Monday, February 8, 2016

Israel's Antisubmarine Vehicle

Israel has designed and constructed a new type of antisubmarine (ASW) vehicle. You can read about it here:

Forty countries have attack submarines, and the majority of them belong to the US, North Korea, China, Russia, and Iran. You can see the numbers here:

Against whom will these ASW weapons be deployed? And by whom?

It seems to me these ASW vehicles are primarily a threat to the US and Russia. What do you think?

Internet Profiling

The success of the consumer Internet can be attributed to a simple grand bargain. We’ve been encouraged to search the web, share our lives with friends, and take advantage of all sorts of other free services. In exchange, the Internet titans that provide these services, as well as hundreds of other lesser-known firms, have meticulously tracked our every move in order to bombard us with targeted advertising. Now, this grand bargain is being tested by new attitudes and technologies.

Consumers who were not long ago blithely dismissive of privacy issues are increasingly feeling that they’ve lost control over their personal information. Meanwhile, Internet companies, adtech firms, and data brokers continue to roll out new technologies to build ever more granular profiles of hundreds of millions, if not billions, of consumers. And with next generation of artificial intelligence poised to exploit our data in ways we can’t even imagine, the simple terms of the old agreement seem woefully inadequate.

You can read the rest @

Facebook, Google, and their ilk make billions of dollars by appropriating your data and selling it to anyone who is willing to pay for it. You and I got little of value in return.

They are not our friends.

TX Newspaper Will Publish Cop Addresses

A Texas newspaper announced its plans Saturday to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer following a deadly officer-involved shooting last week.

Stephanie Zarriello, publisher of the weekly tabloid San Antonio Observer, said Antronie Scott had been “unjustly murdered,” Fox San Antonio reported. She described Scott as being in “a position of surrender” when he was shot and killed on Feb. 4 by Officer John Lee, a 10-year veteran of the police force.

"Like Ku Klux Klansman with hoods, [officers] do everything they can in order to protect their identities for fear of being brought to justice," Zarriello said during a press conference the paper held on behalf of the Scott family, according to KENS 5.

"Just as the names and addresses of sex offenders are publicized in order to protect the public from their wicked behavior, we feel that our community has the right to the exact same level of protection," said Zarriello.

You can read the rest @

I am not sure comparing abusive cops to sex offenders is appropriate, but both appear to be a hazard to the public.

Whatever happened to "protect and serve"?

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Nixon's Tapes vs. Hillary's Transcripts

Hillary Clinton, who faces mounting pressure to release transcripts of her paid speeches, routinely demanded that a stenographer be present at her events so she could maintain a record of what she said.

At least four of Clinton’s contracts include a clause stating a transcript would be produced for Clinton and that the former secretary of state would own them and control their release, according to contracts obtained by McClatchy.

“The sponsor will transcribe Speaker’s remarks as they are being delivered, which should be solely for the Speaker’s records,” according to her contract with the University of Buffalo, which paid her $275,000.

You can read the rest @

If you recall, Nixon's tape recordings of his conversations led to his downfall.

I would guess that CIA, DHS, FBI, and/or NSA possess recordings of all of Hillary's speeches. If they do, could a lawsuit force them to be released to the public? I don't see why not.

Cop Sues Family Of Person He Killed

A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

You can read the rest @

Have you ever heard anything more ridiculous?

Only in Chi-Raq.

Oh ... wait a minute. Something similar happened in California a while back:

A former University of California policeman who stirred public outrage by pepper-spraying peaceful student protesters has been awarded $38,000 in worker's compensation for psychiatric damage he claimed to have suffered from the 2011 incident, the university said on Wednesday.

You can read the rest @

This reminds me of what they used to do in Iran - making the families of people killed by the state pay for the bullets used to kill their loved ones:

Upon learning of his son's death, the elder Mr. Alipour was told the family had to pay an equivalent of $3,000 as a "bullet fee" - a fee for the bullet used by security forces - before taking the body back, relatives said.

You can read the rest @

Jeez Louise !!!

Zika Virus - Will US Be Next ???

Anyone concerned about the Zika virus should read this report:

In December 2011, I wrote an article entitled “Releasing Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Poses Unknown Risks to Florida” where I documented the Oxitec plans to release 5-10,000 GM mosquitoes near the Florida Keys. This program was presented to the public under the guise of an attempt to eradicate Dengue fever and is still awaiting approval from regulatory agencies despite widespread opposition from the public. So if it is true that there is a link between the GM mosquitoes and Zika virus, then Florida may soon be covered in ticking time bombs over its swamps, waiting to provide us with yet another public health emergency.

Yet the program itself is actually older than that. In 2009, also under the guise of preventing the spread of Dengue fever, GM mosquitoes were released by Oxitec in the Cayman Islands. In fact, it is this release that has many questioning whether or not the GM mosquitoes actually have a link to increased rates of Dengue fever. After all, shortly after the release of the GM mosquitoes in the Caymans, cases of Dengue fever in Florida doubled. Is it merely a coincidence that cases of Dengue increased shortly after millions of mosquitoes capable of carrying the fever were released miles away in the Cayman Islands?

You can read the rest @

Many genetic experiments have gone badly. This may be one of them. Is anyone holding such companies and the governments which hire them accountable for the results of their work?

By the way, here is a link to the 2011 article mentioned above:

Suicide In White America

Kevin Lowney lies awake some nights wondering if he should kill himself.

“I am in such pain every night, suicide has on a regular basis crossed my mind just simply to ease the pain. If I did not have responsibilities, especially for my youngest daughter who has problems,” he said.

The 56-year-old former salesman’s struggle with chronic pain is bound up with an array of other issues – medical debts, impoverishment and the prospect of a bleak retirement – contributing to growing numbers of suicides in the US and helping drive a sharp and unusual increase in the mortality rate for middle-aged white Americans in recent years alongside premature deaths from alcohol and drugs.

A study released late last year by two Princeton academics, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, who won the 2014 Nobel prize for economics, revealed that the death rate for white Americans aged 45 to 54 has risen sharply since 1999 after declining for decades. The increase, by 20% over the 14 years to 2013, represents about half a million lives cut short.

The uptick in the mortality rate is unique to that age and racial group. Death rates for African Americans of a similar age remain notably higher but continue to fall.

Neither was the increase seen in other developed countries. In the UK, the mortality rate for middle-aged people dropped by one third over the same period.

You can read the rest @

Although the report is not clear about this, it appears the majority of these suicides are white males.

I would argue that killing off its white males is one of the USA's top priorities.