We are living in extremely advanced technological times, and now car thieves have had to update their method of theft to “Keep up with the Joneses.” This new method of theft allows car thieves to steal a car that utilizes “keyless entry” with an easy to buy tool that gives them unfettered access to the car’s entry system.
According to the U.K. Express, this method has been seen in the United States this year and has now moved into other parts of the Western world. The method requires two thieves who work in tandem to gain access to vehicles that have a keyless entry system.
First, there is a tool that these hackers buy that can be easily purchased off the internet for around $100. This tool allows one of the thieving partners to intercept the signal from the key fob and then use that replicated signal to open the vehicle.
Dubbed, “the relay method,” one of the partners has to stand next to the car while the other stands close to the key fob. For this reason, many of these thefts occur when cars are parked at night near residential areas.
“The radio connection between keys and car can easily be extended over 100 meters, regardless of whether the original key is, for example, at home or in the pocket of the owner,” a spokesman for the German company ADAC said in an earlier Express article.
That spokesman also found that, “A whopping 110 cars from 27 different manufacturers were found to be at risk.”
According to The Sun, some of the most vulnerable vehicles to this type of attack are, the “BMW 740, Ford Focus RS, Toyota’s Prius and VW Golf 7 GTD,” as well as Mercedes and Peugeot.
The advent of the convenient keyless entry system has given rise to an even more convenient way for car thieves to steal your vehicles. So what can you do to protect your property?
Well, according to The Sun, drivers are encouraged to put their key fobs into a “Faraday cage” when they are at home in order to block the fob’s electronic signal. Another suggestion is to put a tracking device into the vehicle in order to detect its location in case a theft does occur.
It’s always wise to be prepared.
Apparently, a British investigation done in conjunction with the pro-Muslim BBC took it upon themselves to test iced drinks at three popular fast food chains in London England. And what they claim to have found is no laughing matter.
BBC explained they were looking for evidence of coliform bacteria that would indicate the presence of fecal matter. The researchers tested 10 samples in all, at Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and McDonald’s looking for traces of the microbes. Odd that they would target only American companies if you ask me.
According to their results, KFC was the worst offender. Seven samples in all tested positive for the presence of the fecal bacteria. Burger King wasn’t far behind with six samples testing positive. McDonald’s only had three samples test positive. The problem appears to come from the ice production methods. In England, there are safety standards in place for unfrozen drinking water, but none specifically for the production of ice. Wonder what they would find if they dared to test the local Muslim Halal restaurants?
Restaurant chains and multiple mom and pop shops from all over the world set up shop in London. But these people decided to target only 3 American chains? Sounds very odd to me. If Great Britain has no safety standards for the production of ice I will bet you American franchises are the least offenders in this department.
A study released today claims that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Britain’s publicly-funded broadcaster, has given “overwhelmingly greater weight to pro-migration voices” over the past 15 years.
The report, produced and published by the New Culture Forum, analyses BBC coverage of major immigration events and issues over the past decade and a half, taking into about the corporation’s radio, television and internet coverage of the subject. The report focuses on the BBC’s most influential programmes such as Newsnight, the Today Programme and the News at Ten.
Ed West, the author of the study, writes that like any organisation, the BBC has a “tendency towards groupthink” and one that perhaps reflects “minority – even elitist – viewpoint[s]”.
Examples of the bias include the use of “unanimously pro-migration interviews” for a special feature on migration in 2002 – a feature which has been slammed as “propaganda”. Even the television soap opera, Eastenders, has been criticised for masking the real truth about immigration in Britain, with the report suggesting that the predominantly white cast in East London is not reflective of reality. It states, “a realistic East London soap opera would have to show a white family moving out every year, to be replaced by Bangladeshis or Somalis, and much of the programme would need to be subtitled.”
Broadcaster Jeff Randall, formerly of the BBC, suggested that the organisation’s attitudes to multiculturalism were not impartial, stating, “When I was there, this was not up for grabs. Multiculturalism was ‘a good thing’. The BBC supported it. Don’t take my word for it because, when I complained to the BBC about our coverage of asylum-seekers, this is what I got back from a very senior BBC news executive: ‘Jeff, the BBC internally is not neutral about multiculturalism. It believes in it, and it promotes diversity. Let’s face up to that’.”
On the subject of Islamism, the report asserts that the BBC “tends to downplay activities on the part of Islamists”. An unnamed producer revealed that, “The BBC has a set of anxieties about Islam… they think it’s quaint.” The BBC’s schools website, aimed at educating children, apparently gives an uncritical view of Islam, one in which men and woman are equal and ‘the Prophet Muhammed stressed the importance of women’. But coverage of Christianity tends to be more harsh, with the same website stating, “Many people think the Christian Church is sexist. It does not treat men and women equally.”
The corporation has also been charged with being, “soft on honour killing and FGM (female genital mutilation)” according to an unnamed producer working within the organisation.
But the report also suggests that while the bias is clearly prevalent, it may not be intentional. It states, “The BBC takes an angle on an issue not because it has an agenda, but because, in an organisation as prone to the ‘echo chamber’ effect as any other, it has not suitably addressed the ‘what if’ of another voice.”
The report recommends, amongst other things, that the BBC publishes a list of all guests together with biographies, and in fact devotes air time toward discussions over its own impartiality. Ed West concludes, “More than any other policy, immigration has changed – and continues to change – British society. And unlike almost any other, this is a change that decent, liberal-minded opponents cannot reverse. For that reason, the issue of immigration must be treated sceptically, argued fairly and aired honestly as part of the national conversation. This is a conversation that can only happen if the BBC takes the lead.”
This paper comes ahead of the publication of the BBC’s own impartiality report, which is due in July 2013. That report is part of a wider look at bias being undertaken by the Corporation. A number of leading corporate figures, including former Director-General Mark Thompson, have expressed concern about whether the BBC was late to the issue of immigration.
In a city such as London, that has countless Islamic Halal establishments I wonder why they completely ignored those and went after the franchises that symbolize American freedom? Such as the ones who give us the ability to drink as many cups of soft drink as we like without charging us extra?
No matter how you look at this, it’s not hard to see there was some kind of bias here. And since the Mayor of London is Islamic, I’m pretty sure targeting these three franchises wasn’t by accident.
Please share if you want an unbiased study conducted on this matter….
In one of the studies, a team of researchers at the Texas A&M University’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science examined how lean and obese individuals absorbed, metabolized, and excreted gallic acid, galloyl glycosides, and gallotannin following mango consumption for six weeks. According to the researchers, eating mangoes for an extended period can increase the fruit’s anti-inflammatory effects compared with irregular consumption.
In another randomized study, health experts from the same university assessed how mango consumption affects the gut microbiota in both lean and obese individuals. The research team also investigated the fruit’s potential in containing galloyl metabolites and anti-inflammatory activities. It affirmed that galloyl-derivatives from mango may contain therapeutic potential in addressing obesity and metabolic disorder. However, the experts noted that larger-scale studies are warranted to confirm the findings.
In yet another study from the same university, a team of scientists evaluated the metabolic effects of daily mango consumption for six weeks among lean and obese participants. The researchers noted that eating mangoes daily during study period helped reduce blood pressure levels in lean participants. They also found that daily consumption helped obese participants maintain long-term glucose homeostasis. (Related: Mango, the new diabetes and cancer buster)
On the other hand, a study carried out by researchers at the Oklahoma State University assessed the post-prandial responses of otherwise healthy men after eating a high-fat breakfast with or without a mango shake. The experts found that drinking the mango shake made a modest difference in the participants’ post-meal response.
The recent findings were reflective of past research that demonstrated the beneficial effects of mangoes on patients with diabetes. For instance, a study carried out by researchers at the Oklahoma State University’s College of Human Sciences found that mango consumption may lower blood glucose levels in obese adults. As part of the study, the researchers examined 20 obese adults who were instructed to eat 10 grams of freeze-dried mango for 12 weeks.
The study showed that the patients displayed relatively lower blood sugar levels by the end of the study. Male participants also showed marked reductions in waist circumference, the experts noted.
“We are excited about these promising findings for mangoes, which contain many bioactive compounds, including mangiferin, an antioxidant that may contribute to the beneficial effects of mango on blood glucose. In addition, mangoes contain fiber, which can help lower glucose absorption into the bloodstream. Our results indicate that daily consumption of 10 g of freeze-dried mango, which is equivalent to about one-half of a fresh mango (about 100 g), may help lower blood sugar in obese individuals…We believe this research suggests that mangoes may give obese individuals a dietary option in helping them maintain or lower their blood sugar. However, the precise component and mechanism has yet to be found and further clinical trials are necessary, particularly in those that have problems with sugar control, such as diabetics, are necessary,” said lead author Edralin Lucas.
“The results of this study support what we learned in our recent animal model, which found that mango improved blood glucose in mice fed a high-fat diet. Although the mechanism by which mango exerts its effects warrants further investigation, we do know that mangoes contain a complex mixture of polyphenolic compounds. Research has shown that several other plants and their polyphenolic compounds…have a positive effect on [fat] tissue,” Lucas said in a separate article on the Diabetes Self Management website.
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