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50+ officers raid mental health hospital in Georgia after patient found in freezer

More than 50 local police officers raided a mental health hospital in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Only WSB-TV was there when detectives pulled evidence and questioned employees. Investigators spent hours going through evidence Friday at two Lakeview Behavioral Health buildings in Gwinnett County. One is located on Medlock Bridge Road and the other is on One Technology Parkway. For months, former patients and their families have complained of unexplained injuries after leaving Lakeview. CONTINUE @ WFTV  

Weinstein accused of misusing ankle monitor; $5M bail sought

Harvey Weinstein violated his bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor, which left his whereabouts unrecorded for hours at a time, a New York prosecutor argued Friday. Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi made the claim at a pretrial hearing for Weinstein after he hobbled into court with what his lawyer later described as a back ailment. Illuzi told a judge he had repeatedly violated his bail conditions by leaving home a piece of the monitoring technology that keeps the ankle bracelet activated. “None of these violations were accidental,” Illuzzi said while arguing that Weinstein’s bail should be raised from $1 million…

Pinterest to censor images and content about weddings that took place at a plantation

Pinterest and The Knot – the two most popular websites for wedding inspiration and planning – have now decided to do away with plantation weddings. Known for the association with the notorious history of slavery and racial discrimination, plantation weddings are often frowned upon by several civil rights advocacy groups. At the pressure from of one such rights group known as Color of Change, both Pinterest and The Knot have started cracking down on all the plantation wedding venues which were once slave plantations. As of now, The Knot hasn’t banned any plantation venues from the platform, but has tightened…

First person to be convicted under Florida’s ‘Red Flag’ firearms law faces up to 5 years in prison

A Deerfield Beach man who was the first in Florida to be charged with defying the state’s “Red Flag” law has been found guilty and is now facing a maximum prison term of five years. Broward Circuit Judge Ernest Kollra ordered a pre-sentencing investigation for Jerron Smith, 33, who was accused in March 2018 of failing to allow law enforcement officials to confiscate his weapons under the new state law, which was designed to take firearms away from those deemed most likely to use them to commit crimes. The so-called “red flag” law was passed in the wake of the…

CNN Ratings Drop To Three-Year Low Amid Constant Impeachment Coverage

t has been over two months since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, and CNN has been running non-stop coverage of all the latest impeachment developments. In retrospect, that may not have been the best idea: with round the clock coverage, viewership of the rabidly partisan, far-left media outlet has actually tumbled to three-year lows, reported Nielsen Media Research. Nielsen reported that CNN recorded its lowest prime time ratings in nearly three years during the week of November 25. Even more embarrassing for Jerry Zucker, Fox News recorded higher ratings than MSNBC and CNN combined. Fox…

Scam: Cities are banning natural gas in new homes, citing climate change

A growing number of U.S. cities are taking a stand against gas stoves, long billed as a more convenient way to cook, because of their contribution to climate change. Since June, a dozen cities have banned natural gas equipment in new buildings. Berkeley, California, was the first, followed in the state by San Jose, Mountain View, Santa Rosa and Brisbane. A half-dozen other cities have passed laws to strongly encourage all-electric construction without banning fossil fuels outright. On the East Coast, Brookline, Massachusetts, in November became the first city in the state to ban new gas hookups. Dozens of other…

Putin: I’m not excited by ‘poorly informed’ Greta Thunberg

Vladimir Putin has condemned teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg, claiming she is “poorly informed” and does not understand complex global issues. Speaking at an energy forum in Moscow, the Russian president also suggested the 16-year-old was manipulated into making unrealistic demands during her impassioned UN speech last month. He also said he was not “excited” by the teenager, who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change after encouraging other students to miss school for weekly protests. Mr Putin called her a “kind and sincere girl” but said: “I don’t share exultation about Greta Thunberg”. Without elaborating, he…

Colorado Appeals Court: Three Months Of Surveillance Via Pole-Mounted Camera Is Unconstitutional

How much warrantless surveillance is too much surveillance? It depends on which court you ask. Public areas, which include people’s front doors and unfenced yards, have very little in the way of privacy expectations. Consequently, there’s a lot of warrantless surveillance aimed at these areas, usually in the form of pole-mounted cameras. While warrants could be obtained, they usually aren’t. And, in some cases, the surveillance occurs during the early stages of an investigation where enough probable cause hasn’t been established to secure a warrant even if investigators thought they might need one. In 2014, a Washington federal court judge…

The Masses Are Being Conditioned To Ignore The Economic Bubble

In the second week of October, after the “partial” U.S.-China trade deal was announced to much fanfare, I made this prediction: US and Chinese officials rarely waste an opportunity to use trade talk headlines to head-fake markets with false hope. Rumors of a “partial” or tentative trade deal are circulating today, with MORE trade talks in a month or two. In other words, “more trade talks” means there is no deal of any substance and there’s plenty of time for the whole thing to fall apart once again. I give it less than a month. In the meantime, there will…

Mysterious Supermassive Black Hole is Creating Stars Across Four Galaxies

The Hubble Space Telescope gets all of the media hype for its dazzling images, but when it comes to black holes – which don’t photograph too well – you can’t beat the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. In orbit since 1999, this space telescope has far exceeded its planned five-year lifespan and continues to dazzle astronomers with its new discoveries about black holes. Its latest find is a supermassive black hole which, instead of gobbling up stars, planets and space debris, is spewing out thousands of baby stars and spreading them across four galaxies. How does this happen and are we in…

Thought Police Sic Liberal Lynch Mob on Peloton

Advertising goes out of its way to be politically correct, often to the point of inducing nausea. Even so, some falls afoul of the thought police, evoking the rage of the liberal Twitter mob. For example, Peloton — maker of exercise equipment — dared suggest that women might feel good about getting in shape, even possibly implying that this would please their husbands. AdAge reporter Adrianne Pasquarelli tsk-tsks: The spot, called “The Gift that Gives Back,” continued to air Tuesday evening … even as criticism grew. The ad, about a woman whose husband gifts her an apparent life-changing exercise bike,…

Apple admits iPhone 11 Pro still collects location data even when told not to

A security researcher has found that the iPhone 11 Pro still intermittently collects location data even when the user has blocked it from doing so. Apple has seemingly admitted this, telling the researcher that this is ‘expected behavior’ … KrebsOnSecurity identified the issue, made a video showing it happening (below) and reported it to Apple. However, the response from the iPhone maker implies that certain ‘system services’ continue to collect location data even when the user has selected Never for all individual system services and apps. One of the more curious behaviors of Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro is that…

We Need a New Internet Which is Not Owned by a Few…

Kristof De Spiegeleer is a serial entrepreneur who is the co-founder and chairman of the ThreeFold Foundation, where he is building the next generation of IT infrastructure, leveraging the power of the blockchain. We had the chance to discuss his journey building tech companies, problems with current IT systems, and what he believes is the future of the blockchain. Edward: Kristof, tell us more about your background so that the Hackernoon community can get to know who you are. Kristof: Since I was 9 years old I have been obsessed by computers & programming. I guess you can call me…

Trump Considers Sending 14,000 More Troops to Mideast…

The Trump administration is considering a significant expansion of the U.S. military footprint in the Middle East, including dozens more ships, other military hardware and as many as 14,000 additional troops to counter Iran, U.S. officials said. The deployment could double the number of U.S. military personnel who have been sent to the region since the start of a troop buildup in May. President Trump is expected to make a decision on the new deployments as soon as this month, those officials said. Mr. Trump, facing an election next year, has long sought to exit foreign entanglements and avoid new…

DARPA Developing Smart Suits to Protect Against Biological Attacks

The Pentagon’s research arm—the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—wants to accelerate the development of innovative textiles and smart materials to better and more comfortably protect humans from chemical and biological threats. According to a recently published broad agency announcement, DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office launched the Personalized Protective Biosystem, or PPB program to rapidly produce wearable technology that prevents threatening agents from entering the body and cutting-edge barriers that can neutralize damaging agents when they come into contact with people’s skin, eyes and airways. “The current [chemical and biological] threat environment consists of broadly acting, highly pathogenic, and sometimes immediately lethal…

The Pentagon’s Destruction of the Bill of Rights

It is supremely ironic that Pentagon officials take an oath to support and defend the Constitution because they intentionally destroyed the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution when they set up their “judicial” system at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In fact, the very reason the Pentagon established its system in Cuba, rather than the United States, was to circumvent and avoid the provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Prior to the 9/11 attacks, whenever someone was charged with terrorism or any other criminal offense, US officials would secure a grand-jury indictment and then prosecute him in a…

Establishment media now openly pushing tech giants to censor all independent media

The very first amendment to the U.S. constitution deals with the sensitive subject of freedom of speech, and it is sacred to many people, who feel that the 1st amendment protects their religious, ethical and other freedoms. The right to have your own opinion and express it freely is something cherished by most Americans. Nonetheless, freedom of speech is under attack, not just in the United States, but across the globe. Countries like China are famous for openly censoring the exchange of ideas and information that they deem to be unacceptable or threatening. But controlling what people see and hear…

Stellar Vibes: Neutron Star-Quakes ‘Clear Up Mystery’ of Milky Way’s Age

Astronomers have used careful measurements of star brightness originally gathered for spotting planets for a new purpose: guessing the age of our galaxy. After tracking “star-quakes,” they believe a more accurate estimate is that the Milky Way is 10 billion years old. When NASA’s Kepler satellite was scouring the skies for exoplanets, it found them by carefully watching a star’s brightness for the telltale dimming caused by a planet passing in front of it. While Kepler’s mission is complete, the data it collected keeps on giving: a team of scientists led by researchers at the Sydney-based ARC Centre of Excellence…

LAPD Cop Busted on His Own Body Cam Fondling a Dead Woman’s Breasts

In one of the strangest and most disgusting cases TFTP has ever reported, an LAPD cop is now under investigation after he was reportedly caught on his own body camera fondling a dead woman’s breasts. The incident was never reported and only discovered after the LAPD conducted a random review of its officers’ body camera footage and a whistleblower leaked it to the press. KTLA reports: The Los Angeles Police Department officer and a partner had responded to a report of a body at a residence, the person said. The officer fondled the corpse’s breasts when his partner was not…

Grand Jury Indicts Democratic Donor Ed Buck on Drug Trafficking Offenses, including Giving Methamphetamine to 2 Victims Who Suffered Fatal Overdoses

Edward Buck was indicted this afternoon by a federal grand jury on a series of narcotics distribution offenses, including providing methamphetamine to two men who died after being injected with the drug. Buck, a 65-year-old West Hollywood resident, was named in a five-count indictment that charges him with two counts of distributing methamphetamine resulting in death. The indictment alleges that Buck provided methamphetamine to Gemmel Moore, who overdosed on the drug and died on July 27, 2017, and Timothy Dean, who also suffered a fatal overdose in Buck’s apartment, on January 7, 2019. Each of the charges alleging the distribution…

Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuses began by 1985, targeted 13-year-old, lawsuit claims

Financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of girls and young women began as early as 1985 and targeted victims as young as 13 years old, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by nine accusers against his estate. The accusers, known as Jane Doe I through Jane Doe IX, are among more than 20 women so far to formally seek compensation from Epstein’s $577 million estate, after he killed himself on Aug. 10 in a Manhattan jail cell. Epstein’s death at age 66 was ruled a suicide, and came five weeks after his arrest on federal charges he trafficked dozens of…

Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Banker at Deutsche & Citi Found Swinging From a Rope; Executive ‘Suicide’ Before FBI Questioned Him

Jeffrey Epstein’s private wealth banker, who brokered and signed off on untold multiple millions of dollars in controversial Deutsche Bank and Citibank loans spanning two decades for the convicted pedophile, has died from a reported suicide. The news of yet another mysterious Epstein-linked death comes shortly after the FBI was seeking to interview the bank executive about loans he approved for Epstein and the indicted child trafficker’s labyrinth of US-based and offshore companies. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner confirmed Thomas Bowers died by an apparent suicide by hanging at his home before Thanksgiving. Epstein likewise died from a reported…

Top Cop Who Received Award for ‘Keeping Children Safe’ Arrested for Molesting Children

Police sexual misconduct is one of America’s dirty little secrets. Barely a day goes by without news of a law enforcement officer’s arrest for raping adults and children alike. There are so many instances of officers arrested for sexual misconduct that the Free Thought Project cannot report on all of them. However, when exceedingly disturbing cases involving school cops raping students they are tasked with protecting or cops who work with child victims betraying that trust and preying on children they’re allegedly trying to help, we are compelled to do so. The following story out of Georgia is one of…

Say cheese! DHS proposes MANDATORY facial recognition checks for US citizens at airports

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is pushing to impose mandatory facial recognition scans on all Americans entering or leaving the United States, moving to close a loophole that allows citizens to opt out. Proposed in a recent filing, the DHS requested a change to the current rules in order to “provide that all travelers, including US citizens, may be required to be photographed upon entry and/or departure” from the US, citing the need to identify criminals or “suspected terrorists.” While not yet implemented, the rule change is in the “final stages of clearance,” a DHS official told CNN…

KONE To Put Facial Recognition And Alexa Listening Devices In Elevators

The good old days of elevator music being a minor distraction is about change. VentureBeat reports that “elevators of the future will have virtual windows, voice-activated controls, music-streaming, and more.” KONE’s DX Class, elevators will give security and the buildings owners, unparalleled access to view what is happening inside their elevators. “Yesterday’s announcement concerned new elevators designed from the get-go with connectivity built in, allowing building owners to remotely control, activate, and deactivate specific services from a central dashboard. The setup includes a dynamic display, acoustics, and lighting that can be used to tailor the ambiance and interior.” KONE’s “Monitoring…

Leaked documents show state-owned Chinese companies are shaping global UN facial recognition standards

Leaked documents obtained by the Financial Times show that state-owned Chinese tech companies are drafting proposals that shape global facial recognition standards. According to the documents, China Telecom, Dahua, and ZTE are proposing new international standards that influence the United Nation’s (UN’s) International Telecommunication Union (ITU) standards for facial recognition, video monitoring, city, and vehicle surveillance. These ITU standards are increasingly being authored by companies rather than government officials. Once drafted, these standards are highly influential on the global rules for using and developing facial recognition, particularly in developing countries. According to Richard Wingfield, the Head of Legal at the…

Doomed: Six People Arrested After Selling Woman’s Newborn Baby Girl for $420

Babies are not objects or commodities to be sold or thrown away. The statement may seem obvious, but all across the world, babies in and outside the womb are being dehumanized through abortion, human trafficking and other atrocities. This week, the Indian news outlet Deccan Herald reported a case of child trafficking involving a newborn baby girl who was almost aborted. The girl’s mother, “Asha,” allegedly upset her family when she had an affair with a family friend and became pregnant, according to the report. Police recently arrested Asha’s mother, “Sudha,” and five other people who allegedly helped to sell…

Propaganda: DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens (surprise, it’s all ready happening)

Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving to and departing from the U.S. to also include citizens, which had previously been exempt from the mandatory checks. In a filing, the department has proposed that all travelers, and not just foreign nationals or visitors, will have to complete a facial recognition check before they are allowed to enter the U.S., but also to leave the country. Facial recognition for departing flights has increased in recent years as part of Homeland Security’s efforts to catch visitors and travelers who overstay their visas. The department, whose responsibility is to…

Prison Telecom Monopolies Bring Their ‘Innovation’ To Prison Ebooks

Over the last few decades, companies like Securus have managed to obtain a pretty cozy, government-supported monopoly over prison phone and teleconferencing services. Like any monopoly, this has pretty traditionally resulted in not only sky high rates upwards of $14 per minute for phone calls, but comically poor service as well. Because these folks are in prison, and as we all know everybody in prison is always guilty, drumming up enough sympathy to convert into political momentum has long proven difficult. Recent efforts to do something about it were scuttled by FCC boss Ajit Pai, whose former clients included Securus.…

Gold Mine: Big Banks Coming After Your Spending Data…

There’s a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you: the bank behind your credit or debit card. For years, Google and Facebook have been showing ads based on your online behavior. Retailers from Amazon to Walgreens also regularly suction up your transaction history to steer future spending and hold your loyalty. Now banks, too, want to turn data they already have on your spending habits into extra revenue by identifying likely customers for retailers. Banks are increasingly aware that they could be sitting on a gold mine of information that can be used to…

School Cop Arrested for Allegedly Raping Child He Was Tasked with ‘Protecting’

While most parents of school children in the United States will take comfort in knowing a police officer is at their child’s school, all too often, school cops are caught committing the vilest of offenses. As the following case out of Clearwater County illustrates, “protection and safety” are the last things at least one student of Bagley High School received from her school cop. Neil Dolan, 31, a deputy with the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, was charged last week with multiple counts of criminal sexual misconduct after a 9th grader came forward and told investigators that this armed man, in…

China: Man Interrogated For Criticizing Police on Social Media

A video out of China shows a man being called in and interrogated by authorities for the crime of criticizing the police on social media. The clip shows the man handcuffed to a metal chair as he is asked personal questions. “Why did you complain about police on QQ and WeChat?” police ask the man. He is then grilled about his screen name and activity in a group chat on the WeChat platform. China spies on social media conversations. Then they bring dissidents in for a real-life chat. I’d say we’re AT LEAST five years away from that over here,…

Angela Merkel Goes Full Liberal Authoritarian, Demands Restrictions on Free Speech

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has come out with an inflammatory rant targeting free speech that opens her to comparisons of one of her most notorious predecessors. Merkel falsely claimed that Germany recognizes a tradition of free expression and called for draconian restrictions on views she finds offensive in the speech, given to the German legislature on Wednesday. Angela Merkel is not known for her passion. But in this fiery speech about freedom of expression, the chancellor was unusually emotional. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/TbysWvOb0K — DW Politics (@dw_politics) November 27, 2019 “Freedom of expression has its limits. Those limits begin where hatred is…

Fmr. Presidential Adviser Indicted for Holding 14yo Boy Captive as His Sex Slave

A onetime informal adviser to the Trump campaign who is charged with bringing a 14-year-old Czech boy to the United States for sex failed to persuade a federal judge that the crime is too old to prosecute. In a three-count indictment unsealed in July, prosecutors alleged that George Nader brought the boy to Washington in 2000 after being introduced by way of a European pimp. “Night after night,” the indictment alleges, Nader assaulted and exploited the boy while withholding his passport to keep control over him. Prosecutors also claim Nader threatened the boy’s mother, telling her she would be jailed…

Cop Arrested for Pulling Over Young Women for Speeding, Then Raping Them

Officials in Arcola are asking anyone with knowledge of alleged sexual acts by one of their police officers to come forward. They believe the woman he allegedly raped following a traffic stop may not be his only victim. Hector Aaron Ruiz, 24, was arrested last week and charged with coercing a woman he pulled over on November 16th into a sex act. In other words, he used his badge to get sexual favors from those victims he was pulling over. A unnamed woman (victims of sexual assault are not identified out of respect for their privacy) said Ruiz pulled her…

In Australia, cameras and A.I. are identifying drivers using their phones while at the wheel

Authorities in New South Wales, Australia, are to introduce a cell phone detection camera program by the end of this year. The announcement, made over the weekend, follows a six-month pilot which took place between January and June. During that trial, technology supplied by a firm called Acusensus was able to check 8.5 million vehicles and determined that over 100,000 drivers had been using their phones illegally. It’s envisioned that after starting this year, the program will expand to carry out 135 million vehicle checks each year by 2023. According to New South Wales’ Centre for Road Safety, the system…

Slaves in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services

People in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of the country’s hundreds of millions of internet users. The regulation, announced in September, was due to come into effect on Sunday. The government says it wants to “protect the legitimate rights and interest of citizens in cyberspace”. China already uses facial recognition technology to survey its population. It is a world leader in such technologies, but their intensifying use across the country in recent years has sparked debate. What are the new rules? When…

Researchers Say 3D Scans Will Reveal Noah’s Ark Is Buried In Turkish Mountains

The search for one of the most legendary boats of human history has made a potential breakthrough as multiple teams of scientists have zeroed in on a curious ship-shaped rise on Mt. Ararat in Turkey. The story of Noah’s Ark and the great flood that covered the earth, echoed in the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, has long fascinated archaeologists who have wondered if remnants of the boat are still to be found. Satellite images, radiocarbon dating, and most recently, 3D scans of the site known as Durupınar have all given hope to researchers that solid evidence of the Ark may…

Bankruptcy Judge Widens PG&E Liability for Wildfires

A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday that the principle of inverse condemnation applies to investor-owned utilities like Pacific Gas and Electric, meaning the company can be held liable for wildfire damage caused by its equipment even if it was not negligent. “It widens the potential liability,” explained University of California Hastings law professor David Levine in a phone interview. PG&E had argued it should not be held to the same standard as public entities because the state’s utility regulator does not let it automatically pass on inverse condemnation costs to ratepayers. U.S. District Judge Dennis Montali rejected that argument Wednesday,…

Piece of Jesus’s Manger Returns to Holy Site in West Bank Ahead of Christmas Celebrations

Some 1,400 years ago an important Christian relic from the biblical city of Bethlehem was sent to Rome as a gift to the head of the Catholic Church. It has now been returned to its place of origin. A wooden fragment which is believed to be from the manger where Jesus was laid after his birth has arrived in the biblical city of Bethlehem after spending almost 14 centuries in the Vatican, Reuters reported on Saturday. The piece, only several centimetres in length and sheathed in a silver ornamental case, was greeted by a crowd upon its arrival at the…

Joe the Nibbler? Democratic Presidential Candidate Biden Seen Biting Wife’s Finger – Video

The 76-year-old is no stranger to making gaffes and embarrassing himself in front of the public. He confused Syria with Iraq during a Democratic debate in October and promised that his tax credit would put 720 million US women back into the workforce, when the entire population of the United States is only 329 million. Democrat Joe Biden, who is running for president in 2020, was seen biting his wife’s finger during a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa on 29 November as he launched his “No Malarkey” bus tour in the Hawkeye state. The act occurred when Jill Biden…

Featured Customs agents seize $95M in counterfeit goods along with thousands of fake IDs

U.S. customs agents in Louisville, KY announced Wednesday they have seized illegal items worth more than $95 million since Sept. 1. The announcement came just days after U.S. Customs and Border Protections said they had confiscated around 5,000 fake IDs. Since Sept. 1, agents have intercepted and seized 164 shipments worth 75% more than seizures from 2018 at this time, according to a statement Wednesday from Customs and Border Protection. If the seized items, including designer bags, jewelry, shoes and sunglasses, were real, they would be worth $95,600,000, according to CBP. “Driven by the rise in E-commerce, the market for…

Philadelphia releases serial child rapist illegal alien TWICE despite detainer

Some good, but still sobering news comes to us from the Philadelphia office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). First the good news. They just arrested Hector Moran-Espinoza, an illegal alien from Guatemala who was wanted on a laundry list of charges, primarily having to do with sexual assaults on minors and trafficking in child pornography. Then there’s the sobering news. The Philadelphia Police Department had already arrested and then released Moran twice this year, despite ICE having filed a detainer for him both times. (ICE.gov) Nov. 27, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present Guatemalan national for…

Facebook Deletes Melania Trump Photos, Claims They’re ‘Hate Speech’

In its latest attack on free speech, Facebook deleted photos of Melania Trump on Black Friday, calling them “hate speech.” A woman who goes by Amy in D.C. posted a warning she received from Facebook for posting a photo of the First Lady. “FB just removed this from a political page I’m co-editor on,” she wrote. “Hard to see the meme another editor shared, but it’s a picture of our First Lady and says ‘You can keep your Lady Gaga, we’ve got Lady MAGA.’”  “Hate speech? Really?” she added. The ridiculous censorship by Facebook further highlights their escalating war…

Hackers have reportedly figured out how to reactivate people’s canceled Netflix accounts and start charging them again for monthly subscriptions

Some Netflix customers who canceled their subscriptions were surprised to see new charges from the video-streaming service on their bank statements months later. Those people’s accounts were reactivated by hackers without their knowledge, according to a new BBC report. The hackers didn’t need users’ bank information to reactivate their accounts — all they had to do was log in. That’s because Netflix stores customer data for 10 months after someone cancels a subscription, according to the BBC, making it easier for people to rejoin after canceling. Some Twitter users have complained about the oversight. Super disappointed with my @netflix customer…

Liquid water on Pluto? Gases trapped in a layer of ice could be what keeps an underground ocean from freezing, report researchers

Scientists believe that a layer of gassy material on Pluto’s surface is stopping an ocean underneath it from freezing over. New models of Pluto’s evolution suggest that this gassy layer is helping to insulate this body of water. If their calculations are correct, this means that these gases, if present in other planets, can potentially harbor life-supporting bodies of liquid water. Images taken by NASA’s New Horizons probe showed the Sputnik Planitia region near the dwarf planet’s equator back in 2015. Hints of an underground ocean come from readings that showed mountain ranges, glaciers, icy volcanoes and fissures on Pluto’s surface, suggesting that…

Cops Force K9 to Maul Innocent Sleeping Blind Man in His Own Home—Taxpayers Held Liable

On that fateful night back in June 2017, Robert Aldred had committed no crime, had harmed no one and was asleep in his own home. Despite being entirely innocent, militarized cops with a blood thirsty K9 broke into his home, went into his bedroom, and savagely attacked this innocent man, who is also legally blind. Now, after filing a lawsuit against the city for the abuse, the city is issuing him an insultingly low settlement that Aldred says doesn’t even cover his medical bills. The fact that police felt it necessary to force their K9 to attack a naked blind…

Innocent Woman Handcuffed Naked and Terrorized by Cops Raiding the Wrong Home

Police entering the wrong residence in search of suspects is, unfortunately, quite a common occurrence. Sadly, most of the time the residents do not receive so much as an apology for the sheer terror they experience when it happens. Case in point, one Chicago woman was not only terrorized when cops raided the wrong address, they actually handcuffed her completely naked while they figured out how they screwed up. Anjanette Young always takes Thursday night and reserves it for herself. But this last February, Young’s peaceful night of watching Grey’s Anatomy was irreparably interrupted. She elaborated on her mid-week routine:…

High-Ranking Officer Arrested on Over 600 Counts of Child Sexual Abuse

A West Virginia Corrections Officer apparently wanted to be a part of the prison population he served so badly he allegedly raped a young girl from the time she was 9 until she turned 13. He’s now facing hundreds of charges over the incident. For his crimes, James Cain, 48 of Salem, WV was charged with over 600 counts of child sex charges. Cain already admitted to sexually assaulting the young victim. Evidence has also been collected from the home where the sexual assaults took place which included photos of the girl’s naked body. Unfortunately, the girl is apparently a…

‘Deathly Gravitational Embrace’: Researcher Predicts What Awaits Our Life-Friendly Milky Way

The product of a massive bang, our galaxy, which is the only one known to support life, is expected to sink into oblivion in a pretty similar way. The Milky Way is just one of a myriad of galaxies scattered around the ever expanding universe, with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope putting the total number of those it has managed to map at around 100 billion. Despite the Milky Way, where life has famously and uniquely emerged, being the subject of numerous studies, it seems that newer and fresher ones will never cease to appear. In her newly released book titled…

The U.S. Government Has Been Run as a Criminal Enterprise: Financial Fraud, Criminal Cash Flows

First published in December 2017 Financial expert and investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts says the U.S. Government runs on massive criminal activity. Fitts explains, “The U.S. economy is deeply dependent on criminal cash flows.  We’re the global leader in money laundering.  If we stopped doing that, the economy would be in for a major, major change. . . . The preference for most Americans is to keep that system going as long as it works for them.  So, it you are a public official, you are between a rock and a hard place.  If you press the red button and…

Bestselling Novelist Who Wrote About Vaccine Industry Deception Found Dead

We are in a time in which our level of discernment has to be high, and our desire to entertain our preferred narratives needs to be grounded in what is factual and credible. The story of the recent passing of novelist Jennifer Jaynes is circulating on the internet, often gaining momentum based on speculation rather than established fact. Still, her death poses many questions that deserve to be asked, once they are grounded in what is known to be true. We start with her online obituary which is said to have been posted by her parents: Funeral services for Jennifer Jaynes, age…

Notre Dame students demand to read fewer white male scholars

One of several demands lodged by ‘End Hate at ND’ student group A group of students at the University of Notre Dame is demanding that courses be reworked to reduce the number of reading materials penned by white, male scholars in an effort to “eliminate the violence of only privileging white scholarship.” It’s one of several demands the “End Hate at ND” group has put forth recently. The group describes itself as “an initiative for organizing civil action against racist, xenophobic, sexist, trans-exclusionary, & queer-phobic structures at Notre Dame.” The protesters’ demands also include diversity trainings in dorms, an end…

Al Gore’s 10 Global Warming Predictions, 13 Years Later — None Happened!

Soon we “celebrate” the 13th anniversary of former Vice President Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth” revealing the “grave” threat of global warming. On January 26, 2006 the Washington Post stated Al “believes humanity may have only 10 years left to save the planet from turning into a total frying pan.” My Tennessee neighbor won an Oscar and Nobel Prize for sounding the alarm in book and film as a Climate Control Caped Crusader. Al crisscrossed countries waving his arms, passionately declaring, “We can’t wait… We have a planetary emergency… the future of human civilization is at stake! … Global…

Facebook built a facial-recognition app that let employees identify people by pointing a phone at them

Facebook, which has been under fire because of privacy concerns, said Thursday it built an internal app that allowed employees to identify their colleagues and friends who enabled facial recognition by pointing their phone cameras at them. The app, reported earlier by Business Insider, wasn’t released publicly. Citing anonymous sources, Business Insider reported the app was developed between 2015 and 2016 but has since been discontinued. One version of the app could identify anyone on the social network if there was enough data to do so, BI reported, citing an unnamed source. Facebook acknowledged it had developed a facial recognition app,…

EFF to DHS: Stop Mass Collection of Social Media Information

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released a proposed rule expanding the agency’s collection of social media information on key visa forms and immigration applications. Earlier this month, EFF joined over 40 civil society organizations that signed on to comments drafted by the Brennan Center for Justice. These comments identify the free speech and privacy risks the proposed rule poses to U.S. persons both directly, if they are required to fill out these forms, and indirectly, if they are connected via social media to friends, family, or associates required to fill out these forms. DHS’s Proposed Rule In the…

The End Of Ownership, Military Edition: Even The US Military Can’t Fix Its Own Equipment Without Right To Repair Laws

We’ve written many times about the right to repair and how various companies have basically destroyed the concept of ownership by putting all sorts of post-purchase restrictions on what you can do with the products you supposedly “bought.” This began with copyright, but has morphed into other areas as well, including abusive and illegal claims about “warranty void if removed.” I still believe that excessive copyright law is to blame for all of this, as physical goods manufacturers looked at the post-sale restrictions enabled by copyright law and immediately began to think of ways to use that on physical items.…

US is ‘substantially’ reducing troop numbers in Afghanistan – Trump

President Donald Trump has said that the United States is “substantially” reducing its presence in Afghanistan, and claimed that a peace deal with the Taliban is close at hand. Speaking while on an unannounced Thanksgiving and his first visit to US troops in the country, where they have been fighting for 18 years, Trump said that his long-promised withdrawal from the country is underway. The president did not provide any specific numbers, or a timeframe for the drawdown. 🚨MOMENTS AGO🚨President @realDonaldTrump visits U.S. Soldiers at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan…. pic.twitter.com/HpHd6PxEqn — Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸 (@Scavino45) November 28, 2019 The withdrawal…

Innocent Man Jailed for 6 Months Until This Video Proved the Cop is a Lying Criminal

One NYPD police officer was fired, faces up to one year in jail, and another cop was investigated for lying about a traffic stop with a motorist. Officer Michael Bergman lied on his police report and to a grand jury saying victim Pedro Barbosa attempted to run him over with his car. However, video proved that this boy in blue was a criminal liar. Bergman now faces a much deserved legal battle all of his own making. In the early morning hours of February 1st, 2019, Barbosa parallel parked at an address in Brooklyn hoping to visit a friend. Just…

Is the Great Red Spot of Jupiter About to Disappear Forever?

In the last 10 years, but in the last five months in particular, the press has reported dire warnings that the Great Red Spot of Jupiter is dying. However, some astronomers believe, to paraphrase Mark Twain, that the reports of its death are greatly exaggerated, or at least premature. Robert Hooke, an early British physicist who discovered cells, first described the Great Red Spot in 1665. In 1979, when two Voyager spacecraft flew close by Jupiter, images showed that the spot was a red cloud that rotated as part of a huge vortex several times larger than the Earth. Concerns…

Louisiana Boy Scouts Leader Charged with Over 500 Counts of Possessing Child Pornography

A Louisiana Boy Scout leader is being charged with over 500 counts of possessing child pornography – one of many instances of scout leaders being charged with sexual impropriety that has emerged in recent years. The office of state Attorney General Jeff Landry released in an announcement that 49-year-old Randy D. Miller was arrested on Tuesday after an investigation discovered his alleged possession of child porn. He is being held on a bond of $50 million. Before he was charged, Miller helped to lead a Baton Rouge-area sector of the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts of America refuses…

China wants to lead UN agency that allows copyright holders to seize web domains

Earlier this month, China nominated a candidate to become the next leader of the United Nations’ (UN) World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO administrates the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) – a policy that allows copyright holders to seize web domains and has been criticized for its excessive clampdowns against domain holders. Concerns over China exporting its censorship through US companies have been on the rise over the last few months. If China’s candidate is elected as the head of WIPO, it would give China greater influence over the UDPR and the associated confiscation of domains under this…

Ex Chief Adviser For A UN Children’s Program Has Been Convicted & Jailed For Pedophilia

With Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew making headlines across mainstream media around the globe, many people who weren’t aware of elite level pedophilia have now had their minds blown wide open. Despite the fact that there has been strong evidence of this activity for decades, many people dumped this topic in the conspiracy theory category, and many professionals actually categorized victims who came forward as having schizophrenia. It’s far from a conspiracy, and based on our years of research here at Collective Evolution, the trafficking of children and elite level pedophilia goes even beyond that and into the murder and…

Astronomers Spot Monster Black Hole That ‘Should Not Even Exist in Our Galaxy’

There are about 100 million stellar black holes in our Milky Way Galaxy, which were formed as a result of the collapse of massive stars. Scientists have always thought that the weight of each such black hole is no more than 20 times that of the Sun. An international team of astronomers has detected a stellar black hole with a record mass 70 times greater than that of the sun, according to a study published by the journal Nature. The team headed by group of astronomers led by Professor Liu Jifeng of the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy…

TYRANNY ALERT: Virginia to OUTLAW Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, Tai Chi, firearms instruction and self-defense training under proposed law SB64

The State of Virginia, now entirely run by truly insane Democrats who support infanticide and child murder, is proposing a new 2020 law known as SB64 (see link here) which will be taken up by the Democrat-run Senate beginning January 8, 2020. The law would instantly transform all martial arts instructors into criminal felons. This includes instructors who teach kickboxing, BJJ, Krav Maga, boxing and even Capoeira. It would also criminalize all firearms training classes, including concealed carry classes. It would even criminalize a father teaching his own son how to use a hunting rifle. Specifically, the law says that…

Photo: Astronomers Release New, Up-Close Images of Interstellar Comet Borisov

Yale astronomers released new, close-up photos of the Comet 2I/Borisov Tuesday, offering humankind a refreshing glimpse of the first confirmed interstellar comet to enter our solar system. According to NASA, comets are “cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust that orbit the sun … When a comet’s orbit brings it close to the sun, it heats up and spews dust and gases into a giant glowing head larger than most planets.” Check out this new image of comet 2I/Borisov taken Nov 24 using @keckobservatory! Earth is superimposed on the image to show the comet’s size: its tail is 14x…

Officer Charged With Felony Murder Now Facing Seven More Charges Over Deadly No-Knock Raid

The botched drug raid in Houston that left two homeowners dead and one cop paralyzed from the waist down has resulted in additional criminal charges… against the cops. Officer Gerald Goines — already facing felony murder charges for the raid that left Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle dead — claimed an informant purchased heroin from Tuttle and saw guns in the house. One no-knock raid later, Nicholas and Tuttle were dead, killed by cops whose actions were set in motion by a warrant affidavit full of lies. The heroin supposedly sold to Goines’ informant? Pulled from the console of Goines’…

Senior Ex-Deutsche Bank Exec Linked To Millions In Donald Trump Loans Commits Suicide

During the past few years we extensively covered a bizarre surge in banker suicides, pointing out the various conspiracy theories linking various high-level bank executives and inside scandals at the very highest levels across financial institutions, and no bank had more high profile suicides than Deutsche Bank. It all started on January 26, 2014 when a 58-year-old former senior executive at German investment bank behemoth Deutsche Bank, William Broeksmit, was found dead after hanging himself at his London home. He had been involved in the bank’s risk function and advised the firm’s senior leadership; according to a suicide note found…

Facial Recognition “Robocops” See Through Our Clothes And Listen To Our Phone Calls

It has been six months, since I informed the public about the dangers of police Knightscope robots that look an awful lot like Doctor Who’s infamous Dalek’s. In my article I warned people that police would use Knightscope’s thermal imaging cameras to identify what is under everyone’s clothes. (To learn more about public imaging scanners click here.) A recent article in One Zero revealed that Knightscope has turned their Robocop’s into mobile facial recognition devices that can also blacklist people. “One presentation slide features the company’s facial recognition capabilities, indicating that the company can surface a known person’s name, the…

Amazon’s Ring Planned Neighborhood “Watch Lists” Built on Facial Recognition

Ring, Amazon’s crimefighting surveillance camera division, has crafted plans to use facial recognition software and its ever-expanding network of home security cameras to create AI-enabled neighborhood “watch lists,” according to internal documents reviewed by The Intercept. The planning materials envision a seamless system whereby a Ring owner would be automatically alerted when an individual deemed “suspicious” was captured in their camera’s frame, something described as a “suspicious activity prompt.” It’s unclear who would have access to these neighborhood watch lists, if implemented, or how exactly they would be compiled, but the documents refer repeatedly to law enforcement, and Ring has…

How Texas Instruments Monopolized Math Class…$100 calculators have been required in classrooms for more than twenty years, as students and teachers still struggle to afford them

his fall, Stephen Thompson began his first year of teaching Algebra 2 and college prep classes to 11th and 12th graders at a public high school in northwest Baltimore. On top of the typical stress of any first-year teaching experience, Thompson realized that along with other out-of-pocket classroom expenses, he would have to buy a pricey piece of classroom equipment: graphing calculators. Specifically, Texas Instruments graphing calculators. “The students, for the most part, don’t have calculators,” he told me in October. “On a typical day, a lot of students don’t even have a pencil. It’s up to the teacher to…

Ex CBS Investigative Journalist Explains How Mainstream Media Brainwashes The Masses

Ever since Operation Mockingbird, a CIA program to infiltrate mainstream media and spread disinformation and propaganda for the purposes of controlling the perception of the masses on several different topics, people have been waking up. That was decades ago, and today, it’s easy to see how mainstream media has been completely compromised by governments, intelligence agencies and corporations. We know this from several documents and several whistleblowers, as well as multiple mainstream media journalists. For example, a declassified document from the CIA archives in the form of a letter from a CIA task force addressed to the Director of the…

“Decarbonize” means DEPOPULATION, because humans are carbon-based organisms… AOC, Bernie Sanders are actually promoting extermination of humans

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and failed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have together unveiled a new piece of legislation that they claim will help to “decarbonize” America’s public housing stock – which is just code for depopulation. The “Green New Deal for Public Housing Act,” as they’re calling it, would require $180 billion in taxpayer dollars to “decarbonize the entire public housing stock in the United States of America,” according to AOC and Sanders. “And in the process of decarbonizing the public housing stock we are going to put hundreds of thousands of people to work in good paying jobs and…

Climate Activists Disrupt Yale-Harvard Football Game, BuzzFeed Doesn’t Report Attendance vs. Number of Protesters

Over the weekend, climate change activists interrupted the annual Harvard-Yale football game, which was held at Yale University this year. The activists, at halftime, descended from the spectator stands to the field and protested both universities on the subject of climate change. The protesters demanded that the universities divest their investments and endowment funds from fossil fuel companies and similar business ventures and some chanted, “Disclose, divest, or this will be our end.” BuzzFeed covered the protest and incorrectly noted that the protest took “more than 30 minutes,” when multiple other sources said it was close to an hour of…

The FCC is making it easier for police to find you through your cellphone

The Federal Communications Commission wants it to be easier to find people who call 911. In a statement, the agency said it adopted new rules that will make it easier for first responders to locate people in multistory buildings who call 911 on their cellphone. The rules could help officials determine callers’ floor level, reducing emergency response times. It adopts a vertical location accuracy metric of plus or minus 3 meters relative to the caller’s handset and is reliable for about 80 percent of indoor calls. “This accuracy metric … will identify the floor level for most 911 calls,” the FCC said,…

Smartphone Videos Can Now Be Analyzed and Used to Pinpoint the Location of a Shooter

Complex arrays of microphones are often used by law enforcement and the military to help quickly pinpoint where the sound of gunfire originates. But researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that videos captured by smartphones can be just as useful for determining the location of a shooter. The Video Event Reconstruction and Analysis system—or VERA, for short—was developed at CMU’s Language Technologies Institute with the cooperation of SITU Research who shared its expertise on ballistics and architecture, and the tool was released last month as free-to-use open-source code at the Association for Computing Machinery’s International Conference on Multimedia in…

DNA genealogical databases are a gold mine for police, but with few rules and little transparency

Orlando police Det. Michael Fields was sure he had the break he needed right in front of him to close in on a serial rapist: a list of people whose DNA partially matched the man he hunted. Then the list disappeared. After a year of criticism from privacy advocates and genealogy experts, the owner of a popular DNA-sharing website had decided law enforcement had no right to consumer data unless those consumers agreed. “It was devastating to know that there’s information out there,” Fields said. “It wasn’t fair.” So he persuaded a judge to grant him access to the entire…

The California DMV Is Making $50M a Year Selling Drivers’ Personal Information

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is generating revenue of $50,000,000 a year through selling drivers’ personal information, according to a DMV document obtained by Motherboard. DMVs across the country are selling data that drivers are required to provide to the organization in order to obtain a license. This information includes names, physical addresses, and car registration information. California’s sales come from a state which generally scrutinizes privacy to a higher degree than the rest of the country. In a public record acts request, Motherboard asked the California DMV for the total dollar amounts paid by commercial requesters of data…

CNN: Trump Is Leader Of ‘Destructive Cult’; Using ‘Mind Control’ On Americans

Stelter and guest say Trump supporters need ‘deprogramming’ CNN’s resident lunatic Brian Stelter went above and beyond his regular whackery Sunday, wheeling out a ‘cult expert’ on his “Reliable Sources” show, who claimed that President Trump is a “destructive cult” leader, a la Jim Jones, and that he is using “mind control” to direct supporters. Stelter introduced Steven Hassan, author of a book titled The Cult of Trump, claiming that many prominent figures (read ‘CNN talking heads’) have been suggesting recently that Trump’s America first movement is ‘cultish’. Hassan claimed that Trump supporters are “not being encouraged to really explore and look…

SCIENCE teachers are told to tell students that all differences in the outcomes of people are due to bigotry and racism… it’s CONSENSUS!

Washington STEM, a nonprofit social justice organization focused on the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math in education, recently held a symposium where the group’s Impact Director, Jeneé Myers Twitchell, basically told a group of teachers that these four core areas of academics are “racist,” simply because “minorities” tend to underperform at them. The below visual slide depicts the message that Twitchell aimed to convey to her listening audience: mainly the notion that non-white people who fail to get the same high test scores as their white counterparts are always victims of “bigotry,” which Twitchell also defines with an…

Cringe-worthy Moment: Propagandist Attempts To Prove Trump Wrong LIVE

Infamous CNN propagandist Chris Cuomo attempted to prove President Donald Trump wrong live on-air. Instead, a cringe-worthy moment earned Cuomo nationwide facepalms. CNN’s Chris Cuomo attempted to prove President Donald Trump wrong about whether a non-speakerphone call could be overheard by a bystander. He did this by calling his mother, live on air. Cuomo called up his mom to disprove Trump’s claim that “he’s never been able to hear a phone call when it wasn’t on speakerphone from anybody.” Cuomo then asked his mom to say hello to his co-host, Dana Bash. If Cuomo was right, and Trump was wrong,…

Poor ratings for Democratic Debates show legacy media is being crushed by independent digital media

Despite the social media platforms’ attempts to prop up legacy media outlets by classifying them as “authoritative sources” and giving them preferential treatment in the algorithms, these outlets are continuing to flounder while independent digital media goes from strength to strength. Statistics suggest that CNN’s ratings recently hit their lowest numbers since 2015 in the highly coveted 25-54 age demo and averaged only 693,000 total prime time viewers. By comparison, The Philip De Franco Show, which covers news five days per week on YouTube, regularly brings in over 800,000 viewers per episode. The recently released ratings for the fifth 2020…

Obama misses the days of 3 TV channels: online people don’t know “what to believe and what not to believe”

Former US President Barack Obama seems to think that the point of technology and the internet should be to unite the public, and criticized them for failing to achieve that. Obama spoke at a Salesforce conference in San Francisco on Thursday, to express his dissatisfaction with the central role of technology in people’s lives, and accuse it of producing “greater inequality” in addition to divisions, along with being responsible for the current “trouble” in the US political culture. He sees even more problems arising from technology, such as frustrations related to social status, and “pursuit of the wrong things.” Obama…

Governments Created Too Many Criminals. Now They Want More Regulations to “Solve” the Problem

Increasingly in recent years, criminal-justice-reform activists in states and cities have been campaigning for what is known as “ban the box.” This is an effort to enact new laws and ordinances prohibiting landlords and employers from asking applicants about their criminal histories. The idea is that far too many rehabilitated former criminals are unable to find work or rent an apartment thanks to “the box” on application forms that asks about criminal convictions. It’s not difficult to by sympathetic to this effort. Thanks to the War on Drugs, millions of Americans have been convicted of various drug-related “crimes” and other…

US Army working on “Google Earth on steroids” 3D map that can simulate the inside of buildings

If you thought Google Earth was rather revealing, then you’re about to feel naked in your own home. The U.S. military wants to take 3-D maps a step further and penetrate walls. The U.S. military is currently developing a “Google Earth on steroids” that can see inside buildings and simulate functional indoor spaces. This virtual 3D mapping system would not only provide the government with accurate 3D maps of roads, neighborhoods, and the placement of dwellings, but it would also detail the inside of buildings – giving the government eyes inside your own home. U.S. military using drones and AI…