New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship

by Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this phenomenon: “If we think that authoritiesContinue reading “New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship”

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Big Bosses In Congress In With The Mafiosa Of Big Pharma

WASHINGTON — A group of House Democrats is organizing an effort to slow down an Obama administration plan to reduce drug prices, according to a letter obtained by The Huffington Post. The Department of Health and Human Services is working toward finalizing a new rule that would experiment with ending the financial incentive doctors have forContinue reading “Big Bosses In Congress In With The Mafiosa Of Big Pharma”

Rage disorder connected to undercooked meat, cat feces

Individuals with a psychiatric disorder involving recurrent bouts of extreme, impulsive anger — road rage, for example — are more than twice as likely to have been exposed to a common parasite than healthy individuals with no psychiatric diagnosis. In a study involving 358 adult subjects, researchers found that toxoplasmosis, a relatively harmless parasitic infectionContinue reading “Rage disorder connected to undercooked meat, cat feces”

Unilever, the Company That Once Fought Vegan Mayo, Now Supports Sustainable Plant-Based Food | update on Hellman’s

When Unilever, the owner of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, caught wind that Hampton Creek was making a creamy, plant-based condiment and advertising it as “mayo,” they pretty much lost it. The almighty Association of Dressings and Sauces swooped in,  a lawsuit was filed, and an official mayo war began. Despite all of the bad blood, at the end of theContinue reading “Unilever, the Company That Once Fought Vegan Mayo, Now Supports Sustainable Plant-Based Food | update on Hellman’s”

HILLARY’S WEAKNESS

Unless Hillary Clinton can express an actual original thought, instead of espousing the ideologies and methodologies of other so-called experts, she will never get my vote. The president of the United States and the leader of the world needs to be able to figure stuff out on her own. Everything she says, I’ve heard beforeContinue reading “HILLARY’S WEAKNESS”

Zika virus ‘scarier than thought’ says US – BBC News

The Zika virus is “scarier” than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials have admitted. A wider range of birth defects has been linked to the virus, said Dr Anne Schuchat of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the mosquitoes that carry theContinue reading “Zika virus ‘scarier than thought’ says US – BBC News”

A CAR DESIGNED FOR WOMEN

For decades auto engineers have designed cars for men, advertised with women on them not in them. It’s time to woo the women. Don’t make the ‘underwear’ mistake – durable, strong for men, flimsy, weak for women. Design a car for women that men want. No, it doesn’t have to be pink. Faux leather. UseContinue reading “A CAR DESIGNED FOR WOMEN”