What … you think merely because it may be illegal that will stop our surveillance minded government from utilizing this facial recognition … they are laughing at how gullible we are…

…What … you think merely because it may be illegal that will stop our surveillance minded government from utilizing this facial recognition … they are laughing at how gullible we are…

Scanning the face of every American traveling overseas would be invasive, costly and potentially illegal, a new report finds

Researchers at Georgetown University Law School recommend that DHS abandon a biometric scanning program that would capture the face of every American and foreigner heading overseas.

By Hamza Shaban  •   Read more »

Quality … honesty … integrity … NO … just follow the $$$$

…Quality … honesty … integrity … NO … just follow the $$$$…

Apple publicly admits the iPhone is designed not to last

Not long ago, a study was published suggesting that Apple deliberately sabotages its old products. The study was performed by student Laura Trucco at Harvard University. By reviewing worldwide searches for “iPhone slow,” she found that this phrase was searched more, by a significant amount, whenever a new iPhone was about to be launched.Trucco then compared her results to the findings of other searchers for Apple’s competitors’ phones,  such as “Samsung Galaxy slow,&……….Read full article at NexusNewsfeed.com website »

Let’s get real … in Arizona full disclosure … transparency … are absolutely “verboten” under the regime of Koch Bro$ puppet Az Gov Doug Ducey

…Let’s get real … in Arizona full disclosure … transparency … are absolutely “verboten” under the regime of Koch Bro$ puppet Az Gov Doug Ducey…

As Arizona works toward new water laws, more should be done to bring transparency to the policy process and prioritize environmental flows, say members of the Sustainable Water Workgroup.

AT A TIME of prolonged drought, the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) has just released an overview of the Governor’s Water Solutions Conversation. The discussions, which came from a series of summer meetings, have the potential to transform the state’s water laws and influence negotiations about the future of the Colorado River basin for generations. But important issues are being left out of the discussion.

These discussions focus on two issues – protecting Arizona’s Colorado River allocation and changing existing groundwater laws. Protecting Arizona’s allocation involves negotiating with other lower Colorado River basin states over a Drought Contingency Plan, which would trigger cuts in water allocations if Lake Mead slips below a critical elevation level; and the Drought Contingency Plan Plus, in which interests within Arizona are working on how best to distribute the impact of those cuts.

We at the Sustainable Water Workgroup, which comprises more than two dozen community organizations, environmental groups and hundreds of individuals, recognize the immense challenge Arizona faces in managing its Colorado River entitlements. But the process by which consensus is created matters, particularly in the context of building public trust in a shared long-term vision for a sustainable water future.

When the EPA director chosen by Trump is a bona-fide climate denier…are you the least bit surprised…???

…When the EPA director chosen by Trump is a bona-fide climate denier…are you the least bit surprised…???

Group Known for Stalking and Harassing Climate Advocates Has Been Hired by EPA to Run Media War Room

By Graham Readfearn, DeSmogBlog………….Definers Public Affairs, a Republican-aligned research group, has been handed a $120,000 contract to help the EPA shape its media coverage……….. READ MORE»

Trump Administration Halts Review of Offshore Oil Rig Safety Inspections

The study would have provided the government with recommendations for improvements to its offshore inspection program.

…And of course our environmentally sensitive President TRUMP will most assuredly appropriate the funds necessary to make this a reality…

clip_image002…And of course our environmentally sensitive President TRUMP will most assuredly appropriate the funds necessary to make this a reality…

 

Progress slow on new Colorado Basin drought plan  REGULATORS GIVE GO-AHEAD FOR STUDY OF LAKE POWELL PIPELINE  Associated Press & Nevada Independent

Three months after U.S. and Mexican officials signed a much praised Colorado River water agreement, they appear no closer to a drought contingency plan, as negotiations have pitted states and water districts against one another. The plan, known as Minute 323, calls for Mexico to give up some water in exchange for U.S. investment in water improvement projects there. Despite the obstacles, Colorado River managers have reaffirmed their commitment to a drought plan.

ILLEGAL … but that does NOT stop “big-brother”… Only WE can do that…

clip_image002…ILLEGAL … but that does NOT stop “big-brother”… Only WE can do that…

Those airport cameras tracking your face may not be legal, study finds

Researchers at Georgetown University Law School recommend that DHS abandon a biometric scanning program that would capture the face of every American and foreigner heading overseas.

By Hamza Shaban  •   Read more »

 

In TRUMP land he and his minions do not lie…they utilize ALTERNATIVE FACT

…In TRUMP land he and his minions do not lie…they utilize ALTERNATIVE FACT…

Taking a page from Trump’s book, U.S. ambassador lies, gets caught, and lies about having lied.

 

By Laura Clawson 2017/12/22 · 07:32…..Donald Trump is apparently assembling an entire government of pathological liars. Check out this clip of Pete Hoekstra, a former member of Congress and now ambassador to Netherlands, lying about something he said and then, when confronted with the truth, lying about how he denied it in the first place. It’s an ouroboros of lying.

“Speaking of threat, at one point you mentioned in a debate that there are no-go zones in the Netherlands and that cars and politicians are being set on fire,” a Dutch journalist said to Hoekstra.

”I didn’t say that. That is actually an incorrect statement. We would call it fake news,” Hoekstra replied. “I never said that.” When the journalist objected that Hoekstra did really say that, Hoekstra again insisted “No, it’s not what I said.”

Too bad for Hoekstra, that journalist brought receipts: video of Hoekstra saying exactly that in 2015. “The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos. Chaos in the Netherlands, there are cars being burned, there are politicians being burned … and yes there are no-go zones in the Netherlands.”

How did Hoekstra respond to this reality check? When the journalist confronted him with “you called it fake news,” Hoekstra said “I didn’t call that fake news. I didn’t use the words today. I don’t think I did.”

The Trump-Republican base in the U.S. may eat that kind of stuff up, but for Dutch viewers it probably contributed to the declining view of the U.S. role in the world. There is something deeply wrong with a person who thinks they can lie about something they said on television a couple years ago and then lie about having lied about it, also on television. But that’s not just one person. That’s how the Republican Party operates.