Iris Scanners Create the Most Secure City in the World. Welcome, Big Brother

(FastCompany) – We’ve all seen and obsessively referenced Minority Report, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s dystopian future, where the public is tracked everywhere they go, from shopping malls to work to mass transit to the privacy of their own homes. The technology is here. I’ve seen it myself. It’s seen me, too, and scanned my irises.

Biometrics R&D firm Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI) announced today that it is rolling out its iris scanning technology to create what it calls “the most secure city in the world.” In a partnership with Leon — one of the largest cities in Mexico, with a population of more than a million — GRI will fill the city with eye-scanners. That will help law enforcement revolutionize the way we live — not to mention marketers.

“In the future, whether it’s entering your home, opening your car, entering your workspace, getting a pharmacy prescription refilled, or having your medical records pulled up, everything will come off that unique key that is your iris,” says Jeff Carter, CDO of Global Rainmakers. Before coming to GRI, Carter headed a think tank partnership between Bank of America, Harvard, and MIT. “Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris scanner system] within the next 10 years,” he says. Read entire article

70% in NBC New York poll ‘furious’ at arrival of airport body scanners

(AaronDykes) – NBC New York has reported the announcement that full body scanners will soon descend on JFK, Newark and LaGuardia airports, the major transportation hubs of the New York City metropolitan area.

However, an informal poll on NBC NY’s website shows that more than 70% of its local readers are “furious” at the announcement. Another 3% described their reaction as “sad.” Only 14% demonstrated any support for the measure. The overwhelming negative reaction is all the more telling in the context of NBC NY, an affiliate and very mainstream source that likely draws very typical readers. The response demonstrates a rejection of a technology that many critics say is an invasion of privacy, violates the 4th Amendment and may pose health risks. Continue reading

Video: Lawsuit challenges airport full-body scanners

(BostonGlobe) – A privacy advocacy group is suing the Department of Homeland Security to suspend the use of the controversial full-body scanners employed at airports across the country, including at every major checkpoint at Logan International Airport.

The machines, which use X-rays or radio frequency energy to detect weapons and explosives beneath passengers’ clothing, have been much criticized because of privacy concerns. Continue reading

Health News

(OrganicConsumers) – Monsanto Plant Shut Down by Activists in Europe

Since 6 o’clock this morning, 50 persons of the action group ‘Roundup Monsanto’ are blocking both gates of the Monsanto seed company near Rotterdam. ‘Roundup Monsanto’ wants Monsanto to back out of the seed market, and demands an end to patents on seeds and living organisms. Monsanto and other agro-chemical multinationals are lobbying the Dutch government and the EU for legislative changes that would make it easier for large companies to take control of the seed market and food production. Read More Here

(WSJ) – No, You Can’t Keep Your Health Plan

President Obama guaranteed Americans that after health reform became law they could keep their insurance plans and their doctors. It’s clear that this promise cannot be kept. Insurers and physicians are already reshaping their businesses as a result of Mr. Obama’s plan. Read More Here

(NewsAU) – ‘Naked’ scanners may increase cancer risk

US scientists are warning that radiation from controversial full-body airport scanners has been dangerously underestimated and could lead to an increased risk of skin cancer – particularly in children. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Processed meat raises risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer – Mike Adams

A new study published in the journal Circulation reveals that eating processed meat products significantly raises the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Previous research has linked processed meats to cancer as well. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – BPA plastics chemical damages intestines, study shows

The widespread toxin bisphenol-A (BPA) damages the intestines and may lead to a painful condition known as leaky gut syndrome, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Agronomic Research researchers in Toulouse, France, and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Lawsuit seeks to ban genetically modified sugar beets

A group of Oregon farmers are seeking an injunction against this year’s planting of Monsanto’s genetically engineered sugar beets. The groups of organic farmers, food safety advocates and conservationists, is seeking to persuade a judge to ban the crop until the USDA provides a proper environmental impact statement proving that the crops are safe and that they will not cross-contaminate nearby fields. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Breast cancer breakthrough: broccoli component zaps cells that fuel tumor growth

University of Michigan (U-M) Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists say they’ve found a compound that could help prevent and potentially treat breast cancer. It’s not a drug or a new radiation treatment but a natural component of broccoli and broccoli sprouts. And it has the remarkable ability to target cancer stem cells — the specific cells responsible for fueling the growth of cancerous breast tumors. Read More Here

Video: American Water System Full of Drugs

Medication Pollution Spreads: Water Supply of 24 U.S. Cities Found Contaminated with Pharmaceuticals Continue reading

Media Lies by Omission: Biased survey over-inflates public support for airport scanners

(Sott) – “Deception by an omission of the truth is as bad as a lie.”  Jennifer Chiaverini
The mainstream media was quick to publicise the findings of a survey that showed widespread public support for the global drive to install ‘naked’ full-body scanners at airports. Read More Here

Video: TSA Letter Confirms Naked Body Scanners Transmit Images

(KurtNimmo) – Earlier this year, as the government began to roll out in force its dangerous and intrusive naked body scanners at airports around the country, we were told the machines are unable to save images. For instance, the claim is made in the Associated Press report below. Continue reading

Russia Attack: Will Media Propagandists Now Push for Naked Body Scanners?

(PaulWatson) – Considering the swiftness with which paid propagandists for full body scanners exploited the staged Christmas Day bombing attempt, don’t expect to wait too long before today tragic events in Moscow are pillaged and used to scare people into accepting whatever draconian measures are next in the pipeline. Continue reading