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U.S. charges Chinese military officers with cyberespionage

Posted by Anonymous on May 23, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department issued an indictment on Monday charging five Chinese military officers with hacking into the computer networks of American companies and stealing proprietary information. The move — which was swiftly repudiated by the Chinese government — “represents the first ever charges against a state actor” for hacking, Attorney General Eric Holder said. According to the indictment, the infiltrations began in 2006 and targeted organizations including Westinghouse Electric, U.S. Steel and the United Steel Workers Union. Los Angeles Times

Yeah, no muscling in on the NSA’s territory will be tolerated. Infiltrations, eh? How about the US charging the NSA with cyberespionage, then?

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LA Police: ALL Cars Under Criminal Investigation As Part Of License Plate Reader Surveillance

Posted by Anonymous on March 21, 2014

Police in LA have attempted to justify an Automatic License Plate Reader surveillance program by claiming that every single car in the city is part of a criminal investigation.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently acquired documents under the Freedom Of Information Act that show the Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department in LA argued that “All [license plate] data is investigatory.” The law enforcement departments also stated that the fact that the data will likely never be connected to any specific crime is insignificant.

The claims were made by police in briefs filed in response to a lawsuit brought by EFF and the ACLU seeking a week’s worth of the License Plate Reader data. The rights groups have taken issue with the surveillance program because the cameras used automatically and indiscriminately photograph all license plates, without any reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing.

EFF states that the response from law enforcement is “completely counter to our criminal justice system.”

“We assume law enforcement will not conduct an investigation unless there are some indicia of criminal activity.” the group states. “In fact, the Fourth Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution exactly to prevent law enforcement from conducting mass, suspicionless investigations under “general warrants” that targeted no specific person or place and never expired.”

This video from Vigilant Solutions, a private license plate tracking specialist company, shows how its system builds a comprehensive dossier on a person simply by capturing or inputting a license plate. Police have access to the databases, as do government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security.

The License reader program, which records the time, date and location of registered vehicles (and therefore their drivers) operates “without an officer targeting a specific vehicle and without any level of criminal suspicion.” the group urges.

“Taken to an extreme, the agencies’ arguments would allow law enforcement to conduct around-the-clock surveillance on every aspect of our lives and store those records indefinitely on the off-chance they may aid in solving a crime at some previously undetermined date in the future.” EFF also warns.

While both law enforcement agencies do admit that there are substantial privacy concerns with the surveillance program, they have done so only as a way of justifying keeping secret all the data garnered from it, EFF argues.

A hearing on the case has been scheduled for next month.

Last month, The Washington Post reported that the Department of Homeland Security revealed via a Federal Business Opportunities solicitation that it was set to activate a national license plate tracking system that will be shared with law enforcement. When privacy advocates balked at the plan, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson immediately ordered its cancellation, according to The Post.

However, as noted this week by Dan Froomkin of The Intercept, it was not the overall program that was “cancelled”, it was only the solicitation for services, pertaining to data retention by a private vendor, that was scrapped.

“…the Post had gotten it all wrong.” Froomkin writes. “DHS wasn’t planning to create a national license-plate tracking database – because several already exist, owned by different private companies, and extensively used by law enforcement agencies including DHS for years.”

“And far from going away, the databases are growing at a furious pace due to rapidly improving technology and ample federal grant money for more cameras and more computers.” Froomkin adds.

“So rather than being the tale of an averted threat, the bulk license-plate tracking saga is actually a story about yet another previously unimaginable loss of privacy in the modern information age.” the writer concludes.

The following video from 8 years ago in 2006 shows that police have been using license plate surveillance for close to a decade.

There is already ample evidence proving that the license plate readers have previously been used by cops to target innocent Americans. In one case, police used the system to track political activists by having their vehicles added to a “hotlist” following attendance at protests. It is not hard to imagine how the system could be further used to target other thought criminals, as this ACLU video highlights:

Rights groups continue to warn that Automatic License Plate Reader programs are just another form of mass surveillance that have been quietly implemented in the US and in many other countries around the world, as we sleepwalk into a Panopticon prison society.

http://www.infowars.com/la-police-all-cars-under-criminal-investigation-as-part-of-license-plate-reader-surveillance/

Hey, lets all get our home address, birth date, sexual preference, religious affiliation, social security number, email addresses and phone numbers stamped on our foreheads too.

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Glasses will identify faces in crowd

Posted by Anonymous on March 12, 2014

20140312-142824.jpgA company has developed glasses that will give users not only an interactive, virtual 3-D display, but also the ability to spot individual faces among a crowd of people, something the company says will aid police in predicting and thwarting “future” crimes.

Capitalizing on the popularity of Apple’s soon-to-be-released techie eyewear, Atheer Labs has created a set of eyeglasses that give users “immersive 3-D,” surrounding them “with information wherever [they] turn and look..”

Similar to Google Glass, the Atheer One, as the glasses are dubbed, connects to the web, streams videos, and can act as a virtual calendar and organizer.

But in a recent interview with CBS Miami, the company’s founder, Allen Yang, touted the glasses as a new crime fighting tool that will give police eerie Minority Report-like future crime awareness…

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Man with ballistic panels sewn into undergarments attempts to use torch to cut into ATM

Posted by Anonymous on March 7, 2014

Photo - Mark Fischer (via KPTV)A man accused of using a cutting torch on a Portland ATM was wearing armored underwear when he was arrested.

KPTV reports an officer responded to the ATM early Sunday and confronted him in a parking lot.

Police say he sprayed pepper spray and ran before he was chased down.

The 32-year-old man was wearing two ballistic vests and had ballistic panels sewn into undergarments covering his arms, legs, back and crotch.

He was armed with a knife and had a stun gun and acetylene torch in a backpack. Mark Fischer was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple charges including being a felon in possession of body armor.

http://gazette.com/portland-atm-theft-suspect-wearing-armored-underwear/article/1515842

Mark, my advice when you get out of prison is to sell ballistic undergarments. Seriously, I think you’d do quite well with that as a legit business. That would be a great way to turn your life in a good direction.

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Hong Kong jails man for blackmailing Transformers crew

Posted by Anonymous on February 26, 2014

20140226-135424.jpgA Hong Kong court sentenced Mak Chi-shing to two years in jail. His brother was jailed for six weeks for assaulting a police officer.

The men ran a shop near where the crew were filming in October. They refused to close the shop and Mr Mak demanded $13,000 (£8,000) from the crew.

A scuffle then broke out, and film director Michael Bay was injured.

The court heard that the film crew had approached Mak Chi-shing, and his older brother Mak Chi-hang, on 16 October, offering $130 (£80) as compensation for filming on the road where they worked.

However, the next day, the brothers played loud music and attempted to disrupt the filming.

Mak Chi-shing demanded $13,000 from the crew, and a scuffle broke out. The two brothers were then arrested by police.

Mr Bay received injuries to the right side of his face, but declined to seek treatment and continued filming.

On Wednesday, Hong Kong’s District Court found Mak Chi-shing guilty of blackmail, and also of assaulting a police officer.

Mak Chi-hang was also found guilty of assaulting a police officer.

Judge Josiah Lam said the case had “affected the reputation of Hong Kong as an international city”.

“[The negative publicity] could affect foreigners deciding whether to travel to or work in Hong Kong,” he said.

The fourth instalment of the Transformers franchise starring Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz is scheduled for public release in June 2014. …

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26349783

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Air Force aircraft returned from Vietnam is postwar source of Agent Orange contamination

Posted by Anonymous on February 26, 2014

From 1971-1982, Air Force reservists, who flew in 34 dioxin-contaminated aircraft used to spray Agent Orange and returned to the U.S. following discontinuation of the herbicide spraying operations in the Vietnam War, were exposed to greater levels of dioxin than previously acknowledged, according to a study published today in Environmental Research by senior author Jeanne Mager Stellman, PhD, professor emerita at the Mailman School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management.

“These findings are important because they describe a previously unrecognized source of exposure to dioxin that has health significance to those who engaged in the transport work using these aircraft,” according to Dr. Stellman and Peter A. Lurker, PhD, PE, CIH, an environmental engineer with many years of experience evaluating environmental exposures in the Air Force.

During the Vietnam War, in an operation known as “Operation Ranch Hand,” approximately 20 million gallons of herbicides, including around 10.5 million gallons of dioxin-contaminated Agent Orange, were sprayed by 34 C-123 aircraft. These aircraft were subsequently returned to the U.S. and were used by Air Force reserve units between 1971 and 1982 for transport operations. After many years without monitoring, tests revealed the presence of dioxin also known as TCDD. All but three of the aircraft were smelted down in 2009.

The Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs have previously denied benefits to these crew members. Current policies stipulate that “non-biologically available dried residues” of chemical herbicides and dioxin would not have led to meaningful exposures to flight crew and maintenance personnel, who are therefore ineligible for Agent Orange-related benefits or medical examinations and treatment. Researchers estimated dioxin body burden using modeling algorithms developed by the US Army and data derived from surface wipe samples collected from aircraft used in Operation Ranch Hand.

“… Aircraft occupants would have been exposed to airborne dioxin-contaminated dust as well as come into direct skin contact, and our models show that the level of exposure is likely to have exceeded several available exposure guidelines.”

via Air Force aircraft returned from Vietnam is postwar source of Agent Orange contamination.

The USA was not doing well fighting North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in the jungle. Some in the US wanted to use nukes to clear the jungles, but instead they sprayed Agent Orange, a mixture of powerful and toxic plant killers to expose enemy positions. The military came to regret this because thousands of US vets were exposed and suffered from lifelong serious health issues which resulted in massive lawsuits.

http://xenophilius.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/d2f73-sorry.jpgAgent Orange was a powerful mixture of chemical defoliants used by U.S. military forces during the Vietnam War to eliminate forest cover for North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops, as well as crops that might be used to feed them. The U.S. program of defoliation, codenamed Operation Ranch Hand, sprayed more than 19 million gallons of herbicides over 4.5 million acres of land in Vietnam from 1961 to 1972. Agent Orange, which contained the chemical dioxin, was the most commonly used of the herbicide mixtures, and the most effective. It was later revealed to cause serious health issues–including tumors, birth defects, rashes, psychological symptoms and cancer–among returning U.S. servicemen and their families as well as among the Vietnamese population.

… According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Agent Orange contained “minute traces” of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), more commonly known as dioxin. Through studies done on laboratory animals, dioxin has been shown to be highly toxic even in minute doses; human exposure to the chemical could be associated with serious health issues such as muscular dysfunction, inflammation, birth defects, nervous system disorders and even the development of various cancers.

history.com/topics/vietnam-war/agent-orange

“The cause or causes of myeloma are unknown, but there is some evidence to support a number of theories of its origin, including viral, genetic, and exposure to toxic chemicals, the most notable being Agent Orange.” – UCSF

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Austin TX police arrest woman for jaywalking, “failure to identify”

Posted by Anonymous on February 21, 2014

20140221-124458.jpgFootage capturing an aggressive arrest by Austin police of a non-violent jaywalker yesterday near the University of Texas campus is spurring outrage.

Witnesses say a jogger wearing headphones ran past an officer and was quickly subdued for failing to produce identification.

“I was sitting at the Starbucks at 24th and San Antonio,” one witness told The Daily Texan. “Then I hear a cop shout at an innocent girl jogging through West Campus with her headphones on.”

“She repeatedly pleaded with them, saying that she was just exercising and to let her go,” the witness said.

The woman jogger, who looked to weigh no more than 110 pounds, apparently required four burly APD officers, two on bikes, unashamed about being caught on camera as the scene played out in broad daylight in full public view, to place her in the back of a squad car.

In footage of the incident, the woman can be heard saying, “I did nothing wrong,” and “I was crossing the street,” to which the person filming the event acknowledges, “I saw you.”

“I didn’t do anything wrong. I didn’t do anything wrong,” the woman screams as she’s placed in the back of a squad car. “I didn’t fucking do anything wrong. I just crossed the street.”

APD spokespersons told the Texan officers “proactively” patrol the area around the UT campus conducting overall pedestrian and bike safety enforcement, but that there was no specific initiative in place to target jaywalkers.

This is just one more example of how the police state apparatus is encroaching on the private lives of citizens and more activities are becoming regarded as thought crimes, with everyone being guilty until proven innocent.

http://www.infowars.com/cops-arrest-jogger-for-jaywalking-failure-to-identify/

Jesus Christ. Fire these goons.

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Eight Banker Suicides Mystery Deepens

Posted by Anonymous on February 21, 2014

Leap: JPMorgan confirmed that a 'tragic incident' had taken place at its offices in Chater House, where it occupies the top 10 floors

… “RIP … What happened to all the promises and plans you made? What happened to your return to Toronto? I didn’t know you were that upset! I will miss you always,” remarked the friend. Junjie had recently bought a HK$5.5 million apartment in Hong Kong and friends commented on how he always had a smile on his face.The fact that Junjie did not seem to be depressed and had made specific future plans suggests that his suicide was quite spontaneous and may have been in response to information he was told or had uncovered in the 48 hours preceding his death. .

.. Grady Means, economist and advisor to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, predicted that the 4th of March 2014 would be the date on which the economic collapse accelerated, followed by, “A run on the bank (that) will start suddenly, build quickly and snowball.” “The doomsday clock will ring then because the U.S. economy may fully crash around that date, which will, in turn, bring down all world economies and all hope of any recovery for the foreseeable future – certainly over the course of most of our lifetimes,” wrote Means in a 2012 Washington Times editorial.  infowars

Last month, Gabriel Magee, an American senior manager, 39, fell from the 33-storey skyscraper at around 8am and was found on the ninth floor roof, which surrounds the Canary Wharf skyscraper. His body was left in full view of City workers in surrounding buildings for up to four hours as police investigated the death. He was a vice president in the corporate and investment bank technology department having joined in 2004, moving to Britain from the United States in 2007. Mr Magee, who lived in North London, was an expert in highly specialist software which reaps huge profits for the US company by predicting market patterns.

Senior colleagues were last night investigating Mr Magee’s  recent workload as rumours swirled around the City over what may have prompted his death. Last night a colleague said: ‘They’re going to be going through his stuff to try to find out if  he’d made some kind of terrible error. It’s possible he had been in the office all night trying to put it right before the fall.’  dailymail | dailymail

[Ryan Henry Crane, Executive Director Global Program Trading ] was the head at the program trading desk. Meaning he over saw all of the trades and was familiar with all of the software( trade platforms) that these trades were done in. This job works closely with guess what? That’s right the London desk and who died last week in London? That’s right Gabriel Magee the one who jumped off the 33rd floor. What was his post? Head of IT and trade platforms meaning he had access to info that Ryan Henry Cross would have. They knew each other and uncovered something they were about the same age and these hits happen when two big announcements by JPM. One they are out of commodities and two the wholesale selling of their HQ downtown.  beforeitsnews

Seven Dead Bankers, No Questions Asked… What is going on with this apparent epidemic of banker “suicides”?  Is anyone buying this as suicides?  Can so many bankers be so mentally ill that they would all decide to go at the same time?  … Did they sing to government investigators?  Did they talk to missing Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird?  Were they whistleblowers?  Were they negotiating for sentencing?  Were they going to sell out their masters?  … Dead men tell no tales…  pepeledog

Russell Investments chief economist Mike Dueker was discovered dead from an apparent suicide Thursday, January 30, 2013. It was the fourth such instance of suicide by a prominent banker in just a week’s time. Dueker, who had previously been an assistant vice-president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, had worked for Russell since 2008. William Brocksmit, a 58-year-old former senior executive at Duetsche Bank AG, was found dead of a suicide in his home in London on January 26, 2014. On January 27, 2014, at the Shangra-La Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, international banker Karl Slym, there to attend a board meeting of Tata Motors, was found to have committed suicide in his hotel room. The next day, January 28, 2014, in London, 39-year-old Gabriel Magee, of JP Morgan, jumped from the roof of the company’s European headquarters.  wikinut

1 – William ‘Bill’ Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London, on January 26th.

2- Karl Slym, 51 year old Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok on January 27th.

3 – Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of the JP Morgan European headquarters in London on January 27th.

4 – Mike Dueker, 50-year-old chief economist of a US investment bank was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State.

5 – Richard Talley, the 57 year old founder of American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado, was found dead earlier this month after apparently shooting himself with a nail gun.

6 -Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, also died last month, however the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown.

7 – Ryan Henry Crane, a 37 year old executive at JP Morgan died in an alleged suicide just a few weeks ago.  No details have been released about his death aside from this small obituary announcement at the Stamford Daily Voice.

8 – Dennis Li Junjie, 33-year-old banker in Hong Kong jumped from the JP Morgan HQ in Hong Kong this week.

Makes no sense. There was obviously a time before this modern world where people survived. Even in a complete crash people need the basics.

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US Navy SEALs On Power Grid Attack: ‘A Carbon Copy’ of How We Would Do It

Posted by Anonymous on February 21, 2014

According to Sky News the FBI doesn’t believe this was an act of terrorism – thoughstamping your own gold coins, questioning mainstream ideologies, or purchasing food in bulk do qualify as suspected terrorist operations: The FBI says it does not believe the attack was terrorism. No one has been arrested.There are differing opinions at government agencies about what happened. Head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Jon Wellinghoff called it “the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred.”Investigators don’t know for sure who did it or why, but it’s clear that our power grid has not been secured, despite billions of dollars being spent on the security of the homeland over the last decade.If a few individuals with an AK-47 are capable of bringing down a sub-station and 17 massive transformers that provide power to hundreds of thousands of people, considerwhat would happen if a rogue terrorist organization or foreign-sponsored military teams were to target 100 key power stations that provide the electricity for tens of millions of people.Next time they might not be bringing an AK-47. They could target sub-station components with easily obtained explosive through U.S. black markets and take down scores of transformers that switch electricity across the grid. Should those transformers be destroyed and not just damaged as they were in this recent attack, then it could take months or years to restore conditions to 100%.Most transformer components are manufactured overseas and production time in opportune conditions is about 18 months. If hundreds of these transformers were all of a sudden destroyed there is simply no way to bring everything back online in any reasonable amount of time.As the threat of a power grid outage becomes ever more real, we strongly urge readers to develop a personal preparedness plan that includes long-term food supplies, water, and self defense strategies.Preparing one second after such an event will be too late.

via » US Navy SEALs On Power Grid Attack: ‘A Carbon Copy’ of How We Would Do It Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!.

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Nanobot “kill switch” in bodies of 98% of US population?

Posted by Anonymous on February 18, 2014

Here’s a horrific claim being made by someone on the Alex Jones web site: the government has introduced a killer Nanobot into the bodies of 98% of the US population (predicted infection rate by last month, Jan 2014). When activated by a military radio signal from cell towers or drones, the nanobot creates a runaway autoimmune response and flu-like symptoms that kill 98% of infected individuals in a few days.

We do know 1) that Obama kills men, women and children by remote control with drones, 2) when he visited Mexico a person he shook hands with died a few days later of flu-like-symptoms.

The outbreak (that killed 68 people) coincided with President Barack Obama’s trip to Mexico City on April 16. Obama was received at the anthropology museum in Mexico City by Felipe Solis, a distinguished archaeologist who died a week later from symptoms similar to flu, Reforma newspaper reported. The newspaper didn’t say if Solis had swine flu or not.
– See more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/04/white-house-says-obama-not-affected-by-swine-flu.html#sthash.rAL07SZo.dpuf

True strange stuff.

President Barack Obama’s health is fine a little more than a week after he traveled to Mexico, where an outbreak of swine flu has killed at least 68 people and sickened more than 1,000, the White House said Saturday.

“The president’s trip to Mexico has not put his health in any danger,” said spokesman Robert Gibbs.

The World Health Organization’s director-general, Margaret Chan, said the outbreak of the never-before-seen virus is a very serious situation and has “pandemic potential.” Obama was in Mexico last week to meet with top government officials and talk about the growing problem with drug smuggling and border violence.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-was-in-mexico-for-swine-flu-outbreak/

Alex Jones’ article says the purpose is to stop a revolt in the event of financial collapse.

A new artificial flu virus that will kill thousands of people around the world is coming soon warns a doctor! The virus was made by Big Pharma! The big pharmaceutical companies are working with the NWO who want to kill a large number of people in a few years. Watch this video.

The Nanobots Virus is real and dangerous claims Dr. Bill H. Weld. Once activated, the device will mimic the flu virus. You will be dead within 10 to 12 days. There is no cure for this virus.

Here are the supposed documents from the Alex Jones web site:

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Well, that’s it. You didn’t act to hold politicians accountable when you saw the signs of crime. You didn’t defend your Constitutional rights as if your life depended on it. You allowed secret programs, black budgets and a lack of checks and balances. Now it is too late. The kill switches are in place. They don’t care if you have guns or food storage.

The Internet kill switch will prevent knowledge from spreading about how to protect yourself after the attack starts.

Enjoy your time. Do what you can.

Oh, wait, you may still have time…

Serial hoaxer Justin Tribble fessed up to his role in an internet hoax that has had the Youtube “Truther” community in an uproar for months. On Monday, November 11th, Tribble shut down the Dr. Bill H. Weld Youtube page and Facebook accounts.

He modified “Dr. Weld’s” blog to reflect the true owner – himself – and used the blog to issue an apology to those he has misled and falsely accused of committing crimes including harassment and physical threats. …

Nothing to see here… Move along.

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