Marshall Sutherland
  
Nobody ‘stealing’ your jobs, you spend too much on wars, Alibaba founder tells US
Chinese billionaire and Alibaba founder Jack Ma believes that improper distribution of funds and hyper inflated US military spending, not globalization or other countries “stealing” US jobs, is behind the economic decline in America.

“Over the past thirty years, the Americans had thirteen wars spending 14.2 trillion dollars,” said Ma, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “What if they spent a part of that money on building up the infrastructure, helping the white-collar and the blue-collar workers? No matter how strategically good it is, you’re supposed to spend money on your own people.”
Marshall Sutherland
  
I just noticed that this was over a year old. That doesn't make it any less true, except that the number of wars may have increased and the price tag has definitely increased since then.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Trump Announces Unprecedented Support for Legalizing Marijuana

On the first great-weather day of Spring 2018, President Donald Trump has committed to withdrawing federal objections to the legalization of marijuana, reports Tom Angell of Marijuana Moment.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Bernie Sanders Backs Bill To Punish States With Harsh Marijuana Laws
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is signing on as a co-sponsor of the Marijuana Justice Act, introduced last year by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).

I guess it would be embarrassing to be seen to be lagging behind Supreme Leader Trump on this issue.
Marshall Sutherland
  
How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches

Another week, another massive privacy scandal. When it’s not Facebook admitting it allowed data on as many as 87 million users to be sucked out by a developer on its platform who sold it to a polit…

Quite a long list of suggestions at the end of the article.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Google works out a fascinating, slightly scary way for AI to isolate voices in a crowd

Google researchers have developed a deep-learning system designed to help computers better identify and isolate individual voices within a noisy environment.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show

A Motherboard investigation has found that law enforcement agencies across the country have purchased GrayKey, a relatively cheap tool for bypassing the encryption on iPhones, while the FBI pushes again for encryption backdoors.
Marshall Sutherland
  


What Should Have Happened at the Facebook Hearing
by ReasonTV on YouTube
Length: 2:27
It was hard to watch Mark Zuckerberg's congressional hearing without liking congress a lot less. In between the rampant showboating and clumsy soundbites, it became clear that a lot of legislators don't know enough about technology to competently regulate it. And even if they did, the federal government's track record on surveillance and privacy rights is less than sterling.
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Marshall Sutherland
  


Big Food and Big Pharma: Killing for Profit?
by EFDD Group on YouTube

A recent presentation at the European Parliament.
 health
Marshall Sutherland
  


U.S. Government to Facebook: 'Americans Don't Like to Be Spied On'
by ReasonTV on YouTube

20 seconds long

"Americans do not like to be manipulated," Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his appearance before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. "They do not like to be spied on." We can think of at least one whistleblower who agrees.
Mike Macgirvin
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Sophie
  
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Sophie
  
Nice edit winking face
Marshall Sutherland
  
The broken window fallacy is alive and well!

BP claims an oil spill off Australia's coast would be a 'welcome boost' to local economies

Coastal towns would benefit from an oil spill in the pristine Great Australian Bight because the clean up would boost their economies, energy giant BP has claimed as part of its controversial bid to drill in the sensitive marine zone.
Mike Macgirvin
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Somebody gets paid for thinking this shit up?
Marshall Sutherland
  
Back when Robert Reich was US Labor Secretary, he claimed that natural disasters were good for the economy. People still say stupid shit like this every hurricane season.
Marshall Sutherland
  
They're back! 'Feds only' encryption backdoors prepped in US by Dems

US lawmakers are yet again trying to force backdoors into tech products, allowing Uncle Sam, and anyone else with the necessary skills, to rifle through people's private encrypted information.
Marshall Sutherland
  
!Hubzilla Support Forum
While adding back some feed channels I had in the past, I discovered that the old channels are still showing up in the directory from when they existed on my old Red Matrix site, red.farthinghalearms.com. That site has been gone for over 2 years now.

I'm not sure, but I feel like I've asked about this before and the answer was that they would eventually go away. It seems that they didn't. Two examples: freethoughts@red.farthinghalearms.com and fathead@red.farthinghalearms.com.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Must be a directory sync issue of some kind. They're both gone from the primary directory (gravizot.de).
Marshall Sutherland
  
OK. Doean't really matter to me, but in case something was not working as expected, I figured I should mention it.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Something is obviously not working as expected.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Why Are Cops Unaccountable? (with Jay Schweikert and Clark Neily)

Jay Schweikert and Clark Neily join us for a conversation on law enforcement and accountability. We also discuss qualified immunity and how technology is helping to combat police misconduct.
 law  podcast
Marshall Sutherland
  
I brought this feed channel back while I was at it.


https://hub.farthinghalearms.com/channel/freethoughts
Marshall Sutherland
  
Prosperity Movie Exclusive Screening Event

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Are we destined to ruin the planet we live on? Or can we heal the earth, eliminate pollution AND make a profit? This groundbreaking documentary says YES!
Marshall Sutherland
  
The movie maker is a podcaster I've been listening to for years, so I've been hearing about this since he started working on it. I posted it on reputation alone, but I've watched it since I posted it a couple hour ago.

The movie is basically about conscious capitalism, showing examples of companies doing the right thing for the environment, their communities and their employees. It ends with the message that we, as consumers, can have an impact by how we shop, bank and invest.

So refreshing compared to the usual dreck about how, if only we give our incompetent government more money and power, it will make it all better for us.
Marshall Sutherland
  
If you register to watch the movie, you will get a daily email for a week with links to additional videos (3/day) and resources. Here is a summary page of some of the resource links (I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't register and watch the movie): Prosperity Resources
HOUSING IS A VERB
  
this is GREAT! thanks for posting it. I am  so happy to get connected with this.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Encourage Trump’s plan to remove troops from Syria

Stop creating enemies in the Middle East
Marshall Sutherland
  
I've shared a few episodes lately, so I figured it was time to being back my EconTalk RSS feed channel.


https://hub.farthinghalearms.com/channel/econtalk
Marshall Sutherland
  
In case you don't know what that was about, see this



Sinclair's Soldiers in Trump's War on Media
by Deadspin on YouTube
Mike Macgirvin
  
I was still thinking WTF and had to poke around Wikipedia to really understand it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Broadcast_Group#2018_journalistic_responsibility_promos
Marshall Sutherland
  


Regulator: Milk is not Milk
by InstituteForJustice on YouTube

The government does not have the power to change the dictionary, but that is precisely what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is attempting to do to keep American farms from selling wholesome, all-American skim milk.

Case info: https://ij.org/case/fda-skim-milk/

Randy Sowers learned this the hard way. He is a lifelong dairy farmer and the founder of South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, Maryland. Randy believes strongly in selling all-natural products, and that belief extends to his skim milk: Randy wants to sell 100-percent pure skim milk with no added ingredients. The only ingredient in his skim milk would be skim milk. But when Randy contacted the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to sell his delicious product across state lines, he learned that FDA regulations prohibit him from honestly labeling pure skim milk as “skim milk.”

The universally recognized definition of skim milk is just milk with the cream skimmed off. Pure, pasteurized, additive-free skim milk is safe to drink and legal to sell. But the FDA requires all-natural skim milk to be called either “imitation skim milk” or “imitation milk product.” The reason is the FDA has shockingly defined “skim milk” as having three ingredients. The first ingredient is pure skim milk. The other two ingredients are artificial vitamin additives that are not naturally found in skim milk. Business owners who insist on selling additive-free skim milk as “skim milk” face fines and even possible incarceration.

The First Amendment protects the right to tell the truth. That is why Randy and South Mountain Creamery are teaming up with the Institute for Justice to file a federal lawsuit challenging the FDA’s ban on labelling their products honestly.
Sophie
  
@Marshall Sutherland thanks, bookmarked!

A lot of the bacteria hysteria is about listeria. It can be very dangerous for toddlers and pregnant women (or rather their unborn babies). So when I got pregnant I asked my parents' neighbor about listeria, and she almost laughed, but then explained, that it is more of a problem in "industrial" milk production. Cows only get it when they are fed (badly) fermented food. That is the case when either the hay goes bad, or the silo goes bad. My parents' neighbors don't have a silo. Hay smells bad when it ferments. But even if listeria actually broke out, it is practically impossible to ignore the smell of the farting cows according to her. So listeria would not go unnoticed.

In the western part of Austria where I come from, we are very proud of the variety of cheeses we make from raw milk. Listeria outbreaks are very seldom, because the hygiene-requirements for the farmers are extremely high, and most of them have small farms. So it becomes extremely unlikely that cows get listeria. Bottom line: not the raw food is the problem, it is the "food industry" with its mass production and profit maximization. Preaching to the choir, I know winking face
Erik R
  
We are always suspicious to hay that smells unfamiliar. The smell of a newly opened fresh bale of hay is marvellous and quite strong with a hint of candy. Last year we was in a rush between bad weather and there are some sections of the hay never dried as much as the majority of the bale and it is very noticeable and smells and looks different. We notice at once but have has no problems with the horses. Horses are much more sensitive than cows so we always need to be careful but horses don't eat nails and beer cans :)
Mike Macgirvin
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Horses also don't like hay that mice have peed on. They'd rather starve.

Cows actually like fermented hay - to a point. If it's black in colour and you see spores (like wispy curls of smoke) when you disturb it, often even the cows will turn their nose up at it.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Fat HeadFat Head wrote the following post Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:59:41 -0400
Now For The Good News: Young Doctors Want To Learn About Nutrition
If you’re a health and nutrition nerd (and if you’re reading this blog, you probably are), you may have had a frustrating experience that goes something like this: a friend... Read more »
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Having had this as an interest for 7 years now, I feel the same way about the likely comparison between myself and my doctor with regard to nutrition. Hmm, maybe that is why he has told me he would gladly trade his bloodwork results for mine.
 health
Marshall Sutherland
  
For the first time, young Americans have less optimism than those aged 55 and older

Consumer sentiment may have reached the highest level since 2004, but millennials are now less optimistic than baby boomers.

That’s the first time Americans younger than 35 say they actually have less consumer confidence than those aged 55 and over, according to data from the University of Michigan, Haver Analytics and Deutsche Bank Global Research. This hasn’t happened in the last six decades that the consumer sentiment of these two generations has been compared.
Marshall Sutherland
  
It looks like consumer confidence, in general, was pretty low in the mid-70's.

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Mike Macgirvin
  
I remember that roller coaster. It was quite a ride.
Adam Robertson
  
Yeah, I also remember the 70's: Star Wars...and um, ...teachers with big bead necklaces and polyester pants!
Marshall Sutherland
  
Sovereign ManSovereign Man wrote the following post Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:07:13 -0400
And the fastest growing bank asset in 2017 was… SUBPRIME!
They say that goldfish have the shortest memory in the Animal Kingdom… something like 3-seconds. But it turns out this isn’t actually true. Researchers at the Israeli Technion Institute of Technology conducted an experiment in 2009 proving that even the tiniest fish could be trained to recall certain sounds after as long as FIVE MONTHS. According to another study from the University of Chicago, Dolphins ostensibly have the best memories in the Animal Kingdom, and in an experiment were able to recall a distinct whistle after 20 YEARS. Then there are bankers… financius dumbassus, a curious species not fully related to the Animal Kingdom, somewhat descended from protozoa, who display […]
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Marshall Sutherland
  
Given the drop in savings rate, I suspect these loans aren't made so much with our money as they are with freshly printed money churned out by the Federal Reserve. When the whole shit show collapses again and the douche-canoe politicians bail out their good buddies, it will be tacked onto the national debt. Maybe, in the end, it is our grandkid's money that they are speculating with.