November 2013
News archive

Robot Rights: Is it OK to torture or murder a robot?
2013 11 30
Scientists are talking rights for robots when human rights are still something we frequently struggle for. Are rights for intimate objects necessary or prudent? Could you eventually face punishment for trashing your toaster? In her talk, MIT researcher Kate Darling illustrates how difficult it is for people to torture or kill inanimate objects, such as cute robots. These findings are ...
China To Land A Spacecraft On The Moon
2013 11 30
China is shooting for the moon with a spacecraft that will land on the lunar surface - something that hasn’t been tried in over 40 years. Successive trips with astronauts would work to establish research or mining bases on the moon. Video from: YouTube.com Chinese ‘Jade Rabbit’ Rover Aims For The Moon On Sunday [...]And for those who remember, a fun bit of ...
Chernobyl’s arch: Sealing off a radioactive sarcophagus
2013 11 29
Work began in recent days to remove, bit by bit, the giant chimney protruding from the Chernobyl nuclear power station. It’s one small part of a mammoth engineering project, now nearing completion, designed to slash the risk of another major release of radioactivity. Massive and glittering in the weak winter sunshine, a half-built arch looms over Chernobyl’s decaying industrial landscape of ...
DHS says "You Are Obligated": Encouraging shoppers to use social media to spy on citizens
2013 11 29
Because you’re never as patriotic and free as when you’re spying and snitching on innocent citizens... More on how the Department of Homeland Security extends their reach by enlisting/training/’deputizing’ retailers and shoppers in the ’fight against TERROR!’... --- Shopping malls are encouraging shoppers to use social media to spy on citizens From: BlacklistedNews Strategies often employed by law enforcement agencies to prevent attacks — ...
Nasa to grow PLANTS on the moon: Space agency will sow seeds to see if humans could live on moon
2013 11 29
Nasa is taking one small step to seeing if humans could live on the moon by planning an experiment to explore whether plants can be grown in the harsh lunar environment. The U.S. space agency plans on sowing its first seeds in specially designed canisters containing everything that is needed for the seedlings to thrive, that it will send to the ...
Renault Will Remotely Lock Down Electric Cars
2013 11 29
It’s an open secret that the average driver seems to ignore - our ’drivable computers’ - a.k.a our CARS - are totally hackable and subject to outside control. These technological advancements are not installed to suit our needs, but the designs of others (industry, the state, intelligence agencies, or criminal factions for example). All this is not a surprise to those ...
Shroud of Turin - World’s First Photograph?
2013 11 29
Is This the World’s First Photograph? Art Historian Nicholas Allen has a radical theory about the image on the Shroud of Turin; he believes it was the world’s first photograph, taken 500 years before the known invention of photography. From: smithsonianmag.com Tune into Red Ice Radio to hear guests speak on the many mysterious of the Shroud of Turin: Philip Gardiner - Secret Societies, ...
Japan Wants To Turn The Moon Into A Giant Power Plant
2013 11 29
Shimizu Corporation, a Japanese architecture and engineering firm, has a plan to effectively turn the moon into a giant solar power plant, reports Inhabitat. It proposes building a massive collection of solar panels (a "Luna Ring") 6,800 miles long by 12 miles wide on the moon’s surface. That’s certainly a heavy-duty construction job for human beings, so Shimizu plans to get ...
Feral Children: Lore of the Wild Child
2013 11 29
The feral child — a child raised by wild animals — is common in myth and folklore. Feral children are typically thought of as having been raised without human parental contact. A boy or girl raised by wolves — or bears or apes — is the original "wild child," often having little or no language ability or manners. Because feral ...
Tongue piercing magnet controller helps navigate wheelchairs
2013 11 29
A team of electrical engineers has published a study revealing that a magnetic tongue piercing-controller allows those with tetraplegia to navigate a wheelchair three times faster than the traditional sip-and-puff system, but with the same accuracy. The Tongue Drive System (TDS) was developed by Maysam Ghovanloo, an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia ...
Pet owners increasingly using medical marijuana to help their pets feel better
2013 11 29
As the social stigmas and taboos about marijuana that largely emerged during the "Reefer Madness" generation continue to be stripped away from the public consciousness, an increasing number of people are beginning to look at this all natural herb with fresh eyes, recognizing its incredible potential for healing. This includes a growing number of pet owners who are now using ...
Secret Report: Burning UK plutonium stockpiles now considered ‘credible’ option
2013 11 29
The incineration of Britain’s vast plutonium stockpiles is now being considered a “credible” option by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, according to a long-awaited secret report. Three ways of disposing of the plutonium are being considered. Highly radioactive plutonium stockpiles, which have been piling up and plaguing British governments for the past three decades, have passed the 100-ton mark and will likely ...
Document Reveals NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit ’Radicalizers’
2013 11 28
It’s been revealed through newly released classified documents that the NSA has been monitoring the online porn habits of ’radicalizers’. They’re not, as one might imagine, targeting illegalities or criminal acts (such as child pornography or abuse) - they’re snooping on adult individuals’ ALLEGED online sexual behaviors so as to discredit them. Basically such accusations float around in a pool of ...
432 Park Avenue
2013 11 28
432 Park Avenue is an new iconic structure rising at the corner of 56th Street in midtown Manhattan (thanks to Darrell for bringing it to my attention). When completed in 2015 it will be the tallest residential tower in the Western hemisphere and the second tallest building in New York City after the One World Trade Center (formerly known as ...
Chemtrails? ‘Mysterious Fibers’ Fall from the Sky in France
2013 11 27
French English-language newspaper The Connexion is reporting that mysterious fibres have dropped from the sky over Drôme and Ardèche in Southern France, leaving residents puzzled while others point to the chemtrail phenomenon: Reports of the fibres were first raised on Thursday, but no one has yet been able to identify what they are – giving rise to theories ...
A robot turtle will help underwater archaeologists to inspect shipwrecks
2013 11 27
The Robot Safari in London Science Museum will see the world premiere of the underwater robot U-CAT, a highly maneuverable robot turtle, designed to penetrate shipwrecks. U-CAT’s locomotion principle is similar to sea turtles. Independently driven four flippers make the robot highly maneuverable; it can swim forward and backward, up and down and turn on spot in all directions. Maneuverability is ...
Tis the Season for Gratuitous Consumption
2013 11 27
Recently I wrote a piece entitled Boycott Back Friday. Generally it was well received. We being fans of capitalism and the voluntary exchange of goods and services we made the point that it was entirely reasonable to opt out of the buying frenzy from a pro-market perspective. To value time (time is money) with one’s family and more than standing ...
Ad nauseam: Anti Consumerism A Secret Weapon
2013 11 27
The more we hate it, the more it agrees with us. How advertising turned anti-consumerism into a secret weapon In 1796, the English physician Edward Jenner injected an eight-year-old boy in Gloucestershire with cowpox. Reasoning that absorbing a small amount of the virus would protect the child from a full-strength attack of smallpox in the future, Jenner’s bold experiment founded the ...
Dean Clifford Kidnapped with No Warrant, No Cause, No Authority
2013 11 27
2013 11 24 Dean Clifford Kidnapped with No Warrant No Cause No Authority November 26, 2013 HAMILTON POLICE AID IN THE KIDNAPPING OF AN INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN NATURAL RIGHTS ADVOCATE. This video is incomplete due to the poor internet coverage in Hamilton. the full video goes for 4mins. the rest will be released as soon as possible. Hamilton Ontario- Canada on the evening of Nov ...
Swedish Regime To Give Police, Customs, Tax Man Realtime Access to People’s Phone, Mail, More
2013 11 27
The Swedish citizens will get all their phone calls and e-mail traffic wiretapped in real time not just by the Swedish NSA branch, but also by police, customs, the tax authority, and others. These plans were revealed today by the Ny Teknik magazine, sending shockwaves among civil rights activists. This follows a previous law change that gave the Swedish NSA ...
A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious
2013 11 27
It’s a question that’s perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? We know it exists, at least in ourselves. But how it arises from chemistry and electricity in our brains is an unsolved mystery. Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he might know the answer. According to ...
Psychic Astronauts: Remote Viewing, Space Exploration, and UFOs
2013 11 26
The emptiness of Fermi’s Paradox as an argument against ETs rests, I think, on the unlikelihood that advanced technological civilizations would ever explore or colonize their universe in the flesh. I’ve suggested here that the “reach” of ETs through space, and that of our own human or machine descendents, will be via Von Neumann probes gathering and collecting potentially infinite ...
Ex-CIA Operative: Military Thwarted Obama’s Plans To Nuke/EMP America This Fall!
2013 11 26
Dr. Jim Garrow, the same one that reported the death of Andrew Breitbart and Tom Clancy, came out as an ex CIA Agent recently. The same Jim Garrow that runs Pink Pagoda Girls that rescues young girls from death and abortion in China. He revealed in a November 18th Facebook message that among the top brass being purged, actually ...
Hollywood ’Fight Club’ producer was Israeli spy with nuclear script
2013 11 26
Arnon Milchan, renowned producer of such Hollywood hits as "Pretty Woman," "Fight Club" and "LA Confidential", has come forth with perhaps his greatest story of all: he was an Israeli spy who helped boost the country’s nuclear program in the 70s and 80s. In an in depth interview broadcast on Monday with Israel’s Channel 2 flagship investigative program ‘Uvda’ (Fact), the ...
Monsanto, the TPP and Global Food Dominance
2013 11 26
“Control oil and you control nations,” said US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the 1970s. “Control food and you control the people.” Global food control has nearly been achieved, by reducing seed diversity with GMO (genetically modified) seeds that are distributed by only a few transnational corporations. But this agenda has been implemented at grave cost to our health; ...
Mercury Studies Censored by Industry Leaders
2013 11 26
Efforts to stop the archaic practice of using amalgam “mercury” fillings have been gaining speed, with several significant milestones taking place in 2013. The culmination took place in October, when a legally binding international treaty to control the use of this toxic metal was signed into action (and, victoriously, the treaty gives special ...
World’s oldest Buddhist shrine discovered in Nepal
2013 11 26
Archaeologists in Nepal say they have discovered traces of a wooden structure dating from the sixth century BC which they believe is the world’s oldest Buddhist shrine. Kosh Prasad Acharya, who worked with archaeologists from Durham University, said on Tuesday that the structure had been unearthed inside the sacred Mayadevi temple in Lumbini. The Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama, is generally ...
’Not to share wealth with poor is to steal’: Pope slams capitalism as ’new tyranny’
2013 11 26
That’s Rich! Says Pope Francis on capitalism: "A new tyranny is thus born, invisible and often virtual, which unilaterally and relentlessly imposes its own laws and rules [...]To all this we can add widespread corruption and self-serving tax evasion, which has taken on worldwide dimensions. The thirst for power and possessions knows no limits" Outrageously hypocritical words from the head of a ...
DHS Creates New Fusion Centers, Taking Control of Local Police
2013 11 22
As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) doles out billions of dollars to convince local police departments to surrender control to the federal agency, a recent report indicates that intelligence gathered at precincts-cum-surveillance-centers will be shared among all levels of law enforcement. An article published by Fierce Homeland Security on November 4 reports: The phenomenon of fusion centers sharing intelligence and skills ...
Man-Made Typhoons & Yamashita’s Gold
2013 11 22
THERE IS MUCH speculation that the recent, unnaturally speedy typhoon in the Philippines was man-made. Shocked? You shouldn’t be. Weather-modification technology is by now well established, with many countries routinely employing it to bring rain, divert storms, and for other more nefarious purposes. You didn’t hear about the hurricane on 9/11? So, hypothetically, let’s imagine that Typhoon Haiyen was induced ...
Honey bees can be trained to detect cancer "in ten minutes" says designer
2013 11 22
Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer. "Trained bees only rush into the smaller chamber if they can detect the odour on the patient’s breath that ...
3,700 Years Old: Largest, Oldest Wine Cellar Found In Near East
2013 11 22
Would you drink wine flavored with mint, honey and a dash of psychotropic resins? Ancient Canaanites did more than 3,000 years ago. Archaeologists have unearthed what may be the oldest -- and largest -- ancient wine cellar in the Near East, containing forty jars, each of which would have held fifty liters of strong, sweet wine. The cellar was discovered ...
JFK: A Conspiracy Theory
2013 11 22
Everything you wanted to know about the JFK assassination in under 5 minutes. The Warren Commission: connecting the dots so you don’t have to! Video from: corbettreport.com
Mystery cave find wows Spanish scientists
2013 11 22
Archaeologists made an exciting discovery near Barcelona recently: the 6,400-year-old remains of four people. Strangest of all, the group may have been bound together with rope and wrapped in a shroud at death. The archaeologists from the University of Barcelona found the remains of a 50-year-old man, an adolescent and two children in a cave near the city of Barcelona. The bodies ...
Puppet Masters Script Mainstream News Reports
2013 11 22
This video is so ridiculous that it actually makes you want to punch through the screen. There are multiple clear cases of this ’talking point distribution’ happening where it’s obvious that some puppet masters literally surgically insert their neural implants into the minds of the masses as if we are all numb to the fact that a handful of ...
Mice Inherit the Fears of Their Fathers
2013 11 21
There’s no question that trauma gets handed down from one generation to the next. In one highly publicized example, researchers in New York studied several dozen women who were pregnant on September 11, 2001, and had been in the vicinity of the terrorist attacks. Some of these women developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and this group shows lower levels of the ...
Has Mars Preserved Evidence of Ancient Life? Groundbreaking New Look at the 1976 Viking Mission Findings
2013 11 21
Almost 40 years ago, two NASA probes on the surface of Mars scooped the soil in search of signs of microbes. The results that came back from the twin Viking missions were, to say the least, ambiguous. The scientific literature contains decades of debate over what they found. Rather than focusing on the question of life, a new SETI Institute-lead ...
Study claims EVPs Persist, Even in Controlled Environments
2013 11 21
Nearly every paranormal investigation these days makes use of recording devices intended to pick up electronic voice phenomena not detectible by human ears at the time of the investigation, but how reliable is it? Before you read this, I advise you to get a beverage, perhaps a snack, and find a comfortable position in your chair, because this is going ...
Artist uses dead bees to create mathematical patterns
2013 11 21
A Canadian visual artist called Sarah Hatton has taken thousands of dead honeybees and arranged them onto canvasses in mathematical patterns such as the Fibonacci spiral found in sunflowers. Hatton -- who is also a beekeeper -- decided to use bees in her work to spread awareness of bee colony collapse disorder to a broad audience in a conceptual way. "Life often ...
New island emerges off the coast of Tokyo after volcano eruption
2013 11 21
A new island has emerged off the coast of Tokyo on October 20, 2013, as a result of underwater volcano eruption. Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the island is about 200 meters (660 feet) in diameter. The island emerged 1 000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo, just off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small, ...
Chemical weapons watchdog appeals to private firms to destroy Syria stockpile
2013 11 21
The elaborate production surrounding the destruction of Syria’s ’chemical weapons stockpile’ continues. Chemical weapons are despicable, and the less use of them the better. However the west has its OWN stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and have used such in the past. Where are the calls for disarmament of the west? Where is the Organisation for the Prohibition of ...
The Fraudulent Marketplace Fairness Act
2013 11 21
The Internet is currently our best example of the free market at work. Since the government has not been able to capture the Internet under its thumb, the Net illustrates how well the market really functions when the government stays out of the way. But have no fear. Control freak politicians never rest, and a few of the more dedicated ones ...
JFK Assassination And Coverup: New Evidence and Testimony Emerges
2013 11 20
Mainstream Media Maintains The Lee Harvey Oswald Narrative Almost everything we know about the assassination of John F. Kennedy has been planted in our minds over years of mainstream media (MSM) programming. Virtually every theory advanced has been either conjured up or promoted by those who control the MSM. Therefore, just like all the false leads which were published during November ...
Forcible Vaccination Trials Through the Release of Aerosol GMO Vaccine
2013 11 20
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is on its way to approving a licence application from PaxVax Australia (PaxVax) for the intentional release of a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into the environment in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria. According to the regulator, it qualifies as a limited and controlled release under section 50A of the ...
Conspiracy theories? No one does it better than West’s elite
2013 11 20
For a long time elite establishment gatekeepers in the West have scoffed at that those who claim Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned. As to those who claimed he was poisoned by Israel - well-of course they’re crazy conspiracy theorists! Yet these same people who ridiculed the idea of Arafat’s poisoning are, by and large, the same people who assert, without ...
Synesthesia might be more common in people with autism
2013 11 20
Synesthesia — the mysterious phenomenon of "mixed senses" — is thought to affect a small fraction of the general population. But among people with autism spectrum disorders, the condition might be significantly more common, fascinating new research suggests. In a study published this week in Molecular Autism, a team out of Cambridge University set out to test what had been anecdotally ...
The Time Monk Project
2013 11 20
In the university city of Cambridge, England, a group of scholars discussed the increasing amount of research material being produced on Rennes-le-Château, the enduring mystery of a French priest who appears to have discovered a great treasure or secret while renovating his church in the early 1890’s. The focus of the discussion was the assessment of either the poor supportive ...
EU approves first ever spending cut
2013 11 20
The European Union’s parliament has finally approved the first spending cut in the history of the 28-nation group. Over two years of haggling finally ended when the EU legislature approved the budget, which will fall to 960 billion euros ($1.3 trillion US budget) for the seven years between 2014 and 2020. The cut had been sought by several EU countries which wanted ...
Fabled King Arthur ‘was a Scottish warlord’
2013 11 20
Welcome to MacCamelot. King Arthur was a Scottish, pre-Christian warlord whose remains are buried on Iona, according to a new book by a Scots historian. Author Adam Ardrey claims that instead of the romantic English king of legend who lived at Camelot – which is often said to be Tintagel in Cornwall or in Wales – Arthur was actually Arthur Mac ...
Before The Pharaohs: The Evidence for Advanced Civilisation in Egypt’s Mysterious Prehistory
2013 11 19
[...]The Great Pyramid – A Device The easily observable and obvious differences in the Giza pyramids and the Sakkara pyramids, which were all supposed to have been built during the same era, are a problem. Clearly, the construction techniques, as well as materials, for the Giza pyramids were different than those at Sakkara, or else we would expect pyramids at both ...
Mystery humans spiced up ancients’ rampant sex lives
2013 11 19
Genome analysis suggests interbreeding between modern humans, Neanderthals, Denisovans and a mysterious archaic population. New genome sequences from two extinct human relatives suggest that these ‘archaic’ groups bred with humans and with each other more extensively than was previously known. The ancient genomes, one from a Neanderthal and one from a different archaic human group, the Denisovans, were presented on 18 November ...
Establishment Proposes: “Have the Government Give Every Adult a Basic Income”
2013 11 19
With government intervention now becoming the only viable solution being touted for everything from individual health care and the economy to our personal safety and how we educate our children, it would only make sense that officials in Washington also figure out a way to use their power of confiscation and redistribution to equalize the income playing field. It’s no secret ...
TSA rolls out ’detention pods’ that trap passengers inside
2013 11 19
You don’t have to be claustrophobic to find the new TSA security exit pods at airports scary. The new ’exit portal’ pods which enclose each traveler as they attempt to exit the airport are being touted as "saving the government money" by negating the need for armed guards or police at exits. Auto-Lock Reportedly, in the event of a ’security breach’, the ...
’Gate to Hell’ Guardians Recovered in Turkey
2013 11 19
Archaeologists digging in Turkey have found the guardians of the "Gate to Hell" -- two unique marble statues which once warned of a deadly cave in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis, near Pamukkale. Known as Pluto’s Gate -- Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin -- the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology and tradition. ...
Cult Of The God-Men
2013 11 19
For 237 years, there has been a determined campaign to rein in the unruly experimental republic of the USA. The second term of President Obama is 100% about implementing an extraordinary new phase of this grand maneuver. [...] Over the last 13 years, the Empire has greatly enjoyed the compliant duplicity of both the Bush and Obama God-men administrations. From 2001-2009, Bush, ...
John Dewey and the Chaos of Contemporary Public Education
2013 11 19
The dismal and declining student performance at America’s public schools is no accident. Nor is the pervasive bullying by peers and repression by teachers that the brightest, best-mannered, and most accomplished students encounter in public schools today. Both are the direct results of the educational philosophy promulgated by John Dewey (1859-1952), the originator of “Progressive” education and a self-proclaimed advocate ...
Shh! Your GPS Ankle Bracelet Is Listening
2013 11 19
When defense lawyer Fermín L. Arraiza-Navas sat down with a prospective client in San Juan, Puerto Rico last April, he casually asked the man about the Global Positioning System (GPS) ankle bracelet that he was wearing as a condition for his bail. The reply was just as casual. “They speak to me through that thing,” the man said. It wasn’t the first time ...
Brittany Murphy Did NOT Die of Natural Causes, Lab Report Shows
2013 11 19
More news is coming out on the strange and alarming death of actress Brittany Murphy. New independent tests go against the official determination of death by ’natural causes’, and suggest the POISONING of both Brittany and her husband. Red Ice Radio spoke with national security whistleblower Julia Davis about the case, and Davis connects Murphy’s death with the Department of Homeland ...
Is Monsanto’s RoundUp (Glyphosate) the New Agent Orange?
2013 11 19
Monsanto has been in the poison game for a long time. All the propaganda in the world can’t erase the fact that they first poisoned thousand of Vietnamese, Thai, and Koreans as well as countless American soldiers with Agent Orange, who only now receive compensation for the effects of Monsanto’s bio-warfare decades later. The proof is finally so pervasive that ...
Sinkhole the size of 20 football fields opens up in Louisiana ... and it could burst into flames
2013 11 18
Louisiana sinkhole that has sucked in trees and swamps as it spread to the size of 20 football fields is now at risk of exploding. Residents of Bayou Corne were evacuated a year ago when the sinkhole, which is emitting natural gases, opened up. The gas exploration company that has been blamed for causing the problem after a mine collapsed, has resorted ...
Being exposed to fast food symbols makes it harder to appreciate everyday joys
2013 11 18
Success, in the Western world, means “gaining time,” according to French philosopher Jean-Francois Lyotard. The faster we do things — work, eat, sleep, read — the more time we “gain.” But this focus on time efficiency could be making the small things in life harder to enjoy. A trio of Canadian researchers have discovered that simply being exposed to symbols of Western ...
John Dewey Is a Fraud
2013 11 18
It is generally agreed that John Dewey (1859-1952) is the Father of American Education and the Greatest American Educator Ever. The problem with the labels is that John Dewey, albeit a genius, was not an educator in the sense that most people use this word. He was not interested in teaching as most people understand that term, as for example ...
Education in a Free Society
2013 11 18
Proposed solutions have included greater funding, a longer academic year, national standards, measures to reduce school violence, and educational vouchers. The only proper solution is to completely separate state and school thereby permitting education to be purchased and sold through the free market system. Consumer-financed education must replace tax-based funding of education. We need to dissolve public schools and replace ...
Israel Agrees to Return Stolen Organs of Dead Palestinians
2013 11 15
Israel has agreed to return organs of dead Palestinians harvested by its forensic pathologists during autopsies, Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh told Ma’an news agency on Wednesday. Head of Israel’s Abu Kabir forensic institute, Jehuda Hiss, had admitted harvesting organs from dead bodies without the permission of their families. “We started to harvest corneas … Whatever was done was highly informal. ...
Venezuela’s president Maduro set to rule by decree
2013 11 15
Venezuela’s national assembly has approved granting President Nicolas Maduro special powers to rule by decree in a 99-to-60 vote. The legislation, known as the “Ley Habilitante,” or Enabling Act, would allow Maduro to bypass the country’s top legislative body for a limited time - in this case for a twelve-month period. The national assembly is also able to strip the president ...
White House: NSA Surveillance Transparency Would Be Too Much Work
2013 11 15
Transparency ’Crosses the Line,’ Officials Insist When the first leaks began to come out about NSA surveillance, the Obama Administration sought to replace demands for reform with promises of increased transparency. Apparently even that’s too much to hope for now. With Congressional bills from pro-surveillance factions pushing transparency, Obama Administration officials are now condemning those plans as well, insisting they are a ...
Do We Live in the Matrix?
2013 11 15
Tests could reveal whether we are part of a giant computer simulation — but the real question is if we want to know... In the 1999 sci-fi film classic The Matrix, the protagonist, Neo, is stunned to see people defying the laws of physics, running up walls and vanishing suddenly. These superhuman violations of the rules of the universe are possible ...
George W Bush’s new ’crusade’: converting Jews to Christianity
2013 11 15
Some people think George W Bush did as much as he could to bring about Armageddon with his earlier interventions in the Middle East. But not the man himself, apparently. He has signed up for a fundraising event for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, an organisation which aims to promote the second coming by converting Jews to Christianity, and will ...
The Brain “Sees” Objects That You Don’t Perceive
2013 11 15
A new study shows how much visual input the brain processes, but we never consciously see. Every day, when you open your eyes in the morning, there is a huge flood of visual information from the external world into your mind. Your brain edits this flood down to a trickle of things that are highly relevant: Where is the dressing-gown? Where is ...
Zeitgeist Versus the Market - Peter Joseph Debates Stefan Molyneux
2013 11 15
Stefan Molyneux debates Peter Joseph of the Zeitgeist Movement on the nature and reality of the free market system. Full Transcript: http://www.fdrurl.com/zeitgeistvsmarket Red Ice Radio has Stefan Molyneux on to discuss virtue, ethics and the burden of moral responsibility. Molyneux also speaks on the non-aggression principle and how it is violated in society and government: Red Ice Radio - Stefan Molyneux - ...
Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed: Supernormal?
2013 11 14
"Did Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Milarepa and other iconic religious figures endure because they were charismatic, enlightened beings with profound insights into the nature of reality, or because they possessed supernormal abilities?" --- We begin with a simple question: Was Buddha just a nice guy? Did Buddha’s teachings thrive because he was more attractive or charismatic than most, or because he was ...
Dogs Likely Originated in Europe More Than 18,000 Years Ago
2013 11 14
Wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter-gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved into dogs that became household pets, UCLA life scientists report. "We found that instead of recent wolves being closest to domestic dogs, ancient European wolves were directly related to them," said Robert Wayne, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology in UCLA’s College of Letters and ...
The Government Plans To Track Us And Those We Are Related To Using Our DNA
2013 11 14
The Department of Homeland Security is soliciting information from potential contractors for a new program that the DHS hopes will enable it to use DNA tests to identify criminal suspects and track their family relationships. Down the road, the goal is to make the use of DNA identification as common as the use of fingerprint identification is today. ...
Google Funds Creation of Secretive Avatar-Style Virtual Reality
2013 11 14
Second Life founder behind new project that plans to immerse people in Star Trek-like CGI environments within six years Google is funding a secretive project that will use millions of linked computers to create an Avatar-like virtual reality world in which people could live, interact, and even have sex. The idea sounds like a rudimentary version of the 1999 science fiction thriller ...
How The Law You Never Heard Of Could Affect Everything You Eat
2013 11 14
Two years ago, amidst spinach recalls and E. coli outbreaks, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the first such update of safety laws since 1938. Among other things, the Act calls for better regulation of produce and gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the ability to detect and respond to food safety issues. How exactly the FDA ...
NSA Tracks Turned-Off Phones — But Phone Makers Don’t Know How
2013 11 14
NSA says they can track cellphones even when turned off, while the cellphone manufacturers insist that’s not possible - sort of. The denials coming from companies such as Samsung, Google, and Nokia are nuanced and evasive, and suggest that tracking their phones while ’off’ might be doable with the right spyware. Not a problem for the infamous NSA! In the end, it’s ...
MI6 Intelligence Analyst’s Bizarre Death ’Likely Accident’, Police Say
2013 11 14
MI6 spy Gareth Williams was found dead, naked, stuffed in a padlocked sports bag, in an empty bathtub. He was a codebreaker for the British eavesdropping agency GCHQ, and also worked for MI6 as an intelligence analyst. The conclusions reached by authorities suggest his death was a tragic accident - a mystifying feat that he pulled off by himself. The case ...
China, Russia, Saudi Arabia Elected to U.N. Human Rights Council in Controversial Move
2013 11 13
HAHAHA! Wait, what?.... While it’s a laughable concept to designate a position on the United Nations Human Rights Council to well-known human rights violators such as China, Russia and Saudi Arabia, it’s equally as absurd to see other countries already on the roster that have been violating rights for some time with seeming impunity. During the Syrian ’Chemical Weapons’ crisis the ...
World’s oldest creature was 507...but scientists killed it
2013 11 13
When scientists inadvertently killed what turned out to be the world’s oldest living creature, it was bad enough. Now, their mistake has been compounded after further research found it was even older – at 507 years. The ocean quahog - a type of deep-sea clam - was dredged alive from the bottom of the North Atlantic near Iceland in 2006 by researchers. ...
An emerging threat: Greater manipulation of food on an atomic scale
2013 11 13
For many years there have been concern about chemicals added to foods to enhance color, flavor, and shelf life. There has also been concern over the use of genetic modifications to crops and to increase yields and disease resistance. But there is a less heard of, multi-billion dollar industry which is gaining an ever increasing foothold in the market and ...
Secret Globalist Treaty Threatens Internet Freedom
2013 11 13
Wikileaks has released a 95 page, 30,000 word document spelling out details on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The secret globalist agreement will have a significant effect on a wide range of issues including internet freedom, medicine, patents, and civil liberties. The cabal will meet in Salt Lake, Utah, between November 19 and 24. The draft text for the TPP Intellectual ...
Synthetic alcohol pill lets you get drunk without the hangover
2013 11 13
In a similar vein as the ’Alcohol Spray’ that intoxicates the user with a single pump, more on the neverending quest to get drunk as quickly, and with as little effort, as possible... --- Synthetic alcohol pill lets you get drunk without the hangover By Ananth Baliga | UPI Synthetic alcohol gets a buzz going without full intoxication, and no hangover. The "synthehol" ...
Would You Tattoo a Microphone to Your Throat?
2013 11 13
Motorola (owned by Google) has filed a patent application which reveals a technology that enables people to ’tattoo’ a microphone to their throat. This embedded mic would pick up the vibrations of speech from the user’s voicebox and allow people to talk on their phone via a Bluetooth connection. This new tech’s aims is reportedly to reduce the nuisance of background ...
UK’s annoying behavior law threatens protesters, criminalizes childhood
2013 11 13
"Causing a nuisance in Britain could get you 2 years in jail or an unlimited fine if new anti-social laws are pushed through. And it could even apply to children as young as ten, which is really worrying civil liberties groups..." READ: The Birth of a Police State: UK Police to be Granted Sweeping New Powers
Taxing the Sun: Spain’s solar police to kick in your door
2013 11 12
The latest nail in the coffin for Spain’s solar energy producers is an Energy Law amendment which allows inspectors to enter private properties without a court order. It’s a move lawyers believe could set a worrying precedent. As if Spaniards had not already been dissuaded by the potential €60 million fines they face for illegally generating their own solar power, they ...
Pop music makes solar cells produce more electricity
2013 11 12
They really are picking up Good Vibrations. Some solar cells convert sunlight into electricity more efficiently when loud music is played to them – as long as it is pop rather than classical. Traditional silicon-based solar cells convert sunlight into electricity efficiently, but they can be awkward to work with and expensive to produce. So Steve Dunn at Queen Mary University ...
Space Internet? Rocket Flight A Step Towards Interplanetary Comms
2013 11 12
Extraterrestrial Communication Between scientists creating lightbulbs that emit wi-fi signals, and private companies launching wifi hotspots into space, there will be no universal lack of connectivity - on or off planet - in the future. Frankly, we are not looking forward to Facebook selfies from the moon. More from Universe Today... --- Space Internet? Rocket Flight Aims To Test Earth-To-Space Communications By Elizabeth Howell | ...
Powerful solar flares herald flip in sun’s magnetic field
2013 11 12
The dramatic uptick in the number of solar flares over the past few weeks, especially the powerful X-class flares, is a good sign that the impending change in the sun’s magnetic field is drawing nearer. Our sun is a variable star. While some variable stars swing through active and quiet periods very quickly or very haphazardly, our sun works on a ...
Doctors May Soon be able to Turn Back Time, Reverse Aging
2013 11 12
Scientists from Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have made ground-breaking discoveries that could help to reverse the ageing process. Methods to reverse the aging process are widely sought after, not just to satisfy the desires of our image-conscious society, but primarily to address the variety of chronic and degenerative diseases which afflict the elderly and are a ...
Palestinian villages subject to Israeli mock raids not told they are exercises
2013 11 12
Palestinian civilians are being embroiled in Israeli military training, including mock arrests, raids on private homes and incursions into villages, without being told they are involved in army exercises. The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has justified the training exercises following complaints from an Israeli human rights group, Yesh Din, over two separate drills held earlier this year. In the first, a ...
Bitcoin site is hacked, with $1million of the virtual currency stolen
2013 11 12
Bitcoin, an online decentralized currency, is a method of exchanging digital money without the usual regulations, policing or taxation (for now). It’s been reported that a major hack of a Bitcoin site has occurred, stripping one user of more than a million virtual dollars. This hack and theft serves as a reminder that digital currencies are as vulnerable as ...
Factory Forests? USDA Considers Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees
2013 11 12
As the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) considers whether to approve the first genetically engineered (GE) forest tree for commercial use, Center for Food Safety (CFS) released its new report, Genetically Engineered Trees: The New Frontier of Biotechnology. The report details the potential ecological and socioeconomic hazards of GE trees currently under commercial development. USDA is currently reviewing a GE Eucalyptus ...
Is Specialization Calcifying Our Ability to Create?
2013 11 12
In an intriguing essay about the nature of work and creativity, writer Robert Twigger argues at the website Aeon that an industrial-led move to divisions of labor has stifled modern creativity. True innovation, he suggests, comes from cross-pollination—and breaking through the walls of one specialty to tap into the energy of another. Part of the equation is the advent of sedentary ...
The Birth of a Police State: UK Police to be Granted Sweeping New Powers
2013 11 11
The UK Government is about to pass legislation which will make any behaviour perceived to potentially ‘cause nuisance or annoyance’ a criminal offence. The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill also grants local authorities, police and even private security firms sweeping powers to bar citizens from assembling lawfully in public spaces. The Bill has successfully passed through the House of ...
Gone Rogue? Virus Stuxnet Infects Russian Nuclear Plant, Space Station
2013 11 11
Cyberwar and Stuxnet: Weaponized code a bad idea from start to finish, and here we see why... The Stuxnet virus, thought to be created by US and Israeli governments to disable or disrupt Iran’s nuclear facilities, has reportedly "gone rogue" and infected a Russian nuclear power plant and even the Space Station. Was this an accidental development, or was this the aim ...
Real-Time Facial Recognition Offered to Police in New Program
2013 11 11
The San Diego Police Department is reporting their involvement in the largest facial recognition program to date. It is something straight out of theaters of war, but is set to hit the streets of America in the very near future if all goes according to plan. Facial recognition technology, and the databases that catalog and store the results, is advancing at ...
Million Mask March: Does the Mask Empower the 99% – or the 1%?
2013 11 11
21st Century Wire says… The Million Mask March happened this week, with mixed success. It was a significant victory in terms of mass participation and organisation, but what about the message? Now that the event has passed, many want to know where this movement is heading, and more crucially – can it achieve its aims? 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen looks at what happened on ...
Philippine typhoon leaves up to 10,000 dead
2013 11 11
Corpses hung from trees, were scattered on sidewalks or buried in flattened buildings — some of the 10,000 people believed killed in one Philippine city alone by ferocious Typhoon Haiyan that washed away homes and buildings with powerful winds and giant waves. As the scale of devastation became clear Sunday from one of the worst storms ever recorded, officials projected the ...
Archaeologists Discover Mysterious Elongated Skulls in France
2013 11 08
French archaeologists made a surprising discovery during an excavation in Alsace, France, when they uncovered a substantially elongated skull dating back 1,500 years. The finding prompted the archaeologists to extend their search over 7.5 acres, which resulted in the discovery of an abundance of artefacts, human and animal remains from Neolithic, Gallic, Gallo-Roman, and Merovingian societies. The skull appears to ...
FEMA Camps: City to Exile the Homeless; It’s not a Conspiracy Theory Anymore
2013 11 08
Under the radar from the prying eyes of the public, South Carolina made it legal to get rid of their homeless problem. The people were given a choice, FEMA Camps or jail. The irony of it all was this happened right at the 50th Anniversary of Civil Liberties in August. The bad part is different cities from Boston to New ...
Poppycock – or why remembrance rituals make me see red
2013 11 08
On the briefest of visits to London, I was appalled to notice that our television presenters and politicians and dignitaries have almost all resorted to stereotype by wearing those bloody poppies again – even though I suspect most of them would not know the difference between the Dardanelles and the Somme. How come this obscene fashion appendage – inspired by ...
Russia sends Olympic torch to space
2013 11 08
--- Russian Soyuz rocket flies Olympic torch to space station By Alissa de Carbonnel | Reuters A three-man crew took the Olympic torch to the International Space Station on a Russian rocket on Thursday, ready to send it on its first space walk in a showcase for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. An onboard camera showed Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata ...
Man Opens ’Pandora’s Box’, Dies
2013 11 08
The strange, unfortunate, and mysterious death of a man who opened Pandora’s Box. Pandora’s Box, of Greek mythology, contained all the evils in the world. If one dared to open the box, the evils would escape and spread over the earth. --- Death of 37-year-old Carlisle man still a mystery By Victoria Brenan | News & Star Jason Airey was found slumped ...
Fukushima: Debris Island the Size of Texas Heading to the US Coast
2013 11 08
Experts at NOAA are becoming increasingly concerned not just about the debris from Fukushima that is arriving on our shores, but with the non-native bugs, germs and even sea life that is arriving with it. “At first we were only thinking about objects like the floating docks, but now we’re finding that all kinds of Japanese organisms are growing on the ...
Dennis Rodman Says North Korea Visit Was Like A ’Party’
2013 11 08
Here’s Dennis Rodman continuing to follow orders from intelligence agencies to shape the public image of international relations so that they REAL manipulations and dealings can go on behind closed doors, and without scrutiny. Dennis Rodman Works As FBI (and CIA) Informant On North Korea Like White House court entertainer, Jay Z, was recently sent on a bizarre Pennsylvania Ave PR ...
DECLASSIFIED: US Army’s Top Secret Arctic City Under the Ice
2013 11 07
It’s not every day the one has the opportunity to observe the construction of a secret underground base. This video is an actual declassified US Army film, documenting the nuclear-powered construction process of Camp Century, beneath the ice of central Greenland. The base was constructed in the late 1950s, during the height of the Cold War, for "research" purposes. To study the ...
First line of Beowulf misunderstood for 200 years
2013 11 07
A University of Manchester lecturer has discovered that the famous first line of English language’s oldest epic poem has been misinterpreted, ever since it was popularised almost 200 years ago. Dr George Walkden, who is a historical linguist, says because translators of the iconic Beowulf have relied on a faulty interpretation of its first word, the meaning of its first sentence ...
Knife-Wielding Supermarket Checkout Robot Taught Not To Stab Customers
2013 11 07
In what could prove to be one of the most important moves ever made by humanity, scientists have taught our soon-to-be-robot-overlords not to stab us. Cornell University engineers have modified an assembly line machine and taught it to scan items at a check out. But rather than have it flailing around with knives and frozen baguettes they have used a clever for ...
FBI considers video analysis technology to identify suspects based on facial, behavioral recognition
2013 11 07
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reportedly considering new video analytic software that would enable identification of suspects in videos and still imagery based on both facial and behavioral recognition. This type of technology has been under development for quite a while, with a patent awarded for behavioral recognition software last year. Indeed, it has been said that the future ...
100,000 invited to post their genomes online – in the name of science
2013 11 07
A hundred thousand British volunteers could have their genetic information available to anyone in the world. Some scientists warn the Personal Genome Project may be a step too far for confidentiality. The project is US-based and allows people to find out more about their genetic profiles, plus contribute to advances in medical science. Volunteers from America and Canada have already joined ...
Geoengineering Projects Doomed To Fail While Polluting The Earth
2013 11 07
Geoengineering technologies are the stuff of Hollywood catastrophe flicks. It seems scientists want to play God with our climate and nothing will stop them. Researchers have recommended sending out a giant glass sunshade into space to reflect light; the eruption of artificial volcanoes, or spraying of sulphate aerosols into the stratosphere; dissolving mountains and putting remains in the sea; and, ...
Cover Up? FBI Fights for Public’s Right to Know… Nothing
2013 11 07
The following is a good analysis from WhoWhatWhy regarding the Boston Marathon bombing and the seeming lockdown of information by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Is this a cover up? It certainly wouldn’t be the first, and isn’t the last, as the FBI has been stonewalling scrutiny into the shooting (murder?) of key witness Ibragim Todashev. Todashev’s autopsy has been ...
Changing brains: why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era
2013 11 07
The psychiatric drug age may have reached its peak. Although mind-altering medications are being prescribed in record numbers, signs of a radically new approach to understanding and treating mental illness are emerging from the deep waters of neuroscience. No longer focused on developing pills, a huge research effort is now devoted to altering the function of specific neural circuits by ...
Oldest Volcano Painting Linked to Ancient Eruption
2013 11 06
A 9,000-year-old painting of an exploding volcano, the oldest ever found, can now be linked to a real-life eruption in Turkey. The towering Hasan Dağ volcano erupted 8,970 years ago, plus or minus 640 years, according to a new dating technique that analyzes zircon crystals in volcanic rock, geochemist Axel Schmitt of the University of California, Los Angeles, reported here today ...
The First Awakeness: Clive Wearing, Living Without Memory
2013 11 06
This is the heartbreaking (and at times heartwarming) story of Clive Wearing - a man who lives only in the present, seconds at a time, due to a rare and devastating amnesia. A brain infection left Clive with about 30 seconds or less of memory at a time. His case reveals that having no memory of where you’ve been or ...
Chemtrails: The US Government Commits Chemical Assault Against Its Citizens
2013 11 06
You have probably clicked on this article because of an interest in knowing more about chemtrails, geoengineering and other weather modification programs. Please know that we are not here to debate the existence of chemtrails; only to terminate them … post haste. We find the current policy of spraying the skies of America, and many other nations around the world, to ...
Meet Dark Wallet – How Crypto-Anarchists Will Store Their Bitcoins
2013 11 06
The greatest, most existential debate in the entire Bitcoin community revolves around how much (if any) cooperation there should be between the alternative currency network and state regulators. Fortunately, its decentralized nature allows the user to make many of his or her own decisions on the matter, something which I believe will only increase as developers create new products to ...
Venezuela Is At The Edge of A Dangerous Precipice. Merry Christmas.
2013 11 06
Venezuela has had it tough, and it looks like things are going to get worse before they get better. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and one of the ways President Nicolas Maduro is reportedly attempting to remedy the economic and political situation is by - no joke - moving Christmas to November. Santa Solution: President Maduro points out his most ...
Norwegian Vikings purchased silk from Persia
2013 11 06
The Norwegian Vikings were more oriented towards the East than we have previously assumed, says Marianne Vedeler, Associate Professor at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo in Norway. After four years of in-depth investigation of the silk trade of the Viking Age, she may change our perceptions of the history of the Norwegian Vikings. The silk trade was far ...
India launches its first mission to Mars
2013 11 05
India will aim today to become the first Asian nation to launch a space probe to the planet Mars. (Update: The rocket carrying the probe successfully lifted-off at 09.08 UT). The cut-price mission is due to blast off carrying an unmanned craft to orbit the Red Planet, studying its geology, climate, atmosphere and looking for signs of methane that might indicate ...
LAX Shooting: Drills, Mannequins and ‘The New World Order’
2013 11 05
21st Century Wire says… Drills, Mannequins and ‘The New World Order’… PHOTO-OPS: ‘LAX Shooter’ similarities to theatrics in Boston last spring are stunningly alike. When we last left off, we learned that the Los Angeles Police Department had conducted an “active shooter drill” in October with the Los Angeles Airport Police Department at the L.A./Ontario International Airport, playing out the exact scenario ...
I Noticed This Tiny Thing On Google Maps. When I Zoomed In… Well, Nothing Could Prepare Me.
2013 11 05
A friend told me to go to a certain latitude and longitude on Google Maps. When I noticed it seemed to be in the middle of an African desert, I thought he was just sending nonsense. But when I zoomed in, my mind was blown. I noticed a tiny icon that looked like an airplane. So I did some more research ...
Anonymous Holds Worldwide ‘Million Mask March’ to Protest Corruption
2013 11 05
Beginning on tuesday in cities in Australia, New Zealand and Japan a global protest by Anonymous will gradually spread across the globe as the diverse group looks to protest issues ranging from NSA surveillance to government corruption. The headline Million Mask March will take place in Washington with members of Anonymous meeting at the Washington Monument before marching towards the White ...
Top-secret files shed new light on Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’
2013 11 05
Cleaners stumble across classified documents linked to military junta behind 30,000 deaths Top-secret files dating back to Argentina’s “Dirty War”, including an extensive inventory of blacklisted artists and journalists, have been discovered gathering dust in an air force building in Buenos Aires. Among the 1,500 files and 280 documents is a blacklist, almost exclusively made up of well-known personalities from artistic and ...
Sex, scandal and sleaze catch up with Berlusconi - 2 year ban from public office
2013 11 05
A Milan appeals court on Saturday ruled that Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister with a lifetime of court battles under his belt, should be barred from holding political office for two years following a conviction for tax fraud. The court was ordered by the Italian Supreme Court to determine the length of the political ban in connection with the ...
Is it Organic? Trust the farmer or a Third Party?
2013 11 05
"Is it organic? You may not be getting what you’re paying for" Mischa Popoff, author of Is It Organic? is a certified organic inspector and has been blowing the whistle on the hidden deceptions and failures within the ’organic foods’ industry. Sometimes the best of intentions is all you’re getting when you pay for ’organic’ labelled foods. Mischa has some good points ...
Egyptologist finds evidence that ‘King Tut’ spontaneously combusted
2013 11 04
Though the famed Egyptian pharaoh King Tutankhamun died more than 3,300 years ago, the mystery surrounding his death and mummification continues to haunt scientists. Now, British researchers believe they’ve found evidence explaining how the boy king died and, in the process, made a shocking discovery: After King Tut was sealed in his tomb in 1323 B.C., his mummified body caught fire ...
CIA made doctors torture suspected terrorists after 9/11, taskforce finds
2013 11 04
Doctors were asked to torture detainees for intelligence gathering, and unethical practices continue, review concludes Doctors and psychologists working for the US military violated the ethical codes of their profession under instruction from the defence department and the CIA to become involved in the torture and degrading treatment of suspected terrorists, an investigation has concluded. The report of the Taskforce on Preserving ...
Woman suffering from face blindness can’t recognize own reflection
2013 11 04
Tara Fall wakes up in the morning and doesn’t recognize the woman staring back at her in the mirror. The 38-year-old mother-of-two has prosopagnosia, or face blindness, which means even her closest family and friends look like strangers. About 10 and a half years ago, Fall suffered a stroke while undergoing surgery for her seizures. The right hemisphere of her brain was ...
Mystery surrounds discovery of art trove stolen by Nazis
2013 11 04
The discovery in a rubbish-strewn flat in Germany of nearly 1,500 paintings including works by Picasso and Matisse looted by the Nazis sparked urgent calls Monday to hunt for their rightful owners. The shock find, valued at an estimated one billion euros ($1.3 billion dollars), was reported Sunday by news weekly Focus. Authorities repeatedly declined to comment on the trove apparently ...
We’re About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It
2013 11 04
Net neutrality is a dead man walking. The execution date isn’t set, but it could be days, or months (at best). And since net neutrality is the principle forbidding huge telecommunications companies from treating users, websites, or apps differently — say, by letting some work better than others over their pipes — the dead man walking isn’t some abstract or ...
Defense of the Ego
2013 11 04
The ego is a much maligned aspect of our selves. The ego has been the target of the best and worst intentioned of individuals and groups. On one hand we have governments and organizations that insist on ego annihilation and subjugation of individual will for the "good of the state" or some other group. Because the ego ...
28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima
2013 11 04
The map below comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated. As you will notice, this is particularly true along the west coast of the United States. Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. That ...
"Merging Man And Machine": BioHacker Implants Huge Computer Chip in Arm, Transmits Wirelessly
2013 11 04
Biohacker and transhumanist Tim Cannon is the first human to implant a chip that transmits bioemtric data to an Android device. (Gross images follow) In a call for immortality, Cannon says : “The human body is really failing in almost every way,” Cannon says. “I want to live to be thousands of years old. I don’t want to die. I don’t know ...
Confirmed: NSA has broken into Google, Yahoo data centers and now monitors all web searches, Gmail
2013 11 01
If the reports earlier this summer detailing how the National Security Agency monitors all data passing through the nation’s internet service providers and tech companies was a little too much to digest or accept, that’s understandable. After all, this is America, right? And the NSA isn’t supposed to be spying on Americans. Only, it does, as a new report proves beyond any ...
Listen to a Performance from the Western World’s Oldest Surviving Song
2013 11 01
This is the Seikilos Column. It’s a marble tombstone from the first or second century A.D. A railroad engineer found it 1883 in Tralleis, Turkey. He sliced off the bottom so that his wife could use it as a flower display. Fortunately, the damage did not destroy the essential parts of this archaeological wonder. The Seikilos Column has an inscription ...
Belgium considers euthanasia law for terminally ill children
2013 11 01
The Belgium government, considered the pioneer of euthanasia laws, is contemplating a new law that would allow terminally ill children the right to die. It would also offer that same right to dementia-diagnosed adults. An unprecedented law, if passed Belgium would be the only country that would allow children to be euthanized, a country that lists euthanasia as a medical therapy. ...
Obama stops NSA spying on IMF and World Bank
2013 11 01
Redirecting the ’All Seeing Eye’ of the National Security Agency is evidently easily and quickly done when it comes to global banking, big money interests, and control. Obama has stopped the NSA from spying on the IMF and World Bank, because apparently global finance has nothing to do with ’national security’ unlike our emails and phone calls! More from Blacklisted News... --- Obama stops ...
Get ready to get taxed for the miles you drive, “Black Box” in car will relay info to the government
2013 11 01
Forget the freedom of the “open road.” Soon every mile one drives may be relayed back to government tax collectors. I pray that your commute isn’t too long. It’s not like you pay copious gasoline taxes already or anything. No, the little digital spy in your car will determine how much you owe above and beyond your Income taxes, payroll ...
Is it a boy or a girl? Germany allows babies to be neither
2013 11 01
Germany on Friday became the first European country to allow babies born with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female, but advocates called for broader reforms. Under the new legislation, the entry for gender can be left blank on birth certificates, effectively creating a category for indeterminate sex in the public register. But activists promoting the rights ...
In some cases, U.S. spying ’has reached too far’ - Secretary of State
2013 11 01
US Secretary of State John Kerry conceded Thursday that some US data surveillance has gone "too far." In remarks via teleconference to an "open government" summit in London, Kerry defended espionage as necessary in the fight against terrorism but conceded restraint was necessary. Kerry indicated that the revelations of widespread snooping by the National Security Administration (NSA) through leaks by former government ...
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