Zebra 3 Report by Joe Anybody
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Corruption and Greed in Iraq - Did I mention Contractors
Mood:  smelly
Now Playing: U.S. Troops, Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan Suspected of Corruption
Topic: WAR

U.S. Troops, Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan Suspected of Corruption

 

Published on 06-20-2010  
 

Source: ABC News

The U.S. government, which is pressing Iraqi and Afghan leaders to get tough on internal corruption, is doing the same in its ranks.

Cases of suspected fraud and other wrongdoing by U.S. troops and contractors overseeing reconstruction and relief projects in Iraq and Afghanistan are up dramatically.

James Burch, the Defense Department's deputy inspector general for investigations, says his agency is investigating 223 cases -- 18 percent more than a year ago.

Investigators have charged an Army officer with pocketing cash meant to pay Iraqi civilian militiamen, contractors offering an Army officer $1 million for the inside track on a road project in Afghanistan, and three contractors for an alleged conspiracy to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fuel from a U.S. base in Baghdad.

Army Maj. John Cockerham was sentenced in December to 17½ years in prison for accepting $9 million in bribes for contracts to sell water and other supplies to the U.S. military.

In Afghanistan, where U.S. spending on reconstruction will soon surpass the $50 billion spent in Iraq, the U.S. government is bolstering its investigative presence. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has a staff of 15 and plans to expand to 32 by October. By September 2011, the agency plans to have 49 full-time employees, says Raymond DiNunzio, an assistant inspector general

In Iraq, investigators have opened 67 fraud cases this year, compared with 69 for all of 2009, according to the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR). In Afghanistan, it's 42 cases this year vs. four last year.

Stuart Bowen, who heads SIGIR, says more tipsters are coming forward. "Some of these people have come back to the States, so they're out of the threat zone," he says. "Perhaps what they saw is gnawing at their conscience."

The U.S. spent more than $1.2 billion last year on reconstruction and relief in Afghanistan and Iraq. The funds were paid to local contractors, often in cash, at the discretion of officers in the war zones.

"Given the lessons from Iraq," Bowen says, "ratcheting up the resources devoted to pursuing cases and effective prosecution in Afghanistan is paramount."

U.S. Troops, Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan Suspected of Corruption
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Posted by Joe Anybody at 7:02 AM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 24 June 2010 6:29 PM PDT
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Rent A Cop gives me the Texas Death Stare as i film him in Portland Oregon
Mood:  chatty
Now Playing: Copwatching in Portland
Topic: POLICE

 I went to film the weekly anti-torture protest in front of Pioneer Courthouse (Thursdays at noon)
Got sidetracked when 2 horse cops show up, as they headed over to some kids sitting on the sidewalk
Then a sidetracked Private Police Rent A cop shows up to stare me down for 5 minutes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m33tqqRuqnI


The 2 horse cops ask for ID from one person sitting on the sidewalk (not sure why) ?
She complies with their request and then leaves?
One of the cops on a horse is Dane Reister who in 2008 took my video camera when I filmed him hassling two innocent citizens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHMnFDdZY0c

Reister ignores me (like he should) in this video, but the Rent A Cop who walks by decides to give me his best Sunglasses-Texas Stare Down. This lasts about 5 minutes, with a few word exchanges. He takes my picture from his cell phone as I film him

The 3 Federal Marshals all watch quietly from their front porch of the Pioneer Courthouse,
One of the Marshals takes a cell picture of me and the horse cops as seen in the beginning of the film

Also there is a transit police cop car that stops in the middle of the road for (I don't know what) and then drives off

Another "Horse-cop hassling the homeless" video I filmed in August 2009 is here (the hassle the homeless for littering then their horse shits right on the sidewalk)-(yuk)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTYbskHhNtQ

The Federal Marshals like to wrestle, as seen in this video of them taking on a protester (a doctor) who walked up on "their porch" in 2009 to discuss the torture memos and the "torture judge jay bybee)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hArhTXv4ths

Ironically enough the 2 horse cops do not leave their business cards (WTF ?) as they SAID THEY WOULD, they trot of into the sunset on their battle ponies to make our streets safe for all.


Posted by Joe Anybody at 1:12 PM PDT
Friday, 18 June 2010
hard to find article by Joe Vialls in 2005 - Mind Control At Work!
Now Playing: Danger: Mind Controllers At Work! A 2005 article by Joe Vialls
Full Version:
Salahuddin Ayubi
Danger: Mind Controllers At Work!

So you think you voted for George Bush or Tony Blair or John Howard
on their 'merits'? Think again. Media mind control techniques have
now reached a new standard of excellence in the west. Out go
old-fashioned baseball bats and heavy drugs, replaced by
'low light images', and a new 'color coded language'
fired straight down your unsuspecting optic nerve.


Part One - Copyright Joe Vialls, 15 May 2005
http://forum.pakistanidefence.com/lofiversion/index.php/t45752.html




When government politicians and officials indulge in high crimes like treason, mass murder and pedophilia, an innocent "patsy" is always put in place to take the blame. As mentioned later in this report, these unfortunate patsies receive far harsher 'preparation and treatment' than the subliminal psychotronic brainwashing delivered to you via television screens and video stores.Hollywood tachistoscope control panel

Just about everybody knows, or has heard of, a person who claims to have been 'mind controlled' at some point in the past or present. Generally the alleged victim will claim that the CIA/FBI/BATF or other dastardly organization planted one or more radio receivers in his or her head, thereby allowing sadistic government agents to speak directly and always abusively to the trembling victim. Apparently, no victim ever receives a helpful news or weather broadcast on this secure channel, with the 'implanted receiver(s)' reserved strictly for sniggering personal abuse, and detailed instructions on how to kill the American President, or perhaps on how to sabotage the whole of Russia and Central Asia with a single box of standard issue hand grenades.

It is impossible to know whether these poor deluded folk really believe they can hear loud abusive voices in their heads, or whether they and their delusions are deliberately and cynically used by government, to deflect away from very real illegal and immoral mind control techniques, which are currently fully operational, and used against approximately 65% of all English-speaking residents in the western world.

This is supposed to be top secret of course, so nowadays if you dare utter the words "mind control" in a public place, chances are you'll swiftly wind up incarcerated in a secure psychiatric institution, while an insane wide-eyed government shrink frantically pumps hypos full of thorazine into your veins.

Yes, of course the deranged 'One World Government' controllers on Wall Street wish to manipulate your thoughts and reasoning, but are dead against you discovering that your thoughts and reasoning are not always your own. A major clue on this objective was provided by Zbigniew Brzezinski, then National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter:

"In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities effectively exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason."

Brzezinski had no intention of 'implanting' radio receivers inside the heads of American citizens, because, thankfully, he knew there was absolutely no need to do so. Can you imagine ayone in America, Australia, or Britain meekly submitting to such a bizarre procedure? "Oh sure, Doc, that sounds great! Can you fit them to my wife and kids as well?"

The fledgling 'One World Government' already knew that most citizens were hooked on simple television, and simply instructed its propaganda arm called "Hollywood" to get on with the mind control side of things. In virtually no time at all, these doyens of thought reform were flashing subliminal messages at 1/25th second exposures in cinemas and on television.

Though 1/25th second is much too fast for your conscious brain to register, your subconscious sees it very well, meaning that the Hollywood thought reform message completely bypasses your normal conscious content filtering system. So, for example, your conscious perception tells you that George W. Bush is an incompetent idiot, but your subverted Hollywood subconscious undermines this harsh reality, with a subliminally-induced fuzzy and lovable George that you feel 'compelled' to vote for.

Initially this work was done with the assistance of a "tachistoscope", a machine which times the insertion and duration of each subliminal frame, but the crude tachistoscope has one major drawback. Anyone able to gain access to the film or television tapes and play then back at slow speed, would immediately see the inserted subliminal frames as individual entities, and be able to study their subliminal content at leisure.

This actually happened, and there was very nearly hell to pay, but in the end the matter was settled with hard cash and a handful of meaningless laws. For a large consideration and a new Mercedes convertible, the aggrieved scientist who discovered the technique by accident, agreed to a cover story that the tachistoscope was only used for one experimental film run, involving subliminal prompts to buy Coke and popcorn, but was not terrible successful. The Mercedes convertible was involved in a high speed accident and fireball just two months later. There were no survivors.

At the public level, this was the official end of the story, with Congress banning 'subliminal advertising' for good measure. You the public were protected from these horrors, or so you thought, while Hollywood frantically worked on improvements and alternate methods of controlling your thoughts and reasoning through the essentially benign television box. It was by now the early ninteen seventies, and the 'One World Government' fully intended to have you firmly under subliminal television control in less than a decade.

Covert development proceeded along two parallel but independent tracks, with the first focusing on blending 'low light images' into an existing film or commercial. This was fast, and it was also a master stroke in its own right. The 'low light' system was ready for trials in less than six months, and the effects were startling.

Essentially, while the conscious mind was viewing and inwardly digesting the main film or commercial content, the subconscious mind was picking up the low light subliminal messages, which fell just below the threshold of normal vision. Where the older tachistoscope was jerky and only partly efficient, the new 'low light' system proved to be a control revolution. The low light images were a complete 'film within a film' running at normal speed, and thus able to "properly educate" those citizens not entirely in accord with One World Government views.

The critical test was whether or not the 'low light' technique could be uncovered if a copy of the film fell into the wrong hands. Exhaustive trials proved that it could not. Despite the most sophisticated ultraviolet analysis known to man, the embedded low light images could not be detected at all, because they were comprised of exactly the same color spectrum as the film itself. So, low light was dramatically effective, relatively cheap to engineer, and easy to transport and use without fear of security breaches.

This low light system is still in use today, and is still dramatically effective, though you need a very highly placed friend in Hollywood if you want the system to benefit your personal political aspirations. One recent applicant was Australian Prime Minister John Howard ("President Winston" to his friends), who felt that his slavish obedience in sending Australian troops to die for America in Afghanistan and Iraq, had earned him the absolute right to be re-elected to office unopposed.

Hollywood and Wall Street agreed, and Australian citizens were then bombarded with thousands of custom low light subliminals of "President Winston" the "Great Leader", when most Australians knew very well at the conscious level that the man is an an arrogant pompous fool, and a traitor under Australian Federal Law.

The price for electronically fixing the election was high, but a price that President Winston was quite prepared to pay in order to retain his 'fame' and 'popularity' induced by the covert Hollywood low light images. Precisely when ordered to do so, Prime Minister John Winston Howard paid Hollywood for his false subliminal election victory, by sending more troops into Iraq to face a vastly superior Republican Guard.

Before radio telephony was invented, electronic communication was restricted to Morse Code, where a unique set of dots and dashes represented each letter in the alphabet. Though to an outsider Morse Code seemed and still seems clumsy, it is really very easy when you get used to it. Like any language, practice makes perfect, and expert signallers read morse so fast that they are able to simultaneously write down the English translation. So, while you as a layman will only hear disjointed dots and dashes, the signaller is hearing "Hi Fred, have you got those new coordinates for me?" in real time.

The equivalent at sea (especially when radio silence had to be maintained) is visual morse code, normally transmitted ship-to-ship with a signal lamp, or exceptionally with flags, where each flag represents a different letter. Alternatively in 'semaphore', the position of the flags represents a different letter. However, the Morse signal lamp is the norm, meaning that in the military we have thousands of highly trained men and women who use their audio and visual skills for real time meaningful communication, but without actually using words as the term 'word' is understood by the general public.

Steven Spielberg's 1977 film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", which arrogantly showcased the new 'color-coded language' to its viewers as 'fiction'. Remember the old saying, "Tell them the truth and they will never believe you"...

The critical point to remember about Morse Code and the signallers who use it, is that after a period of learning and conditioning, a string of verbal words and complete concepts are manufactured purely by pulsed electrical input, be that input audio or visual. Nor should we forget the morse signal flags used less frequently by the navy and scouts in the field. In this case, the human brain is simultaneously decoding signals sent in a series of perplexing mixed colors, which are apparently meaningless until you are trained to understand them.

Hollywood was enchanted by the myriad possibilities for controlling public thought and reasoning, and set about devising a top secret program designed to link specific colors to specific tones or words or concepts. For example, in the rather cynical 1977 Spielberg film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", a simple earthling with a synthesizer, sets about teaching an alien spaceship how to communicate with him, by matching synthesizer tones to the flashing colors on the spaceship itself.

By the time Spielberg made this film in 1977, Hollywood had already been practicing on real live human audiences for four years. Hence my use of the word 'cynical', because Spielberg was a significant mover and shaker behind the covert Hollywood control program.

As the years rolled by, an entire new visual language was built up, made even more powerful nowadays by precise digital television transmissions, which provide a wider range of hexidecimal colors for coded use. The problem, of course, is that like the old Enigma Code of WWII vintage, only those with the key know what they are sending, and only they know what impact the specific message will have on the viewing public.

If you want a strong clue to the content, consider the words of insider Zbigniew Brzezinski once again: "In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities effectively exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason."

Now then, ladies and gentlemen, would you say that George W. Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard (Australia) are naturally endowed with "magnetic and attractive personalities", to the point where they can easily exploit the, "latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason"? Of course not, for all three men are repulsive and unattractive, and about as close as it is possible to get to borderline mental retardation.

Where Brzezinski and Spielberg have won, and you have lost, lies in their ability to control your thoughts and reasoning with color coded language, to the point where you believe that grey-haired political weaklings are "magnetic and attractive personalities". Nowadays if Hollywood tells you that black is white, you'd better believe it, or else. For as long as you watch Hollywood's films and television, their power over you will be continually reinforced, and you will dutifully send son after son and daughter after daughter to die in far off lands on behalf of Wall Street.

You can actually break the cycle and return to your own thoughs and reason, by the simple expedient of destroying your television set, VCR and DVD, but I'm betting you won't be prepared to make that sacrifice in order to save your children. Unsurprisingly perhaps, Hollywood is betting you won't do so either.

As stated earlier, government-selected 'patsies' have rather more than subliminal color coding thrown at them from a television screen. For these men and women (at least those who survive), have to stand up in a court of law and, eventually, make a full confession about a crime they did not commit, or simply mumble "guilty" a few times. Just how this is managed will be explained in part two of this series, probably ready about one month from now.




General Public References

Body Language Julius Fast

Journey into Madness Gordon Thomas

None Dare Call it Conspiracy Gary Allen

Operation Mind Control Walter Bowart

Subliminal Seduction Wilson Bryan Key

Techniques of Persuasion J.A.C. Brown

War Crimes Ramsey Clark & Others

War on The Mind Peter Watson

Low Light LTVR Classified

Project Spectrux Classified
capt.sathish
*using mind control* ZAP!!

Turning ayubi into a intelligent man from what he presently is!
Kim Jong-il Hater
QUOTE(Salahuddin Ayubi @ Jun 9 2005, 01:55 PM)
Danger: Mind Controllers At Work!
So you think you voted for George Bush or Tony Blair or John Howard
on their 'merits'? Think again. Media mind control techniques have
now reached a new standard of excellence in the west. Out go
old-fashioned baseball bats and heavy drugs, replaced by
'low light images', and a new 'color coded language'
fired straight down your unsuspecting optic nerve.


Part One - Copyright Joe Vialls, 15 May 2005
When government politicians and officials indulge in high crimes like treason, mass murder and pedophilia, an innocent "patsy" is always put in place to take the blame. As mentioned later in this report, these unfortunate patsies receive far harsher 'preparation and treatment' than the subliminal psychotronic brainwashing delivered to you via television screens and video stores.Hollywood tachistoscope control panel         

Just about everybody knows, or has heard of, a person who claims to have been 'mind controlled' at some point in the past or present.  Generally the alleged victim will claim that the CIA/FBI/BATF or other dastardly organization planted one or more radio receivers in his or her head, thereby allowing sadistic government agents to speak directly and always abusively to the trembling victim. Apparently, no victim ever receives a helpful news or weather broadcast on this secure channel, with the 'implanted receiver(s)' reserved strictly for sniggering personal abuse, and detailed instructions on how to kill the American President, or perhaps on how to sabotage the whole of Russia and Central Asia with a single box of standard issue hand grenades.

            It is impossible to know whether these poor deluded folk really believe they can hear loud abusive voices in their heads, or whether they and their delusions are deliberately and cynically used by government, to deflect away from very real illegal and immoral mind control techniques, which are currently fully operational, and used against approximately 65% of all English-speaking residents in the western world. 

          This is supposed to be top secret of course, so nowadays if you dare utter the words "mind control" in a public place, chances are you'll swiftly wind up incarcerated in a secure psychiatric institution, while an insane wide-eyed government shrink frantically pumps hypos full of thorazine into your veins.

            Yes, of course the deranged 'One World Government' controllers on Wall Street wish to manipulate your thoughts and reasoning,  but are dead against you discovering that your thoughts and reasoning are not always your own. A major clue on this objective was provided by Zbigniew Brzezinski, then National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter:

            "In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities effectively exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason."

          Brzezinski had no intention of 'implanting' radio receivers inside the heads of American citizens, because, thankfully, he knew there was absolutely no need to do so. Can you imagine ayone in America, Australia, or Britain meekly submitting to such a bizarre procedure?  "Oh sure, Doc, that sounds great! Can you fit them to my wife and kids as well?"

            The fledgling 'One World Government' already knew that most citizens were hooked on simple television, and simply instructed its propaganda arm called "Hollywood" to get on with the mind control side of things. In virtually no time at all, these doyens of thought reform were flashing subliminal messages at 1/25th second exposures in cinemas and on television.

          Though 1/25th second is much too fast for your conscious brain to register, your subconscious sees it very well, meaning that the Hollywood thought reform message completely bypasses your normal conscious content filtering system. So, for example, your conscious perception tells you that George W. Bush is an incompetent idiot, but your subverted Hollywood subconscious undermines this harsh reality, with a subliminally-induced fuzzy and lovable George that you feel 'compelled' to vote for.

          Initially this work was done with the assistance of a "tachistoscope", a machine which times the insertion and duration of each subliminal frame, but the crude tachistoscope has one major drawback. Anyone able to gain access to the film or television tapes and play then back at slow speed, would immediately see the inserted subliminal frames as individual entities, and be able to study their subliminal content at leisure.
 
        This actually happened, and there was very nearly hell to pay, but in the end the matter was settled with hard cash and a handful of meaningless laws. For a large consideration and a new Mercedes convertible, the aggrieved scientist who discovered the technique by accident, agreed to a cover story that the tachistoscope was only used for one experimental film run, involving subliminal prompts to buy Coke and popcorn, but was not terrible successful. The Mercedes convertible was involved in a high speed accident and fireball just two months later. There were no survivors.

At the public level, this was the official end of the story, with Congress banning 'subliminal advertising' for good measure. You the public were protected from these horrors, or so you thought, while Hollywood frantically worked on improvements and alternate methods  of controlling your thoughts and reasoning through the essentially benign television box. It was by now the early ninteen seventies, and the 'One World Government' fully intended to have you firmly under subliminal television control in less than a decade.

            Covert development proceeded along two parallel but independent tracks, with the first focusing on blending 'low light images' into an existing film or commercial. This was fast, and it was also a master stroke in its own right. The 'low light' system was ready for trials in less than six months, and the effects were startling.
 
          Essentially, while the conscious mind was viewing and inwardly digesting the main film or commercial content, the subconscious mind was picking up the low light subliminal messages, which fell just below the threshold of normal vision. Where the older tachistoscope was jerky and only partly efficient, the new 'low light' system proved to be a control revolution.  The low light images were a complete 'film within a film' running at normal speed, and thus able to "properly educate" those citizens not entirely in accord with One World Government views.
 
        The critical test was whether or not the 'low light' technique could be uncovered if a copy of the film fell into the wrong hands. Exhaustive trials proved that it could not. Despite the most sophisticated ultraviolet analysis known to man, the embedded low light images could not be detected at all, because they were comprised of exactly the same color spectrum as the film itself. So, low light was dramatically effective, relatively cheap to engineer, and easy to transport and use without fear of security breaches.

          This low light system is still in use today, and is still dramatically effective, though you need a very highly placed friend in Hollywood if you want the system to benefit your personal political aspirations. One recent applicant was Australian Prime Minister John Howard ("President Winston" to his friends), who felt that his slavish obedience in sending Australian troops to die for America in Afghanistan and Iraq, had earned him the absolute right to be re-elected to office unopposed.
 
        Hollywood and Wall Street agreed, and Australian citizens were then bombarded with thousands of custom low light subliminals of "President Winston" the "Great Leader", when most Australians knew very well at the conscious level that the man is an an arrogant pompous fool, and a traitor under Australian Federal Law.

          The price for electronically fixing the election was high, but a price that President Winston was quite prepared to pay in order to retain his 'fame' and 'popularity' induced by the covert Hollywood low light images. Precisely when ordered to do so, Prime Minister John Winston Howard paid Hollywood for his false subliminal election victory, by sending more troops into Iraq to face a vastly superior Republican Guard.
 
                          Before radio telephony was invented, electronic communication was restricted to Morse Code, where a unique set of dots and dashes represented each letter in the alphabet. Though to an outsider Morse Code seemed and still seems clumsy, it is really very easy when you get used to it. Like any language, practice makes perfect, and expert signallers read morse so fast that they are able to simultaneously write down the English translation. So, while you as a layman will only hear disjointed dots and dashes, the signaller is hearing "Hi Fred, have you got those new coordinates for me?" in real time.

          The equivalent at sea (especially when radio silence had to be maintained) is visual morse code, normally transmitted ship-to-ship with a signal lamp, or exceptionally with flags, where each flag represents a different letter. Alternatively in 'semaphore', the position of the flags represents a different letter. However, the Morse signal lamp is the norm, meaning that in the military we have thousands of highly trained men and women who use their audio and visual skills for real time meaningful communication, but without actually using words as the term 'word' is understood by the general public. 
   
          Steven Spielberg's 1977 film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", which arrogantly showcased the new 'color-coded language' to its viewers as 'fiction'. Remember the old saying, "Tell them the truth and they will never believe you"... 

            The critical point to remember about Morse Code and the signallers who use it, is that after a period of learning and conditioning, a string of verbal words and complete concepts are manufactured purely by pulsed electrical input, be that input audio or visual. Nor should we forget the morse signal flags used less frequently by the navy and scouts in the field.  In this case, the human brain is simultaneously decoding signals sent in a series of perplexing mixed colors, which are apparently meaningless until you are trained to understand them.
 
          Hollywood was enchanted by the myriad possibilities for controlling public thought and reasoning, and set about devising a top secret program designed to link specific colors to specific tones or words or concepts. For example, in the rather cynical 1977 Spielberg film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", a simple earthling with a synthesizer, sets about teaching an alien spaceship how to communicate with him, by matching synthesizer tones to the flashing colors on the spaceship itself.
 
          By the time Spielberg made this film in 1977, Hollywood had already been practicing on real live human audiences for four years. Hence my use of the word 'cynical', because Spielberg was a significant mover and shaker behind the covert Hollywood control program.

          As the years rolled by, an entire new visual language was built up, made even more powerful nowadays by precise digital television transmissions, which provide a wider range of hexidecimal colors for coded use. The problem, of course, is that like the old Enigma Code of WWII vintage, only those with the key know what they are sending, and only they know what impact the specific message will have on the viewing public.
 
        If you want a strong clue to the content, consider the words of insider Zbigniew Brzezinski once again: "In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities effectively exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason."

            Now then, ladies and gentlemen, would you say that George W. Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard (Australia) are naturally endowed with "magnetic and attractive personalities", to  the point where they can easily exploit the, "latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason"? Of course not, for all three men are repulsive and unattractive, and about as close as it is possible to get to borderline mental retardation.
 
          Where Brzezinski and Spielberg have won, and you have lost, lies in their ability to control your thoughts and reasoning with color coded language, to the point where you believe that grey-haired political weaklings are "magnetic and attractive personalities". Nowadays if Hollywood tells you that black is white, you'd better believe it, or else. For as long as you watch Hollywood's films and television, their power over you will be continually reinforced, and you will dutifully send son after son and daughter after daughter to die in far off lands on behalf of Wall Street.
 
          You can actually break the cycle and return to your own thoughs and reason, by the simple expedient of destroying your television set, VCR and DVD, but I'm betting you won't be prepared to make that sacrifice in order to save your children. Unsurprisingly perhaps, Hollywood is betting you won't do so either.

                          As stated earlier, government-selected 'patsies' have rather more than subliminal color coding thrown at them from a television screen. For these men and women (at least those who survive), have to stand up in a court of law and, eventually, make a full confession about a crime they did not commit, or simply mumble "guilty" a few times. Just how this is managed will be explained in part two of this series, probably ready about one month from now.           

 
              General Public References

Body Language                            Julius Fast

Journey into Madness                  Gordon Thomas

None Dare Call it Conspiracy        Gary Allen

Operation Mind Control                Walter Bowart

Subliminal Seduction                    Wilson Bryan Key   

Techniques of Persuasion            J.A.C. Brown

War Crimes                                  Ramsey Clark & Others

War on The Mind                          Peter Watson

Low Light LTVR                            Classified 

Project Spectrux                          Classified
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wtf1.gif If there was mind control going on, why did Bush barely win the election, how come so many people are against the War in Iraq, the reason why Howard was elected was because he has a great agenda, I read about it and I thought he must be one hell of a politician! Did I hear an ad about him? NO! I didn't even know who he was before! Blair's party went Dooooooooooooooown
Yahya
LOLANI.GIF

who cares who voted or not?

in US campaign both Bush and Kerry where members of skull and bones back in the days...

BTW terrorism is haram. i would request you visit the local mosque and ask the imaam to tell you of the 9 levels of jihad, then ask him which is the biggest jihad. he should reply the first level, Jihad against your self...example smoking is actualy haram in islam, [damages your health] do jihad against your self in that field. jihad for education, learn all that is to learn that is also jihad if you do not understand try to understand read books instead of reading quran all day you should technicaly get more merit for acquiring knowldge all day. if you have read quran once then the quran resides in your heart, (read as in read and understand not read in a language you do not understand and merely touch)

Posted by Joe Anybody at 11:05 AM PDT
Joe Vialls - Nuke bombs and Tsunami
Mood:  quizzical
Now Playing: Tsunami result of U.S. nuclear bomb?
Topic: CONSPIRACY

cyberjournal.org/newslog/show_archives/10 Jan 2005


When articles come across my desk that particularly catch my interest, I post them to newslog. Some of these articles provide real information, others are examples of matrix propaganda, and some are in between. One must always consider the source when evaluating articles, but much can be learned by listening to those with whom we disagree or even whom we mistrust.
—rkm


Original article found here:
http://cyberjournal.org/show_archives/?id=388&batch=16&lists=newslog


Joe Vialls: Tsunami result of U.S. nuclear bomb?

From: richard-at-cyberjournal.org

Date: 10 Jan 2005

Subject: Joe Vialls: Tsunami result of U.S. nuclear bomb?

To: newslog-at-cyberjournal.org

 

 

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Tsunami nuclear blast, not earthquake? Copyright Joe Vialls,  5 January 2005

Was the tsunami the result of a U.S. nuclear bomb?

With Afghanistan and Iraq already lost, the Wall Street

bankers were all desperately looking for other ways to control

our world, when suddenly and very conveniently, the Sumatran

Trench exploded. Trick or Treat?

 

http://www.vialls.com/subliminalsuggestion/tsunami.html

 

"Others are engaging even in an eco type of terrorism, whereby

they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes or volcanos

remotely, through the use of electromagnetic waves."  American

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, April 1997.  Big

surprise! Presumably Cohen already knew that a nuclear weapon

generates what he refers to obliquely as "electromagnetic

waves".

 

Despite having a huge number of tsunami victims in its own

State of  Tamil Nadu, India completely converted the survey

ship INS Nirupak into a 50-bed floating hospital in less than

72 hours, then sent it unarmed to help the desperate people of

Aceh in Indonesia. . By direct comparison, America sent combat

ships and armed Marines. The US Navy has two 1,000 bed

hospital ships, the 'Comfort' and the 'Mercy', but neither one

was dispatched. Though the USNS Comfort was deployed to New

York when 3,000 Americans died in September 2001,  this

current lack of action sends a strong signal that 150,000

(mostly Muslim) dead in South East Asia, and half a million

injured, are of no concern whatever to the power brokers in

New York.

 

The Indian Government knew full well that this was not a

"normal" earthquake. On 27 December India refused to join

George Bush's planned exclusive 'club of four', which would

have effectively pulled this Asian nuclear power out of its

new coalition  with Russia, China and Brazil. On 28 December

the Indian Government politely warned the American military to

stay clear of Indian sovereign territory, and on 29 December

the India Daily Editorial publicly questioned the nature of

the event: "Was this a showdown by a country to show the

region what havoc can be created?" ... "Given the level of

devastation and given the fact India is a regional power in

South Asia, [the] Indian Navy has an obligation to investigate

and tell the world what they found."

 

Theoretically, the American 9 megaton W-53 thermonuclear

warhead shown on the left, could easily be encased in a small

'lookalike' saturation diving chamber similar to that on the

right, to protect it from the massive 10,000 pounds per square

inch pressures at the bottom of the Sumatran Trench. The whole

armored package would weigh less than five tons, allowing it

to be slipped over the stern of any oil rig supply vessel, of

which there are more than 300 in Asia alone. Who would even

notice?

 

Despite a natural human tendency to be shocked into silence by

the sheer number of dead and injured across Asia on 26

December 2004, and despite also being slightly fearful of

losing personal credibility because of the magnitude of the

apparent crime, there are many provable irregularities in the

official American tsunami story that simply have to be

recorded now, or forever be lost in the sands of time.

 

It is beyond any doubt that a giant tidal wave (tsunami)

smashed its way through South and South East Asia, and still

had enough legs to continue all the way across the Indian

Ocean to Africa, where it killed and injured a few hundred

more. So the only question we must ask, is whether this

tsunami was a natural or man-made catastrophe? A natural event

would be horrifying enough, but if the tsunami was man-made,

then we are unquestionably looking at the biggest single war

crime in global history.

 

To make any sense at all of the irregularities, we must start

at the very beginning, and then follow the course of events as

they unfold, especially events in the immediate vicinity of

the real tsunami epicenter, because the latter is quite

different from the location being remorselessly peddled by the

New York Times and CNN.

 

At midday local Australian time I faithfully recorded the

magnitude and position plotted by the Jakarta Geophysical

Office in Indonesia. An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the

Richter scale had hit the north of the Indonesian island of

Sumatra. The Jakarta Geophysical Office meticulously noted

that the epicenter of the event was located 155 miles

south-southwest of Aceh Province.

 

This location is approximately 250 miles south of the position

later selected by the American NOAA, which plotted the

epicenter to the north-west of Aceh, and initially claimed a

Richter reading of 8.0. Alas, even that was not enough to

cover the damage caused by this extraordinary event, so NOAA

progressively upgraded the reading to 8.5, then to 8.9, and

finally to 9.0 - at least for the present.

 

So, the first proven irregularities were peddled by American

officials at the NOAA, who suddenly invented a new 'flexible'

peak seismic wave for the event, of far greater magnitude than

Jakarta, when the Jakarta office was located much closer at

almost point-blank range. Believe me when I tell you there is

no such thing as the new 'flexible' peak claimed by NOAA. The

first seismic peak you record is the only real peak, unless of

course you later manually draw in a few more peaks of your

own, to match a contrived agenda. Naturally there is also only

one epicenter, which was faithfully recorded by dozens of

Indonesian and Indian seismographs.

 

Quite apart from the huge disparity in Richter values, the

Indonesians and Indians were disturbed to find that the normal

earthquake 'preamble' was missing from their seismograph

charts.  All this means is that the normal steadily increasing

number of transverse shear "S" waves that always precede an

earthquake were missing, as were later aftershocks, which

likewise always accompany a naturally occurring or Tesla

standing-wave generated earthquake. There were 'warnings' of

aftershocks from the NOAA, but none actually eventuated.

 

To simplify matters for non-technical readers, an earthquake

is always triggered by a resonant electromagnetic frequency in

the range 0.5 to 12 Hertz, but it is not an instant process,

because the resonant frequency must be precise. Thus as true

resonance approaches, the fault line starts to tremble like a

piece of rope under tension, and sends out warnings to the

seismographs in the form of steadily increasing transverse

shear waves.

 

If all you get is a cluster of "P" compression waves, then you

are almost certainly looking at an underground or sub sea

explosion. These were in fact the only copious seismic signals

that the Indonesians and Indians received, and they looked

curiously similar to those generated many years ago by large

underground nuclear weapons in Nevada.

 

We will return later to the relatively simple task of

delivering a multi-megaton thermonuclear weapon to the bottom

of the Sumatran Trench, and then detonating it with awesome

effect, but right now we need to return to our initial task of

following the trail of events and inexplicable irregularities.

First we must travel south to the distant desert island of

Australia, currently ruled by an obsequious Wall Street toady

known as Little Johnny Howard. To the intense displeasure of

many of his Australian "subjects", Little Johnny never makes a

move outside Australia unless he first receives explicit

instructions from one of his New York minders. Remember this

reality, because it is extremely important in terms of what

Australia did next. On the morning of 27 December, the

Australian (New York owned) media was making it very clear

that the most badly hit nation in the region was Sri Lanka, an

island at the southern tip of India, which like Australia is a

member nation of the British Commonwealth.  Accordingly, Tim

Costello, head of one of Australia's largest charities, made

immediate plans to fly to the area and assess the need for

aid. But that same morning, Little Johnny was dancing to a

very different tune, which, based on his known subservience,

must have been playing down his secure telephone line from

Wall Street.

 

In true covert manner, Little Johnny secretly dispatched two

RAAF Hercules transport planes packed with supplies to

Malaysia on "Stand By", and directed two more to Darwin in

Australia's north. Please note that if Little Johnny had any

humanitarian concerns at all, all four Hercules could have

flown directly to Commonwealth partner Sri Lanka, where every

other Australian had already been told by the media that aid

was needed. But no, it wasn't to be, and Little Johnny waited

patiently for orders from New York.

 

The waiting period was short, and after a high-flying

reconnaissance jet confirmed that the runway was clear at

Medan in eastern Sumatra, all four Australian Hercules

complete with troops, guns and other tackle, invaded Sumatra

just south of the devastated province of Aceh. In turn, with

90% of its population killed by the tsunami, Aceh might

perhaps one day soon become Indonesia's very own Guantanamo

Bay, crawling with hundreds of heavily armed Australians and

Americans.

 

Remember carefully though, at the time these four Hercules

touched down in Medan, the ordinary Australian public still

had no idea that Sumatra was badly hit.  Only Little Johnny

knew, and of course his trusty crystal ball in New York.  To

hell with Sri Lanka, his bosses wanted a main base for the

huge reconstruction contracts in Asia, designed to replace the

failed oil theft and reconstruction in Iraq, and keep poor old

Zion on its tottering New York legs for a few more weeks or

months.

 

In the end, what the hell did it matter how many Goyim had to

die? And, hey, on the credit side they'd already managed to

kill more than 100,00 Muslims in Sumatra with a single tidal

wave, which was partial payback for their own resounding

defeats in Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

Needless to say the Australians were merely the advance party,

soon to be joined by a curiously well prepared and equipped

U.S. Military, though it is doubtful that any of the officers

and men involved really comprehend what is going on. Only a

handful thought to question why they had been spending a whole

year training for a "Humanitarian Mission", when the whole

point of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps is normally to kill

people in very large numbers. Just look at Fallujah, people,

look at Fallujah.

 

As if by magic, the Pentagon managed to have two battle groups

ready to sail at an instant's notice from Hong Kong and Guam

during the normally chaotic Christmas to New Year period.

Crikey! Military discipline has come a hell of a long way

since my day, when everyone including the ship's cat was

sleeping it off at some highly questionably hostelry or

another. Not these 10,000+ Americans though, who must have

been standing rigidly to attention beside their hammocks day

and night, tugging furiously at their forelocks whenever an

officer of NCO came in sight.

 

The next bit was superbly orchestrated, because it took place

at sea, far away from the prying eyes of dock spies or

imaginary KGB agents. But oops, first you have to know who was

involved. Out of Hong Kong rushed team one, comprised of the

nuclear-powered USS Abraham Lincoln and her escort vessels,

while the far more interesting team two rushed out of Guam,

led by the USS Bonhomme Richard, a marine amphibious assault

carrier crammed to the gunwales with gun-toting wooden tops. And that is not all, believe me, because the Bonhomme Richard

is in fact leading a veritable armada known as "Expeditionary

Strike Group 5".

 

Flagship USS Bonhomme Richard is accompanied by the U.S.S.

Duluth, an amphibious transport dock vessel; the USS Rushmore,

a landing ship dock; the guided missile cruiser USS Bunker

Hill, guided missile destroyer USS Milius, and the guided

missile frigate USS Thach. To take care of the underwater side

of things they are joined by the nuclear hunter-killer

submarine USS Pasadena, while the U.S. Coast Guard's

high-endurance cutter Munro is also tagging along, presumably

to deal with Asian Customs and Excise.

 

Now then, though 'Strike Group 5' may be toting enough nuclear

weapons to destroy half of the known world, and the title is

perhaps lacking when viewed from a strictly humanitarian

perspective, engineer chief Staff Sgt. Julio C. Dominguez says

otherwise: "The Marine Service Support Group has been

preparing for a humanitarian mission of this type for about 12

months now, and is more prepared for an actual mission". Well,

OK chief, but didn't you ask why you were being trained for a

mysterious humanitarian mission a year before it actually

happened, especially when your day job is normally shooting

Muslims full of holes?

 

The really sneaky (inexplicable) bit came as both battle

groups entered the Indian Ocean. The USS Abraham Lincoln

looked about as innocent as a carrier with 70 attack planes

can look, but was already carrying 2,000 marines instead of

her normal complement of around 500. That is a huge amount of

grunt firepower to put on the deserted streets of Banda Aceh,

especially when Wall Street normally expects these marines to

die quietly for Zion in Iraq. Now then, how did they know the

extra marines would be needed before team one left Hong Kong,

because the surplus 1,500 marines were certainly not just

standing around on Kowloon dock waiting to hitch a ride.

 

Then while the two battle groups (apparently) headed in two

different directions across the deserted Indian Ocean, an even

stranger event took place.  Though Expeditionary Strike Group

5 (Humanitarian) was supposed to help the folks in Sri Lanka,

the combat marines aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard transferred

to amphibious transport dock vessel U.S.S. Duluth, which then

split from ESG-5 and headed towards team one.  So without the

Indonesians really being aware of it, the (relatively)

harmless and Bulky aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has

been used to screen the arrival of at least 3,500

heavily-armed US Marines in tiny Aceh Province.

 

That more or less brings us up to date on known military

activity, though yesterday an Australian television cameraman

did accidentally film some of these heavily-armed US Marines

(who tried to shoo him away), searching a devastated

Indonesian military base for any remaining weapons. Now call

me old-fashioned, but if these guys and their bosses are

straight, that particular job should be left to the Indonesian

Army...

 

I will be circumspect as to exactly how a large American

thermonuclear weapon managed to arrive at the bottom of the

Sumatran Trench, though all of the seismic evidence and

preparedness for the resulting mission indicates strongly that

this is the case. After all, we are back to the age-old

question of "who benefits?", and in this particular case, "Who

is insane enough to kill more than 150,000 civilians just to

hang on to power?' Based on their past performance in Iraq and

other luckless countries, it would seem that the only

realistic candidates are Wolfowitz and company, striving as

always to create a "One World Government".

 

Certainly no other nuclear powers including Russia and China

stand to gain anything at all from such an outrageous mass

murder, so, as always in the end, we come back to  Sherlock

Holmes via the pen of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: "When you have

ruled out the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how

improbable, is the truth."

 

For the Zionist Cabal, obtaining a thermonuclear weapon in

America is no great trick, especially when we have the

precedent of 100 small 'decommissioned' air-to-air atomic

warheads being smuggled out the Pentagon's (civilian) back

door, to form the core of the Jewish State's current nuclear

arsenal. Once a weapon system is out date and out of service,

loyal uniformed US military personnel can no longer track it.

 

Those who wish to understand how such a seemingly small weapon

could rattle a 20,000 feet-deep oceanic trench, and then force

a giant tsunami right across the Indian Ocean, would do well

to look at the diagram of the famous 'Dambusters' attacking

the German dam below, most of which is self-explanatory.

 

The designer of the RAF's bouncing bomb (actually called

"Highball") was a scientist called Barnes Wallace, who had

already gained a formidable reputation with his Wellington

bomber,  which he constructed geodetically, thus enabling it

to absorb enormous punishment before actually being shot out

of the sky. Many Wellington returned to base literally in

tatters, while many luckless cousins like the Stirling and

Halifax were all too often consigned to the murky deep of the

North Sea.

 

Wallace knew that bombing the dams vertically was a complete

waste of time, and the only possibility of success lay in

placing a mine hard up against the dam wall at its base. You

see, water cannot be compressed, meaning that if the mine was

pressed against the dam wall at the moment of detonation, part

of its energy would automatically be expended on the wall

itself. Too far away in the relatively shallow water, and most

of the blast energy would be lost to atmosphere, in a huge

exploding cloud of water of course.

 

Though it was obvious that the dam wall could not be destroyed

by a single bomb from a single Lancaster bomber (it would

weight far too much for the aircraft to get off the ground),

Wallace pinned his hopes on the scientific fact that

cumulative stress should do the job, and he was proved right.

Though officially three of the bombs, each containing 6,500

pounds of TNT, were considered to be direct hits, one of these

veered off slightly, meaning that the giant Mohne Dam was

completely breached by a total of 13,000 pounds of tri-nitro

toluene.

 

It is the incompressibility of water in particular that

matters deep down in the Sumatran Trench.  At the bottom you

already have 10,000 pounds of pressure per square inch

pressing down on your weapon of choice, and above that weapon

there is a column of water 20,000 feet tall, which is what

caused the pressure in the first place. Not only that. The

trench narrows at the bottom, meaning that the weapon is

'hemmed-in', with a very real chance of moving a tectonic

plate if sufficient tonnage is used.

 

In this particular case there was no real need to shift a

tectonic plate, and science suggests that if this blast had

caused such an effect, several very powerful aftershocks would

have occurred, as has happened with every other major

earthquake in the past. But, as previously stated, and setting

aside the seemingly deliberate provocative though false

warnings from the American NOAA, there has not been a single

aftershock.

 

To force subservience on Asia, and ensure the lion's share of

incredibly lucrative reconstruction contracts, all that was

needed was a very large tsunami targeted on the selected

nations, which was easily within the capabilities of a large

thermonuke. There is nothing new about "Sea Bursts" as they

are called, and more than 30 years ago plans existed in both

America and Russia to wipe out each other's coastal cities

using exactly this technique. The tidal wave from a deep sea

burst is relatively clean, allowing the aggressor to take over

both land and remaining buildings etc. with the minimum of

delay.

 

If everything had gone to plan, then Indonesia, Sri Lanka and

India would have been in hock to the IMF and World Bank for

thirty or more years - time enough to wait for the price of

oil to come down again after the lethal fiasco in Iraq. At the

same time, if the Indian Government had taken the bait, the

deadly Russian-Chinese-Indian-Brazilian coalition would have

been dead in the water. Not a bad day's work for a single

thermonuclear weapon discreetly removed from the

decommissioning process.

 

There are those who may claim that I have 'left out' the giant

ExxonMobil gas fields in Aceh, but that is not the case.

Certainly they are very productive sub-surface fields, and

will unquestionably produce lots of gas again once the surface

equipment has been repaired, but in isolation they are

completely incapable of saving the New Zion from collapse.

Wall Street needs giant reconstruction contracts, and plenty

of them.

 

If I remember correctly, shortly before Christmas I received a

large number of emails from various people about some "German

Guy", who apparently claimed that Wolfowitz had got hold of a

critical weapon and was going to nuke Houston on either the 26

or 27 of December. I never did read the whole email, but it

seems very likely that it was initially circulated by

Wolfowitz or one of his ilk, as a classic disinformation

distraction. Try something along the lines of "You suckers all

watch Houston very carefully on 26 December, while I nuke Asia

behind your backs... "

 

[article.addcomment]

 

Sounds feasible

 

susanscully 05.Jan.2005 08:47

 

A quick comment.  Right from the start, I did not just assume

it was a natural disaster.  Thanks for the article.  I hope

you're wrong about this, but I have this creepy feeling...I

hope others will catch on and at least give it some thought.

 

Radiation?

 

Queer Planet 05.Jan.2005 15:43

 

While it wouldn't surprise me if Bush and company nuked Europe

so that they could start a cattle ranch, I have to wonder

about your scenario.

 

Nuclear weapons cause radiation.  The water would have been

irradiated and thousands of fish would be floating around the

Indian Ocean right now, not to mention sea plants.

 

The radiation would spread and eventually reach land if it

were that close to shore as you say.  There would now be

thousands of people dying from radiation exposure.

 

Now maybe they used a non radioactive device.  I don't know.

 

But what would be good for your article is if you could

present the actual records of the varying seismac readings,

proof that there were no aftershocks, and all else.

 

Bush and company are capable of all many of atrocity as we can

see in Iraq, but let's not stray into fiction when the truth

is bad enough.

 

Spurious

 

Peter Bevan 05.Jan.2005 17:52

 

I'm sure many of us would dep down love this to be true, but I

have to say it strikes me as fairly contencious.

 

1) Any atomic blast would have to be enormous (several

thousand Hiroshimas).. not impossible but expensive and

obvious.

 

2) There *WERE* aftershocks.. even one as sceptical as myself

about mainstream news media finds it hard to belive that so

many news agencies (and first hand accounts) are wrong on this

one.

 

3) This idea that P-Waves have a wavelength of 0.5-12Hz would

mean surely waves between 15,000 and 30,000 miles... far to

large to be discernable on such a tiny object as earth.

 

4) There are a number of pretty tenusous political links

here.. Does the disharmony between the US and India really

explain all this? Hardly...

 

 

It does raise some interesting questions to be sure..

primarily; Why did the US send so many armed combatents? There

is however a world of difference between oppurtunism and mass

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Posted by Joe Anybody at 9:46 AM PDT
Thursday, 17 June 2010
filming police and officials -
Mood:  loud
Now Playing: In Public - But not wanting to be filmed

An uproar over a cell phone video that shows a Seattle police officer punching a 17-year-old girl after his attempt to cite her for jaywalking is just one of several recent incidents where low-quality video footage shot by members of the public has incriminated public officials.

The video, which you can watch here (warning: disturbing content), shows a young woman resisting Officer Ian P. Walsh, who was citing the woman and a friend Monday for jaywalking. Her friend attempts to intervene, inserting herself between the officer and her friend and grabbing the officer's arm. That's the moment when the officer punches her in the face.

 


Image courtesy of ABC News

Seattle community leaders are in an uproar, saying the use of force was excessive. Officials with the Seattle Police Department say they have "questions" about the officer's tactics and are investigating the incident. But Seattle Police Officers Guild President Rich O'Neil says the officer's use of force was appropriate. The Seattle department announced Wednesday that Walsh has been reassigned pending further inquiries.

The Walsh footage is the latest in a series of incidents catching public figures in questionable — and at times legally suspect — conduct. In one of the more formal such encounters this week, Democratic Rep. Bob Etheridge apologized after video surfaced of the North Carolina lawmaker reacting angrily to questions from two young men holding a camera. He hit the camera down, roughly grabbed one of the men by the arm and neck, and demanded again and again to know his questioner's name. Watch:

 

 

In several other incidents, video footage has opened police to formal inquiries and criminal proceedings involving charges of excessive force. Indeed, videos are often the only way to prove cases of police brutality, where a victim's word is pitted against a cop's. A video shot by a University of Maryland student from a dorm room window showed three Maryland police beating a 21-year-old student. Police claimed the man had attacked the officers, and police charged him with assault. They have since dropped the charges, and at least one officer has been suspended in the incident.

[Video: Wild crashes and other shocking moments caught on film]

A cell phone video broadcast by the Spanish-language network Univision challenged the FBI's claims that a Border Patrol agent who shot a 15-year-old dead near El Paso had been "surrounded" by a rock-throwing group including the boy. In the video, the boy is a fair distance away when the officer pulls a weapon and appears to shoot.

In Oakland, Calif., cell-phone video taken by train passengers showed a subway police officer firing a shot in the back of an unarmed man who appeared to be cooperating with the officers. The Bay Area transit officer who shot the man is now facing trial on murder charges.

In response to the outbreak of incidents on camera, some police departments are trying to limit citizens' ability to record police actions. Authorities are increasingly using decades-old wiretapping laws to prevent people from filming arrests. In a dozen states, notes Annys Shin at the Washington Post, "all parties [must] consent before a recording might be made if a conversation takes place where there is a 'reasonable expectation of privacy.'" A man who filmed an officer giving him a speeding ticket was thrown into jail for posting the video of the incident onto YouTube. Civil libertarians contend that such laws do not apply to arrest, since the processing of a suspect is not a private conversation. If information from the conversation can be used in court, they contend, citizens should be allowed to film police officers.

— Liz Goodwin is a national affairs writer for Yahoo! News.


Posted by Joe Anybody at 1:43 PM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 17 June 2010 2:17 PM PDT
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Wow....salary hikes for Foxconn employees in China
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Due to an increase in suicides, Foxconn manufacturing increases wages
Topic: CORPORATE CRAP

Foxconn increases wages from 30 to 67%

  

http://www.eetimes.com/news/semi/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225700209

(original full article)

  Mark LaPedus
Page 1 of 2
EE Times



SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Lately, it's been a tumultuous period for Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. Hon Hai, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer (CEM), trades as Foxconn and makes electronic products for such brands as Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Sony. As reported, Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. (FIH) recently announced it will more than double the salaries of employees at its factory in Shenzhen, China within months in response to a global outcry over recent worker suicides at the site. Now, there are unconfirmed reports that FIH may re-locate some operations in Shenzhen to lower cost regions in China. Here's what analysts are saying about Foxconn's troubles:


Impact of salary hikes for Foxconn

Jamie Wang, an analyst with Gartner, said: ''This wage hike may increase Foxconn's operational costs and affect its profitability, but the company cannot afford further tragic suicides, and this action will improve relations with its workers in China and help to deflect potential negativity from its outsourcing clients.

''For now, Foxconn needs to concentrate on handling recent events sensitively, which will affect its cost competitiveness in the short term. However, a continuous focus on improving quality and productivity will be recognized by Foxconn's OEM customers over the long term.''


... was raising pay for its production workers by 30 percent (from RMB900 to RMB1200) effective June 1, the company announced further significant pay hikes of 67 percent ...


Posted by Joe Anybody at 10:26 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:28 AM PDT
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Civic Media - Participation in the Digital Age - MIT video
Mood:  celebratory
Now Playing: Video
Topic: MEDIA

http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/780/

 

About the Lecture

In a live demonstration of globe-straddling communication technologies like Skype, this forum connects to citizen journalists and activists around the world, some of whom frequently test the limits of governmental authority. Moderator Ethan Zuckerman wonders if these new digital forms are fundamentally liberating, providing users access to public spaces they might otherwise be denied. He pursues this line of inquiry in a series of internet conversations with correspondents covering some of the world’s most ravaged or oppressed regions.

Cameran Ashraf makes the case that video distributed by internet and cellphone helped build and sustain efforts by Iranian activists protesting 2009’s election results. The graphic images countered propaganda, and shook up rural parts of Iran and the rest of the world. The government ultimately could not shut off this flood of information, so demonstrations grew, witnessed by an international audience. What began as an emergency effort to circumvent censorship has turned into the AccessNow website, which now bolsters the longterm struggle for democracy in Iran and elsewhere.

Mehdi Yahyanejad began website Balatarin four years ago to support the diversity of Persian voices. Among 18-29 year olds, he says, blogging became “just fashionable.” As social media content emerged, it was “not understood by Iranian officials over 30 years old.” The government worked hard to block Balatarin, hacking, and searching for passwords. Iranians responded to this clampdown with indignation, and proxy servers kept the words flowing, fanning the flames of the green revolution.

Trinidad-based Georgia Popplewell went to Haiti after the earthquake “to see if we could build on the citizen surge.” In spite of the total devastation, the internet stayed up throughout, and Popplewell monitored vivid coverage from people on Twitter, and from the sole active FM radio station. The scene changed dramatically with the arrival of the mainstream media, says Popplewell, which drowned out citizen voices. Popplewell sees a “great opportunity” to build up local infrastructure for both citizen and mainstream media in Haiti, a chance for “symbiosis.”

In Pakistan, a country with a very low literacy rate, and even lower internet penetration, Huma Yusuf is developing a cadre of news reporters in community radio stations. Individuals “share nuggets of information” via mobile phone throughout rural areas beset by violence on the Pakistan/Afghan border. Yusuf is also monitoring a special community policing program involving women in a slum of Karachi. They have pooled money to buy mobile phones to report episodes of domestic violence.

Ruthie Ackerman has developed a project to serve Liberians both in Africa and in the U.S. (in Staten Island). Ceasefire Liberia is an online venue for Liberians to blog about how they are “rebuilding their lives” following wrenching years of civil war. The website offers an opportunity for both groups to connect, and potentially repair a relationship fraught with “myths on both sides.” The Africans imagine “life is easy in the U.S.,” and the expatriates think the Africans are “lazy and just want money from U.S. families.”

Bev Clark describes Kubatana, a website she and a colleague launched 10 years ago to communicate the activities of NGOs operating in Zimbabwe. This website now houses 16 thousand archived documents, a directory of 240 NGOs, and a weekly newsletter that goes out to almost 10,000 subscribers, who “look to us for nonpartisan information that inspires them.” In an extremely hostile environment, where independent media literally get shot down, Clark says there is “pervasive fear, and you walk around with a crick in your neck, wondering who’s watching and listening to us.” Kubatana “forces us to innovate and be consistently courageous.”

In Madagascar, Lova Rakotomalala is training bloggers to describe their ventures in social and environmental change. Foko Club began with a group of public school students interested in technology, and environmental activists trying to save the forests. When a political crisis forced out the president of the country in March 2009, these bloggers were eager to take their coverage to the streets. Rakotomalala, who was concerned that students might be killed, says “they felt it was their duty to tell more about what was happening.” In particular, they wanted the rest of the world to take an interest in Madagascar, when the subject “was not about the environment or lemurs…. They feel because we’re an island, we’re isolated from the rest of the world.”


Posted by Joe Anybody at 10:52 PM PDT
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Camera Taken from Filmer in Portland Oregon 2003
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: Dont Like the "Bum Fight" & "Dont Like Cops Taking Cameras Either"

In Other News... 

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UNCLE, ALREADY!

When is enough enough? On a Friday night in early May, Kif Davis was watching a fight unfold between bouncers and some drunken patrons outside Berbati's. Davis, an amateur filmmaker who documents public bum fights all over the country, grabbed his video camera and started shooting. When police arrived on the scene a few moments later, Davis hid the camera behind his back and refused to surrender his film.

Witnesses then say that while one cop restrained Davis, another--John Clinton, badge #30255--gave him a sucker punch to the stomach that later placed him in the emergency room. According to Davis, pleading "uncle" and offering up the camera to avoid arrest only led to some "choking and strangling."

Davis also claims his rights weren't read to him until an hour later, at the Old Town precinct, where he was charged with interfering with the police and resisting arrest. And now, to add insult to injury, no one will give him his camera back. Davis plans to file a police brutality report. ANNA SIMON

TRE, IS THAT YOU?

In spite of pleas for peace and understanding, police harassment only seems to have intensified at the Portland Peace Encampment, an on-going protest against military action in Iraq. Last week, five demonstrators from the PPE formally requested that Mayor Katz cease police harassment. Police have routinely confiscated food, tarps, and chairs from the activists camped across from City Hall.

But instead of compassion, the camp apparently has come under additional scrutiny from Homeland Security. Over the past few weeks, federal officers have acted on reports that Tre Arrow has been lingering around the area. Arrow is wanted in connection with an arson that blew up logging trucks two years ago. Last week, officers approached the encampment to ask if Arrow was there, suggesting that perhaps the best place to hide is in broad daylight.

Todd Kurylowicz, who has been part of the PPE since its second day, thinks it is him they are confusing for Arrow. A week ago, Kurylowicz was asked for identification when entering Terry Shrunk Plaza, the outdoor park adjacent to PPE. The Homeland Security officer assured Kurylowicz that they were requesting identification from everyone, but he did not witness anyone else being carded. A day later, a detective visited Kurylowicz's former house.

DAMON CLARK


Posted by Joe Anybody at 9:15 PM PDT
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Racism and US policy - The anti racists activists are only hope left for Amreica
Mood:  down
Now Playing: The myth of the anti-immigrant majority
Topic: IMMIGRATION

The myth of the anti-immigrant majority

Supporters of immigrant rights can make a difference by organizing and activism.

ALL IT took was one glance at the headline of the Pew Research Center poll released last month--"Broad Approval for New Arizona Immigration Law"--and the mainstream media had a new storyline ever since about the state's latest anti-immigrant attack.

Sure, SB 1070 enshrined racial profiling into state law. Taken together with Arizona's ban on ethnic studies programs, yes, it did seem like a throwback to the era of Jim Crow segregation. But what does that matter as long as SB 1070 is "broadly" popular? The "American people" are okay with racism. End of story.

It's up to opponents of anti-immigrant bigotry to make sure that isn't the end of the story.

The survey results from Pew and other pollsters do reflect broad public sentiment in favor of immigration law enforcement. But there are a lot of contradictions in that sentiment if you examine what people actually tell the pollsters. And more importantly, supporters of immigrant rights have the opportunity to reshape the supposed consensus on this issue--but only if we organize an energetic campaign to counter the anti-immigrant lies and make our case to a wider audience.

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THE PEW Center poll may have surprised supporters of immigrant rights, especially coming in the wake of the immediate activist response to Arizona's racist law.

According to the survey, 59 percent of people nationally approved of SB 1070. Only 32 percent disapproved. Nearly three in four respondents agreed with the core provision of the law--requiring people to have documents verifying their immigration status when asked by a law enforcement official acting on "reasonable suspicion."

These findings are similar to other polls, both specifically about SB 1070 and on the question of enforcement. But a closer look at the results undermines the media conclusion that people in the U.S. "broadly" support the policies pushed by the anti-immigrant right.

For one thing, there's a substantial generation gap in attitudes about the Arizona law and immigration policy generally, with people under 30 opposing SB 1070 in greater numbers. And, of course, Latinos, who have the most experience with the consequences of anti-immigrant criminalization and discrimination, oppose SB 1070 by a strong majority.

The polarization is particularly sharp in Arizona as a result of the interplay of these two factors. According to William Frey of the Brookings Institution, Arizona has the country's largest "cultural generation gap"--between older Americans who are mostly white (83 percent) and children under 18 who are increasingly members of minorities (57 percent).

What's more, among people who say they support SB 1070, the picture is more mixed than the headlines let on.

Numerous surveys show that only a small minority--roughly one in five Americans--agrees with the right wing's preferred "solution" of criminalization and deportation of the 12 million undocumented people in the U.S.

By contrast, an overwhelming majority of people say they would like to see national immigration reform legislation, including a "path to citizenship" for the undocumented--a proposal that the anti-immigrant right rejects outright. For example, in an America's Voice Education Fund poll, five out of six people who said they support SB 1070 also said they back comprehensive reform.

Obviously, there's a contradiction in this. The harsh enforcement mechanisms that many people say they support alongside "reform" are the prelude to the criminalization and deportation policies they say they oppose. Immigration crackdowns are not only a violation of basic human rights, but they undermine the possibility of a genuine "path to legalization."

The reason these contradictory ideas can coexist in many people's heads is because the right wing has been able dominate and disorient the debate on immigration in national politics.

The right's hysteria about a "crisis of illegal immigration" today is opportunistic. In reality, there were more undocumented immigrants coming into the U.S. five years ago and getting low-wage jobs. The debate has sharpened today because the Great Recession opened the way for the right to package its bigotry in a campaign of scapegoating immigrants for the crisis.

The small minority of people opposed to immigrant rights in any form has an influence far beyond its small size because, first of all, it gets outsized access to the media--but also because the right wing makes its case without qualifications or hedging.

On the other hand, genuine champions of immigrant rights--people who would make the case for legalization without punitive enforcement policies--aren't actually represented in the national debate. Instead, the "left" end of the mainstream political spectrum is occupied by the Democrats, who have given ground to the right at every step.

Consider how Barack Obama and his administration responded to the passage of SB 1070. When it was signed by Gov. Jan Brewer at the end of April, Obama criticized the law for undermining "basic notions of fairness." Administration officials promised that the Justice Department would consider taking federal action against it, which could lead to a court injunction before SB 1070 goes into effect at the end of July.

At the same time, however, Obama said he sympathized with what he called "frustrations" with the current immigration system that produced SB 1070. Standing next to Mexico's conservative President Felipe Calderón during a state visit last month, for example, Obama was the more cautious of the two, insisting that the solution to laws like SB 1070 was federal legislation with a "path to citizenship," but also toughened enforcement and punishment for both undocumented workers and businesses that hire them.

Then, just a few days before the May 29 national day of action against SB 1070, Obama took a page out of George W. Bush's playbook and announced he was sending 1,200 National Guard troops to the Southwest--the lion's share destined for Arizona--for a renewed border crackdown.

That was good enough for Jan Brewer. She declared after a meeting at the White House that she and Obama were working together to tighten border security.

The effect of Obama's qualified criticisms and actions has been to signal opposition to the letter of SB 1070, but to confirm the claims of the law's supporters that there is a "crisis of illegal immigration" about which the federal government can't or won't do anything.

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MAINSTREAM IMMIGRANT rights groups have signaled their disappointment in Obama's ramped-up enforcement and inaction on reform legislation. These groups had greeted Obama's victory as a signal that their voices would finally be heard in Washington.

But immigrant rights advocates, however well connected to the party establishment, aren't foremost in shaping the Democrats' position on immigration. Corporate America is.

Ever since the right wing's Sensenbrenner bill--which would have criminalized all 12 million undocumented immigrants, along with anyone who aided them--was pushed back by the pro-immigrant mega-marches of spring 2006, Democrats leaders have supported a series of pro-corporate immigration proposals masquerading as compassionate compromises.

The latest of these--the bipartisan "framework" for legislation from Sens. Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham--is the worst yet. It proposes a highly restrictive "path to citizenship" that ties the undocumented to employers through a guest worker program and requires them to pay fines and perform "community service," with the threat of deportation for even minor violations of the law still hanging over them.

And that's not to mention the sops to the right wing in the proposal--a national biometric ID card and, inevitably, more money and personnel for border enforcement.

These proposals don't reflect the interests of immigrants--but they do reflect the interests of Corporate America.

U.S. businesses of all kinds depend on being able to employ immigrant workers at low wages, so they don't want to see the anti-immigrant right succeed with its full program. But they also depend, in order to keep those wages low, on immigrants being denied full legal rights, including the right to organize unions.

This two-faced position can be seen throughout U.S. history and the history of other counties. All other things being equal, capitalists support the free movement across borders of every commodity but one--human labor. They seek to use the undocumented twice over--as workers who can be super-exploited because they have no legal rights, and as a group that can be pitted against other workers, whether native-born or immigrants themselves, to push down the wages of everybody.

In other words, Corporate America needs an immigration system that secures its access to cheap labor, but that also continues to consign immigrants to second-class citizenship--just what Schumer-Graham does.

And this is what passes in national politics for the "liberal" position on immigration. As a consequence, the case for legalization without punishing the undocumented and without tighter border controls never gets heard.

The contradictory public sentiment on immigration is the product of a national political debate that is taking place not between left and right, but between the center and a bigoted right-wing fringe.

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THE ANSWER to polls that show public sentiment against equality for immigrants--however shallow and mixed that sentiment may be--can't be to wait for the Democrats to take a stand or do the right thing.

Democratic Party politicians are, by nature, cowards. They hate taking a controversial position that might lose them votes. Compromise and concession are second nature to them--which is why the Democrats are uniquely qualified to serve Corporate America on an issue where it needs to steer between the fanatics of the right and the legitimate demands of immigrants.

It's up to immigrants themselves and everyone who supports social justice to take that stand, loud and proud. We need to apply pressure from below to counter the relentless pressure on politicians from above. Our movement needs to become a pole of attraction on the issue of immigration, so the debate isn't between the center and the right, but our side against theirs.

Such a movement can take heart when Obama and the Democrats feel compelled to criticize SB 1070 and even take legal action against it. That can open space for a genuine immigrant rights position. But we can't depend on the Democrats to follow through.

The New York Times put its finger on an important connection between civil rights struggles past and present in an editorial in support of four immigrant students who were arrested for sitting in at Sen. John McCain's Arizona office:

The fight for reform is stalled. It could be simple acts of protest that ignite a fire. Half a century ago, it was young people, at lunch counters and aboard buses across the South, who helped galvanize the movement for civil rights, and wakened more powerful elders to injustice.

One important lesson of the actions of those young people 50 years ago is that they weren't deterred by majority opinion. As SocialistWorker.org columnist Sharon Smith pointed out, national polls in the late 1950s showed overwhelming support for the most vile elements of Jim Crow segregation. By 1964 and 1965, majority views had turned around 180 degrees. "There is no doubt," Smith concludes, "that the civil rights movement challenged and ultimately changed prevailing opinion."

Supporters of immigrant rights are finding that they, too, can make a difference by organizing and activism.

The 50,000-plus people who turned out in Phoenix for the May 29 demonstration against SB 1070--not to mention other protests around the country--dwarfed the size of anti-immigrant events. The spirit on the demonstrations was defiant--and the actions marked the rejuvenation of a movement that emerged with the mass marches of 2006 that opposed anti-immigrant legislation on the federal level.

Perhaps the racist right thought it could intimidate immigrants in Arizona and beyond with harsh new laws. But rather than cement "broad popularity," the attacks are provoking a vigorous response.

Thus, when a Columbus, Ohio, radio station started promoting a contest to win a trip to Phoenix for "a weekend chasing aliens," it took all of 24 hours and a campaign of phone calls to force an apology out of the station. The next target, as the National Council of La Raza suggested, out to be Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, to get him to move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Phoenix.

The coming months will be important ones for the movement, whether activism comes in the form of protests and marches, or boycott campaigns, or public forums in every part of the country, where people can hear the stories of immigrants themselves--and the lies of the bigots exposed.

The Alto Arizona Web site that spearheaded the May 29 day of action against SB 1070 is promising a "Day of Non-Compliance" on July 29, when SB 1070 is scheduled to go into effect. And more besides:

We will make this summer a Human Rights summer everywhere. Wherever the Diamondbacks play, protest. Wherever there are new police/ICE collaborations, push back. Wherever Arizona companies do business, boycott. Wherever there is injustice, we must shut it down.

The key to turning the tide against the anti-immigrant bigots is what our side does to counter the lies and stand up for justice.


Posted by Joe Anybody at 2:58 PM PDT
Oil Spill Cleanup - Here is a plan they wont use
Mood:  not sure
Now Playing: Company Website has the technology to solve this
Topic: ENVIRONMENTAL

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