On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet. Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year’s end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is to establish “international control over the Internet” through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a treaty-based organization under U.N. auspices.
Detenidos 120 soldados franceses en Siria, pillados con las manos en la masa
Los servicios informativos de Siria han anunciado “el arresto de un batallón de transmisiones, compuesto de 120 hombres todos de nacionalidad francesa” ¿Qué hacían estos soldados franceses en suelo de un pais soberano sin permiso de su pueblo?
El caso es que parece que Sarkozy, al igual que hizo en Libia, ha mandado al ejercito contra Siria para apoyar a los terroristas que quieren convertir aquel pais en otra colonia de occidente.
Asi que Francia, la “gran defensora de los derechos humanos”, ademas de repartir armas y formar terroristas parece que se ha pasado por el arco del triunfo la diplomacia y la legislacion internacional mandando soldados a Siria, lo que supone toda una declaracion de guerra unilateral (aunque suponemos que también habrá tambien militares de otros paises de la OTAN, organizacion que ha demostrado bastantes veces lo poco que le importan los derechos de las naciones ni los de las personas).
Lo cierto es que la presencia de militares franceses en Siria en clara y criminal violación de la soberanía nacional siria y del derecho internacional, algo que no parece importar mucho a los medios de propaganda que tanto critican los supuestos crímenes del gobierno sirio (al igual que lo hicieron inventandose represion y bombardeos aereos contra manifestantes con la Libia de Gadaffi, construyendo una realidad paralela para justificar el golpe de estado del hombre del FMI en Costa de Marfil, o mintiendo sobre la existencia de armas de destruccion masiva en los arsenales iraquis).
El sinverguenza del Coliseo no ha dudado, eso si, en pedir esta vez ayuda a los rusos, los que de momento protegen al pueblo sirio de alimañas como Sarkozy, para que medien con el “odioso” gobierno de Al-Assad para la liberacion de los 120 agresores uniformados.
Por supuesto, nada de comprometerse a retirar a todos los infiltrados ni a acabar con la ayuda a los terroristas que los propios franceses estan formando para que causen el mayor número posible de víctimas inocentes, pues para el moderno Napoleon (aunque al contrario que aquel, que si que estaba al servicio de Francia, aunque fuera solamente de su oligarquía, este tiene ordenes precisas de las grandes multinacionales mafiosas, y sabe que solo haciendo bien su trabajo podrá seguir viviendo toda la vida sin dar palo al agua, como un emperador).
Irresponsible Anti-Iranian Fear-Mongering
The Intel Hub By Stephen Lendman February 23, 2012 Irresponsible anti-Iranian political and pack journalism rhetoric sound ominously like spurious Iraqi WMD threats in the run-up to the 2003 war. In his January State of the Union address, Obama said: “Let there be no doubt: America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear […]
iBattle: Apple May Finally Storm the Pentagon
By Spencer Ackerman, Wired.com
The Pentagon is, for all intents and purposes, an Apple-free zone. Its desktop computers have long run on Windows, and now its tablets and smartphones are all Android. But there’s a chance that might be about to change. The Air Force’s Air Mobility Command is considering a monster purchase of iPads — one that might give Apple inroads into a military market that’s eluded it so far.
A recent solicitation from Air Mobility Command has the Air Force’s cargo and transport division seeking “a maximum of 18,000 iPad 2s” to serve as “Electronic Flight Bags” — essentially, tools to launch apps that digitize the flyboys’ weighty manuals. Even that purchase isn’t a slam dunk for Cupertino, since the solicitation called for iPads or “equal” devices. (Cue the indignation from Cult of Mac-types.) But if the Air Force even buys half that many iPads, it would still represent the largest tablet or smartphone purchase the military’s made thus far.
And it also could represent something of a reversal of Apple’s military fortunes. Last week, the Air Force’s Special Operations Command canceled an order of over 2,000 iPads, apparently prompted by security concerns about Russian software on the devices for reading PDFs of flight charts that double as encryption agents. As if to twist the knife, a spokeswoman told NextGov that the command “continues” to evaluate “the procurement aspect of providing tablets to the field.” In other words, they love tablets — just not Apple’s tablet.
That’s a familiar story for Apple. While the military is just getting started playing around with smart devices, it’s balked at shelling out for Cupertino’s mobile products.
In 2010, the military’s Special Operations Command wanted a suite of apps to get militarily relevant data out to their dismounted, networked commandos, including a “multi-touch whiteboarding aka John Madden tool.” They went with Android phones to host it. The next year, when the app-mad Army started playing around with its first smartphone linked to its new data network, Android powered it.
Later in 2011, the Army bought a bunch of commercial smartphones — as in, officers went to Best Buy and purchased 60 phones — to test out how they worked with the new data network. It also debuted a new quasi-smartphone to replace an old, funky plan to make soldiers wear computers. Yet again, in both cases, Droid did.
To read more, visit: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/air-force-ipads/
Iraq attacks on Shia and police targets kill 50
Iraq attacks on Shia and police targets kill 50 23 Feb 2012 At least 50 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a wave of bombings and shootings across Iraq, police say. The violence targeted predominantly Shia areas, in particular police officers and checkpoints. In Baghdad, nine people died in two successive blasts in the central Karrada district. Outside the capital, at least two were killed in Baquba.
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Suspicious Letters to Boehner, Coats, and Murray Prompt House-Senate Alert
Suspicious Letters to Boehner, Coats, and Murray Prompt House-Senate Alert 22 Feb 2012 House and Senate members were alerted on Wednesday that a House member’s district office and at least two senators’ state offices have received threatening mail this week containing a suspicious powdery substance, all later determined to be harmless. Memos sent to members’ offices from the sergeants-at-arms of both chambers notified the lawmakers and their staffs that two of the letters had been received on Tuesday, and that another similar letter was received by the second Senate state office on Wednesday. While the alert memos did not mention which lawmakers had received the packages, three of the incidents occurred in Ohio, Indiana, and Washington state involving offices of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Sens. Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Patty Murray, D-Wash.
The White Hats and Lord James of BlackHeath Deliver a Death Blow to The Cabal
Lord James of Blackheath calls for an investigation in the House of Lords in London on February 16 2012, using evidence gathered by the White Hat organization on banking corruption to the tune of 16 trillion dollars. We also posted this from TPUC a while back: You might find this very interesting! Submitted by John Harris on Thu, 04/11/2010 – 16:46 This is an …
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Stocks Close Flat; Dow Briefly Tops 13,000
By: JeeYeon Park, CNBC.com
Stocks finished narrowly mixed in choppy trading Tuesday, pressured by steep oil prices and as investors were quick to book profits following a deal announcement in Greece.
The Dow briefly broke through the key 13,000 level for the first time since May 2008, but failed to close above the milestone.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a small gain of 15.82 points, or 0.12 percent, to end at 12,965.69, after rallying to the psychologically-important 13,000 level for the first time in almost four years earlier in the session.
Wal-Mart [WMT 59.39 -0.68 (-1.13%) ] was the biggest laggard on the blue-chip index, while Chevron [CVX 107.81 -0.60 (-0.55%) ] and Alcoa [AA 10.35 -0.06 (-0.58%) ] gained.
The S&P 500 added 0.98 points, or 0.07 percent, to finish at 1,362.21. The Nasdaq slipped 3.21 points, or 0.11 percent, to close at 2,948.57. The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, closed above 18.
Among the key S&P sectors, energy ended higher, while health care slipped.
To read more, visit: http://www.cnbc.com/id/46464541
Loan guarantees pave way for first new U.S. nuclear reactors in years
Loan guarantees pave way for first new U.S. nuclear reactors in years 16 Feb 2012 President [and Wall Street troll] Barack Obama announced $ 8.3 billion in loan guarantees Tuesday for two nuclear reactors to be built in Burke County, Georgia. A new nuclear power plant has not been built in the United States in three decades. The new reactors are to be part of an expansion of an existing nuclear facility near Augusta, Georgia, operated by Atlanta-based Southern Co… Nuclear power critics slammed the administration’s decision to back the construction of new reactors. “The last thing Americans want is another government bailout for a failing industry, but that’s exactly what they’re getting from the Obama administration,” energy analyst Ben Schreiber said in a press release issued this past weekend.
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Kennedy Space Center at 50: A spaceport in transition
By Brian Vastag, WashsingtonPost.com
Cape Canaveral, Fla. — A figurative “for rent” sign hangs on the front gate of John F. Kennedy Space Center.
Among the facilities available: A space shuttle launchpad, slightly used; a giant crawler for moving rockets, still servicable; two enormous mobile launch platforms; two space shuttle maintenance hangars; a 15,000-foot concrete runway, one of the world’s longest; and the blocky, 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building, with four soaring rocket assembly bays — and no waiting.
America’s spaceport turns 50 this year, and a wrenching middle-age transition is under way.
“I have a lot of facilities that we, NASA, no longer need,” said Robert Cabana, Kennedy’s director and a four-time space shuttle flier. “I don’t have the money to maintain them, I don’t have the money to tear them down. They’re just going to sit and rot.”
That is, unless NASA can find some tenants.
“We’re putting out the word officially and unofficially that Kennedy Space Center is open for business,” said Scott Colloredo, chief architect for ground systems here.
At the apex of the space shuttle program, some 18,000 people worked here. Now, just 7,500 do. On a recent Wednesday morning, parking lots across the vast complex sat two-thirds empty. Since 2009, Cabana has handed pink slips to 9,000 engineers, technicians and office workers.
To read more, visit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/kennedy-space-center-at-50-a-spaceport-in-transition/2012/02/10/gIQA7abHQR_story.html
Nearly Half of All Americans Don’t Pay Income Taxes
By: Rob Bluey, Heritage.org
This year’s Index of Dependence on Government presented startling findings about the sharp increase of Americans who rely on the federal government for housing, food, income, student aid or other assistance. (See last week’s chart.)
Another eye-popping number was the percentage of Americans who don’t pay income taxes, which now accounts for nearly half of the U.S. population. Meanwhile, most of that population receives generous federal benefits.
“One of the most worrying trends in the Index is the coinciding growth in the non-taxpaying public,” wrote Heritage authors Bill Beach and Patrick Tyrrell. “The percentage of people who do not pay federal income taxes, and who are not claimed as dependents by someone who does pay them, jumped from 14.8 percent in 1984 to 49.5 percent in 2009.”
That means 151.7 million Americans paid nothing in 2009. By comparison, 34.8 million tax filers paid no taxes in 1984.
The rapid growth of Americans who don’t pay income taxes is particularly alarming for the fate of the American form of government, Beach and Tyrrell warned. Coupled with higher spending on government programs, it is already proving to be a major fiscal challenge.
“This trend should concern everyone who supports America’s republican form of government,” Beach and Tyrrell wrote. “If the citizens’ representatives are elected by an increasing percentage of voters who pay no income tax, how long will it be before these representatives respond more to demands for yet more entitlements and subsidies from non-payers than to the pleas of taxpayers to exercise greater spending prudence?”
To read more, visit: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/02/19/chart-of-the-week-nearly-half-of-all-americans-dont-pay-income-taxes/
I have CANCER, now what?
NOTE: Although I am not a doctor or even nutritionist, I have read hundreds of cases talking about cancer being nothing more than a nutritional imbalance in your body. Even western doctors and nutritionists should be able to find where your imbalance is coming from (you just have to press them). This information is provided for information purposes only, and represents my personal study into the
Anonymous: Power grid concerns are US Govt spin
Anonymous: Power grid concerns are US Govt spin 22 Feb 2012 Anonymous has branded comments by a director of the US National Security Agency that the hacktivist group is a year or two away from having the capability to launch attacks that disrupt the power grid as “baseless” and “ridiculous”. Unnamed federal officials, citing comments from NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander during a series of White House meetings, told the Wall Street Journal that Anonymous has never named the electric grid as a target, but said the group is “headed in a more disruptive direction.” A number of flagship Anonymous Twitter accounts spent Monday refuting the report, calling Alexander’s comments “baseless,” “fear mongering” and “ridiculous.”
Veterans for Ron Paul Rally at White House
By Matthew Larotonda, ABCNews.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Current and former service members staged a rally outside the White House today in support of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Several hundred troops and their supporters attended the event. The veterans were men and women, young and old, some in uniform and some in plain clothes.
The demonstration was a mostly silent affair, with the veterans standing calmly at attention in rows. An organizer bellowed that each second of quiet was for every military suicide since President Obama took office. A second moment of silence was for each soldier to die abroad under the current commander in chief.
One protester held a sign reading “Don’t let anybody make you think that God chose America to be a policeman of the whole world.” The line was paraphrased from remarks by Dr. Martin Luther King regarding the Vietnam War.
There were few picket signs, but some tea party symbols were present.
The event concluded with an organizer parading the procession away, complete with color guard.
To read more, visit: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/veterans-for-ron-paul-rally-at-white-house/
Valerie Jarrett: ‘People Who Receive that Unemployment Check Go Out and Spend It and Help Stimulate the Economy’
BY DANIEL HALPER, TheWeeklyStandard.com
This evening, speaking at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said that folks getting and spending unemployment checks is a healthy thing . . . because it stimulates the economy:
“Even though we had a terrible economic crisis three years ago, throughout our country many people were suffering before the last three years, particularly in the black community,” Jarrett said. “And so we need to make sure that we continue to support that important safety net. It not only is good for the family, but it’s good for the economy. People who receive that unemployment check go out and spend it and help stimulate the economy, so that’s healthy as well.”
To read more, visit: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/valerie-jarrett-people-who-receive-unemployment-check-go-out-and-spend-it-and-help-stimulate-economy_631716.html
Android-powered Google Glasses: The augmented reality HUD dream is coming
By the end of 2012, Google will launch a pair of Android-powered, augmented reality, head-up display (HUD) glasses. Anonymous Google employees, speaking to The New York Times, say that the glasses will resemble a pair of Oakley Thumps (pictured above), will have 3G or 4G connectivity, a forward-facing camera, GPS, and a full array of movement sensors. They will cost …
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Globalists Push Internet Control Freak Treaty at the United Nations
By: Kurt Nimmo, Infowars.com
Popular outrage over SOPA and PIPA has forced the globalists to seek a new line of attack in their effort to control the internet. On February 27, they will engage in a “diplomatic process” that will hand over to the United Nations unprecedented control over a free and open internet.
Numerous countries are pushing for United Nations governance over the internet by the end of the year, including Russia and China. Russian PM Vladimir Putin said last year his goal is to impose “international control over the Internet” through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a treaty-based organization under the auspices of the UN.
The ITU is working to globalize the radio spectrum, latest-generation wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, satellite-based meteorology along with the internet. It is positioning itself to control next-generation networks, the technology that will replace the current free and open internet.
Authoritarian China and Russia want to renegotiate the 1988 treaty that deregulated and decentralized the internet and paved the way for its fantastic success and popularity. The 1988 treaty, the Wall Street Journal notes, “insulated the Internet from economic and technical regulation and quickly became the greatest deregulatory success story of all time.”
The ITU treaty negotiated at the behest of the United Nations will radically modify the internet and bring it under control of the global elite. In addition to imposing cyber security mandates, it will outlaw peer-to-peer technologies and impose unprecedented economic regulations such as mandates for rates, terms and conditions. It will allow transnational corporations to charge fees for “international” internet traffic possibly on a “per-click” basis for certain web destinations.
The ITU will also end the nonprofit status of multi-stakeholder internet governance entities such as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers – in other words, UN bureaucrats answering to the globalists will control who is allowed to establish a presence on the internet. They will also control the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Society and other multi-stakeholder groups that develop and configure engineering and technical standards for the internet.
To read more, visit: http://www.infowars.com/globalists-push-internet-control-freak-treaty-at-the-united-nations/
Christie’s $32.1 Billion Budget Counts on Rising Tax Revenue
By Terrence Dopp, BusinessWeek.com
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposed a $ 32.1 billion spending plan, the biggest in five years, that counts on tax revenue increasing the most since before the recession began.
The budget, which is $ 2.4 billion more than the plan enacted last year, would reduce income and business taxes while making a $ 1.1 billion pension payment, the highest in state history. It would increase school aid by $ 213 million and cut funding for distressed cities.
“Today, we will both maintain our fiscal discipline, and drive New Jersey into a new era of growth,” Christie said in a speech to lawmakers. “Today, it is time to put the New Jersey comeback into high gear.”
Christie, a 49-year-old first-term Republican, is calling for a 10 percent income-tax cut over three years. He predicts state revenue will rise 7.3 percent in fiscal 2013, which begins July 1. He has said his tax cuts, which will cost more than $ 500 million next fiscal year, will spur the economy.
Democrats, who control the Legislature, say Christie’s income-tax cut proposal favors the wealthy and that he should focus on easing the property-tax burden. Christie has accused Democrats of ignoring taxes and job creation while spending the past month on a gay-marriage bill that he vetoed Feb. 18.
Rising pension costs and a slow recovery from the longest recession since World War II led Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings to lower New Jersey’s credit grade last year. While revenue in the first half of this fiscal year rose 3 percent compared with the same period of 2010, it was $ 326 million less than targets.
To read more, visit: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-02-22/christie-s-32-1-billion-budget-counts-on-rising-tax-revenue.html
Northampton ‘opts out’ of federal law
Northampton ‘opts out’ of federal law –National Defense Authorization Act ‘unconstitutional’ 17 Feb 2012 (MA) The city of Northampton became the first city in New England to pass a resolution rejecting the National Defense Authorization Act Thursday night. Two particular sections of the Act, signed by President Obama in December, ignited a firestorm of controversy. Sections 1021 and 1022 allow the indefinite military detention of any person, including a U.S. citizen, without a trial. At a city council meeting Thursday night, city leaders and advocacy groups came together to demand a “restoration of due process and the right to trial.”
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Three US-led soldiers killed in roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan
Three US-led soldiers killed in roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan 22 Feb 2012 At least three US-led soldiers serving with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, Press TV reports. In a statement released on Wednesday, the NATO-led ISAF said that the soldiers were killed after their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in the south of the country on Tuesday.