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Peek-A-Boo! Psychiatrists Watch Children’s Brains Solve Math Problems Breaking News,Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent August 18, 2014   The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have funded a study performed by Stanford University School of Medicine (USM) psychiatrists to monitor children’s brains as they solve math problems to decipher how their brain reorganizes itself to learn how to answer mathematical equations. To understand how children “know” the answer to mathematical questions, how the brain moves from problem-solving to memory-based recognition was assumed to be behind the ability of children to “predict” the answer to a math problem. Vinod Menon, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences…

Why Crypto-Currency May Soon Be the Only Currency Breaking News,Economy

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent August 18, 2014   Ebay has been in talks with Braintree, their payment subsidiary, to accept Bitcoin as currency for items purchased. For Overstock, accepting Bitcoin has increased the average order by $75. The corporation stated they have received “more than $2 million in sales made with Bitcoins.” Daily estimates of sales using Bitcoin are $15,000; and an assumed $300,000 per month. As part of Ebay’s PayPal unit, Braintree offers services for online payment processing for corporations such as Uber, TaskRabbit, OpenTable,Rovio and Airbomb. In 2013, Ebay purchased Braintree for…

Why the DoD, DHS & FEMA Militarized America’s Local Police Depts Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent August 16, 2014   House Representative Hank Johnson has brought the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act (SMLE) back for consideration because it would prevent the local police departments nationwide from obtaining military-grade equipment from the Department of Defense (DoD). SMLE would prohibit the DoD from giving local law enforcement: • Mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles • Military grade weapons • Firearms • Computers • Helicopters • Clothing • “other products” This legislation would also place a “moratorium on weapons transfers through the [DoD] after reports of missing equipment and inappropriate weapons transfers.”…

Robots Now Hitchhike, Swarm into FLASHMOBs & Monitor Your Body Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent August 16, 2014   Researchers from Ryerson University (RU) have created a communications robot hitchhiker to conduct a real-time social experiment from one side of Canada to another to study how humans interact with technology. HitchBOT is travelling “from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia this summer.” This robot has an active Facebook profile, Twitter feed and Instagram account where the adventures of HitchBOT are being recorded for the world to see. David Smith, creator of HitchBOT and professor of communications at McMaster University (MMU) explained : We were expecting…

Rick Perry’s Guide to Abusing Gubernatorial Power Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent August 16, 2014   A grand jury in Travis County, Texas, has ruled to indict Governor James Richard “Rick” Perry on charges of various forms of abuse of gubernatorial power, including “abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant”. Perry vetoed $7.5 million in state funding for the Public Integrity Unit (PUI) after Rosemary Lehmberg, district attorney for Travis County, refused to step down at the behest of Perry. The PUI was created to investigate “public corruption, insurance fraud, and motor fuels tax fraud.” According to local media…