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“Overclock your brain using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to increase the plasticity of your brain. Make your synapses fire faster. Faster Processor, Faster Graphics, Faster Brain!”

This is what Focus.us says on their webpage promoting their new Focus headset for video gamers. They boast that the headset improves a gamer’s playing ability by stimulating the brain with low electric current.

The Focus headset is part of a wearable technology market that includes …

Read article here: Focus Headset Brain Zapping to Improve Your Video Game Just Isn’t Smart

 

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Law enforcement lets informants break the law, even murder. Redacted reports indicate that the FBI still will not tell the truth. If we cannot achieve things in a legal way, but most importantly in a moral way, then we should not be doing them at all.

But government and law enforcement don’t do things that live up to American ideals. As a result, we are fast becoming a nation with little confidence in law enforcement and constituted authority, of whom we should have an expectation of being aboveboard.

Read article here: The James ‘Whitey’ Bulger Trial Doesn’t Speak Well for the U.S.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) charged JPMorgan Chase Ventures Energy Corp. with inflating energy prices in California and the Midwest from 2010 to 2012. In settlement, Chase agreed to pay a record $410 million in penalties.

Chase is just another example of a corporation manipulating their bottom line to put profits before the interests of people. Moreover, this insatiable drive for profit in the end damages the economy and lowers confidence in corporate credibility.

Chase’s folly brings back recollections of Enron at the beginning of this century. Do you remember Enron, the failed American energy company who employed tricky accounting practices in order to hide some of their debt from regulators and shareholders, and making the company seem more profitable. Besides defrauding shareholders, who lost $75 billion, California experienced rolling power blackouts and economic devastation. Enron paid a settlement of $1.5 billion for its violations.

Read article here: For The Love of Money, Wall Street Banks Put Profits before the Interests of People

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It is annoying that Republicans and those who oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) aka Obamacare want it repealed, defunded and dismantled; they simply want it gone no matter what. The Republicans say shut down government if we have to; we need to do whatever it takes. But I have heard no mention of tweaking the law to make it better or even an offer of something to take its place. It’s also very annoying that so many of us lack compassion, are misinformed, or simply ignorant of what the law requires.

The salient problem is a need to take the profit out of healthcare. The real healthcare problem boils down to that one big issue:  A Healthy Bottom Line: Profits or People.

Read article here: Obamacare: No Tweaks Or Repairs, No Alternative Plan, Only Dismantlement

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Aereo’s new HDTV antenna has the potential of changing the way we receive news and entertainment that we normally would receive only through pay-tv or satellite.

The antenna receives and records programs with a resolution of 720p HD, then Aereo streams the live broadcasts that you subscribe to over the Internet. You can view the broadcast on a desktop computer, a mobile device, or simply record the program to view later.

So, with this new technology, it’s easy to understand …

Read article here: Aereo, Internet-Streaming Technologies, Scares the Pants off the Pay TV Industry

 

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