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Nov 25 07:00

Slim chance of nuclear cyber raid in closed North Korea

William Maclean
Reuters

Assuming Stuxnet is aimed at Iran's nuclear program, could a similar cyber bug be used to wreck a uranium enrichment plant unveiled by ally North Korea?

Nov 24 18:16

Endgame Legislation: Lame Duck Session Ushers in Tyranny

Eric Blair
Activist Post

When most of us think about "lame duck" Congressional sessions we think of a "do-nothing" government. However, this so-called lame duck session appears to be a time where legislation that has the most restrictions to individual rights is being rammed through.

It seems the members of government who have been recently voted out of office are vying for corporate jobs by pushing such legislation as the Food Safety Modernization Act and the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act which are now on the fast track to becoming law. Both of these laws reek of tyranny for the citizens and a means of corporate consolidation for the big boys . . .

Nov 24 17:26

Stop the Internet Blacklist Bill S. 3804

Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA)creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. Courts could add sites to the first list; the Attorney General would have control over the second. Internet service providers and others (everyone from Comcast to PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the first list. They would also receive immunity (and presumably the good favor of the government) if they block domains on the second list.

The lists are for sites "dedicated to infringing activity," but that's defined very broadly -- any domain name where counterfeit goods or copyrighted material are "central to the activity of the Internet site" could be blocked.

S. 3804: Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act Link: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-3804

Nov 24 16:16

It Was An Inside Job - Music Video

David Dees' political satire illustrations set to the tune of Don Henley's "Inside Job".

Nov 24 16:06

REALITY REPORT #71 - TSA Gone Wild

The stink of the TSA blue shirts has reached the people and the front line in the war on freedom has been drawn. Gary Franchi showcases the latest abhorrent displays of abuse dished out at the request of Janet Napolitano and her thugs in Washington DC.

New York Times bestselling author Tom Woods returns to the show for a special interview about the economy and Jesse Ventura drops in to spread some wisdom about the controlled media.

Nina delivers the news including stories about the latest Federal Government push back from the State of Virginia, the FBI's latest wish list including wiretapping the whole internet, and Senator Rockefeller's statements on the Hill regarding destruction of the Free Press. We brand an Enemy of the State and read your comments in the Mailbag.

Nov 24 14:25

Copyright infringement bill could bring the FBI to your intranet

A senator from Oregon has threatened to block a copyright enforcement bill that would give U.S. law enforcement the right to shut down Web sites without trial or defense if it finds the central reason for the site is to distribute copyrighted information illegally.

Ron Wyden, (D-Ore.) calls the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, or COICA bill the "wrong medicine" for copyright infringement, partially because it includes enforcement measures like a sledge hammer, when ice tongs are more appropriate.

Nov 24 06:08

Placards, kilts part of plans for scanner protests

Michael Tarm
Associated Press

CHICAGO – Travelers dismayed by airport body scans are headed to airports Wednesday with the makings of any good protest: handmade fliers, eye-catching placards, slogan-bearing T-shirts — and Scottish kilts.

The loosely organized effort dubbed National Opt-Out Day hopes to highlight what some call unnecessarily intrusive security screenings. Others fear it will merely snarl pre-Thanksgiving airline operations on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Nov 23 07:16

TSA chief: Resisting scanners just means delays

Editor's Note: Propaganda Alert!

Ray Henry
Associated Press

ATLANTA — Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest.

Nov 23 06:29

Body scanner makers doubled lobbying cash over 5 years

Fredreka Schouten
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — The companies with multimillion-dollar contracts to supply American airports with body-scanning machines more than doubled their spending on lobbying in the past five years and hired several high-profile former government officials to advance their causes in Washington, government records show.

Nov 22 16:26

The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet

This is hardly a surprise but, this morning (as previously announced), the lame duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill -- despite a bunch of law professors explaining to them how this law is a clear violation of the First Amendment. What's really amazing is that many of the same Senators have been speaking out against internet censorship in other countries, yet they happily vote to approve it here because it's seen as a way to make many of their largest campaign contributors happy. There's very little chance that the bill will actually get passed by the end of the term but, in the meantime, we figured it might be useful to highlight the 19 Senators who voted to censor the internet this morning:

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Nov 22 03:26

Big Brother and the Coming Internet TSA

Heads up headline today: "iPad 'newspaper' created by Steve Jobs and Rupert MurdochApple and News Corp reportedly set to launch joint iPad news publication exclusively via download"

Nov 21 15:52

U.S. Dollar Chart From 1980 Thru 2010

The revaluation of the SDR should be occurring around the end of 2010. As you know it is composed of a valuation basket of currencies that is adjusted every five years. There has been a recent change in voting power in the IMF that may give more weight to the BRICs and those who favor a broader basket that includes gold and silver. India, China and Brazil Become Major Players in the IMF. This is also of importance because we forecast that the SDR is going to be a likely candidate to supplant the Dollar as the world's reserve currency, a move that will be resisted and delayed by the Anglo-American financiers.

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Nov 20 11:49

COICA Blacklisted by Senator Wyden

First the scary part. Leahy’s Law, called Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeit Act (COICA), was introduced as a bill by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy on September 20th.

It was then referred to the Judiciary Committee which he chairs. On Nov. 18, the bill received a unanimous 19-0 vote in Leahy’s committee and was headed to the Senate floor for a full vote. It was definitely on its way, until Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon stepped in . . .

Nov 20 11:40

Profit Ties between Phony Terror Alerts, Airport Security and L-3 Communications

Steve Scheetz
COTO Report

Since September 11, 2001, our government has been operating with a demand for the understanding of the people. We, as part of this demand, are to allow for certain limitations of our liberty in order to gain a certain level of security. But, given the questionable nature of what are likely exaggerated threats, coupled with Congressional enrichment from these expensive security technologies, the U.S. public is losing both liberty and security, as well as money.

Nov 20 08:44

Oregon Senator Wyden Effectively Kills Internet Censorship Bill

It's too early to say for sure, but Oregon Senator Ron Wyden could very well go down in the history books as the man who saved the Internet.
A bill that critics say would have given the government power to censor the Internet will not pass this year thanks to the Oregon Democrat, who announced his opposition during a recent committee hearing. Individual Senators can place holds on pending legislation, in this case meaning proponents of the bill will be forced to reintroduce the measure and will not be able to proceed until the next Congress convenes.

Nov 20 07:46

The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet

This is hardly a surprise but, this morning (as previously announced), the lame duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill -- despite a bunch of law professors explaining to them how this law is a clear violation of the First Amendment. What's really amazing is that many of the same Senators have been speaking out against internet censorship in other countries, yet they happily vote to approve it here because it's seen as a way to make many of their largest campaign contributors happy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I note more than a few of them are famed for being Israel's pets on Capitol Hill!

Nov 19 22:56

Oregon Senator Wyden Effectively Kills Internet Censorship Bill

It's too early to say for sure, but Oregon Senator Ron Wyden could very well go down in the history books as the man who saved the Internet.

A bill that critics say would have given the government power to censor the Internet will not pass this year thanks to the Oregon Democrat, who announced his opposition during a recent committee hearing. Individual Senators can place holds on pending legislation, in this case meaning proponents of the bill will be forced to reintroduce the measure and will not be able to proceed until the next Congress convenes.

Nov 19 18:38

MSNBC: "Obama Agenda: 81% favor body scanners" ?! A Rather Spirited Analysis

BUSTED: Caught you red-handed, MSNBC, angling for that lucrative Fox demographic. Pandering to the increasingly common "Obama-nation" element, the crypto-racist, cerebrally-challenged, slogan-driven Brown Shirts concerned above all with the Security of the Homeland, and easily manipulable by this Fourth iteration of the Reich. You know, the people whose respect and favor is most quickly won by insulting their intelligence, pandering to their fears, Like a bad political ad. Patent lies that sound logical held together with emotional language and punctuated with the occasional ad hominem snarky quip: "BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. ----- Wrong on safety ----- Wrong on security ----- WRONG FOR AMERICA." No, dear MSNBC: you are in error.  I am not a part of your "viewing audience."

I'm here because I read.

The fastest way to lose me, to lose the best of us, is to pander to the worst of us. You've already lost most of the intelligent, discerning, cultured, educated people.... You will eventually lose what good-ol'-boys you traded them for. Once they catch onto what the Elite have in store for them. Just like the Brown Shirts before them. Under the bus.

Nov 19 18:24

Detonator at Namibian Airport Was a Test Device

Editor's Note: Of course it was.

Victor Homola and Michael Slackman
The New York Times

BERLIN — German authorities said Friday that a laptop case carrying bomb components found at a Namibian airport was an American-made device designed to test airport security.

Nov 19 12:41

Worm Was Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges

Experts dissecting the computer worm suspected of being aimed at Iran’s nuclear program have determined that it was precisely calibrated in a way that could send nuclear centrifuges wildly out of control.

Their conclusion, while not definitive, begins to clear some of the fog around the Stuxnet worm, a malicious program detected earlier this year on computers, primarily in Iran but also India, Indonesia and other countries.

The paternity of the worm is still in dispute, but in recent weeks officials from Israel have broken into wide smiles when asked whether Israel was behind the attack, or knew who was. American officials have suggested it originated abroad.

Nov 19 11:40

NY lawyer gets jail in Dead Sea Scrolls case

Some scholars, including New York University Judaic studies chairman Lawrence Schiffman, say the texts were assembled by a sect known as the Essenes. Others — including Norman Golb, a University of Chicago historian and Golb's father — believe the writings were the work of a range of Jewish groups and communities.

Schiffman went to authorities after some of his students and colleagues received e-mails from an address that used his name. The e-mails appeared to have him admitting that he plagiarized Norman Golb's work and asking the recipients to keep quiet about it. Schiffman denies copying the historian's work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Megaphonies and robo_posters take note!

Israel has a long history of attempting to hijack archaeology to support political agenda, from the now-discredited Temple Pomegranate to the Jehoash Tablet, to the mis-interpretation of the graves at Massada. This latest onlione fraud and harrassment appears to be another example of the "ends justify all means" approach that Israel's supporters engage in when they cannot win a debate with facts and logic.

Nov 19 09:09

Travelers opt for autos over air

Amid growing public uproar over invasive airport security procedures and assorted fees tacked onto the price of airline tickets, this Thanksgiving will see the largest share of automobile drivers versus air travelers of any holiday in the past decade, travel experts said.

The shift to driving will happen even though gasoline prices will remain high, $3.05 on average for a gallon of unleaded fuel in Illinois, the experts said.

Next week, 94 percent of Thanksgiving travelers nationally are expected to drive — up from 86 percent in 2008 and 80 percent in 2000, according surveys conducted by AAA.

Nov 19 08:43

Hacker arrested after cracking Federal Reserve

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have never seen a Federal Reserve credit or debit card. Whose numbers are those and why does the Fed have them?

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Nov 18 17:37

End of Free Internet: US Senate Committee Approves Internet "Blacklist" Bill

Activist Post

It seems the lame duck Congressional session is becoming anything but unproductive. Yesterday, we saw the cloture of the Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510), and today the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act was unanimously approved by the US Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday with a 19-0 vote. The COICA has been overwhelmingly viewed as a corporate hijacking of the internet by mega-media cartels. Indeed, it is the end of the free internet as we now it.

Nov 18 11:55

Congress Back To Censoring Internet

Now that the elections are over, Congress can get back to the job of censoring the internet. The kerfuffle over the TSA taking naked pictures of you and/or giving you a groin pat-down has to come as a welcome voter distraction for those lawmakers bent on ramming S. 3804: Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) through Congress before voters even know what it is. Simply put, the COICA allows the government to keep “blacklists” of websites the government, in its sole discretion, decides are “dedicated to infringing activities.” The COICA does not require any hearing or judicial review, just “BAM” your website is gone. Not just the allegedly infringing material, not just the webpage upon which it appears, your entire website.

Nov 18 10:48

'Stop touching me!' Fury as airport security staff are caught on camera searching a crying three-year-old girl

The national outcry over intrusive body searches at American airports intensified today after it emerged security staff were caught on camera frisking a crying three-year-old girl.

Mandy Simon is seen sobbing and pleading with staff at Chattanooga, Tennessee airport.

She had become upset after having to have her teddy bear put through an X-ray machine and can be heard screaming: 'Stop touching me!'

Nov 18 09:26

WEB PAGE OF ISRAELI WAR CRIMINALS ALREADY SHUT DOWN!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Google's cache of the same page already has had all the pictures removed, proving that Google is under Israeli control as well.

They were foolish to think that would work as the page, with photos, is already copied all over the internet, such as HERE and a zip file of the contents can be downloaded HERE

Nov 18 08:50

China Telecom rejects US hijack claims

A leading Chinese telecommunication company has rejected the US claims implicating the firm for some temporary redirecting of sensitive Internet traffic on US websites.

China Telecom, one of the country's major telecommunications operators, rejected US claims that its servers "hijacked" highly sensitive Internet traffic for 18 minutes on April 8 on American government and military websites, AFP reported on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More gratuitous China-bashing and rather lame since there is no reason for such sensitive US traffic to even leave the US networks let alone route through Chinese servers. Since the "great revolt" that transformed the ARPAnet into the Internet, the military has set up a parallel network of their own, which for obvious reasons is not connected to the global internet. So this story was a non-starter, to begin with

Nov 18 06:02

Cyber Command Prepares the Ground for High-Tech War Crimes

Last week, The Washington Post reported that CYBERCOM "is seeking authority to carry out computer network attacks around the globe to protect U.S. interests." Leaving aside the thorny question of whose interests are being "protected" here, the Post tells us that unnamed administration lawyers are "uncertain about the legality of offensive operations."

Coming from a government that's incorporated the worst features of the previous regime into their repertoire, that's rather rich.

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Nov 17 13:40

New Jersey moves to ban TSA scanners and sexually invasive frisks

"Is that a Pistole in your pocket, Nappy, or are you just happy to see us?"

Rady Ananda -- COTO Report

In response to public and pilot outrage at sexual assault by transportation security authorities and to the carcinogenic x-ray machines used to scan flyers, New Jersey lawmakers announced on Monday the introduction of several resolutions banning such practices. Additionally, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security is holding a Transportation Security Administration Oversight Hearing today (10 AM Wednesday).

Nov 17 10:57

F.B.I. Seeks Wider Wiretap Law for Web

Robert S. Mueller III, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, traveled to Silicon Valley on Tuesday to meet with top executives of several technology firms about a proposal to make it easier to wiretap Internet users.

Mr. Mueller and the F.B.I.’s general counsel, Valerie Caproni, were scheduled to meet with senior managers of several major companies, including Google and Facebook, according to several people familiar with the discussions.

Nov 17 10:51

Stop the Internet Blacklist!

Just the other day, President Obama urged other countries to stop censoring the Internet. But now the United States Congress is trying to censor the Internet here at home. A new bill being debated this week would have the Attorney General create an Internet blacklist of sites that US Internet providers would be required to block. (The first vote is scheduled Thursday, November 18!)

This is the kind of heavy-handed censorship you'd expect from a dictatorship, where one man can decide what web sites you're not allowed to visit. But the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to pass the bill quickly -- and Senators say they haven't heard much in the way of objections! That's why we need you to sign our urgent petition to Congress demanding they oppose the Internet blacklist.

Nov 17 10:01

YET ANOTHER EMAIL VIRUS FROM THE ^%$#^ING CYBER-TERRORISTS MAKING THE ROUNDS.

Infectious email messages have been circulating and spreading a virus called, "VBMania." If you receive any emails with "Here you have" or "Just for you" in the subject line, please delete these emails immediately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shoot the hackers. Then waterboard their computers. Then shoot the hackers again!

Nov 16 20:10

Stop the Internet Blacklist: S. 3804

Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA)creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. Courts could add sites to the first list; the Attorney General would have control over the second. Internet service providers and others (everyone from Comcast to PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the first list. They would also receive immunity (and presumably the good favor of the government) if they block domains on the second list.

The lists are for sites "dedicated to infringing activity," but that's defined very broadly -- any domain name where counterfeit goods or copyrighted material are "central to the activity of the Internet site" could be blocked.

Nov 16 13:07

Dead Drops: When US Cyber Command Pulls the Net

Un-cloud your files in cement! 'Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. Watch, DHS will classify these as USB WMDs and hardware store putty as a new refined fake al Qaeda 'plastique." Stock up while you can, CITIZEN... Starting thinking about creating out new Net.

Nov 16 11:09

Leahy's Law II and the Sleeping Lion

“Rise like Lions after slumber In unvanquishable number; Shake your chains to earth like dew; Which in sleep had fallen on you." Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Call to Freedom (1819)

Chris Pratt

My film Deceptions and the works of others document the many lies and the hypocrisy that our politicians and government have foisted upon us. However, the public has begun to wake up. They are beginning to realize that 9/11 revelations will be the first of many cascading dominos as conspiracy theory will morph into cover-up, over and over again.

Nov 16 10:10

Clues Suggest Stuxnet Virus Was Built for Subtle Nuclear Sabotage

New and important evidence found in the sophisticated “Stuxnet” malware targeting industrial control systems provides strong hints that the code was designed to sabotage nuclear plants, and that it employs a subtle sabotage strategy that involves briefly speeding up and slowing down physical machinery at a plant over a span of weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, someone wanted to wreck the Iranian power station in a way that might not look like actual sabotage. Now, who would have wanted to do a dastardly thing like that!

Nov 16 07:40

Is Kinect Reporting What It Sees To Advertisers?

Speaking at an investor's conference on Thursday, a Microsoft executive offered that Kinect not only knows how many are in the room when an ad's shown, but what kind of team colors they might be wearing. Uh-oh.

Nov 16 06:14

Orwellian Scenario: The "Total Control Society" Is Here: Iris Scanners

"In the future, whether it's entering your home, opening your car, entering your workspace, getting a pharmacy prescription refilled, or having your medical records pulled up, everything will come off that unique key that is your iris. Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris system] within the next 10 years."-- Jeff Carter, CDO of Global Rainmakers

Nov 16 05:50

NYPD Commences Use Of Iris Scans Of Suspects

Editor's Note: This is yet another application that started with military use and is now being used on Americans. First at checkpoints in Iraq, now in NY.

Department Spending $24,000 Per Unit; Will Have 21 Around City

CBS New York

NEW YORK (AP) – Along with fingerprints and mug shots, the New York City Police Department is now taking photographs of the irises of crime suspects.

Nov 15 08:15

'Fusion centers' gather terrorism intelligence – and much more

Designed to share data and head off attacks, the 72 offices in the U.S. are starting to worry civil libertarians.

Ken Delanian -- LA Times

Reporting from Baltimore —

About a year ago, a police officer in Maryland noticed a truck loaded with plastic pallets driving down a main road in the early morning. He normally wouldn't have given it a second look, but the officer had seen a bulletin from the state's "coordination and analysis center" advising that such thefts were costing bakeries and grocers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Nov 12 18:11

NY Congresswoman: 100 Percent Chance of Cyber Attack against Power Grid

Jack Moore
Executive Gov

A New York congresswoman says the possibility of cyber attack against the nation’s power grid is 100 percent, and that such an attack would likely do untold harm.

Nov 12 16:27

Facecrime Technology

n late September, there was a modest gathering of law enforcement officers, military personnel, and mental health professionals in the small western New York town of Hamburg. It was totally ignored by the mainstream media, with just a reporter from the Buffalo News on hand to record the proceedings. Lucky for us.

The 120 men and women were attending the International First Responder-Military Symposium, held at Hilbert College, a small “Franciscan tradition” place of learning. Not that St. Francis would have been interested in a military symposium, but if he’d been able to attend, he’d have heard all about a new technology that will help identify and track “terrorists.”

Nov 12 15:12

Stop the Internet Blacklist: S. 3804

Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA)creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. Courts could add sites to the first list; the Attorney General would have control over the second. Internet service providers and others (everyone from Comcast to PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the first list. They would also receive immunity (and presumably the good favor of the government) if they block domains on the second list.

The lists are for sites "dedicated to infringing activity," but that's defined very broadly -- any domain name where counterfeit goods or copyrighted material are "central to the activity of the Internet site" could be blocked.

S. 3804: Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act Link: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-3804

Nov 12 08:39

Watchdog Planned for Online Privacy

Julia Angwin
The Wall Street Journal

The Obama administration is preparing a stepped-up approach to policing Internet privacy that calls for new laws and the creation of a new position to oversee the effort, according to people familiar with the situation.

Nov 12 05:38

Our Destiny: Digital Nomads in a Virtual Void

Our Destiny: Digital Nomads in a Virtual Void

November 11, 2010
By David Richards

Britain is a surreal place to be living right now.

The infamous Ministry of Defense trend report for 2007-35 projects the British middle classes 'becoming revolutionary, taking on the role of Marx's proletariat.'

I should be seeing the start of the ferment.

Our living standards are being attacked: people are losing their jobs, there is fast inflation, taxes are increasing and every year hordes of young people leave university to few job opportunities.

And yet there is virtually no anger at all. The conversation between people is as trivial and inane as ever.

Nov 12 01:20

TASERS & Those Who Approve of Their Use

We must:

1. Get rid of NWO sell-out Police Chiefs and the political hacks who put them into office
2. Get rid of sadistic, abusive cops and see to it that they can't join another police department anywhere in the nation.
3. Stop recruiting cops from ex-military Special forces and from similar sadistic/brutalizing background training.
4. Stop accepting the federal dollar bribery of the local police force with equipment and training that is designed to turn them into NWO Robo Cops (with no allegiance to community or its citizens, but rather to the larger NWO police state agenda).
5. Get rid of, and declare a permanent BAN on TASER guns.

Nov 11 07:42

Buckingham Palace forced to remove abusive comments from Queen's Facebook page

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the 21st Century, your highnessnessness. Rather awkward way to find out your underlings were lying when they assured you the British subjects loved you, isn't it?

As a side note the link to the Facebook page in the source article is incorrect. The correct link is HERE although now that it's nice and sanitary and confined to her Highnessnessness's comings and goings it's not worth the mouse click.

Nov 09 14:00

Magazine lifts from blog, sparks online outrage

A magazine that reprinted a blog article without permission and suggested the author compensate the editors has drawn the ire of thousands of Internet users and prompted at least one other media outlet to lawyer up.

Nov 09 12:53

Computer Issues Plague Several Valley Banks

There were many frustrated bank customers in the valley on Saturday. If you were having problems accessing your banking information or even getting to your money, you weren't the only one.

Several Wells Fargo, Chase and Bank of America customers were saying they had problems.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All THREE banking systems went down at the same time? I have a hard time believing that one!

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Nov 08 16:03

Cops bust webcam strippers in sex sting

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Latest online scam

Nov 07 09:32

When Single Moms Are Fined $1.5M, It's Time To Take A New Look At Copyright Protection In The Digital Age

First of all, it infuriates me that the federal government is working as private cops for the RIAA. Think about how they pushed through the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and forced the music and computer industries to use copy protection.

It also maddens me because the Founders only allowed ten year copyrights, after which the rights were turned over to the general public, to benefit from the work.

It's time to come up with a saner version of digital copyright, because this is crazy and wrong:

Nov 07 07:44

Pentagon's Cyber Command seeks authority to expand its battlefield

The Pentagon's new Cyber Command is seeking authority to carry out computer network attacks around the globe to protect U.S. interests, drawing objections from administration lawyers uncertain about the legality of offensive operations.

Nov 06 20:45

EU proposes online right 'to be forgotten'

Websites could be compelled to delete all data held on users at their request, if new European laws come into force.

Nov 06 11:26

All Diebold Touch-screen Voting Systems Fail on Election Day at 110 Polls Across Utah County, UT

Well, it's a good thing last Tuesday wasn't a Presidential Election with really huge crowds of voters in Utah County, UT. As polls opened at 7am, digitally encoded cards used by voters to begin the voting process on the state's oft-failed, easily-manipulated, 100% unverifiable Diebold AccuVote touch-screen voting systems didn't work at all 110 polling locations across the county. A programming error was blamed.

---Story Continues---

Nov 06 08:17

iPhone Glitch Causes Alarms to Sound at Wrong Time on Daylight Savings

Due to a bug, iPhone alarms have sounded an hour early or late for people all over the world on Daylight Savings. Even though the time on the iPhone changes, the alarms don't adjust.

Just last week many iPhone users in Europe woke up an hour late because of the glitch, and this alarm issue could repeat itself here.

Apple published a support document on Wednesday that explained how to get around the problem. It's a simple fix that will save you the agony of waking up at the wrong time: when you set your alarm, make sure your "repeat" interval is set to "never."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is time to ditch daylight savings time. Only an idiot believes you can slice a foot off the bottom of a blanket, sew it to the top, and have a longer blanket.

Nov 06 08:04

Private Security Continues to Invade American Towns

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

A couple nights ago, I was sitting in front of the TV waiting on the local campaign coverage. Amid the mindless programming that passes for entertainment, and the irritating advertisements that follow it, a particular commercial caught my eye.

Nov 06 07:32

The Mainstream Media Is Now Obsolete

f we need anything at this point in history, it is the citizen journalist. We need not one corporately sponsored message, but millions of independent voices all searching for the truth in their own unique way. Only then can we retrieve our American identity, and achieve a legitimate sense of justice in this country. Great changes begin with a revolution of ideas, an individual will, and a multitude of open eyes. The internet is a catalyst for such an event, the kind that occurs perhaps once in a millennium. We cannot allow it to be vilified by swindlers or dominated by tyrants under any circumstance, otherwise, we will lose our initiative, and along with it, our voice.

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Nov 05 11:03

Cable TV Companies Lost over 500K Subscribers in Q3

Cable companies have traditionally increased the cost of their TV services each year, often with no improvement in the offerings. As people start looking to save money, many are leaving cable providers. Gigaom reports that it has cobbled together the number of cable subscribers lost for four of the top five cable companies around the country for Q3 2010 and the number of folks leaving cable is growing.

However, Gigaom reports that over the last few quarters the number of subscribers lost from cable and gained at satellite and IPTV firms is not matching up. Many people are just walking away from paying for TV. This is getting easier to do with most major networks offering their programs online free and services like Hulu offering old shows for fans to watch.

Nov 05 08:22

New Zealand P2P proposal: guilty until proven innocent

Say you have a DSL connection at home. Should you be liable for big fines over infringements committed using your connection... even if you had nothing to do with them? And should rightsholder complaints carry the assumption of accuracy? New Zealand politicians say yes.

Nov 05 06:21

CRTC green lights usage-based internet billing

The federal regulator on Thursday gave Bell Canada the approval to implement so-called usage-based billing to wholesale customers — usually smaller internet service providers that rent portions of its network — within 90 days. Under the plan, Bell will charge wholesale service providers a flat monthly fee to connect to its network, and for a set monthly usage limit per each ISP customer the ISP has.

Beyond that set limit, users will be charged per gigabyte, depending on the speed of their connections.

Nov 04 20:54

Independent News Site Fraudulently Blacklisted by Internet Explorer After Negative Bill Gates Article

Activist Post

Is the Internet Blacklist already being enforced via web browsers? Microsoft's Internet Explorer recommended that visitors should not access Activist Post today, claiming the site contains threats to outside computers. First, we want to assure all of our visitors that this is blatantly FALSE. Our site does not contain any viruses, malware, or data-harvesting capabilities. We have a voluntary and confidential sign-up mechanism for our free weekly newsletter, which apparently now falls under the category of illegal data mining according to Microsoft.

What's interesting about the timing of this possible censorship is that it comes on a day when we posted an article that reflects negatively on Bill Gates.

Nov 04 16:36

Global Warming Hoaxters used robot posters on social networks.

Nov 03 11:32

The Software That Stares at Goats? Pentagon Building System For Massive E-Mail Privacy Violation

Here we go again. Earlier this month the Pentagon announced a new effort to build a system aimed at allowing it to scan billions of communications in order to detect "anomalies" in people's behavior that will predict who is about to snap and turn into a homicidal maniac — or, perhaps, leak damaging documents to a reporter.

Nov 03 11:25

Google sends 700,000 Americans to wrong polling stations

Google's Election Centre led 700,000 Americans to the wrong polling stations for Election Day yesterday, potentially skewing results in what was a hotly-contested election.

Nov 03 11:03

Goldman Sachs admits its software manipulates economy!

Nov 03 10:44

When is a Leak "Hacking", Hacking a "Leak" and What is "Espionage?": F-35 Stealth Fighter Cover-Up

On April 21, 2009, the Department of Defense announced the theft of 1.5 terabytes of data on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the platform meant give the United States and her allies air superiority for the next 40 years. In a flash, all that was gone, $300 billion dollars of funding down the drain, every system, defense, offense, stealth, everything needed to build one or shoot it down, all gone. Day one, China was accused but it wasn’t China, it wasn’t Iran, it wasn’t Pakistan. The theft left a clear signature, one identical to the data Wikileaks has been receiving, sources inside the Pentagon repeating the actions of Israeli-Soviet spy, Jonathan Pollard.

Nov 03 08:58

Defeating the New Internet Privacy Threat

It seems some of us have been thinking thoughts not approved by the Prowlers That Be and that something is to be done about it.

It’s no wonder they are concerned: Thoughts can quickly turn into beliefs, and when you put enough sound ones together, consider them for a while and let it all sink in – you end up with something dangerous that is inevitably going to spread. Things are now starting to heat up, because people with all kinds of ideas are beginning to see that they have been hoodwinked.

Nov 02 08:10

Real estate is a bad investment does not show up in Google News and other interesting housing trends – Strategic default searches went viral in 2010. Banks betting against American homeowners.

82 percent of American households have internet access. Of those with internet access, a large number are homeowners. The vast majority use Google to search for many things including foreclosure advice or investigating the real estate market. The online trends give of a sense of what is happening in the collective psyche of our country that really isn’t revealed through the conventional press. The housing market seems to be entering a second leg down and many are now predicting nationwide home prices to fall by 5 to 10 percent in the upcoming year. With that being said, very few articles have made their way to the popular press regarding real estate as a bad investment. Even today, there is still a sense that no matter the price, real estate will always be a good financial choice.

Nov 01 04:50

global governance for internet

global governance for internet

Nov 01 00:48

Finding the 'Cure' for the 'Cyber Epidemic'

Just another day in our collapsing American Empire!

As the "War on Terror" morphs into a multiyear, multitrillion dollar blood-soaked adventure to secure advantage over imperialism's geopolitical rivals (and steal other people's resources in the process), hitting the corporate "sweet spot," now as during the golden days of the Cold War, is as American as a preemptive war and the "pack of lies" that launch them.

Always inventive when it comes to ginning-up a profitable panic, U.S. defense and security grifters have rolled-out a product line guaranteed to scare the bejesus out of everyone: a "cyber epidemic"!

Oct 30 22:24

Internet Killed Israeli PR (must watch)

Oct 29 10:23

Internet Reception Reaches Summit of Mount Everest

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my relief!

Oct 29 08:58

New pat-downs in airport security lines drawing ire

The Transportation Security Administration rolled out a new pat-down technique Friday aimed at boosting security, but it is drawing criticism already for being too intrusive.

Screeners now use the fronts of their hands, instead of the backs, and use a sliding motion along a person's body. In some cases, security workers are now allowed to touch body parts that were previously off-limits.

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Oct 28 11:02

Oracle says Google directly copied Java code: Here's the line-by-line comparison

Oct 27 14:47

NSA’s Newest Recruiters: Teaching Kids to Be East German Stasi

From Cyber/Space/War: Danger Room reports newest recruiters for NSA reside on their kids page. Yes, there exists a kids page. The article "NSA's Newest Recruiters: Cartoon-Leopard Twins," relates how the "...surveillance and cryptology crew at NSA has the right online companions for you: Cy and Cyndi, a pair of anthropomorphic snow leopards now kickin' it with the CryptoKids, the Puzzle Palace's team of cartoon animal hackers...". Cy and Cyndi are known as the Cybertwins wear gaming headgear, talk into hands-free mobile devices and teach youth about proper online hygiene. This would just seem squirrelly if this kind of youth campaign weren't so scary?

Oct 27 11:18

Youtube busted down playing numbers for political videos

Youtube freezes all my vids at 300 then 800 and after a couple a days starts to count hits AFTER major linkers have moved on. I witness this as I am on a 13 hour time zone different from the east coast US in japan and I release my vids on purpose at night here to be on in the morning for US news. A commenter also noticed the 300 mark and posted that on 2 vids. The past 4 videos or so are all over 1900 and yet I know it was really more than that. They are lying about the numbers.
My other name can get 2k easily just from this site and my facebook without any special links.

Oct 27 06:59

Noticed less spam lately?

Since late last month, the world supply of Viagra ads and other email spam has dropped by an estimated one-fifth. You may not have noticed - with 200 billion spam messages in circulation each day, there is still plenty to go around.

Yesterday, police officials in Russia here announced a criminal investigation of a suspected spam kingpin, Igor Gusev. They said he had probably fled the country.

The Moscow police said Gusev, 31, was a central figure in the operations of SpamIt.com, which paid spammers to promote online pharmacies, sometimes quite lewdly. SpamIt.com suddenly stopped operating on Sept 27. With less financial incentive to send their junk mail, spammers curtailed their activity by an estimated 50 billion messages a day.

Oct 27 05:15

James Corbett on Cashless Control, Awlaki the Fake War on Terror Boogeyman

The Corbett Report on cashless society and fake war on terror.

Oct 26 10:58

Confirmed: PayPal sabotages New Hampshire vote recount

I am informed directly by the Granny Warriors that PayPal did in fact freeze the funds earmarked for the Recount Fees! So, now you know who to blame for the failure to get a recount of the New Hampshire vote count. PayPal.

The application for a recount of the New Hampshire vote required a deposit of $55,600 to the New Hampshire Secretary of State no later than 3:00 P.M. this afternoon, January 15th. A huge and successful effort by the Granny Warriors raised the money and they ordered the transfer to the Secretary. However, at the very last
moment, PayPal FROZE THE ACCOUNT and did not transfer the money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, I guess PayPal are still up to their old tricks! Why is it that people with money think that money bestows a divine right to fuck with people? Suggestions for a reliable alternative welcome.

Oct 26 09:09

I guess I am not the only one having problems with PayPal.

Oct 25 23:00

7 Mega-Cartels That Kill the Free Market and Our Sovereignty

What America has, and what we've had for a long time, is Cartelism. It is becoming increasingly evident that every industry has been infected by "Too-Big-to-Fail" consolidation that has resulted in a near-picture-perfect oligarchy -- a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small segment of society distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, or military control

Each major industry in America, and globally, is predominantly run by a handful of companies who are aided by the corporate-government revolving door. They work in unison to effectively control the direction of their respective industries, the economy as a whole, geopolitics, society, and humanity. Consequently, there is no longer a free market for basic human necessities, or even human thought.

Here are descriptions of 7 mega-cartels that killed the free market and effectively run America's oligarchy beginning at the top of the pyramid and cascading down:

Oct 25 16:20

Google finally admits that its Street View cars DID take emails and passwords from computers

Google was accused of spying on households yesterday after it admitted secretly copying passwords and private emails from home computers.

The internet search giant was forced to confess it had downloaded personal data during its controversial Street View project, when it photographed virtually every street in Britain.

In an astonishing invasion of privacy, it admitted entire emails, web pages and even passwords were 'mistakenly collected' by antennae on its high-tech Street View cars.

Oct 25 09:41

As-Safir: Israel Invaded Alfa Mobile Phone Operator, Nahhas Confirms

The Lebanese daily as-Safir reported on Monday that Israel invaded Alfa mobile phone operator over a period of 32 days during the July 2006 war, few hours before Telecommunications Minister Charbel Nahhas had said that Israel infiltrated the telecommunications sector and managed to alter and manipulate its data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, all evidence collected via telephone and data surveillance anywhere in the world just became inadmissible in a court of law, because its authenticity cannot be guaranteed.

Oct 24 04:37

Mark Glenn's Attack on Jeff Rense

Jeff Rense's website and radio program represent an oasis of truth for countless people around the world who can still think for themselves.

That's why it was both puzzling and painful to witness a vituperative attack on Jeff by his erstwhile friend and ally Mark Glenn.

Both these men are courageous and outspoken opponents of Zionist World Government. What triggered Glenn's attack?

Oct 23 16:46

Wikileaks under doubt as “classified” documents substantiate bogus U.S. claims

The fact that the supposedly damaging leaks are in fact bolstering American accusations against Iran while minimizing American complicity in Iraqi deaths leads some to believe that the leaks are in fact engineered by the Pentagon to either discredit Wikileaks, or are in conjunction with Wikileaks which is a U.S. government outfit.

Oct 23 16:10

Panda: Mac is less secure than Windows, here's an antivirus

The number of Mac OS vulnerabilities has quintupled in less than a year. In 2009, 34 vulnerabilities were detected for Mac OS. So far in 2010, this number has risen to 175 vulnerabilities. Furthermore, the platform can also be affected by 170,000 macro viruses for Windows and there are 5,000 classified strains of malware that specifically target Apple systems, according to Panda Security.

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