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Sign to Join CHD’s Submission to Stop FCC Rule Allowing 5G & Satellites Antennas on Homes

CLN Editor’s note: Just when some of us thought 5G mania had already gotten out of control, not only for its tremendous health concerns and cluttering of our roads and streets (with many 5G boxes), we now find out the FCC wants to make matters worse by incentivizing our neighbors to put installations on their homes. You wouldn’t tolerate your neighbor throwing garbage into your yard; if approved, those same neighbors can send additional dangerous waves into your and your families living areas, compounding the harmful effects of this scary technology. Please check out the article below, and take action on this important issue.

What is OTARD and Why We Must Take Action

The FCC is about to expand its ‘Over The Air Reception Devices’ (OTARD) rule (WT 19-71), to allow wireless companies to install 5G and other cell towers and transmitting devices (not only receiving devices as the name suggests) on homes. The wireless companies will be allowed to enter into a contract with your neighbor to install a cell tower on their home, without the need for a permit, without asking for neighbors’ input or permission and without any considerations to a neighbor’s disability, property values or other needs.

The OTARD rule expansion will allow a “Wireless Wild West” for 5G infrastructure and antenna deployment which will include the 1,000,000 antennas to provide the ground infrastructure for the satellites. The expansion of the OTARD rule will violate the Constitution and upend long-standing common law personal and property rights. The FCC  does not have the authority to override people’s rights to bodily autonomy and their property-based rights to “exclude” the wireless radiation emitted by third parties from their home.

CHD’s Action – Ex-Parte Submission to the FCC

To stop the FCC’s OTARD rule change and make it clear that We Do Not Consent to this rule and do not consent to be radiated in our homes, on April 16, 2020, the Children’s Health Defense submitted an “Ex-Parte” objection to the FCC. The Ex-Parte submission attacks the legality of the OTARD rule change and explains the legal ramifications should the FCC adopt the rule. It is time to put a stop to the FCC’s taking of our basic civil and human rights.

Press HERE to read CHD’s Ex-Parte Submission to the FCC.

Take Action – Join CHD’s Action By Simply Signing Your Name

We want to maximize both the impact of CHD’s Ex-Parte submission and the chance that the FCC will decide not to move forward with the OTARD rule change without further legal action on our part. Therefore, we need YOU and others to join this submission and tell the FCC “I Do Not Consent”. For too long we have allowed the FCC and the Telecom companies to take our rights and harm us. No more. We want the FCC to realize that its actions and abuse of power will meet strong and effective resistance and that we are going to be proactive in protecting and enforcing our civil and human rights. By signing the declaration below, you will be preserving your right to sue the FCC for its action or to join a legal action by CHD.

Help Us Stop The FCC’s OTARD Rule And The Wireless Wild West!

Declaration of NO Consent to be Exposed to Wireless radiation in Your Home on General Grounds and/or by reason of being injured from Wireless Radiation

I, the undersigned, do not consent to be exposed to wireless radiation and join the 4/16/2020 Ex-Parte submission of the Children’s Health Defense in WT 19-71. I declare as follows:

Objection on general grounds – I do not consent to radiation crossing my property boundaries and entering my home. I am asserting my Constitutional rights to privacy and bodily autonomy and my property- based right to exclude others. I consider RF emissions to be a noxious nuisance. I will consider non-consensual exposure in my home to be a battery. I assert all my rights under law, and demand that the Commission not amend its rules to allow people to place antennas on their property and extend emissions onto my property and into my body. If the Commission does so, I reserve my right to take legal action against the service provider, the Commission and each individual Commissioner.

And / Or,

Objection by reason of being injured – I do not consent to radiation crossing my property boundaries and entering my home as I and/or my child have been injured from wireless radiation and/or exposure to this radiation is aggravating my and/or my child’s medical condition. My and/or my child’s sickness is impairing my and/or my child’s ability to function and I and/or my child are therefore entitled to accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or under the Fair Housing Act. Anyone who irradiates my home and my body and/or my child’s body against our will is violating my and/or my child’s rights under the Constitution, the ADA and the FHA.

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.

 




Byproduct of Iran Conflict: Increased Surveillance and Detained Iranian-Americans

Image Credit: Waking Times

By Derrick Broze | The Mind Unleashed

While the world anxiously watches the situation in Iraq unfold, it’s important to understand domestic byproducts of the ongoing military conflict between the United States and Iran.

Specifically, the tensions between the two nations have lead to an increase in the questioning of travelers of Iranian descent who attempt to cross U.S. borders. There have also been reports of police departments exploiting the hysteria to increase surveillance and security measures.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released a statement noting their opposition to any “targeting of people for digital surveillance based on their race, religion, or nationality, at our border and in our interior.” As the Mind Unleashed previously reported, on January 4 more than 60 people of Iranian descent, including U.S. citizens, were held at the border between Canada and Washington state for many hours and questioned. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) denied that it detained or refused entry to Iranians based on their national origin despite multiple reports from travelers. According to a Buzzfeed report, a CBP officer coerced at least one U.S. citizen into providing the password to his smartphone before taking the phone away for two hours.

EFF has long argued, including in Alasaad v. McAleenan, that travelers have significant privacy interests in their digital data and that the U.S. Constitution protects such interests at the border,” EFF writes. “We’ve also argued that these rights are not suspended if an international traveler happens to be of a particular race, religion, or nationality. Indeed, digital surveillance at the border, if predicated on these factors, is both unconstitutional and a moral outrage.”

Following Donald Trump’s decision to launch a missile strike into Iraq and kill Iranian General Soleimani, the New York City Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department announced a boost in security of New York City and Los Angeles. EFF warns that there is reason to be concerned this security boosting could lead to an increase of police surveillance of Iranian communities.

EFF notes that in 2012 both the NYPD and the Newark Police Department settled legal claims brought by civil liberties groups opposing police surveillance and infiltration of Muslims in their cities. The surveillance included shops, restaurants, mosques, and schools. EFF also reminds Americans that in the build up to the Iraq war, the FBI targeted Iraqi Americans for surveillance.

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The Origins of the Thought Police—and Why They Scare Us

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By Jon Miltimore | Foundation For Economic Education

There are a lot of unpleasant things in George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. Spying screens. Torture and propaganda. Victory Gin and Victory Coffee always sounded particularly dreadful. And there is Winston Smith’s varicose ulcer, apparently a symbol of his humanity (or something), which always seems to be “throbbing.” Gross.

None of this sounds very enjoyable, but it’s not the worst thing in 1984. To me, the most terrifying part was that you couldn’t keep Big Brother out of your head.

Unlike other 20th-century totalitarians, the authoritarians in 1984 aren’t that interested in controlling behavior or speech. They do, of course, but it’s only as a means to an end. Their real goal is to control the gray matter between the ears.

“When finally you surrender to us, it must be of your own free will,” O’Brien (the bad guy) tells the protagonist Winston Smith near the end of the book.

 

We do not destroy the heretic because he resists us: so long as he resists us we never destroy him. We convert him, we capture his inner mind, we reshape him.

Big Brother’s tool for doing this is the Thought Police, aka the ThinkPol, who are assigned to root out and punish unapproved thoughts. We see how this works when Winston’s neighbor Parsons, an obnoxious Party sycophant, is reported to the Thought Police by his own child, who heard him commit a thought crime while talking in his sleep.

“It was my little daughter,” Parsons tells Winston when asked who it was who denounced him. “She listened at the keyhole. Heard what I was saying, and nipped off to the patrols the very next day. Pretty smart for a nipper of seven, eh?”

We don’t know a lot about the Thought Police, and some of what we think we know may actually not be true since some of what Winston learns comes from the Inner Party, and they lie.

What we know is this: The Thought Police are secret police of Oceania—the fictional land of 1984 that probably consists of the UK, the Americas, and parts of Africa—who use surveillance and informants to monitor the thoughts of citizens. The Thought Police also use psychological warfare and false-flag operations to entrap free thinkers or nonconformists.

Those who stray from Party orthodoxy are punished but not killed. The Thought Police don’t want to kill nonconformists so much as break them. This happens in Room 101 of the Ministry of Love, where prisoners are re-educated through degradation and torture. (Funny sidebar: the name Room 101 apparently was inspired by a conference room at the BBC in which Orwell was forced to endure tediously long meetings.)

Orwell didn’t create the Thought Police out of thin air. They were inspired to at least some degree by his experiences in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), a complicated and confusing affair. What you really need to know is that there were no good guys, and it ended with left-leaning anarchists and Republicans in Spain crushed by their Communist overlords, which helped the fascists win.

Orwell, an idealistic 33-year-old socialist when the conflict started, supported the anarchists and loyalists fighting for the left-leaning Second Spanish Republic, which received most of its support from the Soviet Union and Josef Stalin. (That might sound bad, but keep in mind that the Nazis were on the other side.) Orwell described the atmosphere in Barcelona in December 1936 when everything seemed to be going well for his side.

The anarchists were still in virtual control of Catalonia and the revolution was still in full swing … It was the first time that I had ever been in a town where the working class was in the saddle,

he wrote in Homage to Catalonia.

[E]very wall was scrawled with the hammer and sickle … every shop and café had an inscription saying that it had been collectivized.

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Killing Julian Assange: Justice Denied When Exposing Official Wrongdoing

Image Credit: The Mind Unleashed

By Philip Giraldi | Strategic Culture

The hideous treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continues and many observers are citing his case as being symptomatic of developing “police state” tendencies in both the United States and in Europe, where rule of law is being subordinated to political expediency.

Julian Assange was the founder and editor-in-chief of the controversial news and information site WikiLeaks. As the name implies, after 2006 the site became famous, or perhaps notorious, for its publication of materials that have been leaked to it by government officials and other sources who consider the information to be of value to the public but unlikely to be accepted by the mainstream media, which has become increasingly corporatized and timid.

WikiLeaks became known to a global audience back in 2010 when it obtained from US Army enlisted soldier Bradley Manning a large quantity of classified documents relating to the various wars that the United States was fighting in Asia. Some of the material included what might be regarded as war crimes.

WikiLeaks again became front page news over the 2016 presidential election, when the website released the emails of candidate Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager John Podesta. The emails revealed how Clinton and her team collaborated with the Democratic National Committee to ensure that she would be nominated rather that Bernie Sanders. It should be noted that the material released by WikiLeaks was largely documentary and factual in nature, i.e. it was not “fake news.”

Because he is a journalist ostensibly protected by the First Amendment guarantee of free speech, the handling of the “threat” posed by journalist Assange is inevitably somewhat different than a leak by a government official, referred to as a whistleblower. Assange has been vilified as an “enemy of the state,” likely even a Russian agent, and was initially pursued by the Swedish authorities after claims of a rape, later withdrawn, were made against him. To avoid arrest, he was given asylum by a friendly Ecuadorean government seven years ago in London. The British police had an active warrant to arrest him immediately as he had failed to make a bail hearing after he obtained asylum, which is indeed what took place when Quito revoked his protected status in April.

As it turned out, Julian Assange was not exactly alone when he was in the Ecuadorean Embassy. All of his communications, including with his lawyers, were being intercepted by a Spanish security company hired for the purpose allegedly by the CIA. There apparently was also a CIA plan to kidnap Assange. In a normal court in a normal country, the government case would have been thrown out on constitutional and legal grounds, but that was not so in this instance. The United States has persisted in its demands to obtain the extradition of Assange from Britain and London seems to be more than willing to play along. Assange is undeniably hated by the American political Establishment and even much of the media in bipartisan fashion, with the Democrats blaming him for Hillary Clinton’s loss while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has labeled him a “fraud, a coward and an enemy.” WikiLeaks itself is regarded by the White House as a “hostile non-government intelligence service.” Sending Julian Assange to prison for the rest of his life may be called justice, but it is really revenge against someone who has exposed government lies. Some American politicians have even asserted that jail is too good for Assange, insisting that he should instead be executed.

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China Begins Monitoring Brain Waves in the Workplace and Military

By Nicholas West | Activist Post

Like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, China is offering a grim vision of the future as it implements a full-scale technocracy that is still debated as a conspiracy theory by many people in the West.

I have been writing for years about the various stories that have emerged about developments in neuroscience that have included the reading of brain waves for a multitude of applications, good and bad. Naturally, for authoritarian control freaks, the idea of being able to directly monitor and analyze the thoughts of your population is a dream come true; and for anyone else who simply wishes to have more data at their disposal for targeted advertising or other economic management schemes, it’s technology too tempting to refuse.

South China Morning Post covers both aspects of this emerging reality, as they report that assembly lines workers, train conductors, and military personnel are having their respective hats, caps, and helmets outfitted with the latest brain-reading sensors to determine efficiency and safety patterns.

Concealed in regular safety helmets or uniform hats, these lightweight, wireless sensors constantly monitor the wearer’s brainwaves and stream the data to computers that use artificial intelligence algorithms to detect emotional spikes such as depression, anxiety or rage.

The technology is in widespread use around the world but China has applied it on an unprecedented scale in factories, public transport, state-owned companies, and the military to increase the competitiveness of its manufacturing industry and to maintain social stability.

[…]

The research team confirmed the device and technology had been used in China’s military operations but declined to provide more information.

The technology is also being used in medicine.

Ma Huajuan, a doctor at the Changhai Hospital in Shanghai, said the facility was working with Fudan University to develop a more sophisticated version of the technology to monitor a patient’s emotions and prevent violent incidents.

The Chinese government acknowledges that workers expressed initial concern over the perception that they were having their minds read, but after some acclimation “they got used to the device. It looked and felt just like a safety helmet. They wore it all day at work.”

Future plans include use for flight operators in airline cockpits, but it “means the pilots may need to sacrifice some of their privacy for the sake of public safety.”

Readers in the West should ignore this news at their peril. The foundation has been laid by heavy investment into the BRAIN initiative in the U.S. and its counterpart in Europe, the Human Brain Project. Not only have these projects been researching brain wave reading through direct skull application, as this news from China demonstrates, there also has been a heavy study into remote mind-reading.

While many documents have surfaced over the previous decades suggesting military interest in remote mind reading and control, additional concrete evidence came to our attention at Activist Post in 2013 when a whistleblower at Arizona State University revealed a secret DARPA program being conducted there using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. This technology stimulates the temporal lobe with electromagnetic pulses and can be employed for a range of uses.

Subsequently, we have seen a rise in studies of brain-computer interfaces with a distinct mention of mind control techniques being introduced with the same magnetic manipulation via “neural  (or smart) dust” or high-powered lasers that enable reading and manipulation from a distance.

Just recently, an “accidental” FOIA request resulted in other mind control documents being released; I’d encourage you to read that report here.

So, even though this news from China might appear shocking and advanced to many readers, I would argue that the technology they are using is rudimentary compared to what is already available, However, the fact that a major government with a population that is nearly 1/5th of the entire planet is beginning to roll this out should spark heightened awareness about where all of this is headed if we don’t consider the ethics now before this technology gets away from us.

Nicholas West writes for Activist Post. Support us at Patreon for as little as $1 per month. Follow us on FacebookTwitterSteemit, and BitChute. Ready for solutions? Subscribe to our premium newsletterCounter Markets.

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Apple Kneels Before China

By Jon Rappoport | No More Fake News

Photo Credit: Asa Mathat – All Things Digital

“You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won’t have it! Is that clear?!…You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-variate, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and sub-atomic and galactic structure of things today! And you have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and You Will Atone!” (Network, the 1976 film masterpiece, screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky)

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.” (Edward Bernays, the father of public relations, 1928)

Money, money, and more money.

This piece is a follow-on from my recent article about the NBA, China, and the tyranny of Globalism.

As an illustration of MONEY FIRST policy, here is a brief Deadspin.com quote:

“Fun fact: The company more or less responsible for the Opium wars and the annexation of Hong Kong still exists, still operates in China and is now a multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages hotels, convenience stores and shipping lines…”

The British company is Jardine (Jardine Matheson).

Bloomberg:

“’It [Jardine] is never far from the front of public memory in China today’…Indeed, up the river from Hong Kong on the mainland, portraits of William Jardine and James Matheson stare down from walls inside the Opium War Museum in the industrial city of Dongguan. Beneath them, a label reads: ‘Opium Smuggler.”

The point? Forget “public Chinese memory.” Just in case anyone thinks the Chinese regime still holds a MONEY grudge for the devastating 19th century Opium Wars, which the British, urged on by Jardine, leveled against China, in order to force them to accept ongoing shipments of opium, addicting millions of people—the “hated Jardine” is doing billion-dollar business with China today.

Principles first, until the cash arrives.

And also, currently: MSN.com:

“In a new letter co-penned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress, federal lawmakers say they have ‘strong concern’ related to Apple’s recent actions in China. The letter, which is addressed to CEO Tim Cook, zeroes in on Apple’s decision earlier this month to remove HKMap, an app pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong used to track the location of local law enforcement.”

“The letter goes on to criticize Apple for its other app removals. Citing data from an organization called GreatFire, it says, ‘Apple has censored at least 2,200 apps in China, which include Virtual Private Network apps used to circumvent China’s Great Firewall, and apps made by and for oppressed ethnic minorities, including the Uyghur and Tibetan communities’.”

Yes, the Apple leaders are really on the cutting edge of enlightenment, aren’t they? Superior consciousness. Grasp of global evolution. We’re all in this together. Unity. Citizens of the world. Heavens to Betsy, these spiritual masters aren’t just hawking cosmic bullshit about themselves. Certainly not.

“Yes, sir, we’ll cancel that app. Any other apps we can erase for you? Do you need any other favors? We love your 1.4 billion customers like first cousins. Do you need technical assistance for any purpose?”

Bow the head and bend the knee.

Big Tech savants and nerds across the board apparently still need a Daddy. They still need a pat on the head. There just aren’t enough Daddies in America. And they need a stern Daddy in a place like China. Generals in one army sometimes long to be privates in another army.

But no matter. The money makes the adrenaline flow.

Here are a few choice quotes from Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple:

“I don’t think that you’re born with gut [instinct], a gut matures and gets better and better over time, the struggle that most people have is learning to listen to it. Figuring out how to access it in some way. What I found is that even though I’m an engineer and an analytical person at heart the most important decisions I’ve made had nothing to do with any of that. They were always based on intuition.”

—Yes, for example, the gut instinct to just give in to the brutal Chinese regime. That was a personal revelation.

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.

 




Just as Digital Privacy Advocates Warned, Bezos Admits Amazon Writing Its Own Laws on Facial Recognition

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday that the company is developing its own facial recognition laws. (Photo: Fight for the Future)

By Julia Conley | Common Dreams

A casual announcement made Wednesday by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos that his company is writing facial recognition regulations for legislators to enact is exactly what “digital rights activists have been warning” would emerge from Silicon Valley unless lawmakers pass a full ban on facial recognition surveillance. 

Bezos told reporters at a product launch event that the company’s “public policy team is actually working on facial recognition regulations.”

“It makes a lot of sense to regulate that,” Bezos said. “It’s a perfect example of something that has really positive uses so you don’t want to put the breaks on it. At the same time, there’s lots of potential for abuses with that kind of technology and so you do want regulations.”

For a form of technology that digital rights advocates call “uniquely dangerous,” regulations—especially those that Amazon lobbyists have a hand in developing—are not sufficient to keep Americans safe from the privacy violations facial recognition can cause, said Fight for the Future.

“This is why we need to ban facial recognition,” the group tweeted.

“Amazon wants to write the laws governing facial recognition to make sure they’re friendly to their surveillance is driven business model,” said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future, in a statement. “But this type of technology…poses a profound threat to the future of human liberty that can’t be mitigated by industry-friendly regulations. We need to draw a line in the sand and ban governments from using this technology before it’s too late.”

“Silicon Valley’s calls to ‘regulate’ facial recognition are a trap, designed to hasten the widespread adoption of this invasive and harmful technology by implementing weak regulations that assuage public concern without putting a dent in corporate profits.”
—Fight for the Future

Fight for the Future launched a campaign in July aimed at pushing Congress to pass a full ban on facial recognition, following the lead of Somerville, Massachusetts; San Francisco; and Oakland, California, which have barred government use of the technology in recent months.

Fight for the Future and other civil liberties advocates warn that the use of facial recognition technology by federal, state, and local agencies increases the risk of discrimination, police harassment, and false arrests and deportations. Women and people of color are particularly likely to be misidentified by the programs, U.K. government data showed last year.

“Silicon Valley’s calls to ‘regulate’ facial recognition are a trap, designed to hasten the widespread adoption of this invasive and harmful technology by implementing weak regulations that assuage public concern without putting a dent in corporate profits,” Fight for the Future said Wednesday.

Matt Cagle, a civil liberties attorney at the ACLU of Northern California, tweeted that the organization would be on alert for “weak corporate proposals seeking to undermine” the efforts of cities which have passed facial recognition bans and lawmakers in states including New York, Michigan, and California who are pushing for statewide bans.

In the United Kingdom, Labour politician Darren Jones said statements like that of Bezos should push his members of Parliament to fight for a ban on facial recognition surveillance.

“We can’t outsource thought leadership and now even the drafting of our laws to private companies,” tweeted Jones.

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“We know that members of Congress are currently drafting legislation related to facial recognition,” said Greer, “and we hope they know that the public will not accept trojan horse regulations that line Jeff Bezos’ pockets at the expense of all of our basic human rights.”

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Julian Assange Tortured with Psychotropic Drug According To EX USAF Lieutenant Colonel

By Arjun Walia | Collective Evolution

In Brief

  • The Facts:Retired USAF lieutenant colonel Karen Kwiatkowski writes in an article posted at Lew Rockwell’s website that Julian Assange is receiving the same treatment as suspected terrorists while in captivity at “Her Majesty’s Prison Service” at Belmarsh.
  • Reflect On:Why has the mainstream media been silent regarding the treatment of Julian Assange? Why do they just slander him and not tell the truth about what’s really happening, and why he was taken?

JFK warned the citizenry about “an announced need for increased security” that would be “seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.” Today, this is known as “national security,” and it’s a term used to justify unethical and enormous amounts of secrecy that do not protect the public, but protect those in power and their corporate, financial and political interests. Theodor Roosevelt said that, “JFK warned the citizenry about “an announced need for increased security” that would be “seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.” Today, this is known as “national security,” and it’s a term used to justify unethical and enormous amounts of secrecy that do not protect the public, but protect those in power and their corporate, financial and political interests.”

This is exactly what Julian Assange did, and many others have and are doing, like independent alternative media outlets.

Transparency is what Julian Assange was all about, and the American empire, or more so the global empire, has been desperate to keep its secrets and prosecute anyone or anything that threatens their secrecy. That’s what this is all about. And they proved that with Chelsea Manning.

It’s not just people like Assange who are being demonized and hunted, it’s alternative media as well. The war on ‘fake news’ that’s been happening for the last little while has forced alternative media outlets that are presenting credible information to be deemed as ‘fake.’ Any media outlet who even questions a controversial issue has been made out to be ‘wrong’ or ‘fake.’ Who has been hired to do this work? One example is news browser extension NewsGuard, which promises to help readers pick out fake news. However, NewsGuard is funded and run by individuals tied to the CFR, Atlantic Council, and other prominent elite figures.

Below is a tweet from Australian journalist and BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker John Pilger, who made comments last month that shed some light on how Assange is being treated.

Assange Tortured with Psychotropic Drug?

I recently came across a post written a few months ago by Karen Kwiatkowski.

The FBI, Pentagon, and CIA are “interviewing” Assange. Kwiatkowski writes:

Interviewing is the wrong word.I’d like to say doctoring him, because it would be more accurate, except that word implies some care for a positive outcome.Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being “treated” with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ.

BZ is a powerful drug that produces hallucinations.

“Soldiers on BZ could remember only fragments of the experience afterward. As the drug wore off, and the subjects had trouble discerning what was real, many experienced anxiety, aggression, even terror,” the New Yorker reported. “…The drug’s effect lasted for days. At its peak, volunteers were totally cut off in their own minds, jolting from one fragmented existence to the next. They saw visions: Lilliputian baseball players competing on a tabletop diamond; animals or people or objects that materialized and vanished.”

She goes on:

It is difficult to know if the state is more sociopathic or more psychopathic.  What US government employees and/or contractors are currently doing to Julian Assange, and those who may have used Wikileaks as a journalistic avenue, may indicate it is the latter.  Torture, isolation, brutality, and the use of psychotropic drugs during interrogations and hiding this from the defendant’s own lawyers by denying them access — this is Lubyanka in the 1950s, not London and DC in 2019.

Allow me to get to the point.  The latest word I have received from England is as follows:

“[Julian Assange] is presently under close observation in prison hospital because he has suffered ‘severe transient psychotic episodes.’ My source(s) indicate these episodes occurred after two sessions of coercive interrogation at the hands of UK and US officials. The source(s) stated the HUMINT interrogators used psychotropic drugs in the course of the sessions.”

There are no words.  Nothing can be said.  2 plus 2 does equal 5.  The FBI is our own special Cheka.  The CIA Director’s hands are wet and her organization does not serve American values.  Rather than choosing to stay secretive for national security, the modern CIA must stay secretive in order to survive, because it has become functionally illegal.  Our president, who puts America first, is putting American values last, even as he tweets his concern for freedom of speech.

The agenda is to destroy Assange as a human being, and they may well succeed.  In doing this evil deed, in all of our names, America herself – whether we put her first, last, or somewhere in the middle – will have dug her own grave.

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.

 




Five Concerns about Amazon Ring’s Deals with Police

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By Matthew Guariglia | Activist Post

More than 400 police departments across the country have partnered with Ring, tech giant Amazon’s “smart” doorbell program, to create a troubling new video surveillance system. Ring films and records any interaction or movement happening at the user’s front door, and alerts users’ phones. These partnerships expand the web of government surveillance of public places, degrade the public’s trust in civic institutions, purposely breed paranoia, and deny citizens the transparency necessary to ensure accountability and create regulations.

You can read more about EFF’s thoughts on how this technology threatens privacy, encourages racial profiling, and stifles freedom here.

Amazon is aggressively pursuing these worrisome partnerships with police throughout the country. Yet it should be communities themselves, and not spy tech vendors, who ultimately decide whether their police may use new systems of surveillance of public places.

Reporting in CNET reveals that Amazon persistently reached out to the Chula Vista, California, police department and engaged in a multi-month campaign to convince the city of more than 270,000 to implement the partnership.

In an email to the Chula Vista Police Department, a Ring outreach coordinator played on fears of rising property crime in the town as a way to pitch the potential partnership. They wrote, “I recently came across this news clip of an uptick in home break-ins in Chula Vista… As an extension of Ring’s Neighborhoods initiative, I’m reaching out to share an offer to all public safety agencies that actively participate in either crime prevention or community policing.” When the police department did not respond, the Ring representative followed up to offer discounts and even a donation of a free video doorbell.

What emerges is a partnership that allows police access to a widespread surveillance network, and coaching from Amazon on how to gain access to that footage and how to talk to the public. In return, Amazon gets a big boost in its efforts to sell millions of cameras.

Here are five specific concerns about Ring’s spreading partnership with law enforcement:

 1. City money is subsidizing the cost of Amazon products

Reporters have shown that municipalities are paying Amazon up to $100,000 to reduce costs of Ring cameras by $50 or $100 for city residents. In addition, cities are promoting Ring at city events, which helps Amazon sell more cameras and ultimately make more profit.

The Monitoring Association, an international trade organization for surveillance equipment, is concerned about Ring’s police partnerships. The organization’s President, Ivan Spector, told CNET,

We are troubled by recent reports of agreements that are said to drive product-specific promotion, without alerting consumers about these marketing relationships… This lack of transparency goes against our standards as an industry, diminishes public trust, and takes advantage of these public servants.

 2. There is insufficient transparency about the partnerships

There’s a reason why Amazon was able to build up hundreds of police partnerships before journalists and civil liberties advocates were able to identify the widespread implications of such relationships. Reporting reveals that statements put out by local governments were written by, or approved, by Ring. This means that a large multi-national corporation whose objective is to maximize profits dictates what your local police department can and cannot say about the efficacy or necessity of Ring.

For example, Ring dictated almost the entirety of a press release from the Bloomfield, New Jersey, police department—and then, the company still required the town to make several corrections to unsanctioned additions.

It took reporting from multiple news outlets for the public to learn about the extent of these partnerships, which have rapidly spread without sufficient community input and local government control. The decision whether to plug the police department into thousands of new surveillance cameras should be made through an open, democratic process, and not just by corporate sales staff and police executives.

3. Police sell Ring products

The Ring-police partnerships turns what should be our most trusted civil servants into salespeople. As part of the partnerships, both via town-wide discounts and as part of Ring’s approved police talking points, local law enforcement are expected to promote the adoption of Ring and its accompanying app, Neighbors.

This raises the very serious question: do police think you need a camera on your front door because your property is in danger, or are they encouraged by Amazon to try to make a sale?

This arrangement will deepen the public’s distrust of police officers, and threatens to make citizens wary of any public safety advice coming from police. How would people know if safety tips are motivated by an attempt to sow fear, and by extension, sell cameras and build an accessible surveillance network?

4. Amazon’s communication experts coach police on how to get your footage

Ring seems to have anticipated public concerns about a large network of cameras, promoted by police, whose footage is stored by a large corporation.

Ring provides police departments with incredibly detailed talking points and response guides for questions the public may have about Ring, their privacy, and the nature of the police-Ring partnerships. Some of the questions Ring anticipated are, “What is the partnership benefit?”, “Is law enforcement able to access user data or camera through Neighbors?”, and “Why is law enforcements participation on the app useful?”

Perhaps most troubling, Amazon coaches police on how to best talk residents into handing over their footage so police don’t have to get a warrant. One method cited is increasing a department’s participation on social media and its community outreach. These are things that have supposedly helped police in other cities raise their “opt in rate.”

5. Police have your Ring camera on their map

Police and Amazon know where Ring cameras are in a town through the “Neighbors portal” map interface.  This facilitates police requests for footage from a particular camera. Amazon has also reportedly created maps based on addresses given during purchase at events where Amazon sold Ring at a discount. As part of the agreement for discount events in one community, Amazon promised to “provide the City with an address report for the products purchased in order to help the Arcadia Police Department track the location of Ring Video Doorbells and other Ring security camera equipment, and assess the level of community interest.”

Next Steps

As more reporting continues to come out about the privacy hazards of Ring and its police partnerships, more communities will likely step up to demand community control over whether police so dramatically expand their access to video transparency. In the meantime, it’s important for residents to think twice about any technologies that facilitate the proliferation of police surveillance on the streets where we protest, canvas for political candidates,  and move freely every day.

 




Why The August 29th Global ‘Targeted Individuals’ Rallies Deserve Our Attention

By Richard Enos | Collective-Evolution

In Brief

  • The Facts:’Targeted Individual’ activists are holding concurrent rallies in 21 different locations all over the world on August 29th, 2019. This will be the largest gathering of TIs and their supporters in the history of the movement.
  • Reflect On:Can we see how our intentional awareness of matters like the ‘Targeted Individuals’ phenomenon helps us all move towards creating the world that we all want?

Since I began writing about the ‘Targeted Individual’ phenomenon last year, I have received dozens of independent emails from people who identify themselves as Targeted Individuals, either thanking me for covering the issue or wanting to tell their stories, which consist of a whole range of invasive attacks from stalking and surveillance to EMF weapons torture. Not the largest sample size, to be sure, but certainly significant enough for me to think that we should take notice, especially since the reach of CE’s articles has been so drastically reduced of late. One or two among them, perhaps, are imagining some of the things happening to them, but there is no way to discredit this many people, especially when their stories have so many similarities.

And many of them express themselves very clearly and even eloquently about a problem that is among the most mysterious and baffling covert activities going on today. One of the people who contacted me is Thomas McFarlan, who is both a TI and an activist who has been writing about the Targeted Individuals phenomenon for years. His article “Targeted Individuals Plan Worldwide Protests in 21 Global Locations for ‘TI-Day’ 2019” not only provides information about the largest worldwide TI rallies ever, it also helps to give credence to the claims of those who feel they are being surveilled, stalked, and attacked by Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs).

Credibility Problem

For one to believe that ‘Targeted Individuals’ programs exist, one must first be able to make the leap above mainstream perception to the realization that some elements of government, intelligence, military, law enforcement, media, and even so-called human rights organizations are working together to perpetrate these experimental crimes. For this reason, activists like McFarlan have to first create the context within which these victims can be believed:

For individuals subjected to organized stalking crimes, TI-Day 2019 is an unique opportunity to work in concert with other victims around the world, to alert the public and honest lawmakers about these crimes, in a global demonstration that clearly shows these crimes are in fact occurring on an international scale. Although this demonstration of a global “concurrence of claim”, of organized stalking crimes, will of course be slandered by the powers-that-shouldn’t-be that operate these stalking campaigns, a demonstration of a “concurrence of claim” does have actual legal weight, no matter how much slander is thrown at the blatant reality of the evidence at hand.

The claims from bad actors within the media, human rights organizations, transnational organizations, and governments, that the people who report these crimes are delusional, fall flat on their face, when one simply reviews the hard evidence that proves these crimes are now occurring to millions of innocent people all around the world — evidence that includes very articulate accounts of these crimes from highly educated and professionally accomplished victims… Victims like Dr. Kauni Kilde: Surgeon General of the nation of Finland, Medical Doctor, and best selling Author; Cheryl Welsh: Lawyer, groundbreaking Activist, and Researcher; Ted Gunderson: Chief of the Los Angeles FBI office, 25+ year veteran of the FBI, and groundbreaking independent Researcher; Ramola D: Award winning Author, George Washington University Professor, and groundbreaking Journalist; Randy Quaid: Legendary Academy Award nominated Actor; Dr. Eric T. Karlstrom: California State University Stanislaus University Professor for 30 years, and groundbreaking Researcher; Geral W. Sosbee: Lawyer, FBI Agent, and Activist; Gloria Naylor: Legendary award winning and best-selling Author; Stephen Shellen: Hollywood Actor, Artist and independent Filmmaker.

The “concurrence of claim” is important because unlike most crime victims, who are believed by the public when they sustain assaults, invasions, or other criminal activities, it seems to be inherent in ‘Targeted Individual’ crimes that the victims are left to doubt themselves, and where there tends to be difficulty gathering compelling objective evidence of the crimes being perpetrated. Having people looking at you or following you in public, being made to feel your privacy is completely invaded, and being subjected to electromagnetic weapons which have various levels of mind-influencing power or infliction of physical pain, cannot help but lead to a state of suicidal hopelessness for all but the strongest-willed individuals.

In relation to all the other things we report on here at CE in terms of the activities of what we have called the shadow government, Deep State, Military-Industrial Complex or Global Elite, these types of experimental efforts to test out different mind-control, torture and crowd-control strategies against unsuspecting victims fits right in. These are the kinds of activities that would be conducted by powers that sought to create a global surveillance state, by instituting a political, economic and technological grid designed to secure the complete enslavement of humanity.

Why This Cause Needs Our Attention

McFarlan cites an official 2009 U.S. Department of Justice document release on stalking crimes in America which denoted that ‘13.1% of the 3,398,630 U.S. citizens that reported stalking crimes to the U.S. Department of Justice “Stalking Victimization Survey”, in the year 2006 alone, reported that they were stalked by a group of 3 or more people. So that amounts to well over 441,800 people who reported being subject to organized stalking, to the DOJ survey alone.’

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.




Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology Can Now Detect Fear in People

By Vandita | We Are Anonymous

(CD) — Privacy advocates are responding with alarm to Amazon’s claim this week that the controversial cloud-based facial recognition system the company markets to law enforcement agencies can now detect “fear” in the people it targets.

“Amazon is going to get someone killed by recklessly marketing this dangerous and invasive surveillance technology to governments,” warned Evan Greer, deputy director of the digital rights group Fight for the Future, in a statement Wednesday.

Amazon Web Services detailed new updates to its system—called Rekognition—in an announcement Monday:

WITH THIS RELEASE, WE HAVE FURTHER IMPROVED THE ACCURACY OF GENDER IDENTIFICATION. IN ADDITION, WE HAVE IMPROVED ACCURACY FOR EMOTION DETECTION (FOR ALL 7 EMOTIONS: ‘HAPPY’, ‘SAD’, ‘ANGRY’, ‘SURPRISED’, ‘DISGUSTED’, ‘CALM’, AND ‘CONFUSED’) AND ADDED A NEW EMOTION: ‘FEAR’. LASTLY, WE HAVE IMPROVED AGE RANGE ESTIMATION ACCURACY; YOU ALSO GET NARROWER AGE RANGES ACROSS MOST AGE GROUPS.

Pointing to research on the technology conducted by the ACLU and others, Fight for the Future’s Greer said that “facial recognition already automates and exacerbates police abuse, profiling, and discrimination.”

“Now Amazon is setting us on a path where armed government agents could make split-second judgments based on a flawed algorithm’s cold testimony. Innocent people could be detained, deported, or falsely imprisoned because a computer decided they looked afraid when being questioned by authorities,” she warned. “The dystopian surveillance state of our nightmares is being built in plain sight—by a profit-hungry corporation eager to cozy up to governments around the world.”

VICE reported that “despite Amazon’s bold claims, the efficacy of emotion recognition is in dispute. A recent study reviewing over 1,000 academic papers on emotion recognition found that the technique is deeply flawed—there just isn’t a strong enough correlation between facial expressions and actual human emotions, and common methods for training algorithms to spot emotions present a host of other problems.”

Amid mounting concerns over how police and other agencies may use and abuse facial recognition tools, Fight for the Future launched a national #BanFacialRecognitioncampaign last month. Highlighting that there are currently no nationwide standards for how agencies and officials can use the emerging technology, the group calls on federal lawmakers to ban the government from using it at all.

Fight for the Future reiterated their demand Wednesday, in response to Amazon’s latest claims. Although there are not yet any federal regulations for the technology, city councils—from San Francisco to Somerville, Massachusetts—have recently taken steps to outlaw government use such systems.

Activists are especially concerned about the technology in that hands of federal agencies such as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), whose implementation of the Trump administration’s immigration policies has spurred condemnation from human rights advocates the world over.

Civil and human rights advocates have strongly urged Amazon—as well as other developers including Google and Microsoft—to refuse to sell facial recognition technology to governments in the United States and around the world, emphasizing concerns about safety, civil liberties, and public trust.

However, documents obtained last year by the Project on Government Oversight revealed that in the summer of 2018, Amazon pitched its Rekognition system to the Department of Homeland Security—which oversees ICE and CBP—over the objection of Amazon employees. More recently, the corporation has been targeted by protesters of the Trump administration’s immigration agenda for Amazon Web Service’s cloud contracts with ICE.

In a July report on Amazon’s role in the administration’s immigration policies, Al Jazeera explained that “U.S. authorities manage their immigration caseload with Palantir software that facilitates tracking down would-be deportees. Amazon Web Services hosts these databases, while Palantir provides the computer program to organize the data.”

“Amazon provides the technological backbone for the brutal deportation and detention machine that is already terrorizing immigrant communities,” Audrey Sasson, executive director of Jews For Racial and Economic Justice, told VICE Tuesday. “[A]nd now Amazon is giving ICE tools to use the terror the agency already inflicts to help agents round people up and put them in concentration camps.”

“Just as IBM collaborated with the Nazis, Amazon and Palantir are collaborating with ICE today,” added Sasson. “They’ve chosen which side of history they want to be on.”

Read more great articles at We Are Anonymous.




David Wilcock Releases Important New Ebook About Attacks on Alternative Media

By Robert G. O’Leary

David Wilcock’s new release, entitled Declas: Social Media Nukes an Entire Generation … But Why is big – in terms of its number of pages and in terms of the breadth, depth and importance of its subject matter. It is a 258-page EBook which has just been made available online.

We are living through amazing times right now – full of great uncertainty and great promise. These are days of double-speak and double-crosses – liars spend a great deal of money hiding their mendacity by controlling and paying off social media organizations to demonetized and demonize truth-tellers. These paid-off social media organizations, such as Google, made part of their reputation as purported champions of net neutrality and free speech.

David Wilcock provides us with some insights into why social media giants are turning their backs on their customers (and in some cases even their profitability and long-term viability). He describes how organizations, like Google and Facebook, are controlled in part by some of the same people who co-own prisons, weapons manufacturers, and parts of the recording industry.

David discusses his own nightmarish experience with YouTube (a subsidiary of Google). He describes how other YouTubers would take his relatively small number of YouTube videos (30 or less in number) and “repackage” them with different names and recent dates and put them out as supposedly new videos. This was done without his permission and contrary to any copyright or other protections which he has over that content. He goes on to describe how YouTube proved to be a faceless, non-transparent, and unresponsive monolith – all despite hiring numerous lawyers to assist him.

Many of us have grown up on YouTube or have grown to like it as a replacement of sorts for the heyday of MTV and VH-1 –times when they aired music videos instead of endless (mostly sub-par shows). We fell in love with it, like the music stars that appeared on it. We found new musical acts on YouTube. We found obscure cuts from our favorite artists. We even found that we could listen to new releases of music, from our old favorites, on YouTube.

This channel was so cool, and helped us to cope with the irony of seeing classic rock stations refuse to play new music from the very musical acts that were indirectly paying their paychecks. For me, personally, Steve Perry released a great new album late last year, called Traces, after 24 years of silence in terms of any new recordings. He appeared on some of the TV interview shows and on some radio stations, but rock stations generally would not play his music. He was a big hit in places, like ITunes and on some of the charts, but in spite of (not because of) mainstream radio. And he was played by certain YouTubers. In fact, that is how I found out that he had released an album.

Yet YouTube has changed. The alternative media website, “We Are Change,” discussed this a couple of months ago, with its video, “Its OVER For Us and Independent Media HERE”:

Another video that discussed these developments was “The Golden Age of YouTube is Over”, on the website, www.theverge.com.

This new phenomenon at YouTube is monumental. Yet, many people may not really comprehend its magnitude. David Wilcock uses a “What if” scenario to help to bring it home for his readers. He asks us to imagine what would have happened if musical artists of the 1960’s and 1970’s had been suddenly de-funded, left to pay for their musical production, and development on their own.

Imagine a world in which John Lennon made a career of working in a local music store in Liverpool, Michael Jackson was a teacher in Detroit, and Pete Townshend ran a bookstore after his efforts at writing fiction and poetry never panned out.

Imagine they all did music on the weekend, and had fans regularly ask them, “Dude, why aren’t you famous, your music is amazing. To be sure, many talented musicians out there have had the talent to make it big, but never got the opportunity to do so, or blew any opportunity they were given.

The artists who did “make it,” have had tremendous impact upon our culture, inspired us, empowered us, brought us through depression, and even saved our lives. Some music has taught us to look at our world in a different way, and even to work to make it a better place to live.

Alternative media has made its own mark on our culture and is perhaps more homegrown and  unprocessed than even the music of the 60s and 70s, since we must keep in mind that only some artists were allowed through the gatekeepers of artist and repertoire for each of the music companies. David Wilcock shares insights about these subjects, and do much more, in this release. I urge you to check it out in its entirety, at the following link: Declas: Social Media Nukes an Entire Generation … But Why

David Wilcock also gives his take on why YouTube would be seemingly undermining its own interest by attacking some of its stars, and potentially losing out on its own revenues. His is a compelling explanation that suggests very nefarious and surreptitious actions are going on behind the scenes to support the status quo and the so-called Deep State’s interests.

Please let us know what you think of this important release in out comments section below.

Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.

 




The Rise of Facial Recognition Should Scare Us All

By Derrick Broze | Activist Post

In the last ten years, our world has been completely transformed thanks to the exponential growth of digital technology. Technological advances with computer processors and the Internet have quickly advanced our world into one that resembles some of the most well-known sci-fi films and novels. Not a single day passes without a report on an emerging technology or new feature in an already existing product. The last ten years alone have seen rapid growth in information technology, encryption, the medical industry, and 3D printing technology, just to name a few.

Unfortunately, as technology is a tool, there are equally frightening developments taking place in the first two decades of the 21st century. Specifically, the ability for governments and private actors to monitor and spy on the activity of the average person has nearly become accepted as the norm. In fact, it has become commonplace to hear Americans respond to warnings of Orwellian futures with the timeless trope, “If you’re not doing anything wrong, there’s nothing to hide!” This is what makes it all the more surprising to see a surplus of recent reports examining the dangers and implications of a world where facial recognition technology is commonplace.

Here’s a small sample of the current headlines related to facial recognition:

Even the Washington Post published a warning titled “Don’t smile for surveillance: Why airport face scans are a privacy trap.”

Questions surrounding the emerging technology have reached enough of a tipping point that just this week, House Democrats questioned the Department of Homeland Security over the use of facial recognition tech on U.S. citizens. The Hill reported that more than 20 House Democrats sent a letter on Friday to the DHS over the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) use of facial recognition technology at U.S. airports. The Border Patrol claims that they are rolling out the facial recognition program at a number of airports under a congressional mandate and with an executive order from President Donald Trump. Lawmakers say the program was supposed to focus on foreign passengers, not Americans.

The group of lawmakers wrote:

We write to express concerns about reports that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is using facial recognition technology to scan American citizens under the Biometric Exit Program.

The letter to DHS comes shortly after a representative with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) the House Oversight and Reform Committee said that the FBI has access to hundreds of millions of photos that are used for facial recognition searches. Gretta Goodwin, a representative with the GAO, said the FBI uses expansive databases of photos—including from driver’s licenses, passports, and mugshots—to search for potential criminals. Goodwin noted that the FBI has a database of 36 million mugshots and access to more than 600 million photos, including access to 21 state driver’s license databases.

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio reminded Ms. Goodwin that the FBI has access to more photos than there are people in the country. “There are only 330 million people in the country,” Jordan stated.

The TSA was also questioned about their use of facial recognition at airports. Austin Gould, the TSA’s assistant administrator on Requirements and Capabilities Analysis, said the facial recognition program has been helpful for travelers. However, critics say the potential benefits of saved time and reducing passenger volume should not override the greater risk to privacy. The TSA plans to have facial recognition tech at the top 20 airports for international travelers by 2021 and at all airports by 2023. The TSA has also previously expressed their desire to scan the face of every single American who enters the airport.

The push back against facial recognition—and biometric technology in general—has moved beyond words in some areas. Most recently, San Francisco became the first city to ban government use of facial recognition. Due to the success in San Francisco, California lawmakers are considering AB 1215, a bill that would extend the ban across the entire state. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) spoke in favor of the bill, stating that the technology has been shown to have disproportionately high error rates for women, the elderly, and people of color. EFF also warned about the dangers of combining face recognition technology with police body cameras.

The editorial board of the Guardian also recently spoke out about the privacy threats, calling the technology “especially inaccurate and prone to bias.” The editorial board also noted that a recent test of Amazon’s facial recognition software by the American Civil Liberties Union found that it falsely identified 28 members of Congress as known criminal. Although the technology is currently dangerous due to its inaccuracy, the Guardian warns:

It may be too late to stop the collection of this data. But the law must ensure that it is not stored and refined in ways that will harm the innocent and, as Liberty warns, slowly poison our public life.

It’s clear that the debate on the benefits and threats of facial recognition technology is not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s up to us as individuals to educate ourselves and inform our peers about the threats to privacy and freedom that are becoming increasingly more apparent every day.

By Derrick Broze | Creative Commons | TheMindUnleashed.com

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Julian Assange Tortured with Psychotropic Drug

By Kurt Nimmo | Nexus News

Retired USAF lieutenant colonel Karen Kwiatkowski writes in an article posted at Lew Rockwell’s website that Julian Assange is receiving the same treatment as suspected terrorists while in captivity at “Her Majesty’s Prison Service” at Belmarsh.

The FBI, Pentagon, and CIA are “interviewing” Assange. Kwiatkowski writes:

Interviewing is the wrong word.  I’d like to say doctoring him, because it would be more accurate, except that word implies some care for a positive outcome.  Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being “treated” with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ. 

BZ is a powerful drug that produces hallucinations. “Soldiers on BZ could remember only fragments of the experience afterward. As the drug wore off, and the subjects had trouble discerning what was real, many experienced anxiety, aggression, even terror,” the New Yorker reported. “…The drug’s effect lasted for days. At its peak, volunteers were totally cut off in their own minds, jolting from one fragmented existence to the next. They saw visions: Lilliputian baseball players competing on a tabletop diamond; animals or people or objects that materialized and vanished.”

Assange is being chemically lobotomized prior to being extradited to the United States to stand trial on bogus computer hacking charges that—and the corporate media won’t tell you this—passed the statute of limitations three years ago (see 18 U.S. Code § 371. Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States).

Forget about the statute of limitations. The US government has long violated both domestic and international law. It is a rogue nation led by an ignorant clown who opened the back door and ushered in neocon psychopaths notorious for killing millions. In normal times, these criminals would be in the dock at The Hague standing trial for crimes against humanity. But we don’t live in normal times.

The message is clear: if you expose the massive criminal enterprise at the heart of the US government, you will be renditioned, chemically tortured (a favorite of Chemical Gina, now CIA director), chewed up and spit out until you’re a babbling mental case like David Shayler (who believes he is the Second Coming of Christ). Shayler, a former MI5 agent, made the mistake of exposing the UK’s support of terror operations in Libya. Shayler spent three weeks at Belmarsh after a conviction for breaching the Official Secrets Act. He emerged from prison broken and delusional.

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.




Facebook Co-Founder Calls Out Zuckerberg & Says It’s Time To ‘Break-Up’ The Company

By Arjun Walia | Collective-Evolution

IN BRIEF

  • The Facts:Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes recently called out Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, stating that things have become out of control and that it’s time for the company to “break up.”
  • Reflect On:Was Facebook really invented to be a simple social media platform? Why do so many Ex high level US government employees work at Facebook? What is Facebooks real purpose and why are they censoring free speech?

It’s no secret that many people believe that Facebook has become a massive tool for censorship. Multiple social media platforms are now banning anything and everything that opposes certain political thoughts or corporate agendas, regardless of how credible it is and how much evidence there is to back up those claims. A lot of news that isn’t really false has simply been labelled as ‘fake news.’ It reminds me of what’s happening with vaccines today, for example, as the mainstream media (which never receives any type of censorship or “fake” labels) never seems to address the concerns and points that are made by multiple vaccine safety advocates, even when those concerns are expressed by scientists and doctors. Instead, mainstream media uses terms like ‘anti-vax conspiracy theorists’ and ‘fake news’ to make their point, while simultaneously influencing the minds of the masses.

Furthermore, if you look at some of Facebook’s employees, it’s not hard to see why they are censoring specific types of information. For example,  ex-DARPA Director and Google Executive Regina Dugan was an employee at Facebook. Nathan Gleicher worked at the US governments counsel for the US D.OJ. and is now the head of Cyber Security at Facebook. Joel Kaplan, a Deputy Chief of Staff for the US, is Facebook’s VP of Public Policy. There are several employees with similar backgrounds. Not many people know that Facebook has become a revolving door of employees between the corporation itself and the US government. We see this with various corporations like Monsanto and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as pharmaceutical companies and the Centers  for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This is why we must carefully examine the recent piece Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes published in the New York times, calling for the break up of the social media giant due to the “staggering” and “unchecked” power of CEO Mark Zukerberg.

Before we go any further, I want to mention that a lot of blame has been put on Zuckerberg for Facebook’s actions as of late, particularly when it comes to the censorship of information, mass surveillance, and sharing of information that most people thought would remain private. But is it really only Zuckerberg? Or has Facebook been ‘taken over’ by ‘higher’ powers and made Zuckerberg the ‘fall guy,’ or the one to blame? Something to think about.

In his oped, co-founder Hughes points towards Facebook’s “sloppy privacy practices,” “violent rhetoric and fake news,” and the “unbounded drive to capture ever more of our time and attention.”

He goes on to say that “there is no precedent for Zuckerberg’s ability to monitor, organize and even censor the conversations of two billion people.”
Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts and New England (USA) & “virtually” the world. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.