Climate change is “nothing but a lie” claims meteorologist

•October 25, 2014 • 1 Comment

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/526191/Climate-change-is-a-lie-global-warming-not-real-claims-weather-channel-founder

John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible.

Instead, what ‘little evidence’ there is for rising global temperatures points to a ‘natural phenomenon’ within a developing eco-system.

In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: “The ocean is not rising significantly.

“The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number.

“Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing).

“I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid.”

Mr Coleman said he based many of his views on the findings of the NIPCC, a non-governmental international body of scientists aimed at offering an ‘independent second opinion of the evidence reviewed by the IPCC.’He added: “There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in the past and there is no reason to fear any in the future.”Efforts to prove the theory that carbon dioxide is a significant greenhouse gas and pollutant causing significant warming or weather effects have failed.”There has been no warming over 18 years.”

The IPCC argue their research shows that man-made global warming will lead to extreme weather events becoming more frequent and unpredictable.US News and World Report noted that many of the world’s largest businesses, including Coke, Pepsi, Walmart, Nestle, Mars, Monsanto, Kellogg, General Mills, Microsoft, and IBM, “are now engaged and actively responding to climate science and data.”Mr Coleman’s comments come as President Barack Obama came under fire from climatologists as federal data revealed The United State’s energy-related carbon pollution rose 2.5 per cent despite the President’s pledges to decrease it.President Obama told 120 world leaders at the United Nations climate summit last month that America had done more under his watch in cutting greenhouse gases than any other country.

Despite this, the Energy Information Administration’s Monthly Energy Review showed an increase in the use of energy from coal.
World leaders have pledged to keep the global average temperature from rising two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels to prevent the worst consequences of climate change.

The US, along with the UK and other developed countries, is expected to pledge further actions on climate change early next year.

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and now bickering over a new report that gets vetted before its released..whats sort of a report is that?

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-envoys-seek-stronger-warning-on-warming-dangers-in-key-un-report-20141023-11a8uk.html

the extreme events they are saying will increase dont..the weather they say we will get doesnt happen..the animals they say will disappear dont..the only thing thats constant is that they want our money..

and what sort of an unbiased report is one that gets to be vetted and changed to suit the governments of the world..thats a fucking whitewash to me..

why are so many supposedly awakened people who dont trust their governments about anything..suddenly think that this scam is true and legit..why are they so fooled?..dont they see big business and big green and big governance are all over this like a fly to shit?

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First Ebola case in Mali and New York

•October 25, 2014 • 16 Comments

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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/threat-break-isolation-liberia-food-26399022

Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead.

Health Minister Ousmane Kone made the announcement on Malian television, saying that the patient was a 2-year-old girl who had come from neighboring Guinea, where the Ebola epidemic began last December.

The child was tested for the virus Wednesday at a hospital in the Malian town of Kayes, which is about 375 miles (600 kilometers) from the capital of Bamako.

“The sick child and the people who were in contact with her in Kayes were immediately identified and taken care of,” Kone said.

Ebola is spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of sick people, and caregivers and health workers have borne the brunt of the crisis. Protocol calls for those who have been exposed to be isolated and monitored for symptoms for up to 21 days.

Health officials have long viewed Mali as one of the most vulnerable to Ebola’s spread as the nation borders Guinea — one of the hardest-hit countries — and Senegal.

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that Ebola now has killed at least 4,877 people and infected 9,936 across West Africa. Nearly all the cases and deaths, though, have occurred in three countries — Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Like the reported case in Mali, neighboring Senegal also had an imported case from Guinea. Senegal and Nigeria, though, both have now been declared Ebola-free after no new cases emerged after 42 days.

Also Thursday, dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia were threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, Liberian state radio reported.

http://rt.com/usa/198732-new-york-doctor-ebola-symptoms/

A healthcare worker who recently returned from Ebola-stricken Guinea where he treated patients has been rushed to a New York City hospital with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. Tests returned “preliminary positive results” for Ebola.

Preliminary test results show that the patient is positive for the Ebola virus, the New York Times reports. The federal Centers for Disease Control will conduct further tests to confirm the initial result.

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as one door closes another one opens..

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Facebook plots first steps into healthcare

•October 25, 2014 • 1 Comment

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/03/us-facebook-health-idUSKCN0HS09720141003

Facebook Inc (FB.O) already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.

On the heels of fellow Silicon Valley technology companies Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Google Inc (GOOGL.O), Facebook is plotting its first steps into the fertile field of healthcare, said three people familiar with the matter. The people requested anonymity as the plans are still in development.

The company is exploring creating online “support communities” that would connect Facebook users suffering from various ailments. A small team is also considering new “preventative care” applications that would help people improve their lifestyles.

In recent months, the sources said, the social networking giant has been holding meetings with medical industry experts and entrepreneurs, and is setting up a research and development unit to test new health apps. Facebook is still in the idea-gathering stage, the people said.

Healthcare has historically been an area of interest for Facebook, but it has taken a backseat to more pressing products.

Recently, Facebook executives have come to realize that healthcare might work as a tool to increase engagement with the site.

One catalyst: the unexpected success of Facebook’s “organ-donor status initiative,” introduced in 2012. The day that Facebook altered profile pages to allow members to specify their organ donor-status, 13,054 people registered to be organ donors online in the United States, a 21 fold increase over the daily average of 616 registrations, according to a June 2013 study published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Separately, Facebook product teams noticed that people with chronic ailments such as diabetes would search the social networking site for advice, said one former Facebook insider. In addition, the proliferation of patient networks such as PatientsLikeMe demonstrate that people are increasingly comfortable sharing symptoms and treatment experiences online.

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg may step up his personal involvement in health. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, a pediatric resident at University of California San Francisco, recently donated $5 million to the Ravenswood Health Center in East Palo Alto.

Any advertising built around the health initiatives would not be as targeted as it could be on television or other media. Pharmaceutical companies, for instance, are prohibited from using Facebook to promote the sale of prescription drugs, in part because of concerns surrounding disclosures.

Privacy, an area where the company has faced considerable criticism over the years, will likely prove a challenge. This week, the company apologized to users for manipulating news feeds for the purposes of research.

But Facebook may already have a few ideas to alleviate privacy concerns around its health initiatives. The company is considering rolling out its first health application quietly and under a different name, a source said. Market research commissioned by Facebook found that many of its users were unaware that photo-service Instagram is Facebook-owned, the source said.

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thats just fucking great..and who will get all this data?..one guess..it has 3 letters..just get the hell out of facebook..its bad for your health..

“The company is considering rolling out its first health application quietly and under a different name”

sneaky pricks..

401

10 terrifying bio weapons

•October 24, 2014 • 6 Comments

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there is no end to the horror some humans can place on other humans..a couple of these i have never heard of..

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MasterCard and Zwipe team up for world’s first contactless credit card

•October 24, 2014 • 3 Comments

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http://rt.com/business/197496-mastercard-card-contactless-fingerprint/

Remembering a PIN code may become a thing of the past for credit card holders. MasterCard along with biometrics company Zwipe say that in 2015 they will offer the world’s first credit card which uses fingerprints to confirm payment.

“Our challenge is to ensure the technology offers robust security, simplicity of use and convenience for the customer,” Ajay Bhalla, President of Enterprise Security Solutions at MasterCard said in a press release published Friday.

The new generation cards will include a biometric sensor, the cardholder’s fingerprint data and MasterCard’s contactless application. The card is activated by pressing the holder’s thumb against the scanner. With the card’s fingerprint scanner, the sensor identifies a user’s fingerprint in a second comparing it with data stored in the card’s memory. This procedure makes contactless payment simple, secure and quick.

Fingerprints will no longer be kept in an external database, as is the case with regular bank cards; information will be stored on the card itself. On top of that, biometric authentication will do away with limits on the amount of money transacted.

A card prototype was demonstrated in London on Friday and has undergone tests at Norway’s Sparebanken DIN bank. The sample is thicker than a standard plastic card due to a battery that powers the integrated fingerprint sensor, according to PCWorld (pcworld.com). However, the company plans to create cards of the same format and size as the standard and optimize them for making transactions in any payment terminal.

The designers plan to do without a battery in new biometric cards. They say devices will “harvest energy” from contactless payment terminals, so it will be enough to swipe a card to charge it.

Zwipe and MasterCard are not the only companies to develop a contactless payment system: launching today, Apple Pay is going to allow owners of a new IPhone 6, 6plus and 5S to make non-contact payments by linking cards issued by most US banks through MasterCard to their phones.

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“MasterCard along with biometrics company Zwipe say that in 2015 they will offer the world’s first credit card which uses fingerprints to confirm payment.”

biometrics is definitely coming to all facets of our life..apple got the ball rolling..countries like india use it for ID already..in 10 years passwords and pins maybe something from another age..

but nothing is unhackable..

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President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York tells banks to clean up bad behavior or face downsizing

•October 24, 2014 • 3 Comments

Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, answers questions during a lunch at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York

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http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/20/regulator-tells-banks-to-clean-up-bad-behavior-or-face-downsizing/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Wall Street’s main regulator on Monday stepped up his campaign to improve the ethical culture of large banks.

A year ago, William C. Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, took aim at banker behavior in a speech that revealed his frustration after a string of bank scandals. But on Monday, after more cases of wrongdoing in the industry, Mr. Dudley seemed intent on signaling that he wanted to add actions to his words. In particular, he told bankers assembled at the New York Fed that continued ethical lapses would be a sign that their institutions were too big to manage — and that they might need to be reduced in size.

“If those of you here today as stewards of these large financial institutions do not do your part in pushing forcefully for change across the industry, then bad behavior will undoubtedly persist,” Mr. Dudley said in a speech. “If that were to occur, the inevitable conclusion will be reached that your firms are too big and complex to manage effectively.”

The Wall Street executives at the New York Fed were there for a conference devoted to bank culture. James P. Gorman, chief executive of Morgan Stanley, was named as a participant in a list posted by the New York Fed, but neither Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, nor Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, were listed in the document.

A participant at the conference said that the executives in attendance were unnerved by the part of Mr. Dudley’s speech in which he talked about downsizing large banks.

“It is up to you to address this cultural and ethical challenge,” Mr. Dudley added. “So let’s get on with it.”

Mr. Dudley, a former Goldman Sachs economist, has attempted to overhaul the culture of his own staff. In the lead up to the financial crisis, the New York Fed failed to spot some of the large risks building up in the banks it regulated. But questions about the Fed’s progress arose recently when a former New York Fed bank regulator, offering audio recordings as evidence, asserted that her fellow bank examiners had lacked resolve.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_C._Dudley

Dudley worked at Goldman Sachs from 1986 to 2007, holding the position of chief economist for ten years before he was hired by then-president of the New York Federal Reserve Timothy Geithner to oversee the department in charge of buying and selling government securities. According to salary figures released in 2010, Dudley is paid “more than $410,000 per year”, making him one of the two highest-paid of the twelve presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks.

He is member in the Group of Thirty.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_of_Thirty

The Group of Thirty, often abbreviated to G30, is an international body of leading financiers and academics which aims to deepen understanding of economic and financial issues and to examine consequences of decisions made in the public and private sectors related to these issues. Topical areas within the interest of the group include: the Foreign exchange market, international capital markets, international financial institutions, central banks and their supervision of financial services and markets, and Macroeconomic issues such as product and labor markets.

The group is noted for its advocacy of changes in global clearing and settlement.

The group consists of thirty members and includes the heads of major private banks and central banks, as well as members from academia and international institutions. It holds two full meetings each year and also organises seminars, symposia, and study groups. It is based in Washington, D.C.

The Group of Thirty was founded in 1978 by Geoffrey Bell at the initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation, which also provided initial funding for the body. Its first chairman was Johannes Witteveen, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund. The G30’s current Chairman is Jean-Claude Trichet. Its current Chairman of the Board of Trustees is Jacob Frenkel, and Paul Volcker is Chairman Emeritus.

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pot meet kettle..

when you deal with fed presidents you deal with upper echelon stooges..and this guy is just that..

group of thirty member..ex goldman sachs..attends CFR engagements..tick tick tick..

“executives in attendance were unnerved by the part of Mr. Dudley’s speech in which he talked about downsizing large banks.”

lol..

“In the lead up to the financial crisis, the New York Fed failed to spot some of the large risks building up in the banks it regulated.”

incorrect..they saw it..but did nothing..

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President’s Working Group on Financial Markets propping up stocks?

•October 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Screen displays news on the Dow Jones Industrial Average just after the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

http://nypost.com/2014/10/20/plunge-protection-behind-markets-sudden-recovery/

I obviously don’t know whether we are now seeing the end of the current stock market bubble, during which the S&P index has risen 102 percent since October 2008. But there are people like my friend Peter Grandich of Trinity Financial, who has been excellent at predicting market corrections in the past and who thinks this is the end.

I already brought up the sensitive issue of a market crash in a column on Oct. 9 that began: “Is this the month the stock market will crash?”

October is historically a spooky month for stocks, and in that column I rattled off the crashes and major price corrections of 1929, ’78, ’79, ’87, ’89 and 2008 to prove it.

Will 2014 soon be added to that list? That’ll be the cliffhanger in today’s column.

But let me explain about the unknown forces in the market these days. Call it by a nickname — the Plunge Protection Team. Or call it the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, the official name given to the group when it was formed by President Ronald Reagan after the market turbulence of 1989.

These forces may be working from a script in the “Doomsday Book,” which the US government recently fought to keep secret when it was brought up last week during the AIG trial in Washington.

Here’s the bottom line: Someone tried to rescue the market last Wednesday. And it’s becoming a regular occurrence.

The details of last Wednesday morning are these: At the same time the Dow was off 350 points, the S&P index was down 43.80 points, That was an enormous decline in just 11 minutes of trading and it was an indication that Wall Street was not having a good day.

Then, someone (or something) started buying S&P futures contracts en masse. Twenty-one minutes later, the S&P index had regained 30 of those lost points and was back at 1,861.

Maybe you’ll believe that there was some manipulation going on if you knew that a guy named Robert Heller, who was a member of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors until 1989, proposed just such a rigging as soon as he left the Fed.

Look it up. Oct. 27, 1989, Wall Street Journal. Headline: “Have Fed Support Stock Market, Too.” By Robert Heller, who had just left the Fed to head up the credit card company Visa.

“It would be inappropriate for the government or the central bank to buy or sell IBM or General Motors shares,” Heller wrote. “Instead, the Fed could buy the broad market composites in the futures market.”

In case you don’t know the lingo, Heller is proposing that the Fed or government purchase stock futures contracts that track — and can influence — the major indices.

These contracts are cheap and a government could turn the whole stock market around quickly — but probably not permanently.

Wow! Doesn’t that seem a lot like what happened Wednesday at 9:41 a.m., when S&P futures contracts were suddenly and mysteriously scooped up?

Let me allow Heller to finish his thought because it’s important to anyone who believes in free and fair markets.

“The Fed’s stock-market role ought not to be very ambitious. It should seek only to maintain the functioning of the markets — not to prop the Dow Jones or the New York Stock Exchange averages at a particular level,” he continued.

But times change and so does thinking. In recent weeks, we’ve discovered that the CME Group, the exchange in Chicago, has an incentive program under which foreign central banks could buy stock market derivatives like the S&P contracts at a discount.

It’s not that these foreign banks need a break on the price of their trading. But it does show that there is a back-door way — through foreign emissaries — for the Fed and the US government to prop up stocks like Heller suggested, and — maybe — not get caught.

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we know it as the PPT..legatus was a fail this week but how much of that is due to the PPT?

this market is so flimsy it goes up or down a percentage point on sentences or rumours..a castle built on sand..if the PPT werent propping it up..juts how quick and how low would it go?

please note that when he talks of last wednesday he actually means the 15th of october not the 22nd..

“Instead, the Fed could buy the broad market composites in the futures market.”

thats where they lurk and hide..

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