Economics

A New Week of Link Dump: Gnosis Whacks Gawker; Federal Reserve GigaScam; Economic Collapse Notes; Smart Money, Dumb Money; UK Crackups; Wikileaks Linx; Random Health News

Before Wikileaks there wuz Hyperlinks: Lots of em.

Let's lead off with the best thing in America: Prisoners Strike in Georgia - NYTimes.com. GO CHAMPS! Day 3 of Historic Prison Strike in Georgia-Blacked out By Media-Guards committing Violence

Anyone can have a Tumbr hit! kim jong-il looking at things *sweet*

MEDIAROOTS: A Real Jaw Dropper at the Federal Reserve - the biggest story with no coverage! The Wall Street Pentagon Papers: Biggest Scam In World History Exposed: Are The Federal Reserve’s Crimes Too Big To Comprehend? | The Public Record

This is how false flags get floated in meetings: Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: White House Cabinet Member Suggested Killing an American Service Man to Justify War | zero hedge

#Gnosis Whacks Gawker: an interview with someone involved: Gawker Hacked | Gnosis Explains Hacking Gawker | Mediaite // Gawker hacked | Gawker CMS Hacked | Mediaite. Lesson for all: don't taunt hackers for lulz, they will prove they are not script kiddies.

The torrent of b00ty is here . This is one of the most br00tal r00ts I've Evar Seen!

False Flag FBI JTTF Operations a Major Concern: Problem, Reaction, Solution: "Portland Patsy" serves as impetus for rejoining terrorism task force. - BlackListed News

Happy as a Hangman | CommonDreams.org - Chris Hedges on authoritarianisms

This guy finds a lot of good stuff: slight paranoia: DOJ's "hotwatch" real-time surveillance of credit card transactions

30 brainwashings per second: 6 Shocking Ways TV Rewires Your Brain | Cracked.com

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Smart Money, Dumb Money, Economic Collapse: Lead off with excellent video: YouTube - 15 year old Tells Establishment to Stick-it.

Charting A Ridiculously Extreme Market, In Which The Dumb Money Is The Most Confident It Has Been In 5 Years | zero hedge ^ above graphic.

The Economy Cannot Recover Until the Big Banks Are Broken Up | Alexander Higgins Blog

20 Statistics That Prove That Global Wealth Is Being Funneled Into The Hands Of The Elite – Leaving Most Of The Rest Of The World Wretchedly Poor

Market alarm as US fails to control biggest debt in history - BlackListed News

Deflationists Take Note: Bernanke Succeeds In Offsetting Shadow Banking Collapse | zero hedge

CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton Reveals "One Trader" Controls 40% Of Silver Market, As Silver Holdings Of SLV Hit All Time Record | zero hedge <- JP Morgan, Silver Bitchez!

Weekly Chartporn, And Why Goldman's Clients Are Not Too Happy With The Firm's Forecast | zero hedge

Mark Madoff, Bernard's Son, Hangs Himself | zero hedge - Madoff turned himself in to save the fam...

Guest Post: White House, Republicans Offer Bloggers $100K Each in Compromise Deal - satire!

Federal Reserve Loses $2.4 Billion In Taxpayer Money In Most Recent QE2 POMO Interval | zero hedge - It's A Racket!

4 Scenarios for the Coming Collapse of the American Empire | | AlterNet <- Alfred McCoy damn straight

UK against austerity | libcom.org // On violence against the police - The Commune | libcom.org

Police must not be seen as arm of the state, warns top officer | UK news | The Guardian - they'll get right on that, guvna!

12-10-2010 - Representative Cohen Moves To Block Free Speech - ADL Fema Camp coverup thang.

Lockyer Pulls The MAD Card: California Treasurer Says Taxpayers Would Be Harmed Unless BAB Program Is Extended | zero hedge

Post-Meltdown, Banks Still Rule Derivatives Trade - NYTimes.com

How did the anarchists get so close to Charles and Camilla? | Anarchist news dot org

Don't miss: Fitwatch for UK protester intel stuff.

Charting The US Fiscal Catastrophe | zero hedge

Secret Banking Derivative Cabal Redux, And Why HFT In CDS Has So Far Been A Failure | zero hedge - high frequency trading and credit default swaps, why not!

Schwarzenegger proposal rebuffed - San Jose Mercury News - fiscal emergency // Health care bankrupting California as Schwarzenegger declares fiscal emergency

National Security Letter win! NSLs are a ridiculous superstructure used to get around the judicial branch. YouTube - How Nick Merrill fought the FBI's National Security Letter and won

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Many Wikileaks nibbles: A Variety of Posts from the Last Week:

Recommend: YouTube - WikiRebels - The Documentary (1/4) ^above^

Wikileaks reveals plan to dump the Royals, Prince Charles | News.com.au Lolwin

Julia Gillard's Left flank revolts over Julian Assange | The Australian

AnonOps Communications - now more of a videoblog heh

Wikileaks dossier: The hacker will always get through, says WILLIAM REES-MOGG | Mail Online

WikiRebels: Swedish docufilm on WikiLeaks chronicles a new form of global resistance

Editorial written by Julian Assange in <i>The Australian</i>

Narco News: An Exclusive Interview with Julian Assange on the Eve of His Arrest

Live with the WikiLeakable world or shut down the net. It's your choice | John Naughton | Comment is free | The Guardian

Pirate Parties Supply Wikileaks With Much Needed Servers | TorrentFreak

Wikileaks and the Worldwide Information War

We all had a LOL about psytek but maybe it's not a CIA front after all?? Did the CIA Hijack a Wikileaks Mirror? // Breaking the Calm: Musing on Misinformation & Morons.

Good generally: Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

Cyber Threats to Government and ISPs

Bad news from faux objectivity & thuggery department: Having ‘political objective’ disqualifies Assange ‘from being considered a journalist,’ State Dept. says | Raw Story

The Shameful Attacks on Julian Assange - David Samuels - International - The Atlantic

m.guardian.co.uk - payback time!

Hatfill and Wen Ho Lee and Plame and al-Awlaki and Assange | Emptywheel

From Judith Miller to Julian Assange » Pressthink

Wikileaks and the Long Haul « Clay Shirky

Flash: PdF Symposium on Wikileaks and Internet Freedom, Announced for Saturday December 11 | techPresident

Hullabaloo - Media Malpractice on CNN/ Wikileaks / FDIC?!

EasyDNS Helps WikiLeaks, After Being Accused of Dropping It - NYTimes.com

Paypal shut my account today because my business donated money to wikileaks. : WTF

BREAKING: WikiLeaks Being Used to Justify "Patriot Act" Legislation For Internet

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange 'to be charged with spying by the US' | Mail Online

isoteemu comments on google insight heat maps for wikileaks LOL

Worldwide demonstrations support WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange | Raw Story

WikiLeaks cables: Pope wanted Muslim Turkey kept out of EU | World news | The Guardian

Wikileaks: Democracy 101 | newmatilda.com

WikiLeaks - Mirrors of our website

Once Upon a Time...: I Hate Authority -- Well, Except for <i>My</i> Authority! // Once Upon a Time...: Goddamned Bastards // Once Upon a Time...: Killing WikiLeaks, and Making Collaborators of Us All // Once Upon a Time...: On WikiLeaks: You Force Me to Repeat Myself

Antifascist Calling...: Europeans Accused of "Paranoia" Over Fears of U.S. Economic Espionage, Documents Reveal

WikiLeaks: “al-Qaeda Narrative” Feeds War in Yemen, Africa

James Moore: I Am Julian Assange

Cables Reveal Background of Pro-Dictator U.S. Policy | CommonDreams.org

Are the Wikileaks Revelations The Crisis Obama Was Looking For?

Truly obnoxious writer but: Has Assange Turned Me Into An Anarchist? | Mother Jones - Well maybe it made you less of a douche...

Alison Powell » Theorizing WikiLeaks and New Journalism

WikiLeaks - Quora - weird question sorter.

Navy serviceman accused of trying to sell classified military documents - much worse problem than anything about wikileaks.

Open letter: To Julia Gillard, re Julian Assange - Unleashed (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Definitive? Private Manning and the Making of Wikileaks | This Land Press

Some thoughts on “sex by surprise” — Feministe // Naomi Wolf: Assange captured by the “dating police”

The 9 Weirdest Things About the WikiLeaks Story | World | AlterNet

Cable reveals details about Saddam Hussein's 'hastily run' execution - CNN.com

Why Wikileaks is Labeled a “Terrorist Organization,” and the Mainstream Press is Not

WikiLeaks and the politics of embarrassment | Crikey

Funding illegal Israeli settlements? Priceless. | Crikey - Creditcard payments for religious fascists OK :(

Action Justice for Assange site

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Good luck, duder (AP)

More Fun Things:

Tax Exempt Foundations and Think Tanks: The Process of Invisible Power - BlackListed News

frag (frăg) [..] 2. To completely ruin something. A blog about web development

Five APIs that developers should know about | Econsultancy

Local: LOL/OMG

Tracy Molm describes FBI raid | Committee to Stop FBI Repression

CRIME, GUNS, AND VIDEOTAPE: Homeland Security Recruiting Neighborhood Busybodies as Informants

The Free Speech Nightmare Is Going To Get Worse | The UpTake

Young Entrepreneurs Create Their Own Jobs - NYTimes.com

Living Outside The Dialectic alaska blawg / Building a Communitarian Planned Police State and this is how it happens: COPS Office: Grants and Resources for Community Policing

ALT - Healthbits:Why are so many celebrities dying after chemotherapy?

Vitamin D Update – Carole Baggerly and Dr. Cannell

Most dollar bills tainted with BPA | green LA girl - YUK

FDA to reexamine mercury dental fillings | Dprogram.net

Mainstream media agrees that food safety bill will do nothing to improve food safety

US life expectancy falls as failure of conventional medicine becomes obvious

Another media mind-bomb misrepresents health

All About Chelation // FDA attacking chelation therapy for autism

How Cleansing Cures Cancer: One Woman's Story

Medicinal mushrooms like reishi, maitake can help fight cancer

Look into the Lyme Disease Mysteries, Part II

Bioidentical Hormones do not Raise Stroke Risk

LFO singer Rich Cronin dies at age 35 after chemotherapy

The Dentist Who Cured Cancer

Essential Oils: Learn How They Work and How to Use Them Every Day

Salt Facts // What's in Salt?

Diatomaceous earth has many benefits

An apple a day keeps cell phone and other radiation at bay

Chemtrails are now a deadly fact (Opinion)

ARM - AAF ISDAC Field Campaign (Aerosol Campaign)

A Viewer's Companion to 'Citizen Kane' :: rogerebert.com :: News & comment

Sekrety Ameryki

Quantum Algae Information Operations! View Past Public Lectures - Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Tech design wins! Sarah Mei » Disalienation: Why Gender is a Text Field on Diaspora

Love Coding, Love Source Control, Love Github | Go Tripod

Maybe useful via TimFerriss: Tips - Shopify Wiki - StumbleUpon

Drupal Wins: drupal 7.0-rc2 | drupal.org

One Drupal to rule them all | Dries Buytaert //

8 steps for Drupal 8 | Dries Buytaert // Re-launch on Drupal 7 - first impressions | robknight.org.uk

PLANET SAVE FAIL - Cancún Carbon Scam REDD+ ! World Bank chief to launch carbon market fund | Reuters even though the American Carbon Market has mercifully crumbled. Our friends from Mobile Broadcast News, Glassbead & Klamath Media went to check it out! YouTube - Planet Save Fail // Planet Save FAIL a COP16 deconstruction

YouTube - Robert Zoellick President of the World Bank Speaks at COP16 // YouTube - Soham Baba, Lessons in Manipulating the Indigenous - COP16. More at MobileBroadCastNews.com. REDD+ is a horrible plan to create treaty-level corporate 'partnerships' capturing all forests from indigenous people, who came out to protest it in great numbers. Sadly no other media roundups are really covering what REDD+ is. Spotlight Cancun: Kyoto Protocol Post Mortem

Microwaves are trouble: Microwave News ~ Home Page

Dead Bees EPA Coverup: Leaked Memo Sheds Light on Mysterious Bee Die-Offs and Who's to Blame | Food | AlterNet

Walmart nightmare: Attention, Walmart Shoppers: Big Sis Wants You to Spy on One Another by John W. Whitehead

NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY STILL ALIVE: I-69 Trans Texas Corridor rattling around: Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom :: TURF - Defending citizens’ concerns about Toll Roads & the Trans Texas Corridor - Trans Texas Corridor TTC-69 resurrected

Dumb Republicans in Wisconsin! NoTrain.com - Stop The Train

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A bit of fun with the weird back history of occult goings-on in early 20th Century Britain:

The Magical Battle of Britain | Features | Fortean Times

The Society of Inner Light

Illuminati News: Hermetic Imagination: The Effect of the Golden Dawn on Fantasy Literature (1992)

Illuminati News: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis - The Occult Overtones in Their Writings

The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis

The Golden Dawn - classic book about.

Transhumanist Mormons?! The Rise of Techno-Gods: The Merging of Transhumanism and Spirituality

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IEEE Spectrum: Ray Kurzweil's Slippery Futurism

Maybe There is Hope for Silicon Valley (and the World) After All - Singularity U.

A Bit of Brainwashing: Highlights for Adults: Part 33: Alters Frankie and Alice

Fun with weirdness and Admiralty Law: United States Code: Title 28,3002. Definitions | LII / Legal Information Institute <- sez the US is a 'Federal corporation'. -NOTICE TO PUBLIC SERVANTS-

The United States Isn't a Country — It's a Corporation!

Nice music: Core News — Breakcore – Jungle – Drum and Bass – Dubstep – and other sweet music styles

A few more misc:

An Insider’s Account of How the Bush Administration Cooked the Books on Iraq : NO QUARTER

What’s the Real Story Behind Home Land Security Shutting Down Hip Hop Websites? « Davey D's Hip Hop Corner-(The Blog)

The Prisoner: A Fable – InDigest Magazine <- Lech wrote a story!

Alright that's your homework for this week! Get Crackin!

Military Contracts December 8 2010

The Great Deflation hits some sectors moar than others. It looks like Raytheon is getting to overcentralize the damn crypto devices which someday shall FAIL yet again. Unless of course a Raytheon goon sellz the keyz out the backdoor and everyone covers it up.

Contracts Announced by The U.S. Department of Defense for December 08, 2010

Contracts Announced by The U.S. Department of Defense for December 08, 2010

December 8, 2010 (MMD Newswire) -- Today, The U.S. Department of Defense anounced the following contracts:

NAVY

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NYSE: NOC), Newport News, Va. is being awarded a $323,611,867 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2116) for continuation of construction preparation efforts for the second aircraft carrier (CVN 79) of the Gerald R. Ford class. Work will provide all services and material in preparation for construction of CVN 79 including necessary research studies; engineering; design; related development efforts; advanced planning; advanced procurement for detailed design and procurement of long lead material; advance construction; life cycle support; logistics data, and other data to support the anticipated fiscal 2013 ship detail design and construction. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by October 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $76,041,000 fixed-price-incentive-firm modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract activity (N00019-10-C-0002). This modification provides additional funding for long lead efforts and materials associated with the production and delivery of 42 low rate initial production Lot V F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the Air Force (22 Conventional Take Off and Landing aircraft); the Marine Corps (13 Short Take Off and Vertical Landing aircraft); and the Navy (7 Carrier Variant aircraft). Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Fla. (10 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co.(NYSE: RTN), McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $48,900,000 for ceiling priced delivery order #0002 under previously awarded contract (N00383-10-G-006D) for repair of the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) system used in support of the F/A 18 aircraft. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas (70 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (20 percent); and El Segundo, Calif. (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2011. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively awarded. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

WM Robots, LLC, Colmar, Pa., is being awarded a $48,640,976 ceiling total firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for handheld low- and non-metallic buried improvised explosive device detectors in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and associated surge requirement. The contract will have a three-year ordering period for up to 1300 handheld low-metallic signature mine detectors with parts blocks, training, and operator/maintenance manual development. Work will be performed in various locations within the United States, and is expected to be completed December 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured through full and open competition with four offers received. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-11-D-5000).

Lockheed Martin, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded an $18,969,315 cost-plus-fixed fee, cost-plus-incentive fee, and cost-plus-award fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-5103) to exercise an option for fiscal 2011 Aegis platform systems engineering agent activities and Aegis modernization advanced capability build engineering. The platform systems engineering agent manages the in-service combat systems configurations, as well as the integration of new or upgraded capability for the Ticonderoga and Arleigh Burke class of ships. Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J., and is expected to be completed September 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $200,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Force Protection Industries, Inc., Ladson, S.C., is being awarded an $8,836,632 firm-fixed-price modification under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5031) for 25 field service representatives for the installation of the rocket-propelled grenade nets in support of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed by Nov 30, 2011. This action is using fiscal 2011 Operations and Maintenance Marine Corps funds, which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $7,360,657 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2109) for engineering and technical design services to support research and development of advanced submarine technologies for current and future submarine platforms. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and is expected to be completed by October 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE

Textron Systems Corp., Wilmington, Mass., was awarded a $257,737,338 contract which will provide for 512 sensor-fuzed weapons CBU-105 production units and 44 training units. This contract supports foreign military sales to India. At this time, $126,291,295 has been obligated. AAC/EBJK, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA8682-11-C-0044).

Raytheon Technical Services Co., LLC, Indianapolis, Ind., was awarded a $31,144,975 contract which will provide for one common crypto solution for Air Force, Army and Navy devices, support radio in high frequency, ultra high frequency, very high frequency, super high frequency, extremely high frequency and use National Security Agency type certified reprogrammable cryptographic entire interim contractor support, studies and analyses, and data rights. At this time, $4,800,000 has been obligated. ESC/HNCK, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity (FA8307-11-C-1000).

Boeing Satellite Systems Inc., El Segundo, Calif., was awarded a $26,399,665 contract modification which will exercise the option for the wideband global satellite communication satellite six launch services. This option modification is fully funded by the Australian government. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. SMC/MC, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8808-06-C-0001; P00109).

JGB Enterprises, Inc., Liverpool, N.Y., was awarded a $15,608,028 contract which will provide for industrial operational and flight line extension, water production reverse osmosis water purification unit. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. WR-ALC/GRVK, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8533-10-D-0006).

Carl Zeiss, LLC, Peabody, Mass., was awarded a 7,609,685 contract which will provide the circuit analysis tool program to develop a circuit editing tool. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. AFRL/PKDB, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-11-C-7100).

Boeing Satellite Systems, Inc., El Segundo, Calif., was awarded a $6,016,723 contract modification which will provide sideband global satellite communications Block II contract to purchase a spare battery for satellites five and six, or as test battery for the Block II follow on contract depending on satellites meeting launch schedules along with anomalies that would require replacement of existing batteries with this newly acquired one. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. SMC/PKJ, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8808-06-C-0001; P00094).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

U.S. Food Service, Inc. (Salem Division), Salem, Mo., is being awarded a maximum $26,203,388 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for food service distribution in Kansas, Mo., and the surrounding area. The other location of performance is Topeka, Kan. Using services are the Army, Air Force and federal civilian agencies. There were originally 178 proposals solicited with two responses. The date of performance completion is Aug. 13, 2011. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM300-11-D-3431).

Ashland, Inc., Dublin, Ohio, is being awarded a maximum $7,884,114 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel system icing inhibitor. The other location of performance is Hahnville, La. Using service is the Defense Logistics Agency Energy. There were originally 20 proposals solicited with four responses. The date of performance completion is Jan. 30, 2012. The Defense Logistics Agency Energy is the contracting activity (SP0600-11-D-0750).

Media contact: +1 (703) 697-5131/697-5132

Source: U.S. Department of Defense

Storm the Boards! Applications Nearly Due for Compensated Citizen Slots on Panels and Agencies

I spent quite a while writing up all the open boards and appointments in Minnesota. The official post is here -

http://tc.indymedia.org/2010/nov/storm-boards-applications-nearly-due-compensated-citizen-slots-panels-and-agencies

Just for fun I'll crosspost the whole thing below. Worth yr efforts to get engaged! I posted the full job listing here.


By Dan Feidt for Twin Cities IndymediaDozens of positions on many government panels and committees are open today – but of course this isn’t widely publicized. Some panels pay salaries, others daily expenses or nothing at all. Community members might, or might not, not be able to dramatically shake up obscure panels, but still it’s a good type of post to pick up what’s going on – or how reality becomes bureaucratically remapped. Labor, nonprofit and environmental groups all could easily pick up assigned seats.

Applications are due for consideration November 23rd. The vacancy listings, at the Secretary of State website, include “representative who works in Bicycle Industry” for the Nonmotorized Transportation Advisory Committee, one “Member with Knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts” for the Minnesota Combative Sports Commission, members of the public for the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, the Chicano Latino Affairs Council, the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, and the Council on Black Minnesotans. Have you got what it takes to be the State Arts Board Member-At-Large?

Below the fold - A few lols, dozens of open panels & Info for sending applications via the SOS website.

Metals To Nibiru! Gold & silver $1400 / $29 parabolics as Zoellick pitches global-gold-SDR action; HFT Robot firms buying Eric Cantor's vote; Bill Black Vs BOA; Always Time for Vatican Annunaki

Linkdump O Quick Hitz! Way too many links going on-have fun! Sorry for lack of pics, you gotta clix em to see :-|

 

"Where is My Mind" came on TheCurrent as I posted this, really appropriate for the ZeroHedge Durden posts. Total Waveform Synchronicity and it ain't even 11/11 yet.... Onwards.

 

Much like Frederick Hitz, there are a few oldskewl opponents o' graft still around. Bill Black has been on a lot of stuff lately, good for him, he earned it because he knew how to put criminal financiers into Jail - a skill entirely lost on the whole federal government nowadays.

 

Bill Black around the Block: William K. Black: Foreclose on the Foreclosure Fraudsters, Part 1: Put Bank of America in Receivership // Foreclose on the Foreclosure Fraudsters, Part 2: Spurious Arguments Against Holding the Fraudsters Accountable and even bettar Let's Set the Record Straight on Bank of America: Open the Books! and Part 2: Eliminating Foreclosure Fraud

 

From $1400 to World Gold Standard?! I tried to say Gold-SDR as global currency was coming from the IMF type people, well now it's happening. Previously on hongpong.com: April Whistle Blower Comes Forward With Solid Proof The Price Of Gold And Silver Is Being Manipulated By Major Financial Institutions // July: Heads Up to Quigley's Apex: Bank of International Settlements (Former Nazi Bank) developing Gold/SDR global fractional reserve currency with IMF, Federal Reserve. It's getting here fast.

 

Jim Rickards On Silver Margin Changes, Peter Schiff On A New World Gold Standard | zero hedge - Zoellick is pitching this thing in Financial Times which helped kick the price right over $1400. JEEBUS!  GoldPrices would have to multiply 47x to do this they say. Whacked down to 1402 by professionals - hah Accelerating Sell Off In Commodities Shows Why Fed's Hands Are Now Tied | zero hedge

 

There was almost a flashcrash in the Euro/Dollar prices Forex EUR/USD - down to 1.377 "something very ugly behind the scenes" . EURUSD Friend-O'ed

 

For fun: Pentagon Can't Explain "Missile" Sighting, NORAD Believes It Is Not A Foreign Military Object | zero hedge - I told the airmen to quit mason around.

 

Silver changeup : When JPM/HSBC Don't Like The Results, The CME Just Changes The Rules: Full Revised Silver Margin Schedule | zero hedge - Silver is goin nuts - Forget Parabolic: Silver Is Now Asymptotic, Hits $29. Andrew Maguire Re-Emerges: Ex-Goldman Trader Exposes JPMorgan, HSBC In Latest Silver Price Manipulation Class Action Lawsuit. earlier :  Silver Passes $28 | zero hedge

 

BTW things took off On Aug 27 when Bernanke floated QE2 to the boy in Jackson Hole Text Of Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole Speech - this makes clear that a 1/10th of a %% hike in government debt servicing costs greece 1.5% of GDP, this is how interest rates are like a radioactive bomb for govt debt in the unstable times we live in...Morgan Stanley On How Only A "Deux Ex Machina" Can Save The European Periphery, And Why The Fed May Have To Do God's Work Out Of The Machine

 

GENERALIZED INSANITY - What could beat the nuking of the once-rocksolid American Land Title System: Video Depositions of Nationwide Title Clearing Employees - Bin laden couldn't pull this!

 

Dig the New Modern: The Left Right Paradigm is Over: Its You vs. Corporations | The Big Picture - Barry Ritholtz rousted things up. Bigpicture is an ace site. Old but good. Another from Sept - Chris Hedges: Do Not Pity the Democrats - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig. Dude turned pretty radical. He needs some years of drinking Black Label to round things out I think.

 

Haterz: Pennsylvania Homeland Security office engaged in domestic surveillance, compared political groups to Al Qaeda | PennLive.com - unbelievably catty and insane emails inside the PA consultants' crazed cluster

 

Royalist Chemtrail Agenda! Ah taking on the oldskewl AngloScientific elite's plan for Global Engineering (aka chemtrails and/or nano-doomclouds etc) UK Indymedia - Royal Society Picket : Our Planet is not your experiment - not bad! For Moar Official (celebrating 350 years of) Taking control! Geoengineering - taking control of our planet's climate - Events Diary - The Royal Society.

 

What On Earth Are They Spraying? The new Chemtrailz movie is really quite good by "conspiracy documentary" standards and leads off with hilarious meteorologists joking about all the sprays messing up radar. Nicely done realityzone crew, strong recommend! YouTube - 1 of 7 What in the world are they spraying? (Chemtrails) www.realityzone.com/whatspray.html - (Lets make a Morgellons Movie?!)

 

Foul mouthed Bernie Sanders vs Comcast buyout! What Keith Olbermann's Suspension Says About Our Cowardly Corporate Media | Media and Culture | AlterNet -- 

 

Torturelinx: As Bush Gets Sugarcoated - Congratulations, America. Torture Has Led You On a Wild Goose Chase, Destroyed the Rule of Law and Made You Less Safe | zero hedge

 

A call for A Debt Jubilee - I saw it proposed on Zerohedge. All the ancient civilizations cancelled debts because otherwise they spiraled - compounded - out of control. Jubilee (Biblical) - and also don't miss the new documentary - Watch Inside Job - The Movie | zero hedge. Mishkin and some other goons get proven ridiculous. Now that's some interviewing! 

 

Gold Breakout and econ pins getting pulled - The Dollar is going all WTC7 Up On This - Gold hits new high on inflation worry, Europe debt | Reuters - an interview in re peak oil and perpetual growth etc The Automatic Earth: October 23 2010: Jim Puplava interviews Stoneleigh, Part 2

 

ECONBITS - take em & weep: wisdom from Zerohedge and a little stuff from earlier -John Boehner Says In Order To Pay For The Wars, We Need To Raise The Social Security Retirement Age To 70 - BlackListed News

 

This is the most nuts of all maybe: 500+ Micro-Flash Crashes in 2010 Exclusive: Presenting The Flash Crashes Of 2010 - Part 1 | zero hedge

 

Guest Post: Money Is Not A Tangible “Thing”, It Is A Concept | zero hedge

 

Debt Bubble Chronicles: Does Bernanke REALLY Think QE Will Boost Home Prices… Or is He Simply Trying to Hide an Even Bigger Problem? | zero hedge

 

Mark Fisher Slams Bernanke: "QE Is Going To End Bad...This Is Going To Be The Bubble Of All Bubbles" | zero hedge

 

Art Cashin On Fraudclosure Reminds Everyone That "Things Could Turn Very Ugly" // Two Lawsuits Filed Against JP Morgan In Connection To Mortgage Foreclosures | zero hedge

 

Bullion for  Margin collateral now an option! ICE Starts Accepting Gold As Initial Margin Collateral For All Energy And CDS Trades | zero hedge

 

Lying Is the Expected Norm - Guest Post: The Banality Of (Financial) Evil | zero hedge

 

The HFT RobotLobby is The Powerfulz - Keeping Eric Cantor bankrolled etc High-Frequency Traders Lobby, Donate to Head Off U.S. Rules - Bloomberg

 

Finally coming clean? Noam Chomsky: No Evidence that Al-Qaeda Carried Out the 9/11 Attacks - BlackListed News

 

As Fed Allows Red Close, And All Time Record High Close In Gold, Is JPM's Commodity Trading Desk In Need Of A Bailout? | zero hedge

 

Nice exposure lolcats - The Conflict Of Interest Behind The Kauffman ETF Report | zero hedge

 

Just for fun: Microwaves are disgusting on the molecular level, people! The Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking :: Health-Science.Com ::

 

Sweet video - border drugwar CSPAN WHut! With Chuck Bowden's crazy new book about Juarez. Border Drug Wars Panel - C-SPAN Video Library - Don Ford strikes in 2005 Death and Drugs on the Border - C-SPAN Video Library

 

lulz why not eh comrades: YouTube - Vatican Prepares for Annunaki Disclosure - late great Zecharia Sitchin - sitchin.com/ -  Origin of the Species, From an Alien View - NYTimes.com

If you’re going to ask Zecharia Sitchin, be ready for a “Planet of the Apes” scenario: spaceships and hieroglyphics, genetic mutations and mutinous space aliens in gold mines.

It sounds like science fiction, but Mr. Sitchin is sure this is how it all went down hundreds of thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia. Humans were genetically engineered by extraterrestrials, he said, pointing to ancient texts to prove it.

Till I see you on Nibiru, Mr Sitchin...

British Lord James of Blackheath sez "Foundation X" has unfathomable amounts of bullion-backed currency, wants to bail out UK; X = OITC?

For the past 20 weeks I have been engaged in a very strange dialogue with the two noble Lords, in the course of which I have been trying to bring to their attention the willing availability of a strange organisation which wishes to make a great deal of money available to assist the recovery of the economy in this country. For want of a better name, I shall call it foundation X. That is not its real name, but it will do for the moment. Foundation X was introduced to me 20 weeks ago last week by an eminent City firm, which is FSA controlled. Its chairman came to me and said, "We have this extraordinary request to assist in a major financial reconstruction. It is megabucks, but we need your help to assist us in understanding whether this business is legitimate". I had the biggest put down of my life from my noble friend Lord Strathclyde when I told him this story. He said, "Why you? You're not important enough to have the answer to a question like that". He is quite right, I am not important enough, but the answer to the next question was, "You haven't got the experience for it". Yes I do. I have had one of the biggest experiences in the laundering of terrorist money and funny money that anyone has had in the City. I have handled billions of pounds of terrorist money.
Baroness Hollis of Heigham: Where did it go to?
Lord James of Blackheath: Not into my pocket. My biggest terrorist client was the IRA and I am pleased to say that I managed to write off more than £1 billion of its money. I have also had extensive connections with north African terrorists, but that was of a far nastier nature, and I do not want to talk about that because it is still a security issue. I hasten to add that it is no good getting the police in, because I shall immediately call the Bank of England as my defence witness, given that it put me in to deal with these problems.

This is just fantastic... From the British Lord James of Blackheath, an old skewl banker, one of the best British conspiracy tales in quite some time!! I put it below the fold, this is uncut, unedited. The first part about excess commercial capacity is also true, but the turn into a bizarre thing about drugs, the Vatican's gold hoard, and mostly about how a mysterious Foundation X is trying to bail out Britain. There is nothing quite like a classic British banking conspiracy thing, and this is definitely the best in quite some times. Already Most Popular on Internets. Huge hat tip to Cryptogon and Antipope - official source is the Lord Hansards Text (compleat log of britishgovernments) . 

Quick Update - it could be something called the Office of International Treasury Control - their official website is offline but I saw it a while ago. Truly a strange hoax or something with those guys. Pretty good possible explanation here. [or it is a hoax wrapped around a secret reality :-] OITC was I think on the radar screen of the late Christopher Story - for a strange angle of bits see the site FourWinds10.net and some enemy of Story's named 'Casper' going on. But I think it was thru this general area I heard of OITC before.

Update Nov4 7PM: Blackheath now sez X is not OITC - see the story on ZDNET for more

A mysterious organisation that claims to have billions of pounds to invest in the UK economy is not an attempted scam, according to a peer with extensive City experience.

Lord James of Blackheath told ZDNet UK on Thursday that the organisation, which Lord James has dubbed 'Foundation X', to his knowledge is a viable organisation.

"I'm convinced it's bona fide," said James. "I've been working on this case for five months, and I've not found a single reason [to think otherwise]."

Blogger Hopi Sen suggested in a blog post on Wednesday that the mysterious organisation could be the "United Nations Office of International Treasury Control" (UNOITC), which claims to be a sovereign entity formed after the Second World War.

James told ZDNet UK that he had not been approached by the UNOITC, and that there were no links between Foundation X and UNOITC.

James, who was a respected troubleshooter in the City, made a speech to Parliament on Monday. James said that a mysterious organisation was willing to put £5bn into the UK economy, plus an extra £17bn for hospitals, schools, and Crossrail, with no strings attached.

"The problem is, the government has not carried through the checks that I want them to do and open up lines of enquiry," James told ZDNet UK.

James also said in Parliament that he had been appointed by the Bank of England to "deal with problems" caused by the laundering of terrorist money.

"I have had one of the biggest experiences in the laundering of terrorist money and funny money that anyone has had in the City," James said in Parliament. "I have handled billions of pounds of terrorist money. My biggest terrorist client was the IRA and I am pleased to say that I managed to write off more than £1bn of its money. I have also had extensive connections with north African terrorists, but that was of a far nastier nature, and I do not want to talk about that because it is still a security issue."

James told ZDNet UK on Thursday that he had been brought into five companies between 1989 and 1997/98 at the direction of the Bank of England. James was to run the companies down, as they had been identified as conduits for IRA funds.

"The IRA had five companies completely ruined," said James. "They had built the companies up as pensions funds."

James' express instructions were to run the companies down and liquidise the assets, he said. "I'm a money washer, not a money launderer," said James.

Currency turbulence and FEMA cyberwarfare excitement, Awlaki to Pentagon in terrorfail, expect savage austerity

The old days... "The BCCI scandal gave citizens of the world a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the covert global banking intelligence power structure, revealing power politics in its purest form. ".... -link

Now that's what I call a currency war! DXZ Flash Crash Detonates Entire Currency Complex | zero hedgeDXZ 10.22.jpg

Wowz! .... let's hit some random links. 70% Of All Stock Market Trades Are Held for An Average of 11 SECONDS → Washington's Blog and earlier "It's Not A Market, It's An HFT 'Crop Circle' Crime Scene" - Further Evidence Of Quote Stuffing Manipulation By HFT | zero hedge. QE2 lookin to be bad news. Weird reference to federal reserve & civil war in TIME blog. Expect Savage Austerity. Lawrence Kotlikoff - The Fed And Treasury's Actions Are Equivalent To Child Abuse: "If things continue as we adults have planned, our nation’s debt, measured as a share of gross domestic product, will reach Greek levels just when the grandkids start heading to work. At that point, simply stabilizing the debt-to-GDP ratio will require raising taxes by 50 percent, thereby lowering the grandkids’ living standard from 74 to 61."

Bloomberg - election financed by Shadow Parties. Half of US teens meet criteria for mental disorder. Bankruptcy judge bombshell - never approved sale of Lehman bros.

There was a fine tradition of immigrant voting in MN back in the day - Voting instructions to recent immigrants | Museum Collections Up Close : MNHS.ORG

We've had a tough series of events in MN this week -- the IWW's first round of voting at Jimmy Johns fell about 20 votes short of conquering the Minneapolis part of the franchise, forcing the management to go with illegal tactics all around.

Anwar Al-Awlaki, radical Islamic cleric wanted by the CIA, ate lunch at Pentagon after 9/11: reportDOJ AIPAC File press clippings investigation

Jimmy John’s Employees in Minneapolis Reject Bid to Join Union - BusinessWeek - [owner] told workers the I.W.W. is a “socialist-anarchist” group, and that the union likely won’t improve their working conditions.

“They’re trying to take down the quick-service industry,” said Mulligan, who became a franchisee after he retired from Supervalu as a way of going into business with his son. “Our employees don’t deserve these people, and these people don’t deserve our employees.”

lulz - they had to cheat to win IWW release sez.

Tough times for NPR: Some guy writing about 'ruppert murdock' has the funny stuff on a George Soros NPR venture called "Impact of Government". Crossposted into the breitbart world and spellchecked. What can I say? I basically like public radio, but they are in quite a fix. Juan Williams is colossally annoying, and now he's wrecked pledge week for them. NPR needs to get hardcore, more angry. Less of this cool attitude. That would garner respect. More: The real danger from NPR's firing of Juan Williams - Glenn Greenwald

Raw Milk Revolution, police state for calories & moar: FDA's war on food contracts

Raw Milk Revolution also explores the debate between the germ theory of illness, to which Western (allopathic) medicine subscribes, and the holistic theory (homeopathic), which the probiotics community hails. One seeks to wipe out all microbes (via drugs, vaccines and pasteurization) to make food sterile. The other recognizes that microbes act in accord with the biological terrain in which they live, and so promotes consuming live foods that boost “friendly” bacteria. (Thischart, which also appears in the book, nicely lays out the differences. For a more detailed explanation, see Biological Terrain vs Germ Theory.)

Gumpert quotes the probiotic argument: “People certainly can and do get sick from pathogens, but they do so because of failures in their own immune systems, rather than because the germs are so strong.” He then refers to “an entire body of research [that] has emerged on the benefits of probiotics in preventing illness.”

Recognizing this ideological difference, Salatin asks, “Is not freedom to choose our food at least as fundamental a right as the freedom to worship?”

Fun with Scribd: I've been having fun posting documents on Scribd. check em: old tract about the jesuit conspiracy: A Glimpse of the Great Secret Society, and a true nifty classic, Manly P Hall - The Secret Teachings of All Ages, the spy situation for Homeland Security and social media, DHS SNMC Inauguration Monitoring, the Minneapolis Police RNC After Action Report, the Wells Fargo Tsunami Repurchase Process Overview October 2010, DOJ AIPAC File press clippings investigation, etc.

Not a bad discussion with Alan Watt - even including TV frequencies for alpha wave entrainment as government mind control - YouTube - Alan Watt: The Neo-Eugenics War On Humanity 3/4 - a whole series there.

Awlaki PSYOPS LOLfail - it appears yet again that Anwar Awlaki is a fake CIA type intel puppet figure, a kind of attractor figure to the would-be western jihadis (You gotta wonder, with these high profile cats like him, Julian Assange, etc.). Reminds one of Emmanuel Goldstein, or the Zarqawi propaganda campaign. EXCLUSIVE: Al Qaeda Leader Dined at the Pentagon Just Months After 9/11 - FoxNews.com - Anwar Al-Awlaki, radical Islamic cleric wanted by the CIA, ate lunch at Pentagon after 9/11: report - part of the earlier pattern claimed by the AlexJones/Webster Tarpley type guys Al-Qaeda Mastermind Invited To Pentagon After 9/11 - Al-Qaeda Is A Front Group For The US Military-Industrial Complex etcetecetc.. i.e Major Hasan Of Fort Hood: A Patsy In A Drill Gone Live?

Cyberwar what? This sounds not good U.S. Says Military Can Respond to Domestic Cyberthreats - NYTimes.com- commentary - Obama Tells Pentagon to Attack “Cyberthreats” On American Soil -

NYT! The system would mirror that used when the military is called on in natural disasters like hurricanes or wildfires. A presidential order dispatches the military forces, working under the control of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Under the new rules, the president would approve the use of the military’s expertise in computer-network warfare, and the Department of Homeland Security would direct the work.

Officials involved in drafting the rules said the goal was to ensure a rapid response to a cyberthreat while balancing concerns that civil liberties might be at risk should the military take over such domestic operations.

The rules were deemed essential because most of the government’s computer-network capabilities reside within the Pentagon — while most of the important targets are on domestic soil, whether within the government or in critical private operations like financial networks or a regional power grid.

The new approach will begin with a Department of Homeland Security team deploying to Fort Meade, Md., home to both the National Security Agency, which specializes in electronic espionage, and the military’s new Cyber Command. In exchange, a team of military networking experts would be assigned to the operations center at the Homeland Security Department.

The rules were detailed in a memorandum of agreement signed in late September by Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, but they were not released until last week.

Oh man.... NSA to Assist DHS with Domestic Cyberwarfare Operations | Public Intelligence

Telepathic Critterdrug -- talking like Conway's Game of Life with telepathy and neural nets and drugs - mutation and artwork!!! A strange piece of software forked from critterding. Slashdot Technology Story | Electronic Life Makes Evolving Art. telepathic-critterdrug - YouTube - critterdrug fire mode. in a way related: about | electric sheep

New Asterisk! Asterisk- The Open Source Telephony Projects | Asterisk - Asterisk 1.8 Released with Support for Google Voice, Calendaring, and More

Denninger calls out corporatist Tea Party Takeover - Denninger, early inventor of the Tea Party motif, announces it's all been taken over by the right wing vanguard - turning scrutiny away from the vast federal economic disaster, business & etc. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/10/tea-party-founder-slams-tea-party/ - on the video cenk gets lol for noting brilliant cooption:

"Yeah, that's a joke," he writes. "But so are you. All of you. Especially Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Bob Barr, and douchebag groups such as the 'Tea Party Patriots.'"

Denninger writes: "Tea Party my ass. This was nothing other than the Republican Party stealing the anger of a population that was fed up with the Republican Party's own theft of their tax money at gunpoint to bail out the robbers of Wall Street and fraudulently redirecting it back toward electing the very people who stole all the ****ing money!"

Denninger runs Market Ticker, a financially-focused blog that has been strongly opposed to bank bailouts and has railed against excessive government spending. He founded the group FedUpUSA in early 2008, shortly after the collapse of investment bank Bear Stearns........

"The Tea Party was initiated as a political protest against the unlawful and in fact unconstitutional usurpation of power from the Congress and The People in the form of extortion-led bailouts of enterprises that had engaged in acts that I, and many others, believe were at least civilly actionable and in many cases crossed the line into criminal activity.

"This indictment is not limited to the nation's large banks, although it certainly starts there. The corruption of our economic and monetary systems runs the gamut from Fannie and Freddie through their ties to Congress (including literal sexual encounters in some cases), banking interests selling trash securities to everyone from pension funds on down, judges who don't judge but rather protect monied interests on Wall Street, The Federal Reserve intentionally debasing our currency and monetizing government debt, government spending that is running 40% above revenues and much more.

"In short, The Tea Party was and is about the the corruption of American Politics and the blatant and outrageous theft from all Americans that has resulted. It is about personal responsibility and enforcement of the law against those who have robbed, financially ****d and pillaged the nation.

Yet today we hear literally nothing about these issues among the so-called "Tea Party" candidates and their backers. Sarah Palin has not said one word about locking up the banksters that brought up on the housing bubble and economic collapse. Not one word about Bernanke's out-of-control Fed and the arguably unlawful monetization of Fannie and Freddie paper, not to mention the monetization of the Federal Debt.

Inside the Global Banking Intelligence Complex! What a fun essay going on here: David DeGraw :

To get a more complete understanding of our current crisis, we need to look at the history of events that led up to it. We need to peer deeply into the inner workings of the Global Banking Intelligence Complex. Without acknowledging and exposing the covert forces that are aligned against us, we will not be able to effectively overcome them.

In the past I have shied away from going too deeply into the details of the intelligence world out of fear of being written off and dismissed as a conspiracy theorist. If I hadn’t spent the majority of the past 20 years investigating global financial intelligence operations, I certainly wouldn’t believe half of this myself. Given the severity of our current crisis and the imminent devastating implications, I now realize that I must go deeper into covert activities than I publicly ever have. The information I am about to report is very well-sourced and documented, and needs to be covered before we can proceed to exposing present operations.

I: All Roads Go Through BCCI

Here is a partial list of the economic and political scandals that I investigated throughout the 1980s and early ’90s:

  • The Savings & Loan scandal;
  • Stock market manipulation and money laundering;
  • Iran-Contra Affair;
  • The October Surprise and Iran hostage crisis;
  • Iraqgate-BNL and the rise and funding of Saddam Hussein;
  • Pakistan’s nuclear program and the selling of bomb-making technology to Libya, Iran and North Korea;
  • The rise and funding of the Afghan Mujahideen (founding and funding of the Taliban and Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda network);
  • Illegal weapon sales to Iran and Saudi Arabia;
  • The proliferation of Middle Eastern terrorism;
  • The international drug trade run by people like Manuel Noriega and Pablo Escobar.

All of these scandals had one vital thing in common, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).

In December 1992, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations delivered a report on their investigation into the bank, entitled “The BCCI Affair.” The report would disclose the largest political corruption case in the history of the global economy. As the Senate Committee summed it up:

“BCCI’s criminality included fraud by BCCI and BCCI customers involving billions of dollars; money laundering in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas; BCCI’s bribery of officials in most of those locations; support of terrorism, arms trafficking, and the sale of nuclear technologies; management of prostitution; the commission and facilitation of income tax evasion, smuggling, and illegal immigration; illicit purchases of banks and real estate; and a panoply of financial crimes limited only by the imagination of its officers and customers.

Among BCCI’s principal mechanisms for committing crimes were its use of shell corporations and bank confidentiality and secrecy havens; layering of its corporate structure; its use of front-men and nominees, guarantees and buy-back arrangements; back-to-back financial documentation among BCCI controlled entities, kick-backs and bribes, the intimidation of witnesses, and the retention of well-placed insiders to discourage governmental action.

The BCCI scandal gave citizens of the world a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the covert global banking intelligence power structure, revealing power politics in its purest form. BCCI was modeled after the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies and multinational corporations. It represented the evolution of organized crime into the new world of the global economy, rendering nation-states obsolete. BCCI transcended religions and nationalities; it cut across the entire political spectrum, uniting countries and groups that, on the surface, were considered rivals, yet were unified in their pursuit of power.

BCCI consisted of a complex alliance of intelligence agencies, multinational corporations, weapons dealers, drug traffickers, terrorists, global bankers and high-ranking government officials. It involved leaders from 73 countries and formed what was described as “an elaborate corporate spider web.”

As former US Senate investigator Jack Blum described it:

“The problem that we are all having in dealing with this bank is that… it had 3,000 criminal customers and every one of those 3,000 criminal customers is a page one story. So if you pick up on one of [BCCI's] accounts you could find financing from nuclear weapons, gun running, narcotics dealing, and you will find all manner and means of crime around the world in the records of this bank.”

Elsewhere - people resist foreclosure schemes. Weaponization of space.

Freaky dude says "this is a drill and these are blanks" when blasting away....

PublicIntelligence - Everyday coverup on Credit Reporting system - Confidential Trans Union Automated Inquiry Credit Report User Guide | Public Intelligence, TransUnion Corporation Sale of Consumer Credit Information Privacy Litigation Decision 2002 | Public Intelligence, TransUnion Illegal Sale of Personal Credit Information 2000 FTC Documentation | Public Intelligence, and finally! TransUnion Threatens Public Intelligence Over Credit Reporting Guides | Public Intelligence. See also wikileaks ain't the only one getting sigacts entries these days - (U//FOUO) ISAF Regional Command SIGACTs Maps October 4-10, 2010 | Public Intelligence - proof sigacts

Domestic intel centers lack privacy plans. Little brother cybershark feeding frenzy. Weird Exterminator truck.

William Black on the great American Bank Robbery.

Gotta dig BareBones Productions — Outdoor Puppetry and Performance Art Spectacles via Ray Bradbury Something Wicked this Way Comes -- the carnival....

Yuk - Northwest Training Range Complex EIS/OEIS - even more so - WELCOME TO THE AEROSOL SOCIETY'S WEB PAGES | The Aerosol Society - & spooky EAC 2011 : Sunday 4th - Friday 9th September 2011 | EAC Conference. Waiting around on a new chemtrailz movie -- Chemtrails 911 - Supporting Evidence

Signed up for this, why not - RTR.org - The Social Network of the Revolution (Beta) - Home Page. runs partially on MooTools - a compact javascript framework

Failed pipeline negotiations with Taliban FOIA proof!

Big ups to this dude for linking to my story -- and talkin up the big NSA Neural Spying conspiracy. Learned about Akwei vs NSA, mysterious!

These guys must have bank accounts somewhere. shush. US-trained cartel terrorises Mexico - Features - Al Jazeera English

Dice is rigged in G20 cases in Pittsburgh. Fixed Fight - News - News - Pittsburgh City Paper

Nanopollution Morgellons!! NanoTransformation, GMO Diseases Morgellons and Beyond - More: YouTube - Morgellons and Agrobacterium: The Geneticist who Warned the World Part 1- Creepy - Morgellons Exposed - Jan Smith Home Page

A little fun w tech: Inside Pivotal Labs, the Agile Force Behind Twitter and Groupon: Tech News « and OpenFile Wants to Re-Invent Local Journalism: Tech News «

Makers n takers: ReMade: The Rebirth of the Maker Movement by Electromagnate — Kickstarter - related: 5 Reasons The Future Will Be Ruled By B.S. | Cracked.com - fantastic article.

Must see looks like: YouTube - Inside Job Trailer 2010 HD

WTF - McDonalds tracks burglars by spraying them with 'artificial DNA' as they make getaway | Mail Online

New project in town: MinnPost - Introducing the MinnPost Intelligencer

Lulz - Bill Clinton ‘Lost’ Nuke Launch Codes for Months -- News from Antiwar.com

DARPA Selects Four To Develop Super Computer....

Ahh leave it there for now. Have fun and stay sharp everyone!

LinkBatch for August 19th 2010: In-Q-Tel CIA front funded Google Earth; Insane Clown Posse; Microdrones; Fructose tumors; Hamid Gul

Let's start with the FDA's plan to kill everyone: Junk food-addicted rats chose to starve themselves rather than eat healthy food.

Kind of amazed that the Iraq 'combat mission' officially ended, as this seven-year epic dominated my college experience & well basically shaped a whole era. But did FOXnews even honorably observe the conclusion of the troops operations? How could they, when they can instead set fires and blather about Alaska oil pipelines?

I has a sad over this NYC mosque concerntrolling fauxtroversy. After all an urban area laden with knicknacks, fast food, gambling and strip clubz cannot be besotted by a JCC/YMCA like cultural center. Cultural arsonists & jacobins like Palin and Gingrich are quite depressing, but even worse it seems like the White House can't really work the daily news cycle.

Nice work: "Hallowed Ground" // The uplifting response to my Ground Zero post

CIA CASH CONDUIT - In-Q-Tel: CIA Venture Capital fund already funded Google Earth, formerly known as Keyhole. In-Q-Tel's tax return brags of developing, providing this software to the intelligence community. This is why Google Earth Server/Enterprise edition is now the 'keystone' of fusion center geospatial intelligence systems. Cryptome has their hilarious tax returns! cia-in-q-tel-06.zip // cia-in-q-tel-07.zip // cia-in-q-tel-08.zip

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Check this lol fro the 2008 return page 38. This is your Google Earth to 'fuse data from maps, images, text and other sources" etc

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In-Q-Tel — News & Press - a cached 2003 press release via google-watch:

In-Q-Tel, a private nonprofit venture funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, today announced a strategic investment in Keyhole Corp., a pioneer of interactive 3D earth visualization. The investment, made in February 2003, was In-Q-Tel's first engagement with a company on behalf of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA).

Also: CIA Invests in Open Source Lucene, Solr Search

Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring | dailyator.com:

The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future.

The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come. In a white paper, the company says its temporal analytics engine “goes beyond search” by “looking at the ‘invisible links’ between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events.”

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Quick Hits from STELLAR WIND NSA eavesdropping program: You can Tap a Blago But You Can't Convince A Jury It's For Realz: Behind the legal fight over NSA's "Stellar Wind" surveillance, ‘Stellar Wind’ routinely eavesdropped on journalists and public officials, Analysis: Speculation rife about NSA’s STELLAR WIND project | intelNews.org, NSA’s meta-data email surveillance program exposed. Meanwhile also: Unnecessary lies: A whistleblower's perspective on Necessary Secrets.

Pretty good Debordian view of the spectacular fear process: t r u t h o u t | States of Paralysis: America's Surrender to the Spectacle of Terror // also OMG a revisiting of torturing small kids with tons of LSD for MKULTRA: t r u t h o u t | The Hidden Tragedy of the CIA's Experiments on Children! Wow.

Economics: Ex-Reaganite notes the pocalypse! Op-Ed Contributor - Four Deformations of the Apocalypse - NYTimes.com. Don't miss the Hindenburg Omen that caught big buzz in recent days -- technical indicators of a crash. Boston Fed’s New Excuse for Missing the Housing Bubble: NoneOfUscouddanode « naked capitalism. FT.com / Technology - US matches Indian call centre costs. Entering a Death Spiral?: Tensions Rise in Greece as Austerity Measures Backfire - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Sparkin up Prop19: Rolling Stone has some nibbles. Expect turnout! Good ol California Uber Alles himself, Jerry Brown, declared "We've got to compete with China... And if everybody's stoned, how the hell are we going to make it?" Drug War Victims - Drug WarRant

High Fructose Corn Syrup shown to turbocharge replication of pancreatic cancer cells: 'Fructose-Slurping' Cancer Could Sour the Soda Business - DailyFinance // Cancer cells slurp up fructose, US study finds | Reuters: "Tumor cells thrive on sugar but they used the fructose to proliferate. "Importantly, fructose and glucose metabolism are quite different," Heaney's team wrote." No surprise that different chemicals prompt wayward cells like tumors to behave differently. There's more to treating tumors than chemical warfare & tons of radiation. New study: 85% of Big Pharma's new drugs are "lemons" and pose health risks to users. YUCK!

Local Hacklabz & Resilient Communities: get constructive with the new spiffy parts fabber in a shipping container! RESILIENT COMMUNITY: Forget Afghanistan, These are Needed in Detroit etc. && LOL GLOBAL GUERRILLA: Julian Assange. Moar Hackerspaces! hackerspaces like these - JOURNAL: Forget Silicon Valley and Wall Street.

Kroll Spy Coverup Ops escalate: Journalist Exposes How Private Investigation Firm Hired by Chevron Tried to Recruit Her as a Spy to Undermine $27B Suit in Ecuadorian Amazon. Earlier: Cherkasky Buys Back Sleuthing Firm Kroll from Company That Fired Him. This new company is called Altegrity, and also has US Investigative Services, the main gatekeeper for federal security clearances. Sounds like a terrifying new private equity complex. Kroll, long known as the CIA of Wall Street, also epically failed to secure the WTC facility (and thus would have enabled the spiez to plant thermite in the Towers or whatever).

Faveblogz: BlackListed News // Cryptogon.com // The Agonist . Sads: Pakistan: Over four million rendered homeless by floods, says UN. Radioactive Smoke from Fires in Chernobyl Fallout Zone. Companies Rush to Issue Riskier Debt as Investors Look for Higher Returns. Mind-Controlling Parasites Date Back Millions of Years | Bizarre Parasite Fungus | LiveScience

Great analysis on Sic Semper Tyrannis including Sic Semper Tyrannis : Of Chess and Baseball - David Habakkuk, illustrating how if Iran didn't command Hezbollah to retaliate after an Israeli airstrike, it would be a hell of a good chess move. Also Sic Semper Tyrannis : The Old and The New - Sale

Just add settler bits: The right's latest weapon: 'Zionist editing' on Wikipedia - Haaretz. Al-Manar AKA the Hezbollah news site, sez Al-ManarTV:: Israel-US Increase Military Cooperation, Hold Joint Exercises 15/08/2010.

Establishment == Sugarcoating Dismal Realities: Porno for Pessimists - BlackListed News. FBI issues more top secret clearance for terrorism cases - USATODAY. Tales from Stasiland: The letter that makes you disappear—By Scott Horton (Harper's). Conservative kiddos try to sing, get repressed & resist. Way to learn! The Return Of Civil Disobedience | Personal Liberty Digest: "This is America, we sing the national anthem. Who says on the Lincoln Memorial we can’t sing the national anthem, that’s what I want to know?” I don't agree that Lincoln was a "tyrannical dictator" compared to the slave masters, but hey I'm just a Yank.

UK noise grows over murdered Mr Kelly: Dr David Kelly was on a hitlist, says UN weapons expert as calls grow for full inquest | Mail Online

MicroDronez! I want! JOURNAL: When Drones Prank. OMG LOL AR.Drone.com – Parrot Wi-Fi quadricopter. Augmented Reality games on iPhone, iPod touch & iPad // Check it: microdrones GmbH | your eye in the sky

Hamid Gul is a lolcat! The Pakistani ex-ISI honcho gives a really good interview on Alex Jones.

Asset forfeiture sucks: The Government's License To Steal - Reason Magazine
Insane Clown Posse, magic magnets and feces: Insane Clown Posse: a magnet for ignorance... "Juggalo culture is what happens when hip-hop settles in the poverty-stricken cities and suburbs of America's rust belt."
Wow.. Seriously I had no idea all this was going on, I've ignored the whole thing, though recently heard about how ICP was actually a weird Christian indoctrination trick & the Dark Carnival motif was essentially a honeypot to get yokels into Christ. However they have apparently foisted a really bad movie, Big Money Rustlas (2010) / wiki . All this time I didn't understand where wiggers and their apparent subtype, juggalos, came from. Wow... And it's all due to Detroit. Look at all the merch.
ICP fans cause hardship in Hardin County. Who can dispute they are the most degenerate cultural force in America? Insane Clown Posse: Tila's Beatdown Was Her Own Fault and after attacking Tila Tequila they pegged Method Man, who will sue. Insane Midwestern Clown-Rap Fans Claim Second Victim // Was Tila Tequila Attacked with Feces by Raging Juggalos? (Yes. Updated). And Gawker also informs us American Apparel is going broke so their news isn't all disgusting.
ICP is a strange, strange thing which exalts violent ignorance - see Double Rainbow Guy and The Insane Clown Posse, in re "Fucking magnets, how do they work? // And I don’t wanna talk to a scientist // Y’all motherfuckers lying, and getting me pissed
In this, as in all things, I must support WU TANG. Nothin to fuck with! These bastards blamed Tila. (statement) How did this website get designed? Worst of all, Coolio got a tattoo in homage to these people and Juggalo is spelled wrong.
******Few more final bits: In Twist, Nonprofits Honor Technology’s Failures - NYTimes.com. Fun sites: The Top 100 Web Sites of 2010 - Undiscovered: Info | PCMag.com. CNSNews.com - EXCLUSIVE: Arizona Sheriff: Border Patrol Has Retreated from Parts of Border Because It’s ‘Too Dangerous’. What? Robert Lanza, M.D.: Does the Past Exist Yet? Evidence Suggests Your Past Isn't Set in Stone. Tell that to the debt collectors! Hm re Franken: The Mirthless Senate - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com, based onFilibusters and arcane obstructions in the Senate : The New Yorker... Nice articles. Till next time, unless they hit the kill switch!

First Amendment issue of our Time; Google & Verizon deal putting Net Neutrality & my industry on the chopping block. Franken, Ellison, Klobuchar: What's going on?

Currently the Internets, at the lowest level, is a freeway. That is, when I want to get traffic from site A B or C, there is no corporate toll structure slowing my traffic down. But obviously, the owners of the telecom pipes, and increasingly the bigger, more monopolistic and oligopoly-friendly players, want to slow down traffic against their competitors and independent players.

After news emerged this week that Google and Verizon are planning to cut a deal to privilege tiers of corporate-related Internet traffic at the expense of everyone else, (Google denies it in a suspiciously surly fashion) a wave of concern ricocheted around Internets that the end of Net Neutrality might have finally arrived.

I heartily agree with FreePress.net's urgency on the matter, and sent a Freepress petition with my own remarks into my elected officials. So far a Sen. Franken emailbot sent me a receipt, but nothing at all from Sen. Klobuchar. Rep. Ellison's office sent a quick receipt and now a reasonable enough response.

Another dimension of this battle involves the venue of regulation: the FCC could theoretically implement a "good" rule through its administrative process, and/or through Congress. Apparently FreePress trusts the FCC more than Congress right now, and it's certainly true that the telecom industry pretty much has effective control of Congress. Thus, HR 3458, as advocated by Rep. Ellison, is a risky strategy. Rep. Alan Grayson, darling of progressives and fiscal hawks for his challenges to the Federal Reserve, has let em down by backing away from the FCC approach (as well as expressing the usual AIPAC-friendly foreign policy stance).

Franken, saying it's the First Amendment issue of our time, has gone well out of his way to raise attention about Net Neutrality, most recently at the Netroots conference on July 24th. I got a basic answer from Ellison which seems reasonable enough for now.

With that in mind I sent this in via the FreePress.net wizardry, and I encourage you to send one too. This issue cuts across all political orientations, leaving only the Oblivious, Astroturfoids and Fans of Corporate Authoritarians against it. We all deserve to be bored by DailyKos and RedState content alike, at the same speed.

******

I am terrified that large corporate lobbies and the establishment in general are systematically trying to destroy the free Internet, and shut down and impede as many non-corporate sources of information as possible. Also, the recent deletion of 70,000+ blogs because of an apparently fake Al Qaeda magazine, due to some strange process by fiat of the Department of Homeland Security, is deeply troubling and lacks any due process. (Do you really think Al Qaeda suggests its supporters contact them over GMail, as the magazine states? How dumb is that?!)

The recent work by pro-lockdown legislators to narrow a needed proposed shield law, to exclude websites like Wikileaks, is also appalling and totally at odds with all the principles that have made our country economically viable, as well as a genuine marketplace of ideas. Responsibility for violating overgrown and corrupt secrecy rules falls not with websites, but with whoever violates their oath not to propagate sensitive information. I am disgusted that newspaper lobbyists are working to suppress protection for excellent websites like Cryptome.org that actually shed sunlight on the staggeringly vast wastes of Top Secret America.

The effort to destroy Net Neutrality and replace Internet service priority rules with cartel structures and deals will surely damage the US economy deeply, and give corporate fatcats the upper hand yet again to squelch the new avenues of information rapidly making them obsolete. This week it was reported Verizon and Google are nearing a deal to destroy Net Neutrality on Google-powered Verizon devices, and this kind of arrangement is fundamentally no different than Rockefeller, Carnegie, Standard Oil and other inefficient monopolist systems of previous eras. We will never get out of this deep economic collapse if legislation protecting fatcats is the only work product from Washington DC.

I work as a Web developer, developing sites for many people. The agenda against Net Neutrality is most directly an agenda against my clients, who deserve to make their sites available on equitable network standards. This is nothing more than cartels versus independent producers. How can my industry remain viable, let alone vibrant, if Net Neutrality gets destroyed by politicians and corporate lobbyists?

I agree with everything added below by FreePress.net:
Net Neutrality is the cornerstone of innovation, free speech and democracy on the Internet.

More than 1.9 million Americans have expressed support for Net Neutrality at Congress and the FCC. They want control over the Internet to remain in the hands of the people who use it every day.

Please stand with the public by protecting Net Neutrality once and for all.

******

Rep. Ellison's response:

August 6, 2010

Dear Daniel,

Thank you for contacting me about H.R. 3458, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 and net neutrality. I am honored to hear from you and proud to represent you in the United States Congress.

The Internet has become an integral part of our everyday lives. We utilize it daily for communications, commerce, business, education and research. I believe we must ensure that Internet access is universal and open to all lawful content and information. I share your sentiments regarding Internet freedom and further, I consider freedom to access the Internet on par with American rights to free press.

As you may know, there is increasing concern that the owners of the local broadband connections may block or discriminate against certain Internet users or applications in order to give an advantage to their own services. While owners of local networks have a legitimate right to manage traffic on their network to prevent congestion and viruses, they should not be able to block or degrade traffic based on the identity of the user or the type of application solely to favor their own interests. Like you, I am concerned that the ability of network providers to prioritize Internet traffic may give them too much power over the operation of, and access to, the Internet.

Currently, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act (H.R. 3458) is under consideration by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. While I do not serve on this Committee, please know that I will be certain to keep your views in mind as H.R. 3458 moves through the legislative process, and ultimately to the House floor for a vote.

As always, please feel free to contact me on this or any issue of concern. Sign up for our e-newsletter by visiting www.ellison.house.gov.

Sincerely,

Keith Ellison
United States House of Representatives

First Amendment issue of our Time; Google &#38; Verizon deal putting Net Neutrality &#38; my industry on the chopping block. Franken, Ellison, Klobuchar: What's going on?

Currently the Internets, at the lowest level, is a freeway. That is, when I want to get traffic from site A B or C, there is no corporate toll structure slowing my traffic down. But obviously, the owners of the telecom pipes, and increasingly the bigger, more monopolistic and oligopoly-friendly players, want to slow down traffic against their competitors and independent players.

After news emerged this week that Google and Verizon are planning to cut a deal to privilege tiers of corporate-related Internet traffic at the expense of everyone else, (Google denies it in a suspiciously surly fashion) a wave of concern ricocheted around Internets that the end of Net Neutrality might have finally arrived.

I heartily agree with FreePress.net's urgency on the matter, and sent a Freepress petition with my own remarks into my elected officials. So far a Sen. Franken emailbot sent me a receipt, but nothing at all from Sen. Klobuchar. Rep. Ellison's office sent a quick receipt and now a reasonable enough response.

Another dimension of this battle involves the venue of regulation: the FCC could theoretically implement a "good" rule through its administrative process, and/or through Congress. Apparently FreePress trusts the FCC more than Congress right now, and it's certainly true that the telecom industry pretty much has effective control of Congress. Thus, HR 3458, as advocated by Rep. Ellison, is a risky strategy. Rep. Alan Grayson, darling of progressives and fiscal hawks for his challenges to the Federal Reserve, has let em down by backing away from the FCC approach (as well as expressing the usual AIPAC-friendly foreign policy stance).

Franken, saying it's the First Amendment issue of our time, has gone well out of his way to raise attention about Net Neutrality, most recently at the Netroots conference on July 24th. I got a basic answer from Ellison which seems reasonable enough for now.

With that in mind I sent this in via the FreePress.net wizardry, and I encourage you to send one too. This issue cuts across all political orientations, leaving only the Oblivious, Astroturfoids and Fans of Corporate Authoritarians against it. We all deserve to be bored by DailyKos and RedState content alike, at the same speed.

******

I am terrified that large corporate lobbies and the establishment in general are systematically trying to destroy the free Internet, and shut down and impede as many non-corporate sources of information as possible. Also, the recent deletion of 70,000+ blogs because of an apparently fake Al Qaeda magazine, due to some strange process by fiat of the Department of Homeland Security, is deeply troubling and lacks any due process. (Do you really think Al Qaeda suggests its supporters contact them over GMail, as the magazine states? How dumb is that?!)

The recent work by pro-lockdown legislators to narrow a needed proposed shield law, to exclude websites like Wikileaks, is also appalling and totally at odds with all the principles that have made our country economically viable, as well as a genuine marketplace of ideas. Responsibility for violating overgrown and corrupt secrecy rules falls not with websites, but with whoever violates their oath not to propagate sensitive information. I am disgusted that newspaper lobbyists are working to suppress protection for excellent websites like Cryptome.org that actually shed sunlight on the staggeringly vast wastes of Top Secret America.

The effort to destroy Net Neutrality and replace Internet service priority rules with cartel structures and deals will surely damage the US economy deeply, and give corporate fatcats the upper hand yet again to squelch the new avenues of information rapidly making them obsolete. This week it was reported Verizon and Google are nearing a deal to destroy Net Neutrality on Google-powered Verizon devices, and this kind of arrangement is fundamentally no different than Rockefeller, Carnegie, Standard Oil and other inefficient monopolist systems of previous eras. We will never get out of this deep economic collapse if legislation protecting fatcats is the only work product from Washington DC.

I work as a Web developer, developing sites for many people. The agenda against Net Neutrality is most directly an agenda against my clients, who deserve to make their sites available on equitable network standards. This is nothing more than cartels versus independent producers. How can my industry remain viable, let alone vibrant, if Net Neutrality gets destroyed by politicians and corporate lobbyists?

I agree with everything added below by FreePress.net:
Net Neutrality is the cornerstone of innovation, free speech and democracy on the Internet.

More than 1.9 million Americans have expressed support for Net Neutrality at Congress and the FCC. They want control over the Internet to remain in the hands of the people who use it every day.

Please stand with the public by protecting Net Neutrality once and for all.

******

Rep. Ellison's response:

August 6, 2010

Dear Daniel,

Thank you for contacting me about H.R. 3458, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 and net neutrality. I am honored to hear from you and proud to represent you in the United States Congress.

The Internet has become an integral part of our everyday lives. We utilize it daily for communications, commerce, business, education and research. I believe we must ensure that Internet access is universal and open to all lawful content and information. I share your sentiments regarding Internet freedom and further, I consider freedom to access the Internet on par with American rights to free press.

As you may know, there is increasing concern that the owners of the local broadband connections may block or discriminate against certain Internet users or applications in order to give an advantage to their own services. While owners of local networks have a legitimate right to manage traffic on their network to prevent congestion and viruses, they should not be able to block or degrade traffic based on the identity of the user or the type of application solely to favor their own interests. Like you, I am concerned that the ability of network providers to prioritize Internet traffic may give them too much power over the operation of, and access to, the Internet.

Currently, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act (H.R. 3458) is under consideration by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. While I do not serve on this Committee, please know that I will be certain to keep your views in mind as H.R. 3458 moves through the legislative process, and ultimately to the House floor for a vote.

As always, please feel free to contact me on this or any issue of concern. Sign up for our e-newsletter by visiting www.ellison.house.gov.

Sincerely,

Keith Ellison
United States House of Representatives

Bad time for Asian plots! Iran busts Jundullah ringleader Rigi; Turkish Ergenekon arrested; Greek bonds; Judge: Welcome to the Fishbowl & MOAR

Quick hits for the fans of stuff & things. Welcome to the Fishbowl says a sad federal judge upon the abandonment of the 4th Amendment. Alex Kozinski in the 9th Circuit has some integrity... via Reason:

This is an extraordinary case: Our court approves, without blinking, a police sweep of a person’s home without a warrant, without probable cause, without reasonable suspicion and without exigency—in other words, with nothing at all to support the entry except the curiosity police always have about what they might find if they go rummaging around a suspect’s home. Once inside, the police managed to turn up a gun “in plain view”—stuck between two cushions of the living room couch—and we reward them by upholding the search.

Did I mention that this was an entry into somebody’s home, the place where the protections of the Fourth Amendment are supposedly at their zenith?…

The opinion misapplies Supreme Court precedent, conflicts with our own case law and is contrary to the great weight of authority in the other circuits. It is also the only case I know of, in any jurisdiction covered by the Fourth Amendment, where invasion of the home has been approved based on no showing whatsoever. Nada. Gar nichts. Rien du tout. Bupkes.

Whatever may have been left of the Fourth Amendment after [United States v. Black] is now gone. The evisceration of this crucial constitutional protector of the sanctity and privacy of what Americans consider their castles is pretty much complete. Welcome to the fish bowl.

Meahwhile.... The dumb ban on short selling should increase fake puffing up of the market nicely.

First off Iran and Pakistan cooperated to grab Abdolmalek Rigi, leader of the shady terrorist/militant ring Jundullah, which seems to have been an American (and possibly Indian &/or Israeli) supported Baluchi militant ring, the cats-paw for Chalabi-like gooning around. Wayne Madsen (waynemadsenreport.com) claimed Rigi was around on shady American bases and got snagged in a clever ISI-Iran op, forcing his plane to land in Dubai. Nice!

REUTERS: ANALYSIS - Rigi arrest may show easing Afghan regional tensions

On the flip side is Ergenekon, which is a humorous Turkish establishment conspiracy of secular ultranationalists perpetually plotting against the Islamists in that unique post-Byzantine way. A ton of people just got arrested and it's all really quite awesome.

NEWBORN DNA SCHEMEZ: I am glad to see the Newborn DNA scheme is getting more attention. AP story. NewScientist. Popsci.

MTV exec says Jersey Shore is civic minded for GenY.

Joe Stack and likely coming attractions. People need to stay peaceful and chill out in these dire times. However as usual with 'lone wolves' like poor Mr Stack, strange links to the military-industrial complex were close at hand. Stack shared a hangar with some guy all up in the L3 shady ops biz. What else is new?

Financial Chaos Beckons (dunnn dunnn dunnnn, sez my roommate) : California edging closer to BondFail. Europe hit by waves of strikes and tumult. A summer of discontent in the works eh? ZeroHedge is just great, read it! Everyday Greece insurrection. Eurostat debt adjustment. Downgrades. Moar downgrades.

FDIC reports NEGATIVE balance. The FDIC is reporting bad things to come and is opening a satellite office in Illinois. Moar on FDIC. Speaking of Illinois they had an interesting secret meeting of their legislators and the National Conference of State Legislatures,  and we can only fear the collapse/martial law style content, or whatever doomladen scenario you care to assume. {they said it was just so people felt comfortable to talk, however it did sound exciting in a way :-P }

GOP wants statutory limit to include GSEs, a risky bizniss. GSE whacks the dollar. Ron Paul and the amusing Watergate/Saddam Hussein/Federal Reserve nexus. SPY bumps from key algo. Record US debt vs Keynesianism from Bloomberg. Gold Market irregularities? Nifty story of Yamashita's epic lost gold. Maestro sez its tha worst evar. Gunning the mkt in afterhours bumps!

RBS is on the hook for all this Greekness and the UK govt is on the hook for RBS! Tobin Tax in EU??

HUD REO sales seems to be some kind of racket via this page including in Minnesota. BestAssets of Sugarland TX.

BOMBSTATE: Garry Wills and the Bomb State, national security coldwar bloat & more. The nukes really launched the secret state.

TERRORSTATE: Glenn Greenwald blew my mind with this bizarre Newsweek editorial roundtable about how the writers & editors define terrorism. w0w!

SAVVY PRESS: An intriguing philosophy of the Kool Kats in the press.

Quick tour of South America narconews stuff. Uribe has messe dup recelection in some unexpected petition mess.

Coca Cola is going into Mezcal in Oaxaca, Mexico and corruption and taking the community water are the usual items on the neo-capitalist entree.

For Haiti travesties see mediahacker.org.

Natural Health crackdown is coming for your vitamins and McCains trying to make it happen. So that we can be all forcefed cornsyrup or something. Aloe Vera FDA Crackdown:: let's learn!

There are over 300 aloe vera species on earth. But the Aloe Barbadensis Miller species has been the favorite for study in scientific literature today. The main focus in ongoing research is a group of polysaccharides that contain the healing agents known as aloe polymannans. They all have different healing potentials.

The polymannan sizes range from small to medium to large and very large. Each one has a level of healing that corresponds in magnitude with its size. It's the very large molecular weight and long chain polymannans that Dr. Danhof extracted for use on cancer patients. Injecting the large molecule extract was necessary because it is very difficult to absorb through the digestive system.

Another aspect of these polymannans, especially the larger ones, is their capacity for organizing the immune system. These polymannans provide a detection capacity for cells to determine exactly what is needed for various pathogenic invaders. Without them, the cells are shooting wildly in the dark, and that can lead to damaging cytotoxic autoimmune responses.

From researcher Dr. Ivan Danhof: "The very large molecules are immune modulating, which have a powerful healing effect on AIDS, cancer and many different immune system disorders. It is also this large molecule that causes the body to produce a natural chemical, tumor necrosis factors, which functions to shut off the blood supply to tumors."

Anywhooo... Chronic health problems in children soar! Start with Bisphenol-A.

Lawyer goons peddling authoritarian concepts of 'intellectual property' come out against Open Source via the RIAA/MPAA Intellectual Property Alliance.

Tech tip for Final Cut Pro captioning, try Caption In Yourself or Jubler. Also the OSX Fluid App makes embeddable apps.

Reviews of Collapse movie with Michael Ruppert. Great review from Roger Ebert (4/4) HipHop Republican, Metro students, WhatWouldtowatch, some jackass, Enviralment, good review @ dangerousintersection, Montreal Gazette. I will have a kewl Ruppert Q&A video up pretty soon here.

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