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May 27 18:06

Check Your Stockpile: 228,614 pounds of SPAM Recalled

Do you have Spam in your prepper stockpile? 228,614 pounds of it have been recalled and you need to go check the production codes RIGHT NOW.

May 26 22:44

stumbleupon.com Traffic Statistics

Stumble was bought out by a company that owns Mix.com. To keep the stories up stumblers have to transfer over to Mix.com by June 30th when stumbleupon is no more.

Stumbleupon is currently rated at 2155 globally and 1052 in the US.
Mix.com is rated 36,597 in the US. They are rated 162,501 globally.
The site IMHO is slow and convoluted. Folks will have a heck of a time finding anything.
I think this is another example of corporate censorship.

May 26 09:47

Owner of High Street chemist Boots is accused of 'exploiting cancer patients' by charging the NHS £3,220 for pain relieving mouthwash that can cost £93

The owner of High Street chemist Boots has been accused of 'exploiting cancer patients' by charging the NHS £3,220 for a drug that costs just £93 elsewhere.

Boots' parent company, whose biggest shareholder is Monaco billionaire Stefano Pessina, often supplies the Health Service with a mouthwash that relieves patients of painful sores left after chemotherapy.

The liquid drug is known as a 'special' - an unlicensed medicine bought especially by the NHS to treat patients with particular needs.

Specials cost the NHS £75million a year and can be so expensive some patients are told they can't have them.

Because they are so rarely used, suppliers can charge what they like for them.

May 25 19:05

Did Fracking Cause the Hawaii Volcano Eruption?

Interestingly, on the Big Island of Hawaii, where the Kilauea volcano has explosively erupted, there is a geothermal energy plant.

Webmaster addition:Okay, one more time...

The wells to carry heat from underground to the Puna Geothermal Venture were drilled conventionally.

There is no fracking in Hawaii.

That is because there is no oil and gas in Hawaii.

It's all lava, remember?

May 25 16:33

Why is StumbleUpon shutting down?

Stumble is shutting down. They want us to transfer to something called Mix. We can keep our user name and likes but not our followers. I hit 110,000 posts today.
I will keep you posted.

https://medium.com/@gc/su-is-moving-to-mix-c2c3bff037a5

https://mix.com

May 24 15:28

Cracks have begun appearing in the camera lenses of Apple's 'luxury' £999 iPhone X, and no one knows why

Unhappy Apple users have been sharing their woes online after discovering mysterious cracks in the camera lenses of their £999 ($999) iPhone X handsets.

Customers have taken to social media and support forums claiming the breaks have appeared, despite having never dropped the gadgets.

Some speculate that cold weather may be the cause for the bizarre behaviour, while others say that heat could be behind the cracks.

Adding insult to injury, they say Apple refuse to cover replacement handsets under warranty, forcing those affected by the issue to pay for a brand new device.

It comes just weeks after a flaw that prevents Face ID from working properly was admitted to by Apple.

May 24 11:09

Dirty Doctors

In 2016, the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. rose to nearly 64,000 people, a 21 percent increase over 2015 and an all-time high. Roughly 2 in 3 of those deaths were attributed to opioids.

The heart of America’s opioid crisis isn’t just rooted in the people who use drugs – but also where the drugs originate. In February 2016, Dr. Hsiu-Ying “Lisa” Tseng of Los Angeles became the first doctor in the U.S. to be convicted of murder for overprescribing opioids to multiple patients. Tseng was sentenced to 30 years to life for the deaths of three patients, including after she sold Xanax and oxycodone to a college student who later died after mixing the substances with alcohol.

May 23 16:28

PENTAGON WORKED WITH “PRIVATE-SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS” ON PLAN TO VERIFY IDENTITY WITH MOBILE PHONES

The Defense Department is funding a project that officials say could revolutionize the way companies, federal agencies and the military itself verify that people are who they say they are and it could be available in most commercial smartphones within two years.

May 23 15:14

What’s Making Our Children Sick?

Food Loaded with Chemical Ingredients. GM Foods

May 23 11:06

FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.

The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine (BEN-zoh-keyn) can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger.

The agency has been warning about the products for a decade but said reports of illnesses and deaths have continued. Now, it wants teething products off the market, noting there is little evidence they actually work.

May 23 10:33

Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades

At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in California, hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate.

On 18 June, Johnson will become the first person to take to trial on allegations that it has spent decades hiding the cancer-causing dangers of its popular Roundup herbicide products – and his case has just received a major boost.

Last week Judge Curtis Karnow issued an order clearing the way for jurors to consider not just scientific evidence related to what caused Johnson’s cancer, but allegations that Monsanto suppressed evidence of the risks of its weed killing products. Karnow ruled that the trial will proceed and a jury would be allowed to consider possible punitive damages.

May 23 10:23

Monsanto Tries To Stop Lawsuit But Judge Greenlights Case Against Roundup’s Misleading Label

“In the face of EPA’s poor regulation of pesticides, misleading pesticide product labeling cannot be left unchecked. The court’s decision to allow our case to move forward, in denying Monsanto’s motion to dismiss, is critical to showing that the company is deceiving the public with a safety claim on its Roundup (glyphosate) label. Its advertising and labeling claim that Roundup ‘targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets’ is false, given the devastating harm that glyphosate has on beneficial bacteria in the gut biome. The disruption of the gut biome is associated with a host of 21st century diseases, including asthma, autism, bacterial vaginosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, Crohn’s disease, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, leaky gut syndrome, multiple sclerosis, obesity, Type 1 and 2 diabetes, and Parkinson’s.

May 23 05:52

Missouri Passes Bill Defining ‘Meat’ to Exclude Plant-Based and Lab-Grown Foods

An attempt from the beef lobby to clamp down on the $5 billion “fake” meat industry, which has boomed from the public’s increasing appetite for healthier, more humane and environmentally sustainable food products.

May 22 19:13

ASRock Z370 Taichi Firmware with Intel Management Engine Disabled

This is simply 1.80 "Instant Flash" firmware for the Z370 Taichi straight from ASRock stock unmodifed (minus some sig checks disabled) other than the Intel Management Engine firmware being scrubbed/disabled/neutered with the available me_cleaner tools from github. The effect is the management engine and all it's features no longer function.

May 22 10:50

AMAZON PUSHES FACIAL RECOGNITION TO POLICE, PROMPTING OUTCRY OVER SURVEILLANCE...

The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to "easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone."

May 22 10:07

Vax-Unvax Study of Mice Implicates Hepatitis B Vaccine – Media Silent

In 1998, Dr. Andrew Wakefield ended up crucified for a paper that only noted what some parents had reported–namely, that their children regressed into autism after the MMR vaccine. Dr. Yao’s second paper, on the other hand, conducted a thorough study of the Hepatitis B vaccine’s impact on the brains of mice, and did so versus a control group of mice who received a saline placebo. This is a “gold standard” animal study that you would typically do BEFORE a drug was introduced to the human population. In a world where vaccines were treated like other prescription drugs, Dr. Yao’s study would have sent up a giant red flag about the neurotoxicity of the Hepatitis B vaccine. Of course, that didn’t happen, and this is the first time you’ve probably ever heard of this study:

May 22 08:57

CUSTOMGROW420 AND MANY OTHER CANNABIS CHANNELS DELETED FROM YOUTUBE

Joel Hradecky, also known as Customgrow420, is a popular online video-maker and was the biggest weed-tuber on YouTube, which is currently the world’s leading video platform.
He’s also a legal cannabis patient living in Washington in the US.

Shockingly we found out on 18th April 2018 that Customgrow420’s YouTube account has been deleted from the platform. He had 1.5million subscribers and 193 million video views.

The source of this news came from other Weedtubers like Strain Central expressing their shock on Twitter:

May 21 18:42

Glyphosate Hurts Gut Microbiome, Genes and Sexual Development at ‘Safe’ Dose

Even more evidence of the dangers of Monsanto’s most popular poison.

May 21 10:18

EU Approves ‘Historic’ Ban on Bee Killing Pesticides

In light of growing scientific evidence linking certain insecticides known as neonicotinoid insecticides or neonics to rapidly collapsing bee populations, the European Union voted to place a permanent ban on virtually all use of these bee-killing toxins.

May 21 09:36

Troubleshooters: Pharmacist Gag Rule

"I have never heard of this gag rule," Dugan said.

Most consumers haven't, so here's what you need to know: The Gag Rule is a clause written into contracts between pharmacists and PBMs, pharmacy benefit managers.

"These people are outsourced by the insurance companies to handle their prescription programs," said Matt Brodsky.

The rule forbids pharmacists from telling customers they could save money by paying out-of-pocket instead of using their insurance.

May 21 07:29

Doctor accused in $240-million fraud case allegedly misdiagnosed and falsely administered chemo to patients

A Texas doctor has been indicted on seven counts of health care fraud after allegedly administering “chemotherapy and other toxic medications” based on false diagnoses. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) estimates that 61-year-old Dr Jorge Zamora-Quezada victimized thousands of people, many of whom were undocumented immigrants.

May 18 15:49

Oregon Chainsaw Massacre......Almost! : Deputies arrest man accused of entering woman's home, chasing her with chainsaw

Wait til you see the alleged perp!

Deputies responded to 91716 Taylorville Road at 6:40 p.m. for a report of a man chasing a woman with a chainsaw.

She said Knapp sawed through her bedroom door, couch and a kitchen cabinet door. The damages totaled $675.

May 18 11:08

Congress Votes Down Proposal Allowing Interstate Transfer of Raw Milk

Congress voted today to retain the FDA restrictions on interstate sales of raw milk. 79 Congress members including 7 democrats, voted for the bill, which would have allowed interstate sale of raw milk. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii was one of the Democrats who voted for milk freedom. 331 control-freak congressmen voted NO on the bill, which was authored by Rep. Thomas Massie, of the House Freedom Caucus.

May 18 07:57

Two huge vaccine scandals the press is ignoring

Some lies are so big, many people can’t accept the fact that they’re lies. Their minds are boggled. “No,” they say, “that couldn’t be.” But yes, that could be, and is.

May 17 13:16

How I beat a Speeding Ticket in California Superior Court of Appeals (Without A Lawyer)

Judge Mary Fuller was a very nasty character, ignored the law, and pronounced me guilty. Even though the prosecution could not produce a real traffic survey as required by law, Fuller said I was guilty. See, this is why I fight traffic tickets. They aren't about safety or upholding the law at all, they are about revenue for a criminal government who breaks the law daily and violates their own laws, and the rights of the people. I appealed Fuller's phony conviction through the mail.

May 17 10:03

Glyphosate Should Be Banned By EPA And The Law—It’s A Hormone Disruptor

By Catherine J. Frompovich

More and more information is surfacing, almost daily, about adverse health effects regarding herbicides, pesticides and agricultural chemicals, specifically glyphosate, the prime active in Monsanto’s Roundup®.

What consumers need to know is that most crops now are “staged” several days prior to harvest with glyphosate to have “uniformly desiccated” crop yields...

May 17 09:48

Experts Reveal, 7 Out Of 8 People Who Died Of The Flu Had Received The Flu Shot

New information, however, has called the effectiveness of the current influenza vaccine into question. A total of 8 residents of Santa Barbara County have diedthis year due to contracting the flu. In assessing the health records of these 8 fatalities, it has been revealed that 7 of the 8 had received the current influenza vaccine.

May 17 09:18

ULTRASONIC ATTACKS CAN TRIGGER ALEXA & SIRI WITH HIDDEN COMMANDS, RAISE SERIOUS SECURITY RISKS

Over the last two years, academic researchers have identified various methods that they can transmit hidden commands that are undetectable by the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Assistant.
According to a new report from The New York Times, scientific researchers have been able “to secretly activate the artificial intelligence systems on smartphones and smart speakers, making them dial phone numbers or open websites.” This could, perhaps, allow cybercriminals to unlock smart-home doors, control a Tesla car via the App, access users’ online bank accounts, load malicious browser-based cryptocurrency mining websites, and or access all sort of personal information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome... to the dark side of this high technology; and frankly, I would never want a device like this in my home, ever.

May 17 04:52

GEORGIA POWER COMPANY LEASING LICENSE PLATE READERS TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS

It appears the police in Brookhaven, Georgia are not content with just having their own 'Operation Plugged In' cam-share program. What they have done is create one of the most disturbing corporate/police relationships I have had the displeasure of writing about.

May 17 04:39

U.S. CELL CARRIERS ARE SELLING ACCESS TO REAL-TIME PHONE LOCATION DATA

Four of the largest cell giants in the US are selling your real-time location data to a company that you’ve probably never heard about before.

May 16 13:42

Surgeon Reveals Why Texting Causes So Much Neck Stress

Texting can create so much neck stress, it’s like carrying four adult-size bowling balls on the cervical spine.

May 16 13:41

WHO to Eliminate Trans-Fatty Acids from the Global Food Supply

Trans fats that are often used in cheap and processed snack foods are responsible for over half a million deaths worldwide, every year, which is why the World Health Organization (WHO) has demanded that it be removed entirely from our food supply.

May 16 07:30

WATCH THOUSANDS OF ROBOTS PACK GROCERIES IN A WAREHOUSE

Ocado robots zip around simultaneously filling orders without bumping into each other in this fascinating look at a modern warehouse.

May 15 14:54

Lawmakers Introduce Farm Bill Amendment to Prohibit Federal Government Interference in Raw Milk Sales

By Derrick Broze

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced an amendment to the House Farm Bill designed to make it easier for consumers to access raw milk.

As part of the ongoing debate of the so called “Farm Bill,” three representatives have introduced an amendment to prohibit the federal government from intervening in state laws which allow for the sale of raw milk. The House Rules Committee will debate a number of amendments on Tuesday and Wednesday before a potential floor vote later this week...

May 15 10:51

EFF WINS FINAL VICTORY OVER PODCASTING PATENT

Back in early 2013, the podcasting community was freaking out. A patent troll called Personal Audio LLC had sued comedian Adam Carolla and was threatening a bunch of smaller podcasters. Personal Audio claimed that the podcasters infringed U.S. Patent 8,112,504, which claims a “system for disseminating media content” in serialized episodes. EFF challenged the podcasting patent at the Patent Office in October 2013. We won that proceeding, and it was affirmed on appeal. Today, the Supreme Court rejectedPersonal Audio’s petition for review. The case is finally over.

We won this victory with the support of our community. More than one thousand people donated to EFF’s Save Podcasting campaign. We also asked the public to help us find prior art. We filed an inter partes review (IPR) petition that showed Personal Audio did not invent anything new, and that other people were podcasting years before Personal Audio first applied for a patent.

May 15 08:54

Facebook Reveals It Removed 2.5 Million Pieces Of "Hate Speech"

Facebook also reported that 85% of U.S. law enforcement data requests from July to December 2017 produced some data,

May 14 16:18

Reconfirmed: Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat and Sick

If you’re still holding out hope that science will eventually prove artificial sweeteners to be beneficial, or at the very least harmless, you’re likely to be disappointed. Again and again, research shows no-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose cause the same problems as excess sugar, and then some.

May 14 16:16

These 5 Organizations are the Reason Cannabis is Still a Crime

From big pharma to big government, this is the resistance to cannabis legalization.

May 14 10:48

Neonatal Hepatitis B Vaccine, The Autism Influencer From Day One Of Life?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Is the U.S.-mandated Hepatitis B vaccine administered to newborn infants within 24 hours of birth the initial ‘impact’ vaccine for ‘programming’ a child’s unfortunate decline into the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

The answer to that question is a resounding “YES” according to a 2016 peer review study titled, Neonatal hepatitis B vaccination impaired the behavior and neurogenesis of mice transiently in early adulthood published in the Elsevier peer review journal Psychoneuroendochrinology.

May 14 09:06

Do your kids think wi-fi is magic? Do you?

Many people don’t know that Wi-Fi (Wireless Frequency) is Wireless Radiation or Microwave Radiation – like what cooks food in a microwave oven.

In June 2008, the University of California, Irvine provided a statement about Wi-Fi safety concerns and research

May 14 00:28

BOMBSHELL: Corrupt CDC diverted $3 million in taxpayer money to radical left-wing causes having NOTHING to do with science

Ron Bassilian, an information technology (IT) guru who specializes in Microsoft’s Exchange enterprise email solution software, has offered up solid proof that the CDC knowingly diverted at least $3 million in taxpayer funding to leftist groups that have nothing to do with science.

May 13 05:49

BOSTON DYNAMICS IS GOING TO START SELLING ITS CREEPY ROBOTS IN 2019

Boston Dynamics, the SoftBank-owned robotics firm (that was once Alphabet’s headache), will begin to commercialize its research next year. Marc Raibert, the company’s founder, announced onstage at a TechCrunch robotics conference May 11 that Boston Dynamics will begin selling its dog-shaped robot, SpotMini, in 2019. It’ll build about 100 robots over the next year, and is currently in the process of contracting manufacturers.

May 12 11:10

EXPERTS SAY KEEP AMAZON’S ALEXA AWAY FROM YOUR KIDS

What’s the best way to keep adults from questioning the use of a deeply problematic product? Get them started when they’re too young to question anything. Amazon has a new addition to its line of voice-commanded artificial intelligence Alexa assistants, marketed for use by children as young as 5 years old, who can barely grasp a box of juice, let alone digital privacy. Now, a coalition of children’s privacy and psychology advocates are warning parents away from Amazon’s latest, cutest device, saying it could normalize surveillance and harm children’s mental development.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Until such devices are mandated in the home of US citizens (and we may not be all that far away from something like this happening), Mike and I will continue to avoid this technology as though it were the plague.

May 12 09:36

Motorised shed hits 100mph to break speed record at Pendine Sands

A souped-up motorised shed has broken its own land speed record on a Welsh beach as it hit 100mph.

May 12 08:41

Your Shampoo, Hair Spray And Skin Lotion May Be Polluting The Air

By Matthew Coggon, University of Colorado

Millions of Americans apply personal care products every morning before heading to work or school. But these products don’t stick to our bodies permanently. Over the course of the day, compounds in deodorants, lotions, hair gels and perfumes evaporate from our skin and eventually make their way outdoors. Now there’s new evidence to suggest that these products are major sources of air pollution in urban areas...

May 11 13:49

EXPERTS SAY KEEP AMAZON’S ALEXA AWAY FROM YOUR KIDS

What’s the best way to keep adults from questioning the use of a deeply problematic product? Get them started when they’re too young to question anything. Amazon has a new addition to its line of voice-commanded artificial intelligence Alexa assistants, marketed for use by children as young as 5 years old, who can barely grasp a box of juice, let alone digital privacy. Now, a coalition of children’s privacy and psychology advocates are warning parents away from Amazon’s latest, cutest device, saying it could normalize surveillance and harm children’s mental development.

May 11 12:38

FARMERS IN CHINA RAISING PIGS IN HIGH-RISE "HOG HOTELS" UP TO 13 FLOORS

Known as "hog hotels," European farmers have already experimented with raising pigs in two or three-story buildings, and many of those went (pork) belly up. But an agricultural company in China has recently started farming pigs in two separate 7-story buildings and has plans to start four new hog hotels, "including one with as many as 13 floors that will be the world’s tallest building of its kind," according to Reuters.

May 11 09:19

U.S. Religious Groups Generate More Money than Microsoft and Apple Combined

In a study entitled “The Socio-economic Contribution of Religion to American Society: An Empirical Analysis”, Melissa and Brian Grim from Georgetown University and the Newseum Institute set out to determine the cost and contribution that religion has for American society.

May 11 09:18

Opposition To GMOs Is Neither Unscientific Nor Immoral

Let’s look at some of the assumptions that this argument takes for granted: (1) That GMOs are indeed safe, and (2) that GMOs and industrial agriculture in general allow higher yields than more traditional forms of agriculture.

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