Plastic Rating System – unhealthy opinions vs. facts

There was something bugging me when I got back from the recent conference I attended… but it wasn’t until I refilled the re-usable water bottle from my office that I remembered what it was. Those two gentlemen sitting near me during a break were talking loud enough for me to hear and become interested: «Hey Charlie, I’m ok – my bike bottle is a 2 and my other bottle is a 1 – so thanks for the info». Once it was clear that they were discussing the safety of plastic drinking bottles, I had to ask them to inform me. They told me that the codes on the bottom of every plastic bottle indicate different plastics which correlate to the safety of the bottle.. «1’s are the safest and 7’s are the most dangerous, generally», they said. «Wow – thanks guys – I’ll take a look when I get home!».

So a few days later, with my new «green» water bottle in hand, I remember this discussion and flipped over my bottle – huh? «SEVEN!?» I said out loud. Time for some research, since it’s hard to believe I would be given a water bottle which is good for the environment but bad for me. Well – it turns out I wish I had gotten the contact info for those two gentlemen – no, not to yell at them – but to tell them the facts. The codes are there as Συνέχεια

«A Time Bomb For Civil Liberties»: France Adopts a New Biometric ID Card

This post has been authored by Angela Daly, international legal fellow

On Tuesday March 6, the French National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) passed a law proposing the creation of a new biometric ID card for French citizens with the justification of combating “identity fraud”. More than 45 million individuals in France will have their fingerprints and digitized faces stored in what would be the largest biometric database in the country. The bill was immediately met with negative reactions. Yesterday more than 200 members of the French Parliament referred it to the Conseil constitutionnel, challenging its compatibility with Europeans’ fundamental rights framework, including the right to privacy and the presumption of innocence. The Conseil will consider whether the law is contrary to the French Constitution.

The new law compels the creation of a biometric ID card that includes a compulsory chip containing various pieces of personal information, including fingerprints, a photograph, home address, height, and Συνέχεια

How FDA and Big Pharma mislead millions into taking dangerous anti-depressants

(NaturalNews) The anti-depressant fraud toothpaste is out of the tube, at least partly. A Harvard Medical School psychologist, Irving Kirsch, who has been studying placebo effects for three decades, recently came up with the documented conclusion that pharmaceutical anti-depressants don’t work.

This is big news for many Natural News readers and writers. But this conclusion had the prescription-pad psychiatrists and FDA crying foul, loudly. Why? Kirsch’s conclusion was Συνέχεια

Έμεινε έγκυος και το έμαθαν πρώτα οι εταιρείες προσωπικών δεδομένων

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Μετά από πολύμηνη έρευνα, οι NY Times δημοσιεύουν ένα εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρον άρθρο, γύρω από το πως οι εταιρείες μελετώντας τις καταναλωτικές μας συνήθειες, μπορούν να γνωρίζουν σχεδόν τα πάντα γύρω από την προσωπική μας ζωή , ακόμα τα πιο μεγάλα μας »μυστικά», πριν ακόμα τα ανακοινώσουμε στους ανθρώπους του περιβάλλοντός μας.

Έτσι το ηλεκτρονικό πολυκατάστημα Target στην Αμερική, γνώριζε για την εγκυμοσύνη μιας έφηβης πριν από τον πατέρα της! 

Ένας πατέρας διαπίστωσε έκπληκτος πως ανάμεσα στην αλληλογραφία της έφηβης κόρης του υπήρχε μια προσφορά για μωρουδιακά ρούχα και προϊόντα. Αμέσως διαμαρτυρήθηκε στο κατάστημα, Συνέχεια

Νέος διαδικτυακός πόλεμος Κίνας – ΗΠΑ

Νέος διαδικτυακός πόλεμος Κίνας ΗΠΑ


Σε εξέλιξη βρίσκεται ο διαδικτυακός πόλεμος ανάμεσα σε ΗΠΑ και Ουάσιγκτον, με τις βολές εκατέρωθεν για κυβερνοεπιθέσεις να δίνουν και να παίρνουν. Μάλιστα, ο κινεζικός στρατός κατηγόρησε την Ουάσινγκτον για έναν «παγκόσμιο διαδικτυακό πόλεμο» εναντίον αραβικών και άλλων κυβερνήσεων, λίγες ημέρες αφότου η Google και το Στέιτ Ντιπάρτμεντ κατήγγειλαν κινεζικές κυβερνοεπιθέσεις εναντίον υψηλόβαθμων αξιωματούχων.