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Proof? Facebook may be a Government run spy app

January 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Many people, activists in particular have noticed that Facebook periodically tries to shut down free speech on political issues. It has targeted accounts who are vocal in calling out injustices or reporting on events of importance. They have tried to shut me down a few times and have actually banned me for a few days at a time. They have also used this tactic to slow me down in acquiring new friends and contacts.
This morning I noticed something I had not before. I tried posting a story about Imprisoned Human Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart being denied cancer treatment. I was presented with a security check captcha, which is what Facebook uses to block accounts (never fill out the captcha), instead open Facebook in a new tab and close the old one. This usually works. But not today, they may have fixed that vulnerability. They would not allow me to post that story no matter how hard I tried to circumvent it.
Disgusted with it I moved on. I tried to post something else on an unrelated subject for the hell of it. It went through and posted. I thought wth, and tried posting the Lynne Stewart piece again. FAIL! Another captcha. I tried a post with different subject matter. It posted. Tried the Lynne Stewart piece again. FAIL! Captcha again. I repeated this over and over.
I came to a conclusion. Facebook was not blocking me for “too much” or “annoying” posting, their normal excuse for a ban. They were blocking THIS story. Why does FB give a crap about a human rights lawyer who is being denied cancer treatment? The obvious answer is she is an enemy of the state. The story is being flagged or filtered. Again I ask myself why does Facebook care? The answer, they don’t. Unless…. Facebook is more deeply in bed with the feds than anyone realized. Worse, Facebook ARE the feds. CIA? NSA? FBI? DHS? Something else we have never even heard of?
Julian Assange has called Facebook an ‘Appalling Spy Machine’, and maybe that assertion only scratches the surface of how insidious the truth really is.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/02/julian-assange-facebook-is-spy-machine_n_856313.html

With that said here is the story I tried so hard to post that was constantly blocked by FB.

Imprisoned Human Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart Denied Cancer Treatment
http://newsworldwide.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/imprisoned-human-rights-attorney-lynne-stewart-denied-cancer-treatment/
She tirelessly worked for justice. She devoted her life and work to upholding principles too important to reject. She knew the risks and took them. She did so because it matters.
For 30 years, she defended America’s poor, underprivileged, unwanted and forgotten. Without advocates like her, they never have a chance for due process and judicial fairness.
Her trial mocked justice. It was orchestrated to convict. It reflected the worst of McCarthy-like tactics. Inflammatory terrorist images were displayed in court.
Jurors were manipulated and intimidated. Lynne was called a traitor with radical political views. Heated rhetoric substituted for truth and full disclosure.
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The terrible truth may be that Facebook is not just offering back door access of your personal data to the Surveillance State. Facebook may actually be a very large arm of the Surveillance itself.

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Douchebag of the year UC Davis police officer Lt. John Pike

January 1, 2013 7 comments

Douchebag of the year UC Davis police officer Lt. John Pike

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UC_Davis_pepper-spray_incident

Officer Pike in 2012 became the poster child for authoritarian oppression. Seen here eagerly doing the dirty work of his corporate masters by pepper spraying unarmed peaceful protesters.
The internet soon filled with memes and photoshopped images of Pike spraying other things such as famous works of art, the founding fathers and more.
Congratulation Officer Lt. John Pike, our first ever annual douchebag of the year.

The best pictures of the pepper spraying cop may be found here.
http://www.funnyordie.com/slideshows/de15e1a25a/the-best-pictures-of-the-pepper-spray-cop-meme#slide5

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The murder of Kelly Thomas my 2012 story of the year

January 1, 2013 Leave a comment


I have given a lot of thought to the year of 2012 and wondered what stories should be considered important. NDAA, FISA and the continuing usurpation of our rights under the traitors we have elected in Washington. These certainly are defining issues for our time. The endless grind of the war machine making heavy profits for the rich while crushing the poor. The economy is a major issue as the global elite flaunt with impunity their tightening grip on the planet.
Looking back however, one story stuck in my mind the most, haunting me, and left me wondering if this man would ever find justice for his murder at the hands of vicious psycopaths. People who should have helped and protected him and instead took his life in a most savage and horrible way. It is the story of Kelly Thomas.
from wikipedia…
On July 5, 2011, at about 8:30 PM, officers of the Fullerton Police Department responded to a call from the management of the Slidebar[14] that someone was vandalizing cars near the Fullerton Transportation Center. While investigating, they encountered the shirtless and disheveled Thomas and attempted to search him. According to statements given by the officers, Thomas was uncooperative and resisted when they attempted to search him, so backup was called. The officers then repeatedly applied Tasers to Thomas, hit him with the butts of the Tasers and flashlights, and threw him onto the ground.[15] A video of the event surfaced, and Thomas can be heard repeatedly screaming in pain while officers are heard repeatedly asking him to place his arms behind his back. Unable to get Kelly to comply with the requests, a taser was used on him (up to five times according to a witness statement) in the video, and screaming “Dad! Dad!”.[16] Six officers were involved in subduing Thomas, who was unarmed and had a history of mental illness. Thomas was initially taken to St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton but was transferred immediately to the UC Irvine Medical Center with severe injuries to his head, face, and neck.
Kelly Thomas was removed from life support and died on July 10, 2011, five days after the beating.[24] Initial reports claimed that Thomas had been very combative with officers and two had suffered broken bones.[25] Later, the police department confirmed that no officers had suffered any broken bones, and that no one other than Thomas had any significant injuries.

Kelly Thomas shortly before his death after being beaten by Police

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Move over young Republicans now we actually have a Hitler Youth

January 1, 2013 2 comments
Hitler Youth

Hitler Youth

Taken from Occupy Buffalo…

DHS graduates first Corps of Obama’s Brown Shirts – Homeland Youth

The federal government calls them FEMA Corps. But they conjure up memories of the Hitler Youth of 1930’s Germany. Regardless of their name, the Dept of Homeland Security has just graduated its first class of 231 Homeland Youth. Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the President’s AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHS’s youth corps, designed specifically to create a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA Youth across the country.
On September 13, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps first-responders. While the idea of having a volunteer force of tens of thousands of volunteers scattered across the country to aid in times of natural disasters sounds great, the details and timing of this new government army is somewhat curious, if not disturbing.

DHS raising an armed army

The first problem one finds with this ‘new army’ is the fact that they are mere children. Yes, 18 is generally the legal age a person can sign a contract, join the military or be tried as an adult. But ask any parent – an 18, 20 or even a 24 year-old is still a naïve, readily-influenced kid.

The second problem with this announcement and program is its timing. Over the past two years, President Obama has signed a number of Executive Orders suspending all civil and Constitutional rights and turning over management of an America under Martial Law to FEMA. Also in that time, domestic federal agencies under DHS, including FEMA, have ordered billions of rounds of ammunition as well as the corresponding firearms. Admittedly, these new weapons and ammunition aren’t to be used in some far-off war or to fight forest fires in California, but right here on the streets of America.

Strange Armored Fighting Vehicles

Individuals around the US have begun reporting the site of strange, new, heavily-armed FEMA fighting vehicles. What would a disaster relief agency like FEMA need with 2,500 brand new GLS armored fighting vehicles? According to the agency’s own mandate, as well as President Obama’s recent Executive Order, the answer is ‘population control’ during a time of Martial Law.

One set of images made available by Rense.com shows trailer after trailer carrying these new DHS and FEMA armored fighting vehicles, complete with machine gun slots. They’re labeled with the usual backward American flag and the title, ‘Homeland Security’. Below that and the DHS logo, it also reads, ‘Immigration & Customs Enforcement’. Joining those markings, the black vehicles with white lettering also display ‘POLICE/RESCUE’ on one side and ‘Special Response Team’ on the other.

FEMA Corps

FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino gave the keynote address at the ‘Induction Ceremony’ for the inaugural class of FEMA Corps members. According to the DHS website, ‘Corps members assist with disaster preparedness, response, and recovery activities, providing support in areas ranging from working directly with disaster survivors to supporting disaster recovering centers to sharing valuable disaster preparedness and mitigation information with the public.’

Serino describes what the first FEMA Corps class has accomplished so far, as well as where they’ll be going next:

‘Yesterday, we welcomed 231 energetic members into the first ever FEMA Corps class. The members just finished off their first month of training with our partners at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and are one step closer to working in the field on disaster response and recovery. They will now head to FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness to spend the next two weeks training in their FEMA position-specific roles. Once they complete both the CNCS and FEMA training, these 231 dedicated FEMA Corps members will be qualified to work in one of a variety of disaster related roles, ranging from Community Relations to Disaster Recovery Center support.’

A standing army

Unlike most local disaster response teams who are volunteers, training periodically and only showing up when there’s a disaster, the FEMA Corps will be a paid, full time, standing army of government youth. FEMA Deputy Administrator Sarino goes on to explain, ‘The new members, who range in age from 18-24 years old, will contribute to a dedicated, trained, and reliable disaster workforce by working full-time for ten months on federal disaster response and recovery efforts.’

In closing his announcement of the first graduating class of FEMA Corps Youth, Sarino describes his and the agency’s vision of the future, one where ‘FEMA Corps sets the foundation for a new generation of emergency managers’.

DHS arms itself

As we detailed in the August 28 Whiteout Press article ‘History of DHS Ammunition Purchases’, federal emergency management agencies are looking more and more like a military army every day.

The federal government’s procurement website actually lists DHS’ requests for bids to supply it with ammunition and military weaponry. All of the orders listed in the above article, including the orders for hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition, are publicly available at http://www.fbo.gov/.

One look at a chart of DHS ammunition purchases over the past decade reveals a drastic spike in orders of bullets recently, totaling in the billions of rounds. Other charts available online show a similar drastic spike in the purchases of accompanying weaponry by the Department of Homeland Security.

What is the US federal government preparing for? And why does it feel it needs an army of brainwashed youth, millions of guns, thousands of armored fighting vehicles and literally billions of rounds of ammunition, just to provide relief to the American people during a natural disaster? Any historian will tell you it sounds more like the arming of the Hitler Youth than an army of first responders fighting forest fires and hurricanes.

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Cognitive Dissidents

By Josh Corman & Brian Martin

2011

This multi-part article, with original artwork by Mar, is a follow-up to a one hour panel discussion at DEFCON 19 titled “‘Whoever Fights Monsters…’ Confronting Aaron Barr, Anonymous and Ourselves” moderated by Paul Roberts, discussed by Josh Corman, Brian Martin and Scot Terban. The views of the authors are not meant to be a criticism of Anonymous, nor are they meant to be encouragement for future criminal activity. It is an inevitable fact that Anonymous, or similar groups, will become bigger, stronger, and more effective. Discussions on how to build a more potent digital hacktivism group (illegal hacking to achieve a political goal) have occurred for over a decade. This article will not attempt to introduce groundbreaking new ideas, but rather will summarize many existing ideas and subject them to analysis from two security practitioners on two sides of this issue. If…

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