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Apr 07 05:48

New Jersey investment banker wins $40 MILLION from Johnson & Johnson after jury backs his claim that baby powder gave him CANCER

A man who claims baby powder gave him cancer has been awarded $30 million in damages.

Stephen Lanzo, 46, sued Johnson & Johnson and one of its suppliers after Stephen was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2016 that he says was caused by the talcum powder products he's used for more than 30 years.

The suit brought by Lanzo and his wife Kendra claims that the company knew the products were contaminated with carcinogenic asbestos but did nothing to warn the public.

A jury awarded $30 million to the banker from Verona, New Jersey, and $7 million to his wife.

Apr 06 11:52

SANDBERG: FACEBOOK USERS WOULD HAVE TO PAY TO OPT OUT OF SHARING DATA

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that while Facebook doesn't sell or give away its users' information (it just allows third party apps to do that), the company still "depends on your data," and if users wanted to completely opt out of all of the platform's data-driven advertising, they would have to pay for it.

Sandberg made the comments in an interview with Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie in an interview set to air Friday morning.

So "we don't have an opt-out at the highest level," she acknowledged. "That would be a paid product." -NBC News

The Today interview was one of many Sandberg gave on Thursday as part of a massive damage control and image rehabilitation campaign in the wake of a massive data harvesting scandal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very interesting that Ms. Sandberg did not quantify what the cost for leaving Facebook would be.

How incredibly hubristic; this person may be a female of the species, but appears to also have been endowed with titanium "male attributes", which click when she walks (that ... has to be at least a little disconserting to her corporate colleagues!! :-))

Apr 06 09:55

HERE’S WHY ZUCKERBERG WON’T LOSE HIS JOB ANY TIME SOON

Equifax, eBay, Yahoo, Target — if you patronize these companies and do business online, there’s a chance your data was exposed in one of the largest breaches of the 21st century. Thinking Facebook should be on that list? Here’s why it’s not.

Facebook is indeed guilty of exposing data about 50 million users without their authorization, but the people who acquired that data didn’t hack a single line of code. Instead, they hacked the system. They used social engineering in the most apropos setting you can imagine: the world’s biggest social network.

The plan worked. It might seem like Facebook is in hot water now, but don’t go looking for sweat on Mark Zuckerberg’s gray T-shirt. The boy-wonder CEO has one hell of a get-out-of-jail-free card.

Stolen, Fair and Square

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may be a really good time to leave Facebook, never to return, because it has absolutely betrayed the trust of its users.

The tools are available on line as to how.

Do it now.

And to the advertisers still on Facebook; look forward to never be approached by its users again.

Apr 06 07:04

HERE’S WHY ZUCKERBERG WON’T LOSE HIS JOB ANY TIME SOON

Facebook duped the public and Cambridge Analytica duped Facebook, but who ultimately pays the price? Essentially, it’s the users. If this is any indication of what we can expect as our lives become increasingly interwoven with the fabric of social media, you might want to consider logging off.

Apr 05 08:41

U.S. Visa applicants could have to disclose 5 years of social media usage

The Trump administration is cracking down on your rights, employing more surveillance. A proposed State Department form would require all U.S. visa applicants, both immigrant and non, to disclose social media handles they have used from up to five years ago, as well as current and previous email addresses and phone numbers, Bloomberg reported.

Apr 04 18:24

A Therapist Explains What Happens When People Try to Quit Psychiatric Meds

Trying to kick psychiatric medications is one of those rarely discussed problems with the modern psychiatric business.

Apr 04 11:19

THOUSANDS OF GOOGLE WORKERS URGE C.E.O. TO PULL OUT OF PENTAGON A.I. PROJECT

Thousands of Google employees, including dozens of senior engineers, have signed a letter protesting the company’s involvement in a Pentagon program that uses artificial intelligence to interpret video imagery and could be used to improve the targeting of drone strikes.

Apr 04 11:14

SCIBABE SAYS EAT YOUR PESTICIDES BUT WHO IS PAYING HER?

SciBabe has been a featured speaker at various chemical and food industry sponsored events such as the 2017 Atlantic Farm Women conference sponsored by CropLife and Monsanto, and the 2015 Suppliers Showcase where her talk was sponsored by DuPont. In interviews, she frequently cites her former job in a pesticide lab as the basis for her knowledge about pesticide safety.

Apr 04 06:49

Toxic tattoo ink accumulates in lymph nodes, causing life-long cancer risk

Scientists now warn that colored tattoos can increase the risk of cancer. The pigmented dyes used by most tattoo parlors contain a controversial chemical known as titanium dioxide. This compound is added to tattoo ink to give certain colors.

Apr 03 18:10

Better Than Gun Control

Self-control and personal responsibility are far more effective at preventing violence than any law passed by a collectivist government, so, are people taking to the streets for the wrong reasons?

Apr 03 18:01

[WATCH] Viral Video Reminds America that Local Newscasts are Scripted and Phony

This recent compilation has taken the internet by storm as it shows dozens of news stations coming together to warn about the dangers of “fake news” with an eerily identical script.

Apr 03 16:03

It’s Not My Fault, My Brain Implant Made Me Do It

By Laura Y. Cabrera, Michigan State University and Jennifer Carter-Johnson, Michigan State University

Mr. B loves Johnny Cash, except when he doesn’t. Mr. X has watched his doctors morph into Italian chefs right before his eyes.

The link between the two? Both Mr. B and Mr. X received deep brain stimulation (DBS), a procedure involving an implant that sends electric impulses to specific targets in the brain to alter neural activity. While brain implants aim to treat neural dysfunction, cases like these demonstrate that they may influence an individual’s perception of the world and behavior in undesired ways.

Mr. B received DBS as treatment for his severe obsessive compulsive disorder. He’d never been a music lover until, under DBS, he developed a distinct and entirely new music preference for Johnny Cash. When the device was turned off, the preference disappeared...

Apr 03 11:23

World’s largest solar power plant: Exclusive pics

NRG Energy, BrightSource Energy, and Google have all invested into the $2.2 billion Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System located in the Mojave Desert just west of Las Vegas on the California side and Intellihub has obtained some exclusive pictures of the facility from a distance.

Apr 02 15:56

Study Links Glyphosate Herbicide to Shorter Pregnancies

By Derrick Broze

A new small study found that 90 percent of pregnant women in an Indiana town had a widely used herbicide in their urine, and women with higher concentrations were associated with early deliveries...

Apr 02 09:53

Smartphones Are Killing The Planet Faster Than Anyone Expected

Smartphones are particularly insidious for a few reasons. With a two-year average life cycle, they’re more or less disposable. The problem is that building a new smartphone–and specifically, mining the rare materials inside them–represents 85% to 95% of the device’s total CO2 emissions for two years. That means buying one new phone takes as much energy as recharging and operating a smartphone for an entire decade.

Apr 02 09:08

Brazilian School Districts Make Historic Switch to 100% Plant-Based Meals

Four cities in Brazil have pledged to transition all of the meals served at its public school cafeterias to 100 percent plant-based by the end of 2019.

Apr 02 09:07

At the Very Least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over

TEPCO is finally admitting that radiation has been leaking to the Pacific Ocean all along. and it’s NOT over….

Apr 02 09:06

These 16 Restaurants Have The MOST Antibiotics In Their Meat! Avoid Them!

A collaborative new report recently ranked the 25 largest US fast food and causal restaurant chains based on their policies and practices when it comes to antibiotics in their food.

Apr 02 08:14

New Migraine Prevention Device That Is Stimulating But Non-Invasive

Scientific research is demonstrating some hopeful relief methods for treating migraine headaches. Researchers at the Mayo clinic...

Apr 02 06:53

REVEALED: Tesla involved in crash that killed driver WAS on autopilot after victim's family say he complained about the technology veering toward VERY SAME safety barrier he smashed into

Tesla says the vehicle in a fatal California crash was operating on autopilot, the latest accident to involve self-driving technology.

The automaker says 38-year-old Walter Huang, who was killed in the accident on March 23, did not have his hands on the steering wheel for six seconds before the crash.

But according to Huang's family, the Mountain View resident complained 'before' the accident about the car's autopilot feature.

His brother, Will, alleged that Walter raised concerns that '7-10 times the car would swivel toward that same exact barrier during autopilot.'

Apr 01 08:00

Patriot Missile Interceptor Malfunctions and Misses, Raytheon Still Makes Billions

The US and its allies the world over are paying billions for medium-range missile interception systems without a track record of success.

(*We're selling those to suckers ...I MEAN; We're selling those suckers all over the world , forcryin'outloud . Do you want to make wall st. great again , or not ?
whitehorse souce)

Mar 31 09:23

Patriot Missiles Are Made in America and Fail Everywhere

I talked to a fellow who worked at White Sands years ago about the Patriot. He called it the best 1950's tech that money could buy!

The point is there is no evidence that Saudi Arabia has intercepted any Houthi missiles during the Yemen conflict. And that raises a disquieting thought: Is there any reason to think the Patriot system even works?

Mar 30 11:39

NOW IT’S OFFICIAL: FDA ANNOUNCED THAT VACCINES ARE CAUSING AUTISM!

THE FDA HAS PUBLISHED CONCLUSIVE PROOF ON THEIR WEBSITE THAT THE DTAP VACCINE CAN CAUSE AUTISM.

According to the FDA’s online Biologics Blood Vaccines document, a vaccine manufacturer admits on its package insert that their vaccination can cause autism as one of many adverse reactions.

These adverse events reported during post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea. Events were included in this list because of the seriousness or frequency of reporting. Because these events are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequencies or to establish a causal relationship to components of Tripedia vaccine.

Mar 30 10:18

GM corn found in over 90% of tortillas in MX

A team of researchers has been surprised by the discovery that slightly over 90% of tortillas sold in Mexico contain traces of genetically modified corn.

Overall, the study by the National Autonomous University of México found that 82% of all corn products, such as tostadas, flour, cereals and snacks, contained some level of genetically modified sequences.

The researchers also found the herbicide glyphosate in approximately 27.7% of the samples that tested positive for transgenic corn.

Mar 30 10:07

Mail-order cancer tests deliver false positives 40% of the time, new analysis claims

At-home genetic test for cancer risk are inaccurate 40 percent of the time, a new analysis claims.

The tests like the recently-approved version by DNA testing firm 23andMe are intended to detect mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that are associated with higher risk of developing breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.

However, an analysis by Ambry Genetics, a company that interprets data from consumer DNA tests, found that nearly half of the results supplied in the last month from various other firms were false positives.

As a result at least seven people were given an unnecessary scare, adding yet another reason to question the reliability of such tests that the FDA has warned is 'seriously limited'.

Mar 30 07:38

Tesla’s nightmare continues with massive recall of its popular Model S

Electric car company Tesla has voluntarily recalled 123,000 Model S vehicles due to problems with the power steering component. It is the latest headache for the company, whose stock has dropped 25 percent this month.

Mar 29 11:09

After Multiple States Resisted, Feds Propose Bill To Legalize Growing Hemp – NATIONALLY

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will introduce the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which seeks to remove hemp from the federal government’s controlled substances list and to legalize it as an agriculture commodity.

Mar 29 11:08

Asian Hotel Chain Bans Single Use Plastic Such as Plastic Water Bottles

It is refreshing to see a company that is making operational changes in its business practices to back up marketing claims of being Eco-friendly. Thailand’s Akaryn Hotel Group has announced it will become Asia’s first hotel chain to ban single use plastic on its properties.

Mar 29 11:06

Study Ties Yeast In Vaccines To Autoimmune Diseases

A study indicates that a significant factor in causing them may be the common bakers or brewers yeast, Sacccharomyces cerevisiae used in many vaccinations, including HepB, which is given to nearly all newborn babies in the United States before they’re a day old.

Mar 29 06:18

Mainstream media blackout as Italian parliamentary commission find major problems with vaccines after an 18-year investigation, finds higher risks of death and illnesses such as cancer, autoimmune disorders and hypersensitivity associated

On Feb. 7th 2018, an Italian Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry has issued a report that finds higher risks of death and illnesses such as cancer, autoimmune disorders and hypersensitivity associated to the administration of combined vaccines.

After an 18-year investigation into causes of thousands of cases of serious illnesses and deaths amongst personnel affected to military missions abroad, this Parliamentary Commission has found a significant risk of cancer and autoimmune diseases associated with the use of combined and multiple vaccines in the prophylactic schedule. While the 4th ‘Uranium’ Commission initially investigated other factors such as exposure to uranium from bombshells and other war hazards, the causal association with vaccines was raised both by personnel accounts and by the fact that soldiers who did not leave the country had also been affected.

Vaccines in the military vaccine program are the same as those used for infants.

Mar 28 10:04

Father Effectively Treats Daughters’ Crohn’s Disease by Juicing Cannabis

ABC News Australia recently reported on a story about a desperate father. Stephen Taylor’s two daughters were fighting Crohn’s disease, which causes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. When all else failed, Taylor turned to juicing cannabis and discovered that the plant may have the potential to cure his daughters’ illness.

Mar 28 10:03

New Insight into How ‘Gut Feelings’ Affect Mental Health, Depression and Anxiety

The findings by research and psychology professor Linda Rinaman point to a very important connection between the gut and the brain, identifying pathways that help to understand why so-called ‘gut feelings’ have a powerful influence on emotions, mood and decision-making.

Mar 28 10:01

Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto’s Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

We tested further and released new findings last week of glyphosate in all of the most popular brands of wines in the world, the majority of which are from the U.S., and in batch test results in American beer.

Mar 28 09:14

EMAILS LINK PETER THIEL'S PALANTIR AND ERIC SCHMIDT'S DAUGHTER TO FACEBOOK'S CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA FIASCO

Both Peter Thiel's data-mining company Palantir and a daughter of the former Google chairman Eric Schmidt had connections to Cambridge Analytica's misuse of Facebook user information, according to documents seen by The New York Times.

Mar 28 07:52

Goldman Slashes iPhone Sales Estimates Due To "Demand Deterioration"

Goldman joined the Apple skeptics this morning, warning that iPhone demand expectations for March and June quarters are already weak but early Q1 demand indicates "even lower actual numbers than consensus is modeling."

Mar 27 14:08

MICROSOFT TO BAN ‘OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE’ & MONITOR YOUR PRIVATE ACCOUNT

Microsoft is cracking down on what people say while using their services online. According to a new services agreement written by the company, the tech giant is planning to ban accounts that use “offensive language” and will go through your private data to “investigate” users.

Mar 27 08:35

POPULAR BEER AND WINE BRANDS CONTAMINATED WITH MONSANTO'S WEEDKILLER, TESTS REVEAL

The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit against 31 brands of wines for high levels of inorganic arsenic . In 2016, beer testing in Germany also revealed residues of glyphosate in every single sample tested, even independent beers.

Mar 26 17:36

Samsung’s Brain Erasing Hypnosis Program Does What 24 Hour Cable News Has Been Doing To You For Years

Something happens when you finally decide to turn off the television and stop tuning into the ‘programming’ being pumped into your head. The mind clears. You begin to focus on your own life and things that actually matter to you personally. And, you stop losing time into the bottomless void that is television.

Mar 26 17:32

Why Farmed Salmon Are a Toxic ‘Junk Food’

If you’re aware of the health benefits of animal-based omega-3 fats and the fact that salmon is a great source, you may be shocked to discover that farmed salmon has more in common with junk food than health food.

Mar 25 16:57

Is Samsung's Galaxy S9 ALREADY having problems? Users report 'dead spots' on their touchscreens that causes handsets to become useless

Users are already complaining about 'dead spots' on the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S9 (£739/$720) and S9 Plus (£869/$839) handsets.

The phone has only been out for a few weeks but some people are claiming parts of the screen are not responding to touch.

The official forum has been inundated with people flagging the issue, with one owner claiming his phone was broken as soon as he opened it.

Samsung has issued a statement saying it is currently investigating the reports.

Mar 25 10:17

SERVICES THAT DELIVER THE SAME FUNCTIONS AS FACEBOOK, FOR AFTER YOU #DELETEFACEBOOK

This week's On the Media presents an excellent series on Facebook and the media coverage, and I was especially interested in Clay Shirky's point that Facebook isn't successful because it's so good at hosting group message-boards; rather, its magic lies in finding people to form groups with. If you have a rare disease, Facebook can help you find people in the same situation to trade tips and support with.

Mar 24 11:07

Driver Of Tesla Model X Dies After Violent Crash Incinerates Car

Last October, we reported that in the latest, at the time, conflagration involving a Tesla car bursting into flames after its batteries exploded, a Model S burned to a crisp after an accident on an Austrian highway. The car's 19-year-old female driver had entered a construction zone on the highway, and when she tried to shift from the local to the fast lane, the car lost control and hit the concrete divider wall along the side of the road. A moment later the electric car burst into flames. It was unclear if the autopilot was involved in the crash, but the the good news was that the driver survived the dramatic crash unscathed.

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