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October 27 2011

And Now: The Rogue Websites Bill Introduced in U.S. House


The “Stop Online Piracy Act” would target foreign websites for take down. I wondered what this actually meant, from a technical perspective, so I gave the proposed legislation a very quick look. It turns out that the government wants to force U.S. Internet service providers to block access to the sites. There would be a [...]

October 26 2011

Fukushima’s Cesium-137 Fallout Double What Government Claims


Via: Slashdot: “A new study posted for open peer-review suggests that the nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi released far more radiation than the Japanese government initially estimated. The study [PDF] uses global radioisotope and meteorological data to calculate the size of the release from the plant. Nature News reports that, contrary to official claims, the [...]

October 20 2011

Facebook Is Building Shadow Profiles of Non-Users


Via: Slashdot: “As noted previously, Max Schrems of Europe Versus Facebook has filed numerous complaints about Facebook’s data collection practices. One complaint that has failed to draw much scrutiny regards Facebook’s creation of Shadow Profiles. ‘This is done by different functions that encourage users to hand personal data of other users and non-users to Facebook… [...]

October 18 2011

October 15 2011

Obama Regime Deploys U.S. Troops to Uganda


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Uganda: Scramble for Minerals Begins: Firms from China, India, Australia and South Africa have shown interest in exploring and producing the minerals. … The revelations come shortly after an aerial survey report confirmed that Uganda is endowed with copper, iron ore, cobalt, tin, gold as well as platinum...

October 13 2011

‘No Food Rights’ Judge Quits to Work for Monsanto Law Firm


There ought to be a RICO investigation into that f*cker. Via: Food Freedom: The Wisconsin judge who recently ruled that we have no right to own a cow or drink its milk resigned to join one of Monsanto’s law firms. Former judge Patrick J. Fiedler now works for Axley Brynelson, LLP, which defended Monsanto against [...]

October 12 2011

Financial Giants Put New York City Cops On Their Payroll


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Via: CounterPunch: If you’re a Wall Street behemoth, there are endless opportunities to privatize profits and socialize losses beyond collecting trillions of dollars in bailouts from taxpayers. One of the ingenious methods that has remained below the public’s radar was started by the Rudy Giuliani administration in New York City in 1998. It’s called the [...]

October 11 2011

Professor Krugman on maturity transformation

Unqualified Reservations

There's always time for a short lecture on UR's favorite topic. It's important to remember that Paul Krugman is an idiot, but he's not a fool:
Like a lot of people, my insights draw heavily on Diamond-Dybvig, one of those papers that just opens your mind to a wider reality. What DD argue is that there is a tension between the needs of individual savers — who want ready access to their funds in...

Children to be Banned from Blowing Up Balloons, Under EU Safety Rules


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Better require them to wear those reflective-vests at all times as well. And helmets. And… Via: Telegraph: Children are to be banned from taking part in traditional Christmas games, from blowing up balloons to blowing on party whistles, because of new EU safety rules that have just entered...

October 09 2011

Chaos Computer Club Describes Possible German Government Spyware


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and it's of course for windoze...
Via: MSNBC: A Germany-based hacker group claims a German government-created Trojan horse program is capable of secretly spying on Web users without their consent. The group says on its Web site that it obtained and analyzed a piece of software that is supposed to be a “lawful interception” program designed to listen in on Internet-based [...]

October 06 2011

Against the Institution: A Warning for ‘Occupy Wall Street’


Via: Andrew Gavin Marshall: While I fully endorse the efforts and actions of the Occupy Wall Street protests, now emerging internationally, there are concerns which need to be addressed and kept in mind as the movement moves forward. The process through which a potentially powerful movement may be co-opted and controlled is slight and subtle. [...]

October 02 2011

Internet Firms Co-Opted for Surveillance


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Via: Reuters: Internet companies such as Google, Twitter and Facebook are increasingly co-opted for surveillance work as the information they gather proves irresistible to law enforcement agencies, Web experts said this week. … Demands from governments for Internet companies to hand over user...

September 28 2011

India Files Biopiracy Lawsuit Against Monsanto


France24 Video: India vs. Monsanto: Seeds of Discord Via: Global Research: Representing one of the most agriculturally bio-diverse nations in the world, India has become a primary target for biotechnology companies like Monsanto and Cargill to spread their genetically-modified (GM) crops into new markets. However, a recent France 24 report explains that the Indian government [...]

September 27 2011

Facebook Tracks Users After They Leave Site


I use a custom filter in AdBlock+ to block all Facebook nonsense. I haven’t seen one of those ‘Like’ buttons in years. (Not on my computer, anyway.) If you don’t know what this ‘Like’ button garbage is all about, it’s a little widget that site operators put all over the place that lets Facebook users [...]

Wisconsin Judge: ‘No, Plaintiffs do not have the right to produce and consume the foods of their choice”


Via: The Complete Patient: As if to show how pissed he was at being questioned, he said his decision translates further that “no, Plaintiffs to not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd; “no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their [...]

September 26 2011

Ron Paul on the Palestinian State

The Market Oracle

The Palestinian Authority's recent announcement that it would seek UN recognition as an independent state dominated the news and the political debate in the United States last week, though in truth it should mean very little to us. Only a political class harboring the illusion it can run the world obsesses over the aspirations of a tiny population on a tiny piece of land thousands of miles...

49% of Americans Believe Federal Government “Poses an Immediate Threat to the Rights and Freedoms of Ordinary Citizens”


Via: Gallup: A record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, adding to negativity that has been building over the past 10 years. … The findings are from Gallup’s annual Governance survey, updated Sept. 8-11, 2011. The same poll shows record or near-record criticism of Congress, elected officials, government [...]

NYPD Has Anti-Aircraft Capability


Update: Barret .50 Caliber Rifle [???] lol Via: New York Post: Police sources told The Post that the weapon that Kelly was referring to involves a Barret .50 caliber rifle, which can be mounted on almost any police chopper. —End Update— Via: New York Daily News: Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the [...]

The Federal Reserve Plans to Identify “Key Bloggers” and Monitor Billions of Conversations About the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, Forums and Blogs


Is there are Federal Reserve link for this document? Here’s the document that ZeroHedge has produced: Sentiment Analysis And Social Media MonitoringSolution RFP Request for Proposal (Event-6994) Event Information Description: Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“FRBNY”) is extending to suppliers an invitation to participate in an Sentiment Analysis And Social Media Monitoring Solution RFP [...]

September 22 2011

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