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GOOGLE TO JOIN FORCES WITH N.S.A.

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GOOGLE TO JOIN FORCES WITH N.S.A.
By NWV News writer Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
February 10, 2010
An alleged intrusion into Google’s immense cyber system has provoked the Obama White House to accelerate in plans for government monitoring of the Internet, something that should be triggering alarms throughout the nation, according to security experts.
According to the Obama White House, Google will now work with the National Security Agency (NSA) to stem a “crisis.” However, more than a few Washington insiders are wary of such a partnership.
One political strategist points to a statement by President Barack Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel: “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
“Rahm Emanuel is a Chicago from-the-gut politician who is the last person you want having access to your personal information or monitoring your Internet activities,” said political strategist Mike Baker. “This is a crisis that will be used against Americans not the Chinese.” 
During a segment of Glenn Beck’s Fox News Channel show, the popular host declared that while the Chinese government and businesses pose a threat to U.S. economic stability, the Obama White House and government agencies are powerless to stop the enormous amount of espionage perpetrated by Chinese spies.  More

The “Campaign Against America”

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deesdeocbirdsWhat was begun and partially implemented under the Republicans is now being finished by the Democrats.  If the majority of us have not understood by now that there is only one party in the District of Criminals, and that both factions of this party of controlling elites is dedicated to ending our sovereignty and thoroughly trashing our Constitution to meet that end, there is no hope for us.

Although most of the country heaved a sigh of relief when Bush 2 left office, taking with him the most corrupt cabinet and administration ever in our history, that relief was short lived.  It quickly became apparent that there would be a continuation of the “Campaign Against America” so successfully waged by the Bush Republicans.

When the Democrats assumed power many assumed there would be a reversal of all the egregious legislation that was neither Constitutional nor conducive to a free democratic society.  In that moment when we had to decide which lever to pull in the voting booth, which button to push many of us hoped this simple act would magically change the nightmare that has become our “government”. 

We voted for change.  The Democrats who promised change are fulfilling that promise with speed.  Here’s the change we can believe in:

  • HR 814 National Animal Identification System (NAIS)

The theft of real livestock property from individual owners and producers creating a burdensome regulatory system with massive costs to family and independent producers while providing loopholes for industrialized corporate animal production; a known source of food contamination.  This program will do nothing to halt or track disease in livestock that isn’t already being done without it.

  • HR 875, the Food Safety and Modernization Act and a host of other like-bills. 

Euphemistically referred to as “food safety” bills.  Dedicated to centralizing the food supply in the hands of industrialized corporate farming and ending family and independent farming and ranching.

These bills create a police state bureau which will be empowered to act outside the Constitution and not constrained by constitutional provisions or rights.  Each of them includes the Premises ID which empowers the government to seize and control previously owned individual property. 

These bills are dedicated to the takeover of all food production and supply in the US.

  • HR 759 The Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2009

This bill will facilitate the full implementation of Codex Alimentarius a world wide effort by the UN to seize control of food production and supply by forcing all nations to adhere to a contrived “harmonization” of laws.  Codex is set to be fully implemented by December 31, 2009 but without passage and adoption of Codex through legislative action, this would be an act of treason to subject the people of the US to non-US laws and regulations.

  • S 787 :The Clean Water Restoration Act

              which is nothing more than the federal government seizing control of the US water supply from any source whatsoever.  

  • S 773  The Cyber Security Act of 2009-10   

         This fine piece of fascist work includes a “kill switch” provision allowing the government at will, at its own determination to shut off all or   parts of the internet.  And of course there is s 778 which establishes a new office in the executive branch dedicated to doing this very thing.

 PS: On this kill switch issue they also want one on planes, and a “kill switch” is included in SMART GRID that ever expanding plan to dictate how much energy you can use with the capability of shutting down entire sections of the country……or just your house…..whatever suits their needs at the moment.

 With just these five bills our government is poised to;

  • take over food production and supply and hand it over to their corporate handlers
  • force family and independent food and livestock producers to “voluntarily” abandon their property rights and forfeit them to the federal government
  • establish another police state bureaucracy whose main mission will be enforcement of this part of the police state
  • seize control of the entire water supply allowing it to be converted from one of human right, to a tradable commodity for sale to the highest bidder and which will necessitate the creation of yet another bureaucracy to enforce this takeover
  • Shut down all internet access and phone service at will to end the alternative sources of news and communication by the public to be enforced by another newly created bureaucracy located in the White House.
  • Shut down all electric service either individually or by region or area which of course will require another unelected bureaucratic enforcement agency to be created.

Not one of these bills or programs will make us safe from terrorist attacks or do anything other than diminish our standing as a free people.  Each of these items is designed to lessen our freedom, to subject us to police state powers enforced by multiple police state enforcement agencies. 

 As for the “national security” claim and the threats of being attacked; we would be far better off to keep an eye on the Washington District of Criminals.  It is from the “district” that the greatest attacks on our freedom and liberty are being waged. 

(C) Marti Oakley 2009

New cybersecurity bill for electric grid readied

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From ComputerWorld

New cybersecurity bill for electric grid readied

Legislation follows report that said cyberspies gained access to U.S. electrical infrastructure

Jaikumar Vijayan

April 28, 2009 (Computerworld) Amid growing concern over the vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid to cyberattacks, two lawmakers are preparing to introduce new legislation aimed at bolstering the industry’s responsiveness to such threats.

The Critical Electric Infrastructure Protection Act is scheduled to be introduced on Thursday by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security.

A brief statement issued by the house committee today described the proposed legislation as one that would primarily empower the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of gas, oil and electricity, to issue “emergency rules or orders” if a cyberthreat is imminent.

The rules or orders may be issued if the Secretary of Homeland Security determines that a national security threat exists, the statement said. It did not, however, clarify what kind of rules and orders the proposed bill is specifically referring to.

In addition, the bill would require the commission to assess existing cybersecurity standards within the electric sector and establish new standards, as needed, for dealing with cyberthreats. It would also require the Department of Homeland Security to conduct an investigation to determine if the electric infrastructure has been compromised by outsiders.

The proposed legislation takes a “common sense” approach to tackling critical issues with electrical infrastructure security, Thompson is quoted as saying in the release. “Any failure of our electric grid, whether intentional or unintentional, would have a significant and potentially devastating impact on our nation,” he said.

The legislation follows a report published earlier this month by The Wall Street Journal that described how cyberspies from China, Russia and elsewhere have gained access to the U.S. electrical grid and installed malware tools that could be used to shut down service.

The story, which quoted unnamed national security and intelligence sources, described the attackers as having deeply penetrated the power infrastructure and poised to cause major disruptions in the event of a crisis or war.

Over the past few years, several others also have warned about the vulnerability of the power infrastructure. In 2007, the Idaho National Laboratory prepared a demonstration for the Department of Homeland Security in which a software vulnerability in a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system was used to cripple a generator.

A video of the demonstration that showed the generator being reduced to a smoking, shuddering hunk of metal aired on CNN, and still remains one of the most potent symbols of just what can go wrong if the power infrastructure is attacked in a cyberwar.

Concerns have prompted calls for mandatory security controls for some time now. For instance, a broad cybersecurity bill introduced recently by Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) calls, among other things, for regulations mandating baseline security standards in critical infrastructure industries such as the power sector.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which in December delivered a set of cybersecurity recommendations for President Obama, also called for similar regulations in the electric sector.


Posted By Beat The Chip to Beat The Chip at 5/03/2009 04:25:00 PM

“A Culture Of Surveillance”: Big Brother is at your door!

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by Chuck Baldwin
April 28, 2009

It is truly amazing how much news the American news media chooses to ignore. If one wants to discover what is actually going on in the world, he or she often has to go to the foreign press. This has again been the case with a story that every American should be extremely interested in, but which has been totally ignored by the American news media. I found this story in Russia Today.

According to RussiaToday.com, “The personal computer may soon be not-so-private, with the U.S. and some European nations working on laws allowing them access to search the content held on a person’s hard drive.

“President Obama’s administration is keeping unusually tight-lipped on the details, which is raising concerns among computer users and liberty activists.”

The report also states, “In extreme secrecy from the public, the United States is hammering out an international copyright treaty with several other countries and the European Union. Under the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (or ACTA), governments will get sweeping new powers to search and seize material thought to be in breach of copyright. But why all the secrecy?”

Russia Today quotes Richard Stallman, prominent American software freedom activist, as saying, “Democracy gets bypassed and they can do to us whatever they want. I can only guess that it’s going to be nasty, because if it weren’t going to be nasty, they wouldn’t need to keep it a secret.”

The report also said, “Up until now, the breach of copyright has been a civil matter. The Obama administration seems to now want to criminalize it.”

The report continued saying, “Some say modern America is being overtaken by a culture of surveillance.”

A culture of surveillance indeed. What began in earnest under former President George W. Bush is now sharply escalating under President Barack Obama.

According to Ecommerce Journal, President Obama and his Big Brother fellow travelers in Congress are seeking power to “cut the whole world off the Internet.” The report says, “Senators John Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe proposed the Cybersecurity Act that would create the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor. Its powers are detailed in the The Cybersecurity Act of 2009.

“If the President so chooses, he can call a ‘cybersecurity emergency’ and shut down or limit any ‘net traffic or a ‘critical’ network ‘in the name of national security,’ though the bill fails to provide concrete definitions on what is ‘critical’ or what constitutes an ’emergency.'”

The report goes on to say, “This new legislation seeks to give even more power to the government to regulate the Internet and, in future, the possibility to regulate content and usage. What begins as a method of defeating terrorism and protecting telecommunications, can quickly become a method to regulate ‘hate speech’ to assign ‘motive’ or ‘intent’ to harm and even to regulate and legislate the flow of information that is deemed by the ‘thought police’ to be inflammatory or counter-productive to their cause.”

The report says that the new cybersecurity legislation can be a “framework for future, more invasive legislation. It is a first step to the loss of internet privacy, free speech and the free flow of information.”

So, once again, the passing of a Republican Presidential administration and the advent of a Democratic Presidential administration have resulted in zero change in the overall direction of the ship of state. In the name of “national security,” the federal government of this country continues to deepen its commitment to what can only be described as a police-state mentality. And, once again, the national news media in America chooses to ignore the story, and by so doing, shows willful compliance with this disturbing phenomenon.

I wonder how many Obama supporters are paying attention?

During the Bush years, my “conservative” brethren (especially the ones calling themselves Christians) repeatedly turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the myriad foibles and falsehoods, and frequent fraudulence of President Bush because he was a Republican. Now we will see how many Obama supporters will look the other way in order to protect President Obama because he is a Democrat. I suspect most of them will show themselves of no better character than the Bush supporters.

Consider: Obama promised to end the war in Iraq. But what has he done since being elected? He merely moved the major combat theater to Afghanistan. He is even in the process of escalating the war in Afghanistan to possibly include Pakistan. So, where are the “peacenik” liberals who supported Obama? Why do they not loudly proclaim their opposition, as they did when Bush was in office?

Furthermore, Obama criticized Bush’s undisciplined deficit spending, but what has he done since becoming President? He has deeply expanded Bush’s failed financial policy of excessive deficit spending. Again, where are all the loud voices of protest?

George Bush wanted amnesty for illegal aliens. Barack Obama wants amnesty for illegal aliens. George Bush supported the assault weapons ban. Barack Obama supports the assault weapons ban. George Bush wanted to limit the legal rights of certain people charged with crimes. Well, friends, Barack Obama also wants to limit the rights of people charged with crimes.

Just last week, an Associated Press report stated, “The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to overrule long-standing law that stops police from initiating questions unless a defendant’s lawyer is present, another stark example of the White House seeking to limit rather than expand rights.

“The administration’s action–and several others–have disappointed civil rights and civil liberties groups that expected President Barack Obama to reverse the policies of his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, after the Democrat’s call for change during the 2008 campaign.”

So, where are Obama’s supporters who thought they were voting for change? Will they do nothing, as did Bush’s supporters, and accept this abridgment of personal liberty, simply because “their man” is in the White House? Probably.

In addition, George Bush created a Big-Government monster known as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Can there be any doubt that DHS is in the process of manufacturing a ubiquitous surveillance society that eavesdrops, snoops, and monitors virtually our entire lives? And what does Barack Obama do immediately after assuming office? He multiplies and expands the surveillance society to even greater degrees. So again I ask, where are all the Bush critics to denounce Barack Obama’s draconian anti-privacy, anti-freedom policies?

The Internet is the last best source of free and independent information left. Think where the liberty movement would be without the Internet. But even as we speak, President Obama and his allies in Congress are attempting to obtain the authority to censor information on–and curtail access to–the Internet. Plus, in the name of “cybersecurity,” they are plotting to obtain the authority to monitor and seize anyone’s personal computer at will.

The Russia Today report is right: we do have a culture of surveillance. We also have a culture of cowardice by people from both sides of the political aisle who, in the name of partisan politics, are willfully accommodating and facilitating the demise of this constitutional republic.

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