Is Google Glass Gone for Good?

It looks like Google may be giving up on getting people to buy Glass — for now.

The company is shifting strategies, shuttering the Google Glass “Explorer” program and halting sales of the $1,500 gadget, according to a blog post published Thursday.

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The move seems to signal that Google Glass may be struggling to connect to consumers, which you may have guessed given that some Glass ambassadors have been physically attacked just for wearing the thing. Certain bars have also banned the wearable, which allows individuals to easily record their surroundings and get information delivered straight to their eyeball.

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Posted: 01/15/2015 5:03 pm EST Updated: 01/16/2015 11:59 am EST

All the Jobs in the Shale Oil Patch Are about To Go Down the Drain

The oil boom created by “fracking” is about to go bust because of the low price per barrel of oil. At the current price, it costs too much to get the oil out of the ground. Frackers borrowed too much money to set up their businesses, and needed to sell oil at significantly higher prices to make a profit. According to zerohedge.com, the bankruptcies have just begun:

“There are too many ugly balance sheets,” warns one energy industry analyst, adding simply that “the group is not positioned for this downturn.” While the mainstream media continues to chant the happy-clappy side of lower oil prices, spewing various ‘statistics’ about how the down-side of low oil prices is ‘contained’ and the huge colossal massive tax cut means ‘everything is awesome’ for America, the data – and now actions – do not bear this out. Macro data has done nothing but disappoint and now, we have the first casualty of the shale oil leverage debacle as WSJ reports, on Sunday, a private company that drills in Texas, WBH Energy LP, and its partners, filed for bankruptcy protection, saying a lender refused to advance more money. There are many more to come…

MIT Scientist Warns of Tie between Autism and Monsanto Products

from Alliance for Natural Health:

Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT

December 23, 2014

Close up of tractor spraying pesticides on cropWhy? Evidence points to glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food.

For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has researched biology and technology, over the years publishing over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles. In recent years she has concentrated on the relationship between nutrition and health, tackling such topics as Alzheimer’s, autism, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.

At a conference last Thursday, in a special panel discussion about GMOs, she took the audience by surprise when she declared, “At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.” She noted that the side effects of autism closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity, and presented data showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the use of Roundup on crops (and the creation of Roundup-ready GMO crop seeds) with rising rates of autism. Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and mitochondrial disorder.

Fukushima Through the Roof Cancer Statistic

From http://www.zerohedge.com

Fukushima Children Thyroid Cancer Rate Continues To Rise

Fukushima prefecture has been conducting regular checkups of over 360,000 people who were in Fukushima in March 2011 and were age 18 or under when the nuclear crisis struck. As WSJ reported in August, a study by researchers in Fukushima prefecture found 57 minors in the prefecture have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer so far and another 46 are showing symptoms that suggest they may also have the disease. Today, as The Japan Times reports, four more children are suspected of suffering from thyroid cancer in the latest survey bringing the total to 107 out of 385,000 now surveyed. This is dramatically higher than the normal “between 5 to 11 cases per million people,” that Okayama University professor Toshihide Tsuda cites for national statistics between 1975 and 2008.

Fukushima Radiation Showing Up on West Coast

The 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant melt-down, that has polluted the Pacific Ocean with radioactive material, is now affecting the west coast of North America according to scientists quoted in a Yahoo! Science article.

Traits of the Sadist–Do You Know One?

According to studies, sadism is more prevalent in the general population than previously believed.  Recent studies show “sadists possess an intrinsic motivation to inflict suffering on innocent others, even at a personal cost  –  a motivation that is absent from the other dark personality traits.”

Does this explain some things?

Read more at http://www.sott.net/article/266289-Dark-Tetrad-of-personality-traits-Everyday-sadists-take-pleasure-in-others-pain

Pacific Ocean Gets New Dousing of Radioactive Water

According to a Reuters article, several tanks holding “highly contaminated” water used to flood and cool Fukushima’s damaged nuclear reactors have leaked, and some liquid may have contaminated the Pacific Ocean.

The concentration of beta-emitting isotopes in the spilled water is more than 6,000 times the legal limit. Recurring breaches in the containment system put together by Tokyo Electric Power Company baffle the utility’s clean up team. International alarm is increasing, prodding the Japanese government to step in.

Read more here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/03/us-japan-fukushima-water-idUSBRE99200R20131003