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Intel Invests $740 Million in Cloudera Go-To Mega Data Center Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 2, 2014   Cloudera has raised $900 million from IPOs to dwarf other fund raising campaigns on what is being called a way on data center vendors. Tom Reily, chief executive officer for Cloudera said : “The market opportunity for companies to gain insight and build transformative applications based on Hadoop is tremendous. Clearly, demand is accelerating and the market is poised for growth — for all of the players in this space, and we believe Cloudera will be the company to lead this global shift in extracting value…

Diet Soda Danger: Research Shows Link to Heart Attacks in Older Women Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 1, 2014   Researchers at the University of Iowa have conducted a study on post-menopausal women and the effects of consuming 2 or more diet soft drinks per day. The study was presented to the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The findings of the report state that those older women were 30% more likely to succumb to cardiovascular disease and 50% more likely to die as a result of those diseases than older women who occasionally consumed soda. The consumption of diet soda for post-menopausal women was found to…

Suspended Animation is Within Our Grasp Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 31, 2014   At a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, doctors will experiment with a process on 10 patients that will suspend them between life and death. These first human Guinea pigs could lead to medical advancements in suspended animation while allow medical professionals to save the lives of patients with gunshot or stab wounds. Samuel Tisherman, surgeon at Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital is heading this research trial that is pioneering the procedure called “emergency preservation and resuscitation” (EPR). Tisherman explained: “We have patients coming in from bad trauma who have…

Wal-Mart & Friends Sue Visa, MasterCard Over ‘Swipe Fees’ Economy

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 29, 2014   Wal-Mart has thrown the gauntlet down at VISA. The retail giant is suing the credit card corporation for being charged exorbitant swipe fees. Both VISA and MasterCard are expected to settle with retailers over major lawsuits initiated over swiping fees resulting in $7.25 billion paid out and the lowering of fees charged in the future. This was court ordered by a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York in 2013. Wal-Mart is demanding $5 billion from VISA and MasterCard in a US District Court for the Western…

The Manipulation Behind the Latest CDC Autism Study EXPOSED Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 29, 2014 The Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that 1 out of 88 children in the US are autistic which a 30% increase in diagnoses with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since 2012. It was found that 8 year old children were mostly likely to receive a diagnosis of autism; based on data compiled from school and medical records from children that “met the criteria for autism even if they hadn’t been formally diagnosed.” The CDC is expected to “announce a new initiative to check the increase…

Brazil’s Marco Civil Bill: How Safe is Net Neutrality from Corporations? World News

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 27, 2014   The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies has approved the Marco Civil bill (MBC) which outlines protections for net neutrality, user privacy, security and freedom of expression. The MBC includes such provisions as: • Guaranteeing net neutrality • Protections for internet corporations from liability for 3rd party content • An internet bill of rights • Support of freedom of expression • Interoperability • Protection for personal data • Open government data Carolina Rossini, co-author of the legislation commented : “I feel my Carnival has finally arrived after years…

25 Year Anniversary: Lessons Learned From Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 25, 2014   Kimbal Sundberg, habitat biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) explained that the Exxon Valdez oil spill has wreaked havoc on the area for over 2 decades since the disaster. Sundberg published a report regarding the devastation and how the oil spill has impacted the biodiversity of the surrounding areas. Before the spill, the Prince William Sound (PWS) was “pristine”. Sundberg describes the land as it is now: “It was dead calm. You could smell the petroleum in the air. Then the wind…

Who Will Be Victorious at the DARPA Robot Gladiator Games? Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 24, 2014   At the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge Trials (RCT), SCHAFT is expected to take the winning circle. The Google owned corporation that created SCHAFT has been apprehensive about accepting funding from a government agency; however the defense contracts that will begin coming as a result of ties to DARPA will prove lucrative. The Google X Lab has been developing animal-inspired robots, self-driving cars and even “smart” contact lenses. Another favorite of the RCT is a robot inspired by the Fukushima nuclear disaster that…

Microsoft, FBI & DHS Team Up to Fight Cybercrime Government,Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 24, 2014   Microsoft admitted that they were reading emails of a targeted user because of allegations that this “blogger” might be in possession of a leaked version of Windows 8; as well as documentation that was proprietary. Microsoft stated: “As part of the investigation, we took the step of a limited review of this third party’s Microsoft operated accounts. While Microsoft’s terms of service make clear our permission for this type of review, this happens only in the most exceptional circumstances.” The unidentified target is purported to have…

XPRIZE Offers Award for AI Robot to Give Autonomous TED Talk Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 22, 2014   XPrize has announced a competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) robots that can deliver a speech autonomously. At a TED conference curator of TED, Chris Anderson and XPrize chief executive officer, Peter Diamandis revealed their contest to award the first creators of a robot that can “walk or roll out on stage and present a TED Talk so compelling that it commands a standing ovation from the audience.” XPrize describes their corporation as having a positive “impact [on] humanity” by awarding achievements in robotics. This incentive…

US Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Banks on ‘Swipe’ Fees Economy

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 22, 2014   The US Appeals Court for the District of Columbia overturned a previous ruling that ordered the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) to rewrite their regulatory banking fee rules which allow for the collection of percentages from debit card swipes. Target Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and other retailers filed suit against the FRB demanding that the central bank change their regulations. In 2013, US District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled that the FRB must set a cap to prevent more manipulation and wealth extraction from small…

Why are Zuckerberg, Musk & Kutcher Investing in Artificial Intelligence? Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 22, 2014   A strange trio has invested a reported $40 million into Vicarious FPC, a secret artificial intelligence (AI) corporation. Elton Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors; Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook; and actor Ashton Kutcher are putting their money into the second round of seed capital for Vicarious to further their goal to replicate the human neocortex with a positronic neural net. Vicarious hopes to invent a robotic brain that “sees, controls the body, understands language and does math.” Scott Phoenix, co-founder of Vicarious,…

New ‘Smart’ Tag Will Change Color When Food Spoils Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 21, 2014   Researchers in China have developed a color-coded smart tag that will tell you if your food has gone bad before you test it for yourself. This new technology will be displayed at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) where the scientific community comes together to share their latest inventions and ideas with colleagues. The tag could be attached to packaging and changes color to indicate if the food inside the packaging has spoiled. With a smart chip smaller than a…

‘Obamacare’ Cover Oregon: Where Did $305 Million in Federal Grants Go? Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 21, 2014   Not one Oregonian has signed up for Cover Oregon , the state’s answer to compliance with Obamacare. With federal grants totally to $305 million and $130 million spent on their website created by Oracle Corp., Cover Oregon is a complete “catastrophe”. House Representative Greg Walden wrote a letter to the General Accountability Office (GAO) with several of his peers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee (HECC) to complain about “the catastrophic breakdown of Cover Oregon [as] unacceptable and taxpayers deserve accountability.” The letter compares this…

Google Exec Expresses Wacky Thoughts on Internet Domination Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 20, 2014   Larry Page, chief executive officer of Google, Inc. told an audience at a TED Q & A session with Charlie Rose that “the NSA’s far-reaching data collection regime a threat to democracy and an obstacle to technological innovation.” Page said: “For me, it’s tremendously disappointing that the government sort of secretly did all these things and didn’t tell us. I don’t think we can have a democracy if we’re having to protect you and our users from the government for stuff that we never had a…

Insider Trading on Napkins: Broker & Morgan Stanley Clerk Ate the Evidence Economy

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 20, 2014   The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in Newark, New Jersey claims that Steven Metro stole insider information from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett law firm with the intention of giving it to a friend named Vladimir Eydelman who works as a stockbroker for Morgan Stanley. Metro and Eydelman are charged with “conspiracy to commit securities fraud, securities fraud and tender offer fraud.” Investigators state that Metro met with his cohort from Morgan Stanley, the two wrote information on napkins, exchanged them – and then ate them. An…

Volvo: Cars of the Future Will Keep an Eye on You Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 19, 2014   The Volvo Car Group (VCG) has been experimenting with technology that would implement magnetic sensors in the roads to facilitate self-driving cars (SDCs) and guide driverless cars along with coordinated magnets. Volvo hopes to eradicate car accidents resulting in death or injury by 2020. Jonas Ekmark, preventative safety leader for VCG said: “The magnets create an invisible ‘railway’ that literally paves the way for a positioning inaccuracy of less than (four inches). We have tested the technology at a variety of speeds and the results so…