Monthly Archives: May 2015

Global Warming? How About Global Cooling?

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(Daily Caller) – A new study out of the United Kingdom predicts the Earth is about to go through a major climatic shift that could mean decades of cooler temperatures and fewer hurricanes hitting the United States.

Scientists at the University of Southampton predict that a cooling of the Atlantic Ocean could cool global temperatures a half a degree Celsius and may offer a “brief respite from the persistent rise of global temperatures,” according to their study.

This cooling phase in the Atlantic will influence “temperature, rainfall, drought and even the frequency of hurricanes in many regions of the world,” says Dr. Gerard McCarthy. The study’s authors based their results on ocean sensor arrays and 100 years of sea-level data.

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Hillary Clinton’s Racketeering trial announced by federal court judge

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Although presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton wants the current controversies surrounding her emails, her charity’s suspicious donors, the Benghazi consulate slaughter and other questionable activities to be in the rearview mirror of her race for the White House, a Florida judge on Friday set a trial date for a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Criminal Organization) lawsuit brought against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a Washington, D.C., watchdog group that specializes in government corruption and criminal enterprise cases.

MORE:  http://www.examiner.com/article/hillary-clinton-s-rico-trial-announced-by-federal-court-judge?CID=examiner_alerts_article

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IBM program lets banks and retailers spy on your Twitter, facebook and other social media

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Published on May 28, 2015

IBM CHICAGO | While the fight for your privacy rages on Capitol Hill IBM just unleashed a powerful new spy tool into the public sector. http://youtu.be/hM28eK-Ynx4

IBM today announced 20 new industry-specific solutions with pre-built predictive analytics capabilities that will make it easier and faster for corporations to act.

Specifically designed for the banking, telecommunications, insurance and retail industries it taps into your social networking activities and predicts your next move.

The future is coming fast, and like the film Minority Report big banks and mega retailers will know your move before you ever think it.

Urban Outfitters, National Grid, Deloitte, Interactive Data Managed Solutions, and Adelaide Bank and more are Already on board with the new spy program.

No longer is the NSA alone in spying on you now IBM is leveraging your “Behavioral analytics” based on your Facebook and Twitter posts.

While at least the NSA has to pay lip service to the Constitution in brave new world corporations don’t.

Should IBM be allowed to harvest your social online activities and hand them to corporations to predict your next move?

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NYC Bans Holding Your Breath

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New York City is putting up warning signs at all public pools prohibiting prolonged breath holding.

It is part of a movement to raise awareness of the peril that has killed accomplished swimmers and to stop it by banning lengthy breath holding in the nation’s estimated 300,000 public pools.

Goldberg tells us that New York City and Santa Barbara, California, have, along with perhaps some other U.S. cities, already outlawed the practice.

MORE:  http://govtslaves.info/now-the-government-wants-to-ban-holding-your-breath/

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See also:  NYC BANS “MANSPREADINBG”

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Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price • FULL DOCUMENTARY FILM • BRAVE NEW FILMS [VIDEO]

Published on Nov 26, 2014
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The film exposes Wal-Mart’s unscrupulous business practices through interviews with former employees, small business owners, and footage of Walmart executives. SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… BRAVE NEW FILMS BOXED SET: http://www.bravenewfilms.org/10thanni…

(2:22) – How Walmart Destroys Communities – Whether it’s a family rum hardware store or a small eye glass store, when Walmart opens in small towns like Middlefield, Ohio long established, independently run stores are hurt. The Hunter family open H&H Hardware in 1962. When a new Walmart was build in town, they were driven out of business.

(15:20) – How Walmart Profits from Poverty (And Sticks Taxpayers With The Bill) – Walmart stores are frequently short staffed, not because they can’t find workers but because they want to save on their labor experiences. This comes from the top, the corporate doesn’t budget enough money for payroll. Because Walmart doesn’t pay fair wages, their employers need to go on public assistance programs.

(25:13) How Walmart Rolls Back Worker’s Rights – Walmart is one of the most anti-unoin companies in America. Store managers keep an eye on employees they suspect are either sympathetic to unions or are active union organizers.

(33:56) – Walmart Cheats Workers – It is estimated that they cheated workers out of $150 million dollars. Walmart would teach managers how to digitally change people’s time cards as not to pay overtime and reduce store experiences.

(44:35) -Subsidies – The subsidies Walmart gets from city governments takes funding away from public schools. When Walmart opened stored in Denver, they got $1.7 million in city subsidies, if the money had gone to the Denver Public Schools system, they wouldn’t had have to shut down three schools. Subsidies also give Walmart an unfair business advantage over small, locally owned stores that offer better pay and benefits for their workers.

(54:46) – Environmental Ruin -In Belmont, North Carolina, a Catawba Riverkeeper noticed that runoff from herbicides and pesticides was flowing into the river and polluting the town’s drinking water. It was only after the local news aired a report on the water contamination that a local manager moved those toxic substance to a better storage site. The company’s main offices were unresponsive.

(1:00:10) – Imports From China – In China, factory workers can live in dorms owned by Walmart – workers pay rent and utilities. If they move out of the dorms, to live in a place not connected to Walmart, they still have to pay rent for the dorms. Workers work in factories with poor ventilation. They are told to lie to inspectors about how many days they work: six, when they really work seven days a week. All of this to make less than $3 a day.

(1:12:33) – Greed – Lee Scott, the CEO of Walmart made $27,207,799 in 2005 when, the average Walmart hourly sales employee made $13,861 annually. The family who owns Walmart, the Waltons, is one of America’s wealthiest family, yet they barely give anything to charity. They are worth $102 billion.

(1:16:10) – No Security – Kidnappings, robberies, and car jackings…80% of crime that occurs at Walmarts in California takes place in the stores’ parking lot, yet most of the stores’ security officers are posted within the store. As early as 1994, Walmart knew that it had issues with its’ parking lot security, but they hid these internal reports. They also knew that adding roving patrols in parking lots greatly reduce crime

(1:25:06) – Taking Control – Walmart is a powerful corporation! However, we can beat them. Two communities, one in Arizona and another in Southern California did just that! They stopped a Walmart from coming into their communities.

ABOUT BRAVE NEW FILMS Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films are at the forefront of the fight to create a just America. Using new media and internet video campaigns, Brave New Films has created a quick-strike capability that informs the public, challenges corporate media with the truth, and motivates people to take action on social issues nationwide. Brave New Films’ investigative films have scrutinized the impact of U.S. drone strikes; the war on whistleblowers; and Wal Mart’s corporate practices. The company’s films have received more than 56 million views online.

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“60 Minutes” Reports on the Dangers of Walmart (1996) [VIDEO]

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Published on May 22, 2012

In this clip from “60 Minutes,” which originally aired June 30, 1996, the devastating impact of Walmart on small communities is explored. Anti-Walmart guru Al Norman is interviewed. Norman is the author of “Occupy Walmart,” “Slam-Dunking Walmart,” and “The Case Against Walmart.”

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US police kill more than two people a day

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standardised system for recording shooting deaths across the country’s thousands of law enforcement agencies.

Data collected by the Washington Post newspaper suggests that the number of people shot by US police is twice as high as official figures claim.

The paper said that during the first five months of this year, 385 people – more than two a day – were killed.

The number of black people was disproportionately high among the victims, especially unarmed ones.

Official statistics rely on self-reported figures from law enforcement agencies.

They suggest about 400 people have been killed each year since 2008.

MORE:  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32950383

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