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Jan 20 08:20

How Much Do You Know?

If you do not understand Bitcoin and Blockhain and their difference, then this is for you.

Jan 20 07:15

L’Oreal’s Muslim Model: ‘Sinister’ Israel ‘Are Child Murderers’, ‘Defeat Awaits’ Them

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L’Oréal Paris UK’s new hijab-wearing Muslim model has made numerous anti-Israel posts on Twitter, calling the nation “sinister,” “child murderers,” and claiming “defeat” awaits them.

Amena Khan https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1445194579/_DSC0608_-_Copy_400x40... entered the spotlight this week after being featured in a L’Oréal hair product advertisement while wearing a hair-covering hijab.

Jan 19 09:44

Massive flu outbreak? Here’s the real story the media won’t touch. The lies, the hoax, the scandal. Jan15

Why is this year’s vaccine ineffective? Because it’s made using chicken eggs, and researchers have discovered that the flu virus—which is placed in the vaccine—mutates in chicken eggs.

Therefore, by the time a person takes the flu shot, he’s not being protected against this year’s seasonal flu virus. He’s being protected against a mutated virus that isn’t causing the flu this year.

This is the conventional explanation. If you think it’s the whole story, I have condos for sale on the moon.

You see, vaccines have been made using chicken eggs—not just this year—but for the past 70 years.

Oops.

Jan 17 05:52

HOW YOUR CAR IS SPYING ON YOU: EXPERTS REVEAL HOW AUTOMAKERS CAN TRACK EVERYTHING FROM YOUR WEIGHT TO THE FOOD YOU EAT USING IN-BUILT SENSORS

Experts have revealed the myriad ways that your car can spy on your personal habits. Automakers track your vehicle’s location, how fast you drive, what entertainment you listen to, through internet-connected systems in modern cars. Newer cars can even record a driver’s eye movements, the weight of people in the front seats, the weather on your street, and where you prefer to eat.

Jan 16 14:35

Look for the UL Label(Underwriters Lab) Before Purchasing Space Heaters This Winter

The other reason which can be a real possibility is that these space heaters might have failed and caused an electrical fire. This is why you should check to see if the space heater has the UL label on the box.

Jan 16 13:23

Tillerson Breaks With White House, Rejects Freeze Of Military Exercises Near North Korea

In a direct reversal with the recently disclosed official White House policy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. rejects a 'freeze for freeze' approach that would pause joint U.S./South Korean military drills in exchange for a pause to North Korea's nuclear program.

Speaking in Vancouver at a meeting with foreign ministers, Tillerson said that "we reject a 'freeze for freeze' approach, in which legitimate defensive military exercises are placed on the same level as the DPRK’s unlawful actions. The pressure campaign will continue until North Korea takes decisive steps to de-nuclearize."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a Jean-Luc Picard "double face palm", at warp speed, upon reading this.

Is it pathologically impossible for these to gentlemen to at least appear to be on the same page, regarding US foreign policy, for at least a millisecond?!?

This stuff is crazy-making; and I would like to believe that there is some kind of a strategy here, but for the life of me, I cannot see it!!

Jan 15 09:48

The most reliable cars in the US: The 15 cars Americans keep the longest before trading in for a new one

These are the top 15 cars that American drivers tend to keep the longest before trading in for a new one.

Toyota models dominated the list taking out the top five spots, according to the new study by iSeeCars.com.

Fourteen of the top cars predicted to last more than 15 years are Japanese models, with the exception of German Volkswagen.

Jan 13 18:18

Artificial sweeteners associated with a higher risk of stroke and dementia

In a 2014 study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, researchers declared aspartame a carcinogen, and advised a re-evaluation of the current position of international regulatory agencies regarding the chemical. They also found that it impaired memory and increased oxidative stress in the brain. Aspartame side effects can include headaches, mood disorders, dizziness and even episodes of mania.

Jan 13 09:23

Food fraud - IT’S ON THE RISE

The “food” industry is bigger than the oil business.

And it’s very poorly regulated.

The result: What’s on the label is very often what you’re not getting.

Jan 12 07:00

WATCH: Baltimore Hospital Staff Dump Patient at Bus Stop in Hospital Gown

On Tuesday night, Imamu Baraka was heading home when he saw a woman wearing nothing but a hospital gown and socks being dropped off by hospital staff at a nearby bus stop.

Shocked, Baraka began filming the scene unfolding outside the University of Maryland Medical Center — Midtown Campus. The temperature that night was a frigid 37 degrees Fahrenheit.

Jan 12 06:55

Shocking video shows hospital security guards wheeling a disoriented patient out onto the street in just her gown and dumping her alone at a bus stop in the freezing cold

A Baltimore hospital has launched an investigating after shocking video emerged showing staff abandoning a woman outside in the freezing cold, wearing just her gown.

The clip shows four security guards, one rolling a wheel chair, walking away from the alleged patient near a medical facility located near Mount Vernon, The Baltimore Sun reported.

Jan 12 06:03

MONSANTO TRYING TO HIDE GMO FOODS UNDER THE TERM “BIOFORTIFIED”

Do genetically engineered crops and their pesticides make you think of the term “biofortified”? Chances are, the term biofortified makes you think of vitamins in kids’ cereals. Mega corporations are no strangers to propaganda and public relations. Did you know that much of our non-organic crops are grown with human sewage sludge? No? That’s because the practice is called “biosolids” to keep you in the dark. You are probably aware of the sneaky disguises that sweeteners like aspartame and high fructose corn syrup were attempted to be concealed in. (“Corn sugar,” anyone?)

Jan 11 22:31

Nevada Bundy Prosecution Collapses: The Federal Government Spent a Quarter-Billion Dollars but Couldn’t Convict the Bundys of a Single Crime

In 2013 the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) obtained federal court orders authorizing the agency to “seize and remove to impound” hundreds of Cliven Bundy’s cattle on the public ranges around Bunkerville, Nevada. The agency interpreted these court orders broadly, and descended on the area in April 2014 with some 200 body-armor-wearing agents, semiautomatic weapons, sniper teams, undercover informants, and surveillance cameras aimed at the Bundy residence.

Jan 11 19:31

Fighting Fake News: Back Door Trick to Enact Censorship?

Fighting fake news is the new pretext given by the ruling cabal in many nations to enact censorship via the back door. Amid the rallying cries of “We must fight fake news!” both France (under would-be dictator Macron) and now Brazil are attempting to pass legislation to ban political content on the web that the government deems to be fake news. There is a theme to this, as it follows on from many acts of censorship in 2016 and 2017. Whether it’s Twitter shadowbanning, Facebook rolling our fake news checkers or deleting entire accounts, YouTube embarking upon soft censorship through forced sign-ins or hard censorship by deleting entire channels, Google’s search engine hiding websites (by de-ranking them) or – worst of all – Google demonetizing content and sites not to its liking, censorship is clearly getting worse and threatening to overtake a free and open internet.

Jan 11 18:07

‘Smart underwear’ is here, and it’s ridiculous

Now your skivvies have a higher IQ than you do.

Skiin’s “smart underwear” is taking the wearables game to a whole new region, Mashable reports. The high-tech underthings, unveiled at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, have six sensors woven into the bras and undies that can track heart rate, temperature, pressure, motion, body fat and hydration levels.

Sure, $349 for eight pairs of thongs (available for preorder here) might sound like a bit of a splurge, but what’s more important than your health?

Plus, you’ll never go commando again.

Jan 11 14:30

Jack in the Box CEO: Swapping cashiers for robots 'makes sense' due to minimum wage increase

The CEO of fast-food restaurant Jack in the Box said “it just makes sense” to replace cashiers with robots due to the minimum wage increase in California. "As we see the rising costs of labor, it just makes sense" to swap cashiers with kiosks where customers can order their food themselves, CEO Leonard Comma said Tuesday at the ICR Conference in Orlando, Fla., Business Insider reported.

Jan 10 05:12

NSA SURVEILLANCE BILL WOULD LEGALIZE LOOPHOLE THAT LETS FBI SPY ON AMERICANS WITHOUT A WARRANT

With major NSA surveillance authorities set to expire later this month, House Republicans are rushing to pass a bill that would not only reauthorize existing powers, but also codify into law some practices that critics have called unconstitutional.

The bill takes aim at reforming how federal law enforcement can use data collected by the National Security Agency, putting a modest constraint on when the FBI can conduct so-called backdoor searches of Americans’ communications. But because such searches make use of a legal loophole, critics say the current bill may do more harm than good by explicitly writing the practice into law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That Congress should actually be thinking in such a direction is absolute proof positive that this government is frightened to death of its own people.

Jan 09 16:09

Yemen’s Houthis release video of downing Saudi jet over Sana'a

The Houthis obliterate this aircraft with 2 dead on hits. If they can do this to an F-15,just think of what the Russians or Chinese could do. This is amazing and scary.

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has released footage of the moment its forces shot down an F-15 fighter jet belonging to the Saudi-led coalition.

The video released by the Houthi-run al-Masirah television network early on Tuesday shows the exact moment when the aircraft is hit by a surface-to-air missile while flying over the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, the previous day.

The fate of the pilot is still unknown.

Jan 09 13:31

Amazon workers are struggling to survive on low wages

Amazon ranks high on a list charting Ohio’s employers with the most workers and their family members on food stamps, with a new report estimating that more than 10 percent of its workforce in the state qualifies for the federal aid.

Jan 08 16:45

Spectre and Meltdown make anything with chip in it vulnerable, but Raspberry Pi is safe

So why isn’t Raspberry Pi vulnerable?

Well, as a matter of course, Raspberry Pi runs on an ARM Cortex-A53, making it safe from Meltdown. However, most devices with ARM and AMD cores also use caching and speculative execution, which means they’re vulnerable to Spectre. Raspberry Pi doesn’t, making it one of the few devices on the market that’s free and clear.

The Raspberry Pi blog has an excellent post up explaining exactly how their devices are safe from Meltdown and Spectre. It turns out that the basic lack of caching and speculation in Raspberry Pi is enough to keep things good. If you’re interested, they have an extensive walk-through of the internal logic which Raspberry Pi uses instead of these two techniques. As they conclude,

Jan 08 10:26

SESSIONS WAGES WAR ON NATURAL CANNABIS, AS HE GRANTS MAKER OF FENTANYL A MONOPOLY ON SYNTHETIC THC

Instead of going after criminals in the government or making an attempt to thwart corruption, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made his mission clear this week—he intends to crucify those who dare to ingest a plant that makes them healthier and happier. In a statement released by the justice department on Thursday, Jeff Sessions reversed the policy of allowing states to make their own decisions on legalizing cannabis and vowed to dedicate federal tax dollars and resources to enforcing this tyranny.

Jan 08 10:25

MELTDOWN AND SPECTRE: INTEL’S SEISMIC IT DISASTER AND A LOOK AT SOME IMPLICATION FOR BANKS

The press has greatly under-reported the two security holes, called Meltdown and Spectre, that can without exaggeration be characterized as affecting just about every computing device in use today (with very rare exceptions, like the Apple Watch). And because the media has so badly dropped the ball, your humble blogger will start with a high-level introductory piece, in the hopes that the IT and security experts in our readership will chime in, ideally in comments, with more information and ideas.

Jan 07 10:19

These Food Products Are Considered “Healthier” For Kids By The Food Industry

In response to criticism over its role in the childhood obesity epidemic, the food industry vowed to only run TV ads for “healthier” foods to kids. Critics say the industry’s self-imposed rules don’t do much beyond giving them good publicity.

Jan 07 07:01

SMART METER FIRES: THEY JUST WON’T GO AWAY

t’s happened again! Another AMI Smart Meter explosion and fire, but this time a quick-thinking-and-acting mom was able to prevent a catastrophe for her family, plus kept the house from burning down.

According to Fox4KC.com News,

Cerise Edwards was asleep inside her home when a small explosion woke her children, who then woke her.

“I did a little research, and I’ve seen we are not the first people in the KC area to have experienced that kind of thing. KCP&L had problems last year with them.”

The Fox4KC.com report goes on to say,

Company leaders said they’re in the process of switching all customers to the new digital meters because the analog meters are no longer being manufactured.

What a crock of corporate propaganda or, moreover, factual error!

Jan 06 20:45

Ferguson lawsuit says OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma partnered with Washington state doctors to boost use of addictive painkiller

Newly unsealed sections of a lawsuit brought by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson against Purdue Pharma show how the company partnered with local doctors to increase prescriptions for a highly addictive prescription painkiller.

Jan 05 16:49

France goes after companies for deliberately shortening life of hardware

Printer manufacturers “deliberately shorten the life of printers and cartridges,” a French environmental and consumer protection group claims. That's against the law in France, and government prosecutors have agreed to investigate the claims.

If the lawsuit against the printer company, Japan-based Epson, is proven, the firm could be found guilty of breaking a little-known French law that stipulates vendors can’t purposefully lower the lifespan of a product to ramp up replacement rates.

A conviction could be significant for tech hardware manufacturing overall. Nabbing Epson would likely affect not only how hardware is built and sold in France, but it also could mean laws get adopted in other European territories —individual nations are involved in the functioning of the EU bloc overall.

Jan 05 11:17

Oregon sues Monsanto, alleges company knowingly sold toxic PCBs for decades

Oregon sued the agricultural chemical giant Monsanto on Thursday, alleging the company withheld information about the toxic effects of its products for decades, leading to widespread contamination across the state and health risks for humans, plants and animals.

Jan 05 10:50

Ex-NSA Hacker Is Building an AI to Find Hate Symbols on Twitter

In August of this year, a white supremacist plowed through a crowd of protesters gathered in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The attack injured around 20 people and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer. The violent clashes that weekend shocked Americans, among them Emily Crose, who wanted to be there to protest against the white supremacists but couldn’t make it. A friend of hers was there, and was attacked and hurt by neo-Nazis.

Jan 04 12:18

PROPOSAL BY FRANCE'S MACRON TO BAN "FAKE NEWS" DENOUNCED AS RECIPE FOR DISASTER

"From the start," warned journalist Glenn Greenwald on Thursday in response the proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron, the phrase "fake news" has been used as a "rhetorical term with no definition, ensuring abuse. First, Trump appropriated it to attack journalism. Now Macron is exploiting it to obtain government control over the internet. Terms that lack definition are propaganda."

Jan 03 13:14

Apple Responds To Slow iPhone Accusations By Offering Discount On Batteries

After a Harvard study showed it to be highly likely, it was hard for the company to backpedal from the accusation. Additionally, a rogue developer went public with a performance test...

Jan 01 09:26

How Donald Trump Learned to Love War in 2017

The president promised to deliver peace. But in his first year, he expanded every war he inherited.

President Trump has maintained or expanded the wars that he inherited from his predecessor.

As Jennifer Wilson and I pointed out in an appropriately titled column in August, “Donald Trump Is Dropping Bombs at Unprecedented Levels.” Within eight months of assuming office, Trump — with the announcement of six “precision aistrikes” in Libya — had bombed every country that former President Barack Obama had in eight years. One month after that, the United States surpassed the 26,172 bombs that had been dropped in 2016. Through the end of December 2017, Trump had authorized more airstrikes in Somalia in one year (33), than George W. Bush and Obama had since the United States first began intervening there in early 2007 (30).

Jan 01 08:14

The Case of the Incredible Disappearing Cancer Patients

There are two ways for a cancer patient to disappear. You might be cured by health. Or you might be cured by a medicine that is not approved. In both cases, the medical system will ignore the cure, and ignore the patient. -- December 9, 2015

Dec 31 09:58

How Facebook will infiltrate national elections and rule the world in less than 10 years — unless…

How Facebook will infiltrate national elections and rule the world in less than 10 years?—?unless we stop it. What do NATO, private military contractors, giant arms manufacturers, wine merchants, the NSA, Trump, British property tycoons, Russian oligarchs, and Big Oil have in common? The world’s largest social network

Dec 31 09:56

The DHS has illegally stuffed America's airports full of $1B worth of shitty, malfing facial-recognition tech

More than a dozen major US airports are now covered in facial-recognition cameras, installed by the DHS to scan people departing on international flights without the legally mandated federal review process. The cameras suck, too: "the systems erroneously reject as many as 1 in 25 travelers using valid credentials." At that rate, 1,632 people flying out of JFK alone every day would be falsely flagged as potential criminals and subjected to additional screening.

Dec 29 12:34

Apple Is Not What It Used To Be

their innovative ability has already diminished significantly since Jobs left the company and will likely diminish even more in the future.

Dec 29 08:47

Apple execs face jail in France after lawsuit over slowing down iPhones

A French activist group has launched a criminal lawsuit against Apple over its policy of slowing down older iPhones in a case that could see the tech giant 's executives jailed and cost it five percent of its income if convicted of the crime of "planned obsolescence".

The move by Halte à l’Obsolescence Programmée (HOP - Stop Planned Obsolescence), an environmental association, comes after lawsuits were launched this week in the US against Apple for similar reasons.

The suit was filed on Wednesday in the Paris prosecutor’s office, HOP said in a statement.

“Apple has put in place a global strategy of programmed obsolescence in order to boost its sales” of new iPhones, the group said.

HOP believes that the US firm can be sued over the sale of all iPhones in France since the introduction of a law in August 2015 that made it a crime to “deliberately reduce the lifespan of a product to increase the rate of replacement.”

Dec 28 11:52

US ISP to 1 million internet subscribers: if you are accused of piracy, you may lose the ability to control your smart thermostat

Armstrong Zoom, a northeastern US ISP with about a million subscribers, has sent its customers warnings that they have been accused of copyright infringement, and that subsequent accusations would lead to having their network connections slowed to the point of uselessness, which could impair their ability to control their internet-connected thermostats.

Dec 28 10:08

Could hackers take control of YOUR home speakers? Warning over Sonos and Bose smart systems

A study on the Sonos Play:1 and Bose SoundTouch speakers revealed a number of security ‘gaps’ that could give anyone access to the device from a remote location.

The researchers found they could play sounds through the speakers, view email addresses linked to streaming sites, and determine the approximate location – along with patterns that reveal if the owner is awake, asleep, or out of the house.

Dec 27 08:43

McDonald's Chicken McNuggets found to contain mysterious fibers, hair-like structures; Natural News Forensic Food Lab posts research photos, video

Today we announce the first investigation conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Laboratory, the new science-based research branch of Natural News where we put foods under the microscope and find out what's really there.

Earlier today I purchased a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets from a McDonald's restaurant in Austin, Texas. Under carefully controlled conditions, I then examined the Chicken McNuggets under a high-powered digital microscope, expecting to see only processed chicken bits and a fried outer coating.

But what I found instead shocked even me. I've seen a lot of weird stuff in my decade of investigating foods and nutrition, but I never expected to find this...

Dec 26 13:25

Firing the Pre-Pubertal Arquebus: A Sociological Treatise

Today we will ponder America, a country, even a civilization, that existed long ago where the United States is today, but bore little resemblance to it. It will be like studying cave drawings, or Sargon of Akkad. Pay attention. The is original source material of historical importance.

I was there, in America: Athens, Alabama, at age twelve.

Dec 26 09:45

When half a million Americans died and nobody noticed

Four years earlier, in September 2004, Merck, one of America's largest pharmaceutical companies, issued a sudden recall of Vioxx, its anti-pain medication widely used to treat arthritis-related ailments.

The recall came just days after Merck discovered that a top medical journal was about to publish a study by an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) investigator indicating that the drug in question greatly increased the risk of fatal heart attacks and strokes and had probably been responsible for at least 55,000 American deaths during the five years it had been on the market.

It soon turned out Merck had known of potential lethal side effects even before launching Vioxx in 1999, but had brushed all such disturbing tests under the rug.

Dec 26 09:03

Government Agencies ACTUALLY Admit Poisoning By Vaccines In ICD-9

You will note from the listing how many poisonings and other adverse effects by or from vaccines are listed along with their ICD-9 codes. Why weren’t those codes used when infants, toddlers and teens were taken to emergency rooms by parents who say their children were compromised by vaccines?

Note none other than U.S. CDC’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid published that defining information!

However, in trying to research the current ICD-10, there seems to be some ‘sanitation efforts’ going on of the incriminating information regarding vaccines causing poisoning! Hmmm.

Dec 23 13:15

Private sidewalks in Westport cause mixed emotions for business owners, KC residents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Westport business owners are hoping private sidewalks will bring people back to the KC neighborhood, but not everyone is convinced the privatization is a good thing.

Weekend nights from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., anyone coming into the heart of Westport will be carded and must go through a metal detector. Purses will also be screened, and no weapons will be allowed.
There has been pushback from civil rights leaders concerned about profiling.

A second ordinance was also passed Thursday, addressing that concern. At each entrance, there will be a third-party civil rights monitor to ensure it is a fair process.

Dec 23 12:38

Review of the Movie About Donald Trump in”The Art of the Insult”

This movie is not a waste of money to purchase. This movie is the demonstration why the American people put Donald Trump into the White House because he was speaking what was on the voter’s minds for years.

Dec 22 15:24

Meet R2-DILDO: 'Star Wars' sex toys? This is where the fun begins

Purveyor of, er, marital aids Geeky Sex Toys this month released a "Star Toys" range, a series of intimate tools for him and her brought lovingly to life in the shape of characters from the Star Wars franchise.

The battery operated devices hit online shelves to coincide with the release of The Last Jedi, the latest instalment in the long-running saga, although these clearly do not form part of Disney's official merchandise.

The line-up includes LED "laser sword dildos", vibrators topped with the heads of R2-D2, Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper, the C3-(butt)Plug, and what must be the master of them all - the Dildoda.

Dec 22 11:44

Walmart Ad in Texas Newspaper Misprint Saying “Save Money Screw People Over” Shocks People.

I wonder if this was intentional by the person in the Newspaper. How can this be overlooked? Nothing against Walmart either way. Still they should ask for their money back from the Newspaper.

Dec 21 10:29

APPLE'S IPHONE THROTTLING WILL REINVIGORATE THE PUSH FOR RIGHT TO REPAIR LAWS

The news that Apple throttles iPhones that have old batteries will reinvigorate the right to repair debate as the movement enters a crucial year. Third party repair shops say they’ve already seen an uptick in customers asking for battery replacements to speed up their slow phones, and right to repair activists who are pushing for state legislation that will make third party and self repair more accessible say Apple’s secrecy about this behavior will give them a powerful rallying message.

Dec 19 09:38

Where the Heck is Microsoft’s “Edge?” (Left Behind for Dead)

In the North American Browser War, there is only one winner.

Dec 18 09:43

How A License Is Like A Vaccine

By Rosanne Lindsay

The Institute for Justice estimates one out of four American workers now needs some sort of government-issued license to do their job. The trend around the country sees one group threaten another to force licensure for all...

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