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Mar 15 14:16

TARGET LAYS OFF 1,700 — NFP is a joke: A historic monetary crisis is certain

Find out what's going on with the economy from Andy Hoffman

Mar 15 07:10

Vaccine pushers insist organics are useless, chemicals are safe, and fluoride is awesome

"Skeptics" and other educated ignorants hawk pesticide-laden foods and toxic fluoride

Mar 14 13:53

Beware of accepting Western Union money orders!

Not one easily frustrated and seldom angry, I just had a bad experience that could happen to anyone selling (or in my case, giving away) items on QRZ.com. Beware of accepting Western Union money orders!

I recently offered on QRZ.com to give away a G5RV antenna, that I no longer used, to a ham with limited space—“free, merely pay for the medium-box flat-rate shipping of $10.70.” (The fact that the item was being given away is irrelevant—it could have been a for-sale item, instead.) Several hams responded to my ad and I had to choose only one. But, I also remembered that I had a used Slinky antenna and I offered the same deal to one of the non-selected responders.

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This just now happened to me, with a donation from a supporter in Madison, Wisconsin. Bank returned it with "Refer to maker." No other explanation. I thought the whole point of a money order was that the funds were guaranteed to be there!

Is Western Union starting to cheat its customers to stay in business?

Mar 14 13:33

Did You Know a “Big U.S. Majority Favors Mandatory Vaccines”?

According to a Reuters poll recently published in the Huffington Post, 87% of America wants your right to choose whether or not you vaccinate yourself and your children to be straight up taken away from you.

You know, we aren’t even really hearing about the measles outbreak that led to all this fear and calls for mass mandatory vaccinations anymore, just by the way...

Mar 14 11:47

Obama Administration considers independent journalists to be ‘enemies of the state,’ warn reporters

Attkisson's accusations before the Senate Judiciary Committee were akin to those made in her 2014 book Stonewalled, in which she detailed how the Obama Administration

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Mar 14 09:37

Jodie’s Story A Little Girl Lost After Illegally Given an Untested 8-in-1 Vaccine

The Marchants share with us what happened after they took their one year-old daughter to the doctor, only agreeing for the MMR while refusing all other vaccines. They were completely shocked when they found out their baby Jodie was given an illegal, untested 8-in-1 vaccine concoction, deliberately mixed in one syringe, which destroyed their daughter.

Mar 14 08:19

US, UK, and China battle over which bank gets to exploit Third World

US officials are currently in an uproar over the United Kingdom’s decision to become a founding member of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. This is a decision that forecasts a massive change in the world economy. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is setting itself up to be direct competition to the World Bank and IMF. These two little known institutions truly cement the West as the dominant powers in the world. The policies of the new bank will be in direct opposition to those of the World Bank.

Mar 14 07:59

Few Notice The Supreme Court Just Ruled Police Don’t Need a Warrant To Search Your Trash Cans

Sound law enforcement be allowed to search your garbage without a warrant? For decades it has been debated, and the largely agreed-upon answer was that they do. But recently, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a person should not expect privacy when it comes to the contents of a garbage container. Once the trash can or recycling bin is placed outside, the Court ruled that police no longer need a warrant to search i

Mar 14 07:31

Obama Bails Out Oil Industry at the Expense of Consumers

Oil industry lobbyists must have been working the government over for months. The price of oil has plunged nearly 60% since June. Smaller oil companies are going bankrupt. Larger ones are bleeding. Energy junk-bondholders are getting massacred. Wall Street is fretting about losing the fees. Banks are worried about their energy loans. Venezuela is falling apart and is going to default. Russia is careening in the wrong direction. Kern County, the oil capital of California, declared a “fiscal emergency.”

Mar 14 07:15

Facebook Removes Emoji ‘I Feel Fat’

More than 16,000 signatures were collected to remove emoji contrversial.
Besides emoticons expressing optimism, happiness, despair or annoyance to other emotions that are in the list that Facebook provides to express moods, it also adds “feeling fat“.

Facebook decided to replace this emoticon by one whose message is “I feel full” after complaints from “Bodies in Peril”, an organization that promotes respect for diversity body.

http://whatisusa.info/facebook-removes-emoji-i-feel-fat/

Mar 14 06:55

Report Says UK Citizens Must Give Up Right To Privacy Because 'Terrorism', Reveals Huge Secret Government Databases

As Techdirt has noted previously, the UK body nominally responsible for overseeing the intelligence services, the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC), does little more than rubber-stamp what has taken place. The new ISC report "Privacy and Security: A modern and transparent legal framework" (pdf) is more of the same.

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Mar 13 20:23

California’s Big Water Plans; The End of Private Water Rights?

Drought-stricken California, which just had its driest January ever recorded, smashed another dismal record last month: the hottest February. This will be the 5th year in a row of historic drought in California, breaking a 120 year old record. California is the largest populated state in the country. One out of eight Americans reside in sunny, warming, no rain, CA. Our economy is recognized as the 8th largest in the world with Central Valley farmers producing some 42% of the nations food supplies for decades.

Mar 13 11:18

US Launched A Program In Six Cities To Reduce Racial Prejudice

Eric Holder

Six cities will participate in a federal pilot program aimed at reducing racial prejudice and improve links between the authorities and the community, said Thursday Attorney General Eric Holder.

Selected cities are Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Indiana; Stockton, California; Birmingham, Alabama; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

http://whatisusa.info/us-launched-a-program-in-six-cities-to-reduce-ra...

Mar 13 10:58

RETIRED ADMIRAL: MICHELLE O’S SCHOOL LUNCH RULES NEEDED FOR ‘NATIONAL SECURITY’

RETIRED ADMIRAL: MICHELLE O’S SCHOOL LUNCH RULES NEEDED FOR ‘NATIONAL SECURITY’
As schools across the country continue to struggle to comply with food restrictions championed by first lady Michelle Obama, supporters of the federal regulations are reframing the issue as one of national security. Retired rear admiral Casey Coane recently wrote in to The Hillto make the case for why school food restrictions on fat, sugar, salt, calories and other nutritional aspects are necessary to keep our country safe.

Mar 13 10:51

AFTER FIRST LAB-GROWN BURGER, TEST-TUBE CHICKEN IS NEXT ON MENU

Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Professor Amit Gefen, a bioengineer at Tel Aviv University, has begun a year-long feasibility study into manufacturing chicken in a lab, funded by a non-profit group called the Modern Agriculture Foundation which hopes "cultured meat" will one day replace the raising of animals for slaughter

Mar 13 07:01

Here’s Everything That’s Wrong With Cable and Satellite TV Bills

This week, the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against the satellite pay TV provider DirecTV, alleging deceptive advertising. The FTC charges that DirecTV violated the FTC Act in many instances by failing to clearly and prominently disclose various “gotchas” in subscriber contracts, including that customers are locked into services for two years, and that an extra fee for premium channels kicks in automatically unless subscribers proactively cancel the option.

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Mar 12 11:59

UK Spy Agencies Seek Single Law to OK Data Collection of ‘Privileged’ Conversations

Is it OK to listen in on private conversations between a lawyer and a defendant on trial for a serious crime? What about sifting through the communications of an entire country, or even continent, in pursuit of a wanted criminal or terrorist?

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Mar 12 10:50

Why I Don't Want An Apple Watch (And It's Not Battery Life)

The reason I don't want an Apple Watch has nothing to do with its look, functionality, price or battery life. The reason I have no interest in an Apple Watch (or any of its competitors) is I can't afford to be connected to a device that destroys my productivity with an endless stream of chirps, beeps, buzzes or vibrations every time an email, tweet, text, etc. arrives.

Stated very simply: the Apple Watch, like every other enslaving you to the network device, is a productivity destroyer.

Mar 12 10:43

Major fast food chains are dropping sodas from their kids meals

Since the start of the year, a number of major fast food chains have announced that they will be removing soda as an option from their kids meals

Mar 12 10:24

Cutting to the chase when choosing an ax for self-reliance

I, an incurable Ax Junkie, hereby nominate the man or woman responsible for hafting a stone to the end of a stick as the first inductee in the Tool-User Hall of Fame

Mar 12 09:27

KASPERSKY CLAIMS TO HAVE FOUND NSA'S 'SPACE STATION MALWARE'

"The architecture of the whole framework resembles a mini-operating system with kernel-mode and user-mode components carefully interacting with each other via a custom message-passing interface."?

Kaspersky malware probers have uncovered a new 'operating system'-like platform that was developed and used by the National Security Agency (NSA) in its Equation spying arsenal.

The EquationDrug or Equestre platform is used to deploy 116 modules to target computers that can siphon data and spy on victims.

Mar 12 07:09

Putting Measles into Proper Perspective—According to the Facts

by Catherine J. Frompovich

Just WHAT are the facts regarding measles? readers may be asking.

Here is the documented evidence...

Mar 12 01:29

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth—How GMOs Took Over the Food Supply

Genetically manipulated foods may be one of the most serious threats not only to our environment but to the health and very survival of future generations. Typically, the blame for the promulgation of genetic engineering of our food is placed on chemical companies.

But there’s actually a hidden back story to how genetically engineered foods were able to reach millions of dinner tables.

Steven Druker, who you may not be aware of, is the attorney who filed a lawsuit in the late ’90s challenging the most important action the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken in this area: its presumption that genetically engineered (GE) foods are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) and can enter the market without a shred of safety testing.

Mar 12 01:27

Imaging of the Brain on LSD in Search of Cure for Behavioral Disorders

Video - In this video, Professor David Nutt, Dr. Robert Carhart-Harris and Director Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation Research Programme explain the possibilities of how LSD’s effect on the brain can be used to help people with obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, and similar conditions.

If you are interested in supporting these researchers in understanding the brain on LSD, you can donate to their crowd-funding campaign here: www.walacea.com/campaigns/lsd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiQNdYqboYM

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Mar 11 15:56

Former SEC Director Warns Against Automated and Secretive Market “Rigged Against Retail Investors”

The former director of the SEC, John Ramsay, has stepped out to warn that market is rigged, and that the system is headed for a major correction “one way or another.”

Today’s financial ‘ecosystem’ is a set up for unfair advantage to those playing a game controlled by high frequency trading (run by automated computer algorithms) and secret ‘dark pool’ investors, as Ramsay sees it.

Mar 11 15:28

The Last, Great Run For The U.S. Dollar, The Death Of The Euro And 74 Trillion In Currency Derivatives At Risk

Are we on the verge of an unprecedented global currency crisis? On Tuesday, the euro briefly fell below $1.07 for the first time in almost a dozen years. And the U.S. dollar continues to surge against almost every other major global currency. The U.S. dollar index has now risen an astounding 23 percent in just the last eight months. That is the fastest pace that the U.S. dollar has risen since 1981. You might be tempted to think that a stronger U.S. dollar is good news, but it isn’t. A strong U.S. dollar hurts U.S. exports, thus harming our economy. In addition, a weak U.S. dollar has fueled tremendous expansion in emerging markets around the planet over the past decade or so. When the dollar becomes a lot stronger, it becomes much more difficult for those countries to borrow more money and repay old debts. In other words, the emerging market “boom” is about to become a bust...

Mar 11 15:25

The Age of Cartels

These days, it is painfully obvious to most anyone that America has been taken over by Corporations. From food, energy, medicine, entertainment, banking and so on, we are truly, as our guest G. Edward Griffin stated during his interview on The Liberty Brothers Radio Show, living in The Age of Cartels.

Mar 11 14:06

Have You Fallen for These Big Pharma Tricks?

Long before the Internet and direct to consumer advertising, the medical profession tried to reassure people about their health concerns. Sure fatigue and headaches could be a symptom of a brain tumor; sure a cough could be a symptom of lung cancer--but most doctors tried to assuage not sow fear. Remember "take two aspirins and call me in the morning"?

Mar 11 13:59

SIRI is recording everything you say, all of your contacts, your in-home devices, and sometimes even your location

Several stories and accusations have been going around about Apple’s Siri and other voice-to-text services, asserting that they are recording what you say and that people actually listen. Now I say “accusations” because many people are questioning the veracity of some of these claims, mainly those from Reddit user FallenMyst.

Mar 11 12:34

"PALCOHOL" POWDERED ALCOHOL WINS FEDERAL APPROVAL

A controversial powdered alcohol product called Palcohol, intended to be mixed into drinks, has gained approval from a federal agency. Palcohol first made news last spring when it briefly received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobac

Mar 11 10:25

What’s On Apple Gold Watch?

Watch The Golden Apple starts at $ 10,000.

One version of the new Apple Watch is made of gold, and has a price ranging from $ 10,000 to $ 17,000 depending on configuration.

Despite the high price, not the most expensive device out there. Smartphones luxury, with limited editions of some gadgets, there has long, reaching much higher than the gold Watch prices.

http://whatisusa.info/whats-on-apple-gold-watch/

Mar 11 09:21

Advances In Utah Proposal To Allow Executions As An Execution Method

Utah lawmakers approved fusile that those condemned to death when lethal injection fails.
Utah passed a bill that would make it the only state to allow firing squads to carry out the death penalty if there is a shortage of drugs implementation.

The sponsor of the bill, Republican Representative Paul Ray, touted the measure as a more humane form of execution.
http://whatisusa.info/advances-in-utah-proposal-to-allow-executions-as...

Mar 11 09:11

Wikipedia Demand The US Government

Wikipedia says the project would damage the free Internet access.

Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization manages the Wikipedia encyclopedia; today sued the US Government and the National Security Agency (NSA) to monitor the “massive” way to supposedly internet access thousands of documents of citizens within and outside the country.

http://whatisusa.info/wikipedia-demand-the-us-government/

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Mar 10 10:02

Apple Watch: Nope, not buying it

This is not an aid to living. It is a supercomplication.

Mar 10 09:27

Apple Watch May Be DOA As Cook Admits Battery Life As Low As 3 Hours

The Apple Watch may be pretty... but you are going to need up to 8 of them to make it through a full day. While Tim Cook proclaimed 18 hours of "all-day battery-life" - itself not particularly impressive compared to competing products, hidden deep in Apple Watch's product page is a little admission that battery life (in use) could be as low as 3 hours...

Mar 10 08:17

Apple Watch May Be DOA As Cook Admits Battery Life As Low As 3 Hours

The Apple Watch may be pretty... but you are going to need up to 8 of them to make it through a full day. While Tim Cook proclaimed 18 hours of "all-day battery-life" - itself not particularly impressive compared to competing products, hidden deep in Apple Watch's product page is a little admission that battery life (in use) could be as low as 3 hours...

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Oops!

Like, "Google Glass" oops!

And who wants to pay hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars for a watch that will have to be "upgraded" every three years? I prefer my solar-powered CASIO which barring accidents should last me the rest of my life.

Mar 09 17:10

American "Nightmare" Shocker: The Real US Homeownership Rate Has Never Been Lower

The transformation of the American Dream, most broadly manifested in popular folklore as the aspiration of the US middle-class to own a home (even if it means agreeing to a 30-year loan with one's friendly neighborhood TBTF bank), into the American Nightmare, in which an entire generation (the Millennials) is locked out of purchasing a home due to over $1 trillion in student loans hanging over every financial decision, an abysmal jobs market (for everyone but college educated "waiters and bartenders" whose hiring is on a tear), and banks' unwillingness to lend money to anyone that can fog a mirror, and forcing millions of Americans to rent instead of buy, has been duly documented here before.

As we showed most recently in October, the officially reported US homeownership rate, after peaking during the first housing/credit bubble, has been plunging in a straight line and is now the lowest since 1994.

Mar 09 12:06

Idiocracy: Food Packaging Should Have Traffic Light Labels?

The main character in the movie Idiocracy goes to the hospital of the future and tries to tell the clerk about his problem. She apathetically scans her finger over a bunch of picture buttons that indicate a medical problem - she doesn't have to think. Imagine if everything was even further reduced from Idiocracy into nothing but basic colors and shapes.

It would almost be like shopping with Big Bird as your guide.

Mar 09 08:24

LAPD further explores “untapped potential” of predictive policing

Computer network displays future crime "hot spots" as "boxes" on realtime "heat map"

Mar 07 10:11

Get away from expensive and toxic plastic bottles

Stop drinking bottled water, stay healthy, save money!

Mar 07 09:48

BPA harms dental enamel in young animals, mimicking human tooth defect

A tooth enamel abnormality in children, molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH), may result from exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), authors of a new study conclude after finding similar damage to the dental enamel of rats that received BPA...

Mar 07 09:12

Apple Will Replace AT & T In The Dow Jones Industrial

The US computer giant Apple will make its entry in the Dow Jones, the star of the New York Stock Exchange which includes 30 companies index, announced Friday administrator of this platform to exchange shares.

Apple replaced from March 19 to telecommunications group AT & T, according to a statement highlights the France Press Agency.

This decision will increase the weight of the technology sector in the index as Apple joins Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Cisco, says the paper.

Read More: http://whatisusa.info/apple-will-replace-at-t-in-the-dow-jones-industr...

Mar 07 08:51

US Government Asked The Supreme Court To Legalize Gay Marriage

Currently there are 37 states where performing same-sex marriages are allowed.

The US government on Friday asked the Supreme Court to legalize marriage between people of the same sex in all 50 states, through a letter which states that “there is no adequate justification for such discrimination and abusive exercise of state power.”

In the 46-page document and presented to the High Court, the Department of Justice review the “discriminatory laws” states that “impose specific damages” to homosexual couples, sending the message that they are “second class”.

Read More: http://whatisusa.info/us-government-asked-the-supreme-court-to-legaliz...

Mar 07 08:16

Judge rules NYPD violated demonstrators’ First Amendment rights

Not guilty: Flood Wall Street protesters vindicated by Manhattan court

Mar 07 07:40

New Study: Endocrine Disruptors in These 6 Products Causes Obesity & Lowered IQ

Researchers from New York University (NYU) have published a study showing how endocrine disrupting elements found in common chemicals and pesticides “could be disrupting hormones resulting in health costs of up to €157 billion ($209 billion) across Europe.” Thomas Zoeller, biology professor at the University of Massachusetts (UM), told the press : “I hear often this concept that if there isn’t overt toxicity, you don’t have a problem. The effects of EDCs on the population level are not consistent with overt toxicity like death or cancer. A decrease in IQ is not something that’s visible on the surface, but you are taking away human potential.”

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Mar 07 05:02

Wireless Charging: A Surprising New Way To Track You

We don’t normally think of charging our phones as a two-way street.

Plug in your device and you get energy, end of story. The most you’ll pay is a few more dimes on your electricity bill, and that’s if you’re at home.

But in a public space like an airport or cafe where free, wireless charging stations are now being set up by Powermat , the price will be a little bit of your data.

Mar 06 16:20

Western Medicine Under Fire: The Death of Informed Consent

Jefferey Jaxen
Activist Post

A monumental ethical issue is hovering over the entire medical establishment in the United States that threatens its integrity and trust. The human element is being removed from the equation, replaced by computers to give us our options, and legislation to remove our choice. Somewhere in the shuffle, the individual’s informed consent was broken down, lost in the paperwork, and made irrelevant...

Mar 06 13:05

Is Your Smartphone Making You Stupid?

Smartphones have made our lives easier and more efficient. They allow us to call people, find directions, and look up virtually anything we want to know within seconds – with a mere touch of the screen.

But are we too reliant on these devices to do things for us? New research indicates that there is a downside to all of this convenience: we are becoming lazier thinkers.

The study, from researchers at the University of Waterloo and published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, suggests that smartphone users who are intuitive thinkers — more prone to relying on gut feelings and instincts when making decisions — frequently use our device’s search engine rather than our own brainpower.

Mar 06 09:01

Popular cigarettes found to contain toxic metals: Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic and Aluminum

Heavy metals lab test results for American Spirit, Marlboro, Pall Mall, Camel and Winston cigarettes

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Mar 06 07:10

Yoghurt Is The Solution For Hypertension

A yogurt could be the great solution for people who suffer from hypertension.
The Center for Food Research and Development (ICAS) is responsible for creating this yogurt.
Scientists at the center have devoted years to create this food to reduce levels of heart rate and blood pressure.
Besides yogurt improves lipid profile blood in people, making your cholesterol levels to decrease.

Read More: http://whatisusa.info/yoghurt-is-the-solution-for-hypertension/

Mar 05 23:13

Are Smartphones Becoming a Substitute for Thinking?

Our smartphones are like a wealth of information at the tip of the fingertips. They help us find directions to new restaurants, offer information about the places we want to visit, and can instantly answer any question about whatever inquiry fills the mind. But are we getting lazy and avoiding thinking about things that we might already know?

A team of researchers at the University of Waterloo asked just that same question and conducted three studies with a total of 600 participants. The study categorized the subjects by measuring their cognitive style, ranging from intuitive to analytical, and it also evaluated verbal and numerical skills. The study also analyzed the participants’ device usage habits.

Mar 05 23:04

Flu Vaccines are Useless – The Real Flu Strikes Just Twice Every 10 Years

Many are still hypnotized by all the propaganda on influenza. Over 200 different types of viruses can cause a cold, and only a rare few can cause the flu. According to CDC data, in over the last decade, 86% of all influenza-type illnesses (ILI) were NOT caused by the influenza virus, thus influenza viruses are ONLY active 14% of the time.

The symptoms of influenza infection can be hard to distinguish from those caused by other viruses that trigger the common cold. Chances are that if you’re 30 or over, it may be a cold. That’s the message from research showing that people aged 30 or more can expect just two bouts of flu per decade for the rest of their lives.

Since the two illnesses share some similar symptoms, and both come during “cold and flu season,” the two often run together in people’s minds. We have a vague idea that they are different, but if pressed, have a hard time saying exactly how.

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Mar 05 16:10

Brazilian Farmers Occupy and Cancel Approval Meeting for GMO Trees

300 farmers have taken over the building where Brazil’s GMO regulator CTNBio was meeting Thursday to decide about whether to approve GE eucalyptus trees. The meeting was cancelled.

Also Thursday, 1,000 women took over operations of FuturaGene across Brazil...

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Mar 05 14:46

Vaccinated Farmed Fish Have Side Effects

by Catherine J. Frompovich

Be forewarned, please, that this will not be very pleasant reading, especially if readers eat farm-raised fish and, in particular, salmon, a highly-farm-raised fish. “Wild-caught” need not apply.

During my years of research, I’ve come across all sorts of information, studies, and papers relating to animal vaccines, but this one sort of “takes the cake,” in my opinion. Farmed fish are vaccinated because, according to the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NSVS),

"Modern fish farming is highly industrialized and relies heavily upon effective vaccines to minimize losses caused by infectious diseases."

Want to know how to vaccinate a fish?...

Mar 05 12:46

Boeing MH370 disappearance made Illuminati member Jacob Rothschild sole owner of major semi-conductor patent

Patent holders can alter the proceeds legally by passing wealth to their heirs

Mar 05 09:06

Spy agencies used ‘giant vacuum cleaner’ to collect data across Pacific

'Basically a giant vacuum cleaner of information from all of the Pacific Island nations from 2009,' says angered NZ politician

Mar 05 08:27

Why McDonald's Announcement on Chicken Is Important for Everyone's Health

Chicken McNuggets might not be part of your diet, but a new announcement from McDonald's could have an impact on your health.

According to a statement issued Wednesday, the roughly 14,000 farms that supply chicken to U.S. locations of the fast food restaurant have a two-year window to stop the use of antibiotics that are important to human health. Chickens treated with a type of antibiotic not used on humans, ionophores, will continue to be allowed.

Mar 05 07:46

Mcdonald’s Remove Chicken And Milk With Antibiotics And Artificial Hormones In USA

The junk food giant McDonald’s announced Wednesday that removed from their menu chicken raised with antibiotics that are crucial to human health, as fears grow over key drug resistance.

McDonald’s, primarily a hamburger chain also sells several meals of chicken and announced that working with poultry breeders to reduce antibiotic use, accurate Agence France Presse.

The decision will involve changes in the long chain of chicken industrialization favoring widespread use of antibiotics also used in human medicine.

Read More: http://whatisusa.info/mcdonalds-remove-chicken-and-milk-with-antibioti...

Mar 05 06:35

Not Science, Just Lies and Propaganda: The Massive Fraud Behind GMOs Exposed

This is not what the GMO industry wanted to see: banner headlines today in major newspapers and across the internet exposing the fraud behind GMOs. But this constitutes much more than a PR nightmare. The story behind the headlines shakes the very foundations upon which the industry is built.

Mar 05 01:47

Shock: Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades

Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Halliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production.

Fracking is already a controversial practice on its face; allowing U.S. industries to inject slurries of toxic, potentially carcinogenic compounds deep beneath the planet’s surface — as a means of “see no evil” waste disposal — already sounds ridiculous, dangerous, and stupid anyway without even going into further detail.

Alleged fracking links to the contamination of the public water supply and critical aquifers, as well as ties to earthquake upticks near drilling locations that are otherwise not prone to seismic activity have created uproar in the years since the 2005 “Cheney loophole,” which allowed the industry to circumvent the Safe Drinking Water Act by exempting fracking fluids, thus fast tracking shale fracking as a source of cheap natural gas.

Mar 04 17:17

The Punishment for Ignoring Obamacare Penalty Might Surprise You

Now that April 15th is on the horizon, many taxpayers are bracing themselves for the inevitable penalty that will hit them if they don’t sign up for Obamacare. It’s estimated that at least 3 million households may have to pony up 1% of their income, or $95 per adult, if they don’t have insurance; a number which is poised to expand to 2.5% for the 2016 tax year.

However, for all its bluster and intimidating language, the Affordable Care Act might not have any teeth. Recently, a tax expert writing for Forbes noticed that Obamacare, while far-reaching and burdensome in terms of what it demands from the American people, offers little to no repercussion for anyone who would be tempted to avoid it.

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Mar 04 15:23

The Company That Made #TheDress Once Faced a Child Labor Scandal

The British retailer of the dress that whipped the internet into a frenzy last week—is it blue-and-black, or is it gold-and-white?—has big plans to cash in on its new-found fame. Roman Originals founder Peter Christodoulou told the Washington Post that the dress—which is actually blue-and-black and available online for about $77—will soon be joined by a gold-and-white version. “We have received so many requests for a white-and-gold version,” he said. “It takes about five months to do such a thing, but we’re not going to disappoint our fans. I expect the white-and-gold dress to come out later this year.” The day after the hoopla broke out, Roman Originals told the Boston Globe that worldwide sales were up 560 percent.

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Mar 04 13:42

Fast Food Nations: Selling out to Junk Food, Illness and Food Insecurity

Colin Todhunter
RINF Alternative News

Western agribusiness, food processing companies and retail concerns are gaining wider entry into India and through various strategic trade deals are looking to gain a more significant footprint within the country. The Knowledge Initiative on Agriculture (KIA) and the ongoing India-EU free trade agreement talks have raised serious concerns about the stranglehold that transnational corporations could have on the agriculture and food sectors, including the subsequent impact on the livelihoods of hundreds of millions. For example, see this on the dismantling of Indian agriculture, this on the KIA and the US neoliberal invasion of India and this on the US-Indo free trade deal.

Mar 04 13:40

Consumers Want GMO Labels, Not Barcodes

On Wednesday last week (February 25, 2015), the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, once again floated the idea of consumers using barcodes to identify foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as an alternative to requiring food manufacturers to put a label on products that contain GMOs.

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Mar 04 07:28

What to expect from FCC control of Internet

When it comes to government regulation of the internet, the stake dramatically escalates far beyond simply the cost of service

Mar 04 06:34

France wants companies to make appliances that last longer

France is ordering manufacturers to inform consumers how long they can expect their TV, cell phone or other appliance to last — before they buy it.

A new French government decree that came into effect this week aims at fighting so-called planned obsolescence. That is when companies design strategies to limit the life span of appliances, so that consumers will have to replace them.

The measure requires manufacturers to inform vendors how long spare parts for an appliance will continue to be produced. The vendor is then required to inform the buyer, in writing. Violators face up to 15,000 euros ($16,800) in fines.

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We need that here in the US. We won't get it, of course, while this nation remains a fascist economic dictatorship, but we do need it here!

Mar 03 19:02

Apple may soon hold world market with new gold smartwatch; “24 million troy ounces” yearly to produce: Report

| 30% of world's gold market to be held by Apple for production of new smartwatch, says report

Mar 03 17:42

Informed Choice: Who Supports It?

by Catherine J. Frompovich

In various official statements on medical ethics, the right to informed choice is spelled out very clearly, so what's the problem? What doesn’t everyone else understand? Especially practicing physicians and the feds...

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Mar 03 15:59

White House Petition Against Mandatory Vaccination Reaches 100,000 Signature Threshold — Will Obama Respond?

The petition up on WhiteHouse.gov against mandatory vaccinations has, at the time of writing this, reached well over the 100,000 signatures needed by March 6th in order to supposedly garner a response from our president’s administration.

The petition is short, sweet, and to the point:

No human being should be FORCED to be vaccinated against their will and/or personal/religious beliefs. I petition against making vaccinations of any kind mandatory. This includes forcing children to be vaccinated to attend public schools, activities, and daycare centers. This also includes adults working in the public or private sector.

The fact that this even has to be petitioned in the first place, however — that the people so fear their government would take away their basic sense of medical freedom — is a sure sign of tyranny.

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