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Dec 18 09:43

How A License Is Like A Vaccine

By Rosanne Lindsay

The Institute for Justice estimates one out of four American workers now needs some sort of government-issued license to do their job. The trend around the country sees one group threaten another to force licensure for all...

Dec 15 16:33

The Great Twitter exodus of 2017 begins December 18th

Twitter’s strict new enforcement rules will be going live on December 18th. Twitter will be judging user behavior both on and OFF of their website. This means that if you visit another website that they don’t like or show “support” for groups they don’t like, you can get banned.

"This unprecedented level of censorship and blacklisting of groups from the public square is unlike anything in history and will be a huge opportunity for Gab."

Dec 15 05:21

The FCC Officially Votes To Kill Net Neutrality

Yes, Net Neutrality Is Being Stolen From Us in a "F"-ed Up, Undemocratic Heist

Dec 14 06:18

Trump Signs Into Law US Government Ban on Kaspersky Lab Software

President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence. From a report:

The ban, included as part of a broader defense policy spending bill that Trump signed, reinforces a directive issued by the Trump administration in September that civilian agencies remove Kaspersky Lab software within 90 days. The law applies to both civilian and military networks. "The case against Kaspersky is well-documented and deeply concerning. This law is long overdue," said Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen>>>

Dec 13 10:30

British Man Still Using Christmas Lights Purchased 48 Years Ago

When Ross Shaddick puts up the lights on his Christmas tree at home, he takes pride in the fact that they’re a decade older than he is.

Even more incredible, not a single bulb has been changed.

The 38-year-old Shaddick lives in Plymouth, England, and says his mom bought the lights back in 1969 for a whopping 3 pounds ? the equivalent of around $58 in 2017.

Although the lights came with a spare set of bulbs, Shaddick says he’s never needed to replace them, according to the British news agency South West News Service.

By comparison, he bought some LED Christmas lights two years ago for around $25, and they’re already on the fritz.

Dec 12 14:18

EXPLOSION! BITCOIN CHAIN REACTION JUST MADE BILLIONAIRES OVERNIGHT

Jaws are dropping all over the world. Bitcoin is at 17,000. Now CNBC just called it - next year get ready for $100,000.

Dec 12 07:20

Study Unveils the Stomach-Turning Truth That Fast Food Burgers Are Made with Less Than 2% Real Meat (Video)

A study published in the journal Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, found that some fast food hamburgers may contain as little as 2% actual meat.

Dec 10 09:30

Vaccine Industry in Panic as New Study Reveals Why Flu Shots Don’t Work

The flu shot is a quack science medical hoax. While some vaccines do confer immunization effectiveness, the flu shot isn’t one of them. Recent studies, for example, have proven that flu shots sharply weaken immunity in subsequent years following immunization. In some years, the flu shot viral strains are completely wrong, offering no immunity at all to influenza strains circulating in the world. Even when flu shots are the “right” strain, flu vaccine insert sheets readily admit the shots have not been subjected to double blind placebo controlled studies, and there is no legitimate scientific evidence whatsoever that supports the claim that each year’s flu vaccine confers meaningful immunity. (See photo of the Flulaval vaccine insert sheet, below.)

Dec 09 07:56

Moscow’s Government Launches Ethereum Based Blockchain Voting Pilot

Moscow’s government is testing blockchain technology for use in its e-voting system called Active Citizens which has 1.9 million users that have taken part in more than 2,000 votes.

The voting results are not binding, but they are very influential with Moscow’s government never making a decision that goes against the vote since its launch in 2014.

Dec 07 13:36

Garden of Life Facebook Page

Garden of Life has destroyed their business with their sale to Nestle.
Close to 6,000 comments comparing them to Satan.

Shawna Christian Robinson Garden of Life has been sold to the Devil Himself, Nestle. You can no longer trust this company or its product, mark my words!!! They are now owned by Monsanto and the devil. Seek a different brand!
Like · Reply · 77 · December 5 at 12:08pm
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Laura Elliott
Laura Elliott And even if they don't change the product, it's still the devil taking your money!
Like · Reply · 11 · December 5 at 4:49pm

Dec 07 09:13

DNA Testing Companies Like 23andme Admit Adding Fake African Ancestry To White Profiles In Order To “Screw With Racists”

When Inside Edition had a set of triplets send their spit in to Ancestry.com and 23andMe, they got wildly different results from both services. Neither gave each triplet the same ancestry results.

Dec 06 08:52

Spy-on-your-home Y-Cam cameras removes free cloud storage bit

Home security company Y-Cam has enraged its users after pulling its free lifetime cloud storage for its cameras.

Customers were told they had 14 days' notice to download any footage they required before the free service was deactivated.

Y-Cam will now offer one year of free seven-day rolling cloud storage for its new cameras, while existing cameras will lose their ability to record unless a £2.99 a month or £9.99 a month subscription is paid. The cameras cannot store video locally, meaning Y-Cam's own service is the only option for storage.

Dec 04 12:21

"Wreaking Havoc" - HP Installs System-Slowing Spyware On Its PCs Without Consent

On the heels of Lenovo’s massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users‘ consent, Hewlett-Packard is jumping in with both feet when it comes to installing spyware on its PCs without the consumer’s permission.

According to numerous reports gathered by Computer World, the brand is deploying a telemetry client (a system data that is uploaded by the Connected User Experience and Telemetry component), on customer computers without asking permission.

The software, which was first identified on November 15 of this year, is called “HP Touchpoint Analytics Service” and appears to replace the self-managed HP Touchpoint Manager solution. According to the official productivity description, it features “the tools you need to ensure all your managed devices’ security — and brings you greater peace of mind”. The problem is, it’s installing itself without permission and is wreaking havoc on customers’ systems.

And the consumers are noticing:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As we move further into the 21st century, the companies which create our computers, and this government, will be more and more in control of them, and the data on them, than we will be allowed to be.

Dec 04 10:35

Trust in media grows under Trump, amid partisan split: survey

Good example of Faux news.

Washington (AFP) - Americans' overall trust in the news media has increased since the election of Donald Trump despite a rise in those who believe the president's claims of "fake news," a survey showed Monday.
The survey prepared for the Poynter Institute found a sharp partisan divide on the media, with Republicans and Trump supporters skeptical about news organizations and others more confident.

Dec 04 09:17

Drone collisions with airliners may not be fatal, US study suggests

Computer simulations carried out by Assure found that a 1.2kg quadcopter striking the windscreen of a commercial jet airliner travelling at 250 knots simply bounced off, leaving a few marks or chips on the windscreen.

“Due to the low angle impact in the transparency (~45°), the UAS impacts were deflected without inducing considerable damage to the windshield,” wrote the study’s authors. The worst damage likely to be caused was permanent damage to the windscreen but no failure of the whole structure.

Dec 01 19:46

Poop Map of San Francisco

This map outlines poop danger areas in San Francisco.

Why Is There So Much Human Shit on the Streets?
By Noah Sanders

There are more than 10,000 people living on the streets at any given time in our fair City by the Bay. San Francisco must be scrambling hand over foot to provide at least some semblance of a plan for their very apparent human needs. Right? Wrong. I reached out to Jennifer Friedenbach, the executive director of San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness over the phone, and she laid out the overarching cause of our defecation dilemma.

https://thebolditalic.com/why-is-there-so-much-human-shit-on-the-stree...

www.sfchronicle.com/archive/item/A-decade-of-homelessness-Thousands-in...

Dec 01 17:25

Every iPhone X is not created equal, new study says

When its signal is weak, iPhone X models with Qualcomm hardware show faster speeds than models with Intel hardware, a new study found.

Nov 30 17:00

Bitcoin is a consensus currency, not tested for failure yet: Raunak Onkar, PPFAS Mutual Fund

ET Now: What is going on with Bitcoin, is this an indication of risk in the world?
Raunak Onkar: Not sure. Bitcoin is not regulated by governments, and it is a distributor ledger which manages all the transactions. Since nobody knows who is regulating it, you have to trust each other who are transacting in bitcoin to make sure that value exists in the products we are selling through bitcoin. That is the system we understand so far. I am not an expert on bitcoin. I just track it academically for my own interest.

Nov 30 06:33

30 November: Problems at Spectrum

Spectrum is having issues since 4:33 AM EST. Are you also affected? Leave a message in the comments.

Nov 28 09:00

Your Taxpayer Dollars Now Funding GMO Corporate Propaganda

By Anna Meyer

Congress wants to spend millions peddling corporate talking points on GMOs.

"We recently reported to you how Congress planned to spend $3 million of your dollars to teach people the virtues of GMOs – as if Big Biotech can’t spend its own money on that! It appears they got their wish…"

While Congress hasn’t accomplished much in 2017, it did manage to pass a budget resolution — and within that budget, a sum of $3 million stands out...

Nov 28 06:24

GEORGE ORWELL PREDICTED CAMERAS WOULD WATCH US IN OUR HOMES; HE NEVER IMAGINED WE’D GLADLY BUY AND INSTALL THEM OURSELVES

Normalization—the mainstreaming of people and ideas previously banished from public life for good reason—has become the operative description of a massive societal shift toward something awful. Whether it’s puff pieces on neo-Nazis in major national newspapers or elected leaders who are also documented sexual predators, a good deal of work goes into making the previously unthinkable seem mundane or appealing.

Nov 27 11:40

Amazon Workers Treated Like ‘Animals’ In Exhausting Working Conditions, Reporter Reveals

Amazon workers are being treated like “animals,” forced to work to the point of physical collapse, it has been revealed. An undercover reporter for the Daily Mirror laid bare the working conditions at the world’s largest retailer.

Daily Mirror reporter Alan Selby found that workers at the Amazon plant in Tilbury, Essex, were so tired that they “fell asleep on their feet” while working a 55-hour week.

Nov 26 11:19

Taking The Public Out Of “Public Health” To Reclaim Freedom

By Rosanne Lindsay

There are no mandates in a free society. There is only choice. Today, mandates are what is on the Public Health menu. However, before you take your pitchfork to the bureaucrats, ask yourself this: To achieve freedom, is it better to dismantle the mandate or deconstruct the language?..

Nov 25 10:49

Self-driving cars programmed to decide who dies in a crash

It’s a bright, sunny day and you’re alone in your spanking new self-driving vehicle, sprinting along the two-lane Tunnel of Trees on M-119 high above Lake Michigan north of Harbor Springs. You’re sitting back, enjoying the view. You’re looking out through the trees, trying to get a glimpse of the crystal blue water below you, moving along at the 45-mile-an-hour speed limit.

As you approach a rise in the road, heading south, a school bus appears, driving north, one driven by a human, and it veers sharply toward you. There is no time to stop safely, and no time for you to take control of the car.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a scenario right out of "I Robot", the 2004 film staring Will Smith, where just such a calculation was made, and spares the Smith's character at the price of a little girl, mortally injured in the other car in the crash, and left to die.

But science fiction morphs into science fact at a really rapid pace in the 21st century, and such technology will become the norm faster than we can calculate at this point.

Nov 25 10:11

Turn off cameras and tracking devices in children's Christmas presents to prevent hacking, Information Commissioner tells parents

Parents should turn off the cameras and automatic tracking devices in their children’s Christmas presents because of the risk of hacking, the Information Commissioners’ Office has warned.

With a rise in the number of ‘smart’ toys and devices gracing the wish list this year, parents should consider the safety of them being connected directly to the internet before giving them as gifts, according to the data regulator.

When adults are not going to personally use cameras in toys to view what is happening remotely then they should consider turning the function off all together, Deputy Commissioner Steve Wood said.

The warning comes amid growing concerns about the ability of criminals to hack into toys containing sensors, microphones, cameras, data storage and other multi-media capabilities.

Nov 23 10:26

Privacy Nightmare: Online Retailers Must Report Vermont Purchases To Government

By Aaron Kesel

Thanks to a new law in Vermont, the state may soon know your online purchases to pressure residents to pay a “use tax,” WCAX reported.

Vermont’s use tax is meant to make sure that Vermont citizens don’t shop online or across the border to avoid the state’s sales tax...

Nov 22 13:07

For more than half a century, the sugar industry has used Big Tobacco tactics to suppress sugar/cancer link and to confuse the science

UCSF researchers have published an important paper in PLOS Biology that draws on internal documents from the US sugar industry lobby that shows that the industry deliberately suppressed research on the link between sucrose and bladder cancer and heart disease, and then deliberately sowed misinformation about the health effects of sugar, using tactics straight out of the tobacco industry's cancer-denial playbook.

Nov 22 12:35

Researchers Warn How Pesticides Are Secretly Growing Antibiotic Resistance

By Heather Callaghan, Editor

"More emphasis needs to be placed on antibiotic stewardship…Otherwise, new drugs will fail rapidly and be lost to humanity."

The first team of researchers ever to discover that the world’s most popular pesticides and herbicides increase the antibiotic resistance crisis have conducted another study to prove once and for all a frightening truth we must respond to...

Nov 22 07:35

Ikea recalls 29 million chests and dressers after death of EIGHTH child

SWEDISH furniture giant Ikea has relaunched a recall of 29 million dressers after an eighth child was killed when a chest of drawers fell on top of him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They should have issued the recall after the FIRST child was killed.

Nov 21 12:03

GOOGLE ADMITS IT TRACKED USER LOCATION DATA EVEN WHEN THE SETTING WAS TURNED OFF

Android phones gather your location data and send it to Google, even if you’ve turned off location services and don’t have a SIM card, Quartz reported today.

Nov 21 12:00

TYSON FOODS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHEMICAL RELEASE THAT LED TO MASS FISH DEATH

Tyson Foods – the largest U.S. chicken producer – has pleaded guilty in a chemical incident that led to the deaths of over 100,000 fish. The Arkansas-based poultry giant has claimed “full responsibility” for accidentally releasing an acidic chemical used in chicken feed that wound up in Monett, Missouri’s wastewater treatment system.

Nov 20 14:23

Marijuana farmers are destroying natural ecosystems as quest for profits outweighs “green” agricultural practices

Natural News: People who turn to medical marijuana are often drawn to the fact that it’s natural. This is indeed a great quality from a health standpoint, but environment-minded marijuana buyers, take note: New research shows that marijuana farming in remote locations is having a negative effect on the environment.

After studying the ecological consequences that marijuana farming had in Northern California, researchers from Ithaca College discovered that small farms were having a surprisingly big impact.

Nov 20 12:28

STUDY OF 500,000 TEENS SUGGESTS ASSOCIATION BETWEEN EXCESSIVE SCREEN TIME AND DEPRESSION

It’s a cultural stereotype as old as the landline: teenagers love their phones. But for North American teen girls, especially, increasing smartphone use could have a darker side. Depression and suicide rates in teenagers have jumped in the last decade—doubling between 2007 and 2015 for girls—and the trend suspiciously coincides with when smartphones became their constant companions. A recent study places their screen time around nine hours per day.

Nov 20 11:10

GMO Apples That Do Not Brown Have Hit Stores

By Heather Callaghan, Editor

After much anticipation, consternation and hype – the GMO Arctic Apples, genetically engineered not to brown are on their way to supermarkets across America. Arctic Apples, made by Okanagan Specialty Fruits were specifically altered to not turn brown when exposed to the air...

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