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Jul 21 09:17

“Smart” Toothbrushes Are Equipped With Interactive Wireless Displays—Radio Transmitters

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Do you brush your teeth with a ‘smart’ toothbrush?

Did you know there are ‘smart’ toothbrushes?

According to the package information that comes with the Oral-B Triaction/Precision 5000/5500, it contains an “interactive wireless display,” i.e., a radio transmitter that puts out electromagnetic frequencies. Holy moly—one more smart device to track us, even while brushing our teeth...

Jul 21 08:19

IDAHO EMBRACES NEOFEUDALISM WITH ITS “NONCOMPETE” LEGISLATION

Many of you may not be familiar with what I’m talking about, so I’ll start with some excerpts from a very good New York Times article on the subject, and then get into some detailed commentary at the end.

Here’s a brief overview of the situation from the piece, Noncompete Pacts, Under Siege, Find Haven in Idaho:

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho achieved a notable distinction last year: It became one of the hardest places in America for someone to quit a job for a better one.

The state did this by making it easier for companies to enforce noncompete agreements, which prevent employees from leaving their company for a competitor.

“We’re trying to build the tech ecosystem in Boise,” said George Mulhern, chief executive of Cradlepoint, a company here that makes routers and other networking equipment. “And anything that would make somebody not want to move here or start a company here is going to slow down our progress.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a word with which to characterise this legislation, from a standpoint of worker's rights; that word is, "insane".

Were this to go all the way to the Supreme Court, my guess would be that the Court would rule against it.

Jul 20 13:15

Codex Alumentarius And Monsanto’s Toxic Relations

“Our soils are sick from greed-based, irresponsible agricultural practices, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, erosion and mineral depletion, all of which stop or reduce adequate microbial activity in the soil, rendering them sick and/or dead and sterile. Sick soils make for sick plants and sick plants make for sick humans and animals.” Scott Tips, president of the National Health Federation, Crashing Monsanto’s Pesticide Party in Beijing.

Jul 20 12:31

VW's settlement in emissions scandal reaches $1.3 billion

California says Volkswagen will pay the state another $154 million in penalties and costs over the automaker's emissions scandal.

California's Air Resources Board says the increase in a consent decree filed Thursday brings VW's total settlement in California to $1.3 billion.

Volkswagen Group of America acknowledges rigging 11 million of its vehicles with software used to cheat on vehicle emissions tests.

Jul 20 09:14

Medical, Disabilities And Discrimination Claims Can Be Filed Against States PUCs And Utilities

By Catherine J. Frompovich

According to Electrosmog Prevention, “Accommodations may be requested of the PUC or utility for qualifying disabilities or medical conditions [regarding EMFs/RFs radiation from AMI Smart Meters]. A discrimination complaint may be filed if accommodations aren’t met.”...

Jul 20 08:11

Why you should only buy organic strawberries: The summer-favorite fruit contains AT LEAST 20 pesticides

Strawberries contain the most pesticides of any fruit or vegetable, new research reveals.

The summer-favorite fruit contains at least 20 synthetic chemicals, a report found.

Jul 19 22:58

Marijuana Sales Totaled $6.7 Billion In 2016

North American marijuana sales grew by an unprecedented 30% in 2016 to $6.7 billion as the legal market expands in the U.S. and Canada, according to a new report by Arcview Market Research.

North American sales are projected to top $20.2 billion by 2021 assuming a compound annual growth rate of 25%. The report includes Canada for the first time as it moves towards implementing legal adult use marijuana.

Jul 18 15:35

AmazonFresh Worker Reveals: Amazon Illegally Keeps Workers In A Freezer For Over Two Hours At A Time

The International Amazon Workers Voice (IAWV) recently spoke with a young AmazonFresh worker in Virginia. Launched in 2007, AmazonFresh, the company’s online grocery business, delivers groceries to its Prime members in select cities. AmazonFresh represents an effort to directly challenge brick-and-mortar stores in the $800 billion grocery market. According to Business Insider, Amazon plans to open 20 physical AmazonFresh locations over the next two years.

Jul 18 07:33

Asbestos Found in Makeup Sold to Tweens and Girls

A report by WTVD found the toxic carcinogen asbestos, along with four heavy metals, contaminating a line of makeup sold to girls and young teens at…

Jul 18 04:58

INDIA: CASHLESS TRANSACTIONS A THING OF PAST IN AP

Cashless transactions are fast becoming a thing of the past. People are reluctant to use cashless facilities, which has made the government’s much-hyped campaign a failed episode.

Jul 17 15:25

Workers Shine A Spotlight On Employer Abuses In Music City

Marches by immigrant workers are not an everyday sight in Nashville, Tennessee. But 50 hotel workers and supporters took to the streets June 20 to make visible the conditions facing low-wage workers in this city.

Jul 17 07:57

Microsoft cuts off Windows 10 support early for some PCs

An entire generation of PCs, most only three or four years old, are now unable to receive new feature updates to Windows 10. If Microsoft doesn't deliver a patch within the next six to nine months, those PCs could be cut off from security fixes.

Jul 17 06:51

Primark recalls thousands of pairs of flip flops over fears they could cause cancer

The flip flops are believed to contain chrysene, which has been noted to be a carcinogenic risk to humans and can cause cancer, reports Science Direct.

Jul 17 06:22

FACIAL RECOGNITION COMING TO POLICE BODY CAMERAS

An approach to machine learning inspired by the human brain is about to revolutionize street search. Even if the cop who pulls you over doesn’t recognize you, the body camera on his chest just might in the future.

Jul 16 08:05

U.S. Taxpayers Fund Heroin Vaccine, Despite U.S. Government Being The Biggest Heroin Dealer

Many of us just pay our taxes on a yearly basis and have absolutely no idea where they’re going. Are they funding new medical research? War? The elite’s agenda? The reality is that your taxpayers’ dollars support all of these things and more, despite the fact that you may not knowingly support them yourself. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society titled “Development of a Clinically Viable Heroin Vaccine” has been making recent headlines, hinting at fewer heroin users in the United States. The irony here is that taxpayer dollars are being spent to develop a vaccine against drug users supporting the very drug trade the U.S. government and the medical industry have so heavily invested in maintaining.

Jul 16 07:22

Feds Concede Can’t Search Cloud Data at Border for US Citizens

NBC News reported last week that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) concedes it lacks authority to access data stored only on the cloud when its agents examine the electronic devices of US citizens crossing the border. The NBC news report, Border Patrol Says It’s Barred From Searching Cloud Data on Phones, was based on a CBP Letter, dated June 20, sent in response to written questions posed to CBP acting commissioner Kevin McAleenan by Senator Ron Wyden. Last April, Wyden and Senator Ron Paul introduced the Protecting Data at the Border Act that require border officials get a warrant based on probable cause before they could to search or seize cellphones at the border.

Jul 16 07:13

Is California Bailing Out Tesla through the Backdoor?

Tesla will soon hit the limit of the federal tax rebates, which are good for the first 200,000 EVs sold in the US per manufacturer beginning in December 2009 (IRS explanation). In the second quarter after the manufacturer hits the limit, the subsidy gets cut in half, from $7,500 to $3,750; two quarters later, it gets cut to $1,875. Two quarters later, it goes to zero.

Jul 15 13:18

Walmart shopper catches large snake in parking lot

This lady knows high quality protein when she sees it and what a deal.

July 13 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma woman who spotted a large snake slithering around the parking lot of her local Walmart didn't wait for authorities -- she grabbed the serpent herself.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/04/26/Police-round-up-40-snakes-dumpe...

Jul 13 17:34

One password you won't forget: Webcam site lets members log in with a 'penisprint'

Webcam sex website CamSoda has launched a 'Dick-ometrics' feature it claims will allow users to access their account by taking a picture of their penis.

The biometric security features uses the penis in a similar way to a fingerprint or retina scanner.

It analyzes a photo of the penises differentiating factors, including size, color and vein protrusion, to grant user's access to their accounts.

Jul 13 10:49

Russia's response to Trump leak reports: don't read U.S. newspapers

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Tuesday advised that people don't read American newspapers, in response to U.S. media reports that President Donald Trump had disclosed classified intelligence at a meeting with Russian officials.

The spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said she had received dozens of messages asking about the reports, which have been denied by the White House.

Jul 13 08:24

Vapen Clear: Meet The World’s First Cannabis Inhaler

By Organic & Healthy

We are in the generation of social and medical cannabis evolution. Not only are the numbers of cannabis advocates increasing, but creative innovators around the globe are developing new ideas left and right.

There are now more ways than ever to get your medicinal or social intake of marijuana. If you thought you’ve seen it all, though, think again. The world’s first-ever cannabis inhaler is starting to roll out and goes by the name of Vapen Clear, and there’s nothing else like it out there...

Jul 13 06:03

Where Does Your Favorite Brand of Bottled Water Actually Come From?

Lots of us avoid tap water in an effort to avoid the chemicals that municipalities add to the supply. But did you know that many brands of bottled waters could contain those very same chemicals? Luckily, not all of them are simply bottled tap water.

Here's where your favorite brands of bottled water actually come from.

Jul 13 05:27

US to Spend $406 Billion on F-35 Jet Program

The Most Expensive Weapons Program Is Getting More Costly

The cost of the F-35 jet program , already the most expensive weapons program ever is estimated to climb to US$406.5 billion , dispite Trump's assurances to fix "out of control" expenditures

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Jul 12 14:26

British American Tobacco Suppress Health Warnings on African Cigarettes

Revealed: In search of development in Africa, British American Tobacco yet others use intimidatory tactics to try to suppress health warnings and regulation.

Jul 12 12:10

FLASHBACK - Nigerian Scams Found To Have Israeli Origins.

Jul 10 16:38

Bezos, Slim, and Buffett, Publicly Pleading Poverty, Ask Congress for Help With Their Newspapers

Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos (worth $83.9 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index), New York Times owner Carlos Slim (worth $61.1 billion), and Buffalo News owner Warren Buffett ($76.9 billion), publicly pleading poverty, are asking Congress for a helping hand in their negotiations with Google, controlled by Sergey Brin ($45.6 billion) and Larry Page ($46.8 billion).
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Jul 10 07:55

TECH BILLIONAIRES POSITIONING THEMSELVES FOR $1 TRILLION CYBERSECURITY BOOM

Make no mistake: Your data is under attack and hacker extortionists are getting rich—but this is a war with opportunities on both sides, and for the warriors fighting cybercrime, it’s a $200-billion-plus opportunity with endless market potential.

When your email can be hacked by a 12-year-old, and giant Internet of Things (IoT) companies like Yahoo!, Google and Facebook can’t keep you safe, the e-mail of the future promises to halt data theft in its tracks.

And one little-known company is doing just that …

California-based Identillect Technologies Corp. (TSX-V:ID; OTCQB: IDTLF) is storming the data security space with a historical first: an email encryption solution that is cheap and easy to use—for everyone.
In fact, it’s a brilliant 2-minute email install solution that has the potential to win the lion’s share of the profits in an industry where security is now the Holy Grail.

Jul 10 07:52

UP TO A MILLION TURKS MARCH FOR JUSTICE AND THE WESTERN MSM SAYS NOTHING

Turkey’s secular Kemalist opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the CHP has led a 450-kilometer 25-day march from Ankara to Istanbul.

The March for Justice (Adalet in Turkish) ended up attracting 110,000 people according to the Turkish government while some opposition members put the figure at over a million people.

The march continued to gain followers on the long road to Istanbul.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just look at those images; these are very, very brave, and peaceful, Turks, to have participated in this protest. Just...WOW!

Jul 07 21:10

Walmart Is Selling a $299 Cannabis Rosin Press. So We Bought One

As thousands of YouTube videos illustrate, the process of extracting rosin at home can be messy and inefficient. That’s why the good folks at Walmart—yes, that Walmart—want to spare cannabis lovers from using hair straighteners and other ad hoc tools.

Alongside its virtual aisles of firearms and Febreze, the world’s largest retailer just added a rosin press. It doesn’t seem too shy about it, either. On its website (the press is only available online) Walmart describes the Rosineer RNR-MV1 as a “dab machine.”

Jul 07 13:49

Is California Setting Up Precedent For The 5G Wireless Takeover?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Many people are concerned—seriously, too—about a bill introduced into the California State Legislature dealing with the placement of 5G Wireless towers on poles every so many feet.

“SB 649 is a bill that would eliminate local governments’ planning authority over wireless facilities on publicly-owned streets and properties, allowing the wireless industry to install 5G cell towers on every other power pole on your street,” according to Josh Hart at Stop Smart Meters.org...

Jul 07 06:46

CNN’s ratings collapse as primetime shows draw less viewers than re-runs of “Yogi Bear”

A series of fake news articles (see here, here and here), black mail of anonymous Reddit users who had the audacity to poke fun at them and a couple of undercover videos from Project Veritas revealing CNN producers admitting their own news is “mostly bullshit,” seems to be taking a toll on CNN’s ratings.

Jul 07 03:41

Why Eating Meat in America Is Like Going on a Trip to the Drug Store

Most of the meat Americans eat is banned in other industrialized countries.

Jul 06 16:29

Which completely screwed up healthcare bill do you want?

What I’m pointing out in this article is an ongoing devastation that sits at the bottom of any conventional health plan. All discussions about which national insurance scheme is right for you ignores that devastation.

Jul 04 11:56

In Worrisome Move, Kaspersky Agrees to Turn Over Source Code to US Government

Over the last couple of weeks, there’s been a disturbing trend of governments demanding that private tech companies share their source code if they want to do business. Now, the US government is giving the same ultimatum and it’s getting what it wants.

On Sunday, the CEO of security firm Kaspersky Labs, Eugene Kaspersky, told the Associated Press that he’s willing to show the US government his company’s source code. “Anything I can do to prove that we don’t behave maliciously I will do it,” Kaspersky said while insisting that he’s open to testifying before Congress as well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would find it highly unlikely that Kaspersky would put anything malicious in its code to suck up intel for Russia from American Defense Department servers; Mike has a great deal of respect for the software these people develop, and so do I.

Jul 04 10:34

What Are the Best Cannabis Strains for Pain?

Personally recommend Blackberry Kush and Afghan landrace Mazar I Sharif.

One of the most common applications for medical marijuana is pain, whether it's inflammation, headaches, neuropathic pain, muscle soreness, spinal injury, fibromyalgia, or cramps. Patients have seen varying degrees of success with cannabis in treating various pain-related ailments, depending on the type of pain, the intensity, and the individual's own physiology.

Jul 04 07:41

Popular heartburn drugs Prevacid, Prilosec & Nexium linked to 25% higher death risk

Popular heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been linked to a variety of health problems, including serious kidney damage, bone fractures and dementia. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that longtime use of the drugs also is associated with an increased risk of death.

Jul 03 12:42

NHS patient information illegally shared with Google DeepMind

Data belonging to 1.6 million patients was illegally shared with Google after a National Health Service (NHS) trust tested a medical app with the tech giant. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ruled on Monday that the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust had not complied with the Data Protection Act when it provided information to Google’s DeepMind program.

Jul 02 19:01

Trump Calls Out States Stonewalling ‘Voter Fraud’ Investigation (Video)

Since the election, many have speculated that the only reason that Trump lost the popular vote was due to voter fraud. Thanks to non-partisan groups like VoteFraud.org and WatchDog.org there is credible information showing that voter fraud did likely occur, hence why it should be investigated, and Trump created a voter fraud panel in May to do such a thing. But now, states are stonewalling the panel.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the various responses given to the panel by the states. Citing public records laws, many states are outright refusing to provide voter information to the panel, or only providing partial information. What is the balance here between investigating potential voter fraud and privacy concerns?

Jul 02 16:22

Maxine Waters on War Path, Wants Trump Exiled! (Video)

It is almost sad yet thoroughly laughable to witness the mental meltdown of Maxine Waters in real time. She has become increasingly unhinged ever since the election, and has each attack against Trump has been discredited, her grip on reality is slowly slipping away. Already she has been called out by even leftist news outlets for contradicting her own public statements. But as her Twitter account shows, her mental state may have degraded even further.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at Waters’ recent Twitter statuses, where she calls for the exile of Donald Trump. Let that sink in for a moment, she is actually calling for a sitting president to be exiled, forgetting that we are not living in the Roman Empire. What is more sad is that such a deluded woman is still able to hold office.

Jul 02 12:42

PEI Approval of Rollo Bay Facility Puts Wild Salmon at Risk, Groups Say

By Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

Charlottetown, June 27, 2017: Today, local and national environmental groups expressed profound concern over a decision by the Government of Prince Edward Island to approve construction of the world’s first factory to grow genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) fish...

Jul 01 11:34

Revenge on a IRS Phone Scamming Company - Call Flooder

Jul 01 10:02

Obama Flown to Indonesia as Susan Rice Agrees to Testify (Video)

The fact that Obama is a hypocrite should come as no surprise to anyone. Of course, when he was in office, Obama at least tried to keep a lid on it for appearances’ sake. But now that he has retired as a private citizen, all bets are off and he has been living it up as a member of the one percent he so decried, cavorting with billionaires in their private islands. And although he is a private citizen, he still believes that he is untouchable... or does he?

Jun 30 16:07

Two New Studies Confirm Common Insecticide Weakens Honeybee Hives

By Derrick Broze

After years of back and forth speculation and conflicting studies from countries around the world, it seems fair to say neonicotinoids insecticides are causing dramatic weakening of honeybee hives. The “neonics” are a class of pesticide that has previously been linked to declines in bee populations. Neonics were developed in 1991 and commercial use began in the mid-1990s. Around 2006, commercial beekeepers began reporting what is now known as colony collapse disorder — where entire colonies of bees die off with no obvious cause. The disorder has been reported in commercial colonies all over the world. Several studies have implicated neonics, which are used to kill insects harmful to crops. Two new studies seem to confirm the danger of the class of insecticides...

Jun 30 09:58

Composite Wood, Construction: Authorities Close in on Carcinogenic Formaldehyde Emissions

By Christopher Clark

The long list of fraud cases which elude national or regional regulations continues. After the global Volkswagen emissions case, the US and Canadian authorities are turning their eyes to the wood import business, with millions of items being sold on national soil, putting consumer health at risk. The extent of the fraud is still not fully assessed, but regulators in the US and in Canada are already on the move to fill the gap...

Jun 30 09:32

New Nevada Law Legalizes Commercial Hemp Production Despite Federal Prohibition

By Michael Maharrey

Tomorrow, a new Nevada law goes into effect legalizing commercial industrial hemp production in the state, despite a federal ban on the same. The new policy sets the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect within the state.

A bipartisan coalition of 12 legislators sponsored Senate Bill 396 (SB396). The new law authorizes the cultivation of industrial hemp for commercial purposes and the production of agricultural hemp seed in Nevada. The statute expands current law...

Jun 30 09:25

Monsanto to Fight “Cancer Causing” Label For Its Signature Weedkiller in California

By Aaron Kesel

Roundup weedkiller maker Monsanto is planning to fight back as California moves closer to labeling the dangerous chemical as “cancer causing.”

Glyphosate will be added to California’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said.

Monsanto argues that the decision is “unwarranted on the basis of science and the law.”...

Jun 29 12:40

UBER’s History of Badness

Uber has been rocked by a steady stream of scandals and negative publicity in recent years, including revelations of questionable spy programs, a high-stakes technology lawsuit, claims of sexual harassment and discrimination and embarrassing leaks about executive conduct.

Jun 29 10:39

Facebook Censorship Removing 66,000 Posts Per Week (Video)

How do you censor free speech in America? Simple, just rebrand it as hate speech! This is a tactic the left has been using with great success recently, from college campuses to YouTube. Anyone who questions this will be met with the same old refrain “hate speech is not protected speech” and “the First Amendment only covers government censorship”. And now Facebook has just upped its censorship game.

In the following video, Today’s Yellow Snow (formerly Right Wing News) looks at a report that Facebook has been deleting about 66,000 posts a week. Of course, Facebook notes that while “it can feel like censorship”, they are only cracking down on hate speech. Sound familiar? Wonder how much of the ‘hate speech’ that Facebook is deleting is simply factual stuff that ‘triggers’ sensitive snowflakes.

Jun 29 08:53

TOP CANADIAN COURT PERMITS WORLDWIDE INTERNET CENSORSHIP

A country has the right to prevent the world’s Internet users from accessing information, Canada’s highest court ruled on Wednesday.
In a decision that has troubling implications for free expression online, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a company’s effort to force Google to de-list entire domains and websites from its search index, effectively making them invisible to everyone using Google’s search engine

The case, Google v. Equustek, began when British Columbia-based Equustek Solutions accused Morgan Jack and others, known as the Datalink defendants, of selling counterfeit Equustek routers online. It claimed California-based Google facilitated access to the defendants’ sites. The defendants never appeared in court to challenge the claim, allowing default judgment against them, which meant Equustek effectively won without the court ever considering whether the claim was valid.

Jun 29 07:27

Are “Brain Drain” Cell Phones Making Us Dumber?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Are you aware the more you depend upon your cell phone, especially ‘smart’ phones, the dumber you are most likely to become? A new study explains...

Jun 29 05:34

INSURANCE INDUSTRY LEADS THE WAY IN SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEMS

Insurance will soon be personal rather than product orientated. Driving cars has already become one of them. Technology will alert the insurance company what vehicle is being driven and how aggressively – or otherwise, determining the cost of each drive. The upside says the Times, is that these greater insights provided to insurance companies can reduce premiums to many careful people, but for those it decides are riskier, many may never get cover at all. Gene sequencing will quite likely be used to determine whether an individual is likely to get illnesses or calculate longevity that will price risk. Privacy and discrimination will be the battleground for civil liberty organisations who already know they lost that battle a few years ago.

Jun 28 19:36

Faecal bacteria found in ice at Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero, investigation finds

Tony Lewis, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, told the programme: "The level of contamination of faecal bacteria concerns me a great deal. "The bacteria found are opportunistic pathogens - the source of human disease. These should not be present at any level - never mind the significant numbers found."

Jun 28 17:21

Walmart to truckers: ‘We won’t work with you if you move goods for Amazon’

In a note this morning from Deutsche Bank’s freight and logistics analyst Amit Mehrotra, he notes that the “WMT vs. AMZN battle is heating up” and points to a report by DV Velocity, according to which a well respected transportation industry consultant told attendees of a logistics conference that Walmart (WMT) is telling trucking companies that it will no longer do business with them if they continue moving goods for Amazon (AMZN).

Jun 28 12:01

Chef Boyardee Recalls Over 700k Pounds of Spaghetti

Whether for misbranding or contamination, food companies have been riddled with recalls at an increasingly alarming rate so far in 2017. Just in the month of June alone, more than 13 food distributors listed recalls on products for reasons of possible listeria, water contamination and undeclared allergens on product labels.

Conagra Brands Inc., is the latest food company to issue a nationwide recall for over 700,000 pounds of Chef Boyardee products. In a statement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday that various spaghetti and meatball selections were recalled because of misbranding.

Jun 28 09:30

Faecal bacteria found in ice at Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero, investigation finds

Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were present in ice at three major high street coffee chains, according to an investigation.

Samples from drinks at Costa, Starbucks, and Caffe Nero were reportedly found to be contaminated in lab tests carried out by BBC One's consumer series Watchdog.

Faecal coliforms, which contain disease-causing pathogens, were present on 7/10 ice samples in Costa, 3/10 in Caffe Nero and 3/10 in Starbucks, the BBC said.

Jun 28 06:51

Scott Adams: The Only Way to Fix Healthcare Insurance in the U.S.

People will look at the number of people covered and stop there. So any Republican bill that covers fewer people than Obamacare is dead on arrival. That’s where we are now. And we don’t have a system of government that can fix this situation.

But what we do have is an active citizenry and social media. That’s a better system for designing a healthcare system. I’ll describe one way to go about it.

Jun 28 00:37

600 years of OIL in only 3 finds on American Soil Read Description

Yesterday's discussion on Mr. Williams and oil reserves.

Published on Nov 19, 2009:
"Mr Williams points out 2 Oil Finds in Alaska that would last over 400 years this includes projected growth, they also Found the Montanna and Balkan find they now admit it would last over 200 years with projected growth so this is over 600 years worth of oil with projected growth, all on American Soil.

Jun 27 16:34

Papahanaumokuakea Review Spurs Tension With Conservation Groups, Fisheries

I want to hear Mike say that on the show tomorrow!

HONOLULU (CN) – President Donald Trump’s targeting of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the northwest Hawaiian Islands for national review has revived a lopsided debate between Native Hawaiians, senators, scientists and conservation groups in favor of the monument’s designation, and an activist fishery council mainly concerned with “maximizing longline yields.”

Jun 27 09:02

Cell Phone Towers And What You Really Should Know About Them

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Cell phone microwave towers are popping up everywhere like mushrooms after a spring rain.

There are numerous types of towers, including those which are called “mast” towers. There’s even a mini cell tower, the “thimble”, which can be planted on top of a utility pole...

Jun 27 07:51

Researchers blind autonomous cars by tricking LIDAR

If you've ever been dazzled by some idiot's high-beam driving towards you at night, you'd probably welcome a self-driving car – except one of the key “eyes”, LIDAR, can also be blinded, or tricked into reacting to objects that aren't there.

LIDAR - Light Detection and Ranging - is an important self-driving vehicle technology: it gathers distances to objects by firing a pulsed laser at them and collating the reflections.

Hocheol Shin, Dohyun Kim, Yujin Kwon, and Yongdae Kim of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have demonstrated two kinds of attacks against LIDAR: a spoofing attack, and a saturation attack. Their work is published at the International Association for Cryptologic Research's pre-print archive here.

While their work was in a lab, they write that the potential damage from an attack is serious.

Jun 26 16:59

IKEA Releases Indoor Garden Kits For Year Round Veggies – No Skills Or Soil Needed

IKEA released a series of indoor hydroponic growing shelves that can make produce all year round.

No soil, yard or skills needed...

Jun 26 13:59

iPhones And Siri Are Getting Ready To Take Over By Integrating Into Every Aspect Of Our Daily Life

It’s 2027, and you’re walking down the street, confident you’ll arrive at your destination even though you don’t know where it is. You may not even remember why your smartphone is telling you to go there.

Jun 25 09:58

Who's driving you? REPORTED LIST OF INCIDENTS INVOLVING UBER AND LYFT

Uber’s process for onboarding drivers is dangerously negligent. Neither Uber nor Lyft uses fingerprints or law enforcement to background-check their drivers. And Uber doesn’t even bother to meet with drivers in person before allowing them to ferry passengers. The result is a series of incidents involving “ridesharing” passengers being harmed and criminal offenders behind the wheel. (25 deaths, many assaults & rapes included on the list.)

Jun 25 09:37

Uber driver charged on suspicion of raping female passenger in Santa Ana

An Uber driver has been charged on suspicion of raping a passenger in Santa Ana while she was intoxicated, authorities said Wednesday. Angel Sanchez, 36, of Costa Mesa faces one felony count of rape of an intoxicated victim, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said, and up to eight years in prison if convicted. Prosecutors said the woman was at a company gathering in Newport Beach on March 30 when colleagues requested an Uber ride for her to her Santa Ana home. Sanchez picked up the woman in a 2016 Toyota Sienna and took her to a street near her home where he sexually assaulted her in the vehicle, prosecutors said.. The charge comes as Orange County attorneys and John Wayne Airport staffers are saying they will reassess the airport’s agreement with Uber in the wake of allegations that the company failed to investigate complaints filed against drivers contending they were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Jun 25 05:19

NSA USES TRICK TO SPY ON AMERICANS

The government is spying on most Americans through our computers, phones, cars, buses, streetlights, at airports and on the street, via mobile scanners and drones, through our credit cards and smart meters, televisions, dolls, and in many other ways.

Yesterday, ZDNet reported that the NSA uses a trick to get around the few flimsy American laws on spying … they shuttle internet traffic overseas so they can pretend they’re monitoring foreign communications:

A new analysis of documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden details a highly classified technique that allows the National Security Agency to “deliberately divert” US internet traffic, normally safeguarded by constitutional protections, overseas in order to conduct unrestrained data collection on Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... is why intelligent people either encrypt their communications securely, or only say very vanilla stuff in their emails or social media.

Jun 25 05:12

FLIMSY EVIDENCE AND FRINGE SOURCES LAND PEOPLE ON SECRETIVE BANKING WATCHLIST

A CORPORATE DATABASE used by banks and other institutions to screen clients for crimes such as money laundering and terror financing has labeled dozens of U.S. citizens as connected to terrorism on the basis of outdated or unsubstantiated allegations. An analysis of a 2014 copy of the database, which is known as World-Check, also indicates that many thousands of people, including children, were listed on the basis of tenuous links to crime or to politically prominent persons.

The database relied on allegations stemming from right-wing Islamophobic websites to categorize under “terrorism” people and groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations, several mosques, and national and regional Islamic organizations.

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That databases like this can be used to smear people who are perfectly innocent of wrongdoing smacks of Orwellian wrong-doing on a ginormous scale.

Jun 24 16:33

Stop The Fake News Network Presses: Vaccines Can Be Blamed For Illnesses And Diseases

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The European Union Court (EUC) recently (June 21, 2017) sent a mammoth gaff into the side of Big Pharma’s most sacred cows, Vaccines!

How dare the EUC do such a thing, especially since the U.S. CDC/FDA and SCOTUS seemingly suck up to; probably tap out or into Pharma’s “cool aide”; and even may brown nose Big Pharma’s pseudo vaccinology ‘science’...

Jun 22 13:59

A Grain Of Truth: RCEP And The Corporate Hijack Of Indian Agriculture

The plight of farmers in India has been well documented. A combination of debt, economic liberalisation, subsidised imports, rising input costs and a shift to cash crops (including GM cotton) has caused massive financial distress. Over 300,000 (perhaps closer to 400,000) have taken their lives over the last 20 years. From the effects of the Green Revolution (degraded soils, falling water tables, drought, etc.) to the lack of minimum support prices and income guarantees, it is becoming increasingly non-viable for many smallholder farmers to continue. The effects of last year’s demonetisation policy merely compounded the situation.

Jun 22 08:21

Are Electromagnetic Frequencies The Microwave Industry’s Achilles Heel Or The “Allergy de Jour”?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Basically, anyone can be allergic to anything; how about nickel allergy to cheap metal jewelry. Or woolen clothing? Insect bites? One percent of U.S. people have latex allergies! Nothing, technically, is exempt depending upon an individual’s constitution and exposures. That’s something allopathic medicine and some of the sciences seemingly write off as “not possible,” especially when it comes to modern technologies, which include electromagnetic impulses or frequencies called EMFs or RFs (radiofrequencies)...

Jun 22 08:13

ROGER STONE: END THE WAR ON DRUGS - LET TRUMP/CONGRESS KNOW!

THE UNITED STATES CANNABIS COALITION (USCC) IS A PRO-CANNABIS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO INFLUENCING FEDERAL LEVEL DECISION MAKERS

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Jun 21 16:21

New Vermont Law Will Increase Access to Medical Marijuana, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

By Shane Trejo

A Vermont bill to fully legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients was signed into law last week by Gov. Phil Scott. The new measure takes another step toward effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.

Introduced by Sen. Dick Sears (D-Bennington) and six co-sponsors, Senate Bill 16 (S.16) expands the existing laws on the books pertaining to medical marijuana to greatly expand access for qualifying patients...

Jun 21 13:06

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods creates a dangerous monopoly

One of the big questions on everyone’s minds following the recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos is what will become of the natural and organic grocer moving forward? The prospect of Whole Foods becoming more like Bezos’ other ventures is an ominous one for many people, especially because it affects something that’s very near and dear to all of us: Clean, chemical-free food.

Jun 21 08:36

WannaCry: The smart person's guide

WannaCry only targets Windows systems, particularly those vulnerable to EternalBlue, the SMB exploit developed by the NSA.

Jun 21 07:14

You and your family are being barbecued by cellphone towers and it’s worse than you might think

Two cell phone towers can be found in a local hardware store parking lot which continuously pump out 1500-2000 micro-watts of radiation to the area at all times.

Jun 20 15:23

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods creates a dangerous monopoly

One of the big questions on everyone’s minds following the recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos is what will become of the natural and organic grocer moving forward? The prospect of Whole Foods becoming more like Bezos’ other ventures is an ominous one for many people, especially because it affects something that’s very near and dear to all of us: Clean, chemical-free food.

Jun 20 12:18

Data Indicates Cell Phones Expose Consumers To Radiation Levels Higher Than Manufacturers Claim, Says The French Government

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The Environmental Health Trust published “Cell Phone Radiation Scandal: More Exposure Than Manufacturers Claim ‘PhoneGate’ In France, government data release reveals 9 out of 10 phones tested exceed regulatory limits.”

The French ANFR published online on June 1, 2017, a listing of cell phone data “details of make, model and test results...

Jun 20 09:52

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods to create a dangerous monopoly on health products that are frequently contaminated with heavy metals, warns the Health Ranger

One of the big questions on everyone’s minds following the recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos is what will become of the natural and organic grocer moving forward? The prospect of Whole Foods becoming more like Bezos’ other ventures is an ominous one for many people, especially because it affects something that’s very near and dear to all of us: Clean, chemical-free food.

To be fair, Whole Foods was already stricken with problems prior to the merger, including the presence of dangerous heavy metals like mercury and lead in some of its products. When independent lab reports confirming this were presented to Whole Foods executives, they basically ignored them and continued on with business as usual – which says a whole lot about the unfortunate direction the company was headed even without Amazon in the picture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And where is the FDA while corporations sell food with toxic contaminants?!?

Jun 20 09:21

Supreme Court Doesn't Care What You Say on the Internet

t was a big day for free speech at the U.S. Supreme Court. In two consequential decisions, the justices set the terms for the First Amendment in the era of Donald Trump and the internet. In one, the court struck a blow against political correctness, saying the Patent and Trademark Office could not refuse to register an offensive trademark. In the other, the court declared social media to be the vast public forum for nearly all expressions.

The cases display the free speech absolutism that has become judicial orthodoxy in recent years. In tandem, they frame the future of speech on social media. The government isn’t going to do the regulating itself, and the rule of civility, if any, is going to have to come from the private media companies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the Supremes!!

Jun 20 08:11

WE'RE #1 !

US Healthcare: Consumes 80% of World's Opioid Prescriptions

(*And if The Experts Would Kindly Explain How That DOES NOT Trace Back To Former Republican President George W Bush' Illegal Premptive Invasion Of The Nation Of Afghanistan , And How A Good Patriot Would Never Seek Indictments Against Members Of That Administration's War Crimes , And Their Elongigated After Effects , It Would Be Appreciated )

Jun 19 15:04

EXCLUSIVE: Moms Across America releases powerful new documentary exposing toxicity of GMOs and glyphosate

Moms Across America has just released a powerful new video called “Communities Rising” that exposes the devastating toxicity of GMOs and glyphosate. Watch the video now at this YouTube link, or watch it below.

GMOs and glyphosate are the leading toxins used in the mass poisoning of our children and our food soils. This mass poisoning is being underwritten and promoted by the deceptive media, prostituted science shills (who are routinely bribed to promote toxic poisons) and even Monsanto-funded “smear” groups that attack clean food activists. That’s why it’s so important that you not only watch this film but share it with others.

Every mom in America needs to see this documentary. Every consumer of food urgently needs to be informed of the systemic poisoning that’s being conducted right now, across nearly the entire U.S. food supply.

Watch this important film, share it with others.

Jun 19 09:00

Two women feared dead in Grenfell Tower were 'threatened with legal action' after questioning fire safety

Two women feared dead in the Grenfell Tower tragedy were allegedly threatened with legal action after they campaigned for improved fire safety.

Mariem Elgwahry, 27, and Nadia Choucair, 33, reportedly received letters ordering them to stop their campaign for improved safety.

Both women were fighting the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation for building improvements, with help from the Radical Housing Network, The Mirror reports.

Pilgrim Tucker, who works for the group, told the paper: “The TMO’s response was to threaten tenants with legal action and send out letters. Nadia and Mariem would have received them too.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whoever signed off on the decision to use totally flammable cladding on the building, and not improve the horrific fire safety issues here should spend the rest of their miserable lives in prison.

Jun 16 12:44

BREAKING: Facebook exposed identities of moderators to suspected terrorists

Have you ever wondered who takes on the grueling, unforgiving task of combing Facebook's groups and personal profiles for terrorist activity? Meet Community Operations workers

Jun 16 12:44

Rand Paul introduces bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition

Rand Paul introduces bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition

Senators introduce bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition

Sessions asked Congress in May to allow the Justice Department to prosecute businesses and individuals in states with medical marijuana laws

Jun 16 12:09

BAE caught profiteering from oppressive regimes

Global arms firm BAE Systems sold powerful mass surveillance equipment to six Middle Eastern nations with repressive human rights records, investigators claim, while warning that the technology could be used to track and hack dissidents.

Jun 15 16:23

Bayer and Monsanto’s mega-merger is toxic

A recently released poll shows that 9 in 10 Americans have serious concerns about the potential merger of major agrochemical companies Bayer AG and Monsanto. In a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll of 1,506 registered voters, Americans expressed overwhelmingly negative thoughts about the merger’s impacts on jobs, food safety, and independent farmers.

Jun 15 15:32

New Maine Law Expands Health Freedom

By Michael Maharrey

Earlier this month, Maine Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill that will help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state.

Sen. Rod Whittemore (R-Somerset) introduced Senate Bill 1385 (LD1385) on April 11. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors and patients from the onerous requirements and regulations under the state insurance code.

The bill defines what constitutes a direct primary care agreement and creates a modest regulatory structure...

Jun 15 14:08

Bayer and Monsanto’s mega-merger is toxic

A recently released poll shows that 9 in 10 Americans have serious concerns about the potential merger of major agrochemical companies Bayer AG and Monsanto. In a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll of 1,506 registered voters, Americans expressed overwhelmingly negative thoughts about the merger’s impacts on jobs, food safety, and independent farmers.

Jun 15 10:10

Signed Into Law: Nevada Becomes Free-Trade Zone for Bitcoin And Other Blockchains

This could make Nevada a hub for blockchain startups and it certainly offers agorist opportunities. In this video, Vin Armani examines a brand new law in his home state of Nevada that creates a free-trade zone for cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications exempting them from regulations. The law prohibits taxing and regulating blockchain businesses. Check out the details below:

Jun 14 15:40

New West Virginia Law Expands Health Freedom

By Michael Maharrey

Today, a new West Virginia law goes into effect that will help facilitate healthcare freedom without government regulation.

Del. Joel Ellington (R-Princeton) and Del. Amy Summers (R-Flemington) sponsored House Bill 2301 (HB2301). The new law specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors and patients from the onerous requirements and regulations under the state insurance code...

Jun 14 10:57

5 Doctors, Thousands of Patients, and the Effects of Regulation - Public Health & Policy

Not a fairy tale: Many years ago, three doctors formed an internal medicine practice and were proud of the thousands of patients they accumulated.

Now we must not forget Dr. B and D. They made a successful run at private practice and hired various other physicians and nurse practitioners over the years. The ranks of their patient population swelled. By 2015, however, they began to feel the futility of the current medical system. Thus Dr. B and Dr. D also eventually went concierge, and limited their practices to 500 patients each. And they thrived.
So if we do the math:
Dr. A had 5,000 patients and retired. He no longer is involved with patient care.
Dr. B moved to a concierge practice and narrowed his patient population from 5,000 to 500.
Dr. C moved to a concierge practice and narrowed his patient population from 5,000 to 500.
Dr. D moved to a concierge practice and narrowed his patient population from 2,500 to 500.

Jun 14 08:18

Alex Jones Exposed

Interesting if true.

HUGE UPDATE! Alex Jones has a new wife. Alex Jones married Austin, Texas area Jewish escort / yoga instructor Erika Wulff in January, 2017. Alex Jones had been utilizing Erika Wulff’s escort services since at least early 2013, which was the original reason that his ex-wife Kelly ‘Violet’ Nichols divorced him.

Jun 12 15:09

IPhone 8 Secret Development in Israel under Security Precautions

IPhone 8 is undoubtedly one of the few gadgets the whole world is expecting the market to be supplied with in the coming months. According to the reports, Apple company will unveil the model in 2018 in the tenth anniversary of the IPhone line production. IPhone 8, whose brand model name has not been confirmed yet, is reported to have major differences with other former models. The main difference, however, lies in the fact that this model is originally designed and manufactured in Israel.

Jun 12 12:56

Monsanto gets closer to controlling Africa’s farmers

Monsanto has become infamous for covering up the connection between glyphosate – which constitutes 50 percent of its Roundup weed killer product – and cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. When the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined in 2015 that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic to humans,” there was an immediate backlash against the company and multiple lawsuits have ensued.

Jun 11 08:41

70 Percent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors Are Inaccurate

By April McCarthy

Ringrose and her team tested dozens of home monitors and found they weren’t accurate within five mmHg about 70 per cent of the time. The devices were off the mark by 10 mmHg about 30 per cent of the time...

Jun 10 09:31

Israel bans Heinz Ketchup because it’s linked to liver, pancreas, immune system, and brain issues

The food industry only allows it to be sold as “tomato seasoning”, not “tomato ketchup”. Triggered by a series of tests conducted by an Israeli food company also selling ketchup. The tests revealed that, although Heinz boasts over 60% tomato as an ingredient, there was only 21% tomato concentrate in each bottle.

Jun 10 07:20

SUPER CREEP! WHAT MARK ZUCKERBERG IS ABOUT TO DO TO YOUR SMARTPHONE WILL MAKE YOU CRINGE

Facebook wants to spy on YOU through your smartphone camera and analyse the emotions on your face. The social network just patented technology that monitors users' reactions to posts, messages and adverts you see on its app.

Jun 09 13:11

The Big Pharma death machine

The drug epidemic plaguing the United States seems to only get worse as time trudges on. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced recently that drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for American adults under the age of 50.

Jun 09 10:01

The S.M.A.R.T Psy-op Consumers Don’t Recognize

By Catherine J. Frompovich and Contributing researcher Kerri Ellen Wilder

“Smart” is really S.M.A.R.T., an engineering acronym for Specific – Measurable – Achievable – Relevant – Time-based. The reality that ultimately will evolve from this psy-op is a dystopian future destructive of dignity and freedom. Your liberty, your privacy, and the American way of life are on sale right now for electric dollars. The Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G are being represented and presented as the harbingers of a global utopia. They are, in fact, nothing short of a Faustian bargain of illusory promises many will live to regret when all their individual freedoms are forfeited for technology.

The “smart” meme and techno world stretches back to the 1930s when M. King Hubbert authored his “Technocracy Study Course,” which developed technocracy’s principles for the distribution of energy resources, as well as the monitoring and measurement of all of energy’s outputs...

Jun 09 09:06

Verizon To Slash Over 2K Jobs After Acquiring Yahoo For $4.5B – Reports

Verizon is expected to lay off around 2,100 workers after concluding its acquisition of Yahoo. The cuts will come from duplicate jobs in its AOL unit which will be combined with Yahoo to form a new company called Oath.

Jun 08 08:28

Ohio shocker: 793 million opioid drug doses prescribed in one year

The state government of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against five drug companies: Teva, Allergen, Johnson & Johnson, Purdue, and Endo.

The suit accuses these companies of unlawful marketing practices that have led to Ohio’s opioid addiction “problem.”

Here’s the big one: the suit states that, in 2012, a staggering 793 million doses of opioid drugs were prescribed to Ohio citizens. That translates to an average of 68 pills for each person in Ohio.

The suit accuses the drug makers of conspiring to influence opinion leaders and various medical groups. This marketing blitz resulted in deceptive treatment guidelines, false information delivered at medical conferences, and misleading “science” articles—all designed to minimize the dire effects of opioids.

Well, yes, these painkillers (e.g., OxyContin) do kill pain. In the process, they also creation addiction and turn minds to mush.

Jun 07 10:44

Scott Adams: Solar Panels on the Wall?

Axios is reporting that President Trump suggested putting solar panels on the new Wall with Mexico. The article wonders where the idea came from:

Where this idea might come from: A proposal to cover the wall with solar panels was among those submitted when the U.S. requested designs earlier this year, according to the AP. Companies winning contracts and asked to build prototypes may be announced this month.

That’s one place it might have come from. But I consider it an obvious idea, which means the President might have come up with it himself. And when I say “obvious,” I mean it is obvious to people who understand the power of persuasion.

Jun 06 12:26

JUST IN:  Death toll rises in mass overdose in middle Georgia

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reported earlier Tuesday that dozens of overdoses have been reported in Macon, Centerville, Perry, Warner Robins and Albany. Some people were found unconscious and not breathing and had to be put on ventilators.

More reports are coming in and the number of deaths could rise, said GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles.

“There is a new drug that’s surfaced in our community,” Hendry with Navicent said during a press conference Tuesday.

The drug, which is being sold on the streets as Percocet, can cause severe levels of unconsciousness and respiratory failure, Hendry said.

He warned residents not to take any medications other than those prescribed by a physician or obtained at a pharmacy.

Jun 06 08:41

Apple gives world ... umm ... not much new actually

Minimalist makeovers for iPad, Mac, iOS and MacOS leave Cupertino perhaps looking iterative, not innovative

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