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LAPD Orders 7,000 Taser Body Cameras to Rebuild Public Trust Breaking News,Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 17, 2014 UPDATE: During a Twitter conversation TASER, the corporation contracted and paid to collaborate with the LAPD had refused to comment on how their product could protect against citizenry victimization by police brutality when Eric Garner’s death was recorded LIVE at the scene. However, they were very concerned with the picture used in this article being specific to this product – perhaps for marketing purposes. Taser corporation just received $2.8 million for 7,000 body cameras from the LAPD.   The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has ordered 7,000…

What Does Pollution & Coal Have to Do With Electric Cars? Breaking News,Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 17, 2014   How green electric cars will be depends on how the electricity used to charge the cars is created. In other words, using coal-based energy sources for charging stations is not environmentally friendly. According to a new study published by the University of Minnesota (UM) “powering vehicles with corn ethanol or with coal-based or ‘grid average’ electricity increases monetized environmental health impacts by 80 percent or more relative to using conventional gasoline.” The researchers recommend using electric vehicles (EVs) that are “powered by low-emitting electricity from natural…

Virtual Reality & Journalism Come Together With Oculus Rift Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 13, 2014   The Des Moines Register and Gannett Digital have collaborated on a project called Harvest of Change (HC) to bring virtual reality to journalism using Facebook’s Oculus Rift (OR). In a series of virtual reality videos, HC will detail the Dammann family farm in Iowa that grows corn and soybeans; as well as have a calving operation . HC includes a “self-guided tour of the farm, rendered in 3-D using the Unity video game engine .” Total Cinema 360 filmed the videos using cameras that are capable…

Why Would High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make You Hungry? Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 12, 2014   Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine (KSM) at the University of Southern California (USC) presented a study at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACN) showing that fructose, a component of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can make you feel hungry even after you have eaten, increasing the likelihood of overeating. The researchers found “fructose ingestion produces smaller increases in circulating satiety hormones than glucose ingestion. Further, administration of fructose directly into the brain provokes feeding in rodents, whereas glucose administered this way promotes satiety, or the…

Scientists Create ‘Ingredient’ to Make You Eat Less Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 11, 2014   Researchers have found a way to chemically induce that full feeling after eating a big meal to slow weight gain and help the obese eat less. The “ingredient” known as IPE is an extremely unpleasant tasting soluble powder “produced when dietary fiber is fermented by gut microbes” that would have to be consumed daily to have an effect. Delivering IPE in an edible way and ensuring it arrives in the colon where it will release hormones to curb appetite is the goal of this technology. The…

What’s Wrong With Having a Smartphone Driver’s License? Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 11, 2014   The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) would like driver’s licenses to be cell-phone based to join the trend toward a digital world. Plans to unveil the new smartphone license is slated for 2015 via an app. Paul Trombino, director of the IDOT said that his agency is “moving forward on this” and proud that Iowa “may be the first in the nation” to implement this technology to government issued identification. Trombino explained: “People will still be able to stick a traditional plastic driver’s license in their…

Police Use Xmas Video PR Stunt to Boost Trust in Law Enforcement Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 10, 2014   The Lowell Police Department (LPD) in Michigan have created a viral video out of a public relations stunt aimed at boosting public confidence in law enforcement and the timing could not have been more perfect. In order to combat the terrible image of police facilitated by the recent shooting deaths of minority suspects at the hands of officers, the LPD decided to hand out presents instead of traffic tickets with the help of the family-owned cable station UPtv . While the camera was rolling, officer Scot…