Friday, February 24, 2006

Happy Birthday, Mr. Jobs

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Rivero interviewed on the manufactured caricature scandal

Yay! Two of my favourite pundits together!

An interview with Michael Rivero by Alex Jones on the manufactured caricature scandal.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Miss Brownshirt strikes again...

Fun with fascist slogans.

"I think our motto should be post-9-11, 'raghead talks tough, raghead faces consequences.'" (This declaration prompted a boisterous ovation.)


Airhead talks tough, rattleheads make noise.

Friday, February 10, 2006

The media spins the spying scandal

Karl Rove must be paying them overtime.

I suspect that both US political parties are doing their own polling right now to see how this issue resonates with potential voters. Regardless of what they find out, intelligence gathering will remain a permanent part of modern life, and that fact is what makes me wonder if I'm ever going to be in the president's Daily Brief.


"Hey, the gummint is spying on you, and there's nothing you can do about it! NYAH NYAH NYAH!"

UPDATE: A satirical comment posted by a reader reminded me of this Liberty News TV broadcast:

"NOTHING TO HIDE"

A picture is worth a thousand words





Any questions?

Comparing Apples To Rocks

While searching for a link about the destruction of Arab villages for my previous post, I found a heartwarming account by a young Jewish truth seeker about how he lost his innocence with politics and discovered the atrocities of Zionism. Please read this article to the end:

http://www.jerusalemites.org/articles/english/2006/24.htm

To those who might have ambiguous interpretations of my highly sarcastic comments: it cannot be stressed enough that speaking out against the Apartheid policies of Israel (of which my previous post shows a prime example) is not meant to disparage a cultural or religious group, but to expose a deeply racist ideology, for the same reasons we must expose all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism. Zionists hide behind the Jewish community to legitimise their crimes by labelling criticism of their actions 'anti-Semitic', which is a crass, cowardly and anti-intellectual tactic. Jews who speak out against Zionism need all our support, and should be applauded for their efforts, because they face intense pressure from their own community.

Israel plans to build 'museum of tolerance' on Muslim graves

You can't get more cynical than that.

Skeletons are being removed from the site of an ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem to make way for a $150m (£86m) "museum of tolerance" being built for the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre.

Palestinians have launched a legal battle to stop the work at what was the city's main Muslim cemetery. The work is to prepare for the construction of a museum which seeks the promotion of "unity and respect among Jews and between people of all faiths".

Israeli archaeologists and developers have continued excavating the remains of people buried at the site - which was a cemetery for at least 1,000 years - despite a temporary ban on work granted by the Islamic Court, a division of Israel's justice system. Police have been taking legal advice on whether the order is legally binding. The Israeli High Court is to hear a separate case brought by the Al Aqsa Association of the Islamic Movement in Israel next week.


Ah, yes, nothing like the good old sense of humour you inherited from your former oppressors. I bet your grandparents who laughed at the slogan 'Work makes you free' at Auschwitz are going to split their sides over this one!

Osnat Goaz, a spokeswoman for the Israel Antiquities Authority, which is carrying out the excavations, said it was common in Jerusalem to build on cemeteries. Adding that in such cases the bones were reburied, she said: "Israel is more crowded with ancient artefacts than any other country in the world. If we didn't build on former cemeteries, we would never build."


Nope, nothing to do with ethnic cleansing at all. Nothing to do with how hundreds of Arab villages were wiped out, depopulated and renamed half a century ago.

If you have so many old cemetaries, then why don't you build on your own?

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Muslim riots: A staged psyops?

Based on a recent forum post on StumbleUpon.

At first, I decided that for the last time, I would give the benefit of the doubt to the official story. I decided to believe that maybe it is possible that the Muslim world was overreacting to the cartoons, if only to give myself a sense of balance, that I am not biased towards Muslims and do not seek to justify them.

Sure enough, it turns out that the neoconservatives once again at the root of the problem. It turns out that the editor of the Jylland Posten is a neocon affiliated with Daniel Pipes. It also turns out that depictions of Mohammed, unflattering or not, have been in circulation many times in the past without much ado.

The article from Prison Planet mentions that imams sent fake caricatures along with the real ones to the Muslim world. It also points out that Western secret services have been known to use religious figures to manipulate the masses and radicalise anyone they wish to vilify to the eyes of whom they need support for their wars. And it is also a fact that the United States has a history of circulating paraphernalia to incite racial tensions and creating front groups to control their opposition (as Ann Coulter, of all people, revealed in a rare moment of candour).

A Danish blogger on StumbleUpon told me in a personal message that never before did the media question freedom of the press in Scandinavian countries (and I can myself confirm that according to Reporters Without Borders, they have the freeest press in the world).

And now, a Russian MP recently claimed that the Muslim riots were psychological operation to justify a war on Iran. Again, who benefits from those religious conflicts?

For the last time, I had decided to take the pro-West of the story for the sake of countering potential biases. Now I decide that I will never again take at face value any anti-Muslim propaganda, for it is nothing but propaganda spread out by the neocons, be it one way or from one source or another.

I've had enough of the lies and the anti-Arab propaganda. I have had enough of people calling any version of the story not approved by the media 'conspiracy theory'. I will not take it anymore. I have come to the conclusion that the real terrorists are the neocons and the zionists, and that the Muslims are the new scapegoats, the new Jews. It is time to focus on the real enemies, and that is the elites who control the United States and many other countries.

UPDATE: Well, what do you know. Some pundits have asked how the rioters could have gotten all those flags to burn. An interesting question, indeed! Well, look no further:

The Rendon Group's work in Kuwait continued after the war itself had ended. "If any of you either participated in the liberation of Kuwait City ... or if you watched it on television, you would have seen hundreds of Kuwaitis waving small American flags," John Rendon said in his speech to the NSC. "Did you ever stop to wonder how the people of Kuwait City, after being held hostage for seven long and painful months, were able to get hand-held American flags? And for that matter, the flags of other coalition countries? Well, you now know the answer. That was one of my jobs."


I rest my case.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Support the Freemasons' CHIP program

Yes, you read that right.

Contrarily to what were probably your first impressions, this is not a global identification scheme. It is a program to help find abducted children which does not involve RFID implants, and allows the parents to keep the DNA samples and the fingerprints, which are only given to the authorities in case of emergency and with their consent, while the foundation only collects a permission slip. Finally, biometrics that respect privacy and parental authority!

The name almost sounds like it was deliberately chosen to directly compete with VeriChip's child 'protection' scheme. Who knows, maybe the Freemasons are rebelling against the New World Order?

UPDATE: a reader of my other blog expressed her disagreement with my viewpoint (Thanks, The-Lone-Yoni). I have to agree because ideally, there should be no identification programme at all in a time when governments become authoritarian. I can imagine a scenario where the government could seize the permission slips and collect the data at every house. There is also the problem that this could start a slippery slope towards the intended agenda.

The reason why I wrote this was because I found an article that claimed that the Freemasons were promoting implant RFID chips for children in an ostensible attempt to trace them back in case of abduction. However, upon looking at the websites, I found nothing to indicate the CHIP program had anything to do with RFID chips, despite its somewhat misleading name. And upon seeing their emphasis on preserving privacy, I thought I would break the anti-Masonic tradition by showing them in a positive light.

Nevertheless, this cannot necessarily be construed as a global identification programme unless anyone can provide me further information that would indicate so.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Remember the FEMA concentration camps?

It's not conspiracy theory anymore.

February 4, 2006, NY Times
Halliburton Subsidiary Gets Contract to Add Temporary Immigration Detention Centers
By RACHEL L. SWARNS
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth up to $385 million for building temporary immigration detention centers to Kellogg Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary that has been criticized for overcharging the Pentagon for its work in Iraq.
KBR would build the centers for the Homeland Security Department for an unexpected influx of immigrants, to house people in the event of a natural disaster or for new programs that require additional detention space, company executives said. KBR, which announced the contract last month, had a similar contract with immigration agencies from 2000 to last year.

The contract with the Corps of Engineers runs one year, with four optional one-year extensions. Officials of the corps said that they had solicited bids and that KBR was the lone responder. A spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Jamie Zuieback, said KBR would build the centers only in an emergency like the one when thousands of Cubans floated on rafts to the United States. She emphasized that the centers might never be built if such an emergency did not arise. "It's the type of contract that could be used in some kind of mass migration," Ms. Zuieback said.
A spokesman for the corps, Clayton Church, said that the centers could be at unused military sites or temporary structures and that each one would hold up to 5,000 people.
"When there's a large influx of people into the United States, how are we going to feed, house and protect them?" Mr. Church asked. "That's why these kinds of contracts are there." Mr. Church said that KBR did not end up creating immigration centers under its previous contract, but that it did build temporary shelters for Hurricane Katrina evacuees. Federal auditors rebuked the company for unsubstantiated billing in its Iraq reconstruction contracts, and it has been criticized because of accusations that Halliburton, led by Dick Cheney before he became vice president, was aided by connections in obtaining contracts. Halliburton executives denied that they charged excessively for the work in Iraq. Mr. Church said concerns about the Iraq contracts did not affect the awarding of the new contract. Representative Henry A. Waxman, Democrat of California, who has monitored the company, called the contract worrisome. "With Halliburton's ever expanding track record of overcharging, it's hard to believe that the administration has decided to entrust Halliburton with even more taxpayer dollars," Mr. Waxman said. "With each new contract, the need for real oversight grows." In recent months, the Homeland Security Department has promised to increase bed space in its detention centers to hold thousands of illegal immigrants awaiting deportation. In the first quarter of the 2006 fiscal year, nearly 60 percent of the illegal immigrants apprehended from countries other than Mexico were released on their own recognizance.
Domestic security officials have promised to end the releases by increasing the number of detention beds. Last week, domestic security officials announced that they would expand detaining and swiftly deporting illegal immigrants to include those seized near the Canadian border.
Advocates for immigrants said they feared that the new contract was another indication that the government planned to expand the detention of illegal immigrants, including those seeking asylum.
"It's pretty obvious that the intent of the government is to detain more and more people and to expedite their removal," said Cheryl Little, executive director of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center in Miami. Ms. Zuieback said the KBR contract was not intended for that.
"It's not part of any day-to-day enforcement," she said.
She added that she could not provide additional information about the company's statement that the contract was also meant to support the rapid development of new programs.
Halliburton executives, who announced the contract last week, said they were pleased.
"We are especially gratified to be awarded this contract," an executive vice president, Bruce Stanski, said in a statement, "because it builds on our extremely strong track record in the arena of emergency management support."

Copyright 2006The New York Times Company


How long is it going to take you people to realise that yes, the United States and other countries like Britain and Australia are led by dictators? How many 'conspiracy theories' are going to turn true before protesting against them becomes altogether illegal? No matter what the governments claim, if they ever use those prison camps, it's not going to be for illegal immigrants.

If you are still naive enough to think that the government would never dare ban freedom of speech, and that only paranoids would be afraid of being silenced, I might point out that this has already happened in Australia: the Australian Anti-Terrorism Bill 2005 reaffirms and expands the Sedition Act of 1918, effectively outlawing protest as a result of the vague definitions and making it punishable by seven years of imprisonment. The law is so extreme that it goes as far as violate the constitution, even despite its lack of Bill of Rights. Taking into consideration the sheer illegality of this bill and the widespread wiretaps that go on in the United States in violation of rule of law, it can no longer be taken for granted that a Bill of Rights will protect established democracies from turning into dictatorships.

Now I'm talking to you, Canadians who voted for Harper, do you really think this kind of shit is not going to leak to Canada and other countries eventually? Are you proud of having voted for a pro-Bush neocon who wants to put soldiers in every city? I don't care what you say about the pathetic Liberal Party advertisement campaign or if you say it's anti-troop scaremongering; the fact is that if they are trained to serve a leader with that kind of pro-war agenda, they are not going to act like cuddly stuffed animals.

And don't get me wrong, I'm not against spending for our army; in fact I would be in favour of it. Compared to the United States, we are at the complete opposite of the spectrum, having to depend on a superpower with a world domination agenda for our national defence. But wouldn't it be even worse if we spend tax money on beefing up our military only to have them sent and slaughtered in the neocons' wars of conquest? Can you imagine actually supporting such initiatives with your hard-earned money? How does it sound like to build our own police state with the money that is supposed to defend us from the dictatorship that is growing next door?

Remember, the last time an entire people was in denial about its fate was seven years before they invaded Poland and started World War II. Even the Jews were in denial, according to their own testimonies. Today, the United States is trying to find every possible excuse to invade Iran. Right as we speak, Iran is forging alliances with Russia, China and Syria. Also, seeing the threat that the United States poses to the world, Russia and China are discussing joint military exercises in 2006. Do you see where this is leading?

I'll give you a hint: google 'Triple Alliance' and 'Triple Entente'.

I'm sick of this.

This is the second time I almost lost three of my best articles after writing a new article in an old firefox cache. Good thing I could retrieve them by copying and pasting from previous pages, but this pisses me off. Now I got them all archived in a special file, but next time this happens I'm going to spill oil barrels in Google's basement so that Bush bombs the fucking building.

This is all I have to say.

Army to troops: 'Avoid Marrying a Jerk'

You couldn't make this shit up, folks.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- They are the Pentagon's new "rules of engagement" - the diamond ring kind. U.S. Army chaplains are trying to teach troops how to pick the right spouse, through a program called "How To Avoid Marrying a Jerk."

[...]

"Being in the military certainly raises the stakes when you choose a mate," said Lt. Col. Peter Frederich, head of family issues in the Pentagon's chaplain office.


Translation: 'We brainwash our soldiers so much that they are no longer capable of deciding for themselves who is the right spouse for them, so we will spend American tax money on Nazi-style family planning while they keep on scavenging for scraps of metal to protect their vehicles.'

Never mind that this is an idea that might have been directly copied from the Wehrmacht, as WRH points out, this is the latest event in the series of Pentagon antics in their endeavour to solve the family problems of their troops. A few weeks earlier, the relatives of deceased soldiers were told to prance around like penguins in a distastefully clownish attempt to make them forget that their loved one perished in a war of conquest waged by megalomaniac bureaucrats. It seems that the Pentagon has nothing better to do with their time than making utter prats out of themselves.

As if the concept of marital councelling being taught by the same people who drill and condition recruits to military life isn't disturbing enough to the average person, the details of the program speak for themselves:

The "no jerks" program is also called "P.I.C.K. a Partner," for Premarital Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge.

It advises the marriage-bound to study a partner's F.A.C.E.S. - family background, attitudes, compatibility, experiences in previous relationships and skills they'd bring to the union.

It teaches the lovestruck to pace themselves with a R.A.M. chart - the Relationship Attachment Model - which basically says don't let your sexual involvement exceed your level of commitment or level of knowledge about the other person.


Never mind outdated concepts like love, since soldiers don't have feelings like other people, and they don't need that kind of crap anyway. It's all about sex and skills and statistical correlations.

Now, I'm not an expert on military affairs, but it would seem like common sense to me that keeping US soldiers alive by giving them proper protection would do far more to save their marital relations than cramming into their minds quasi-mathematical state-approved models of the ideal significant other.

And as if to reassure us, they tell us it's all perfectly normal:

Though the acronyms and salute make it sound like something the Pentagon would come up with, the program was created by former minister John Van Epp of Ohio, who has a doctorate in psychology and a private counseling practice. He teaches it to Army chaplains, who in turn teach it to troops.

It also is used by social service agencies, prisons, churches and other civilian groups.


In the minds of some psychologists, it must be perfectly reasonable for ordinary people's marital councelling to involve having their sexual lives measured and calculated like a company's projected quarterly profit and to be told to do background checks to determine who would be the most 'compatible'. Like in the good old fascist regimes, everything has to be run like in the army.

And with that kind of mentality about marriage being pushed upon American soldiers, they wonder why so many of them divorce?

Saturday, February 04, 2006

The Internet in the People's Republic of America

Get ready for the Great Firewall.

The nation's largest telephone and cable companies are crafting an alarming set of strategies that would transform the free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet of today to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online.

Verizon, Comcast, Bell South and other communications giants are developing strategies that would track and store information on our every move in cyberspace in a vast data-collection and marketing system, the scope of which could rival the National Security Agency. According to white papers now being circulated in the cable, telephone and telecommunications industries, those with the deepest pockets--corporations, special-interest groups and major advertisers--would get preferred treatment. Content from these providers would have first priority on our computer and television screens, while information seen as undesirable, such as peer-to-peer communications, could be relegated to a slow lane or simply shut out.

Under the plans they are considering, all of us--from content providers to individual users--would pay more to surf online, stream videos or even send e-mail. Industry planners are mulling new subscription plans that would further limit the online experience, establishing "platinum," "gold" and "silver" levels of Internet access that would set limits on the number of downloads, media streams or even e-mail messages that could be sent or received.


Better dig up those old 33600 baud modems, because you can bet that the new system will be used by the Bush regime next door to silence anti-government websites (that will mean no more Bush bashing for us Canadians, because we all know how good we are at resisting American trends!). And if they are going to shut out p2p, then freenet will be completely useless. Being slow already as it is, even if it's just relegated to a slow lane it will be unusable.

And right at the same time, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are kissing China's collective arse (as if Microsoft's 'trusted computing' initiative isn't going to be enough of a nightmare as it is).

And not to be outdone, AOL launched a propaganda campaign in the UK against the freedom of the internet a few months ago:



'Oh, the internet is bad cuz it has dirty stuff on it, but we make lots of money by ripp... I mean selling you shitty connection and spamming you with CDs. Hey, I know, let's censor it to protect your kids from that evil anti-government info!'

Or hey, who needs AOL, here's a brand new internet for you, it's all nice and fast and clean and approved by the US government! None of all those dirty 9/11 conspiracy theories to corrupt the minds of your children, ma'am!

In Soviet America, 911 dials YOU!

It's for your security!

Mind some dumb-ass questions about cell phone location technology and policy for something I'm writing? I'm having trouble finding a site on the Web that talks about this at a sufficient level of ignorance.

I understand that by 2005, 95% of cell phones in the US need to be able to broadcast their location with an accuracy of 50-150m. This is part of the FCC's e911 ("Enhanced 911") act. Here's what I don't understand:

1. The wireless carriers are required to track that information only if you make a 911 call. But will my cell phone be broadcasting its location continuously, or only when I make a 911 call?

2. I'm confused about the tech used by cell phones to determine location. Is it GPS? (If so, what happens when I'm indoors or in an urban canyon? And, if so, a GPS device receives; it doesn't transmit. So does the location information just get encoded as a header or something in a 911 call? In all calls?) If it's not GPS, what is it?

I'd ask smarter questions if I could. And, of course, please feel free to correct the part that I think I understand, too.


Ah, don't you just love the warm and fuzzy feeling of having the state track your every movements?

UPDATE: In response to a reader's comment, I would like to clarify a few things. Yes, the technology used by recent cell phones is GPS, at least in the United States, as was ordered by the FCC. And if accorcding to the article, this would benefit several companies, it is unlikely that tracking will be exclusive to 911 calls.

Friday, February 03, 2006

War in Iraq was planned in advance

Yet another memo that tells us what we had known all along.

London - United States President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair were ready to go to war against Iraq with or without a second United Nations resolution, said reports on Thursday.

The allegation was based on a White House memo - which the programme said it had seen - after a meeting between the two men in Washington on January 31 2003.

In the memo Bush was alleged to have said that military action against former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein would start on March 10 2003. The war actually started 10 days later on March 20.


In other news, the sun rised yesterday morning, Mr. Chimp and Phony Bliar have still not been impeached, and now they are pushing for war in Iran, expecting people to be stupid enough to actually believe their propaganda again.

Ah, but here is an interesting twist:

During their discussion at the White House, Bush was alleged to have said that the US thought of "flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq painted in UN colours", explaining that "if Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach".

According to a high-ranking UN source cited on condition of anonymity by the reports, it was perfectly possible to fly planes out of range of Iraqi missiles.

He said: "Talks of Saddam firing on them suggest to some that the US was almost willing Saddam to strike out on the plane."


Oh, a false flag operation! Just the kind of evidence we need after Operation Northwoods was planned to attack Cuba, Operation Gladio in Italy, and the Tonkin Bay hoax that led to the war in Vietnam, not to mention the Nazis attacking their own radio stations, to convince people that the US government will lie to go to war, and attack themselves and even kill their own people to manufacture a pretext.

But this can all be excused by the war on terror, right? The US government would never have carried out the 9/11 attacks against their own people to justify a perpetual war, right?

Or would they?

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Would you tattoo a barcode on your arm?

Or how about a nice number, courtesy of Auschwitz and IBM computers?



No? Then why would you plant a microchip in your hand?

Trend whore dumbasses.

WILLIAM DONELSON'S left hand gripped the paper-covered arm of an antique barber chair at a tattoo and piercing shop in Cambridge, Ontario. His feet bounced gently on the chrome footrest as he waited for his implant.

The piercer — whose day is usually spent inserting rings into the eyebrows and navels of teenage girls — snapped on purple latex gloves and lifted a four-millimeter-wide sterilized needle to Mr. Donelson's hand.




As if it doesn't matter to the globalist peeping toms that identity cards are being rejected in the UK, here goes VeriChip peddling their new microgadgets with obvious astroturf campaigns (you know, like the guys the PR companies hire to wear fashion clothes and show them to their friends to make them 'cool'). One can already imagine how much the spammers and the insurance companies are going to love these! Not to mention the phishers who are going to make loads of profits just by pointing a scanner at you and selling the data (hey, it takes high tech to spy on you, so it must be cool, right?).

If you think planting a microchip in your body is going to protect your car from theft, guess again. If the thief with the machette wants the microchip in your hand, it's a very expensive implant you're going to need.

Seriously, is it so much to fumble with your keys or pocket change in comparison to the loss of privacy and potential misuses that being tagged like cattle entails?

And, to finish, with a quote from the article:

"I'm set," Mr. Donelson said with a deep breath. He watched as the needle pierced the fleshy webbing between his thumb and forefinger and a microchip was slid under his skin. At last he would be able to do what he had long imagined: enhance his body's powers through technology.


Yeah, I'm sure you're going to feel very powerful when the government decides to add GPS capability and other neat features to those chips to track all your movements, like they're already doing with the cars in Britain. What's next on the agenda, brain chips?

Oh, wait, they're already here.

UPDATE: Hah, how prophetic. As a reader just pointed out (thanks, I-Am-Wolfman), someone has already been able to clone the chips. What a piece of junk.