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Feb 22 10:22

Oil is now so cheap even pirates aren’t stealing it any more

Oil tankers are enormous, and ships that carry expensive cargo are designed to be difficult to board. Stealing can mean hijacking the original tanker, disabling its tracking devices, taking it to a location where it can’t be spotted, and transferring thousands of heavy barrels to a different vessel that can then be sailed away. Stealing crude also means finding a buyer for it, or else getting involved in the messy and dangerous business of illegal refining.

Feb 22 10:20

Microsoft 'loves' Linux? Then stop attacking open source

Cui Bono re:Linux Mint Hack!

According to Satya Nadella, Microsoft loves Linux. He said as much, complete with pictures -- and his team backs him up. In itself, it's a remarkable statement.

Nadella's predecessor, Steve Ballmer, described open source in the darkest terms, characterizing it (with the GNU GPL) as a commercial cancer and never retracting the slur. In many ways, that dark prophecy has come true for Microsoft, which has seen its rent-seeking business model steadily eroded by open source. Though it still has a cash cow to milk, Microsoft's monopolies no longer frighten anyone.

Feb 22 10:20

Legislation To Limit The Use Of Solar Power Proposed In Multiple US States

Lawmakers in places like Arizona have made news recently by placing a tax on solar panels, but in some areas, politicians want to ban solar power altogether.

Feb 22 10:17

The silent killer in your home: Scented candles and air fresheners 'are adding to pollution that kills 40,000 people a year in UK'

Household sprays often use chemicals known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which start off as solids or liquids but readily evaporate into the air.

Recent research in York found raised levels of a VOC called limonene, which is used heavily in air fresheners and scented candles, to give a lemon citrus smell.

It is dangerous to inhale on its own and can become formaldehyde - a carcinogen that burns the eyes, irritates the skin, and incites coughing fits, nausea, as well as nose and throat cancers - when it mixes with other airborne elements.

Feb 22 10:16

Combat Cam: Iraqi Air Force allegedly targeting ISIS hideouts in Ramadi

Iraqi Defense ministry released video allegedly showing its Air Force targeting ISIS in Ramadi.

Feb 22 10:14

Man burns teenage pregnant girlfriend alive because he didn't want to be a father

A man burned alive his heavily pregnant teenage lover because he didn’t want to be a father.
Eren Toben, the father-to-be, and his friend lured Maria Peiner, 19, into a wood on the outskirts of Berlin to kill her.
In Germany the killer and his accomplice friend were each caged for 14 years for the horrific crime.

Feb 22 10:13

We cannot trust our government, so we must trust the technology. "Apple’s battle with the FBI is not about privacy v security, but a conflict created by the US failure to legitimately oversee its security service", posts Snowden.

America’s national security agencies insist on wielding unaccountable power coupled with “trust us, we’re the good guys”, but the majority of users have no such trust. Terrorism is real, and surveillance can sometimes help prevent it, but the only path to sustainable accommodation between technologies of secrecy and adequately informed policing is through a root-and-branch reform of the checks and balances in the national security system.

Feb 22 10:12

Whore of Babylon shreds Constitution, exposed as ultimate backer of massive U.S. land grab

As it turns out there’s a lot more to the story behind the Malheur Wildlife Refuge–a whole lot more–and this article is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

As you may or may not know, Intellihub reported on Jan. 4, that the Hammond’s ranch and other ranch-lands surrounding the refuge sit atop a vast swath of precious metals, minerals, and uranium that’s heavily desired by not only the federal government, but foreign entities as well.

Feb 22 10:03

Can’t Pay Attention or Focus – Read This

In our modern world of constant noise and input, learning a few skills to keep your mind on task is more important than ever.

Feb 22 09:59

The Biochemical Manipulation Of Humanity – Infertility, Endocrine Disruption And Depression

Many prominent scientists and authors have on various occasions stated that in the future, the common people would be manipulated through chemicals in their food, water and injections, to suit the needs of the people that govern them. In his 1931 book, elitist Bertrand…

Feb 22 09:57

Short Documentary Shows How Saturated We Are In Toxic Fluoride

Our Daily Dose is a 20-minute short film by Jeremy Seifert that lays out the real dangers of public water fluoridation. Hailed by the Centers for Disease Control as one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th century, water fluoridation is something most of us assume to be safe and effective….

Feb 22 09:56

New Evidence Suggests Monsanto Larvicide Is To Blame For Birth Defects In Brazil

Zika virus may not be the culprit in huge increase in microcephaly cases but, rather, Monsanto larvicide used in Brazilian water supply. A group of Argentine doctors, who call themselves Physicians in Crop-Sprayed Towns, has released a new report

Feb 22 09:55

The claims that don't add up: JAMES SLACK analyses the Prime Minister's striking assertions - and the rebuttals of senior Tories and EU leaders

CLAIM: We’ll be safer inside the EU because we’re able to work with our partners, strength in numbers in a dangerous world.

Response: Several of the terrorists responsible for the Paris massacres were able to travel freely across Europe’s Schengen zone. Yesterday, Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith said being inside the EU ‘leaves the door open’ to the UK suffering similar attacks. He suggested migrants currently arriving in the EU would be given passports in the next few years which would allow them to end up in the UK without proper security checks.

Feb 22 09:55

Billionaire asks for $30M for access to public beach

How much should it cost the state of California to buy access to Martins Beach? Roughly $30 million, according to Silicon Valley investment titan Vinod Khosla, who owns the San Mateo County property.
Khosla s lawyers dropped that number into a Feb. 3 letter to Jennifer Lucchesi, executive director of the State Lands Commission, which has been negotiating with Khosla to purchase a public right of way. The easement would allow people to drive down Martins Beach Road and hang out on the sandy beach.

Feb 22 09:55

There’s Just One Problem With America’s Parmesan Cheese: Most Of It Contains Wood

Your parmesan cheese products do not contain any parmesan,” stated one of several FDA warnings to Castle Cheese Inc., in 2012. Another alarmingly rebuked, “your product labels declare that the products are parmesan cheese or romano cheese, but they are in fact a mixture of trimmings of various cheeses and other ingredients.”…

Feb 22 09:55

Mother of teen paralyzed by Ethan Couch speaks out: ‘We’ve been in hell’

Maria Lemus’ teenage son used to love soccer. He used to have friends. He used to be a normal kid.But since he became a victim of Ethan Couch’s drunken driving, 18-year-old Sergio Molina has been paralyzed and requires around-the-clock care.

Feb 22 09:53

Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign-Policy Catastrophes

Many commentators have mentioned (such as here and here and here and here) that Hillary Clinton left behind no major achievement as the U.S. Secretary of State; but, actually, she did. Unfortunately, all of her major achievements were bad, and some were catastrophic. Six countries were especially involved: Honduras, Haiti, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine. The harm she did to each country was not in the interest of the American people, and it was disastrous for the residents there.

Feb 22 09:53

Nutrient Herb Controls Blood Sugar, Cholesterol And Free Radicals

This plant is rich in micronutrients and nutritional elements. Various compounds in cilantro give it its distinct scent, which plays a large role in how foods taste. In addition to pleasant aromatic factors (described by…

Feb 22 09:52

Exposure To Air Pollution Increases The Risk Of Obesity

Laboratory rats who breathed Beijing’s highly polluted air gained weight and experienced cardio-respiratory and metabolic dysfunctions after three to eight weeks of exposure. A study appearing in the March issue of the Journal of the ...

Feb 22 09:51

Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend'

A ceasefire in Syria agreed by Russia and the US is scheduled to come into effect at midnight on 27 February, a draft of the plan reveals.

Feb 22 09:50

Red Alert! Colorado Health Department Is Trying To Hijack Vaccine Exemptions

We are now aware of HB 1164, introduced by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), attempting to hijack control of vaccine exemptions. [1] The intended purpose of HB 1164 states, “The department is responsible for determining the…

Feb 22 09:47

Mysterious Oily Substance Rains From The Sky With No Explanation In Michigan

The whole town of Harrison Township, Michigan is trying to figure out why a black oily substance was raining from the sky last week. According to ABC, the local fire department and environmental agencies have no clue what the substance is, but they do admit that it mysteriously fell from the sky….