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(Jul 11 2014) - C.D.C. closes Anthrax & Flu Labs after Accidents
GEORGIA -- After potentially serious back-to-back laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced Friday that they had temporarily closed the flu and anthrax laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency's highest-security labs. The accidents, and the C.D.C.'s emphatic response to them, could have important consequences for the many laboratories that store high-risk agents and the few that, even more controversially, specialize in making them more dangerous for research purposes.

(Jul 10 2014) - FEMA camps popping up nationwide under new DoD authorization
BIG FLATS, NY -- The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now scouting for unused facilities, such as massive airport hangars and other structures, to be converted into FEMA camps as soon as possible to accommodate the massive influx of illegal aliens being shipped across the border via U.S. funded operations.

(Jul 10 2014) - The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control
LONDON -- On 5 July he spoke at a conference in London organised by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and revealed the extent of the surveillance programs unleashed by the Bush and Obama administrations. "At least 80% of fibre-optic cables globally go via the US", Binney said. "This is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores."

(Jul 09 2014) - Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data on U.S. Workers
WASH D.C. -- Chinese hackers in March broke into the computer networks of the U.S. gov't agency that houses the personal information of all federal employees, according to senior American officials. They appeared to be targeting the files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for TOP-SECRET security clearances. The hackers gained access to some of the databases of the Office of Personnel Management before the federal authorities detected the threat and blocked them from the network, according to the officials. It is not yet clear how far the hackers penetrated the agency's systems ...

(Jul 09 2014) - North Korea launches two short-range missiles into sea
TOKYO -- North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles in the Sea of ​​Japan, the government of Japan reported. According to the Cabinet of Ministers, the two missiles were fired from the south-west coast of North Korea. It did not cause any damage. Presumably, North Korea launched Scud missiles that flew almost 500 km.

(Jul 09 2014) - BRAZIL: TORTURE TECHNIQUES REVEALED IN DECLASSIFIED U.S. DOC'S
WASH D.C. -- The Brazilian military regime employed a "sophisticated and elaborate psychophysical duress system" to "intimidate and terrify" suspected leftist militants in the early 1970s, according to a State Department report dated in April 1973 and made public last week. Among the torture techniques used during the military era, the report detailed "special effects" rooms at Brazilian military detention centers in which suspects would be "placed nude" on a metal floor "through which electric current is pulsated."

(Jul 08 2014) - Vials of Smallpox Virus found in 'Unapproved' Lab
MARYLAND -- Vials of the virus that causes smallpox were found in a National Institutes of Health research building that was unequipped and unapproved to handle the deadly pathogen, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because it's so infectious, the smallpox virus is considered a bioterrorism threat and is only permitted in two labs in the world: One at the CDC's Atlanta headquarters and another at the VECTOR Institute in Russia. The newly discovered vials violate an international agreement reached in 1979 aimed at keeping the virus eradicated while allowing some scientists to continue studying it. The vials were found in a cold storage room in the Bethesda, Maryland, research building.

(Jul 08 2014) - US 'kidnaps' Russian MP's son to 'exchange him for Snowden'
RUSSIA -- A Russian MP claims the US kidnapped his son from the Maldives on bogus cyber-fraud charges and may be preparing to offer him as bait in a swap deal for Edward Snowden. Roman Seleznyov, 30, was arrested at Male international airport as he was about to board a flight to Moscow. He was forced by US secret service agents to board a private plane to Guam and was later arrested. The Russian ministry slammed his detention as "a de-facto kidnapping."

(Jul 08 2014) - US military studied how to influence Twitter users
DARPA -- The activities of users of Twitter & other social media services were recorded & analysed as part of a major project funded by the US military, in a program that covers ground similar to Facebook's controversial experiment into how to control emotions by manipulating news feeds. Research funded directly or indirectly by the DOD's military research department, known as DARPA, has involved users of some of the internet's largest destinations ...

(Jul 03 2014) - U.S. grounds entire F-35 fleet pending engine inspections
WASH D.C. -- The U.S. military said it had grounded the entire fleet of 97 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets until completion of additional inspections of the warplane's single engine built by Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. The Pentagon's F-35 program office, Air Force and Navy issued directives on Thursday ordering the suspension of all F-35 flights after a June 23 fire on an Air Force F-35A jet at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

(Jul 03 2014) - UK spy agency sued by IP's over malware attacks
BRITAIN -- A group of Internet service providers from North America, Europe, Asia & Africa have filed a lawsuit against Britain's foremost signals intelligence agency, accusing it of hurting their business by spying on them. The legal complaint was filed against the General Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the British govt agency tasked with communications interception, which also provides information assurance to both civilian & military components of the British state.

(Jul 03 2014) - The Most ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project in the World ...
U.S.A. -- "We've been keeping a very low profile, mostly intentionally," said Doug Lenat, President and CEO of Cycorp. "No outside investments, no debts. We don't write very many articles or go to conferences, but for the first time, we're close to having this be applicable enough that we want to talk to you." IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the United States for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked ...

(Jul 02 2014) - Wiretap Report 2013
U.S.A. -- This report covers intercepts concluded between Jan 1, 2013, and Dec 31, 2013, and provides supplementary info on arrests and convictions resulting from intercepts concluded in prior years. Forty-eight jurisdictions (the federal govt, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and 44 states) currently have laws that authorize courts to issue orders permitting wire, oral, or electronic surveillance.

(Jul 02 2014) - DARPA Has Genetically Engineered Super Blood ...
DARPA -- Biological warfare might be the next big concern for the military, but it has come up with an appropriately sci-fi invention of its own: genetically engineered blood. A new study funded by DARPA, the scientific research arm of the military, has figured out how human red blood cells can be modified to produce and deliver protein antidotes and other antibody-based medicines throughout the body. With blood transfusions, these cells could theoretically neutralize biological toxins for soldiers on the battlefield.

(Jun 30 2014) - FBI, CIA use Backdoor Searches to ... Spy on Americans
U.S.A. -- The other shoe just dropped when it comes to how the federal government illegally spies on Americans. Last summer, the details of the NSA's "backdoor searches" were revealed ... the "backdoor searches" were a special loophole added in 2011 allowing the NSA to make use of "US person names and identifiers as query terms." In the past, it had been limited (as per the NSA's mandate) to only non-US persons.

(Jun 30 2014) - Secret underground base beneath Denver International Airport
DENVER -- The Denver International Airport (DIA) is nestled on a vast 53 square mile complex and is owned and operated by the City of Denver. In fact, it's the largest airport in the United States, in terms of land mass garnered, and the second largest airport in the world to Saudi Arabia's King Fahd International Airport as I pointed out in my appearance on the Travel Channel series America Declassified.

(Jun 30 2014) - Russian sailors get French warship training
FRANCE -- A group of 400 Russian sailors has arrived in France for training aboard one of two warships that France is selling to Russia despite US criticism. The sailors will spend the summer in Saint-Nazaire learning to operate the Mistral-class amphibious assault ships. President Francois Hollande insists the sanctions imposed on Russia following its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine do not cover military hardware.

(Jun 27 2014) - Chinese Navy near Hawaii: Participating in US-led drill
HAWAII -- For the first time ever Chinese warships are taking part in the world's largest naval drills: the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), biannual US-led training of Asia-Pacific regional navies traditionally conducted off the Hawaiian Islands since 1971. RIMPAC will last for over a month, from June 26 to August 1. The ongoing drill involves 47 surface ships, six submarines, over 200 aircraft, and 25,000 troops from 22 countries.

(Jun 27 2014) - Pentagon orders 500 new state-of-the-art spy glasses
PENTAGON -- The Pentagon has reportedly placed an order for 500 high-tech wearables that will give Google Glass a run for its money. According to Defense One technology editor Patrick Turner, the United States Department of Defense is acquiring a cache of the state-of-the-art X6 glasses from San Francisco's Osterhout Design Group that will "give spooks in the field an intelligence edge over everybody else." Defense One got to get an up-close-and-personal demonstration of the new DOD gear during a recent symposium at the Defense Intelligence Agency's Washington, DC headquarters ...

(Jun 26 2014) - Google Glass Hacked, Can Record Everything You Stare At
WORLD -- Hackers have already proven smarter than smartphones or just about any other connected electronic device, and soon they'll hack into your fridge, thermostat, and toilet. The NSA got into your files stored in the clou'’s "secure" data centers. Chinese authorities got everything on your laptop that you left in your hotel room while going for quick beer at the bar downstairs. And now Dutch hackers, um "computer experts," have commandeered Google Glass to take pics and videos of everything you're looking at.

(Jun 25 2014) - How governments can take control of smartphones
CANADA -- "Legal malware" produced by the Italian firm Hacking Team can take total control of your mobile phone. That's according to Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab and University of Toronto's Citizen Lab (which also obtained a user manual). Operating since 2001, the Milan-based Hacking Team employs over 50 people and offers clients the ability to "take control of your targets and monitor them regardless of encryption and mobility," while "keeping an eye on all your targets and manage them remotely, all from a single screen."

(Jun 24 2014) - Russia test fires 6 New Air-Launched Cruise Missiles
RUSSIA -- Russian strategic air forces fired six new, precision-strike cruise missiles in test launches Friday amid new tensions between Moscow and the West over the crisis in Ukraine. Russia's Defense Ministry announced Friday that the missile firings took place during exercises involving eight Tu-95 Bear bombers - the same type of strategic bomber recently intercepted 50 miles off the California coast by U.S. jets.

(Jun 24 2014) - Google Glass Snoopers Can Steal Your Passcode ...
MASSACHUETTS -- The odds are you can't make out the PIN of that guy with the sun glaring obliquely off his iPad's screen across the coffee shop. But if he's wearing Google Glass or a smartwatch, he probably can see yours. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell found they could use video from wearables like Google Glass and the Samsung smartwatch to surreptitiously pick up four-digit PIN codes typed onto an iPad from almost 10 feet away—and from nearly 150 feet with a high-def camcorder.

(Jun 23 2014) - U.S. prepares for awkward military engagement with China in Hawaii
HAWAII -- The U.S. Navy has dispatched numerous ships to Hawaii as it prepares for Rim of the Pacific 2014, the world's largest international maritime exercise. It will involve 49 surface ships and six submarines from 23 countries this year, but the inclusion of one - China - will get an inordinate amount of attention. The People's Liberation Army of China will participate in the exercise for the first time, sending ships that include the missile destroyer Haikou, the missile frigate Yueyang, the oiler Qiandaohu and the hospital ship Peace Ark.

(Jun 20 2014) - Secret Space War Terra Forming ???
WORLD -- As you can see I have had this file for some time I attempted to post this 6 months ago and received an email from a 33 degree Mason and was told in no circumstances was I to post this and that if I did I could expect the CIA, FBI, TOP SECRET AGENCY WOULD CROSS THE BOARDER IN TO CANADA AND BE KNOCKING ON MY DOOR. Well as you can see I know longer care and will not be stopped from opening up peoples eyes.

(Jun 19 2014) - NSA uses 33 countries to intercept web traffic
NSA -- The United States has made top-secret deals with more than 30 third-party countries so that the National Security Agency can tap into fiber optic cables carrying internet data in those parts of the world, new leaks reveal. Documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and published on Wednesday by journalists at The Intercept and Denmark's Dagbladet Information show publically for the first time an intelligence gathering operation waged in 33 countries where secret arrangements exist to broaden American surveillance abilities.

(Jun 18 2014) - RAF Typhoons intercept Russian bomber and fighters
BALTIC -- RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled into action to head off four separate groups of Russian aircraft which were spotted flying near the Baltic on Tuesday. Two jets from 3 (Fighter) Squadron were dispatched to ensure the planes did not encroach on the airspace of Estonia, Lithuania or Latvia as part of their Nato mission to police the area.

(Jun 17 2014) - UN armored cars seen in Georgia, USA
GEORGIA -- A man driving on a freeway coming out of Alabama in southern Georgia took this video of at least two flat-back trucks, each carrying two brand-new white armored cars bearing the letters "UN" in black. One sharp-eyed reader on YouTube observed that the vehicles "appear to have M231 port firing weapon ports on them." The United States is a sovereign country, not under the UN's jurisdiction. There can be NO legitimate reason why armored trucks of the United Nations should be on American soil, unless the UN vehicles had been manufactured here and are being transported by truck to a port for shipping overseas.

(Jun 17 2014) - This drone shoots crowds with pepper spray paintballs
SOUTH AFRICA -- Crowds of protesters could soon come under attack from riot control drones outfitted with paintball guns, strobe lights, and speakers. The Skunk Riot Control Copter, built by South African company Desert Wolf, has a suite of cameras and four paintball guns strapped to its chassis to help its operators monitor and control unruly crowds. The guns can fire ammunition from four different hoppers, meaning the drone operators can shoot protesters with dye markers, solid plastic pellets, or small capsules of pepper spray.

(Jun 17 2014) - AT&T confirms data breach for mobile users
U.S.A. -- AT&T has confirmed that attackers have compromised the personal information of some mobile account holders. In a letter mailed to customers, AT&T revealed that three employees of one of its service providers managed to access personal information without authorization. The service provider unlocks cell phones for its customers upon their request. The stolen information includes Social Security numbers and call records, i.e. details about the date, time, duration and other phone number for every phone call customers make, according to AT&T. The number of users affected has not been disclosed

(Jun 16 2014) - FAA orders Boeing to protect 737s from computer hackers
WASH D.C. -- The FAA has ordered Boeing to modify technology found aboard 737 aircrafts that could be vulnerable to computer hackers. The FAA's order, which was released in the Federal Register, is effective immediately, although the agency is allowing a comment period until July 21. The order is issued for Boeing Models 737-700, -700C, -800, -900ER, -7, -8, and -9 series airplanes -- (t)he network configuration on these models allows increased connectivity with external networks, such as passenger entertainment and information services, which create possible vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers, according to the FAA.

(Jun 12 2014) - Radioactive material stolen from lab in Mexico
MEXICO -- A device containing radioactive substances was stolen from a government research facility and authorities are working to track it down, Mexico's No. 2 official said. "We have the report regarding the theft of this material and the alerts and protocol we follow in these cases have already been implemented," Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong told reporters after speaking at a conference of state law enforcement chiefs and attorneys general.

(Jun 12 2014) - Persistent Surveillance Systems ... Law Enforcement Presentation
OHIO -- The following presentation was produced by an Ohio-based company called Persistent Surveillance Systems that produces systems for wide area surveillance of large sections of a city for law enforcement purposes. The company has been the focus of numerous media reports over the last few months, including a long profile in the Washington Post and a recent video piece produced by PBS and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Despite several pieces about the company, no outlet has provided the public with access to the promotional materials that the company is providing to journalists.

(Jun 12 2014) - Russia sends 24 warships, bombers to Baltic drills ...
BALTIC SEA -- Russia has deployed 24 Baltic Fleet warships and vessels, along with heavy fighter jets and bombers, as reinforcement for military drills in the westernmost Kaliningrad region while NATO stages its own war games across the border. On Wednesday, Moscow deployed a grouping of 24 Baltic Fleet warships and vessels for military drills in its exclave on the Baltic Sea coast. The drills were launched on Tuesday in response to NATO's international drills - Saber Strike 2014 and BALTOPS 2014 - near Russia's border.

(Jun 11 2014) - Russian Bombers Fly Within 50 Miles of California Coast
CALIFORNIA -- Four Russian strategic bombers triggered U.S. air defense systems while conducting practice bombing runs near Alaska this week, with two of the Tu-95 Bear H aircraft coming within 50 miles of the California coast, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) confirmed Wednesday. "The last time we saw anything similar was two years ago on the Fourth of July," Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Norad spokesman, told the Free Beacon.

(Jun 11 2014) - Military's research project 'HAARP' has shut its doors
ALASKA -- A project of the US Department of Defense, the facility was used by the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and DARPA, according to NPR, for projects of an abstruse nature. In addition to communicating with nuclear submarines, these included generating extremely low and very low frequencies (ELF/VLF), artificial auroras, and bouncing radio waves off the Moon.

(Jun 10 2014) - 'Undeniable' report accuses another Chinese military unit of hacking
SAN FRANCISCO -- A private U.S. cybersecurity company on Monday accused a unit of China's military of conducting far-reaching hacking operations to advance the country's satellite and aerospace programs. Security company CrowdStrike said Shanghai-based unit 61486 of the People's Liberation Army 12th bureau has attacked networks of Western government agencies and defense contractors since 2007. CrowdStrike said the hacking targeted the U.S. space, aerospace and communications sectors.

(Jun 09 2014) - Chinese Ships Head to US-led Pacific Rim Exercises
GUAM -- China for the first time is sending multiple ships to a U.S.-led international maritime drill known as RIMPAC, or Rim of Pacific exercise . China's official media describes the trip as a venture "deep into the tiger's den." Absent from this year's participant list is Russia. Forty-seven ships, along with six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel, will participate in this year's RIMPAC exercise. They are heading towards Guam where the ships will meet with those from the United States, Singapore, Brunei and head together to Hawaii, where the exercises will take place from June 26 to August 1. More than 20 nations are expected to participate.

(Jun 09 2014) - New Details on the 1961 Goldsboro Nuclear Accident
WASH D.C. -- A recently declassified report by Sandia National Laboratory, published today by the National Security Archive, provides new details on the 1961 Goldsboro, North Carolina, nuclear weapons accident. While both multi-megaton Mk 39 bombs involved in the mishap were in the "safe" position, the report concluded, by the time one of them hit the ground it was in the "armed" setting because of the impact of the crash. If the shock had not also damaged the switch contacts, the weapon could have detonated. Since the advent of the nuclear age, the nightmarish possibility of an accidental detonation has made weapons safety a boiler-plate item in the U.S. nuclear weapons program - yet potentially serious errors continue to occur.

(Jun 08 2014) - Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) Course Brochure
WASH D.C. -- The National Response Framework provides the Local-State-Federal response sequence. The legal basis for this National Response Doctrine is the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. As a general rule, the Federal Government must wait for Local/State officials to request Federal assistance. When Federal assistance includes Department of Defense (DOD) participation, such involvement must be under proper authority and after consulting a legal advisor. I. PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY ...

(Jun 07 2014) - China Sending Police to France ... ???
FRANCE -- Beijing will be sending police into France to "protect its tourists" traveling there. Such a thing is unconventional to say the least. While most countries respect the sanctity of a sovereign nation, its military and police, Beijing apparently does not. This move signals the increasingly aggressive Chinese stance on protecting its interests abroad. In light of this move, is it too much to ask if Beijing will be the next country to "pull a Crimea" and use force to protect Chinese citizens in other countries as well?

(Jun 06 2014) - Pentagon Report: Lasers Used To Put Voices In Your Head
GERMANY -- Germany's foreign intelligence agency officially lifted the lid on some of its worst-kept secrets today and admitted that several shadowy facilities around the country were spy stations. The Federal Intelligence Service (BND) maintained for decades that it had nothing to do with sites such as the Ionosphere Institute. But internet enthusiasts long suspected their true identities and have been outing them on websites.

(Jun 05 2014) - Pentagon Report: Lasers Used To Put Voices In Your Head
PENTAGON -- A recently unclassified report from the Pentagon from 1998 has revealed an investigation into using laser beams for a few intriguing potential methods of non-lethal torture. Some of the applications the report investigated include putting voices in people's heads, using lasers to trigger uncontrolled neuron firing, and slowly heating the human body to a point of feverish confusion - all from hundreds of meters away.

(Jun 05 2014) - Some numbers about NSA's data collection
U.S.A. -- Today it's exactly one year ago the Snowden-leaks started. Among the many highly classified documents which were disclosed during the past year are various charts that provide us with actual numbers about the amount of data the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting. Here we will take a look at those numbers and see what we can learn from them by comparing various sources and from breaking them down into NSA-divisions, countries and collection programs.

Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying

(Jun 05 2014) - China brands Windows 8 a threat to national security
CHINA -- It's fair to say China isn't a fan of Windows 8. A few weeks ago, the tiled OS was banned from Chinese government computers, as part of a notice on the use of energy-saving products (if this sounds a bit vague, that's because the reason given is). Then, if that wasn't bad enough news for Microsoft, a state-backed news report broadcast on China's CCTV has really put the boot in, branding the operating system a threat to China's cybersecurity, and suggesting it is being used to spy on Chinese citizens.

(Jun 04 2014) - Secret Service to Track Twitter Users in Real Time
U.S.A. -- The United States Secret Service is set to purchase software that can track Twitter users in real time, prompting concerns that individuals could face greater harassment over tweets deemed to be threatening or anti-government. According to a solicitation posted this week, the federal agency announced its intention to use the tool to undertake "sentiment analysis," "influencer identification," "access to historical Twitter data," "ability to detect sarcasm," and "heat maps" that will show user trends.

(Jun 04 2014) - US Marshals seize Cops' Surveillance Records to deny them to ACLU
FLORIDA -- Hours before a scheduled meeting to surrender records to the American Civil Liberties Union about the use of controversial "stingray" cellphone tracking devices, Sarasota, Florida, police canceled the meeting, saying the U.S. Marshals had seized the records and they were no longer in police possession. Calling the move "blatant violations of open government laws," in the words of staff attorney Nathan Freed Wessler, the ACLU promptly sued, protesting the handoff of sensitive documents to the feds and seeking their return.

(Jun 04 2014) - Facebook's New Feature Has Users Thoroughly Creeped Out
WORLD -- Facebook recently rolled out a new feature that's leaving some users speechless and others running to sign a petition to have it removed, news.com.au reports. The social network's new quirk allows its mobile app to turn on your smartphone's microphone, listen in on what's around you.

(Jun 03 2014) - Russian jet nearly collides with U.S. surveillance aircraft
PACIFIC NORTHEAST -- A Russian Su-27 jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Pacific northeast recently in an aerial clash not seen since the Cold War. An Air Force RC-135 electronic intelligence jet was flying a surveillance run some 60 miles off the Russian Far East coast, north of Japan, on April 23 when the incident occurred, according to defense officials familiar with the incident. The Su-27 flew to follow the RC-135, and at one point rolled sideways to reveal its air-to-air missile before flying within 100 feet of the cockpit in an attempt to unnerve the crew.

(Jun 02 2014) - SE Asia's war on drugs is 'fueling production'
S.E. ASIA -- Cultivation of opium in Southeast Asia's notorious Golden Triangle region has doubled in the past decade, according to an in-depth study that rebuffs claims by governments that an aggressive anti-narcotics policy is reaping benefits and improving livelihoods. The findings come a year before the 2015 deadline set by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc to make the region drugs free. Myanmar, the world's second highest opium producer after Afghanistan, remains the driving force.

(Jun 02 2014) - Secret Service Software will 'Detect Sarcasm' in Social Media Users
U.S.A. -- The Secret Service is purchasing software to watch users of social networks in real time, according to contract documents. In a work order posted on Monday, the agency details information the tool will collect -- ranging from emotions of Internet users to old Twitter messages. Its capabilities will include "sentiment analysis," "influencer identification," "access to historical Twitter data," "ability to detect sarcasm," and ...

(May 31 2014) - N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images
UTAH -- The National Security Agency is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs, according to top-secret documents. The spy agency's reliance on facial recognition technology has grown significantly over the last four years as the agency has turned to new software to exploit the flood of images included in emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other communications, the N.S.A. documents reveal.

(May 29 2014) - Scientists Hacked Monkey Brains to Control Them
MASSACHUSETTS -- While your brain should still be safe from hackers for some time yet, a new study, in which macaques had their choices controlled by electrical impulses, adds to a growing body of work that suggests brains can be manipulated with a surprising degree of precision. Using electrodes implanted in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), a region deep in the brain associated with the reward circuitry of the brain, researchers were able to fundamentally influence the decision making of macaques. The work was published today in Current Biology.

(May 28 2014) - Power in Military Black Budgets
U.S.A. -- The top five military contractors by sales are Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumann, General Dynamics and Raytheon. In addition to the Department of Defense allocations, the top five intelligence agencies that often provide military use applications are the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Program and the General Defense Intelligence Program. The actual amount of monies that go into funding off the books secret projects, estimated by Bill Sweetman as cited in the Economic Crisis and the Pentagon`s Black Budget, exceeds rational comprehension.

(May 28 2014) - Cyberspying Indictments Will Not Stop China ...
WASH D.C. -- The high-profile U.S. indictments against five Chinese military officers will not encourage China to stop hacking American businesses to steal valuable trade secrets, virtually all of National Journal's National Security Insiders said. It was the first time the U.S. brought a criminal case against a foreign government for cyberspying, but 91.5 percent of NJ's pool of security experts downplayed the move, calling the charges "simply silly" and "an empty gesture."

(May 27 2014) - China Orders Banks to remove High-End IBM servers
CHINA -- A week ago, in retaliation to the inane charges lobbed by the US accusing 5 Chinese army officials of spying on US companies (when the NSA spying scandal on, well, everyone refuses to leave the front pages), China announced it would ban the use of Windows 8 on government computers (considering the quality of Windows 8, this is likely a decision government computers would have taken on their own regardless).

(May 27 2014) - UFO accounts are journalists' stuff of dreams
SKUNK WORKS -- The late Ben Robert Rich was the second director of Lockheed Corp.'s top-secret research and development unit known as the "Skunk Works." Founder and first director of that program was aeronautical engineer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, who designed elements of the U.S. spy plane known as the U-2. Rich led the development of the F-117 fighter plane, the first operational stealth aircraft; and also worked on the F-104, A-12, SR-71 Blackbird and F-22. He also wrote the book "Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of my Years of Lockheed." In May 2010, aerospace engineer Tom Keller wrote an article for the Mutual UFO Network's journal that said Ben Rich revealed that extraterrestrial UFO visitors are real ... and ... that the U.S. military has aircraft capable of travel to the stars.

(May 26 2014) - China Attacks, Sinks Vietnamese Fishing Vessel ...
CHINA -- As if global investors needed another excuse to buy stocks, China has escalated geopolitical tensions to 11 on the Spinal Tap amplifier of seriousness. With over 70 vessels in and around the Paracel Islands - where China has provocatively placed an oil rig in disputed Vietnamese territorial waters - it was only a matter of time before the blue touch paper was lit. As Yahoo Japan reports, a Vietnamese fishing vessel has sunk after being rammed by a Chinese vessel and the 10 fishermen have been rescued. While Vietnam has not responded yet, the Coast Guard warned "the situation at the site it very tense."

(May 25 2014) - RELEASED : PROJECT AQUARIUS DOCUMENTS re: UFO's ???
U.S.A. -- On May 21, 2014, (Dr. Steven Greer) received a cache of Top Secret documents related to "Project Aquarius" , a purported Majestic 12 (MJ-12) covert project related to UFO's/ET's. Previously, summaries of the documents have appeared on the Internet. However, we received photos of the actual documents. To our knowledge, this the first time the ACTUAL (not just a transcript) of the full cache of documents has been released . These documents, as well as their transcription, can be viewed below. It is NOT KNOWN if these are legitimate US government documents.

(May 24 2014) - NSA's largest cable tapping program: DANCINGOASIS
U.S.A. -- On May 13, Glenn Greenwald published his book 'No Place To Hide' about the Snowden-disclosures. It doesn't contain substantial new revelations, but from one of the original documents in it we can determine that NSA's largest cable tapping program is codenamed DANCINGOASIS, something which was not reported on earlier. Here we will combine information from a number of other documents and sources to create a somewhat more complete picture of the DANCINGOASIS program.

(May 23 2014) - Police use cellphone spying device
NEW YORK -- The Erie County sheriff says he's done making public comments about a cellphone surveillance device used by his police agency to gather information on persons of interest. Sheriff Tim Howard told WGRZ Thursday that he won't publicly discuss the matter any longer because doing so could adversely impact investigations. A stingray is a device that mimics a cell tower and thereby tricks all wireless devices on the same network into communicating with it.

(May 22 2014) - AP Exclusive: Botched nuclear silo drill revealed
WASH D.C. (AP) -- An Air Force security team's botched response to a simulated assault on a nuclear missile silo has prompted a blistering review followed by expanded training to deal with the nightmare scenario of a real attack. The Air Force recognized the possibility of such an intrusion as more worrisome after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But an internal review of the exercise held last summer at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana said the security forces were unable to speedily regain control of the captured silo, and called this a "critical deficiency."

(May 22 2014) - U.S. Special Forces, Foreign Troops Practice Invading Tampa
FLORIDA -- U.S. Special Forces and commandos from 16 foreign nations practiced "invading" Tampa, Fl. this week during an unprecedented international training exercise. Conducted outside the Tampa Convention Center Wednesday, residents looked on as service members from every branch of the U.S. military ran drills alongside commandos from Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland and Thailand. Local newspapers worked to relieve worried residents prior to the exercise, assuring them that the sound of gunshots and low-flying military helicopters was only part of a drill.

(May 22 2014) - TSA to Purchase 24 Million Rounds of "Duty" Ammunition
U.S.A. -- The TSA has issued a solicitation requesting 24 million rounds of .357 SIG "duty ammunition" over a five year period, prompting fresh questions as to whether the federal agency is planning to arm its workers. "Estimated quantity is approximately 4,800,000 rounds of .357 Sig duty ammunition per year, totaling 24,000,000 over the life of the contract," states the solicitation, posted on FedBizOpps, which adds that the ammo is for use at "DHS component locations nationwide." The ammo purchase is likely to spark new questions ...

(May 22 2014) - Koreas exchange fire near disputed sea boundary
SEOUL, South Korea -- North and South Korean warships exchanged artillery fire Thursday in disputed waters off the western coast, South Korean military officials said, in the latest sign of rising animosity between the bitter rivals in recent weeks. Officials from the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense Ministry said a South Korean navy ship was engaged in a routine patrol near the countries' disputed maritime boundary in the Yellow Sea when a North Korean navy ship fired two artillery shells. The shells did not hit the South Korean ship and fell in waters near it, they said.

(May 21 2014) - Russia conducts test-launch of ballistic missile
RUSSIA -- Russia today carried out a successful test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, news agencies reported citing the defence ministry, amid a standoff between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. Interfax and ITAR-TASS quoted the defence ministry as saying a successful test of the RS-12M Topol ICBM had been carried out from Russia's Kapustin Yar rocket launch site near the Caspian Sea at 2238 IST (1708 GMT).

(May 20 2014) - Chinese Government Bans Windows 8 From Its Machines
CHINA -- The Chinese government has said it will not use Windows 8, the latest version of Microsoft's venerable desktop operating system. The decision was announced last week on the website of the Procurement Center for China's Central Government, but not widely reported until today, when a story appeared from Xinhua, China's state news agency. In an emailed statement, Microsoft said it would continue to work with the Central Government Procurement Center and other government agencies.

(May 20 2014) - White House: CIA has ended use of vaccine programmes
PAKISTAN -- The CIA has ended the use of vaccine programmes in its spying operations amid concerns for the safety of health workers, the White House has said. In a letter to US public health schools, a White House aide said the CIA stopped such practices in August. The CIA reportedly used a fake vaccine programme in its effort to learn the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden.

(May 19 2014) - Scientists Fearlessly Create Bizarre Human/Animal Hybrids
WORLD -- Did you know that scientists are creating cow/human hybrids, pig/human hybrids and even mouse/human hybrids? This is happening every single day in labs all over the western world, but most people have never even heard about it. So would you drink milk from a cow/human hybrid that produces milk that is almost identical to human breast milk? And how would you interact with a mouse that has a brain that is almost entirely human?

(May 19 2014) - Russian battleships in Shanghai for joint naval drills
SHANGHAI -- A squadron of Russia's Navy Pacific Fleet has arrived in Shanghai to participate in joint Russian-Chinese naval training dubbed 'Joint Sea-2014'. The drills in the northern part of the East China Sea start on Tuesday and will go on until May 26. The Russian squadron consists of six battleships and support vessels: the flagship of the Pacific Fleet, missile cruiser Varyag, anti-submarine destroyer Admiral Panteleyev, large landing ship Admiral Nevelskoy, anti-surface destroyer Bystry, tanker Ilim and ocean tug Kalar.

(May 17 2014) - Privacy Versus Security Is a FALSE Choice
U.S.A. -- The entire "privacy versus security" argument for spying by the NSA is hogwash. Top security experts - including the highest-level government officials and the top university experts - say that mass surveillance increases terrorism and hurts security. They say that our government failed to stop the Boston bombing because they were too busy spying on millions of innocent Americans instead of focusing on actual bad guys.

(May 16 2014) - Proton-M rocket carrying Russia's most advanced satellite crashes
RUSSIA -- A Russian Proton-M rocket with an advanced satellite on board crashed outside of Kazakhstan's territory on Friday, about nine minutes after lift-off. The Express-AM4R would have been Russia's most advanced and powerful satellite. The crash was likely caused by a failure in one of the third stage's steering engines, reported Oleg Ostapenko, the head of the Russian national space agency Roscosmos.

(May 16 2014) - Anti-NSA Crusaders are getting new friends in Congress
WASH D.C. -- Backers of major government-surveillance reform were stunned last week to see their favored legislation quickly clear two key hurdles in Congress after months of inertia. But amid the sudden flurry of legislative action, privacy hawks are warning that the bill in its current form may contain any number of loopholes or vaguely defined provisions that the National Security Agency could misinterpret to maintain its current spy powers—or justify the development of new ones.

(May 15 2014) - The World's Most Dangerous Drug Dealers
WORLD -- This ruthless drug cartel change laws in their favour, can overthrow governments at will, pays little or no tax, own the US mainstream media, and routinely pay for the election campaigns of nearly every US politician in high office. No, they are not from Colombia, Mexico or Afghanistan. They are the Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex cartel of international corporations, based in the US, UK and Germany and Switzerland.

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(May 15 2014) - USDA to Purchase Submachine Guns
USDA -- The United States Department of Agriculture is set to purchase an unknown quantity of submachine guns, leading to questions about where the weapons will be heading and for what purpose they will be used. A solicitation posted on the Fed Biz Opps website states ...

(May 15 2014) - Air Force Bombshell: Admits They Can "Control Weather"
ALASKA -- While HAARP and weather control has been called a conspiracy theory by the mainstream media and government officials, during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, David Walker, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for science, technology and engineering, dropped a bombshell in answer to a question asked by Lisa Murkowski in relation to the dismantling of the $300 million High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program in Gakona this summer. Walker said this is "not an area that we have any need for in the future" and it would not be a good use of Air Force research funds to keep HAARP going. "We're moving on to other ways of managing the ionosphere, which the HAARP was really designed to do," he said. "To inject energy into the ionosphere to be able to actually control it. But that work has been completed."

(May 15 2014) - Homeland Security holds drill in New Milford
NEW MILFORD -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security held a training exercise Wednesday night at Candlelight Farm airport. Candlelight Farm owner Carl Dunham said Thursday he was contacted by Homeland Security weeks ago about doing a training landing at the heliport on his property, which lies along Candlewood Mountain Road. Three helicopters landed at the heliport during Wednesday's exercise, he said.

(May 13 2014) - Moscow to suspend American GPS sites on Russian territory from June
RUSSIA -- Russia is going to suspend the operation of all American GPS sites on its territory, starting from June 1, said Russia's deputy PM, Dmitry Rogozin, who is in charge of space and defense industries. "Starting June 1, we will halt the work of those stations on Russian territory," Rogozin said. Rogozin pointed out that American GPS ground stations are located in Russia under an agreement that dates back to 1993 and 2001.

(May 13 2014) - Russia bans police & military employees from traveling abroad
RUSSIA -- Russia's Ministry of Civil Defense, Emergencies & Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters has issued travel restrictions to all employees like the country's firefighters, ambulance drivers & rescue troopers. A similar travel ban is imposed for parts of employees under the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) including tens of thousands of police officers, prison guards & other law enforcement agencies like the Federal Drug Control & the Federal Migration Service. The two reasons given to explain the travel ban are to take measure to prevent leaks of secrets & secondly, to prevent the possibility of being arrested by U.S. law enforcement agencies.


(May 13 2014) - Russia to ban US from using Space Station over Ukraine sanctions
RUSSIA -- Russia is to deny the US future use of the International Space Station beyond 2020 & will also bar its rocket engines from launching US military satellites as it hits back at American sanctions imposed over Ukraine crisis. Russia's deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin announced a series of punitive measures on Tues against the US in response to sanctions imposed after Russia annexed Crimea.

(May 12 2014) - US starts countrywide nuclear drill ...
U.S.A. -- The US Strategic Command, the agency responsible for country's nuclear arsenal, will hold large-scale war games this week that will include 10 B-52 Stratofortresses and up to six B-2 Spirit bombers, along with other military and government agencies. The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber built to carry nuclear weapons. The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American strategic bomber, designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses that can drop up to sixteen 1,100 kg B83 nuclear bombs. The exercise will be conducted from May 12-16 and is set "to deter and detect strategic attacks against the US and its allies," the Strategic Command said in a statement.

(May 12 2014) - Air traffic system failure caused by computer memory shortage
LOS ANGELES -- A common design problem in the U.S. air traffic control system made it possible for a U-2 spy plane to spark a computer glitch that recently grounded or delayed hundreds of Los Angeles area flights, according to an inside account and security experts. In theory, the same vulnerability could have been used by an attacker in a deliberate shut-down, the experts said, though two people familiar with the incident said it would be difficult to replicate the exact conditions.

(May 12 2014) - Iran unveils American drone replica ...
TEHRAN -- Iran has unveiled its own copy of an American stealth drone it captured in late 2011, claiming to have cracked the "secrets" of the bat-wing craft and added weapons capabilities. Today, Fars News Agency reported that while Iran's duplicate of the US RQ-170 Sentinel drone was smaller, it also had a "bombing capability to attack the US warships in any possible battle." The story in Persian was headlined: "America's nightmare has become reality."

(May 11 2014) - State Dept. amassing explosives stockpile
WASH D.C. -- The U.S. State Department has ordered hundreds of pounds of plastic explosives and thousands of containers of liquid explosives, WND has discovered, shipping them to the location of U.S. centers that typically send sensitive materials to overseas embassies. According to procurement documents WND obtained through routine database research, State recently put in four separate orders for high explosives - purchases accompanied by tens of thousands of feet of detonating cords with hundreds of blasting caps and fuse igniters.

(May 08 2014) - Multiple missile launches during a command & control exercise
RUSSIA -- President of Russia took part in a command & control exercise conducted by the Russian armed forces. Among its main goals, the exercise was devoted to "coordinating actions of various units in countering a large-scale missile- and air-attack." Also, the exercise checked the procedures for launching a "massive launch-on-warning missile strike & countering a nuclear attack by the means of the Moscow missile defense system."

(May 08 2014) - Russia Launches Two ICBM's ... as Part Of Military Drill
RUSSIA -- Remember when Putin "de-escalated" and promised the Russian forces were being pulled back from the Ukraine border? That didn't last long. Fast forward 24 hours, when we learn that the very same Putin oversaw a military exercise involving Russia's nuclear forces ... two nuclear submarines of the Northern and Pacific Fleets, the Tula and the Podolsk, also fired intercontinental ballistic missiles.

(May 08 2014) - Russian aircraft carrier sails into English Channel
ENGLISH CHANNEL -- A Russian aircraft carrier task group has sailed into the English Channel under escort by a Royal Navy warship. HMS Dragon met the Russian warships in the south western approaches to the Channel on Wednesday and is shadowing them as they are expected to head into the North Sea and back to Russia. The heavy carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is accompanied by the nuclear-powered Kirov class cruiser Peter the Great and several support ships after a five-month mission to the Mediterranean.

(May 08 2014) - Drone strikes downtown St. Louis office building
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis authorities are looking for the operator of a drone that crashed into one of the city's tallest buildings. The DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter was found Monday afternoon after apparently striking the Metropolitan Square building and crash-landing on a 30th floor balcony. The drone is controlled remotely and features a high-definition video camera. The Federal Aviation Administration and St. Louis police are investigating. Civilian drones are not allowed to fly higher than 400 feet above the ground, and must remain within sight of the operator.

(May 08 2014) - Restricted U.S. Army Civil Affairs Officer Training Manual
U.S. ARMY -- This publication supports the Army’s officer foundation standards (OFS) system of training. It provides Civil Affairs (CA) company grade officers the training and the knowledge they need to perform their duties ... Officers and commanders are to order this manual.

(May 07 2014) - Russia and China to Conduct Joint Naval Drills
MOSCOW -- The Russian Pacific Fleet and the Chinese navy will conduct a joint large-scale cooperative training exercise scheduled for mid-May, a military spokesman told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. "In the middle of May, Russian ships will head towards Shanghai, where they are to take part in the large-scale Naval Cooperation-2014 drill with the navy of China's People's Liberation Army, to take place in the South China Sea," said Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov.

(May 07 2014) - Official US Cover-Up Still Obscures Motive for ... Murders
U.S. BORDER -- Barrio Azteca gang leader Arturo Gallegos Castrellon, also known as "Guero," among other aliases, was sentenced to life in prison late last month after being convicted of orchestrating the murders of US Consulate worker Lesley A. Enriquez; her husband, Arthur H. Redelfs; and Jorge Salcido Ceniceros, whose wife also worked at the consulate in Juarez. All three were brutally gunned down on March 13, 2010, while attempting to elude assassins in their vehicles. Enriquez, who was pregnant, and Redelfs, both US citizens, nearly made it to the US border crossing prior to being cut down.

(May 07 2014) - Nuclear reactor sysadmin accused of hacking 220,000 US Navy sailors'
U.S.A. -- A former US Navy sysadmin who worked in an aircraft carrier's nuclear reactor department has been charged with hacking into government networks using the USN's own computers. Prosecutors have alleged that Nicholas Paul Knight, 27, of Chantilly, Virginia, and his co-accused, 20-year-old Daniel Trenton of Salem, Illinois, were leading members of a blackhat group called Team Digi7al. Court papers seen by The Register describe Team Digi7al as a "criminal association organised to hack protected computers, steal sensitive and private information, make unauthorised public disclosures of that stolen ... information and commit various other crimes related to its hacking activities".

(May 06 2014) - Russia Quietly Tightens Reins on Web With 'Bloggers Law'
MOSCOW -- Russia has taken another major step toward restricting its once freewheeling Internet, as President Vladimir V. Putin quietly signed a new law requiring popular online voices to register with the government, a measure that lawyers, Internet pioneers and political activists said Tuesday would give the government a much wider ability to track who said what online.

(May 06 2014) - Russian Strategic Bombers Flying Along California Coast MORE
CALIFORNIA -- With the situation in the Ukraine escalating and the US continuing to call for sanctions against Russia's financial and political elite, Vladimir Putin is now not only mobilizing tens of thousands of troops on his Western front, but sending intercontinental strategic bombers across the Pacific Ocean. According to the US military, it's the first time since the cold war that Russia's incursions have come this close to America.

(May 05 2014) - Russian Strategic Bombers Flying Along California Coast
CALIFORNIA -- The Associated Press reported Monday that Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Commander of United States Air Forces in the Pacific, acknowledged a significant increase in the activities by Russian long-range strategic aircraft flying along the California coast. There was no comment about whether the aircraft were nuclear capable, but it has not been since the Cold War ended in the early 1990s that Russian patrols have skirted the West Coast and California.

(May 05 2014) - U.S., Filipino troops begin large military drill
MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- More than 5,000 U.S. and Filipino troops began two weeks of military exercises Monday to prepare to jointly deal with any potential crisis in the Philippines, which is prone to natural disasters and has been locked in a dangerous territorial standoff with China. U.S. and Philippine military officials said at an opening ceremony that 3,000 Filipino soldiers and 2,500 American military personnel would take part in the annual "Balikatan," or shoulder to shoulder, exercises, the largest of several military drills the allies stage each year.

(May 05 2014) - US Quietly Snatches The Ukraine's Gold Reserves
UKRAINE -- According to reports out of Kiev, the US has quietly transfers 33 tons of Ukrainian gold out of the country and back to vaults in the US. Presumably, this sovereign wealth transfer would be counted as partial "collateral" for a fresh round of IMF, US FED, and ECB paper debt that is currently being organised for dumping into the Ukraine's economic black hole.

(May 04 2014) - All NSA intel goes directly to Israel
NSA -- The US National Security Agency (NSA) directly sends all of the intelligence that it gathers to the Israeli regime, a political analyst tells Press TV. "We now know that all of the NSA's spying is going directly to Israel," James H. Fetzer, a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, said in a Saturday interview. "I believe that all of our allies should discontinue sharing their intelligence with the Unites States unless they are willing that it should go directly to Tel Aviv," the analyst said.

(May 03 2014) - THE TRUE PURPOSE OF CHEMTRAILS ???
WORLD -- We are dealing with Star Wars. It involves the combination of chemtrails for creating an atmosphere that will support electromagnetic waves, ground-based, electromagnetic field oscillators called gyrotrons, and ionospheric heaters. Particulates make directed energy weapons work better. It has to do with "steady state" and particle density for plasma beam propagation.

(May 03 2014) - Old U2 Spy Plane Triggers Air Traffic Computer Failure
CALIFORNIA -- A relic from the Cold War appears to have triggered a software glitch at a major air traffic control center in California Wednesday that led to delays and cancellations of hundreds of flights across the country, sources familiar with the incident told NBC News.

(May 02 2014) - NORAD to conduct flight exercises over Carolinas
No. & So. CAROLINA -- North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise flights today as they practice intercept and identification procedures. The exercise will occur over northeastern South Carolina and central North Carolina between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. The flights could be delayed or cancelled, however, because of weather concerns. The flights are scheduled to take place in the regions encompassing Columbia, Myrtle Beach and Jacksonville, N.C., as well as

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(May 01 2014) - Officials to hold largest security drill in Boston's history
BOSTON -- The largest security training exercise in Boston's history is slated to kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday with a simulated active school shooter drill in Brookline. It will continue with other drills during 24 hours and involve about 2,000 state and local personnel. "The Urban Shield Program, as we've learned over the last year, is essential to our city's safety at any time of crisis," Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston. "Since the 2013 Boston Marathon, we learned a lot about resiliency as a community and about professionalism of our first responders. This initiative has a lot to do with that,' Walsh said. Residents should not be alarmed, authorities said, if they see an increased police presence Saturday.

(Apr 30 2014) - China to conduct naval drills with Russia
BEIJING -- China said on Wednesday it would conduct joint naval drills with Russia in the East China Sea off Shanghai in late May, in what it called a bid to deepen military cooperation. China's defense ministry did not give an exact location in the East China Sea, where Beijing is locked in an increasingly bitter dispute with Japan over the ownership of a group of uninhabited islets. "These drills are regular exercises held by China and Russia's navies, and the purpose is to deepen practical cooperation between the two militaries, to raise the ability to jointly deal with maritime security threats," the ministry said on its website

(Apr 29 2014) - NORAD exercises bring aircraft to skies
MANSFIELD -- North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will practice intercept and identification procedures today north of Marion between Mansfield and Lima. Although they are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, the flights could be delayed by weather, according to a news release. People in this area may hear and/or see low-flying NORAD-controlled fighter jets in close proximity to a military or military contracted aircraft, which will be taking on the role of aircraft of interest.

(Apr 29 2014) - Canada deploys fighter jets for Eastern Europe patrols
OTTAWA -- Six Canadian CF-18 fighter jets left for Romania Tues. to take part in increased NATO patrols over Eastern Europe amid rising tensions with Russia over Ukraine. The multi-role military aircraft took off from their base in Bagotville, Quebec, at 9 a.m. local time (1300 GMT) as Canadian Defense Minister Rob Nicholson looked on. In Romania, Nicholson said, the jets will be conducting "training activities in support of (NATO) reassurance measures" in Central & Eastern Europe to demonstrate what another official described as "the strength of Allied solidarity in response to Russian aggression."

(Apr 28 2014) - Report: Pentagon to destroy $1B in ammo
WASH D.C. -- The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources. It's impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction - valued at $1.2 billion by the Pentagon - remains viable because the Defense Department's inventory systems can't share data effectively, according to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by USA TODAY.

(Apr 28 2014) - US banks fear Russian hackers' vengeance for extra sanctions
RUSSIA -- US authorities and security experts are warning that Russian hackers may retaliate against new sanctions planned by the US and EU by attacking the computer networks of US banks and other companies, all the more so since Russian hackers previously attacked US servers more than once. Cybersecurity specialists put Russian hackers in the top of world's best at infiltrating networks, spreading malicious software.

(Apr 28 2014) - AOL confirms security breach; users' passwords ...
U.S.A. -- AOL has confirmed what many suspected: The company suffered a major security breach. Hackers were able to steal the email addresses, postal addresses, address books, encrypted passwords and the encrypted answers to security questions of "a significant number of user accounts," the New York-based company said Monday. "The ongoing investigation of this serious criminal activity is our top priority," AOL said in a note. "We are working closely with federal authorities to pursue this investigation to its resolution.

(Apr 28 2014) - Hackers hit Internet Explorer: 'Microsoft should move fast'
WORLD -- Microsoft Corp is rushing to fix a massive bug in its Internet Explorer, a popular Web browser used by up to 55 percent of the online community. Among the targeted users: U.S. defense and financial sectors, cybersecurity experts said. Microsoft said the bug seems to have targeted Internet Explorer’s versions 9 through 11. But NetMarketShare, a tech research firm, said the bug could actually impact versions 6 through 11 - and that means more than half of all online browsers could be impacted, the Daily Mail reported.

(Apr 27 2014) - Whistleblower explains 'massive blackmail' potential ...
U.S.A. -- With the astonishing number of ways the NSA can spy on Americans, one must consider the ways this trove of information could be used in the wrong hands (as if there are "right" hands). A former intelligence officer for the National Security Agency has gone on record saying that the NSA spies on persons of interest specifically for political reasons - seemingly nothing to do with national security. These persons include congressmen, senators, important committeemen, judges, and even the man who was four years from becoming President of the United States.

(Apr 25 2014) - Meet AISight - The software being installed Globally
U.S.A. -- If you thought that CCTV cameras tracking your every move in public was bad enough, you're going to just love AISight (pronounced "eyesight" of course). The invention of a Houston, Texas based company called BRS Labs (which stands for Behavioral Recognition Systems) is headed by former secret service special agent John Frazzini & this Orwellian surveillance platform brings artificial intelligence to all of those creepy cameras that have been installed everywhere around you. Apparently, this system is currently being installed in Boston & has already been implemented in Chicago & Washington.

(Apr 25 2014) - Most govt data breaches caused by employees, says Verizon study
U.S.A. -- About 58 percent of cyber security incidents in the public sector were caused by employees, according to this year's annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. About 34 percent were caused by employee accidents in handling data and about 24 percent by unapproved or malicious data use. Data handling errors could include emailing documents to the wrong person or forgetting to redact certain parts of a document, for example. They could also include mailing personal information to the wrong person through traditional mail, or not disposing of hard drives properly or shredding sensitive documents, the report says.

(Apr 25 2014) - Ecuador expels US military staff
ECUADOR -- Ecuador has ordered all 20 Defense Department employees in the US embassy's military group to leave the country by month's end, the Associated Press has learned. The group was ordered to halt operations in Ecuador in a letter dated 7 April, said embassy spokesman Jeffrey Weinshenker. The AP was first alerted to the expulsions by a senior Ecuadorean official who refused to be identified by name due to the information's sensitive nature.

(Apr 24 2014) - US inciting civil war in Venezuela to get its oil
BOLIVIA -- Washington is pushing Venezuela towards a "civil war" because it wants access to the country's rich oil reserves, Bolivian President Evo Morales has warned. The Venezuelan govt has also accused the US of fomenting a coup d'etat. Addressing over 3,000 young people at a Latin American Youth Summit in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, Morales branded the US an "empire" with its eye on Venezuelan oil wealth. Morales said that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was blameless in the recent wave of unrest in the country & accused Washington of orchestrating a civil war.

(Apr 23 2014) - Bank of England to simulate cyber war attacks ...
ENGLAND -- The Bank of England is to test banking organisations' vulnerabilities as part of a broader assessment of the reliability of its computer infrastructure. According to a report by the FT, this is part of an assessment of more than 20 major banks and other financial players in the UK. The scenarios will draw on intelligence reports of the latest threats from attackers and be overseen by Andrew Gracie, the director of the UK's special resolution unit within the Bank of England (BoE).

(Apr 23 2014) - 87% of Online Spying Comes from Governments
WORLD -- It's not surprising to learn that various governments (not just the United States) account for the bulk of online mischief, but it's a bit sobering to see the numbers laid out by a new Verizon investigative report, summarized by the UK Telegraph: there has been a 300% increase in cyber espionage since last year's report, and govt agents are responsible for 87% of it. (11% came from organized criminals, which I suppose leaves two percent traceable to random jacka$$e$.)

(Apr 23 2014) - Secret Plan to Advance Global Internet Censorship
WORLD -- This is urgent. An Internet censorship plan is being finalized in secret meetings right now. We need all hands on deck at this crucial moment. Here's the situation: President Obama himself is in secretive meetings with key political figures and lobbyists in Asia to lock the Trans-Pacific Partnership's Internet censorship plan into place. We know from leaked documents that this secretive plan will censor your use of the Internet and strip away your rights. If finalized, this plan would force ISPs to act as "Internet Police" monitoring our Internet use, censoring content, and removing whole websites.

(Apr 22 2014) - US intel employees face new consequences for speaking to media
U.S.A. -- Members of the United States intelligence community must now operate within the boundaries of a new media policy, as contact with a journalist without prior approval can now be considered a fireable offense, their boss said on Sunday. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper signed on Sunday a directive which outlines new restrictions that intelligence analysts must consider before speaking to the press about both classified and unclassified information. "No substantive information should be provided to the media regarding covered matters in the case of unplanned or unintentional contacts," the directive states, defining "covered matters" as "intelligence-related information, including intelligence sources, methods, activities, and judgments."

(Apr 22 2014) - Verizon annual cybersecurity report: 'The bad guys are winning'
U.S.A. -- It's not just your imagination. It's getting uglier out there in cybersecurity land. The latest grim picture comes courtesy of Verizon's 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report. Scheduled to be publicly released Wednesday, the report taps information from more than 50 organizations around the world to analyze more than 63,000 security incidents and 1,300 confirmed breaches. Amid the onslaught of breaches and statistics, the report also tries to offer some hope that organizations such as Verizon are starting to better leverage information about cyberattacks to craft strategies to fight back.

(Apr 21 2014) - Experts: Civilians not ready for EMP-caused blackout
U.S.A. -- The catastrophic effects of an electromagnetic pulse-caused blackout could be preventable, but experts warn the civilian world is still not ready. Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both congressional advisory boards, said the technology to avoid disaster from electromagnetic pulses exists, and upgrading the nation's electrical grid is financially viable. "The problem is not the technology," Pry said. "We know how to protect against it. It's not the money, it doesn't cost that much. The problem is the politics. It always seems to be the politics that gets in the way."

(Apr 21 2014) - DHS Preps Summer War In America ???
DHS -- If the Department of Homeland Security didn't already have enough ammunition, they've decided to place an order for 25 million more 12 gauge shotgun shells soon after an explosion at a shotgun shell producing facility in Tennessee. Is this more proof that the DHS is seemingly preparing for war here in America or is this to prevent Americans from getting this ammunition with talk of civil war in the air and soon after the recent 'showdown' at Bundy Ranch?

(Apr 21 2014) - U.S. Conducts Spy Flight Over Russia
US vs RUSSIA -- After a tit-for-tat series of delays, the U.S. conducted an "Open Skies Treaty" intelligence flight over Russian territory on Monday, a State Department official said. The spy flight originally was scheduled for April 14 but was canceled by Russia after a U.S. team for the flight failed to arrive near Moscow on time and Moscow refused temporarily to reschedule it. A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman also expressed anger on Monday over U.S. delays in certifying a new high-tech Russian aircraft to be used for spying missions over the United States under the Open Skies Treaty that permits limited legal spying over U.S. and Russian territory.

(Apr 19 2014) - Chinese hackers are stealing our secrets - US Admiral
PENTAGON -- Computer network security system of United States, which is under the control of the Pentagon and trusted contractors, is not an obstacle for hackers from China, which can easily bypass all the protective systems, write the US media, citing the head of the Pacific Command, Admiral of the US Samuel Locklear. A senior military commander said that Chinese hackers continue to steal the US military secrets, despite the fact that the US government has repeatedly expressed its protest on this issue.

(Apr 18 2014) - U.S. Plans Military Drills in Eastern Europe
WASH D.C. -- The United States plans to carry out small ground-force exercises in Poland and Estonia in an attempt to reassure NATO's Eastern European members worried about Russia's military operations in and near Ukraine, Western officials said Friday. The moves are part of a broader effort by NATO to strengthen the alliance's air, sea and land presence in Eastern Europe in response to Russia's new assertiveness in the region. It is not yet clear what additional troop deployments the U.S. and other NATO nations might undertake in Eastern Europe after the exercises and to what extent the moves would ease anxieties there.

(Apr 18 2014) - Accidents and the bomb
U.S.A. -- When I first heard that Eric Schlosser, the investigative journalist was writing a book on nuclear weapons accidents, I have to admit that I was pretty suspicious ... well, I'm happy to report that in his new book, Command and Control : Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, Schlosser has done that work. I reviewed the book recently for Physics Today. You can read my PT review here, but the long and short of it is that I was really, really impressed with the book. And I'm not easily impressed by most works of nuclear weapons history, popular or academic. I'm not surprised it was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, either.

(Apr 17 2014) - Did Israel steal bomb-grade uranium from the U.S. ?
PENNSYLVANIA -- Last month the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP), the nation's highest classification authority, released a number of top-level government memoranda that shed additional light on the so-called NUMEC affair, "the story that won't go away - the possibility that in the 1960s, Israel stole bomb-grade uranium from a US nuclear fuel-processing plant." The evidence available for our 2010 Bulletin article persuaded us that Israel did steal uranium from the Apollo, Pennsylvania, plant of the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC).

(Apr 17 2014) - NORAD to conduct exercise flights Thursday
MARION -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command will practice intercept and identification procedures between noon and 2 p.m. Thursday over northern Ohio. The flights are scheduled to take place between Marion and Toledo. People in the area may hear or see NORAD-controlled fighter jets in close proximity to a military or military contracted aircraft, which will be playing the role of an aircraft of interest. Although they are scheduled for the afternoon, the flights could be delayed or canceled by weather.

(Apr 17 2014) - Russia Blocks U.S. from Treaty-Approved Spy Flights
RUSSIA -- The Russian government this week canceled a planned U.S. surveillance flight over Russian territory in a bid to limit spying on massed troops facing off against Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to U.S. officials. The overflight mission was scheduled for April 14 to April 16 under the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, but Russia’s government notified the State Department 72 hours before the scheduled flight that it would not be permitted.

(Apr 16 2014) - US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire
FLORIDA -- A US guided missile destroyer is headed back to its home port in Florida after an engine room fire that caused damage but no injuries, the Navy said Wednesday. The USS Hue City, which is still operating under its own power, had at first continued on its planned course across the Atlantic Ocean from Florida despite the blaze, but it will now head home. "The Hue City will be returning to Mayport," a US Navy official told AFP.

(Apr 14 2014) - Russian jet passes near US warship
WASH D.C. (AP) -- A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the officials said the Russian Fencer made 12 passes, and flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level.

(Apr 14 2014) - Russia Tests Multi-Warhead ICBM
RUSSIA -- Russia's military carried out a flight test of a new multi-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile on Monday amid growing tensions with the United States over the crisis in Ukraine. The SS-27 Mod 2 road-mobile ICBM was launched around 2:40 a.m. EST from Russia’s Plesetsk launch facility, located about 500 miles north of Moscow.

(Apr 13 2014) - NORAD jet fighters to fly night exercises
WASH D.C. -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command plans to fly jet fighters over the Washington area Monday night and into Tuesday morning, and Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. One aim of the training flights is to hone intercept skills. Flights are to be between midnight and 5:30 a.m. on each occasion. The flights will be postponed or canceled if the weather is bad.

(Apr 12 2014) - NSA said to exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intel for yrs
U.S.A. -- The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said. The agency's reported decision to keep the bug secret in pursuit of national security interests threatens to renew the rancorous debate over the role of the government's top computer experts. The NSA, after declining to comment on the report, subsequently denied that it was aware of Heartbleed until the vulnerability was made public by a private security report earlier this month.

(Apr 11 2014) - DHS National Cybersecurity & Communications ... Heartbleed Advisories
DHS -- The following advisories were issued by the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center on April 10, 2014. Both notices are marked with distribution restrictions based on US-CERT Traffic Light Protocol. The advisory marked with TLP: GREEN is not intended for public distribution. Security researchers from Google Security recently discovered a vulnerability with the Heartbeat extension (RFC6520) to OpenSSL's Transport Layer Security (TLS) and the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocols. According to open source reports, the vulnerability has existed within certain OpenSSL frameworks since at least 2012.

(Apr 10 2014) - Pentagon Secret Plane has been in Space for almost 500 days
PENTAGON -- The X-37B, the U.S. Air Force's secret robotic space plane, has now been in orbit for almost 500 days, a record-breaking time period for space endurance. The latest version of the relatively tiny spacecraft, which is just one quarter of the size of the space shuttles, was launched in December 2012 on a top-secret mission. The X-37B has a payload bay approximately the size of a pickup truck bed, and it is thought to be carrying highly sensitive cargo. It began its life as a NASA project to build a small, unmanned space plane, then the project was passed over to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - DARPA - in 2004.

(Apr 10 2014) - US Produced Sarin Gas Used in Syria
U.S.A. -- On August 27, 2013 the famous American political investigator and principal editor of the ex-US State Department and intelligence service publication Veterans Today, Gordon Duff, published an article entitled "US Contractors Cited for Syrian Chemical Attacks," and a video entitled "Syrian Gas Attack Proof Syrian Army Has No Involvement." The commentary to the video states, "The video which you are watching right now was filmed in Syria and shows the chemical weapons which were sent from Georgia."

(Apr 09 2014) - Heartbleed "BUG" could expose millions of credit card numbers
WORLD -- A newly discovered computer bug that was found in software that's used to encrypt sensitive information - credit card numbers, for instance - has left millions of Internet users vulnerable, possibly exposing their private passwords and user names, as well as their financial data. The bug, dubbed "Heartbleed," could have infected up to 500,000 servers that rely on OpenSSL software - impacting millions, The Washington Post reported.

(Apr 09 2014) - NORAD EXERCISES : Fighter Jets Train Over Central Iowa
IOWA -- Residents between Fort Dodge and Waterloo may have noticed some low flying jets Wednesday afternoon. The flights, which involved fighter jets in close proximity to a military-controlled civilian plane, are part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command training exercises. NORAD conduct exercises so they are able to respond to airspace restriction violations, hijackings and unknown aircrafts.

(Apr 08 2014) - DHS drill simulates dangerous World Series scenario at PNC Park
PITTSBURGH -- Several law enforcement agencies gathered Tuesday at PNC Park for a homeland security training exercise that kept some of the area near the Pittsburgh Pirates' ballpark off-limits to the public. The city's office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the U.S. Army National Guard, the Ohio State Civil Support Team and PNC Park security will conduct the exercise until 7 p.m.

(Apr 08 2014) - HOW MANY EMPLOYEES ARE THERE AT AREA 51 ?
NEVADA -- Could be anywhere from 1800 to 2200. Of course, no one knows. JANET TERMINAL JUST AS BUSY AS EVER (as of April 9, 2014). Janet is the de facto name for a small fleet of passenger aircraft operated for the United States Air Force. Their aircraft transport military and contractor employees and currently serve mostly the Nevada National Security Site (most notably Area 51) from their terminal at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport. The origin of the term "Janet" (Just Another Non-Existent Terminal) is obscure but it is used as a radio callsign. Due to the secretive nature of the airline, little is known about its organization.

(Apr 07 2014) - EARTH'S SECRET SPACE FLEET
U.S.A. -- Since approximately 1980, a secret international space fleet code named 'Solar Warden' has been in operation. When Gary McKinnon hacked into U.S. Space Command computers several years ago and learned of the existence of "non-terrestrial officers" and "fleet-to-fleet transfers" and a secret program called 'Solar Warden', he was charged by the Bush Justice Department with having committed "the biggest military computer hack of all time", and stood to face prison time of up to 70 years after extradition from UK. But trying earnest McKinnon in open court would involve his testifying to the above classified facts, and his attorney would be able to subpoena government officers to testify under oath about the Navy's Space Fleet. To date the extradition of McKinnon to the U.S. has gone nowhere. McKinnon also found out about the ships or craft within 'Solar Warden'.

(Apr 05 2014) - Chinese J-20 stealth fighter incorporates F-35 secrets stolen from U.S.
CHINA -- A cyber espionage operation by China seven years ago produced sensitive technology and aircraft secrets that were incorporated into the latest version of China's new J-20 stealth fighter jet, according to U.S. officials and private defense analysts. The Chinese cyber spying against the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II took place in 2007 under what U.S. intelligence agencies codenamed Operation Byzantine Hades, a large-scale, multi-year cyber program that targeted governments and industry.

(Apr 04 2014) - Drone Crashes Near Elementary School
PENNSYLVANIA -- A drone manned by the Pennsylvania Army National Guard crashed near Lickdale elementary school yesterday afternoon. "The aerial vehicle, controlled by a remote operator, was part of a training exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, said Maj. Ed Shenk, public affairs officer for the Pennsylvania National Guard" reported Lebanon Daily News. Following the drone's "hard landing" it was run over by a "civilian vehicle" and the remains were gathered up by National Guard. "The vehicle, known as the RQ-7 Shadow, weighs 375 pounds, is approximately 11 feet long and has a wing span of 14 feet, Shenk said."

(Apr 04 2014) - Secret military device lets Oakland deputies track cellphones
PONTIAC -- Oakland County commissioners asked no questions last March before unanimously approving a cellphone tracking device so powerful it was used by the military to fight terrorists. Now, though, some privacy advocates question why one of the safest counties in Michigan needs the super-secretive Hailstorm device that is believed to be able to collect large amounts of cellphone data, including the locations of users, by masquerading as a cell tower.

(Apr 04 2014) - DHS Prepares Overhaul of Internal Security Operations
U.S.A. -- The Homeland Security Department late Thursday announced future plans to overhaul an organization that defends DHS' own internal networks. A counter-hack mechanism called the intrusion defense chain, or "kill chain" -- developed by researchers at Lockheed Martin -- is expected to drive the revamp, according to DHS officials. The current DHS security operations center, or SOC, manages the department's wide area network, its data centers and agency-level local area networks. Verizon in 2008 was awarded a $678.5 million, 10-year contract to run the center.

(Apr 03 2014) - Security breaches of personal info of Federal agencies doubles
U.S.A. -- Millions of individuals who recently entrusted personal, medical, and financial information to the federal government while enrolling in Obamacare via Healthcare.gov may find a recent trend reported by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) rather unsettling. The number of security breaches involving Personally Identifiable Information (PII) at federal agencies more than doubled in recent years, increasing from 10,481 in 2009 to 25,566 in 2013.

(Apr 02 2014) - Classified Nuclear Weapon Drawings 'MISSING' at Labs
U.S.A. -- Classified design drawings used in the manufacture of nuclear weapons have not been properly and reliably maintained by nuclear weapons labs managed by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Department of Energy Inspector General said in a report last week. "NNSA sites could not always locate as-built product definitions or associated drawings for nuclear weapons and components in official records repositories." At the Pantex Plant, "officials were concerned and surprised at the difficulty in finding as-built product definitions for the nuclear weapons," the DoE IG report said. At Los Alamos, the information system "allowed changes to classified nuclear weapons drawings without using an approved change notice."

(Apr 02 2014) - The Drones of Facebook (and the NSA)
WORLD -- "Connectivity," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a CNN interview last year, "is a human right." If it surprises you that one of the kings of the corporate Internet would repeat a slogan used by Internet activists to mobilize against companies like his, examine the context. Zuckerberg made his remark to support and explain a new set of Facebook strategies that will, if successful, put the world's Internet connectivity under his company's control. It's called internet.org which is not only a real website but a consortium of companies and government agencies Facebook is leading. The very name -- "internet.org" -- also provides a glimpse of Facebook's intentions.

(Apr 01 2014) - Inside the Military's New Office for Cyborgs
U.S.A. -- The ability to link human brains to machines, create new life forms and build Star Trek-style disease detectors will be the focus of a new Defense Department office soon. The new office, named the Biological Technology Office, or BTO, will serve as a clearinghouse for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, programs into brain research, synthetic biology and epidemiology. The office will cover everything from brewing up tomorrow's bioweapon detectors and connecting humans to computers to designing entirely new types of super-strong living materials that could form the basis of future devices. Here are the key areas in more detail.

(Mar 30 2014) - Finnish Military alarmed over Air Force drills at Russian border
FINNBAY -- Karelia, 30 March 2014. The Russian military base near Karelian border started an air force drill this morning pulling several Russian jets to the region. The Finnish Karelian brigade is alarmed. The drill was launched in Karelia (Russian side) 250 km east of Finland. Sources say, within 25 minutes, Russian air force jets and teams have arrived from four regions of Russia to the region.

(Mar 28 2014) - US forces on nuclear "false flag" high alert
EAST COAST -- The United States is on alert and has deployed military assets to defend the Atlantic coastline from New York to Charleston from attack by a cruise type missile or low flying aircraft. Heightened security measures began with Israel's increasing threats against Iran but increased with the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370. Sources at the highest levels of the US military and intelligence community cite the possibility of a terror bombing, even using nuclear weapons, most likely to be submarine launched. This is what is being defended against.

(Mar 28 2014) - Mysterious Truck Escorted By Military Convoy ...
NORTH DAKOTA -- A concerned Before It's News reader has emailed us the following video which shows a mysterious truck being escorted through southwestern North Dakota by a very well prepared military convoy. What is on this truck and what are they preparing for? This event happened close to Minot Air Force Base, famous for loose nukes and a cluster of dead airmen back in 2007. Does this have anything to do with the 9 recently fired nuke commanders?

(Mar 27 2014) - 9 Nuke Commanders Fired In Montana !!!
MONTANA -- Nine more mid-level nuclear commanders in the U.S. Air Force have been fired according to this newly released story from The Guardian. In moves that are said to be tied to a much wider exam-cheating scandal, is there much more to these moves than we are being told? With Barack Obama worrying about a nuclear device going off in Manhatten, is this more set up for a nuke false flag? The US air force fired nine mid-level nuclear commanders Thursday and will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

(Mar 27 2014) - Turkey bans YouTube after Syria security talk leaked
ANKARA -- Turkey banned YouTube on Thurs. after the video-sharing website was used to spread damaging leaked audio files from a state security meeting that discussed possible military action in Syria. The recordings purport to show senior Turkish govt, military & spy officials discussing plans to stage (false flag) an armed clash in Syria or a missile attack that would serve as a pretext for a military response. PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- already ensnared in a corruption scandal & hit by a series of street protests ahead of crucial local elections on Sunday -- angrily lashed out at his political opponents for leaking the recording.

(Mar 27 2014) - Secrets re: Israeli theft of U.S. Weapons-Grade Nuclear Material
U.S.A. -- On March 18, 2014 ISCAP, the highest declassification authority in the U.S., released 84 pages (PDF) of formerly secret information about investigations into the illegal diversion of weapons-grade nuclear material from a Pennsylvania plant into the clandestine Israeli nuclear weapons program. Files now available to the public from IRmep's ISCAP process include: {4/2/1968 - Letter} from the Director of the CIA alerting the Attorney General (PDF) about a huge loss of material from Pennsylvania's Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC). "It is critical for us to establish whether or not the Israelis now have the capability for fabricating nuclear weapons which might be employed in the Near East."

(Mar 26 2014) - Is CIA fueling Drug Epidemic using cheap Heroin from Afghanistan?
AFGHANISTAN -- The tragic overdose death of Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on Feb 2, brought renewed interest to the subject of cheap heroin on America's streets. One of the big questions asked by naive media talking heads is : Where's all of this heroin come from ? The answer is the same as it was a decade ago following a CIA - led invasion of Afghanistan: 75%-80% of the world's heroin is exported from Afghanistan. In spite of the fact that the U.S. military controls a great deal of that mountainous country, production levels hit record highs last year.

(Mar 25 2014) - DoD Military Training to 'Scare the Crap Out of People' in Florida
FLORIDA -- The DoD is conducting military training in Broward County this week, with exercises involving low flying helicopters that will 'scare the crap out of people', according to one local reporter. After residents in downtown Fort Lauderdale began reporting low flying military helicopters last night at around 8pm, news reports emerged hours later containing details of a DoD training drill that would be taking place from March 24-27, suggesting that residents were only informed of the exercise after it had already begun. The training drill will take place in locations throughout the county and will be aided by law enforcement.

(Mar 25 2014) - Rockefellers, Crown Cocaine & Haitian Slavery
HAITI -- Yesterday the UN's top envoy to Haiti Sandra Honore reported to the UN Security Council that the cholera outbreak in Haiti is still the worst in the world. Over 8,000 people have died from cholera since the devastating January 2010 Haitian earthquake and another 680,000 have contracted the disease, which scientific studies have shown was introduced to the country by infected Nepalese UN Peacekeepers. Haitians have filed a flurry of class action lawsuits against the UN for their malfeasance, but the UN has claimed diplomatic immunity.

(Mar 24 2014) - US jazz musicians drafted into the CIA's MKULTRA ???
KENTUCKY -- During the 1940s and 50s, it was common knowledge that musicians who were busted for drug use were shipped, or volunteered to go, to Lexington, Kentucky. Lex was the first Narcotics Farm and US Health Dept. drug treatment hospital in the US. According to diverse sources, here's a partial list of the reported "hundreds" of jazz musicians who went to Lex: Red Rodney, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Sonny Stitt, Howard McGhee, Elvin Jones, Zoot Sims, Lee Morgan, Tadd Dameron, Stan Levey, Jackie McLean. It's also reported that Ray Charles was there, and William Burroughs, Peter Lorre, and Sammy Davis, Jr.

(Mar 24 2014) - Which Country Is Europe's Biggest Narco State ???
SPAIN -- Spain is first, followed by Germany, then France ... In terms of the overall business [not just trade] the absolute leader is Italy, but Spain moves more cocaine than any other country in Europe. These days, the big drug cartels do not use tax havens, or at least they use them less than before. Instead, they use European [and obviously American] banks. In the new book, I mention Antonio María Costa, the former Under-Secretary of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, who said at the beginning of the crisis that the European banking system had lowered its security barriers. In other words, they had opened the floodgates to drug money. Costa has publicly stated that the European financial systems were as good as saved by the global drug trade, yet no EU government has responded to his accusation.

(Mar 23 2014) - NEO - Flight 370: Another US Conspiracy ???
MALAYSIA -- On March 13, 2011 Veterans Today said they could prove Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was "on the ground." The mainstream media had sighted wreckage but families were calling passengers on the "downed jet" and those phones were ringing, an impossibility. We are now certain that we are dealing with a "black op" at the highest level. This fact alone surprises no one. The more important issue is the ramifications of accepting this inexorable fact.

(Mar 22 2014) - N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat
WASH D.C. -- American officials have long considered Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, a security threat, blocking it from business deals in the United States for fear that the company would create "back doors" in its equipment that could allow the Chinese military or Beijing-backed hackers to steal corporate and government secrets. But even as the United States made a public case about the dangers of buying from Huawei, classified documents show that the National Security Agency was creating its own back doors - directly into Huawei's networks.

(Mar 20 2014) - Opium production jumps near British base in Afghanistan
AFGHANISTAN -- The opium-growing area around Britain's main base in Afghanistan nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2013, the UK government has said. Poppy fields took up 19,136 hectares (47,286 acres) in the district nearest Camp Bastion in Helmand province last year. That compares with a figure of 5,413 hectares (13,376 acres) in 2011. The Foreign Office said it would take "a generation of effort and Afghan will" to reduce opium production.

(Mar 20 2014) - What really happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
DIEGO GARCIA -- It sounds like an expensive cigar, but Diego Garcia is actually a United States military base that we technically rent from the United Kingdom. At 967 nautical miles south-southwest from the southern tip of India, it is more or less midway between Indonesia and the African continent. The US Navy operates its Naval Support Facility (NSF) there, which is a naval ship and submarine support base, military air base, as well as a communications and space-tracking facility.

(Mar 19 2014) - Missing Malaysia Airlines: plea to US to release Pine Gap data
KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia believes data from US spy satellites monitored in Australia could help find missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 but the information is being withheld. The country's Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has specifically asked the US to share information obtained from the Pine Gap base near Alice Springs, according to the government-controlled New Straits Times newspaper.

(Mar 18 2014) - Chief of CIA division for spying on Iran is suspended ...
VIRGINIA -- The CIA's chief of Iran operations, Jonathan Bank, 46 a veteran of the service, was sent home on paid leave over disarray in his department, US, Russian and Iranian media reported Tuesday, March 18. The department was notified of this step last week at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. after its members rose up in "open rebellion" against Banks, according to the Los Angeles Times. Given the high importance and sensitivity of this department, it was most likely Intelligence Director John Brennan in person who delivered the notice.

(Mar 18 2014) - Drug trafficking corrupts Kyrgyzstan's politics and underworld
KYRGYZSTAN -- Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked and mountainous country in Central Asia, serves a powerful role in the Eurasian drug trade by playing the "mule" that carts heroin and other opiates between Afghanistan and Russia. Many researchers theorize that this lucrative industry has taken root in Kyrgyzstan - a country with few natural resources and industries - with significant support and leeway from its government, making it a "narco-state."

(Mar 18 2014) - 10,000 Linux servers hit by malware serving tsunami of spam & exploits
WORLD -- Researchers have documented an ongoing criminal operation infecting more than 10,000 Unix & Linux servers with malware that sends spam & redirects end users to malicious Web pages. Windigo, as the attack campaign has been dubbed, has been active since 2011 & has compromised systems belonging to the Linux Foundation's kernel.org & the developers of the cPanel Web hosting control panel, according to a detailed report published Tues. by researchers from antivirus provider Eset.

(Mar 17 2014) - What Are Russians Doing Off The Coast Of Florida ?
FLORIDA -- Tom Hill @te3ej has been tracking the Russian Tug Nikolay Chiker for the last few weeks as it made its way down to Cuba with Russia's premier spy ship the Viktor Leonov CCB-175. Yesterday Tom Hill noted the tug has taken up position just off the coast of Florida - now for two days at 29 18 00.0N, 80 30 00.0W.

(Mar 15 2014) - Internet administration to shift from U.S. to global stage
WASH D.C. -- The U.S. Commerce Department is relinquishing its hold over the group that manages the Internet's architecture amid pressure to globalize its functions in the wake of reports about NSA surveillance. The National Telecommunications & Information Administration, a Commerce Department agency, said Friday it is transitioning the function to the "global Internet community." The decision marks a dramatic change. Since the Internet's inception, the U.S. has played a leading role in the management of critical back-end Web work, including management of .com and other domain names.

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Illuminati Card Game Collection

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People and the Planet

PDF : 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.

UN Civilian Police Handbook

UN Civilian Police Handbook

The Climate Enginners


Report From Iron Mountain

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2025 Owning the Weather

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

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2009 Swine Flu Conferance

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AUDIT THE FEDERAL RESERVE

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2009 Surveillance Program

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What does a Trillion Dollars Look Like ?

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New Hampshire back to Gold and Silver ?

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U.N. AGENDA 21

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Occult Message of
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Popular Mechanics Investigates UFO Myths

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Last month Popular Mechanics released another report regarding UFO's. The POST has discussed the subject of UFO's with several individuals, what they said they saw and experinced and would very intereded in learning more about your story ... and just as important, did this encounter change your world view ? Please e-mail the POST {editor@portervillepost.com} and we will step up a time and a private place so you can tell your story.

NWO Needed to Save Earth ?

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Ready for the NEW WORLD ORDER ? European leaders in Berlin have agreed on the need to regulate all financial markets including hedge funds. Leaders of Europe's major economies said a global solution was needed to the current financial crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted that leaders faced an "extraordinary international crisis". But leaders including UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned against reverting to protectionism in such a difficult economic climate. The Berlin gathering is a precursor to the next meeting of the G20 group of major developed and developing countries in London on 2 April, which aims to rewrite the rules of the global financial system. "There is a need for a global new deal so that the world economy can recover" said Mr Brown to ensure an economy that is based on the "soundest principles".

Chem-Trail Planes Up Close

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HDTV to Control Masses in USA ?

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The public as a whole, hasn't a clue what could take place after Feb 17th 2009, when "ALL TV PROGRAMMING" stops analogue transmissions and flips the swith to digital. The Porterville Post could be wrong in this assumption, but as far as we are concerned, we can appologize later if we are wrong, but if we are right ... YOU BETTER PAY ATTENTION to what this article says and do a little research yourself. Our shawdow government has spent too much time and tax payers monies to let this technology go to waist or to let it get into the hands of other NWO governments and corporations. Once we find a solution, the POST will let you know. In the mean time ... PRAY that the POST IS WRONG. We really hope we are.

CBS 60 Minutes : Reading Your Mind

(CBS 60 Min) -- How Technology May Soon "Read" Your Mind : How often have you wondered what your spouse is really thinking? Or your boss? Or the guy sitting across from you on the bus? We all take as a given that we'll never really know for sure. The content of our thoughts is our own - private, secret, and unknowable by anyone else. Until now, that is. As correspondent Lesley Stahl reports, neuroscience research into how we think and what we're thinking is advancing at a stunning rate, making it possible for the first time in human history to peer directly into the brain to read out the physical make-up of our thoughts, some would say to read our minds.

More Evidence: HDTV Set Up for Mind Control

And if that ain't enough information to singe your synaps, read this article called "More Evidence : HD TV is a Set Up for Mind Control". If you're not convinced that evil people who gain control of this technology will use it ... then your just not thinking.

John Carpenter's 1988 Movie : They Live

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Back in 1988, John Carpentar came out with a partial sci-fi "B-Rated" movie called "They Live". The central theme in this film was the concern that the government had gone too far in eaves-dropping and media-manipulation of the masses. 20 years ago, John Carpenter presented this "Big-Brother B-Rated Movie" to the public, I believe, as a warning. What do you think ?

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Who Killed the Electric Car ?


Dan Rather : Mass Media Motives



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Sequoia's Voting Machine's Software -- NO GOOD

Sequoia's Electronic Voting Machine : 158 Page PDF

The AVC Advantage voting machine is made by Sequoia Voting Systems and has been used in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and other states. Pursuant to a Court Order in New Jersey Superior Court, we examined this voting machine as well as its computer program code. On October 17, 2008 the Court permitted us to release to the public a redacted version of our report. The report was originally submitted to the Court on September 2 in the form of an expert-witness report by Andrew W. Appel. The Court has released this redacted version to the public. The version we release here, linked in boldface above, is the same as the Court's redacted version, but with a few introductory paragraphs about the court case, Gusciora v. Corzine. The AVC Advantage contains a computer. If someone installs a different computer program for that computer to run, it can deliberately add up the votes wrong. It's easy to make a computer program that steals votes from one party's candidates, and gives them to another, while taking care to make the total number of votes come out right.

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WAR ON DRUGS IS A JOKE !

The War on Drugs is a Joke : At the end of the Vietnam conflict - during the evacuation - I {A.L.Lucketta} personally witnessed our own U.S. military government load and unload "Black-Tar Heroin" from the Helo's {SH3-Gulfs} I flew in as a SAR Crewman. Since many of the officers knew that I knew what they were involved with and were afraid that I'd turn them in, convinced Lt. Coronal Vasquez - my superior commander at the time - to either set me up or to force me out of the Navy. They choose the latter and my DD-214 was changed to reflect a 3 month early out ... if I chose to go to college. I left the Navy {Imperial Baech} at that point and a career that I had hoped would take me around the world, because no one would listen ... then, and no one listens now ! NO ONE !

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Just when you thought it was no longer safe to go out after dark, the government has stepped up to quench those fears. In the coming days and months, be prepared to see more and more U.S. Military personnel on our streets, patroling for -- that's right -- terrorists. And to make sure that the local police and CHP have a little back-up, HOMELAND SECURITY and our buddies at NORCOM were kind enough to lend us some troops. First to the DUI check points, so you can get used to their presense. Eventually, I'm sorry to say, our government {NORCOM} will ask foreign troops {CANADA & MEXICO} to help ... protect, THEIR PROPERTY !!!

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In April 1984, President Reagan signed Presidential Directorate Number 54 that allowed FEMA to engage in a secret national �readiness exercise� under the code name of REX 84. The exercise was to test FEMA�s readiness to assume military authority in the event of a �State of Domestic National Emergency� concurrent with the launching of a direct United States military operation in Central America. The plan called for the deputation of U.S. military and National Guard units so that they could legally be used for domestic law enforcement. These units would be assigned to conduct sweeps and take into custody an estimated 400,000 undocumented Central American immigrants in the United States.

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The North American Future 2025 Project {PDF} was leaked a while back and from the looks of this information, the North American Union collective of corporations has been working over time to secure a complete take over of resourses from Canada and Mexico. To be sure, they have already signed on for military backing {story} in the event of full scale riots.

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The Bilderberg group {Google} is an organization of political leaders and international financiers that meets secretly every spring to make global policy. There are about 110 regulars�Rockefellers, Rothschilds, bankers, heads of international corporations and high government officials from Europe and North America. Each year, a few new people are invited and, if found useful, they return to future meetings. If not, they are discarded. Decisions reached at these secret meetings affect every American and much of the world.

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The FBI Deputizes Business

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23,000 Businesspeople Get Threat Info from FBI Before Public. In Turn, They Supply Tips to FBI. Two Members of Private Sector Group Say They Have �Shoot to Kill� Permission in Emergency. These are the astonishing findings in Rothschild's cover story of the March issue of The Progressive.Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does�and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials. In return, they provide information to the government, which alarms the ACLU. But there may be more to it than that. One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to �shoot to kill� in the event of martial law.

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