OK, if you can light your tap water on FIRE you have a BIG problem (or, you might be a redneck). Fracking has been in the news a lot this year. USA Today (among others) reported Fracking is causing earthquakes and introducing methane into the water supply. I don’t think the Culligan Man can help you here lady…
Remember the Gulf Oil Spill in 2010? Well, all of those dispersants and solvents used to break up the oil are now possibly linked to some serious genetic defects being found in the area sea life. Pretty scary stuff!
From Gizmodo: Al Jazeera just published an astonishing report on the after-effects of the BP oil disaster, and it’s not pretty. There are an alarming number of deformities in sea creatures: mutated shrimp, fish with sores and lesions, eyeless crabs and more. It’s unlike anything local fisherman have ever seen.
Snopes is one of those sites on the internet that can become a real time suck if you’re not careful. I use it as a reference when someone forwards me an email about some odd warning/hoax, etc. You can usually get the truth about it and I’ve been known to reply with a link to the site (in the hopes they might do some research before blindly passing on bogus info).
Below is one of the strangest stories in financial history, one involving the US government lying about hundreds of thousands of tons of imaginary gold, illegal wire transfers and loans totaling $15 trillion.
The video, from the House of Lords, is amazing in itself.
What it doesn’t express is where the money came from though Lord James of Blackheath proves conclusively that an effort was made to say it came from a gold reserve in Brunei that, in fact, never existed. [MORE]
Unfortunately he says 50-Trillion instead of 5-trillion but it all adds up to a LOT of money! Any idea what US department went “Rogue” to pull this off (Treasury, State, CIA, DIA)? Pretty amazing store that’s also pretty hard to believe. If this is true it has to be one of the largest money laundering operations in the history of the world.
Oh great, the “If You See Something, Say Something” (IYSSSS) campaign is launching PSA’s to get the public even more worked up…
I started seeing the IYSSSS billboards around Indianapolis prior to this year’s Super Bowl. The funny thing is, at least to me, the toll-free number they give is not using an acronym or anything so the chances of someone actually remembering it is slim. It’s OK, that’s what 911 is for!
Hopefully, by now, most of you know what a Podcast is. Believe it or not I was part of the Man Fights Back podcast a while back. We ended up recording 44 episodes before putting things on pause for a while. Hopefully we’ll get to a point where we can start recording again.
Publishing a podcast is a lot of work. Coming up with material, time to record, time to edit, time to produce and, most importantly, building your audience. Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak at the No Agenda Show podcast have figured all of this out and find time to publish 2 episodes a week totaling 5+ hours of content. They give the show away and only ask for donations to keep the show going. As of January 15, 2012 they’ve recorded 374 shows, along with a few special episodes.
Donations of $50 or more get their name or organization mentioned in the show. The top two donations for each episode get Executive Producer and Associate Executive Producer credits. It’s all turned out to be a pretty cool concept. Individuals who accumulate $1000 (or more) worth of donations (or donate it all at once) get a special “Knighthood” designation and customized ‘hit them in the mouth’ ring complete with old-fashioned envelope sealing wax that you can make an impression in with the ring.
The No Agenda Show is hard to describe but it covers a lot of current events and things you don’t hear about in the mainstream media. The discussions are lively and often times very humorous especially with all of the musical jingles and memes. The show notes are a treasure trove of links and media clips that allow you to dig deeper into the topics you find interesting. I’ve gotten a lot of ideas for the IndyScan.com blog posts from this podcast.
I’ve been planning on donating to the show for a while now but thought it might be kind of neat to pool together some donations from IndyScan.com readers and submit them on the behalf of IndyScan.com and its followers. The goal is to add a little more money to what I was going to donate ($100) and get some press for the blog.
Starting today I’m going to place a special donation button on the IndyScan.com site and will take contributions (via PayPal) until February 29, 2011. Every penny contributed will be added to my donation and submitted to the no Agenda Show for inclusion in one of the early March shows.
I hope you have a chance to check out the No Agenda Show and find it something you want to listen to and make a donations towards.
You can also donate from this blog entry:
FightForTheFuture.org has one of the best explanations on how SOPA and/or PIPA could have an impact on all of us if either one passes. Remember back in 1998 when the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was all the rage & still ended up getting passed? Although it’s not in the news everyday the DMCA still has an impact on US citizens with the take-down notices and prosecution of innocent people.
Please watch the video below and let me know what you think in the comments section.
Happy Sunday morning everyone! I love Sunday mornings. It’s a time where the family sleeps in and I spend some quiet time reflecting on the past week and preparing for another exciting seven days.
There’s nothing like a good conspiracy theory to get the mind thinking about all kinds of crazy stuff. I shared the following on Facebook a few days ago & have thought about it ever since.
From a profile of Mark Zuckerberg on Forbes.com:
What the CIA failed to do in 60 years, Zuck has done in 7: knowing what 800 million people–more than 10% of the world’s population–think, read and listen to, plus who they know, what they like and where they live, travel, vote, shop, worship. U.S. users spend more time on Facebook–on average 6.3 hours a month–than on any other site.
Is it possible that Facebook (a once private Social Network) is run by the Freemasons (a private Social Network)? Of course it’s possible and Zuckerberg could be at the 33rd level.
There have always been strong ties between the US Government and the Free Masons. The “All Seeing Eye” is on our currency after all. It isn’t surprising the US Government (CIA, NSA, et al) have a HUGE interest in the information we all freely share with our “friends”.
On episode 353 of the “No Agenda” podcast Adam discussed the similarities of the “Two Ball Cane” to the Facebook logo:
So what do you think? Is Facebook just another company that’s found its Niche in Society or is it part of a greater evil that’s taking the opportunity to gather as much information on you as possible?
As an aside (and a bit of humor) you can see below it’s easy to change an existing logo to make a new one with a completely different meaning:
If you’re a Big Mac fan, this is for you… 50% off & 26,000+already purchased!
It’s all about the margins I guess… Hard to believe Ronald went to a discount site for its latest promotion. What’s next? 15 Dave’s Hot and Tasty’s from Wendy’s for $20? I’m not linking to the deal above, I just can’t do it…
I’m not pointing fingers, just pointing it out…