Good News This Week!

08/13/201842 Comments

It’s summer! Let’s turn off the 24/7 doomporn newsfeed and tune in to some good news for a change. From game-changing legal decisions to the turn away from zombie tech, here’s all the news that’s actually fit to print.

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#GoodNewsNextWeek from MediaMonarchy

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

Brazil judge suspends use of agrochemical glyphosate

AMI Smart Meter DEFEAT At New Mexico Public Regulation Commission

The cashless society myth: PayPal, Square, and bitcoin have not stopped cash from being a growth business

France Bans Smartphones From Schools

Flip phones are back: Less distracting and a lot cheaper than a smartphone

For many kids, summer means powering down for camp

Americans Overwhelmingly Reject Going To War With Iran, New Poll Finds

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  1. AnimalsArentFood says:

    It’s worth noting that it was a San Francisco jury that awarded Johnson the $289 million.
    IMO, this was likely the result of the public now being widely aware that Monsanto is evil, which makes this an alternative media victory as it was alternative media that informed the public about Monsanto over the past 12+ years, not mainstream media and certainly not the institutions of academia which were absolutely infested with shills protecting Monsanto and spreading the idea (particularly amongst college students) that Monsanto is on the side of science and those opposed to Monsanto are a bunch of anti-science highs school dropouts.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Activism and Alternative Media
      AnimalsArentFood, you are absolutely correct!
      Matt Agorist recently had an article on ActivistPost which points this out.

      As an activist over the years, I have observed this to be so very true.
      It is up to us as individuals to “repeat the message” to the public on as many channels of communication as possible.
      In fact, another thing I have noticed over the years, the Alternative Media can keep individual activism alive by its coverage, or kill it by silence regarding the activism and issue.

  2. FIW says:

    Nice to hear some good news for a change, especially the parts regarding the cash comeback and the flip phone, not to mention the opposition to yet another war….

  3. candlelight says:

    I don’t know if this constitutes good news, but, it is sobering news, and from a newspaper establishment fostering “all the news that’s fit to print”, or, as a favored junior high school teacher quipped years ago, circa 1970, “all the news that fits” (yes, back then there were teachers who promoted critical thinking among their young pupils), there comes an eyeopening article featured in this past Sunday NY Times Magazine titled “War Without End” which chronicles a young 18 year old army recruit who had spent his tour of duty fighting in a remote outpost in Afghanistan in 2007/8. What is eyeopening is not only the article’s seemingly honest exposé of the plight of the young soldier’s platoon in particular, but it also paints a portrait in the style of realism, of a war of wasted lives and wasted blood – a war of futility. From the article:

    “….It is beyond honest dispute that the wars(in Iraq and Afghanistan)did not achieve what their organizers promised, no matter the party in power or the generals in command. Astonishingly expensive, strategically incoherent, sold by a shifting slate of senior officers and politicians and editorial-page hawks…”

    My point is, from a news source that generally tends to tailor the script that suits the powers that be, the article offers a straight forward narrative and gritty picture as to what was actually going down in Afghanistan as long as roughly ten years ago. Coupled with the latest news this week of a surging Taliban, one is left with little or no doubt of the eventuality of a tactical defeat at the hands of the Taliban. Or, as the young soldier in the article queried – “Maybe the Taliban are the people.”

    After a “brokered peace” with an American withdrawal, and the Taliban resume power, the ratio of Americans rejecting war with Iran as opposed to accepting one, will, or should, greatly increase.

    If not perhaps in the realm of “good news”, at least it allows one to contemplate the idea of a little more sanity in the future, and a humbled neocon class.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      I like seeing voices like this.
      There is too much U.S. domestic propaganda which patronizes veterans and military servicemen as heroic figures, as ‘killers of evil’.

      • candlelight says:

        HRS,

        That is precisely correct, to a tee. In an afterthought, I was thinking just along those lines: We as a people, as a culture, without fail, wherever we may look – books, film, television, holidays, parades – are subject to an overarching glorification of war. Perhaps honed throughout the ages, it has become an innate aspect of the human condition, i.e., fight, defend, or die – kill or be killed – and from this mythology abides, and in bravery heroes are born, and with understandable gratitude praised…. But, it is with this very human emotion and ideal of honor and respect that it has in turn been honed under the purview of the propagandist to exploit and in whose malevolent hands, craftily veiled, manipulates and directs this cultural emotional mindset for purposes of hierarchies’ greedy will to power.
        I remember being at a history museum of Marine aircraft, where they had on display old aircraft that was used in various wars and conflicts. From strictly an engineering point of view the progression of technology was interesting. But, at the same time it was strictly sickening from the point of view of both the horror of war it represented and these machines’ ever greater efficacy in killing. But, what was most saddening was to observe the young Marines operating the museum: Young guys with an aura of health and strength, were bright, respectful, gentlemanly and proud. And I couldn’t help but lament how these guys, in the prime of their lives, with such honor and sense of duty as they displayed, are so damn sadly exploited by the powers that be, whose purposes have absolutely nothing to do with the welfare of any of those fine and dutiful young Marines, who in essence, simply serve as pawns, and if not lucky, become but the casualty of someone else’s lust for influence and power.

  4. wall says:

    Spamming this again. Almost to 200 views and a little bit of a conversation going now.

    Mass shooting: questions, curiosities, statements and solution
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/XmMoxsDhV5xU/

    Also posted in 2 parts here

    https://www.minds.com/eoreor

    HAS DAVID HOGG MUGSHOT SCREENSHOTS!!!

  5. mkey says:

    Before we commit ourselves to court porn (regarding the Satansanto), lets just remember that this is their system, we’re playing according to their rules. Also, I find the timing of this decision to be very interesting, since it came only after the merger.

    Of course, beggars can’t be choosers so this is a good news, but it still reminds me of the past POTUS election wherein I was pleased HC lost even though I fully well knew that that system can’t be trusted and that it’s the same bull either way. Same goes for votes like the one taken for brexit etc.

    • mkey says:

      Regarding the use of cash, I wanted to add that much of it depends on the infrastructure. For instance, in my failed state it is illegal to receive a cash paycheck, even if the law says it’s OK to do so (how about them apples?) due to strong fascist ties between the bank corporations and the government who of course realized that you’re way more tractable for extortion if you must use a bank account. Who would have thunk it?

      This way, making cash payments involves a few extra steps (like going to the bank or visiting an ATM) which makes it mildly convoluted. It also happens on regular basis that stores don’t have much cash on hand so they have trouble giving you back the remainder which is further compounded by the fact the 200 bill appears to be the most common one in use. ATMs will usually issue 200+100 bills etc.

      I do keep cash on hand always, of course, for small purchases and “illegal” cash transactions that is those the gubment doesn’t need to know anything about.

    • wall says:

      Good point. The courts are set up with so many excuses to deny people justice that it’s really more a matter of whether or not the judge, and the system he represents, likes your case than anything.

      I have noticed that soon as one thing is pulled from the market, new, likely even worse crap shows up… like 2,4D and dicamba.

  6. mkey says:

    This Is How Trade Wars Can Lead To Shooting Wars
    https://goldsilver.com/blog/this-is-how-trade-wars-can-lead-to-shooting-wars/

    In this video Mike Maloney explains how the free market can act to counter insane regulation and as such I do think this is good news in its own right. I do not wish to spoil this little plot twist, for full effect you can watch the entire shorter than 10 minutes video, but otherwise just go at about 7 minutes in to get to the good news bit.

  7. pearl says:

    Great news about flip phones making a comeback. Mine is about 12 years old, buttons falling off…pitiful thing. But though it’s still working, I rarely use it, and it has a picture of my youngest as a toddler smiling back at me every time I open it, so it’ll be hard to scrap for a new one.

    Another bit of good news is that since James disabled Askimet, I don’t believe a single spam comment has yet to materialize (knock on wood), has it?

    And speaking of Askimet, knowing how VoiceofArabi is very concerned to protect his identity, I had a thought concerning another WordPress service, Gravatar: I used it until I discovered at my mother’s house that emails she received from me (she uses gmail) were accompanied by my Gravatar image. I found that highly invasive, beyond the scope of my WordPress comments. So, the same could be happening to VoA without his even realizing; his contacts could be seeing his image. Of course they’d have to also be reading the same material at which he comments (Corbett Report), but still…kinda creepy.

    • mkey says:

      Gravatar is separate from wordpress. I don’t know the current ownership structure, but the intent was to tie an avatar to an e-mail adress. Of course, who knows what kind of tracking goea on in the background.

      • pearl says:

        No big deal, but Wikipedia (who’d never lie to me, wink wink) tells me that Automattic owns Gravatar:

        “Automattic Inc. is a web development corporation founded in August 2005. It is most notable for WordPress.com (a free blogging service), as well as its contributions to WordPress (open source blogging software). The company’s name plays on its founder’s first name, Matt.”

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automattic

        • pearl says:

          Whoops, additional wiki page should’ve been cited:

          “Since 2007, it has been owned by Automattic, having integrated it into their WordPress.com blogging platform.”

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravatar

      • pearl says:

        “…but the intent was to tie an avatar to an e-mail adress.”

        Yes, but across platforms? I obviously didn’t read the fine print.

        • mkey says:

          Back in the day the idea was to have your avatar follow you around across various websites which would use gravatar.

          I say back in the day because I haven’t looked into it for a decade or so.

          • pearl says:

            For the purpose of commenting at various websites, I get. But to discover the image was following me around through personal email correspondences, specifically from my email account to my mother’s, that was a surprise. What other personal contacts got it in their inbox? Did any of them read the same sources I had read and commented at, believing I had anonymity?

            • mkey says:

              I very much doubt gravatar team would share your personal data collected in a surreptitious fashion with any of your contacts for free.

              • All of these “convenient services”, such as Gravator, are indeed data collection and where possible I would highly recommended to avoid them. You are being bought by the convenience of having one place to upload an image. But just like with Google Analytics, using that on a site links to you all sites that use that provider.

                The image is helpful, but not a big deal to store that data on the hosting website itself, such as this one, or allow us to link to our own URL.

              • pearl says:

                I’m sure you’re right, Mkey. I hadn’t even considered my data until you mentioned it. The only thing that came of my realization was a sudden, albeit passing blush as I wondered if anyone else in my little circle of contacts read the same sources where I, no doubt, made an occasional fool of myself.

              • mkey says:

                Aaaand gravatar feature is no more.

  8. NES says:

    I had to chuckle about the Monsanto award story. Good for California. We’ve fought for decades, at every level, to rid the world of Monsanto’s poisons both those applied to crops and those genetically modified. What does it take? After all the BS presented by the MSM about male to females frogs and human males becoming more female, it seems all one has to do is tell men they are going to be women should glyphosates continue to be poured into the ground waters. I know this story was not a one-for-one alignment but it certainly made me laugh at how the side issues could be affecting the battle.

    Kind of a triple F**K on the bad guys. I’m not complaining. Whatever gets the job done.

  9. calibrator says:

    Here’s some other good news:

    Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/la-become-first-us-install-161917486.html?guccounter=1

    • mkey says:

      They are only looking for weapons that have the capacity to cause mass murders. Like machine guns and bombs, knifes are OK, it’s not like mass murders can be performed with knives. Or hands and feet. Good news indeed.

  10. HomeRemedySupply says:

    More Good News this past week…

    Vaccine Freedom
    Italy…Look at 10,000-15,000 people protesting and the government’s reaction(s), then more good news on a variety of fronts.
    https://youtu.be/TH6saoyg_H4?t=7m23s

    By the way, one of the attorneys on the Monsanto case, Robert Kennedy Jr., will be with Del Bigtree on Thursday.

  11. calibrator says:

    Further news regarding Monsanto:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-16/weed-killing-carcinogen-glyphosate-found-childrens-foods

    “In children’s foods? Oh my GAAAAWWWWDDDD!”

    Astonishing, how many things can be found now that the sale to Bayer has been completed…

  12. wall says:

    Please watch this vid on the Parkland shooting. IT has the David Hogg mug shots, the students talking about shooters coming from different directions, the multiple differing descriptions of the shooter etc…

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/XmMoxsDhV5xU/

    Here it is on MINDS too cause some complain the bitchute vid won’t work. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS, COPY IT, AND SPREAD IT EVERYWHERE. It’s not monetized, and I don’t care about any credit or copyright stuff. Just copy it and post it in full. If you are willing, please post it on youtube and post the link here.

    Part 1
    https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/875263159189942272

    Part 2
    https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/875266535273312256

    Part 3
    https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/875269992244809728

  13. wall says:

    Please watch this vid on the Parkland shooting. IT has the David Hogg mug shots, the students talking about shooters coming from different directions, the multiple differing descriptions of the shooter etc…

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/XmMoxsDhV5xU/

  14. wall says:

    Here it is on MINDS too cause some complain the bitchute vid won’t work. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS, COPY IT, AND SPREAD IT EVERYWHERE. It’s not monetized, and I don’t care about any credit or copyright stuff. Just copy it and post it in full. If you are willing, please post it on youtube and post the link here.

    Part 1
    https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/875263159189942272

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