Saturday, October 21, 2017

Trump Says He Will Release Final Set of Documents on Kennedy Assassination



President Trump has decided to release a final batch of thousands of classified government documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Mr. Trump announced in a tweet on Saturday morning.



The release of the information being held in secret at the National Archives — including several thousand never-before-seen documents — was mandated to occur by Oct. 26 under a 1992 law that sought to quell conspiracy theories about the assassination.

Mr. Trump has the power to block the release of the documents, and intelligence agencies have pressured him to do so for at least some of them. The agencies are concerned that information contained in some of the documents could damage national security interests.

The president did not make clear what he meant when he said in his tweet that the release of the documents would be “subject to the receipt of further information.” A White House official did not immediately respond to emails seeking clarification.

Conspiracy theorists have long clamored for what they hope will be evidence to prove that the government covered up the truth about the assassination. This week, Roger J. Stone, a friend of Mr. Trump’s, told Alex Jones, the radio host and conspiracy theorist, that Mr. Stone had directly urged the president to release all the documents.

“I had the opportunity to make the case directly to the president of the United States by phone as to why I believe it is essential that he release the balance of the currently redacted and classified J.F.K. assassination documents,” Mr. Stone said on Mr. Jones’s radio program.



https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/us/politics/trump-jfk-assassination-classified.html

NHL to install facial recognition cameras to limit their liability



According to an article in TSN, The National Hockey League (NHL) plans to install facial recognition cameras in their arenas.

The above video, is a perfect example of how law enforcement uses our fears of terror to justify losing our privacy.

Retired, Secret Service agent Mike Verden, claims the NHL’s facial recognition cameras are for everyone’s safety. Near the end of the video, he reveals that unnamed sports teams are secretly using facial recognition cameras to spy on fans.

Fyi, Mr. Verden is the owner of the Lake Forest Security Group which profits from increased security at sports stadiums.

The NHL plans to identify everyone, the moment they walk through their doors.

“We can identify someone literally as they walk through the door. Identification happens within a few seconds. Then you can intercept them right then” Peter Trepp, chief executive of FaceFirst Inc., said.

Why do sports league’s want to install facial recognition cameras?

By installing facial recognition cameras they hope to limit their liability, in case of a terrorist attack.

http://hpub.org/NHL_to_install_facial_recognition_cameras_to_limit_their_liability-61356/

NYPD Tells Judge Its $25 Million Forfeiture Database Has No Backup



The NYPD is actively opposed to transparency. It does all it can to thwart outsiders from accessing any info about the department's inner workings. This has led to numerous lawsuits from public records requesters. It has also led to a long-running lawsuit featuring the Bronx Defenders, which has been trying to gain access to civil forfeiture documents for years.
The NYPD has repeatedly claimed it simply cannot provide the records the Bronx Defenders (as well as other records requesters) have requested. Not because it doesn't want to, even though it surely doesn't. But because it can't.

The department has spent $25 million on a forfeiture tracking system that can't even do the one thing it's supposed to do: track forfeitures. The Property and Evidence Tracking System (PETS) is apparently so complex and so badly constructed, the NYPD can't compile the records being sought.
Oddly enough, the Bronx Defenders has pieced together enough data from the NYPD's broken PETS (along with other public records) to at least point out the glaring discrepancy between what the department publicly claims it has in its forfeiture accounts and what the database says it does.

At the hearing, the NYPD claimed that it only legally forfeited $11,653 in currency last year — that is, gone to court and actually made a case as to why the NYPD should be taking this money.
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In the accounting summaries which the Bronx Defenders submitted as part of its testimony, the NYPD reports that as of December 2013, its property clerk had almost $69 million in seized cash on hand. This amount had been carried over from previous years, showing an annual accumulation of seized cash that has reached an enormous amount. The documents also show that each month, the five property clerk’s offices across the city took in tens of thousands of dollars in cash, ultimately generating over $6 million in revenue for the department.


https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171019/09132838439/nypd-tells-judge-25-million-forfeiture-database-has-no-backup.shtml

Friday, October 20, 2017

What Is Sustainable Development?

Decades of secrecy end soon if Trump allows release of last JFK assassination records



Generations of professional and amateur sleuths have spent decades steeped in the details of the JFK assassination. In coming days, they’ll be able to pore through thousands more files kept classified for 54 years — unless President Donald Trump steps in.

Those who are sure that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone are eager for vindication and new jigsaw pieces to fill the void spots in the puzzle. So are those who blame the mob, Fidel Castro, the Soviets or the military-industrial complex.

Lost on neither camp is the fact that the authority to decide which secrets to keep sealed for another decade or more rests with a president known for indulging conspiracy theories.

The deadline is Oct. 26, set by Congress a quarter-century ago after Oliver Stone’s conspiracy-minded JFK movie reignited demands to open the files on John F. Kennedy’s murder in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2017/10/19/decades-secrecy-end-soon-trump-allows-release-last-jfk-assassination-records

Thursday, October 19, 2017

No Agenda: Thursday (10-19-17) Episode 974 - iPoop

Clinton Foundation Did Not Report Russian Uranium One Payments, Wall Street Analyst Argues



Scandal may cost Clintons their fortune and jail time

As Senator Chuck Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Committee are starting to evaluate public disclosures of the Clinton Foundation and of its affiliate in Canada, the Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (“CGSGI”), Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel, in a detailed analysis of Clinton Foundation financial accounting reports, reveals what he believes is a systematic pattern of fraud designed to hide payments the Clinton Foundation reportedly received related to the Uranium One deal.

To stress the gravity of the Clinton Foundation’s Russian Uranium One scandal, Ortel told Infowars.com that he believes Clinton Foundation financial reports are criminally fraudulent in failing to report payments received in relation to the Russian Uranium One Scandal — a criminal omission Ortel believes could cause the Clintons their fortune and leave them no option but to face jail time.

In other words, the campaign chant “Lock Her Up!” may still be a reality looming for Hillary Clinton.

https://newswars.com/clinton-foundation-did-not-report-russian-uranium-one-payments-wall-street-analyst-argues



The mystery of disgraced CIA spymaster James Angleton’s “retirement”



Soon after legendary spymaster and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) counterintelligence chief James Jesus Angleton’s intelligence career supposedly ended with his forced retirement in December 1974 due to the exposure of CIA wrongdoing, he returned to the Agency, where counterintelligence operations reportedly remained under his purview until late 1975.

Documents obtained by obtained by MIT national security researcher Ryan Shapiro and shared exclusively with MuckRock show that the Agency soon signed a Top Secret contract with Angleton after his much publicized firing. The documents also show that both Angleton and CIA Director Colby gave misleading testimony to the Church Committee about this. A previously classified internal CIA History also raises doubts about the nature of Angleton’s contract work by contradicting CIA’s public statements. Part one of this article explores his rehiring and the lies directly surrounding it, while later parts will reexamines CIA’s “war in heaven” including the possibly libelous “Monster Plot” report and the circumstances surrounding Angleton’s fall from grace.

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/oct/19/angleton-return/

DOJ... Investigate The Clintons!

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like



Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”

This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police. So can inviting too many people to your wedding, or naming your child Muhammad or Medina.

Driving or taking a bus to a neighboring town, you’d hit checkpoints where armed police officers might search your phone for banned apps like Facebook or Twitter, and scroll through your text messages to see if you had used any religious language.

You would be particularly worried about making phone calls to friends and family abroad. Hours later, you might find police officers knocking at your door and asking questions that make you suspect they were listening in the whole time.

For millions of people in China’s remote far west, this dystopian future is already here. China, which has already deployed the world’s most sophisticated internet censorship system, is building a surveillance state in Xinjiang, a four-hour flight from Beijing, that uses both the newest technology and human policing to keep tabs on every aspect of citizens’ daily lives. The region is home to a Muslim ethnic minority called the Uighurs, who China has blamed for forming separatist groups and fueling terrorism. Since this spring, thousands of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities have disappeared into so-called political education centers, apparently for offenses from using Western social media apps to studying abroad in Muslim countries, according to relatives of those detained.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/meghara/the-police-state-of-the-future-is-already-here

American Pravda, New York Times Part IV: New York Times Company Culture Revealed: "Everyone hates Trump"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

YouTube Admits To Censoring Independent News Channels

Senate Judiciary opens probe into Obama-era Russian nuclear bribery case



The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee chairman, on Wednesday raised the issue in public during questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an oversight hearing.

The senator cited a series of The Hill stories that showed the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear officials were involved in a racketeering scheme as early as 2009, well before the uranium deal was approved.

"According to government documents and recent news reports, the Justice Department had an ongoing criminal investigation for bribery, extortion, money laundering, into officials for a Russian company making purchase of Uranium One," Grassley said. "That purchase was approved during previous administration and resulted in Russians owning 20 percent of America's uranium mining capacity.

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355957-senate-judiciary-opens-probe-into-obama-era-russian-nuclear-bribery

UK spies using social media data for mass surveillance



Privacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people.

It has also obtained letters it says show the intelligence agencies’ oversight body had not been informed that UK intelligence agencies had shared bulk databases of personal data with foreign governments, law enforcement and industry — raising concerns about effective oversight of the mass surveillance programs.

The documents have come out as a result of an ongoing legal challenge Privacy International has brought against UK intelligence agencies’ use of bulk personal data collection as an investigatory power. (The group also has various other active legal challenges, including to state hacking).

It says now that the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office (IPCO) oversight body “sought immediate inspection when secret practices came to light” as a result of its litigation.

The use by UK spooks of so-called bulk personal datasets (BPDs) — aka massive databases of personal information — was only publicly revealed in March 2015, via an Intelligence and Security Committee report, which also raised various concerns about their use.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/17/uk-spies-using-social-media-data-for-mass-surveillance/

Sean Hannity: Russia Uranium Scandal - Nuclear Bribery - Big Russia Boomerang? (10-17-17)



Sean Hannity Destroyed Hillary Clinton and Laid the Groundwork for a Multi-Count Indictment

In his Opening Monologue, Sean Hannity said that those looking for collusion between President Trump and the Kremlin are pointing at the wrong administration.

Hannity said President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are the ones guilty of collusion.

He said that in 2009, the FBI found evidence of a Russian bribery plot prior to Clinton's Uranium One deal.

In 2010, Clinton signed off on the deal and Vladimir Putin gained control of 20 percent of America's uranium.

Hannity said that five years later, only one person, a Russian citizen, was charged by the feds for their participation in the bribery scheme.