Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Minister of Enlightenment turns off the lights

Its official, Australian Minister of National Enlightenment and Propaganda, Comrade Conroy announces the death of the internet as we know it in Australia.

ABC News, Dec 15 2009
The Federal Government will introduce compulsory internet filtering.

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy announced the changes today following a controversial trial to filter the internet which was conducted earlier this year.

Senator Conroy says some internet content is simply not suitable in a civilised society.

"It is important that all Australians, particularly young children, are protected from this material," he said.

He says the Government will not determine what is blacklisted on the internet in Australia; rather an independent body will determine what sites are rated as RC for refused classification.

Legislation will be introduced into Parliament next year which will require all ISPs to block material which has been refused classification in other countries.

The filtering trial attracted criticism from some who said it would not work and would slow internet speeds.

But Senator Conroy says the trial has been successful.

"Our pilot, and the experience of ISPs in many western democracies, shows that ISP level-filtering of a defined list of URLs can be delivered with 100 per cent accuracy," he said.

"It also demonstrated that it can be done with negligible impact on internet speed."

Grants will also be offered to ISPs to voluntarily block other content.

After the legislation is passed the filter will take 12 months to implement.

Senator Conroy says the Government will take steps to ensure the filter is transparent and people know why material is being blocked.

In May 2008, the Government said it would spend $125.8 million over four years on several measures to strengthen cyber safety, including the filter.

Analyzing this lunacy:
1) "Some internet content is simply not suitable in a civilized society, it is important that all Australians are protected from this material".
I was under the mistaken impression that individuals in civilized society had the capacity and freedom to autonomously discern good from bad, and accordingly make a decision to consume or not consume, thank you Senator for correcting my misguided perception.

In all seriousness, protecting the children just doesn’t wash. There are currently around 110 million operational websites online with in excess of 25 billion indexable pages, plus a few more pages that haven’t been indexed by Google or Yahoo.

How in the f*ck do you review 25 billion pages and counting? Even if only 1% of those pages were “prohibited content”, no organization (government or otherwise) could hope to apply a meaningful filter solution, it would be like trying to arrest a locust plague with a butterfly net.

It is clear from the outset that this policy has nothing to do with “protecting citizens” and has everything to do with creating additional government authority for the purpose of censoring any internet content that they so choose, in a very targeted manner, as this is the only manner feasible.
2) "Government will not determine what is blacklisted; rather an independent body will determine what sites are rated as RC".
Independent in the way that the “Peoples Daily” is an independent newspaper in the People’s Republic of China. The “independent body” comrade refers to is otherwise known as the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), a government organization.

3) "Legislation will be introduced into Parliament next year which will require all ISPs to block material which has been refused classification in other countries".
I assume that should read something like “Legislation will be introduced into Parliament next year which will require all ISPs to block material from other countries which has been refused classification in Australia.”

After all, (don’t quote me on this) but I would suspect that classification codes are not quite up to par in Uzbekistan or Uruguay. Conversely, any content outside the Chairman Mao fan club is RC in China.

My next thought was, are websites actually classified in Australia? I mean, I have never seen a website with classification info, like the logos that appear on DVD movies.

Upon investigation, as near as I can tell from available info, the Australian Classification Board provides classifications on internet content to the ACMA on request, if and only if, the ACMA receives a complaint about internet content. According to the ACMA website: “The ACMA can only take action about material that is prohibited, or potentially prohibited, under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.”

As for legislation being introduced next year, it would appear that media law imposing “access prevention notices” on ISPs is already active, as gleaned from the Act, thanks ACMA for the tip.

In summary, the act (amended just weeks ago) bestows the ACMA government organisation with the power to enforce that all ISPs deny access to any internet content that is rated X 18+ or refused classification (RC).
If, in the course of an investigation, the ACMA is satisfied that Internet content is prohibited content or potential prohibited content, the ACMA must:

Give each Internet service provider known to the ACMA a written notice (a standard access-prevention notice) directing the provider to take all reasonable steps to prevent end-users from accessing the content.
See below at bottom of this post for important excerpts and a link to the Broadcasting Services Act.

Already RC is applied to an ever increasing number of films by the Australian office of censorship (Classification Board), making them illegal in Australia, and all video games (online or other wise) are RC by default if they cannot meet the MA15+ standard.
4) "Our pilot, and the experience of ISPs in many western democracies, shows that ISP level-filtering of a defined list of URLs can be delivered with 100 per cent accuracy."
Hugh, come again? Back in March it was revealed with much fan fair in the main stream media, that the web pages of a Queensland tour operator, boarding kennel and a dentist had all been included in this “defined URL list” being trialled.

In addition, online gambling sites, You Tube links, regular porn and fetish sites and Wikileaks pages were also found in the black list.

Wikileaks reported at the time:
"Apparently without irony, ACMA threatens fines of up to $11,000 a day for linking to sites on its secret, unreviewable, censorship blacklist. This week saw Australia joining China and the United Arab Emirates as the only countries censoring Wikileaks. We were not notified by ACMA."
Comrade Conroy guest starred on ABC TV and made rather bemusing claims about the Russian Mafia hacking the web-page of the dentist in a pathetic attempt to justify why the blacklist filter had been less than “100% accurate”.

Minister of National Enlightenment and Propaganda, Stephen Conroy.

See - Russian Mob Hacks Dentist

5) "Grants will also be offered to ISPs to voluntarily block other content."
Perhaps the most nefarious line in the ABC article, WTF does this mean, block other content?

Before closing comments on this article, the ABC was swamped with 350 of them. Scrolling through, I detected about 7 comments in favour of the filtering, but I suspect one of those was Minister Conroy, who under the handle Kex wrote:
I think it's a good compromise between protection and freedom of expression. The commitments to transparency are a pretty good inclusion as well.
And then there were the super delusional. -

Comment by Delta:
Hmmmm reading most of these posts seems a lot of people are into the hard core porn, sexual abuse and the like, well what ever turns you on....

Remember it’s designed to protect young children and people who have a clean and decent outlook on life.

Overwhelmingly though, about 343 from 350 comments expressed outrage and a desire to burn the government at the stake.

It would appear from the comments however, that the public is oblivious to just how sinister the filtering announcement really is.

It’s not merely a dumb filter programmed with a black list; our government has been less than forthcoming in disclosing the technologies which will be utilized under the legislation. Most ISPs in the trial were all using appliance based products with signature blocking capabilities able to filter P2P, IMs, anonymous proxies and online gaming.

See - ISPs reveal clean-filter technologies

Conroy may be less articulate than a baboon’s asshole and apparently arrogant enough to fly in the face of all considered and professional advice on this issue, but this is not about the Rudd government, this is a world wide attack on public freedom to access information.

In the UK, a new Digital Economy Bill is currently under review in the House of Lords. It contains a provision (clause 11), which begins:
The Secretary of State may at any time by order impose a technical obligation on internet service providers if the Secretary of State considers it appropriate….
The definition of a "technical obligation" and "technical measure" are inserted by clause 10:
A "technical obligation", in relation to an internet service provider, is an obligation for the provider to take a technical measure against particular subscribers to its service.

A "technical measure" is a measure that— (a) limits the speed or other capacity of the service provided to a subscriber; (b) prevents a subscriber from using the service to gain access to particular material, or limits such use; (c) suspends the service provided to a subscriber; or (d) limits the service provided to a subscriber in another way.
See - government-wants-new-powers

Authorities in the UK are claiming these measures are designed for combating copyright infringement, probably less insulting to the intelligence of the public than the story about protecting children, but my point is governments are not behind this attack on our freedoms, they are just facilitating it.

The Howard Gov (previous Aust Gov) was in the process of implementing this action and an Abbott Gov (new leader of opposition Gov) would not deviate from this course either.

Governments are not elected; they are selected, by the people who own them and whom the government is always answerable to, the few who really run this world from behind the curtain. These are the people we need to dethrone.

Protest action is already alive and well, in September; Prime Minister Kevin Dudd’s own official website was attacked and shut down, allegedly by the group “Anonymous” who had given prior warning that government websites would be targeted.

See - Rudd website attacked in filter protest

For more info on the trials, click here.

See also - EFA, Net censorship trial report brings more questions than answers

Broadcasting Services Act 1992
Amended Nov 20, 2009
Vol 2

Schedule 5 - Online services

This Schedule sets up a system for regulating certain aspects of the Internet industry.

• If the ACMA is satisfied that Internet content hosted outside Australia is prohibited content or potential prohibited content, the ACMA must:

(a) if the ACMA considers that the content is of a sufficiently serious nature to warrant referral to a law enforcement agency—notify the content to an Australian police force; and

(b) Notify the content to Internet service providers so that the providers can deal with the content in accordance with procedures specified in an industry code or industry standard (for example, procedures for the filtering, by technical means, of such content).

• The ACMA has a reserve power to make an industry standard if there are no industry codes or if an industry code is deficient.

• The ACMA may make online provider determinations regulating Internet service providers.

If, in the course of an investigation under Division 2 of Part 3 of Schedule 7, the ACMA is satisfied that Internet content hosted outside Australia is prohibited content or potential prohibited content, the ACMA must:

Give each Internet service provider known to the ACMA a written notice (a standard access-prevention notice) directing the provider to take all reasonable steps to prevent end-users from accessing the content.

The ACMA may, by written instrument, declare that a specified arrangement is a recognised alternative access-prevention arrangement for the purposes of the application of this Division to one or more specified end-users if the ACMA is satisfied that the arrangement is likely to provide a reasonably effective means of preventing access by those end-users to prohibited content and potential prohibited content.

Industry codes and industry standards

• Compliance with industry standards is mandatory.

Matters that must be dealt with by industry codes and industry Standards

General matters

(1) The Parliament intends that, for the Internet service provider section of the Internet industry, there should be:

(a) an industry code or an industry standard that deals with; or
(b) an industry code and an industry standard that together deal with;

(j) subject to subclause (8A), action to be taken to assist in the development and implementation of Internet content filtering technologies (including labelling technologies);

(m) procedures directed towards the achievement of the objective of ensuring that, in the event that a participant in the Internet service provider section of the Internet industry becomes aware that an Internet content host is hosting prohibited content in Australia, the host is told about the prohibited content.

Other matters

(d) subject to subclause (8A), procedures to be followed by Internet service providers in dealing with Internet content notified under paragraph 40(1)(b) of this Schedule or clause 46 (for example, procedures to be followed by a particular class of Internet service providers for the filtering, by technical means, of such content).

(8A) If the Minister is satisfied that Internet content filtering is not viable in relation to access to Internet content using a particular device (for example, a mobile telephone handset), the Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine that paragraphs (1)(j), (k) and (l) and (2)(d) do not apply in relation to access to Internet content using that device.

Schedule 7 - Online services

11. Eligible electronic publication

For the purposes of this Schedule, if:

(a) content consists of:

(i) an electronic edition of a book, magazine or newspaper; or

(ii) an audio recording of the text, or abridged text, of a book, magazine or newspaper; and

(b) a print edition of the book, magazine or newspaper is or was available to the public (whether by way of purchase or otherwise) in Australia; then:

(c) the content is an eligible electronic publication; and

(d) the print edition of the book, magazine or newspaper is the corresponding print publication in relation to the eligible electronic publication.

Division 1 - Prohibited content and potential prohibited content

20. Prohibited content

Content other than eligible electronic publications

(1) For the purposes of this Schedule, content (other than content that consists of an eligible electronic publication) is prohibited content if:

(a) the content has been classified RC or X 18+ by the Classification Board; or

(b) both:

(i) the content has been classified R 18+ by the Classification Board; and

(ii) access to the content is not subject to a restricted access system; or

(c) all of the following conditions are satisfied:

(i) the content has been classified MA 15+ by the Classification Board;

(ii) access to the content is not subject to a restricted access system;

(iii) the content does not consist of text and/or one or more still visual images;

(iv) access to the content is provided by means of a content service (other than a news service or a current affairs service) that is operated for profit or as part of a profit-making enterprise;

(v) the content service is provided on payment of a fee (whether periodical or otherwise);

(vi) the content service is not an ancillary subscription television content service; or

(d) all of the following conditions are satisfied:

(i) the content has been classified MA 15+ by the Classification Board;

(ii) access to the content is not subject to a restricted access system;

(iii) access to the content is provided by means of a mobile premium service.

Eligible electronic publications

(2) For the purposes of this Schedule, content that consists of an eligible electronic publication is prohibited content if the content has been classified RC, category 2 restricted or category 1 restricted by the Classification Board.

21 Potential prohibited content

(1) For the purposes of this Schedule, content is potential prohibited content if:

(a) the content has not been classified by the Classification Board; and

(b) if the content were to be classified by the Classification Board, there is a substantial likelihood that the content would be prohibited content.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Trafigura has BBC article deleted

The following courtesy of Wikileaks - BBC deletes important story on toxic waste dumping in the Ivory Coast after legal threats

Wikileaks has published a deleted BBC news article on the toxic-waste dumping of commodities giant Trafigura. According to a September 2009 UN report, the dumping drove 108,000 people in the Ivory Coast to seek medical attention.

Trafigura and their lawyers Carter Ruck had been pursuing an ongoing libel case against the BBC over a news story that aired in May 2009.

Until this week the story was still available on the BBC website. The link stopped working some time on December 10th or 11th.

Dirty tricks and toxic waste in Ivory Coast

By Meirion Jones and Liz MacKean BBC Newsnight
It is the biggest toxic dumping scandal of the 21st century, the type of environmental vandalism that international treaties are supposed to prevent. Now Newsnight can reveal the truth about the waste that was illegally tipped on Ivory Coast's biggest city, Abidjan. A giant multinational is being sued in London's High Court by thousands of Africans who claim they were injured as a result.

The truth behind Ivory Coast toxic waste dump

Our investigation took us to Amsterdam where the waste could have been safely disposed of. Instead the company, Trafigura, went for the cheaper option and offloaded it in Abidjan.

Trafigura has always denied that the chemical waste was dangerous, but we have seen an analysis by the Dutch authorities which reveal it to be lethal.

We consulted a leading toxicologist, John Hoskins from the Royal Society of Chemistry. He said it would bring a major city to its knees.

The waste includes tons of phenols which can cause death by contact, tons of hydrogen sulphide, lethal if inhaled in high concentrations, and vast quantities of corrosive caustic soda and mercaptans which John Hoskins describes as "the most odorous compounds ever produced".

A terrible smell

It happened on 19 August 2006 in the dead of night. A convoy of trucks from a newly-formed company in Abidjan arrived to take the waste away. They illegally dumped the first loads at the huge tip in Aquedo.

Watch Newsnight's 2007 investigation into claims toxic waste was dumped in Ivory Coast.

A powerful stench soon engulfed the area. The tip's operators were called out and the drivers sent packing. They looked elsewhere to drop the waste, tipping it in at least 18 places across the city and beyond.

The Aquedo tip stretches as far as the eye can see. As scores of waste trucks tip their loads, an army of Abidjanis cluster around, children amongst them, brandishing long metal spikes. They pick through the rubbish, looking for anything that can be sold.


We were soon surrounded by people, only too willing to talk about the night the toxic waste was dumped and the terrible smell that made them gag and sicken.

There were women who miscarried, and that was very painful. But still, the worst was that three people, two adults and a girl were killed by the toxic wastes. That was very hard Esaie Modto, head of Djibli village.

Just round the corner from the dump, we met Jean Francois Kouadio and his wife, Fidel.

She had been eight months pregnant with their first child when the fumes swamped their home. Fidel gave birth prematurely and the boy, Jean Claude, died within a day.

Their second child Ama Grace was born a year later. She too fell ill.

The doctors said that Ama Grace "was suffering from acute glycaemia caused by the toxic wastes".

They could do nothing for her and she died.

The medical reports state a "strong presumption" that the deaths of the two children were caused by exposure to the toxic waste and Jean Francois and Fidel now fear they will never become parents.

Polluted water

We also visited the village of Djibi, just outside Abidjan. The waste that was tipped here got into the water supply, killing the fish that fed the village.

A woman whose face is covered in lesions in Abidjan (September 2008) Thousands of people say they were victims of the waste

The head of Djibi, Esaie Modto, told us that every last person here fell ill, two thousand people:
"There were women who miscarried, and that was very painful. But still, the worst was that three people, two adults and a girl were killed by the toxic wastes. That was very hard."
So what was it that brought such ruin on a country that in 2006 was still struggling to recover from a civil war?

The waste was generated as the result of an oil deal spanning three continents. Trafigura bought a consignment of cheap and dirty heavy oil with a high sulphur content. Instead of putting it through a refinery, Trafigura tried to clean it up, using a do-it-yourself method, so they could sell it on at a massive profit.

They used a ship called the Probo Koala which they stationed off Gibraltar as a rough and ready refinery. Caustic soda and a catalyst were added to the oil which reacted with the sulphur and settled to the bottom of the tank. Trafigura were then able to sell the oil, but left with a toxic sludge at the bottom of the tank.

"Smelly but not dangerous"

The Probo Koala went to Amsterdam where they attempted to unload this sulphurous tar as if it were normal ships' waste, which would have cost a few thousand euros.

However the fumes were so bad, the emergency services were called and the Dutch authorities carried out tests. They discovered the waste was highly toxic and told Trafigura that it would cost half a million euros to dispose of safely.

The Probo Koala instead pumped the waste back on board and left port, ending up in West Africa.

Marietta Harjono of Greenpeace Nederland says this has led to a prosecution by the Dutch authorities for "falsification of papers - they deliberately were silent on the toxic nature of the waste", as well as for illegal import of toxic waste and "illegal export of toxic waste from Europe to Cote d'Ivoire".

When Newsnight first investigated the toxic dumping scandal in 2007 one of Trafigura's founders Eric de Turckheim told Jeremy Paxman "these materials were not dangerous for human beings. It was smelly, but not dangerous."

Newsnight's new investigation shows this was far from the case. Trafigura continues to deny any wrongdoing.

Monday, December 7, 2009

A new paradigm

I’ve been quietly observing with great restraint and disdain, the “climategate” circus and indeed for a much longer period, the climate change v skeptic debate. I’m not entrenched in either position, but the whole thing disturbs and unsettles me, something is not right. Here are a few of my thoughts.

Climategate = bullshit. Climate change v skeptic is just the new left/ right paradigm. It is exactly what was insidiously planned to be by our caring ruling elite, and it coincides very nicely with people waking up to the last paradigm.

Another division successfully crafted, two more tribes created to fight another war.

Whether you believe or not that climate change can be influenced by human activity, this little planet is disgustingly polluted. There is almost no place left on Earth where inhabitants may still find clean air to breathe.

I’ve seen so called “climate change skeptics” making conjecture such as “CO2 is good for the environment, it makes the trees grow”. This would be a fine argument if it were not for the fact that humans are deforesting the planet so fast that the trees which might utilize our lovely emissions don’t actually exist. That is, not in sufficient numbers relative to volume of emissions.

Something to do with A) : high demands for timber products, B) : high demand for farming produce which requires farming land and oddly enough, that requires the landscape to be free of trees, C) : never ending urban sprawl which equally oddly can not progress with all those f*cking trees in the way.

One might also note that human produced emissions are not purely carbon dioxide; they also comprise carbon monoxide (a poison) and other carcinogens.

I would like to see those who have proposed heavy emissions are an asset; seal themselves within a small garage with an idling car engine, and report back on how they felt afterward.

Millions of people around the globe currently die annually from respiratory illness but hey, it’s good for the trees, if there were trees.

And if there were trees, the “truther’s” would be barking up the wrong one here, fighting to preserve their own oppression. There have never been any other consumer products in history, more successful in enslaving the human race quite like oil and coal have. Every aspect of modern day society is depended upon these resources, which reside in the control of a handful of people, people who see fit to manipulate their value in what amounts to nothing less than extortion.

There are a few decent arguments here and there from both sides of this contrived battle, but overwhelmingly I find individuals from either persuasion unwilling to educate themselves or simply think for themselves beyond popular sound bites. Yes CO2 is life giving but so is water, and a funny thing happens if you are submerged in water, you stop breathing.

It’s entirely appropriate to oppose “cap and trade/emissions trading schemes (ETS)”, but in doing so I have not seen anyone call it out for the smoke screen that it is.

The impression I get from the “truth movement” concerning the revelations of “climategate”, is that it’s the ultimate smoking gun and anyone now still bold enough to voice environmental concerns on any level should be lynched immediately, because they are now and forever more exposed as just deceptive tools for the New World Order agenda.

I would suggest that the true NWO shills are those entities whom have disseminated the meme that sets up environmentalists and scientists as the patsies for blame, while completely ignoring the realities of a fossil fuel driven world.

Neglecting to make any mention of a need for transition away from the westernized world’s unsustainable consumerism of pollution producing resources, only serves to encourage the continuation of business as usual, which is exactly what our ruling elite want. They came up with “plan B”, a new global tax on the poor, encase “plan A” (business as usual) came under threat.

But “plan b” was always designed to fail. Is it not predictable that if; governments tell their people the planet is becoming uninhabitable but we can fix that by taxing you into poverty, the people are going to say SCREW YOU?

Essentially that is what the carbon trading scheme is all about, making the rich richer and the poor poorer in lieu of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer as set out in “plan A”.

Under the schemes, the world’s most prolific polluters (corporate industries) will be granted concessions/carbon credits/offsets and therefore the scheme/scam will do absolutely nothing to curtail global emissions; it in fact allows those big polluters to continue increasing emissions for profit.

Even some of the climate scientists agree on this:

Top climate scientist hopes Copenhagen fails - ABC News
The scientist who convinced the world that global warming was a looming danger says the planet will be better off if Copenhagen climate change summit ends in collapse.

Professor James Hansen says any agreement to emerge from the meeting will be so flawed that it would be better to start again from scratch.

Hansen argues that the process is so flawed because it relies on cap and trade emissions trading schemes. Instead of allowing polluters to buy the right to continue polluting, he prefers a tax on the price of carbon at the mine or the port.

"The whole idea that you have goals that you're supposed to try to meet and that you have outs with offsets means that it's an attempt to continue business as usual," he said.
Scientist quits over ETS 'censorship'- ABC News
A senior CSIRO environmental economist has resigned after saying his criticism of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) was censored.

Earlier this year he had been expecting his paper, The Brave New World of Carbon Trading, to be published internationally after it was peer reviewed for the British Journal New Political Economy.

His paper questions the effectiveness of carbon trading schemes in industrialised countries and argues that a direct carbon tax might be more effective. He was told that it breached guidelines preventing scientists from commenting on policy issues.
The article ends with one of the best examples of political hypocrisy one might encounter;
The opposition says the Government's election promise to end gags on scientists, which was called Operation Sunlight is leaving Australians in the dark.
That would be the opposition (former Government) whom put Australians into the dark but now scorn the current Government for leaving them there.

I can not argue against the scientists criticizing carbon trading schemes. However I find the idea that; any tax whatsoever would be useful in achieving emission reductions, a contentious one.

The inbred family of hicks who call themselves the “elites”, who have engineered modern day society to be totally depended upon the resources they control, resources that produce toxic pollution on mass scale, not content with the measure of enslavement they already command, now want us to make even more tribute, by paying another tax, this time for pollution which they will continue to disperse, all made possible only because they suppressed over the last century, every viable sustainable alternative energy resource ever investigated.

As for “climategate”, is it really that important that from a pile of stolen emails, a couple of lines were found that revealed certain scientists operating below the threshold of professional conduct? Has no one ever previously heard of scientists being purchased, put on the payroll for various interests? This is an established practice of long standing, granted though it is far more common place to find compromised scientists in the climate change skeptic's camp, shilling for oil corporations who have never made any secret of aggressive opposition to alternative energy sources.

If governments were not owned by and completely subservient to the inbred scum f*ck overlords that rule this planet, and were serious about addressing environmental issues, they might in the first instance, implement policies for significant reductions in the demand for energy.

Within the continent I call home, Australia, temperature extremities can be quite harsh during the summer months. Accordingly, dwellings of the past were always constructed with high roofs and ceilings and the buildings would be encompassed by something known as a veranda. These designs kept the inside rooms nice and cool during periods of uncomfortable heat.

Those simple fore mentioned features, are now lost in time and as a result, no one can live in their little box house without the aid of air conditioning blasting away all day and night throughout the summer.

It is no inadvertent mishap that urban planning over the last fifty years has consistently and progressively become more and more incompatible with the environment.

The government congratulates and credits itself for pretending to do something, like regulating that white goods makers affix five pretty star images to our refrigerators, supposedly indicating how much energy my fridge will guzzle, but concurrently the government in reality does nothing but aid and abet their masters in generating ever increasing demands for energy supplies.

Clothes lines have been replaced with electric clothes dryers, every house has an electric dishwasher, wide-screen TV’s consuming infinitely more power than their predecessors occupy every living room, all city and urban development is designed specifically around the needs of automobiles, and the best plan my government can come up with is to stick f*cking stars on my fridge.

The primary preoccupation of all western governments regarding domestic policy is always with driving consumerism, CONSUME, CONSUME, CONSUME! Now governments are saying ok, turns out all that consuming is bad for us, so we will have to tax you more, to present the illusion of action, but please don’t stop, CONSUME, CONSUME, CONSUME!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Mastermind

Neo cons across America are pretending to be all outraged with the announcement of a New York trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Co. Their fanatical war cries, i.e. – he doesn’t deserve any rights and he doesn’t deserve a fair trial, have gone ringing around the planet. In attempts to keep the lie alive, this continuing psyop for the imaginary war on terrorism is even being received by receptive sheeple in Australia. The ABC (Australia) reports:
NY wants revenge

While US authorities vow a fair trial for the alleged plotters after years of abuse in military jails, when they arrive in New York they will find a city thirsting for revenge.

"Hang them," said Joe Ricciardi, 55, a construction worker near the gaping hole of Ground Zero, site of the Twin Towers destroyed on September 11, 2001.

"Look at what they did to this place. Look at the families they wrecked," added Mr Ricciardi's son, also called Joe, gesturing toward Ground Zero, where nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes struck the World Trade Centre.

"Put them in a bird cage and hang it in the middle of Times Square," a third man in the group said to mordant laughter.

Rudy Giuliani, the mayor who sought to calm a shocked New York in the wake of the attacks, lambasted the move to allow the accused a civilian court trial.

"We have regressed to a pre-9/11 mentality with respect to Islamic extremist terrorism," he said in a statement.

"Khalid Sheikh Mohammed should be tried like the war criminal he is and tried in a military court. He murdered as part of a declared war against us, America."
In a follow up article

Giuliani is quoted:

"He's asking for a trial in New York and we're giving it to him, since when were we in the business of granting the wishes of terrorists?"
Come of it Rudy, America has always been in the business of granting the wishes of terrorists, how do you suppose 9/11 was able to happen? Another point in case; you seem to do pretty well with your wish list Rudy.

The Obama administration has little choice really in bringing closure to the 9/11 lie with the trial of “the mastermind”, but to hold it in some legally recognized setting. Failure to do so might alert the sheeple to the fact that the trial is as contrived as the official 9/11 story itself.

In 2006 the US Supreme court ruled that the Bush regime’s military commissions were illegal because their rules and procedures contravened the US Constitution and international law.

A previous prosecution at Guantanamo Bay, that of Australian David Hicks was described by legal experts to be at best “shambolic”.

Hicks was captured during November 2001 in Afghanistan (later officially recorded as Dec.), by warlord militants (officially known as the Northern Alliance) and sold to US authorities for bounty, reportedly $1000.00. He shortly thereafter found himself on the wrong side of the fence at camp Gitmo.

In the early days of the US invasion, Northern Alliance mercenaries rounded up almost anyone they could overpower to sell for bounty, regardless of whether they were really Taliban and Al Qaeda or not, US authorities couldn’t exactly run a license check.

It was reported that some 2000 men perished in container trucks at the hands of a key US ally, warlord Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum. After being trucked across country for handing over to the Americans, they were found to have all perished, mostly from suffocation but in some instances from bullets that had been fired into the containers by Dostum’s gorillas for amusement. The bodies were hauled into nearby desert and buried in mass graves.

see video - The Convoy of Death

David Hicks while more fortunate than the above mentioned, languished in Gitmo for 3 years before authorities even attempted to manufacture a few charges against him, including that of attempted murder. However with the 2006 US Supreme court ruling, all charges were dropped.

Authorities then charged him retrospectively with “providing material support to a terrorist organisation”. Retrospective, because no such offence existed in 2001. The details of this charge included the allegation that Hicks conducted surveillance on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. This would explain why the “official story” regarding his capture has been re dated to December when there are still pages available that reported this event as occurring in November. The Kabul Embassy closed in Jan 1989 and didn’t reopen again until Dec 17, 2001.


Hicks’s lawyers commenced an action in the Federal Court of Australia (Dec 2006 - Hicks v Ruddock), accusing the Australian Government of breaching their “protective duty” to Australian citizens overseas. The government of John Howard argued that it had no legal duty to protect Hicks from torture and abuse in Gitmo. The government described Hicks as “the worst of the worst” and Prime Minister Howard had revealed just a week prior to this case commencing, that he was aware that the US would release David if he (Howard) were only to request it. Howard boasted that no such request would be forthcoming.

In the elaborate hoax responsible for world wide carnage and destruction that is the “war on terror”, it is difficult to find a more putrid shill for that war (being aware of the hoax) than in former PM John Howard.

The Howard government repeatedly stated that Hicks had to face a US military commission, precisely because he committed no crime under Australian or indeed US law.

Finally after more than five years in Gitmo, Hicks was trialled which no jury took part and in which Hicks was not allowed to see the "evidence" U.S. prosecutors had gathered against him. He was given a suspended 7 year sentence under a pre trial guilty plea bargain which was commuted to 9 months, served in the maximum security Yatla prison of his home town in Adelaide Australia. He was told he faced life imprisonment if the plea was declined.

Under the conditions of the plea deal, Hicks was forced to agree that he had never been abused or tortured in custody (although he had previously complained of such), he was required to pledge not to file future lawsuits against his captors and a 1 year media gag was imposed to be effective from his release date. Even after his release, Dec 2007, he was subject to a control order which placed various restrictions upon his freedom until Dec 2008.

Former Pentagon chief prosecutor, Colonel Morris Davis later alleged political interference in the case, by the Bush administration in the U.S. and the Howard government in Australia, and said that Hicks should not have been prosecuted

Back to the “9/11 mastermind” and the co accused, a provoking article - Truth, Lies, and the Legend of 9/11 by Chaim Kupferberg, published 21st October 2003, at is well worth reading. It’s not for the attention span challenged (its quite long), but it offers some valuable insights. I have collated some extracts here - Truth, Lies, and the Legend of 9/11. some key extracts from my extracts:

It was almost an afterthought. On March 1, 2003, the War on Terror had finally served up the alleged paymaster of 9/11 - a shadowy Saudi by the name of Mustafa Ahmed al-Hisawi. Yet his arrest just happened to coincide with the capture of a much bigger fish - the reported 9/11 mastermind himself, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.

Only seventeen months before, a former London schoolboy by the name of Omar Saeed Sheikh was first exposed as the 9/11 paymaster.

Omar Saeed, as reported back then by CNN, was acting under the alias of Mustafa Ahmed. So where is Omar now? Sitting in a Pakistani prison, awaiting his execution for the kidnapping of Daniel Pearl - while another man fills the shoes of his pseudonym.

On October 1, the New York Times reported that hijacker Atta received money from someone using the alias "Mustafa Ahmad".

Times of India, October 9 2001;
"While the Pakistani Inter Services Public Relations claimed that former ISI (Pakistani intelligence) director-general Lt-Gen Mahmud Ahmad sought retirement after being superseded on Monday, the truth is more shocking. Top sources confirmed here on Tuesday that the general lost his job because of the "evidence" India produced to show his links to one of the suicide bombers that wrecked the World Trade Center. The U.S. authorities sought his removal after confirming the fact that $100,000 was wired to hijacker Mohammed Atta from Pakistan by Omar Saeed at the insistence of General Mahmud Ahmad."
In short, the Times of India revealed that Omar Saeed was acting under the direct orders of the head of Pakistani intelligence and not Osama bin Laden.

Tracing the "smoking gun" money trail to General Ahmad created an entirely new smoking gun that led straight back to Washington, D.C. - for General Ahmad had already been reported as having breakfast in the nation's capital with Senator Bob Graham and Representative Porter Goss on the morning of September 11 (Both Graham and Goss would go on to co-chair the joint Senate-House 9/11 inquiry).

Around the same time that the joint Senate-House Inquiry was proceeding under the co-chairmanship of Bob Graham and Porter Goss, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was formally introduced as the operative mastermind behind 9/11.

A June 2002 Associated Press article also accused Khalid of working with Ramzi Yousef in the first bombing of the World Trade Center [in '93]" in addition to working with Yousef on a 1995 plot (code-named Bojinka) to bomb a dozen airliners headed to the United States.

Conveniently timed for release on June 6, 2002 - further news followed that, according to National Security Agency intercepts, Khalid was heard talking on the telephone with hijacker Mohammed Atta. Moreover, for the very first time, authorities were now reporting that Khalid was actually the uncle of Ramzi Yousef. In other words, when the nephew failed to bring down the Towers in '93, the uncle took up the slack in '01.

Prior to Khalid's June 2002 public promotion, he was lurking on the official terror lists merely as an indicted conspirator in the 1995 Bojinka plot masterminded by Ramzi Yousef.

One can almost picture sitting in with the members of the National Security Council on a balmy Spring morning in late May 2002, leafing through their photo albums as they argued over the most appropriate candidate to close off the official 9/11 Legend. As it turned out, they chose the guy with the unibrow and the hair shirt.

If habitual coincidence is the mother of all conspiracy theories, then one must surely raise a discerning eyebrow at the revelation that, around this time - after more than a decade of staying hidden in the shadows - Khalid Shaikh Mohammed suddenly was stricken with an urge to conduct his very first interview, with none other than Ramzi Binalshibh at his side. The journalist chosen for this honor was the London bureau chief of Al-Jazeera, Yosri Fouda.

Only two days after the initial broadcast of Fouda's interview with Khalid and Binalshibh - on the first anniversary commemorating the 9/11 attacks - Pakistani forces, accompanied by FBI agents, raided an apartment complex in Karachi. After a "four hour" gun battle involving "hundreds" of Pakistani soldiers and policemen, the authorities captured, among a few others, Ramzi Binalshibh.

Their original target, however, had been Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, whom they had been tracking for months throughout Karachi. While Khalid had just barely slipped away only a few hours before Pakistani forces had arrived at his door, the authorities were reportedly "surprised" to discover that they had netted Binalshibh in the process. At least that is now the official version of the day's events.

As revealed by Syed Saleem Shahzad in an Asia Times Online article dated October 30, 2002, the shootout ended with the deaths of two Al Qaeda fighters, one of them identified as Khalid. Here was Shahzad's report of the events:
"The FBI, still keen to take [Khalid] Shaikh Mohammed alive, teargassed the area, and a number of people were captured. However, despite instructions to the contrary, a few Pakistani Rangers entered the flat, where they found [Khalid] Shaikh Mohammed and another man, allegedly with their hands up. The Rangers nevertheless opened fire on the pair.

Later, the Pakistani press carried pictures of a message scrawled in blood on the wall of the flat, proclaiming the Muslim refrain of Kalma, in Arabic: "There is no God except Allah, Mohammed is his messenger". An official who was present in the flat at the time of the shooting has told Asia Times Online that the message was written by Shaikh Mohammed with his own blood as his life drained away from him...

...But now it emerges that an Arab woman and a child were taken to an ISI safe house, where they identified the Shaikh Mohammed's body as their husband and father...

... The widow subsequently underwent exhaustive interrogation in the custody of FBI officials..."
Authorities eventually did confirm one crucial portion in Shahzad's account: Khalid's wife and two young sons - aged 9 and 7 - were apprehended in the raid, and immediately handed over (in the later, official version) to Pakistani custody. Yet this information officially would not be revealed until one week after Khalid's later "official" capture on March 1, 2003.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stop the Vax Program

I recently signed a petition at the Australian Vaccination Network to stop the Swine Flu Vaccination Program. If you are a resident of Australia, please consider signing the petition.

After signing, AVN forwarded my protest to the office of a number of politicians including the federal Health Minister and the Treasurer. I received 12 automated “out of office replies” from various ministers. In addition, two office staffers were actually kind enough to hit their keyboards in response.

From the office of Louise Markus:
Thank you for your email regarding the Swine Flu vaccination. As you would appreciate Mrs Louise Markus receives large volumes of correspondence and as the Federal Member for Greenway her priority is that of her constituents. Mrs Louise Markus thanks you for your email and has noted your comments.

Ok, I’m not one of her constituents, fair enough. Now from the office of Kate Ellis of whom I am a constituent, Electorate Officer Pauline Cusack writes:
Thank you for your email concerning the swine flu vaccine.

The Government has no plans for the swine flu vaccine to be mandatory.


Pauline Cusack

I appreciate the enormous effort and trouble Pauline went to in her reply but I couldn’t help but feel a bit patronized. I sent a reply correspondence as follows:
Dear Pauline

Thank you for your reply.

You assert “the Government has no plans for the swine flu vaccine to be mandatory.” It may surprise you then to learn that it already is mandatory for certain sections of the community.

Since July 2007, every state and territory in Australia has had policies implemented which require all medical staff and allied health students to be fully vaccinated. Students are required to be vaccinated before completing their practical work. Without these vaccines, ten different types including influenza, they are refused a placing in hospitals.

Compliance in these directives is mandatory and supposedly for the protection of patients, but half of those mandated vaccines contain live viruses which can be transmitted to people of contact for up to 90 days.

Panvax H1N1 vaccine also contains live virus portions (subunits). The subunits are produced by “disrupting” the live virus with detergent. It is more than possible that H1N1 vaccinations will inflame H1N1 infection rates among the non-vaccinated.

Panvax H1N1 vaccine was exempted by the government from requiring TGA registration before dispensing, mid September. Only about one week later however it was announced the TGA had approved it (Sept 18th). The time frame from the starting point of the first trials to the date of approval was approx just 7 weeks. That time frame is far from standard practise and very concerning.

If the government has no plans for mandatory vaccinations, why did they rush approval for Panvax H1N1 without due care in the form of the usual safeguards, and why have they (government) ordered 21 million doses of Panvax H1N1 from CSL?

In any event the government doesn’t actually have a say in whether or not vaccinations are ordered mandatory does it?

Pursuant to International Health Regulations (IHR) of 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) of which Australia is a member has the authority to order forced vaccinations upon all 194 signatory countries to the WHO constitution, in the event of a declared pandemic. H1N1 was declared a pandemic in June.

Please pass this correspondence on to Ms Ellis as I would appreciate my concerns being addressed.

Yours Sincerely

**** ******

I eagerly await more news.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Brown-nose bailout fund

Prime Joker for little Britain Gordon Brown-nose, speaking at a G20 summit in Scotland this week, said a fund for future bank bailouts should be set up, possibly paid for by a tax on banking transactions.

Brown-nose said that the cost from the failure of banks, should never again be borne by taxpayers. Is he taking the piss? What bank has ever incurred additional operating expenses without passing them directly on to its customers in the form of more fees and charges?

He also said of the banks; “This is a unique sector that, when it fails, imposes such a high cost to the wider economy and damage to society that government intervention becomes essential. So the taxpayer had no real choice but to step in to keep the system afloat.”

No real choice? Spoken like a true joker totally at the service of bankers. Here’s a choice, an idea, let the f*ckers fail and outlaw central banks/federal reserves. With the trillions of dollars tax payers have been robbed of for bailouts of criminal bankers, who claimed to have “failed” because they robbed the system of trillions that didn’t really exist, couldn’t those trillion dollar bailouts instead fund a new banking system? One that doesn’t have a central bank actually affixing immediate debt to every dollar printed, a banking system that operates ethically to maintain currency purchasing power?

Jokers, who claim we have no choice, speak a great lie. A lie so big and repeated so often, the sheeple believe it. Wealth is never lost, it merely gets transferred. In the wreckage of the “global financial crisis”, the rich have become richer and the poor, poorer.

Asked what he thought of Brown-nose’s bailout fund, Australia’s treasurer of the Jokery Wayne Swan, said he could not say if he supported the idea until his masters at the IMF indicated their views of a tax on global financial transactions.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pork Pandemic in Ukraine

I was reading this article at Infowars Ireland -

Panic in Ukraine, Authorities deny aircraft are spraying aerosols over cities, Martial Law expected
Authorities in Kiev, Ukraine, deny spraying of "aerosolized medication" by aircraft over city.

The office of Emergency Response in the district of Desniansko, Kiev, are tonight (30th Oct.) strongly refuting reports that light aircraft were spraying a substance over the city intended to counter a "swine flu pandemic" in Ukraine.

I decided to check out one of the sources listed –

As I don’t read Russian very well, I had google translate an updated article – The epidemic of panic, Nov 2nd 2009. The googlator produced a bizarre but very humorous read, here are some extracts, reprinted for comedy purposes only:

Although Health Minister Vasyl Knyazevich announced the arrival of "Swine" influenza H1N1, most of the dead were victims of the regular flu and its complications. For any influenza epidemic - is inevitable.

But in this case, the authorities have not explained this time the public and journalists gladly picked up the new "hot" topic. As a result, Ukrainian news feeds are similar to reports from the front: every morning you can see how many people were newly infected, how many - were hospitalized, how many - died.

At the same time information about what exactly people are sick, because of what they get in hospital and dying, were very vague. In the press sounded language such as "mystery pneumonia", "a new virus," "lightning death."

People naturally started to worry. Press felt it. And on Oct. 29, when it became known about the 30 dead, the media exploded.

It became known as the local authorities, and Kiev, occupied election campaign, almost no interest in the epidemic. Minister of Health, which ran for more information, frankly admitted that he did not know, what exactly are sick people.

In the media reported that doctors did not show the results of autopsies of deceased patients, that patients' burn out "almost immediately, that the exact number of cases and deaths is not known to anyone.

Local authorities in Lviv and Ternopil urged people not to go into the streets without a gauze bandages, and avoid the appearance in public places, and also closed schools and colleges.

Politicians, too, have not gone away. Some were advised to enter the western regions of the state of emergency, others - to declare it quarantined, and others - to throw to combat the virus army.

In popular memory have floated to the stage of American blockbusters: a certain area covered by the epidemic (captured by zombies), People are torn away from there, impassive GI were not released, but the president reluctantly orders the massive assault on the source of infection.

Residents of areas where the number of cases was highest, of course, all this talk like they could not. And then the Ministry of Health announced that the country's outbreak is not there some kind of "unknown" influenza, highly - H1N1, which is also called "pork"

Probably, the Office decided that the worst - is unknown. But the people for some reason did not give up, learning about what kind of flu has come to Ukraine. People are reasonably judged that recovery is sick - a handwork of cases. Pharmacies lined queue. From the shelves swept everything - not only antiviral drugs, but useless in the case of influenza antibiotics and paracetamol. Gauze bandages, too, sold out instantly.

Lovers of traditional medicine markets are raked with lemons, garlic and onion. This traditional lard, on the contrary, fell into disfavor: Mindful of the fact that influenza as something to do with the pigs, Ukrainians virtually abandoned the beloved product.

Until the government and the president started to understand that there is going something wrong. President Viktor Yushchenko has asked for help from foreign countries, but also ordered the Defense Ministry has prepared a mobile hospitals to assist patients.

Defense saluted, and at the same time abolished the autumn appeal. Those soldiers who have served, put on a garlic-onion diet.

Residents of the western regions of Ukraine has gradually embrace panic. People stopped to remove the mask, even in offices. In Ternopil rumors that all exits from the city are blocked off and it is almost impossible.

*This next paragraph is my favorite bit :)
Nerves began to take everyone. In Kiev spread the story of the first "victim" of influenza in the capital. Allegedly one man sneezed in a minibus. When asked where he decided to make a joke: "From Ternopil!" As a result, was hospitalized with a brain injury.

Politicians, meanwhile, continued to fuel the fire. Yushchenko has called the epidemic "threat to national security" and Tymoshenko declared the disease "extremely dangerous". Both, of course, added that there should be no panic, but how to keep calm when you have the windows raging "extremely dangerous threat to national security," president and prime minister did not tell.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate also went on the warpath with the flu. In all the churches of the country was "prayer during the singing of the devastating epidemic and smertonosnyya infection. The outcome is not reported.

The epidemic is gradually being transformed into something ordinary. People reacted accordingly: the panic gradually began to give way to a simple caution, and the people of Ukraine have to chuckle over his recent fright.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Light from the gods in Aberfoyle Park High

Aberfoyle Park High School in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has made a $500,000.00 deal with the devil (literally), the Raytheon Corporation, the ABC reports Sat Oct 31, 2009.

The name Raytheon reportedly means “light of/from the gods” as in Lucifer the light bringer, the illuminated one, the Son. This death merchant (Raytheon) is the world’s largest manufacturer of guided missiles. Their missile product catalogue includes the infamous patriot missile, the tomahawk, TOW (anti armour), Maverick, Javelin, Sidewinder, Sea Sparrow and HARM (high speed anti-radiation missile) which killed 62 civilians in a Baghdad market in 2003. The HARM warhead is designed to explode into thousands of aluminium fragments.

The deal made by Aberfoyle Park High School will see Raytheon “co-develop” curriculum. It’s a sweet deal for Raytheon, indoctrinating Adelaide’s brightest young minds to the military industrial complex’s agenda, and all for a mere half a million dollars. The sum would be huge money to the school but to Raytheon, its less than the minimum one tomahawk missile sells for, depending on optional extras, the asking price for a single tomahawk is from $600,000.00 to $1million.

Aberfoyle Park High School is the official Department of Education and Children Services (DECS) School for gifted students in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide. DECS operates a program known as “Ignite”, in which final year primary school children are tested all over the state, the top ranking resulted students are invited to attend one of three schools where extra resources are at disposal and curriculum is accelerated.

More about Raytheon
When President George H. W. Bush travelled to Raytheon's Patriot manufacturing plant during the first Gulf War, he declared, the "Patriot is 41 for 42: 42 Scuds engaged, 41 intercepted!" After the Gulf War had concluded, the staff of the House Government Operations Subcommittee on Legislation and National Security reported,
"The Patriot missile system was not the spectacular success in the Persian Gulf War that the American public was led to believe. There is little evidence to prove that the Patriot hit more than a few Scud missiles launched by Iraq during the Gulf War, and there are some doubts about even these engagements. The public and the United States Congress were misled by definitive statements of success issued by administration and Raytheon representatives during and after the war."

Raytheon is also maker of "Bunker Buster" bombs which can disintegrate the most stubborn of targets, and they also produce “cluster bombs”. This loathsome munition scatters as many as several hundred "bomblets" over a wide area. They often fail to explode, creating virtual minefields that can kill or injure anyone who finds them later - often curious children. A treaty to eliminate cluster bomb use and stockpiles was adopted in Dublin and later ratified in Oslo by 94 signatories, 2008. It goes without saying that the USA did not sign and countries such as Australia were quite concerned at one time that the treaty would prevent them from fighting along side the US when using these weapons. Special clauses were lobbied for to accommodate those concerns.

The Raytheon company has been a key developer and supplier of technology and hardware in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), used extensively in Afghanistan by the US military. Armed UAVs, e.g. – the “reaper” and “predator” also known as “drones” currently fly about Pakistan happily exterminating innocent women and children in the name of the “war on terror”.

Australia’s most important contribution to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is the Pine Gap facility, providing satellite intelligence information used in targeting for much of the bombing. Raytheon is the largest civilian employer at Pine Gap, being the sole contractor for the daily maintenance, much of the equipment used at Pine Gap is also made by Raytheon.

Raytheon is responsible for many military communications systems and had intimate participation with the ECHELON system, a worldwide signals intelligence collection and analysis network. ECHELON is operated by five signatory states to the UK-USA Security Agreement (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the US).
A European Parliament report from 2001 concluded that ECHELON was capable of interception and content inspection of telephone calls, fax, e-mail and other data traffic globally through the interception of communication bearers including satellite transmission, public switched telephone networks (which carry most Internet traffic) and microwave links.

In 1999 the Australian Senate Joint Standing Committee on Treaties was told by Professor Desmond Ball that the Pine Gap facility was used as a ground station for a satellite-based interception network. The satellites are said to be large radio dishes between 20 and 100 meters in diameter in geostationary orbits.

Raytheon's View of Adelaide -
Managing Director of Raytheon Australia, Ron Fisher, in an address to the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce 2005, reported:

We provide technical support for the Joint Facility at Pine Gap, and the Deep Space Communications Complex outside Canberra.

We have a Geospatial Imagery business that takes telemetry data directly from a constellation of orbiting satellites through a dish and terminal equipment here in Adelaide to provide imagery and other value added products much faster than through the satellite operators in Europe and the USA. These satellites also have a potential role in wide area surveillance of our maritime approaches.
One of Raytheon's more secretive subsidiaries is E-Systems, whose major clients have historically been the CIA and other spy agencies like the National Security Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office. An unnamed Congressional aide told the Washington Post once that the company was ''virtually indistinguishable'' from the agencies it serves. ''Congress will ask for a briefing from E- Systems and the (CIA) program manager shows up,'' the aide is quoted as saying. ''Sometimes he gives the briefing. They're interchangeable.''

Aircraft support for drug-enforcement activities become a part of E-Systems' work after it bought up Air Asia, the CIA's aircraft repair and maintenance facility in Taiwan in 1975. Until E-Systems took it over, Air Asia provided support for Air America, the CIA's covert airline that ferried arms, heroin and opium in Indo-China during the Vietnam War, according to the British reporter Christopher Robbins, who wrote the authoritative account of the airline's history in 1979.

Raytheon was originally formed in 1922 under the name American Appliance Company, by Laurence K. Marshall, Vannevar Bush and scientist Charles G. Smith. The company's first product was a gaseous (helium) rectifier christened with the name Raytheon, which were used in radio-receiver power supplies.

In 1925 the company changed its name to Raytheon Manufacturing Company. During WW II they received a contract to build magnetron tubes for use in radar.

Vannevar Bush was famous for many things, he was a known eugenicists and a primary organizer of the Manhattan Project. As Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, Bush coordinated the activities of some six thousand leading American scientists in the application of science to warfare. This is the man who almost single handedly gave us the Military Industrial Complex.

In June of 1940 he convinced Franklin Delano Roosevelt to give him funding and political support to create a new kind of collaborative relationship between military, industry, and academic researchers-without congressional, or nearly any other, oversight. Bush was also the main drive behind the “Lend-Lease Act”, the exchange of American technology and supplies with the Russians during the 1940s.

Bush was on the committee advising Truman to use the atomic bomb against Japan at the earliest opportunity. Vannevar at one time or another was also; President of the Carnegie Institute, Chairman of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), Chairman of the Joint Research and Development Board (JRDB) of the Army and Navy, board director American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) and Chairman of Merck Pharmaceutical Corporation.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Military saying no to Afghanistan

There is an emerging uprising underway apposing the war in Afghanistan and the peace activists are not as one might expect, students and hippies, but rather the very service people deployed for this fight.

Two recent commendable examples include; the resignation of Matthew P. Hoh from his post as Senior Civilian Representative in Zabul Province, and the Veterans For Peace Group calls for action.

Extracts from Matthew P. Hoh’s resignation letter to Ambassador Nancy J. Powell:

September 10, 2009

Dear Ambassador Powell,

It is with great regret and disappointment I submit my resignation from my Appointment as a Political Officer in the Foreign Service and my post as the senior
Civilian Representative for the U.S. Government in Zabul Province.

I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States' presence in Afghanistan. I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is based not upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end. To put simply: I fail to see the value or the worth in continued U.S. casualties or expenditures of resources in support of the Afghan government in what is, truly, a 35-year old civil war.

If the history of Afghanistan is one great stage play, the United States is no more than a supporting actor, among several previously, in a tragedy that not only pits tribes, valleys, clans, villages and families against one another, but, from at least the end of King Zahir Shah's reign, has violently and savagely pitted the urban, secular, educated and modern of Afghanistan against the rural, religious, illiterate and traditional. It is this latter group that composes and supports the Pashtun insurgency.

The Pashtun insurgency, which is composed of multiple, seemingly infinite, local groups, is fed by what is perceived by the Pashtun people as a continued and sustained assault, going back centuries, on Pashtun land, culture, traditions and religion by internal and external enemies.

In both RC East and South, I have observed that the bulk of the insurgency fights not for the white banner of the Taliban, but rather against the presence of foreign soldiers and taxes imposed by an unrepresentative government in Kabul.

The United States military presence in Afghanistan greatly contributes to the legitimacy and strategic message of the Pashtun insurgency. In a like manner our backing of the Afghan government in its current form continues to distance the government from the people. The Afghan government's failings, particularly when weighed against the sacrifice of American lives and dollars, appear legion and metastatic:

  • Glaring corruption and unabashed graft;
  • A President whose confidants and chief advisers comprise drug lords and war crimes villains, who mock our own rule of law and counter narcotics efforts;
  • A system of provincial and district leaders constituted of local power brokers, opportunists and strongmen allied to the United States solely for, and limited by, the value of our US AID and CERP contracts and whose own political and economic interests stand nothing to gain from any positive or genuine attempts at reconciliation; and
  • The recent election process dominated by fraud and discredited by low voter turnout, which has created an enormous victory for our enemy who now claims a popular boycott and will call into question worldwide our government's military, economic and diplomatic support for an invalid and illegitimate Afghan government.
I find specious the reasons we ask for bloodshed and sacrifice from our young men and women in Afghanistan. If honest, our stated strategy of securing Afghanistan to prevent al-Qaeda resurgence or regrouping would require us to additionally invade and occupy western Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, etc. Our presence in Afghanistan has only increased destabilization and insurgency in Pakistan where we rightly fear a toppled or weakened Pakistani government may lose control of its nuclear weapons.

Our forces, devoted and faithful have been committed to conflict in an indefinite and unplanned manner that has become a cavalier, politically expedient and Pollyannaish misadventure.

Similarly, the United States has a dedicated and talented cadre of civilians, both U.S. government employees and contractors, who have been ineffectually trained and led with guidance and intent shaped more by the political climate in Washington, D.C. than in Afghan cities, villages, mountains and valleys.

"We are spending ourselves into oblivion"

Thousands of our men and women have returned home with physical and mental wounds, some that will never heal or will only worsen with time. The dead return only in bodily form to be received by families who must be reassured their dead have sacrificed for a purpose worthy of futures lost, love vanished, and promised dreams unkept. I have lost confidence such assurances can anymore be made. As such, I submit my resignation.

Veterans' Group to Members: Multiply Resistance by Any Peaceful Means Possible.

By Mike Ferner informationclearinghouse
October 28, 2009


In a statement directed to the U.S. House of Representatives, President Obama and its membership, Veterans For Peace urged its chapters to demonstrate opposition to the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan by doing two things:
  • Take the actions listed below within the next several days, before President Obama decides to escalate the war in Afghanistan, and
  • Plan acts of even greater resistance during the two days following any such decision.VETERANS' GROUP TO MEMBERS: MULTIPLY RESISTANCE BY ANY PEACEFUL MEANS AVAILABLE
Continue writing and calling our representatives and demanding peace.
  • If we’ve done that: take to the streets
  • If we’ve done that: sit down in the streets
  • If we’ve done that: sit down in Congressional offices
  • If we’ve done that: sit down, clog up, incapacitate, call in sick, withdraw consent and generally bring the nation’s business to a halt, wherever and whenever we can, with any peaceful means available.
Although the America of our childhood history books has been shaken and some would say, shattered by what we learned in the military and since, we can still hear the call to service when it is clear and true.

Nothing could be more clear or true today than the need for us to do everything we humanly can to stop the killing. Not just stop the escalation – stop the killing. Bring all the troops home. Take care of them when they get here. Pay to rebuild what we have destroyed.

It is important for us to rededicate ourselves to the resolution we adopted at our 2008 convention: Afghanistan is not “the right war.” We must leave as soon as possible.

This is important to repeat because this administration and some in Congress would have us believe that we cannot withdraw immediately from Afghanistan, we must provide some stability and protection from the likes of the Taliban.

So we state without doubt: our occupation of Afghanistan is driving the violent opposition to it. More U.S. troops and more occupation will mean more anger and yet more violent reaction from those whose lands we occupy.

But we are not in Afghanistan to give them democracy, even if that were possible. Neither is our purpose to build up that country’s smaller, more democratic institutions that serve the population. We occupy Afghanistan because America the Empire demands control of its resources and to have a strategic locations from which to project military power.

And no one – NO one, but us is going to stop the killing; neither the President nor the Congress. We can beseech them, ask them, demand from them that they stop the killing and bring all the troops home. But until we exert the power of massive resistance to the Empire that only we can exert, it will keep rolling over Afghanis, Iraqis, Pakistanis and whoever else that is in its way.

If we do not take every step we can we know what will happen. Combat brigades will stay in Iraq, drone attacks, Special Forces and the CIA will continue to kill and maim in Pakistan, and 40, 60, 80,000 more troops will be sent to Afghanistan where the suffering and death will increase dramatically – for years to come.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sid the Pharma Shill Kid

This is the most disgusting abomination I've seen for some minutes. Why oh why is PBS aiming to market poison vaccines to children, who should not be responsible in any way, shape or form for making the decision on whether to vaccinate?

The Jokers of War

New World Order jokers including Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, continue to wage wars based on lies, using dirty weapons, breeding populations of impoverished mutants and slowly killing their own troops. Bring our troops home Mr Rudd! - Depleted Uranium htm

www.uruknet - The Deceit of Depleted Uranium Use in Afghanistan

www.uruknet - Deformed babies in Fallujah

Uranium appauvri / Depleted Uranium

The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium, and the Dying Children

Beyond Treason

The Unknown Terror of DU

DU Invisible War - part 1

DU Invisible War - part 2

DU Invisible War - part 3

DU Invisible War - part 4

DU Invisible War - part 5

DU Invisible War - part 6

DU Invisible War - part 7

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Truth, Nowhere and everywhere

The world of info wars can be a very murky one indeed, laden with double agents, NWO shills who cloak themselves as info warriors. It’s an absolute mine field, a veritable quagmire of disinformation in the war for your mind.

I was reading an article recently by A. True Ott - The Sound of Silence: The Antithesis of Freedom @ I was mildly surprised when in the editor’s forward, he writes:
The second service that this author performs is to "out" two of our more deceptive alleged CIA/Pentagon 'assets' masquerading under the rubric of natural health advocates. Their names are Rima Laibow and her husband, former Major General Albert Stubblebine.
I say mildly surprised because nothing really surprises me anymore, but this was info that I had not seen before.

A. True Ott in his article elaborates with detail on the shadowy background of Major Bert and his wife. There are plenty of comments added to this post and a subsequent follow up - Actionable Disinformation, which lend support to Laibow and Stubblebine having questionable motives. There are also numerous other websites and blogs that make critical examination of their characters, e.g. - THE NATIONAL HEALTH, and mind control

I have personally produced the odd blog post on the topic of vaccines and the “swine flu”. On several occasions, I have made reference to, and linked to the website and publications of Rima E. Laibow, MD. I will not be retracting those references, based on my investigations, I feel what I have quoted from this source is information of value. At the same time, I can not find fault with some of the above character investigations.

So how do I reconcile this position of contradiction? The answer lies within the nature of the info war. The strategies and tactics deployed in this war of dissemination, by those that control the game, are varied and complex.

Disinformation is a predominant weapon of choice. Of course not any old disinformation will do, if it is too silly people just ignore it. Therefore in most cases, disinformation is sophisticated enough as to be largely believable, achieved in most part by in fact reporting the actual truth in a good percentage of the manufactured composition. But then the curved ball is pitched, a small percentage of absurdity or verifiable falsities added and/or vital info omitted.

If no one detects the bullsh*t, all well and good, the agenda of the shill is forwarded by the converted. If it is detected, all well and good because now the information is discredited, all those secret truths revealed can never again be entertained without ridicule. A win win for the puppet masters you may say.

The deception keeps on multiplying from here, disinformation about disinformation disseminates.

Another outing Dr A. True Ott is recently famous for is that of Jane Burgermeister. You may have heard of her and/or her birdflu666 website which has since been updated with a newer site.

The dynamic duo of Dr. Deagle and Dr. Ott have been quite scathing in their attacks on Jane and vice versa. Again Burgermeister is someone that I have found to have spilled important info, but simultaneously I also find some of Dr Ott’s allegations to hold true. One such charge is that she has plagiarised the work of Ott and the team at Nutrimedical.

I could believe this, I read on Jane’s website in a collum discussing thimerosal, mention to Prescott Bush being part of the board of directors at the Eli Lilly Company. This is also something Dr. Ott states in his DVD - The Bird Flu Hoax, as seen here in part 1.

Apart from these two sources, I can find no reference anywhere to this claim. Prescott’s son G.H.W. Bush was an Eli Lilly board director along with many other notable shady characters but as near as I can ascertain, Prescott was not.

There are plenty of detractors for Dr Deagle and Dr Ott also. Let’s look at these two examples.

So now we’re digesting disinformation exposing disinformation agents who exposed disinformation agents.

Again some off the content Dr. Ott has to offer is information of interest but I become sceptical of his character with a visit to the website Mother Earth Minerals Inc. This expensive mineral supplement business appears to be an enterprise of Dr. Ott, the only content at the home page, apart from menus etc, is a sales pitch from Dr. Ott.

A. Ott thanks the Merck pharmaceutical Corporation for their contribution of mineral definitions, odd that he also lobbies against their interests in vaccines no? Something else slightly weird here, check the listed specials, they include “the Horrors of Vaccination” a work published in 1920 (a very good read), but a publication that copyright expired on long ago and is freely available in the public domain. However you can pay Dr. Ott USD $9.95 for this book, if you prefer that to reading it for free.

There are many points of contention that I have found with many content authors of the “truth movement”. I won’t name them all; I’ll let you the reader practice deciphering info, which is what a site like this is for, to ignite some brain activity. Ultimately our puppet masters don’t let us see anything they do not want us to. Sometimes the disclosure is for conditioning us in accepting their sick fantasies, often as previously outlined; it is to throw us off the scent, tell us the truth and have it discredited beyond all reproach.