Daily Archives: June 20, 2016

After ‘Terror Watchlist’ Disarmament, ‘Haters’ will be Next in Line


“You all are intolerant. I don’t want to coexist with this hate,” a female SJW (“social justice warrior”) at Portland State University tells members of Students for Trump…“We’re gonna make it against the law for this,” she threatens in response to their peaceful promotion of an ideology she hates. “We are going to expand the definition of ‘hate speech’ to include what you are doing right here.”

And only a fool would believe that she is not dead serious. — jtl, 419

by David Codrea via Oath Keepers

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The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1) Casey, seen here with scowling fellow freedom-hater Chuck Schumer, wants to disarm people SUSPECTED of being guilty of a misdemeanor “hate crime.” (Photo: Bob Casey/Twitter)

“You all are intolerant. I don’t want to coexist with this hate,” a female SJW (“social justice warrior”) at Portland State University tells members of Students for Trump.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2)    “We’re gonna make it against…

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Uzbekistan launches its 38th own-brand social network

State-owned sites over little more than regular updates about the president, Islam Karimov.
State-owned sites over little more than regular updates about the president, Islam Karimov. Photograph: STRINGER/Reuters

The launch of yet another state-run social media site in Uzbekistan has highlighted the government’s contradictory attempts to control the internet.

From just 7,500 internet users in 2000, online access as soared in the last 15 years, with current estimates suggesting 12.7 million people in the country are now online.

But while the government has been largely supportive of this growth, it continues to be highly suspicious of social media.

Market researchers J’son & Partners estimated that the number of social network users in Uzbekistan grew by 40% per year between 2010 and 2014, the highest rate in the entire post-Soviet world.

In response, the government has created no less than 38 of its own networking sites, although only eight of them are currently operational. The latest addition is Davra.uz, officially launched on 1 June .

Built by a state-owned tech development centre with support from the ministry of IT and communications, Davra gained nearly 6,000 registered users within its first week of operation.

But these local networks cannot hope to compete with their massive international counterparts. According to the independent US-based online market research company Internet World Stats, Uzbekistan has 450,000 Facebook users, and at least 900,000 others use the Russian social network Odnoklassniki.

Though Uzbek social media provides the perfect advertising platform for local business, they are also seen as a way for the state to try and lure media users to domestic networks, where it is easier to monitor activity.

continue https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/17/uzbekistan-launches-state-social-networks-facebook?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1

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Iran: We Can Walk Away From Nuclear Deal

We have pointed out repeatedly that, while Iran likely will cheat on its nuclear agreement, it doesn’t have to. Its incentive to enter into the deal was the end of sanctions. That objective has now been achieved. Iran has gotten something like $100 billion in cash, and has entered into numerous development agreements with Russia and other countries. Having gotten what it needed from the deal, Iran can walk away at will and resume its nuclear weapons development, full speed.

That was the message from Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran:

Behrouz Kamalvandi warned the US and other world powers that Tehran can return its nuclear program to conditions before the July deal much faster than estimated by them.

“Since the beginning, we have foreseen measures for return scenarios and if needed, we are ready to create conditions rapidly that will certainly surprise the other side,” Kamalvandi said on Thursday.

“If we decide to return to the past conditions for the other side’s non-compliance to the nuclear deal, naturally, we can have highly good conditions rapidly using advanced centrifuges,” he added.

Of course they can. Currently, Iran’s leaders are threatening to abandon the agreement on account of purported breaches by Western countries. But they don’t really need an excuse. Such a fig leaf would probably be welcomed more by Barack Obama and John Kerry than by the mullahs.

continue http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/06/iran-we-can-walk-away-from-nuclear-deal.php

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Banking on Cluster Bombs: JP Morgan Invests in Banned Weapons


“It is an absolute outrage that financial institutions are investing billions into … weapons which are banned under international law.”

More than 155 financial institutions have invested billions of dollars in companies making cluster bombs, weapons banned under international law because of their impact on civilians, an advocacy group said Thursday, according to Reuters.

The firms invested more than US$28 billion in seven producers of cluster munitions between June 2012 and April 2016, according to a report by PAX, a Dutch campaigning organization.

“It is an absolute outrage that financial institutions are investing billions into companies that produce weapons which are banned under international law,” said Suzanne Oosterwijk, author of the report. “It is time for financial institutions to stop disregarding the international norm.”

Cluster munitions explode in the air and scatter smaller “bomblets” over a huge area that detonate when stepped on or picked up. They leave behind large numbers of unexploded ordnance, which can kill or maim civilians long after a war has ended. According to monitors, the weapons have been used recently in Yemen, Sudan, Ukraine, Libya and Syria.

continue http://www.globalresearch.ca/banking-on-cluster-bombs-jp-morgan-invests-in-banned-weapons/5531401

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(((Harvard Professor:))) Treat Christians and Conservatives Like They are Nazis at End of WW II — The Grey Enigma

Originally posted on saboteur365: HARVARD PROFESSOR MARK TUSHNET. Exactly how were “Nazis” treated after World World II? Well, I know the Soviets raped German women. And I know that Eisenhower deliberately starved a million German prisoners of war to death. Is that what leftist true believer Jew Mark Tushnet has in mind? The following article…

via (((Harvard Professor:))) Treat Christians and Conservatives Like They are Nazis at End of WW II — The Grey Enigma

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Did ‘Cloud Seeding’ Cause Historic Floods?

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From the manual Simple Sabotage Field Manual (PDF).

In 1944, the Office of Strategic Services—the predecessor of the post-war CIA—was concerned with sabotage directed against enemies of the US military. Among their ephemera, declassified and published today by the CIA, is a fascinating document called the Simple Sabotage Field Manual (PDF). It’s not just about blowing things up; a lot of its tips are concerned with how sympathizers with the allied cause can impair enemy material production and morale:

Managers and Supervisors: To lower morale and production, be pleasant to inefficient workers; give them undeserved promotions. Discriminate against efficient workers; complain unjustly about their work.
Employees: Work slowly. Think of ways to increase the number of movements needed to do your job: use a light hammer instead of a heavy one; try to make a small wrench do instead of a big one.
Organizations and Conferences: When possible, refer all matters to committees, for “further study and consideration.” Attempt to make the committees as large and bureaucratic as possible. Hold conferences when there is more critical work to be done.
Telephone: At office, hotel and local telephone switchboards, delay putting calls through, give out wrong numbers, cut people off “accidentally,” or forget to disconnect them so that the line cannot be used again.
Transportation: Make train travel as inconvenient as possible for enemy personnel. Issue two tickets for the same seat on a train in order to set up an “interesting” argument.

Some of these sabotage methods are commonplace tactics deployed in everyday workplace feuds. It’s often hard to know where incompetence ends and malice begins: the beauty of organizations is that most of them have no effective immune systems against such deliberate excesses of incompetence.

continue http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2016/05/updating-a-classic.html

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Democratic Congresswoman Suggests Trump May Be a Clinton Plant

Some conservative Republicans disgusted by Donald Trump’s offensive, scorched-earth campaign have long suspected their party’s nominee to be secretly in league with his erstwhile friends Bill and Hillary Clinton. They wonder whether Bill Clinton and Trump worked out an agreement — perhaps during the course of that “casual” phone call between the two last May — designed to hand Hillary Clinton the White House while tarnishing the GOP’s brand for a generation. It’s been dismissed by many as a conspiracy theory. But as Trump continues to offend with racially charged rhetoric and his own outlandish theories, a top Democratic lawmaker is now airing it openly. “There are some theories on the Internet that this is Bill Clinton’s best political deal,” says Marcy Kaptur, the veteran Democratic congresswoman from Ohio and the House’s longest-serving female lawmaker, “that he and Donald are buddies, and they have a lot of similar friends in New York, and he has masterfully selected a friend who maybe by October will say, ‘You know, this is very boring. And I’m going to get out.’”

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/436740/donald-trump-bill-clinton-plant-theory-marcy-kaptur-speculates

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The Navy Is Making a New GPS for Drone Submarines


Right now, GPS signals can barely travel below the surface of the ocean.

To prepare for the possibility that it will one day deploy swarms of uncrewed drone submarines, the U.S. Navy is developing a system that will allow the global positioning system (GPS) to function deep below the ocean’s surface. If successful, the technology could start to appear as soon as the 2020s.

The global positioning system is a marvel of accurate clocks and simple physics. A GPS receiver, like the kind in smartphones or car navigation systems, is little more than a radio antenna tuned to satellites. It listens for signals from the three GPS satellites that happen to be closest (there are more than 50 satellites in total, all constantly broadcasting their time), then it triangulates its own location from where it knows those satellites to be. Though composed only of silent listeners and a constellation of passive beacons, GPS can tell someone where they are on or above the planet’s surface.

But take heed of the prepositions—on or above. Right now, GPS signals can barely go below.

“Radio signals do not propagate very far underwater,” says Joshua Niedzwiecki, the director of sensor processing at BAE Systems. BAE is researching and developing the new technology for the government. “If you put your cellphone in a waterproof case and went into the ocean, as you start getting deeper and deeper, you’d very soon lose connectivity.”

continue http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2016/06/navy-making-new-gps-drone-submarines/129034/

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Federal Government Invented iPhone, Says Nancy Pelosi

Not only did Al Gore create the internet, but Bill Clinton invented the iPhone. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but not by much. San Francisco’s representative in Congress and the House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, says the federal government created the components–GPS, alloys, voice recognition. “Steve Jobs did a good job putting it all together, but federal research built the components.

The youtube video of Pelosi is below.

It’s ironic that Pelosi would claim the Feds invented the iPhone, since they’ve struggled so hard in Federal Courts to gain access the their encryption matrix

It was revealed as a part of the 2013 mass surveillance disclosures that the American and British intelligence agencies, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have access to the user data in iPhones, BlackBerrys, and Android phones, respectively. They can read almost all smartphone information, including SMS, location, emails, and notes.

According to a The New York Times article titled “Signaling Post-Snowden Era, New iPhone Locks Out N.S.A.”, Apple has developed a new encryption method for iOS 8, described as “so deep that Apple could no longer comply with government warrants asking for customer information to be extracted from devices.”

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FDA Approves Potentially Addictive ADHD Drug For Kids — In Candy Form

The extended release chewable drug is therapeutically equivalent to Adderall XR – which is identical to meth – and its side effects include loss of appetite, insomnia, abdominal pain, emotional lability, vomiting, nervousness, nausea, and fever. When the FDA deemed the central nervous system (CNS) stimulant safe in January, it warned:

1. CNS stimulants, including ADZENYS XR-ODT, other amphetamine-containing products, and methylphenidate, have a high potential for abuse and dependence.

2. CNS stimulants may exacerbate symptoms of behavior disturbance and thought disorder in patients with a pre-existing psychotic disorder.

3. CNS stimulants may induce a mixed or manic episode in patients with bipolar disorder.

4. CNS stimulants, at recommended doses, may cause psychotic or manic symptoms, e.g., hallucinations, delusional thinking, or mania in patients without prior history of psychotic illness or mania.

5. CNS stimulants have been associated with weight loss and slowing of growth rate in pediatric patients.

6. Sudden death has been reported in association with CNS stimulant treatment at recommended doses in pediatric patients with structural cardiac abnormalities or other serious heart problems.

7. Stimulants used to treat ADHD are associated with peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud’s phenomenon.
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Electronic Nose Could Be Next Everyday Device

Researchers determined that using integrated circuits, including one shown right of the US quarter and below the label ‘CHIP1’ in an electronic nose will make the device more affordable. Credit: UT Dallas

Researchers at the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at UT Dallas are working to develop an affordable electronic nose that can be used in breath analysis for a wide range of health diagnoses.

While devices that can conduct breath analysis using compound semiconductors exist, they are bulky and too costly for commercial use, said Dr. Kenneth O, one of the principal investigators of the effort and director of TxACE. The researchers determined that using CMOS integrated circuits technology will make the electronic nose more affordable.

CMOS is the integrated circuits technology used to manufacture the bulk of electronics that have made smartphones, tablets and other devices possible.

The new research was presented Wednesday in a paper titled “200-280GHz CMOS Transmitter for Rotational Spectroscopy and Demonstration in Gas Spectroscopy and Breath Analysis” at the 2016 IEEE Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“Smell is one of the senses of humans and animals, and there have been many efforts to build an electronic nose,” said Dr. Navneet Sharma, the lead author of paper, who recently defended his doctoral thesis at UT Dallas. “We have demonstrated that you can build an affordable electronic nose that can sense many different kinds of smells. When you’re smelling something, you are detecting chemical molecules in the air. Similarly, an electronic nose detects chemical compounds using rotational spectroscopy.”

continue http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/06/electronic-nose-could-be-next-everyday-device

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You Can Build Your Very Own AR-15 Right At Home

Photo Illustration: Diana Quach

Senate Democrats ended a 15-hour filibuster for tighter gun-control legislation on Thursday four days after Omar Mateen committed the worst mass shooting in American history with a legally bought assault rifle. But, even in the (unlikely) event that Democrats manage to squeak through some modest gun-law reform, it’ll remain very easy for Americans to get their hands on weapons. Especially since potentially dangerous individuals can already make untraceable “ghost guns” at home—completely legally.

On Monday, the “nonprofit anti-monopoly digital publishing” firm Defense Distributed, which first attracted national media attention by producing the world’s first 3D-printed handgun, is set to officially release the second version of its Ghost Gunner. It’s a $1,500 desktop milling machine that allows users to craft an AR-15 with no serial number, all on their own. The Ghost Gunner 2 uses open source software and robotized hardware to meticulously craft the lower receiver (the “nucleus” of the device that typically carries a serial number) of the gun from an aluminum brick. The rest of the gun can be easily made by ordering the remaining parts from a gun seller and assembling them oneself

In his 2015 profile on the company and his experience making a functioning AR-15, Wired reporter Andy Greenberg described the Ghost Gunner as “absurdly easy to use.”

continue http://www.vocativ.com/330308/now-you-can-print-your-very-own-ar-15-right-at-home/

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