USSA: Appeals court says protesters DO NOT have right to congregate in front of Supreme Court
BBC Journalists Covering Virginia Shooting Forced To Delete Footage
Paranoid Schizophrenia, Tool of the Red Terror, Makes a Comeback in Authoritarian USA & Other Western “Democracies”
PSYCHIATRY, THE AUTHORITARIAN “SCIENCE”
In an age when psychiatry itself, the entire field of psychiatry, is being increasingly debunked as valid science and seen rather to be what it was historically set up by 19th and 20th century olde-worlde, patriarchical European and American eugenicists, racists, and social-control obsessives to be, a fraudulent State-supported and pharmaceutical-company-propped-up tool of social control, it’s useful to remind ourselves that–all through the last 2 centuries– it has been especially used as a tool by totalitarian governments and authoritarian groups–the Nazis, the KGB, the US secret agencies among them, to crush dissent, destroy truth, and silence credible witness.
Paranoid Schizophrenia: Historic Tool to Suppress Public Awareness of Human Experimentation
US Torture and Secret Medical Experimentation history is littered with examples of people coming forward to report secret medical experiments on their unconsenting human bodies, and, not merely being dismissed as delusional, but given official diagnoses of “paranoid schizophrenia” by complacently complicit psychiatrists, willingly entangling themselves in the machinery of the Authoritarian State.
Read more at: http://everydayconcerned.net/human-rights/clandestine-classified-human-subject-experimentation-using-emf-radiationsonicultrasonic-neuroweaponry/paranoid-schizophrenia-tool-of-the-red-terror-makes-a-comeback-in-authoritarian-usa-other-western-democracies/
Intelligence Services Block Activists’ Emails … And Frame Them With Fake Emails
By way of background, China has blocked gmail for its citizens.
Yahoo blocked emails relating to the Occupy protests.
Indeed, Snowden revealed that the British spy agency GCHQ has developed numerous offensive digital tools, including:
Ability to deny functionality to send/receive email or view material online.
Ability to spoof any email address and send email under that identity.
Mass delivery of email messaging to support an Information Operations campaign.
The potential for stifling dissent is staggering.
BlackLivesMatter Activists: Targets of US Surveillance
There are always “official” explanations for rouge government practices such as the Bush Administration justification of its “enhanced interrogation techniques, i.e., waterboarding, extra judicial murders of US citizens and torture of innocent civilians. In the myopic world of the FBI, COINTELPRO’s goal was to: “expose, disrupt, misdirect, or otherwise neutralize” groups that the FBI officials believed were “subversive” by instructing FBI field operatives to: create a negative public image for targeted groups (e.g. by surveilling activists, and releasing negative personal information to the public:)
* break down internal organization
* create dissension between groups
* restrict access to public resources
* restrict the ability to organize protests
* restrict the ability of individuals to participate in group activities.
FBI Says That Citizens Should Have No Secrets That the Government Can’t Access: The Orwellian Cyber Police State Has Arrived
The latest sign of this stealth takeover of civil rights and freedom was epitomized in recent Senate testimony by FBI Director James Comey, who voiced his objections to civilian use of encryption to protect personal data – information the government has no automatic right to obtain.
As reported by The New American, Comey testified that he believes the government’s spy and law enforcement agencies should have unfettered access to everything Americans may store or send in electronic format: On computer hard drives, in so-called i-clouds, in email and in text messaging – for our own safety and protection. Like many in government today, Comey believes that national security is more important than constitutional privacy protections or, apparently, due process. After all, aren’t criminals the only ones who really have anything to hide?
Alaska Airlines is rolling out a program to check-in passengers using fingerprints. In the test program, 80% of the people liked it.
UNIVERSITIES ARE USING DATA ANALYTICS TO ASSESS A STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH AND MUCH MORE
North Carolina Mandates Barcodes For Backyard Chicken Owners
FDA Approves RF Pharma – With DSM5, O’Care, and this tech once you are diagnosed you WILL be treated with Pharma – whether you like it or not:
“For example, earlier this month the FDA expanded the Indications for Use statement for Proteus Digital Health’s Ingestible Sensor technology, enabling the device to be used as an aid in the measurement of medication adherence. Proteus’ underlying edible sensor technology was originally approved by the FDA in 2012, but the ability for the solution to accurately record when pills are swallowed has only now been sanctioned by the federal agency.
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/fda-approves-rf-pharma-with-dsm5-ocare-and-this-tech-once-you-are-diagnosed-you-will-be-treated-with-pharma-whether-you-like-it-or-not/#v9g2IKR6W6kdbtw5.99
Catching crimes the moment they happen: Small company capable of filming cities 24/7 could be the Big Brother future of American surveillance
- Kestrel Persistent Surveillance Systems (PSS) is a system designed to monitor criminal activity by filming cities via circling plane or blimp
- Air Force Institute of Technology professor Ross McNutt developed the idea to keep soldiers safe from explosives during the Iraq war
- President Obama said recently that with more capabilities in the realm of surveillance and security comes a need for guidelines on when to use them
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3151641/Catching-crimes-moment-happen-Small-company-capable-filming-cities-24-7-Big-Brother-future-American-surveillance.html#ixzz3fCHoNUCT
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The psyop to neuter The Rebel
Any human being who has courage, intelligence, eyes to see, and a determination to express his power in uncompromising terms can now be redefined as a potential threat to the stability of society—if he criticizes the prevailing Authority.
From the 1960s onward—starting with Lee Oswald and the assassination of JFK—the whole idea of “the rebel” with power has been sequentially updated and repackaged. This is intentional.
Mother Arrested for Letting 7-Year-Old Play in Park
The nanny state is at it again this week. A mother in Maine was arrested and charged with child endangerment, after letting her young daughter play in a park near her house. Because of course we can’t have kids playing in a park right? That simply won’t do.
California Mandates Poisoning Children: SB277 Vaccine Bill Passes
TECH COMPANY FINDS STOLEN GOVERNMENT LOG-INS ALL OVER WEB
A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web – available for hackers, spies and thieves.
Recorded Future, a social media data mining firm backed by the CIA’s venture capital arm, says in a report that login credentials for nearly every federal agency have been posted on open Internet sites for those who know where to look.
(Didn’t I just say everybody could hack us?)
FREE SPEECH UNDER FIRE: SUBPOENAS, GAG ORDERS OVER READER COMMENTS AT REASON MAGAZINE
A bizarre government assault on Reason Magazine has been in progress for the past two weeks, and in a nice Kafkaesque touch, the magazine was barred from talking about the situation with a gag order.
Spy Agency’s Secret Plans to Foster Online “Conformity” and “Obedience” Exposed
UK’s GCHQ surveillance agency used a host of psychological methods and online subterfuge in order to manipulate the behavior of individuals and groups through the internet and other digital forms of communication.
…Edward Snowden revealed that the unit had engaged in “dirty tricks” like deploying sexual “honey traps” designed to discredit targets, launching denial-of-service attacks to shut down internet chat rooms, pushing veiled propaganda onto social networks, and generally warping discourse online.
EPA WANTS TO MONITOR WATER USAGE IN STACK AND PACK AGENDA 21 APARTMENTS.
Boulder, CO is first.
What the $#*&?! Arlington, Virginia Fining People $250 a Pop for Cussing
Apparently in Arlington, Virginia, not only will you potentially get fined hundreds of dollars for saying “curse words” or what they are calling “blue language,” but officials are trying to widen the net to include an even wider array of words they can fine people for!
Why? It’s big business.
The Biggest Crooks In America Are Now The Cops–The TSA Is a Complete Waste of Time
A study done by the TSA found travelers were easily able to smuggle mock weapons and fake explosives past the screeners. In 67 out of 70 cases, TSA agents missed the banned items and let the passenger go by. If they had been real terrorists, Washington might be a smoking ruin by now. Two questions arise: Why bother? And why haven’t there been more terrorist attacks?
Yes, the Department of Homeland Security is just an excuse to scare people, boss them around, and take their money. Wait, you might say… If we send the TSA packing, terrorists may take it as a green light to go on the offense. But what difference would it make?
Nine out of ten of them would glide through the checkpoints anyway.
Police State America sends 450 cops to illegally search people’s homes looking for escaped prisoners
In Vermont And New York Hundreds of law enforcement officers swept through the small Adirondack foothills town. Searchers walked shoulder to shoulder, wearing bulletproof vests and carrying sidearms as they went through hilly woods, fields and swamps, checking every home, garage, shed and outbuilding, then yelling, “Clear!” when there were no signs of the inmates.
Police are no different than organized crime – Baltimore PD: “Sure is a nice city you have here, it’d be a shame if…something happened to it”
Two Baltimore police officers spoke through voice-altering technology to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Wednesday morning, telling her that cops are in a “reactionary mode” since the criticism of the department over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.
(I thought police were supposed to respond, rather than react. Isn’t that why they’re trusted with guns?)
Read more at: http://xrepublic.tv/node/13403
‘Homeland Security’ Secretly Videotaping Citizens to ‘Predict Crime’
Traveling through the T. F. Green Airport of Providence, Rhode Island?
If so, the Department of Homeland Security may be collecting video of you as part of a project to sniff out behavioral indicators of “malicious intent.”
In other words, the DHS wants to use video images of passengers to predict crimes.
Neither Freedom nor Safety
The NSA is a military entity that utilizes the services of military computer experts and agents, employs civilians, and hires companies that provide thousands of outside contractors. After nearly 14 years of spying on us — all authorized by a secret court whose judges cannot keep records of what they have ordered or discuss openly what they know — the NSA now has computers and computer personnel physically located in the main switching offices of all telecom and Internet service providers in the United States. It has 24/7 access to the content of everyone’s telephone calls, emails and text messages.
Judge Andrew Napolitano, more at: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/06/andrew-p-napolitano/nsa-is-a-military-aggressor/
Nasa and Verizon plan to monitor US drone network from phone towers
Federal agency is developing technology to track commercial and civilian drones via cell coverage, with first tests of air traffic control system set for this summer
CIA is a secret government, involved in domestic assassinations: Ron Paul
“There are certainly a lot of theories about the CIA being involved in even domestic assassinations, and they certainly now are involved in presidential directed assassinations,” he said.
“In a true Republic, there is no place for an organization like the CIA,” Paul cited former FBI agent Dan Smoot as saying in 1980s. “I think he’s closer to the truth than a lot of what’s going on today.”
Brian Burkhardt: Cops Kill Someone Every 7.5 Hours In This Country
We should be especially concerned about unchecked police violence inflicted on citizens now that nationwide the local police departments are being converted into quasi-military forces. Many of these police departments are better armed with sophisticated military equipment than some entire countries.
“Grab Anybody!” St. Louis PD Indiscriminately Taser and Arrest People Walking Down Sidewalk
“Oh my god, Oh my god, why did you do that? I didn’t do anything,” pleads the woman just prior to being hit with the taser again.
The cries for help and obvious distress of the woman in the video are disturbing.
Right before the video ends we can her the woman screaming in pain, “Why are you doing this to me? I’m on the ground.”
RevoNews reports that eight of the protesters were arrested. All of them were charged with impeding the flow of traffic and two had an additional charge of resisting arrest. They have all been released.
Pastor shot dead by cops who say they were trying to SAVE him from flood: Wife questions officers’ claim he attacked them because he didn’t want to leave his truck
- Nehemiah Fischer, 35, was fatally shot by an Oklahoma Highway Patrolman who was trying to rescue him and his brothers from floodwaters on Friday
- Police hold that the brothers attacked the two troopers, but Fischer’s wife, Laura, says the men would never do that
- Laura says she wants to see any dash cam footage that would shed light on the situation
- The two troopers involved have not been named or placed on administrative leave as of Sunday
- Fischer was an assistant pastor at a church in Tulsa and owned a construction company
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3105175/Distraught-wife-pastor-killed-trooper-trying-rescue-rising-floodwaters-questions-police-account-man-attacked-him.html#ixzz3boQR33js
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Woman Calls Police For Assistance With Suicidal Boyfriend, Police Turn Up And Kill Him, Tell Her “That’s What We Do” (Video)
The family emphasizes that Mr Way was shot while laying in bed. They state that there were no blood stains on the walls or floor close by, and that bullets were extracted from the mattress after the event.
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/woman-calls-police-for-assistance-with-suicidal-boyfriend-police-turn-up-and-kill-him-tell-her-thats-what-we-do-video/#rB3ETgEv8b3uHtWW.99
Open and Shut? Aurora Shooter James Holmes’ Notebook Released to the Public
It’s all wrapped up ever so perfectly, the only thing the notebook doesn’t come with is a big red bow and a home video Holmes shot with his smart phone of himself committing the murder and smiling into the camera at the same time.
“If you haven’t figured it out yet, none of it—the military drills, the surveillance, the militarized police, the strip searches, the random pat downs, the stop-and-frisks, even the police-worn body cameras—is about fighting terrorism. It’s about controlling the populace.” John Whitehead
The National Security Agency (NSA) has been a perfect red herring, distracting us from the government’s broader, technology-driven campaign to render us helpless in the face of its prying eyes. In fact, long before the NSA became the agency we loved to hate, the Justice Department, the FBI, and the Drug Enforcement Administration were carrying out their own secret mass surveillance on an unsuspecting populace.
Just about every branch of the government—from the Postal Service to the Treasury Department and every agency in between—now has its own surveillance sector, authorized to spy on the American people. Then there are the fusion and counterterrorism centers that gather all of the data from the smaller government spies—the police, public health officials, transportation, etc.—and make it accessible for all those in power. And of course that doesn’t even begin to touch on the complicity of the corporate sector, which buys and sells us from cradle to grave, until we have no more data left to mine.
Special Ops Armed with Rapid DNA Scanners: “Get Ready for Advanced Biometric Warfare”
The terrorist pretext is a bit of ruse, as the real goal seems to be total information collection on entire populations – whether friend or foe – in distant battlefields (and eventually at home, too), in order to better sort out who is who. Domestically, it could pinpoint who is wanted for crimes or payments and who is authorized to be there.
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/special-ops-armed-with-rapid-dna-scanners-get-ready-for-advanced-biometric-warfare/#6G6ZMlcGFIA2aOAo.99
DRAGNET SURVEILLANCE IS ABOUT POWER AND SOCIAL CONTROL, NOT PUBLIC SAFETY
Lynch didn’t marshal any evidence to support her claims about the connection between dragnet spying and public safety. That’s because there isn’t one. Even the Department of Justice has acknowledged as much, writing in an Inspector General report that FBI agents interviewed couldn’t identify “any major case developments” tied to Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the provision the FBI claims enables dragnet spying.
Wave of medical police state refugees to flee California if SB 277 signed into law… Gov. Brown to declare war on children… no child safe
California will be the origin of America’s first wave of medical police state refugees fleeing medical tyranny if Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 277 into law.
SB 277 is California’s pharma-funded vaccine assault on all parents and children. It would eliminate all personal belief exemptions and force nearly all children in California to be forcibly injected with vaccines that are knowingly manufactured with neurotoxic substances such as mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and MSG.
CPS Takes Breastfed Babies Because Parents Were ‘Homeless’
They have children aged 6, nearly 2 years, and 9 months, and the two younger babies were still being breastfed by their mother. Child Protective Services has allegedly taken the children and placed them in 3 different foster homes, and their mother has been accused by Social Services of having a mental disorder because she is “homeless.” The couple became homeless, though both were working when they had to take an emergency trip to Oregon to see Krishna’s mother who was dying of cancer. The doctors had given her only weeks to live. Sadly, they drove cross-country to try to let Krishna’s mother see the children before she passed, but they were too late.
Out from the Shadows: The Hidden Role of the Fusion Centers in the Nationwide Spying Operation against the Occupy Movement and Peaceful Protest in America
The new documents roll back the curtain on the Fusion Centers and show the communications, interactions and emails of a massive national web of federal agents, officials, police, and private “security” contractors to accumulate and share information, reporting on all manner of peaceful and lawful political activity that took place during the Occupy Movement from protests and rallies to meetings and educational lectures. This enormous spying and monitoring apparatus included the Pentagon, FBI, DHS, police departments and chiefs, private contractors and commercial business interests.
There is now, with the release of these documents, incontrovertible evidence of systematic and not incidental conduct and practices of the Fusion Centers and their personnel to direct their sights against a peaceful movement that advocated social and economic justice in the United States.
– See more at: http://www.bigbrotheramerica.org/report#sthash.5A4rvqWQ.dpuf
Anatomy of Repression: Military Tactics And Corrupt Media Used To Destroy Protest Movements
Back in 2011, people (like Naomi Wolf) who said the Department of Homeland Security apparatus was being wielded against the Occupy movement, were scoffed at and undermined by self-important media figures. By 2012, it was proven that not only was Naomi correct, but the scope of the civil violations and/or crimes being perpetrated by the state agencies in an effort to quell any and all dissent, had been grossly underestimated, and that those agencies were in fact coordinating internationally.
So What Did the Thug Brigade Expect?
So let me see if I get this right.
Cops have, for decades, embraced this “thin blue line” where they actively abuse certain suspects, harass, detain and arrest people without any sort of probable cause, fabricate evidence (such as having “drop guns” to plant on someone who doesn’t have one or “convenient” narcotics when they can’t find any that the suspect actually has), lie about how they collected evidence (which got a drug case thrown out down here in Florida not long ago), beat non-resisting suspects for grins and giggles, shoot people without legal justification and worst of all, cover up the acts of others in the department that they know damn well are unlawful.
Frank Serpico got disgusted with this crap in NY City and in 1971 his fellow officers refused to back him up on a drug bust because he was rooting out corruption; the result was that he was shot in the face by one of the dealers he was trying to arrest. Worse, after he was shot the cops refused to call in the fact that one of their own was down; it was a bystander who called for an ambulance!
RadioWhoWhatWhy: Civil Unrest and the Violation of Civil Liberties
Shawn Carrie is a New York-based journalist who, while covering the Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray, was shot in the head by a police pepperball and then arrested and held without being charged. When Carrie demanded that police respect his rights, police were quick to remind him that in a State of Emergency his constitutional rights “go out the window.”
Judge: Police are conducting 3 MILLION “investigations’ of motorists every week!
A Calif. Appeals Court issued a modified opinion rejecting the ACLU lawsuit against law enforcement agencies in the Los Angeles area. The civil rights group had joined the Electronic Freedom Foundation in seeking to force disclosure of a week’s worth of actual ALPR records to demonstrate how the systems are used to monitor the public.
A three-judge panel decided to shield the program that scans about three million license plates every week from any further scrutiny. The Los Angeles Police Department retains the records for FIVE years, and the sheriff’s department retains them for TWO years.
DHS/Police and our judicial system are complicit in spying on our every movement!
A Nation of Snitches
A totalitarian state is only as strong as its informants. And the United States has a lot of them. They read our emails. They listen to, download and store our phone calls. They photograph us on street corners, on subway platforms, in stores, on highways and in public and private buildings. They track us through our electronic devices. They infiltrate our organizations. They entice and facilitate “acts of terrorism” by Muslims, radical environmentalists, activists and Black Bloc anarchists, framing these hapless dissidents and sending them off to prison for years.
They have amassed detailed profiles of our habits, our tastes, our peculiar proclivities, our medical and financial records, our sexual orientations, our employment histories, our shopping habits and our criminal records. They store this information in government computers. It sits there, waiting like a time bomb, for the moment when the state decides to criminalize us.
“Kill the stoolie!” That was it, the vital link! A knife in the heart of the stoolie! Make knives and cut the stoolie’s throats—that was it!
Now as I write this chapter, rows of humane books frown down at me from the walls, the tarnished gilt on their well-worn spines glinting reproachfully like stars through the cloud. Nothing in the world should be sought through violence! By taking up the sword, the knife, the rifle, we quickly put ourselves on the level of tormentors and persecutors. And there will be no end to it. …
There will be no end. … Here, at my desk, in a warm place, I agree completely.
If you ever get twenty-five years for nothing, if you find yourself wearing four number patches on your clothes, holding your hands permanently behind your back, submitting to searches morning and evening, working until you are utterly exhausted, dragged into the cooler whenever someone denounces you, trodden deeper and deeper into the ground—from the hole you’re in, the fine words of the great humanists will sound like the chatter of the well-fed and free.
There will be no end of it! … But will there be a beginning? Will there be a ray of hope in our lives or not?
The oppressed at least concluded that evil cannot be cast out by good.
On the surface we were prisoners living in a camp just as before, but in reality we had become free—free because for the very first time in our lives we had started saying openly and aloud all that we thought! No one who has not experienced this transition can imagine what it is like!
And the informers … stopped informing.”
The camp bosses, he wrote “were suddenly blind and deaf. To all appearances, the tubby major, his equally tubby second in command, Captain Prokofiev, and all the wardens walked freely about the camp, where nothing threatened them; moved among us, watched us—and yet saw nothing! Because a man in uniform sees and hears nothing without stoolies.”
Purged of human filth, delivered from spies and eavesdroppers we looked about and saw, wide-eyed that … we were thousands! That we were …politicals! That we could resist!
We had chosen well; the chain would snap if we tugged at this link—the stoolies, the talebearers and traitors! Our own kind had made our lives impossible. As on some ancient sacrificial altar, their blood had been shed that we might be freed from the curse that hung over us.
The revolution was gathering strength. The wind that seemed to have subsided had sprung up again in a hurricane to fill our eager lungs.
Despite NSA Data Collection Being Ruled Illegal, Tyrants in Congress Still Pushing Police State
In the remaining six days of the legislative session, some Senate Republicans are rushing to find a short-term solution to keep the program in operation until it comes to the floor for a vote—one which is unlikely to pass in light of the court ruling. The government previously held that Section 215 of the Patriot Act, set to expire on June 1, justified the NSA’s mass surveillance of U.S. citizens.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/nsa-data-collection-ruled-illegal-tyrants-congress-pushing-police-state/#RBEi37WUUvoTRoZB.99
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Thinking Differently: Unlocking the Human Domain in Support of the 21st Century Intelligence Mission
People are the currency of the human domain; their visible behaviors and symbols are one of the only ways to really discern their thoughts and motivations. Add in the cultural complexity of differing worldviews, beliefs and values that play on those thoughts and motivations and the domain becomes even less certain to decode. Factor in that U.S. military and civilian personnel directly, and indirectly, influence the course of interactions and behavior in the domain and the human domain becomes incredibly layered and dense, where meaning and purpose is difficult to extract and effort and skill necessary for success within the domain difficult to master.
(I don’t believe I want anybody to be mastering my domain. I’m just recovering from my last tyrant.)
“Nickel Rides,” “Houdini Suicides,” and the American Torture State
“Like iron filings rearranging themselves in the presence of a magnetic field, reflexive apologists for the police quickly adapt to every official explanation for egregious misconduct.”
“Knowing that official insinuation suffices when facts are withheld, the Baltimore PD leaked the suggestion that Gray killed himself by banging his head on the walls of the vehicle. This account was supposedly provided by another arrestee during a jailhouse interview with a police detective.”
“According to police in Jonesboro, Arkansas, 21-year-old Chavis Carter shot himself in the head while handcuffed in the back seat of a police vehicle during a July 2012 arrest. Two body searches conducted on the still-living Carter failed to turn up the gun that was supposedly used in the suicide. Officers Keith Baggett and Ronald Marsh, who had taken Carter into custody, were placed on paid vacation and quickly cleared by an internal investigation. A lawsuit filed against the City of Jonesboro and its police department was deflected by the predictable claim of “qualified immunity.”
Read more here: http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=50709
Operation Jade Helm, Posse Comitatus, and why we should be concerned
“In February 2013, the Department of Defense (DOD) unilaterally made a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” and in so doing, granted itself the authority to police America’s streets without obtaining prior presidential, state, or local consent, thereby upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.”
THE SURVEILLANCE ENGINE: HOW THE NSA BUILT ITS OWN SECRET GOOGLE
“The documents provide the first definitive evidence that the NSA has for years made massive amounts of surveillance data directly accessible to domestic law enforcement agencies. Planning documents for ICREACH, as the search engine is called, cite the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration as key participants.”
FBI replies to Stingray Freedom of Information request with 5,000 blank pages
The Stingray — a fake cellphone tower that gathers identity/location information on everyone who passes it — is the worst-kept secret in law enforcement, but that doesn’t stop feds from going to absurd lengths to pretend they don’t use them.
We know that police departments have to sign non-disclosure agreements when they buy Stingrays, and we’ve even seen them lie to judges about how they acquired their evidence to maintain their non-disclosure obligations. We’ve seen US Marshalls raid city cops to steal Stingray evidence before it could be introduced in court (even more dismaying — it worked, and the case against the cops collapsed because the evidence had been disappeared down the Marshalls’ memory hole).
2 GIRLS STRIPPED SEARCHED BY MIDDLE SCHOOL OFFICIALS
“Nickel Rides,” “Houdini Suicides,” and the American Torture State
“Freddie broke his own neck,” sneered a Baltimore Police Officer named Avi Tasher in a post on his now-deleted Facebook page (which was archived for posterity by Photography Is Not A Crime). “Police never harmed him or denied him medical attention. He was faking injury to delay his arrest then snapped his own spinal cord in the wagon by smashing his head into the wall repeatedly. Even the other prisoner gave a statement to that effect.”
Government seizes man’s computer without warrant for tweeting that airline systems are vulnerable to hacking
U.S. government authorities admitted they had nothing to fear, but they denied a researcher the right to travel anyway.
As reported by The Associated Press, security officials at United Airlines prevented a prominent security researcher from boarding a plane bound for California after he posted a Twitter message days before the flight hinting that the airline’s onboard systems could be vulnerable to hacking.
NSA Whistleblower: “We Are No Longer Afraid Of The Police State Happening. It’s Here”
First Bill Binney – the high-level NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, the 32-year NSA veteran widely who was the senior technical director within the agency and managed thousands of NSA employees – told Washington’s Blog that America has already become a police state.
Then Thomas Drake – one of the top NSA executives, and Senior Change Leader within the NSA – told us the same thing.
Now Kirk Wiebe – a 32-year NSA veteran who received the Director CIA’s Meritorious Unit Award and the NSA’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award – agrees (tweet via Jesselyn Radack, attorney for many national security whistleblowers, herself a Department of Justice whistleblower)
Baltimore Uprising: State Halts Civil Rights Protections for Those Arrested
As Baltimore picks up the pieces from the last few days of protests and riots, a new day brings new aspects to light, and a city that remained relatively calm on Tuesday night is still bracing itself for the possibility of more violence. Not helping matters, Baltimore police have imposed expensive bonds on its poorest residents.
NSA Gadget Transfer Program Turning Local Cops into Spies
“With the media spotlight shining on police militarization, most Americans know something about the federal 1033 transfer program that enables police departments to get military equipment like armored vehicles, high power weapons, grenade launchers, and even bayonets. But most Americans don’t realize that local law enforcement agencies can also acquire spy gear from the feds.”
Citizen-Journalist Fined for Telling the Truth
“Rumors related to Walmart tunnels lead to testimony of underground “Secret American Government Work Locations” and NWO plans.”
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/underground-u-s-government-nwo-planning/#5dRTIcQ8gkzBFRDe.99
SOCIAL CREDIT SCORE: CHINA RATES ITS OWN CITIZENS – INCLUDING ONLINE BEHAVIOUR
The regulations were announced last year, but have attracted almost no attention thus far in China and abroad. This week Rogier Creemers, a Belgian China-specialist at Oxford University, published a comprehensive translation of the regulations regarding the Social Credit System, which clarifies the scope of the system. In an interview with Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant he says: ‘With the help of the latest internet technologies the government wants to exercise individual surveillance’.
Sting-ray units are also AVAILABLE TO PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS.
ACLU Releases Map of Police Departments Using Stingray Wiretap Technology
According to the Activist Post, the Columbia South Carolina plan is already complete with an urgent Emergency Homeless Response report. And that report includes information about hauling the homeless away in transport vans to an already stationed shelter with workers, phone number for townspeople to report “the person in need,” an officer stationed to control foot traffic, public feeding moved there, more foot patrol officers for the city to keep out the homeless. Oh, and the homeless can’t walk off the premises!
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-round-up-has-begun-homeless-people-in-the-us-being-deported-to-camps-then-another-group-then-another-until-well-just-remember-germany-it-isnt-pretty/#0D8iEBeiDIubJkmA.99
Protecting the Vicious, Punishing the Virtuous: Marijuana Prohibition and Idaho’s Prison-Industrial Complex
That bill did not recognize that marijuana use is a function of the unqualified right to self-ownership, which is the only morally sound perspective on the matter. It would have placed a modest impediment in the way of cynical people who make a subsidized living by punishing those who exercise that right. This would include parents who would not consume CBD, but administer it to their children.
VIDEO: LONG-RANGE IRIS RECOGNITION SYSTEM CAN IDENTIFY A PERSON 40 FEET AWAY
Like similar biometric technologies — fingerprint or facial recognition systems — the Carnegie Mellon project uses mathematical pattern-recognition techniques. The technology captures images from a live photographic or video feed and runs them through a database to find a potential match.
TSA ridiculously instructs Disneyland employees to flag “excessive laughter” or “wearing a disguise” as signs of terrorism
America’s agency of federally approved airport perverts, itchy-finger crotch-grabbers and power trip egomaniacs now has a whole new job: brainwashing the minds of Disneyland employees with its quack science “behavior detection program” to spot terrorists.
30,000 Domestic Drones to Fill Our Skies, Civil Liberties at Risk
“ACLU, among other civil liberties groups, is expressing grave concern for civilian privacy, as the legislation does not restrict drone surveillance activities by police and federal government agencies.”
Suspicious defense lawyer in a police whistle-blower case finds malware on external hard drive supplied by police lawyer in discovery
“The technology expert found four Trojans on the hard drive. “These Trojans were designed to steal passwords, install malicious software and give someone else command and control of the infected computer,” Campbell says in a brief supporting his motion for sanctions (PDF).”
See more at: http://xrepublic.tv/node/12912
Washington state school district removes 143 students over vaccine law
“The Spokane Public Schools, the state’s second-largest district, made the decision after a measles epidemic in which more than 150 people fell ill across the United States, and a whooping cough outbreak in the state’s eastern city.”
Isaiah Rider pleads for help after being kidnapped and abused by profit-driven medical system
Isaiah was kidnapped by the hospital after his mother requested a second opinion on a medical diagnosis and treatment plan. Because Isaiah has a disability, the federal government pays extra for “treatments.” Isaiah, like many children in America today, quickly became a cash cow for the hospital which was working in conspiracy with state officials to act as the new “parents” for Isaiah.
“CPS took Isaiah away from her and put him into foster care for a while, where he says he was later sexually abused and traumatized — a crime for which the protective services personnel allegedly did not report for months.”
“Smart” Meters & Surveillance: What Are Your Rights Worth?
Former CIA director General David Petraeus: “We have the ability to spy on your households through your appliances. And if we have that ability, we probably will use it.”
SHOCK VIDEO: World’s Worst Cop Admits to Quotas, Falsifying Charges, &; Extorting the Poor
“We don’t have a quota. We have expectations. And what that means is, you will make so many arrests a month, you should write so many tickets a month, and you should haul so many dumbasses to jail a month. If we’re gonna pay you $100,000 a year, we should expect something back from you, shouldn’t we?” says the officer.”
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/shock-video-3-minutes-cop-admits-quotas-falsifying-charges-extorting-poor/#8YZEmFDzF4j7ZtY8.99
Uniformed Predators in the ER: The Scapegoating of Doug Towell
“According to Boise County Sheriff Ben Roeber, David Lee – whose actions caused the accident — is still a reserve deputy. He has been cited for unsafe operation of an emergency vehicle, a violation that carries a $40 fine.”
“Doug Towell has been charged with Aggravated Driving under the Influence, a felony that carries a potential prison sentence of 15 years in prison.”
“One need not be bent double beneath the weight of cynicism to suspect that the criminal charge was inspired, at least in part, by a desire to head off a potentially troublesome lawsuit – just as the Boise County deputies who visited Doug in the ER immediately treated him as a suspect, rather than a victim.”
Feds Admit Medical Pot Works on Brain Tumors — but They’re Going After Users Anyway –“The Justice Department is ignoring the will of the voters, defying Congress, and breaking the law”
“The report — coming from a government-backed group with annual budget of over $1 billion — arrives at an awkward time for the administration following an announcement by the Department of Justice this week that it will continue to prosecute medical marjiuana cases against individuals in defiance of Congress.”
Louisiana Makes It Illegal To Use Cash To Buy Used Goods
“House bill 195 basically says those who buy and sell second hand goods cannot use cash to make those transactions, and it flew so far under the radar most businesses don’t even know about it.”
8 Things You Wouldn’t Think Are Spying On You, But Are
As used in this order, the term critical infrastructure means systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.
Google ‘Thought Police’ to rank websites based on their “truth”
IN THE NEAR FUTURE THE PRO-OBAMA SEARCH GIANT PLANS TO RANK WEBSITES BASED ON THEIR SO-CALLED TRUTHFULNESS
Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times in Last 14 Days
“The security researcher released a warning against the alarming approach: “Your location [data] has been shared 5,398 times with Facebook, GO Launcher EX, Groupon and seven other [applications] in the last 14 days.”
MSNBC correspondent Jeremy Lancaster sat down with government official Darrin Cornia to discuss recent rumors that have been in circulation in regard to registered motorcycle owners being placed on a classified FBI gang list.
“My research has found that microwave weapons are targeted on middle class troublemakers and researchers who cause problems for the establishment. Russian and American research has found that pulse modulated microwaves (as used for mobile phones) can, when modulated with ELF which mimics specific brain patterns change the behaviour of the victim at the flick of a switch. It has been found that UK security police, such as MI5 use the 450 MHz frequency used for this research (legally allowed to be used by the police) for behavioural control. A vast catalogue of mind control frequencies in the MHz range, FM radio, TV and mobile phone frequencies, have been measured, which are used in the UK for mind control and killing or disabling victims: 147, 153, 197, 199, 447, 453, 456, 466, 853, 883, 884, 887… Symptoms can be depression, befuddled thinking, loss of memory, stress, not being able to cope, manic behaviour, schizophrenia, nervous breakdowns, physical collapse, brain and nervous system damage, heart attacks, cancer…”
“Microwave weapons that turn people into stressed, confused, submissive zombies are being used in Britain’s inner cities. Developed by the communists, microwave weapons similar to microwave ovens have since the 1980s, been targeted on inner city council estates. These weapons transmit extremely low frequency (ELF) signals which mimic natural brain waves; at the flick of a switch, all the people around these microwave transmitters are turned into submissive zombies who cannot think clearly, become depressed, apathetic and want to lounge around all day doing nothing: the inner city malaise found on Britain’s streets.”
See more at: http://www.whale.to/b/rifat.html
“In this video Luke Rudkowski goes over the latest attack on free speech that is threatening the existence of WeAreChange. We break down what actions have been taken against WeAreChange behind the scenes and how you the audience can fight back to keep us alive and around.”
The financial stream stops when accounts are stopped.
Obama Administration considers independent journalists to be ‘enemies of the state,’ warn reporters
SC National Guard Drills Door-to-Door “Wellness Checks”
“On March 7, 2015, the state-wide drill, entitled Operation Vigilant Guard, took place under the pretext of preparation for the inevitable destruction a hurricane would bring to South Carolina. According to reports in the local media, the drills were based on the premise of the landfall of a Category 4 hurricane and “how they’d respond to get citizens help” in such an event.”
“Nazi fascism is deeply rooted in the belief that the state owns your body — a belief now shared by Sen. Steiner Hayward. Under the banner of ‘science,’ Nazi scientists readily endorsed all the following “medical science” policies while claiming they were all necessary for the ‘greater good of society.’”
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/microwave-weapons-are-being-used-against-civilians-in-the-uk-and-us/#Y2yzTvcJexRwsRYh.99
“The first-ever attempt by US record-keepers to estimate the number of uncounted “law enforcement homicides” exposed previous official tallies as capturing less than half of the real picture. The new estimate – an average of 928 people killed by police annually over eight recent years, compared to 383 in published FBI data – amounted to a more glaring admission than ever before of the government’s failure to track how many people police kill.”
“In my years of researching underground bases I have discussed several locations in previous editorials which are being used by the military and our elected officials in Washington, as a place to continue the government and military operations in the event of a nuclear attack or other major disaster. Originally these were referred to as part of the “Continuity of Government.”
Read more here: http://www.theufochronicles.com/2015/03/fema-secrets.html
By Sartre | BATR.org
“The worst fears of all free speech proponents are upon us. The Verizon suit against the Federal Communications Commission, appellate decision sets the stage for a Supreme Court review. The Wall Street Journal portrays the ruling in financial terms: “A federal court has tossed out the FCC’s “open internet” rules, and now internet service providers are free to charge companies like Google and Netflix higher fees to deliver content faster.”
“The Justice Department and local law enforcement agencies insist that the only reason for their secrecy is to prevent suspects from learning how the devices work and devising methods to thwart them.”
“But a court filing recently uncovered by the ACLU suggests another reason for the secrecy: the fact that stingrays can disrupt cellular service for any phone in their vicinity—not just targeted phones—as well as any other mobile devices that use the same cellular network for connectivity as the targeted phone.”
“Because he can’t get Congress to approve the things that he wants to do, Barack Obama has apparently decided to rule by decree for the rest of his time in the White House. One of Obama’s latest moves is to try to ban some of the most popular ammunition for the most popular rifle in America. Previously, the Obama administration attempted unsuccessfully to ban the AR-15. That didn’t work, so now Obama is going after the ammunition.”
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/obama-killed-the-pipeline-seized-the-internet-is-cutting-off-your-ammo-in-just-one-week/#qP4mx8x4EDdUv7Ck.99
“They were kicked in the genitals while helpless and bound, put in ‘kennels for humans’, and they heard the bloodcurdling screams of other helpless victims while they thought they would never see the light of day again.”
“One man named Brock Terry was caught with five pounds of cannabis, and ended up being shackled to the “little circular thing behind the bench”, arms spread open, being fed only twice in 3 days. The Chicago police are known for turning up the temperature in the facility to extremely high temperatures, and then depriving victims of water while they are tied up, arms extended.”
“I sat in that place for three days, man – with no talking, no calls to nobody,” Terry said. “They call police stations, I’m not there, I’m not there.”
(Three days is pretty horrible. Victims of COVERT HARASSMENT do not EVER GET FREE.)
“As of yesterday afternoon, most people had not heard about this event. I am not surprised as similar events transpired in both Florida and Oklahoma, AT THE SAME TIME!”
“For those of us that have covered events such as this, we can often smell a cover-up when we see the repetitive use of a key word or phrase. In this case, the key word is “vandals”. In this instance, the implied use of the word “vandal” is designed to indicate that whomever attacked these cables, presumably owned by Century Link, were amateurs who were engaged in some kind of prank. As I investigated further, it became clear that this was a well-coordinated and well planned attack by persons with expertise related to the attack. Further, whomever did this had to have had specialized equipment to cut through these cables. The simple act of just finding where these cables also required specialized knowledge.”
“Additionally, at briefings held by the FBI in 2005, two of the men stated that they were told if it was necessary to invoke martial law, they would take down all communications so dissidents targeted for arrest could not warn each other.”
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/attack-on-arizonas-internet-was-the-beta-test-for-the-implementation-of-martial-law/#VlFAvMAyLlDVEAFX.99
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Church was taken into custody along with Jared Chase and Brent Vincent Betterly on May 16, 2012 after the three took part in a protest against the NATO summit in Chicago which was infiltrated by officers.
Church’s experience was apparently standard for the operation. Ackerman writes:
The secretive warehouse is the latest example of Chicago police practices that echo the much-criticized detention abuses of the US war on terrorism. While those abuses impacted people overseas, Homan Square – said to house military-style vehicles, interrogation cells and even a cage – trains its focus on Americans, most often poor, black and brown. […]
“It’s sort of an open secret among attorneys that regularly make police station visits, this place – if you can’t find a client in the system, odds are they’re there,” said Chicago lawyer Julia Bartmes.
“Between 2015 and 2017, the Pentagon will have the ability to decipher human voices in surveillance audio even if background noise makes the covertly recorded conversations inaudible.”
“This may bring to mind the surveillance audio secretly recorded through our smartphones when they are in our pockets. On or off, we know now that our conversations are being recorded by a wide array of electronic devices, and our conversations we used to consider private are actually being stored in data collection facilities like the one in Utah aptly titled the ‘Utah Data Center’.”
But before trial, his defense team detected investigators’ use of a secret surveillance tool, one that raises significant privacy concerns. In an unprecedented move, a state judge ordered the police to show the device —a cell-tower simulator sometimes called a StingRay — to the attorneys.
Rather than show the equipment, the state offered McKenzie a plea bargain.
See more at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/secrecy-around-police-surveillance-equipment-proves-a-cases-undoing/2015/02/22/ce72308a-b7ac-11e4-aa05-1ce812b3fdd2_story.html?hpid=z1
“According to the Guardian, Richard Zuley obtained at least one wrongful murder conviction by methods that he would later use at Guantanamo Bay: Prolonged shackling in “stress positions,” threats against family members, threats that the accused could be subject to the death penalty if they did not confess and demands that those under torture implicate themselves and others.”
“The revelations, declared the Guardian, express “a continuum between police abuses in urban America” and the torture perpetrated in the name of the war on terror. The case of Zuley is hardly an aberration, however. The American ruling class presides over a country that incarcerates a greater percentage of its population than any other in the world, where the brutal treatment of prisoners is a daily reality.”
“A recent report from the ACLU, for example, documents the horrific conditions facing over 80,000 people in solitary confinement in the US prison system, including the mentally ill, mentally handicapped and children. The barbaric practice has been declared a form of torture by the United Nations.”
“Nothing’s driving the acquisition of data faster than, well, driving. As new technology makes its way into vehicles, so does the apparent desire to harvest information about the vehicle itself. Between the outside harvesting (automatic plate readers that gather plate/location data, as well as photos of vehicle occupants) and the “inside” transmissions, there’s very little any number of unknown entities won’t know about a person’s driving habits.”
“Top secret documents previously provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have revealed that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), broke into the network of the world’s largest SIM card maker to compromise global communications.”
– See more at: http://xrepublic.tv/node/12303#sthash.vsrkgUNr.dpuf
“A few days before Christmas, approximately 3,000 people showed up at the Mall of America with something besides shopping on their minds. The activists sat in the rotunda, chanting about police violence against Black Americans. It was a peaceful event. Only a handful of those 3,000 people were arrested that day at the site of the protest. But a nasty campaign of police intimidation and harassment against the organizers, which began before the event itself, is ramping up into full gear.”
Russian cyber-security company Kaspersky says it has discovered a global hacking group, which has managed to stay hidden for years. WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson says that after such revelations there is no trust in privacy and security in the modern world.
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/surprise-that-nsa-has-tech-capable-to-infiltrate-air-gapped-computers/#4zmQQlQv8cJbFflc.99
“A radar system that can see inside houses has been secretly purchased by at least 50 law enforcement agencies across the country, USA Today reports.”
– See more at: http://xrepublic.tv/node/12267#sthash.k3zP5wgW.dpuf
Government Built Spy-Access Into Most Popular Consumer Program Before 9/11
“The data index, kept by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is based on something all federal agencies keep called Enterprise Data Inventories (EDIs). The inventories detail the information that a given agency holds.”
“Friday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” FCC commissioner Ajit Pai said President Barack Obama is about to succeed in his attempt to take “alarmingly unprecedented direct involvement” into the FCC’s plan to regulate the internet, which he explained will mean “billions of dollars in new taxes,” slower broadband speeds and “less competition.”
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/fcc-commish-obama-taking-unprecedented-direct-control-over-internet-changes/#6jZIy0Mej3kjqLa2.99
“Being curious about the recent Samsung SmartTV stories, I connected my SmartTV through an old-fashioned HUB (copies all traffic to every port; unlike a switch) to my router. This allowed me to capture all traffic to/from my TV through my laptop’s ethernet port.”
“With this technology, it’s almost like the police have a time machine.”
“Its new generation of camera technology is far more powerful than the police cameras to which America has grown accustomed. But these newer cameras have sparked some privacy concerns.”
– See more at: http://xrepublic.tv/node/7337#sthash.hxaT5e91.dpuf
“The U.S. government made twice as many requests for Twitter user information in the last half of 2014 compared with the year before, according to a detailed report out from Twitter this week.”
“Over the Christmas season, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) quietly announced that America was walking down that path. By 2016, all domestic air travel will require either a traditional passport or a federally-compliant ID card called “Real ID.” State driver’s licenses will no longer allow Americans access to domestic flights, as they do now.Real ID will constitute an internal passport. (The drop-date date is commonly reported as January.)”
“The rating system, part of a 36-page document dated May 2014 and titled “Countering Violent Extremism: A Guide for Practitioners and Analysts,” suggests that police, social workers and educators rate individuals on a scale of one to five in categories such as: “Expressions of Hopelessness, Futility,” “Talk of Harming Self or Others,” and “Connection to Group Identity (Race, Nationality, Religion, Ethnicity).”
“The British government has put forward a plan to begin monitoring signs of radicalization at the pre-school level, and in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, children in France as young as eight years old have been detained and questioned by police for allegedly espousing radical views.”
“A wide-ranging privacy bill introduced in the Florida House would prohibit the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) without a warrant in most cases, and further ban retention of any legally-collected data, effectively blocking a federal program tracking millions of cars partly by tapping into ALPRs on a state-level.”
Google’s Safe Browsing List that blocks websites and flags them as containing malware is increasingly used as mechanism for the censoring of independent media and the falsification of history. It is an alarming development that, left unchallenged, puts the survival of any independent newspaper, blog, TV or radio station at risk.. Over the past months the list has apparently been used to target websites critical of U.S.’ involvement in the wars in the Middle East, U.S.’ involvement in Ukraine and independent media who are publishing material that is critical of Zionism.
– See more at: http://xrepublic.tv/node/12186#sthash.7x9Doepg.dpuf
” federal judge has refused to force the FBI to hand over more information about an alleged assassination plot against Occupy Houston activists, reports Courthouse News.”
“Documents released by the ACLU this morning show that the DEA is also using the license plate readers (LPRs) on which this system relies to capture photographs of a vehicles’ passengers. The images can then be run through facial recognition software.”
“We are inevitably going to collect the communications of some US persons either because they’re talking to our foreign targets or in some limited circumstances because we cannot technically separate the communications we’re looking for from others”, Litt explained.
“Until recently, Mr. Duncan spent eight months in jail on “gang conspiracy” charges arising from several shootings in San Diego from May 2013 to February 2014. Prosecutors admit he wasn’t at the scene of the crimes, and they have no evidence linking him to the shootings. Mr. Duncan, who has no criminal record, also says he had no knowledge of the crimes. But the district attorney charged him all the same because he raps about shootings.”
“That’s not only absurd; it’s a blatant violation of the First Amendment.”
Concerning reality TV, journalist Chris Weller explains:
Producers have become so good at their job of constructing a cohesive narrative, one that imitates life – albeit, dramatically so – that the narrative ends up compelling life to imitate it. This is an important distinction…. drama doesn’t emerge accidentally. It’s intentional. But not everyone knows that.
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) and Smart Grid technologies will together be aggressively integrated into the developed world’s socioeconomic fabric with little-if-any public or governmental oversight. This is the overall opinion of a new report by the Federal Trade Commission, which has announced a series of “recommendations” to major utility companies and transnational corporations heavily invested in the IoT and Smart Grid, suggesting that such technologies should be rolled out almost entirely on the basis of “free market” principles so as not to stifle “innovation.”
“As with the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, the FTC functions to provide the semblance of democratic governance and studied concern as it allows corporate monied interests and prerogatives to run roughshod over the body politic.”
“Almost two decades ago media sociologist Rick Crawford defined Smart Grid technology as “real time residential power line surveillance” (RRPLS).”
” In late 2011, I copied and pasted a link to a publicly-available file, which chat transcripts introduced in court showed that I initially believed to contain the same leaked corporate emails I’d long been in the habit of reviewing for my Guardian articles. The file turned out to contain customer data, including credit card numbers. Although the government’s own forensics showed that I never opened the file, the D.O.J. contended (PDF) that I had thereby engaged in 11 counts of aggravated identity theft, punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of 22 years in federal prison.”
“Instead, I will merely point out the other major scandal inherent to this case, one which has so far gone largely unreported—that in addition to having lost the “right to link” journalists have also now lost the “right to quote.””
” I will spend the rest of my life in a strange state of post-cyberpunk indentured servitude to an amoral private intelligence firm that’s perhaps best known for having spied on Bhopal activists on behalf of Dow Chemical. That the prosecution did not quite manage to articulate how I did any damage to this particular company did not seem to dissuade U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay in this matter.”
My Post Cyberpunk Indentured Servitude
“Without privacy…we can’t have civilization. Think about it.”
“Terrorism is people who are dissatisfied to the point of laying down their lives.”
“What we need is people who are capable of communicating.”
“Being a hacker, I could not help myself.” John McAfee
“It will attempt to draw the best talent from the regulars and reserves and will also allow civilians with specialist skills to operate alongside their military counterparts.”
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/psychological-warfare-new-british-elite-unit-to-specialize-in-shaping-behavior-on-social-media/#aW6QtzxjrVqo1l4V.99
Murders reached a historic low in NYC for 2014; overall crime was down across the board by nearly 5%; hell, even the holiday slowdown didn’t really lead to any additional crime. So clearly, now is the time when NYC really needs to implement a new anti-terrorism program which would empower a team of NYPD officers to roam around the city carrying machine guns. What could go wrong?
“Asked for his assessment of the surveillance program by The Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald, Ron Deibert, director of University of Toronto-based Internet security think tank Citizen Lab, said LEVITATION illustrates just how powerful the world’s intelligence agencies have become and described their myriad spy tools as a “giant X-ray machine over all our digital lives.”
“After reviewing the details of the program, Deibert said, “Every single thing that you do – in this case uploading/downloading files to these sites – that act is being archived, collected and analyzed.”
“…Canada’s spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment, has been operating a covert, mass surveillance program designed to monitor the downloads of millions of Internet users around the world.”
“The only rule needed for governing free speech is this: Everything is permitted, as long as one does not call for, promote, condone or justify the violation of the civil rights of others. Since all acts that really threaten the public peace, like calls for a violent revolution, insurrection, putsch, riot, pogrom, ethnic cleansing, etc, are at once calls for the violation of the civil rights of others, the concept of “the public peace” becomes obsolete and can no longer be misused by the authorities to stifle legitimate peaceful yet controversial views.”
”It’s the Border Patrol stations that are doing the actual collections” of iris and face images from individuals processed through Customs and Border Patrol stations, Ken Fritzsche,director of the identity technology division at the DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management, told Nextgov. He spoke Tuesday at the 2015 Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement conference.”