EDUCATION IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR INTELLIGENCE...

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7 KEY REASONS WHY THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT IS GOING TO END SOON.....

Is something really big about to happen? For months, people have been pointing to the second half of this year for various reasons. For some, the major concern is Jade Helm and the unprecedented movement of military vehicles and equipment that we have been witnessing all over the U.S. For others, the upcoming fourth blood moon and the end of the Shemitah cycle are extremely significant events. Yet others are most concerned about political developments in Washington D.C. and at the United Nations. To me, it does seem rather remarkable that we are seeing such a confluence of economic, political and spiritual events coming together during the second half of 2015. So is all of this leading up to something? Is our world about to change in a fundamental way?  Only time will tell. The following are 7 key events that are going to happen by the end of September…

Late June/Early July – It is expected that this is when the U.S. Supreme Court will reveal their gay marriage decision. Most believe that the court will rule that gay marriage is a constitutional right in all 50 states. There are some that believe that this will be a major turning point for our nation.

July 15th to September 15th – A “realistic military training exercise” known as “Jade Helm” will be conducted by the U.S. Army. More than 1,000 members of the U.S. military will take part in this exercise. The list of states slated to be involved in these drills includes Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, Mississippi and Florida.

July 28th – On May 28th, Reuters reported that countries in the European Union were being given a two month deadline to enact “bail-in” legislation. Any nation that does not have “bail-in” legislation in place by that time will face legal action from the European Commission. So why is the European Union in such a rush to get this done? Are the top dogs in the EU anticipating that another great financial crisis is about to erupt?

September 13th – This is Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar – the last day of the Shemitah year.  Many are concerned about this date because we have seen giant stock market crashes on the last day of the previous two Shemitah cycles.

On September 17th, 2001 (which was Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar), we witnessed the greatest one day stock market crash in U.S. history up until that time. The Dow plummeted 684 points, and it was a record that held for exactly seven years until the end of the next Shemitah cycle.

On September 29th, 2008 (which was also Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar), the Dow fell by an astounding 777 points, which still today remains the greatest one day stock market crash of all time.
Now we are approaching the end of another Shemitah year. So will the stock market crash on September 13th, 2015?  Well, no, because that day is a Sunday. So I guarantee that the stock market will not crash on that particular day. But as Jonathan Cahn has pointed out in his book on the Shemitah, sometimes stock market crashes happen just before the end of the Shemitah year and sometimes they happen within just a few weeks after the end of the Shemitah. So we are not just looking at one particular date.

September 15th – The 70th session of the UN General Assembly begins on this date. It is being reported that France plans to introduce a resolution which would give formal UN Security Council recognition to a Palestinian state. Up until now, the United States has always been the one blocking such a resolution, but Barack Obama is indicating that things may be much different this time around.

September 25th to September 27th – The United Nations is going to launch a brand new sustainable development agenda for the entire planet. Some have called this “Agenda 21 on steroids.” But this new agenda is not just about the environment. It also includes provisions regarding economics, agriculture, education and gender equality. On September 25th, the Pope will travel to New York to give a major speech kicking off the UN conference where this new agenda will be unveiled.

September 28th – This is the date for the last of the four blood moons that fall on Biblical festival dates during 2014 and 2015. This blood moon falls on the very first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, it will be a “supermoon,” and it will actually be visible in the city of Jerusalem. There are many that dismiss the blood moon phenomenon, but we have seen similar patterns before. For example, a similar pattern of eclipses happened just before and just after the destruction of the Jewish temple by the Romans in 70 AD.

Perhaps none of this alarms you. But when you add everything above to the fact that the elite definitely appear to be feverishly preparing for something, a very alarming picture emerges.
For example, due to fears that a “natural disaster” could interrupt their operations in New York, the New York Fed has been working hard to build up a satellite office in Chicago.

What kind of “natural disaster” could possibly be so bad that it would cause the entire New York Fed to shut down?

And NORAD has decided to move back into the base deep inside Cheyenne Mountain after all these years.  The threat of an electromagnetic pulse was the reason given for this decision.

By themselves, perhaps those moves would not be that big of a deal. But let’s add all of the weird movements of military vehicles and equipment that we have been witnessing lately to this discussion. I included this list from Intellihub in a previous article, but I believe that it bears repeating…
  • On March 13th, Intellihub founder Shepard Ambellas detailed photos and documentation of nearly 40 U.S. Army soldiers, wielding training rifles and dressed in full combat gear, participating in an urban warfare style training drill just outside the Texarkana Regional Airport perimeter.
  • In the middle of April, a report out of Big Springs, Texas revealed that a train full of military equipment and over a dozen helicopters had arrived in the town ahead of Jade Helm 2015.
  • Photographs taken in Corona, California a few days later added to the Jade Helm speculation after they showed a MRAP full of what looked to be U.S. Marines driving down the 1-15 freeway. “In broad daylight with not a care in the world”
  • On April 24th a shocking report on Intellihub News detailed armed troops seen confronting angry protesters in a “professional news package” of riot control training released by the military
  • “A massive buildup, a lot of movement and its undeniable at this point,” read the headline on April 25th after a convoy was seen in Oroville, California that stretched as far as the eye could see.
  • Moving into May, photographs taken in Indiana showed a massive military convoy heading down the freeway. The photos, taken by a concerned citizen, show the convoy heading west on I-70 for reasons unknown.
  • Two days later, video footage, this time out of Texarkana, Arkansas, highlighted a convoy of Humvees driving down the highway as well as a trainload of military vehicles that was seen shortly after.
  • In mid May, Intellihub reporter Alex Thomas published a detailed report that confirmed that the military was indeed training to take on the American people, this time in the form of domestic house to house raids.
  • The next day a new report, also by Alex Thomas, proved that Marines were actually practicing for the internment of American citizens.
  • On May 18th, a train full of hundreds of military Humvees was spotted,further revealing the increased military buildup across the country leading into Jade Helm 2015. The train was heading towards Cleveland for unknown reasons although a possible connection to planned upcoming protests had been mentioned.
  • This past week a massive military war game simulation called Raider Focus was announced. The war game will include the largest military convoy seen on the roads of Colorado since World War II.
  • On may 23th, Intellihub News reported on pictures sent to ANP that show a 1/4 mile long military train convoy near the Colorado Wyoming border.

WHEN PARADISE BECOMES A HELL OR THE LAW INDUSTRY IS A BUSINESS AND THAT BUSINESS WANTS YOU!

If your business has lost 25% of its customers what do you do? Do you find ways to generate new customers, maximize the value of old customers, and tailor your dealings with your customers with these needs in mind?

The law industry (police, judges, lawyers, etc.) has lost a lot of 'customers' over the last 20 years. Crime rates are down considerably. Fortunately for the industry, they've been able to co-opt our so-called leaders into passing new crazy and out of this world laws aimed at restoring the customer base through the middle class, a previously untapped source of 'criminality' in our once free society. We The People don't particularly care for having our lives, and our families lives destroyed this way, but who cares right? The law is the law no matter how little support it has.

This is why we see these really unusual anomalies in our system, this is why person A gets the book thrown at them but person B has hundreds of charges and convictions and is let off virtually scot-free.

Are there examples? Of course. On the one hand, the book is thrown at middle class taxpayer and cafe owner Marisol Simoes, a 'new customer' that is never likely to be a customer again and is only a customer this time because make believe laws were created to snare her, laws she never imagined existed, and won't be fooled again. She got into trouble due to a non-violent dispute with a customer, one which would normally have been resolved in civil court but there's no value to the criminal injustice system in that eventuality. So to maximize profit on this one time customer the severest sentence possible is given to this middle class citizen with no prior convictions of any kind whatsoever.

As to Marisol's children? Well they go without their mother. With any 'luck' this will affect them in such a negative way that eventually they too will become part of the system, more good customers to cash in on.

On the other hand, lets discuss Delores Pearl Robinson and her sister Molly Christina Robinson, shall we? These two clowns, in their most recent incident, physically assaulted a bus driver. This was physical not some files on the internet like Marisol. The damage to the driver is permanent. It turns out that these two twisted sisters have 450 and 250 arrests respectively. Most of them for violence-related offenses. They have yet to serve as much time in jail as Marisol Simoes was sentenced to in one non-violent disagreement.

But then they're good customers. If you give them stiff sentences you'll frighten them off and they may stop being good customers any longer. So they get no penalties and keep coming back for more and this employs police, judges, prosecutors, a whole whackload of employees committed to lots of expensive overtime and the business of law hums along nicely. Very profitable ladies indeed. The last thing you'd want to do in your business is drive them away.

This is why we see these seemingly strange situations where some miscreant has hundreds of convictions and no jail time and ordinary citizens who make one mistake get the book thrown at them. It's all about keeping the industry as productive and profitable as possible. This is also about as far away from what we want from our system as can be imagined, but who are we? We just pay the bills. And run all the risks. Being killed or jailed are increasingly the only options we have in our middle class lives. Funny thing about the middle class though. You can push it so far but then it bites back. Hard.

GENOCIDE IS GENOCIDE; WHY IS HARPER AFRAID TO SAY SO??

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MARTIN LUTHER KING AND JUSTICE

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APPLE CO-FOUNDER WOZNIAK: "EDWARD SNOWDEN GAVE UP HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY"

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has openly expressed his admiration for NSA leaker Edward Snowden, marvelling that he gave up his own life . . . to help the rest of us.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has openly expressed his admiration for NSA leaker Edward Snowden, marvelling that he "gave up his own life . . . to help the rest of us."
Over the weekend, Wozniak praised the former NSA contractor as "a hero" for leaking documents about the NSA's programs of mass surveillance and reiterated the importance of individual privacy in the digital age.

"Total hero to me; total hero," he told ArabianBusiness.com. "Not necessarily [for] what he exposed, but the fact that he internally came from his own heart, his own belief in the United States Constitution, what democracy and freedom was about. And now a federal judge has said that NSA data collection was unconstitutional."
 
Snowden, who released the documents to journalists in 2013, is currently living in exile in Russia as he is wanted by US prosecutors. Earlier in May, a Federal Court ruled that the bulk collection of phone metadata under Section 215 of the Patriot Act — precisely what Snowden wanted to make public — was illegal.

In the past Wozniak, who helped found Apple with Steve Jobs before leaving the company in the 80s, has compared Snowden to Pentagon papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg. "So he's a hero to me, because he gave up his own life to do it," says Wozniak. "And he was a young person, to give up his life. But he did it for reasons of trying to help the rest of us and not just mess up a company he didn't like."

HARPER CONSERVATIVES TRY TO BAN THE TEACHING OF DEMOCRACY IN SCHOOLS


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WILL HEROIC WHISTLEBLOWER WILLIAM MCNEILLY BECOME THE NEXT UK PRIME MINISTER? ARE THE AUTHORITIES AFRAID? HE'S DISAPPEARED ACCORDING TO HIS FAMILY

Older brother Aaron McNeilly says that his brother has been disappeared.

He told the media: "It's been very nerve wracking not knowing what's happening and stuff but I'm very proud of my brother for what he has done. "My brother is not in this for glory or anything, he is doing it for the right thing, he is not a liar. "He is basically protecting us and coming forward and saying look there are issues here and they need to be looked at. "He'll do anything for anybody. He's very worried about it and was thinking about the safety of the country and that's why he has done it."

The whistleblower hit the headlines when he branded Trident submarines a "disaster waiting to happen" and alleged 30 safety and security flaws.

The Ministry of Defence deny the seaman's allegations and have said that they take the operation of submarines and the safety of personnel very seriously.

On Thursday a debate on McNeilly's allegations will be held in the House of Commons.
Mr McNeilly's family say that he is highly ambitious and would not have potentially ruined his career with the navy.

The Ministry of Defence has remained tight-lipped about whether he will be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act and just where he is being held. This story is about to blow sky-high in the face of the 1% rulers of evil brigade and they know it.

OR MAKE THEM OBEY US IS ANOTHER OPTION....

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APPLE AND GOOGLE GET TOGETHER WITH THEIR SPY MASTERS TO MAP OUT STRATEGIES TO OPPRESS WE THE PEOPLE!

At an 18th-century mansion in England’s countryside last week, current and former spy chiefs from seven countries gathered with representatives from tech giants Apple and Google to discuss government surveillance in the aftermath of people's movements to discover what their employees, aka the government are up to.
 
The three-day conference, which took place behind closed doors and under strict rules about confidentiality, was aimed at blurring the line between privacy and security.
 
Among an extraordinary list of attendees were a host of current or former heads from spy agencies such as the CIA and British electronic surveillance agency Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ. Other current or former top spooks from Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Sweden were also in attendance. Google, Apple, and telecommunications company Vodafone sent some of their senior policy and legal staff to the discussions. And a handful of academics and pet journalists were also present.
 
According to an event program obtained by The Intercept, questions on the agenda included: “Are we being misled by the term ‘mass surveillance’?” “Is spying on allies/friends/potential adversaries inevitable if there is a perceived national security interest?” “Who should authorize intrusive intelligence operations such as interception?” “What should be the nature of the security relationship between intelligence agencies and private sector providers, especially when they may in any case be cooperating against cyber threats in general?” And, “How much should the press disclose about intelligence activity?”
 
The event was chaired by the former British MI6 spy chief Sir John Scarlett and organized by the Ditchley Foundation, which holds several behind-closed-doors conferences every year at its mansion in Oxfordshire in an effort to address “complex issues of international concern to the 1%.”
 
The discussions are held under what is called the Chatham House Rule, meaning what is said by each attendee during the meetings cannot be publicly revealed, a setup intended to encourage open and frank discussion. The program outlining the conference on surveillance told participants they could “draw afterwards on the substance of what has been said” but warned them “not under any circumstances to reveal to any person not present at the conference” details exposing what particular named individuals talked about.
 
We The People have taken note of this and will respond accordingly.

THE ONLY WAY THE WORLD EVER CHANGED FOR THE BETTER!

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ALBERTA ARTIST USES BUSINESS STRATEGY TO STOP OIL PIPELINE FROM RUNNING THROUGH HIS PROPERTY; THIS IDEA HAS MANY APPLICATIONS DEAR READERS!

Alberta artist, Peter von Tiesenhausen, has effectively stopped oil corporations from putting a pipeline through his 800 acre property by covering it with artwork and copyrighting the top six inches of his land as an artwork.

Realizing that mining companies can legitimately lay claim to any land underneath private property below a depth of six inches, van Tiesenhausen contacted a lawyer who drew up an intellectual property/copyright claim that said that if the oil company disturbed the top six inches in any way, it would be a copyright violation.

The oil corporations had been eager to get their pipeline through his land to get "their" natural gas. But no longer.

Von Tiesenausen decided to talk to them in their own language: Money. The copyright claim makes his entire property a work of art since he has covered it with visual art scupltures including "a 33-metre-long ship sculpted with willow stalks, winter ice forms, nest-like structures in trees, statuesque towers and a "lifeline" or visual autobiography composed as a white picket fence built in annual sections left to weather naturally".

 The copyright also drastically increases the remuneration of around $200 for lost crops to around $600,000 for an " artistic property disturbance".

Dealing with the oil tycoons as a business man, he has also been able to cut down on their harassing phone calls and visits.

Taking a page from the books of business consultants, he demands $500 an hour from companies that want to take up his time talking to him about his land. "I demand $500 an hour. They pay. It keeps the meetings really short and they don't do it nearly as often as they used to," the artist said.
"I meet presidents of oil companies. I show them I'm a guy trying to make a go of something that's honest and valid. It's what they understand."

We here at this site cannot stress how important this idea is in all walks of life. We need to think up new ways to apply it to control the controllers!

CONFORMITY IS THE JAILER OF FREEDOM AND THE ENEMY OF GROWTH!

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THANKS TO SCOTTISH WHISTLEBLOWER, BRITAINS PARLIAMENT WILL NOW DEBATE THE SAFETY OF THE TRIDENT SUBMARINE PROGRAM

The Scottish National Party, irate at the arrest and imprisonment of one of its native sons, has forced a debate in Westminster to discuss the growing crisis in the Trident program.

Able seaman William McNeilly, 25, was forced to go on the run last week after producing an 18-page report containing a series of allegations about the Trident submarines based at Faslane on the Clyde.
His report alleged 30 safety and security flaws on the submarines, describing them as a "disaster waiting to happen".

He was later apprehended at Edinburgh Airport and is now in military police custody.

The Royal Navy has said it disagrees with Mr McNeilly's "subjective and unsubstantiated" views and said it takes the operation of its submarines and the safety of its personnel extremely seriously.
At Holyrood, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted that a "top-level" inquiry into the allegations should take place without delay.

Speaking ahead of the House of Commons debate, former SNP leader Alex Salmond, the party's foreign affairs spokesman, said: "This is the SNP in action - standing up for Scotland - in the first week of Parliament.

"The SNP will continue to keep the pressure on the Government until we are satisfied that not only have they have investigated Mr McNeilly's claims thoroughly and have acted on the findings, but that those findings are put into the public domain.

"Trident is a key issue for people in Scotland. It is bad enough that Scotland is forced to house these weapons of mass destruction but these alleged breaches of security are deeply worrying - there must be absolutely no complacency."

This is the clearest reason yet why everyone, including those of us in Canada, must accept the duty and responsibility of being whistleblowers whenever the opportunity arises. If We The People are harmed for this, we can punish the harmers at a later date. But we must fulfill our roles as citizen electors and share what we know with each other.

COME MEET THE NEW BOSS....SAME AS THE OLD BOSS....


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HABERSHAM COUNTY, USA, COPS BLAME BABY FOR THEIR ATTACK ON THAT SAME BABY!

Nearly a year has passed since a Habersham County SWAT team stormed into the Phonesavanh residence, and very nearly killed their 19 month old child. The no-knock raid was prompted by an anonymous tip which suggested there were drugs in the house. As the officers forced their way into the home, they lobbed a flash grenade which wound up landing in the crib where baby “bou-bou” was sleeping. As it erupted, the infant suffered severe burns and had to be taken to the hospital, and placed in a medically induced coma.

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To any sane person, the sheriff’s department would be responsible for the damage inflicted on this child. Not only were there no drugs in the house, but the suspect they were looking for was found elsewhere. And despite their claims that they had the house under surveillance for two days prior to the raid, somehow they had no idea that there were children who lived there.

Still, the family had to fight the county tooth and nail to have their $1 million in medical bills reimbursed. Last month they settled with the county, and received $964,000, half of which will be given to them now, and the rest will be given to baby after he turns 18. While it’s great to hear that the family is getting something out of this, it’s shocking to see how defiant the sheriff’s department was, right to the very end. They never once admitted culpability for their gross negligence, and in a bizarre twist, their defense statement in court basically blamed the infant for his own injuries.

The act of sleeping in a room about to be breached by a SWAT team constituted “criminal” conduct on the part of the infant. At the very least, the infant was fully liable for the nearly fatal injuries inflicted on him when Habersham County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Long blindly heaved a flash-bang grenade – a “destructive device,” as described by the ATF, that when detonated burns at 2,000-3,500 degrees Fahrenheit – into the crib.

 Merely by being in that room, Bou-Bou had assumed the risk of coming under attack by a SWAT team. By impeding the trajectory of that grenade, rather than fleeing from his crib, Bou-Bou failed to “avoid the consequences” of that attack.

In any case, Bou-Bou, along with his parents and his siblings, are fully and exclusively to blame for the injuries that nearly killed the child and left the family with more than one million dollars in medical bills. The SWAT team that invaded the home in Cornelia, Georgia on the basis of a bogus anonymous tip that a $50 drug transaction had occurred there is legally blameless.

Can you believe that? It gets much worse from here. When photographic evidence of the baby’s horrific injuries were shown in court, the defendants denied that the photograph “accurately depicts the injuries allegedly sustained.” The statement goes on to the blame the parents and the baby because the damages caused to the child were “directly and proximately caused by the contributory and comparative negligence of the plaintiffs and their failure to exercise ordinary care.”

Fortunately, these cop chumps lost in their bid to hold a toddler accountable for his crime of sleeping in his crib and the family has been awarded a settlement.

EX-ROYAL NAVY SAILOR AGREES THAT WHISTLEBLOWERS ALLEGATIONS ARE TRUE

As Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly remains in military custody for criticizing Trident nuclear safety procedures, an ex-Navy sailor who backs many of his allegations has spoken at length to RT.

Euan Bryson, 25, served in Britain’s Royal Navy for 4 1/2 years as a communications and IT specialist. Among his leading roles were positions onboard the UK’s ex-Royal Navy flagships HMS Ark Royal and HMS illustrious.

The former sailor also served at the Faslane nuclear submarine base where McNeilly was working before publishing his 18-page report, which argued that the Trident nuclear program posed serious safety and security risks to Britain.

Bryson told RT on Wednesday he was disturbed by how the issue is being covered by UK mainstream media outlets – a number of which approached him after he commented on the Trident scandal in the Guardian on Tuesday.

He said despite various invitations he was “uncomfortable” at the thought of speaking to them after observing the tone of much of the commentary on the case. Bryson said: “Nobody is questioning what the guy’s said.”  “They are focusing on his personality and mental health, rather than the security issues he is pointing out.

The former sailor said that even if it was true that NcNeilly had mental health issues, it was just another example of the Navy’s lamentable security and safety standards.

While agreeing with many of McNeilly’s criticisms, which center on the Faslane base and its nuclear submarines, Bryson said that there were security issues “across the fleet.

Bryson recalled he had seen drunken service personnel in civilian dress let into secure facilities while at the naval base in Portsmouth, England.

They had secured entry by flashing bank cards at inattentive sentries from across a road, he said. He added during his entire time serving the Royal Navy, he was rarely searched when entering a British naval base.

Bryson said it was important to make sure the story did not leave the public consciousness. He also appreciated the political context of the allegations, particularly given the rise in Scotland of the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) with their anti-nuclear stance.

Asked why he added his voice to McNeilly’s in the first place, Bryson cited his own military service: “The sense of duty does not go away because you leave.

Since the McNeilly allegations came to light, the Royal Navy has maintained it places the highest priority on security and safety. However, there is also a reason to believe that McNeilly will NOT be charged under the Official Secrets Act, the risk of embarrassment is too great.


NSA AND ALLIES, USING PLAN CODENAMED IRRITANT HORN, PLANNED TO HIJACK GOOGLE PLAY STORE TO INSTALL SPYWARE ON SMARTPHONES

Top-secret documents reveal that spy agencies from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States planned to implant spyware on mobile phones by intercepting data sent between app stores.

The document, shared by Edward Snowden, detailed plans for the NSA – along with its Five Eyes allies – to hijack the connection between the Google Play Store and the user's device, effectively infecting each and every app listing with spyware. The group ran a series of workshops in Australia back in 2011 and 2012 to develop ways of achieving said end goal.

Codenamed IRRITANT HORN, the implants would share data from infected smartphones with the agencies without the user being aware said information was being transferred. While smartphone hacking isn't new, previous disclosures by Snowden have revealed how agencies designed spyware for iPhones and Android-powered hardware, it's an insight into how they planned to go about infecting mobile devices.

The released document also touched on Samsung's app store too, as well as the UC Browser. We should note, however, that current security protocols employed by Google on the Play Store make infecting apps with spyware almost impossible. This means you should feel relatively safe when browsing around the catalogue of apps and downloading the Candy Crush Saga game to steal some minutes of your time.

Both Google and Samsung declined to comment on the news.

ONE DAY YOUTUBE, TWITTER AND FACEBOOK WILL JOIN TOGETHER AND BE CALLED......

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VICIOUS AND VIOLENT DEATH THREAT AGAINST ICWATCH PROJECT, AN INTERNET TRANSPARENCY TOOL, LEADS TO CLOSER LINKS TO WIKILEAKS

"I promise that I will kill everyone involved in your website. There is nowhere on this earth that you will be able to hide from me."
Just two weeks after its launch, Transparency Toolkit’s ICWatch project, which documents more than 100,000 job profiles associated with the US "intelligence community" has been rehoused at WikiLeaks due to death threats and DDoS attacks on its infrastructure.

The death threat quoted above, sent from a US intelligence analyst in Washington DC to the project on May 13, perhaps perfectly encapsulates why the US intelligence community (IC) needs to be kept under close observation.

The ICWatch project has been expanded to 139,361 job profiles for today’s relaunch. These records reveal key details for hundreds of US spying, assassination, drone and detainee programs - providing important leads for journalists and prosecutors.

By hosting ICWatch WikiLeaks can shield the project from censorship and intimidation. ICwatch’s profiles have also been merged into the main WikiLeaks investigative search engine, boosting WikiLeaks’ analytical scope to 8.62 million records.

ICWatch launched at Berlin’s Re:publica conference to rave reviews on 6 May 2015. The project collects and cross references resumes posted on LinkedIn by people working in or associated with the intelligence and security sector. The dataset is intended as a tool for journalists, researchers and members of the public to better understand the secretive surveillance industry. The developers have simply made information that is already in the public domain easy to research.

M.C McGrath, the founder of Transparency Toolkit, who developed the project and presented it in Berlin, remarked that "open source intelligence is one of our biggest assets in understanding secret surveillance programs".

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Search all of WikiLeaks including ICWatch (example, JPEL)

NAKED BEYONCE

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UK ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINER WILLIAM MCNEILLY TURNS HIMSELF IN AFTER HEROICALLY WARNING HIS FELLOW CITIZENS OF THE DANGER THEY WERE IN; HE'S NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE

A U.K. Royal Navy submariner who heroically criticised Trident nuclear submarine safety procedures has handed himself in to police on his return to the UK.

William McNeilly, 25, went on the run after alleging the Trident missile programme, based on the Clyde, was a "disaster waiting to happen".

Able Seaman Mr McNeilly, from Belfast, has written a report, detailing "serious security and safety breaches".

The Navy said the fleet operated "under the most stringent safety regime".

The MoD said Mr McNeilly was "apprehended" by Royal Navy Police at Edinburgh Airport on Monday night and was being held at a military establishment in Scotland.

An official investigation was launched after Mr McNeilly raised his safety concerns in an internet post. This is in a supposedly free country where one has not just the right but the responsibility to keep their fellow citizens safe from harm.

He said he was an Engineering Technician Submariner who was on patrol with HMS Victorious this year. Victorious is one of the four submarines based at Faslane on the Clyde which are armed with the Trident missile system, Britain's nuclear deterrent.

Mr McNeilly has written an 18-page report, called The Secret Nuclear Threat, detailing what he claims are serious security and safety breaches on board the vessel.

Incidents included in his report varied from complaints about sanitation to failures in testing whether missiles could safely be launched or not.

He described security passes and bags going unchecked at the Faslane submarine base on the Clyde, alarms being muted "to avoid listening" to them, and stories of fires starting in missile compartments. Mr McNeilly said he raised these and other concerns through the chain of command on multiple occasions, but that "not once did someone even attempt to make a change".

He insisted that he has been careful about the information he had chosen to release so as to avoid prejudicing security.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr McNeilly said he was "not hiding from arrest".

He said prison would be "such a nice reward for sacrificing everything to warn the public and government".

He added: "Unfortunately that's the world we live in. I know it's a lot to sacrifice and it is a hard road to walk down, but other people need to start coming forward.

"Now I have no career, no money, no freedom, no chance of spending quality time with my family and friends. But I also have no regrets. There is no better feeling than truly serving the people.

"Finding this path wasn't hard, given the circumstances it was practically illuminating. I have faith that one day the people with the power to make a difference will understand where I'm coming from, and start working towards creating a better world."

On Monday, a post on a Facebook profile apparently belonging to Mr McNeilly said he had "moved between countries, changed location almost every day", but now "lacks the resources to remain undetected". "I will be handing myself into the police today," it said.

A Navy spokesweasel said: "The Royal Navy takes security and nuclear safety extremely seriously and we are fully investigating both the issue of the unauthorised release of this document and its contents.

"The naval service operates its submarine fleet under the most stringent safety regime and submarines do not go to sea unless they are completely safe to do so."

The spokesman also said the Navy "completely disagreed" with Mr McNeilly's report, claiming that it "contains a number of subjective and unsubstantiated personal views, made by a very junior sailor".

However, they added that it was "right" that the contents of the document were considered in detail.
The SNP's Westminster leader Angus Robertson said the report read as "a nightmare catalogue of serious safety breaches aboard and alongside these nuclear-armed submarines" and called for the Ministry of Defence to make public the results of its investigation.

He added: "Failure to follow standard safety procedures is unacceptable in any workplace but on a Vanguard submarine on patrol it could result in extreme tragedy not just for those on board but indeed for the entire planet."

ANGRY NEW YORK NEIGHBOURHOOD STOPS LOCAL POLICE FROM HARMING CHILDREN; COPWATCHER MICHAEL BARBER CAPTURES THE MOMENT

New York, NY– On May 14, copwatcher Michael Barber of the Copwatch Patrol Unit was out doing a great public service in which he frequently engages – filming the police.  As he was doing so, he captured something absolutely amazing.

The video, originally posted to Facebook early Friday morning, captured undercover officers grabbing at children while attempting to arrest a 14-year-old girl.  This was reportedly over allegations that a child who was with her, who witnesses say appeared to be around 7-years-old, had pushed the button on a police call box.
What begins as a typical video of police abusing their badges takes a dramatic turn for the absolute best around six minutes in.

An angry member of the community boldly approached the officer and informed him that he has no business laying his hands on a 14-year-old child.  She continues to bravely defend the child’s rights without backing down, adamantly demanding the officer’s names and drilling it into the teenagers that they need to tell their parents what the officers did.

Around 6:20 the officer jumps out of his vehicle and charges towards one of the young girls who was calmly explaining to him that she had not done anything wrong.  She continues to back away and witnesses, women and children, jump right in - trying to get between the teenager and the plain-clothed officer trying to snatch her.

At 7:11 the officer makes another move to grab the young girl and a woman jumps in and rips her away from his grasp, as witnesses scream for the officers to go home.

After successfully separating the officers from the children, one of the (superhero) women screams at the officers.
“You know you’re doing wrong! GO HOME!”
In one of the most shocking moments we have seen, the now frightened and humiliated officers get in their unmarked car and leave.

With so many children dying at the hands of police, it is more important than ever to defend our youth from these animals so we say, "Well Done!" to these community heroes.

PIC OF THE WEEK!

David Icke's photo.

BRITISH RETIREE, UNHAPPY WITH PRIME MINISTER CAMERON, EXPRESSES HIS DISPLEASURE IN ART; THAT ART IS PROMPTLY BANNED BY A CRIMINAL BRITISH GOVERNMENT

Retired British resident and long-time taxpayer Tony Davis, 73, is so passionate about politics he commissioned a local street artist to create a giant painting on his end-of-terrace property.

The mural, 30ft long and 10ft high, shows the British Prime Minister with his hand around a nurse’s throat, with the backdrop of Westminster and Clifton Suspension Bridge.’

But he's been threatened by the local cowardly council to remove it or else. The concept of respecting your elders apparently doesn't exist in that part of the world. If he refuses to remove it, he could eventually be fined up to £20,000 under the Town and Country Planning Act.

Tony said: "I've had a notice of prosecution. If you are a commercial premises you can advertise anything but if you are a private premises you are restricted to a size of 2ft by 3ft.

"But this applies to hoardings - not something that is painted on the wall like mine is.
"Also my question is, what exactly am I meant to be advertising?"

Tony has seven days to reply with the notice but claims his attempts to speak to the council's enforcement department by phone have so far been unsuccessful.

He had intended to keep the mural after the election, even though Labour lost, because he claims it has "brightened up" the area".

He added: "As far as I'm concerned it's not going anywhere soon."

Lifelong Labour supporter Tony Davis is showing his support to the party - by having a 30ft graffiti mural of David Cameron throttling a nurse painted on the side of his house

We say, "Good for you, Tony". These kinds of tax-feeding parasites have been leeching off of We The People whilst intimidating and terrorizing us for far too long. It's time to make it clear to these vermin that they obey us, not the other way around.

Hang in there dude!

CAPTION OF THE WEEK! (A NEW FEATURE FOR US)

David Icke's photo.

AND NOW SOME NEWS FROM THE WACKO LAND OF NORTH KOREA......."YOU WANT A NAP? WE'LL GIVE YOU A GOOD LONNNNNNGGGGGG NAP!"

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — North Korea has executed its Defense Minister Hyon Yong-chol for falling asleep during military event attended by country's leader Kim Jong Un, Yonhap reported Wednesday, citing South Korea's National Intelligence Agency.

 South Korean National Intelligence Agency representative said at a briefing in Seoul, that Hyon was executed on April 30 in front of hundreds of North Korean officials. Hyon was accused of disloyalty to the country's leader after he had fallen asleep during a military event attended by Kim Jong Un, Yonhap said.

"Hyon Yong-chol, the chief of North Korea's People's Armed Forces, was executed by firing squad using an anti-aircraft gun," the news agency reported.

CANADA'S EVILLEST CORPORATION, BARRICK GOLD, SETTLES WITH THOSE THAT THE COMPANY EMPLOYEES RAPED AND MURDERED AND THEN HIRES FORMER HARPERITE JOHN BAIRD FOR......

Eleven women and girls who were raped, gang-raped or violently molested in the Papua New Guinea Highlands have reached an out-of-court settlement with Barrick, the world's biggest gold miner, having refused to accept the "insulting" compensation paid to 120 fellow victims of the company's security guards.

"It would be like accepting lollies as compensation," one of the 11 told Fairfax Media. Identified only as Jane Doe 10, she was 14 when she and two teenage friends were raped in 2010 at the Porgera mine, owned by the Barrick Gold Corporation.

The Porgera community says security guards and mobile police at the mine have raped more than 200 women and girls over the past two decades. It says men and boys have been beaten, shot and killed for entering the open pit or tailings dumps or going near the mine's property.

In other Barrick news, John Baird, most recently a high-ranking minister in the Harper government, has decided that this is the company for him and has hired on as an 'advisor' to help the multi-national greedmongers in their global endeavours.

"I'm really just into it for the special perks", exclaims the portly ex-minister from Satan.

In case you wonder if he's qualified for the job, we would remind you that he has a lot of experience, he's cut his eye-teeth in the Harper government learning how to screw the public without their consent. He's a real pro!

ROYAL AND SUN ALLIANCE LAWYER INVESTIGATED FOR FRAUD IN ONTARIO!

In a shocking case out of Ontario, lawyer Andrew McKay, who represents those accused of serious crimes and also does work for RSA, the international insurance underwriters, is being investigated for fraud and theft of funds involving the Ontario Police pension fund.

We eagerly await the outcome of this case and will be headlining the importance of any convictions, should they occur.

We do wonder at this site why an insurance company would hire such a seemingly unethical lawyer to do their dirty work? And are criminals such as Hell's Angels involved in any way? Were petty crimes involved in earlier incidents with this lawyer and his work for RSA that might have revealed a pattern of lawlessness (stealing rides from Translink, breaching trespass laws)? Should not the insurance corporation in question have realized what they were dealing with and warned the public?

These and other questions will soon be published once charges are laid and convictions made!

GUTLESS 'STALINIST' TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, UNDER ORDERS FROM THE HARPO CONSERVATIVES, FIRE VIRTUOSO PIANIST VALENTINA LISITSA FOR ENGAGING IN FREE SPEECH

In an ironically twisted version of cold war history, virtuoso pianist Valentina Lisitsa has been replaced by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and accused of engaging in public incitement of hatred after she posted political opinions critical of the Ukrainian government’s conduct in the country’s civil war.

Lisitsa, who was born in Kiev, is a world renowned pianist, with some of her performances garnering millions of views on YouTube. Her family grew up in a Communist bloc world where free speech was not allowed and performing in state-run symphonies was reliant upon obedience to the State. Now here in the so-called 'land of the free' Stalinist methods here in Canada are used against her.
 
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s aggressive attempt to censor her is a chilling insight into how perfectly legitimate political views that challenge the Canadian government sanctioned position on political beliefs within the mainstream newsmedia can be treated as “offensive” or “hate speech” and used to cripple someone’s career.
 
The TSO canceled Lisitsa’s concerts after the pianist drew attention to the plight of citizens in eastern Ukraine, who have been the victims of bombing raids carried out by the Ukrainian military.

Lisitsa originally supported the Maidan uprising but later realized that it had been hijacked by corrupt interests.

“I took to Twitter in order to get the other side of the story heard, the one you never see in the mainstream media—the plight of my people, the good and bad things that were happening in Ukraine,” she writes. “I translated news stories from Ukrainian language websites, I translated eyewitness accounts of atrocities…. I became really good in unmasking fakes published by Western media in order to make one side of the civil war look whiter and softer than the Easter bunny, and the other—like sub-humans, not worthy of mercy, the “collateral damage”.

Lisitsa was also instrumental in challenging western media pieces which glorified neo-nazi militants, brigades of which have been absorbed into the Ukrainian Army since the civil war began.

After receiving an unspecified number of complaints about Lisitsa’s “political statements” from members of the public, the TSO canceled her appearances at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto and attempted to dissolve its contract with the pianist.
 
So to remind the Stalinist government of Canada and the TSO of what our nation actually stands for, not the twisted evil that they promote, we include the following lyrics of OUR national anthem:
 
O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land, glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee;
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
 
Those who made this decision to fire this brilliant pianist should be considered traitors, terrorists and enemies o Canada! Jail them now for the safety and security of our nation!

TRUCK HITS POLE IN STOCKTON AND MORE THAN 5000 NEIGHBOURHOOD HYDRO SMART METERS EXPLODE; UNTOLD MAYHEM ENSUES!

Despite the fact that these meters have been known to burst into flames from time-to-time, and aside from the fact that they continuously expose occupants to electromagnetic radiation, and despite the fact that they can be used to continually collect data on everyone who lives in a home (the newer versions can send signals from individual outlets in a home every 15 seconds to be later broken down with disaggregation algorithms)… now this.

A truck crashed into a utility pole in Stockton, California, a few days ago, causing a power surge that ultimately resulted in some 5,000 smart meters on people’s homes exploding, leaving all of them without power.
The explosions began around 8:30 in the morning. Reported on CBS news:
When the customers in more than 5,000 homes get their power back on will depend on how badly damaged their meters are.
Neighbors in the South Stockton area described it as a large pop, a bomb going off, and strong enough to shake a house.
“The neighbor across the street, his meter doesn’t look as bad but his receptacles are all blackened.” said Brad Abernathy.
PG&E says a dump truck crashed near its Alpine substation on Arch Road. When the truck hit the utility pole, the top wire fell onto the bottom wire, creating a power surge.
So now, instead of just having to worry about continual data collection and surveillance, or the negative health effects of electromagnetic frequency exposure, or the potential for a random house fire, there’s also the possibility of a truck randomly hitting a pole and causing your smart meter to straight up explode, also damaging or destroying your home, killing your family and at the very least leaving you and yours without power for at least a week, maybe longer until it can be replaced… to possibly happen all over again?

THE PROUD, ANCIENT AND INDEPENDENT NATION OF SCOTLAND BANS FRACKING!

Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing announced a moratorium on granting planning consents for fracking developments to allow a full public consultation on the issue.

The move came as Lancashire County Council was forced to delay a decision on two proposed new fracking sites for at least eight weeks to consider new information from a shale company facing the prospect of its applications being turned down.

In a week when the Government promised an outright ban on fracking in national parks and accepted Labour moves to set "necessary conditions" restricting the shale industry as it faced down calls for a UK moratorium, public opposition continues to outstrip support.

A new online survey of 1,000 people found that two fifths (40%) were against fracking, while a quarter (25%) were in favour of it going ahead in the UK.

Around one in 10 (11%) were happy for fracking to go ahead but "not in my backyard", while almost a quarter (24%) did not know whether it should happen in the UK, the poll by Usurv revealed.

Almost half of those questioned in the North West (45%), where much of the shale gas resources are thought to be, said they were against it going ahead, with just 22% in favour of it, and 13% saying it could happen but not in their backyard.

And in Scotland just 15% of people thought fracking should go ahead, while 54% were against it, and less than 8% were happy for it to happen elsewhere.

Environmental campaigners had called on the Scottish Government to rule out hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", for shale gas after the move to introduce a UK-wide moratorium was heavily defeated at Westminster.

Holyrood currently has control over planning, with powers over onshore oil and gas licensing and mineral access rights due to be transferred as part of the Smith Commission agreement on further devolution.

ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER AVIGDOR LIEBERMAN CALLS FOR THE BEHEADING OF ALL ARABS IN PALESTINE!

The Israeli foreign minister has called for the beheading of all Arabs living in the occupied territories, only because of their opposition to the policies of the Tel Aviv regime.

Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday that all Arabs who reside in occupied Palestine and oppose Israel for its discriminatory policies against the Palestinians should be decapitated.

“… those against us, it cannot be helped, we must lift up an ax and behead them — otherwise we will not survive here.”  Lieberman said.

The extremist Israeli politician, who leads the Yisrael Beytenu party, made the remarks during a campaign event ahead of the general election slated for mid March.

Lieberman has repeatedly called for taking harsh measures against the Arabs living in the occupied territories, whom Lieberman call terrorists because of expressing their solidarity with the Palestinians. He has even called for issuing death penalties for those who publicly denounce Israeli’s policies against the Palestinians.

We want to make this very clear.....anyone who supports this vicious, evil government are themselves vicious and evil. And that includes all those Canadians who support the evil regime in Ottawa that acts as their puppet!

AMERICAN AND ISRAELI MILITARY ADVISORS WERE ARRESTED IN IRAQ, CAUGHT AIDING ISIL TERRORISTS!

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces arrested four foreign military advisors from the United States and Israel who were aiding the Islamic State, Iranian Tasnim News Agency reports.
Three of the arrested military advisors are dual citizens of the United States and Israel, while the fourth advisor is from a Persian Gulf country, Iraq’s Sarma News Agency said.

The foreign military advisors were captured in a headquarters, from where the Islamic State organized its military operations in Iraq’s Northern Province of Nineveh.

The arrests were made during the Operation, codenamed "The Sting of a Scorpion". A number of other Islamic State fighters have been killed during the assault. The detained foreign advisors have now been transferred to Baghdad.

YOUR SMARTPHONE IS SPYING ON YOU AND RECORDING YOUR PHONE CALL CONVERSATIONS. FOR WHAT WE WONDER?

After controversy earlier this month over televisions recording owners and sending the clips to third parties, smartphone owners are now discovering that companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft are also recording voice commands and storing them for up to two years.

Modern televisions are able to change channels, alter volume or even look up information on films via voice command. But controversy erupted on internet forums earlier this month when it was noticed that the terms and conditions for some such services – invariably skipped over due to their length and impenetrable language - allow companies to send recordings of tricky commands to third parties for interpretation.
 
Often these recordings are not encrypted, so are potentially vulnerable to hackers, and the recordings will capture personal conversations as easily as legitimate commands.
 
The privacy policy for South Korean manufacturer Samsung states: "Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party."
 
Now frustrated users are discovering that voice commands issued to smartphones are also being recorded and stored.

And unlike relatively straightforward commands made to a television, smartphone commands could reveal information on current locations, contacts, calendar entries or finances, making any sharing more sensitive.

Google, Microsoft and Apple declined to comment when asked how they handle the recorded clips and what they are used for.

SAUDI CLERIC REJECTS ROTATION OF EARTH; PRIME MINISTER HARPER INTERESTED IN HIS 'SPIN' ON SCIENCE!

A Saudi cleric has appeared in a recent video rejecting the long-held theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun and claiming the opposite holds true, prompting a wave of social media remarks.

Answering a student question on whether the Earth is stationary or moving, Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari replied: "stationary and does not move."

He then attempted to support his argument by quoting some clerics and selected religious statements. But his most controversial method to debunk the rotation theory was a "logical" deduction in which he used a visual.

“First of all, where are we now? we go to Sharjah airport to travel to China by plane, clear?! focus with me, this is Earth;” he said, holding a sealed water cup.

He argued that if a plane stops still in air “China would be coming towards it” in case the Earth rotates on one direction. It the Earth rotates on opposite direction, the plane would never reach China, because “China is also rotating.”

The Video triggered a wave of controversial remarks on social media, especially on Twitter, where a special hashtag is being widely circulated. The hashtag translates as: "#cleric_rejects_rotation_of_Earth

In an interesting remark, one user tweeted: "What a coincidence that this would occur on Galileo's birthday!"

We cannot now confirm the rumour that Prime Minister Harper considers the Sheikh to be perfect ministerial material for his next cabinet.

UN FINDS CREDIBLE TIES BETWEEN THE ISLAMIC STATE (ISIL) AND ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES

In a new report from the United Nations, it is revealed that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were maintaining regular contact with members of the so-called Islamic State since May of 2013.

Initial reports from the IDF stated that this was only for medical care for civilians, but that story fell apart when the UN observers identified direct contact between IDF forces and ISIL soldiers, including giving medical care to ISIL fighters. Observations even included the transfer of two crates from the IDF to ISIL forces, the contents of which have not been confirmed at this time. Further the UN report identified what the Syrians label a crossing point of forces between Israel and ISIL, a point of concern brought before the UN Security Council. This report from the UN strengthens the claims by the Syrian regime that Israel is heavily involved in operations within the nation.

This is part of a continuing pattern of Israeli support for the Islamic State.

 It was only two months ago that Israel attacked Syrian forces in opposition to ISIL forces. Israeli attacks even killed an Iranian military adviser for the Syrian military just two weeks ago. The U.S.’s financing of ISIL, part of the effort against Syrian president Assad, is well documented, as well. That the efforts to undermine the Assad regime were in turn strengthening the same terrorist group which recently set a Jordanian pilot on fire to set an example is conveniently ignored by the higher up military command.

When the United States began operations against ISIL, Israeli high command seemed reluctant to give any support and called the move a mistake. The support of ISIL fits in with Israeli concerns in the region, namely that of Syria and Iran, and U.S. opposition to ISIL has put the United States in the ridiculous position of once again arming the enemies that our Canadian forces will then be fighting tomorrow (or even today).

The Canadian government needs to pull our troops out of the Middle East and stop getting entangled in these twisted wars within wars that do us no good and anger too many dangerous organizations.

FREEDOM LOVING HERO EDWARD SNOWDEN WARNS CANADIAN YOUTH OF THE TREASON OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY!

American hero and fighter for the rights and freedoms of all citizens, Edward Snowden, yesterday spoke via the Internet to a high school conference in Canada, urged caution over proposed anti-terrorism laws.

"We saw on Friday the prime minister of Canada proposed a new law," Snowden, speaking from Russia, told the audience of about 1,000 high school students gathered at Upper Canada College, a private K-12 school in Toronto.

 He urged them to "be very careful" when governments attempt to set up new powers.

"Once we let these powers get rolling, it's very difficult to stop that pull through," Snowden said.

The new legislation would give the Canadian Security Intelligence Service power to disrupt suspected terrorists' bank accounts and travel plans to prevent a terrorist attack.  He was joined by journalist Glenn Greenwald in a 90-minute address, which included responses to questions from the Toronto audience.

"The chances you will die in a terrorist attack is infinitesimal," Greenwald said, adding the Canadian government was engaged in fear-mongering, calling the practice "a very dangerous yet very effective form of getting people to submit to things that they wouldn't submit to."

We agree wholeheartedly but would take it one step further. Those in government who intentionally and willfully interfere with the rights and freedoms of their fellow Canadians are traitors and should be considered as such. Traditionally, treason is the worst kind of crime with the harshest of penalties and no Canadians should governed by traitors and enemies of our way of life and system of values. Those responsible should be jailed immediately as enemies of Canada.

NINE YEAR OLD CHILD PUNISHED FOR 'TERRORISM' BECAUSE HE PRETENDED HE HAD SAURON'S RING!

A fourth grader in Kermit, Texas was suspended for making “terroristic threats” after allegedly telling a classmate that he had a “magic ring” that could make the boy disappear.

According to Kermit Elementary School officials, 9-year-old Aiden Steward told a classmate that he possessed a magic ring forged in Mount Doom — a fictional location from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series.

Aiden’s father, Jason, told The Daily News that his family had just watched The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies earlier that week, and that his son “didn’t mean anything” when he told his classmate he was in possession of the “one ring to rule them all.”
 
“Kids act out movies that they see. When I watched Superman as a kid, I went outside and tried to fly,” he said.

“I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence,” he added. “If he did, I’m sure he’d bring him right back.”

Kermit Elementary Principal Roxanne Greer told the Odessa American that she could not comment on the suspension, because “all student stuff is confidential,” but Steward said that she told him that any and all threats to a child’s safety — including magical ones — would be taken seriously by the school.

He also said that he requested, in writing, a detailed explanation as to how his son’s statements constituted a “terroristic threat,” and that he was told by a representative of the Kermit Independent School District that the school would mail him a letter.

Lest anyone think this could only happen in Texas, there are rumours all across Canada that since the Charlie Hebdo incident in France, children have been disappearing from their classrooms and held secretly on similar charges of 'terrorism', charges that have been manufactured out of the crazy laws that the Conservative government of Canada has been passing in order to get their hands on as many kids as possible.

BREASTFEEDING MOMS BANNED FROM BREASTFEEDING AT SCOTTISH CONFERENCE TO PROMOTE BREASTFEEDING! IS INSANITY NOW A REQUIREMENT FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICE?

Mothers invited to a Scottish Government-backed breastfeeding conference were left angry and bemused after being told that they would not be allowed to breastfeed their babies.

Organisers for the event, titled “Shifting the Curve - Sharing the Challenge Breastfeeding Summit”, said it was "open to everyone who works with children and families" and aimed to “remove some of the barriers” about breastfeeding.
 
Yet when mothers asked if they could breastfeed their babies at next month’s conference at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium, they were told by officials that this would not be "appropriate”.
 
Elise Stirling, who runs parenting consultancy Bond, Baby!, said she was “dumbfounded” when she was told by officials that the event was for “professionals" rather than breastfeeding mothers.
 
“Obviously it had not occurred to them that you can be both,” said Ms Stirling, 31, from Falkirk.

Labour MSP Elaine Smith said it was “astonishing” that mothers were told their children were not welcome.

She added: “The irony of it being a breastfeeding conference is unbelievable. Clearly it made sense to backtrack.

“However I think [the conference organisers] saying that they will provide special facilities for breastfeeding mothers begs a bigger problem.

“Women should be able to breastfeed wherever they are, they should be able to sit in the auditorium.
“If breastfeeding is seen as something that has to be hidden away in a different room, instead of celebrated, I don’t think we will break down the barriers.”

The Scottish Government spokesperson said: “The event was initially organised for health professionals and service providers.

"But we are sorry that mums were initially told they wouldn’t be able to attend this event with their babies, and following a number of enquiries from mothers we have now arranged baby changing facilities so they will be welcome to breast feed in the sessions or, if preferred, in the quiet areas provided.”

EXCITING NEW FREE SERVICE FROM TRANSLINK AND TRANSLINK SECURITY!

We have exciting news of a bold new public service being offered absolutely free from Transstink, the worlds worst transit company, and their rather less than manly police force.

Okay so say it's Christmas and you're suicidal like so many at that time of the year and you've decided to do away with yourself. But you're having trouble performing the feat. Your chosen method is just too slow, you're lying there bleeding on the ground but annoyingly not dying, well do we have news for you.

Transstinks transit police will kill you dead free of charge. No fees, no tax, no service charges or cost of materials, absolutely 100% free!

We've asked a spokesperson for Transstink Police to reply, take it away Constable Dick Forbranes:

"Well yep you demand it and we'll kill you free of charge. You don't even have to be anywhere near transit. We'll come to you if we have to. We prefer not to face any of the real criminals who hang around Skytrain and such as we're pretty much all cowardly yellowbellies so please try to make sure you're either with your back to us or otherwise indisposed and we'll shoot you down dead. We feel it's a very exciting day for public transit, being able to offer this service free of charge!"

Well thank you for explaining it Constable Dick. We certainly now know just what you and your fellow officers are. And where you're going.....

SURREY FIRST PULLS CROOKED ELECTION STUNT ON TAXPAYERS; TAX INCREASES FOR EVERYONE!

It's with a great deal of uproarious laughter that we read about the growing 'scandal' in Surrey regarding Surrey First jacking everyone's taxes sky-high after getting themselves re-elected on a platform of fiscal prudence, a platform noted only for its absence of reference to raising taxes.

What did you expect, residents of Surrey? You elected these vermin purposely because they were mean and nasty villains, human garbage who showed their colours by taking Thanksgiving meals from poor people. You got to read all about it in 24 Hours just last October. It's the belief of a lot of analysts that it was this very act of monstrous mistreatment of the weakest and poorest members of our society that pushed Surrey First and Linda Hepner over the top in the polls.

Did you think that you were somehow immune to being treated the same? Did you not understand that the kinds of minds that knock a Thanksgiving sandwich out of a hungry child's hand are the same kinds of minds that would pull a dirty election trick to get elected, then take food from your own children's hands with massive tax increases? Did you think that they care about you and yours any more than they care about the weak and the lame?

Organizations such as Surrey First and its supporters and thralls are the foulest demons that inhabit the lowest levels of hell. They come to the surface to commit acts of evil and they do it laughingly in your names. And you get in bed with them willingly. You support them precisely because they are evil.

What price to your eternal soul will this cost you, dear Surrey ratepayers? Let alone the cost to your wallets.

RED LIGHT RUNNING CHILD ENDANGERING CHRISTY CLARK, PREMIER OF BC, HAS THE UNMITIGATED GALL TO CRITICISE OTHER PARENTS FOR GETTING INVOLVED IN THE KINDER MORGAN RAPE OF BURNABY MOUNTAIN!

One of the more controversial incidents on Burnaby Mountain happened when two parents claimed that their children made a conscious decision to cross police lines and break the court’s injunction. Some observers felt this was a good step towards teaching the children about the value of civil disobedience.

 BC Premier Christy Clark spoke out recently and shared her opinion saying “it’s not OK”. She was critical of parents allowing their children to be involved with the protest against the fascist Kinder Morgan multi-national corporation raping Burnaby Mountain and was presumably using her vast store of wisdom as a single parent to criticize these 'proper' family decisions to participate.

Ignoring the inadequacy of raising a child as a single parent for the moment, lets think about this in light of recent events shall we?

This is the same harridan that admitted to regularly speeding through red lights with her child in the car during the last election campaign, a criminal act that endangered her child as well as all other children. In fact, if by a fluke these families that were criticised had been driving by they could have all been killed by this maniac behind the wheel of a car.

So this is the fount of knowledge of what's right for children? Someone who endangers her own child and the children of all of us by driving through red lights purposely and willfully?

Outrageous!

GUATEMALAN PROTESTER BURNED TO DEATH FOR PROTESTING AGAINST VANCOUVER COMPANY GOLDCORP; ARE OUR CHILDREN NEXT IN LINE TO BE KILLED BY THESE MANIACS?

A Guatemalan protestor was beaten and burnt to death after he dared to speak out against the Marlin gold mine, which is owned by Canadian company Goldcorp. The man, who was a member of an indigenous tribe, was killed by workers from the company who doused him with petrol before throwing a lit match onto his body.

This is not the first controversy that has hit the Marlin mine. When it was first constructed, there were multiple protests from local farmers.

In December 2004, an indigenous group from Sipakapa began a 42-day blockade of Glamis trucks passing through their community on the way to the mine, but the blockade was ended when more than 1,200 soldiers and 400 police agents began firing at unarmed protesters, resulting in the death of an indigenous farmer, Raul Casto Bocel.

This latest death is part of a decade-long struggle for local communities to protect themselves from the mine and its impact on the region. The stories are shocking with tales of intimidation, threats, social division, violence, bribery and corruption of local authorities, destruction and contamination of water sources, not to mention forest clearing and appalling health impacts such as malnutrition and skin diseases.

The company running Marlin is Montana Exploradora, a subsidiary of Goldcorp, based in Vancouver, Canada. The Vancouver Express asked these scumbags to comment on allegations that company workers had been responsible for setting fire to the protestor and received this response from the Communications Director, Christine Marks:

"Lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie"

ISRAELI TERRORISTS ARREST AND MOLEST 2 CHILDREN AGED TWO YEARS AND, EVEN MORE INCREDIBLY, NINE MONTHS OLD!

Israel on Thursday afternoon released nine-month-old Balqis Ghawadra and two-year-old Baraa Ghawadra who were detained by authorities the day before during a visit to see their jailed father. Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) often ignore laws and arrest infant Palestinians without warrant.

Executive director of the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) Abdullah al-Zaghari said the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem transferred the two siblings to the PPS after Israeli authorities handed them over to the hospital’s administration due to the severe trauma the infants suffered during their ordeal.

The two children had been detained, strip-searched and molested, alongside their mother, in a social affairs office in the southern Israeli-occupied city of Beersheba since Wednesday, Zaghari said, adding that the mother, Nihal Ghawadra from Bir al-Basha near Jenin, was still in custody.

No word yet as to what charges the infants face, the normal sentence for suspected infant terrorism is 20 years in an Israeli prison. According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Israel is the only country in the world where children are systematically tried in military courts and subjected to "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment."

But these people aren't nuts, no sirree bob! It just appears that way to any normal thinking human being!

UK GOVERNMENT SECRETLY HOSTS ARMS DEALERS WHILE A POPPY MEMORIAL TO WAR DEAD RESIDES OUTSIDE

The British government hosted a £240-a-head dinner for arms dealers in the Tower of London while poppies were still on display in the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red memorial right outside.

Nearly 200 people from the UK arms industry sipped Champagne before dining on a swanky three-course dinner just yards from the memorial to the 888,246 British servicemen killed in the First World War.

The annual ‘acclaimed and influential dinner’ on Tuesday night was kept quiet by organisers London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), which did not publicise where and when the event was taking place.

JERUSALEM SCHOOL WHERE LOVE AND RESPECT BETWEEN PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELIS TAUGHT HAS BEEN TORCHED BY ANTI-SEMITIC ARSONISTS

Arsonists set fire to a school in Jerusalem on Saturday night in a hate crime against the only early education institution in the city where Arabs and Jews learn together.

No one was hurt but this was an escalation of previous acts of hate against the Max Rayne Hand in Hand school for bilingual education. “Death to Arabs” had been scrawled on its walls on several previous occasions.

Students at the school responded to such a graffito three weeks ago by creating a banner saying “There is cooperation, love and friendship here between Arabs and Jews”. But on Saturday night, the hateful rejoinder to this hit home.

School officials said the assailants made a fire out of books and objects and badly damaged a classroom before firefighters put out the blaze. “There is no coexistence with cancer” and “Kahane was right” were scrawled in black, the latter slogan referring to Meir Kahane, the racist rabbi  who advocated the expulsion of Arabs from Israel.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL RELEASES APP TO HELP PROTECT WE THE PEOPLE FROM OUR OWN TREASONOUS GOVERNMENTS SPYING ON WE THE PEOPLE

Ever feel like someone's watching you? Amnesty International has released an app to find out if governments are spying on you.

Detekt is a free and open source software that scans your computers for known surveillance spyware. The app was developed by German security researcher Claudio Guarnieri, and it's launched by Amnesty today in partnership with civil rights and consumer protection organisations Digitale Gesellschaft from Germany, Electronic Frontier Foundation from the US and Privacy International from the UK.
                   
The app searches Windows PCs for known spyware that could be monitoring journalists and activists, with Amnesty claiming that surveillance technology has been discovered in "dozens" of counties all across the world. Amnesty accuses "cowardly" governments of using "dangerous and sophisticated technology" to read activists and journalists' private emails and even turn on their computer's camera or microphone to secretly record their activities.

As an example of such spyware, Amnesty highlights FinSpy, software developed by German firm FinFisher that can be used to monitor emails and Skype conversations, extract files from hard drives, and even take screenshots and photos using a device's camera. According to information published by Wikileaks, FinFisher has been used to spy on human rights lawyers and activists in Bahrain.

Amnesty warns that spyware developers will probably react to the app, updating their software to avoid detection. And that's just the software Detekt can find -- Amnesty admits that even if the app doesn't find traces of spyware on a computer, it does not necessarily mean that none is present.

If Detekt does detect spyware, Amnesty reccomends that you disconnect your computer from the Internet and seek help from an expert, from a different computer connected to the Internet from a different place than you would normally.

DOES THIS MEAN CANADA'S POLICEWOMEN ARE ALL SLUTS?? APPARENTLY THAT'S WHAT OUR GLOBAL TRADING PARTNER INDONESIA THINKS....

Indonesia's national police were urged Tuesday to halt virginity tests for women applying to join the force in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country with Human Rights Watch saying the practice was harmful and humiliating.

The rights group said women applicants are required to be both unmarried and virgins, and the virginity test is still widely used despite the insistence of some senior police officials that the practice has been discontinued.

In a series of interviews with HRW, young women -- including some who underwent the test as recently as this year -- described the procedure as painful and traumatic.

The women told how they were forced to strip naked before female medics gave them a "two-finger test", to see if their hymens were intact, a practice described by HRW as archaic and discredited.

"I don't want to remember those bad experiences. It was humiliating," said one 19-year-woman who took the test in the city of Pekanbaru, on western Sumatra island, and whose identity was not disclosed.

"Why should we take off our clothes in front of strangers? It is not necessary. I think it should be stopped."

Nisha Varia, associate women's rights director at HRW, described the tests as "a discriminatory practice that harms and humiliates women.

"Police authorities in Jakarta need to immediately and unequivocally abolish the test, and then make certain that all police recruiting stations nationwide stop administering it."

ISRAEL DEFIES ENTIRE PLANET AS IT REFUSES TO BE TRIED FOR WAR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!

Israel announced Wednesday it will refuse entry to United Nations human rights investigators who seek to probe potential war crimes committed in the latest 50-day military assault on Gaza.

The 47-member UN Human Rights Council in July approved the inquiry into "all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Gaza Strip in the context of military operations conducted since mid June," focusing on the actions of Israel as well as Hamas. Twenty-nine nations voted in favor of the investigation, with the U.S. issuing the sole "no" vote.

In a Wednesday evening statement reported by numerous media outlets, Israel's foreign ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon announced that Israel will not cooperate with the rights council's commission, which is headed by international law professor William Schabas.

In his statement, Nahshon accused the rights council of "obsessive hostility toward Israel," echoing Israel's previous condemnation of the investigation as a "kangaroo court."

Nahshon's statements are in keeping with Israel's repeated dismissal of criticisms for the war on Gaza, which killed at least 2,194 Palestinians, at least 75 percent of them civilians and over 500 of them children. Seventy-two Israelis, six of them civilians, also died in the conflict. Israel destroyed over half of Gaza's hospitals and health centers and struck six UN schools sheltering Palestinians, including in cases where the UNRWA formally submitted coordinates of the shelters to the Israeli military. Israel has been accused of possible war crimes in the offensive by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. 

This is not the first time Israel has publicly criticized the rights council. Israel severed ties with the body in 2012, following the council's launch of an investigation into Israeli settlements in the West Bank, considered illegal under international law.

"It's business as usual for Israel to commit severe human rights violations and war crimes and refuse to be held accountable," Ramah Kudaimi of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation told Common Dreams. "Now it's time for the international community to take real action and sanction Israel."

BEES DIE BY THE MILLIONS IN ONTARIO; BAYER AND ITS EURO-BANNED INSECTICIDES CONSIDERED TO BE RESPONSIBLE

The makers of neonicotinoids, the bee-killing insecticide that was banned all over Europe, won’t be able to refute this latest phenomenon. Millions of bees were found dead after GMO corn was planted in Ontario, Canada. This isn’t new news, but it should be known news.
The keeper of these bees, Dave Schuit, who produces honey, reported that he lost over 600 hives – around 37 million bees.
“Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions,” Schuit said.
Even with increasing bee deaths and consumer petitions targeted to places like Home Depot and Lowe’s who sell neonics, the US Department of Agriculture has still failed to ban neonicotinoids, manufactured primarily by Bayer CropScience Inc., as well as other biotech companies.

Two of Bayer’s best sellers are suspect this time around: Imidacloprid and Clothianidin. They are both known to seep into pollen and nectar, damaging beneficial insects such as bees. The more widely they are used, the more bees seem to die.

Schuit’s report of dead bees is corroborated by other farmers, too. Nathan Carey is another local farmer who noticed a disappearance of bees on his farm this past Spring. There were so few that he could not count on them as he normally did to help pollinate his crops. He correlates their absence to the use of these toxic insecticides.

While government officials are still unconvinced that “colony collapse disorder” (CCD) is caused by neonicotinoids, there has been a consecutive die-off of bees in the U.S. for seven years now – directly correlated to higher insecticide spraying.  Even US scientists have found 121 different pesticides in samples of bees, wax and pollen, lending credence to the notion that pesticides are in fact a problem.