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Sep 13 14:01

Lava maps causing angst on Big Island

PAHOA, Hawaii - The U.S. Geological Survey's 35-year-old maps of lava danger zones in this southern corner of the Big Island are a tableau of earthy colors and odd shapes originally meant for scientific and planning purposes.

The maps have also long been used by the home insurance industry to assess lava hazard risks. But in the last year or two, the maps have become a source of contention as insurers have hiked rates or completely abandoned areas that are deemed to be the most dangerous.

Fannie Mae, the huge backer of home mortgages, recently declared it would no longer do so in the two most hazardous zones. That has residents pointing fingers of blame at the charts that even the Geological Survey acknowledges are outdated.

Sep 10 20:08

New software causes iPhones to freeze and stop working, say users

iPhone users have complained that new software released by Apple has caused their handsets to crash and go dead.

The iPhone 3.1 software update has made some of the devices freeze and get stuck in a restore status.

The breakdown means the phones are wiped of contacts, music, photos and videos and cannot be used for making calls.

Sep 09 10:16

Flexner Report

That's what the foundations are all about, ladies and gentlemen. Make no mistake about it. The foundation takeover of the "American Medical Schools" followed almost immediately after Gates went to work for Rockefeller. It was fast and it was simple. It took place in three steps.

Sep 08 15:15

FLASHBACK: Mandatory Health Insurance Program

Massachusetts' Mandatory Health Insurance program, which becomes effective on July 1, 2007, is touted as a national model to address the needs of the more than 45 million Americans without health insurance.

In April 2006, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney signed into law a broad new program requiring all citizens to obtain health insurance

Sep 05 19:43

Microsoft attacking Linux at the retail level

A forum poster at Overclock.net posted screenshots from the Microsoft ExpertZone training for BestBuy employees titled "Comparing Windows 7 to Linux." After completing the course, BestBuy employees are eligible for a $10 copy of Windows 7. While Microsoft's claims are far fetched at best, one has to wonder what their endgame is.

Sep 04 09:46

Proposed Power Corridor Raises Eminent Domain Concerns in Six States

Construction of a $1.2 billion high-power electricity corridor could allow private companies to invoke Federal eminent domain powers.

The corridor is planned for parts of Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Virginia. The 500-kilovolt transmission lines are anticipated to be 150 feet high and 70 feet wide, requiring a 200-foot wide swath of land to be cleared.

In my Maryland county, this amounts to 640 acres of land seized - the bulk of which cuts through working farmland and 200-year-old forests. According to the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC), Pepco Holdings, Inc (PHI) has stated that they do not anticipate the project will bring jobs to local counties, nor do they anticipate utilizing local contractors to do the work.

Sep 03 13:30

Microsoft pushes for single global patent system

"In today's world of universal connectivity, global business and collaborative innovation, it is time for a world patent that is derived from a single patent application, examined and prosecuted by a single examining authority and litigated before a single judicial body," said Guiterrez. "A harmonized, global patent system would resolve many of the criticisms leveled at national patent systems over unmanageable backlogs and interminable pendency periods."

Sep 02 15:23

Supermarkets in 'secret talks to introduce GM foods to the shelves'

The big supermarkets have held secret talks to pave the way for the introduction of controversial GM crops on to their shelves, industry sources said last night.

The stores banned GM ingredients more than ten years ago in response to public anxiety about their impact on human health and the environment.

But a source indicated that all the major supermarkets were involved in the discussions except Waitrose.

Sep 01 13:17

Schoolgirls rumble Ribena vitamin claims

Two New Zealand schoolgirls humbled one of the world's biggest food and drugs companies after their school science experiment found that their ready-to-drink Ribena contained almost no trace of vitamin C.

Aug 28 19:42

Fluoride Linked to Arthritis, Study Shows

A 2009 Brazilian study shows that, after brushing with a fluoridated dentifrice, a substantial amount of fluoride is ingested by children. (7)

“Fluoride at any level accumulates in the body,” says Paul Beeber, President, New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation. “So even water fluoridation will cause arthritic-like symptoms in susceptible individuals which is compounded by U.S. physicians’and dentists' lack of training to diagnose fluoride toxicity.” (See: http://tinyurl.com/Susheela

“We know US schoolchildren are fluoride-overdosed (5). What’s it doing to their bones?” asks Beeber.

Aug 28 19:01

Startling New Evidence That The ‘Swine Flu’ Pandemic Is Man-Made

In 2005, this “jobbing” of separate ingredients by multiple companies would never have been allowed because of the legal liability issues involved. However, in 2009, all liabilities for death and disability from faulty or contaminated vaccines have been stripped away. Any wrongful death or disability lawsuits against Novartis or any other company will today be summarily dismissed.

Novartis today has carte blanche blanket immunity for their actions and any large pharmaceutical company who so desires, can join them at the feeding troughs just by paying millions for their “kits”.

If this isn’t the pinnacle of criminality, then I don’t know what is.

Aug 25 15:46

Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury

HFCS has replaced sugar as the sweetener in many beverages and foods such as breads, cereals, breakfast bars, lunch meats, yogurts, soups and condiments. On average, Americans consume about 12 teaspoons per day of HFCS, but teens and other high consumers can take in 80 percent more HFCS than average.

"Mercury is toxic in all its forms. Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered."

Aug 25 00:14

This Isn’t Reform, It’s Robbery

Capitalists, as my friend Father Michael Doyle says, should never be allowed near a health care system. They hold sick children hostage as they force parents to bankrupt themselves in the desperate scramble to pay for medical care. The sick do not have a choice. Medical care is not a consumable good. We can choose to buy a used car or a new car, shop at a boutique or a thrift store, but there is no choice between illness and health. And any debate about health care must acknowledge that the for-profit health care industry is the problem and must be destroyed. This is an industry that hires doctors and analysts to deny care to patients in order to increase profits. It is an industry that causes half of all bankruptcies.

Aug 21 19:25

Drinking Cola Causes Muscle Weakness, Bone Loss

People who drink more than two quarts of cola per day may induce severe and possibly fatal potassium deficiency, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Ioannina, Greece, and published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice.

"We are consuming more soft drinks than ever before, and a number of health issues have already been identified including tooth problems, bone demineralization and the development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes," researcher Moses Elisaf said. "Evidence is increasing to suggest that excessive cola consumption can also lead to hypokalemia, in which the blood potassium levels fall, causing an adverse effect on vital muscle functions."

Aug 20 19:22

Home Office unlikely to accept ID card cloner's offer of demonstration

The Home Office is unlikely to respond to an invitation to see how a UK identity card was cracked and cloned.

A Home Office spokesman confirmed it had received an offer from Adam Laurie, an expert in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, to demonstrate how he cloned a government-issued ID card with little more than a mobile phone and a laptop.

"We've spent a fortune on this rubbish, dammit. Go away."

Aug 19 20:13

EU to probe 'exploding' iPhones and iPods

The EU is investigating reports of exploding iPhones and iPods, it was reported last night.

There are reports of iPods allegedly exploding or catching fire in Britain, France, Holland and Sweden.

Earlier this month an iPod Touch belonging to Ellie Stanborough, an 11-year-old girl from Liverpool, apparently blew up.

Her father complained at the time that he dropped the music player after it over-heated.

'It made a hissing noise,' he said. 'I could feel it getting hotter in my hand and I thought I could see vapour.'

He threw the music player out of his back door and 'within 30 seconds there was a pop, a big puff of smoke and it went 10ft in the air'.

Aug 19 07:26

UK Gets Windows 7 Full Versions at Half Price, U.S. Pays double

I know some of u have heard this before, BUT now we have proof AND it pans out to be the truth UK half price OR YOU CAN say Americans are paying double. and yes this takes in to account the current rate of currency exchange.
US Price
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-7-Home-Premium/dp/B002DHGMK0/r...
UK Price
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002DUCMT2/ref=s9_simb_gw_xu_s0_p65...

You know there was never anything stopping the US government, from doing the same as the UK & EU, other then political corruption and GREED! the UBER Rich do not care about you!

Aug 18 07:22

WOW this is BIG News, a company NOT moving out side the US... Tesla ROCKS!

WOW this is BIG News a company NOT moving out side the US. !Tesla ROCKS! You Build what People want and you do not have to move out of the US! AND there is a SURPLUS of willing workers right now!!!

"The company is still undergoing negotiations on a Model S assembly plant that will be built at another location in California."

They are Moving from One U.S. city to another
"The electric car maker will move its headquarters from San Carlos to Palo Alto and build a power train plant there."

"The move to 3500 Deer Creek Road is being helped by $465 million in low-interest loans from the U.S. Energy Department."

Aug 17 13:24

disease-causing bacteria in your anti-bacterial hand sanitizer

By: LizzieTish
Liz posted this link in the Last chat room i was in so credit goes to her! I promised i would post it.

"For a skin-care company, finding disease-causing bacteria in your anti-bacterial hand sanitizer and lotion has to sting." "According to the FDA, a recent inspection of the Roy, Utah-based company's over-the-counter products designed to guard against diseases and treat open wounds and damaged skin instead revealed bacteria that can cause skin and tissue infections, which in severe cases require surgery."

How long were they selling this before the "recent inspection" occurred, more then likely more then a year!

FDA
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm164845.htm

LA Times

Aug 17 08:24

15 Horrifying Reasons to Never Let Anyone You Love Near a McDonald's

The Golden Arches: the ultimate American icon. Super Size Me taught us that fast food culture brings obesity, heart disease, hypertension and a whole slew of other problems. How bad do you really want that Big Mac? Here are 15 reasons you’ll never let anyone you love get near those Golden Arches.

Aug 16 10:29

Palm accused of 'spying' on Pre owners

Palm Pre owner Joey Hess claims to have uncovered code within the phone's operating system which shows that the device is sending back information about his location to Palm.

The software developer said that log files for the handset show that his phone has been sending data back to Palm on a regular basis.

Mr Hess said that although the data was sent over a secure link, it contained information about his location, and a list of the applications installed on his handset. It showed how long he spent using those applications, and sent back crash data whenever applications unexpectedly quit.

Aug 12 15:39

Nicotine improves brain function in schizophrenics

Smoking is still a very dangerous way to get the chemical, though

Smoking may cause cancer and brain damage -- and even damage electronics -- but one of the primary chemicals in cigarette smoke, nicotine, holds promise in improving the lives of those with the mental illness schizophrenia, according to a new medical study. Nicotine is a stimulant, similar to caffeine, but more potent. It is also a procarcinogen, as the liver converts it in small quantities to carcinogenic derivatives.

Aug 12 14:53

Tesla Motors Posts First Profit

After years of losses, the company's persistence is finally paying off

Luxury electric car maker Tesla Motors appears to be firing on all cylinders. Despite a painful couple of years that saw the company cutting back to survive the recession, the company emerged stronger than ever. Thanks to a new partnership with Daimler, additional engineering, distribution, and marketing resources were gained. And most importantly, Tesla finally began to deliver vehicles.

Now the company can celebrate an important milestone -- its first profit. After many months in the red, July saw the company in the black, making $1M USD in profit on $20M USD in revenue. The profits came thanks to a record 109 cars shipped in the month. Manufacturing cost cuts also helped to enable the profit.

Aug 12 11:02

More Mass Kids In School Without Vaccinations

BOSTON -- A Team 5 Investigates review of Department of Public Health records finds the number of parents seeking exemptions for immunizations has been steadily rising. The number is growing despite a declining number of kindergarten students over the past decade.

The number of exemptions was .77 percent in 1998 and is now 1.3 percent. Religious exemptions have more than doubled in the past decade.

"I think it's horrible," said Dr. John Cohen, a pediatrician and staunch supporter of vaccination. "There's no religion in this world that says you shouldn't immunize your child."

(Note from LizzieTish to Dr. Cohen:
Ahem.... excuse me? How about squalene, thimerosol, cancer viruses in the vaccines? Those are the best reasons to avoid the vaccines. You should avoid them too, Doc.)

Aug 12 10:56

Does virus vaccine increase the risk of cancer?

The swine flu vaccine has been hit by new cancer fears after a German health expert gave a shock warning about its safety.

Lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has said that there are many risks associated with the vaccine for the H1N1 virus.

He has grave reservations about the firm Novartis who are developing the vaccine and testing it in Germany. The vaccination is injected “with a very hot needle”, Wodarg said.

The nutrient solution for the vaccine consists of cancerous cells from animals and "we do not know if there could be an allergic reaction".

But more importantly, some people fear that the risk of cancer could be increased by injecting the cells.

Aug 11 13:02

5 Easy Ways to Save Money in this Recession (by Opting Out...)

Oh, and added bonus? If you do these things, you'll be opting out of systems that are dysfunctional - like the mainstream food system & mainstream media - and supporting new and/or local systems that are better for all of us.

More here: http://bytestyle.tv/node/109

Aug 10 06:45

Google and Blogger Shut Down Sibel Edmonds’ Blog

Increasingly, Google and its properties — the vastly popular video site YouTube and equally popular Blogger — are tools for shutting down opposition to the government. On the weekend, Google removed an Alex Jones video critical of Obama’s policies. Google classified the video as “hate speech” because the corporation allegedly received complaints the content of the video was racist. In the video, Alex appears as “Obama the Joker,” as depicted in a now infamous street art poster

Aug 07 10:36

BEST BUY - It’s Time For An Apology

In addition to recovering the photos, PhotoRescue Expert also reveals the date and time the photos were taken. That first photo was taken on February 8, 2009 at 3:24. Funny. My mother-in-law didn’t purchase the camera until February 25th.

As I said before, today was a very interesting day. Not only did I prove the camera had no signs of damage, I also proved that the camera had indeed been used before my mother-in-law purchased it. But that wasn’t all I found…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My own little adventure with Best Buy

And (as we head into the holiday shopping season) try entering "Best Buy Sucks" into any search engine for a dose of consumer protection.

Aug 06 05:07

Gasoline-diesel 'cocktail': A potent recipe for cleaner, more efficient engines

you will not see American auto makers make this nor foreign ones selling it here

An average of 20 percent greater fuel efficiency
***roughly the amount that we import from the Persian Gulf***

Aug 04 20:04

HD DVD returns and kicks Blu-ray to the gutter

Just when Blu-ray thought it had clear sailing, a tempest has risen in the East: China Blue Hi-definition Disk (CBHD). Toshiba has licensed its HD DVD to them and it will be the unit world leader in HD optical technology in just 12 months.

Why? The Times Online reports that the CBHD players are outselling Blu-ray in China by 3-1 and the CBHD disks cost a quarter of Blu-ray.

Aug 04 06:42

Girl, 11, offered refund by Apple for exploding iPod... but only if she agreed not to tell anyone

Computer giant Apple tried to silence a family after a young girl's iPod exploded and they sought a refund.

The firm told Ken Stanborough it would only return his money if he promised not to speak about the settlement, and threatened legal action if he did.

But he refused, saying he found their letter 'very disturbing'.

The incident, which has left the family £162 out of pocket, comes after it emerged that Apple had allegedly tried to do the same to customers in the U.S.

Aug 01 15:12

Hacking threat 'exposes every iPhone in the world' to takeover by criminals

Criminals could take control of every iPhone in the world via text message, owners are being warned.

Hackers could exploit a newly discovered flaw in Apple's handset to control its key functions - stealing data, making calls, surfing the internet and sending texts.

Security experts warn that hackers could soon hijack any of the world's 21million iPhones for identity theft and other crimes.

Aug 01 08:21

Amish farmers lose court battle against RFID, Beasts must still be numbered

Michigan farmers have failed in their attempt to block the introduction of RFID tags for cattle, despite arguments about the cost and the risk of upsetting an otherwise benevolent deity.

The case was bought by the catchily-named Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defence Fund (FTCLDF), representing small farmers in Michigan as well as a group of six Amish farmers: the former concerned about the cost of the tags, while the latter were more worried about eternal damnation brought on by applying numbers to God's own cattle.

Aug 01 08:04

A cancerous conspiracy to poison your faith in organic food

(DailyMail) – Despite its obvious benefits for our health and for the environment, organic food continues to be denigrated by the political and corporate establishment in Britain.

The food industry, in alliance with pharmaceutical and big biotechnology companies, has waged a long, often cynical campaign to convince the public that mass-produced, chemically-assisted and intensively-farmed products are just as good as organic foods, despite mounting evidence to the contrary.

Jul 30 11:52

Warning:Electronically Cloning Cellular Phone Numbers

Your cellular telephone has three major security vulnerabilities:
* Vulnerability to monitoring of your conversations while using the phone.
* Vulnerability of your phone being turned into a microphone to monitor conversations in the vicinity of your phone while the phone is inactive.
* Vulnerability to "cloning," or the use of your phone number by others to make calls that are charged to your account.
Cloning is the process whereby a thief intercepts the electronic serial number (ESN) and mobile identification number (MIN) and programs those numbers into another telephone to make it identical to yours. Once cloned, the thief can place calls on the reprogrammed telephone as though he were the legitimate subscriber.

Jul 27 13:46

Urgent Action: Stop the mandatory NAIS, Anti family farms bill - vote is tomorrow!

From the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (NICFA) & Campaign for Liberty:

VOTE on HR 2749 POSSIBLE TUESDAY. CALL TODAY.

HR 2749, the All Industrial Agriculture bill, could be voted on in the House of Representatives Tuesday. Please call your Congressman immediately and request that he or she reject this bill. Normal voting rules have been suspended to try and ram this through, so please call immediately.

This bill will:

  • Mandate NAIS (National Animal Identification System)
  • Allow industrializations of all farms
  • Give the federal government arbitrary power to force any practices they choose on any farm.
  • Allow the federal government to outlaw raw milk
Jul 25 06:28

ANother Smoking Dang Lie

see my blog comments about this article here: http://whatreallyhappened.com/blogs/rick-h/09/07/25/another-smoking-li...

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-06/w-nrd062309.php

New research discovers link between smoking and brain damage

New research which suggests a direct link between smoking and brain damage will be published in the July issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry. Researchers, led by Debapriya Ghosh and Dr Anirban Basu from the Indian National Brain Research Center (NBRC), have found that a compound in tobacco provokes white blood cells in the central nervous system to attack healthy cells, leading to severe neurological damage.

Jul 25 06:25

another Smoking Lie (blog comments to article)

Comments to my article found here: http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/another-smoking-dang-lie

This IS total Bull People ! Do your own study and become a "Researcher" ! Follow these steps... Kill your self...be reincarnated in the years of 1950 to 1970 (seemed to me everyone was smoking then) and then come back to the present and tell me how brain damaged you are! HELLO Knock Knock Any non brain damaged people out there listening ? Another test you "Researchers" can do is take up smoking and get a pet (Dog's and Cat's will do just nicely) and watch them die in the masses ! Plus think about it smokers would be brain dead after 2 smokes because they breath "First" AND "Second" hand smoke !!!!!!

Jul 25 06:21

Don't Let Obama Put GMO Boosters in Charge of Food Safety!

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Genetically modified foods are not safe. The only reason they're in our food supply is because government bureaucrats with ties to industry suppressed or manipulated scientific research and deprived consumers of the information they need to make informed choices about whether or not to eat genetically modified foods.

Jul 24 08:03

The sweet music of revenge: Singer pens YouTube hit after United Airlines breaks his guitar... and shares plunge 10%

In the music video, Carroll relates his story, of how in spring 2008 he was travelling to Nebraska when other passengers exclaimed: 'They're [the baggage handlers] are throwing guitars down there!'

Sure enough, his Taylor guitar had been smashed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

American Airlines destroyed a banjo of mine, but there was no YouTube back then with which to take the story public.

Ahhh, the power of the net!

Jul 21 09:14

WHO moves forward in secrecy to accomplish forced vaccination and population agenda

The WHO has refused to release the Minutes of a key meeting of an advisory vaccine group – packed with executives from Baxter, Novartis and Sanofi – that recommended compulsory vaccinations in the USA, Europe and other countries against the artificial H1N1 “swine flu” virus this autumn.

In an email this morning, a WHO spokesperson claimed there are no Minutes of the meeting that took place on July 7th in which guidelines on the need for worldwide vaccinations that WH0 adopted this Monday were formulated and in which Baxter and other pharma executives participated.

Jul 20 09:27

New Healthcare Bill Will Kill Jobs, Burden Small Business

It just blows my mind that THIS is the best they can do. That instead of looking at ways to reduce healthcare costs so more Americans could afford coverage, their knee-jerk reaction is to tax our businesses to help fund their $2 trillion "plan."

LEARN MORE & TAKE ACTION HERE:
http://bytestyle.tv/node/87

Jul 19 20:21

Must-see documentary on Monsanto

The Future of Food. Hour and a half long.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-food

Jul 19 17:44

Self-important self-flagellation global warming nonsense to sell cars: thanks Honda!

This whole dream vs. nightmare BS these guys are wailing about makes me think of Col. Kurtz from Apocolypse Now (see below). These people have gone up the river, split from society, and placed themselves as some sort of self-declared Gods ruling the savages who won't be allowed to use electricty.

They even dug up that charlatan among charlatans Deepak Chopra
who has moved on from fooling dimwits like Oprah with parlor tricks and now is onboard trying to fool all the people all the time.

Jul 19 04:17

Speaking of the CIA

"At 33, she has taken it on her shoulders to confront her family's dark story in an exhibition of sculptures and works on paper that come from her core. Before coming to meet with her, I reviewed the facts: In the mid-fifties, her late maternal grandmother, Velma Orlikow, was diagnosed with postpartum depression. She was sent to Montreal for treatment, to the Allan Memorial Institute at McGill University, the site of now infamous mind-control experiments under the direction of Dr. Ewen Cameron.

Jul 18 12:12

If you like Organic GMO-Free foods... TOO BAD!

If you like Organic foods and don't want to feed yourself or your families Genetically Modified foods, this is a MUST READ article.

Here's an excerpt:
We might, as American eaters, still be having a healthy debate about whether we want to eat genetically-engineered corn, soybeans, and other foods. But the USDA data shows that our farmland is much farther along in making up its mind.

See a new chart showing the huge increase in the percentage of farms planting GMO crops here

Read the rest of the article & take action here:
http://bytestyle.tv/node/85

Jul 17 11:58

1018 Pages of HealthCare "Reform" Being Fast-Tracked Through Congress

Quote of the Day: "If every member pledged to not vote for it (the health care bill) if they hadn’t read it in its entirety, I think we would have very few votes." -- Senator Steny Hoyer, House Majority Leader

Read the bill & take action here (it only takes 90 seconds & a few clicks to take action):
http://bytestyle.tv/node/82

Jul 14 08:43

Southwest Flight - A large hole developed in a plane's fuselage -- mid-flight

A 1-foot-by-1-foot hole developed on the top of the plane at the base of the vertical stabilizer and exposed passengers to the evening sky.

Jul 13 09:08

Your Credit Card Company is building a Psych Profile of You

Lenders have been using this sort of data mining ever since, but until recently they've kept it on the down-low to avoid triggering any privacy fears from customers.

Jul 12 14:02

HR 2749 - An Agribusiness Empowering Act

America is the truest example of what George Bernard Shaw meant when he said "Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for the appointment by the corrupt few." Obama is upholding the tradition and then some.
In fact, in less than six months, he's done the impossible. With congressional Democrats, he's compiled a worse record than even his fiercest critics feared, worse than George Bush, straight across the board on both domestic and foreign policies

Jul 11 04:50

Nobody Knows What Nanoparticles Do -- Yet They Are in Your Food, Cosmetics, and Toys

It's a beautiful summer day. You pull on your stain-resistant cargo shorts and odor-resistant hiking socks, gulp down an energy-boosting supplement, slather yourself with sunscreen and head out for a ramble in the woods. Are you poisoning yourself? When you get home, you jump in the shower and toss your clothes in the wash. Are you poisoning the environment? Maybe.

Your sunscreen, energy drink and high-tech clothing may be among the 800-plus consumer products made with nanomaterials: those manufactured at the scale of atoms and molecules. Sunscreen that turns clear on the skin contains titanium dioxide, an ordinary UV-blocker in extraordinarily small particles...

Jul 10 12:23

Toyota is More "American" Than GM, Ford, Chrysler

Many of us have seen a coworker, neighbor, or friend purchase and prominently display a "Buy American" bumper sticker on their domestic automobile. However, in this changing global economy which has seen Toyota and Honda building new factories, design centers, and more in the U.S. and domestic automakers moving their production overseas, are "American" automobiles really that American anymore?

Jul 09 05:49

Where in the World Are the Federal Trade Commissioners?

Does winter weather get you down? Would you rather spend chilly days at the beach in Cancun or skiing in Quebec rather than sitting behind a desk? Well, maybe you should become a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. FTC commissioners are charged with managing the affairs of the federal government's premier consumer protection agency-a job that seems to entail a significant amount of foreign travel, some of it legitimate, some of it a bit questionable.

Jul 08 10:50

HP decides its easier not to have to bother honoring product warranties in the Caribbean?

Mr. Mark Hurd
Chairman of the Board, CEO & President of Hewlett-Packard

Dear Sir,

Jul 08 02:59

PEOPLE DIE AFTER BIRD FLU VACINE TRIAL

Homeless people die after bird flu vaccine trial in Poland

Three Polish doctors and six nurses are facing criminal prosecution after a number of homeless people died following medical trials for a vaccine to the H5N1 bird-flu virus.

Jul 03 16:35

Overheating iPhones: Sorry I'll have to call you back, I'm in a heat wave

The heat wave may have broken in the UK, but that hasn't stopped the world from noticing that Apple has released some support information concerned with overheating iPhones and using the devices in hot weather. We know, the words 'support information' chill us too (if you'll excuse the pun) so we'll summarise it for you - don't let your iPhone get too hot or it will stop working.

Jul 02 07:36

How to Reduce Healthcare Costs by 80% Overnight (Without Spending $2 Trillion)

Dr. Mary Ruwart has a plan that would reduce healthcare costs by 80% overnight... without costing taxpayers $2 trillion. So why isn't anyone talking about this?

Details at http://bytestyle.tv/node/66

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Jul 02 05:44

Bureaucrats Will Carry Out Mandatory Home Inspections Under Climate Bill

The controversial climate bill that is set to be taken up by the Senate on Monday after its passage in the House will legislate home inspections by government regulators who will demand to audit every aspect of your property under the threat of substantial and repeated fines if their visits are denied or their demands not satisfied.

Jul 01 14:47

FIREFOX 3.5 is out

FireFox 3.5 has been released
if you have not gotten it yet your can click (in your firefox window) Help > Check for updates
it is less then 11 megs and will install itself automatically

If you wish u can manually install it by going to the link in this post or click here

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

i recommend the first method as it is easiest

one most important thing in this update is ....
Firefox 3.5 is the first browser to support open video formats, allowing movies to become part of today’s dynamic web pages without requiring a plug-in. Go ahead – give it a try here http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.5/whatsnew/?f=8#

most web sites use flash to run videos this is no longer required
thus freeing the internet from this proprietary format

Jun 30 14:12

PainKILLERS they kill the pain and you too!

At the heart of the FDA's new scrutiny of prescription painkillers is a chemical called acetaminophen (aka. paracetamol). The key component in Tylenol and other popular painkillers, it has caused many injuries to the liver, as the suggested maximum daily dose is just below the dosage levels that could cause serious organ damage.

this is why i refuse all NEW medications, even the old stuff will kill you! but you don't find out about it till it's to late

Jun 27 05:42

Force-feeding us: Dole, Monsanto enter into innovation agreement

By Eric Schroeder
Food Business News, June 23, 2009

MONTEREY, CALIF. - Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. and Monsanto Co. have entered into an agreement to develop new products that will "enhance consumer vegetable choices," according to the companies. The five-year agreement will focus on broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce and spinach. Any new products developed through the agreement will be commercialized by Dole in North America.
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Jun 25 12:35

England supermarket is powered by shoppers’ kinetic energy

An England supermarket is deploying a green energy system that allows it to harvest energy from the natural movement of its shoppers.

Sainsbury, England’s third largest supermarket chain, has decided to deploy a road plate technology developed by AEST from California that generates electricity whenever pressure is applied on it, for example, a car running over it.

AEST says that a system of 20 plates can generate about 10,000 to 12,000 kWh of energy per day, and cost $2.5 million. The system generates energy which allows saving of approximately $300,000 a year.

The Sainsbury system will generate 30kW per hour, which is enough to power the store’s lighting and computers.

Further reading can be found here

Jun 23 07:19

Top 2 Ways You Help Monsanto Every Day (Without Knowing It)

Monolithic agribusiness & biotech corporations like Monsanto are gaining more and more power over our food supply, thanks in part to Congress creating policies that give them competitive advantage while harming small farmers & competitors, but also because we consume their products every day, without knowing it.

Want to do something about it?

Details: http://bytestyle.tv/node/55

Jun 22 05:40

FTC to monitor blogs for 'false claims,' payola

Savvy consumers often go online for independent consumer reviews of products and services, scouring through comments from everyday Joes and Janes to help them find a gem or shun a lemon.

What some fail to realize, though, is that such reviews can be tainted: Many bloggers have accepted perks such as free laptops, trips to Europe, $500 gift cards or even thousands of dollars for a 200-word post. Bloggers vary in how they disclose such freebies, if they do so at all.

Jun 19 15:14

Police Car hits Pedestrian in Wheelchair- charges against pedestrian dropped

I thought the rule was that pedestrians had the right of way - I suppose there is an "unless" in there somewhere.

Jun 19 09:48

Woman fined to tune of $1.9 million for illegal downloads

Jammie Thomas-Rasset infringed, says jury; fined $80,000 / song
"Good luck" on collecting $1,920,000 fine, says defendant.

A Minnesota jury has returned its verdict in the Capitol Records vs. Thomas-Rasset retrial, and they found for the plaintiffs. In addition, the group of seven women and five men levied damages of $1,920,000 -- that is, $80,000 for each of the 24 songs admitted into evidence -- against the 32-year-old mother of four.
For her part, Ms. Thomas-Rasset thanked the jury and said she doesn't hold the verdict against them, but she was not sanguine about the damages. "Good luck," one quotes her as saying. "You can't squeeze blood from a turnip."

Jun 18 14:48

US Supreme Court gets it Wrong: No Right to DNA tests after conviction -Videos

The US Supreme Court Thursday ruled that a defendant does not have the constitutional right to demand DNA tests to prove his innocence after his case has already been tried.

Am I naive in my old-fashioned way of thinking that our justice system is based on the protection of the innocent - that it is better to let the guilty free than to punish an innocent person?

Jun 18 11:57

Smokers as Lab Experiments

The new "Fire Safe Cigarettes" just hit Indiana. They are gross. They burn your lungs. They have a vinyl acetate infused in the paper that can't be good. I'm rolling my own from now on.

Jun 18 08:50

Baxter to delivery flu vaccine to WHO by July

Biotechnology

Baxter expects to deliver A/H1N1 vaccine to WHO by July
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 11:00 IST
Deerfield, Illinois

Baxter International Inc. has completed testing and evaluation of the A/H1N1 influenza virus and is now in full-scale production of a commercial A/H1N1 vaccine using its Vero cell culture technology. Baxter received an A/H1N1 strain from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center] in early May and is diligently working to deliver a pandemic vaccine for use as early as July.

Jun 17 05:05

For chemo effects, Etheridge says marijuana ‘amazing’ medicine

Grammy Award-winning musician Melissa Etheridge told CNN that when she underwent chemotherapy following breast cancer surgery, it was not the cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs that helped her recover, but rather medical marijuana, the effects of which she called “amazing.”

Etheridge was speaking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday as part of a new “investigation” — introduced with a cloud of smoke, a blue pot leaf and the title “America’s High” — into whether the plant should be legally available as medicine.

Jun 14 20:50

Man robbed by bank using counterfeit cash

Man finds counterfeit cash at the bank
Florida Today
Sunday, June 14, 2009
At the WaMu branch, a teller examined the cash Volpe said he had received there a day earlier and spotted two more phony 20s. She gave Volpe a photocopy of the three fakes, and said the bank would report them to the U.S. Secret Service, which investigates counterfeiting.But the bank wouldn't replace his $60."She said: 'How do we know you got it from this bank? Once you walk out of this bank, you're responsible for the money.' "

Jun 14 07:22

The 18th Brumaire of Barack Obama

When I announce that I am a socialist, I guess it is no surprise because we are all socialists now. We just bought General Motors … The fact is that we now have Marxism realized. We own the means of production and we did not have to fire a single shot. It is really quite phenomenal what went on today.

– Pat Martin, NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre, in the House of Commons, Monday, June 1, 2009

Jun 14 06:59

Who Will Pay for Health Care?

There’s a jumbled, increasingly hysterical tone to the health care debate going on in Washington. On each side of the uproar lie powerful and opposing interests: on one side the giant corporations who make billions of dollars via the status quo; and on the other, the majority of working people who suffer immensely from it.

Creating a health care “compromise” between these two interests is of course impossible, but seeing the politicians in Congress attempt one is at least good entertainment.

Jun 12 07:58

Venezuela bans Coke Zero, cites “danger to health”

The Venezuelan government of U.S.-critic President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday ordered Coca-Cola Co to withdraw its Coke Zero beverage from the South American nation, citing unspecified dangers to health.

Here's a clue:

Jun 11 06:43

Industrialized Farming Endangers World Food Supply

Multi-national food corporations are increasingly using global food insecurity as a tool for political control. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) reports that “land grabbing” by foreign investors in developing countries has resulted in a new form of colonialism. Spanish NGO, GRAIN reports that rich countries are buying poor countries’ fertile soil, water and sun to ship food and fuel back home. IFPRI researcher Joachim von Braun states, “About one-quarter of these investments are for biofuel plantations.”

Jun 10 11:40

Weekly curry 'may fight dementia'

But the theory, presented at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' annual meeting, has been given a lukewarm reception by UK experts.

Jun 09 00:33

Glutathione Accelerator - Any Good?

I wonder how someone who states "Oxygen Burns" can speak on this topic with authority?

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Jun 07 18:17

Sharp practice? The razor heads that cost just 5p to make, but sell for £2.43 each

Men are paying over the odds for a clean shave because of a huge mark-up on razor heads.

The products sold by Gillette and other companies cost as little as 5p to make, industry insiders have revealed.

But consumers are charged up to £2.43 a piece - a mark-up of more than 4,750 per cent.

Jun 03 10:37

What I Learned as a Car Czar

They say history repeats itself. If you are like me and have lived two lives, you have a good chance of seeing the re-enactment with your own eyes. The current takeover of General Motors by the U.S. government and United Auto Workers makes me think back to Romania's catastrophic mismanagement of the car factories it built jointly with the French companies Renault and Citroen. I was Romania's car czar.

May 29 08:41

Sotomayor on the Supreme Court: A Gun-grabber’s Dream Come True

Obama Supreme Court pick Sonia Sotomayor believes that suspects captured on the battlefield must receive all rights afforded to American citizens under the Constitution. That’s the good news. Now here’s the bad. She thinks American citizens don’t have the right to own firearms.

Sonia Sotomayor has an extensive track record revealing her hostility toward the Second Amendment.

May 20 13:31

American Academy of Environmental Medicine Calls for Moratorium on All GMO Foods

AAEM’s position paper stated, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. They conclude, “There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation,” as defined by recognized scientific criteria. “The strength of association and consistency between GM foods and disease is confirmed in several animal studies.”

May 20 02:13

We'll All Be Driving Obamamobiles

GM used to use the government to try and put burdens on its competition. Once it had the capability for daylight running lamps at relatively low cost GM pushed to make them mandatory on vehicles sold in the USA. That effort failed, but imagine a GM owned by the government it is lobbying. How long could Ford survive in a market competing against a company owned by the people that regulate the industry? How long before BMW, Toyota, Honda, and others are forced out of the market and back to their home countries?

May 18 09:41

GlaxoSmithKline gets order for 60m swine flu vaccines from the UK

GlaxoSmithKline, the UK’s largest pharmaceutical company, has received an order for 60m swine flu vaccines from the UK Government.

The company, which already manufactures one of the key anti-viral treatments for the virus, Relenza, has also received millions of orders from other European governments including France.

Salon 1999 - Consider this: The British and French medical establishments have already rejected Relenza as an essentially worthless drug.

May 16 08:22

Top Irish Banker Pelted with Eggs-Video

Dermot Gleeson, chairman of Allied Irish, ducked to avoid the missiles after addressing an extraordinary general meeting at its Dublin HQ.

May 16 08:14

Blind Airline Traveler accused of faking blindness

When he refused to do so, he was dragged off the plane by three police officers, pinned into a wheelchair, held by the throat, lost the cane he uses to navigate, held at the airport for five hours without food, water, or access to any phone, moved to a 6' x 7' police cell at 3 a.m., questioned by a psychiatrist, and detained for 16 hours. And it was only at the end of this ordeal that the police finally believed he wasn't faking his blindness.

May 13 07:58

Tamiflu Developer: Swine Flu May Have Been Released From A Lab

One of the first scientists to properly analyze the genetic makeup of the so-called swine flu virus that emerged three weeks ago in Mexico and led to fears of a global pandemic states that the virus may have escaped from a laboratory.

“Adrian Gibbs, 75, who collaborated on research that led to the development of Roche Holding AG’s Tamiflu drug, said in an interview that he intends to publish a report suggesting the new strain may have accidentally evolved in eggs scientists use to grow viruses and drugmakers use to make vaccines,” reports Bloomberg News.

The World Health Organization received Gibbs’ report study last weekend and is now in the process of analyzing it.

May 13 07:35

Hawaii prosecutor seeks life in prison for accused identity thief

Susan E. Shaw allegedly stole some $160,000 from at least 11 victims from January 2008 through last month, and an investigation of her activities is continuing, deputy prosecuting attorney Christopher Van Marter said.

Shaw was arrested by Honolulu police detectives Sunday at the airport when she returned from an overseas trip. She is being held on $1 million bail.

May 12 18:27

Is marijuana tax the next revenue stream?

Are Americans really ready to consider legalizing marijuana? This week, California’s governor said it was time to debate the issue, and a new nationwide poll suggests a majority of voters favor decriminalizing the drug.

While legalization advocates say they’ve never seen such widespread public support for reforming marijuana laws, they still don’t expect drug policy to change overnight.
"We are actually talking about historic highs when it comes to public support of taxing and regulating marijuana for adult consumption,” says Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML.
In Washington, Mr. Armentano says, "politicians are still not ready to rethink US drug policy".

May 10 23:33

Seeds Of Truth

I have learned over the past decade if I want to know what's really going on in the United States, I have to cruise through the foreign media to see what's creating a furor or causing a stink. So, while searching for the status of Spain's on-again, off-again criminal proceedings against six Bush Administration war criminals, this headline in Der Spiegel caught my eye -- "Frankenfood Ban is Neither Populism nor Panic-Mongering."

May 08 12:26

Watch Out for the Scam Double-Bluff!

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