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REAL NEWS May 25, 2012

Posted by Xaniel777 on May 24, 2012

TODAY’S NEWS : May 25, 2012

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Turkey set to indict IDF officers over killing of Gaza flotilla activists

 

From HAARETZ

By Barak Ravid | May.23, 2012

Mavi Marmara - AP 2010

People, holding Turkish and Palestinian flags, cheering as the Mavi Marmara ship returns in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. 

Turkey’s chief prosecutor is expected to charge retired Israeli defense officials, including former army chief Gabi Ashkenazi, for ordering the intentional killing of activists during a 2010 Israel Defense Forces raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, a report said on Wednesday.

According to the Turkish daily Sabah, Ankara’s chief prosecutor Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya is due to file a 144-page indictment targeting Ashkenazi, former Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin, former Israel Navy chief Eliezer Maron, and former head of Israel Air force’s intelligence wing Avishai Levy over the raid on the Mavi Marmara, which resulted in the deaths of nine Turkish nationals.

The report indicated that Turkey intended to charge the former officials for ordering IDF troops to intentionally kill, wound, and abduct Turkish activists, as well as encourage their torture and loot their belongings.

Turkey issued warrants against all four former Israeli officers, and they could be arrested on arrival in Turkey, the report added.

Israel’s raid of the Gaza-bound flotilla proved a watershed moment in Israel-Turkey relations, with the once staunch allies trading blame over responsibility for the incident.

Mark Israel Salem

Gabi Ashkenazi testifying before the Turkel Committee. Photo by Mark Israel Salem

Turkey has insisted that Israel apologize for the raid and its consequences, as well as pay reparations to the families of those killed; Israel has, thus far, refused to do so.

Sabah’s reporter Ibrahim Ayral said Wednesday that Yalcinkaya is expected to submit the indictment to Istanbul’s district prosecutor, who would then have to approve it and hand it over to the courts.

Despite the fact that the indictment is still officially pending, the report claimed that Turkey’s chief prosecutor indents to demand that  ten consecutive life sentences be handed down to each of the named Israeli ex-officers.

Furthermore, the report claims that the expected indictment also includes sections that have no direct link to the charged officers, including historical references to the link between Turkey and Spanish Jews in the fifteenth century, as well as between Turkey and German Jewry during the Second World War.

Another part of the document will provide Turkey’s response to claims made against the country by an Israeli investigative panel on the Mavi Marmara raid, headed by former Supreme Court justice Jacob Turkel.

The indictment, the Sabah report said, was complied following the hearing of 600 testimonies, including 490 of the Marmara’s passengers as well as family members of those killed in the raid.

Earlier this month, a report in Turkey’s Today’s Zaman newspaper claimed that Turkish prosecutors have completed their investigation of the IDF’s 2010 raid, citing Turkey’s justice minister.

According to the Turkey Today’s Zaman report, Turkish Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin said that his ministry had requested information from the Foreign Ministry on IDF soldiers to be included in an indictment related to the raid.

Following the raid, Israel established the Turkel Committee to conduct an investigation.

The first part of the Turkel Committee’s report determined that Israel’s takeover of the flotilla had been legal in terms of international law, but criticized the IDF’s preparation in advance of the arrival of flotilla as well as the operation itself.

The UN Palmer Report on the Gaza flotilla raid found that the IDF soldiers acted in self-defense, but used excessive force.

The report also found Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza to be legal under international law.

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In Memory of Rachel Corrie 2012

 

Published on Mar 14, 2012 by 

Description:
Written by : William A Cook
Narrated by : Anthony Lawson
Produced by : My Catbird Seat

Rachel Corrie was an American peace activist, who was killed by Israeli military on March 16th, 2003 in Gaza.

She was so moved by the Palestinians struggle to protect their homes and children from the Israeli Military machine that surrounds them, she made the ultimate sacrifice.

This video and poem pays tribute to her compassion. 

Rachel Corrie: Myths and Facts (http://www.ifamericansknew.org/cur_sit/rc-myth&fact.html)

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Obama Appoints First Ever Assassination Czar

 

From the Trenches

May 24, 2012 by Admin

John Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism advisor was a name that you did not see on the Mainstream media.

Most recently he publicly spoke about the drone program calling it moral and ethical and just.

According to reports from the Associated Press, John Brennan has now seized the lead in choosing who will be targeted for drone attacks and raids.

According to the AP, under the new plan, Brennan’s staff compiles the potential target list and runs the names past agencies such as the State Department at a weekly White House meeting.

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Facebook…I Can’t Believe You Fell for It…Again

 

From the Trenches

May 24, 2012 by Henry Shivley


Beginning in the fall of 2011, the international elite started pumping the US stock market up, in an attempt to get those Americans who still had a little money in the bank, to invest. 

They saw $15 trillion in private savings and 401K retirement accounts, just waiting to be stolen. 

They would pump a few billion dollars in, coupled with a propaganda campaign saying “strong recovery” and the stock market would shoot up by a couple hundred points.

Then when they saw no one was biting, they would pull their money out, the stock market would fall, and they would start devising a new scheme. 

This is when they realized that those Americans who still had money left were not going to be so easily fooled.

So the next plan would have to move slower in order to convince their marks that the recovery was real this time.

  So they slowly fed tens of billions of dollars in and put forth the propaganda designed to create the illusion. 

All of the sudden it was starting to look like a modest recovery with modest gains on the market. 

And still the investors were very cautious.

But there had to be a way to sucker the suckers in.  Then came Facebook. 

The corporate owned media hyped Facebook from every angle.  And then came the public offer. 

Of course the media created a scenario wherein just a handful of ultra elitist rich were going to make a mint off the deal and the average Joe was not going to be allowed to participate. 

And then they said, maybe just a few lucky small timers will be let in on the deal.

They felt the pole bend in their hand as millions of regular folk were on the phone with their stock brokers, trying to get a piece of the action. 

The stock brokers, they played the game oh so coy, telling their marks, “I might can get my hands on some shares, but we are going to have to put in a good portion of your portfolioin order to seal the deal.”

Then came the big day and BAM, billions were transferred from private savings accounts and 401Ks, directly into the accounts of the international banksters that orchestrated the con. 

Now we are watching the stock market fall as the seed money is being retrieved.

I can’t believe you people fell for it again, but you can’t say we didn’t warn you. 

Now to those of you who still have something left, a little free advice, from someone who will tell you right out the gate, I don’t like you as I am sick of livingwith the consequences of your stupidity. 

But if you have any intelligence you will transfer all your wealth into gold and silver and other precious metals. 

This will save you, not that you deserve to be saved, and not that I wouldn’t like to see you completely destroyed.

You see my motives are selfish. 

This economy is going down hard and after we have taken our country back and restored our Republic under our Constitution we are going to need as much gold, silver, and other precious metals in our country as is possible to start a new currency system. 

This will have to hold us over while we are recovering our wealth.

This will be a short term benefit to you. 

I say short term because we will be examining the records to see how you managed to thrive while the rest of us were being dispossessed. 

If you came by your wealth honestly, you have nothing to fear. 

If not we are going to take it away from you and deport you as punishment.

But look at it this way.  At least with us you get to keep it a while longer, that is if you do not fall for another scam like Facebook in the meantime, dummies.

God bless this Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.

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Blatant Corruption Exposed as EU Blocks France’s Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize

 

From Activist Post

May 24, 2012

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

Just after France legislators and officials moved to ban Monsanto’s genetically modified strain of GMO maize over environmental and health concerns, the European Union has decided to step in and re-secure Monsanto’s presence in the country — against the very will of the nation itself.

This should come as no surprise when considering the fact that the United States ambassador to France, a business partner to George W. Bush, stated back in 2007 that nations who did not accept Monsanto’s GMO crops will be ‘penalized’.

In fact, ambassador Craig Stapleton went as far as to say that the nations should be threatened with military-style trade wars.

That’s right, it appears the reason for the unprecedented move to maintain Monsanto’s deeply-rooted foothold in France has to do with the fact that the United States and other nations are continually pushing Monsanto’s agenda — even going as far as to threaten military-style trade wars to those who oppose the company.

As I reported back in January, WikiLeaks cables surfaced revealing some startling information concerning Monsanto’s deep involvement with back-end politics.

One of the most telling details involves a statement made by Craig Stapleton, in which he said:

Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits. The list should be measured rather than vicious and must be sustainable over the long term, since we should not expect an early victory. Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voices.

And that is not even the most shocking part.

WikiLeaks cables go on to state that United States diplomats actually work directly for Monsanto, furthering the agenda of the company across the globe.

Is it any wonder that France is being assaulted by the EU over its decision to secure the health of its citizens?

It becomes even more obvious when examining the ridiculous reasoning as to why the EU had to step in and block France’s in-house legislation.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rejected the ban on the grounds that “there is no scientific evidence” that shows “risk to human and animal health or the environment.”

Of course there is an overwhelming amount of research showing that Monsanto’s creations do in fact threaten not only human health, but the planet as a whole.

Even the EPA has warned over the fact that Monsanto’s GMO crops are spawning “mutant” resistant insects and subsequently requiring substantially more pesticides.

Consumers are waking up to Monsanto’s agenda and the dangers associated with their modified creations.

Over 45,000 comments were submitted on the USDA website in opposition to Monsanto’s new genetically modified strain, and only 23 in favor.

The corruption of Monsanto is now out in the open, and only serves to show how deeply rooted the company is within the United States government.

Is it any coincidence that a major head of the FDA was a leading employee of Monsanto?

Explore More:

Monsanto’s Blatant Corruption and Disregard for Health
Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize
Gardasil Dangers, Merck’s Political Corruption Revealed by Anthony Gucciardi
The Gardasil Timeline | A History of Corruption and Negative Reactions
Researchers Hid, Ignored Bad Results in Massive Drug Trial Corruption
Aspartame Exposed – GM Bacteria Used to Create Deadly Sweetener

 

This article first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information. 

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How To Communicate If The US Govt Shuts Down The Internet

 

From Alexander Higgins Blog

Alexander Higgins

 Posted by  – May 22, 2012 

A list of ways to stay connected to the outside world, which could become a life and death issue, in the event access to the internet is shut down.

Editor’s Note: Beyond the government shutting down the Internet, many more events can cut off internet access to millions such as natural disasters and cyber attacks. In such situations, being able to communicate with the outside world could become a matter of life and death. For that reason, be sure to print this out and save a hard copy because if your Internet does go down you are not going to be able to access this story.

Liberty News
May 21, 2012

Scenario

Your government is displeased with the communication going on in your location and pulls the plug on your internet access, most likely by telling the major ISPs to turn off service.

This is what happened in Egypt Jan. 25 prompted by citizen protests, with sources estimating that the Egyptian government cut off approximately 88 percent of the country’s internet access.

What do you do without internet?

Step 1: Stop crying in the corner. Then start taking steps to reconnect with your network.

Here’s a list of things you can do to keep the communication flowing.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES:

MAKE YOUR NETWORK TANGIBLE

Print out your contact list, so your phone numbers aren’t stuck in the cloud. Some mail services like Gmail allow you to export your online contact list in formats that are more conducive to paper, such as CSV or Vcard, and offer step-by-step guides on how to do this.

BROADCAST ON THE RADIO:

CB Radio: Short for “Citizens Band” radio, these two-way radios allow communication over short distances on 40 channels.

You can pick one up for about $20 to $50 at Radio Shack, and no license is required to operate it.

Ham radio: To converse over these radios, also known as “amateur radios,” you have to obtain an operator’s license from the FCC.

Luckily, other Wired How-To contributors have already explained exactly what you need to do to get one and use it like a pro.

However, if the President declares a State of Emergency, use of the radio could be extremely restricted or prohibited.

GMRS: The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is a licensed land-mobile FM UHF radio service in the United States available for short-distance two-way communication.

It is intended for use by an adult individual who possesses a valid GMRS license, as well as his or her immediate family members… They are more expensive than the walkie talkies typically found in discount electronics stores, but are higher quality.

Family Radio Service: The Family Radio Service (FRS) is an improved walkie talkie radio system authorized in the United States since 1996.

This personal radio service uses channelized frequencies in the ultra high frequency (UHF) band.

It does not suffer the interference effects found on citizens’ band (CB) at 27 MHz, or the 49 MHz band also used by cordless phones, toys, and baby monitors.

Microbroadcasting: Microbroadcasting is the process of broadcasting a message to a relatively small audience.

This is not to be confused with low-power broadcasting. In radio terms, it is the use of low-power transmitters to broadcast a radio signal over the space of a neighborhood or small town.

Similarly to pirate radio, microbroadcasters generally operate without a license from the local regulation body, but sacrifice range in favor of using legal power limits.

Packet Radio Back to the ’90s: There do exist shortwave packet-radio modems.

These are also excruciatingly slow, but may get your e-mail out. Like ham radio above it requires a ham radio license because they operate on ham radio frequencies.

TELEPHONE:

Set up a phone tree: According to the American Association of University Women, a phone tree is “a prearranged, pyramid-shaped system for activating a group of people by telephone” that can “spread a brief message quickly and efficiently to a large number of people.” Dig out that contact list you printed out to spread the message down your pyramid of contacts.

Enable Twitter via SMS: Though the thought of unleashing the Twitter fire hose in your text message inbox may seem horrifying, it would be better than not being able to connect to the outside world at all.

The Twitter website has full instructions on how to redirect tweets to your phone.

Call to Tweet: A small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company Google acquired recently, made this idea a reality.

It’s already live and anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers ( +16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855 ) and the service will instantly tweet the message using the hashtag #egypt.

No Internet connection is required.

People can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to the Twitter account, speak2tweet.

FAX:

If you need to quickly send and receive documents with lengthy or complex instructions, phone conversations may result in misunderstandings, and delivering the doc by foot would take forever.

Brush the dust off that bulky old machine, establish a connection by phone first with the recipient to make sure his machine is hooked up, then fax away.

You may not need a fax machine to send or receive faxes if your computer has a dial-up fax application.

NON-VIRTUAL BULLETIN BOARD

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the virtual world that we forget about resources available in the real world.

Physical bulletin boards have been used for centuries to disseminate information and don’t require electricity to function.

If you are fortunate enough to be getting information from some other source why not share it with your friends and neighbors with your own bulletin board?

Cork, magnetic and marker bulletin boards are as close as your nearest dime store and can be mounted just about anywhere. And if push comes to shove you can easily make your own with scrap wood lying around the house.

Getting back online: While it might be relatively easy for a government to cut connections by leveraging the major ISPs, there are some places they wouldn’t get to so readily, like privately-owned networks and independent ISPs.

FIND THE PRIVATELY RUN ISPs

In densely populated areas, especially in central business districts and city suburbs there are multiple home WiFi networks overlapping each other, some secure, some not.

If there is no internet, open up your WiFi by removing password protection: If enough people do this it’s feasible to create a totally private WiFi service outside government control covering the CBD, and you can use applications that run Bonjour (iChat on Mac for example) to communicate with others on the open network and send and receive documents. **needs more clarification

If you are a private ISP, it’s your time to shine. Consider allowing open access to your Wi-Fi routers to facilitate communication of people around you until the grid is back online.

RETURN TO DIAL-UP

According to an article in the BBC about old tech’s role in the Egyptian protests, “Dial-up modems are one of the most popular routes for Egyptians to get back online. Long lists of international numbers that connect to dial-up modems are circulating in Egypt thanks to net activists We Re-Build, Telecomix and others.”

Dial-up can be slow. Often, there is a lightweight mobile version of a site that you can load from your desktop browser quickly despite the limitations of dial-up. Examples: mobile.twitter.com, m.facebook.com, m.gmail.com.

AD-HOC NETWORKING

Most wireless routers, PCs, laptops, and even some ultramobile devices like cellphones have the ability to become part of an “ad hoc” network, where different “nodes” (all of the devices on the network) share the responsibility of transmitting data with one another.

These networks can become quite large, and are often very easy to set up.

If used properly by a tech-savvy person, such networks can be used to host temporary websites and chat rooms.

There are many internet tutorials on the internet for ad hoc networking, so feel free to google some.

Apple computers tend to have very accessible ad hoc functionality built in, including a pre-installed chat client (iChat) that will automatically set up an ad hoc “Rendezvous” chatroom among anybody on the network, without the need for an external service like AIM or Skype. Ad hoc network-hosting functionality is built in to the Wi-Fi menu.

Windows computers have several third-party ad hoc chat applications available (such as Trillian) and setting up an ad hoc Wi-Fi network is almost as simple as on a Mac.

Linux operating systems, of course, have plenty of third-party apps available, and most distros have ad hoc network-creation support built in.

BUILD LARGE BRIDGED WIRELESS NETWORK

Using popular wireless access point devices like a Linksys WRT54G, you can create a huge wireless bridged network — effectively creating a Local Area Network (LAN), or a private Internet that can be utilized by all users within range using a Wi-Fi enabled device.

You can also link multiple devices together wirelessly, extending the range of your network.

Most access points will cover a 100 meter area and if your wireless device is built to support the 802.11n wireless standard, you will get almost a 500 meter coverage area for each access point.

To build a wireless bridge, check out the dd-wrt wiki, and learn how to configure Linksys WRT54G as a wireless client using this Anandtech thread.

NINTENDO DS

A used DS family device can be purchased inexpensively. In addition to wi-fi, the DS supports its own wireless protocols. Using Pictochat, it is possible to chat with nearby DS users without having any DS games.

Unfortunately, the range is quite short.

Some games, such as the fourth generation Pokemon games, support mail items.

Thus you can send your message under the guise of just playing a game.

Mail items can be sent through the Internet if you can get on the net and you and your partner(s) have each other’s friend codes.

The original DS and the DS Lite do support the Opera web browser, but finding the game card and memory pack may be very difficult. Starting with the DSi, Opera is downloadable.

INTRANET

Your computer has the ability to set up your own INTRANET. This was done BEFORE the internet was popularized in two ways: Your computer dialed up other computers and sent them the contents of a message board, or local people people dialed into your computer.

A nationwide system can be set up this way with a central location sending to many cities then each city sending out the info locally.

BECOME UNTRACEABLE

If you’re going to post government secrets on your work-around site, you may want to set up an untraceable account.

Really, you only need a mail drop, an assumed name, a prepaid credit card you can get at many stores to set up service.

GET SATELLITE ACCESS

You can have very, very slow internet if you have something similiar to an Iridium phone, which would allow you to do dial up at 2400 baud, which at least gives you e-mail.

This will also work when your government has shut down GSM and telephone access, and will work pretty much anywhere on the planet.

If you’re in the right place, get yourself KA-SAT access which is satellite broadband and will not be routed through any internet exchange that certain local governments may monitor or block (unless that government is part of EU or er … Uncle Sam.)

BACK TO BASICS

Make some noise: Have an air horn or other loud instrument handy.

It may just come down to being able to alert people in your local geographic area, who would otherwise be unaware of an emergency.

You may also want to learn a bit about Morse code and have a cheat sheet available.

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