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Apr 27 08:44

More bad news for the iPhone X: Samsung warns of 'slow' demand for OLED screens used in Apple's pricey device

One of Apple's top suppliers has given rise to fresh concerns about disappointing iPhone X sales.

Samsung warned in its latest quarterly earnings report that it saw 'slow' demand for its flexible organic LED screens, which hints at less than stellar sales of the iPhone X.

Apr 26 09:28

Nanoparticles polluting vaccines - Stefano Montanari & Antonietta Gatti

Two italian researchers have found nanoparticles are polluting almost all vaccines. The small size of these particles allow them to enter our cells and have a permanent inflammatory effect. Mrs Gatti was about to testify in parliament enquiry on vaccine damages of italian military courses but both researches have been raided by police and all their material has been taken away

Apr 26 08:28

Scientists Raided After Discovering Dangerous Nanoparticle Contaminants in Common Vaccines

In an unabated attack on vaccine science and public health, two world renowned scientists who discovered contaminants in common vaccines have recently had their home raided and much of the documentation of their findings confiscated.

Apr 26 08:26

Most Bottled Water Contaminated With Microplastics

Plastic has become an incredibly harmful convenience, now threatening environmental and human health alike, and in more ways than one.

Apr 26 05:08

LONG-TERM ANTIDEPRESSANT USE LINKED TO HIGHER DEMENTIA RISK

Antidepressants may significantly increase the risk of developing dementia, experts have warned. A major new study, published in the British Medical Journal, found a “robust link” between the degenerative disease and the medication, even when taken up to 20 years before a diagnosis.

Apr 25 14:42

HOMELAND SECURITY FACIAL PASSENGER SCANS FOR U.S. AIRPORTS MAY GO NATIONWIDE

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has processed travelers with facial recognition scans at many U.S. airports, part of pilot programs during the past year that the government now believes it’s ready to roll out nationwide. That’s the view of Isabel Hill, director of the National Travel & Tourism Office, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, who spoke at the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Wednesday about the future of secure and seamless travel.

Apr 25 14:41

AFTER TOO MANY SHOTS MISSED, FALL RIVER, MASS., ENDS DEAL WITH SHOTSPOTTER

The Fall River, Mass., Police Department and ShotSpotter, the $120,000-a-year gunshot detection system, have officially parted ways. The California-based company decided it could no longer offer its service to the city for free after police and administration officials balked at funding a system that they said worked less than 50 percent of the time and even missed all seven shots that were fired when a man was killed two months ago in downtown Fall River.

Apr 25 09:01

Why Farmed Salmon Is One Of The Most Toxic Things You Can Put In Your Body

There’s no denying that it contains many essential omega 3’s which are known to be good for your brain, many consider fish ‘brain food’ because of how essential these nutrients are for brain health. Unfortunately, farmed fish, particularly salmon and tilapia, are doing more harm than good and as awareness grows, many experts are now claiming for farmed fish to be one of the most toxic foods in the world.

Apr 25 08:29

Find out if your doctor is on the take with just two clicks

A long-time editor of a prestigious medical journal started his editorial on physicians’ conflicts of interest by describing a fantasy: “Doctors treat patients using simply the best evidence and their experience. They are not influenced by money or self-interest.”

“This is, of course, nonsense,” he wrote. There is a reason “pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars on the influencing, education, and entertainment of doctors around the world.”

Apr 25 07:40

Pillar Project Governance Call


(yup, thats me in that bunch ;D )
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Apr 24 17:43

Cognitive Benefits of Meditation Last for at Least Seven Years, Study Reveals

There’s a growing body of scientific evidence that confirms the many benefits of meditation. These include improved cognitive function, stronger immune system, and lower stress and anxiety. Now, for the first time, scientists have discovered just how long we can expect some of these benefits to persist.

Apr 24 17:38

Facebook Teams Up with Shady DARPA Exec to Scan Your Brain and Augment Your Reality

In light of the recent Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook is quickly becoming one of the world’s least trusted companies. A survey from the Ponemon Institute, a research group focused on data privacy and information security, shows that trust in Facebook has fallen 66 percent to where now only 28 percent of users believe the company is “committed to privacy.”

Apr 24 09:06

Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Also Lead To Diabetes and Obesity

By Natasha Longo

Increased awareness of the health consequences of eating too much sugar has fueled a dramatic uptick in the consumption of zero-calorie artificial sweeteners in recent decades. However, new research finds sugar replacements can also cause health changes that are linked with diabetes and obesity, suggesting that switching from regular to diet soda may be a case of ‘out of the frying pan, into the fire.’...

Apr 24 08:09

Will the iPhone X be Apple’s downfall? Mobile manufacturers’ slowing sales are a ‘bad omen’ for the firm as high-end handsets fail to attract customers

Signs that the iPhone X has been poorly received by consumers continue to pour in, as analysts warn slowing sales for its manufacturers are a bad omen.

Apple's five largest assemblers for the high-end smartphone have reported a sharp downturn in revenue in the first quarter of 2018.

This suggests that demand for the 10th anniversary handset has petered out just one financial quarter after its release.

Apr 23 11:31

APPLE SUED AN INDEPENDENT NORWEGIAN REPAIR SHOP IN BID TO MONOPOLIZE REPAIR -- AND LOST

Apple's efforts in particular to monopolize repair run deep. The company has worked alongside the Department of Homeland Security and ICE to seize counterfeit parts in the United States and raid shops of independent iPhone repair professionals. FOIA efforts to obtain details on just how deeply rooted Apple is in ICE's "Operation Chain Reaction" have been rejected. The efforts to "combat counterfeit goods" often obscures what this is really about for Apple: protecting a lucrative repair monopoly and thwarting anybody that might dare repair Apple devices for less money.

And Apple's efforts on this front are a decidedly global affair. More recently, Apple has been harassing an independent repair shop owner in Norway named Henrik Huseby. After Norway customs officials seized a shipment of 63 iPhone 6 and 6S replacement screens on their way to Huseby's repair shop, Apple threatened to sue the store owner unless they agreed to stop using aftermarket screens and pay a hefty settlement:

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Good on this guy!!

Apr 23 08:15

Quitting a Bad Habit: Germany to Massively Restrict Monsanto Weedkiller

On Tuesday, German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner announced that legislation is being drafted to end the use of glyphosate in the country’s home gardens, parks and sports facilities.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in agricultural giant Monsanto's Roundup product, is used to kill weeds. In Germany, an estimated 40 percent of all crop-growing land is treated with the toxic chemical.

The German minister is also planning on establishing additional restrictions for the use of glyphosate in agriculture, except in areas that easily erode and cannot be exposed to heavy machinery.

Apr 22 09:38

iPhone X is dead as consumers turn their backs on pricey smartphones – analyst

Apple is likely to stop producing iPhone X smartphones, according to Mirabaud analyst Neil Campling. The oversupply of chips and high prices are the reason, he says.

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The record inventories at TSMC show that Apple will not be producing more iPhone X models next year, the analyst said. "With the declines in iPhone X orders and the inventory issue at TSMC at record highs, which basically reflect a need to burn off inventory. Why? Because the iPhone X is dead," Campling wrote, as quoted by the media.

"The simple problem with X is that it is too expensive. Consumers are turning their backs on high-priced smartphones," he said. The device typically costs $999.

Apr 21 16:56

Feature in Apple’s latest software update is reportedly causing grief for iPhone 8 owners

A NEW feature in Apple’s latest iPhone software update is rendering certain phones unusable.

Apple released iOS 11.3 at the very end of March, and the update is reportedly killing touch functionality in iPhone 8s that have been repaired with third party screens.

So people who have managed to already break their iPhone 8 screen and went the cheaper route of getting it fixed by a non verified Apple repair shop are now at risk of having a useless phone.

Apr 21 08:57

The Economy Is Cooked

Of course, those paying attention to the data already knew this. Our politicians and central planers have been peddling to us the fantasy that the global economy is strengthening, finally ready to fire on all cylinders after nearly ten years of dependence on monetary stimulus. That just ain't so.

Apr 21 08:48

Mass Shootings May Be Linked To Psychotropic Drug Use

Zoloft, Lexapro and Prozac have all become household names, generating billions of dollars each year for the pharmaceutical companies that produce them. But why will no one talk about the effect they are they having on the nation’s psychology?

“Why does it always seem that the shooter in these type of mass killings has been on some sort of psychotropic drugs?” asks former Texas Congressman Ron Paul. “Why is it no one is questioning these medications? All of which come with labels warning of horrific side effects. Perhaps one reason they are ignored is that the pharmaceutical industry spends billions each year lobbying congress.”

Mania, suicidal thoughts and dangerous impulses are all common side effects of these medications. With one in six Americans taking these mind-altering drugs, the link between medication and the rise of abhorrent behavior in our nation has yet to be properly investigated.

Apr 21 08:44

'Do NOT eat romaine lettuce,' CDC warns - as an expert explains why the fields where the leaf is grown in winter could be contaminated with E. coli for YEARS

This month alone, 53 Americans have been sickened by E. coli linked to romaine lettuce, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The agency issued a foreboding warning to anyone who had purchased any romaine, or lettuce that might be romaine if it could have been grown in Western Arizona: 'throw it away.'

This outbreak is particularly dangerous because it involves a strain of the bacteria that produces the potentially deadly Shiga toxin.

A food product safety expert told Daily Mail Online that the romaine contamination is to be taken seriously - and the ground where 90 percent of winter lettuce grows could be toxic for years.

Apr 20 17:30

New Study Warns that Processed Sugar Consumption May be Dumbing Down Young Children

In and of itself, that’s a lot of bad press, but a new study serves as a warning to pregnant women and new mothers, suggesting that sugar may actually be to blame for poor childhood cognition. That’s right, sugar consumption may be dumbing down children, negatively affecting cognitive abilities and speech functions.

Apr 20 14:02

The Regulated States of America: Occupational Licensing Gone Wild

The United States is far from the land of the free these days. The governments in state capitols and Washington DC have confiscated our rights and are selling them back to us.

Apr 20 10:49

''7 Days In Entebbe,' Film About Israeli Hostage Rescue, Is Actually Worth Seeing

I had seen the trailer twice at theatres, and it mentioned "the plight of the Palestinian people" while showing a hijacked airline, so it caught my attention. I already knew that Netanyahu's older brother was the only soldier killed in the raid to rescue the hostages in 1976. The rescue took place in Uganda while this country celebrated our 200th anniversary, on July 4, 1976. I fully expected this movie to be a propaganda piece, but was very pleasantly surprised. Very good acting and the Jewish director, who consulted with many who were actually involved in the rescue, presents an accurate historical recount of events, as well as examines the opinions of the "terrorists" on the struggle between Palestine & Israel. For that reason alone, this film deserves our patronage.

Apr 20 09:29

Trump Puts his Logo on the Military-Industrial Complex, Sets Up US Arms Sales with Syria Demo

Trump’s bid to increase U.S. arms sales, by using the Syria strikes as a PR blitz to show the effectiveness of U.S.-made weapons, is just the latest action taken by the president to cement his role as America’s top arms dealer

WASHINGTON – The week after the U.S., along with the U.K. and France, launched unilateral strikes against the Syrian government, the Trump administration is rolling out a “Buy American” weapons-selling initiative aimed at allowing other nations to buy even more weapons from U.S.-based arms manufacturers. According to Reuters, the initiative, set to be announced today, will speed up the approval of arms deals to U.S. allies and will call for members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet, as well as the president himself, to act as “closers” in major arms deals and salesmen for U.S. weapons companies at international air shows and weapons showcases.

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Apr 20 08:03

911 operator gets jail time for hanging up on callers: ‘Ain’t nobody got time for this’

Affirmative action in action.

HOUSTON — If Creshenda Williams didn't have time then, she surely has plenty of time now.

Williams, the former 911 operator who hung up on dozens of callers and first responders, has been sentenced to 18 months of probation with 10 days in jail. A grand jury found the 44-year-old guilty of interfering with emergency telephone calls, a misdemeanor offense, following a three-day trial that ended Wednesday.

Apr 19 14:37

Will Apple release a lineup of more affordable devices? Filings suggest firm may launch a new SE and version of the iPhone X that costs HALF the current price

Longtime Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who has correctly predicted the firm's moves in the past, believes a 6.1-inch iPhone may be on the way that has many of the same features as the iPhone X but features a cheaper price point.

Apr 19 01:14

US Debt Load Ballooning, Set To Outpace Some African Countries In 5yrs – IMF

The US debt-to-GDP ratio is projected to jump to 116.9 percent by 2023, leaving behind Italy, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In five years, the American debt burden will also be worse than some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as Mozambique or Burundi.
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The IMF says its forecasts are similar to those recently published by the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO said the US debt “is far greater than the debt in any year since just after World War II.”

The office also predicted that the debt held by the public will rise from 78 percent of GDP (or $16 trillion) at the end of 2018>>>

Apr 18 11:37

he Painful Truth About Last Year’s Failed Flu Vaccine

“…most ‘flu’ appears to have nothing to do with influenza. Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory specimens are tested across the US. Of those tested, on average 16% are found to be influenza positive.” – From the British Medical Journal editor, Peter Doshi, MD

“71 people would need to be treated with the flu vaccine to prevent one case. In other words, the flu vaccine did nothing for 70 out of 71 who received it. That means this study found the flu vaccine failed 99% (70/71).” — Dr David Brownstein

“Under ideal conditions (when the vaccine actually matches the main viruses circulating that season) you need to vaccinate 33 healthy adults to avoid one set of influenza symptoms. 33 is what is called the NNV (Number Needed to Vaccinate).” – Dr Tom Jefferson of the Cochrane Collaboration (Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2018. Feb. 1,2:CD001269)

Apr 18 09:11

Social media now being used by police and intelligence agencies to collect biometrics

Amid the ongoing Facebook/Cambridge Analytica debacle over their general surveillance and misuse of users’ private data, there is an emerging trend that is infinitely more disturbing.

Apr 18 07:59

Top 10 Things You'll Never Buy Again After Knowing How They're Made

Apr 17 10:25

NH365 110: Toxic Bras – Cancer Risks EXPOSED

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the “internet and e-mail rumors and at least one book have suggested that bras cause breast cancer by obstructing lymph flow. There is no good scientific or clinical basis for this claim, and a 2014 study of more than 1,500 women found no association between wearing a bra and breast cancer risk.”

That book they are referring to … no doubt, has everything to do with my special guest – who will expose the true connection between bras and breast cancer.

Apr 15 08:39

Future Dental Product May Cure Cavities

By Joe Battaglia

Researchers at the University of Washington have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities...

Apr 15 06:28

Massive Egg Recall: Are Your Store-bought Eggs on This List?

Is the carton of eggs in your refrigerator part of the biggest egg recall since 2010?

Rose Acre Farms has voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 eggs after 22 people became ill with salmonella after consuming their products. The eggs were delivered to grocery stores and restaurants (including Waffle House).

They are sold under numerous brand names. Check the list to see if your eggs were affected.

Apr 15 04:52

P.C.Roberts: The Trump Regime Is Insane

Is it insane to push for war with Russia, a major nuclear power?
Is it insane to threaten Russia and bring false charges against her?
Is it insane to brag about killing “hundreds of Russians”?

A normal person would answer “yes” to the three questions. So what does this tell us about Trump’s government as these insane actions are the principle practice of Trump’s government?

Does anyone doubt that Nikki Haley is insane?

Does anyone doubt that John Bolton is insane?

Does anyone doubt that Mike Pompeo is insane?

Does this mean that Trump is insane for appointing to the top positions insane people who foment war with a nuclear power?

Does this mean that Congress is insane for approving these appointments?

These are honest questions.

Assuming we avoid the Trump-promised Syrian showdown, how long before the insane Trump regime orchestrates another crisis?

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(*totally ignoring the revisitation to the deep state boloney they went back to feeding us last week as a primer to the weekend missile attack)

Apr 13 07:55

Top medical journals accused of skewing research by raking in millions of dollars in 'bribes' from drugs firms

Several of the top medical journals in the US have found to be raking in millions of dollars from pharmaceutical companies, a practice that calls the reliability of those journals into question.

Nearly two thirds of medical research in the US is underwritten by companies, totaling more than $100 billion annually.

This is potentially problematic because companies have a financial stake in study results and thus could have an incentive to publicly report results that put them in a favorable light and conceal less flattering findings.

Reports have revealed that many top medical journals may be financially motivated to publish the studies that are unfairly skewed in favor of drug firms both through printing fees and payments to journal editors.

Apr 13 06:55

Popular Android Phone Manufacturers Caught Lying About Security Updates

Android ecosystem is highly broken when it comes to security, and device manufacturers (better known as OEMs) make it even worse by not providing critical patches in time.

According to a new study, most Android vendors have been lying to users about security updates and telling customers that their smartphones are running the latest updates.

In other words, most smartphone manufacturers including big players like Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Sony, HTC, LG, and Huawei are not delivering you every critical security patch they're supposed to, a study by Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell of German security firm Security Research Labs (SRL) revealed.

Apr 13 01:35

With Latest Syria Threats, Trump Continues to Be More Confrontational Toward Russia Than Obama Was

(*So at least there's that!

And That it's Friday , but saying Thank God that it is , could prove to be premature , not only because it's the 13th , but; because The 'Doctor Donald and Mister Trump' routine , usually manifests over The Weekend! )

Apr 12 16:09

Apple has slashed production of its $350 HomePod due to 'tanking' sales, report claims

Apple's HomePod doesn't appear to be as big of a hit as the tech giant had hoped.

In January, the firm finally released its smart home speaker that was bid as a rival to the Amazon Echo and Google Home.

But by last month, Apple slashed sales forecasts for the HomePod as inventory for the device began to pile up, Bloomberg reported, citing sources close to the situation.

It also cut HomePod orders with one of its manufacturers that assembles the device for the company, Inventec, according to Bloomberg.

Making matters worse, Apple Store workers say they're selling fewer than 10 HomePods a day and that inventory continues to grow.

Apr 12 14:04

Obamacare is now so bad that nearly HALF of all Americans aren’t even going to their doctor — even when they’re sick

One of the most unforgivable failures of the Republican congressional majority is their inability and/or outright refusal to completely repeal Obamacare. 

Apr 11 18:07

You Have No Rights When It Comes To Vaccines NJ Committee Declares

Many New Jersey residents are not giving up their rights without a fight and that is precisely why the last meeting of the Assembly Health Committee devolved into chaos after the committee voted to launch an assault on individual choice.

Apr 11 18:06

The Approved Monsanto-Bayer Merger Could Spell Disaster for a Budding Cannabis Industry

After selling off enough assets to win anti-trust approval, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved a mega-merger between Monsanto and Bayer, two of the world’s leading chemical/biotech companies.

Apr 11 18:04

Cellphone Radiation Again Linked to Brain and Heart Tumors

According to the researchers cellphone radiation may indeed be a “weak” carcinogen.

Apr 11 18:03

See Which Produce Has the Most Pesticides in EWG’s 2018 Dirty Dozen List

If you want to lessen your exposure to agrochemicals, it’s best to know which produce has the most pesticides.

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