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Category Archives: Injustice

Hawaii’s Fake Missile Attack, Dr. Strangelove, The War Game, and America’s “Nazi” Radiation Experiments

war8bdae6cb7b9838a542a9dAround 8 am on Saturday morning last week virtually all the mobile phones in Hawaii lit up with a warning of an impending ballistic missile attack. We often get beeping warnings on our phones for flash flooding in the islands, so when my phone went off I didn’t even bother looking. Then friends started calling. I immediately though it was either a hoax or hack as couldn’t find any info on the web, plus there were no siren warnings. Read more of this post

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Facebook’s Campaign to Hook Young Kids

messenger-kids.720x405Facebook’s new app, Messenger Kids, which is targeted toward children aged 6-12, is an ingenious ploy to hook kids and expand the company’s global domination. The rollout comes as a former Facebook executive warns the social network he helped to create, is “ripping society apart.” Read more of this post

Big Brother Surveillance China Style

china3By 2020 China will have implemented a mandatory Big Brother social ranking score for every one of their citizens. The behavior of every single citizen and legal person (which includes every company or other entity)in China will be rated and ranked, whether they like it or not. Read more of this post

How the US E.P.A. Removes Scientists That Want to Protect the Environment

smokestacks-sunsetControversial Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, the guy who sued the EPA many times while Oklahoma’s Attorney General, has devised a genius way to silence critics, i.e. those wanting to protect the environment. He announced scientists receiving EPA grants for their research (you know the smart ones) would no longer be eligible to serve on committees that provide his agency with expert scientific input, including the Scientific Advisory Board, the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Board of Scientific Counselors. Read more of this post

Say What? Chicken Industry’s Bizarre View of Millennials

chickenhODlmLTRjNDJmZmJlZDg1ZgThis not a joke. Here is an extract from a real (not fake) article on the WATTAgNet web site about how to coax millennials into eating more chicken, taken from the Chicken Marketing Summit talk in North Carolina in July, by expert Richard Kottmeyer. First off – Millennials find science-based information suspect. “If you only approach these consumers with science-based information they will believe the poultry producer is trying to hide something,” said Kottmeyer. Read more of this post

Monsanto’s War on the International Agency for Research on Cancer

glyphosate-is-good-for-meEver since the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released a report suggesting that glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling pesticide Roundup, could cause cancer, there has been a relentless campaign to discredit the agency. Read more of this post

Another Pesticide Threat to Bees

Bees-Collect-Nectar-from-Strawberry-FlowersFrench bee keepers are up in arms over the authorization of the insecticide sulfoxaflor they warn could sound the death knell of their already decimated bee population, reports The Telegraph. Bee hives have been hit in Europe, North America and elsewhere by a mysterious phenomenon called “colony collapse disorder”. The blight has been blamed on mites, a virus or fungus, pesticides, or a combination of factors. Read more of this post

Electronic Heroin

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China’s state newspaper People’s Daily has declared a controversial mobile phone game “electronic heroin” that is ” poisoning” teenagers. Called Honor of Kings it has become the world’s top-grossing (paywall) mobile game, with some 50 million active daily users. The People’s Daily also declared that the game “has been constantly releasing negative energy” to the society. Read more of this post

The Rise of the Attention Economy

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“Everyone is distracted – all of the time” Justin Rosenstein, Facebook engineer who created the “like” button. “We’ve habituated ourselves into a perpetual cognitive style of outrage, by internalising the dynamics of the medium,” former Google strategist James Williams. Read more of this post

Karoshi – Death By Overworking

japanese-1Japan has a unique word for a form of death foreign to most nations – karoshi: death from overwork. It was first publicly recognized in 1987, when Japan’s health ministry began logging cases after the sudden deaths of a string of executives. A karoshi hotline provides information on this disturbing social phenomenon. Read more of this post