IBM Worker in Hijacked Plane Sent Voice Activated Text and Photograph: GPS Revealed His Location to Be RAF-US AFB Diego Garcia
‘What has not released publicly is the breaking news was that Wood was apparently able to secret his smartphone between his butt cheeks, while the plane was hijacked, as reported by Jim Freestone.
‘While blindfolded with one of those newfangled bags that are locked around your head and are not removable, he allegedly claimed to be in a prison cell, in a location unknown to him and he said that he believed he had been drugged – but he was still able to activate his smartphone, using voice commands to text that message plus this photograph, which reveals the GPS coordinates for Wood’s whereabouts to be the Joint RAF-USAF base at Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean – the same base from which most sorties have been made during the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…’
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The real story behind the richest of the rich
How You, I, and Everyone Got the Top 1 Percent All Wrong
‘An amazing chart from economist Amir Sufi, based on the work of Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, shows that when you look inside the 1 percent, you see clearly that most of them aren’t growing their share of wealth at all. In fact, the gain in wealth share is all about the top 0.1 percent of the country. While nine-tenths of the top percentile hasn’t seen much change at all since 1960, the 0.01 percent has essentially quadrupled its share of the country’s wealth in half a century.
(chart on website)
‘It turns out that wealth inequality isn’t about the 1 percent v. the 99 percent at all. It’s about the 0.1 percent v. the 99.9 percent (or, really, the 0.01 percent vs. the 99.99 percent, if you like). Long-story-short is that this group, comprised mostly of bankers and CEOs, is riding the stock market to pick up extraordinary investment income. And it’s this investment income, rather than ordinary earned income, that’s creating this extraordinary wealth gap…’
Comparing deaths from medical drugs, vitamins, all US wars
‘“In 2010, not one single person [in the US] died as a result of taking vitamins (Bronstein, et al, (2011) Clinical Toxical, 49 (10), 910-941).”
‘“In 2004, the deaths of 3 people [in the US] were attributed to the intake of vitamins. Of these, 2 persons were said to have died as a result of megadoses of vitamins D and E, and one person as a result of an overdose of iron and fluoride. Data from: ‘Toxic Exposure Surveillance System 2004, Annual Report, Am. Assoc. of Poison Control Centers.’”
No deaths from vitamins (2011), and three deaths (2004) from vitamins/iron/fluoride.
106,000 deaths every year from pharmaceutical drugs (Starfield).
Between 76,000 and 137,000 deaths from pharmaceutical drugs every year in hospitalized patients (Lazerou).
IN FLORIDA, YOU NEED MORE THAN AN I.P. ADDRESS TO SUE SOMEONE
Judge Says No, an IP Address is Not a Person
‘Notorious copyright ‘porn troll’ Malibu Media LLC, an adult film company, struck out in a Florida court last week when a Florida District Court Judge determined that an IP address does not identify a specific single individual guilty of copyright infringement. US District Judge Ursula Ungaro dismissed the lawsuit that Malibu Media had filed against an alleged movie pirate at IP address 188.8.131.52…’