Smart Faucets and Toilets Use Alexa to Listen to Your Conversations

It is hard to imagine a more intrusive home surveillance device than a faucet or toilet that listens to everyone's conversations, but that is just what Delta Faucet and Kohler have done.

Delta Faucet's "Voice IQ" takes advantage of where lots of people like to congregate and turns it into an Alexa eavesdropping center.

"Designed with the understanding that 20 percent of all WiFi-enabled homes are equipped with a connected home device, VoiceIQ Technology pairs with existing devices to dispense the exact amount of water needed, all with a simple voice command."

Delta lets Alexa decide how much water everyone gets:

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Police Chief Who Posted ‘Pronouns Day’ Video Slammed for ‘Wasting Time’ Instead of Catching Criminals

A top police officer has been criticised for posting a 'ridiculous' video on Twitter highlighting 'International Pronouns Day'.

Julie Cooke, the deputy chief constable of Cheshire police, told her 2,231 followers that the day was important to anyone who identifies as transgender or 'gender non-conforming' because 'being mis-gendered can have a huge impact on somebody and their personal wellbeing'.

She added: 'It also can be used as a form of abuse and that just isn't right. Today is about raising awareness getting people to have conversations and understanding why it's so important to understand the pronouns that somebody wishes to be used for them.'

But the video, which last night had been viewed almost one million times, attracted a strong reaction online, with more than 6,000 people commenting and mostly criticising the senior officer.

Julie Cooke, deputy chief constable

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27 Years Before Greta Thunberg, Another Child Was Used to Address the UN, Warned of Mass Extinctions: “I Am Afraid to Breathe the Air” or Go Out in the Sun

Nearly 30 years before angry 16-year-old girl Greta Thunberg "shamed" world leaders in a tearful tirade at The UN, a 12-year-old girl “silenced the world for five minutes”.

In 1992, Severn Cullis-Suzuki – then 12-year-old daughter of Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki, addressed the plenary session of the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

In it, she described being “afraid to breathe the air” or go out in the sun, warned of mass extinctions of plants and animals and urged rich nations to stop spending so much money on war and “let go of some of our wealth”.

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Switzerland: Thousands Protest As They Are Now Exposed To 5G Wireless Radiation

What’s happening in Switzerland might go global — it’s something that seems to be rolling out in North America at least. Switzerland’s population is now officially exposed to the new 5G networks.

As a result, thousands of people showed up in protest.

Yahoo News reports:

The protesters, many carrying placards, gathered in front of the Swiss parliament building, in a bid to stop the construction of more 5G-compatible antennae.

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Scientific Father of ADHD Said in His Last Interview: “ADHD is a Prime Example of a Fictitious Disease”

Fortunately, the Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics (NEK, President: Otfried Höffe) critically commented on the use of the ADHD drug Ritalin in its opinion of 22 November 2011 titled Human enhancement by means of pharmacological agents: The consumption of pharmacological agents altered the child’s behavior without any contribution on his or her part.

That amounted to interference in the child’s freedom and personal rights, because pharmacological agents induced behavioral changes but failed to educate the child on how to achieve these behavioral changes independently.

The child was thus deprived of an essential learning experience to act autonomously and emphatically which “considerably curtails children’s freedom and impairs their personality development”, the NEK criticized.

The alarmed critics of the Ritalin disaster are now getting support from an entirely different side. The German weekly Der Spiegel quoted in its cover story on 2 February 2012 the US American psychiatrist Leon Eisenberg, born in 1922 as the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, who was the “scientific father of ADHD” and who said at the age of 87, seven months before his death in his last interview: “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease”.

The “scientific father of ADHD,” Leon Eisenberg

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The Secret Behind Fake Bipolar Disease in Children

by Jon Rappoport, author

ABC News, 5/11/12: “…Columbia University researchers found a 40-fold rise in office visits among youth diagnosed with bipolar disorder between 1994-95 and 2002-3.”

In 1995, a new wind began blowing across the psychiatric landscape. The public wasn’t aware of it. But among professionals, it was big, very big:

Children, including the very young, could, for the first time, legitimately be diagnosed with bipolar disease (aka manic depression).

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Nearly 1/5 of Sweden’s Population is Now Foreign-born (Mostly Syria and Iraq): 89,000 New Residence Permits Handed Out in 2019

Nearly one in five people living in Sweden was born in a foreign country, newly released statistics have revealed.

According to Statistics Sweden, a government agency responsible for producing official statistics, around 19.1 percent of Sweden’s population, nearly 2,000,000 people, were born outside of the country.

In just twenty years, between 2000 to 2019, the number of first-generation immigrants living in Sweden has increased nearly two-fold, from close to 1 million at the turn of the century. 2018 saw the number of first-generation immigrants grow by 80,000 people, SVT reports.

For many years, the vast majority of those immigrating to Sweden came from its Scandinavian neighbor Finland. However, this is simply not the case anymore. Instead, the largest minority groups now living in Sweden are either Syrian or Iraqi-born.

Muslim migrants are protesting all over Europe, demanding Sharia law

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Dutch Farmers Stage New Revolt Against Climate Change Restrictions

Sick of being lectured by middle class city dwellers “who have two plants on their balcony.”

Farmers in the Netherlands are staging a new revolt against restrictions on livestock related to climate change, with one telling the state broadcaster how he is sick of being lectured about nature by middle class city dwellers “who have two plants on their balcony.”

The demonstrations began earlier this month after the Dutch government announced that Dutch livestock farming should be slashed by up to 50% to meet commitments on reducing nitrogen emissions.

Farmers were irate after learning that the same restrictions would not apply to the aviation industry.

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