Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Is Someone []You Know] Spying On Your Cell-Phone Calls?

Technology changes so fast it is hard to keep up with it.
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How suspicious spouses, protective parents, and concerned companies are turning to cheap and hard-to-detect commerical spyware apps to monitor your mobile communications.

Sometime in early 2007, Richard Mislan, an assistant professor of cyberforensics at Purdue University, started getting phone calls and e-mails from people around the world—all looking for help with the same problem. “They thought someone was listening in on their cell-phone calls,” he says. “They wanted to know what they could do to confirm it was happening.”

what they can effectively do, for as little as $15 or as much as several hundred, is track a person with a precision once relegated to federal authorities. “Not only can you look at a person’s e-mail or listen to their calls, in some cases you can also just turn on the microphone [on a smart phone] and listen to what the person is doing any time you want,”
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Monday, June 28, 2010

What to Do When They Come for You

"In an ideal world what prevails is "the truth." Therefore, if you are innocent, you have nothing to fear since ultimately you will be found innocent. But the real world is not ideal; and what really counts in this world of ours is the "perception of truth." Powerful governmental institutions with insurmountable resources at their disposal in terms of skills, money, manpower, organization, computer systems, etc. can create a perception of truth that ends you up in prison—even though you are innocent. This is why there are innocent people on Death Row. Consequently, the only prudent answer, when interrogated by government officials, is to exercise your Right to Remain Silent, and request an attorney, specially, during the current times of political agitation and war hysteria."
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June 09, 2010
The Joint Terrorism Task Force Division of the FBI Visits an Austin Peace Activist to Question About Pre-Crimes! On April 21, 2010, two agents of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) came to my house to talk to me, a part time peace volunteer for Palestine. After verifying that they really were with the FBI, I asked them to wait. I shut my door, took a deep breath, and grabbed my video camera.
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T-Mobile Anti-Union Policies and Actions

If you can, just read the preface of the report (1 page of the pdf). Click Get the Report. That pretty much sums up America and our trouble.

Lowering the Bar for Corporate Responsibility

While Deutsche Telekom pats itself on the back for respecting for workers' rights in Germany, its subsidiary T-Mobile USA runs a vicious anti-union campaign against its employees in the U.S. "Life is for sharing"? Not for us. Learn the truth about T-Mobile.

Get the Facts
Get the Report
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Is This The Reason for 500,000 Coffins Outside Atlanta?

We live in a political world
Where courage is a thing of the past
Houses are haunted, children are unwanted
The next day could be your last

We live in a political world
The one we can see and can feel
But there’s no one to check, it’s all a stacked deck
We all know for sure that it’s real

~ Bob Dylan
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Toxic Oil Spill Rains Warned Could Destroy North America

A dire report prepared for President Medvedev by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources is warning today that the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico is about to become the worst environmental catastrophe in all of human history threatening the entire eastern half of the North American continent with “total destruction”.

Russian scientists are basing their apocalyptic destruction assessment due to BP’s use of millions of gallons of the chemical dispersal agent known as Corexit 9500 which is being pumped directly into the leak of this wellhead over a mile under the Gulf of Mexico waters and designed, this report says, to keep hidden from the American public the full, and tragic, extent of this leak that is now estimated to be over 2.9 million gallons a day.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Israel Smothering Jewish Dissent+

Peace and human rights activist in Israel are having "Their leaders arrested and detained on several occasions."

Some Israeli politicians are calling for further restrictions still, like quoted in the bottom of this clip: Knesset action.

Yesterday one of the few Arab members of the Israel parliament, the Knesset was opposed by a mob of other members of the Knesset when she wanted to speak.

When she finally made it to the podium, her speech was stopped by interruptions and security led her away.

There is, of course, a double standard here: the Israeli who illegal keep expanding the settlements are drenched in money from the US, but there is no suggestion of restricting them.

We may not realize this; it's hidden: But the current 'flavor,' of Zionism is not the only one. It didn't have to be this way.

It's like the USA if we had a President Cheney or some other Darth Vader in power.

Nazi Zionism is not the only way to go.
The Movement to Smother Solidarity -- From Israel to Ethiopia to Honduras
Everyone now knows the Israeli navy committed a machine-gun massacre on a ship in international waters that was carrying humanitarian aid for the blockaded people of Gaza, who Israeli officials joke they have "put on a diet".
The boat was armed with Holocaust survivors,
Nobel Peace Laureates
food, medicine, cement to rebuild bombed-out homes
the Israeli government is slowly obstructing and silencing the organizations within Israel that are trying to get the country on to a saner and safer path

one of the human rights groups' foremost critics demanded to know: "What right do they have to criticize the Israeli government?"

A new law is being passed that would strip any group receiving a shekel from other governments of their tax-exempt status, and require them by law to describe themselves as paid agents of a foreign government every time they made a public statement.

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Irish News on Israel Seizing Aid Ship

Facts the U.S. media misses are noted here:

1. International humanitarian law prohibits starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is also prohibited to impose collective punishment on civilians,"

2. Israel's blockade of Gaza was illegal

Not only are these core ideas not presented in all of the U.S. media I've seen -- the spin is actually how the Israeli Massacre at Sea was all the fault of the aid workers, or Hamas.

We keep hearing the big lie and not the truth.

Who the heck, even, is Rachel Corrie?

Now we find out (because I didn't know) she was a USA female college student who sat down in front of an Israeli IDF bulldozer, trying to prevent the ongoing demolition of Palestinian homes.

The bulldozer ran over her.

There was no other way of removing a young woman from in front of a bulldozer? She couldn't be dragged away?

No: Like the Massacre at Sea we see clearly - it's always the 'hard fist,' the harshest response, the Nazi solution.

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Seized 'Rachel Corrie' ship
Former UN assistant secretary general Denis Halliday and Nobel peace laureate Mairéad Maguire were among the Irish citizens on board the 1,200-tonne ship, which was shadowed by Israeli ships since dawn.
Israeli army and navy soldiers approach the MV Rachel Corrie on its way to Gaza this morning. Photo: ReutersIsraeli army and navy soldiers approach the MV Rachel Corrie on its way to Gaza this morning. Photo: Reuters
The crew  had rejected a deal to unload its cargo in Israel and accompany it across the border.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today said Israel's blockade of Gaza was illegal and should be lifted, reiterating calls for an investigation into Israel's raid on aid supply ships this week.

"International humanitarian law prohibits starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is also prohibited to impose collective punishment on civilians," Ms Pillay said.

the ship would have no part in a deal that involved legitimising the siege of Gaza.
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