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Mar 25 10:32

Our Nation Depends on Restoring Product Liability

At the height of its power, ancient Rome created many new technologies which allowed it to become the supreme power over their portion of the world. These accomplishments included the invention of concrete, improved metallurgy, medicine, hygiene, plumbing, and sewage. As each of these were developed, Rome came to be dependent on them. As Rome went into decline, their ability to maintain their technologies started to fade. Aqueducts stopped delivery water. Public health failed. Metal rusted. Concrete cracked. Eventually the failure of those systems on which Rome was dependent hastened its eventual fall.

As Mark Twain said, History doesn't repeat, but occasionally it rhymes, and we are seeing in the United States and indeed the entire world many repeats of that same recipe for decline and fall.

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Mar 25 09:25

THE MILLIONS IN EU FUNDING THE BBC TRIED TO HIDE

Over the last three years the BBC has secretly obtained millions of pounds in grants from the European Union. Licence fee payers might assume that the Corporation would have been compelled to disclose the source of this money in its annual reports, but they bear no trace of it specifically. In the latest set of accounts, for example, these funds are simply referred to as ‘other grant income’.

Mar 25 03:07

NASA Conducted An Experiment With Twins Astronauts

This study aims to understand the behavior of the body for a long time in space.
Astronauts twins hope to provide the US space agency (NASA) a better understanding of the effects of long space travel on the human body with a unique experiment in its class to begin this week.

Seeking fly a manned mission to Mars, astronauts experienced, and twin brothers, Mark and Scott Kelly, will participate in a study of one year.

http://whatisusa.info/nasa-conducted-an-experiment-with-twins-astronauts/

Mar 25 01:46

Sorry, but there was never an oil storage crisis

Crude oil storage inventories in the US are at their highest levels in decades. Is that going to cause the price of West Texas Intermediate crude to crash?

Probably not, according to Robert Rapier of Energy Trends Insider.

In fact, we're not even close.

Mar 24 18:11

Complete List of FDA Approved GMOs

Click the link to see all of the "FDA approved" GMO plants. Below is contact information for the FDA if you would like to ask specific questions regarding what tests are performed by the FDA to determine that GMOs are safe for us to eat.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Ph. 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

Mar 24 16:01

Listerine

The Strange and Wondrous Story of Mouthwash; or, How Listerine gave the World Halitosis.

Just The Facts

  • Listerine, commonly known as a mouthwash, has been everything from a brand of cigarette to a cure for gonorrhea.
  • Halitosis was publicised and popularised by Listerine as part of a marketing campaign.
  • Halitosis prevents love. Listerine kills halitosis. Therefore, Listerine = Cupid's arrow.

    The back story

    Listerine was invented by Dr. Nicole Dyer Lawrence and Christian Bach in 1879 for use as a surgical antiseptic. However, it was named after Dr. Joseph Lister who pioneered its use in hospital as a disinfectant. ...

  • Mar 24 14:02

    California Water Wars: Another Form of Asset Stripping?

    In California’s epic drought, wars over water rights continue, while innovative alternatives for increasing the available water supply go untapped.

    Wars over California’s limited water supply have been going on for at least a century. Water wars have been the subject of some vintage movies, including the 1958 hit The Big Country starring Gregory Peck, Clint Eastwood’s 1985 Pale Rider, 1995’s Waterworld with Kevin Costner, and the 2005 film Batman Begins. Most acclaimed was the 1975 Academy Award winner Chinatown with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, involving a plot between a corrupt Los Angeles politician and land speculators to fabricate the 1937 drought in order to force farmers to sell their land at low prices. The plot was rooted in historical fact, reflecting battles between Owens Valley farmers and Los Angeles urbanites over water rights.

    Mar 24 12:28

    BOEING PATENTS 'STAR WARS'-STYLE FORCE FIELDS

    Aircraft and military manufacturer Boeing has been granted a patent on a system that is designed to prevent explosion shockwaves from harming a target.? ?A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields seen protecting troops, machines and even spacecraft in Star Wars and Star Trek, the design -- named "Method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc" -- uses energy to deflect potential damage.
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    Mar 24 10:21

    Amazon Quietly Bricked Jailbroken Kindle Devices Last Year

    It appears that Amazon is very serious about walling off its garden. Late last year, it pushed out a firmware update for its Amazon Fire TV devices that not only made rooted devices unusable, but prevented Fire TV owners from rolling back firmware to previous, more root-friendly versions. Apparently, Kindle users were also included in this lockdown.

    A recent post at Good Reader notes that the latest firmware for Kindles is pretty much identical to its Fire TV firmware, right down to the destruction of functionality.

    The new firmware was pushed out to all modern Kindle devices in late November of last year. Anything after version 5.60 will not allow you to hack the firmware and do interesting things like change the screensaver system or install custom apps.

    Mar 24 09:32

    FLORIDA LAWS TARGET ONLINE VIDEO ANONYMITY: STATE-BASED SITE BLOCKING?

    As EFF has noted, a troubling bill has been making its way through the Florida state legislature. The bill, with versions in both the state House and Senate, would require anyone "dealing in...the electronic dissemination of commercial recordings or audiovisual works" to post their "true and correct name, physical address, and email or telephone number" on their site.

    Mar 24 07:26

    Children Suffer Genetic Damage from Pesticides in Argentina GM Soy Region

    Children exposed to pesticides sprayed in a GM soy-producing region of Argentina have genetic damage, a team of researchers from the National University of Río Cuarto, Cordoba (UNRC), found in a new study.

    The study compared 50 children living in the town of Marcos Juárez (Córdoba) at different distances from pesticide-sprayed areas with 25 children from the city of Río Cuarto (Córdoba), who were considered not to be exposed to pesticides...

    Mar 24 07:17

    Smart Meter Information Consumers Should Know

    Catherine J. Frompovich
    Activist Post

    Over the course of a year that my electric power company in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been installing AMI Smart Meters on homes in my area, I have been able to keep one off my house by placing a “No Permission Granted to Install Smart Meter” sign on the meter along with a padlock on the meter latch. Early in February of 2015, I received what I perceived as a threatening letter to my health, safety, and well-being, that if I don’t give PECO permission to install a Smart Meter, my electric power will be turned off, and not because I’ve not paid my bill! No utility bill wherever my late husband or I have lived ever was missed or even made as a late payment! So, I’ve decided to tell my story of what’s been going on in the USA about Smart Meters...

    Mar 24 06:27

    Small Local Newspaper Dares to Report Truth About Vaccine-Damaged Children Receiving Financial Compensation From the Federal Vaccine Court

    So much for vaccines never causing harm; they have done so with such frequency that there had to be a special federal court established to handle the claims.

    Mar 24 06:14

    AMTRAK / DHS ARE SPYING ON PASSENGERS AND LETTING POLICE ACCESS RECORDS WITHOUT WARRANTS

    The first release of documents from 'Papers Please.org's' FOIA request for records of police and govt access to Amtrak reservation data show that Amtrak is giving police root access and a dedicated user interface to mine passenger data for general state and law enforcement purposes and is lying to passengers about it. Papers Please. Org's FOIA request was prompted by Amtrak’s obviously incomplete response to an earlier FOIA request from the ACLU. That response omitted any mention of Homeland Security's (DHS) access to Amtrak reservation data. Even though we’ve seen records of Amtrak profiling passengers and denying DHS involvement. The documents were clearly responsive to the ACLU’s request, and should have been included in Amtrak’s response to that request.

    Mar 24 06:11

    'SMART METERS' CALLED A MAJOR THREAT TO HEALTH, NATIONAL SECURITY

    As an expert in electronic warfare, Flynn sees another danger. Specifically, he believes they make our nation highly vulnerable to attack.? e installing millions of "smart meters," devices which use wireless technology to send information back to the companies about power usage by their customers.

    Mar 23 19:12

    Yet Another Processed Food Recall: Amy’s Kitchen

    Amy’s Kitchen, the go-to processed food for organic lovers, has issued a voluntary recall on a large number of products today, due to concerns about spinach that may contaminated with listeria.

    If you have any of the following products in your home, you are urged to dispose of the items or return them to the store where you got them for an exchange or refund.

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    Mar 23 12:35

    Forum -- What You Really Need to Know About Foreclosure in Washington State.

    Monday, March 23, 2015

    KingCast and Mortgage Movies Present: Forum -- What You Really Need to Know About Foreclosure in Washington State.

    Sometimes you have to redifine what winning is......This is an ongoing series sponsored by Greater Seattle attorneys and real estate professionals including, but not limited to Kreg Kendall, Michelle Darnell, Jeff Jared, Esq. and Ha Dao, Esq. Stay tuned for more information.

    Mar 23 11:25

    The Electromagnetic Assault on Our Brains and Bodies

    Just how bad is electromagnetic pollution to our health and well-being? Don’t ask authorities who have their heads in the sand or corporate interests who are aligned with the military-industrial complex.

    Mar 23 10:30

    FB USER FAKES SUICIDE TO SEE HOW THE FACEBOOK SUICIDE PREVENTION TOOL WORKS AND LANDS IN MENTAL ASYLUM

    Shane Tusch faked his suicide in an attempt to test the authenticity of Facebook suicide prevention tool and got detained for 72 hours Facebook has rolled out a set of tools to keep a check on its users who are having suicidal tendencies and prevent these users from suicidal attempts. In case some user is having suicidal thoughts and mentions that in the Facebook posts and if a friend of that user reports it to Facebook then a third party will immediately review the post and Facebook would lock the suicidal user’s account and the user will be made to read Facebook’s suicide prevention materials.

    Mar 23 10:24

    NEW CHEVY MALIBU WILL COME WITH BUILT-IN NSA-STYLE TEEN-TRACKING SPYWARE

    Chevrolet will offer parents an uncanny level of oversight when they need to lend the family ride to their kids with its NSA inspired spying feature that will be installed in its upcoming Malibu. The system has been dubbed as Teen Driver and will be launched on the bow-tie brand’s latest mid-sized sedan. The sedan which itself bows at the New York auto show 2015, will let parents set speed alerts, receive vehicle reports and even limit audio volume. Chevrolet believes “parents could use it as a teaching tool with their kids—they can discuss and reinforce safe driving habits.”
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    Mar 23 09:23

    Marijuana Has Become More Potent Than Ever Before

    According to information presented Monday at a meeting of the American Chemical Society, the modern marijuana effect is much stronger than the grass, which traded in the past generation.

    http://whatisusa.info/marijuana-has-become-more-potent-than-ever-before/

    Mar 23 07:14

    Digital Terrorists and Cyberbullies: This CNN Clip Shows the Propaganda Push to Demonize All Anonymous and Free Speech on the Web

    “The real crisis right now… when you have some of the other companies that allow for encrypted conversations between individuals uh, without, uh, the opportunity for law enforcement or intelligence to know how a communication goes…”

    Mar 23 07:05

    THE REAL REASON THE AMERICAN DREAM IS UNRAVELING

    Marketwatch posted an article this week titled Why the American Dream is Unraveling, in 4 charts. As usual, the MSM journalist and the liberal Harvard academic can create charts that reveal a huge problem, but they completely misdiagnose the causes and offer the typical wrong solution of taking more money from producers and handing it to the poor, with no strings attached. This has been the standard operating procedure since LBJ began his War on Poverty 50 years ago. Do these control freaks ever step back and assess how that war is going?

    Mar 22 14:11

    VIDEO: Taking the F 015 Mercedes’s Self-Driving Car for a Spin

    A sneak peek inside the Mercedes F 015 concept car, the company’s vision of a driverless future. The design turns the car into a shared social space where any passenger can interact with the vehicle.

    Mar 22 10:52

    Mercury in seafood – What is safer and what to avoid

    The Bioaccumulation of Mercury in Its Most Toxic Form

    Mar 22 10:50

    Obama Accuses Republicans Of Taking Lynch As 'Hostage' And Calls Confirmed As Attorney

    Loretta Lynch and Barack Obama.

    President Barack Obama criticized Republican senators to block the nomination of Loretta Lynch as attorney general of the United States, accusing them of taking "hostage" for political reasons.

    "Because of other problems, we have a hostage to a designated attorney general," said the US president in an interview with the Huffington Post online newspaper. "It is our highest office in the maintenance of order".

    http://whatisusa.info/obama-accuses-republicans-of-taking-lynch-as-hos...

    Mar 22 10:44

    Obama looks difficult to find a path to peace between Israelis and Palestinians

    The US president, Barack Obama, said the denial by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that includes two states makes "hard to find a way" to serious negotiations to resolve the issue .

    During an interview published on Saturday, the president said that "it takes the word" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that while in office ever exist an independent Palestinian state next to Israel, a further indication of the strained relations between the two allies.

    http://whatisusa.info/obama-looks-difficult-to-find-a-path-to-peace-be...

    Mar 22 10:19

    In Nine Years, Twitter Has Changed Communication In The Digital Age

    Twitter has changed the way the world communicates.

    Exactly nine years ago, many even imagined we were seeing the birth of one of the most recognized in the digital era media is Twitter.

    "In our anniversary number nine, continue to say that Twitter is what it is by its users. After all, it is for you that we as hashtags product feature and success stories as live-tweeting. Today these elements have become part of the culture and customs of each country, "it said through a statement.

    http://whatisusa.info/in-nine-years-twitter-has-changed-communication-...

    Mar 22 10:05

    The Great GMO Legitimation Crisis

    Even with this power and political influence at its disposal, the GMO agritech industry is far from being a success. Much of its profits actually derive from failure: for example, Andrew Kimbrell notes that after having chosen to ignore science, the industry’s failing inputs are now to be replaced with more destined-to-fail and ever-stronger poisonous inputs. The legacy of poisoned environments and ecological devastation is for someone else to deal with. In his book, Steven Druker has shown that from very early on the US government has colluded with the GMO agritech sector to set a ‘technical fix-failure-technical fix‘ merry-go-round in motion.

    This system is designed to stumble from one crisis to the next, all the while hiding behind the banners of ‘innovation’ or ‘research and development’. But it’s all good business. And that’s all that really matters to the industry.

    Mar 22 10:04

    Amazon Got Permission To Test Drones Sharing

    The federal government issued a certificate allowing the giant train your staff drones.

    Amazon won approval from US regulators to test a flying drone to distribute products, part of the efforts of e-commerce giant to accelerate deliveries to customers, amid public concerns about security and privacy.

    The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it had issued a certificate of experimental air navigation for a unit of Amazon and its prototype drone, allowing you to perform external flights on private rural land in the state of Washington.

    http://whatisusa.info/amazon-got-permission-to-test-drones-sharing/

    Mar 22 09:51

    Facebook Messenger Allows You To Send Money Without Commission

    Messenger is a separate service from the Facebook app.
    Americans Facebook Messenger users can send money for free through the instant messaging application.

    “We are adding a new feature in Messenger that provides a more comfortable and safer to send or receive money from friends so,” said the social network in a statement, in which everything rolling the service over the coming months in the US.

    http://whatisusa.info/facebook-messenger-allows-you-to-send-money-with...

    Mar 22 09:05

    What’s Your “Daily Value” of Glyphosate?

    by Catherine J. Frompovich

    Do readers know what glyphosate is? Or, what the Daily Value (DV) is? Are you aware that there are glyphosate residues present in almost every food or edible product U.S. consumers eat? However, as yet, there are no minimum or maximum Daily Values for dietary intake guidelines designated by the U.S. FDA or any other federal health agency for glyphosate—a toxic herbicide in foods...

    Mar 22 07:09

    Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments at US Customs

    “The public should take notice,” Sethi, of the ACLU, told Motherboard. “These programs may be coming to a theater near you.” The ?facial recognition pilot program launched last week by US Customs and Border Protection, which civil liberties advocates say could lead to new potentially privacy-invading programs, is just the first of three biometric experiments that the feds are getting ready to launch.

    Mar 21 15:49

    World Health Organization Admits Roundup “Probably” Causes Cancer

    For over 40 years Monsanto’s patented glyphosate formula, better known as Roundup, has become a staple for farmers, gardeners, and landscapers. Monsanto has gone so far as to create genetically modified crops capable of withstanding massive amounts of the pesticide without dying. These “Roundup Ready” crops, such as corn, soy, and canola, have since come to dominate America’s agricultural industry.

    But over the years, many researchers have questioned whether these heavily sprayed crops are safe for human consumption. As time goes on, it appears that some institutions are beginning to change their tune on the popular pesticide.

    Mar 21 10:27

    Monsanto and DuPont Lose Initial Appeals over Mexico GM Maize Ban

    The legal battles over the existing ban on the planting of GM maize in Mexico continue to unfold with a string of four important court victories by the Acción Colectiva del Maíz...

    Mar 21 10:03

    WHO Declares that Glyphosate Herbicides Probably Cause Cancer

    The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller – glyphosate – a “probable human carcinogen” in a move that will alarm the agrochemical industry and amateur gardeners.

    The assessment by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of glyphosate, which is used in herbicides with estimated annual sales of USD 6 Billion, will be of special concern to Monsanto, the company that brought glyphosate to market under the trade name Roundup in the 1970s...

    Mar 21 01:29

    ‘We Are Trained To Misinform’ – Ex Pharma Sales Rep Admits Deception

    “There is no such thing as a safe drug.” This comes from ex-pharmaceutical sales rep and author of the book, Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher, Gwen Olsen.

    For 15 years, Gwen was living an unintentional lie, working as a pharmaceutical sales rep for some of today’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Abbott Laboratories. But through a gradual course of tragic events, Gwen’s eyes were eventually opened to the unethical and tyrannical truth about pharmaceutical drugs.

    “It was an awakening process, a spiritual and consciousness process where I started observing what was happening, what some of the drugs were doing, the misinformation, the disinformation. I was being encouraged to minimize side effects when I talked to doctors. I started to realize that these patients were literally being tortured by the drugs.”

    Mar 20 19:54

    The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought – yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water

    The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought – yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water to sell back to the public at a big profit, local activists charge. The Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento is the target of a major press conference on Tuesday, March 17, by a water coalition that claims the company is draining up to 80 million gallons of water a year from Sacramento aquifers during the drought. The coalition, the crunchnestle alliance, says that City Hall has made this use of the water supply possible through a “corporate welfare giveaway,” according to a press advisory.

    Mar 20 19:45

    What's next in police state America? Why wearable alcohol biosensors of course!

    Scientists will compete to create an improved wearable alcohol biosensor contest sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) or really the National Institutes of Health (NIH) FYI, the NIAA is a component of the NIH. If you guessed Homeland Security is behind this, give yourself a gold star. Click here & here to read more. Don't forget wherever DHS goes Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is sure to follow. MADD has a close relationship with Homeland Security, click here & here to read more.

    Mar 20 18:54

    W.H.O. Report Links Ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup to Cancer

    The world’s most widely-used weed killer can “probably” cause cancer, the World Health Organizationsaid on Friday. The organization’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto herbicide Roundup, was “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans.” It also said there was “limited evidence” that glyphosate was carcinogenic in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

    Mar 20 15:06

    Five Alternatives to the Most Overrated Survival Items

    If you’re new to the prepping scene, you should probably know right off the bat that you’re about to waste a lot of money. I’m so sorry to break it to you, but it’s true. We’ve all done it. It’s practically a right of passage by now.

    You’ve just become aware of how fragile our society really is, and all the horrifying ways the shit can hit the proverbial fan, and you think you have to rush out and buy a bunch of supplies and gear to survive the inevitable looting spree. There’s something you should know first though. If there is one thing that is practically guaranteed to part an otherwise smart person from their money, it is fear.

    Mar 20 12:25

    Drug dealers are entrepreneurs and the government is killing urban innovation

    Anyone with a hint of intelligence understands that the war on drugs is a complete failure

    Mar 20 09:46

    The Federal Reserve Anticipates Rising Interest Rates After April

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) on Wednesday removed the word “patient” in its statement at the end of its two-day meeting on monetary policy in the US, which means that the imminent rise in benchmark interest rates will be discussed at each meeting and may occur in June.
    In the document, the Fed said it looks unlikely that the increase of money occurs in April, so this would be postponed as early in June, reveals Efe.

    http://whatisusa.info/the-federal-reserve-anticipates-rising-interest-...

    Mar 20 08:26

    Can a Molecular 3D Printer Change the Way We Make Everything?

    Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has become one of the wonder-techs of the new millennium. Granted, while the vast majority of 3D printers on the market are little more than souped-up trinkets, some machines are leveraging the technology’s additive assets to instigate real change.

    Mar 20 08:15

    U.S. Customs Quietly Launches Facial Recognition Experiment at DC Airport

    The next time you come back from overseas and flash your American passport at Washington, DC’s Dulles airport, customs officers might take a picture of you and use facial recognition technology to figure out if you really are who you say you are. On March 11, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) quietly rolled out a new facial recognition pilot program to help custom officers catch “imposters,” or people using a passport that isn’t theirs, an agency spokesperson confirmed to Motherboard on Wednesday.

    Mar 20 05:04

    Apple Had A Bad Opening In The Dow Jones Industrial

    Shares of Apple technology firm did not have a good premiere at the Dow Jones Industrial Average , the select group of actions that joined in the last hours in replacement telecommunications group AT & T.
    Confirming the fears of doomsayers that in previous dates indicate when a signature is attached at Dow Jones, for their own reasons or bad luck, its premiere throws losses, Apple ended the day with a decline of 0.76%, to $ 127.50.

    http://whatisusa.info/apple-had-a-bad-opening-in-the-dow-jones-industr...

    Mar 20 01:10

    Despite climate change rhetoric, Gates Foundation invests $1.4 billion in fossil fuels: Report

    Largest charitable foundation in world target of growing call for divestment

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    Mar 19 08:00

    Dennis Fetcho: Secrets of the Hidden Kosher Mark & The Rabbinical Tax

    Dennis is an American expat living in Amman, Jordan, working by day as a business strategist, specializing in telecommunications, aerospace, and defense. Dennis is here to speak about the secrets of the Kosher tax along with some of the other big anti-trust issues that are corroding Western values. Dennis begins with an explanation of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, a deregulation law that allows the sale of supplements as food with no need for proof of effectiveness or safety, resulting in an explosion of sales. Then, he describes how Kosher food certifying organizations crept in and took advantage of the boom, creating a multi-billion dollar annual market.

    Mar 19 07:57

    The Apple TV Service Could Be Ready In Autumn

    The streaming device Apple has been a success.
    After your Apple TV, you can play Internet content on TV, Apple will take a step further and launched in autumn a service streaming payment in which a packet will include major brands.

    http://whatisusa.info/the-apple-tv-service-could-be-ready-in-autumn/

    Mar 19 07:50

    5 Things to Know for Better Aquaponics

    by Brian Berletic

    Aquaponics is a combination of fish farming (aquaculture) and soilless agriculture (hydroponics). Fish are kept in a water tank, and above it is a growing bed. Water from the fish tank is pumped up to the growing bed where it filters through a growing medium and the roots of your plants, then back into the fish tank below.

    The process filters the water for the fish, and the filtered fish waste provides nutrients for the plants.

    While it seems simple in concept, when people finally try their hand at it, they may confront several common problems. This guide hopes to shed some light on a few of them...

    Mar 19 07:33

    What Other And Do Not Post On Facebook

    Facebook remains one of the most important social networks in the world.
    Facebook unveiled what messages, images and other content are allowed in the social network and why. When you update your page Community rules, the world’s largest social network gave users more guidance on what may cause the removal of a message, for example, justify violence and sexual exploitation, discourses of intolerance, criminal activity or harassment.

    It also explains why not just blame the terrorist groups and criminal gangs, but also removes the content that supports them.

    http://whatisusa.info/what-other-and-do-not-post-on-facebook/

    Mar 19 06:41

    Nintendo Is Preparing A New Console

    The Nintendo 3Ds maintains one of the industry leaders.
    In a press conference in Tokyo, Satoru Iwata, Nintendo CEO, confirmed that the company is working on a new console, codenamed NX.

    In the event, Nintendo announced its decision to collaborate with the company DeNA to enter the gaming market for smartphone. Iwata assured those present that the company will not abandon the creation of new hardware, which results in the development of NX.

    http://whatisusa.info/nintendo-is-preparing-a-new-console/

    Mar 19 06:32

    Windows 10 Will Be Ready In Winter

    Microsoft noted the presence of a single application store, with purchases and upgrades.
    Microsoft announced that it expects to complete Windows 10 in the coming winter, as published in the official company blog. He did not specify a date, but analyst’s estimate that will close in September. It will be available in 190 countries.

    Windows 10 represents the largest effort by Microsoft to create a single platform for all kinds of devices, whether desktops, tablets, smartphones or small devices those give life to the Internet of Things, supports x86 processor (Intel or AMD) and ARM.

    http://whatisusa.info/windows-10-will-be-ready-in-winter/

    Mar 19 03:15

    Target Will Pay 10mdd To Meet Demand For Violation Of Data

    In a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit related to a massive violation of data security agreement 2013, Target Corp agreed to pay 10 million dollars.

    According to a company spokesman consulted by CBS News the proposal includes the creation of an account to pay individual victims up to $ 10,000 as compensation for damages.

    http://whatisusa.info/target-will-pay-10mdd-to-meet-demand-for-violati...

    Mar 18 18:27

    The brands and police are listening, and Twitter intends to help them

    Soon you might find yourself shocked by how much companies and government agencies know about you, in close to real time. Unless you lock your Twitter account, everything you say on the microblogging website is by default public. The company already sells bulk access to our tweets; these direct data sales make up about $70m of Twitter's $1.3b income, with the rest coming from advertising. According to a report in The Guardian, Twitter plans to expand its data sales of what one executive calls the "firehose"—the enormous stream of tweets—pouring out of Twitter users worldwide.

    Mar 18 17:10

    Europe braces for 'unprecedented' power issues from solar eclipse

    Europe's power operators are bracing for potential disruption from the solar eclipse expected Friday, which will knock out almost all solar-generated electricity in an "unprecedented" test for the network.

    Mar 18 16:04

    Antipsychotics: Deadlier Than Thought for Some?

    The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

    "The harms associated with using these drugs in dementia patients are clear, yet clinicians continue to use them," study author Dr. Donovan Maust, a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, said in a university news release.

    Mar 18 15:16

    Hello Biometrics: Windows 10 to Add Facial Recognition, Iris Scans and Fingerprint Reader

    Nicholas West
    Activist Post

    After several years of consumer complaints, Microsoft Windows 10 has been getting a lot of attention as of late for many upgrades slated for their new version of the popular operating system.

    However, it appears that one feature being added to supposedly consumer-friendly applications is a suite of biometrics called Windows Hello and Windows Passport.

    It's all a part of the move toward a full-fledged Smart World where YOU become the password in a matrix of online and real-world activity...

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    Mar 18 14:03

    Underground Market Steals $12 Million In Bitcoins: “Going to The Caribbean… Hope You Guys Understand”

    For the casual observer the underground online marketplace, often referred to as the DarkNet, seems to resemble the lawlessness of the Wild West. Over the last several years millions of dollars worth of digital crypto-currencies have been stolen, oftentimes by the very operators of the web sites tasked with managing the online digital “hot” wallets of its users. (A “cold” wallet is used to store crypto-addresses on your own Flash drive or can be written down on a piece of paper).

    Mar 18 13:42

    Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes of Macaroni and Cheese Because It Might Have Metal Pieces in It

    6.5 MILLION BOXES RECALLED because of metal pieces... not even shavings, PIECES. Put up this video in the middle of the night. Another rant of sorts. THIS is what happens when you allow megacorporations who are not interested in your nutrition but their bottom lines to take your food away from you.

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    Mar 18 11:25

    1984: France Will Counter Terrorist Attacks on Free Speech by... Attacking Free Speech?

    George Orwell wasn't psychic; he was a time traveler, and we're permanently falling down the rabbit hole of 1984.

    If you live in France, your right to visit certain websites has just been terminated by the almighty government.

    Why? Because terrorism.

    How painfully ironic, considering the Charlie Hebdo attack was supposed to be a terroristic attack on free speech to begin with...

    Mar 18 07:54

    San Diego sues Monsanto for bay pollution & persistent contamination

    According to the San Diego Reader, city agencies filed suit on Monday, alleging Monsanto hid its knowledge of the toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

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    Mar 17 13:58

    FCC NET NEUTRALITY DOCS HAVE 46 REFERENCES TO A GROUP FUNDED BY BILLIONAIRE GEORGE SOROS AND CO-FOUNDED BY A NEO-MARXIST

    The FCC released the 400-page document on Thursday, two weeks after it passed new regulations, which many fear will turn the internet into a public commodity and thereby stifle innovation.

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    Mar 17 12:22

    FUKUSHIMA RADIATION FOUND IN SAMPLE OF GREEN TEA FROM JAPAN

    Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface. Given that Japan’s authoritarian regime of Shinzo Abe has cracked down on the information flow from Fukushima with a repressive state secrets act, we cannot know for certain what’s happening at the site.

    Mar 17 11:24

    Denounce Abuses In ICE Raids In South Florida

    Denucia woman who suffered abuse by ICE agents who tried to arrest undocumented family.
    A family of immigrants in Homestead, South Florida, denounced abuses by federal agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE, for its acronym in English) for a national five-day raid resulted in the arrest of more than 2 thousand undocumented.

    The government ensures that all detainees had criminal records and were placed in deportation proceedings.

    http://whatisusa.info/denounce-abuses-in-ice-raids-in-south-florida/

    Mar 17 11:10

    Third Cross-Border Tunnel Found In Arizona So Far This Year

    A federal agent of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) US cargo a package of marijuana seized at the border with Mexico.
    Border Patrol Agents (Border Patrol) sector Tucson, Arizona, announced the discovery of a cross-border tunnel leading to the place where they were found by plugging another underground passage earlier this year.

    The agents assigned to the Nogales station, in collaboration with the International Liaison Unit and the Mexican police discovered last March 13 an incomplete tunnel, which is the third I found this year in Arizona.

    http://whatisusa.info/third-cross-border-tunnel-found-in-arizona-so-fa...

    Mar 17 10:52

    America to lose one-third of its fresh produce when California runs out of water

    As Michael Snyder points out in a timely article at The Economic Collapse Blog, California is rapidly reverting back to the desert it was once

    Mar 17 09:06

    MAJOR AMERICAN ALLIES IGNORE U.S. PLEAS AND JOIN CHINA’S ALTERNATIVE BANK

    he Financial Times now reports that France, Germany and Italy have all agreed to join the China-led international development bank as well, “delivering a blow to US efforts to keep leading western countries out of the new institution.” This week, 2 major U.S. allies – 2 of the “Five Eyes” – have disregarded American pleas and joined China’s new development bank … alternative to the US-dominated IMF and World Bank lending order. (A third member of the Five Eyes – New Zealand – previously signed onto the Chinese bank.)

    Mar 17 09:03

    THE WOLF IS GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE: THE GOVERNMENT’S WAR ON CYBERTERRORISM

    Nothing you write, say, text, tweet or share via phone or computer is private anymore. As constitutional law professor Garrett Epps points out, “Big Brother is watching…. Big Brother may be watching you right now, and you may never know. Since 9/11, our national life has changed forever. Surveillance is the new normal.”

    Mar 17 08:31

    Stay Alert Against Fake Calls And Emails IRS

    Tax scams take many different forms. Recently, the most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who claim to be from the IRS. They use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try to steal your money. Also, they may try to steal your identity. Here are some tips from the IRS to help you avoid becoming a victim of these types of tax scams:

    http://whatisusa.info/stay-alert-against-fake-calls-and-emails-irs/

    Mar 17 08:16

    Lawmakers say TTP meetings classified to keep Americans in the dark

    According to Grayson, putting Wednesday's ISDS briefing in a classified setting "is part of a multi-year campaign of deception and destruction

    Mar 17 07:56

    Mcdonald’s Employees Talk About Workplace Hazards

    McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints against the company suffered burns fat because jumping from the frying pans, lack of protective equipment for them and other risks of work, according to labor organizers.

    Complaints are the latest step in a campaign for a wage increase to remunerate workers $ 15 per hour and allow unionization of employees in the branch of fast food, which is pressuring McDonald’s to go to the negotiating table.

    http://whatisusa.info/mcdonalds-employees-talk-about-workplace-hazards/

    Mar 17 07:09

    Coca-Cola Pays Nutritionists to Promote Coke as Heart Healthy

    by SM Gibson

    Did you realize that last month was American Heart Month? Coca-Cola sure did.

    The corporate soft drink giant, who has been trying to combat declining sales in the United States, has begun partnering with fitness experts and nutritionists to promote a mini-can of Coke as a ‘healthy’ snack. In February, the idea of drinking a mini-Coke for heart health was suggested on many nutrition blogs and even in major newspapers and websites...

    Mar 17 00:41

    King5 Follow Up on Safeguard/LPS Unlawful Foreclosure with Attorney Ha Dao on RCW 7.28.230(1).

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    KingCast and Mortgage Movies King5 Follow Up on Safeguard/LPS Unlawful Foreclosure with Attorney Ha Dao on RCW 7.28.230(1).

    Life is good for Safeguard... because they are friends with the Bush family.
    Just do your due diligence you'll find it.

    Here is the King5 feature story from March 3, 2015

    "It's a tricky business accessing property that the bank doesn't truly own, and Beal says the industry known as "property preservation" has plenty of faults. "The pressures are pretty intense," said Beal. A KING 5 Investigation shows that those pressures may be one reason behind numerous complaints filed with attorneys, housing assistance groups, and the Washington Attorney General's Office. Typically, a homeowner complains that they have not abandoned the home, yet but have been locked out or found their personal property is missing."

    Says Attorney Dao:

    Mar 16 19:54

    The FBI’s Big Plan To Expand Its Hacking Powers

    Technology giant Google has warned that a rule change represents a 'monumental' constitutional concern. A judicial advisory panel Monday quietly approved a rule change that will broaden the FBI’s hacking authority despite fears raised by Google that the amended language represents a “monumental” constitutional concern.

    Mar 16 12:38

    Here's the Chip Apple Is Using to Stop You from Buying Cheap Cables

    If you bought yourself an iPhone 5, and are looking for a cheap, third-party lightning adapter to save a couple of bucks, you might want to hold off. There's an authenticator chip in the official adapters, and third-party adapters probably won't work without it.

    Mar 16 10:45

    Anti Police State App 'Sidekik' Features Real-Time Legal Aid

    Activist Post

    Studies have shown that police are held almost completely unaccountable by the current systems of governmental oversight. Perhaps this is the reason why you are 9 times more likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer than a terrorist. Rather than wait for bloated bureaucracy or corrupt government to save the day, we as activists have to find our own solutions. Technology is one of these solutions. Each citizen needs to become a member of the media and record everything that they see during encounters with the police.

    We previously reported on the launch of a smartphone app called Sidekik which required funding to make it as easy as possible for you not only to record the police and upload that recording offsite, but to put you in immediate contact with legal representation to help you navigate the encounter ... in real-time.

    We are happy to report that activist efforts have funded Phase 1 of Sidekik. Developers are now prepared to enter Phase 2...

    Mar 16 09:20

    SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE APPROVES “A SURVEILLANCE BILL BY ANOTHER NAME”

    The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act, which would facilitate the sharing of information from private companies to the government. The putative reason for the legislation is to stop cyberattacks, but some are concerned it will allow transfers of large amounts of personal information to the government.

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