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This is why I don't trust government 'science', particularly from agencies like the CDC or FDA.  The researchers are just following the money.  They've got to eat too.

via +Richard Rohlin 
 
Flint shows that it isn't just the social sciences that are in crisis:
In Flint the agencies paid to protect these people weren’t solving the problem. They were the problem. What faculty person out there is going to take on their state, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency? I don’t blame anyone, because I know the culture of academia. You are your funding network as a professor. You can destroy that network that took you 25 years to build with one word. I’ve done it. When was the last time you heard anyone in academia publicly criticize a funding agency, no matter how outrageous their behavior? We just don’t do these things.
Marc Edwards, a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech, has become something of a folk hero for his role in identifying lead in the city’s water. But he says he takes no pleasure in the attention. Instead he worries that university res
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That's what I've said - it's the way the system is built. 
These sorts of problems can happen in bureaucracies that are not capitalistic
I wasn't advocating for socialism, Paul. Money out of politics can be done in a capitalistic system as well. I'm for a little bit of ethics. But that, probably, won't come anytime soon, as the TPP is knocking on our doors...
Gotta run. 

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What a great idea.
 
Next time someone calls you for sales purposes, simply tap "add call.“ Dial 214-666-4321. Merge the calls. Then the Jolly Roger Telephone Co., a voice recording that will frustrate and confuse that telemarketer, will take over.
Robots, algorithms and machines sometimes seem designed to destroy us. They take our jobs, manipulate our Facebook News Feeds and rain death on foreign nations from across the world. But some robots can be heroes, saving us from the dreary agents of capitalism. The Jolly Roger is such a bot, designed
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Study after study shows benefits of moderate consumption of alcohol, even during pregnancy. Is the CDC trying to discredit itself, or does it think women are a) unaware if they are having sex or not and b) unable to exercise moderation? #taxpayerfundedmisogyny
Women of child-bearing age should avoid alcohol, unless they're using contraception, said federal health officials said Tuesday, in a move to reduce the number of babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome.
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Nope. WhenI view source, I have an empty page, even if I go to the root of the pediatrics website. 
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Clinton by a coin toss!
 
Heh, politics in action!

Hillary Clinton has earned at least one delegate in Iowa entirely by chance. When Des Moines Precinct 70 was split 61-61 between Bernie Sanders and Clinton, the winner was decided by a random coin toss because that's how they get the job done in Iowa.

I'm not posting this as a way to say Clinton doesn't deserve the delegate (the coin toss could have gone either way), I'm just amazed amused at our political system.
Hillary Clinton has earned at least one delegate in Iowa entirely by chance. When Des Moines Precinct 70 was split 61-61 between Bernie Sanders and Clinton, the winner was decided by a random coin toss because that's how they get the job done in Iowa: The coin toss rule is on the #IowaCaucus guide for Democratic precinct chairs pic.twitter.com/KQXRXaiLrx — Fernando Peinado (@FernandoPeinado) February 2, 2016 Watch democracy in action, below. Je...
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I really, really wish I had been at the precincts in Ames & at Drake University in Des Moines. 
The students witnessed first hand how the process can be manipulated against their guy. They fought the power and won. Hopefully, they'll remain watchful of the system for the remainder of their lives. 
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I think Trump is going to be our next president.  I'm not happy about it, but that's what I'm expecting.  

1) I don't think any other Republicans are in a position to get their party's nomination.  
2) As popular as Sanders is, I think he's too 'extreme' for a lot of Democrats and I don't think he can get his party's nomination.  And even if he did, he'd have a hard time getting votes from moderates and conservatives in a general election.
3) I don't think our country will elect a woman president yet, as there is still a ton of misogyny in our society.  Examples abound.  Obama had no trouble winning, but that's in part because few Americans are actually racist.  (There are still racist structures that are sustained by inertia from previous generations, but that's another topic...)

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I just don't think any candidate from any party will do any good. It's gonna take the conversion of the nation to make any real changes. All candidates are simply going to heed to the biggest dollar. Doesn't matter who they are... 
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#dontgetthejoke IYKWIM
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I've known people who used to dumpster dive for food. They would find perfectly good foods that were still in their wrappings, but only slightly passed their nominal expiration dates. It's bad enough that so much good food is thrown away, but that many stores would block people from getting to it is absurd. If anyone throws something away, it should be fair game.
 
Supermarkets will also be barred from deliberately spoiling food in order to stop it being eaten by people foraging in stores’ bins. In recent years, growing numbers of families, students, unemployed and homeless people in France have been foraging in supermarket bins at night to feed themselves. People have been finding edible products thrown out just as their best-before dates approached.

Some supermarkets doused binned food in bleach, reportedly to prevent food poisoning from items taken from bins. Other supermarkets deliberately binned food in locked warehouses for collection by refuse trucks.
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Not as extreme, but there used to be a baker at the local supermarket who'd sell us day old boxes of doughnuts for a dime a dozen after 2:00 AM in college. They were about to be thrown out and he didn't like the waste.

The store put a stop to that too. They don't get to take a loss at full price if they don't throw such things out.

Now, that logic doesn't apply here, once it's already thrown out, but definitely something similar going on in someone's head--has to be fiscal. So, someone worried about legal implications, regulatory sanctions, etc., at the expense of everyone else.
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“The risk is real. Why take the chance?” says CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, M.D. But somehow, she’s not talking about the risks women face when they let someone cram a copper wire into their uterine wall.

Because  . . . it’s just women. If one woman gets damaged, we can always find more.
 
The CDC is saying that if you have a glass of wine on Friday night so you can sleep for once, that puts you in the same category as the sorority girl blacking out in a pool of Jägermeister and someone else’s vomit because she’s too dumb to notice that, after hosting the entire rugby team one night, she hasn’t gotten her period in six months.

It’s hard to even list the problems with thinking this way. But I’ll try!
In one of those rare, slightly alarming confluences of sisterly outrage, women of every political stripe are coming together and flipping a huge bird to the CDC, who yesterday proclaimed that women...
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Egalitarianism now!
Selective Service laws have never required women to subject themselves to the draft.
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Dang! Note to self: - buy "Sarcasm Dictionary" by Paul Heimann.
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If I’ve blocked your ads – whether I don’t like them, don’t trust them, or both – then blocking me from your site unless I agree to unblock those ads seems perfectly reasonable.

If we can reach a willing buyer/willing seller compromise, then we will both end up happy; if not, then neither of us will end up with something at the expense of the other.

But forcing ads on me, especially if I’ve blocked your ads because of of security concerns and yet you are tricking my browser into displaying them in a way I won’t notice until it’s too late…

…how is that going to win me over?


Hold onto your hats! This article is about adblocking, always a windswept topic when we discuss it on Naked Security...
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Law enforcement really shouldn't be a for-profit business. Like all such corruption, this will disproportionately hurt the poor.
 
The “warrant redemption” program works like this. The agency gets no-cost license plate readers as well as free access to LEARN-NVLS, the ALPR data system Vigilant says contains more than 2.8-billion plate scans and is growing by more than 70 million scans a month. This also includes a wide variety of analytical and predictive software tools.

The government agency in turn gives Vigilant access to information about all its outstanding court fees, which the company then turns into a hot list to feed into the free ALPR systems. As police cars patrol the city, they ping on license plates associated with the fees. The officer then pulls the driver over and offers them a devil’s bargain: go to jail, or pay the original fine with an extra 25% processing fee tacked on, all of which goes to Vigilant.
What happens when you lower the barriers to entry? More participants join the market. It works everywhere, even when the market is "law enforcement" and the "customers" are everyone else. Vigilant Solutions, one of the...
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They tried to blame it on the iPhone owner's having erased data via a cloud service, but an independent forensics company told another tale.
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Not finding "an app for that". I may have to make one.
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