Tuesday, August 31, 2010

7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction

7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction is a brand new, independent feature-length documentary exploring many of the questions and conspiracy theories about 7/7, the 7th July 2005 London Bombings.

The film places the debate about 7/7 firmly in the context of the history of Western-backed covert operations. The first half of the film examines three periods from the 20th century: Central America in the 1950s and 1960s(CIA coups in Guatemala and Cuba); Italy during the Cold War (NATO's Operation Gladio); Afghanistan and the Balkans in the 1980s and 1990s (Operation Cyclone and the wars in the former Yugoslavia).

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DEAD SPOOKS: CARNABY, UNDERHILL, CASEY, COLBY, WILLIAMS

Gareth Williams was a UK spy "who made regular trips to the US National Security Agency."

On 23 August 2010, the police found his body in an MI6 flat near to MI6 HQ in London.

Mr Williams was a top-level cryptologist helping to oversee a network called Echelon, which links satellites and super-computers in Britain and the US with those of other key allies.

"Echelon now eavesdrops on terror suspects and drug dealers, and searches for other political and diplomatic intelligence."

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Dead Codebreaker Was Linked to NSA Intercept Case

A top British codebreaker found mysteriously dead last week in his flat had worked with the NSA and British intelligence to intercept e-mail messages that helped convict would-be bombers in the U.K., according to a news report.

Gareth Williams, 31, made repeated visits to the U.S. to meet with the National Security Agency and worked closely with British and U.S. spy agencies to intercept and examine communications that passed between an al Qaeda official in Pakistan and three men who were convicted last year of plotting to bomb transcontinental flights, according to the British paper the Mirror.

By Kim Zetter/Wired
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Department of Justice Lists Survivalists, Constitutionalists in Extremism Guide

A recent Department of Justice guide for investigators of criminal and extremist groups lists “constitutionalists” and “survivalists” alongside organizations like Al-Qaeda and the Aryan Brotherhood. The 120-page, “Law Enforcement Sensitive” guide to “Investigating Terrorism and Criminal Extremism – Terms and Concepts” describes itself as “a glossary designed primarily as a tool for criminal justice professionals to enhance their understanding of words relating to extremist terminology, phrases, activities, symbols, organizations, and selected names that they may encounter while conducting criminal investigations or prosecutions of members of extremist organizations.”

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Government Think Tank Calls For Infiltrating Conspiracy Websites

Furious that state involvement in major terror attacks is being exposed to a wider audience than ever before via the Internet, a UK think tank closely affiliated with the Downing Street has called for authorities to infiltrate conspiracy websites in an effort to “increase trust in the government”.

“A Demos report published today, The Power of Unreason, argues that secrecy surrounding the investigation of events such as the 9/11 New York attacks and the 7/7 bombings in London merely adds weight to unsubstantiated claims that they were “inside jobs,” reports the London Independent.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

“The Secret of Oz”

The economy of the U.S. is in a deflationary spiral. Nothing can stop it -- except monetary reform.

Annie Machon: my so-called life as a spy

There are distinct cultures within each of the three major UK spy agencies: MI5, the UK domestic security service; MI6, the overseas intelligence organisation; and GCHQ, the Government Communications HQ.

MI6 officers, as people who may have to work independently and undercover abroad, tend to be confident, individualistic and “ethically flexible”, while MI5 officers need to co-ordinate a broad range of resources and people to run an operation, which requires greater team-building. Of the three agencies, GCHQ remains the most secretive and inward-looking, and is staffed predominantly with “boffin” types. Williams, with his mathematical skills and loner tendencies, would be a typical employee.
By Annie Machon/Telegraph
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9/11′s forgotten victims: ‘We’re living in a toxic time bomb’

The New York City Department of Health has already recorded 817 deaths of World Trade Center (WTC) responders from illnesses generated by working on the site. But as well as the official figures, there are currently another 20,000 recorded sick by the WTC Medical Monitoring Treatment and Environmental programmes.

And this is only the tip of the iceberg. According to the World Trade Center Health Registry, 410,000 people were heavily exposed to WTC toxins causing restrictive respiratory illnesses and cancers, which changes 11 September from a terrorist attack into a full-blown environmental disaster on the scale of Chernobyl, where the initial toll was overshadowed by deaths and illnesses that were still occurring up to 20 years later.

Lorien Haynes/Mail Online
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rare Hunter S. Thompson Documentary Surfaces on YouTube

Since his suicide at his Colorado ranch, Thompson seems more present than ever. A number of competing biographies have filled the stores, several new films about the man have flickered into the theaters, DVD shelves and bit torrent sites, and nary a week goes by that we don’t stumble across some bit of news regarding the troubled production of the Johnny Depp film of Hunter’s first novel, The Rum Diary.

In the midst of all the hubbub, I overlooked a grimy little treasure: The Crazy Never Die. Crazy’ is an odd film with a strange provenance that gives the viewer a front-row seat at a rather lucid 80’s-era university lecture by Thompson.

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Veterans’ group: CIA blocking lawsuit over experiments on troops

An advocacy group working on behalf of Vietnam veterans has asked a federal judge in California to sanction the CIA, saying the spy agency has been blocking efforts to uncover its role in alleged experiments on US soldiers from the 1950s to 1970s.

The lawsuit described it as a "vast program of human experimentation" that was "shrouded in secrecy" and carried out without the informed consent of the experiment subjects.

"In 1970, [the CIA] provided Congress with an alphabetical list showing that they had tested 145 drugs during Projects Bluebird, Artichoke, MKULTRA and MKDELTA," the lawsuit stated, as quoted at Courthouse News.

By Daniel Tencer/Raw Story
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Fidel Castro claims Osama bin Laden is a US spy

Former Cuban president says the 9/11 mastermind is in the pay of the CIA and cites WikiLeaks as his source
He made his comments during a meeting with Daniel Estulin, the author of three books about the secretive Bilderberg Club which includes men such as Henry Kissinger, the former US secretary of state, leading European officials and business executives. Estulin says that the club is form of secret world government, manipulating economies and political systems.

Chris McGreal/Guardian
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Friday, August 27, 2010

US Attempts To Extradite 9/11 FEMA Videographer Kurt Sonnenfeld From Argentina

Kurt Sonnenfeld, a man who was provided provisory refugee status seven years ago, is now wanted by the US government on murder charges.

He is the only cameraman that filmed crucial images of Ground Zero in New York after the Twin Towers collapsed.

Sonnenfeld, who lives in Buenos Aires with his Argentine family, says the footage proves that 9/11 was a lie. He still has the 22-hour footage that US authorities want.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ex-FBI Agent Don Adams Reveals Evidence of Multiple Shooters in JFK Assassination





"Vietnam, Star Wars and 9/11"

Guns and Butter - "Vietnam, Star Wars and 9/11" with Dr. Robert Bowman.
Dr. Bowman discusses his US Air Force experiences in Vietnam in 1968-69; as Director of Advanced Space Programs Development in the Ford and Carter administrations; the 1982 Defense Guidance Document; his public opposition to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) better know as Star Wars during the Ronald Reagan administration; his take on the events of September 11, 2001; and wars of aggression.

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NYC CAN World Video Premiere

After much anticipation, an advertisement featuring footage of Building 7's collapse, soon to be seen on TV screens all over New York City. The "BuildingWhat?" TV Advertising Campaign is a movement-wide effort to blanket New York City with TV ads in the second half of September featuring footage of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7. The campaign is cosponsored by David Ray Griffin, Richard Gage, Niels Harrit, Kevin Ryan, Bob McIlvaine, Manny Badillo, and several other leaders and organizations. The campaign seeks to raise $500,000 in order to expose over one million New Yorkers to footage of Building 7's collapse. The reason why the mainstream media won't air footage of Building 7 is quite simple -- because that footage is the "Zapruder film of 9/11."



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Former FBI Agent Reveals New Angle On Kennedy Assassination


It is a story the corporate media, with the notable exception of one lone Fox News affiliate, refuses to report. A former FBI agent, Don Adams, has compelling evidence Lee Harvey Oswald did not assassinate president John F. Kennedy. Adams was assigned to an FBI office in Thomasville, Georgia, on November 22, 1963. Adams was responsible for investigating Joseph Adams Milteer, described as a radical with connections to the States Rights Party and KKK. Milteer, according to Adams, was involved in Kennedy’s assassination.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Wikileak: CIA Admits US Exports Terror

More amusing is that CIA classifies as “secret” the fact that Irish-Americans provided the bulk of funding for the IRA.
Some Irish-Americans have long provided financial and material support for violent efforts to compel the United Kingdom to relinquish control of Northern Ireland. In the 1880s, Irish-American members of Clan na Gael dynamited Britain’s Scotland Yard, Parliament, and the Tower of London, and detonated bombs at several stations in the London underground.In the twentieth century, Irish-Americans provided most of the financial support sent to the Irish Republican Army (IRA). The US-based Irish Northern Aid Committee (NORAID), founded in the late 1960s, provided the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) with money that was frequently used for arms purchases. Only after repeated high-level British requests and then London’s support for our bombing of Libya in the 1980s did the US Government crack down on Irish-American support for the IRA.

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Wikileaks:CIA Red Cell Memorandum on United States "exporting terrorism"

Wikileaks Release date August 25, 2010.
This CIA "Red Cell" report from February 2, 2010, looks at what will happen if it is internationally understood that the United States is an exporter of terrorism; 'Contrary to common belief, the American export of terrorism or terrorists is not a recent phenomenon, nor has it been associated only with Islamic radicals or people of Middle Eastern, African or South Asian ethnic origin. This dynamic belies the American belief that our free, open and integrated multicultural society lessens the allure of radicalism and terrorism for US citizens.' The report looks at a number cases of US exported terrorism, including attacks by US based or financed Jewish, Muslim and Irish-nationalism terrorists. It concludes that foreign perceptions of the US as an "Exporter of Terrorism" together with US double standards in international law, may lead to noncooperation in renditions (including the arrest of CIA officers) and the decision to not share terrorism related intelligence with the United States.

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The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements.

That is the bizarre — and scary — rule that now applies in California and eight other Western states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers this vast jurisdiction, recently decided the government can monitor you in this way virtually anytime it wants — with no need for a search warrant.

By Adam Cohen/Time
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Operation Paperclip: Nazi Scientists Guilty of War Crimes Smuggled to Boston Harbor, Courtesy of the U.S. Government

Just after World War II ended, U.S. soldiers smuggled the Third Reich’s top scientists and engineers to a Harbor Island fort — just a few miles from downtown Boston — to find out what they knew and what they could do for America in the Cold War.

The prize get, the leader of the pack and the star of the show at Fort Strong was Wernher von Braun, Germany’s uber-engineer of rockets — most notoriously the V-2.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pre-Crime Technology To Be Used In Washington D.C.

Law enforcement agencies in Washington D.C. have begun to use technology that they say can predict when crimes will be committed and who will commit them, before they actually happen.

The technology sifts through a database of thousands of crimes and uses algorithms and different variables, such as geographical location, criminal records and ages of previous offenders, to come up with predictions of where, when, and how a crime could possibly be committed and by who.

Steve Watson/Infowars.net
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Full-Body Scan Technology Deployed In Street-Roving Vans

As the privacy controversy around full-body security scans begins to simmer, it’s worth noting that courthouses and airport security checkpoints aren’t the only places where backscatter x-ray vision is being deployed. The same technology, capable of seeing through clothes and walls, has also been rolling out on U.S. streets.

Andy Greenberg/Forbes
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Steve Jobs Is Watching You: Apple Seeking to Patent Spyware

Essentially, Apple's patent provides for a device to investigate a user's identity, ostensibly to determine if and when that user is "unauthorized," or, in other words, stolen. More specifically, the technology would allow Apple to record the voice of the device's user, take a photo of the device's user's current location or even detect and record the heartbeat of the device's user. Once an unauthorized user is identified, Apple could wipe the device and remotely store the user's "sensitive data." Apple's patent application suggests it may use the technology not just to limit "unauthorized" uses of its phones but also shut down the phone if and when it has been stolen.

However, Apple's new technology would do much more. This patented device enables Apple to secretly collect, store and potentially use sensitive biometric information about you.

by Julie Samuels/EFF
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Psywar

The film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the “elitist theory of democracy” and the relationship between war, propaganda and class.

This film is designed both as an introduction to the concept of psychological warfare by governments against their citizens, and as an exploration of certain dominant themes in American propaganda. Significant time is also devoted to different conceptions of "democracy" as theorized by figures like Walter Lippmann, Edward Bernays and ultimately the founding fathers of the United States itself.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Newburgh Four trial starting

The long-delayed trial of the Newburgh Four has moved back into the courtroom as attorneys on both sides prepare to make their opening statements.

The trial is expected to test the government's use of informants in terrorism cases. Defense attorneys have argued from early on that an informant named Shahed Hussain pushed the four men into a violent plot they had neither the means nor desire to carry out on their own.

By Doyle Murphy/Times Herald-Record
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A View From Space - 9/11

A View from Space radio broadcast from September 15th 2007.
Topic covered: 9/11 (6th anniversary)




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How WikiLeaks Keeps Its Funding Secret

The controversial website WikiLeaks, which argues the cause of openness in leaking classified or confidential documents, has set up an elaborate global financial network to protect a big secret of its own—its funding.

WikiLeaks's lack of financial transparency stands in contrast to the total transparency it seeks from governments and corporations.

By JEANNE WHALEN and DAVID CRAWFORD/Wall St. Journal
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The facial recognition software that will put a name to every photograph in the internet

A software company is developing revolutionary software which provides the ability to identify people from photographs posted on the internet.

Face.com has produced technology that can identify individuals on social networking sites and online galleries by comparing their image against a known picture of them.

It means detailed profiles of individuals can be built up purely from online photographs and critics have said it could lead to exploitation by employers.

By Daily Mail Reporter
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Coast to Coast AM 9/11 debate with Richard Gage and Dave Thomas

On Saturday August 21st, 2010, Richard Gage, AIA from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and Dave Thomas a physicist from New Mexicans for Science and Reason, joined Ian Punnett on Coast to Coast AM for the entire program of 4 hours to debate how the World Trade Center buildings collapsed on September 11, 2001.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wikileaks’ Assange: Pentagon may be behind rape claims

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said in an interview published on Sunday that he believes the Pentagon could be behind a rape accusation against him that was later dropped by Swedish prosecutors.

Agence France-Presse
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Cop says shrink vouched for his sanity days before he was involuntarily committed to a psych ward

A Brooklyn cop crusading against fudged crime stats says an NYPD shrink told him he wasn't crazy just four days before he was hauled into a psych ward against his will.

The revelation - captured on secretly recorded tapes obtained by the Daily News - is the latest development in Officer Adrian Schoolcraft's battle.

The 81st Precinct officer is suing the NYPD for $50 million for trying to shut him up after he blew the whistle on supervisors artificially lowering the crime rate.

BY Rocco Parascandola/DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU CHIEF
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Lockerbie is about Heroin

Lockerbie is about heroin.

More than one group was involved in smuggling heroin out of Lebanon and into the USA using PanAm flights.

Reportedly, these groups included:

A. The group working for Syrian Monzer al Kassar, a CIA asset with reported links to Oliver North and Mohammed Atta. (Monzer al-Kassar - Wikipedia / Madcow Morning News.)

B. Members of the PFLP-GC (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command) which had links to Monzer al Kassar, the CIA asset.

The PFLP-GC bomb-maker Marwan Khreesat was a Jordanian intelligence service (GID) agent with links to the CIA. (Pan Am Flight 103.)

C. The CIA unit known as Corea, which worked with Monzer al Kassar. (Franklin, Dutroux, Mossad, McKee)

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Grayson slams mosque ‘distraction’: Talk about admin that ‘let’ 9/11 happen instead

The debate over a planned Islamic community center several blocks from New York City's World Trade Center site is a "distraction," according to Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL).

Instead, the debate should shift in focus to an examination of the administration which "let it happen."

'It,' of course, being the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

By Stephen C. Webster/Raw Story
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

9/11 skeptics say Assange being manipulated by CIA

Various 9/11 truthers are changing their previously positive opinion of Julian Assange and Wikileaks. He is now being disowned by this clique and even being regarded as a paid agent. …


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Swedish rape warrant for Wikileaks' Assange cancelled

The Swedish Prosecution Authority website said the chief prosecutor had come to the decision that Mr Assange was not suspected of rape.

The warrant was issued late on Friday.

BBC
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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Accused Of Rape & Molestation In Sweden



The Boiling Frogs Presents Ray McGovern



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WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, Iran, Mainstream Media & More.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Former FBI Agent Says Oswald Didn't Kill Kennedy

A retired FBI Agent from Summit County is making claims regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that go beyond conspiracy theories.

Don Adams speaks clearly and concisely when describing the events of November 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was killed, and he doesn't waiver from his position that Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

"It is a fact," says Adams, and he says he has the FBI documents to prove it.

Suzanne Stratford / Fox 8 News
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The Caribbean Drug Kingpin Turned Porn Star

He's the Dominican Republic's most wanted man. Known as "Junior Capsula," "Angel Rosa," and by a slew of other aliases and nicknames, José Figueroa-Agosto is more aptly described as the Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean, an alleged drug trafficker whose network was extensive and whose rule was lethal.

Puerto Rican and Dominican anti-narcotics units tell TIME that his organization controlled as much as 90% of the drugs run from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico. The FBI says Puerto Rico is the Caribbean's most sought-after drug territory because much of the cargo from there does not have to clear customs before entering the eastern U.S. seaboard.

By Ezra Fieser/Time
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Google Plans To Kill Web In Internet Takeover Agenda

The net-neutrality ending deal with Verizon is just the beginning of Google’s plans to kill the open and free Internet as part of their takeover agenda to completely control the world wide web and force independent media websites, radio and TV shows out of existence for good.

Google’s agreement with Verizon to speed certain Internet content to users opens the door to the complete sterilization of the world wide web as a force for political change. Under Google’s takeover plan, the Internet will closely resemble cable TV, independent voices will be silenced and the entire Internet will be bought up by transnational media giants.

Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet
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The Story of Obama: All in The Company

(In Three Parts)
Investigative reporter and former NSA employee Wayne Madsen has put together an extensive three-part (and growing) series with conclusive proof and documentation that Barack Obama Sr., Stanley Ann Dunham, Lolo Soetoro and President Barack Obama himself all hold deep ties to the CIA and larger intelligence community.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What a Gravity-Driven Demolition Looks Like

The official story is that the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed due to gravity. This has been critiqued in an analysis by Graeme MacQueen and Tony Szamboti, and in a related analysis by David Chandler (both in the Journal of 9/11 Studies). The Balzac-Vitry demolition was a true gravity-driven collapse. The same analysis that was applied to the World Trade Center is here applied to this known demolition, with contrasting results. This analysis supports the conclusions of both papers referred to above: the North Tower of the World Trade Center was not a natural, gravity-driven collapse.

DavidChandler/911blogger.com
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Iris Scanners Create the Most Secure City in the World. Welcome, Big Brother

Biometrics R&D firm Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI) announced today that it is rolling out its iris scanning technology to create what it calls "the most secure city in the world." In a partnership with Leon -- one of the largest cities in Mexico, with a population of more than a million -- GRI will fill the city with eye-scanners.

Leon is the first step. To implement the system, the city is creating a database of irises. Criminals will automatically be enrolled, their irises scanned once convicted. Law-abiding citizens will have the option to opt-in.

When these residents catch a train or bus, or take out money from an ATM, they will scan their irises, rather than swiping a metro or bank card. Police officers will monitor these scans and track the movements of watch-listed individuals.

Austin Carr/Fast Company
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Blackwater Founder Moves to Abu Dhabi, Records Say

Erik Prince, whose company, Blackwater Worldwide, is for sale and whose former top managers are facing criminal charges, has left the United States and moved to Abu Dhabi, according to court documents.

Mr. Prince, a former member of the Navy Seals and an heir to a Michigan auto parts fortune, left the country after a series of civil lawsuits, criminal charges and Congressional investigations singled out Blackwater or its former executives and other personnel. His company, now called Xe Services, has collected hundreds of millions of dollars from the United States government since 2001.

By JAMES RISEN/NY Times
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New 9/11 Truth Website Launched : 9/11 Truth News

911truthnews.com aims to present only the most credible news and constructive activism. The editors also intend to provide thoughtful commentary on the movement’s successes and failures and to examine mainstream responses.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Weather Wars and the Devil's HAARP

HAARP is a military installation

Officials downplay the facility as pure "basic or exploratory research" -- working with Alaska University, Fairbanks -- possessing no military applications. Yet, the United States Air Force, Navy and DARPA scientists populate the remote site in Gakona, Alaska. It is also part of the Strategic Defense Initiative, which answers to the Department of Defense, and makes it a component of "Star Wars" inviting NASA into the mix. At the very least, the communications and surveillance applications fit in perfectly with national security via sea and sky.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Former Pakistani ISI Chief Hamid Gul on Alex Jones TV

Alex Jones talks with former director of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, Hamid Gul. Mr. Gul recently characterized the “leaked” Wikileaks documents implicating him in a string of attacks against US and NATO forces in Afghanistan as “malicious, fictitious, and preposterous.”

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Cryptome’s John Young: Internet is a “Vast Spying Machine”

John Young:
“The so-called privacy policies that all ISPs put up (and websites) are completely phony and deceptive. There’s no such thing as privacy on the internet, of any kind. Because it starts with your signing up for the service. And so the data collection begins the instant you sign on to the internet, and if you’ve been on it for at least a year, there’s nothing about you that’s not known. [...] All this data is accessible to these authoritative institutions. They share it amongst themselves. That is what the internet is used for, it’s a vast spying machine.”

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Cryptome’s John Young: 'WikiLeaks now a 'bombshell factory', too much into PR'



Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jim Marrs – Deep Politics Conference

Author and Journalist Jim Marrs speaks at the Understanding Deep Politics Conference in Santa Cruz, CA. 05/2010.

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How NORAD Radar Screens Displayed False Tracks All Through the 9/11 Attacks

Military personnel responsible for defending U.S. airspace had false tracks displayed on their radar screens throughout the entire duration of the 9/11 attacks, as part of the simulation for a training exercise being conducted that day. Technicians at NORAD's Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) were still receiving the simulated radar information around the time the third attack, on the Pentagon, took place. Those at NORAD's operations center in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, were still receiving it several minutes after United Airlines Flight 93 apparently crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

No one has investigated why false tracks continued being injected onto NORAD radar screens long after the U.S. military was alerted to the real-world crisis taking place that morning. And yet we surely need to know more about these simulated "inputs" and what effect they had on the military's ability to respond to the 9/11 attacks.
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Secret Assault on Terrorism Widens on Two Continents

For its part, the Pentagon is becoming more like the C.I.A. Across the Middle East and elsewhere, Special Operations troops under secret “Execute Orders” have conducted spying missions that were once the preserve of civilian intelligence agencies. With code names like Eager Pawn and Indigo Spade, such programs typically operate with even less transparency and Congressional oversight than traditional covert actions by the C.I.A.

And, as American counterterrorism operations spread beyond war zones into territory hostile to the military, private contractors have taken on a prominent role, raising concerns that the United States has outsourced some of its most important missions to a sometimes unaccountable private army.

By SCOTT SHANE, MARK MAZZETTI and ROBERT F. WORTH/NY Times
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How About A Drug-Sniffing, Meter-Reading, Photo-Taking, Bug-Spraying Postal Service?

According to Michael J. Ravnitzky, chief counsel to PRC chair Ruth Goldway...

“Mobile sensors mounted on postal trucks could collect and aggregate a variety of important data as a byproduct of postal delivery, taking advantage of efficiencies of scope and scale. The data collected might include, among others, air pollution levels, weather data, sensing of chemical and biological agents, and areas of weak cell phone service,” says a paper Ravnitzky recently presented.

Using existing technology, Ravnitzky writes, such sensors could also map potholes, sniff out amphetamine labs and marijuana farms, read utility meters, scan license plates to identify stolen cars, take “street view” photos, and disperse “pheromones to disrupt and confuse the insect courtship and mating processes” of gypsy moths, mosquitoes, and other pests.”

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The Wikileaks Limited Hang-Out and the Coming War With Iran

“The Wikileaks Limited Hang-Out and the Coming War With Iran” with Webster Tarpley. How the massive document dump plays into US geostrategy; comparisons with the Pentagon Papers; war provocation incidents; Wikileaks Board; Cass Sunstein; Google; In-Q-Tel; Operation Keyhole.
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Jeremy Scahill : Iraq, Blackwater and WikiLeaks

Jeremy Scahill talked about the war in Iraq, Blackwater, and WikiLeaks.
Aug 13,2010
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UN Inspector Blames Iraqis for Death of Dr. David Kelly

A leading UN weapons inspector last night added his voice to the growing clamour for a full inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly.

Dr Richard Spertzel claimed Dr Kelly was on a 'hitlist' in the final years of his life.

Dr Spertzel said: 'I know that David, as well as myself and a couple of others, were on an Iraqi hitlist. In late 1997, we were told by the Russian embassy in Baghdad. I had no idea what it meant but apparently David and I were high on the priority list.'

By Miles Goslett and Arthur Martin/Daily Mail
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Obama Demands Access to Internet Records, in Secret, and Without Court Review

Under cover of coughing-up information deemed relevant to espionage or terrorism investigations, proposed changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) would greatly expand the volume of private records that can be seized through National Security Letters (NSLs).

The latest White House proposal would hand the secret state unprecedented access to the personal communications of every American.

What Bushist war criminals did secretly, Obama intends to do openly and with the blessings of a supine Congress. As constitutional scholar Glenn Greenwald points out, "not only has Obama ... blocked any reforms, he has taken multiple steps to further expand unaccountable and unchecked surveillance power."

Antifascist Calling...
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hidden Intelligence Operation Behind the Wikileaks Release of "Secret" Documents?

The real story of Wikileaks has clearly not yet been told.
by F. William Engdahl/Global Research
Wiki-Leaks has gained global notoriety and credibility as a daring website that releases sensitive material to the public from whistleblowers within various governments. Their latest “coup” involved alleged leak of thousands of pages of supposedly sensitive documents regarding US informers within the Taliban in Afghanistan and their ties to senior people linked to Pakistan’s ISI military intelligence. The evidence suggests however that far from an honest leak, it is a calculated disinformation to the gain of the US and perhaps Israeli and Indian intelligence and a coverup of the US and Western role in drug trafficking out of Afghanistan.

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Alan Watt: The True History of The World

Alex Jones TV August 11, 2010.
Alex welcomes back to the show New World Order researcher, author, and radio talk show host Alan Watt.

Thousands of online banking customers have accounts emptied by 'most dangerous trojan virus ever created'

* Trojan is still at large and may strike again, experts warn
* Bank affected has still not been named
The attack has been traced to a 'control and command' centre in Eastern Europe. However, the nationality of the cybercriminals is unknown.

The latest attack involved a Trojan called Zeus v3 which hides inside adverts on legitimate websites.

By David Derbyshire/Daily Mail
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Digital Surveillance State: Vast, Secret, and Dangerous

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of our mammoth Surveillance State is that the bulk of its actions are carried out not by shadowy government agencies, but by large private corporations which are beyond the reach of democratic accountability. At this point, perhaps it’s more accurate to view the U.S. Government and these huge industry interests as one gigantic, amalgamated, inseparable entity — with a public division and a private one. In every way that matters, the separation between government and corporations is nonexistent, especially (though not only) when it comes to the Surveillance State.

by Glenn Greenwald/Cato Unbound
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The Hidden Tragedy of the CIA's Experiments on Children

by H.P. Albarelli Jr. and Dr. Jeffrey S. Kaye/ truthout
Today, nearly 60 years beyond the horrors of Dr. Bender's CIA-sponsored experiments on children, few people are aware that they were conducted. For most people, regardless of their awareness of the experiments, it is difficult to fathom how intelligent, highly educated physicians and scientists could partake in such brutal, uncaring, unethical and illegal experiments on children. What was the basis of their motivation? Was it the quest for some sort of elusive medical grail? Was it for economic gain? Or was it simply the result of a misguided search for knowledge that appeared so infinitely important that any sense of compassion and respect for human rights and dignity was cast aside in the name of a higher goal or good - a search at times so exhilarating with the sense that one is at the precipice of a momentous discovery that any semblance of respect for humankind was thrown aside?

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Mercenaries to Fill Void Left By U.S. Army

As the U.S. military continues to draw down its forces in Iraq later this month and complete a full exit by the end of next year, analysts say the withdrawal will be a boon for the private security industry, whose employees will likely undertake more quasi-military functions such as defusing explosives and providing armed response teams.

by R. M. Schneiderman/Newsweek
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Gagged for 6 Years, Nick Merrill Speaks Out on Landmark Court Struggle Against FBI’s National Security Letters

For six years, the FBI has barred a New York man from revealing that the agency had ordered him to hand over personal information about clients of his internet start-up. Finally allowed to speak, Nick Merrill joins us in his first broadcast interview to talk about how he challenged the FBI’s use of national security letters.

Democracy Now!
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In Your Facebook: A Virtual Panoptican?

Dave Emory For The Record..
Ana­lyz­ing the indi­vid­u­als and ele­ments involved with Face­book, the pro­gram should give poten­tial users of the net­work pause to reflect. Do you really want these folks han­dling your most sen­si­tive data?

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National Security Letter Recipient Can Speak Out For First Time Since FBI Demanded Customer Records From Him

The FBI has partially lifted a gag it imposed on American Civil Liberties Union client Nicholas Merrill in 2004 that prevented him from disclosing to anyone that he received a national security letter (NSL) demanding private customer records. Merrill, who received the NSL as the president of an Internet service provider (ISP), can now reveal his identity and speak about his experience for the first time since receiving the NSL. The ACLU and New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit challenging the NSL statute and the gag order on behalf of Merrill (then called John Doe) in April 2004, which resulted in numerous court rulings finding the NSL statute unconstitutional. Merrill was the first person ever to challenge an NSL in court.

American Civil Liberties Union
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Judge dismisses Apache suit against Skull and Bones

A District of Columbia judge on July 27 dismissed a case that had been brought against the mysterious society, as well as the University and senior members of the U.S. government, in February 2009. The plaintiffs are 20 descendants of the legendary Native American chieftain Geronimo hoping to reclaim their ancestor's remains.

The objective of the original suit is to gather Geronimo's remains and reinter them near his birthplace at the head of the Gila River in New Mexico, thereby fulfilling what plaintiff Harlyn Geronimo says were his great-grandfather's wishes. Geronimo is reportedly buried in a prisoner of war cemetery in Fort Sill, Okla., but according to an old legend, Prescott Bush — Yale graduate, Bonesman, father of former President George H.W. Bush '48 and grandfather of former President George W. Bush '68 — looted that grave in 1918 or 1919 and took the chief's skull, along with some of his other bones and artifacts buried with him, back to the Skull and Bones tomb on High Street in New Haven.

By Nora Caplan-Bricker/Yale Daily News
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Rights Groups Join Criticism of WikiLeaks

A group of human-rights organizations is pressing WikiLeaks to do a better job of redacting names from thousands of war documents it is publishing, joining the list of critics that claim the Web site’s actions could jeopardize the safety of Afghans who aided the U.S. military.

The human-rights groups involved are Amnesty International; Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict, or CIVIC; Open Society Institute, or OSI, the charitable organization funded by George Soros; Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission; and the Kabul office of International Crisis Group, or ICG.

By JEANNE WHALEN/The Wall Street Journal
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U.S. Urges Allies to Crack Down on WikiLeaks

The Obama administration is pressing Britain, Germany, Australia, and other allied Western governments to consider opening criminal investigations of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and to severely limit his nomadic travels across international borders, American officials say.

Officials tell The Daily Beast that the U.S. effort reflects a growing belief that WikiLeaks and organizations like it threaten grave damage to American national security, as well as a growing suspicion in Washington that Assange has damaged his own standing with foreign governments and organizations that might otherwise be sympathetic to his anti-censorship cause.

by Philip Shenon/The Daily Beast
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Ray Kelly's Top Spokesman Paul Browne Present When NYPD Whistleblower Hauled to Psych Ward, Lawsuit Says

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly's top aide Paul Browne, the department spokesman, was present when cops forcibly hauled NYPD whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft to the Jamaica Hospital psychiatric ward, a lawsuit to be filed this week alleges.

If proven true, Browne's presence at Schoolcraft's home on Oct. 31, 2009 suggests that Commissioner Kelly was aware of the decision by Deputy Chief Michael Marino to order Schoolcraft handcuffed and dragged from his own apartment just three weeks after he reported police misconduct to the unit which audits NYPD crime statistics. Browne's presence raises a whole host of new questions about the Schoolcraft matter, which was the subject of a four part Village Voice series.

By Graham Rayman/Village Voice
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Whistleblowing cop slaps NYPD with $50 million suit for locking him up in psych ward

A police whistleblower is suing the NYPD for $50 million for locking him up in a psych ward after he accused his bosses of tampering with crime stats.

Brooklyn cop Adrian Schoolcraft claims his bosses wanted to wreck his reputation because he had proof they were fudging numbers at the 81st Precinct.

By Rocco Parascandola
DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU CHIEF
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Monday, August 9, 2010

Consumer Watchdog Asks FBI, DEA to Explain Use of Google Earth

Is Internet Giant’s Technology Being Used to Spy On Americans?
The FBI and DEA are now making extensive use of Google Earth, according to federal spending records. Consumer Watchdog is filing Freedom of Information Act requests with the agencies today to determine how the Internet giant’s digital mapping technology is being used for domestic surveillance, including whether it is used for racial profiling or other abuses of civil liberties.

John M. Simpson/ConsumerWatchdog.org
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100 Years Episode - The Expert Witness Radio Show

Some time in late 1996 / early 1997, Mike Levine gathered 3 fellow federal agents to discuss the state of security and intelligence – both in the U.S. and around the world. All told, between the four of them, they had over 100 years’ experience – hence the title.

The episode runs 2.5 hours, and it’s worth every minute.

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Operation Paperclip Video




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Here’s The Real Google/Verizon Story: A Tale of Two Internets

Google and Verizon announced a joint proposal on Monday that would allow ISPs to offer premium content bundles over an unspecified global network — an unexpected gambit that would seem to call for separate and unequal internets.

“For the first time, wireline broadband providers would not be able to discriminate against or prioritize lawful internet content, applications or services in a way that causes harm to users or competition.”

On the flipside, the Google/Verizon blueprint would grant content companies looking to deliver services that require too much bandwidth for the “regular” internet to do so in return for payment, via a second set of pipes.

By Eliot Van Buskirk /Wired
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NYPD Confidential:Adrian Schoolcraft- Caught in the Snake Pit

Whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft is about to throw the book at the NYPD and Jamaica Hospital, charging in an explosive lawsuit that both of them conspired to imprison him in the hospital’s psychiatric ward for six days without any medical justification.

Schoolcraft maintains that, in a maneuver reminiscent of the old Soviet Union, his forced hospitalization was the culmination of an NYPD plan to harass, intimidate, and neutralize him because he had been reporting corruption.

In a document that his attorney, Jon Norinsberg, says he will file Monday in Manhattan federal court, Schoolcraft says the department tried to make him appear unstable to undercut his charges that 81st precinct supervisors ordered cops to arrest people who committed no crimes — just to meet quotas.

Leonard Levitt/NYPD Confidential
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Stage Managing the War on Terror:The Expert Witness Radio Show

The Liberty City Seven, the Fort Dix Six, the Detroit Ummah Conspiracy, the Newburgh Four—each has had their fear-filled day in the sun. None of these plots ever came close to happening. How could they? All were bogus from the get-go"
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Expert Witness Radio interviews Stephan Salisbury.August 9th, 2010
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Tech Firm Claims Its Software “Hacked” in CIA’s Quest for Drone Code

Litigation pits trade secrets against alleged government-contracting abuses
A lawsuit pending in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston offers a detailed snapshot of a facet of the CIA’s operations inside the United States, specifically what appears to be Agency contracting practices that make veracity the victim of subterfuge.

by Bill Conroy/narcosphere
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The Secret Billionaires' Foreign-Policy Machine

by Tim Shorrock/The Daily Beast
Sidney Harman, who just bought Newsweek magazine, has for years been influential in the area of national security—and not just through his marriage to Rep. Jane Harman.

Few in Washington are aware that the real intelligence insider of the Harman family may be Sidney himself, through his connections to an obscure but highly influential organization known as Business Executives for National Security.

In many ways, BENS can be considered the godfather of the contracting revolution that transformed the U.S. government into a vast, $600 billion market for corporate America and made national security—and spying in particular—a gross vehicle for private enterprise.
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Ex-DOJer helped expose alleged Wikileaks source

A former top U.S. Justice Department prosecutor helped to turn over an alleged Wikileaks source to the FBI and Army intelligence, CNET has learned.

Mark Rasch, previously the head of the Justice Department's computer crime unit who is now in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area, said during a telephone interview that he identified investigators who would want to know that an U.S. Army intelligence analyst in Kuwait may have handed over sensitive documents to the world's most famous document-leaking Web site.

by Declan McCullagh/CNET
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USCYBERCOM Commander Eyes the First Cyberwar Defeat



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It is not surprising that the US Government's newly appointed head of Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency, responsible for all military and diplomatic information and communications security, shows up in Afghanistan three days after Wikileaks data dumps the Afghan War Diary 75,000 files.

For whom else does the buck stop for the first cyberwar defeat since US Cyber Command was established except General Keith Alexander?

And why else would the first ever photos of Alexander's visit to a war zone be published by the Defense Department except to signal he is ultimately responsible to determine how the defeat occurred and what must be done to prevent recurrence -- as soon as possible.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

WikiLeaks not shielded by Swedish law: experts

Swedish legal experts have revealed that the website WikiLeaks may not be covered by Swedish whistleblower protection laws despite having its servers located just outside Stockholm.

But the law only apply to websites or publications that possess a special publishing licence (utgivningsbevis) granting them constitutional protection, and WikiLeaks has not acquired the requisite paperwork, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports[article in English].
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Full-body security scanners in New York airports early next month, critics lodge privacy concerns

Full-body scanners will land at New York-area airports as soon as next month.

Critics say that the scanners go too far, and the Electronic Privacy Information Center last month sued the Department of Homeland Security in federal court, charging that the units amount to a "physically invasive strip-search."

By Joe Jackson and Jose Martinez
NY Daily News
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Poll: 70% of New Yorkers ‘furious’ at arrival of airport body scanners »»

Genetically Modified Crop on the Loose and Evolving in U.S. Midwest

That likely means that transgenic canola plants are cross-pollinating in the wild—and swapping introduced genes. Although GM canola in the wild has been identified everywhere from Canada to Japan in previous research, this marks the first time such plants have been shown to be evolving in this way.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

From Tampa Bay to Timbuktu:American Drug Lords in the News

The powerful American-led global cartel exposed when a DC9 from St Petersburg Florida was busted in Mexico in April of 2006 carrying an astonishing 5.5 tons of cocaine has recently been making news... from Tampa Bay to Timbuktu.

by Daniel Hopsicker
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Court Rejects Warrantless GPS Tracking

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today firmly rejected government claims that federal agents have an unfettered right to install Global Positioning System (GPS) location-tracking devices on anyone's car without a search warrant.
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pentagon demands documents back from Wikileaks, wants files deleted

The Pentagon demanded Thursday that Wikileaks hand over classified Afghanistan war documents published July 25 on the website.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell at Thursday's briefing said "the only acceptable course" is for Wikileaks to turn the original 92,000 documents back to the U.S. government and delete all the files from its website.

By Bridget Johnson
The Hill
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UFO files: Winston Churchill 'feared panic' over Second World War RAF incident

Winston Churchill was accused of ordering a cover-up of a Second World War encounter between a UFO and a RAF bomber because he feared public "panic" and loss of faith in religion, newly released secret files disclose.

By Andrew Hough, and Peter Hutchison
Telegraph UK
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Boiling Frogs Presents Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller provides us with an overview of the history, purpose and mission of his award-winning website Photography is Not a Crime. He talks about First Amendment violations against photographers throughout the country, which occur on a shockingly regular basis, and illustrates this alarming trend with documented incidents and examples.
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Feds admit storing checkpoint body scan images

For the last few years, federal agencies have defended body scanning by insisting that all images will be discarded as soon as they're viewed. The Transportation Security Administration claimed last summer, for instance, that "scanned images cannot be stored or recorded."

Now it turns out that some police agencies are storing the controversial images after all. The U.S. Marshals Service admitted this week that it had surreptitiously saved tens of thousands of images recorded with a millimeter wave system at the security checkpoint of a single Florida courthouse.

by Declan McCullagh
CNET
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Adrian Lamo addresses The Next HOPE attendees, during the "Informants: Heroes or Villains" panel.

Adrian Lamo at HOPE Panel on Informants, 18 July 2010.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Project Vigilant and the government/corporate destruction of privacy

Many people are indifferent to the disappearance of privacy -- even with regard to government officials -- because they don't perceive any real value to it. The ways in which the loss of privacy destroys a society are somewhat abstract and difficult to articulate, though very real. A society in which people know they are constantly being monitored is one that breeds conformism and submission, and which squashes innovation, deviation, and real dissent.

The old cliché is often mocked though basically true: there's no reason to worry about surveillance if you have nothing to hide. That mindset creates the incentive to be as compliant and inconspicuous as possible: those who think that way decide it's in their best interests to provide authorities with as little reason as possible to care about them. That's accomplished by never stepping out of line. Those willing to live their lives that way will be indifferent to the loss of privacy because they feel that they lose nothing from it. Above all else, that's what a Surveillance State does: it breeds fear of doing anything out of the ordinary by creating a class of meek citizens who know they are being constantly watched.

By Glenn Greenwald
Salon
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Project Vigilant: Shadowy Spy Group Building Dossiers On Internet Users For Feds

An organization that tracks 250 million IP addresses a day has been developing portfolios on Internet users and handing the information to U.S. federal agencies as the latest incarnation of the supposedly defunct Total Information Awareness spy program is revealed.

A group calling itself Project Vigilant went public at yesterday's Defcon security conference in an effort to add more recruits to its 600 member strong cyber spy force. The outfit announced that it had been tracking "Internet villains" for no less than 14 years and handing the information to federal authorities as part of a massive intelligence gathering program.

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
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Jack Blood Interviews John Young of Cryptome.org



Deadline Live – August 2 2010

First Hour: John Young

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Monday, August 2, 2010

6 cities to train mail carriers to dispense anti-terror drugs

Six years after the government began exploring the idea of using postal workers as rapid-response medicine dispensers and eight months after President Obama ordered government agencies to develop a plan to do so, efforts are underway in six cities to train workers to deliver the drugs needed to counter anthrax or other potentially deadly agents, the White House says.

The White House won't name the six cities, and Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Amy Kudwa says she can't talk about whether more cities are interested in the voluntary program.

By Mimi Hall, USA TODAY
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HAARP: Secret Weapon Used For Weather Modification, Electromagnetic Warfare

HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is a little-known, yet critically important U.S. military defense program which has generated quite a bit of controversy over the years in certain circles. Though denied by HAARP officials, some respected researchers allege that secret electromagnetic warfare capabilities of HAARP are designed to forward the US military's stated goal of achieving full-spectrum dominance by the year 2020. Others go so far as to claim that HAARP can and has been used for weather modification, to cause earthquakes and tsunamis, to disrupt global communications systems, and more.

by Fred Burks
Global Research
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WikiLeaks and British lies in Ireland

by Gerry Adams
The British army's role in the deaths of civilians in Afghanistan will come as no surprise to the people of Northern Ireland.
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Stealthy Government Contractor Monitors U.S. Internet Providers, Says It Employed Wikileaks Informant

A semi-secret government contractor that calls itself Project Vigilant surfaced at the Defcon security conference Sunday with a series of revelations: that it monitors the traffic of 12 regional Internet service providers, hands much of that information to federal agencies, and encouraged one of its “volunteers”, researcher Adrian Lamo, to inform the federal government about the alleged source of a controversial video of civilian deaths in Iraq leaked to whistle-blower site Wikileaks in April.

Andy Greenberg
Forbes
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The Fluoride Fraud

Back in the 1930’s, a band of industrial corporations – including Monsanto, U.S. Steel, Union Carbide, and Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), the leading producer of aluminum – had been cheaply disposing of their fluoride byproducts into the environment for years. This changed when their toxic waste became the target of negative press in the local news. A 1933 toxicology report by the USDA had warned of fluoride’s toxicity, singling out the aluminum industry as the biggest culprit.

The new potential of legal liability due to the exposure of workers and communities to industrial fluoride scared these corporations. Knowing that disposing of industrial fluoride waste safely was expensive, ALCOA employed biochemist Gerald Cox in 1936, to argue for fluoride’s dental benefits through experimentation on rats. Cox, neither a doctor nor a dentist, concluded that fluoride strengthened and protected teeth against decay and began to tour the country promoting water fluoridation on behalf of his employers. Interestingly, Cox’s findings ran contrary to the position originally held by the American Dental Association (ADA) on water fluoridation.

by Abby Martin
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