Google Now Has Access To Millions Of Patient’s Health Records

Those naughty leakers at The Antimedia have revealed a controversial deal between tech giant Google and the National Health Service (NHS) which will allow artificial intelligence units access to 1.6 million confidential medical records. Since 2014, Google has been involved in a ‘scientific research project’ which attempts to ‘understand human health’, but a new leak reveals the data gathering goes far beyond what was originally anticipated – well now there’s a surprise.

Michaela Whitton, ANTIMEDIA
May 3, 2016

United Kingdom — A controversial deal between tech giant Google and the National Health Service (NHS) will allow artificial intelligence units access to 1.6 million confidential medical records. Since 2014, Google has partnered with several scientists in an attempt to understand human health, but a new report reveals the data gathering goes far beyond what was originally anticipated.

According to documents obtained by the New Scientist, the data sharing agreement between Google-owned artificial intelligence company DeepMind and the Royal Free NHS Trust gives access to the sensitive healthcare data of millions of NHS patients. The chilling and wide-reaching deal allows DeepMind access to the medical records of the 1.6 million people passing annually through the three London hospitals owned by the Trust — Barnet, Chase Farm, and the Royal Free.

The Google-owned A.I. firm announced in February it was working with the NHS to build an app called Streams — intended to help hospitals monitor patients with kidney disease. However, the new information has revealed that the extent of the data being shared goes much further and includes logs of day-to-day hospital activity, records of the location and status of patients, and even logs of who visits them and when.

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Scientists Discover New Human Ancestor

Picture source – Daily Express

A NEW species of human – the Homo Naledi has been discovered in a cave in South Africa, an international team of scientists have confirmed. The new species was discovered 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and is being hailed as the ‘find of the century” by scientists.

With a brain the size of an orange, a slender body, ape-like shoulders and feet almost identical to humans, the skeleton provides a unique insight into our human past.

Standing at approximately five-feet tall and weighing almost 100 pounds, scientists claim the ancestor’s skull shows a marked similarity to our own.

The 1,550 fossil elements excavated from the cave are believed to be parts of at least 15 infants, children, adults and elderly of the same species – and are just a small fraction of the fossils discovered.

Announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology, the discovery sheds light on the origins and diversity of human ancestry.

The new species was discovered 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and is being hailed as the ‘find of the century” by scientists.

With a brain the size of an orange, a slender body, ape-like shoulders and feet almost identical to humans, the skeleton provides a unique insight into our human past.

Standing at approximately five-feet tall and weighing almost 100 pounds, scientists claim the ancestor’s skull shows a marked similarity to our own.

The 1,550 fossil elements excavated from the cave are believed to be parts of at least 15 infants, children, adults and elderly of the same species – and are just a small fraction of the fossils discovered.

Announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology, the discovery sheds light on the origins and diversity of human ancestry.

The new species was discovered 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and is being hailed as the ‘find of the century” by scientists.

With a brain the size of an orange, a slender body, ape-like shoulders and feet almost identical to humans, the skeleton provides a unique insight into our human past.

Standing at approximately five-feet tall and weighing almost 100 pounds, scientists claim the ancestor’s skull shows a marked similarity to our own.

The 1,550 fossil elements excavated from the cave are believed to be parts of at least 15 infants, children, adults and elderly of the same species – and are just a small fraction of the fossils discovered.

Announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology, the discovery sheds light on the origins and diversity of human ancestry.

It looks less human than Australopithicus Afrensis, which has been pronounced NOT a human ancestor. But from a coule of glarting illogicalities in the scientists claim I would guess the new species closest relative is Piltdown Man

Piltdown Man, primitive ancestor of Superman?

Another Kick In The Bollocks For Warmageddonists And CAGWARTS*

* CAGWARTS – Carbon – driven Anthropogenic Global Warming Alternative Reality Trolls.

global warming science

I’ve had many arguments with the Warmageddonists, the people who have been saying that the ‘scientific consensus’ had agreed if we did not shut down all coal, oil and gas related activites (that is, just about all human activities except unprotected sex and sleeping) the earth was going to turn into a giant furnace and we would all burn.

Those of us audacious enough to ask when this was going to happen felt the horizon shifting. When the scaremongering first started, the deadline for frying was “after dinner”. Then it go to “Tomorrow …… or the day after tomorrow perhaps,” then “next year”, “before 2050,” and eventually “soon.”

Don’t you love that scientific precision.

The reason the Warmageddonists and CAGWARTS could not give a sensible answer of course was that the scientists were studying computer models of reality and worse, they were changing the fictitious data they put in when the algorithms did not give the answer they wanted. In the real world, rather than warming like a fire someone has dumped a few gallons of petrol on, the earth ws warming a tiny little bit, just as it always has.

What’s more while the Warmageddonists screamed “the science is settled” and insisted that “97% of scientists agree global warming is happening faster than the models predict and will wipe out man, beast and beetroot if we do not stop living NOW!

There was no such scientific consensus, the study cited as proof of it had falsified the figures by looking at a lot of climate studies and simly assuming any that did not specifically state climate change was NOT being caused by carbon dioxide emissions from human activity agreed with that proposition that it was.

In fact most of those studies did not even look for causes but at likely effects.

The purported but ridiculous derogatory term “climate deniers” was invented to belittle people intelligent enough to question the dodgy science on which the Warmageddon scare was based, although none f the sceptics had ever tried to deny that there is a climate (there are in fact many, depending on what part of the world you are in).

But all the while as the Warmageddionists screamed “scientific consensus and demanded a one million per cent tax be put on everything their puritanical left wing prejudices dictated was not polititically correct, sensible researchers were looking at many possible causes of the changes in climate that have happened in cycles for billions of years. Like this one:

Scientists: Orbital Variations Main Cause of Climate Change

Global warming theorists have taken yet another hit with a new study out of Denmark which demonstrates that variations in Earth’s orbit are the primary causes of climate change, and have been for at least the last 1.4 billion years.

Scientists from the University of Southern Denmark and the China National Petroleum Corporation investigated marine sediment from the Xiamaling Formation in China and determined that the sediment shows evidence that “the same orbital forcing that caused the climate to change 1.4 billion years ago is the underlying force behind global warming today,

The research, published in PNAS (Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United Stastes Of America), states: “There is a wealth of evidence pointing to dramatic short-term climate change on Earth over the last few million years. Much of this climate change is driven by variations of Earth’s orbit around the Sun with characteristic frequencies known as Milankovitch cycles.”

The fact that the research has been published exposes the lying nature of the Warmageddonist lobby. They have always argued that no respectable scientific journal would publish any research that did not support the consensus because “The Science Is Settled”.

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How many Parents?

Every news and comment website is busy with the three parent babies argument today, can’t be arsed myself actually, the only thing that strikes me about it is the familiar dishonesty of politicians and academic as they burble emotive, semtimental nonsense about DNA editing saving people from a lifetime’s suffering.

The fact is embryo screening which gives parents the choice of whether to bring a child into the world which may become severely disabled (having the gene associated with a hereditary problem does not necessarily mean one will develop the problem.) So although I think the development really only delivers another ego massage for scientists, the only problem I have with it is that supporters are using all sorts of euphemisms to disguise the true nature of what is being done.

IT’S EFFING EUGENICS, ALRIGHT.

Lots of ethical questions are raised and of course this sees representatives of the various religions claiming a moral right to speak on the issue. And generally these people are totally opposed, citing the sanctity of life (which is a tad hypocritical coming from senior clerics of the Abrahamic religions.

One comment I saw did make me laugh however, I don’t know whether I was supposed to or if it was indented as a serious point but if it wasn’t a joke it should have been. As the religion verus science argument raged, Tiddles, commenting in The Daily Telegraph asked:

“How many parents did Jesus have … 1, 2, or 3 ?

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Doctors, scientists greased by Big Pharma? Told you so.

There are few greater pleasures in life than confounding one’s critics, being in the company of Helena Bonham Carter in the penthouse suite of a luxury hotel would be one but it isn’t likely to happen anytime soon, so confounding my critics will have to suffice.

I recall a member of our community who is of the government worshipping persuasion scoffing when I one said that on a long timeline I am always proved right. Since then I have enjoyed repeatedly making him eat his words.

After FUKUS axis intervention to overthrow Libyan dictator Gadaffi, Libya has descended into lawless chaos just as I said it would. When he sneered at my prediction that by arming the Islamist rebels in a proxy war against Syrian dictator Assad, the west would precipitate a wider regional conflict he sneered that I was a Russophile who whoreshipped Nigel Farage and Vladimir Putin (I know it’s irrational but make allowances, he’s a scientist) Now what has happened as armed, trained and funded by the Obama administration ISIS continue to rampage through the middle east.

When I said after the downing of Malaysia airlines flight MH17 that the atrocity was being used by American propaganda chiefs in an attempt to justify armed conflict with Russia and its ally China, he got his knickers in a twist again. And yet the USA, using the neo Nazi regime they imposed in Kiev, is still trying to provoke armed conflict in Ukraine.

And of course when I have slated scientists for being the corrupt, greedy, self interested crooks and liars they are, he has moaned about people who are “anti – science” whatever that means.

But when I call scientists, paraphrasing Robert Burns, “a sack of rogues, bought and paid for with corporate gold,” this is the kind of thing I mean.

from Natural News:

The legacy of back room wheelin’ and dealin’ by the drug industry, which routinely pays off doctors and academic researchers to hawk oftentimes dangerous and ineffective pharmaceuticals and medical devices, could soon be blown wide open by newly enacted legislation passed as part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which was successfully moved through the Senate with the help of an extensive investigation led by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), provisions that doctors who receive payoffs from drug or vaccine companies must disclose this when pushing new therapies or medical procedures from what would otherwise appear to be unbiased intentions.

The law was reportedly added to Obamacare because it was unlikely to pass on its own due to intense industry pressures against any sort of reform. Paying off doctors has become the bread and butter of Big Pharma drug marketing. It’s both discreet and highly effective, repeatedly creating the illusion that the medical profession at large endorses the latest drugs and medical procedures, many of which aren’t safe and don’t work.

Many medical groups have become dependent upon drug industry payoffs

According to the Harvard Business Review’s (HBR) Paul Thacker, who served as Sen. Grassley’s lead investigator from 2007 to 2010, doctors and medical groups routinely accepts cash payments from the drug industry for speaking engagements, scientific papers, and other medical propaganda designed to make drugs and medical devices appear safer and more effective than they actually are.

An investigation spearheaded by NPR (National Public Radio), Consumer Reports, and ProPublica found that in the three years leading up to its publishing in late 2010, drug companies had settled cases totaling $7 billion for paying doctors to promote drugs. In many cases, doctors were encouraged to prescribe drugs for off-label conditions, or to prescribe expensive drugs when they weren’t actually needed.

Follow the link below to find out how corruption of the medical professions has become so corrosive in US Healthcare that the normally corporate friendly government has been forced to act.

Learn more at Natural News:

Things are not going to be much different in the UK, as we have previously reported. After all, the big players in the prescription drugs racket are the same on both sides of the pond.

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Are Humans Becoming Extinct

A Warmageddonists vision of the future – scientists are not aware CO2 is food for vegitation so higher CO2 will lead to a greener planet.

If you listen to scientists, as they cream their underwear while raving about the latest totally unprovable theory that posits humanity will either destroy itself or destroy the world before lunchtime tomorrow you might well think of killing yourself. If you need proof of the ignorance and idiocy of those who confuse mathematical models with reality, just ask them what happened to the fifty million refugees who by 2013, the models predicted, would be displaced by rising sea levels as a reult of ice cap melt?

Far better to kill scientists without having listened to them. Not only is it humane, (you only have to listen to the drivel the poor schmucks come out with to realise there’s no hope for them and they should be treated like mad dogs), but if we just let evolution and nature’s cycles sort stuff out without some idiotic fuckwit control freak with a PhD in stupid trying to do it better, things will not be too bad. I mean, nature has four billion years experience, science has only been aroun a couple of thousand.

Scientists hate evolution of course, they hate anything they can’t control. This week we have already had The Brain In A Bottle Stephen Hawking sating Artificial Intelligence will wipe us out though as yet we are not even close to understanding what intelligence is (but it sure as hell isn’t what computers do) and some scientists, Guy McPherson included, down at the Climate Change conference who fear that climate disruption is so serious, with so many self-reinforcing feedback loops already in play, that humans are in the process of causing our own extinction.

These guys say coal will likely overtake oil as the dominant energy source by 2017, and without a major shift away from coal, average global temperatures could rise by 6 degrees Celsius by 2050, leading to devastating climate change (Truthout.org). But if the science of Fuckwittery had not promised us medieval technology (Windmills) and smoke and mirrors could meet all our energy needs we could have been building Nukes, developing cold fusion and radiant energy technology, and not now be facing catastrophic energy shortages.

Well if you can make any sense at all of the previous paragraph you are as mad as a box of scientists. Here’s a clue why, from the conference press release.

Across two decades and thousands of pages of reports, the world’s most authoritative voice on climate science has consistently understated the rate and intensity of climate change and the danger those impacts represent.

Now that gem of scietific truth is the exact opposite of what has happened in the real world. In view of the latest IPCC report stating that climate sensitivity to CO2 have been overstated, what these Warmageddonist fuckwit scientists appear to be saying is that because real world observations show the effect of increased carbon dioxide to be considerably less that the mathematical models of the climate predicted it would be, nature has got it wrong. (The equations and algorithms of the computer models are infallible of course.)

Well here’s a page from a peer reviewed scientific publication, Berkley Earth showing how far apart the real world data and the pointy head predictions are. you can make up your own minds about the infallibility of pointy headedness, but after you see the graphics at the linked page there will not be much to make up your mind about. The ‘science’ is a fraud, read world data does not lie.

Model Performance Against Berkley Earth Data Set – Graphic comparisons

A FOOTNOTE ON HAWKING’S LATEST BLETHER as someone on facebook just had a go because “you can’t stand a disabled man being smarter than you.” (Guess what, I’m disabled and much smarter than Hawking, my knowledge is based on real world experience.

Prof Hawking, a THEORETICAL physicist (i.e. doesn’t live in the real world) has pontificated on the wonders of artificial Intelligence before. His colleague Roger Penrose had to painstakingly explain to him that there is a gulf between algorithmic activity and human mentality that goes back to the fundamental limiting results in Mathematical logic. Predictions of where AI would be in 10 years have consistently been as unreliable as predictions in climate science, and for good reason.

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Another Day Another Fuckwit Scientist’s Head Explodes

Rick Moranis plays a genetic engineer in Honey I Shrunk The Kids

The Warmageddonist industry has been close to meltdown recently. Almost every week a new report by respected physicists, meteorologists or environmentalists, has cast doubt on the totally unprovable (and empirically unprovable)theory underpinning the climate science scam, that a marginal atmospheric increase increase in a trace gas, carbon dioxide (CO2) is responsible for the runaway warming trends that has seen the earth’s mean temperature fall very slightly over the past twenty years.

The latest scare story to come out of the Warmageddonist madhouse, and probably the most bizarre horror story to date about global warming is this study which claims that global warming is making children shorter.
According to a study performed by scientists from John Hopkins University and Bloomberg School of Medicine:

Since short stature may occur as a result of undernutrition or repeated infections during childhood, both of which are highly prevalent during natural disasters, we sought to determine if the 1997–1998 El Niño had an adverse effect on stature and body composition a decade later. In 2008–2009, we measured height, weight, and bioimpedance in a random sample of 2,095 children born between 1991 and 2001 in Tumbes, Peru.

[ Continue reading El Niño adversely affected childhood stature and lean mass in northern Peru at Climate Change Responses]

If Peru had a modern, rich, industrial economy, perhaps the Peruvian people could afford enough food, so they wouldn’t suffer nutritional shortages because Monsanto had bribed the corrupt political leaders to promote the cultivation of GM Maize to be used in High Fructose Corn Syrup for the USA market instead of stuff Peruvians eat during times of dearth.

BTW the problem was exacerbated by the promised increased yields from GM maize did not materialise, in fact the harvest was way down on yields from natural maize.

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