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Jun 02 08:06

Self-driving cars 'vulnerable to hacking'

Hackers pose a real danger to self-driving vehicles, US experts are warning, and carmakers and insurers are starting to factor in the risk.

Expected on the road by 2020 or even sooner, driverless cars should have a wide range of technologies — including cameras, radar, sonar and LiDAR (light detection and ranging) — commanded remotely using software that senses road widths, and identifies signs and even roadblocks.

But like connected vehicles and their onboard multimedia systems, these new self-driving technology elements, which are meant to make the cars safe and reliable, could end up leaving them vulnerable to hacker strikes, according to US security firms Mission Secure Inc (MSi) and Perrone Robotics Inc.

Jun 01 16:54

Things You Won’t Believe Are Spying On You

The next time you go on a trip to the mall, give those mannequins a nice big smile! This 245 billion (yes, with a “B”) dollar industry consists of five organizations throughout Europe and the US that make the ‘Eye See polystyrene frame mannequins.’ These particular mannequins’ eyes are equipped with face recognition cameras.

Jun 01 14:17

Trendies Ready for Ultimate Wearable: “Chip Implanted in Their Skin Used for Payments”

The Mark of the Beast is more almost here than ever before. A poll found that 25% of the population is ready to make payments via an RFID implant.

A mind-boggling 25% of Australians say they are at least “slightly interested” at the prospect of having a chip implanted in their skin that could be used for payments, new research has found.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jun 01 09:33

The Government Safety Device That Kills You

Probably the most interesting thing about the (can’t help myself) exploding Takata air bag scandal is the doublethink it exposes.

On the one hand, we are told – in the literal/parental sense – that we will have air bags in our cars (like it or not) because not to have them is an unacceptable risk and “unsafe.”

Jun 01 08:11

Stunning admission by retiring journalist: Mainstream media should decide relevancy of news and determine what people need to know

Bob Schieffer is retiring, with Sunday’s “Face The Nation” being announced as his last show and in the commentary from Schieffer seen below, he makes some stunning admissions that show what MSM journalists believe their “job” is.

Jun 01 02:08

Ron Paul : Ex-Im Bank Is Welfare for the One Percent

It is time to kick Boeing and all other corporate welfare queens off the dole.

Jun 01 00:30

Who’s Afraid Of The Internet? Elites Panic As Information Control Flounders

The Federal Reserve is a private cartel created by the banksters for the express purpose of manipulating the money supply and controlling the economy? CONSPIRACY THEORY! No Google for you! -- Always and throughout history, Governments have used false flag terrorism in order to justify their wars of aggression? SLANDER! Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go directly to the bottom of the search results! -- Google and every other major Silicon Valley firm is in bed with the DOD and/or the CIA and/or the NSA? BLASPHEMY! You have been excommunicated from the church of Google. -- You get the idea...

May 31 18:48

UK’s Independent Newspaper Blows Lid Off Vaccine Damages

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Finally it’s happened! A member of the mainstream press has the intestinal fortitude to publish the carefully ‘kept secret’, secret about vaccines and vaccinations: They cause dramatic life-altering damage and more frequently than “evidence-based medicine” or “consensus science” owns up to or MDs, the medical profession, public health agencies and pro-vaccine acolytes acknowledge.

The UK’s Independent Newspaper published some extremely damning vaccine adverse drug reaction (ADR) information on May 31, 2015...

May 31 12:30

How Much Money Did the Fed Dump into the Stock Market?

Ever since the housing crash of 2008 and the stock market crash that followed, there has been an undeniable trend in our economy. As soon as the Fed began its quantitative easing program, the stock market started to recover. The more cash they dumped into the economy, the higher NASDAQ would soar. To the central planners in Washington, this was a recovery, but to the average citizen it was anything but. Just because the because the stock market was improving, didn’t mean our finances and standard of living would improve with it.

May 30 21:26

Health experts see BIG price hikes for Obamacare

The cost of Obamacare could rise for millions of Americans next year, with one insurer proposing a 50 percent hike in premiums, fueling the controversy about just how “affordable” the Affordable Care Act really is.

May 30 11:33

Cashless Control Grid: 25% of Australians Would Get a Chip Implanted in Them to Pay for Stuff

Think we’re being tracked and traced now? Why would you be interested in not only taking the mark but for a cashless control grid in the modern era of corruption we find ourselves swimming in? This is not only trusting to the point of idiocy, it’s literally voting for one’s own enslavement.
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May 30 10:37

Another Housing Collapse Looms Over Horizon

There is nothing free market about the 37% increase in home prices. It has absolutely nothing to do with supply and demand. It has nothing to do with normal families looking for a home. It has everything to do with the Federal Reserve’s 0% interest rates, the $3.5 trillion of QE injected into the economic gambling system, Wall Street banks withholding foreclosures from the market, hedge funds buying up tens of thousands of foreclosed homes and renting them out to the former middle class, Fannie and Freddie guaranteeing 70% of all sales, the government encouraging 3.5% subprime loans again, Chinese and Russian billionaires parking their ill gotten wealth in US real estate, and flippers reappearing in the same old places (Las Vegas, Phoenix, Florida, California).

May 30 08:49

Canadian Risk Assessment Finds GMO Salmon Susceptible to Disease

The partially redacted, 400-page draft risk assessment from the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans makes startling findings about the welfare and performance of GE salmon...

May 30 05:05

IRS is Hacked! Information of 100,000 is Compromised

The IRS said Tuesday that thieves used an online service provided by the agency to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers. The information included tax returns and other tax information on file with the IRS.

May 29 19:28

Monsanto’s Chemical War in Colombia

Monsanto Corporation’s glyphosate, sold as “Roundup,” is the world’s most widely used herbicide. For the globalized capitalist economy it’s a tool for wealth accumulation and, secondarily, for subjugating rural populations. In Colombia glyphosate is a weapon of war. For 20 years the U.S. and Colombian governments have used glyphosate in their so-called drug war to eradicate coca crops. Glyphosate now returns to the news. The occasion is ripe for a look at the herbicide’s outsized role in the world economy and its dire effects everywhere.

May 29 13:43

Alleged Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison without parole

The convicted mastermind behind the world's largest online narcotics emporium has been sentenced by a federal judge to life in prison without parole. The judge also ordered Ross Ulbricht, 31, to forfeit $184 million dollars. The website made over $187 million before it was shut down in 2013.

May 29 13:04

How Genetic Engineering Could Ruin the Human Race

It’s hard to imagine what the world would be like if everyone had access to genetic engineering. Whether it’s for curing hereditary diseases, making designer babies, or giving humans incredible abilities, we’re in for one hell of a strange future should this ever come to pass. And believe it or not, that world is closer than you might think. The technology for this is advancing at an impressive rate, and it won’t be long before you’re able to choose the genetic makeup of your children. (read more)

May 29 12:55

Japan’s Prime Minister Calls for ‘Robot Revolution': Hopes to ‘Spread the Use of Robotics to Every Corner of Society’

Japan’s total fertility rate currently sits well below replacement rate at 1.41 births per woman. The image above is more than just a robot door greeter at a department store in a country with a dwindling population of young people to take care of its elderly.

It’s a death knell for the income of the nation’s already dwindling human population, sung by robots.

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May 29 08:58

How to avoid Google surveillance and protect your personal data

It all seemed rather innocent in the beginning. It certainly seemed convenient, and still is – maybe more so than ever, to be truthful. But if you haven’t noticed, slowly and gradually, during the past 17 years since its inception, Google has evolved from being a company which once merely provided Internet users with a free search engine and email to becoming an all-encompassing entity that monitors nearly everything you do.

May 29 08:12

Claim: Science Has Proven Conspiracy Theorists Will Literally Believe Anything

Oh yeah? Well these days I believe scientists will validate anything they're paid to... and then our mainstream establishment media runs with it.

We live in a technocracy under the magical sparkling banner of the modern scientific dictatorship. An agenda needs pushed? Science, bought and paid for by governments and billionaires and multinational corporations, is your authority to tell you what you need to be told to continue functioning at the most basic, most controllable consumer level.

By the way, just days ago, the Editor-in-Chief of one of the world's most well-known medical journals The Lancet came out and said half of all the scientific literature is actually false.

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May 29 05:28

Jade Helm as Itself a Psy Op

Intellihub Note: The following article provides some extremely interesting questions and is a take on Jade Helm that many within the alternative media haven’t considered.

May 28 18:58

Blue Bell ice cream trucks to be used as cold storage body transports in upcoming event, some speculate

Page 18 of the Arizona State Pandemic Influenza and Mass fatality Response Plan details how bodies, human remains, should be disposed of in case a pandemic or major disaster were to take place; occur.

May 28 18:32

For most passengers, air rage begins at home

I heard an astonishing statement this week. It was Air Canada’s vice-president of “customer experience” blithely telling CBC radio listeners that “people really enjoy flying” these days. Is she that deluded?

People love escaping, going places and getting there relatively fast, but with cramped seating and diminishing service, flying has become so physically uncomfortable — not to mention at times infuriating, dispiriting, depleting, and expensively padded with added fees — that air rage often begins the minute you book the ticket.

May 28 15:23

Fresh food movement sweeping the nation

Genetically modified organisms or GMOs and processed foods are being pushed out and more and more natural foods are moving in.

May 28 14:44

Government s’mores: Michelle O’s food police reinventing campfire treat

The government has now reinvented the s’more and they’re urging us all to change our EVIL ways.

May 28 13:54

McDonald’s is Losing So Much Money it Stopped Telling Us How Much

And now, as people continue to choose real food instead of plastic-filled junk, McDonald’s has publicly declared an answer: it will completely stop telling us how much it loses in profits each month. Quite an amazing solution, huh?

May 28 13:04

Oncologists make huge profits by pushing chemotherapy drugs on gullible, frightened patients

The amazing story of Chris Wark and his natural recovery from stage IIIC colon cancer serves as a powerful reminder of how proper diet, regular exercise and aggressive herbal (rather than chemical) therapies are still among the safest and most effective remedies for curing cancer. But Chris’ conscious rejection of chemotherapy and radiation treatments against the advice of his doctor also led him to realize another sobering truth: that the conventional cancer industry, which opposes all natural cancer treatment approaches, is nothing more than a corrupt, money-making racket.

May 28 12:56

US SPECIAL FORCES ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH BUG DRONES

If you hear this tiny flying bug drone buzzing around your head, an Army Special Forces team might not be far behind. The 18-gram PD-100 Black Hornet from Norway’s Prox Dynamics can bear regular and thermal cameras about a kilometer and stay aloft more than 25 minutes.

May 28 11:45

Only Dirty Deeds Recorders Like Kent County DE's Betty Lou McKenna Restrict Media Access and Cameras.

Monday, May 18, 2015
KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Kent County Delaware Register of Deeds Betty Lou McKenna, Holly Malone and Attorney John Pardee Attempt to Truncate Discovery with Bullshit Dispositive Motions.

Media. Just like KIRO 7 only smaller.
Access, because it is Constitutional.
This is simple stuff, folks.

Today's email to Counsel for Defendants:
Good Day Counselors and media,

I. Offer of Proof Video in Production.

I left the Bat Cave this afternoon to document that which common sense tells us. If you don't get it now you never will. Fortunately Jon Scherer, Recording Manager of King County gets it.Stay tuned for the video link and the Court filing.

II.
Voluntary Dismissal of Negligent and Intentional Emotional Distress Claim.
That is self-explanatory. Document and Proposed order forthcoming.

III. Modification to Motion for Partial Summary Judgment.

May 28 09:46

Moving towards the mark of the beast: Feds help fund implantable RFID device

For years many within the alternative media have written about the danger to freedom posed by implantable RFID chips. From chips implanted into pets to chips used in humans to monitor their health, society has slowly been conditioned to accept implanted microchips as a useful science based tool.

May 28 08:33

Britain is Set to Open the Door to Cancerous GMO

By Steven MacMillan

This summer, British scientists are expected to begin field trials of a genetically modified (GMO) potato dubbed by proponents the ‘super spud’, whose developers boast will be free of fungal diseases and other pest problems. GMO maize and rapeseed oil could also be grown in England by the end of this year, as Westminster is pushing for more GMO foods to be introduced into the UK food supply...

May 28 06:46

Airlines spraying fliers with pesticides inside the plane

Chemical pesticide exposure happens… If you live nearby a farm you know what it feels like. Spraying happens. If it’s not aerosol spraying high up in the sky or wafts from crop dusting – it’s being sprayed while inside a locked, pressurized tube?

May 28 03:49

Back to the Drawing Board: Self Parking Car Runs Over Reporters

Reports indicate that the two men hit “were bruised but are ok”. According to “sources the driver forgot to turn on ‘City-Safe’ mode”.

May 28 00:07

ANZ breached FTA with rate swaps

A High Court judge has declared that ANZ breached the Fair Trading Act for misleadingly representing interest rate swaps to some customers.

Specifically, the bank understated some of the risks and overstated some of the benefits of the swaps arrangements, incoming Chief High Court Judge Geoffrey Venning said this morning.

The declaration follows a negotiated settlement between the Commerce Commission and ANZ, after which the bank paid $18.5 million. These funds will be distributed to affected customers who complained to the regulator.

Between 2005 and 2009, a number of New Zealand banks marketed and negotiated interest rate swaps, which are a financial derivative product that allows borrowers to manage the interest rate exposure on their borrowing.

The Commission in 2012 began probing whether these swaps were being misleadingly marketed and last year reached settlements with ANZ, ASB and Westpac over their behaviour.

May 27 14:02

Who Owns the Federal Reserve?

It’s not like we don’t have half a clue who actually “owns” the Federal Reserve, but we just wanted to know, superficially, who the Fed itself claims it is owned by (and, additionally, how the agency justifies its unchecked power).

Apparently the agency never officially answers that question. See for yourself.

May 27 12:29

Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Announce They’re Ditching Artificial Ingredients

Pizza Hut & Taco Bell just announced today that they are the newest food company to make positive changes...They are removing...

May 27 12:16

Abbott Releases New GMO Free Similac Baby Formula Under Consumer Demand

Following pressure from NGOs and parents across America, Abbott has decided to offer new non-GMO baby formulas in its best-selling Similac line.

May 27 11:54

The Vaccine Racket: Amazing infographic reveals financial connections behind criminally-run vaccine industry

Today we are officially releasing our Vaccine Racket Infographic which details the financial connections behind the criminally-run vaccine industry. (Tweet #VaccineRacket)

May 27 09:26

HERE'S HOW MUCH CORPORATIONS PAID US SENATORS TO FAST-TRACK THE TPP BILL

Using data from the Federal Election Commission, this chart shows all donations that corporate members of the US Business Coalition for TPP made to US Senate campaigns between January and March 2015, when fast-tracking the TPP was being debated in the Senate: Out of the total $1,148,971 given, an average of $17,676.48 was donated to each of the 65 “yea” votes. The average Republican member received $19,673.28 from corporate TPP supporters. The average Democrat received $9,689.23 from those same donors.

May 27 07:45

GOT A WEARABLE? ALMOST ANYBODY CAN TRACK YOU USING SIMPLE TECHNOLOGY

Wearable products need to transmit data to function. Many don’t work without a connection to a smartphone. And because it would be silly to walk around with a cord between the devices, that connection is made via Bluetooth Low Energy. Context Information Security has found that these connections can be used to identify smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other products that rely on BLE. And they’ve released an Android app that can track these signals to prove it.

May 27 04:30

Popular radio host and guest censored by radio station over vaccines

Gary Null has been a popular, longtime radio host with the longest running health talk show which airs on Progressive Radio Network. He has authored and directed dozens upon dozens of books and documentaries.

May 26 19:50

Caught On Tape: Self-Driving Car Ploughs Into Journalists

Instead, in what is perhaps the most epic "option" in the history of automotive history, Volvo decided to make the special feature known as “pedestrian detection functionality” cost extra money. It gets better: the cars do have auto-braking features as standard, but only for avoiding other cars — if they are to avoid crashing into pedestrians, too, then owners must pay extra.

May 26 13:57

Erik Voorhees: Bitcoin Will Out-Compete Fiat Because It's Better Money

By Eric Blair

Erik Voorhees, one of Bitcoin’s busiest entrepreneurs and biggest libertarian influences, took time to answers my questions about his political philosophy and latest startup ShapeShift...

May 26 11:58

Planned Charter Mega-Merger Does Nothing to Benefit Customers or Boost Competition

Charter Communications on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $56.7 billion. Charter also confirmed that it would acquire Bright House Networks, a smaller cable company, for $10.4 billion.

May 26 08:44

A Truthful Vaccine Consent Form – That No Mom Could Ever Sign

By Shawn Siegel

"The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity."

Those are the closing words of the first tenet of the Nuremberg Code - informed consent – and make no mistake about it - from the most personal of parental perspectives, vaccination’s a macabre experiment, every time: no parent can be certain that a vaccine won’t permanently disable her child. Egregiously, the administering doctor or nurse - or CVS pharmacist - in no way meaningfully fulfills his obligation by providing incomplete information, printed on a form he may or may not even offer, all the while touting the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine...

May 26 07:05

What Memorial Day do you honor?

Many accounts will praise the sacrifices and deeds of those who fought in the American wars. Some versions will emotionally express their thanks and respect, while others will list their heroic actions. There is another viewpoint that seldom gets the attention that it deserves. Simply put, what is the true reason that all this blood was shed and the meaning of continued torment that follows, when the guns are silenced? Some will say, we just need to revere those who served. Others may dare to ask, why and what for?

May 26 06:15

Obesity Can Cost You $92,235!

Carrying around extra body weight can cost you extra when it comes to lots of areas of life.

May 25 18:18

Investors Squeeze Trailer Park Renters: “The Economics Are Compelling… There’s a Lot More Poor People Than Rich”

America is filled with lots of poor people these days, and there’s plenty of money to be made off them.

With Wall Street already turning once-homeowners into renters in housing neighborhoods, billionaires and entrepreneurs are now investing in trailer parks, where they are making considerable fortunes off of raising the rent on the poorest among us.

The economic concept is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 25 08:28

Sri Lanka’s New President Puts Immediate Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides

Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena announced Friday that the import of the World’s most used herbicide glyphosate will be banned with immediate effect. The release of already imported stocks has also been stopped.

Sirisena, a farmer and ex Health Minister, stated that glyphosate is responsible for the increasing number of chronic kidney disease (CKDu) patients in Sri Lanka and added that the move would protect the Sri Lankan farming community...

May 25 08:03

In Obscure Policy Document, U.S. Catholic Bishops & Muslim Clerics call for "Alternatives To Predatory Lenders" (Usury)

Each year the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Muslim religious leaders hold several regional conferences called the 'Muslim-Catholic Dialogue.' One of most recent gatherings addressed the topic of usury (predatory lending) and suggested that a Catholic-Muslim alliance be formed to quash it. Notably, no Rabbis were mentioned or included in the proposal.

May 25 07:39

GM faces record fine over 'criminal' ignition defects

US Department of Justice investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors’ failure to announce technical faults in an ignition switch, which is tied to scores of deaths.

May 23 09:00

Wireless “Smart” Meter Warnings

By Warren Woodward

This month there were a couple of very important developments regarding the near constant microwave transmissions of “smart” meters that the utility industry insists are safe.

On May 11th, 190 independent, published scientists who specialize in ElectroMagnetic Field (EMF) research from 39 countries petitioned the United Nations to protect humans and wildlife from electromagnetic fields and wireless technology.

Now, less than two weeks later, the International EMF Scientist Appeal has grown to 205 EMF scientists from 40 countries. Between them all, they have over 2,000 peer-reviewed EMF studies published...

May 23 07:11

Google Patents ‘Creepy’ Cuddly Toys to Run Your Home

Would you let Ted run your home? Google is thinking you just might and has patented some Internet-connected toys that can do just that, per BBC News: Google’s R&D team has looked into making internet-connected toys that control smart home appliances.

May 22 15:46

Activists Prepare for 4th Global March Against Monsanto

By Derrick Broze

For the fourth time since 2013, the March Against Monsanto will take place in cities around the world. On May 23, 2015, concerned activists, urban farmers, and environmental activists will hit the streets of 428 cities spread across 38 countries.

The MAM movement was started in late 2012 in an effort to raise awareness to the potential dangers surrounding Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds, as well as the carcinogens present in the company’s top herbicide, Roundup...

May 22 14:52

Why Is Bird Flu Hitting Millions of CAFO Birds but Sparing Backyard Flocks?

Bird flu is hitting an unprecedented number of CAFO lot chickens right now, but the situation is being reported in the mainstream media as a mystery. Why are backyard flocks escaping the virulent bird flu that’s wiping out millions of caged birds in biosecure metal buildings? Is it because birds raised in fresh air and sunshine are more capable of fighting off viruses? If that was true then why are the wild waterfowl: ducks and geese, etc., catching the deadly flu? Or maybe they’re not. Something is just not adding up here…

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May 22 08:23

Cops who flash banged infant’s crib blame the baby

Nearly a year has passed since a Habersham County SWAT team stormed into the Phonesavanh residence, and very nearly killed their 19-month-old child. The no-knock raid was prompted by an anonymous tip which suggested there were drugs in the house. As the officers forced their way into the home, they lobbed a flash grenade which wound up landing in the crib where baby “bou-bou” was sleeping. As it erupted, the infant suffered severe burns and had to be taken to the hospital, and placed in a medically induced coma.

May 22 07:42

Canada catching up to USA re suppression of science

by Jon Rappoport

Free speech for government scientists in Canada? The ability to issue warnings about public health and safety to the press and public?

Not anymore...

May 22 03:23

Major Lawsuit Targets Monsanto for Selling Cancer-Linked Herbicide

Glyphosate is harmful to humans and animals…

Those claims that Monsanto made – that glyphosate was harmless to humans – well, the company is about to pay for that ‘false advertising’ in the form of a class action lawsuit put forth by the offices of T. Matthew Phillips in Los Angeles, California.

In the lawsuit filed in California, Monsanto is accused of:

The deliberate falsification to conceal the fact that glyphosate is harmful to humans and animals.

The class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California against biotechnology giant Monsanto. It alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in their best-selling herbicide, Roundup, “targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or animals.” You can see this statement marked clearly on some of Monsanto’s products sold in the state.

May 21 16:11

“Smart” Meters Halted by Regulators in Indiana

By Warren Woodward

This is what it's like to have real utility regulation.

Duke Energy wanted to raise rates in Indiana in order to install $1.9 billion worth of “smart” meters and related paraphernalia. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission denied Duke Energy saying...

May 21 15:30

What Do Takata Air Bags Have in Common with Vaccines?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Both are consumer products. Both are manufactured by mega corporations. Both products have sales in the millions, if not many times more. Plus, both have killed individuals. However, there’s a significant uncommonness between both products, though: Takata air bags have killed only five (5) people in the USA, which set off a massive recall effort of accountability on the part of the manufacturer, whereas vaccines have killed hundreds, if not thousands or more, and nothing—zilch, other than apparent cover-ups—have occurred to prevent future child abuse!

Here’s proof for the above statement...

May 21 14:24

How Is This Entrepreneur Mom Legally Selling Strain of Medical Marijuana?

Even law enforcement and Agricultural Department do not know the guidelines for licensed hemp production, unfortunately. Fears remain. With so many holes in the law, the shrugging shoulders from officials and no specifics - how was she to start production?

May 21 13:52

U.S. Magistrate Michael Merz in Hot Seat for Ignoring RICO Portions of SLORP BoA Fraudulent Foreclosure Appellate Decision.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Magistrate Merz in Dereliction of Duty in Busby Foreclosure Case by Ignoring Binding Case Law of Slorp v. Lerner, BoA & MERS.

May 21 10:03

GOOGLE FIBER USERS SUSPECTED OF DOWNLOADING ILLEGAL CONTENT MAY FIND AUTOMATIC DEMANDS FOR MONEY

Demands for payment, often settled online, can range from $20 to several hundred dollars.

Google Fiber, the high-speed broadband service, is quickly expanding across the United States. Touting speeds which leave current Internet offerings in the dust -- allowing consumers to enjoy up to 1 GB/ps -- the service has moved from its original pilot grounds in Kansas City and is expected to appear in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, NC along with Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA later this year.

Consumers are clamouring for broadband speeds up to 100 times faster than the national average, but may have a nasty shock if they plan to use the service in order to download content from file-sharing websites and torrent search engines which infringe upon intellectual copyright.

May 21 09:17

DHS GIVING GRANTS TO POLICE TO SET UP DUI CHECKPOINTS

Drunk driving has decreased by one-third since 2007 and three-quarters since 1973, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) 2013-2014 Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers. The NHTSA used FORCIBLY collected oral fluid or blood samples from 11,100 drivers at 60 locations across the country to make the determination .

May 21 08:37

SPECIAL OPERATORS ARE USING RAPID DNA READERS, THE POLICE WILL BE TOO SOON

On Wednesday, representatives from the U.S. Special Operations Command revealed that they were testing two rapidDNA readers in forward locations. The operators feed in a DNA sample, and the reader compares it against a database that matches DNA to identities. The machines weigh some 60 pounds, so they aren’t small. And they aren’t cheap: each costs about $250,000. But they can give a result in 90 minutes, a process that used to take weeks.
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May 21 08:33

Fantasy: Vaccines Remarkably "Safe and Effective"

For years, critics on the fringes of medicine have pointed to problems with vaccines. It is generally acknowledged that, given to people whose immune systems are compromised, they can be immunosuppressive.

And from time to time, stories have surfaced about vaccines which have been dangerously contaminated by extraneous viruses or bacteria, as a result of the manufacturing process.

We are taught to believe that untoward reactions to vaccines are rare, and that there has never been a question about the overwhelming success of all vaccines at all times, wherever they have been used.

The history of vaccines, though, shows a much more disturbing record than one might think. Here is a series of excerpts from authors on the subject. It is a quite different slant on vaccines.

May 21 08:29

FACEBOOK-OWNED OCULUS VR SET TO LAUNCH INTO THE VIRTUAL PORN INDUSTRY

Hopefully, Oculus VR, like Google Glass before it, will be a spectacular failure that people reject. Pray that it is. FACEBOOK-OWNED OCULUS VR HAS NO PLANS TO PREVENT THE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FROM USING ITS RIFT VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET, WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH AS A CONSUMER PRODUCT WITHIN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016, ACCORDING TO OCULUS FOUNDER PALMER LUCKEY.

May 21 08:26

GM SAYS YOU DON'T OWN YOUR CAR, YOU JUST LICENSE IT

GM has joined with John Deere in asking the government to confirm that you literally cannot own your car because of the software in its engine. Like Deere, GM wants to stop the Copyright Office from granting an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that would allow you to jailbreak the code in your car's engine so that you can take it to a non-GM mechanic for service, or fix it yourself. By controlling who can service your car, GM can force you to buy only official, expensive parts, protecting its bottom line.

May 21 08:14

WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION OVERRULES U.S. COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN RULES FOR MEAT PRODUCTS

U.S. government attempts to inform consumers about the origins of the beef and pork they purchase in stores have been undermined by the World Trade Organization (WTO). Siding with officials from Canada and Mexico, the WTO ruled that American regulations that require the meat industry to use country of origin labels (COOL) represent a violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). COOLs are intended to tell shoppers in which country the meat they buy was born, raised and slaughtered. In addition to letting consumers know if the meat was produced locally, they gave regulators a way to begin tracing the meat in case of a problem with it.

May 20 11:37

Fossil fuel titan spins Ebola crisis for corporate gain

The world’s largest privately-held coal company has been exposed capitalizing off the Ebola crisis in West Africa—a move public health officials called “ludicrous” and “opportunistic.”

May 20 10:49

Corporatocracy

Wrapped in a worldwide currency depression, the intentional zero interest rate strategy has fostered great damage to the practice of saving. Nevertheless, not everyone believes or blames central banksters for enacting a deliberate policy. Reporting on one such denier is UK columnist Jeremy Warner. He writes in the Telegraph article, When will interest rates rise? The way things are going, maybe never.

May 20 10:07

Decrying Corporate Greed, McDonald's Cooks and Cashiers Confront Shareholders

Calling for higher wages and fairer treatment, McDonald's cooks and cashiers will gather with progressive leaders on Wednesday and Thursday for large protests outside the company's shareholder meeting in Oak Brook, Illinois.

May 20 09:51

New Overtime Rules May Affect Your Pay

In the next few months, millions of workers may become eligible for overtime pay thanks to new rules for employers.

May 20 09:15

Just Not That Kind of Place: Walmart Uses Entire Training Video To Bad-Mouth Unions

Today's victory for workers in L.A., which passed a $15 minimum wage, is one more sign the nation's biggest, sleaziest retailer may land on the wrong side of history. When Walmart caved to worker pressure last year and agreed to give its "associates" paltry wage increases - paltry enough many of them still must rely on food stamps and other government assistance to survive - some observers thought the greedy behemoth might be changing, albeit glacially, its exploitative ways.

May 20 05:38

Australia has Highest Minimum Wage

Australia’s minimum wage workers — aged 21 and over — make 15.96 Australian dollars per hour. After tax and other deductions, that’s equivalent to $9.54, once the difference in the cost of living is taken into account.

May 19 13:07

Are Monsanto’s Worst Fears Coming True?

The decision of the Chipotle restaurant chain to make its product lines GMO-free is not most people’s idea of a world-historic event. Especially since Chipotle, by US standards, is not a huge operation. A clear sign that the move is significant, however, is that Chipotle’s decision was met with a tidal-wave of establishment media abuse. Chipotle has been called irresponsible, anti-science, irrational, and much more by the Washington Post, Time Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and many others. A business deciding to give consumers what they want was surely never so contentious.

May 19 04:55

Once cash is banned they will be able to force you to buy products: “Just tax their excess account balance”

In recent weeks we’ve seen numerous reports of how banks are actively working with governments to restrict cash usage. JP Morgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banks, has advised their customers that storing cash in their safe deposit boxes is no longer allowed – for your safety, of course.

May 18 20:10

Self Driving Trucks Will Wipe Out Millions of Jobs

Robot trucks also don’t need salaries?—?salaries that stand to go up because fewer and fewer people want to be truckers. A company can buy a fleet of self-driving trucks and never pay another human salary for driving. The only costs will be upkeep of the machinery. No more need for health insurance either. Self-driving trucks will also never need to stop to rest, for any reason. Routes will take less time to complete.

May 18 12:05

WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy

In a decision food safety and consumer advocates are calling a blow to animal welfare, environmental standards, and democracy, the World Trade Organization on Monday ruled that U.S. labels on packaged meat indicating where cows, chicken or other animals were born, raised and slaughtered are in violation of international trade pacts because they place foreign imports at an economic disadvantage.

May 18 07:35

AE911Truth - "Overwhelming Majority of AIA Delegates Make the Political Decision and Vote Down Resolution 15-6"

“We are a professional – not a political – organization. But in this case, if we vote “no” on this resolution, we are making a political decision, not a professional one. Thank you very much.” – Daniel Barnum, FAIA

Those were the closing remarks from the lead sponsor of AIA Resolution 15-6, Daniel Barnum, FAIA. Seconds later, the AIA delegates cast their votes. The unfortunate outcome was that an overwhelming majority made the political decision. Resolution 15-6, which called upon the AIA to support a new WTC 7 investigation, was voted down 3,892 to 160, garnering 4% of the delegates’ votes. . .

. . . However, that does not signal to us that we should give up on reaching out to the AIA membership. We are pleased to have gained the signatures of another 150 AIA members, seven of whom are fellows of the Institute. We will continue and intensify our outreach efforts with ever more creative and incisive strategies.

May 17 15:05

Free home heating offered by e-Radiators

The e-Radiators stored in the test homes are being used to run complex calculations and other computer-intensive jobs for an array of companies and research institutions. Nerdalize will pay the bill for powering the radiators, allowing Eneco customers to stay warm for free. Nerdalize say that the scheme is also environmentally friendly, because energy is effectively used twice in the new system.

"The people's benefit is actually quite simple, what we do is we reimburse the electricity the server uses, and that we can do because of the computer clients on the other side, and in that way home owners actually get heating for free and compute users don't have to pay for the overhead of the data center, so it's pretty much a win-win situation," said Leupe.

Great idea.

May 17 11:49

Is Diabetes the Easiest Incurable Disease to Cure?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but an incurable disease is being cured. I went over to my local library last fall, to do some research on diabetes. It was an interesting experience. I picked about 10 books off the shelf, and took them to a study table. You can see a list in the references at the bottom.

One of the books, one in ten, claimed to cure diabetes. The others provided ‘treatments’ and guidelines on ‘how to live with your diabetes’, assuming, even stating clearly in most cases, that “diabetes cannot be cured”. The truth is a bit longer sentence: “”Diabetes cannot be cured by medicines”.

There are two ‘types’ of diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes (in theory) exists when your body loses ALL of the islet cells in the pancreas, thus, according to the Theory of Cures, it is a disability, not a disease. Disabilities cannot be cured. But if the theory is wrong, if our understanding of type 1 diabetes is wrong, it might be curable. Or maybe it’s curable some of the time?

May 16 19:17

This Jet Engine was made by a 3D printer

Engineers have made a fully-functional jet engine using a 3D printer

One of the most exciting technologies to emerge in recent time, 3D printing has a become a popular but limited method of manufacturing - until now. Engineers at GE Aviation’s Additive Development Center in Cincinnati have made the world’s 3D printed first jet engine using one of the devices.

May 16 17:54

More than 1,000 plaintiffs file lawsuit to keep Japan out of TPP

More than 1,000 people filed a lawsuit against the government on Friday, seeking to halt Japan’s involvement in 12-country talks on a Pacific Rim free trade agreement, which they called “unconstitutional.” A total of 1,063 plaintiffs, including lawmakers, claimed in the case brought to the Tokyo District Court that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership would undermine their basic human rights under the Constitution.

May 16 13:17

Living Free Without Permission: “Building Without a Permit, Driving Without a License”

Everyone wants to live free, but few actually walk the walk and stand up for their rights.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 16 09:24

THE FALL OF MCDONALDS

McDonald’s to Close 700 Stores in 2015. People Demand More Healthy Food.

May 15 13:55

FBI’s covert air force of surveillance aircraft shrouded in secrecy and hidden in shell corporations

As reported by ARS Technica, as tensions surrounding the recent protests and violence in Baltimore began to subside, a small squadron of innocuous-looking aircraft circled overhead, keeping watch on the neighborhoods most affected by rioting and other acts.

May 15 12:32

HUMANS HAVE SHORTER ATTENTION SPAN THAN GOLDFISH, THANKS TO SMARTPHONES

The average human’s attention span is… oh look, a bird! According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.

May 15 05:57

WHY BIG BUSINESS PROFIT IS THE REAL REASON BEHIND NSA SURVEILLANCE

The US Surveillance State is scrambling to save itself in the wake of a federal ruling that declared the bulk collection of metadata under a provision of the Patriot Act, which is set to expire on June 1, illegal . But the reason for so many ‘experts’ touting the benefits of surveillance, goes beyond the basic desire to spy on Americans. Because, as you might imagine, “terrorism” is big business.

May 15 05:56

Workers Want More Flexibility

Providing flexibility to your employees can go a long way in keeping them happy.

And that’s exactly what workers say they want, according to a new survey of 9,700 full-time employees in eight of the world’s largest economies..

May 15 05:52

MORE THAN HALF OF AMERICANS THINK THAT “THE CLOUD” IS RELATED TO WEATHER

According to a recent survey, a majority of Americans are totally confused about cloud computing. The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research for Citrix, and included over 1000 participants. The results of the study showed that roughly 51 percent of those questioned believed that rain clouds caused interference with devices that were connected to “the cloud.”

May 15 05:50

THIS LITTLE 3-D PRINTED ROBOT CRACKS COMBINATION LOCKS IN 30 SECONDS

CAREFUL WHAT YOU leave in your lockers, high school students and gym-goers. An invasion of 3-D printed robots may be coming, capable of popping one of the world’s most ubiquitous brands of combination locks in as little as half a minute.

May 14 15:49

Minority Report: Your Iris Can Now Be Scanned From Across the Room

Biometrics has been coming for a long time, but as it is starting to be adopted everywhere, superficially for consumer verification and security purposes, the envelope is getting pushed as more invasive techniques are being developed and put in the hands of government, law enforcement agencies, and corporations.

Now someone has invented “long range” iris scans. In other words, they can literally scan your iris and identify you from across the room.

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May 14 14:45

Following City, Chicago Public Schools Credit Rating Junked

One day after the city of Chicago took a big hit to its credit rating, a leading bond-rating agency further downgraded the Chicago Public Schools debt to “junk” status.

May 14 10:16

5 Banks Expected to Plead Guilty to Felony Charges

The Justice Department is preparing to announce that Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and the Royal Bank of Scotland will collectively pay several billion dollars and plead guilty to criminal antitrust violations for rigging the price of foreign currencies, according to people briefed on the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

May 14 05:14

10% of Adults are “Invisible” to Creditors

The research found that about 26 million American adults have no histories with national credit reporting agencies such as Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

May 13 15:10

Psychiatric drugs kill 500k+ Western adults annually, few positive benefits – leading scientist

Psychiatric drugs lead to the deaths of over 500,000 people aged 65 and over annually in the West, a Danish scientist says. He warns the benefits of these drugs are “minimal,” and have been vastly overstated.

May 13 14:40

Magnesium Deficiency: Top 10 Foods to Eat

It might actually be easy and delicious to get more magnesium - see if you have a deficiency

May 13 14:37

Toyota and Nissan recall 6.5MILLION more cars over airbag faults - and total will rise even higher as Honda is set to follow suit

Japanese car giants Toyota and Nissan are recalling 6.5million cars worldwide after the companies discovered yet more faults with their airbags.

The new action takes the total recalled since 2008 to 31million, and it is set to rise even higher as Honda confirmed it would follow suit, but refused to say how many cars would be affected.

The car makers say they have identified a fault with the airbags that can make them deploy abnormally or rupture during a crash, putting the safety of drivers at risk, and potentially opening them up to the threat of lawsuits.

The airbags were all made by Japanese firm Takata, with the first fault reported as early as 2001.

May 13 14:06

The secret corporate takeover hidden in the TPP

Corporations would be able to overturn laws and regulations that protect us NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) — The United States and the world are engaged in a great debate about new trade agreements. Such pacts used to be called “free-trade agreements”; in fact, they were managed trade agreements, tailored to corporate interests, largely in the U.S. and the European Union. Today, such deals are more often referred to as “partnerships,” as in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

May 13 14:05

“The biggest company you’ve never heard of” acquired by major military contractor you’ve heard of

Last week, one of the biggest names in military-intelligence contracting, SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) acquired “the biggest [military-intelligence] company you’ve never heard of,” Scitor, for $790 million. That quote about Scitor was told by a former NSA officer to investigative journalist Tim Shorrock, author of the definitive book on the military-intelligence complex, “Spies For Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing”. In the press release, SAIC describes its newest acquisition as “a leading national security provider focused on classified US Air Force and intelligence community programs,” with annual revenues of $600 million.

May 13 11:10

Art Institutes Is Latest For-Profit To Close It’s Doors – Forgiveness Available

. . . . EDMC, which operates 51 Art Institutes International campuses, underwent a restructuring last month and reduced a $1.5 billion debt to $400 million. The closures will leave 36 of its campuses open.

EDMC is the latest private, for-profit school to announce financial troubles. Two weeks ago, DeVry University announced it was closing 14 campuses. Last month, Corinthian, one of the largest for-profit education operations in the country, shut down. And in February, another big one, Kaplan, sold all 38 of its schools.

This just further debases the degrees of existing graduates.

May 13 06:41

“Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.” – The Georgia Guidestones The full-spectrum global attack on human health is quite obvious to see for anyone who is paying attention and in search of wellness. So many of the factors

The US government has finally admitted they’ve overdosed Americans on fluoride and, for first time since 1962, are lowering its recommended level of fluoride in drinking water.1,2,3

About 40 percent of American teens have dental fluorosis,4 a condition referring to changes in the appearance of tooth enamel—from chalky-looking lines and splotches to dark staining and pitting—caused by long-term ingestion of fluoride during the time teeth are forming.

In some areas, fluorosis rates are as high as 70-80 percent, with some children suffering from advanced forms.

The former recommendation called for a fluoride level of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of water. The new upper limit set by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is 0.7 mg/L, to prevent these visible signs of toxic overexposure.

Why Is a Drug Added to Water When the Dose Cannot Be Controlled?

May 13 06:35

11 Common Symptoms of the Global Depopulation Slow Kill

“Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.” – The Georgia Guidestones

The full-spectrum global attack on human health is quite obvious to see for anyone who is paying attention and in search of wellness. So many of the factors that are negatively influencing public heath could easily be prevented or removed from society, yet the decisions of the ruling class continue to ensure that our food supply is toxic, that our environment is compromised, and that our exposure to chemicals and industrial waste is total. Why?

With the stroke of a pen carcinogenic poisons like Monsanto’s Roundup could be banned. Industrial disasters like Fukushima or the Deepwater Horizon could easily get the attention they deserve from world powers, but the will to intervene on behalf of human and environmental health is zero, while the will to intervene militarily in corporate and political affairs is guaranteed.

May 12 13:11

Two Major Psy Ops Documents You Must Read

The Amerikan and global populace have no conception of the level of advanced, high-tech psychological operations they are under. The field of psy ops, which used to be a tool of governments and military strategists against rival nations has now been turned upon the masses by the emerging global government.

These psychological operations are being used on you.

May 12 11:53

Verizon-AOL Merger Makes No Sense

Verizon Communications plans to buy AOL for $4.4 billion, according to a report in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal. The deal is the telecom giant's latest bid to expand its business to include mobile video and advertising services. If finalized, Verizon would also take control of AOL's online news sites, including Engadget, The Huffington Post and TechCrunch.

May 12 08:10

Domestic war machine: Look at all this armor the government is moving for Jade Helm military exercises

There’s been a lot of concern over the upcoming Jade Helm exercises taking place in several U.S. states this summer. The operation to “master the human domain,” as the military refers to it, is such a significant event that Governor Greg Abbott promised Texans he’d have the State Guard on stand-by to ensure the Federal government wouldn’t use the purported training operation to

May 12 08:07

Are ISIS terrorists planning a #LondonAttack?

In a stunning display, terrorists apparently affiliated with ISIS have openly tweeted a series of threats against the city of London.

May 11 18:18

190 Scientists & Experts Urge UN to Deal with Emerging Wireless Public Health Crisis

190 scientists from 38 nations have submitted the International EMF Scientist Appeal to the United Nations, UN member states and the World Health Organization (WHO) requesting they adopt more protective exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields (EMF) and wireless technology in the face of increasing evidence of risk from this rapidly increasing environmental pollutant.

The scientists who have signed the Appeal have collectively published over 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation...

May 11 14:38

BPA Exposure Can Harm Your Grandkids.

BPA, otherwise known as Bisphenol A and is found in a variety of plastics and canned foods, is now under deeper scrutiny after a study showed a potentially harmful link that could carry all the way down to a person’s grandchildren.

May 11 12:45

Patriotism at a price: US military paid NFL teams to ‘honor’ soldiers at games

What better way to advertise military culture—and recruit teenagers—than by staging heartfelt salutes to “hometown heroes” at professional football games in front of thousands of fans?

May 11 12:27

Morgan Freeman on Cannabis: Legalize it across the board!

Oscar-winning Morgan Freeman is not only a familiar face on the big screen, but is perhaps even more memorable for his highly sought-after narration.

Today he lends that resonate voice to promote cannabis medical freedom.

May 11 10:26

Clinton Foundation donors a who’s who of the world’s most evil corporations

If you’re “Ready for Hillary” in 2016, you might as well just admit that you’re ready for more evil because nearly every top donor to Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea’s Clinton Foundation, which is driving Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency, is a multinational corporation or other organization pushing for more centralized control over food, medicine, energy and/or finance.

May 11 08:48

Credit Rating Company Moody’s Changes Monsanto’s Investor Rating to “Negative”

Approximately $8 billion in debt securities are affecting a popular investor’s service decision about one of biotech’s biggest. Investing credit rating company Moody’s has affirmed that Monsanto’s new rating is being downgraded from ‘neutral’ to ‘negative’ following Syngenta’s announcement that it has refused Monsanto’s unsolicited bid of CHF449 per Syngenta share in a combination of cash and stock.

May 11 06:28

Confessions of a Former Mortgage Broker

Want an inside look at the home buying process? Read about the confessions of a former mortgage broker

May 11 06:12

AT LEAST TWO CHILDREN KILLED, 37 SICKENED AFTER REACTIONS TO VACCINE IN MEXICO

So doctors with a public safety brigade are given the job of bringing in vaccines to these communities.? At least two children died and another 37 were sickened after babies were vaccinated in a remote village in southern Mexico, officials said Saturday.

May 10 21:59

The US Unemployment Rate At Its Lowest Level Since 2008

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ April employments report contained unobtrusively reassuring monetary news.

The finance overview demonstrated superintendents included simply under a quarter million net new occupations in the month while the family unit review reported unemployment tumbling to 5.4 percent—its most reduced level following mid-2008. All in all, the report gave a positive counterpoint to late negative monetary news.

http://whatisusa.info/the-us-unemployment-rate-at-its-lowest-level-sin...

May 10 13:21

Federal Courts Green Light Police Access to Cellphone Tower Records without a Warrant

A federal appeals court has ruled that law enforcement agencies may access tracking information on cell phones without a warrant. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled (pdf) Tuesday that police were justified in asking a mobile phone provider to hand over the records of Quartavious Davis, who was convicted of committing seven armed robberies in South Florida in 2010. As part of the evidence used against Davis, prosecutors presented data showing that Davis’ phone was using cell towers near sites of robberies.

May 10 12:27

Australia: mandatory vaccines and the secret treaty

By Jon Rappoport

Globalism is the New World Order. There is no mystery about it.

The alliance between mega-corporations, banks, and governments is ever-growing, as they extend their power over populations.

In this article, I use the example of Australia to illustrate a hidden point that applies to nations all over the world:

The medical cartel is “a compliance arm” of the New World Order...

May 10 11:15

The World's Creepiest Weapons (Nearly Ten Years Ago)

People always say that whatever technology The Powers That (Shouldn't) Be are flaunting, whatever they keep all to themselves away from public consumption is likely decades into the future... and much, much worse.

So if these are the futuristic police state horrors they were talking about nearly a decade ago, can you even imagine what lovely little goodies they've got tucked away now?

May 10 09:15

New Example of the Pentagon, DEA and Private Companies Conspiring to Beat Encryption, Track Everything You Do

Yet another report has surfaced describing how tools created by the companies selling software that can damage and hack into people’s computers are being deployed by U.S. security services. While the coverage surrounding this story focuses primarily on federal agencies it’s important to step back for a moment and view the big picture. In particular, looking at who builds, operates, and profits from mass surveillance technology offers insight into the nature of the global panopticon.

May 10 05:32

MIT and Harvard worked with NSA on SKYNET project

Newly published documents from the Edward Snowden archive show that researchers at MIT's Lincoln Lab and Harvard University have worked with the NSA on a program called SKYNET, which uses bulk location and call records to look for patterns and associations. The program appears to be directed at Pakistan, although the underlying technology could be used to analyze data collected on Americans through the Section 215 dragnets.

May 10 05:26

Porn and video game addiction are leading to ‘masculinity crisis’, says Stanford prison experiment psychologist

A leading psychologist has warned that young men are facing a crisis of masculinity due to excessive use of video games and pornography. Psychologist and professor emeritus at Stanford University Phillip Zimbardo has made the warnings, which form a major part of his latest book, Man (Dis)Connected.

May 09 10:30

Ex-NSA security staffer: Apple Macs are wide open to malware

Patrick Wardle, a former NSA staffer and NASA intern who now heads up research at crowd-sourced security intelligence firm Synack, found that Apple’s defensive Gatekeeper technology can be bypassed allowing unsigned code to run. Apple’s Gatekeeper utility is pre-installed in Mac OS X PCs and used to verify code. The tool is designed so that by default it will only allow signed code to run or, depending on settings, only packages from the Mac App Store.

May 09 07:37

Congress Tells Court That Congress Can’t Be Investigated for Insider Trading

In a little-noticed brief filed last summer, lawyers for the House of Representatives claimed that an SEC investigation of congressional insider trading should be blocked on principle, because lawmakers and their staff are constitutionally protected from such inquiries given the nature of their work. The legal team led by Kerry W. Kircher, who was appointed House General Counsel by Speaker John Boehner in 2011, claimed that the insider trading probe violated the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branch.

May 09 06:03

Enron accounting and the collapse of Social Security: “It is going to be insolvent before everyone thinks”

Rumors of the collapse of the Social Security program have long been a topic of discussion with many believing that the program will collapse much sooner than the government claims, in turn leading to the start of civil unrest when Americans both young and old realize that a program they have put money into their entire life is gone.

May 09 01:57

3 Reasons the Fed’s Forecasts Are So Off

So the good news for investors is that the Fed now tells us where it thinks the economy is headed. The bad news is it has been consistently, and sometimes spectacularly, wrong. Talk about the blind leading the blind.

May 08 14:40

“Government Wants to Control Your Car” and Prevent You From ‘Tinkering’ Under DMCA Copyright

Think you own your car? Think again. Soon you won't even be allowed to work on it. http://ow.ly/MIFXQ

Modifications – performance enhancements – and even routine maintenance are to become illegal via the application (and enforcement) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to cars.

They are claiming propriety rights to the software embedded in the computer ...

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 08 14:23

Project 677 Lada class Diesel-Electric Torpedo Submarine

Some of these boats are being fitted with a new air independent propulsion system.

The Project 677 or Lada class is a diesel-electric patrol submarine, developed by the Rubin design bureau. It is an improved version of the Kilo class, fitted with an air-independent propulsion and new combat systems. It is claimed that the Lada class is much quieter than it's predecessor. It is worth mentioning that the Kilo class achieved respectable export sales. It's major operators are China, India and Iran.
Sweden already has at least one.

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/sweden-has-a-sub-thats-so-deadly-the-...

May 08 11:26

A Shopping & Eating Guide to Non-GMO Foods

By Catherine J. Frompovich

A dear friend gifted me with a sweatshirt that said, “GMO OMG WTF Are We Eating?” I can’t tell you how much I really appreciated that thoughtful gift. I even wore it to the screening of a film about GMOs where I was a member of the panel discussion afterward. Almost everyone who saw the message gave a thumb’s up! However, once or twice I saw a different finger response, so I asked if they didn’t like the sweatshirt. Oh no, the sweatshirt was fine; they didn’t like being forced to eat foods not knowing which edibles had GMO ingredients since there is no mandatory labeling of GMOs in the USA.

Hopefully, this guide can make that easier and, certainly, more reliable. I’ve pulled together as comprehensive a guide as possible from various online sources to take into consideration as many relevant aspects and angles of the Non-GMO / GMO conundrum...

May 08 10:25

Corporations pay American Council on Science and Health big money to push toxic products – Science for sale

A disgruntled faction of establishment scientists who claim to have a corner on scientific truth recently attempted (and failed) to unseat Dr. Mehmet Oz from his position as head of Columbia University’s Department of Surgery, maintaining that Dr. Oz shows “disdain for science” and promotes “quackery.” What these prideful fools aren’t divulging is the fact that they themselves are the true purveyors of quackery and anti-science, blatantly endorsing industry interests for pay under the guise of “science.”

May 08 08:15

Cellular Device Used To Detect Parasites In The Blood

Another cell telephone magnifying instrument that uses feature to consequently identify and measure disease by parasitic worms in a drop of blood has been produced via scientists. This up and coming era of CellScope innovation could cause restore endeavors to kill incapacitating infections in Africa by giving discriminating data to wellbeing suppliers in the field.

http://whatisusa.info/cellular-device-used-to-detect-parasites-in-the-...

May 08 06:52

Survey Shows Employees Want More Respect

Most employers likely wouldn’t rank respect as the top thing that most employees want. But a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management found...

May 07 14:09

“Your” Car? Not So Much…

The government wants to control your car – how it’s made, what it comes equipped with and (of course) how you’re allowed to drive it. Now comes the other half of the pincers: The car companies want to prevent you from working on the thing.

May 07 13:30

The Texas Job Recession Is Now Literally “Off The Chart”

Job recession in Texas has not been this bad since the last of the second Great Depression

May 07 10:01

George Lucas plans development for low-income housing on his property

It was two years ago when infamous Star Wars’ creator, George Lucas, sought to sell a portion of his studio land in affluent Marine County to a developer who would build affordable housing on it. As George puts it (as announced through his lawyer), “We’ve got enough millionaires here. What we need is some houses for regular working people.”

May 07 09:31

Fracking Companies Selling Their Waste Water to Farmers for Our Crops

In the midst of the troublesome California drought, innovation spouts up, invention being the mother of necessity. But just like the aftermath of the BP oil spill, how often are people allowed to actually embark on saving the day, versus the insulting "solutions" foisted on the world by the very corporations responsible for part of the problem?

It should not then be surprising that companies like Chevron are extending their magnanimous offer of "crop water" in the form of fracking waste chemicals - for a price, of course.

May 07 09:04

Google’s military robot army soon ready for Terminator assault on humanity

Google’s android “Terminator” army is nearly ready for its assault on the human race. With tech pioneer Elon Musk (and physicist Stephen Hawking) urgently warning that artificial intelligence (AI) could destroy humanity, Google seems intent on building the android Terminator hardware that AI systems will inhabit. The result, warn an increasing number of experts, could spell the end of humanity and a literal “rise of the robots” as often depicted in sci-fi.

May 07 08:16

MILLIONS OF CARS TRACKED ACROSS US IN 'MASSIVE' REAL-TIME DEA SPY PROGRAM

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is using license-plate reader technology to photograph motorists and passengers in the US as part of an official exercise to build a database on people’s lives. According to DEA documents published on Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the agency is capturing images of occupants in the front and rear seats of vehicles in a programme that monitors Americans’ travel patterns on a wider scale than previously thought.

May 07 07:21

Little Known Fact: Police Can Track You With Your Printer

By now most of us know that the government can read our emails, and listen to our phone conversations. They even know where we are at all times, especially if we use GPS. But their ability to track us goes way deeper than that. In some cases, they don’t even need you to carry a voyeuristic gadget to track you down. In fact, if they ever get a hold of something you printed from your computer, they can find you.

May 07 06:27

MEET THE PATRIOT ACT 2.0

The U.S. government is on the verge of passing a surveillance bill that some are calling the Patriot Act 2.0. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, aka CISA, will double down on all the bulk data the government has already been collecting on you. Plus now it’ll allow businesses to share your personal info with the government and with each other – if they deem what you’re doing a threat. But we all know that’s open to interpretation.

May 07 05:26

Big Brother in the sky: FBI surveillance planes spied on Baltimore protests

A curious Twitter user who saw a low flying plane looping over West Baltimore has gone on to help reveal that the FBI was conducting aerial surveillance over parts of Baltimore with at least two planes.

May 06 17:54

Wall Street titans who crashed global economy in 2008 go big for TPP

Executives from the financial institutions who received TARP funds, (L-R) Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, JPMorgan Chase & Co Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, The Bank of New York Mellon CEO Robert P. Kelly, Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis and State Street Corporation CEO and Chairman Ronald Logue testify before the House Financial Services Committee February 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

May 06 17:53

PlayStation helps paint user’s digital footprint

By Carys Garland

Digital investigators are now able to extract information stored on a PlayStation 4 console thanks to a forensically sound method developed by local researchers.

New web browsing and communication features of gaming consoles could prove valuable to law enforcement investigators, with the idea prompting research into ways of obtaining information...

May 06 17:14

EU unveils plans for global investor court

The EU’s trade chief has unveiled plans to set up a global court to decide on disputes between investors and governments in a bid to defuse one of the main controversies in the ongoing EU-US trade talks. A "concept paper" published on Tuesday (May 5), drafted for trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, stated that the EU should “pursue the creation of one permanent court,” to rule on so-called investor state dispute settlement (ISDS).

May 06 17:09

Apple Has Plans for Your DNA

Of all the rumors ever to swirl around the world’s most valuable company, this may be the first that could involve spitting in a plastic cup. Apple is collaborating with U.S. researchers to launch apps that would offer some iPhone owners the chance to get their DNA tested, many of them for the first time, according to people familiar with the plans. The apps are based on ResearchKit, a software platform Apple introduced in March that helps hospitals or scientists run medical studies on iPhones by collecting data from the devices’ sensors or through surveys.

May 06 13:16

Big and small, near and far… the drones are coming

Near and far… the proliferation of drones is coming. With the Federal Aviation Administration facing pressure from corporate interests and drone manufacturers to make room in the skies over the United States, the push for industry-friendly regulations is now in full gear.

May 06 12:27

Ancestry.com Is Now Sharing Your DNA With the Police

Isn’t that twisted? You can’t even research your family’s genealogy without the government snooping your DNA. What’s worse, is that this is a total break with Ancestry.com’s consent form. They promise not to share your DNA with anyone outside of the company, and yet they did it anyway. They didn’t even ask for a warrant.

May 06 09:52

Those Monsanto Genes

Dr Anthony Samsel’s explanation on how glyphosate may be causing us to gain weight...

Simply put, Glyphosate disrupts bacterial homeostasis and our enzymes. With obesity, more precisely, glyphosate destroys the species of bacteria which manufacture 90% of our Serotonin as only 10% is manufactured by our body. Serotonin is necessary for the production of other important biomolecules like melatonin the precursor to melanin...

May 06 08:42

Forget 'tattoogate', the Apple Watch is now causing RASHES: Users are reporting irritation and allergic reactions

The longer people wear the Apple Watch, the more that problems seem to be surface.

A small number of users are reporting that the wrist-worn device causes rashes, allergic reactions and skin irritation.

The problem appears to be predominantly caused by the band on the Sport model, but other users have blamed the reaction on the nickel on the rear of the metal casing.

May 06 06:36

Exclusive: Whistleblower reveals massive secret underground base beneath Denver International Airport

The Denver International Airport (DIA) is nestled on a vast 53 square mile complex and is owned and operated by the City of Denver. As I pointed out in my appearance on the Travel Channel series American Declassified, DIA is the largest airport in the United States in terms of land mass garnered and the second largest airport in the world to Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd International Airport.

May 06 06:21

The Attorney Of Los Angeles Sues Wells

Los Angeles sues Wells Fargo over alleged fraud

Wells Fargo workers utilized clients’ private data to open undesirable financial records and Mastercards in their names, bringing about unforeseen charges and harmed FICO ratings, the city of Los Angeles asserted in a claim documented late Monday.

http://whatisusa.info/the-attorney-of-los-angeles-sues-wells/

May 05 23:14

Government Using Subprime Mortgages to Pump Housing Recovery – Taxpayers will Pay Again

It seems hard to believe, but your government is purposely recreating the mortgage debacle of 2007 and putting you on the hook for the billions in losses coming down the road. In their frantic effort to generate the appearance of economic recovery they are willing to gamble with taxpayer’s money while luring unsuspecting blue collar folks into buying houses they can’t afford.

May 05 19:07

Will superweeds, regulation create a perfect storm in Iowa farmlands?

Let’s unpack what has happened. Farmers’ dissatisfaction with rising costs of herbicide-resistant weeds has been evident since 2008. But another superweed, Palmer amaranth, has now arrived in five Iowa counties. By 2004, this weed was already costing Southern farmers $35-40 an acre to control. Now even more tolerant to herbicides, this amaranth costs as much as $150 per acre to control in some states. But EPA’s decision to constrain glyphosate use is not just focused on Palmer amaranth, because a dozen other superweeds also plague 60 million acres of U.S. croplands. As Iowa State University’s Mike Owen conceded, “Simple and convenient tactics are failing rapidly and farmers must diversify, not just the herbicides they use, but everything.”

In March, the WHO claimed a possible link between glyphosate exposure and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Conclusive or not, this report will be hotly debated. But what is not debated is that non-Hodgkins rates in the U.S. have doubled since the 1980s. It has become the fifth-leading cause of cancer in the United States. Farmers’ and farmworkers’ exposure to a variety of stresses already affects their health. Since they are the people who feed America, our agricultural workforce must consider whether additional safeguards are needed to avoid potential health risks.

May 05 18:48

University drops action against researcher investigating high cancer rates & link to GM crops (thanks to public support)

University dean who called for sanctions against Dr Medardo Avila Vazquez reported to have signed deal with Monsanto

The National University of Cordoba, Argentina has dropped the administrative sanctions it had planned against a doctor who conducted cancer research in the town of Monte Maiz in the face of huge popular and scientific support for his work.

Dr Medardo Avila Vazquez and his team conducted a survey that found that the incidence of cancer in Monte Maiz was three times the provincial and national average, correlating with exposure to pesticides in the area. The main crops grown are GM soy and maize.

The administrative sanctions against Dr Vazquez were requested by Juan Marcelo Conrero, the dean of the Faculty of Agriculture.

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