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10 Reasons Why Nothing You Do On The Internet Will Ever Be Private Again

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The Internet is rapidly being transformed into a Big Brother control grid where privacy rights are being systematically strangled to death. The control freaks that run things have become absolutely obsessed with watching, tracking, monitoring and recording virtually everything that you do on the Internet. One thing that you can count on is that nothing you do on the Internet will ever be private again. In fact, if you are obsessed with privacy then the last place you want to be is on the Internet.

Most Americans have absolutely no idea how far Internet surveillance has advanced in the past few years. At this point, it would be hard to imagine any place less private than the Internet. Do not ever put anything on the Internet that you would not want the authorities or your employer to hold you accountable for.

Basically, the Internet is creating a permanent dossier on each one of us, and we contribute to this process by freely posting gigantic volumes of information about ourselves on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. The Internet is the greatest tool for mass communication that the world has perhaps ever seen, and it gives average citizens the ability to communicate with each other like never before, but there is also a downside to using the Internet. Everything that we do on the Internet is being watched, monitored and recorded and there is no longer any such thing as Internet privacy. If you think that you still have any privacy on the Internet, then you are either ignorant of what is going on or you are being delusional. The following are 10 reasons why nothing you do on the Internet will ever be private again....

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New report: Palestinian children tortured and 'systematically' ill-treated

The test of a democracy is how you treat people incarcerated, people in jail, and especially so with minors" - Mark Regev, spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

A major new EU-funded study documents 'a systematic pattern of ill-treatment, and in some cases torture' of Palestinian children detained by Israel. Drawing on 311 sworn testimonies, collected over a period of four years, the report (PDF) by Defence for Children International (DCI) finds that most children passing through Israel's military detention system suffer multiple forms of ill-treatment and abuse, much of which amounts to 'cruel, inhuman or degrading' treatment as defined by the UN Convention against Torture. It's pretty long, but important, so I thought I'd post a condensed summary.

Most children are arrested in the middle of the night. Israeli civil law restricts the times when children can be interrogated, which in turn influence the times when they are arrested. But Palestinians are subject to military law, which contains no such provision. Most have their hands 'painfully tied behind their backs and are blindfolded', before being transported to an unknown location - usually neither children nor parents are informed where, or on what basis - for interrogation. This process is 'often' accompanied by 'verbal abuse and humiliation, threats as well as physical violence'. Palestinian children are not accompanied by a parent and are usually interrogated without legal advice or being informed of their right to silence. Nearly a third of the children who testified to DCI reported experiencing violence during their arrest, usually punching, slapping or kicking. A former Israeli military commander, describing this process to the BBC, confessed that after leaving the army, his dreams were haunted by children 'screaming':

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President Obama: What Is He So Afraid Of?

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No local news concerning this executive order. Nothing was aired. Only celebrity news and anchors tasting the food from their guest chef.
Quietly, and with little fanfare, President Obama signed a "National Defense Resources Preparedness" Executive Order on Friday. As the name suggests, the order intends to shore up the country's national defense resources in advance of a national emergency.

To be fair, this is not the first time that such an order has been written. Presidents Bush (II), Clinton, Reagan, and even Eisenhower provided directives in the same spirit as President Obama's order - providing some level of government commandeering in times of national emergency.

In the past, these orders have related to things like production capacity for defense contractors, or giving FEMA authority to resolve disputes between other departments in federally designated emergency areas.

President Obama's order, however, takes things much, much further.

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Toulouse shootings will worsen deeply racist France

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The French have transferred their resentments from Jews to Arabs

Barely had Mohammed Merah leapt from his bathroom widow in Toulouse yesterday, still blasting away with his gun, than politicians and experts were analysing just what it might mean for the President and the other candidates in the coming election.

It's unseemly. It's obscene. It has precious little to do with the facts of the case, the question of religion or the future of society in France. But it is what politics is now about, as much in France as the US.

And, of course, it does matter in electoral terms. Think back only two days when the gunman was thought to be a man of the extreme right, very probably a dismissed soldier, who was as eager to take his revenge on Muslims and blacks as Jews. Then it seemed as if the loser might be Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front, and the question was whether Sarkozy could draw some of her support to him or whether the Socialists, under Francois Hollande, would reap the benefit.

Once the assassin was fingered as a Muslim with allegedly al-Qa'ida connections, however, the whole focus changed. Now it is Le Pen, despite the halt to campaigning during this time, who is on the offensive again with a rallying call to "fight this war against these politico-religious fundamentalists who are killing our Christian children, our young Christian men", and Sarkozy, already tacking hard to the right, who is caught trying to catch up.

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Catapulting the propaganda: French PM says 'We couldn't arrest Merah because the law wouldn't allow us to'

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French police had no grounds to detain Mohamed Merah, the self-proclaimed al-Qaeda extremist, before he went on a killing spree in Toulouse, according to Francois Fillon, the prime minister.

"There was no single element allowing to detain Mohamed Merah," Mr Fillon told French radio. "We don't have the right in a country like ours to permanently monitor without judicial authorisation someone who hasn't committed an offence ... We live in a state of law."

Questions are being asked over how Merah, known to the authorities, managed to murder seven people, including three children, in three separate attacks, before being killed in a firefight after a 32 hour siege.

Adding to pressure on security officials, one veteran police officer asked how the gunman was not taken alive during Thursday's siege and final assault in the southwestern city of Toulouse.

Officers from an elite unit moved in Thursday morning after a 32-hour siege, killing self-proclaimed al-Qaeda militant Mohamed Merah as he tried to shoot his way out of his apartment.

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Sarkozy leveraging Toulouse tragedy to push internet censorship, Organization claiming Merah link to Al Qaeda is Mossad outfit

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After the tragic Toulouse shooting, which Richard Cottrell recently covered in detail, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has already begun to leverage the horrific incident to push his draconian policies.

Today he announced that it would become a crime in France to visit websites which supposedly advocate terrorism or hate crimes.

He also announced that he would further crack down on individuals who travel abroad for alleged ideological indoctrination. How they will know if anyone is actually traveling for ideological indoctrination and not just for the sake of travel is anyone's guess.

"From now on, any person who habitually consults Web sites that advocate terrorism or that call for hatred and violence will be criminally punished," Sarkozy stated in an address on television.

Comment: More Mossad fingerprints on this operation. The U.S.-based monitoring group SITE is in fact a Mossad outfit run by IDF graduate Rita Katz. Her team's job is to 'discover' links between patsies and jihadist websites by leaking dubious internet postings, video and audio recordings to the media, all dredged from online hangouts of "radicalised" Muslim misfits fed up with the US, UK, France and Israel's wars of imperial conquest.


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Toulouse siege contradictions: RAID chief says only stun grenades were used against Merah

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A photo of the inside of Merah's apartment riddled with bullet holes. The police officer in charge of the siege now claims that only non-lethal stun grenades were used.
Mohamed Merah launched a real 'counter assault' on fifteen elite French police officers who stormed his premises armed with only non-lethal weaponry, RAID chief Amaury de Hautecloque, said in an interview with Le Monde.

­The police had blown the doors and windows open and sent robots with thermal imaging and night vision cameras to search the flat. Merah was discovered in the bathroom standing in 30cm of water wearing a bullet-proof vest beneath his black Arab robe.

"He was waiting in a fighter's stance with unflinching determination," Hautecloque said. "He came out to meet us with three colt 45s of 11.43 caliber."

"This is the first time in my life I've seen someone as we launch an assault come and lead the assault against us," he added.

Comment: "Probably one of these snipers who killed him"?? You mean to tell us that the man who directed the assault on Merah's apartment doesn't actually know how Merah died?

This is a stun grenade:

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It is indeed non-lethal.

Yet the police claim that "300 rounds were fired" in the shoot-out. By whom exactly? It can't have been the police if they were throwing non-lethal stun grenades at Merah. It can't have been Merah either; his three arms were firing Colt 45's, heavy handguns which cannot possibly let off 300 rounds in the 12-15 seconds from when Merah "burst out of the bathroom", ran through his tiny apartment and "flew through the window" onto his balcony.

The BS is starting to pile really high in this story...


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Scientist Gets 13 Years in Spying for Israel Case

A former government space scientist was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in prison after admitting that he tried to sell space and defense secrets to Israel in what turned out to be a sting operation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The man, Stewart Nozette, said he was "paying for a fatal lack of judgment." Mr. Nozette had high-level security clearances during decades of government work on science and space projects at NASA, the Energy Department and the National Space Council.

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Martial Law by Executive Order

President Obama's National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order of March 16 does to the country as a whole what the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act did to the Constitution in particular - completely eviscerates any due process or judicial oversight for any action by the Government deemed in the interest of "national security." Like the NDAA, the new Executive Order puts the government completely above the law, which, in a democracy, is never supposed to happen. The United States is essentially now under martial law without the exigencies of a national emergency.

Even as the 2012 NDAA was rooted in the Patriot Act and the various executive orders and Congressional bills that ensued to broaden executive power in the "war on terror," so the new Executive Order is rooted in the Defense Production Act of 1950 which gave the Government powers to mobilize national resources in the event of national emergencies, except now virtually every aspect of American life falls under ultimate unchallengeable government control, to be exercised by the president and his secretaries at their discretion.

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U.N. Policy Paper Outlines 7 Building Blocks for 'Heavy-Handed' World Government

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The fact that the world is being restructured from decentralized diversity to collectivized hierarchy by an authoritarian regime cloaked in green trappings can hardly be disputed.

The final push toward the next and perhaps final phase may be announced this June at the 2012 U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A Scientific American editorial by Gary Stix highlights a policy article written by several dozen scientists that appeared online March 15 in the journal Science.

The conclusions reached by the scientists, as well as the editorial from a staff member of Scientific American are incredibly unscientific and fly in the face of the many thousands of independent scientists and researchers who have refuted the theory of man-made global warming. Regardless, this small group pushes ahead with their suggestions that the only way to combat such a global catastrophe is of course to solve it through global government. And not just any global government, but one that Scientific American suggests should be "heavy-handed (in its) transnational enforcement powers."

The policy paper entitled, "Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance" is one of the most blatantly authoritarian among the incrementally more open policy papers that we are witnessing, as global governance continues on its runaway path in the name of saving humanity from itself.