Thursday, May 14, 2015
Japanese cellphone manufacturer NTT Docomo is set to launch a new smartphone later this month complete with iris-scanning authentication.
Captured using both the phone’s infrared camera and LED, the iris scan will allow a user to unlock their device, confirm payments, and access several built-in Docomo services.
A promotional video from Docomo featuring disgruntled password attemptees boasts the phone’s convenience and security.
“Have you had trouble with a password?” the video asks.
According to the International Business Times, the feature gives users greater peace of mind than fingerprint scanners used on other leading smartphones.
“Unlike fingerprint scanners such as those found on the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6, the iris scanner lets users unlock their phones without the need to take off their gloves or worry about unsavory characters making copies of their fingerprints,” the Times reports.
Florida Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-24) has introduced a bill, House Resolution H.R. 2232, that will require all states to mandate all students enrolled in public schools receive all the vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Policy, a federal body compromised of vaccine-industry representatives, which includes vaccines for HPV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Paul Offit’s rota virus vaccine, annual flu shots, and dozens of others. States that do not comply will not be eligible for grants for “preventive health services” under the Public Health Services Act.
Please Take Action to send a message to your member of the House expressing you opposition to this bill.
And please call Rep. Wilson’s office in Washington, DC, and let them know politely why this bill is a bad idea: Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, 202-225-4506
Wilson’s bill, if passed, would for the first time establish a federal vaccination requirement to attend school. Current vaccines policies are set by the states, but with the increasing federal control over schools with No Child Left Behind and the Common Core, Wilson’s bill maybe an indicator of what is coming. This bill would also deliver to the vaccine industry two of their primary goals: completely removing any parental involvement in vaccine decisions for our children, and requiring the entire ACIP schedule, which no state currently does.
Exemptions would not be allowed for either religious or secular reasons. Medical exemptions are quite tenuously allowed provided a physician submits a letter “demonstrating (to the satisfaction of the individual in charge of the health program at the student’s school) that the physician’s opinion conforms to the accepted standard of medical care.” So the final authority rests with the person in charge of the health program at the school who probably would not be a physician, and this language obviously allows the physician’s judgment to be overridden by anyone who disagrees with the exemption, regardless of that person’s qualifications. They aren’t even required to examine the child, or even the child’s medical records before overriding a physician.
As a Democrat in the House there is little likelihood Wilson’s bill will pass. As of today it has no co-sponsors, but similar legislation with stronger support may emerge and we must act to protect our rights and our children.
This would be an unprecedented expansion of the federal government into an area of law and policy long recognized as the preserve of the states.
The bill would allow anyone, without any medical training, to override the medical decision of a physician.
It ignores the principle of informed choice as the bedrock of any ethical medical procedure, and eliminates any parental say over what is injected into their child’s body.
It violates the ethical code of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which requires that vaccines should be administered only to minors with the informed consent of a child’s parents.
This bill is wildly out of line with existing state policy, 48 of which allow religious exemptions, and 19 states, where more than half of the American population lives, allow exemptions for secular reasons, essentially providing the parent final say on what is injected into their children’s bodies.
H. R. 2232 defies the de facto vaccine standard of the developed democracies, which allow parents to make the final choice. There are no such things as required vaccines in Canada, Japan, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Israel, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, etc.
Credit to Health Impact News
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According to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, NATO plans to boost its reinforcements in eastern and southern Europe to levels of the Cold War.
(Sputnik) – NATO plans to boost its reinforcements in eastern and southern Europe to levels of the Cold War because of an "assertive Russia" and the spread of extremism, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.
"Today we will discuss all the security challenges in our eastern and southern neighborhoods. To the East the more assertive Russia used force to change borders and intimidate neighbors. To the South extremism has reached a level unprecedented in modern times," Stoltenberg said during a NATO foreign ministers session in Turkey.
Stoltenberg said the alliance will adapt to the new threatening environment by reinforcing its defense to levels only seen during the Cold War.
"In this more dangerous security environment NATO will continue to protect and defend each ally against any threats. That is why we are adapting to a new environment and implementing the greatest reinforcement of the collective defense system since the days of the Cold War," he added.
On Wednesday, Russia's Permanent Mission to NATO said in a statement that the alliance promoted a distorted picture of its relations with Moscow and attempted to persuade the public that its efforts contributed to European security. The mission pointed that in its remarks, the bloc silenced criticism about its military actions in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Libya.
Credit to Sputnik
Read more: http://sputniknews.com/world/20150514/1022125535.html#ixzz3a7cjdclf
The Illinois State Police announced that the FAA has authorized what it calls its 'Unmanned Aircraft System Program'.
It's a F***ING surveillance drone program, for god's sake! DHS/Police are trying to mask what it really is by calling it an 'Unmanned Aircraft System Program'.
The State Police are avoiding the word 'drone' because 'it carries the perception of pre-programmed or automatic flight patterns, and random, indiscriminate collection of images and information.'
The announcement says the program 'is not being implemented for surveillance purposes.'
Does anyone really believe it?
There's even a UAS news website where you can follow all the latest surveillance drone news.
Need more proof DHS is running America's police? The Illinois State Police are using DHS/Customs Border Patrol lingo from 2009:
"DHS/CBPUAV Program DescriptionProvides Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS),operations, maintenance, technical support, pilots, and sensoroperators to surveil the Southwest border of the United States. Overthe next several years UAV border surveillance will improvesensor/video surveillance capabilities of the current, monitored basesystem through persistent 24 hours per day / 7 days per weeksurveillance; integrate new surveillance technologies (aerial sensorsuites), and increase interoperability with other law enforcementagencies and initiatives."
A recent DHS audit found DHS/CBP's UAS system to be ineffective and too costly!
Custom and Border Protection’s (CBP) drone program is ineffective and surveys less than 200 miles of the southwest border, according to an audit by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General.
The program operates 10 Predator B drones at a cost of more than $12,000 for every hour a drone spends in the air, funding which could be put to better use elsewhere, according to the OIG.
The program costs $10,000 more per flight hour than what DHS claims, according to the OIG.
“We estimate that, in fiscal year 2013, it cost at least $62.5 million to operate the program, or about $12,255 per [flight] hour,” the audit said. “The Office of Air and Marine’s calculation of $2,468 per flight hour does not include operating costs, such as the costs of pilots, equipment, and overhead.”
“Although CBP’s Unmanned Aircraft System program contributes to border security, after 8 years, CBP cannot prove that the program is effective because it has not developed performance measures,” the audit, released on Christmas Eve, said. “The program has also not achieved the expected results.”
The government has already spent $360 million on the program since 2005, and DHS hopes to add 14 more drones at a cost of $443 million. However, the OIG said the agency has not proved the program deserves to be expanded.
“Given the cost of the Unmanned Aircraft System program and its unproven effectiveness, CBP should reconsider its plan to expand the program,” the audit said. “The $443 million that CBP plans to spend on program expansion could be put to better use by investing in alternatives, such as manned aircraft and ground surveillance assets.”
DHS is told the program is ineffective and should be halted, so what do they do? They've taken the first step in Illinois by setting up a NATIONAL UAS domestic spying program.
Police continue to lie about using Stingray surveillance equipment that's spying on everyone's cell phones, so why would ANYONE believe this B.S.?
The ruling allows law enforcement agencies to use a UAS only in certain circumstances, such as natural disasters, searches for missing persons, documenting traffic crashes and crime scenes, or if DHS identifies a specific risk of terrorism.
Except in emergency situations, a search warrant must be obtained before the UAS can be used on private property.
There's the lie EXPOSED for anyone willing to look past the B.S. In most cases police don't even have to go before a judge to get a warrant.
Credit t to Massprivatel.com