New Compilation of Utility Smart Meters’ Many Flaws

Tens of millions of utility Smart Meters have been installed in the U.S. and around the world so there’s a good chance they are installed on your home and throughout your community even if your utility company doesn’t refer to them as “Smart.”

They have been plagued with so many problems — fires, explosions, illness, inaccurate and inflated bills, and more — that citizens everywhere and elected officials have taken action against them AND a documentary was produced about them.

Big Thanks to D.K. Niwa for this new awesome compilation article about these horrible devices that no one should be forced to accept from their utility companies.

Activist Post reports regularly about all issues and risks associated with utility Smart Meters.  Please see our archives for more details as well as the following websites:

‘We don’t know how well antidepressants work’: Danish study blows lid off flawed medical research

Researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre have expressed alarm at research into the effectiveness of antidepressant medication, citing such degrees of widespread bias and systematic distortion that we can’t be certain they work.

“We are not saying (anti-depression medication) doesn’t work. But the studies that have been done are often of poor quality and it’s therefore difficult to say anything about the effect of antidepressants,” said Asger Sand Paludan-Müller, a PhD student and one of the co-authors of the analysis, as cited by Videnskab.

Previous studies show that the medication is effective but don’t really quantify exactly how much more effective they are than a placebo or alternative treatments. In their recent meta analysis, the Danish researchers highlight pervasive positive selection bias, inadequate reporting of side effects as well as systematic distortion of results in up to 79 percent of the studies analyzed.

“Our argument here is that the uncertainty is so great that we think we should be saying that we don’t actually know for sure.”  

In many cases within the meta analysis, previous researchers had stated a number of goals prior to conducting their studies but would then omit negative results and only focus on the goals achieved without mentioning where there were shortcomings, greatly inflating the apparent effectiveness of a given medication.

There were also repeated failures in double-blind tests, generally considered the highest standard of medical research, as both patients and doctors could quickly tell whether a placebo had been administered or not due to the appearance of side effects.

“When you experience side effects, it is easy for the subject as well as for the researchers to guess that you get medication, and then it is not blind,” explained lead author Klaus Munkholm….

The same applies to virtually all psychiatric research.   In fact psychiatrists themselves could be seen as a kind of “blind placebo” with teeth.

But there is one side effect of the wholesale prescribing of SSRI’s which is “constructive” to a larger agenda.   SSRI-induced violence, when combined with toxic and contaminated vaccines, infant male genital mutilation and the seemingly deliberate induction of alienation between mothers and newborns, seems to suit the objectives of social destabilization and control to a T.   But I’m sure that’s just an accident.

SSRI Stories: Antidepressant nightmares:

How the Empire’s Child Abusers Censored Revolutionary Research into Causes of Violence

The vaccine discovery that destroyed Judy Mikovitz’s career

Circumcision Permanently Alters the Brain

Effects of Early Mother-Infant Separation One Year Later

How to Alienate Babies from their Mothers

The War on Empathy, Love and Family

Facebook Paid Contractors To SECRETLY Transcribe Your Conversations

Facebook cannot seem to respect the privacy of anything.  Although a certain level of privacy is a basic human right, Facebook has been paying contractors to secretly transcribe all of your conversations.

That’s according to third-party contractors who spoke to Bloomberg about the practice. The conversations were those recorded through the social media messaging app’s microphone.  The contractors said that they were paid to listen in on countless, occasional vulgar conversations among Facebook Messenger users, though the company never explained to them why it needed the transcriptions. Facebook later told Bloomberg that the human transcriptions were being used to test the performance of its speech-recognizing artificial intelligence.

This is a troubling admission for a company quickly getting the reputation of one that regularly violates people’s privacy rights.