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      by Published on 12-18-2014 07:59 AM

      http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/12/...-over-maryland

      A multi-billion-dollar Army project will soon be able to track nearly everything within 340 miles when an 80-yard-long blimp is hoisted into the air over Maryland. Way to be subtle, guys. From the article: "Technically considered aerostats, since they are tethered to mooring stations, these lighter-than-air vehicles will hover at a height of 10,000 feet just off Interstate 95, about 45 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., and about 20 miles from Baltimore. That means they can watch what’s happening from North Carolina to Boston, or an area the size of Texas."
      Nothing says Freedom like a Police State Blimp.
      by Published on 12-10-2014 08:05 AM

      http://www.pcworld.com/article/28557...ital-data.html

      The U.S. National Security Agency should have an unlimited ability to collect digital information in the name of protecting the country against terrorism and other threats, an influential federal judge said during a debate on privacy.

      “I think privacy is actually overvalued,” Judge Richard Posner, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, said during a conference about privacy and cybercrime in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

      “Much of what passes for the name of privacy is really just trying to conceal the disreputable parts of your conduct,” Posner added. “Privacy is mainly about trying to improve your social and business opportunities by concealing the sorts of bad activities that would cause other people not to want to deal with you.”

      Congress should limit the NSA’s use of the data it collects—for example, not giving information about minor crimes to law enforcement agencies—but it shouldn’t limit what information the NSA sweeps up and searches, Posner said. “If the NSA wants to vacuum all the trillions of bits of information that are crawling through the electronic worldwide networks, I think that’s fine,” he said.

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      by Published on 09-25-2014 04:15 PM

      http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/09/...t-surveillance

      New laws due to be passed in Australia allow intelligence agency ASIO to spy on domestic internet traffic like never before. The Sydney Morning Herald reports: "Spy agency ASIO will be given the power to monitor the entire Australian internet and journalists' ability to write about national security will be curtailed when new legislation – expected to pass in the Senate as early as Wednesday – becomes law, academics, media organisations, lawyers, the Greens party and rights groups fear."
      Total BS, but hey, at least they are honest with their people. Our idiot warmongers dont even want us to know about the laws that can send us to prison for eternity with no trial. This surveillance is going to enslave humanity because it WILL grow well beyond the net and into every aspect of every persons lives, except the rich.

      Brave New 1984
      by Published on 09-17-2014 04:15 PM

      Perception and Interpretation are VERY POWERFUL TOOLS. These interpretations will vary from person to person. Now we all know one way to get people to willingly give up their Freedoms and Rights is to alter their perceptions and intepretations of the INTENT of those Freedoms and Rights. This is effectively HOW the MSM brainwashes people. Its a trick. A manipulation. It doesnt come from the literal wording of the Bill of Rights, but what people think the Bill of Rights was intended for. Hegalian Dialect: Problem Reaction Solution. Problem: having Rights puts people in danger. Reaction: be afraid of other people having Rights. Solution: ban Rights. Thats basically how it works.

      For example, many people think that the 2nd Amendment was needed way back in the day to give ...
      by Published on 09-16-2014 03:05 PM

      http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/09...-for-cafeteria

      Stourbridge students will soon be able to pay for their lunch without searching their pockets for change. Redhill School has spent £20,000 updating its dining facilities and introducing a cashless catering system. The system will allow parents to deposit funds into students catering accounts, to be debited by the pupil's biometric fingerprint scan at the point of sale. Headteacher Stephen Dunster said: "The benefits are that pupils are less likely to lose cash, parents know their children are using their dinner money to buy nutritious food and there will also be a system to alert staff if students are purchasing food that they may be allergic to."
      They may not be able to convince us that all this surveillance is just fine for some adults, but they will do everything in their power to psychologically condition the children to expect it. The result is that if people have any sort of privacy, they will be terrified of having it. Oh no, if something happens to me, no one will know about it! It is the same thing as people literally developing a fear of Freedom. And fear leads to anger, yes, thats Star Wars speak, but there is a point. Once people literally fear privacy and freedom, they will begin to hate it, and demand that someone take it all away from them. Thats when the Tyrants step in and say "wish granted".
      by Published on 09-11-2014 08:40 AM
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      I know this is stating the Obvious, but sometimes the Obvious needs to be stated...

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-0...en-no-recovery

      Every three years the Federal Reserve releases a survey of consumer finances that is a stockpile of data on everything from household net worth to incomes. The 2013 survey confirms statements I have made previously regarding the Fed's monetary interventions leaving the majority of Americans behind:

      "While the ongoing interventions by the Federal Reserve have certainly boosted asset prices higher, the only real accomplishment has been a widening of the wealth gap between the top 10% of individuals that have dollars invested in the financial markets and everyone else. What monetary ...
      by Published on 09-09-2014 03:20 PM

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-0...reserve-status

      Authored by Jared Bernstein, originally posted Op-Ed at The NY Times,

      There are few truisms about the world economy, but for decades, one has been the role of the United States dollar as the world’s reserve currency. It’s a core principle of American economic policy. After all, who wouldn’t want their currency to be the one that foreign banks and governments want to hold in reserve?

      But new research reveals that what was once a privilege is now a burden, undermining job growth, pumping up budget and trade deficits and inflating financial bubbles. To get the American economy on track, the government needs to drop its commitment to maintaining the dollar’s reserve-currency status.

      The reasons are best articulated by Kenneth Austin, a Treasury Department economist, in the latest issue of The Journal of Post Keynesian Economics (needless to say, it’s his opinion, not necessarily the department’s). On the assumption that you don’t have the journal on your coffee table, allow me to summarize. (Continues on link)

      Joy! Even more good news about the economy! So the worlds only Super Power with a 3rd World Nation Economy? When will the winning streak ever end?
      by Published on 09-09-2014 12:05 PM

      Inflation, defined as an expansion of the supply of unbacked money, is an elementary evil, always and everywhere that it occurs. It is the ignored and core cause of numerous problems in the economy and in society, including:

      1. Inflation Causes Booms and Busts

      Increasing the money supply that involves the granting of more credit means that new money is created by credit that is not covered by savings. This causes interest rates to fall more than would be the case without an expansion of the money supply. The result is an artificial economic boom, which politicians and the general public initially welcome. Investments are triggered that would not have been carried out if the invested capital had to be saved up first, prior to such investments. Therefore, there are insufficient resources available to bring all the projects thus begun to completion. In addition, resources — which are by their very nature scarce — are not brought to bear where they are most needed — in the most urgent projects. When interest rates climb again, the malinvestment comes to light, and a crisis — a bust — results. To overcome the bust, the central bank then reduces the interest rate again. A crisis that would clean things up is thus not allowed to happen, because it is politically undesirable.

      2. Inflation Redistributes Wealth and Purchasing Power

      An un-backed expansion of the money supply causes the prices of goods and services to rise. The parties who first receive the newly created money profit. They are able to make purchases at goods prices that still have not risen, whereas the later recipients of the money will only enjoy the benefits of the new money when the goods prices have already risen. (Continues on Link)

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-0...demn-inflation
      by Published on 09-03-2014 03:46 PM

      http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/09/...n-nsa-database

      ]The second of two lawsuits filed against the U.S. government regarding domestic mass surveillance, ACLU vs. Clapper, was heard on Tuesday by "a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit." The proceeding took an unprecedented two hours (the norm is about 30 minutes), and C-SPAN was allowed to record the whole thing and make the footage available online (video). ACLU's lawyers argued that mass surveillance without warrants violates the 4th Amendment, while lawyers for the federal government argued that provisions within the Patriot Act that legalize mass surveillance without warrants have already been carefully considered and approved by all three branches of government. The judges have yet to issue their ruling.
      by Published on 09-03-2014 01:37 PM
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      http://tomatobubble.com/id669.html

      Make no mistake, War is the Ultimate Goal. War does so many things for the Status Quo. Most importantly, it validates the existence of Government, and by extension, Military. The situation in the Ukraine is nothing more than a provocational method to incite a full scale war with Russia. If Russia does not get militarily involved, then we take their Oil, prop up the Petro Dollar, and try even harder to back Russia into a corner and provoke an attack. The reason they want Russia to strike first is for the gullible public to "know" exactly who the "enemy" is. Then the US has a validated excuse for a Military Response, which only further exacerbates the situation. Whether NATO gets involved or not is a completely mute ...
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