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  • ‘Hospitals are full’ as Argentina COVID-19 cases hit 3 million

    05/04/2021 3:42:52 AM PDT · by EBH · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/3/021
    Argentina coronavirus cases hit 3 million on Sunday since the pandemic began, as medical workers said hospitals were full to capacity despite toughened government measures to bring down the spread of infections. The country's health ministry said there were 11,394 new cases over the last 24-hour period, bringing up the grim new milestone, with 156 new deaths taking fatalities to 64,252. The government of President Alberto Fernandez this week unveiled a new round of tougher restrictions as a second wave of infections has battered the country, filling up intensive care units and setting new daily records for cases and deaths....
  • Harris County Public Health to conduct random COVID-19 antibody testing

    11/16/2020 11:54:48 AM PST · by Vendome · 10 replies
    Chron Houston ^ | Nov. 11, 2020 | Sonia Ramirez
    Harris County Public Health (HCPH) announced they will be conducting a survey to test randomly selected residences in the area for COVID-19 antibodies. To better grasp how many residents have already been infected with the coronavirus, HCPH has put together an outreach team ready to deploy to various county areas to administer the test from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15 to Dec. 15, according to a press release. Some of the goals HCPH has for the survey include: Understanding how COVID-19 transmission and infection rates differ among communities. Determining the effectiveness of containment strategies that have been utilized...
  • Your Location Data Is Being Sold—Often Without Your Knowledge

    03/04/2018 7:26:37 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 Mar 2018 | Christopher Mims
    ...Marketers spent $16 billion on location-targeted ads served to mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers in 2017... .The data required to serve you any single ad might pass through many companies’ systems in milliseconds—from data broker to ad marketplace to an agency’s custom system... There are plenty of ways to track you without getting your permission. Some of the most intrusive are the easiest to implement... The spy in your pocket... Your telco knows where you are at all times, because it knows which cell towers your phone is near. In the U.S., how much data service providers sell...
  • U.S. to disclose estimate of number of Americans under surveillance

    12/16/2016 8:22:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    reuters ^ | 12-16-16 | Dustin Volz
    The U.S. intelligence community will soon disclose an estimate of the number of Americans whose electronic communications have been caught in the crosshairs of online surveillance programs intended for foreigners, U.S. lawmakers said in a letter seen by Reuters on Friday. The estimate, requested by members of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, is expected to be made public as early as next month, the letter said. Its disclosure would come as Congress is expected to begin debate in the coming months over whether to reauthorize or reform the so-called surveillance authority, known as Section 702, a provision that...
  • The Government Is Watching You

    06/14/2013 7:25:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | June 14, 2013 | McClatchy
    Someone is watching you.
  • Investment, environment top Jerry Brown's China agenda (6 day trip to China)

    04/05/2013 11:54:13 AM PDT · by Selene · 14 replies
    LAT ^ | 4/4/2013 | Anthony York
    Gov. Jerry Brown had a clear message for Chinese companies as he prepares for his week-long trip to the Middle Kingdom next week: California wants your money. “They’ve got billions of dollars,” Brown said. “I'd like to get as much for California as we could.” That includes pursuit of Chinese government and business investment in everything from clean-tech companies to the state’s $68-billion bullet train. Brown will help open a new state trade office in Shanghai, the first of its kind since the state shuttered 12 outposts around the globe a decade ago, to help promote such investment. Along the...
  • EXCLUSIVE - U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    03/13/2013 6:30:59 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/13/13 | Emily Flitter and Stella Dawson and Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters. The proposed plan represents a major step by U.S. intelligence agencies to spot and track down terrorist networks and crime syndicates by bringing together financial databanks, criminal records and military intelligence. The plan, which legal experts say is permissible under U.S. law, is nonetheless likely to trigger intense criticism from privacy advocates. Financial institutions that operate...
  • Obama Brings Catholics and Protestants Together this St. Patty's Day

    03/17/2012 7:32:26 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 7 replies
    Motor City Mac Bolg ^ | March 17, 2012 | Motor City Mac
    Every year I wear orange on St. Patty’s Day. I love to celebrate the man who brought Christianity to Ireland. St. Patrick was a brave and faithful man. He took his calling for God as his life’s work and he lived to serve Christ. Because of his inspired life and his mission, I am a Christian today. There are millions of Irish worldwide who are walking in the Light of Christ because of St. Patrick. These people are Catholic…and they are Protestant. I wear orange on St. Patty’s day to encourage discourse on the reason for the “day”, namely, Christianity...
  • Your Apps Are Watching You

    12/18/2010 5:23:18 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 2+ views
    A WSJ Investigation finds that iPhone and Android apps are breaching the privacy of smartphone usersFew devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, often the owner's real name—even a unique ID number that can never be changed or turned off. These phones don't keep secrets. They are sharing this personal data widely and regularly, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found. An examination of 101 popular smartphone "apps"—games and other software applications for iPhone and Android phones—showed that 56 transmitted the phone's unique device ID to other companies without users'...
  • Soro's Funds The Project on Death in America

    11/12/2010 12:00:30 AM PST · by STD · 25 replies · 4+ views
    William Shawcross ^ | 09/01/1997 | William Shawcross
    The Project on Death in America Summarised from an article by William Shawcross, entitled 'Turning dollars into change', in Time magazine (Sept 1st '97) monitored for the Natural Death Centre by Roger Knights.
  • Who's watching the pipelines in Long Beach?

    09/19/2010 7:34:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Press-Telegram, Long Beach, ^ | 9/19/10 | Kristopher Hanson*
    LONG BEACH -- Home to the nation's largest port complex and near almost half of California's 21 oil refineries, Long Beach is a community crisscrossed with hidden, aging pipelines pumping hazardous and flammable materials in every direction, around the clock, 365 days a year. Buried beneath major thoroughfares and snaking under homes, schools and businesses, hundreds of miles of pipe transport petroleum, natural gas, chemicals and other materials to distribution centers and customers who rely on the fuels.
  • Sorry Barack, I'm watching World Cup, says Biden

    06/11/2010 9:21:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 961+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/11/10 | Jon Herskovitz
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – An unabashed U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told President Barack Obama on Friday he was sorry for leaving him behind to manage the oil spill but was thrilled to be watching the World Cup. "I am honored to be (here) representing the United States. The president is angry," Biden told a group of dignitaries at the U.S. consulate in Sandton, near Johannesburg. Biden, who arrived in South Africa with several family members about a day ahead of the kick-off to the sports spectacle, told the group not to take the U.S. side lightly. The United States play...
  • Department of Homeland Security Is Coming To See You!

    11/21/2009 2:24:33 PM PST · by UnBubba · 57 replies · 2,834+ views
    The Internet ^ | 11-19-09 | The Department of Homeland Security
    I hold an executive position at a private corporation located on Long Island, NY (250+ employees). On Thursday, November 19, 2009, two casually dressed gentlemen showed up at our facility (unannounced) and asked for the Human Resource Manager.They, unilaterally, determined that our company had a connection to the public safety and national security concerns of the United States. As such, they are requiring us to provide them with 100% of the Form I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verifications for all our current employees and employees who have been terminated within the past 12 months.The purpose of the form is for an...
  • Obama says world urgently watching US-China talks (Uhh.. Spew- uhh.. Alert)

    11/16/2009 3:26:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 635+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/09 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    BEIJING – President Barack Obama declared Monday the world is urgently watching for a "meeting of the minds" between the U.S. and China as he meets with President Hu Jintao on the globe's biggest issues — climate change, economic recession, nuclear proliferation and more. Obama also prodded China about Internet controls and free speech, but his message was not widely heard in the country because his words were drastically limited online and shown on just one regional television channel. In his first visit here, Obama is strongly suggesting that China, now a giant in economic impact as well as territory,...

    08/05/2009 2:59:21 PM PDT · by trumptman · 9 replies · 562+ views
    El Gallo Crows | El Gallo
    There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain e-mails or through casual conversation. Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an e-mail or see something on the Web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to
  • We're watching you, Mr. President

    01/26/2009 3:31:23 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 1 replies · 303+ views
    If life were a Disney movie and the White House and Congress were inhabited by Pinocchios, it's entirely possible that many noses would be dragging on the ground by now. In this cynical day and age, it's hard to blame voters who believe that when politicians make promises, they're making them with their fingers crossed. And despite the incredible wave of goodwill that President Obama is riding in his first days, the pundits already have their scorecards out.
  • Hawk’s View

    06/02/2008 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Revski · 3 replies · 105+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 6/02/08 | Revski
    This video is of a red shoulder hawk singing its song and perched on an upper limb, while being watched by a family with binoculars, the hawk gives his view.
  • Are you looking at me? Birds can tell if you are watching them - because they are watching you.

    04/30/2008 11:26:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 50 replies · 151+ views
    Wild Biology ^ | 4/30/08
    Birds can tell if you are watching them - because they are watching you.In humans, the eyes are said to be the 'window to the soul', conveying much about a person's emotions and intentions. New research demonstrates for the first time that starlings also respond to a human's gaze. Predators tend to look at their prey when they attack, so direct eye-gaze can predict imminent danger. Julia Carter, a PhD student at the University of Bristol, and her colleagues, set up experiments that showed starlings will keep away from their food dish if a human is looking at it....
  • Red Shoulder Hawk & Song

    04/05/2008 7:26:36 AM PDT · by Revski · 7 replies · 91+ views
    This animated video is presented with bird watchers that one of witch can’t keep quiet.
  • Red Shoulder Hawk & Song

    04/05/2008 7:22:48 AM PDT · by Revski · 81+ views
    YouTube Video (o7jimmy) Bird Watching Humor | 4/5/08 | Revski
    This animated video is presented with bird watchers that one of witch can’t keep quiet.