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Jun 11 08:41

70 Percent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors Are Inaccurate

By April McCarthy

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

Jun 10 09:31

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

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

Jun 10 07:20

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

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

Jun 09 13:11

The Big Pharma death machine

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

Jun 09 10:01

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

By Catherine J. Frompovich and Contributing researcher Kerri Ellen Wilder

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

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

Jun 09 09:06

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

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

Jun 08 08:28

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 07 10:44

Scott Adams: Solar Panels on the Wall?

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

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

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

Jun 06 12:26

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 06 08:41

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

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

Jun 05 10:28

FAKE NEWS: NBC ISSUES CORRECTION AFTER FALSELY CLAIMING PUTIN ‘DOES NOT DENY’ HAVING COMPROMISING INFO ON TRUMP

NBC News was forced to issue a correction on Sunday evening after spinning its newest talent Megyn Kelly’s interview to falsely claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin “does not deny having compromising information” on President Donald Trump.

To promote the debut of Kelly’s “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” program, NBC News tweeted, “EXCLUSIVE: Putin does not deny having compromising information on President Trump in interview with @megynkelly.”

CNBC, NBC’s sister station, did not send out fake news, linking to the same story after tweeting, “Russia’s Putin denies having compromising information on Trump.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Caught with your proverbial Knickers down again, NBC?!?

Shame on you!!

With codswallop like this, it is no bloody wonder that thinking Americans are turning their attention to the independent media, where they are more apt to get news that is factual!!

Jun 02 13:35

USA’s National Embarrassment: Mandatory Vaccinations

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Saturday, June 3, 2017, is the International Vaccine Injury Awareness Day. Millions of children and adults have been permanently damaged by mandatory vaccines, so it’s not all “peaches and cream” when it comes to those mandated toxic inoculations...

Jun 02 12:35

Scott Adams: Betting on Climate Change

Did you notice the stock market rising sharply after President Trump announced he would pull out of the Paris Climate Accord and – according to CNN – destroy the entire planet? Markets are irrational, but still, it’s hard to reconcile a decision to destroy civilization with a rise in investor confidence.

What should I make of the fact so many citizens say global warming is an existential danger while the people who have money are (apparently) betting against it? How does that make sense?

Jun 02 09:25

If it doesn’t work, stop doing it!

This includes supporting non-profit organizations that have failed to achieve their goals . . . for decades!

Jun 02 09:25

EFF: WHY WE’RE SUING THE GOVERNMENT FOR RECORDS ABOUT GEEK SQUAD INFORMANTS

A federal prosecution of a doctor in California revealed that the FBI has been working for several years to cultivate informants in Best Buy’s national repair facility in Brooks, Kentucky, including reportedly paying eight Geek Squad employees as informants.

According to court records in the prosecution of the doctor, Mark Rettenmaier, the scheme would work as follows: Customers with computer problems would take their devices to the Geek Squad for repair. Once Geek Squad employees had the devices, they would surreptitiously search the unallocated storage space on the devices for evidence of suspected child porn images and then report any hits to the FBI for criminal prosecution.

Court records show that some Geek Squad employees received $500 or $1,000 payments from the FBI.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The viewing of child porn is something I just don't, emotionally or intellectually, understand; I just don't get it.

That being said, subcontracting Geek Squad to be on the prowl for this emotionally ill practice, while allegedly fixing a computer that is on the fritz, is a 4th amendment violation, absolutely, and should not be allowed or tolerated.

And the thing that is interesting here is, why was this doctor suspected of harboring child porn on his computer in the first place?!? Was there a rival, attempting to destroy his professional reputation?!? Or was it a disgruntled ex-spouse, trying to ruin him?!?

Or, has this kind of witch hunt become standard operating procedure for the collaboration of the Geek Squad with the FBI?!?

Were I having problems with my computer, I would never darken the doors of Best Buy again, for either repair or purchase. I have nothing to hide; everything they would see on my computer is straight-up; but this is an issue of principle.

We are so falling down the rabbit hole of "Code Napoleon Law" (where one is considered guilty until proven innocent), and at such warp speed, that it is making my head spin.

Jun 01 09:26

MICROSOFT CO-FOUNDER BUILT THE WORLD’S LARGEST PLANE TO LAUNCH ROCKETS INTO SPACE

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has spent the last six years working on a giant aircraft capable of launching rockets to space. Today, his company Stratolaunch Systems literally rolled that plane out of its hangar in the Mojave Desert for the first time ever.

Jun 01 09:26

VIDEO: DRAPER'S GENETICALLY MODIFIED CYBORG DRAGONFLEYE TAKES FLIGHT

In January, we wrote about a cybernetic micro air vehicle under development at Draper called DragonflEye. DragonflEye consists of a living, slightly modified dragonfly that carries a small backpack of electronics. The backpack interfaces directly with the dragonfly’s nervous system to control it, and uses tiny solar panels to harvest enough energy to power itself without the need for batteries. Draper showed us a nifty looking mock-up of what the system might look like a few months ago, but today, they’ve posted the first video of DragonflEye taking to the air.

May 31 10:00

What Are the Best Cannabis Strains for Pain?

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

This guide is informed both by user-submitted strain reviews and chemical profile data, as certain cannabinoids and terpenes are known to have areas of specialization such as pain.

May 30 15:18

10 Best Strains To Treat PTSD This Veteran’s Day

Men and women of service are brave, noble, and have risked all that they have in honor of something much larger than themselves. These actions deserve the most sincere gratitude. Yet, all too often, veterans return to an environment that cannot support their needs. Those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) know first-hand the challenges that come with trying medication after medication with no relief. Thankfully, there’s medical cannabis. In honor of Veteran’s Day, here are 10 top strains for PTSD.
Some really euphoric strains here!

May 30 09:46

Vitamin D makes many conventional drugs and treatments obsolete

(KIds these days covered in sunscreen getting rickets)

May 29 16:57

5 Highly Respected Financial Experts That Are Warning That A Market Crash Is Imminent

If everything is going to be “just fine”, why are so many big names in the financial community warning about an imminent meltdown? I don’t think that I have seen so many simultaneous warnings about a market crash since just before the great financial crisis of 2008. And at this point, you would have to be quite blind not to see that stocks are absurdly overvalued and that a correction is going to happen at some point.

May 29 11:51

A Cataclysm Awaits Us: Experts Warn Of “Worst Case Scenarios” Unfolding With “Danger Zone” From Summer Through November

Nearly 1 out of every 4 American adults are unable to pay their monthly bills in full, with 25% of adults skipping medical treatments due to their expense while 28% of US adults have no retirement savings or pensions at all. Reporting also that 44% of American adults would be unable to pay an unexpected expense of $400 such as a car repair and would either have to borrow more money and go further into debt or sell something in order to meet such an expense, we take a look within this story at the very real human cost of the financial cataclysm that awaits humanity.

May 28 17:53

BEWARE OF $4,000 24K GOLD iPHONE 7 - Read The Small Print

What gift do you get for the person who has everything?
This year, one option is an iPhone 7 encased in solid gold, encrusted with diamonds and bearing the face of Donald Trump. Priced around $151,000, it's just one example of the mind-blowing bling sold by Goldgenie, a store in the United Arab Emirates where the super rich do their shopping.

May 27 09:05

Australians Can't Order Two Scoops Of The Same Ice Cream Until They Have Marriage Equality

Despite overwhelming support among the public, Australia seriously lags behind when it comes to marriage equality. So much so that Ben & Jerry's, a longtime supporter of LGBT rights, has decided to take a drastic step to highlight the situation.

May 26 13:15

Brexit virus in pork could already be in New Zealand

In Britain they're calling it the "Brexit virus", a potentially deadly bug linked to pork and smallgoods that has caused people to fall ill, some seriously.

The implications for New Zealand are difficult to gauge but the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is warning people to cook pork products thoroughly.

The virus, a mutant strain of hepatitis E (HEV), has infected pig herds in various European countries including France, Holland, Denmark and Germany.

New Zealand's pork farmers this week expressed alarm that 65,760 tonnes of pig meat imported into the country every year could threaten the local industry.

May 24 15:20

How To Live in Peace — Walter Williams on the free market instead of gov’t.

Millions of people love Apple computers and wouldn’t be caught using a PC. By contrast, there are many millions of PC users who feel the same way about Apple computers. Many men like double-breasted suits, but I wouldn’t be caught dead in one. Some people swear by Cadillac cars, but my favorite is Mercedes-Benz. -- Despite these strongly held preferences, there’s no conflict. We never see Apple computer lovers picketing firms that serve PC lovers. Mercedes-Benz lovers don’t battle Cadillac lovers. In free markets, people with strong differences in preferences get along and often are good friends. The reason is simple. If you like double-breasted suits and I like single-breasted suits, we get what we want.

May 24 12:59

If He Hadn't Supported Donald Trump, This Never Would Have Happened.

Probably thinks Seth Rich deserved what he got too.

May 24 07:53

Nothing Runs You Like a Deere. . . (Psst — You don’t own your tractor)

We are allowed to use the land as the sovereign sees fit – and not otherwise. If we use it in ways forbidden, the king – whoops, Uncle – will punish us. He can also just take it from us via another noxious doctrine – that of eminent domain. -- But until recently, we at least owned our incidentals – the small-potatoes stuff, like the clothes on our backs. Our cars. Our tractors, certainly. -- Not anymore.

May 23 19:23

Classified documents show Obama illegally spied on Americans for years… Developing…

The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.

May 22 09:50

CDC forced to release documents showing they Knew Vaccine Preservative Causes Autism.

PhD Scientist and Biochemist Reveals Hidden CDC Documents Showing Thimerosal In Vaccines Increase Neurologic Disorders

May 22 09:35

Food poisoning warning: Hepatitis E found in European pig products

Cases of hepatitis E virus – which attacks the liver and in extreme cases can paralyse and kill – are rising, Dr Harry Dalton told a conference in Liverpool.

The gastroenterologist at Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust said the vast majority of cases can be tracked to European pig products such as hams and salamis.

HEV is particularly dangerous for the elderly, the pregnant and people with suppressed immune systems.

May 22 08:24

Doctors warn General Hospital cancer plot may be a sneaky pharmaceutical ad campaign

Doctors are sounding the alarm about a cancer plot line on the long-running soap opera General Hospital, warning that it may lead to the over diagnosis of a rare disease, and the use of a drug to treat it. The episodes were produced in collaboration with a drug company.

May 21 08:47

How much Marijuana has been Grown in Washington? Over 150,000 Pounds of Useable Marijuana was Produced in Fiscal Year 2017

How much marijuana has been grown in Washington? Over 150,000 pounds of useable marijuana produced in fiscal year 2017 under Washington’s Legal System. Washington’s legal marijuana market is booming, which is resulting in a lot of cannabis being grown.

According to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, there has been 363,268 pounds (lbs) of marijuana harvested in fiscal year (FY) 2017, which began on July 1, 2016 and ends on June 30. Of this harvested marijuana, 155,494 lbs is considered “useable”, which is what is sold at marijuana retail outlets.

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May 20 08:28

Giant Plants of Southern Oregon

Jack would have forgot about the beanstalk if he was growing some of these seeds!

Oregon medical marijuana growers are allowed up to six plants per patient, and many patients grow for themselves. So if you’re an experienced and ambitious grower, but you’re only allowed half a dozen plants, what do you do? You grow them really, really big.

Under the Radar

The Pacific Northwest grows some of the world’s best marijuana, and legalization in Washington and Oregon has legitimized this rapidly expanding industry. Huge green crosses now advertise cannabis businesses along I-5, and the region’s green rush has been augmented by legalization in California, creating a sold green bloc of legal West Coast states. Competition has lowered prices, but the demand remains high, especially for organic, pesticide-free, medical-grade cannabis.

May 19 09:40

Chris Cornell's Wife Issues Statement, Blames Anxiety Medicine for Suicide

Vicky Cornell, the wife of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, issued a statement Friday morning where she remembered her late husband, who died Thursday morning at the age of 52, and speculated whether his suicide was the result of taking too much of his anxiety medication.

May 18 09:35

Azure Organic Farms escapes Glyphosate (for now).

May 18 09:24

Who's at the Controls on KLM? Sometimes, the Dutch King

The Dutch King has got himself a part-time gig. Take note Great Britain.

For two decades, the king of the Netherlands has been putting the royal in KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

King Willem-Alexander said in an interview published Wednesday that for the last 21 years, he has flown twice a month as a commercial airline co-pilot for KLM's Cityhopper subsidiary, a regional carrier that flies among European cities.

He was seldom recognized in uniform, particularly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, when safety protocols were introduced to limit access to cockpits, he said.

May 18 07:55

THE MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE CONNECTION TO OBESITY, SEIZURES & SUDDEN DEATH

The following list of ingredients that contain processed free glutamic acid has been compiled over the last 20 years from consumers’ reports of adverse reactions and information provided by manufacturers and food technologists.

May 18 07:22

Monsanto GMO FOODS Products List - World Wide - Boycott All GMO Foods!

May 17 16:00

11-Year-Old Activist Warns About The Internet Of Things By “Weaponizing” A Teddy Bear

By Kevin Samson

The new “smart world” that we are embarking upon as an increasing number of our computerized devices and objects become part of The Internet of Things has promised more convenience and more efficiency. And, yet, not a day seems to pass without a report about hacking.

11-year-old Reuben Paul took the stage at the World Forum cyber security conference in The Hague to give a demonstration of the threat...

May 16 16:52

This Blockchain Project is Decentralizing All The Things

In this video, Vin Armani talks with Swarm City contributor Matthew Carano about how they’re building a platform to decentralize everything. They set out to create a decentralized ride-sharing company after their town banned Uber and the project turned into so much more. Find out how it works below:

May 16 15:07

Economic Crisis: 7 Signs that we need to Prepare for a Coming Economic Meltdown

While some are pointing to record stock gains as a sign of a booming economy, the fact is the only thing holding the economy up is hope; hope that the current administration can somehow dig the country out of the mess we’ve found ourselves in. But one look at the numbers is enough to make even the biggest optimist frown.

May 16 14:28

3 Signs U.S. Economy Is Near Tipping Point

Millennials are working less, buying less, and generally contributing less to the economy than previous generations. They aren’t buying homes or cars, and they aren’t making any other large purchases either. All those things translate to a major drag on the national economy.

May 16 14:08

Financial Weapons Of Mass Destruction: The Top 25 U.S. Banks Have 222 Trillion Dollars Of Exposure To Derivatives

The recklessness of the “too big to fail” banks almost doomed them the last time around, but apparently they still haven’t learned from their past mistakes. Today, the top 25 U.S. banks have 222 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives. In other words, the exposure that these banks have to derivatives contracts is approximately equivalent to the gross domestic product of the United States times twelve. As long as stock prices continue to rise and the U.S. economy stays fairly stable, these extremely risky financial weapons of mass destruction will probably not take down our entire financial system. But someday another major crisis will inevitably happen, and when that day arrives the devastation that these financial instruments will cause will be absolutely unprecedented.

May 16 09:55

HELP NEEDED: Azure Organic Farm in Oregon about to be forcibly mass poisoned with glyphosate by the county government

Sherman County may be issuing a Court Order on May 22, 2017, to quarantine Azure Farms and possibly to spray the whole farm with poisonous herbicides, contaminating them with Milestone, Escort and Roundup herbicides.

This will destroy all the efforts Azure Farms has made for years to produce the very cleanest and healthiest food humanly possible. About 2,000 organic acres would be impacted; that is about 2.8 times the size of the City of London, England, and 1.5 times the size of the city center of Philadelphia that could be sprayed with noxious, toxic, polluting herbicides.

The county would then put a lien on the farm to pay for the expense of the labor and chemicals used.

May 16 09:34

YOUR IPHONE IS LITERALLY MADE BY SLAVES

Lined up with military precision, hundreds of employees wait to make iPhones at one of the most secretive factories in the Apple production line.

Dressed in pink jackets, blue hairnets and plastic slippers, the workers have their ID badges scanned on an iPad by a supervisor at morning roll call.

From there, they make their way in single file to the assembly line but not before undergoing facial recognition checks at security turnstiles to clock in.

Pegatron Corp employs up to 50,000 people to assemble iPhones at its plant in Shanghai which covers an area the size of 90 football fields.

May 16 09:31

Teen dies after drinking large diet soda, latte, energy drink, coroner says

Caffeine caused the death of a 16-year-old student, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

Watts held a news conference Monday to discuss the results of an investigation into the death of Davis Allen Cripe, who died April 26 at Palmetto Health Parkridge Hospital after collapsing in a classroom.

Watts said Cripe drank a large diet Mountain Dew, a cafe latte from McDonald's and an energy drink in the two-hour period before he collapsed.

May 15 18:40

Two Major Credit Reporting Agencies Have Been Deceiving Us – Is Your Credit Score a Scam?

Waking Times

It turns out, however, that some of these institutions are defrauding the American public, as revealed by an investigation led by The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which found that two of the major credit reporting agencies have been deceiving Americans about the fees they charge and about the reports they provide.

May 15 09:35

AMI Smart Meters Defined In Four Minute Cartoon

By Catherine J. Frompovich

To most utility customers, AMI Smart Meters may be an unknown entity, even though they have one on their electric service, and probably on their natural gas and water utilities too! The goal is to have at least 90 million AMI Smart Meters installed in the USA by 2020. Larger cities already are AMI SM-retrofitted...

May 15 07:25

MILK WARS BATTLE ON: FARMER’S RAW MILK VERSUS BIG DAIRY'S PASTEURIZED

As more and more people wake up to health there is an increasing demand for raw milk in recognition of its nutritional benefit. It is nutritionally superior to pasteurized milk. However, our freedom to choose raw milk is seriously under threat. The CDC and the FDA are imposing their oppressive views.

May 15 06:52

OVER 200 ANDROID APPLICATIONS TRACK USERS THROUGH TV ULTRASOUND BEACONS

Over 200 applications on the Google Play store contain software which uses inaudible sounds from TV commercials to obtain data about the end user. The developer, Silverpush, abandoned and denounced the intrusive software a year ago, but are unable to stop application developers from using their open-source toolkit.

May 14 14:33

Organic Farm to be Forcibly Sprayed with Roundup

Azure Standard

Dear Azure Customers. We’ve some extremely urgent news to share with you. All of Azure Standard’s Organic wheat, field peas, barley, Einkorn, and beef is grown by Azure Farm on 2,000 acres of pristine, organically certified land in Sherman County, Oregon. The county is considering imposing draconian, highly toxic weed management laws and may force us to have our 2,000 acre organic farm sprayed with Roundup and other toxic herbicides. You read that right: we’d be forced to have our organic farm sprayed with Roundup, and we would then be forced to foot the bill! We’ve just over 1 week to get as much support as possible. Please review the video at https://vimeo.com/216920516 or learn more at https://www.azurestandard.com/healthy-li…/…/azure-farm-moro/ and then take action today. Thank you for your support!

May 14 11:04

Milk Wars Battle On: Farmer’s Raw Milk Versus Big Dairy’s Pasteurized

By Paul A. Philips

As more and more people wake up to health there is an increasing demand for raw milk in recognition of its nutritional benefit. It is nutritionally superior to pasteurized milk. However, our freedom to choose raw milk is seriously under threat. The CDC and the FDA are imposing their oppressive views...

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