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Mar 29 06:03

Bird flu kills 22,000 Minnesota turkeys and infects tens of thousands more

An outbreak of a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a third Minnesota turkey farm has been infected, this time in one of the state’s top poultry-producing counties.

Mar 29 04:24

Thousands Demonstrate Against Indiana Law That Denies Gay

Protest Indiana.

About 3,000 people rallied in downtown Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana, to express their revulsion for approval in the state of a law allowing discrimination of gays and lesbians.

The protesters, armed with banners, chanted slogans like "No Hate in our state" and "Mark well that law," local media reported.

http://whatisusa.info/thousands-demonstrate-against-indiana-law-that-d...

Mar 28 10:50

How Caffeine Can Hurt Your Potential for Success

While putting in long hours at work causes many entrepreneurs to nurse the coffee pot, studies show caffeine has some serious side effects that can hinder your performance at work.

Mar 28 10:31

"Electric Cars Are Doing More Harm Than Good" Professor Warns

"An electric car does not make you green... You’re better off filling up at the pump," if you live in Canada. According to a new study by professor Chris Kennedy, even if every driver in Canada made the switch - from gas to electric - the total emissions might not actually go down... since in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, electric cars generate more carbon pollution over their lifetimes than gas-powered cars. Paging Al Gore...

Mar 28 10:26

Paper: Stock market rigging no longer ‘conspiracy theory’

With stock prices rushing far ahead of economic reality over the last six or so years, more experts in the financial markets are coming to the same conclusion — even if they don’t fully understand how it’s being rigged or the consequences.

Mar 28 08:41

Cell Tower Problems to Know About

Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

Something is cropping up all over Los Angeles, California, like poisonous mushrooms, with equally toxic effects, but it’s not poisonous mushrooms.

It’s the standard cell tower, along with RF and EMF public relations pitches that are generated. Let’s hear what’s really happening in everyday, on-the-ground life, especially in ‘cell tower haven’ Los Angeles, California...

Mar 27 16:08

Now Oregon Democrats Want Background Checks on Private Gun Sales

Because, you know, the majority of criminals who seek to get guns to commit crimes always follow every other law that isn’t their gun crimes, like completing a background check.

Mar 27 15:41

Monsanto fined a mere $600k for releasing toxic chemicals

Monsanto has agreed to pay the US government $600,000 for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled toxic chemical releases from its Idaho phosphate plant. The releases in Soda Springs occurred between 2006 and 2009.

Mar 27 10:07

What Prevented Smart Meter Opt-outs in Pennsylvania?

Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

Back in the summer of 2014, something very calculated apparently happened in the Pennsylvania state legislature that ought to be investigated by the Commonwealth’s Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission. What happened was a crime against the democratic principles of governance, i.e., deliberately dis-allowing constituents, voters—and citizens in general—to exercise their right of redress and input regarding issues that affect them, their lives, and the safety of their possessions. The particular issue at hand was Opt-out provisions from Smart Meters, which was not originally written into PA Law 129 in 2008, but in committee ‘strong-armed’ into “sine die” by State Representative and Committee Chair, Robert W. Godshall...

Mar 27 09:56

WHO Glyphosate Report Ends Thirty Year Cancer Cover Up

Following on from last week’s Word Health Organization (WHO) report on glyphosate, which confirmed the world’s most used herbicide probably causes cancer, Sustainable Pulse has discovered documents from 1991 that show how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) themselves were fully aware of glyphosate’s carcinogenic potential.

On February 11, 1985 the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate was first considered by an EPA panel, called the Toxicology Branch Ad Hoc Committee. The Committee, in a consensus review dated March 4, 1985, then classified glyphosate as a Class C Carcinogen. A Class C Carcinogen has ”Suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential” according to the EPA...

Mar 27 09:29

These Toxic Chemicals Found to ‘Wreck Your Hormones’

A new study is attempting to measure the effects of toxic endocrine disrupting chemicals and understand their long term impact

Mar 27 09:21

Why would a 28-year-old co-pilot intentionally crash his plane, killing 150 people?

In one of the most bizarre incidents regarding air travel since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Mar 27 09:17

New GMO vaccines alter human DNA to produce artificial immunity

Recently, scientists took a huge leap forward in developing a radically new form of immunization

Mar 27 08:40

Lightning jets that can't fly through lightning: Fears new £100m RAF fighter's fuel tanks could explode if struck by a bolt

RAF pilots have been banned from flying the new Lightning II fighter jets in a storm over fears the £100million plane could explode if struck by lightning.

The Ministry or Defence said that the stealth F35-B, which has been plagued by design flaws and technical setbacks, could not be flown within 28 miles of a thunderstorm.

Named ‘Lightning II’, it was even at risk of its namesake while on the ground with pilots told to move it under cover if less than 11 miles away from a storm.

Mar 27 07:58

SECRET TRADE PACT WOULD ALLOW FOREIGN CORPORATIONS TO SUE U.S. FOR DAMAGING INVESTMENT “EXPECTATIONS”

A new free trade agreement being pushed by the Obama administration could allow foreign corporations to challenge American laws and regulations before international tribunals. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (pdf) (TPP), being negotiated between the U.S. and governments throughout the Western Hemisphere and the Pacific region, includes a provision authorizing companies to sue the U.S. government for actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and damage their business opportunities.

Mar 27 07:56

President TripAdvisor: “We Compete With Google”

The American company TripAdvisor Inc. 14 years of the little-known site with tips for travelers and feedback into a business that combines multiple services with annual revenues of more than $ 944 million. The site came up with Harvard graduate, the programmer Stephen Kaufer – today he is the president and CEO of TripAdvisor Inc.

http://whatisusa.info/president-tripadvisor-we-compete-with-google/

Mar 27 06:16

Why Are We Literally Eating Demon-Shaped Dead Food in This Society?

No, this isn't a Halloween gimmick. Our society is steeped in death culture.

It was bad enough when it was just nutritionally void, genetically modified, and filled with dangerous additives and other excitotoxic and potentially carcinogenic chemicals... but now we're literally going to shape our food like little Satan heads and label it "demons" too?

Mar 27 06:05

Orwell and Kafka Do America: How the Government Steals Your Money – “Legally,” of Course

Due process and rule of law have been replaced with “legalized” looting by government in America.

Mar 27 05:56

The Price of Ground Beef Has DOUBLED Since the Last Financial Crisis

Since the depths of the last recession, the price of ground beef in the United States has doubled. Has your paycheck doubled since then?

Even though the Federal Reserve insists that we are in a “low inflation” environment, the government’s own numbers show that the price of ground beef has been on an unprecedented run over the past six years. In early 2009, the average price of a pound of ground beef was hovering near 2 dollars. In February, it hit a brand new all-time record high of $4.238 per pound. Even just 12 months ago, the price of ground beef was sitting at $3.555 per pound. So we are talking about a huge increase. And this hits American families where they really live...

Mar 27 05:34

Obama Warns Congress To Veto Any Budget That Modifies 2010 Reform

President Barack Obama warned Congress that he will veto any budget that changes the Wall Street reform passed in 2010.

In his speech Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama, Obama also criticized the bill for the federal budget for fiscal year 2016 valued at 3.8 billion dollars approved on Wednesday the House of Representatives, considering that seeks "a setback" in financial reform in 2010 and specifically attacks the CFPB.

"If Republicans in Congress sent me a bill that pushes back the reform of Wall Street, the veto," he said.

http://whatisusa.info/obama-warns-congress-to-veto-any-budget-that-mod...

Mar 27 05:29

Decrease More Than Expected Weekly Claims For Unemployment Benefits In The US

Fewer people applied for weekly unemployment benefits last week, demonstrating that companies are still hiring staff despite signs of slower economic growth in early 2015.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that the submission of applications fell by 9,000 to settle at 282,000, and applied the seasonal adjustment. The decline suggests a slowdown in manufacturing, home construction and retail sales have not affected the labor market, a possible indication that economic growth will resume after a harsh winter.

http://whatisusa.info/decrease-more-than-expected-weekly-claims-for-un...

Mar 27 05:14

Obama Launches New Plan That Aims To Reduce Health Care Costs

The project aims to link payments more "quality" than the quantity of services provided.

US President Barack Obama unveiled a new plan to try to reduce the cost of medical care in the country, coinciding with the fifth anniversary of his health care reform, which continues the target of Republican attacks.

As Obama said during a ceremony at the White House, it is about creating a network in which they have committed to participate more than 2,800 health care providers, patients and advocacy groups consumer to link payments for health care, more "quality" than the quantity of services provided.

http://whatisusa.info/obama-launches-new-plan-that-aims-to-reduce-heal...

Mar 27 04:10

It Transmits Live Video From Your Ios Periscope

Twittter acquired Periscope 100 million.

The service live broadcast of Periscope, acquired by Twitter in January for $ 100 million, already has an official app for iOS devices.

Integrated with the micro blogging platform, the service allows streaming from a smartphone looking stomp on a segment initiated by Meerkat, an opponent who managed to grab the attention of users by enabling the creation of live video from an iPhone.

http://whatisusa.info/it-transmits-live-video-from-your-ios-periscope/

Mar 27 04:01

Internships With The National Park Service In Historic Places

The Foundation shall elect twenty undergraduate and graduate students to work with the team of NPS.

Hispanic Access Foundation, in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) launched the Latin Legacy Program: Internship Program 2015, known in English as the Latino Heritage Internship Program, or LHIP.

This professional internship program has been designed by the NPS in order to prepare the next generation of protecting our public lands and historic sites, the availability of these, and the participation of the Latino community in conservation.

http://whatisusa.info/internships-with-the-national-park-service-in-hi...

Mar 27 03:32

The Obama Receive The Pope Francisco At The White House On September 23

Barack Obama and Pope Francis

President Barack Obama will host the Pope Francisco on September 23, during the visit of the pope to the United States, the White House said Thursday.

Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest said the president and his wife Michelle Obama will receive the pontiff at the White House. This is the first papal visit to the United States.

http://whatisusa.info/the-obama-receive-the-pope-francisco-at-the-whit...

Mar 27 03:26

President TripAdvisor: “We Compete With Google”

The American company TripAdvisor Inc. 14 years of the little-known site with tips for travelers and feedback into a business that combines multiple services with annual revenues of more than $ 944 million. The site came up with Harvard graduate, the programmer Stephen Kaufer – today he is the president and CEO of TripAdvisor Inc. In his interview with media, he told company’s plans for the Russian market, and Uber partnership with Facebook and the scheme of earnings TripAdvisor.

http://whatisusa.info/president-tripadvisor-we-compete-with-google/

Mar 26 16:02

GM working on car headlights that aim where the driver's looking

What could possibly go wrong with this idea?

Mar 26 14:54

Parents Must Sign Permission Slip Before Kids Can Eat Oreos

There are 18-wheelers with brake problems, hungry bears just stumbling out of hibernation, and lawnmowers that suddenly shift into reverse. And then there’s the unparalleled danger of Double Stuf Oreos. Thank goodness this teacher requires parents to sign off on cookie consumption—if they dare.

Mar 26 14:08

Pesticide Lobbyist Refuses to Drink Glyphosate After Claiming It’s Safe to Drink

A lobbyist and public relations consultant for the pesticide industry refused to drink a glass of Monsanto’s weed killer “Roundup” after labeling the substance safe to drink.

Mar 26 11:38

2007 NBC News Report Predicts We’ll All Be Microchipped, Tracked, and Traced Everywhere We Go by 2017

So in just two years’ time, we’re all set to be microchipped, iris scanned, facially recognized, and fingerprinted everywhere we go for just about any reason including buying stuff just like in the movie Minority Report.

Isn’t it clear yet we are all being herded like cattle in one big technocratic open-air prison?

Mar 26 11:35

Wall Street Ends Lower; Investors On The Lookout

Stocks on Wall Street ended lower on Tuesday for a second day, after investors weigh up the news of companies and the latest report on consumer prices.

Indications that the dollar could resume its recent rally also unnerved investors.

The construction showed a different trend, with a close higher after sales of new US homes rose in February to its highest pace in seven years.

http://whatisusa.info/wall-street-ends-lower-investors-on-the-lookout/

Mar 26 11:27

US Stock Market Remains Negative Trend

Shares on the stock exchange in the United States remained lower on Thursday half-day operations, the fourth day the markets recorded negative behavior.

Casualties were more pronounced in European and Asian markets.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 21 points (0.1%) to stand at 17,696 units at 11:45 am New York.

http://whatisusa.info/us-stock-market-remains-negative-trend/

Mar 26 09:13

33 Strange Facts About America That Most Americans Would Be Shocked To Learn

Did you know that about one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States

Mar 26 09:03

SOUTH KOREA SAYS TO SEEK MEMBERSHIP IN CHINA-BACKED AIIB

South Korea said on Thursday it has decided to seek to be a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), another key U.S. ally joining the China-led institution despite Washington's misgivings.

Mar 26 05:44

Burger King Hamburger Perfume Sold In Japan

For fans who want to enjoy burgers smell but not necessarily taste the flavor, Burger King has put the scent in a limited edition fragrance.

Burger King announced Friday that the colony flavored burger will be sold only on April 1 and only in Japan.

http://whatisusa.info/burger-king-hamburger-perfume-sold-in-japan/

Mar 26 05:30

Heinz And Kraft Merge And Create The Fifth Largest Group Of Food And Beverages In The World

The company HJ Heinz Co. will buy Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what companies described as the third food and beverage Company in North America and fifth worldwide.

The deal was managed by the owner of Heinz, Brazilian investment firm 3F Capital, and Berkshire Hathaway, billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

Kraft shareholders will receive shares in the new company and a special cash dividend of about 10,000 million in total, or $ 16.50 per share.

http://whatisusa.info/heinz-and-kraft-merge-and-create-the-fifth-large...

Mar 26 05:22

Destructive centralization and the GE corporatist culture

Entrepreneurs’ versus the corporatists’ mode of business culture are separated by a vastly different view of enterprise

Mar 26 05:08

Instagram Enters The Segment Apps For Collages

Initially only available for iOS devices.

Instagram enters the segment of mobile applications focused on creating collages with the launch of Layout, initially available for iOS devices, although it seems that is not yet available globally.

With respect to the version for Android devices, it is expected to be launched in the coming months, according to the company's announcement.

http://whatisusa.info/instagram-enters-the-segment-apps-for-collages/

Mar 26 05:01

Taylor Swift, Harvard And Microsoft Buy .Porn Domains

taylor swift

The singer Taylor Swift, Microsoft Corp. and Harvard University are among those who are buying domains with suffixes and .adult .porn, as a preventive measure before they are available in a few months.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN, for its acronym in English) is offering internet addresses with suffixes that go beyond the usual .com and .org, for use by individuals and businesses. While some are in Chinese and other languages ??besides English, could be included .music, .app or, of course, .porn.

http://whatisusa.info/taylor-swift-harvard-and-microsoft-buy-porn-doma...

Mar 26 04:58

Water wars loom in California as farmers lose thousands of jobs

In fact, there is no contingency plan if California runs out of water

Mar 26 04:55

Facebook Cleared Its Concept Of Nudity

Facebook wants to help in the fight against Ebola.

Facebook has updated its "community standards" for its 1,400 million users and was very specific as to what is allowed and not on the social network.

For example, Facebook cleared its concept of nudity (images of genitalia, rear fully exposed female breasts and if the nipple is, except the images of women who are breastfeeding or breast with scars after a mastectomy).

http://whatisusa.info/facebook-cleared-its-concept-of-nudity/

Mar 26 04:39

Twitter Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Twitter continues with growth plans.

A former software engineer at Twitter filed a lawsuit alleging that the firm conducts promotion processes that favor men illegally.

A class action lawsuit was filed in state court of California at San Francisco by the former employee Tina Huang, who claims that the social network only warning certain people about jobs and promotion opportunities, often excluding women.

http://whatisusa.info/twitter-faces-gender-discrimination-lawsuit/

Mar 26 04:26

Facebook Released According To Reminisce

Facebook continues to expand its tools.

Facebook introduced "Today", a new way of seeing everything that has been shared and publications that have been labeled. Only the user can see the page "This day".

Those responsible explain that "our users like to see old photographs and memories they have shared on Facebook, and many of them have told us they like the products and features that put it easier."

http://whatisusa.info/facebook-released-according-to-reminisce/

Mar 26 02:32

Heinz And Kraft To Marry

It was just announced that puppet master Warren Buffett connected some of his favorite companies to create the third-largest North American food company by merging H.J. Heinz Company, Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. in a $46 billion deal.

Mega-mergers are not new in the highly competitive world of consumer packaged goods. Consumers are exceedingly price sensitive. The success rate of new products is very low, resulting in little opportunity for organic growth

Mar 25 20:58

11 Reasons Why the DuPont Corporation is as Evil as Monsanto

Sure, Monsanto is listed as one of the most hated companies on the planet, but what about other biotechnology giants such as DuPont?

This company has been terrorizing the planet for far too long, but they hide easily in Monsanto’s ominous shadow. It’s easy to lose sight of the other companies that are just as responsible for ruining our food supply and contaminating our water, soil, and air, as we just focus on a singular mammoth corporation. But we need to open our eyes to see the entire collection of carnage these companies commit – or to get to know the other rotten apples in the bunch.

DuPont is just as big in genetically-modified seeds and agricultural chemicals, and pursues largely the same policies as Monsanto with respect to pricing, IP enforcement, and other blatant, propagandizing, corporate maneuvers.

Here’s a little lesson in Dupont history. I hope you get to know them better by the time you’ve reached the end of the page.

Getting to Know DuPont

Mar 25 20:51

Smart Meter Information Consumers Should Know

Over the course of a year that my electric power company in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been installing AMI Smart Meters on homes in my area, I have been able to keep one off my house by placing a “No Permission Granted to Install Smart Meter” sign on the meter along with a padlock on the meter latch. Early in February of 2015, I received what I perceived as a threatening letter to my health, safety, and well-being, that if I don’t give PECO permission to install a Smart Meter, my electric power will be turned off, and not because I’ve not paid my bill! No utility bill wherever my late husband or I have lived ever was missed or even made as a late payment! So, I’ve decided to tell my story of what’s been going on in the USA about Smart Meters.

Mar 25 20:48

Why is Fracking Dangerous?

Infographic - Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Fracking carries known and unknown risks of harm for public health and the environment upon which public health depends. Here are some of the known dangers.

Mar 25 16:34

Congressional Bill to Get Key Antibiotics Out of Livestock Feed

by Catherine J. Frompovich

The only microbiologist in the U.S. Congress, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has introduced a bill, The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA) to impede the apparent abuse of animal husbandry using certain medically important antibiotics to fatten cattle for market or in animal feed as normal ‘supplementation’...

Mar 25 16:06

9 Surprising Industries Profiting Handsomely from America's Insane Prison System

By Alex Henderson / AlterNet

It's no coincidence that the United States now imprisons more of its people than any other country in the world: mass incarceration has become a giant industry in the U.S., resulting in huge profits not only for private prison companies, but also, for everything from food companies and telecoms to all the businesses that are using prison labor to cut their manufacturing costs....

Mar 25 11:25

Utah Signs Law Allowing Prisoners To Shoot When No Lethal Injections

The project was presented by Paul Ray, who says the squad is the most humane form of execution.

Utah became the first state to allow a firing squad if the lethal drugs are not available.

The Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill that makes use of firing squads for executions, if drugs for lethal injections are not available legal.

http://whatisusa.info/utah-signs-law-allowing-prisoners-to-shoot-when-...

Mar 25 11:13

WEALTHY ELITES PAID $40 MILLION FOR EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO GROW MARIJUANA IN OHIO

It appears that momentum is building in Ohio to make it the fifth state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. However, the proposed amendment to legalize the plant is shrouded in controversy, as many pro-marijuana advocates are outraged over benefits the investors behind the amendment are set to receive if it passes in this November.

Mar 25 11:09

The Budget That Republicans Want To Pass In Congress

Republican Congressman Thomas Price.

By Tom Price, a Republican congressman from Georgia and Chairman of the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives.

At the core of the character of America is a fundamental belief that we as a people, we must always strive to build a better, more innovative, open and free society. When we look at America today, we see a nation that is not up to its economic potential or leadership, and the reason for this has nothing to do with the quality and character of the American people. Instead, Washington has been unable or unwilling to address the major challenges with positive solutions.

http://whatisusa.info/the-budget-that-republicans-want-to-pass-in-cong...

Mar 25 11:02

Obama Will Keep 9,800 Troops In Afghanistan Through 2015

The US government announced Tuesday that slow withdrawal of of its troops from Afghanistan and remains in that country to 9,800 soldiers by the end of 2015, rather than reduce that number by half, as originally planned.

The White House said changing the timing through a statement, shortly before the joint press conference between President Barack Obama and his counterpart from Afghanistan, Ashraf Gani, who is visiting Washington. During the meeting, President Obama confirmed the news and explained that the number of troops remain there in 2016 will be decided later this year.

http://whatisusa.info/obama-will-keep-9800-troops-in-afghanistan-throu...

Mar 25 10:32

Our Nation Depends on Restoring Product Liability

At the height of its power, ancient Rome created many new technologies which allowed it to become the supreme power over their portion of the world. These accomplishments included the invention of concrete, improved metallurgy, medicine, hygiene, plumbing, and sewage. As each of these were developed, Rome came to be dependent on them. As Rome went into decline, their ability to maintain their technologies started to fade. Aqueducts stopped delivery water. Public health failed. Metal rusted. Concrete cracked. Eventually the failure of those systems on which Rome was dependent hastened its eventual fall.

As Mark Twain said, History doesn't repeat, but occasionally it rhymes, and we are seeing in the United States and indeed the entire world many repeats of that same recipe for decline and fall.

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Mar 25 09:25

THE MILLIONS IN EU FUNDING THE BBC TRIED TO HIDE

Over the last three years the BBC has secretly obtained millions of pounds in grants from the European Union. Licence fee payers might assume that the Corporation would have been compelled to disclose the source of this money in its annual reports, but they bear no trace of it specifically. In the latest set of accounts, for example, these funds are simply referred to as ‘other grant income’.

Mar 25 03:07

NASA Conducted An Experiment With Twins Astronauts

This study aims to understand the behavior of the body for a long time in space.
Astronauts twins hope to provide the US space agency (NASA) a better understanding of the effects of long space travel on the human body with a unique experiment in its class to begin this week.

Seeking fly a manned mission to Mars, astronauts experienced, and twin brothers, Mark and Scott Kelly, will participate in a study of one year.

http://whatisusa.info/nasa-conducted-an-experiment-with-twins-astronauts/

Mar 25 01:46

Sorry, but there was never an oil storage crisis

Crude oil storage inventories in the US are at their highest levels in decades. Is that going to cause the price of West Texas Intermediate crude to crash?

Probably not, according to Robert Rapier of Energy Trends Insider.

In fact, we're not even close.

Mar 24 18:11

Complete List of FDA Approved GMOs

Click the link to see all of the "FDA approved" GMO plants. Below is contact information for the FDA if you would like to ask specific questions regarding what tests are performed by the FDA to determine that GMOs are safe for us to eat.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Ph. 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

Mar 24 16:01

Listerine

The Strange and Wondrous Story of Mouthwash; or, How Listerine gave the World Halitosis.

Just The Facts

  • Listerine, commonly known as a mouthwash, has been everything from a brand of cigarette to a cure for gonorrhea.
  • Halitosis was publicised and popularised by Listerine as part of a marketing campaign.
  • Halitosis prevents love. Listerine kills halitosis. Therefore, Listerine = Cupid's arrow.

    The back story

    Listerine was invented by Dr. Nicole Dyer Lawrence and Christian Bach in 1879 for use as a surgical antiseptic. However, it was named after Dr. Joseph Lister who pioneered its use in hospital as a disinfectant. ...

  • Mar 24 14:02

    California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?

    In California’s epic drought, wars over water rights continue, while innovative alternatives for increasing the available water supply go untapped.

    Wars over California’s limited water supply have been going on for at least a century. Water wars have been the subject of some vintage movies, including the 1958 hit The Big Country starring Gregory Peck, Clint Eastwood’s 1985 Pale Rider, 1995’s Waterworld with Kevin Costner, and the 2005 film Batman Begins. Most acclaimed was the 1975 Academy Award winner Chinatown with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, involving a plot between a corrupt Los Angeles politician and land speculators to fabricate the 1937 drought in order to force farmers to sell their land at low prices. The plot was rooted in historical fact, reflecting battles between Owens Valley farmers and Los Angeles urbanites over water rights.

    Mar 24 12:28

    BOEING PATENTS 'STAR WARS'-STYLE FORCE FIELDS

    Aircraft and military manufacturer Boeing has been granted a patent on a system that is designed to prevent explosion shockwaves from harming a target.? ?A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields seen protecting troops, machines and even spacecraft in Star Wars and Star Trek, the design -- named "Method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc" -- uses energy to deflect potential damage.
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    Mar 24 10:21

    Amazon Quietly Bricked Jailbroken Kindle Devices Last Year

    It appears that Amazon is very serious about walling off its garden. Late last year, it pushed out a firmware update for its Amazon Fire TV devices that not only made rooted devices unusable, but prevented Fire TV owners from rolling back firmware to previous, more root-friendly versions. Apparently, Kindle users were also included in this lockdown.

    A recent post at Good Reader notes that the latest firmware for Kindles is pretty much identical to its Fire TV firmware, right down to the destruction of functionality.

    The new firmware was pushed out to all modern Kindle devices in late November of last year. Anything after version 5.60 will not allow you to hack the firmware and do interesting things like change the screensaver system or install custom apps.

    Mar 24 09:32

    FLORIDA LAWS TARGET ONLINE VIDEO ANONYMITY: STATE-BASED SITE BLOCKING?

    As EFF has noted, a troubling bill has been making its way through the Florida state legislature. The bill, with versions in both the state House and Senate, would require anyone "dealing in...the electronic dissemination of commercial recordings or audiovisual works" to post their "true and correct name, physical address, and email or telephone number" on their site.

    Mar 24 07:26

    Children Suffer Genetic Damage from Pesticides in Argentina GM Soy Region

    Children exposed to pesticides sprayed in a GM soy-producing region of Argentina have genetic damage, a team of researchers from the National University of Río Cuarto, Cordoba (UNRC), found in a new study.

    The study compared 50 children living in the town of Marcos Juárez (Córdoba) at different distances from pesticide-sprayed areas with 25 children from the city of Río Cuarto (Córdoba), who were considered not to be exposed to pesticides...

    Mar 24 07:17

    Smart Meter Information Consumers Should Know

    Catherine J. Frompovich
    Activist Post

    Over the course of a year that my electric power company in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been installing AMI Smart Meters on homes in my area, I have been able to keep one off my house by placing a “No Permission Granted to Install Smart Meter” sign on the meter along with a padlock on the meter latch. Early in February of 2015, I received what I perceived as a threatening letter to my health, safety, and well-being, that if I don’t give PECO permission to install a Smart Meter, my electric power will be turned off, and not because I’ve not paid my bill! No utility bill wherever my late husband or I have lived ever was missed or even made as a late payment! So, I’ve decided to tell my story of what’s been going on in the USA about Smart Meters...

    Mar 24 06:27

    Small Local Newspaper Dares to Report Truth About Vaccine-Damaged Children Receiving Financial Compensation From the Federal Vaccine Court

    So much for vaccines never causing harm; they have done so with such frequency that there had to be a special federal court established to handle the claims.

    Mar 24 06:14

    AMTRAK / DHS ARE SPYING ON PASSENGERS AND LETTING POLICE ACCESS RECORDS WITHOUT WARRANTS

    The first release of documents from 'Papers Please.org's' FOIA request for records of police and govt access to Amtrak reservation data show that Amtrak is giving police root access and a dedicated user interface to mine passenger data for general state and law enforcement purposes and is lying to passengers about it. Papers Please. Org's FOIA request was prompted by Amtrak’s obviously incomplete response to an earlier FOIA request from the ACLU. That response omitted any mention of Homeland Security's (DHS) access to Amtrak reservation data. Even though we’ve seen records of Amtrak profiling passengers and denying DHS involvement. The documents were clearly responsive to the ACLU’s request, and should have been included in Amtrak’s response to that request.

    Mar 24 06:11

    'SMART METERS' CALLED A MAJOR THREAT TO HEALTH, NATIONAL SECURITY

    As an expert in electronic warfare, Flynn sees another danger. Specifically, he believes they make our nation highly vulnerable to attack.? e installing millions of "smart meters," devices which use wireless technology to send information back to the companies about power usage by their customers.

    Mar 23 19:12

    Yet Another Processed Food Recall: Amy’s Kitchen

    Amy’s Kitchen, the go-to processed food for organic lovers, has issued a voluntary recall on a large number of products today, due to concerns about spinach that may contaminated with listeria.

    If you have any of the following products in your home, you are urged to dispose of the items or return them to the store where you got them for an exchange or refund.

    Mar 23 12:36

    Why this Wal-Mart gun lawsuit could change everything for the company

    An upcoming lawsuit over firearms filed against Wal-Mart could have big implications on the future of corporate governance.

    Mar 23 12:35

    Forum -- What You Really Need to Know About Foreclosure in Washington State.

    Monday, March 23, 2015

    KingCast and Mortgage Movies Present: Forum -- What You Really Need to Know About Foreclosure in Washington State.

    Sometimes you have to redifine what winning is......This is an ongoing series sponsored by Greater Seattle attorneys and real estate professionals including, but not limited to Kreg Kendall, Michelle Darnell, Jeff Jared, Esq. and Ha Dao, Esq. Stay tuned for more information.

    Mar 23 11:25

    The Electromagnetic Assault on Our Brains and Bodies

    Just how bad is electromagnetic pollution to our health and well-being? Don’t ask authorities who have their heads in the sand or corporate interests who are aligned with the military-industrial complex.

    Mar 23 10:30

    FB USER FAKES SUICIDE TO SEE HOW THE FACEBOOK SUICIDE PREVENTION TOOL WORKS AND LANDS IN MENTAL ASYLUM

    Shane Tusch faked his suicide in an attempt to test the authenticity of Facebook suicide prevention tool and got detained for 72 hours Facebook has rolled out a set of tools to keep a check on its users who are having suicidal tendencies and prevent these users from suicidal attempts. In case some user is having suicidal thoughts and mentions that in the Facebook posts and if a friend of that user reports it to Facebook then a third party will immediately review the post and Facebook would lock the suicidal user’s account and the user will be made to read Facebook’s suicide prevention materials.

    Mar 23 10:24

    NEW CHEVY MALIBU WILL COME WITH BUILT-IN NSA-STYLE TEEN-TRACKING SPYWARE

    Chevrolet will offer parents an uncanny level of oversight when they need to lend the family ride to their kids with its NSA inspired spying feature that will be installed in its upcoming Malibu. The system has been dubbed as Teen Driver and will be launched on the bow-tie brand’s latest mid-sized sedan. The sedan which itself bows at the New York auto show 2015, will let parents set speed alerts, receive vehicle reports and even limit audio volume. Chevrolet believes “parents could use it as a teaching tool with their kids—they can discuss and reinforce safe driving habits.”
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    Mar 23 09:23

    Marijuana Has Become More Potent Than Ever Before

    According to information presented Monday at a meeting of the American Chemical Society, the modern marijuana effect is much stronger than the grass, which traded in the past generation.

    http://whatisusa.info/marijuana-has-become-more-potent-than-ever-before/

    Mar 23 07:14

    Digital Terrorists and Cyberbullies: This CNN Clip Shows the Propaganda Push to Demonize All Anonymous and Free Speech on the Web

    “The real crisis right now… when you have some of the other companies that allow for encrypted conversations between individuals uh, without, uh, the opportunity for law enforcement or intelligence to know how a communication goes…”

    Mar 23 07:05

    THE REAL REASON THE AMERICAN DREAM IS UNRAVELING

    Marketwatch posted an article this week titled Why the American Dream is Unraveling, in 4 charts. As usual, the MSM journalist and the liberal Harvard academic can create charts that reveal a huge problem, but they completely misdiagnose the causes and offer the typical wrong solution of taking more money from producers and handing it to the poor, with no strings attached. This has been the standard operating procedure since LBJ began his War on Poverty 50 years ago. Do these control freaks ever step back and assess how that war is going?

    Mar 22 14:11

    VIDEO: Taking the F 015 Mercedes’s Self-Driving Car for a Spin

    A sneak peek inside the Mercedes F 015 concept car, the company’s vision of a driverless future. The design turns the car into a shared social space where any passenger can interact with the vehicle.

    Mar 22 10:52

    Mercury in seafood – What is safer and what to avoid

    The Bioaccumulation of Mercury in Its Most Toxic Form

    Mar 22 10:50

    Obama Accuses Republicans Of Taking Lynch As 'Hostage' And Calls Confirmed As Attorney

    Loretta Lynch and Barack Obama.

    President Barack Obama criticized Republican senators to block the nomination of Loretta Lynch as attorney general of the United States, accusing them of taking "hostage" for political reasons.

    "Because of other problems, we have a hostage to a designated attorney general," said the US president in an interview with the Huffington Post online newspaper. "It is our highest office in the maintenance of order".

    http://whatisusa.info/obama-accuses-republicans-of-taking-lynch-as-hos...

    Mar 22 10:44

    Obama looks difficult to find a path to peace between Israelis and Palestinians

    The US president, Barack Obama, said the denial by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that includes two states makes "hard to find a way" to serious negotiations to resolve the issue .

    During an interview published on Saturday, the president said that "it takes the word" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that while in office ever exist an independent Palestinian state next to Israel, a further indication of the strained relations between the two allies.

    http://whatisusa.info/obama-looks-difficult-to-find-a-path-to-peace-be...

    Mar 22 10:19

    In Nine Years, Twitter Has Changed Communication In The Digital Age

    Twitter has changed the way the world communicates.

    Exactly nine years ago, many even imagined we were seeing the birth of one of the most recognized in the digital era media is Twitter.

    "In our anniversary number nine, continue to say that Twitter is what it is by its users. After all, it is for you that we as hashtags product feature and success stories as live-tweeting. Today these elements have become part of the culture and customs of each country, "it said through a statement.

    http://whatisusa.info/in-nine-years-twitter-has-changed-communication-...

    Mar 22 10:05

    The Great GMO Legitimation Crisis

    Even with this power and political influence at its disposal, the GMO agritech industry is far from being a success. Much of its profits actually derive from failure: for example, Andrew Kimbrell notes that after having chosen to ignore science, the industry’s failing inputs are now to be replaced with more destined-to-fail and ever-stronger poisonous inputs. The legacy of poisoned environments and ecological devastation is for someone else to deal with. In his book, Steven Druker has shown that from very early on the US government has colluded with the GMO agritech sector to set a ‘technical fix-failure-technical fix‘ merry-go-round in motion.

    This system is designed to stumble from one crisis to the next, all the while hiding behind the banners of ‘innovation’ or ‘research and development’. But it’s all good business. And that’s all that really matters to the industry.

    Mar 22 10:04

    Amazon Got Permission To Test Drones Sharing

    The federal government issued a certificate allowing the giant train your staff drones.

    Amazon won approval from US regulators to test a flying drone to distribute products, part of the efforts of e-commerce giant to accelerate deliveries to customers, amid public concerns about security and privacy.

    The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it had issued a certificate of experimental air navigation for a unit of Amazon and its prototype drone, allowing you to perform external flights on private rural land in the state of Washington.

    http://whatisusa.info/amazon-got-permission-to-test-drones-sharing/

    Mar 22 09:51

    Facebook Messenger Allows You To Send Money Without Commission

    Messenger is a separate service from the Facebook app.
    Americans Facebook Messenger users can send money for free through the instant messaging application.

    “We are adding a new feature in Messenger that provides a more comfortable and safer to send or receive money from friends so,” said the social network in a statement, in which everything rolling the service over the coming months in the US.

    http://whatisusa.info/facebook-messenger-allows-you-to-send-money-with...

    Mar 22 09:05

    What’s Your “Daily Value” of Glyphosate?

    by Catherine J. Frompovich

    Do readers know what glyphosate is? Or, what the Daily Value (DV) is? Are you aware that there are glyphosate residues present in almost every food or edible product U.S. consumers eat? However, as yet, there are no minimum or maximum Daily Values for dietary intake guidelines designated by the U.S. FDA or any other federal health agency for glyphosate—a toxic herbicide in foods...

    Mar 22 07:09

    Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments at US Customs

    “The public should take notice,” Sethi, of the ACLU, told Motherboard. “These programs may be coming to a theater near you.” The ?facial recognition pilot program launched last week by US Customs and Border Protection, which civil liberties advocates say could lead to new potentially privacy-invading programs, is just the first of three biometric experiments that the feds are getting ready to launch.

    Mar 21 15:49

    World Health Organization Admits Roundup “Probably” Causes Cancer

    For over 40 years Monsanto’s patented glyphosate formula, better known as Roundup, has become a staple for farmers, gardeners, and landscapers. Monsanto has gone so far as to create genetically modified crops capable of withstanding massive amounts of the pesticide without dying. These “Roundup Ready” crops, such as corn, soy, and canola, have since come to dominate America’s agricultural industry.

    But over the years, many researchers have questioned whether these heavily sprayed crops are safe for human consumption. As time goes on, it appears that some institutions are beginning to change their tune on the popular pesticide.

    Mar 21 10:27

    Monsanto and DuPont Lose Initial Appeals over Mexico GM Maize Ban

    The legal battles over the existing ban on the planting of GM maize in Mexico continue to unfold with a string of four important court victories by the Acción Colectiva del Maíz...

    Mar 21 10:03

    WHO Declares that Glyphosate Herbicides Probably Cause Cancer

    The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller – glyphosate – a “probable human carcinogen” in a move that will alarm the agrochemical industry and amateur gardeners.

    The assessment by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of glyphosate, which is used in herbicides with estimated annual sales of USD 6 Billion, will be of special concern to Monsanto, the company that brought glyphosate to market under the trade name Roundup in the 1970s...

    Mar 21 01:29

    ‘We Are Trained To Misinform’ – Ex Pharma Sales Rep Admits Deception

    “There is no such thing as a safe drug.” This comes from ex-pharmaceutical sales rep and author of the book, Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher, Gwen Olsen.

    For 15 years, Gwen was living an unintentional lie, working as a pharmaceutical sales rep for some of today’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Abbott Laboratories. But through a gradual course of tragic events, Gwen’s eyes were eventually opened to the unethical and tyrannical truth about pharmaceutical drugs.

    “It was an awakening process, a spiritual and consciousness process where I started observing what was happening, what some of the drugs were doing, the misinformation, the disinformation. I was being encouraged to minimize side effects when I talked to doctors. I started to realize that these patients were literally being tortured by the drugs.”

    Mar 20 19:54

    The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought – yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water

    The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought – yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water to sell back to the public at a big profit, local activists charge. The Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento is the target of a major press conference on Tuesday, March 17, by a water coalition that claims the company is draining up to 80 million gallons of water a year from Sacramento aquifers during the drought. The coalition, the crunchnestle alliance, says that City Hall has made this use of the water supply possible through a “corporate welfare giveaway,” according to a press advisory.

    Mar 20 19:45

    What's next in police state America? Why wearable alcohol biosensors of course!

    Scientists will compete to create an improved wearable alcohol biosensor contest sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) or really the National Institutes of Health (NIH) FYI, the NIAA is a component of the NIH. If you guessed Homeland Security is behind this, give yourself a gold star. Click here & here to read more. Don't forget wherever DHS goes Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is sure to follow. MADD has a close relationship with Homeland Security, click here & here to read more.

    Mar 20 18:54

    W.H.O. Report Links Ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup to Cancer

    The world’s most widely-used weed killer can “probably” cause cancer, the World Health Organizationsaid on Friday. The organization’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto herbicide Roundup, was “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans.” It also said there was “limited evidence” that glyphosate was carcinogenic in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

    Mar 20 15:06

    Five Alternatives to the Most Overrated Survival Items

    If you’re new to the prepping scene, you should probably know right off the bat that you’re about to waste a lot of money. I’m so sorry to break it to you, but it’s true. We’ve all done it. It’s practically a right of passage by now.

    You’ve just become aware of how fragile our society really is, and all the horrifying ways the shit can hit the proverbial fan, and you think you have to rush out and buy a bunch of supplies and gear to survive the inevitable looting spree. There’s something you should know first though. If there is one thing that is practically guaranteed to part an otherwise smart person from their money, it is fear.

    Mar 20 12:25

    Drug dealers are entrepreneurs and the government is killing urban innovation

    Anyone with a hint of intelligence understands that the war on drugs is a complete failure

    Mar 20 09:46

    The Federal Reserve Anticipates Rising Interest Rates After April

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) on Wednesday removed the word “patient” in its statement at the end of its two-day meeting on monetary policy in the US, which means that the imminent rise in benchmark interest rates will be discussed at each meeting and may occur in June.
    In the document, the Fed said it looks unlikely that the increase of money occurs in April, so this would be postponed as early in June, reveals Efe.

    http://whatisusa.info/the-federal-reserve-anticipates-rising-interest-...

    Mar 20 08:26

    Can a Molecular 3D Printer Change the Way We Make Everything?

    Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has become one of the wonder-techs of the new millennium. Granted, while the vast majority of 3D printers on the market are little more than souped-up trinkets, some machines are leveraging the technology’s additive assets to instigate real change.

    Mar 20 08:15

    U.S. Customs Quietly Launches Facial Recognition Experiment at DC Airport

    The next time you come back from overseas and flash your American passport at Washington, DC’s Dulles airport, customs officers might take a picture of you and use facial recognition technology to figure out if you really are who you say you are. On March 11, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) quietly rolled out a new facial recognition pilot program to help custom officers catch “imposters,” or people using a passport that isn’t theirs, an agency spokesperson confirmed to Motherboard on Wednesday.

    Mar 20 05:04

    Apple Had A Bad Opening In The Dow Jones Industrial

    Shares of Apple technology firm did not have a good premiere at the Dow Jones Industrial Average , the select group of actions that joined in the last hours in replacement telecommunications group AT & T.
    Confirming the fears of doomsayers that in previous dates indicate when a signature is attached at Dow Jones, for their own reasons or bad luck, its premiere throws losses, Apple ended the day with a decline of 0.76%, to $ 127.50.

    http://whatisusa.info/apple-had-a-bad-opening-in-the-dow-jones-industr...

    Mar 20 01:10

    Despite climate change rhetoric, Gates Foundation invests $1.4 billion in fossil fuels: Report

    Largest charitable foundation in world target of growing call for divestment

    Mar 19 15:15

    De-Dollarization Accelerates As More Of Washington’s “Allies” Defect To China-Led Bank

    The global de-dollarization trend continues as it appears the UK’s move to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Development Bank has indeed shown other US “allies” that spurning Washington’s advice is actually acceptable and concerns about the institution’s “standards” may simply be a diversion aimed at undermining China’s attempt to exercise more influence in its own backyard.

    Mar 19 15:05

    4 Ways This Food Crushes Cancer and Inflammation in Your Body

    Spring is here! And with it comes more affordable asparagus. This succulent vegetable has been prized since ancient times for its medicinal benefits as well as its terrific taste. It’s even been a staple in Ayurvedic medicine. Why has it been so popular through the years? Have people used asparagus for cancer? Indeed, asparagus is a potent cancer fighter on a par with broccoli, and many people think it tastes a whole lot better.

    Mar 19 08:00

    Dennis Fetcho: Secrets of the Hidden Kosher Mark & The Rabbinical Tax

    Dennis is an American expat living in Amman, Jordan, working by day as a business strategist, specializing in telecommunications, aerospace, and defense. Dennis is here to speak about the secrets of the Kosher tax along with some of the other big anti-trust issues that are corroding Western values. Dennis begins with an explanation of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, a deregulation law that allows the sale of supplements as food with no need for proof of effectiveness or safety, resulting in an explosion of sales. Then, he describes how Kosher food certifying organizations crept in and took advantage of the boom, creating a multi-billion dollar annual market.

    Mar 19 07:57

    The Apple TV Service Could Be Ready In Autumn

    The streaming device Apple has been a success.
    After your Apple TV, you can play Internet content on TV, Apple will take a step further and launched in autumn a service streaming payment in which a packet will include major brands.

    http://whatisusa.info/the-apple-tv-service-could-be-ready-in-autumn/

    Mar 19 07:50

    5 Things to Know for Better Aquaponics

    by Brian Berletic

    Aquaponics is a combination of fish farming (aquaculture) and soilless agriculture (hydroponics). Fish are kept in a water tank, and above it is a growing bed. Water from the fish tank is pumped up to the growing bed where it filters through a growing medium and the roots of your plants, then back into the fish tank below.

    The process filters the water for the fish, and the filtered fish waste provides nutrients for the plants.

    While it seems simple in concept, when people finally try their hand at it, they may confront several common problems. This guide hopes to shed some light on a few of them...

    Mar 19 07:33

    What Other And Do Not Post On Facebook

    Facebook remains one of the most important social networks in the world.
    Facebook unveiled what messages, images and other content are allowed in the social network and why. When you update your page Community rules, the world’s largest social network gave users more guidance on what may cause the removal of a message, for example, justify violence and sexual exploitation, discourses of intolerance, criminal activity or harassment.

    It also explains why not just blame the terrorist groups and criminal gangs, but also removes the content that supports them.

    http://whatisusa.info/what-other-and-do-not-post-on-facebook/

    Mar 19 06:41

    Nintendo Is Preparing A New Console

    The Nintendo 3Ds maintains one of the industry leaders.
    In a press conference in Tokyo, Satoru Iwata, Nintendo CEO, confirmed that the company is working on a new console, codenamed NX.

    In the event, Nintendo announced its decision to collaborate with the company DeNA to enter the gaming market for smartphone. Iwata assured those present that the company will not abandon the creation of new hardware, which results in the development of NX.

    http://whatisusa.info/nintendo-is-preparing-a-new-console/

    Mar 19 06:32

    Windows 10 Will Be Ready In Winter

    Microsoft noted the presence of a single application store, with purchases and upgrades.
    Microsoft announced that it expects to complete Windows 10 in the coming winter, as published in the official company blog. He did not specify a date, but analyst’s estimate that will close in September. It will be available in 190 countries.

    Windows 10 represents the largest effort by Microsoft to create a single platform for all kinds of devices, whether desktops, tablets, smartphones or small devices those give life to the Internet of Things, supports x86 processor (Intel or AMD) and ARM.

    http://whatisusa.info/windows-10-will-be-ready-in-winter/

    Mar 19 03:15

    Target Will Pay 10mdd To Meet Demand For Violation Of Data

    In a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit related to a massive violation of data security agreement 2013, Target Corp agreed to pay 10 million dollars.

    According to a company spokesman consulted by CBS News the proposal includes the creation of an account to pay individual victims up to $ 10,000 as compensation for damages.

    http://whatisusa.info/target-will-pay-10mdd-to-meet-demand-for-violati...

    Mar 18 18:27

    The brands and police are listening, and Twitter intends to help them

    Soon you might find yourself shocked by how much companies and government agencies know about you, in close to real time. Unless you lock your Twitter account, everything you say on the microblogging website is by default public. The company already sells bulk access to our tweets; these direct data sales make up about $70m of Twitter's $1.3b income, with the rest coming from advertising. According to a report in The Guardian, Twitter plans to expand its data sales of what one executive calls the "firehose"—the enormous stream of tweets—pouring out of Twitter users worldwide.

    Mar 18 17:10

    Europe braces for 'unprecedented' power issues from solar eclipse

    Europe's power operators are bracing for potential disruption from the solar eclipse expected Friday, which will knock out almost all solar-generated electricity in an "unprecedented" test for the network.

    Mar 18 16:04

    Antipsychotics: Deadlier Than Thought for Some?

    The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

    "The harms associated with using these drugs in dementia patients are clear, yet clinicians continue to use them," study author Dr. Donovan Maust, a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, said in a university news release.

    Mar 18 15:16

    Hello Biometrics: Windows 10 to Add Facial Recognition, Iris Scans and Fingerprint Reader

    Nicholas West
    Activist Post

    After several years of consumer complaints, Microsoft Windows 10 has been getting a lot of attention as of late for many upgrades slated for their new version of the popular operating system.

    However, it appears that one feature being added to supposedly consumer-friendly applications is a suite of biometrics called Windows Hello and Windows Passport.

    It's all a part of the move toward a full-fledged Smart World where YOU become the password in a matrix of online and real-world activity...

    Mar 18 14:17

    Food industry waging a bitter battle over proposal on added-sugar labels

    Of all the issues the Obama administration is grappling with, a modest redesign of what food labels say about sweeteners might not have seemed among the more controversial. But ever since First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the plan last year, a lobbying frenzy has ensued.

    Mar 18 14:03

    Underground Market Steals $12 Million In Bitcoins: “Going to The Caribbean… Hope You Guys Understand”

    For the casual observer the underground online marketplace, often referred to as the DarkNet, seems to resemble the lawlessness of the Wild West. Over the last several years millions of dollars worth of digital crypto-currencies have been stolen, oftentimes by the very operators of the web sites tasked with managing the online digital “hot” wallets of its users. (A “cold” wallet is used to store crypto-addresses on your own Flash drive or can be written down on a piece of paper).

    Mar 18 13:42

    Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes of Macaroni and Cheese Because It Might Have Metal Pieces in It

    6.5 MILLION BOXES RECALLED because of metal pieces... not even shavings, PIECES. Put up this video in the middle of the night. Another rant of sorts. THIS is what happens when you allow megacorporations who are not interested in your nutrition but their bottom lines to take your food away from you.

    Mar 18 13:41

    FCC Chairman Concedes Future Internet Tax Is Possible After All

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler acknowledged in congressional testimony [yesterday] that an Internet tax–which he had previously said would not be imposed–could be imposed in the future.

    Mar 18 11:25

    1984: France Will Counter Terrorist Attacks on Free Speech by... Attacking Free Speech?

    George Orwell wasn't psychic; he was a time traveler, and we're permanently falling down the rabbit hole of 1984.

    If you live in France, your right to visit certain websites has just been terminated by the almighty government.

    Why? Because terrorism.

    How painfully ironic, considering the Charlie Hebdo attack was supposed to be a terroristic attack on free speech to begin with...

    Mar 18 07:54

    San Diego sues Monsanto for bay pollution & persistent contamination

    According to the San Diego Reader, city agencies filed suit on Monday, alleging Monsanto hid its knowledge of the toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

    Mar 17 16:31

    World’s greatest pyramid scheme: How banks plot to seize your property and life

    The bank begins the pyramid scheme by taking your deposit (which you might think goes into the vault) and they loan most of it out. In fact, generally, with some variation, for every $1 dollar that you deposit, the bank will loan out approximately $10. In other words, the bank uses your deposits to loan out more (way more) than they have in reserves in order to make big profits. This is ‘Fractional Reserve Banking.’ The banks only keep a fraction of the overall money on hand.

    Mar 17 14:54

    San Diego Sues Monsanto for Polluting Bay with Cancer-Causing Chemical

    The City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified Port District filed suit against chemical giant Monsanto Monday for polluting the city’s bay and tidelands.

    Mar 17 13:58

    FCC NET NEUTRALITY DOCS HAVE 46 REFERENCES TO A GROUP FUNDED BY BILLIONAIRE GEORGE SOROS AND CO-FOUNDED BY A NEO-MARXIST

    The FCC released the 400-page document on Thursday, two weeks after it passed new regulations, which many fear will turn the internet into a public commodity and thereby stifle innovation.

    Mar 17 12:58

    Improper Medicare-Medicaid Payments Up 20%; $77.4B in FY14

    Lawless government overrun with incompetence -- Medicare and Medicaid made a combined $77.4 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2014, a 20.4 percent increase from fiscal 2013, according to data published by the Government Accountability Office and the federal paymentaccuracy.gov website.

    Mar 17 12:53

    U.S. home construction plunges 17% in February

    Construction of new homes plummeted in February, as fierce winter weather froze housing starts in the Northeast and Midwest.

    Mar 17 12:22

    FUKUSHIMA RADIATION FOUND IN SAMPLE OF GREEN TEA FROM JAPAN

    Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface. Given that Japan’s authoritarian regime of Shinzo Abe has cracked down on the information flow from Fukushima with a repressive state secrets act, we cannot know for certain what’s happening at the site.

    Mar 17 11:24

    Denounce Abuses In ICE Raids In South Florida

    Denucia woman who suffered abuse by ICE agents who tried to arrest undocumented family.
    A family of immigrants in Homestead, South Florida, denounced abuses by federal agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE, for its acronym in English) for a national five-day raid resulted in the arrest of more than 2 thousand undocumented.

    The government ensures that all detainees had criminal records and were placed in deportation proceedings.

    http://whatisusa.info/denounce-abuses-in-ice-raids-in-south-florida/

    Mar 17 11:10

    Third Cross-Border Tunnel Found In Arizona So Far This Year

    A federal agent of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) US cargo a package of marijuana seized at the border with Mexico.
    Border Patrol Agents (Border Patrol) sector Tucson, Arizona, announced the discovery of a cross-border tunnel leading to the place where they were found by plugging another underground passage earlier this year.

    The agents assigned to the Nogales station, in collaboration with the International Liaison Unit and the Mexican police discovered last March 13 an incomplete tunnel, which is the third I found this year in Arizona.

    http://whatisusa.info/third-cross-border-tunnel-found-in-arizona-so-fa...

    Mar 17 10:52

    America to lose one-third of its fresh produce when California runs out of water

    As Michael Snyder points out in a timely article at The Economic Collapse Blog, California is rapidly reverting back to the desert it was once

    Mar 17 09:06

    MAJOR AMERICAN ALLIES IGNORE U.S. PLEAS AND JOIN CHINA’S ALTERNATIVE BANK

    he Financial Times now reports that France, Germany and Italy have all agreed to join the China-led international development bank as well, “delivering a blow to US efforts to keep leading western countries out of the new institution.” This week, 2 major U.S. allies – 2 of the “Five Eyes” – have disregarded American pleas and joined China’s new development bank … alternative to the US-dominated IMF and World Bank lending order. (A third member of the Five Eyes – New Zealand – previously signed onto the Chinese bank.)

    Mar 17 09:03

    THE WOLF IS GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE: THE GOVERNMENT’S WAR ON CYBERTERRORISM

    Nothing you write, say, text, tweet or share via phone or computer is private anymore. As constitutional law professor Garrett Epps points out, “Big Brother is watching…. Big Brother may be watching you right now, and you may never know. Since 9/11, our national life has changed forever. Surveillance is the new normal.”

    Mar 17 08:31

    Stay Alert Against Fake Calls And Emails IRS

    Tax scams take many different forms. Recently, the most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who claim to be from the IRS. They use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try to steal your money. Also, they may try to steal your identity. Here are some tips from the IRS to help you avoid becoming a victim of these types of tax scams:

    http://whatisusa.info/stay-alert-against-fake-calls-and-emails-irs/

    Mar 17 08:16

    Lawmakers say TTP meetings classified to keep Americans in the dark

    According to Grayson, putting Wednesday's ISDS briefing in a classified setting "is part of a multi-year campaign of deception and destruction

    Mar 17 07:56

    Mcdonald’s Employees Talk About Workplace Hazards

    McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints against the company suffered burns fat because jumping from the frying pans, lack of protective equipment for them and other risks of work, according to labor organizers.

    Complaints are the latest step in a campaign for a wage increase to remunerate workers $ 15 per hour and allow unionization of employees in the branch of fast food, which is pressuring McDonald’s to go to the negotiating table.

    http://whatisusa.info/mcdonalds-employees-talk-about-workplace-hazards/

    Mar 17 07:09

    Coca-Cola Pays Nutritionists to Promote Coke as Heart Healthy

    by SM Gibson

    Did you realize that last month was American Heart Month? Coca-Cola sure did.

    The corporate soft drink giant, who has been trying to combat declining sales in the United States, has begun partnering with fitness experts and nutritionists to promote a mini-can of Coke as a ‘healthy’ snack. In February, the idea of drinking a mini-Coke for heart health was suggested on many nutrition blogs and even in major newspapers and websites...

    Mar 17 00:41

    King5 Follow Up on Safeguard/LPS Unlawful Foreclosure with Attorney Ha Dao on RCW 7.28.230(1).

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    KingCast and Mortgage Movies King5 Follow Up on Safeguard/LPS Unlawful Foreclosure with Attorney Ha Dao on RCW 7.28.230(1).

    Life is good for Safeguard... because they are friends with the Bush family.
    Just do your due diligence you'll find it.

    Here is the King5 feature story from March 3, 2015

    "It's a tricky business accessing property that the bank doesn't truly own, and Beal says the industry known as "property preservation" has plenty of faults. "The pressures are pretty intense," said Beal. A KING 5 Investigation shows that those pressures may be one reason behind numerous complaints filed with attorneys, housing assistance groups, and the Washington Attorney General's Office. Typically, a homeowner complains that they have not abandoned the home, yet but have been locked out or found their personal property is missing."

    Says Attorney Dao:

    Mar 16 19:54

    The FBI’s Big Plan To Expand Its Hacking Powers

    Technology giant Google has warned that a rule change represents a 'monumental' constitutional concern. A judicial advisory panel Monday quietly approved a rule change that will broaden the FBI’s hacking authority despite fears raised by Google that the amended language represents a “monumental” constitutional concern.

    Mar 16 12:38

    Here's the Chip Apple Is Using to Stop You from Buying Cheap Cables

    If you bought yourself an iPhone 5, and are looking for a cheap, third-party lightning adapter to save a couple of bucks, you might want to hold off. There's an authenticator chip in the official adapters, and third-party adapters probably won't work without it.

    Mar 16 10:45

    Anti Police State App 'Sidekik' Features Real-Time Legal Aid

    Activist Post

    Studies have shown that police are held almost completely unaccountable by the current systems of governmental oversight. Perhaps this is the reason why you are 9 times more likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer than a terrorist. Rather than wait for bloated bureaucracy or corrupt government to save the day, we as activists have to find our own solutions. Technology is one of these solutions. Each citizen needs to become a member of the media and record everything that they see during encounters with the police.

    We previously reported on the launch of a smartphone app called Sidekik which required funding to make it as easy as possible for you not only to record the police and upload that recording offsite, but to put you in immediate contact with legal representation to help you navigate the encounter ... in real-time.

    We are happy to report that activist efforts have funded Phase 1 of Sidekik. Developers are now prepared to enter Phase 2...

    Mar 16 09:20

    SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE APPROVES “A SURVEILLANCE BILL BY ANOTHER NAME”

    The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act, which would facilitate the sharing of information from private companies to the government. The putative reason for the legislation is to stop cyberattacks, but some are concerned it will allow transfers of large amounts of personal information to the government.

    Mar 16 09:13

    FDA PROPOSES TO LET DRUG COMPANIES UNDERMINE OFFICIAL SAFETY WARNINGS

    The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to allow pharmaceutical companies to undermine official safety warnings in sales presentations to customers. While an FDA warning about a drug’s dangers can scare off buyers, the new proposal would allow companies to provide doctors, hospitals and other customers with information that conflicts with official advice, which is typically developed after a rigorous scientific process.

    Mar 16 08:32

    Executive Petrobras Admits Taking Bribes

    A Executive of the Brazilian state oil company told a congressional panel began accepting bribes from some of the largest construction firms in the country 18 years ago Tuesday.

    According to federal prosecutors, the scheme involved the payment of at least $ 800 million in bribes and other funds by major engineering and construction companies in exchange for inflated contracts with Petrobras. Prosecutors have said that some of that money was transferred to the ruling Workers Party and other major political organizations to political campaigns.

    http://whatisusa.info/executive-petrobras-admits-taking-bribes/

    Mar 16 07:57

    RISING ENERGY PRICES WILL CHALLENGE WESTERN WAY OF LIFE – MOD REPORT

    South-east Asian economies' growing demand for energy and resources could lead to long periods of recession in the UK A little-known Ministry of Defence (MoD) report published earlier this year warns that converging global trends will dramatically affect UK economic prosperity through to 2040.

    Mar 16 07:50

    24,000 chemicals may be tainting your bottled water

    Tap water is by no means something to reach for when looking to achieve optimal health (check this out to see why that is)

    Mar 16 05:52

    Minority Report (2002) esoteric analysis – pre-crime is now here!

    Spielberg’s Minority Report is now an important film to revisit

    Mar 15 14:22

    NYPD Caught Editing Controversial Wikipedia Entries

    Most of their handiwork seems to pertain to the Eric Garner case. Statements such as “Garner raised both his arms in the air” were changed to “Garner flailed his arms about as he spoke.” And “Use of the chokehold has been prohibited” was altered to say “Use of the chokehold is legal, but has been prohibited.”

    Mar 15 14:16

    TARGET LAYS OFF 1,700 — NFP is a joke: A historic monetary crisis is certain

    Find out what's going on with the economy from Andy Hoffman

    Mar 15 07:10

    Vaccine pushers insist organics are useless, chemicals are safe, and fluoride is awesome

    "Skeptics" and other educated ignorants hawk pesticide-laden foods and toxic fluoride

    Mar 14 13:53

    Beware of accepting Western Union money orders!

    Not one easily frustrated and seldom angry, I just had a bad experience that could happen to anyone selling (or in my case, giving away) items on QRZ.com. Beware of accepting Western Union money orders!

    I recently offered on QRZ.com to give away a G5RV antenna, that I no longer used, to a ham with limited space—“free, merely pay for the medium-box flat-rate shipping of $10.70.” (The fact that the item was being given away is irrelevant—it could have been a for-sale item, instead.) Several hams responded to my ad and I had to choose only one. But, I also remembered that I had a used Slinky antenna and I offered the same deal to one of the non-selected responders.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This just now happened to me, with a donation from a supporter in Madison, Wisconsin. Bank returned it with "Refer to maker." No other explanation. I thought the whole point of a money order was that the funds were guaranteed to be there!

    Is Western Union starting to cheat its customers to stay in business?

    Mar 14 13:33

    Did You Know a “Big U.S. Majority Favors Mandatory Vaccines”?

    According to a Reuters poll recently published in the Huffington Post, 87% of America wants your right to choose whether or not you vaccinate yourself and your children to be straight up taken away from you.

    You know, we aren’t even really hearing about the measles outbreak that led to all this fear and calls for mass mandatory vaccinations anymore, just by the way...

    Mar 14 11:47

    Obama Administration considers independent journalists to be ‘enemies of the state,’ warn reporters

    Attkisson's accusations before the Senate Judiciary Committee were akin to those made in her 2014 book Stonewalled, in which she detailed how the Obama Administration

    Mar 14 10:32

    Investors in ‘patient panic’ over Fed language

    U.S. stock markets are in the midst of a “‘patient’ panic” ahead of Wednesday’s Federal Reserve statement, when many investors expect a change in the Fed’s language that would send the clearest signal yet that a rate hike is coming soon.

    Mar 14 09:37

    Jodie’s Story A Little Girl Lost After Illegally Given an Untested 8-in-1 Vaccine

    The Marchants share with us what happened after they took their one year-old daughter to the doctor, only agreeing for the MMR while refusing all other vaccines. They were completely shocked when they found out their baby Jodie was given an illegal, untested 8-in-1 vaccine concoction, deliberately mixed in one syringe, which destroyed their daughter.

    Mar 14 08:19

    US, UK, and China battle over which bank gets to exploit Third World

    US officials are currently in an uproar over the United Kingdom’s decision to become a founding member of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. This is a decision that forecasts a massive change in the world economy. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is setting itself up to be direct competition to the World Bank and IMF. These two little known institutions truly cement the West as the dominant powers in the world. The policies of the new bank will be in direct opposition to those of the World Bank.

    Mar 14 07:59

    Few Notice The Supreme Court Just Ruled Police Don’t Need a Warrant To Search Your Trash Cans

    Sound law enforcement be allowed to search your garbage without a warrant? For decades it has been debated, and the largely agreed-upon answer was that they do. But recently, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a person should not expect privacy when it comes to the contents of a garbage container. Once the trash can or recycling bin is placed outside, the Court ruled that police no longer need a warrant to search i

    Mar 14 07:31

    Obama Bails Out Oil Industry at the Expense of Consumers

    Oil industry lobbyists must have been working the government over for months. The price of oil has plunged nearly 60% since June. Smaller oil companies are going bankrupt. Larger ones are bleeding. Energy junk-bondholders are getting massacred. Wall Street is fretting about losing the fees. Banks are worried about their energy loans. Venezuela is falling apart and is going to default. Russia is careening in the wrong direction. Kern County, the oil capital of California, declared a “fiscal emergency.”

    Mar 14 07:15

    Facebook Removes Emoji ‘I Feel Fat’

    More than 16,000 signatures were collected to remove emoji contrversial.
    Besides emoticons expressing optimism, happiness, despair or annoyance to other emotions that are in the list that Facebook provides to express moods, it also adds “feeling fat“.

    Facebook decided to replace this emoticon by one whose message is “I feel full” after complaints from “Bodies in Peril”, an organization that promotes respect for diversity body.

    http://whatisusa.info/facebook-removes-emoji-i-feel-fat/

    Mar 14 06:55

    Report Says UK Citizens Must Give Up Right To Privacy Because 'Terrorism', Reveals Huge Secret Government Databases

    As Techdirt has noted previously, the UK body nominally responsible for overseeing the intelligence services, the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC), does little more than rubber-stamp what has taken place. The new ISC report "Privacy and Security: A modern and transparent legal framework" (pdf) is more of the same.

    Mar 13 20:41

    Big Pharma Giant Guilty of Selling Tainted Children’s Tylenol – Knowingly

    How far does the fraud and contamination of our country’s products go? The list is seemingly endless. Recently adding on to the list, mega-company Johnson and Johnson was recently found out to be knowingly selling adulterated bottles of Tylenol that contain metal particles.

    Mar 13 20:23

    California’s Big Water Plans; The End of Private Water Rights?

    Drought-stricken California, which just had its driest January ever recorded, smashed another dismal record last month: the hottest February. This will be the 5th year in a row of historic drought in California, breaking a 120 year old record. California is the largest populated state in the country. One out of eight Americans reside in sunny, warming, no rain, CA. Our economy is recognized as the 8th largest in the world with Central Valley farmers producing some 42% of the nations food supplies for decades.

    Mar 13 11:18

    US Launched A Program In Six Cities To Reduce Racial Prejudice

    Eric Holder

    Six cities will participate in a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial prejudice and improve links between the authorities and the community, said Thursday Attorney General Eric Holder.

    Selected cities are Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Indiana; Stockton, California; Birmingham, Alabama; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    http://whatisusa.info/us-launched-a-program-in-six-cities-to-reduce-ra...

    Mar 13 10:58

    RETIRED ADMIRAL: MICHELLE O’S SCHOOL LUNCH RULES NEEDED FOR ‘NATIONAL SECURITY’

    RETIRED ADMIRAL: MICHELLE O’S SCHOOL LUNCH RULES NEEDED FOR ‘NATIONAL SECURITY’
    As schools across the country continue to struggle to comply with food restrictions championed by first lady Michelle Obama, supporters of the federal regulations are reframing the issue as one of national security. Retired rear admiral Casey Coane recently wrote in to The Hillto make the case for why school food restrictions on fat, sugar, salt, calories and other nutritional aspects are necessary to keep our country safe.

    Mar 13 10:51

    AFTER FIRST LAB-GROWN BURGER, TEST-TUBE CHICKEN IS NEXT ON MENU

    Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Professor Amit Gefen, a bioengineer at Tel Aviv University, has begun a year-long feasibility study into manufacturing chicken in a lab, funded by a non-profit group called the Modern Agriculture Foundation which hopes "cultured meat" will one day replace the raising of animals for slaughter

    Mar 13 07:01

    Here’s Everything That’s Wrong With Cable and Satellite TV Bills

    This week, the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against the satellite pay TV provider DirecTV, alleging deceptive advertising. The FTC charges that DirecTV violated the FTC Act in many instances by failing to clearly and prominently disclose various “gotchas” in subscriber contracts, including that customers are locked into services for two years, and that an extra fee for premium channels kicks in automatically unless subscribers proactively cancel the option.

    Mar 12 15:12

    Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

    Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam that has cost taxpayers $15.5 million.

    WEBMASTER ADDITION: That this scam is so huge tells us (along with the flood of ads for tax-assistance services) is that there is a significant portion of the US population that is in tax trouble right now. The Ferguson Judge who was notorious for sending debtors to prison is reported to be $170,000 behind in his taxes, and Al Sharpton reportedly owes millions. The system has broken down!

    Mar 12 14:53

    PAPER: USA unlikely to shape 21st century

    The US is unlikely to possess the capacity to shape 21st-century geopolitical order...

    Mar 12 12:16

    Facebook to Collect Users’ Conversations for Advertisers

    The social media giant announced its plan this week to show marketers “what audiences are saying on Facebook about events, brands, subjects and activities” so they can get a “holistic and actionable view of their audience for the first time.”

    Mar 12 11:59

    UK Spy Agencies Seek Single Law to OK Data Collection of ‘Privileged’ Conversations

    Is it OK to listen in on private conversations between a lawyer and a defendant on trial for a serious crime? What about sifting through the communications of an entire country, or even continent, in pursuit of a wanted criminal or terrorist?

    Mar 12 11:38

    2 banks fail US Fed stress tests, Bank of America put on ‘warning’

    The US Federal Reserve has rejected the capital plans of US branches of Germany’s Deutsche Bank and Spain’s Banco Santander in a test designed to gauge whether America’s biggest banks are prepared to withstand a hypothetical financial crisis.

    Mar 12 10:50

    Why I Don't Want An Apple Watch (And It's Not Battery Life)

    The reason I don't want an Apple Watch has nothing to do with its look, functionality, price or battery life. The reason I have no interest in an Apple Watch (or any of its competitors) is I can't afford to be connected to a device that destroys my productivity with an endless stream of chirps, beeps, buzzes or vibrations every time an email, tweet, text, etc. arrives.

    Stated very simply: the Apple Watch, like every other enslaving you to the network device, is a productivity destroyer.

    Mar 12 10:43

    Major fast food chains are dropping sodas from their kids meals

    Since the start of the year, a number of major fast food chains have announced that they will be removing soda as an option from their kids meals

    Mar 12 10:24

    Cutting to the chase when choosing an ax for self-reliance

    I, an incurable Ax Junkie, hereby nominate the man or woman responsible for hafting a stone to the end of a stick as the first inductee in the Tool-User Hall of Fame

    Mar 12 09:27

    KASPERSKY CLAIMS TO HAVE FOUND NSA'S 'SPACE STATION MALWARE'

    "The architecture of the whole framework resembles a mini-operating system with kernel-mode and user-mode components carefully interacting with each other via a custom message-passing interface."?

    Kaspersky malware probers have uncovered a new 'operating system'-like platform that was developed and used by the National Security Agency (NSA) in its Equation spying arsenal.

    The EquationDrug or Equestre platform is used to deploy 116 modules to target computers that can siphon data and spy on victims.

    Mar 12 07:09

    Putting Measles into Proper Perspective—According to the Facts

    by Catherine J. Frompovich

    Just WHAT are the facts regarding measles? readers may be asking.

    Here is the documented evidence...

    Mar 12 01:29

    Altered Genes, Twisted Truth—How GMOs Took Over the Food Supply

    Genetically manipulated foods may be one of the most serious threats not only to our environment but to the health and very survival of future generations. Typically, the blame for the promulgation of genetic engineering of our food is placed on chemical companies.

    But there’s actually a hidden back story to how genetically engineered foods were able to reach millions of dinner tables.

    Steven Druker, who you may not be aware of, is the attorney who filed a lawsuit in the late ’90s challenging the most important action the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken in this area: its presumption that genetically engineered (GE) foods are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) and can enter the market without a shred of safety testing.

    Mar 12 01:27

    Imaging of the Brain on LSD in Search of Cure for Behavioral Disorders

    Video - In this video, Professor David Nutt, Dr. Robert Carhart-Harris and Director Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation Research Programme explain the possibilities of how LSD’s effect on the brain can be used to help people with obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, and similar conditions.

    If you are interested in supporting these researchers in understanding the brain on LSD, you can donate to their crowd-funding campaign here: www.walacea.com/campaigns/lsd

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiQNdYqboYM

    Mar 11 16:37

    Factory Farm Antibiotics Making Children ‘Allergic to Fruits and Vegetables’

    Farmers who are using antibiotics to keep pests away from their crops are making children allergic to the fruits and vegetables they grow, research suggests.

    Mar 11 16:09

    Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 46,000,000 for 40 Straight Months

    The number of beneficiaries on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, has topped 46,000,000 for 40 straight months, according to new data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

    Mar 11 15:56

    Former SEC Director Warns Against Automated and Secretive Market “Rigged Against Retail Investors”

    The former director of the SEC, John Ramsay, has stepped out to warn that market is rigged, and that the system is headed for a major correction “one way or another.”

    Today’s financial ‘ecosystem’ is a set up for unfair advantage to those playing a game controlled by high frequency trading (run by automated computer algorithms) and secret ‘dark pool’ investors, as Ramsay sees it.

    Mar 11 15:28

    The Last, Great Run For The U.S. Dollar, The Death Of The Euro And 74 Trillion In Currency Derivatives At Risk

    Are we on the verge of an unprecedented global currency crisis? On Tuesday, the euro briefly fell below $1.07 for the first time in almost a dozen years. And the U.S. dollar continues to surge against almost every other major global currency. The U.S. dollar index has now risen an astounding 23 percent in just the last eight months. That is the fastest pace that the U.S. dollar has risen since 1981. You might be tempted to think that a stronger U.S. dollar is good news, but it isn’t. A strong U.S. dollar hurts U.S. exports, thus harming our economy. In addition, a weak U.S. dollar has fueled tremendous expansion in emerging markets around the planet over the past decade or so. When the dollar becomes a lot stronger, it becomes much more difficult for those countries to borrow more money and repay old debts. In other words, the emerging market “boom” is about to become a bust...

    Mar 11 15:25

    The Age of Cartels

    These days, it is painfully obvious to most anyone that America has been taken over by Corporations. From food, energy, medicine, entertainment, banking and so on, we are truly, as our guest G. Edward Griffin stated during his interview on The Liberty Brothers Radio Show, living in The Age of Cartels.

    Mar 11 14:06

    Have You Fallen for These Big Pharma Tricks?

    Long before the Internet and direct to consumer advertising, the medical profession tried to reassure people about their health concerns. Sure fatigue and headaches could be a symptom of a brain tumor; sure a cough could be a symptom of lung cancer--but most doctors tried to assuage not sow fear. Remember "take two aspirins and call me in the morning"?

    Mar 11 13:59

    SIRI is recording everything you say, all of your contacts, your in-home devices, and sometimes even your location

    Several stories and accusations have been going around about Apple’s Siri and other voice-to-text services, asserting that they are recording what you say and that people actually listen. Now I say “accusations” because many people are questioning the veracity of some of these claims, mainly those from Reddit user FallenMyst.

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