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EXCLUSIVE MnDOT info cake: 2.97gb emails/docs on the Mileage Based User Fee (MBUF)- Minnesota's GPS vehicle taxing regime in the works

After a long wait, on Nov 28 2012, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) released ~2.97 gigabytes of data from inside the development of a GPS-based vehicle tracking system intended to introduce a vehicle tax - which would entail a great deal of data constantly collected by the government on the whereabouts and everyday patterns of the taxed vehicles. The source URL posted yesterday is ftp://ftp2.dot.state.mn.us/pub/outbound/chiefcounsel/Nate%20Hansen%20Email/ .

My friend Nathan Hansen made the request, pursuing a long-running story of the buildout of these taxation-tracking highway techs. (Disclosure: I did some design work for Hansen previously) The 2008 story I did: Now Searchable: The MnDOT NASCO NAFTA Superhighway Document Stash && Index of /June 2008 MN DOT Request/NASCO - Hansen Request && Index of /June 2008 MN DOT Request/June 2008 Request && Index of /DOT. A lot of these plans fell by the wayside - and a special Minnesota Intellidrive project and MBUF is the new plan. Related: Melissa Hill's new blog allows you to "Track the Police" using public data && Private company hoarding license-plate data on US drivers. In May 2011 I did this story: Contracts for IntelliDrive MnDOT Military-Industrial/U of M plan to GPS-track all cars. This data dump continues the story.

There are a few important angles: comprehensive vehicle tracking data would be great for law enforcement, lawyers and big corporations to investigate everything in one's life, including 'retroactive surveillance' of previous activities. However, the "fees" that would be imposed on rural Minnesotans who have to drive around a lot would be quite burdensome.

From a quick look at the PDFs we find internal discussion points about such impending scams as 'carbon credit' trading (a greenwashing Goldman Sachs sponsored futures bubble, as Matt Taibbi reported). Additionally Raytheon and SAIC have both been involved in this "Intellidrive" national-scale super-project. Also, just because the user data is processed behind Battelle's firewall in no way signifies any level of security of personal information.

The main block of data posted is in huge Acrobat Reader X sized PDF files (1.1 and 1.6GB) . We have mirrored around the files and checked with md5hash in case the govt pulls any later. Acrobat Reader X is kinda bogging on these giant files -- it loads all the emails in a slow email reader-like interface). Plenty of items like "concept of operations" or "MBUF CONOPS" is in there, a lot of stuff about consultants. We are just starting to peer at it, but Adobe is difficult to work with (a svelte 400MB app yay).

To get this batch of files yourself, if you have UNIX wget for mirroring:

$ wget -mb ftp://ftp2.dot.state.mn.us/pub/outbound/chiefcounsel/Nate%20Hansen%20Email/

I definitely recommend installing wget for things like this, where the files are listed in a directory for quick scraping.

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DATA EXTRACTION BONUS CHALLENGE: To open the attachments on these emails, for OSX you have to use a program such as the free MailRaider: Download MailRaider for Mac - Read Outlook .msg files on your Mac. This is what you gotta do - in Acrobat, hit the paperclip on the side:

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After first picking out the individual PDF attachments in Acrobat (the paperclip icon) you can get it to open in MailRaider. Hit the 'Open' button in that side panel. Hopefully this will launch MailRaider. In MailRaider, flip open the sidebar you can get it to work like so:

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Here is the first PDF I was able to extract - Intell~1.pdf (2MB) - it is a "business sensitive" presentation by military-industrial contractor Battelle to MnDOT. Let's have some choice excerpts including particularly how they use taxing people driving around rural-ish places like Wright County as a target for the mileage tax.

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What could possibly go wrong?!

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It is always sad to see fine open source techs like GnuPG used to encrypt tracking data. Damn you Technocratic Capitalism!

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This is pretty alarming. Sterns, Wright, etc are counties full of peopl that can't afford to pay more.

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LOOKS LEGIT:

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So this is just one extracted PDF from a single email. If Battelle was actually a front for malicious space aliens who want all the inhabitants of this planet tagged and tracked, I would not be surprised!

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MIRROR ADDRESSES: Here is the first mirror of it. These files are big enough to crash your browser - maybe rightclick & Save As link so the PDF plugin doesn't keel over... I don't think we'll need tons of mirrors for this, but it's good to have a couple around.

the big ones are at:

http://tc.indymedia.org/files/mndotcake/ftp2.dot.state.mn.us/pub/outboun...
http://tc.indymedia.org/files/mndotcake/ftp2.dot.state.mn.us/pub/outboun... & also:

http://hongpong.com/files/mndotcake/Public%20QAM.pdf
http://hongpong.com/files/mndotcake/Public%20CommVault.pdf

dfc0fd1d4d6bdbcaf0498a50ee0f5fec Public CommVault.pdf 1.22 GB on disk (1,216,990,533 bytes)

cec386cc20000b7fe10297fc3ca0cdab Public QAM.pdf 1.7 GB on disk (1,698,431,132 bytes)

If you find gems tweet em with hashtag #mndotcake. If you find an open source way to work with files this big let us know. It will take some people to work on this. We invite people to occupythecomms.cc group infocake for looking at PDFs - this has group writing pads available (very easy, much like googledocs). Info on occupythecomms: https://occupythecomms.cc/pages/view/90009/activism-and-collaborative-media-methods

On the indymedia mirror the directoryIndex isn't cooperating yet (no folders list) but the files are here. The big ones are in bold, not too much in the others so far found.

You can generate a list of your wget mirror like this with:

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$ cd QAM\ Redactions/

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$ cd ../CommVault\ Redactions/

$ md5sum *

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$ cd ../QAM\ Redactions/Attachments/

$ md5sum *

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More on this as stuff develops. Happy tracker hunting!

FawkesFail: Even more #OpCartel related shadiness: Anonymous hive instantly rejects @FawkesSecurity feds/contractors/fools posting violent threat, false flag or buffoonery

‏@AnonNCarolina2 - We spend all night informing ppl about indefinite detention only to be placed at the top of the list by some dumbfuck. #StopNDAA#Anonymous - SOURCE

Fortunately #stopNDAA at least hit a huge volume on twitter during tonight's presidential debate. So... Synchronicity in the Fog? Less than 24 hours after posting loose notes on #OpCartel & possible evidence of related Anonymous false flags / synthetic setups staged by contractors and handlers ( ECHELON GCSB military surveillance vs New Zealand & Kim Dotcom; IRC logs on Anonymous false flag attacks viewed anew; Barrett Brown setup via #OpCartel ) naturally yet another very similar likely falseflag trial balloon (or sheer dumbassery) has just been sent up. It's easy to speculate this is intended to defame &/or distract from stuff like the announced Tyler P2P leaking platform project & other peaceful modes of information dissent.

The first time I heard of FawkesSec (assuming that's the same general thing as FawkesSecurity) I heard it was a contractor setup. And now here we are. I'm not the only one who noticed a flow of BS. & also this.

/// UPDATE: @anon_prole flags: "RT @MsSamanthaMarie FB profile is the admin to FawkesSecurity group page that's listed on twitter profile https://www.facebook.com/jodie.rushforth @Anonyops" and "FYI our friend Fawkessecurity was the one threatening @twitter 4 @Anon_Central suspension https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xDRwRIzbeY … cc. @Anony_Central @Anonyops". /// Someone instantly made a semi-offensive Flash anime about this? Damn quick/// Really handy tips for watching social media on this story via @anonOccuBloc : FawkesSecurity #Twitter Analysis | http://analytics.topsy.com/?q=fawkessecurity | http://mentionmapp.com/beta/classic/index.php#user-fawkessecurity | http://www.twinitor.com/#q=fawkessecurity&lang=all&stop_spam=0&stop_porn=0 | http://trendsmap.com/topic/%40fawkessecurity |

Researchers have started looking at the FawkesSecurity facebook group &etc. See @AnonyOps, Alexa O'Brien for notes & Paul Henderson (Vizfosho) among the first to flag what was going on. @AmberLyon mentioned her sources said it's evidently fake and she'd seen similar before.

The crazy thing is that the new bomb threat video posted by @fawkesSecurity uses the same basic video file as the original #OpCartel video, which is broadly believed to have been a setup or falseflag. [see this one for the highest view count] O_o


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On the diametrically opposite side, this seems pretty representative of the genuine idea among the 'real Anonymous', having observed for some time: AnonPaste via Twitter / Anon_Prole: #ProTip: Whoever claims to ...

Anonymous is a non-violent resistance movement consisting of a global collective of autonomous individuals who adhere to these basic principles: 1) Do not attack the media. (This includes main stream, independent, and social media) 2) Do not attack critical infrastructure. (Such as communications networks, power grids - or hospitals) 3) Work for Justice and Freedom. (Especially with regards to freedom of information and the internet) ANYONE anywhere can initiate an Anonymous operation, action, or group - and so long as they adhere to these basic principles they are as much Anonymous as anyone. EVERYONE is Anonymous.

Another statement calling out @fawkessecurity:Anonymous response to false #OpV attack. - Pastebin.com via here

Ohai /b/ros,

Welcome sit sit sit... Grab some popcorn and watch this fail.

Fawkes Security whether fed or disinfo fucktard, has been 100% fail since day one.

Here is a little list of fails:

False Facebook attack fails.

Taking credit for others ddos attacks fail.

Attempting to link Project Mayhem 2012 / TYLER with physical disruption fail... (Just like NSA & DHS have attempted.)

AND NOW Linking #OpV with a bomb plot fail!

w0000000hoooo!

Anyhow, this Anon has simply gain fame by reuploading Anonymous videos onto Youtube for almost a year while creating hardly any videos which have NEVER amounted to anything.   

Channels:

https://www.youtube.com/user/FawkesS3curity

https://www.youtube.com/user/FawkesSecurity

This Anon is a cancer to the internet.

As for this Anon linking Project Mayhem 2012 to harmful and illegal activities ('Fawkes Virus', releasing viruses on 12.21.2012 and physical disruption.) we say, bring on the disinfo, we encourage it. Any disinfo you throw at us will only be fuel to the fire that will burn this world, because EVERYONE knows PM2012 will NEVER do ANYTHING ILLEGAL.

Love and Lulz,

Anonymous

&& a little earlier went around: Response to @FawkesSecurity Threat - Pastebin.com (although I don't get why these people and fawkessecurity both transpose the usual forgive/forget epithet): [line breaks edited, dang ASCII art & pre tag]


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This message is to the media:
Earlier tonight, the Twitter account @FawkesSecurity posted a link to a pastebin and a YouTube video that stated the following:
"As of today 200 kilograms of composite Nitroglycerin and commercial explosives have effectively been concealed in a government building"
Let us be perfectly clear: Anonymous is not a terrorist organization. Anonymous does not use bombs. Anonymous does not condone violence
in any way.Anonymous supports justice and universal equal rights. We support peaceful protest.
At this time, we are not sure whether or not @FawkesSecurity is trying to troll, or if he's trying to discredit the name of Anonymous
in the eyes of the world. Maybe @FawkesSecurity's twitter and YouTube account was hacked. Perhaps this is the FBI's way of trying to
label Anonymous as terrorists so they can begin using the NDAA against us.
Either way, fuck whoever posted that threat.
We are Anonymous
We are legion
We do not forget
We do not forgive
Expect us

Also, who is this guy? He's sent tweets to fawkessecurity in the last few days (& bizarre emails to people) & doesn't seem too balanced. We have had more than a few like this, but something unique going on here :/

...and also check this out: on Subliminal Ridge: Doxing and the Barrett Brown Indictment. Important info about the 'restricted information' BS: In this law, the term “restricted personal information” means, "with respect to an individual, the Social Security number, the home address, home phone number, mobile phone number, personal email, or home fax number of, and identifiable to, that individual." ... yet to cite merely one recent example on Cryptome.org this kind of stuff is already not 'restricted' at all!

Regarding FBI surveillance, see new infos: Anarchists targeted after Seattle's May Day protests - Los Angeles Times // Affidavit: Feds tracked Ore. anarchists to Seattle - AP. Music in support of those hassled.

UPDATE: VizFoSho adds : "@GlobalRevLive can you put this at the bottom? @Anon_Prole @DBCOOPA @AnonyOps @AmberLyon #TittySprinkles http://pic.twitter.com/nRw88ZHj" [NSFW]

The Gentleperson's Guide to Forum Spies - for decoding astroturfing & malicious forum & Internet operations, trolls, sockpuppets, crapflooding & disinfo specialists

Reposting this as it's a much more handy summary than I could give. Neato! I think we're seeing this get more and more privatized as well -- I have a couple flagrant sockpuppets I know and love, they are like a handy little COINTELPRO weathervane. When talking Information Operations (not to mention spinstorms) this is stuff that should be right on hand.

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A sends:

The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies (spooks, feds, etc.)

http://pastebin.com/irj4Fyd5

1. COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum
2. Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation
3. Eight Traits of the Disinformationalist
4. How to Spot a Spy (Cointelpro Agent)
5. Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression
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COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum..

There are several techniques for the control and manipulation of a internet forum no matter what, or who is on it. We will go over each technique and demonstrate that only a minimal number of operatives can be used to eventually and effectively gain a control of a 'uncontrolled forum.'

Technique #1 - 'FORUM SLIDING'

If a very sensitive posting of a critical nature has been posted on a forum - it can be quickly removed from public view by 'forum sliding.' In this technique a number of unrelated posts are quietly prepositioned on the forum and allowed to 'age.' Each of these misdirectional forum postings can then be called upon at will to trigger a 'forum slide.' The second requirement is that several fake accounts exist, which can be called upon, to ensure that this technique is not exposed to the public. To trigger a 'forum slide' and 'flush' the critical post out of public view it is simply a matter of logging into each account both real and fake and then 'replying' to prepositined postings with a simple 1 or 2 line comment. This brings the unrelated postings to the top of the forum list, and the critical posting 'slides' down the front page, and quickly out of public view. Although it is difficult or impossible to censor the posting it is now lost in a sea of unrelated and unuseful postings. By this means it becomes effective to keep the readers of the forum reading unrelated and non-issue items.

Technique #2 - 'CONSENSUS CRACKING'

A second highly effective technique (which you can see in operation all the time at www.abovetopsecret.com) is 'consensus cracking.' To develop a consensus crack, the following technique is used. Under the guise of a fake account a posting is made which looks legitimate and is towards the truth is made - but the critical point is that it has a VERY WEAK PREMISE without substantive proof to back the posting. Once this is done then under alternative fake accounts a very strong position in your favour is slowly introduced over the life of the posting. It is IMPERATIVE that both sides are initially presented, so the uninformed reader cannot determine which side is the truth. As postings and replies are made the stronger 'evidence' or disinformation in your favour is slowly 'seeded in.' Thus the uninformed reader will most like develop the same position as you, and if their position is against you their opposition to your posting will be most likely dropped. However in some cases where the forum members are highly educated and can counter your disinformation with real facts and linked postings, you can then 'abort' the consensus cracking by initiating a 'forum slide.'

Technique #3 - 'TOPIC DILUTION'

Topic dilution is not only effective in forum sliding it is also very useful in keeping the forum readers on unrelated and non-productive issues. This is a critical and useful technique to cause a 'RESOURCE BURN.' By implementing continual and non-related postings that distract and disrupt (trolling ) the forum readers they are more effectively stopped from anything of any real productivity. If the intensity of gradual dilution is intense enough, the readers will effectively stop researching and simply slip into a 'gossip mode.' In this state they can be more easily misdirected away from facts towards uninformed conjecture and opinion. The less informed they are the more effective and easy it becomes to control the entire group in the direction that you would desire the group to go in. It must be stressed that a proper assessment of the psychological capabilities and levels of education is first determined of the group to determine at what level to 'drive in the wedge.' By being too far off topic too quickly it may trigger censorship by a forum moderator.

Technique #4 - 'INFORMATION COLLECTION'

Information collection is also a very effective method to determine the psychological level of the forum members, and to gather intelligence that can be used against them. In this technique in a light and positive environment a 'show you mine so me yours' posting is initiated. From the number of replies and the answers that are provided much statistical information can be gathered. An example is to post your 'favourite weapon' and then encourage other members of the forum to showcase what they have. In this matter it can be determined by reverse proration what percentage of the forum community owns a firearm, and or a illegal weapon. This same method can be used by posing as one of the form members and posting your favourite 'technique of operation.' From the replies various methods that the group utilizes can be studied and effective methods developed to stop them from their activities.

Technique #5 - 'ANGER TROLLING'

Statistically, there is always a percentage of the forum posters who are more inclined to violence. In order to determine who these individuals are, it is a requirement to present a image to the forum to deliberately incite a strong psychological reaction. From this the most violent in the group can be effectively singled out for reverse IP location and possibly local enforcement tracking. To accomplish this only requires posting a link to a video depicting a local police officer massively abusing his power against a very innocent individual. Statistically of the million or so police officers in America there is always one or two being caught abusing there powers and the taping of the activity can be then used for intelligence gathering purposes - without the requirement to 'stage' a fake abuse video. This method is extremely effective, and the more so the more abusive the video can be made to look. Sometimes it is useful to 'lead' the forum by replying to your own posting with your own statement of violent intent, and that you 'do not care what the authorities think!!' inflammation. By doing this and showing no fear it may be more effective in getting the more silent and self-disciplined violent intent members of the forum to slip and post their real intentions. This can be used later in a court of law during prosecution.

Technique #6 - 'GAINING FULL CONTROL'

It is important to also be harvesting and continually maneuvering for a forum moderator position. Once this position is obtained, the forum can then be effectively and quietly controlled by deleting unfavourable postings - and one can eventually steer the forum into complete failure and lack of interest by the general public. This is the 'ultimate victory' as the forum is no longer participated with by the general public and no longer useful in maintaining their freedoms. Depending on the level of control you can obtain, you can deliberately steer a forum into defeat by censoring postings, deleting memberships, flooding, and or accidentally taking the forum offline. By this method the forum can be quickly killed. However it is not always in the interest to kill a forum as it can be converted into a 'honey pot' gathering center to collect and misdirect newcomers and from this point be completely used for your control for your agenda purposes.

CONCLUSION

Remember these techniques are only effective if the forum participants DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THEM. Once they are aware of these techniques the operation can completely fail, and the forum can become uncontrolled. At this point other avenues must be considered such as initiating a false legal precidence to simply have the forum shut down and taken offline. This is not desirable as it then leaves the enforcement agencies unable to track the percentage of those in the population who always resist attempts for control against them. Many other techniques can be utilized and developed by the individual and as you develop further techniques of infiltration and control it is imperative to share then with HQ.
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Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation

Note: The first rule and last five (or six, depending on situation) rules are generally not directly within the ability of the traditional disinfo artist to apply. These rules are generally used more directly by those at the leadership, key players, or planning level of the criminal conspiracy or conspiracy to cover up.

1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Regardless of what you know, don't discuss it -- especially if you are a public figure, news anchor, etc. If it's not reported, it didn't happen, and you never have to deal with the issues.

2. Become incredulous and indignant. Avoid discussing key issues and instead focus on side issues which can be used show the topic as being critical of some otherwise sacrosanct group or theme. This is also known as the 'How dare you!' gambit.

3. Create rumor mongers. Avoid discussing issues by describing all charges, regardless of venue or evidence, as mere rumors and wild accusations. Other derogatory terms mutually exclusive of truth may work as well. This method which works especially well with a silent press, because the only way the public can learn of the facts are through such 'arguable rumors'. If you can associate the material with the Internet, use this fact to certify it a 'wild rumor' from a 'bunch of kids on the Internet' which can have no basis in fact.

4. Use a straw man. Find or create a seeming element of your opponent's argument which you can easily knock down to make yourself look good and the opponent to look bad. Either make up an issue you may safely imply exists based on your interpretation of the opponent/opponent arguments/situation, or select the weakest aspect of the weakest charges. Amplify their significance and destroy them in a way which appears to debunk all the charges, real and fabricated alike, while actually avoiding discussion of the real issues.

5. Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule. This is also known as the primary 'attack the messenger' ploy, though other methods qualify as variants of that approach. Associate opponents with unpopular titles such as 'kooks', 'right-wing', 'liberal', 'left-wing', 'terrorists', 'conspiracy buffs', 'radicals', 'militia', 'racists', 'religious fanatics', 'sexual deviates', and so forth. This makes others shrink from support out of fear of gaining the same label, and you avoid dealing with issues.

6. Hit and Run. In any public forum, make a brief attack of your opponent or the opponent position and then scamper off before an answer can be fielded, or simply ignore any answer. This works extremely well in Internet and letters-to-the-editor environments where a steady stream of new identities can be called upon without having to explain criticism, reasoning -- simply make an accusation or other attack, never discussing issues, and never answering any subsequent response, for that would dignify the opponent's viewpoint.

7. Question motives. Twist or amplify any fact which could be taken to imply that the opponent operates out of a hidden personal agenda or other bias. This avoids discussing issues and forces the accuser on the defensive.

8. Invoke authority. Claim for yourself or associate yourself with authority and present your argument with enough 'jargon' and 'minutia' to illustrate you are 'one who knows', and simply say it isn't so without discussing issues or demonstrating concretely why or citing sources.

9. Play Dumb. No matter what evidence or logical argument is offered, avoid discussing issues except with denials they have any credibility, make any sense, provide any proof, contain or make a point, have logic, or support a conclusion. Mix well for maximum effect.

10. Associate opponent charges with old news. A derivative of the straw man -- usually, in any large-scale matter of high visibility, someone will make charges early on which can be or were already easily dealt with - a kind of investment for the future should the matter not be so easily contained.) Where it can be foreseen, have your own side raise a straw man issue and have it dealt with early on as part of the initial contingency plans. Subsequent charges, regardless of validity or new ground uncovered, can usually then be associated with the original charge and dismissed as simply being a rehash without need to address current issues -- so much the better where the opponent is or was involved with the original source.

11. Establish and rely upon fall-back positions. Using a minor matter or element of the facts, take the 'high road' and 'confess' with candor that some innocent mistake, in hindsight, was made -- but that opponents have seized on the opportunity to blow it all out of proportion and imply greater criminalities which, 'just isn't so.' Others can reinforce this on your behalf, later, and even publicly 'call for an end to the nonsense' because you have already 'done the right thing.' Done properly, this can garner sympathy and respect for 'coming clean' and 'owning up' to your mistakes without addressing more serious issues.

12. Enigmas have no solution. Drawing upon the overall umbrella of events surrounding the crime and the multitude of players and events, paint the entire affair as too complex to solve. This causes those otherwise following the matter to begin to lose interest more quickly without having to address the actual issues.

13. Alice in Wonderland Logic. Avoid discussion of the issues by reasoning backwards or with an apparent deductive logic which forbears any actual material fact.

14. Demand complete solutions. Avoid the issues by requiring opponents to solve the crime at hand completely, a ploy which works best with issues qualifying for rule 10.

15. Fit the facts to alternate conclusions. This requires creative thinking unless the crime was planned with contingency conclusions in place.

16. Vanish evidence and witnesses. If it does not exist, it is not fact, and you won't have to address the issue.

17. Change the subject. Usually in connection with one of the other ploys listed here, find a way to side-track the discussion with abrasive or controversial comments in hopes of turning attention to a new, more manageable topic. This works especially well with companions who can 'argue' with you over the new topic and polarize the discussion arena in order to avoid discussing more key issues.

18. Emotionalize, Antagonize, and Goad Opponents. If you can't do anything else, chide and taunt your opponents and draw them into emotional responses which will tend to make them look foolish and overly motivated, and generally render their material somewhat less coherent. Not only will you avoid discussing the issues in the first instance, but even if their emotional response addresses the issue, you can further avoid the issues by then focusing on how 'sensitive they are to criticism.'

19. Ignore proof presented, demand impossible proofs. This is perhaps a variant of the 'play dumb' rule. Regardless of what material may be presented by an opponent in public forums, claim the material irrelevant and demand proof that is impossible for the opponent to come by (it may exist, but not be at his disposal, or it may be something which is known to be safely destroyed or withheld, such as a murder weapon.) In order to completely avoid discussing issues, it may be required that you to categorically deny and be critical of media or books as valid sources, deny that witnesses are acceptable, or even deny that statements made by government or other authorities have any meaning or relevance.

20. False evidence. Whenever possible, introduce new facts or clues designed and manufactured to conflict with opponent presentations -- as useful tools to neutralize sensitive issues or impede resolution. This works best when the crime was designed with contingencies for the purpose, and the facts cannot be easily separated from the fabrications.

21. Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor, or other empowered investigative body. Subvert the (process) to your benefit and effectively neutralize all sensitive issues without open discussion. Once convened, the evidence and testimony are required to be secret when properly handled. For instance, if you own the prosecuting attorney, it can insure a Grand Jury hears no useful evidence and that the evidence is sealed and unavailable to subsequent investigators. Once a favorable verdict is achieved, the matter can be considered officially closed. Usually, this technique is applied to find the guilty innocent, but it can also be used to obtain charges when seeking to frame a victim.

22. Manufacture a new truth. Create your own expert(s), group(s), author(s), leader(s) or influence existing ones willing to forge new ground via scientific, investigative, or social research or testimony which concludes favorably. In this way, if you must actually address issues, you can do so authoritatively.

23. Create bigger distractions. If the above does not seem to be working to distract from sensitive issues, or to prevent unwanted media coverage of unstoppable events such as trials, create bigger news stories (or treat them as such) to distract the multitudes.

24. Silence critics. If the above methods do not prevail, consider removing opponents from circulation by some definitive solution so that the need to address issues is removed entirely. This can be by their death, arrest and detention, blackmail or destruction of their character by release of blackmail information, or merely by destroying them financially, emotionally, or severely damaging their health.

25. Vanish. If you are a key holder of secrets or otherwise overly illuminated and you think the heat is getting too hot, to avoid the issues, vacate the kitchen.
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Eight Traits of the Disinformationalist

1) Avoidance. They never actually discuss issues head-on or provide constructive input, generally avoiding citation of references or credentials. Rather, they merely imply this, that, and the other. Virtually everything about their presentation implies their authority and expert knowledge in the matter without any further justification for credibility.

2) Selectivity. They tend to pick and choose opponents carefully, either applying the hit-and-run approach against mere commentators supportive of opponents, or focusing heavier attacks on key opponents who are known to directly address issues. Should a commentator become argumentative with any success, the focus will shift to include the commentator as well.

3) Coincidental. They tend to surface suddenly and somewhat coincidentally with a new controversial topic with no clear prior record of participation in general discussions in the particular public arena involved. They likewise tend to vanish once the topic is no longer of general concern. They were likely directed or elected to be there for a reason, and vanish with the reason.

4) Teamwork. They tend to operate in self-congratulatory and complementary packs or teams. Of course, this can happen naturally in any public forum, but there will likely be an ongoing pattern of frequent exchanges of this sort where professionals are involved. Sometimes one of the players will infiltrate the opponent camp to become a source for straw man or other tactics designed to dilute opponent presentation strength.

5) Anti-conspiratorial. They almost always have disdain for 'conspiracy theorists' and, usually, for those who in any way believe JFK was not killed by LHO. Ask yourself why, if they hold such disdain for conspiracy theorists, do they focus on defending a single topic discussed in a NG focusing on conspiracies? One might think they would either be trying to make fools of everyone on every topic, or simply ignore the group they hold in such disdain.Or, one might more rightly conclude they have an ulterior motive for their actions in going out of their way to focus as they do.

6) Artificial Emotions. An odd kind of 'artificial' emotionalism and an unusually thick skin -- an ability to persevere and persist even in the face of overwhelming criticism and unacceptance. This likely stems from intelligence community training that, no matter how condemning the evidence, deny everything, and never become emotionally involved or reactive. The net result for a disinfo artist is that emotions can seem artificial.

Most people, if responding in anger, for instance, will express their animosity throughout their rebuttal. But disinfo types usually have trouble maintaining the 'image' and are hot and cold with respect to pretended emotions and their usually more calm or unemotional communications style. It's just a job, and they often seem unable to 'act their role in character' as well in a communications medium as they might be able in a real face-to-face conversation/confrontation. You might have outright rage and indignation one moment, ho-hum the next, and more anger later -- an emotional yo-yo.

With respect to being thick-skinned, no amount of criticism will deter them from doing their job, and they will generally continue their old disinfo patterns without any adjustments to criticisms of how obvious it is that they play that game -- where a more rational individual who truly cares what others think might seek to improve their communications style, substance, and so forth, or simply give up.

7) Inconsistent. There is also a tendency to make mistakes which betray their true self/motives. This may stem from not really knowing their topic, or it may be somewhat 'freudian', so to speak, in that perhaps they really root for the side of truth deep within.

I have noted that often, they will simply cite contradictory information which neutralizes itself and the author. For instance, one such player claimed to be a Navy pilot, but blamed his poor communicating skills (spelling, grammar, incoherent style) on having only a grade-school education. I'm not aware of too many Navy pilots who don't have a college degree. Another claimed no knowledge of a particular topic/situation but later claimed first-hand knowledge of it.

8) Time Constant. Recently discovered, with respect to News Groups, is the response time factor. There are three ways this can be seen to work, especially when the government or other empowered player is involved in a cover up operation:

a) ANY NG posting by a targeted proponent for truth can result in an IMMEDIATE response. The government and other empowered players can afford to pay people to sit there and watch for an opportunity to do some damage. SINCE DISINFO IN A NG ONLY WORKS IF THE READER SEES IT - FAST RESPONSE IS CALLED FOR, or the visitor may be swayed towards truth.

b) When dealing in more direct ways with a disinformationalist, such as email, DELAY IS CALLED FOR - there will usually be a minimum of a 48-72 hour delay. This allows a sit-down team discussion on response strategy for best effect, and even enough time to 'get permission' or instruction from a formal chain of command.

c) In the NG example 1) above, it will often ALSO be seen that bigger guns are drawn and fired after the same 48-72 hours delay - the team approach in play. This is especially true when the targeted truth seeker or their comments are considered more important with respect to potential to reveal truth. Thus, a serious truth sayer will be attacked twice for the same sin.

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How to Spot a Spy (Cointelpro Agent)

One way to neutralize a potential activist is to get them to be in a group that does all the wrong things. Why?

1) The message doesn't get out.
2) A lot of time is wasted
3) The activist is frustrated and discouraged
4) Nothing good is accomplished.

FBI and Police Informers and Infiltrators will infest any group and they have phoney activist organizations established.

Their purpose is to prevent any real movement for justice or eco-peace from developing in this country.

Agents come in small, medium or large. They can be of any ethnic background. They can be male or female.

The actual size of the group or movement being infiltrated is irrelevant. It is the potential the movement has for becoming large which brings on the spies and saboteurs.

This booklet lists tactics agents use to slow things down, foul things up, destroy the movement and keep tabs on activists.

It is the agent's job to keep the activist from quitting such a group, thus keeping him/her under control.

In some situations, to get control, the agent will tell the activist:

"You're dividing the movement."

[Here, I have added the psychological reasons as to WHY this maneuver works to control people]

This invites guilty feelings. Many people can be controlled by guilt. The agents begin relationships with activists behind a well-developed mask of "dedication to the cause." Because of their often declared dedication, (and actions designed to prove this), when they criticize the activist, he or she - being truly dedicated to the movement - becomes convinced that somehow, any issues are THEIR fault. This is because a truly dedicated person tends to believe that everyone has a conscience and that nobody would dissimulate and lie like that "on purpose." It's amazing how far agents can go in manipulating an activist because the activist will constantly make excuses for the agent who regularly declares their dedication to the cause. Even if they do, occasionally, suspect the agent, they will pull the wool over their own eyes by rationalizing: "they did that unconsciously... they didn't really mean it... I can help them by being forgiving and accepting " and so on and so forth.

The agent will tell the activist:

"You're a leader!"

This is designed to enhance the activist's self-esteem. His or her narcissistic admiration of his/her own activist/altruistic intentions increase as he or she identifies with and consciously admires the altruistic declarations of the agent which are deliberately set up to mirror those of the activist.

This is "malignant pseudoidentification." It is the process by which the agent consciously imitates or simulates a certain behavior to foster the activist's identification with him/her, thus increasing the activist's vulnerability to exploitation. The agent will simulate the more subtle self-concepts of the activist.

Activists and those who have altruistic self-concepts are most vulnerable to malignant pseudoidentification especially during work with the agent when the interaction includes matter relating to their competency, autonomy, or knowledge.

The goal of the agent is to increase the activist's general empathy for the agent through pseudo-identification with the activist's self-concepts.

The most common example of this is the agent who will compliment the activist for his competency or knowledge or value to the movement. On a more subtle level, the agent will simulate affects and mannerisms of the activist which promotes identification via mirroring and feelings of "twinship". It is not unheard of for activists, enamored by the perceived helpfulness and competence of a good agent, to find themselves considering ethical violations and perhaps, even illegal behavior, in the service of their agent/handler.

The activist's "felt quality of perfection" [self-concept] is enhanced, and a strong empathic bond is developed with the agent through his/her imitation and simulation of the victim's own narcissistic investments. [self-concepts] That is, if the activist knows, deep inside, their own dedication to the cause, they will project that onto the agent who is "mirroring" them.

The activist will be deluded into thinking that the agent shares this feeling of identification and bonding. In an activist/social movement setting, the adversarial roles that activists naturally play vis a vis the establishment/government, fosters ongoing processes of intrapsychic splitting so that "twinship alliances" between activist and agent may render whole sectors or reality testing unavailable to the activist. They literally "lose touch with reality."

Activists who deny their own narcissistic investments [do not have a good idea of their own self-concepts and that they ARE concepts] and consciously perceive themselves (accurately, as it were) to be "helpers" endowed with a special amount of altruism are exceedingly vulnerable to the affective (emotional) simulation of the accomplished agent.

Empathy is fostered in the activist through the expression of quite visible affects. The presentation of tearfulness, sadness, longing, fear, remorse, and guilt, may induce in the helper-oriented activist a strong sense of compassion, while unconsciously enhancing the activist's narcissistic investment in self as the embodiment of goodness.

The agent's expresssion of such simulated affects may be quite compelling to the observer and difficult to distinguish from deep emotion.

It can usually be identified by two events, however:

First, the activist who has analyzed his/her own narcissistic roots and is aware of his/her own potential for being "emotionally hooked," will be able to remain cool and unaffected by such emotional outpourings by the agent.

As a result of this unaffected, cool, attitude, the Second event will occur: The agent will recompensate much too quickly following such an affective expression leaving the activist with the impression that "the play has ended, the curtain has fallen," and the imposture, for the moment, has finished. The agent will then move quickly to another activist/victim.

The fact is, the movement doesn't need leaders, it needs MOVERS. "Follow the leader" is a waste of time.

A good agent will want to meet as often as possible. He or she will talk a lot and say little. One can expect an onslaught of long, unresolved discussions.

Some agents take on a pushy, arrogant, or defensive manner:

1) To disrupt the agenda
2) To side-track the discussion
3) To interrupt repeatedly
4) To feign ignorance
5) To make an unfounded accusation against a person.

Calling someone a racist, for example. This tactic is used to discredit a person in the eyes of all other group members.

Saboteurs

Some saboteurs pretend to be activists. She or he will ....

1) Write encyclopedic flyers (in the present day, websites)
2) Print flyers in English only.
3) Have demonstrations in places where no one cares.
4) Solicit funding from rich people instead of grass roots support
5) Display banners with too many words that are confusing.
6) Confuse issues.
7) Make the wrong demands.
Cool Compromise the goal.
9) Have endless discussions that waste everyone's time. The agent may accompany the endless discussions with drinking, pot smoking or other amusement to slow down the activist's work.

Provocateurs

1) Want to establish "leaders" to set them up for a fall in order to stop the movement.
2) Suggest doing foolish, illegal things to get the activists in trouble.
3) Encourage militancy.
4) Want to taunt the authorities.
5) Attempt to make the activist compromise their values.
6) Attempt to instigate violence. Activisim ought to always be non-violent.
7) Attempt to provoke revolt among people who are ill-prepared to deal with the reaction of the authorities to such violence.

Informants

1) Want everyone to sign up and sing in and sign everything.
2) Ask a lot of questions (gathering data).
3) Want to know what events the activist is planning to attend.
4) Attempt to make the activist defend him or herself to identify his or her beliefs, goals, and level of committment.

Recruiting

Legitimate activists do not subject people to hours of persuasive dialog. Their actions, beliefs, and goals speak for themselves.

Groups that DO recruit are missionaries, military, and fake political parties or movements set up by agents.

Surveillance

ALWAYS assume that you are under surveillance.

At this point, if you are NOT under surveillance, you are not a very good activist!

Scare Tactics

They use them.

Such tactics include slander, defamation, threats, getting close to disaffected or minimally committed fellow activists to persuade them (via psychological tactics described above) to turn against the movement and give false testimony against their former compatriots. They will plant illegal substances on the activist and set up an arrest; they will plant false information and set up "exposure," they will send incriminating letters [emails] in the name of the activist; and more; they will do whatever society will allow.

This booklet in no way covers all the ways agents use to sabotage the lives of sincere an dedicated activists.

If an agent is "exposed," he or she will be transferred or replaced.

COINTELPRO is still in operation today under a different code name. It is no longer placed on paper where it can be discovered through the freedom of information act.

The FBI counterintelligence program's stated purpose: To expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, and otherwise neutralize individuals who the FBI categorize as opposed to the National Interests. "National Security" means the FBI's security from the people ever finding out the vicious things it does in violation of people's civil liberties.

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Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression

Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government. When the government lacks an effective, fact-based defense, other techniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token opposition party.

1. Dummy up. If it's not reported, if it's not news, it didn't happen.

2. Wax indignant. This is also known as the "How dare you?" gambit.

3. Characterize the charges as "rumors" or, better yet, "wild rumors." If, in spite of the news blackout, the public is still able to learn about the suspicious facts, it can only be through "rumors." (If they tend to believe the "rumors" it must be because they are simply "paranoid" or "hysterical.")

4. Knock down straw men. Deal only with the weakest aspects of the weakest charges. Even better, create your own straw men. Make up wild rumors (or plant false stories) and give them lead play when you appear to debunk all the charges, real and fanciful alike.

5. Call the skeptics names like "conspiracy theorist," "nutcase," "ranter," "kook," "crackpot," and, of course, "rumor monger." Be sure, too, to use heavily loaded verbs and adjectives when characterizing their charges and defending the "more reasonable" government and its defenders. You must then carefully avoid fair and open debate with any of the people you have thus maligned. For insurance, set up your own "skeptics" to shoot down.

6. Impugn motives. Attempt to marginalize the critics by suggesting strongly that they are not really interested in the truth but are simply pursuing a partisan political agenda or are out to make money (compared to over-compensated adherents to the government line who, presumably, are not).

7. Invoke authority. Here the controlled press and the sham opposition can be very useful.

8. Dismiss the charges as "old news."

9. Come half-clean. This is also known as "confession and avoidance" or "taking the limited hangout route." This way, you create the impression of candor and honesty while you admit only to relatively harmless, less-than-criminal "mistakes." This stratagem often requires the embrace of a fall-back position quite different from the one originally taken. With effective damage control, the fall-back position need only be peddled by stooge skeptics to carefully limited markets.

10. Characterize the crimes as impossibly complex and the truth as ultimately unknowable.

11. Reason backward, using the deductive method with a vengeance. With thoroughly rigorous deduction, troublesome evidence is irrelevant. E.g. We have a completely free press. If evidence exists that the Vince Foster "suicide" note was forged, they would have reported it. They haven't reported it so there is no such evidence. Another variation on this theme involves the likelihood of a conspiracy leaker and a press who would report the leak.

12. Require the skeptics to solve the crime completely. E.g. If Foster was murdered, who did it and why?

13. Change the subject. This technique includes creating and/or publicizing distractions.

14. Lightly report incriminating facts, and then make nothing of them. This is sometimes referred to as "bump and run" reporting.

15. Baldly and brazenly lie. A favorite way of doing this is to attribute the "facts" furnished the public to a plausible-sounding, but anonymous, source.

16. Expanding further on numbers 4 and 5, have your own stooges "expose" scandals and champion popular causes. Their job is to pre-empt real opponents and to play 99-yard football. A variation is to pay rich people for the job who will pretend to spend their own money.

17. Flood the Internet with agents. This is the answer to the question, "What could possibly motivate a person to spend hour upon hour on Internet news groups defending the government and/or the press and harassing genuine critics?" Don t the authorities have defenders enough in all the newspapers, magazines, radio, and television? One would think refusing to print critical letters and screening out serious callers or dumping them from radio talk shows would be control enough, but, obviously, it is not.

Report: Simcity 5 finally under development for 2013 with curvy roads, multiplayer, and general awesomeness

I have been very, very into SimCity ever since I was little. Now, finally SimCity 5 is getting a proper treatment. PLEASE send me any beta builds, i will debug the shizzle out of them :D

Until you can get your hands on this, use the Network Addon Mod in SimCity 4 for much more fluid road&rail network building:: Network Addon Mod - SimCity 4 Encyclopaedia.

This is basically concept art at this point, but a roughed-in full 3D graphics engine as well as online play with tradeable commodities &etc is out there as well...

Via Maxis/EA / the magazine...

SimCity V (2013, EA/Maxis) - screens/artwork [Up: Details, Should Be More March 6th] - NeoGAF

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Info (spanish) http://rinconsimmer.jimdo.com/2012/0...im%C3%A1genes/

Originally Posted by judhudson:

Translated info from the German Magazine GameStar:

Quote:

Almost a quarter century after SimCity Will Wright, Maxis is developing a new simulator cities.

Genre: Construction of cities.

Publisher: Electronic Arts.

Developer: Maxis (Darkspore, GS06/11: 60 points).

Date: 2013.

State: 30% of development.

PROS

New graphics engine and road round.

Multiplayer mode.

Buildings updatable.

The various cities.

Send infographics.

The positioning of the camera …

CONS

Do … can cost scenarios.

The Sims are sometimes shown without a head.

Mayor ¿? How boring! All day at the office, holding the complaints of citizens and controlling the deficit: Who can see this as funny? For a lot of people thanks to SimCity, and for over two decades. Surprisingly, the urban series consists of five parts, from classic SimCity (1989) to the most recent SimCity Societies (2007). In addition, all games except Societies were developed by Maxis and designer Will Wright, co-founder of the study, we also have The Sims and Spore. Will Wright, is now designing TV shows and toys, but Maxis still there are plenty of experienced people for the next installment, simply called SimCity. Kip Katsarelis Producer leader, says there are enough teachers in Maxis for all stages of development. We went with him and his team.

Pride leads us up to the news Katsarelis SimCity. Most surprising: the new graphics engine Glassbox. Unlike before, we write without viewing angle, but allows any idea of ​​our creation – either float on the city or read the signs of each store. But not enough: “We, the players, no tables saddest cut around the ears,” says Katsarelis. “Instead, have been inspired by modern computer graphics representing complex relationships attractive.”

SimCity always looks attractive and bustling city and is full of life anywhere. If you look at a shopping center, police station or a factory, the Sims leave home and go to work, meet for lunch or protest against the council if there are too few jobs. There are a few buildings that change their appearance and therefore its functions: “As you go through the game, you can customize your town and individual buildings,” promises Katsarelis. About every ten criminals caught, the police station, or a new fire station will help firefighters to reach fires faster.

Some 20 years after the first SimCity, now winding roads are a reality. Gone are the days when all cities were like any U.S. city with orthogonal road networks. What remains is the classification for residential, commercial and industrial, which has added the graphic detail with much love. As soon as you place a new residential area, the construction workers built the homes of bottom-up, followed by the arrival of the cars of the new owners moving so diligently to begin to save their belongings in their new home. All this is accompanied by live, work, and car noises. -Smooth interface, and a new soft melody, If you decrease the zoom of the camera and build a coal power plant on the outskirts of the city. After the workers complete their work, you’ll see that the delivered coal on a conveyor belt travels in the building. So we can see at a glance whether a power plant and all other buildings are fine.

Too good to be true: In these pages you will find images, but are concepts of art. Why Maxis prevents Glassbox show the new engine? The reason: The current video quality does not meet the requirements of internal – and there is open play as full a level of development. The graphics are polished only towards the end of a high quality development.

Reveals another click of the red color compensation, the current flowing through the generators. At dusk, the lights of the houses, and flashing neon lights of the shops. With the house, electricity and water, for now our Sims are satisfied, while we take care of creating jobs for the next morning. But not all Sims are equal, a trucker from listening to loud heavy metal music. “Because it has not yet been called the police, the city also prevents arsonists,” said Katsarelis. A little later a house on fire and Sims escape over the rooftops, some with their clothes on fire. These events we have reported the local newspaper “SimCity Wire” in the single player and multiplayer.

By the way, including SimCity 2000 Network Edition in 1996 offered a multiplayer mode to connect to the network and share materials with other mayors and cooperate in the development of cities or compete against each other. The new SimCity is based on this idea. We manage a region along with our friends, visit and share resources on land, sea or air. As in the solo mode, you can create a specialized city according to our wishes. We dream of an elegant residential, leisure and you need to find jobs and electricity? No problem, our friend might like to be the largest coal producer in the world.

The addition of “the world” is to be understood literally: “There’s global leaderboards, where everything relates to economic production or raw material players can compete with other players,” says Katsarelis. Anyone can climb in the rankings, unlock achievements. For example, visit the lobby of City Hall to the building campaign of mine. If we agree, the new industry provides more jobs. But decisions are always a downside: increased pollution produces coal mines, casinos attract crime. Interestingly, even in solo mode, the prices of commodities are determined online gaming – good idea?

Speaking of raw materials: When creating games in the Middle Ages or in the distant future, cares not always the reality of raw materials and technology trees. But SimCity is set at present, there are serious discrepancies in weight. Here is the Lead Designer Stone Librande. The development of complex issues more accessible and at the same time makes anyone before, but he has invented for his children in the last 15 years 15 table games. His philosophy, explains: “I have no idea what will SimCiy player, but I can give you pieces that get a lot of fun.”

Librande Stone is based on SimCity game systems that fit in spite of its complexity and statistical tables. Thus we see graphs that describe the relationship between population density and land value, other tables show the flows of population, industry and commerce, and other graphic illustrating two final scenarios: a city ecologically exemplary, but one step away from bankruptcy and a metropolis corroded by factories, as the population becomes extinct due to disease. Librande Stone talks about the importance of decisions: “What should be without a mayor? In his private helicopter, or some schools? Ignore the welfare of the people, to rich tourists go on holiday the night “?

Too, you should not ignore the needs of voters. “The Sims unemployed may become beggars in public parks, while new empty homes attract criminals, which increases the risk of fire and reduces the value of land in the district.” Only with Librandes designs, we could fill 10 full pages, which is why at this point say, SimCity has nothing to hide in terms of depth of play. Instead of deep theoretical lessons in the next visit we would like to grab the mouse and keyboard, because in the end what counts at the end of the day is practice. Even in urban planning.

Interview with Lucy Bradshaw

GameStar: It’s been a while since the fourth installment of SimCity …

Lucy Bradshaw: Because we were busy with The Sims and Spore, and SimCity wanted to make sure count on an excellent artificial intelligence, a decent multiplayer mode, and finally get road curves and 3D graphics with ease. So you can change the camera angle and the houses disappear automatically by reducing the zoom view.

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GameStar: Import your own houses in The Sims, would be a stroke of genius for players of SimCity.

Lucy Bradshaw: At present we have not expected, because the game is technically very different. However, customization is: you design a house in The Sims very detailed, and SimCity are improved buildings with new modules, has its own intelligence and gameplay.

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GameStar: With all the meetings, do you have time to play Lucy Bradshaw?

Play our own songs and sending feedback to the team. In travel, play with the iPhone and the iPad, and I usually spend my Christmas vacation in strategy games in real time.

Closing Comments by GameStar editor Roland Austinat

According to Maxis, still take approximately one year to SimCity is ready. But I like what I’ve seen so far: the online modes, new graphics, smarter Sims, upgradable buildings, with individual strengths and compelling cities, world rankings, send info-graphs and dynamic music. You can feel how much heart and blood have designers to develop the first delivery in the modern era. The fact that the creator of SimCity Will Wright does not work in this part, I do not worry: The fourth installment has already been created without their help. Just a shame that our practice was very short: I like to have seen ships and aircraft, or the disasters that have announced, explosions, snow storms, meteor impacts and other disasters do simulated physically correct to turn a city into a lot of Casino debris.

The Great Default & End of July; Minneapolis' alien energy vortex; Welcome MadMax; AAA Rating Goodbye; Nelson Mandela=Knights of Malta! Hayden Demands Digital Blackwater

Looks like they just announced some kind of debt deal, staving off total collapse for a month or 2. Next up.....

In July you’ll be launching another three-day Pleiadian event in Minneapolis. How many have you done so far?

Christine Day, Pleiadian Ambassador!: We’ve done three in the United States and this will be our fourth one in the last 12 months. We are building one in September in Brazil and one in Germany in September 2012. The Pleiadians told me I had to move here five years ago, and they wanted this to be where the energy anchored. They said that Minneapolis/St. Paul is one of the vortex energies within America and the most important one to really assist us in these changes. The Pleiadian Ambassador: An interview with Christine Day

*FULL FEATURE* Next on the Pleiadians-Minneapolis Alien Exopolitics!

~~~~This is a decent but unwieldy LinkDump post w. too many links for everyone - On our next post, the idea of alien spirits in Minneapolis is too entertaining!... things are happening fast! There's too much energy! Before the Great Default, we could partake in such matters...

...I like how this video combines subliminal advertising and HAARP, two of the minor issues we had before the Great Default :) [see also the 1hr documentary Psywar]

Evidently the US economy is finally going off the cliff next week. Here is the deets about how the US Treasury market is supposed to technically function in the national credit emergency scenario: Complete Summary Of The Fed's Meeting With Primary Dealers By Way Of A Primary Dealer | ZeroHedge:

Once again, straight out of Morgan Stanley's rate deks (or what's left of it after the whole TIPS implosion).

Treasury officials held a 12 pm meeting today with all 20 primary dealers to discuss market developments and financing options. They did not want to discuss specific contingencies related to the debt ceiling but did want to outline a course of action aimed at preserving access to the markets.

First, Monday’s bill auction will be held as scheduled. Second, if there is a debt ceiling hike enacted before Wednesday’s 9am refunding announcement, the announcement, WI trading, and auctions will proceed as usual.

However, if there is no debt ceiling extension, three possible options were discussed:

1) Delay the August refunding and issue a short-dated cash management bill as a substitute. The bill could be rolled, as needed. The coupon auctions would be rescheduled when the debt ceiling was hiked.

2) Hold auctions as scheduled but at much smaller sizes using up only the available borrowing authority created by the maturing issues. There are $24 bil of securities maturing on the 15th. Dealers were concerned that you would have illiquid issues and playing catch up once the debt ceiling was raised, which would cause bigger problems.

3) Announce a conditional refunding with WI trading. The auctions would occur as soon as the debt ceiling was hiked. Dealers argued that this was not a viable option either because markets would be unable to price the securities given the timing uncertainty.

Also, one dealer suggested auctioning a full size 10-year security, delaying the 3-year until the end of the month and blending in the 30-year to subsequent cycles

Treasury indicated that dealers need to be prepared for the possibility that auctions (even coupon auctions) will be announced, auctioned and settled on the same day (although Treasury agreed that a 24 to 48 hour period of WI trading would be preferable).

There was significant amount of discussion surrounding money markets conditions (particularly, CP) but policymakers did not provide any hints regarding if and how they might respond.

Dealers suggested that the Treasury might be able to repo their MBS portfolio to raise cash. However, Treasury officials did not offer any comment on this possibility.

We had a good time now didn't we? Mad Max postapocalypse here we come... But first a ton o linx.... I hope future generations will still be able to listen to Rage Against the Machine....

But a bit more seriously -- ie Obama's Final Loophole: The "Catastrophic Emergency" Clause? -- as Kevin at Cryptogon suspected, the arcane secret regulations probably have enough emergency authority to force the issuance of debt for previously mandated spending.

Alternet uses a Minneapolis-centered story reminiscent of mythic colonial madness as a hook to discuss the great global freakout: $230,000 For a Guard Dog: Why the Wealthy Are Afraid Of Violence From Below...

Wisconsin cutting off voting rights immediately: Video reveals bank ‘activity’ a requirement for Wisconsin voter ID. Out of control.

Videos: Eddie Griffin vs Programming, Television, "Obama... puppet on a string... United Empire of Earth..." - respectable set :) Eddie Griffin goes OFF: “Obama is just a puppet” / “Afghanistan is about Opium” (Explicit Language) : Deadline Live With Jack Blood

‪"PROGRAMMING THE NATION?" - Official Trailer‬‏ - subliminal advertising movie. Programming the Nation opens August 19th.

Hipsterlols: A Twee Grows In Brooklyn | The New York Observer. Just great.

Hackerlols: Things are getting hot out there between the government and assorted activists. A recent wave of arrests of people who the government alleges are basically tiny fish (at best) has prompted FBI tracking software on the arrestee's computers for bail release - as posted at cryptome.org. CERT chief folds: US-CERT Director Leaves Abruptly.

Confusion with cyberwars and congress - GAO wow. The normative internet crackdown plan response moves forward... EFF Action on insane data retention bill HR1981 which will cancel casual quasi-anonymous dimensions of the Internet -- not to mention cause the retained data to inevitably get stolen so douchebags can expl0it all yr net data. These maniacal Orwellians actually called it "Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act". Srsly shameless 1984pr0n here.

The Federated Bureau of Antisec meets ManTech: Naturally the firm entrusted with FBI cybersecurity got pretty much entirely 0wned more or less. Undeterred By Arrests, Anonymous Spills Data From FBI Contractor ManTech. ManTech is involved with a lot of stuff domestically and internationally, including in particular the biometrics and NATO Madness industries. Also: AntiSec: 77 law enforcement websites hit in mass attack. Here's the notice.

The lovable Michael Hayden demands a Digital Blackwater (to shoot these goddamn skript kiddies in the middle of the night, presumably).

PayPal stock took a tank lol all week upon an organized push for withdrawals as a response to PayPal DDOS-instantiated FBI raids. If nothing else we could hope for an era of relatively spontaneous political/economic gestures within the legal framework at vast scales. It's spurred people to finally start turning to PayPal's many workable competitors.

Lol a fine moment with Nigel & Anonymous & some restaurant listings: Twitter conversation with Anon2T // more freaky security madness: Mantech - Echelon 2 // C5i - Echelon 2 // Endgame Systems Peddling zerodays from 'community' to the Man: Cyber Weapons: The New Arms Race - BusinessWeek // What Will We Watch As Drones Evolve? //

The JSTOR crackdown: Aaron Schwartz taken down in another gesture obviously designed as a federal PSYOP trying to 'shock and awe' people who use the "Copy" command in their Operating Systems. RT covers it as US mediaCorps obviously can't: Aaron Swartz Arrested: The Open Access Debate‬‏ - YouTube

Police State developments: The debt ceiling political disaster reinforces the ability of the establishment to roll through horrible bipartisan proposals like extending FBI Director Muller's reign of insanity: FBI Director’s Term Extension Ensures Neo-COINTELPRO Operations Will Prevail | The Dissenter // A lingering question for the FBI’s director //Jailhouse informant bill a test for Jerry Brown. Good compilation of police state videos. // An Israeli snatch squad grabs kids. // Kid dies without medical treatment. State of Florida, Eric Perez’s Life Isn’t Even Worth $5,000. No nurses in jail??? // Fingerprint analysis tech aims to revolutionize drug testing | The Raw Story // Martial Law in North America Represents The Total Destruction of Freedom. yah!

Por Miedo! Immigrant police state film Two Americans. Shocking trailer here.

Rainbow Nation: Rainbow Family cleaning up WA gathering site... Here's a great story from Flux about taking out the trash at the Rainbow Gathering: Debunking the Anarchy Trashman Theory | Fluxview, USA. Rainbow Gathering 2011 ~ low impact doobie step. There will be a new video site soon, stand by...

NarcoFail: Narco News: US Officials Say They Won't Give a Reason for Blocking Mexican Human Rights Defender's Flight.

Wobblygawkin: Does Starbucks Need a Union? // Starbucks Union | IWW Starbucks Workers Union. It all starts with solidarity!

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Techbits: This kind of model can work for a lot of things! Open Source Programmer's Text Editor using Canvas and WebGL by Robey Holderith — Kickstarter // Mozilla Is Making an Android-Based Mobile OS // Google+ Tips & Tricks: 10 Hints for New Users // On GIFs | Twin Cities Daily Planet // Ethical fails of techworld and treating people like ##s: A Billion Dollars Isn’t Cool. You Know What’s Cool? Basic Human Decency.

Seattle on edge? From Santa Cruz to Seattle | Anarchist news dot org

PharmaFaiL: Keiser Report 167: Mass Psychosis. We need more Wilhelm Reich: Wilhelm Reich: Beyond the Mad Scientist Paradigm. Amazon.com: Virus Mania: How the Medical Industry Continually Invents Epidemics, Making Billion-Dollar Profits At Our Expense. Study: Marijuana compound helps mitigate cocaine addiction in mice // ADHD—Labeling normal kids "mentally ill" - NaturalNews.tv

Mpls: Minnesota state Sen. Berglin retires after 39 years - TwinCities.com. Expect special elections around these parts, Rep. Hayden is going for it. Berglin really was a health care genius, you are just not going to find policymakers like her around any more. // Chickens on the move in Minneapolis | Twin Cities Daily Planet //

Remembering Mike Connell: The Connell plane crash was sketchy & reminiscent of Wellstone. As I have followed the election irregularity stories back in the day.... Anyway Bob Fitrakis who wrote a lot of the original stuff about Ohio, has come back with more info showing precisely the network topology that made Connell's firm SmartTech the Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) for spoofing the election by adding electronic votes trivially.

Fitrakis: Connell created a front company, GovTech, that sold itself as non-partisan when he had been working for years for his company New Media as one of the most partisan IT operatives in the U.S. GovTech managed to become the first private company to put its servers behind the firewalls of the U.S. Congress, when Congressman Bob Ney awarded them a contract to provide servers and internet service for the House Ways and Means, Intelligence, Judicial and Administrative Committees. This should have never happened. No partisan operative should be privy as an internet service provider to the emails of Congressional members. Connell was the man who kept IT secrets for Karl Rove...

Basically they probably hired mercenaries to down Connell's plane after he was going to spill the beans. I'd forgotten Michael Mukasey was AG at the time, as he declined to provide Connell with personal security in light of the death threats.

Related: http://www.questionsquestions.net // BRAD BLOG : Mike Connell's Family Copes With His Mysterious Death, Tipsters, Legal Options // Legal Schnauzer: A "Deep Throat" Emerges in the Mike Connell Plane Crash // The BRAD BLOG : Rove Threatened GOP IT Guru If He Does Not 'Take the Fall' for Election Fraud in Ohio, Says Attorney // CBS News: Michael Connell was told NOT TO FLY and that his plane may be SABOTAGED ! // It's a little sketchy I can't find the pseudonymous 'mark felt' memo anywhere now.

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Well this picture from this video about Christopher Story changed my mind about some things :P

Remembering Christopher Story: The imminent Illuminati-triggered economic collapse (or whatevs villain floats yr boat) makes more sense thanks to one great gruff obscure British financial journalist Christopher Story. A man of the Oxford-Eton upbringing, an ambitious publisher of the alternative "Communism is still plotting its Masonic/Illuminati takeover" narrative, he was truly a role model for us all. The decline of the European Union's stability and the further toppling of the United States, both under the pressure of the global criminal bankers, shows the perhaps dramatic old fellow was rather right all along. (His mega-conspiracy tome "New Underworld Order: Triumph of Criminalism / Dark Actors Playing Games / The Global Fantasies of the Geomasonic Illuminati" is available now on PDF, and not for beginners :)

The Knights of Malta are getting new notice these days – this year-old video showed some aspects of Story's weird research. One last point: Story said that a nuclear false flag attack at 2008 RNC was in the works according to Vreeland. "Vreeland advised a US party on 21st October 2004 that he had information to the effect that the TWIN cities of Minneapolis-St Paul had been targeted for a devastating attack. " This whole thing wigged me out at the time a bit — fortunately nothing came of it!

Good visuals: Gorillaz - Empire Ants ft. Little Dragon visuals on Vimeo

EconFail Parallel world news: So far Tarpley is making sense here on the EconFail... I don't buy what him (and other assorted LaRouchies) peddle out of hand, but at least they have a kind of quasi-FDR frame of reference economically. Props to Tarpley for having the Whiskey Rebellion conspiracy explanation ready to roll - Swiss Bankers!

A week ago: Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Sea of Red in Asia, China Down Nearly 3 Percent; New Record High for Gold; "Super Committee" is Super Idiocy

Ala. county readies for possible record bankruptcy <-- how many municipalities rely upon "AAA" Treasury bills as collateral? Git ready...

Help-Wanted Ads Exclude the Long-Term Jobless <- must be currently employed (the new Non-Irish)

Retirementfail: From the Inside Out: The Plan to Kill the Armed Forces' Retirement System

Why Some People Are Just Fine with the Collapse of the Debt Ceiling Negotiations // but to be fair, only in America will you get labeled an extremist for demanding to balance the budget: Who Are The Extremists? | ZeroHedge.

Agriculture conspiracy of the summer: I tried finding if this was still cooking, but it appears to only be a set of stories posted like a month ago? There is a lot of ag land purchase going on as hedgefundy types start to flee the cities. Is Soros is Buying Flooded Missouri River Farm? George Soros buying up flooded farm land « BUNKERVILLE. George Soros buying up flooded farmland! « Follow The Money // Broadly: “Land Grabs” in Agriculture: Fairer Deals Needed to Ensure Opportunity for Locals

GMO wins: Hungary has rebuffed GMOs and maybe Africa will be saved too. Prominent agriculture figure says GMOs do not belong in Africa, organic biodiversity is the way.

"Eighty percent of Africa's small-scale farmers depend on seed saving, so patented crops present a threat to their food security and way of life," said Maina. "We have clearly seen how farmers who grow a diversity of crops using organic farming techniques become much more food secure than on conventional or GM varieties, where expensive seeds and chemicals must be purchased each season."

A few more lols: Much like CrimeThinc (is) for Beginners we all had a lol with The Coming Insurrection‬‏ (video snip :)

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BachmannLols: Michele Bachmann is pulling out all the stops to coverup the gay therapy clinic Bachmann & Associates including bullying the media by carrying out access blackout threats. And the rest of the media doesn't really call her on it -- part of the toxic power grid of the news industry. Bachmann Campaign Takes Retribution Against Local Iowa Station That Asked About Ex-Gay Clinics | ThinkProgress // Michele Bachmann's $4,700 Hair and Makeup Bill | Mother Jones // NOT FUNNY: The Teen Suicide Epidemic in Michele Bachmann's District.

More Econdetails: As CBO Scores Boehner's (Laughable) Deficit Cut Plan, Jay Carney Admits Obama Still Does Not Have An Actual Plan | ZeroHedge. A thoughtful bit: Wright: Coming to grips with the national debt // Political Fail Blog: The Pentagon Rules America: Militarism and the Crisis of the Civilian Economy // Guest Post: Complexity And Collapse | ZeroHedge

NorwaySads: The Norway attacks are “from the same Gladio-type stable” – former European MP // The Missing Lesson From Norway: Never Trust a Man in Uniform by William Norman Grigg

More geopolitik news: Brushfire with Julia & more Boiling Frogs notes: The Gulen US Charter Schools & CIA Ops. The new Controlled Left & CIA-friendly domestic Islamic front ops - Gulen's network is totally CIA-friendly. // Excavator: The Scapegoat in American Culture: From Lee Harvey Oswald To Osama bin Laden

Blame mom for impassible lethal roads: Transportation For America » Raquel Nelson sentenced; no jail time, new trial possible

Israel rebellion: Ah here's the first link to claim it's a synthetic Color Revolution BARRY CHAMISH - NEW ISRAEL FUND COLOR REVOLUTION (1/7). Palestinian advocates less than thrilled about liberal Zionist appropriation, but are the underpinnings of colonialism finally cracking apart anyways? Why not? Get ready for a similar thang, Sept 17th, #OCCUPYWALLSTREET | Adbusters

ObamaTweetNoisefail: Social media fail: @BarackObama loses 36,000-plus Twitter followers in barrage | The Raw Story

Why not? Is America Caught In The Closed Mind Trap? ICH

Yah You Betcha: With political and business leaders like these, who needs enemies? | Commentary | Minnesota Public Radio News

... All right /// on to the Pleiadian energy vortex!

Special Guest Column! CIA Whistleblower Susan Lindauer on the Patriot Act: "When Truth Becomes Treason" - Thuggish National Security Coverup & Grand Jury Mechanisms for Iraq & 9-11

Screen shot 2011-05-24 at 8.24.34 PM.pngSweet: CIA Whistleblower & 9/11 covert ops witness sends an important essay for HongPong.com!

National Security Whistleblowers are a tough bunch. Susan Lindauer worked as a CIA asset for many years before 9-11, including issues related to Libya & the Lockerbie bombing, as well as a major backchannel contact to Saddam Hussein's government. Lindauer was one of very few Americans charged under the PATRIOT Act, accused of acting as an agent of influence for Iraq after she tried to blow the whistle on Capitol Hill.

Lindauer fought tenaciously to clear her name and assert in the US court system that she was in fact in the service of the CIA, working the Iraq embassy back into the 1990s, even as coverup specialist handlers like the corrupt Michael Mukasey tried to make sure she fell down the memory hole.

Prosecuted for years, the Obama/Holder DOJ finally dropped the charges against Lindauer and she wrote a book about her experiences, 'Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq' which I really want to read.

Lindauer has been touring the alternative media in the last couple months but she's pretty thoroughly blacked out of mainstream coverage. She noticed that I have posted links about her story to HongPong.com and asked me to publish the following essay. No problem and thanks for asking! :-D

Previous HongPong.com Coverage: More Fun Notes: LinkDump for May 9 2011, Big Bad Pharma, Loose Ends of 9/11 Revisited (May 9 2011) // LinkDump March 27 2011 - We looked into the fire and the fire looked back // Russia & China not buying BIS Fractional Reserve Gold currency scheme pushed by the Ben Bernank (Dec 28 2010).

She's hoping that alternative media can raise more awareness of the way the PATRIOT Act works in conjunction with secret grand juries to crush decent people inside the system, not save Amurrca From Turrurists. Additional info about the scuttled peace deal with Saddam and 9/11 CIA foreknowledge and Mossad "complicity" disclosed by her CIA handler Dr. Fuisz in particular tie right into other alternative narratives for 9/11 already out there. (My general conclusion is that several foreign/military-industrial intelligence networks were involved & this has been covered up thoroughly)

More Lindauer links: Great interview with Kevin Barrett should be listened to! // Susan Lindauer - Political Prisoner // Russia Today interview: 'War for Libyan oil planned long ago, no one cares about people'. She was on the inside of the Lockerbie false-flag coverup (it was a CIA hit on DIA using PFLP patsies to coverup drugz opz in Lebanon roughly). Susan Lindauer | Veterans Today columns. // Explosive Revelations From 9/11 Whistleblower Susan Lindauer on Pre 9/11 Warnings and the Iraq War | The Intel Hub Radio // The Lockerbie Case: American Cassandra - Susan Lindauer’s Story. Solid review by Michael Collins (who gets credit for drawing my interest): The Hornet's Nest Kicked Back - A Review of Susan Lindauer's Extreme Prejudice | The Agonist & more Collins stories: American Cassandra.

Anyhow enough preamble - let's read a first-person account of this Patriot Act crackdown against an operative who know too much and wouldn't stay on script.

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The Patriot Act: When Truth Becomes Treason

By Susan Lindauer, former Asset covering Iraq & Libya and the second non-Arab American indicted on the Patriot Act

Many Americans think they understand the dangers of the Patriot Act, which Congress has vowed to extend 4 more years in a vote later this week. Trust me when I say, Americans are not nearly frightened enough.Unfortunately, Bradley Manning is also subject to some of these rules, so it's important for his supporters to understand what's ahead.

Ever wonder why the truth about 9/11 never got exposed? Why Americans don't have a clue about leadership fraud surrounding the War on Terror? Why Americans don't know if the 9/11 investigation was really successful? Why the Iraqi Peace Option draws a blank? Somebody has known the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden--- or his grave—for the past 10 years. But nobody's talking to the people.

In significant part, that's because of the Patriot Act--- a law that equates free speech with sedition. It's got a big agenda, with 7,000 pages of Machiavellian code designed to interrupt individual questioning of government policy. In this brave new world, free speech under the Bill of Rights effectively has been declared a threat to government controls for maintaining stability. And the Patriot Act has become the premiere weapon to attack whistle blowers and dissidents who challenge the comfort of political leaders hiding inconvenient truths from the public. It's all the rage on Capitol Hill, as leaders strive to score TV ratings, while demogauging their "outstanding leadership performance" on everything from national security to environmental policy.

Truth has Become Treason

But wait---Congress assures us the Patriot Act only targets foreigners, who come to our shores seeking to destroy our way of life through violent, criminal acts. Good, law abiding Americans have nothing to fear. The Patriot Act restricts its powers of "roving wiretaps" and warrantless searches to international communications among "bad guys." Congress has sworn, with hand on heart, it's only purpose is breaking down terrorist cells and hunting out "lone wolf" mad men.

That's what they told you, right? And you believed them? You trust the government. Well, that was your first mistake. With regards to the Patriot Act, it's a fatal one. Would the government lie to you? You betcha! And they have.

The Patriot Act reaches far beyond terrorism prevention. In my home state of Maryland, State Police invoked the Patriot Act to run surveillance on the Chesapeake Climate Action Network dedicated to wind power, recycling and protection of the Chesapeake Bay. They infiltrated the DC Anti War Network, suggesting the group might be a front for "white supremacists," and Amnesty International, claiming to investigate "civil rights abuses." Opponents of the death penalty also got targeted (in case they got violent).

Bottom line: truth tellers who give Americans too much insight on any number of issues are vulnerable to a vast arsenal of judicial weapons typically associated with China or Mynamar. In the Patriot Act, the government has created a powerful tool to hunt out free thinking on the left or right. It doesn't discriminate. Anyone who opposes government policy is at risk

How do I know all this? Because I was the second non-Arab American ever indicted on the Patriot Act. My arrest defied all expectations about the law. I was no terrorist plotting to explode the Washington Monument. Quite the opposite, I had worked in anti-terrorism for almost a decade, covering Iraq and Libya, Yemen, Egypt and Malaysia at the United Nations. At the instruction of my CIA handler, I had delivered advance warnings about the 9/11 attack to the private staff of Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Office of Counter-Terrorism in August, 2001. FBI wire taps prove that I carried details of a comprehensive peace framework with Iraq up and down the hallowed corridors of Capitol Hill for months before the invasion, arguing that War was totally unnecessary.

I delivered those papers to Democrats and Republicans alike; to my own second cousin, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card; and to Secretary of State Colin Powell, who lived next door to my CIA handler. Gratis of the Patriot Act, we had the manila envelope and my hand written notes to Secretary Powell, dated a week before his infamous speech at the United Nations. My papers argued that no WMDs would be found inside Iraq, and that the peace framework could achieve all U.S. objectives without firing a shot.

In short, I was an Asset who loudly opposed War with Iraq, and made every effort to correct the mistakes in assumptions on Capitol Hill.

Then I did the unthinkable. I phoned the offices of Senator Trent Lott and Senator John McCain, requesting to testify before a brand new, blue ribbon Commission investigating Pre-War Intelligence. Proud and confident of my efforts, I had no idea Congress was planning to blame "bad intelligence" for the unpopular War.

Over night I became Public Enemy Number One on Capitol Hill.

Thirty days later I awoke to hear FBI agents pounding on my door. My nightmare on the Patriot Act lasted 5 years--- Four years after my arrest, the Court granted me one morning of evidentiary testimony by two supremely credible witnesses. Parke Godfrey verified my 9/11 warnings under oath. Otherwise, I never got my day in Court.

The Patriot Act's Arsenal to Stop Free Speech

If you care about America and the traditions of freedom, whether you're progressive or conservative, you should be angry about this law.

First come the warrantless searches and FBI tracking surveillance. My work in anti-terrorism gave me no protection. I got my first warrantless search after meeting an undercover FBI agent to discuss my support for free elections in Iraq and my opposition to torture and sexual humiliation of Iraqi detainees. (Sorry guys, body wires don't lie.)

If truth tellers don't get the message to shut their mouths, the Justice Department ratchets up the pressure. Defendants face secret charges, secret evidence and secret grand jury testimony. Throughout five years of indictment, my attorneys and I never got to read a single FBI interview or grand jury statement. Under the Patriot Act, the whistleblower/defendant has no right to know who has accused him or her of what criminal activities, or the dates of the alleged offenses, or what laws got broken.

Of course, I was able to piece together my activities. I knew that "sometime in October, 2001" an Iraqi diplomat gave me the English translation of a book on depleted uranium, which showed how cancer rates and birth defects had spiked in Iraqi children.

And I was quite certain that on October 14, 1999, an Iraqi diplomat asked me how to channel major financial contributions to the Presidential Campaign of George Bush and Dick Cheney. The Justice Department got the date from me, since I reported my conversation immediately to my Defense Intelligence handler, Paul Hoven.

It's unlikely the grand jury knew that, since the Justice Department has the prerogative to keep a grand jury in the dark. In this brave new world, a grand jury can be compelled to consider indictments carrying 10 years or more in prison, without the right to review evidence, or otherwise determine whether an individual's actions rise to the level of criminal activity at all.

That's just the beginning. Once Congress scores an indictment against a political opponent, the Justice Department can force Defense attorneys to undergo protracted security clearances, while the whistle blower cum defendant waits in prison--- usually in solitary confinement or the SHU. After the security clearance, prosecutors have an ironclad right to bar attorneys from communicating communications from the prosecution to the defendant, on threat of disbarment, stiff fines or prison sentence.

Scared yet? Once you get to trial, the situation gets much worse. The Patriot Act declares that a prosecutor has no obligation to show evidence of criminal activity to a jury at all. And the Defense can be denied the right to argue a rebuttal to those secret charges, because it requires speculation that might mislead the jury—or might expose issues that the government considers, well, secret. After all that a Judge can instruct a jury that the prosecution regards the secret evidence as sufficient to merit conviction on the secret charges. The Jury can be barred from considering the lack of evidence in weighing whether to convict.

Think I'm exaggerating? You would be wrong. That's what happened to me. All of it—with one major glitch. All of this presumes the whistle blower's lucky enough to get a trial. I was denied mine, though I fought vigorously for my rights. Instead, citing the Patriot Act, I got thrown in prison on a Texas military base without so much as a hearing—and threatened with indefinite detention and forcible drugging, to boot.

Americans are not nearly afraid enough.

Neither is Congress. As of this week, members of Congress should be very afraid. Anyone who votes to extend the Patriot Act should expect to pack their bags in 2012. They will be targeted for defeat. Above all, the words "freedom" and "Constitution" will never appear in their campaigns without suffering extreme public scorn—never, ever again.

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Susan Lindauer is the author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq, which reveals details of her CIA team's 9/11 warnings and a comprehensive peace option with Iraq.

HG Wells: The City of London is taking over the world! Yet Science must go on - the shape of things to come

“But where was the Central Observation Bureau? Where was the professorial and student body which should have been recording these irregularities and producing plans for adjustment?”


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things-to-come.jpgWhat I like about HG Wells The Shape of Things to Come, is it all comes down to the World State, the City of London and transportation systems -- three topics kicking around this week. This guy was spinning the first yarns about this stuff, tied in with all sorts of people.


Fortunately Mr Wells wrote this strange 1933 work about the Air Dictatorship of the technocrats. The Huxley boys took it from there. Fabian-related utopianism, always entertaining with a neo-classical feel. These people wanted to drive a vision of the future - and science fiction was a good way to drive that vision into the public at large.


Also this piece was one of the earliest to use 'CE' notation -- I always thought 'Common Era' was sketchy!


Awesome visuals via

H. G. Wells: on Modernmechanix.

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The Shape of Things to Come, by H. G. Wells



3. The Accumulating Disproportions of the Old Order

Let us consider some of the main appearances that disposed many minds to expect a world community in the early twentieth century. In the first place a very considerable financial unity had been achieved. The credit of the City of London ran to the ends of the earth and the gold sovereign was for all practical purposes a world coin, exchangeable locally for local expenditure within relatively slight fluctuations. Economic life was becoming very generalized. Over great areas trade moved with but small impediments, and the British still hoped to see their cosmopolitan conception of Free Trade accepted by the whole world. The International Institute of Agriculture in Rome was developing an annual census of staple production and reaching out towards a world control of commodity transport. Considerable movements and readjustments of population were going on, unimpeded by any government interference. Swarms of Russian Poles, for instance, drifted into Eastern Germany for the harvest work and returned; hundreds of thousands of Italians went to work in the United States for a few years and then came back with their earnings to their native villages. An ordinary traveller might go all over the more settled parts of the earth and never be asked for a passport unless he wanted to obtain a registered letter at a post office or otherwise prove his identity.

A number of minor but significant federal services had also come into existence and had a sound legal standing throughout the world, the Postal Union for example. Before 1914 C.E. a written document was delivered into the hands of the addressee at almost every point upon the planet, almost as surely as, if less swiftly than, it is to-day. (The Historical Documents Board has recently reprinted a small book, International Government, prepared for the little old Fabian Society during the Great War period by L. S. Woolf, which gives a summary of such arrangements. He lists twenty-three important world unions dealing at that time with trade, industry, finance, communications, health, science, art, literature, drugs, brothels, criminals, emigration and immigration and minor political affairs.) These world-wide cooperations seemed — more particularly to the English-speaking peoples — to presage a direct and comparatively smooth transition from the political patchwork of the nineteenth century, as the divisions of the patchwork grew insensibly fainter, to a stable confederation of mankind. The idea of a coming World-State was quite familiar at the time — one finds it, for instance, as early as Lord Tennyson’s Locksley Hall (published in 1842); but there was no effort whatever to achieve it, and indeed no sense of the need of such effort. The World-State was expected to come about automatically by the inherent forces in things.



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That belief in some underlying benevolence in uncontrolled events was a common error, one might almost say THE common error, of the time. It affected every school of thought. In exactly the same fashion the followers of Marx (before the invigorating advent of Lenin and the Bolshevist reconstruction of Communism) regarded their dream of world communism as inevitable, and the disciples of Herbert Spencer found a benevolent Providence in “free competition”. “Trust Evolution”, said the extreme Socialist and the extreme Individualist, as piously as the Christians put their trust in God. It was the Bolshevik movement in the twentieth century which put will into Communism. The thought of the nineteenth century revolutionary and reactionary alike was saturated with that confident irresponsible laziness. As Professor K. Chandra Sen has remarked, hope in the Victorian period was not a stimulant but an opiate.

We who live in a disciplined order, the chastened victors of a hard-fought battle, understand how superficial and unsubstantial were all those hopeful appearances. The great processes of mechanical invention, which have been described in our general account of the release of experimental science from deductive intellectualism, were increasing the power and range of every operating material force quite irrespective of its fitness or unfitness for the new occasions of mankind. With an equal impartiality they were bringing world-wide understanding and world-wide massacre into the range of human possibility.

It was through no fault of these inventors and investigators that the new opportunities they created were misused. That was outside their range. They had as yet no common culture of their own. Nor, since each worked in his own field, were they responsible for the fragmentary irregularity of their discoveries. Biological and especially social invention were lagging far behind the practical advances of the exacter, simpler sciences. Their application was more difficult; the matters they affected were so much more deeply embedded in ordinary use and wont, variation was more intimate, novelties could not be inserted with the same freedom. It was easy to supplant the coach and horses on the macadamized road by the steam-engine or the railway, because it was not necessary to do anything to the road or the coach and horses to bring about the change. They were just left alone to run themselves out as the railroad (and later the automobile on the rubber-glass track) superseded them. But men cannot set up new social institutions, new social and political and industrial relationships, side by side with the old in that fashion. It must be an altogether tougher and slower job. It is a question not of ousting but of reconstruction. The old must be converted into the new without ceasing for a moment to be a going concern. The over-running of the biologically old by the mechanically new, due to these differences in timing, was inevitable, and it reached its maximum in the twentieth century.

A pathological analogy may be useful here. In the past, before the correlation of development in living organisms began to be studied, people used to suffer helplessly and often very dreadfully from all sorts of irregularities of growth in their bodies. The medical services of the time, such as they were, were quite unable to control them. One of these, due to what is called the Nurmi ratios in the blood, was a great overproduction of bone, either locally or generally. The suffered gradually underwent distortion into a clumsy caricature of his former self; his features became coarse and massive, his skull bones underwent a monstrous expansion; the proportions of his limbs altered, and the leverage of his muscles went askew. He was made to look grotesque; he was crippled and at last killed. Something strictly parallel happened to human society in the hundred years before the Great War. Under the stimulus of mechanical invention and experimental physics it achieved, to pursue our metaphor, a hypertrophy of bone, muscle and stomach, without any corresponding enlargement of its nervous controls.

Long before the Great War this progressive disproportion had been dimly recognized by many observers. The favourite formula was to declare that “spiritual” — for the naïve primordial opposition of spirit and matter was still accepted in those days — had not kept pace with “material” advance. This was usually said with an air of moral superiority to the world at large. Mostly there was a vague implication that if these other people would only refrain from using modern inventions so briskly, or go to church more, or marry earlier and artlessly, or read a more “spiritual” type of literature, or refrain from mixed bathing, or work harder and accept lower wages, or be more respectful and obedient to constituted authority, all might yet be well. Beyond this sort of thing there was little recognition of the great and increasing disharmonies of the social corpus until after the Great War.xlg_wells_1.jpg

The young reader will ask, “But where was the Central Observation Bureau? Where was the professorial and student body which should have been recording these irregularities and producing plans for adjustment?”

There was no Central Observation Bureau. That did not exist for another century. That complex organization of discussion, calculation, criticism and forecast was undreamt of. Those cities of thought, full of serene activities, came into existence only after the organization of the Record and Library Network under the Air Dictatorship between 2010 and 2030. Even the mother thought-city, the World Encyclopædia Establishment, was not founded until 2012. In the early twentieth century there was still no adequate estimate of economic forces and their social reactions. There were only a few score professors and amateurs of these fundamentally important studies scattered throughout the earth. They were scattered in every sense; even their communications were unsystematic. They had no powers of enquiry, no adequate statistics, little prestige; few people heeded what they thought or said.

Maybe they deserved nothing better. They bickered stupidly with and discredited each other. They ignored or wilfully misunderstood each other. It is impossible to read such social and economic literature as the period produced without realizing the extraordinary backwardness of that side of the world’s intellectual life. It is difficult to believe nowadays that the


5. The Way in Which Competition and Monetary Inefficiency Strained the Old Order

In the twentieth century of the Christian era there was still no common currency by which to measure and carry on the world’s economic exchanges. Those transactions were not merely apprehended inexactly because of this; they were falsified, and it did not seem possible that there would ever be an effective simplification. It is true that during what is known as the First Period of General Prosperity, from 1850 C.E. until 1914, there was a kind of working world system of currency and credit, centring upon the City of London and based on the gold pound; but this was a purely accidental growth, made workable by successive gold discoveries which prevented too disastrous a fall in prices as productive efficiency increased, and by the circumstances that gave the insular English a lead in the development of steam transport on land and sea and real incentives towards a practical propaganda of world free trade.

That first gleam of cosmopolitan sunlight waned as it had waxed, without any contemporary apprehension of the real forces at work, much less any attempt to seize upon them and organize them in permanence. The financial ascendency and initiative of the City of London crumbled away after the war and nothing appeared to take its place. In any case, this quasi-cosmopolitan system based on the gold sovereign, and owing its modicum of success to continual increments in the available gold, would have wilted as the world’s gold supplies gave out, but the strangulation of the world’s industry after the war was greatly accelerated by the gold hoarding of the Americans and French.

And during all that phase of opportunity there was no substantial effort to take hold of the land, sea and natural resources of the planet and bring them from a state of fragmentary, chaotic and wasteful exploitation into a general scheme. There remained sixty-odd “sovereign” governments, each claiming a supreme control of all the natural wealth of the areas within its frontiers, and under these governments, under conditions that varied with each, there were private corporations and individuals with a right to deal more or less freely with the fragment upon which they had established a grip. Everywhere the guiding principle in the exploitation of the minerals, sunshine and power resources of the globe was the profit of single or associated private individuals, and the patchwork governments of the time interfered in the profit scramble only in favour of their nationals against their foreign rivals. Yet for nearly a hundred years, because of the fortunate influx of gold and inventions, this profit-seeking system, linked to the metallic monetary system, sufficed to sustain a very great expansion and enlargement of human life, and it was hard to convince the mass of men, and still harder to convince the prosperous manufacturers, traders, miners, cultivators and financiers who dominated public affairs, that this was not a permanent system and that the world already needed very essential modifications of its economic methods. A considerable measure of breakdown, a phase of display, fear and distress, was necessary before they could be disillusioned.

The nineteenth century had for its watchwords “individual enterprise and free competition”. But the natural end of all competition is the triumph of one competitor. It was in America that the phenomena of Big Business first appeared and demonstrated the force of this truism; at a score of points triumphant organizations capable of crushing out new competitors and crippling and restraining new initiatives that threatened their predominance appeared. In Europe there was little governmental resistance to industrial alliances and concentrations in restraint of competition, and they speedily developed upon a scale that transcended political frontiers, but in the United States of America there was a genuine effort to prevent enterprises developing on a monopolistic scale. The conspicuous leader of this preventive effort was the first President Roosevelt (1858-1919) and its chief fruit the Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890), which proved a rich mine for lawyers in the subsequent decades.xlg_wells_2-2.jpg

These great consolidations, which closed the phase of free competition, were so far effective in controlling trade and arresting new developments that Hilary Hooker, in his Studies in Business Coagulation During the First Period of General Prosperity, is able to cite rather more than two thousand instances, ranging from radium and new fruits and foodstuffs to gramophones, automobiles, reconstructed households, artificial moonlight for the roadways by the countryside, and comfortable and economical railway plant, in which ample supplies or beneficial improvements were successfully kept off the market in the interests of established profit-making systems. After 1900 C.E. again there was a world-wide cessation of daily newspaper initiative and a consequent systole of free speech. Distribution, paper supply and news services had fallen into the hands of powerful groups able and willing to crush out any new types of periodical, or any inimical schools of public suggestion. They set about stereotyping the public mind.

These same profit-making systems in possession also played a large part in arresting competition from countries in which they were less completely in control, by subsidized political action for the maintenance of protective tariffs. Long before the world break-down became manifest, the experience of the ordinary consumer so far belied the sanguine theory that free competition was a mode of endless progress, that he was still living in a house, wearing clothes, using appliances, travelling about in conveyances, and being fed with phrases and ideas that by the standard of the known and worked-out inventions of the time should have been discarded on an average, Hooker computes, from a quarter to half a century before. There was labour unemployed and abundant material available to remedy all this, but its utilization was held up by the rent-exacting and profit-earning systems already in possession.

This lag in modernization added greatly to the effects of increased productive efficiency in the disengagement of those vast masses of destitute unemployed and unemploying people which began to appear almost everywhere, like the morbid secretion of a diseased body, as the twentieth century passed on into its third decade.


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HG Wells, the Huxley boys, Darwin, the Fabians... Oh you guys. The British friends of eugenics and imagery like "Morbid secretions" regarding the Depression. Now we're talkin' true technocrats. See also 15 Influential Early Works of Apocalyptic Fiction and the bad 1970s B-Movie ripoff!!

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LinkDump March 27 2011 - We looked into the fire and the fire looked back

The Silver Conspiracy xtranormal lolbears are back for Part V!

Listening now to Lifeboat Hour with Michael Ruppert presently on ProgressiveRadioNetwork.com. Mostly about Japan so far. Lyric flagged from Ruppert's band New White Trash - "We looked into the fire and the fire looked back." Indeed.

New Shocking Video Of The Japanese Tsunami by timbarracuda ----- and this 9nania video Called It © YouTube - MARCH 11-23 EVENT?! Signs and Evidence

Al Jazeera talks with Roger Waters on the Walls in Palestine and Iraq - nice!

Glowing Japan News: Get your measurement fail straight from the source: Disaster Prevention and Nuclear Safety Network for Nuclear Environment // Fukushima update: False radiation readings, radioactive water and anti-nuclear protesters // one sort of conspiracy vid out there: YouTube - JAPAN GOING TO SINK? JAPAN TSUNAMI QUAKE CAUSED PURPOSELY? // FuKuSHiMa: CoRRuPTioN, SySTeMiC FaiLuRe oR BoTH? | zero hedge // On The Ground Reports From Japan // Latest And Greatest Tsunami Video | zero hedge // Radiation levels reach new highs as conditions worsen for workers - The Washington Post // Both Japan And New Zealand Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions Were Precisely Predicted Last Month By Solar Watchers // Local Notes Indian point. // The Automatic Earth: March 13 2011: How Black is the Japanese Nuclear Swan?

Mideast rebellion spreads to Syria: Check out assorted thugs hanging with security in Deraa: YouTube - 1.mp4 // peeps hangin out: YouTube - اين الأعلام السوري من ساحة المسجد العمري بدرعا22 // more rally action: YouTube - 21 اين الأعلام السوري من ساحة المسجد العمري بدرعا // more rallies YouTube - 19 هؤولاء علمائنا يا بوطي فأين انت وحاشيتك // YouTube - 18 التحام المعتصمين بالبلد بالقادمين من عتمان // One hell of a convoy going I think to Deraa: YouTube - توافد المعتصمين الى درعا من عتمان وباقي القرى 8 // Social Media Sites Face Quandary Over Activists’ Use - NYTimes.com // YouTube - Syrian Troops Fire on Demonstrators in Several Cities // Yemen’s president says he’s ready to step down | The Raw Story // chortling from arch neocon Elliot Abrams: Ridding Syria of a despot - The Washington Post // Yemen ruler ready to step down, Syria protests spread | Reuters // Assad’s Promises Fail to Halt Protests in Syrian Cities // AFP: Syria unrest has wide ramifications in Lebanon: analysts // someone bleeding, graphic video forget where: YouTube - أستاذ يلفظ أنفاسه بعد القمع الهمجي الذي تعرضوا له يوم 26مارس2011 // YouTube - شام - اللجزيرة - إتصال لإمام مسجد الرحمن باللاذقية 26-3 // YouTube - الثورة السورية حمص حرق سيارة للجيش 25-03-2011 // YouTube - ماعاد ينفع الترقيع بدنا اسقاط النظام

Libya horrors: Sky News Sees A Woman Bundled Away By Minders From Tripoli Hotel After Allegedly Being Raped | World News | Sky News // US Naval Update: CVN 65 Enterprise Abandons Libya, Reinforces CVN 70 Vinson In Straits Of Hormuz as risk of "Saudi" Arabia collapse accelerates. // Protests against the 2011 military intervention in Libya - Wikipedia go mpls // Videos From The Violent Syrian Revolution: Will A "No Oil Zone" Mean Syrians Can Kiss Dreams Of A "No Fly Zone" Goodbye? | zero hedge

London Calling! Huge anti austerity protests and assorted ruckus. Crazy videos: BBC News - Anti-cuts march: Tens of thousands at London protest //   YouTube - 4500 Police 400,000 March 26th 2011 London Anti-cuts 2pay Ponzi-Debts Anti-War Anti-Census Anti-NWO! // YouTube - LONDON SHUT DOWN (26th March 2011) // YouTube - London Police Losing Control - Protesters Gaining Ground // YouTube - Police Van Attacked In London Protests Against Public Sector Cuts // BBC News - Night-time protest clashes in Trafalgar Square // YouTube - Police battle to restore order in central London // Anti-cuts demo: Protesters occupy Fortnum & Mason as half a million march on London // Anti-cuts demo: Protesters occupy Fortnum & Mason as half a million march on London | Mail Online // Police clash with protesters from campaign group - Home News, UK - The Independent // The battle of Trafalgar Square: Police struggle to control rioters after 500,000-strong London march against cuts ends in violence | Mail Online // Austerity policy engine: Everything we've won: they want it back - Anarchist Federation.

UKIP lol: YouTube - UKIP Nigel Farage interview on Channel 4 ten 'oclock live - March, 2011

Local labor crackdown: The Jimmy John’s Settlement with its workers, in Plain English // West metro Jimmy John's labor dispute escalates - TwinCities.com // Wisconsin-style attacks spawn record turnout in St. Paul | Twin Cities Daily Planet

Police State America: Steven Segal edition: Police Use Tank To Make an Arrest! // American Terrorist Drill Canceled Due To Public Backlash // RCFP: Privacy Act suit based on leak to Detroit reporter dismissed // The Black mayor of Waterproof, Louisiana, has spent nearly a year behind bars without bail | San Francisco Bay View // Urgent leak investigation needed - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com // Willie Nelson Resolves Pot Charge for a Song | AlterNet // In Prison for Taking a Liar Loan even though the mortgage agent was the fraudster :-( // Pool Reporter tossed into closet during Biden event. // COLUMN — American workers got what they deserved - Holland, MI - The Holland Sentinel // » You Tube Admits To Censoring View Count On Biden Impeachment Video Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!// Copyright Enforcement, Now Featuring Wiretaps! //

IACP Scary Goonification Industrializations & Rationalizations -- Crazed Napolitano Video: sez moar crackdown coming yr way because We Are Rational. Full article from an event at the dangerous-as-hell apparent globalist enforcer front, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) which is now basically a big military industrial cutout. There are tons of horrible IACP documents around.

Local public worker sacrifice & Mnbits: This public worker gave his all, and in the end, his life | StarTribune.com // Walking back Pawlenty's Islamic home ownership program // Does Pawlenty Have a Sharia Problem? // Mn Legislature privacy flag alert: Open Secrets: Legislation that can compromise or be improved on in regards to accountability, privacy, and transparency

Esoteric financial conspiracy materialz: The White Hats Report including who else: The White Hats Report: The Wanta Files (VIEW DOCS). [see earlier: The biggest scandal in world history; WANTAGATE, Leo Wanta, the post-Soviet trillions and lots of tangled disinfo from shady operatives (or not) | HongPong.com ] // Amidst Growing World Doubts About 9/11, Career Army Officer Takes Bush Administration Officials to Court April 5th Represented by the Center for 9/11 - Yahoo! News // interesting: Shill Alerts // YouTube - A99 Operation Empire State Rebellion - Communication #1 // WikiLeaks Starting Monday: Market riggers and destroyers of the global economy? | The Agonist

Moar financials: Nash Equilibrium Fail: Ireland Wants Senior Bondholder Haircuts // Lear Capital: Could an Ounce of Gold Be Worth Trillions One Day // Dylan Grice Explains Why He Likes Gold, And Why $7,500/Oz Makes A Gold Standard Possible // Of The Fed's $120 Billion In "Other Assets" - An $80 Billion Gift To Primary Dealers? // Congressman John Campbell's Moment Of Epiphany - Realizes US Is One Big Ponzi | zero hedge // YouTube - End the Fed: Filmmaker Tad Lumpkin Animates the Financial Crisis //

Corruption / Whistleblower coverups: Investigation Raises Questions about Government's Sole Witness Against High-Profile Whistleblower - The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) Blog //  CIA drugs and Afghanistan // CIA whistleblower spells out CIA drug link to Gadhaffi and the Real Lockerbie Truth from Susan Lindauer.

Are you prepared to survive collapse? SurvivalBlog.com - written from a very non-survivable region, Florida!? // JOURNAL: Alternative Currencies // Interesting forum: Sovereign Man: Finance, Lifestyle Design, Offshore Business and Expat News

Sweet art: this is impressive, artist Lisa Bufano suffered amputations, makes awesome art: Lisa Bufano - 3rd Ward Open Call

The Achievers! theachieversmovie.com // also, now with moar duct tape! Video of Why Red Green is White Hot by Growing Bolder, at growingbolder.com // Jeopardy, Watson, and Why Artificial Intelligence is Still Pointless | Bex Huff

Tea Party stuff, corporatist nightmares etc: The Biggest Threat Facing the Country Today Is Fast Creeping Ignorance | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet. Interesting notes on the classic establishment Social Engineering: Social Engineering. Dang you frankfurt skewl! // It Started In Wisconsin: Labor Fights Back Across The U.S. - Infoshop News // really good: Guest Post: Thoughts On The Liberty Dollar Debacle.

Canadian government collapses or whatever as Ignatieff lols: Harper, Tories hurl C-word at Michael Ignatieff

Online hagglings: Magazine editor seeks to reveal identity of forum poster | The Raw Story // Target sues gay rights group - Minneapolis / St. Paul News - The Blotter // NYC mayor booed at Triangle fire commemoration | The Raw Story // "Sucker Punch" goes beyond awful, to become commentary on the death of moviemaking // oh you guys: Young Pundits Become Washington’s Media Elite - NYTimes.com // Matt Taibbi: "Of course we've been lied to about 9/11" and earlier: Before the 9/11 Conspiracies, There Was the Oklahoma Bombing | | AlterNet - kind of a left version of the shill alerts above? Most useful for flagging the path of conspiracy scene barnacles like Ted Gunderson.

Nearly 14 million Americans are jobless and the outlook for many of them is grim. Since there is just one job available for every five individuals looking for work, four of the five are out of luck: Losing Our Way - NYTimes.com // YOUR NEW REALITY

Code NerdAlert: cmurphycode/Git-Diagrams - GitHub // Pro Git - Pro Git 3.6 Git Branching Rebasing // Git 102 - Adventurous // PDF git good deep tutorial // Pro Git - Pro Git 3.6 Git Branching Rebasing // Feeds QueryPath Parser // Juitter - jQuery Twitter live search feeds // Firefox 4 Is Better Than Microsoft Internet Explorer 9: 10 Reasons Why // p2pnet Anon News, Operation Payback: interviews //postmodern's Profile - GitHub // ronin-ruby/ronin-ruby.github.com - GitHub // Content push - Drupal Module // Bitcoin Address help obsolete The Fed // Lessons from Anonymous on cyberwar - Opinion - Al Jazeera English // Freedcamp - Free Project Management

Mormonlol: The Bizarre Religious Myths Mormon Right-Wingers Are Pushing on Tea Partiers -- With Glenn Beck's Help. It's hangin by a thread lol! another lol page. Great new video from the New Pornographers.

Grim books and such: Amazon.com: The Scientific Way of Warfare: Order and Chaos on the Battlefields of Modernity //

More yuk from soy: Is the Hidden Unfermented Soy in Your Foods Contributing to Illness?

WTF? Children's Consumption of Digital Media On The Rise [STATS] : About 80% of children between the ages of 0 and 5 who use the Internet in the United States do so on at least a weekly basis, according to a report released Monday from education non-profit organizations Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Sesame Workshop.

Well that's all the linkdump for tonight!

Git & Processing: For new HTML5 Javascript-powered games, animations & all around madcap sweetness, Processing.js animation framework, GitHub, and JSON/XML/AJAX spells mega awesome

Need to throw a batch of links out there. I had a pretty good idea about how to apply some stuff using this kind of tech. The whole thing has just evolved since last November, from local applications into the web. Processing is a language for a lot of cool things including visualizations, but now has been turned into an insane JavaScript web-based interpreter.

All in all it means you can make wild animations and complex things that previously only seemed doable with Java, Flash or perhaps SIlverlight. With this it all runs in JavaScript and modern browsers basically, including the iPhone and Androidz.

On the server side, the basics are easy. You can put a call to a Processing Sketch into the body fields of a drupal or wordpress CMS, just need to make sure the file locations are good/accessible.

More complexified options are what I'm checking out now. AJAX JSON type maneuvers, when the processing sketch retrieves more arrays of flowing data, would be the most excellent thang to have.

Let's look at a frickin awesome chart of how open source developers collaborate day-to-day on creating Processing.JS using GitHub.com:

The processing-js Network - GitHub as seen from one fork. Processing.JS is almost at 1.2 and i figure the almost done code has to be in here somewhere.
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This is a time chart - 25 - 26 -27 are days. As you can easily see something fruitful, if mysterious is happening here.

Each person has different branches going on; branches are used like parts of the code dedicated to working out certain features. The different people can 'merge' between different branches by 'pulling'. The long hex code with Andor is a unique commit signature, which helps trace the chain back so that merges from totally different chains can all get joined back together, undone or etc. this is like advancing to a wiki user interface from emailing Word files back and forth...

GIT IT NOW: Git is a relatively new and mostly unknown version control software, becoming popular with coders now. It can work for code or digital documents - making repositories you can revert to earlier states, branch/fork, etc. It's a vast improvement over the old standard, CVS, which links your local code to a certain remote repository. Git lets you pull in code from any remote place, so people can work off different forks. Git was developed by Torvalds and other peeps in order to work on the Linux kernel more awesomely.

Git has taken a lot of the programming world by storm and GitHub.com is an excellent 'social coding' setup with a ton of clever people on it. The whole Drupal community benefits now from a team effort that switched all the Drupal community coding platform over into Git. There was awesome Drupalcon Chicago training on Git too, those vids are online conveniently. Git Reference

You have interesting sounding collaboratives from hotsh's Profile - GitHub (hackers of the severed hand) posting a neat ostatus microblogging ruby thing. Also steveklabnik/derp - GitHub "Lets you herp all of your Strings with a to_derp method." Achievements! Explore, learn about Git and make some forks of your own!

Anyway this is all neat stuff - please check it all oot as I can think of a lot of people who could make neat stuff with processing and/or git. There are other hosting services with Git now too including Beanstalk — Secure, Private Subversion and Git Hosting and Codebase - Git hosting, Mercurial hosting & Subversion hosting with complete project management. etcetc.

More links about new ninja Javascript, Processing and JSON / AJAX etc:

Intro quick explanation: Images, Animation and Interactions With Processing.js | W3Avenue: Processing.js is a port of the Processing Visualization Language, and allows you to program images, animation, and interactions for the web without using Flash or Java applets. Processing.js uses JavaScript to draw shapes and manipulate images on the HTML5 Canvas element.

Processing.js Blog

dhodgin/processing-js - GitHub - main filez

this is badass includes JSON/AJAX awesomesauce: Processing.js pomax tutorial

Rotating and translating with Processing | ProDevTips - programming tutorials

Drawing lines with Processing | ProDevTips - programming tutorials

JSON the official site, WTF is it? Have goodies with jQuery.getJSON() – jQuery API. these could load the sketch.

you can hack out and not use the init() script, for a more subtle loading/loop: #1186 Enabling lazy loading for sketches - Processing.js - processing-js

JQuery HowTo: Display loading GIF image while loading through AJAX

Getting started with Processing.js - JavaScript tutorial - LYNDA pay tutorial

some newbie XML questions - Processing.js | Google Groups - newb parsing 101

jquery - Better event-based redraw() of Processing.js when using noLoop() - Stack Overflow

Loading JSON, rendering text and using the Processing JS API | ProDevTips - programming tutorials

javascript - Using JSON from Processing-JS - Stack Overflow

BitTorrent visualization in processing.js - Power of Data Visualization

10 Stunning JavaScript Animation Frameworks | DJDESIGNERLAB

WordPress Header Animation with Processing.js « Ivan Teoh

Using Javascript to display RSS

some contributor - dhodgin/processing-js - GitHub - dhodgin's Profile - GitHub - annasob's Profile - GitHub

minor stuff JamesBoelen/Processing-Design-Elements - GitHub

HTML5 video! with events annasob/popcorn-js - GitHub

Mort Zuckerman, Charter Member of Generation of Swine sez "WikiLeaks, Cyber War Threaten Our Way of Life" / I say, You Kids Get Off My Cyber-Lawn!

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I've noticed that the shadiest old men of the Establishment frequently make political arguments that boil down to 'GET OFF MY LAWN YOU DAMN KIDS'. For example, the corrupt paleo-reaganite federal judge in Minnesota who tossed the Shepard Road RNC lawsuit said he didn't care about illegal government operations because GET OFF MY LAWN. Interesting philosophy, to which the kids respond "Ok we'll become anarchists then." The tighter they squeeze, the moar star systems slip thru their clumsy fingers.

One of the more nasty old Weasels of the Woodwork, Mort Zuckerman, posted another of his characteristic Grumpy Old Man rants, because wrecking America wasn't enough he has to blather about Hacktivists© now too.

So we need to destroy the internets now because the national security state is weak & feckless in the face of anarchic HTTP protocols and Denial of Service attacks.

As A Victim Of Cyberwar © Myself This Week, I mean damn, I had a DDoS take Hongpong.com's shared box off the internets all damn day yesterday, and you know what?

Denial of Service attacks don't matter for jack! I survived, everything's fine, it's annoying but it's like spilling yr beverage. Wash out the keyboard, let it dry, get on with things.

Anyway the Old Zuckster, a nasty racist old man who hates Palestinians and loves his criminal financial operative besties friends, let loose with this broadside: WikiLeaks, Cyber War Threaten Our Way of Life - US News and World Report (related he wrote in WSJ Mortimer Zuckerman: How to Fight and Win the Cyberwar)

Which literally included an 80-year old disinfo bit about Anarchism © :

Anarchists have a long history in America of acting to create and at times threaten a violent overthrow of civil society. An anarchist assassinated President William McKinley in 1901 and others tried to kill Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer in 1919; anarchists sent 36 parcel bombs to prominent citizens in 1919 and exploded a lethal bomb on Wall Street in 1920. Our cyber anarchists would be appalled at any comparison, but their intent is the same—the creation of chaos—and the philosophy is the same, characterized as are all anarchic movements by an inability to distinguish liberty from license and an overriding narcissistic contempt for the rights of others. Of course, the license is pre-emptively asserted in the name of "the people."

Actually I'm pretty sure it was your buddies on Wall Street that acted for the creation of chaos etc...

Read All 18 Comments - Anyway I think my response was pretty good:

You Kids Get Off My Cyber-Lawn!

Mr. Zuckerman, your corrupt generation of swine has virtually destroyed the United States, and you've been a cheerleader of the most perfidious rings of financial criminals every step of the way -- your personal friends are the core of our nation's problems. As the official mascot for obsolete & grumpy old men everywhere, you're leading by anti-example, showing us all how to march towards the apocalypse with aplomb. Perhaps in the afterlife you'll be sentenced to a Groundhog Day-like scenario, experiencing directly the destruction your generation of unstoppable criminals has wrought, from the West Bank bulldozers to the nuked pension funds.

The more vengeful and abusive shady old people like you get, the more young people turn away from your deadwood ideology by the thousands. Raiding the Royal Carriage, the kids in England chant 'Off With Their Heads' as the Grumpy Old Men fume and ask their grandkids to setup the DVD player. You will have no ideological heirs, sorry Mort! The National Security state is a layer cake of lies, and it's so weak just proclaiming a few bits from the rooftops sends it spinning into Chaos. On Internets we call this a LOL: your dictatorship of information control is eroding exponentially. It's not the anarchists' fault these hierarchies are falling apart!

It's a good feeling that the snarling geriatric types are losing their grip - but I fear within 10 years or so, nearly demonic geezers like Zuckerman and Dick Cheney could be effectively almost immortal/zombie-like due to medical advances. Transhumanist Grumpy Hyper-Old Men would be awful.

I'll leave it there - oh wait here's an awesome roundup describing how evil this man is, how he treats his media employees abusively, and nukes their 401Ks while lunching at the Four Seasons. A Look Back: Ten Years of Branding Mort Zuckerman As A Boring Monster: lulz:

Over the last ten years, the New York Post has called Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman a cheapskate, a tyrant, an illegal maid-payer, a friend to unsavory characters, a bad businessman, a racist, a friend of terrorism, a firer of pregnant women, a publisher who uses his editorial page for the his own real estate interests, a constructor of dangerous buildings, the provoker of staff suicides, as well as wild-eyed, mercurial, panicky, a cheater of readers, a scoffer at laws, a "horrible, nickel-and-diming boss," and the publisher of boring publications.

Let's hope the real estate crash bankrupts him before he can rant again!

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