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Mar 01 07:30

A Homeland "Security Blanket" for the Defense Industry: The Flawed Nuke Detection Program

Though production lines at the fear factory are still in overdrive, the Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) are scrapping plans for a new generation of "high-tech detectors for screening vehicles and cargo, saying they cost too much and do not work as effectively as security officials once maintained," The Washington Post reported.

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Feb 27 10:02

Apple admits child labour was used to build iPods and iPhones in Chinese factories

Technology giant Apple has admitted that child labour has been employed at some of the factories that build its iPods, computers and mobile phones.

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Feb 26 12:39

Bribes Let Tomato Vendor Sell Tainted Food

Robert Watson, a top ingredient buyer for Kraft Foods, needed $20,000 to pay his taxes. So he called a broker for a California tomato processor that for years had been paying him bribes to get its products into Kraft’s plants. The scheme involved millions of pounds of tomato products with high levels of mold or other defects, the case has raised serious questions about how well food manufacturers safeguard the quality of their ingredients.

Feb 26 02:43

How Prime Minister Hotoyama Can Stop The "Japan Bashing"

The Japanese central bank (BOJ) presently holds more than $1 trillion US Treasurys and dollar-backed assets. PM Hatoyama should announce that USTs will be liquidated incrementally at 5 percent per week until the balance is zero.

The government should warn that it will temporarily close Toyota plants now operating in the United States at a pace of one per month.

There should be a thorough review of import tariff policy, with the prospect of raising tariffs on US imports by 30 to 50 percent.

US nationals working in Japan should be required to update their Visas on a monthly basis pending resolution of the Toyota controversy.

New regulations and taxes should be targeted at US industries and financial institutions operating in Japan.

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Feb 18 09:11

Big Pharma researcher admits to faking dozens of research studies for Pfizer, Merck

Now being reported across the mainstream media is the fact that Dr. Reuben accepted a $75,000 grant from Pfizer to study Celebrex in 2005. His research, which was published in a medical journal, has since been quoted by hundreds of other doctors and researchers as "proof" that Celebrex helped reduce pain during post-surgical recovery. There's only one problem with all this: No patients were ever enrolled in the study!

Dr. Scott Reuben, it turns out, faked the entire study and got it published anyway.

But it's the GUN OWNERS we should really worry about.

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Feb 14 16:48

The girl whose hair fell out in handfuls when she tried her new Pantene shampoo

The advert shows TV presenter Myleene Klass playing the piano with her immaculate hair shimmering from root to tip. It is a display that convinced Sophie Peppercorn to try Pantene for the first time.

So she bought one of the shampoos which promised 'healthy looking hair in ten days' and could hardly wait to see the results.

But the 19-year- old administration assistant was left distraught the first time she used the shampoo when clumps of hair came out in the shower, leaving her with bald patches.

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When Miss Peppercorn, from Peterborough, called the Pantene helpline to complain she was offered a £5 Pantene voucher in compensation.

Feb 14 03:42

Cash4Gold: A King Among Predators

If you want to get an idea of how they operate, all it takes is a quick glance at ComplaintsBoard.com, where 234 unique commentaries have been dedicated to Cash4Gold.

Most of the complaints center around shockingly low offers. Many potential clients sent in gold worth hundreds of dollars, only to be offered pennies on the dollar. One poor guy even claimed he sent in seemingly valuable jewelry, only to get a check for six cents!

Feb 13 17:51

TSA in Philly Must Stand for Truly Stupid A******s

Original post by Dave Lindorff, at
The Public Record

So there you have it. Cut your hair in Philadelphia and to the alert agents of the TSA and the equally alert Philadelphia Police you are a potentially radicalized terrorist. (Geez, and I already went through that garbage back in the ‘60s, when my long hair used to routinely get me harassed by police. So I guess it’s “long hair and beard = Commie” and “short hair and beard = Jihadi”). Carry language flash cards, or perhaps a book with an incindiary title, and you’re a potential terrorist. Get the wrong TSA agent, and you may even end up having some terribly incriminating substance planted in your bag. And try to prove misbehavior or worse by the TSA and they’ll casually destroy the evidence....

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Feb 05 07:23

Toxic Sludge is Good for You: Bribery, Indentured Science & PR

Greg Kester, Natalie Sierra and Liz Ostoich, along with municipal governments across the U.S. in need desperately of getting rid of the noxious stuff called sewage sludge, want Americans to believe that that toxic brew is good for you. Specifically, these operators are waging a massive PR campaign to get farmers and gardeners, including school gardens, to “fertilize” their veggies with sewage sludge. Their campaign would have us believe that the chemicals in sewage sludge—thousands of them present in every degree of hazardous and toxic combination—are somehow magically gone from sewage sludge once you “apply” it to your garden.

Feb 05 07:16

Is basic American telephone service in a death spiral?

Now, in a recent filing at the FCC, AT&T has stated that it wants to put to an end the public switched telephone networks system, to “transition” them out of service. AT&T is asking the FCC to set a firm deadline to “sunset” the PSTN. AT&T claims the “plain old telephone service,” known in the industry as “POTS,” and the legacy utilities are “diverting critically needed funds that could be used for broadband deployment.”

Feb 05 07:04

Nearly 17,000 chemicals remain corporate secrets – even the EPA doesn't know what they are

The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires that manufacturers of products containing potentially toxic chemicals disclose their ingredients to the federal government, however a loophole in the requirement allows manufacturers to arbitrarily withhold information that they deem sensitive to their business. As a result, over 17,000 product chemicals remain secret not only from the public but from government officials.

Feb 04 17:34

Thousands of Australians up for 'nude' airport scanners

Despite privacy concerns, figures show tens of thousands of curious Australians volunteered for controversial 'nude' security scanners during trials at the nation's airports.

Feb 04 09:36

Battle for the Soul of Organic Dairy Farmers Goes on Behind the Scenes

There is a battle going on in the White House for the very soul of the organic dairy movement - and possibly over the future of small family-operated dairy farms - and you don't even know it. I'd like to think that I'm overstating things but no.

And guess who has been lobbying hard to "sway the Obama administration," according to the Organic Consumers Association? None other than Aurora Dairy (whose chairman Mark Retzloff and his wife, Theresa, contributed $4,600 to the 2008 presidential campaign of Thomas Vilsack, the current head of the USDA, according to Campaignmoney.com) "That level of donor historically buys access," said Kastel.

Feb 03 08:25

Why Didn't the Nanny State Protect Us From Toyota?

As we libertarians have been pointing out for decades, the paternalistic state is nothing more than a big fraud and sham, one designed to convince people to fund a gigantic, bureaucratic, parasitic state that will keep them safe from the vicissitudes of life. Yet, as people once again learn, all those beloved regulations and regulators don’t keep people safe at all. Bad things continue to happen in life, as they always will. The nanny society can’t stop that.

Feb 01 08:29

Spying on Americans: A Multibillion Bonanza for the Telecoms

Chillingly, Walker asserted that "a citizen may not gain standing by claiming a right to have the government follow the law." This pitiful summary judgement merely affirms the obvious: America is a lawless state where neither citizens nor "co-equal" branches of government, Congress and the Courts, can challenge the quintessentially political decisions made in secret by the Executive Branch.

Jan 30 09:01

Bank Sues Victim To Avoid Replacing $200k In Stolen Funds

What constitutes adequate security for a bank? PlainsCapital Bank in Lubbock, Texas says what it currently has is enough, and if after all that some crooks still manage to steal your money, it's not the bank's fault. The bank has preemptively sued a business customer, Hillary Machinery, to absolve itself from any liability on what it couldn't get back from the more than $800,000 that was stolen by foreign hackers last November.

Jan 29 23:14

Magic Wand Bomb Detector Is A Fraud, Probably Killed Hundreds

Jim McCormick promised his ADE-651 wand could identify anything, including bombs, simply by waving it around with the right RFID card inside. Yeah, totally fake, and now he’s in prison. Too bad Iraq already spent $US85 million on the devices.

Jan 27 13:56

Faulty gas pedal involved in Toyota recall manufactured at Ontario plant

The faulty gas pedal involved in a massive recall and sales suspension of eight popular Toyota models in North America was built in Ontario.

The supplier is Indiana-based CTS Corp. and the problem part was manufactured at its plant in Mississauga, just west of Toronto. CTS did not immediately return requests for comment today.

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Hey, don't blame Toyota. It's the cheap local crap that's responsible.

Jan 26 10:16

My U.S. Credit Card Was Deactivated After I Sent $20 to Wikileaks

Wikileaks is down for fund raising. I sent them $20 using my U.S. credit card.

The next day, Bank of America’s Magic 8 Ball deactivated my account

Jan 24 09:32

Local helicopter pilot trying to help people in Haiti, needs help getting off of the ground

But Eifler cannot find any insurance carrier to cover the hull of the aircraft. He could fly from Louisville to Miami and to the Bahamas, but that's where the coverage stops.

Jan 22 09:31

Millions Against Monsanto Campaign

Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Saskatchewan Canada, whose Canola fields were contaminated with Monsanto's genetically engineered Round-Up Ready Canola by pollen from a nearby farm. Monsanto says it doesn't matter how the contamination took place, and is therefore demanding Schmeiser pay their Technology Fee (the fee farmers must pay to grow Monsanto's genetically engineered products). According to Schmeiser, "I never had anything to do with Monsanto, outside of buying chemicals. I never signed a contract.

If I would go to St. Louis (Monsanto Headquarters) and contaminate their plots - destroy what they have worked on for 40 years - I think I would be put in jail and the key thrown away."

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We have seen companies like Monsanto actually take farms away from their owners for "Patent Infringement" because wind and insects carried pollen from GM crops onto the farmer's fields without his knowledge and permission.

At present such abusive lawsuits have been stopped and Monsanto is "settling" for extorting a technology fee from farmers whose lands are contaminated by Monsanto's products.

With yesterday's US Supreme Court decision, companies like Monsanto are free to spend however much money they want to to put legislators in place who will support this land theft policy, and block and and all efforts to independently analyze the safety of GM technology or to label food products that have GM content.

Remember, as of now, the available scientific evidence coming from Europe is that GM crops produce lower crop yields, create toxic organ failure in animals fed on the crops, and that the pests and weeds the designer genes are intended to block are already evolving to adapt to the GM crops. In other words, GM is now all downside and no upside.

GM is just the latest scam form the same political-science complex that brought you human caused global warming, and the when-pigs-fly flu!

Jan 22 08:18

Naked airport scanner catches cellphone, misses bomb components

Check out this German TV clip highlighting the failure of the new, privacy-violating full-nude scanners going in at an airport near you.
Jan 22 08:05

Useless bomb detector sold worldwide risks lives

A BBC Newsnight investigation has found that a so-called "bomb detector", thousands of which have been sold to Iraq, cannot possibly work.

Leading explosives expert Sidney Alford told Newsnight the sale of the ADE-651 was "absolutely immoral".

"This type of equipment does not work," he said. "I wouldn't mind betting that lives have been lost as a consequence."

Jan 21 09:28

TV cash-for-gold firms 'offer fraction of true value'

Companies offering cash for gold jewellery in a recent flurry of TV adverts are paying a fraction of the items' true worth.

The firms, which have latched on to increases in the price of gold, are 'shockingly bad value', according to consumer group Which?

Three pieces of new jewellery purchased by Which? for a total of £729 drew offers from the firms of as little as £38.57 for the lot.

One company refused to return a £399 necklace free of charge, as promised, on the inaccurate pretext that it was not gold at all.

Jan 17 12:44

Italy to Require Anyone Who Uploads Video to the Internet to Obtain Government Authorization

New rules to be introduced by government decree will require people who upload videos onto the Internet to obtain authorization from the Communications Ministry similar to that required by television broadcasters, drastically reducing freedom to communicate over the Web, opposition lawmakers have warned.

Jan 16 09:07

Reliable car manufactures

I have been sent a very interesting article from the BBC website that gives a list of MOT failure rates across the UK in 2008 for cars first used in 2004. The figures give average MOT failure rates for individual models of cars and small vans, as well as breaking them down by year of manufacture.

VOSA has had an increased amount of pressure placed on them over the last 18 months to release this data so that used car and van buyers can see which cars are statistically more likely to fail an MOT later in life. The VOSA revealed 1,200 pages of detailed statistics on MOT failures following a freedom of information request made by the BBC in July 2008.

Jan 15 10:55

Johnson&Johnson recalls more Tylenol lots and some Motrin caplets due to mouldyodour

Johnson&Johnson expanded a recall of over-the-counter medications Friday, the second time it has done so in less than a month because of a mouldy smell that has made users sick.

Johnson&Johnson says the smell is caused by small amounts of a chemical associated with the treatment of wooden pallets.

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How did the chemical get into securely sealed product containers?
Methinks there is an 800 pound rat in the room.

Jan 15 08:58

Insane air board's new role: Tire Nazis

Too much. CARB is interpeting AB 32 in such absurdly broad fashion it wants to deputize the state's auto boards to bully all vehicle owners. It's too much for Brian Stiver, director of the state Department of Consumer Affairs, and Sherry Mehl, chief of the state Bureau of Auto Repairs:

Unless (Automotive Service Providers) offer the (tire check/inflation) service for free to the consumer and the consumer accepts it, the regulation would have the effect of either forcing the ASPs to check tires without the consent of the consumer in violation of the ... Automotive Repair Act, or force ASPs to refuse to provide any repair services at all to the consumer. These are legally untenable options ...

Jan 15 02:16

The 10 Most Successful Potheads on the Planet… Cool Enough to Admit It

In a recent piece we published on pot farms, a debate erupted in the comments section, with some arguing that if you smoke pot, you’ll be poor, gay, and “washing dishes until you’re dead.”

Where these stereotypes originated remains a mystery to us. In reality, they couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only have 42% of Americans admitted to trying pot, but pot smokers have gone on to become some of the most successful people in our society. We’re not talking about Willie Nelson and Snoop. These guys are on the Forbes 500, they’re leading the free world, and they prove that all existing pothead stereotypes are nothing more than myths.

Jan 12 10:46

Reporter breaks an 'unbreakable' mobile phone at CES

Reporter Dan Simmons from the BBC's technology show Click managed to break a mobile phone marketed as "unbreakable", during a demonstration at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Jan 11 08:22

Did Court Deal Fatal Blow to Tasers for Police?

In what is being heralded as a landmark decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently declared that police officers could be held liable for using a Taser without proper cause. And in making their determination, the court also set new legal parameters on how law enforcement is to use Tasers, stating, "The objective facts must indicate that the suspect poses an immediate threat to the officer or a member of the public." The federal finding substantially changes the landscape of Taser usage, and may signal the end of Tasers for law enforcement agencies who are now more vulnerable to civil and criminal action then ever before.

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Jan 09 16:50

The Effects Of Genetically Modified Foods On Animal Health

The Committee of Research and Information on Genetic Engineering (CRIIGEN) and Universities of Caen and Rouen studied Monsanto’s 90-day feeding trials data of insecticide producing Mon 810, Mon 863 and Roundup® herbicide absorbing NK 603 varieties of GM maize.

The data “clearly underlines adverse impacts on kidneys and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, as well as different levels of damages to heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system,” reported Gilles-Eric Séralini, a molecular biologist at the University of Caen.

Jan 08 11:44

Before you take that antidepressant, visit this web site

Of course, there have always been murders, suicides, postpartum depression and veteran despondency. But parents killing children, children killing children, children killing parents and people killing their whole families wasn’t news-as-usual before SSRIs appeared in 1988, say anti-SSRI advocates.

“There are two cases of women who stabbed a man close to 200 times and a case of a man who stabbed his wife over 100 times and then went next door to the neighbor’s house and stabbed the neighbor’s furniture about 500 times,” says Henderson, a retired teacher who lives in Texas. “There is also a case of a woman close to 80-years-old who stabbed her husband 56 times and then stabbed herself to death. This kind of energy, rage and insanity was not seen before SSRIs.”

Jan 07 20:39

Thirsty? Bacteria linked to feces found on soda fountains

If you're chugging a soda from a fast food joint, you may want to put it down and read this.

A team of microbiologists from Hollins University found that 48% of the sodas they tested from fast food soda fountains had coliform bacteria, according to Tom Laskawy, a media and technology professional and blogger for grist.org.

Coliform is typically fecal in origin.

On top of that, the study found that most of the bacteria were resistant to antibiotics.

Jan 06 13:50

S. 510: A New Attack on Small Farms

Read the bill & take action here:
http://bytestyle.tv/node/217

Please help spread the word!

Jan 06 13:35

Ottawa ordered scanners months ago

Our (prorogued) Fed gov't in Canada protecting our rights and freedoms. Sheesh!

And, at the time of posting to whr, according to the CBC, 62% are still willing to fly. Here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourview/2010/01/body-scanners-coming-to-canada...

A lot of effing dumbass Canadians.

Jan 05 19:27

Google Nexus One early termination fee could reach $550

Buyers beware: people who choose the subsidized new Google Nexus One phone with a T-Mobile contract will get hit with US$550 in early termination fees if they cancel their service in under four months.

Jan 05 06:50

US overhauls terror watchlists

The United States has overhauled its terror watchlists after the attempted Christmas Day bombing of an airliner which has led President Barack Obama to order a widespread review of security measures.

Jan 01 19:20

Happy New Year! Here's an Idea TO FIGHT BACK... is it sound?

This may seem radical - but it is certainly peaceful. Just some food for thought.

As far as the specifics - bring the ideas on and let's see what we can do together.

Dec 30 08:59

Toxic Burden: Women Put 515 Chemicals on Their Faces Every Day

Aside from aluminum, many of these products contain other harmful ingredients like synthetic dyes, fragrances, and parabens. When applied continually, the many beauty products that women use are exposing them to wide range of carcinogens.
The perpetual advent of new and innovative beauty products has led to a massive increase in product usage over the years.

What was once a basic cleansing protocol has turned into a lifestyle of trying the latest and greatest products in an effort to maintain youthful beauty. As a result, women are exposed to more toxic carcinogens from beauty products than ever.

An Environmental Working Group (EWG) study from 2006 found that less than one percent of all cosmetic products are made from ingredients that have all undergone safety assessments.

Dec 30 08:54

FDA approves Crestor for people who have no health problem to correct

Selling drugs only to people who are sick is, by definition, a limited market. Expanding drug revenues requires reaching people who have nothing wrong with them and convincing them that taking a cocktail of daily pharmaceuticals will somehow keep them healthy.

All this is, of course, the greatest quackery we've yet seen from Big Pharma, because once this floodgate of "preventive pharmaceuticals" is unleashed, the drug companies will be positioned to promote a bewildering array of other preventive chemicals you're supposed to take at the same time. Did you take your anti-cancer pill today? How about your anti-diabetes pill? Anti-cholesterol pill? Don't forget your anti-Alzheimer's pill, too.

Dec 30 06:29

Car dealers want to keep buyers of dying brands

This Christmas and New Year, the auto industry is worried about the orphans.

There are about 3 million of them: Customers who either lost their dealer because of closings in 2009 or whose current car brand is going out of business.

GM is killing the Pontiac, Saab and Saturn brands. Its Hummer brand will likely be sold to a Chinese company. That leaves Pontiac, Saab and Saturn customers needing a new place to service their cars.

Dec 28 04:13

More herbicide use reported on genetically modified crops

A report has found that farmers are using more herbicides on genetically engineered soybeans, corn, and cotton because of resistant weeds.

Dec 22 12:03

Health Canada seeks input on adding anti-cancer drug to junk food.

Ottawa wants to know what you think about its unusual proposal to put a cancer-fighting drug into junk food.

Health Canada is inviting public comments until February 21 on its idea to have small amounts of the enzyme asparaginase put into foods like potato chips and french fries. On its website, Health Canada says its scientists have finished a detailed safety assessment on the enzyme and haven't found any health or safety concerns.

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Make the politicians families consume it for 5 years as a test. If it is really that safe, they should have no complaints.

Dec 21 04:21

Cable Con

I got a letter today from my cable provider, asking me to subscribe to their telephone service. For only $15.99, per month!
sounds like a great deal right ?
Ya it is a great deal for them!
Considering Skype gives me the same service for $3 dollars a month! all cable telephone uses the same VOIP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_over_Internet_Protocol
but that is not the point of this article.

because the letter goes on to say over 2 million people have already switched! that's right 2 million people!
so lets see
2 million
times
$15.99
equals
$32,000,000
PER MONTH
For them to do virtually nothing, other then tell their computers to turn you on! because the cable lines already go to your house!

Dec 17 03:38

Fox News Covers Mass Drugging of Society with Lithium

“Lithium in the Water Supply: America has been adding fluoride to its public water supplies for decades to help prevent reduce tooth decay. Now researchers from Japan suggests expanding the list to lithium,” is how how Fox News 9 describes the segment.
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Adding fluoride and lithium to drinking water is an effective way to subdue and narcotize the population, especially during times of social and political upheaval.

Dec 16 16:48

The Truth About Tamiflu

Now it looks as if our concerns were correct, and the nation may have put more than a billion dollars into the medical equivalent of a mirage. This week, the British medical journal BMJ published a multi-part investigation that confirms that the scientific evidence just isn’t there to show that Tamiflu prevents serious complications, hospitalization, or death in people that have the flu. The BMJ goes further to suggest that Roche, the Swiss company that manufactures and markets Tamiflu, may have misled governments and physicians. In its defense, Roche stated that the company “has never concealed (or had the intention to conceal) any pertinent data.

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Dec 16 07:40

Story Of Stuff: A Must Watch Video

Consumerism in the U.S. was and is intentionally created to subjugate us and enrich the Corporations.Simple and easily understood explanation of the entire process.

Dec 13 14:38

Over 300 Pollutants in U.S. Tap Water

Since 2004, testing by water utilities has found 316 pollutants in the tap water Americans drink, according to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) drinking water quality analysis of almost 20 million records obtained from state water officials.

More than half of the chemicals detected are not subject to health or safety regulations and can legally be present in any amount. The federal government does have health guidelines for others, but 49 of these contaminants have been found in one place or another at levels above those guidelines, polluting the tap water for 53.6 million Americans. The government has not set a single new drinking water standard since 2001.

Dec 13 08:37

US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine

On April 22, 2009, the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported that in 2006 more money was spent on treating mental disorders in children aged 0 to 17 than for any other medical condition, with a total of $8.9 billion. By comparison, the cost of treating trauma-related disorders, including fractures, sprains, burns, and other physical injuries, was only $6.1 billion.

In 2008, psychiatric drug makers had overall sales in the US of $14.6 billion from antipsychotics, $9.6 billion off antidepressants, $11.3 billion from antiseizure drugs and $4.8 billion in sales of ADHD drugs, for a grand total of $40.3 billion.

Dec 13 08:28

Poor Children Four Times More Likely to Get Antipsychotics

New federally financed drug research reveals a stark disparity: children covered by Medicaid are given powerful antipsychotic medicines at a rate four times higher than children whose parents have private insurance. And the Medicaid children are more likely to receive the drugs for less severe conditions than their middle-class counterparts, the data shows.

Dec 12 13:27

Petition for the Determination of Nonregulated Status for Roundup RReady2Yield™ Soybean MON 89788

By submitting this information, Monsanto does not authorize its release to any third party. In the event the USDA receives a Freedom of Information Act request, pursuant to 5 U.S.C., § 552, and 7 CFR Part 1, covering all or some of this information, Monsanto expects that, in advance of the release of the document(s), USDA will provide Monsanto with a copy of the material proposed to be released and the opportunity to object to the release of any information based on appropriate legal grounds, e.g. responsiveness, confidentiality, and/or competitive concerns. Monsanto understands that a copy of this information may be made available to the public in a reading room and by individual request, as part of a public comment period.

Dec 11 14:02

Google Sues to Stop Work-From-Home Scams

"At the heart of the scheme is a false representation that consumers can participate in a Google-sponsored program that will allow them to make hundreds of dollars a day working at home performing a simple task that requires no particular experience or qualifications," the search engine giant wrote in a 26-page claim filed in U.S. District Court in Utah.

The lawsuit names Nevada-based Pacific WebWorks and 50 other defendants referred to only as "Does 1 through 50."

Pacific WebWorks did not immediately return calls for comment from ABCNews.com. According to the Google claim, Pacific WebWorks operates a credit card processing site.

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Yes, this is the reason we are having to cancel one of our ad clients.

Dec 10 12:26

How to make a faraday cage wallet - Protect the private info on all your rfid chips.

You already have your tin foil hat, and you're pretty sure no one can find you on the Google. However, there's one detail you may not have thought of, and that's those pesky RFID chips.

RFID tags identifying who and -- gasp! —- where you are can be found in passports, ATM cards, credit cards and some state-issued ID cards. The same technology will possibly even be used in paper money in the near future.

With the right equipment, these chips can be read from afar by data snoops or your friendly government official. A Faraday cage is sufficient for blocking such eavesdropping.

Here's how to hide yourself from both the baddies and The Man.

Dec 07 06:59

Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges

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"Limit our lifestyles????? clearly you have not studied the science which proves that it is POOR people who causes global warming!!!!!"

Dec 06 08:28

FDA Posts Nationwide Recall of Slim Fast Drinks: 10 million cans affected

A nationwide voluntary recall of all Slim-Fast ready-to-drink (RTD) products in cans has been posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to the possibility of contamination with Bacillus cereus, a micro-organism, which may cause diarrhea and possibly nausea and/or vomiting.

Dec 05 09:27

Attention Christmas Shoppers: Top Ten Brands to Boycott

While there are many Israeli and multinational companies that benefit from apartheid, we put together this list to highlight ten specific companies to target. Many of these produce goods in such a way that directly harms Palestinians — exploiting labor, developing technology for military operations, or supplying equipment for illegal settlements. Many are also the targets of boycotts for other reasons, like harming the environment and labor violations.

Dec 04 09:42

Superior man arrested for trespassing on his own land

Jeremy Engelking will appear in Douglas County court this afternoon to face a trespassing charge. But here’s the kicker: The Superior man allegedly trespassed on his own property.

Engelking, 27, aimed to hunt deer Wednesday morning when he noticed a pipeline crew on his land. He hopped on his ATV and told workers they had no right to be on his property because he had received no compensation from Enbridge Energy Partners L.P. for an easement.

Engelking said workers told him he was in an unsafe place and asked him to come to an equipment staging area, where he continued to argue his case.

But just as he was turning to leave, Engelking said an officer from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene and approached with a Taser drawn.

Dec 01 14:18

New ACTA Leak Confirms Major Threat to Internet

The internet is under attack by our very own US Government, working on behalf of corporate interests in the entertainment and content industries. What does this mean for you?

1. You can be banned from the internet, fined and even jailed if a copyright holder ACCUSES you of wrongdoing three times. Whether you violated their copyright or not.

2. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be forced to invest heavily in intrusive monitoring infrastructure. Guess who'll end up covering those costs?

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Nov 30 15:54

"Superfoods" that Everyone Needs to Stay Alive and Healthy

"Superfoods" that Everyone Needs to Stay Alive and Healthy

Experts say dozens of easy-to-find 'superfoods' can help ward off heart disease, cancer, cholesterol, and more.

Imagine a superfood -- not a drug -- powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood. Did we mention that there are no side effects? You'd surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket.

"The effect that diet can have on how you feel today and in the future is astounding," says nutritionist Elizabeth Somer.

Nov 28 12:34

World's strongest' beer with 32% strength.Tactical Nuclear Penguin

He said: "This beer is about pushing the boundaries, it is about taking innovation in beer to a whole new level."
Mr Watt added that a beer such as Tactical Nuclear Penguin should be drunk in "spirit sized measures".
A warning on the label states: "This is an extremely strong beer; it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance. In exactly the same manner that you would enjoy a fine whisky, a Frank Zappa album or a visit from a friendly yet anxious ghost."

Nov 25 22:08

Thankful on Thanksgiving

While many Americans attempt to be thankful for anything in these trying and evil times, I am truly thankful there are people like Mike, who has created this site to fight for truth and decency against the murderous, hateful, worst examples of our species.

As we remember and reflect upon the gratitude we feel for the wonder that is in our lives, and the people whose talent, love, and inspiration guides us, this is for Mike Rivero, a true American hero and a beacon for the world.

Thanks MIke.

Joe

Nov 25 22:08

Thankful on Thanksgiving

While many Americans attempt to be thankful for anything in these trying and evil times, I am truly thankful there are people like Mike, who has created this site to fight for truth and decency against the murderous, hateful, worst examples of our species.

As we remember and reflect upon the gratitude we feel for the wonder that is in our lives, and the people whose talent, love, and inspiration guides us, this is for Mike Rivero, a true American hero and a beacon for the world.

Thanks MIke.

Joe

Nov 20 14:55

The card payments you cannot stop

Cancelling a subscription, for example, may not always be as easy as it looks.

Nov 20 14:51

Procter & Gamble recalls 120,000 Vicks nasal sprays

Procter & Gamble has announced it is recalling 120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinex nasal spray after small traces of bacteria were found in the product.

Bottles shipped to the US, the UK and Germany are being recalled after traces of the B. cepacia bacteria were found at a German plant in Gross Gerau.

The firm said no illnesses had been reported, but the bacteria can affect people with lung problems.

It added that consumers who have the medication should no longer use it.

Nov 20 13:43

Batch of H1N1 vaccine recalled for severe reactions

it's ok to kill or make deadly ill 1 in 100,000 people! but the buck stops at 1 in 20,000 *sarcasm*.. what if it was their kids or loved one that was one of the 1 in 100,000? this rate is why i say you should ONLY get a shot, from a DOCTOR, a pharmacists or another of the non doctors they have dispensing this stuff, can only call an Ambulance, it may be 2 late by then!

OTTAWA – A batch of swine flu vaccine is being pulled back for investigation after it appeared to cause higher rates of severe allergic reactions than other lots.

Nov 20 07:58

another drug does more harm then good

Notice this story says nothing about the patients who legally rely on the drug for pain relief. These results raise greater questions about whether ketamine prescription is wise, though, versus alternatives.

ALSO YOU HAVE TO READ THIS QUOTE IT'S A REAL "HOOT"!
"However, all groups of ketamine users showed evidence of unusual beliefs or mild delusions, such as conspiracy theories, the psychological questionnaires showed."

you all failed to inform me, you were snorting Ketamine, before i started reading WRH and listening to Mike on his radio show!

PS: in case you can not tell! In My last comment i was just being facetious!

Nov 19 08:51

Energy-saving bulbs 'get dimmer'

Energy-efficient light bulbs lose on average 22% of their brightness over their lifetime, a study has found.

In some cases they emit just 60% as much light as traditional models which are being phased out of shops, it says.

Nov 12 15:16

ACTA: Internet Users Guilty Until Proven Innocent

There's much more to this - read more (some of the things I *wish* I had said during the interview) & take action here:
http://bytestyle.tv/node/190

Nov 12 07:07

Blackout: Military Personnel Banned From H1N1 Vaccine Sites

If you want to draw attention to a problem, try hiding it. That's the strategy of several military bases when it comes to the H1N1 vaccine.

Shortly after the Pentagon announced that all Armed Services personnel would soon be facing a mandatory H1N1 vaccination program, I started receiving email from soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors because of a previous story I had written on the anthrax vaccine. Mandatory vaccine programs are a sensitive subject in the military, so it's not a huge surprise that swift and visceral reactions to the program gained speed.

Nov 07 12:32

Obama Puts Monsanto Lobbyist In Charge Of Food Safety

Obama Puts Monsanto Lobbyist In Charge Of Food Safety

Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq.
Organic Consumers Association [1]
Friday, July 24, 2009

Genetically modified foods [2] are not safe [3]. The only reason they’re in our food supply is because government bureaucrats with ties to industry suppressed or manipulated scientific research and deprived consumers of the information they need to make informed choices about whether or not to eat genetically modified foods.

Nov 04 10:08

Newly discovered Safari bug could mean big fees for some iPhone users

The flaw, as discovered by Estonian Apple Site AppleSpot: If the user visits a site which uses Motion-JPEG (most commonly used for security cams and live feeds) in Safari, Safari will continue to gobble up bandwidth even after Safari is closed. Safari is one of the few apps that Apple allows to process in the background, and Motion-JPEG streams appear to continue streaming, even if the stream is in another tab or in the “closed” application.

Oct 31 14:45

Chemical alert as six passengers faint on transatlantic flight to Heathrow

Actually, I have witnessed this issue personally 5 or 6 times in long flights.

I almost fainted several times (and I'm not a weakling sicko), and I decided to go do some research. This is what I have come up with, and I believe to be true in great length:
What happens is this. the cabin gets pressurized by something called "BLEED AIR", which is air that stems from some small inlets located right after the large FAN (front section) of the engines.

Now, normally, air keeps coming in through those inlets, which can be called "fresh air", and the "spent air" is let out of the cabin through valves.
Now, the ZIO SCAMMERS IN CHARGE, have found a way TO SAVE FUEL.

Oct 29 21:13

Different theme same story

i wanted to draw attention to one part of this NY story

Paterson declares swine flu emergency

By: The Associated Press

Thursday, October 29, 2009 3:09 PM EDT
ALBANY -- Gov. David Paterson declared a state of emergency, saying a recent rise in swine flu cases has created a "disaster" and that certain provisions of state law needed to be set aside to get people vaccinated as quickly as possible.

The executive order Thursday means that far more health care professionals -- including dentists, dental hygienists, podiatrists, pharmacists, midwives and physicians assistants -- will be permitted to administer swine flu and seasonal flu vaccines with only brief training.

I see so many problems with this it's NOT funny

Oct 29 12:15

SWINE FLU VACCINE OCT 2009: LICENSED AND UNTESTED

Great article about Swine Flu.

This has been a big week for swine flu vaccines. With the money machine in full swing to get the untested swine flu vaccine out to the public ASAP, it's hard to keep up with the level of deception in mainstream media. But we'll give it a try.

One final important revelation about the AP article, and perhaps the agenda of the Director of the NIH:

"Younger children simply don't have as mature an immune system," Fauci explained. "So a first dose of vaccine against a flu strain they've never experienced acts as an introduction for their immune system, and a booster shortly thereafter revs up that immune response."

Oct 25 19:47

How much profit is fair for prescription drugs?

Research and development costs on patented drugs must be reimbursed. But beyond that, is the sky the limit for the prices on prescription drugs?
Take a look at this mark up list for prescription drugs and see how you feel about it...

Oct 19 10:20

Heads up to all the Canucks out there: Bill C 6 is about to get third reading.

If this bill passes, we can say goodbye to Canada as we know it. Time to fight is now.

Oct 17 18:35

Harper Says Canadian Dollar Strength Is a Concern

This article only proves how stupid the Canadian gov't is. We have a strong dollar v. USD, and that, according to our stupid prime minister is a bad thing. Ergo, the Canadian economy should be as messed up as the US economy.

Give me a break! Stevie boy should move to the US if he loves it that much!

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