Archive | February 21, 2015

Smartphone + Google Account = Your Every Move Tracked for a Month*

Smartphone + Google Account = Your Every Move Tracked for a Month*

By Alexander Light

If you have a smartphone and you are logged in to a Google account, then you are secretly spied on. Google uses the geolocation feature to track and store your every move, 24/7.

If you find it hard to believe, just log in to the same Google account you use on your smartphone and follow this link. If your geolocation feature is activate, now you will be able to see mapped records of everywhere you’ve been yesterday, or in the past month.

Corroborate this with your search engine history, and you will soon reach the conclusion that Google pretty much knows everything about you.

From the products that you desire (remember the online ads that know exactly what you want?), to the things that interest you, health or emotional issues that you may have (because you’ve Googled for answers, haven’t you?), your favourite restaurant on a Friday night, or your daily route to the office – Google knows everything!

Just imagine what someone in a position of power can do with all this information!

Predictive behaviour

And this also opens the door for predictive behavior, similar to what we saw in the movie Minority Report.

Based on the information gathered about you throughout the years, Google can predict how you will react to a variety of things, from newly launched products to major social events.

NSA privacy invasion bad, but nothing compared to Google.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) August 17, 2014

How to disable tracking and erase history

If you are as concerned as I am about privacy, then you will be happy to know that there are some things that you can do to minimize your online footprint.

The first step is to access the Google Maps Location history page and click on the gear icon. Now choose to disable the geolocation service.

In order to delete your tracked history, please go back to the Location history page, access the pull-down menu from under the calendar, on the left side. Now choose the “delete all history” feature and you’re done!

On your iPhone, select Settings > Privacy > Location and then tap the green button next to Location Services, the select Turn Off from the pop-up menu.

In order to protect your private life from Google’s prying eyes, next time you search for something online, just log off from your account or use the private browsing/incognito feature of your browser.

This way, your search history will not be directly connected to your Google account.


Related Topics:

Google Fined for Spying on Wi-Fi Users*

Google, CIA and NSA!*

Criminal Global Governors: The Right to ‘be forgotten’ a Problem for Google*

Google Sued for Harvesting Data on Children*

Google Legally Required to Handover all Details about your G-Mail*

Consumer Activism Forces Google to Withdraw ‘Bomb Gaza’ Game app…*

From MK-Ultra to Google*

Smart Grid Deployment Across the U.S.*

Third Week of Strikes by U.S. Oil Workers*

Third Week of Strikes by U.S. Oil Workers*

The Real News Network speaks to United Steelworkers Spokesperson Lynn Hancock who says the union is demanding improved safety for its 30,000 members and their communities –   February 21, 2015


JAISAL NOOR, TRNN PRODUCER: The union representing 30,000 oil workers has rejected the latest industry offer over health and safety concerns. Members of United Steelworkers are preparing to enter the third week of their strike, and reports indicate the industry’s biggest strike in three and a half decades may spread as the union has reportedly asked other locals to prepare to join the picket lines.

Industry negotiations are being led by Shell Oil. They did not respond to an interview request, but said on their website, Shell continues its dialog with USW for the second straight day in hopes of reaching a mutually satisfactory agreement. Union supporters said Wednesday’s massive ExxonMobil refinery explosion that injured four workers underscored the need for enforceable improvements for safety conditions. The plan had a history of safety violations in previous explosions.

According to the L.A. Times, dozens were injured and one was killed in two previous incidents in 1998 and 1994. An ExxonMobil spokesperson told the L.A. Times, we regret this incident and apologize for any inconvenience that this incident may have caused the community. The Real News also reached Lynne Hancock, a spokesperson for United Steelworkers.

LYNNE HANCOCK, SPOKESPERSON, UNITED STEELWORKERS: Yeah, the oil industry is the most powerful and the richest in the world. But we know that we have a lot of solidarity among our members in the community and that we are fighting for safer refineries, not only for the employees, but also for the surrounding communities. And that’s why we’re out walking the line, because we need to hold the oil companies accountable for health and safety within their facilities.

NOOR: She describes some of the reasons the workers are going on strike.

HANCOCK: Our workers are working 12-hour shifts for a number of weeks. And that excessive overtime is causing them to feel fatigued. And when you’re fatigued, you could accidentally make mistakes. And those mistakes in a refinery or petrochemical plant can be very deadly and lead to such an event as an explosion or a fire. And when that happens, it negatively affects not only the employees, but also the surrounding community.

We’re also concerned that our full-time maintenance people who handle daily maintenance are being replaced when they retire or leave with contractors who don’t receive the same high-quality health and safety training as the full-time employees, because the full-time employees are represented by our union and they get a lot of–we have a lot of health and safety training programs to help them. In addition, a full-time daily maintenance worker understands the ins and outs of these facilities, and they can spot something that might go wrong a lot faster than an untrained contract worker who isn’t familiar with these facilities as much as the full-time people.

We are convinced that we will prevail, that we will prevail one day longer than the oil companies. And we know that we have the facts on our side and that it comes a time when workers have to say enough is enough. And that’s what our oil workers are saying.


Related Topics:

A Reminder Why South African Mineworkers have a Right to Strike*

Oil vs. Communities: Has the Chicken Come Home to Roost for ExxonMobil!

Tanzania Stands to Lose US$1 billion Annually in a Exxon Mobil-Norwegian Gas Deal*

Chevron and Exxon: The Criminals Behind Katrina*

Ecuador: How an Oil Giant Decimates a People

The Eight Families’ Rigged Oil Game

Ontario’s Premier Grooming Youngsters for Sex

Ontario’s Premier Grooming Youngsters for Sex

Kathleen Wynne, Canada’s first lesbian Premier is introducing a new sex education curriculum in Ontario with two 13 year-old-girls Meanwhile, Ben Levin, her former Deputy Minister of Education is pleading guilty to child pornography and counselling sex assault

Kathleen Wynne, Canada’s first lesbian Premier is introducing a new sex education curriculum in Ontario with two 13 year-old-girls

Meanwhile, Ben Levin, her former Deputy Minister of Education is pleading guilty to child pornography and counselling sex assault

By Thomas Carter

Tuesday, I saw Premier Wynne’s buddy Ben Levin’s picture on the cover of the Toronto Sun. Apparently, someone leaked a message he had sent to colleagues asking them to write letters on his behalf.

The former Deputy Minister of Education in Ontario, in charge of drafting the hateful new sex education curriculum, the Sabbatean Jew Levin (who lost his job as a Professor of Education.) plead guilty to child pornography and counselling sex assault. He gave his colleagues specific instructions on what to write.

“For the benefit of the court, letters should indicate that you are aware of the guilty pleas to the three charges. In that regard, you may want to use language such as the following, suggested by my lawyer: I am aware that Mr. Levin is pleading guilty to one count of possession of child pornography, one count of making written child pornography, and one count of counselling a sexual assault.”

“I am aware that these charges stem from Internet conversations in which he engages with strangers in explicit discussion of sexual acts with children. I am aware that during these chats he counselled an undercover police officer posing as the mother of a child to sexually assault her child for him. I am aware that 15 images and two videos considered to be child pornography were found in his knowing possession on his computer.”

Canada’s first lesbian Premier is vulnerable. Ben Levin was Wynne’s deputy when she was Minister of Education; he was also on her transition team. She is attempting to subject millions of Ontario schoolchildren to a radical new sex-ed program that was probably written up by Ben Levin or someone like him.

Grooming the Next Generation

To further my point,  there was Wynne’s bizarre photo-op with two 13 year old girls recently. The two girls appeared at the podium with Wynne and spoke to the media about the topic of sexual consent.

Eighth grade student Tessa Hill stated,

“Everything in creating a consent culture starts with education, and so it starts with putting that information in the curriculum so kids can learn about asking for permission and about healthy relationships.”

She dismissed the teaching of abstinence because

“whether or not teens are going to be having sex when they’re 13 or 14, learning about abstinence isn’t realistic because sex is a part of society, part of our lives. Not learning about consent means not knowing what consent is when you do decide to have sex.”

That’s two 13 year old girls addressing the media with a 61-year-old avowed lesbian and talking about sexual consent in a country where the age of consent is 16. You don’t need to be a political science professor to see that as a dumb move but just for the record U of T political science professor Nelson Wiseman commented on the affair,

“Time will tell, he said, if it was effective but at first blush, I am not sure it gains her support” in a “treacherous area” where there are a lot of “pre existing positions.”

From a political point of view, discussing “sexting” may be realistic but to “introduce consent to children in Grade One is another matter.

Although Wynne’s opponents have been slow to move but an offensive is starting to form led by Monte McNaughton (PC), MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex. Monte questioned why the Premier won’t reveal the content of the sex-ed curriculum.

In response, Wynne emphasized that we need an “updated, modern sex-ed curriculum.” This has been Wynne and Minister of Education, Liz Sandals main argument as if the human anatomy has undergone a major transformations in the last 17 years.

Monte McNaughton also appeared on 100 Huntley Street advising parents on how to oppose the new curriculum. Another important group of opponents is PAFE, Parents as First Educators, led by Theresa Pierre. Register on the website for e-mailed updates and ways to get active. PAFE has launched a petition to stop Wynne from making revisions to the sex-ed curriculum. There are a lot of people who will oppose this new curriculum. In fact, more than one person, the type who never talk about politics or serious matters brought it up to me. The problem is many of these people aren’t organized and don’t know what to do.

The comments on yahoo news have changed dramatically in the last few years. A big majority are tired of sexual perversion being promoted at every turn. Sooner or later, someone is going to harness that discontent. Kathleen Wynne is vulnerable. She is no Barrack Obama, yes he’s just as twisted but he’s also slick and charming. Wynne is creepy, overreaching and has a lot of liabilities. If people start to take action she could find herself out on the street long before the next election.


Related Topics:

Ontario’s Former Deputy Minister of Education Charged on 7 Counts of Child Exploitation

From Public Schools to Indoctrination Centres*

Sex attacks on under-11s rise by 14 per cent in one year

Taking School Sex Education too Far*

Religious Schools Face Closure if they don’t Promote Homosexuality*

Parents Attacked for Protesting against the Sexualization of their Children*

Power and Paedophilia Rife in the US Government*

Why is the Legalization of Gay Marriage so Important to the Queen?*

Sexual Liberation a Tool of Mass Control*

Kenya: No Matter How Much ‘they’ Re-write History Evidence Says It Ain’t Necessarily So*

Kenya: No Matter How Much ‘they’ Re-write History Evidence Says It Ain’t Necessarily So*

Between destroying/removing national artifacts, and ethnic cleansing of indigenous peoples, our ‘betters’ cannot keep up with what the earth spews forth, a reminder that humanity is older than we’ve been taught, and was more diverse and richer spiritually and developmentally. However, we depend on ‘experts’ to tell us the whole truth of their findings, and honesty about what they don’t understand instead of matching their findings with preconceived ideas….

By Liz Leafloor

A 3D scan of a 22,000-year-old skull fragment from a modern human found in Kenya

A unique Stone Age skull found in Kenya is reshaping what scientists know about the diversity of early humanity.

The 20,000-year-old partial skull was found at Lukenya Hill in the 1970s and stored in the collections of the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi. Christian Tryon, archaeologist at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum and colleagues revisited the ancient skull and took detailed measurements. According to LiveScience, the findings surprised researchers. The skull is anatomically a modern human, but has features very different from skulls found in Europe and Africa from the same time period. Tryon tells LiveScience,

“It looks like nothing else, and so it shows that original diversity that we’ve since lost. It’s probably an extinct lineage.”

Compared against Neanderthal skulls, modern-day skulls, and other ancient fossilized human remains, the Kenyan partial-skull dimensions were noticeably different. The partial Lukenya Hill skull belonged to a Homo sapien who was anatomically modern, and lived during the last Ice Age. However it was

“different from those of both the European skull and the African skulls from the same time. In addition, the skull was thickened, either from damage, nutritional stress or a highly active childhood. (There is not enough evidence to say the fossil represents a subspecies of Homo sapien, Tryon said),” reports the science news website.

Reconstruction of a Neanderthal meets a very modern human at the Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann, Germany

Reconstruction of a Neanderthal meets a very modern human at the Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann, Germany

Ron Perlman: A modern day Neanderthal?

The partial skull find suggests that great human diversity was supported in prehistoric Africa, resulting in branching lineages that no longer exist in modern times.

Recent examinations of fossilized human teeth and a prehistoric jawbone have been raising questions about the established theories on the history of modern humans, suggesting there may be many species yet uncategorized. The findings of Tryon and colleagues have been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Also found at the Lukenya Hill site were ostrich eggshells used to make beads, and stone blades, distinctively fashioned in a method named Levallois technology. The artifacts were between 22,000 and 46,000 years old, a period of rapid human advancement, during which people were manufacturing trade goods and increasingly using trading routes. Some of the items found were created using methods that haven’t changed much over tens of thousands of years. Archaeologists point out that similarly crafted beads and lightweight points can be found in Egyptian tombs from 4,000 years ago, reports LiveScience.

Ancient specimens from the Stone Age like the partial skull are important as they shed light on early human culture and give us a better understanding of the genetic diversity and wonderful variety found within humanity.


Related Topics:

Last Member of 65,000-year-old Tribe Dies*

An Escalation in the Fight against Censorship of History*

Suspended for Teaching the Truth

Correcting Columbus Day*

From Africa to China

The Invasion of Australia – Official, At Last

The Neo-Colonial Context of Canada’s Multiculturalism*

Sweating Detoxifies Dangerous Metals, Petrochemicals*

Sweating Detoxifies Dangerous Metals, Petrochemicals*

How much is spent on looking cool when sweating becomes an inconvenience? It’s amazing how many layers of muck/cosmetics is bought to suffocate the skin and prevent it from breathing as our Creator intended. With long hot summers the temptation is great, but at what price to one’s health?

Those who dare know how much healthier their skin looks simply because they allowed their skin – a fundamental part of our immune systems to sweat. Just imagine how much money can be saved by allowing the body to do what nature intended.

By Sayer Ji

New research is revealing something remarkable about why the body sweats. Beyond its obvious role in regulating body temperature, sweating has been found to facilitate the elimination of accumulated heavy metals and petrochemicals, indicating that if we want to be healthy we should put regular effort into doing more sweating.

Sweating has long been known as a source of bodily, if not also spiritual “cleansing.” But until recently, very little ‘scientific’ confirmation existed proving that using heat and/or exercise to facilitate perspiration-induced detoxification actually works the way that many natural health advocates claim. 

With the Rise of Biomedicine and its so-called ‘evidence-based’ model of determining what is true and thereby legal to practice, this conspicuous lack of clinical proof has resulted in a veritable inquisition against those who claim that bodily detoxification through sweating is anything more than a form of ‘quackery.’

Sweating Confirmed as a Detoxifier of Metals

Enter the findings of a groundbreaking 2011 study published in the Archives of Environmental and Contamination Toxicology, which explored the effects of bio-accumulated toxic elements within the human body and their method of excretion:

“Toxic elements were found to differing degrees in each of blood, urine, and sweat. Serum levels for most metals and metalloids were comparable with those found in other studies in the scientific literature. Many toxic elements appeared to be preferentially excreted through sweat. Presumably stored in tissues, some toxic elements readily identified in the perspiration of some participants were not found in their serum. Induced sweating appears to be a potential method for elimination of many toxic elements from the human body.”

The researchers also made the important observation that, “Bio-monitoring for toxic elements through blood and/or urine testing may underestimate the total body burden of such toxicants. Sweat analysis should be considered as an additional method for monitoring bioaccumulation of toxic elements in humans.”

These are truly novel findings insofar as sweating, at least from the perspective of evolutionary biology, is considered to exist primarily for thermoregulation (sweat cools the surface of the skin and reduces body temperature, functioning as a wholebody cooling system). While the sweat glands have a well-known secondary role for the excretion of water and electrolytes, this function is not generally understood to be a form ‘detoxification.’

Also, this study underscores just how common it is for conventional medical practice to overlook the relevance of environmental factors in health (e.g. exposures to metals, petrochemicals, toxins), as many of these ‘vectors’ of exposure/poisoning are not properly measurable via blood or urine tests; that is, when they even care to look. This blind spot, of course, feeds the delusion that one can suppress bodily symptoms associated with environmental exposures with additional patented chemicals, in the downward spiral that is drug-based medicine. The obvious alternative method – identify and remove the poisons – isn’t even on the table, unless the practitioner happens to be aware of natural, integrative or functional medical principles and has the courage to go against the FDA-approved and liability-shielding grain to employ them.

Why Blood and Urine Analysis May Fail To Reveal The Problem

These preliminary research findings were further confirmed in a 2012 meta-analysis published in the Journal of Public and Environmental Health. The study titled, “Arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury in sweat: a systematic review,” was performed by researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ontario, Canada, and was based on a review of 24 studies on toxicant levels in the sweat

The researchers discovered the following:

  • In individuals with higher exposure or body burden, sweat generally exceeded plasma or urine concentrations, and dermal could match or surpass urinary daily excretion.
  • Arsenic dermal excretion was several-fold higher in arsenic-exposed individuals than in unexposed controls.
  • Cadmium was more concentrated in sweat than in blood plasma.
  • Sweat lead was associated with high-molecular-weight molecules, and in an interventional study, levels were higher with endurance compared with intensive exercise.
  • Mercury levels normalized with repeated saunas in a case report.

The researchers concluded, “Sweating deserves consideration for toxic element detoxification.”

Sweating Also Removes the Insidious Petrochemicals BPA and Phthalates

But it gets better.

Two additional studies published in 2012 found that sweating enhances the elimination of dangerous endocrine-disrupting petrochemicals.

The first study, involving 20 subjects made to undergo induced sweating, found that the ubiquitous petrochemical Bisphenol A (BPA) was excreted through sweat, even in some individuals with no BPA detected in their serum or urine samples. This clearly indicates that the body uses sweat to rid itself of the BPA that has bioaccumulated in tissue.

The second study by the same research group, also involving 20 subjects, found that phthalate, a plasticizer tied to breast cancer and various other conditions associated with endocrine disruption, was present in concentrations twice as high in their sweat compared to their urine, and in several individuals was found in their sweat but not in their blood serum, “…suggesting the possibility of phthalate retention and bio-accumulation.”

The researchers concluded:

“Induced perspiration may be useful to facilitate elimination of some potentially toxic phthalate compounds including DEHP and MEHP. “

Concluding Remarks and Tips

The conclusion? Sweating performs more than simply a cooling function for the body. It appears that it is also a way through which the bodily burden of accumulated toxins can be more rapidly detoxified. The natural medical tradition has long argued that the skin is the largest organ of elimination, and that oftentimes skin problems reflect a state of chronic toxicity. Perhaps modern science is only now catching up to these age-old observations.

As far as practical implementation, what are the best ways to sweat? Exercise and Sauna Therapy carry a wide range of additional ‘evidence-based’ health benefits (not to mention you feel great afterwards!), providing plenty of reason to engage these activities with enough effort and discipline to obtain a good sweat.  Truly, any form of purposeful movement sustained for long enough, with the right intensity, can produce a healthy sweat. As Edgar Allan Poe said “The best things in life make you sweaty.”


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U.K: Your Health is No Longer Your Choice!

Synthetic Proteins: Cascading Effects of U.S. Unhealthy Food

The Unhealthy Habit of Being Gullible?

And You Thought Mineral Oil to Be Healthy!

You are in the Throes of Being Denied the Right to Good Health!

A Micro-chip to Monitor Your Health

Regular Fasting Increases a Longer Healthier Life*

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The Main Driver of all Weather and Climate has Gone Quiet*

The Main Driver of all Weather and Climate has Gone Quiet*

By Paul Dorian

Latest solar image with little sunspot activity

The main driver of all weather and climate, the entity which occupies 99.86% of all of the mass in our solar system, the great ball of fire in the sky – has gone quiet again during what is likely to be the weakest sunspot cycle in more than a century.

For the past 5 days, solar activity has been very low and one measure of solar activity – its X-ray output – has basically flatlined in recent days (plot below courtesy NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center). Not since cycle 14 peaked in February 1906 has there been a solar cycle with fewer sunspots. We are currently more than six years into Solar Cycle 24 and today the sun is virtually spotless despite the fact that we are still in what is considered to be its solar maximum phase. Solar cycle 24 began after an unusually deep solar minimum that lasted from 2007 to 2009 which included more spotless days on the sun compared to any minimum in almost a century.

There was an uptick in the number of sunspots in April 2014 which produced a second peak during solar cycle 24 and it is looking increasingly likely that this will be considered the solar maximum point for this particular cycle (figure below courtesy NASA). Many solar cycles are double peaked; however, this is the first one in which the second peak in sunspot number was larger than the first peak which occurred in February 2012. Going back to 1755, there have been only a few solar cycles in the previous 23 that have had a lower number of sunspots during its maximum phase.

Consequences of a weak solar cycle
First, the weak solar cycle has resulted in rather benign “space weather” in recent times with generally weaker-than-normal geomagnetic storms. By all Earth-based measures of geomagnetic and geoeffective solar activity, this cycle has been extremely quiet. However, while a weak solar cycle does suggest strong solar storms will occur less often than during stronger and more active cycles, it does not rule them out entirely. In fact, the famous Carrington Event of 1859 occurred during a weak solar cycle (#10). In addition, there is some evidence that most large events such as strong solar flares and significant geomagnetic storms tend to occur in the declining phase of the solar cycle. In other words, there is still a chance for significant solar activity in the months and years ahead.

Second, it is pretty well understood that solar activity has a direct impact on temperatures at very high altitudes in a part of the Earth’s atmosphere called the thermosphere. This is the biggest layer of the Earth’s atmosphere which lies directly above the mesosphere and below the exosphere. Thermospheric temperatures increase with altitude due to absorption of highly energetic solar radiation and are highly dependent on solar activity.

Finally, if history is a guide, it is safe to say that weak solar activity for a prolonged period of time can have a negative impact on global temperatures in the troposphere which is the bottom-most layer of Earth’s atmosphere – and where we all live. There have been two notable historical periods with decades-long episodes of low solar activity. The first period is known as the “Maunder Minimum”, named after the solar astronomer Edward Maunder, and it lasted from around 1645 to 1715. The second one is referred to as the “Dalton Minimum”, named for the English meteorologist John Dalton, and it lasted from about 1790 to 1830. Both of these historical periods coincided with below-normal global temperatures in an era now referred to by many as the “Little Ice Age“. In addition, research studies in just the past couple of decades have found a complicated relationship between solar activity, cosmic rays, and clouds on Earth. This research suggests that in times of low solar activity where solar winds are typically weak; more cosmic rays reach the Earth’s atmosphere which, in turn, has been found to lead to an increase in certain types of clouds that can act to cool the Earth.

The increasingly likely outcome for another historically weak solar cycle continues the recent downward trend in sunspot cycle strength that began over twenty years ago during solar cycle 22. If this trend continues for the next couple of cycles, then there would likely be more talk of another “grand minimum” for the sun. Some solar scientists are already predicting that the next solar cycle, #25, will be even weaker than this current one. However, it is just too early for high confidence in those predictions since some solar scientists believe that the best predictor of future solar cycle strength involves activity at the sun’s poles during a solar minimum and the next solar minimum is still likely several years away.


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We’ re in for a Big Sunspot!

A Hole in the Sun!?

Sun magnetic field will ‘flip upside down’ within weeks, says NASA

Sun’s Magnetic Field = Shift in Human Behavior*

The Sun’s Polar Shift has Begun

Is the Sun and Earth Synchronizing?*

Heavenly Signs: Stronger Ultraviolet Rays from our Sun