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Scottish Referendum Conspiracy Theory Video Investigated By Police

A bizarre conspiracy surrounding the result of Scotland's referendum is being investigated by police, it has been reported.

Police Scotland are said to be looking into a video posted by an internet blogger that apparently proves electoral fraud.

The YouTube user, called "John Son of David," describes in the post how he received an anonymous phone call telling him to collect a carrier bag full of "Yes ballots" that were apparently chucked away in Glasgow.

Riffling through a plastic bag he can be heard saying "you couldn't make this shit up… somebody has intercepted these postal votes." READ MORE: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/30/scottish-referendum-conspirac...

UK Benefits to be paid onto smart cards to stop claimants spending their money on alcohol or gambling

Coming to New Zealand within the next 3 years.

Mr Duncan Smith claims that for a ‘significant’ number of people on benefits, the struggle to manage their household finances makes it harder for them to buy the essentials and to look for work.

Speaking at the Tory party conference in Birmingham, he said: 'I have long believed that where parents have fallen into a damaging spiral – drug or alcohol addiction, even problem debt, or more – we need to find ways to safeguard them – and more importantly, their families, their children, ensuring their basic needs are met.
READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2773857/Benefits-paid-smart-card...

Vatican Paedophilia Scandal: Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski Stored Over 100,000 Child Porn Videos

A former Vatican archbishop accused of paedophilia stored tens of thousands of child porn videos and photos on a computer in his office at the Holy See diplomatic compound in the Dominican Republic, it has emerged.

Details of Jozef Wesolowski's massive child porn stash have been revealed after the 66-year-old was arrested at the Vatican earlier this week.

He is the highest-ranking Vatican official ever to be investigated for sex abuse, and the first top papal representative to receive a defrocking sentence. He has been charged with sexually abusing minors and child porn possession and might face up to seven years in the Vatican's tiny jail.
READ MORE: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/vatican-paedophilia-scandal-archbishop-jozef-we...

A New Social Network, Ello

Your social network is owned by advertisers.

Every post you share, every friend you make and every link you follow is tracked, recorded and converted into data. Advertisers buy your data so they can show you more ads. You are the product that’s bought and sold.

We believe there is a better way. We believe in audacity. We believe in beauty, simplicity and transparency. We believe that the people who make things and the people who use them should be in partnership.

We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment. Not a tool to deceive, coerce and manipulate — but a place to connect, create and celebrate life.

You are not a product.
https://ello.co/request-an-invitation

Your Brain Actually Makes Decisions While You Sleep

The idea that during sleep our minds shut down from the outside world is ancient and one that is still deeply anchored in our view of sleep today, despite some everyday life experiences and recent scientific discoveries that would tend to prove that our brains don’t completely switch off from our environment.

On the contrary, our brains can keep the gate slightly open. For example, we wake up more easily when we hear our own name or a particularly salient sound such as an alarm clock or a fire alarm compared to equally loud but less relevant sounds.

In research published in Current Biology, we went one step further to show that complex stimuli can not only be processed while we sleep but that this information can be used to make decisions, similarly as when we’re awake.
READ MORE: http://healthydebates.com/brain-actually-makes-decisions-sleep/

How To Use A Fake Name On Facebook

Facebook has always had a policy of requiring users to supply their real name on the site. Enforcement has been lax, but there’s still a risk of getting caught. Here’s how to fly under the radar if you need to.

It should be noted that what we’re discussing is technically against Facebook policy. It doesn’t break any laws to use a pseudonym online (at least in the US), but getting caught with a fake name can result in having your profile banned or deleted. Until Facebook changes its policies, this is the risk you run.

We also can’t guarantee what kind of name you can use. We’ll talk about the red flags and how to avoid them, but if you have a particular name (like a stage name or chosen name that’s not yet made legal), we can’t promise you’ll get to use that specific one without getting flagged.
READ MORE: http://lowtechlifestyle.org/how-to-use-a-fake-name-on-facebook/

The Australian Federal Police Leave 230g Bag of Plastic Explosive in Airport After Training Exercise

AFP apologises for leaving a canine training device in a suitcase at Sydney Airport

Release Date: Thursday, September 11 2014, 02:02 PM

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has apologised for leaving a training device in a suitcase at Sydney Airport after a canine training exercise on 14 August 2014.

The training device contained approximately 230g of a plastic explosive which had been hidden in an unclaimed suitcase during a routine canine exercise. The device was not live.

It was discovered on Tuesday (9 September) afternoon when a woman travelling through Sydney Airport was offered a replacement suitcase after her own bag was damaged during her flight.

Here's How Easily Someone Can Steal Your ATM Pin Code Without You Noticing And How To Prevent This From Happening

Mark Rober demonstrates this new simple way for 'bad guys' to steal your ATM pin code without you noticing. Fortunately, the way to prevent this from happening is also very simple. This information is so important to SHARE — help your family and friends protect themselves!
READ MORE: http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2014/09/heres-how-easily-someone-can-st...

Hack Miramar! Wellington NZ

Hack Miramar is Wellington's first civic hacking event and hopefully one of many to come. It's an open invitation to innovators, designers, architects, developers, activists, all manner of geeks, and those who are just interested in coming up with new ideas and want to get involved.

We are planning to put out some key challenges around the theme of ‘transportation’ and see how information technology (sensors, cloud etc.) can be applied to improve movement to / from / around the suburb. This is problem V1.0. Over time we expect to run other hackathons to explore other issues.

When: Saturday 1st November - Sunday 2nd

Where: 127 Park Road, Miramar

FREE Registration

Experts warn of 'American Fukushima' in California unless immediate action is taken

Initially listed as a Level 4 incident on the International Nuclear Event Scale, pressure from scientists on an international level ultimately led to Fukushima’s classification as a maximum Level 7 accident within the INES system. Now, even after witnessing what happens when a major power plant is placed within the crosshairs of serious earthquake activity, a ‘new American Fukushima’ may be sitting off the Central Coast within California’s Diablo Canyon.
READ MORE: http://www.infowars.com/top-experts-warn-of-inevitable-fukushima-disaste...

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