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Sep 01 10:29

The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet

Do we have the Internet we deserve? There’s an argument to say that yes, we absolutely do. Given web users’ general reluctance to pay for content. We are of course, paying. Just not with cold hard cash, but with our privacy — as digital business models rely on gathering and selling intel on their users to make the money to pay (the investors who paid) for the free service.

A UK startup called MaidSafe, based in the small town of Troon in Scotland, reckons the myriad problems with today’s Internet can be linked to a design quirk of its underlying architecture. And that the answer to solving the web’s most perennial issues, such as finding sustainable digital business models for content, safeguarding user data and privacy, and thwarting hacking, malware and overreaching surveillance, is to begin again — with a whole new re-architected Internet.

Aug 31 07:25

Google's Self-Driving Car Can't Navigate Heavy Rain Or Most Roads

Apparently the famous Google self-driving car isn't that close to giving us hands-free transportation after all.

While Google's fleet has safely driven more than 700,000 miles, the autonomous model relies so heavily on maps and detailed data that it can't yet drive itself in 99 percent of the country, according to an MIT Technology Review report.

Aug 30 13:03

‘Gun Boom’ in the US is Over, but Weapon Sales still High

Gun sales in the United States have slipped in 2014 compared to last year, but they’re still higher than at any other point in the last decade.

Aug 30 12:23

Consumer Spending Drops as Car Sales Stall

U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed.

Aug 30 12:13

5 ways to save water in a drought-stricken world

Water is the essence of life. Humans are bound to this universal mandate as is any other form of life, but how we differ is our ability to control consumption and preserve what is perhaps the most precious gift that the universe has given us.

Aug 29 14:11

Labor Day exhausted: 40-hour work week grows to 47-60 hours

The old “9 to 5” work week is becoming about as obsolete as the American Dream. A new Gallup poll finds that economically-stressed Americans are now working an “average” of 47 hours, with a growing number clocking 60 hours or more.

Aug 29 06:31

Dr. Andrew Wakefield speaks out about CDC scientist's admission of vaccine research fraud - video

A stunning new interview with Dr. Andrew Wakefield conducted by Gary Franchi of the Next News Network has just been posted. This interview is the first video interview with Dr. Wakefield following the admission of scientific fraud by a top CDC scientist named Dr. William Thompson.

Earlier this week, Dr. Thompson went public with an historic confession, admitting the CDC knowingly conspired to bury the evidence that MMR vaccines caused a 340% increase in autism among African-American children.

Aug 29 05:00

Another Online Retailer Thinks It Can Charge Customers For Complaining; Now Facing Lawsuit In New York

KlearGear's unprecedented $3,500 charge for customer complaints tossed whatever little reputation it had down the drain and it's abusive actions earned it a $300,000 judgement when a former customer took it to court. Of course, the company only exists as a half-assed website and handful of remailing services. Someone named Vic Mathieu claimed the company is actually run by Descoteaux Boutiques out of France, and as such, is out of reach of the judgement.

The Consumerist has come across another online retailer that thinks it can charge customers if they even think about complaining, one that also has no real representatives and whose address is a UPS store

Aug 29 04:31

Wall Street Admits That A Cyberattack Could Crash Our Banking System At Any Time

Wall Street banks are getting hit by cyber attacks every single minute of every single day. It is a massive onslaught that is not highly publicized because the bankers do not want to alarm the public. But as you will see below, one big Wall Street bank is spending 250 million dollars a year just by themselves to combat this growing problem. The truth is that our financial system is not nearly as stable as most Americans think that it is.

Aug 29 00:59

3 Vaccines That Should Be Banned And Never Administered To Any Child

Waking Times

Before following the advice of your medical doctor on immunization (which is not synonymous with vaccination), you may want to reconsider giving any vaccines to your child until you have completed sufficient research on the risks, side effects and actual causes of the diseases you are vaccinating against. The following are three highly controversial vaccines that many experts now believe should be banned from all vaccination practices in children.

Aug 28 15:53

Actor Rob Schneider has obtained copies of CDC cover-up documents, urges California to investigate scientific fraud

The CDC whistleblower story is exploding, and despite the best efforts of the mainstream media to maintain a total media blackout on the story, the truth is spreading like wildfire across the internet and social media.

Aug 28 15:23

The truth behind social media-driven donation campaigns

Tactic often used to scam well-meaning people

Aug 28 15:20

How safe is your Money? Five Major U.S. Banks Hacked this month

The FBI is investigating five major bank security breaches this month that experts think may have come from state-sponsored hackers in Russia. The attacks, which happened earlier this month, gave hackers access to gigabytes of checking and savings account data that could be used to drain accounts.

Not safe in the banks regardless, but more reason to keep ONLY WHAT YOU NEED in there for bills etc...

Aug 28 10:07

Confidential Australia Data Retention Discussion Paper Leaked

It’s the secret industry consultation paper the Australian federal government didn’t want you to see.

Aug 28 09:51

How big telecom smothers city-run broadband

But a 1999 Tennessee law prohibits cities that operate their own Internet networks from providing access outside the boundaries where they provide electrical service. Bowling wanted to change that and introduced a bill in February that would allow them to expand.

Enlarge / State Sen. Janice Bowling, a Republican from Tullahoma, Tennessee, says she was surprised by AT&T’s adversarial reaction to her bill to allow cities to expand their broadband networks.

Allan Holmes/Center for Public Integrity

She viewed the network, which offers Tullahoma residents speeds about 80 times faster than AT&T and 10 times faster than Charter (according to advertised services), as a utility, like electricity, that all Tennesseans need.

Aug 28 07:46

CNN Publishes Psyops Story Denying Vaccine-Autism Link

Sayer Ji
Activist Post

CNN just dropped the bomb many of us have been waiting for: pure denial. They have been waiting patiently for the journal -- Transactional Neurodegeneration -- which published the historical study on the link between autism and MMR vaccine to retract, redact and otherwise deny the truth of the study.

For the record, we contacted the editor-in-chief of Transactional Neurodegeneration, Professor Shengdi Chen tonight, with this communication...

Aug 28 07:06

80% of Grocery Food in US Contain Ingredients Banned In Other Countries

According to the new book Rich Food, Poor Food, ingredients commonly found in up to 80 percent of all pre-packaged foods on grocers shelves in the U.S. have been banned in other countries. As alarming as such information is, food safety outlook becomes even bleaker when we consider other banned and toxic food items.

In the book, authors Mira and Jason Calton provide a list of banned ingredients which they term "Banned Bad Boys" as well as the countries which have banned them. Among the items is Olestra - commonly used in low/no-fat snack foods and known to cause serious gastrointestinal issues - which has been banned in the United Kingdom and Canada.

Worse is brominated vegetable oil, a substance found in Mountain Dew and Fresca which has been banned in more than 100 countries. As the authors state, brominated vegetable oil "has been linked to basically every form of thyroid disease - from cancer to autoimmune diseases - known to man."

Aug 28 07:02

Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young african american boys: a reanalysis of CDC data

A significant number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder suffer a loss of previously-acquired skills, suggesting neurodegeneration or a type of progressive encephalopathy with an etiological basis occurring after birth. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectof the age at which children got their first Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine on autism incidence. This is a reanalysis of the data set, obtained from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), used for the Destefano et al. 2004 publication on the timing of the first MMR vaccine and autism diagnoses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the report by Brian Hooker which Translational Neurodegeneration has removed from their servers after the whistle was blown regarding the CDC's cover-up of the link between vaccines and autism.

Aug 28 03:32

Back-to-School Vaccines: Know the Risks and Failures

Waking Times

As summer comes to an end, the drumbeat promoting back-to-school vaccinations grows louder and louder in America. Unlike children in Canada and the European Union,1, 2 our children must get dozens of doses of vaccines or they can’t get a public school education.3

Aug 28 02:40

Venezuela Will Begin Fingerprinting Grocery Shoppers To Control How Much Food They Buy

Venezuela’s food shortage is so bad the country is mandating that people scan their fingerprints at grocery stores in order to keep people from buying too much of a single item.

Aug 27 14:09

4-Year Low on Tap for Labor Day Gas Prices

The average pump price of a gallon of gas is expected to reach $3.41 by the Labor Day weekend, down more than a penny from Wednesday’s price and down more than 2.5 cents from last Friday’s price. The holiday price is 18 cents below last Labor Day and a whopping 42 cents below the Labor Day 2012 price.

Aug 27 13:50

Dozens of Businesses Move HQs Outside America Under Obama

This process, called inversion, has been occurring more and more often, despite the fascistic suggestion by President Obama that headquartering outside the United States represents a betrayal of God and country. Members of the Obama administration have taken to labeling business inversions a lack of “economic patriotism” – presumably under the assumption that to stay in America, cut jobs, and lose all profits in order to pay higher taxes represents a sort of higher moral value than moving one’s headquarters and continuing to pay millions of workers and reward consumers with better and cheaper products.

Aug 27 12:15

Justice Department confirms lost IRS emails are stored on backup drives

for weeks the IRS and Obama Administration told the American people a carefully crafted narrative regarding the whereabouts of emails containing information surrounding the targeting of specific groups and individuals based on their political party.

Aug 27 11:54

Media conspiracy to bury CDC whistleblower story protects vaccine makers at the expense of human life

One of the most extraordinary stories in American history is unfolding before our eyes today as the entire mainstream media conspires to suppress and bury the true story of a CDC scientist blowing the whistle on runaway scientific fraud at the agency.

Aug 27 11:36

Despite calls for humanity, Detroit resumes water shutoffs

CITIZEN ADVOCATES WARN THAT THE “WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING” AS CITY CUTS OFF WATER TO THOUSANDS OF MOST IMPOVERISHED RESIDENTS

Aug 27 07:05

CDC whistleblower is just the tip of the iceberg

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

William Thompson, the CDC whistleblower, has yet to step into the light and make a full and definitive statement about the CDC concealing MMR-vaccine dangers.

Mothers of autistic children are now preparing a class-action suit against the CDC for covering up the MMR vaccine-autism connection. They will undoubtedly want Thompson as a witness.

He can talk now or talk later.

The public at large still has blind faith in “medical experts” and the truth of published studies.

Fraud at the CDC? A study that was intentionally distorted to give a pass to a toxic and highly dangerous vaccine? What? How could that be?

Well, here’s a medical expert. For 20 years, she had a front-row seat that very few doctors or researchers ever occupy. Thousands of medical studies arrived at her desk. She was a “queen of judgment.”...

Aug 27 07:04

Medical Marijuana Laws Correlate with Fewer Prescription Drug Deaths

A study published Aug. 25th in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that in states where medical marijuana laws are in place, there are 25 percent fewer deaths from overdoses of painkillers.

“We think that people with chronic pain may be choosing to treat their pain with marijuana rather than with prescription painkillers, in states where this is legal,” said lead author Dr. Marcus Bachhuber, a researcher with the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was used to look, state by state, at the prescription painkiller overdose death rate between 1999 and 2010. (Deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses have risen over the past two decades, including a 118 percent increase between 1999 and 2011.) These findings were then correlated against 13 states that had medical marijuana laws at that time.

Aug 27 06:59

Hewlett-Packard Recalls Nearly 6 Million Power Cords Because Melting Doesn’t Charge The Computer

Computer power cords are meant to provide juice to your device; they aren’t meant to melt or catch fire. So when that happens, it’s time for a recall. Such is the case for Hewlett-Packard.

The computer company recalled nearly 6 million LS-15 AC power cords in the United States and Canada because they can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

Hewlett-Packard received 29 reports of the melting or charring power cords, two that included claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.

Aug 27 06:38

Judge Overturns Kaua’i Pesticide Reform Law

On Monday, a federal judge issued a ruling overturning a popular pesticide reform law passed by the Kauai County Council last year. Four global pesticide and genetically engineered seed corporations – DuPont, Syngenta, Dow, and DuPont Pioneer – all challenged the passage of the new law...

Aug 27 06:12

Are You Brushing Your Teeth with a Carcinogenic Endocrine Disruptor?

Some very damning evidence has come forward that the ingredient triclosan, originally registered as a pesticide but used in more modern times in a wide array of hygiene products, is an endocrine disruptor that may also cause other health issues like cancer, thyroid dysfunction, and infertility just to name a few.

Now that this has come to light, Colgate still refuses to remove the compound from its number one best-selling toothpaste, Total. After all, the company spent $38 million dollars and ten years getting it

Aug 27 04:52

Toxic Decayed Meat Being Sold As “Fresh

After reading this you may never trust Congress or the FDA again, let alone corporate chain grocery stores. This toxic practice makes seriously decayed meat look fresh for weeks and is banned in many countries including the European Union and Japan. Many consumers are unaware that over 70% of beef and chicken in the United States and Canada is treated with poisonous carbon monoxide gas and the FDA allows it, despite the known public health risks.

A bill was introduced in Congress that would require the labeling of meat that has been treated with carbon monoxide but it was never enacted and the topic was swept under the rug entirely. [Bill: H.R. 3115 (110th) introduced on July 19, 2007; never enacted.]

This practice makes meat appear and smell fresh even when contaminated with harmful bacteria such as Clostridium botulinum, Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E-coli 0157:H7

Aug 27 00:10

Best-Selling Toothpaste Contains Hazardous Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical

FDA-approved means they rubber-stamped cherry-picked documentation

Aug 26 22:00

Blue Blood Democratic Law Firm Advises Senate Candidate Cyrus Habib to Dodge Tough Questions*

*Of course the motivation is pure speculation. But given the lack of any substantive response, it is a logical inference.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cyrusgate? Did Perkins Coie Advise Cyrus Habib to Ignore Four Troublesome Questions in the 48th Senate Race Against Michelle Darnell?

Remember the four (4) questions I posed to 48th District Candidates Cyrus Habib and Michelle Darnell a month ago after a completely inaccurate endorsement from the Seattle Stranger stated that Ms. Darnell was in favor of raising taxes on Joe the Plumber? Well in case you don't recall, they are linked above and replicated in the comments section below for your edification.

Aug 26 16:30

How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law

Beginning next year, if you buy a cell phone in California that gets lost or stolen, you’ll have a built-in ability to remotely deactivate the phone under a new “kill switch” feature being mandated by California law—but the feature will make it easier for police and others to disable the phone as well, raising concerns among civil liberties groups about possible abuse.

Aug 26 16:12

YUMMY! Toxic Decayed Meat Being Sold As “Fresh”

After reading this you may never trust Congress or the FDA again, let alone corporate chain grocery stores. This toxic practice makes seriously decayed meat look fresh for weeks and is banned in many countries including the European Union and Japan.

Aug 26 13:34

Food Stamp Enrollments Top 45 Million 3 Years In a Row

President Barack Obama and vulnerable Democrats facing tough midterm elections in 71 days are scrambling to prop up the moribund U.S. economy in the minds of disgruntled voters. However, one of the quickest shorthand economic measurements–food stamp enrollments–paints a startling portrait of the “new normal” in the Obama economy.

Aug 26 12:22

Feds: Cost of Healthcare.gov Estimated $1.7 Billion

The federal government issued sixty contracts from 2009 to 2014 in efforts to build Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace. According to a report issued today by the inspector general (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the government had already paid out just under half a billion dollars by February 2014, five months after the beginning of open enrollment. The government is already under obligation for another $300 million, and the estimated value of the sixty contracts totals $1.7 billion. The OIG provided a summary of its findings:

Aug 26 11:15

States with medical pot see nearly 25 percent fewer fatal prescription drug overdoses

Crime rates drop. Overdose deaths drop. Potheads are better drivers with fewer accidents according to the insurance actuarials. Kills all kinds of cancer. Alleviates chronic pain. Grows new nerve cells...ect.! ect.! ect.!
GEE! Wonder why it's still illegal!

Aug 25 22:51

Elevated rates of thyroid cancer found in Fukushima youth

OVER 100 FUKUSHIMA YOUTH DIAGNOSED WITH DEFINITIVE OR SUSPECTED THYROID GLAND

Aug 25 21:00

Why You Should Never Buy Seafood From Big-Box Stores

Waking Times

Big-Box stores and their subsidiaries are generically the worst places to buy seafood from. They typically are the first to accept genetically modified foods and compromise the integrity and safety of their seafood supply.

Aug 25 17:38

CDC Whistleblower Reveals Widespread Manipulation of Scientific Data

Whistleblower Says CDC Knew in 2003 of Higher Autism Rate Among African-American Boys Receiving MMR Shot Earlier Than 36 Months

Aug 25 17:18

CDC vaccine-autism fraud: what victory looks like

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Here’s a clue: victory doesn’t look like a trickle of hidden data occasionally seeping out of a cavern.

This is all about making a case. An explosive case.

Most (honest) scientists don’t have a clue. They don’t know how or why a story explodes. They tend to favor the “trickle theory” of releasing information because it fits their notion of order and pattern.

Order and pattern have nothing to do with the asymmetrical way a story expands.

Maybe CDC whistleblower William Thompson eventually comes forward with a definitive public statement about egregious fraud at the CDC; maybe he doesn’t.

Waiting for him to do the right thing is a loser’s game.

There is another avenue to pursue:

The CDC data that would reveal fraud...

Aug 25 14:54

U.S. New Home Sales Fall Again

The U.S. Department of Commerce reported on Monday that new home sales fell 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 412,000 units, which is the lowest level since March, Reuters reported. New home sales also fell 7 percent in June.

Aug 25 13:36

Feds closer to expanded search & seizure authority to remotely hack into PCs

The feds need a search warrant before installing a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) on computers suspected of being used in crimes, but the government can keep the remote access operation a secret from their target for 30 days and sometimes even longer if a judge approves an extension.

Aug 25 13:14

China To Launch Its Own OS, Defying NSA Spying

The Chinese government has made it official: it is launching a computer operating system to replace the likes of Microsoft Corporation Windows.

Aug 25 12:06

Foreclosure: Court Slams Stafne Law Offices in Lamelson v. NWTS DTA/FDCPA Lawsuit Without Discovery.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Court Slam Stafne Law Offices in Lamelson v. NWTS Without Discovery: "They Have the Original Note and Allonge, Summary Judgment Granted."

Two videos forthcoming.
Saturday: Post Hearing Discussions
Monday: The entire hearing.

Aug 25 11:32

SLAUGHTER AT TURNER: 550 Buyouts, Layoffs Imminent; HLN, CNN Among Cuts

Some 550 buyouts are to be offered at Time Warner’s Turner network this week, including a large number of those at CNN and HLN, which will lead to layoffs if they are not taken voluntarily, according to an individual with knowledge of the network’s plans.

Aug 25 11:26

Governments across world can track movements of almost anyone with cellphone

Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on another continent.

Aug 25 11:20

Report: Spec Ops Contractors To Missouri: “Never Guessed We Would Deploy A High Threat Team In Our Own City”

The events in Ferguson, Missouri are a harbinger of things to come. In addition to the deployment of National Guard troops and the heavy militarization of local and federal law enforcement agents in the area, it looks like private special operations contractors with experience in middle east war zones have been asked to help.

Aug 25 11:18

Taser Experiences Record Stock Market Run-up

Taser International, the corporation that manufactures and sells electroshock weapons to police, is experiencing a market gain in the wake of Ferguson and the killing of Michael Brown.

Aug 25 08:58

CDC whistleblower, watch out; here come the mothers

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

I have it on good authority that over 200 mothers of autistic children are readying a class-action suit. They already have an attorney.

They will sue, at the very least, the authors of the 2004 DeStefano study that claimed there was no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

CDC whistleblower William Thompson, who was one of the authors of that study—and then exposed it as a fraud—should take notice.

He can become a witness for these mothers, or if he goes into seclusion and refuses to make a clear, complete, and definitive public statement, he could wind up being sued...

Aug 25 06:55

All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. They only needed Tom Cruise!

"Apocalyptic." "End-of-days strategic vision." "Beyond anything we have ever seen." "An imminent threat to every interest we have." "Beyond just a terrorist group." "We must prepare for everything."

So are they Martians? Alien invaders from Planet X? Destroyer spacecraft from the movie Independence Day?

The word movie is the clue. Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. It only needed Tom Cruise at their press conference to utter the words “Mission impossible”. Who writes this God-awful script? Can’t the US Defence Secretary and his joint chiefs chairman do better than this?

Aug 25 01:53

Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients

Waking Times

In 431 B.C. Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

More than 2500 years later, we are inundated with advertisements boasting the latest, greatest cure-all super drug. From a young age, we learn that it doesn’t matter how or what we eat, there is a quick fix around the corner for whatever ails us—whether we’re obese, have high blood pressure or bad cholesterol—just to name a few of the issues plaguing our society.

Aug 24 23:12

CDC whistleblower’s secret letter to Gerberding released by Natural News as mainstream media desperately censors explosive story

The CDC whistleblower who has come forward with proof that the CDC knowingly covered up scientific evidence linking the MMR vaccine to autism has now been revealed as William W. Thompson, PhD. To share this story, use tags #vaccinegate and #EndVaccineViolence

Aug 24 11:49

CNN iReport on CDC whistleblower spreads like wildfire, then censored

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

On August 22, a user named Bobby Dee posted a CNN iReport about the CDC whistleblower who states he cooked data to hide a vaccine-autism connection.

CNN iReports aren’t official CNN stories. They’re “user generated news…opinions belong to the submitter.”

Well, Bobby’s submission, as Celia Farber reports at truthbarrier.com, rocketed to 45,232 views in a matter of hours. 178 comments, 17 thousand shares.

http://truthbarrier.com/2014/08/23/cnn-complicit-in-media-coverup-of-c...

http://truthbarrier.com/2014/08/24/cnn-complicity-in-media-blackout-of...

Then it was axed, removed, deleted...

Aug 23 06:06

Lawsuit Number Two: Now Oregon’s Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Disaster

Oregon is suing its lead Obamacare contractor over the spectacular failure of the state’s Obamacare exchange website, weeks after the company originally sued Oregon over the project.

Oregon attorney general Ellen Rosenblum filed a 126-page lawsuit against Oracle on Friday, seeking over $200 million in damages. The complaint claims that Oracle officials made false statements and broke their contract with the exchange. Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, who’s facing Republican challenger Dennis Richardson for reelection in November, has publicly urged the state to sue Oracle since May.

“Today’s lawsuit clearly explains how egregiously Oracle has disserved Oregonians and our state agencies,” Rosenblum wrote.

Aug 22 15:08

The Tucker Was the 1940s Car of the Future

Visionary inventor? Preston Tucker risked everything when he saw his 1948 automobile as a vehicle for change.

“As a child, my father told me about the new Tucker,” Coppola recounts. “He had ordered one and invested in the Tucker stock. He took me to see the car when it was on exhibit and I was very excited. I remember the details very well and for months kept asking, ‘When is the Tucker coming?’ Finally he said it was never coming, and that the big companies didn’t want it to exist, and wouldn’t let Mr. Tucker buy steel or the supplies he needed.”
www.historicrail.com/images/0R97167-large.jpg

Aug 22 12:53

Mobilize – Finally A Documentary Depicting The Dangers Of Cell Phone Radiation

Arjun Walia
Activist Post

Cell phone use is only a couple of decades old, and just like anything else we use in this world, revelations regarding their use have not been properly examined and studied until now.

The use of cellular phones has become the norm today for people of all ages, using it to stay connected and keep in touch with friends and family. Almost everyone you see today has a cell phone. That’s why it’s so important to share documentaries like this one which are just starting to surface...

Aug 22 09:35

Xubuntu

One of Ubuntu's many flavors.Great for beginners!
www.dedoimedo.com/computers/xubuntu-trusty.html

Aug 22 09:26

Linux Mint

Great OS for beginners. Base on Ubuntu,which is base on Debian Linux. Available in Cinnamon,Mate,KDE and Xfce desktops.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeRpM0adN0k

Aug 22 09:22

Manjaro Linux

Another great Linux OS based on Archlinux. You can install graphically or by CLI. Done both. Intermediate Bloody bleeding edge OS and software.
If you have to you can still run Windows from Virtualbox!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POKxjp49-bs

Aug 22 09:17

Crunchbang Linux

This is a great little OS based on Debian stable Linux called Wheezy. Works great on old computers and runs like a bat out of hell on new ones. For intermediate users.
www.dedoimedo.com/computers/crunchbang-waldorf.html

Aug 22 07:30

Monsanto, GMOs, and the Future of Open Source Synthetic Biology

If the controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) tells us something indisputable, it is this: GMO food products from corporations like Monsanto are suspected to endanger health. On the other hand, an individual’s right to genetically modify and even synthesize entire organisms as part of his dietary or medical regimen could someday be a human right.

The suspicion that agri-giant companies do harm by designing crops is legitimate, even if evidence of harmful GMOs is scant to absent. Based on their own priorities and actions, we should have no doubt that self-interested corporations disregard the rights and wellbeing of local producers and consumers. This makes agri-giants producing GMOs harmful and untrustworthy, regardless of whether individual GMO products are actually harmful.

Aug 21 22:30

Vitamin D for Depression, Dementia, and Diabetes

Waking Times

Vitamin D research has repeatedly shown that vitamin D can improve a number of brain disorders, including depression and dementia—the most devastating form of which is Alzheimer’s disease.

Aug 21 22:25

6 of the Biotech Industry’s Biggest Marketing Lies to Convince You GMOs Are Great

Waking Times

By now, you’ve likely heard of Big Agriculture and Big Pharma, the huge industries behind the food we eat and drugs we take that quite ably tend to avoid government regulation. Less well known is Big Biotech, genetic engineering companies like Monsanto, Novartis and DuPont that work closely with Big Ag to create more “efficient” foods through chemistry. A good example is recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), a genetically engineered milk stimulator invented by Monsanto but soon embraced by Big Ag for its profit potential—getting more milk out of each cow. Living animals are called “units,” and treated as nothing more than unfeeling machines.

Aug 21 15:54

Raytheon & the NSA will now be recording everyone's license plate in Massachusetts

Technology and defense giant Raytheon was recently awarded a $130 million contract to install all-electronic tolling systems on the Massachusetts Turnpike and at several local tunnels. A unit of the company’s Integrated Defense Systems business will install the system over the next year and a half.

Aug 21 08:49

Glyphosate Market Continues to Boom Despite Health Concerns

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global glyphosate herbicides market was valued at USD 5.46 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 8.79 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 7.2% over the forecast period from 2013 to 2019. In terms of volume, the global glyphosate market demand was 718.6 kilo tons in 2012...

Aug 21 07:23

Food safety attorney, publisher fending off subpoenas over 'pink slime' stories

Attorney Bill Marler, one of the nation’s leading litigators in food safety issues, is increasingly also wearing a journalist’s hat.

In fact, Marler, a partner for MarlerClark in Seattle, has hired Davis Wright Tremaine attorney Bruce Johnson to fight off a subpoena that journalists for his publication, Seattle-based Food Safety News, last month received from Beef Products Inc.

Beef Products, a Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based meat processing company, manufactures a meat-based product it calls “lean finely textured beef,” but which detractors have dubbed “pink slime.”

That term was used by ABC’s Diane Sawyer, who i n a May, 2012 story with ABC reporter Jim Avila, stirred a controversy by reporting the use of the meat product in ground beef around the country.

Aug 20 11:45

Common Antibiotic Linked with Heart Deaths

Recently, researchers have been going back to study "time-tested" drugs only find inherent risk.

Aug 20 10:30

Passengers overcharged after TSA hikes ‘security fees’

Airlines and ticket agents are warning that hundreds of thousands of travelers might be getting overcharged on airline tickets to Alaska, Hawaii, and foreign destinations because of computer problems related to higher Transportation Security Administration fees.

Aug 20 10:24

Study: TSA Full-Body X-Ray Scanners Miss Guns, Explosives, Knives

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University maneuvered weapons past the full-body X-ray scanners that were deployed at U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013 – at a cost of more than $1 billion.

Aug 20 06:19

Whistleblower Names CDC Scientists In Covering Up Vaccine-Autism Link

GMI Reporter

A Study by Focus Autism Foundation Finds: CDC Whistleblower Reveals Widespread Manipulation of Scientific Data and Top-Down Pressure on CDC Scientists to Support the Fraudulent Application of Government Policies on Vaccine Safety.

A top research scientist working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) played a key role in helping Dr. Brian Hooker of the Focus Autism Foundation uncover data manipulation by the CDC that obscured a higher incidence of autism in African-American boys...

Aug 20 05:29

Four indicted in Feb. recall of 8.7 million pounds of contaminated beef

Four people from the slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall in February have been indicted for purposely allowing diseased cattle into its processed meat and misleading health inspectors.

Federal prosecutors on Monday this week claimed the owners of Rancho Feeding Corp., a Northern California beef processing plant, schemed with employees to butcher about 79 cows with skin cancer of the eye rather than stopping plant operations during inspector lunch breaks. The government also said that plant workers swapped the heads of diseased cattle with heads of healthy cows to hide them from inspectors.

Aug 20 00:47

The Bitcoin Novelty – A Revolutionary Idea

Waking Times

Even though the crypto currency, Bitcoin, isn’t exactly new, it still hasn’t infiltrated the mainstream ethos. But it’s getting there. You may have heard the term outside the fringe Internet message boards, or dark bar alleyways—that seemingly hacker-fancied geekdom thing that probably sprang from 4chan or Anonymous—but you probably didn’t understand it or, better yet, you probably didn’t want to. And who wouldn’t? What with most money and economic language so obscure and blathering it makes economists and Wall Street walkers seem like members of a secret money society or currency cult.

Aug 20 00:39

Mass Produced Security Robots Introduced in U.S.

Waking Times

While debate continues to rage about the threat of autonomous “killer robots,” the mechanized replacement of humans continues across the workforce. In fact, the robotics industry notched record sales in the first half of 2014 in North America, and there appears to be no indications of a slowdown.

Aug 19 22:41

Boston PD Tested Facial Recognition Software By Recording Every Face At Local Music Festivals

Concertgoers at last year’s annual Boston Calling music festivals weren’t just there to watch the show — they were watched themselves as test subjects for Boston police’ new facial recognition technology, which reportedly analyzed every attendee at the May and September two-day events.

Aug 19 22:35

Average Price of Ground Beef Hits All-Time High

The average price for all types of ground beef per pound hit its all-time high — $3.884 per pound — in the United States in July, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Aug 19 18:21

Fukushima Animals Show Mutations, Genetic Damage, Population Declines

Beginning just a few months after the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant in March 2011, scientists began studying the biological effects of the radiation on local wildlife, and the first reports are not encouraging.

Aug 19 15:05

India: Supreme Court HPV Vaccine Controversy Continues

by Norma Erickson

New Delhi: A petition currently before the Supreme Court alleges that the Drugs Controller of India issued licenses for Gardasil and Cervarix without adequate research on safety. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare had asked for a premier investigating agency to inquire into it way back in 2010 and no action has been taken on it.

Petition number 558/2012, filed by Kalpana Mehta, Nalini Bhanot and V. Rukmini Rao, seeks to resolve this and several other issues by asking the Supreme Court of India to rescind the licenses for marketing and administration of HPV vaccines, make provisions to identify and treat any girls left with chronic health problems and/or autoimmune disorders after their participation in HPV vaccine trials, and strengthen the regulation of the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) and other foreign NGOs so that they do not flout the laws of the country with such impunity...

Aug 19 10:54

‘Raid & Detain’ Is Now The Standard Procedure For Internet Trash-Talk?

An innocent elderly woman’s home was raided by SWAT when she was suspected of using the internet to trash-talk and post threats toward the local police. In response, gun-wielding assailants breached her doors and windows in a violent search for electronic evidence. The hair-raising incident took place at the household of Louise Milan on Powell Street. It was the place where she and her husband had raised their six children, and had lived for three decades. On June 21, 2012, the solitude of the familial home was shattered — along with numerous doors and window panes.

Aug 19 08:01

The Real Problem with Processed Foods in America

by K.J. McLaughlin

Recently, an announcement from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), a respected authority on nutrition policy, noted that processed foods are an important part of the U.S. food supply because they are widely available and meet current nutritional guidelines.

This statement was recently published in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

According to Dr. Connie Weaver, the principal author, these foods can have a positive impact on health, but when consumed “inappropriately or at inordinately high proportions of a total diet, [they] are deleterious to health.”

Did I just read this correctly?

Only after I read this report did I realize that there is an established direct link between some of the authors of this report and the food processing industry in the U.S.

OK…that explains it...

Aug 18 21:40

Hemp-Based Batteries Could Change the Way We Store Energy Forever

Waking Times

As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors. They’re presenting their research, which a Canadian start-up company is working on scaling up, at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

Aug 18 21:37

Early Use of Antibiotics Alters Immunity Later On

Waking Times

As the gut microbiome becomes the newest hot topic in medical science, researchers are welcoming natural and nutritional approaches to optimal health and preventing disease.

Aug 18 07:46

Some coffee producers add corn, wood and dirt fillers to cut costs and increase profit

Billions of people around the globe love to have coffee throughout the day, and in the United States, especially, there is a growing market for specialty blends and brews. The fresher (and, in many cases, the more expensive), the better.

But researchers are warning coffee drinkers to beware of surprise ingredients that are neither sweet nor flavorful, and they are hiding in your coffee. Worse, as coffee becomes in shorter supply, chances will increase that these non-coffee fillers will be mixed in with your favorite blend in the future.

There is some good news, though: There is a highly accurate test in the works that will quickly identify any coffees containing unwanted fillers before the beverage hits store shelves and restaurants.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/046500_coffee_producers_dirt_fillers_profit...

Aug 18 05:40

Israeli food makers seek solution to EU settlement sanctions

Israeli manufacturers are preparing for increased limitations on imports to the European Union of products produced in the settlements. The European Union may ban outright foods grown or raised in Israeli settlements or manufactured foods using raw materials from settlements.

The EU bans the import of organic produce from settlements. From September 1, it will block the entry of all animal products, including eggs, poultry and dairy. Israeli industry figures fear the ban could be extended to conventionally grown produce and will force Israel’s food export industry from using produce grown in the settlements.

Aug 18 02:19

You Have ‘Near Zero’ Impact On Policy, Determines Princeton Study

Is America really the most free country on the planet? Despite what patriots may tell themselves, several new studies say ‘no.’ A shocking new report from Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page found that the average American has a “near-zero” impact on U.S. policy, both domestic and foreign.

Aug 18 01:38

Iowa Students to Wear Heart Rate Monitors

Public middle and high school students will have to wear heart rate monitors in gym class to make sure they are actually being physically active.

Aug 18 00:31

5 Big Brother Technologies for Tracking and Surveilling Children

Waking Times

Without much of a mentionable public debate about the implementation of police state surveillance and tracking technologies in our society, we are quickly moving into an era where personal liberty and privacy do not exist.

Aug 18 00:29

Why Should I Care About GMOs?

Waking Times

What if you found out that your child was being slipped a dangerous drug in his school lunches, without your consent? What if you discovered that this drug never underwent the usual safety testing, as the government turned a bind eye? Would you be shocked? Outraged? Or perhaps in a state of profound denial that something so egregious could happen in this country?

Aug 17 08:29

Arab Israelis fired from jobs for criticizing Gaza offensive on Facebook - NGO

Arab Israelis are being sacked from their jobs for criticizing their country’s actions in Gaza on Facebook. There is no exact number, but it is thought that dozens have been affected, according to to a local NGO.

The New Israel Fund made the claim after Palestinian workers came to them after requesting assistance after they had been fired for posting negative comments about Israel’s offensive in Gaza, the i100 news website reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof that Israelis do not respect freedom of speech.

Aug 17 08:15

Debunking the Myths of the DTaP Vaccine

by Christina England

Families with new babies who query vaccinations in Arizona are being given a wad of paperwork assuring them that vaccinations are safe and effective. Reading through this information, I was shocked to see exactly what these vulnerable parents are being told, because, as usual, they are only being told half the story...

Aug 15 23:56

Japanese Scientist Makes Poop Burger (VIDEO)

The scientist is hoping that the new type of meat will one day replace real meat, which is more expensive to produce. He claims that the new poop burger is actually healthier than real meat (poop meat has less fat and hence less calories) and is more environment-friendly (cows supposedly contribute around 18 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions).

I thought this was a joke at first, but it is not.

Aug 15 23:24

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted on felony charges

Public servant abused power, Grand Jury says

Aug 15 17:05

The True Cost of Healthcare - It's Far Less Than You're Being Charged!

-Most generic medications cost less than most insurance copays
-Hospitals routinely bill ten or more times what they expect to be paid
-Most outpatient tests and procedures are very inexpensive to perform
-Health insurance companies deliberately manipulate these costs to maintain their profits

Aug 15 14:44

13 cops dispatched to arrest one 15-year-old girl, because a cop ‘smelled weed’

“I looked down like this and saw their red light right here on my baby’s back. They told me to get back or they’ll shoot.”

Aug 15 12:50

Stafne Law Crushes MERS, Fidelity and Deutsche Bank in Knecht v. Fidelity Summary Judgment Case: MERS Assignment a Legal Nullity.

Another homeowner victory. As usual, KingCast and Mortgage Movies cameras were nearby.

Friday, August 15, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Celebrate as Stafne Law Crushes MERS, Fidelity and Deutsche Bank in Knecht v. Fidelity Summary Judgment; MERS Assignment a Legal Nullity.

Above: Attorneys Scott Stafne and Josh Trumbull at the command center
as we discussed the ramifications of yesterday's Federal Court victory.

Aug 15 07:44

20 vehicles most vulnerable to hackers, putting drivers at risk of theft, hijacking, tracking and remote assassination

In 2013, when professional hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated that it was possible to hijack the steering and brakes of a Ford Escape and a Toyota Prius using only laptops connected to the autos, they raised two questions.

First, could hackers perform the same thing wirelessly or, perhaps, even over the Internet? And secondly, what other specific vehicles are vulnerable?

"If you own a Cadillac Escalade, a Jeep Cherokee or an Infiniti Q50, you may not like the answer," Wired reports

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/046468_vehicle_security_hackers_theft.html#...

Aug 15 00:15

3 missing flight 370 passengers bank accounts looted by possible 4th passenger

IS A PASSENGER STILL ALIVE FROM MISSING FLIGHT 370 OR HAVE I.D.S BEEN FRAUDULENTLY USED IN A CRIME?

Aug 14 23:50

There might be dead animal parts in your V8!

DID YOU KNOW THAT CAMPBELL’S V8 JUICE HAS POSSIBLE DEAD ANIMAL PARTS INSIDE?

Aug 14 11:53

DIY Mosquito Trap Catches Thousands Per Night

Mosquitoes aren't just "pests" anymore, leaving behind a swollen thank-you bump for your generous blood donation - they are legions of little carriers for diseases like chikungunya virus, dengue, lyme and more.

At any rate, you can safely collect them and keep them from your family, friends and pets without needing a biochem suit.

Aug 14 10:35

Putin: Russians need to engage, but have no confrontation with wider world

Russians must consolidate and develop their country, neither sliding into isolationism nor sacrificing their dignity for the sake of pleasing anyone, President Vladimir Putin declared.

Aug 14 09:19

Maryland: Group accuses speed camera operators of lying about the law

COURTS AND MUNICIPALITIES IN MARYLAND MISLEAD THE PUBLIC INTO SNITCHING ON FAMILY AND FRIENDS OVER SPEED CAMERA TICKETS

Aug 13 12:55

Heart Med Found to Increase Death in People with Irregular Heartbeat

Stanford researchers finally highlighted caution with the discovery that patients with atrial fibrillation — a rapid and irregular heart rhythm — who are treated with this drug are more likely to die than similar patients who received different treatments.

Aug 13 12:07

Librarians Fight FBI Spies

• Four gutsy Americans go toe to toe with totalitarians.

• Members of library association risk imprisonment.

In July 2005, George Christian, executive director of the Library Connection, Inc. (LCI) in Windsor, Conn., and three librarians—at that time LC’s board officers—were faced with a terrible choice. They could comply with a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) demand for private information on patrons, violating their principles and professional ethics, or risk imprisonment. Courageously, they decided to fight, rather than run. Here is why their story is important to all true Americans.

Aug 13 09:26

Former United States Navy Military Sealift Command contractor pleads guilty to bribery and conspiracy

Scott B. Miserendino, Sr., 55, a former contractor for the United States Navy Military Sealift Command, pleaded guilty today to accepting bribes and conspiring to commit bribery.

Aug 13 06:31

Comcast customer charged $182 after being told he wouldn't be billed, finally got a refund when he played agent their TAPED conversations - now you can listen too

A Comcast customer grew so frustrated with the poor service he received that he recorded his calls with the cable company and used them to prove that they lied to him about charges.

The man, who declined to give his real name but calls himself ‘Tim Davis’ online, posted his exchanges on YouTube on Sunday and claims the company only refunded him $182 in unnecessary charges after he played them his recording of the exchanges.

Aug 13 05:08

The billion dollar web site you paid for

Perhaps no news about HealthCare.gov, the Federal healthcare exchange website and supporting systems, is shocking anymore. We all know that it was an utter disaster at launch on October 1, 2013 and was completely unusable for some time thereafter. But eventually they got it to the point of being usable, so no harm no foul, right?

You may not think so after reading the recent GAO (Government Accountability Office) report HEALTHCARE.GOV — Ineffective Planning and Oversight Practices Underscore the Need for Improved Contract Management. The report is embedded at the bottom of this story.

Not only was the project a technical disaster — development was originally supposed to be complete October 1, 2013, but the schedule is now for the end of 2014 — but it has cost far, far beyond what was budgeted and far further than what could be called reasonable for such a system.

Aug 12 23:25

6 Reasons To Juice Rather Than Smoke Cannabis

Waking Times

Juicing cannabis usually involves blending or pressing fresh plant material instead of buds that have been dried or aged. Some believe that raw cannabis should be treated as a dietary staple. Cannabis is one of the most versatile plants with few others matching its medicinal powers. Separating the myths from the facts still remains a challenge. Here are the top reasons to juice cannabis rather than smoke it.

Aug 12 17:06

Shopper Tracking Device Embedded in Store Mannequins

John Galt
Activist Post

The search for predictive behavior technology to target shopping habits has been a contentious one in the United States. Several years ago a notice appeared at Promenade Temecula in California, and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Va. which advised shoppers that their cell phone signal would be used to track them as they move from store to store. Despite privacy assurances, that test-run produced enough outrage to force the UK maker of the technology, Path Intelligence, as well as mall management to halt the surveillance. Senator Charles Schumer was embroiled in the debate and subsequently put forth a Code of Conduct "to promote consumer privacy and responsible data use for retail location analytics." It's been described as a step in the right direction, while other lawmakers still see major privacy gaps.

Aug 12 15:21

Military researches robot fighter pilots that fire weapons

There’s a tension in robotic warfare between the machines’ incredible speed and lethality and we human beings’ natural desire for direct control. Inserting a man into the loop inevitably limits a drone’s potential. -- Without human control, we effectively grant robots licenses to kill.

Aug 12 15:08

U.S. Bank Profits Near Record Levels

Banks are lending to companies and individuals at the fastest pace since the financial crisis, helping propel profits to near-record levels.

Aug 12 14:40

Study: Twitter Has Potential To ‘Induce Psychotic Symptoms’

A new study finds that the downside to global social networks is the potential to ?aggravate or even induce psychotic symptoms” in psychologically vulnerable patients.

Aug 12 09:42

Man arrested after beating cops in donut eating contest

The stinging humiliation of defeat at the one thing we can all agree cops do well

Aug 12 08:53

Nuclear power + grid down event = global extinction for humanity

If you think the Fukushima situation is bad, consider the fact that the United States is vulnerable to the exact same meltdown situation, except at 124 separate nuclear reactors throughout the country.

Aug 12 05:22

1,200 Spanish University Professors and Researchers Demand to Break Academic Relationships with Israel

More than one thousand professionals have signed a manifesto, released by the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) academic campaign for Palestine, demanding to end all institutional relations with the Israeli academic world, until it stops supporting occupation and apartheid in Palestine.

The campaign, which started two years ago, asks for support from professionals from the academic and scientific field, and also from associations linked to this field, such as student’s and worker’s unions, research centers, professional associations, etc. From the 1,400 people who have signed the manifesto, 150 are professors, 850 are teachers and 200 are researchers. More than fifty-two associations linked to the academic field have also signed; among them there are research groups and University departments.

Aug 11 19:18

Fed Official Warns ‘Disappointing’ Growth Could Foretell Future

Sounding a somber note even as the economic outlook in the United States brightens, the Federal Reserve’s No. 2 official acknowledged on Monday that global growth had been “disappointing” and warned of fundamental headwinds that might temper future gains.

Aug 11 17:25

Judges Watching as Foreclosure Mill Attorneys Threaten Deposition Videographer.

Monday, August 11, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Judges Watch as Foreclosure Mill Attorneys Threaten Depo Videographer with Security and Arrest.

Note: High-paid lawyers engaging in conduct antithetical to the First Amendment and Fourth Estate. From my FB entry: Yep Robert, and they sit there and do it even though they know my background as a lawyer. Notice how McIntosh has no answer when I smoke him on the licensee issue. Zip. Zero. Zilch. For those who don't know the differences: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2002/rpt/2002-R-0365.htm

Jun 30 09:27

Attorney General Eric Holder Paid No Attention to Bank Fraud: “Wall Street Wasn’t Even On His Radar”

Attorney General Eric Holder’s statements that prosecuting Wall Street fraud would hurt the economy is exactly backwards: the experts say that failing to prosecute fraud is dooming our economy.

But prosecuting fraud was never on Holder’s radar.

In reality, Holder laid the groundwork for the “too big to jail” approach in 1999.

And Holder and his head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division were partners at a law firm which used to represent the big banks, Fannie and Freddie, and which wrote the legal opinion which allowed the creation of the cancerous MERS scam … which was at the heart of the foreclosure crisis.

Indeed, Wall Street was Holder’s priority … specifically, protecting Wall Street criminals and prosecuting whistleblowers.

Jun 28 09:35

Baby bust: US fertility rates hit all-time lows

The Great Recession has more women, especially Latinas, postponing childbirth?

The impact of the U.S. recession will reverberate for generations to come as women — both Anglos and Hispanics — continue to postpone having children.

For the second year in a row, deaths of non-Hispanic whites outnumbered births from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013, according to population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

“These are the only two years in U.S. history when more non-Hispanic whites died than were born,” said Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey Institute. Births have been fewer for some time, “but the decline since the onset of the Great Recession has been precipitous.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I really feel for these women, but I cannot blame them one bit for postponing their pregnancies; but there is a finite limit for gals in terms of time as to how long they can postpone their pregnancies, and still deliver a healthy baby.

I hope they are in contact with their health care professionals (if they have them) about how long they can reasonably postpone having kids, if they do want to have a family.

Jun 25 09:19

Illinois Bans Cosmetics Containing Microbeads

Illinois has become the first American state to ban cosmetics containing microplastics. The move has been taken in response to growing concern over the marine damage caused by plastic waste, which a report published recently by the U.N. Environment Programme puts at $13 billion or more annually.

Among the products that will be removed from Illinois shelves are several brands of exfoliating face wash. While natural versions of this popular product use the likes of oatmeal or ground kernels as an exfoliant, cheap commercial varieties use nonbiodegradable plastic beads, known as microbeads. One average-sized tube can hold thousands of them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, when you are using personal products, try to find the most natural, with the fewest ingredients, you can.

You might want to patronize a store featuring the highest number of pure, natural products you can find.

Is it going to be more expensive than a trip to the local drug store? Yes. But will it be better, in the long run, for both you and the environment? Absolutely.

Jun 17 08:54

Beware of fake 32gb micro sd card on ebay!!!!!!

Right now these are one of the hottest item counterfeitors like to make. It is sold as a 32gb micro sd card, but in fact they are about 2gb in storage and prgrammed to look like you have 32gb in storage, even if you put it in a phone or use a micro sd reader the phone or computer when you check the capacity you will see that you have 32gb in storage, thats where they get you. After you put in more than 2 gb of data on the fake 32gb card it will start to delete or corrupt old data and you will in fact LOSE valuable data if you dont watch out for this. If the 32gb you bought for so cheap and wonder why, now you know. One way to check if your 32gb card is good is load data onto it (stuff thats not important) around 3 or 4 gb, and then check on the 32gb card that all the files are there. that is the easiest way to check. there are alot of these floating around ebay, Alot of times sellers arent even aware of this.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I buy microSD cards on eBay because there are no stores that sell the high-capacity ones here on Oahu. I use them for extra data backups, but recently got burned with the 64Gb and 128Gb microSDs I bought. I use h2testw to test the media and suggest you all start doing the same. Apparently, this has become a major problem, with fraudulent memories or factory rejects that are stolen and packaged for sale. Overall I have had great luck with eBay, but apparently they are for the most part turning a blind eye to this problem.

All of the bad microSD cards I bought from eBay came in the following package, notable for the absence of a manufacturer's name!


Nov 03 08:25

Prop 37 - Argentina's Roundup Human Tragedy

Argentina has become a giant experiment in farming genetically modified (GM) Roundup Ready (RR) soy, engineered to be tolerant to Roundup, Monsanto’s formulation of the herbicide glyphosate. The Argentine government, eager to pull the country out of a deep economic recession in the 1990s, restructured its economy around GM soy grown for export, most of which goes to feed livestock in Europe. In 2009, GM soy was planted on 19 million hectares - over half of Argentina’s cultivated land - and sprayed with 200 million litres of glyphosate herbicide [1]. Spraying is often carried out from the air, causing problems of drift.

Apr 06 14:03

Founder plans to give up Oaksterdam after raid

In some of his most extensive comments since the raid, Lee acknowledged that he was worried he could face major federal drug charges. It’s a risk he has lived with for many years, first as an underground pot grower and then as the leader of a serious legalization effort, which drew vigorous opposition from the federal government.

“I never wanted to be the quote unquote leader of the legalization movement,” he said in a telephone interview. “I saw myself as just one small soldier in a big war. But I look at it as a battlefield promotion.”

Apr 05 12:16

Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

Following the anti-Monsanto activism launched by nations like France and Hungary, Poland has announced that it will launch a complete ban on growing Monsanto’s genetically modified strain MON810.

The announcement, made by Agriculture Minister, Marek Sawicki, sets yet another international standard against Monsanto’s genetically modified creations...

Apr 05 08:00

CIA Home Invasion: Smart TVs and the 'Internet of Things'

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Recently, CIA Director David Petraeus made headlines with a speech given at the summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm. In this talk, Petraeus discussed the emerging “internet of things” and the implications it will have for increased levels of surveillance. Petraeus explained that, because of the rise of gadgets which are connected and controlled by apps, intelligence agencies will no longer need to place spy devices inside your home – you will do it for them.

Apr 05 07:50

Dear Media, Please Ask Obama to Explain His Escalating War on Medical Marijuana

Scott Morgan
StopTheDrugWar

Monday morning's DEA raid of Oaksterdam University is making major headlines, but there's one detail missing from the coverage: why the f#$k is Obama at War with Medical Marijuana in the first place? Seriously, why is any of this even happening at all?...

Apr 05 03:08

Flashback: Lithium In Texan Drinkwater

Lithium is used by doctors as a mood stabiliser in the treatment for depression.
Dr Bhamjee said: “A recent article in the British Journal of Psychiatry found the beneficial uses of lithium when it was added to the water supply in parts of Texas.”

He said the Government should consider a pilot project for a town in Ireland where lithium salts could be added to the water in very small doses and examine the results.” He said there was already strong precedent for governments intervening in the operation of public water supply for health benefits by adding fluoride.

Apr 04 19:28

GM Enviro-Pig Won't Go To Market; On To Humanely Solving an Environmental Problem

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Last year, the media was buzzing about the possibility of Enviro-pig entering the American and Canadian food markets.

The way our regulatory agencies work is to keep pending approvals for genetically modified animals on file, in secret, until a decision determines if it's suddenly in the stores unlabeled, or no, not yet.

Enviro-pig is a creation from Canada's University of Guelph scientists and hog industry Ontario Pork. Birthed in 1999, with 10 generations since. The DNA of Yorkshire pigs were spliced with DNA from e.coli for phosphorous digestion and mice DNA to promote the e.coli gene. The pigs' make-up was changed to allow the enzyme phytase in their saliva to cut the phosphorous in their manure by about 30 percent.

Apr 04 11:18

Worse Than SOPA: New CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Will Censor The Web

A new cybersecurity bill will allow the government to bypass privacy laws to monitor, censor, and stop any online activity deemed disruptive to the government or private parties.

Apr 04 11:05

Fascism Comes to the Internet: Introducing CISPA

Joe Wright
Activist Post

After nearly unprecedented pushback against bills SOPA and PIPA, their apparent defeat cannot yet be claimed. Most skeptics presumed that the defeat of the aforementioned would only serve to offer a compromised "SOPA light" at some point to circumvent criticism over government censorship. Well, it didn't take long...

Apr 04 09:55

Even worse than SOPA: New CISPA cybersecurity bill will censor the Web

H.R. 3523, a piece of legislation dubbed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short), has been created under the guise of being a necessary implement in America’s war against cyberattacks. But the vague verbiage contained within the pages of the paper could allow Congress to circumvent existing exemptions to online privacy laws and essentially monitor, censor and stop any online communication that it considers disruptive to the government or private parties. Critics have already come after CISPA for the capabilities that it will give to seemingly any federal entity that claims it is threatened by online interactions, but unlike the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Acts that were discarded on the Capitol Building floor after incredibly successful online campaigns to crush them, widespread recognition of what the latest would-be law will do has yet to surface to the same degree.

Apr 04 07:45

Six universities at risk of closure after bond swap

An emergency meeting of university rectors on Tuesday heard that only 33m euros remained of 120m euros that 17 Greek universities had deposited with the Bank of Greece for their operating expenses, while six university accounts were now completely empty meaning they would soon be unable to stay open.

Mar 16 12:27

Ocean Radiation Plume Hits Hawaii From Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

The latest marine impact simulation shows the radioactive plume of ocean radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown has now hit Hawaii

Mar 14 05:45

Forget Asteroids and Volcanoes: Chemically Induced Infertility Threatens Human Race

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

With the increase in solar flares and expert warnings over the threat of asteroids, volcanoes, and earthquakes, it’s understandable to be concerned about the future of the earth and mankind alike.

What many experts and publications are forgetting, however, is that these disasters may actually be less threatening than the harm being placed on our own bodies.

Known by some as the ‘infertility timebomb’, men are increasingly becoming infertile at an astounding rate that worries many scientists. We can’t control the trajectory of asteroids, but we can control what we put into our bodies...

Mar 13 16:58

European Commission Blames Social Networks For ACTA Failure; Worried About Its Imminent Directive On Copyright Enforcement

He noted that opposition had increased in the run-up to January’s planned vote in the US Congress on two legislative initiatives -- the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) -- aimed at increasing the protection of intellectual property rights on the Internet; in the end the vote had not been held, following a hostile campaign by social networks and the loss of White House support.
It's interesting to see De Gucht linking the growing hostility to ACTA with the storm generated by SOPA/PIPA, and giving the credit for stopping those US bills to a "hostile campaign" waged by social networks. You can tell this really worries him, because he says something similar about social networks and ACTA immediately afterwards:

Mar 13 16:02

The Lost Papers of the Tesla Death Rays

Nikola Tesla died on January 7th, 1943 in Hotel New Yorker, in Manhattan, in room 3327 on the 33rd floor of the hotel. Immediately after Tesla’s death, Tesla scientific papers vanished from his hotel room in Hotel New Yorker. Tesla papers were never found. Tesla papers contained scientific data and information about “Death Rays”, which could be used for military purposes.
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The Arctic Beacon
www.arcticbeacon.com/articles/19-Jan-2007.htmlCached - Similar
the link doesn't work..Hmmm?
18 Jan 2007 – Regarding the creation of the "Curious George" television monkey ... Regarding information that Daddy Bush is actually named George H. Scherff, Jr., and the son of Tesla's ... Is George H.W. Bush Really Prescott Bush's Son?

Mar 13 15:44

Big Brother Spy Cameras To Prevent Uninsured Drivers From Getting Gas

Government officials are rolling out a hi-tech automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras to crack down on millions of motorists who drive without insurance.

Jan 16 11:22

Cruise disaster: Perfect storm of events caused Costa Concordia crash

The first official inquiry into how one of the world’s most modern and best-equipped cruise liners could capsize began last night as the Italian coastguard recovered the Costa Concordia’s “black box”.

Dec 11 07:19

Business Shamanism: Great Awakening Ushering in New Principles

As I write this, the ruling regime in our rotten republic of Obama-stan is seeking to ignore the pain of the sheeple and extend lavish tax breaks for the wealthy.The financial elite engineered a massive transfer of assets over the last decades, and they are now completing the procedure of creating a two-tier society resembling a serfdom. Champagne glasses are no doubt clinking in fancy hotel rooms and private clubs to celebrate the selling out of the people, as the unemployed and dispossessed roam the streets. We witness, as spectacle,the slow-motion dismantling of the American republic -- though nobody can say how the story will play out this time.

Dec 11 07:16

Report: Swiss Bank Refuses to Release Gold

A client of a major Swiss bank was recently refused access to his physical gold and had to hire attorneys and threaten to expose the bank publicly before finally getting it back in his own hands, according to Jim Rickards of Omnis.

“My inference is that that gold was not there,” Rickards told King World News. “The bank had to scramble, go out and find it somewhere before they could make good delivery.”

Dec 11 01:02

Beekeepers Want Government to Pull Bayer's Pesticide "Poncho" for Causing Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

Beekeepers and environmentalists Wednesday called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to remove a pesticide that could be linked to colony collapse disorder from the market and to issue an order to stop its use.

The request to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson from the American Beekeeping Federation, headed by Florida beekeeper Dave Mendes, and five other groups follows the leak of a Nov. 2 EPA memo about the product.

The insecticide sold under the brand name Poncho has an active ingredient called clothianidin. Bayer CropScience AG obtained conditional EPA registration for the product in 2003. The leaked memo identified a study that is the basis for the registration as unsound, said Florida beekeeper Dave Hackenberg, who was checking hives Wednesday in Fort Meade.

Dec 11 00:43

Homeland Security Recruiting Neighborhood Busybodies as Informants

Washington, DC—There were the infamous Gestapo, Stazi and Red Guard. They all sought and maintained civilian armies of snitches to help their rogue governments maintain absolute power. These government thugs wanted any information they could use against the victims they selectively targeted.

Today we have the Department of Homeland Security that is quickly stepping into this role in the United States. They are massively expanding their authority, reach and budget to smash dissent, and any resistance to government repression and violation of our Civil Rights.

If you have not noticed, our government has suspended the Fourth Amendment in the name of anti-terrorism. If you haven’t noticed, It’s our own government that has become the terrorist.

Read Homeland Security’s new snitch program press release here: http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1291648380371.shtm

Dec 10 22:49

Myths and Facts: Study Verifies That There Is No Value In Any Flu Vaccine - Five Busted Myths about Vaccines

A remarkable study published in the Cochrane Libary found no evidence of benefit for influenza vaccinations and also noted that the vast majority of trials were inadequate.

The authors stated that the only ones showing benefit were industry-funded. They also pointed out that the industry-funded studies were more likely to be published in the most prestigious journals...and one more thing: They found cases of severe harm caused by the vaccines, in spite of inadequate reporting of adverse effects.

The study, "Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults", is damning of the entire pharmaceutical industry and its minions, the drug testing industry and the medical system that relies on them.

The authors found that vaccines administered parenterally, that is, outside the digestive tract, usually meaning by injection. reduced influenza-like symptoms by 4%. They found no evidence that vaccination prevents viral transmission! (There goes the whole herd immunity argument!) They also found no evidence that they prevent complications, either.

Dec 10 15:40

An evaluation of airport x-ray backscatter units based on image characteristics

Little information exists on the performance of x-ray backscatter machines now being deployed through UK, US and other airports. We implement a Monte Carlo simulation using as input what is known about the x-ray spectra used for imaging, device specifications and available images to estimate penetration and exposure to the body from the x-ray beam, and sensitivity to dangerous contraband materials. We show that the body is exposed throughout to the incident x-rays, and that although images can be made at the exposure levels claimed (under 100 nanoGrey per view), detection of contraband can be foiled in these systems.

Dec 09 21:29

Top Military Brass Working With BP to Promote Gulf Seafood

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is pushing all members of America's armed service to buy and eat as much seafood as possible.

This is as sinister as it gets! BP has destroyed the gulf and is now working with the U.S. military to get it in the homes of American troops (already poisoned by continued exposure to depleted uranium) throughout the country! Multiple scientists have declared gulf seafood toxic and for good reason. Over 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant has been sprayed in and around the gulf. The facts are so heavily documented that there is no logical way that any literate human being not pushing an agenda could believe otherwise.

To top it off, Ewell Smith, executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, is pushing for this toxic cocktail to be served in in school lunch programs nationwide!

“He expressed what we wanted to hear; he is in favor of the federal government buying seafood from the Gulf,” said Smith, who said he would like to see Gulf seafood as the choice throughout the public domain, “whether it’s the military or prison systems or school systems.”

Dec 09 19:16

S 510 Food Safety bill is still alive and may unleash a new army of FDA agents

(NaturalNews) The U.S. government wants to know where your greenhouse is. Under Senate Bill 510 -- which is now back in the hands of the U.S. Senate after the House hid an amendment in an appropriations bill and passed it last night -- American food producers would be required to register their facilities with the U.S. government. The feds, it seems, want a database of food growers so they know who to target for surprise inspections (show me your papers!).

"The registration shall contain an assurance that the Secretary will be permitted to inspect such facility at the times and in the manner permitted by this Act."

What this language shows is that the point of registration is so that government agents can conduct surprise inspections of food facilities. At least 4,000 new FDA agents will need to be hired if this bill becomes law, greatly expanding the FDA's agent presence in much the same way the TSA expanded over the last few years.

So essentially what we have here is a food tyranny bill that would hand a group of un-elected bureaucrats who answer to no one the power to control virtually the entire U.S. food supply.

Dec 09 18:04

Keiser Report No.102: Markets! Finance! Gold & Silver!

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, talk about Americas most dangerous banker being sued by trustees for aiding and abetting the Madoff ponzi scheme and about the U.S. administration suffers from the Stockholm Syndrome. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Dr. Kiriakos Tobras about his campaign to stop financial terrorists attacking the Greek economy.

Dec 09 11:36

Remember $4 gasoline? Oil speculators are back

WASHINGTON — Despite weak demand in the U.S. and Europe, oil prices climbed this week to near $90 a barrel and gasoline prices have passed $3 a gallon on the West Coast and parts of the Northeast.

Why? If demand is down and supplies are plentiful — and they are — why would prices be going up?

---Comment---

Oil speculation might be one aspect that is causing oil prices to climb, but there are other factors to consider as well. Refinery slow down, very harsh winter season, and dollar devaluation by the Federal Reserve Bank, would be prime causes of gasoline price increases. - kdtroxel

Dec 09 11:08

BPA Found On 95% Of Dollar Bills

Apparently consumers don't have as much control as they thought over avoiding products with bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical. What are two items that consumers cannot avoid? Dollar bills and receipts. And that's exactly where BPA is being found, according to a new study conducted by nonprofit groups Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the Washington Toxics Coalition.

Dec 09 11:06

Hacktivist Army Engages in Cyber War to Free Internet, Assange

LONDON – The website attacks launched by supporters of WikiLeaks show 21st-century cyber warfare evolving into a more amateur and anarchic affair than many predicted.

While most countries have plowed much more attention and resources into cyber security in recent years, most of the debate has focused on the threat from militant groups such as al Qaeda or mainstream state on state conflict.

Dec 09 09:59

AMERICA: Y UR PEEPS B SO DUM?

Ignorance and courage in the age of Lady Gaga

If you hang out much with thinking people, conversation eventually turns to the serious political and cultural questions of our times. Such as: How can the Americans remain so consistently brain-fucked? Much of the world, including plenty of Americans, asks that question as they watch U.S. culture go down like a thrashing mastodon giving itself up to some Pleistocene tar pit.

Dec 09 05:29

Here's A Message The TSA May Find More Difficult To Ignore

4th Amendment Printed On Underwear, tees, socks In X-Ray-Visible Ink. Other styles and messages;; all send a clear message.....

What I want to know is.... Why not just wear a hospital gown, or a sheet, and voilà ! No need to scan! No need to pat! Get your hands off of me, you filthy TSA!

Dec 09 01:05

WHY NGO MONITOR IS ATTACKING THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

NGO Monitor’s attack on The Electronic Intifada is part of a well-financed, Israeli-government endorsed effort to silence reporting about and criticism of Israel by attacking so-called “delegitimizers” — those who speak about well-documented human rights abuses, support boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS), or promote full equality for Palestinians.

Dec 09 00:50

Jordan Maxwell conversation with Alan Steinfeld

“Jordan Maxwell 1 -The Power of Symbols and The Way the World really Works”
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT7Aq4iACOM&feature=channel

“Jordan Maxwell 2 -Nothing Operates the way you think it Does”
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f6AC99Br-8&feature=channel

“Jordan Maxwell 3 -Maritime Law Rules the World Commerce and Courts”

“Jordan Maxwell 4 -Maritime Law rules Religion and Economic”
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cIe-wE9ngo&feature=channel

“Jordan Maxwell 5 -UNDERSTANDING the Power of Words”
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ou3jRa9xF4&feature=channel

“Jordan Maxwell 6- The United States is a Privately owned Corportation”
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSk3uRRgijE&feature=channel

“Jordan Maxwell 7- The Vatican Rules the World”
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3RgDd78ndg&feature=channel

Dec 08 14:55

Assange Prosecution: A Brazen Effort to Kill Alternative Media

Now that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is in custody, we can expect the U.S. government to request his extradition and prosecute the Australian for espionage. “Any such proceedings would set up a test of whether the First Amendment’s protection for a free press extends to a website with a worldwide audience,” notes McClatchy today.

In 1917 the United States enacted the Espionage Act, a law that has made it a crime to “willfully communicate” secret government information that could expose national secrets held by officialdom. Since the law was passed, however, the government has avoided prosecuting journalists for publishing classified information.

Dec 08 12:42

WikiLeaks: U.S. Military Contractors In Afghanistan Hired Child Prostitutes

Anything interesting to be had at the intersection of the WikiLeaks cache of diplomatic cables and those military contractors that cart off many millions of taxpayer dollars to facilitate their profit-seeking misadventures in the world's zones of forever war? Glad you asked! Here on these pages is the latest news of one of my favorite private military contractors, courtesy of David Isenberg:

Dec 08 12:40

Ron Paul: In a Free Society, We're Supposed to Know the Truth

Dr. Ron Paul
Campaign For Liberty

We may never know the whole story behind the recent publication of sensitive U.S. government documents by the Wikileaks organization, but we certainly can draw some important conclusions from the reaction of so many in government and media.

Dec 08 01:27

The "Hi Tech" Corporate Police State: "Reengineering" the Internet ... for Persistent Surveillance

The secret world of "cyber situational awareness" is a spymaster's wet dream, made all the more alluring by the advent of ultra high speed computing and the near infinite storage capacity afforded by massive server farms and the ubiquitous "cloud."

Lost in the debate surrounding privacy invasion and data mining however, is the key role that internet service providers (ISPs) play as intermediaries and gatekeepers. From their perch, ISPs peer deeply into and collect and analyze the online communications of tens of millions of users simultaneously, in real-time.

Concerted efforts to eliminate online anonymity, in managed democracies and authoritarian regimes alike, are greatly enhanced by the deployment of deep packet inspection (DPI) sensors and software on virtually all networks.

"To unpack this a little" they aver, "all data traffic that courses across the 'net is contained in individual packets that have header (i.e. addressing) information and payload (i.e. content) information. We can think of this as the address on a postcard and the written and visual content of a postcard."

All of which is there for the taking, "criminal evidence, ready for use in a trial," Cryptohippie chillingly informs.

Dec 08 00:31

Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret

“Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret 2/5” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P3G_5u8aug&feature=related

“Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret 3/5” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvNNpv0_OQc&feature=related

“Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret 4/5” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzWreYp1qHA&feature=related

“Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret 5/5” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu63c02qG_Y&feature=related

Dec 07 14:29

Three Years Later: Pyrex Dishes Still Go Boom [in 2010, too]

Three Years Later: Pyrex Dishes Still Go Boom
Government safety agency mum, company blames victims for cuts, burns
By Joseph S. Enoch
August 20, 2008
"It's not just Pyrex that is exploding. Anchor Hocking, which makes similar dishes that can be found at Wal-Mart and other stores,"
“Soda lime glass is less expensive to produce than a borosilicate glass and it starts with the raw materials,” said Day, who also owns a company that manufactures glass medical products. “The raw materials in a borosilicate glass, particularly the boron component, are more expensive than the components in a soda lime. Also, it can take a higher temperature to melt the composition so there's expense there.”

Dec 07 11:20

Popular Gaming Device Can be Used to Spy on You - Kinect is in Kontrol (VIDEO)

Jason Bermas in his first vlog breaks down the good the bad and the ugly of Microsoft's Kinect device

Dec 07 10:15

Boycott Wal-Mart If You Want to Help Save America From Big Brother

John Galt
Activist Post

America is in trouble on so many fronts that it is sometimes difficult to know where to begin. The forces of tyranny are increasing the pressure exponentially as they head toward their endgame of complete control over society. This has become most obvious with the directives of Homeland Security which, by its very name, has Orwell rolling in his grave . . .

Dec 06 09:46

DR. ELIAS AKLEH: THE HIDDEN WAR

After the collapse of Communism the power elite committed the 911 terror attack (911 truth seekers) to incite Islamophopia and war against global terrorism mainly in the Islamic World. Islam is the last obstacle against the creation of the New World Order.

Dec 06 07:44

ACLU Sues Over Threats to Medical Marijuana

Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben
Yahoo News

The manufacture and sale of medical marijuana has been legal in California since the 1990s and in Michigan as the of the 2008 election. Several cities in Michigan and California have created city ordinances banning medical marijuana and the ACLU is suing . . .

Dec 05 16:44

Marijuana Cuts Tumor Growth by 50%

The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies.

They say this is the first set of experiments to show that the compound, Delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), inhibits EGF-induced growth and migration in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expressing non-small cell lung cancer cell lines. Lung cancers that over-express EGFR are usually highly aggressive and resistant to chemotherapy.

THC that targets cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 is similar in function to endocannabinoids, which are cannabinoids that are naturally produced in the body and activate these receptors. The researchers suggest that THC or other designer agents that activate these receptors might be used in a targeted fashion to treat lung cancer.

Dec 05 16:23

The Cancer Report

This documentary explains the Rockefeller influence on the health care industry, and particularly how safe alternatives have been silenced in favor of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Going back to the early twentieth century, this movie explains how it all got started, and why we are in our current health care predicament. It then provides cures for those suffering with cancer.

“The Cancer Report (Part 2 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VuNNOzWC2o&feature=related

“The Cancer Report (Part 3 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCEIryILSXE&feature=related

“The Cancer Report (Part 4 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5NX7HvB0d8&feature=related

“The Cancer Report (Part 5 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fniHkKAttE&feature=related

“The Cancer Report (Part 6 of 6)” Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjN5jwYMbBg&feature=related

Dec 04 20:08

Cap-and-Trade Market Spanning North America Weighed by States

California, New Mexico and 10 U.S. Northeastern states may try to create a North American carbon market on their own now that President Barack Obama has given up on cap-and-trade legislation that stalled in Congress.

The emissions-trading system would be based on a planned carbon market in California, the most populous state, and an existing regional cap-and-trade program for power plants in the Northeast, according to state environmental officials. Three Canadian provinces have also shown interest in a cross-border carbon-trading system, the officials said.

“The key is to have as large and as liquid a market as possible,” John Yap, British Columbia’s climate-change minister, said in a telephone interview. Under cap-and-trade, the government creates a market for pollution rights by issuing a limited number of carbon-dioxide permits, which companies can buy and sell.

Of the six states in the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord -- Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin -- Democrats lost the governor’s race or control of the legislature to Republicans in five, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Many Republicans in national and state politics have opposed cap-and- trade, which they say is an energy tax in disguise.

Dec 04 15:21

Electronic Pickpocketing with RFID Readers (VIDEO)

News 3 exposes $100 technology that can read RFIDs and steal credit card information or from any other items storing personal information via Radio Frequency Identification simply by waving the device near the victim's wallet.

Dec 04 09:46

Lights Out for Incandescents: Nanny-State America Strikes Again

Holly Deyo
Millennium Ark

This is a reminder if you want to continue using incandescent light bulbs, now is the time to stock up. More nanny-state America is about to descend on us.

When first reading World Net Daily's article four years ago, 2014 seemed light years away, if you'll pardon the pun. Now phasing out incandescent bulbs is a few short months from kicking in . . .

Dec 03 23:28

TYT: Slap In The Face Of The Middle Class - Deficit Commission Proposal

Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) breaks down the official proposal of the Deficit Commission and concludes that it helps the rich and corporations while screwing the average middle class American.

Dec 03 22:38

Bank of America busted lying about bailout money. By Ryan Dawson

They never stop lying. We should not have counterfeiters supporting illegal gambling and fraud as a basis for economics. By the way they also got TARP funds! And gave themselves 100% bonuses with it!

See this quick video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJtTtY2svTI

and this one which a bit of was on the daily show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlNN8SZMmYo

Dec 03 00:29

Feds Warrantlessly Tracking Americans’ Credit Cards in Real Time

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/12/realtime/

Federal law enforcement agencies have been tracking Americans in real-time using credit cards, loyalty cards and travel reservations without getting a court order, a new document released under a government sunshine request shows.

The document, obtained by security researcher Christopher Soghoian, explains how so-called “Hotwatch” orders allow for real-time tracking of individuals in a criminal investigation via credit card companies, rental car agencies, calling cards, and even grocery store loyalty programs. The revelation sheds a little more light on the Justice Department’s increasing power and willingness to surveil Americans with little to no judicial or Congressional oversight.

Dec 02 21:26

“Unconstitutional” food bill driven by Big Food lobby dollars

Rady Ananda, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

While over 200 organizations lobbied on the Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510), no one seemed to notice an unconstitutional section in the bill until after it passed on Tuesday.

That day, Roll Call advised that the bill contained a provision, Sec. 107, allowing the Senate to raise revenues. This violates Article I, Section 7, of the U.S. Constitution, granting that power exclusively to the House. S.510 opponents now celebrate the House’s use of the “blue slip process” to return the bill to the Senate.

The Alliance for Natural Health figures that . . .

Dec 02 15:40

Madison County Man Being Evicted Off His Own Land for Living Too Simply (VIDEO)

Madison County officials are forcing a man out of his home — a recreational trailer — because they say he's breaking several ordinances.

Dec 02 12:36

Fed wants to strip a key protection for homeowners

Americans continue to lose their homes in record numbers, the Federal Reserve is considering making it much harder for homeowners to stop foreclosures and escape predatory home loans with onerous terms.

The Fed's proposal to amend a 42-year-old provision of the federal Truth in Lending Act has angered labor, civil rights and consumer advocacy groups along with a slew of foreclosure defense attorneys.

Since 1968, the Truth in Lending Act has given homeowners the right to cancel, or rescind illegal loans for up to three years after the transaction was completed if the buyer wasn't provided with proper disclosures at the time of closing.

Attorneys at AARP have used the rescission clause for decades to protect older homeowners stuck in predatory loans with costly terms. The provision is also helping struggling homeowners to fight a wave of foreclosure cases in which faulty and sometimes-fraudulent disclosures were used.

The violations must be of a material nature to invalidate a loan under the extended-rescission clause. To do so, homeowners — usually those facing financial problems or foreclosure — hire an attorney to scour their mortgage documents for possible violations regarding the actual cost of the loan or payment terms.

Dec 02 09:11

The Austerity Hammer Starts to Fall on United States as Debt Consumes Europe

Problem, Reaction, Solution: Derivatives, Crash, Too Big To Fail, Bailout, Nationalization, Budget Crisis, Privatization, Debt Slavery, Austerity, Evaporating Pensions, Central Banks, Big Government, World Government. It’s been quite a saga, but this economic crisis has been planned sabotage by design. The age of the Offshore Global Cartel is the age of economic warfare with the wealthy Western world. The 3rd World has largely already been brought to its knees. The remaining vestiges of national sovereignty must be eliminated and the middle class consumer society must be swept back to the feudal age by way of a tidal wave looting of living standards, cut wages & pensions, and the bread and circuses of cheap plastic goods and entertainment.

Dec 02 09:07

Structure of Health Tyranny: Codex Alimentarius, Part 3

Brandon Turbeville -- Activist Post

The history of Codex is important, but one should also understand the structure of Codex Alimentarius in order to understand how it arrives at its decisions.

Dec 02 07:16

Institute of Medicine Report on Vitamin D Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

If you believe anything the government says you are a fool!

Dec 01 21:31

CDC knowingly used false data - D.C. water may still be contaminated by dangerous levels of LEAD

Thanks, Centers for Disease Creation... from my WP email alert and to think I just finished showing a friend moments ago History International's The Crumbling of America about our failing infrastructure, saved on the DVR. Important Doc even with the global warming part and that jackass Meigs using it as a vehicle for street cred in the science sector after managing the Popular Mechanics hit piece on 9/11 researchers so long ago now.

...The water in almost 15,000 D.C. homes that were repaired during a massive effort to remove lead pipes may still be contaminated by dangerous levels of the metal, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dec 01 16:58

TSA turns off naked body scanners to avoid opt-out day protests

Anticipating a nationwide grassroots surge of protests against naked body scanners and aggressive pat-downs, the TSA simply turned off its naked body scanners on Wednesday and let air travelers walk right through security checkpoints without being X-rayed or molested.

All across the country, air travelers are reporting that the TSA simply deactivated the naked body scanners and let people go right through without a scan. "Backscatter scanners are off. No scan. No patdown." reported a traveler from the Seattle airport. "Backscatter machines aren't being used at LAX," reported another traveler. "They're all roped off."

As soon as the TV cameras leave, however, they can turn those machines right back on and start molesting people once again. This is classic behavior of police state tyrants: They present a calm, professional image to the media, but once the cameras leave, all of a sudden their hands are back down in your pants.

Dec 01 16:24

Top ten lies about Senate Bill 510, by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) The Food Safety Modernization Act looks like it's headed to become law. It's being hailed as a "breakthrough" achievement in food safety, and it would hand vast new powers and funding to the FDA so that it can clean up the food supply and protect all Americans from food-borne pathogens.

Here are the ten biggest lies that have been promoted about S.510 by the U.S. Congress, the food industry giants and the mainstream media:

Lie #1 - Most deaths from food poisoning are caused by fresh produce

Lie #2 - Under S.510, the FDA would only recall products it knows to be contaminated

Lie #3 - They didn't tell you that nearly 70% of grocery store chickens are contaminated with salmonella every day

Lie #4 - S.510 will exclude and protect small farmers

Lie #5 - The FDA needs more power to enforce food safety

Lie #6 - Fresh produce is contaminated because of a lack of paperwork

Lie #7 - The American people are dying in droves from unsafe fresh food

Lie #8 - The FDA just wants to make food "safer"

Lie #9 - Food smuggling is a huge problem in America

Lie #10 - S.510 will make America's food supply the safest in the world

---Comment---

The singular role of any government is to secure the rights of the people, any law that does not hold this basic tenant is unconstitutional. -- kdtroxel

Dec 01 16:00

Fed Names Recipients of $3.3 Trillion in Crisis Aid

The Federal Reserve, under orders from Congress, today named the counterparties of about 21,000 transactions from $3.3 trillion in aid provided to stem the worst financial panic since the Great Depression.

Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. were among the biggest borrowers from one program, the Term Auction Facility, with as much as $45 billion apiece. Some aid went to U.S. units of foreign institutions, including Switzerland’s UBS AG, France’s Societe Generale and Germany’s Dresdner Bank AG. The Fed posted the data on its website to comply with a provision in July’s Dodd-Frank law overhauling financial regulation.

The information, which also includes the amounts of transactions and interest rates charged, spans six loan programs as well as currency swaps with other central banks, purchases of mortgage-backed securities and the rescues of Bear Stearns Cos. and American International Group Inc.

Dec 01 13:00

Government by dicts: my comprehensive resources to prove US fascism and rigged-casino economics

If you'd like the facts of American war and economics policies explained, documented, and proven beyond doubt, I offer two options. My article, "Open proposal to US higher education," is my professional and academic voice. Here is my passionate citizen advocacy voice:

Fellow Americans: literally for the love of God, it’s time.
It’s time to recognize the overwhelming evidence of unlawful and lie-based US Wars of Aggression, rigged-casino economics, and a complicit corporate media that echoes propaganda for our lying sacks of spin “leaders” who operate above and in contempt of US law.

It’s time to recognize “leadership” of both parties are the Left and Right arms of one oligarchic political body. The proper academic label for this government, not even close to a constitutional repubulic, is fascism.

The US government is run by dicts, as in dictatorship; doing whatever they dictate and unlimited by rule of law.

Note: Article is full of supporting links.

Dec 01 11:50

REALITY REPORT #72 - Stripping the TSA

Will the TSA soon be at every bus terminal and train depot in America? In this edition of the Reality Report Gary Franchi discloses the purpose of the TSA Viper Teams and what non-invasive methods the Russians and Iraqis use to hunt for explosives. A new initiative is launched to abolish the TSA and Gary gives you the steps to take action. Nina breaks down the top stories including the Christmas Tree Bomber, what the media didn't tell you about "Opt Out Day" and new information in the latest Wikileaks release and what you need to know about the world silver market. We are Change Chicago is featured from their latest street action, Beverly Eakman, co-founder of the National Education Consortium talks with Gary about how the financial crash can grow the police state, and Jesse Ventura returns to weigh in on the 9/11 Attacks. The mailbag is sifted and an new Enemy of the State joins the ranks.Please help raise awareness for The Reality Report and share this show.

Dec 01 11:21

Industry bought Congressional votes to pass S. 510 food safety bill

Despite an incredible outpouring of public opposition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) "Food Safety Modernization Act", or S. 510, the Senate voted 73 to 25 to pass the bill anyway. And data presented by Maplight.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, shows that big industry groups and large food producers spent millions of dollars buying off Congressmen to garner support for it.

According to the site, Senators that ended up supporting the bill received nearly $10 million in political contributions from interest groups that also supported the bill. This amount was more than four times as much as groups opposed to the bill spent on overall contributions.

Why Your Senators Did Vote For S.510

“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson (1778)

Dec 01 08:22

The United States Turns Into A Post-Industrial Wasteland

The video posted below is a compilation of video footage from this past Black Friday. It is absolutely shocking to see what average Americans will do to each other just to save a little bit of money on cheap foreign-made goods....

Dec 01 07:07

Why the Tester Amendment Does NOT Help Small Food Producers Under S.510

The Tester "Small Farm" Exemption to S.510 Exposed as a Scam: Part 1

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Some of our readers and others have requested that we reference specific sections of the Tester Amendment to food safety bill S. 510 to outline why this does not help or exempt small food producers.

The amendment has been sold to the critical public as "exempting" small farms and food producers from the entirety of the heavy-handed regulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Yet, nothing could be farther from the truth . . .

Dec 01 06:28

How to Save Taxpayer Money: Bring in The Dogs, Not Naked Body Scanners

Brasscheck TV

This video exposes the blood-boiling waste and corruption that the new airport body-scanning machines represent. So far, at least $160 million in US Taxpayer money has been spent, with potentially billions more to be paid on these systems in the next few years.

Trained bomb sniffing dogs, in combination with the metal detectors *already being used* in airports would produce FAR more accurate readings of REAL threats to airline passengers, without the Gestapo-like humiliation, the illegal invasion of privacy and the toxic exposure to radiation from these devices . . .

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