Reality News 9-27-2014

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September 27th 2014

>Wall Street is about to be rocked by secretly recorded audio tapes that purport to show a too-cozy relationship between the New York Federal Reserve Bank and the financial institutions it is supposed to regulate, including Goldman Sachs

>immediate reaction: Goldman Sachs issues new policy changing its conflict-of-interest policy to bar investment bankers from trading individual stocks and bonds!!!

>1 in 4 Americans ages 25-54 are NOT WORKING

>survey by public religion research institute: While the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, only 21 percent of Americans believe it’s really over, while 72 percent believe it continues. Only 7 percent of Americans report they are in excellent shape financially, while 34 percent say they’re in good shape, 37 percent say they’re in fair shape, and 20 percent say they’re in poor shape. Just 30 percent believe the economy has improved during the past two years, while 35 percent say it has worsened, and 33 percent say it is about the same.

>Smart Gold ATMs dispense items ranging from one to ten gram gold bars, silver ingots and customized gold coins.

>Russia is the target of a global plot orchestrated by the United States and involving fighters from the self-styled Islamic State (IS) and nationalist Ukrainian troops – this is broadcasted on Russian state TV.

>On 23 September 2014, the Ukrainian Ministry of Social Policy announced official civilian slavery, via an obscure press release, headlined “The Government has extended the list of community service under martial law”; and they announced it there, in bureaucratic phrases that seemed crafted so as to be ignored:

>FBI blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones

>California drought has 14 communities on the brink of running completely out of water

>As the UK prepares for another war in Iraq, is its strategy any more coherent than in 2003?

>As U.S. takes on the Islamic State, al-Qaeda remains degraded but not defeated?

>Terror laws clear Senate, enabling entire Australian web to be monitored and whistleblowers to be jailed



>more than 30 states found that law enforcement agencies affiliated with educational institutions have obtained more than $13 million worth of military gear from the program. Among the items received: 145 pistols, 780 rifles and nine of the mine resistant vehicles.

>Small amounts of experimental Ebola vaccine to be ready in 2015…

>Rob Schneider TV Ad Dropped by State Farm Over Comedian’s Anti-Vaccine Views

>John Cusack absolutely destroys the image of Hollywood in this amazing interview by Hollywood reporter!!!

>There’s a new internet-crippling zero-day vulnerability in town called Shellshock. It potentially affects around half of all websites on the internet (around 500 million), and millions or billions more internet-connected devices such as routers, smartphones. Unlike Heartbleed, which was quite hard to exploit properly, Shellshock can be exploited with just a couple of lines of code, giving just about anyone the ability to run arbitrary code on an affected computer. In simple terms, this means that it’s now relatively simple for anyone to gain unauthorized access to a large portion of the world’s computers, and download/extract a wide variety of sensitive details. Shellshock also has the potential to be turned into a worm — a self-replicating piece of code that automatically propagates to all Shellshock-vulnerable systems, potentially causing untold damage.

>On Thursday (September 25), officials confirmed Pope Francis had sacked Bishop Livieres, head of the Paraguayan diocese of Ciudad del Este. Livieres is suspected of protecting a priest believed to have sexually abused young people. His dismissal followed the arrest two days earlier of former archbishop Josef Wesolowski, who is accused of paying for sex with children during his time as papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic.

>Obama Praised Muslim Cleric who Endorsed Fatwa Against American Troops

>A Wearable Camera That Would Turn Into a Drone and Fly Off Your Wrist

>With the help of electrical stimulation, a paralyzed rat is “walking” again. It’s actually being controlled by a computer that monitors its gait and adjusts it to keep the rat balanced. When a spinal cord is severed, the electrical pulses sent out by the brain to control limb movement are interrupted. With this method of treatment, the rat’s leg movements are driven by electrical pulses shot directly into the spinal cord (which has unfortunately been severed in the name of science).

>Arson at Chicago airport, suspect found with “self inflicted wounds”, 900 flights cancelled nationwide

>Prominent school safety consultant and former Florida state trooper Wolfgang Halbig says he’s spoken with the FBI regarding crime statistics which show no murders occurred in Newtown in 2012. “I did get a response,” Halbig said yesterday on the Alex Jones Show. “I called New Haven FBI offices and their response is they’ve been asked by the Connecticut State Police not to put those numbers on their data sheet. Now when has the state police ever told the FBI what to do?”

>Elderly couple to commit “assisted suicide”, or euthanasia.

>Can radioactive soup be considered art? Japanese conceptual artists to offer soup made from Fukushima vegetables at Frieze Art Fair

>another cure for cancer discovered, while the medical industrial complex only recommends radiation poisoning as treatment

>biometric passwords gaining ground: Stephen Mason, an Australian optometrist, has discovered a new way to use scans of people’s tears as passwords which he calls “the world’s first one-time biometric pin”.

>More than 600 small earthquakes have rattled the Mammoth Lakes region in California in less than 36 hours, the highest magnitude being 3.8. It’s considered the largest earthquake swarm in the past decade.