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REAL NEWS March 01

Posted by Xaniel777 on March 1, 2012

TODAY’S NEWS : March 01, 2012

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XANIEL’S NOTE :

{ Welcome to the end of the U.S.A. as you thought you knew of it ! The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),  goes into effect today.

Obama signed this little tid-bit of Nazism on New Year’s Eve when everyone was busy celebrating, even after he promised he wouldn’t sign it. Another promise broken, who’d a thought !

 For those not aware,  the NDAA grants the military the power to indefinitely detain any person it accuses of aiding al-Qaida or “associated forces” without charge or trial.

And if you think that sounds reasonable, allow me to add,  ‘ They ‘ get to determine whether any person is aiding said forces. And since they can arrest you without charges and detain you indefinitely without trail, the world will only have ‘ their word ‘ that you were really aiding said forces ! “  Still sound reasonable to you?

(President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Tuesday night limiting Section 1022 of the law, which requires military custody for terror suspects. The provision that allows for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, section 1021, remains untouched.)~ Courthouse News Service ~

(the provisions of the NDAA are so broad that they can be interpreted as criminalizing even reporting the views of groups the U.S. government classifies as terrorists. ( people like me ~ Xaniel777 ) Hedges, a former war correspondent, has reported on many such organizations in his travels throughout the Middle East. Chomsky, a harsh critic of U.S. foreign policy, has met with Hezbollah officials in Lebanon. Ellsberg and Jonsdottir believe their vocal support of Wikileaks might land them in indefinite detention should the U.S. government classify the anti-secrecy website as a terror group.)

So, Let me repeat this, WELCOME TO THE END OF THE U.S.A. AS YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW OF IT !!

On a brighter note, however, Virginia is fighting against the NDAA and won it’s vote, 39 – 1 !! Let’s get the other States to follow suit!!

If we can’t then it’s like Anonybliss on Twitter said, ” RIP 6th amendment : December 15, 1791- March 1, 2012 #NDAA 

But also remember this helpful reminder from beelint :  ‘ #NDAA #SOPA #OWS #RonPaul “All laws which are repugnant to the constitution, are null and void.”Marbury vs. Madison, 1803 ‘ ~ retweeted by American_Media_ from web. } ~~ Xaniel777

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Anonymous Takes Down Interpol For Arresting 25 Anons

From Alexander Higgins Blog

Posted by  – February 29, 2012 

Anonymous takes down INTERPOL

The hacker group Anonymous takes Interpol offline in retaliation for an international sting operations in 4 countries on both sides of the Atlantic which arrested 25 members

Earlier the hacker group Anonymous teamed up with WikiLeaks to dump millions of emails from the private intelligence company stratfor, which is also known as the shadow CIA.

Stratforgate: WikiLeaks releases ‘shadow CIA’ mail

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks has exposed more than 5 million emails apparently obtained by the hacking of Stratfor, the private intelligence company dubbed the “shadow CIA”. The leak may be as high-profile as that of the State Department cables.

The emails, dated between July 2004 and late December 2011, give a glimpse on the inner workings of the company. They show how Stratfor gathers confidential information from paid insiders, including senior state officials, and provides it to large corporations and US governmental agencies.

The private correspondence confirms that Stratfor’s area of interests goes far behind those of a merely civilian firm. In one report, an insider in Russian defense revealed sensitive information on the tactical ballistic missile Iskander, including its development progress and the use during the August 2008 armed conflict with Georgia.

The think-tank is operating as an outsourced spy agency, recruiting sources and pumping them for insider information (and, as skeptics say, disinformation). It lacks capabilities that true special services have, like using spy drones or secretly raiding governmental archives James Bond-style. But otherwise Stratfor operates successfully, turning secrets into cash outside of the usual restrictions and need for accountability that their state counterparts face.

The company’s spy network scoured for info on things ranging from health condition of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez to the laundering of drug profits by Mexican cartels, to the loss of faith in the Obama administration by US business elites. WikiLeaks itself was also an important topic of research for Stratfor, with more than 4,000 of the emails mentioning the website or its founder Julian Assange.

It also reveals Stratfor’s close ties with US agencies, from Marines Corps to Department of Homeland Security and what WikiLeaks calls a pro-American neoconservative political bias. “Stratfor claims that it operates ‘without ideology, agenda or national bias’, yet the emails reveal private intelligence staff who align themselves closely with US government policies and channel tips to Mossad,” the whistleblower website says in a statement.

WikiLeaks shared the material with more than 25 media outlets and activists throughout the world. The partners have been provided with early access to the database for journalistic investigation of the emails.

“Important revelations discovered using this system will appear in the media in the coming weeks, together with the gradual release of the source documents,” 
WikiLeaks says.

WikiLeaks did not specify how exactly it came into possession of the Stratfor emails. However, the company itself admitted in December that its data servers had been breached by the “hacktivist” group Anonymous. The hackers posted online the names, emails and credit card numbers of thousands of Stratfor subscribers.

Stratfor dismissed the leak, calling it “a deplorable, unfortunate – and illegal – breach of privacy.”

“Some of the emails may be forged or altered to include inaccuracies; some may be authentic. We will not validate either. Nor will we explain the thinking that went into them. Having had our property stolen, we will not be victimized twice by submitting to questioning about them,” the company said in a statement.

It went on to confirm that the WikiLeaks disclosure must come from the Anonymous hack.

Source: RT

 

In an apparent direct reaction to the leaked emails, INTERPOL launched an international crackdown which led to the arrest of 25 members of the Hacker groups anonymous and the seizure of 250 computing devices seized in searches  of 40 locations in 15 cities.

25 Alleged Anons Arrested in International Crackdown

Police in four nations arrested 25 alleged participants in the Anonymous collective Tuesday for attacks against websites in Columbia and Chile dating from the middle of 2011.

Officers in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain worked together in “Operation Unmask,” seizing 250 pieces of equipment, including phones, during searches of 40 locations in 15 cities, according to INTERPOL. The arrestees were between the ages of 17 and 40, but their names and locations were not released.

“This operation shows that crime in the virtual world does have real consequences for those involved, and that the Internet cannot be seen as a safe haven for criminal activity, no matter where it originates or where it is targeted,” said Bernd Rossbach, Acting INTERPOL Executive Director of Police Services, in the INTERPOL release.

The arrests come as Anonymous has become a powerful online force. On Monday, WikiLeaks sprang back to life, publishing e-mails from a controversial private intelligence firm known as Stratfor that were obtained by Anonymous hackers. Anonymous’ recent activities have ranged from coordinating protests against ACTA in Europe and supporting the Arab Spring with online logistics to conducting regularly scheduled Friday hacks intended to embarrass law enforcement and corporations.

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Spanish police traced back IP addresses from server logs, leading to 10 suspects in Argentina, six in Chile and five in Colombia, responsible for defacement of websites and publishing confidential data, including the personal data of the security detail of unnamed top officials, according to Agence France Presse.

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Source:Wired

Now, Anonymous has struck back by taking INTERPOL offline.

Anonymous bring down Interpol website in retaliation for 25 arrests

Supporters of the Anonymous hacker group attacked Interpol’s main website after the international police agency conducted a number of hacker arrests across the globe.

The website Interpol.int was unreachable for a half hour on Wednesday, Forbes reports. Access was later restored, although the loading time remains slow. The attack appears to have been conducted using a botnet. Anonymous Twitter accounts tweeted “interpol.int seems to be #TangoDown. We can’t say that this surprises us much,” and “Looks like interpol.int is having some traffic issues. Now who would have expected that?”

The attacks came as Interpol announced the arrests of 25 suspected Anonymous members, aged between 17 and 40, who it alleges planned coordinated cyber-attacks against Colombia’s defense ministry and presidential websites, Chile’s Endesa electricity company and national library, among other targets. The arrests were part of Operation Unmask, during which police in Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Spain seized computers, mobile phones, credit cards and cash at 40 locations in 15 cities.

Among the 25 under arrest are four Anonymous hackers detained by police in Spain earlier on Tuesday under claims that they conducted attacks on Spanish political parties’ websites. The Spanish National Police also said two servers in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic had been blocked as part of Operation Unmask, and that a manager of Anonymous’ operations in Spain and Latin America, known by the aliases “Thunder” and “Pacotron,” was among those arrested.

The four are also suspected of vandalizing websites, conducting DDoS attacks and publishing sensitive data on police officers assigned to Spain’s royal palace and its prime minister’s office.

SourceRT

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Occupy DC protesters arrested outside Monsanto

 

From 12160.info

Site *ADMINS*

Occupy DC said 12 of its members were arrested Wednesday while protesting outside the offices of agriculture giant Monsanto as part of a national day to “shut down the corporations.”

The group was protesting in solidarity with Occupy Portland, which called for a national day of action to shut down corporations with ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council. According to Occupy Portland’s Call to Action statement, ALEC “is a prime example of the way corporations buy off legislators and craft legislation that serves the interests of corporations and not people.”

D.C. Police Officer William Farr said early Wednesday that about 50 people came to Monsanto’s offices at 13th and I streets and tried to block off the doors. Farr said that the protesters were on public space and that people who work in the building were able to enter it.

But later, protesters blocked the doors to the building – forming a line around all entrances – and scuffled with police outside,

http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/dc/2012/02/occupy-dc-protesters…

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19 Signs That America Has Become A Crazy Control Freak Nation Where Almost Everything Is Illegal

 

From Activist Post

Michael Snyder, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

Do you think that you are free?  Most Americans would still probably answer “yes” to that question, but is that really the case?

In the film Edge of Darkness, Mel Gibson stated that “everything is illegal in Massachusetts”.  Well, the same could pretty much be said for the United States as a whole.

Our lives are governed by millions of laws, rules and regulations and more are being piled on all the time.  In fact, 40,000 new laws just went into effect in January.

Every single new law restricts your freedom just a little bit more.  The truth is that America has become a crazy control freak nation where virtually everything that we do is highly regulated.  You have probably broken multiple laws today that you don’t even know exist.

We have all become criminals and lawbreakers because almost everything is illegal at this point.  Our politicians are convinced that they are “making life better” by piling gigantic mountains of laws onto our backs, and law enforcement authorities are convinced that they are helping society by “cracking down on crime”, but the reality is that our liberties and our freedoms are being strangled by all of this government oppression.  This is not the way that America is supposed to work.

Yes, every society needs laws.  But the laws should be short enough and simple enough that everybody can read them and understand them.

In America today, there is no possible way that any of us could ever read all of the laws that apply to us.  Most of us just live our daily lives and try to do the “right” thing.  But there is no guarantee that men with guns will not show up at your door one evening because of some obscure regulation that you have broken.

The following are 19 signs that America has become a crazy control freak nation where almost everything is illegal.

#1 One California town is actually considering making it illegal to smoke in your own backyard.

#2 In Louisiana, a church was recently ordered to stop giving out water because it did not have a permit to do so.

#3 In the United States it is illegal to operate a train that does not have an “F” painted on the front.  Apparently without that “F” we all might not know where the front of the train is.

#4 In many U.S. states is it now illegal to collect rain that falls from the sky on to your own property.

#5 In America today it is illegal to milk your cow and sell the milk to your neighbor.  If you do this, there is a good chance that federal agents will raid your home at the crack of dawn.

#6 In Washington D.C. it is illegal not to recycle cat litter.

#7 It is illegal to give a tour of the monuments in Washington D.C.without a license.

#8 In the United States it is illegal to sell natural cures for cancer — even if they work.

#9 In the state of Massachusetts it is illegal to deface a milk carton.

#10 In the state of Alabama, bear wrestling is completely illegal.

#11 In Fairbanks, Alaska it is illegal to give alcoholic beverages to a moose.

#12 In Lake Elmo, Minnesota it is illegal to sell pumpkins or Christmas trees that are grown outside city limits.

#13 There is a federal law that makes it illegal to beannoyingon the Internet.

#14 If you register with a false name on MySpace or Facebook you could potentially “spend five years in federal prison“.

#15 In Hazelwood, Missouri it is illegal for little girls to sell girl scout cookies in the front yards of their own homes.

#16 All over the United States lemonade stands run by children are being shut down because they do not have the proper permits.

#17 In Florida, it is illegal to bring a plastic butter knife to school.

#18 In San Juan Capistrano, California it is illegal to hold a home Bible study without a “conditional use permit“.

#19 In the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania it is illegal to make even a single dollar from a blog unless you buy a $300 business license.

Sadly, this list of crazy laws and ridiculous regulations could be thousands long.

We are a nation run by a bunch of control freaks who do not care about our liberties and our freedoms.

Every once in a while, John Stossel does some really great reporting.  An example of this is posted below.  In this 40-minute video, Stossel goes into great detail about how almost everything is illegal in America today.  In particular, the first 20 minutes are absolutely excellent.  If you have not seen this yet, I highly encourage you to check it out.

This article first appeared here at the American Dream.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.

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Obama Promises Israel Use Of Bases For Iran Attack If It Will Wait

 

From InfoWars.com

Richard Silverstein
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Obama is so desperate, if this account is to be believed, that he’s offered Israel use of our Middle East bases from which to launch its attack at a later date:

U.S. intelligence and special operations officials have tried to keep a dialogue going with Israel despite the high-level impasse, offering options such as allowing Israel to use U.S. bases in the region to launch such a strike, as a way to make sure the Israelis give the Americans a heads-up, according to the U.S. official and a former U.S. official with knowledge of the communications.

READ FULL STORY HERE…

COMMENTS :

What the hell does “at a later date” mean?!?

Were I President Obama, that would definitely have to mean after the November elections this year.

Were I a betting human being, I would bet that Netanyahu will strike at the worst possible political time for President Obama.

But here’s what I would propose if Israel strikes Iran, particularly without informing the US beforehand:

1. The immediate cessation of all military and financial aid by the US to Israel (already illegal under the Symington Amendment, because Israel has nuclear weapons, and refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT.)

2. The recall of our Ambassador from Tel Aviv.

3. The declaration that all Israeli politicians are persona non grata in the US.

4. The banning of all Israeli items from American stores.

5. Decreeing that all members of AIPAC must register as agents of a foreign government. ~~ Mike Rivero WRH.com

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