MEDIA ROOTS – Robbie & Abby Martin of Media Roots have an impromptu late night conversation about existentialism: the progression of technology and its effect on human interaction; human nature and the inability to face personal truths; reinforced perceptions of reality and societal myths keeping people in line; 9/11 & false flag terrorism, corporate collusion, the police state ruling society by fear and the unsustainable nature of global capitalism.
This episode of Jesse Ventura definitely does deserve to be posted and discussed here, as domestic spying is obviously directly related to 9/11 and its aftermath. Watch and discuss!
Report: UK police categorize political activists as ‘domestic extremists’
By Stephen C. Webster
Sunday, October 25th, 2009 -- 8:55 pm
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British police inspectors have been building a massive, secret database containing personal information on thousands of otherwise innocent political activists, an investigative report revealed Sunday.
"The hidden apparatus has been constructed to monitor 'domestic extremists', the Guardian can reveal in the first of a three-day series into the policing of protests. Detailed information about the political activities of campaigners is being stored on a number of overlapping IT systems, even if they have not committed a crime."
The UK paper added that the term "domestic extremist" has no legal basis, but is instead intended to tar those who may have participated in something so benign as civil disobedience.
Even merely attending a protest and standing on the outskirts of the crowd can be enough to land one on the National Public Order Intelligence Unit's list of "domestic extremists."
Once again support for "perpetual war" is waning even as the anniversary of 9/11 nears.
So it's time for a new propaganda message from Big Brother's Ministry of Truth.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Al-Qaeda remains "very capable" of attacking the United States, the top US military officer said Sunday as he tried to boost waning US support for the conflict in Afghanistan.
Nearly eight years after the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed some 3,000 people, Al-Qaeda is "still very capable, very focused on it," chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen said on NBC's Meet the Press.
"They also are able to both train and support and finance, and so that capability is still significant," he said.
Mullen added that the US military is "very focused on making sure that it doesn't happen again," referring to the potential for another such attack on US soil.
Meanwhile, Al-Qaeda is gaining from the support of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan, making the US fight against extremism in Afghanistan all the more urgent, Mullen said.
The government should not be building predictive data-mining programs systems that attempt to figure out who among millions is a terrorist, a privacy and terrorism commission funded by Homeland Security reported Tuesday. The commission found that the technology would not work and the inevitable mistakes would be un-American.
The committee, created by the National Research Council in 2005, also expressed doubts about the effectiveness of technology designed to decide from afar whether a person had terrorist intents, saying false positives could quickly lead to privacy invasions.
"Automated identification of terrorists through data mining (or any other known methodology) is neither feasible as an objective nor desirable as a goal of technology development efforts," the report found. "Even in well-managed programs, such tools are likely to return significant rates of false positives, especially if the tools are highly automated."
Stephen C. Webster - Tuesday August 12, 2008
With mass surveillance systems now prevalent in London, the burial place of George Orwell, America's 'Big Apple' is mulling its own 'Big Brother' network.
In a proposal by Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, 'Operation Sentinel' would create a technological surveillance veil that scans license plates and photographs vehicles as they cross bridges and enter or exit tunnels. Radiological detectors would also be installed to sniff out potential terrorism threats.
Data collected by the snooping would be stored for one month at a command center in Lower Manhattan. In all, some 3,000 public and private security cameras would be deployed.
"'This is just a planning document,'" said Paul J. Browne, a police spokesman, to the New York Times. "It's a vision of how it will work if all the components come together."
Atlanta Airport Security Freaks, Orders Construction Worker To Remove Water4Gas System From His Engine
ok, some of the Water4Gas installations do kind of look like bombs!
i have looked at some and joked if Homeland Security knew about it.
but here is the first story i have heard about security anywhere freaking out because
they saw a Water4Gas installation in someone's car.
See Water4Gas installations at http://mywater4gasengine.com
Excerpt posted, visit link for the rest
Google must divulge YouTube log
Google must divulge the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched any video on YouTube, a US court has ruled.
The ruling comes as part of Google's legal battle with Viacom over allegations of copyright infringement.
Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called the ruling a "set-back to privacy rights".
The viewing log, which will be handed to Viacom, contains the log-in ID of users, the computer IP address (online identifier) and video clip details.
While the legal battle between the two firms is being contested in the US, it is thought the ruling will apply to YouTube users and their viewing habits everywhere.
Viacom, which owns MTV and Paramount Pictures, has alleged that YouTube is guilty of massive copyright infringement.
The UK's Premier League association is also seeking class action status with Viacom on the issue, alledging YouTube has been used to watch football highlights.
"Big Brother" Presidential Directive: "Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security"
Complete article at: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=9296
"Big Brother" Presidential Directive: "Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security"
By Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, June 11, 2008
The latest Big Brother police state measure emanating from the Bush administration, with virtually no press coverage, is NSPD 59 (HSPD 24) entitled Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security [Complete text of NSPD 59 (HSPD 24) in Annex below]
NSPD is directed against US citizens.
It is adopted without public debate or Congressional approval. Its relevant procedures have far-reaching implications.
NSPD 59 goes far beyond the issue of biometric identification, it recommends the collection and storage of "associated biographic" information, meaning information on the private lives of US citizens, in minute detail, all of which will be "accomplished within the law":
School apologizes for teacher's comment that 9/11 was inside job
FUJISAWA, Kanagawa -- A junior high school has apologized for a teacher's comment in classes that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were carried out by the United States.
In late May, the teacher told classes at Fujisawa Municipal Zengyo Junior High School that the synchronized terrorist attacks were "written and acted out" by the United States.
On Sunday, the school arranged a meeting attended by PTA officials and offered an apology.
Education board officials who received a report from the junior high school said the teacher was in charge of social studies. He reportedly made the comments to students in four second-year classes between May 26 and 29.
One student asked their parents if the terrorist attacks were really a put-up job, and the surprised parents filed protests with the school and the Fujisawa Municipal Board of Education, asking whether such comments in class were appropriate.
An education board official said that the teacher had been trying to make a point but used a bad example.
video features We Are Change footage. Enjoy!
Corporate factotum warns of current internet bandwidth limitations by 2010 in Chicken Little fashion and offers a corporate solution
Kurt Nimmo, Truth News - April 21, 2008
Multinational corporate telecom monster AT&T wants you to know the internet as we know it will be dead in a mere three years.
“Speaking at a Westminster eForum on Web 2.0 this week in London, Jim Cicconi, vice president of legislative affairs for AT&T, warned that the current systems that constitute the Internet will not be able to cope with the increasing amounts of video and user-generated content being uploaded,” reports Andrew Donoghue for CNet News. “The surge in online content is at the center of the most dramatic changes affecting the Internet today,” he said. “In three years’ time, 20 typical households will generate more traffic than the entire Internet today.”
Be careful how you access those links of naked "collapsing" WTC babies
Just imagine if one day in the near future the FBI comes to your enterprise with warrants that allow them to seize and remove any computer-related equipment, utility bills, telephone bills, any addressed correspondence sent through the U.S. mail, video gear, camera equipment, checkbooks, bank statements and credit card statements. The first question you’d ask is, “Who has done what?”
You’re going to be presume your CEO has been involved in some outrageous stock manipulation, or maybe your CFO has been cooking the books. But no, the agent in charge says: “Someone here clicked on a Web link and we’re going to find out who did it.”
Read the latest WhitePaper - Compliance, Protection, Recovery: A Layered Approach to Laptop Security
HR 1585 which is the 2008 Defense Authorization Bill is an evil piece of legislation that actually gives authorization to the U.S. military to plan a future merger with the police that will be used during a catastrophic emergency. This bill authorizes the Department of Defense to design a plan for a martial law apparatus. There is no question that the U.S. government is seeking to ratchet up the militarized police state as they anticipate massive resistance to the coming collapse of our economy and war with Iran. This bill is yet another step in the direction for the implementation of a militarized police state in this country.
Section 1615 of the bill describes the determination of department of defense civil support requirements. Subsection (a) states the following regarding the determination of requirements.
SEC. 1615. DETERMINATION OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CIVIL SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS.
Myself and two friends doing 9/11 activism in the Netherlands were kicked off of the streets in The Hague, the capital city of the United Nations and the seat of parliament in the Netherlands. We had done a trial run on 8/11 in a smaller town called Leiden, which is just 10 miles outside of The Hague and that went well. We passed out a handful of flyers and had some good discussions, as well as numerous strange looks. Today, however, we didn't have so much luck.
HILL IN 9/11 'SHOP' CHOP AT W.
By STEPHANIE GASKELL, Post Correspondent
March 19, 2007 -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton last night used a celeb-studded Midtown fund-raiser to blast President Bush for telling New Yorkers to "go shopping" after 9/11.
Clinton, introduced at the event by ex-prez hubby Bill, said Bush should have played a bigger role as the nation - and New York, in particular - struggled to heal.
"What were we asked to do? Go shopping," she said. "I think America is ready to be asked to do something besides 'go shopping.'
"We are still waiting to be asked to play a part."
At a news conference a day after the terrorist attacks, Bush declared, "We cannot let the terrorists achieve the objective of frightening our nation to the point where we don't conduct business, where people don't shop."
Clinton raised more than $1 million last night at the Sheraton New York Hotel where participants included Ron Howard, Chevy Chase and Ron Perelman.