From Stephen C. Webster's article in Raw Story:
... Eerie as that may be, more perplexing, however, is a federal contract from the 6th Contracting Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, located south of Tampa, Florida, that solicits providers of "persona management software."
While there are certainly legitimate applications for such software, such as managing multiple "official" social media accounts from a single input, the more nefarious potential is clear.
Unfortunately, the Air Force's contract description doesn't help dispel suspicions. As the text explains, the software would require licenses for 50 users with 10 personas each, for a total of 500. These personas would have to be "replete with background , history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographacilly consistent."
It continues, noting the need for secure virtual private networks that randomize the operator's Internet protocol (IP) address, making it impossible to detect that it's a single person orchestrating all these posts. Another entry calls for static IP address management for each persona, making it appear as though each fake person was consistently accessing from the same computer each time. ...
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Saturday, February 19, 2011
From Stephen C. Webster's article in Raw Story:
Mike Daisey on his monologue, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.
Time Magazine reported the story of the bicycle-hijacking:
Skyjacking had never looked easier. Last week, a few hours after daybreak, Frank Markoe Sibley Jr., 43, of Stateline, Nev., pulled a ski mask over his face, slung an M-l rifle across the handlebars of his bicycle, and pedaled through a gap in the fence surrounding the Reno Municipal Airport—the same gap used by another hijacker three months ago. (Reno has applied for federal funds for a new fence, but has yet to receive them.) Ditching his bike, he slipped the rifle under his green field jacket, bulled his way into the line of passengers boarding a United Air Lines Boeing 727 bound for San Francisco, and took command of the aircraft.
Sibley's demands were as unusual as his methods. Besides $2,000,000 in $20 and $50 bills and $8,000 worth of gold bars—the highest ransom ever demanded in the U.S.—he insisted upon items ranging from three Thompson submachine guns and 300 feet of nylon rope to ammonia inhalers, smelling salts, pep pills and sleeping pills. Once the passengers were off the plane, it flew to Vancouver, B.C. Told that that much U.S. currency was not on hand in Vancouver, Sibley ordered the plane to Seattle. En route, he handed the crew a four-page statement explaining his motives, and ordered the captain to have it read over radio stations in Vancouver and Seattle.
"We are a well-disciplined, paramilitary organization fed up with Nixon's broken promises and deceit, which is clearly expressed by his secret buildup of forces in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia," began Sibley's statement. He went on to say that United Air Lines was a "major contributor to the war effort," and he threatened to destroy not only the plane he had hijacked but the entire United fleet. "It is those who support and encourage this war who should be prosecuted, not us," the hijacker wrote.
By sunset, 40 FBI agents had coordinated an attack on the plane, which was parked at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Two agents, posing as relief pilots, boarded through the side door from a forklift truck, while others stormed up the rear gangway. Sibley, wounded in the shoulder and leg, was taken to the hospital. When it was announced that no one else had been injured in the shootout, the crowd of observers broke into applause.
The current uprisings in Egypt and the Middle East of oppressed people seeking freedom is, I would venture, the gradualsurfacing of a world wide innate need to unite in a collective state of social cooperation and altruism ~ the driving force of evolution. The latest advances in science could well be revealing this very same phenomenon is the basic stuff of molecular matter.
Let’s use the latest findings of the Large Hadron Collider ( LHC ) near Switzerland as an example. Amir D. Aczel , Scientific America, reports on February 11, 2011 that Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider are trying to solve a puzzle of their own making ~ why particles sometimes fly in sync with each other: “ Last summer physicists noticed that some of the particles created by their proton collisions appeared to be synchronizing their flight paths, like flocks of birds. The findings were so bizarre that “we’ve spent all the time since [then] convincing ourselves that what we were seeing was real,”says Guido Tonelli, a spokesperson for CMS, one of two general-purpose experiments at the LHC.
"The state-accorded usage rights of Christiania are not unlimited," the court said, upholding and finalising an appeals court ruling in 2009.
The Supreme Court did not however order the squatters who have occupied the enclave since 1971 to leave, but said they must return to the negotiating table.
The court also said the residents should accept a "normalisation" of Christiania's status, ordered by the government in 2004.
Christiania was founded on September 26, 1971 when a band of guitar-laden hippies made an abandoned army barracks in central Copenhagen their home. They raised their "freedom flag" and named their new abode "Christiania, free city".
While U.S. officials continue to attempt to conduct business with the Chinese regime, behind the scenes, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is building a military intended to defeat the United States.
“It is clear that we are dealing with a military that is focused and serious about finding ways in which to defeat us should a conflict occur,” states a testimony given to the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission, by Roger Cliff of the RAND Corporation, on Jan. 27.
“Although the ongoing conflicts in Southwest Asia will rightly remain the emphasis of U.S. military resources and planning for the time being, we also need to engage in an effort to acquire the capabilities to counter those that China is acquiring that are at least as focused and systematic as those which China is engaged in,” states Cliff.
The CCP military strategy is designed to defeat a military that is superior using “anti-access” strategies. It is developing ways to disable or destroy the elements that would give the United States an upper hand on the battlefield without having to engage them directly in combat.
Ambitions are very clear when it comes to the regime’s overall goals. One report, “Global geopolitical changes and China’s strategic choices” by Li Limin, describes China’s desire to disrupt relations between the United States and Japan, control Taiwan and the South China Sea, and keep its own military strength hidden.
By Alice Kessler-Harris, Jewish Women's Archive
Jewish American women have played a central role in the American labor movement since the beginning of the twentieth century. As women, they brought to trade unions their sensibilities about the organizing process and encouraged labor to support government regulation to protect women in the workforce. As Jews who emerged from a left-wing cultural tradition, they nurtured a commitment to social justice, which would develop into what is often called “social unionism.” From their position as an ethnic and religious minority, as well as from their position as women, they helped to shape the direction of the mainstream labor movement.
To be sure, competitive individualism and the desire to make it in America could hinder unionization efforts. But a well-developed ethic of social justice played an equally important role, producing perhaps the most politically aware of all immigrant groups. Socialist newspapers predominated in New York’s Yiddish-speaking Lower East Side. Jews were well represented in the Socialist Party after 1901. Though their unions were weak, Jews were among the best organized of semiskilled immigrants. In the immigrant enclaves of America’s large cities, as in Europe, women benefited from the shared sense that women worked for their families, as they absorbed much of their community’s concern for social justice. This did not deflect the desire of working women to get out of the shops, but it did contribute to the urge to make life in them better.
Today, February 18th, 2011, I am 78.
I know you are asking many questions on Twitter and elsewhere about what I am really like. It's something I would love to know, too! One day it will suddenly dawn on us …maybe.
The world situation is too urgent for us now to discuss trivial things, like what I eat for breakfast.
We are at a point in human history when we have to wake up and realize that the only people who can save the world are us.
Every hour that goes by without us doing anything about it affects us, and affects the world that we love so much.
In his State of the Union Speech, President Obama said we should do "big things." Well, we are already doing the biggest thing anybody in the human history could ever hope for.
Together, we are creating a world of Peace, Love and Freedom, all while the negative forces try their hardest to stop us.
With their power, they want to control the whole world. But we will not let them.
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