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Category Archives: Injustice

The Latest Smart Meter Blunder in the UK

764_-3According to The Daily Telegraph millions of smart meters installed in British households under the Government’s flagship scheme may need to be replaced due to an IT bungle. Last night consumer experts described the smart meter roll-out as a “cock up” while sources at major energy firms admitted the cost was “spiraling” despite customers receiving “sub-par experiences”. Read more of this post

More Smart Meter Problems

smartmeter_-_low_resA Dutch study by the University of Twente, in collaboration with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, discovered that energy saving light bulbs, LED bulbs and dimmers can give false meter readings that are 582 per cent higher than they should be. Professor Frank Leferink of the UT estimates that potentially inaccurate meters have been installed in at least 750,000 Dutch households. Read more of this post

Massive Smart Meter Malfunction


Don’t believe the industry hype that electric smart meter are accurate. There are just too many consumer reports of inflated bills and the latest is a whopper. The UK’s Daily Telegraph reports on one energy company’s malfunctioning smart meters charging electricity users as much as £33,000 ($40,580) for a day’s power. Read more of this post

No Aloha? Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Sues Hawaiians Then Backs Out

face1536.49566094047.originalUpdate 1/25/2017 Mark Zuckerberg will drop his lawsuit to force the sale of small tracts of land within his Kauai estate, the Facebook CEO announced today in Kauai’s newspaper, The Garden Island. The Facebook CEO, who owns a chunk of land on Kauai, filed eight “quiet title” lawsuits on Dec. 30, “seeking to force owners of 14 small properties to sell their stakes in their land at public auction.” The 14 parcels are surrounded by roughly 700 acres on Kauai’s north shore that Zuckerberg bought two years ago for about $100 million. Under Hawaii law, the owners of these parcels have rights to access their property through Zuckerberg’s land. Read more of this post

Journalist Glenn Greenwald on the Witch-Hunt Against Trump

2814541801Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who helped disseminate Edward Snowden’s shocking  revelations to the world, has posted an article warning about the suspicious ongoing propaganda war against Donald Trump and the “classic Cold War dirty tactics” being employed.  “In January 1961 Dwight Eisenhower delivered his farewell address after serving two terms as U.S. president; the five-star general chose to warn Americans of this specific threat to democracy: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” Read more of this post

The Doors’ Legendary Drummer John Densmore Appeals to President Obama – Apologize to Native Americans

standing-rock-protestors_inlineWriting in Rolling Stone, Densmore begins: “First of all, Turtle Island is the name of this continent we live on… that’s right, not “America … as in North America,” but the name given by the first peoples of this land. According to the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, the United States, Canada and Mexico are passing political entities, having their legitimacies to be sure. But according to Mr. Snyder, they will lose their mandate if they continue to abuse the land. As he writes in 2009’s The Practice of the Wild, “The State is destroyed, but the mountains and rivers remain.” Read more of this post

How Media Controls The Message – The Real Fake News


In this time of “fake news” headlines, here are some excerpts from revealing accounts by award-winning journalists in the book “Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press” published in 2004, which revealed major media corruption. Publishers Weekly: In this illuminating anthology, editor Borjesson succinctly explains the journalist’s predicament: “The buzzsaw is what can rip through you when you try to investigate or expose anything this country’s large institutions be they corporate or government want kept under wraps.” Read more of this post

When Nuclear Power Fails


Japan has finally agreed to scrap an experimental fast-breeder nuclear reactor that drained government finances for decades.  Government ministers decided to decommission the trouble-plagued “Monju” reactor. It has cost Japan about 1 trillion yen ($8.5 billion) while operating only 250 days since it started up 22 years ago, due to continuing problems. The reactor was named after the Buddhist deity of wisdom (Manjusri in Tibetan Buddhism). Read more of this post

GMO Studies & Conflicts of Interest

gmo-254539_1280Researchers have found that a large share of scientific studies on genetically modified (GM) crops were tainted by conflicts of interest, mostly because of having an employee of a GM producing company as one of the authors or having received funding from the company. Read more of this post

Sugar Industry Propaganda Study


A new study funded by food companies challenges recommendations by public health officials for people to cut sugar consumption, saying there is no clear link between consumption of added sugar and health effects. “Guidelines on dietary sugar do not meet criteria for trustworthy recommendations and are based on low-quality evidence,” said Bradley Johnston of The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, one of the co-authors in an article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM). Read more of this post