Live Science – by Owen Jarus

Throughout the course of history, disease outbreaks have ravaged humanity, sometimes changing the course of history and, at times, signaling the end of entire civilizations. Here are 20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics, dating from prehistoric to modern times. Continue reading “20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics in history”

International Business Times – by Inigo Monzon

NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has detected a total of five asteroids that are expected to approach Earth this weekend. According to the data collected by CNEOS, two of the approaching asteroids are big enough to destroy entire cities during an impact event on Earth. Continue reading “NASA: 5 Asteroids Including 2 City-Killer NEOs Approaching Earth This Weekend”

Free Press

Berlin: A German provincial Finance minister, who was reportedly worried about the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, has been found dead, having allegedly committed suicide, reports said on Sunday. Continue reading “Provincial German Finance Minister Thomas Schafer allegedly commits suicide amid COVID-19 outbreak”

AP

KLAMATH, Calif. (AP) — The second-largest river in California has sustained Native American tribes with plentiful salmon for millennia, provided upstream farmers with irrigation water for generations and served as a haven for retirees who built dream homes along its banks. Continue reading “Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water”

Off the Grid News

Big government’s plans to modernize electricity by creating a smart grid appear to be a recipe for disaster. Consequently, a grid such as this would be more vulnerable to hacking and sabotage.

A smart grid will be more prone to failure because it relies on the cloud – a fragile and complex network of data centers. Therefore, it would be more likely to suffer blackouts than the traditional system.  Continue reading “The Danger From The Smart Grid That No One Is Talking About”

Business Insider – by Rob Price

An explosive trove of nearly 4,000 pages of confidential internal Facebook documents has been made public, shedding unprecedented light on the inner workings of the Silicon Valley social-networking giant.

On Wednesday, the investigative reporter Duncan Campbell released a vast swathe of internal emails, reports, and other sensitive documents from the early 2010s that detail Facebook’s internal approach to privacy and how it worked with app developers and handled their access to user data.  Continue reading “Facebook fought to keep a trove of thousands of explosive internal documents and emails secret. They were just published online in full.”

Mann Packing

Salinas, CA. – November 3, 2019 – Mann Packing Co., Inc. (Mann) announced today the voluntary recall of a series of vegetable products sold to select retailers in the United States and Canada. The voluntary recall is a response to a notification by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, public health officials have not reported any illness associated with these products.  Continue reading “Mann Packing Co., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Vegetable Products Sold in the United States and Canada Due to Potential Health Risks”

The Daily Sheeple – by Sean Walton

The United States Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost released data regarding the number of gang members apprehended by her men and women in her agency during the 2019 fiscal year through August. According to Provost, BP has arrested at least 445 individuals from the notorious Mara Salvatruchaa gang.

“This fiscal year through August, Border Patrol agents have encountered & arrested 933 criminal gang members. Some smuggling, some being smuggled, some sneaking in, and some already here,” Provost tweeted.  Continue reading “Border Patrol Has Arrested More Than 400 MS-13 Gang Members So Far This Year”