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Aug 12 08:04

Why the Prescription Drug Market Doesn’t Work for Patients

By Laura Williams and Dan Sanchez

What does it take to get vital medical care in America? For Laura Matson, a type-1 diabetic, it took upending her whole life. To pay for her insulin treatments, she had to sell her car and furniture, relocate, and even give away her dog Nicky, as the BBC reported. And she is not alone. Many Americans struggle to make ends meet as their health care costs rise.

These rising costs are strange, in a sense. The prices of other consumer goods—nutritious food, digital devices, clothing, etc.—generally fall as technology advances and production becomes more efficient. Why is health care such an exception to this rule?...

Aug 12 07:43

Apparently Twitter is testing out selective censorship of replies

Soon, everyone can have squeaky clean comment threads with no criticism or opposing viewpoints!

Aug 12 07:42

Amazon admits it sold fake supplements

To illustrate just how much those third-party sellers mean to Amazon, statista.com reports that in the second quarter of 2019, those sellers' products represented 54 percent of Amazon's paid units.3

Unfortunately, those third-party sellers, which have taken over Amazon's platform by selling every imaginable type of product and service, all with a click of a button — the very technology Bezos envisioned from the start — are also a breeding ground for fraudsters who pose as brand name sellers, but actually sell knock-off products. Even worse, some of these fakes could cause real harm to consumers, especially when it comes to foods, drugs, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Aug 11 18:26

Documentary “An Invisible Threat” Investigates Conflict of Interest among Telecom, Politicians, and Scientists

By B.N. Frank

Follow the Benjamins and it’s not hard to see why. Still these companies have also been warning their investors that it’s only a matter of time before they’ll be held liable for harm for all of this. That’s why insurance companies won’t cover them...

Aug 11 16:13

Ohm my God: If you let anyone other than Apple replace your recent iPhone's battery, expect to be nagged by iOS

According to equipment repair nerve-center iFixit and Justin Ashford, who runs The Art of Repair channel on YouTube, third-party battery replacement in an iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max running iOS 12 or iOS 13 beta leads to the presentation of a "Service" message in the Battery Health sub-menu that's part of the fondleslab's Battery settings menu.

This message urges the iPhone owner to have the newly installed battery replaced – which Apple advises should be done only through an Apple Store or authorized service provider due to potential safety issues – even if an Apple-supplied battery is installed by a third-party.

Aug 11 16:10

Alexa, can you tell me how many Chinese kids were forced into working nights to build this unit?

An investigation by China Labor Watch has found that Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices are being made by child interns, some forced to work night shifts so suppliers can keep up with peak demand.

The report found schools providing interns to work night shifts at a Hengyang Foxconn plant, producing Amazon devices. Kids who declined compulsory overtime were told by their teachers that it would affect their graduation from school. Teachers stayed at the factory and, it is alleged, helped fire pupils who refused to cooperate.

Aug 10 11:48

FCC Decides NO CHANGE to Radiation Limits For 5G Despite Research Supporting Public Outcry Over Risks

By B.N. Frank

The role of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is to regulate the Telecom Industry even though they are not a health or environmental agency.

Current rules, safety limits and guidelines for RF radiation exposure were adopted in 1996 and don’t apply to how most people use or are exposed to RF emitting devices and infrastructure today. They even don’t apply to how current technology and products are manufactured and marketed...

Aug 09 18:21

The “Science” That Google Relies On

By Lynne McTaggart

Under the emphatic headline ‘This has to stop,’ my good friend, bestselling author Arielle Ford (The Soulmate Secret), posted an article claiming that Google was burying Alternative Medicine sites to ‘protect people against false claims.’

Among the comments from her readers was someone who wrote in to defend Google’s and Wikipedia’s decisions. As it turned out, he revealed, he was one of Google’s rankers, who determine the placement of information on the search engine’s pages. Naturally, he said, the Mayo Clinic would appear in an earlier page above an alternative medicine site because its practices are based on far more science than alternative medicine is.

This was a fascinating, if brief, insight into the minds of Google’s and Wikipedia’s adjudicators and how they are determining what version of reality the likes of you and me are allowed to see. I have to take issue with this fellow’s definition of the word ‘scientific.’...

Aug 09 17:34

Cell Phones Touching Body Exceed Safety Limits in U.S. and Europe Say Experts — Children More Vulnerable

By B.N. Frank

If there were clear warnings on cell phones to NOT hold or wear cell phones directly next to the body, do you think more people wouldn’t do this? Do you think more people wouldn’t allow their children to do this?

IEEE is one of many organizations that has weighed in on this issue...

Aug 09 17:10

Monsanto Paid Google To Censor Results; Operated Fusion Center To Discredit Journalists And Activists

By Aaron Kesel

Monsanto (Bayer) operated an intelligence-gathering “fusion center,” to discredit journalists and activists, including singer Neil Young, and paid Google to bury results in its search engine, The Guardian, reported.

Activist Post previously reported that Bayer/Monsanto — the formerly merged company of potentially two of the evilest businesses in history — had kept a file of 200 names, including journalists and lawmakers in hopes of influencing their positions on pesticides according to French prosecutors.

Now, The Guardian has an exposé on Monsanto going a step beyond by spying on journalists through use of a Fusion Center type operation and paying Google to hide negative results...

Aug 09 11:18

Medical Skin Creams Could be a Lethal Fire Risk When Soaked into Fabric – Here’s What You Need to Know

By Sarah Hall, Anglia Ruskin University and Joanne Morrissey, Anglia Ruskin University

Several deaths from fires have been linked with the use of these skin emollients. A BBC freedom of information request revealed that 37 fire deaths since 2010 have been linked to creams that contain paraffin. But fire reports don’t require such information to be included and not all fire services responded to questions. So the actual number of deaths and injuries may be higher...

Aug 09 10:45

How US regulators embrace toxic pesticides & the corporations that make them

As an increasing number of hazardous chemicals are banned around the world, they remain legal in the US. Why are American regulators so slow to move, and who benefits from their inaction?

Dozens of pesticides, up to 85 in total, approved for widespread agricultural use in the United States have been banned elsewhere in the world. For example, the US allows 11 different pesticides banned in China, and 17 that have been prohibited in Brazil.

The contrast is especially stark in Europe. The recently banned pesticide chlorpyrifos has serious genotoxic and neurological effects, especially in children, the European Food Safety Authority warned in a report published over the weekend. The pesticide, which comes up for re-approval in January, does not comply with EU health regulations because a safe exposure level cannot be established, even at the lowest experimental quantity.

Aug 09 09:35

Monsanto Operated A “Fusion Center” To Monitor And Discredit Journalists And Activists

Monsanto operated a "fusion center" to monitor and discredit journalists and activists, and targeted a reporter who wrote a critical book on the company, documents reveal. The agrochemical corporation also investigated the singer Neil Young and wrote an internal memo on his social media activity and music.

The records reviewed by the Guardian show Monsanto adopted a multi-pronged strategy to target Carey Gillam, a Reuters journalist who investigated the company’s weedkiller and its links to cancer. Monsanto, now owned by the German pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, also monitored a not-for-profit food research organization through its "intelligence fusion center", a term that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies use for operations focused on surveillance and terrorism.

The documents, mostly from 2015 to 2017, were disclosed as part of an ongoing court battle on the health hazards of the company’s Roundup weedkiller.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That shows that Monsanto knew there was a problem with Glyphosate and actively worked to cover it up.

Aug 09 08:36

When Telecoms Refer to 4G & 5G Small Cell Towers as “Nodes” That Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t Emitting Harmful Radiation

By B.N. Frank

Opposition to small cell installation is increasing worldwide. Maybe that’s why Verizon sometimes refers to them as “nodes”. Stay classy, Verizon...

Aug 09 08:02

Report: Apple Has Activated Software Locks on iPhone Batteries to Discourage Third-Party Repairs

Apple has activated a “dormant software lock” that effectively kneecaps third-party replacement batteries on some newer models of iPhone, according to a report from iFixit on Wednesday, by disabling access to battery health data unless the replacement has been installed by Apple or an authorized service provider.

Aug 08 18:00

Amazon Continues Helping Police By Teaching Them How To Bypass A Warrant

By Aaron Kesel

Activist Post has previously reported that Ring was running entrapment fake package operations with several police departments across the U.S., including coaching them. Now, Vice News has reported that Amazon’s Ring is teaching police to trick residents into sharing camera footage with them without a warrant as our Fourth Amendment rights are eroded...

Aug 08 13:13

Amazon’s Ring Is a Perfect Storm of Privacy Threats

By Matthew Guariglia

Doors across the United States are now fitted with Amazon’s Ring, a combination doorbell-security camera that records and transmits video straight to users’ phones, to Amazon’s cloud—and often to the local police department. By sending photos and alerts every time the camera detects motion or someone rings the doorbell, the app can create an illusion of a household under siege. It turns what seems like a perfectly safe neighborhood into a source of anxiety and fear. This raises the question: do you really need Ring, or have Amazon and the police misled you into thinking that you do?..

Aug 07 10:43

Scott Adams: The Mental Illness Crisis Turning Democrats into FAKE NEWS ZOMBIES

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1159101969501282304?s=20

Democrats are implementing a trade war against America
Financially penalizing Americans for their political beliefs
Isn’t that a trade war…Joaquin Castro?
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace…“misspoke?
”What’s wrong with Nicolle Wallace?
Reza Aslan wants someone “eradicated”?
CNN FAKE NEWS Chyron: “Trump Inspired Terrorism”
Immigration debate curiosity…
NO Democrat has said HOW MUCH immigration is okay
NO Democrat has even been ASKED the question
Extra people = extra crime
How much additional CRIME is acceptable to you?
If you can’t put a number on it, you aren’t sincere
What impact will your policy have on the country…in 10 years?
Has Presidential candidate Andrew Yang told a direct lie yet?
Is he the ONLY Democrat candidate who has NOT directly lied?

Aug 07 10:36

Father-Son Duo Help Create 51,000 New Beehive Colonies With Amazing Invention — Honey on Tap from the Hive

By John Vibes

After roughly a decade of research, Stuart and Cedar Anderson released an Indiegogo-funded invention called “Flow Hive.” The idea behind their invention was to replicate a real beehive and harvest honey without causing any harm or posing any risk to the bees or their home.

The Indiegogo campaign raised over $2 million dollars in one day, and would go on to be the most successful campaign in the website’s history, raising over $12 million in total...

Aug 07 10:23

This Amphibious Camper Allows You To Camp On Land And On Water

By Mayukh Saha

Campers have always been available in various shapes and sizes throughout the years. But, get ready to welcome a camper that can be also used on water. The camper, called Sealander, is an amphibious camper that's both a yacht and a caravan at the same time, being completely space-efficient...

Aug 07 09:56

From Booze to Bitcoin Mining – Why Violent Prohibition Is Always Harmful

By Graham Smith

Introduce some violent legislature into the mix, and even simple activities end up culminating in potential violation, kidnapping, and caging...

Aug 06 18:02

Four New Laws Expand Colorado Marijuana Markets Despite Federal Prohibition

By Michael Maharrey

DENVER, Colo. (Aug. 6, 2019) – Last week, four Colorado laws that will help expand the legal marijuana market in the state went into effect despite federal prohibition...

Aug 06 14:59

The Link Between Psychiatric Drugs and Violence

Facebook just censored my post about the relationship between violence, gun violence and psychotropic drugs.

Aug 06 10:54

Diabetic, 27, dies after taking cheaper insulin as he lost private health insurance

Josh Wilkerson was alone, in the sleeping quarters above the northern Virginia dog kennel where he worked, when he suffered a series of strokes that would prove fatal.

He had aged out of his stepfather’s health insurance plan on his 26th birthday and eventually switched to over-the-counter insulin. Like many other diabetics his age, he could not afford the prescription brand he needed.

A few hours after taking another dose of the lower-grade medication that June day in Leesburg, Mr Wilkerson was in the throes of a diabetic coma – his blood sugar level 17 times higher than what is considered normal.

Aug 05 09:33

THE SO-CALLED “STANDARD OF CARE”

The so-called “standard of care.”

This kind of gangsterism applies to many diseases, not just Lyme.

If the government wants to hide the source of an illness, they can punish doctors for talking about it.

If Big Pharma wants to kill competition by safer, more effective alternatives, they can arrange for doctors to be punished for even talking about them.

It’s total corruption.

Trying to make a disease – and treatments for it – go away by bureaucratic decree.

Aug 05 06:24

YouTube Censorship Drives Uptake of Crypto-Powered Video Platforms

By Kai Sedgwick

If the prospect of greater privacy and financial sovereignty doesn’t lure the masses to crypto networks, perhaps the ability to speak freely will. Lately, a lot of people who couldn’t give a damn about peer-to-peer cryptocurrency have taken a shine to peer-to-peer networks that run on the same censorship-resistant principles. As social networks run amok, deplatforming users for the slightest provocation, decentralized alternatives start to look increasingly alluring. If YouTube, Facebook, Twitter et al. continue on their current path, they may become the architects of their own downfall, accelerating the exodus to web3...

Aug 04 18:31

FREE e-Book, “The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net”

By B.N. Frank

Free Book Explains How Americans Have Become Powerless Against Telecom Companies

In June, Bruce Kushnick and The IRREGULATORS won their first round against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for ripping off the American taxpayers and putting us all at risk...

Aug 04 16:36

McDonald's hated new 'eco-friendly' paper straws CANNOT be recycled - unlike the plastic versions they replaced

McDonald's hated 'eco-friendly' paper straws cannot be recycled - unlike the plastic versions they replaced.

The fast food giant switched from plastic to paper across their 1,361 restaurants in the UK and Ireland, after facing pressure to become more eco-friendly.

But customers have been critical of the new straw, saying they dissolve before a drink can be finished, and become 'mushy' when drinking a milkshake.

Some have called for the return of plastic straws, which McDonald's admitted were '100 per cent recyclable.'

Now, an internal memo revealed by The Sun, admits the new paper versions can't be recycled and have to be burned.

Aug 04 10:32

Competition Should Be Neither Restricted Nor Mandated

By Connie Lin

The malicious type of monopoly or oligopoly forms when a business or a group of businesses seek to protect their position of dominance not through competitive merit but through government assistance. This is called cronyism, where companies extract favors in the form of subsidies, more regulation on competitors, tariffs, and other tactics to weaken the competition. The more the government intervenes in the economy, the more vulnerable institutions are to cronyism due to regulatory capture. Competition is stifled by laws intended to increase barriers to entry in order to protect existing enterprises.

Regulatory agencies often become dominated by the very industries they are charged with regulating...

Aug 04 10:13

S&P Bearish on 5G, Tesla’s Coil and the T-Mobile Merger

By Renee Parsons

The FCC, the telecoms and cooperating MSM continue their resolute PR campaign to sell 5G to an unsuspecting American public as if the technology is up and running at effortless full capacity. The truth is that even as ‘spotty’ coverage is being established in large urban markets, the telecoms are well aware that there are fundamental uncertainties yet to be addressed which may take years before widespread distribution can be accomplished.

The industry is driven by the hard reality that consumer indifference to increased data speed may be enough to threaten a return on their $275 billion investment...

Aug 03 16:38

French Court Rules Against Utility Smart Meters Because They Are Making People Sick

By B.N. Frank

Tens of millions of utility Smart Meters have been installed throughout the U.S and around the world so it’s likely that they are installed on your home and throughout your community whether you know it or not. There are many problems associated with them including adverse health effects and fires.

Merci beaucoup to the French court for ruling against these dastardly devices for health reasons and to the lawyer who continues to fight on behalf of complainants...

Aug 03 16:19

Telecom Construction Expert Offers Opinion on YouTube Video of Dead Bees Under 5G Cell Towers

By B.N. Frank

Earlier this week, Activist Post reported about the viral YouTube video that shows dead bees under what was reported to be 5G small cells installed in California.

A Telecom Industry Construction Expert has weighed in and provided information that is equally if not more depressing...

Aug 03 09:45

Plant-based burgers may not be as healthy as you think

The Meatless Farm claims its products are "almost indistinguishable from meat in terms of taste and texture" and are 100 percent plant-based, which is basically the same thing that Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods say about their burgers. “The trick to all of these meatless burgers is they want them to taste like real meat in order to convert traditional meat-eaters. When they do that, they add processed chemicals to them, they add high sodium content to them because if something doesn’t taste salty, it doesn’t taste like real meat.”

Aug 03 07:41

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Says Facebook, Instagram Spying On Customers — Wants To Help Combat Surveillance

By Aaron Kesel

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to fight back against corporate surveillance by Instagram and its parent company Facebook, as well as YouTube, which is owned by Google.

In a tweet rant posted on Twitter, Snowden expressed that both social media giants owned by Mark Zuckerberg were involved in spying on their users, as well as YouTube. Snowden also announced that he has created new accounts on the platforms and that he will explain how the sites spy on users. He added, that he would “explain methods to limit how much they know about you,” if you choose to use them...

Aug 02 16:23

What would Milton Friedman say about Bitcoin? - Naomi Brockwell


Milton Friedman was one of the twentieth century’s most inspiring champions of individual liberty. He was the 1976 winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, and in this 1999 interview he spoke about the need for an internet currency that couldn't be tracked.

Aug 02 07:42

Microsoft Says 30% of IoT Projects Fail in Proof-of-Concept Stage. Security Experts Warn IoT’s Vulnerability and 74% Failure Rate Can Cause Catastrophic Events.

By B.N. Frank

5G and The Internet of Things (IoT) may sound cool in theory but the reality is security experts have warned for many years already how dangerous it is to install and operate...

Aug 02 06:48

Documents Expose How Tobacco Companies Hook Kids On Sugary Drinks

By Arjun Walia

Companies within the industry used colors, flavors, and marketing techniques to lure and entice children as potential future smokers. They actually used and applied these same strategies to sweetened beverages starting as early as 1963, according to a study conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco...

Aug 01 17:52

Digital Games May Beat Mindfulness Apps at Relieving Stress

The authors of the study noted that digital games appear to fulfil four criteria necessary for post-work recovery: they tend to be relaxing, they provide opportunities for mastering a new skill, they are highly immersive and distracting, and they allow people to feel in control...

Aug 01 15:17

Tesla ‘dog mode’ failure exposes pooches to extreme heat

Dog Mode promises to regulate the vehicle’s temperature and also inform concerned passersby that the animal is safe through a message on the center touchscreen. However when Sood, fortunately, logged into his Tesla app to check on his vehicle he noticed that the temperature had climbed up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 Celsius), leaving his dog Enzo in danger of dying from heatstroke.

“It’s hot as all hell in Seattle. Today I used dog mode and luckily I kept the app open, to my horror the car was 85 degrees and climbing!” he wrote on Twitter.

“Dog mode only works if in auto, if you manually set the fan and leave the AC turns off,” he added.

Aug 01 13:45

Where Is Published Scientific Literature Regarding Non-ionizing Radiation, Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) & Microwave Radiation Hazards?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

One would think Internet searches for specific literature regarding EMFs and RFRs emitted by microwaves and numerous high tech “smart” personal-use devices would not be easy to find, but Physicians for Safe Technology surprisingly found many and created a webpage consisting of “Military and Government Reports.”...

Aug 01 12:35

Addiction Expert Claims: Giving Your Child A Smartphone Is Like Giving Them A gram Of Cocaine

By Amanda Froelich

The world is changing at a dramatic pace. It’s shifting so fast, in fact, that the childhood you remember is vastly different than the one your own kids will experience. This is largely due to the development and saturation of technology in modern society.

While there are perks to being hyper-connected, allowing children access to their own smartphone could produce detrimental effects long-term. It’s so influential, top addiction therapist Mandy Saligari suggested in 2017 that giving your child a smartphone is like “giving them a gram of cocaine.”...

Aug 01 12:15

Inspiring Photos and Video of Anti 5G Rallies on U.S. Day of Action

By B.N. Frank

Saturday, July 27 was the 2nd U.S. Day of Action against the deployment of 5G wireless technology.

The telecom industry has provided NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe. There is research that has determined that it isn’t...

U.S. opposition to 5G is increasing and few people have signed up for it where it’s already been installed.

Aug 01 08:47

Proxyclick: Customers Will Be Impressed When Businesses Use Facial Recognition To Identify Them

By MassPrivateI

Leave it to facial recognition companies to make up a totally bogus claim that makes me want to slam my foot in a door.

The access management company Proxyclick claims that businesses who use their ID Match (facial recognition) will impress customers...

Jul 31 13:22

DOJ and FBI Show No Signs of Correcting Past Untruths in Their New Attacks on Encryption

By Andrew Crocker

Last week, Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray chose to spend some of their time giving speeches demonizing encryption and calling for the creation of backdoors to allow the government access to encrypted data. You should not spend any of your time listening to them.

Don’t be mistaken; the threat to encryption remains high. Australia and the United Kingdom already have laws in place that can enable those governments to undermine encryption, while other countries may follow. And it’s definitely dangerous when senior U.S. law enforcement officials talk about encryption the way Barr and Wray did...

Jul 31 11:49

New Vaccine Mandates: Your Choice

By Rosanne Lindsay, Naturopath

American freedom is being tested, once again, as new vaccine mandates are being announced, state by state, spurred on by fear of measles in the headlines.

In a state of amnesia, America has forgotten that measles, like the flu, had historically been considered a harmless, childhood cyclical infection. Natural infection is a right of passage that confers life-long immunity and strengthens the immune system to reduce the chance of cancers later in life. Further, there is a documented negative association between measles infection and Parkinson’s disease...

Jul 31 08:42

Ketamine Isn’t an Opioid and Treats Depression in a Unique Way

Ketamine has gotten a bad rap as an opioid when there’s plenty of evidence suggesting it isn’t one, Johns Hopkins experts say. They believe this reputation may hamper patients from getting necessary treatment for the kinds of depression that don’t respond to typical antidepressants. In a new paper, the researchers clarify the mechanism behind ketamine’s mechanism of action in hopes of restoring the therapy’s standing among health care professionals and the public...

Jul 30 17:31

Japanese geneticist to grow government-approved human-animal hybrids in university lab

Japanese geneticist Hiromitsu Nakauchi will be heading up a team of scientists that will be growing human-animal hybrids, a.k.a. chimeras, in a laboratory as science-fiction truly becomes science fact.

Scientists will be conducting the dastardly experiment at the University of Tokyo where they will be splicing human genes with those of animals as covered in Greek mythology.

Jul 30 08:48

Expensive 5G Phones Overheat and Switch Back to 4G; “Remedies” Include Ice Packs and Cranking A/C

By B.N. Frank

A few weeks ago, new warnings started being reported that 5G is causing phones to overheat.

Here’s another one, including some very unfriendly solutions for the environment...

Jul 30 08:12

Could cheap drugs (up to a century old) be the new way to tackle cancer? That’s the intriguing question raised by patients who swear they work - but profit hungry big pharma is ignoring them...

It’s a story unfortunately familiar to far too many patients. But what is unusual is what happened next. As Lisa is a GP, she has a better understanding of the mechanisms of cancer than many people.

She used this to research other options, which she believes, in conjunction with her mainstream treatment, have helped her not only keep the cancer at bay, but even achieve a small amount of tumour shrinkage.

Central to this is metformin, a drug used for almost a century not for cancer, but as a safe and routine treatment for type 2 diabetes.

Jul 30 07:33

Libra is Just the Beginning of Corporate Cryptocurrencies, Says Blockchain Researchers

Moving from a world where the development of economic frameworks are no longer at the helm of governments and countries, Facebook will soon have around 2.2 billion of its users with access to a crypto wallet.

But while Libra’s success is an unknown, one certainty is that Facebook won’t be the only corporation rolling out such technology according to RMIT’s Professor Jason Potts from the University’s Blockchain Innovation Hub...

Jul 29 18:12

5G Is Bad For Bees. California Video Provides Sad Evidence.

By B.N. Frank

Last month a new one-page flyer was released to provide information about how bees are harmed by exposure to 5G and other sources of cell phone and wireless radiation.

This new video posted on YouTube seems to document that 5G cell towers are causing bees to die underneath them...

Jul 29 10:53

Fix Patents, Not Prices, to Solve America’s Prescription Problem

By Marcus Maldonado

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a frontrunner in the Democratic nominating contest for president, recently announced her plan, titled “People over Profit,” to solve the nation’s ongoing crisis regarding the ever-rising prices of pharmaceutical drugs.

The provision courting the most national attention and controversy is its proposed hard cap on prescription drug prices. This cap would be set by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and prescription drug companies that raise prices faster than inflation or higher than prices in comparable nations, such as Japan and Germany, would find themselves capped...

Jul 29 08:19

Australia to Start Policing Facebook’s and Google’s Algorithms

By Sean Walton

Australia’s antitrust watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has announced that it plans to set up an office that is dedicated to nothing else other than policing the algorithms tech giants like Facebook and Google use to generate their income, reports Reuters.

This is part of reforms designed to rein in the U.S. technology giants, potentially setting a precedent for global lawmakers...

Jul 28 12:09

Unbanked for Buying Bitcoin: How the Financial System Criminalizes Crypto

By Kai Sedgwick

When we think of the unbanked, we envisage citizens of developing nations who lack the means and documentation to obtain access. But you don’t have to be a Mongolian goat herder to find yourself financially excluded. In the West, relatively affluent citizens are having their banking services withdrawn suddenly and without warning. Their ‘crime’? Buying and selling bitcoin.

The story of my banking blockade isn’t tragic or deserving of sympathy. But it warrants telling nonetheless, for it will be familiar to a number of readers who have bought or sold bitcoin. If this can happen to me, it can happen to anyone...

Jul 28 10:05

5 of the Most Important Use Cases for Cryptocurrency

By Kai Sedgwick

Crypto assets have come a long way since Bitcoin. What started out as a P2P payment system has spawned an array of use cases that extend far beyond the original designation of cryptocurrency. While the primary function of crypto assets such as ETH and BTC is a matter of some debate, what’s indisputable is that digital currencies can now be used for more than merely paying for goods and services. Here are five use cases for crypto assets that demonstrate the extent of the fintech revolution taking place...

Jul 27 18:32

YouTube Terminates Account of Sacramento Family Fighting Verizon 5G Small Cell Tower Installed Next to Children’s Bedroom

By B.N. Frank

Few people in Sacramento have signed up for 5G. Many want it gone, including the Davidson family who had a small cell tower installed next to their home. They have been very public about experiencing symptoms of Microwave Sickness and Electromagnetic Sensitivity from exposure. According to the family’s GoFundMe page, YouTube has now cancelled their account...

Jul 27 10:30

Chlorpyrifos: Playing Pesticide Politics with Children’s Health

By Children’s Health Defense

Chlorpyrifos—described by some as “the most dangerous pesticide you’ve never heard of”—is an insect-killing organophosphate. Organophosphates trace their roots back to Nazi-era IG Farben nerve gases; contemporary scientists still describe the compounds as “junior-strength nerve agents” that have a mechanism of action comparable to sarin. Dow Chemical—the company that helped bring the world mustard gas during World War I and napalm and Agent Orange during the Vietnam war—is the manufacturer of chlorpyrifos-containing insecticides.

In the U.S., the agriculture industry applies millions of pounds of chlorpyrifos annually to at least 50 major food crops...

Jul 27 09:12

The Federal Government Sold Your Social Security Number for FIVE Dollars

By Simon Black, Sovereign Man

Do you remember back in 2017 when Equifax (the giant consumer credit agency) admitted that it had been breached? Hackers broke into Equifax’s databases and stole personal and financial records of 147 million people. And we’re talking EVERYTHING– names, addresses, Social Security Numbers… all the ingredients that an identity thief needs to destroy your life.

Last week Equifax was fined $700 million by the US Federal Trade Commission.

Less than half of the money will be earmarked for victims; the rest will end up in the government’s pocket...

Jul 27 06:28

Video Showing Bill Clinton Rape Of 13-Year-Old Girl Plunges Presidential Race Into Chaos

Oct 2016:

A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the entire US presidential election is nearing an “explosive crisis” over a secretly made Israeli intelligence video recording showing former President Bill Clinton raping a 13-year-old girl child that Hillary Clinton has kept hidden from public knowledge with help from the American propaganda mainstream media—but by her embroiling Donald Trump in her husbands sex crimes now threatens it being released. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

Jul 26 20:29

Google Takes Position in Controversial Vaccine Safety Debate

Google has recently (June 2019) used their power to manipulate public opinion in favor of the Pro Vaccine Argument!

Jul 26 18:29

World’s First 100% Hemp Plane Will Be Stronger Than Steel And Run On Hemp Biofuel

By Amanda Froelich

One of Hempearth’s more notable promises is to never sign or work “with fascist companies that are associated with military, The Rockefellers, The Rothchilds and or the Military Industrial Complex.” This statement alone is applaud-worthy...

Jul 26 11:19

Top University Artificial Intelligence Experts Warn of “Technical Flaws” In Pre-Crime Police Systems

By Nicholas West

It is unfortunate that citizens and experts alike are finally waking up to the threat of artificial intelligence being used by law enforcement when the genie is already out of the bottle. It is especially troubling to see the high-level institutions that have been behind the creation of these systems beginning to warn of potential miscalculations due to rolling out artificial intelligence before it is properly understood. But, as they say, better late than never.

A new paper released by MIT entitled “Technical Flaws of Pretrial Risk Assessments Raise Grave Concerns” has been signed by some of the highest level university experts in the field of A.I. and law...

Jul 26 08:41

Texas Power Company Admits to Regularly Overcharging Customers Because of “Smart” Technology Data Collection Errors

By B.N. Frank

Original utility analog meters lasted on average 40 years. Not “Smart” Meters and their grids. They have SO many issues associated with them including data collection errors. This often lead to customers paying higher bills. Another example of this was recently reported in Texas...

Jul 25 17:07

Activists Measured and Videotaped 5G Radiation Levels at Glastonbury Festival. It’s Not Pretty.

By B.N. Frank

Last month thousands of people signed a petition demanding a ban of 5G wireless at Glastonbury Festival. Unfortunately, it was ignored and hundreds of thousands of attendees were exposed to this harmful technology whether they were aware of it or not. Thanks to a group of activists who put their own health at risk to measure and videotape RF levels...

Jul 25 10:57

Cannabis Can Relieve Pain 30 Times Better Than Aspirin, New Study Finds

By Elias Marat

Medical marijuana is fast gaining credibility as a valid pain relief treatment, with data from various studies attesting to the medical and health benefits of cannabis as a viable alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.

And now, researchers have uncovered a new reason why: the cannabis plant produces pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more potent at reducing inflammation than aspirin...

Jul 25 08:11

Want to Fix Health Insurance? Start With the Tax Code

By Ethan Lamb

In March, President Trump tweeted, “The Republican Party will become ‘the party of healthcare!’”

Given the GOP’s inability to deliver on that promise over the better part of the past decade, many have remained despondent. After all, health care policy may be the one area where such disparate visions would make any attempt at compromise futile and, perhaps, even counterproductive. But underneath the tribalistic bullheadedness and partisan signaling lies a common enemy: employer-sponsored health insurance...

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