio in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

With more than 1500 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap, you have a really wide range of coins to diversify your investments. Some of the coins are on the market for a long time and still have a major potential for growth. For instance, Ethereum has gained about 300 000% in value since the ICO in 2014, and some experts predict it will overcome Bitcoin as the main cryptocurrency in future. Other coins were generally unknown until recently but attracted great attention as the fastest-growing cryptocurrencies of 2017 and beyond. Ripple (XRP), Tron, and NEO are some of the most obvious examples. In this writing, wed like to focus on new and lesser-known coins that are relatively inexpensive for now and have potential to pump in 2018 due to strong projects, teams, and/or communities behind them.

Crypterium (CRPT)

Crypterium is not the first crypto banking project out there, but it stands out as one of the top 50 most promising fintech companies, according to Financial IT and is backed by Keith Teare, co-founder of TechCrunch. The project team aims to create a global blockchain-based ecosystem where every transaction will be controlled with an easy-to-use e-wallet. Its like having your bank in your pocket with immediate access to transfers, loans, and most importantly, instant contactless payments in crypto or fiat currency with no need for exchanges. It is also expected to be absolutely free for users, while commissions for merchants are set at 0,5%.

Coinlancer (CL)

The blockchain-based online freelancing market addresses plenty of current issues faced by freelancers and their clients, from delayed or failed payments to unreasonable account suspensions. Using blockchain, smart contracts, and digital signatures, Coinlancer has it all to make the freelancing market safe and trusted. The Coinlancer coin will be used for all the payments on the platform. Its potential market cap is limited and cant be compared to the prospects of major cryptocurrencies, but the practical use case is clear and anticipated enough to make the coin a success.

DMarket Coin (DMC)

Cosmetic items from certain video games can be bought or sold on Steam or other platforms, but DMarket plans to turn the ill-organized trading into a new cluster of the global economy. The blockchain-based marketplace makes it possible for gamers to prove ownership of in-game items and buy, sell, or exchange them in one click without any risk of fraud.

DMarket has ambitions to integrate plenty of different virtual universes into a global market, and the agreement with several important video game publishers is already in place. The full launch...


Exploring the what and the why of Redux "IndyWatch Feed Education"

What in the world is Redux and why do I need it?

I asked myself this question when I started learning how to build single page apps (SPA) to include rich interaction on my apps. SPA has the ability to re-render different parts of the UI without requiring server round-trip.

This is achieved by separating the different data, which represent the state of the application, from the presentation of these data.

The view layer renders a representation of these data to the UI. A view can be made up of different components. As an example, consider an online store with a product listing page. The page could contain components that represent the different products and their prices, a visual count of the total items in the cart, and a component to suggest similar products to the purchased items.

The model layer contains data to be rendered by the view layer. Each component in the view are independent of each other, each rendering a predictable set of UI elements for the given data, but multiple components can share the same data. When there is a change in the model, the view re-renders and updates the component affected by the model update.

The Problem

The application state can be stored in random objects in-memory. Its also possible to keep some state in the DOM.

But having the state scattered around can easily lead to unmanageable code. It gets hard to debug. If multiple views or components share similar data, its possible to have that data stored in a different memory location, and the view components will not be in sync with each other.

With a separation of views from models, data gets passed from the model to the view. If there are changes based on user interactions, this will update the model and this model update could possibly trigger an update to another model and also update another view component which can also trigger an update to a model.

One of the known issues with this unpredictable flow of data was the notification bug on Facebook. When youre logged in to Facebook, you see a notification for new messages. When you read it, the notification clears. After some interactions on the site, the notification comes up again, then you check and there are no new messages and the notification clears. When you interact more with the app, the notification comes back again and this goes on in a cycle.

The Aim

It is easy to add complexity to the code if the state isnt managed properly. Therefore, it is better to have one place where the data lives, particularly when the same data has to be shown in multiple places in the view. W...


Kraken Reinstates Delisted Currency Pairs and Advanced Order Types "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrency exchanges are constantly evolving. Kraken, one of the worlds leading cryptocurrency trading platforms, introduced some new big changes. Advanced orders and 10 different currency pairs have been added to the platform overnight.

Advanced Orders On Kraken

Kraken has been working hard to improve its overall user experience. Earlier this year, the firm made necessary infrastructure upgrades. Delayed orders and exponential growth forced the company to make that decision. Ever since that time, the platform has not offered any advanced order types. Nor did they enable all of the previous trading pairs either.

That situation has now been rectified to a certain extent as Kraken has introduced advanced orders once again. Users can now select from Stop Loss and Take Profit options. Both order types trigger off of the traded price at that given moment. Setting up an advanced order is done through the web-based trading portal and selecting the right order from the Type field.

Users who rely on the regular platform can create Advanced Orders through the designated menu. Both Stop Loss and Take Profit options are available from the Order Type drop-down menu. This feature has always been popular among traders and it is now accessible once again. With the Kraken trading engine getting a healthy update a few weeks ago, these order types should now complete more smoothly.

Reinstating Trading Pairs

Additionally, the exchange added ten new trading markets. All of these pairs are related to fiat currency pairs to increase overall market liquidity. Bitcoin has not received any new trading pairs, nor is it needed. Instead, Kraken re-added the delisted trading pairs, including a JPY market for XRP and EOSs USD and EUR pairs. Neither Dash nor Monero has received new trading pairs, as they were unaffected during the recent delisting of specific markets.

There is one new addition to this list as well. Kraken users can now trade between ZCash and the Japanese Yen. This latest addition is rather surprising. At the same time, Japan has shown a keen interest in cryptocurrency ever since the governmen...


Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at His Home in South Korea "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at His Home in South Korea

South Korea has been a leading market for bitcoin over the last year or so in terms of adoption, trading volumes, and regulatory response. Now one of the top figures in the government associated with regulating cryptocurrency has passed away, with stress suspected to be a contributing cause.

Also Read: Polish Financial Authorities Paid Youtuber to Smear Cryptocurrency

South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulator

Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at His Home in South KoreaJung Ki-joon, Head of the Economic Policy Coordination Office for the South Korean Government, has been found dead in his apartment in Seoul on Sunday morning. According to local reports he most likely passed away on Saturday night before his body was found by his family in the morning.

The officials death is considered to be a shocking development in Korea as the man was only 52 years old...


Three Simple Ways to Enhance Mental Health Resilience "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Rob Whitley, Ph.D.; Psychology Today

Cultivating resilience can lead to greater confidence, autonomy and mastery.

There is a consensus among professionals that mental health is a positive state where an individual is flourishing, thriving and meeting their full potential in life. There are many cognate terms for mental health including subjective well-being, quality of life or simply happiness.

Another term commonly used in relation to positive mental health is resilience. This phrase is actually borrowed from engineering, where it refers to the ability of a physical material to withhold external stress. A resilient material thus has hardiness, flexibility and strength.

What is Mental Health Resilience?

In psychiatry, the phrase is used similarly, referring to the ability of an individual to handle stress and adversity. It is sometimes referred to as bouncing back and can be particularly important after people have experienced difficult circumstances such as losing a job, divorce or bereavement.

Research on resilience indicates that it is not a fixed attribute, but can change over time. Indeed, individuals can cultivate resilience, though this can require time and effort.

In fact, the road to resilience often involves pain and struggle, as does the mastery of any new life-skill. For example, learning to ride a bike often involves falls, cuts and bruises, but results in a new-found ability and autonomy. The same can be said for the resilience-enhancing strategies described below.
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Beware of the GandCrab ransomware "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Its not uncommon to see run-of-the-mill ransomware samples pop up these days. Most of the new ones are spinoffs of existing strains and variants of the notorious proof-of-concept code called Hidden Tear. The GandCrab ransomware discovered in late January is a completely different story, though. Not only is it an independently created infection, but it also introduces some novelty to this threat landscape. GandCrab has pioneered in using the Dash cryptocurrency for ransoms, and it is the first one whose Command and Control server is hosted on a top-level domain.

The pest under scrutiny is circulating in several ways. The initial wave of attacks involved two exploit kits, GrandSoft and RIG, which inject and execute the malicious binary when an unsuspecting user visits a hacked site. The main prerequisite to the success of this contamination vector is the presence of unpatched software on a targeted host, where known vulnerabilities get exploited behind the scenes.

A distribution campaign that surfaced somewhat later harnesses botnet-powered spam. The crooks have been sending out thousands of phishing emails that carry booby-trapped attachments on board. These malicious files pretend to be receipts or invoices and, once opened, launch a surreptitious script that deposits the infection onto the computer.

Just like the average ransom Trojan, GandCrab then scours the breached machine for personal data. It peeks inside local drive volumes, network drives, and removable media. Everything found is subject to encryption with RSA, an asymmetric cipher using a public-private key pair. The RSA private key is kept by the attackers who attempt to sell it to the victim along with decryption software at a later stage of the onslaught. The perpetrating program also appends hostage files with the .GDCB string.

The black hats demands boil down to a payment of 1.54 Dash, which is worth about 1,200 USD. Doing so is a slippery slope, because the crooks may never provide the necessary recovery details. Therefore, users should first try to restore the data from backup, if any, or use professional recovery software to sort things out.


Turning Down the Volume of the External World "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Victoria Fann; Wake Up World

There are constant distractions in our daily lives that pull our attention here and there. Some invite us to engage, others invite us to escape, while still others invite us to react. This is the reason that throughout history many on the spiritual path isolated themselves in monasteries or became hermits far away from other people: the worldly life is extremely loud.

It is so loud, in fact, it takes conscious effort to hear the still, small voice within. This inner voice is the primary way we can hear the Divine, which can also be referred to as the Muse, intuition, Source, etc. It is our connection to ALL THAT IS, and when we cannot hear it, we can easily become lost, confused and overwhelmed.

But we cant all run away to monasteries and caves high in the mountains. How then can we get quiet enough to really listen to the inner guidance that is always there?

At first glance, it seems as though the answer is to simply get quiet, or better yet, get quiet and meditate. However, what do you think happens when we do that? All the voices, chatter and noise that was out in the world follows us into that quiet space. These voices, are also always with us, and they cleverly compete for our attention, hooking onto potent emotions to up the ante so that we believe that the thought is important.

These voices are often even louder than the ones that we encounter in the external world. They also do their best to drown out the one pure voice of sanity that resides within.
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Hear a 19-Hour Playlist of Ludwig Wittgensteins Favorite Music: Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Yvette Guibert "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Among his many varied interestswhich, in addition to philosophy, included aeronautical engineering and architectureLudwig Wittgenstein was also a great lover of music. Given his well-deserved reputation for intellectual austerity, we might assume his musical tastes would tend toward minimalist composers of the early 20th century like fellow Austrian Arnold Schoenberg. The orderly serialism, of Schoenbergs atonal music does seem an obvious complement to Wittgensteins philosophy, writes Grant Chu Covell. Observers have wondered why the famously arrogant thinker who attempted to infuse philosophy with logic didnt find Schoenbergs 12-tone system attractive.

But indeed, he did notin fact, Wittgenstein despised almost all modern music and seemed to believe that nothing of value had been composed after the 19th centurys demise. While his philosophical work made as radical a break with the past as Schoenbergs theory, when it came to music, the philosopher was a strict traditionalist who liked to say that there were only six truly great composers: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Labor.

This last name will hardly be familiar to most readers. Labor, a blind organist and composer, was a close friend of the Wittgenstein family and a teacher of Ludwigs brother Paul (and of Schoenberg as well). Although he lived into the twentieth century, Labor mainly drew his influence from early music.

The extravagantly wealthy Wittgensteins were a musical familyboth Ludwigs older brothers became musicians. Wittgensteins parents and grandparents knew Brahms, adopted violinist Joseph Joachim, a distant cousin, into the family, and frequently hosted such luminaries as Gustav Mahler and Richard...

R3 Center to Train Next Generation of DLT Lawyers "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Distributed ledger software provider R3 has formed a blockchain education group designed to prepare lawyers for large-scale enterprise adoption.


Rural Russia Prepares to Attract Crypto Loans "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Rural Russia Prepares to Attract Crypto Loans

A proposal was presented at the Russian Expert Council for Non-Bank Credit Organizations to allow rural businesses in the country to receive crypto loans to attract funds from abroad. The chairman of the council, a State Duma member, is asking rural credit cooperatives to study and educate rural residents on cryptocurrency.

Also read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten

Proposal to Allow Crypto-Loans

Rural Russia Prepares to Attract Crypto LoansAlexei Lazutin.

At the meeting of the Expert Council for Non-Bank Credit Organizations, the chairman of the Council of the National Association of Pawn Shops, Alexei Lazutin, proposed allowing microcredit organizations to issue loans in cryptocurrency.

Citing that Today there are companies that...


three switches "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: three switches

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Urban Camouflage: Ohne Baugenehmigung errichtetes Huschen hinter Garagentor verstecken "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Was macht man, wenn man fr ein kleines Huschen auf dem Grundstck keine Baugenehmigung hat? Man entwickelt eine Urban Camouflage Strategie, um das Haus zu verstecken und hofft, dass das Bauamt und Google Street View es nicht entdecken. Couple tried to dupe planners by disguising secret house as garage The Telegraph (@Telegraph) 12. Februar 2018 Im englischen Leicester hat ein Prchen genau das gemacht und ihr illegal errichtetes Mini-Haus hinter einem Fake Garagentor versteckt und wurde erwischt. Gesehen bei Kraftfuttermischwerk

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Lets play Victorian Tinder will you swipe left or right on these 19th century matrimonial adverts? "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A collection of Victorian dating profiles from Tootsies Matrimonial Agency (1880s). All published in a weekly paper called Ally Slopers Half Holiday.

Weve got 21 ads for you to swipe left or right on as found by @DigiVictorian on Twitter.

Top of the page for mens ads scroll to number 11 for womens ads. Or read them all.

Are you wishing to meet a man?







Bankberfall auf ffentlichen Pltzen ohne Sitzgelegenheiten "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Die Initiative Platz Da macht Bankberflle auf ffentlichen Pltzen. Dafr stellen sie in bester Guerilla Benching Manier Sitzbnke in der Stadt auf, um die Aufenthaltsqualitt im ffentlichen Raum zu erhhen. Video und Bild: PlatzDa! ist hannovercyclechic / Youtube Screenshot Einer der Bankberflle fand letztes Jahr auf dem Marktplatz in Hannover-Linden statt, auf dem sich zuvor keine einzige Sitzgelegenheit befand. Vor kurzem hatten wir ber die Aktion Bankraub der Berliner TOY Crew berichtet, die BVG eigene Sthle am Bahnhof Kottbusser Tor installiert haben, nachdem die BVG zuvor die Sitzbnke abgebaut hatte.

Der Beitrag Bankberfall auf ffentlichen Pltzen ohne Sitzgelegenheiten erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.


Litecoin Cash Lifts Off on First Day of Trading "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

When forks occur, which is quite often in crypto land, the original one tends to have a good run up. This is largely due to the promise of free equivalent tokens from the new fork to holders of the original. Traders want to get in both for the price boost of the first coin, and the added bonus of free crypto, whatever it is worth at the time.

When Litecoin hard forked on Sunday at block 1371111 Litecoin Cash was born. There was a fair bit of controversy leading up to the blockchain split as LTC founder Charlie Lee called it a scam. His own coin however finally awoke from weeks of down trending jumping from $154 on February 13 by almost 58% to $243 where it currently trades a week later today. Renewed interest in LTC is likely come from the upcoming launch of LitePay which enables businesses and merchants to accept payments in Litecoin which is faster and cheaper to send than Bitcoin.

Litecoin Cash Lifts Off

Litecoin Cash landed on the Russian crypto exchange Yobit in the early hours of Monday 19 where it was valued at around $1.20 per token. Since then the price has gone skywards to a high of $9.28 representing an increase of over 675% in its first 24 hours trading. In the past 12 hours it has corrected a little back to around $7.6 where it currently trades. According to Yobit the 24 hour volume at the time of writing is over $4.2 million which is higher than Bytecoin, Rchain, Electroneum, Maker, and Decred, all of which are in the top 50 chart with a market capacity over $500k.

Since most major crypto exchanges did not support LCC it is unlikely that many LTC holders actually claimed their free tokens as the process was convoluted and involved opening multiple wallets and exporting private keys. LCC has also yet to be listed on the analytics websites such as Coinmarketcap and Livecoinwatch.

It is currently too early to tell whether this is an initial pump and dump or Litecoin Cash has any legs. Without more exposure on more exchanges it is not going to get the influx of traders that its big and disapproving brother has. There have also been a number of posts on social media throughout the day from users experiencing technical issues with LCC wallets. Good news for Charlie Lee and co but maybe not so for the cr...


17C American Women: Women in 17C Virginia "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

17C American Women: Women in 17C Virginia: This is the Virginia of the  Native Americans,  that British American colonial women would have found in the early years of the 1600s.   ...

Hand-colored illustration of Theodor de Bry's (1528-1598) engraved illustration of the Native American village of Secoton, which accompanied the text of Thomas Hariot's book of 1588 entitled A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia.


"Oh, Aisha!" "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

I drew this for International Draw Mohammad Day 2017 and put it on Instagram. Hundreds of people liked it! I only wish more people would have joined in and made a drawing of Islam's 'Perfect Example for All Muslims', but the vast majority of cartoonists and artists are simply too scared to do draw him, and who could blame them?

[Currently reading: 'Marked For Death' by the great and fearless Geert Wilders.]


Bitcoin Trading Guide for Beginners + Examples and Common Mistakes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post Bitcoin Trading Guide for Beginners + Examples and Common Mistakes appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

What are the five common mistakes of 90% of Bitcoin traders? How do I even start trading? How do I read all of these confusing price charts that I see online? Well, stick around Here on Bitcoin Whiteboard Tuesday, well answer these questions and more.     Bitcoin Trading Resource Section Chris Dunn Free [...]


Australian University Launches Nations First Open Blockchain Course "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Australian public research university RMIT is launching the countrys first dedicated online short course on blockchain technology, the underlying innovation behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. The emergence of blockchain as a disruptive, game-changing technology has spurred Melbourne-based RMIT University to offer Australias first online course on the sector. The 8-week program, titled Developing Blockchain Strategy, will Continued

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Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC/USD Surges above $40 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • Ethereum classic price surged higher this week and moved above the $40.00 resistance against the US dollar.
  • There is a connecting bullish trend line forming with support at $40.10 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair (Data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The pair may decline a few points in the short term, but it remains supported above $38.00.

Ethereum classic price is super bullish against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETC/USD climbed higher recently and broke the $38.00 and $40.00 resistance levels.

Ethereum Classic Price Upside Move

There were solid gains in ETC price during the past few days from the $30.00 swing low against the US dollar. The price traded higher and moved above the $35.00 and $40.00 resistance levels. It even moved above the $41.00 resistance and traded as high as $42.36. At the moment, the price is correcting lower and is trading below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $37.76 low to $42.36 high.

On the downside, there are many supports around the $40.00 level. There is also a connecting bullish trend line forming with support at $40.10 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair. The trend line support near $40.00 is a significant support. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $37.76 low to $42.36 high is also near $40.05. Therefore, if the price continues to move down, it could find support near $40.00. Any further declines below the $40.00 level could push the price towards the $38.00 support.

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC USD

On the upside, an initial resistance is around the $42.00 level. Above the mentioned $42.00 level, the price may break the last high at $42.36. The next major resistance above $42.36 is near the $44.00 level.

Hourly MACD The MACD for ETC/USD is placed heavily in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI The RSI for ETC/USD is currently near the overbought levels.

Major Support Level $40.00



Can Steven Seagals Celebrity Power Help Fund B-Rated ICO? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Action star and martial arts master Steven Seagals latest role has him playing the part of cryptocurrency spokesman but, can his combination of Hollywood magic and Akito moves save this lost cause?

Can This Ageing Action Star Kickstart Bitcoiins Success

Steven Seagal has weathered over three decades in one of the toughest business there is by sticking to a formula; save the girl, beat the bad guys, uncover the conspiracy, try and be cool while doing it.

His latest role as the spokesman for an ICO called Bitcoiin2Gen though may be his most difficult to sell. The token that invites speculation right off for its obvious play on Bitcoins name seems to have a number shortcomings.

From the basic problem that Bitcoiins white paper doesnt actually address a targeted problem the coin will solve to the fact that none of its initial backers names are cited on its homepage.

Data from ICAAN reveals that the company was originally started in 2015, is registered in Panama and has changed ownership around Jan. 8. None of this bodes well and then things getting even dodgier with their referral commission  Partner program.

The scheme which is literally diagrammed as a pyramid on their website shows the four levels of ICO investment. This has caused the ICO to be compared to Onecoin and Bitconnect both of which have been accused of running pyramid schemes.

To promote Bitcoiin B2G, a depositor who chooses to participate in one of our accredited Mining Programs, will earn commissions off their recruits earnings. Bitcoiin B2G is offering a 4-level commission structure, available to whoever joins the program and/or purchases Bitcoiin B2G during the ICO period.

Though Bitcoiin Gen2 looks pretty bad on all fronts celebrity endorsements are growing in the cryptocurrency world as tokens like Bitcoin and Etheruem prove to be profitable assets.

Cryptocurrencies Look To Celebrities

Perhaps most active in lending his celebrity to crypto-projects is Mr. Money; Floyd Mayweather Jr. In July 2017 he was the spokesman for stox.coms ICO and a month later came out for Hubli Network. Signed in September he was key in Centra raising $30 million for their ICO.

Pop singer Katy Perry boosted the reputation of cryptocurrency when she posted a photo of her fingernail...


How to Know If You Are A Sexual Empath "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Highly sensitive and in tune to the world around them, empaths are the healers sent to our world to bring happiness, healing and understanding to the population. Not only do they possess incredible emotional intelligence, maintaining a thorough grasp of their own emotions, but they also recognize and genuinely comprehend the feelings of those that are around them. This allows them to better connect with others, acting as a trustworthy friend, supportive listener and a source of great advice.

For those that live with this heightened sensitivity, relationships bring new and different challenges. Constantly connecting on a deep level with everyone that they meet, sex for an empath is always a deep, emotional and passionate experience. There is no such thing as casual sex, they are always making love. During this experience they pick up on the emotions, desires and needs of their partner, allowing them to meet their partners needs at a more primal and subconscious level.

As Judith Orloff, M.D., author of The Empaths Survival Guide explained, During lovemaking, energies combine. We can pick up both anxiety and joy from our sexual partner, and often get intuitions about his or her thoughts and feelings. Therefore, choose your partners wisely. Otherwise, during lovemaking, you can absorb toxic energy, stress or fear.

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For this reason, it is incredibly important to pay attention to the energies that your potential partner is carrying with them. While you may find someone to be attractive, be cautious before you allow the relationship to go too far. As an empath, you have been blessed with an incredibly strong and accurate intuition, dont discount the message that it is trying to relay to you. If your intuition is warning you of red flags, there is a very important and valid reason. Opening your heart to someone that doesnt deserve it is incredibly risky, exposing yourself to great hurt Le...


This head ripping prank is the funniest thing youll see today "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Ease your way into the day ahead with this comedy head ripping prank.

We laughed our head off.


Pewdiepie Pokes Fun at Youtubers Who Shilled Bitconnect "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Pewdiepie Pokes Fun at Youtubers Who Shilled Bitconnect

Pewdiepie may be late to the Bitconnect bashing party, but hes made up for it in a searing 15-minute sketch. Finally I can quit making Youtube videos, this is the answer BITCONEEEEEECT! the worlds most popular Youtuber cries to his 60 million subscribers. In How I Made My Millions! (and so can you), Pewdiepie also takes aim at the Youtubers who were responsible for promoting the cryptocurrency.

Also read: Bitconnect Shuts Down Its Exchange Citing a String of Excuses

Bitconnect Gets the Pewdiepie Treatment

Its a great meme, begins Pewdiepie, acknowledging Carlos Bitconnect scream that has been parodied and remixed countless times. Mocking Bitconnect has been fashionable for some time now, and as Pewdiepie concedes hes the last one to the meme. The sketch opens with a montage of various Youtubers who were pivotal in driving Bitconnects pyramid scheme. When the house of cards collapsed, the videos were hastily deleted but not before they had been saved and re-uploaded by users, because the internet never forgets.

The thing about cryptocurrency is everyones just shilling it for their own benefit so who can you really trust...


Jill Stein: Democrats Were The Real Meddlers In 2016 Election "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Jill Stein has accused the DNC and Hillary Clinton of rigging the 2016 election, claiming the Democrats were the real meddlers in American democracy. 

Speaking with MSNBC over the weekend, the 2016 Green Party candidate accused the media of focussing too much on the bogus Trump-Russia collusion narrative whilst ignoring the elephant in the living room the Democratic party.

Mediaite reports: Days after the Russian indictments were handed down, Jill Stein appeared on MSNBC today to downplay Russian interference by pointing to American interference in the election.

She told Alex Witt the idea there was this big Russian attempt to back her campaign to hurt Hillary Clinton is absurd, saying, This doesnt pass the laugh test.

She continued on to say there was other kinds of interference, like all the airtime the media gave Trump in 2016:

Yes, there was Russian interference, but remember, there was very compelling interference going on by way of media, by way of the DNCdid the DNC not rig the primary?

Watch the video:

The medias obsession with the Russia narrative has gotten to the point of embarrassing.

Sean Adl-Tabatabai


Regional Government in Russia to Test Blockchain Payments "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Russian development bank Vnesheconombank has partnered with Kaliningrad's regions government to pilot blockchain-based payment solutions.


Bitcoin Will Be Taxed as an Asset: Israel Tax Authority "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Israels official tax authority has confirmed that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin will be taxed as an asset with investors subject to capital gains tax. In an updated circular released on Monday, the Israel Tax Authority doubled down on its previous position of deeming cryptocurrencies as assets rather than currencies. The authority first issued an early official Continued

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Ripple Price Technical Analysis Can XRP/USD Break 100 SMA? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price is struggling to move higher and is currently trading below $1.0850 against the US dollar.
  • There is a major contracting triangle pattern forming with resistance at $1.0700 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from SimpleFx).
  • The pair has to move above $1.0700 and the 100 hourly simple moving average to move further higher.

Ripple price is slowly moving away from the bullish zone against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD must break above $1.0700 and the 100 hourly SMA to avoid further declines.

Ripple Price Upside Hurdle

There was no upside break above $1.12 in Ripple price during the past three sessions against the US Dollar. The price started a slow and steady downside move and traded below $1.10. It also traded below the $1.0750 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The last upside move not sustainable above the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the 1.1510 swing high to $1.0050 swing low.

There was no hourly close above the $1.10 level, which ignited a downside wave. At the moment, there is a major contracting triangle pattern forming with resistance at $1.0700 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The pair is approaching a short-term break either above $1.0700 or below $1.0400. On the upside, above $1.0700, the price could test the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the 1.1510 swing high to $1.0050 swing low at $1.0945. Above the mentioned $1.0945, the price may perhaps move above the $1.10 level.

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP USD

On the flip side, if the pair fails to move above the 100 hourly SMA, it could decline back towards $1.0200 in the near term.

Looking at the technical indicators:

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

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for XRP/USD has moved below the 50 level.

Major Support Level $1.0400

Major Re...


Blockchain Projects Come Together to Launch Ethereum Community Fund "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Projects building on the Ethereum network have announced plans to pool resources and collaborate. Cosmos, OmiseGO, Golem, Maker, Global Brain, and Raiden will together launch the Ethereum Community Fund with the goal of coordinating and strengthening development on the Ethereum network. The funds first move will be an Infrastructure Grant program, providing permanent financial support for development tackling Continued

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Sarnia looking to put water fluoridation on the next ballot "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Sarnians will get another kick at the fluoride can when a public meeting is held on Monday, Feb. 26.

The meeting is a necessary step for council to put the question on Octobers municipal election ballot.

Mayor Mike Bradley, who has long argued fluoridation is a question best put to the people, raised the issue last week.

The 5 p.m. public meeting at City Hall and an enabling bylaw are both required under the Municipal Elections Act. The deadline to add questions to the ballot is March 1.

If approved, residents would be asked if they are in favour of removing fluoride from municipal drinking water.

Though the results would give the next city council direction they would be non-binding.

Council has wrestled with the divisive issue for two years, with residents arguing strongly for and against fluoride, which is used to reduce tooth decay.

The city has organizing public meetings and heard presentations from health professionals who offered conflicting evidence on the risks and value of the additive.

A 1971 plebiscite led to Sarnia to add fluoride to the drinking water. Council narrowly voted to remove it in 2013.

But the chemical still comes out of the tap because most municipalities drawing water from the Lambton Area Water Supply System support its use.

*Original article online at


Medical Board Ordered to Pay Millions for Harassment "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Over the years, it's become increasingly evident that medical licensing boards are misusing their considerable power over doctors to impede free speech and maintain the status quo of the medical industry, which in large part is dictated by drug company interests. Any doctor who "steps out of line" can easily be reined back in by the threat of having his or her license revoked.

In this way, medical boards ensure that "standard practice" is maintained even when standard practice does more harm than good, or goes against a doctor's sense of integrity or medical expertise. This has happened to me several times. I had to defend my license to the Illinois State Medical Board for frivolous charges leveled at me by skeptic organizations.

None of these were for patient complaints but for statements I made on my website on topics like breast cancer and thermography. Initially the board ruled against me and I had to sue them in court. Aside from all the wasted time and effort, and the hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees required to defend myself against these complaints, my statements were ultimately ruled as protected speech under the First Amendment.

In 2012, a large National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study presented evidence in support of chelation therapy for people with cardiovascular disease.1 The trial to access chelation therapy (TACT), demonstrated that by removing heavy metals from patients with coronary disease, incidence of death, heart attacks, stroke, coronary revascularization and angina was lowered, occurring at a rate of 26.5 percent in the treatment group compared to 30 percent in the placebo group.

Interestingly, diabetic patients, which made up one-third of the participants, benefited the most. Chelation therapy has been a controversial topic for many years, and its popularity among alternative health practitioners has been widely criticized as unscientific, unnecessary and potentially dangerous. The results from TACT were therefore highly unexpected. It was the kind of "inconvenient" evidence that gave alternative practitioners the ammunition they needed.

The Case of Dr. Geier

Enter Dr. Mark Geier, a medical doctor with a Ph.D. in genetics, who spent 10 years of his scientific career at the NIH, wrote more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers and worked as a professor of genetics at Johns Hopkins University. In the video above, Geier discusses some of his work a...

Helping People Eat Healthy Food Is Illegal "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

While living in California, Heather Kokesch Del Castillo made a living as a holistic health coach, founding Constitution Nutrition in 2014 and providing one-on-one health coaching for clients. No licensing is required in California to provide dietary counseling, but Del Castillo sought out licensing privately anyway and completed a certification program in New York for holistic health coaching.

Her husband, who is in the military, was then transferred to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where Del Castillo naturally continued on with her successful coaching, helping clients eat healthy, lose weight and live better lives.1 That is, until 2017 when she received an email from "Pat Smith," posing as a prospective client. It turned out he was actually an undercover agent with the Florida Department of Health, who later showed up at her door with a cease-and-desist letter and a $754 fine.

A licensed dietician had reported Del Castillo for helping people to eat healthy food without a license, which is required to practice nutrition/dietetics in the state. If she didn't stop, she would face jail time and more fines $1,000 for each "offense" so she closed her doors and "has been turning away willing clients ever since," the Institute for Justice (IJ) reported.

However, she hasn't given up just yet. With the help of IJ, a law firm for liberty and advocate for First Amendment rights, Del Castillo filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Health in a First Amendment lawsuit:2

"On October 3, 2017, Heather joined with the Institute for Justice to file a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida to strike down Florida's unconstitutional restrictions on who can give safe dietary advice that customers want to buy. Together, Heather and IJ will vindicate her right and the rights of all Floridians to offer nutrition advice and health coaching without the fear of being prosecuted or shut down by the government."

Spreading Healthy Dietary Advice Is a Crime?

No one would argue that it's against the law to chat with a friend about a certain food or dietary program. Nor would it be illegal to recommend one to an acquaintance, share one on a blog or even write a book about the topic. "In fact, under Florida law, it would be perfectly legal if Heather published her advice in a book," IJ notes, which is what makes it all the more puzzling that giving out the same advice in person is regarded as a crime.

For those wo...

Federal Agency Kills Kratom "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing its crusade to take down kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), a plant in the coffee family thats earned the reputation for being an alternative to opioids. Native to tropical Southeast Asia, people in the area have used kratom leaves as an herbal remedy for centuries not only to relieve pain but also to increase energy and enhance well-being.

According to the American Kratom Association (AKA), a grassroots advocacy organization that is trying to keep kratom legal, kratom is not a drug, an opiate or a synthetic substance. In fact, they state its more like coffee and tea than any other substances. That said, kratom binds to some of the same opioid receptor sites as opioid drugs, which may be why many people find it so effective.

Chocolate, coffee, exercise and even human breast milk hit these receptor sites in a similar fashion, AKA notes.1 The FDA, however, in their latest statement against this age-old plant, is using this fact to underscore its potential for abuse and otherwise warn people to stop taking the remedy.2

FDA Says Scientific Analysis Provides Even Stronger Evidence Against Kratom

In November 2017, the FDA issued a public health advisory regarding risks associated with kratom use, suggesting that its usage could expand the opioid epidemic. The FDA claimed at the time that calls to U.S. poison control centers regarding kratom increased tenfold from 2010 to 2015 and said 36 deaths were associated with the use of kratom-containing products.3

They also cited serious side effects like seizures, liver damage and withdrawal symptoms associated with its use although, as the Huffington Post noted, [T]hese potentially deadly symptoms dont appear in any sort of discernible pattern in the cases the FDA cites, and theyre not well-documented elsewhere.4 In February 2018, the FDAs latest warning was released, this time with supposedly even stronger evidence of kratoms potential for abuse.

The agency tested kratom using its Public Health Assessment via Structural Evaluation (PHASE) methodology, a 3-D computer program normally reserved for evaluating the abuse potential of newly...


Altcoin Analysis: NEO, EOS, LTC, IOT and Lumens "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Question is: will altcoins continue charting its way up now that buyers are picking prices from key support levels? In my opinion, it looks likely but Im a little bit skeptical about NEO bull pressure.

Mind you, this token was resilient and didnt full go to the dregs like the rest. In fact, all things equal, the recovery has been swift insinuating buy pressure but I cannot recommend buys unless I see a strong reaction above $140.

Lets have a look at these charts:


XLM/USD Technical AnalysisXLMUSD Daily Chart for February 20, 2018

Prices are still oscillating within February 18 bear candlestick and from the chart, we notice that Lumens is actually facing a little bit of sell pressure.

Even though we still are optimistic that prices may continue moving higher in the coming sessions, the only trigger for further bear pressure is if sellers push prices below the middle BB towards $0.30.

At the moment, the lack of price pressure is causing Lumens prices to consolidate along the 20 period MA in 4HR chart. Apart from this, this slow down of momentum is causing the bands to converge leading to that BB squeeze which as history shows often leads to a break out.

Overly, we still hold on to our bullish forecast and any break above $0.50 will signal trend continuation and 3rd phase of a bullish break out pattern in the 4HR chart.




Albo Discreetly Palms Off Switchblade To Staffer As Cops Drive Past Electoral Office "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The Honourable Member for Grayndler has had a close call with the fuzz this afternoon, after nearly getting pinched with a shank outside his Inner West Sydney electoral office. Anthony Albanese MP, was quick to discreetly hand over his treasured switchblade to a young Labor staffer, while talking with constituents on Marrickville []

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Bitcoin Processed $1 Billion While US Banks Stay Closed "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Yesterday was Presidents Day in America. Schools were shut, no government offices functioned and even the stock markets rested. While the banking system napped though over $7 billion in Bitcoin was traded.

Bitcoin Rebounds As Banks Take The Day Off

Unlike the stock and commodities markets, cryptocurrency trades 24/7. It recognizes no national holidays, doesnt mind working on Sundays and stays up all night.

Since January 3, 2009 when Bitcoin went online it has been functionally trading 99.99 percent of the time. In that same time period, there have been 216 bank holidays in America (more in other countries) not including weekends, when trading in traditional markets stagnates.

Historically cryptocurrencies will spike on national holidays. It makes sense that like online commerce which always has an uptick when people are off work Bitcoin markets will see a bump when the majority of day traders are at home.

Yesterday was no different. Bitcoin trading was brisk over the weekend as the price rose back over $11,000, showing an 84% gain. Though it dropped back down to 10,800 on Monday as investors took some profits out more than $7 Billion traded over the day.

This rebound should ease some investors fears about a free falling market and shut down much of the FUD and doom and gloom from naysayers looking for a bubble to pop.

As Bitcoin fell from all-time highs starting in December and other cryptocurrencies followed suit there was much talk from government representatives and mainstream media about it being a false market in need of heavy regulation.

Analysts who specialize in following the movements of the crypto market though called it a correction that fell in line with crypto market history and said there would be a slow recovery through the spring and sharp gains starting around July.

Good News From Europe And Asia

Though some of the movement yesterday may be contributed to leisure time activity like shopping and online gambling the steady price rebound over the last two weeks may mark the return of a crypto bull market that analysts are looking to bring big gains back to the market in 2018.

The UKs business insider reported that much of the weekend recovery was fueled by heavy trading in Japan as investors rush to get back in the game now that Bitcoin is gaining again.

There was also positive news from Europe as the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) publ...


Doctors Should Support Normal Birth, WHO says "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Doctors Should Support Normal Birth, WHO says

In new guidelines released by the World Health Organization, doctors are urged to trust in womens ability to give birth without assistance. The new recommendations are a welcome focus on birth as a normal event in womens lives.

Doctors Should Support Normal Birth, WHO says

The WHO says the new guidance highlights how woman-centred care can optimise the quality of labour and childbirth care through a holistic, human rights-based approach. For many decades, women have been encouraged to give birth in hospitals as the safest option. The current model of maternity care puts control of labour and birth in the hands of care providers. This medical management of birth has ensured women are exposed to unnecessary medical interventions, which not only interfere with normal birth, but can lead to ongoing physical and mental trauma. Care providers who work in obstetric settings are more likely to intervene during labour, because of their training, and a lack of exposure to normal birth. Over the last few decades, birth interventions have become normalised, due to risk avoidance practices.

What Is Risk?

Standard maternity care divides pregnant women into two groups: low and high risk. Women who are low risk are those who are unlikely to have complications when giving birth. They have pregnancies uncomplicated by health problems and their babies develop normally. The WHO estimates the vast majority of the approximately 140 million births that happen every year are low risk. High risk women are more likely to experience complications when giving birth, due to current or past factors. These factors include gestational diabetes, heart or blood pressure problems, repeat miscarriages, multiple c-sections the list goes on. The definition of risk is the possibility or chance of something negative happening. In birth, risk means the chance of something happening and having a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of mother and/or baby. Its important to know whethe...


9 Ways To Find Your Shadow Self & How to Use It to Find the Things Hidden Inside "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Our shadow selves are parts of ourselves that are darker than the rest. They are comprised of all of the negative things about us and while we should not give them too much power, it is important to know them.

Our shadow is all of the aspects of who we are that we do not accept as ourselves. The things we do not like and the things we suppress. We all have a shadow self and if we want to unlock all of the hidden things inside of ourselves we have to find our shadow selves and make peace with them.

Finding your shadow self is not as hard as you might think it would be. All you have to do is bring forth all the things you have been denying for so long. Just let go and allow your shadow self to present his or herself to you. This is most often done through meditation but the steps are all quite basic. Below you will find a list of things you can and should do to find your shadow self.

9 Things You Can Do To Find Your Shadow Self and Unlock Things Hidden Within:

(These are in no specific order.)

1. Try to see others as you see yourself.

Look at the world from the outside looking in. Really try to relate to your shadow self. What is it like to live within your body but not actually being able to claim it as your own? Look at other people and see them in the way you are seeing yourself. How does this change things for you?

2. Reflect on your past mistakes.

Really think about anything from your past that you did that your shadow may be clinging to. Were you someone who has made a lot of mistakes? If so, there is nothing wrong with that. We can work through it once you are able to accept it.

3. Look at your actions, do you take advantage of people?

Once you have reflected on your past mistakes take a look at the mistakes you might be making right now. Your shadow self is most likely hiding in plain sight. You will see him or her when the time is right.

4. Make it known that you are working to accept and become one with your shadow self.

Set your intent and make it a strong one. Work towards accepting the parts of yourself that you have been running away from. Do not be so separated from who you are and who you have been.

5. Learn from the areas you are uncovering.

Do not shrug off anything you are coming across. Really take these things in. Learn the lessons bring brought forth. We can learn a ton from our shadow selves, do not jump the gun and ignore all of the potential growth.



Pisces Season: What Does Your Life Path Number Mean For You? "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

As you most likely know it is Pisces season. This bringing with it a strong sense of confusion and a period of transition.

Now for this article, you will need to know what your life path number is so before we get started I want to go over how to get that. Our life path number is quite simple to come up with but can be confusing so pay attention. First off reduce your birthdate to one single digit number For instance if I was using my birthday my number would be 8.

You get this number as follows:

Say your birthday is June 15th, 1994 start off by taking the June or 0+6, you get 6. Now the 15 would be 1 + 5 which is also 6. After this, you go big with the year, 1994. This boiling down to 1+9+9+4, at this point you are left with 23. 2 + 3 is 5 so now we add them all together 6 + 6 +5 which are 17 and that is 1 + 7 and thus we are left with the number 8. I know it can seem a bit complicated but you can do it.

Now, once you have your life path number take a look below and see what it has in store for you. There is just so much more going on behind the scenes that we need to be more aware of. Numerology and things of the sort are very important and can benefit us greatly if we use them correctly.

Life Path Number Meaning:

LP #1

You are someone who is often conflicted within but you rarely ever let it show. This needs to stop. You are only making people angrier. Sure, success is important but it is not everything, you need to realize that.

LP #2

Your intuition is far more heightened now than it has been for quite some time. This is for a good reason. You are going to be using it a lot more in the week to come. Be careful but also dont forget what is important to you.

LP #3

You are someone who makes the best out of any and all situations you end up in. Stop being so jumbled and put your mind to one thing. If you are able to focus then you are well on your way, This season also offers a great sense of closure if you are into that kind of thing.

LP #4

You need to be more realistic. You arent going anywhere as you are now. Sure, life is tough but you got this. I for one like to squeeze my stress ball when Im nervous

LP #5

Give in to the will of nature. Find something that makes you happy and goes after it. Life is going to get a lot more complicated than it is right now, practice, makes perfect.



Light Bodies The Volunteers Who Came Here To Unify Humanity And Raise Earths Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Angel V. Ornedo Jr., Guest writer, We have not realized that some of us, our brothers and sisters are volunteers from higher dimensions who came to earth and raise Gaias consciousness to a higher vibrational density and frequency. Several million humans in our carbon bodies, mobile vessels are here to undertake that difficult []

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The Change, Transformation To The 5th Dimension, And Ascension "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Bartek Indygo, Guest writer, If you are reading this article it means that you must have awakened, that after years of not seeing the world with your own eyes you have started using them now. No matter at what stage of the ascension process you are there are things which tend to reappear []

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Ethereum Price Technical Analysis Can ETH/USD Hold This? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price is slowly moving higher, but it is currently facing sellers near $940 against the US Dollar.
  • There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance at $940 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The pair is currently just above the 100 hourly simple moving average and it remains supported near $900.

Ethereum price is slowly gaining pace against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD needs to break the $940 resistance to trade further higher.

Ethereum Price Trend

There was no downside break below $920 and $900 support levels in ETH price against the US Dollar. The price started a nice upside move and succeeded in trading above the $925 resistance. It also moved above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $970 high to $895 low. However, there are many resistances on the upside near the $940 and $945 levels.

There is also a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance at $940 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The pair is also facing sellers near the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $970 high to $895 low. However, the price is currently just above the 100 hourly simple moving average, but it has to gain momentum above $940 for more gains. A break above the $940 resistance could open the doors for more upsides toward the $970 level.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

On the downside, an initial support is at $930 and the 100 hourly SMA. Should there be a break below $925, the price could move back towards $900. The overall price action is positive, but the price has to move above $940 to remain in the bullish zone.

Hourly MACD The MACD is slightly in the bullish zone with neutral signs.

Hourly RSI The RSI is currently above the 50 level, but it moving lower with a negative angle.

Major Support Level $900

Major Resistance Level $940


Charts courtesy ...


Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.00007 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 1.45 AUD

Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.00010 BTC = 1.16 USD
1.00 USD = 0.00009 BTC


If Youve Been Scammed Out of Cryptocurrency Its Probably Your Fault "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Scammers are a dastardly, low down bunch. Preying on the gullible, extorting the vulnerable, and hoodwinking the hoodwinkable with their promise of free bitcoin if you send a little first and daily interest on your Bitconnect loan. Its an indisputable fact that if the cryptocurrency space were cleansed of scammers, the web would be a better place. Its also a fact that if youve been scammed of cryptocurrency, its probably your fault.

Also read: SEC Suspends Trading of Three Companies With Ties to Cryptocurrency

Who You Gonna Call?

If Youve Been Scammed Out of Cryptocurrency Its Probably Your FaultThe biggest cause of crypto scams isnt shady operators from impoverished countries. It isnt Russian hackers with leet phishing skills and it isnt conniving con artists pawning spammy links. No, the biggest cause of cryptocurrency scams is greed. And not their greed yours. If you lost money in Bitco...


10 Things I Miss Since I Became A Mama "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

10 Things I Miss From Before I Became A Mama

Becoming a mama was the best thing that ever happened to me. It changed my outlook on life. It filled my heart with love and it meant every day felt special. Ok not every minute of every day. There are still plenty of dirty nappies. And crying, and sleepless nights. But even amongst all that, there are perfect moments. Having a baby changed my life. It forced me to put somebody else first. It taught me about the joy I can take from making somebody else happy. And it made me who I am today. My daughter made me a mother, and for that I will be forever grateful. But and its only a little but there are a few things I miss from my previous life.

10 Things I Miss Since I Became A Mama

I miss my freedom, and the ability to be selfish, and the many years I was able to squander. No matter how much you longed for a baby, therell be a few things you miss too. And no matter how well-suited to motherhood you are, its inevitable therell be little things from your old life that you long for. Especially at night, when youre up (again) feeding the baby (again). Here are a few of the things I miss:

#1: Impromptu Anything

Impromptu trips to the pub after work, impromptu visits to see my friends in far away places, impromptu spa trips with friends . all these are just distant memories now. These days, taking time away from family life is more akin to a military operation. I have to check my calendar, and my husbands calendar. Then I have to check the kids dont have any birthday parties to attend. If necessary, I need to track down a babysitter. Everythings planned months in advance. Even if its just a night at the local pub, I have to schedule that in. Theres nothing impromptu about my social life anymore.

#2: Sunday Mornings

Before I had kids, I thought Sunday mornings were mythical. Id never actually seen one myself. I spent Sunday mornings fast asleep, and woke up only at lunchtime. I assumed thats when the day began. It never occurred to me that other people were forced to get up at 6am on Sundays. I didnt even know Sundays had a 6am. I certainly didnt know hor...


MMA Coach Feels His Student Is Ready To Go On His First Carnival Cruise "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact After close to a year of intensive training, a local boxing coach feels one of his star students is ready for the big time. Lloyd Cressford, according to his coach Darcy Potter, is finally prepared to go on his first Carnival Cruise where hes expected to fight close []

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Woman Witnesses Child Sacrifice At Vatican "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

A woman says she witnessed a child sacrifice in the catacombs of the Vatican. An international court examines documents backing her claim that it was and still is a regular Continue Reading

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Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies (Shakespeare) "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies (the Third Folio, without the seven extra plays of some later printings; 1663), by William Shakespeare (Boston Public Library copy: multiple formats at

Cold War Anthropology (Price) "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, Pentagon, and the Growth of Dual-Use Anthropology (Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, c2016), by David H. Price (page images at HathiTrust)

Wollstonecraft, Mill, and Women's Human Rights (Botting) "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Wollstonecraft, Mill, and Women's Human Rights (New Haven: Yale University Press, c2016), by Eileen Hunt Botting (page images at HathiTrust)

Britain at War (Museum of Modern Art ) "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Britain at War (1941), by Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), ed. by Monroe Wheeler, contrib. by T. S. Eliot, Herbert Read, E. J. Carter, and Carlos Dyer (PDF with commentary at

Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts. This modern-day redlining persisted in 61 metro areas even when controlling for applicants' income, loan amount and neighborhood, according to millions of ... records analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Lenders and their trade organizations do not dispute the fact that they turn away people of color at rates far greater than whites, [and] singled out the three-digit credit score ... as especially important in lending decisions. Reveal's analysis included all records publicly available under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. Credit score was not included because that information is not publicly available. That's because lenders have deflected attempts to force them to report that data to the government. America's largest bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., has argued that the data should remain closed off even to academics. At the same time, studies have found proprietary credit score algorithms to have a discriminatory impact on borrowers of color. The "decades-old credit scoring model" currently used "does not take into account consumer data on ... bill payments," Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina wrote in August. "This exclusion disproportionately hurts African-Americans, Latinos, and young people who are otherwise creditworthy."

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on financial industry corruption and civil liberties.

Patients: Roundup gave us cancer "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Christine Sheppard fantasizes about her life before cancer. For 12 years, Sheppard had no idea what might have caused her non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - until IARC [The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer] reported that glyphosate, the key ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, is "probably carcinogenic to humans". That's the same herbicide Sheppard said she sprayed on her coffee farm in Hawaii for five years. Sheppard is one of more than 800 cancer patients suing Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, claiming the company failed to warn consumers about the risk of cancer associated with Roundup products. Recently unsealed court documents appear to show Monsanto mounting its effort to discredit the IARC report before it was even released. A month before the IARC report came out in 2015, Monsanto executive William F. Heydens sent an internal email [that] suggested ghostwriting parts of an "overall plausibility paper" to save money. After the report [was released] Heydens sent an email to Monsanto's US agency lead. Dan Jenkins, Monsanto's US agency lead ... suggested talking to Jess Rowland, then chairman of the EPA's Cancer Assessment Review Committee. But the next day, Jenkins said Rowland called him. "(Rowland) told me no coordination is going on and he wanted to establish some, saying 'If I can kill this I should get a medal,'" Jenkins wrote, as shown in the plaintiffs' motion to compel the deposition of Rowland.

Note: Read more on Monsanto's fake research and influence over EPA regulators. The negative health impacts of Monsanto's Roundup are well known. Yet the EPA continues to use industry studies to declare Roundup safe while ignoring independent scientists. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on food system corruption and health.

German workers win right to 28-hour week "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Millions of German workers are winning the fight for a 28-hour work week. Labor union IG Metall secured an unprecedented deal this week to give a large portion of its 2.3 million members more flexible working hours and a big pay rise. From next year, workers at many of Germany's top engineering firms - such as Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler - can opt to work 28 hours a week for up to two years, before returning to the standard 35-hour week. The deal was negotiated with representatives of more than 700 companies in southwest Germany. It is expected to have ripple effects across German industry. "This sets the standard for everyone else," said Megan Greene, chief economist at Manulife Asset Management. IG Metall said the flexibility would help employees who want to care for children or relatives. Pay will be reduced to reflect the shorter working week. The deal also gives workers the option to work 40 hours to earn more. And non-unionized workers could also benefit from the agreement as firms that employ IG Metall workers offer the same terms to their wider workforce. Daimler said it would offer the new flexible hours to all its employees starting in 2019. Bosch, which employs 138,000 people in Germany, said it would offer the same pay rises and perks to the majority of its German workers. It said the flexible hours wouldn't be disruptive. But other companies may find it harder to swallow.

Note: Several major studies have found that long working hours negatively impact health.

Struggling With Japans Nuclear Waste, Six Years After Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Six years after the largest nuclear disaster in a quarter-century, Japanese officials have still not solved a basic problem: what to do with an ever-growing pile of radioactive waste. Each form of waste at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, where three reactors melted down after an earthquake and a tsunami on March 11, 2011, presents its own challenges. The Tokyo Electric Power Company is pumping water nonstop through the three reactors to cool melted fuel that remains too hot and radioactive to remove. About 400 tons of water passes through the reactors every day. The water picks up radiation in the reactors and then is diverted into a decontamination facility. All this water is being stored in 1,000 gray, blue and white tanks on the grounds. The tanks already hold 962,000 tons of contaminated water. Within a few years, though, and no one is sure exactly when, the plant may run out of room to store the contaminated water. The process of decontaminating the water leaves radioactive sludge trapped in filters, which are being held in thousands of containers of different sizes. Tokyo Electric says it cannot quantify the amount of radioactive sludge being generated. The ultimate goal of the cleanup is to cool and, if possible, remove the uranium and plutonium fuel that was inside the three reactors at the time of the disaster. Tokyo Electric hopes to begin removing fuel debris from the reactor cores in 2021. The entire effort could take decades.

Note: Other signs of serious environmental problems may be related to radiation contamination in the Pacific. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on the Fukushima Nuclear Plant disaster.

Wall Street Whistle-Blower Awarded $22 Million for Revealing the Truth about Monsanto "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A whistle-blower who once worked for Monsanto walked away with a handsome payout for alerting regulators to accounting improprieties within the company, according to Reuters. Regulators will reportedly award the former executive with $22 million in connection with the $80 million settlement agreement Monsanto made with the S.E.C. over an incentive program the company ran to promote its trademark weed killer, Roundup. The $22 million payout is the second-highest sum the S.E.C. has given so far to a whistle-blower, behind a $30 million award paid in September 2014. The regulatory agency enacted a program to sweeten the idea of reporting impropriety in 2011, as part of the Dodd-Frank reforms. With between 10 and 30 percent of penalties or settlement agreements made with the government on the line, Wall Streeters and company insiders have all but lined up to tip off the S.E.C. Between September 2014 and September 2015 alone, the agency says 4,000 people forked over information, and more than 30 of them have pocketed a collective $85 million over the last five years.

Note: Monsanto lied to regulators and investors about RoundUp's profitability for three years. Major lawsuits are beginning to unfold over Monsanto's lies on the dangers of Roundup. Yet the EPA continues to use industry studies to declare Roundup safe while ignoring independent scientists. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on food system corruption and health.


Fluoride funding for Macedon Ranges preschool kids "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A recent announcement has had local children and parents smiling.

Macedon Ranges preschool children will receive free fluoride varnish to prevent tooth decay as part of a new state government program.

Macedon Ranges towns are non-fluoridated meaning the protective chemical fluoride is not present in the water supply.

The varnish has proven to be highly effective in stopping tooth decay among at-risk children and preventing oral disease in the future.

Health minister Jill Hennessy said the program would encourage healthier mouths and good oral health.

Providing fluoride varnish to our Macedon kids will improve their oral health in the long term by preventing tooth decay early, she said.

The $100,000 state government program will deliver fluoride varnish applications and oral health promotion with tooth packs to preschool children at their local early childhood services.

*Original article online at


13 Things You Can Do To Make Yourself a More Attractive Person "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Sometimes we get down and out. We end up looking at everyone we come across as if they are better than we are merely because we find their face a little more pleasing than our own, this is a problem.

Sure, it is easy to think that these people have great lives because you think they are more attractive than you are but the truth is we all struggle with our own self-images. No one is perfect and we all have things about ourselves that we dislike. With that being said, there are lots of things you can do to make yourself look and feel more attractive. While some of these things are basic common sense you would be surprised by the number of people who forget or completely ignore these things.

13 Things You Can Do To Make Yourself a More Attractive Person:

1. Remember that no one is perfect.

No one on this planet is perfect. There are things we all hate about our bodies and who we are. Just because someone may look better in your eyes does not mean they look better in their eyes. They may be doing the same thing you are.

2. Stop obsessing over how you look or want to look.

Obsessing over how you look isnt going to do anything. All it is doing is making you feel worse. Just because you dont look how you want to doesnt mean the world is ending.

3. Work on your self-confidence.

Working on your confidence is sort of a fake it till you make it kind of thing. Present yourself in a way that says I love myself and I dont care what you say. It is a lot easier than it sounds.

4. Smile more often.

The more you smile the more attractive people will think you are. We are often more drawn to smiling faces than those that are not. When people think you are happy they often find you to be a little more attractive than they would have if you were not smiling.

5. Stop being negative about yourself.

Stop putting yourself down, build yourself up and be proud of who you are. Being negative is doing nothing but making you feel like shit.

6. Wear things that make you feel good about yourself.

Wear things that flatter your body. If you are a bit bigger find something that works if you are a bit too thin find something that works. Go out and try new things, you never know how many options you have until you get out there and give them a go.

7. Workout if you think you arent fit enough.

If you think you arent fit enough or as fit as you would like to be exercise. Exercise is a great way to get rid of stress...


Kansas Authorities Still Cant Find Now 80 Children Missing from Foster System "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Remember last year when it was revealed that at least 70 missing foster children were reported in Kansas?

Apparently they still havent been found, and now the number is said to be 80. Officials are implying that they ran away, but why would nearly every single one of them leave no trace, with nothing but silence permeating the issue?

As most US states have CPS, Kansas agency responsible for foster care and taking children from parents is the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). They seem to be facing little consequence for the extremely concerning absence of dozens of children who could have been sold into human slavery for all we know.

Private foster care contractors work with the DCF due to a law in Kansas that allows DCF to work with private companies and non-profits. The only reason this info about missing children was released is because the contractors provided the information during a legislative oversight panel hearing in October. Foster care contractors are being trusted with the lives of children, and they are the ones reporting the missing 80.

KVC Kansas admitted it was missing roughly 38 children back in October, and the other non-profit Saint Francis Community Services reported that 36 children are missing from its system.

Apparently nobody noticed that KVC Kansas is not being made to respond to this grave issue at all, because their small Facebook page here is not flooded with comments asking where the children are.

As far as Saint Francis Community Services, they seem to be facing no consequences either. Very little info can be found about them, but in 2013 they were mentioned in news articles as the DCF were criticized for trying to keep children from being reunited with their parents. Court cases involving them can be found online.



Sheriff Took $110,000 From Prison Food Fund 49 Other Sheriffs Doing The Same "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

An Alabama Sheriff was recently caught pocketing over $110,000 in taxpayer money that was allocated for feeding inmates in the county jail that he runs.

According to prosecutors, between the years of 2014 and 2016, Monroe County Sheriff Thomas Tate pocketed large sums of money that was supposed to buy food for inmates at the jail. Unfortunately, this is a common practice across the state, with many Sheriffs doing this out in the open, claiming that they arent doing anything wrong.

Sheriff Tate claims that a state law allows local police to keep any leftover tax money that was intended to feed county jail inmates. However, this leaves an obvious incentive for Sheriffs to cut corners or neglect their responsibilities in feeding inmates.

The Southern Center for Human Rights and the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice have been investigating this issue and were forced to file a lawsuit to gain access to the financial records of prisons and police departments throughout the state.

The organizations sued 49 Alabama county sheriffs over their refusal to produce public records showing whether, and if so by how much, they have personally profited from funds allocated for feeding people in their jails, according to a statement they released last month.

Aaron Littman, a staff attorney at the Southern Center for Human Rights says that the Sheriffs are intentionally misinterpreting the law.

Our position is that this practice is illegal now, but its clear that many sheriffs believe its legal for them to do this. Clearly this is a practice which is problematic because it creates an incentive for sheriffs to spend as little as possible on feeding folks and obviously when a minimal amount of money is approved for something and less than that is spent, the quality suffers, Littman told Thursday.

In the records that were forced out in court, it was revealed that Sheriff Tates office received a total of $110,459.77 from funds for inmate food was declared excess and paid to Sheriff Thomas Tate.

I do it just like the law tells us to. Thats about all I have to say about that. We feed all our inmates good and the excess goes to the sheriff. If you declare it excess, you take it and you pay taxes on it, Tate said during a brief phone interview with Friday.

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin also openly admitted to personally taking funds from these accounts.

The law says its a personal account and thats the way Ive always done it and thats the way the law reads and thats the way I do business. Thats the way the laws written, Entre...


Incredible Short Film Brings Our Collective Shadow Into the Light "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. C.G. Jung

Artists are the best equipped among us to reveal those things which otherwise wed be happy to keep repressed forever.

It is incredibly dark, but this short animated film looks at the shadow side of modern culture. Written, directed, and produced by Lubomir Arsov, In Shadow is a must see journey through the bruised and twisted psyche of the West.

Reminiscent of The Wall by Pink Floyd, its impossible to watch this and not wonder about the darkness and evil that lurks in the recesses of your own mind. Everyone has a dark side, and when this side is ignored and left alone, it gathers control over our lives.

Shadow work is the spiritual endeavor of getting to know and understand your dark side, and of intentionally gazing as deeply into that abyss as possible. For spiritually healthy beings, this type of personal development is imperative, and often, artistic expression is the best way to truly connect with your shadow. By doing so, we allow the shadow to express itself, allowing it into the light, which is a process that creates balance and harmony in ones life, and prevents the subconscious mind from running rampant with inexplicable self-destructive habits.

Visionary artist Chris Dyer understands this and has used his medium of painting to allow his shadow to take form. In a recent work entitled Shadowwork, Dyer he captures the feeling and meaning of doing the work, with the end result being the emergence of a much happier, healthier and easier disposition. He speaks of the importance of identifying, then externalizing your shadow so that you can free yourself of the control it has over you.

A painting of his, which he posted on his facebook page, is an expression of the shadow he sees within h...


Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD To Make Next Move "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price is trading above the $1,500 support and is preparing for the next move against the US Dollar.
  • There is a short-term contracting triangle forming with resistance at $1,540 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from SimpleFX).
  • The pair is likely to break the triangle resistance at $1,540 and make the next move.

Bitcoin cash price is stable above the $1,500 support against the US Dollar. BCH/USD may continue to rise in the short term towards $1,600 and $1,650.

Bitcoin Cash Price Support

There was a slow and steady rise above the $1,450 level in bitcoin cash price against the US Dollar. The price moved above the $1,500 level and is currently trading comfortably above the stated level. Moreover, the price is above the $1,510 pivot level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. After the last decline to $1,381, the price recovered and moved above the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $1,615 swing high to $1,380 low.

However, there is a major resistance near the $1,540-1,550 levels. There is also a short-term contracting triangle forming with resistance at $1,540 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD. The pair may continue to trade in a range above $1,500 before it makes the next move. A successful close above the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $1,615 swing high to $1,380 low could open the doors for more gains. A break and close above the $1,550 level could clear the path for a push towards $1,600.

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH USD

On the downside, the $1,500 level remains a major support. A break below it could ignite more losses towards $1,400.

Looking at the technical indicators:

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

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BCH/USD is currently above the 50 level with a flat structure.

Major Support Level $1,500



IKEA To Begin Selling At-Cost Home Solar Panel Systems For Under $10,000 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA recently announced a plan to sell at-cost home solar panel systems that will range from $7,500 $10,000. The offer is slowly rolling out in different markets and is already available in different parts of Europe and Japan. This week, IKEA Australia boss Jan Gardberg announced that the solar panels will soon be sold in his region as well.

In an interview with 9 News, Gardberg said, We have already introduced (solar panels) into the UK market and in Poland and something similar in Japan, and I and the team would like to find a way to introduce that to the Australian market.

It would actually be cost-neutral because we believe this to be another positive way that we, as a big company, can contribute for the sustainable life at home for the many people in Australia, he added.

According to Canstar Blue, this is the price list that is currently being used for IKEA solar products in the UK:

a 3kW solar system for 4,412 ($A7,800);
a customisable solar system, starting at 3kW for 4,941 ($A8,700);
 and a customized solar system thats designed to integrate seamlessly with your roof, again starting at 3kW, this time costing 6,176 ($A10,900).

Hopefully, their solar panels are of a better quality and easier to put together than their furniture is.

The price of solar panels has continued to decrease with each passing year, making solar as a viable energy source a very real possibility.

2016 data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests that solar has actually already become the cheapest way to generate energy.

According to a recent estimate released by the International Energy Agency, solar will be the worlds primary source of energy by 2050. Recent breakthroughs in solar technology are making it more efficient and cheaper to extract energy from the sun, which in turn, is making this technology more available to the average person.

Solar power is unlike most other energy resources because there is a limitless supply. This limitless supply of power could actually cause energy prices to drop so low that anyone could afford it. Like all technology, the technology to harness electricity from the sun will continue to become cheaper as it is developed and perfected.



New Bitcoin Code Will Finally Boast Full SegWit Support "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

An upcoming Bitcoin Core software release is finally making it easier to use a code change called SegWit in the software's standard wallet.


Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 02/20/2018 Watch Out for this Ceiling! "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price is still rallying and has broken one resistance level after another.
  • Zooming out to the daily time frame reveals that price is closing in on a major area of interest.
  • Applying the Fibonacci retracement tool on the daily swing high and low shows that this potential ceiling lines up with the 61.8% level as well.

Bitcoin price could pause from its climb once it tests the next area of interest visible on the daily chart.

Technical Indicators Signals 

The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA on this long-term time frame, so the path of least resistance is to the upside. This suggests that the rally is more likely to continue than to reverse.

However, the 100 SMA dynamic inflection point lines up with the area of interest to add to its strength as a potential barrier. Then again, the gap between the moving averages is widening to reflect stronger bullish momentum.

Stochastic is indicating overbought conditions on this time frame, though, so selling pressure could return soon. In addition, a bit of bearish divergence can be seen as price made lower highs while stochastic had higher highs.

RSI has some room to climb before hitting overbought levels, which means that buyers can stay in the game for a bit longer, possibly even leading to a move past the area of interest.

Market Factors

Sentiment has significantly improved in the cryptocurrency industry, allowing bitcoin price to sustain its recent rallies. This is seen to have stemmed from the US Senate hearing encouraging developments in the industry, followed by positive remarks from South Korean officials over the previous weekend.

Other nations are expected to take a similar stance on bitcoin, although its also worth noting that BOE Governor Carney recently commented that it has failed as a store of value.

Dollar price action could pick up and lead to more volatility for BTCUSD as the Fed gears up to release the minutes of its latest policy meeting. Keep in mind that global tightening expectations have been influencing market sentiment and bitcoin price has drawn support from risk-taking.

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8 Controversial Discoveries that Todays Scientists Wouldnt Be Able to Handle "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

The study of archaeology has provided us with incredible knowledge about the history of our ancestors, including the way that they lived, their level of technology and innovation and the medical practices that they employed to keep their people happy and healthy. These discoveries may also provide us with answers to lifes greatest questions, or, in some cases, create additional questions of their own.

Sometimes discoveries are made that ignite great debate, triggering arguments and disagreements about everything from human creation versus evolution to the development of the worlds medical technology.

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#1 Did the Romans Visit Oak Island, Nova Scotia?

The mystery of Oak Island, Nova Scotia is one that has captivated the attention of archaeologists and historians the world over. A new discovery, however, may add another chapter to this story. An ancient Roman sword discovered just over the East Coast of Canada may indicate that the Romans visited Oak Island around the 2nd century, or possibly even earlier. If this is true, this would mean that the Romans were on the island at least 800 years before the Vikings ever landed.

#2 The Shroud of Turin, The Real Face of the Son of God?

A 14ft-long linen cloth, the Shroud of Turin that some believe was used to bury the body of Christ following the crucifixion. Upon the cloth is an image that many identify as being the face and body of a bearded man who has experienced a physical trauma consistent with crucifixion. Is the image that of the son of God? This controversial artifact has sparked debate over the years, with radiocarbon dating placing the origins of the cloth in the Medieval period. Since its discovery in 1898, a number of different scientific theories have been proposed, but the debate surrounding the shrouds origin continues to rage on.

#3 Iraqi Official Announces Sumerians Launched Spaceships 7000 Years Ago

During a speech for the inauguration of a new airport in southern Dhi Qar, the Minister for Transport in Iraq made an incredibly controversial statement. Discussing the history of flight, he stated that the first airports in the area were built by the ancient Sumerians 7000 years ago, citing Russian professor and Sumerian expert Samuel Kramer....


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Study Shows How Dancing Can Reverse Signs Of Aging In The Brain "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

According to a study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, dancing can reverse signs of aging in the brain. The study also found that dancing showed greater results than other types of physical activity.

Dr. Kathrin Rehfeld, the lead author of the study, explained that Exercise has the beneficial effect of slowing down or even counteracting age-related decline in mental and physical capacity. In this study, we show that two different types of physical exercise (dancing and endurance training) both increase the area of the brain that declines with age. In comparison, it was only dancing that lead to noticeable behavioral changes in terms of improved balance.

The subjects in the study had an average age of 68 and were split off into two separate groups, one to test the effects of dancing and the other endurance training.

We tried to provide our seniors in the dance group with constantly changing dance routines of different genres (Jazz, Square, Latin-American and Line Dance). Steps, arm-patterns, formations, speed, and rhythms were changed every second week to keep them in a constant learning process. The most challenging aspect for them was to recall the routines under the pressure of time and without any cues from the instructor, Rehfeld said.

Right now, we are evaluating a new system called Jymmin (jamming and gymnastics). This is a sensor-based system which generates sounds (melodies, rhythm) based on physical activity. We know that dementia patients react strongly when listening to music. We want to combine the promising aspects of physical activity and active music making in a feasibility study with dementia patients. I believe that everybody would like to live an independent and healthy life, for as long as possible. Physical activity is one of the lifestyle factors that can contribute to this, counteracting several risk factors and slowing down age-related decline. I think dancing is a powerful tool to set new challenges for body and mind, especially in older age, Rehfeld added.

A different study conducted at McGill Universitys Psychology Department has shown that music is actually more effective than drugs for a variety of different conditions. The study found that music can release natural chemicals and pain relievers in the brain that work quicker and better than drugs do. Prof. Levitin, one of the studys main researchers explained how music can trigger chemical processes in the brain that have healing effects.

Weve found compelling evidence that musical interventions can play a healthcare role in settings rangin...


Asian Altcoin Trading Roundup: Top Cryptocurrency is Ethereum Classic "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

FOMO Moments

Things are looking rather pleasant for crypto markets during this mornings Asian trading session. Bitcoin has sustained solid growth of over 7% on the day and currently trades at just over $11,450, this has pulled the majority of the altcoins to higher levels. One way out in front of the pack at the moment is Ethereum Classic.

Coinmarketcap has ETC trading at 26.5% higher than this time yesterday. The price hike has sent the altcoin from $34 to $43.5 in 24 hours. It is way ahead of the next best performer in the top 25 which is VeChain. Looking at the weekly chart Ethereum Classic is up almost 50% on the $28 it was trading at this time last Tuesday. The recent spike in price happened a few hours ago when consolidation was broken on the upside and it jumped almost 10% in about an hour.

Momentum as usual has come from South Korea this morning with Bithumb and Upbit taking the largest trade volume at just under 40% combined. Around $1.3 billion has been traded in the past 24 hours, largely in KRW.

Other altcoins enjoying double figure growth this morning are VeChain and OmiseGO. The few in the red include Cardano, Stellar, Nem and Lisk.

More on Ethereum Classic can be found here:

FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 25 altcoins during the Asian trading session and analyses the best performing one, looking for trends and fundamentals. 

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Hello Group Develops Exchange Platform Offering Bitcoin Cash Trading Pairs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello Group Develops Exchange Platform Offering Bitcoin Cash Trading Pairs

Bitcoin cash (BCH) continues to establish itself as a versatile cryptocurrency, pulled by market forces to fill various niches. It is already supported by many wallets and ATMs, and now Hello Group plans to use BCH as the base currency on its latest exchange platform offering.

Also Read: American ATM Network Athena Bitcoin Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

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Hello Group Develops Exchange Platform Offering Bitcoin Cash Trading PairsHello Group, a Cyprus-based fintech solutions developer, has recently acquired the desirable domain for an undisclosed sum. The company plans to use the website to market its upcoming exchange trading platform based on bitcoin cash (BCH) for b...


Liberland: A Newly Formed Nation Running On Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Economist Vit Jedlicka has created a virtual state, called Liberland, that runs on cryptocurrency donations and will launch its own token in the coming months. Half a million people have applied for citizenship to the nation which sits on a sandbank stretching 7km next to the Danube River (between Croatia and Serbia), 10km south of the Hungarian border.

The situation on the mainland in Liberland is still difficult as Croatian police illegally persecute all visitors and settlers, Jedlicka told the Telegraph in an interview. We are waiting for exoneration from the Croatian constitutional court but for now, our settlement has essentially moved to the river, where we host visitors almost on a daily basis.

Liberland state-business is conducted over email, WhatsApp, and Skype, permitting the 100 like-minded Liberland representatives across the globe to stay in communication. The country is in the process of launching its own legal system on blockchain technology, and will begin distributing its own coin, Merit, on April 13th which coincides with Liberlands third anniversary. All those who pay taxes will, in turn, receive Merit, effectively granting donors a stake in the country.

For many years, I worked for lowering taxes and regulations in the Czech Republic, but I suddenly realized that it would be easier to start a new country than to fix an existing one. We suffered 40 years of serious damage to our society under a communist regime and, unfortunately, many of the same people are in power again, he says. It seems that Czechs do not learn from their history. We see some of the same damage happening in other European countries, where taxation and regulation is strangling prosperity.

The nation accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash, and Ethereum donations to run its financial operations, and the state budget is distributed among almost a dozen cryptocurrencies. Putting yourself at the mercy of a potentially volatile asset might sound like a strange idea, but Jedlicka does not let this phase him: For a few years of my life I worked as a financial markets analyst, he says. That gave me a fairly good understanding of the system we are living in.

Liberlands motto is live and let live, but right now its not that simple for Jedlicka, who jokes that his current home is on a plane. Jedlicka is constantly traveling the globe promoting hi......


Worried scientists at Yellowstone log quake swarm of over 200 rumbles within days "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Worried scientists at Yellowstone log quake swarm of over 200 rumbles within days

A shock Yellowstone earthquake discovery was made after scientists announced they had detected more than 200 rumbles in a quake swarm that occurred in the northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana. The shock discovery was announced by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) that declared the quakes have been occurring over the past several days.

In a post, it wrote: Over the past several days, an earthquake swarm has been ongoing at Yellowstone. Keep in mind that swarms like this account for more than 50 percent of the seismic activity at Yellowstone and no volcanic activity has occurred from any past such events. As of the night of February 18, over 200 earthquakes have been located in an area ~13 km (8 miles) North East of West Yellowstone, Montana. READ MORE


Amateur Theatre Company To Unapologetically Butcher Cats For The Next 6 Weeks "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

SHEILA BAKER | Theatre Critic | Contact The artistic director of the Betoota Grove Theatre Association (BGTA) announced today that there will be no formal apology made to Andrew Lloyd Webber after the group told reporters they plan to butcher his landmark musical Cats for the next 6 weeks. Hyacinth Gynt, whos been at the helm of BGTA for nearly a []

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California Bill Would Legally Recognize Blockchain Data "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A new bill introduced to the California Assembly seeks the legal recognition of blockchain data and smart contracts.



Crohns. Lupus. Autism. ADHD. Food allergies. Celiac disease. Sjgrens syndrome. Polymyalgia rheumatica. Multiple sclerosis. Anklyosing spondylitis. Type 1 diabetes. Vasculitis. Peripheral neuropathy. The list goes on, and on, and on. We are being increasingly diagnosed with these conditions and diseases of unknown origin, and science has very little to say why would autoimmune diseases and mysterious diseases of inflammation be so prevalent? When did this increase start?

As an observer and participant in modern biomedical research, and a lover of deep history, I tend to focus not on the immediate or last few years, but look for trends of accumulating risk over longer periods of time. Seeking an answer to the question of when, I used Pubmed to estimate, per yer, the number of studies and papers discussing diseases and conditions of unknown origin. I search for the term unknown causes, and also for the term journal to get some idea of the percentage of studies, papers and editorials discussing disease of unknown causes. I had no idea what to expect.

Looking at a trend of topics per year, one has to correct for some estimate of the total number of articles published, because a mere count would, in part, reflect the overall trend in the explosion of total articles published. I chose as my control term the word journal, because many titles of publications include that term (e.g., Journal of Nephrology). Here is the control result, which is not surprising, and completely expected:

Again, this merely reflects the trend in the increase in publications in Pubmed, and so using it would provide a relative control for that trend.

Next I searched for Unknown Causes, and calculated the number of articles citing unknown causes per 10,000 articles (again, relative denominator term).

What I found is shocking. Here is a graph of the number of articles per 10,000 discussing unknown causes (Y = #articles mentioning unknown causes / #articles mentioning journal, as in the title of journals).

Because the studies in Pubmed include all sorts of journals studying all sorts of things, the actual number is not as important as the trend. The signature...


Apple iPhone Update Removes Easter from Calendar "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Apple iPhone Update Removes Easter from Calendar

Apples recent update for the iPhone has removed Easter Sunday from some users calendars, prompting consumer complaints.  While the previous update displayed both Easter Sunday and April Fools Day on April 1, Easter Sunday was removed for some users on their iCal calendars following the latest update. Easter Sunday shows up on calendars for iPhone users running versions 11.2.2 of Apples iOS operating


Israel and Egypt sign historic $15 billion gas deal to strengthen ties "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Israel and Egypt sign historic $15 billion gas deal to strengthen ties

Israel and Egypt have entered into an historic $15 billion deal for natural gas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement on Monday.This will bring billions of dollars to state coffers, he said announcing the most significant deal with Egypt since it became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel.  The deal comes in the wake of an escalating territorial dispute between Lebanon and Israel over energy reserves off their coasts.

Israeli energy group Delek Drilling LP said that it had signed agreements with its associate Noble Energy of the United States to supply 2.26 trillion cubic feet (64 billion cubic meters) of gas from Israels Leviathan and Tamar offshore fields to the Egyptian firm Dolphinus over a 10-year period.Meanwhile, the Egyptian response was more muted with the Ministry of Petroleum Spokesman Hamdi Abdulaziz saying it has no comment on any negotiations or agreements concerning the private sector companies on the import or sale of natural gas, though they are subject to industry regulations. READ MORE


Premature Babies Make Fewer Friends, Study Finds "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Premature Babies Make Fewer Friends, Study Finds

Premature babies make fewer friends in the first few years of life, a new study has found. The study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, found premature babies spend less time socialising in early childhood. According to the study, children born very prematurely reported four friends at age six, compared with children born at full-term, who had five friends at the same age.

Premature Babies Make Fewer Friends, Study Finds

The study also found prematurely born children saw their friends less frequently, giving them fewer opportunities to develop their social skills. The research, led by Professor Dieter Wolke from the University of Warwick, found premature babies were less accepted by their peers. The good news however, is the effects are temporary, and the children catch up socially when they start school.

Preterm Children Have Fewer Early Childhood Friends And Feel Less Accepted

The researchers analysed over 1,000 children born in Germany in 1985-6. Of these children, 179 were born before 32 weeks, 737 were born between 32 and 36 weeks, and the remaining 231 were born at full-term. The children included in the study didn't suffer from major neurodevelopmental impairments that could have inhibited their social skills. The parents of participants were asked about the number of friends their children had, and how regularly they saw them. The children and parents also completed a picture quiz to assess how they felt they were perceived by their peers. The parents of babies born before 32 weeks reported their children to be less accepted by their peers.

Why Do Premature Babies Have Fewer Friends?

There are probably numerous reasons why premature babies have fewer opportunities to socialise, compared with their full-term peers. Firstly, premature babies often start life with a lengthy hospital stay. While other new mothers are out making friends and attending baby groups, the parents of preterm babies spend most of their time in the Neonatal...


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Franklin Graham Blasts The Views Anti-Christian Rhetoric "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Franklin Graham Blasts The Views Anti-Christian Rhetoric

Evangelist Franklin Graham says that he is offended by The View host Joy Behars remarks last week about Christianity and mental illness, and says believers need to be alarmed by her anti-Christian statements.  Graham responded to Behars dialogue on the ABC show about Omarosa Manigault, a former White House staffer who questioned Pences hearing from Jesus and suggested that people should be worried about the vice presidents state of mind.

Every Christian who is listening right nowwhether you are a Catholic, whether you are a Protestant, Baptist, evangelical, Pentecostal, whatever you may bethis should scare the socks off of you, Graham told radio show host Todd Starnes recently. For Joy Behar to say that all Christians are mentally ill is like suggesting we need to lock them up. They (Behar and others) need to be taken out of society because these people are a danger. Behar maligned Pence because he listens to the voice of God. READ MORE



FAA Tapes Deepen UFO Incident Mystery That Sent F-15s Scrambling "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

FAA Tapes Deepen UFO Incident Mystery That Sent F-15s Scrambling

Last November, The War Zone posted an exclusive story detailing a bizarre incident involving an unidentified aircraft that transited the skies of the Pacific Northwest in the early evening of October 25th, 2017. What started as a radar target moving at very high speed over Northern California turned into a series of eyewitness accounts made by nearby airline pilots traveling northward over Oregon. Even F-15 fighters were launched to intercept the mysterious intruder that quickly became invisible to radar.

Now, through the Freedom of Information Act, we present what could be one of the most insightful instances of official documentation surrounding such an encounter that had already been confirmed to have occurred by both the FAA and the USAF. These materials include fascinating audio recordings of radio transmissions and phone calls made as the incident was unfolding, as well as pilot interviews, and conversations between FAA officials made in the aftermath of the highly peculiar incident. READ MORE


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3 Ways to Detox Your Body Through Your Feet "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

You have probably seen things on TV in the past about the detoxing foot pads and thins of the sort, right? Well, you dont have to buy all that fancy stuff to get the job done, a foot detox is far more simple than most people make it out to be.

There are actually several different ways you can detox through your feet. Some people prefer one method over another, but personally, I like them all pretty well. According to Chinese medicine, there are energy points in our feet that are linked to different organs so if you are able to get them all just right you can work to detox them. Below you will find several of the different ways you can detox your feet if you think it would be something you are interested in. These are all relatively simple, relaxing, and make a huge difference.

3 Ways You Can Detox Through Your Feet:

1. Salt Detox Bath

This can be done for your whole body or just your feet, that is up to you. I personally do this one for my whole body, but not everyone is into that idea. With that being said, it is probably the easiest out of the ones on this list in my opinion.

Things Needed:

1 cup of Epsom salt

1 cup of sea salt

2 cups of baking soda

1 cup ACV apple cider vinegar


Add everything into hot water. You can do this in the tub or if you want to do it just for your feet use a small container or foot bath. If you opt for the foot bath reduce the measurements by half. Mix things until they dissolve and then get in leave your feet submerged for about 20-30 minutes. I also like to scrub my feet close to the end with a rough sponge as it helps with dead skin.

2. Oxygen Foot Bath

Things Needed:

2 cups of hydrogen peroxide

2 tablespoons of dried ginger powder


Fill the container or tub with hot water and add everything in. Soak for about 30 minutes, be it whole body or just feet. This one will also need to be done for about 30 minutes. While it sounds simple, it is quite useful.

3. Clay Foot Bath

Things Needed:

1 cup of bentonite clay

1 cup of Epsom salt



Baby-On-Board Sign Reminds Dangerous Idiots To Drive Safely Around 2,360kg Suburban 4WD "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Local Bulimba women, Tracey Oxford isnt taking any chances with her 36 month old, Johannes. After a few near misses in the sleepy river bend Brisbane suburb, including one incident where both her son and ageing mother were awoken by a noisy oncoming motorbike that nearly drove off the road out of []

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Flea market finds. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Just got home from a nice day at a flea market. Found quite a bit of useful stuff. Among the tools I got also found a nice pair of boots, a cover for my helmet and a Bianchi M-12 holster! Grabbed an ammo can at Walmart too.


How the Beatles Trip to India Changed the face of Spirituality in the West. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Exactly half a century ago (contemplate that, Baby Boomers), the Beatles were settling into the ashram of their guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in the small Himalayan pilgrimage town of Rishikesh. The global media descended on the quiet, holy place, which would soon become a major destination for tourists, aspiring yogis, and seekers of enlightenment. The coverage was nonstop, as it had been six months earlier when the Fab Four initially met Maharishi and became public advocates of his Transcendental Meditation (TM).


Netanyahu Orders Gaza Strike As Police Issue Arrest Warrant "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorised an illegal air strike on the Gaza Strip Sunday, as police move to arrest the leader on corruption charges. 

Throughout Saturday and Sunday, Israeli warplanes pounded the Gaza Strip, with officials reporting strikes against 18 separate targets.

Israel reported all the places attacked in Gaza as terror targets, despite killing civilians. Israeli media described the attacks as the heaviest fighting in years, and officials played up the idea that Israel would carry out more attacks in the days to come.

The attacks come amid police arresting government officials connected to Netanyahu. reports: Seven Israelis were arrested on Sunday in what the police call Case 4000, a new investigation in which members of Netanyahus innermost circle are suspected of intervening with regulators to help the Bezeq group, an Israeli communications giant then run by a close friend of the prime minister, in exchange for favorable coverage of Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, on a news portal owned by the company.

Though Netanayhu has not been named as a suspect in the case, numerous Israeli news outlets reported on Sunday that he is expected to be questioned under caution, a term used for suspects in criminal cases.

The names of those arrested were not officially announced. But for about an hour before the imposition of a gag order on all details of the investigation, the Haaretz news website reported that they included Nir Hefetz, a close friend of the Netanyahus and the prime ministers former communications director, and Shlomo Filber, a Netanyahu associate who served as director general of the Communications Ministry.

Sundays revelations came only five days after the police announced their recommendation, presented to the attorney general, that Netanyahu be indicted on charges of bribery, fr...


The Stranger In The Woods "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This book was about the North Pond Hermit in Maine. 27 years alone. Some dispute that fact though. I believe it myself. The burglarizing part is disturbing but I wasnt in his shoes. I give this book two thumbs up. :D


Counterparty Cash Announces Support for Token Assets "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Counterparty Cash Announces ERC20 Competitor with Edge Wallet Support for Tokens

Also read: The ICO Scam Train Arrives in Sweden Meet Starflow

The Ecosystem Building Around Bitcoin Cash Is Very Healthy

Counterparty Cash Announces ERC20 Competitor with Edge Wallet Support for TokensOn February 18 spoke with the creator of the ...


Review: Walther Creed 9 mm Pistol "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Sounds like a pretty fair firearm at an excellent price...

"While it might lack a detail or two, this pistol is going to stun the market like the jab of its fictional namesake pugilist. What the Walther Creed brings into the ring is value. Its a German-engineered, 16-shot pistol that performs reliably and well, yet has an MSRP of only $399."

Review: Walther Creed 9 mm Pistol


Bangladesh: Authorities Trying Yet Failing to Curb Cryptocurrency Use "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Despite threats of some of the planets harshest punishments, police in Bangladesh are struggling to stamp out the use of cryptocurrency in accordance with their legislation. Several different groups have recently combined resources at the behest of the central bank. As yet, there has been little progress towards eradicating the use of digital currency.

Harsh Penalties for Cryptocurrency Trading are Nothing New

Bangladeshs draconian attitudes towards the rapidly expanding cryptocurrency space are hardly a recent development. Back in September 2014, the government made it illegal to transact in any form of digital currency. The maximum penalty for doing so is an unfathomably strict 12 years of jail time.

Late last year, the inefficacy of the threat of such harsh sanctions was revealed. A notice from the Bangladeshi Central Bank entitled Caution on Bitcoin Transaction: Warning against online transactions in Cryptocurrency (eg. Bitcoin, Litecoin) proved that the rampant use of digital currency in the nation was still a concern for the central financial institution. The document stated:

As these are not legal tenders issued by any legal authorities of the country, no one can make any financial claim against these.

The notice went on to state that those trading in digital currencies may be violating the Money Laundering Prevention Act 2012. In addition, the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act of 1947 was cited, along with a general plea from the bank for people to not make transactions in virtual currencies.

The latter request, along with recent multilateral efforts from various government and non-government departments to track down cryptocurrency users highlight how difficult the issue is to police.

The Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) and Foreign Exchange Police Department are currently searching for cryptocurrency traders. They have also drafted in the assistance of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

Nazmil Islam, Assistant Deputy Commissioner of the Cyber Crime Unit, told the Dhaka Tribune:

We have already located a few bitcoin users, and are on the hunt for more, along with a few web pages which are being checked for authenticity. Investigating cryptocurrency trading is a complex matter.



5 ways Wonderfruit makes sustainable living easy and fun "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

As it wraps up its fourth edition, Wonderfruit set the bar high with sustainability objectives like the use of cryptocurrency and biodegradable tableware. But has it met its targets?


Native American Tribal Governments Host Middle East Business (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

[image: Elaine Willman]I quickly developed a fascination with my first introduction to the activities of Native American Tribal governments when I read Elaine Willmans book, Going To Pieces: The Dismantling Of  the United States of America.  The books message reveals the unheralded antics of Tribal governments gambling casinos and their relationship with the U.S. federal government.  As with most busy Americans, I had never looked into that relationship. My initial impulse, any time the subject of Indian gaming casinos came up, was typical Good for them. Let em make some money! The underlying presumption behind that impulse was that if the casinos made plenty of money, the Indians living on Reservations would see an improvement in their daily lives better housing, better local economies, better schools, etc. But that is not happening as intended.

Elaines book ignited a keen interest in learning more.  She poses some alarming disclosures


On the art of living a real simple life "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Ive adapted a new habit lately. With coffee in hand, I start each day in front of this big picture window, overlooking the mountain view. No lights need to be turned on. I just walk down the stairs, and allow nature to take its course. I wouldnt regard this room as cozy. Id describe it []

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Tezos Co-Founder Kathleen Breitman: Platform Will Soon Be Launched "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Tezos CEO Kathleen Breitman promised to launch the platform in a matter of weeks, regardless of the ongoing legal troubles. #NEWS


Since were Talking About Tide Pods, lets talk About this Common Household Product that Killed my Stepbrother. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

"The recent Tide Pod challenge has received more public outcry, and although its obviously an issue, huffing should be on our radar, too."


Amazing Woven Bamboo House -Traditional Green Building "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

This amazing video by architect Gordan Clarke is very enlightening and inspiring. Note the keywords in the title Traditional Green Building. Thats a key concept often missing in todays green building movement, where granite countertops are imported from Italy, exotic woods from far off jungles are turned into furniture, etc. to build high end eco mansions. In contrast, this video shows how simple, natural and affordable housing can be.

The Ethiopian bamboo builders deserve a lot of credit. They are obviously master builders with many years of experience. Theyre able to skillfully turn virtually free natural materials into a home that can last 70 years! That really is amazing. Lets say you didnt want to build a house like this yourself, you could hire a crew and probably have it built for under $1,000 in Ethiopia. Guestimated cost: 10 workers x $5/day x 15 days = $750 plus materials. That means the cost of housing spread over 70 years would be practically nil.

These bamboo houses are popular with tourists, so while youre at it you might as well build a few more to rent. The biggest problem may be getting decent Internet service




Local Bankers Chuffed To Learn Royal Commission Is Now Out Of The News Cycle "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Down by the banks of the French Quarters largest artificial lake, local bankers congregate at a popular licenced premise to socialise, talk about money, laugh at by-the-hour workers pouring money into cryptocurrency and above all, sigh in relief that the Joyce saga has relegated the Royal Commission into banking back to page seven. []

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Wonder Woman: Feminist Role Model or Male Fantasy? "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

51KGKeUX+SLOn the 20th of February 1893, American psychologist Elizabeth Holloway was born on the Isle of Man, subsequently immigrating and growing up in Boston, Massachusetts. Elizabeth and her husband William Moulton Marston scientist, psychologist and writer, formed a peculiarly creative pair. He ended up making an important scientific discovery when his wife told him of her observation that when she became angry or excited her blood pressure seemed to climb. And that is how Bill invented the polygraph (otherwise known as the lie detector). Elizabeth was also the chief inspiration behind his comic character, Wonder Woman, a superheroine series published by DC Comics in 1941. Her depiction as an amazon fighting for justice, love, peace, and sexual equality has led to Wonder Woman being considered as the ageless grandmother of feminist icons. It is then interesting to find out where Wonder Womans real powers hail from

Elizabeth Holloways own life was in many ways that of a woman determined to make her own abilities count and to fight for he...


Mount Adams, Washington, Albert Bierstadt, 1875 "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Mount Adams, Washington, Albert Bierstadt, 1875


Dont believe the hype. The five largest ICO exit scams: Expert Take "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Investors of five largest ICO exit scams lost over $20 million. #EXPERT_TAKE


Uncertified tests show Franklin water at acceptable fluoride levels "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The high level of fluoride that has been in the water of many Franklin Water Department customers has returned to an acceptable range, Franklin City Manager Tracy Jamieson said this morning.

Although Jamieson said it is fine to drink the water, she stressed testing results are not certified and alternative sources of drinking water for children under age 9 should be provided.

I want to get all this confirmed by the DEP, Jamieson said. Im hoping by mid-morning (Tuesday) they will have a chance to look it over and well be good to go.

Jamieson said the levels in all affected areas the state wanted the city to check for high levels of fluoride were beginning to come in at below the citys target range of 0.9 milligram per liter by late last week.

The majority of the locations checked Save-A-Lot, Rocky Grove High School, Caring Place, Central Elementary School, Giant Eagle and 44 Circle St. are located in either the Third Ward, Rocky Grove or Oak Hill.

On Monday morning, she said, all affected areas were below 0.9 mg/L. The states acceptable level is 2 mg/L.

Jamieson said the city will continue to offer all Franklin Water Department customers cases of bottled water until test results are certified by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Bottled water remains available at the Franklin Fire Department on 13th Street from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Anyone unable to get to the fire department can have water delivered by calling City Hall at 437-1485 or 437-1463, on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or the Franklin Police Department at 437-1644, after hours.

Were still continuing to turn water over in our tanks to make sure no high levels of fluoride have come in, Jamieson said. Were draining the tanks and then putting more water in to cut the (fluoride) concentration down.

Meanwhile, to be safe, Jamieson said the city has been testing beyond the areas that were affected.

We are checking anywhere from 12th Street to the lower side of town, Jamieson said.

*Original article online at


Coconut Oil for Reversing Alzheimers Disease Now Clinically Studied "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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by PAUL FASSA Dr. Mary Newport, desperate after orthodox medical attempts failed her husbands dwindling dysfunction from Alzheimers, discovered coconut oil and rescued him from having to be put away in a special home. His remarkable recovery went viral on the internet and Dr. Newport wrote a 2011-12 bestseller, Alzheimers Disease: What if There Was []

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Unique Paper Craft Kits for All Seasons "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Paper craft kits are a great way to find a new hobby, develop a new skill, or simply save time gathering supplies. What's better than having the essentials at your fingertips, and not even needing to...

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Corbyn told us where he hid the biscuits claims Czech intelligence officer "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A former high ranking Czech intelligence officer claims that Jeremy Corbyn once let slip where he hid the Chocolate Hob Nobs from his fellow back benchers.  Czech intelligence files from the 1980s also revealed how Corbyn passed on other sensitive information that only a Shadow Cabinet back bench outsider would have had access to.

The spy claims that Corbyn once told him where the nearest dry cleaners were, which delicatessens stocked the best Fair Trade mung beans and which railings to chain your push-bike to if you were late for a meeting.  I asked him about the dry cleaners and he just came right out with it said the former Czech agent I didnt even have to pay for the information. He gave it willinglywithout even fixing a price. In my country information like that would have cost you 500 koruna.

The Czech spy, who posed as a home-made jam maker to gain Corbyns trust also claims the Labour leader once used a Westminster photocopying machine to print private documents which he distributed amongst his friends.  I remember one such documentit was called Allotment Weeklyanother was on how best to compost a teabag. We had our top code breakers working around the clock to work out what secret messages were contained within the documentsbut we never cracked it.
To the casual observer these documents seemed mind numbingly dull and utterly pointless.

We even tried blackmail with photoshopped images of him in bed with a hippo wearing a pink tutubut then we discovered hed had an affair with Diane Abbot in the 1970sso it was quite clear that wasnt going to work.  We decided he was a double agent, playing us against the Americans.he is still a legend in the StB.

With friends like Corbyn passing on sensitive information to our intelligence agencies you can see why we eventually lost the Cold War.  You Brits should be proud of him, he saved your countryhe really was that good.

hat tip to Crayon


Book Review: What Happened in Vienna, Jack? by Daniel Kemp "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

Why This Book

Im beginning to read more from a few publishers that publish other books Ive enjoyed, and this author is under contract with one of those companies, Creativia. What Happened in Vienna, Jack? by Daniel Kemp fell into my lap while it was on sale via Amazon last month, so I allotted it to February and made it a current read this week. I always look forward to clever and complex thriller and suspense fiction, and this one hit the spot. Kudos to the author!


Approach & Style

I read this ~350 page book via Kindle Reader on my iPad over four days and six hours. It is a British period piece focusing on a few decades in the mid-twentieth century involving a spy, military, police, murder, intrigue and war. And thats just the beginning! The language is very intricate and detailed. The story hops through the past and the present. It focuses on a few different critical characters you get to know little by little or all at once! But my favorite part is how it offers up a true British nostalgia and ambiance.

Key Thoughts

Espionage and murder could it get any better when it comes to solving a mystery? Author Kemp provides all the suspense and thrills in this very descriptive story. Main detective Patrick is very charismatic in an offbeat way, but he will also stand out as a highly intelligent and trustworthy confidante you enjoy s...


Achtung Baby: When It Comes to Parenting 4-Year-Olds, Germany Is More Laid Back Than America "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Romrodinka / DreamstimeAchtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children by Sara Zaske represents the latest in a series of books about other countries getting it right while America gets it very, very wrongit being parenting.

Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting suggested we ignore our kids while we smoke and have affairs (in not so many words). Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother said to burn our kids stuffed animals if they dont practice enough piano (in not so many words). And the slightly more obscure Danish Way of Parenting told us to read our kids sad tales with dark endings; in the Hans Christian Andersen version, the Little Mermaid does not get the prince, and is so heartbroken that she turns into sea foam.

But as sad as Scandinavias stories are, heres what were really supposed to


Modern Farmhouse Kitchen ... Almost Done "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

In this week's video, we added wall cabinets - finally! - to our DIY kitchen!

The open shelves (plans coming soon) were such a fun and perfect addition to our kitchen.

I thought I'd also share a few photos of the kitchen for those of you who haven't seen the video.

Before  .....

A dozen sheets of plywood later .....

We've got alot going on in the ceiling woodwork, so I knew I wanted simple white cabinets to not compete. 

We DIYed all the cabinetry - I'd estimate about $2000 in materials, for this huge kitchen, with no less than 18 drawers, hidden dishwasher, and a built-in fridge and wall ovens. 

Quite a bargain!

Over the years, I've found the...


Study Finds Police Shootings Reflect Structural Racism "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Part of the resistance to openly discussing this issue is that many people feel offended by criticism of people who are risking their lives to protect all of us. Our study suggests that this problem is not simply about the actions of individuals, but about the actions of all of society. ~ Michael Siegel

It turns out that the issue of peacefully kneeling protestors and cops killing unarmed black men is just the tip of the iceberg. The greater iceberg hidden beneath the surface is structural racism, which tends to lead to segregation and structural violence. Bottom line: racism is a cultural problem.

A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) finds states with a greater degree of structural racism, particularly residential segregation, have higher racial disparities in fatal police shootings of unarmed victims.

Structural racism is a broader cultural problem influenced by institutional practices and cultural representations (statism) manifested by a rich-poor dynamic. Couple that with statist indoctrination and economic debt slavery and you get structural violence. Structural violence is the bastard child of structural racism and statist indoctrination.

Heres the thing: Most people will agree that racism and violence are inherently unhealthy. So, most people will not purposefully act in racist or violent ways. But when your entire society is based upon violence and segregation (both racial and economic), people are more likely to unwittingly or unintentionally act in racists and violent ways. This includes, most definitely, cops.

If offense-minded policing, based on the hyper-violence of statism, leads to structural racism, on the one side; then it stands to reason that structural violence leads to the violent lashing-out by the oppressed, on the other side. As MLK Jr. surmised, A riot is the language of the unheard.

The oppressed person is sandwiched between his/her own state-indoctrinated upbringing within structural violence, and the absent-minded, outdated-law-pushing policeman representing the violent state. The result is a clash of racial violence that most people are not even aware of, where the poor and the oppressed (usually black people) are the victims of those with the monopoly on violence (usually police).

The problem, on both sides, is the violence festering at the core of our culture. Its a vicious cycle. Structural violence begets the monopoly on violence begets more structural violence. The oppressed get more oppressed. Th...


Vest Pockets for Everyday Carry "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

A few days ago I read a comment here on the blog from Skeezix. I had been intending to write an article about a wearable vest with lots of pockets for everyday carry items, and she got me motivated to do it. Heres what she said: Last year I started wearing the Uncle Miltie Travel Vest. Rothco Uncle Milty Vest It looks like a fishermans vest and it replaced my purse. It didnt work out quite as well as I had hoped. The weight of it when loaded cut into the back of my neck. Strangers would comment, Oh, youre

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Australian Country Musician Refines Glossy Nashville Accent For Song About Bush Pub "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Prominent Northern New South Wales country music singer, Dane Barker (26) is finally confident with his vocals ahead of the release of the first single of his debut album. Titled The Nindigully Living Room the song is written about the iconic Nindigully Pub. Built in 1864 in Nindigully, Queensland, is believed []

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The Long-Neglected Upstairs Bath "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Three years ago I had a great idea. An idea that was mostly driven by my desire to have one bathroom in this house that contained a tub suitable for soaking.

Anyone remember this tub (with an effing fireplace?!) from my last house?


Yeah. Me too. With pain in my heart every time I think about it.

This house has three full bathrooms, and, for the first 3 years I lived here, zero working bathtubs. I mean, there was one, kinda, but if you put more than 6 of water in it it started to leak and it also had iron stains that made it look like someone had previously been dismembered in there.



So, back to my great idea. Three years ago I decided to do a quick overhaul of the upstairs bathroom. In my mind that meant taking out the old tub (which meant the old tile had to come out too) then putting in a new tub, re-tiling the floor, and maybe a coat of paint. Voila! Done! Right?

Ha. Hahaha.

Yeah, no.

What actually happened was that I tore up the tile and realized the toilet had been leaking into the subfloor for the last twenty-ish years


I mean. I could have picked any hobby in the world. I could have been a person who golfs. But no. I had to pick the one that means Ive spent more hours of my life then I care to think about scraping up subfloor that has been rotted and soaked through with sewer water.


After the trauma with the subfloor and my desire not to spend any more time in that room, it took me a whole year to finally tile the shower surround (and only got it done because Sarahfrom the Ugly Duckling Housecame to visit and got my...


Rik Mayalls Final Curtain "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Rik Mayalls Final Curtain

Introduced by Ian Crane.  Mayall is a non-person in the media nowadays.  At the time he died, he was getting closer to exposing the truth of the world to his audience.  This is a discussion of his last British work with the film producer.  ONE BY ONE.

Rik Mayall is best known for his outstanding & unique comedy talent in roles such as the student anarchist, Rik, in The Young Ones; Lord Flashheart in Blackadder & the arch-Thatcherite Alan BStard in The New Statesman but who would have ever dreamed that his ambition was to become the new Anthony Hopkins? Rick Mayall showcased his talent to perform with great gravitas in his final UK film project, ONE by ONE a role he requested after reading the script of independent film-maker Diane Jessie Miller. This may yet prove to be Rick Mayalls greatest role and a truly memorable gift to Humanity ONE by ONE.


An Armed Cop Was on Campus When The Florida Shooting BeganNever Encountered Suspect "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

An Armed Cop Was on Campus When The Florida Shooting BeganNever Encountered Suspect

By Matt Agorist

Parkland, FL  Another tragic mass shooting has taken place on American soil in which a deranged coward opened fire on innocent adults and children alike, taking many of their lives in the process. As the details unfold about the history of the shooter and the foreknowledge of his threats to both law enforcement and the school, it appears that the American police state is an utter failure at preventing the tragedies it was ostensibly built to stop.

Everything that was supposed to prevent this tragedy from happening was in place and unfolded as it was designed to do. Nikolas Cruz was reported to the FBI by citizens for publicly declaring that he wanted to become a Professional School Shooter. However, the FBI apparently chose not to act on that information.

Whats more, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, to protect the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, an armed officer was on campus as the shooting began. However, according to Israel, the officer never encountered the suspect. Exactly how a police officer, who was already on the scene and whose job was to protect the students, was unable to even encounter the shooter remains a mystery.


'THEY KNEW 9/11 WAS COMING' Twin Towers cameraman claims hes got proof the George W Bush administration was behind terror attacks "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

911 cameraman found a safe that had been emptied prior to the attacks, and another with obvious signs of forced entry.

He filmed it all and never turned in the footage. He knew right away his footage would be destroyed so he kept it. His wife ended up dead less than a year later. He has been tried five times for killing her and was found innocent all 5 times. He is now in Argentina, and the U.S. wants him extradited to go on trial for the same thing again. This report by The Sun is well worth a read, see this

(Jim Stone)


Book Review: Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

I received Gingerbread Cookie Murder, a short novella in the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series by Joanne Fluke, as one of my Christmas presents last year. Ive a big fan of the series and always look forward to the read. It took me 1 hour to read this story, part of a larger paperback focused on murders involving gingerbread cookies. Its ~150 pages, but 1/3 is filled with recipes, so its just under a hundred pages of true text. In this issue, Hannah is having trouble with her new neighbor who plays loud Christmas music all the time. But she soon finds him dead in the refrigerator after trying to store her recent baked goods for a future dessert. Add in an $8M winning lottery ticket, someones divorce, a new dentist in town, and a suitor for Hannahs mother, then youve got lots going on in this one. It was a fun afternoon read and I look forward to the next book in the series.



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GOP Lawmaker Delivers Bag Of Prayers To Trump After School Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Idiots on parade: In a bizarre and asinine gesture Rep. Mike Bost delivers a big bag of prayers to President Trump after the Florida school shooting.   The outrage was real after Rep. Mike Bost posted a picture of himself delivering a big bag of thoughts and prayers to President Donald Trump. Many of Bosts []


The Famous Easter Island Statues are Covered in Indecipherable Petroglyphs "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

When the folks involved in The Easter Island Statue Project were given permission to dig up some of the famous heads on Easter Island, they found that


Israeli Tax Authority Outlines Tax Guidelines for Digital Currencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Israeli Tax Authority has issued a circular outlining its position on Bitcoin and other digital currencies. The agency will look at the issue in two ways to determine tax status: Those who buy digital currencies as an investment, versus those who trade in order to make a living or run a business. The even-more complex issue of regulating initial coin offerings (ICOs) is yet to be dealt with.

Regardless of which group users might fall into, as far as the Tax Authority is concerned, digital currencies like Bitcoin are to be considered an asset, not a currency.

This means that a person who holds digital currencies in order to create a capital gain while not engaging in business will be exempt from paying VAT (value added tax), but will be liable for capital gains tax, which in Israel is between 20-25% for most taxpayers; For those who engage with digital currencies for business purposes things are a little rougher, as they will have to pay 17% VAT on top of the capital gains tax.

Mining: Businesses that generate cryptocurrency through mining operations will be taxed as factories in Israel, depending on the volume of their activity. Further, entities whose income volume from cryptocurrency qualifies them as a business will now be considered a financial institute and will be taxed according to the same regulations that govern banks and currency exchanges in the country.

The Israeli Tax Authority also requires that all digital currency transactions be documented for a possible audit. This requirement, specifically, might face some opposition, as it seems to go against what decentralized, semi-anonymous digital currencies stand for.

The agency says that in order to be able to present relevant evidence in the case of an audit, the taxpayer must demand documents outlining the trade, and verify the existence of the transaction and its monetary volume. In addition, the seller must attach the pages of the bank accounts through which the purchase and sale funds were transferred (and/or a computer screen shot) as well as the date and time it was held by the seller.

Despite this, the Israel Bitcoin Association has come out in favor of the Tax Authoritys move primarily because it formally recognizes Bitcoin and other digital currencies as tangible things. Ch...


Five Major Revelations the Mainstream Media is Ignoring About the Florida Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Five Major Revelations the Mainstream Media is Ignoring About the Florida Shooting

By Matt Agorist

Parkland, FL  One of the deadliest school shootings in American history took place this week in Parkland, Florida and the suspected gunman has since confessed to this most heinous act. As details unfold, however, the mainstream media is failing to ask the hard questions which need to be answered.

While the media frantically attempts to use Nikolas Cruz to push their political agenda, bombshell revelations are being ignored, perhaps deliberately.

While corporate media continues to use this incident to ram divide down societys throat and push for gun confiscation, those of us in the alternative media world are asking questions that matter. The Free Thought Project has compiled a list of five major details about the shooting that took place Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that the media is conveniently choosing to ignore.

5. Cruz was reportedly taking antidepressants

In a likely attempt to protect their corporate sponsors in the pharmaceutical industry, the fact that Cruzs family told reporters that he was on medication for depression has managed to remain all but a blip in the mainstream.

As TFTP reported, the people who knew Cruz described him as a troubled teenager who was adopted when he was young and then was forced to move in with a friend after both of his adopted parents died. Jim Lewis, an attorney for the family that gave Cruz a place to live after his mother died in November, ...


Heroin Addiction in America Spearheaded by the US-led War on Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses:  174 deaths per day.  Seven per hour.  We must get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers if we are going to succeed in stopping this scourge.

My Administration is committed to fighting the drug epidemic and helping get treatment for those in need.  The struggle will be long and difficult but, as Americans always do, we will prevail. (Trump State of the Union, emphasis added)

Trump brings to the forefront the story of the Holets family of New Mexico:

Ryan Holets is 27 years old, and an officer with the Albuquerque Police Department.  He is here tonight with his wife Rebecca.  Last year, Ryan was on duty when he saw a pregnant, homeless woman preparing to inject heroin.  When Ryan told her she was going to harm her unborn child, she began to weep.  She told him she did not know where to turn, but badly wanted a safe home for her baby.

In that moment, Ryan said he felt God speak to him:  You will do it because you can.  He took out a picture of his wife and their four kids.  Then, he went home to tell his wife Rebecca.  In an instant, she agreed to adopt.  The Holets named their new daughter Hope.

Ryan and Rebecca:  You embody the goodness of our Nation.  Thank you, and congratulations. (Trump State of the Union, emphasis added)

Beautiful narrative. The Nation weeps, Ryan was interviewed on CNN. While he and his family take a courageous stance against heroin addiction, Trump sheds crocodile tears.

While Trump acknowledges that theres a drug epidemic the likes of which we have never seen in this country, his national public health emergency plan fails to address the underlying causes. Getting tougher on drug dealers and pushers involved in...


Book Review: Sea, Sky and Skeleton by Carolyn L. Dean "IndyWatch Feed Literature"

I started reading Carolyn L. Deans cozy mystery series over two years ago, but I hadnt been able to get back to it for a long time. After the holidays, I bought the next five books and committed to read one per month in 2018 until I caught up. Im finally back to reading them and picked up with Sea, Sky & Skeleton, the fourth book, this week. It was like a nice welcome home reminding me what Id missed. I enjoy Deans easy writing style, colorful characters, and clever settings.


I enjoyed the plot of the story and the development of the characters. It comes together nicely in the end with a cute little bow, too. My only concern is that two scenes were rushed relatively quickly, and while they helped draw out the killer, I w...


Operation Disclosure - RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - February 15th - 19th, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

**UPDATED for February 19, 2018**

 Operation Disclosure

RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - February 19, 2018

Alliance Ghost Operatives uncovered blueprints for prototype weapons from the Cabal-MIC D.U.M.B. located near Sawtooth Range before destroying it.

Attached to the blueprints were documents revealing plans for a particular prototype weapon being constructed at a hidden underground outpost located under Gannett Peak, Wyoming.

This particular prototype weapon is a long range, low frequency repeater which amplifies and re-routes standard HAARP signals.

This was a major concern for the Alliance due to the fact Gannett Peak is close to Yellowstone Caldera.

The Alliance have located this outpost and deployed Ghost Operative Teams to neutralize and destroy it as of 12:39 PM EST today.

The D.U.M.B. at Sawtooth Range was the last "recorded" Cabal-MIC D.U.M.B. that was built.

Cabal-MIC hidden underground outposts may still remain.

Note: These hidden underground outposts are not classified as D.U.M.B's.

All threats must be neutralized prior to bringing in the new financial system (RV/GCR) and beginning the transition event into Nova Earth.

The Alliance are racing against time as the window of opport...


Spring in the Willamette valley. "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Spring in the Willamette valley.


Jordan Sather: Pedogate MSM Disclosures "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The international aid industry needs to be aware of the scale of sexual abuse happening on their watch: Former UN chief says paedophilia is a word charities dare not say
EXCLUSIVE: Top UNICEF childrens rights campaigner who led UKs anti-smacking campaign is jailed for rape of boy, 13, in latest charity sex scandal

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How my Road Trip shook me from being a Free Spirit to a Normal Person. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

My sense of freedom evaporated on the second day as we pulled into a gas station in the heart of Amish country. I stared as a bespectacled and suspendered Amish gentleman walked into the convenience store and bought a Mountain Dew.


DHS Just Admitted Mainstream Media Has Misrepresented Facts on Russian Interference "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(Matt Agorist) Since late 2016, in instance after instance, the narrative on Russia hacking the election has been slowly exposed as a massive farce. Last year, that slow crawl toward death turned into a full on sprint as CNN, not once, but twice admitted that they pushed fake Russian news with no proof for ratings. Shortly after CNN, in their magnificent fall from the fake news pedestal, the New York Times quietly admitted their bombshell backbone to the entire Russian narrative was simply not true.

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Spain Mulls Tax Breaks for Blockchain and Crypto Firms "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Spain Mulls Tax Breaks for Blockchain and Crypto Firms

Proposals to introduce tax exemptions for companies using blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency have been put on the table in Spain. The ruling Peoples Party is preparing new legislation that will also offer incentives to entrepreneurs raising funds through ICOs. If lawmakers adopt the amendments, investors will not be required to report crypto assets under certain threshold.

Also read: Malta to Give Peace of Mind to Crypto Companies

In Spains Interest

Teodoro Garcia Egea, a deputy from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoys party who is working on the bill, thinks that it is in Spains interest to attract companies using blockchains. He insists the technology is a driver for business in industries such as finance, health and education. We hope to get the legislation ready this year, the lawmaker told Bloomberg, pointing out that the level of digitalization will be key for Spanish companies.



Cheap & Free Yoga: a Guide for the Broke, Busy & Nervous Newbies. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

After two years of practice, I can attest it is possible for the busy, overworked penny-pincher to learn and practice yoga without breaking the bank.


Five Habits to enhance our Psychic IntuitionAdvice for Skeptics. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

How intuitive abilities present themselves is different for everyone, so the trick is discovering where your natural intuitive strengths lie.


Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Tests Pivotal Resistance Levels Following Strong Rally "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Price Analysis

After a strong rally from the $6,000s, bitcoin ultimately saw a near 100% growth in market value as it now sits atop its rally in the low $11,000s. Currently, the market is testing well-known, strong resistance levels and is seeing quite turbulent shakeouts and rallies as it decides what the next market move will be. On a macro view, we can see that bitcoin is testing the strength of the daily 50 EMA:

fig1Figure 1: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Macro Trend

The red square at the top of the trend represents a macro distribution trading range that ultimately led to the decline in value of the last couple months. At the time of this article, we are currently testing the lower boundary of this trading range:

fig2Figure 2: BTC-USD, 4-Hour Candles, Retest of Distribution Trading Range

In a typical markdown phase of a market cycle, it is quite common for a distribution trading range to break down through the bottom, see a strong drop in price, and then see a rally that leads to a retest of the lower limits of the prior distribution trading range.

The markdown from the top of the market cycle has been well defined by the red, dotted channel sloping downward in the image above. This current rally has the price pushing beyond the limits of the channel and shows a break of the current downward trend.

One thing that should be noted however is that a breakdown of a downward trend doesnt necessarily mean that it will become an uptrend. Its entirely possible that a break from the downward trend could lead into a consolidation...


Actor Steven Seagal Endorses Questionable 'Bitcoiin' ICO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Action film star Steven Seagal has become the brand ambassador for a controversial cryptocurrency ahead of an initial coin offering (ICO).


A Heart-Stirring Poem for those who wish they could Start Over. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I doubt life was ever meant to be lived as one perfect whole, with a beginning, a middle, and an end...


What Is Up With Those Pentagon Videos? Wired "IndyWatch Feed Uncanny"

On December 17, 2017, a newspaper printed a story titled Real U.F.O.s? Pentagon Unit Tried to Know. No, the headline wasnt surrounded by text about post-baby bods and B-listers secret sorrows. Because it was on the front page of The New York Times.

The article describes a federally funded program that investigated reports of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs, the take-me-seriously acronym that includes UFOs). And within the story, the Times embedded videos of two such UAPs.

Although the article was careful not to say that unidentified meant extraterrestrial, the Department of Defense acknowledged the program, and it was easy enough for readers to draw the conclusion that these videos could show alien aircraft. The Times supplemented one of the clips with a first-hand account of a Navy pilot who was sent to investigate mysterious aircraft that appearedpoof!at 80,000 feet, dropped down to 20,000, and then seemed to hover before either leaving radar range or launching straight up. Weird, right?

The discovery, and federal acknowledgement, of a UFO of non-earthly origin would be revelatoryand the Times scoop seemed to suggest that such a worldview-shifting scenario is at least not not-true. That the videos came courtesy of the Defense Department made it easier for readers to put faith in their validity.

The video footage, in this case, is what captures peoples imagination and is part of what made this case more compelling, says historian Greg Eghigian, a recent NASA and American Historical Association Fellow in Aerospace History.

But there are a few missing links in this narrative chain, links that need to be forged before anyone has enough information to accurately interpret these videos, let alone conclude they even remotely suggest anything extraterrestrial.

But wait, this story broke the news that the DOD had a secret UFO program and had released secret video! Thats huge!

Heres what happened. About a decade ago, the Department of Defense inaugurated a UFO program, budgeted at $22 million according to the Times. It went by AATIP, for Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, though the Times story refers to it as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. Its purpose was t...

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