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Oct 18 09:25

UK SPIES USING SOCIAL MEDIA DATA FOR MASS SURVEILLANCE

Privacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people.

Oct 17 16:20

Explosive ’60 Minutes’ investigation finds Congress and drug companies worked to cripple DEA’s ability to fight opioid abuse

A joint investigation by The Washington Post and CBS’s “60 Minutes” found that members of Congress alongside the pharmaceutical industry helped fuel the opioid crisis. Drug distributors – the three biggest of which are Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and McKesson – are in charge of shipping drugs to pharmacies and hospitals around the US.

Oct 17 12:26

Facebook seeking hires with national security clearances|

motivated by the possibility that Russian actors may have manipulated its platform

Oct 17 09:15

Kobe Steel Scandal Goes Nuclear: Company Faked Data For Decades, Had A "Fraud Manual"

Well, as of moments ago that tipping point was this much closer, when the same Nikkei reported that some Kobe Steel plants in Japan had been falsifying product quality data for decades, well beyond the roughly 10-year time frame given by the lying steelmaker. According to the Japanese newspaper, "employees involved in the data manipulation used the industry term tokusai to refer to shipping of products that did not meet the standards requested by customers", the Nikkei source said. Though tokusai usually refers to voluntary acceptance of such products, plants sometimes sent substandard goods without customers' consent. The word was apparently in use at some plants for 40 to 50 years.

Oct 15 10:34

Telcos "selling realtime ability to associate web browsing with name & address"

Telcos provide API access to your phone's location, along with your name and address, writes Philip Neutstrom. With two links, to danalinc.com and payfone.com, he shows that these sites can access this data when your phone connects. The pages are demos for the API and serve some of the data provided back to the visitor.

Oct 14 09:28

Flu Vaccines in Pregnancy and Childhood: What You Need to Know

By The World Mercury Project Team

You want to do everything right for your child, and would never knowingly allow someone to inject a neurotoxin into your infant. Before getting a flu shot, you need to know this: MERCURY is a NEUROTOXIN.

What You Need to Know

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns pregnant women and young children not to eat fish containing high levels of methylmercury. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends pregnant women and infants get influenza vaccines, many of which contain ethylmercury from the preservative thimerosal. Receiving them may result in mercury exposures exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended maximum levels...

Oct 13 13:06

Your Boss Shouldn’t Get To Have ‘Religious’ Objections To Your Health Care

When Obamacare — aka, the Affordable Care Act — became law in 2010, it mandated coverage of birth control without co-payments.

Some employers didn’t like the rule, and Hobby Lobby hated it so much that the company filed a lawsuit to stop it. Company owners said they didn’t believe in contraception and claimed that covering it for female employees violated their religious freedom.

Oct 12 09:34

Caught On Tape: Google Works To Censor Infowars

Project Veritas captured groundbreaking footage that reveals Google’s willingness to censor those who they are ideologically opposed to.

Oct 12 09:01

Rejecting Sonos' private data slurp basically bricks bloke's boombox

"I'm deeply disappointed at their arrogance that they feel free to cut support for those of us who won't blindly accept new contract terms whenever they see fit," he said. "Whether I'm happy with the new terms or not is irrelevant to this issue. I might have considered accepting them had they not been forced in this way."

Dave also expressed concern that Sonos feels it's acceptable to keep personal data unnecessarily.

"Most of all, as a fairly senior technical person, I cannot fathom their requirement to keep my IP address on file for a device which offers no push functionality whatsoever. This is pure Big Brother at its best and needs to either be justified or stopped," our reader said. "I'd suggest that Sonos users monitor and firewall these devices in future. I'm probably going back to a traditional setup with buttons, stereo speakers, and wires. The sound was better, control better, and it still works after 20 years, without ever even needing any kind of agreement in place."

Oct 09 11:42

JAPANESE MUTANT CHICKENS ARE LAYING EGGS WITH PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS

Most people eat chicken eggs for their high protein content and healthy fats – but in the future eggs could ward off diseases, such as cancer and hepatitis. That’s because researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have genetically engineered chickens to lay eggs that contain drugs capable of boosting the immune system. The controversial technique was developed to make pharmaceutical drugs more affordable and, as a result, more accessible.

Oct 09 09:22

Smart Meters Create A “Honeypot” Of Personal Information To Exploit

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Over a year ago, reporter Ruth Lyle of the UK’s Daily Mail, published a rather introspective article about how AMI Smart Meters will be used to spy on British households and the ramifications of that totalitarian-like practice.

In reading Lyle’s article, I could not help but wonder if U.S. consumers are aware of what’s going on with AMI Smart Meters in the USA, because surveillance is part and parcel of the ‘new energy saving’ crisis...

Oct 06 16:08

JP Morgan-Chase paid its billions in fines for mortgage fraud by committing billions in mortgage fraud

A lawsuit against JP Morgan-Chase -- the nation's largest bank -- asserts that the institution paid off the $4,200,000,000 in mortgage forgiveness that it agreed to as a settlement for widescale mortgage and foreclosure fraud by committing a lot more mortgage fraud, in which homeowners, ethical lenders, and American cities were stuck with the bill. The original settlement came from the Obama-era policy of not prosecuting finance executives for criminal acts, preferring to extract huge fines from the institutions.

Oct 06 09:15

Apple Is Investigating Battery Swelling in iPhone 8 Plus

Last week, initial reports of some users in Asia experiencing screen-popping battery swelling in their iPhone 8 Plus began to trickle out. Since then, other incidents in Greece, Canada, and China have surfaced, and it seems the story has reached a tipping point. Apple has confirmed to Gizmodo that it is “looking into” the matter.

Oct 06 06:16

DO NOT CLICK: Ads Falsely Reporting Deaths Of Bill O'Reilly And Rush Limbaugh Likely Malware

The files to which the ads are linked are highly suspicious, so much so that I didn't run them even quarantined.

Screenshots of the ads are here, as well as links to the online tests. You can look at the embedded code yourself there, safely; it was labeled "suspicious," which seems to me to be very possibly an understatement.

Be safe, and

Be seeing you.

Oct 05 12:30

Over half of new cancer drugs 'show no benefits' for survival or wellbeing.

Of 48 cancer drugs approved between 2009-2013, 57% of uses showed no benefits and some benefits were ‘clinically meaningless’, says BMJ study.

Oct 04 16:51

U.S. Based Charity Is Robbing Mexico’s Indigenous Communities of Water

By Derrick Broze

A religious charity based in the United States claims to be helping the poor, but in reality, Living Water is contributing to a shrinking water supply for Mexico’s indigenous communities.

A report from Open Democracy details a disturbing system of corporate and state privilege and theft of indigenous resources. Journalist Tamara Pearson investigated the situation in Puebla, Mexico, specifically looking at the activities of Coca Cola, the charity Living Water, and non-profit Techo. “Here, people living in the wealthy part of town get all the water they need, and Coca Cola gets first dibs on the best water in the state. Meanwhile, the rest us get running water for half an hour a week, or none at all,” Pearson writes...

Oct 04 09:00

Exposing 'In-Q --Tel': The CIA's Own Venture Capital Firm

VIDEO

Google, Facebook, the IT Sector and the CIA

In-Q-Tel was formed by the CIA in 1999 as a private, not-for-profit venture capital firm

Oct 02 22:50

Puerto Rican Cop Reveals The Truth About The Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis From Hurricane Maria

A Hispanic radio station in NYC (La Mega) takes a call from a police officer in Puerto Rico. She tells the truth about the situation on the ground in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and who is to blame for aid not being distributed throughout the island. English subtitles are in the video.

Oct 02 17:41

The “FREE” Press Is NOT Free To Tell The Facts About Vaccines

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Ever since the U.S. Congress gave the U.S. pharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturers a “get out of jail free” card exonerating them of all legal and financial product liabilities, vaccines have proliferated to the point of extreme infringements and health harms upon humans, including their rights to self-determination for themselves and their children.

However, outside the USA there is no such “collusion” going on between government agencies and Big Pharma. Many legal lawsuits against vaccine makers have been filed, especially against those who manufacture the HPV vaccines, which are damaging both male and female youngsters...

Oct 01 14:27

10 Companies That Control Almost Every Single Food And Beverage Brand

Only 10 companies control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world.

Oct 01 08:36

6 Dangerous Electronics & Apps Secretly Spying On You In Your Home

While today’s electronics and applications make our lives easier and simpler, we often forget the cost to privacy in our connected lives. Let’s take a look at a few of the common electronics and applications that are spying on you and collecting your personal, and sensitive information…

Sep 30 09:13

Debt-Slave Industry Frets over Impact of Mass Credit Freezes

Their doom-and-gloom scenario: Consumers suddenly becoming prudent. “Let’s face it, 143 million frauds won’t be perpetrated right away; it will take some time to filter through,” Steve Bowman, chief credit and risk officer at GM Financial, the auto-lending subsidiary of General Motors, told Reuters.

Sep 30 07:14

Chicken safety scandal: 2 Sisters faces parliamentary inquiry after revelations

Three of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains have halted deliveries of chicken from a factory belonging to the country’s biggest poultry supplier after undercover filming revealed poor hygiene standards and food safety records being altered.

The 2 Sisters Food Group, which owns the site, is also facing a “short, sharp” parliamentary inquiry in the wake of evidence uncovered by a joint investigation by the Guardian and ITV News, which showed footage of workers altering the source and slaughter date of poultry being processed at the plant in West Bromwich. Experts said their actions could artificially stretch the commercial life of the meat and dupe consumers into buying chicken past its use-by date.

Sep 29 15:57

WARNING: Major Fraud Alert

Warning there is a major fraud with a pretend site Traders Offer offering everyone’s research for pennies on the dollar. They pretend to have a PayPal Account, get you to put in a credit card, and you will be taken for a ride.

Sep 29 13:27

Americans burdened by Obamacare now face even higher costs

Jim Hansen and his wife considered themselves fortunate when they retired five years ago. The Denver couple, both electrical engineers, were healthy. They'd socked away an ample nest egg. And they found health insurance that, if not cheap, seemed reasonable for two people in their late 50s. Then, the math started to change. Since 2015, the couple's annual premiums have more than tripled and may hit nearly $18,000 next year.

Sep 29 09:44

Police start manhunt for man suspected of poisoning baby food in supermarkets

An unknown person poisoned food in supermarkets in the south German town of Friedrichshafen after trying to blackmail supermarkets, police said on Thursday. The tainted products included baby foods.

Sep 27 15:30

This Chart Defines The 21st Century Economy

Policy tweaks such as tax reform are mere public relations ploys. The cancer eating away at our economy and society arises from the Federal Reserve and the structure of our financial system, and the the degradation of our representative democracy into a pay-to-play auction to the highest bidder.

Sep 27 13:27

Feds Collect Record Taxes Through August; Still Run $673.7B Deficit

At the same time that the federal government was collecting a record $2,966,172,000,000 in tax revenues, it was spending $3,639,882,000,000—and, thus, running a deficit of $673,711,000,000.

Sep 27 12:51

Credit Rating Agencies Can’t Be Trusted

RT talked to investing guru and financial commentator Jim Rogers who said the American rating agencies are incompetent and have “made a lot mistakes in the past decades.” --“They’ve been so wrong so many times in the past. They are totally incompetent; they don’t know what they are doing,” said Rogers.

Sep 26 13:58

The Single-Payer Disaster

If we let the Left win, America will be fundamentally changed in a matter of decades. That new America would be less healthy, less prosperous, and less free.

Sep 26 12:43

The NFL: Big Business With Big Tax Breaks

If You Build It ...

Besides the tax exemption, the NFL can also get a break through big stadium deals. Take, for example, the Dallas Cowboys.

In the late 1990s, the Dallas Cowboys and the team's owner, Jerry Jones, began plans to expand their stadium or build a new one. Jones shopped in and around Dallas for years, asking for public assistance to fund the stadium.

He found an audience in Arlington, a city just outside of Dallas. The price tag for the public was $325 million. (Jones was responsible for the balance of the money for the $1.2 billion stadium. Dallas News says Jones' contribution "was paid with commercial loans, league funding and proceeds from a ticket and parking tax.")

Sep 26 12:39

Paid Patriotism: Six Ways The NFL Is Directly Connected To The Government

There's a reason why football is called America's pastime. Americans —if they watch the sport or not— are unconsciously paying for it. Controversy brought on by NFL star Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the National Anthem last season, and subsequently looking for employment this season, has put the organization founded in 1920 under a microscope.

Non-Profit Status.
Believe it or not, the NFL is non-profit. The IRS expanded Section 501(c)6 of the Internal Revenue Code, which "provides for the exemption of business leagues, chambers of commerce, real estate boards, boards of trade and professional football leagues, which are not organization." As noted by The Washington Post, this exception means the NFL’s headquarters in New York led by Goodell is spared tax payments that some estimate to be $10 million annually— because the teams and not the NFL make money.

Sep 26 12:35

How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers

Taxpayers fund the stadiums, antitrust law doesn't apply to broadcast deals, the league enjoys nonprofit status, and Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year. It's time to stop the public giveaways to America's richest sports league—and to the feudal lords who own its teams.
Last year was a busy one for public giveaways to the National Football League. In Virginia, Republican Governor Bob McDonnell, who styles himself as a budget-slashing conservative crusader, took $4 million from taxpayers’ pockets and handed the money to the Washington Redskins, for the team to upgrade a workout facility. Hoping to avoid scrutiny, McDonnell approved the gift while the state legislature was out of session. The Redskins’ owner, Dan Snyder, has a net worth estimated by Forbes at $1 billion. But even billionaires like to receive expensive gifts.
And on and on........

Sep 26 09:44

SPYING BICYCLES LET POLICE KNOW WHO AND WHERE YOU ARE

Can you recall when your parents bought your first bicycle? Can you recall how thrilled you were when you didn’t need training wheels? Those were great memories right? Now imagine a future, where parents are forced to buy a bicycle that uploads all your kids data to a NASA spy satellite that knows exactly where they are are at all times.

Sep 26 08:48

Revoke the NFL's Antitrust Exemption

Indeed, were the NFL not subject to an antitrust exemption granted to it by our compromised Congress, thanks to the sport’s lobbyists having spread “beaucoup” money all over Capitol Hill, the club of uber rich owners who make their own rules with impunity could be charged under RICO, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, for price fixing, market division and other illegal anti-competitive acts. As a former Justice Department Antitrust Division prosecutor who was on the trial team that broke up AT&T during the Reagan administration for price fixing and market division, take it from me!

Sep 25 09:28

FACEBOOK TO MONITOR EVERYWHERE USERS HAVE BEEN FOR HIGHLY TARGETED ADS

Advertisers can now target Facebook users based on where they’ve been in the real world. The social network is allowing thousands of companies to serve ads specifically to people who have walked into their physical stores, in order to get them to come back.

Sep 24 05:27

C60 Sells Out Everywhere After Clif High Show - Learn Why


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142961212003237
The prolongation of the lifespan of rats by repeated oral administration of [60]fullerene

Abstract

Countless studies showed that [60]fullerene (C60) and derivatives could have many potential biomedical applications. However, while several independent research groups showed that C60 has no acute or sub-acute toxicity in various experimental models, more than 25 years after its discovery the in vivo fate and the chronic effects of this fullerene remain unknown. ...

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Sep 23 07:54

Vaccine Law removed liability just as "Vaccination" Surreptitiously Changed to "Genetic Engineering"

The World Health Organization, run by the Rockefellers, admits something big happened to vaccines.

DNA vaccines
"Vaccination consists of stimulating the immune system with an infectious agent, or components of an infectious agent, modified in such a manner that no harm or disease is caused, but ensuring that when the host is confronted with that infectious agent, the immune system can adequately neutralize it before it causes any ill effect. ....

"Recently, a radically new approach to vaccination has been developed ...."

That's DNA vaccines. That's vaccines that alter people's DNA. Or put more bluntly put, that is vaccines that genetically engineer people by altering their DNA.

The name - "vaccination" - remained the same, but the technology drastically changed, with no word to doctors or the public that the vaccines were now altering DNA

And DNA vaccines have never been approved for use in human beings.

Sep 22 14:32

COSMETIC SURGERY ROGUE OPERATORS: HEALTH MINISTER CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION

MEDICAL school graduates are calling themselves cosmetic “surgeons” after completing half-day training courses in breast enhancements and Botox, prompting calls for a wide ranging ­overhaul of the industry by concerned health professionals and terrified women who believe they have been misled on the operating table.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard last night ordered an investigation into rogue operators “flouting regulations” after the revelations.

A special investigation by The Saturday Telegraph also revealed NSW’s ­billion-dollar cosmetic surgery industry has been likened by one former clinic nurse to a “wild, wild west” operation with a bizarre loophole that allows anyone who has graduated with a medical degree and is a registered doctor to call themselves a cosmetic “surgeon” — even if they have not undergone any specialised training.

Sep 22 12:58

Look for the UL Label Before Purchasing Space Heaters This Winter

In a report with USA today. Space heaters responsible for most winter fires and deaths. Sometimes good is not cheap and cheap is not good. So how many of these heaters were made inferior or defective because they bypassed any consumer product testing to see if the space heaters are safe.

Sep 22 12:56

Why I hate the Banks with a Passion

Every time a country sets up a private central bank, there are big problems and the people are always robbed by the fraud they impose. When I read about banks getting caught manipulating their costumers delaying to post a payroll deposit to bank accounts so the banks could run the checks, then they can charge their clients with overdraft fees. The Banks today are known to rip off today more than ever.

Sep 22 09:39

Will Opioid Lawsuits By County Officials Against Big Pharma Set Legal Precedent To Sue Vaccine Makers?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

“They know what they’ve been doing. They’ve been misrepresenting the dangers of these dangerous addictive drugs for years.” – State Rep. Gen DiGirolamo

“Those pharmaceutical companies have made billions of dollars off the deaths of our children and our loved one.” – Delaware County Councilman David White

Big Pharma companies have a significant presence in the suburban counties surrounding Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, being neighbors doesn’t matter, since Delaware County, the SE Pennsylvania county constituting some of Philadelphia’s western suburbs, filed a lawsuit on September 21, 2017 against eleven pharmaceutical companies regarding the overwhelming opioid epidemic and problem.

The reason for the lawsuit is the amount of money Delaware County had, and has, to pay for all types of services rendered and other expenses due to opioid drug abuses...

Sep 22 09:35

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.

In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan and Israel worried that the U.S. electronic spy agency was pushing the new techniques not because they were good encryption tools, but because it knew how to break them.

The NSA has now agreed to drop all but the most powerful versions of the techniques - those least likely to be vulnerable to hacks - to address the concerns.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can completely understand the unease of our "international partners" in this area!!

Sep 22 06:14

Harvard Study Proves Apple Slows Down old iPhones to Sell Millions of New Models

People have made the anecdotal observation that their Apple products become much slower right before the release of a new model.

Now, a Harvard University study has done what any person with Google Trends could do, and pointed out that Google searches for “iPhone slow” spiked multiple times, just before the release of a new iPhone each time.

The study was performed by student Laura Trucco. The study also compared the results to “Samsung Galaxy slow,” and found that the same spike in searches did not occur before the release of a new Samsung phone.

Sep 21 20:15

Verizon Kicking People Off Network

Verizon kicking people off network for using just a few gigabytes a month

(*They're Doing Them A Favor !)

Sep 21 10:28

Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch

Apple Inc on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability to make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby.

Several prominent reviewers said Wednesday they could not recommend the device because of a wifi glitch that causes cellular connectivity problems.

Sep 21 10:22

YOU HAVE TO BE IN AWE OF REDNECK ENGINEERING (20 PHOTOS)

Rednecks have never gotten enough credit for their inventions and contributions to the engineering world. Their prototypes may be crude at first glance, but there’s a nugget of moonshine soaked genius in there somewhere.

Get ready, ya’ll, the greatest examples of redneck engineering are coming at ya.

Sep 21 09:46

From the Dept of the Bleedin' Obvious... yes, drones hurt when they hit you in the head

Research suggests maybe the heavy ones should spend less time over people

Sep 21 05:47

Government Sues Citizens for Requesting Information - #NewWorldNextWeek - corbettreport

Published on Sep 21, 2017Welcome to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Agencies Suing Citizens, Journalists Who Seek Public Records
http://bit.ly/2yf3BQ7

Entire Volume of CIA Files On Lee Harvey Oswald, Set to Be Released in October, Has ‘Gone Missing’
http://bit.ly/2fju1wx

The CIA Preps Their Next JFK Psyop
http://bit.ly/2yr6nmz

Story #2: PM May Warns Tech Firms Over Terror Content
http://bit.ly/2jMe9Eh

Facebook, Google Are ‘Surveillance States’ That Risk Regulation
http://bit.ly/2fbHBy9

Trump, Netanyahu Ready United Assault Against Iran Nuclear Deal
http://bit.ly/2wz57QR

Netanyahu Hails Trump’s ‘Courageous’ UN Speech Blasting Iran
http://bit.ly/2xor3Nx

Netanyahu: Trump Is Changing the World by Supporting Israel
http://bit.ly/2yqHCXq

Sep 19 12:03

Federal Reserve will continue cutting economic life support

Today, we find our economic fundamentals in complete disarray, but the overwhelming fantasy within stocks still remains. Why? Because yet again, for some reason, no one is ready to accept the reality that the Fed is pulling the plug on America’s fiscal life support.

Sep 19 10:48

America's dirtiest, biggest student lender neutralized by federal watchdog

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, founded by Elizabeth Warren prior to her career as a senator, has entered into an unprecedented settlement with National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts, the largest holder of student debt in the country.
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The Trusts are accused of widescale financial fraud, collecting on debts that they didn't own, or that had expired, using "deceptive or unfair means" and flooding the country's courts with bogus lawsuits.

The Trusts originally held more than $12B in debt, but $5B has already been lost to default. Trust bondholders will not receive any payments while the audit is underway. People whose debts are found to be invalid will not owe anything, and will not face tax penalties for "debt forgiveness." All wage garnishment and bank balance seizures will be suspended during the audit as well.

The settlement still awaits judicial approval.>>>

Sep 19 10:14

IN FLORIDA, YOU CAN’T USE YOUR OWN SOLAR PANELS IN A CRISIS

When it comes to the U.S. economy, the “con” part offers the best description of the current relationship between business, government and the preyed upon consumer. The way things work in early 21st century America is large businesses bribe politicians in a variety of ways at both the local and federal level, and the end result is laws that are designed to increase corporate profits at the expense of the wellbeing and freedom of the American public. Politicians end up with financial war chests to run their next campaign, while bureaucrats see a lucrative opportunity to swing through the ever spinning revolving door should they play ball with lobbyists and their patrons. Yes, there’s always some degree of corruption within any society of humans, but there are peaks and valleys in such cycles. I’d argue we are somewhere in the peak corruption phase.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: both at the Federal and State level, a corporation can buy any bit of legislation which fattens its bottom line, as long as they have enough money with which to bribe your legislators to vote for it.

Sep 18 17:44

How Many Drug Scripts do Doctors Write Per Year?

Waking Times

The increase brought the total to: 4.02 billion. Yes, in 2011, doctors wrote 4.02 billion prescriptions for drugs in America. That’s an average of roughly 13 prescriptions for each man, woman, and child.

Sep 18 13:57

7 Best Video Sites, YouTube Alternatives

YouTube is the biggest video sharing website in the world, no doubt about that, but It isn’t the only place to upload and watch videos online, there are other good options too which often gets ignored because YouTube takes a huge chunk of share when it comes to online publishing and broadcasting of videos.

Looking at the options, here are some of the best video sites like YouTube, where you can either upload or watch videos, check them out.

Sep 18 11:23

Fundamental And Constitutional Rights Negated In The Realm of Totalitarian Corporatocracy

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Why are U.S. citizens being subjected to inhuman violations of their fundamental and Constitutional rights by vested corporate interests, and no one in Congress, or in the practice of law or the judicial system, is doing anything to correct and to restore basic unalienable human fundamental rights?

Two specific areas of modern commerce present overwhelming examples of gross human rights violations...

Sep 18 08:06

Saving Their Bacon: Donetsk Republic Bans Iconic Ukrainian Pork Delicacy

The disease has plagued Eastern Europe since 2007, when it hit Georgia, and then spread into the Caucasus, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Ukraine, which has a special reputation for its pork products, has been hit particularly hard, and the situation has recently worsened. Poland's Ministry of Agriculture has announced that Warsaw would build a €30 million, 729 km fence on the border with Ukraine to protect itself from Ukrainian wild boars infected with ASF from entering Poland.

Sep 18 07:59

France to bring back old thyroid drug after thousands complain over new formula

An old version of a thyroid medication will be reintroduced in France after thousands of the country's three million users complained of serious side effects from a new formula, the government said Friday.
The side effects of the new version of Levothyrox that went on sale in March are said to include cramps, headaches, dizziness and hair loss.

The government of President Emmanuel Macron, which has been accused of "shameful indifference" over the scandal, said the old version of the drug would be reintroduced in two weeks.

Sep 17 12:27

Long-Term Mortgage Delinquencies Seriously Under-Reported

This clarification confirmed my belief that many – if not most – of the borrowers were now delinquent for several years. My response: FIGURES LIE and LIARS can FIGURE. Makes perfect sense to me!

Sep 17 09:01

14 Cutting Edge Tech Firms Funded By The CIA

The CIA has its own investment capital firm called “In-Q-Tel,” and it’s been funding innovative tech firms for years. This is both good news and bad. One the one hand, it allows the CIA to invest in technologies they deem useful for the intelligence community; however, some of these technologies are a little creepy when it comes to personal space and privacy. In-Q-Tel has the ability to reach deep into the pockets of the U.S. government’s Black Budget, which is pretty hefty given that the Washington Post reported that a staggering $52.6 billion was set aside for Black Budget operations in fiscal year 2013. If you’re unfamiliar with the Black Budget program, that’s not very surprising; the entire point of the program is to keep these funds and the programs within it top secret.

Sep 17 08:25

Solutions: Stop Using YouTube - corbettreport


Published on Sep 16, 2017SHOW NOTES AND DISCUSSION: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=24009

Every year come 9/11 I see my "9/11: A Conspiracy Theory" video making the rounds again. But this year something marvelous happened. I was able to point people to my BitChute.com mirror of the video. And my Dtube mirror. And my minds.com mirror. And my vid.me mirror. The YouTube crackdown is coming (exactly as I warned you it would), but the YouTube exodus is also here (just as I predicted at the beginning of the year). The only problem is there are too many platforms to keep track of.

Sep 17 08:13

‘Dual Food’: Same Western Branding But Low-Quality Goods for Eastern Europe

Many multinational food companies have been to shown to be cheating consumers in eastern Europe by selling inferior products under known and respected brand names, according to V?ra Jourová, the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality.

When buying a bottle of Coca-Cola in Prague, one would normally expect it to be the same Coca-Cola for sale in London. But V?ra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, stated that multinational food companies are selling vastly different products to different countries, but use identical branding on their packaging.

According to Jourova, the quality of many foodstuffs sold in Eastern Europe by Western multinationals is significantly inferior to the same branded product sold in Western Europe.

Sep 16 14:21

Unprecedented Global Risk – No One Cares

To summarise in one sentence: The world is facing risk of major (nuclear) wars, economic and financial collapse, as well as political and social upheaval. The realization of just one of these risks would be enough to change the world for a very long time. We live in a totally interconnected world and the danger is that the domino effect will trigger one event after the next until all the risks become reality.

Sep 16 14:08

Sign of the times : Toys “R” Us Enters Death Spiral… Facing Imminent Bankruptcy, Suppliers Halt Shipments

Ultimately, whatever the fate of Toys ‘R’ Us may be, it will inevitably go through bankruptcy court: according to the WSJ, in recent weeks Toys ‘R’ Us’s advisers have been hunting for a DIP loan to fund operations under chapter 11, effectively guaranteeing that a bankruptcy filing is now just a matter of days.

Sep 16 10:56

Echoes of Bush’s WMD Fraud… In Syria

Given the history, skepticism should be the rule in Syria, not credulity. Or, as President George W. Bush once said in a different context, “fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”

Sep 16 09:15

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State To Go Cashless For Marijuana Sales

By Aaron Kesel

Hawaiian state officials announced Tuesday that Hawaii will be the first state to require the sale of marijuana to be cashless, paid with a special debit card payment system next month.

“Oct. 1 is our target date to try to go cashless as much as we can,” Iris Ikeda the state’s financial institutions commissioner, told reporters at a news conference.

While marijuana is legal for medical use in Hawaii, the feds still consider it a Schedule I drug. This status has brought problems for many banks and credit unions, which is the reason why cannabis dispensaries have been cash-only...

Sep 16 06:29

New York Times: Spike the food supply with sterilization chemicals to cause global infertility and depopulation

A November 4, 1969 New York Times feature article authored by Gladwin Hill called for sterilization chemicals to be added to the food supply in order to achieve globalist goals of human depopulation. That article, entitled “A Sterility Drug in Food is Hinted” came with the byline, “Biologist Stresses Need to Curb Population Growth.”

Sep 14 17:48

Here are 6 old technologies Apple wants you to think are revolutionary

We know, we know. Apple takes its time to do new technologies “right,” not “first.” But if you watched Apple’s September 12 announcements for the iPhone 8, iPhone X, Apple TV 4K and Apple Watch Series 3, you might be wondering just how long it takes to perfect an animated 3D turd.

While Apple acolytes inside the newly minted Steve Jobs Theater breathlessly applauded new “features” paraded on stage by Apple VPs, the rest of us were feeling a wave of déjà vu. OLED screens, wireless charging, 4K … haven’t we seen this stuff before?

Yup. Even by its own standards, Apple dredged up some almost embarrassingly dated technologies for its latest round of refreshes.

Sep 14 12:33

GOOGLE’S DEPRESSION TOOL FUNDED BY PFIZER

Google’s screening tool that enables people to check online whether they are clinically depressed could do more harm than good, one expert has warned. Last month, the tech giant released a self-assessment quiz, called the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), which pops up as a result for the search query ‘Am I depressed?’ on a computer or cell phone.

Sep 14 08:46

The Crushing of Equifax, Most Hated Company in America

Banks, credit card companies, and other Equifax customers squeal. Consumers (the product) squeal. Congress squeals. Investors squeal.

Sep 13 13:55

Apple Unveils New IPhone, Face ID Feature Fails In Demo

In a keynote speech at the Steve Jobs Theater Tuesday, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, unveiled the company’s new line of products, including the iPhone8, Apple Watch, Apple TV and AirPower, a wireless charging station for their products.

However, it was the iPhoneX that stole the show. For the first time, the company unveiled their ultra-premium iPhone to celebrate their tenth anniversary. The iPhoneX replaces the iconic “home” button, featured on all previous versions, with a new “TrueDepth camera system.” A little black bar at the top of the phone contains several sensors, cameras, and even a dot projector that all work together to create a mathematical 3D model of the owner’s face.

Sep 13 11:06

Is Tylenol 'By Far The Most Dangerous Drug Ever Made?'

If you own Johnson and Johnson stock you probably have enough problems on your hands. The company keeps getting hammered by lawsuits alleging that talc in baby powder has given women cancer (1). So you sure don't need me smacking down Tylenol, which had worldwide sales of almost $2 billion in 2016.

But, don't blame me. This is not my quote. It's part of a written interview I did back in July with Aric Hausknecht, M.D, "Pain In The Time Of Opioid Denial: An Interview With Aric Hausknecht, M.D."

"Tylenol Is By Far The Most Dangerous Drug Ever Made"

Sep 12 11:08

Chinese government sources tell the WSJ they're about to shut down all domestic Bitcoin exchanges

China's "economic miracle" has been accompanied by mass-scale looting, creating a class of super-rich, corrupt millionaires and billionaires to rival the US or Russia; these 1%ers know that their wealth is subject to the whims of the Politburo, which is why they are so anxious to acquire second passports, and to exfiltrate their cash through baroque schemes, anodyne scams, and runaway property speculation.

Sep 09 07:25

Star Trek: Discovery to tackle Trump-era political divide

If you are a Trump supporter you are now a big mean ugly Klingon. Hollyweird has totally lost it. They just killed the Star Trek franchise

“The Klingons are going to help us really look at certain sides of ourselves and our country. Isolationism is a big theme. Racial purity is a big theme.......

Sep 08 08:10

How Kim Jong-un would escape in caves if a nuclear war occurs

This is a really cheesy story focusing on how Kim Jong-un and his favorite stash of Swiss Cheese will be very difficult for the US to take out.

NORTH Korean dictator Kim Jong-un will escape to a vast complex of underground tunnels if a nuclear war breaks out — with a huge supply of his favourite cheese.

Aiden Foster-Carter, an expert on North Korea and honorary senior research fellow in Sociology and Modern Korea at Leeds University, said that Kim Jong un is unlikely to go without his favourite treats in the event of war.

He added that the dictator had to retreat from public life after eating too much Emmental cheese after receiving a huge shipment of it from Switzerland.

When asked about whether Kim will stockpile his favourite cheese, he added: “I’m sure that wherever he goes he’ll be provided for.”

Sep 07 14:12

Ethanol Gas Causes Engines to Run Hotter - Leading Consumer Magazine

I have long suspected and heard that gasoline with ethanol (currently 10%) where I live will cause engines to run hotter. There may be good technical articles out there that can confirm this through experimentation but I have never run across any. However, latest leading consumer magazine states the EPA bans use of E15 in mowers and other power equipment due to higher operating temperatures that cause engine component damage. Article also claims that even with 10% ethanol there may be higher operating temperatures. They also claim that ethanol can cause other corrosion related problems. They recommend using an additive such as Sta-Bil to protect against ethanol settling out and attracting moisture.

Sep 07 11:03

Car explodes in B&Q car park after driver lit a cigarette which ignited fumes from an air freshener

AN EXPLODING air freshener left this car a mangled wreck and put its driver in hospital.

The blast was caused when a lit cigarette ignited fumes that had leaked out of an aerosol can.

Sep 07 09:06

BMW Engine Bursts Into Flames in Cobble Hill, Not The First This Week

Late this afternoon, the engine of a BMW spontaneously burst into flames while the owners drove down Strong Place near Degraw Street. Fire Department of New York (FDNY) responders said this is a quite common occurrence with BMW’s and other European vehicles.

Daniel Lozza, a FDNY employee for nearly 14 years, said, “I don’t know the science behind it, but I’m guessing the engines just overheat. There’s a lot of plastic around these newer engines… and it’s off to the races after that.”

Sep 06 16:23

Trump sides with Democrats on debt ceiling, budget over GOP objections

Congress must pass a budget by Sept. 30 or the government will run out of money. The debt limit needs to be increased this month. Republican Senate leaders had considered combining the debt limit with emergency aid to help the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but were vague about the length of the debt limit extension. Democrats, though, pushed for a three-month extension for both the debt limit and the budget. They felt that would give them time to build constituencies for pet projects, notably immigration and spending.

Sep 06 12:16

Farmers & Farm Organizations Urge EPA & USDA to Address Threat from Dicamba Pesticide Drift

Farmers Challenge Monsanto CEO’s Definition of “Success”

Washington, DC – As members of Congress return to Capitol Hill today, 85 farm and farmer support organizations sent letters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging them to better protect farm families from an unprecedented spike in crop loss from herbicide drift. Experts estimate that dicamba, used on Monsanto’s latest seed line, has already damaged at least 3.1 million acres of farmland, an area the size of Connecticut...

Sep 06 08:23

CA Bill Designed to Drive Gun Stores Out of Business Headed to Governor

Data from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) show that while 70,000 firearms have been lost or stolen in California since 2011, only a fraction of them were stolen from gun stores (797, representing about 1%). In fact, recent reports have shown that a firearm in the hands of law enforcement officers and agencies is more likely to come up missing than a firearm in the possession of licensed firearms retailers.

Sep 06 07:11

A New Epidemic – Alcoholism on the Rise in America

Waking Times

Alcohol is a most destructive drug. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that some 88,000 people a year die from excessive alcohol use, while over 10,000 people die each year as a result of drunk driving, a third of all traffic fatalities. Never-the-less, the alcohol industry continues to grow with nearly $500 billion a year in sales of beer, wine, and spirits. Big business, with big consequences.

Sep 06 07:06

Antidepressant Use Continues to Rise Sharply Especially Among Children

Waking Times

Mental health in America is in decline, and while there is no one-size-fits-all reason for this, doctors and psychiatrists do offer a one-size-fits-all solution: antidepressants. The number of people who have taken antidepressants has soared some 65% in just the last 15 years, and the numbers continue to rise. A new survey from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers insight into how this usage breaks down in our society.

Sep 05 07:08

This Silent Public-Health Crisis Costs The US $150 Billion A Year

The opioid epidemic isn’t the only public-health crisis costing the economy hundreds of billions of dollars. According to the Trust for America’s Health’s annual “State of Obesity” report, nearly 40% of American adults are obese or overweight. And collectively, they will add some $150 billion to the cost of health care, and billions more in lost productivity.

Obesity rates have finally stabilized after having nearly tripled since the CDC first began tracking them in 1960. They’ve doubled since the 1980s. Particularly problematic is childhood obesity, which is correlated with poor performance and school and other factors that could impact a child’s wellbeing into adulthood.

Sep 04 20:31

The Book”The Trump Prophesies” A Honest Review

This is an authentic book that is genuine. This is not a fortune teller book looking into the future. It is not written to make the average christian to feel warm and fuzzy in a comfortable life. It is written for the motivated disciple of Jesus who wants to take ground back that was lost by sharing the good news of Jesus. It is not a book to make the Sunday pew warming experience more meaningful. This book is not meant for those who are in the comfort zone in the four walls of the church. It is a book to spiritually equip the member of the body of Christ for individual ministry. To prepare the believer to be commissioned into the Army of God who are ready to get their hands dirty in the endeavor to spread the Christian faith and reclaim America for Jesus.

Sep 03 23:20

John McAfee: "Pandora's box has been opened" (Crypto currency security)

An unspoken concern must be addressed: If all(or a significant quantity) of those 'chips' are 'compromised', then how can one be assured said network,nodes,as well as said 'completion of "work"' could be considered 'honest' and therefore 'trustless'(https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf)?

Welcome to the new 'Wild.Wild.West(www.?)'! GOOD LUCK! BE SAFE! BE SMART! TAKE CARE!

Sep 03 11:11

Just smile: In KFC China store, diners have new way to pay

Customers will be able to use a “Smile to Pay” facial recognition system at the tech-heavy, health-focused concept store, part of a drive by Yum China Holdings Inc to lure a younger generation of consumers.

Sep 03 10:36

California Supreme Court Rules Against Police Collection of License Plate Data

Privacy and civil liberties advocates won a small victory this week as the California Supreme Court ruled that license plate data secretly gathered from millions of drivers can not be kept secret.

Sep 03 09:02

Can pills for depression turn you into a killer?

Antidepressants can lead to brain damage, suicide and murder, yet they are being prescribed to 120 million people worldwide, including 1-year-old babies. Has the world gone mad?

Sep 01 19:54

Seattle to Ban Plastic Straws, Utensils at Restaurants Next Year

Waking Times

Starting next year, Seattle restaurants will no longer provide plastic straws and plastic utensils to its patrons after a 2010 ordinance finally takes effect.

Sep 01 19:44

Corporations and Government Engineering a World Where Everyone Will be Microchipped

Waking Times

Technology is moving incredibly fast. Although certain advances are doing the world a lot of good, over time, new tools inevitably grant new opportunities for the powerful to garner more control and influence over the people. One of the most insidious means of mass control has not yet been fully implemented, but is being pushed at an ever-increasing rate: human microchipping.

Sep 01 06:48

4 FORMER PILOT FLYING J EMPLOYEES AGREE TO PLEAD GUILTY IN FUEL REBATE SCAM

Four former Pilot Flying J employees have agreed to plead guilty to federal fraud charges in the company's multi-million dollar fuel rebate scam. Four other former employees are set to stand trial in October. Federal agents raided Pilot's Knoxville headquarters and several other nearby offices in April 2013. [Poster's note: This story is from 7/27/17 but is still relevant, especially when deciding what fuel outlet to patronize. FlyingJ's CEO is the brother of Tenmessee's governor.]

Aug 30 17:04

California Legislature Wants to Tax Drinking Water for First Time in History

Although Senate Bill 623 is titled: “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund,” a coalition of agricultural and environmental lobbyists convinced its author Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to amend the ground water cleanup bill that has been moving through the Legislature since February, to quietly add a water tax of 95 cents per month on every residence and business. The bill would also tack on $30 million in farm and dairy fees.

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