ELECTRIC BICYCLES and FIRES Dangers of Lithium-Ion batteries used in the majority of electric bikes (e-bikes) ADVISORY

Dangers of Lithium-Ion batteries used in the majority of electric bikes (e-bikes)

Read more “ELECTRIC BICYCLES and FIRES Dangers of Lithium-Ion batteries used in the majority of electric bikes (e-bikes) ADVISORY”

Please follow and like us:

28,690 viewsJul 7, 2019, 04:22am Philadelphia Attacked For Using ‘Sonic Weapon’ To Keep Kids Away From Parks




City officials in Philadelphia are under attack for their increasing use of an acoustic deterrent—described by a local councilwoman as a “sonic weapon”—to keep the city’s children and young adults away from certain recreational areas at night.


Read more “28,690 viewsJul 7, 2019, 04:22am Philadelphia Attacked For Using ‘Sonic Weapon’ To Keep Kids Away From Parks”

Please follow and like us:



Important information – how to recognize if products are
made in China or Taiwan…especially for our groceries


With many of the food and pet products now coming from China it is best to make sure you read labels at the grocery store, and especially Walmart when buying food products.

Many products no longer show where they were made, and only give where the distributor is  located.

It is important to read the bar code to track it’s origin.


The whole world is concerned about China-made “black hearted goods”.
Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or  China ?

If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN  CHINA.

 471 is Made in Taiwan .
 Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN CHINA”, so they don’t show from which country it is made.  

However, you may now refer to the barcode – remember if the first 3 digits are:

690-692 … then it is MADE IN  CHINA
00 – 09 
30 – 37 
40 – 44  GERMANY

471 …  Taiwan
50   UK

BUY US& CANADIAN MADE by watching for “0” at the beginning of the number.


Please follow and like us:

Facebook’s new cryptocurrency could really change the world


There was no mention of Bitcoin in Facebook’s announcement about Libra, the company’s forthcoming digital currency, or the white paper explaining how it will work. However, it was cited in the accompanying technical documents as both a reference point and an example of what Libra will not be.


Read more “Facebook’s new cryptocurrency could really change the world”

Please follow and like us:

How will 5G internet change the world?


At the recent Mobile World Congress, 5G was all the rage. The Economist described the next generation of mobile networks as something that will “offer users no less than the perception of infinite capacity.” The rollout of 5G is expected to enable and widely disseminate technologies, such as: the Internet of Things, self-driving cars, autonomous drones, and Star Wars-inspired hologram phones. What was considered science-fiction just a decade ago is currently being prototyped, tested, and piloted. A $1 billion investment in a New Mexico “ghost town”speaks for itself. And, as we enter the era of 5G, the formerly futuristic gadgets might just become commonplace.

Read more “How will 5G internet change the world?”

Please follow and like us:

Governments may be big backers of the blockchain – Land grab


Land grab Governments may be big backers of the blockchain

An anti-establishment technology faces an ironic turn of fortune

IN THE hills overlooking Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, sits a nondescript building housing rows of humming computer servers. The data centre, operated by the BitFury Group, a technology company, was built to “mine” (cryptographically generate) bitcoin, the digital currency. But now it also uses the technology underlying bitcoin, called the “blockchain”, to help secure Georgian government records. Experts are eyeing the experiment for proof of whether blockchain technology could alter the infrastructure of government everywhere.

While the blockchain originally sought a foothold in financial services, and digital currencies attracted early attention from investors, now interest in using the technology in the public sector is growing. Brian Forde, a blockchain expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, argues that governments will drive its adoption—an ironic twist for something that began as a libertarian counter model to centralised authority. Backers say it can be used for land registries, identity-management systems, health-care records and even elections.


Please follow and like us:

WORLD BANK – Top 7 disruptive technologies for cities


Top 7 disruptive technologies for cities

Top 7 disruptive technologies for cities (Photos via Shutterstock)

Imagine you were working in development and poverty reduction in the early 1990s (I was!). Only one website existed in all the world in August 1991 (today there are over 1.5 billion). Mobile phones were expensive, rare, and clunky. Very few would anticipate a situation in which India would have more mobile phones than toilets.

Read more “WORLD BANK – Top 7 disruptive technologies for cities”

Please follow and like us:

Report from Sonoma County Board of Supervisors 6/13/2019 . . . They Admit to Having No Jurisdiction

From:  Deborah Tavares

Report from Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, 6/13/2019, in Northern California – 60 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge.
NOTE:  The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors stated they were front men for the state that hides behind the board and mandates the regulations that local agencies must implement.
Definition:  Our local, state and federal governments are a network of corporate agencies posing as governments, and they are not.

Susan Gorin, First District David Rabbitt, Second District Shirlee Zane, Third District James Gore, Fourth District Lynda Hopkins, Fifth District

Thursday, June 13, 2019


8:00 AM


Sheryl Bratton, County Administrator Bruce Goldstein, County Counsel

Board of Supervisors Chambers 575 Administration Drive 102A

I attended this county board meeting and was told open public comment was yesterday, not today.
So I remained and commented during each agenda item and worked my information into the record – archived.
Keep in mind I know the County is Incorporated and does not serve the people.  The function of the boards are to appear to conduct local business, however, they are merely allowing UN policies to roll into place without the people learning the facts.  I understand we are USA, Inc. and EARTH, Inc.  and the illusion of government for and by the people is to merely to keep the herd from rebelling.  
Therefore, I know public comments amount to nothing and are merely tolerated by the corporate governing bodies.  

These meetings are DELPHI Meetings whereby the agendas and plans have already been approved.

The agenda item below, as copied from the county website, is followed by what I witnessed at the meeting.   

5. Russian River Total Maximum Daily Load Action Plan Comments 2019-0986

Authorize the Chair to sign and submit comments approved by the On-Site Wastewater Treatment System Ad Hoc to the Regional Water Quality Control Board related to the 2019 Draft Staff Report and Draft Action Plan for the Russian River Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) by the June 24, 2019 deadline.

Department or Agency Name(s): County Administrator and Permit and Resource Management

The section above is the agenda item that is referred to in my discussion as follows:
The board discussed the “big financial hammer” that was going to come down upon 49,000 parcels that are on septic systems.  The board noted and at times even laughed at the idea that many of these people will be coming in with pitch forks.  These unsuspecting property owners whose properties are located within 600 feet of the Russian River water bodies have no idea what the North Coast Regulatory Water Control Board has in store with fees and inspections and implementing a costly monitoring plan. (this river area flows along part of Bohemian Grove in Northern California)
The board said these plans will be “phased in slowly” and bring people into compliance to the new requirements from the State of California.
One of the city staffers, Nathan, said “the public has a right to know a big hammer is coming towards them.”
They spoke about providing maps, but also said individual property owners could enter in their property parcel number and find out if they are in the targeted area.  Certainly, by each owner checking separately the community may not learn of the LARGE number of parcels ready to be monitored and assessed fees.  It is also possible that many properties will NOT be in compliance and NOT be able to meet the new requirements.  What then?    
I asked where we could get a copy of the new state regulations, NOW.  I was told by Supervisor James Gore go online – go to the North Coast Regulatory Water Control Board (TMDL)  Originally there were 70,000 parcels facing these undisclosed septic regulations, and only 49,000 parcels have been already identified. ALREADY!  Neither he property owners or occupants know what’s coming.
I told the Board this was a sneak attack upon people in the Russian River area who have just incurred massive damage from recent floods impacting thousand of homes.  I said insurance coverage for flood related damages are typically not available and FEMA denied any assistance that was asked for by the County to assist with flood recovery.  I said, many of these people may even lose their properties due to lack of insurance and increasing costs.
Further, I told the Board we/they are in a war economy due to the FIRES and the New Normal of Climate Change which is Climate Control which will have even greater financial impacts from weather and more frequent storm and fire events.
The board said the state comes out with regulatory changes and places the board members in front of angry people as the state bureaucrats hide behind the board members.   The board said they get the brunt of citizens anger when putting forward the states regulations that they do not control.  
It is important to note that I spoke on this item, the ONLY public comment.  Most importantly I said that the board members were admitting they have NO Jurisdiction and are only putting forth state policies.  They agreed and said the state mandates policies upon the local governments what the Federal Government mandates the states.
My time was up!
Important to note:  Since my last “waste of time” at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting the County has deployed TSA style scanning and hired two security guards that examine all attendees prior to being allowed to enter the meeting hall. 
Please observe your local city and county agencies level of increased security, to protect them from us – as more statutes, regulations and limiting resource accessibility comes down on all of us “like a hammer.”
These comments are from my notes and the best of my recollection . .
Please follow and like us:

Globots and telemigrants: The new language of the future of work


Globots and telemigrants: The new language of the future of work

The Port of Liverpool building is seen reflected in the windows of a modern office block in Liverpool northern Britain, September 16 , 2015.  The Port of Liverpool building was built in 1907 and is the former home of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. REUTERS/Phil Noble    - LR2EB9G12UFD7
Richard Baldwin explains how globalization means more opportunities for the nation’s most competitive citizens.
Image: REUTERS/Phil Noble

Globotics. Telemigrants. White-collar robots. To describe the future of work, Richard Baldwin is developing a new lexicon.


Read more “Globots and telemigrants: The new language of the future of work”

Please follow and like us: