Archive for February, 2014

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US Geological Survey:

“Glyphosate and its degradation product, AMPA, were detected in ≥75% of air and rain samples in 2007…”

Glyphosate, Hard Water and Nephrotoxic Metals: Are They the Culprits Behind the Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka?
Study Connects Monsanto’s Roundup to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic

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BBC:

A billionaire fashion designer says scientists have found a way to reverse his ageing process, it seems…

He adds: “I am taking perhaps more stem cell treatment than anybody else in the world. I have been doing it for four years now, so I am sort of a testimonial that this stem cell really works.”

 

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Wow – Shameless self-promotion moment:

This type of anti-aging treatment is the central plot of my novel Hell of a Deal, where the mogul in question is a Hollywood tycoon.

 

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All the King’s Trolls
Disinformation Killed 9/11 “Truth”
MUST SEE: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden
Russell Tice on Breaking the Set
Optic Nerve: Hacks Your Web Cam

All posts on NSA

 

 

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The story started off weakly.  Essentially we get the true meaning of the term flyover states.  The world lacks the charm, plot and urgency of a Coen brothers slice of Americana.  It seemed all thought out and planned but lacking spontaneity.

Nebraska does, however, pick up about midway through.  This is a grim story, a painful story about the sum of a life and the small, petty lives of average mid-western people.  I’m not sure what to make of it really, and I probably should have seen it in a theater rather than at home on DVD.  It has a big, wide black and white environment and convincing enough performances.  A few miscues with the lighting particularly brought it down a couple of notches in my scale, but overall it was shot well.

I may revisit it someday in the future and try and see what critics have been gushing over.  Perhaps so few serious American films get made at all that their standards tend to accommodate.  Or maybe any film full of elderly actors receives instant award season credibility.

My vote is 3/5, with the possibility of revising upward.

 

Internet Market Considers MIcrosoft Bid for Yahoo

NSA’s UK branch has now been exposed for spying directly into people’s residences with imagery from hacked web cameras.  These unaccountable monsters are the enemies of humanity and should be arrested and tried for their myriad ongoing crimes.

Yahoo webcam images from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ
• Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk
• 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone
• Yahoo: ‘A whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy’
• Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images

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