Just When You Thought Google Glass Couldn’t Get Creepier: New App Allows Strangers to ID You Just by Looking at You

The information listed could include your name, occupation, any social media profiles you have set up and whether or not you have a criminal record (“CRIMINAL HISTORY FOUND” pops up in bright red letters according to the demo).

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And NameTag may have already added you to their database.

Two million entries have already been uploaded to FacialNetwork.com. Once the app officially goes live, you can sign up for NameTag and opt-out, instead of the alternative: Having to opt-in to allow them to show your information.

How is that OK?

“It’s not about invading anyone’s privacy,” one NameTag’s creators claimed (viaIndependent). “It’s about connecting people that want to be connected. We will even allow users to have one profile that is seen during business hours and another that is seen in social situations. NameTag can make the big, anonymous world we live in as friendly as a small town.”

It may not be about invading anyone’s privacy, but that sounds like what it does. And forcing people to opt-out if they want to maintain their privacy is wrong (we would go so far as to say it should be illegal). But the purported benefits of the app are almost even worse:

They continue, “It’s much easier to meet interesting new people when we can simply look at someone, see their Facebook, review their LinkedIn page or maybe even see their dating site profile. Often we were interacting with people blindly or not interacting at all. NameTag on Google Glass can change all that.”

Gross.

It’s enough to make you root for that app that lets you film Google Glass porn. If you had to pick one. Luckily, Google has banned facial-recognition software from the Glass—for now.

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Torah Commentary – Terumah – “Heave offering” – Joined To HaShem – January 31, 2014

Terumah – “Heave offering”

Exodus 25:1-27:19

1 Kings 5:26-6:13

Hebrews 8:1-6 

 A Willing Life

This week’s Torah portion begins with the Tabernacle, a tent HaShem will use as a dwelling place that He may live in the midst of His people.  HaShem will give specific instructions to Moses and the Hebrews regarding this tent and its furnishings.  As we read through this and next week’s portions we will see the richness of this dwelling as well as shadows of Messiah and even prophecies of the soon coming Kingdom.

It begins with the building of the Tabernacle.  Maybe not!  It actually begins with God’s people giving.  That’s correct, the people had to give before the Tabernacle could be built!

These scriptures reveal to us God’s pattern for accomplishing His plans upon this earth.  Now, let’s face it.  He really does not “need” people.  He is well able to speak a world into existence or bring forth rocks to sing His praises.  Though He is able to accomplish the job on His own, He does not.  Instead He works with and through people in cooperation with them to bring forth His plans and purposes.  It was true in the building of the Tabernacle; it was true in the building of Solomon’s temple; it was even true in the formation of Gideon’s army.  HaShem works through and in cooperation with people.

The same principle is true today.  He does not change.  In these last days He is still seeking people who will listen for His call and be a part of His work, people like you and me who will search out His plans and hop on board.

A number of years ago a Southern Baptist pastor named Henry Blackaby wrote a study course called “Experiencing God.”  It is still used and taught in many congregations today.  For many it is just another program, but for some, it has been life defining.  One of his points in the study is that we should always be looking in our world around us for what God is doing.  When we see what He is doing, we ask to be a part of it.  This is contrary to how many desire to work.  They desire to come up with a plan and then demand that God be a part of it and bless it!  I think this attitude is just slightly twisted!

The Hebrews heard from God and they responded.  They gave of their possessions as well as of their time and efforts to help bring forth the Tabernacle.  The end result we will read about in coming weeks.  The point is, they heard, they responded, they gave, they worked and they enjoyed the results.  They even did so without first reading a copy of Dr. Blackaby’s book!

Psalm 110:3 says. “Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power.”  I as well as many others I know long for that day, a day in which people will volunteer for any and every job available.  But what about the day we are in today?  Are people as willing today as they were in the days of the Hebrews?  I think not, but I do believe the attitudes are changing.  More and more I see people who desire to give of their time and of their resources.  They desire to be part of plans and projects, which build His Kingdom instead of man’s kingdoms.  They desire to have their names associated with things that are eternal, not things that are temporary.  This changing attitude should give us all hope, a hope that this is a sign we are one step closer, one day closer to the day of His power being manifested on this earth; a day in which God and man work in cooperation to declare His glory throughout the whole earth.

The Hebrews did not possess the fuller revelation of the plans of HaShem, which we possess today, but they did possess something we should take a lesson from.  They possessed a willingness to give and to work until their leader Moses had to tell them, “Enough, you have given too much!”  Maybe we could learn a very valuable lesson from them for our day.  After all, the Tabernacle was great, but it was merely a shadow of what we are being asked to build today!

Are we building for the future, for the Kingdom, by His design?  Or only for the here and now, in this world, by our personal design?

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GOVT. “THREAT LIST” NAMES 8 MILLION AMERICANS WHO WILL BE DETAINED WHEN MARTIAL LAW IS IMPOSED

The government has been compiling a list of names since the 1980′s called “Main Core“. It contains the names of people who it considers to be ‘threats’ and would be the victims of having their constitutional rights ‘suspended’ in the event of an emergency or if martial law is declared. They would be the first to be tracked, detained, questioned, and basically targeted for detention due to being labeled a threat of some sort.

The criteria for being placed on the list is rather loose, as is the criteria for a “national emergency”, however government sources have said that if you’re on the list that you can plan on being detained should martial law be declared. A senior government official, who’s served with 5 administrations, said that “There exists a database of Americans, who, often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated. The database can identify and locate perceived ‘enemies of the state’ almost instantaneously.

Even though this program has been around since the 80′s, one can’t help but wonder if the post 9/11 NSA has used its spy programs to exponentially expand the list, which is a terrifying prospect if you’re one of the people the DHS has labeled as a “domestic terrorist” for your conservative values. We know that the FBI, Defense Department and local police have worked to infiltrate and spy on peaceful domestic groups because they were seen as threats, and the revelations from Snowden have shown us that the NSA reads our Facebook posts, scans our emails, follows our Twitter accounts, listens to our phone calls, etc.

So can we assume that anybody who’s ever spoken out against the government is on the list and will be the first to be paid a visit should SHTF? So much for the massive spy network being used to ‘protect’ us from terrorism.

In a Salon.com article last year one of their journalists did some digging into Main Core and what he found merely confirms what Snowden had to say. His article was lengthy and detailed, but a main part that stuck out was this;

“The following information seems to be fair game for collection without a warrant: the e-mail addresses you send to and receive from, and the subject lines of those messages; the phone numbers you dial, the numbers that dial in to your line, and the durations of the calls; the Internet sites you visit and the keywords in your Web searches; the destinations of the airline tickets you buy; the amounts and locations of your ATM withdrawals; and the goods and services you purchase on credit cards. All of this information is archived on government supercomputers and, according to sources, also fed into the Main Core database.”

As of 2008 it was well known the list had over 8 million people on it and since then billions have been spent to expand the surveillance operations and identify enemies of the state. In an article last summer an anonymous government official spoke to a reporter and had this to say;

“We know all this already,” I stated. He looked at me, giving me a look like I’ve never seen, and actually pushed his finger into my chest. “You don’t know jack,” he said, “this is bigger than you can imagine, bigger than anyone can imagine. This administration is collecting names of sources, whistle blowers and their families, names of media sources and everybody they talk to and have talked to, and they already have a huge list. If you’re not working for MSNBC or CNN, you’re probably on that list. If you are a website owner with a brisk readership and a conservative bent, you’re on that list. It’s a political dissident list, not an enemy threat list,”

If that’s not enough to send chills down your spine think about this, the government is building a massive data center out in Utah to store the 2.1 gigabits per hour it collects and keep it for easy indexing.

So what started out as a means to protect us has been transformed into a surveillance monster that’s being used against us, to protect the government and the people within it if things go south. Unfortunately the mainstream media won’t report on this and if they do it’s to ‘reassure’ us that the NSA and its spy programs are there for our ‘protection’, meanwhile it being used to figure out who to round up when the failed policies of our government finally catch up to us and our economy collapses before our eyes.

Click to http://tellmenow.com/govt-threat-list-names-8-million-americans-who-will-be-detained-when-martial-law-is-imposed/

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KNIGHT: Obama liberals expand government to fill hole left by declining morals

Freedom-loving Americans need to resist, pray for a revival

The trouble with liberals is not just that they eventually run out of other people’s money, as Margaret Thatcher observed. It’s that they find new ways every day to project their own dysfunctional worldview on the rest of us.

It’s like living next door to a nuclear-waste dump run by the Bumpusses. You’d like to ignore it, but shards of spent fuel keep falling into your yard and setting your dog on fire.

This is how non-progressive Americans increasingly view our ever-coarsening, “progressive” popular culture and the ruling elites who promote it.

They’re aghast at not only the moral meltdown, but the rise of dictatorial executive power in Washington, as explained to us by the president in his State of the Union address, in which he reduced Congress to a helpmate at best.

As for whether the culture is rotten, ask any anxious parent whose child is out of sight for more than five minutes. Ask middle-class wage earners working on their tax return, trying to please an increasingly ruthless Internal Revenue Service.

It’s all connected.

As the moral, marriage-based culture collapses, the government grows bigger to pick up the pieces.

In such a culture, it’s easy for the president and his media allies to stoke the fires of envy and spread more dependency. It works even better when the people are stoned.

Having softened us up with cultural rot, the left is driving for total political control, with little effective opposition.

Failing to hold the administration accountable for a multitude of scandals, the Republican leadership is now trying to figure out how to raise the national debt and to turn 11 million undocumented Democrats into voters.

To suggest we can just tune out the cultural, political and social mayhem and go about our business is a non-starter. There is no escape. Even if you turn off the news, it seeps in everywhere.

Culturally speaking, there is no traditional moral standard that does not evoke a savage response from the dominant culture. Ask Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty.”

Likewise, there is no earned money that is not considered fair game for confiscation in the name of progress and “equality.” If you complain, you’re at best a racist, and at worst a Tea Party terrorist for whom the IRS is sharpening its knife.

The worst sin of all in the age of iron-fisted, liberal “tolerance” is to react to moral degradation by failing to facilitate it. If you get caught in a nonfestive mood, like the Christian bakery owners and wedding photographers who think the First Amendment protects their right not to be forced to celebrate sin, you are in legal jeopardy.

Coming to your state, unless you live in Jerry Brown’s California or Chris Christie’s New Jersey, which already have this abomination, is a law that says right is wrong and that wrong is mandatory.

California’s statute, which the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld last week, denies the right of parents to take children to licensed therapists to deal with unwanted same-sex desires.

Parents are allowed only to enlist therapists who counsel children to be “gay.” This is America, land of the free?

Isn’t it the liberals who keep telling us to stop imposing our morality on them?

America is not only morally confused, but obsessed with bad behavior. In December, The Wall Street Journal devoted a weekend review section’s front page to an article by Lee Seigel entitled “America the Vulgar.”

After assuring us that he was no prude (his favorite movie is “Last Tango in Paris”), Mr. Siegel does a good job conveying the gnawing fears of many Americans that Miley Cyrus and her obscene “twerking” is the new normal.

“When did the culture become so coarse?” he asks like Rip Van Winkle waking up to a particularly awful hangover.

Insisting that he is “no angry culture warrior,” he nonetheless muses about “a time when there were powerful imprecations instead of mere obscenity — or at least when sexual innuendo, because it was innuendo, served as a delicious release of tension between our private and public lives.”

Well, OK, but the real problem is not lack of sophistication, but the numbing of conscience. Beneath that is contempt for God, the Author of morality.

America’s moral confusion and obsession with materialism was once diagnosed by Soviet dissident and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn in a June 8, 1978, Harvard speech for which he was roundly denounced by America’s intelligentsia, led by The New York Times.

Thirty-six years later, another Russian, a former KGB leader whom Solzhenitsyn would regard as a strange bedfellow, recently made similar observations:

“Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values . Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan.”

Vladimir Putin may be exploiting our moral decline for his own purposes, but to many weary Americans, his remarks ring true.

We are not yet the world’s Great Satan, as our militant Muslim enemies falsely describe us, but we might consider asking our ruling elites in Hollywood, New York and Washington to give the mullahs less evidence for that claim.

Meanwhile, those with faith in God and a love for a free America need to hold tight, pray for revival and become more actively involved in what needs to be a mighty tide of resistance.

Click to http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/31/knight-america-the-vulgar/?page=2

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Our Daily Bread — An Important Command – February 4, 2014

When asked by a lawyer to identify the most important rule in life, Jesus replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). In those words, Jesus summed up what God most desires from us.

I wonder how I can possibly learn to love God with all my heart, soul, and mind. Neal Plantinga remarks on a subtle change in this commandment as recorded in the New Testament. Deuteronomy charges us to love God with all our heart, soul, and strength (6:5). Jesus added the word mind. Plantinga explains, “You shall love God with everything you have and everything you are. Everything.”

That helps us change our perspective. As we learn to love God with everything, we begin to see our difficulties as “our light and momentary troubles”—just as the apostle Paul described his grueling ordeals. He had in mind a “far more exceeding and eternal . . . glory” (2 Cor. 4:17).

In the advanced school of prayer, where one loves God with the entire soul, doubts and struggles do not disappear, but their effect on us diminishes. “We love Him because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19), and our urgent questions recede as we learn to trust His ultimate goodness.

Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek; give what is best.
This all my prayer shall be:
More love, O Christ, to Thee. —Prentiss
The most treasured gift we can give to God is one that He can never force us to give—our love.

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Justice Antonin Scalia says World War II-style internment camps could happen again

Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.

“You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again,” Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussingKorematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.

The local Associated Press report quotes Scalia as using a Latin phrase that means “in times of war, the laws fall silent,” to explain why the court erred in that decision and will do so again.

“That’s what was going on — the panic about the war and the invasion of the Pacific and whatnot,” Scalia said. “That’s what happens. It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war. It’s no justification but it is the reality.”

The late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, who was Japanese-American, was not among those sent to the camps but was declared an “enemy alien.” When he got the chance to fight for his country in World War II, he jumped at it, eventually earning a Medal of Honor for “conspicuous gallantry” near San Terenzo, Italy, in 1945. “I was angered to realize that my government thought that I was disloyal and part of the enemy, and I wanted to be able to demonstrate not only to my government but to my neighbors that I was a good American,” Inouye told Ken Burns in “The War,”as quoted by Reuters.

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Sudden collapse of Harappan civilization may foreshadow superbug threat to modern humans

(NaturalNews) The mystery surrounding the sudden collapse of the ancient city of Harappa, a major urban center that was a prominent feature of the now defunct Indus civilization, recently became a little bit less mysterious thanks to new research out of Appalachian State University. An international team of climatologists, archaeologists and biologists found that rampant disease, among other things, played a major role in the swift decline of this primordial people group — and the same thing could happen to modern humanity as a result of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” believe some.

What exists from the historical record shows that Harappa flourished even before the Indus civilization as a whole reached its peak, spanning 1 million square kilometers in what is now Pakistan and India. Scholars say the city thrived primarily between the years of 2600 and 1700 B.C. but suddenly collapsed for reasons that up until now have remained elusive due to a lack of reliable records and other concrete evidence.

But we now know that the uncontrolled spread of disease played a significant role in the downfall of Harappa, as did the violence and chaos that erupted as a result of a widening social hierarchy. Specifically, the new research found that a combination of socioeconomic inequality and disease — tuberculosis and leprosy, which were new at the time, are believed to have spread quickly during the final days before the collapse — were largely to blame for the city’s ultimate demise.

“In this case, it appears that the rapid urbanization process in Indus cities, and the increasingly large amount of culture contact, brought new challenges to the human population,” says Gwen Robbins Schug, one of the lead researchers involved with the project. “Infectious diseases like leprosy and tuberculosis were probably transmitted across an interaction sphere that spanned Middle and South Asia.”

Rapid urbanization spawned disease spread that killed off entire civilization

A recent exhumation of remains from Harappa revealed that, toward the end of the city’s existence, violence and disease had reached epic proportions. Because of this, Harappa was essentially being evacuated in droves by its residents during the final days leading up to its collapse, a previously unknown fact about the civilization that came as a surprise to historians.

“The collapse of the Indus civilization and the reorganization of its human population has been controversial for a long time,” says Schug.

Though the exact cause of all the violence and corresponding disease that ravished Harappa is still somewhat shrouded in mystery, experts now know that a period of rapid urbanization definitely precluded its undoing. Much like what appears to be occurring in modern society, Harappa “advanced” too quickly and eventually imploded on itself.

“The evidence from Harappa offers insights into how social and biological challenges impacted past societies facing rapid population growth, climate change and environmental degradation,” adds Schug, as quoted by Science Daily. “Unfortunately, in this case, increasing levels of violence and disease accompanied massive levels of migration and resource stress and disproportionate impacts were felt by the most vulnerable members of society.”

Drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ threaten to kill off modern civilization

There is a tendency when looking at ancient history through the lens of today to assume that what happened to them could never happen to us. Modern humanity is simply far too advanced to ever just collapse in on itself, goes the assumption. And yet history also has a seemingly sinister way of repeating itself when you least expect it, in modern times with the threat of drug-resistant “superbugs” brought about as a result of so-called advancements in medicine.

“There are few public health issues of potentially greater importance for society than antibiotic resistance,” says U.K. chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies, as quoted by The Guardian. “It means we are at increasing risk of developing infections that cannot be treated.”

Though admittedly different from what the ancient Harappans faced, the problem of antibiotic overuse in today’s society — or what can more accurately be described as an unrealistic reliance on antibiotics as some type of cure-all for disease — is culminating into an “apocalyptic” threat, to borrow the words of Dame Davies, for modern civilizations.

“We are becoming increasingly reliant on antibiotics in a whole range of areas of medicine,” adds Alan Johnson, consultant clinical scientist at the U.K.’s Health Protection Agency, to The Guardian. “If we don’t have new antibiotics to deal with the problems of resistance we see, we are going to be in serious trouble.”

Sources for this article include:

http://www.sciencedaily.com

http://library.thinkquest.org

http://www.theguardian.com

http://www.newswise.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

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Media ignores Fukushima as probable cause of declining West Coast marine populations

(NaturalNews) Scientists are warning about an alarming decline of marine life along the western coast of North America, with bizarre episodes of malnourished sea lions, starving brown pelicans, whales and dolphins migrating out of season – and a rapidly and drastically declining sardine population.

The disappearance of the sardines, a major food source for mammals and seabirds, as well as farmed fish and humans, has become a major topic of discussion – as fishery operations for this small, oily and important forage fish faces sudden collapse.

A collapse of sardine populations

Commercial fishing for sardines off of Canada’s West Coast is worth an estimated $32 million – but now they are suddenly gone. Back in October,fisherman reported that they came back empty-handed without a single fish after 12 hours of trolling and some $1000 spent on fuel.

Sandy Mazza, for the Daily Breeze, reported a similar phenomenon in central California: “[T]he fickle sardines have been so abundant for so many years – sometimes holding court as the most plentiful fish in coastal waters – that it was a shock when he couldn’t find one of the shiny silver-blue coastal fish all summer, even though this isn’t the first time they’ve vanished.” [emphasis added]

It is not only the commercial value of sardines but their importance as a high-energy staple for whales, dolphins, sea lions, bluefin tuna, pelicans and other sea birds that makes this so significant. Steve Marx, a policy analyst for the Pew Charitable Trust, commented that the shortage “does not bode well for everything in the ocean that relies on sardines to get big and fat and healthy.”

Contaminated water from Fukushima has arrived on the West Coast

While the reasons for these changes may be as complex as the ecological food web that connects them, no one is discussing the elephant in the room – Fukushima.

Admittedly, the contaminated radioactive water being dumped into the Pacific Ocean from the Japanese Fukushima plant has been circulating towards the West since the March 2011 nuclear accident.

The research community knew months before the public was told that high concentrations of cesium-137 had reached the shores of Alaska, British Columbia and California, and will soon reach Mexico. This bombardment of contaminated radioactive water will continue for years to come, with the best estimates showing that the levels will not peak for several years.

Cold-water sardines shifting with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation cycle

The likely impact of Fukushima on marine life throughout the Pacific is compounded by the Pacific Decadal Oscillation – which science only discovered as of 1997 but now believes is a major factor in shifting sardine populations and replacing them with anchovies. This cycle shifts the temperature of Pacific water over the course of decades, replacing warmer water with colder and vice versa, according to the North Pacific gyre’s circular clockwise motion.

Only now, the cycling Pacific waters are also carrying with these shifting temperatures the contaminated radioactive waters flowing from Fukushima toward the West Coast – along with the cool water phase that makes high sardine populations less likely.

Earlier last century, the sardine fishery created a huge boom in Monterey, California’s “Cannery Row,” where enormous amounts of the fish were canned, before the population declined sharply to base levels in the late 50s, where they remained until they began rebounding in the mid-1980s, again driving a boom industry and peaking in about 1999. The sardines recovered again starting about 2003 but have since headed straight for the bottom again after peak numbers at nearly the same time as the Fukushima disaster.

How it is impacting whales and other marine life

The shortage of sardines and other prey is being blamed for some 1,600 sea lion pups that have been diagnosed as “malnourished” by marine biologists working along the West Coast. It is believed that the mother seals didn’t produce enough milk to sustain their young. The same was found with brown pelicans, who’ve demonstrated tell-tale signs of starvation and produced fewer babies.

The quota for the sardine catch was lowered back in November by the Pacific Fishery Management Council after confirmation of severely dwindling population numbers; environmental groups like Oceana have demanded a complete halt to sardine fishing to prevent collapse.

“Is it El Nino? Pacific Decadal Oscillation? [La] Nina? Long-term climate change? More marine mammals eating sardines? Did they all go to Mexico or farther offshore? We don’t know. We’re pretty sure the overall population has declined. We manage them pretty conservatively because we don’t want to end up with another Cannery Row so, as the population declines, we curb fishing.” said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) official Kerry Griffin.

The Monterey County Weekly, a regional publication, highlighted some of the majesty of humpback whale watching ahead of its feature article on the decline of sardines, in part due to over-fishing.

Author David Schmalz wrote, “There’s so much poetry in motion that it’s hard to resist the idea that you are witnessing something historic, that these humpback whales – nearly all of whom normally migrate to Mexico some time in the fall – are trying to tell us something. And they are, if we listen.”

The message is that anchovies have replaced much of the missing sardines as a major marine food source, which may explain the early migration of huge populations of whales.

Yet some fisherman have also turned up a zero-catch on anchovies, just after pulling in giant hauls that many have been relying upon to replace their usual sardine catch. Others have increasingly turned to market squid.

There are other signs, too, of things out of the ordinary: the first ever documented, photographed case of conjoined twin Gray whales washed up on shores in Baja California, Mexico – underdeveloped and apparently miscarried. There is no immediate explanation for the abnormal occurrence.

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Click to http://www.naturalnews.com/043675_Fukushima_marine_populations_West_Coast.html

More young adults skipping the flu vaccine

(NaturalNews) Either the truth about vaccines is finally reaching the masses or Americans in general have simply lost trust in the government and the pharmaceutical industry, because this year many young Americans skipped the strongly pushed flu shot altogether. This act has hardly gone unnoticed, with numerous media outlets warning young adults that they’re this year’s target of H1N1, also known as “swine flu.”

Statistics

A recently released report by Trust for America’s Health shows that only just over one-third of American adults between the ages of 18 and 64 received the flu shot during the 2012-2013 flu season. Statistics show for the same season that 56.6 percent of children aged 6 months to 17 years received the flu shot, and 66.2 percent of seniors 65 and older also received flu vaccinations. Last season, the most vaccines were administered in Massachusetts, with a 57.5 percent vaccination rate, compared with just 34.1 percent in Florida. Only 12 states showed vaccination rates higher than 50 percent: Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Tennessee.

The mainstream media has been relentless in their attempts to scare Americans who have utilized their right to opt out and skip the flu shot. However, the flu propaganda failed to work on 35.7 percent of young adults last season.

What your doctor isn’t telling you 

Dr. Susan Rehm, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, claimed that this year’s primary disease-causing strain is H1N1 and can easily take the life of young people. Dr. Luis Ostrosky, the medical director of epidemiology at a Houston-area hospital said, “The groups at risk for complications from influenza historically have been … the very young and very old, but for H1N1 – even in 2009 – we saw it really affecting young adults, for reasons we don’t really know yet.”

Mike Adams recently pointed out in his report entitled “Scientist exposes flu shots lies and doom-and-gloom media propaganda” how doctors repeatedly warn of the risks associated with catching the flu but almost never discuss the dangerous and sometimes deadly risks connected with the vaccine.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website lists the harmful ingredients, which include formaldehyde, monosodium glutamate (MSG), aluminum, egg proteins, thimerosal (a methylmercury compound) and antibiotics (which fuel the development of superbugs).

Side effects 

Many studies have proven that the flu shot can wreak horrible havoc on humans, causing serious health problems such as miscarriages, narcolepsy, immunosuppression, Alzheimer’s disease, neurological disorders, anaphylactic shock and even death.

In 2009, outrage was sparked after the insert for the H1N1 vaccine manufactured by Novartis became public and listed side effects such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, vasculitis, anaphylactic shock and, again, death. The insert also admitted to a plethora of other nasty side effects like hot flashes, vomiting, nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disorders and so forth. (Click here for the lengthy list of side effects).

Just one year later, the World Health Organization (WHO) recorded a possible link between the monovalent H1N1 vaccine called Pandemrix and the development of narcolepsy in 12 countries. Narcolepsy is a chronic nervous system disorder that causes people to uncontrollably fall asleep. Finland, one of the countries involved, openly acknowledged the link between the two and promised to pay for a “lifetime of medical care” for the 79 children who were affected. Also, even more shockingly, 76 of the 79 children affected also developed hallucinations and “paralyzing physical collapses.” The CDC admits to the link but claims Pandemrix, which was produced in Europe, wasn’t licensed for use in the US.

The CDC claims that the flu is widespread in 35 states this year but particularly high in the following 13 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.

While getting the flu is never fun, suffering from a lifelong debilitating condition, or even worse, death, is far more to be feared. If you do end up becoming a victim of the flu shot, or any other vaccine gone wrong, due to a 1986 law passed by Congress, the pharmaceutical company maintains no liability whatsoever. Victims of harmful vaccines are sent to a separate court referred to as the “vaccine court,” where the families of victims lose power and Big Pharma remains protected.

Other sources include:

http://healthyamericans.org

http://www.cdc.gov

http://www.ourcivilisation.com

http://ca.news.yahoo.com

http://www.post-gazette.com

http://www.chron.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

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Egyptian GM maize study shows toxic effects after just 91 days

(NaturalNews) A new study by Egyptian researchers has found that Bt corn is not substantially equal to non-genetically modified parent corn and is actually toxic to rats after barely three months.

Meanwhile, a second study, which examined the effects on rats on a diet containing the GM corn, found that it caused untoward changes in body organ function and weight, as well as blood biochemistry which indicated possible toxicity, according to a summary by GMWatch.org.

The site also reported that a third study, a histopathological examination, was carried out on the rats fed the genetically modified corn. Researchers found clear signs of organ pathology in the group fed GM corn versus a group fed with non-GM maize. This study found obvious signs of pathology, especially in the liver, kidney and small intestine. Also, an examination of the testes revealed tissue necrosis (death) and desquamation (shedding) of the spermatogonial cells, which form the foundation of sperm cells and, as such, male fertility, and only after 91 days of feeding.

In particular, researchers tested Monsanto’s Ajeeb YG (YieldGuard), which was genetically modified to be insect-resistant. According to an abstract of the studies:

For the last decades there has been a growing interest from the food crop industry to construct and produce genetically modified (GM) crops with the primary goal to significantly increase the yield and avoid the use of pesticides. At present, GM crops are grown and consumed by humans in many countries, for example corn expressing the insecticidal gene.

Organ weight, function, blood serum all affected

Scientists note that an important requirement in any toxicological experiment involving GM crops is the ability to assess the effects of “xenobiotics,” which is a chemical found in an organism that is not normally produced or expected to be present in that organism. For many organs, this testing is done through macroscopic examination of the organs – measuring organ weight, as well as conducting a histopathological examination of the tissue.

“Organ weight can be the most sensitive indicator of an effect of an experimental compound, as significant differences in organ weight between treated and untreated (control) animals may occur in the absence of any morphological changes,” said the abstract. “Biochemical analyses are useful in chronic toxicity studies because in-vivo effects of clinical treatments are reported. When certain types of cells are damaged, they may leak enzymes into the blood, where they can be measured as indicators of cell damage.”

Researchers say that clinical pathological evaluation is one method utilized to gauge the efficacy and safety of “novel food sources” when they must be examined to determine whether they are safe ingredients for human consumption. In this vein, liver and kidney function tests, along with serum blood contents, were utilized to evaluate safety. Serum protein and albumin are also used often to evaluate toxicity and such.

GM corn caused quick damage

In the first study:

Obviously, the genetic modification of Bt corn showed significant differences from the conventional counterpart, where, the total protein, crude fat, crude fiber & total saccharides showed significant increase in Bt corn as compared to non-Bt corn. Whereas, the starch content showed significant decreased compared to non-Bt. The mineral content were also affected, where calcium & sodium were significantly decreased in Bt corn, while phosphorous increased dramatically in Bt corn.

Researchers went on to say that all fatty acids were detected using various values in Bt corn, as compared to non-Bt corn, with the exception of palmitoleic acid and octadecenoic acids.

“Thus, it may be concluded that the genetic modification process caused several alternation in the chemical composition in corn that may be toxic to the human food and the animals feed.”

Sources:

http://www.gmwatch.org

http://www.academia.edu

http://www.academia.edu

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