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July 31st, 2013
Then, Mike Adams, from that obviously obscure Taiwanese NaturalNews
conglomerate, twists around the news to look like this:
Report No. 1
Apps That Know What
You Want, Before
A range of start-ups and big companies
like Google are working on what is known as predictive search - new
tools that act as robotic personal assistants, anticipating what you
need before you ask for it. Glance at your phone in the morning, for
instance, and see an alert that you need to leave early for your next
meeting because of traffic, even though you never told your phone you
had a meeting, or where it was.
How does the phone know?
Because an application has
read your e-mail, scanned your calendar, tracked your location, parsed
traffic patterns and figured out you need an extra half-hour to
drive to the meeting.
The technology is the latest development in Web search, and one of the
first that is tailored to mobile devices. It does not even require
people to enter a search query. Your context - location, time of day
and digital activity - is the query, say the engineers who build these
Ads are not far off. "The better we can provide information, even
without you asking for it, the better we can provide commercial
information people are excited to be promoting to you," Larry Page,
Google's chief executive, told analysts in April.
Some skeptics say pushing ads and other unwanted information could be
annoying or even a violation of privacy. If you watch a movie trailer on
YouTube, for instance, Google Now may send local showtimes when the
film arrives in your city. But what if you hated the trailer?
"People could find the interface disruptive rather than helpful," Ms.
Baris Gultekin, a product management director at Google who helped
invent Now, said the company
was aware of that risk and was "very conservative" with what it showed
your phone know?
" - The same way anyone who can easily hack into
your Smart Phones will: "....reading
your e-mail, scanning your calendar, tracking your location...."
No question about it - satan is having a proverbial Field Day in
the little time he has left..... and most humans are falling for it.
New York Times Reports
Report No. 2
Oakland City Council
Considering Ban On 'Destructive Items' During Protests. (1)
A proposal to ban hammers, wrenches,
shields, sling shots, paint projectiles and other potentially
destructive items at protests will be considered by the Oakland City
Council at its meeting on Tuesday night.
The ordinance prohibiting so-called "tools of violence and vandalism"
during a demonstration is being proposed by Councilman Noel Gallo, who
said in a letter to his colleagues that it’s designed to counter
violence that occurred during recent protests against the acquittal of
George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida.
Gallo said the damage to businesses in downtown Oakland and the
adjacent Chinatown district included broken windows, graffiti and
arson. In addition, a waiter at the restaurant Flora was hit in the
face with a hammer, he said.
Oakland to ban hammers, wrenches, tripods, walking canes, shields and
other 'tools of vandalism' in bizarre Orwellian disarmament push. (2)
Forget "gun control." That's old news. The city of Oakland, California
now wants to ban any object that could be used as a "tool of
vandalism," including hammers, wrenches, slingshots, shields and
presumably anything else with a blunt edge such as garden rakes or
Although NaturalNews provides the original
link to the CBS Local News, from our experience, very, very few people
follow the referenced to links. They believe what they read and that is the information they walk
Frankly, I do not understand why the City of Oakland needs to pass an
ordinance to prevent demonstrators from carrying hammers, wrenches,
etc. to a demonstration. Preventing this should be as logical - and
legal - as preventing lighting a cigarette while filling the car tank
with gas. Anyone who
shows up to a demonstration with that kind of "equipment" should be
barred from it and, if defiant, give him/her a one day tour of the city
jail after passing through the "photo studio" of the police
If this is Police State - so be it! We have the Divine and
constitutional right to
peacefully demonstrate and show our disagreement/disapproval with this
. We have no right to
go on a violence and destructive spree
under any circumstance
As we wrote back in 2003 (3)
Anarchical behavior, is not appropriate under any circumstances. Do you
hear us, Bergoglio?
No To Anarchy
July 30th, 2013
Report No. 1
FBI raids rescue 105
kids forced into prostitution. (1)
The FBI says it has rescued 105
children who were forced into prostitution in the United States and
arrested 150 people it described as pimps and others in a series
of raids in 76 American cities.
The campaign, known as "Operation Cross Country," was the largest of
its type and conducted under the FBI's "Innocence Lost" initiative. The
assistant director of the FBI's criminal investigative division, Ron
Hosko, said that child prostitution remains what he called a
"persistent threat" to children across America.
The FBI said the campaign has resulted in rescuing 2,700 children since
More prayers are being answered. However, it
is a shame
harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore
the Lord of the harvest, that he send labourers into his harvest.
Those who work to rescue these children of God need (and deserve!) our
The above news is more than music to my ears. It is "high octane fuel"
to keep us praying for them.
Report No. 2
Pope Francis says he won't judge gay priests
Pope Francis reached out to gays,
saying he won't judge
priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and
wide-ranging news conference Monday as he returned from his first
"If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who
am I to judge?" Francis asked. "We shouldn't marginalize people for
this. They must be integrated into society."
Francis' predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that
said men who had deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be
priests. Francis was much more conciliatory in his first news
conference as pope, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their
The comments did not signal any change in church policy. Catholic
teaching still holds that homosexual acts are "intrinsically
disordered." But they indicated a shift in tone under Francis' young
papacy and an emphasis on a church that is more inclusive and merciful
rather than critical and disciplinary.
Francis also said he wanted a greater role for women in the church,
though he insisted that they cannot become priests.
Indeed, sexual orientation (as long as it is
not pedophilia as it is being classified by some now) should not
interfere with a man being a good priest just as the very fine movie
"The Priest" exemplified.
However, the potential for sexual abuse risks in heterosexual as well
priestly candidates needs to be seriously evaluated
before they are given the go ahead for ordination.
This is something that we know is not done.
July 29th, 2013
Report No. 1
Rebel pope urges
Catholics to shake up dioceses. (1)
Pope Francis showed his
rebel side Thursday, urging
young Catholics to shake up the church and make a "mess" in their
dioceses by going out into the streets to spread the faith. It's
a message he put into practice by visiting one of Rio's most violent
slums and opening the church's World Youth Day on a rain-soaked
Has anyone, among his adoring crowd on a
worldwide scale, enough sense to ponder why this was not done when the
was "lord and master" of Argentine Catholicism?
An individual, of any
country in the world
, in the position that he held in the
Argentine Roman Catholic Church could do just about anything short of
denying the Divity of Christ, yet he did not do any of what he so
vehemently and "saintly" preaches from the position most of the world
believes he holds.
Nonetheless, all of this is coherent with the upcoming reality.... most
of Roman Catholics will fall in the False Christ trap. Logically, this
massive deception must happen.
Report No. 2
Four Steps for
Dealing With a Data Breach. (1)
If your personal information has been
compromised because of a
data breach, it's important that you act fast to help protect
against identity theft. Here are four proactive steps you should
immediately take to keep your information secure and avoid fraud down
1. Place a fraud alert or security
freeze on your credit reports
With a fraud alert placed on your
account, credit grantors are encouraged to take extra steps to verify
your identity any time your name is used to open a credit account,
increase the credit limit on an existing account or obtain a new card
on an existing account.
2. Close necessary accounts
Close the accounts that are linked to
the company hit by the data breach or any other accounts that may have
been compromised by contacting the necessary creditors, banks and phone
and utility companies.
3. Keep an eye on your
If you are susceptible to identity
theft, a credit monitoring service will allow you to closely monitor
your credit account activity.
The company that suffered the data breach may provide a temporary, free
credit monitoring service for those whose information has been
compromised. You can also access one free credit report each year from
all three credit reporting agencies online at
4. Be alert
An identity thief may wait up to a year
or even longer before using your personal information for financial
transactions, so stay alert by routinely monitoring your credit reports
and thoroughly reading your financial account statements.
Considering the level of hacking in today's
computerized world, one must be very alert regarding this matter. One
may be the most security minded individual in the world, yet,
the credit card or bank or IRS that one trusted with your identity and
financial information, as we have often shown, get hacked regularly.
we use their services because we believe the seriousness of the
situation - we are not promoting Equifax, but their suggestions are
very good and we feel that it is our responsibility to share them with
Report No. 3
Four out of Five in US face near-poverty, no work. (1)
Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle
with joblessness, near-poverty
or reliance on welfare for at
least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic
security and an elusive American dream.
Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly
globalized U.S. economy, the widening gap between rich and poor, and
the loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend.
While racial and ethnic
minorities are more likely to live in poverty, race disparities in the poverty
rate have narrowed substantially since the 1970s, census data
Economic insecurity among
whites also is more pervasive than is shown in the government's
poverty data, engulfing more
than 76 percent of white adults by the time they turn 60,
according to a new economic gauge being published next year by the
Oxford University Press.
The gauge defines "economic insecurity" as a year or more of periodic
joblessness, reliance on government aid such as food stamps or income
below 150 percent of the poverty line. Measured across all races, the
risk of economic insecurity rises to 79 percent.
Marriage rates are in decline across all races, and the number of white
mother-headed households living in poverty has risen to the level of
Now for the "Belive
it or not
" section: Most countries in the world are in worse shape,
this situation really is a sad state of affairs. Mediocre leaders can
produce mediocre results.
July 27th, 2013
Report No. 1
Note: m de P's
comments may be found within the news quotes in bold
Pope Francis showed his rebel
side Thursday, urging young Catholics to shake up the church and make a
"mess" in their dioceses by going out into the streets to spread
the faith. It's a message he put into practice by visiting one of Rio's
most violent slums and opening the church's World Youth Day on a
rain-soaked Copacabana Beach.
order to religious anarchism. Let a Bishop now try to stop any project
young Catholics will come up to "spread the faith".
Dubbed the "slum pope" for his work with the poor, Francis received a
rapturous welcome in the Varginha shantytown, part of a slum area of
northern Rio so violent it's known as the Gaza Strip. The 76-year-old
Argentine seemed entirely at home, wading into cheering crowds, kissing
people young and old and telling them the Catholic Church is on their
again - What has been "his work for the poor" before and after his
"election"? All that is known about his real work for the poor is to
talk about it but the masses keep falling for it - right on schedule.
"No one can remain
insensitive to the inequalities that persist in the world!"
Francis told a crowd of thousands who braved a cold rain and stood in a
muddy soccer field to welcome him. "No amount of peace-building will be
able to last, nor will harmony and happiness be attained in a society
that ignores, pushes to the margins or excludes a part of itself."
how sensitive are you, Bergoglio? Photo and Video ops will not cut it.
Action is what is needed and which you will never do.... but the masses
fall for it on schedule.
He told the thousands of youngsters, with an estimated 30,000
Argentines registered, to
get out into the streets and spread their faith and make a "mess,"
saying a church that doesn't
go out and preach simply becomes a civic or humanitarian group.
has that almost right - the "Church" did not become a civic or
humanitarian group. The "Church" became the largest and most powerful
multinational the post Noah's Flood world has ever seen. Then, the
question is: "Aren't you ashamed to have been, and continue to be, a
of its Administration?"
"I want to tell you
something. What is it that I expect as a consequence of World Youth
Day? I want a mess. We knew that in Rio there would be great
disorder, but I want trouble
in the dioceses!" he said, speaking off the cuff in his native
Spanish. "I want to see the church get closer to the people. I want to get rid of clericalism,
the mundane, this closing ourselves off within ourselves, in our
parishes, schools or structures. Because these need to get out!"
Apparently realizing the radicalness of his message, he apologized in advance to the
bishops at home.
one apologizes, it is when one realizes one has made a mistake. Exactly
what kind of cooperation does he expect to have from the Bishops of the
world with "this kind of tune"? None, of course, and no man can run a
multinational like the RCC without the full cooperation of most of its
local managers - the Bishops. But obviously that does not bother him
much, does it? Do we need to call Daniel for a handwriting on the wall
In an indication of the havoc wreaked by four days of steady showers, organizers made an almost
unheard-of change in the festival's agenda, moving the Saturday vigil
and climactic Sunday Mass to Copacabana Beach from a rural area
30 miles (50 kilometers) from the city center. The terrain of the area,
Guaratiba, had turned into a vast field of mud, making the overnight
camping plans of pilgrims untenable.
God be praised! It was at Guaratiba where the demonic stage, we spoke
about in our
24th News Commentary
, was built. God saw to it that it would
Francis' visit to the Varginha slum followed in the footsteps of Pope
John Paul II, who visited two such favelas during a 1980 trip to
Brazil, and Mother Teresa, who visited Varginha itself in 1972. Her
Missionaries of Charity order has kept a presence in the shantytown
John Paul II and Teresa's activities did not do much for them since
their situation got even worse. We wonder when they will realize that
the only changes that will ever
take place are the ones secured through prayer and fasting. That could
only be after the RCC Administration has a conversion and start
believing and practicing the Faith they now promote for profit....
something that will never happen.
"Events like this, with the
pope and all the local media, get everyone so excited," said
Antonieta de Souza Costa, a 56-year-old vendor and resident of
Varginha. "I think this visit
is going to bring people back to the Catholic Church."
and not faith! As if Jesus had recommended and taught that! Blessedly,
it does not
matter any more.
Francis blasted what he said
was a "culture of selfishness and individualism" that permeates society
today, demanding that those
with money and power share their wealth and resources to fight hunger
"It is certainly necessary to
give bread to the hungry - this is an act of justice. But there
is also a deeper hunger, the hunger for a happiness that only God can
satisfy," he said
exactly what are you waiting for, Bergoglio, to start divesting of the
massive real estate holdings of the Roman Catholic Church on a
worldwide scale and use
that money precisely for that? Remember, Bergoglio, Jesus did not just
talk about it - He gave the examples by action so.... Just do it or
shut up and stop staining the Catholic faith further.
July 26th, 2013 [Feast Day of Saints Anne and
Joachim - Grandparents of Jesus]
Report No. 1
A Failure to
After 30 years of research and an
estimated $250 billion investment, the Pentagon's defense
program against intercontinental ballistic missiles from adversaries
like Iran and North Korea had
another failed test this month. The advanced missile interceptor
launched on July 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California failed
to hit its target over the Pacific Ocean, the third consecutive dud.
The military has tested the
ground-based midcourse defense system 16 times; only eight were
successful, the last in 2008.
One might expect the record to be near perfect since the tests are
rigged, conducted in what the program’s director, Vice Admiral James
Syring of the Navy, calls a "controlled, scripted environment." The
Pentagon is doing a review to determine the cause of the latest
failure. But whatever the cause, it is apparent that the program’s
weaknesses go beyond this case.
"Houston, we (still) have a problem!"
But never forget that we have yet to hear of a Rosary
, that has failed.
New York Times Report
Report No. 2
Forensics - DNA "proof" is not always valid. (1)
When the police arrived last November
at the ransacked mansion of the millionaire investor Raveesh Kumra,
outside of San Jose, Calif., they found Mr. Kumra had been blindfolded,
tied and gagged. The robbers took cash, rare coins and ultimately Mr.
Kumra's life; he died at the scene, suffocated by the packaging tape
used to stifle his screams.
A forensics team found DNA on
his fingernails that belonged to an unknown person, presumably
one of the assailants. The
sample was put into a DNA database and turned up a "hit" a local man by
the name of Lukis Anderson.
Bingo. Mr. Anderson was
arrested and charged with murder.
There was one small problem: the 26-year-old Mr. Anderson couldn't have
been the culprit. During the night in question, he was at the Santa
Clara Valley Medical Center, suffering from severe intoxication.
Yet he spent more than five months in jail with a possible death
sentence hanging over his head. Once presented with Mr. Anderson's
hospital records, prosecutors struggled to figure out how an innocent
man's DNA could have ended up on a murder victim.
Late last month, prosecutors announced what they believe to be the
answer: the paramedics who transported Mr. Anderson to the hospital
were the very same individuals who responded to the crime scene at the
mansion a few hours later. Prosecutors now conclude that at some point,
Mr. Anderson's DNA must have
been accidentally transferred to Mr. Kumra's body - likely by way of
the paramedics' clothing or equipment.
This theory of transference is still under investigation. Nevertheless,
the certainty with which prosecutors charged Mr. Anderson with murder
highlights the very real injustices that can occur when we place too
much faith in DNA forensic technologies.
In the end, Mr. Anderson was lucky. His alibi was rock solid;
prosecutors were forced to concede that there must have been some other
explanation. It's hard to believe that, out of the growing number of
convictions based largely or exclusively on DNA evidence, there haven't
been any similar mistakes.
"Houston, we have (another) problem!"
This is what happens when humans stop thinking and let tests and
computer outputs do the thinking - and judging - for them. If Mr.
Anderson had not had that absolutely iron clad alibi he would have been
York Times Report
Report No. 3
Six Contacts for Identity Theft Recovery. (1)
If you believe you have become a victim of identity theft, reporting
the crime to the proper authorities will help minimize long-term
financial and emotional damage, and help with identity theft prevention
in the future.
If you fail to report
may be held responsible for the fraud committed under your name.
Here are six authorities that you should contact for identity theft
recovery and to report your identity theft case, depending on the type
of fraud that has been committed:
1. Federal Trade Commission
For any type of identity theft, you should contact the Federal Trade
Commission, which manages all identity theft consumer complaints. If
your Social Security number has been used to commit identity theft, you
can contact the FTC by filling out an online complaint form or by
calling the identity theft helpline at 1-877-438-4338.
2. Social Security Administration
You can check if someone has used your Social Security number to seek
employment or dodge taxes by ordering a copy of your earnings and
benefits statement from the Social Security Administration .
3. U.S. Postal Inspector
If you believe that someone has used your mail to commit identity theft
or has changed your address, contact the U.S. Postal
4. U.S. State Department
If your passport has been lost or stolen, notify the State Department,
and contact the Passport Services Department so that it can flag anyone
who tries to order a new passport using your name.
5. Department of Motor Vehicles
Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles in your state if your driver's
license has been stolen or if the number has been used to verify checks
or open new accounts.
6. U.S. Trustee
If bankruptcy has been filed under your name, write to the U.S. trustee
from the region where the bankruptcy was filed. Make sure to include
proof of your identity and a thorough description of the situation.
Additional resources may be found at the source of this report (1)
You may want to share this information far
July 25th, 2013 [Feast Day of the Apostle St. James
Not much to report today since
the real important news of the
crumbling world continue to be upstaged by the birth of the Third in line to the British Throne,
the latest Lady Gaga's antics and similar "really important" news.
But wait! There are some news
indeed! The intellectual level of
world population continues
to plummet judging by what the Media
highlights on a global scale.
But, then again, that's not really news.... that is "old news".
Report No. 1
Exposes Thousands of Social Security Numbers. (1)
The Internal Revenue Service mistakenly
published thousands of Americans' Social Security numbers on its
website from a database that contains the filings of tax-exempt
political organizations, according to a public-interest group.
Public.Resource.Org, which has worked to make non-profit tax returns
more transparent and accessible, discovered the Social Security numbers
on July 2 and contacted the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax
Administration, along with the IRS and White House officials. The
database was taken down the following day.
It's uncertain whether or not identity thieves or fraudsters took
advantage of the leaked information - a Social Security number is one
of the most important personal identifiers - but the IRS is "assessing
the situation and exploring available options," the agency said in a
statement posted by the Washington-based National Journal.
"When we were alerted last week that a substantial number of Social
Security numbers were posted on IRS.gov in forms filed by section 527
political organizations, the IRS decided out of an abundance of caution
to temporarily remove public web access to the records," the IRS wrote
in its statement.
"The law requires the IRS to publicly post forms, such as Forms 8871,
8872 and 990, that are submitted by section 527 organizations. The IRS
frequently and routinely reminds organizations of the public disclosure
of these forms and urges them not to include personal information,
including Social Security numbers, in their public filings."
Even if you take steps to protect your personal or financial
information, your sensitive details could still end up exposed -
through a data breach, for example.
Well, as we said above. No real news.... Just
the same old security breaches, violation of privacy, hackings,
July 24th, 2013
Report No. 1
Report: Snowden has document to enter Russia. (1)
Russian state news agency says US leaker Edward Snowden has been
granted a document that allows him to leave the transit zone of a
Moscow airport and enter Russia.
Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Rusia last week after his
attempts to leave the airport were thwarted. The United States wants
him sent home to face prosecution for espionage.
Snowden is believed to have been staying at the airport transit zone
since June 23, when he arrived on a flight from Hong Kong.
RIA Novosti quoted an unnamed official on Wednesday saying that Snowden
has been issued with documents, allowing him to leave the transit zone
at the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport.
As expected and scheduled.
P.S. Less than six hours later Russia denies that the asylum requested
has been granted. (2)
Report No. 2
Protect yourself from Identity Theft.
thieves steal your personal information to commit fraud. They can
damage your credit status and make it difficult to restore your good
and Report Identity Theft
for tips on reducing your risk of
July 23rd, 2013
Report No. 1
Apple Inc.'s main website hacked! (1)
Apple Inc's main website for
developers remains shut after intruders tried to steal sensitive
information last week, forcing the iPhone maker to overhaul its
database and server software to prevent future breaches.
The intrusion last Thursday
marked a rare cyber attack on the U.S. company's network and
comes at a time when third-party developers are testing their apps on
Apple's iOS 7 - a smartphone and tablet platform to be launched in the
fall. Apple's developer site also houses sensitive financial
information, which is encrypted.
Apple said on Sunday
that no customer information had been compromised, but was unable to rule out the
possibility that some developers' names, mailing addresses, and email
addresses may have been accessed.
An Apple spokesman said the website that was breached was not
associated with any customer information. It remained unclear how much,
if any, data was compromised or who the attackers were. Apple would not
comment on their identity.
"Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed.
However, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some
developers' names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have
been accessed," Apple told developers on its website.
"To prevent a security threat
like this from happening again, we're completely overhauling our
developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our
entire database," Apple said
Apple says its Developer portal has been hacked and that
some information about its 275,000 registered third-party developers
who use it may have been stolen. (2)
... A Turkish security researcher,
Ibrahim Balic, claims that he was behind the "hack" but insisted that
his intention was to demonstrate that Apple's system was leaking user
information. He posted a video on Youtube which appears to show that
the site was vulnerable to an attack, but adding "I have reported all
the bugs I found to the company and waited for approval." A screenshot
in the video showed a bug filed on 19 July - the same day the site was
taken down - saying "Data leaks user information. I think you should
fix it as soon as possible."
... Apple said in an email to developers late on Sunday night that "an
intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered
developers... [and] we have not been able to rule out the possibility
that some developers' names, mailing addresses and/or email addresses
may have been accessed."
... Apple's Developer portal lets developers download new versions
of the Mac OS X and iOS 7 betas, set up new devices so they can run the
beta software and access forums to discuss problems.
(sarcasm on) We are used to, and can deal
with the computers of the NSA, Pentagon, CIA, FBI, major banks, etc.,
hacked and their top brains (like Snowden) "sing" like a Diva, but
Apple being hacked? We must really be at "Gates of the End".
Do notice, however, that Apple is no stranger to Monday Morning
that they are "completely
overhauling our developer
systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire
". Frankly we would have thought that they were masters
in the Potential Problem Analysis techniques. Obviously they are not...
they did not see that hack coming.
Why are we highlighting this? Because it is claimed
computers do not need to use security systems like McAfee, Norton, etc.
as the Windows based need to. Another myth shattered.
Report No. 2
Panama unveils MiG
fighter jets on North Korean arms ship. (1)
Authorities in Panama have
revealed two MiG-21 fighter jets found on board a seized North Korean
The vessel was captured last week carrying arms from Cuba after a tense
stand off with the crew in which the captain apparently tried to slit
his own throat.
Alongside the two supersonic
planes, originally produced by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s,
officials found two missile radar systems on board the Chong
Chon Gang, President Ricardo Martinelli told reporters in the Atlantic
port of Colon.
Once Panama has finished unloading the 155 meter (510 foot) ship, a
United Nations team is expected to arrive in early August to establish
whether a Security Council resolution has been breached.
We expect Cuba to now claim that the MiG-21
fighters were due their 12,000 mile check up and since the North Korea
was running a special this month on "lube jobs", oil changes and
general tune ups......
We are sincerely having a very difficult time taking humanity seriously
(with the exception of the millions upon millions of
individuals who are suffering throughout the world as a result of our
uninhibited greed and iniquity - for them I pray and offer Mass
intentions on a daily basis. It is the very least
we can do
July 22nd, 2013 [Feast day of St. Mary Magdalene]
Report No. 1
Detroit files for bankruptcy. (1)
Detroit filed the largest
municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history
last Thursday, setting the stage for a costly court battle with
creditors and opening a new chapter in the long struggle to revive the city that was the cradle of
the American auto industry.
The bankruptcy, if approved by a federal judge, would force Detroit's
thousands of creditors into negotiations with the city's Emergency
Manager Kevyn Orr to resolve an estimated $18.5 billion in debt that
has crippled Michigan's largest city.
"Detroit simply cannot raise enough revenue to meet its current
obligations, and that is a situation that is only projected to get
worse absent a bankruptcy filing," wrote Snyder, a Republican, in a
letter accompanying the filing.
Detroit's creditors are expected to face huge losses, and the future of retiree pension and
health benefits for thousands of city workers hangs in the balance.
The symbolic meaning of the message delivered by this event is actually
more serious than the event itself
. Detroit, not New York, has
symbolized, on a worldwide
, the industrial might, security and
wealth of the United States.
Five years ago the most prestigious financial entities in the world
headquarters in New York City, went technically "belly up". Now, the
whole city of Detroit.
Do we need to call Daniel for a "handwriting on the wall"
Report No. 2
Car Searches. (1)
It's has been reported that TSA
Officers at airports are now searching cars.
The news started to spread after a story ran this week stating that a
woman found a notice informing her that her car had been searched by
The short version: While we deploy numerous layers of security, TSA officers are not inspecting
cars or mandating that they be searched.
In this case, it turns out
the car was searched by an employee of a car parking service.
Each airport authority, along
with its state and local law enforcement partners, is responsible for
securing airport property, including the outer perimeter. At this particular airport, car
searches are part of their "airport security plan."
An airport security plan addresses a myriad of security requirements
that each airport must adhere to in order to protect the traveling
public, which includes the physical security of the airport property. While the airport security plan is
approved by the TSA, it is up to each airport authority and its state
and local law enforcement partners to follow the plan that has been
We fail to see the difference between
"searched by TSA" and "searched approved by TSA". This not good.
Report No. 3
How to Identify
Valid Federal Government Social Media Accounts. (1)
Every day, the government uses social
media services like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to communicate with
you and provide easy access to government information.
But social media sites are
hosted on commercial domains
(not .gov or .mil domains), making it difficult to determine
which accounts are official government sources and which are impersonators.
Registry to verify
or not a social media account is managed by the U.S. federal government
You'll need the complete URL of the account you're verifying (example:
This is very important since someone could
esily falsify governmental warning/alert information with the objective
of original post
July 20th, 2013
Report No. 1
U.S. Bishops' relief agency caught giving $2.7 million to top
abortion-marketing firm. (1)
Catholic Relief Services is in the
midst of distributing a projected $2.789 million grant to one of the
leading voices in the international abortion movement.
The U.S. Bishops' foreign relief agency is distributing the funds to
Population Services International, a $670 million organization that
markets abortion drugs in the developing world.
When questioned about the grant, CRS initially claimed PSI had
merely sold them mosquito nets to combat malaria, but when presented with more
information, the Catholic agency acknowledged that the abortion giant
took a decidedly more active role.
Notice - They are not birth control
drugs, we are talking
about abortion drugs
Of course we are not surprised while, at the same time, Praise God that
they have been caught with the hands in the proverbial cookie jar.
Report No. 2
Vatican offers 'time
off purgatory' to followers of Pope Francis tweetsPapal. (1)
Court handling pardons for sins says
contrite Catholics may win
'indulgences' by following World Youth Day on Twitter.
A court of the
Catholic church, warns that
the faithful cannot obtain lesser punishment just by 'chatting online'.
In its latest attempt to keep up with the times the Vatican has married
one of its oldest traditions to the world of social media by offering
"indulgences" to followers of Pope Francis' tweets.
Get the young ones to practice so that it
easier to spread the "news" of the "Second Coming" of Christ.
Again, we are not surprised. Anything is possible coming from the
bowels of the Vatican.
Report No. 3
Apocalypse Watch: Israeli Cabinet Minister Calls For Third Temple. (1)
The mainstream media will miss
the significance of this story as it misses a lot of stories having to
do with religion, but tens of millions of American Christians
were jolted this week by the news that a member of the Israeli cabinet
has called for the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem on
Political junkies saw this as a disturbing but not hugely
significant development. Uri Ariel, the Israeli minister of Housing and
Construction, is widely seen as an effective and charismatic figure on
the fringe of Israeli politics. His inclusion in the Cabinet was a sign
of just how far the balance has tilted in the current Knesset in favor
of the settler movement. He’s a political provocateur who
enjoys saying controversial things; he objected, for example, to having
Chancellor Angela Merkel address the Knesset in German.
For people who follow Israeli politics, Ariel's call to
rebuild the ancient Jewish Temple on a site sacred to Muslims was a
troubling indication that some taboos are crumbling as the settler
movement moves into the political mainstream. It’s also a
marker for any discussions on the future of Jerusalem should US
Secretary of State John Kerry actually restart peace negotiations.
From a purely political point of view, then, this was a bad
news story but not a big news story.
To the hundreds of millions of people around the world for whom
Israel news is religious news as well as political news, it was
something else. The Jewish
Temple is not just another historical building, and any discussion
about rebuilding it isn't just another political story.
The Jewish Temple is unique in world religious history. It was a
very different thing than the synagogues in which Jews pray today. In
the Torah, God commanded the Hebrews to build a temple in the land he
would give them; this command was carried out, the Bible tells us, by
David’s son Solomon (who is revered as a prophet by Muslims). When
built, the Temple was the only place where Jews could carry out the
sacrifices required by Jewish law; it was the spiritual heart of
Judaism in the way no church has ever been the central focus of
Christianity, and its role can only be compared to that of Mecca in
Another "unfinished symphony" in the making.
They may try to start, but I really do not expect them to even place
the first structural stone. ('Structural stone' because I believe that
they have already placed the symbolic first stone some years back.)
No surprises and no lost sleep.
July 19th, 2013
Report No. 1
Hackers turn Verizon
box into spy tool (1)
Researchers at iSec hacked into a Verizon network
extender, which anyone can
buy online, and turned it into a cell phone tower small enough
to fit inside a backpack.
The device is capable of
capturing and intercepting all calls, text messages and data sent by
mobile devices within range.
We do not make it a practice to search for
this kind of news. Either there is much of it out there or God is
selectively placing them on our lap so that we may highlight the true
dangers of today's hi-tech "conveniences"..
As we keep saying: And some people are worried about the NSA activities!
Report No. 2
- Courtesy of the US.gove Team
If you plan to spend time outdoors, check
Quality Index (AQI) for your location. If the air quality
is unhealthy, try to reduce the time you spend outside, or change your
exposed to polluted air can cause health problems, especially in
children, older adults, and those who have heart or lung conditions.
if you're healthy, you may experience coughing, throat irritation, and
shortness of breath when exposed to polluted air. Over time, repeated
exposure can trigger asthma and other respiratory diseases.
Air Quality Index, which is updated daily, measures five major air
- Ground-level ozone
- Particle pollution (particulate
- Carbon monoxide
- Sulfur dioxide
- Nitrogen dioxide
WHAT DO THE AQI COLORS AND NUMBERS MEAN?
are six AQI levels. Here's a brief summary of what each level means:
Green - Good (AQI
Air quality is satisfactory.
Yellow - Moderate
Air quality is acceptable, but there
may be a moderate health concern for very sensitive individuals.
Orange - Unhealthy
for Sensitive Groups (AQI 101-150)
general public is not likely to be affected, but older adults,
children, and those with heart and lung illnesses may experience
adverse health effects.
Red - Unhealthy (AQI
Everyone may begin to experience
adverse health effects.
Purple - Very
Unhealthy (AQI 201-300)
This would trigger a health alert
signifying that everyone may experience more serious health effects.
Maroon - Hazardous
(AQI greater than 300)
This would trigger a health warning.
The entire population is likely to be affected.
Learn more about the Air
Quality Index and find out what
you can do to help keep the air clean.
July 18th, 2013
Report No. 1
investigating radioactive material found in, near bunker on East Fort
An investigation has begun at Fort
Bliss after a small amount of radioactive material was found in and
near a bunker on East Fort Bliss where Army training weapons
were stored since 2003.
Prior to the 1960s, before it was turned over to the Army, the Air
Force stored uranium there for use in nuclear weapons. According to
Fort Bliss officials, there is no indication anyone is at risk although
they did find low levels of alpha and beta when initial assessment was
Although elevated, these levels only slightly exceed regulatory
Army Environmental Command is
on post now investigating. The area has been sealed off, the
bunker is now closed and locked.
They were alerted to this concern by an Air Force retiree from Florida
who worked at Biggs back in '50s and '60s. Material of concern was buried in
sealed containers 12 to 18 inches below ground but above the water
Closest El Paso neighborhood is a mile and a half away. Thirty people
who currently worked in building from time to time have been notified
and are being tested.
Report No. 2
Cuba says weapons
found on North Korean ship are 'obsolete'. (1)
Cuba has laid claim to a load of
weapons found stashed on a North Korean cargo ship beneath a
consignment of sugar, describing
them as "obsolete". The ship which was en route for North Korea
had been seized by Panama last week after a tip off.
In a statement read on Cuban television, the country's foreign ministry
said along with 10,000 tonnes of sugar the ship was carrying weapons
made last century which were
merely being sent to Pyongyang for repair.
Announcing the seizure of the ship Panamanian President Ricardo
Martinelli claimed the weapons included sophisticated missile equipment
. However a security expert
viewing photos of the cargo said some of it looked like Soviet-made
service to air missiles.
The president said his suspicions had been aroused when the crew and the captain had resisted arrest,
with the captain even trying to kill himself. "After moving the
boat to a local port it became clear after emptying one of the five
compartments that there were probably more hidden beneath the sugar,"
The US says if confirmed the missiles found could be a violation of
Security Council resolutions.
(a) Missiles being sent to North Korea
for repairs when Russia was the manufacturer.... and Russia announced
we published) that they have nuclear tactical missiles in Cuba since
May of last year.
(b) If there was nothing wrong with their transportation, why hide them
under the sugar cargo?
(c) Ship captains do not attempt to commit suicide when they are faced
with just a logistic error or a misunderstanding.
Anyone who will believe the North Korean and Cuban lines, we are sure
that will also
believe that Santa is real and lives with his wife and many, many elves
in the North Pole.
Report No. 3
Are miracles really needed to become a saint? (1)
When the Vatican announced this month
that Pope Francis would formally elevate Popes John Paul II and John
XXIII to sainthood, two things stood out.
For John Paul, it was the record speed that he reached sainthood, just
eight years after his death. The only other saint to be canonized so
quickly in modern times was Opus Dei founder Josemaria Escriva, whose
sainthood bid took 27 years.
But for John XXIII, Francis
decided to waive the church law that requires a second miracle in order
to be named a saint. Asked how John XXIII could be named a saint
without the required second miracle, the Vatican's chief spokesman said
“no one doubts his virtues.”
With that rare, if not unprecedented, move, Francis has rekindled a
years-old debate in Catholic circles, with some asking whether miracles
are really needed for sainthood anymore.
"I think it is time to drop
the miracle requirement," says the Rev. Thomas Reese, a
Jesuit priest who is a senior analyst for the National Catholic
As I recently said, I would have steered from
the Catholic Faith as far as I would
steer from voo-doo, if
I were to judge the Faith by its
"promoters", "defenders" and "interpreters"
Blessedly God has given me the Light to see its scintillating
brilliance and beauty in
its alleged representatives of the last 1,600
July 17th, 2013 [Memorial
of Mary's Humility]
Report No. 1
Merkel Urges Europe
to Tighten Internet Safeguards.(1)
Chancellor Angela Merkel of
Germany is calling for the European Union to adopt
legislation requiring Internet companies to disclose what information
about users they store and to whom they provide it.
Ms. Merkel’s remarks, in a television interview on Sunday night, reflected the anger throughout
much of Europe, including Germany, over recent accounts of government
surveillance by the United States National Security Agency.
Those accounts, in government documents leaked by Edward J. Snowden, a
former N.S.A. contractor, included the agency's compilation of logs of
virtually all telephone calls in the United States and its collection
of e-mails of foreigners from the major American Internet companies,
including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple and Skype.
Those companies have already begun aggressive lobbying campaigns to
stop or dilute tighter privacy rules, which they say would interfere
with their business models and decrease profits and growth. The
companies' efforts are, in turn, supported by countries like England
and Ireland that fear that such restrictions would hamper economic
Then, when "things go wrong" for Europe, as
it did twice in the 20th Century, it is the U.S. who has to go, using
all of its resources, and bail them out. Usually, at that time, Europe
does not ask where those resources came from, even if they came from
New York Times Reports
Report No. 2
Greeks hold a
protest concert on the eve of a third general strike. (1)
Greek civil servants joined a
protest concert outside parliament ahead of today's general strike over
unpopular austerity measures.
The stoppage will be the third this year and has been organised by the
country's two main unions. It's timed to happen as lawmakers vote on a
bill which will slash thousands of public sector jobs.
Nursery School teacher Elvira Kopsalia called on the government to take
more care of the people:
"They need to start looking out
for the people and to stop looking out for their own wallets… .The
people are suffering, and we need them to look after us on a personal
and individual level. We are
not numbers, nor are we people without brains or hearts."
“Our country is bleeding,” said Teachers’ Unionist Evangelia Kalaitzi.
"Our children have lost their hopes and their dreams and Europe must
stop maiming their futures. The children are the future and the people
are suffering. We are asking for help."
Last week the European Union and the International Monetary Fund
approved a 6.8 billion euro loan on the condition the Greek government
reforms the civil service nationwide.
I do not believe that anyone in Europe has
but.... major strikes, major demonstrations - peaceful and violent -
and other displays of citizen's despair have become "Europe's Daily
Bread", yet the European Union central government and the national
governments go about their business as if those manifestations of
discontent were actually manifestations of support.
Amazing, simply amazing!
July 16th, 2013 [Our Lady of
Mount Carmel and Scapular Feast Day]
Report No. 1
Store Is Tracking Your Cell (1)
Like dozens of other
brick-and-mortar retailers, Nordstrom wanted to learn more about its
customers - how many came through the doors, how many were
repeat visitors - the kind of information that e-commerce sites like
Amazon have in spades. So
last fall the company started testing new technology that allowed it to
track customers’ movements by following the Wi-Fi signals from their
But when Nordstrom posted a sign telling customers it was tracking
them, shoppers were unnerved.
"We did hear some complaints," said Tara Darrow, a spokeswoman for the
store. Nordstrom ended the experiment in May, she said, in part because
of the comments.
Nordstrom's experiment is part of a movement by retailers to gather
data about in-store shoppers' behavior and moods, using video
surveillance and signals from their cellphones and apps to learn
information as varied as their sex, how many minutes they spend in the
candy aisle and how long they look at merchandise before buying it.
All sorts of retailers — including national chains, like Family Dollar,
Cabela's and Mothercare, a British company, and specialty stores like
Benetton and Warby Parker - are testing these technologies and using
them to decide on matters like changing store layouts and offering
....and people are worried about the
monitoring the NSA is doing!
We rather the NSA, not only monitor but, listen to our telephone
conversations and, not only monitor, but read every e-mail in and out
of our system, than to have every Tom, Dick and Harry exploiting my
humanity to make one more buck!
New York Times reports
Report No. 2
When space weather
On a cool September night in 1859, campers out in Colorado were roused
from sleep by a "light so bright that one could easily read common
Farther east, thousands of New Yorkers ran out onto their sidewalks to
watch the sky glow, ribboned in yellow, white and crimson. ... At the
time, it was a dazzling display of nature. Yet if the same thing
happened today, it would be an utter catastrophe.
The auroras of 1859, known as
the "Carrington Event," came after the sun unleashed a large coronal
mass ejection, a burst of charged plasma aimed directly at the Earth.
When the particles hit our magnetosphere, they triggered an especially
fierce geomagnetic storm that lit up the sky and frazzled communication wires
around the world. Telegraphs in Philadelphia were spitting out
"fantastical and unreadable messages," one paper reported, with some
systems unusable for hours.
Today, electric utilities and
the insurance industry are grappling with a scary possibility. A
solar storm on the scale of that in 1859 would wreak havoc on power
grids, pipelines and satellites. In the worst case, it could leave
20 million to 40 million people in the Northeast without power -
possibly for years -
as utilities struggled to replace thousands of fried transformers
stretching from Washington to Boston. Chaos and riots might ensue.
That’s not a lurid sci-fi fantasy. It’s a sober new assessment by
Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurance market. The report
notes that even a much
smaller solar-induced geomagnetic storm in 1989 left 6 million people
in Quebec without power for nine hours.
"We're much more dependent on electricity now than we were in 1859,"
explains Neil Smith, an emerging-risks researcher at Lloyd's and
co-author of the report. "The
same event today could have a huge financial impact" - which the insurer pegs at up to
$2.6 trillion for an especially severe storm. (To put that in
context, Hurricane Sandy
caused about $68 billion in damage.)
If we had demonstrated to God, from past
experience, that we would
have learned something from such a catastrophic event, He would have
allowed it so that we would be drawn back to Him as the Prodigal
Since we will not, the word from here is: Not to worry!..... the Gamma
Ray Burst (2)
is the only thing that would do the proverbial trick. In this case,
however, the Prodigal Sons will not walk back to the Father.... they will crawl back!
Considering what I now know about humanity, we should consider
ourselves very fortunate that He will not blast all of humanity to hell
once and for all!
We should unceasingly praise God for His Mercy (3)
Report No. 3
Gallup agrees to pay $10.5M to settle allegations. (1)
The Justice Department says the Gallup Organization has agreed to
pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that the polling and market
research firm improperly inflated prices for proposed contracts with
the U.S. Mint and State Department.
The settlement also resolves allegations that Gallup engaged in improper
employment negotiations with an official from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency in order to obtain a FEMA subcontract at an
Well, well, well..... another bastion of
"truth" is exposed for what they really are.
July 15th, 2013
Report No. 1
Francis talks about his
fondness for his predecessor, Benedict XVI, in a phone call with
friend and former pupil, Jorge Milia. (1)
"You cannot begin to imagine how humble and wise this
man is … there is no way I would turn down advice from someone like
him, it would be foolish of me to do so!" Pope Francis said referring
to his predecessor, Benedict XVI. The comment was made during a
telephone conversation with Jorge Milia, journalist, writer and a
former pupil of Bergoglio’s. Milia quote Francis’ words in
an article published on Italian journalist Alver
Metalli’s blog, Terre d’America.
starts by saying that the Pope complained about receiving a twelve page
letter from him. “But you can’t say I didn’t make you laugh…” Milia
replied. “He laughed. For reasons not even I can understand, he still
puts up with my writing, just as he did all those years ago when he was
still my teacher. I told him I had
started reading the Lumen Fidei encyclical and he would not
take any credit for it. He said Benedict XVI had done most of the work,
that he was a sublime thinker and that most people did not really know
or understand him.
The writer quoted the Pope saying: "Today I spent the
day with el viejo ["the old man" - That is, Benedict]. We
talked a lot; it is always a pleasure to exchange ideas with him."
Naturally, Francis used the Spanish term for “old man” in an
he talks about Ratzinger, he does so with respect and tenderness,”
Milia said. “He sounds like someone who has bumped into an old
friend, an old classmate; one of those people who pop up now and again,
who used to attend a course or two after ours and who we admired.”
In his telephone
conversation with Milia, Francis said: “You
cannot begin to imagine how humble and wise this man is.” To
which Milia replied: “Then keep him close…” “There
is no way I would turn down advice from someone like him, it would be
foolish of me to do so!” Francis said.
Francis also confided
in Milia about the fact that it is hard for the Pope to have contact
with people: “It was not easy, Jorge. The Pope
has many “masters” who have served for a long time here.”
“He went on
to say that every change he has introduced has involved a great deal of
work (and has earned him enemies no doubt). The
thing he found most difficult was objecting to them managing his
agenda. This is why he didn’t want to live in the Apostolic Palace,
because many others ended up becoming “prisoners” of their secretaries,
deprives himself from seeing he wants to see, to be with those who ask
to see him. He told me that Popes have been isolated for centuries and
that this is not good. A shepherd’s
place is with his sheep…”
I believe that no comments are neede; the
highlighted sections say it all!
Report No. 2
[our highlights and translation]
The Spaniard who
will reform the Vatican Bank. (1)
Juan Ignacio Arrieta, the coordinator
of the commission set up to reform the Pope's bank, knows that the
Church needs to renew itself and will strengthen the power of the Opus
Juan Ignacio Arrieta, a prestigious expert in Canon and Civil Law, and a member of Opus Dei,
will coordinate the commission which will look "under the rugs to see
what it finds".
The new Pope made the decision to create this investigating commission
Pope Francis and Arrieta have
never met; .... Arrieta acknowledges.
Portugal comments: As you may remember, the former Vatican Bank
President, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, a friend of Opus Dei was dismissed
during the power struggle with Sodano, which took place just before
Maledict announced his resignation. Therefore, Opus Dei is back
Vatican Bank in an even more powerful position - that of "Terminator"
and Power Broker combined.
If you even wonder how strong is my belief that the Catholic Faith is
the faith which has the greatest concentration of Divine Truths and the
means to better navigate through Time consider this: I do not know of
another group of individuals on this planet for whom I have greater
disdain than I
have for the Roman Catholic Church Administrators and, the higher their
level in the hierarchy, the greatest revulsion I feel toward them. (2)
Exceptions noted, of course.
A human being cannot fall any lower than using the Holy Name of the Son
of God and
that of the Holiest Woman that has ever lived to advance their purely
agendas, which have nothing
to do with what Jesus taught and died for.
(1) Revista TIEMPO, 12
July, 2013. pp 34-36
(2) Having said that we
must add that we sincerely, and frequently, pray for those of the Elect
among them see their errors and come back to the Father.
Report No. 3
[our highlights, translation and comments]
Sonwden's messenger will continue revealing Snowden stolen secrets. (1)
In simple words: Snowden's link with the press, Glenn Greenwald, claims
that he will continue leaking information, stolen by Snowden from the
NSA, that he already has in hand.
Snowden claims that such
action is out of his hands since he has
already given Greenwald the information and he cannot control Greenwald.
This paves the way for Russia to extend temporary refuge for Snowden
until he can figure out a way to get to Latin America without flying
over unfriendly skies. As you may remember, Russia's initial condition
to grant a refuge for Snowden was that he had to stop the leaks.
After all, Snowden stopped the leaks; it is now Greenwald who is
printing them.... and Greenwald does not need any favors from the
Clever, isn't it? Let us pray that the U.S. leadership is up to counter
such clever move..... as soon as the White House stops wringing its
(1) Spanish daily
EL MUNDO, 14
July, 2013. p 30
The McAfee anti-virus and security
company is currently engaged in a malicious, slanderous defamation
campaign against Natural News. Although the Natural News website
contains no malicious code whatsoever, it is being flagged by McAfee as
a "malicious" website that "poses especially hazardous risks to a
user's computer security."
The McAfee Site Advisor
website claims, about NaturalNews.com, "We tested it and found security
These claims by McAfee are utterly false and highly defamatory. By
spreading this information through its downloadable browser tools,
McAfee is severely harming the reputation and web traffic of Natural
News while misleading potentially millions of users about a website
that they find to be highly informative, reputable and completely free
of security risks.
We have already begun to consult with our attorneys concerning possible
legal against McAfee for this vicious and harmful defamation of one of
the internet's most highly-trafficked websites (Natural News). In the
mean time, we need your help to help restore the Natural News
reputation. (It's simple, see below...)
HOW IT WORKS:
McAfee's "web reputation" technology is based on a user rating system
called "Site Advisor." You can see the NaturalNews.com false red flag
Sometime ago we checked the coding of their
pages because we
noticed some browser abnormalities. The coding of their pages had many
codes, scripts, hidden links, etc. etc. Maybe that is what McAfee
Whether those codes, scripts, hidden links, etc., etc. are good or
bad, we cannot say since that
is certainly beyond our area of expertise
Because of this Alert we decided to check our Domain since we had no
idea that such Rating existed for domains. In case that you are curious
this is what we found out:
We are certainly glad that it is not The Vatican the
organization issuing such ratings....
July 12th, 2013
Report No. 1
Bin Laden's life on
the run revealed by Pakistani inquiry. (1)
Osama bin Laden lived in plain sight for almost a
decade and was once even pulled over for speeding but not apprehended,
thanks to the incompetence of Pakistan's intelligence and security
services, an official report into his killing said on Monday.
The report, leaked to Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera which
circulated it late on Monday, offers fascinating details about life on
the run for the world's most
wanted man, who, it says, wore a cowboy hat to avoid being spotted from
Written by a judge-led commission that the Pakistani government set up
shortly after U.S. special forces killed bin Laden in 2011, the
336-page report is based on interviews with 201 sources including
members of his family and various officials.
In one testimony showing how close bin Laden came to being captured,
"Maryam", the wife of one of his most trusted aides, recounted how his
car was stopped by Pakistani police in the Swat region.
To avoid detection from the
sky, bin Laden took to wearing a cowboy hat
when moving about his compound in the city of Abbottabad, his
We only have one question and one comment.
OBL lived in
plain sight for almost ten years and we did not know? Obviously we are
throwing away most of the money we spend in intelligence. Considering
our long term military involvement, one would
expect the US to have paid-for-eyes everywhere in Pakistan and
Afghanistan. Obviously we do not or we are hiring visually impaired
cowboy hat as not to be spotted from above? If he were hiding in a
ranch in Texas, etc., that would be the most logical protection to
avoid detection from the sky, but.... in the middle of a country where
individuals dress according to Islam codes/customs?
Amazing... simply amazing!
Report No. 2
The JFK Conspiracy
Theory You Want to Believe In Is Almost Here. (1)
Phillip Shenon, a former
New York Times reporter and author of The Commission, an acclaimed and
critical look at the 9/11 Commission Report, has promised us a new book that
claims that "powerful" people had influenced the Warren Commission's
investigation and final conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
in killing John F. Kennedy.
The details of who exactly these "powerful" people are and what their
full involvement in tampering with the Warren Commission is remains
scant, but Shenon's credentials are a good reason to be excited about
his book, which is coming from Little, Brown on October 22.
Shenon is a former New York Times reporter who covered topics like the
FBI, domestic terrorism, and the goings-on at the Justice Department
for the Grey Lady. Most notably, Shenon wrote The Commission in 2008, a
scathing look into the 9/11 Commission Report.
If that book can give us any clues into his JFK dissection, it's that
it won't be a blaring conspiracy theory, but rather a more clinical and
subtle dissection of the Warren Commission. At the very least, it's a
good bet it's going to be a more sober book than conservative TV figure
Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Kennedy."
First comment: Get serious! Anyone who truly
believes that the Warren Commission findings had anything to do with
reality lives in denial.
Second comment: Unless Mr. Shenon has read our publication about this
reviewed the sources quoted, he
will have nothing of any significance
to add to what we have published.
(sarcasm on) Have the Zombies taken over the world? It is either that
or the global warming is affecting the brain of the "world's
intelligentsia". (sarcasm off)
About the Kennedy Assasination
July 11th, 2013 [St. Benedict - Patron of Europe]
Report No. 1
Currency Controls in
Cyprus Increase Worry About Euro System. (1)
On a visit to Athens this year, Marios
Loucaides, a Cypriot businessman, saw an apartment he liked in the
heart of the Greek capital and decided to buy it. He told the owner he
would seal the deal with a bank transfer .... once he got back to
After returning home, however, Mr. Loucaides discovered that the
euros he had on deposit here in Nicosia, Cyprus' capital, could not be
moved to Greece, even
though the two countries share the same
currency and, in theory at least, the same commitment to the
movement of capital.
The apartment deal collapsed. And so, too, did Mr. Loucaides' belief
that Europe has a common currency. Tangled in restrictions imposed in
March as part of a bailout for the country's ailing banks, a euro in
Cyprus is no longer the same as one in France, Germany or Greece.
"A Cyprus euro is a second-class euro," said Mr. Loucaides, the managing
director of the Cyprus Trading Corporation.
This is how the Eurozone and the Common
Currency is collapsing while, as with the Titanic (2)
, the "Euro Orchestra"
keeps playing music.
Notice Mr. Loucaides' position - Director of the Cyprus Trading
Corporation.... and yet, he was not even aware that the "common
currency" was not that "common" anymore.
New York Times Reports
Nearer My God to Thee
Report No. 2
Spaniards Fight to
Get Savings Back. (1)
For Gonzalo López, 77, it has
been a lifetime of scrimping
on a factory worker’s salary, trying to save enough to make sure his
brain-damaged son would be cared for even after he was gone. He and his wife put aside $87,000.
But four years ago, as the economic crisis took hold here, a bank official called Mr.
López at home to suggest he move his money into a new "product"
that would give him a 7 percent return.
"I asked, 'Is this safe?' " Mr. López said. "I trusted him. He knew the money
was for my son."
Today, Mr. López is
one of about 300,000 Spaniards who, in the midst of a brutal recession,
have seen their life savings virtually wiped out in what critics
call a deceptive and possibly fraudulent sales campaign by banks that
were threatened by the implosion of Spain's property market. Many, like
Mr. López, are older and lack formal education, and were easily
misled when bank officials hit on the idea of raising capital and
cleaning debts off their books by getting people with savings accounts
to invest in their banks instead.
For many of these savers, the first hint of trouble - and understanding
that they had bought into risky investments - was when some of these
banks essentially failed about two years ago. Overnight, they were
unable to withdraw their money.
The plight of these small-time savers - who invested $40,000 on average
but have lost a collective $10.3 billion - has captured
headlines and left the country torn about what should be done for them.
Some say no matter how unsophisticated they were, they should have
known better, especially when they were offered such a relatively high
interest rate. They signed pages of documents saying they understood.
As bad as it sounds in the New York times
report.... it is actually worse! Needless to say, those new "products"
were not covered by the government insurance which "protects" bank
client's money to a maximum of 100,000 Euro.
In Portugal they had their own home version of the same "let's scam our customers who trust in us
One of the members of my extended spiritual family in Portugal has been
employed by a major bank for over 20 years. Because he refused to lie
and deceive the bank customers who trusted in him he was eventually
. Logically, at his age and with Portugal's economy in
only a miracle - which we pray for - will help him get a job.
York Times Reports
July 9th, 2013 [Mary,
Miraculous Mother and begining of Ramadan
holiest period in the Islamic
Portugal comments on various recent News
There have been some
news reports recently which have struck us as odd. We are not making an
to read anything into them but I feel compelled to share with our
readership some oddities that leaped to our attention.
1. The Edward Snowden case.
This should have been a "dream come
true" for Russia yet, they seem to truly want to get rid of him and the
inconvenience/interference that it is causing them.
Such an attitude would be coherent/logical only if they already have an
agent, or two,
within the NSA system who is feeding the Kremlin with information
equivalent to that in the hands of Snowden.
2. The Korean airplane crash in San Francisco.
It is not how the plane crashed - that
happens and the description of the last moments are quite coherent.
What is extremely odd is the way the fire developed.
Where, how and shape - while most passengers escaped the flames. Flames
which did not even cause the remaining fuel to ignite and turn the
entire plane into a ball of fire from which no one could escape.
It is interesting to note that the plane model was a Boeing 777. Three
"7" - A Trinity of Sevens - the Holiest of numbers.
Number of humans aboard (passengers and crew) = 307 ; Again
Three and Seven.
3. Train carrying light crude oil explodes in Canada
With my experience in the petrochemical
field as a background I cannot fathom the concept of light crude oil
exploding in the manner in which it occurred in that accident. Even if
the tanks were filled with high octane gasoline and they ruptured upon
impact, the fire would be tremendous; any explosion would come later if
a still sealed tank was heated enough by the fire.
The only way that I can understand that tragedy - based on all reports
heard/seen - is if someone attached an explosive device to one of the
release the brake and let the force of gravity do the rest.
As we said - just
Facebook Rolls Out a
Powerful Search Tool. (1)
Facebook is trying to make it
easier to find a months-old photo or restaurant recommendation, half
remembered from a friend’s feed, and unearth other information buried
within your social network with a tool it calls Graph Search,
Vindu Goel reports in The New York Times.
On Monday, the company will roll out the feature to its several hundred
million users in the United States....
Developing a sophisticated search feature is vital to Facebook's
long-term success, both to deepen
users' engagement and to make it more appealing to advertisers.
Privacy could still be an
issue as more user data becomes easily accessible, however, and
the feature is dependent on Facebook users volunteering more
information about their likes and dislikes.
And some people still worry about NSA!
York Times Reports
July 8th, 2013
Report No. 1
In Secret, Court
Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A. (1)
In more than a dozen classified
rulings, the nation's surveillance court has created a secret body of
law giving the National Security Agency the power to amass vast collections of data on
Americans while pursuing not only terrorism suspects, but also people
possibly involved in nuclear proliferation, espionage and cyberattacks,
The rulings, some nearly 100 pages long, reveal that the court has taken on a much more
expansive role by regularly assessing broad constitutional
questions and establishing important judicial precedents, with almost no public scrutiny,
according to current and former officials familiar with the court’s
The 11-member Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, known as the
FISA court, was once mostly focused on approving case-by-case
wiretapping orders. But since major changes in legislation and greater
judicial oversight of intelligence operations were instituted six years
ago, it has quietly become
almost a parallel Supreme Court, serving as the ultimate arbiter on
surveillance issues and delivering opinions that will most
likely shape intelligence practices for years to come, the officials
I am no necessarily promoting the
proliferation of Big Brother techniques but.... what else can we do
really keep an eye on the
very real issues
of terrorism, nuclear
proliferation, espionage and cyber attacks?
At least we have an 11 member Court reviewing our intelligence
practices. I wonder if there is any other country in the world that has
such court instead of having their surveillance "policies" under the
control of one or two
NSA activities are not
the real problem. The real
problem, we repeat, is
the militarized police acts across the nation. (2)
New York Times Reports
Report No. 2
Sun's lost its head,
pilots and high flyers beware of X and gamma rays. (1)
The sun is at the peak of its
11-year-old solar cycle and is emitting dangerous X-rays and gamma
rays, which can cause serious health complications. Space scientists at the
government-aided Indian Centre for Space Physics (ICSP) have written a
letter to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), warning it
of the dire consequences of the cycle. Such cycles can last up
to a year.
"Flares from the sun have increased since April-May," says the ICSP
letter, a copy of which is with DNA India. Signed by professor Sandip K
Chakrabarti, in charge of academic affairs at ICSP, it says the peak
activity began some months ago. "The sun injects huge amount of X-rays
and gamma rays which are harmful to humans when the so-called solar
flares take place," the
Solar flares can have adverse effects on brain activities, including
physical, mental and emotional responses. In certain cases, it affects
the central nervous system, leading to cancer. Besides, it can cause
anxiousness and dizziness as well as affect pregnant women.
Scientists, though, are
sceptical. "Yes, the intensity of the rays increases during this
period, but the burst lasts for a few seconds or hours. There is no
record of air passengers being affected during solar cycles in the
past. Even if it happens, India need not worry as it may affect
countries like Canada or the Arctic region more because they are near
the poles," said Dr Mayank Vahia, cosmic rays scientist with the Tata
Institute of Fundamental Research.
Suhas Naik-Satam, programme co-ordinator (scientific), Nehru
Planetarium, agrees. "There
is nothing to worry about. I have not seen any passenger or crew being
affected by solar flares cycles in the past," he said.
Chakrabarti says the study found that even during moderate solar
activity, the X-rays of 60-70 kiloelectron-volt energy penetrate deep
into the atmosphere at a height of 7-8 kilometres. With aircraft flying 13-14 kilometres
above the earth’s atmosphere, they are exposed to harmful rays.
“Even the moderate flares are
more than 25 times stronger and their radiation dose is alarming.
During certain parts of the day, these rays may be a few thousand times
stronger,” Chakrabarti told DNA India.
The rays cannot be predicted in advance and therefore, nothing can be
done about them, the letter says. “The only precautionary measure that
the aviation industry can take is to paint the aircraft with a coating
that blocks the entry of such rays. Also, if possible, the aircraft
should be delayed if the flares are at their worst,” Chakrabarti said.
The pilots are given ultra-long flying hours (16) only once. The rest
period is dictated accordingly. Pilots say flying planes at
30,000-35,000 feet emanates radiation equal to one X-ray per hour.
If indeed such is the case, just like with
any harmful effects resulting from prolonged used of cell phones, it
will be ignored and nothing will be done about it..... but I am not
losing any sleep over it considering that the world, symbolically, is
as if it were inside a
"microwave oven" only waiting for an angel, under God's direction,
to press the "Start" button (2)
Not losing any sleep about that either, as long as I adhere to the Will
(2) Gamma Ray Burst
Report No. 3
Spain: We were told Snowden was on Bolivia plane. (1)
Spain on Friday said it had been warned
along with other European countries that former U.S. intelligence
worker Edward Snowden was aboard the Bolivian presidential plane this
week, an acknowledgement that the manhunt for the fugitive leaker had
something to do with the plane's unexpected diversion to Austria.
....the drama surrounding the flight of Bolivian President Evo Morales,
whose plane was abruptly rerouted to Vienna after apparently being
denied permission to fly over France, suggests that pressure is being
applied behind the scenes.
Spanish Foreign Minister Jose
Manuel Garcia-Margallo told Spanish National Television that "they told
us that the information was clear, that he was inside."
He did not identify who
"they" were and declined to say whether he had been in contact with the
U.S. But he said that European countries' decisions were based
on the tip.
France has since sent a letter of apology to the Bolivian government.
Another diplomatic "success story". All we
accomplished was to generate more animosity against the U.S. in Europe
and Latin America and to push Venezuela, Nicaragua and Ecuador to come
out and offer asylum to Snowden.
In case the "head hunters" of NSA have not realized it yet, the more
animosity we generate among the local people of a country, the more
difficult it will be for us to recruit local agents and the greater the
probability of generating double agents who will "stab us in the back"
at the first opportunity.
July 6th, 2013 [First Saturday
of the Month]
Report No. 1
An MIT Project That
Lets You Spy On Yourself. (1)
The project, called Immersion, was
created by a few guys at the MIT Media Lab. It went live on June 30th,
according to the Boston Globe.
One goes to immersion.media.mit.edu and give the site permission to
access your Gmail account and map your metadata. You can do it, too.
It's fun and kind of creepy. It's like being your own Big Brother.
"When you see the map of your metadata all together, it is, in a way,
an out-of-body experience," one of the creators of the project told the
Boston Globe. "You're seeing all of your network and you're seeing
yourself out of it and you're seeing it from afar and you're seeing it
in one picture."
This would be an interesting project to see
how those who, without your
, can access your e-mail accounts as well as your
browsing history automatically kept by your computer.
A Word to the Wise: The less information that you keep in your Google,
Yahoo, and any other on-line mail program, and the frequent deletion of
your Browser history, the better it will be for your privacy which, in
minimize having your identity stolen.
Report No. 2
Shows Snowden Honed Hacking Skills. (1)
In 2010, while working for a National
Security Agency contractor, Edward J. Snowden learned to be a hacker.
He took a course that trains security professionals to think like
hackers and understand their techniques, all with the intent of turning
out "certified ethical hackers" who can better defend their employers'
But the certification,
listed on a résumé that Mr. Snowden later prepared, would also have given him some of
the skills he needed to rummage undetected through N.S.A. computer
systems and gather the highly classified surveillance documents
that he leaked last month, security experts say.
Mr. Snowden's résumé, which has not been made public and
was described by people who have seen it, provides a new picture of how
his skills and responsibilities expanded while he worked as an
intelligence contractor. Although federal officials offered only a
vague description of him as a "systems administrator," the
résumé suggests that he had transformed himself into
the kind of cybersecurity expert the N.S.A. is desperate to recruit,
making his decision to release the documents even more embarrassing to
What caught our attention was Snowden's
schooling and job history - which constitutes the background of this
article; a background which becomes obvious upon reading
the entire article. His job hopping history was such that, it would
have triggered an automatic disqualification for any applicant for
any of the businesses/profession I interviewed for in my past lifestyle.
If Mr. Snowden had tattooed on his forehead: "I am a security risk",
the real message would not
have been any clearer
Amazing! Simply amazing!
York Times Reports
Report No. 3
Volcano eruption grounds US and Mexican flights. (1)
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has
erupted in dramatic fashion, sending plumes of ash-filled smoke
into the air. A 12 kilometre safety radius around the volcano has been
put in place. But Popocatepetl is also having a major disruptive affect
on air travel.
At least six US airlines have cancelled flights out of Mexico City and
Toluca airports affecting routes as far afield as Dallas to Chicago.
Huge waves batter Chile coast. (2)
Waves as high as seven metres
feet) pounded homes and businesses on Chile's coastline.
The extreme conditions
started on Wednesday with weather experts
warning they could last
until the weekend.
July 5th, 2013 [First Friday of
the Month and Feast
of the Seven Joys of Mary]
Report No. 1
99% of All Android
Phones Have A 'Master Key' Flaw That Gives Hackers A Back Door. (1)
Ninety-nine percent of Android phones contain a "master
key" flaw that allows hackers to access all apps inside the phone,
according to Jeff Forristal, CTO of Bluebox Security.
The flaw leaves Android phones massively vulnerable to malware, botnets
and computer fraud, he claims in a blog post. The implications are huge!
Installation of a Trojan application from the device manufacturer can
grant the application full access to Android system and all
applications (and their data) currently installed.
The application then, not only has the ability to read arbitrary
application data on the device (email, SMS messages, documents, etc.),
retrieve all stored account & service passwords, but it can
essentially take over the normal functioning of the phone and control
any function thereof (make arbitrary phone calls, send arbitrary SMS
messages, turn on the camera, and record calls).
It seems that the only high-tech security
news is that no one can hack smoke signals.... yet!
July 4th, 2013 [Feast of St. Elizabeth (Queen) of
Portugal and U.S.
Report No. 1
search plane of Bolivian President
and France claims that it
block the plane of Bolivian President. (1) (2)
Bolivia's president left Austria for
home on Wednesday amid diplomatic drama, a day after his flight was
rerouted and delayed in Austria amid suggestions that he was trying to
spirit NSA leaker Edward Snowden to Latin America.
Bolivia demanded explanation from various European countries it accused
of thwarting President Evo Morales' flight.
French officials denied Wednesday that France refused to let the plane
cross over its airspace amid suspicions that Snowden was aboard. Spain,
too, said the plane was free to cross its territory.
The plane carrying Morales home from Moscow was rerouted to Austria
Tuesday night, in a new twist to the international uproar over Snowden
and the widespread U.S. surveillance that he revealed. It took off
again from Vienna shortly before noon Wednesday.
Bolivian and Austrian officials both say Snowden was not on Morales'
plane, which left Moscow on Tuesday following a summit. Morales had
suggested that his government would be willing to consider granting
asylum to the American.
Snowden is believed to be in a Moscow airport transit area, seeking
asylum from one of more than a dozen countries.
Bolivia's ambassador to the
United Nations, speaking in Geneva
Wednesday, continued to
insist that several European countries had
refused permission for the plane to fly in their airspace.
Sacha Llorenti said it was an "act of aggression" and that France,
Portugal, Spain and Italy violated international law.
It is obvious that our security system is
infiltrated by those who want to embarrass the U.S. and eventually
bring it down.... and they are doing a superb job of it!
I simply cannot believe (or just do not want to believe) that what we
are witnessing is ineptitude. Between
those who gave the go-ahead to employ an emotionally challenged
individual such as Snowden, those who supervised him without raising
bright red flags and those who came up with this latest escapade, in
essence, commandeering the plane of the President of a sovereign nation
to see if Snowden was in it - Who
There is no doubt that Snowden needs to be brought home and
isolated lest he continues to "sing" to the detriment of many, but to
commandeer the plane of a Head of State? If half of what Snowden claims
is true, our security services should have known every time President
Morales turned in his bed and been aware of every communication - phone
and internet connections - coming in and out of Moscow's airport.
Obviously they are not.
As we said before - we do not approve of lies, deceit, illegal spying,
etc., etc. but,
if a system is going to depend on that for their "world" to work, DO IT
Report No. 2
Five Things You Can Do
Now to Prepare for Hurricane Season
- Courtesy of
Hurricane season is officially under way,
and if you live in certain regions of the United States--including
Hawaii and coastal areas along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of
Mexico--preparing for a hurricane may be especially critical. The high
winds and heavy rainfall of hurricanes can lead to flying debris,
flooding, landslides, and other dangerous situations.
Use these five tips to make sure you have
what you need to stay safe:
1. Have a family communications
plan. In an
emergency situation, your family might not all be together and
traditional means of communication (like cell phone service) may not be
readily available. Have an alternative plan in place to contact your
these tips from FEMA to put together a plan.
2. Create an emergency kit.
Strong storms can knock
out power for a long time and if you’re unable to evacuate, you’ll need
to have enough food and water on hand until power can be restored. FEMA
recommends having enough to last for at least 72 hours for all members
of your household. Find out
what other items to include in your kit.
3. Don't forget about your pets.
Animals are an important part of many families, so you want to make sure they’re prepared
for a hurricane
as well. That means having additional food and water on hand for them
and making sure their tags are up to date in case you get separated. If
you evacuate, don’t leave your animals behind. They often can’t fend
for themselves during a storm.
4. Learn the appropriate
evacuation routes. Knowing
the evacuation routes in advance will help you react calmly during an
evacuation and help move your family to safety. Follow the direction of
local emergency officials and law enforcement. If they tell you to
evacuate, make sure you do so.
5. Know whether you live in a
Hurricanes can cause serious flood damage to your property. If you live
near rivers, streams or other bodies of water that could overflow, make
sure you are prepared to deal with flooding and have proper insurance
coverage to protect you. Learn
more about your
flood risk and finding flood insurance coverage.
July 3rd, 2013 [Feast
of St. Thomas, Apostle]
Report No. 1
hired to fight satan in Madrid (1)
The Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid,
Antonio María Rouco Varela, has taken the unprecedented step of
selecting eight priests to lock horns with Satan as expert exorcists.
... According to online website
'Religious Freedom', the decision was taken personally by Archbishop
Rouco Valera to meet an avalanche of requests for help from the
faithful to fight their otherworldly foe.
... No priests are currently licensed
to perform exorcisms in the Madrid area, and all would-be
banishers of evil must be personally approved by the Archbishop himself.
That's the "fruit" of the country which is
the birthplace of Escriva and which is essentialy controlled by the
Opus Dei since 1939.
Make sense, doesn't it?
Report No. 2
Iran importing missile-grade ore from Germany, France. (1)
Exploiting a loophole in Western
sanctions, Iran is importing a high grade of refined alumina ore from
several European countries including Germany and France that
Tehran could be using to make armor parts and missile components.
Western measures imposed on Iran over its disputed nuclear program have
hit many sectors of its economy including steel and other metals, where
it is heavily dependent on imports. Tehran says its atomic work is
The refined ore has been
excluded from European Union sanctions, but tightened U.S.
sanctions that came into effect on July 1 seek to close the loophole.
According to a U.S. Treasury briefing, the latest measures will cover
"raw or semi-finished metals" that include aluminum.
And these people - Germany and France (as
well as other European nations) - wonder why we must keep them
under a "Prism"?
A Prism and a Magnifying Glass - both seem to be needed!
Report No. 3
decorated with flowers found in Israel. (1)
Archaeologists in Israel say they have
found evidence of the earliest examples of flowers being used to
decorate graves at a site
inhabited by a Natufian population around 12,000 years ago.
The Natufians are considered to be
one of the first, if not the first, human societies to reside in
permanent villages rather than live a nomadic life, according to
University of Haifa archaeologist Daniel Nadel. Carbon dating revealed that the
graves were between 11,700 and 13,700 years old.
The graves were discovered in the
nearby Mount Carmel area overlooking Haifa, with imprints of flowering
plants, such as mint and sage, stamped into the dirt of the ancient
"From [the Neanderthal] example
until the Natufians (a period spanning some 50,000 years) there is not
one example" of flowers decorating graves, Nadel and his team
wrote in a study published Monday in the journal of the Proceedings of
the National Academy of Sciences.
People may have been using flowers
during the entire period, but "finding such flowers is very difficult"
since they decay, Nadel added.
Portugal corrects and comments:
The Natufians may be the
first human society to reside in a permanent villages after
know as Noah's Flood (2)
If they were nomadic before it was because they
were trying to "get their act together" after their world was literally
"Finding such flowers is
(indeed) very difficult"
after an event as Noah's
Flood washed away most of the "civilization" that existed.
between 10,500 BC and 9,500 BC, the event that is Biblically know as
Noah's Flood took place. (3)
Timeline of the
July 2nd, 2013
Reports Regarding the NSA Affair
The more is
about Edward Snowden's escapade playing the Lone Ranger, the
more mystified we are about the outrage of US and foreign nationals and
governments regarding the alleged violation of privacy. As we have said
before, m de P has lived in a fish bowl at least since 1992, therefore
we really are in a position to pass
judgment on the "action" and "reactions" of the SnowdenGate.
We are more concerned about events like that of a twenty year old
female college student being literally assaulted by a number of
undercover agents because they thought that she was not of age yet and
had purchased beer
instead of water. (3) That
this can easily happen, and happens, IS something that should concern
each one of us and not the Spy vs Spy
First of all, allies spy on each other as a matter of course.
Just recently it was reported that Israel was spying on the US. We do
not approve of any of this - it is not consonant with our Faith - but
is the way this world has chosen to function.
Secondly, the situation is not as if NSA is reading every e-mail sent
listening to every
sordid telephone conversation. They are storing the
unreviewed information in case they have to go back and try to figure
out something. What is the difference between: (a) operating security
cameras, which are everywhere in the world spying, pardon, monitoring,
in real time and
viewed by real people, on nationals and
foreigmers who happen to be walking by one of them; and (b) storing
unheard telephone conversations? Frankly, we fell that security cameras
are far more
intrusive and in greater violation of one's privacy since all is
ocurring in real time regardless circumstances.
In Spain, is not uncommon to have one's photograph taken when entering
the parking lot of a store before the parking ticket is issued and one
is allowed to access the lot. The
photograph is filed together
with the photograph of the license plate
of the vehicle that "the photographed face" is driving.
On another front - just yesterday, m de P witnessed a scene at a Post
Office which seemed to be out of a movie. An elderly lady wanted to
wire 50 Euro to someone. After
usual photocopy of her identity card, giving her address, phone
etc., the questions began: (a) What kind of work do you do?; (b) Who
is the individual receiving the money?; (c) What is the purpose of the
money?; etc. The poor woman was almost in tears.... But that is not
best" part. The receiving party will be subjected to the same
questioning and, God help them, that the declared purpose of the
That is an an example of outrageous violation of anyones privacy, and
not what the NSA does.
It seem that "Let's knock down the US
while we can" is
fashionable in Europe as of late. Yesterday, Amazon UK released a DVD
set with "The Untold Stories of the
United States" by Oliver Stone.
Move over Snowden, Stone is trying to
complete in Europe what you started in Hong Kong.
July 1st, 2013
Report No. 1
15,000 Russian Troops For "Upcoming" Disaster
Portugal comments: The above has been published in The European Union Times with its
source being the famed Sorcha Faal from What Does It Mean?
As we have stated some years back, we consider Sorcha Faal and What Does It Mean? as probably one
of the largest disinformation system on-line.
Obviously, we will not comment on the "news" headline,
although we sincerely thank one of our readers from bringing it to our
Report No. 2
probe NSA surveillance claims. (1)
The magazine reported Sunday that apart
from its PRISM program used to eavesdrop on Internet traffic, the U.S.
National Security Agency also spied on European Union offices on both
sides of the Atlantic.
German federal prosecutors say they are looking into whether reported
U.S. electronic surveillance programs broke German laws.
The Federal Prosecutors' Office said in a statement Sunday that it was
probing the claims so as to "achieve a reliable factual basis" before
considering whether a formal investigation was warranted.
A top German official accused the United States on Sunday of using
"Cold War" methods against its allies, after a German magazine cited
secret intelligence documents to claim that U.S. spies bugged European
German news weekly Der Spiegel, which claimed that the U.S. National
Security Agency eavesdropped on EU offices in Washington, New York and
Brussels, cited classified U.S. documents taken by former NSA
contractor Edward Snowden that it said it had partly seen.
The United States has defended its efforts to intercept electronic
communications overseas by arguing that this has helped prevent terror
attacks at home and abroad.an
(sarcasm On) Not to worry...., (sarcasm Off)
the father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden acknowledges that his son broke
the law but doesn't think he
Lonnie Snowden tells NBC that his son broke the law in releasing
information, but says he
didn't betray the people of the United States.
Who did he then betray?
From his father's comments we can fully understand the mind-set source
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