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August 28, 2015

Aug 28 22:20

Data retention and the end of Australians' digital privacy

Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Article 12.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

An Australian, Doc Evert introduced this declaration to the UN in 1948. The Australian Politicians never passed the enabling legislation making Australia the only developed nation where the citizens aren't protected.

Aug 28 19:06

Will Obama Confiscate 401(k) Accounts?



Aug 28 18:53

Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man

Remember the black guy(football player) who was going door to door to get help for a traffic accident?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t retry a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, saying that talking with jurors after the mistrial helped convince them they cannot get a conviction.

Aug 28 17:54

Bad medicine is killing Americans and making Big Pharma richer than ever

As pharmaceutical companies are rolling out new medications complete with glossy advertising campaigns more rapidly than ever before, the temptation for mainstream American medical practitioners to treat symptoms with pills rather than seeking legitimate cures for ills is increasing. To understand why there are so many confused doctors and over-medicated patients, it could help to follow the money.

Aug 28 17:35

Officer fires weapon after crash, shoots baby in toe

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A police officer fired shots after his motorcycle was rammed Friday, and a baby was struck in the toe by a bullet from the officer's service weapon.

Two men are in custody and two infants were involved in the incident. No one in the suspect vehicle fired at the officer.

The motorcycle officer attempted to stop a red Dodge SUV with tinted windows for speeding at Highway 71 and 31st Street. The vehicle sped off, and the officer did not pursue the vehicle.

About 30 minutes later, the same officer received information that led him to find the SUV in the 5200 block of Wabash Avenue, police said.

Aug 28 17:33

Milwaukee Sheriff to Obama: Give Up Secret Service If you Want to Restrict Self Defense

If the president thinks guns and self defense are so much of a problem, he should give up his security detail, challenges the vocal Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.

Aug 28 15:54

Pushing the Edge on Nuclear War

Decisions on nuclear weapons are and will remain the most important part of our quest for world security since even small mistakes or wrong actions would probably be catastrophic. We now seem to be moving closer to the danger point of provoking their use. So I want particularly to emphasize four points on the issues we all face and then raise a few other general considerations:

Aug 28 15:39

NASA selects New Horizons’ next destination after Pluto

After flying by Pluto on July 14th, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has a new destination. The mission team has selected another object in the Kuiper Belt — the region of icy bodies that orbits the edge of the Solar System — for the probe to explore next.

The spacecraft's new potential target is called 2014 MU69; it's a much smaller object than Pluto and orbits the Sun nearly 1 billion miles beyond the dwarf planet. 2014 MU69 is an ideal candidate for further exploration, because it will cost less fuel to reach than other Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs), said New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern, in a statement. Using less fuel to get to the object means more will be available to power the probe’s data-gathering instruments. The images and information gathered by New Horizons will give scientists a much better understanding of the worlds at the fringes of our Solar System.



Aug 28 15:33

Chrome to block Flash ads from 1st Sept

In case your advertisements are not on the search giant’s network (Adsense), they better be in HTML5 – or they’re lifeless to Chrome. If they are already on the Adsense, then worry not, it probably has been converted to HTML5.

Google is making good on its promise to strangle Adobe Flash’s capability to auto-play in Chrome.

The online giant has set September 1, 2015 as the date from which non-essential Flash files might be click-to-play in the browser by default – effectively freezing out “many” Flash adverts in the process.

Aug 28 15:30

‘Only response EU can think of is trying to sink refugee boats’ – political analyst

Thousands of refugees are trying to reach EU countries fleeing war and instability. Independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook comments on the issue.

Aug 28 15:27

TISA and Tech's Double Standards On Secret Government Internet Deals

The stash of previously-secret correspondence about the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) that EFF obtained and published this week speaks volumes about the extent to which technology companies such as IBM and Google, and trade lobby groups such as the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and Internet Digital Economy Alliance (IDEA), have bought into the dangerous idea that trade agreements should be used to govern the Internet.

Aug 28 15:18

Joe Biden's Son Blames "Russian Agents" For Ashley Madison Profile

Vice-President Joe Biden's son "Hunter" has unleashed his own set of excuses for member ship of the extramarital affairs website, as Breitbart reports - Biden thinks international agents, possibly Russian, who objected to his board membership with a Ukrainian gas company set up a fake account to discredit him. However, IP mapping suggests otherwise...

Aug 28 15:11

Win10 Insider build 10532: Avoid if you run Chrome 64-bit

A few tweaks, but what is MS doing about top feature requests and bug reports?



Aug 28 14:27

The number of business closings nearly tripled



Aug 28 14:22

Saying American Is The New N Word

'Obese', 'normal', 'mothering', 'fathering', 'senior citizens', 'homosexual', 'illegal alien' also discouraged.

Aug 28 13:59

The Israeli generals who allegedly spoilt Netanyahu's plan to attack Iran

Uri Avnery explains how, according to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, two Israeli generals, hitherto thought to be characterless cronies of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, aborted their master’s plan to attack Iran.

Aug 28 13:28

Man-Made Noise Is Making Bluebirds Shout to Be Heard By Mates

Birds 'shout' to be heard over the noise produced by man-made activity, new research has shown. UK and US research shows birds 'shout' to be heard over the noise produced by man-made activity

Aug 28 13:26

Repurposing Food Could Feed the Hungry and Create Jobs

It was this simple observation that inspired a new model for recovering would-be wasted - or surplus - food and repurposing it to feed hungry people, generate revenue and even create jobs. The model was recently piloted in West Philadelphia...

Aug 28 13:25

Ron Paul on ‘Unprivileged Belligerents’ – The US War On Journalists

The Defense Department’s new Law of War manual, which provides guidance to military commanders in time of war, advises that journalists they consider “unprivileged belligerents” can be either removed from military facilities or even detained indefinitely without charge. The problem is we are in an endless, undeclared war and the provision is sufficiently vague to potentially include any effective critic of US military action. Today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report looks at this disturbing new development

Aug 28 13:25

Guatemala President Faces Arrest as Business Interests and U.S. Scramble to Contain Uprising

A judge has ordered that former Vice President Roxana Baldetti must remain in prison while her corruption trial takes place.

Aug 28 13:12

Gas Diplomacy in the Balkans Intensifying

Competition between US and Russia is increasing:
Greeks are holding talks with Americans who publicly disapprove of Turkish Stream.
Hungary, Serbia and Greece, however, remain interested in the project and may meet to push for it.

Aug 28 13:11

Weak Ruble Drives Russian Car Production Boom

Volkswagen and Hyundai representatives have announced unprecedented plans to increase the production of their cars in Russian factories, for eastern export markets.

Aug 28 13:06

Ukraine: Getting to the truth. False Flag attack planned?

The Facebook page of a group which collects live reports from eye witnesses about the situation in Ukraine has been constantly taken down. Why? Because it contains abuse or violates one single rule of this social network? No, because it tells the truth and the truth hurts. And there is rumor of a Syria-style chemical false flag attack planned...

Aug 28 13:00

Upcoming Labour leader: We should quit NATO, be friends with Russia

Jeremy Corbyn, the British MP and a candidate in the 2015 Labour Party leadership election, criticized the government of the country for its cooperation with the NATO.
Speaking at a live leadership debate, Corbyn claimed that Britain should have quit the alliance long ago.
Beside that, Corbyn believes that his country should definitely develop good relations with Russia. As he noted, that is the only thing that can stop the conflict in Ukraine, "otherwise the consequences are very dangerous."
Jeremy Corbyn added: "I have criticisms of NATO, it's a Cold War organisation and it should have been wound up in 1990 along with the Warsaw pact".

Aug 28 12:59

Gold prices significantly advance

Gold prices rose on Friday after a significant decline the days before.
Gold for December delivery at the New York COMEX exchange rose 8.4 dollars, that is 0.75 % up to $1,131.1 a troy ounce. On Thursday the cost of an ounce decreased to 1,119 dollars. In total, the precious metal lost 3,2% from Monday to Thursday.
Silver for December delivery increased 0,65%, that is 14.17 dollars an ounce.
The gold sales on Thursday were connected with lower demand for more reliable assets given the US GDP data surpassing the prognosis of analysts.

Aug 28 12:58

Colombia and Venezuela recall ambassadors after border crisis

Colombia and Venezuela recalled their ambassadors from Caracas and Bogota because of a crisis on the border of two countries.
Venezuela declared that it would close the border in the State of Táchira for 72 hours, but President Maduro ordered to extend the closure for an indefinite term and declared a state of emergency for 60 days.
Before that, three military men of the Venezuelan Armed Forces had been injured by smugglers and the Venezuelan authorities had deported over a thousand of the Colombians.
The President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos noted: "I have favoured dialogue and diplomacy and I will keep doing so, but I cannot allow Venezuela to treat Colombia and Colombians this way."

Aug 28 12:51

THE POLICE: OUR ENEMIES IN BLUE?

The police are specialists in coercive force. Their distinguishing characteristic is the combination of surveillance and violence to make people do what people with power want them to do. That usually gets described in terms enforcing the law, but what I found in my research is that the real distribution of power is a much better indicator of how the police will act in any given situation. On the whole, they behave in ways that serve the interests of the powerful at the expense of the rest of us.

Aug 28 12:50

Latvia refuses to register bureau of Russian news agency

Latvian authorities have refused to register a bureau of the Russian news agency Rossiya Segodnya in the Baltic country, a spokesperson for the registration service told TASS on Friday.
"The decision was taken on Thursday evening," the spokesperson said. "The notary examined the [registration] papers and said they were in no compliance with the legislation."
The Latvian council for electronic media earlier said the Rossiya Segodnya agency (formerly known as RIA Novosti) wanted to open its bureau in Riga to spread "information reflecting interests of Russian foreign policy."
Ban on Estonian officials’ meeting Russian reporters looks bizarre — http://tass.ru/en/russia/811899 "We, thank God, live in a country where the law on the media is in effect giving Russian and foreign media absolutely equal rights and equal access," the Kremlin spokesman said.
"Therefore, of course, it’s kind of bizarre for us," Peskov said.

Aug 28 12:47

5 charged in 3 months: School District battles history of personnel violating students

Over the past 10 years, more than 30 Clark County School District employees have been arrested for alleged sexual misconduct. Six served jail time, and six had charges dismissed. The rest were given probation or have charges pending.

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What medications were they on? Side-effects of prescription anti-depressants are not confined to acts of extreme violence.

Aug 28 12:47

Snowden may get Bjornson prize at Russia-Norway border

Former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden may receive the Bjornstjerne Bjornson prize at the Russian-Norwegian border, the head of Norway’s Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression said on Friday.
"As far as I know, personal contacts across the border are forbidden, but we can leave the prize at the border line for Edward Snowden to take it from the Russian side," Hege Nouri said.
The Norwegian Justice and Public Security Ministry earlier refused to give Snowden guarantees that he would not be extradited to the United States if he arrived in Norway to get the award.
The US whistleblower was announced winner of the prestigious $12,000 Bjornson Prize in June.

Aug 28 12:46

Germany against deploying peacekeepers in Donbas — foreign ministry

Commenting on the statement of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the matter, Schaefer said: "We know that the Ukrainian authorities support the deployment of armed international mission [in Ukraine’s east]. It has been discussed for months already, mostly behind closed doors. The issue was once again raised by President Poroshenko in Brussels yesterday."
Schaefer stressed that Germany is interested in the full implementation of the Minsk agreement and peace in Donbas. "At the moment, however, we are not convinced that arming OSCE [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] observers or providing them with armed guards would really contribute to the fulfillment of these goals," Schaefer noted. "We do not think that ensuring the activity of observers with the use of force and arms will lead to greater security," he added.

Aug 28 12:44

Merkel's spokesman says no change in stance on sanctions against Russia

"There is no change in our stance. No one is interested in sanctions. They have been imposed for political reasons," spokesman Steffen Seibert told a regular government news conference, adding that the sanctions were connected with the difficult situation in eastern Ukraine.
"We want to create conditions for the lifting of sanctions," Seibert said, adding that it was too early to talk about the removal of all sanctions now.
"We will continue talks with Russia in various formats and at different levels," he said.

Lawmaker: Moscow not going to pull chestnuts out of fire for anyone http://tass.ru/en/russia/817296 A Russian lawmaker Frants Klintsevich made this comment regarding Angela Merkel's words about seeking constructive relations without lifting of the anti-Russian sanctions

Aug 28 12:39

Russian Civic Chamber member speaks about Kiev’s new "blasphemous propaganda tricks"

"Recently Ukraine began to use, I would say, a blasphemous propaganda trick: they take photos, video footage of the shelling of Ukrainian territories of Donbas and present them to the international community, they show them on TV, accompanying all this with inscriptions about the Donbas militias shelling themselves," Grigoriev told a meeting of the working group on the legal analysis of legislative procedures and legal acts passed in Ukraine on Friday. The group operates under the aegis of State Duma speaker Sergey Naryshkin.
"We all understand that, if someone, some formation is striving for self-determination, it would be utterly absurd to begin this self-determination with the shelling of 16,000 of its facilities," the expert said, adding, that, according to his estimates, about 16,000 facilities have been shelled in the Donbas region.
OSCE says situation around Donetsk airport in east Ukraine remains tense http://tass.ru/en/world/817333

Aug 28 12:33

Donetsk militia say Kiev forces violated ceasefire regime 37 times over 24 hours

"Ukrainian forces fired 156 mines of 82mm and 120mm caliber at the territory of the republic, along with 68 artillery and 30 tank shells," Donetsk News Agency quoted DPR defense ministry as saying. "Ukrainian Armed Forces violated ceasefire regime 37 times over last 24 hours," the ministry added.
It was earlier reported that a woman was killed in nightly shellings of the Petrovsky district in Donetsk.

Luhansk militia accuse Kiev forces of violating ceasefire regime 11 times over 24 hours http://tass.ru/en/world/817175
Kiev forces used tube artillery of 152mm caliber, weapons of 122mm caliber and mortars of 82mm caliber, LPR militia said.

Aug 28 12:28

Russia’s Soyuz TMA-16M spaceship successfully re-docked to another ISS module

The crew of the Russian Soyuz TMA-16M spaceship has successfully re-docked the spacecraft from the Poisk module of the International Space Station (ISS) to the Zvezda module, Russia's Mission Control Center said on Friday.
The re-docking operation was carried out with the assistance of specialists from the Mission Control Center near Moscow and broadcast on the website of Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).
"The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft was re-docked from the docking port of the Poisk small research module to the docking port of the Zvezda service module by the crew comprising Gennady Padalka, Mikhail Korniyenko and Scott Kelly in the manual mode," Mission Control said.

Aug 28 12:27

Ukraine to secretly cooperate with "particular countries" in military sphere — decree

The Ukrainian parliament earlier terminated the agreement with Russia on transit of Russian military units temporarily deployed to Moldova through Ukrainian territory and on cooperation in the field of military intelligence.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on enactment of a decision of the National Security and Defense Council on Ukraine’s military and technical cooperation "with particular countries."
"To enact the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine of August 28, 2015, "On Ukraine’s Military and Technical Cooperation with Particular Countries," the decree said, adding that the list of the countries was classified.
According to the document, the decision’s implementation will be overseen by secretary of the National Security Council Oleksandr Turchynov.
The decree has come into force on the day of its publication, that is, on Friday.

Aug 28 12:21

The Illusion of Choice: 90% of American Media Controlled by 6 Corporations

Waking Times

It is worth repeating again and again that the bulk of America’s mainline media is owned and controlled by a mere 6 corporations. This, of course, means that unless you’re already consciously avoiding these mainline media sources, then most of the news and entertainment that makes it onto your screen and into your mind comes from a small pool of corporate sources, all of which play important roles in delivering propaganda, social programming and perpetual crisis narratives to the public.

Aug 28 12:19

3 Things Sheeple Do That You Don’t Have To

Waking Times

Do you ever get that feeling like you’re surrounded by automatons, people who merely mimic life, without really living it? Sheeple, as they may be called, are otherwise ordinary folks who’ve adapted particularly well to the workforce/consumer/obedience training agenda. They’ve been taught to be docile, foolish and easily led. They’re particularly keen at following mainstream narratives and adapting to group-think and group-behaviors.

Aug 28 12:15

Exposing the Greatest Hoax of the 20th Century, the HoloHOAX

The HoloHOAX would still be the greatest con job ever pulled on humanity, except the 9/11 False Flag superseded the HoloHOAX, and both were pulled off by a certain group of ethnic gangsters that is bent on world domination.

Aug 28 12:14

Starbucks Changing Famous Drink Recipe

This fall Starbucks will be offering their famous Pumpkin Spice Latte with real pumpkin.

Aug 28 12:13

42,000 Volkswagen Vehicles Recalled

42,000 Volkswagen vehicles in the United States are being recalled due to an issue with their airbags.

Aug 28 12:12

You’ll be Shocked to See How Much Profit GMO Companies are Earning

Waking Times

Howard Vlieger is a farmer and has become an expert on the business of GMO seeds. Below, he speaks about the actual business side of GMO products. You’ll be shocked to find out how much GMO companies might make from just one bag of genetically-modified seed.

Aug 28 12:11

Petco Files for IPO

In the future you will be able to own shares of the pet super store, Petco.

Aug 28 12:10

Clinton Calls For Party Unity As Biden Challenge Looms

Hillary Clinton on Friday told Democratic Party leaders to "stand together" and defend the party's values, capping a week aimed at reaffirming her advantage as the party's presidential front-runner.

"It's time to stand together and defend those values — because others are doing everything they can to take our country in a very different direction," she said during remarks at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in Minneapolis, Minn.

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I smell panic in the air. FOX News is reporting that Hillary is personally calling all of Biden's supporters to try to sabotage his campaign.

Aug 28 12:10

73,000 Chevy Cobalts Recalled

GM recently issued a recall on 79,000 Chevy Cobalts from 2010 in the United States and Canada.

Aug 28 12:09

Clinton aims to end Biden talk

Hillary Clinton’s team is getting tired of the Joe Biden talk. And this week, they want to kill it.

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Or failing that, Joe himself??????

Aug 28 12:07

The Zapruder Film Mystery


The Zapruder film in the archives is doctored.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted in light of yesterday's revelation that the image of a bullet fragment in the X-ray of John Kennedy's head used to frame Lee Oswald was faked.

Aug 28 12:04

FLASHBACK - Israeli Spying: The Mother of all Scandals

So here is the mother of all scandals.

For two years, the FBI has suspected AIPAC of spying for a foreign country, and for those two years (and for decades before) that group suspected of spying for Israel has been reshaping the US Congress for the benefit of a foreign government.

And THAT is the mother of all scandals.

Think about that as billions of your tax dollars flow to Israel while your roads and schools crumble and decay and services are cut.

Think about that as the coffins come home with your loved ones inside.

Think about that when you and a million of your fellow citizens march down the streets of America opposing wars built on lies and deceptions and wonder why the government just doesn’t want to listen to you any more.

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Aug 28 12:03

Israel Lobby Ensures That U.S. Traitor Jonathan Pollard Will Walk Free

The history of the Jonathan Pollard spy case usually breaks down to the views of the person doing the analysis. If one holds favorable sentiments for Israel, sympathy towards Pollard usually surfaces.

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Hang the little bastard!

Aug 28 12:01

Police brutality against blacks a result of Israeli training: Analyst

olice brutality against blacks a result of Israeli training: Analyst

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/08/23/425972/US-Israel-Palestinians-...

1,000 African-American activists announce boycott of Israel

http://presstv.com/Detail/2015/08/22/425916/Black-activists-boycott-Is...

Palestinian liberation is “key matter of our time,” say Black leaders:

https://electronicintifada.net/content/palestinian-liberation-key-matt...

More than 1,000 Black Activists Sign Statement of Support for Palestine:

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/more-1000-black-activists-sign-stat...

Aug 28 12:01

Pope Praises Lesbian Author For Spreading “Christian Values”

In his message to writer Francesca Pardi, who authored “Why Do You Have Two Mommies,” the pope also wished her and her partner “ever more fruitful work in the service of young generations.”

Vatican officials are now scrambling to downplay the pope’s blessing, especially as Francis was already taking heat for promoting global government and “man-made climate change.”

Aug 28 11:49

Volatility Of Volatility Flies Off The Charts

Aug 28 11:27

Reality Check: Why Aren’t Shootings Sparking Debate Over Anti-Depressants?

The crime scene tape was still up in Roanoke, Virginia when politicians began calling—almost predictably—for tougher gun control laws.

Here’s a question: why is it always a discussion about guns and not about mental health and mood altering prescription drugs?

Aug 28 11:26

Ukrainian pilot suspected of shooting down a Boeing Malaysian heard in the Netherlands

NETHERLANDS officially announced that the final version of the report on the causes of the fall of the Malaysian Boeing over eastern Ukraine announce on October 13th.

List "Ukrainian Pravda" published an interview today with the pilot Vladislav Voloshin whose name was associated with the folding of the Malaysian passenger aircraft. In it had previously pointed the finger aeromechanic the Ukrainian Army Yevgeny Agapov who defected to Russia.

Voloshin in that conversation revealed that he had already made a statement, "prosecutors Amsterdam police detectives from Australia."

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I still think Kiev attempted to shoot down Putin's Presidential jet, which was in the same area at the time, and the pilot mistook the MH17 for Putin's Presidential aircraft.

Aug 28 11:15

Europe in free fall

Europe is in free fall. Nobody can doubt that any more. In fact, the is EU simultaneous suffering from several crucial problems and any one of them could potentially become catastrophic. Let’s look at them one by one.

Aug 28 11:10

Jozef Weso?owski: Former Catholic archbishop found dead ahead of child sexual abuse trial

A former Catholic archbishop charged with sexually abusing children has died ahead of his trial.

Jozef Weso?owski, 67, was found dead in his room – seemingly from natural causes – in the Holy See on Friday morning, a statement from the Vatican said.

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Did he accidentally use the same tea cup as Pope John Paul I? :)

Aug 28 11:07

Windows Script to Remove All Windows 10 Telemetry Updates

UPDATE: Since all of our pastes and github links continue to be getting marked as spam, I have linked a direct zip package for download. You can also visit a user built site with more mirrors. https://blockwindows.wordpress.com/

Microsoft users were furious when they learned that Windows 10 is basically spyware and lots of users were asking for a fix. Ask and ye shall receive.

Below is the list of “updates” delivered by Windows Update as “telemetry and customer experience improvements”. If you don’t want to send your “telemetry” to Microsoft, remove the updates with the script provided and do not install them again. Hakspek would only advise using this code if you are technical and know what you are doing. There is a risk that the lack of updates could end up damaging your computer.

We have asked Microsoft for comment, but it has not yet responded.

Aug 28 11:06

Updates Make Windows 7 and 8 Spy On You Like Windows 10 40

Windows 10 has been launched and already installed on more than 50 million computers worldwide. It is now a known fact that Windows 10 user data is being sent back to Microsoft servers back in Redmond, Washington. Well, now new updates that are being deployed to all Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 machines will turn their computers into a big piece of spyware, just like their predecessor, Windows 10.

The updates in question are KB3075249 and KB3080149. if installed, these updates are known to report your data back to Microsoft servers, without user interaction. KB3075249 Microsoft Update adds telemetry points to ‘consent.exe’ in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, allowing for remote monitoring of everything that happens within the operating system. KB3080149 ensures that all “down-level devices” receive the same updates and treatment as Windows 10 boxes get.

Aug 28 11:02

Sorry creationists — your favorite cave painting meme does not prove humans and dinosaurs co-existed

An ancient cave painting by Native Americans in Utah was celebrated by “Young Earth” creationists, who believe the planet is less than 10,000 years old, because the 1,000-year old picture looks, at face value, like a winged pterodactyl dinosaur.

But using new technology, scientists have debunked the claim that the picture is proof dinosaurs were living alongside humans 1,000 years ago. Using two techniques, digital photographic enhancement and X-Ray fluorescence, scientists uploaded a photograph of the cave painting into a program that highlights original pigments and removes those added later, Vocativ reports.
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The result? The painting is not a pterodactyl. It appears to depict humans, small animals and a snake.

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Looking at the original painting, I don't even see how they thought there was a pterodactyl in there in the first place!

The cleaned up image...

Aug 28 10:55

New password recovery scam hitting Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo Mail users

A simple yet ingenious scam is being used by scammers to compromise accounts of Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo Mail users, Symantec researcher Slawomir Grzonkowski warns.

"To pull off the attack, the bad guys need to know the target’s email address and mobile number; however, these can be obtained without much effort," he explains.

"The attackers make use of the password recovery feature offered by many email providers, which helps users who have forgotten their passwords gain access to their accounts by, among other options, having a verification code sent to their mobile phone."

Once the verification code is sent to the legitimate user's mobile phone, it's followed by a message by the scammer, saying something like: "Google has detected unusual activity on your account. Please respond with the code sent to your mobile device to stop unauthorized activity."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And again, not a peep from the mighty (flaccid) "We See Everything" NSA!

Aug 28 10:50

Rabbis Against Peace And Stability

Hundreds of US rabbis (nearly 1,000 as of August 27) signed an open letter - urging Congress to reject the Iran nuclear deal, reducing chances for greater Middle East war if aproved, saying:

“We, the undersigned rabbis, write as a unified voice across religious denominations to express our concerns with the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hand every one of those Rabbis a rifle and a parachute!

Aug 28 10:49

Employers skeptical about Russia sanctions

A German-Russian trade organization has called for sanctions against Moscow to be ended, calling them politically ineffective. Business leaders had complained about shrinking trade and investment opportunities.

Aug 28 10:45

Russia to Cooperate With UK, Germany in Space

Russia's space agency signs a number of agreements on cooperation with its German counterpart. Meanwhile a UK company may sell the guidance system for Russian satellites

Aug 28 10:44

Love thy neighbour: The Texas town welcoming undocumented migrants

In 2014, the number of people crossing the southern border into the US suddenly shot upwards: more than 130,000 refugees from Central America arrived; almost half were under 18, and travelling alone. They were fleeing persistent and growing violence – and continuing poverty – in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Most of them forded the Rio Grande – wading if it was shallow, or paddling across in inflatable boats – and arrived in Texas. Rather than sneaking through the underbrush, these border-crossers turned themselves in to the border patrol at the first opportunity – hoping they would be welcomed as refugees. They came in such great numbers that they overwhelmed the existing border patrol facilities – small lockups, not intended to hold people for more than a few days. Soon, new arrivals were being housed in offices, aeroplane hangars and anywhere else the agency could find beds, or even empty patches of floor.

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The problem NO ONE in US government wants to really address is, why are these people fleeing their country of origin, because they know they cannot go back?!?

I will give you an answer in just 3 words, as is it is for displaced Syrians, desperately fleeing their country and attempting to get to Europe for sanctuary and refugee status: US foreign policy.

As reported at the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) at their website, nacla.org:

During his brief visit to Costa Rica in May 2013, President Obama appeared eager to downplay the U.S. regional security agenda, emphasizing instead trade relations, energy cooperation, and youth programs. “So much of the focus ends up being on security,” he complained during a joint press conference with his Costa Rican counterpart Laura Chinchilla. “But we also have to recognize that problems like narco-trafficking arise in part when a country is vulnerable because of poverty, because of institutions that are not working for the people, because young people don’t see a brighter future ahead.” Asked by a journalist about the potential use of U.S. warships to counter drug-trafficking, Obama was adamant: “I’m not interested in militarizing the struggle against drug trafficking.” Human rights organizations from Central America, Mexico, and the United States see the administration’s regional security policy very differently. In a letter sent to Obama and the region’s other presidents last year, over 145 civil society organizations called out U.S. policies that “promote militarization to address organized crime.” These policies, the letter states, have only resulted in a “dramatic surge in violent crime, often reportedly perpetrated by security forces themselves. Human rights abuses against our families and communities are, in many cases, directly attributable to failed and counterproductive security policies that have militarized our societies in the name of the ‘war on drugs.’” The surge in U.S. security assistance has coincided with a notable regional increase in the militarization of law enforcement activities. Starting in 2007, former President Felipe Calderón of Mexico began deploying tens of thousands of troops as part of his government’s crackdown on drugs and organized crime. In El Salvador troops were deployed in the streets in 2009 and their presence was increased in 2011. In 2011 and 2012 Salvadoran president Mauricio Funes appointed active and inactive military officers to top security posts, breaking with the tradition since the country’s 1992 peace accords of keeping these posts in civilian hands. In Guatemala, meanwhile, over 21,000 army troops have taken up policing missions, often far outnumbering the number of police personnel in the areas where they are deployed. According to the Center for International Policy (CIP) approximately 40% of Guatemala’s security-related posts have been filled by former military officers, since former army chief Otto Perez Molina’s 2012 ascension to the presidency. * U.S. security funding to Honduras was briefly suspended following the June 2009 military coup. But by the following year the United States had resumed funding at a higher rate than before the coup, even though the Center for Justice and International Law noted that “high-ranking Army officers or former members of the Army against whom complaints were brought for their participation in the coup d’état, are occupying executive positions in government offices.” In November 2011 the Honduran government began sending military patrols into the streets to fight common crime, and in August 2013 a new Military Police for Public Order was created, tasked with cracking down on gang activity. Military involvement in policing duties had been prohibited under the Honduran constitution, but in January 2014 the country’s legislature amended the constitution to permit a military police force. Though the U.S. government has remained silent regarding military involvement in law enforcement activities, the steady increase of U.S. assistance to national armed forces has, if anything, been an indicator of tacit U.S. support. But the U.S. role in militarization of national police forces has been direct as well. In 2011 and 2012, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Foreign-deployed Advisory Support Team (FAST)—which had previously carried out military-style missions in Afghanistan—set up camp in Honduras to train a local counternarcotics police unit and help plan and execute drug interdiction operations in the Mosquitia, a remote region in eastern Honduras that has recently become a hub for the transit of drug shipments northward. Supported by U.S. helicopters mounted with high caliber machine guns, these operations were nearly indistinguishable from military missions, and locals routinely referred to the DEA and Honduran police agents as “soldados” (soldiers). According to The New York Times, five “commando style squads” of FAST teams have been deployed across Central America to train and support local counternarcotics units. In July 2013, the Honduran government created a new “elite” police unit called the Intelligence Troop and Special Security Group, or TIGRES (Spanish for “tigers”). The unit, which human rights groups contend is military in nature, has been deployed in tandem with the new military police force and has received training in military combat tactics from both U.S. and Colombian Special Forces units.

In short, these refugees are running away from brutal situations created directly by US foreign policy.

And the US government is about to reap the whirlwind regarding these policies. When a government sows chaos and oppression in foreign countries to achieve a good geopolitical outcome for the 1%, there will be consequences.

Just ask Angela Merkel, desperate as foreign refugees, fleeing from the US government's wars or US-enabled wars, are streaming into Germany in order to achieve refugee status, and the German people are getting furious about the refugee situation.

Just ask the Governors of any US/Mexico border states, and they will tell you that there is rage growing among its citizens as to illegal aliens streaming across their borders, for whom there are no financial assets with which to help them.

But please, let's put the blame where it belongs; on a US foreign policy which coddles dictators (known in DC as "OT", or "our thugs") who suppress their own people brutally, and who are, no doubt, making money hand over fist in the drug trade.

Unfortunately, sanity and US foreign policy have not had a good on-going relationship for many, many years now.

Aug 28 10:32

Ashley Madison CEO Quits

A few months ago, Ashley Madison was the most anticipated upcoming adultery social network IPO. Then it was hacked, and all 34 million member accounts were exposed (with some amusing results and even more amusing explanations), leading to questions how long can the company exist in its current iteration, if at all.

Moments ago we got the first answer, when the Daily Beast first reported that Avid Life Media, Noel Biderman, is stepping down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Biderman was running a total scam. The vast majority of the female profiles were fakes! In fact I would not be surprised if there never were any actual affairs that resulted from this hoax!

Aug 28 10:30

FIFTY TWO YEARS LATER … THE TRUTH THAT DIDN’T SET US FREE

Rosa sat so Martin could walk …
Martin walked so Barack could run …
Barack ran so all our children could fly …

There is no doubt in my mind that Martin Luther King would have rejoiced the day Obama was elected President of the United States. His dream was finally realised ...

Or was it??

The dream did not include the continuation of illegal wars …
Nor the racial profiling and hate crimes in the streets …
Nor the use of drones against innocent civilians …
Nor the erosion of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The dream spoken about above was supposed to set us free, but we still have a long way to go.

Don’t Give Up The Fight!

Aug 28 10:28

DONALD TRUMP PROVES IT’S FOR REAL

Trump ‘I don’t wear a toupee, it’s my hair, I swear’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Who the heck CARES!!!!! The Presidency isn't supposed to be a beauty contest!

Aug 28 10:27

IN PHOTOS ~~ ONE YEAR ON // REMEMBERING THE DEAD IN GAZA

August 26th 2015, one year after the brutal Israeli massacre in Gaza, Jewish Voice For Peace organized a memorial march through New York City from West 77th St. to Columbus Circle. 200+ people participated in the memorial. As the they marched with signs and banners they boldly called out “Free Gaza”, “End the occupation” and “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes”. The group entered Columbus Circle in silence to honor the thousands murdered and injured in the attack which included children.

Aug 28 10:24

Hurricane Katrina: Costliest natural disaster in US history in numbers

In addition to the human cost of 1,836 lives lost and over one million people displaced in the Gulf Coast region, Hurricane Katrina had staggering impact on the local economy and was the costliest natural disaster in United States history.

Aug 28 10:24

HUGE Scandal – Chelsea isn’t Bill Clinton’s Daughter?

Another skeleton in Hillary’s closet is coming back to haunt her… It appears Chelsea Clinton’s real father is Webster Hubbell, the former Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas. Hubbell was a law partner at Rose Law Firm with Hillary, and became one of the most important Clinton-insiders.

Then-Governor Clinton appointed Hubbell as Chief Justice of the Arkansas State Supreme Court, but 10 years later he resigned before pleading guilty to federal mail fraud and tax evasion for overbilling clients. Hubbell served 15 months in prison.

The New Yorker reported on rumors that Hillary Clinton’s affair was first noticed in 1984 at the Governor’s Mansion during Bill’s second term, but had started long before.

Apparently, Bill Clinton is infertile. This raises serious character questions about Hillary Clinton… If she was elected, this type of sex scandal could open her up to blackmail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The likeness between Web Hubbell and Chelsea was a lot more obvious before Chelsea "had some work done. And it's been known that Web was her real father sine the 1990s. Normally, WRH doesn't do stories that harm the children for the crimes of the parents, but Chelsea is an adult, entering public life, and the nation should know about Hillary's real behaviors, which not only include the affair with Hubbell, but also the much-rumored affair with fellow Rose Law Firm partner (and suicided White House Deputy Council) Vincent Foster.

Aug 28 10:13

Where is Neo When We Need Him

In The Matrix in which Americans live, nothing is ever their fault. For example, the current decline in the US stock market is not because years of excessive liquidity supplied by the Federal Reserve have created a bubble so overblown that a mere six stocks, some of which have no earnings commiserate with their price, accounted for more than all of the gain in market capitalization in the S&P 500 prior to the current disruption.

In our Matrix existence, the stock market decline is not due to corporations using their profits, and even taking out loans, to repurchase their shares, thus creating an artificial demand for their equity shares.

The decline is not due to the latest monthly reporting of durable goods orders falling on a year-to-year basis for the sixth consecutive month.

The stock market decline is not due to a week economy in which after a decade of alleged economy recovery, new and existing home sales are still down by 63% and 23% from the peak in July 2005.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China's economy is based heavily on manufactured exports. Their biggest customer was the US. as the US economy was driven into a Kamikaze dive by the money=junkies, Americans could no longer afford to buy products, including Chinese imports. Hence, China is actually one of the victims of Wall Street, right alongside ordinary Americans, but makes a great scapegoat by a financial and political class incapable of accepting responsibility for their mistakes.

Aug 28 09:57

Declassified CIA Documents Reveal How Disastrous America’s Post-9/11 Plans Really Were

Scholars working on the contemporary Middle East are living through something of a golden age where evidence is uniquely plentiful for three reasons.

First, the disastrous failures of US policy in Afghanistan and Iraq have led to an unprecedented programme of declassification of documents (some with significant redactions) as part of the cathartic process of trying to understand how so many mistakes were made before and after 9/11.

Aug 28 09:55

You’ll be Scanned “At Least Once a Week,” Trash Trucks to be Equipped with License Plate Scanners

Councilman Johnny Khamis of San Jose recently suggested that garbage trucks should be used to help the police catch suspects. The councilman said that license plate readers can be placed on garbage trucks, and would send information back to police.

This would give police an extra level of surveillance that would be undetected by most people.

Aug 28 09:55

Sea Level Fraud – Worse Than It Seems

Currently active NOAA tide gauges average 0.63 mm/year sea level rise, or two inches by the year 2100.

The fraudsters at the University of Colorado claim five times that much. Eighty-seven percent of tide gauges are below CU’s claimed rate.

Aug 28 09:54

BEX ALERT - Sea levels will rise, experts warn, and 'it's not going to stop'

For the last 23 years, ocean levels around the world have climbed by about 3 inches on average, and NASA scientists say the sea will continue to rise as warming temperatures cause ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica to melt.

But California, and the rest of the western United States, has actually seen ocean levels fall. That's about to change, thanks to a shift in weather patterns, and scientists are sounding the alarm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The sea is rising! The sea is rising! The sea is rising! ... Okay, actually, it's falling ... But trust us, it's going to rise and drown you all unless you bow down and worship Saint Al of the Gore!!!!"

Aug 28 09:47

Ohio cop tells black man he tailed him and pulled him over for ‘direct eye contact’

A lack Ohio man got a police officer to admit to him on video that he followed him for nearly two miles and pulled him over for making “direct eye contact,” talk show host David Pakman reported.

“As suspicious as ‘making direct eye contact’ may be to a police officer, doing the exact opposite — that is, avoiding eye contact with a police officer — could be considered equally suspicious by an officer,” Pakman noted. “In other words, both making eye contact and not making eye contact with police could, conceivably, be grounds for a traffic stop, if you agree with the general principle suggested herein.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just.... cray-cray.

If an African American is tagged for a traffic stop by police, and they can neither look directly into the eyes of the policeman, nor not make eye contact, what the heck are they supposed to do?!?

I have been ticketed in a couple of "speed traps" in my life by police, but I cannot begin to imagine what has to go through some people's minds when a routine traffic stop may become a prelude to an assassination, when one has done absolutely nothing wrong.

Aug 28 09:47

Microsoft intensifies data collection on Windows 7 and 8 systems

Windows 7 and 8 users have been plagued by "upgrade preparation" updates but left alone otherwise up until recently when it comes to this new level of data collecting.

This changed recently with the release of several updates for both operating systems that step up the game.

KB3068708 KB3022345 KB3075249 KB3080149

If these updates are installed on the system, data is sent to Microsoft regularly about various activities on it. Microsoft lists two host names in KB3068708 that data is received from and sent to:

vortex-win.data.microsoft.com settings-win.data.microsoft.com

These, and maybe others, appear to be hardcoded which means that the Hosts file is bypassed automatically.

Aug 28 09:21

The Greatness of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Or Not?

Many people are aware that U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt skillfully lured Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor so as to get the American public to support joining England’s war against Adolf Hitler’s Nazis.

Aug 28 09:20

Obama’s Ukrainian Forces Break Minsk Agreement: Resume Invasion

The U.S.-backed Ukrainian Armed Forces, on Wednesday August 26th, resumed their all-out war against the breakaway Donbass region, according to an announcement on August 27th by the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Deputy Commander, Eduard Basurin. Donetsk is the largest city in Donbass — the region that broke away from Ukraine after the February 2014 U.S. coup in Kiev, which threw out the democratically elected Ukrainian President, for whom the residents of Donbass had voted over 90%.

Aug 28 09:01

Meningitis vaccine 'will cause fever'

Babies who are about to be given the new meningitis vaccine are likely to suffer a fever that can last several days, Public Health England is warning parents.

Aug 28 08:50

US and South Korea hold live fire military drills

South Korean and US troops have staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff.

Aug 28 08:50

FINANCIAL TIMES Calls For Abolishing Cash

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