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People Power! US Citizens Journalism Killing Mainstream

A recent Gallup poll shows that an all time low of on only 20% of the public trusts the news as citizen journalism continues to rise.

Bias and bungled reporting on US news networks are behind plummeting audience numbers, according to the Gallup Poll.

As far as the 20% who do still trust the news I would suppose they simply either don't have internet access or when they go online the don't dare stray to far from sites owned by the corporations that own the corporate media.

For anyone who happens to land here that still believes the news is trustworthy these will instantly make you non-believers as well: Caught: Staged CNN Syria Interviews Faked By Activist Danny and Wag The Dog - Media Caught Faking Syria News Stories.

Of course that isn't even the tip of the iceberg.

RT reports on the Gallup Poll and the continual decline of the corporate media in the video below which also looks at a cutting-edge project that's encouraging ordinary Americans to drive our country's news agenda instead.

6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America


Fukushima beaches reopen to the public

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The Horror: Children play in the sea at Nakoso beach, open for the first time since the Fukushima disaster.
Holidaymakers have descended on a beach near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, the first time they have been allowed to swim in the area since last year's triple meltdown.

Local authorities decided to open Nakoso beach, located just 65km (40 miles) south of the stricken plant, after declaring the water safe. Radiation doses in the air were also low, at up to 0.07 microsieverts an hour, far below those considered a threat to health.

On Monday, which was a national holiday held to celebrate the ocean, about 1,000 people, including young families, headed to the beach for the first time in two summers.

"The water's still cold, but it's going to be a good season," Yukiei Hakozaki, a local guide, told Kyodo News. "We want lots of people to come."

Record radiation levels detected at Fukushima reactor
Japan's Battered Fukushima Nuclear Plants - A Global Catastrophe Waiting To Happen?
Fukushima Daiichi: The Truth and the Future
Nuclear Peril: Why Fukushima is a Greater Disaster Than Chernobyl
Houston We Have a Problem, No Known Technology to Deal with Fukushima
The Worst Yet to Come? Why Nuclear Experts Are Calling Fukushima a Ticking Time-Bomb
The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Is Far From Over


Psychopathy: Army turns combat action into digital comic strip

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Members of the U.S. Army encounter hostile Czervenian forces in the graphic novel series
The fictitious nation of Czervenia has just attacked its neighboring country with a "massive military offensive" and several Army soldiers sit around a conference table, planning how to rescue refugees and send a long-range surveillance team into enemy territory.

A helicopter hovers over a refugee camp in the rain, its blades whirring as rain falls. Soldiers parachute into the forest near a Czervenian staging area and watch through night-vision scopes.

The scenes are part of "America's Army," a graphic novel launched by the U.S. Army in 2009. Once available only in a static form through a web-based reader, the panels now come alive with sound effects and partial animation in a new iPad and Android app released last week.

Soldiers can be heard rustling in leaves as they try to hide from Czervenian forces on a night mission. Gunfire rattles as the screen flashes with "BOOM," "PING," and "PANG."

Comment: Gotten your fill yet? Sounds pretty cool, eh? Except the parts they left out about the Military during times of war:

Kill your fellow man, get a shiny new medal for being a hero in some War who's effect will be settled by bankers, politicians and business men. That's right, step right up and gain PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), live a life of fear and reaction to the next car horn, become more psychopathic, be the first kid on your block with a confirmed kill. There are NO other jobs, but you too, can become cannon fodder for the war machine. You too, can be gung-ho and mutilate the made-up-enemy-of-the-day, from the comfort of your base half-way across the globe and never have to look the (made up) enemy in the eye, with our new class of drone fighters!

That's the United States: The Greatest fucking country in the world!

Only complete Lunacy would cause a nation to place the ugliness and brutality of war in a comic book and create the image of heroism from the blood lust and desires of control by its leadership. Register today. Join up now and enjoy this new free app for your iPod™ or Andoid™!


Large fire sweeps through Istanbul 42-storey building (which is still standing by the way)

A large fire has swept through a 42-storey building in the centre of the Turkish city of Istanbul.

Television footage showed the Polat Tower building engulfed in thick black plumes of smoke, with pieces of debris falling to the ground.

Firefighters - backed by helicopters - later managed to contain the blaze, the cause of which is being investigated.

Officials said no-one was injured in the building which houses shops, apartments and offices.

The officials said hundreds of people were safely evacuated.

Turkey's Anatolia news agencies earlier reported that many people had been stranded inside.

Comment: US Architects & Engineers - Solving the Mystery of WTC 7

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The next Great Depression will destroy civilization as we know it, warns author

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The risk of a new depression - a sustained, severe recession - has struck fear into the heart of markets and driven monetary policy in developed economies since the current financial crisis began. "We're in a very unfortunate position to be here," Richard Duncan, author of The New Depression, warned on CNBC's Squawk Box Europe Monday.

"When we broke the link between money and gold, this removed all constraints on credit creation. This explosion of credit created the world we live in, but it now seems that credit cannot expand any further because the private sector is incapable of repaying the debt it has already, and if credit begins to contract, there's a very real danger that we will collapse into a new Great Depression," he argued.

"If this credit bubble pops, the depression could be so severe that I don't think our civilization could survive it."

The explosion in cheap credit has been widely blamed for the global financial crisis, but the debate about how to fix the problem continues.


Two killed, 19 injured in another Toronto shooting

Two people were killed and at least 19 injured in a shooting at an outdoor party in Toronto, police said on Tuesday, raising fresh fears of a rise in gun crime in Canada's largest city.

Police said it was too early to say what prompted the shooting late on Monday in which a young man and young woman were killed. Many of those hurt were injured in the panic that ensued after shots were fired.

"This is the most serious crime of its kind to ever take place in the city of Toronto," Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair told reporters at the scene.

Comment: 3 June 2012: Shoot-out at Toronto shopping mall, 1 Dead, 2 injured


Torsos of two dismembered bodies found floating in Detroit River canal

Two dismembered bodies were found Tuesday morning in a canal near the Detroit river. Both were found without arms, legs or heads.

Detroit police tell 7 Action News that 911 calls came into their department saying the bodies were floating in a the Detroit River's canal, near Riverside and Alter Road.

One body appeared to be male, the other female.

An agent from U.S. Customs and Border Protection found the first body around 6 a.m. while on routine patrol near the Riverfront-Lakewood Park/Alfred Brush Ford Park area.

A second body was found a short time later about a half mile down the river.

"A medical examiner's determination for confirmation on their sexes and cause of death will be needed," said a Detroit Police Department spokesperson.


St. George Airport Closed Following Incident with Plane

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Utah - The St. George Airport was closed Tuesday following an incident involving a SkyWest plane.

Details about the incident remain sketchy.

"While the airport was closed overnight, a SkyWest aircraft at the St. George Municipal Airport in Utah was involved in a ground incident while the aircraft was not in service," SkyWest said in a brief prepared statement. "Until the airport is reopened, passengers with Delta Connection flights to and from St. George are being re-accommodated on other flights as well as with ground transportation from nearby Cedar City."

The terminal at the St. George Airport sustained minor damage and vehicles in the parking lot were also damaged as well as a SkyWest plane, according to St. George spokesman Mark Mortensen.

Better Earth

Man Catches Falling 7 Year Old Autistic Girl

A 7-year-old Brooklyn girl is miraculously alive and well today after plummeting three stories - thanks to a heroic neighbor who raced into action and broke her fall.

Cops said little Keyla McCree pushed out one of the accordion pieces that was holding a brand- new air conditioner in a bedroom window of her Coney Island apartment and squeezed through the tiny opening before she fell off.

"She's fine," said the autistic girl's mom, Shaleema McCree.

"Not a scratch on her. The man caught her, thank God.

"It's a miracle."

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Augmented Reality Explorer Steve Mann Assaulted At Parisian McDonald's

Comment: We know French mentality has become psychopathic xenophobic and backwards over the years: here's a recent example of that. And another one here. Or, is it just a case of Right Wing Authoritarians doing what they're programmed to do?
Whatever it is, spread the information around, and express your indignation on McDonald's France Facebook page!

Digital Eye Glass

I believe that Digital Eye Glass will ultimately replace glasses, and will help many people see better, and improve the quality of their lives through Augmediated Reality.

Personal introduction

I wear a computer vision system, and carry a letter from my family physician, as well as documentation on this system when I travel.

I have worn a computer vision system of some kind for 34 years, and am the inventor of the technology that I wear and use in my day-to-day life.

Although it has varied over the last 34 years, I have worn the present embodiment of this system (pictured below) for 13 years. This simple design which I did in collaboration with designer Chris Aimone, consists of a sleek strip of aluminum that runs across the forehead, with two silicone nose pads. It holds an EyeTap device (computer-controlled laser light source that causes the eye itself to function as if it were both a camera and display, in effect) in front of my right eye. It also gives the wearer the appearance of having a "glass eye", this phenomenon being known as the "glass eye" effect (Presence Connect, 2002). Over the years the EyeTap has also therefore been known as the "Glass Eye" or "Eye Glass", or "Digital Eye Glass", using the word "Glass" in its singular form, rather than its plural form "Glasses" (See figure caption, "EyeTap digital eye glass", Aaron Harris/Canadian Press, Monday Dec. 22, 2003).

Recent news has described me as "the father of wearable computing" in the context of various commercially manufactured versions of similar eye glass, such as those made by companies like Google, Olympus, and the like (see below), so as this technology becomes mainstream, McDonald's might need to get used to it.