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Sep 20 18:10

Uber Whistleblower Reveals Automated Vehicles Are NOT Safer — Claims Manufacturers Hiding The Truth

By B.N. Frank

No matter how much proponents insist that Automated Vehicles can save lives, it doesn’t change the fact that like humans, computers make mistakes too. Unlike humans, they can also be hacked.

Now an Uber whistleblower is confirming what seems to be totally obvious, and attempts that are being made to keep the public from the truth...

Sep 20 17:26

Dr. Mercola on Illegal Radiation Levels From Cellphones, Inadequate Safety Testing, and Why We Should Be Concerned About 5G

By B.N. Frank

Last month, the Chicago Tribune reported that 11 popular smartphones exceeded federal radiation (RF) safety levels. Within days, a law firm started a class action lawsuit because of this.

Federal safety levels were established over 20 years ago and are woefully inadequate. Plenty of research has determined wireless radiation exposure is harmful. Regardless, the FCC refuses to acknowledge this or update safety levels.

Thanks to Dr. Mercola for his extensive article about these topics including how “Safety Standards Leave Lots of Wiggle Room” and don’t apply to real-world exposure...

Sep 19 11:37

We Don’t Have a Real Market for Health Care in the U.S.

By Robert E. Wright

In some circles, deregulation got a bad name due to the Panic of 2008. It shouldn’t have as the causes of the subprime mortgage crisis ran deep, but ultimately dumb bureaucratic incentives rather than partially deregulated markets precipitated the panic.

Deregulation of alcohol production showed what entrepreneurs can achieve, if only allowed the chance. So, too, did deregulation of the airline industry in 1978. Flying today sucks, but without those reforms, flying would still suck and coach seats would cost $1,000 or more on major domestic routes. And you would see a lot more out-of-state license plates on our already overcrowded interstates.

Why, then, does the federal government simply not deregulate health care and health insurance?...

Sep 19 11:18

U.S. House Reps Confront FCC on Not Changing 23-Year-Old RF Exposure Limits for Current Wireless Tech Despite Research Proving Harm

By B.N. Frank

Current federal RF safety limits for cell phones and all other wireless technologies were established before most people had or were exposed to cell phones or other wireless radiation emitting technology. They don’t apply to how most of the population uses or are exposed today. They don’t consider more recent research and risks from all sources of exposure. These limits need to be changed but the FCC refuses to change them...

Sep 19 07:16

Home Depot And Lowe’s Accused Of Scanning Millions Of Customers Faces

By MassPrivateI

Home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s have become partners in Big Brother’s ever expanding public surveillance program.

Home Depot’s “You Can Do It. We Can Help” slogan should really say, “We Can Do It. We Can Help Big Brother.” And Lowe’s “Do It Right For Less. Start At Lowe’s” slogan should say, “Doing It Right And Identifying Every Customer, Starts At Lowe’s.”

According to the Cook County Record, two recent class action lawsuits accuse Home Depot and Lowe’s of secretly using facial recognition to identify customers as soon as they enter their stores...

Sep 18 18:53

Health Concerns Have Stopped 5G Rollout in Australia!

By B.N. Frank

No matter how proponents try to spin it, the Telecom Industry has provided NO scientific evidence that 5G exposure is safe and many credible doctors and scientists insist that IT ISN’T. Symptoms from exposure include irritated eyes, increased sweating, and more. In fact, people and their pets are already suffering from exposure where it’s been installed.

This being said — a big congratulations to Aussies for stopping 5G from being installed in the Land Down Under...

Sep 18 08:25

Prozac Maker Paid Millions To Secure Favorable Verdict In Mass Shooting Lawsuit

By Arjun Walia

Everybody should know by now that pharmaceutical companies tend to be extremely unethical, and that they have a very tight stranglehold over government health regulatory agencies like the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

According to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., pharmaceutical companies have more lobbyists in Washington D.C. than there are congressmen and senators combined. They are even more powerful than big oil and gas, so you can just imagine the power they exercise over politicians and our federal health regulatory agencies...

Sep 18 07:38

Smart TVs Caught Sending Sensitive User Data To Facebook And Netflix

By Tyler Durden

A study by researchers from Northeastern University and Imperial College London found that many popular smart TV models, including models by Samsung and LG, as well as streaming dongles Roku and Amazon FireTV, are leaking sensitive user data to advertisers.

The models listed above would share data like location and IP address with Netflix, Facebook and third-party advertisers...

Sep 17 18:00

Californians Losing Sleep Over Verizon 4G and 5G Small Cells Being Installed Near Homes and Everywhere Else

By B.N. Frank

So many Californians have been fighting 4G and 5G small cell tower installation in their communities that their state small cell bill was vetoed last year.

Some elected officials though are hell bent on installing 5G anyway despite public opposition, the growing number of risks and warnings about this technology, no scientific evidence that it’s even safe, and few subscribing to 5G in CA communities where it’s already installed.

Thanks to Bohemian.com for this detailed update on happenings in North Bay...

Sep 17 06:55

Smart Faucets And Toilets Use Alexa To Listen To Your Conversations

By MassPrivateI

It is hard to imagine a more intrusive home surveillance device than a faucet or toilet that listens to everyone’s conversations, but that is just what Delta Faucet and Kohler have done.

Delta Faucet’s “Voice IQ” takes advantage of where lots of people like to congregate and turns it into an Alexa eavesdropping center...

Sep 16 13:35

“Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” on 5G Being “4G on Steroids” and “Flying Blind” with Health Risks

By B.N. Frank

The Telecom Industry has provided no scientific evidence that 5G exposure is safe. Many scientists insist that it isn’t. They also insist we’re being exposed to excessive and unhealthy levels of wireless radiation already – even without 5G.

Regardless, 5G is being installed everywhere despite all of this and increasing widespread opposition. That and more were highlighted in this Full Measure cover story...

Sep 16 11:42

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai: Beyond VAXX & ANTI-VAXX. Beyond "Left" & "Right"

Comments at: https://twitter.com/va_shiva/status/1172986548398120960?s=20

There are forces which divide people along the lines of "Left" and "Right", "Vaxx" and "Anti-Vax." Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai takes a deep look at who is benefiting from this and how this process works. Dr. Shiva attempts to find a Real Solution to the Real Problem through this discourse on Vaccines and, in the process, he also discusses and shares with you a precision & personalized medicine framework for advancing discourse & conversation.

Sep 16 11:04

Same Gov’t That’s Now Banning Flavored E-Cigs, Approved Candy-Flavored Amphetamines for Kids

By Matt Agorist

Last week, the Trump administration announced a sweeping ban of flavored e-cigarettes under the ostensible caring notion of stopping children from vaping.

Childhood smoking is certainly a concern, but the idea of a government ban on flavored cigarettes is outright laughable considering the things this government has already approved for children to put in their bodies. What’s more, banning these e-cigarettes will be a huge boon to the regular cigarette industry which kills hundreds of thousands every year...

According to reports, six deaths have been attributed to vaping. Six deaths. And the direct attribution to vaping is still unclear. Meanwhile, 1,500 people die every single day in America from cigarette smoking related illness and this is just fine and dandy...

Sep 16 11:00

Scott Adams: Join Me With Dr. Shiva Now to Talk About Vaccinations

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1173598048368250882?s=20

What the public doesn’t know about vaccination testing
Special Guest: Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai MIT PhD.
Topic: Vaccinations, the science, the studies…and lack thereof
No studies on impact of multiple vaccines given all at once
1 out of 88 kids now have a marker for autism
Why have autism rates increased, is it vaccine driven?
We’re NOT applying real risk management to vaccine safety
Are the vaccinated as a whole better off than the unvaccinated?
We haven’t studied that question
NYT issues correction they call an update
Alleged Kavanaugh victim has NO MEMORY of incident
My Elton John farewell tour concert experience

Follow Dr. Shiva on Twitter: https://twitter.com/va_shiva

Sep 15 08:15

Former Microsoft Canada President Warns AGAIN About Exposure to WiFi Radiation And 5G

By B.N. Frank

Thanks to Frank Clegg and Michigan Safe Technology for posting this short but information-packed video featuring the former Microsoft Canada president addressing issues with WiFi and 5G radiation again...

Sep 15 07:25

GM recalls nearly 3.8M pickups, SUVs to fix brake issues

Under pressure from the federal government, General Motors is recalling nearly 3.8 million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S and Canada to fix a brake problem.

There have been 113 reports of crashes and 13 injuries related to the problem, according to GM.

Sep 14 10:52

Big Banks Won’t Touch Crypto Clients – But These Smaller Banks Will

By Lubomir Tassev

Cryptocurrencies undoubtedly bring new business opportunities. The expanding industry around digital assets and its customers need more and more services that traditional sectors can provide. Banking is often a bottleneck in the crypto space as most traditional institutions are still reluctant to get their feet wet. Smaller banks, however, are more willing to occupy this niche and reap the rewards...

Sep 13 09:59

Update on CA Family Kicked Off YouTube for Fighting Verizon 5G Cell Tower 45 Feet From Their Home

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post has been reporting about the Sacramento family trying to get Verizon to remove the 5G small cell tower next to their home. Other residents also aren’t happy about 5G AND 4G small cells installed throughout their community so the city council paid for a long-time industry funded expert, Jerrold Bushberg, to appease residents at a special “safety” meeting. Here’s Jerrold in this Cellular One promotional video from many moons ago ...

Sep 12 18:30

A Proposed Healthcare FREEDOM Rights Amendment To The U.S. Constitution: We Need It NOW; Work To Enact It

By Catherine J. Frompovich

It profoundly confounds logical thinking as to why the drafters of the Federalist Papers, James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, rejected Dr. Rush’s most sensible of suggestions about human medical rights, which possibly could be denied at some point in time and, unfortunately, that time is NOW...

Sep 12 18:09

Airbus Planes to Track Every Movement You Make – Including Bowel

By B.N. Frank

If the 60 Minutes Australia report about contaminated air making passengers and pilots sick wasn’t enough to make you stop flying, this just might do it.

From Bloomberg:

"Attention airline bathroom loiterers: The next generation of Airbus aircraft will track how long you’ve been in there. It’s all part of an effort to make commercial cabins a digitally aware domain. The program is Airbus’s bid to raise the Internet of Things — that buzz-phrase for connected household gadgets — to cruising altitude."...

Sep 12 09:51

Worried About Your Brain, Heart, Kidneys, Liver, and Nervous System? Your Energy Saving Light Bulbs May Be Poisoning Them

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post has published many articles about the dangers of Energy Efficient Light Bulbs (CFL, LED, HID). Mainstream Media sources have provided many warnings about them as well.

It’s unfortunate that they are still being promoted as safe considering how they are made with mercury and other very toxic ingredients.

Thanks to World Life Info for providing more details on that as well as instructions for what to do (and not do) with broken bulbs...

Sep 12 09:22

Same Sh*t Different Day — Internet of Things Warnings from Security Experts Include Hacking, Death, etc.

By B.N. Frank

Whether they know ahead of time or not, people who install Internet of Things (IoT) technology in their homes are choosing to live dangerously. Unfortunately, government mandated widespread 5G and IoT technology installation forces us all to live dangerously.

Security experts have been warning about IoT for many years now. It has a 74% failure rate. Trying to fix this seems impossible...

Sep 11 12:56

Class Action Lawsuit Against Smartphones — Users Say They Weren’t Warned About Radiation Risks

By B.N. Frank

Last month the Chicago Tribune published a report that 11 smartphone models (Apple and Samsung) exceeded the federal radiation safety limits. This led to a law firm filing class action lawsuits on behalf of consumers. Thanks to Legal Newsline for this recent update...

Sep 11 10:24

Musicians Team Up With Fans And Fight For The Future To Ban Facial Recognition Technology At Concerts

By Aaron Kesel

Several musicians and festivals are coming together to call to an end to concert promoters using facial recognition at venues and music festivals, Vice News reported.

Last year Live Nation announced it would begin deploying facial recognition at its concerts. The event organizer stated they would start having customers walk past facial recognition cameras instead of presenting their tickets, a horrifying first step for indoctrinating the public towards using the technology.

This has spurred Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Glitch Mob’s Speedy Ortiz, and a growing number of dozens of other artists and festivals to team up with digital rights activist group, Fight For the Future, in a campaign...

Sep 11 06:47

Lukewarm reviews for the iPhone 11 as new model remains more expensive than competitors despite price drop and three cameras and lack of 5G are 'not enough to wow buyers in China'

Lowered prices and three cameras may not be sufficient to attract consumers in the Chinese smartphone market to Apple's new iPhone offerings, analysts caution.

The three new models — the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max — remain more expensive than devices sold by local manufacturers.

In addition, the iPhone 11 series will not support high-speed 5G connectivity, nor will it offer the Chinese market support for Apple's Netflix-style streaming service.

Sep 10 06:22

Parents of YouTube's highest-earner Ryan Kaji, 7, who has made $22MILLION testing toys, face investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for failing to declare paid sponsorships

An seven-year-old millionaire YouTuber may be facing an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission amid accusations that he pushed unwitting children into buying toys made by his sponsors.

Ryan Kaji is the star of Ryan ToysReview channel, which has 21 million subscribers, and sees him unbox and play with toys which he then reviews. The child is worth $22million and was last year named YouTube's highest earner by Forbes magazine.

The account is run by his parents, Shion Guan and his 35-year-old wife Kieu-Loan, who calls herself Loann.

Sep 09 12:18

Scott Adams: Hey, I’m Late, Grab Coffee

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1171061971392716800?s=20

Trump Admins relaxation of environmental laws…
…if that’s bad, why aren’t we seeing any problems?
Professional negotiator insights and dealing with Taliban leaders
Afghanistan pullout is dangerous, why do it?
Human pullout…will DRONE WARFARE replace them?
An AI health system that will provide better care than live doctors
CNN’s McCabe did a good gun control article
His points are well informed, practical, solutions
Mark Sanford has nothing…just shut up

Sep 09 11:15

State AGs Unveil Sweeping Antitrust Probe Against Google On Steps Of The Supreme Court

By Tyler Durden

In the latest legal push that could ultimately result in the break-up of one of the world’s largest tech firms, a bipartisan group of more than 40 state attorneys general, led by Texas’s Ken Paxton, will unveil a sweeping antitrust investigation against Google parent, Alphabet Inc.

The antitrust investigation, which was previewed late last week in a leak to the Wall Street Journal, aims to hold Alphabet accountable for the extreme concentration in the US technology industry. Specifically, the AG’s case will focus on Google’s influence in search and the digital advertising market, and whether the Silicon Valley giant’s overarching influence harms rivals and consumers...

Sep 09 08:22

How to Make Health Care Unaffordable and Inaccessible

By Bradley Thomas

Whether it’s Medicare for All or some other variant of a single-payer plan, the leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are in agreement that more government control will make health care more affordable and accessible.

The presumption behind these plans is that there is currently too much freedom in the health care industry, and only more state intervention will reign in costs and make health care more accessible to more people.

But the opposite is true...

Sep 08 08:12

video - Former Facebook exec: "You are being programmed".

"I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works. The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how soci
No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. You are being programmed".

Sep 06 20:29

Most Stable Linux Distros: 5 versions of Linux We Recommend

At the very beginning, I would like to mention why the term ‘Stable’ comes in relation to Linux OS or distro. Because there are thousands of Linux OS variations as per the user’s requirements. Some are very fundamental like Debian, some is a fork of a base distro like Ubuntu, Arch Linux and there are many fork-of-a-fork-of-a-fork like Linux Mint.

So all the variations do not comply in terms of well support and documentation from the Linux community. So Here we are going to list down the best stable Linux distros which are well known, well supported, have good repositories, are regularly updated, are user-friendly and will remain around us quite a time.

Sep 06 20:24

15 Most Secure Linux Distros for Privacy and Security Concern Users

So you are a Linux user and looking for the Most Secure Linux Distro to be secured and to make strong privacy for your operating system? Here are the Top 15 Most Secure Linux Distros for Privacy and Security Concern Linux Users.

The number of Linux users is increasing immensely day by day. Their specialty is that they are less common than the other operating systems out there. And still, they are working to be more technical in the upcoming days.
Here is the list of the Most Secure Linux Distros which are ’Specially Focused on Linux security.’ That means this article is done especially by focusing on Sharp Security that a Linux user is more concern about.

https://www.qubes-os.org/downloads/
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html
https://parrotlinux.org/download-security.php
https://www.kali.org/downloads/

Sep 06 11:14

Scott Adams: The Most Eclectic and Interesting Content of All Time

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1169973681042280449?s=20

Bill Pulte’s internet philanthropy under attack by suspicious critics
Do you believe that “all major policies are racist”?
The DEVASTATING HORROR that is “Sharpiegate”…
…and its possible hilarious origin
The MATH of evolution skeptics
Whiteboard: Rebuilding storm impacted areas
Why not build entirely NEW cities with SAFE nuclear power?
Commerce zones with FREE or very cheap SAFE power

Sep 06 10:17

Because “A World Without Insects Is Not Worth Living In,” Germany Announces Plan to Ban Glyphosate by 2023

By Andrea Germanos

The German government announced Wednesday it had agreed on a plan to phase out the use of glyphosate—the key chemical in the weedkiller Roundup—with a total ban set to begin by the end of 2023.

“Way to go, Germany!” tweeted the U.S.-based advocacy group Organic Consumers Association...

Sep 06 07:32

Zao’s Deepfake Face-swapping App Shows Uploading Your Photos is Riskier Than Ever

By Alexandros Antoniou, University of Essex

The latest photo app craze can make you look like a movie star. Zao uses artificial intelligence to replace the faces of characters in film or TV clips with images of anyone whose photo you upload to the app.

The effect is startlingly realistic and shows just how far this sort of “deepfake” technology has come. But it also highlights how great the risks have become of making your photos available online where anyone can use or abuse them – and the limitation of the law in dealing with this issue...

Sep 05 18:46

New Oregon Law Orders Review of Research on Health Effects from Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation Exposure

By B.N. Frank

Decades ago research determined that exposure to cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation is harmful. Since then more research has confirmed the same thing. This is being taken seriously outside of the U.S. already.

Unfortunately, current American guidelines, legislation, limits, and testing are VERY outdated and don’t apply to how most people use or are exposed to current wireless radiation emitting technology...

Sep 05 11:40

Drug Warriors Ignore Basic Facts to Push the Vaping Scare

By Ross Marchand

August was not a good month for harm reduction advocates striving to save the lives of millions of smokers. Many media outlets have been spreading fear and panic among Americans trying to quit smoking by raising hysteria about a mysterious lung ailment popping up across the United States, claiming it is a deadly side-effect of using e-cigarettes.

Is Vaping Dangerous?

This could not be further from the truth. By all indications, the vapes causing breathing problems are black market devices tainted with impure, illicit substances...

Sep 05 08:01

Tech Giants are Watching Every Move You Make

how the giants of technology seek to spy, monitor and track their customers (or rather products) for power and profit and, in the process, subvert individual liberty.

Sep 04 10:00

Plan to Use Fitbit and “Smart” Home Devices to Stop Mass Shootings — But Might This Instigate More?

By B.N. Frank

In addition to the concept of surveillance for mental health and gun control, other concerns revolve around the health research of wearables and smart devices.

Research has also already determined that exposure to sources of wireless radiation disrupts the blood brain barrier which can cause it to leak and kill brain cells.  Research has also determined that this can reduce impulse control and increase the potential for homicide and violence.  So doesn’t making people who already have mental health issues wear wireless radiation emitting trackers and requiring them to install wireless radiation emitting “Smart” listening devices and sensors in their homes seems like a recipe for more disasters? ...

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