Saturday, July 26, 2014

Monkey Virus Conspiracy: Tonight's Coast to Coast

This will surely prove to be interesting -- and frightening. Tonight's Coast to Coast, guest Ed Haslam, discussing the murder of Dr. Mary Sherman in context of her research.Monkey Virus Conspiracy - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

Friday, July 18, 2014

Activist Post: U.S. Military Seeks To Brain Scan Troops For "Signs of Potential Betrayal"

From the Activist Post: U.S. Military Seeks To Brain Scan Troops For "Signs of Potential Betrayal":



"… Defense One, which cites the inside killing of "several troops in recent years." But a former Army counterintelligence agent sees the opportunity to apply new technology that presumably can screen people for mal-intent. The system is called HandShake:
Here’s how the HandShake system works: A U.S. soldier would take, say, an Iraqi officer and outfit the subject with a special helmet that can pick up both electromagnetic signals (EEG) and perform functional near-infrared imaging (fNIRs) which images blood flow changes in the brain. The soldier would put the subject through a battery of tests including image recognition. Most of the pictures in the tests would be benign, but a few would contain scenes that a potential insider threat would remember, possibly including faces, locations or even bomb parts. The key is to select these images very, very carefully to cut down on the potential false positives.

Friday, July 11, 2014

CDC Shuts 2 Labs After Another Dangerous Gaffe - New one involves dangerous strain of bird flu

Hello? Anyone awake? Anyone?

CDC Shuts 2 Labs After Another Dangerous Gaffe - New one involves dangerous strain of bird flu: (NEWSER) – Another day, another report of a potentially deadly lab mistake by the CDC. The latest one, involving bird flu, has prompted CDC chief Tom Frieden to shut down two research labs temporarily and to halt the shipment of risky germs, reports AP. The bird flu mistake actually happened in May but didn't get reported to senior CDC officials until this week. It seems a CDC lab contaminated a sample of relatively harmless H9N2 bird flu with the far more dangerous H5N1 strain before shipping it out to an Agriculture Department lab, reports the New York Times. The second lab realized the mistake quickly, and officials don't think anybody got contaminated.
But it gets worse.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Man Faces Jail Time For Installing Wind Turbine on Own Property | The Free Thought Project



 Citizen in trouble for doing the right thing energy wise. Our government should be rewarding people who do things like this, not threading them with jail:

Man Faces Jail Time For Installing Wind Turbine on Own Property | The Free Thought Project: A Minnesota man is risking jail time by refusing to remove a wind turbine from his property. The local government and a few nosy neighbors have been disputing the construction of this turbine for over 4 years, since it was built in 2010.

Jay Nygard actually owns a company called Go Green Energy, which sells wind turbines in other areas of Minnesota, but he isn’t able to do so in Orono where he lives because of permit and licensing laws. These are the same laws that are preventing Nygard from building on his own property.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Facebook's Social Experiments

"You Consented to Facebook’s Social Experiment - ABC News: Here’s the line in the policy that Facebook says allowed it to manipulate the feeds without telling users before, during or after the study took place for a week in January of 2012:

“[I]n addition to helping people see and find things that you do and share, we may use the information we receive about you…for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.”

This is where the “ethical conundrum” begins, said bioethicist and lawyer Leslie Meltzer Henry, who works at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the University of Maryland Carey School of Law."
Indeed. We scroll impatiently on TOS and such and then click. And know in the back of our minds that we are being watched and monitored and tweaked with. No surprise here but still, it does bring a chill.



And, in recent days I've noticed a plethora of FB posts that ask: (paraphrasing) "How smart are you? Bet you can't name a city that doesn't have an A in it," or, "If you think you're so smart, think of a word that begins with A and ends in E" and, "You probably can't think of any names what begin with Z (or have Z in them, some such…) "



Of course one can't help but wonder if this isn't some more FB backed social investigation into the minds of the hoi polloi. How many people will mindlessly click on Like, Share, and most of all, argue (as many have done) that of course there are names that have Z and there are city names with A in them.



What does this mean? Just more evidence of in your face data collecting, spying, the arrogance of corporations taking great advantage of our need to enjoy ourselves at their expense, and so on. The usual.




Facebook's Social Experiments

"You Consented to Facebook’s Social Experiment - ABC News: Here’s the line in the policy that Facebook says allowed it to manipulate the feeds without telling users before, during or after the study took place for a week in January of 2012:

“[I]n addition to helping people see and find things that you do and share, we may use the information we receive about you…for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.”

This is where the “ethical conundrum” begins, said bioethicist and lawyer Leslie Meltzer Henry, who works at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the University of Maryland Carey School of Law."
Indeed. We scroll impatiently on TOS and such and then click. And know in the back of our minds that we are being watched and monitored and tweaked with. No surprise here but still, it does bring a chill.



And, in recent days I've noticed a plethora of FB posts that ask: (paraphrasing) "How smart are you? Bet you can't name a city that doesn't have an A in it," or, "If you think you're so smart, think of a word that begins with A and ends in E" and, "You probably can't think of any names what begin with Z (or have Z in them, some such…) "



Of course one can't help but wonder if this isn't some more FB backed social investigation into the minds of the hoi polloi. How many people will mindlessly click on Like, Share, and most of all, argue (as many have done) that of course there are names that have Z and there are city names with A in them.



What does this mean? Just more evidence of in your face data collecting, spying, the arrogance of corporations taking great advantage of our need to enjoy ourselves at their expense, and so on. The usual.