Archives for February 2015

Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone’s Power Use

Smart­phone users might balk at let­ting a ran­dom app like Can­dy Crush or Shaz­am track their every move via GPS. But researchers have found that Android phones reveal infor­ma­tion about your loca­tion to every app on your device through a dif­fer­ent, unlike­ly data leak: the phone’s pow­er consumption.

EPA regs could cost Wisconsin 20,000 manufacturing jobs

Wis­con­sin is poised to lose more than 20,000 man­u­fac­tur­ing jobs by 2023 because of the Oba­ma administration’s pro­posed reg­u­la­tions on cut­ting car­bon emis­sions that crit­ics say will have min­i­mal envi­ron­men­tal effects. The 4.19 per­cent reduc­tion in man­u­fac­tur­ing jobs puts Wis­con­sin at the fifth high­est drop in the coun­try, accord­ing to a study released this week by […]

Federal ESEA Reauthorization has its eye on Finland.

No Way, ESEA! Fin­land Fables: What Tony Rob­bins does­n’t tell you… Fin­land and her peo­ple are no strangers to war. How­ev­er, all these events pre­date the so-called “wel­fare state” that lat­er emerged. This change turned a once strong and proud nation to a shad­ow of its for­mer self.(Source) You can be pret­ty sure edu­ca­tion change agent Tony […]

Do We Want the Military Involved in Common Core?

UP TO THEIR SCRAMBLED EGGS IN ALLIGATORS! Read Part 1 The Unit­ed States mil­i­tary has been involved in U.S. edu­ca­tion for many years. In fact, much of the Indi­vid­u­al­ized Edu­ca­tion research (Skin­ner­ian Mas­tery Learning/Direct Instruction/OBE/Effective Schools) used by the U.S. Dept. of Edu­ca­tion in the 1980s came from the U.S. Depart­ment of Defense (espe­cial­ly the […]

EFF to Supreme Court: The Fourth Amendment Covers DNA Collection

New Brief Urges Jus­tices to Pro­tect Cit­i­zens from War­rant­less Analy­sis of Genet­ic Mate­r­i­al San Fran­cis­co — Peo­ple have a Fourth Amend­ment right to pri­va­cy when it comes to their genet­ic mate­r­i­al, the Elec­tron­ic Fron­tier Foun­da­tion (EFF) argues in an ami­cus brief filed this week with the Supreme Court of the Unit­ed States. EFF is asking […]

Mass sterilization”: Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-fertility Agent in UN Tetanus Vaccine

FA Note:  Regard­ing the glob­al depop­u­la­tion efforts under Agen­da 21 — The Unit­ed Nations’ World Health Orga­ni­za­tion, and UNICEF, have a his­to­ry of using “dis­as­ter relief aid” as cov­er for the ster­il­iza­tion of girls and women in poor nations around the world. Kenya recent­ly launched an inves­ti­ga­tion after Kenyan doc­tors found an anti-fer­­til­i­­ty agent in UN tetanus vac­cines. Accord­ing to Life­Site­News, a […]

Destructive Centralization of Global Security

US hosts anti-extrem­ism sum­mit after glob­al ter­ror attacks … The US has opened a three-day sum­mit on coun­ter­ing vio­lent extrem­ism. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from around the world are attend­ing the gath­er­ing, which fol­lows shoot­ing inci­dents in Den­mark, France and Aus­tralia. Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden said it was imper­a­tive to engage with immi­grants who may be rad­i­calised because […]

All the Creepy Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assump­tion that every sound you made was over­heard, and, except in dark­ness, every move­ment scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 None of us are per­fect. All of us bend the rules occa­sion­al­ly. Even before the age of over­crim­i­nal­iza­tion, when the most upstand­ing cit­i­zen could be count­ed on […]