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” And at the same time the consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival… It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going well or badly. All that is needed is that a state of war should exist… The war, therefore, if we judge it by the standards of previous wars, is merely an imposture. It is like the battles between certain ruminant animals whose horns are set at such an angle that they are incapable of hurting one another. But though it is unreal it is not meaningless. It eats up the surplus of consumable goods, and it helps to preserve the special mental atmosphere that a hierarchical society needs. War, it will be seen, is now a purely internal affair. In the past, the ruling groups of all countries, although they might recognize their common interest and therefore limit the destructiveness of war, did fight against one another, and the victor always plundered the vanquished. In our own day they are not fighting against one another at all. The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact. The very word ‘war’, therefore, has become misleading. It would probably be accurate to say that by becoming continuous war has ceased to exist. ” – George Orwell

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Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. ~Thomas Edison

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Explaining government to an alien… 

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… but in reality, it is the people that need the explanation. (sigh)

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​”The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” ~Albert Einstein

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Pokemon Go Creates Enormous Security Risk For You, Your Kids… – Truth Kings

Pokemon Go Creates Enormous Security Risk For You, Your Kids…

 

Pokemon Go mania is taking the nation by storm. The IOS / Android app allows users to search and navigate their own communities looking to capture the Pokemon characters. Pokemon Go uses Google Maps as a way to create a fantasy grid reflective of the community you are in, as well, once you located a Pokemon character, it accesses your camera to place the character live in your real world.
Got all that?
Well, that may sound fun to many (or completely silly to someone like me), but in the end, it features what appears to be a nasty security issue for those who don’t understand what they are signing up for. Essentially, you can only sign up for Pokemon via your Google account (they offer to allow you to use their own website to create an account, but that’s not been up and working consistently). The issue? You grant FULL RIGHTS to the Pokemon app to do just about anything it wants with your Google account. And they don’t disclose that until it is too late. I found this post which perfectly describes the issue (plus I’ve went through the process myself to confirm).

Quick update – this seems to be inconsistent. It only seems to happen on iOS, but it doesn’t happen for everyone on iOS. If you fancy helping out join the conversation on Twitter!

I figured I’d post this because I don’t see anyone else talking about it and it bothers me. If you didn’t know, Pokemon Go is the latest in the long running series of games from Nintendo (although Go is actually made by a developer called Niantic). It’s also the first (I think) to run on your phone. Needless to say, it’s a huge hit. And it looks like a ton of fun – pretty much everyone I know is playing it.
But there’s a problem.
To play the game you need an account. Weirdly, Niantic won’t let you just create one – you need to sign in with an existing account from one of two services – the pokemon.com website or Google. Now the Pokemon site is for some reason not accepting new signups right now so if you’re not already registered there you’ll need to use a Google account – and that’s where the fun begins.
I started the game, hit the Google button, and was redirected to log in. Normally you’d see a little message saying what data the app is going to be able to access – something like “This app will be able to view your email address and name”. For some reason that’s not shown in this case, but I went ahead and logged in anyway. Then on a whim I went to see which permissions it was granted (you can see for your own account right here). To say I was a little stunned is putting it lightly – it said:
Pokemon Go has full access to your Google account
Here are a couple of excerpts from the Google help page about what this means:
When you grant full account access, the application can see and modify nearly all information in your Google Account
This “Full account access” privilege should only be granted to applications you fully trust, and which are installed on your personal computer, phone, or tablet.
Let me be clear – Pokemon Go and Niantic can now:
Read all your email

Send email as you

Access all your Google drive documents (including deleting them)

Look at your search history and your Maps navigation history

Access any private photos you may store in Google Photos

And a whole lot more

What’s more, given the use of email as an authentication mechanism (think “Forgot password” links) they now have a pretty good chance of gaining access to your accounts on other sites too.
And they have no need to do this – when a developer sets up the “Sign in with Google” functionality they specify what level of access they want – best practices (and simple logic) dictate you ask for the minimum you actually need, which is usually just simple contact information.
Now, I obviously don’t think Niantic are planning some global personal information heist. This is probably just the result of epic carelessness. But I don’t know anything about Niantic’s security policies. I don’t know how well they will guard this awesome new power they’ve granted themselves, and frankly I don’t trust them at all. I’ve revoked their access to my account, and deleted the app. I really wish I could play, it looks like great fun, but there’s no way it’s worth the risk.
Here is the link to the article:

https://truthkings.com/pokemon-go-creates-enormous-security-risk-kids/#

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The first rule of business, is never sell something you love. Otherwise, you may as well be selling your children.

~Hugh Macleod

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The 8 most insane and absurd US laws regarding food, water, and medicine 

Some are not exactly laws… but I’m sure you’ll get the idea. 

(NaturalNews) It’s not conspiracy theory when it’s a law, now is it? People who wish their government cared about them, protected them, and prevented disease and disorder, all would expect written laws that speak to those values, but it’s just the opposite in the United States. Though you are “free” to roam from state to state, to run your own business, and grow food in your back yard, watch out! There are many laws that have been WRITTEN that, if you don’t know about, will land you in a jail, hospital, or worse, your early grave.
You read that right. Don’t you DARE grow natural medicine and tell all your friends about it. For anything to be declared medicine in the US, it must be made in a laboratory with chemicals, be patented, and the FDA must be paid millions of dollars for you to get a “stamp” of approval–then you can even advertise it on television! Don’t you dare try growing any plants either, that could undermine the energy, clothing, food, or healthcare businesses of capitalism, or the swat teams of the FDA, EPA, USDA, and maybe even DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security) will show up at your door, cart you off to jail, and destroy your “garden.”
By the way, the absolute worst “slap in the face” you can give your government is to build you and your children’s immunity naturally, without vaccines, flu shots, antibiotics, and prescription medications. No American shall deny chemical medicine–otherwise they will face the WRATH of the Chemical-Medical Industrial Complex, created by the American Medical Association 100 years ago, and enforced by forced vaccination, mandatory chemotherapy for cancer victims, and Child “Protective” Services–who will confiscate your children if you seek a second opinion after MDs and oncologists tell you how to be chemically treated by the hospitals.
Most healthy people, who live holistically, would be wise to keep it to themselves, and to only share their happy, healthy ways of living privately, while reading alternative health news for more ongoing investigations and reporting of natural remedies that actually work, methods to filter the toxic tap water, and ways to grow organic food and medicine–at home!
Remember, it’s not conspiracy theory when the government makes it a law. Here are the 8 most insane and absurd US laws regarding food, water, and medicine:

Read all about it (did you you really think I would post it here?); at the link below 

http://www.naturalnews.com/054572_food_laws_insane_government_FDA_regulations.html

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Madonna of the rocks

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Army vet saves eagle

Army vet with incredible aim saves eagle by shooting it out of tree

A U.S. Army veteran is being hailed a hero again after he took up arms Thursday to save an eagle that was stuck in a tree and believed dead by authorities.

Read all about it here:
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/trending-now/army-vet-with-incredible-aim-saves-eagle-by-shooting-it-out-of-tree/381743030

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~Cindy Chupack, (Sex and the City)

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11 Reasons Dehydration Is Making You Sick And Fat – Healthy Holistic Living

Digestive, skin, bladder and kidney problems, fatigue and headache are just some of the adverse effects from not drinking enough water. We need it as much as air we breathe in! It’s not a joke.

Did you know that when you start feeling thirsty your body is already dehydrated? The best practice is to sip water throughout a day. Have it always handy!

If you’re not a morning person, have two glasses of water right after you wake up. It will boost up your blood pressure to normal levels, and it’s way healthier than having your first coffee on an empty stomach.

Also, don’t think that sweetened juices, soda or tea will hydrate you as well as water does. It’s actually the opposite! Sugar, as well as salt, makes your body waste precious water just to clean it out from your system. And if you love your coffee, make sure to drink one extra glass of water for every cup you have.
And as an added bonus, drinking water speeds up your metabolism and makes you feel more ‘full’. You will eat less once you start drinking more! It’s the safest and healthiest way to lose some weight.

You can *read* more by clicking the link below
http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/11-reasons-dehydration-making-sick-fat.html