Category Archives: technology

Egads! Police Are Scanning Your Credit Cards And Taking Your Money

 

Oklahoma Cops Find A New Way To Take People’s Money, Even If They Don’t Have Cash

“You have effectively a way of instantly seizing a digital account from a traffic stop. That’s a capability I have never seen before.”- Brady Henderson, legal director for ACLU Oklahoma

 

 

 

Popular Science: Card Readers Allow Oklahoma Highway Patrol To Seize Suspects‘ Money

Cops give new meaning to ‘ highway robbery’

Oklahoma Watch: New Front in Civil Forfeiture

Law Enforcement Seizures Misspent, Missing

 

 

 

 

Acoustic Levitation: Tractor Beams And Holograms

Via: highpants.net

A team of Japanese researchers have this week demonstrated the first technology that not only brings the mythology of levitation to life but leap frogs it to create a tractor beam, lifting and moving objects across 3 dimensions using sound alone.

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Sound is not often thought of as being a physical force, music may make you move your feet but no one would believe that it could lift you out of your seat. That was until this week when an international team of researchers led by Bristol University demonstrated the latest advancements of acoustic projection that is able to build acoustic holograms that can levitate objects or act as a tractor beam.

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AmeriGEDDON Movie: A Fact-Based Anti-Globalism Tale

 

AMERIGEDDON seizes on fact-based threats and asks the ultimate question, “What happens when government turns on the people it’s supposed to protect?”

AMERIGEDDON, coming to theaters nationwide May 13, 2016, has been described as “the movie the establishment doesn’t want you to see.” Showing what happens when a not-so-future U.S. government conspires with the United Nations to stage an attack on the energy grid…

 

What would America look like with absolutely no electricity?

NWO agenda and an EMP attack on the USA

Guilty Knowledge: What the US Government Knows about the Vulnerability of the Electric Grid, But Refuses to Fix

Secure the Grid

 

 

 

‘Taxation by Citation’: Revenue Predators Prey On Drivers

 

“Car owners and drivers become prey for police predators. When a police car is in view, the driver feels fear rather than the comfort of protection. There is fear that, like a spider bearing down on a trapped fly, one will become a victim, not only having to pay the citation tax, but having to waste time in traffic school or having the bear the cost of higher insurance payments.”  – Eric Schmitt

“Excessive traffic fines create distrust between the police and the people. What’s needed is tax reform that eliminates the financial incentive for taxation by citation.” – Fred Foldvary

 

Stop Short Yellow Light Trickery

“Several cities have been caught shortening yellow light times to increase ticket camera profits and we think there are more yet to be discovered.

Red-light cameras can only remain profitable at poorly engineered interesections. Once an intersection is fixed, the money dries up quickly. And once the money is gone, the cameras disappear.

We’ve already seen it happen in North Carolina. After the Courts forced cities to give their profits to local schools, the majority of the ticket camera programs in the state shut down.”

Red light cameras : CAN YOU SAY ‘CONFLICT OF INTEREST’

Connecticut State Police E-Mail Reveals Ticket-Writing Quotas

LA Parking Tickets Steal From The People

Report: Red Light Cameras Increase Injuries and Insurance Rates

Red Light Robin Hood – AKA Stephen Ruth

Red Light Scam

Tax Farmers With Badges:Taxation Through Tickets

 

 

 

‘Ditto Food’ And ‘The Dorito Effect’

 Mark Schatzker:

“Modern food may be the most compelling lie humans have ever told.”

“Processed food doesn’t contain the food that it is pretending to be.”

 

 

The Connection Between Flavorless Produce and Addictive Junk Food

 

Dr Seth Roberts: “We learn to associate the flavors of a food with the calories it contains. Pavlov studied this sort of learning. Most weight-control researchers know little about it.”

“Ditto Foods.”
“Ditto foods are foods that taste exactly the same each time. Soft drinks. Breakfast cereals. Your favorite salami. Anything out of a package. Frozen foods. Anything from a mix. Chain-restaurant food. I introduced the term because I believe that ditto foods caused the obesity epidemic. Americans eat far more ditto food now than 20 years ago. Microwave ovens and chain restaurants have a lot to do with this.”

“For a weight-control perspective, the problem with junk food and fast food is not fat or sugar or calories; it is that they taste exactly the same each time – they are ditto foods. “One taste worldwide” was a McDonald’s slogan. Back in the 1950’s, people were not eating a low-fat diet. They were not eating low-carbs (avoiding sugar and bread). They were not trying to eat small portions. (And they were not getting much exercise, either.) Yet they were much thinner than us. The reason is that they ate much less ditto food, including less junk food and fast food, than we do.”

Engineered foods divorce flavor from nutrition. In nature, nutritionally dense foods are full of flavor. 

 

 

 

 

Facial Reenactment Software: Real Or Fake?

Via: disinfo.com

Today, we can kiss reality goodbye. Stanford, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Max Planck Institute for Informatics unveiled their latest project and it is very scary. They have developed a technology that can manipulate youtube videos in real-time with a basic web camera. The implications, of this technology, are very serious.

 

 

Altering our perception of reality has gotten so easy to do  yet  increasingly hard to detect.

 

 

Popular Science: Real-Time Video Software Puts Someone Else’s Facial Expressions On Your Face

 

 

 

Filippo Brunelleschi: I built that

Via: nationalgeographic.com

Soaring to a height of 374 feet, the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore is a wonder of ingenuity nearly six centuries after its construction. Its grandeur and artistry were meant to outshine those of any other structure in early Renaissance Italy, elevating Florence over rival cities. Though many believed it was too big and ambitious to build, architect Filippo Brunelleschi succeeded, using methods that experts don’t fully understand even today.

 

Brunelleschi: Studies of His Technology and Inventions

 

 

 

Eye In The Sky

 

A thriller set in the world of remotely piloted aircraft warfare.

EYE IN THE SKY

The commander is in England.
The drone pilot is in America.
the terrorist is in Kenya.
And the authority to strike is up in the air.

Welcome to the new front line!

 

 

The PD-100 Black Hornet is a nano UAV developed by Prox Dynamics. The Black Hornet offers intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to armed forces in mission critical operations. The UAV gives access to remote locations and provides situational awareness on the battle field.The Black Hornet has been deployed in Afghanistan to meet the surveillance requirements of the UK Armed Forces. The UAV is also in service with the security forces of several other countries.

 

 

Palm-size Drones Buzz Over Battlefield

Nano UAV    PD-100 Black Hornet PRS

 

 

 

Planned Obsolescence: Engineered To Fail

 

 

“Planned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence in industrial design and economics is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete, that is, unfashionable or no longer functional after a certain period of time. The rationale behind the strategy is to generate long-term sales volume by reducing the time between repeat purchases (referred to as “shortening the replacement cycle”).”    wikipedia

 

“Planned obsolescence tends to work best when a producer has at least an oligopoly.”  wikipedia

 In 1932 with Bernard London‘s pamphlet Ending the Depression Through Planned Obsolescence:

“An equally important advantage of a system of planned obsolescence would be its function in providing a new reservoir from which to draw income for the operation of the Government.”

 “My proposal would put the entire country on the road to recovery, and eventually restore normal employment conditions and sound prosperity. My suggested remedy would provide a permanent source of income for the Federal Government and would relieve it for all time of the difficulties of balancing its budget. Briefly stated, the essence of my plan for accomplishing these much-to-be-desired-ends is to chart the obsolesce of capital and consumption goods at the time of their production. I would have the Government assign a lease of life to shoes and homes and machines, to all products of manufacture, mining and agriculture, when they are first created, and they would be sold and used within the term of their existence definitely known by the consumer. After the allotted time had expired, these things would be legally “dead” and would be controlled by the duly appointed governmental agency and destroyed if there is widespread unemployment. New products would constantly be pouring forth from the factories and marketplaces, to take the place of the obsolete, and the wheels of industry would be kept going and employment regularized and assured for the masses.” 

 

 

 

 

Engineered to fail: a strategy of people control

 

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

 

ebook preview: Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America