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Jul 06 11:18

WHY SOYBEANS ARE AT THE HEART OF THE U.S.-CHINA TRADE WAR

China’s newly imposed tariffs against U.S. soybeans herald a major trade shift for a crop that’s soared to prominence in recent decades.

Jul 06 07:14

PG&E Plans to Cut Electricity to Some California Residents to Prevent Wildfires

In a move straight out of the Soviet Union handbook, PG&E has warned they may cut electrical power to some California residents during “extreme weather” to help prevent wildfires.

This comes after some poorly maintained Pacific Gas and Electric power lines and equipment have been determined to have started last year’s deadly wildfires in the Napa Valley wine country area.

Jul 05 16:38

New Law Could Exempt Thousands of Genetically Engineered Foods From Labeling

By Derrick Broze

An analysis of newly proposed rule changes reveals that thousands of genetically engineered foods may be exempt from upcoming labeling requirements.

As the U.S. Department of Agriculture works to establish a uniform national standard for labeling foods that may be genetically engineered, critics continue to call out the dangers of putting the federal government in charge of the situation...

Jul 05 14:22

Did the 2009 flu vaccine give people narcolepsy? Experts blame spike in sleep disorder on the shot - which the US has stockpiled for the next swine flu outbreak

An emergency stock of powerful flu vaccines may cause narcolepsy, and scientists are still trying to work out why.

In 2009, the H1N1 or swine flu pandemic swept the globe, killing an estimated 284,000 people.

In many countries in Europe, people were given an adjuvant vaccine against the illness, meaning it contained ingredients intended to ramp up the body's immune responses to the flu exposure.

Many people still got the flu, and scientists noticed a spike in cases of the rare sleep disorder, narcolepsy, following the pandemic.

Now, researchers believe the shot may have triggered an autoimmune disease that in turn caused narcolepsy and are attempting to prove it before another swine flu pandemic heads for the US and we need to dip into the adjuvant stockpile.

Jul 05 10:03

CDC Giant Conflict of Interest - Jon Rappoport

The government's Vaccine for Children Program (a CDC organization) purchases vaccines for about 50 percent of children in the U.S." (The Atlantic, February 10, 2015)

"The CDC currently spends over $4 billion purchasing vaccines [annually] from drug makers..." (Health Impact News, October 24, 2016)

However, the CDC is also the gold standard for research on the safety and efficacy of vaccines. It turns out an unending stream of studies on these subjects. And the results of those studies are dutifully reported in the mainstream press.

Do you think, under any circumstances, the CDC would publish data showing vaccines are ineffective and dangerous? They'd be cutting their own throats.

"Well, we spend $4 billion a year buying vaccines from drug companies, but guess what? These vaccines are often dangerous..."

Every time you read about a CDC study on vaccines, keep this obvious conflict of interest in mind.

Jul 04 10:35

Justice Department announces massive criminal crackdown on opioid prescription fraud: 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists, 19 nurses charged

The federal government has finally taken action against some of those who are contributing to our country’s opioid epidemic and committing medical fraud in what the Department of Justice is describing as the biggest health care fraud crackdown in our nation’s history.

The Department of Justice, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services, announced charges last week against a total of 601 defendants in an action against health care fraud. Among those charged were 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists, and 19 nurses who were implicated in prescribing or distributing either opioids or other narcotics.

In a statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions took a dim view toward those abusing their patients, saying: “Some of our most trusted medical professionals look at their patients — vulnerable people suffering from addiction — and they see dollar signs.”

Jul 04 07:22

Inside Tesla's Model 3 production line: Tesla shares tumble amid claims 'tense and short tempered' Elon Musk ordered engineers to skip key braking tests to meet production targets

Fresh details of the Tesla Model 3 production line in the days leading up to the firm's battle to produce 5,000 cars in a week have emerged.

They paint a picture of a tense and short-tempered Chief Executive Elon Musk barking orders at engineers on the Fremont, California assembly line.

It comes as shares in the car maker tumbled amid claims Musk asked engineers to remove a standard brake test, called the brake-and-roll test, to allow cars to move through the production process quicker.

Jul 02 23:23

Debt is not income: Solo mum of two wins landmark High Court battle against MSD (NZGovt)

In a landmark decision the High Court has ruled that bank loans and credit cards do not constitute income for beneficiaries.

The judgment comes as Justice Paul Davison today ruled in favour of a solo mother of two who was battling the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) over the determination of the Social Security Appeal Authority.

The woman's identity is suppressed, and known only as Ms F, had been fighting MSD for more than eight years.

The authority ruled that two granted bank loans, drawn down on the woman's home for more than $100,000, should not have been treated as income, but the ministry argues the money was used for living needs and bank loans meet the statutory definition of income.

Jul 02 18:03

Samsung phones are spontaneously texting users’ photos to random contacts without their permission

Bad news for Samsung phone owners: some devices are randomly sending your camera roll photos to your contacts without permission. As first spotted by Gizmodo, users are complaining about the issue on Reddit and the company’s official forums. One user says his phone sent all his photos to his girlfriend. The messages are being sent through Samsung’s default texting app Samsung Messages. According to reports, the Messages app does not even show users that files have been sent; many just find out after they get a response from the recipient of the random photos sent to them.

Jul 02 11:35

SELLOUTS: The EPA’s pesticide approval office is funded by pesticide manufacturers and relies on their submitted data as “science”

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs is supposed to be responsible for producing independent analyses of pesticides. But is that what they really do? Like other federal agencies (à la the FDA), the Office of Pesticides does no actual studies or research of their own; instead, they review data provided to them by pesticide manufacturers.

And to make matters worse, the Office received a staggering 30 percent of its funding from the pesticide industry in 2016. So not only is the Office relying on research hand-picked for them by pesticide-makers, the industry is literally paying them to conduct their “reviews.” Once again, it seems that the “independent science” from the government is nothing more than illusion.

Jul 02 10:59

Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis

The state of Massachusetts on Tuesday sued the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, which has been blamed for spawning America’s , naming leading executives and members of the multibillionaire Sackler that owns the pharmaceutical company.

The lawsuit accuses the company, Purdue Pharma, of spinning a “web of illegal deceit” to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits.

Purdue Pharma is already defending lawsuits from several states and local governments, but Massachusetts is the first state to take the unusual step of personally naming the company’s executives in a complaint, the state attorney general, Maura Healey, said. It names 16 current and former executives and board members, including the chief executive, Craig Landau, and eight members across three generations of the Sackler family that wholly owns Purdue.

Jul 02 07:28

Under Republican majority, U.S. Senate votes to LEGALIZE hemp farming across the nation

One of the key goals of Republicans is to limit government, end absurd regulations and set farmers free to generate economic abundance across the nation. In a stunning move led by U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), the United States Senate has now passed legislation that ends hemp prohibition and would allow farmers across the nation to cultivate hemp.

Jul 02 05:47

GMO GRASS IS CREEPING ACROSS OREGON

In the failing light of an unusually warm January day, Jerry Erstrom and I race along a dirt track behind Rod Frahm’s white pickup. Here, near Ontario, Oregon, a stone’s throw from the Idaho border, Frahm grows onions, squash and corn. But today, he wants to show us something he’s growing against his will: a genetically engineered turfgrass designed for golf courses.

Jul 02 05:42

GOOGLE, MICROSOFT, ORACLE ET AL. GANG UP ON AMAZON FOR $10BN PENTAGON PRIZE

For many years, the cloud quadrille of Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure, Google Cloud and IBM SmartCloud has been engaging in rounds of fierce price wars in a bid to dominate both market share and mindshare. The cloud race has also frequently featured a healthy dose of ivory tower jousting and demagoguery.

Jul 02 05:39

GOOGLE, MICROSOFT, ORACLE ET AL. GANG UP ON AMAZON FOR $10BN PENTAGON PRIZE

For many years, the cloud quadrille of Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure, Google Cloud and IBM SmartCloud has been engaging in rounds of fierce price wars in a bid to dominate both market share and mindshare. The cloud race has also frequently featured a healthy dose of ivory tower jousting and demagoguery.

Jul 01 22:06

No Warrant? No Problem! New SCOTUS Ruling Does Not Apply To Real Time Location Tracking

Original analysis by a female Faust.

'Fine Print' Of Recent Supreme Court Ruling Exempts, May Actually Encourage Wholesale Warrantless Tracking Of Cell Phones, Despite MSM Characterization

• It does NOT apply to real-time location data - so patterns can be reassembled after new tracking.

• It does NOT apply to data collected by the private sector - so data can be — easily — bought or traded.

• It does NOT apply to investigations related to national security - and remember, most invocations of the Patriot Act have involved drugs, not terrorism.

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Jul 01 20:01

WHAT YOU AREN'T BEING TOLD ABOUT THE NEW SCOTUS RULING

...MAY HURT YOU.

Recently the Supreme Court ruled that to access to the vast amount of information, logged by your cellphone many times per minute on exactly where you have been and for how long, that the cellphone provider keeps for five years, a warrant is required. Fantastic. Obvious, right?

Well, no, and more importantly, as a privacy "win," understanding the new ruling is counter-intuitive. Reports on the ruling barely mention certain things as they rush to soothe an American public justifiably edgy after all the post Snowden lies. Such as:

    it does NOT apply to real-time location data - so patterns can be reassembled after new tracking
    it does NOT apply to data collected by the private sector - so data can be bought or traded
    it does NOT apply to investigations related to national security - and remember, most invocations of the Patriot Act involved drugs, not terrorism

Private entities regularly share their data with the government, without a warrant, and even if they didn't, a trivial amount of real-time location tracking will reestablish the behavioral patterns of most individuals with alarming accuracy. Enough to discover most if not all of their important social affiliations. Include the call metadata, and you have nearly all of it; track their friends for a week, and, without a warrant, but with the info already available, I am sure the degree to which their privacy has been infringed upon exceeds that with which the Founding fathers felt comfortable.

For more detailed analysis, information, and links to sources, please visit No Warrant, No Problem: New SCOTUS Ruling Does Not Apply To Real Time Location Tracking.

Jun 30 07:57

AMAZON’S FUSION WITH THE STATE SHOWS NEOLIBERALISM’S DRIFT TO NEO-FASCISM

MPN spoke to Yasha Levine, the author of “Surveillance Valley,” and Monthly Review editor John Bellamy Foster about the rise of the Amazon.com empire and the merger of Big Data, finance capitalism, and the U.S. state apparatus.

Jun 29 15:12

Is Liberty Mutual Insurence Selling My Information to Third Parties Without Consent?

Do Insurance companies do this so they don't have to pay their clients?

Jun 28 19:34

Film Explores the Human Health Effects of Genetic Engineering and Chemical Agriculture

After being told by her doctor that genetically engineered (GE) food and pesticides could be responsible for her son’s food allergies, Ekaterina Yakovleva set out to investigate. Her quest for answers was captured by the Russian Times in the featured film, “The Peril on Your Plate: Genetic Engineering and Chemical Agriculture.”

Jun 28 19:33

Altering Human Genetics Through Vaccination

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has launched efforts to create a vaccine that would protect people from most flu strains, all at once, with a single shot.

Jun 28 19:21

The Facts About Candida Overgrowth and How to Overcome It

When the production of candida in the body is out of control, it can manifest many frustrating health problems.

Jun 28 14:49

Will there be a technology Exedus from the Internet of Things Coming to Preserve Privacy?

When Samsung has TVs with cameras built into our screens and car with black boxes that can track our every move. When Samsung sell a product for the reason to invade our living room under terms of service agreements that are vague and arbitrary. I go into any big box stores and they sell Kitchen stoves to Crockpots with WiFi. General Petraus who was the former CIA director said they are spying on Americans through their appliances. When will enough be enough of no more spy technology?

Jun 28 07:31

Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly

The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect that in recent years authorities have been erroneously blaming on the Zika virus.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) offered up clear evidence at the time showing that the combination jab can cause not only brain damage in young children, but also heart problems, meningitis, and epilepsy. Epidemiological evidence from human case studies showed that within weeks or even days of getting the Tdap shot, children developed infantile spasms and other common symptoms of microcephaly directly related to the vaccine.

Jun 26 08:53

The Wine Industry EXPOSED

The truth is: most commonly-sold wines come from unhealthy soil and farming practices. For example, low soil depth for vines to grow, water pipes and unsustainable farming practices put tremendous stress on conventional farmers. As a result: consumers get a poor quality product.

These conventional farms produce wines that are high in sulfites, preservatives and offer low polyphenol content. Remember, polyphenol content is the very reason why wine is supposed to be healthy for you.

Jun 25 08:08

Electric Teslas may be no greener than petrol and diesel cars despite being marketed as the world's most environmentally friendly vehicles

Analysts found the amount of greenhouse gas used in building a Tesla and generating the electricity to charge it was no different to petrol cars.

Jun 25 02:09

10 Toxic Products Disguised as Everyday Things in Your Home

Over the last 50 years, 100,000 different chemicals have been introduced into the world‘s markets, and 1,500 new ones are added each year. Many everyday household items have now turned into dangerously toxic products.

Jun 24 12:08

WHY THOUSANDS OF SWEDES ARE INSERTING MICROCHIPS INTO THEMSELVES

Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards, into their bodies. Once the chip is underneath your skin, there is no longer any need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a heavy wallet. But for many people, the idea of carrying a microchip in their body feels more dystopian than practical.

Jun 24 10:45

AN INCREASING NUMBER OF STRUGGLING AMERICANS ARE TURNING TO CHECK CASHERS AND PAYDAY LOANS

“People who are taking payday loans are people who make $50,000, $60,000, $70,000 a year, own their homes and have a college education. That’s the fastest-growing group. It’s not people who ‘don’t know better.’”

Jun 24 09:24

WTF --- Los Angeles County enters into "Shady” Deal with foreign company to operate its elections.

If the left is so worried about foreign influence in our elections, why are they paying a Venezuelan company to $242 million to build a voting system in the largest democratic voting jurisdiction in the US?

Jun 22 11:37

22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

Plastic is literally at my fingertips all day long. Plastic keyboard. Plastic framed computer monitor. Plastic mouse. The amount of plastic I encounter daily doesn’t end there. Chances are, you can relate. Plastic is an epidemic.

Jun 20 20:04

These Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging Are Getting Into Your Meals

On a busy weeknight, takeout and fast food are easy dinner time solutions. But your family’s favorite on-the-go meal may come with a side of toxic fluoridated chemicals.

Jun 20 12:41

This Will Leave You Speechless! - One of The Most Eye Opening Videos

Jun 20 08:08

WIRELESS CARRIERS HOPE YOU WON'T NOTICE THEIR LOCATION DATA SCANDAL MAKES THE FACEBOOK, CAMBRIDGE FRACAS LOOK LIKE AMATEUR HOUR

When the Facebook, Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, we noted that however bad you thought that scandal was (and it certainly was bad), it couldn't hold a candle to the routine privacy abuses that have occurred in the telecom sector for the better part of the last few decades. From charging consumers hundreds of additional dollars annually to opt out of snoopvertising, to the use of private user financial data to justify providing even worse customer service, the broadband industry has long been the poster child for privacy abuses without much in the way of practical public penalty.

Jun 20 00:43

Big Pharma vaccine billionaire just bought the LA Times… yet another example of the media being run by pharma

The latest example of Big Pharma taking over the media is the purchase of the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Tribune for $500 million by Big Pharma billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Instead of paying for advertisements, pharma billionaires have decided to just buy the publications outright so they can control the entire publication. All the journalists here are now officially bought; these publications should officially be recognized as propaganda rags from now on.

Jun 19 21:43

The Number One Thing Psychiatry Can Learn from Shamanism

Something important is missing from the psychiatric model of ‘mental illness.’

Jun 19 21:35

Currently the Best Known Life Extender on the Planet

C60 (Carbon 60) is the newest health sensation in the natural health and longevity worlds.

Jun 19 09:14

U.S. HEALTHCARE RANKED WORST IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD. AND YET, WE SPEND FAR MORE ON HEALTHCARE THAN ANYONE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD

Of the eleven developed nations evaluated by the Commonwealth Fund, the United States comes in dead last on healthcare.

Every three years, the Commonwealth Fund releases a report ranking the healthcare systems of 11 of the world’s developed nation. And every three years, it seems, the United States comes in dead last.

Last released in 2017, the report showed for the sixth time that the U.S. healthcare system is in dire need of a makeover, citing the inequity of access as the most glaring problem.

Via Newsweek:

The Commonwealth Fund focused on care process, access, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes, studying 72 indicators within those fields. The 11 countries analyzed were Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get my head around this; the US pays the most for its healthcare, yet has the worst outcome, of the countries studied.

What's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

Jun 18 15:47

Israeli use of live fire in Gaza Strip creates unprecedented crisis: Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says Israeli troops’ unrestricted use of live ammunition against unarmed Palestinian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip has left the enclave’s health workers struggling to cope with an unprecedented crisis.

More than 130 Palestinians, including 14 children, have so far been killed by Israeli troops since the Great March of Return rallies commenced in the blockaded sliver on March 30. Some 13,300 Palestinians also sustained wounds, of them 300 are currently in a critical condition.

Robert Mardini, the regional director for the Middle East at the ICRC, further said at a press conference on Monday that the “vast majority” of more than 13,000 hospitalized demonstrators had suffered severe injuries, including multiple gunshot wounds.

“This is I think a crisis of unprecedented magnitude in the Gaza Strip,” Mardini said, adding that he was in talks with the Israeli military in a bid to minimize civilian harm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, you mean So now, the IDF will allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded to safety, the same kinds of activities which got Gazan First Responder Razan al-Najjar assassinated?!?

Razan al-Najjar: 21-year-old Palestinian medic who became a symbol in Gaza

Jun 18 08:42

200 Ordinary Medications Cause Depression and Suicidal Thoughts: Are YOU Taking One of Them?

A new study shows that more than 200 prescription and OTC medications actually CAUSE depression and suicidal thoughts. Are YOU taking any of the drugs on this list?

Jun 18 08:38

Audi CEO Arrested As Diesel-Emissions Scandal Spreads

Munich prosecutors have arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, also a member of parent company Volkswagen's board, on concerns he might try to suppress evidence, in what is the highest-profile arrest of a Volkswagen executive since the diesel emissions scandal exploded into public view nearly three years ago.

The arrest comes a month after Audi admitted that another 60,000 A6 and A7 models with diesel engines could have "software emissions issues," and more than two months after Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller stepped down and was replaced by Herbert Diess, formerly the CEO of the company's core VW unit, according to the BBC.

Jun 17 20:47

FLU VACCINE IS THE MOST DANGEROUS VACCINE IN THE U. S. BASED ON SETTLED CASES FOR INJURIES

The last report issued in 2013 by the Department of Justice (Vaccine Court), for compensation made by the Health and Human Services for people injured or killed by vaccines, was released in December 2013, covering the period of 8/16/2013 through 11/15/2013. There were 139 claims settled during this time period, with 70 of them being compensated. So, just over 50% of the claims filed for vaccine damages were compensated during this period.

Jun 17 16:45

ALERT: Kellogg’s Cereal Recall Due to Salmonella

The FDA has warned of a multistate salmonella outbreak that has been traced back to a popular Kellogg's cereal. So far, the outbreak has affected 73 people in 31 states.

Jun 16 13:11

Many Ordinary Meds Cause Depression – Public Trust in Pharma Hits New Low

For years, I’ve been writing about the medical system’s self-feeding mechanism: Give a patient a drug to treat his symptoms; the drug causes new symptoms, which are diagnosed as a new illness; and then new drugs are given, and those drugs cause still more symptoms, which in turn are diagnosed as a new condition…on and on it goes.

Jun 16 09:50

Founder of ‘revolutionary’ blood-testing startup Theranos charged with fraud

Theranos was once a $9 billion Silicon Valley wonder that promised to revolutionize blood testing. Holmes would appear at events alongside Alibaba CEO Jack Ma and former President Bill Clinton. Its board of directors included future Defense Secretary James Mattis, former Secretaries of State George Schultz and Henry Kissinger, and two former senators, among others.

That all changed in 2015, when Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou exposed the fact that the company’s miracle technology did not actually work. Carreyrou’s book about Theranos, titled ‘Bad Blood,’ was published in May.

Jun 16 08:58

DO YOU KNOW WHO’S USING YOUR DNA DATA?

You’re in search of your roots, on a quest to uncover your ancestors. You submit DNA to a public genealogy service and in exchange get information about your people. Success! But from a constitutional perspective, in the U.S., you’re also abandoning evidence, which means criminal investigators can use your data. They don’t need a search warrant and you have no reasonable expectation of privacy.

Jun 15 18:04

Apple to boost production of its cheaper new iPhones amid claims it has 'low expectations' for the top of the range iPhone X followup, report claims

Apple may prioritize cheaper iPhone models when it releases its next batch of devices this fall.

The tech giant is slated to release three new models, two of which will have a higher price point, and another that will be more affordable, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources close to the situation.

However, Apple is expected to bump up production for the cheaper device, as it believes consumers are more likely to favor the affordable model.

Jun 15 11:16

Hart County grandmother kills rabid bobcat with bare hands

Check the cost of her first round of Rabies shots! Outrageous!

A rabid bobcat recently attacked a Hart County grandmother in her yard, spurring a furious battle that ended with the cat’s strangulation death.

Phillips’ cousin Amy Leann Mize has set up an account in Fundly.com to raise money for Phillips medical expenses as the first round of rabies shots already have cost her $10,000. She also faces expenses for treatments to her wounds.

Jun 15 08:57

Do NOT update your iPhone: Frustrated Apple users are complaining that iOS 11.4 is killing their batteries

If you haven't updated your iPhone to iOS 11.4 yet, you may want to hold off a bit longer.

Frustrated Apple users are complaining that the software update is killing their batteries.

One angry user wrote on Reddit that it caused their battery to drain up to 25% faster, while others say they are constantly having to charge their phone.

Apple has not yet revealed what is causing the problem or how to fix it.

Jun 15 06:58

USE A PHONE? YOUR PRIVATE LIFE HAS SUDDENLY EXPLODED

Evidence surfaced recently -- proof -- that each of us, that every one of us with a cellphone, might as well have a corresponding dot moving and blinking in real time, geolocated on a map somewhere.

Jun 15 04:42

Here's Why Massachusetts Retail Marijuana Shops May Not Open July 1 As Planned

With two and a half weeks to go before legal marijuana shops were expected to open in Massachusetts, the Cannabis Control Commission has not granted a single license.

"We're going to get it right," Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman said Thursday. "If that means we have few or no stores on July 1 and it takes a few more weeks, I hope and expect that everyone in the state believes it's the right thing to do. We believe it's the right thing to do."

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Jun 14 18:25

'Naggy' Tesla Autopilot update following fatal crash leaves owners 'confused and frustrated' by telling them to hold the wheel every 30 seconds

Tesla is updating its Autopilot software to make it clearer when drivers need to have their hands on the wheel.

In the wake of a fatal Tesla crash in California, the electric car maker began flashing warnings in cars every 30 seconds that 'nag' users to 'hold the wheel.'

But many were annoyed and confused when the warnings didn't go away, even after applying a 'white knuckle death grip.'

Now, Tesla boss Elon Musk says Tesla will update the system so it's not so naggy.

Jun 14 18:23

AMAZON HAS ALREADY BEGUN AUTOMATING ITS WHITE-COLLAR JOBS

Algorithms have usurped Amazon’s retail decision-makers.

Jun 14 14:41

YouTube Won't Host Our Homemade Gun Video. So We Posted It on PornHub Instead.

Reason has a new video out today explaining how to put together a homemade handgun using some very simple tools and parts you can buy online. But

Jun 14 12:08

What Is Health Freedom?

By Rosanne Lindsay, ND

Health and Freedom are not just words. Health evokes feelings of wellbeing, vitality, expansion, youthfulness. Freedom is opportunity, peace, liberty, power, movement, abandon, choice. Together they are greater than the sum of their parts. Health Freedom is the ability to express without limits, to access the foods of our choice, choose what we allow into our bodies and our minds, to grow our own food, to speak our truth, to raise children without government interference, to love, to choose healing instead of treatment. Health Freedom is the absence of fear and contraction...

Jun 14 11:48

Uruguay: First Nation To Legalize Marijuana Can’t Keep Up With Demand

By Aaron Kesel

The South American country was the first nation to legalize marijuana in 2013. However, the legal sales of cannabis began just last year and is still struggling to keep users within the law by purchasing from pharmacies...

Jun 14 10:35

Psychedelics Shown to Heal Damaged Brain Cells from Depression

More evidence of the medical efficacy of psychedelic medicines.

Jun 14 10:34

Cannabis Extract Fights ‘Incurable Form’ of Leukemia

There are plenty of anecdotal reports of the successful use of cannabis in treating cancer.

Jun 13 23:42

Your Incredibly Shrinking Dollar

Over the last 12 months, the purchasing power of your dollar has dropped at the fastest rate since 2011. According to the latest data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped by 2.8% year-over-year in May. That follows on the heels of a 2.5% leap year-over-year in April. In other words, prices are going up. That’s not good news for people who buy stuff.

Jun 12 18:00

The Class Issues Facing Autoworkers As UAW Constitutional Convention Opens

With the quadrennial convention of the United Auto Workers (UAW) set to open Monday in Detroit, there are signs of an upsurge in militancy on the part of US autoworkers. An explosion of anger against a sweetheart deal between the UAW and General Motors to bring low paid subcontract workers in the Lordstown Assembly plant in advance of the layoff of 1,500 workers and a similar deal at Lake Orion Assembly were followed by a spontaneous walkout by Ford Flat Rock Assembly workers after a supervisor tried to restart the line following the horrific injury of a veteran worker.

Jun 12 17:52

Questionable Tactics Used in Vaccine ‘Safety’ Testing

Trial data from Merck shows that Gardasil vaccinations may actually increase your risk of cervical cancer by 44.6 percent if you have been exposed to HPV strains 16 or 18 prior to vaccination.

Jun 12 13:21

INTUIT CREDIT CARD SERVICE SHUTS DOWN PAYMENTS ON ALL GUN PURCHASES

Several gun-related businesses were suddenly — and without warning — disrupted in recent weeks when Intuit stopped processing credit card payments because sales were gun-related, The Post has learned.

Jun 12 12:21

Sheriffs warn of recent phony cop scams

Sheriffs across central New York are warning residents of phone scams in which callers claiming to be sheriff's deputies demand money over the phone.

Within the Daily Star's coverage area, reports have been filed in Otsego and Chenango counties.

According to department officials, the callers claim to be from the civil division of the sheriff's department requesting a fine be paid.

Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. said three or four people have filed reports where the caller informs the victim that they have missed jury duty and must pay a fine to avoid court.

Devlin cautioned that the callers are claiming to be deputies but are not always giving the same reason for the fine.

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