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Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced the agreement involving the biotechnology company’s facilities.

Federal officials say the chemicals released are hazardous and can pose serious health risks. Monsanto in a statement noted there were no allegations that the releases exceeded state of federal standards, or that they contributed to any known health concerns in the Soda Springs area.

Federal officials said the releases occurred between 2006 and 2009, with the plant emitting hydrogen cyanide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury. Companies are required by law to report such releases immediately.

“Each of these chemicals are hazardous and can pose serious health risks to workers and the community if mishandled or released in an uncontrolled manner,” federal officials said in a statement.

The Soda Springs facilities are operated by P4 Production LLC, a wholly owned Monsanto subsidiary. The company said it reconciled differences with the EPA, some as early as 2009, and received the EPA’s violation notice in May 2011.

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State Senator Suggests Making Church Attendance Mandatory http://wearechange.org/state-senator-suggests-making-church-attendance-mandatory/ http://wearechange.org/state-senator-suggests-making-church-attendance-mandatory/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:20:03 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=34229 We Are Change

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An Arizona state senator said during a recent debate on gun legislation that America is facing “moral erosion” and the only thing that could really fix it is if church attendance was made mandatory.

Sylvia Allen was talking about a bill to allow people with concealed carry permits to bring their weapons into public places where such weapons would otherwise be banned (i.e. schools). She used the opportunity to go off on how “we are slowly eroding religion at every opportunity that we have.”

“Probably we should be debating a bill,” Allen continued, “requiring every American to attend a church of their choice on Sunday to see if we can get back to having a moral rebirth.”

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This New Service Pinpoints Every Fake Cell Tower Spying On You http://wearechange.org/this-new-service-pinpoints-every-fake-cell-tower-spying-on-you/ http://wearechange.org/this-new-service-pinpoints-every-fake-cell-tower-spying-on-you/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:09:37 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=34226 We Are Change

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Many of the mysterious cell phone towers that have been located do not belong to the U.S government.

However, the CEO of ESD America, Les Goldsmith told that the interceptors exist and it was not until now that the company has claimed to launch a real-time Overwatch service that will locate such spy towers.

The company has developed towers called IMSI catchers, short for International Mobile Subscriber Identity, an identity associated with all the mobiles. These towers are used as simulators for the original ones and they reroute cell phone transmissions that take place near them. The company says that the technology was developed as a result of testing military-grade secure Cryptophone 500 cell phone.

Through IMSI, 54 of the interceptors have been found that are located near the White House and the U.S Senate. The interceptors are nothing but boxes that facilitate call transmission. It is suspected that these interceptors are developed by the U.S government. However, Goldsmith and various experts reject the possibility that they belong to the National Security Agency (NSA).

On the other hand, it is also suspected that the interceptors might be the work of Harris Corporation based in Melbourne, Florida. The company is involved in manufacturing communication equipment for the U.S military and intelligence agencies.

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“Jibo the Family Robot” is the Creepiest Product of the Year (video) http://wearechange.org/jibo-the-family-robot-is-the-creepiest-product-of-the-year-video/ http://wearechange.org/jibo-the-family-robot-is-the-creepiest-product-of-the-year-video/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:56:07 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=34221 We Are Change

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In the cautionary tale that was 1984, telescreens were used by the ruling Party to keep its subjects under constant surveillance, thus eliminating the chance of secret conspiracies against it. Almost 70 years after the release of the novel, telescreens are a reality … and they are going much further than Orwell’s telescreens.

Enter Jibo. Before I go further, I will let you witness its mindbogglingly absurd video selling this product. The first time I watched it, I actually asked myself if it was some kind of spoof or parody. But no. I got confirmation that it was 100% real and that the product is about to ship worldwide. Then a dark, creeping feeling overwhelmed me as I realized the immense potential of this machine. Here’s the ad.

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Hillary Clinton has nothing to hide so she wiped her server clean http://wearechange.org/hillary-clinton-has-nothing-to-hide-so-she-wiped-her-server-clean/ http://wearechange.org/hillary-clinton-has-nothing-to-hide-so-she-wiped-her-server-clean/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:53:17 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=34218 We Are Change

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Hillary Clinton wiped “clean” the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday.

“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, said in a statement.

Clinton was under a subpoena order from the panel for all documents related to the 2012 attacks on the American compound there. But David Kendall, an attorney for Clinton, said the 900 pages of emails previously provided to the panel cover its request.

Kendall also informed the committee that Clinton’s emails from her time at the State Department have been permanently erased.

Gowdy said that Clinton’s response to the subpoena means he and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will now contemplate new legal actions against Clinton.

“After seeking and receiving a two week extension from the Committee, Secretary Clinton failed to provide a single new document to the subpoena issued by the Committee and refused to provide her private server to the Inspector General for the State Department or any other independent arbiter for analysis,” Gowdy said.

In a letter provided to the committee, Kendall said Clinton would not be turning over the server to a third-party for review and that the emails no longer exist on the private server located in her New York home.

“There is no basis to support the proposed third-party review of the server that hosted the hdr22@clintonemail.com account,” Kendall wrote. “To avoid prolonging a discussion that would be academic, I have confirmed with the secretary’s IT support that no emails…..for the time period January 21, 2009 through February 1, 2013 reside on the server or on any back-up systems associated with the server.”

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Government Is On Drugs http://wearechange.org/want-to-stop-rape-culture-stop-financing-it/ http://wearechange.org/want-to-stop-rape-culture-stop-financing-it/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:03:17 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=34212 We Are Change

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NY Post: “Stock market rigging is no longer a ‘conspiracy theory’” http://wearechange.org/ny-post-stock-market-rigging-is-no-longer-a-conspiracy-theoryc/ http://wearechange.org/ny-post-stock-market-rigging-is-no-longer-a-conspiracy-theoryc/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:46:45 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=34208 We Are Change

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The stock market is rigged.

When I started making that claim years ago — and provided solid evidence — people scoffed. Some called it a conspiracy theory, tinfoil hats and that sort of stuff. Most people just ignored me.

But that’s not happening anymore. The dirty secret is out.

With stock prices rushing far ahead of economic reality over the last six or so years, more experts in the financial markets are coming to the same conclusion — even if they don’t fully understand how it’s being rigged or the consequences.

Ed Yardeni, a longtime Wall Street guru who isn’t one of the clowns of the bunch, said flat out last week that the market was being propped up. “These markets are all rigged, and I don’t say that critically. I just say that factually,” he asserted on CNBC.

Yardeni’s claim is the most basic one: that the Federal Reserve won’t do anything that will upset Wall Street and, in fact, is doing all it can to help the stock market.

But there are other recent claims that come closer to the bull’s-eye, even if the archers don’t quite see what they are hitting.

The Wall Street Journal carried an intriguing story on March 11 about how the Bank of Japan was “aggressively purchasing stock funds.” (The Journal is owned by News Corp., the parent of The Post.)

“By directly underpinning the market, [Bank of Japan] officials have tried to encourage private investors to follow suit and put more money in stocks in the hope of stimulating the economy and increasing inflation,” read the report with a Tokyo dateline.

That’s called rigging the market for a higher purpose, or hoping people who can afford to invest in stocks will make lots of money and spend it. The benefits, Japan’s central bank believes, will then trickle down to the rest of the economy.

The Journal provided lots of details that I won’t get into here. But the paper also presumed that all these central bank stock purchases were being done on the Tokyo market and that only the shares of Japanese companies were being rigged.

That’s not necessarily the case. The Bank of Japan — and other central bankers around the world — could easily be purchasing shares of American companies to help out the US stock market.

And Japan could even be doing it with the blessing of Washington, which is afraid any direct intervention in equities on its part would be discovered by nosy people like me.

Last fall, we learned that one American exchange has made intervention in — rigging — foreign governments easier and cheaper to accomplish. In October, it emerged that CME Group, the Chicago exchange that trades options and commodities, had an incentive program under which foreign central banks could buy stock market derivatives like the Standard & Poor’s futures contracts at a discount.

As I’ve reported many times, S&P futures contracts are the vehicle of choice for rigging the market. They are a cheap and very powerful way to cause an artificial buying frenzy.

After the market’s sizeable drop on Wednesday — the Dow alone lost 292.60 points — be on the lookout today for aggressive S&P futures buying today. It could start in Asia or Europe, but it almost always occurs.

Foreign central banks, of course, really don’t need a discount to buy S&P futures contracts. That’s like billionaires clipping cents-off coupons. But what the CME’s discount tells us is that the Bank of Japan and other central banks are probably already customers.

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Police Burn 3.3-Ton Pile Of Cannabis And Get An Entire Town High http://wearechange.org/police-burn-3-3-ton-pile-of-cannabis-and-get-an-entire-town-high/ http://wearechange.org/police-burn-3-3-ton-pile-of-cannabis-and-get-an-entire-town-high/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:24:04 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=34204 We Are Change

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Indonesian police got an entire neighbourhood high (accidentally) after burning a 3.3-ton pile of cannabis just outside their office.

Residents around West Jakarta were all intoxicated after the fumes created a giant cloud of smoke which then dispersed around the local area.

Loads of people then reported to the police with headaches and feeling dizzy, not realising they were in fact high as a kite.

The police themselves anticipated the powerful plumes and protected themselves by putting on gas masks as they set fire to the drugs.

But they didn’t bother to warn any of the locals, which meant everybody got buzzed one afternoon.

They also destroyed 1.8kg of crystal meth and 2538 ecstacy pills but they decided to blend those.

I wonder how many reports to police were proper complaints?

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Check Out This Amazing 3D Printed Wirelessly Powered Tesla Desk Lamp! http://wearechange.org/check-out-this-amazing-3d-printed-wirelessly-powered-tesla-desk-lamp/ http://wearechange.org/check-out-this-amazing-3d-printed-wirelessly-powered-tesla-desk-lamp/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:08:50 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=34194 We Are Change

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When we look back in history at some of the most notable inventors of the past several decades, one man stands near or at the top when it come to making contributions to technological development. That man is Nikola Tesla, and one of his mentors (and rivals) was another well-known inventor, named Thomas Edison. Tesla is responsible for patenting the design of the alternating current electricity supply system. If it were not for him, most of our electronic devices wouldn’t be here today as we know them.

Sometimes I wonder what Tesla would have contributed to society if he were to still be alive today. What would he think about today’s super computers, smartphones, tablets, and LED lights? What would his reaction to 3D printing be, and how would he use it to aid in his inventions?

Unfortunately Tesla passed away 72 years ago, and he never had the opportunity to see a 3D printer. However, one man, named David Choi, has taken some of Nikola Tesla’s contributions and combined them with 3D printing.

“Nikola Tesla’s life and experiments have always intrigued me,” Choi tells 3DPrint.com. “After seeing Tesla Coils light up fluorescent and incandescent bulbs without wires, I was enthralled. I even named my cat Tesla.”

Choi admits that he failed physics in high school, but then decided to pursue it on his own. He majored in physics at Wesleyan University but in his spare time he studied electronic design in his dorm room. He tells us that physics taught him the amazing power of resonance.

Because of his love for Tesla, Choi wanted to create something using today’s modern 3D printing technology, based on inventions discovered by Tesla. His creation, called the ‘Wirelessly Powered Tesla Desk Lamp,’ is quite the unique piece.

Printed on his MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation 3D printer, the lamp operates at 6.5MHz, and is optimized to power a vintage 25W Tesla light bulb.

“The design started with the base of the lamp which is the most critical part,” Choi tells us. “It consists of two separate coils that are inductively coupled to each other. One coil is a spiral form and is capacitively loaded and tuned to resonance. The second coil is simply a loop that follows the circumference of the spiral inductor. 3D printing the base made my life incredibly easy. I first performed calculations to create an inductor that would match with my load (the bulb). Then all I had to do was lay the 1/8? copper tubing into the spiral form. The rest of the lamp, from the legs to the top have no real geometrical features that present itself in the circuit. It was purely aesthetic, including the vintage Tesla commemorative bulb used.”

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As for how this lamp works, it sits on a table which has a 6.5MHz, 30W transmitter built into its underside. This center-tapped, double-wind coil is inductively coupled to a much larger loop antenna which has a high Q (quality) factor. This means that it is very efficient when it comes to storing reactive power. The antenna, like the table is tunable and set to a resonance of 6.5MHz.

The receiver is actually the lamp’s base. It includes a spiral-wound, capacitively loaded coil as well as a secondary, single loop coil. The spiral shape creates a flat inductor that can be used for many applications, while the single loop is directly wired to the light bulb itself.

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Kansas to allow conceal-carry without permit http://wearechange.org/kansas-to-allow-conceal-carry-without-permit/ http://wearechange.org/kansas-to-allow-conceal-carry-without-permit/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:51:14 +0000 http://wearechange.org/?p=34190 We Are Change

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Kansas is set to join four other states in allowing their residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit.

The house passed the bill on March 25 and is now headed to the governor’s desk. Kansas is historically a pro gun state and the measure is expected to be made law.

Along with not requiring permits the bill is also taking away background checks and training.

Opponents of the laws say it will leave many people in dangerous situations because they may not know how to use the firearm they are carrying.

“Something is going to stop it. Is it going to be your intended target, or is it going to be somebody behind that intended target. And you have to know these things if you’re going to responsibly carry a firearm,” said Adam Bellew of OMB guns.

Proponents for the bill believe it will allow people to protect themselves from others with guns. The state will continue to issue permits for those who would like to be able to carry a gun outside of Kansas.

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