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This Syrup Is 10x More Powerful Than Penicillin

This Syrup Is 10x More Powerful Than Penicillin – Kills All Infections And Bacteria From Your Organism

The winter season is almost over but unfortunately the flu season is still very much present. As the weather improves all the bacteria and infections start rampaging our organism and our immune system just can’t fight it any more.
Antibiotics are always an option but even they can’t stand up against some drug-resistant viruses and have a long list of side effects. It’s always better to try and improve your immune system and restore your health using natural ingredients, which believe it or not can be much more powerful than antibiotics and prescription drugs.

This recipe we’re about to share is 10 times more powerful than antibiotics in treating respiratory infections, sore throat, persistent cough, asthma, breathing difficulties as well as chronic bronchitis. It’s real simple to make and you only need 3 ingredients which everyone has at home.

Ingredients:

Garlic cloves (per desire)
½ cup of water
¼ cup of organic ACV
½ cup of organic honey
Health benefits of the ingredients

Garlic is widely known as a powerful natural remedy and has been used for respiratory problems for centuries. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties and boosts the immune system. Garlic has the power to fight mutation changes in viruses. It’s very effective in the fight against new and mutated viruses. Its power comes from the compound called allicin, which is 10 times more powerful than penicillin. All of these properties make garlic a natural superfood which will help you get healthy and stay healthy.

Apple Cider Vinegar has antiviral and antibacterial properties as well which stimulate your immune system and helps it fight off bacteria and viruses. It also contains beneficial enzymes, bacteria and trace minerals which promote overall health and well being.

Honey has effective antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which relieve cough and soothe sore throat. Organic honey is full of enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, and acts as an antioxidant to fight off free radicals.

Preparation:
Chop up the garlic cloves or crush them and add all the other ingredients. Pour the mixture in a jar and leave it during the night so that the mixture can become homogeneous. In the morning strain the mixture and store it in a cold and dark place.

Method of Application

If you’re sick take one tablespoon of this mixture every couple of hours until you feel better. If you’re not sick but you want to improve your immune system take 5 drops of the syrup every day.

Sources:

http://www.allabouthealthyfood.com/tips/garlic-soup-100-times-more-efficient-than-antibiotics/

http://dontwastethecrumbs.com/2014/11/diy-immune-boosting-honey-infused-garlic/

http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/garlic-syrup-recipe-for-chest-infections/

Originally posted from here:
https://cultureofawareness.com/2016/05/31/this-syrup-is-10x-more-powerful-than-penicillin-kills-all-infections-and-bacteria-from-your-organism/

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Harambe the gorilla: the zoo killing that’s set the internet on fire, explained – Vox

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Harambe, a western lowland gorilla, turned 17 at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden on Friday. The zoo celebrated his birthday. The next day, zoo officials shot and killed the critically endangered ape.

The reason? Harambe acted like a gorilla.

On the day Harambe died, a 4-year-old boy managed to get into his enclosure. Video of the incident shows that Harambe grabbed the child, stood over him at times, and dragged him. The severity of Harambe’s actions and the perceived reasoning behind them depend on whom you ask. And after evaluating the situation, zoo officials decided to kill Harambe instead of tranquilizing him.

Read the complete story; here
http://www.vox.com/2016/5/31/11813640/harambe-gorilla-cincinnati-zoo-killed

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What does one expect a gorilla to act like, human? They are animals, and should be left alone, in their native habitat.

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Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby.. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit!
~Erick S. Gray

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Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby.. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit!
~Erick S. Gray

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Breads, pavs, buns and pizza bases contain cancer-causing chemicals, says latest CSE report

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Two toast bread

According to the report, 84 per cent of bread and bakery samples collected from across Delhi contain residues of potassium bromate, potassium iodate or both.

Do you know the bread you consume can increase the risk of cancer? And no, this is not restricted to just white bread, but brown, multigrain, wholewheat and even your pavs, buns and pizza breads.

According to a study released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), 84 per cent of bread and bakery samples collected from across Delhi contain residues of potassium bromate, potassium iodate or both. While potassium bromate is said to be a Class 2B carcinogenic, which means it may cause cancer, potassium iodate can lead to “thyroid disorders, increase the incidence of autoimmune thyroiditis and increase the risk of thyroid cancer,” the report said.

But why are these chemicals used in breads? The report says potassium bromate (KBrO3) helps achieve…

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Breads, pavs, buns and pizza bases contain cancer-causing chemicals, says latest CSE report

theendoc

Two toast bread

According to the report, 84 per cent of bread and bakery samples collected from across Delhi contain residues of potassium bromate, potassium iodate or both.

Do you know the bread you consume can increase the risk of cancer? And no, this is not restricted to just white bread, but brown, multigrain, wholewheat and even your pavs, buns and pizza breads.

According to a study released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), 84 per cent of bread and bakery samples collected from across Delhi contain residues of potassium bromate, potassium iodate or both. While potassium bromate is said to be a Class 2B carcinogenic, which means it may cause cancer, potassium iodate can lead to “thyroid disorders, increase the incidence of autoimmune thyroiditis and increase the risk of thyroid cancer,” the report said.

But why are these chemicals used in breads? The report says potassium bromate (KBrO3) helps achieve…

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There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
~Ayn Rand

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Will The Real God Please Stand up?… We’re Gonna Have a Problem Here!

Personally, I don’t like to talk “god”, but I did find this an interesting piece of thinking.
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We have never seen aliens but we still believe we are not the only intelligent life in existence, we’ve never seen intuition, but swear by that gut feeling that told us to be wary of someone or when a marriage was over. And what about the air we breathe, time that passes us by or love and hope that compels us to do things we’ve never thought possible and feel things we’ve never felt before? How do all of these things look or taste? What does it sound like? We believe and have faith in the existence of so many things that we cannot even see and perhaps the biggest leap of faith that mankind ever took was believing in a higher power or God.

As I have mentioned in many of my posts, we are familiar with only a tiny portion of our whole selves and identify ourselves predominantly as physical beings. In reality, we are multidimensional personalities; we are consciousnesses who are not limited to this physical world or time and space for that matter. Furthermore, we are not the only reality in existence. There are multiple dimensions/ systems of reality, that we visit in dream states/ some trance states and multiple forms of consciousnesses (manifested physically and non- physically). Now, since we have such a limited perception of our true selves, when we think of God, we inherently think of this Supreme Being in our own image. We imagine a male personality with qualities that we lack and admire, copiously enhanced. So, if you think about it, our image of God kept changing throughout time, with the changing images of ourselves.

God was imagined as violent, strong and cruel when these attributes were considered imperative for our survival, he has been imagined as a woman, a lush, trickster, polygamist, merciful, lovable, intelligent and every other character trait we ourselves possess. We even have numerous kinds of Gods represented by wind, sun, nature, animals, healing, wealth, sleep, death! Our idea of God is pretty much everything and nothing at the same time. If we can, even for a second, fathom our own multidimensional selves and how we dwell in a network of interrelated systems of infinite probable and alternate realities then perhaps we can catch a glimpse of the idea behind the word God. What we think of God now and the answers that we have for the various questions pertaining to it literally makes no sense outside of our own system of reality.

God, therefore is not just the first creator of you and me and everything else in the observable universe but the very and the only Source from which all reality systems, inside and outside of our current perception, was birthed. Just as our multidimensional reality is not consciously perceived by us but, nevertheless is not apart and exists enmeshed, superimposed and all about our physical system, similarly GOD IS NOT APART from anything and everything, including other systems of realities… which includes ghost realms, aliens and probably mutant gigantic cockroaches killing and chowing down on tiny humans. Ok, this part was not necessary but then things were getting pretty serious anyway!

Looking at it this way we would be able to realize that God is the sum of everything in existence and more, which furthermore goes to say we experience God in everything whether we are aware or not. Furthermore, we are a part of this God, manifested as flesh, blood and energy and He (term used for convenience sake only since gender or form is not applicable here) is the life force that gives vitality and validity to our multidimensional selves/ Soul. Therefore, our soul is eternal and must create, as it was created, which is how all systems of reality came into being in the first place, something like the layers of water that cascade down from the original fountain.

Originally posted from BODHI, – – found here:
https://source413.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/will-the-real-god-please-stand-up-were-gonna-have-a-problem-here/

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10 Facts About Our Society That We Oddly Accept As Normal

When you take a moment and look around at the world, things can appear pretty messed up. Take 5 or 10 minutes and watch the 6 o’clock news. Chances are, the entire time, all you are going to see is war, conflict, death, illness, etc. Sure, this is part of the mainstream medias content strategy to sell drama and keep people focused on it, but besides that it reveals something real about the current state of our world.

I believe Michael Ellner said it well in his quote: “Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”

Now obviously Ellner’s quote is a simplified way of looking at our current state, but in many ways it’s bang on. Most of what we do in the name of “good” ends up destroying something else in the process and is passed off mainly in the name of profit.

We’ve seen over and over again how our ways have brought us to a point where we are destroying everything in our path, so the question must be asked, isn’t it time for change? Are we fully capable, honest, and determined enough to look at our past, where our actions and though-patterns have brought us to this point, and now do something completely different in order to restore balance?

The people over at The Free World Charter believe it’s time for that and have put together a list of facts about society we oddly accept as normal.

10 Facts About Our Society That We Oddly Accept As Normal

1 We prioritize money and the economy over basics like air, water, food quality, our environment and our communities.

2 We utilize an economic trading system that facilitates the death of millions of people each year.

3 We divide the worlds land into sections and then fight over who owns these sections.

4 We call some people “soldiers” which makes it OK for them to kill other people.

5 We torture and kill millions of animals everyday needlessly for food, clothing and experiments.

6 We send children to school for their entire childhood to memorize facts and skills that they will rarely use.

7 We impose financial pressures on parents, forcing them to miss out on vital stages of their child’s development.

8 We have thousands of religions, each one believing that their God or god-story is the only true and unique version.

9 Love and compassion, which promotes life, are mocked as facile. Whereas war, which harms life, is seen as honorable.

10 Anyone with a really useful invention, can forcefully prevent others from using or modifying it.

What Would Your World Look Like?
Tell us what your world would look like. The bottom line is, we are in a very transformational time in our world. Solutions are needed and they are needed quickly. Share your ideas with the community in the comments below.

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If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight? |

If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?
Posted on January 3, 2013 by Dean Garrison

I feel a tremendous responsibility to write this article though I am a little apprehensive. Thinking about the possibility of rising up against our own government is a frightening thing for many of us. I am not Johnny Rambo and I will be the first to admit that I do not want to die. The reason I feel compelled to write this, however, is simply because I don’t think the average American is equipped with the facts. I feel that a lot of American citizens feel like they have no choice but to surrender their guns if the government comes for them. I blame traditional media sources for this mass brainwash and I carry the responsibility of all small independent bloggers to tell the truth. So my focus today is to lay out your constitutional rights as an American, and let you decide what to do with those rights.

About a month ago I let the “democracy” word slip in a discussion with a fellow blogger. I know better. Americans have been conditioned to use this term. It’s not an accurate term and it never has been a correct term to describe our form of government. The truth is that the United States of America is a constitutional republic. This is similar to a democracy because our representatives are selected by democratic elections, but ultimately our representatives are required to work within the framework of our constitution. In other words, even if 90% of Americans want something that goes against our founding principles, they have no right to call for a violation of constitutional rights.

If you are religious you might choose to think of it this way… Say that members of your congregation decide that mass fornication is a good thing. Do they have the right to change the teachings of your God? The truth is the truth. It doesn’t matter how many people try to stray from it. Did I just compare our founders to God? In a way I did, but please note that I am not trying to insult anyone. For the purpose of the American Government our constitution and founders who wrote it are much like God is to believers. It is the law. It is indisputable.

Our founders did not want a “democracy” for they feared a true democracy was just as dangerous as a monarchy. The founders were highly educated people who were experienced in defending themselves against tyranny. They understood that the constitution could protect the people by limiting the power of anyone to work outside of it much better than a pure system of popularity. A system of checks and balances was set up to help limit corruption of government and also the potential for an “immoral majority” developing within the American People. We have forgotten in this country that we are ultimately ruled by a constitution.

Why is a democracy potentially just as dangerous as a monarchy? Let’s look at something that Benjamin Franklin said because it answers that question more fully and succinctly than I can.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. -Benjamin Franklin

Even 230+ years ago our founders were perceptive enough to realize that democracy was a dangerous form of government. How so? Because the citizens of a country can become just as corrupt as any government. We have seen evidence of this throughout history. Ask Native Americans and African-Americans if this population can become corrupt.

I think in 2012 we are seeing evidence of what Franklin was trying to tell us. Just because a majority of people may support certain ideas it does not mean that those ideas are just. In simple terms, just because most Americans love our president and voted for him, it does not mean that he has the power to go against our constitutional rights.

Next I’d like to review the text of the second amendment. It is very clear. This is the law of this land. So when Senator Feinstein or President Obama talk about taking your guns, you need to think about something. Are they honoring their sworn oath to uphold the constitution?

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

This is a pretty clear statement. The fact is that it took 232 years for the Supreme Court to even rule on this amendment because it has never been successfully challenged. In 2008 a case of Columbia v. Heller the Supreme Court ruled that a handgun ban in Washington D.C. was unconstitutional. One also has to take this into consideration. The Supreme Court supports your right to own guns. If you want to research this decision further you can start here: (http://constitution.findlaw.com/amendment2.html).

For those who try to debate the spirit of the 2nd amendment, they are truly no different from people who will try to take Biblical quotes out of context to try to support their immoral decisions. The founders were very clear on the intent of the 2nd amendment. Let me share a few quick quotes here:

The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -Thomas Jefferson

Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. -George Washington

The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. -Samuel Adams

I could find hundreds of quotes like these. This country was built on the right to bear arms. It was built on the rights of an individual to bear arms, regardless of what his government or neighbor happened to think. This is crystal clear. Ironically the people who voice their opinions against this right have their free speech protected by your guns. Without guns in this country, all other amendments become null and void, simply because “We the People” will lose our power of enforcement.

We need to keep this in mind as our “representatives” try to push gun bans. I don’t care if 99% of people are in support of gun bans (which is far from the case), it is a violation of our constitutional rights, plain and simple.

A constitutional republic protects the rights of the individual even when their ideas are very much  in the minority. If I were the only person in America who believed in the 2nd amendment, I would still be within my rights to call upon it. You would all think I was insane and possibly celebrate if I was gunned down, but in the end I would be the only true American among us.

Our framers were very clear on this. If my government comes to take my guns, they are violating one of my constitutional rights that is covered by the 2nd amendment.

It is not my right, at that point, but my responsibility to respond in the name of liberty. What I am telling you is something that many are trying to soft sell, and many others have tried to avoid putting into print, but I am going to say it. The time for speaking in code is over.

If they come for our guns then it is our constitutional right to put them six feet under. You have the right to kill any representative of this government who tries to tread on your liberty. I am thinking about self-defense and not talking about inciting a revolution. Re-read Jefferson’s quote. He talks about a “last resort.” I am not trying to start a Revolt, I am talking about self-defense. If the day for Revolution comes, when no peaceful options exist, we may have to talk about that as well. None of us wants to think about that, but please understand that a majority can not take away your rights as an American citizen. Only you can choose to give up your rights.

Congress could pass gun ban legislation by a 90%+ margin and it just would not matter. I think some people are very unclear on this. This is the reason we have a Supreme Court, and though I do not doubt that the Supreme Court can also become corrupt, in 2008 they got it right. They supported the constitution. It does not matter what the majority supports because America is not a democracy. A constitutional republic protects the rights of every single citizen, no matter what their “elected servants” say. A majority in America only matters when the constitution is not in play.

I just wrote what every believer in the constitution wants to say, and what every constitutional blogger needs to write. The truth of the matter is that this type of speech is viewed as dangerous and radical or subversive, and it could gain me a world of trouble that I do not want. It is also the truth. To make myself clear I will tell you again. If they come for your guns it is your right to use those guns against them and to kill them. You are protected by our constitution.

Most of the articles I am reading on the subject are trying to give you clues without just coming out and saying it. I understand that because certain things in this country will get you on a list that you don’t want to be on. I may well be on that list. This blog is small and growing so I may not be there yet, but I have dreams. I also have my own list of subversives and anyone who attempts to deny my constitutional rights is on that list.

I am not the “subversive” here, it is the political representatives who are threatening to take away my inalienable rights. If they come to take my guns and I leave a few of them wounded or dead, and I somehow survive, I have zero doubt that I will spend a long time in prison and may face an execution. But I would much rather be a political prisoner than a slave.

If I go down fighting then I was not fighting to harm these human beings. I was simply defending my liberty and yours. It is self-defense and it is what our country was built on. We won our freedom in self-defense. We would not be ruled by a tyrannical government in the 1770’s and we will not be ruled in 2012 by a tyrannical government. There is no difference.

This is a case of right and wrong. As of now the 2nd amendment stands. It has never been repealed. If Feinstein or Barack have a problem with the constitution then they should be removed from office. They are not defending the constitution which they have sworn an oath to protect. It is treasonous to say the least. They would likely say the same about me, but I have the constitution, the founders, and the supreme court on my side. They only have their inflated egos.

I am not writing this to incite people. I am writing this in hopes that somehow I can make a tiny difference. I have no idea how many of my neighbors have the will to defend their constitutional rights. 2%? 20%? I am afraid that 20% is a high number, unfortunately. When push comes to shove many people may give up and submit to being ruled. I believe that our government is banking on this.

What I do know is that this country was founded by people who had balls the size of Texas and Patriotic Americans take shit off of no one, especially our own government. For evidence of that, you might research the Revolutionary War. My question is how many Patriots are left?

I would hope that our officials come to realize that, regardless of our numbers, we still exist because they are calling Patriotic Americans to action. They are making us decide if we want to die free or submit to their rule. I can not tell you where you should stand on that. I do know that it may make the difference between living a life of freedom or slavery.

You must start thinking about this because I believe that the day is coming soon and I personally believe it has already been planned. Not all conspiracy theories are hogwash. They may throw down the gauntlet soon and my suggestion is that you prepare yourself to react.

I mean no disrespect to our elected officials but they need to understand that “We the People” will not be disarmed. If they proceed then it is they that are provoking us and we will act accordingly. We are within our rights to do so.

For those who are in support of taking the guns, you need to ask yourself a very important question, and I am not just talking about the politicians, because if you support them, you have chosen your side.

Are you willing to die to take my guns?

Originally posted from here:
http://www.dcclothesline.com/2013/01/03/if-they-come-for-your-guns/

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Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. ~Rosa Luxemburg

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A Country Founded By Geniuses…

Jun 23, 2015

Often attributed to Jeff Foxworthy, but actually first published by Fritz Edmunds, who posted it to his “Politically True” (http://www.countynewsonline.org/blogs/2014/mar/run-by-idiots.html) blog back on 3 February 2013 (albeit with a disclaimer noting that “some of the ideas were from an e-mail that did not contain any copyright”).

This version contains a few extras, I assume were picked up along the way as it sped around the “Net”.

Channeling Jeff Foxworthy: A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots

If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but your government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If your government believes that using steroids or other drugs will ruin your life, but throwing you in prison for years will not … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes” … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If your government believes that the way to make a school of unarmed children safe is to pass another gun law, this time with the illusion that three 10-round magazines in a rifle is safer than a 30-round magazine … you might live in a country founded by geniuses and run by idiots.

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

What a country!

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Autism 101 by Tina Hutchinson  | David Snape and Friends – The place to show off your hidden talents

AUTISM 101

I’ve been happily married going on two years now and having a child with speacal needs is challenging. My two biological children have no speacal needs, I was introduced to the Autism world through my nephew but, my sister kept a small group of people that interacted with him and so I wasn’t one of them. Now, I have a step child that has Autism. So, to try to understand this unspoken world of Autism I’ve been reading books, talking to so many doctors and taking a online class to gain some insight into my step sons world.
Autism 101: the red flags
Going through my travels of books, websites and doctors I found out that early identification of Autism is the “Key”.
No babbling by 12 months

No pointing by 12 months

No one words by 16 months

No 2 words by 24 months

Loss of skills previously learned or acquired

Lack of drawing attention from others

Does not respond to name

Lack of joint attention (child does not draw other’s attention to objects in the environment)

Lack of pretend, imitative and functional play appropriate to developmental age

failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to his/ her age

Child does not imitate others’ behaviors

Even throu I wasn’t around when my step son was little, I’ve been told that everything on this list he was doing. Being a concerned parent I would of had my child at the doctors ASAP.
Difficulty with social interactions

Some individuals with autism do not spontaneously reach out to others to share information or feelings. Some may not seem to notice other people at all, while others strongly desire to interact with others but become overwhelmed in social situations due to deficits in social skills. With effective treatment, many people with autism learn social skills and come to enjoy spending time with others.
My step son don’t give hugs or kiss at all, it’s more of him pressing his head into your chest with his face down. Yes he calls me “mom” now but, on occasional he still calls me “lady”.
Difficulty with communication

Many individuals with autism have delays in or do not develop spoken language. Some may only communicate using single-word utterances or simple sentences. Other speech abnormalities include echolalia (immediate or delayed repeating of information), unconventional word use, and unusual tone, pitch and inflection. Others have complex vocabularies and can speak at length about topics that interest them, but they may have poor conversational skills. They may also have difficulty understanding nonverbal cues such as body language, facial expressions and eye contact.
Individuals with autism who do not develop functional speech can use augmentative means of communication, such as sign language, picture boards and technological devices. Autism-specific apps can help them communicate their needs and feelings and gain independence in their daily activities.
My step son communication it “Load”, he will yell or even scream to get your attention. Showing any specific feelings of happiness, sadness or anger is very hard for him. For example, when getting a gift on his/her birthday a “normal” child would be excited but my step son it’s more like going through the movements to make everyone else happy even when he’s not.
Unusual behaviors
People with autism have restrictive, repetitive behavior, interests and activities. For example, a child with autism may play with only one toy or watch the same video repeatedly. They may engage in peculiar, sustained play activities such as spinning the wheels of a toy car instead of pretending to drive it, or dangling an object in front of their eyes for long periods of time. Others may focus intensely on a particular topic, such as dinosaurs or vacuum cleaners, to the exclusion of any other interests. Individuals with autism can be very reliant on specific routines and resistant to changes. Even a minor change in their routine or environment could be a great upset to a child or adult with autism.
My step son has this one “blanket” or should I say rag because that’s what it looks like that he chews on. He will cover his head and chew on the blanket. Also, using the bathroom he must have the door open at all times or he will go into a “creaming fit”, sitting in chairs are almost impossible because he “must” sit in a squatting position or sitting on his feet. He will not eat anything green, yellow or red and will eat chicken nuggets but will eat chicken finger, will not eat a sandwich, hamburger or hot dog on bread. When playing with his toys, he “must” decorate them by color shape and size before playing with them. Also if his brothers want to play with his toys he must bag them up and carry them around so that no one touches them because he believes that they will contaminate. These are just a few of my step sons unusual behavior.

Navigating the world of autism has become a challenge to me, trying to understand this world that my step son lives in so that I can be a better parent. I welcome any insights, books, wedsites or information that is out their.

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Big Brother Is Watching You At Work

Technology is changing the way the world does business. It is bringing big improvements for some business and subtle causes for alarm in many others. 

It’s not so much big government, though the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, offer employers access to deeply personal information by encouraging health plans that deliver data about things like sleep patterns, fitness activities, and even food diaries through wearable fitness bands. 

It’s primarily about the tidal wave of information employers have access to, thanks to technology, about the people who work for them.

The average person hasn’t yet caught on to the fact that, in the Information Age, they are the product on display. Big Data is all about collecting information on them. From store discount cards to credit cards, and even food delivery services, the intimate details of their lives are collected, collated, and crunched then sold to others.

The workplace operates a little differently. Many people don’t even realize data is being gathered about them. Those that do, have little understanding as to how it is used to provide employers with valuable information about them as people, their work habits, and the areas where improvement is needed.

One company, Bizible, uses 10 different software programs to examine data about the business, its employees, and its customers in order to make improvements in the workplaces by increasing productivity and identifying efforts that are or are not delivering the desired results.

While the average person might balk at so many microscopes pointed in their directions, proponents of big data collection and analytics argue that there is no sinister plot involved. The only goal is to improve the business and drive profit by giving employees the tools they need to achieve maximum efficiency.

There are plenty of tools employers are doing to accomplish this. One that many employees throughout the country use every day is the employee badge. In their own right the badges record entrances and exits to the business property as well as certain areas within the property. This means employers can reasonable monitor employee locations throughout the day.

With a few adjustments, employee badges can be made to record conversations and interactions between employees – even, in many states, without the knowledge or consent of employees. For the sake of productivity, this information may be used to monitor interactions with customers. 

This can be quite beneficial in sales scenarios and to get to know the individual styles of employees. However, it can also be used to overhear gossip and monitor how much time employees are spending conversing about what.

Google Glass is another tool that is expected to be widely distributed throughout the workplace within a few years. The ability to access and utilize information by blinking your eyes is amazing and may become very convenient – especially in fields where you may not have a hand free at all times to type in the information. 

It is also ripe for exploitation as employers will be able to see what you’re seeing and read what you’re reading. Even when what you are reading are private email communications.

The fitness band question is another big privacy concern employees should really think twice about. These bands gather highly personal information about you that may be shared with your employer – and whomever they are lawfully required to share the information with. 

This information includes things like the number of hours you sleep each night. How many steps you take on a given day. What foods you eat. They also record the exercise you do to get or stay in shape and share those as well. With or without your knowledge.

The problem is that employers are making great arguments that these invasions of privacy are necessary for business and that the people who oppose them must have something to hide. For the moment, the law is on their side as they own the equipment being used and case law and precedence aren’t evolving as quickly as technology.

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How Your Smartphone Lets Political Groups Spy On You

One of the day-to-day realities of modern life is targeted advertising. You look up a movie in theaters, and ads for it turn up on your Facebook feed. Sometimes it becomes absurd, like the man who jokingly shared a gigantic vat of personal lubricant and was turned into its unwilling spokesman. But increasingly, advertising technology has a darker side, where your phone can throw you in the center of a political battle whether you want to be there or not.

How Smartphones Make Us Political Targets
Rewire recently explored the technology of Copley Advertising, a Boston-area technology company that developed a campaign to target women who might be considering an abortion. Flynn claims to be able to pull a shocking amount of data from phones, ranging from most commonly visited locations such as workplace and home to pet ownership to which brand of car the person he’s catering to drives.

How does Copley know women are considering an abortion? It uses a common technology called “geo-fencing,” which only triggers ads when a phone is in a certain location. Geo-fencing is incredibly common and generally used for hyperlocal advertising, but any advertiser can do it for any reason. And political campaigns are using more and more complex data-gathering tools to form profiles of likely voters, without asking for their permission. Ted Cruz’s campaign, for example, got in trouble for an app that harvested not just the Facebook profiles of users, but also their friends.

In theory, this data is anonymous, but with enough data and legwork, anyone can determine a person’s identity, especially if a researcher knows where that person works or lives. In fact, the simplest way to get somebody’s data is to ask them for it; in the guise of a contest unrelated to a political cause or a request to send more information, a request for a name and address can be paired with an advertising profile. And with access to voter databases, your complete identity (more or less) can be handed out to any political operative who wants it.

Why Is This Legal?
This may leave smartphone users wondering why this is even allowed in the first place. And the answer is that in the modern tech industry, if there’s no law against it, then it must also be morally right. Legally speaking, there’s no difference, at the moment, between a billboard and an app selling your every move to anybody who wants it.

Unfortunately, companies like Google have a long history of failing to consider the full implications of the products they roll out. For example, in 2010, Google rolled out a Twitter competitor called Google Buzz that it forcibly enrolled the entirety of Gmail in, and which quickly became one of the company’s biggest disasters. Among other problems, it made your entire Gmail contact list public, it put your email address on public display, pulled pictures from user’s phones without permission, and forced users to opt out of GPS tracking.

It’s a problem that filters all the way down. The widely reviled app Peeple, which literally lets you review and rate other human beings as if they were consumer products, was created by executives who were hoping to forcibly enroll everyone on Facebook into the app. In fact, the company forced YouTube to take down a video of Peeple’s CEO complaining about how they couldn’t do exactly that.

How Can We Protect Ourselves?
The good news is that even if consent is implied as given, you can take that consent away. If you’re concerned, disable your phone’s GPS, something all smartphones allow with a few taps. Before downloading any app, especially a free app, look closely at the privacy settings. Apple and Google require apps to disclose what information they collect before you download, and make a point of looking at the privacy settings of apps you might have already put on your phone.

Beyond that, treat interacting online as if you were talking in person. You wouldn’t hand a total stranger your name and address, right? So why do it on the internet? We’re only political targets if we volunteer to be, and we’ve got the tools to say no.

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A Creeping Enslavement

The key component parts that make up real privacy are invisibility, autonomy and anonymity. We are quickly reaching the point in our modern culture when our anonymity, autonomy and privacy is coming to an end.

Imagine sitting in a coffee shop reading the newspaper or a magazine. There sits is a person with a smart phone opposite who secretly takes a photograph of you without your awareness. Imagine if that person is then able to open an App on their phone and with that single photo is then able to identify you almost instantly, matching your unique photograph to the pictures of you from your social media accounts.

Imagine if this App could search, in mere seconds through millions and millions of social media accounts and the photos contained within, and take this stranger straight to your individual account.

Without your knowledge that complete stranger sat opposite in the coffee shop now potentially knows your name, your age, who your spouse is, where you live, how many kids you have, your email address, your cell number, where you live…

Horrifyingly! Imagine a complete stranger taking a photograph of your child and then using this App to locate your children on your social media accounts, and from there finding out where they live.

FindFace is a new facial recognition App that boasts a 70 percent accuracy rate in finding and then locating social media accounts from just one single photograph. Currently it works only on the Russian based VK social media platform. To date, this App has been downloaded more than 500,000 times in Russia and has searched through more than three million unique facial photographs.

Kasperksy Lab recently tested the software using its own employees as guinea pigs and they were able to quickly find 90 percent of their “targets” using the App.

Alexander Kabakov, FindFace’s founder claimed that “…with this algorithm, you can search through a billion photographs in less than a second from a normal computer.”

This is how Kabakov envisions the App being used for dating,

“If you see someone you like, you can photograph them, find their identity, and then send them a friend request. It also looks for similar people. So you could just upload a photo of a movie star you like, or your ex, and then find 10 girls who look similar to her and send them messages.”

Sinister.

There are, however, other even more potential nefarious uses for this software. This software, and the improvements that will steadily add to its effectiveness and efficiency, make it an ideal tool for the state to use in law enforcement, or surveillance.

Russian police are using this software in real-time already, in conjunction with live stream video cameras around Moscow. Using live feeds and the software package in tandem the Russian police are searching for criminals in real time over Moscow’s vast network of cameras. They are netting results too. As Kabakov says, “…its nuts: there were cases that had seen no movement for years, and now they are being solved.”

FindFace is different from other facial recognition software that currently exists. FindFace uses less computational power and resources than other face recognition software. This means that if authorities wanted to, they could quite easily begin logging every single person in the country, in much the same way as they do car number plates.

Ultimately, if authorities were to use this tool to track, crack down on and identify dissidents, for example—then via city wide camera networks they could easily identify and locate almost any and all targets selected. In short, this software, which governments are keen to take advantage of will ultimately spell the end of any kind of public anonymity for everyone who ventures out in public and also operates a social media account.

Kasperksy Lab’s advice on how to avoid detection is simple; take down all photos of yourself from social media platforms and cover your head and face whilst in public. Otherwise, the potential for anybody to use this software and identify you is real and unavoidable.

We live in a time unlike any other in history, this has never happened before. The Internet is killing our privacy and we as a society are willingly acquiescing to this for the wonders we get back in return.

As Brian Stelter observed:

The collective intelligence of the Internet’s two billion users, and the digital fingerprints that so many users leave on websites, combine to make it more and more likely that every embarrassing video, every intimate photo, and every indelicate email is attributed to its source, whether that source wants it to be or not.

Everything that we are doing in private is increasingly being done in public via the Internet. Technology has invaded our private spheres, and mostly with our complete approval. The Internet is the place where our anonymity has effectively died.

Almost every single piece of information related to us can now be found online, from when and where we were born, to the names of our parents, spouses and children, to the company or business we work for. The house we live in can be seen in 3D via Google Maps or as a birds-eye view via Google Earth.

Our social security numbers can be found, our telephone numbers, tax returns and any information related to any possible convictions people have. Almost any individual—especially employers—can gain insight as to who you really are when nobody is watching via the social networks you frequent which in turn reveal what your political persuasions are, which football team you support, how very cute your dog is and what you do on a Saturday night.

Governments can find and access our complete Internet browsing history, legally or illegally. They can find all our bank accounts and see who and where the money from these accounts go. They can access our smartphones or track them in real time to discover where you are. Triangulating cell phone signals with others in the area they can get even get a clear picture of who you are with whom you talk.

The Snowden revelations have shown that governments can listen in to our conversations by turning the microphone of our phones on, all without our knowledge or permission. They can observe and monitor us while we watch the TV, via our internet connected TV or the laptop that has been left open on our coffee tables.

The Internet has killed privacy. The erosion of our individual autonomy, anonymity and invisibility will only get worse with each passing year. The Internet, without most knowing or being in any way aware—is taking our freedoms from us, and ever so gradually enslaving us in preparation for the man of sin who will soon come.

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3 legit Reasons to Hide your Tracks Online

Anonymity is not Just for Criminals

In 1853 a strange new invention appeared in the English cityscape, and caused a small wave of moral outrage among Victorians. This perceived threat to social order was not a new drug, political movement or saucy romance novel, but the seemingly harmless letter box. One reason was the shocking development of women now being able to post letters without consent from their husbands or fathers, and the other one was that sending anonymous letters would now be even easier. Maybe Victorians weren’t very thick-skinned, and were worried about unsigned letters calling people zounderkites and rantallions skyrocketing. Who knows?

 

History now tells us that these attempts to control this early form of long-distance communication were ridiculous. And yet, a modern version of this debate is happening even today: there are those who want to make encrypted, anonymous communication available for everyone, and those who wish to restrict it. No new technology comes without drawbacks, and encryption is no exception. However, just as with the Victorian letter box, the pros greatly outweigh the cons.

 

But why do people want to be anonymous online? Those who oppose encryption and other methods which advance online anonymity often throw around the tired argument “If you don’t have anything to hide, you have no need to be anonymous”. Not only does this statement show an astounding lack of perspective, it is also blatantly false. According to CBS there is a rising increase in desire for online anonymity, and there are many perfectly valid and legitimate reason to cover your tracks online.

A lot of us just don’t feel comfortable with their Internet Service Provider, employer or even government having access to their surfing information. We all have a right to privacy, but technology is increasing the size of our digital footprint to the point when we can never know who is monitoring what we do online. Legislation, like the aptly nicknamed Snoopers Charter have the potential to give governments and ISP’s blanket rights to monitor web traffic of normal users in the name of security. This means the responsibility to protect our individual privacy rests increasingly in our own hands, and VPN services like our own Freedome go a long way in making that happen.

 

For many people, it’s about control. We share aspects of our lives and personality on social media and other websites, but the choice of what we share should be ours to make. This control is taken away by advertisers and tracking companies, who collect information about us from different websites and piece them together to form elaborate dossiers which contain way more information about us than most would be comfortable sharing, like your medical information or what kind of porn you watch. For many, part of being anonymous online is blocking this kind of intrusive tracking, and it’s hard to find fault in that.

 

The most serious group of people wanting anonymity are those for whom it is not so much a matter of principle but a matter of life and death. We are talking about activists, journalists and opposition supporters who operate under oppressive regimes or in places where criminals seek out and silence those who speak against them. It’s easy for those who support intrusive privacy legislation to forget that the governments who enact them will invariably have ulterior motives to “catching terrorists” or “protecting national security”: they give governments the power to control what we say.  Open and free communication is the greatest tool the masses have to keep those in power accountable for their actions, and there is nothing open or free about the kind of mass surveillance which is happening more and more, legally and otherwise.

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There’s No Place To Hide From Surveillance Technology In 2016

Those who read Orwell’s 1984 and worry that we may have Big Brother-style surveillance in our near future are not reading the headlines closely enough: We’re already there.

We find ourselves now in a surveillance state brought about by the ever-presence of modern technology, new precedents in what the government is allowed to track, corporate interests and even the tendency to overshare on social media. Indeed, more than a few convictions have been won through investigation into a person’s phone records, including text conversations and GPS histories.

Liking and sharing on Facebook articles that are regarded as subversive may be enough to get you flagged for a watch list. If this sounds like a paranoid conspiracy theory, then consider what retired NYPD detective Patrick J. Brosnan recently suggested to WPIX news, that a smartphone is a combination “homing device” and “confession,” citing that there have been several cases where “…information obtained from the phone, established innocence or guilt.”

The silver living may be in the first half of that statement, that phone records have been used to establish innocence. It’s difficult to build a case that a suspect was at the scene of a serious crime when their phone records say otherwise. 

But how long until you let slip that you may have made a mistake in filing your taxes? Or that you let a friend have a glass of wine without knowing that they were under 21? Suppose you visit a relative that the police are keeping tabs on for suspicion of drug distribution. If you think that you have nothing to hide, you’re probably wrong.

The Washington Post reports that you may have already been assigned a threat score, rated green, yellow or red. You might wind up with a certain threat score based on a career in the military, posting material on Facebook that could be seen as threatening, suffering from certain medical conditions, or simply being a friend of a friend of a known criminal.

Android users can access Google Location Settings via the settings page and turn Reporting and Location History off and delete their logs, but you have to turn this feature off on every one of your Google accounts.

This is not an “out,” however, it is only one small brick in the surveillance wall. If you drive a car, you are subject to automatic license plate reading cameras. If you live in the city, there are sidewalk and public space cameras, not to mention cameras on public transportation. There is tracking for credit cards and rewards cards. 

Nielsen is permitted to sell information about your TV viewing habits. Your webcam can be hacked to show what you’re doing in the privacy of your home. Web browsing cookies can be used against you. For the most part, your data is only used to decide which advertisements to show you, but it’s not at all uncommon for any of these data-collectors to let law enforcement take a look at your information.

Simply put, there is no “off the grid.” It is nearly impossible to live a normal life without ever setting foot in a public space and without ever using any sort of technology.

If you’re wondering how we might reverse the tide of surveillance, it’s simply too late for that. New initiatives towards surveillance passed with little resistance under George W. Bush, given the impact that 9/11 had on American culture, and were expanded upon under Barack Obama. 

There have been some small efforts to combat omnipotent surveillance, such as the end of the Patriot Act, but all that can really be done at this point is to stay in the know. Avoid talking about any sort of illicit or subversive activity in text chats or online, and opt out whenever you can. 

This is easier said than done, but: give the government as few reasons as possible to mark you as a threat, because there’s no hiding from the surveillance state in 2016.

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We are Being Watched

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Eye-Spy-Shutterstock-To be honest, I think everyone care about their privacy being invaded because psychologically people value their privacy naturally. Nowadays people are constantly being watched by government, security departments, third parties and individuals. And I hate to admit this, but I feel quite powerless against such surveillance.

I know how negative my statement sounds like but considering what I have been informed, it is just a cruel reality all people have to face. As a member in today society, not only myself but also most other people cannot even fight back with the most basic method surveillance—public cameras. Although those cameras are placed in public area but people still should have their right to choose whether to recorded or not. However, most people find surveillance in public area is useful and necessary due to multiple reasons.

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Digital Whispers: Encrypted Communications and Law Enforcement

Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts

By Sam Hamptonlock

Much of the media attention addressing encryption for smartphones has been primarily centered on Apple and Google. Both Android and iOS operating systems offer whole device encryption, where a user’s phone data cannot be accessed without a code. Apple was the target of a lawsuit brought by the FBI who was requesting Apple unlock the cellphone of San Bernadino shooter, Syed Farook (see previous WJLTA Blog posts here and here). This case typifies an ongoing public debate about the balance the law should strike between privacy and security. But whole device encryption is just the tip of the iceberg.

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