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Dec 14 12:09

Other Murders/Murder-Suicides Committed by Individuals on Psychiatric Drugs

School-related acts of violence aren’t the only cases commonly found to be under the influence of psychiatric drugs. There are 32 other acts of senseless violence committed by individuals taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs resulting in 369 dead and 748 wounded:

Dec 14 11:57

Target, Walmart sued for selling lead contaminated toys

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood on Thursday announced a lawsuit against Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries for allegedly importing and selling children's toys contaminated with lead.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Albany County Supreme Court, alleges the companies violated multiple New York State laws - including those related to selling hazardous toys, as well as deceptive acts and false advertising - by importing, distributing, selling, or holding for sale thousands of Cra-Z-Jewelz kits in New York between 2015 and 2016, according to a statement released by the attorney general's office.

The suit seeks civil penalties from the retailers and LaRose for the alleged violations, and a court order to require the companies to implement additional measures to ensure they do not again sell children's toys containing high level of lead in New York.

Dec 14 09:42

AMAZON’S DISTURBING PLAN TO ADD FACE SURVEILLANCE TO YOUR FRONT DOOR

Recently, a patent application from Amazon became public that would pair face surveillance — like Rekognition, the product that the company is aggressively marketing to police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement — with Ring, a doorbell camera company that Amazon bought earlier this year.

While the details are sketchy, the application describes a system that the police can use to match the faces of people walking by a doorbell camera with a photo database of persons they deem “suspicious.” Likewise, homeowners can also add photos of “suspicious” people into the system and then the doorbell’s facial recognition program will scan anyone passing their home. In either case, if a match occurs, the person’s face can be automatically sent to law enforcement, and the police could arrive in minutes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thank you, NO!!!

Dec 14 09:37

PROTESTERS ARE SLOWLY WINNING ELECTRONICS RIGHT-TO-REPAIR BATTLES IN EUROPE

On Monday, December 10, protestors gathered outside of the Albert Borschette Conference Centre in Brussels. They’d brought an unhappy refrigerator with them. Inside the building, European Union member states had gathered to vote on changes to the EU’s Eco Design and Energy Label Directives—a set of policies and laws governing the safe manufacture of various appliances.
Groups such as Schraube locker!? (Screw Loose in English) and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) had been working towards this moment for months—agitating for EU politicians to take the opportunity to enshrine the right-to-repair in European law. It’s going to be a long fight. Monday was all about refrigerators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Would that consumers in the US had this kind of legislation behind their backs, particularly those in the agricultural part of the American economy!!

Dec 14 04:31

Canadian Study Links Fluoride to Increasing Rate of ADHD in Children

Ridding the world entirely of ADHD might be a bit of a stretch but learning what causes it and minimizing exposure is a much more reasonable solution. Some causes may be obvious, such as head injuries or genetics, but others may be less conspicuous such as exposure to the sodium fluoride found in most tap water.

Dec 14 04:30

The Reality of Consumerism – Starbuck’s Certified Coffee Plantation Busted Using Slave Labor

At first sight, the Córrego das Almas farm in Piumhi, in rural Minas Gerais state, seems to be a model property. “No slave or forced labor is allowed,” reads one of several signs that display international certifications — including one linked to the U.S.-based company Starbucks corporation. But investigators have found that laborers on the farm’s coffee plantations were working under degrading conditions and living in substandard housing without sewerage or drinking water. A Ministry of Labor team inspection conducted at the site rescued 18 rural workers in conditions analogous to slavery.

Dec 13 17:31

BREAKING: Scott Adams Tells You How Google Is Ruining His Life for Political Reason. Are You Next?

Google has declared war on Scott Adams (Search for his name on Duck Duck Go. Google is doing it intentionally.)

Follow Scott Adams: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays

Dec 13 15:39

Boy, 8, gets 'worst case of measles doctor had seen' despite two MMR jabs

A mother has issued a warning to parents after her son contracted highly contagious measles - despite him being immunised twice for it.

Helen Spilsbury, 33, says that she first noticed an itch on her son Jack on Sunday evening and thought it was a heat rash.

But by Monday the Manchester schoolboy was covered with it and was scratching all over his body.

Dec 13 10:48

Tennessee U.S. Rep.-elect Mark Green alleges vaccines may cause autism, questions CDC data

A soon-to-be congressman from Tennessee told constituents Tuesday he believed vaccines may be causing autism, questioning data from the Centers for Disease Control and other institutions disproving such a theory.

Not only did Republican Mark Green, a Congressman-elect from Clarksville who is also a medical doctor, express hesitation about the CDC's stance on vaccines, he also said he believed the federal health agency has "fraudulently managed" the data.

His remarks came in response to an audience question at a town hall meeting in Franklin from a woman identifying herself as the parent of a young adult with autism. The woman was concerned about possible cuts to Medicaid funding.

"Let me say this about autism," Green said. "I have committed to people in my community, up in Montgomery County, to stand on the CDC’s desk and get the real data on vaccines. Because there is some concern that the rise in autism is the result of the preservatives that are in our vaccines.

Dec 13 05:37

China Tariffs Are A Regressive Tax On Americans

China tariffs are a regressive tax on Americans — and putting us at risk for a new recession

(*same thing Xi was trying to say six months ago !)

Dec 12 15:20

The Agricultural Pesticide Damaging Kids’ Brains

The chemical Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate pesticide that affects the nervous system.

Dec 12 15:00

HERTZ IS NOW USING FACIAL RECOGNITION TO CHECK OUT CARS

Want to rent a car on your next trip? You may be getting your face scanned in order to do so.

Dec 12 12:29

Polio-Like Disease Spreads; Record Number Of Cases Reported As Children Suffer Paralysis

2018 has seen a record number of cases of a polio-like illness which paralyzes children, according to US health officials.

Experts still have no idea what's causing children across the country to lose the ability to move their arms, legs, face, heck, or back - around a week after patients are diagnosed with a fever and respiratory illness. The rare disease which starts off like the common cold affects the nervous system, "specifically the area of the spinal cord called gray matter, which causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak," according to the CDC.

Around half of the children diagnosed were admitted to hospital intensive care units - with many requiring breathing machines. Officials also have no idea why some children recover from the illness, while others are left paralyzed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How many of those children had the polio vaccine?

Dec 12 12:15

Jimmy Dean Sausage Links Recalled for Metal Pieces

Attention Jimmy Dean sausage lovers: check your freezer because your links might be under recall due to possible metal contamination.

Kentucky-based CTI Foods LLC has recalled more than 29,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat pork and poultry products that may be contaminated with metal pieces, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said on Monday.

There haven't been any reports of "adverse reactions" thus far, but the government still classified the recall as a high health risk, defined as a "reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

Dec 12 12:14

DUPONT HAS SPREAD ITS POLLUTION AROUND THE WORLD. NOW IT WANTS TO FILTER YOUR CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER.

DUPONT OPENED A factory in Saudi Arabia last week that will produce reverse osmosis water filters. The filters use ultra-thin membranes to remove water impurities, including PFAS — chemicals made and used by DuPont that have caused widespread water contamination around the world.

Dec 11 16:14

'We shouldn't be hitting things every 15,000 miles': Uber employee warned firm of self-driving safety risks five days before autonomous car struck and killed a pedestrian

A fatal accident involving a pedestrian and one of Uber's self-driving vehicles could have been prevented, a new report claims.

An employee warned the ride-sharing giant that there were issues with Uber's autonomous-driving technology just days before Elaine Herzberg, a 49-year-old Arizona woman, was struck and killed.

The email, which was sent to several high-level executives at Uber, warned that the self-driving cars had been involved in several accidents, likely due to 'poor behavior of the operator of the AV technology,' according to the Information.

Robbie Miller, a manager in the testing-operations group, sent the email on March 13th.

The crash, which involved Herzberg being hit by a manned autonomous vehicle in Tempe, Arizona, occurred just five days later on March 18th.

Miller sent the email to seven of Uber's attorneys and executives, including Eric Meyhofer, who leads the firm's autonomous vehicle division.

Dec 11 11:30

A SCARY, BUT VERY PLAUSIBLE THOUGHT HAS CROSSED THE MIND OF PENSIAMENTO PELIGROSO – WHAT SAY YOU?

Is it possible that there is collusion between the Medical Industrial Complex (MIC) represented by the pharmaceutical industry and its backers in the Rockefeller family, the food industry, and the chemical companies – all of whom are aided and abetted by a Fascist government through unaccountable bureaucrats in the FDA, CDC, EPA etc.? As you read the following, keep in mind that regulatory agencies are usually run by industry insiders who will not step on their industry, and regulatory agencies are designed to protect the powerful in an industry and put out of business any competition to those powerful industry giants. Look at all the holistic doctors who have mysteriously died because they have been successful in treating diseases and promoting healthy living.

Consider that the medical industrial complex makes its money off of sick people – not healthy people.

Dec 11 10:46

More Censorship by deep state minions

Mix.com the successor to stumbleupon will not post many of the websites here like Govt Slaves and others. Contact them. I like putting everybody's stuff up.

Dec 10 15:51

Sabotage: The Deep State Has Destroyed Trump’s Chances Of A Trade Deal With China, And The Stock Market Is Tanking As A Result

It frustrates me that so few people seem to understand the gravity of the situation that we are facing. Our stores are filled with cheap products that come from China and they own more than a trillion dollars of our national debt. The two largest economies in the entire world are decoupling from one another, and if the Chinese conclude that they are not able to salvage the relationship then they will rapidly become an exceedingly dangerous enemy.

Dec 10 11:38

Ex pharma exec gives explosive speech on vaccines before CDC advisory committee

Dec 10 11:34

This patient's medical record said she'd given birth twice — in fact, she'd never been pregnant

Morgan Gleason is a college student with a rare autoimmune disease.
Two years ago, she found a mistake in her record. It said she had had two children, and that one of them died. Gleason had never been pregnant.
A Johns Hopkins study estimates that more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors.

Dec 10 10:34

Breaking NEWS: Quaker Oats sued over glyphosate contamination

Quaker Oats and their parent company PepsiCo have recently been sued for not disclosing that 17 of their food products are contaminated.

What’s the problem? These products contain troubling levels of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killing herbicide ingredient. The company says its products are ‘healthy,’ but would any rational person really believe their marketing hype?

Morgan Steckler of California filed suit at the end of October 2018 on behalf of himself as well as others who reside in his area. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and cites Unfair Competition Law and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act.

Dec 09 15:32

Australia Cuts 80% of Plastic Bag Use in 3 Short Months

Three months after two of the largest supermarket chains banned plastic grocery bags, an estimated 1.5 billion bags have been prevented from use.

Dec 09 15:30

Manufactured Crisis – HPV, Hype and Horror

This vaccine has wrought havoc on the lives of young girls across the world.

Dec 09 09:56

Dept. of Justice Admits Flu Shot Is Most Dangerous Vaccine In US

The flu shot is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States, however it is by far the most dangerous, according to a report released by the Department of Justice that confirm more than half of all claims settled by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program involve the influenza vaccine.

As reported by Health Impact News, during the period covering 16 August to 15 November 2013, 139 claims were settled by the Vaccine Court, 70 of which received compensation. Of these settled claims, 42 – or 60 percent – were for injuries caused by the flu vaccine. The remaining 40 percent were for injuries caused by 11 other vaccines.

Dec 09 08:46

The Agricultural Pesticide Damaging Kids’ Brains

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Scientifically, it’s been documented children continually are exhibiting lower IQs, aka the Flynn effect, decade after decade.

"Jun 14, 2018 – IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades for those born after 1975."...

Dec 08 11:35

MADURO: ALL VENEZUELAN OIL WILL BE SOLD IN PETRO CRYPTOCURRENCY

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on state television that Venezuela would put in place in 2019 a program to sell all its oil production in the Petro cryptocurrency, which the leader is touting as the first state-backed oil-backed digital currency.

Dec 07 10:57

Infant ibuprofen recalled from Walmart and CVS: Tests revealed it had such high concentrations it could cause permanent kidney damage

A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company has issued a voluntary recall of its infant liquid ibuprofen.

Tris Pharma, Inc says the recalled lots may contain higher concentrations of ibuprofen that could result in permanent renal or kidney damage among babies.

A company statement read there is also a 'remote possibility' that infants may experience side effects including nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea due to the increased potency.

Dec 07 10:56

Merck Created Hit List to "Destroy," "Neutralize" or "Discredit" Dissenting Doctors

Merck made a "hit list" of doctors who criticized Vioxx, according to testimony in a Vioxx class action case in Australia. The list, emailed between Merck employees, contained doctors' names with the labels "neutralise," "neutralised" or "discredit" next to them.

Dec 07 09:40

RFK Jr. wins case against U.S. government for vaccine safety violations

Del Bigtree, founder of Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), teamed up with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to take on the U.S. government by filing suit against the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for vaccine safety violations — and they won. This is big news for all concerned with the topic of vaccine safety. It turns out the federal agency has been neglecting their vaccine safety obligations for over 30 years. The lawsuit brought by RFK Jr. is evidence that “vaccine safety” as we know it is nothing more than a sham.

Government agencies charged with protecting the public are not doing their part to ensure and improve the safety of immunizations, but will they be held accountable?

Dec 07 09:35

Faking Medical Reality

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” —Marcia Angell, MD

“The secret of acting is sincerity. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” —George Burns

The faking of medical reality is, at bottom, an operation designed to bolster the power of the medical cartel, one of the most important forces on the planet.

What do doctors rely on? What do medical schools rely on? What do medical journals and mainstream medical reporters and drug companies and the FDA rely on?

Dec 06 04:14

Blumenthal: “Pistachio Wars”: How the Resnicks’ Snack Food Fortune is Fueling the Assault on Iran

A highly original documentary project reveals how a couple of Beverly Hills billionaires “are willing to risk war in Iran and the Middle East — all in order to boost and protect their lucrative pistachio business.”
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Dec 05 15:27

The Most Toxic Retailers on the Planet

Which Retailers Scored Failing Grades in 2018?

Dec 05 15:27

Australia Cuts 80% of Plastic Bag Use in 3 Short Months

Three months after two of the largest supermarket chains banned plastic grocery bags, an estimated 1.5 billion bags have been prevented from use.

Dec 05 15:21

Largest Study of its Kind Finds Cannabis Helps Prevent Alcohol-Related Liver Damage

In a study published earlier this year by researchers at the National Institute of Scientific Research at the University of Quebec, cannabis can actually help counteract the harmful effects of alcohol to some degree.

Dec 05 10:20

Hackers could spy on your children using security flaw in tablet used by thousands of kids around the world

A tablet aimed at children aged between three and nine years old has a severe security flaw which allows hackers to spy on the children.

Known as the InnoTab Max or the Storio Max and available for £115 ($120), the 'safe' tablet allows parents to approve a website before their children can visit it.

But, it has been revealed, customers with affected devices are at risk of criminals taking control of the popular gadget and snooping on the vulnerable youngsters.

Accomplished hackers can monitor children, listen to them, talk to them, have full access and control of the device and even watch them through the webcam.

Dec 05 09:36

This Loophole Allows Chemicals to Hide In Your Food

By Micheal Sikora

We often see “artificial” or “natural” flavors listed among the ingredients on foods we buy, but do consumers know what these terms mean? Action Alert!

Recently, the FDA announced that a group of six artificial flavors would no longer be permitted to be used as food additives. However...

Dec 04 15:25

The Psychological Bubble That Has Been Propping Up The U.S. Economy Is Starting To Implode

We witnessed this in the stock market in recent years when people just kept buying stocks even though they were massively overvalued. The collective belief that there was money to be made in the stock market became a self-fulfilling prophecy which pushed stock prices up to absurd heights. But now that process is beginning to reverse as well, and ultimately the unwinding of that bubble will be quite painful.

Dec 04 10:45

Russia Says No to GMO, Becomes World’s Biggest Exporter of non-GMO Food

While the Western World continues to cozy up to Monsanto and similar corporations producing GMO crops, Russia is ramping up the production of its own organic GMO free produce and is set to become the world's biggest exporter of non-GMO food.

Dec 04 06:48

QATAR QUITS OPEC

Qatar quits OPEC as Saudis walk tightrope on oil prices

Dec 03 15:57

Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs worldwide as company faces 10,000 lawsuits over Monsanto’s Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide causing cancer

German chemical giant Bayer has become the new Monsanto, having acquired the world’s most evil corporation earlier this year for $62.5 billion. But with this acquisition has come a litany of pending lawsuits so costly that Bayer is now having to fire some 12,000 of its employees worldwide.

Dec 03 15:00

Michigan Becomes First Midwest State To Legalize Recreational Use Of Marijuana

By Aaron Kesel

Michigan has become the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational use of marijuana, allowing citizens at least 21 years of age to light up and toke. The law is set to take effect on December 6th this week.

In the Nov. 6th election, voters endorsed legalizing the use of recreational cannabis (Proposal One) by adults who are at least 21 years old, similar to current alcohol laws.

So far, eleven states including California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of recreational marijuana.

Although marijuana has been legalized, there are still restrictions and stipulations that smokers must adhere to. Marijuana can only be consumed on private property, although landlords and employers can prohibit its use ...

Dec 03 10:57

British Government ‘Pledges’ Cheaper, Unlabelled, Gene-edited Food. “An Agricultural Revolution” Predicated on Genetic Engineering!

At a time when apprehensions about low-quality food entering the country post Brexit are rising, the Times reports that Michael Gove, the environment secretary has announced that “Britain will lead an agricultural revolution with the use of gene editing”.

In July, after hearing scientific evidence that gene editing “causes many profound mutations and DNA damage”, the European Court of Justice ruled that food resulting from genome editing would be regarded as genetically modified, which is outlawed in Europe.

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is underwhelmed

Disregarding this science-based evidence, Gove pledged, at yesterday’s CLA meeting in Westminster, that scientists and farmers would be freed from this European court ruling. The first report seen however, makes no reference to this exciting prospect, whatsoever.

Dec 03 10:16

Study Links HPV Vaccine to Historically High Infertility Rates

A plague is spreading silently across the globe. The young generation in America, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, Australia – in virtually every western country – is afflicted by rapidly increasing rates of infertility.

Dec 02 17:49

Our deficits may finally be coming home to roost

There are no “free lunches” in fiscal policy. All government spending must be paid for by taxpayers, either today or in the future. The burden of deficit spending may show up as an inflation tax, if the Fed opts to monetize the debt. -- More likely, the burden will fall on future generations that inherit a smaller capital stock and are faced with paying higher tax rates.

Dec 02 11:51

Scott Adams: Huge News on #FentanylChina, Trade, Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Has CNN decided to just stop covering news?
President Xi agrees to close their Fentanyl legal loophole
President Trump negotiated Fentanyl masterfully
Negotiating strategy: “set the table”
The importance of President Trump’s gracious comments about Xi
This Presidency is “audience participation” more than any other
They expertly watch feedback and options
Neil DeGrasse Tyson accused of sexual harassment
His defense, is objectively pretty solid, detailed, persuasive
Mexico’s new President and U.S. are becoming closer
There’s going to be some kind of wall, eventually
Observed results will determine what it becomes

Dec 01 18:00

American consumer debt debt set to hit $4 trillion…

It’s only been five years since Americans hit a grand total of $3 trillion in consumer debt and yet, by the end of 2018, that figure is expected to jump by another trillion.

Dec 01 11:23

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be

By Brittany Hunter

“If it moves, tax it.” That’s government’s eternal motto, as Ronald Reagan quipped. To this, the city government of Chicago has added, “If it amuses, tax it.”

A few weeks ago, PlayStation 4 users in Chicago were shocked when they turned on their consoles and saw a message from Sony. The message informed users that as of November 14, 2018, they would be required to pay a 9 percent “amusement tax” for PlayStation subscriptions such as PlayStation Now, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Music, and others...

Dec 01 10:24

Escaping the Global Banking Cartel - aantonop


Expanding on an observation from his last talk, Andreas asks why we talk so much about the cartels in drugs and oil, but rarely about one of the largest cartels in the world: banking. He analyses recent (unacknowledged) history with the 2008 financial crisis, the corrupt revolving door with regulators, how kleptocracy is destroying democracy, and why Bitcoin matters as an exit when voice is no longer an option.

Dec 01 10:07

20 Million Schoolchildren Have Been Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs Known to Cause Suicidal Thoughts

“For many, antidepressants have been a long-term course of medication: 68 percent of people in the most recent survey said they’d been taking them for two or more years, and 25 percent had been taking them for more than a decade.” (source)

In reality, more children are being prescribed these drugs than the public are aware of. This fact was highlighted by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) in their film, Psychiatry: an Industry of Death. They stated that currently around 20 million school children are being prescribed stimulants and psychotropic drugs.

Dec 01 09:44

Vaccine Realities That Big Pharma Doesn’t Teach Us Doctors (or Our Patients). The Plight of “Vaccine Damaged Children”

Over the several decades since I really started studying vaccine issues in some depth – much too late for many of my vulnerable patients – I have come to see through the pervasive Big Pharma/Big Vaccine/Big Medicine propaganda that falsely and repeatedly asserted that all vaccines are safe, effective and necessary for the public health.

I have come to understand that my academic professors at the University of Minnesota Medical School that taught us naïve students about the alleged safety and alleged efficacy of mass vaccination campaigns had also been mis-taught by their own professors who probably only knew the historical myths about Jenner, cowpox and smallpox and the early myths about Salk and Sabin and their often failed, even disastrous experiments with polio vaccines

Nov 30 17:28

This Is How The “Everything Bubble” Will End

Keep in mind, I’m not in the habit of making “doomsday” predictions. Simply put, the Fed has warped the economy far more drastically than it did in the 1920s, during the tech or housing bubbles, or during any other period in history. -- I expect the resulting stock market crash to be that much bigger.

Nov 30 11:40

Commercial almond milk exposed as fake beverage thickened with carrageenan instead of almonds

Commercial almond milk has been exposed as a fake beverage that is thickened with carrageenan instead of almonds

Almond milk is a healthy beverage that is touted by many health advisers for its nutritional benefits. Known since the Middle Ages, almond milk has enjoyed increased popularity in recent years as it has become more widely available. Almond milk is traditionally made from almonds and water. However, many commercially available forms of almond milk contain a substance called carrageenan. Carrageenan is made from red seaweed and is added to the almond milk to thicken and to stabilize the liquid.

Nov 29 16:50

Much Worse Than Expected: Experts Shocked As New Home Sales Plunge 8.9 Percent

The Federal Reserve has set the stage for a giant mess, and it is going to shake the housing industry to the core. -- We should have learned from the mistakes that we made in 2008, but we didn’t, and so now we are going to pay a very great price for our negligence.

Nov 29 10:01

Exclusive: Oxford University study links pregnancy drug Primodos to birth defects

Nov 29 06:20

German Finance Ministry unaware that getting gold back from US is ‘becoming a hot topic’

For decades, the Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank and custodian of the country’s gold, has been storing over 1,200 tons of the precious metal worth nearly €50 billion in the New York vaults of the US Federal Reserve.
After a public outcry in Germany in 2013, authorities started the repatriation program, aimed at returning the country’s gold reserves, which have been stored outside of the country since the Cold War. Berlin intended to get at least half of the country’s gold from the US and France by 2020. The government had initially planned to complete the program within a five-year period, but the US Federal Reserve renegotiated the process to a seven-year timeline.

Nov 28 19:53

Amazon Releases Update And Improves Facial Rekognition Software As We Enter The Point Of No Return For Biometrics

By Aaron Kesel

Amazon has released an update to its controversial Amazon Rekogntion software which “improves the ability to detect more faces, increases the accuracy of facial matches and decreases the potential for false matches.”

The update is available for all AWS Regions previously leaked by WikiLeaks supported by Amazon Rekognition – U.S. East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), U.S. West (Oregon), AWS GovCloud (U.S.), EU West (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) according to the update. Amazon wrote in a press release written on its blog that...

Nov 28 14:36

Beware of GMO Potatoes

The first-generation GE Innate® potato, developed by J.R. Simplot Co. and branded simply as White Russet™, was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Nov 28 14:35

MSM is Like Big Pharma – the Rewards of Malpractice Outweigh the Penalties

Mass media's mantra: Generate profit, worry about facts and consequences later.

Nov 28 12:43

Pharma company 'KNEW vaginal mesh implant would leave women in pain': Emails reveal executives were warned it could twist patients' nerves before it hit the market, report claims

Johnson & Johnson sold a faulty vaginal mesh implant that left tens of thousands of women in agony despite knowing the risks before it hit the market, a new report claims.

Internal emails seen by the Guardian show executives at the pharmaceutical company had been briefed on the product's flaws - namely that it could turn extremely rigid, inflict serious pain, and could be near impossible to remove.

In May 2004, before the product was launched, a member of staff warned others that the mesh could turn 'hard as a rock' and could bend like a 'folded potato chip' after implantation, while another said its capacity to shrink 'may lead to pain'.

And yet, months later, the device was launched and promoted, and over the next seven years tens of thousands of women unwittingly followed their doctors' advice to undergo the operation which would change their lives.

Nov 28 07:38

Apple slashes iPhone orders for the SECOND time amid fears sales are stalling

Demand for Apple's latest iPhones may be worse than previously thought.

The tech giant has reportedly issued a second cutback on iPhone orders as a result of weaker-than-expected demand for the high-end devices, according to Taiwan-based news site Digitimes.

It follows earlier reports of production cuts for the iPhone XR and XS.

Nov 27 18:01

These 11 Companies Control Everything You Buy

By Luke Fernandez

Is freedom of choice an illusion?

The rapid rise of variation in everyday goods and services, from which cereal we eat in the morning to which toothpaste we brush our teeth with at night, gives the perception of unlimited choice. For example, if you’re deciding which bottled water to buy, the possibilities range from budget brands, like Deer Park or Ozarka, to higher-end options, like Perrier or S. Pellegrino. But this appearance of choice is actually manufactured. All of the aforementioned brands are owned by one company: Nestle.

Despite the amount of choices in the consumer market, several big companies own a large majority of major brands, effectively controlling everything you buy...

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