Saturday, February 28, 2015



How I requested my photographs from the Department of Homeland Security

You can make a request to see your own document.




Every photo taken of Runa by the Department of Homeland Security between 2010 and 2014.
Runa A. Sandvik

I have my photograph taken and my fingerprints scanned every time I enter the United States. So do all other foreign nationals. The information is collected under the US-VISIT program. Information such as name, date of birth, gender, and travel document data is recorded as well. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request I filed in November 2014, the Department of Homeland Security released a document containing information collected about me under this program over the last four years.
In addition to photographs, the 21-page document contains entries for every encounter I have had with the agency in that period. Most of these encounters were recorded at airports around the country, but there are also entries for appointments related to immigration and enrollment into the Global Entry program. Along with the Global Entry program, the DHS recently launched a new program that may allow it to collect similar information about US citizens.
While Global Entry provides pre-approved travelers with expedited clearance upon arrival into the country, Automated Passport Control is a new program that expedites the entry process for all US citizens using self-service kiosks. The kiosks are similar to the ones used for Global Entry, and requires travelers to scan their passport, take a photograph and verify flight information. These kiosks are currently operational at more than 30 airports.


Runa A. Sandvik

The information that is collected by these programs is shared with federal, state and local agencies. It is unclear how long the information is retained for.
The document I received from the DHS contains a total of 34 entries. No information has been redacted. Each entry includes my personal Fingerscan Identification Number, a unique Encounter ID, my name, date of birth, gender, nationality, my travel document type and number, and information about when, where and for what reason my fingerprints were scanned. A few entries also contain my height, weight, eye color, and hair color. 33 of the 34 entries include a photograph.
To request this information yourself, visit FOIAonline and make a request to US Customs and Border Protection. While I initially made a request listing every trip to the States, including flight information, the request that resulted in responsive documents was this one:
I am seeking a copy of the photograph that was taken of me as part of the US-VISIT biometric procedure when I arrived in Washington, D.C. on May 13 2013 (Virgin Atlantic #21 from London Heathrow to Washington, D.C., Dulles Intl).



You may be able to simply state that you would like a copy of the information that has been collected about you under one of the three programs; US-VISIT, Global Entry, Automated Passport Control. You may also want to add that responsive records may be held by the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM).
If you have successfully requested similar information, or if you are having trouble with your request, please get in touch and share your story.
This story originally appeared on Matter.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Millions of Americans installing 'perfect spying device' in their own living rooms: Amazon Fire TV monitors and records your conversations

Originally published July 15 2014

 & you really think it is the ONLY 1   ?  :0

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) Amazon.com is building the CIA's new $600 million data center, reports the Financial Times. (1) At the same time Amazon.com is building this massive cloud computing infrastructure for the CIA, the company is also shipping millions of Fire TV set-top devices to customers who are placing them in their private homes. I have one myself, and it's a terrific piece of hardware for delivering Prime video content. In fact, in terms of its usability and specs, it's far superior to Roku or Netflix-capable devices. Fire TV is, hands down, the best set-top video delivery device on the market today.

But there's something about it that always struck me as odd: it has no power button. There's no power button on the remote, and there's no power button on the box. It turns out there's no way to power the device off except for unplugging it.

This is highly unusual and apparently done by design. "It is not necessary to turn off Amazon Fire TV when you are finished using it," says the Amazon.com website. (2) "Your Amazon Fire TV is designed to go into sleep mode after 30 minutes, while continuing to automatically receive important software updates."

Note carefully that this does not say your Fire TV device WILL go into sleep mode after 30 minutes; only that it is "designed" to go into sleep mode after 30 minutes. As lawyers well know, this is a huge difference.

Fire TV devices linked to your identity

So far, you might not be convinced this is anything to write home about, but there's much more to this story. What we know so far is that Amazon.com is building the CIA's new cloud computing data center, and we also know the company's Fire TV devices have no way to be turned off and are being placed in the living rooms of private homes.

What starts to make this really interesting is when you realize these devices are linked to your identity before they're shipped to you.

Ever notice that when you power on your Fire TV device, it already knows who you are? Your entire library of video purchases on Amazon.com is already available, and those purchases are of course linked to your credit card, which is linked to your social security number, which is linked to your identity.

In other words, Amazon.com knows the identity of the owner of every Fire TV box currently sitting in living rooms across America. This mean it can connect everything that happens around that box (including audio monitoring, as you'll see below) to your personal identity.

Fire TV devices listen to your voice and upload audio to Amazon servers

Here's the next piece of this puzzle that may give you pause: There is a built-in microphone on the Fire TV remote.

When you click the search button, your voice is recorded and uploaded to Amazon.com servers where it is analyzed by Amazon cloud computing applications -- the same kind of thing Amazon is building for the CIA -- in order to return search matches to your local TV screen.

Now, I fully realize that most Americans are too gullible and naive to believe their audio recordings get uploaded to Amazon.com servers, so I'm going to quote CNET.com here which published an article earlier this year entitled: "How to delete your Fire TV voice recordings - Amazon stores your recordings on its servers to improve accuracy of voice searches. Here's how you can delete that data." (3)

As this article openly states, "To improve the service and the voice results, however, Amazon records and stores the voice samples associated with your account to its servers."

It goes on to warn readers that "there is no way to opt-out of Amazon's voice storage."

And there you have it: the Fire TV device was engineered from the start to record your voice, upload it to Amazon's servers -- now being expanded to the CIA -- and link those voice recordings to your identity.

Nothing written in this article so far should be debatable in the least: it's all fact, openly admitted by the company itself. Then again, the average Netizen is so clueless about reality that you'll probably see people denying the fact that Fire TV set-top boxes have microphones and the ability to upload voice recordings to Amazon.com. Some will call that a "conspiracy theory" even though it's part of the published specification of the device.

But there's even more to this story that does legitimately qualify as a debatable topic. Let's explore...

The perfect spy devices for monitoring private conversations in your home

How hard would it be for Fire TV devices to monitor and upload your conversations 24/7?

Think about it: Fire TV devices already have the hardware, software and bandwidth to record audio and upload it to Amazon.com. That's part of the spec and functionality of the system. The devices have no power off button to discourage people from turning them off. The devices are already linked to your personal identity via your credit card on file with Amazon, and this is the same company that's now building a massive storage and data center for the CIA, which for some reason now needs massive data storage capacity and the ability to process that data using buildings full of servers.

An article published by MHP Books (4) reveals that Amazon may already be working with the NSA to provide surveillance data on U.S. citizens:

...One mainstream source -- Businessweek -- rather perversely observes that the leaked documents show Dropbox was about to be added to the PRISM program, then goes on to say that "This is a weird one because Dropbox stores its customers' files on Amazon.com's cloud computing service, yet Amazon appears nowhere in the Prism documents." It fails to note that not all the companies suspected of supplying the NSA with info were named in the documents -- that those documents were in fact redacted -- although it does show a modicum of due diligence in asking Amazon if it was participating in the NSA program, and a spokeswoman responds with an apparent two word answer: "Not cooperating."

But are they to be believed? Other non-mainstreamers report bluntly that Amazon was part of PRISM. To still other observers, such as this reader in the Guardian, it seems obvious: "Does this explain the apparent immunity to tax of Apple, Amazon and co?" she asks.


Full details on the PRISM infrastructure exposed by Edward Snowden are described in this Market Oracle article. We've also covered it here on Natural News.

Another article entitled, "Snowden slams Amazon for leaking customer data to the NSA" reveals how former NSA contractor Edward Snowden harshly criticized Amazon.com for allowing intelligence agencies to read everything you browse on Amazon.com, including book titles, movies and more. This is happening due to Amazon.com's failure to implement proper encryption protocols, Snowden explains. (5)

Corporations spying on their own customers is a conspiracy FACT

You can fully expect that many people who are still living in the pre-Snowden era will immediately decry this article as a "conspiracy theory." But doing so only paints a dunce label on their foreheads, because thanks to Snowden, we already know as a matter of record that nearly all the large data companies routinely spy on their own customers and hand over that data to the NSA. Welcome to 1984, three decades later.

Perhaps in 2004, the idea that all your phone calls, emails, credit card transactions, banking activities, web surfing habits and social media posts were monitored by the NSA could be considered kooky and weird. But today, ten years later, all this (and more) is known to be historical fact.

If you don't believe me, listen to the words of former high-level NSA architect William Binney who now warns that "the ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control," according to a headline in The Guardian. (6)

That Guardian article goes on to report:

Binney recently told the German NSA inquiry committee that his former employer had a "totalitarian mentality" that was the "greatest threat" to US society since that country's US Civil War in the 19th century.

The era of mass surveillance has gone from the fringes of public debate to the mainstream, where it belongs... One of Europe's leading web creators, Lena Thiele, presented her stunning series Netwars in London on the threat of cyber warfare. She showed how easy it is for governments and corporations to capture our personal information without us even realising.

That may be exactly what Amazon is doing right now with Fire TV set-top boxes: capturing our personal information without us realizing.

Huge intelligence value of recording your private conversations

Imagine the intelligence value of having 24/7 audio streams of private household conversations that are linked to all the other information Amazon already has on us: book purchasing habits, video viewing habits, shopping behaviors and more. While many people concerned about digital privacy often point to Google's tracking of your search queries, in truth Amazon.com has a far more intimate knowledge of your psyche than Google because Amazon knows what you're buying, watching, reading and consuming.

I'm sure my own Amazon.com purchase history would be a goldmine of data revealing a long history of purchases of laboratory equipment, firearms accessories, rare books and products related to special interest areas such as aviation history and aquaponics. Imagine the value of this information if combined with live audio of someone holding private conversations in their own living room.

With Fire TV, Amazon may have already displaced Google as the internet company that knows more about your psyche than anyone else. And Amazon is the company that's now building the CIA's new cloud computing center.

Gives you something to ponder, doesn't it?

All Fire TV devices are one update away from being activated as spy devices

I fully realize there may be many skeptics who can't possibly fathom the idea of Amazon.com spying on them in their own living rooms. Then again, there are still people who believe that concrete-and-steel buildings collapse like a perfect demolition job following a few small office fires. Go figure.

But consider this: Even if Fire TV boxes aren't currently being used to spy on you, they could be activated as spy devices with a simple software update.

And guess what? Those software updates are automatic and selective. In other words, Amazon.com could turn on spying functions for certain selected Fire TV boxes belonging to certain people the NSA or CIA wanted to monitor.

The updates happen quietly, in the background, without your knowledge. One day you wake up and your Fire TV box is suddenly monitoring everything you say, without your knowledge, right in your own living room.

Anyone who thinks this isn't possible is living in a world of delusion. Corporations routinely spy on their own customers and turn over that data to the NSA or CIA. The more realistic question is: why wouldn't Amazon already be doing this?

Simple solution: UNPLUG!

Fortunately, there's a simple solution to all this: UNPLUG it!

In fact, the mantra "Unplug" might be the perfect word for the greatest wisdom of our time. If you don't want to be spied on, unplug from the grid: don't shop at Amazon.com, don't run search queries on Google, don't use email, don't use credit cards and don't install spy devices in your own living room.

By simply unplugging these devices, you deny them the stream of electrons they need to spy on you. That's their Achilles Heel: they all need electricity, and YOU control the electricity.

Personally, I love using Fire TV, but I now unplug it when I'm not watching something. This not only protects my privacy from Amazon snoops, it also seems to make the device function a lot better by rebooting it each time.

If you have a Fire TV device, unplug it when you're not using it. You'll save a small amount of electricity, but more importantly you might also save your privacy from the prying eyes at Amazon, the NSA and the CIA, all of which are aggressively expanding their monitoring and surveillance of Americans.

Sources for this story include:
(1) http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/10e229b8-fbbd-11e3...

(2) http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/displ...

(3) http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-delete-you...

(4) http://www.mhpbooks.com/is-amazon-one-of-the...

(5) http://venturebeat.com/2014/03/18/snowden-sl...

(6) http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/201...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Internet is Intelligence Agencies Virtual PRISM for Total State Surveillance And Control

Politics / Social Issues Jun 08, 2013 - http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article40822.html Politics
The PRISM system for the all prevailing global phone calls and internet access super surveillance state should not come as any surprise to most readers as new technologies are ALWAYS subverted by the state to spy on its citizens, and so citizens of the world have been given a glimpse into the current state of the surveillance state following leaks of the US operation PRISM which concerns ALL of your private phone calls, transactions, communications, accesses and interactions with virtually all of the major communications and web services from tek giants such as Verizon, AT&T, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, AOL, Yahoo and even Apple, who gave us the anti big brother sales propaganda against IBM near 30 years ago (1984), only now to be revealed that Apple too is part and parcel of the state security apparatus.



It is increasingly becoming apparent that one of the primary reasons why the internet remains mostly FREE is because it is an excellent tool for not only spying on all aspects of ordinary citizens activities but also on their thought processes which is ultimately what intelligence agencies desire, to control the thought processes of individuals which they aim to seek through conditioning via tools such as the mainstream media, pseudo democracies and state education with further triggers reinforced through individual interactions with state agencies.

The world wide web truly is a web spun by intelligence agencies to capture every aspect of ordinary peoples lives that they seem to share with one another regardless of the consequences to individuals for instance with dictatorships as was the case between documented dealings between MI5 and Gaddaffi and Mubarak's brutal secret police agencies resulting in torture and untold number of deaths.
Meanwhile the CIA and most of the worlds intelligence agencies operate thousands of secret Gulag prisons containing many tens of thousands of political prisoners that the likes of past dictators such as Stalin would be proud of.

As ever Brit's are second class citizens as to the degree to which British people are under state surveillance courtesy not only of the rampant phone and internet surveillance but by far having the most CCTV cameras per capita that the US and Chinese secret police states can only dream of replicating.

The truth as I have often warned of many times during the years is that the intelligence agencies are arms of the elite, and that politicians and democracies are merely fronts for the elite to control as most of the population are taught in state schools to become docile debt slaves in the service of their elite masters. Which my articles have been focused at illuminating the consequences of and strategies for neutralising such as not partaking in the system of debt slavery and being aware of the inflation mega-trend consequences of policies aimed at funneling wealth to the elite, in that individuals can engineer their asset portfolios to be leveraged to inflation as money printing bubbles are repeatedly blown by central banks which is how the elite accumulate their wealth and through which they disenfranchise the mass of the population into owning nothing i.e. people with mortgages own nothing! All mortgage holders are just glorified renters, where if you stop paying the mortgage (rent) then you will be ejected from your home - See Stocks Stealth Bull Market 2013 and Beyond Ebook (FREE DOWNLOAD).
Excerpt from Feb 2011 article.
Britain has All the Infrastructure in Place for a Police State
The dictators of the world can only look on in envy at the surveillance society that exists in Britain, where the movement and activities of Britains 60 million people are constantly tracked and recorded by over 5 million CCTV camera's, approx 15% of the worlds CCTV cameras, utilising facial and car number plate recognition. On top of which there is electronic surveillance of every phone call made and triangulation of mobile phone signals before we even start to introduce personal data generated by internet service providers and easily accessible data-bases on public sites such as Facebook, and state run bureaucracies that document every interaction with the state.
Whilst the Egyptian protests triggered much noise from media whoring politicians and commentators in response to Egyptian Police State tactics such as cutting off of internet access and mobile phone communications between the demonstrators. However the Egyptian regime were mere amateurs when compared to the tactics that the British Police state has deployed against student demonstrators in London over several months, such as the kettling of protestors into an enclosed space for many hours, not allowing anyone to leave so as to break the will of protestors, whilst at the same time selective blocking of mobile communications in specific locations.
The British police have forgotten that they exist to serve the people and not the elite, the current tactics of using video surveillance to identify, track and arrest protestors is akin to totalitarian China than where Britain used to be.
The British police are failing to understand that lawful protest is a fundamental civil right of the people of Britain, that their kettling , provocation, incitement and surveillance tactics are seeking to subvert.
The recent highly public case of under cover police infiltration and incitement operations on climate change activists is further evidence of a defacto police state in action where under cover police officers are inciting protesting groups to break the law. How many more hundreds of under cover police operatives are out there who's primary purpose is to incite a group or protesting crowd into a course of action that they would not have otherwise undertaken so that the police can generate evidence for prosecution.
Therefore contrary to what the British people may assume as to where their personal freedoms stand, Britain is primed to become a police state at literally the flip of a switch, with far more intensive control and interference of the population than the likes of Putin's Russia or Mubarak's Egypt could ever hope to achieve.
The people of Britain need to wake up and realise what is taking place and demand that freedom of speech is both protected and liberated so that the growth of the Police state can be kept in check and the likes of the Russian mafia cancer that is slowly spreading across and out of London can be exposed and neutralised, especially as we have yet to experience the impact of a flood of Chinese Oligarch $billions.
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I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.
How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten.
More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.
The Cloud for Total State Control
The latest push towards total state control is in encouraging citizens to upload all of their private personal data to the FREE Cloud services, which is aimed at making it infinitely easier for intelligence agencies to access all of your personal data. Note I say control rather than surveillance for that is the ultimate aim of access to your data, to condition the population towards the elitist agenda of control and where those who are flagged as threats to their interests to be systematically neutralised, as the recent news out of the United States concerning how the IRS has been used to systematically target politically active individuals and groups who were deemed to be working against the elites agenda. Therefore unlike in the movies, it is less a case of gun toting secret agents using violence to neutralise opponents of the secret police state but rather far more mundane arms of the state such as the IRS and Inland Revenue, and other common state institutions in the UK who are more than capable of initiating actions in pursuit of destroying the lives of anyone that fails to OBEY in totality.
Such harassment of individuals has even been linked as triggering mechanisms for the attacks in Boston and Woolwich as a consequence of systematic harassment that resulted in the destabilising of individuals into committing acts of terror. Which the state security apparatus then subsequently uses to justify expansion of resources and powers in classic false flag operations.

Virtually everyone is psychologically susceptible towards being conditioned, so to speak having ones buttons pressed towards a particular outcome, something which the intelligence agencies have a wide arsenal of tools at their disposal and long experience of.
The bottom line is that 1984 happened, people in the UK, US and most of the west are living in a VIRTUAL PRISM (Prison). As individuals the only thing we can do is to try and ride on the coat tails of the elites agenda i.e. to profit from money printing inflation that cycles through asset classes such as stocks in 2009-10 and for which today's opportunities are in the UK and US housing markets. Ensure you remain subscribed to my always free newsletter to get my ongoing market analysis in your email in box.
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THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: RT: DNA NANOBOTS TO UNDERGO FIRST HUMAN TRIALS

Normally I don't like to use video stories or articles for my commentary, but this is a significant story because it's a first. The story came to the attention of Mr. C.S., who was kind enough to share it with us:

History in the making? DNA nanobots to target cancer cells in test patients


What is interesting here is not only is the synthetic-DNA-nanobot technology being used for the first time in a human patient suffering from leukemia, but what is actually said toward the end of the article. But first, the human patient.
Obviously, from the description of the technology being used here, this will constitute a great advance in chemotherapies. Up until now, chemotherapy has been more or less a shotgun approach, a kind of bombardment of the body with the caner-fighting drugs whose effects - as anyone who has ever undergone chemotherapy will attest - can be almost as bad as the disease itself, for healthy as well as cancer cells are subjected to the drug. But with the synthetic DNA nanobot, such drugs can be directedly administered to the unhealthy cells themselves, bypassing the surrounding healthy cells. That, at least, is the theory.
But it is what is said at the end of this article that intrigues, for the commentator goes on to mention wider applications of the technology: use of such nanobots to literally conduct check-ups of the body on a cell-by-cell level. Such uses would be a great leap forward in early cancer detection, for example, and presumably also make earlier treatment more feasible, long before the disease would be detectable by current methods of diagnosis. Conceivably, such technologies could detect potential danger areas for aneurisms, heart valve malfunction, and a host of other problems, and perhaps even be able to do "nano-surgery" on the problem areas without the current anaethsatize and cut methods. Imagine going to your physician for "heart surgery," and simply being told to "roll up your sleeve" for your injection of heart-repairing nanobots.
There are, of course, the dangers, and we all see them. The technology that could be used to repair is also a technology that could be used to kill, quietly, cell-by-cell. Then, too, there are the confident predictions of scientists that the nanobots are "entirely neutral" to the surrounding healthy tissue and therefore pose no threats to human health. Well... we've heard variations of this theme before, mostly in reference to the GMO issue, where long term and genuinely independent scientific tests were never really done, prompting the current wave of studies and increasing global skepticism over the technology. Here too, we should exercise due caution before leaping on to the nano-bot bandwagon. And, while pursuing these types of technologies, we should also openly push and advocate for a full disclosure and testing on the non-pharmacological and non-surgical methods of Dr. Royal Raymond Rife, or Dr. Alain Priore and others who have investigated the electromagnetic dimensions of health.
Caveats notwithstanding, however, we do wish this leukemia-sufferer well, and commend him or her for the willingness to test an as yet untested medical technology... God speed!

THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: ARTIFICIAL WOMBS AND MOTHERLESS BIRTHS…       hehe wait~ta till "their" "monsters" grow up wit out NO LOVE , huh Herr dr. vic~tor Lol  Oops

In the insane rush of transhumanism to rob humanity of the last vestiges of...well... humanity, there's now the artificial womb (and thanks to Ms. S.S. and S.H. for finding and sharing these articles):
The Artificial Womb Is Born: Welcome To The WORLD Of The MATRIX
Artificial wombs: The coming era of motherless births
Perhaps the story here can be summed up with the opening passges of the first article:
"The artificial womb exists. In Tokyo, researchers have developed a technique called EUFI — extrauterine fetal incubation. They have taken goat fetuses, threaded catheters through the large vessels in the umbilical cord and supplied the fetuses with oxygenated blood while suspending them in incubators that contain artificial amniotic fluid heated to body temperature.
"For a moment, as you contemplate those fetal goats, it may seem a short hop to the Central Hatchery of Aldous Huxley’s imagination. In fact, in recent decades, as medicine has focused on the beginning and end stages of pregnancy, the essential time inside the woman’s body has been reduced. We are, however, still a long way from connecting those two points, from creating a completely artificial gestation. But we are at a moment when the fetus, during its obligatory time in the womb, is no longer inaccessible, no longer locked away from medical interventions.
"The future of human reproductive medicine lies along the speeding trajectories of several different technologies. There is neonatology, accomplishing its miracles at the too-abrupt end of gestation. There is fetal surgery, intervening dramatically during pregnancy to avert the anomalies that kill and cripple newborns. There is the technology of assisted reproduction, the in-vitro fertilization and gamete retrieval-and-transfer fireworks of the last 20 years. And then, inevitably, there is genetics. All these technologies are essentially new, and with them come ethical questions so potent that the very inventors of these miracles seem half-afraid of where we may be heading."
And this passages from the second article:
"Whether Haldane’s view will prove correct about the specific timing of when ectogenesis might become popular, or the numbers of children born that way, it’s certain that he was correct that tAt the same time, he was right that the societal implications are sure to be significant as the age of motherless birth approaches."
"The age of motherless birth approaches..."  That says it all.
And it is this I find so disturbing. There will doubtless be some who view the whole notion as a great boon to humanity: parents unable to have children for whatever reasons of health, a woman unable to bear children but who nevertheless wants them, might, should the arc of technological development suggested in the two articles continue, be able to do so. And of course, all of this will be "sold" to humanity as a good thing. Call me a Luddite, if you will, but I am not so sure. Far from it. Our earliest contact with other human beings occurs in our mother's womb. We hear her heartbeat and breathing and conversation. We might hear, even, distant and muffled, our father's voice. But our human development begins there and not, as some would have it, outside the womb. Our personhood begins there in that primordial ocean, surrounded by the muffled voices of a community of remote indecipherable gods from the get-go.
But now our technology threatens to take away even this most primordial humanizing experience, and, if one read between the lines a bit, it is a profoundly anti-feminine, anti-female agenda that it portends; it is a kind of technological rendering of superfluousness of the feminine and the female that I find so disquieting about this, for our first human interactions, whether we are male or female, is in the womb, with our mothers.  We can imagine, of course, the kind of totally "technotronic era" envisioned by twisted minds, where everything is plotted and planned by the great corporate state: this seminal sample will be matched with that egg sample, be born in an Ehrlenmeyer flask, and nurtured in a test-tube tank with the appropriate "nutrients" monitored by cold and remote technicians until the "time of birthing," when it will all be disconnected and, perhaps like Neo, flushed out of the system, or handed over to pre-selected "parents" to raise "it."  Of course, the scientismists will object that they can play pre-recorded conversations of the selected parents in the artificial "womb" and thus head off all possibility of whatever dehumanizing might occur. And this, of course, is the reduction. And we can envision more horrors of the reductionist kind as well, for "as the age of motherless birth approaches," so too, the age of fatherless conception must lie not far behind. And once the scientismists bring us there, with fatherless conceptions and motherless wombs and births, one can imagine the inevitable psychological impact.
And it will all continue until some bright(or really, just common sensical) psychologist notices that "something tends to be wrong" with the portion of the population "birthed" (or even "conceived") in this way, because the bottom line, folks, in spite of all attempts to reduce it to merely material processes or chemical reactions or statistics, is that love is not a material quantizable phenomenon, and anyone who tells you otherwise, is lying, and knows he (or she) is lying.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The True Story About ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle Finally Comes Out



The True Story About ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle Finally Comes Out  ~
 So why should we trust their fabricated story about Chris Kyle. HUH ?
by Michael Thomas
February 6th, 2015
Updated 02/08/2015 at 8:30 pm
Why are so many military ‘American Heroes’ manufactured by the Mainstream Media?
Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ has all the markings of a typical U.S. Military-CIA-Hollywood production
Something has been very wrong with the Chris Kyle story from the very beginning.  The circumstances and timing around his death are particularly troubling.  As usual with the violent death of a high profile individual, the entire incident seemed staged and unreal.
Many inflammatory statements in Kyle’s book are also troubling.  Various public comments that Chris has made about key events in war and after his return are equally disturbing.  Undoubtedly there has been something very heavy going on in the background for perhaps his entire military career.
His deliberate and outrageous lie about beating up Jesse Ventura*, which was actually written in a book draft, is particularly suspect. Was it the case of a fabricated hero (Chris Kyle) being used to take down an ex-Governor and ex-Navy Seal (Jesse Ventura) because Jesse has clearly left their reservation?  Like him or not, Jesse V. is clearly his own man.  And he has made it his business to expose many a coverup and crime by the U.S. Government.  That Jesse was then compelled to file a lawsuit (which he decisively won to the tune of $1.8 million) against Kyle’s estate speaks volumes about who is really calling the shots.
*Kyle describes beating up a former Navy SEAL (“Scruff Face”) after the SEAL claims American soldiers deserved to die in Iraq.   Early drafts of the book identified the SEAL as Jesse Ventura, former governor of Minnesota and famed professional wrestler, but Kyle’s publishers removed the name for fear of a lawsuit.[1]
When it comes right down to it, do we really know Kyle’s actual record as a sniper during the Iraq war?  Is there reason to believe the Mainstream Media (MSM) about any of the details surrounding Kyle’s ‘accomplishments’, particularly during these days of perpetual war?  After all, “truth is ALWAYS the first casualty of war”.  Furthermore, the MSM has proven itself to be completely untrustworthy concerning the reporting of any reals facts or truths, accurate information or data about anything under the sun.  So why should we trust their fabricated story about Chris Kyle.Screen-Shot-2012-07-30-at-12.02.12-AM-675x240
It all starts with the the NEXUS of the CIA, the MSM and the U.S. Military.
These three entities have complete freedom to concoct any narrative they want to, and then disseminate it as ‘gospel truth’.  No one is looking over their shoulder — EVER!  The United States Armed Services can execute any military mission it chooses when the Commander-in-Chief gives the order.  The CIA can conduct any false flag operation, coup d’├ętat, or proxy war anywhere in the world by invoking  ‘National Security’.  As for the MSM, especially Hollywood, they misrepresent more than they tell the truth about everything and anything.  Who’s to stop them, except an occasional lawsuit from a billionaire.
Now that we have established the USA ground rules, it’s much easier to understand how these three entities working closely together can piece together a ‘character’ like Chris Kyle.  Properly understanding the context of the illicit war in Iraq is extremely critical to understanding the fiction of Kyle.  If any of his exploits are true, then basically he killed in cold blood a lot of men who were simply defending their country from an unprovoked invasion that will eventually be proven to be a war crime of epic proportions.
How does shooting a person in the back or the head or the heart qualify one as a hero? What was Kyle doing in Iraq in the first place?  Was he or his country ever threatened by anyone in Iraq?  The truth of the matter is that he was a contract killer sent there as a mercenary on behalf of corporate interests he will never even know.  Like we said, he was a creation of the war machine who had a good aim, if the official Navy Seal narrative is to be believed.
Unfortunately for Chris Kyle, he proved to be such a loaded cannon in other ways as well that his masters apparently felt the need to neutralize him … on their home turf, mind you. Here’s the back story that you will never see anywhere in the MSM. As follows:
“Chris Kyle (American Sniper) was Killed At Super Elite Presidential Faciilty to Shut Him Up”
Chris Kyle was killed not at a shooting range on his property on the back 40 as we are told.  He was killed at a SUPER ELITE multi-million dollar facility called “Rough Creek Lodge”.  This is a four star facility where George W. Bush keeps a 1300 square foot private suite with high security bedrooms!  This suite also includes a Bose system, HDTV, soaking tub, large stone shower with an adjoining library.   There is also an LBJ suite there as well.
This is a VERY elite facility with famous chefs cooking all the meals.  This facility has a water park and tennis courts.  The five Supreme Court Justices that put Bush in office meet there regularly.  The generation of power brokers who planned the Kennedy assassination meet there regularly.  It’s a big GOP, Defense Contractor, and Banking hangout and is one of the most exclusive resorts in the United States.
Chris Kyle was killed on a multi-million dollar resort in a perfectly controlled environment with range supervisors, loaders, a target placement crew … and nobody saw anything!   The DVDs and HD security video all disappeared.  None of the staff knew anything.  You can look up “Rough Creek” Texas; it’s about an hour outside of Dallas.   So Chris Kyle was killed at the most exclusive shooting range in the country with outdoor air conditioning and every luxury you can imagine and every safety measure possible.  The Mainstream Media simply lied about everything as usual.
They had to shut up Chris Kyle because they didn’t want him to ruin his extraordinary propaganda value.  Chris Kyle said he killed 30 people in New Orleans during Katrina.  Many other shocking truths about Chris Kyle are discussed in the same interview with Gordon Duff.
In the end, this is what can be said about the whole fabricated affair: Chris Kyle was killed to shut him up so they could milk his story for money and give America a twisted hero to worship to feel good about the millions we have killed in our illegal wars for Daddy Bush and the World Shadow Government running the USA![2]
Rough Creek Lodge & Resort
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Not quite the same story that was told by the MSM, is it?  
And yet it is so typical of almost every heroic narrative to come out of any war zone that the US of A has created since World War II.  The point here is not to rain on Chris Kyle’s parade.  His death is no less tragic even though he was apparently murdered in cold blood. He was certainly used unwittingly by those who were in the position to do so.  However, the forces at work on and around him were so great that he never had a chance.
That’s the way it is for many of the real heroes, by the way, who come back from a theater of war and want to tell the truth.  The same interview referred to above produced the following predictable revelation about the many would-be whistleblowers who recognized the drug-running operations being protected by the U.S. Military in Afghanistan.
Before Gordon Duff talked about Chris Kyle he talked about the many soldiers who are locked up in secret prisons for trying to blow the whistle on the US’s drug operation in Afghanistan that anybody but the most naive already knows all about.[2]
War is Hell; Perpetual War is Perpetual Hell
When a soldier signs up for a tour of duty, he or she essentially turns over their person — body and mind, heart and soul — to the greater glory of their nation, right or wrong.  Quite unfortunately for many Americans who enlist like the Chris Kyles of the world, they really do believe in the righteousness of the cause.  They are usually completely clueless to the reality that war is hell.  And, that an unrighteous war is a perpetual hell from which most will never be able to escape.
The vast majority of wars and conflicts initiated by the United States have been unprovoked wars of aggression.  This common type of illegal armed conflict represents nothing short of a series of ongoing war crimes in which every participant is actually a war criminal.  How often has the foreign press reported on the very real possibility that both George W. Bush and Tony Blair (former UK Prime Minister) may be charged with war crimes committed in Iraq by declaring an unprovoked and unlawful war?
This is, incidentally, the very same war that Chris Kyle got caught up in.  According to TIME.com, “by the Pentagon’s count, U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle had at least 160 confirmed kills during four tours in Iraq between 2003 and 2009.”  Certainly, this statistic, whether it’s true or not, is not an achievement to be proud of.  On the contrary, the mercenary killing of foreign soldiers who are merely defending their homeland is the ultimate act of cowardice and shame.
Conclusion
Now it is easy to see why there is such a great push for the warmongers to fabricate war heroes.  Their ugly wars and uglier war machines do not make great advertisements.  Put a ‘war hero’ in the war machine, with lots of medals and accolades, and it is much easier to sell their criminal acts of naked aggression against defenseless countries and powerless peoples.

It should now be easier to see how anyone can be used in wartime when the high command sees to it.  Just as the high command ordered Chris Kyle’s execution at their posh shooting range known as the Rough Creek Lodge & Resort.
May Chris Kyle rest in peace.  And may the people of Iraq find it in their hearts to forgive those who brought so much unnecessary death and destruction to their once beautiful country.
State of the Nation
February 6, 2015
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