Category Archives: General News

Scientific skinful – health and electronic tattoos

The Australian | July 17, 2014

By Chris Griffith

THESE days we’re used to seeing the extensively tattooed bodies of our pop stars, footballers and Olympians.

In a couple of years, these stars could also be wearing tattoos of a much more advanced sort. Electronic tattoos on different areas of their bodies will collect data about their heartbeat, muscular output, breathing and hydration levels.

Anti-Illegal Immigration Coalition Plans Weekend of Protests Throughout U.S.

Mashable | July 18, 2014

By Sylvan Lane

Three staunchly conservative political groups are planning more than 300 protests against President Barack Obama’s handling of immigrants, as the crisis at the United States border wears on. The events are scheduled to take place around the country Friday and Saturday.

Questions over why Malaysian plane flew over Ukrainian warzone

RT | July 18, 2014

As the world tries to cope with the tragic loss of almost 300 people in the apparent downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane over Ukraine, questions have arisen over why the civil aircraft was directed over a war zone.

MH17, carrying passengers from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on Thursday in Ukraine’s Donetsk Region, the scene of intensive battles between Ukrainian troops and local militias defying Kiev’s rule. In the last several days the militias scored a number of successes, including the reported downing of three Ukrainian military aircraft.

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Buffett gives record $2.1 billion donation to Gates foundation

Chicago Tribune | July 15, 2014

Comment From Old-Thinker News: Foundations serve another, much less discussed purpose. They are not entirely altruistic as their PR campaigns would lead us to believe. The wealth of the individuals who own the large foundations is protected from taxation, and those who support them.  The Rockefeller Foundation was conveniently founded in 1913, the same year that the income tax was ratified. John D. Rockefeller Sr. pioneered this art of so called “scientific giving”, and modern day philanthropists have followed in his footsteps.

Hundreds of cities fight back against ‘invasion’

WND | July 16, 2014

By Leo Hohmann

A massive protest scheduled for July 18 and 19 across the United States is aimed at stopping the influx of Central American children flooding across the border, and more than a dozen smaller community protests already have played roles in stopping the children from being brought there.

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control

The Guardian | July 10, 2014

By Antony Loewenstein

At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney – that’s a ‘totalitarian mentality’

William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold War but resigned soon after September 11, disgusted by Washington’s move towards mass surveillance.

Appeals court rules immigrant ‘dreamers’ can get driver’s licenses

Washington Times | July 7, 2014

By Stephen Dinan

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that young adult illegal immigrants whom President Obama has given tentative permission to be in the country — so-called “dreamers” — are also entitled to driver’s licenses and ordered Arizona to issue them.

The ruling comes while the government is debating policy about a new wave of illegal immigrant children who are surging across the border in Texas, overwhelming federal authorities’ ability to handle them.