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Feb 21 14:51

CDC ALLEGES KRATOM IS CONTAMINATED WITH SALMONELLA, MSM BLOWS IT UP

Yesterday, the CDC announced that they believe an outbreak of at least 28 cases of salmnella infection in 20 US states has been linked to kratom products. Immediately, astonishingly fast in fact every mainstream outlet you could think of from CNN to Time picked up the story.

Feb 20 11:02

Why Scientific Peer Review is a Sham

In recent years the defects in the peer review system have been the subject of a profusion of critical editorials and studies in the literature. It is high time that the world took heed of what the critics are saying, not least of all because of the medical and health ramifications.

Feb 20 11:01

FBI: Marijuana Arrests Outpace All Violent Crime

Waking Times

The war on drugs is still in full effect. A reminder came earlier this week when the FBI released new crime statistics showing a 1.6 percent increase in marijuana-related arrests in 2016 compared to 2015.

Feb 20 03:24

WHY HAYLEY MILLS QUIT CHEMOTHERAPY AS SHE BATTLED BREAST CANCER

“It made me feel awful…I was more frightened of the chemo than the cancer…I could feel it (the chemo) draining me and killing me. I felt I was dying”

Four years later from that traumatic time, she explained how, despite turning down chemo, she is happy and cancer-free. Hayley, now 66, credits her survival to the alternative treatments she used to heal her body. She changed her diet and cut out foods that “feeds the cancer” including sugar, dairy and acid creating foods. And she also embarked on a serious course of exercise and meditation.

Feb 19 19:17

Plastic Microbeads Banned in the U.K. but Your Products May Still Have Them

Waking Times

It can be quite surprising to find out that your facial scrub, body wash or toothpaste contain thousands of tiny plastic microbeads. What’s even more appalling is the fact that thousands of tons of these microbeads end up in the ocean every year. Because of this staggering impact on our waterways and oceans, the U.K. has joined the U.S. in a ban of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products.

Feb 19 05:26

Exposing Psychiatry as a Fraud from Top to Bottom

Waking Times

This article contains far more evidence that psychiatry is a highly dangerous fraud.

Feb 19 05:25

Research Finds Male Infertility May be One of the Side Effects of Ibuprofen

Waking Times

A team of Danish and French researchers have found that ibuprofen may be one of the culprits responsible for male infertility. The study showed that daily intake of the drug creates a hormonal condition associated with impaired fertility, depression and increased risk of cardiovascular events.

Feb 18 09:18

INCENTIVES MATTER: AFTER BACK SURGERY, A ROUTINE URINE TEST RESULTED IN A $17,800 BILL THE PATIENT WAS EXPECTED TO PAY

At a followup visit a year after Elizabeth Moreno had a disk removed to successfully treat her crippling pain, her doctor asked her to leave a urine sample; a few months later, Sunset Labs LLC of Houston sent her a bill for $17,800.

Moreno's doctor had seemingly ordered the urine test to ensure that she hadn't abused her post-operative opioid pain medication, but he didn't just order tests for opioids: he also asked the lab to check for indicators of "cocaine, methadone, anti-anxiety drugs and several other drugs she had never heard of" including amphetamines and PCP.

Those unnecessary tests could certainly raise the price on a simple urine test, but it gets worse because of Sunset Labs' crazy price-gouging: the amphetamine test was $1,700 and the PCP test was $425. The lab also charged an eye-popping $850 for a pair of simple tests meant to detect tampering with the sample.

Feb 18 08:38

EMPLOYEES: Jeff Bezos Is Ruining Whole Food's Quality

Feb 17 20:15

Pig in Australia Steals 18 Beers from Campers, Gets Drunk, Fights Cow

Forget crocodiles and snakes, the real animal threat in Australia is wild pigs. At least if you’re camping.

Feb 17 09:15

New Utah Law Would Expand Raw Milk Sales From Farms and Markets to Mobile Trucks

By Michael Maharrey

Yesterday, a Utah Senate committee passed a bill would expand raw milk sales in the state. Passage into law would take an important step toward rejecting a federal prohibition scheme in effect.

...The proposed law would also allow licensed producers to sell raw milk from a mobile refrigerated truck where the raw milk is maintained at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or a lower temperature...

Feb 16 16:32

What Is Ethereum In 3 Minutes! Stone Crypto


Published on Feb 16, 2018**Disclaimer** - None of this information in this video is financial advice and should not be taken as financial advice. Merely my thoughts and experiences that I've summed up.

In this video I go over whatis Ethereum in 3 minutes!

Shout out to Wy, from the DigiPulse community Telegram group for putting the below information together.

Feb 16 14:39

#PillarDemo LIVE Meeting - February - 16th Pillar Project


Watch the demo of token wallet as a work in progress. This is our chance to show our community how it's going by giving our first real demo of a working wallet.

https://pillarproject.io/

Feb 16 09:34

What’s Wrong with Modern Wheat?

Waking Times

Considering the high rate of wheat consumption, one wouldn’t suspect that the wheat industry has created a massive problem. Yet, looking at the facts surrounding this industry and this food source will give you pause.

Feb 16 07:27

France to toughen stance on planned obsolescence of goods

The French government is considering whether to up its fight against the preplanned obsolescence of electronic goods and home appliances by introducing a “lifetime” index label on such products to alert customers of their durability.

France’s government is contemplating whether to introduce a measure that would see all electronic goods and home appliances sold in the country carry labels that inform the general public of the products’ actual lifespan.

The stickers would take the shape of a colour index similar to those found on energy consumption labels on household appliances like washing machines. Each product will get a grade from 1 to 10, rated for its build quality, repairability and durability.

If the measure is approved, it will be voluntary from 2020 onwards and then made mandatory, Secretary of State to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Brune Poirson is reported as saying by Le Parisien.

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Feb 15 16:34

Bitcoin Whitepaper: A Beginner’s Guide

September 15, 2017

The Bitcoin whitepaper, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System, was published in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto.

Bitcoin is revolutionizing the $1.8 trillion global payments industry and people around the world are rethinking the meaning of their money. Moreover, the underlying technology and network that process Bitcoin transactions, known as blockchain, is transforming industries as varied as banking, farming, logistics, healthcare, elections and manufacturing, to name a few.

Feb 15 16:20

Why | Pillar - Pillar Project

Pillar Project
Published on Jan 25, 2018
We want people around the world to take back control of their personal data. We want to empower us all with Pillar Wallet.

Learn more at https://pillarproject.io/jobs
The 'Grey' Paper: https://medium.com/@pullnews/the-pillar-project-gray-paper-d252be1dc74c

Feb 15 16:08

Ron Paul: Bitcoin vs. The Fed - Naomi Brockwell

Published on Feb 10, 2018 - At the Satoshi Roundtable in Cancun this year I got to sit down with the amazing Ron Paul and discuss why cryptocurrency is important. Dr Paul is a hero of the liberty movement especially because of the work he's done to spread awareness about the problems of government-controlled money and the federal reserve, so he is a huge inspiration for many of those involved with cryptocurrency. It was amazing to have him with us at the roundtable.

Huge thank you to Zap.org for helping secure the interview!

Feb 15 15:33

These Dog Foods Have Been Recalled Because They May Contain EUTHANASIA DRUGS

RECALL ALERT!!!!

These dog foods have been recalled because they may contain drugs used for euthanasia. Check the list.

Feb 15 08:45

SMART METER COMPANY LANDIS+GYR NOW USING COPYRIGHT TO TRY TO HIDE PUBLIC RECORDS

Back in 2016 we wrote about how Landis+Gyr, a large multinational company owned by Toshiba, completely freaked out when it discovered that documents about its smart energy meters, which the city of Seattle had contracted to use, were subject to a FOIA request. As we noted, Landis+Gyr went legal and did so in perhaps the nuttiest way possible. First it demanded the documents be taken down from Muckrock -- the platform that makes it easy for journalists and others to file FOIA requests. Then it demanded that Muckrock reveal the details of anyone who might have seen the documents in question. It then sued Muckrock and somehow got a court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Muckrock for posting these public records.

Feb 14 19:20

Lab-Made Mosquitoes Released in Miami

True, Organic and Free

In January 2018, lab-bred Aedes aegypti mosquitoes carrying wolbachia bacteria were released in South Miami, Florida

Feb 14 19:16

5 Mainstream Paradigms that Drive People into Addiction

Waking Times

Society may be playing a larger role than we think. As the years press on, pop culture references drugs more than ever before. As well, virtual social identity becomes more prevalent, and more of us become slaves to acceptable vices like caffeine and sugar.

Feb 14 17:59

Apple's HomePods are leaving STAINS on wooden tables: Reviewers complain after $349 smart speakers create a white ring on their furniture

Be careful where you put your HomePod.

Apple has confirmed that its recently released smart speaker can damage wood furniture, by leaving behind a nasty white ring on the surface.

Feb 14 15:04

Southerner Sessions: 'Slavery' alone caused the Civil War

Doesn't know anything about Cannabis or American History it would seem. PC for sure though.

https://mises.org/library/lincolns-tariff-war

Jeff Sessions, a son of the South and President Trump’s attorney general, celebrated former President Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday with a blunt and bold statement that clashes with some of his fellow Alabamians and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Speaking Monday at the Union League of Philadelphia’s Annual Lincoln Day celebration, he said slavery alone was the cause of the Civil War.

Feb 13 16:05

Even underpaid Foxconn workers are losing their jobs to robots

Chinese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn plans to slash more than 10,000 jobs this year as part of an aggressive robot takeover. Innolux, Foxconn’s LCD-display arm is said to bear the brunt of the lost jobs. According to Honorary Chairman Tuan Hsing-Chien:

We will reduce our total workforce to less than 50,000 people by the end of this year, from the 60,000 staff at the end of 2017.

This just days after Foxconn Chairmain Terry Gou reported the company would invest some $342 million into processes and equipment to make better use of artificial intelligence in its manufacturing process.

Feb 13 16:00

Blockchain tokens and ICOs: An open letter to the SEC

Web pioneer, author, and serial entrepreneur David Siegel challenges the SEC's stance on digital currencies and consideration of tokens as securities.

By David Siegel
Updated February 5, 2018 10:38 GMT

The goal of the SEC is to keep retail investors safe. On January 25th, Jay Clayton of the SEC and J. Christopher Giancarlo of the CFTC published an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal (ungated here), in which they wrote:

...

Feb 13 09:41

It’s All Fun and Games Until Your Wireless Products Malfunction, Catch Fire or Explode – Apple AirPods The Latest

By B.N. Frank

As James Colon was listening to a dance mix at an LA Fitness Tampa Bay, the right earbud of his Apple AirPods started to smoke.

He took it out of his ear, placed it on some workout equipment, and went for help. When he came back, it was charred and blown to bits...

Feb 13 09:02

INTERNET USERS SPOKE UP TO KEEP SAFE HARBORS SAFE

SOURCE: EFF
Today, we delivered a petition to the U.S. Copyright Office to keep copyright’s safe harbors safe. We asked the Copyright Office to remove a bureaucratic requirement that could cause websites and Internet services to lose protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). And we asked them to help keep Congress from replacing the DMCA safe harbor with a mandatory filtering law. Internet users from all over the U.S. and beyond added their voices to our petition.

Under current law, the owners of websites and online services can be protected from monetary liability when their users are accused of infringing copyright through the DMCA “safe harbors.” In order to take advantage of these safe harbors, owners must meet many requirements, including participating in the notorious notice-and-takedown procedure for allegedly infringing content. They also must register an agent—someone who can respond to takedown requests—with the Copyright Office.

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To other independent blogs out there, please; keep aware of the ever-changing nature of these laws on the net, engineered to destroy the independent media, and keep us from telling the truth as we see it.

Feb 12 19:31

Hundreds of Scientists Tell the World That the GMO and Cancer Link is Real

True, Organic and Free

Anytime a peer-reviewed publication reveals something startling that could literally shut down an entire industry, it seems to be retracted. This is a big problem

Feb 11 18:38

Big Pharma is Developing Drugs in Edible, QR Code Form

Waking Times

The next generation of big brother pharmaceuticals is on its way.

Feb 11 18:36

OUTED: DuPont Covered Up the Health Risks of Teflon

True, Organic and Free

DuPont’s toxic legacy has left a trail around the United States — with some of the most visible harm taking place in the Midwest and along the Mississippi River. The after-effects of teflon production are so profound that a whole region of the country is dubbed “Cancer Alley.”

Feb 10 16:42

Report Reveals Harmful Chemicals in Feminine Hygiene Products AND Which Companies Still Use Them

Waking Times

Women are unknowingly exposed to numerous possible chemicals in feminine hygiene products.

Feb 10 12:06

HOW CREEPY IS YOUR SMART HOME? REALLY, VERY CREEPY

One journalist went all-in on connecting her apartment to the internet, but her experiences might make you think twice about doing the same

Feb 10 10:21

Wow, MIND-BLOWING: Florida Man gets an earful from 'exploding Apple AirPod' bud

A Florida man claims one of his Apple AirPods blew up as he worked out at the gym.

Jason Colon, of Tampa, said on Thursday he noticed white smoke coming out of the painfully trendy headphone bud, set the gizmo down on his workout machine, and went off to get an LA Fitness staffer for help. When he came back, Colon says, one of the pods had ruptured and was a charred mess.

"I don’t know what would’ve happened to my ear,” he told US East Coast news station WFLA. “But I’m sure since it hangs down, it could’ve been [my] ear lobe.”

Apple did not respond to a request for comment on the matter.

Feb 09 15:53

Is YOUR smart TV at risk of being hacked? Consumer Reports warns MILLIONS of Samsung and Roku devices have 'easy-to-find security flaws'

Millions of popular smart TVs can be easily controlled by hackers, product review magazine Consumer Reports has found.

Unsophisticated hackers can easily access smart TVs and play graphic content, turn up the volume and change channels on them.

They can do this over the web from the comfort of their own home, which could be thousands of miles away, according to the experts.

The findings detailed which products are the most vulnerable to hacking, including devices from Samsung and TCL.

Feb 09 12:22

Trump Administration to Test Biometric Program to Scan Faces of Drivers and Passengers in Vehicles

True, Organic and Free

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is preparing to launch a pilot program to scan the faces of drivers and passengers at Anzalduas Port near McAllen, Texas.

Feb 09 12:18

5 Cannabis Research Findings that Should’ve Been on the Front Page

Waking Times

Here are five examples of cannabis research that warrant our attention.

Feb 08 12:06

Heather Wagenhals – New Scams for a New Year

Heather Wagenhals returns… Car scams are all the rage these days. Scammers get you to wire money for a car that they’ve advertised.

Feb 07 20:32

KEY IPHONE SOURCE CODE GETS POSTED ONLINE IN 'BIGGEST LEAK IN HISTORY'

Someone just posted what experts say is the source code for a core component of the iPhone’s operating system on GitHub, which could pave the way for hackers and security researchers to find vulnerabilities in iOS and make iPhone jailbreaks easier to achieve.

Feb 07 11:44

Flu Vaccine BOMBSHELL: 630% More “Aerosolized Flu Virus Particles” Emitted by People Who Received Flu Shots… Flu Vaccines Actually SPREAD the Flu

True, Organic and Free

A bombshell new scientific study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) finds that people who receive flu shots emit 630% more flu virus particles into the air,compared to non-vaccinated individuals. In effect, this finding documents evidence that flu vaccines spread the flu, and that so-called “herd immunity” is a medical hoax because “the herd” is actually transformed into carriers and spreaders of influenza.

Feb 07 09:24

Show Me The Money! How Much Telecom Companies Donated To Your Elected Officials May Determine If You Get Small Cell Towers All Over Your Neighborhood

By B.N. Frank

The Verge published an article in December 2017 regarding net neutrality. In it included several tables and pie charts which include how much U.S. elected officials received in donations from telecom and ISP companies.

"… the industry’s attempt to gain favor with lawmakers is not partisan. Entrenched telecommunications companies liberally spread money and attention to everyone who holds office. Sometimes that influence comes in the form of lavish parties with Olympic athletes and lobbyists, but consistently it comes in the form of contributions to campaigns."

Wow. Let the good times roll!

Telecom companies seem to have no shortage of cash – or influence...

Feb 06 12:12

Split From Paypal Will Enable eBay to Begin Accepting Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies

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Internet giant eBay made headlines this week over its decision to drop Paypal as a payment processor on its site.

Feb 06 10:21

BIG PHARMA MAKES MILLIONS SELLING DODGY ANTIBIOTICS IN INDIA FUELING SUPERBUGS

In August of 2016, doctors in Washoe County, Nevada, found that one of their patients couldn’t shake a bad bacterial infection. The infection had likely taken hold years before while the local woman was on an extended visit to India. There, she had undergone multiple hospitalizations and surgery for a leg injury and developed a bone infection. By the time she got back to Nevada, the infection had spread.

Feb 05 13:46

Dengue Vaccine Pulled After It May Be Connected To The Deaths Of 14 Children

By Aaron Kesel

The Philippines stated on Friday that the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia may be connected to three deaths in the country, according to a government-ordered inquiry, and that the drug is not ready for mass immunization.

Sanofi the drug maker revealed in November that Dengvaxia – the world’s first dengue vaccine – might increase the risk of severe disease in people who had never been exposed to the virus. This news aroused an uproar in the Philippines, where more than 800,000 school-age children had been vaccinated with the drug in 2016 alone...

Feb 05 10:33

The £999 phone you CAN'T answer: Apple says it is looking into reports of an ongoing glitch that causes nothing to appear on an iPhone X screen when it rings

Apple says it is 'looking into' reports that some iPhone X users can't answer incoming calls.

According to the reports, £999 ($999) handsets with the bug begin ringing when an incoming call takes place.

However the screen does not turn on for a short period of time - sometimes longer than 10 seconds.

The problem prevents iPhone X users from selecting the Accept or Decline buttons to take or reject a call.

Feb 04 13:55

State Officials Forced To Pay Millions For Humiliating Anti-Vaccine Doctor

Seven years ago, the Maryland Board of Physicians suspended the medical license of then Dr. Mark Geier. Geier had been on mainstream medicine’s grievance list for some time due to his belief that vaccines may cause autism. Geier was officially suspended by the board due to “treating autistic children with a drug considered dangerous for young people and not known to alleviate symptoms of the disorder.” ...Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Ronald B. Rubin feels strongly that the Geiers are in the right and has ruled against the officials to a tune of 2.5 million in awarded damages. Judge Rubin justified his decision citing a severe breach in medical privacy.

Feb 04 10:19

YES, SERIOUSLY: NESTLÉ EXECUTIVE CONFIRMED TO SEAT ON MAINE BOARD OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

As if Mainers needed evidence their state government prefers corporate interests over the will of the people, Governor Paul LePage horrified residents already infuriated over the company’s Poland Spring bottling operations by nominating none other than Nestlé Natural Resource Manager Mark Dubois — deemed “Nestlé Waters’ public face in Maine” by local media — for a spot on Maine’s Environmental Protection Board, which the Republican-held legislature subsequently confirmed on January 25.

Feb 04 10:04

FOOD PACKAGING CHEMICAL BPA 'FOUND IN DIGESTIVE SYSTEM OF 86% OF TEENAGERS'

A potentially hazardous chemical used in certain plastic food packaging has been found in the digestive system of 86% of teenagers who took part in a recent study.

Feb 03 13:02

Budweiser Brewery Acquires Israeli Startup That Provides Bar Tap Data

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, has acquired an Israeli startup that collects data from bar taps.

The deal to buy the startup Weissbeerger, according to a Monday article in the Israeli business publication Calcalist, is worth tens of millions of dollars. Weissbeerger, based in Tel Aviv, installs a kit into a bar’s beer tap that measures the cold one’s analytics: how much is served when, along with each brew’s quality.

The tool measures the temperature and sanitation frequency of each beer, as well as keg replacement rate. It suggests promotions for bars based on their sales data.

(*Making Budweiser American Again !)

Feb 03 07:59

PHARMA CO HAS LICENSE SUSPENDED AS VACCINE BLAMED FOR STERILIZATION OF 500,000 WOMEN & CHILDREN

A state-sponsored forced sterilization on a massive scale has allegedly taken place in Africa according to opposition leaders and the public who are railing against the government. An industrial pharmaceutical laboratory has since had its license suspended by the Kenya Accreditation Service as a result of the controversy.

Feb 02 15:10

Lawsuit Exposes Internet Giant’s Internal Culture of Intolerance

“It’s good to be periodically reminded, given how popular Dilbert is amongst us geek-folk, that the creator of Dilbert is…a paranoid sexist dickbag” (Exhibit 50)

Also: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/959535412598337536

Feb 01 11:13

Oil Resumes Climb on U.S. Gasoline Demand

Oil prices rose Thursday after an unexpected fall in U.S. gasoline stocks amid strong demand, although the country’s growing crude output helped keep a lid on the increase.

Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.9% to $69.54 a barrel on London’s ICE Futures exchange. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate futures were trading up 0.9% at $65.28 a barrel.

Feb 01 09:57

Thriving high school football star, 16, commits suicide after taking Tamiflu - and his family blames the medication

A 16-year-old boy has committed suicide days after being prescribed Tamiflu to treat his influenza.

Charlie Harp, a high school football player and wrestler from Franklin Township, Indiana, was thriving socially and academically when he fell ill last Thursday, his family said.

But within 24 hours of starting medication, his aunt and uncle, who were also his guardians, found him dead in the garage - and his family believe it was the drugs that drove him to suicide.

While Tamiflu manufacturer Roche insists side effects are not fatal, this story is the latest in a slew of accounts of children hallucinating or attempting suicide after being prescribed the influenza-fighting medication.

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