Monday, April 23, 2012
With all of the Internet snooping going on across the US: DHS, NSA, Cyber breaches and a host of other corporate and government entities keeping tabs on what we buy, what we think, what we write and who we contact, there are organizations fighting the good fight on all of this.
Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic.org) and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), both involved in opposing government and corporate intrusion into the Internet and censoring what we can or cannot view.
Within the borders of the US there is a massive information apparatus sponsored by and maintained by our taxes through the NSA, DHS and all of those other so-called government funded entities that are supposed to "protect" us from outside attacks.
The TSA for example has made flying within the US an ongoing pain in the ass and routinely collects data on OMOTS Americans.
The goal: to assemble information on EVERY US CITIZEN in the country under the disguised protocol of "protecting the homeland".
PIPA and SOPA are examples of how far the axis of corporate-governmental power was willing to go to IMPEDE our access to the Internet, but due to stellar and stalwart efforts on behalf of OMOTS Americans these heinous pieces of legislation were HALTED!
Keep alert and always vigilant!
Friday, April 20, 2012
As HDD types this post, there is a massive data mining NSA operation constructed in Bluffdale, UT, at a cost to US taxpayers of billions.
Instead of BUILDING THE CRUMBLING PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, the US government via the intelligence apparatus is building a spying center in Utah.
This center has the capacity to track cell phone texts, GOOGLE searches, emails and cell phone conversations of ALL US CITIZENS and build a network graph, linking people and places and conversations.
According to an interesting discussion this morning on Democracy Now, William Binney, ex-NSA official who worked on Trail Blazer, a project that cost taxpayers $4 BILLION and was eventually SCRAPPED, in 2006 believes that the NSA routinely flouts privacy laws and is in direct opposition to several articles in the US Constitution in its data mining of US citizen electronic communications.
Binney and his fellow whistle blowers have shed light on what exactly is going on at the heart of the intelligence apparatus in the name of "protecting the homeland".
Since 2001 and the attacks in NYC, military contractors have rifled the pockets of taxpayers via the DOD in a bid to "protect the homeland".
Companies such as SAIC received billions in government contracts to build Trailblazer which ended up a wasteful failure. Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act allows investigators broad access to OMOTS private searches on the Internet, purchases on AMAZON, even in some cases and states access to books READ AT THE LIBRARY!!!!
Here's the part that gives HDD cause for concern:
"`(a)(1) The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or a designee of the Director (whose rank shall be no lower than Assistant Special Agent in Charge) may make an application for an order requiring the production of any tangible things (including books, records, papers, documents, and other items) for an investigation to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities, provided that such investigation of a United States person is not conducted solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution."
The key part is "activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution".
The New Yorker story right (which HDD read when it was published last year) gives an overview of "Thin thread" and another NSA whistle blower, Thomas Drake.
It seems that anyone who speaks out against GOVERNMENT WASTE AND ABUSE gets screwed, career wise, reputation wise and must approach brave journalists to get the truth out.
Here's the link to the IG (Inspector Generals) report on Trail Blazer and Thin Thread ---
Good luck deciphering this one and good luck in figuring out what was done to remedy the situation!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The health care industry wants us all to LIVE IN SICKNESS for as long as possible because by keeping us ALIVE WHEN SICK, money is made on every level:
#1 Health insurance claims;
#2 Doctors visits;
#5 Prescription Drugs;
#6 Elder Care and Nursing Homes;
#7 Food Experts and Nutritionists.
It's all about balance.
Equilibrium in a world of stress.
But in the developed world, no matter what you may eat, STRESS WILL KILL the benefit, because rushing around like a maniac, but eating all the right foods won't make a difference because its about BALANCE in MIND and BODY!
Any foods with RAINBOW COLORS = DEEP COLORS (not fake preserved colors like off pink meat or cream colored chicken) are good for you, simple as that, END OF STORY!
The 7 natural colors of the rainbow = ROYGBIV
Eat foods that are NATURAL COLORS in a STRESS FREE SCENARIO!
Rushing meals is a FOOLS GAME and will result in SERIOUS ILLNESS over time.
Common sense in a world of fake food gone mad.
Convenience foods equate to rushed meals, crap diet and SERIOUS LONG TERM ILLNESS.
Monday, April 16, 2012
"Anonymous" --- Excellent movie recently viewed pertaining to who actually wrote the plays of world renowned William Shakespeare.
HDD never believed Willy S wrote these plays, rather, Francis Bacon who was a member of the British foreign office at the time and had travelled widely across Europe for missions on behalf of those in royal office, spying and intelligence gathering.
The movie portrays Willy S as a bit of a clown, illiterate in terms of writing, but able to read, a bit of a hustler and an actor. Meanwhile the real writer (no spoiling here) is of far superior intellect, worldly wisdom and above all well travelled and well read, unlike Willy S!
Christopher Marlowe, another character in the movie is an envious small souled man and Ben Jonson the poet and play write ends up one of the heroes.
Overall the movie forces to viewer to question the origin of the plays, the effect the plays had on OMOTS at the time and the lasting impact these plays had on English literature.
"Anonymous" = Well worth the time.
Questions will pile up and the viewer will re-evaluate their attitude to Julius Caesar and political power, Macbeth and ambition etc.
Will the "REAL WILLY S" please stand up and present his quill to those who have read his plays?
Friday, April 13, 2012
It's Official: Beer is GOOD FOR YOU and assists in memory and mind EXPANSION!!
According to a recent report published by cognitive psychologist, Jennifer Wiley, beer can contribute to creativity and enhances our creative problem solving abilities.
So grab a beer and immerse yourself in the embrace of the MUSES!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
At last the Irish population are WAKING UP AND SMELLING THE ECONOMIC COFFEE!!!! View the you tube below:
Here is a great example of the OMOTS via Mr. Ben Gilroy, Irish patriot and man of courage presenting a legal summons to the Irish Government for ECONOMIC TREASON!
And as Gilroy rightly states:
"Our ancestors would be turning in their graves with Ireland having been sold off to the banking elite!"
Update on the "HOUSEHOLD CHARGE" or as HDD is now referring to it: "Bank Bailout Tax" -
Am 890,000 out of 1.6 million:
890,000/1,600,000 = 55.625%
Will the Irish government succeed to convincing the other 44.375% to hand over their hard earned cash?
The current leader of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, meeting with Obama on Monday told the US leader that by printing more money and keeping interest rates artificially low, the FED's policies are causing the currencies of developed nations to APPRECIATE thus impeding export growth across the developed world.
By keeping a constant flow of cheap dollars due to low interest rates, the FED is preventing "free markets" from assisting developed nations to keep traded goods competitive.
The FED with its MYOPIC CONCENTRATION on keeping short term interest rates low is indirectly waging an economic and monetary war on countries across the world, Brazil included.
Rousseff a former guerrilla (pictured right) in the late 1960s and early 1970s, fought against the Brazilian military dictatorship and was apparently tortured for 22 days in 1970. Of course most Americans have no idea that the CIA backed the overthrow of the democratically elected president, Joao Goulart in 1964.
Or that the multi-national corporation ITT was covertly and overtly involved in the overthrow. None of this is taught in history classes across US colleges or high schools. Further reading on this topic can be accessed through GOOGLE BOOKS: "The Secret History of the CIA" by Joe Trento. (cover below at post's end)
Reading page 374 of the book illustrates the impact ITT had on the coup and what happened afterwards to the Brazilian people under a ruthless dictatorship.
The FED, through its financial weapons of keeping interest rates low for US banks is retarding global growth and prosperity, maintaining developed countries in the grip of poverty while ensuring that banks can borrow from one another at NEAR ZERO interest rates.
And Brazil is an example of a country that has gone from trade surpluses with the US to deficits partly due to the FED's actions and partly due to the global recession that began in 2008 and as far as HDD is concerned is ongoing.
The FED, a private banking network is impeding the natural equilibrium of interest rates in the short term, resulting in long term interest rates having nowhere to go BUT UP!
This SHORT-TERMISM is what most banks are striving, for, quarterly results out doing one another every three months. This is not good economic behavior!
Isn't ironic that an ex-Brazilian rebel fighter is now meeting with the president of the United States, 40 YEARS AFTER she was released from prison having being electrically shocked and beaten?
Who says "free market" economies can't be led by ex-rebels?
Friday, April 6, 2012
The gospel of "Free Markets" according to the likes of Paul Ryan in Wisconsin, presidential candidate "I-Ran Away" Romney in Massachusetts who both believe government spending should be reined in on every level EXCEPT DEFENSE, doesn't take into account the following:
MOST FREE MARKET ECONOMIES ARE UP TO THEIR EYEBALLS IN DEBT!
Here's a quick snapshot (table below) of GDP to DEBT ratios across the "free market" landscape.
According to Antonio Fatas and Ilian Mihov, both economics professors from INSEAD, http://www.insead.edu/home/
a massive de-leveraging of debt may not be necessary for countries that run current account surpluses and more importantly, ones that run current account surpluses and TRADE SURPLUSES!
Like Japan and China, both have trade surpluses with most of the rest of the world. However, unlike Germany in the Eurozone, many of the other weaker economies, Ireland, Spain and Portugal, run current surpluses and CRITICALLY OWE MONEY to other nations. In other words unlike Japan, Ireland owes money to other nations and banks from those other nations, Germany, England etc.
Here is the domino effect that will begin in late 2012 or early 2013 --- The charade that is going on in Greece and Ireland, where the ECB/IMF deludes the other Euro nations that progress is being made will crumble and Greek citizens will most likely continue their opposition to "austerity", thus impeding any substantive economic and social changes.
Similarly in Ireland the March 31st deadline for the "household charge" a 100 Euro stealth flat tax (predicted to increase over the next 2-3 years) collected just 50% from households. Of the 1.6 million households eligible to pay the "charge" just over 800,000 paid. The other half told the government to go SCREW ITSELF!
In some of the more radical parts of Ireland thousands of OMOTS protested the charge, some engaging in violence against government officials and cops.
Of course the mainstream media in Ireland downplayed this.
Here is a story in the Irish Times that illustrates how the household charge has divided the nation:
The other side of the protest was the National Convention Center, where the party that governs the country was holding it annual meeting, full of smile and laughs and back slapping, while 50% of the population were outside shouting and chanting abuse at these political clowns inside.
HDD believes that the Irish OMOTS has woken up from their post Celtic Tiger Hangover! They understand now more than ever that the IMF-ECB "austerity" is a sham, a way to assist Too Big To Fail (TBTF) banks to remain solvent while hospitals, roads, schools, and basic services are cut to the bone.
Why pay taxes if those taxes are used to repay maturing bonds issued by a bankrupt bank?
Why pay taxes to a corrupt government that represents banking interests rather than the population they are supposed to represent?
The picture above is a snapshot of the OMOTS who believes the household charge in Ireland is a scam, a sham, a testing of the social and economic waters!
The lady with the cane in green is not some radical O-W-S type, or anarchist, rather a retiree most likely who played by the rules and saved her money, hoped for a decent pension and believed, like most of her generation that banks were respectable institutions, not fiscally reckless and irresponsible entities.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The cover up of the case of ex-Marine and retiree, Mr. Kenneth Chamberlain who was gunned down in his own house back in November in White Plains, has unravelled.
Daily News journalist, Juan Gonzalez has written a story today that NAMES the cop-thug who murdered this ex-Marine and retiree in HIS OWN HOUSE!
With the naming of this cop-thug the White Plains police department hierarchy will be scrambling to plug the leaks in their MASSIVE COVER-UP that spun the idea that Mr. Chamberlain attacked the cops with a hatchet!
Here's the cover-up story from the original event back in November:
HDD demands that Carelli be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, that he be IMMEDIATELY be suspended from duty and put on desk duty until his trial and that the White Plains Police Commissioner, David Chong step down TODAY! His cover-up and his arrogant suppression of the truth of the Chamberlain killing is unacceptable and needs to be investigated.
Tax paying citizens who pay the salaries of the likes of Chong and Carelli need to wake up and DEMAND RESIGNATIONS across the board in White Plains.
This officer Anthony Carelli was involved in a Federal case that has him at the center of a police brutality incident involving a Jordanian immigrant, Jereis Hatter, who was beaten while cuffed to a pole inside the police station.
Cops who are getting away with this sort of behavior across precincts in New York City, White Plains etc. need to be disciplined or fired, end of story. Cops are supposed to be SERVING the community, not REPRESSING THE COMMUNITY.
Justice for the Chamberlain family NOW!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
According to a recently published report by the ACLU into US citizens' privacy and cell phone tracking, many police departments across the US ROUTINELY TRACK cell phones.
OMOTS need to contact their provider and demand detailed reports on whether their cell phones were tracked or not, how long their private information has been retained and why?
This is most likely a first step in tracking ALL cell phone users, regardless of status: i.e. non-criminal VERSUS criminal.
Cell phone providers such as AT&T, T-Mobile et al are retaining information on customers, probably with out their knowledge, for 2-5 years including call records, pictures sent and retained on cell phones, text messages to and from a cell phone.
In the light of the recent phone hacking scandal in the UK (see link to documentary) involving NEWS CORPORATION'S "News of the World' paper (RIP), US citizens need to be very wary of this trend in cell phone tracking.
Cops in London's Metropolitan Police were paid by the gutter press and papers owned and controlled by Murdoch to spy on THOUSANDS of ordinary UK citizens, resulting a scandal that SHOOK the foundations of Parliament, the Met and Murdoch himself!