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(Dec 31 2013) - U.S. to China: We Hacked Your Internet Gear ...
U.S.A. -- The headline news is that the NSA has surreptitiously "burrowed its way into nearly all the security architecture" sold by the world's largest computer networking companies, including everyone from U.S. mainstays Cisco and Juniper to Chinese giant Huawei. But beneath this bombshell of a story from Der Spiegel, you'll find a rather healthy bit of irony. After all, the U.S. gov't has spent years complaining that Chinese intelligence operations could find ways of poking holes in Huawei networking gear, urging both American businesses and foreign allies to sidestep the company's hardware.

(Dec 30 2013) - NSA can hack WiFi devices from 8 miles away
U.S.A. -- The NSA may have the ability to intercept data from around the world, but we now know that it has some impressive (and intimidating) equipment for snooping on nearby targets. Security guru Jacob Appelbaum told those at the Chaos Communications Congress this weekend that the NSA's big box of tools includes Nightstand, a custom device that can compromise WiFi networks for the sake of inserting spy software. The Linux-powered device can exploit Windows from up to 8 miles away ...

(Dec 29 2013) - Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit
UTAH -- The NSA's TAO hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency's top secret weapon. It maintains its own covert network, infiltrates computers around the world and even intercepts shipping deliveries to plant back doors in electronics ordered by those it is targeting ... one of the two main buildings at the former plant has since housed a sophisticated NSA unit, one that has benefited the most from this expansion and has grown the fastest in recent years -- the Office of Tailored Access Operations, or TAO. This is the NSA's top operative unit -- something like a squad of plumbers that can be called in when normal access to a target is blocked.

(Dec 27 2013) - 'Military-Style' Raid on California Power Station Spooks U.S.
SAN JOSE -- When U.S. officials warn about "attacks" on electric power facilities these days, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a computer hacker trying to shut the lights off in a city with malware. But a more traditional attack on a power station in California has U.S. officials puzzled and worried about the physical security of the the electrical grid--from attackers who come in with guns blazing. Around 1:00 AM on April 16, at least one individual (possibly two) entered two different manholes at the PG&E Metcalf power substation, southeast of San Jose, and cut fiber cables in the area around the substation.

(Dec 23 2013) - UNODC Southeast Asia Opium Survey 2013
SOUTH EAST ASIA -- A total area of over 62,000 hectare of opium poppy cultivation took place in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar and Thailand in 2013. In order to assess the scope of opium poppy cultivation and opium production in the region, UNODC has been conducting opium surveys in cooperation with the Government of Lao PDR since 1992 and the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (GOUM) since 2002, while Thailand established its own monitoring system.

(Dec 19 2013) - Soviet Union vied with US in Mind Control research
RUSSIA -- Competing with the US during the Arms Race, the Soviet Union put extensive effort in unconventional research seeking to outflank its rival in understanding behavior control, remote influencing and parapsychology, a new survey has revealed. The survey published by Cornell University Library is based on open scientific and journalistic materials and provides an overview of unconventional research in the USSR and then in its successor, Russia, in the period between 1917 and 2003 - as compared to the USA.

(Dec 18 2013) - U.N. says opium production in 'Golden Triangle' up 22%
GOLDEN TRIANGLE -- The UN says opium production in South East Asia's "Golden Triangle" has risen for the seventh consecutive year due in part to rising incomes and better infrastructure. Opium production in South East Asia's "Golden Triangle" has risen for the seventh consecutive year due in part to rising incomes and better infrastructure, the United Nations warns.

(Dec 17 2013) - China Conducts 2nd Flight Test of New Long-Range Missile
CHINA -- China's military conducted the second flight test of its newest long-range missile that is capable of hitting targets in the United States with a nuclear warhead, according to defense officials. The flight test of the new Dong Feng-41, or DF-41, took place Friday from the Wuzhai missile launch center in Shanxi province to an impact range in western China, said officials familiar with details of the tests.

(Dec 10 2013) - CO-TRAVELER: The NSA's Cell Phone Location Tracking Program
UTAH -- An article yesterday in the Washington Post disclosed the NSA's massive cell phone location program. The program, codenamed CO-TRAVELER, is designed to track who meets with whom and covers everyone who carries a cell phone, all around the world. With neither public debate nor court authorization, CO-TRAVELER collects billions of records daily of cell phone user location information. It maps the relationships of cell phone users across global mobile network cables, gathering data about who you are physically with and how often your movements intersect with other cell phone users. The program even tracks when your phone is turned on or off.

(Dec 08 2013) - Scientists now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life
CALIFORNIA -- When do scientific advances cross the line between exciting progress over to a frightening chapter in a futuristic fantasy novel? How about when those advances intrude uncomfortably into the human brain, harvesting thoughts & recording them ? A group of researchers at Stanford University have taken this leap into mad science with experimental "intracranial recording". Or, put simply, they've taken the first step towards mind reading using electronic monitoring of brain activity.

(Dec 07 2013) - FBI Can Secretly Activate an Individual's Webcam ...
U.S.A. -- The FBI can secretly activate a computer's webcam to spy on an individual without turning on the indicator light, a former official revealed to the Washington Post in an article published Friday. According to the Washington Post's account of what Marcus Thomas - former assistant director of the FBI's Operational Technology Division in Quantico - said, "The FBI has been able to covertly activate a computer's camera - without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording - for several years, and has used that technique mainly in terrorism cases or the most serious criminal investigations."

(Dec 06 2013) - ICE seeks detention facility for 700 detainees in So. Florida
FLORIDA -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, wants to lay its hands on a contractor-owned detention facility somewhere in southern Florida, within 50 miles of the ICE field office in Plantation, FL, capable of accommodating 700 "low and medium low level" detainees.

(Dec 05 2013) - Someone's been siphoning a lot of data on the internet
INTERNET -- In 2008, two security researchers at the DefCon hacker conference demonstrated a massive security vulnerability in the worldwide internet traffic-routing system - a vulnerability so severe that it could allow intelligence agencies, corporate spies or criminals to intercept massive amounts of data, or even tamper with it on the fly. The traffic hijack, they showed, could be done in such a way that no one would notice because the attackers could simply re-route the traffic to a router they controlled, then forward it to its intended destination once they were done with it, leaving no one the wiser about what had occurred.

(Dec 04 2013) - Hackers could steal data from computers using SOUNDWAVES ...
GERMANY -- In the future, computer hackers could steal sensitive data from people's computers using nothing but soundwaves, experts have warned. German computer scientists have proved the idea is possible by developing a new type of malware that can travel between machines using sound waves that are inaudible to unsuspecting humans. Using built-in microphones and speakers in laptops, the researchers managed to transmit passwords and small amounts of data between machines 65ft away from each other.

(Dec 03 2013) - Flying hacker contraption hunts other drones ...
WORLD -- Serial hacker Samy Kamkar has released all the hardware & software specifications that hobbyists need to build an aerial drone that seeks out other drones in the air, hacks them, & turns them into a conscripted army of unmanned vehicles under the attacker's control. Dubbed SkyJack, the contraption uses a radio-controlled Parrot AR.Drone quadcopter carrying a Raspberry Pi circuit board, a small battery, & two wireless transmitters. The devices run a combination of custom software & off-the-shelf applications that seek out wireless signals of nearby Parrot drones, hijack the wireless connections used to control them, & commandeer the victims' flight-control & camera systems.

(Dec 03 2013) - Restricted U.S. Army Psy-Op's Specialist Training Guide
U.S. ARMY -- This Soldier training publication (STP) is for Skill Levels 1 through 4 Soldiers holding the military occupational specialty (MOS) 37F, Psychological Operations Specialist. It contains standardized training objectives in the form of task summaries to train critical tasks that support unit missions. All Soldiers holding MOS 37F should have access to this publication. This publication applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard (ARNG)/Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS), and the United States Army Reserve (USAR) unless otherwise stated.

(Dec 03 2013) - Polish Elite Didn't Die at Smolensk Site ?
POLAND -- When some corpses were exhumed, they did not belong to the victims. The perpetrators investigated their own crime and wrote the report. "The coup d'etat was planned and perpetrated by the three players in Warsaw Poland, during a three-day period 8-10th April 2010. It was fielded by Polish military counterintelligence SKW, in tight cooperation with Russian civil intelligence FSB and an international, globalist third party with military, intelligence and diplomatic presence in Poland."

(Dec 01 2013) - Russia's New Super Silent Sub's Called 'Black Holes'
WEST COAST -- Did you know that Russia is building submarines that are so quiet that the U.S. military cannot detect them? These "BLACK HOLE" submarines can freely approach the coastlines of the United States without fear of being detected whenever they want. In fact, a "nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles" sailed around in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks without being detected back in 2012. And now Russia is launching a new class of subs that have "advanced stealth technology".

(Nov 30 2013) - 3300 Missile Warheads Intercepted ... Close To Home ...
JAMAICA -- 3300 missile warheads and a missile making machine were recently intercepted in Jamaica and authorities have no idea where they were headed or what they were going to be used for. With government agencies warning of terror attacks to come here in America, have the terrorists upped their game to missile warheads or was this a secretive black-op CIA shipment going to terrorists in the Middle East that got shut down?

(Nov 30 2013) - The Other Police State -- The Private Intel Industry Grows
WASH D.C. -- On November 20th, the Center for Corporate Policy, a Washington, DC, good-government group, issued a revealing study, "Spooky Business: A New Report on Corporate Espionage Against Non-profits." Written by Gary Ruskin, it confirms one's worst suspicions about the ever-expanding two-headed U.S. security state. One "head" of this apparatus consists of the formal law-enforcement, security juggernaut ... the second "head" consists of a parallel "police" force, local and national corporate entities ...

(Nov 28 2013) - Russia, Canada, U.S. to Hold Anti-Terror Drill
NORAD -- Russian and North American military officials have held a first planning meeting for next year's joint anti-terrorism drills involving the Russian, US and Canadian air forces, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said Tuesday. According to RIA Novosti the Vigilant Eagle 2014 drills will take place in August. The drills will practice coordination between the Russian armed forces and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in the event of a terrorist attack on a passenger airliner, said Lt. Col. Alexander Gordeyev, a spokesman for the Eastern Military District.

(Nov 28 2013) - US govt caught using pirated software for military
U.S. ARMY -- The Obama administration has agreed to pay Apptricity US$50 million for pirating the company's logistics software the US Army used beyond contracted parameters. While the Obama administration's has launched efforts against intellectual property theft - including the Joint Strategic Plan run by V.P. Joe Biden that aims to curb copyright infringement - the US Army was concurrently using pirated Apptricity enterprise software that manages troop and supply movements.

(Nov 27 2013) - Facebook Wants to Listen to Your Phone Calls
U.S.A. -- Cellphone users who attempt to install the Facebook Messenger app are asked to agree to terms of service that allow the social networking giant to use the microphone on their device to record audio at any time without their permission. As the screenshot illustrates, users are made to accept an agreement that allows Facebook to "record audio with the microphone ... at any time without your confirmation." The TOS also authorizes Facebook to take videos and pictures using the phone's camera at any time without permission, as well as directly calling numbers, again without permission, that could incur charges.

(Nov 26 2013) - Corporate espionage undermines democracy
WORLD -- It's not just the NSA that has been caught spying on Americans. Some of our nation's largest corporations have been conducting espionage as well, against civic groups. For these big companies with pliable ethics, if they don't win political conflicts with campaign donations or lobbying power, then they play dirty. Very dirty. That's the lesson of a new report on corporate espionage against nonprofit organizations, by my colleagues at Essential Information. The title of the report is Spooky Business, and it is apt.

(Nov 25 2013) - U.S., China Conduct Disaster Management Exchange
BELLOWS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from U.S. Army Pacific, the Hawaii Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency participated with members of China's People's Liberation Army in a disaster management exchange, Nov. 12-14 at Marine Corps Training Area-Bellows here. The 2013 DME is a subject matter expert exchange focused on an international humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation.

(Nov 23 2013) - NSA: Not only Snooping but Infecting computer networks worldwide
WORLD -- Not only does the NSA snoop your personal communications, the agency also excels at infecting computer networks with malicious software. Edward Snowden, the former NSA analyst roundly excoriated by government as a dangerous leaker, has revealed that more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide have been infected. A management presentation shows how the surveillance agency uses "Computer Network Exploitation" (CNE) in more than 50,000 locations. "CNE is the secret infiltration of computer systems achieved by installing malware, malicious software," reports the Dutch website ...

(Nov 21 2013) - Water-Powered Cars & Inventors Killed
WORLD -- Water-powered cars have existed for years. Oil, with its attendant evils - pollution, oil wars, oil spills - are unnecessary. Water-powered cars have been given scant media coverage. In some cases, the inventors were intimidated into ceasing their work or assassinated. The Illuminati quash free energy technology because it would transform society and breakdown the economic order. If you control the energy, you control the people.

(Nov 19 2013) - Military training exercises underway in skies over Valley
PHOENIX -- Have you seen some strange activity in the valley skies? Many people have been reporting spotting lots of helicopters flying around over central Phoenix and surrounding areas. Here's the explanation: For the second night in a row, military training exercises are underway around the valley. The Phoenix Police Department confirmed to 3TV that they are supporting Department of Defense training around the city.

(Nov 19 2013) - Chinese Military Will Be Knocking At Your Door ?
U.S.A. -- We already know that the U.N. is preparing to seize your guns. Will the Chinese military be the vanguard force in the effort to seize American guns? A very simple dot connecting exercise would suggest that will be the case. Foreign troops could soon be going door-to-door, inside the U.S., in order to seize legally owned American guns whose gun owners are presumably protected under the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Why would Obama sanction foreign troops to carry out such a task? Because ...

(Nov 19 2013) - Revealed: The Surveillance Industrial Complex
WORLD -- Not wanting to leave anyone out of the spy game, a Guardian exclusive revealed Monday that private firms are peddling the latest in surveillance technologies to smaller governments and regimes interested in conducting NSA-level operations on their own citizenry. Research watchdog Privacy International has compiled an online database entitled the Surveillance Industry Index (SII) which documents how private firms offer governments a "range of systems that allow them to secretly hack into internet cables carrying email and phone traffic."

(Nov 16 2013) - A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears
U.S.A. -- In the view of America's spy services, the next potential threat from Russia may not come from a nefarious cyberweapon or secrets gleaned from the files of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor now in Moscow. Instead, this menace may come in the form of a seemingly innocuous dome-topped antenna perched atop an electronics-packed building surrounded by a security fence somewhere in the United States.

(Nov 16 2013) - Drone malfunctions during Navy training exercise, injuring 2
POINT MUGU -- A drone being used as part of a Navy training exercise malfunctioned and struck a ship off the coast of Point Mugu Saturday, leaving two sailors with minor burns, the Navy said in a statement. The sailors aboard the USS Chancellorsville were using the drone to test the ship's radar-tracking system, something done on a regular basis. The drone, a 13-foot-long aircraft with a wingspan of nearly 6 feet, was being controlled from Point Mugu.

(Nov 16 2013) - Illuminati Mind Control & the Report from Iron Mountain
U.S.A. -- The Rothschild-led international banking cartel learned long ago that it was much easier to brainwash people than to face off with them in open combat. Over the past decades these techniques - led by television "programming" - have become quite sophisticated. The US tested numerous top-secret high-tech weapons systems in the Gulf War theatre, while utilizing some old low-frequency favorites.

(Nov 15 2013) - JFK MIND-CONTROLLED WITH DRUGS ???
U.S.A. -- Dr Max Jacobson was a German-Jewish doctor who gave methamphetamine (Speed) mixed with other drugs to several top people, including President John F Kennedy. Jacobson's patients included Elvis Presley, Nelson Rockefeller, Marilyn Monroe, Judith Exner, Frank Sinatra, Sam Giancana, Judy Garland, Bryan Jones and Andy Williams. Some of these people are believed to have been victims of CIA mind-control.

(Nov 15 2013) - NSA links to St Petersburg FL Drug Ring
FLORIDA -- Skyway Global LLC, the St. Petersburg, FL company that owned the DC-9 airline busted in Mexico carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine, made its headquarters in a 79,000 sq ft building owned by Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT), a foreign tele-communications company with a contract to wiretap the U.S. for the NSA through the communication lines of Verizon, which handles almost half of all landline and cell phone calls in the U.S.

(Nov 14 2013) - DHS Creates New Fusion Centers, Taking Control of Local Police
U.S.A. -- As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) doles out billions of dollars to convince local police departments to surrender control to the federal agency, a recent report indicates that intelligence gathered at precincts-cum-surveillance-centers will be shared among all levels of law enforcement. An article published by Fierce Homeland Security on November 4 reports ...

(Nov 13 2013) - Court: DHS Must Disclose 'Internet Kill Switch'
U.S.A. -- The Department of Homeland Security must disclose its plans for a so-called Internet "kill switch," a federal court ruled on Tuesday. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the agency's arguments that its protocols surrounding an Internet kill switch were exempt from public disclosure and ordered the agency to release the records in 30 days. However, the court left the door open for the agency to appeal the ruling.

(Nov 13 2013) - US CAUSED TYPHOON TO GET BASES IN PHILIPPINES ???
PHILIPPINES -- On 5 November 2013, it was reported that the USA and the Philippines are in disagreement about the USA's wish for a much increased military presence in the Philippines. In October 2013, US Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled a visit to the Philippines. The USA wants access to Philippine military bases and wants to bring in aircraft, ships and other equipment to the Philippines.

(Nov 13 2013) - Afghan opium production hits record
AFGHANISTAN -- Afghanistan's opium production surged to record levels this year, despite international efforts over the past decade to wean the country off the narcotics trade, according to a report by the UN's drug control agency. The harvest this May resulted in 5,500 metric tons of opium, 49% higher than last year and more than the combined output of the rest of the world.

(Nov 13 2013) - Our Government Has Weaponized the Internet ...
U.S.A. -- The internet backbone - the infrastructure of networks upon which internet traffic travels - went from being a passive infrastructure for communication to an active weapon for attacks. According to revelations about the QUANTUM program, the NSA can "shoot" (their words) an exploit at any target it desires as his or her traffic passes across the backbone. It appears that the NSA and GCHQ were the first to turn the internet backbone into a weapon; absent Snowdens of their own, other countries may do the same and then say, "It wasn't us. And even if it was, you started it."

(Nov 12 2013) - The 2nd operating system hiding in every cell phone
WORLD -- I've always known this, and I'm sure most of you do too, but we never really talk about it. Every smartphone or other device with mobile communications capability (e.g. 3G or LTE) actually runs not one, but two operating systems. Aside from the operating system that we as end-users see (Android, iOS, PalmOS), it also runs a small operating system that manages everything related to radio. Since this functionality is highly timing-dependent, a real-time operating system is required.

(Nov 12 2013) - NY National Guard drone crashes in Lake Ontario
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A military drone has crashed into Lake Ontario during a New York Air National Guard training mission. State military officials say the MQ-9 Reaper had taken off from Wheeler Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum and was operating in approved airspace over the eastern side of the lake when it was lost at about 1 p.m. Tuesday. They say the aircraft was not armed. There have been no reports of injuries.

(Nov 12 2013) - Energy, military deals inked as Putin visits Vietnam
VIETNAM -- Russia and Vietnam will cooperate in offshore oil exploration and deepen military ties, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday after "constructive and open" talks with his counterpart in Hanoi. Putin hailed increased bilateral trade -- worth some $3.6 billion last year, up 20 percent year-on-year -- as the two countries work towards a free trade agreement. They signed agreements on issues ranging from defense cooperation to joint oil exploration in Vietnam's offshore blocks, after Putin met Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang.

(Nov 11 2013) - DHS wants to use DNA testing to 'ID' family relationships ?
U.S.A. -- The Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) unit of DHS is gathering information from prospective vendors who could perform deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests on samples collected from various individuals to help the agency identify family relationships, criminal suspects and more.

(Nov 09 2013) - Two US Navy Admirals on 'Temporary' Leave
SAN DIEGO -- Two Navy admirals have been placed on temporary leave after their access to classified materials was suspended. This comes as part of a growing investigation into allegations that Naval officers illegally accepted bribes from a military contractor. Vice Adm. Ted Branch, director of naval intelligence, and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, director of intelligence operations, were reported on Friday to be part of an ongoing probe after they were each accused of having illegal and improper relations with Leonard Francis, CEO of Glenn Defense Marine.

(Nov 09 2013) - CryptoSeal: Another One Bites The Dust
CALIFORNIA -- San Francisco-based CryptoSeal, a provider of virtual private networks that can be used to browse the Internet anonymously, has closed its doors to users of its private VPN service. In a statement posted online, CryptoSeal announced that a key factor in the closure was the government's recently revealed attempt to force email provider Lavabit to turn over its private encryption keys. Lavabit shut down in August as part of an effort to resist a surveillance demand believed to involve NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who was a Lavabit customer.

(Nov 08 2013) - Chinese troops will have boots on the ground in Hawaii on Tues
HAWAII -- Aloha Hawaiians! If you see what you think are soldiers from the Communist Peoples Republic of China Army wandering about in your neck of the woods Tuesday through Thursday next week, your imagination is not playing tricks on you. For the first time in history the U.S. Army will host the Communist Peoples Republic of China's Army on American soil Nov. 12-14, 2013.

(Nov 07 2013) - Russia & China prepare for the day when they'll Nuke the U.S.
WWIII -- While Barack Obama is busy gutting the U.S. nuclear arsenal, Russia & China are rapidly preparing for the day when they will nuke the U.S. To most Americans, it sounds very strange to hear that Russia & China are concerned about nuclear war. After all, isn't the Cold War over? Isn't that what politicians from both major political parties keep telling us? Unfortunately, the truth is that Russia & China both consider the U.S. to be their number one geopolitical threat ...

(Nov 07 2013) - Inventor of world wide web criticises NSA
MASS -- The inventor of the world wide web has criticised America's National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ for weakening online security by breaking the encryptions that guard data privacy for millions of computer users around the world. Sir Tim Berners-Lee called for a "full and frank public debate" over internet surveillance, warning that cracking encryption software was foolish and would be exploited by cybercriminals.

(Nov 06 2013) - Sources say the Pentagon's moving to shut down cabal
PENTAGON -- Some kind of paradigm changing event in the US is imminent, according to multiple sources. Three US agency sources, two from the Pentagon and one from the CIA, all say something very big is going to happen in the U.S. but none of them were sure exactly what it will be. The Pentagon had already taken over the FEMA camps and was going to put all the politicians from Wash D.C. there, one source said. Another, at Pentagon Military intelligence, confirmed "there was a lot of activity and confusion within the military," a sign of something big going on but, he was not sure exactly what. He added that for some reason all the FEMA coffins had been moved to Puerto Rico and were being displayed on Puerto Rican TV stations.

(Nov 06 2013) - NATO Prepares for War with Russia ?
NATO -- On Saturday, November 2nd, NATO launched a major military training exercise, its largest since 2006. Considering the magnitude of this exercise and its temporal and geographic setting, it is clear that Exercise Steadfast Jazz represents the continued unraveling of NATO-Russian relations and the perpetuation of a Cold War which never truly ended ... the exercise revolves around a "fictitious scenario in a fictitious country," but it is not a stretch to say that the exercise simulates a Russian invasion of Poland.

(Nov 05 2013) - FEMA Source : GridEx2 May Go Hot
U.S.A. -- John shares with us that several of his sources, including a high level FEMA source, are expressing great concern over the upcoming GridEx2 drill that will simulate a power outage over much of North America. John shares with us that there have been many previous 'drills' that have turned into live disasters/events the very same day and informs us that his sources are warning that this drill too 'may go hot'.

(Nov 05 2013) - Google reads all emails, Microsoft warns
WORLD -- Microsoft has launched a campaign openly criticising its rival Google for snooping on people's emails. The software company has said it is appalled how Google uses "private information for profit" and found the majority of people think scanning emails is "an invasion of privacy." In a series of new adverts, Microsoft explains how Google reads every email users send, picking up on key words to target advertising in a bid to make more cash.

(Nov 03 2013) - Listening post revealed on Cocos Islands
AUSTRALIA -- Australia's electronic spy agency is intercepting Indonesian naval and military communications through a secret radio listening post on the remote Cocos Islands. According to former defence officials, the Defence Signals Directorate runs the signals interception and monitoring base on Australia's Indian Ocean territory, 1100 kilometres south-west of Java.

(Nov 01 2013) - Russian Bombers to Continue Patrols Over South America
MOSCOW -- Two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers currently on a tour-of-duty in South America will carry out a series of patrol missions over the region in line with the program of combat training, the Defense Ministry said. The nuclear-capable bombers arrived in Venezuela on October 28 and conducted patrols over the Caribbean before landing in Nicaragua on Thursday.

(Oct 30 2013) - Moscow Conducts Large-Scale Nuclear Attack Drill
RUSSIA -- Russian strategic forces carried out a large-scale surprise military drill on Wednesday, launching four nuclear missiles that were closely monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies, U.S. officials said. The drill began around 9:00 am ET and included the test launch of two land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and two submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).

(Oct 30 2013) - FEMA wants to plan for motor coaches to evacuate people
FEMA -- When a disaster strikes, it is sometimes vital to evacuate the local population from the affected area by using commercial buses. FEMA has issued a presolicitation notice indicating that it might be looking for a consulting firm that can provide planning and operational support to facilitate such a "motor coach evacuation" of the general population in response to a presidentially-declared emergency or natural disaster within the continental United States.

(Oct 29 2013) - The Area 51 File: Secret Aircraft and Soviet MiGs
AREA 51 -- The CIA's history of the U-2 spy plane, declassified this past summer, sparked enormous public attention to the U-2's secret test site at Area 51 in Nevada, but documents posted today by the National Security Archive ( www.nsarchive.org) show that Area 51 played an even more central role in the development of the U.S. Air Force's top secret stealth programs in the 1970s and 1980s, and hosted secretly obtained Soviet MiG fighters during the Cold War.

(Oct 29 2013) - Military, NASA other agencies hit in series of attacks
U.K. -- Prosecutors have charged a U.K. hacker in connection with a year-long series of attacks on U.S. government and other networks that resulted in the theft of the personal information of government employees and massive amounts of other sensitive data, causing damages in the millions of dollars. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark, N.J., said Lauri Love, 28, of Stradishall, England, and three unnamed co-conspirators exploited weaknesses in Structured Query Language databases and ...

(Oct 28 2013) - Ex-CIA chief: No solution to EMP attack
WASH D.C. -- Contrary to the findings of a 2008 commission mandated by Congress to consider a defense against an electromagnetic pulse attack and its effects on the national grid, a retired Air Force general who also headed the NSA and the CIA says that there isn't a solution to an EMP attack. Speaking before the Bipartisan Policy Center at a conference on the threats to the U.S. electrical grid, Michael Hayden also said the Obama admin. has NO PLAN to defend against an EMP.

(Oct 27 2013) - Lights Out in America - the EMP Threat
AMERICA -- I watched The Blaze's For The Record this week, with the episode entitled Blackout. I am increasingly impressed with this show and would highly recommend it to those seeking actual fact-based news. I will also be watching National Geographic's docudrama American Blackout tonight. I can already tell you that show though, is flawed. They have radically underestimated the number of dead in America after an EMP attack at less than 2,000. That's laughable. Just car crashes alone would result in far more than that. For The Record estimates over 50% of the population of the US would die in the first year according to the Congressional EMP Commission. And it could be many, many more.

(Oct 27 2013) - F6 : NSA's global (TOP SECRET) surveillance unit ...
WORLD -- A "Top Secret" classified NSA document from the year 2010 shows that a unit known as the "Special Collection Service" (SCS) is operational in Berlin, among other locations. It is an elite corps run in concert by the US intelligence agencies NSA and CIA. The secret list reveals that its agents are active worldwide in around 80 locations, 19 of which are in Europe - cities such as Paris, Madrid, Rome, Prague and Geneva. The SCS maintains two bases in Germany, one in Berlin and another in Frankfurt. That alone is unusual.

(Oct 27 2013) - Why Gunboats In Louisiana Waters Every Gun Fully Manned?
LOUISIANA -- This follow-up video to a story from Beforeitsnews reporter Mort Amsel of gunboats in the waters of Louisiana asks the questions that need to be asked: Did you notice that EVERY GUN is manned in a residential area? What is about to happen? We know for a fact foreign troops are here in America as this horrifying story proves. This must surely be what America will look like once the dollar crashes for good and we become a third world country, a collapse that now appears may not be too very far away.

(Oct 26 2013) - Group Gathers to Protest 'Urban Shield' ... Drill in Oakland
OAKLAND -- This week there is a large scale police militarization drill being held in Oakland, with police and first responders from all over the country participating. This "URBAN SHIELD" program has over 50 separate training scenarios that will take place in and around the Oakland area. Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson told CBS News that police militarization is just a part of life. Nelson said the militarization of police "has happened since the beginning of time," noting that technology developed in the Civil War and WW II was used by police officers after those conflicts.

(Oct 25 2013) - DARPA's Developing an Brain Implants to read Brain Signals
U.S.A. -- DARPA is hoping to either improve on current "deep brain stimulation" technology, or develop new ways to do it better. Doctors already use deep brain stimulation to treat certain neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease - some 100,000 Parkinson's patients in the world have chips in their brain today, the agency said. It works by sending electrical impulses to the affected areas of the brain to regulate abnormal impulses caused by the disorder. Researchers are also testing electronic chips to treat a number of other mental conditions, like depression, OCD, Tourette's, and epilepsy.

(Oct 24 2013) - Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters
WORLD -- The documents leaked to media outlets by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden this year have brought national intelligence gathering & surveillance operations under a level of scrutiny not seen in decades. Often left out of this conversation, though, is the massive private surveillance industry that provides services to law enforcement, defense agencies & corporations in the U.S. & abroad - a sprawling constellation of companies & municipalities. "It's a circle where everyone [in these industries] is benefitting," says Eric King, lead researcher of watchdog group Privacy International. "Everyone gets more powerful, and richer."

(Oct 24 2013) - What are the ELF weapons Alexis and other Americans fear
WASH D.C. -- Before his murderous Navy Yard rampage, Aaron Alexis sent emails to the group Freedom From Covert Harassment and Surveillance (FFCHS) seeking relief from what he believed was an attack by electromagnetic frequency (EMF) weapons. Emails reportedly sent from Alexis, provided to the Communities by Freedom From Covert Harassment and Surveillance (FFCHS), show Alexis sought revenge against the U.S. Navy because he believes it was targeting him with electromagnetic frequency (EMF) weapons. Alexis suspected those attacks were connected to one or more Navy directed energy (DE) weapons programs.

(Oct 23 2013) - NSA Spied on 124 Billion Phone Calls in One Month
UTAH -- The National Security Agency recorded information about more than 124 billion phone calls during a 30-day period earlier this year, including around 3 billion calls from U.S. sources, according to a tally from top-secret documents released by multiple news outlets. Documents revealing details about the NSA's Boundless Informant program show that information regarding billions of phone calls and computer communications was collected by the agency from across the world.

(Oct 22 2013) - ... the US corporate government buys time
WASH D.C. -- The US corporate government and the mafia families that own it managed to stave off default on October 17th by acting like a junkie selling family heirlooms to a pawnshop in order to buy a few more days' worth of drugs. In one example, they sold a whole bunch of state of the art helicopters, including Blackhawks and Apaches to China for an undisclosed sum, according to Pentagon sources. Partial confirmation of this can be found here. These same fascist families also sold a bunch of cruise missiles & cluster bombs to the totalitarian gulf monarchies.

(Oct 20 2013) - MI6 demands more spies in Afghanistan to fight terrorism
BRITAIN -- MI6 is calling for reinforcements in Afghanistan amid fears that the country will become an "intelligence vacuum" where terrorists will pose an increased threat to Britain, The Telegraph has learnt. The Secret Intelligence Service is appealing for extra staff from other intelligence agencies amid growing concern about a terrorist threat from Afghanistan after British troops withdraw next year, intelligence sources have said.

(Oct 20 2013) - DOD undertakes massive inoculation effort
CHICAGO -- The Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago had already administered 17,000 flu vaccines to active duty military, their dependents, veterans and its staff even before it held a walk-in flu clinic last Saturday. When it comes to influenza, the U.S. government does not mess around. All active duty military are required to receive the flu vaccine, which is also offered free to their dependents, veterans and Department of Defense health care workers.

(Oct 19 2013) - FEMA to evaluate Maryland's preparedness ... at nuke plant
MARYLAND -- FEMA will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Calvert County, MD, during the week of October 21, 2013 to test the ability of the State of Maryland to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility. "These drills are held every other year to test government's ability to protect public health and safety," said MaryAnn Tierney, regional administrator for FEMA Region III. "We will evaluate state and local emergency response capabilities within the 10-mile emergency-planning zone of the nuclear facility."

(Oct 18 2013) - The Mexican-ization of American Justice
MIAMI -- Mexican-style South of the Border Justice has arrived in America with a vengeance, and is on display in a courtroom in Miami where three members of New York's Gambino Family, Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello, Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari, and James "Pudgy" Fiorello, are on trial for the murder of Suncruz Casino tycoon Gus Boulis.

(Oct 15 2013) - The NSA's New Code Breakers
NORTH KOREA -- There was a time when the code breakers of the NSA actually took the lead in solving enemy encryption systems. These days, not so much. In today's NSA, it's hackers, break-in artists, corporate liaisons, and shadow salesman using front companies who are at the forefront of this effort. Even so-called "hacktivists" play an unwitting role in helping the NSA gain access to computer networks -- both hostile and friendly. Just about the only place that's somewhat immune to the NSA's new style of code-breaking attacks? North Korea, because it's so disconnected from the rest of the world's networks.

(Oct 14 2013) - NSA's collecting your email address books & buddy lists
UTAH -- The NSA is collecting the email & buddy list contacts of Americans in its efforts to identify foreign intelligence & terrorist networks around the world, The Washington Post reports. "The collection program, which has not been disclosed before, intercepts e-mail address books & 'buddy lists' from instant messaging services as they move across global data links," according to documents disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the Washington Post reports.

(Oct 12 2013) - Who Killed JFK ?
U.S.A. -- Kennedy's fate was sealed in June 1963 when he authorized the issuance of more than $4 billion in United States Notes by his Treasury Department in an attempt to circumvent the high interest rate usury of the Eight Families Federal Reserve international banker crowd. President Lincoln had made a similar move 100 years earlier and suffered the same consequences. The wife of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, who was conveniently gunned down by Jack Ruby before Ruby quickly died in prison, told author A. J. Weberman in 1994, "The answer to the Kennedy assassination is with the Federal Reserve Bank. Don't underestimate that. It's wrong to blame it on Angleton and the CIA per se only. This is only one finger on the same hand. The people who supply the money are above the CIA".

(Oct 11 2013) - 20th Air Force commander relieved of command
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) -- Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, relieved Maj. Gen. Michael Carey from command of 20th Air Force today due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment. Kowalski made his decision based on information from an Inspector General investigation into Carey's behavior during a temporary duty assignment. The allegations are not related to operational readiness or the inspection results of any 20th AF unit, nor do they involve sexual misconduct.

(Oct 11 2013) - DHS/FEMA earthquake false flag exercise to coincide with U.S. default
WASH D.C. -- The DHS / FEMA and the Washington Military Department (WMD) will conduct a Massive Earthquake Drill on Oct. 17, 2013 - the date the U.S. defaults if Congress doesn't raise its debt limit. A staged military exercise called "The Great Washington ShakeOut", will be executed in the heart of the nation's capitol, on exactly the same day the U.S. could default. Military personnel from the Washington Military Department will be prepositioned throughout Wash DC on Oct 17, 2013. Why conduct an earthquake drill in Wash DC when Wash DC does not sit on any earthquake fault line? Same reason why the U.S. government held a major military exercise on the East Coast of the United States, that simulated airline hijacking on September 11, 2001 - a false flag.

(Oct 10 2013) - CIA in Mexico reportedly tied to murdered DEA agent
U.S.A. -- Few remember Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena, the DEA agent killed in the line of duty almost 30 years ago, when the War on Drugs was the talk of Washington. "On February 7, 1985, Special Agent Camarena was kidnapped by the traffickers," then First Lady Nancy Reagan somberly told a room full of anti-drug advocates. "He was tortured and beaten to death." Camarena's killer was sentenced to 40 years in jail. Now, he's free after serving only 28 years. And those who knew the agent and became close to his family are fighting to see that his story is not forgotten.

(Oct 09 2013) - Terraforming Earth: GEO-ENGINEERING megaplan starts now
WORLD -- THIS is how we will hold off disaster. To help us avoid dangerous climate change, we will need to create the largest industry in history: to suck greenhouse gases out of the air on a giant scale. For the first time, we can sketch out this future industry - known as geoengineering - and identify where it would operate. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change now considers geoengineering to be respectable. The reason is simple. Unless our greenhouse gas emissions start falling soon, Earth will probably warm this century by more than 2 degrees Celceous, at which point things get nasty - because human society might not be able to adapt.

(Oct 08 2013) - Meltdowns zap NSA's giant new data center
UTAH -- Operations at the National Security Agency's massive new Utah Data Center will be delayed by a year because of powerful electrical surges that have caused explosions, melted equipment and disrupted circuits. The center had been scheduled to begin operating this month. Ten meltdowns caused by arc fault failures ' described as "a flash of lightning inside a 2-foot box" - over the last 13 months have destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment at the center, the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reports.

(Oct 07 2013) - Every Nuclear-Tipped Missile is an 'Accident Waiting to Happen'
WASH D.C. -- A nuclear accident never produced a nuclear detonation, but according to a new book by Eric Schlosser every nuclear-tipped missile "is an accident waiting to happen, a potential act of mass murder." Schlosser's book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Incident, and the Illusion of Safety (Penguin Press, 2013) includes a truly sobering account of safety breakdowns and failures from the 1950s to the 1980s. All readers will be impressed by the assiduousness of his research, the doggedness of his Freedom of Information Act requesting, and the great care which he has taken to pin down assertions in a great variety of primary and secondary sources.

(Oct 06 2013) - Whistleblower Terminated for Revealing Human Experimentation
ILLINOIS -- Why would a bright and promising cardiologist be fired from the University hospital that she had practiced at since 2000 ? Apparently, protecting her patients is grounds for dismissal. At least, that is the case at Northwestern University in Illinois. Despite being promoted to Valve Director in 2006, Dr. Nalini M. Rajamannan was terminated in 2008 after reporting the use of non-FDA approved, experimental medical devices being implanted in patients without their knowledge.

(Oct 04 2013) - GOV'T SHUTDOWN HITS 'AREA 51' ... {Aliens being furloughed}
AREA 51 -- According to a tweet last night from KLAS Las Vegas 8 News Now investigative reporter George Knapp, the government shutdown has even affected the workers at Area 51, the top secret Air Force base in Nevada that is rumored to house crashed extraterrestrial spacecraft. Last night Knapp tweeted: "Govt. shutdown hits Area 51. Flights from LV to Groom Lake are suspended. Top-secret Employees furloughed." The flights Knapp is tweeting about are referred to as "Janet Airlines."

(Oct 04 2013) - The NSA, Drug Trafficking, & the Crash of Cocaine2
UTAH -- The NSA does a lot more than just signals intelligence. More than a decade ago, long before the current brouhaha, I heard credible allegations about an NSA role in the cocaine trade in Bolivia, from someone who was there. What I know of the NSA's links to drug trafficking requires a brief excursion back to the year 2000. More on that in a moment. Today the NSA is mapping American's social networks, using cell-phone geo-location to track their movements , cracking the encryption guarding their bank accounts, medical records, e-mails, Web searches, Internet chats and phone calls.

(Oct 03 2013) - Egyptians follow Mossad and CIA directions in Sinai
EGYPT -- An Israeli website alleged to be close to the Mossad spy agency has claimed that the leader of the coup in Egypt, General Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi, receives intelligence on the movements of the Jihadists in Sinai from Mossad and America's CIA. A detailed report about this has revealed detailed information about the military formation and the weapons used by the Egyptian army in their fight with the so-called Jihadists and Al-Qaeda supporters.

(Oct 01 2013) - Human on a chip
MICHIGAN -- Army scientists at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) and academic collaborators are conducting research on organoids (small swatches of human tissue) on microchips. The "human on a chip" research focuses on in vitro human organ constructs (for the heart, liver, lung and the circulatory system) in communication with each other. The goal is to assess effectiveness and toxicity of (chemicle warfare) drugs in a way that is relevant to humans and their ability to process these drugs.

(Sep 30 2013) - Capital Shield 2014: In Nation's Capital
U.S.A. -- Emergency vehicles and first responders are once again in action in the National Capital Region and will be thru Oct. 3. They are participating in "Capital Shield 2014." CS 14 is a joint training exercise in the NCR that is hosted by the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region. It brings federal, state, local and municipal agencies together to realistically test interagency operability during a crisis impacting the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. It also trains and prepares the Department of Defense to provide defense support to civil authorities and employ appropriate force protection measures as requested.

(Sep 30 2013) - To Fix U.S. Intelligence, Shrink It ?
U.S.A. -- Criticism of U.S. intelligence takes many forms : Intelligence agencies are too secretive, or they are too leaky. They over-collect, or they under-perform. Or all of these, and more besides. Many of the criticisms can be reduced to a single argument: The U.S. intelligence community has become too large to be properly managed. Interestingly, this is a view that is held by some within U.S. intelligence itself ...

(Sep 30 2013) - Two Marine generals fired for security lapses ?
WASH D.C. -- The commandant of the Marine Corps on Monday took the extraordinary step of firing two generals for not adequately protecting a giant base in southern Afghanistan that Taliban fighters stormed last year, resulting in the deaths of two Marines and the destruction of half a dozen U.S. fighter jets. It is the first time since the Vietnam War that a general, let alone two, has been sacked for negligence after a successful enemy attack.

(Sep 29 2013) - Pilot says ... Chemtrails are a necessary EVIL
HEATHROW -- Many pilots are starting to come clean as the reality of chemtrails becomes more widely acknowledged. Although institutionally denied by corrupt, untrustworthy governments affiliated with NATO countries. These Toxic trails litter the skyline daily. Heathrow is one of the busiest airport in the world but there are no genuine mainstream images pre-1990's of these so called CON-trails.

(Sep 28 2013) - No. 2 U.S. nuke commander suspended
WASH D.C. -- The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces has been suspended and is under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigation Command for issues related to gambling, officials said Saturday. The highly unusual action against a high-ranking officer at U.S. Strategic Command was made more than three weeks ago but not publicly announced.

(Sep 27 2013) - The final switch: Goldsboro, 1961
U.S.A. -- The threat of nuclear weapons accidents isn't a new one. Even in 1945, Los Alamos physicists sweated when contemplating all that could possibly go wrong with their bombs, if they went off at the wrong place or the wrong time. Or didn't go off at all. That's the bind, really: a nuclear state wants a weapon that always goes off exactly when you tell it to, and never goes off any other time. That's a hard thing to guarantee, especially when the stakes are so high in both directions, and especially since these two requirements can be directly in tension.

(Sep 26 2013) - Harvard is actually Developing Mind Control Technology
CAMBRIDGE -- What if you could use your mind to telepathically control the actions of someone else? It sounds crazy, but researchers at Harvard are at least one step closer to making the unbelievable a reality. In a recent lab test, folks at the Cambridge, Mass.-based university were able to use a human mind to control the physical movement of a live rat. Here's how the system works ...

(Sep 26 2013) - Russia, China Hold Large-Scale War Games
EUROPE -- Pentagon intelligence agencies are closely watching Russian and Chinese war games now taking place in Europe and Asia involving tens of thousands of troops. Meanwhile, NATO military forces are set to conduct large-scale maneuvers in November that will be designed to counter growing concerns of a westward Russian military encroachment, according to U.S. officials. "The Russians are moving forces closer to Europe, and that is troubling," said a military official.

(Sep 26 2013) - TSA To Roll Out 'Covert Surveillance' Vans
SAN FRANCISCO -- In another indication of how the TSA is expanding its turf way beyond airport security, the federal agency is about to roll out high-tech vehicles that will utilize secret technology to conduct "covert surveillance operations" in cities around the country. According to a synopsis posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website (PDF), the TSA is set to purchase technology to retrofit three vans in Arlington, VA, Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA in order to convert them into surveillance vehicles that will "conduct covert surveillance operations in the course of investigations."

(Sep 25 2013) - Scientists are convinced 'Mind Transfer' is the key to Immortality
WORLD -- Call it mind transfer, uploading, brain backup, whatever - the idea of copying the human brain to a computer so it can live on without the body has a strong hold on futurists, neuroscientists, and folks that just want to live forever. Also Stephen Hawking. At screening of a new film about his life this week, the cosmologist said he believes it's possible to retain a digital version of the brain after the body dies - though it probably won't happen in his lifetime.

(Sep 24 2013) - MIND CONTROL & THE NEW WORLD ORDER
MARYLAND -- On 28 Nov 1953, at 2 am, a man crashed through a closed window & fell to his death from the 10th floor of the Statler Hotel in N.Y. City. He was identified as Frank Olson, a bacteriologist with the US Army Research Center at Fort Detrick, Maryland. He had fallen from a room he shared with another scientist, Robert Lashbrook. It was ruled a suicide. 22 years later, in 1975, William Colby, then CIA director, declassified documents that changed the complexion of the case.

(Sep 23 2013) - NORAD plans nighttime air training over Wash. D.C.
WASH D.C. -- The Air Force and Coast Guard will hold training exercises in the skies above D.C. this week. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, will conduct the flight training beginning late Tuesday night to about 2 a.m. Wednesday. Other agencies involved in the training include the Civil Air Patrol, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region Coordination Center and the Joint Air Defense Operations. Air Force F-16s and a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter will also participate.

(Sep 23 2013) - Clue To 911 - Shooters At Navy Yard
WASH D.C. -- The Washington Navy Yard shootings ensure that details of Aaron Alexis's career with U.S. intelligence agencies will remain inside a deep freezer alongside the dossier on another rogue gov't agent, the Aurora movie shooter James "the Joker" Holmes. These two villains have striking similarities: Both are linked by an admiration for the ArmaLite AR-15 spray gun and they also suffer bizarre psychiatric disorders, including chronic anxiety, heightened paranoia and strange voices inside their heads.

(Sep 21 2013) - 911 Illusions: Part I: Patsies & Beneficiaries
U.S.A. -- In the wake of the 911 terror attacks, Americans everywhere recited the collective mantra, "Things will never be the same". Twelve years later, the global oligarchy is supporting the alleged al Qaeda perpetrators of 911 on the ground in Syria. Looks like things actually changed very little.
The Patsies -- Fifteen of the nineteen alleged hijackers were born in Saudi Arabia, where the House of Saud dictatorship has financed Muslim Brotherhood modern-day Assassins and CIA covert operations since its inception for the benefit of the Eight Families banking cartel and their Four Horsemen - whose ARAMCO oilfields are protected via US military occupation of the Kingdom.

(Sep 19 2013) - FEMA Region 3 Alert: 386,000 Foreign Troops In U.S.
FEMA REGION III -- What if our worse fears are confirmed? We've been watching as the criminal forces within the U.S. gov't slowly work their way into a more entrenched position in the machinery of power. What if the reason we have so many of our troops overseas, including our national guardsmen, is to remove them from the scene of an American coup? Could that be the real ultimate motive behind the foreign wars? There is a lot of info contained in this video and the accompanying text from thesleuthjournal.com. Added together, there is more than a little cause for concern.

(Sep 19 2013) - 10,0000 FEMA Burial Vaults Uncoverved In Georgia
GEORGIA -- I have no idea what to make of this one. All of the sites I was able to find that reference this stockpile assume that it has something to do with an upcoming American holocaust and martial law, etc. Again, I have no idea. Let's try to work trough this one a bit ... First of all, what are they ? The product is called a "Burial Vault." They are made by PolyGuard Vaults. Their website describes the product as follows ...

(Sep 18 2013) - Drug trade goes on unchecked in Afghanistan
AFGHANISTAN -- If one goes by the American measurement, the saying goes that they do not start a venture unless they're sure about its cost not going from their own kitty. The Afghan venture does not seemingly pay them as does Iraq's but permitting poppy cultivation to the Afghan warlords & bigwigs favouring the US intervention was the bid to justify finances of their stay in that country. It is now an open secret, and everyone knows it, as to who runs the largest global business of narcotics smuggling & weapons trade. Dig down just a little of these areas & you'll find the American CIA ...

(Sep 17 2013) - Pulse Passwords : Next Step Towards Microchip Implantations
NEW YORK -- Passwords, pin numbers, and credit cards could soon be a thing of the past. Soon, your heart and your body might be used to keep track of just about everything if new technology is able to unlock "pulse passwords". Our heartbeats are as unique to us as our fingerprints and now they are being used to replace passwords, key cards, and bank cards, CBS 2's Kristine Johnson reported. "It's like your personal pin number is your heartbeat," Mashable.com's Lance Ulanoff said.

(Sep 16 2013) - Black FEMA Coffins Arriving In Puerto Rico
PUERTO RICO -- What's going on ? Well, thousands, upon thousands of ... FEMA black coffins are arriving. They're plain out calling them "coffins for disasters". So are seemingly dozens or hundreds of military vehicles which don't seem to be a necessity considering all the military we already have there. This is a picture recently taken in Ponce, where one of the island's port is.

(Sep 13 2013) - Syrian special forces ready to attack USA?
U.S.A. -- Military Review website posted information from an anonymous source stating that hundreds of Syrian army special forces soldiers are currently located on the territory of the United States, ready to conduct a series of sabotage operations in case of a military aggression against Syria. They may target the country's infrastructure. The publication lists potential targets that can be damaged, including railways, power stations, power plants, waterworks, oil and gas terminals, and military objects, mostly air and naval bases.

(Sep 13 2013) - Chemical weapons at Kentucky Army Depot (VIDEO)
RICHMOND, KY -- There are deadly chemical weapons being housed in Kentucky. They are being kept at a United States Military facility, located about 100 miles from Louisville, and are the same nerve agents allegedly used by the Syrian President to kill 1,400 of his own people. Chemical weapons have been stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot since the 1940's and the military is working to get rid of them. But the project has been bogged down in delays leaving some Kentucky families living under a cloud of uncertainty.

(Sep 13 2013) - FBI admits it controlled Tor servers behind mass Malware Attack
LAS VEGAS -- It wasn’t ever seriously in doubt, but the FBI yesterday acknowledged that it secretly took control of Freedom Hosting last July, days before the servers of the largest provider of ultra-anonymous hosting were found to be serving custom malware designed to identify visitors. Freedom Hosting's operator, Eric Eoin Marques, had rented the servers from an unnamed commercial hosting provider in France, and paid for them from a bank account in Las Vegas. It's not clear how the FBI took over the servers in late July, but the bureau was temporarily thwarted when Marques somehow regained access and changed the passwords, briefly locking out the FBI until it gained back control.

(Sep 10 2013) - China Flies Bombers and Drone Near Japanese Skies
JAPAN -- The Japanese Self-Defense Forces were on a high state of alert on Sept 9 ahead of the first anniversary of Japan's controversial purchase of islets in the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu archipelago, particularly after a pair of Chinese bombers flew near Okinawa the previous day. Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has ordered military personnel to strengthen their surveillance around the Senkakus, which are also claimed by China and Taiwan. A source in the Japanese govt indicated that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and Chinese maritime enforcement could take "outstanding" action in the area on Sept 11, the first anniversary of the purchase.

(Sep 10 2013) - Experimental Subjects Being Murdered ???
U.S.A. -- Faced with the growing exposure of the human experimentation program, key human experimental subjects are in the process of being murdered. In the last article, we revealed how the the respiratory system was being progressively such down and we assumed that this was to enable the AI to take control. This analysis has been revised in the context of extended information that has become available.

(Sep 07 2013) - Obama admin' had restrictions on NSA reversed in 2011
WASH D.C. -- The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its massive databases, according to interviews with government officials and recently declassified material.

(Sep 05 2013) - The NSA is reading "all the stuff" you think you've encrypted
WORLD -- It's now a given that the NSA works to grab data from sites like Facebook—but what about the stuff that's explicitly private, the websites guaranteed to be protected and secure? The New York Times reports that American spies have been decoding our scrambled online acts for years ... the report, based on more documents furnished by Edward Snowden, say a secret US initiative called "Bullrun" obviate any need for backdoor access to our online data.

(Sep 04 2013) - Is the CIA on Its Way to Hacking the Sky ?
U.S.A. -- The news seemed tailor-made to drive conspiracy theorists and members of the tinfoil hat club into a frenzy. In July, the National Academy of Sciences confirmed that the CIA is helping to underwrite a yearlong study examining atmospheric geoengineering - deliberate, planetary - scale manipulation of the climate to counteract global warming. As reporters took jabs at the idea of "spooks" seeking to "control the weather," the National Academy of Sciences tried to brush away concerns.

(Sep 04 2013) - Army trains to influence people's will
U.S. ARMY -- The Army has taken a huge step toward establishing the "human dimension" as its seventh war-fighting function. It happened Aug. 26-28, as Training and Doctrine Command held a strategic landpower limited-objective exercise at Fort Belvoir, Va. The exercise teamed the Army, Marine Corps and U.S. Army Special Operations Command with experts from the State Department, national intelligence and academic communities. "Ultimately, it's about winning the clash of wills," said Lt. Gen. Keith Walker, deputy commanding general of Futures, and director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center. "You have strategic victory when you influence the will of the people, influence the will of security forces, ultimately influence the will of a government."

(Sep 04 2013) - How 'Gov't Spooks' are making bank in Silicon Valley
CALIFORNIA -- As much as Silicon Valley's techno-libertarians would like to believe that they discovered the first semiconductors buried in the California wilderness, the relationship between Big Government and the nation's tech capital is long, complicated, and well-documented. The internet itself was a military research project, and government R&D funding has pushed along technologies ranging from GPS to Siri. Tech companies have made a fortune off govt contracts, and intelligence agencies have even unleashed their own personal venture capital firms to invest in tech startups and recruit top tech talent to help mine through mountains of surveillance data.

(Sep 02 2013) - China Developing Super EMP Bomb to use against U.S.
CHINA -- A declassified defense intelligence report reveals China has developed a super EMP bomb it plans to use in a future war against the U.S. gov't. China is gearing up for war against the United States and their top weapon is a super electromagnetic pulse bomb that can blanket the U.S. and send America back to the dark ages in less than one second. Past reports from Chinese military websites and Asian newspapers have outlined a several attacks that China could launch to win a war against the more technologically and militarily advanced United States.

(Aug 31 2013) - Secret documents detail U.S. war in cyberspace
WASH D.C. -- U.S. intelligence services carried out 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, the leading edge of a clandestine campaign that embraces the Internet as a theater of spying, sabotage and war, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Washington Post. That disclosure, in a classified intelligence budget provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, provides new evidence that the Obama administration's growing ranks of cyberwarriors infiltrate and disrupt foreign computer networks.

(Aug 30 2013) - Colombian Drug Lord Vanishes After Conviction ... in the US!
U.S.A. -- A major Colombian drug trafficker who willingly sought extradition to the United States - even offering a $40 million bribe to officials in Brazil to send him to the US - apparently knew what he was doing. After being extradited and convicted in Federal Court in New York of felony drug charges that could have put him in jail for life, he disappeared.

(Aug 29 2013) - Why the U.S. is building Bubonic Plague Lab in Kazakhstan
KAZAKSTAN -- In 1992, Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov, a biologist from the Soviet Union, boarded a flight in Almaty, then Kazakhstan's capital, for New York. When Dr. Alibekov - now known as Ken Alibek - sat down with the CIA, he had a terrifying secret to reveal: that bio weapons program the Soviet Union stopped in the 1980's hadn't actually stopped at all. He knew this because he had led Moscow's efforts to develop weapons-grade anthrax. In fact, he said, by 1989 ...

(Aug 29 2013) - Secret Service will continue to scrape the Internet ...
U.S.A. -- The U.S. Secret Service intends to procure 96 copies of the Standard Edition of the Internet Evidence Finder, a software package supplied by Magnet Forensics Inc., of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The Internet Evidence Finder, or IEF, helps law enforcement forensic personnel, or other IT experts, recover data from social networking communications, instant messenger chats, Cloud-based artifacts, P2P file sharing apps, mobile backups, webmail, web browser history, pictures and videos, says Magnet Forensics, on its own Web site.

(Aug 28 2013) - NORAD to exercise over Northern Va. this week
NORTH VIRGINIA -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command will be training over the area twice this week, starting early Thursday morning. The exercises will be Thursday and Friday morning, beginning at midnight and lasting until 2 a.m., will include Civil Air Patrol aircraft and a U.S. Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter. NORAD has been conducting these training flights in the United States and Canada as part of Operation Noble Eagle since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

(Aug 27 2013) - US Contractors Cited for Syrian Chem Attacks (Video)
GEORGIA -- Investigative journalists inside Georgia and the region have traced shipments of chemical weapons to American controlled sources in the region. Here, the weapons from Georgia are being deployed by US backed Al Qaeda terrorists. Journalists, Jeffrey Silverman and Lika Moshiashvili have discovered clandestine WMD operations at the US controlled Central Reference Laboratory. Additionally, at the same facility, now controlled by the US government under cover of a "disarmament aid" program, new strains of deadly viruses are now also being reported as being weaponized and distributed to terrorist organizations.

(Aug 26 2013) - Another military commander removed over loss of confidence ?
MONTANA -- Colonel David Lynch, commander of Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, will transition into retirement due to a loss of confidence following a failed safety and security inspection which was reported by the Associated Press on August 13, said military leaders. The unit under the command of Lynch failed to review its adherence to rules ensuring the safety of its nuclear missiles.

(Aug 26 2013) - Japan scrambles fighter jets against Russian military planes
JAPAN -- Japan scrambled fighter jets on Sunday as a pair of Russian military planes flew along the nation's northern coastline, the defence ministry said. Two IL-38 planes flew along shorelines of Hokkaido, Aomori and Akita, facing the Sea of Japan (East Sea), but stayed away from Japanese airspace, the ministry added. Japan's Self-Defence Forces "responded by scrambling fighters," according to a brief press release from the ministry which came with a map of the Russian planes' flight path.

(Aug 25 2013) - 'Special Collection Service' Decrypted U.N. Communication Traffic
NEW YORK -- The UN headquarters in New York intercepted more than 80 U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide abused as a listening post: the new MIRROR revelations about the practices of the U.S. Secret Service NSA care in the German political outrage. The domestic policy spokesman of the Green parliamentary group, Konstantin von Notz, said: "If the most recent publications are substantiated, the NSA scandal has reached a new, from the federal government so far stubbornly denied dimension."

(Aug 23 2013) - The Spy, the Human Computer, and the H-bomb
LOS ALAMOS -- One of the most enigmatic documents in early Cold War nuclear history is the so-called Fuchs-von Neumann patent. It was Los Alamos secret patent application number S-5292X, "Improvements in method and means for utilizing nuclear energy," and dates from April 1946. It is mentioned, cryptically, often with heavy redaction, in many official histories of the hydrogen bomb, but also has recently surfaced as an object of historian's speculation. The most obvious reason for its notoriety comes from its authors, but its importance goes deeper than that.

(Aug 22 2013) - An Open Letter to My Former NSA Colleagues
MASSACHUSETTS -- Most people don't know the history of Von Neumann Hall, the nearly windowless building hidden behind the engineering quadrangle at Princeton. I found out my junior year, when, as a bright-eyed young math major, I was recruited to work at the NSA. Von Neumann Hall was the former site of the Institute for Defense Analyses, a math-heavy research organization that did work for an agency that, at that time, dared not speak its name. The close ties between Princeton and the NSA went back decades, I discovered, and some of the professors I had been learning from were part of a secret brotherhood of number jocks who worked on really tough math problems for the sake of national security.

(Aug 19 2013) - B-1B bomber crashes in Montana after leaving So. Dakota base
MONTANA -- A B-1B bomber crashed in a remote area of southeastern Montana on Monday, but its four crew members survived after ejecting from the South Dakota-based aircraft, Air Force officials said. The two pilots and two weapons system officers ejected before the bomber crashed near Broadus, Mont., said Col. Kevin Kennedy, commander of the 28th Bomb Wing. There were some reports of injuries, he said, though details weren't immediately released.

(Aug 17 2013) - FEMA Preparing For The Worst Why ???
FEMA Region III -- According to a notice sent by Senator Sheldon R. Songstad, Ret. of South Dakota State and published, with a video, which will be shown below, titled "Emergency Fema Region 3 Alert!!!," the government obviously believes something big is coming. {FEMA Region three includes, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV.} The preparations listed include; Nine-week training course for UN Peacekeepers in CONUS to learn Urban Warfare, English, and US weapons systems beginning 4th week of July for 386,000 troops to be completed by October 1st ...

(Aug 17 2013) - TSA buying 3.5 million rounds of ammo
U.S.A. -- TSA intends to purchase almost 3.5 million rounds of .357 SIG caliber training ammunition, according to a solicitation issued by the agency on August 16 ... the exact quantity of .357 SIG caliber training rounds sought in the RFP is 3,450,000, which means the TSA could fire off more than 9,400 rounds per day, every day of the year, to consume that entire quantity annually.

(Aug 17 2013) - Internet apocalypse (via) Google blackout
WWW -- Worldwide internet traffic plunged by about 40% as Google services suffered an 'unprecedented' black-out, web experts have revealed. The tech company said all of its services from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube to Google Drive went down for between 1 and 5 minutes last night but it refused to elaborate on the reasons why. According to web analytics firm GoSquared, global internet traffic fell by around 40% during the black-out, reflecting Google's massive grip on the web.

(Aug 17 2013) - How Google Chrome Lets Anybody See Your Passwords
U.S.A. -- One of the most popular features of Chrome is its ability to store passwords. That way they pop up automatically when you go to a function like email or Facebook. Elliot Kember, a software developer, discovered that anybody who clicks on the Chrome settings icon can see all of the passwords on that computer if he or she goes to the show advanced settings and passwords and forms sections. The passwords are obscured, but clicking next to them causes them to appear in plain text.

(Aug 16 2013) - Military Contractors See Civil Unrest as Good for Business
WORLD -- There are a million ways to make a buck these days and no one ever suggested that cashing in on real life disasters wasn't fair game, as long as the bigger goal was to help rather than profit. But making money off climate change? Somehow that sounds very wrong ... (cont.) ... any single climate event - drought, fire, flood, storm - could be enough to trigger violent conflict. A combination of more than one could spark civil war. Defense contractors like Raytheon, Boeing or Lockheed Martin pay attention to those kinds of dynamics.

(Aug 16 2013) - NSA spying broke privacy rules thousands of times
WORLD -- The National Security Agency broke privacy rules and exceeded its legal authority thousands of times since it was given new powers in 2008, according to top secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

(Aug 15 2013) - The Gov't Now Admits There's an 'Area 51'
AREA 51 -- Newly declassified documents, obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive, appear to for the first time acknowledge the existence of Area 51. Hundreds of pages describe the genesis of the Nevada site that was home to the government's spy plane program for decades. The documents do not, however, mention aliens.

(Aug 14 2013) - Russians In DHS Uniforms Working For / With ???
TENESSEE -- Truckers are reporting that tons of Russian and polish (eastern block) truckers have gone missing trucks and all. Now we find that in the Tennessee smokey mountains, a recently declared world heritage area made so by U.N., we find Russians in DHS uniforms stopping people like cops would and the Highway patrol have found russians in DHS uniforms driving DHS armored vehicles around on semi pulled trailers along with other FEMA supplies.

(Aug 14 2013) - DoD Support of Civil Authorities July 2013
U.S.A. -- Department of Defense Immediate Response and Emergency Authority : SS (b) Emergency Authority. In extraordinary emergency circumstances, where authorization by the President is impossible (away from the phone / playing golf) and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, involved federal military commanders are granted "emergency authority." Emergency authority enables the involved military commander to engage in temporary actions to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and to restore governmental function and public order.

(Aug 13 2013) - Army conducts Military Occupation Drill in small town Wisconsin
WISCONSIN -- A U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (CA & PSYOP) Command battalion recently practiced joint control of a small town with local authorities in a "realistic training exercise." According to an article released by the army, 22 soldiers of the 432nd Battalion unloaded their Humvees in Gillett, Wisconsin and set up a forward operating base at the Oconto County Fairgrounds in order to "conduct assessments" on some of the surrounding cities and to meet with "local key leaders."

(Aug 11 2013) - DoD weighs major COCOM realignment
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is considering a major overhaul of its geographical combatant commands, possibly realigning oversight within hot-button areas of the world and eliminating thousands of military and civilian positions,according to defense sources. While the plans for combatant command (COCOM) realignment and consolidation are still notional, sources say some options include ...

(Aug 08 2013) - Homeland security exercise taking place in Austin (VIDEO)
AUSTIN -- Multiple law enforcement agencies will be taking part in homeland security exercises in Austin over the next few weeks. The Texas Department of Public Safety said several local and federal agencies will test response plans to possible terroristic threats and other critical incidents. Authorities say you shouldn't be alarmed if you see a big increase in law enforcement officials on Austin's streets.

(Aug 08 2013) - Declassified: Joint Chiefs approved false flag attack on America
CUBA -- A Department of Defense document declassified in 1997 shows that the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States Armed Forces had drafted and approved a plan to attack and kill Americans and to blame it on Cuba. The original document is stored at the National Security Archives at George Washington University in Washington, DC. The plan was rejected by President John F. Kennedy ...

(Aug 05 2013) - Costa Rica Will Stop Sending Cocaine to Miami
COSTA RICA -- According to an official press release from the Organization of Judicial Investigations (OIJ in Spanish), Costa Rica will no longer send cocaine or other controlled substances to the United States, at least for the time being. The announcement comes in the wake of news reports about nearly 24 tons of cocaine transported by the U.S. Air Force to Miami on Saturday, July 27th 2013.

(Aug 03 2013) - The Global Drug production ... worth $400 billion
WORLD -- Intelligence agencies operate the world's drug trade. Not many would be aware that the CIA is a creation by British intelligence in 1947 and remains loyal to the international bankers based in the city of London and the global elite aristocratic families like the Rothschild's and the Windsor's. This link is worth reading. The CIA controls the world drug trade just as the British Empire was financed by their control of the opium trade through the British East India Company. It should also come as no surprise that Wall Street and major American banks relay on drug money as liquid capital.

(Aug 03 2013) - 'Friendly visit' : Russian warships dock in Cuba
CUBA -- A surface combatant squadron of the Russian Navy arrived in Cuba on Saturday for the first time in four years. The Cuban government announced the fleet was there for a "friendly visit." The unit consists of the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, missile cruiser 'Moscow', the large anti-submarine ship 'Vice Admiral Kulakov' of the Northern Fleet and a number of supply and service ships.

(Aug 03 2013) - US Biolab Released Swine Flu In Eastern Europe ?
TBILISI, Georgia -- A biological lab "Central Public Health Reference Laboratory" operates in Tbilisi, Georgia, under the American supervision. "Russia sees this as a direct violation of the BTWC, it is a powerful offensive potential," the chief state sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko said on July 20. His fears are not unfounded. For example, the swine flu that broke out in early 2012 ...

(Aug 03 2013) - Trapped In a (CONTAGIOUS) Killing Field:
CALIFORNIA -- A study published in The Royal Society Interface by researchers at MIT may influence policy as to potential travel restrictions in an epidemic. The study suggests that such restrictions will slow the progress of a pandemic. What is implicit in the paper's recommendations is that people may be confined-quarantined in fact-to a heavily affected area, thus reducing their individual chances to survive but also mitigating the spread of the contagion.

(Aug 01 2013) - Your TV might be watching you
U.S.A. -- Today's high-end televisions are almost all equipped with "smart" PC-like features, including Internet connectivity, apps, microphones and cameras. But a recently discovered security hole in some Samsung Smart TVs shows that many of those bells and whistles aren't ready for prime time.

(Aug 01 2013) - The Pentagon's Secret Wars: You Don't Have the Right to Know
U.S.A. -- Do the American people have the right to know the nations with which the United States is at war ? The Defense Department says no. When asked by senators to identify the groups being fought, the Pentagon said it's a secret. The Pentagon did hand over a list of forces associated with al-Qaeda, but members of Congress who received the list were forbidden from sharing it with the public.

(Jul 31 2013) - XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything ...
WORLD -- A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet.

(Jul 29 2013) - Nicky Hager Appearance before the ECHELON Committee
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT -- Nicky Hager ... Good morning. I am very pleased to be with your committee, and I think I should have to appear here as one of the people who produce the information about ECHELON. I think it's very important that you have the opportunity to challenge me and question me so that as a committee you can feel confident about the information I provided to your work. But also it was very useful for me to hear your discussion yesterday, as it is now clear to me what I should be talking about, the stage you are at with your work.

(Jul 28 2013) - Secret DARPA Mind Control Project Revealed: Leaked Document
ARIZONA -- What if the government could change people's moral beliefs or stop political dissent through remote control of people's brains? Sounds like science fiction, right? Well, a leaked document reveals that the US government, through DARPA research, is very close to accomplishing this.

(Jul 26 2013) - Who Are We at War With ? That's Classified
U.S.A. -- In a major national security speech [1] this spring, President Obama said again and again that the U.S. is at war with "Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces." So who exactly are those associated forces? It's a secret ... (a) Pentagon spokesman told ProPublica that revealing such a list could cause "serious damage to national security."

(Jul 25 2013) - The AIDS virus was created artificially. Documented confirmation
WASH D.C. -- The truth is not always pleasant, but in each case it makes us free. In this case the truth frees us from fear. The false AIDS epidemic in the 1980s sparked a global fear, fear of having any physical contact with unknown persons, but also with the closest. Remember what we were told? When you make love, you do not only with that person, but with all those with whom that person had physical relations.

(Jul 24 2013) - NSA Says It Can't Search Its Own Emails {You're Kidding - Right ???}
U.S.A. -- The NSA is a "supercomputing powerhouse" with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second. The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of data its surveillance programs capture. But ask the NSA, as part of a freedom of information request, to do a seemingly simple search of its own employees' email? The agency says it doesn't have the technology.

(Jul 23 2013) - NSA holds emergency hearing to fight off ...
WASH D.C. -- The National Security Agency has invited certain members of Congress to a top secret, invitation only meeting to discuss a proposed amendment that could end the NSA's ability to conduct dragnet surveillance on millions of Americans. A letter circulated only to select lawmakers early Tuesday announced that NSA Director General Keith B. Alexander would host a question and answer session with members of Congress in preparation of a Thursday vote on Capitol Hill expected to involve an amendment introduced last month by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Michigan).

(Jul 22 2013) - The Secret Link Between Germany and the NSA
GERMANY -- Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly said she knew nothing about American surveillance activities in Germany. But documents seen by SPIEGEL show that German intelligence cooperates closely with the NSA and even uses spy software provided by the US.

(Jul 21 2013) - How CIA Black Ops Teams are Hacking into Computers
WORLD -- In a detailed account on Foreign Policy, the Central intelligence Agency, in concert with the National Security Agency, has been demonstrated to conduct what is referred to as "black bag" operations, or the manual hacking of a target's computer by uploading spyware onto anything ranging from personal laptops to large-scale servers. When a specific target is out of the NSA's reach, it calls on the CIA to do, in its own parlance, a "surreptitious entry."

(Jul 21 2013) - Desert secrets of PINE GAP
AUSTRALIA -- Australia and the US are certainly united at Pine Gap. It is the crux of an electronic espionage alliance that is nearly five decades old. It is also the most secret place in Australia. Pine Gap is certainly impressive. The high-security facility is one of the largest satellite ground stations in the world. It controls and receives data from geostationary satellites that eavesdrop on a range of radio, radar and microwave signals. It also supports early-warning satellites that detect ballistic missile launches.

(Jul 18 2013) - Hacker posts email addresses, passwords of House & Senate staffers
WASH D.C. -- A hacktivist associated with Anonymous claims to have posted online thousands of email addresses and passwords for Capitol Hill staffers. According to a Twitter account that posted a link to the hacked information, House and Senate staffers were targeted in protest of the National Security Agency's domestic spying program.

(Jul 15 2013) - Can A Satellite Read Your Thoughts? - The Complete Technical Story
U.S.A. -- In the last article, I stated that we would update all the technical articles behind this series. True to our word, today we have a massive article that will update the entire technical description provided over the last several years. In most cases, there will be minor clarifications and examples, but we will also introduce technologies that have never been described before in relation to this program.

(Jul 14 2013) - Spread of national DNA databases spawns privacy concerns
LONDON -- You can ditch your computer and leave your cellphone at home, but you can't escape your DNA. It belongs uniquely to you - and, increasingly, to the authorities. Countries around the world are collecting genetic material from millions of citizens in the name of fighting crime and terrorism - and, according to critics, heading into uncharted ethical terrain.

(Jul 14 2013) - Russian military stages biggest war games ...
RUSSIA -- 160,000 servicemen, 1000 tanks, 130 planes and 70 ships are taking part in Russia's biggest military drill since Soviet times. The war games will continue in the country's Far East until July 20. The maneuvers are the latest in series of surprise military checks which performed by Russia, in an effort to reveal and oust flaws in the country's defense program.

(Jul 13 2013) - ECHELON Today: The Evolution of an NSA Black Program
U.K. / U.S.A. -- Before PRISM there was ECHELON: the top secret surveillance program whose all-encompassing "dictionaries" (high-speed computers powered by complex algorithms) ingest and sort key words and text scooped-up by a global network of satellites, from undersea cables and land-based microwave towers ... in fact, the same programs used to surveil the population at large have also been turned inward by the National Security State against itself and targets military and political elites who long thought themselves immune from such close attention.

(Jul 11 2013) - Can A Satellite Read Your Thoughts? - The Health Effects
U.S.A. -- Today, we will examine an area that we have only briefly mentioned in passing in this column, the short and long term health effects of the human medical torture program. We have covered, at least in some manner, the back-end architecture, the AI, the radio systems and biological theory of operation. All these elements will soon be updated ...

(Jul 10 2013) - Restricted : Exercises Impactin (GPS) in U.S. and Canada
U.S.A. -- (1.) This manual sets forth Service responsibilities regarding RF clearance coordination for the performance of GPS EA/interference in the United States and Canada during tests, training, and exercises -- (2.) The Services must ensure that forces can operate in an intense electronic warfare (EW) environment; therefore, DOD tests, training, and exercises involving GPS EA/interference are vital to the effective employment of combat forces.

(Jul 08 2013) - Elite Navy Units Call on Water-Based Drones
PACIFIC OCEAN -- Navy SEALs and other elite units are turning over some of the riskier parts of their jobs to a new underwater drone that is learning to "think and do" more on its own. The REMUS 600 family of unmanned underwater vehicles, or UUVs, has been used by the Navy's special warfare units and Explosive Ordnance Disposal since the early 2000s, and cut its teeth on mine-clearing operations in the Persian Gulf leading up to the beginning of the Iraq War.

(Jul 05 2013) - France has its own PRISM system
FRANCE -- An investigative report by French daily paper Le Monde has uncovered what it calls the "French Big Brother": Its own local version of the PRISM-like systems in place in the US and the UK. Le Monde's report states that French external intelligence agency the Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) has been intercepting metadata from phone calls, emails, and internet activity from domestic services, as well as between France and other countries.

(Jul 04 2013) - DC-9 'Cocaine One' kingpin's secret conviction
MIAMI -- It was the biggest drug seizure on an airplane in Mexican history. It led directly to the forced sale of Wachovia, then America's 4th largest bank. And it threatened to become America's most notorious drug scandal since Iran Contra. Yet when a leader of the drug smuggling organization responsible for the flight of the DC-9 airliner dubbed "Cocaine One" that was busted in the Yucatan carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine quietly pled guilty to unrelated drug charges two years ago in a Federal Court in Miami, his role in the massive drug move was kept secret from officials preparing his Pre-Sentence Report (PSI), from journalists, and even from the Federal judge in the case.

(Jul 03 2013) - DOOMSDAY PLANE E4 BUZZES AUSTIN CITY TEXAS
TEXAS -- The Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post, with the project name "Nightwatch", is an aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). To create the E-4 series, four Boeing 747-200 airframes were specially modified to serve as a survivable mobile command post for the National Command Authority, namely the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, and successors. The four E-4s are operated by the 1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron of the 55th Wing located at Offutt Air Force Base, near Omaha, Nebraska.

(Jul 03 2013) - ... broadcasting 'directly' into train passengers' heads ?
DEUTSCHLAND -- Sky Deutschland has developed technology to transfer adverts from train windows directly and silently into commuters' heads. Passengers leaning their head against the window will "hear" adverts "coming from inside the user's head", urging them to download the Sky Go app. The proposal involves using bone conduction technology, which is used in hearing aids, headphones and Google's Glass headset, to pass sound to the inner ear via vibrations through the skull.

(Jul 01 2013) - NCIS Implicated in Crime Scene Tampering
CALIFORNIA -- Covert operation flew cocaine into the U.S. on former military C-130s operated by CIA proprietary airlnes. Marine colonel murdered who threatened to blow the whistle on illegal narcotrafficking. Other Marines linked to the covert operation met violent deaths. NCIS agents witnessed and participated in crime scene tampering.

(Jul 01 2013) - The U.S. Plan to Annex and Invade Canada
CANADA -- Most Canadians are unaware that a Bill to Annex Canada into the US was introduced and adopted by the US Congress in 1866 prior to the 1867 Alaska Purchase from Russia. The Complete text of the 1866 Bill is contained in Annex to this article.The text of the bill is tantamount to an invasion plan. It was to come into force upon its proclamation by US president Andrew Jackson. It included the territories of British North America from Newfoundland and the Maritimes to British Columbia, extending North into the territories bordering onto "Russian America". (i.e Alaska)

(Jun 29 2013) - NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program
U.S.A. -- The top-secret PRISM program allows the U.S. intelligence community to gain access from nine Internet companies to a wide range of digital information, including e-mails and stored data, on foreign targets operating outside the United States. The program is court-approved but does not require individual warrants. Instead, it operates under a broader authorization from federal judges who oversee the use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

(Jun 26 2013) - The 9 Largest Private Armies In The World
WORLD -- Ever wonder what the largest private armies in the world are? Even though nowadays many countries are struggling to protect peace, there are several official "war" conflict zones on Earth. In many cases, major countries can interfere with their own troops. However, in order to prevent the risk of losing soldiers from a national army, or in case a country doesn't have enough of a military force, a government can hire mercenaries.

(Jun 25 2013) - Major offensive against cabal control continues ...
NWO -- The push to end the illegal rule of the West by a criminal cabal is escalating on multiple fronts as seen by a spate of incidents that seem, on the surface to be un-related. These incidents include the "murder" of a journalist in California, the ongoing NSA leaks scandal, the un-reported kidnapping of US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, the murder of three free energy researchers last week and escalating riots.

(Jun 24 2013) - iPhone iOS App lets you record sound - from the past
WORLD -- A new app for iOS will allow you to record what you've heard - in the past. Despite being billed as a "powerful time-shifting app" and sounding like it's powered by witchcraft the app - called 'Heard' - works on quite a simple premise. When switched on the app starts recording via the phone's microphone onto a buffered loop.

(Jun 21 2013) - Castle Bravo revisited
U.S.A. -- No single nuclear weapons test did more to establish the grim realities of the thermonuclear age than Castle BRAVO. On March 1, 1954, it was the highest yield test in the United States' highest-yield nuclear test series, exploding with a force of 15 million tons of TNT. It was also the greatest single radiological disaster in American history.

(Jun 20 2013) - Top Official Admits F-35 Stealth Fighter Secrets Stolen
WASH D.C. -- Yesterday, at a subcommittee hearing attended by just half a dozen Senators, the Pentagon's top weapons buyer made a blunt admission: The military's most expensive program, the stealthy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, has been hacked and the stolen data used by America's adversaries. Under Secretary Frank Kendall didn't say by whom, but the answer is almost certainly China, a cyber superpower whose People's Liberation Army Air Force has recently rolled out some suspiciously sophisticated stealth fighter prototypes of its own.

(Jun 20 2013) - NSA Spying & Blackmailing Top Gov't Officials & Military Officers
U.S.A. -- NSA whistleblower Russel Tice told Peter B. Collins on Boiling Frog Post News (the website of high-level FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds): [ Tice: ] Okay. They went after - and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things - they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the - and judicial. But they went after other ones, too.

(Jun 18 2013) - Energy lab team explores new ways of analyzing social media
CALIFORNIA -- A team at the Energy Department's (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is creating an analysis tool that makes spotting trends in social media faster and easier. The tool, called SALSA, for SociAL Sensor Analytics, takes an automated approach that can sort through billions of tweets or other posts in seconds, identifying patterns and finding key bits of information that could be useful in emergency response, public health and other areas, according to PNNL.

(Jun 17 2013) - NORAD Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
WASH D.C. -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 13-09, between 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 18 and 5:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, June 19, in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C.

(Jun 16 2013) - US Military Thugs with Keyboards to Spread Propaganda
CALIFORNIA -- Rumors have long floated around about government shills spreading disinformation on websites that are at odds with the governmental party line. Now it's official: the US government has awarded a contract to a company in California to create software to manage "online personalities". The software will allow one person to manage up to 10 personas, and will be used to counter "extremist ideology and propaganda".

(Jun 13 2013) - Hackers can access your 'Webcam' through the browser
WORLD -- You know those people who put tape over their laptop's webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They're not crazy. A new proof of concept is making the rounds today that demonstrates how a hacker can snap pics off your webcam, right through the browser, with no consent required.

(Jun 10 2013) - Main Core - Detention Centers - Martial Law
AMERICA -- Are you on the list? Are you one of the millions of Americans that have been designated a threat to national security by the U.S. government? Will you be subject to detention when martial law is imposed during a major national emergency? As you will see below, there is actually a list that contains the names of at least 8 million Americans known as Main Core that the U.S. intelligence community has been compiling since the 1980s.

(Jun 09 2013) - Japanese troops head to Calif. beach for training
SAN DIEGO -- Japanese troops will converge on California's southern coast in the next two weeks as part of a military exercise with U.S. troops aimed at improving that country's amphibious attack abilities. U.S. and Japanese military officials said the unprecedented training, led by U.S. Marines and sailors, will help Japan's Self-Defense Force operate in stronger coordination with the United States, its main ally, and better respond to crises such as natural disasters.

(Jun 09 2013) - DoD Procedures for Wire, Electronic & Oral Interceptions for ...
U.S.A. -- The following document is the current Department of Defense manual on the procedures for intercepting wire, electronic and oral communications for law enforcement. The manual also discusses "access to electronic communications in electronic storage or in a remote computing service." Though the manual was issued in 1995, it is still current according to another, unreleased DoD Directive-Type Memorandum updated in 2012 (DTM 11-007 - Delegation of Authority to Approve Consensual Interceptions for Law Enforcement) that makes reference to the manual and modifies some of its language.

(Jun 09 2013) - Let's Chat About The NSA's PRISM Program
U.S.A. -- For those that have been buried under a rock today, the employee that leaked the material on PRISM has revealed himself in an interview with the Guardian newspaper. Edward Snowden, 29, is now hiding out in Hong Kong which is a sad state of affairs for someone who attempted to uphold the US Constitution and US Federal law. There is a tendency to brush such things off these days, but let's face it, it has become very clear that the heart of the US government is now a criminal enterprise rather than a government.

(Jun 08 2013) - Verizon Top Secret FISC Order
U.S.A. -- 8 Jun 2013 TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN Derived from: Pleadings in the above-captioned docket Declassify on: 12 April 2038 -- This Court having found that the Application of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for an Order requiring the production of tangible things from Verizon Business Network Services, Inc. on behalf of MCI Communication Services Inc., d/b/a Verizon Business Services (individually and collectively "Verizon") satisfies the requirements of 50 U.S.C. § 1861, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that ...

(Jun 07 2013) - DHS Turns LA into War Zone for "Counter-Terrorism" Drill
LOS ANGELES -- Yesterday the DHS took part in a large scale "counter-terrorism" drill in Los Angeles with the LAPD. The drill was planned alongside the National Homeland Security Association's conference at the Bonaventure Hotel and was conducted by the Police Department's Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau. The drill was complete with black clad police repelling down helicopters, flash grenades and the sounds of gunfire in the streets.

(Jun 05 2013) - U.S. gov't secretly collecting data on Verizon users
U.S.A. -- The National Security Agency has been collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon customers - right down to local call data - under a top-secret court order issued in April, Britain's The Guardian newspaper reported late Wednesday. The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration the communication records of millions of US citizens are being collected indiscriminately and in bulk - regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing.

(Jun 05 2013) - DHS: Laptops, phones can be searched on a 'Hunch'
WASH D.C. -- U.S. border agents should continue to be allowed to search a traveler's laptop, cellphone or other electronic device & keep copies of any data on them based on no more than a hunch, according to an internal Homeland Security Department study. It contends limiting such searches would prevent the U.S. from detecting child pornographers or terrorists & expose the gov't to lawsuits.

(Jun 04 2013) - Impact of State Surveillance on Privacy & Freedom of Expression
U.N. -- The present report analyses the implications of States' surveillance of communications for the exercise of the human rights to privacy and to freedom of opinion and expression. While considering the impact of significant technological advances in communications, the report underlines the urgent need to further study new modalities of surveillance and to revise national laws regulating these practices in line with human rights standards.

(Jun 03 2013) - U.S. & China to hold talks On Controlling Internet
WORLD -- In response to a reported wave of cybertattacks, the U.S. & China will be holding talks on how the two countries can create new rules for regulating the internet. The talks will be ongoing and are set to start in July ... If the talks are successful the norms created for cybersecurity may end the internet as we know it. While SOPA was beaten back, attempts to find ways around the current open web have continued with CISPA and, pending these negotiations, more restrictions on open access to information may be forthcoming. The future of the open internet hangs in the balance.

(Jun 03 2013) - Jordan Takes a Disappointing Turn Toward Censorship
JORDAN -- We knew it would happen. After months of anticipation, Jordanian authorities have initiated a ban on news sites that have not yet registered and been licensed by the Press and Publications Department, effectively blocking more than 300 news websites. According to local media organization 7iber (which means "ink" in Arabic):

(Jun 01 2013) - Google-owned Motorola turns your body into a password with a pill
U.S.A. -- Regina Dugan, former director of (DARPA) and current head of Google-owned Motorola's research division, introduced a prototype "vitamin authentication" tablet which turns your entire body into a walking authentication token. "We got to do a lot of epic sh*t when I was at DARPA," Dugan said. Indeed, DARPA has been involved in everything from weaponized hallucinations to tiny spy computers to military human enhancements to automated drone-borne targeting and tracking systems to linking rat brains over the Internet and much more. Forget traditional usernames and passwords, this technology unveiled at D11 uses a tiny stomach acid-powered tablet to produce an 18-bit signal which can be detected by outside devices and used for authentication.

(May 31 2013) - NEWSPAPER: CIA RUNS AL QAEDA
U.S.A. -- Sibel Edmonds worked for the FBI. She knows that the US government supports al Qaeda and supports organised crime. Her allegations have been confirmed by journalists at The Sunday Times, a Rupert Murdoch newspaper. Two Sunday Times journalists say that the allegations were confirmed by senior Pentagon and MI6 officials. Ceasefire Magazine reports that The Sunday Times report on the US government's ties to the boss of al-Qaeda was spiked on the orders of the US government

(May 30 2013) - Yahoo to Users: Let Us Read Your Emails or -- Goodbye!
NEW YORK -- As of June 1, all Yahoo email users are required to upgrade to the company's newest platform, which allows Yahoo to scan and analyze every email they write or receive. According to Yahoo's help page, all users who make the transition agree to let the company perform "content scanning and analyzing of your communications content" to target ads, offer products, and perform "abuse protection." This means any message that Yahoo's algorithms find disturbing could flag a user as a bully, a threat, or worse. At the same time, Yahoo can now openly troll through email for personal information that it can share or hold onto indefinitely.

(May 29 2013) - Google and the NSA Connection
U.S.A. -- The data mining technology that is integral to the Google AdWords experience is a power tool in creating an individual profile for anyone who surfs the web. The amazing capacity to target specific ads to personal search topics, geographic locations and web history is the harbinger of a total recall on your personality. If the benefits of getting relevant advertisement that maximize sales opportunities were the only purpose of the process, the relatively benign intrusion of a materialistic message might be tolerable to most internet users. However, the bull in the china shop is not merely in the business of making a commercial profit.

(May 29 2013) - China Announces Digitalized Combat Forces
CHINA -- China's state news agency says the Chinese army will conduct an exercise next month to test new types of combat forces, including units using digital technology. Xinhua reported Wednesday the drill marks the first time China's military will focus on digitalized combat forces to be used in "informationalized war." The announcement of the digitalized combat forces comes as U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to talk about cybersecurity next week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, amid fresh reports of cyber attacks on critical American defense systems.

(May 28 2013) - Chinese hacked U.S. weapon systems - steal blueprints
AUSTRALIA -- Chinese hackers have accessed designs for more than two dozen U.S. weapons systems and stolen the blueprints for Australia's new spy headquarters which hasn't even been opened yet. These latest strikes come after months of numerous computer security breaches involving Chinese hackers as the ongoing cyber war between China and the West intensifies. Hackers have now 'compromised' U.S. designs for combat aircraft and ships, as well as missile defenses vital for Europe, Asia and the Gulf, it has emerged.

(May 25 2013) - US spy device 'tested on NZ public'
U.S.A. -- A high-tech United States surveillance tool which sweeps up all communications without a warrant was sent to New Zealand for testing on the public, according to an espionage expert. The tool was called ThinThread and it worked by automatically intercepting phone, email and internet information.

(May 25 2013) - Russians are coming to Butte-Silver Bow county
MONTANA -- Visitors from Russia talk with Butte-Silver Bow officials this week in council chambers in the county courthouse. The Russians are in town to learn about the Mining City's governmental structure. Nikolay Zlatorunskiy, Andrey Vovk, Mikhail Ivanov, Andrey Khlopyannikov and Sergey Sukhotin were accompanied by the group's facilitator, Natalia Bayrak. They are part of the Open World delegation sponsored by the Library of Congress. {OPINION : What ... LOC ?}

(May 23 2013) - Drone over Kalispell (Montana), electricity goes out
MONTANA -- On Monday, May 20, several people saw a "military" drone aircraft flying low over the large shopping center in Kalispell, Montana. Some commented on their siting in a public email. Here are samples of the comments. "We saw a drone flying low over Kalispell, followed by a bomber plane two days ago."

(May 21 2013) - The 1983 War Scare: "The Last Paroxysm" of the Cold War
WASH D.C. -- The NATO nuclear release exercise at the heart of the '83 War Scare included at least 4 new components that differed from previous "routine" exercises, according to detailed, newly declassified chronologies of Able Archer 83, posted today by the National Security Archive. The Able Archer controversy has featured numerous descriptions of the exercise as so "routine" that it could not have alarmed the Soviet military & political leadership. Today's posting reveals multiple non-routine elements ...

(May 20 2013) - Those secret yellow dots on your printer "Track You"
WORLD -- This is very old news, but most have never heard of it before. U.S. laser printer manufactures have, in cooperation with the federal government, included special tracking dot systems with their printers, so that every page printed contains hard to see dot patterns encoding the serial number of the printer and the time and date that a given page was printed.

(May 16 2013) - The Cashless Society Arrives in Africa
SOUTH AFRICA -- It was recently announced at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa that MasterCard and the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) under the government of Nigeria would form a partnership to distribute a new identity card to every Nigerian citizen. The purpose of the card is to have all Nigerian citizens participate in the financial services sector under the control of MasterCard, a multinational financial services corporation headquartered in New York.

(May 13 2013) - Biometrics: A new intelligence discipline
U.S.A. -- The intelligence community is pushing to make biometrically enabled intelligence - the art of identifying people by fingerprints, digital mugshots, iris scans or DNA - a regular part of business. Biometrics has evolved dramatically during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, and is used in countless manhunts, but the discipline has not been fully institutionalized into the intelligence community.

(May 11 2013) - UNODC Afghanistan Opium Survey 2012
AFGHANISTAN -- Afghanistan cultivates, produces and process narcotics that are a threat to the region and worldwide. However, the international community also needs to understand that Afghanistan itself is a victim of this phenomenon. The existence of hundreds of thousands of problem drug users, as well as decades of civil war, terrorism and instability are all related to the existence of narcotics in the country.

(May 10 2013) - US gov't is now the biggest buyer of malware, Reuters reports
Q-TEL ??? -- The US government is waging electronic warfare on a vast scale - so large that it's causing a seismic shift in the unregulated grey markets where hackers and criminals buy and sell security exploits, Reuters reports. Former White House cybersecurity advisors Howard Schmidt and Richard Clarke say this move to "offensive" cybersecurity has left US companies and average citizens vulnerable, because it relies on the government collecting and exploiting critical vulnerabilities that have not been revealed to software vendors or the public.

(May 10 2013) - Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones
U.S.A. -- Apple receives so many police demands to decrypt seized iPhones that it has created a "waiting list" to handle the deluge of requests, CNET has learned. Court documents show that federal agents were so stymied by the encrypted iPhone 4S of a Kentucky man accused of distributing crack cocaine that they turned to Apple for decryption help last year. An agent at the ATF, "contacted Apple to obtain assistance in unlocking the device," U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell wrote in a recent opinion. But, she wrote, the ATF was "placed on a waiting list by the company."

(May 08 2013) - MI6 distributes ghost money as bribes to Afghan warlords & cartels
BRITAIN -- Britain's foreign spying apparatus MI6 has been funneling tens of millions of pounds to corrupt officials in Afghanistan as bribes in a corrupt attempt to buy influence in the country. According to western media reports, MI6 is secretly spending UK taxpayers' money in the form of 'ghost money' bribes in Afghanistan to prop up warlords and corrupt authorities. MI6 has a long history of trying to buy influence in countries of interest.

(May 07 2013) - Air Force sidelines 17 ICBM launch officers ...
WASH D.C. -- The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control - and, if necessary, launch - nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, including a remarkably dim review of their unit's launch skills. The group's deputy commander said it is suffering "rot" within its ranks. "We are, in fact, in a crisis right now," the commander, Lt. Col. Jay Folds, wrote in an internal email obtained by The Associated Press and confirmed by the Air Force.

(May 02 2013) - ... Americans Were Deliberately Left There To Die
BENGHAZI -- Two of my SEAL brothers (Doherty and Woods) were in Benghazi, working with the CIA on an intelligence mission to locate shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles that were stolen by Al Qaeda when Libya fell. They heard several shots being fired near the consulate. It was recorded that Ty radioed to inform his superiors and tell them what he was hearing and requested permission to assist at the consulate. However, they were told to "stand down!" An hour later, they called again to report the gunfire and requested to assist and were again told to "stand down!" WHY? And by whom? Only the President can give the order to military units to cross a country's borders.

(May 02 2013) - The Hiroshima leaflet
JAPAN -- Last week I (nuclearsecrecy.com/) went over, in painful detail, the question of whether leaflets had been dropped on Hiroshima or Nagasaki warning them about bombing, atomic or otherwise. Some of the information was in Japanese, which is not one of my languages (and not even one of my Google Translate languages). A few readers responded with some helpful translations that I thought I'd share in a brief update.

(May 02 2013) - Secretive Spy Court : Surveillance Requests in '12
U.S.A. -- A secretive federal court last year approved all of the 1,856 requests to search or electronically surveil people within the United States "for foreign intelligence purposes," the Justice Department reported this week. The report released Tuesday to Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader from Nevada, provides a brief glimpse into the caseload of what is known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. None of its decisions are public. The 2012 figures represent a 5 percent bump from the prior year, when no requests were denied either.

(May 01 2013) - They Are Hunting Down and Killing Our Men !
MILITARY -- Following my hour and a half television broadcast recording session Tuesday afternoon (04/30/13), I checked my phone messages. My SEAL contact had called me. I quickly returned the call. His voice sounded broken and filled with unspeakable sadness. "The US military is now hunting down our men ... already today at least 15 of our men have been identified and killed ..." These are the men he had told me about earlier, which I reported on, who had been working with him and the Pentagon commander in defusing and disabling the nukes planted across this nation for martial law.

(Apr 29 2013) - NORAD conducting training exercise in DC area
WASH D.C. -- (AP) The North American Aerospace Defense Command is conducting a training exercise over the Washington area. NORAD says area residents can expect flights from late Monday until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. The exercise called "Falcon Virgo" is designed to test NORAD's intercept and identification operations. Civil Air Patrol aircraft and a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter will participate in the exercise.

(Apr 29 2013) - Google has decided to initiate a Global Censorship Policy
WORLD -- It would appear from initial Google searches performed from April 25th through 28th that Google has determined that the only way to control Alternative Media researcher is to discontinue viewing cached site contents. One will notice that when doing a Google search, the Cached results are barely available for postings that are online for 18 hours or less. In addition to this censorship, Google has determined that providing an image is no longer in the intelligence agencies best interest. This is a policy of government influenced control, or rather, the actual power behind Google is now demanding censorship of the once available content.

(Apr 29 2013) - UNODC Afghanistan Opium Risk Assessment 2013
AFGHANISTAN -- The findings of the 2013 Opium Risk Assessment in the Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions points to a worrying situation. The assessment suggests that poppy cultivation is not only expected to expand in areas where it already existed in 2012, e.g. in the area north of the Boghra canal in Hilmand province or in Bawka district in Farah province but also in new areas or in areas where poppy cultivation was stopped.

(Apr 28 2013) - With bags of cash, C.I.A. seeks influence in Afghanistan
KABUL -- For more than a decade, wads of American dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and, on occasion, plastic shopping bags have been dropped off every month or so at the offices of Afghanistan's president - courtesy of the CIA. All told, tens of millions of dollars have flowed from the C.I.A. to the office of President Hamid Karzai, according to current and former advisers to the Afghan leader. "We called it 'ghost money,' " said Khalil Roman ...

(Apr 28 2013) - Guns across the Border: Insider account of ATF Gunwalking
MEXICO -- Before Fast and Furious, there was Wide Receiver, a surveillance operation by ATF, ostensibly to track straw purchasers and to identify how some guns are smuggled into Mexico from the U.S. to help supply the drug cartels with firepower. As with Fast and Furious, some of the weaponry eluded the trackers and found its way into criminal hands. "Guns across the Border: How and Why the U.S. Government Smuggled Guns into Mexico" tells the story of that operation, identifying the key players involved, and significantly, explaining the differences between the earlier and later "gunwalking" operations.

(Apr 26 2013) - DARPA looks for a guided bullet with DEAD reckoning navigation
U.S.A. -- Madcap Pentagon tech shop DARPA is looking again at the Global Positioning System in a bid to reinvent the tech which used to be cutting edge military gear but these days is tracking dogs and finding golf balls. DARPA's director Arati Prabhakar has announced that GPS is past its prime, and that her war-boffins will set out to create an alternative, or complementary, technology designed to be small enough to fit inside small-calibre ammunition.

(Apr 25 2013) - US army seeks new technology to replace GPS
U.S.A. -- The US army is working to limit its dependence on GPS by developing the next generation of navigation technology, including a tiny autonomous chip, the director of the Pentagon's research agency said Wednesday. DARPA, the research group behind a range of spy tech and which helped invent the Internet, was also the driving force behind the creation of the Global Positioning System, director Arati Prabhakar said at a press conference. DARPA envisages using this technology to replace GPS in some contexts, especially in small-caliber ammunition or for monitoring people.

(Apr 23 2013) - Japanese 'Island Recapture' Drill In California ???
CALIFORNIA -- More than six months since the Japanese nationalistic escalation over the disputed island chain (that shall not be named) in the East China Sea sent Sino-Japanese foreign relations to a level not seen since a particular territorial dispute over Manchuria, tensions just hit a fever pitch overnight, when an armada of eight Chinese ships entered what Japan claimed were its territorial waters.

(Apr 23 2013) - DoD holding urban warfare exercise in Tinley Park
ILLINOIS -- Village officials to residents : Don't be alarmed by training -- The Department of Defense is holding an urban warfare training exercise at the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center site tonight and tomorrow, village officials have announced. The government training exercises "will include building breaching and helicopter operations," according to Mayor Ed Zabrocki. "Building breaching" involves the use of small explosives that are used to take out doors, explained Pat Carr, the Emergency Management Agency's director in Tinley Park.

(Apr 22 2013) - Filmmaker claims CIA kept innocent man jailed to cover drug trafficking
CALIFORNIA -- "If you want to, you can question anything to death," says director Eric Stacey, his melodic Californian drawl coming slow and steady down the line. "But my point of view is, if enough people are writing about the same thing from different backgrounds and perspectives, there's got to be something to it."

(Apr 22 2013) - New Child Porn Planting Virus - Setting People Up ???
WORLD -- A new virus has been spotted that seems to be planting and distributing suspected child pornography files and is likely being used by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force to conduct raids, searches and seizures, all data taken including irreplaceable family photos and videos, police threatening to harm family if the person of interest doesn't fess up, and then last but not least then go before the grand jury then have the person indicted then successfully convicted as a child exploiting sex offender for life or ...

(Apr 20 2013) - Monsanto Now Owns Blackwater (Xe)
U.S.A. -- A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation (Blackwater's Black Ops, 9/15/2010) revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (now called Xe Services) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State "security services," that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.

(Apr 18 2013) - ROSWELL Crash Debris Guard: 'I was ordered to shoot to kill'
ROSWELL -- A team of investigators has renewed efforts to find and contact the very last living veterans of the Army Air Force who were at Roswell during the time of a UFO crash that occurred in early July of 1947. Some of these now octogenarian witnesses have opened up publicly for the very first time - and some of what they say can only be described as chilling. If the testimony of one particular Roswell vet holds true, then the Air Force explanation of a Mogul balloon train accounting for a crashed UFO cannot be. This is because the vet maintains that the Provost Marshal of the base had issued to him the most extreme and dreaded of commands: He was ordered to "shoot to kill" anyone who ever tried to enter the hangar in which the crash debris was stored.

(Apr 17 2013) - Immigration bill proposes $1 billion for new Social Security card
WASH D.C. -- The proposed immigration reform act calls for $1 billion to create and issue new Social Security cards. The new cards would have to be "fraud-resistant, tamper-resistant, wear-resistant and identity theft-resistant social security cards." Specific card technologies were not mentioned in the bill but there are only a handful of technologies that would fit the criteria.

(Apr 16 2013) - US Helicopter Crashes Near North Korea Border
SOUTH KOREA -- A US military helicopter taking part in a joint South Korea-US drill has crashed near the North Korean border. The CH-53 US Marine helicopter was carrying 21 personnel on board but officials said there were no casualties. In a statement the US Forces in Korea said the Super Stallion helicopter had "executed a hard landing" while on a routine flight operation in Cheolwon county, which is on the border with North Korea.

(Apr 15 2013) - Three Mile Island emergency drill set for Tuesday
PENN -- Do not be alarmed if you see a lot of emergency vehicles setting up at Three Mile Island Tuesday afternoon. Also, don't be concerned if you hear announcements from the nuclear power plant's public address system. It's all part of a drill. Counties, municipalities and school districts within a 10-mile radius of the plant will take part in the drill, which simulates a variety of emergency scenarios.

(Apr 15 2013) - Afghan opium cultivation likely to rise, UN reports
KABUL -- Opium cultivation is expected to increase across Afghanistan, and in several areas where the crop had previously been eliminated production has resumed, according to a U.N. report released Monday. Despite years of efforts by the NATO-led military coalition and the Afghan government, only the western province of Herat is expected to see a decrease in production this year, according to the report. Afghanistan is the world's main producer of poppy, which is used to make heroin and provides significant funding for insurgent groups.

(Apr 11 2013) - DoD Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies
U.S.A. -- Establishes DoD policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for DoD support to Federal, State, tribal, and local civilian law enforcement agencies, including responses to civil disturbances within the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any territory or possession of the United States or any other political subdivision thereof in accordance with DoDD 3025.18 (Reference (c)).

(Apr 11 2013) - Using Cell Phone to Take Control of Aircraft
AMSTERDAM -- The Hack in the Box (#HITB2013AMS) security conference in Amsterdam has a very interesting lineup of talks. One that jumped out was the Aircraft Hacking: Practical Aero Series presented by Hugo Teso, a security consultant at n.runs in Germany. According to the abstract, "This presentation will be a practical demonstration on how to remotely attack and take full control of an aircraft, exposing some of the results of my three years research on the aviation security field."

(Apr 09 2013) - Drone Crash In Nevada Costs Air Force Nearly $10 Million
LAS VEGAS -- Air Force officials say a series of errors led to the crash of an unmanned drone aircraft in December in a remote area north of Las Vegas. A report released Tuesday says the pilot didn’t properly execute a preflight checklist before taking control of the drone, which stalled and crashed Dec. 5 in Douglas County near Mount Irish.

(Apr 07 2013) - DHS Small Drone Test Plan Calls for Evaluating Sensors ...
U.S.A. -- The DHS is testing a wide variety of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) sensor platforms, including one that can determine whether individuals are armed or unarmed, for use by first responders & frontline homeland security professionals. The testing's taking place at the Oklahoma Training Center for Unmanned Systems (OTC-UC), a unit of University Multispectral Laboratories (UML), a not-for-profit scientific institution operated for Oklahoma State University (OSU) by Anchor Dynamics, Inc. UML is a "Trusted Agent" for the federal gov't, technology developers & operators.

(Apr 05 2013) - THEY ARE GEARING UP FOR SOMETHING BIG ...
U.S.A. -- ... tonight, he (insider) called to let me know that the security and activity at Barksdale has been stepped up in his words, "by 300%" ... I asked him if Chinese officers were still on base. He replied that he had not been working in the area in which he first saw them, for the last three weeks, but he did say this ... "The Chinese and the Russians are here ... let me put it this way ... everybody in the UN plus a few more are in here. (US)" He heard and directly quoted one officer referring to the testing of anti-ballistic missle defense system, "We are going to see a real test, now." He then said that he heard "Intelligence says there will be an attack on American soil."

(Apr 05 2013) - Russian Bomber Roulette
ASIA -- A Russian bomber recently carried out simulated cruise missile attacks on U.S. missile defenses in Asia, raising new questions about Moscow's goal in future U.S.-Russian defense talks. According to U.S. officials, a Russian Tu-22M Backfire bomber on Feb. 26 simulated firing air-launched cruise missiles at an Aegis ship deployed near Japan as part of U.S. missile defenses.

(Apr 04 2013) - U.S.-Canada Civil Assistance Plan 2012
US / CANADA -- The following is the most recent version of the U.S.-Canada Civil Assistance Plan signed in January 2012. The original ten-page agreement, signed in 2008, was released via the Freedom of Information Act that same year. However, the document's appendices were not released due to their "pre-decisional" status. The 2012 version of the plan available below includes all appendices

(Mar 29 2013) - Alfreda Frances Bikowsky Head of CIA Darkside ???
WASH D.C. -- Several recent news reports claim the new head of CIA clandestine service is a woman, first female to head the darkside division. None publicly name her, although her identity is said to be known to journalists. She is said to be a formerly top member of the CIA bin Laden hunt team, former COS in New York City and London, an advocate of destroying CIA torture tapes as assistant to Deuce Martinez and an esteemed briefer of Presidents of the United States. Alfreda Frances Bikowsky would fit that profile.

(Mar 27 2013) - Candidate to lead CIA Clandestine Service stirs controversy
WASH D.C. -- The acting chief of the CIA's operations wing ran a secret "black site" prison overseas after the 2001 terrorist attacks and later signed off on the decision to destroy videotapes of brutal interrogations, according to current and former U.S. officials. The woman, who remains undercover, now is one of several candidates that CIA chief John Brennan is considering to head the National Clandestine Service, which conducts espionage overseas and runs the agency's paramilitary operations.

(Mar 26 2013) - FEMA Guide: Community Awareness & Reporting of Suspicious Activity
U.S.A. -- This guide offers recommendations for local outreach campaigns, explains how to effectively develop and disseminate messages in order to help the public better understand their role in reporting suspicious activity, and helps law enforcement agencies and community partners to understand, navigate, and use the many resources available to help build and sustain local efforts.

(Mar 25 2013) - Cyberattack on So. Korea traced to U.S. & Europe
SOUTH KOREA -- Some of the malicious software that paralyzed computer networks at major South Korean banks and TV broadcasters last week originated in the United States and three European countries, authorities in Seoul said Monday. "We traced some IP addresses found on [affected] computer networks to overseas sources like the U.S. and a few European countries," an official of Seoul's telecommunication regulator, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), told the Chosun Ilbo newspaper Monday.

(Mar 23 2013) - Mossad Hacked by Sector404 & Anonymous - #OpIsrael
ISRAEL -- The Israeli Intelligence Agency has been attacked & hacked by hacktivist groups Sector404 & Anonymous. Sector404 initiated a distributed denial of service attack on the mossad website (www.mossad.gov.il) whilst Anonymous hacked the site & leaked sensitive data from the database related to 30,000 mossad agents

(Mar 22 2013) - SKYNET IS REAL !!!
WORLD -- Drones for spying and warfare come as small as mosquito's, in fact the Air force currently uses robotic drones that look exactly like mosquito's. These drones can do everything from record conversations to emitting deadly bio-chemical weapons. The uses of drones have grown so much that they comprise over 30% of all US Military aircraft. But the real dangers of drones are the warning signs they signal for the eventual steps towards the A.I. becoming aware.

(Mar 20 2013) - U.S. Aid Arms Mexican Cartels
MEXICO -- I suppose it's human nature. Why wouldn't the media focus on comely killers rather than the garden variety gun-toting cartel members who've raped, tortured and slaughtered thousands of their compatriots? In the same way, we're getting a new spate of articles about Mexican gun smuggling rather than anything about U.S. government sales to the Mexican Army and police (which seep to the cartels).

(Mar 18 2013) - Strategic U.S. bombers fly practice nuclear strikes in Korea ...
SOUTH KOREA -- United States B-52 bombers carried out simulated nuclear bombing raids on North Korea as part of ongoing U.S. - South Korean military exercises, Pentagon officials said on Monday. Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters that B-52 bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a training mission over South Korea March 8 during war games known as Exercise Foal Eagle. "It's not any secret that we are in the midst of sending a very strong signal that we have a firm commitment to the alliance with our South Korean allies," Little said.

(Mar 15 2013) - FBI surveillance tool is ruled unconstitutional
CALIFORNIA -- A federal court in California has ruled that a surveillance tool widely used by the FBI to obtain information on Americans without court oversight is unconstitutional because the gag order that accompanies it violates the First Amendment. The ruling by Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California would bar the issuance of national security letters - a form of administrative subpoena - on constitutional grounds.

(Mar 14 2013) - The Fed's Wwebsite that protects us from Malware has been hacked
U.S.A. -- The Federal government keeps a website that collects all the information on malware and hack attacks and sends warnings out when some big new virus is on the move. It's called the NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD) and its considered the bible of virus/malware information. It's been hacked and down since March 8.

(Mar 13 2013) - NORAD Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
WASH D.C. -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 13-06 beginning tonight, in the National Capital Region (NCR), Washington, D.C. The exercise will conclude early Thursday morning. Flights in the NCR are scheduled to take place between midnight and 2 a.m. (EDT).

(Mar 12 2013) - Over 20 Tons of Heroin Seized in Afghanistan
MOSCOW -- Almost 21 tons of heroin have been seized in an operation in eastern Afghanistan , the head of Russia's Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) said on Tuesday. "An operation was carried out yesterday in the province of Nangarhar, during which several drug production labs were destroyed and almost 21 tons of heroin seized," FSKN head Viktor Ivanov said.

(Mar 12 2013) - Hackers post personal data on Biden, Beyonce, others
RUSSIA -- Hackers using a Russian Web address have posted what appears to be personal or credit information of a dozen celebrities and politicians, including Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, FBI Director Robert Mueller, Beyonce, Mel Gibson, Paris Hilton and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck.

(Mar 11 2013) - The CIA's Latest Latin American Scandal
ARGENTINA -- Whistleblowers and journalists in Latin America have recently uncovered a scandal of immense proportions, one involving the CIA and the DEA in drug smuggling operations in Chile that are being used to fund political opposition groups in Ecuador. In effect, Iran-Contra part two is unfolding right now, and few have even heard about it.

(Mar 08 2013) - Special Forces soldiers drop plan to 'infiltrate' Utah
UTAH -- Army Special Forces soldiers will not "infiltrate" Utah communities this summer - a plan that had riled residents suspicious of the government's motives. Green Berets had planned to parachute into several central Utah counties, cross mountains and work with Utahns who would be playing roles as resisters to an enemy regime. The Defense Department wants the soldiers to have fresh training in skills at the heart of Special Forces' mission, such as covertly cultivating relationships with regular citizens and training resistance forces trying to liberate themselves from oppressive gov'ts ...

(Mar 06 2013) - Chavez: Another CIA assassination victim ?
VALENZUELA -- The Venezuelan president himself, before he died yesterday, wondered aloud whether the US government - or the banksters who own it - gave him, and its other leading Latin American enemies, cancer. Am I 100% certain that the CIA killed Hugo Chavez? Absolutely not. It could have been non-governmental assassins working for the bankers. But any way you slice it, the masters of the US empire are undoubtedly responsible for giving Chavez and other Latin American leaders cancer. How do we know that? Just examine the Empire's track record.

(Mar 05 2013) - Did the CIA Poison Hugo Chavez ?
VALENZUELA -- Just hours before announcing the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez today, the country's vice-president Nicolas Maduro was holding a press conference announcing the expulsion of two US diplomats accused of spying on the Venezuelan military. Maduro also used the press conference to accuse the US and other foreign countries of poisoning or infecting Chavez to bring on his terminal cancer. Maduro compared Chavez' condition to that of former Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat just before he died in France in 2004 less than a month after becoming sick.

(Mar 05 2013) - Russians Conduct Huge Nuke Drill
RUSSIA -- Russian nuclear forces conducted a major exercise last month that tested the transport of both strategic and tactical nuclear weapons near Europe, according to United States officials. The exercise raised concerns inside the Pentagon and with the U.S. European Command because it was the largest exercise of its kind in 20 years and involved heightened alert status of Russian nuclear forces.

(Mar 05 2013) - Murder attempt against Queen Elizabeth II foiled ...
ENGLAND -- World news media have been widely reporting that Queen Elizabeth II has been hospitalized with "gastroenteritis" but MI5 sources are saying the Queen is not ill and that the story was put out so that she could cancel a trip to Rome where there was a real murder plot against her. The MI5 source says that Peter Hans Kolvenbach, the former "black pope," or head of the Jesuits, who already got rid of the Pope, was plotting to get rid of the Queen during her Rome visit as a part of his plan to create a "one world religion."

(Mar 05 2013) - Leaked Document: Military Internment Camps in U.S. ...
U.S.A. -- Internment camps for political dissidents in the U.S. aren't a conspiracy theory. The Department of Defense document entitled "INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS" or FM 3-39.40 proves this beyond a shadow of a doubt.

(Mar 04 2013) - Truck Driver Confirms Underground City Beneath US
U.S.A. -- Interesting interview { VIDEO } with a trucker confirming an underground transportation system in the United states. The roadway supposedly connects the entire United States into one big underground grid. The trucker confirmed driving the highway from Maine to the Ozarks calculating about 1,500 miles.

(Mar 03 2013) - Drugs, War, and Occupation
AFGHANISTAN -- The U.S. invaded Afghanistan over eleven years ago. Men and women who were seven and eight years old are now enlisting in the military. Some of them will end up walking the streets and trails of that faraway land before their enlistments are up. Even if the Obama administration keeps its pledge to withdraw 34,000 US troops in the next year or so, there will still be rotations and special forces in and out of Afghanistan for years if Washington's plans are not derailed.

(Mar 01 2013) - Why's the Navy building a 'Drone Base' in sunny Malibu ?
CALIFORNIA -- With bases like Drone Zone Malibu, the Navy will be able to remotely "fly out over the open ocean, find and track ships, targets of interest. That could be potential adversaries, terrorists, whatever the [Navy] needs [to find]." So: an omnipresent maritime eye could spot potential threats - or anything, really - over the waters, and then beam back electronic signatures and video streams to the mainland, where the next step will be made.

(Feb 28 2013) - FIRST BRAIN-TO-BRAIN INTERFACE ...
U.S.A. -- A brain-to-brain interface (BTBI) enabled a real-time transfer of behaviorally meaningful sensorimotor information between the brains of two rats. In this BTBI, an 'encoder' rat performed sensorimotor tasks that required it to select from two choices of tactile or visual stimuli. While the encoder rat performed the task, samples of its cortical activity were transmitted to matching cortical areas of a "decoder" rat using intracortical microstimulation (ICMS).

(Feb 22 2013) - FBI agents caught sexting and dating drug dealers
U.S.A. -- Dating drug dealers, harassing ex-boyfriends with naked pictures, and pointing guns at pet dogs: these were just a few of the offences committed recently by serving FBI agents, according to internal documents. Disciplinary files from the Bureau's Office of Professional Responsibility record an extraordinary range of transgressions that reveal the chaotic personal lives of some of America's top law enforcers.

(Feb 22 2013) - F-35 fighter jet fleet grounded by Pentagon
CALIFORNIA -- The US has grounded its entire fleet of 51 F-35 fighter jets after the discovery of a cracked engine blade. The fault was detected during a routine inspection of an air force version of the jet (F-35A) at Edwards Air Force Base in California, said the Pentagon. Different versions are flown by the navy and the marine corps. All have been grounded.

(Feb 21 2013) - How Obama's Brain Activity Map Could Be Mind Control
WASH D.C. -- President Obama's proposed Brain Activity Map Project could lead to cures for Alzheimer's, autism, and schizophrenia. But members of Congress should read the fine print when the $3 billion proposal hits their desks next month - because the project might also provide the first viable means of remotely controlling the human mind.

(Feb 20 2013) - '100% certain' : 9/11 author was killed in black ops hit
U.S.A. -- After a week-long on-site investigation, former National Security Agency officer Wayne Madsen is "100% certain" that 9/11 investigator and author Philip Marshall and his two children were killed in a black ops hit. Madsen's conclusion is that the cover story - an alleged murder-suicide - is transparently absurd. Madsen stated his conclusions on yesterday's Kevin Barrett show. Among the evidence cited by Madsen:

(Feb 19 2013) - Anonymous dumps US State Dept database
WASH D.C. -- Anonymous claims to have hacked the United States' State Department website and captured a database, which has now been published on the Internet. The data dump by the hacktivists contains the names and email addresses of State Department consular and careers staffers and in some cases, their phone numbers and date of birth. Usernames are also found in the database dump.

(Feb 18 2013) - DHS and US Military Make Final Preparations ...
U.S.A. -- Informants & military personnel are coming forth anonymously to confirm that martial law "is right around the corner." However, right now we're under a silent martial law and citizens are reporting strange & unexplainable activity from the US armed forces & multiple federal agencies that point to a covert preparatory operation to completely lock down America in the very near future. Sources from multiple locations across the nation have independently confirmed that the US military are repositioning soldiers in conjunction with allied foreign troops in the initial stages of martial law.

(Feb 16 2013) - Russian Nuclear Bombers Over US Territory
GUAM -- Hours before Barack Obama's State of the Union address, two Russian nuclear-armed bombers circled the western Pacific island of Guam, an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States. This is the latest sign of the growing strategic assertiveness of Moscow towards the United States. The Tu-95 Bear-H strategic bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. The bombers were followed closely by U.S. jets.

(Feb 13 2013) - One day we're gonna watch you like it's 1984
U.S.A. -- Intel has confirmed it will be selling a set-top box direct to the public later this year, along with a streaming TV service designed to watch you while you're watching it. The device will come from Intel Media, a new group populated with staff nicked from Netflix/Apple/Google and so forth. Subscribers will get live and catch-up TV as well as on-demand content - all delivered direct from Intel over their broadband connections. It's a move which will put Chipzilla firmly into US living room, and no doubt ignite a host of privacy concerns from those who want to watch without being watched.

(Feb 13 2013) - Mossad covert operations jeopardise Pak-US ties
ISRAEL -- Agents with Israel's Mossad intelligence agency posed as American CIA agents in operations to recruit members of Jundallah, the Pakistan-based militant group, to conduct the Jewish state's 'covert, bloody, and ongoing campaign' against Iran, a report in an influential US magazine said. "It's amazing what the Israelis thought they could get away with," a US intelligence officer told the Foreign Policy about the operations that took place in London. "Their recruitment activities were nearly in the open. They apparently didn't give a damn what we thought," the official was quoted as saying in the report citing memos from 2007 and 2008.

(Feb 12 2013) - Pope quits after Bush confessions ???
ROMA -- The resignation of the serial child rapist pope maledict will mean the selection of a new Pope to be named Peter the Roman. He will be the last Roman pope because after him Christianity and Catholicism will no longer be a purely Roman institution. In the US as well, a severe power struggle is underway that led to the overnight arrest, and subsequent release, of many high level CIA and pentagon staffers, according to a CIA source. The British Monarchy, too, is the scene of high level struggle ...

(Feb 11 2013) - Money Scandal Behind Papal Coup d'Etat ???
ROMA -- Theories are abounding now that the first pope in seven centuries is resigning his office. But as always, the most direct way to the truth behind the world's oldest corporation is simply to follow the money: and specifically, Vatican Bank money. First of all, let's put to rest, the fallacy that "looming scandals" about child rape and coverup are behind Joseph Ratzinger's resignation. That's just the cover story. Nobody in the church hierarchy is losing sleep over their standing, canon-law endorsed policy of concealing and protecting child rapists in their ranks. Even the International Criminal Court application about such crimes has been stymied by catholic-run legislators and jurists.

(Feb 06 2013) - Federal Reserve Hacked !!!
U.S.A. -- The US Federal Reserve bank has confirmed one of its internal websites was broken into by hackers after the hacktivist group Anonymous was claimed to have stolen details of more than 4,000 bank executives. "The Federal Reserve system is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product," a spokeswoman for the US central bank said.

(Feb 05 2013) - Queen Beatrix quits, the Rockefellers flee ...
WORLD -- The announcement last week that Queen "Bilderberg" Beatrix of the Netherlands was abdicating the throne is but a visible sign of some fundamental changes in the secret power structure of the West. In a yet to be publicly confirmed move, David and J. Rockefeller have fled to an Island near Fiji, according to a CIA source. The Bush family, for its part, tried to flee via an airport in Arkansas but were prevented from doing so by the FBI, the same source says.

(Feb 04 2013) - Anonymous Doxes 4,000 Bank Execs
WWW -- Loose-knit activist collective Anonymous doxed 4,000 American bank executives by posting partial internet login credentials and personal information such as addresses and phone numbers to a state government website. Anonymous leaked the information through Pastebin and a randomly chosen government website with low security, the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center.

(Feb 03 2013) - Report: Obama 'covertly recruiting' Muslims as diplomats
WASH D.C. -- President Barack Obama is said to have been quietly recruiting Muslims to serve as U.S. diplomats. Judicial Watch said the Obama administration was hiring Muslims at the State Department. The fiscal watchdog said the recruitment was part of the administration's outreach to Muslims to work for the federal government. "The Obama administration is covertly recruiting Muslims to work at the State Department as Foreign Service officers representing the United States in one of 265 American embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions worldwide," Judicial Watch said.

(Feb 03 2013) - Marines to Invade South Carolina for training mission
SOUTH CAROLINA -- About 150 Marines and sailors will hold "realistic urban training" in Jasper County later this week as part of pre-deployment training. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will train within Ridgeland town limits Thursday through Saturday. Residents will likely see and hear military vehicles and possibly see aircraft, Farao said. The Marines and sailors likely will be stationed on ships, and the training is part of a certification for deployment. Participants will be in uniform and carry weapons. Some exercises will take place at night. Residents might hear "popping" sounds as Marines fire blanks ...

(Feb 03 2013) - Secret Rules to Let Obama Start Cyber Wars
WASH D.C. -- A secret legal review of the even more secret "rules" of the US cyberwarfare capabilities has concluded that President Obama has virtually limitless power to start cyber wars in the name of "pre-emption" of potential attacks coming out of another nation. The reports come from officials involved in the review, and are impossible to verify since the rules themselves are classified, and the review is being conducted entirely in secret.

(Feb 01 2013) - Russian rocket carrying U.S. satellite plunges into Pacific
RUSSIA -- The launch of a Russian rocket carrying an American communications satellite ended in disaster today after it plunged into the sea 40 seconds after blast-off. Grainy footage of the launch being streamed online was cut shortly after 6.56am GMT when the space-bound vessel got into trouble. The Swiss-based Sea Launch company sent up their Zenit-3SL rocket from the Odyssey Launch Platform in the Pacific Ocean on Friday.

(Jan 31 2013) - Can A Satellite Read your Thoughts? - The Stethoscope Experiment
U.S.A. -- Today's article is probably a landmark in this series. We will present our first tangible evidence of the biological effects. As the effects of this system were perceptible, it led to the idea that random rapid movements of muscles would cause pressure, or sound waves. Low frequency soundwaves are felt, rather than heard and this is known as infrasound. Higher frequencies can also be felt, as they are pressure waves. To test this hypothesis we made use of an electronic stethoscope, connected to a known target and began to listen for sounds that were abnormal.

(Jan 31 2013) - North Korea declares Martial Law ???
NORTH KOREA -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued a secret order to "complete preparations for a nuclear weapons test between Tuesday and yesterday" and carry it out sometime soon, a source told the JoongAng Ilbo. Kim also reportedly said, "The country will be under martial law starting from midnight Jan. 29 and all the frontline and central units should be ready for a war," the source said. The North's state media reported Sunday that Kim convened an emergency meeting with top defense and security officials on Saturday.

(Jan 30 2013) - New Jersey Fusion Center School Shootings Commonalities Analysis
NEW JERSEY -- This report attempts to analyze the indicators and commonalities of recent school shootings in an effort to inform public safety officials and assist in the detection and prevention of potential school shooter plots or attacks. All incidents included in this assessment occurred in the United States while classes were in session. Domestic violence shootings and gang violence were not included in an effort to differentiate between "active shooter" incidents and other acts of violence. DHS defines an "active shooter" as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.

(Jan 29 2013) - Self-deleting e-mails: An enterprise nightmare ?
INTERNET -- Network administrators already have a lot on their plates as they adapt to challenges laid out by their agency's mobile device policies. Lately they have something else to keep them up at night - self-destructing e-mails. There are several apps available that will delete content sent from a mobile device after a specified timeframe. Snapchat, designed for sending photos, is one. Wikr, with which users can send encrypted, self-destructing voice, text or audio, is another.

(Jan 27 2013) - Meet Argus - The New Government UAV Spy Camera
U.S.A. -- The U.S. Army, along with Boeing, has developed and is preparing to deploy a new unmanned aircraft called the "Hummingbird." It's is a VTOL-UAS (vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial system). Three of them are being deployed to Afghanistan for a full year to survey and spy on Afghanistan from an altitude of 20,000 feet with the ability to scan 25 square miles of ground surface.

(Jan 26 2013) - Can A Satellite Read Your Thoughts? - The Biological Warfare Program
U.S.A. -- Certain things in this US-led human experimentation program were not making sense. With such a level of integration, what functionality was left that could prove useful in a National Security context? I mean, if you put thoughts in peoples heads, read their minds, hear/see their environment, make them hallucinate and even kill them, what is to be gained by continuing the experiments? The answer came from analysing one particular repeating event, the "digital flu".

(Jan 25 2013) - 11 Body Parts Defense Researchers Will Use to Track You
WORLD -- Cell phones that can identify you by how you walk. Fingerprint scanners that work from 25 feet away. Radars that pick up your heartbeat from behind concrete walls. Algorithms that can tell identical twins apart. Eyebrows and earlobes that give you away. A new generation of technologies is emerging that can identify you by your physiology. And unlike the old crop of biometric systems, you don't need to be right up close to the scanner in order to be identified. If they work as advertised, they may be able to identify you without you ever knowing you've been spotted.

(Jan 24 2013) - U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Patrolling Handbook
U.S.A. -- Patrols are one of the most common operations a unit will perform in the counterinsurgency (COIN) environment. A patrol is the basis for many other types of operations. Cordon and search, reconnaissance, demonstration of force, security, and traffic control checkpoints are all activities a unit may perform while on patrol. Patrols are invaluable in the COIN environment because they enable units to interface with the indigenous population and gain human intelligence.

(Jan 23 2013) - China Already Has A Plan To Sink The US Fleet ...
CHINA -- As the U.S. makes clear it will defend Japan should China try and lay claim to the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, this Chinese announcement from mid-2012 offers additional perspective. Once the U.S. announced it's turning attention from the Middle East and directing military assets to the Pacific, it didn't take long for China to make clear how it would handle what it saw as a new regional threat.

(Jan 22 2013) - Tactical Chat: How the U.S. Military Uses IRC to Wage War
U.S.A. -- Despite the U.S. military's massive spending each year on advanced communications technology, the use of simple text chat or tactical chat has outpaced other systems to become one of the most popular paths for communicating practical information on the battlefield. Though the use of text chat by the U.S. military first began in the early 1990s, in recent years tactical chat has evolved into a "primary 'comms' path, having supplanted voice communications as the primary means of common operational picture (COP) updating in support of situational awareness."

(Jan 17 2013) - Too Easy - Chinese Malware Gives Complete Control to Attackers
U.S.A. -- Recently, Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit discovered the botnet Nitol - Chinese malware embedded in more than 4,000 computers purchased by consumers from U.S. retailers. The malware equipped hackers with the ability to remotely turn on the machines; record users by hacking microphones and webcams; and log all keystrokes, including passwords and banking information.

(Jan 16 2013) - JEWISH HERO AARON SWARTZ; EXPOSING ELITE CHILD ABUSE
U.S.A. -- Aaron Swartz may be a hero, who was murdered for trying to expose dangerous elite pedophiles. Yoichi Shimatsu, former editor of the Japan Times Weekly, asks: "Was Aaron Swartz killed by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Satanic Child Porn Ring?" Reportedly, MIT is linked to an elite child abuse ring, and Aaron Swartz was trying to expose this ring.

(Jan 15 2013) - Two US power plants infected with malware spread
U.S.A. -- Critical control systems inside two US power generation facilities were found infected with computer malware, according to the US Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team. Both infections were spread by USB drives that were plugged into critical systems used to control power generation equipment, according to the organization's newsletter for October, November, and December of 2012. The authors didn't identify the owners of the facilities and there's no indication the infections resulted in injuries or equipment failures.

(Jan 12 2013) - EMP WEAPONS -- 'A new era in modern-day warfare'
UTAH -- Q: Are there really microwave missiles? A: Yes. A three-year, US $40-million project to launch Boeing Phantom Works' Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) became reality in the Utah desert last October. The missile - launched from an aircraft before flying over its target - sends out electromagnetic pulses that are designed to disable any electronics in a wide area - destroying an enemy's computers and communications without killing enemy soldiers or civilians. In the October test, the missile fired microwaves at a two-storey building causing all the electronics and computers inside to go dark. Even the cameras monitoring the test were knocked out.

(Jan 10 2013) - FBI's Clandestine Cellphone Tracking Tool
U.S.A. -- The FBI calls it a "sensitive investigative technique" that it wants to keep secret. But newly released documents that shed light on the bureau's use of a controversial cellphone tracking technology called the "Stingray" have prompted fresh questions over the legality of the spy tool. Functioning as a so-called "cell-site simulator," the Stingray is a sophisticated portable surveillance device. The equipment is designed to send out a powerful signal that covertly dupes phones within a specific area into hopping onto a fake network.

(Jan 07 2013) - NORAD Exercise Planned for Wash. D.C.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 13-04 beginning Wednesday morning Jan. 9 between midnight and 2 a.m. EST in the National Capital Region, Washington D.C. The exercise is comprised of a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region Coordination Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard and CONR’s Eastern Air Defense Sector.

(Jan 07 2013) - 2013: Panasonic's TVs Can Recognize a Face
LAS VEGAS -- Panasonic's new product introductions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas touch on what is becoming a common theme - making your TV do the work of finding shows you want to watch. Each family member can have a personalized screen, and will not have to sign in - the higher-end Panasonic TVs will have a built-in camera that will use face recognition to determine whose preferences to display.

(Jan 02 2013) - North Carolina Police Lt warns of plans for 'Martial Law' in 2013
NORTH CAROLINA -- In this broadcast of the Cybertribe News Network, a North Carolina Police Lieutenant calls in to give his first hand knowledge of preparations being made within his own department to train and prepare for martial law in the United States, possibly in the coming year. Many similar reports are starting to trickle in from all across the country, through various independent media resources and even organizations like Oath Keepers.

(Dec 28 2012) - Senate votes to let the NSA keep spying on you without a warrant
WASH D.C. -- The US Senate has voted to approve the FAA Sunsets Extension Act of 2012, which will authorize warrantless surveillance of Americans for counter-terrorism purposes for another five years. The bill extends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act of 2008, which granted retroactive immunity for wiretaps and email monitoring under the Bush Administration and created a framework for future warrant-free surveillance as long as one party is located outside the US and terrorism is suspected.

(Dec 28 2012) - U.S. Army Doctrine Publication: Defense Support of Civil Authorities
U.S.A. -- The following U.S. Army Doctrine Publication was released in July 2012. Army forces support civil authorities by performing defense support of civil authorities tasks. Defense support of civil authorities is defined as support provided by United States Federal military forces ...in response to requests for assistance from civil authorities for domestic emergencies, law enforcement support, and other domestic activities, or from qualifying entities for special events.

(Dec 26 2012) - This scientist wants tomorrow's Troops to be Mutant-Powered
U.S.A. -- Greater strength and endurance. Enhanced thinking. Better teamwork. New classes of genetic weaponry, able to subvert DNA. Not long from now, the technology could exist to routinely enhance - and undermine - people's minds and bodies using a wide range of chemical, neurological, genetic and behavioral techniques. It's warfare waged at the evolutionary level. And it's coming sooner than many people think.

(Dec 23 2012) - NSA targeting domestic computer systems in secret test
U.S.A. -- Newly released files show a secret National Security Agency program is targeting the computerized systems that control utilities to discover security vulnerabilities, which can be used to defend the United States or disrupt the infrastructure of other nations. The NSA's so-called Perfect Citizen program conducts "vulnerability exploration and research" against the computerized controllers that control "large-scale" utilities including power grids and natural gas pipelines, the documents show. The program is scheduled to continue through at least September 2014.

(Dec 22 2012) - Hacker, Verizon duel over customer record claims
U.S.A. -- A hacker has posted around 300,000 database entries of Verizon customers to the Web, after exploiting a vulnerability in the cellular giant's network. The hacker, going by the name @TibitXimer on Twitter, told ZDNet earlier this evening that the hack was carried out earlier this year on July 12, which allowed him to gain root access to the server holding the customer data.

(Dec 20 2012) - Google starts watching what you do off the Internet too
U.S.A. -- The most powerful company on the Internet just got a whole lot creepier: a new service from Google merges offline consumer info with online intelligence, allowing advertisers to target users based on what they do at the keyboard and at the mall. Without much fanfare, Google announced news this week of a new advertising project, Conversions API, that will let businesses build all-encompassing user profiles based off of not just what users search for on the Web, but what they purchase outside of the home.

(Dec 19 2012) - North Korea EMP attack could destroy U.S. - now
NORTH KOREA -- North Korea now has an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the United States, as demonstrated by their successful launch and orbiting of a satellite on Dec. 12. Certain poorly informed pundits among the chattering classes reassure us that North Korea is still years away from being able to miniaturize warheads for missile delivery, and from developing sufficiently accurate missiles to pose a serious nuclear threat to the United States.

(Dec 13 2012) - Unprecedented Powers for Warrantless Surveillance
WASH D.C. -- The National Counterterrorism Center amounts to a sweeping database housing information and surveillance records of people the government suspects have ties to terrorism. It is a horrendous monstrosity of Orwellian proportions. And it just got worse. As a meager restriction on its assault on the Fourth Amendment, the NCTC, was previously supposed to immediately destroy intelligence information about Americans when there were no clear ties to terrorism. But now, the Obama administration - without any public debate or transparency with Congress - has granted new powers to the NCTC.

(Dec 12 2012) - Security hole in "Smart TV's" could allow remote spying
U.S.A. -- The company that made headlines in October for publicizing zero day holes in SCADA products now says it has uncovered a remotely exploitable security hole in Samsung Smart TVs. If left unpatched, the vulnerability could allow hackers to make off with owners' social media credentials and even to spy on those watching the TV using compatible video cameras and microphones.

(Dec 11 2012) - Verizon files patent for cable box that watches you watch TV
U.S.A. -- A Verizon patent idea envisions spying on TV viewers for the sake of serving up related ads. For instance, a couple snuggling in front of the TV could end up getting bombarded by commercials for romantic vacations, flowers or even birth control. The system could also detect a person’s mood or identify objects such as pets, soft drink cans or a bag of chips in a person’s hand, and room decorations or furniture.

(Dec 11 2012) - New Drones Rape Your Mind
U.S.A. -- An almost invisible drone hovers over your home and activates its sensors. It begins to probe your environment, your computer files, your telephone voice and text messages. And then it kicks in the Level Two Artificial Intelligence Scanners and begins to rape your mind. All the while you have no idea anything has invaded your most private inner sanctum: your brain. Science fiction? Unfortunately no. This is the next stage of drone technology the U.S. Air Force is working hard to perfect.

(Dec 10 2012) - HSBC fined for helping Mexican drug cartels launder money
BRITAIN -- British banking giant HSBC will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States, a law enforcement official said on Monday. The probe of the bank - Europe's largest by market value - has focused on the transfer of billions of dollars on behalf of nations like Iran and North Korea, which are under international sanctions, and the transfer of money through the U.S. financial system from Mexican drug cartels.

(Dec 10 2012) - Bank to forfeit $227 million for ...
LONDON -- Standard Chartered Bank agreed to give up $227 million for conducting and hiding illegal monetary transactions with Iran, Sudan, Libya and Burma that violated international sanctions, said the U.S. Department of Justice on Dec. 10. The bank, which is headquartered in London, but operates a branch in New York, said on Dec. 10 that it had reached final settlements ...

(Dec 08 2012) - US Secret Service under DHS probe
WASH D.C. -- The US Secret Service has announced that it is under a federal probe by the Department of Homeland Security for the loss of some computer files in Washington, DC's Metro system. The Friday announcement by the agency, which is part of the US Department of Treasury, came as the result of the loss of two computer tapes in 2008 by a contract employee who was transporting them from one facility to another using the Metro, Reuters reported, quoting Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan.

(Dec 06 2012) - FIDEL CASTRO OF THE CIA
CUBA -- The Cuban Missile Crisis may have been a psy-op : "My assertion that the presence of Soviet strategic missiles and their nuclear warheads in Cuba in 1962 is yet to be proved, is not a speculative, unsubstantiated hypothesis, but an incontrovertible fact ... the Cuban missile crisis was just a small PSYOP - part of a larger PSYOP called the Cold War - whose purpose was to scare the American people into accepting the militarization of the American life."

(Dec 04 2012) - FBI Sovereign Citizen Extremists Targeting Law Enforcement ...
U.S.A. -- The FBI assesses with medium confidence, based on reliable source reporting and reports from other law enforcement agencies, some sovereign citizen extremistsb are making more specific plans to interfere with state and local law enforcement officers during traffic stops and, in some cases, intentionally initiating contact with law enforcement.

(Dec 03 2012) - NORAD to Conduct Air Defense Exercise in National Capital Region
WASH D.C. -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), announced today that they will conduct an air defense exercise in the National Capital Region (NCR), between midnight and 2 a.m., beginning on Dec. 4 and concluding early Thursday. The exercise is comprised of a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region Coordination Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center (JADOC), the Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard and CONR's Eastern and Western Air Defense Sectors.

(Dec 01 2012) - SECRET SPACE WAR : You Are Not Allowed To Know
U.S.A. -- You are NOT allowed to KNOW anything for sure about this Secret Space War because these facts are deeply and narrowly compartment-ed under "Beyond Black" National Security Classifications (Aka NATO Cosmic Top Secret). Only a very small number of folks have received these security classifications and it is these folks alone that have access to these very narrow compartments based on an absolute "need to know" only.

(Dec 01 2012) - Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War
U.S.A. -- Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Wachovia (acquired by Wells Fargo in 2009), HSBC Holdings, ING Bank, Standard Chartered, American Express Bank International, and not a few others, have a common bond beyond ranking among the largest banks in the world. All have been accused within the past five years (and several this year) of failing to comply with US anti-money laundering laws - thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious transactions to move through the banking system absent adequate monitoring or oversight.

(Dec 01 2012) - DIA sending hundreds more spies overseas
U.S.A. -- The Pentagon will send hundreds of additional spies overseas as part of an ambitious plan to assemble an espionage network that rivals the CIA in size, U.S. officials said ... the expansion of the agency's clandestine role is likely to heighten concerns that it will be accompanied by an escalation in lethal strikes and other operations outside public view. Because of differences in legal authorities, the military isn't subject to the same congressional notification requirements as the CIA, leading to potential oversight gaps.

(Nov 29 2012) - Why's the US building an underground facility outside Tel Aviv ?
ISRAEL -- Leave it to legendary Walter Pincus from the Washington Post to flesh out a Request for Proposal construction project planned for Israel called Site 911. The oddly named project will cost up to $100 million, take more than two years to complete, and can only be built by workers from specific countries with proper security clearances. Palestinians need not apply. When complete the well-guarded compound will have five levels buried underground and six additional outbuildings on the above grounds, within the perimeter.

(Nov 29 2012) - Ninth Circuit gives the A-OK for warrantless home video surveillance
CALIFORNIA -- Can law enforcement enter your house and use a secret video camera to record the intimate details inside? On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unfortunately answered that question with "yes." U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents suspected Ricky Wahchumwah of selling bald and gold eagle feathers and pelts in violation of federal law. Equipped with a small hidden video camera on his clothes, a Wildlife agent went to Wahchumwah's house and feigned interest in buying feathers and pelts. Unsurprisingly, the agent did not have a search warrant.

(Nov 27 2012) - Sentry System Combines a Human Brain with Computer Vision
U.S.A. -- Sentry duty is a tough assignment. Most of the time there's nothing to see, and when a threat does pop up, it can be hard to spot. In some military studies, humans are shown to detect only 47 percent of visible dangers. A project run by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) suggests that combining the abilities of human sentries with those of machine-vision systems could be a better way to identify danger. It also uses electroencephalography to identify spikes in brain activity that can correspond to subconscious recognition of an object.

(Nov 25 2012) - HAARP Unleashes Tesla Death Ray
BRAZIL -- Disturbing evidence is emerging that HAARP has been weaponized. Noted Brazilian physicist, Dr. Fran De Aquino, recently asserted the fully functional HAARP network is not only modifying weather and geophysical events, it may also be warping space and gravity - even time! Now applications of Nikola Tesla's legendary "Death Ray" weapon may have been activated.

(Nov 24 2012) - UNODC Afghanistan Opium Survey November 2012
AFGHANISTAN -- Despite the eradication of opium poppy by Governor-led Eradication (GLE) having increased by 154% in comparison to its 2011 level (9,672 hectares eradicated in 2012), the total area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan was estimated at 154,000 hectares (125,000 - 189,000) in 2012 ... The high level of opium prices reported in 2011 was one of the principal factors that led to the increase in opium poppy cultivation in 2012.

(Nov 23 2012) - Saudi Women Tracked With RFID Chips ...
SAUDI ARABIA -- Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements. Since last week, Saudi women's male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together. Manal al-Sherif, who became the symbol of a campaign launched last year urging Saudi women to defy a driving ban, began spreading the information on Twitter, after she was alerted by a couple.

(Nov 22 2012) - California gets Face Scanners to spy on everyone at once
CALIFORNIA -- Imagine the police taking a picture : any picture of a person, anywhere, and matching it on the spot in less than a second to a personalized profile, scanning millions upon millions of entries from within vast, intricate databases stored on the cloud. It's done with state of the art facial recognition technology, and in Southern California it's already happening.

(Nov 22 2012) - Cyber Corps program trains spies for the digital age
TULSA -- Jim Thavisay is secretly stalking one of his classmates. And one of them is spying on him. "I have an idea who it is, but I'm not 100% sure yet," said Thavisay, a 25-year-old former casino blackjack dealer. Stalking is part of the curriculum in the Cyber Corps, an unusual two-year program at the University of Tulsa that teaches students how to spy in cyberspace, the latest frontier in espionage.

(Nov 21 2012) - NSA refuses to declassify Obama's cybersecurity directive
WASH D.C. -- The National Security Agency has shot down a Freedom of Information Act request for details about an elusive presidential order that may allow the government to deploy the military within the United States for the supposed sake of cybersecurity. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) reports on Tuesday that their recent FOIA request for information about a top-secret memo signed last month by US President Barack Obama has been rejected [PDF]. Now attorneys for EPIC say they plan to file an appeal to get to the bottom of Presidential Policy Directive 20.

(Nov 21 2012) - Google attacks UN's internet treaty conference
U.N. -- Google has warned that a forthcoming UN-organised conference threatens the "free and open internet". Government representatives are set to agree a new information and communications treaty in December. It has been claimed some countries will try to wrest oversight of the net's technical specifications and domain name system from US bodies to an international organisation.

(Nov 20 2012) - Rise in Afghan poppy farming fuelled by high opium prices
AFGHANISTAN -- The amount of Afghan farmland planted with opium poppies has increased by nearly 20% this year, after high prices in 2011 tempted more farmers into growing the drug. Blight and bad weather meant the harvest of opium in the world's biggest producer of "black gold" fell by a third, according to the United Nations annual opium survey. But in the longer run that shortage could help keep prices near record highs, fuelling further expansion of poppy farming.

(Nov 20 2012) - Mind Control: How EEG devices will read your brain waves ...
U.S.A. -- True facts: Every time you have a thought or feeling, your brain produces weak but distinct electrical signals corresponding to that thought or feeling. Recording and deciphering those signals is called electroencephalography (EEG), and it has been medically possible since 1924.

(Nov 19 2012) - Smart card driver licenses on the horizon ???
U.S.A. -- "It's time to consider centralizing identity management and enabling other benefits to the card," Pattinson says. Medicaid benefits, food stamps, and driver licenses are just some of the applications that could potentially be placed on a state-issued ID card, Pattinson says. "This would enable a central point for managing citizen identities and using that identity for multiple applications," he adds.

(Nov 18 2012) - Did You Know the NSA Helped Developed Windows 7
U.S.A. -- The National Security Agency (NSA) acknowledged having worked with Microsoft on the development of Windows 7, as testified on 17 November 2009 by Richard Schaeffer, the NSA's information assurance director, before the U.S. Senate's Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security. The cooperation between the NSA and Microsoft has been an open secret since a the judiciary agreement was reached between the U.S. Government and the computer giant.

(Nov 17 2012) - Anonymous takes down over 9000 Israeli sites ...
ISRAEL -- When the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) this week began taking military action in the Gaza strip against Hamas (as the IDF announced on Twitter), Anonymous declared its own war as part of #OpIsrael. Among the casualties are thousands of email addresses and passwords, hundreds of Israeli web sites, government-owned as well as privately owned pages, as well as databases belonging to the Bank of Jerusalem and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

(Nov 16 2012) - Israel : Petraeus was unfaithful to us
ISRAEL -- This reporter has confirmed some of the suspicions that CIA Director David Petraeus' infidelity went well beyond his dalliance with Paula Broadwell. One well-placed source confirmed that, "My God, if we had to sack everyone in the military and intelligence communities for sleeping around, we would be decimated! Petraeus must have done something much worse." Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu -- "As you know, Barb, the U.S. and Israel have a relationship that goes well beyond friendship. I'm afraid Gen. Petraeus betrayed that relationship."

(Nov 15 2012) - U.S. Copyright Surveillance Machine About To Be Switched On
U.S.A. -- The "Copyright Alert System" - an elaborate combination of surveillance, warnings, punishments, and "education" directed at customers of most major U.S. Internet service providers - is poised to launch in the next few weeks, as has been widely reported. The problems with it are legion. Big media companies are launching a massive peer-to-peer surveillance scheme to snoop on subscribers. Based on the results of that snooping, ISPs will be serving as Hollywood's private enforcement arm, without the checks and balances public enforcement requires. Once a subscriber is accused, she must prove her innocence, without many of the legal defenses she'd have in a courtroom.

(Nov 15 2012) - The Petraeus affair vs. the CIA's long criminal history
VIRGINIA -- The Petraeus Affair has demonstrated yet again how a sex scandal story can be fed into the U.S. media to serve both as a trigger to a "political assassination" and as "the tree hiding the forest." Even though what lies behind the salacious smoke screen is still the object of speculation, most of those speculations are more credible than a simple extramarital affair. One of the possible explanations of Petraeus' departure is his stance on Israel which he saw as a liability to US interests in the Middle East ...

(Nov 14 2012) - Electric Power Grid 'Inherently Vulnerable' to Terrorist Attacks
WASH D.C. -- The U.S. electric power delivery system is vulnerable to terrorist attacks that could cause much more damage to the system than natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, blacking out large regions of the country for weeks or months and costing many billions of dollars, says a newly released report by the National Research Council. According to the report, the security of the U.S. electric power system is in urgent need of attention. The power grid is inherently vulnerable physically because it is spread across hundreds of miles, and many key facilities are unguarded. This vulnerability is exacerbated by a reorganizational shift in the mid-1990s ...

(Nov 14 2012) - Russia loses contact with satellites
MOSCOW -- Russia has lost contact with most of its civilian satellites as well as the Russian part of the International Space Station after a communications cable broke in Moscow, state-run RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed source. RIA cited the source as saying it would take at least 48 hours to fix the cable.

(Nov 12 2012) - Commander blames NATO for increased drug production ...
TEHRAN -- Commander of the anti-narcotics squad of Iran's Law Enforcement Police General Ali Moayyedi blamed the NATO forces for increased drug plantation, production and trafficking in Afghanistan. The Iranian police officials maintain that drug production in Afghanistan has undergone a 40-fold increase since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.

(Nov 10 2012) - Mexico's new President set to empower a Devil's Cartel
MEXICO -- CIA Operative Claims Corrupt Colombian Law Enforcer Now Advising Pena Nieto Is Sign Of That Danger Ahead : Baruch Vega, a long-time CIA operative, has raised a red flag over the incoming president of Mexico's decision to employ the former head of the Colombian National Police, Gen. Oscar Naranjo, as his security advisor in the war on drugs. "I do not think Naranjo will be running a war against drugs," Vega contends. "He will be running a war to protect Mexican drug traffickers."

(Nov 08 2012) - Mexican Cartel Bought Guns From U.S. Border Patrol
MEXICO -- The testimony of a Mexican hitman turned government witness has revealed some astonishing details of life inside Mexico's criminal underworld. Most astonishing of all: claims that cartel assassins obtained guns from the U.S. Border Patrol. According to Mexican magazine Revista Contralinea, the testimony comes from a protected government witness and former hitman, who cooperated in the prosecution of a Sinaloa Cartel accountant by the Mexican Attorney General's Office.

(Nov 08 2012) - The Pentagon and agencies choose Obama
U.S.A. -- Barak Obama's victory in the electronically rigged US presidential election means he will remain the spokesman for the pentagon and the agencies over the next 4 years. These same agencies recently have actively leaked information about Romney's drug money laundering and other criminal activities in a clear sign of a military industrial complex revolt against the Bush Nazi faction, according to CIA and other sources. The Dragon family also supported Obama because he agreed to go along with their agenda, according to White Dragon Society sources in Indonesia.

(Nov 08 2012) - UN must lead Internet regulation effort ...
U.N. -- International Telecommunication Union Secretary General Hamadoun Toure attempted to make the case in Wired Magazine on Wednesday that efforts to regulate the Internet should be led by the United Nations. The ITU member states are preparing for a conference in December, in which they will finalize the renegotiation of an international telecom treaty last ratified in 1988 ...

(Nov 07 2012) - Geoengineering Programs Continue To Destroy Ozone Layer
WORLD -- Who has not noticed how intense the sun now feels? Who has not noticed how quickly it begins to burn the skin? Many have also begun to notice plants and trees which are having their foliage burned. This is not your imagination and the seriousness of this ever worsening fact can not be overstated. There is in fact now a massive Northern Hemisphere ozone hole that appears to be growing and worsening by the day. So why don't we hear a thing about this dire issue? Because the science community is being threatened into complete silence and the main stream media is all to effective at sweeping the "lump" under the rug. No matter how big the lump is.

(Nov 05 2012) - Russian attack sub detected near East Coast
EAST COAST -- A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine cruised within 200 miles of the East Coast recently in the latest sign Russia is continuing to flex its naval and aerial power against the United States, defense officials said. The submarine was identified by its NATO designation as a Russian Seirra-2 class submarine believed to be based with Russia's Northern Fleet. It was the first time that class of Russian submarine had been detected near a U.S. coast, said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of anti-submarine warfare efforts.

(Nov 05 2012) - NJ contracts Radiant RFID for evacuation & emergency tracking
NEW JERSEY -- The State of New Jersey has awarded Radiant RFID a five year contract to provide its RFID-based solutions to assist evacuation and emergency tracking during catastrophic events. Raidant will provide the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) with a managed evacuation solution that tracks evacuees, pets, emergency transport vehicles, and commodities deployed at state shelters in preparation for and in the event of a hurricane, natural disaster or other incident to assist in the reunification of families.

(Nov 02 2012) - Sailors, Marines Join USS Wasp for Sandy Relief
NEW YORK -- Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., flew aboard the USS Wasp Nov. 1 to prepare to provide assistance to New Jersey, New York and Connecticut in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Within less than a day of receiving the order from Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Raymond C. Fox, the commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marines and sailors boarded aircraft and sortied from bases in North Carolina to meet the amphibious assault ship as it sailed off the coast of New York City, preparing to provide medical, logistical, engineering, and heavy airlift support to the storm-damaged areas if tasked by the secretary of defense.

(Nov 01 2012) - Hacking the President's DNA
U.S.A. -- The U.S. government is surreptitiously collecting the DNA of world leaders, and is reportedly protecting that of Barack Obama. Decoded, these genetic blueprints could provide compromising information. In the not-too-distant future, they may provide something more as well - the basis for the creation of personalized bioweapons that could take down a president and leave no trace.

(Oct 31 2012) - Megaupload and the Government's Attack on Cloud Computing
U.S.A. -- EFF, on behalf of its client Kyle Goodwin, filed a brief proposing a process for the Court in the Megaupload case to hold the government accountable for the actions it took (and failed to take) when it shut down Megaupload's service and denied third parties like Mr. Goodwin access to their property. The government also filed a brief of its own, calling for a long, drawn-out process that would require third parties - often individuals or small companies - to travel to courts far away and engage in multiple hearings, just to get their own property back.

(Oct 30 2012) - Secret Service to procure cell phone forensic tools
U.S.A. -- The U.S. Secret Service plans to purchase the Secure View 3 mobile phone forensic investigative tool which enables a user to both access and analyze data found within a suspect's cell phone. The Secret Service will also be procuring the svProbe tool, which accompanies Secure View 3, and allows an investigator to "create individual case files that may contain multiple data from multi suspect's phones," explains Secure View 3 on its Website.

(Oct 30 2012) - UN report says Myanmar opium production increases ...
BANGKOK -- The cultivation of illegal opium has increased in Myanmar for a sixth successive year, fueled in part by rising demand for heroin across Asia, the United Nations said Wednesday. Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium after Afghanistan, accounting for about 25 percent of global poppy production, according to the U.N.

(Oct 29 2012) - Mexico's Narco Televisa Scandal: The Impunity of the Elite
MEXICO -- Even as he prepares to take office in a month, a mushrooming scandal in Mexico threatens that country's new President, Enrique Pena Nieto. Some call it Mexico's Watergate; the comparison might even be apt. Like Watergate - which picked up momentum only after Richard Nixon had won the '72 Presidential election - the Narco Televisa Scandal is heating up just before Pena Nieto takes office.

(Oct 28 2012) - THE OCCULT WAR : Secret Agents, Magicians and Hitler
ENGLAND -- It is surprising the number of practitioners of the magical arts and witchcraft who were involved in military and intelligence work during the Second World War. Perhaps the best known 'occult spy' operating in the Second World War, and in fact long before, and whose intelligence career as been well documented, is Aleister Crowley. Author Dr Richard B. Spence believes that Crowley began his journey to being a secret agent when he took an oath of allegiance to the British Crown.

(Oct 28 2012) - The Global Banking 'Super-Entity' Drug Cartel ...
WORLD -- I would like to introduce you, the reader, to some realities of our global banking system ... These are the "too big to fail" and "too big to jail" banks, the centre of our global economy, what we call a "free market," implying that the global banks - and corporations - have "free reign" to do anything they please, engage in blatantly criminal activities, steal trillions in wealth which is hidden offshore, and never get more than a slap on the wrist. This is the real "free market," a highly profitable global banking cartel, functioning as a worldwide financial Mafia.

(Oct 27 2012) - Engineered Storm ? HAARP Monitoring Project Records Readings
EAST COAST -- An independent website that has a real-time sensor network from over 28 sensors placed in rural areas across the United States has recorded the strongest HAARP readings in the projects history. The readings, in and around the New England area, are literally off the charts and lend credence to other claims that Hurricane Sandy is possibly being engineered to cause massive destruction.

(Oct 26 2012) - Drug cartel kingpin's death may make the Zetas even deadlier
MEXICO -- When Mexican marines killed the leader of the Zetas earlier this month, they killed the only person capable of holding Mexico's most dangerous cartel together. But instead of collapsing, the cartel could become even more dangerous. That's the conclusion reached in an upcoming report from West Point. "I think it will be harder to detect and determine who the heads are of these smaller groups, and by that defeat them," Samuel Logan, the director of intelligence firm Southern Pulse and the report's author, tells Danger Room.

(Oct 26 2012) - Hackers Steal 3.6 Million Social Security Numbers
SOUTH CAROLINA -- The South Carolina Department of Revenue today acknowledged that approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers were recently stolen by hackers. "The vast majority of the credit card numbers were encrypted, but about 16,000 were not, meaning the data was fully exposed, state police said," writes Reuters' Harriet McLeod. "None of the Social Security numbers were encrypted, said State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry."

(Oct 25 2012) - 9-11 As Occult Trauma Brainwashing
WORLD -- "In occult crimes the objective is not linear, that is to say, is not solely bound to the achievement of the immediate effects of the attack on the victim, but may in fact be part of a larger, symbolic ritual magnified by the power of the electronic media, for the purpose of the alchemical processing of the subconscious Group Mind of the masses ... it is the subconscious that is being addressed in occult ritual, in a process CIA behavioral scientist Dr. Ewan Cameron termed, 'psychic driving.'"

(Oct 24 2012) - CAN A SATELLITE READ YOUR THOUGHTS ???
U.S.A. -- In our last article we examined the effect of shielding on the neural interface signal. We noted a jammer in the local area that was obstructing analysis that appeared to pass through TEMPEST grade shielding with very little signal loss. We are currently working on a custom shielding solution that should exceed anything on the market, so while the designers are hard at work producing this, we decided to run another test, coverage. What would happen if we tried to put the target on an airplane and monitor the signal ???

(Oct 24 2012) - DHS : Responding to a wide-area anthrax attack
U.S.A. -- DHS has issued an updated version of its previously-published guidance for protecting first responders during the first week following a wide-area aerosol anthrax attack. "Protective measures addressed in the guidance include medical countermeasures (i.e., drugs, vaccine), personal protective equipment (PPE), and other possible work practices," explains a Federal Register notice published by DHS on Oct. 22.

(Oct 24 2012) - Hackers' new super weapon adds firepower to DDOS
WORLD -- Public-sector IT managers and hackers are always in a constant struggle, especially since government websites are so often the targets of malicious attacks. Now agencies have one more thing to worry about. The hackers have got themselves a High Orbit Ion Cannon -- actually, an unlimited number of the new weapons. The name sounds a bit like something out of a "Star Wars" movie, but the High Orbit Ion Cannon (HOIC) is actually a very dangerous free-to-download, open-source program that can turn any user of any skill level into a powerful hacker ...

(Oct 19 2012) - NATO Military Policy on Psychological Operations
NATO -- The following are two versions of NATO's military policy on psychological operations. The most recent version from 2012 shows significant differences from the previous version from 2003, allowing for analysis of the evolution of NATO's PSYOPS in recent years. Though unclassified, NATO doctrine documents like those below are not released to the public.

(Oct 18 2012) - Verizon Spying On Your Web Habits
U.S.A. -- Verizon spying on its customers may seem bad for business, but according to the telecom giant's latest privacy policy update, that's exactly what they will be doing. Verizon wireless recently revealed that its new privacy agreement will allow them to spy on its user's web habits, including the websites you visit, the location data of your phone and where you use the browser ... (unless you change your privacy settings.)

(Oct 15 2012) - US Gov't preparing for biological attack and mass fatalities ...
U.S.A. -- In 2008, a report from the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism identified a clear and present danger of biological attack in 2013. The Congressional Committee claimed that Middle Eastern nations like Pakistan were the most likely to be the origination of such an attack against the US or various other points across the globe. Focusing on Pakistan's nuclear capability at the time legitimizes naming them as a possible breeding ground for terroristic dissention. The report states that "unless the world community acts decisively and with great urgency, it is more likely than not that a weapon of mass destruction will be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world by the end of 2013."

(Oct 15 2012) - World's biggest geoengineering experiment 'violates' UN rules
WEST COAST -- A controversial American businessman dumped around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific Ocean as part of a geoengineering scheme off the west coast of Canada in July, a Guardian investigation can reveal. Lawyers, environmentalists and civil society groups are calling it a "blatant violation" of two international moratoria and the news is likely to spark outrage at a United Nations environmental summit taking place in India this week.

(Oct 15 2012) - Did Obama Stage Benghazi Attack ???
WASH D.C. -- I received a phone call from an old friend that has been in Washington D.C. for years and is fairly well-connected politically. What she told me was ugly and sinister, yet very compelling. She said she had received information from someone high up in White House circles, and wanted my thoughts. No, there is no leaked email, no concrete proof, and this article is based on "hearsay." I'm not one that usually engages in or repeats hearsay, but if this is true, it could be the biggest story in 50 years.

(Oct 12 2012) - Secret Service agent found drunk in street after Obama visit
MIAMI -- A Secret Service agent was arrested for disorderly intoxication in Miami early Friday after he was found passed out on a street hours after President Barack Obama left town, police said. Aaron Francis Engler was arrested at 7 a.m. and also faces a charge of resisting arrest without violence, according to Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes.

(Oct 12 2012) - ATF Whistleblower Fired in Denny's Parking Lot ...
LAKE TAHOE -- Special Agent Vince Cefalu has worked for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms for more than 25 years. On top of successfully placing dozens of hard criminals behind bars throughout his career, Cefalu has received promotions and consistently positive evaluations. When he started raising his voice about ATF corruption and illegal wiretapping in 2005, things changed. Tuesday evening, Cefalu was asked to meet Special Agent in Charge of the San Francisco Field Division Joseph Riehl at a Denny's Restaurant near Lake Tahoe. When he arrived, he was served termination papers in the parking lot.

(Oct 10 2012) - Film crew arrested 'at gunpoint' for sneaking into Area 51
AREA 51 -- A BBC film crew were arrested at gunpoint for sneaking into America's top-secret military base. Guards armed with M16 assault rifles forced them to lie face-down for three hours while the FBI ran security checks. The 12-man crew visited the infamous Area 51 in Nevada - where it is claimed bodies of aliens are held - to make a documentary about UFOs.

(Oct 09 2012) - The Secret History of Silicon Valley
CALIFORNIA -- Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Blank will talk about how World War II set the stage for the creation and explosive growth of Silicon Valley, and the role of Frederick Terman and Stanford in working with government agencies (including the CIA and the National Security Agency) to set up companies in this area that sparked the creation of hundreds of other enterprises.

(Oct 07 2012) - Anything On The Web Will Be Discovered
ISRAEL -- "Not a day goes by that I don't hear about a virus or a breach. For me, there is a very clear equation since I began my service in the NSA: If you put something on the Web, it will be discovered. There will always be threats. Every software has holes. I can't speak about specific events, but the threats exist and they are real," says Nick Combs, Chief Technological Officer of the federal department at EMC, in an interview held during his visit to Israel in June.

(Oct 06 2012) - Murder of Miami's 'Cocaine Queen' Offers Teaching Moment
MIAMI -- The truth of the drug war won't be found in Hollywood or the mainstream media - which both work from the same tired script. Griselda Blanco, 69, was cut down in front of a butcher shop in Medellin, Colombia, in early September by a middle-aged man who was delivered to the murder scene on the back of a motorcycle - and who calmly, methodically, jumped off the back of that bike, held a gun to Blanco's head, and pumped two bullets into her brain.

(Oct 04 2012) - Vaccination Campaigns Part Of Population Reduction Policy
WORLD -- On October 2nd a retired demographer at the World Bank admitted that vaccination campaigns are an integral part of the World Bank's population policies. John F. May, the Bank's leading demographer from 1992 to 2012, told the French web journal Sens Public (and in turn transcribed by the think-tank May works for) that vaccination campaigns, especially in so-called "high-fertility countries", are means to achieve population reduction in those countries.

(Oct 03 2012) - Why is Titanium Dioxide in our Food ???
U.S.A. -- We have been enslaved for control by future electromagnetic weapons and tasers. A solution of water and Titanium Dioxide will superheat in microseconds from directed energy weapons. Each human or animal is now a target ! We have heard about the effects of Fluoride in our water. But we remain unaware of the greater dangers of Titanium Dioxide in our food. But the real explanation may be political control. When one considers the military effectiveness of this chemical, one begins to realize that WE ARE BEING "MAGNATIZED" for control by future electromagnetic weapons and tasers.

(Oct 03 2012) - Drug cartels control Mexican airports
MEXICO -- A high-level attorney for the Beltran Leyva faction of the Sinaloa Cartel has revealed that two of Mexico's busiest international airports, in Cancun and Toluca, are controlled by Mexican drug cartels. His disclosures shed new light on the mystery which still—more than five years later—surrounds the two planes from St. Petersburg Florida caught carrying almost ten tons of cocaine in the Yucatan.

(Oct 02 2012) - Mind Control in America - What the CIA did & Why
U.S.A. -- The disturbing saga of mind control begins with the science of Ivan Pavlov early in the twentieth century - the famous Russian who tested dogs with bells and food pellets. His goal was simple: to understand how behavior is trained. Derived from his work was the psychological theory of Behaviorism based upon reflex conditioning. Pavlov's dogs are a famous tidbit most of us recall from our high school psychology class. However, the pertinent part of his story commences with the lesser known fact that whatever is learned can be 'unlearned' if the individual being trained is subjected to sufficient fear, mental anguish, and physical pain. In essence, fear can wipe out memory.

(Oct 02 2012) - Scientists develop world's first 'biological Internet'
CALIFORNIA -- Bio-engineers are harnessing the key attibutes of a virus, M13, such as its ability to package and broadcast arbitrary DNA strands, to create the first biological internet or 'Bi-Fi.' Bio-engneering researchers Monica Ortiz and Drew Endy from Stanford University have created a biological mechanism to send genetic messages from cell to cell.

(Oct 01 2012) - 'USA Corporation' looting bank accounts to postpone bankruptcy
U.S.A. -- The United States of America Corporation, a subsidiary of the bloodline family owned Federal Reserve Board, has resorted to stealing private funds, and blaming it on "Iranian cyber-attacks," in order to stave off bankruptcy, according to CIA and other sources. This desperate stalling maneuver comes as the members of the old pentagram of power, David Rockefeller, George Bush Senior, Queen Elizabeth, Evelyn de Rothschild and the Pope all argue amongst each other over what to do next.

(Sep 30 2012) - White House Hack Attack
WASH D.C. -- Hackers linked to China's government broke into one of the U.S. government's most sensitive computer networks, breaching a system used by the White House Military Office for nuclear commands, according to defense and intelligence officials familiar with the incident. One official said the cyber breach was one of Beijing's most brazen cyber attacks against the United States and highlights a failure of the Obama administration to press China on its persistent cyber attacks.

(Sep 28 2012) - The Ultimate WMD: 'Owning the Weather' for Military Use
U.S.A. -- Environmental modification techniques (ENMOD) for military use constitute, in the present context of global warfare, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Rarely acknowledged in the debate on global climate change, the world's weather can now be modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated electromagnetic weapons. Both the US and Russia have developed capabilities to manipulate the climate for military use.

(Sep 28 2012) - Major banks hit with biggest cyberattacks in history
NEW YORK -- There's a good chance your bank's website was attacked over the past week. Since Sept. 19, the websites of Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), JPMorgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500), Wells Fargo (WFC, Fortune 500), U.S. Bank (USB, Fortune 500) and PNC Bank have all suffered day-long slowdowns and been sporadically unreachable for many customers. The attackers, who took aim at Bank of America first, went after their targets in sequence

(Sep 27 2012) - Secret Cold War Inhalation Experiments on Poor ...
WASH D.C. -- {infoZine} - Lisa Martino-Taylor is a sociology professor at St. Louis Community College in St. Louis, Missouri. KDSK-TV, St. Louis' NBC affiliate, has just aired a series of reports on revelations she has made public, noting her "life's work has been to uncover details of the Army's ultra-secret military experiments carried out in St. Louis and other cities during the 1950s and 60s."

(Sep 26 2012) - Mexico billionaire's 'caravan of cocaine'
MEXICO -- A new scandal over a politically well-connected Mexican oligarch's possible involvement in drug trafficking is erupting in Mexico. Controversy is raging over the refusal of Mexico's Attorney General to investigate connections between 18 Mexicans busted for carrying $9.2 million in drug money several weeks ago in Nicaragua, and Latin America's largest TV network, Televisa, and its controversial owner, Emilio Azcarraga, said to be the power behind the throne of Mexico's new President Enrique Pena Nieto.

(Sep 25 2012) - Islamist group warns of new cyber attacks on US banks
U.S.A. -- An Islamist group on Tuesday said it will carry out new cyber attacks on US banking targets, according to SITE Intelligence Group, following similar attacks last week in response to an anti-Islam film. In a statement a group of hackers calling themselves the "Cyber Fighters of Izz al-Din al-Qassam" said they planned to attack the website of Wells Fargo bank on Tuesday, that of US Bank on Wednesday and the PNC Bank on Thursday, SITE said.

(Sep 25 2012) - The Army's secret Cold War experiments on St. Louisans
ST. LOUIS -- Lisa Martino-Taylor is a sociologist whose life's work has been to uncover details of the Army's ultra-secret military experiments carried out in St. Louis and other cities during the 1950s and 60s ... "The study was secretive for reason. They didn't have volunteers stepping up and saying yeah, I'll breathe zinc cadmium sulfide with radioactive particles," said Martino-Taylor.

(Sep 24 2012) - USA Corporation fiscal year ends this week
WASH D.C. -- The United States of America Corporation (as opposed to the Republic of the United States), based in the Vatican-like independent city state of Washington D.C., has its fiscal year end on September 30th. This criminal corporation has been constantly at war over the past 60 years if not the past several hundred years. It needs to be bankrupted once and for all and many of us are trying to do just this. The 13 inbred families that own this corporation have been trying desperately to avoid bankruptcy by starting World War 3.

(Sep 24 2012) - Proof : Smart Meters Are Being Used to Spy On Us
WORLD -- IF you have ever wondered if your smart meter is being used to spy on you, well now there is proof that governments and private organisations are using data collected from smart meters to spy on you. Information about power usage, which can be used to identify when a home is being occupied, is being shared with third parties of which includes government agencies, private organisations and off-shore data processing centres.

(Sep 19 2012) - Useing soldiers' brain waves to help protect forces
U.S.A. -- Researchers for the Defense Department are relying on the brainpower of soldiers in the field as a key ingredient for a new threat detection sensor system. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System (CT2WS) that combines cameras, sensors and operators' brain encephalograms that it says will be able to identify threats on the battlefield up to 100 percent of the time with very low false alarm rates.

(Sep 18 2012) - DEA told to back off 'Brother' of Afghan President Hamid Karzai
U.S.A. -- Newly released internal emails from the U.S. private security firm Stratfor state that in 2007 the Bush Administration and CIA ordered the DEA to back off a major drug trafficking investigation of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's half brother ... The crackdown on narcotics in Afghanistan has not yet occurred as opium production rose by about 61 percent from 2010 to 2011 and continued to rise in 2012 as U.S. troops have patrolled the poppy fields during this time. {Thank you POPPY-BUSH}

(Sep 14 2012) - More sniper ammunition being ordered by DHS
U.S.A. -- Surprise! The DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement have requested more ammunition. However, it is the type of ammunition and not necessarily the quantity that is troubling. The .223 caliber round is a decent hunting round, but that is not the rounds to be concerned about. The .308 rounds should have you a bit concerned. Quite a bit concerned.

(Sep 13 2012) - Warrantless Electronic Spy Powers Approved by House
WASH D.C. -- The House on Wednesday reauthorized for five years broad electronic eavesdropping powers that legalized and expanded the George W. Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program. The FISA Amendments Act, which is expiring at year's end, allows the government to electronically eavesdrop on Americans' phone calls and e-mails without a probable-cause warrant so long as one of the parties to the communication is believed outside the United States. The communications may be intercepted "to acquire foreign intelligence information."

(Sep 13 2012) - Frank Olson: CIA Scientist Murdered for Moral Stand
U.S.A. -- The official story was that this CIA scientist had been doused with LSD and jumped out of the window. Turns out he was pushed for objecting to chemical experiments on unwitting US soldiers and citizens. (Were these experiments forerunners of chemtrails?) Olson is an example of how real heroes go unsung. As 'Deputy Head of Special Operations', Olson was involved in MKULTRA, MKNAOMI, Project Artichoke, Project Bluebird, and MKDELTA {to name a few} ...

(Sep 12 2012) - In Search of a Bigger Boom
U.S.A. -- The scientist Edward Teller, according to one account, kept a blackboard in his office at Los Alamos during World War II with a list of hypothetical nuclear weapons on it. The last item on his list was the largest one he could imagine. The method of "delivery" - weapon-designer jargon for how you get your bomb from here to there, the target - was listed as "Backyard." As the scientist who related this anecdote explained, "since that particular design would probably kill everyone on Earth, there was no use carting it anywhere."

(Sep 11 2012) - Japanese finance minister murdered, new Chinese leader missing ...
JAPAN -- Tadahiro Matsushita, Japan's Finance Minister, was murdered Monday in an attempt by the cabal to extort more money out of Japan. In addition, upcoming Chinese leader Xi Jinping has vanished from public view after shunning a meeting with Hillary Clinton and refusing to finance her cabal last week.

(Sep 10 2012) - US Govt's Secret Army: Foreign Troops ...
U.S.A. -- The US Air Force document entitled Psychological Operations published in 1999 explained how for the purpose of hiding in plain sight, psy-ops are a "low-cost, high-impact" way of conducting military operations without having to deal with questions by the American public. The control of "selected information" being leaked out to the public through mainstream media, press conferences and other designated outlets has ensured that the targeted audience will support the governmental campaign out of ignorance.

(Sep 07 2012) - ... Narcotics in Afghanistan Report August 2012
AFGHANISTAN -- Despite the continuous counter-narcotics efforts of the international community and the Afghan government throughout the past decade, Agence France-Presse wrote in April 2012 that Afghanistan continues to be a major contributor to the global drug supply. Approximately 90% of the world's opium, most of which is processed into heroin, originates in Afghan fields. While potential opium production in Afghanistan peaked in 2007, poppy cultivation has recently risen.

(Sep 07 2012) - DHS Ramps Up To Subdue And Kill Americans ???
U.S.A. -- Would they kill their own? Would these Americans shoot fellow American men, women and children if ordered to do so? You bet they would. And let's not forget the 450 MILLION rounds ammo that was purchased last year by DHS, this 'President' has created a super force accountable to no one but himself. And recently retrofitted 2,717 of these 'Mine Resistant Protected' vehicles for service on the streets of the U.S.

(Sep 06 2012) - DHS Protective Security Advisor : Names & Locations Mar 2012
U.S.A. -- The following map of Department of Homeland Security protective security advisors (PSA) around the country was taken from a presentation given at the FEMA National Preparedness Symposium held in early August.

(Sep 06 2012) - Pentagon Attacked by {another} Computer Virus
WASH D.C. -- A computer virus that destroys documents and spreads to other networks recently infected computers at the Pentagon, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) said on Thursday. One of the Pentagon's hundreds of networks "recently identified an infection after having issues opening Word and Excel documents," DISA said in a statement.

(Sep 05 2012) - 666 ALERT : MEDICINE IN A MICRO-CHIP
U.S.A. -- Earlier this summer, we saw the first "smart pill" from Proteus Digital Health receive U.S. FDA clearance, a huge step in connecting drug delivery with mobile technologies. So what comes next? It would be years before we see it on the market, but the next generation of "smart medicine" just may lie in an even smarter method of drug delivery - a tiny chip that's implanted inside the body and programmed "wirelessly" to release doses of drugs at the right time - being developed and tested by an MIT spinout.

(Sep 05 2012) - They're Going to Depopulate or Bankrupt the Rest of Us
U.S.A. -- Catherine Austin Fitts calls what happened to the U.S since the market meltdown of 2008 a "fiscal coup d'etat." Fitts should know because she is a former Wall Street insider who has managed investments worth $300 billion. She is also a government insider. Catherine Austin Fitts was an Assistant Secretary for HUD in the first Bush Administration more than 20 years ago. She says our leaders are " ... doing a number of things that are going to depopulate or bankrupt the rest of us."

(Sep 05 2012) - Planning for The 'NUCLEAR' End is hard
NEVADA -- Nuclear apocalypse is big and scary and complicated. Average people don't want to plan at all - just assume the worst and you'll never be disappointed. Governments, on the other hand, like to plan. Some people see this as an effort to legitimately save lives; others see it as an attempt to convince the public (or themselves) that they are in control of the uncontrollable. There are merits to both points of view.

(Sep 05 2012) - The Global Elite's Bio-Weapon Scheme for 90% Depopulation
WORLD -- The Ebola virus mysteriously appeared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 1976 and has sporadically reappeared in the area without explanation ever since. Mainstream medical professional believe that eating monkeys who are infected with Ebola is the initial mode of transmission. However this is accepted speculation because the scientific community agrees that the natural reservoir of the virus is unknown and therefore knowledge of transmission is only hypothesized.

(Sep 05 2012) - Restricted U.S. Army Technical Op's Manual and Civil Support
U.S.A. -- The following manual was originally posted online on the file-sharing website 4shared. This manual specifically targets TE battalion commanders and staffs and key agencies with the tools and information necessary to plan and execute TE operations. It also provides reference information for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) personnel.

(Sep 05 2012) - Mexico's new President owes election to "Narco-Televisa"
MEXICO -- In the Drug War, where producing confusion is as important as churning out 'product,' there are more versions of the truth than in the Japanese film classic Rashomon. Even so, the shocking new scandal breaking in Nicaragua makes it clear that the most accurate way to describe Mexico's new President-elect is as "Senor Narco-Presidente."

(Sep 04 2012) - Anonymous dumps 1 million Apple IDs after alleged FBI hack
U.S.A. -- Hackers operating under the Anonymous umbrella have leaked more than 1 million Apple iPhone and iPad IDs, which were allegedly swiped from the FBI. On Monday, the Antisec arm of the hacker collective said it had released 1,000,001 unique device identifier numbers (UDIDs) used by Apple, app developers, and ad networks to label iPhone and iPad users. The details were allegedly stolen from the FBI.

(Sep 03 2012) - Neuroscientists successfully control the dreams of rats.
U.S.A. -- Researchers working at MIT have successfully manipulated the content of a rat's dream by replaying an audio cue that was associated with the previous day's events, namely running through a maze (what else). The breakthrough furthers our understanding of how memory gets consolidated during sleep - but it also holds potential for the prospect of "dream engineering."

(Sep 03 2012) - Financial war is down to a few small factions ...
JAPAN -- The financial war that has been raging intensely for the past several years is now down to a few factions all marred by infighting. One the one side is the fascist P2 lodge still pushing for a world fascist dictatorship. On the other side can be seen several groups all claiming they want to do good but need to be in charge.

(Sep 02 2012) - Chinese scientists unveil mind-controlled drone
CHINA -- Chinese researchers have unveiled a system that allows users to control drones with their thoughts. The technology was designed to help handicapped people, but could have ample applications in other fields as well. "The computer can receive EEG signals via Bluetooth and convert them to specific commands to control the AR drones through WiFi," a presenter explains.

(Aug 31 2012) - There was a Secret Ruling against the NSA for Spying ...
U.S.A. -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is suing the Justice Department for details of last month's ruling by a secretive U.S. court that National Security Agency's domestic spying program violated the U.S. Constitution, Jon Brodkin of arstechnica reports. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) found that "on at least one occasion" the NSA had violated the Fourth Amendment's restriction against unreasonable searches and seizures.

(Aug 28 2012) - U.S. workers shot in Mexico may be CIA employees
TRES MARIAS, MEXICO -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon apologized to the United States on Tuesday for an attack last week in which two U.S. government workers were wounded when Mexican federal police fired multiple rounds at their armored U.S. Embassy vehicle.

(Aug 27 2012) - US Arms Transfer Agreements Reach Record High
U.S.A. -- Arms transfers from the United States to other nations increased significantly over the past year, and exceeded previous levels, according to new data reported by the Congressional Research Service. "In worldwide arms transfer agreements in 2011 - to both developed and developing nations - the U.S. dominated, ranking first with $66.3 billion in such agreements or 77.7% of all such agreements ... "

(Aug 26 2012) - FDA just approved pill with computer chip inside
CALIFORNIA -- Erin Kim reports for CNN Money, that a medical tech startup named Proteus Digital Health in the California S.F. Bay Area town of Redwood City, scored a big victory this week when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for the company's "ingestible sensor" invention. It's a 1 square millimeter computer chip - roughly the size of a grain of sand - imbedded into a pill which can relay information about your insides to you, and if you choose, to your doctor or nurse.

(Aug 25 2012) - Scientists Successfully 'Hack' Brain To Obtain Private Data
CALIFORNIA -- It sounds like something out of the movie "Johnny Mnemonic," but scientists have successfully been able to "hack" a brain with a device that's easily available on the open market. Researchers from the University of California and University of Oxford in Geneva figured out a way to pluck sensitive information from a person's head, such as PIN numbers and bank information. The scientists took an off-the-shelf Emotiv brain-computer interface, a device that costs around $299, which allows users to interact with their computers by thought.

(Aug 25 2012) - Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install
U.S.A. -- I've recently been using the final, Released to Manufacturing version of Windows 8 on one of my computers, to much delight. I've been very impressed by how fast, well-designed, functional and capable this latest iteration of Windows is. However, my tinkering around from a security/privacy perspective has left me concerned. Windows 8 has a new featured called Windows SmartScreen, which is turned on by default. Windows SmartScreen's purpose is to "screen" every single application you try to install from the Internet in order to inform you whether it's safe to proceed with installing it or not.

(Aug 24 2012) - Cull Human Population Or Expect "Vast Die-Off"
U.K. -- In a report published last April by the Royal Society titled People and the Planet, the elitist UK-based society calls for massive population reduction and de-industrialization of the west. However drenched in euphemisms, the report cannot conceal its ominous undertones. Listed among its "key recommendations" the report proposes several measures similar to the one put out recently by MIT in which a drastic reduction of the population is called for in the name of "modelling" and predictions.

(Aug 24 2012) - What's Happened To All Those Digital Whistleblowers ?
WORLD -- It is hard sometimes to divide the story of Julian Assange from that of WikiLeaks. But once upon a time, before Bradley Manning, the rape allegations, the house arrest, the TV show on RT, and then the Ecuador gambit, WikiLeaks, as an organization and as an idea, was brimming with promise. For many, the age of the anonymous digital whistleblower was the dawn of a bright new era of radical transparency.

(Aug 23 2012) - Mystery Surrounding 1.2 Billion Rounds Of Ammo Solved
U.S.A. -- On the heels of an article penned by Major General Jerry Curry (Ret.), titled, Who Does The Government Intend to Shoot?, a piece written by a retired U.S. general who questions the bizarre series of monstrous ammunition by unlikely agencies of the federal government, host Rick Wiles of TruNews Radio revealed to his listeners the answer to the mystery of the billion bullets. After years warning of the out-of-the-blue presidential candidacy of Barrack Obama, Wiles appears most certain, again, that a powerful connection can be made between information he's received from a high-level informant at (DHS) - regarding the approximately 20,000 Russian commandos suspected of legally entering the U.S. from Canada

(Aug 18 2012) - Hacking the human brain
CALIFORNIA -- As hard as it is to believe, what many might think is the last bastion of total privacy, namely, the human mind, is quickly becoming just as vulnerable as the rest of our lives with the invention of mind-reading helmets and other ways to "hack" the mind. Now security researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Oxford and the University of Geneva, have created a custom program to interface with brain-computer interface (BCI) devices and steal personal information from unsuspecting victims.

(Aug 17 2012) - Hackers use Citadel Trojan to access airports' apps
U.S.A. -- Trusteer has uncovered a Man in the Browser attack directed at VPN users at an international airport hub. The hackers have used the trojan to steal airport employee credentials, with which they can then access internal airport applications. Having VPN access allowed the hackers to get into the system and tamper with any information and applications that particular employee is authorized to use.

(Aug 16 2012) - Obama orders military to carry out cyber attacks ...
WASH D.C. -- In June of 2010 Mr Obama (alias for Barry Soetoro) ordered the Pentagon to create a special online unit to carry out cyber attacks against the United States people and foreign states. NETCOM lead by Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn conducts cyberspace operations in support of full spectrum operations to ensure U.S. and allied freedom of action in cyberspace, and to deny the same to adversaries. US soldiers have now begun a new type of geopolitical warfare - cyber warfare.

(Aug 16 2012) - US Army targets Tea Party movement ...
U.S.A. -- Those "concepts and doctrines" include the envisioning of likely future scenarios in which the United States may find ourselves and how the US Army will conduct its operations. That is why TRADOC's Pamphlet 525-3-1, Army's Operating Concept 2016-2028, issued on August 19, 2010, is of importance and concern. Why? Because the document envisions a civil war breaking out in America in 2016 - a war instigated by "political reactionaries" - "an extremist militia motivated by the goals of the 'tea party' movement."

(Aug 16 2012) - White Hats Report #47 - Watergate Revisited ???
WASH D.C. -- The beginning of the end of the Obama Presidency has begun ... The most likely starting volley in this unfolding historic process could very well be the resignation of Vice President of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. Whether he uses a fabricated medical condition, or if they make more out of the "slaves and chains" comment he fumbled through the other day, the political machine has to come up with a very convincing reason for his exit.

(Aug 16 2012) - Drug Lords, Drug 'Ladies,' & Alvaro Uribe's sister-in-law
COLUMBIA -- In the noise and confusion attending the extradition to the US on the same day last week of three women involved in cocaine trafficking from South America, questions raised by the family connection of one to the former President of Colombia went unanswered. Did Alvaro Uribe okay the loading of 3.6 tons of cocaine at an airport he controlled in Rio Negro Colombia onto a "former" CIA Gulfstream (N987SA) jet from St. Petersburg Florida that crashed in the Yucatan in 2007 ? Why did two successive U.S. Administrations lavish billions of dollars to stop drug trafficking on a President of Colombia who was himself involved in the drug trade ?

(Aug 14 2012) - Appeals court: Police can track cell phones without warrant
U.S.A. -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Tuesday that police can use cell phone data obtained without a warrant to establish an individual's location. The case, United States v. Skinner, involved a suspected drug trafficker, Melvin Skinner, who was tracked and arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration. "The drug runners in this case used pay-as-you-go (and thus presumably more difficult to trace) cell phones to communicate during the cross country shipment of drugs," Judge John Rogers wrote in his opinion.

(Aug 13 2012) - Want An RFID Chip Implanted Into Your Hand ?
U.S.A. -- The first subject of the day has been successfully chipped. Over the course of the weekend, Andrew would be one of eight people to undergo the RFID implantation among the 500 or so attendees of Toorcamp, a hacker conference and retreat near the northwest corner of Washington State. Graafstra's "implantation station" was set up in the open air: Any camper willing to spend $30 and sign a liability waiver could have the implantation performed, and after the excitement of Andrew's injection, a small line formed to be next.

(Aug 12 2012) - CIA Agents Reveal Secrets of the CIA
U.S.A. -- Secrets of the CIA is a revealing 90-minute documentary. In this riveting expose, five former CIA agents describe how their initial pride and enthusiasm at serving their nation turned to anguish and remorse, as they realized that they were actually subverting democracy and killing innocent civilians all in the name "national security" and promoting foreign policy agendas.

(Aug 09 2012) - Army Tests Spy Blimp Over New Jersey
NEW JERSEY -- The Army is testing its $517 million spy blimp in the skies over the New Jersey military base where the German airship Hindenburg crashed in 1937. The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle spent more than 90 minutes around Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Ocean County on Tuesday. Manufacturer Northrop Grumman says the 302-foot long airship is designed to be a high altitude observation platform.

(Aug 09 2012) - Arrest of 4 Mexican Generals linked to downed CIA drug plane
MEXICO -- The investigation and recent arrest of four prominent Generals in the Mexican Army on charges of protecting cocaine flights for Mexican drug cartels began with a series of seismic shifts in the drug trade that were set in motion more than five years ago by two American-registered planes from St Petersburg Florida - a DC9 airliner (N900SA) and a Gulfstream business jet (N987SA) - caught carrying almost 10 tens of cocaine on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.

(Aug 09 2012) - Explosive Allegation: 'Fast and Furious' Is Not What You Think It Is
CHICAGO -- A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as "Fast and Furious" isn't what you think it is. It wasn't about tracking guns, it was about supplying them - all part of an elaborate agreement between the U.S. government and Mexico's powerful Sinaloa Cartel to take down rival cartels. The explosive allegations are being made by Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, known as the Sinaloa Cartel's "logistics coordinator."

(Aug 07 2012) - U.S. Postal Service Operation Medicine Delivery Exercise Summary
U.S.A. -- The following document summarizes outcomes and lessons learned from an exercise conducted in May 2012 by the U.S. Postal Service and the Department of Health and Human Services in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Health called Operation Medicine Delivery. The exercise was the first test of the National Postal Model for the Delivery of Medical Countermeasures in the event of a biological attack.

(Aug 07 2012) - NCIS Targets Danger Room in Silliest Leak Investigation Ever
U.S.A. -- In its mounting campaign against leakers, the U.S. government isn't just going after officials who revealed weighty secrets like the White House's drone strike "kill list" or its plan to sabotage Iran's nuclear sites. Federal agents are also chasing a leaker who gave Danger Room a document asking for a futuristic laser weapon that could set insurgents' clothes on fire from nine miles away.

(Aug 06 2012) - Hiroshima at 67: The Line We Crossed
JAPAN -- Today is the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Sixty-seven isn't a particularly exciting anniversary, being neither divisible by five or ten, but I get the feeling that it's been talked about more this year than it was in the last few years. Maybe it's all of the concerns regarding Iran and the Middle East? Maybe because it's the first anniversary post-Fukushima? I'm not sure, but something's in the air.

(Aug 05 2012) - Rothschilds' BCCI Shake Down of Arabs
U.S.A. -- The Black Network : The Bank of Credit & Commerce International's (BCCI) most notorious acts were hatched out of its Karachi branch, where the bank's Black Network (BN) operated. BN was a global intelligence and enforcement unit that specialized in transporting arms, drugs and gold. BN operations overlapped with the operations of CIA, Israeli Mossad, the Pakistani ISI and Saudi intelligence, all of whom had accounts at BCCI. BN served as middleman for Saudi aid to both the Nicaraguan contras and the Afghan mujahadeen, aid which was being solicited by Richard Secord.

(Aug 03 2012) - Ex-Mexican gov pleads guilty in drug money laundering conspiracy ...
NEW YORK -- A former state governor of Mexico has pleaded guilty in New York to conspiring to launder millions of dollars in cocaine bribe payments. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says Mario Ernesto Villanueva Madrid pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering conspiracy Thursday in federal court. Authorities say Villanueva Madrid conspired to launder the money from the Juarez Cartel through bank accounts in the U.S. and other countries.

(Aug 02 2012) - 'THE CIA'S CHILD SEX SLAVES'
U.S.A. -- According to testimony given to a US government committee, the CIA and its friends make use of child sex slaves - to blackmail and control top people. The testimony of Claudia Mullen about an event that took place, when she was aged 9. According to Claudia Mullen, "The CIA kept hotel rooms in two of the best hotels in New Orleans, and year around, they kept a suite.

(Jul 30 2012) - NSA director shows up at hacker conference to recruit
LAS VEGAS -- US spy master Keith Alexander courted hackers at an infamous DefCon gathering rife with software tricksters wary of police and ferociously protective of privacy. National Security Agency (NSA) director Alexander was the latest, and perhaps the most controversial, federal official to attend the annual hacker conference in Las Vegas to recruit warriors for battles being fought on the Internet.

(Jul 29 2012) - CIA Special Research Project Bluebird 1952
U.S.A. -- The following formerly classified document from 1952 on the CIA's Project BLUEBIRD, an offshoot of Project MKULTRA which focused on hypnosis and behavior modification as a means of preventing Agency employees from providing intelligence to adversaries, was obtained from the CIA Freedom of Information Act Reading Room.

(Jul 27 2012) - 10 million H1NI flu vaccines produced in one month
U.S.A. -- A DARPA-funded vaccine company working on ways to quickly develop immunizations for potential pandemics, has successfully made over 10 million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine in a single month. The company, Medicago Inc., used a "rapid-fire," plant-based production method to make them, according to DARPA. The plants used in this case, however, aren't factories, but the chlorophyll-based kind. Plant-produced vaccine practices hold promise for speedier development of vaccines than traditional egg-grown vaccine techniques.

(Jul 26 2012) - Controlling Monkey Brains and Behavior with Light
U.S.A. -- Researchers reporting online on July 26 in Current Biology have for the first time shown that they can control the behavior of monkeys by using pulses of blue light to very specifically activate particular brain cells. The findings represent a key advance for optogenetics, a state-of-the-art method for making causal connections between brain activity and behavior. Based on the discovery, the researchers say that similar light-based mind control could likely also be made to work in humans for therapeutic ends.

(Jul 25 2012) - VA Must Disclose Documents to MK-ULTRA Victims
CALIFORNIA -- Veterans won another court order requiring the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hand over more documents about its Cold War-era drug experiments on thousands of Vietnam veterans. The government covered up the true nature of its experiments, which began in the 1950s under code names such as "Bluebird," "Artichoke" and "MKUltra." In "Project Paperclip," the Army and CIA allegedly recruited Nazi scientists to help test various psychochemicals and develop a new truth serum using its own veterans as test subjects

(Jul 25 2012) - DARPA, NIH to fund 'human body-on-a-chip' research
MASSACHUSETTS -- Researchers in the Department of Biological Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology will receive up to $32 million over the next five years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a technology platform that will mimic human physiological systems in the laboratory, using an array of integrated, interchangeable engineered human tissue constructs.

(Jul 24 2012) - 1979 ABC News Special 'Mission Mind Control'
U.S.A. -- In 1979, just two years after U.S. Senate hearings revealed disturbing information about a secret government mind control program code-named Project MKULTRA, this one-hour documentary covering some of the clandestine, illegal activities involved in this mind control project was released. One of the topics covered by this intriguing film is the bizarre activity of a man named George White, who operated outside of the law while directly under CIA direction.

(Jul 23 2012) - ALL AMERICANS WILL RECEIVE ...
A MICROCHIP IMPLANT IN 2013 PER OBAMACARE

U.S.A. -- A major news story broke on AOL and countless other mainstream news media outlets, this past week, that the Obama Health Care Bill will require all U.S. citizens and babies to receive a microchip or Medchip by March 23, 2013. Whether or not the microchip requirement in the bill is implemented by 2013, remains to be seen. In 2010, my book "Are You Ready for the Microchip?" was released, and I asked the question, "Is the microchip implant hidden in the Healthcare Bill? Are newborn children starting in 2013 going to receive a microchip shortly after birth?" Then in the book, I wrote, "In the massive US HEALTHCARE BILL, which your elected representatives voted for without reading, there is a section titled: Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521 - National Medical Device Registry which states ..."

(Jul 23 2012) - OUR SECRET GOVERNMENT
COLORADO -- The Denver shootings and 9 11 are linked to Gladio, which is run by our secret government. In 1963 Kennedy was assassinated and five months later the Italian socialists were forced out of office by a right-wing coup orchestrated by the CIA and Gladio units. Felice Casson is the Italian magistrate who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, the murderous terrorist operation run by the CIA, and NATO, beginning in the 1950s.

(Jul 23 2012) - US Military on call for 2012 Political Conventions
FLORIDA -- The US military will be on call to respond and use force in case of unrest at this year’s Democratic and Republican Party National Conventions in Tampa, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina. In a disturbing illustration of the creeping militarization of the day, US Northern Command has admitted that the Army will aid domestic law enforcement if called upon by the Secretary of Defense.

(Jul 20 2012) - White Hats Report #46 - CRITICAL INFORMATION !
U.S.A. -- First agenda item: Over the last week we have heard of many different types of "calls to action". The "calls" have to do with militia style activism and, although we do not discourage these actions, we realize how difficult it will be. First and foremost, Brother Drake has been putting the word out to a lot of folks during his weekly broadcasts. We have heard many of his shows and his briefings are informative and the depth of knowledge is heart warming to all of us here at the White Hats.

(Jul 20 2012) - Panetta orders Pentagon to monitor media for classified info leaks
WASH D.C. -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered Pentagon top brass to monitor major US news media for disclosures of secret information. The move follows several high-profile leaks, which some US legislators say were timed to help Obama's re-election bid. Panetta's order was issued on Thursday after a closed-door hearing of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee. The lawmaker and the military were discussing several recent media publications of classified information.

(Jul 19 2012) - Russian marines land on US warship during RIMPAC war games
HAWAII -- For three hours, the "black berets" from Russia's Admiral Panteleyev large anti-submarine ship were rehearsing an amphibious landing on the Port Royal destroyer. After that the ships practiced synchronized shooting on a land target. More than 20,000 servicemen, 45 warships and 100 warplanes from 22 countries are drilling together in Russia's first RIMPAC exercise.

(Jul 19 2012) - MILITARY INSIDER: President Obama - "By Any Means Necessary"
U.S.A. -- For the first time in over two years of ongoing interviews, a powerful and highly influential Wall Street insider allows for direct interview participation of a figure we will simply call "Military Insider". What follows is the first of a two part interview with both of these individuals who are warning of an impending manufactured crisis within the United States by powers desperate to secure a second term for "the man calling himself Obama".

(Jul 19 2012) - Assassination Nation
U.S.A. -- This spring the US drone killing program has come out of the closet. Attorney General Eric Holder publicly defended the drone killing of an American citizen, while Obama's counter terrorism czar John Brennan publicly explained and justified the target killing program. And a New York Times article by Jo Becker and Scott Shane chronicled Obama’s personal role in vetting a secret "Kill List." This striking new transparency, the official acknowledgment for the first time of a broad-based US assassination and targeted killing program, has resulted from the unprecedented and controversial visibility of drone warfare.

(Jul 19 2012) - Microsoft Outlook 2013 bug: Deletes Inbox
WORLD -- With the recent release of Office 2013, Microsoft has introduced an unbelievably stupid bug to Outlook 2013. Several users on the Microsoft support forums report that when they emptied their deleted items folder, they lost their entire inbox, their contacts, notes and calender items. Even worse, nothing can be recovered, not even using the 'Recover deleted items option'.

(Jul 15 2012) - NSA has dossiers on nearly every US citizen
U.S.A. -- At the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) conference, NSA whistleblower William Binney revealed more about how censorship and monitoring are alive and well in the USA. This weekend in New York City was a three-day hackers' conference called HOPE Number 9 which is only held every two years; HOPE stands for "Hackers on Planet Earth" and there's always a lot of great info that comes out of it.

(Jul 12 2012) - Obama participated in CIA Jump Room Program says 3rd whistle blower
U.S.A. -- A third whistle blower has confirmed that U.S. President Barack H. Obama was a participant in the CIA's teleportation "jump room" program of the early 1980's. Bernard Mendez made this allegation during a seminar held in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 1st under the auspices of the B.C.-based ExoUniversity.org. During the seminar, Mr. Mendez stated that he, Mr. Obama, former DARPA director Regina E. Dugan, Andrew D. Basiago, and William B. Stillings attended a jump room training class taught by Maj. Ed Dames at College of the Siskiyous in Summer 1980.

(Jul 12 2012) - White Hats Report #45 - Nomenclature of Financial Thievery
WASH D.C. -- "Where does all (that money) come from?" We are on a quest to uncover the trail of deceit, deception, corruption and thievery in the financial arena. Where does the money come from, where has it gone, and what is it being used for? The answer to that question could be the biggest secret of our time. But let us begin to connect the dots with some background on the methods used to steal from the people to finance the NEW WORLD ORDER.

(Jul 12 2012) - Yahoo Voice hack leaks 450,000 usernames and passwords
U.S.A. -- More than 450,000 usernames and unencrypted passwords appear to have been stolen from Yahoo Voice, a user-contribution services on Yahoo's network, and posted online. Similar attacks have been reported separately against other online services, including Android Forums and Formspring, where users are being encouraged to change their passwords immediately, and to check whether they used the same password on other services.

(Jul 11 2012) - Spy Sat Agency let 'Child Molesters' in its ranks go free
U.S.A. -- The National Reconnaissance Office - the secretive Pentagon agency in charge of spy satellites - is supposed to safeguarding Americans and American interests from foreign threats. But the agency has done an incomplete job, at best, at protecting American children from its own employees and job applicants. According to documents obtained by the McClatchy news service, a former California substitute teacher who sought a security clearance from the NRO confessed during a lie detector exam to molesting an elementary school student. The agency never informed police nor the school district

(Jul 09 2012) - The Most Dangerous Executive Order Ever issued ...
WASH D.C. -- This executive order essentially gives the DHS unlimited powers to seized, monitor, and control all aspects of radio and internet communications, up to and including cell phone service, in the event that the President declares a national emergency. This means that all privately held communications equipment, including personal computers, cell phones, amateur radio equipment, AM, FM, or Shortwave transmitters can be seized with no warning. On June 25, 2012, President Barack Hussein Obama declared such an emergency with this EXECUTIVE ORDER ...

(Jul 09 2012) - Ex. Order - Seizing Private Communications Facilities
WASH D.C. -- The White House has released a new Executive Order seeking to ensure the continuity of government communications during a national emergency. The Executive Order grants new powers to the Department of Homeland Security, including the ability to collect certain public communications information. Under the Executive Order the White House has also granted the Department the authority to seize private facilities when necessary, effectively shutting down or limiting civilian communications.

(Jul 08 2012) - Prisoner of War & Civilian Internee Policy & Operations Courses
U.S.A. -- The following self-learning courses from the U.S. Army Military Police School at Fort McClellan describe procedures for military police involvement in internment operations related to enemy prisoners of war and civilian internees.

(Jul 06 2012) - Contractor caught illegally selling military technology to China
U.S.A. -- A six-year U.S. probe found that Pratt & Whitney, a key military hardware supplier to the U.S., sold China the software and engines needed to make its first-ever modern attack helicopter. The Canadian arm of the aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney closed a six-year U.S. government probe last week by admitting that it helped China produce its first modern attack helicopter, a serious violation of U.S. export laws that drew a multimillion dollar fine.

(Jul 06 2012) - "Warning shots will not be fired"
U.S.A. -- A newly leaked U.S. Army Military Police training manual for "Civil Disturbance Operations" outlines how military assets are to be used domestically to quell riots, confiscate firearms ... and ... even kill Americans on U.S. soil during mass civil unrest. The document outlines how military assets will be used to "help local and state authorities to restore and maintain law and order" in the event of mass riots, civil unrest or a declaration of martial law.

(Jul 06 2012) - Drug Cartels Exert Power in 68% of Mexico
MEXICO -- As Mexico's president-elect sizes up the country's criminal landscape, a congresswoman has claimed that nearly 70 percent of the country's municipalities have been infiltrated by organized crime. After winning the presidency in Sunday's elections, Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) has moved to back his campaign promises on security with specific goals.

(Jul 04 2012) - Confessions of Programmed Mk-Ultra Victim
U.S.A. -- My name is Marquart (Mark) Ewing Phillips ... (and) as the employee of a DOD subcontractor with exposure to mind-control research, I was required to sign an oath of secrecy. To this day I am restricted by law from revealing certain specific information that directly pertained to my employment as, among other "sensitive" exposures, a U.S. DOD subcontractor in mind-control research. This super secret technology is an evolved system of remote human physical and psychological manipulation that has only recently been officially recognized by accredited mental health physicians for what it is, absolute mind control.

(Jul 01 2012) - Project Blue Beam in the Obama Era
U.S.A. -- This may sound like a jest, but it never is when it comes to the programmed media. It's all serious. They're either testing the waters, setting precedents, confusing the populace and distracting with disinfo, or planting and reinforcing ideas. For example ... nearly two in three Americans think Obama is better suited than Republican rival Mitt Romney to deal with an alien invasion, according to a survey released Wednesday. 36% of respondents said they were certain that UFO's exist. 11% were confident they had spotted a UFO, and 20% said they knew someone who claimed to have seen one.

(Jun 27 2012) - Mexican Drug Lord linked to 5.5 ton-cocaine bust
HOLLYWOOD -- Jose Serrano Segovia is one of Mexico’s wealthiest oligarchs. He owns Mexico’s biggest shipping line, whose fleets of cargo ships, trucks and planes bring goods from Central and South America into the U.S. He even owns a railroad, that goes all the way to Kansas City. And he is known as one Mexico’s biggest Drug Lords.

(Jun 27 2012) - Project 'SUNSHINE' and (the) Fallout (1954)
U.S.A. -- Project SUNSHINE definitely takes the prize for "most intentionally-misleading title of a government program." The goal of SUNSHINE was to figure out what the impact radioactive fallout from American nuclear testing was on the world population. The initial study was started in 1953, and involved checking biological material for the the radioactive fission product Strontium-90, with an attempt to correlate Sr-90 levels with various known nuclear test series. Not exactly what you think of when you hear the term "sunshine," eh?

(Jun 26 2012) - Security Report: Massive Cyber Attack In Progress In the USA ...
U.S.A. -- Leading cyber security firm McAfee has issued a startling breaking news report that indicates the U.S., European and Latin American financial systems are under a massive financial attacks that have digitally siphoned some $2.5 billion from thousands of accounts from various financial institutions. According to McAfee, the attacks are ongoing and international law enforcement agencies are currently working to shut them down ...

(Jun 26 2012) - Russian nuclear bombers test U.S. air defenses ...
ALASKA -- Russian strategic nuclear bombers threatened U.S. airspace near Alaska earlier this month and F-15 jets responded by intercepting the aircraft taking part in large-scale arctic war games, according to defense officials. The Russian war games began the same day President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a frosty summit meeting in Mexico June 18. U.S. officials said the arctic exercises over the Russian Far East and Pacific appeared to be a further sign of Russia’s hardening posture toward the United States.

(Jun 25 2012) - New World Order Blueprint Leake
WORLD -- A leaked copy of the investment chapter for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was made public. This copy was analyzed by Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch and has been verified as authentic. This agreement has been negotiated IN SECRET for 2-1/2 years and no information has ever been released until this leak. So why have the details of this negotiation been so secret?

(Jun 20 2012) - Internet blackout looms for 300K DNSChanger-infected computers
WASH D.C. -- Less than three weeks before the deadline for taking clean DNSChanger servers offline for good hundreds of thousands of computers still are using the servers for DNS queries and face the risk of being cut off from the Internet July 9. The situation is the result of a click-jack scheme to redirect Web traffic that was shut down by the FBI in November.

(Jun 20 2012) - Washington's 5 worst arguments for Keeping Secrets from you
WASH D.C. -- The government's vast secrecy bureaucracy does two things with great frequency. The first, of course, is keeping secrets. The second is devising elaborate reasons why you can't know what those secrets are. It's hardly a secret that the government overclassifies basic information about what it does. What often gets overlooked is that the reasons it cites are often absurd.

(Jun 19 2012) - The Central Intelligence Agency's 9/11 File
WASH D.C. -- The National Security Archive today is posting over 100 recently released CIA documents relating to September 11, Osama bin Laden, and U.S. counterterrorism operations. The newly-declassified records, which the Archive obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, are referred to in footnotes to the 9/11 Commission Report and present an unprecedented public resource for information about September 11. The collection includes rarely released CIA emails, raw intelligence cables, analytical summaries, high-level briefing materials, and comprehensive counterterrorism reports that are usually withheld from the public because of their sensitivity.

(Jun 16 2012) - You for Sale: Mapping, and Sharing, the Consumer Genome
ARKANSAS -- IT knows who you are. It knows where you live. It knows what you do. It peers deeper into American life than the F.B.I. or the I.R.S., or those prying digital eyes at Facebook and Google. If you are an American adult, the odds are that it knows things like your age, race, sex, weight, height, marital status, education level, politics, buying habits, household health worries, vacation dreams - and on and on.

(Jun 16 2012) - When the power grid goes down ...
U.S.A. -- A lot of people believe they are becoming "power independent" by installing grid-tie solar systems, but what many don't realize is that virtually all such systems are designed to actively go offline when the power grid goes offline. In other words, if the power grid goes offline, your entire grid-tie solar array becomes instantly useless and you can't power a laptop computer even if you have $100,000 worth of solar panels sitting on your roof. In a grid-tie system, they all are instantly shut off.

(Jun 15 2012) - WHAT FACEBOOK KNOWS
WORLD -- If Facebook were a country, a conceit that founder Mark Zuckerberg has entertained in public, its 900 million members would make it the third largest in the world. It would far outstrip any regime past or present in how intimately it records the lives of its citizens. Private conversations, family photos, and records of road trips, births, marriages, and deaths all stream into the company's servers and lodge there. Facebook has collected the most extensive data set ever assembled on human social behavior. Some of your personal information is probably part of it.

(Jun 15 2012) - Intel Chips Prone to Hacks - 64-bit OSs Deemed Vulnerable
U.S.A. -- Intel CPUs are prone to hacker attacks after a vulnerability in the way they implement the SYSRET instruction was discovered in their x86-64 extension. The vulnerability could allow hackers to execute code with kernel privileges while in a non-administrator account, or to gain control of a host operating system after escaping a virtual machine. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a security advisory in which it thoroughly details the vulnerability.

(Jun 14 2012) - The Strange Case of Phil Schneider
U.S.A. -- Why do people tell us things we never wanted to know, showed us things that will haunt us for life ? This is where the issue of Phil Schneider comes in. He is a UFO whistleblower who spent his short life saying what was, when he said it, seemed outlandish. We are now putting so many of his 30 year old technologies into use, so many are now public or at least to the advanced defense community that more and more of us accept all of it.

(Jun 12 2012) - DoD Current and Future U.S. Drone Activities Map
U.S.A. -- The following map depicts the approximate locations of current and planned Department of Defense unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activities inside the U.S. The locations, service branches, and types of UAS flown were obtained from several publicly released DoD presentations. If you are aware of other DoD drone activities in the U.S. not listed below, please let us know.

(Jun 12 2012) - U.S. to pay 'Selected' foreign journalists to cover State Dept
WASH D.C. -- U.S. taxpayers soon will pay for hotel rooms, flights, and even the TV production costs of foreign journalists covering the Department of State. The purported goal of the endeavor is to communicate and promote U.S. policies and "American values." The new project comes at a time when State separately is attempting to buy, produce, and disseminate its own media broadcasts, establishing a paid 24/7 "news" service with contractor assistance (see Obama Assembling de facto Propaganda Ministry; U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor, May 6, 2012).

(Jun 12 2012) - Taliban Patsy Sentenced to Life for Dealing CIA Heroin
AFGHANISTAN -- Fall guy Haji Bagcho was sentenced to life in prison today for trafficking heroin in Afghanistan. U.S. officialdom characterized Bagcho as "one of the largest heroin traffickers in the world and who used proceeds of his drug sales to support the Taliban insurgency," according to the Washington Post.

(Jun 11 2012) - U.S. cities embrace software to auto-detect suspicious behavior
CALIFORNIA -- San Francisco is set to become the latest U.S. city to invest in software, created by Texas-based BRS Labs, that monitors and memorizes movements as they are captured on security cameras. The software, AISight, watches footage in real-time and - like a human would - learns to understand, detect, and report "suspicious or abnormal behavior." What exactly is defined as suspicious or abnormal behavior? That appears to depend on the environment in which AISight is operating.

(Jun 11 2012) - Smart meters are 'massive surveillance' technology
EUROPE -- The European Data Protection Supervisor has warned that smart meters are a significant privacy threat and wants limits on the retention and use of customer data before it's too late. The EDPS is an independent authority figure tasked with identifying where EU policies might represent a risk to privacy. He reckons next-generation meters, which precisely monitor electricity use within homes, are a very likely candidate unless his concerns are addressed ahead of time.

(Jun 06 2012) - E-Harmony is hacked; 1.5 million passwords stolen
U.S.A. -- EHarmony, the popular online dating site, was the target of a password hacking attack that resulted in 1.5 million stolen passwords, most of which have been cracked. The attack is believed to be by the same hacker who stole 6.5 million passwords from LinkedIn, the career-oriented social network. The hacker posted two lists containing the 8 million passwords on the website insidepro.com, on which the user goes by the name of "dwdm."

(Jun 06 2012) - Retired Russian colonel convicted of spying for US
MOSCOW -- A Moscow court has convicted a retired colonel from Russia's counterintelligence agency of spying on behalf of the United States and sentenced him to 18 years in prison. District Military Court spokeswoman Irina Zhirnova said it convicted Valery Mikhailov on Wednesday of passing state secrets to representatives of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

(Jun 06 2012) - Russian hacker nabs 6.5 million 'LinkedIn' passwords
RUSSIA -- A user in a Russian forum is claiming to have hacked LinkedIn to the tune of almost 6.5 million account details. The user uploaded 6,458,020 hashed passwords, but no usernames. It's not clear if they managed to download the usernames, but it's likely that both have been downloaded.There is a possibility that this could be a hoax, but several people have said on Twitter that they found their real LinkedIn passwords as hashes on the list. Many of the hashes include "linkedin," which seems to add credence to the claims.

(Jun 03 2012) - LIST : Worst Companies at Protecting User Privacy
WORLD -- We're living our lives more and more in the online environment. Eventually, we end up giving a lot of our personal data, whether we're talking about a social network account, email service or a national carrier. Our conversations are being wire-tapped, our online surfing is being stored. Which are the companies that fight for our rights when the government wants to know more? Who protects our privacy?

(Jun 02 2012) - Western banks 'reaping billions from Colombian cocaine trade'
COLOMBIA -- The vast profits made from drug production and trafficking are overwhelmingly reaped in rich "consuming" countries - principally across Europe and in the US - rather than war-torn "producing" nations such as Colombia and Mexico, new research has revealed. And its authors claim that financial regulators in the west are reluctant to go after western banks in pursuit of the massive amount of drug money being laundered through their systems.

(Jun 02 2012) - Physicist: HAARP Manipulates Time
BRAZIL -- A brilliant physicist published a revolutionary paper citing 30 other scientific papers that reveal HAARP has incredible powers far beyond what most investigators of the high frequency energy technology suspect. Dr. Fran De Aquino asserts a fully functional HAARP network, activated globally, can not only affect weather and geophysical events, but influence space and gravity ... even time itself!

(Jun 01 2012) - Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran
WASH D.C. -- From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran's main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America's first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program ... {Obama} repeatedly expressed concerns that any American acknowledgment that it was using cyberweapons - even under the most careful and limited circumstances - could enable other countries, terrorists or hackers to justify their own attacks.

(May 29 2012) - Turning your computer into a BIG BROTHER snitch
WORLD -- Computers, however, were believed to be secure from these kinds of backdoors, and the majority of computer users believe their PC's are protected from such intrusive technologies once they install virus and malware protection software. However, a new virus identified (Flame) by leading digital security firm Kaspersky Lab, is reportedly capable of not only embedding itself onto computer systems without being identified by traditional anti-virus applications, but able to execute total surveillance and monitoring that includes turning on your camera and microphone, copying your data, and recording emails and chat conversations.

(May 28 2012) - Russia Builds FEMA Camps For Americans ... ???
ALASKA -- "The Obama Administration is reportedly giving away Wrangell, Bennett, Jeannette and Henrietta islands in Alaska to Russia. The Federal government drew the line to put these seven Alaskan islands on the Russian side ..." Alaska is filled with detention camp facilities and closed military bases like Fort Greeley that can also be used similarly, including America's largest known detention facility reportedly able to hold up to one million hapless Americans or more, under martial law. This huge detention facility flies joint American and RUSSIAN flags ...

(May 27 2012) - Four Horsemen, CIA & the Colombian Coca Express
COLOMBIA -- The two were busy shipping cocaine through CIA agent John Hull's Costa Rican ranch. They fled Colombia after ordering the assassination of Colombian Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara Bonilla and found refuge in CIA employee Noriega's Panama, where that same year Nicaraguan contra godfather and Mossadegh coup master Vernon Walters was meeting secretly with Colombian President Julio Turbay to launch a top-secret US military base on the Colombian island of San Andres. The Caribbean island quickly became a major smuggling route for Colombian cartel cocaine.

(May 26 2012) - Don't want the gov't spying on you - don't say these words
U.S.A. -- The DHS has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S. The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'. Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats.

(May 25 2012) - Mass Gov't Surveillance Dragnet Goes Into Overdrive
U.S.A. -- As if the government were not engaging in enough surveillance of law abiding Americans already, two major developments just ensured that the snooping will increase exponentially. Firstly, the FBI is about to launch a huge new surveillance unit that will have the ability to monitor all internet and wireless communications, including internet Skype conversations. The incredibly Orwellian titled Domestic Communications Assistance Center, will "assist" local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in spying on the American people.

(May 23 2012) - Afghan Heroin Myths and Facts Recapped & Simplified ...
AFGHANISTAN -- Yesterday I wrote a piece on the real lords of Afghan poppies and heroin operations. I am thankful to all your supportive feedback. Of course not all feedbacks were positive, and I truly understand and accept that. Here is my Afghan Heroin piece recapped and adjusted for the loyal establishment and mainstream followers to accommodate their comprehension capabilities ...

(May 23 2012) - ... gunfire expected in US Special Forces mock battle today
TAMPA -- Residents and those working in and around Harbor Island today can expect to encounter road closures and loud noise from explosions and gunfire. It's an inconvenience but nothing to be worried about. It's all part of a military mock battle demonstration organized by U.S. Special Operations Forces ... (which) Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Jordan, Norway, Poland, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates are all participating in the demonstration.

(May 22 2012) - FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit
VIRGINA -- The FBI has recently formed a secretive surveillance unit with an ambitious goal: to invent technology that will let police more readily eavesdrop on Internet and wireless communications. The establishment of the Quantico, Va.-based unit, which is also staffed by agents from the U.S. Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Agency, is a response to technological developments that FBI officials believe outpace law enforcement's ability to listen in on private communications.

(May 22 2012) - CNN: DID SOMEONE ELSE DO LOCKERBIE ???
SCOTLAND -- On 22 May 2012, CNN asks: did someone else bomb Pan Am 103 ? CNN's Nic Robertson says about the Lockerbie case: "There are forensic inconsistencies. "There are so many holes in the evidence. There are serious questions that have not been answered. "According to my Jordanian source, the Jordanians had an agent inside the cell that operated inside Germany. The agent was the bomb maker. "He made five bombs to go in transistor radios but informed his handlers that one was missing.

(May 18 2012) - "Hollywood Head" Was Drug Cartel 'Concierge'
HOLLYWOOD -- The decapitated head found in a plastic bag on a hiking trail in the shadow of the Hollywood Sign four months ago belonged to a man known to local authorities as the former 'concierge' in Los Angeles for the now-defunct Cali drug cartel, the Mad Cow MorningNews has learned exclusively.

(May 18 2012) - GPS loss kicked off fatal drone crash
SOUTH KOREA -- Hopes that a new breed of commercial drones can be easily integrated into civilian airspace have been dashed after it was revealed that the loss of the technology likely to make it all possible - automatic GPS navigation between waypoints - led to a fatal accident last week. The news comes after the maker of a surveillance drone that crashed into its control truck in Incheon, South Korea on 10 May ...

(May 18 2012) - FBI Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit Intro to Sovereign Citizens
U.S.A. -- Sovereign citizens are known to travel the country conducting training seminars on debt elimination schemes. The seminars focus on obtaining funds from a secret "Strawman" account using legitimate IRS forms, UCC forms, and fraudulent financial documents. Sovereign citizens believe once the documentation is filed, they gain access to their "Strawman" account with the Treasury Department. The purpose of this primer is to assist law enforcement in the identification of sovereign citizen extremist activity to prevent, detect, and/or deter acts associated with sovereign citizen criminal activity.

(May 17 2012) - Anonymous: 'We have access to every classified database in the US'
CANADA -- Businesses have suggested it. The government has all but confirmed it. And according to one alleged member, they both might very well be right. A hacker tied to Anonymous says the loose-knit collective may be the most powerful organization on Earth. "The entire world right now is run by information," Chris Doyon tells Postmedia News from an undisclosed location in Canada.

(May 15 2012) - Pakistan Shuts Its Border; Pentagon Shuts Its Mouth
PAKISTAN -- For nearly six months, Pakistan has closed its ground shipping routes to convoys resupplying the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. Getting those resupply routes open is preoccupying U.S. military officers and diplomats as they haggle, sweet-talk, beg and cajole their Pakistani counterparts, since alternative shipping routes are vastly more expensive. Exactly how expensive, the Pentagon won't say ...

(May 15 2012) - Major purge of US puppets in Japan continuing behind the scenes
JAPAN -- The top US criminal corporate government representative in Japan, Edward Nye, will no longer be welcome in Asia following the release of new information about his links to the March 11, 2011 nuclear and tsunami terror attack on Japan. He is believed to be the author of a February, 2000 CIA report on the Japanese energy sector that stated the following ...

(May 11 2012) - Industrial spies can have some common behavior, says FBI
U.S.A. -- Industrial spies inside U.S. corporations that threaten the economy and possibly national security exhibit some common traits while they're stealing information that can expose them, according to the FBI. The agency said in its experience, industrial spies selling corporate secrets overseas often exhibit certain behaviors that co-workers could have picked up on ahead of time, possibly preventing the information breaches.

(May 11 2012) - Visualizing the (Nuclear) Stockpile(s)
WORLD -- On paper it's just a number. Or a lot of numbers, if you're talking about it historically. Or even more numbers, if you're concerned with things like delivery platforms, megatonnage, or megadeaths, what have you. It's easy to make visual sense of one or two bombs. A few hundred is still within the realm of sensible representation. But thousands?

(May 09 2012) - ANALYSIS :CAN A SATELLITE READ YOUR THOUGHTS ?
U.S.A. -- In 1978, Robert C. Beck released an article in relation to the brain and the ability to entrain it to ELF radio waves. I have read portions of this story in other articles and never paid much attention to it. My main issue was that in every interpretation of it there appeared implausible statements that lacked scientific credibility. I happened to come upon the original article this week and had the opportunity to evaluate the material first-hand. I must say, I was impressed to say the least.

(May 08 2012) - The San Diego DEA's Dirty Secret
CALIFORNIA -- If the San Diego DEA is looking for suspects with more than a little bit of coke dust sticking to their lapels or a few marijuana seeds in a car ashtray, we'd like to help ... So, here are a few leads to major local drug trafficking targets that might be worth strapping on the Kevlar vests.

(May 08 2012) - Interpol to crack down on cyber crime
TEL AVIV -- The president of the global police network Interpol says fighting cyber crime is a top priority this year. Interpol is holding its conference in Israel for the first time. Khoo Boon Hui told a conference of 49 European member states on Tuesday that online crime is increasing and crossing borders.

(May 08 2012) - DNA-Destroying Chip Being Embedded Into Mobile Phones
NEW MEXICO -- According to Dr. Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, terahertz (THz) waves destroy human DNA. The waves literally unzip the helix strand. Now a team of technologists at UT Dallas are planning to take chips broadcasting THz waves and embed them into mobile phones for use as an imaging system for consumers, law enforcement and medical personnel ... a potentially deadly technology that could eventually kill or sicken millions of people.

(May 06 2012) - White Hats Report #41 - Truth That Dared To Speak Its Name
BRITAIN -- On the 16th of February, 2012, in the House of Lords, one courageous man, akin to Churchill attempting alone to warn of the Nazis threat to peace, Lord James of Blackheath, showed the vision, integrity, and fortitude to stand up, be counted, and expose to the House of Lords, the stark evidence of Global Fraud, which he so eloquently stated "there may have been a massive piece of money-laundering committed by a major Government who should know better."

(May 06 2012) - The US Military Wants To 'Microchip' Troops
U.S.A. -- DARPA is at it again. This time, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced plans to create nanochips for monitoring troops health on the battlefield. Kate Knibbs at Mobiledia reports the sensors are targeted at preventing illness and disease, the two causes of most troops medical evacuations. What seems like a simple way of cutting costs and increasing efficiency has some people concerned that this is the first step in a "computer chips for all" scenario.

(May 05 2012) - Masters Of The World: HAARP Wars
WORLD -- Tesla discovered ways to modify the weather, create earthquakes, and develop a 'Death Ray' more powerful than the hydrogen bomb ... a deadly radiowave weapon so powerful Tesla claimed it could wipe entire armies from the face of the globe. Some insist HAARP is that and much more. And now the evidence that weaponized HAARP complexes are being built by the USA, Russia, and China in remote regions across the world has surfaced. Get ready for the HAARP Wars ...

(May 04 2012) - DHS Knows an Economic Collapse Is Coming
U.S.A. -- The following notes are from Private Investigator, Douglas Hagmann, who has a confidential contact within Department of Homeland Security. Doug writes, "Here are the notes I took during the early morning conversation I had with my DHS source 'Rosebud.' People need to understand that our own government KNOWS what is coming and is not only NOT telling the American people, but (they are) preparing for the worst."

(May 03 2012) - Leaked Army doc outlines plan for re-education camps in the U.S.
U.S.A. -- A leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the DoD contains shocking plans for "political activists" to be pacified by "PSYOP officers" into developing an "appreciation of U.S. policies" while detained in prison camps inside the United States. The document, entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations was originally released on a restricted basis to the DoD in Feb. 2010, but has now been made public. The manual outlines policies for processing detainees into internment camps both globally and inside the United States.

(May 02 2012) - Restricted U.S. Army Internment and Resettlement Operations Manual
U.S.A. -- This manual continues the evolution of the Internment & Resettlement function to support the changing nature of OEs. In light of persistent armed conflict and social turmoil throughout the world, the effects on populations remain a compelling issue. The world population will increase from 6 billion to 9 billion in the next two decades, with 95 percent of the growth occurring in the developing world. By 2030, 60 percent of the world's population will live in urban areas. Coexisting demographically and ethnically, diverse societies will aggressively compete for limited resources.

(May 01 2012) - FCC Report on Google WiFi Spying
U.S.A. -- Between May 2007 and May 2010, as part of its Street View project, Google Inc. collected data from Wi-Fi networks throughout the U.S. and around the world. The purpose of Google's Wi-Fi data collection initiative was to capture info about Wi-Fi networks that the Company could use to help establish users' locations and provide location-based services. But Google also collected "payload" data - the content of Internet communications - that was not needed for its location database project. This payload data included e-mail and text messages, passwords, Internet usage history, and other highly sensitive personal information.

Population and the American Future : The Report of The Commission on Population Growth and the American Future

(Apr 30 2012) - 90 percent of 'secure' HTTPS sites are vulnerable, study finds
U.S.A. -- One of the basic security checks when conducting an online transaction to make sure the front of the URL reads "HTTPS," which indicates that the site uses Secure Sockets Layer encryption. But up to 90 percent of those sites, including at least several at U.S. government agencies, are vulnerable to attack, according to a new survey.

(Apr 29 2012) - Clues put FBI informant at the apex of Fast & Furious Scandal
U.S.A. -- A top enforcer for the Sinaloa drug organization and his army of assassins in Juarez, Mexico - responsible for a surge in violence in that city that has led to thousands of deaths in recent years - may well have been supplied hundreds, if not thousands, of weapons through an ill-fated US law-enforcement operation known as Fast and Furious. That enforcer, Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, was arrested by Mexican police in February this year and is now the subject of a 14-count US indictment unsealed in late April in San Antonio, Texas ...

(Apr 26 2012) - DHS Forwarding Federal Internet Data To Israel and India
U.S.A. -- DHS documents reveal the programs set up in the wake of 9/11 are being used to forward federal network internet traffic to Israel and India without any oversight. A privacy compliance review of the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity systems has led to some stunning revelations about the framework that US is currently using which Congress plans on integrating with the private companies under new cybersecurity legislation.

(Apr 24 2012) - Is there a drone in your neighbourhood ???
U.S.A. -- Is there a drone in your neighbourhood ??? Rise of spy planes exposed after FAA is forced to reveal 63 launch sites across U.S. Unmanned spy planes are being launched from locations in 20 states and owners include the military and universities The unmanned planes - some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects - are being launched from locations in 20 states. Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations, enforcement agencies and border patrol teams, according to the Federal Aviation Authority.

(Apr 22 2012) - We Do Not Live In a Free Country
U.S.A. -- Democracy Now recently released a 4 part series, complete with numerous whistleblowers including former 30 year NSA employee William Binney, that documented government surveillance of everyday citizens as well as journalists inside the United States. Binney was a major source for a piece in Wired Magazine by journalist James Bamford which documents the huge new NSA spy compound currently being built in Utah.

(Apr 19 2012) - Could a microwave save your electronics during an EMP attack ?
U.S.A. -- An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a wave of energy that follows nuclear detonations and threatens to fry your personal electronics. Could something already in your abode save your electronics from an early demise? Let's answer this question as we look at the nature of electromagnetic pulses and if your microwave could prevent damage from an energy attack.

(Apr 19 2012) - Debunking CIA's Mind Controlling Myths
U.S.A. -- The CIA's secret policy of mind control and collective brainwashing is connected to its history of illegal covert operations inside the United States to direct the course of America's political life. In addition, the CIA has a decades-long policy of spreading disinformation in the media, concealing the truth, and creating false historical narratives to justify its evil existence. As a result, the CIA has a near-total psychological grip on the American mind. It is an occupation of consciousness.

(Apr 19 2012) - Ex-ICE intelligence chief charged with embezzlement
WASH D.C. -- A former intelligence chief for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is accused of embezzling more than $180,000 stemming from a travel voucher fraud and kickback scheme that has defrauded the government of more than $500,000. James M. Woosley, 48, faces one count of conversion of public money, or embezzlement, according to a charging document filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington. Prosecutors also are seeking a judgment of $183,125.

(Apr 18 2012) - Secret Service DoD Sexual Entrapment by CU/VZ
HONEY POT -- Odd that Cuba and/or Venezuela have not openly been accused of orchestrating the Secret Service/DOD Cartagena sexual honey pot -- an entrapment long employed by spy services against the US and its allies, as well as by the US and its allies. Neither CU nor VZ took part in the Cartagena conference where the US failed to get approval for continued Cuba sanctions considered by Latin Americans to be US-Monroe Doctrine abusive.

(Apr 17 2012) - House Intel Chair: Google Secretly Backs CISPA
WASH D.C. -- After Google played a central role rallying the public against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) claims that Google is secretly supporting the bill many are calling "SOPA 2." "They've been helpful and supportive of trying to find the right language in the bill," Rogers said of Google...

(Apr 16 2012) - Feds to take control of domestic Natural Gas production
WASH D.C. -- While Americans focused their attention on the Colombian controversy involving U.S. Secret Service agents, prostitutes and excessive drinking, President Obama quietly signed his latest Presidential Executive Order. The Supporting Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources Executive Order seeks to create what amounts to a Presidential super committee that will oversee the regulation and development of the 'unconventional' natural gas industry for the purpose of ensuring a long-term natural gas supply for the United States, as well as to do so in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

(Apr 15 2012) - Web freedom faces greatest threat ever ...
U.S.A. -- The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. In an interview with the Guardian, Brin warned there were "very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world". "I am more worried than I have been in the past," he said. "It's scary."

(Apr 13 2012) - Biometrics may thwart spy missions
WORLD -- With many national governments and businesses such as airports and hotels moving toward e-passports and biometric identification, CIA agents and other country covert ops may have problems moving around the world under assumed identities, reports Gizmodo. Before 9/11, undercover agents could easily use multiple false passports when moving around a foreign country. Today, with the introduction of biometrics, if an agent has to undergo biometric scans upon entry of a foreign country, he is tied to the the identity on the passport.

(Apr 13 2012) - RFK's daughter nearly meets tragic fate at Drug-War checkpoint
MEXICO -- A squad of heavily armed Mexican soldiers this past weekend accosted Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, while she and her 14-year-old daughter were traveling in southwestern Mexico to attend Easter Sunday mass. The incident played out in the Mexican state of Guerrero, near the city of Acapulco, at a time when the Mexican military is under increasing scrutiny for human rights violations related to its role in the war on drugs.

(Apr 13 2012) - Narco-Banker: The Allen Stanford Story
U.S.A. -- With his recent conviction on 13 counts of money laundering-ensuring that a man who once lived in a $57 million mansion with a moat will be doing his entertaining behind bars for a very long time-the Allen Stanford scandal would seem to be all but over. But Allen Stanford's Ponzi scandal is ending before the most important question about the scandal has even been asked ...

(Apr 12 2012) - Inside the secret world of America's top eavesdropping spies
U.S.A. -- Officially, the Special Collection Service doesn't exist. Unofficially, its snoops travel the world intercepting private messages and cracking high-tech encryptions ... Soon, Congress will begin drafting legislation reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which serves as the legal framework for domestic espionage against external threats. And while FISA doesn't affect spy activities overseas, the attention it generates will shift scrutiny to the National Security Agency and its growing and astonishing capabilities.

(Apr 11 2012) - End of Windows XP support era signals beginning of security nightmare
WORLD -- Microsoft's recent announcement that it will end support for the Windows XP operating system in two years signals the end of an era for the company, and potentially the beginning of a nightmare for everyone else. When Microsoft cuts the cord on XP in two years it will effectively leave millions of existing Windows-based computers vulnerable to continued and undeterred cyberattacks, many of which hold the potential to find their way into consumer, enterprise and even industrial systems running the latest software.

(Apr 09 2012) - New Microchip knows where you are, Indoors & Out
U.S.A. -- Broadcom has just rolled out a chip for smart phones that promises to indicate location ultra-precisely, possibly within a few centimeters, vertically and horizontally, indoors and out. The unprecedented accuracy of the Broadcom 4752 chip results from the sheer breadth of sensors from which it can process information. It can receive signals from global navigation satellites, cell-phone towers, and Wi-Fi hot spots, and also input from gyroscopes, accelerometers, step counters, and altimeters.

(Apr 07 2012) - White Hats Report #39 - WHITE HATS CALLS THEIR BLUFF
U.S.A. -- To make it clear the Michael Herzog -- is the portfolio manager of the Davidson Kempner Euro Investment Fund. This again is the same man who assisted Bush Senior, Jeb Bush, Bush Junior, Mitt Romney and other co-conspirators in stealing funds from Edward Falcone and has been involved in other criminal activities.

(Apr 05 2012) - Drone use in the U.S. raises privacy concerns
U.S.A. -- Unmanned aerial vehicles, a key weapon in the hunt for terrorists overseas, are coming to America. In February, President Barack Obama signed a bill that opens U.S. airspace to thousands of these unmanned aircraft. The drones come in just about any size you want - as large as a passenger plane - or as small as a hummingbird. "There's no stopping this technology," said Peter Singer, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and perhaps the country's foremost authority on drones. "Anybody who thinks they can put this genie back in the box - that's silliness."

(Apr 05 2012) - Chinese websites 'defaced in Anonymous attack'
CHINA -- The Anonymous hacking group claims to have defaced almost 500 websites in China. Targets hit in the mass defacement included government sites, its official agencies, trade groups and many others. A message put on the hacked sites said the attack was carried out to protest against the Chinese government's strict control of its citizens.

(Apr 04 2012) - DHS Purchases Bullet Resistant Checkpoint Booths ???
U.S.A. -- The Department of Homeland Security has made news in the past few weeks with the revelations that they have purchased up to 650 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point ammunition. Now, despite ignoring requests as to why they need that much ammo, they have moved forward and purchased an unknown amount of bullet resistant booths to possibly be stationed at unannounced checkpoints throughout the country. A press release from the company that supplied the booths bragged about the sale.

(Apr 03 2012) - Shady Companies with ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA
UTAH -- Despite the post-9/11 warrantless wiretapping of Americans, the NSA says that citizens should trust it not to abuse its growing power and that it takes the Constitution and the nation's privacy laws seriously. But one of the agency's biggest secrets is just how careless it is with that ocean of very private and very personal communications, much of it to and from Americans. Increasingly, obscure and questionable contractors - not government employees - install the taps, run the agency's eavesdropping infrastructure, and do the listening and analysis.

(Apr 02 2012) - Arizona Passes Sweeping Internet Censorship Bill
ARIZONA -- The state legislature of Arizona has passed a bill that vastly broadens telephone harassment laws and applies them to the Internet and other means of electronic communication. The law, which is being pushed under the guise of an anti-bullying campaign, would mean that anything communicated or published online that was deemed to be "offensive" by the state, including editorials, illustrations, and even satire could be criminally punished.

(Apr 01 2012) - Communicate if your Gov't shuts off your Internet
WORLD -- Scenario : Your government is displeased with the communication going on in your location and pulls the plug on your internet access, most likely by telling the major ISPs to turn off service. This is what happened in Egypt Jan. 25 prompted by citizen protests, with sources estimating that the Egyptian government cut off approximately 88 percent of the country's internet access. What do you do without internet? Step 1: Stop crying in the corner. Then start taking steps to reconnect with your network. Here's a list of things you can do to keep the communication flowing ...

(Apr 01 2012) - Internet activity 'to be monitored' under new laws
U.K. -- Ministers are preparing a major expansion of the Government's powers to monitor the email exchanges and website visits of every person in the UK, it was reported today. Under legislation expected in next month's Queen's Speech, internet companies will be instructed to install hardware enabling GCHQ - the Government's electronic "listening" agency - to examine "on demand" any phone call made, text message and email sent, and website accessed in "real time", The Sunday Times reported.

(Mar 30 2012) - All U.S. Electronics From China Could Be Infected
U.S.A. -- Well, it's been pretty obviuos for a while now that China's been hacking into some of America's most important businesses and government agencies and stealing reams of data. We've heard countless reports about Pentagon info being stolen orabout critical data on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter being plucked from defense contractors networks - with China being the main suspect.

(Mar 29 2012) - UK Queen Accused of Drug Trafficking
U.K. -- A part of the fortune of the Queen of England comes from drug trafficking. Britain's financial regulator has fined the British queen's bank for money laundering failures as a French presidential candidate has said part of the queen's fortune "comes from drug trafficking." The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has fined the British queen's bank, Coutts Bank, 8.75 million pounds for failing to carry out correct checks on "politically exposed persons" and prevent money laundering.

(Mar 28 2012) - Read the FBI Memo: Agents Can 'Suspend the Law'
U.S.A. -- The FBI once taught its agents that they can "bend or suspend the law" as they wiretap suspects. But the bureau says it didn't really mean it, and has now removed the document from its counterterrorism training curriculum, calling it an "imprecise" instruction. Which is a good thing, national security attorneys say, because the FBI's contention that it can twist the law in pursuit of suspected terrorists is just wrong.

(Mar 26 2012) - 8,131,012 is the most Terrifying U.S. Patent ever Issued
U.S.A. -- Imagine that one day some poor sucker was acting weird because he appeared that he had too much to drink and stumbled into a city square with his briefcase in tow. In reality he was just lost and exhausted. Imagine a computer that observes this individual via a security camera monitoring system used Artificial Intelligence to acquire and observe him. Imagine the computer uploading photographs to the NSA database, receiving information back profiling the individual and because he was a CCW owner, the computer determined using it's programming that this person was a threat.

(Mar 22 2012) - DoJ Online Investigative Principles for Federal Law Enforcement Agents
U.S.A. -- The following guide to principles used in online investigations conducted by federal law enforcement agents was authored by a special working group convened by the Department of Justice in 1999. The working group included members of the FBI, Treasury, Secret Service, IRS, ATF, Air Force and even NASA who worked to create a standard guide for federal agents engaged in online criminal investigations.

(Mar 21 2012) - Allen Stanford, American Drug Lord
TEXAS -- Missing from coverage of the conviction two weeks ago of Texas "financier" Allen Stanford for running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme was any mention of Stanford's long-time role as an authentic - if no longer certified - American Drug Lord. "Sir" Allen (the title was bought) is an excellent example of a curiously under-publicized species: the American Drug Lord. (The U.S. D.E.A. claims the species doesn't even exist; it may be they have their own reasons.)

(Mar 19 2012) - Gun-tracking operation caught top suspect, then let him go
WASH D.C. -- Federal agents stopped the main target of the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious in May 2010. After they questioned him, he disappeared back into Mexico, and the program went on to spiral out of control. Seven months after federal agents began the ill-fated Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation, they stumbled upon their main suspect in a remote Arizona outpost on the Mexican border, driving an old BMW with 74 rounds of ammunition and nine cellphones hidden inside.

(Mar 15 2012) - CIA Chief: We'll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher
U.S.A. -- More and more personal and household devices are connecting to the internet, from your television to your car navigation systems to your light switches. CIA Director David Petraeus cannot wait to spy on you through them. Earlier this month, Petraeus mused about the emergence of an "Internet of Things" - that is, wired devices - at a summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA's venture capital firm. "'Transformational' is an overused word, but I do believe it properly applies to these technologies," Petraeus enthused, "particularly to their effect on clandestine tradecraft."

(Mar 15 2012) - The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center
U.S.A. -- The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah's Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It's the heart of Mormon country, where religious pioneers first arrived more than 160 years ago. They came to escape the rest of the world, to understand the mysterious words sent down from their god as revealed on buried golden plates, and to practice what has become known as "the principle," marriage to multiple wives.

(Mar 15 2012) - American ISPs to launch massive copyright spying scheme on July 12
U.S.A. -- If you download potentially copyrighted software, videos or music, your Internet service provider (ISP) has been watching, and they're coming for you. Specifically, they're coming for you on Thursday, July 12. That's the date when the nation's largest ISPs will all voluntarily implement a new anti-piracy plan that will engage network operators in the largest digital spying scheme in history, and see some users' bandwidth completely cut off until they sign an agreement saying they will not download copyrighted materials.

(Mar 13 2012) - Killing Drug Cartel Bosses Isn't Working, Says Top U.S. General
MEXICO -- Mexico's "decapitation" strategy of capturing or killing high-value drug cartel leaders with the help of U.S. advisers has a certain merit to it. After all, cartel bosses are seriously bad dudes who corrupt, bribe, kidnap and kill their way to power across swathes of territory across our border. The problem, according to the chief of U.S. military forces in North America, is that the strategy isn't working.

(Mar 13 2012) - Heroin harvest: NATO losing Afghan war on drugs
AFGHAN -- The western military bloc couldn't persuade Afghan farmers to grow wheat instead of opium poppy, says Russia's Federal Drug Control Service. Viktor Ivanov, Federal Drug Control Service Director, gave NATO a failing grade in its efforts to wean Afghan farmers away from poppy in favor of wheat production. "A standard example is the distribution of bags full of wheat by US and NATO troops in exchange for promises not to grow opium poppy," Ivanov explained at the 55th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna on Monday. "However, in most cases Afghan farmers gladly take the wheat and continue cultivating opium poppy, which brings them superprofits."

(Mar 12 2012) - U.S. funded Afghan Air Force allegedly smuggling drugs & weapons
U.S.A. -- The U.S. is investigating allegations that some officials in the Afghan Air Force, which was established largely with American funds, have been using aircraft to ferry narcotics and illegal weapons around the country, American officials told The Wall Street Journal.Two probes of the Afghan Air Force, or AAF, are under way-one led by the U.S. military coalition and another by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, officials said.

(Mar 10 2012) - Drug War-Related Homicides in US average at least 1,100 a yr
U.S.A. -- The number of people murdered in the drug war inside the United States between 2006 and 2010 exceeds the US-troop death toll in the Iraq War since it was launched in 2003, according to a Narco News analysis of FBI crime statistics. The US drug-war homicide tally also is nearly three times greater than the number of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan since the first shots were fired in that war in 2001, the Narco News analysis shows.

(Mar 10 2012) - U.S. military unveils 'Active Denial' heat ray weapon
U.S.A. -- A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere - this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week. "You're not gonna see it, you're not gonna hear it, you're not gonna smell it: you're gonna feel it," explained US Marine Colonel Tracy Taffola, director the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, Marine Corps Base Quantico, at a demonstration for members of the media.

(Mar 08 2012) - Afghan Air Force: Flying Drug Mules That Fuel Civil War
AFGHANISTAN -- They're not just illiterates who occasionally kill their American mentors. Afghanistan's military also ferries drugs across the country in its U.S.-purchased aircraft. At a cost of nearly $2 billion for two years' worth of building the Afghan Air Force, the U.S. inadvertently purchased a more convenient mechanism for trafficking opium and weapons than Afghanistan's drug lords were previously using. But it actually gets worse than that. The aerial trade in guns and drugs through the Afghan Air Force appears to be financing the rearmament of private militias hedging against the country's implosion after the U.S. leaves.

(Mar 07 2012) - Bill would create partnership between NSA & U.S. corporations
U.S.A. -- Speaking at a policy debate Wednesday at The Heritage Foundation, a representative of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) warned that a bill currently being considered by the House Select Committee on Intelligence would intertwine the (NSA) with corporate America, exposing vast amounts of private civilian data to unprecedented levels of monitoring, all in the name of "cybersecurity." H.R. 3523, introduced last year by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), purports to help safeguard American corporations from espionage and cyber crime by allowing the NSA and other federal spy agencies to work directly with large corporate players, funneling them classified information on threat assessments to enable companies to defend themselves.

(Mar 07 2012) - Solar storm headed toward Earth may disrupt power
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An impressive solar flare is heading toward Earth and could disrupt power grids, satellite navigating systems and airplane flights. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center said the sun erupted Tuesday evening and the effects should start smacking Earth late Wednesday night, close to midnight EST (0500 GMT). They say it is the biggest in five years and growing.

(Mar 06 2012) - FBI won't cut off your Internet for another 4 months
U.S.A. -- All those computer users whose Internet access was about to be cut off by the FBI can breathe a bit easier. Late yesterday (March 5), federal Judge Denise Cote granted the federal government another 120 days to keep running several Domain Name System servers that were keeping hundreds of thousands, and possibly millions, of infected computers online. The servers had been due to be shut off this coming Thursday, March 8, after the previous 120-day mandate given in the original protective order had run out. The new deadline is July 9.

(Mar 02 2012) - Hackers seized control of NASA computers
U.S.A. -- Hackers targeting sensitive NASA computers have gained access to employee credentials & taken control of systems at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, among other things, a federal report says. The space agency's inspector general, Paul K. Martin, cited one case involving hackers with IP addresses in China. In that case, intruders gained "full system access" to change or delete sensitive files & user accounts for "mission-critical" systems at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he said in a report issued this week. "In other words, the attackers had full functional control over these networks."

(Mar 02 2012) - Japan invents speech-jamming gun that silences people mid-sentence
TOKYO -- Japanese researchers have invented a speech-jamming gadget that painlessly forces people into silence. Kazutaka Kurihara of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and Koji Tsukada of Ochanomizu University, developed a portable "SpeechJammer" gun that can silence people more than 30 meters away. The device works by recording its target's speech then firing their words back at them with a 0.2-second delay, which affects the brain's cognitive processes and causes speakers to stutter before silencing them completely.

(Mar 01 2012) - New thinking cap technologies that control weaponry a step closer
BRITAIN -- New technologies that tap into the brain and allow weapons to one day be fired through mind control could soon become a reality, British scientists claim. Researchers believe that new "thinking caps", could help provide super-human strength, highly enhanced concentration or thought-controlled weaponry. A British ethics group is investigating the ethical dilemmas posed by inventions that interfere with the brain's inner workings.

(Feb 29 2012) - FEMA National Responder "Support Camps" Contract(s)
U.S.A. -- The following contract solicitation and accompanying material was posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website between February 10 - 24, 2012. The contract concerns the construction of a temporary camp anywhere in the continental United States (CONUS) within 72 hours in a disaster-impacted area or "any other situation where FEMA or an agency working through FEMA needs a RSC" to host up to 2,000 responders and emergency staff as well as displaced citizens.

(Feb 29 2012) - The TSA Is Coming To a Highway Near You
U.S.A. -- (Forbes) In the dead of night, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) administratively reclassified airport security screeners as Transportation Security Officers. The TSA then moved to administratively upgrade TSOs uniforms to resemble those of a federal law enforcement officer. They further completed the makeover with metal law enforcement badges. Not surprisingly, government bureaucrats at the TSA left out one crucial component during the artificial makeover - actual federal law enforcement training as is required of Federal Air Marshalls.

(Feb 29 2012) - NSA's New Power Grab and New Legislation
WASH D.C. -- Well, we saw this one coming a mile away. Last week, in talking about the current fight in the Senate over the new cybersecurity legislation that's making the rounds, we noted that the behind-the-scenes story appeared to be that the NSA was going to make a power play to try to get responsibility for cybersecurity handed to it, rather than Homeland Security. Over the last few days, it's become clear that's exactly what's going on. While neither the NSA nor DHS inspire much confidence when it comes to heading up cybersecurity, the NSA plan is really crazy. It's expected that Senator McCain will be introducing legislation shortly that would give cybersecurity responsibility to the NSA.

(Feb 27 2012) - White Hats Report #37 - America Demands Its $15 Trillion Dollars Back
U.S.A. -- If you have been following the news, The White Hats have called for Leadership in America to stand up and be counted. In fact, we would have expected our current President to stand up for America. We only asked for one person to stand up for America, for 308 millions Americans, the ole' girl in the New York harbor, the tattered ole' flag and the fine men and women that serve or have served our Country proudly - just one person that has the Heart of a Lion, willing to walk with a genuine swagger and the intestinal fortitude to deal with very corrupt people and very corrupt situations.

(Feb 27 2012) - Treasury Secretary 'Geithner' arrested, questioned & released
NEW YORK -- As predicted, the collapse of the Satan worshipping financial mafia is accelerating. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was detained for questioning by New York police on February 24th and was released after giving evidence about many high level financial criminals, according to New York police sources. "In most cases we have to slap people to get them to talk but in his case we had to slap him to shut him up," one of the interrogators joked. Geithner has been released but is accompanied at all times by an armed deputy to make sure he does not leave the country.

(Feb 27 2012) - DHS pays to scour internet for criticism of its policies
U.S.A. -- The Department of Homeland Security has been paying a defense contractor $11.4 million to monitor social media websites and other Internet communications to find criticisms of the department's policies and actions. A government watchdog organization, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, obtained hundreds of documents from DHS through the Freedom of Information Act and found details of the arrangement with General Dynamics. The company was contracted to monitor the Web for "reports that reflect adversely on DHS," including sub-agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

(Feb 26 2012) - The culture & mindset of FEMA & Emergency Responders
U.S.A. -- I recently had the privilege to interview a highly credible inside source who has worked in the emergency response field for many years. He has been to dozens of trainings over the years. As an insider, he has been to many FEMA training centers, and has access to highly classified information. What my anonymous source shared with me about the culture and mindset of the emergency responder community was very alarming.

(Feb 24 2012) - Windows 8: Millions of PCs Will Get Kill Switches for the First Time
U.S.A. -- With the rollout of the Windows 8 operating system expected later this year, millions of desktop and laptop PCs will get kill switches for the first time. Microsoft (MSFT) hasn't spoken publicly about its reasons for including this capability in Windows 8 beyond a cryptic warning that it might be compelled to use it for legal or security reasons. The feature was publicized in a widely cited Computerworld article in December ...

(Feb 24 2012) - DHS Media Monitoring Desktop Reference Manual
U.S.A. -- The following manual for the Department of Homeland Security's Media Monitoring Capability was reportedly obtained by EPIC via a FOIA request. The manual has been slightly redacted by DHS to remove names and contact information and the URL of the Network Operations Center Media Monitoring Capability reporting website. This website has been listed in three of the four publicly available manuals as an example of a website monitored by DHS.

(Feb 24 2012) - Forcing Defendant to Decrypt Hard Drive Is Unconstitutional ...
CALIFORNIA -- Forcing a criminal suspect to decrypt hard drives so their contents can be used by prosecutors is a breach of the Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. It was the nation's first appellate court to issue such a finding. And the outcome comes a day after a different federal appeals court refused to entertain an appeal from another defendant ordered by a lower federal court to decrypt a hard drive by month's end.

(Feb 23 2012) - DHS signs cyber security agreement with the Netherlands
WASH D.C. -- U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten agreed to coordinate a number of cyber security initiatives in a letter of intent signed on Feb. 22. The letter of intent focuses efforts by both countries to build cooperative cyber security initiatives to promote a safe, secure and resilient cyber environment, said DHS in a Feb. 22 statement.

(Feb 23 2012) - FBI organizes almost all terror plots in the US
U.S.A. -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation employs upwards of 15,000 undercover agents today, ten times what they had on the roster back in 1975. If you think that's a few spies too many - spies earning as much as $100,000 per assignment - one doesn't have to go too deep into their track record to see their accomplishments. Those agents are responsible for an overwhelming amount of terrorist stings that have stopped major domestic catastrophes in the vein of 9/11 from happening on American soil. Another thing those agents are responsible for, however, is plotting those very schemes.

(Feb 21 2012) - The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom
UNITED NATIONS -- On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet. Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year's end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is to establish "international control over the Internet" through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a treaty-based organization under U.N. auspices.

(Feb 20 2012) - White Hats Report #36 - The Shot Heard Round The World
U.S.A. -- We know there are no Patriots in Washington D.C., and if by some chance there is one, they have not come forward and they have not been found. We are talking John Wayne types that have broad shoulders and a swagger in their walk ... someone that commands respect for the truth they speak ... someone that dares another man to knock the chip off of their shoulder ... just before they place a piece of lead in the offender for reasons of Treason.

(Feb 20 2012) - FTC hacked by Anonymous
U.S.A. -- Several websites belonging to the Federal Trade Commission were allegedly knocked offline on Friday by cyber activist group Anonymous. Anonymous, in a post to the site Pastebin, said that the action was taken in protest to the international treaty,The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

(Feb 18 2012) - Phone and email records to be stored in new spy plan
U.K. -- Landline and mobile phone companies and broadband providers will be ordered to store the data for a year and make it available to the security services under the scheme. The databases would not record the contents of calls, texts or emails but the numbers or email addresses of who they are sent and received by. For the first time, the security services will have widespread access to information about who has been communicating with each other on social networking sites such as Facebook.

(Feb 18 2012) - FOIA request shows which printer companies cooperated with US Gov't
U.S.A. -- "The U.S. Secret Service responded to a FOIA request on Monday that reveals the names of the printer companies that cooperate with the government to identify and track potential counterfeiters. The Electronic Frontier Foundation revealed in 2005 that the U.S. Secret Service was in cahoots with selected laser printer companies to identify and track printer paper using tiny microscopic dots encoded into the paper. The tiny, yellow dots - less than a millimeter each - are printed in a pattern over each page and are only viewable with a blue light, a magnifying glass or a microscope ..."

(Feb 17 2012) - Production of Afghan heroin jumps by 61% : UN
AFGHANISTAN -- Opium production by Afghan farmers rose between 2001 and 2011 from just 185 tons to a staggering 5,800 tons. Last year, levels increased by 61 percent, with more than 90 percent of heroin found on British streets being traced back to opiates cultivated in Afghanistan, according to UN figures. The UN figures make grim reading for those who backed the invasion of Afghanistan. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said in 2001 that a significant reason for deployment of foreign forces to Afghanistan was to curtail a flourishing heroin trade.

(Feb 17 2012) - Microchip Implant Gives Medication On Command
U.S.A. -- For people who face frequent needle jabs to treat chronic conditions, a new technology is on the horizon that might make treatment a lot less painful. Researchers report that a new wirelessly controlled microchip, implanted under the skin, can safely and reliably give osteoporosis patients the daily dose of a drug that they need for at least 20 days in a row ... Also, a unique ID number is required to establish connection with each individual chip, decreasing the ease of hacking.

(Feb 17 2012) - Elite Think Tanks, Neuroscience, and Military Mind Wars
UNITED KINGDOM -- The elite UK think-tank, The Royal Society, which has openly admitted to studying how to play God with the climate, has kicked off a new program that reveals another level of control entirely: the human brain. The Brain Waves project is divided into four modules, each tasked with studying the impact of developments in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnology.

(Feb 15 2012) - Nuclear Truckers: Warheads on 18 Wheels | Maps & More
U.S.A. -- At first the mysterious big rig resembles a commercial gas tanker, but the cab is pristine-looking and there's a simple blue-on-white license plate: US GOVERNMENT. It blows by too quickly to determine whether it's part of the little-known US fleet tasked with transporting some of the most sensitive cargo in existence.

(Feb 14 2012) - Darpa's Magic Plan: 'Battlefield Illusions' to Mess With Enemy Minds
U.S.A. -- Arthur C. Clarke once famously quipped that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." So perhaps it was inevitable that the Pentagon's extreme technology arm would eventually start acting like magicians - and try to create illusions on the front lines. In its new budget, unveiled on Monday, Darpa introduced a new $4 million investigation into technologies that will "manage the adversary's sensory perception" in order to "confuse, delay, inhibit, or misdirect [his] actions." Darpa calls the project "Battlefield Illusion." Of course.

(Feb 13 2012) - Bill provokes privacy fears
CANADA -- Police will get much easier access to the web-surfing habits and personal information of all Canadians if a new law - expected to be introduced in the House of Commons next week - passes. Privacy watchdogs caution if the so-called Lawful Access law is passed, it would give police access to webbrowsing history and sensitive personal information, and would grant greater permission to track the cellular phones of suspects - much of it without the requirement of a warrant.

(Feb 11 2012) - FBI to blackout Trojan-infected servers on March 8
WORLD -- Personal computers infected with a Trojan that tries to redirect their browsers to malicious sites may be cut off from the Internet on March 8, an information technology site said. The FBI will unplug on March 8 the Domain Name System servers it set up to replace rogue DNS servers that sent victims to malicious sites. A report on Infoworld said the removal of this temporary fix may affect "a substantial number" of users, as half of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies are infected with the malware.

(Feb 10 2012) - Anonymous Hits CIA Website
U.S.A. -- The hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have taken the CIA's website down this afternoon ... "CIA Tango down," a member of Anonymous said on @YourAnonNews, a Twitter feed used by the group. "Tango down" is an expression used by the US Special Forces when they have eliminated an enemy. A CIA spokesman had no immediate comment.

(Feb 10 2012) - FEMA Doc And NDAA Could Bring Martial Law Crackdown
U.S.A. -- In September I wrote a piece titled The Fascist Takeover of the United States. It was my assessment that the current economic meltdown was no accident. It was a devious, meticulously calculated plot to sink the United States and the world to its knees, to bring about the long planned new world order dreamt about by the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers. It wasn't rocket science to figure out. All you had to do was look at the facts of the crisis and then examine the recourse taken by the Federal Reserve.

(Feb 09 2012) - Congress OKs 30,000 flying drones to spy on us
WASH D.C. -- (NaturalNews) It's the most benign thing in the world. In fact, it's a concept whose time has come and it will only help protect us and keep us safe. Naturally, there's nothing to worry about because there won't be any abuse of the technology. After all, spy drones are already being used around the U.S.; what's the problem with adding tens of thousands more?

(Feb 08 2012) - World's Pyramids Beaming Energy To Mysterious Space Cloud
WORLD -- Although NASA covered up the strange photon cloud that's now enveloped the solar system, the word has leaked out from some scientists. And now, as the ominous cloud approaches it's affecting the sun and planets in measurable ways. Amazingly, as the bizarre energy invades our space, some of the world's most famous pyramids are generating intense energy.

(Feb 07 2012) - The DHS Defends Globalism, Not America
WASH D.C. -- The Department Of Homeland Security is the very epitome of unnecessary bureaucracy. Its formation was predicated on the existence of terrorist threats, many of which the U.S. government and orbiting alphabet agencies either created through acts of war, or fabricated out of thin air. Its policies of centralization were sold to the public as necessary to prevent systemic "miscommunications" that never actually took place.

(Feb 06 2012) - The Army Wants You ... to Be a Virtual Lab Rat
U.S.A. -- American soldiers already prep for war using virtual worlds. One day, the Army hopes, you'll join the GIs in a military-approved digital realm. But if you're thinking Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - think again. The Army's not looking to train civilians in the ways of war-fighting. Instead, they want a platform that can offer more robust testing for behavioral theories. For example, how a community is apt to react during a crisis, or how and why certain social networks end up coalescing while others fall apart.

(Feb 04 2012) - Big brother now spies on journalists ...
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) What began as a simple program to address safety and security issues at the 2010 Winter Olympics has become a massive online spying operation targeted at journalists and writers. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s Media Monitoring Initiative (MMI) has been expanded to collect and track information from online forums, blogs, public websites, message boards, and social networking sites, as well as gather "personally identifiable information" (PII) on journalists and media writers.

(Feb 03 2012) - DARPA "IMPLANTS" Keep Stress Levels in Check ???
D.o.D. -- We live in an extremely stressful society these days, as everything needs to be instant, and to deliver less than expected is deemed by some to be a major failure. Well, the Department of Defense's research agency is looking out for a new kind of body sensors, that when implanted into their soldiers, such sensors are capable of checking out the stress level of that particular person at all times. I can just imagine how the future would be like if this goes through ...

(Feb 03 2012) - FBI : Internet privacy is now considered suspicious activity
U.S.A. -- When you use the Internet in a public place, do you prefer to have as much privacy as possible? Well, that makes you a potential terrorist. According to the FBI, Internet privacy is now considered to be suspicious activity. If you are out in public and you attempt to keep snoopers from peeking at your computer screen, then according to the FBI they should gather as much information about you as they can and they should report you to the authorities immediately.

(Feb 03 2012) - Hackers intercept FBI, U.K. police call
LONDON -- A sensitive conference call between FBI and British police's cybercrime investigators was recorded by the very people they were trying to catch, officials and hackers said Friday. Hacking collective Anonymous published a roughly 15-minute-long recording of a conference call apparently devoted to tracking and prosecuting members of the loosely-knit group.

(Feb 02 2012) - Hollywood Head was Mexican Drug Cartel Hit
HOLLYWOOD -- A Border War cover-up in the Hollywood Hills : It was a murder mystery made for Hollywood, as well as made in Hollywood. Two weeks ago, on a hiking trail in the shadow of the iconic Hollywood Sign, a decapitated human head was found in a plastic bag. It was a moment many have dreaded, when the Drug War raging in Mexico and along the U.S.-Mexican Border finally spilled over into Anytown USA.

(Feb 01 2012) - Germany intelligence agency criticized for spying on lawmakers
GERMANY -- Twenty years ago, a reunified Germany opened the archives of the East German secret police, the dreaded Stasi, to the public. Thousands of Germans were horrified to learn that their friends and neighbors had been spying on them for the repressive East German government. Now, Germans are once again dismayed by their country's intelligence service.

(Feb 01 2012) - NATO Troops Disguise Themselves as Civilians in Afghanistan
AFGHANISTAN -- A dirty and deadly secret of the war in Afghanistan is that some of the so-called Taliban attacks on civilians have really been attacks aimed at NATO forces who drive unmarked civilian vehicles and wear "nonstandard uniforms," which is Pentagon-speak for civilian clothes. This NATO practice violates the rules of war, which mandate that military forces clearly distinguish their personnel from the civilian population. The consequences of this and other NATO policies are evident every day as NGOs and civilians are increasingly being considered legitimate targets. The blurring of the distinction between belligerents and civilians has tainted the statistics of the United Nations, which has been attempting to distinguish between military and civilian casualties.

(Jan 29 2012) - New-borns stay under close watch using RFID technology
GREECE -- The Basque National Health System has launched a neonatal security system designed to monitor and protect new-born infants using RFID technology. When a pregnant woman is admitted to hospital, she is provided a tag with a unique identification which can be read in all the maternity zones. When the baby is born, an RFID tag specially designed for the new born is fitted to its ankle

(Jan 29 2012) - Directed Energy Weapons Used On American Citizens in Tests
U.S.A. -- In the dawn of 2012, many Americans, still left in the dark and unawakened to the fact that their omnipotent government and floundering leaders in Washington would have anything less than the peoples best interest at heart, will now face one of their biggest fears. Factions within the U.S. Government's Military Industrial Complex have been, and indeed are testing Direct Energy Weapons, along with chemical, nuclear and biological agents on the civilian populace.

(Jan 27 2012) - Copyright Industry Calls For Broad Search Engine Censorship
UNITED KINGDOM -- At a behind-closed-doors meeting facilitated by the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport, copyright holders have handed out a list of demands to Google, Bing and Yahoo. To curb the growing piracy problem, Hollywood and the major music labels want the search engines to de-list popular filesharing sites such as The Pirate Bay, and give higher ranking to authorized sites.

(Jan 27 2012) - ACTA: The Corporate Usurpation of the Internet
TOKYO -- In the wake of a public outcry against internet regulation bills such as SOPA and PIPA, representatives of the EU have signed a new and far more threatening legislation yesterday in Tokyo. Spearheaded by the governments of the United States and Japan and constructed largely in the absence of public awareness, the measures of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) dramatically alter current international legal framework, while introducing the first substantial processes of global internet governance. With complete contempt towards the democratic process ...

(Jan 27 2012) - Is Hawaii becoming a surveillance state ?
HAWAII -- (NaturalNews) It is becoming increasingly obvious, and highly embarrassing, that many members of the US Congress have absolutely no idea what the Constitution says, or how the justice system works. Rep. John Mizuno (D-Hawaii) recently introduced a bill that intends to keep a log of every website visited by every person using the internet in Hawaii in order to target internet harassment, in direct defiance of the Fourth Amendment.

(Jan 27 2012) - White Hats Report #35 - Romney Camp Dung-Founded
U.S.A. -- This report is one of a series that exposes theft, deceit, tax evasion, and bribery of public officials. It questions a Presidential candidate (Mitt Romney) who would associate with such people, much less take money from them. This money was then hidden offshore to evade taxes in a conspiracy with ruthless criminals, having known full well the true Beneficial Owner of the funds was being cheated of his income at every turn. These actions bring consequences.

(Jan 26 2012) - FBI Seeks Data-Mining App for Social Media
U.S.A. -- The FBI has become the latest federal agency interested in mining social media for intelligence information. The agency is looking for ideas for developing a social media application that can search for significant data from social networking activity to be used for intelligence purposes, according to a request for information (RFI) posted on FedBizOpps.gov.

(Jan 25 2012) - BLOOD TESTS : Poisoned by Geoengineering / Chemtrail Toxins
MOHAVE COUNTY -- Al Di Cicco, a Mohave County resident who has been tracking, studying, analyzing, and protesting governmental geoengineering operations, has just received his blood test results back from the lab. The blood tests concluded that Cicco has elevated aluminum, strontium, and barium levels in his bloodstream. Cicco also mentioned that he has subsequent liver damage linked to the covert geoengineering operations in progress over the Arizona skies .

(Jan 24 2012) - Federal court hears debate over bio weapons research facility
CALIFORNIA -- The battle over a biological weapons research facility in California rages on. Earlier this month opponents of the bioweapons research center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory argued before a federal appeals court that government officials failed to heed a 2006 court ruling and recklessly went ahead with the research facility without considering terrorist threats.

(Jan 23 2012) - Judge Orders Defendant to Decrypt Laptop
COLORADO -- A judge on Monday ordered a Colorado woman to decrypt her laptop computer so prosecutors can use the files against her in a criminal case. The defendant, accused of bank fraud, had unsuccessfully argued that being forced to do so violates the Fifth Amendment's protection against compelled self-incrimination ... the judge ordered Fricosu to surrender an unencrypted hard drive by Feb. 21.

(Jan 23 2012) - Secret gov't regime change in Asia nears ...
KOREA -- The Year of the Dragon officially starts today in the lunar calendar and the battle over control of the global financial system and therefore the future of the planet Earth is proceeding well for the White Dragon Society and its allies. In Asia, the regime change in North Korea has now resulted in concrete dialogue over reunification of the Korean peninsula and possibly even a union between a united Korea and Japan.

(Jan 22 2012) - Project STAR GATE return on investment huge for Americans
U.S.A. -- As we look for ways to make more intelligent choices about defense expenditures and trim wasteful and inefficient spending, the joint-service and joint-agency funding of Project STAR GATE might serve as an example of obtaining tremendous return on investment from defense dollars. From the initial research phases to implementation of operational activities, several code names were given to this secret project on human consciousness. It was begun the mid-1970s and continued through the mid-1990s.

(Jan 20 2012) - Monsanto Patents and Chemtrails
U.S.A. -- While I might assume a particular position on an issue, that position is subject to change when new or more relevant information becomes available. Remember the sorghum aluminum resistance patent that we thought was created by Monsanto to counter the effects of excess aluminum found in the soil after heavy chemtrailing? Well, it turns out that we were partially right.

(Jan 18 2012) - White Hats Report #34 - NUKING THE OUTHOUSE !
LONDON -- The White Hats and Ed Falcone have been in London all this week meeting daily with key parties interfacing with the House of Lords and UK Agencies. Multiple agendas are in play at the highest levels. The White Hats are using the U.K. arena to commence their work due to the total control that the Dark Cabal ... Bushes, Clintons, Obamas and all of their Minions ... has had in the United States, including the American Main Stream Media.

(Jan 17 2012) - Living brains implanted with electronic chips ...
ISRAEL -- Faulty parts of living brains have been replaced by electronic chips, in an astonishing and controversial scientific breakthrough. It's a move that has been anticipated many times in science fiction, with creatures such as The Terminator, a 'cyborg' hybrid of flesh and machinery. But now, researchers at Tel Aviv University have successfully created circuits that can replace motor functions - such as blinking - and implanted them into brains.

(Jan 17 2012) - The Old World Order wants to surrender, but ...
WORLD -- The negotiations on a new financial system for the planet are proceeding well but due to the complexity of the situation, it will take time before any public announcements are possible, according to sources close to the negotiations. The current "owners" of the Federal Reserve Board System and the Wash D.C. corporate government are hoping to offer enough reforms that they can stay in power.

(Jan 16 2012) - White Hats Report #33 - DUNG IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN
UNITED KINGDOM -- The White Hats have not disappeared and we did not take time for the holidays. Instead, we went underground, deeper into the world of the Cabal and some of us have just surfaced. As you will soon be able to ascertain through the media, we have been quietly helping things be put in place to finally see the exposure of most all the dirty and inept politicians, experts, agencies, etc.

(Jan 16 2012) - Hackers attack two Israeli websites
Jerusalem -- The websites of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and of El Al, the Israeli airline, were brought down Monday morning by an apparent hacking attack. An internet hacker who calls himself Ox Omar sent an e-mail to the Jerusalem Post Monday in which he claims that together with a hacking group calling themselves "Nightmare" that the websites of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and that of El Al would be brought down.

(Jan 16 2012) - Fast & Furious : One Among Many Similar Drug-War(s)
U.S.A. -- Ever since ATF’s Fast and Furious gun-running operation was catapulted into the national spotlight in early 2011, the focus has been on the politics influencing the police work and the manipulations behind intelligence operations, with little to no attention paid to the dysfunction of the drug-war bureaucracy. A report released by the US Government Accountability Office in June 2009, some three months before Operation Fast and Furious was even launched, underscores that dysfunction in succinct detail.

(Jan 15 2012) - The Mexico drug war: Bodies for billions
MEXICO -- There are kingpins with names like the Engineer, head-chopping hit men, dirty cops and double-dealing politicians. And, of course, there are users -- millions of them. But the Mexican drug war, at its core, is about two numbers: 48,000 and 39 billion. Over the past five years, nearly 48,000 people have been killed in suspected drug-related violence in Mexico, the country's federal attorney general announced this month.

(Jan 15 2012) - Zappos Gets Hacked Big Time
U.S.A. -- Twenty-four million Zappos customers are getting an unpleasant Sunday-evening surprise. The Amazon-owned e-commerce firm has revealed that it was the target of a cyber attack that gained access to its internal network, including the accounts of 24 million of its users. Though the company says that no complete credit card numbers were revealed in the breach, the intruders may have accessed customers' names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, addresses, the last four digits of their credit card numbers, and encrypted passwords.

(Jan 14 2012) - 'Anonymous' posts media moguls' information online
U.S.A. -- In protest of a pending anti-piracy measure currently before the U.S. Congress, the hacker group "Anonymous" has posted personal information about two of the most powerful men in media, Time Warner Chief Executive Jeffrey L. Bewkes and Sumner M. Redstone, head of Viacom and CBS. In an action it calls "Operation Hiroshima", the "hacktivist" group has declared all-out war on the media and government figures it holds responsible for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA),

(Jan 13 2012) - Malware attacks (D.o.D.'s) smart cards
U.S.A. -- A variant of malware called Sykipot is circulating that purportedly enables it to hijack U.S. Defense Department Common Access Cards and Windows smart cards, according to Alien Vault Labs. This variant, which appears to have been put together in March 2011, has been seen in dozens of attack samples from the past year. The attackers use a spear phishing campaign to get their targets to open a PDF attachment which then deposits the Sykipot malware onto their machine. Then, unlike previous strains, the malware uses a keylogger to steal PINs for the cards.

(Jan 12 2012) - Military Networks 'Not Defensible,' Says General Who Defends Them
U.S.A. -- The Defense Department's networks, as currently configured, are "not defensible," according to the general in charge of protecting those networks. And if there's a major electronic attack on this country, there may not be much he and his men can legally do to stop it in advance. Gen. Keith Alexander, head of both the secretive National Security Agency and the military's new U.S. Cyber Command, has tens of thousands of hackers, cryptologists, and system administrators serving under him. But at the moment, their ability to protect the Defense Department's information infrastructure - let alone the broader civilian internet - is limited. The Pentagon's patchwork quilt of 15,000 different networks is too haphazard to safeguard.

(Jan 12 2012) - Another ATF weapons operation comes under scrutiny
WASH D.C. -- In the late summer of 2010, the ATF agent leading the failed Fast and Furious gun-smuggling operation in Arizona flew to Mexico City to help coordinate cross-border investigations of U.S. weapons used by Mexican drug cartels. Hope A. MacAllister wanted access to police and military vaults for American weapons recovered by Mexican authorities in raids and at crime scenes. She especially was interested in firearms from another ATF investigation, code-named WHITE GUN, that she was running.

(Jan 10 2012) - How to Disappear Completely (From the Internet)
INTERNET -- If you've ever used the Internet, you have an online identity. Maybe it's slight: a Hotmail account here, a comment on a news story there. Or maybe you've been more prolific, leaving a trail of usernames, accounts, messages, and profiles across the digital landscape. In any case, an active internet user owes it to himself to do a bit of self-Googling. What you'll find will be both enlightening and humbling - even worrying.

(Jan 09 2012) - DEA helped Colombian drug trafficker launder cash ...
MEXICO -- Undercover agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, working with their Mexican counterparts, helped transfer millions of dollars in drug cash and even escorted a shipment of cocaine via Dallas to Spain. The covert activities were undertaken as part of an operation to infiltrate and prosecute a major Colombian-Mexican narco-trafficking organization moving cocaine from Colombia to Mexico and the United States. The undercover operation, detailed in Mexican government documents obtained by the New York Times ...

(Jan 08 2012) - Leaked Memo Says Apple Provides Backdoor To Governments
INDIA -- "In a tweet early this morning, cybersecurity researcher Christopher Soghoian pointed to an internal memo of India's Military Intelligence that has been liberated by hackers and posted on the Net. The memo suggests that, "in exchange for the Indian market presence" mobile device manufacturers, including RIM, Nokia, and Apple (collectively defined in the document as "RINOA") have agreed to provide backdoor access on their devices.

(Jan 06 2012) - After U.S. Military visit, Mexico deploys 8,000 troops to Texas border
TEXAS BORDER -- Two weeks after a U.S. Military convoy was seen in the northern Mexican city of Matamoros, the local head of Mexico's military police has been relieved of duty. After denying rumors that he was being relieved, Brigadier General David Mejia quietly stepped down and was transferred to another duty station due to a 'promotion' according the Matamoros Public Safety Office.

(Jan 05 2012) - Thailand Continues Massive Crackdown of Online Speech
THAILAND -- In Thailand, details of the most recent victim of lese majeste laws emerged this week, adding to a long year of crackdowns on free speech in the country. Alongside the news coverage, Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT) published new analyses demonstrating the magnitude of measures the Southeast Asian state has taken to block websites it deems politically offensive.

(Jan 03 2012) - Hackers Disclose Israelis' Credit Card Information
JERUSALEM -- Hackers claiming to be Saudis posted credit card information of thousands of Israelis on the Internet, credit card companies said Tuesday, in what appeared to be a politically motivated attack. An expert played down its scope. The Israeli Ynet news website said the hackers called the cyber attack a "gift to the world for the New Year" that they hoped "would hurt the Zionist pocket."

(Jan 02 2012) - New Nationwide FEMA Camps Should Raise Eyebrows
U.S.A. -- Of all the rumors flying around on the internet, one just refuses to die, and it concerns America's FEMA camps. In a nutshell, there seems to be a solicitation of bids occurring for the staffing of FEMA camps within 72 hours of implementation by an order from either Homeland Security or the president. This situation begs to be investigated, with special consideration paid to the motives of the present administration. I went to the source, the FedBizOpps.gov, and searched for the solicitation number HSFEHQ-10-R-0027, titled National Responder Support Camp.

(Dec 30 2011) - EM fields initiate the stress response ... within DNA
U.S.A. -- Our studies with cells have shown that 60Hz EM fields induce stress genes and stress response proteins in cells. The stress response is a protective mechanism induced by many potentially harmful environmental stimuli and characterized by the synthesis of specific proteins that assist the renaturation and transport of other proteins. Our studies suggest that EM fields initiate the stress response by interacting with electrons moving within DNA. We have identified a 900 base pair segment associated with the response to EM fields, that when removed eliminates the response, and when transfected into a reporter construct, causes the construct to become EM field responsive.

(Dec 30 2011) - Anonymous exposes 75,000 credit card numbers
U.S.A. -- "The time for talk is over," wrote Anonymous last night on Pastebin. "It's time to dump the full 75,000 names, addresses, CCs and md5 hashed passwords to every customer that has ever paid Stratfor. But that's not all: we're also dumping ~860,000 usernames, email addresses, and md5 hashed passwords for everyone who's ever registered on Stratfor's site ... Did you notice 50,000 of these email addresses are .mil and .gov?"

(Dec 29 2011) - How Your Privacy Will Be Invaded in 2012
U.S.A. -- In 2011, we watched as tech villains found creative new ways to violate our privacy. They misappropriated our social networking profiles, stalked us through our phones, and plucked secrets from our wifi networks. To help you better prepare for 2012's inevitable privacy attacks, we enumerate below the most worrisome threats you should monitor in the coming year.

(Dec 26 2011) - Major realignment of power taking place in Asia
JAPAN -- There has been a major change in the power balance in Asia during the past week or so following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, according to Asian intelligence sources. The biggest changes are happening in Japan where a series of arrests of bureaucrats, police officials and politicians has begun. One prominent casualty has been former Japanese Finance and Economy Minister Heizo Takenaka who has been arrested and is underground "vigorous questioning," according to Japanese military intelligence sources.

(Dec 24 2011) - Chemtrails Could Be Used in Blue Beam Type Operation
U.S.A. -- The fact stands that there are patents and military technologies available to project 3D holograms including light and sound onto a background composed of barium and strontium (the very components that make up chemtrails, or aerosol sprays typically used in stratospheric geoengineering applications). Yes, geoengineering/chemtrails are a reality - in fact there is a Presidential Budget kept basically secret from the civilian population of the United States, and yes plans for a staged ET/UFO invasion on the masses' could be the next trick up the secret sinister governments sleeve.

(Dec 22 2011) - Military to Designate U.S. Citizens as Enemy During Collapse
U.S.A. -- {It's been} discovered new FEMA documents that confirm information received from DoD sources that show military involvement in a FEMA-led takeover within the United States under partially-classified Continuity of Government (COG) plans. It involves not only operations for the relocation of COG personnel and key officials, population management, emergency communications and alerts but the designation of the American people as 'enemies' under a live military tracking system known as Blue Force Situational Awareness (BFSA)

(Dec 20 2011) - Bill Introduced to Create National Cybersecurity Authority
WASH D.C. -- Members of the House Homeland Security Committee introduced a cybersecurity bill on Thursday that would establish a quasi-governmental entity to oversee information-sharing with the private sector. Like the other cybersecurity bills offered by the House GOP, the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness (PrECISE Act) encourages private firms to share information on cyber threats but stops short of mandating new security standards for sectors deemed critical to national security.

(Dec 16 2011) - Illuminati Signal New Mind Control Technology
U.S.A. -- The Illuminati goal is to enslave us !!! Mind control is their chosen method !!! In case education and the media aren't enough ... "The announcement, in the mainstream media, of the "precursor" form of this technology is meant to prepare the population for what is yet to come: personality alteration, via thought-inducing technology."

(Dec 16 2011) - Iran Hacked GPS Signals To Capture U.S. Drone
U.S.A. -- Iran recently captured a CIA batwing stealth drone by spoofing the GPS signals it received, fooling the drone into thinking it was landing at its home base. The Christian Science Monitor, broke that news Thursday, after interviewing an Iranian engineer who's been reviewing the systems of the captured RQ-170 Sentinel drone, which was downed by Iranian forces on December 4 near Kashmar, which is about 140 miles inside northeast Iran.

(Dec 15 2011) - An Open Letter From Internet Engineers to the U.S. Congress
WASH D.C. -- Today, a group of 83 prominent Internet inventors and engineers sent an open letter to members of the United States Congress, stating their opposition to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills that are under consideration in the House and Senate respectively.

(Dec 13 2011) - Feds 75-Year-Old Fund & It's Dark History Exposed
NEW YORK -- After months of work, the video series on the Treasury's Exchange Stabilization Fund is finally finished! Why you should watch these five videos: It is impossible to understand the world today without knowing what the ESF is and what it has been doing. Officially in charge of defending the dollar, the ESF is the government agency which controls the New York Fed, runs the CIA's black budget, and is the architect of the world's monetary system (IMF, World Bank, etc). ESF financing (through the OSS and then the CIA) built up the worldwide propaganda network which has so badly distorted history today ...

(Dec 11 2011) - It was Obama who required the Indefinite Detainment of U.S. Citizens
WASH D.C. -- (VIDEO) Well now we know, for those who have been holding out "hope" that Obama will veto the 1031 Indefinite Detainment Bill against holding U.S. Citizens without rights to a trial or lawyer or charges for the rest of their lives ... It was Obama who required the bill have the language of U.S. Citizens being held without rights in the bill !!! The only reason he would veto it, is because it does not give him the absolute power as he wants !!! Obama wants absolute Dictatorial Powers and the Senate gave it to him ...

(Dec 10 2011) - Zambada Niebla Case Exposes US Drug War Quid Pro Quo
CHICAGO -- This drug war isn't about Dirty Harry taking on the street thugs for the benefit of family values. No, this drug war is far more a tale of "monarchs" and powerful "feudal lords" maneuvering on a chess board as they divide up the "kingdom" at the expense of the peasants, who for too long have believed what goes on behind the castle walls does not affect them - until it's too late, until the king's horsemen come for you and disappear your life for the benefit of securing their kingdom(s). Stay tuned ...

(Dec 10 2011) - How Kulture is Contrived
U.S.A. -- A pervasive, highly organized system diverts us from the truth and places us in a cultural limbo where very little is real. W. Eugene Groves was an idealistic young American who wanted to serve his country. After winning a Rhodes Scholarship, he was a shoo-in for the Presidency of the National Student's Association in 1966. But, confided the outgoing President Philip Sherburne, he needed to know something. The NSA was secretly funded by the CIA. Until this point, Groves had been an "unwitting" member, a dupe. But as President, of course he would have to know the truth. He would need to become a "witting" participant.

(Dec 09 2011) - Return of the Worm That Ate the Pentagon
WASH D.C. -- The attack of the Agent.btz worm, dubbed "the most serious breach of the U.S. military's classified computer systems," is getting another telling, this time in the Washington Post. The story adds new details about the intrusion - and reveals that some in the military wanted to use "offensive tools" to remove the malware on overseas and civilian networks. But the article still doesn't uncover anything that justifies the hyperbole that the government has used for this breach since it was first uncovered.

(Dec 08 2011) - Pictures of Romania's secret CIA prison
BUCHAREST -- In northern Bucharest, in a busy residential neighborhood minutes from the center of Romania's capital city, is a secret that the Romanian government has tried for years to protect. For years, the CIA used a government building - codenamed Bright Light as a makeshift prison for its most valuable detainees. There, it held al-Qaida operatives Khalid Sheik Mohammad, the mastermind of 9/11, and others in a basement prison before they were ultimately transferred to Guantanamo Bay in 2006, according to former U.S. intelligence officials familiar with the location and inner workings of the prison.

(Dec 08 2011) - CIA 'secret prison' found in Romania - media reports
BUCHAREST -- The CIA operated a secret prison in the Romanian capital Bucharest where terrorism suspects were interrogated, an investigation by the Associated Press and German media has found. Former CIA operatives identified the building where, they said, detainees were held and tortured.

(Dec 07 2011) - US Army New MOS - Securing Civilian Detainees
WASH D.C. -- Every soldier that enlists in the Army chooses a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Designated by a number and a letter, the 31E MOS now includes advanced responsibilities including command and control of prisoner of war and civilian internee camps. While the civilian designation likely applies to foreign nationals in their home countries, it reads more ominously now that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is getting nods from legislators as it makes its way through the Senate.

(Dec 05 2011) - Senate & Obama claiming the right to murder & imprison Americans
WASH D.C. -- The word is that the Pentagon, the agencies and the militias are on the brink of taking violent action against President Obama and the Senators who claimed the right to kill and/or indefinitely imprison Americans without trial. The criminal cabal in Washington D.C. and Wall Street may be able to pretend they are setting up a fascist/totalitarian dictatorship in the US for a while longer but no serious armed group is going to support them. The same is true in Europe were Freemason P2 lodgers and Bilderbergers will make a move towards fascist control this week ...

(Dec 03 2011) - D.E.A. Launders Mexican Profits of Drug Cartels
WASH D.C. -- Undercover American narcotics agents have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of Washington's expanding role in Mexico's fight against drug cartels, according to current and former federal law enforcement officials. They said agents had deposited the drug proceeds in accounts designated by traffickers, or in shell accounts set up by agents.

(Dec 02 2011) - Gene Patenting Causes People to Be Company-Owned ?
U.S.A. -- While science and technology continue to exceed new levels never before reached by humankind, the chance of the human race becoming more of a scientific research project increases along with it. Over the past 30 years, over 40,000 patents were created and accepted on genes alone. As these genes are acquired and patented, it is only a matter of time before large corporations own patents on a large number of human genes and tissues.

(Dec 01 2011) - Money Laundering Banks Fuel Mexican Drug Cartels
U.S.A. -- Money launderers for ruthless Mexican drug gangs have long had a formidable ally: international banks. Despite strict rules set by international regulatory bodies that require banks to "know their customer," make inquiries about the source of large deposits of cash and report suspicious activity, they have failed to do so in a number of high-profile cases and instead have allowed billions in dirty money to be laundered. And those who want to stop cartels from easily moving their money express concern that banks that are caught get off with a slap on the wrist.

(Nov 30 2011) - BUSTED! Secret app on millions of phones logs key taps
CALIFORNIA -- An Android app developer has published what he says is conclusive proof that millions of smartphones are secretly monitoring the key presses, geographic locations, and received messages of its users. In a YouTube video posted on Monday, Trevor Eckhart showed how software from a Silicon Valley company known as Carrier IQ recorded in real time the keys he pressed into a stock EVO handset, which he had reset to factory settings just prior to the demonstration.

(Nov 29 2011) - The Secret Revolution in North Dakota
NORTH DAKOTA -- North Dakota citizens may abolish property taxes, allowing them more control over gov't spending. Nearly 30,000 signatures were collected to place the people's initiative on the ballot in June, 2012 that would constitutionally abolish all property taxes in North Dakota. This landmark measure supports property rights, small gov't and freedom advocates around the country. If the initiative is successful, North Dakota will be the first state to abolish all property taxes ...

(Nov 29 2011) - Judge orders 100's of sites "de-indexed" from Google, Facebook
NEVADA -- After a series of one-sided hearings, luxury goods maker Chanel has won recent court orders against hundreds of websites trafficking in counterfeit luxury goods. A federal judge in Nevada has agreed that Chanel can seize the domain names in question and transfer them all to US-based registrar GoDaddy. The judge also ordered "all Internet search engines" and "all social media websites"-explicitly naming Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Bing, Yahoo, and Google—to "de-index" the domain names and to remove them from any search results.

(Nov 29 2011) - Hacking Scandal Widens to Government Secrets
LONDON -- Britain's hacking scandal was reported on Tuesday to have broadened significantly into areas of national security, with the police investigating whether private detectives working for the Murdoch media empire hacked into the computer of a cabinet minister responsible for Northern Ireland.

(Nov 28 2011) - TSA advisory group to hold public conference call on Dec. 15
U.S.A. -- TSA's aviation security advisory committee will hold a public meeting, via telephone conference call, on Dec 15, at which its members will hear presentations on risk-based screening, general aviation security & air cargo security, & form working groups for their future efforts. The conference call will take place between 1:00 - 3:30 PM (EST), and the final 30 minutes will be open for comments by members of the public.

(Nov 27 2011) - The Real Life CONTAGION Will Be Premeditated, And By Design
U.S.A. -- In Steven Soderbergh's most recent mega-budget Hollywood thriller "Contagion" the world population is threatened with annihilation by a new deadly strain of flu. This slick cinematic effort in predictive programming pulls out all the stops with its all-star cast which includes Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Kate Winslet. You see friends, the psychopaths within the Bio-tech military industrial complex just announced that they have weaponzied the bird flu. And they've made it unimaginably deadly. With the ability to kill 1 of every 2 people it infects ...

(Nov 25 2011) - Afghan opium production to expand after troops exit
AFGHANISTAN -- Insecurity in poppy growing regions in Afghanistan -- the world's leading producer of opium -- and the expectation among insurgents and farmers that the country will be under the full control of Afghan forces within years is driving production, ex-counter-narcotics minister General Khodaidad said. "With the coming exit strategy for 2014, the whole thing will be completely out of control. All the provinces will go more and more back to poppy," Khodaidad said at his Kabul house.

(Nov 24 2011) - Man-Made Super-Flu Could Kill Half Humanity
NETHERLANDS -- A virus with the potential to kill up to half the world's population has been made in a lab. Now academics and bioterrorism experts are arguing over whether to publish the recipe, and whether the research should have been done in the first place. The virus is an H5N1 bird flu strain which was genetically altered to become much more contagious. It was created by Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, who first presented his work to the public at an influenza conference in Malta in September.

(Nov 24 2011) - Was former DEA agent jailed for exposing ATF arms trafficking ?
U.S.A. -- Cele Castillo, a former DEA agent who blew the whistle on the CIA-backed arms-for-drugs trade used to prop up the 1980s Contra counter-insurgency in Nicaragua, is now sitting in a federal prison for what may well be another act of whistleblowing in this century. Before Castillo reported to the federal pen in July 2009, where he is now stuck until April 2012, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons records, he shared with this reporter a series of revelations concerning arms trafficking and what he thought were corrupt ATF agents.

(Nov 24 2011) - 9 Reasons Wired Readers Should Wear Tinfoil Hats
U.S.A. -- There's plenty of reason to be concerned Big Brother is watching. We're paranoid not because we have grandiose notions of our self-importance, but because the facts speak for themselves. Here's our short list of nine reasons that Wired readers ought to wear tinfoil hats, or at least, fight for their rights and consider ways to protect themselves with encryption and defensive digital technologies. We know the list is incomplete ...

(Nov 22 2011) - Hackers post personal data of UC Davis cops
CALIFORNIA -- The shadowy online hacker group called Anonymous has posted online the home address and phone number of one of the University of California, Davis police officers suspended for using pepper spray on Occupy protesters. In a video posting on its own website and on YouTube on Tuesday, the group urges its supporters to "Flood his home with pizza deliveries and junk mail. ... Flood his skype. ... Flood his phones, email and mailbox to voice your anger."

(Nov 20 2011) - DARPA wants to {Un-Constitutionally} collect 'physiological signals' ...
WASH D.C. -- DARPA : There is a need to remotely detect, collect, and evaluate physiological signals of interest. Applications and concepts-of-operations (CONOPs) that would benefit from this capability include, but are not limited to: building-clearing, warfighter health monitoring or battle damage assessment and triage, situational awareness and assessment. Additionally in a crowded environment it is highly challenging to uniquely identify persons based on collection of physiological signatures, such as electrocardiograms (ECGs). It is possible that high-frequency ECGs or other signals could improve the confidence level in unique identification.

(Nov 19 2011) - Save the Internet and Boycott These Companies
WASH D.C. -- SOPA would put completely legitimate sites, like End the Lie and countless other alternative news outlets at risk of being shut down, along with literally any site that freely allows users to post content. That includes YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Blogger, Craigslist, Dropbox and literally any website or service that allows users to upload content. The United States Attorney General can not only seek court orders against "foreign infringing sites," meaning any website with a non-U.S. domain name, but can also demand that internet service providers (ISPs) would have to cut off access to the site by not resolving domain name requests. But wait, it gets even worse ...

(Nov 18 2011) - Darpa's Quest to Find You by Your ... HEARTBEAT ???
U.S.A. -- The U.S. military can see you breathing on the other side of that wall. It can even see your heartbeat racing while you crouch behind the door. But if you think running farther away or hiding in a crowd will make you invisible to the Defense Department's sensors, you might be in for a surprise. The Pentagon's geeks are looking to tweak their life-form finder so they can spot your tell-tale heart no matter what you do.

(Nov 17 2011) - Norway Hit by Major Data-Theft Attack
NORWAY -- Norwegian security officials say the Nordic country has been hit by one of the most extensive data espionage attacks in the country's history. The Norwegian National Security Authority says industrial secrets from the oil, energy and defense industries have been stolen and disseminated. The agency says at least 10 different attacks over the past year were discovered and warns the real number is probably "far higher."

(Nov 16 2011) - Google, Facebook warn against new US piracy legislation
WASH D.C. -- Web firms including Google & Facebook have written to the US gov't in opposition to a proposed bill to combat piracy. Alongside AOL, Twitter & eBay they claim that the Stop Online Piracy Act poses huge risks to the internet. SOPA, supported by the music & film industries, aims to give new powers to content providers to help them take offending sites offline.

(Nov 14 2011) - White Hats Report #32 - OBAMAS ARE DELIVERED A BLOW
WASH D.C. -- Obama continues to travel giving speeches planning for his next election. He still has not consented and allowed any of the payments to patriotic Americans, which will get this country and the world economies back on track. The Obamas on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, were hand delivered the document below by high level government officials. It contains an IRS Report regarding the misappropriated funds. We want all readers to specifically note that per investigation and the document below, a large amount of funds were transferred to the Royal Bank of Canada into an account of Michelle Obama.

(Nov 11 2011) - FBI collecting biometric info for massive interagency database
U.S.A. -- Big Brother is on the march in the United States and as I have previously shown, once one delves into the depths of this system it is nothing short of astounding to the point where Orwell wouldn't even believe it was possible. The documents obtained reveal that the FBI "views massive biometric information collection as a goal in itself" as a part of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system. The NGI system aims to collect fingerprints, palm prints, iris scans, identifying marks, scars, tattoos, facial characteristics and voice recognition.

(Nov 10 2011) - Secret Snoop Conference for Gov't Spying: Go Stealth ...
U.S.A. -- Forget passive monitoring for government spying; go stealth to hit your target says the Hacking Team which sells hacking techniques and tools for invasive surveillance of the masses. Better yet, hit a hundred thousand targets ... the Hacking Team website proudly proclaims a wide variety of extra creepy and invasive surveillance tools for Big Brother:

(Nov 08 2011) - Busted! Two New Fed GPS Trackers Found on SUV
CALIFORNIA -- As the Supreme Court gets ready to hear oral arguments in a case Tuesday that could determine if authorities can track U.S. citizens with GPS vehicle trackers without a warrant, a young man in California has come forward to Wired to reveal that he found not one but two different devices on his vehicle recently. The 25-year-old resident of San Jose, California, says he found the first one about three weeks ago on his Volvo SUV while visiting his mother in Modesto, about 80 miles northeast of San Jose.

(Nov 04 2011) - CIA monitor's Twitter and Facebook posts
McLEAN -- In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets - up to 5 million a day. At the agency's Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the "vengeful librarians" also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms - anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly.

(Nov 03 2011) - Nov. 9 Nationwide EAS Test Shortened to 30 Seconds
WASH D.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today notified participants in the upcoming nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System that it will run just 30 seconds rather than two-and-a-half minutes as originally planned. The test, scheduled for Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Eastern, (11:00 a.m. Western) will be the first official test of a Presidential Emergency Action Notification.

(Nov 02 2011) - Proposed Copyright Bill Threatens Whistleblowing & Human Rights
WASH D.C. -- In the past week, the larger Internet community has joined EFF in sounding the alarm about the new copyright bill, now known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), as it makes its way through the U.S. House. The bill threatens to transform copyright law, pushing Internet intermediaries - from Facebook to your ISP - to censor whole swaths of the Internet. SOPA could forever alter social networks, stifle innovation and creativity, and destroy jobs ...

(Nov 01 2011) - British police surveillance system can turn off mobile phones
ENGLAND -- Police in London possess a surveillance technology that sounds like something straight out of science fiction: a mobile GSM device that pretends to be a cellular tower, tricking nearby phones into connecting to it, then intercepting all their communications. The system was developed by the British firm Datong plc, according to The Guardian, which noted that the U.S. Secret Service and a number of Middle Eastern regimes also patronize the company.

(Oct 31 2011) - Cordon multi-target photo-radar system leaves no car untagged
COMING TO AMERICA IN 2012 -- (VIDEO) Go easy on the gas, Speed Racer, because Cordon is on its way. Developed by Simicon, this new speed sensor promises to take highway surveillance to new heights of precision. Unlike most photo radar systems, which track only one violator at a time, Simicon's device can simultaneously identify and follow up to 32 vehicles across four lanes.

(Oct 31 2011) - Honduras Becomes Cocaine Transit Hub
HONDURAS -- The Obama administration continues to support the illegal coup government as well as the elite thugs with ties to the drug trade : Almost half of the cocaine imported to the United States now passes through Honduras - a total of 20 to 25 tons each month, according to U.S. and Honduran estimates, as the country becomes the western hemisphere's cocaine hub. The drug trade in Honduras is changing the country in various ways, enriching wealthy landowners along the Atlantic coast and increasing violence ...

(Oct 30 2011) - World's most powerful laser to tear apart the vacuum of space
BRITAIN -- A laser powerful enough to tear apart the fabric of space could be built in Britain as part major new scientific project that aims to answer some of the most fundamental questions about our universe. Due to follow in the footsteps of the Large Hadron Collider, the latest "big science" experiment being proposed by physicists will see the world's most powerful laser being constructed. Capable of producing a beam of light so intense that it would be equivalent to the power received by the Earth from the sun focused onto a speck smaller than a tip of a pin, scientists claim it could allow them boil the very fabric of space - the vacuum.

(Oct 29 2011) - Nov 9th : COMMUNICATIONS SHUT-DOWN by the Gov't
U.S.A. -- In what is obviously a muscle flexing exercise meant to show the public just how much power and control the federal government really has, all communications will be cut off for an estimated three minutes on November 9th, 2011. Claiming this is a test of the emergency response system, the terror alert system, and any other excuse they can come up with, Fema will conduct a complete communications shutdown: all TV, radio, internet, and phone systems will be disabled simultaneously.

(Oct 27 2011) - White Hats Report #31 - THE KING IS LOSING HIS MIND
U.S.A. -- As the global financial system spirals faster and faster to a bankrupt state, Bush Senior and Obama plan for their next move. Obama is preparing for his exit as a failed one term President, with Senior allowing him to spend more time congregating his stolen offshore bank funds, which we last reported exceeded 11 Billion Dollars. He has degradated America with the ultimate scam. And a long time ago Bush Senior started to make plans for his escape. Hence, the Bush family, Soros and cohorts over the last several weeks have been flying in mass equipment and assets to their heavily fortified 100,000 plus acre Paraguay Ranches.

(Oct 27 2011) - Rogue Websites Bill Introduced in U.S. House
WASH D.C. -- The "Stop Online Piracy Act" would target foreign websites for take down. I wondered what this actually meant, from a technical perspective, so I gave the proposed legislation a very quick look. It turns out that the government wants to force U.S. Internet service providers to block access to the sites. There would be a ban list that the ISPs would have to enforce. The ISPs would also have to modify their DNS records to prevent the foreign sites from resolving

(Oct 26 2011) - Disastrous IP Legislation Is Back - And It's Worse than Ever
U.S.A. -- We've reported here often on efforts to ram through Congress legislation that would authorize massive interference with the Internet, all in the name of a fruitless quest to stamp out all infringement online. Today Representative Lamar Smith upped the ante, introducing legislation, called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or "SOPA," that would not only sabotage the domain name system but would also threaten to effectively eliminate the DMCA safe harbors that, while imperfect, have spurred much economic growth and online creativity.

(Oct 26 2011) - NEW WORLD ORDER : Implantable RFID chips capable of remotely killing non-compliant 'slaves' ... ARE HERE
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) Positioned as the solution to eliminating identify theft, lost wallets and purses, and a host of other information breaches, the all-inclusive implantable RFID tracking chip is gaining momentum for widespread implementation. Recent news reports indicate that an RFID tracking chip capable of killing humans (that presumably do not comply with rogue government demands) has already been invented. There is simply no denying the fact that "the powers that be" are working towards microchipping all of humanity.

(Oct 24 2011) - Cyber-attack stole Mitsubishi warplane, nuke plant data
JAPAN -- Sensitive information concerning vital defense equipment, such as fighter jets, as well as nuclear power plant design and safety plans, apparently was stolen from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. computers during a cyber-attack in August, sources said. An internal investigation found signs that the information had been transmitted outside the company's computer network, with the strong possibility that an outsider was involved.

(Oct 22 2011) - Feds will temporarily cut off all TV & Radio Broadcasts Nov. 9
U.S.A. -- If you have ever wondered about the govt's ability to control the civilian airwaves, you'll have your answer on Nov. 9th. On that day, federal authorities are going to shut off all television and radio communications simultaneously at 2:00PM EST (2-3 minutes) to complete the first ever test of the national Emergency Alert System (EAS). Only the President has the authority to activate EAS at the national level, and he has delegated that authority to the Director of ... FEMA.

(Oct 20 2011) - Cybercommand chief opposes U.N. net control
BALTIMORE -- The commander of the U.S. Cyber Command said Thursday that he does not favor giving the United Nations the power to regulate the Internet. Some regulations are needed to protect critical networks that control electrical power, banking, transportation and other key elements of society, Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who is also director of the National Security Agency, said after a speech to a security conference. But asked whether the U.N. should have a regulation role, Gen. Alexander said: "No ... "

(Oct 20 2011) - Facebook Is Building Shadow Profiles of Non-Users
U.S.A. -- "As noted previously, Max Schrems of Europe Versus Facebook has filed numerous complaints about Facebook's data collection practices. One complaint that has failed to draw much scrutiny regards Facebook's creation of Shadow Profiles. 'This is done by different functions that encourage users to hand personal data of other users and non-users to Facebook' ..."

(Oct 20 2011) - Exclusive : Nasdaq hackers spied on company boards
NEW YORK -- Hackers who infiltrated the Nasdaq's computer systems last year installed malicious software that allowed them to spy on the directors of publicly held companies, according to two people familiar with an investigation into the matter. The new details showed the cyber attack was more serious than previously thought ...

(Oct 19 2011) - Military : Not Quite Sure How Drone Cockpits Got Infected
NEVADA -- It's been more than a month since a virus infected the remote "cockpits" of America's drone fleet. And the U.S. military still doesn't know exactly how the machines at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada got infected. "We're not quite sure how that happened yet," General Robert Kehler told reporters Tuesday. Kehler is the head of U.S. Strategic Command, which is nominally in charge of the military's Cyber Command and all other online activities.

(Oct 17 2011) - CIA officer holds mystery assignment at NYPD
WASH D.C. -- Three months ago, one of the CIA's most experienced clandestine operatives started work inside the New York Police Department. His title is special assistant to the deputy commissioner of intelligence. On that much, everyone agrees. Exactly what he's doing there, however, is much less clear.

(Oct 15 2011) - Electromagnetic weapons - Frying tonight
U.S.A. -- Bullets and bombs are so 20th-century. The wars of the 21st will be dominated by ray guns. That, at least, is the vision of a band of military technologists who are building weapons that work by zapping the enemy's electronics, rather than blowing him to bits. The result could be conflict that is less bloody, yet more effective, than what is now seen as conventional battle. Electromagnetic weapons, to give these ray guns their proper name, are inspired by the cold-war idea of using the radio-frequency energy released by an atom bomb exploded high in the atmosphere to burn out an enemy's electrical grid ...

(Oct 14 2011) - The EyeOpener- Morbid Addiction: CIA & the Drug Trade
U.S.A. -- Just as the British Empire was in part financed by their control of the opium trade through the British East India Company, so too has the CIA been found time after time to be at the heart of the modern international drug trade. From its very inception, the CIA has been embroiled in the murky underworld of drug trafficking. There are billions of dollars per year to be made in keeping the drug trade going, and it has long been established that Wall Street and the major American banks rely on drug money as a ready source of liquid capital.

(Oct 14 2011) - US worries over China's underground nuclear network
U.S.A. -- A leading US lawmaker who fears budget cuts could delay modernizing the US nuclear arsenal voiced concern Friday about an extensive tunnel complex designed to house Chinese nuclear missiles. "This network of "underground tunnels" could be in excess of "3,110 miles", and is used to transport nuclear weapons and forces," said Michael Turner, who chairs a House Armed Services Committee panel focusing on strategic weapons and other security programs.

(Oct 14 2011) - Gov't cameras in your car ???
U.S.A. -- Imagine that you couldn't drive on major highways without agreeing to put a camera in your car -- one that could film either the occupants or the vehicle's surroundings and transmit the images back to a central office for inspection. You don't have to read George Orwell to conjure up such an ominous surveillance state. You just have to skim through filings at the U.S. Patent Office.

(Oct 14 2011) - DHS tests predictive analysis system for 'sensing' crime
U.S.A. -- The Homeland Security Department is testing whether predictive analysis technology could prevent crimes by identifying potential criminals before they act. The Future Attribute Screening Technology Mobile Module (FAST) is based on the premise that certain physical behaviors, such as agitation, could be indicators that a person is about to commit a crime. It uses "non-intrusive" sensors - that is, ones that don't touch the individual - to collect video and audio of heart rate, breathing patterns and other physiological and behavioral indicators from individuals, matching them with potential criminal activities.

(Oct 13 2011) - PositiveID receives microchip implant order for Israeli Military
ISRAEL -- The VeriChip radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip was cleared by the U.S. F.D.A. in 2004 for patient identification. The VeriChip can also be used to assist in the management of emergency situations and disaster recovery in conjunction with a customized camera capable of receiving both RFID scanned data and GPS data wirelessly, and a Web-enabled database for gathering and storing information and images captured during emergency response operations.

(Oct 13 2011) - Verizon Privacy Changes : Now Monitors & Shares Your Web Surfing Info
U.S.A. -- On Wednesday, the largest wireless carrier in the United States, Verizon, announced that they will now use information they collect about the websites you visit, the apps you use and your location to "create business and marketing reports" and to "make the mobile ads you see more relevant." In a statement regarding the privacy change, Verizon says, they will also share your location information with other companies so that these third parties can "create business and marketing reports" about things like the "number of mobile users who take a particular highway during rush hour."

(Oct 12 2011) - UNODC Afghanistan Opium Survey October 2011
AFGHANISTAN -- The total area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan in 2011 was estimated at 131,000 hectares (ha), a 7% increase compared to 2010. 95% of total cultivation took place in nine provinces in the Southern and Western regions, which include the most insecure provinces in the country. This confirms the link between insecurity and opium cultivation observed since 2007. Potential opium production in 2011 was estimated at 5,800 mt, a 61% increase compared to 2010, when opium yields were much reduced due to plant diseases.

(Oct 11 2011) - U.S. Scientist Patents - A TIME MACHINE ???
U.S.A. -- The patent for a time machine has been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office by one Dr. Marvin B. Pohlman of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Who is Marvin B. Pohlman? An American scientist, Marvin B. Pohlman is a man of many talents - and a very busy man. According to his bio he's the Director of Governance, Risk and Compliance product strategy for a major Bay area enterprise software company. Despite the demands of his career, he's also managed to author three text books on IT governance and security. In whatever spare time such a man has left, he found enough of it to invent a time machine.

(Oct 11 2011) - White Hats Report #30
U.S.A. -- From the beginning of George H.W. Bush's failed Presidency, United States politics have taken a serious turn for the worse and has plummeted into a crime in office. As we have been reporting Bush Senior's personal greed, corruption and mutual self interest are supported by crooked bankers and Wall Street Cronies. They steal and siphon the wealth from you, the trusting, but betrayed American taxpayers and patriotic allies.

(Oct 10 2011) - Gulf of Mexico Sea Floor Unstable, Fractured, Spilling Hydrocarbons
U.S.A. -- The Gulf of Mexico disaster has not gone away. In fact, it has grown exponentially since the main stream media stopped talking about it. According to the Gulf Rescue Alliance, an organization composed of scientists, medical professionals and seafood industry professionals, among others, the problem cannot be simplified to the damage already caused by the oil spill. It is worse, much worse.

(Oct 10 2011) - Blackberry still recovering from epic server fail
U.K. -- Customers affected by Research In Motion's widespread Blackberry server outage may soon see service restored after a major blackout on Monday. "Many consumers in the region have seen the service now resume," a Blackberry spokesperson in the United Kingdom told The Daily Caller. British technology news and opinion website The Register reported that a major server outage at RIM affected customers worldwide.

(Oct 10 2011) - New evidence shows Hillary a mastermind behind Gunwalker
WASH D.C. -- Last week it was reported that the State Department and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were deeply involved in the scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious, or Project Gunwalker. Today, however, new evidence has surfaced indicating that not only was Hillary deeply involved in the scandal but was one of the masterminds behind it. According to investigative citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh, sources close to the development of the Gunwalker scheme state that early on, Hillary and her trusted associated at State, Andrew J. Shapiro, devised at least part of the framework of what would later become Operation Fast and Furious.

(Oct 07 2011) - Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet
U.S.A. -- A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones. The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago by the military's Host-Based Security System, has not prevented pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada from flying their missions overseas. Nor have there been any confirmed incidents of classified information being lost or sent to an outside source. But the virus has resisted multiple efforts to remove it from Creech's computers, network security specialists say.

(Oct 06 2011) - Facebook Logged-Out User Tracking Patent
U.S.A. -- This document is considered by many to be a patent for tracking logged-out users across their activities on other domains. Facebook denies that it is designed for this purpose. In one embodiment, a method is described for tracking information about the activities of users of a social networking system while on another domain. The method includes maintaining a profile for each of one or more users of the social networking system ...

(Oct 06 2011) - Why Criminal Governments Spy On Citizens
U.S.A. -- At the very foundation of perhaps every modern day conflict between the expansive powers of unchecked bureaucracy and the dwindling freedoms of the ordinary citizen dwells the vital issue of privacy. Privacy and the right to hold personal and political views without being singled out and scrutinized by government is absolutely essential to any society which dares to deem itself "fair and just". Ultimately, without the presence of these two liberties, and without people to defend them, a nation is ill equipped to circumvent the growth of tyranny, and anyone claiming to be "free" in the midst of such a culture is living a delusion of the highest order.

(Oct 05 2011) - Exposing 'In-Q-Tel': The CIA's Own Venture Capital Firm
U.S.A. -- In-Q-Tel was formed by the CIA in 1999 as a private, not-for-profit venture capital firm with the specific task of delivering technology to America's intelligence community. Publicly, In-Q-Tel markets itself as an innovative way to leverage the power of the private sector by identifying key emerging technologies and providing companies with the funding to bring those technologies to market. In reality, however, what In-Q-Tel represents is a dangerous blurring of the lines between the public and private sectors in a way that makes it difficult to tell where the American intelligence community ends and the IT sector begins.

(Oct 04 2011) - Fast And Furious : 22 Shocking Facts
WASH D.C. -- Could Fast and Furious be the scandal that brings down the Obama administration? With the full knowledge of the Department of Justice, ATF agents facilitated the sale of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels and dropped all surveillance of those weapons once they crossed the border. Weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious have been used to shoot U.S. border control agents. Weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious have been found at dozens of crime scenes in Mexico. And nobody has been held accountable for this scandal yet.

(Oct 04 2011) - White House ATF Fast and Furious Emails and Documents
WASH D.C. -- These emails and documents related to the ongoing investigation of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' "Fast and Furious" / Project Gun Runner program were obtained by CBS. Redactions were presumably performed prior to FOIA release.

(Oct 01 2011) - US Gov't accused of concealing deal with Sinaloa Drug Cartel
CHICAGO -- The criminal case against accused Mexican narco-trafficker Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla now appears to be threatening to unravel the U.S. government's ugly national-security interests in the drug war. Zambada Niebla, son of one of the leaders of the Sinaloa "Cartel," arguably the most powerful international narco-trafficking organization on the planet, argues in his criminal case, now pending in federal court in Chicago, that he and the leadership of Mexico's Sinaloa drug-trafficking organization, were, in effect, working for the U.S. government for years by providing US agents with intelligence about rival drug organizations.

(Sep 30 2011) - CIA News: A Brief History of Media Manipulation by U.S. Intelligence
U.S.A. -- It is a well-known and uncontested fact that the CIA has enjoyed a long and intimate relationship with some of the largest news organizations in the world, and has used this relationship to manipulate, censor, and even fabricate news stories in support of its own covert agenda. Over the years, numerous specific examples of the agency’s manipulation of the news media have surfaced, including multiple instances where stories that had been outright fabricated by CIA assets had resulted in the justification for military intervention. And ...

(Sep 30 2011) - Internet firms co-opted for surveillance, say experts
U.S.A. -- Internet companies such as Google, Twitter and Facebook are increasingly co-opted for surveillance work as the information they gather proves irresistible to law enforcement agencies, Web experts said this week. Although such companies try to keep their users' information private, their business models depend on exploiting it to sell targeted advertising, and when governments demand they hand it over, they have little choice but to comply.

(Sep 29 2011) - Police Device Used To Steal Your Cell Phone Data During Traffic Stop
MICHIGAN -- You may have heard about the Cellebrite cell phone extraction device (UFED) in the news lately. It gives law enforcement officials the ability to access all the information on your cell phone within a few short minutes. When it became known that Michigan State Police had been using the tool to access cell phones during traffic stops, it raised concern with the ACLU. Now, everyone is wondering if cops will be using devices like this elsewhere. Will this new law enforcement tool be abused, or will it be used responsibly in the pursuit of justice?

(Sep 29 2011) - Cell Providers Storing Text Messages
U.S.A. -- The cell phone service providers Virgin Mobile and Verizon retain the content of text messages, according to a Justice Department memo obtained by the America Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of North Carolina. Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, and Virgin Mobile all retain information relating to text messages, such as who the text messages were sent to and when, but only Verizon and Virgin Mobile retain the actual content of the text messages. Virgin Mobile keeps text message content for 90 days and Verizon keeps it for 3 to 5 days.

(Sep 28 2011) - Michael Brassington Sentenced to Prison
NEW JERSEY -- Michael Brassington was sentenced in a packed Federal courtroom in Newark, New Jersey last week for the spectacular crash of one of his company's jets at Teterboro Airport outside New York City in early February 2005. His sentencing came more than a year-and-a-half after being convicted of multiple felonies in the crash and its aftermath, including recklessly endangering the lives of passengers who included two ex-Presidents as well as numerous celebrities, everyone from Luciano Pavarotti to Keith Richards, and from Burt Reynolds to Snoop Doggie Dogg.

(Sep 27 2011) - CIA's Global Warming Center A National Security Secret
U.S.A. -- Most Americans may not know that the government agency responsible for providing national security data to the nation's senior policymakers, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), operates a special center dedicated to global warming. That's because the CIA doesn't want anyone to know what goes on in its two-year-old Center on Climate Change and National Security (Link). So the exclusive unit, led by "senior specialists," operates under a cloak of secrecy that rejects all public-records requests, despite President Obama's promise to run a transparent government.

(Sep 27 2011) - Dengue fever: CIA's bio attack on Pak suspected
ISLAMABAD -- Fears are growing in Pakistan that the spread of dengue fever also known as break-bone fever may have been caused by some kind of biological experiment or deliberate release of virus by foreign elements. Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) representatives have called on security agencies to investigate fears of deliberate spread of dengue virus in Pakistan. According to a report, the PMA members and experts have demanded in-depth investigation over mysterious spread of Dengue virus in Punjab.

(Sep 26 2011) - Facebook tracks you even after you log out
U.S.A. -- An Australian technologist has caused a global stir after discovering Facebook tracks the websites its users visit even when they are logged out of the social networking site. Separately, Facebook’s new Timeline feature, launched last week, has been inadvertently accessed by users early, revealing a feature that allows people to see who removed them from their friends lists.

(Sep 25 2011) - WHITE HATS REPORT #29
WASH D.C. -- During the last few weeks as Washington, D.C. was on vacation, The White Hats have been working diligently behind the scenes with intelligence sources to expose the dark cabal. We have been holding in reserve supporting evidence, which portray the depth of corruption and complicity of the Beltway Federal establishment, still controlled by George H.W. Bush Sr. Our Constitutional values are still being dismantled and replaced by the dictates of a criminal Cabal, a pretend president and his illegal administration. Homeland Security has failed to recognize that our greatest enemy is already within.

(Sep 25 2011) - The Federal Reserve plans to Identify "Keyloggers" and more ...
WASH D.C. -- The Federal Reserve wants to know what you are saying about it. In fact, the Federal Reserve has announced plans to identify "key bloggers" and to monitor "billions of conversations" about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs. This is yet another sign that the alternative media is having a dramatic impact. As first reported on Zero Hedge, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has issued a "Request for Proposal" to suppliers who may be interested in participating in the development of a "Sentiment Analysis And Social Media Monitoring Solution".

(Sep 25 2011) - Pakistan Interior Minister Says CIA Created Haqqani Network
PAKISTAN -- Federal Minister for Interior A Rehman Malik on Sunday said that CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) of the United States not Pakistan created the Haqqani network and trained its members.Talking to media-persons at a ceremony held to laud the Islamabad police over the recovery of a huge cache of weapons, the Interior Minister said that the Haqqani network was present in Afghanistan and those claimimg otherwise should give the evidence of its presence in Pakistan.

(Sep 23 2011) - Professor sues police for zapping her with terrorist weapon
PITTSBURGH -- An English professor says she suffered "permanent hearing loss, nausea, pain and disorientation" when Pittsburgh police used a Long Range Acoustic Device, developed to fight terrorists, on a peaceful demonstration against the IMF, in which she was not participating, but merely watching. Karen Piper sued Pittsburgh and its police force for negligence, civil rights and constitutional claims, in Federal Court.

(Sep 22 2011) - CIA Says Global-Warming Intelligence Is 'Classified'
VIRGINIA -- Two years ago, the Central Intelligence Agency announced it was creating a center to analyze the geopolitical ramifications of "phenomena such as desertification, rising sea levels, population shifts and heightened competition for natural resources." But whatever work the Center on Climate Change and National Security has done remains secret. In response to National Security Archive scholar Jeffrey Richelson's Freedom of Information Act request, the CIA said all of its work is "classified."

(Sep 21 2011) - Major Terrorism Drill "Operation Mountain Guardian" In Denver ...
DENVER -- On Friday September 23, a large scale terrorism drill involving 81 agencies will take place in Denver, Colorado. The drill, made possible by a FEMA Homeland Security grant, has been dubbed "Operation Mountain Guardian" and will include military personal. Residents have been warned to expect loud noises and smoke as well as many different emergency and military vehicles.

(Sep 21 2011) - Proton-based transistor could let machines communicate with humans
WASHINGTON -- Materials scientists at the University of Washington have built a transistor that uses protons rather than electrons, in a breakthrough that could allow devices to communicate directly with living things. While electronic devices send information using electrons, the human body sends signals and performs work using ions or protons ... Longer term (use), however, a biocompatible version could be implanted directly in living things to monitor, or even control, certain biological processes directly.

(Sep 20 2011) - Mitsubishi MISSILE factories Hit with a Cyber Attack
JAPAN -- "Some of Japan's most sensitive defence secrets have been targeted by hackers, who have gained access to up to 80 computers of its biggest defence contractor - in what appeared to be a coordinated attack. Contractor Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd said today its submarine, missile and nuclear plant component factories had been targeted, according to a report.

(Sep 20 2011) - Do surveillance systems reduce crime ?
U.S.A. -- Cities around the country have been installing camera systems in recent years, often funded by federal Homeland Security grants, and many have reported good results, but independent research on their effectiveness has been scarce, according to the Urban Institute. So the institute, which does economic and social policy research, studied the surveillance systems in three cities - Baltimore, Chicago and Washington, D.C. - and recently issued a report (PDF) on how they affected crime rates.

(Sep 20 2011) - Knights Templar Cartel Leader Captured
MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican army says it has captured a key figure in the cult-like Knights Templar drug cartel that is sowing violence in western Mexico. Brig. Gen. Edgar Luis Villegas says Saul Solis Solis was captured Monday in the western state of Michoacan, where the cartel was born. It split from La Familia, a pseudo-religious drug gang known as a major trafficker of methamphetamine.

(Sep 19 2011) - Obama authorizes stationing of Japanese troops on US soil
WASH D.C. -- US President Barack Obama signed an executive order allowing 2500 elite Japanese soldiers to be stationed on US soil, according to a Japanese military intelligence agent. The Japanese self-defense forces have been authorized by Obama to use force if necessary to defend Japanese corporate interests on US soil, the source says. The move was made in anticipation of severe rioting and turmoil in the US over the coming months, he said.

(Sep 19 2011) - Hackers break SSL encryption by using the BEAST
U.S.A. -- Researchers have discovered a serious weakness in virtually all websites protected by the secure sockets layer protocol that allows attackers to silently decrypt data that's passing between a webserver and an end-user browser. At the Ekoparty security conference in Buenos Aires later this week, researchers Thai Duong and Juliano Rizzo plan to demonstrate proof-of-concept code called (The) BEAST, which is short for Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS.

(Sep 18 2011) - The 13 Most Evil U.S. Government Experiments on Humans
U.S.A. -- The U.S. Government has been caught conducting an insane amount of vile, inhumane and grisly experiments on humans without their consent and often without their knowledge. So in light of recent news of the U.S. infecting Guatemalans with STDs, here are the 13 most evil, for lack of a better word, cases of human-testing as conducted by the United States of America. Get ready to become one of those conspiracy theory nuts, because after this list, you will never fully trust your government again.

(Sep 17 2011) - HOW THE CIA TOPPLED A GOVERNMENT
U.S.A. -- From ... We learn about "The CIA, and a Secret War" from L. Fletcher Prouty. "Blood ran in the streets. Villages were wiped out and a million people massacred ..." There were two attempts by the CIA. The first one failed and the second was 'a success'. The first action, in 1958, "involved no less than 42,000 CIA-armed rebels supported by a fleet of bombers and vast numbers of four-engine transport aircraft as well as submarine assistance from the U.S. Navy." The CIA's 1958 attack on Indonesia, the largest Moslem country in the world, was a total failure.

(Sep 17 2011) - China Creates "Internet Control Agency"
CHINA -- The Chinese government has announced the creation of a new body that will help it to supervise the Internet more efficiently, which could result in more effective censorship controls. The 'great firewall of China' has just got a bit greater with the government's introduction of a new office that will, according to a statement posted Wednesday on its official website, "manage Internet information." Up to now, Internet regulation in the country has been conducted by various offices within the government.

(Sep 15 2011) - Hackers target Mexico government websites
MEXICO -- The websites of several Mexican government ministries, including Defense and Public Security, went offline on Thursday, and a hacker group claimed responsibility. The ministry websites as well as several local government sites went down early on Thursday afternoon and could still not be accessed. A spokesman for the Mexican Defense Ministry said only that the website was experiencing technical difficulties.

(Sep 15 2011) - Where did the Weapons Grade Uranium & Plutonium GO ???
U.S.A. -- Under special nuclear cooperation agreements, the United States sent 38,580 pounds of enriched uranium and plutonium to more than two-dozen foreign agencies and is unable to account for 36,000 pounds of the material. The Government Accountability Office report says these 27 cooperation agreements, set up to facilitate cross border research, have no accountability and the U.S. has no way to enforce control.

(Sep 14 2011) - Should Faking a Name on Facebook Be a Felony ???
WASH D.C. -- Imagine that President Obama could order the arrest of anyone who broke a promise on the Internet. So you could be jailed for lying about your age or weight on an Internet dating site. Or you could be sent to federal prison if your boss told you to work but you used the company's computer to check sports scores online. Imagine that Eric Holder's Justice Department urged Congress to raise penalties for violations, making them felonies allowing three years in jail for each broken promise. Fanciful, right? Think again. Congress is now poised to grant the Obama administration's wishes in the name of "cybersecurity."

(Sep 13 2011) - Secret Government Experiments Come to Light
NEW YORK -- The government may not want you to know that it set off nuclear bombs willy-nilly in the atmosphere or tested LSD on unwitting subjects, but at least the Science Channel does! In case you believed that elaborate government conspiracies were merely the driving force behind X-Files episodes, the Science Channel is setting the record straight. As a compendium to their latest show, "Dark Matters," which explores the darker side of science, the Science Channel has published introductions and full transcripts from government hearings on some of the most unbelievable -- yet true -- conspiracies, including the highly-controversial MKULTRA project.

(Sep 09 2011) - NBC News Twitter Gets Hacked
NEW YORK -- Hacker group broke into the NBC News Twitter account Friday, sending a series of tweets about a terror attack on Ground Zero to the news outlet's 129,000 followers. "Flight 4782 is not responding, suspected hijacking. One plane just hit Ground Zero site at 5:47. #groundzeroattacked," the account wrote.

(Sep 09 2011) - Russian bombers fly around Japan
JAPAN -- Japanese defense officials say 2 Russian bombers circled Japan flying from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south. The Defense Ministry in Tokyo says 2 TU95 bombers from the Russian Air Force approached Japanese airspace near the Strait of Tsushima around 6 AM on Thursday. Fighter planes from Japan's Air Self-Defense Force scrambled to track the bombers.

(Sep 08 2011) - Unsafe at any speed ? Cars ripe for HACKING ...
U.S.A. -- Automakers in recent years have been loading up their vehicles with enough high-tech features to make George Jetson feel at home. In addition to parallel-parking for you or detecting when you drift out of your lane, they'll let you start them up from your smart phone, automatically play your favorite tunes and read your Facebook updates to you. A car these days can be just another node on your personal network. But all of this connectivity and software-driven convenience also can leave your vehicle open to CYBERATTACKS.

(Sep 07 2011) - U.S. defense firms face relentless cyberattacks
U.S.A. -- Defense industries are facing relentless, sophisticated foreign attacks on their computer networks, a threat company leaders say poses a risk of significant damage and may require the government to take greater protective action. Top U.S. defense contractors speaking at the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit said many of the attacks appeared to be state-sponsored and came from multiple countries, but they declined to point a finger at any particular government.

(Sep 05 2011) - Council of Europe demands truth on CIA 'black sites'
PARIS -- The human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe urged countries that have hosted secret CIA prisons to come clean Monday, as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches. Thomas Hammarberg said Poland, Romania and Lithuania were among at least seven countries that hosted "black sites" for "enhanced interrogation" during the "war on terror."

(Sep 04 2011) - Hackers steal SSL certificates for CIA, MI6, Mossad
U.S.A. -- The tally of digital certificates stolen from a Dutch company in July has exploded to more than 500, including ones for intelligence services like the CIA, the U.K.'s MI6 and Israel's Mossad, a Mozilla developer said Sunday. The confirmed count of fraudulently-issued SSL (secure socket layer) certificates now stands at 531, said Gervase Markham, a Mozilla developer who is part of the team that has been working to modify Firefox to blocks all sites signed with the purloined certificates.

(Sep 04 2011) - Court documents say U.S. knew about coke
EL PASO -- U.S. officials let the Sinaloa drug cartel smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for intelligence about rival cartels, court documents say. The claim was made by attorneys in defense of Mexico's Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who was extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges in Chicago, the El Paso (Texas) Times reported. If the claim is true, it could prove to be as damaging to federal investigators as the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm's "Operation Fast and Furious," that let U.S. weapons get into Mexico, the report said.

(Sep 03 2011) - CIA, MI6 helped Gaddafi on dissidents
LONDON -- Documents found in the abandoned Tripoli office of Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief indicate the U.S. and British spy agencies helped the fallen strongman persecute Libyan dissidents, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday. The documents were uncovered by the human rights activist group in the abandoned offices of Libya's former spy chief and foreign minister, Moussa Koussa. The group said it uncovered hundreds of letters between the CIA, MI6 and Koussa, who is now in exile in London.

(Sep 03 2011) - Libyan intelligence documents show ties to CIA
TRIPOLI -- The CIA worked closely with Moammar Gadhafi's intelligence services in the rendition of terror suspects to Libya for interrogation, according to documents seen Saturday by the AP, cooperation that could spark tensions between Washington and Libya's new rulers.

(Sep 02 2011) - How the CIA Became 'One Hell of a Killing Machine'
WASH D.C. -- On April 14, 2004, CIA Director George Tenet looked so impotent he might have starred in a Viagra commercial. Tenet had come before the 9/11 Commission for what was sure to be a public flogging. In response, he alternately apologized for the agency's failure to stop 9/11 and explained it away. Finally, the exhausted panelists posed him a bottom-line question: how long would it take Tenet to get the CIA in a position to counterattack al-Qaida?

(Sep 02 2011) - White House received emails about Fast and Furious ...
WASH D.C. -- Newly obtained emails show that the White House was better informed about a failed gun-tracking operation on the border with Mexico than was previously known. Three White House national security officials were given some details about the operation, dubbed Fast and Furious. The operation allowed firearms to be illegally purchased, with the goal of tracking them to Mexican drug cartels. But the effort went out of control after agents lost track of many of the weapons.

(Aug 31 2011) - CIA recruits 1,500 from Mazar-e-Sharif to fight in Libya
ISLAMABAD -- The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States recruited over 1,500 men from Mazar-e-Sharif for fighting against the Qaddafi forces in Libya. Sources told TheNation: "Most of the men have been recruited from Afghanistan. They are Uzbeks, Persians and Hazaras. According to the footage, these men attired in Uzbek-style of shalwar and Hazara-Uzbek Kurta were found fighting in Libyan cities."

(Aug 31 2011) - More Details of secret CIA rendition flights
NEW YORK -- The Gulfstream IV’s itinerary, as well as the $339,228.05 price tag for the journey, are among the details of shadowy CIA flights that have emerged in a small Upstate New York courthouse in a billing dispute between contractors. The court documents offer a rare glimpse of the costs and operations of the controversial rendition program.

(Aug 31 2011) - The International: Oil, Drugs, Guns & Kissinger Associates
U.S.A. -- The international bankers oversee Persian Gulf oil wealth generated by their Big Oil tentacles. Chase Manhattan called the shots at Iran's central Bank Markazi, then looted the Iranian Treasury as insiders Rockefeller, Kissinger and McCloy whisked their Shah puppet into exile. Chase had close ties to the Saudi SAMA central bank and Venezuela's central bank, where Rockefeller-controlled Exxon Mobil "is the CIA".

(Aug 30 2011) - Gmail Attack Highlights Web Insecurity
U.S.A. -- A user posting to Google's Gmail Help forum under the name "Alibo" claims to have received a warning from Google's Chrome browser that the SSL certificate he received when visiting Gmail was a fake. A self-described resident of Iran, "Alibo" speculates that either his government or ISP, ParsOnline, presented the fake certificate to intercept his communications. "Alibo" posted a copy of the certificate to PasteBin, and security researcher Moxie Marlinspike confirmed via Twitter that the certificate has a valid signature. That means that the person or entity using it could use it to intercept Gmail traffic via a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack.

(Aug 29 2011) - DHS : The decade's biggest scam
CALIFORNIA -- The Los Angeles Times examines the staggering sums of money expended on patently absurd domestic "homeland security" projects: $75 billion per year for things such as a Zodiac boat with side-scan sonar to respond to a potential attack on a lake in tiny Keith County, Nebraska, and hundreds of "9-ton BearCat armored vehicles, complete with turret" to guard against things like an attack on DreamWorks in Los Angeles.

(Aug 29 2011) - Appeals Court to Weigh NSA Dragnet Surveillance
U.S.A. -- Whether the federal government and the nation's telecommunication companies can be held accountable for allegedly funneling every American's electronic communication to the National Security Agency without warrants is the subject of oral arguments scheduled for a federal appeals court Wednesday. At issue is a Jan. 31, 2006 lawsuit, and others that followed, alleging violations of the Fourth Amendment right to be free from warrantless searches and seizures.

(Aug 29 2011) - A key Sept. 11 legacy: more domestic surveillance
WASH D.C. -- In one of the biggest changes to American life since the 2001 terrorist attacks, the government now collects vast quantities of information about its citizens. Internet entrepreneur Nicholas Merrill was working in his Manhattan office when an FBI agent in a trench coat arrived with an envelope. It was fall 2004, and federal investigators were using new legal authority they had acquired after Sept. 11, 2001. Merrill ran a small Internet service provider with clients including IKEA, Mitsubishi and freelance journalists.

(Aug 26 2011) - THE CIA AND THE MEDIA
U.S.A. -- ( 2007 : Carl Berstien wrote ) In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one of America's leading syndicated columnists, went to the Philippines to cover an election. He did not go because he was asked to do so by his syndicate. He did not go because he was asked to do so by the newspapers that printed his column. He went at the request of the CIA. Alsop is one of more than 400 American journalists who in the past twenty-five years have secretly carried out assignments for the CIA, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters. Some of these journalists' relationships with the Agency were tacit; some were explicit. There was cooperation, accommodation and overlap. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services-from simple intelligence gathering to serving as go-betweens with spies in Communist countries.

(Aug 25 2011) - C.I.A. Demands Cuts in Book About 9/11 and Terror Fight
WASH D.C. -- In what amounts to a fight over who gets to write the history of the Sept. 11 attacks and their aftermath, the Central Intelligence Agency is demanding extensive cuts from the memoir of a former F.B.I. agent who spent years near the center of the battle against Al Qaeda. The agent, Ali H. Soufan, argues in the book that the C.I.A. missed a chance to derail the 2001 plot by withholding from the F.B.I. information about two future 9/11 hijackers living in San Diego, according to several people who have read the manuscript.

(Aug 24 2011) - Hackers Could Reverse-Engineer Microsoft Patches
U.S.A. -- The security company Qualys this week demonstrated how to reverse-engineer a Microsoft patch in order to launch a denial-of-service attack on Windows DNS Server. The proof-of-concept shows the steps hackers could take to attack Windows and highlights the importance of deploying Microsoft (MSFT) patches as soon as possible after their monthly Patch Tuesday release.

(Aug 23 2011) - Hacked Medical Device Sparks Congressional Inquiry
WASH D.C. -- Two members of Congress have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the Federal Communications Commission's approach to medical devices with wireless capabilities to ensure that the devices are "safe, reliable, and secure." The letter to the GAO, from Reps. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)--both members of the House communications and technology subcommittee -- was sparked by a medical device hacking demonstration earlier this month at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.

(Aug 21 2011) - Tased From Above- From Robot Helo's
TEXAS -- Forget the idea that weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are only for military operations in wars fought in far off lands. Soon they'll begin setting their sights on criminals within our borders. And they'll be packing heat, not the long-range missiles of the X-47B, but with up close and personal stun guns, 12-gauge shotguns and, believe it or not, grenade launchers. The ShadowHawk is the seven-foot, 50-lb copter that is the toy-sized dealer of destruction from Texas-based Vanguard Defense Industries. The copter is the result of three years of development.

(Aug 19 2011) - Vanguard Defense Industries Hacked for #Antisec Operation
TEXAS -- AntiSec is targeting defense contractors again. Continuing their beef with law enforcement, and organizations that offer them support, they have targeted Richard Garcia, the Senior Vice President of Vanguard Defense Industries (VDI). AntiSec plans to release nearly 4,713 emails and thousands of documents taken during the breach. AntiSec targeted VDI's website due to their relationship with several law enforcement agencies from Texas and other parts of the U.S., as well as their relationship with the FBI, the DHS, and U.S. Marshals Service.

(Aug 18 2011) - Investigation reveals widespread insider hacking at immigration agency
TEXAS -- A yearlong probe into computer fraud at an immigration application processing center uncovered multiple incidents of internal hacking where staff accessed management-level emails and other confidential files, according to Homeland Security Department interviews, network analyses and internal emails obtained by Nextgov. The investigation began in January 2008, when officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is part of Homeland Security, reported to the department's inspector general that numerous personnel had violated federal security rules ...

(Aug 18 2011) - IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain
U.S.A. -- IBM has unveiled a new experimental computer chip that it says mimics the human brain in that it perceives, acts and even thinks. It terms the machines built with these chips "cognitive computers", claiming that they are able to learn through experience, find patterns, generate ideas and understand the outcomes.

(Aug 17 2011) - Hacking The Human Brain
U.S.A. -- Of all the storage mediums you use to keep information that is most important to you, your brain is by far the most complex. Because of the immense amount of data that the human brain can hold, scientists have been attempting to crack our internal hard drives for quite some time. The scary part? They're actually getting close. By building complex models of other brains in the animal kingdom - such as those of mice, cats, and primates - and then moving on to humans, researchers have begun to translate the trillions of impulses that go on in our heads into readable data.

(Aug 16 2011) - Electromagnetic Pulse Threat Persists, Lawmaker Says
WASH D.C. -- The United States has made little to no progress toward protecting the nation's electrical system from the effects of an electromagnetic pulse, a senior House lawmaker asserted here on Monday. "There's a general understanding that if it's too good to be true it's probably not true and EMP just seems too bad to be true, so therefore it's relegated to the fringes by which we don't want to talk about things because it is so improbable," Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) said during an event at the Heritage Foundation.

(Aug 16 2011) - ATF promotes supervisors of controversial 'Fast & Furious'
WASH D.C. -- The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico. They are William G. McMahon, who was the ATF's deputy director of operations in the West, where the illegal trafficking program was focused, and William D. Newell and David Voth, both field supervisors who oversaw the program out of the agency's Phoenix office.

(Aug 15 2011) - CIA Working with (both) Mexican Drug Cartels
WASH D.C. -- The Central Intelligence Agency was intimately involved with the federal government's infamous "Operation Fast and Furious" scheme to send American weapons to Mexican drug cartels while simultaneously working with other agencies allowing narcotics to be shipped over the border, according to a series of explosive reports.

(Aug 15 2011) - OPERATION GARDER PLOT : 4 MILITARY VERSIONS
U.S.A. -- There are four publicly available versions of the U.S. Army and Air Force civil disturbance plan known as Garden Plot. All of these versions were obtained via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests made by the excellent organization GovernmentAttic.org. We have compiled the plans into a single ZIP archive to enable easier downloading of the complete set of files.

(Aug 14 2011) - Hacker Hits California A.G.'s Web Site
CALIFORNIA -- A hacker apparently took over the home page of the California Attorney General's Office Sunday, calling for "Peace in the World!! No War." No one at the office of Attorney General Kamala D. Harris could be reached immediately for comment. Earlier, the hacker-activist group Anonymous threatened to attack the websites of the Fullerton Police Department and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system ...

(Aug 13 2011) - U.S. AIR FORCE CIVIL DISTURBANCE MANUAL
U.S.A. -- This (2002) manual (PDF) provides preplanning guidance for handling emergency situations, which include the full spectrum from civil disobedience through hostile disturbances to violent acts of terrorism. It discusses the concept of operations in planning for these crisis situations and offers an outline for preparation, execution and resolution of mass disturbances. Air National Guard units will use this manual as guidance.

(Aug 12 2011) - CIVIL DISTURBANCES: EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT OF ARMY
U.S.A. -- This (1972) regulation (PDF) prescribes responsibilities, policy, and guidance for the Department of the Army in planning and operations involving the use of Army resources in the control of actual or anticipated civil disturbances. Basic authority is contained in DOD Directive 3025.12, Employment of Military Resources in the Event of Civil Disturbances. PROCEED TO -- 2-7 : Martial law ... of this document

(Aug 12 2011) - Grounded Stealth Fighter Jocks Could Lose Clearance to Fly
U.S.A. -- The U.S. Air Force's most advanced stealth fighters have been grounded for so long that pilots of the F-22 Raptors are starting to run the risk of being disqualified from flying their assigned planes. Air Force requires pilots to fly a certain number of sorties in their aircraft every month, in order to stay fresh. If they don't fly for 210 days, the pilots lose their "currency," as it's known in military jargon. Then, they have to be retrained on their jets, nearly from scratch. The entire fleet of F-22 Raptors - the world's most advanced dogfighters - has been grounded since May 3, after problems were discovered with the planes' oxygen systems. So, too, is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet, which means that every stealth fighter in the U.S. inventory is currently out of commission.

(Aug 11 2011) - Electronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses
U.S.A. -- A hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could transform medical sensing, computer gaming and even spy operations, according to a US study published Thursday. The micro-electronics technology, called an epidermal electronic system (EES), was developed by an international team of researchers from the United States, China and Singapore, and is described in the journal Science. "It's a technology that blurs the distinction between electronics and biology," said co-author John Rogers, a professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

(Aug 11 2011) - Pentagon's Mach 20 Missile Lost Over Pacific - Again
U.S.A. -- For the second time in a row, the Pentagon has lost contact with an experimental hypersonic vehicle over the Pacific, just minutes after it was launched from space. The flight of the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 was hotly anticipated in military and aerospace circles. The HTV-2 was supposed to ride on the back of a rocket to the edge of space, where it would separate and scream through the atmosphere at 13,000 mph before splashing into the Pacific Ocean, about 4,100 miles and 30 minutes later.

(Aug 11 2011) - The Revitalized Eugenics Movement & the FDA's Role
U.S.A. -- On July 29, 2011 the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health sounded the population alarm bell in the international science journal, Science, advocating for international contraception efforts to be funded by wealthy countries. On August 1, 2011 the Obama administration announced its plan to force health insurers, beginning in 2013, to pay for "free" birth control for all U.S. women, including free birth control pills, morning after pills, sterilization, and any other "FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling."

(Aug 10 2011) - CIA, US Military Operating Inside Mexico's "Drug War"
HONG KONG -- The Mexican government acknowledged Sunday that US intelligence and military officials are deployed inside Mexico, but refused to confirm details of a published report on their role in the country's "drug war" for reasons of "national security." Mexico's National Security Council issued a statement August 7 in response to a front-page article in the New York Times which reported that the Obama administration has sent "new CIA operatives and retired military personnel" to the country and is "considering plans to deploy private security contractors" in an effort to escalate the bloody war against drug cartels.

(Aug 10 2011) - The U.S. Military's Plan for London-Like Riots
U.S.A. -- With British Prime Minister David Cameron authorizing the use of rubber bullets and water canons in wake of the turbulent London riots spreading through Britain, questions have been raised about how authorities in the U.S. would respond to a similar domestic disturbance threatening the nation's stability. According to National Journal's White House correspondent Marc Ambinder the U.S. already has a game plan in place. "If what happened in London ever happened in the US, the military has plans (doc) -- CONPLAN 3501 and 3502 -- to suppress the 'insurrection,' he tweeted ... "

(Aug 10 2011) - Hong Kong exchange trading disrupted as hackers target website
HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong stock exchange was forced to suspend trading in stocks including HSBC Holdings after hackers broke into the exchange's website on Wednesday, preventing investors from accessing company announcements made during the midday break. "Our current assessment that this is a result of a malicious attack by outside hacking," ...

(Aug 09 2011) - Entire U.S. Stealth Fighter Fleet Grounded
U.S.A. -- In past few decades, the U.S. Air Force has spent untold billions researching and developing a family of stealth fighter jets that are supposed to be generations ahead of any dogfighters in the sky. But after building more than 170 F-22 Raptors and a handful of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, not a single one is available for service. The Air Force currently has zero flyable stealth fighters. None. The vaunted F-22 has been grounded with a possibly faulty oxygen system since May. Production of the last few Raptors is even on hold, because ... the jets can't fly from the factory.

(Aug 07 2011) - DEA Agents Forced Into Combat Zones
WASH D.C. -- As the Obama administration ramps up the Drug Enforcement Administration's presence in Afghanistan, some special-agent pilots contend that they're being illegally forced to go to a combat zone, while others who've volunteered say they're not being properly equipped. In interviews with McClatchy Newspapers, more than a dozen DEA agents describe a badly managed system in which some pilots hav More..e been sent to Afghanistan under duress or as punishment for bucking their superiors. Such complaints, so far mostly arising from the DEA’s Aviation Division, could complicate the Obama administration’s efforts to send dozens of additional DEA agents to Afghanistan as part of a civilian and military personnel "surge" that aims to stabilize the country.

(Aug 04 2011) - TOP PEOPLE AND DRUGS
CHICAGO -- On 3 Agust 2011, it was reported that US government agents brought several tons of cocaine into the United States from Mexico. These federal agents then 'allowed' Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic the drugs. This is according to court documents filed in a US federal court. Chicago, home of David Headley, was used as a distribution point for the rest of the country. Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who is facing drug-trafficking charges in Chicago, is part of the Sinaloa drug gang. In April 2011, Zambada claimed to have been working with the U.S. government for years.

(Aug 04 2011) - Hackers infiltrate computer networks of thousands of companies
CALIFORNIA -- In what security experts believe may be the largest coordinated attack ever launched, hackers have for at least five years infiltrated the computer networks of thousands of companies, organizations and governments, stealing reams of intellectual property, military information and state secrets. The perpetrators probably belong to a government-sanctioned group from either Eastern Europe or East Asia, according to security analysts. The hackers not only broke in but remained embedded in the computer systems, quietly siphoning secret data for years.

(Aug 03 2011) - Massive Global Cyberattack Targeting U.S., U.N. Discovered ...
U.S.A. -- The world's most extensive case of cyber-espionage, including attacks on U.S. government and U.N. computers, was revealed Wednesday by online security firm McAfee, and analysts are speculating that China is behind the attacks. The spying was dubbed "Operation Shady RAT," or "remote access tool" by McAfee -- and it led to a massive loss of information that poses a huge economic threat, wrote vice president of threat research Dmitri Alperovitch.

(Aug 02 2011) - US gov't building hacker army for cyber war
LAS VEGAS -- The US National Security Agency hopes to hire a mass of "cyber warriors" this year, and another large group next year, to help the country fight the increasingly intense international cyber war, reports Reuters. To find new recruits, representatives from the NSA, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and NASA, will be attending the annual DEF CON hacker conference in Las Vegas, which takes place this weekend.

(Aug 01 2011) - Top drug trafficker claims U.S. made agreement to protect Cartel
U.S.A. -- The son of a heavy hitter in a powerful Mexican drug trafficking organization has filed explosive legal pleadings in federal court in Chicago accusing the US government of cutting a deal with the the "Sinaloa Cartel" that gave its leadership "carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago and the rest of the United States." The source of that allegation is Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, the son of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada Garcia - one of the purported top leaders of the Sinaloa drug-trafficking organization - a major Mexican-based importer of weapons and exporter of drugs.

(Jul 31 2011) - Computer hacking reveals Italian spying on Russia, India
ITALY -- Documents posted online by an anonymous hacker group point to extensive Italian espionage against Russian and Indian defense and energy deals. The hacked documents contain raw data and intelligence reports authored by officials in Italy's National Anti-Crime Computer Center for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CNAIPIC), an electronic security outfit operating under the auspices of the Italian National Police. It appears that Italian National Police servers were recently hacked by a group of international hackers calling itself Anonymous Hackers for Antisec Operation. On July 26, the group published over eight gigabytes of hacked CNAIPIC documents ...

(Jul 30 2011) - Men build small flying spy drone that cracks Wi-Fi and cell data
U.S.A. -- Built by Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins, the Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform (otherwise known as the WASP) is a flying drone that has a 6-foot wingspan, a 6-foot length and weighs in at 14 pounds. The small form factor of the unmanned aerial vehicle allows it to drop under radar and is often mistaken for a large bird. It was built from an Army target drone and converted to run on electric batteries rather than gasoline. It can also be loaded with GPS information and fly a predetermined course without need for an operator.

(Jul 28 2011) - Unseen comet's orbit indicates possible crash
CALIFORNIA -- A stream of dusty fragments from a comet born in the outermost reaches of the solar system (from the constellation Draco) has hit the Earth on a path that leads astronomers to conclude the comet itself could be "potentially hazardous" if it crashes into the planet. The comet's location is unknown, making it difficult to say when it will approach Earth, but "the orbits of the dust trail tells us that the comet is on a path that could eventually hit us," said Peter Jenniskens, an astronomer at the SETI Institute and the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View.

(Jul 25 2011) - Head of U.S. cyber agency resigns suddenly
U.S.A. -- The head of a U.S. agency that helps respond to cyber attacks resigned suddenly after several high-profile attacks on government computer systems but the Department of Homeland Security declined Monday to comment on the reason. Randy Vickers resigned as director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team Friday, according to an email from Roberta Stempfley, acting assistant secretary for cyber security and communications at Homeland Security, which was sent to some employees.

(Jul 25 2011) - The Feds SECRET 16.1 Trillion Loans
U.S.A. -- A one-time limited GAO audit of the Federal Reserve that was mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has uncovered some eye-popping corruption at the Fed and the mainstream media is barely even covering it. It turns out that the Federal Reserve made $16.1 trillion in secret loans to their bankster friends during the financial crisis. You can read a copy of the GAO investigation for yourself right here. These loans only went to the "too big to fail" banks and to foreign financial institutions. Not a penny of these loans went to small banks or to ordinary Americans.

(Jul 21 2011) - Hackers to FBI: 'We are not scared anymore'
U.S.A. -- Hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec, which had 16 of their alleged members arrested this week in the U.S. by the FBI, don't usually respond to statements written or made about them. But when the FBI's deputy assistant director gave an interview to NPR saying those arrests send "a message that chaos on the Internet is unacceptable," the hacking collective erupted, with a statement of its own:

(Jul 19 2011) - 16 Individuals Arrested in the U.S. for Alleged Roles in Cyber Attacks
WASH D.C. -- Fourteen individuals were arrested today by FBI agents on charges related to their alleged involvement in a cyber attack on PayPal's website as part of an action claimed by the group "Anonymous," announced the Department of Justice and the FBI. Two additional defendants were arrested today on cyber-related charges. The 14 individuals were arrested in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, and Ohio on charges contained in an indictment unsealed today in the Northern District of California in San Jose.

(Jul 18 2011) - 64 missile warheads stolen from Romanian train
BUCHAREST -- Authorities say they are investigating the theft of 64 missile warheads from a train transporting military equipment to Bulgaria. Interior ministry spokesman Marius Militaru said on Sunday the components are not dangerous on their own - only when integrated into missile systems. Prosecutors said on Monday they are investigating the theft. Railway workers on Saturday noticed the seals on a carriage door were broken, and it was not properly closed when the train reached Giurgiu, a Danube port that borders Bulgaria.

(Jul 18 2011) - POWER GRID TAMPERING WILL END AN ERA
U.S.A. -- A June 24th 2011 AP report states that there is a proposal in place to change the frequency various parts of the national electrical grid run at. The frequency differences will be minor, but will force an end to the national grid as we know it. The only way frequencies can be different at all in separate locations around the nation is to not have a grid at all. They are attempting to childishly play this down as something that will mess up clocks. But what it really means is that they are going to dismantle the national power grid entirely.

(Jul 17 2011) - Caught in DHS facial recognition dragnet
BOSTON -- John H. Gass hadn't had a traffic ticket in years, so the Natick resident was surprised this spring when he received a letter from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles informing him to cease driving because his license had been revoked. "I was shocked," Gass said in a recent interview. "As far as I was concerned, I had done nothing wrong."

(Jul 16 2011) - Bodyguard who killed Karzai's brother was trusted CIA contact
U.K. -- The bodyguard who assassinated President Hamid Karzai's brother had been working closely with US Special Forces and the CIA before he was recruited by the Taliban, raising fears over the Islamist movement's increasingly sophisticated intelligence apparatus which has managed to threaten the inner circles of power in Afghanistan. Sardar Mohammad, who shot Ahmed Wali Karzai at his home in Kandahar City on Tuesday, also held regular meetings with British officials, and had two brothers-in-law serving in a CIA-run paramilitary unit ...

(Jul 15 2011) - Pentagon Claims It Lost 24,000 Files In Cyber Attack
U.S.A. -- The Defense Department was the victim of a cyber attack that resulted in the loss of 24,000 files, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III disclosed Thursday. The attack, which happened in the spring, was perpetrated by "foreign intruders" and affected a defense contractor, Lynn said during a speech at the National Defense University, The Washington Post reported. Lynn did not identify the intruders, and said the theft was "data-related," Politico said.

(Jul 15 2011) - Is the U.S. Actively Pursuing Biological Weapons
U.S.A. -- Respected scientists on both sides of the Atlantic warned yesterday that the US is developing a new generation of weapons that undermine and possibly violate international treaties on biological and chemical warfare. The scientists, specialists in bio-warfare and chemical weapons, say the Pentagon, with the help of the British military, is also working on “non-lethal” weapons similar to the narcotic gas used by Russian forces to end last week’s siege in Moscow. They also point to the paradox of the US developing such weapons at a time when it is proposing military action against Iraq on the grounds that Saddam Hussein is breaking international treaties.

(Jul 15 2011) - UNITED NATIONS WORLD DRUG REPORT 2011
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME -- Globally, UNODC estimates that, in 2009, between 149 and 272 million people, or 3.3% to 6.1% of the population aged 15-64, used illicit substances at least once in the previous year. About half that number are estimated to have been current drug users, that is, having used illicit drugs at least once during the past month prior to the date of assessment. While the total number of illicit drug users has increased since the late 1990s, the prevalence rates have remained largely stable, as has the number of problem drug users, which is estimated at between 15 and 39 million.

(Jul 15 2011) - Bohemian Grove: Where the Elite Meet to Eat (and Conspire)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Debra Saunders complained that, because she is a woman, she wasn't invited to the upcoming Bohemian Club meeting which begins this Thursday at the Bohemian Grove retreat center an hour's drive north of San Francisco. Even if she were a man, she most likely still wouldn't be invited as she is not a member of the "elite." Founded just after the Civil War by Henry "Harry" Edwards as a private camp where bohemians - artists and writers - could go to relax and recuperate from the rigors of the work-a-day world, over time the club's membership evolved to include the rich and powerful, which now numbers over 2,400.

(Jul 11 2011) - Secret Weapons Now Beaming Into Your Skull
U.S.A. -- You'll find it hard to believe how many types of technology are being used on human minds today. We all know we're "steered" and "walled off" to some degree by influences around us, not the least of which is the media and the onslaught of its corporofascist disinformation and advertising arm. Deeper influences include so-called modern education and it's engineered dumbing-down of society for decades. Just look around you for how "well repeated" everything we're told has become, with the predominance of shallow Hollywood types and the gutless sing-song intonations and political correctness in society's language. But there's a lot more you need to know about electronic mind control and what it's doing to you and our world.

(Jul 11 2011) - Hackers claim they exposed Booz Allen Hamilton data
U.S.A. -- Hackers flying the AntiSec banner claimed today that they compromised a server at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and have released internal data, including about 90,000 military e-mail addresses. "We infiltrated a server on their network that basically had no security measures in place. We were able to run our own application, which turned out to be a shell and began plundering some booty," the hackers wrote in a message on the Pastebin file storage site.

(Jul 10 2011) - Bohemian Grove - men only
SAN FRANCISCO -- "Weaving Spiders Come Not Here" is the motto of San Francisco's Bohemian Club. The motto is supposed to represent the club's edict against doing business during its annual Bohemian Grove retreat, which commences Thursday on 2,700 acres 75 miles north of the city. As club spokesman and member Sam Singer explained, "It's a group of gentlemen who are really genuinely interested in arts, theater, jazz and rock 'n' roll." The retreat gives members a chance to "get away from work. It's forbidden to talk about or solicit business at the club or grove."

(Jul 09 2011) - The "War On Drugs" Is A $2.5 Trillion Racket
U.S.A. -- Anyone who researches the "War on Drugs" already knows that it has been a very costly disaster ... despite numerous reports and a mountain of evidence proving the utter failure of the War on Drugs, the Obama Administration has defended the effort and escalated the war. What many reports criticizing the War on Drugs fail to discuss is how successful the war has been at enriching the global financial elite. The War on Drugs, just like the War on Terror, is another criminal racket set up to benefit profiteering banks, military companies and the prison industrial complex at our tragic expense.

(Jul 09 2011) - Holder Lied -- Here's The Proof
OREGON -- New information indicates that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's actions are squarely behind the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) operation known as "Fast and Furious", which orchestrated the delivery of almost 2,000 weapons to Mexican drug cartels. Holder openly proclaimed his connection to the operation in April 2009 during a publicized speech in Mexico, then told a Congressional Committee in May 2011, "I probably heard of Fast and Furious the first time in the last few weeks."

(Jul 08 2011) - Government wiretaps increase by 34% in 2010
U.S.A. -- The number of wiretaps conducted by federal and state law enforcement in 2010 jumped 34 percent from the prior year, according to a new federal report. The 2010 Wiretap Report said federal and state courts approved 3,194 orders for intercepting wire, oral or electronic communications. That was up from the 2,376 intercepts approved in 2009.

(Jul 08 2011) - Official says pre-infected computer tech entering U.S.
WASH D.C. -- Confirming years of warnings from government and private security experts, a top Homeland Security official has acknowledged that computer hardware and software is already being imported to the United States preloaded with spyware and security-sabotaging components.

(Jul 07 2011) - Internet providers to act against online pirates
U.S.A. -- Consumers who illegally download copyrighted films, music or television shows might see their Internet speed slowed or access restricted under an industry anti-piracy effort announced on Thursday. U.S. Internet service providers, including Verizon Communications Inc, Comcast Corp, Time Warner Cable Inc, Cablevision Systems Corp and AT&T Inc agreed to alert customers, up to six times, when it appears their account is used for illegal downloading. Warnings will come as e-mails or pop-up messages.

(Jul 07 2011) - Google shuts down millions of websites
U.S.A. -- Over 11 million websites have been blacklisted and banned by Google. A massive block of websites registered for free through the co.cc subdomain have been silenced after the Internet giants have determined many of them to be unfit for the Web. Google's Matt Cutts writes on his Google Plus account that the company has the right to pull the plug on sites if they "see a very large fraction of sites on a specific freehost be spammy or low-quality."

(Jul 07 2011) - Yahoo condemned over plans to snoop on emails on behalf of advertisers
U.S.A.-- Internet giant Yahoo has been condemned over plans to snoop on emails in a 'blatant intrusion of privacy'. The US company provides an email service for thousands of Britons, including children, who will assume that the system is completely private. However, it has emerged that Yahoo has changed its small print terms and conditions to get permission to view and scan emails.

(Jul 07 2011) - Spies Want to Mine Your Tweets for Signs of the Next Tsunami
U.S.A. -- The intelligence community has seen the future, and the future is Google Trends. Actually, more like a highly sophisticated version of Google Trends, with Twitter and YouTube thrown in for good measure. Iarpa, the blue-sky research arm of the intelligence community, recently announced a new program that aims to monitor, collect and analyze publicly available data to predict future events. The Open Source Indicator Program would be so sensitive to changes in the zeitgeist that it could "beat the news," anticipating "political crises, disease outbreaks, economic instability, resource shortages and natural disasters" - to name a few.

(Jul 06 2011) - Coming Soon to an Airport Near You
U.S.A. -- If you fly within the United States in the future, keep your expression neutral, do not blink too much or too little, and do not sweat. Carefully maintain a normal respiration and heart beat as you submit to demands from Homeland Security agents. If you question or resist their demands, you could be detained as a pre-crime suspect, fined up to $11,000 and added to a No Fly list. On July 5, a headline in the bioethical news source BioEdge declared, "'Pre-crime' terrorist detector field tested in US." BioEdge explained that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finished initial testing of Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST), which is "designed to spot people who intend to commit a terrorist act."

(Jul 06 2011) - Cyberattacks take two Energy labs offline
U.S.A. -- Two Energy Department research facilities on opposite sides of the country have been taken offline by what one spokesman called a "sophisticated cyber attack." Officials became aware July 1 that the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., and the Thomas Jefferson Laboratory National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va., were under attack, PNNL spokesman Greg Koller said.

(Jul 06 2011) - Pilot of 'Cocain One' CD9 is Re-Re-Re Arrested
VANEZUELA -- One of the greatest escapes since the Great Houdini was locked in handcuffs and leg-irons, nailed inside a crate, and lowered to the bottom of New York's East River reached its conclusion two weeks ago, when a drug pilot who has escaped from custody in three different countries and eluded an international manhunt was arrested in a van with 70 kilos of cocaine in a parking lot at the Radisson Hotel in Caracas, Venezuela. Carmelo Vasquez-Guerra, the pilot on two of the most infamous and controversial drug flights of the past decade, was taken into custody by Venezuelan police without incident ...

(Jul 03 2011) - Aerospace Researcher Describes Unacknowledged Programs
U.S.A. -- Michael Schratt, aerospace researcher, describes how the government classifies different types of black budget programs and claims the core of the propulsion technology is derived from alien craft and the simple fact that so much money is pumped into developing technology in these unacknowledged deep black programs also contributes greatly to the advanced nature of these aerospace vehicles.

(Jul 02 2011) - WEATHER MODIFICATION : A Covert Weapon of Mass Destruction
U.S.A. -- Between 1962 and 1983, the United States Navy, the U.S. Weather Bureau and the National Science Foundation carried out an experimental research program that was yielding some success in moderating hurricanes. Project Stormfury was suspended, however, and eventually terminated for specious reasons. Commenting on an overview of The Stormfury Era by the Hurricane Research Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Dick Eastman, MS, MA, noted that the privatization of weather-related government agencies was a factor in the termination of this project:

(Jul 01 2011) - Are You Ready For An FBI Server Takedown ?
U.S.A. -- Dear customer: The FBI has taken our servers, hence your website--among about 160 others, including our own--is offline. And we don't know when they will be restored. That's the gist of what happened on June 21, 2011, when FBI agents seized hardware in an early morning raid on data center space in Reston, Va., leased by Switzerland-based DigitalOne. According to DigitalOne, the agents were supposed to remove only three servers, but many more were seized.

(Jul 01 2011) - Google faces "wire taping" case in the U.S
CALIFORNIA -- Google could be sued for scooping up data from open wi-fi networks after a US court ruling. A judge in San Francisco decided that the company's actions may have violated federal laws on wiretapping. Despite Google's attempts to have the lawsuit thrown out by repeatedly that anyone could have intercepted the wireless signals, the internet Giant could still face prosecution, as it had previously admitted collecting the data by mistake while gathering images for its Street View service.

(Jun 27 2011) - Protect Your Computer and Phone from Illegal Police Searches
SAN FRANCISCO -- Your computer, your phone, and your other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. Can police officers enter your home to search your laptop? Do you have to give law enforcement officials your encryption keys or passwords? If you are pulled over when driving, can the officer search your cell phone ? The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has answers to these questions in our new "Know Your Digital Rights" guide, including easy-to-understand tips on interacting with police officers and other law enforcement officials.

(Jun 27 2011) - KKR to Buy Top Web Hosting / Domain Reg - "Go Daddy"
U.S.A. -- If you haven't heard much about KKR (Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts and Co) its probably not your fault. Like many Pac Man style private equity groups gobbling up vast proportions of businesses in every sector ... They tend to be "publicity shy", and like to operate in the dark of night, with a cloak of anonymity. In other words, since they and other P.E.'s {Private Equity} own much of the media designed to inform us of these matters, its not hard to keep things on the QT.

(Jun 25 2011) - AT&T, Comcast & Other ISPs Introduce The 3 Strikes Law / Deal
U.S.A. -- Completely over the top, even compared to everything else we're up against: Entertainment industry sources are leaking that they've convinced Internet service providers to start restricting people's web access. If you're accused of downloading or streaming three files they'll consider messing with your Internet connection - and maybe even decide what sites you're allowed to visit.

(Jun 24 2011) - Hacker Data Release Reveals Feds (Massive) Domestic Spy Program(s)
U.S.A. -- Information leaked from government hacked websites reveal that the US domestic spy program has infiltrated every facet of our society both online and offline. The information revealed in the data leaks reveal that companies that we use on a daily basis and have come to rely on in our modern society, companies that we would never suspect, are in spying on us for the FBI. In fact a wide range of companies have been revealed to be spying on us ...

(Jun 24 2011) - PBS website hacked ... again
U.S.A. -- The PBS website has been hacked for the second time in a month, AP reports, as part of a wave of hacks that have affected companies like Sony, Nintendo and Lockheed Martin. The hackers defaced the site for the PBS program "Becoming American," and a "very small number" of administrative user names and encrypted passwords were stolen, according to PBS spokeswoman Anne Bentley. In late May, hackers broke into the PBS website and posted a story reporting that Tupac Shakur was alive, in retaliation for a "Frontline" story about WikiLeaks.

(Jun 23 2011) - Sinister Public-Private Partnership to Spy on Web Users
U.S.A. -- When President Eisenhower left office in 1960, he provided the American people with a warning. "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." Sixty years later, the military-industrial complex has been joined by another unprecedented centre of what has increasingly proven to be "misplaced power": the dozens of secretive firms known collectively as the intelligence contracting industry.

(Jun 22 2011) - Obama hands military new cyber war guidelines
WASH D.C. -- President Obama has signed executive orders that lay out how far military commanders around the globe can go in using cyber attacks and other computer-based operations against enemies and as part of routine espionage in other countries. The orders detail when the military must seek presidential approval for a specific cyber assault on an enemy and weave cyber capabilities into U.S. war fighting strategy, defense officials and cyber security experts told The Associated Press.

(Jun 21 2011) - FEMA Enforces Mandatory Evacuation of Minot, ND
NORTH DAKOTA -- Due to heavy rainfall releases from Lake Darling (ND) need to be increased, which may result in severe flooding in the City of Minot (Ward County) and rural areas. Current release levels at Lake Darling are at 9,000 cfs, & this will be increasing to 16,000 - 17,000 cfs on Wed., June 22. A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for all residents in the original evacuation zones. All residents in the original evacuation zones 1-9, need to be out of their homes by 10:00 p.m. CDT on June 22, with the possibility of additional areas being added to this evacuation order.

(Jun 21 2011) - Network Solutions Suffers DDoS Attack
U.S.A. -- Network Solutions on Monday apparently began suffering a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that left its customers unable to access DNS servers, hosted websites, servers, or email accounts. Reports of outages began appearing late on Monday, and by Tuesday the company was blaming a DDoS attack. "Some customers may see interruptions caused by a ddos distributed denial of service attack. Our network folks are working on it," said multiple posts to the Network Solutions Twitter feed on Tuesday morning.

(Jun 20 2011) - Top 10 Most Sinister PSYOPS Mission Patches
U.S.A. -- Mission patches are used by military and space organizations to identify, symbolize and describe a mission’s objectives and its crew. This tradition is also observed in the shady world of PSYOPS where each secret mission of the Pentagon gets its patch. These patches offer a rare glimpse into the Pentagon's secret operations and the symbolism on them is rather striking: ominous and cryptic phrases, dark occult symbolism, references to secret societies, and sometimes even a rather dark sense of humor. Here's the top 10 most sinister PSYOPS patches.

(Jun 20 2011) - TSA Now Storming Public Places 8,000 Times a Year
FLORIDA -- Americans must to decide if, in the name of homeland security, they are willing to allow TSA operatives to storm public places in their communities with no warning, pat them down, and search their bags. And they better decide quickly. Bus travelers were shocked when jackbooted TSA officers in black SWAT-style uniforms descended unannounced upon the Tampa Greyhound bus station in April with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and federal bureaucrats in tow.

(Jun 18 2011) - Implant chip can control thoughts, memories from one brain to another ?
CALIFORNIA -- Scientists working at the University of Southern California, home of the Department of Homeland Security's National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, have created an artificial memory system that allows thoughts, memories and learned behavior to be transferred from one brain to another.

(Jun 18 2011) - Sega becomes latest hacking victim
LONDON -- Video game developer Sega says it has been hacked, making it the latest in a string of games companies to be attacked. The company sent an email to users of the Sega Pass system on Friday to warn them that email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords had been stolen from online database. The email stressed that no financial information was at risk and that it has launched a probe into the extent of the breach.

(Jun 17 2011) - Memory Implant Gives Rats Sharper Recollection
CALIFORNIA -- Scientists have designed a brain implant that restored lost memory function and strengthened recall of new information in laboratory rats - a crucial first step in the development of so-called neuroprosthetic devices to repair deficits from dementia, stroke and other brain injuries in humans. Though still a long way from being tested in humans, the implant demonstrates for the first time that a cognitive function can be improved ...

(Jun 17 2011) - Hacker attacks show vulnerability of cloud computing
CALIFORNIA -- As hackers continue their rampage against the world's largest banks, defense contractors and technology companies, executives and government officials are confronting a sobering truth: The bad guys are winning. The seemingly unending string of high-profile attacks, most recently against Citigroup Inc. and Sony Corp., have shown that nearly every organization is vulnerable to a growing contingent of well-trained and agile attackers who are finding security holes faster than they can be plugged.

(Jun 17 2011) - Indiana county 'simulates' areosolized anthrax attack
INDIANA -- Emergency responders in Montgomery County, Indiana, recently staged an exercise aimed at preparing for a terrorist attack using aerosolized anthrax. The drill, which took place at the local Crawfordsville High School, simulated a scenario in which someone stole the county sanitarian's aerosol truck and used the equipment to spray anthrax at various locations in the area, according to ThePaper24-7.com.

(Jun 16 2011) - DEA still "In Denial" on America Drug-Lords
FLORIDA -- The criminal syndicate responsible for massive drug moves using two planes from St. Petersburg, Florida-a DC9 caught carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine and a Gulfstream II busted eighteen months later with four tons-include among its number at least two well-known Americans whose names have not previously surfaced. One is a man present at the inception of a political scandal which swirled for several decades around what was, at least until recently, the world's most infamous bank: BCCI, the Bank of Crooks & Criminals International.

(Jun 16 2011) - FEMA and a Special Intel Hub Announcement
U.S.A. -- The Intel Hub is making an announcement within this release based on information we have received from our sources. This announcement is not to be taken lightly, but at the same time should not dictate a panic either. Unfortunately at this time we are undergoing an investigation and are only able to provide a vague alert regarding the following statement released by FEMA dated June 9, 2011 ...

(Jun 16 2011) - What is Behind Facebook - A New World Order Agenda ?
U.S.A. -- The social networking website Facebook launched February 2004 and rose to the number one social networking spot in competition with Myspace. It doesn't take much forethought to realize that there are countless privacy pitfalls in a world where a near-endless stream of personal bits is indiscriminately posted, indefinitely stored, and quietly collected and analyzed by marketers, identity thieves, and professional government snoops in America and abroad. The public controversies that have erupted to date-Facebook's drastic terms of service changes and Google Buzz's forced sharing of email contacts are only the first snares in a rapidly growing thicket of social networking privacy issues.

(Jun 16 2011) - Citigroup Says 218,000 Affected by Hackers
HONG KONG -- Hackers stole information for 360,000 Citigroup Inc. U.S. credit card accounts in a recent data breach, although the actual number of customers affected was not much higher than originally reported, the bank said Wednesday. Citi said last week that about 1 percent of its credit card customers had account information hacked online but did not say exactly how many.

(Jun 16 2011) - North Korea Tests 'Super-EMP' Nuke
WASH D.C. -- Gary Samore, a top Obama administration national security official, warned of new sanctions if North Korea conducted a third round of nuclear tests on Monday, as reports surfaced that North Korea has miniaturized its nuclear warheads so they can be delivered by ballistic missile. North Korea's last round of tests, conducted in May 2009, appear to have included a "super-EMP" weapon, capable of emitting enough gamma rays to disable the electric power grid across most of the lower 48 states, says Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst and president of EMPact America, a citizens lobbying group.

(Jun 15 2011) - Hackers take down CIA website
WASH D.C. -- The CIA is looking into reports that its public website, cia.gov, was taken down by a group of Internet hackers called "lulzsecurity." At 5:48 pm on Wednesday evening a Twitter account called "lulzsec" or the "Lulz Boat" posted a message that said, "Tango down - cia.gov - for the lulz." An hour later, The Washington Times could still not get on the website cia.gov.

(Jun 15 2011) - Hackers call for Fed head to resign, attack gaming sites
WASH D.C. -- The hacktivist group known as Anonymous is calling for the resignation of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernake, while the eclectic bunch known as Lulz Security launched a series of cyber attacks on several gaming sites apparently just to irritate the gamers using them. In a four-and-a-half-minute video posted to YouTube, Anonymous expressed its chagrin that Bernake did not comply with the hacktivists' demand in March that he resign his position

(Jun 14 2011) - Hackers break into Senate computers
WASH D.C. -- The Senate's website was hacked over the weekend, leading to a review of all of its websites, in the latest embarrassing breach of security to hit a major U.S.-based institution. The loosely organized hacker group Lulz Security broke into a public portion of the Senate website but did not reach behind a firewall into a more sensitive portion of the network, Martina Bradford, the deputy Senate sergeant at arms, said on Monday.

(Jun 11 2011) - IMF Hacked in 'Sophisticated' Cyberattack
WASH D.C. -- As if the International Monetary Fund wasn't having enough trouble after the recent arrest of its managing director for sexual assault, it has now been the victim of a serious cyberattack. When you fold in the economic bailouts of Portugal, Greece, and Ireland, along with political unrest throughout the Arab world, you have the recipe for some serious turmoil. The cyberattack, which may have occurred over a period of months, has been described by senior IMF officials as "a very major breach."

(Jun 09 2011) - F-16 Crashes with nuclear or chemical weapons on board ?
WISCONSIN -- An F16 crashed in Wisconsin on Tuesday {YouTube.com}, causing the evacuation of residents within a one mile radius of the downed aircraft. Shocking eyewitness reports were broadcast live shortly after the crash with one witness claiming that the aircraft carried a nuclear or chemical weapon. The eyewitness, speaking to abc affiliate WISN, stated that he saw a different fighter jet flying circles around the crash site and that the crash was much louder than a sonic boom, more like an actual explosion. He then went on to say that some sort of munitions flew off the downed craft and hit a business close to ten miles away.

(Jun 09 2011) - Citigroup : Hackers accessed credit card data
HONG KONG -- Citigroup Inc. said Thursday that hackers accessed the credit card information of North American customers in an online security breach affecting about 200,000 accounts. The bank said it recently discovered during routine monitoring that account information for about 1 percent of customers was viewed. Citi has more than 21 million credit card customers in North America, according to its 2010 annual report.

(Jun 08 2011) - China Wants to Buy Chuncks of Idaho
IDAHO -- Thanks to the trillions of dollars that the Chinese have made flooding our shores with cheap products, China is now in a position of tremendous economic power. So what is China going to do with all of that money? One thing that they have decided to do is to buy up pieces of the United States and set up "special economic zones" inside our country from which they can continue to extend their economic domination. One of these "special economic zones" would be just south of Boise, Idaho and the Idaho government is eager to give it to them.

(Jun 06 2011) - CIA's Bin Laden Hunter Ordered to Stand Down 10 Times
U.S.A. -- Michael Scheuer, the former chief of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA's) Osama bin Laden unit, told the U.K. Daily Telegraph in a recent interview he was prevented from capturing or killing the terrorist by his superiors on at least 10 separate occasions. The 22-year CIA veteran-turned-whistle=blower resigned from the agency in 2004, disgusted by the government's lies surrounding the terror war. And he's been embarrassing the U.S. establishment ever since.

(Jun 06 2011) - One in four US hackers 'is an FBI informer'
U.K. -- The underground world of computer hackers has been so thoroughly infiltrated in the US by the FBI and secret service that it is now riddled with paranoia and mistrust, with an estimated one in four hackers secretly informing on their peers, a Guardian investigation has established. Cyber policing units have had such success in forcing online criminals to co-operate with their investigations through the threat of long prison sentences that they have managed to create an army of informants deep inside the hacking community.

(Jun 06 2011) - FBI partner attacked by hackers, passwords taken
LONDON -- Nearly 180 passwords belonging to members of an Atlanta-based FBI partner organization have been stolen and leaked to the Internet, the group confirmed Sunday. The logins belonged to members of the local chapter of InfraGard, a public-private partnership devoted to sharing information about threats to U.S. physical and Internet infrastructure, the chapter's president told The Associated Press. "Someone did compromise the website," InfraGard Atlanta Members Alliance President Paul Farley said in a brief email exchange.

(Jun 06 2011) - China's Turn to Be Hacked
CHINA -- China which frequently is accused of hacking Western government and corporate Web sites, may be getting a taste of its own medicine. In recent days, Vietnamese hackers uploaded messages on official Chinese sites, highlighting Vietnam’s longstanding claim to disputed oil-rich islands in the South China Sea. They featured an image of a rifle-toting Vietnamese Navy sailor in front of a monument that stands on one of the Vietnam-controlled Spratly islands, against a backdrop of a map of the South China Sea.

(Jun 03 2011) - Anonymous claims control of Iranian gov't servers
U.S.A. -- Hackers claiming to be part of protest group "Anonymous" published on Friday over 10,000 internal emails from the Iranian government's ministry of foreign affairs, as part of an ongoing campaign against the authoritarian regime. The emails were published to torrent file sharing website The Pirate Bay, along with usernames and passwords. Members also claimed they had taken control of the government's servers.

(Jun 01 2011) - The Federal Reserve Cartel: Part I: The Eight Families
U.S.A. -- The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP Amoco and Chevron Texaco); in tandem with Deutsche Bank, BNP, Barclays and other European old money behemoths. But their monopoly over the global economy does not end at the edge of the oil patch. According to company 10K filings to the SEC, the Four Horsemen of Banking are among the top ten stock holders of virtually every Fortune 500 corporation. So who then are the stockholders in these money center banks?

(Jun 01 2011) - DHS "Minority Report" Technology Identifies Criminals by Intention
WASH D.C. -- Minority Report is a 2002 futuristic sci-fi movie directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. The movie is set in the year 2054, when government claims it can predict a crime before it happens. A specialized police department, "PreCrime", apprehends criminals before they've actually committed the crime, based on foreknowledge provided by three psychics called "precogs". That is no longer the realm of science fiction. 2054 is here.

(May 30 2011) - Hackers crack PBS content system ...
U.S.A. -- PBS was attacked Sunday night by hackers who broke into their website's content management system and published a fake report claiming that slain rapper Tupac was alive and well in New Zealand. The hackers who claimed responsibility called their group "The Lulz Boat." In a message published to their Twitter account, they claimed the attack was a response to the documentary "WikiSecrets," which was aired last week by Frontline.

(May 29 2011) - Karzai issues 'last warning' to US over civilian deaths
AFGHANISTAN -- KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai called Sunday on the US military to avoid operations that kill civilians, saying it was his "last warning" to Washington after 14 people allegedly died in an air strike. Reacting to the alleged deaths of 10 children, two women and two men in an air strike Saturday in the southern province of Helmand, Karzai said such incidents were "murdering of Afghanistan's children and women." "The president called this incident a great mistake and the murdering of Afghanistan's children and women, and on behalf of the Afghan people gives his last warning to the US troops and US officials in this regard," his office said, adding that he "strongly condemned" the killings.

(May 29 2011) - Iran Moves to Disconnect its Internet From World
IRAN -- Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace from the rest of the world. The leadership in Iran sees the project as a way to end the fight for control of the Internet, according to observers of Iranian policy inside and outside the country. Iran, already among the most sophisticated nations in online censoring, also promotes its national Internet as a cost-saving measure for consumers and as a way to uphold Islamic moral codes.

(May 27 2011) - Google Flashes Eye-Tracking Tech To Boost Its Ads
U.S.A. -- Google (GOOG) sees eyes as a key to boosting ad revenue on YouTube. The Web's search leader is using an eye-tracking research service to help advertisers make their ads more effective on its YouTube video site. Other companies, including rival Yahoo (YHOO), also use biometric monitoring services that measure the effects of ads on human elements such as eye movement and heart rate, in an effort to claim a larger slice of the online ad pie.

(May 27 2011) - Hackers penetrate U.S. defense contractor - Lockheed Martin
U.S.A. -- Reuters is reporting that unknown {suspected} hackers have broken into the networks of Lockheed Martin and other major defense contractors and may have gained access to sensitive information on present and future weapons systems. Reuters had reported earlier on Friday that "Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon's No. 1 supplier, is experiencing a major disruption to its computer systems that could be related to a problem with network security." The disruption began last Sunday, when security experts detected an intrusion.

(May 26 2011) - From a Nation of Laws to Making Laws in Secret
WASH D.C. -- Some defendants are no longer allowed to see the "secret evidence" which the government is using against them. See this and this. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that judges can throw out cases because they don't like or believe the plaintiff ... even before anyone has had the chance to conduct discovery to prove their case. In other words, judges' secret biases can be the basis for denying people their day in court, without even having to examine the facts. Claims of national security are being used to keep the shenanigans of the biggest banks an corporations secret, and to crush dissent. But this essay focuses on something else: the fact that the laws themselves are now being kept secret.

(May 25 2011) - There's a Secret Patriot Act, Senator Says
WASH D.C. -- You think you understand how the Patriot Act allows the government to spy on its citizens. Sen. Ron Wyden says it's worse than you know. Congress is set to reauthorize three controversial provisions of the surveillance law as early as Thursday. Wyden (D-Oregon) says that powers they grant the government on their face, the government applies a far broader legal interpretation - an interpretation that the government has conveniently classified, so it cannot be publicly assessed or challenged. But one prominent Patriot-watcher asserts that the secret interpretation empowers the government to deploy "dragnets" for massive amounts of information on private citizens; the government portrays its data-collection efforts much differently.

(May 24 2011) - Feds to Mandate Black Box on all New Cars
WASH D.C. -- The Feds will mandate next month that all new cars be fitted with a black box, according to news reports. So-called black boxes record information about speed, seat belt use and brake application. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been involved in the use of black boxes since their introduction. In 2006, the safety administration encouraged but did not require automobile manufacturers to install the systems ...

(May 24 2011) - Defense Employees Told to Report Suspicious Activities
U.S.A. -- A new counterintelligence directive requires all Department of Defense personnel to report a wide range of suspicious activities and behavior to counterintelligence officials. The directive effectively deputizes millions of military and civilian employees of the Department as counterintelligence agents or informants. If they do not report any of the specified activities, they themselves could be subject to punitive action. "Potential FIE [Foreign Intelligence Entity] threats to the DoD, its personnel, information, materiel, facilities, and activities, or to U.S. national security shall be reported by DoD personnel," the new directive states.

(May 24 2011) - Number of US Militia Groups Rises
U.S.A. -- The number of Militia groups grew to 824 groups in 2010 from 512 the previous year, an increase of 61 percent, said the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which is based in Montgomery, Alabama. Frustration over the economy, resentment over the country's changing demographics and fear that President Barack Obama's government aims to curb gun freedoms helps explain the growth in patriot militia groups, said SPLC spokesman Booth Gunter.

(May 23 2011) - White House Beefs Up Online Rapid Response
WASH D.C. -- The Obama administration has created and staffed a new position tucked inside their communications shop for helping coordinate rapid response to unfavorable stories and fostering and improving relations with the progressive online community. "This week, Jesse Lee will move from the new media department into a role in the communications department as Director of Progressive Media & Online Response," read an internal memo from Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer ...

(May 23 2011) - Long Distance Facial Recognition
U.S.A. -- Ever heard of a company called Digital Signal Corporation ? Neither had I. Well, remember the movie "Minority Report," how cameras everywhere would scan Tom Cruise, instantly recognizing him to either welcome him into the shopping mall or send the cops after him ? The same sort of facial recognition technology is exactly what Digital Signal Corporation is into-except these guys are for real. Marketwire recently reported that DSC received $15 million to develop three dimensional long-range biometric facial recognition technology.

(May 23 2011) - Pentagon, Homeland Security Collaborate on Cybersecurity
WASH D.C. -- In line with an agreement between the department secretaries last fall and a recently released White House proposal, the Defense Department is sharing cybersecurity information, capabilities and expertise with the Homeland Security Department, a Pentagon official said today. Robert J. Butler, deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, was among four senior officials who testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs today about the Obama administration's legislative proposal to protect the nation's computer networks.

(May 18 2011) - Does a CIA "Asset" Own the bin Laden Compound ?
PAKISTAN -- Apart from the extreme height of the walls and the barbed wire with which they were topped, there was nothing particularly distinctive about the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden was reported to have lived and died. Located in the area of town known as Bilal Town, the now infamous walled three-story dwelling seems to more or less blend in with the other middle-class homes as revealed in the myriad satellite photos published in the aftermath of the events of May 1.

(May 17 2011) - White House International Strategy for Cyberspace [PDF]
WASH D.C. -- Too often, such principles are characterized as incompatible with effective law enforcement, anonymity, the protection of children and secure infrastructure. In reality, good cybersecurity can enhance privacy, and effective law enforcement targeting widely-recognized illegal behavior can protect fundamental freedoms. The rule of law - a civil order in which fidelity to laws safeguards people and interests; brings stability to global markets; and holds malevolent actors to account internationally - both supports our national security and advances our common values.

(May 16 2011) - US outlines global plan for cyberspace
WASH D.C. -- The Obama administration laid out plans Monday to work aggressively with other nations to make the Internet more secure, enable law enforcement to work closely on cybercrime and ensure that citizens everywhere have the freedom to express themselves online. And in the strongest terms to date, the White House made it clear the U.S. will use its military might to strike back if it comes under a cyberattack that threatens national security.

(May 10 2011) - Cellphones to get disaster alerts
WASH D.C. -- After more than five years of planning, a national emergency alert system that will send messages to cellphones during disasters is set to be launched in New York City and Washington by the end of year. The chairman of the FCC, Julius Genachowski, said the Commercial Mobile Alert System will direct messages to cellphones in case of a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or other serious emergency. The plan was approved by Congress in 2006. Genachowski and the FEMA's administrator, Craig Fugate, said the new system will be selective.

(May 08 2011) - Schumer Calls For 'Do Not Ride' List For Amtrak
NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) -- Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for better rail security now that the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound has turned up plans to attack trains in the U.S. "Anyone, even a member of al-Qaida could purchase a train ticket and board an Amtrak train without so much as a question asked," Schumer said. "So that's why I'm calling for the creation of an Amtrak no ride list. That would take the secure flight program and apply it to Amtrak trains."

(May 06 2011) - The U.S. Secret Service is following you on Twitter
U.S.A. -- The U.S. Secret Service launched an official Twitter account this week, with plans to use the social media site to promote its visibility and investigative work. The federal agency charged with protecting the nation's highest government officials will use the account to "highlight the investigative missions, press releases, and distribute information to communities hosting national special security events, to explore Secret Service history and promote any recruiting opportunities," said Secret Service spokesman Max Milien.

(May 05 2011) - DARPA's Automated Video Surveillance Will End Public Anonymity
U.S.A. -- To be in public is to be on camera, but most video footage is discarded, as only so much can be sorted and analyzed -- until now. DARPA has created a technology that can index and analyze video in real-time, marking the end of anonymity in public places. In 2008, DARPA, the US military's elite group of pocket protector warriors, began soliciting the tech industry to develop technologies that would allow computers to sort through and index surveillance footage from the military's fleet of drones, satellites, and miscellaneous other super secret spy cameras.

(May 03 2011) - U.S. awards grant for Ebola and Marburg vaccine
TEXAS -- Researchers from Texas Biomed, the Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University were recently awarded $5.4 million by the U.S. Gov to develop an experimental vaccine for use against the Ebola & Marburg hemorrhagic viruses. The vaccine utilizes noninfectious small portions of the viruses to trigger an immune response, according to MySanAntonio.com. It has so far been proven safe & effective and is ready to be tested in nonhuman primates before being tested in humans.

(May 02 2011) - See Through Walls Back Pack for Student Spy's ?
U.S.A. -- Cambridge Consultants' Prism through-wall radar product line has been around for a few years ... using ultra-wideband signals the device is able to see through walls made of wood, concrete or bricks and provide a 3-D view of human movement and positions from front, side and overhead angles, making it easier to determine a threat situation before entering a building. And because the latest version is one of the smallest and lightest yet, it can easily be hidden in a backpack allowing someone to simply lean back against a wall while wearing it to glean useful tactical info.

(May 01 2011) - The Strange World of NSA Mind Control
U.S.A. -- The surveillance society is a secretive apparatus of intrusion and deception. An enigma within a disinformation perception of reality is at the core all activities of spooks. One of the most pervasive and all reaching agencies is the NSA. The National Security Administration officially is a cryptologic intelligence agency whose primary function is Signals Intelligence Directorate (SID), which produces foreign signals intelligence information, and the Information Assurance Directorate (IAD), which protects U.S. information systems. The General Accounting Office defines the nature of the structure of the NSA.

(Apr 29 2011) - FEMA envisions erecting Responder Support Camps following ... disasters
U.S.A. -- On the very day that a string of devastating tornadoes leveled wide swaths of several southern states, FEMA announced its intention to hire one or more commercial contractors who could establish "Responder Support Camps" in five geographic areas of the country that would help accelerate the process of providing disaster relief following future tornadoes, other natural disasters or ACTS OF TERRORISM. FEMA issued a presolicitation notice on April 28, which briefly described the Responder Support Camps it has in mind, and promised to issue its formal solicitation on or about May 20.

(Apr 29 2011) - DARPA head praises social media, calls for better analytics
U.S.A. -- Social media was praised as a powerful data collection tool by the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on April 27 at a forum in Orlando, FL, sponsored by an international society for optics and photonics called SPIE. DARPA Director Regina Dugan emphasized the importance of social media in communication in today's world. Evidence of that, she noted, can be found in the role services such as Twitter and Facebook have played in recent political actions around the world.

(Apr 29 2011) - Verizon to put location-tracking warning sticker on phones
NEW YORK -- In the wake of a giant brouhaha over the news that Apple's iPhones record and store users' locations, Verizon Wireless says it will start slapping 'we can track you!' warning stickers on its products. Verizon's announcement came in the form of a letter to Representatives Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, and Joe Barton, a Texas Republican. In March, they asked the four major wireless carriers to explain how and why they track mobile location data.

(Apr 29 2011) - FBI Doc's Provide Details on Gov. Surveillance Spyware
U.S.A. -- EFF recently received documents from the FBI that reveal details about the depth of the agency's electronic surveillance capabilities and call into question the FBI's controversial effort to push Congress to expand the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) for greater access to communications data. The documents discuss a tool called a "web bug" or a "Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier" (CIPAV), which seems to have been in use since at least 2001.

(Apr 28 2011) - New California Bill Calls for GMO Labeling
CALIFORNIA -- California Assembly member Jared Huffman and Ocean Conservancy's George Leonard appeared before the Assembly Committee on Health Tuesday to discuss AB 88, which would require any genetically engineered fish sold in California to be clearly labeled. This is a timely bill, as the FDA comes ever closer to approving the first genetically engineered fish, GE Salmon, despite receiving over than 360,000 public comments against the genetically modified fish. Leonard says, "AB 88 is critically important legislation for all Californians," not only because of questions about genetically modified food's long term health effects but because of the risk that farmer GE salmon pose to wild salmon.

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(Apr 25 2011) - Mexican Narco-Trafficker's Revelation(s)
U.S.A. -- Trail of Government Intrigue Leads Back to Cocaine Jet That Crashed in Mexico's Yucatan : A high-level player with one of the most notorious narco-trafficking organizations in Mexico, the Sinaloa "cartel," claims that he has been working with the U.S. government for years, according to pleadings filed recently in federal court in Chicago. That player, Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, is the son of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada Garcia - one of the purported top leaders of the Sinaloa drug-trafficking organization. Zambada Niebla was arrested in Mexico in March 2009 and last February extradited to the United States to stand trial on narco-trafficking-related charges.

(Apr 24 2011) - No Place to Hide: With the Internet and New Smartphone(s)
U.S.A. -- Earlier this month, New Scientist reported that "a new way of working out where you are by looking at your internet connection could pin down your current location to within a few hundred metres." Although similar techniques are already in use, they are not very accurate in terms of closing the surveillance trap. "Every computer connected to the web has an internet protocol (IP) address, but there is no simple way to map this to a physical location," reporter Jacob Aron informs us. "The current best system can be out by as much as 35 kilometres."

(Apr 22 2011) - State Dept. wants to make it harder to get a passport
U.S.A. -- The U.S. Department of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for some passport applicants: The proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history including employers' and supervisors names, addresses, and telephone numbers; personal details of all siblings; mother's address one year prior to your birth; any "religious ceremony" around the time of birth; and a variety of other information. According to the proposed form, "failure to provide the information requested may result in ... the denial of your U.S. passport application."

(Apr 20 2011) - iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go
U.S.A. -- Security researchers have discovered that Apple's iPhone keeps track of where you go - and saves every detail of it to a secret file on the device which is then copied to the owner's computer when the two are synchronised. The file contains the latitude and longitude of the phone's recorded coordinates along with a timestamp, meaning that anyone who stole the phone or the computer could discover details about the owner's movements using a simple program.

(Apr 19 2011) - Feds to Supreme Court: Allow Warrantless GPS Monitoring
WASH D.C. -- The Obama administration is urging the Supreme Court to allow the government, without a court warrant, to affix GPS devices on suspects' vehicles to track their every move. The Justice Department, saying "a person has no reasonable expectation of privacy in his movements from one place to another," is demanding the justices undo a lower court decision that reversed the conviction and life sentence of a cocaine dealer whose vehicle was tracked via GPS for a month without a court warrant.

(Apr 19 2011) - ACLU: Michigan cops stealing drivers' phone data
MICHIGAN -- The Michigan State Police have started using handheld machines called "extraction devices" to download personal information from motorists they pull over, even if they're not suspected of any crime. Naturally, the ACLU has a problem with this. The devices, sold by a company called Cellebrite, can download text messages, photos, video, and even GPS data from most brands of cell phones. The handheld machines have various interfaces to work with different models and can even bypass security passwords and access some information.

(Apr 17 2011) - Former Secret Chemtrail Facility Revealed
ARIZONA -- In early 2010, Shepard Ambellas interviewed a whistleblower from inside the Evergreen Air Facility. For those who do not know, many researchers believe that Evergreen Air is a CIA front company for chemtrail operations within the United States, weapons and arms dealing, drug running and rendition tortures. The whistleblower provided the Intel Hub staff with documentation to prove his employment at the facility located in Pinal County Arizona.

(Apr 15 2011) - Sinaloa Drug Cartel protected by Mexican & U.S. Govt's
U.S.A. -- Recent testimony by captured drug cartel leader Vicente Zambada in Federal Court points to DEA and FBI protection and collaboration with one of the most dangerous and powerful criminal organizations in the world: the Sinaloa Drug Cartel. South of the border, a brave Mexican journalist exposes how the Mexican government not only protects the Sinaloa Drug Cartel, but also works as an ally to eliminate their rivals and competitors.

(Apr 14 2011) - White House draft bill expands DHS cyber responsibilities
WASH D.C. -- Under a White House plan, the Homeland Security Department will have far-reaching oversight over all civilian agency computer networks. The proposal would codify much of the administration's memo from July 2010 expanding DHS's cyber responsibilities for civilian networks. The White House, however, is taking those responsibilities further, according to a source familiar with the document. The administration drafted a legislative proposal to give DHS many, if not all, of the same authorities for the .gov networks that the Defense Department has for the .mil networks.

(Apr 14 2011) - RFID Chips Track Hotel Towels and Bathrobes
HAWAII -- Radio frequency identification (RFID) tech has been employed in some pretty noble causes, like tracking timber to curb illegal logging and tagging animals for study and to better manage their habitats. And now that RFID has criminal-types like poachers and illegal loggers looking over their shoulders, it's now being deployed against a far more prevalent kind of criminal: you. Three hotels in Honolulu, Miami, and NYC have employed a new kind of washable RFID tag to keep you from stealing their towels, linens, and plush terrycloth bathrobes.

(Apr 14 2011) - Linking to other 'Pay Sites' gets you locked up
U.S.A. -- Brian McCarthy ran a website, channelsurfing.net, that linked to various sites where you could watch online streams of TV shows and sports networks. A couple months ago, the government seized his domain name and on Friday they arrested him and charged him with criminal copyright infringement -- punishable by five years in prison.

(Apr 14 2011) - Record number of vulnerabilities patched by Microsoft
U.S.A. -- A new record for security patches released in a single day was set by Microsoft on April 12. On what has become known as "Patch Tuesday" -- the second Tuesday of every month -- the software behemoth released 17 security bulletins addressing 64 vulnerabilities. Nine of the bulletins were deemed "critical;" eight of them, "important." In addition to the raft of patches, Microsoft also released two tools to counter computer infections.

(Apr 13 2011) - DARPA's new telescope could see the aliens on Mars
U.S.A. -- DARPA-developed Space Surveillance Telescope is supposed to see objects in deep space like no ground-based system before it. You can bet that if there are little red aliens running around on Mars or spaceships patrolling other planet in our solar system for that matter, a recently powered-up telescope built by the researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency might just be able to see them. The Air Force, which operates the DARPA-developed Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) says the telescope's design, featuring unique image-capturing technology ...

(Apr 09 2011) - UN Report Says HAARP Functions Like a Heavy Nuclear Device
U.N. -- ALEDIA CENTENO RODRIGUEZ, Frente Patriotico Arecibeno, {speaking to the United Nations} said her organization had spoken last year on the United States strategy to authorize a nuclear weapons production facility in Puerto Rico, in violation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons ... the HAARP patent papers also stated that the invention could "simulate and perform the same function as performed by the detonation of a heavy type nuclear device"

(Apr 06 2011) - Interpol chief calls for global electronic identity card system
WORLD -- The head of INTERPOL has emphasized the need for a globally verifiable electronic identity card (e-ID) system for migrant workers at an international forum on citizen ID projects, e-passports, and border control management. Speaking at the fourth Annual EMEA ID WORLD summit, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said that regulating migration levels and managing borders presented security challenges for countries and for the world that INTERPOL was ideally-placed to help address.

(Apr 05 2011) - Ozone depletion over Arctic at record level
GENEVA -- Depletion of the ozone layer over the Arctic has reached record levels, and Nordic countries will have to watch for higher than normal ultraviolet radiation in coming weeks, the UN weather agency said Tuesday. The Arctic ozone layer suffered a loss of about 40 percent from the beginning of winter to late March, up from the previous record of about 30 percent over the entire winter, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

(Apr 05 2011) - 1861 Law May Help U.S. Army Operate Under Shutdown
U.S.A. -- As the U.S. Army and the other military services face the prospect of a government shutdown by the end of the week, they are looking to the Civil War Era "Feed and Forage Act," for potential authorities to continue operations, according to Army budget officials. To make sure that soldiers in the field are spared the impacts of a government shutdown, the Army is researching what provisions of the Feed and Forage Act of 1861 would apply in these circumstances, Barbara Bonessa, deputy director for the Army budget said in interview April 1.

(Apr 04 2011) - DoD to begin phasing out SSNs on ID cards
U.S.A. -- The Defense Department will begin the second phase of its plan to reduce its reliance on Social Security numbers this summer, removing the printed numbers from servicemembers' military identity cards. Starting June 1, DoD will begin to print Common Access Cards (CACs) with a new, unique identification number instead of the cardholder's Social Security Number, a Pentagon spokeswoman said. The military also will issue a second, 11-digit benefits number to cardholders who are entitled to military benefits such as commissaries and healthcare services.

(Apr 03 2011) - US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs
U.S.A. -- On 10 April 2006, a DC-9 jet landed in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, on the Gulf of Mexico, as the sun was setting. Mexican soldiers, waiting to intercept it, found 128 cases packed with 5.7 tons of cocaine, valued at $100m. But something else - more important and far-reaching - was discovered in the paper trail behind the purchase of the plane by the Sinaloa narco-trafficking cartel - {Now in Porterville}. During a 22-month investigation by agents from the US DEA, the IRA and others, it emerged that the cocaine smugglers had bought the plane with money they had laundered through one of the biggest banks in the United States: Wachovia, now part of the giant Wells Fargo.

(Apr 02 2011) - Electric shock at the hands of the CIA's evil doctor
LONDON -- Desperate now, my parents decided to send me away to St Thomas' Hospital in London, to enter one of the special wards belonging to the Department of Psychological Medicine. And once there I was placed under the care of world-famous psychiatrist William Sargant. I was 14. Now, more than 20 years after his death, Sargant is notorious for his work for MI5 and the CIA, particularly its covert MK-ULTRA mind control programme. Even then, Sargant was a world expert on brainwashing. Here's Another Take ...

(Apr 01 2011) - Issa subpoenas ATF for Project Gunrunner doc's
WASH D.C. -- Top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa is subpoenaing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for documents on Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious after the agency missed a Wednesday deadline for producing the documents. "The unwillingness of this administration - most specifically the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms - to answer questions about this deadly serious matter is deeply troubling," Issa said in a statement.

(Mar 29 2011) - DARPA Wants a Security System that Records Genomic {DNA} Changes
U.S.A. -- DARPA ostensibly wants such a technology to protect intellectual property. Genomes (and specific genes) are now bio-commodities, and patented microbes and the genes therein are the property of those who create them. A tool like CLIO would help protect patented genes from misuse as well as to help competitors prove that they are not infringing on another lab's IP. DARPA also wants CLIO to devise a way to encrypt a genome so it can't be stolen by rival researchers or (and now perhaps we get to the heart of the DoD's interest) rival states.

(Mar 26 2011) - Cell Phones Tracking Your Every Move
U.S.A. -- A favorite pastime of Internet users is to share their location: services like Google Latitude can inform friends when you are nearby; another, Foursquare, has turned reporting these updates into a game. In a six-month period - from Aug 31, 2009, to Feb. 28, 2010, Deutsche Telekom had recorded and saved his longitude and latitude coordinates more than 35,000 times.

(Mar 25 2011) - Govt tightens lid on dolphin death probe
BILOXI -- The U.S. government is keeping a tight lid on its probe into scores of unexplained dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast, possibly connected to last year's BP oil spill, causing tension with some independent marine scientists. Wildlife biologists contracted by the National Marine Fisheries Service to document spikes in dolphin mortality and to collect specimens and tissue samples for the agency were quietly ordered late last month to keep their findings confidential.

(Mar 18 2011) - Elites Escaping to Safe Zone in India ?
INDIA -- It seems that India has caught the fancy of American trillionaire David Rockefeller. We have learnt that the 96-year-old, head of one of the biggest American business dynasties, is currently in the country with his family and is travelling all over North India. We hear that the honcho landed in Delhi with more than two dozen relatives, including his children and grandchildren.

(Mar 18 2011) - FEMA plans earthquake disaster drill on New Madrid quake
REGION 6 : ARKANSAS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said its plans to conduct a national-level earthquake response drill in the Midwest months ago has taken on new emphasis in light of the disaster in Japan. FEMA's Region 6 will partner with the state of Arkansas in a catastrophic earthquake exercise on May 16-19 that will directly involve at least three other FEMA regions, several states and federal partners throughout the U.S., it said on March 17. The National Level Exercise 2011 (NLE 2011) will simulate catastrophic major earthquake in the central United States region of the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ).

(Mar 18 2011) - Hamas-associated CAIR applauded by White House
WASH D.C. -- White House officials have applauded advocacy efforts by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, even though top FBI managers refuse to meet its leaders, the council has been judged by courts to have been associated with the Islamic terror group Hamas, and several of its employees and members have been jailed or expelled for jihadi-related terrorist offenses since 2001.

(Mar 17 2011) - 8 out of 10 illegal aliens in 2010 never prosecuted
WASH D.C. -- An illegal alien apprehended by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency during the last fiscal year had an estimated 84 percent chance of never being prosecuted, according to figures compiled by the office of Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas). Culberson submitted the figures for the record during a hearing Wednesday of the House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security.

(Mar 15 2011) - White House wants new copyright law crackdown
WASH D.C. -- The White House today proposed sweeping revisions to U.S. copyright law, including making "illegal streaming" of audio or video a federal felony and allowing FBI agents to wiretap suspected infringers. In a 20-page white paper (PDF), the Obama administration called on the U.S. Congress to fix "deficiencies that could hinder enforcement" of intellectual property laws.

(Mar 14 2011) - Human GPS Microchipping: Embrace it or ban it ?
U.S.A. -- Who are you? Where are you? What have you done ? Tiny GPS microchips with your personal info can be slipped under your skin, leaving you lighter, ID tossed in the shredder. But wait ... is this a sensible techno-transfusion? An H+ enhancement that liberates us from Luddite wallets crammed with primitive currency and dozens of stupid, unwieldy cards? Or is it ... dangerous? Biblical apocalyptics say it is the "Mark of the Beast" - they think microchipping is mandated in the health care reform of Barack Obama, aka "The Anti-Christ."

(Mar 14 2011) - Secret probes of online users OK'd by court
VIRGINIA -- Government investigators can secretly obtain personal information about online users without violating federal law a magistrate judge in Alexandria, VA, ruled March 11. The ruling came in a case involving three Twitter punters being probed by the U.S. Department of Justice over sensitive documents spilled to the whistle blowing Web site WikiLeaks.

(Mar 14 2011) - Rush to Fix Quake-Damaged Undersea Cables
BEIJING -- Asia's major telecom operators scrambled Monday to eliminate the impact on their operations from damage to several submarine cables following the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Many operators were reporting some disruptions in Internet access, though the partial restoration of service was accomplished by rerouting traffic over undamaged cables and via satellites. About half of the existing cables running across the Pacific are damaged and "a lot of people are feeling a little bit of slowing down of Internet traffic going to the United States," ...

(Mar 11 2011) - Michigan bill would impose "financial martial law"
MICHIGAN -- Michigan lawmakers are on the verge of approving a bill that would enable the governor to appoint "emergency managers" -- officials with unilateral power to make sweeping changes to cities facing financial troubles. Under the legislation, the Michigan Messenger reports, the governor could declare a "financial emergency" in towns or school districts. He could then appoint a manager to fire local elected officials, break contracts, seize and sell assets, eliminate services - and even eliminate whole cities or school districts without any public input.

(Mar 09 2011) - DHS Undercover 'Porn' Web Site Derailed By Hosting Firm
MASSACHUSETTS -- In an aggressive bid to entice prospective "sex tourists," the Department of Homeland Security last year launched an undercover web site that purported to arrange trips from the U.S. to Canada, where clients could engage in sexual activity with minors, The Smoking Gun has learned. The "Precious Treasure Holiday Company" web site was active until a few weeks ago when its Massachusetts-based web hosting firm removed the site from its servers, apparently in response to a complaint about its content. Now, visitors to precioustreasureholidaycompany.com {Please don't go there} are greeted with the message, "This site has been suspended."

(Mar 09 2011) - North Korea Nears Completion of Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb
WASH D.C. -- North Korea appears to be protesting the joint U.S. and South Korean military maneuvers by jamming Global Positioning Devices in the south, which is a nuisance for cell phone and computers users -- but is a hint of the looming menace for the military ... the North is believed to be nearing completion of an electromagnetic pulse bomb that, if exploded 25 miles above ground would cause irreversible damage to electrical and electronic devices such as mobile phones, computers, radio and radar, experts say.

(Mar 08 2011) - Army, CIA, Canadians to train at Fort Leavenworth
KANSAS -- Army officials are preparing to conduct what they say is a rare training event involving the U.S. military, the CIA, Canadian officers and other government agencies. The Joint Intermediate Staff Planning Exercise will be held March 21-25 at Fort Leavenworth's Lewis and Clark Center, home of the Army Command and General Staff College. The weeklong event is designed to encourage participants to confront the challenges and uncertainties of joint, interagency and multinational operations.

(Mar 05 2011) - Homeland Security Delays Launch of 'Real ID' - Again
WASH D.C. -- States facing a federal deadline in May to launch a controversial program to tighten security requirements for driver's licenses got another reprieve Friday when the DHS delayed for the third time enactment of the 2005 law by 21 months to Jan 2013. DHS officials said the deadline was extended because most states would not be able to meet all the federal requirements of the so-called Real ID Act by May 11, partly because of the economic downturn and uncertainty about congressional action on a proposal to modify the law.

(Mar 04 2011) - CIA chief nailed for sex crimes and cocaine
WASH D.C. -- An official with the Central Intelligence Agency, was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in federal prison. The charges were: abusive sexual contact and unlawful use of cocaine while in possession of a firearm. Andrew Warren, 43, pleaded guilty to the charges in June 2010 and was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the U.S. District Court Judge Ellen S. Huvelle. Judge Huvelle also sentenced Warren to 10 years of supervised release following his prison term.

(Mar 03 2011) - CIA site goes offline
SECRET LOCATION -- The Web site for the Central Intelligence Agency mysteriously went offline late in the afternoon on March 3 and remained offline for most of the morning of March 4. Asked if the site had been the target of a denial of service attack, a spokesperson for the agency told Government Security News :"As you know, Web sites sometimes exhibit technical difficulties. Our folks are looking into it."

(Mar 01 2011) - FACEBOOK Release your info AGAIN
WORLD -- Facebook is reportedly moving forward with plans to provide third-party developers and external websites with access to the home addresses and cellphone numbers of its members. The social networking site originally announced the feature in its Developer Blog in January only to incur serious public outcry over security concerns. Within three days of the announcement, Facebook suspended the feature until the hype died down, only to reintroduce it today.

(Feb 28 2011) - Biometric ID Begins In California for Anyone Arrested
CALIFORNIA -- As of last week, any person arrested and fingerprinted in California will now undergo an automatic immigration check. Biometric security measures are in widespread use, yet many issues are still debated - including privacy concerns. In this article, we are going to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of biometric security measures from both a technical and a social perspective.

(Feb 22 2011) - Fusion Centers facing growing pains
U.S.A. -- [ FUSION CENTER LOCATIONS ] The federal government is not adapting fast enough to the ever-changing threats to homeland security. From cyber threats to homegrown terrorism, the challenges law enforcement face today are vastly different from those of the past. Bart Johnson, principle deputy undersecretary of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the DHS, said the recent rise in domestic terrorism isn't an anomaly - it's the new norm - and security agencies need to operate accordingly. He said federal agencies can't handle the spike in homegrown terrorism alone; that they must partner with state, local and tribal law enforcement groups.

(Feb 22 2011) - Canada, U.S. agree to use each other's troops in civil emergencies
U.S. NORCOM -- Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other's borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal. Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, which was signed Feb. 14 in Texas.

(Feb 21 2011) - Scientists warn; link between new pathogen & Monsanto's Roundup
U.S.A. -- A plant pathologist experienced in protecting against biological warfare recently warned the USDA of a new, self-replicating, micro-fungal virus-sized organism which may be causing spontaneous abortions in livestock, sudden death syndrome in Monsanto's Roundup Ready soy, and wilt in Monsanto's RR corn ... (and) warned ... that this pathogen threatens the US food and feed supply and can lead to the collapse of the US corn and soy export markets.

(Feb 17 2011) - DHS seeks up to $1.5 billion in covert audio and video surveillance gear
U.S.A. -- DHS intends to procure as much as $1.5 billion worth of covert audio and video surveillance equipment during the next five years to support investigative work by its own components and those of other federal agencies. DHS was tight-lipped on the specific purposes to which this gear will be put, but indicated it wants "a full array of audio and video surveillance equipment and ancillary services in support of the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the Federal Technical Operations Working Group (TOWG)."

(Feb 16 2011) - Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors
CALIFORNIA -- "Computer monitors and TV monitors can be made to emit weak low-frequency electromagnetic fields merely by pulsing the intensity of displayed images. Experiments have shown that the 1/2 Hz sensory resonance can be excited in this manner in a subject near the monitor. The 2.4 Hz sensory resonance can also be excited in this fashion. Hence, a TV monitor or computer monitor can be used to manipulate the nervous system of nearby people. It is thus apparent that the human nervous system can be manipulated by screen emissions from subliminal TV image pulses."

(Feb 15 2011) - Mexican Troops Conduct Vehicle Search On U.S. Soil
U.S. BORDER IN TEXAS -- While Homeland Security is busy telling Americans to spy on each other and insisting that domestic extremists are a national security threat, a truck of twelve uniformed Mexican soldiers armed to the teeth brazenly violates national sovereignty to conduct searches of vehicles on U.S. soil. The incursion was captured on surveillance footage taken at the Anzalduas International Bridge. The clip shows at least a dozen armed soldiers in Mexican military uniforms cross into U.S. territory at high speed.

(Feb 12 2011) - ... Nukes Have Been Found In An American Port
SAN DIEGO -- Al Hallor, the assistant port director and an officer with Customs and Border Protection has openly admitted that an unnamed government agency has found a nuclear weapon or weapon of mass effect at a U.S. port in the last year! That's right, an assistant port director has spilled the beans on a possible major government cover up. During the conversation the port authority press agent continually interrupted the officer in an attempt to get him to shut up.

(Feb 11 2011) - Congressmen Urge State Dept. to Investigate Internet Spying Company
CALIFORNIA -- Since we broke the story on Jan. 28 that the U.S. company Narus has been selling Internet spying software to Egypt, members of Congress and other government officials have become increasingly alarmed -- and some are even calling for investigations. On Thursday, during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Bill Keating (D-MA) grilled Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg on the sale of this Internet spying technology to an Egyptian Internet provider controlled by the Mubarak regime.

(Feb 11 2011) - FBI can get phone records without oversight
WASH D.C. -- The Obama administration's Justice Department has asserted that the FBI can obtain telephone records of international calls made from the U.S. without any formal legal process or court oversight, according to a document obtained by McClatchy Newspapers. That assertion was revealed - perhaps inadvertently - by the department in its response to a McClatchy Newspapers request for a copy of a secret Justice Department memo.

(Feb 07 2011) - Airmen, It's illegal for your kids to read WikiLeaks
U.S.A.F. -- Airmen, don't let your babies grow up to read WikiLeaks. If they do, the Air Force may have no choice but to prosecute them for espionage. Last week, the Air Force Materiel Command's lawyers warned that airmen who read the purloined classified cables on their home computers - not even government owned or issued devices - could be prosecuted for "dereliction of duty." And that's just for starters. WikiLeaks viewership could mean "prosecution for violation of espionage under the Espionage Act."

(Feb 06 2011) - All Ambassadors Called Back to Washington !
WASH D.C. -- In an unprecedented move, apparently one that has never happened before, nearly all U.S. Ambassadors to all nations have been called back to Washington for a summit conference this week. politico.com reports, "Ambassadors from almost all 260 U.S. embassies, consulates and other posts in more than 180 countries are expected to convene at the State Department for what's being billed as the first meeting of its kind." huffingtonpost.com, "Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is convening an unprecedented mass meeting of U.S. ambassadors."

(Feb 05 2011) - Hackers Penetrate Nasdaq Computers
NEW YORK -- Hackers have repeatedly penetrated the computer network of the company that runs the Nasdaq Stock Market during the past year, and federal investigators are trying to identify the perpetrators and their purpose, according to people familiar with the matter. The exchange's trading platform-the part of the system that executes trades-wasn't compromised, these people said. However, it couldn't be determined which other parts of Nasdaq's computer network were accessed.

(Feb 04 2011) - Magnetic Polar Shifts Causing Massive Global Superstorms
CHICAGO -- NASA has been warning about it ... scientific papers have been written about it ... geologists have seen its traces in rock strata and ice core samples ... Now "it's" here: an unstoppable magnetic pole shift that has sped up and is causing life-threatening havoc with the world's weather. Forget about global warming-man-made or natural-what drives planetary weather patterns is the climate and what drives the climate is the sun's magnetosphere and its electromagnetic interaction with a planet's own magnetic field. When the field shifts or fluctuates or goes into flux and begins to become unstable anything can happen. And what normally happens is all hell breaks loose.

(Feb 03 2011) - FBI, DOJ and DEA Stall Release of Records ...
U.S.A. -- Today EFF filed a reply brief in its FOIA lawsuit seeking records from the FBI, DOJ and DEA that would justify the Administration’s need to expand federal surveillance laws like the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). The proposed expansion would require communications providers like Skype, Facebook, Blackberry and Twitter to build wiretapping capabilities right into their systems, and although we know Congress intends to turn to this issue early this year, FBI, DEA and DOJ have argued they can't give us all the documents we asked for until the summer of 2012.

(Jan 31 2011) - US gets internet 'kill switch' bill ready (again)
WASH D.C. -- As Egypt's government attempts to crackdown on street protests by shutting down internet and mobile phone services, the US is preparing to reintroduce a bill that could be used to shut down the internet. The legislation, which would grant US President Barack Obama powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet, would soon be reintroduced to a senate committee, Wired.com reported. It was initially introduced last year but expired with a new Congress.

(Jan 27 2011) - Mystery emergency triggers Dugway lockdown
UTAH -- An overnight lockdown at the sprawling, 801,000-acre Dugway Proving Ground was lifted early Thursday morning. Officials at the remote Army installation, 90 miles southwest of Salt Lake City in Utah's western desert, remained tight-lipped about why they ordered gates closed at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday. Up to 1,500 employees of Dugway reportedly were forced to stay the night.

(Jan 27 2011) - Wikileaks ISP Anonymizes All Customer Traffic To Beat Spying
SWEDEN -- In order to neutralize Sweden's incoming implementation of the European Data Retention Directive, Bahnhof, the Swedish ISP and host of Wikileaks, will run all customer traffic through an encrypted VPN service. Since not even Bahnhof will be able to see what its customers are doing, logging their activities will be impossible. With no logs available to complete their chain of investigation, anti-piracy companies will be very, very unhappy. In 2009, Sweden introduced the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (IPRED). The legislation gave rights holders the authority to request the personal details of alleged copyright infringers.

(Jan 25 2011) - DEATH OF THE INTERNET ?
U.S.A. -- YouTube is now mainly commercial junk. The "YouTube HomePage does not promote Individual Videos." You try to watch a YouTube video which is 'non-commercial' and find that it buffers and buffers and buffers. You switch to a YouTube video that is 'commercial' and find that it plays beautifully. You Google 'CIA, Tunisia, voltairenet' and on the first page you find no mention of voltairenet's article on the CIA's role in the Tunisia coup. You Google 'Tunisia revolt' and you are unlikely to find any mention of Soros or the CIA.

(Jan 24 2011) - Renewed Push to Give Obama an Internet "Kill Switch"
WASH D.C. -- A controversial bill handing President Obama power over privately owned computer systems during a "national cyberemergency," and prohibiting any review by the court system, will return this year. Internet companies should not be alarmed by the legislation, first introduced last summer by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), a Senate aide said last week. Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

(Jan 23 2011) - More evidence US military is Gulf crime perpetrator
GULF -- Facts highlighted in the work of marine toxicologist and Exxon Valdez survivor, Dr. Riki Ott, published in her Huffington Post article, BP's Promise Versus What BP Really Means: Some Insights on Making People Hole (Whole) and Just Us (Justice) in the Gulf, leave little mystery about who is responsible for the ongoing Gulf mega-disater, including the aerial spraying of lethal dispersants not only over water, but on human populated areas - and falsehoods about limits of the sprayed poisons.

(Jan 22 2011) - Former Spy With Agenda Operates a Private C.I.A.
WASH D.C. -- Duane R. Clarridge parted company with the Central Intelligence Agency more than two decades ago, but from poolside at his home near San Diego, he still runs a network of spies. Over the past two years, he has fielded operatives in the mountains of Pakistan and the desert badlands of Afghanistan. Since the United States military cut off his funding in May, he has relied on like-minded private donors to pay his agents to continue gathering information about militant fighters, Taliban leaders and the secrets of Kabul's ruling class.

(Jan 20 2011) - Censored Gulf news: Oil mafia wacking, Gulf oil spewing
GULF -- Military backed big oil sends thugs to kill Gulf Truth messengers. After placing a national call to journalists to ensure the incident of tyranny is widely reportedly, Dr. Tom Termotto announced on Rense Radio Network Wednesday night that BK Lim is experiencing assassination attempts, the latest high-profile, innocent target on the run, trying to hide from contracted black operatives working with impunity. Although the Gulf psychological operation aims for public belief that oil presently leaking oil from the Gulf of Mexico floor is natural, there is nothing natural about it according to Lim who has called on Congress for a BP Gulf Oil Spill inquiry.

(Jan 19 2011) - Loose Lips Sink Ships and 747s Too
OREGON -- A major missing piece of a grand conspiracy has been targeted by a drunk pilot. In a small town 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean in Oregon is the center of a major global operation. At a bar in McMinnville, Oregon, an inebriated pilot attempted to impress one of the pretty ladies with tales of his secret mission. The pilot's pathetic attempt to portray himself as a Sean Connery or Daniel Craig caused him to (ante up) his importance and spill the secrets of the CIA's asset Evergreen International Aviation.

(Jan 18 2011) - Lockheed Gets Big Bucks to Prep Soldiers for Urban War
U.S.A. -- By the end of the year, the U.S. Army will leave Iraq. But Iraq isn't going to leave the U.S. Army. American soldiers spent seven years patrolling the urban neighborhoods of Iraq; its troops battled insurgents there block-by-block and house-by-house. Now that the Army is getting out of Iraq, it wants to make sure its urban combat skills don't wither away. So today it gave Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to $287 million to build Urban Operations Training Systems - essentially, giant simulation facilities and modules to help soldiers get ready for life in the big, bad city.

(Jan 14 2011) - Wall Street Secret Society Inducts New Members
NEW YORK -- Kappa Beta Phi, the banking fraternity founded before the 1929 stock-market crash that counts Wall Street's most senior executives and regulators among its past members, held its annual induction dinner behind closed doors at the landmark New York hotel on Jan. 13. This year's names included Josh Harris, senior managing director at Apollo Global Management LLC, the buyout firm led by Leon Black, according to two attendees, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the society's activities are secret.

(Jan 14 2011) - Scientists create GM superchicken that doesn't spread bird flu
U.K. -- A genetically modified 'superchicken' that doesn't spread deadly bird flu has been developed by scientists. The bird is intended to prevent the outbreaks of avian influenza which lead to millions of birds being culled. It could also stop new strains of flu mutating in domestic fowl and spreading to people, leading to killer worldwide pandemics. The British team behind the GM chicken say it is 'inconceivable' that its meat or eggs could be harmful. However, it will need rigorous safety checks before it could go into the food chain, they said.

(Jan 13 2011) - Obama touts Internet ID for all US citizens
WASH D.C. -- President Obama apparently quite likes the idea of bringing out an Internet ID for all US citizens. CBS reports that the Obama administration is currently working on the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, It will hand out Internet IDs to all Americans and be handled by the US Commerce Department rather than the Department of Homeland Security or the National Security Agency.

(Jan 12 2011) - Young Males Sexually Harassed at NSA
U.S.A. -- An exclusive-to-subscribers Wayne Madsen Report paints a disturbing portrait of the White House's National Security Agency (NSA) as a hotbed of sex scandals - of adultery, child porn, and gay sexual harassment. Worse still, the very group responsible for security for NSA with the sinister name of "Q", is engaged in a systematic coverup of the scandals and threatening whistleblowers. Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative reporter who was a U.S. Naval officer and had worked for the NSA. In "NSA 'Q Group' Protecting Sex Scandals While Plugging Potential Leaks," Madsen writes on January 10, 2011:

(Jan 11 2011) - Researcher cracks Wi-Fi passwords with Amazon cloud
U.K. -- A security researcher has tapped Amazon's cloud computing service to crack Wi-Fi passwords in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost of using his own gear. Thomas Roth of Cologne, Germany told Reuters he used custom software running on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud service to break into a WPA-PSK protected network in about 20 minutes. With refinements to his program, he said he could shave the time to about six minutes. With EC2 computers available for 28 cents per minute, the cost of the crack came to just $1.68.

(Jan 07 2011) - 'XWave' Channels Your Brain Waves to the iPhone
U.S.A. -- Do your friends complain that you can't pull your eyes away from your iPhone? Well, if you get the new XWave by PLX Devices, then you might have trouble pulling your brain away, too. The peripheral, released in November for $99, brings an EEG-based brain-computer interface (BCI) to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users at an affordable price. Based on NeuroSky's Mindset, XWave gives you the power to manipulate various apps with brain rhythms.

(Jan 06 2011) - FEMA moving regional headquarters to capital
SACRAMENTO -- At this time next year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency likely will be preparing to move into a new regional headquarters in the Sacramento area, bringing along more than 150 jobs in the process. Currently, FEMA's Region IX headquarters is in downtown Oakland, near the Hayward Fault. The move to Sacramento, anticipated to be in April 2012, is designed to prevent FEMA's response to earthquake victims being hindered by earthquake damage to its own headquarters.

(Jan 05 2011) - Shift of Earth's magnetic north pole affects Tampa airport ?
TAMPA -- Scientists say the magnetic north pole is moving toward Russia and the fallout has reached -- of all places -- Tampa International Airport. The airport has closed its primary runway until Jan. 13 to repaint the numeric designators at each end and change taxiway signage to account for the shift in location of the Earth's magnetic north pole.

(Jan 01 2011) - SPOOKS DESTABILISING EGYPT, IN PREPARATION FOR A COUP ?
EGYPT -- According to official papers from 1980, British diplomats feared Israel would use nuclear weapons against its Arab neighbours. Egypt is one of Israel's Arab neighbours. The USA sees Egypt as vital to its interests. According to the powerful US Council on Foreign Relations, "The Suez Canal remains critical to the security of the Persian Gulf and its vast energy reserves, as well as to global trade. Egypt also maintains the region's largest and most powerful Arab military." It seems that Obama would like to topple Egypt's President Mubarak, and replace him with someone more reliable.

(Dec 30 2010) - Mossad agent 'brought down Egypt's internet'
EGYPT -- An Egyptian national accused of spying for Mossad has allegedly told his interrogators that Israeli sabotage brought down the country's internet network two years ago. Severe disruptions to Egypt's internet service in December 2008 were blamed at the time on damage to underwater data cables caused by a ship's anchor. But Hassan told police that the incident was, in fact, the work of Israel's foreign intelligence agency, according to interrogation records leaked to an independent Egyptian newspaper.

(Dec 29 2010) - Forecasters keep eye on looming 'Solar Max'
U.S.A. -- The coming year will be an important one for space weather as the Sun pulls out of a trough of low activity and heads into a long-awaited and possibly destructive period of turbulence. Many people may be surprised to learn that the Sun, rather than burn with faultless consistency, goes through moments of calm and tempest. But two centuries of observing sunspots -- dark, relatively cool marks on the solar face linked to mighty magnetic forces -- have revealed that our star follows a roughly 11-year cycle of behaviour.

(Dec 28 2010) - Putin orders Microsoft off government computers
RUSSIA -- The Tsar of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has issued a decree calling for Microsoft to be taken off all government computers and replaced by Linux. While weirdie beardie open saucers will be cheering, it is worthwhile to point out that Tsar Putin is jolly cross with Microsoft at the moment. For a while he had a cracking good method of dealing with people who didn't like him much.

(Dec 24 2010) - Turkey probes US nukes at airbase
TURKEY -- The report, called the "US nuclear weapons in Europe," indicates that Washington currently has 90 nuclear bombs of the "B 61" variety in Turkey, all on the Incirlik Air Force base, Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper reported on its website on Friday. It says 50 of the B-61 bombs are ready to be loaded onto American bomber planes while the remaining 40 will be loaded onto Turkish planes. Press reports have established that US currently has more than 100 nuclear bombs positioned in bases in Belgium, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.

(Dec 23 2010) - C.I.A. Secrets Could Surface in Swiss Nuclear Case
SWITZERLAND -- A seven-year effort by the Central Intelligence Agency to hide its relationship with a Swiss family who once acted as moles inside the world's most successful atomic black market hit a turning point on Thursday when a Swiss magistrate recommended charging the men with trafficking in technology and information for making nuclear arms. The prospect of a prosecution, and a public trial, threatens to expose some of the C.I.A.'s deepest secrets ...

(Dec 22 2010) - Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video
SACRAMENTO -- An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security. The 50-year-old pilot, who lives outside Sacramento, asked that neither he nor his airline be identified. He has worked for the airline for more than a decade and was deputized by the TSA to carry a gun in the cockpit.

(Dec 21 2010) - White House drafts executive order for indefinite detention
WASH D.C. -- he White House is preparing an Executive Order on indefinite detention that will provide periodic reviews of evidence against dozens of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, according to several administration officials. The draft order, a version of which was first considered nearly 18 months ago, is expected to be signed by President Obama early in the New Year. The order allows for the possibility that detainees from countries like Yemen might be released if circumstances there change. But the order establishes indefinite detention as a long-term Obama administration policy and makes clear that the White House alone will manage a review process for those it chooses to hold without charge or trial.

(Dec 21 2010) - Nearly 1 in 4 fails military exam
FLORIDA -- Nearly one-fourth of the students who try to join the U.S. Army fail its entrance exam, painting a grim picture of an education system that produces graduates who can't answer basic math, science and reading questions, according to a new study released Tuesday. The report by The Education Trust bolsters a growing worry among military and education leaders that the pool of young people qualified for military service will grow too small. "Too many of our high school students are not graduating ready to begin college or a career ...

(Dec 21 2010) - Killer Drones Converge on California
CALIFORNIA -- Five years ago, the Pentagon was on cusp of an air-combat revolution. For a few brief, heady months in late 2005, it looked like the U.S. military might soon launch full-scale development of a new class of fast, lethal Unmanned Aerial Vehicles eventually capable of replacing all kinds of fighter jets, from the older F-15s, F-16s and F-18s to the latest F-22s ... As is often the case, the drama is taking place in California. Northrop's X-47 is at the Navy's China Lake base in the Mojave Desert, running ground tests prior to a planned first flight "before the end of the year."

(Dec 14 2010) - Warrant needed to snoop on your emails, court finally rules
U.S.A. -- After many years of legal uncertainty, a federal appeals court has finally declared that emails have the same Fourth Amendment protections as regular mail and telephone calls. "Given the fundamental similarities between email and traditional forms of communication, it would defy common sense to afford emails lesser Fourth Amendment protection," the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled (PDF). If the ruling is not overturned by the Supreme Court, it will put an end to the practice of law enforcement agents using court orders, rather than warrants, to gain access to emails.

(Dec 09 2010) - Big Media's Guilt in Gary Webb's Death
CALIFORNIA -- It's been six years since I received the shocking news that journalist Gary Webb had committed suicide with his father’s pistol. In the days after his Dec. 9, 2004, death, I was told that he had succumbed to a deep depression brought on by being blacklisted from his profession for a courageous series that he had written about the real-life consequences of a U.S. foreign policy that put Cold War priorities ahead of protecting Americans from the international drug trade.

(Dec 07 2010) - Haiti cholera likely from UN troops, expert says
PORT-AU-PRINCE -- A contingent of U.N. peacekeepers is the likely source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed at least 2,000 people, a French scientist said in a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. "No other hypothesis could be found to explain the outbreak of a cholera epidemic in this village ... not affected by the earthquake earlier this year and located dozens of kilometers from the coast and (tent) camps," he wrote in a report that has not been publicly released.

(Dec 07 2010) - Boyce's un-requested VeriChip & associated tumor removed
GEORGIA -- Last year we reported that Bob Boyce, the highly-revered inventor of ultra-efficient electrolysis systems and of a self-charging battery circuit (harnessing energy from the environment, possibly from zero point energy), had contracted terminal cancer and that the originating point was a VeriChip microchip that someone implanted in his right shoulder without his knowledge or permission. He had a chip removed, but it turned out that another chip was still in there, implanted deeper, as confirmed by an X-ray. He's lived with that one for a year, but finally had it removed yesterday at the Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

(Dec 06 2010) - Military One Step Closer to Battlefield Holograms
U.S.A. -- It's one of those grandiose ideas that gets bandied about by Pentagon scientists and pops up in the press every few years. The "Face of Allah" weapon would beam a massive, lifelike hologram over a battlefield, projecting the image of some deity "to incite fear in soldiers on a battlefield," according to one researcher. We last checked in on holographic weapons research two years ago, when the University of New Hampshire was working on some Pentagon-funded projects. Since then, another university team has turned holograms into a reality - but not as tools of war. Not yet, at least.

(Dec 06 2010) - Hackers take down website of bank that froze WikiLeaks funds
SWISS -- A group of Internet activists calling themselves Operation Payback have taken credit for shutting down the website of a bank that earlier Monday froze funds belonging to WikiLeaks. Announcing its successful hack on a Twitter account, the group declared, "We will fire at anyone that tries to censor WikiLeaks." Earlier in the day, Swiss bank PostFinance issued a statement announcing that it had frozen 31,000 euro ($41,000 US) in an account set up as a legal defense fund for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

(Nov 26 2010) - DHS shuts down dozens of Web sites without court order
U.S.A. -- The Homeland Security Department's customs enforcement division has gone on a Web site shutdown spree, closing down at least 76 domains this week, according to online reports. While many of the web domains were sites that trafficked in counterfeit brand name goods, and some others linked to copyright-infringing file-sharing materials, at least one site was a Google-like search engine, causing alarm among web freedom advocates who worry the move steps over the line into censorship.

(Nov 24 2010) - Secret Insignias From the 'Black Ops' World
U.S.A. -- Whatever impulse drives soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines to commemorate their units with insanely random, over-the-top, or awesomely bad patches, we say: Cultivate it. Trevor Paglen, a bi-coastal artist and author based in Oakland and New York City, brought bad military patches to new heights of glory with his 2007 book I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed by Me. It's a collection of more than 100 insignias from the most secret of military units. The following are some of the best patches from a new edition of his book coming out.

(Nov 24 2010) - Government ID News : IRIS Scans Coming
U.S.A. -- Sarnoff Corp. explains how its history dating back to RCA Research Labs and the experience with video has helped the company to build an iris recognition system that works well at a distance. "In the past you almost had to press your eye up against the camera to get an iris identification, and now that is no longer the requirement,' says Mark A. Clifton, acting president and CEO of Sarnoff Corporation. "We can capture it at a distance anywhere from one meter to three meters while you're moving around."

(Nov 22 2010) - FBI Pushes Silicon Valley Execs to Embrace Internet Wiretaps
CALIFORNIA -- In a further sign that Barack Obama's faux "progressive" regime will soon seek broad new Executive Branch power, The New York Times disclosed last week that FBI chief and cover-up specialist extraordinaire, Robert S. Mueller III, "traveled to Silicon Valley on Tuesday to meet with top executives of several technology firms about a proposal to make it easier to wiretap Internet users." Times' journalist Charlie Savage reported that Mueller and the Bureau's chief counsel, Valerie Caproni, "were scheduled to meet with senior managers of several major companies, including Google and Facebook, according to several people familiar with the discussions."

(Nov 20 2010) - GEO-ENGINEERING AGENDA CONTINUES
U.S.A. -- The powerful coalition that wants to engineer the world's climate: Businessmen, scientists and New World Order think tanks are joining forces to promote 'geo-engineering' ideas to cool the planet's climate, writes Clive Hamilton. Some people believe geo-engineering techniques, such as filling the sky with shiny dust to reflect sunlight, could curb such temperature rises without the need to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.

(Nov 19 2010) - SECRET BLUEPRINT for emergency domestic 'Military' plan revealed
U.S.A. -- Digital presentations posted on an Army Corps of Engineers server, about military operations in a giant FEMA-simulated earthquake drill called National Level Exercise 2011, inadvertently reveal crucial new info about another 'Secret' Pentagon plan, Northcom CONPLAN 3502, including the "trigger" for domestic military 'Civil Disturbance Operations.' CONPLAN 3502 and CONPLAN 3501, 'Defense Support of Civil Authorities,' are the two main military plans used to design the Pentagon's 'footprint' at National Special Security Events like the 2008 Republican National Convention.

(Nov 19 2010) - Hacker arrested after cracking Federal Reserve
PHILLIPINES -- A federal grand jury has indicted a Malaysian citizen for allegedly hacking into a computer network at the Federal Reserve Bank and for possessing more than 400,000 credit and debit card numbers. Federal prosecutors also allege Lin Mun Poo, 32, made a career of compromising systems at financial institutions, major corporations and defense contractors. They say he sold or traded the information he found.

(Nov 19 2010) - Hacker Cracks Secure Hashing Algorithm
GERMANY -- German security researcher Thomas Roth may have discovered the ultimate in DIY dictionary attacks: using on-demand computing power courtesy of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to crack the SHA1 secure hashing algorithm for just $2.10. On Monday, Roth detailed his experiment in a blog post, spurred by Amazon's introduction of cluster GPU instances. "GPUs are known to be the best hardware accelerator for cracking passwords, so I decided to give it a try ..."

(Nov 18 2010) - Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee
WASH D.C. -- On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed "central to the activity" of the site - regardless if the website has actually committed a crime. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is among the most draconian laws ever considered to combat digital piracy, and contains what some have called the "nuclear option," which would essentially allow the Attorney General to turn suspected websites "off."

(Nov 17 2010) - Cyber Command Prepares the Ground for High-Tech War Crimes
U.S.A. -- While a bureaucratic turf war rages between the CIA and U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) over which secret state agency will be authorized to launch network attacks outside a "war zone," the big losers, as always, will be those unfortunate enough to find themselves on the receiving end of a military-grade "logic bomb." Last week, The Washington Post reported that CYBERCOM "is seeking authority to carry out computer network attacks around the globe to protect U.S. interests." Leaving aside the thorny question of whose interests are being "protected" here, the Post tells us that unnamed administration lawyers are "uncertain about the legality of offensive operations."

(Nov 16 2010) - Detox or move only ways millions will survive
GULF COAST -- The humanitarian known as "An American Treasure" who has been consistently advocating for the Gulf people for almost seven months since the Gulf operation began,(1) Mr. Jeff Rense, on national and international Rense Radio, interviewed Gulf hero, Dr. Rodney Soto who advised to fearlessly keep trying to get information to the public that the Gulf crime against humanity will be the greatest disaster of mankind. The only two way for up to 40 million people as far as 1,000 miles inland to survive toxic exposure, Dr. Soto said, is either relocate or be on an intensive, long-term, well-managed detoxification regime.

(Nov 13 2010) - Nazis Were Given 'Safe Haven' in U.S., Report Says
WASH D.C. -- A secret history of the United States government's Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a "safe haven" in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II, and it details decades of clashes, often hidden, with other nations over war criminals here and abroad ... perhaps the report's most damning disclosures come in assessing the Central Intelligence Agency's involvement with Nazi emigres.

(Nov 12 2010) - Did China Hijack U.S.-Based Internet Traffic ?
U.S.A. -- For 18 minutes in April, China's state-controlled telecommunications company hijacked 15 percent of the world's Internet traffic, including data from U.S. military, civilian organizations and those of other U.S. allies. This massive redirection of data has received scant attention in the mainstream media because the mechanics of how the hijacking was carried out and the implications of the incident are difficult for those outside the cybersecurity community to grasp, said a top security expert at McAfee, the world's largest dedicated Internet security company. In short, the Chinese could have carried out eavesdropping on unprotected communications - including emails and instant messaging - manipulated data passing through their country or decrypted messages, Dmitri Alperovitch, vice president of threat research at McAfee said.

(Nov 11 2010) - Swedes' emails to be stored for six months
SWEDEN -- Critics have come down hard on the proposal, which would compel telephone and broadband providers to retain electronic data for six months, the shortest possible time in accordance with EU directives. Justice Minister Beatrice Ask explained that the bill is concerned about privacy when she presented the legislative proposal on Thursday. "The proposal means that the information can only be disclosed for crime-fighting purposes," Ask said a news conference.

(Nov 07 2010) - Russian activist disappears after exposing vaccination plans ...
IRELAND -- Alexander Goncharov, a Russian activist who has been exposing the globalists eugenics program and in particular a vaccination program set to begin in 2011 has disappeared after recently receiving a serious threat to his life. He has been missing since the night of October 30th, 2010, at approximately 22:00 hours when he was last seen leaving his office at the Russian Benevolent Society and did not return home as expected. Alexander Goncharov had sworn an oath to disseminate as much information as possible about the globalists eugenics program to medical professionals and the public.

(Nov 06 2010) - CIA Requires Secrecy to Cover Up Crimes that "Killed Millions"
U.S.A. -- If the CIA routinely lies to the American people, maybe that's because its got so much to lie about, like killing millions of innocent human beings around the world. As far back as December, 1968, the CIA's own Covert Operations Study Group gave a secret report to president-elect Richard Nixon that conceded, "The impression of many Americans, especially in the intellectual community and among the youth, that the United States is engaging in 'dirty tricks' tends to alienate them from their government." According to Time Weiner's book "Legacy of Ashes"(Anchor), the report went on to say, "Our credibility and our effectiveness in this role is necessarily damaged to the extent that it becomes known that we are secretly intervening in what may be (or appear to be) the internal affairs of others."

(Nov 05 2010) - CIA agent to be convicted twice as traitor
U.S.A. -- A CIA double agent could become the first person ever convicted of betraying his country twice. Jim Nicholson, 59, will plead guilty to a federal indictment accusing him of conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government and laundering money, it has been revealed. The government accused Nicholson of orchestrating a plot to use his son to sneak messages from a federal prison in Oregon to Russian intelligence officials and collect a 'pension' for his illicit service to Russia in the 1990s. Nicknamed 'Batman' early in his 16-year career with the CIA, Nicholson has been kept in a lockdown unit known to inmates as the 'hole'.

(Nov 02 2010) - Air Force Wants Neuroweapons to Overwhelm Enemy Minds
U.S.A. -- It sounds like something a wild-eyed basement-dweller would come up with, after he complained about the fit of his tinfoil hat. But military bureaucrats really are asking scientists to help them "degrade enemy performance" by attacking the brain's "chemical pathway[s]." Let the conspiracy theories begin ... perhaps the oddest, and most disturbing, of the program's many suggested directions is the one that notes: "Conversely, the chemical pathway area could include methods to degrade enemy performance and artificially overwhelm enemy cognitive capabilities." That's right: the Air Force wants a way to fry foes' minds - or at least make 'em a little dumber.

(Nov 01 2010) - DHS "Regionalizing" Emergency Supplies Over Next 90 Days
U.S.A. -- In a previous report we brought our readers a view of how the U.S. government has been preparing for emergencies and disasters for decades. They've stocked not only food, but built underground bunkers, stored seed varieties to restart agriculture in the event of a global catastrophe, and designed secondary systems of government (e.g. the shadow government, martial law) in the event of events such as economic collapse, nuclear war and even asteroid collisions. That the U.S. government is preparing for wide-scale, far-from-equilibrium scenarios is evident. According to some reports, there has been an acceleration within the emergency planning elements of our government, as if they are anticipating some type of event in the near future.

(Nov 01 2010) - Finding the 'Cure' for the 'Cyber Epidemic'
U.S.A. -- As the "War on Terror" morphs into a multiyear, multitrillion dollar blood-soaked adventure to secure advantage over imperialism's geopolitical rivals (and steal other people's resources in the process), hitting the corporate "sweet spot," now as during the golden days of the Cold War, is as American as a preemptive war and the "pack of lies" that launch them. Always inventive when it comes to ginning-up a profitable panic, U.S. defense and security grifters have rolled-out a product line guaranteed to scare the bejesus out of everyone: a "cyber epidemic"!

(Oct 29 2010) - Indiana putting Armed Security Guards into Unemployment Lines
INDIANA -- Did you ever think that things in America would get so bad that we would need to put armed guards into our unemployment offices? Well, that is exactly what is happening in Indiana. Armed security guards will now be posted at all 36 full-service unemployment offices in the state of Indiana. So why is this happening now? Well, Indiana Department of Workforce Development spokesman Marc Lotter says that the agency is bringing in the extra security in anticipation of an upcoming deadline when thousands upon thousands of Indiana residents could have their unemployment benefits cut off. But it is not just the state of Indiana that could have a problem. In fact, one recent study found that approximately 2 million Americans will lose their unemployment insurance benefits during this upcoming holiday season unless Congress authorizes another emergency extension of benefits by the end of November.

(Oct 27 2010) - TOWARDS MARTIAL LAW IN AMERICA
U.S.A. -- Earlier this month, the United States Coast Guard upheld its self-declared status as a 'special' branch of the military with the ability to prosecute civilians in military tribunals. This startling declaration, unreported in the media, came in a Decision on Appeal related to the case of Lieutenant Eric Shine, a commissioned Naval officer in the Merchant Marines and a graduate of Kings Point Military Service Academy, and was penned by the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard.

(Oct 27 2010) - Feds Let Google Off With Warning for Wi-Fi Sniffing Cars
U.S.A. -- Federal regulators on Wednesday closed their investigation into Google's collection of Wi-Fi traffic, without imposing any sanctions on the company. Google discovered earlier this year, after inquiries from German data authorities, that it had been eavesdropping on open Wi-Fi networks from its Street View mapping cars, which had been equipped with Wi-Fi-sniffing hardware to record the names and MAC addresses of routers to improve Google services. In some cases, Google vacuumed in full e-mails as well as unsecured passwords.

(Oct 26 2010) - Agents search home of missile systems experts
MASS. -- Federal agents searched the home of a missile systems expert in Melrose Monday. Investigators spent hours at the home of Richard Lloyd, who reportedly worked for the defense contractor Raytheon. Neighbors said they were surprised to see the agents raid the house. "Just a bunch of people waiting at the house we didn't know where they were going and then about 8 a.m. or so, a little before, they all went in the house and started bringing out boxes," said Beverly Hinckley, a neighbor. They brought out more than 20 boxes according to neighbors.

(Oct 26 2010) - Failure Shuts Down Squadron of Nuclear Missiles
WASH D.C. -- Obama was briefed this morning on an engineering power failure at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming that took 50 nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), one-ninth of the U.S. missile stockpile, temporarily offline on Saturday. On Saturday morning, according to people briefed on what happened, a squadron of ICBMs suddenly dropped down into what's known as "LF Down" status, meaning that the missileers in their bunkers could no longer communicate with the missiles themselves. LF Down status also means that various security protocols built into the missile delivery system, like intrusion alarms and warhead separation alarms, were offline.

(Oct 25 2010) - Surge in Corporate Patents on "Climate-Ready" Crops
JAPAN -- Under the guise of developing "climate-ready" crops, the world's largest seed and agrochemical corporations are filing hundreds of sweeping, multi-genome patents in a bid to control the world's plant biomass, according to a report released by ETC Group today. A handful of multinational corporations are pressuring governments to allow what could become the broadest and most dangerous patent claims in history, warns the group at the United Nations' Convention on Biodiversity in Nagoya, Japan (18-29 October 2010). "The Gene Giants are stockpiling patents that threaten to put a choke-hold on the world's biomass and our future food supply," warns Silvia Ribeiro of ETC Group.

(Oct 22 2010) - Two U.S. air marshals flee Brazil - Charged with assault
WASH D.C. - Two U.S. air marshals who arrested the wife of a Brazilian judge on a flight to Rio de Janeiro -- and were themselves arrested and had their passports confiscated by Brazilian authorities -- fled the country using alternate travel documents rather than face what they believed to be trumped-up charges, sources said. The incident has impacted air marshal operations on flights to Brazil, officials said, and air marshals contacted by CNN said the case raises questions about Brazil's willingness to support future law enforcement actions by U.S. officials on international flights.

(Oct 22 2010) - Google says its cars grabbed emails, passwords
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc admitted for the first time its "Street View" cars around the world accidentally collected more personal data than previously disclosed -- including complete emails and passwords -- potentially breathing new life into probes in various countries. The disclosure comes just days after Canada's privacy watchdog said Google had collected complete emails and accused Google of violating the rights of thousands of Canadians. "If in fact laws were broken ... then there's some serious question of culpability and Google may need to face significant fines," said Marc Rotenberg, the executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Washington DC-based privacy advocacy group.

(Oct 22 2010) - The "Cyberwar" Is Over and the NSA Has Won
WASH D.C. - A "Memorandum of Agreement" struck last week between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) promises to increase Pentagon control over America's telecommunications and electronic infrastructure. It's all in the interest of "cybersecurity" of course, or so we've been told, since much of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) driving administration policy is a closely-held state secret. Authority granted the uber spy shop by the Bush and Obama administrations was handed to NSA by the still-classified National Security Presidential Directive 54, Homeland Security Presidential Directive 23 (NSPD 54/HSPD 23) in 2008 by then-President Bush.

(Oct 20 2010) - Pentagon Will Help DHS Fight Domestic Cyberattacks
WASH D.C. - The Obama administration has adopted new procedures for using the Defense Department's vast array of cyberwarfare capabilities in case of an attack on vital computer networks inside the United States, delicately navigating historic rules that restrict military action on American soil. The system would mirror that used when the military is called on in natural disasters like hurricanes or wildfires. A presidential order dispatches the military forces, working under the control of the FEMA. Under the new rules, the president would approve the use of the military's expertise in computer-network warfare, and the DHS would direct the work. Officials involved in drafting the rules said the goal was to ensure a rapid response to a cyberthreat while balancing concerns that civil liberties might be at risk should the military take over such domestic operations.

(Oct 20 2010) - Secret human RFID implanting how and why (video)
CALIFORNIA - Among greatest violations of human rights and everything the United States stands for is secretly forcing RFID chips into humans without their knowledge or consent as James Walbert and an untold number of American children and adults are experiencing. In the Majestic Picture Productions documentary trailer below, a whistleblower explains how and why he was covertly implanted by a dentist. The retired Sacramento, California firefighter paramedic whistleblower's filmed testimony reinforces the 4-Part Examiner series, "Secretly forced brain implants," including dentistry involvement in the new wave of criminal activity targeting innocent people of integrity ...

(Oct 20 2010) - EFF Advises California PUC on Smart Grid Privacy Protections
CALIFORNIA - California and other states are moving towards a "Smart Grid" -- touted by the federal government as a way to boost reliability, security, and conservation in America's electrical systems. But while a Smart Grid has great potential for consumers, there are still critical questions unanswered about the privacy and security of customers' information. How much energy you use -- and when you use it -- can reveal surprisingly detailed information about your daily life.

(Oct 19 2010) - NSA's Newest Recruiters: Cartoon-Leopard Twins
U.S.A. - Dudes and dudettes: You know what's totally radical? Reading your neighbors' e-mail! So don't you wanna be a junior National Security Agency deputy? If so, the surveillance and cryptology crew at NSA has the right online companions for you: Cy and Cyndi, a pair of anthropomorphic snow leopards now kickin' it with the CryptoKids, the Puzzle Palace's team of cartoon animal hackers. Known as the CyberTwins and unveiled by NSA yesterday, Cy and Cyndi wear gaming headgear, talk into their hands-free mobile devices, and teach youths about proper online hygiene, all on the NSA website’s kids page, which actually exists.

(Oct 15 2010) - Hollywood Hitmen
HOLLYWOOD - The discovery of Gary's vehicle was punctuated by another sinister moment - the presence of a mysterious, unmarked black helicopter. The incident was recalled by Mike Burridge, then public information officer for the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department: "As we were wrapping up for the afternoon, I was standing next to the cameraman from a national network [CNN], and he tapped me on the shoulder, and said, 'Hey, is that your helicopter?'" Burridge looked up to see a chopper approaching, "at a high rate of speed, almost as if it was following the path of the aqueduct, and very low". "That's not ours," said Burridge, "is it yours?" "No," replied the cameraman, "we don't have a helicopter like that."

(Oct 13 2010) - NSA, DHS Trade Players for Net Defense
U.S.A. - The military keeps saying that it only wants to defend its own networks - not yours, civilian. Only if the Department of Homeland Security, which safeguards the civilian internet, comes calling will they help out, the generals insist. Today, the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense started to lay the ground work for how to come calling. And to make the whole thing easier, DHS and the National Security Agency, the super-secret military-intelligence hybrid, will station officials at each other's headquarters ... Basically, the memo orders a big bureaucratic exchange of personnel.

(Oct 07 2010) - Inside the Global Banking Intelligence Complex : BCCI
U.S.A. - To get a more complete understanding of our current crisis, we need to look at the history of events that led up to it. We need to peer deeply into the inner workings of the Global Banking Intelligence Complex. Without acknowledging and exposing the covert forces that are aligned against us, we will not be able to effectively overcome them ... I now realize that I must go deeper into covert activities than I publicly ever have. The information I am about to report is very well-sourced and documented, and needs to be covered before we can proceed to exposing present operations.

(Oct 04 2010) - Google CEO: We can more or less know what you're thinking about
GEORGIA - Google CEO Eric Schmidt really has a knack for expressing relatively benign ideas in a way that makes him and his company look incredibly creepy. The Atlantic has posted video of the full interview in which Eric talked about 'the creepy line', and it is chock full of unsettling sound bytes. In particular, he had the following to say on privacy: "With your permission, you give us more information about you, about your friends, and we can improve the quality of our searches. We don't need you to type at all. We know where you are. We know where you've been. We can more or less know what you're thinking about."

(Oct 04 2010) - Hacker infiltration ends D.C. online voting trial
WASH D.C. - Last week, the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics opened a new Internet-based voting system for a weeklong test period, inviting computer experts from all corners to prod its vulnerabilities in the spirit of "give it your best shot." Well, the hackers gave it their best shot -- and midday Friday, the trial period was suspended, with the board citing "usability issues brought to our attention." Here's one of those issues: After casting a vote, according to test observers, the Web site played "Hail to the Victors" -- the University of Michigan fight song. "The integrity of the system had been violated," said Paul Stenbjorn, the board's chief technology officer.

(Oct 03 2010) - Obama Wants New Law to Wiretap the Internet
WASH D.C. - In a reprise of the crypto wars of the 1990s, the U.S. secret state is mounting an offensive that would force telecommunication companies to redesign their systems and information networks to more easily facilitate internet spying. With the Obama administration rivaling, even surpassing antidemocratic moves by the Bush regime to monitor and surveil the private communications of the American people, The New York Times reported last week that "federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet."

(Oct 01 2010) - Army embeds active-duty PSYOPS soldiers at local TV stations
GEORGIA - The U.S. Army has used local television stations in the U.S. as training posts for some of its psychological-operations personnel, The Upshot has learned. Since at least 2001, both WRAL, a CBS affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., and WTOC, a CBS affiliate in Savannah, Ga., have regularly hosted active-duty soldiers from the Army's 4th Psychological Operations group as part of the Army's Training With Industry program. The PSYOPS soldiers used WRAL and WTOC to learn broadcasting and communications expertise that they could apply in their mission, as the Army describes it, of "influenc[ing] the emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign audiences."

(Sep 30 2010) - Israel's unit 8200: cyber warfare
ISRAEL - Israel demonstrated its intent to conquer cyber warfare in the 1990s by presenting the country's legions of hackers with a choice between prison and working for the state. Thousands are said to have signed up since then and have been incorporated into the defence forces Unit 8200. In the intelligence community it is regarded as a singularly Israeli act of bravura that has given the country an edge in a world that has been rapidly immersed in cross border technology attacks. Hackers, who invariably learn their skills engaging in illegal activity as teenagers, offer key advantages to countries seeking to defend against cyber warfare, or go on the offensive against an enemy.

(Sep 29 2010) - Researchers find phone apps sending data without notification
U.S.A. - Flicking through a wallpaper app with backgrounds of Mickey Mouse and a tropical waterfall, Peter Gilbert gets a plain, black and white text notification on his smartphone. A third of the way down the screen it says, "Taint: Phone Number, IMEI, ICCID (sim card identifier)." The message alerts Gilbert that the wallpaper app has sent his phone's number and other identifying information to imnet.us. Checking online, it appears the address is a website in Shenzhen, China. The notification came from TaintDroid, a prototype extension to the Android mobile-phone platform designed to identify apps that transmit private data.

(Sep 28 2010) - Mapping the Brain on a Massive Scale
ST LOUIS - A massive new project to scan the brains of 1,200 volunteers could finally give scientists a picture of the neural architecture of the human brain and help them understand the causes of certain neurological and psychological diseases. The researchers also plan to collect genetic and behavioral data, testing participants' sensory and motor skills, memory, and other cognitive functions, and deposit this information along with brain scans in a public database (although the patients' personal information will be stripped out). Scientists around the world can then use the database to search for the genetic and environmental factors that influence the structure of the brain. {And that's where the COPYRIGHT Laws start}

(Sep 28 2010) - FBI drive for encryption backdoors is deja vu for security experts
WASH D.C. - The FBI now wants to require all encrypted communications systems to have backdoors for surveillance, according to a New York Times report, and to the nation's top crypto experts it sounds like a battle they've fought before. Back in the 1990s, in what's remembered as the crypto wars, the FBI and NSA argued that national security would be endangered if they did not have a way to spy on encrypted e-mails, IMs and phone calls. After a long protracted battle, the security community prevailed after mustering detailed technical studies and research that concluded that national security was actually strengthened by wide use of encryption to secure computers and sensitive business and government communications.

(Sep 28 2010) - Cyber Storm III uses Internet to attack itself
U.S.A. - In places like Arlington, Va.; Washington, D.C.; across the U.S. and around the world, a global cybersecurity exercise is underway designed to test the limits not only of the "network of networks," but the ingenuity of the people charged with protecting it. Welcome to Cyber Storm III. This is the third time that the Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with other federal agencies, is holding this global cybersecurity exercise. Previous Cyber Storm exercises were conducted in 2006, and again in 2008. For the first time, DHS will manage its response to Cyber Storm III from its new National Cybersecurity and Communications and Integration Center.

(Sep 27 2010) - A Future Tense Event: Geoengineering
WASH D.C. - Is it time for humanity to go on offense against global warming? Can we? Should we? Curtailing economic activity, altering lifestyles and well-intentioned talk in Copenhagen has not accomplished much. That's why serious people are now considering Plan B, to intentionally tinker with the planet's climate to correct for industrialization-induced warming. The hubris of "hacking the planet" is astounding, as are the implications for everything from military strategy to agriculture. The subject is unsettling, almost taboo in certain environmental advocacy circles. And yet nations and entrepreneurs are proceeding with geoengineering research and experiments. Join us in assessing the state of these efforts and in considering the politics and ethics of "Playing God with the climate.

(Sep 27 2010) - The Obama administration's war on privacy
WASH D.C. - In early August, two dictatorial (and U.S.-allied) Gulf states -- Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates -- announced a ban on the use of Blackberries because, as the BBC put it, "[b]oth nations are unhappy that they are unable to monitor such communications via the handsets" ... that's the core mindset of the Omnipotent Surveillance State: above all else, what is strictly prohibited is the ability of citizens to communicate in private; we can't have any "uncontrolled and unmonitored flow of electronic information."

(Sep 24 2010) - Nine Industries That Know Your Every Move
U.S.A. - Don't kid yourself. Real privacy no longer exists in this country. We've long had government organizations collecting data that paints a pretty clear picture of what we do with our time. The IRS knows everything about what you earn and any major transactions you make. It can access every bit of information it needs to determine how much money you should be sending on April 15. The most important gatherer of personal information in the country is the FBI. It keeps a database of over 90 million fingerprints, which can be accessed by other law enforcement agencies. It also has an extensive database of DNA, the most specific marker of personal identity. The bureau's ability to collect information expanded following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It now tracks a large portion of mail, cell phone traffic and Internet activity of people it deems suspicious.

(Sep 22 2010) - Genetically Modified Soy Diets Bad for Rats & Women
BRAZIL - If you're still eating genetically modified (GM) soybeans and you plan on having kids, a Brazilian study may make you think again about what you put in your mouth. Female rats fed GM soy for 15 months showed significant changes in their uterus and reproductive cycle, compared to rats fed organic soy or those raised without soy. Published in The Anatomical Record in 2009, this finding adds to the mounting body of evidence suggesting that GM foods contribute to reproductive disorders (see summary at end).

(Sep 20 2010) - S 510 & Codex Alimentarius : The Removal of Nutrition
U.S.A. - S 510 includes passages that would force harmonization with Codex Alimentarius. It is a name most people do not know and one that the media has not exposed though its consequences to human health would be extreme. Codex threatens the lives of millions through limiting access to adequate supplementation. From an open letter by Dr. Matthias Rath, a renowned cardiologist, sent to Helmut Kohl, the German chancellor and one time pharmaceutical lobbyist who introduced Codex to the world. Codex for the US began on December 31, 2009. There have been five bills so far this year to remove access to supplements, if one adds S 3767 introduced by Senators Leahy, Klobuchar, and Franken on September 13th.

(Sep 19 2010) - Partners in Crime: The U.S. Secret State & Mexico's War on Drugs
U.S.A. - For decades, investigative journalists, researchers and analysts have noted the symbiotic relationships forged amongst international drug syndicates, neofascists and U.S. intelligence agencies, documenting the long and bloody history of U.S. complicity in the global drugs trade. While the United States has pumped billions of dollars into failed drug eradication schemes in target countries through ill-conceived programs such as Plan Colombia and the Merida Initiative, in the bizarro world of the "War on Drugs," corporate interests and geopolitics always trump law enforcement efforts to fight organized crime, particularly when the criminals are partners in crimes perpetrated by the secret state.

(Sep 17 2010) - DARPA develops Helmet of Obedience
U.S.A. - It looks like our ever-diligent friends at DARPA have been busy creating a contingency plan for the OathKeeper movement. Thanks to a newly-developed pain modulator and behavior modification helmet, any US troops who decide they will obey the Constitution rather than the commands of the global puppet masters will now be getting some remote-controlled motivational persuasion. Reminiscent of the "Collar of Obedience" from Star Trek, this new helmet according to it's creator William J Tyler at Arizona State University, will be able to non-invasively produce all the same effects that are now possible only through deep surgical implants. Employing a form of targeted ultrasound technology, the "Helmet of Obedience" will be able to manipulate pain and motivational centers in the brain at a finer scale than even current magnetic stimulation.

(Sep 15 2010) - THE $6 TRILLION 401K AND IRA GRAB
WASH D.C. - In 2008 I came across a disturbing article about 401k and IRA confiscation. The article appeared in the Carolina Journal Online. I've been following this closely. In fact as recently as February 1, 2010 I became the 93rd person to provide "Informational Comments" on the Department of Labor's website. My comment was beyond scathing and is therefore posted without a link to it. Let's not mince words: The Social Security "Trust Fund" that FDR started 75 years ago is now a 14 trillion dollar black hole. We trusted Congress to manage the fund and the morons (fiscally responsible Ron Paul, Paul Ryan and a handful of other good eggs excluded) looted it.

(Sep 14 2010) - Retired NORAD Officer's New Book Predicts a Tentative Worldwide UFO Display on October 13, 2010 Say What ??? CANADA - A newly-published 352-page book by a retired Air Force officer, Stanley A. Fulham, tentatively predicts October 13, 2010 as the date for a massive UFO display over the world's principal cities. According to the author, the aliens will neither land nor communicate on that date; they are aware from eons of experience with other planets in similar conditions their sudden intervention would cause fear and panic. The book, Challenges of Change (3rd ed.), reports this event will be the initial interaction in a process leading to mankind's acceptance of the alien reality and technologies for the removal of poisonous gases from the earth's atmosphere in 2015, if not sooner.

(Sep 14 2010) - Pentagon Plots Insta-Vaccines for Mystery Bugs
ARIZONA - The Pentagon's efforts at speedier responses to infectious diseases is getting turbocharged, as researchers at Arizona State University kick off a program to develop vaccines that can inoculate against unknown pathogens - and do it within a week. Darpa, the military's out-there research agency, has given $5.3 million for the project to ASU's Biodesign Institute. And the grant is only one part of a much bigger Darpa initiative, called Accelerated Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals. Earlier this year, the agency funded programs to produce vaccines using tobacco plants and a prophetic almanac that would anticipate pathogenic mutations before they happen. {Say What ???}

(Sep 12 2010) - Navy to test its ability to vaccinate masses in a pandemic
NORFOLK - It may be part of an exercise, but have no doubt: The needles in this simulated pandemic flu scenario are real. And so are the deltoids of thousands of sailors to be immunized in coming days as part of a test of the Navy's capacity to "surge" huge quantities of vaccines to its work force. Every military exercise gets a name, typically by shortening key words and condensing the spaces between them. The first phase of PANFLUEX - short for pandemic flu exercise - begins today, when nurses and corpsmen from Portsmouth Naval Medical Center will fan out to local military medical clinics. Their goal is to vaccinate about 6,000 "mission essential personnel" within 48 hours.

(Sep 12 2010) - Probe into Afghanistan troops' heroin trafficking claims
AFGHANISTAN - Military police are investigating claims that British soldiers may have been involved in heroin trafficking in Afghanistan. Officials said they were aware of "unsubstantiated" claims that troops were buying the illegal drug from dealers and using military aircraft to ship it out the country. An inquiry has been launched focusing on British and Canadian service personnel at airports in Camp Bastion and Kandahar. Meanwhile security has been tightened, with additional sniffer dogs being used as part of the crackdown at the bases. Afghanistan is the source of 90% of the world’s opium

(Sep 10 2010) - Untangling the Bizarre CIA Links to the Ground Zero Mosque
NEW YORK - So far, the debate over the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero has unfolded along predictable lines, with the man at the center of the project, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, drawing attacks from the right painting him as a terrorist sympathizer with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. But meanwhile, links between the group behind the controversial mosque, the CIA and U.S. military establishment have gone unacknowledged.

(Sep 10 2010) - Gun Dealer Gets Prison ... Illegal 'Middle Man' Not Charged
TEXAS - Gun rights advocates are up in arms that a Texas gun dealer was sentenced to six months in prison for selling a firearm to an illegal immigrant, but a "middle-man" who bought the gun for the immigrant -- and who was in the U.S. illegally himself, but had a valid driver's license -- was never arrested, charged or deported in the case. Paul Copeland, 56, a Vietnam veteran, was sentenced to prison time and two years probation in federal court last week for selling a gun to an undocumented alien, Hipolito Aviles, at the Texas Gun Show in Austin in January.

(Sep 10 2010) - Operation Dark Heart: Pentagon Seeks to Block Book on Afghan War
WASH D.C. - Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer has worked in intelligence operations and led special forces black-ops in the war to prevent a Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan. Now that he's back stateside, however, he's engaged in a different kind of battle. Shaffer is currently engaged in a legal battle with the Pentagon over the rights to publish a book - a story he claims is about what went on (and what went wrong) behind the scenes in Afghanistan. On the eve of 9/11's ninth anniversary, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is attempting to block publication of Shaffer's book, titled "Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan - and the Path to Victory."

(Sep 08 2010) - Mind reading computer is unveiled by scientists
U.S.A. - A computer that can read human minds has been unveiled by scientists. It translates thought signals into speech through sensors placed on the brain. Researchers say that in more than eight out of ten cases they were able to work out which word was being thought of without the subject saying it out loud. They believe the breakthrough could give a voice to paralysed patients who have lost the power of speech. 'We were beside ourselves with excitement when it started working,' said Bradley Greger, a bioengineer who led the research at Utah University.

(Sep 08 2010) - DHS Cybersecurity Watchdogs Miss Hundreds of Vulnerabilities
U.S.A. - The federal agency in charge of protecting other agencies from computer intruders was found riddled with hundreds of high-risk security holes on its own systems, according to the results of an audit released Wednesday. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, or US-CERT, monitors the Einstein intrusion-detection sensors on nonmilitary government networks, and helps other civil agencies respond to hack attacks. It also issues alerts on the latest software security holes, so that everyone from the White House to the FAA can react quickly to install workarounds and patches.

(Sep 02 2010) - CIA Survey : Israeli spies 'The Mossad' not friendly to work with
VIRGINA - The CIA took an internal poll not long ago about friendly foreign intelligence agencies. The question, mostly directed to employees of the clandestine service branch, was: Which are the best allies among friendly spy services, in terms of liaison with the CIA, and which are the worst? In other words, who acts like, well, friends? "Israel came in dead last," a recently retired CIA official told me the other day. Not only that, he added, throwing up his hands and rising from his chair, "the Israelis are number three, with China number one and Russia number two," in terms of how aggressive they are in their operations on U.S. soil.

(Sep 02 2010) - CIA money behind Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS)
U.S.A. - How amazing would it be if you could walk into McTaco King and order that mid-morning bacon taco meal with Mountain Dew Big Gulp from your mobile device? Just imagine ... as you approach the restaurant, a menu pops up on your screen, the phone makes suggestions and helps you super-size your order, before you even set foot in the restaurant! This advertiser's wet dream is about to become reality, thanks to WPS (Wi-Fi Positioning System) infrastructure pioneered by CIA front company Skyhook (formerly Quarterscope) and currently being implemented by several other intelligence-connected companies, including Google, Apple, and Navizon (which is supplying data to Microsoft).

(Sep 02 2010) - DARPA in pursuit of insider threats
VIRGINA - Just as constantly looking over your shoulder might betray nefarious intent, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says certain system and network activities could indicate the presence of an insider threat. Insiders granted legitimate access to sensitive networks are notoriously difficult to catch--witness the saga of Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who allegedly sent a large cache of documents to Wikileaks after downloading them onto a CD labeled "Lady Gaga." As a DARPA broad agency announcement for a new program to detect insiders through their behavior notes, insider threats to date have largely been identified only through perpetrators' incompetence or by accident.

(Sep 01 2010) - Remote Control of Brain Activity Using Ultrasound
ARIZONA - Dr. William J. Tyler is an Assistant Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, is a co-founder and the CSO of SynSonix, Inc., and a member of the 2010 DARPA Young Faculty Award class. Every single aspect of human sensation, perception, emotion, and behavior is regulated by brain activity. Thus, having the ability to stimulate brain function is a powerful technology. Recent advances in neurotechnology have shown that brain stimulation is capable of treating neurological diseases and brain injury, as well as serving platforms around which brain-computer interfaces can be built for various purposes.

(Sep 01 2010) - Pentagon shifts $1 billion ... to vaccine development
WASH D.C. - The Obama administration has shifted more than $1 billion out of its nuclear, biological, and chemical defense programs to underwrite a new White House priority on vaccine development and production to combat disease pandemics; Defense Department projects under the budget-cutting ax include the development and acquisition of biological and chemical detection systems; gear to decontaminate skin and equipment after exposure; systems to coordinate military operations in a chem-bio environment; and protective clothing for military personnel entering toxic areas, the document indicates.

(Aug 29 2010) - Americans believed involved in Pakistan air crash hijacking
PAKISTAN - Informed sources in the Government of Pakistan have told Veterans Today that they are developing "hard evidence" indicating the Jet Blue Airbus 320 that crashed July 28th outside Islamabad was a terrorist hijacking tied to rogue American security forces operating inside that country. Sources indicate that the plane crash was an unsuccessful hijacking attempt intended to crash into the nuclear weapons facility at Kahuta, outside Islamabad. Such an attack may have been blamed on India and would likely have led to retaliation which could easily have escalated to a nuclear exchange between these two nations that have spent decades at each other's throats.

(Aug 27 2010) - Vietnam Veterans Want CIA Sanctioned
SAN FRANCISCO - The Vietnam Veterans of America asked a federal judge to impose sanctions on the Central Intelligence Agency, for failing to produce documents on the CIA's testing of hundreds of kinds of drugs - including sarin and phosgene nerve gas and LSD - on thousands of soldiers. The Vietnam Veterans of America sued the CIA in January 2009, claiming the agency had experimented on soldiers at Edgewood Arsenal and Fort Detrick, Md., testing the effects of mind-controlling drugs. The VVA says soldiers were treated "in the same capacity as laboratory rats or guinea pigs." The underlying federal complaint claims that at least 7,800 soldiers were subjected to "at least 250, but as many as 400 chemical and biological agents."

(Aug 26 2010) - Secretly forced brain implants Pt III | Pt II | Pt I
U.S.A. - Within this Part III of the series - Former United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigator, Secret Service and FBI Intelligence Officer, recognized expert in the field of Technical Surveillance and Counter Measures (TSCM), William ("Bill") J. Taylor and private investigator - comments on how "the greatest" American civilians, in their homes and communities, are being remotely neutralized with military grade weaponry under guise of the "war on terror." Taylor touches on the Nazi influence of this program now implemented in the U.S. through the related Nazi-CIA non-consensual human experimentation in the U.S.

(Aug 25 2010) - The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves
CALIFORNIA - 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.

(Aug 25 2010) - Key Karzai Aide in Corruption Inquiry Is Linked to C.I.A.
KABUL - The aide to President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan at the center of a politically sensitive corruption investigation is being paid by the Central Intelligence Agency, according to Afghan and American officials. Mohammed Zia Salehi, the chief of administration for the National Security Council, appears to have been on the payroll for many years, according to officials in Kabul and Washington.

(Aug 24 2010) - Full-Body Scan Technology Deployed In Street-Roving Vans
U.S.A. - 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 ... Joe Reiss, a vice president of marketing adds that the vans do have the capability of storing images. "Sometimes customers need to save images for evidentiary reasons," he says. "We do what our customers need.

(Aug 21 2010) - Germany to roll out ID cards with embedded RFID
GERMANY - The production of the RFID chips, an integral element of the new generation of German identity cards, has started after the government gave a 10 year contract to the chipmaker NXP in the Netherlands. Citizens will receive the mandatory new ID cards from the first of November. The new ID card will contain all personal data on the security chip that can be accessed over a wireless connection. The new card allows German authorities to identify {TRACK} people with speed and accuracy, the government said. These authorities include the police, customs and tax authorities and of course the local registration and passport granting authorities.

(Aug 19 2010) - Secretly forced brain implants: Explosive court case
U.S.A. - Few American doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists will break rank or brave the new world of high-tech electronic abuse some of their patients report but evidence mounts that increasing numbers of innocent citizens targeted for U.S. state-sponsored terror are being secretly brain implanted with U.S. RFID chips without their consent for no-touch torture and mind control plus experimentation. One man evidenced this in court; won his case; and now prepares for a continuationin federal court, due to be equally explosive. RFID is abbreviation for Radio-frequency Identification, a misnomer due to the device functions consisting of far more than ID. It is used for remote technological harassment, torture and even assassination.

(Aug 18 2010) - The Next Muslim Controversy - A College in California
CALIFORNIA - If the construction of an Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan - you know, the "mosque at ground zero," which is neither a mosque nor at ground zero-has driven a large segment of American society into a frenzy of openly hostile religious bigotry, imagine what the response may be to next week's opening of America's first Muslim college. Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California, is aiming to become the first accredited Muslim college in the U.S. Founded by America's best known and most highly respected Muslim cleric, Hamza Yusuf, the school will function, according to its website, at a level "comparable to the best of religious seminaries and general institutions of higher education the U.S." The curriculum will be based in Islamic studies and Arabic but also will contain humanities and social sciences.

(Aug 18 2010) - Iran's secret pipeline into the U.S.
WASHINGTON - Iran Air 744 is a bimonthly flight that originates in Tehran and flies directly to Caracas with periodic stops in Beirut and Damascus. The maiden flight was Feb. 2, 2007. The mere existence of the flight was a significant concern for U.S. intelligence officials, but now a broader concern is who and what are aboard the flights. "If you [a member of the public] tried to book yourself a seat on this flight and it doesn't matter whether it's a week before, a month before, six months before -- you'll never find a place to sit there," says Offer Baruch, a former Israeli Shin Bet agent.

(Aug 17 2010) - Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk
WASH D.C. (AP) -- The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments aided the U.S. in holding and questioning suspected terrorists. The two videotapes and one audiotape are believed to be the only remaining recordings made within the clandestine prison system. The tapes depict Binalshibh's interrogation sessions at a Moroccan-run facility the CIA used near Rabat in 2002, several current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the recordings remain a closely guarded secret.

(Aug 16 2010) - Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill
U.S.A. | JAMA | -- The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico poses direct threats to human health from inhalation or dermal contact with the oil and dispersant chemicals, and indirect threats to seafood safety and mental health. Physicians should be familiar with health effects from oil spills to appropriately advise, diagnose, and treat patients who live and work along the Gulf Coast or wherever a major oil spill occurs. The main components of crude oil are aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. Lower-molecular-weight aromatics-such as benzene, toluene, and xylene-are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and evaporate within hours after the oil reaches the surface. Volatile organic compounds can cause respiratory irritation and central nervous system (CNS) depression. Benzene is known to cause leukemia in humans, and toluene is a recognized teratogen at high doses. Higher-molecular-weight chemicals such as naphthalene evaporate more slowly. Naphthalene is listed by the National Toxicology Program as "reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans" based on olfactory neuroblastomas, nasal tumors, and lung cancers in animals.

(Aug 14 2010) - NOT GUILTY On Pastor Anderson Trial
ARIZONA -- On Friday, August 13, 2010, a jury found Pastor Steven L Anderson not guilty of both misdemeanor charges brought against him. The two charges were "obstructing the highway" and "resisting an order directing, regulating, or controlling a motor vehicle," and involved an incident on April 14, 2009, when Pastor Anderson refused a warrantless search of his vehicle at an internal border patrol checkpoint at mile marker 78 of eastbound I-8, 75 miles east of Yuma, AZ (55 miles north of the international border). The 1 hour and 15 minute standoff ended with Border Patrol and Arizona DPS officers shattering out the car's windows, tasering Pastor Anderson for 18 seconds, and maliciously shoving his face into broken glass and roughing him up before taking him to the hospital and then ultimately to jail.

(Aug 11 2010) - The Hidden Tragedy of the CIA's Experiments on Children
U.S.A. -- Bobby is seven years old, but this is not the first time he has been subjected to electroshock. It's his third time. In all, over the next year, Bobby will experience eight electroshock sessions. Placed on the examining table, he is held down by two male attendants while the physician places a solution on his temples. Bobby struggles with the two men holding him down, but his efforts are useless. He cries out and tries to pull away. One of the attendants tries to force a thick wedge of rubber into his mouth. He turns his head sharply away and cries out, "Let me go, please. I don't want to be here.

(Aug 11 2010) - Thousands of online banking customers have accounts emptied by 'most dangerous trojan virus ever created' BRITAIN -- Thousands of British online banking customers have fallen victim to a sophisticated attack by cyber criminals who have stolen thousands of pounds from their accounts. About 3,000 online banking customers have been victims of a computer virus attack that empties their accounts while showing them fake statements so the scam goes undetected. Experts have described the attack using a 'trojan' virus as the most sophisticated and dangerous malware program ever created.

(Aug 10 2010) - Lawsuit over Geronimo's Remains dismissed because Gov is God ?
NEW HAVEN -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Federal Government and Yale University by 20 descendents of the Apache warrior Geronimo, who say that their famous ancestor's remains were stolen from Fort Sill, Oklahama and are illegally in the possession of "Skull and Bones" - a secret society at Yale. Among those whom Geronimo's ancestors accuse of stealing their ancestor's remains years ago is former Skull and Bones member Prescott Bush - the now deceased father and grandfather of Presidents Bush Sr. and Jr. Both former presidents were also members of the secret society, as well as Senator John Kerry.

(Aug 06 2010) - Tracking your car? Cops need a warrant, says judge
WASH D.C. -- Police cannot surreptitiously stick a GPS unit on your car and track your movements without a warrant, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled. In an opinion published Friday, the court said that police use of GPS evidence to convict two individuals was a violation of the Fourth Amendment, and that people have a reasonable expectation of privacy when it comes to their movements over an extended period of time. The decision does indeed help set a precedent for future cases, though similar decisions vary by state.

(Aug 05 2010) - Censored Gulf news: Terror in Deep South for Agenda 21
GULF COAST -- After 100 days of U.S. petrochemical-military Gulf of Mexico region attack causing napalm-like injury, death and destruction, millions of people have been poisoned, thousands of children and adults suffer due to burned skin, chemical pneumonia and coughing up blood from internal bleeding, while hundreds of thousands of fish washed ashore Louisiana's coast from a chemical weapon Satanically applied to the Agenda 21 killing field. Obama, his administration and even his wife, continue their public charade supported by mainstream press blatant lies and sin of omission, a Disinformation weapon used on Americans as the UN Agenda 21 unfolds.

(Aug 04 2010) - Old New World Order Goal, World Empire
WORLD -- The New World Order is not new. It is actually controlled by very old, very wealthy families. It is likely at least partially the brainchild of European royalty that should have faded into the sunset a long time ago, along with their central banking agents. Somehow, these royal families have managed to keep their wealth and their political influence in spite of decades, even centuries, of various political movements that should have cast them down and made them pariahs of the human race. Somehow they have managed to escape the wrath of the common folk in spite of wars and revolutions that should have targeted them and their agents. Through all this they have not changed their ways.

(Aug 02 2010) - Hackers still hacking ATM's and Elections
U.S.A. -- It is fitting on the fifth anniversary of the death of Bill Moss, lead plaintiff in the legendary Moss v. Bush 2004 lawsuit in Ohio, that the Associated Press is admitting the easy hackability of Diebold "VOTING" machines. "A hacker has discovered a way to force ATMs to disgorge their cash by hijacking the computers inside them," reads the AP lead. The AP goes on to warn that, "The attacks demonstrated last week {And @ DefCon} targeted stand-alone ATMs. But they could potentially could be used against the ATMs operated by mainstream banks."

(Aug 01 2010) - Elite US cyber-squad Vigilant recruits hackers from DefCon
LAS VEGAS -- An elite US cyber team that has stealthily tracked Internet villains for more that a decade pulled back its cloak of secrecy to recruit hackers at a notorious DefCon gathering in Las Vegas. Vigilant was described by its chief Chet Uber as a sort of cyber "A-Team" taking on terrorists, drug cartels, mobsters and other enemies on the Internet. "We do things the government can't," Uber said. "This was never supposed to have been a public thing."

(Jul 31 2010) - Formation of Al Qaida: US-Israel Collaboration
VIRGINIA -- Press clips gathered by the CIA and discovered in the National Archives' stored CIA files point to an agency keenly interested in any leaks about the highly-classified CIA-Mossad program to establish Osama Bin Laden and the most radical elements of the Afghan Mujahidin as the primary leaders of the anti-Soviet rebels in the 1980s. Wayne Madsen Report has pored through the CIA files and a complicated picture emerges of America's and Israel’s top intelligence agencies, in cahoots with Saudi Arabia, establishing financial links and carve out intelligence programs to provide manpower and financial support to Bin Laden and his allies in Afghanistan. It was these very elements that later created the so-called "Al Qaeda," which the late British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook described as nothing more than a "database" of CIA front organizations, financial supporters, and field operatives. However, one component omitted by Cook in the Al Qaeda construct is the Israeli participation.

(Jul 31 2010) - Killed Mexican Drug Cartel leader "Nacho Coronel" linked to CIA
MEXICO -- Earlier this week, Sinaloa drug cartel leader Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel was killed in a raid conducted by the Mexican military. According to several media and official Mexican government reports, Coronel had a long criminal history and played significant roles mostly within the Sinaloa cartel. He was currently a member of the 'inner circle' working for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman - the drug lord listed by Forbes as one of the richest men in the world.

(Jul 30 2010) - Sites Feed Personal Details To New Tracking Industry
NEW YORK -- The largest U.S. websites are installing new and intrusive consumer-tracking technologies on the computers of people visiting their sites—in some cases, more than 100 tracking tools at a time—a Wall Street Journal investigation has found. The tracking files represent the leading edge of a lightly regulated, emerging industry of data-gatherers who are in effect establishing a new business model for the Internet: one based on intensive surveillance of people to sell data about, and predictions of, their interests and activities, in real time. The Journal's study shows the extent to which Web users are in effect exchanging personal data for the broad access to information and services that is a defining feature of the Internet.

(Jul 28 2010) - Schwarzenegger to speak at Bohemian Club conclave
CALIFORNIA -- [ 349 BOHEMIAN GROVE PICTURES ] Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is scheduled to address a throng of rich and powerful men on Friday under the towering redwoods at the Bohemian Grove as the annual encampment along the Russian River in Monte Rio enters its final weekend. No one other than Bohemian Club members and their guests will hear the governor's speech, which is - like everything that transpires during the 17-day midsummer enclave - done in absolute privacy. Plutocrats and powerbrokers, including former presidents, annually flock to the 2,700-acre wooded retreat where neither women, other than grove employees, nor outsiders of either gender are permitted.

(Jul 28 2010) - Google, CIA Invest in 'Future' of Web Monitoring
WASH D.C. -- The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time - and says it uses that information to predict the future. The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents - both present and still-to-come. In a white paper, the company says its temporal analytics engine "goes beyond search" by "looking at the 'invisible links' between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events.' The idea is to figure out for each incident who was involved, where it happened and when it might go down.

(Jul 28 2010) - National Ocean Council
WASH D.C. -- Thirty states will be encroached upon by Obama's Executive Order {PDF} establishing the National Ocean Council for control over America's oceans, coastlines and the Great Lakes. Under this new council, states' coastal jurisdictions will be subject to the United Nations' Law Of Sea Treaty (LOST) in this UN Agenda 21 program. America'a oceans and coastlines will be broken into 9 regions that include the North East, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, the Gulf Coast, West Coast, the Great Lakes, Alaska, the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii) and the Caribbean. Because of the decades of difficulty that the collectivists have had trying to ratify the Law Of Sea Treaty (LOST), Obama is sneaking it in through the back door, by way of this Executive Order establishing the Council.

(Jul 28 2010) - Doomsday shelters making a comeback
CALIFORNIA -- Jason Hodge, father of four children from Barstow, Calif., says he's "not paranoid" but he is concerned, and that's why he bought space in what might be labeled a doomsday shelter. Hodge bought into the first of a proposed nationwide group of 20 fortified, underground shelters - the Vivos shelter network - that are intended to protect those inside for up to a year from catastrophes such as a nuclear attack, killer asteroids or tsunamis, according to the project's developers. "It's an investment in life," says Hodge, a Teamsters union representative. "I want to make sure I have a place I can take me and my family if that worst-case scenario were to happen."

(Jul 24 2010) - Multiple Ranches In Laredo, TX Taken Over By Los Zetas
TEXAS -- The bloodbath continues along our southern border and now word is coming in that Los Zetas, the highly trained killers formerly with the Gulf Cartel, have crossed into the United States and taken over at least two ranches in the Laredo, Texas area. I am receiving word that the owners of the ranches have evacuated without being harmed. The source is law enforcement in the area. The ranches are said to be "near Mines Rd. and Minerales Annex Rd about 10 miles NW of I-35".

(Jul 24 2010) - THE CIA: BEYOND REDEMPTION AND SHOULD BE TERMINATED
VIRGINIA -- The Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) has confirmed the worst fears of its creator President Harry Truman that it might degenerate into "an American Gestapo." It has been just that for so long it is beyond redemption. It represents 60 years of failure and fascism utterly at odds with the spirit of a democracy and needs to be closed, permanently. Over the years "the Agency" as it is known, has given U.S. presidents so much wrong information on so many critical issues, broken so many laws, subverted so many elections, overthrown so many governments, funded so many dictators, and killed and tortured so many innocent human beings that the pages of its official history could be written in blood, not ink. People the world over regard it as infamous, and that evaluation, sadly for the reputation of America, is largely accurate.

(Jul 21 2010) - An evil atmosphere's forming around geoengineering
U.S.A. -- Now a powerful group of scientists, venture capitalists and conservative think tanks is coalescing around the idea of reproducing this cooling effect by injecting {CHEM-TRAILING} sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere to counter climate change. Despite the enormity of what is being proposed - nothing less than seizing control of the climate - the public has been almost entirely excluded from the planning. Up to now, governments have been reluctant to talk about geoengineering. The reason is simple: apart from its unknown side effects, it would weaken resolve to reduce emissions. But it may soon prove an irresistible fix.

(Jul 21 2010) - The CLEAR Act of Another Federal Land Grab
WASH D.C. -- U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) addressed Congress on July 15th to report the Natural Resources Committee's passage of HR 3534, the Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources Act (CLEAR Act) of 2009. Congressman Gohmert said that the bill was to "deal with the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico" but it contains plans for the federal government to acquire land and was introduced in 2009. Congressman Gohmert pointed out that a portion of the CLEAR Act contains a provision for the federal government to spend $900 million a year to purchase private land over the next 30 years, for a grand total of $27 billion dollars over 3 decades.

(Jul 20 2010) - Global Drug Trade Fueled by Capitalist Elites
U.S.A. -- When investigative journalist Daniel Hopsicker broke the story four years ago that a DC-9 (N900SA) "registered to a company which once used as its address the hangar of Huffman Aviation, the flight school at the Venice, Florida Airport which trained both terrorist pilots who crashed planes into the World Trade Center, was caught in Campeche by the Mexican military ... carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine destined for the U.S.," it elicited a collective yawn from corporate media. And when authorities searched the plane and found its cargo consisted solely of 128 identical black suitcases marked "private," packed with cocaine valued at more than $100 million, the silence was deafening.

(Jul 19 2010) - Intel community heightens security measures following Washington Post's Top Secret America story : WASH D.C. -- The Office of the Director of National Intelligence sent a memo late last week to contractors warning them about the Washington Post's article on the growth of top-secret agencies and contracting activity. The undated, unsigned memo, which was leaked to numerous media outlets, including The Daily Caller, framed the Post piece as a national security threat. "Foreign intelligence services, terrorist organizations and criminal elements will have potential interest in this kind of information. It is important that companies review their overall counterintelligence posture to ensure that it is appropriate," read the memo, which was addressed simply from the ODNI's Mission Support Center.

(Jul 17 2010) - Dengue Fever Outbreak Leads Back to CIA & Army Experiments
FLORIDA -- The recent outbreak of dengue fever is being portrayed by the media as a fortuitous reemergence of the disease in Florida and elsewhere in the United States after 75 years. Yet Hank Albarelli’s probe reveals that the US Army and CIA have been experimenting with dengue fever for years with the aim of weaponizing insects to be released against unwitting populations, as was previously done in Florida and elsewhere. Moreoever, Albarelli draws attention to the eerie similarity between dengue fever symptoms and those linked to the toxic emanations in the Gulf of Mexico and warns of the looming disaster that could unfold from the overlap.

(Jul 16 2010) - Congressman introduces resolution to protect citizens who videotape cops
WASH D.C. -- A U.S. Congressman has introduced a resolution that would protect citizens who videotape cops in public from getting arrested on state wiretapping charges. Edolphus Towns, a Democrat from New York, introduced the resolution on Thursday, the same day USA Today wrote a scathing editorial denouncing these types of arrests. These types of arrests have become an epidemic throughout the country as more people are carrying some type of video-recording device on them at all times. But the case that has gained the most national attention has been the arrest of Anthony Graber, a National Guardsman who is facing 16 years in prison because he uploaded a video of a Maryland State Trooper pulling a gun on him during a traffic stop.

(Jul 16 2010) - Kyrgyzstan, America and the Global Drug Trade
KYRGYZSTAN -- Will the current crisis in Kyrgyzstan lead to greater instability, and perhaps an expansion of the current conflict in Central Asia? There are good reasons to be concerned. Deep forces, not adequately understood, are at work there; and these forces have repeatedly led to major warfare in the past. The pattern of events unfolding in Kyrgyzstan is ominously reminiscent of how America became involved in Laos in the 1960s, and later in Afghanistan in the 1980s. American covert involvement in those countries soon led to civil wars producing numerous casualties and refugees. It will take strenuous leadership from both Obama in Washington and Medvedev in Moscow to prevent a third major conflict from breaking out in Kyrgyzstan.

(Jul 15 2010) - Drug Pilot in DC-9 Escapes 3 Times
FLORIDA -- The identity of the pilot of the American-registered DC-9 (N900SA) from St. Petersburg FL caught carrying 5.5 tons of cocaine in Mexico's Yucatan several years ago, long a mystery, finally saw the light of day recently in Mexico. Carmelo Vasquez Guerra, a Venezuelan, was the DC9's pilot who was said to have "escaped" from the airport while his airplane was being seized, and four other members of his crew were arrested. He was later taken into custody by Mexican authorities, and charged with flying an airplane packed with 128 identical suitcases filled with cocaine.

(Jul 14 2010) - Weighty guests arrive for annual Bohemian Grove
CALIFORNIA -- Some of the world's wealthiest and most prominent begin arriving today for the annual encampment at the Bohemian Grove, a gathering some describe as a benign men’s club and others as an insidious gathering of power. The encampment is expected to have 2,000 attendees at any one time, a guest list that has included U.S. presidents and foreign heads of state, politicians, industrial barons, actors, artists and musicians. As in the past, their identities and a description of the programs are closely guarded by officials of the San Francisco-based Bohemian Club.

(Jul 13 2010) - National Guard Homeland Response Force coming to Missouri
U.S.A. -- The U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday that Missouri will be one of 10 states to host National Guard Homeland Response Force units to help coordinate federal response to a terrorist attack. The Defense Department will place one unit in each of the 10 FEMA REGIONS. Missouri is located in Region VII, which administers FEMA programs and coordinates federal disaster response in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. The units will include about 570 personnel composed of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive response specialists, as well as command and control and security forces.

(Jul 09 2010) - Mind Control? Using Nanoparticles To Remotely Control Behavior!
U.S.A. -- Are we moving into a time when the extraordinary advances that have been made in the fields of nanotechnology, neurology, psychology, computer science, telecommunications and artificial intelligence will be used by governmental authorities to control the population? Already, governments around the world are using the threat of "terror" as an excuse to watch us, track us, scan all of our electronic communications and force us to endure "security measures" that are so extreme that even George Orwell could have never dreamed them up. So what is going to happen one day when some crazed individual actually does set off a weapon of mass destruction in a major city? The temptation to use these emerging technologies to control the public will become almost irresistible.

(Jul 08 2010) - 100's of Federal Agents Fall Victim to Ponzi Scheme
WASH D.C. -- FBI agents are supposed to unearth scams, not become victims of them. This time is different. Some 300 retired and current federal agents -- representing the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- collectively invested tens of millions of dollars of retirement money in what turned out to be a Ponzi scheme allegedly run by a Florida man who committed suicide {yeah right} last month, an attorney in the case said. The FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission are now investigating and trying to recover funds.

(Jul 05 2010) - Census worker taken to court for trespassing
HONOLULU -- The case of a Hawaii Census worker arrested for trespassing while trying to do his job is heading to federal court. It's the latest example of disputes this year between Census workers protected by federal law and residents who don't want to deal with them. The Census worker, Russell Haas, found trouble on Hawaii's Big Island on March 20 when a resident refused to accept Census forms and told Haas to leave his fenced property.

(Jul 05 2010) - Biometric ATM gives cash via 'finger vein' scan
POLAND -- Poland's cooperative BPS bank says it's the first in Europe to install a biometric ATM -- allowing customers to withdraw cash simply with the touch of a fingertip. The digit-scanning ATM, introduced in the Polish capital of Warsaw, runs on the latest in "finger vein" technology -- an authentication system developed by Japanese tech giant Hitachi. The company says that an infrared light is passed through the finger to detect a unique pattern of micro-veins beneath the surface - which is then matched with a pre-registered profile to verify an individual's identity.

(Jul 03 2010) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates tightens media rules
WASH D.C. -- The Pentagon's small press office is about to get a lot busier. Even top military officials now have to get Pentagon clearance for interviews and other contact with reporters. Defense Secretary Robert Gates issued the order Friday in a brief memo sent to military and civilian personnel worldwide; it was effective immediately. The order tells officials to make sure they are not going out of bounds or unintentionally releasing information that the Pentagon wants to hold back. It comes after President Barack Obama fired the top general in Afghanistan for embarrassing comments in a magazine article.

(Jun 29 2010) - Banks Financing Mexico Gangs Admitted in Wells Fargo Deal
U.S.A. -- Just before sunset on April 10, 2006, a DC-9 jet landed at the international airport in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, 500 miles east of Mexico City. As soldiers on the ground approached the plane, the crew tried to shoo them away, saying there was a dangerous oil leak. So the troops grew suspicious and searched the jet. They found 128 black suitcases, packed with 5.7 tons of cocaine, valued at $100 million. The stash was supposed to have been delivered from Caracas to drug traffickers in Toluca, near Mexico City, Mexican prosecutors later found. Law enforcement officials also discovered something else. The smugglers had bought the DC-9 with laundered funds they transferred through two of the biggest banks in the U.S.: Wachovia Corp. and Bank of America Corp., Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its August 2010 issue. This was no isolated incident. Wachovia, it turns out, had made a habit of helping move money for Mexican drug smugglers. Wells Fargo & Co., which bought Wachovia in 2008, has admitted in court that its unit failed to monitor and report suspected money laundering by narcotics traffickers -- including the cash used to buy four planes that shipped a total of 22 tons of cocaine. {MORE}

(Jun 27 2010) - Corexit dispersants suspected in widespread crop damage
SAN FRANCISCO -- Last May 24, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson promised, "We will conduct our own tests to determine the least toxic, most effective dispersant available in the volumes necessary for a crisis of this magnitude ... I am not satisfied that BP has done an extensive enough analysis of other dispersant options." As of today, those tests have not been completed, according to the EPA. In the meantime, BP has dumped 1.4 million gallons of Corexit on the gulf. Next week, we could have a hurricane pushing Corexit inland. Corexit 9500 is a solvent originally developed by Exxon and now manufactured by the Nalco of Naperville, Illinois (who by the way just hired some expensive lobbyists). Corexit is is four times more toxic than oil (oil is toxic at 11 ppm (parts per million), Corexit 9500 at only 2.61ppm). In a report written by Anita George-Ares and James R. Clark for Exxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc. titled "Acute Aquatic Toxicity of Three Corexit Products: An Overview" Corexit 9500 was found to be one of the most toxic dispersal agents ever developed.

(Jun 22 2010) - Russian warship makes rare S.F. appearance
SAN FRANCISCO -- The first Russian surface warship to visit San Francisco in 147 years is docked on the Embarcadero this week on a visit that combines friendship, history and a display of military power. The ship is the cruiser Varyag, a sleek gray vessel that is the flagship of Russia's Pacific fleet. It made the two-week voyage from Vladivostok in the spirit of friendship, as Russian Rear Adm. Vladimir Kastonov said more than once during a news conference aboard the ship at Pier 30-32 on Monday.

(Jun 21 2010) - States launch joint probe of Google Wi-Fi snooping
U.S.A. -- As many as 30 states could join an investigation into Google Inc.'s collection of personal information from unprotected wireless networks, Connecticut's attorney general said today. According to Richard Blumenthal, who issued a statement Monday, more than 30 states' attorneys general have expressed interest in joining the investigation, which his office will lead. Google's response today was similar to what it said earlier this month. "It was a mistake for us to include code in our software that collected payload data, but we believe we didn't break any U.S. laws," a company spokesman said in an e-mail.

(Jun 20 2010) - The oil spill could destroy humanity
THE WORLD -- Disaster follows disaster. The pandemic flu disaster, the banking and eurozone disaster, the oil spill disaster. And all these disasters have one thing in common. They are being artificially engineered. They are being engineered for the profit of a small group. We know who that group is. It is the Bilderberg corporate group. It was not God's plan that people should suffer in artificial wars, in artificial famines, in artificial vaccine holocausts, in artificial natural catastrophes such as this oil spill catastrophe ... We, the people, have a right given to live in a dignified way and we will fight for that right. We call on everyone, whether you live in Ireland, in Germany, in Spain, in England, in the USA, in Africa, to mobilize to stop this oil spill as soon as possible and to put the people responsible into goal. Enough is enough.

(Jun 19 2010) - In 1903, Cabalist Banker Prophesied Gulf Apocalypse
AUSTRIA -- In 1903, Austrian banker, writer and occultist Gustav Meyrink (left, 1868-1932) wrote a novella, "Petroleum, Petroleum", part of a collection of short stories, which featured this Preface: "To assure priority of this prophecy, I state that the following novella has been written in 1903. Gustav Meyrink". The novella tells the story of Dr. Jessegrim who has made a fortune in the mescaline business. He decides to go into oil. All of Mexico was standing on caves which were partly at least filled with petroleum, and connected with each other.

(Jun 19 2010) - TEN QUADRILLON DOLLAR Notice of Lis Pendens on BP
U.S.A. -- Sovereign Citizens of the United States of America have filed a Lis Pendens against the British Crown on behalf of The People of America through its only legitimate agent, The United States of America. The Lis Pendens was signed on June 15, 2010 by Trustees Charles C: Miller & Dean Arlo: Arp of 1402 Auburn Way N #416, Auburn, WA 98002 and delivered (faxed) June 16, 2010, unto the person of Her Majesty’s Treasury, The Rt. Honorable George Osborne MP, 21W1, HM Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road, London SW1A 2HQ. Further the notice states that, "The United States Federal Corporation has abandoned its obligations to those who ultimately authorized its original construction, now administered by a mere commercial entity for profit in which The Crown holds interest."

(Jun 18 2010) - US military never learns US Constitution, incapable to defend it
SAN FRANCISCO -- Austin Moody served four years as infantry in the US Marines. He gave me permission to reprint his e-mail and letter below describing the Orwellian condition of active-duty military men and women conditioned to follow orders without ever being educated about the US Constitution. All orders must be within the US Constitution; ignorant soldiers are therefore incapable of honoring their Oath of Enlistment to support and defend the US Constitution. This is a massive lie of omission from US military "leadership." Austin’s experience is consistent with US Army being conditioned to "always place the mission first," rather than "always place the US Constitution first."

(Jun 17 2010) - FEMA, DHS Back Disaster Hero Game
U.S.A. -- Legacy Interactive has announced plans to create a web-based game designed to teach kids how to prepare for hazards and emergencies. Disaster Hero is being developed in conjunction with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and, in turn, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), under which FEMA operates. Due out sometime in 2011, the game promises to "focus on what to do before, during and after a disaster," with an emphasis on "getting an emergency kit, having an emergency plan and being informed."

(Jun 16 2010) - Bureaucrats run amok: EPA now classifies milk as a pollutant
MICHIGAN -- In case you doubted that government bureaucrats are committed to controlling every aspect of our lives, please be aware that they've now categorized milk as a pollutant. This new interpretation of the EPA's Clean Water Act will require dairy farmers to develop oil spill prevention plans for their milk storage tanks. As one farmer said in the video, "The majority of milk is water, in the high 80s percentile is water. The rest of it, three and one half percent, is solids of the fat and a portion of that is oil. And because of that small amount of oil in milk they'd like to relate it to motor oil or fuel oil and put it in the same category."

(Jun 15 2010) - Internet 'KILL SWITCH' proposed for US
WASH D.C. -- A new US Senate Bill would grant the President far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of, or even shut down, portions of the internet. The legislation says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines or software firms that the US Government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined. That emergency authority would allow the Federal Government to "preserve those networks and assets and our country and protect our people," Joe Lieberman, the primary sponsor of the measure and the chairman of the Homeland Security committee, told reporters on Thursday.

(Jun 14 2010) - Huge Number of Disaster Drills Held Throughout America
U.S.A. -- From terrorist attacks and hurricane evacuations to submarine base and nuclear power plant mishaps; bomb blasts, plane crashes, dirty bombs, hazmat spills, earthquakes, medical disasters and train derailments, America is on high alert. Over the past several weeks to the present, more than 35 major disaster drills are taking place throughout America. It makes one wonder what's prompting all of these emergency exercises and planning venues. Was it confusion over Gov. Palin's oft-quoted "drill, baby, drill?" No, it's recognition that the Feds are leaving ordinary citizens to fend for themselves. States aren't happy about this.

(Jun 14 2010) - National Guard being used to 'fight crime' in Puerto Rico
PUERTO RICO -- Earlier this year the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2499, which put Puerto Rico on the path to statehood. The resolution would offer Puerto Ricans a two step vote, first asking them if they would like to remain a commonwealth of the U.S. Then if not, they would vote on whether to become the 51st state. With Puerto Rico on the fast track to becoming a U.S. state, the U.S. National Guard has wasted no time in training its people that if and when they join the union, Posse Comitatus will not be offered as part of the package deal.

(Jun 11 2010) - BP Poisons Gulf With Deadly Oil Dispersant | COREXIT
GULF OF MEXICO -- Last Tuesday, June 8, a team of scientists confirmed what many of us suspect: Vast underwater concentrations of oil sprawling for miles in the Gulf of Mexico from the damaged, crude-belching BP PLC well are unprecedented in human history and threaten to wreak havoc on marine life. The scientists' finding was confirmed for the first time by federal officials. As Paul Quinlan and Josh Voorhees of Greenwire report: Researchers aboard the F.G. Walton Smith vessel ... traced an underwater oil plume 15 miles wide, 3 miles long and about 600 feet thick ...

(Jun 10 2010) - Chaos, Anarchy To Reign If Paterson Shuts Down NY
NEW YORK -- Monday Could Be Doomsday If Budget Deal Can't Be Reached : Chaos and anarchy. That's what New York Gov. David Paterson is warning if he's forced to shut down the government in a few days. The clowns in the state Legislature, now deadlocked for 71 days on the budget, are ready to take down the "big tent" and bring state government to a standstill. At least that's what Paterson thinks. "No one knows the full ramifications of a government shutdown," said Paterson. "It would create unimaginable chaos around the state and the greater metropolitan areas."

(Jun 10 2010) - $1.2 Quadrillion Derivatives Market Dwarfs World GDP
U.S.A. -- One of the biggest risks to the world's financial health is the $1.2 quadrillion derivatives market. It's complex, it's unregulated, and it ought to be of concern to world leaders that its notional value is 20 times the size of the world economy. But traders rule the roost -- and as much as risk managers and regulators might want to limit that risk, they lack the power or knowledge to do so. A quadrillion is a big number: 1,000 times a trillion. Yet according to one of the world's leading derivatives experts, Paul Wilmott, who holds a doctorate in applied mathematics from Oxford University (and whose speaking voice sounds eerily like John Lennon's), $1.2 quadrillion is the so-called notional value of the worldwide derivatives market.

(Jun 09 2010) - USNORTHCOM Gears Up For Potential Attack On U.S. Soil
U.S.A. -- USNORTHCOM has admitted that they are preparing military operations within the United States. This is the first time in history this has been done and they will be working with DHS, state and local law enforcement on U.S. soil. The focus of this operation will be in our own back yard. Northcom is planning on defending against enemy attacks and supporting civilian authorities with fighting an unconventional foe, all on US soil. NORTHCOM went on to say that the drill will be in the Gulf area. They anticipate no infrastructure and possible extreme weather conditions.

(Jun 09 2010) - Apple's Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed
WASH D.C. -- Apple has suffered another embarrassment. A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians. They-and every other buyer of the cellular-enabled tablet-could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking. The breach, which comes just weeks after an Apple employee lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, exposed the most exclusive email list on the planet, a collection of early-adopter iPad 3G subscribers that includes thousands of A-listers in finance, politics and media, from New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson to Diane Sawyer of ABC News to film mogul Harvey Weinstein to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It even appears that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's information was compromised. {FINALLY}

(Jun 08 2010) - CIA Goes 14 Months without Internal Watchdog
WASH D.C. -- More than a year after the CIA's inspector general stepped down, frustrated members of Congress are urging the White House to fill the internal watchdog position that was central in uncovering abuses inside the spy agency. Several possible candidates have fallen by the wayside despite assurances from the Obama administration that a nominee will be chosen soon. The government's inspectors general root out corruption, fraud and other abuses that rarely surface otherwise. Because the CIA's activities are mostly conducted in secrecy, the position is of special value.

(Jun 01 2010) - MORE : Homeland Security Cyber Bill(s)
WASH D.C. -- At the beginning of the year, the chances that some sort of cybersecurity legislation would reach the president's desk by the end of 2010 were remote. But as of today, there are a half dozen such bills circulating, and the sense of urgency is there, thanks to a huge and largely unremarked upon public lobbying campaign by the defense industry that may or may not comport with the actual level of threat. I don't mean that as a snide aside; I just don't know how vulnerable we are at this moment. Today, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee unveils its legislation, which would create a Senate-confirmable cyber director in the executive office of the president and imbue him or her with significant emergency powers.

(May 27 2010) - Global Small Arms Treaty threatens your right to self defense
WASH D.C. -- American gun owners might not feel besieged, but they should. This week, the Obama administration announced its support for the United Nations Small Arms Treaty. This international agreement poses real risks for freedom both in the United States and around the world by making it more difficult - if not outright illegal - for law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. The U.N. claims that guns used in armed conflicts cause 300,000 deaths worldwide every year, an inordinate number of which are the result of internal civil strife within individual nations. The solution proposed by transnationalists to keep rebels from getting guns is to make the global pool of weapons smaller through government action.

(May 27 2010) - Darpa's Beady-Eyed Camera Spots the 'Non-Cooperative'
U.S.A. -- Soon, keeping your head down won't be enough to stump high-tech security cameras, thanks to Pentagon-funded researchers developing mini-cameras that can nab threats by hunting down - and scanning - their eyeballs. A team of electrical engineers at Southern Methodist University (SMU), led by Professor Marc Christensen, first created the cameras with funding from Darpa, the Pentagon's research agency. Called Panoptes, the devices use low-resolution sensors to create a high-res image that can be captured using a lightweight, ultra-slim camera. Because they don't use a lens, the cameras were originally designed for miniature drone sensors and troop helmet-cams.

(May 26 2010) - Census workers can enter your apartment in your absence
U.S.A. -- Thousands of census workers, including many temporary employees, are fanning out across America to gather information on the citizenry. What many Americans don't realize, is that census workers are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for "the collection of statistics." If the landlord of such apartment or other leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the landlord can be fined $500.00.

(May 26 2010) - RFID chip implanted into man gets computer virus
U.K. -- Researchers have found that implanted identity chips can pick up computer viruses. Reading University's Mark Gasson conducted an experiment to show how radio frequency identity (RFID) chips could become electronically infected. He explained to Rory Cellan-Jones the risks involved with the new technology including its effects on medical implants such as pacemakers.

(May 18 2010) - LifeLock CEO's Identity Stolen 13 Times
NEW YORK -- Apparently, when you publish your Social Security number prominently on your website and billboards, people take it as an invitation to steal your identity. LifeLock CEO Todd Davis, whose number is displayed in the company's ubiquitous advertisements, has by now learned that lesson. He's been a victim of identity theft at least 13 times, according to the Phoenix New Times. That's 12 more times than has previously been known. In June 2007, Threat Level reported that Davis had been the victim of identity theft after someone used his identity to obtain a $500 loan from a check-cashing company. Davis discovered the crime only after the company called his wife's cellphone to recover the unpaid debt.

(May 17 2010) - Genetically modified crops failing worldwide
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Green Revolution -- a misleading name applied by PR firms to the onset of globalized, chemical-intensive, industrial agriculture that is anything but friendly to the environment -- is coming unraveled around the world, bringing devastation to farmers from the plains of China to the plains of America. It was revealed last week that China is dealing with an explosive infestation of the formerly inconsequential mirid bug in its orchards and cotton fields. The bug's population exploded as a result of widespread planting of cotton that had been genetically altered to be resistant to the bollworm, formerly cotton's worst enemy. Cotton farmers stopped spraying insecticides, since their plants shrugged off the bollworms, and thus allowed other insects, especially the mirid bug, to multiply without interference.

(May 14 2010) - Where's Jimmy ? Just Google His Bar Code
U.S.A. -- Scientists currently tag animals to study their behavior and protect the endangered, but some futurists wonder whether all humans should be tagged too. Scientists tag animals to monitor their behavior and keep track of endangered species. Now some futurists are asking whether all of mankind should be tagged too. Looking for a loved one? Just Google his microchip. The chips, called radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, emit a simple radio signal akin to a bar code, anywhere, anytime. Futurists say they can be easily implanted under the skin on a person's arm. Already, the government of Mexico has surgically implanted the chips, the size of a grain of rice, in the upper arms of staff at the attorney general's office in Mexico City. The chips contain codes that, when read by scanners, allow access to a secure building, and prevent trespassing by drug lords.

(May 13 2010) - Is your web cam spying on you ?
DENVER -- Web cameras make it easy to keep in touch with far away friends and family. If you have a web cam on your home computer, laptop or even your cell phone, a hacker can be lurking, just waiting for a chance to gain control. Right now, hackers are spying on innocent users via their web cam and microphones. It starts with a simple email, link or program sent to you. "The bad guys go out there and find vulnerabilities in different applications and programs," says Michael Gregg, COO of Superior Solutions Inc. Once you click on it, your computer is overrun by the hacker's program.

(May 12 2010) - Chemtrails and the Toxic Consequences on Human Health
U.S.A. -- For decades, we have known that heavy metals and chemicals can cause grave physical harm. Going back to Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring," we have known and been amply warned of the serious consequences of using or being exposed to these poisons in our daily activities. Thousands of these are well-documented carcinogens. Building on Carson's ground-breaking research, we also know that certain kinds of chemicals can and do disrupt human [and other animals'] entire immune system. Going back 30 years, researchers were investigating what became known as endocrine [hormone] disrupting chemicals and how they were affecting frogs [who sometimes had five legs or hermaphroditic characteristics], other aquatic animals, and mammals.

(May 11 2010) - Senate Bill makes it illegal to grow, share, homegrown food ...
WASH D.C. -- Senate Bill S510 Makes it illegal to Grow, Share, Trade or Sell Homegrown Food : S 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the US. It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money. "If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public's right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one's choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God." ~Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower. It is similar to what India faced with imposition of the salt tax during British rule, only S 510 extends control over all food in the US, violating the fundamental human right to food.

(May 08 2010) - Bill Gates pays for 'artificial clouds' to beat greenhouse gases
U.S.A. -- The first trials of controversial sunshielding technology are being planned after the United Nations failed to secure agreement on cutting greenhouse gases. Bill Gates, the Microsoft billionaire, is funding research into machines to suck up ten tonnes of seawater every second and spray it upwards. This would seed vast banks of white clouds to reflect the Sun’s rays away from Earth. The British and American scientists involved do not intend to wait for international rules on technology that deliberately alters the climate. They believe that the weak outcome of December’s climate summit in Copenhagen means that emissions will continue to rise unchecked and that the world urgently needs an alternative strategy to protect itself from global warming.

(May 07 2010) - Mystery Disease Linked to Missing Israeli Scientist
U.S.A. -- Media outlets across the Northwest United States began reporting on April 24 that a strange, previously unknown strain of virulent airborne fungi that has already killed at least six people in Oregon, Washington and Idaho is spreading throughout the region. The fungus, according to expert microbiologists, who have expressed alarm about the emergence of the strain, is a new genotype of Cryptococcus gatti fungi. Cryptococcus gatti is normally found in tropical and subtropical locations in India, South America, Africa and Australia. Microbiologists in the United States are reporting that the strain found here, for reasons not yet fully understood, is far deadlier than any found overseas.

(May 03 2010) - 'Smart dust' aims to monitor everything
CALIFORNIA -- In the 1990s, a researcher named Kris Pister dreamed up a wild future in which people would sprinkle the Earth with countless tiny sensors, no larger than grains of rice. These "smart dust" particles, as he called them, would monitor everything, acting like electronic nerve endings for the planet. Fitted with computing power, sensing equipment, wireless radios and long battery life, the smart dust would make observations and relay mountains of real-time data about people, cities and the natural environment. Now, a version of Pister's smart dust fantasy is starting to become reality.

(Apr 30 2010) - Dems spark alarm with call for national ID card
WASH D.C. -- A plan by Senate Democratic leaders to reform the nation's immigration laws ran into strong opposition from civil liberties defenders before lawmakers even unveiled it Thursday. Democratic leaders have proposed requiring every worker in the nation to carry a national identification card with biometric information, such as a fingerprint, within the next six years, according to a draft of the measure. The proposal is one of the biggest differences between the newest immigration reform proposal and legislation crafted by late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

(Apr 25 2010) - 2 Chicago state reps: Bring in the National Guard
CHICAGO -- Two state representatives called on Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday to deploy the Illinois National Guard to safeguard Chicago's streets. Chicago Democrats John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford said they want Quinn, Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis to allow guardsmen to patrol streets and help quell violence. Weis said he did not support the idea because the military and police operate under different rules. "Is this a drastic call to action? Of course it is," Fritchey said. "Is it warranted when we are losing residents to gun violence at such an alarming rate? Without question. We are not talking about rolling tanks down the street or having armed guards on each corner."

(Apr 23 2010) - Mass Depopulation, Genocide, WW3 ? Part 9 (Final)
U.K. -- April 23, 2010 (Pal Telegraph, by Peter Eyre) - In my previous article (Part 8) I discussed the three US nuclear weapons they were dumped in the ocean and then stolen. This gross neglect by the US Government has basically caused the situation that exists today with thousands if not millions dead and for no apparent cause. In this final part we will look at who were the alledged players in this corrupt under the table deal and why are they still free to roam the country without any further investigation. I suppose some would say that this is covered by the Chilcott Inquiry but that certainly is not true and further more it is a total scam with all parties tightly involved with the current government. We will look at this later on in this article.

(Apr 15 2010) - Tattooing Patients With UV Ink Could Protect Pacemakers From Hackers
U.S.A. -- More and more implantable devices, like pacemakers or defibrillators, are turning to wireless signals as a means to communicate with external devices, but in doing so they open themselves to security breaches. Several solutions are in the works that tackle this problem by upping device defenses, but by piling on security measures, yet another risk emerges: that at a critical time an authorized physician might not be able to access the device. So Microsoft Research proposes putting a new technological spin on an old, time-tested security protocol: protect every device with a password, then tattoo the password right onto the patient in invisible UV ink.

(Apr 15 2010) - Bayer admits GMO contamination out of control
U.S.A. -- Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops. "Even the best practices can't guarantee perfection," said Mark Ferguson, the company's defense lawyer in a recent trial. Two Missouri farmers sued Bayer for contaminating their crop with modified genes from an experimental strain of rice engineered to be resistant to the company's Liberty-brand herbicide. The contamination occurred in 2006, during an open field test of the new rice, which was not approved for human consumption.

(Apr 15 2010) - The Obama DOJ's warrantless demands for e-mails
WASH D.C. -- A very significant case involving core privacy protections is now being litigated, where the Obama Justice Department is seeking to obtain from Yahoo "all emails" sent and received by multiple Yahoo email accounts, despite the fact that DOJ has never sought, let alone obtained, a search warrant, and despite there being no notice of any kind to the email account holders: In a brief filed Tuesday afternoon, the coalition says a search warrant signed by a judge is necessary before the FBI or other police agencies can read the contents of Yahoo Mail messages -- a position that puts those companies directly at odds with the Obama administration.

(Apr 15 2010) - Ex-NSA worker charged in classified leak case
WASH D.C. -- A former senior executive at the National Security Agency was charged Thursday with lying and obstruction of justice in an investigation of leaks of classified information to a newspaper. Federal prosecutors said Thomas Drake, 52, served as a source for many articles about the NSA in an unidentified newspaper, including articles that contained classified information. A federal indictment filed in Maryland charges that Drake used a non-government e-mail account to transmit classified and unclassified information. Authorities also charge that Drake lied to federal agents about what he'd done.

(Apr 09 2010) - U.K. Passes Internet Censorship and Disconnection Law
U.K. -- Late Thursday night the U.K. Parliament passed the controversial Digital Economy Bill, which grants the U.K. government sweeping new powers to control access to the Internet. The Digital Economy Bill has been the subject of heavy entertainment industry lobbying and widespread concern amongst U.K. citizens and telecommunications companies because it included provisions that would allow the U.K. government to censor websites considered "likely to be used for or in connection with an activity that infringes copyright," and disconnect the Internet connection of any household in the U.K. with an IP address alleged to have engaged in copyright infringement. Despite the many concerns expressed with the Bill's provisions, including questions by some Members of Parliament about whether these provisions could be used to block access to the Wikileaks website, the bill was rushed through Parliament -- apparently with several amendments that we're still assessing -- after only two hours of debate in a special late-night "wash-up" session.

(Apr 09 2010) - Opium and the CIA: And the Drug-Addicted War in Afghanistan
U.S.A. -- Alfred McCoy�s important new article (TomDispatch, posted on Global Research, April 5, 2010) deserves to mobilize Congress for a serious revaluation of America�s ill-considered military venture in Afghanistan. The answer to the question he poses in his title � �Can Anyone Pacify the World's Number One Narco-State? � is amply shown by his impressive essay to be a resounding �No!� . . . not until there is fundamental change in the goals and strategies both of Washington and of Kabul.

(Apr 07 2010) - 'Mind-reading' brain-scan software showcased
NEW YORK -- Mind reading may no longer be the domain of psychics and fortune tellers � now some computers can do it, too. Software that uses brain scans to determine what items people are thinking about was among the technological innovations showcased Wednesday by Intel Corp., which drew back the curtain on a number of projects that are still under development. The software analyzes functional MRI scans to determine what parts of a person's brain is being activated as he or she thinks. In tests, it guessed with 90% accuracy which of two words a person was thinking about, said Intel Labs researcher Dean Pomerleau.

(Mar 31 2010) - Federal Judge Finds N.S.A. Wiretaps Were Illegal
WASH D.C. -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the National Security Agency�s program of surveillance without warrants was illegal, rejecting the Obama administration�s effort to keep shrouded in secrecy one of the most disputed counterterrorism policies of former President George W. Bush. In a 45-page opinion {PDF}, Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled that the government had violated a 1978 federal statute requiring court approval for domestic surveillance when it intercepted phone calls of Al Haramain, a now-defunct Islamic charity in Oregon, and of two lawyers representing it in 2004. Declaring that the plaintiffs had been �subjected to unlawful surveillance,� the judge said the government was liable to pay them damages.

(Mar 30 2010) - MOCK TERRORIST ATTACK ON VEGAS CANCELED
LAS VEGAS -- One thing is definite about this year's federal play-acting exercise to assess national emergency preparedness: A faux radioactive nuke, or "dirty bomb," will not be blowing up the Las Vegas Strip in May. Reminiscent of Stephen King's "THE STAND" featuring a similar cataclysmic showdown in Vegas, the preparedness exercise proved too much for many Nevadans, already battered by a poor economy and worried about a PR nightmare. Sen. Harry Reid (D) of Nevada, in the midst of battling for the White House's healthcare reforms, wrote late last year that to "simulate a nuclear detonation in the heart of the city would unacceptably harm the Southern Nevadan economy."

(Mar 30 2010) - Judge Invalidates Human Gene Patent
WASH D.C. -- A federal judge on Monday struck down patents on two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer. The decision, if upheld, could throw into doubt the patents covering thousands of human genes and reshape the law of intellectual property United States District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet issued the 152-page decision, which invalidated seven patents related to the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, whose mutations have been associated with cancer. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York joined with individual patients and medical organizations to challenge the patents last May: they argued that genes, products of nature, fall outside of the realm of things that can be patented. The patents, they argued, stifle research and innovation and limit testing options.

(Mar 29 2010) - THERE'S A NEW U.S. BIOMETRICS AGENCY
WASH D.C. -- As of last week, there is now a U.S. Government national security agency called the Biometrics Identity Management Agency (BIMA). It supersedes a Biometrics Task Force that was established in 2000. Though nominally a component of the Army, the biometrics agency has Defense Department-wide responsibilities. �The Biometrics Identity Management Agency leads Department of Defense activities to prioritize, integrate, and synchronize biometrics technologies and capabilities and to manage the Department of Defense�s authoritative biometrics database to support the National Security Strategy,� according to a March 23 Order (pdf) issued by Army Secretary John M. McHugh that redesignated the previous Biometrics Task Force as the BIMA.

(Mar 28 2010) - At least 7 arrested after raids in 3 states
(CNN) -- Federal authorities plan to unseal charges Monday against several people arrested in a series of weekend raids in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, prosecutors in Detroit said Sunday. At least seven people were arrested on charges that were under seal over the weekend, a law enforcement source said Sunday. Gina Balaya, spokeswoman for the U.S attorney's office in Detroit, said those charges will be revealed during a federal court hearing Monday. Mike Lackomar, a county leader for the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia, said the target of the raid was a Christian militia group called the Hutaree. The group proclaims on a Web site that it is "preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive."

(Mar 27 2010) - Area 51 veterans break their silence
VANCOUVER -- After nearly five decades, guys like James Noce finally get to tell their stories about Area 51. Yes, that Area 51. The one that gets brought up when people talk about secret Air Force projects, crashed UFOs, alien bodies and, of course, conspiracies. The secrets, some of them, have been declassified. Noce, 72, and his fellow Area 51 veterans around the country now are free to talk about doing contract work for the CIA in the 1960s and '70s at the arid, isolated Southern Nevada government testing site. Their stories shed some light on a site shrouded in mystery; classified projects still are going on there. It's not a big leap from warding off the curious 40 or 50 years ago, to warding off the curious who now make the drive to Area 51.

(Mar 23 2010) - 322 - Secret Societies, Depopulation And The Health Care Plan
WASH D.C. -- What do Skull and Bones, ancient German secret societies, the Georgia Guidestones and the Health Care bill have in common? The answer is March 22nd. That's right. The Georgia Guidestones were christened on March 22 1980. The first commandment on the stones was a pledge to keep the world's population under 500,000 people. March 22nd 2010 (Universal Time) is also the day that Health Care finally passed in the United States. (Universal Time is Greenwich Mean Time. This is the 'time' that the Illuminati use.)

(Mar 22 2010) - Waiting for the end of the world : In Georgia
GEORGIA -- In the beginning, there was the stone. The blue-gray vein of granite that courses through northeastern Georgia spawned jobs in the quarries and finishing sheds of Elberton, where generations of stonecutters have turned slabs of rock the size of refrigerators into statues, tombstones and tile. And one day, it brought a visitor who gifted the town with a landmark that leaves visitors scratching their heads decades later. The nearly 20-foot high series of granite slabs known as the Georgia Guidestones are inscribed with a series of admonitions for a future "Age of Reason." Billed as "America's Stonehenge," it's an astronomically complex, 120-ton relic of Cold War fears, built to instruct survivors of an Armageddon that the mystery man feared was all too near.

(Mar 20 2010) - NSA dismantles terror forum that CIA established
WASH D.C. -- By early 2008, top U.S. military officials had become convinced that extremists planning attacks on American forces in Iraq were making use of a Web site set up by the Saudi government and the CIA to uncover terrorist plots in the kingdom. We knew we were going to be forced to shut this thing down,� recalled one former civilian official, describing tense internal discussions in which military commanders argued that the site was putting Americans at risk. �CIA resented that,� the former official said. Elite U.S. military computer specialists, over the objections of the CIA, mounted a cyberattack that dismantled the online forum. Although some Saudi officials had been informed in advance about the Pentagon�s plan, several key princes were �absolutely furious� at the loss of an intelligence-gathering tool, according to another former U.S. official.

(Mar 20 2010) - U.S. Turns a Blind Eye to Opium in Afghan Town
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The effort to win over Afghans on former Taliban turf in Marja has put American and NATO commanders in the unusual position of arguing against opium eradication, pitting them against some Afghan officials who are pushing to destroy the harvest. From Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal on down, the military�s position is clear: �U.S. forces no longer eradicate,� as one NATO official put it. Opium is the main livelihood of 60 to 70 percent of the farmers in Marja, which was seized from Taliban rebels in a major offensive last month. American Marines occupying the area are under orders to leave the farmers� fields alone. �Marja is a special case right now,� said Cmdr. Jeffrey Eggers, a member of the general�s Strategic Advisory Group, his top advisory body. �We don�t trample the livelihood of those we�re trying to win over.�

(Mar 18 2010) - NANO-BASED RFID TAG ... YOU'RE IT
TEXAS -- Long lines at store checkouts could be history if a new technology created in part at Rice University comes to pass. Rice researchers, in collaboration with a team led by Gyou-jin Cho at Sunchon National University in Korea, have come up with an inexpensive, printable transmitter that can be INVISIBLY EMBEDDED in packaging. It would allow a customer to walk a cart full of groceries or other goods past a scanner on the way to the car; the scanner would read all items in the cart at once, total them up and charge the customer's account while adjusting the store's inventory. More advanced versions could collect all the information about the contents of a store in an instant, letting a retailer know where every package is at any time.

(Mar 17 2010) - Emergency Internet control bill gets a rewrite
WASH D.C. -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller alarmed technology and telecommunications firms last year when he announced a plan for the president to seize "emergency" control of the Internet. Now the West Virginia Democrat is trying again with a new version that aides hope will be seen as less extreme. During a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill on Wednesday attended by about a dozen industry representatives, CNET has learned, Rockefeller's staff pitched a revised version of his controversial cybersecurity legislation. It says that after the president chooses to "declare a cybersecurity emergency," he can activate a "response and restoration plan" ...

(Mar 17 2010) - America�s Secret Prisons
U.S.A. -- (The Intelligence Daily) � On January 28 in TomDispatch.com, Anand Gopal headlined, �Night Raids, Hidden Detention Centers, the �Black Jail,� and the Dogs of War in Afghanistan,� recounting unreported US media stories about killings, abductions, detentions, interrogations, and torture in �a series of prisons on US military bases around the country.� Bagram prison, for example, is �a facility with a notorious reputation for abusive behavior,� including brutalizing torture and cold-blooded murder. Even worse is the �Black Jail,� a facility consisting of individual windowless concrete cells with bright 24-hour lighting, described by one former detainee as �the most dangerous and fearful place� in which prisoners endure appalling treatment.

(Mar 14 2010) - Beyond Orwell: The Electronic Police State, 2010
U.S.A. -- A truism perhaps, but before resorting to brute force and open repression to halt the "barbarians at the gates," that would be us, the masters of declining empires (and the chattering classes who polish their boots) regale us with tales of "democracy on the march," "hope" and other banalities before the mailed fist comes crashing down ... Recently in the United States, whistleblowing web sites such as Cryptome and Slight Paranoia have come under attack. Both sites have been hit by take down notices under the onerous Digital Millennium Copyright Act for posting documents and files that exposed the close, and very profitable arrangements, made by giant telecommunications firms and ISPs with the American secret state.

(Mar 12 2010) - �Invisible Power� of London Money Exposed as Mayor Fights Back
U.K. -- (Bloomberg) -- When money needs to talk in London, it�s the lord mayor who speaks. Nick Anstee, the 682nd mayor of the U.K. capital�s financial district, is battling politicians from all parties who blame the bankers and brokers he represents for wrecking the country�s economy. City of London chiefs have championed trade and challenged politicians for centuries. They befriended William the Conqueror, helped overthrow King Charles I and one backed U.S. founding father George Washington. The lord mayor is an �invisible power� who Britons don�t recognize as the representative of the banks they bailed out, said London Metropolitan University politics lecturer Maurice Glasman.

(Mar 12 2010) - Drug money used as a geopolitics weapon by CIA-RAW-Mossad
ASIA -- US Administration under George Bush senior had formulated New World Order in 1989 in anticipation to assuming world leadership. Among several aspects how to go about harnessing world resources and to micro manage world affairs, Islam was identified as the next threat to US interests after the imminent collapse of communism which by that time was gasping for breath. Afghanistan figured high in US security paradigm. After the Taliban captured power in 1996 and declared Sharia and refused to abide by terms and conditions of US economic tycoons with regard to shipment of oil and gas from Central Asia through Afghanistan, it was circled for invasion in 1997.

(Mar 11 2010) - Brain scan can read people's thoughts
WASH D.C -- A scan of brain activity can effectively read a person's mind, researchers said Thursday. British scientists from University College London found they could differentiate brain activity linked to different memories and thereby identify thought patterns by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The evidence suggests researchers can tell which memory of a past event a person is recalling from the pattern of their brain activity alone. "We've been able to look at brain activity for a specific episodic memory -- to look at actual memory traces," said senior author of the study, Eleanor Maguire.

(Mar 10 2010) - Abuse Scandals Draw Uncomfortably Close to the Pope
VATICAN -- With each passing news cycle, the scandal of the sexual and physical abuse of children by Catholic clergy seems to be moving closer to the Vatican. What was once dismissed by Vatican officials -- including then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now known as Pope Benedict XVI -- as a relatively minor problem in the United States that was being blown out of proportion by an anti-Catholic American media, the crisis has instead spread inexorably across Europe in recent weeks and now threatens to reach as far as the pope himself.

(Mar 10 2010) - Public input period for federal fishery strategy has ended
WASH D.C. -- The Obama administration has ended public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing some of the nation's oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters. This announcement comes at the time when the situation supposedly still is "fluid" and the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force still hasn't issued its final report on zoning uses of these waters. Fishing industry insiders, who have negotiated for months with officials at the Council on Environmental Quality and bureaucrats on the task force, had grown concerned that the public input would not be taken into account.

(Mar 03 2010) - What In The World Are They Spraying ?
SAN DIEGO -- What would you say if you were told that airplanes were regularly spraying toxic aerosols in the skies above every major region of the world? That is exactly what a group of protestors were claiming outside of the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting that was held in San Diego from February 18-22. However, inside the convention center was a different story. The scientists gathered to discuss the �plausibility� of implementing various Geo-engineering campaigns throughout the world, all under the guise that the Earth has a man-made global warming problem that can be solved in-part by spraying aerosol aluminum and other particles into the sky to block the sun.

(Mar 03 2010) - Microsoft: ISPs should quarantine infected PCs
U.S.A. -- Microsoft has suggested that ISPs should quarantine and clean-up infected PCs before they're allowed back on to the internet. Scott Charney, Microsoft's corporate vice president of trustworthy computing, said quarantining systems was the only effective way of dealing with the threat of botnets on consumer PCs. "With medical diseases we basically educate people, and sometimes if you've flown to certain countries they'll scan you for your temperature as you get off the plane," said Charney, speaking at the RSA security conference. "If you seem to be infected, you're quarantined and you're treated."

(Mar 03 2010) - Gadget turns your own ARM into a touchscreen display
U.S.A. -- Those who find the touchscreens on their ever shrinking gadgets too fiddly to handle, will be glad to hear scientists are developing a new touch surface... your own arm. Developers at Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University are working together to create an armband that projects an interface directly on to your skin. They have combined a mini projector which creates a changing display with a sophisticated sensor that can tell which part of your arm is being tapped. The researchers showed Skinput can be used to control audio devices, play simple games like Tetris, make phone calls and navigate simple browsing systems. Lead researcher Chris Harrison from Carnegie Mellon University told the Mail Online: 'This is cutting edge technology and we really are seeing the future here. 'The project is going very well and I think you'll begin to see such interfaces emerge within the next five years.'

(Mar 03 2010) - Navy Conceals Nuclear Weapons Production in California
CALIFORNIA -- A U.S. nuclear weapons assembly plant in California is off limits to any kind of photography, information gathering, or reporting. Local residents are unaware of the plant's existence and its potential radiological hazards. The United States Navy and Lockheed Martin have been concealing the assembly and movement of nuclear warheads in the densely populated San Francisco Bay Area for decades. The nuclear weapons facility is so secret that not only is photography strictly prohibited, but even making drawings or taking notes about the buildings from a public street is considered illegal. It is internally identified as a Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant (NIROP), one of several across the country.

(Mar 02 2010) - U.S. Declassifies Part of Secret Cybersecurity Plan
WASH D.C. -- The Obama administration declassified part of the government�s cybersecurity plan Tuesday, publishing parts of it that discuss intrusion detection systems for federal computer networks and the government�s role in securing critical infrastructure. The declassification announcement was made by Howard A. Schmidt, a former Microsoft security executive who in December was appointed cybersecurity coordinator by President Barack Obama. Schmidt was speaking at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco, an annual industry conference for computer security professionals. The government�s Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative was launched in 2008 by President George W. Bush under a shroud of secrecy.

(Mar 01 2010) - Prognosis 2012: Towards a New World Social Order
U.S.A. -- When the Industrial Revolution began in Britain, in the late 1700s, there was lots of money to be made by investing in factories and mills, by opening up new markets, and by gaining control of sources of raw materials. The folks who had the most money to invest, however, were not so much in Britain but more in Holland. Holland was the leading Western power in the 1600s, and its bankers were the leading capitalists. In pursuit of profit, Dutch capital flowed to the British stock market, and thus the Dutch funded the rise of Britain, who subsequently eclipsed Holland both economically and geopolitically.

(Mar 01 2010) - Annals of DHS : Flawed Nuke Detection Program Dialed-Back
U.S.A. -- (The Intelligence Daily) � Though production lines at the fear factory are still in overdrive, the Department of Homeland Security�s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) are scrapping plans for a new generation of �high-tech detectors for screening vehicles and cargo, saying they cost too much and do not work as effectively as security officials once maintained,� The Washington Post reported. Nearly two years ago, Antifascist Calling revealed that when DNDO awarded contracts totaling some $1.2 billion over five years to defense and security giants Raytheon, Canberra Industries (a subsidiary of the French nuclear manufacturing titan, the Areva Group) and Thermo Scientific for Advanced Spectroscopic Portal (ASP) radiation monitors in 2006, it should have been �reality-check time.�

(Feb 27 2010) - Louisiana sheriff launches 'Operation Exodus'
LOUISIANA -- The Bossier Parish sheriff's office is launching a program called "Operation Exodus," a policing plan for an end-of-the-world scenario involving a mostly white group of ex-police volunteers and a .50-caliber machine gun, inspired in part from the Book of Exodus in the Bible. "The buck stops with Larry Deen," said Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen. "The liability stops with Larry Deen. I am the chief law enforcement officer in this parish, and it is incumbent upon me protect all of the people in it." Deen said he had been formulating a plan to protect Bossier Parish's vital resources, like food and gasoline, in the event of a catastrophic event, such as war or a terrorist attack. Deen said he had been thinking of the plan since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

(Feb 25 2010) - NANO-TECHNOLOGY MAY TAP INTO YOUR MIND
JAPAN -- Telecommunications researchers in Japan are attempting to create electronic sensors that can not only receive information from the brain, but could manipulate our neural pathways. While the concept might conjure science-fiction images of half-human, half-machine cyborgs, Dr Keiichi Torimitsu of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), says the research is more likely to provide relief for people with Parkinson's disease or overcoming a stroke. Torimitsu presented his team's work on the development of bionic, or bio-mimetic, brain sensors at this week's International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN) in Sydney.

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(Feb 23 2010) - Joe Stack�s Intriguing Connections With Defense Contractors, Intelligence Agencies
TEXAS -- Austin suicide pilot Joe Stack kept some very interesting company as far as the client list for his software programming company is concerned, including a defense contractor with NSA and Homeland Security connections that ironically dealt with air defense systems. The Georgetown Airport hanger in which Stack�s ill-fated Piper Cherokee was kept was jointly leased by Stack and a man called John Podolak, records show. The of Goats and Men blog highlights the fact that Podolak was appointed in 2004 to manage L-3 Avisys� Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Counter-MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems) initiative.

(Feb 21 2010) - Microbiologist Meryl Nass Responds to FBI Closing Anthrax Case
WASH.D.C. -- The FBI's report, documents and accompanying information (only pertaining to Ivins, not to the rest of the investigation) were released on Friday afternoon ... which means the FBI anticipated doubt and ridicule. The National Academies of Science (NAS) is several months away from issuing its $879,550 report on the microbial forensics, suggesting a) asking NAS to investigate the FBI's science was just a charade to placate Congress, and/or b) NAS' investigation might be uncovering things the FBI would prefer to bury, so FBI decided to preempt the NAS panel's report.

(Feb 20 2010) - 18 tons of state-owned explosives stolen
MEXICO -- Authorities say a trailer loaded with 18 tons of industrial explosives have been stolen from a highway in northern Mexico. State Attorney General Jesus Torres said on Friday that the material traveling to the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas for use by the state oil company was stolen by unidentified gunmen on Thursday. According to a police statement, the attackers stole the trailer with the load while the police found the truck cabin on the road linking the northern cities of Saltillo and Monterrey. But the driver and his assistant were missing, Nuevo Leon Public Security Minister Carlos Jauregui said.

(Feb 19 2010) - The Snitch in Your Pocket
WASH.D.C. -- Law enforcement is tracking Americans' cell phones in real time�without the benefit of a warrant. Amid all the furor over the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program a few years ago, a mini-revolt was brewing over another type of federal snooping that was getting no public attention at all. Federal prosecutors were seeking what seemed to be unusually sensitive records: internal data from telecommunications companies that showed the locations of their customers' cell phones�sometimes in real time, sometimes after the fact. The prosecutors said they needed the records to trace the movements of suspected drug traffickers, human smugglers, even corrupt public officials.

(Feb 19 2010) - Military coup ousts Niger president Mamadou Tandja
NIGER -- A coup has taken place in Niger and the president has been captured after a gun battle in the capital, Niamey. In a televised announcement, a spokesman for the plotters said Niger's constitution had been suspended and all state institutions dissolved. The junta imposed a curfew and closed the country's borders. President Mamadou Tandja, in power for more than a decade in the uranium-rich nation, is believed to be in captivity at a military barracks. Reports say government ministers are also being held. Tensions have been growing in the country since last August, when Mr Tandja changed the constitution to allow him to stay in power beyond his legal term limit

(Feb 18 2010) - CNN Report: Officers lose 243 Homeland Security guns
WASH D.C. -- Nearly 180 Department of Homeland Security weapons were lost -- some falling into the hands of criminals -- after officers left them in restrooms, vehicles and other public places, according to an inspector general report. The officers, with Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, "did not always sufficiently safeguard their firearms and, as a result, lost a significant number of firearms" between fiscal year 2006 and fiscal year 2008, the report said. In all, 243 firearms were lost in both agencies during that period, according to the January report from Inspector General Richard Skinner. Of those, 36 were lost because of circumstances beyond officers' control -- for instance, ICE lost a firearm during an assault on an officer. Another 28 were lost even though officers had stored them in lockboxes or safes.

(Feb 18 2010) - The powerful, shadowy Mossad chief Meir Dagan is a �streetfighter�
ISRAEL -- The brazen assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh has thrown the spotlight on one of Israel�s most powerful but shadowy figures, Meir Dagan, the current Mossad chief, who yesterday faced calls for his resignation. There is a piece of folklore often repeated about him: when he was appointed in 2002, Ariel Sharon, then the Prime Minister, ordered him to run the Israeli spy agency �with a knife between its teeth�. Eight years on, Mr Dagan appears to have followed his orders to the letter. The killing in Dubai of one of the top men in Hamas is only the most recent in a string of assassinations that have been traced to Mr Dagan.

(Feb 17 2010) - Echelon computers can't cope with bad lines
DARPA -- Who remembers Echelon, the top-secret telecommunications spy network said to be run by the US and allied Anglophone nations, and to be triggered as soon as certain key words or phrases are spoken on the phone? A lot of you, we'd guess. So it's interesting to note that Pentagon boffins have now stated that perhaps the most intriguing reputed capability of Echelon - the ability to automatically pick out words of interest and flag that conversation up as important to its human masters - doesn't work. Or anyway, it only works on good, clear lines: a noisy or degraded signal frustrates it. The news comes as part of a solicitation from the Pentagon crazytech bureau, DARPA, in which the maverick military mayhem mavens request assistance with building a Robust Automatic Transcription of Speech (RATS) system. According to DARPA:

(Feb 16 2010) - Mossad assassination squad used British passports
DUBAI -- Six suspects in the assassination of a senior Hamas official in Dubai entered the country using British passports, it emerged yesterday. Police in the Gulf state announced that they were hunting for 11 suspects, including a woman, for the murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a top Hamas commander, who was found dead in his Dubai hotel room on January 20. Six of these suspects were travelling on British passports and three were carrying Irish passports, including the woman. The other two entered Dubai with German and French passports. �We have no doubts that it was 11 people holding these passports, and we regret that they used the travel documents of friendly countries,� said Lieutenant-General Dhafi Khalfan, Dubai�s chief of police.

(Feb 06 2010) - Request for international arrest warrants
NEATHERLANDS -- A leading US professor of law has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court prosecutor against former US President George W. Bush and a number of his senior lieutenants alleging crimes against humanity for their policy and practice of �extraordinary rendition� and requesting that the ICC prosecutor obtain international arrest warrants against Mr Bush and his co-accused. Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, USA, has filed a complaint with the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague against US citizens George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice and Alberto Gonzales (the �Accused�) for their criminal policy and practice of �extraordinary rendition� perpetrated upon about 100 human beings.

(Feb 05 2010) - It's Now Mathematically Impossible To Pay Off The U.S. National Debt
U.S.A. -- A lot of people are very upset about the rapidly increasing U.S. national debt these days and they are demanding a solution. What they don't realize is that there simply is not a solution under the current U.S. financial system. It is now mathematically impossible for the U.S. government to pay off the U.S. national debt. You see, the truth is that the U.S. government now owes more dollars than actually exist. If the U.S. government went out today and took every single penny from every single American bank, business and taxpayer, they still would not be able to pay off the national debt. And if they did that, obviously American society would stop functioning because nobody would have any money to buy or sell anything. And the U.S. government would still be massively in debt.

(Feb 03 2010) - Physicist Discovers How to Teleport Energy : Beam me Up Scotty
JAPAN -- First, they teleported photons, then atoms and ions. Now one physicist has worked out how to do it with energy, a technique that has profound implications for the future of physics. In 1993, Charlie Bennett at IBM's Watson Research Center in New York State and a few pals showed how to transmit quantum information from one point in space to another without traversing the intervening space. The technique relies on the strange quantum phenomenon called entanglement, in which two particles share the same existence. This deep connection means that a measurement on one particle immediately influences the other, even though they are light-years apart. Bennett and company worked out how to exploit this to send information. (The influence between the particles may be immediate, but the process does not violate relativity because some informatiom has to be sent classically at the speed of light.) They called the technique teleportation.

(Feb 01 2010) - Spying on Americans: A Multibillion Bonanza for the Telecoms
WASH D.C. -- Court Tosses NSA Spy Suits, Sides with White House Over Illegal Surveillance : In late January, the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General released a report that provided startling new details on illegal operations by the FBI's Communications Analysis Unit (CAU) and America's grifting telecoms. For years, AT&T, Verizon, MCI and others fed the Bureau phone records of journalists and citizens under the guise of America's endless, and highly profitable, "War on Terror." Between 2002 and 2007, the FBI illegally collected more than 4,000 U.S. telephone records, citing bogus terrorism threats or simply by persuading telephone companies to hand over the records. Why? Because the FBI could and the telecoms were more than willing to help out a "friend"--and reap profits accrued by shredding the Constitution in the process. So egregious had these practices become that "based on nothing more than e-mail messages or scribbled requests on Post-it notes, the phone employees turned over customer calling records" to the FBI, The New York Times reported.

(Jan 31 2010) - What You Didn't Know About Taxes & The 'Crown'
CITY OF LONDON -- There are two Crowns operant in England, one being Queen Elizabeth II. Although extremely wealthy, the Queen functions largely in a ceremonial capacity and serves to deflect attention away from the other Crown, who issues her marching orders through their control of the English Parliament. This other Crown is comprised of a committee of 12 banks headed by the Bank of England (House of Rothschild). They rule the world from the 677-acre, independent sovereign state known as The City of London, or simply 'The City.' The City is not a part of England, just as Washington is not a part of the USA. The City is referred to as the wealthiest square mile on earth and is presided over by a Lord Mayor who is appointed annually. When the Queen wishes to conduct business within the City, she is met by the Lord Mayor at Temple (Templar) Bar where she requests permission to enter this private, sovereign state. She then proceeds into the City walking several paces behind the Mayor. Her entourage may not be clothed in anything other than service uniforms.

(Jan 30 2010) - SENATE BURGLARY: CIA DOMESTIC BLACK-OP TEAM ARRESTED
WASH D.C. -- Last week�s breakin at Senator Mary Landrieu�s office in the New Orleans Federal Building was more than it seemed, much more. All of the 4 arrested had been trained by the CIA and, possibly, Israel. One arrested, Stan Dai, is listed as an Operations Officer of the Department of Defense Irregular Warfare Program and a known expert and lecturer on, not only surveillance but explosives training, assassinations and �false flag operations.� If you wanted a plane to crash, an enemy to get sick and die or a building to blow up, Dai would be the man to know how to make it happen. Problem is, his skills were being used as part of a criminal conspiracy inside the United States against members of our own government. Original reports on the �break-in� were also wrong. One of those arrested was found blocks away with a covert receiver, managing the office bugs. The man in the car is identified as Stan Dai, Operations Officer for the Department of Defense Irregular Warfare Program:

(Jan 29 2010) - Secret Banking Cabal Emerges From AIG Shadows
WASH D.C. (Bloomberg) -- The idea of secret banking cabals that control the country and global economy are a given among conspiracy theorists who stockpile ammo, bottled water and peanut butter. After this week�s congressional hearing into the bailout of American International Group Inc., you have to wonder if those folks are crazy after all. Wednesday�s hearing described a secretive group deploying billions of dollars to favored banks, operating with little oversight by the public or elected officials. We�re talking about the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, whose role as the most influential part of the federal-reserve system -- apart from the matter of AIG�s bailout -- deserves further congressional scrutiny.

(Jan 26 2010) - Court Rules : Mass Surveillance of Americans is Immune
San Francisco -- A federal judge has dismissed Jewel v. NSA, a case from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on behalf of AT&T customers challenging the National Security Agency's mass surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans' phone calls and emails. "We're deeply disappointed in the judge's ruling," said EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn. "This ruling robs innocent telecom customers of their privacy rights without due process of law. Setting limits on Executive power is one of the most important elements of America's system of government, and judicial oversight is a critical part of that." In the ruling, issued late Thursday, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn Walker held that the privacy harm to millions of Americans from the illegal spying dragnet was not a "particularized injury" but instead a "generalized grievance" because almost everyone in the United States has a phone and Internet service.

(Jan 23 2010) - David Kelly post mortem to be kept secret for 70 years
U.K. -- Vital evidence which could solve the mystery of the death of Government weapons inspector Dr David Kelly will be kept under wraps for up to 70 years. In a draconian � and highly unusual � order, Lord Hutton, the peer who chaired the controversial inquiry into the Dr Kelly scandal, has secretly barred the release of all medical records, including the results of the post mortem, and unpublished evidence. The move, which will stoke fresh speculation about the true circumstances of Dr Kelly�s death, comes just days before Tony Blair appears before the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War. It is also bound to revive claims of an establishment cover-up and fresh questions about the verdict that Dr Kelly killed himself.

(Jan 21 2010) - HAARP: Secret weapon for weather modification, electromagnetic warfare ?
SAN FRANCISCO -- "It isn't just conspiracy theorists who are concerned about HAARP. The European Union called the project a global concern and passed a resolution calling for more information on its health and environmental risks. Despite those concerns, officials at HAARP insist the project is nothing more sinister than a radio science research facility." 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.

(Jan 21 2010) - Ex-IBM Employee reveals TV Abandoned Analog Band to Make Room for RFID
U.S.A. -- According to a former 31-year IBM employee, the highly-publicized, mandatory switch from analog to digital television is mainly being done to free up analog frequencies and make room for scanners used to read implantable RFID microchips and track people and products throughout the world. So while the American people, especially those in Texas and other busy border states, have been inundated lately with news reports advising them to hurry and get their expensive passports, �enhanced driver�s licenses,� passport cards and other �chipped� or otherwise trackable identification devices that they are being forced to own, this digital television/RFID connection has been hidden, according to Patrick Redmond. Noted �Spychips� expert, author and radio host Katherine Albrecht told AMERICAN FREE PRESS that while she�s not totally sure whether there is a rock-solid RFID-DTV link, �The purpose of the switch [to digital] was to free up bandwidth. It�s a pretty wide band, so freeing that up creates a huge swath of frequencies.�

(Jan 16 2010) - Haiti, Machete Gangs and Martial Law : Part 1
HAITI -- More than any other experience, the Haitian earthquake demonstrates how the Illuminati-Luciferians can quickly implement their globalist agenda anywhere at an anytime. Remember, the Conspiracy, uses the Hegelian dialectic to reach their objectives. Simply stated, they create the problem and the solution.
First, the problem:
1. The crisis can be either manufactured or natural. The Satanists are provocateurs and opportunists. Their revolutionary agenda has been in play for generations. They now have their people in charge of every nation on the globe. They control economies, religions, media and politics. This can be demonstrated by the fact that there is a universal cry from all quarters to follow "the agenda". This "one voice" is their voice, and it will be obeyed as long as the vast majority of people continue to listen to it.
2. Through the World's intelligence agencies, the Illuminati control the trillion dollar narcotics trade, organized crime, sex slaves, arms dealers, street gangs, casinos, and all other methods used to poison and subvert families, communities and society.
3. They operate their agenda from their vast corporate, political and media empire. They control the nations of the earth and their military.

(Jan 15 2010) - Hacking the Vote in Special Election for the U.S. Senate ?
MASSACHUSETTS -- The electronic voting systems used in Massachusetts are notoriously plagued with problems and vulnerabilities, and are in violation of federal voting system standards. Moreover, they are sold, programmed, and maintained by a company with a disturbing criminal background. The Diebold electronic voting machines to be used in more than 90% of the state's districts are the same demonstrably unreliable ballot scanning systems that were seen being hacked in the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary Hacking Democracy. The rest of the machines used in the Bay State are made by Sequoia Voting System, Inc., the same manufacturer whose machines were "misconfigured," to switch votes in Erie County, NY's Nov. 3, 2009 election and which have failed, and even been hacked, in a number of cases around the country. Making matters worse, the company who sells, services and programs the Diebold optical-scan paper ballot systems to be used next week, LHS Associates, has a disturbing criminal background, and has admitted to tampering illegally with voting systems during past elections.

(Jan 12 2010) - NC port shut down after containers with explosive punctured
NO CAROLINA -- Officials shut down a busy US port and urged people to get out of town on Tuesday after several drums containing a powerful explosive were accidentally punctured. Port police knew the shipment of pentaerythritol tetranitrate (Petn) was coming from overseas and had extra security in place. But as the cargo was being transported, a forklift operator accidentally punctured containers of Petn, the highly explosive substance used in a Christmas Day airline bombing attempt. A small amount of the Petn leaked out, but crews contained the spill and hazardous materials teams were cleaning it up and repackaging the broken barrels, port officials said.

(Jan 11 2010) - FAKE GOLD BARS IN BANK OF ENGLAND AND FORT KNOX
U.S.A. -- A recent discovery � in October of 2009 � has been suppressed by the main stream media but has been circulating among the �big money� brokers and financial kingpins and is just now being revealed to the public. It involves the gold in Fort Knox � the US Treasury gold � that is the equity of our national wealth. In short, millions (with an �m�) of gold bars are fake! Who did this ? Apparently our own government. In October of 2009 the Chinese received a shipment of gold bars. Gold is regularly exchanges between countries to pay debts and to settle the so-called balance of trade. Most gold is exchanged and stored in vaults under the supervision of a special organization based in London, the London Bullion Market Association (or LBMA). When the shipment was received, the Chinese government asked that special tests be performed to guarantee the purity and weight of the gold bars. In this test, four small holed are drilled into the gold bars and the metal is then analyzed. Officials were shocked to learn that the bars were fake.

(Jan 10 2010) - Mossad Tied to �Underwear Bomber� ???
U.S.A. -- �His explosives couldn�t have blown up his own seat. Even if full power, it wouldn�t have worked.� These were the words relayed to me during a Jan. 2 interview with military analyst and counterinsurgency specialist Gordon Duff in regard to the attempt of Christmas Day underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab [sometimes referred to as Abdulmutallab] to ignite 80 grams of the explosive PETN on a flight destined for America. He also explained how the patsy�s country of origin, Nigeria, is clandestinely controlled by the Israeli army and Mossad. These entities train the military, sell weapons, run the airports, and wield power over DICON (Defense Industries Corporation). Furthermore, Mutallab�s father is a Mossad partner and Israel�s No. 1 contact in Nigeria.

(Jan 08 2010) - Future air security could involve mind-reading technology
CHICAGO -- A would-be terrorist tries to board a plane, bent on mass murder. As he walks through a security checkpoint, fidgeting and glancing around, a network of high-tech machines analyzes his body language and reads his mind. Screeners pull him aside. Tragedy is averted. As far-fetched as that sounds, systems that aim to get inside an evildoer's head are among the proposals floated by security experts thinking beyond the X-ray machines and metal detectors used on millions of passengers and bags each year. Yesterday, in the wake of the Christmas Day bombing attempt over Detroit, President Barack Obama called on Homeland Security and the Energy Department to develop better screening technology, warning: "In the never-ending race to protect our country, we have to stay one step ahead of a nimble adversary."

(Jan 08 2010) - Cover blown but king of spooks keeps quiet on the Western front
AUSTRAILIA -- King Abdullah of Jordan looked suitably solemn at the funeral for Captain Sharif Ali bin Zeid, the intelligence officer killed in Afghanistan by his own agent-turned-suicide bomber. But signs suggest the king has been badly discomfited by the unprecedented public exposure of his nation's work with the CIA. It is no secret that Jordan is the most pro-Western country in the Arab world. Squeezed between Iraq in the east and Israel in the west, it has always been pragmatic about both while remaining a close US ally. Its General Intelligence Department, known as the Mukhabarat, is admired by professionals and sometimes compared to Israel's Mossad secret service, although its reputation for ruthlessness has brought harsh criticism from human rights groups.

(Jan 07 2010) - Gun Control Advocate Shoots Intruder
NO CAROLINA -- What would you think if a long-time gun control advocate ended up shooting someone ? Might the word �hypocrite� come to mind ? It did for me, and apparently for many others. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports North Carolina state senator R.C. Soles shot one of two intruders who attempted to break into his house. But it gets even more interesting than the mere hypocrisy of a gun control activist shooting somebody. The New York Times reports Soles won�t be seeking re-election, which is not a surprise since state prosecutors have said they plan to charge Soles because �he acted criminally when he shot a former law client.�

(Jan 05 2010) - CIA Afghan base bomber was triple agent
AFGHANISTAN -- A suicide bomber who killed 8 people in an attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan was a triple agent who apparently duped his handlers that boasts he wanted to die a martyr were just a cover.The Jordanian intelligence services had brought the bomber to eastern Afghanistan with the specific mission of finding Al-Qaeda number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, believing he was their double agent, US network NBC News reported late Monday, citing Western intelligence officials. But instead he blew himself up at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost province near the Pakistani border, killing seven CIA agents and a top Jordanian intelligence officer and wounding six other people. The killings marked the US Central Intelligence Agency�s worst single loss of life since the bombing of the US Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983. There has been no immediate official comment on the reports from the Jordanian authorities.

(Jan 04 2010) - C.I.A. Is Sharing Data With Climate Scientists
NEW YORK -- The nation�s top scientists and spies are collaborating on an effort to use the federal government�s intelligence assets � including spy satellites and other classified sensors � to assess the hidden complexities of environmental change. They seek insights from natural phenomena like clouds and glaciers, deserts and tropical forests. The collaboration restarts an effort the Bush administration shut down and has the strong backing of the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In the last year, as part of the effort, the collaborators have scrutinized images of Arctic sea ice from reconnaissance satellites in an effort to distinguish things like summer melts from climate trends, and they have had images of the ice pack declassified to speed the scientific analysis. The trove of images is �really useful,� said Norbert Untersteiner, a professor at the University of Washington who specializes in polar ice and is a member of the team of spies and scientists behind the effort.

(Jan 02 2010) - US lies about Flight 253 "crotch bomber" patsy
SAN FRANCISCO -- The US government who lied for wars in other resource-rich countries are lying about what happened on Delta Flight 253 with an alleged underwear/crotch bomber. Below is a summary of facts reported at this time, along with a 4-minute news interview from Webster Tarpley, followed by an extensive interview of Mr. Tarpley by Alex Jones. The longer explanations of the following bullet points are in the reporting from Veterans Today editor Gordon Duff, US Intelligence Examiner Fred Burks, Prison Planet, 9-11 was an Inside Job, American Everyman Scott Creighton, and Citizens for Legitimate Government Lori Price. Before the flight to the US ... Read More

(Jan 01 2010) - COMMUNIST Singaporean Air Force being trained in U.S. For What ?
IDAHO -- 80 miles west of Twin Falls- Idaho, something strange is happening. Mountain Home Air Force Base is now the home of The Republic of Singapore's newest air force base and their training is being combined with that of the US Air Force. This marks another example of foreign troops being trained within the borders of the United States. Only this time, the men being trained come from a dictatorship that enjoys close ties to China. Singapore is a former British trading colony near Indonesia and is a major banking and shipping power but is perhaps more famous in the West for its tough draconian laws and strict enforcement. In September of 2008, the first Singaporeans began arriving at the Mountain Home Air Force Base. A Press release says they're here to train on the advanced F-15 Strike Eagles they purchased from the U.S. military.

(Dec 31 2009) - Evidence Mounts : Croutch Bombers father - Mutallab - is no ordinary 'banker'
DETROIT -- When nothing adds up, its time we starting looking at what we know. Our recent terrorist, now dubbed "the crotch bomber" is another dupe. He could have been working for anyone, drugged, brainwashed or simply influenced, maybe by crazy Arabs, maybe by the Mossad, maybe by the CIA. We only know the game is falling apart. We do know a couple of things. Dad, back in Nigeria, ran the national arms industry (DICON) in partnership with Israel, in particular, the Mossad. He was in daily contact with them. They run everything in Nigeria, from arms production to counter-terrorism. Though Islamic, Muttalab was a close associate of Israel. He has been misrepresented. His "banking" is a cover. Next, what do we know about the two Al Qaeda leaders Bush had released, the ones who planned this ? According to ABC news, the Al Qaeda leaders running the insurgency in Yemen were released from Guantanamo, although two of the highest ranking known terrorists there, without trial.

(Dec 31 2009) - Device turns thoughts into speech
U.S.A. -- Scientists have successfully tested a system that translates brain waves into speech, raising the prospect that people left mute by stroke, Lou Gehrig's disease and other afflictions will one day be able to communicate by synthetic voice. The system was tested on a 26-year-old man left paralyzed by a brain stem stroke, but with his consciousness and cognitive abilities intact. The condition is known as "locked-in syndrome." In this condition, communication by eye movement or other limited motion is possible, but extremely cumbersome. For example, British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who is nearly completely paralyzed as a result of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, takes several minutes to compose a short sentence that is rendered into speech by a computer.

(Dec 30 2009) - Secret CIA Jails in Lithuania: Legacy of Nazi Collaborationism
LITHUANIA -- The �Amber Rebuff� was the code name of the operation jointly carried out by the CIA and Lithuania's Department of Homeland Security during which they transferred supposed Al Qaeda militants captured in Afghanistan to the country. In Lithuania, they were subjected to interrogation with tortures with the goal of obtaining information about Muslim extremist groups. The Lithuanian parliament's inquiry into the hosting of secret CIA jails is unbelievably perfunctory, if at all trustworthy. The findings are inconclusive: the jails did exist but it is unknown whether inmates were actually brought to them, and aircrafts of undeclared origin did land in Lithuania, but it has not been proven that they were used to carry Al Qaeda militants. Since no complaints have been received from the supposed victims of abuse, there is essentially nothing to discuss. In contrast, the facts unearthed by the Lithuanian media prior to the parliamentary inquiry were quite serious. It appears that at least two secret jails concealed from the public and the human rights watchers were illegally operated in Lithuania in 2002-2005 by the CIA.

(Dec 29 2009) - Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA ?
U.S.A. -- In the past, I have alluded to Panetta and the Seven Dwarfs. The reference is to CIA Director Leon Panetta and seven of his moral-dwarf predecessors � the ones who sent President Barack Obama a letter on Sept. 18 asking him to �reverse Attorney General Holder�s Aug. 24 decision to re-open the criminal investigation of CIA interrogations.� Panetta reportedly was also dead set against reopening the investigation � as he was against release of the Justice Department�s �torture memoranda� of 2002, as he has been against releasing pretty much anything at all � the President�s pledges of a new era of openness, notwithstanding.

(Dec 27 2009) - Ethanol burns dirtier than gasoline, study finds
U.S.A. -- A recent study conducted by researchers at Stanford University has revealed that ethanol fuel produces more ozone that regular gasoline. When ethanol is burned through combustion, it produces emissions that are substantially higher than gasoline in aldehydes, the carcinogenic precursors to ozone. Much of the fuel dispensed at pumps in America today is a blend of both ethanol and gasoline. E85, a typical gasoline blend that is 85 percent ethanol, was found to emit more ozone pollutants than gasoline, especially during warm, sunny days. Diana Ginnebaugh, a doctoral candidate who worked on the study, explained that even on cold days when ozone is typically not a problem, E85 could result in problematic levels of ozone. When a car is first started on a cold day, it takes the catalytic converter a few minutes to warm up in order to reach maximum efficiency.

(Dec 24 2009) - Bin Laden Daughter in Iran Seeks Refuge
WASH D.C. -- A teenage daughter of Osama bin Laden, who has lived with at least five of her siblings in a guarded compound in Iran since 2001, took refuge last month in the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, and family members are trying to arrange for a large number of relatives to leave Iran for Saudi Arabia or Syria, one of Mr. bin Laden�s sons said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. The son, Omar bin Laden, broke with his father, the leader of Al Qaeda, before the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and on the Pentagon and now lives in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He said that his sister Iman, 19, walked away during a shopping trip in Tehran about a month ago and made her way to the Saudi Embassy, hoping to be reunited with her mother, who lives in Syria.

(Dec 23 2009) - US Must Respect INTERPOL, Venezuela
CARACAS -- Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro urged the US to respect the INTERPOL co-operation tools and hand over fleeing banker Eligio Cede�o detained in Miami. The demand follows rumors on a political asylum request by ex president of the banks Bolivar and Canarias, who fled Caracas amid ongoing probe. In press briefing at Miraflores Palace, Maduro added that approving such request would be like mocking the mechanisms of police collaboration. Maduro said Venezuela began extradition arrangements and submitted all due information on Cede�o, now under custody, and expects fair US response. Venezuela frequently reminds that the US shelters terrorist Luis Posada Carriles who bombed in 1976 a Cuban commercial plane with 73 people aboard.

(Dec 23 2009) - Why Does Interpol Need Immunity from American Law ?
WASH D.C. -- You just can't make up how brazen this crowd is. One week ago, President Obama quietly signed an executive order that makes an international police force immune from the restraints of American law. Interpol is the shorthand for the International Criminal Police Organization. It was established in 1923 and operates in about 188 countries. By executive order 12425, issued in 1983, President Reagan recognized Interpol as an international organization and gave it some of the privileges and immunities customarily extended to foreign diplomats. Interpol, however, is also an active law-enforcement agency, so critical privileges and immunities (set forth in Section 2(c) of the International Organizations Immunities Act) were withheld. Specifically, Interpol's property and assets remained subject to search and seizure, and its archived records remained subject to public scrutiny under provisions like the Freedom of Information Act. Being constrained by the Fourth Amendment, FOIA, and other limitations of the Constitution and federal law that protect the liberty and privacy of Americans is what prevents law-enforcement and its controlling government authority from becoming tyrannical. Additional Analysis

(Dec 22 2009) - TOP SECRET BRITISH LAPTOP STOLEN
U.K. -- The theft of lap�tops with �top secret� gov�ern�ment and mil�i�tary data has become a punch-????line in the UK. There were 28 lap�tops lost or stolen in the last four months and 66 in total since January 1, 2009. Looking back over the last 4 years there were 658 that van�ished. A major hunt is now on in London after a lap�top crammed with secret data was stolen from inside the Ministry of Defense (MoD) nerve cen�ter. FROM THEIR HEADQUARTERS! How embar�rass�ing taken from right under the noses of the MoD lead�er�ship in Whitehall. If the theft of the lap�top was not bad enough, the USB type encryp�tion key needed to unlock the highly sen�si�tive files was also taken. The loss was said to have occurred toward the end of November but news of the event did not leak out until late last week and was not con�firmed until ear�lier this week.

(Dec 20 2009) - Israel ministers to boycott UK over arrest row
U.K. -- The Israeli government has ordered its ministers not to visit Britain until a new law is introduced allowing them to enter the country without fear of arrest. The boycott will intensify the diplomatic row that has broken out following the issuing of a warrant by a London court for the arrest of Tzipi Livni, the former Israeli foreign minister, for alleged war crimes. Britain�s ambassador to Israel, Tom Phillips, was given news of the boycott by the Israeli Foreign Office last Friday. Naor Gilon, a Foreign Office official in Tel Aviv, told Phillips: �Until a solution is found, senior Israelis will boycott Britain and will not visit the UK.�

(Dec 19 2009) - Big Brother is coming: NSA's $1.9 billion cyber spy center a power grab
FORT MEAD -- In this post-Sept. 11 world, plans by the National Security Agency to construct a colossal $1.9 billion information storage center at Camp Williams could be considered a power trip. But it's not the sort of power trip that keeps civil libertarians lying awake at night. No, this power grab is for the stuff of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla � the juice needed to keep acres of NSA supercomputers humming and a cyber eye peeled for the world's bad guys. Nearly a decade into the new millennium, America's spy agency is power gridlocked at its sprawling Fort Meade, Md., headquarters.

(Dec 17 2009) - 2010 : FOOD CRISIS FOR DUMMIES
AMERICA -- If you read any economic, financial, or political analysis for 2010 that doesn�t mention the food shortage looming next year, throw it in the trash, as it is worthless. There is overwhelming, undeniable evidence that the world will run out of food next year. When this happens, the resulting triple digit food inflation will lead panicking central banks around the world to dump their foreign reserves to appreciate their currencies and lower the cost of food imports, causing the collapse of the dollar, the treasury market, derivative markets, and the global financial system. The US will experience economic disintegration. The 2010 Food Crisis is different. It is THE CRISIS. The one that makes all doomsday scenarios come true. The government bailouts and central bank interventions, which have held the financial world together during the last two years, will be powerless to prevent the 2010 Food Crisis from bringing the global financial system to its knees. {Editorial : Better Get Right with GOD and Get Some FOOD - PRONTO !!!}

(Dec 17 2009) - North Korean arms plane has links to New Zealand
BANGKOK -- The mystery surrounding the missile-laden plane seized in Bangkok en route from North Korea deepened today as it emerged that the aircraft had links to a company based in New Zealand. Officials in Georgia, where the plane is registered, told AFP news agency that the aircraft, which was carrying 35 tonnes of missiles and explosives, including rocket propelled grenades, was leased from its owner, Air West, by SP Trading, in Auckland. The plane�s crew, from Kazakhstan and Belarus, were arrested last Friday after they made an emergency refuelling stop at Bangkok airport. They claimed that the plane was carrying oil drilling equipment but a tip-off from foreign intelligence services prompted a search of the plane that revealed the weapons. The five crew members continue to deny any knowledge of the weapons. The Georgian director of Air West, Nodar Kakabadze, told AFP that his company had signed a contract with SP Trading Nov 4 to �carry out some flights�.

(Dec 16 2009) - America's Secret ICE Castles
AMERICA -- "If you don't have enough evidence to charge someone criminally but you think he's illegal, we can make him disappear." Those chilling words were spoken by James Pendergraph, then executive director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of State and Local Coordination, at a conference of police and sheriffs in August 2008. Also present was Amnesty International's Sarnata Reynolds, who wrote about the incident in the 2009 report "Jailed Without Justice" and said in an interview, "It was almost surreal being there, particularly being someone from an organization that has worked on disappearances for decades in other countries. I couldn't believe he would say it so boldly, as though it weren't anything wrong." Pendergraph knew that ICE could disappear people, because he knew that in addition to the publicly listed field offices and detention sites, ICE is also confining people in 186 unlisted and unmarked subfield offices, many in suburban office parks or commercial spaces revealing no information about their ICE tenants--nary a sig