Thursday, October 23, 2014

World's First Robot Pilot Ready to Replace Humans

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As if the use of drones and A.I. autonomous systems aren't controversial enough, now researchers in South Korea claim to have developed a humanoid robot called Pibot that can fly any type of aircraft. As you'll see in the video below, one beneficial real-world example for the use of robot pilots would be in dangerous areas like Fukushima where radiation would threaten human health.

This is a familiar sales pitch for all types of robotics, but the mission tends to quickly creep into other areas that aren't so noble. For instance, it has been shown that drone pilots can experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder even though they are technically far removed from the actual battlefield. It's not much of a stretch to see these fragile humans who are prone to compassion get replaced by Pibot ... you know, for their health.



Transcript from Reuters here

Related:
Former Drone Operator Says He’s Haunted By His Part In More Than 1,600 Deaths 


Protect Yourself from Electronic Spying with 'Surveillance Self-Defense'

Activist Post

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched its updated "Surveillance Self-Defense" report today, a comprehensive how-to guide to protecting yourself from electronic spying for Internet users all over the world.

"Everyone has something to protect, whether its from the government or stalkers or data-miners," said EFF International Director Danny O'Brien. "Surveillance Self-Defense will help you think through your personal risk factors and concerns—is it an authoritarian government you need to worry about, or an ex-spouse, or your employer?—and guide you to appropriate tools and practices based on your specific situation."

Surveillance Self-Defense includes briefings on important security issues, tutorials on using specific privacy software like PGP and OTR, and guides for specific categories of users, like human rights activists or journalism students. People who are just beginning to upgrade their communications privacy can choose the "Security Starter Pack."

Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law

Brandon Smith
Activist Post

One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on the rest of society, right? One out of control (or “lone wolf”) citizen/terrorist could reignite a biological firestorm, so, should we not turn to government and forgo certain freedoms in order to achieve the greater good for the greater number?

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Canadian Terror Wave a Modern-Day Gladio

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

As warned, after multiple staged incidents used to ratchet up fear and paranoia in the build-up to US and its allies' military intervention in Syria and Iraq, at least two live attacks have now been carried out in Canada - precisely as they were predicted.

The first attack involved a deadly hit-and-run that left one Canadian soldier dead. AP would report in its article, "Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack," that:
A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, authorities said Tuesday.
The second, most recent attack, involved a shooting in Ottawa injuring several and killing another Canadian soldier. RT in its article, "Ottawa gunman ‘identified’ as recent Muslim convert, high-risk traveler," would report that:

Who Really Owns Your Home? Detroit Preparing to Foreclose on 142,000 Residents By 2016

Joshua Krause
Activist Post

Have you ever considered the legitimacy of property taxes? It’s one thing for the government to take a cut from your income, but there’s something deeply offensive about the idea of property taxes. It’s the idea that you have to pay your local government, year after year for the rest of your life, for something you’ve already paid in full. It’s complete nonsense.

It calls into question whether you even own your property in the first place. After all, do you really own it if you have to keep paying for it? It seems to closely resemble the medieval system of serfdom. The peasants didn’t own the land they worked on. They had to pay a yearly fee for the right to work that land, which went towards the nobles and knights. It was protection money. So at least they had the benefit of protection from the warrior class in those societies. Can you say the same of your local police?

I digress. In reality, you don’t “own” your house or the land it sits on, even if it’s been paid in full. That’s another benefit those peasants have on us. They didn’t have to pay some bank for decades, only to have their land taken from them when they didn’t pay their “yearly fee”. They were never under the illusion that the land belonged to them.

Low Inflation? Check Your Food Bill...

Michael Snyder
Activist Post

Thanks to the Federal Reserve, the middle class is slowly being suffocated by rising food prices. Every single dollar in your wallet is constantly becoming less valuable because of the inflation the Fed systematically creates. And if you try to build wealth by saving money and earning interest on it, you still lose because thanks to the Federal Reserve's near zero interest rate policies banks pay next to nothing on savings accounts.

The Federal Reserve wants you to either spend your money or to put it in the giant casino that we call the stock market.  But when Americans spend their paychecks they are finding that they don't stretch as far as they once did.  The cost of living continues to rise at a much faster pace than wages are rising, and this is especially true when it comes to the price of food.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sewing for Sustainability; Making Feudalism Fabulous

Beckwith James Carroll Normandy GirlHeather Callaghan
Activist Post

Without going on a diatribe about the hallmarks of modern "science" - a cult-ure of culturing the public - I would just like to say I've read yet another asinine piece pretending to be a study. It is a thinly veiled attempt to influence young people to "do without even less than you have now, and get used to it - embrace it. And by the way, you suck at life."

Read enough studies and you get a clear underlying tone: "You are worthless, you are small, you are the cancer on the earth, do without, don't even exhale or you might damage the Earth - you should be taxed for that..." and so on. It's not even hidden anymore...or wrapped in a nice bow.

This one, however, is a little more niched. Apparently, it's a huge, earth-shaking problem that young people don't know clothing repair - but not for the reasons you might think...

US Helping ISIS? One Accidental Airdrop vs Billions in Covert Aid

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Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

The Washington Post would report that the United States military accidentally dropped by air at least one pallet of weapons and supplies that ended up in the hands of the so-called "Islamic State" or ISIS. While a combination of factors about this particular story appear suspicious, including SITE Intelligence Group's involvement in quickly disseminating an alleged video of ISIS terrorists rooting through the supplies, one fact remains. 

While the US claims it has "accidentally" allowed weapons to fall into the hands of ISIS terrorists, in reality, the US has been arming, funding, and aiding ISIS and its terrorist affiliates either directly or through Saudi, Qatari, Jordanian, or Turkish proxies since at least 2011.  


Dormant Volcanoes Come to Life for First Time in 160,000 Years

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Volcanoes around the world are simultaneously coming to life, even ones previously thought to be extinct or dormant.


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Report on Ebola and Anti-Petrodollar Oil CEO's Death in Freak Plane Crash

James Corbett

October 22: National Protest Against The Police State

Activist Post

Every single day carries a new story (or stories) about egregious assaults by police against the citizens who have entrusted (and paid) them to serve and protect. Even the Bureau of Justice Statistics had to conclude recently that police brutality is grossly unchecked across the nation by the political system. Such unchecked power is even more frightening when we see police becoming as militarized as any Third World dictatorship. And of course, to back up this lawlessness is a ready-and-waiting prison-industrial complex that leads the world in caging its own citizens.

Shooting pets, tasering kids, no-knock SWAT raids, raping, pillaging ... you name it - and it will only get worse until people have the courage to take action in huge numbers and put a stop to this madness that has been tolerated for way too long.

The October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality. Please view their videos below and find a location to participate.

Fearing a Future Emergency, Governors Declare a State of Emergency

Eric Blair
Activist Post

When most of us think of a State of Emergency, we think of isolated natural disasters like hurricanes, winter storms or a flood that passes through. In those cases it's quite obvious when the emergency is over. But what if an emergency is declared for something that hasn't happened yet? How will we know when it's over?

Both Pennsylvania and Connecticut governors recently declared a State of Emergency, not because a disaster is taking place at this moment, but because bad things may happen in the future. This is an incredible development that citizens should be concerned about.

You should know that during a state of emergency your rights are suspended along with Constitutional restraints on government.

According to Wiki, a state of emergency "means that the government can suspend and/or change some functions of the executive, the legislative and or the judiciary during this period of time," and it "can also be used as a rationale for suspending rights and freedoms, even if those rights and freedoms are guaranteed under the Constitution."

10 Things About The U.S. News Media That They Do Not Want You To Know

Michael Snyder
Activist Post

Do you trust the news media?  Do you believe that the information that they are giving you is true and accurate?  If you answered yes to either of those questions, that places you in a steadily shrinking minority. Yes, on average Americans watch approximately 153 hours of television a month, but for their news they are increasingly turning to alternative sources of information such as this website.

Big news channels such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are losing hordes of viewers, and they are desperately searching for answers. Things have gotten so bad at CNN that they have been forced to lay off hundreds of workers. The mainstream media is slowly dying, but they will never admit it. They are still convinced that they can find some way to turn this around and regain the trust of the American people.  But it simply is not going to happen. The following are 10 things about the U.S. news media that they do not want you to know...

#1 The level of trust in the U.S. news media is at an all-time low.

According to a Gallup survey that was conducted last month, only 40 percent of all Americans have a "great deal/fair amount" of confidence in the mass media.  That ties the lowest level that Gallup has ever recorded.

How To Stop The Spread Of Ebola Without The Police State

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Amidst the propaganda surrounding ebola and the specter of forced quarantine, mandatory vaccination, the police state, fear porn exposing ebola around every single corner and under every single bed, as well as credible suggestions that ebola is not actually infecting anyone in the cases presented by the government and media, it is hard to determine the seriousness of the threat posed by the disease to the United States.

As mentioned above, there are a number of outlets and researchers suggesting the possibility that ebola is a manufactured threat being used to terrify Americans into compliance with even greater violations of their civil rights, an increase of the police state, forced vaccination, and dislocation. This suggestion is indeed a distinct possibility and one that should not be ignored. However, for the purposes of this article, we will work on the assumption that ebola is indeed inside the United States and that the disease is posing a real threat to public health.

Ebola Fear Sparks New Interest in Alternative Health

Jefferey Jaxen
Activist Post

We are witnessing a stunning reversal of events in the face of the present Ebola scare consuming North America. The drum beatings of fear played all to often by the mainstream media have given way to a symphony of personal empowerment, education, and a mass social movement to take back our health freedom.

The threat of Ebola initially grabbed headlines and paralyzed millions who lacked understanding. Answers were sought amidst the fear peddling and confusion yet few were being found. A disheartened population is now storming the 'alternative' media and independent health networks, websites, and radio shows for direction. What they are finding is currently propelling us all into a new, decentralized health paradigm.

OOPSIES! ISIS Video Shows U.S. ‘Accidentally’ Airdropped Weapons to the Terrorists in Syria

Melissa Melton
Activist Post

A new video uploaded by A3maq News, which reportedly acts as ISIS’ unofficial media arm, shows U.S. weapons that were airdropped into the wrong territory in Syria. Instead of land controlled by the Kurds, the weapons were dropped into ISIS land.

Oops.

The Daily Beast tried to play this off as the weapons accidentally ‘falling into the hands of ISIS,’ in the second paragraph of its article on this situation, after clearly admitting in the first paragraph that the territory the weapons were dropped into was known to be under ISIS control to begin with:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Crowdfunding + Cryptocurrency = New Media

Max Keiser

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the horror, the horror of the apocalyptic scenes that central bankers have wrought upon the innocent and the deranged alike. This apocalyptic aftermath of meeting the Colonel Kurtz-like central bankers is an economy in which the under-30s are left behind and the pauperization of workers through inflation. They also look at the testimony in the lawsuit by Maurice ‘Hank’ Greenberg in which it was revealed that then Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson lied to Congress! In the second half, Max interviews Mitch Feierstein of PlanetPonzi.com about how democracy has been vaporized in the UK and the result is the falling wages which have led to protests in the streets of London.



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TX Cop Coaxes Friendly Dog In Order to Kill Him

Image: Daily Mail & Cleburne Police
Amanda Warren
Activist Post

Maybe by now you have seen a disturbing video of an unidentified Texas cop that made coaxing, kissing noises to a few friendly dogs after getting a report of some loose canines. Then, opening fire, shooting one three times and killing it. It happened in August, but the Cleburne Police Department recently released footage, apparently from an officer body camera.

I post things like this not to go along with the tide of Americans "getting used to it" or encourage feelings of terror, but to show the true nature of police who indiscriminately shoot and kill dogs. Why do they do it? It goes beyond just "because they can."

One thing's for certain, it is not the fault of the pet owners which can easily be determined from watching. That's a faulty, repeated narrative that will hopefully exit soon.

WW3 Foretold in 1967: Islam vs. Zionism Until All is Destroyed

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This recording was made in 1967. Mr. Myron C. Fagan gives documentary evidence on how the ILLUMINATI became the instrument of the House of Rothschild in their endeavor to achieve a "One World Government". He uncovers many plots of historical events. All this makes chilling listening! What he speaks of way back in the '60s is truly coming to fruition as we speak. World War Three comments begin at 38-minute mark.



Mainstream 'Journalist' Reveals Agenda; Calls For Rape, Destruction of Syria

Anthony Freda Art
Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

It is well-known among informed observers and virtually anyone that has even the smallest shred of discernment that mainstream media outlets are nothing more than the mouthpieces for their respective governments, banks, and corporations. These outlets act as a clear propaganda machine drumming up the beat for war by the presentation of clever narratives, subtle falsehoods, and outright lies.

Such deceit relies on the trust of a beguiled public who simply cannot fathom the idea that they are being lied to on such a mass scale. Indeed, the secrecy of the true agenda is what gives propaganda its power. So it is very rare that mainstream outlets, their “journalists,” or other major figures openly state the agenda that is behind their reporting and gives purpose to their every word.

But this is exactly what Robert Caruso of the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Daily Beast, The Jerusalem Post, and other mainstream outlets did in a fit of rage yesterday evening.

New York Times FAIL: 'McCain No Connections To ISIS?!?'

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

“Conspiracy Theory!!!” cried the New York Times in its recent attempt to defend John McCain against revelations that show the Senator from Arizona providing material support to terrorism. The NY Times was called into action to “debunk” the evidence that McCain had met with terrorists, cannibals, and ISIS militants in Syria after the photographs of those meetings began circulating in the alternative media and more mainstream figures began to pick up on and run with them over the last few months.

From the New York Times, Rick Gladstone writes,

19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy

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Michael Snyder
Activist Post

Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you. The "economic recovery" that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage.

The percentage of Americans that are employed has barely budged since the depths of the last recession, the labor force participation rate is at a 36-year low, the overall rate of homeownership is the lowest that it has been in nearly 20 years and approximately 49 percent of all Americans are financially dependent on the government at this point.

In a recent article, I shared 12 charts that clearly demonstrate the permanent damage that has been done to our economy over the last decade. The response to that article was very strong.  Many people were quite upset to learn that they were not being told the truth by our politicians and by the mainstream media. Sadly, the vast majority of Americans still have absolutely no idea what is being done to our economy. For those out there that still believe that we are doing "just fine", here are 19 more facts about the messed up state of the U.S. economy...

Afghan Opium Production At ‘All Time High’ Following $7.6 Billion U.S. Counter-narcotics Campaign

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Paul Lawrance
Activist Post

Cultivation of the poppy plant in Afghanistan has reached an “all time high” following the over decade long U.S. Counter-narcotics campaign, according to government oversight investigators.

“After a decade of reconstruction and over $7 billion in counter-narcotics efforts, poppy cultivation levels are at an all-time high,” the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) concluded in its report released Wednesday.

The poppy plant is used to make drugs such as opium and heroin.