Economic Collapse – by Michael Snyder
Talk about a nightmare. It is being reported that criminals were able to hack into Equifax and make off with the credit information of 143 million Americans. We are talking about names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, home addresses and even driver’s license numbers. If this data breach was an earthquake, we would be talking about a magnitude-10.0 on the identity theft scale. We have never seen anything like this before, and to say that this will be “disastrous” for the credit industry would be a massive understatement.
What really disturbed me about this story is that this hack reportedly occurred between “mid-May and July of this year”… Continue reading “The Equifax Hack Is The Most Disastrous Data Breach In History Because Now Hackers Have The Credit Information Of 143 Million Americans”
Town Hall – by Christine Rousselle
Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) attempted to lay blame on the teenage girl he sent illicit photographs and messages to, saying that she told investigators that it was one of her goals to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. Weiner was convicted of transferring obscene material to a minor after his online “relationship” with a 15-year-old girl came to light. When Weiner’s electronic devices were investigated, more emails related to then-candidate Hillary Clinton were uncovered, which forced the FBI to re-open their investigation right before election day. Continue reading “Anthony Weiner Blames Girl He Sexted for Wanting to Affect the Election”
Of Two Minds – by Charles Hugh Smith
When a big advertiser pulls its online adverts and its sales remain unchanged, that tells everyone who’s paying attention something important.
It’s an article of widespread faith that data-mining enables advertisers buying online adverts to target consumers with laser-like precision. Vast warehouses of servers grind through billions of records of consumer profiles and transactions and with a bit of algorithmic magic, distill all this data down to the prime target audience for whatever good or service you’re selling: probiotic goo, battery-powered back-scratchers, Zombiestra(tm), investment newsletters based on darts tossed by monkeys, etc. Continue reading “Hey Advertisers: The Data-Mining Emperor Has No Clothes”
Collective Evolution – by Arjun Walia
Diet soda has come under intense scrutiny over the years, and for good reason. It has been found to leave people at risk for weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, among other serious consequences.
According to Susan E. Swithers, a professor of psychological sciences and a behavioural neuroscientist: Continue reading “What Happens To Your Lungs, Brain, Kidneys, Heart, Teeth, & Mood When You Drink Diet Soda”
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
Three years after we first identified the former head of UBS’s gold desk in Zurich as someone directly implicated in the rigging of precious metals prices, Bloomberg reports that Andre Flotron, a Swiss resident, was arrested while visiting the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter.
Having been “on leave” since 2014, it appears Andre’s hope that he was gone but “keen to return in due time” are now up in smoke. Continue reading “Former UBS Trader Arrested, Charged With Rigging Gold Prices”
Campus Reform – by Toni Airaksinen
Duke University is recruiting male students for a nine-week program that pledges to “destabilize masculine privilege” and “interrogate masculinity.”
The program, known as the Duke University Men’s Project, seeks to help men examine how their masculinities exist “often in toxic ways” while beginning “the work of unlearning violence.” Continue reading “Duke recruits men for program to fight ‘toxic’ masculinity”
Walt Disney World in Florida has been accused of price-gouging for charging guests high prices while they were stuck in their hotels during Hurricane Irma.
Jennifer Bruns from Northbrook, Illinois, lashed out at the owners of the Orlando entertainment complex, whose sister park in California is known as the ‘happiest place on earth’, for selling expensive drinks and snacks to stranded people.
The theme park closed on Saturday following the forecast that the hurricane, which has left up to 4.5million Florida residents without electricity, would hit the state as a Category Five. Continue reading “Disney accused of price-gouging water and food for residents stuck at their hotels while the park is closed”
Economic Collapse – by Michael Snyder
Two major hurricanes, unprecedented earthquake swarms and wildfires roaring out of control all over the northwest United States – what else will go wrong next? When I originally pointed to the month of September as a critical time, I had no idea that we would see so many catastrophic natural disasters during this time frame as well. Hurricane Harvey just broke the all-time record for rainfall in the continental United States, Hurricane Irma is so immensely powerful that it has been called “a lawnmower from the sky”, vast stretches of our country out west are literally being consumed by fire, and the magnitude-8.2 earthquake that just hit Mexico was completely unexpected. As I have stated so many times before, our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, but most people simply do not understand what is happening. Continue reading “Apocalyptic September? Here Is A List Of 27 Major Disasters That Have Already Happened So Far This Month”
Free Beacon – by Elizabeth Harrington
The National Science Foundation is spending over $130,000 on a study that asks four-year-olds about their “internal sense of gender identity.”
A grant for a two-year study was awarded to the University of Washington this summer. The project will interview 250 children aged four to six, and their parents, asking a series of questions about “gendered behavior.” Continue reading “Feds Spend $138,000 Asking Four-Year-Olds About Their ‘Internal Sense of Gender Identity’”
BOSTON (Reuters) – Insys Therapeutics Inc sought to manipulate insurance payment approval for an opioid cancer pain drug called Subsys even if for inappropriate uses, according to a U.S. Senate report on the opioid crisis released on Wednesday.
The report, released by Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, said those efforts led to an Insys employee making misleading statements to get insurance to cover a prescription for a woman who according to a lawsuit died after taking Subsys. Continue reading “Senator reveals results of opioid inquiry into Insys”
Ready Nutrition – by Jeremiah Johnson
We are becoming “long in the tooth,” so to speak, regarding the current world events. Some of this article will mention points previously covered, but only in relation to the “big picture” of E&E…that’s the acronym for “Escape & Evasion.” In the end, no matter how secure your fortress, be it Castle Greyskull or Mount Olympus II, you may have to leave it for one reason or another: fire, radiation, severe flood/hurricane, or the IHM (Incredible Human Mob).
The first thing you need to do is establish your immediate location and route to where you intend to flee if you must. There are several different types of maps that you should consult, if not own outright, and they are as follows: Continue reading “Bugging Out: Preparing Multiple Escape Routes and Vehicles for a Major Emergency”
SHTF Plan – by Mac Slavo
If you have a warrant out for your arrest and manage to safely make it to a Florida hurricane shelter while Hurricane Irma barrels down on the state, a Florida sheriff will make sure you’re escorted right to jail.
As Hurricane Irma approaches his state, a county sheriff in Florida said that law enforcement authorities would check the identities of people who turn up at shelters and take to jail anyone found to have an active arrest warrant. On Wednesday, Grady Judd, the sheriff in Polk County, announced the maneuver in a series of messages on Twitter.
Continue reading “Florida Sheriff Will Check For Warrants At FL Hurricane Shelters”
Happy Healthy Mama – by Maryea
Healthy eating doesn’t have to taste like healthy eating. Healthy eating can taste like cake. Why not? In the case of these energy balls, we’re talking carrot cake. One of my favorite things on earth.
Apparently all of these carrot cake themed recipes on one blog was not enough for me and I needed to create another. Too many healthy recipes that taste like carrot cake? Never. Continue reading “Carrot cake energy balls”
Leak of Nations
Israeli authorities are increasingly monitoring Palestinian social media traffic in order to identify potential threats. Recently, over 400 Palestinians have been pre-emptively arrested due to their online activity, and Facebook have approved 158 requests to remove content submitted by Palestinians on the site.
The Israeli internal security service Shin Bet (roughly equivalent to the FBI or MI5) have been using software which analyses key words combined with semantic patterns in order to flag and rank potential threats to the Israeli state. Continue reading “Israel uses social media crawler to detain 400 Palestinians without charge.”