Archive for June 2012
Sovereign Man on JUNE 29, 2012
Living in the digital age has created new opportunities for advertisers to track more data than ever before. The Internet has revolutionized the marketing industry by the pure volume of data they’re able to record from visitors on their site. However, the gross majority of info these agencies collect is done without the user’s knowledge or consent. To give privacy back to the customers, the Senate Commerce Committee is now deliberating regulation that would force companies to allow visitors to decide if they want their info tracked. The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports:
At a hearing yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee took up the issue of online tracking, the browser-based Do Not Track flag, and, in an unlikely turn of events, cybersecurity. The hearing included testimony from Ohio State University Law School’s Prof. Peter Swire, Mozilla’s Alex Fowler, the Association of National Advertisers’ Bob Liodice, and TechFreedom’s Berin Szoka.
Do Not Track is a signal that users can set in their browsers to tell websites they don’t want their online web browsing tracked by companies with whom they have no relationship. Momentum for Do Not Track has been building over several years, inspired in part by high-profile privacy scandals as well as acomprehensive expose series by the Wall Street Journal showing that the nation’s 50 top websites on average installed 64 pieces of tracking technology onto the computers of visitors, usually with no warning. Do Not Track has beenendorsed by the FTC and is the cornerstone of legislation proposed by Senator Rockefeller.
The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), an advertising industry consortium, has adopted principles for online data collection that fall far short of Do Not Track. According to Prof. Swire’s written testimony, the exceptions in the 2011 DAA principles “are so open-ended that I have not been able to discern any limits on collection under them.” For example, he notes that the “market research” exemption includes “research about consumers,” which “would seem to include keeping track of every click made by a consumer.”
Source: Sovereign Man
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Beware of drinking from the garden hose as temperatures soar toward 100 degrees.
A new study conducted by Healthy Stuff finds drinking water from a garden hose can be dangerous to your health.
Of the 90 water hoses used in the study, all contained lead and phthalates that exceeded levels set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Thirty-three percent of those hoses contained lead levels higher than the guidelines set in the federal Safe Drinking Water Standard.
The four phthalates found in the water are currently banned from being used in children’s products.
The tests also showed that the drinking water from a hose contained PVC plastic additives, which can cause birth defects, liver toxicity, and cancer.
The study suggests that you should always stay away from drinking from a hose to beat the heat, but if you need to, to always let it run for a few seconds.
Source: CBS Washington DC
Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued their ruling on the constitutionality of Obamacare. For those who like big government and business and hate freedom and liberty, you won!
You didn’t win “free” healthcare. You won unlimited government control of our lives. According to the decision, Congress has unlimited power to mandate and tax. If you don’t buy an insurance policy, you pay a tax. If you don’t buy whatever the government tells you to buy, you will pay a tax. Tax, tax, tax.
It should now be clear that the United States of America is over. In all of history, mankind has gone from slavery to freedom and back. We are most assuredly in a period of slavery. Slaves to the whims of legislators and courts. America used to be the beacon of hope, freedom and liberty, but now America is a socialist, fascist state. Where America takes from the producers at gun point with threats of violence and transfer it to government and corporations.
The power to tax is the power to destroy and this system can not stand. This system borrows over a trillion dollars per year above the taxes we pay. How much longer can the system borrow unlimited fiat money?
For you in favor of this systems, enjoy it while you can. The merry-go-round will stop one day.
Quote of Sir Winston Churchill:
“Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are searching for a woman who was caught on surveillance camera assaulting a man on a SEPTA bus last month.
The incident happened on May 31st on a Route 23 SEPTA bus on the 5700 block of Germantown Avenue.
Police say a little before 2:30 p.m., a woman described as black female, 5’5” with a stocky build boarded the bus and right after sitting down, she suddenly got up, approached a man sitting a few rows behind her and began assaulting him.
Watch The Video (Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)
Source: CBS Philly
Posted June 27, 2012on:
By Dr. Mercola
In a startling reversal of years of pressing healthy and symptom-free men to get routine PSA prostate tests, U.S. health officials now say these tests do more harm than good.
What’s more, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said they aren’t recommending the tests for men of any age.
The task force is basing its new stance on research that shows that only zero to one out of every 1,000 men who are screened would actually benefit from the exam, while many others would suffer from the side effects of unnecessary treatments, ranging from impotence to death.
Task Force Rules PSA Test Not Worth the Risk for Most Men
The prostate-specific antigen test (PSA test), analyzes your blood for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a substance produced by your prostate gland. When higher-than-normal levels of PSA are detected, it is believed that cancer may be present, even though other factors, such as age or enlarged prostate, can also cause elevated levels. A biopsy is often recommended at that time to determine whether cancer is, in fact, present.
While public health agencies such as the American Urological Association still recommend PSA testing, in 2008 the USPSTF recommended that men over the age of 75 no longer get PSA screenings and began reviewing data to make a decision about younger men.
Their review is now complete, and after reviewing published research to measure the benefits and harms of screening for prostate cancer with PSA testing, they gave the test a “D” rating, meaning that “there is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits.”
“For men of any age, the USPSTF recommends that doctors and patients do not screen for prostate cancer because the potential benefits do not outweigh the harms. However, the USPSTF realizes that some men may continue requesting the PSA test and some physicians may continue offering it. The decision to start or continue screening should be an informed one that reflects an understanding of the possible benefits and harms and should respect an individual man’s preferences.”
PSA Levels Can be Elevated for Many Reasons
Many experts agree that PSA testing is unreliable at best and useless at worst for accurately diagnosing prostate cancer, because PSA levels fluctuate for a variety of reasons, one being age, which causes PSA levels to rise. According to the National Cancer Institute:
” … there is no specific normal or abnormal PSA level. In addition, various factors, such as inflammation (e.g., prostatitis), can cause a man’s PSA level to fluctuate. It is also common for PSA values to vary somewhat from laboratory to laboratory. Consequently, one abnormal PSA test result does not necessarily indicate the need for a prostate biopsy.”
However, biopsy is typically what is recommended if a PSA test comes back high. Similar to mammograms (which the USPSTF ruled were no longer necessary for women under 50), the PSA screening has a high false positive rate, and the bulk of the harm is a result of the damage done by subsequent unnecessary treatments.
There are over one million prostate cancer tissue biopsy procedures performed annually in the U.S. Approximately 25 percent of these tissue biopsies are reported “positive,” indicating the presence of prostate cancer. The remaining 75 percent are reported “negative.” One-third of the men with initial “negative” results for prostate cancer actually do have prostate cancer that was missed by the biopsy.
A prostate biopsy involves inserting fine needles into the prostate gland. But specialists have begun to worry about a recent, significant increase in the risk of complications from the procedure. In particular, they are concerned about hard-to-treat bloodstream infections that can require weeks of treatment. Over the past decade, the rate of hospital admissions in Ontario, Canada, for serious infections caused by prostate biopsy increased four-fold.
Many men also experience pain, fever, bleeding, difficulty urinating, or other serious problems following a biopsy, not to mention the worry over the procedure and its negative results. If cancer is detected through a biopsy, which reportedly occurs in about 120 cases in 1,000, surgery, radiation or hormone treatment is typically offered, and upwards of 90 percent of men will accept. This, too, is problematic because the treatment itself can lead to complications, even death, whereas prostate cancer is often very slow growing, may never become invasive, and therefore is sometimes better left untreated.
“If a biopsy finds seemingly malignant cells, as happens to 120 in 1,000 screened men, about 90 percent of men opt for surgery, radiation or hormone-deprivation therapy. Up to five men in 1,000 opting for surgery will die within a month of the operation; 10 to 70 more will have serious cardiovascular complications such as a stroke or heart attack. After radiotherapy and surgery, 200 to 300 of 1,000 men suffer incontinence, impotence or both. Hormone-deprivation therapy causes erectile dysfunction in about 400 of 1,000 men.”
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Posted June 26, 2012on:
(NaturalNews) One of the most common arguments people often use to defend vaccinations alleges that vaccines are responsible for eradicating epidemic diseases of the past such as polio and smallpox. But a recent investigative review put together by Jeffry John Aufderheide over at VacTruth.com explains not only why this claim is untrue, but also why pesticides may have been responsible for spurring these disease outbreaks in the first place.
As part of a trivia series on polio, Aufderheide cites several studies showing that the widespread use of chemical pesticides such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT, and heptachlor following World War II, actual exacerbated viral disease outbreaks across the United States.
On a visual graph, it is clearly seen that the production and use of pesticides throughout the mid-20th century is directly correlated to polio outbreaks, including the worst polio epidemic in known history, which occurred in 1952.
You can view the graph here:
According to a report compiled by the Secretary of the Interior that was presented before the 85th Congress back in 1958, polio really only became a problem after the 1940s, when chemical companies began to produce large amounts of DDT, heptachlor, dieldrin, tetraethyl pyrophosphate (TEPP), malathion, benzene hexachloride (BHC) and other pesticide chemicals for use on agricultural crops. Prior to that time, polio was not nearly as virulent or problematic as many people believe it was.
As DDT and other pesticides were eventually phased out, cases of polio also began to decline, which suggests that vaccines may not have been primarily responsible for eradicating polio. Improvements in sanitation, which are hardly ever mentioned by mainstream health authorities, also played a major role in eradicating polio.
Learn more: Natural News