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Nov 18 19:36

Solar Panels Produce Tons of Toxic Waste—Literally

By Bill Wirtz

Beyond the clear misallocation of resources and energy market price distortions, there is a further environmental problem associated with solar panels.

Beyond the inefficient use of these resources to begin with (in the process of making crystalline silicon from silicon, as much as 80 percent of the raw silicon is lost), there are numerous human health concerns directly related to the manufacture and disposal of solar panels...

Nov 18 13:32

SIDEWALK LABS' QUIET PLAN FOR CANADA'S BANKS TO MANAGE A NATIONAL DIGITAL ID FOR MEANS-TESTING AND ACCESS TO SERVICES

. In this piece, Radovac reveals the buried plan for a finance-sector managed, all-surveilling National ID card buried in the latest massive wedge of largely unread documents from Google spin-out Sidewalk Labs (previously) that is building a controversial, privatized city-within-a-city in Toronto

Nov 17 06:42

CDC caught inflating flu deaths to sell more vaccines

You know that “36,000” number the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is constantly throwing around as the number of people in the U.S. who supposedly die every year from influenza? It’s completely made up, and its purpose is to sell more flu vaccines, as evidenced by actual mortality data showing that only a few hundred people at most die from influenza annually.

Nov 16 15:12

Google Faces Antitrust Probes By 48 States And DOJ -- Use Presearch

By Aaron Kesel

Google is facing an antitrust violation investigation into its practices of its search and Android software in all 48 states, Puerto Rico and Washington DC by their respective attorneys general, CNBC reported.

The states investigating Google are preparing to expand their antitrust probe beyond the company’s advertising business to its search and Android businesses.

The attorneys general will write up subpoenas known as civil investigative demands, or CIDs, to support the ongoing investigation into Google’s practices. According to CNBC, “states will carry out the investigations of search and Android separately, the people said. It wasn’t clear which states would look at those businesses, however.”...

Nov 16 08:02

Amazon’s Ring Doorbells App Leaks Customers’ Wi-Fi Username and Password. Report

oday, Cyberscoop reported a major security vulnerability in Amazon’s Ring doorbell app. Amazon’s Ring doorbells, which have already raised significant privacy and civil liberties concerns, have now been shown to be deeply insecure, exposing users Wi-Fi passwords to hackers.

With this Wi-Fi information, hackers can access customers’ personal home networks. It only gets scarier from there as hackers could use customer’s webcams to spy on them and their children, gain access to their bank accounts, and retrieve personal information necessary for identity theft.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; was this signed off on by Amazon, KNOWING that these security problems existed, or did they exist to serve a particular government surveillance need?!?

Nov 14 18:11

Google Has Its Eyes On Our Health and Banking Data — Project Nightingale and Project Cache

By Aaron Kesel

There has been serious backlash against Google for hoarding health data of 50 million Americans through Project Nightingale. The once social media giant is now shifting focus from just a search engine and video platform with its subsidiary YouTube, to a megalithic corporation seeking to monopolize our daily lives in not only health and technology but banking as well...

Nov 13 09:58

MRI Study Associates Screen Time Exposure In Children To Lower Brain Development

By John Vibes

The research team found that white matter in the brain was less developed in children who spent more time in front of screens. White matter is important to thought processing, speech and literacy...

Nov 12 12:10

New Home “Amazon Experience Centers” Are Really Amazon Home Surveillance Centers

By MassPrivateI

For those of you who miss the good old days when government spies used to bug people’s homes, I give you “Amazon Experience Centers”: new homes pre-equipped with a mind-boggling array of listening devices.

Amazon’s ‘Experience Centers’ tagline, “Try smart home devices in person and see how Amazon can simplify your everyday” is less about simplification and more about home surveillance.

As NPR notes, builders like Lennar Homes have pre-installed Amazon smart devices in at least 45,000 new homes this year alone...

Nov 10 11:44

Reasons Marijuana Legalization Seems To Be Failing

When it was first proposed, the concept of marijuana legalization seemed solid enough. Take the world’s most popular illicit substance, establish a taxed and regulated marketplace and watch all of the evil associated with the herb – the criminal activity, the youth consumption –fade away into a footnote of American history. And by all accounts, it was a plan that should have worked. After all, we weren’t dealing with a new idea or anything.

Nov 10 09:59

China Working on 6G Despite Opposition and Lawsuits Against 5G Increasing Worldwide

By B.N. Frank

According to many respected sources, 5G is already too risky. Regardless, China and other countries -- including the U.S. -- are working on 6G...

Nov 09 10:14

Russia’s Short March to Food Security

America used to be self-sufficient in food. It isn't any more. In event of a war with Russia and China,Americans will starve.

When I wrote my China’s long march to total food security NEO article last month, I had intended to dovetail it with Russia’s accomplishment of being more self-dependent on feeding its people. What they both shared was having to deal with US sanctions before they reached their goal.

Russia was hit with everything but the kitchen sink, with diplomatic sanctions initially and quickly moving into defense, energy and the financial arena, limiting access to foreign investment and attractive interest rate loans. Exxon Oil had to withdraw from some major Russian partnership deals, suffering big losses.

Nov 08 17:03

People are throwing away their Fitbits over fears about privacy after Google announces $2.1 billion buyout of the wearable tech company

If Twitter is anything to go by, the last steps measured by many Fitbits over the past week were taken to the fitness trackers' final resting place — the bin.

Unhappy Fitbit users announced they were ditching the devices over privacy concerns following Google's purchase of the activity tracking firm on November 1.

San Francisco-based Fitbit Inc, which boasts 28 million worldwide users, was purchased for $2.1 billion (£1.6 billion).

In response, many Fitbit users threatened to switch to other wearables instead — including smart watches made by rivals Apple and Garmin.

Nov 08 15:06

Facebook Communications Leaked Antitrust Behaviors, Admits 100 Developers Had Access To User Data

By Aaron Kesel

Facebook states that even after the company locked down its Groups’ application programming interface (API) last year, some app developers retained improper access to information about the site’s millions of members, according to a Facebook blog post.

Facebook notes that roughly 100 developers might have accessed user information since Facebook changed its rules in April of 2018, and at least 11 of those devs accessed member data in the last 60 days. Facebook now says it has cut all partners off from that data.

Facebook Group administrators are able to use third-party tools to manage their groups, giving apps information about its users’ activity. However, since the changes last year, developers shouldn’t be able to see individual members’ names, profile pictures, or unspecified other profile data...

Nov 08 06:35

Flu Shots and Alzheimer's Disease

According to Hugh Fudenberg, MD, the world's leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our times (nearly 850 papers in peer review journals): If an individual has had 5 consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied) his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's Disease is 10 times higher than if he/she had one, 2 or no shots. Dr. Fudenberg said it was so and that it was due to mercury and aluminum that is in every flu shot. The gradual mercury and aluminum buildup in the brain causes cognitive dysfunction.

Flu shots contain 25 micrograms of mercury. One microgram is considered toxic.

Nov 07 09:57

Netflix will stop working on some Samsung smart TVs next month due to 'technical limitations' - as the company announces crackdown on password sharing

Some Samsung smart TV users will no longer be able to stream Netflix from next month, due to 'technical limitations' on older models.

In a statement on its website - which now appears to have been deleted - the tech giant announced that anyone with an older model who still wants to use Netflix will need to buy a compatible device.

Nov 07 07:37

Genetic Sequencing of Common Vaccine Finds Entire Male Genome from Aborted Baby: 560 Genes Linked to Cancer

Now, a laboratory in Italy has carried out a complete genome sequencing of this MRC-5 cell line that’s deliberately inserted into multiple vaccines. What they’ve found in beyond shocking… it’s horrifying. As explained by Children’s Health Defense:

The Corvelva team summarized their findings as follows:

1- The fetal cell line was found to belong to a male fetus.

2- The cell line presents itself in such a way that it is likely to be very old, thus consistent with the declared line of the 1960s.

3- The fetal human DNA represented in this vaccine is a complete individual genome, that is, the genomic DNA of all the chromosomes of an individual is present in the vaccine.

4- The human genomic DNA contained in this vaccine is clearly, undoubtedly abnormal, presenting important inconsistencies with a typical human genome, that is, with that of a healthy individual.

5- 560 genes known to be associated with forms of cancer were tested and all underwent major modifications.

Nov 06 13:34

Skinny Pot: Could Weight-Loss Weed Be Next?

CBD has dominated the cannabis wellness market so far — but THCV could be the next contender.

THCV has a wide range of potential health benefits, from its ability to help with Parkinson’s to its potential as a bone growth stimulating agent. But how does THCV work, and what other therapeutic effects are waiting to be discovered beneath the surface?

How do cannabinoids work?
Before diving into THCV, it’s best to understand what, exactly, the Endocannabinoid System really is.

Nov 06 11:38

Netflix will stop working on older Samsung smart TVs next month

Some Samsung smart TVs will no longer include Netflix support starting Dec. 2, a Netflix representative said Tuesday. The change is due to technical limitations.

Nov 05 19:37

More Smartphone Lawsuits Expected. RF Radiation Exceeds Outdated Federal Safety Levels Up to 500%

By B.N. Frank

An article published in the Chicago Tribune in August revealed that 11 smartphone models exceed very outdated federal RadioFrequency (RF) exposure safety limits.

How outdated? No “safe” levels of RF radiation have even been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women. Health experts including the American Academy of Pediatrics have warned that children are more susceptible to harm from all sources of wireless radiation and have encouraged reducing their exposure everywhere including in medical buildings, schools, etc.

Because of the Chicago Tribune article, Fegan Scott law firm started a class action lawsuit...

Nov 05 18:54

Indica vs. sativa: What’s the difference between cannabis types?

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Indica vs. sativa: What’s the difference between cannabis types?
Bailey Rahn
September 20, 2018
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When browsing cannabis strains or purchasing cannabis at a shop, you may notice strains are commonly broken up into three distinct groups: indica, sativa, and hybrid. Most consumers have used these two cannabis types as a touchstone for predicting effects:

Indica strains are believed to be physically sedating, perfect for relaxing with a movie or as a nightcap before bed.
Sativas are said to provide invigorating, uplifting cerebral effects that pair well with physical activity, social gatherings, and creative projects.
Hybrids are thought to fall somewhere in between, offering a balance of indica and sativa effects.

Nov 05 11:01

Interview With Mackenzie Feldman of Herbicide-Free Campus

By Independent Science News

Mackenzie Feldman, Founder of Herbicide-Free Campus has been working to end herbicide use by the University of California campus system. This May, the University announced a ban on glyphosate citing “concerns about possible human health and ecological hazards”...

Nov 05 09:52

New Study Explains How The HPV Vaccine Can Trigger “An Extremely Wide Spectrum of Autoimmune Diseases”

The powerful government-pharmaceutical industry partnership that has been foisting human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination on girls and boys around the world since 2006 now has working-age adults within its sights. Merck’s Gardasil 9 received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for expanded use in the 27-45 age group in late 2018, and there are signs that a campaign is afoot to achieve the same end result in other countries.

HPV vaccines have been linked to over 100,000 reported adverse events globally, including disabling autoimmune conditions and deaths, but officials seem unconcerned. Merck set the tone for the truth-stretching claim that HPV vaccine risks are “negligible” when it conducted its initial clinical trials for Gardasil and dismissed as irrelevant the serious medical conditions that arose—within seven months—in half of all participants who received the vaccine.

Nov 05 09:05

700+ American Doctors Given Over $1M Each From Big Pharma To Push Drugs & Medical Devices

In a very thorough and revealing analysis of statistical industry payment data, ProPublica disclosed that more than 2,500 physicians have received at least half a million dollars apiece from drugmakers and medical device companies in the past five years alone, while more than 700 of those doctors received at least $1 million, and that doesn’t include money for research or royalties from inventions.

In their article, the authors note that their previous analysis in 2013, which found out that 1 doctor had made $1 million and 21 doctors had made over $500,000 for the same reasons, was expected to be a wake-up call for more effective scrutiny, oversight, and challenges to these payments. Instead, these types of payments have become much more commonplace.

Nov 04 19:05

Desperate Humanity Sends Killer Robot Back In Time To Stop All These Terminator Sequels From Being Made

U.S.—Everyone agrees it is a bleak and hopeless post-apocalyptic hellscape we are living in nowadays. Not from the Trump administration or anything, but because of all these Terminator sequels.

Nov 04 09:09

700+ American Doctors Were Given Over $1M Each From Big Pharma To Push Drugs and Devices

By Richard Enos

In a very thorough and revealing analysis of statistical industry payment data, ProPublica disclosed that more than 2,500 physicians have received at least half a million dollars apiece from drugmakers and medical device companies in the past five years alone, while more than 700 of those doctors received at least $1 million, and that doesn’t include money for research or royalties from inventions...

Nov 03 20:44

Vindman Says Ukraine Transcript Left Out Lengthy Sections Of Trump Bragging About Time He Was In Pizza Hut Commercial

WASHINGTON—Raising further questions about Donald Trump’s July call to Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky, national security expert Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified Tuesday that the White House’s transcript of the conversation left out lengthy sections of Trump bragging about the time he was in a commercial for Pizza Hut.

Nov 03 18:20

Amazon Alexa Could Be Used To Prosecute Case In Florida — But Is There Probable Cause?

By Aaron Kesel

If a precedent is set, this could allow police to use any recorded audio/video in the future during a criminal proceeding.

That means everything from doorbells like Amazon’s Ring surveillance network that connect directly to smartphone apps, fridges with built-in cameras, and even washing machines and smart light bulbs are now potential witnesses in court. We don’t think even George Orwell could have predicted that we would be spied on by our appliances. This is a massive potential overreach by police investigators...

Nov 03 12:13

Will Uber Food Delivery Drones Be As Problematic As Their Self-Driving Vehicles?

By B.N. Frank

It wasn’t that long ago that a self-driving Uber killed an Arizona pedestrian. More recently a whistleblower reported that the company’s automated vehicles still weren’t safe – despite Uber’s claims that they were.

Drones have been associated with some high-profile catastrophes too. A quick search on YouTube renders an extensive collection of scary videos. Unfortunately, this hasn’t deterred companies like Walgreens and CVS from using them for deliveries. Apparently, untrustworthy Uber isn’t deterred either. Good Luck, San Diego...

Nov 03 11:09

Verizon Installing Approx. 1000 4G and 5G “Smart Poles” in California, Colorado, Ohio, and Utah Despite Increasing Lawsuits, Opposition, and Warnings

By B.N. Frank

Before the insidious “Race for 5G” began telecom companies had been warning their investors that they may eventually be held liable for causing harm with their products and transmitters. Regardless, they continued to invent, manufacture and market products for everybody – from cradle to grave.

This being said – 5G is just the tip of an enormous iceberg that’s only getting bigger...

Nov 02 07:11

Apple to Ship 80 Million 5G Phones by 2020 Despite Lawsuits Against Other Smartphone Models and 5G Causing Phones to Overheat

By B.N. Frank

Apple is being sued because some of their current phone models exceed federal RF safety limits. Regardless, the company seems to be confident that people will still want to buy their new 5G phones even though the telecom industry has provided NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe and many doctors and scientists say it isn’t.

Another bummer – 5G has also been reported as making phones, modems, and base stations overheat. When the phones overheat, they switch back to 4G. Phone users have been told to apply ice packs and crank a/c in order to operate 5G again. Popular tech enthusiasts are not impressed. Regardless, none of this has obviously deterred Apple...

Oct 31 10:47

Flu Shots May Be Even Less Effective This Year

Just as publicity about the need for everyone to get a flu shot ramps up, there are signs that the influenza vaccine for this “flu season” (2019-2020) may be even less effective this year than last year.

The strains of the influenza virus selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. health officials for vaccine manufacturers to include in this year’s flu shot for the North Hemisphere (including the United States) may turn out to be a ‘mismatch,’ according to epidemiologist Danuta Skowronski, MD of the British Columbia Center for Disease Control in Vancouver, Canada. 1, 2

In February 2019, the WHO recommended the “influenza B virus component of trivalent vaccines for use in the 2019-2020 northern hemisphere influenza season be a B/Colorado,” and the A(H3N2) component in March. In September, the WHO selected different A/H3N2 influenza virus strains for the Southern Hemisphere, suggesting to Dr. Skowronski that the earlier strain prediction may be wrong.

Oct 30 14:42

Newly released video game challenges players to survive the climate apocalypse

fun !

Ever wonder how you'll survive an apocalyptic climate crisis?

Oct 30 09:48

Happy Halloween? Ranking The Worst Candy Companies Contributing To Child Labor and Deforestation

By John Vibes

It is estimated that people in the United States alone will spend $2.7 billion on candy for Halloween, and not many of us really think about where that money is going. Unfortunately, many of the companies behind our favorite Halloween candies have some extremely unethical business practices, including the use of child labor in slave-like conditions overseas...

Oct 29 09:59

Aruba’s Facial Recognition Will Identify 2 Million Tourists At Car Rental Stations, Hotels And The Airport

By MassPrivateI

Think twice before planning your family vacation to Aruba next year. Big Brother has big plans to monitor American tourists.

A recent article in Breaking Travel News, revealed that the government of Aruba and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTCC) are bringing facial recognition CCTV cameras to car rental stations and at least 15 hotels on the island by 2020...

Oct 28 17:08

PG&E Sued By Insurance Companies When “Smart” Meters Caught Fire on California Homes

By B.N. Frank

Many people are aware that California utility company PG&E is being held accountable for playing a significant role in the state’s devastating wildfires.

What many may not know is that insurance companies have taken legal action against PG&E after their “Smart” Meters caught fire on California homes...

Oct 28 09:02

Everything your medical doctor is NOT telling you

In the American medical world, nothing ever really gets “solved.” It’s all about “maintenance” and treating symptoms, using drugs, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Hospital errors are at an all-time high as are hospital “superbugs” which are viruses and bacteria that are immune to antibiotics and spread like wildfire from patient to patient. There is plenty for the typical M.D. (medical deity) to brush under the proverbial rug, and it’s all part of the unwritten code of only treating the symptoms, never the cause.

Oct 26 17:08

Private Search Engines – The Ultimate Guide

This new and improved guide aims to be the most in-depth resource available (6,000+ words) on private search engines. Below we’ll take a close look at the best private search engines for 2019, as well as examining other aspects of private search and keeping your data safe from third parties.

(May 2019 update)1. Startpage – Best private search engine for 2019

Oct 26 08:00

A "FREE MARKET" FUTURE OF BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACES: A TECHNO-FASCIST HISTORY OF NEO-EUGENIC TRANSHUMANISM

A half century ago, Yale Professor of Physiology Jose Manuel Rodríguez Delgado Jr. published a composite of his groundbreaking research on neural-implant technology. Compiling roughly two decades of his laboratory experiments on human and animal subjects, Delgado's Physical Control of the Mind: Toward a Psychocivilized Society documented that

Oct 24 11:59

Congressman Confronts Zuckerberg About Censoring Information on Vaccine Safety

By Arjun Walia

The Facts: Senator Bill Posey from Florida recently questioned Mark Zuckerberg during a hearing on Capitol Hill about Facebook’s censorship on information that paints vaccines in a negative light.

Reflect On: Why do proponents of vaccines always use terms like . “anti-vax conspiracy theories” and ridicule instead of simply addressing the points and facts that are made by vaccine safety advocates like Bill Posey?...

Oct 24 09:55

Two Ohio Counties Receive $260M in Opioid Lawsuit Settlements from Four Drug Companies

For many years there’s been a lot of finger pointing as to who is to blame for the “Opioid Crisis.”

Some former American government employees and pharmaceutical executives have gone on the record and painted a very ugly picture of certain elected officials as well as The Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Of course, the FDA rarely seems to get it right on anything, and the public always seems to pay the price for their bad judgement eventually (see 1, 2, 3, 4).

These recent drug company settlements obviously won’t make up for all the harm that has been done. But they will help.

Oct 23 17:49

Two Ohio Counties Receive $260M in Opioid Lawsuit Settlements from Four Drug Companies

By B.N. Frank

For many years there’s been a lot of finger pointing as to who is to blame for the “Opioid Crisis.”

Some former American government employees and pharmaceutical executives have gone on the record and painted a very ugly picture of certain elected officials as well as the FDA.

Of course, the FDA rarely seems to get it right on anything, and the public always seems to pay the price for their bad judgement eventually...

Oct 23 17:29

CNBC Reports Amazon Is Regularly Selling Expired Baby Food, Beef Jerky, Coffee Primers and More via 3rd Party Vendors

By B.N. Frank

No matter where you shop for food – it’s never a bad idea to check the expiration dates before buying it. This is obviously not an issue when buying food in person at a store.

A recent CNBC report is a good reminder to check any food items that are shipped to you from any vendor but especially from Amazon.

In fact, after reading the first few paragraphs, you may feel compelled to immediately rummage through your pantry checking labels...

Oct 23 17:28

American Google Searches for CBD Eclipse All Other Health Topics

Google searches from 2004 through April 2019 were used to measure U.S. public interest in cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical component of marijuana.

Searches from the United States that mentioned “CBD” or “cannabidiol” were stable from 2004 through 2014 before substantial increases in search volumes of almost 126% in 2017 compared with 2016 and 160% during 2018 compared with 2017...

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