Be Careful What You Ask For; You Just Might Get It

“A Government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything you have.” ~ Thomas Jefferson by Rand Eastwood For decades, the American people have been turning everything they possibly can over to the state to take care of, convinced by government officials that they can avoid work and responsibility and just have fun, be entertained, and get free stuff. The entire time, libertarians (of all ilks) have been warning and warning and warning the people that doing so, in exchange for whatever benefits they think they’ll get in return, will ultimately result … Continue reading Be Careful What You Ask For; You Just Might Get It

Journalist reveals that “chocolate makes you thin” report was fake, designed to test what science media will reprint without checking sources

  This spring, the journal International Archives of Medicine published a delicious new study: According to researchers at Germany’s Institute of Diet and Health, people who ate dark chocolate while dieting lost more weight. The media coverage was instantaneous and jubilant: “Scientists say eating chocolate can help you lose weight,” read a headline in the Irish Examiner. “Excellent News: Chocolate Can Help You Lose Weight!” Huffington Post India boasted. “Dieting? Don’t forget the chocolate,” announced Modern Healthcare. It was unbelievable news. And reporters shouldn’t have believed it. It turns out that the Institute of Diet and Health is just a Web site with no institute attached. Johannes … Continue reading Journalist reveals that “chocolate makes you thin” report was fake, designed to test what science media will reprint without checking sources

Has Consciousness Evolved?

by Richard Smoley, New Dawn, Waking Times The idea that consciousness is evolving is one of the most important doctrines of the New Age. But is it true? Over the long term, the answer seems obvious. Even the stupidest of humans is far more intelligent and sophisticated than a trilobite. Although materialists have skirted the conclusion that evolution has a direction – and that this direction is toward greater complexity – they have not managed to shoot it down. The New Age idea of evolving consciousness is a little different. Many advocates of the new paradigm insist that human consciousness has gotten … Continue reading Has Consciousness Evolved?

Hive consciousness

Illustration by Richard Wilkinson New research places us on the cusp of brain-to-brain communication. Could the next step spell the end of individual minds? by Peter Watts (Peter Watts is a Canadian science-fiction author and former marine biologist. His latest novel is Echopraxia(2014).) Edited by Ed Lake You already know that we can run machines with our brainwaves. That’s been old news for almost a decade, ever since the first monkey fed himself using a robot arm and the power of positive thinking. Nowadays, even reports of human neuroprostheses barely raise an eyebrow. Brain-computer interfaces have become commonplace in everything … Continue reading Hive consciousness

Cyber-Attack Warning: Could Hackers Bring Down a Plane?

Hack In The Box Hugo Teso spent years searching for network vulnerabilities in passenger aircraft. He found plenty. By Marcel Rosenbach and Gerald Traufetter For years, hackers have been warning that passenger jets are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Airlines and plane manufacturers have largely ignored the risks, but recent events are leading German authorities and pilots to take the threats extremely seriously. The officials from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) were not at all happy about what they were hearing. An unshaven 32-year-old from Spain, his hair pulled back in a ponytail, was talking about cockpit computers and their weaknesses … Continue reading Cyber-Attack Warning: Could Hackers Bring Down a Plane?

Exposed: VPs, CEOs with fake degrees in UAE

Image Credit: Gulf News   Hundreds have made it to top posts with bogus certificates bought from non-existent universities BY MAZHAR FAROOQUI, DUBAI: In the eye of a global firestorm for selling fake degrees, Pakistani firm AXACT raked most of its ill gotten millions from the UAE, an XPRESS investigation has found. Over the past four years, hundreds of residents have paid the dubious IT company from Dh5,000 to Dh50,000 for credentials issued by non-existent colleges purportedly based in the US or UK and with high sounding names like Rochville University, Midtown University, Baytown University, Edgebrook University, Belford University, Ahsley … Continue reading Exposed: VPs, CEOs with fake degrees in UAE

The Ancient Egyptian Civilization, Thousands Of Years Older Than Previously Thought

Is it possible that the Great Pyramids of Giza are over 7000 years old? It looks like an Ostrich egg is questioning the age of the Pyramids of Giza postulated by mainstream archaeology. Some evidence casts doubt on the actual chronology of Egyptian pharaohs. The Turin King List, also known as the Turin Royal Canon, raises many questions that science does not seem to accept. Despite attempts at reconstruction, approximately 50% of the papyrus remains missing. This papyrus as presently constituted is 1.7 m long and 0.41 m wide, broken into over 160 fragments. The Egyptian hieratic papyrus thought to date from the reign … Continue reading The Ancient Egyptian Civilization, Thousands Of Years Older Than Previously Thought

WHO WOULD WIN A CONFLICT IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA: THE INFOGRAPHIC

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE As regular readers are no doubt aware, the US and China are racing towards a maritime conflict stemming from Beijing’s construction of what Washington has condescendingly called “sand castles” in the Spratly archipelago. Atop these man-made islands are cement plants, air strips, and soon-to-be lighthouses, as China boldly asserts its territorial claims on what are heavily-contested waters though which trillions in seaborne freight pass each year. Now, with Beijing set to enforce what is effectively a no-fly zone over its new sovereign ‘territory’ we bring you the following graphic from WSJ which shows that when it comes to sheer size, … Continue reading WHO WOULD WIN A CONFLICT IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA: THE INFOGRAPHIC

IQ, Psy Ops and the “Civilization” of the Scam

by Jay Dyer, Contributor, Waking Times Cognitive dissonance is the firewall that exists in most minds when confronted with a challenge to their basic beliefs about the world.  As it is human nature to avoid admitting being in error or having been duped, for most humans the ego zealously flees the admission to oneself of significant error.  Challenges to our worldviews or paradigms of belief are also quite jarring – they can unsettle our comfortable existence and lead us to question everything we held dear, and might even lead to psychological or spiritual crises when the consideration of being fundamentally in error … Continue reading IQ, Psy Ops and the “Civilization” of the Scam