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Aug 12 20:28

Computer scientists reveal new voting machine hack successfully changed votes

A team of computer scientists at University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan and Princeton University announced a new way to electronically steal votes Monday.

“We wanted to find if a real criminal could do this, starting from scratch, with no access to source code or other closely guarded technical information,” the announcer begins. “We faced several challenges: getting a voting machine, figuring out how it works, discovering a weakness, overcoming the machine’s security features and constructing attack software.”

“In the end we found that it is possible to undetectably change votes and that such an attack takes a lot less time and money than one might expect,” the announcer said.

Aug 12 19:42

More from the "gun toting guy"

I'm sure some of you now RIDLEY - he has been in the liberty movement and Free State Project for a long time. Still think he is a "plant" "agent" or patsy?

Aug 12 19:26

Health care abuses - deaf patient sues doctor for not providing interpreter

The host is Mike Savage who is dead wrong about foreign policy but can also be a dose of medicine for some things domestic IMO.

Aug 12 19:20

Tamiflu and Relenza Ineffective Against Flu

As I've explained previously, "...viruses and bacteria are very simple structures that can mutate easily. Antibiotics and antivirals work by attacking a single structure in the pathogen, leaving the rest of the pathogen intact." Those viruses with natural resistance to the drug manage to survive the assault...and then replicate without constraint. It's a process of natural selection accompanied by optimum growth potential. Antibiotics and antivirals literally "breed" the strains of viruses and bacteria that are most resistant to them. In addition, those viruses and bacteria can then mutate to become even more resistant, creating super strains of the pathogens that ultimately render the drug completely useless.

Aug 12 19:14

'Tamiflu turned my children into hallucinating, sobbing wrecks'

Perhaps Mr Burnham would have liked to come round to my house and explain the merits of Tamiflu to my three-year-old daughter as she sobbed and retched in my arms night after night.

While he was at it, perhaps he could take the time to scrub our sitting room floor, once James, our exhausted 15-month-old boy, had vomited so many times that his tiny stomach could heave up nothing but bright orange phlegm.

This is to say nothing of the raging fevers, nightmares and hallucinations which plagued both our children until we decided they could take no more.

The effects of swine flu? Not a bit of it. My wife and I are utterly convinced that all these symptoms were, quite simply, the vicious side effects of Tamiflu.

Aug 12 19:07

A life of car grime: Amazing artwork created in dirty vehicle windows

When Scott Wade's car gets covered in dirt, he doesn't just write 'clean me' in the grime - he uses it to create an intricate masterpiece.

In fact, dirty cars are the perfect canvas for his unusual art and he has built up an impressive collection of pictures of 'grime art' from Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa to a portrait of Albert Einstein.

The images are so incredible that motorists often stop at traffic lights and jump out of their own cars to admire them.

Aug 12 19:05

Children barred from seeing classic films over plans to impose 18 certificate for smoking

Children under 18 will be banned from watching films that depict characters smoking under plans being considered by council 'thought police'.

An 18 certificate - usually reserved for movies with violent and sexual content - will be slapped on any film featuring smokers that fails to explain cigarettes are bad for you.

Such titles include Disney's classic 101 Dalmatians cartoon, in which the evil Cruella de Vil waves a cigarette holder.

The ban will target new releases, but could affect older films such as 101 Dalmatians and Disney's Peter Pan, the Little Mermaid and Pinnocchio if they are reissued and reclassified.

Casablanca, Titanic and Lord of the Rings would be restricted to adults under the plans proposed for Liverpool.

Aug 12 16:15

Flashback: Obamas & Axelrod, Patient Dumping & False Promises

You need not look any further at what may be in store for you. You just need to take a look at how first lady Michelle Obama handled Healthcare while she was an administrator at University of Chicago Medical Center. In 2006 while serving as VP of the Hospital, Michelle – with the aide of current White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett and Obama spin meister David Axelrod , started a program called the Urban Health Initiative which was supposed to have helped the area’s poor and streamline the hospital’s E.R. Instead, the program has allowed for a convenient way for the physicians at the hospital to focus on their wealthy patients and push the poor out the door.

Aug 12 15:45

The Federal Reserve is Immoral

Maybe Ron Paul is right - the Fed should be abolished.

Then markets could set interest rates, banks would have to fend for themselves, and there would be one less group helping to extract what little money the poor have left.

Aug 12 15:39

Nicotine improves brain function in schizophrenics

Smoking is still a very dangerous way to get the chemical, though

Smoking may cause cancer and brain damage -- and even damage electronics -- but one of the primary chemicals in cigarette smoke, nicotine, holds promise in improving the lives of those with the mental illness schizophrenia, according to a new medical study. Nicotine is a stimulant, similar to caffeine, but more potent. It is also a procarcinogen, as the liver converts it in small quantities to carcinogenic derivatives.

Aug 12 15:35

My Canadian Healthcare Horror Stories

I was born in the same year that my government adopted socialized healthcare in Canada. I am an educated, middle-class woman and I have never known any kind of healthcare but the kind that is provided by our government-run system. It has been a nightmare for my family and me. The following stories, told in second person and based on my personal experiences with socialized healthcare in Canada, constitute my personal warning to Americans.

Aug 12 15:32

The Screwing of the Average Investor

Probably one of the best ways for an average to small investor to participate in the ecommodities markets is through exchange traded funds. By using ETF's you can limit your risk and trade with small sums.

So what is the government up to? Changing rules in a manner that will make it difficult for commodity ETF's to operate.

Aug 12 14:53

Tesla Motors Posts First Profit

After years of losses, the company's persistence is finally paying off

Luxury electric car maker Tesla Motors appears to be firing on all cylinders. Despite a painful couple of years that saw the company cutting back to survive the recession, the company emerged stronger than ever. Thanks to a new partnership with Daimler, additional engineering, distribution, and marketing resources were gained. And most importantly, Tesla finally began to deliver vehicles.

Now the company can celebrate an important milestone -- its first profit. After many months in the red, July saw the company in the black, making $1M USD in profit on $20M USD in revenue. The profits came thanks to a record 109 cars shipped in the month. Manufacturing cost cuts also helped to enable the profit.

Aug 12 14:30

Obama Proposes Web-Tracking Plan, Privacy Advocates Alarmed

Government could reap a wealth of information from its citizens

Every day millions across the country navigate to government webpages, to read pertinent information. Since 2000 that access has been safeguarded, thanks to a prohibition on government websites using cookies or other tracking technology to track users. Agency exceptions could only be granted under cases of "compelling need".

Now the Obama administration is looking to overturn that prohibition and potentially begin harvesting a wealth of data on its citizen's activities. Under the plan, the prohibition would be replaced with a set of privacy provisions. Aides say that it would increase government transparency and "increase public involvement".

Aug 12 13:51

Blood and Oil

This is an overview of how the oil industry has created the situations we face today with the support of Congress and several administrations.

Aug 12 12:33

Flashback: Obama's Civilian Nat'l Security Force, ACORN/SEIU?

Obama’s Civilian National Security Force
By Charles Lemos July 20, 2008
We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Obama's Speech to ACORN Community Organizers
Thursday, July 23, 2009

Aug 12 11:02

More Mass Kids In School Without Vaccinations

BOSTON -- A Team 5 Investigates review of Department of Public Health records finds the number of parents seeking exemptions for immunizations has been steadily rising. The number is growing despite a declining number of kindergarten students over the past decade.

The number of exemptions was .77 percent in 1998 and is now 1.3 percent. Religious exemptions have more than doubled in the past decade.

"I think it's horrible," said Dr. John Cohen, a pediatrician and staunch supporter of vaccination. "There's no religion in this world that says you shouldn't immunize your child."

(Note from LizzieTish to Dr. Cohen:
Ahem.... excuse me? How about squalene, thimerosol, cancer viruses in the vaccines? Those are the best reasons to avoid the vaccines. You should avoid them too, Doc.)

Aug 12 10:56

Does virus vaccine increase the risk of cancer?

The swine flu vaccine has been hit by new cancer fears after a German health expert gave a shock warning about its safety.

Lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has said that there are many risks associated with the vaccine for the H1N1 virus.

He has grave reservations about the firm Novartis who are developing the vaccine and testing it in Germany. The vaccination is injected “with a very hot needle”, Wodarg said.

The nutrient solution for the vaccine consists of cancerous cells from animals and "we do not know if there could be an allergic reaction".

But more importantly, some people fear that the risk of cancer could be increased by injecting the cells.

Aug 12 10:37

Students Recall More Hollywood than History

Tom Cruise's character in the film 'The Last Samurai' may confuse students as a new study shows that students remember Hollywood fiction versus historical fact.

Aug 12 10:07

VH1 Airs "Lords of the Revolution": Ali, Leary, Cheech & Chong, Black Panthers, Warhol

This week, VH1 is airing the documentary series "Lords of the Revolution," starting with an episode devoted to Muhammad Ali's cultural impact. From the promo material:

Aug 12 09:18

The Agony and Irony of the State…

Health care isn’t broken and neither is public education. We are getting exactly the performance one should expect from systems designed by, beholden to, and benefitting the State. The sooner everyone realizes that, the sooner they can stop asking their executioner for a more comfortable blindfold.

Aug 12 08:58

'We now live on rations': £65,000 a year Tory MP Alan Duncan caught on camera bleating about expenses

A senior Tory earning £65,000 a year has been forced into an humiliating appology after being caught on camera claiming MPs are now forced to live on 'rations' and are treated 'like s**t'.

Aug 12 08:28

Israeli seeks damages from EU over Hamas rocket attacks

An Israeli man is mounting a landmark legal challenge to demand European Union compensation for damages caused by Hamas rocket attacks on his home.

Israeli and Belgian lawyers acting for Eyal Katorza, who is also a French citizen, are preparing a legal case demanding that the EU does more to protect the 300,000 Europeans living in Israel.

Aug 12 08:21

Paul O'Grady held at airport over communist fears

Paul O'Grady has revealed that he was held by officials at a US airport because they thought he was a communist.

The TV presenter said he was taken aside for questioning at Miami airport by staff who made the assumption because of his 'funny' accent.

He was then held for two hours while an officer accused him of being an 'illegal alien' from Cuba.

He told listeners of his Radio 2 show: "How could I be accused of being an illegal Cuban alien? Do I look Cuban? Do I sound Cuban?"

He added: "I've been to hell, folks - it's called Miami airport."

Aug 12 07:03

How the White House's Deal With Big Pharma Undermines Democracy

I'm a strong supporter of universal health insurance, and a fan of the Obama administration. But I'm appalled by the deal the White House has made with the pharmaceutical industry's lobbying arm to buy their support.