Archive for August 12th, 2013
Oliver K. Manuel*
Associate, Climate & Solar Science Institute
833 Broadway, #104, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Emeritus Professor, Nuclear and Space Studies
University of Missouri, Rolla, MO 65401
Former NASA Princi
For the Apollo Mission to the Moon
Space Science & Technology Committee
, House of Representatives, 17 July 2013)
Michael Snyder, of The American Dream, wrote this almost two years ago:
Our society is rapidly coming apart at the seams and people are seriously starting to lose it… Way too many Americans seem to be losing all sense of what is right and what is wrong. Way too many Americans seem to be losing all sense of what it means to treat others with dignity and respect… It is almost as if some sort of mental illness is spreading throughout our society that is expressing itself in thousands of different ways. We are seeing anger, rage, malice and brutality rise to very dangerous levels. Our population has become way too greedy, proud, selfish and hateful. America is on a very dangerous road and we need to wake up.
A general sense of apathy is spreading through the populace like a cancer and it begs the question: even if we wanted to “wake up,” could we?
According to last year’s Nielsen report, the average American over the age of two years old watches more than 34 hours of television per week, plus at least three more hours of taped programming. The report also noted that the amount of time we spend watching television increases as we get older.
Back in 1969, a man named Herbert Krugman conducted a series of experiments regarding the effect of television on a person’s brainwaves. What he found was pretty startling:
Krugman monitored a person through many trials and found that in less than one minute of television viewing, the person’s brainwaves switched from Beta waves — brainwaves associated with active, logical thought — to primarily Alpha waves. When the subject stopped watching television and began reading a magazine, the brainwaves reverted to Beta waves.
Official records show Prince Charles has held at least 36 private meetings with cabinet ministers, including the Prime Minister David Cameron himself, to discuss policy since the coalition government took office in May 2010.
Charles has met Cameron seven times while he has held talks with Cameron’s ministers dozens of times to discuss matters “he chooses”, the Daily Mail reported.
This is while the prince is required to be politically neutral but cabinet minister have conceded that his letters to them contained “most deeply held personal views and beliefs” on matters he should avoid.
Revelations of Charles’s meddling are so blatant that the anti-monarchy campaign group the Republic said he has turned into “a political operator and businessman with direct access to government”.
However, his office, Clarence House, said in a statement that Charles is being helpful to the government and has a duty to do so.
“The Prince of Wales has a right, indeed it is his duty, to communicate privately with the government on any matter he chooses, to bring his unique perspective and reflect the many issues people raise with him personally on his extensive engagements around the country,” the statement said.
“… it is inevitable that HRH (the prince) may, at times, see some ministers more than others … ministers from successive governments have found that he brings important insights, perspectives and knowledge built over 40 years of experience in a range of areas aimed at transforming lives and building sustainable communities,” it added.
There have been repeated calls for the publication of the content of Charles’s letters to ministers or meetings with them, as it is the norm when they meet other officials.
However, the high court vetoed such pleas last month saying the public have no right to know how the prince has tried to change government policy.
Posted in foreign policy, government, media, military, tagged Al Qaeda, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, AQAP, Arabian Peninsula, middle east, United States, Yemen, Yemeni on August 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
11 Aug 2013 Yemen’s foremost Al Qaeda researcher says recent U.S. drone strikes have failed to kill senior leaders of the organization, and he dismisses claims that a plot to bomb a Canadian-owned oil facility was foiled by Yemeni authorities. Abdulrazzaq al-Jamal, a journalist and researcher who has been given exclusive access to the terrorist group’s Yemen branch, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), said the series of drone strikes in the past 12 days have killed 32 people, including low-level foot soldiers and civilians.
[The goal of US drone stikes is to kill as many civilians as possible and to ensure that al-CIAduh thrives--to 'necessitate' the expensive perpetual war on [of] terror.]
From ny.gov: ‘…This is an ACTUAL LAW/SECURITY – NOT OTHERWISE CATEGORIZED ALERT…’ [!?] –Lockdown in effect from 2:26 PM EDT Sunday until 2:26 AM EDT Monday –’44 square miles under lockdown’ –Everyone urged to ‘stay indoors, do not come out of your houses.’
11 Aug 2013 Ny.gov: LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY IN THE BOVINA AREA OF DELAWARE CO. ALL RESIDENTS SHOULD STAY INSIDE AND LOCK YOURS DOORS… According to a video post Sunday by DAHBOO77: ‘As of time of posting, still no answers as to what exactly is going on, all residents ordered to stay indoors with doors locked!’
[I knew the Boston bombings false flag would set a dangerous precedent of 'acceptability of martial law.']
Posted in government, law, military, tagged Australia, CANBERRA, Defence Signals Directorate, Harman, HMAS Harman, National Security Agency, Royal Australian Navy, United States on August 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The Defence Department is building a new secret communications facility designed to handle the ‘data deluge’ of electronic intelligence the US shares with Australia. PRISM is in town.
In the quiet Canberra suburb of Harman, abutting the NSW border near Queanbeyan, is the Royal Australian Navy’s communications complex. In the quaint Navy way of naming shore facilities as if they are ships (the phrase is ‘stone frigates’) it is called HMAS Harman.
The Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) will be one of the main tenants in a new data centre being built at HMAS Harman. A number of contracts have been signed, including $11 million with John Holland for the building construction, which still stands empty. The government said in its initial tender documents that the works would be completed by March 2013, and that the total cost of the project would be ‘in the order of’ $135 million’.
The DSD (motto – ‘Reveal their secrets – Protect our own’) is Australia’s equivalent of the US National Security Agency (NSA). That shadowy US body has made headline news this week since whistleblower Ed Snowden disclosed the extent of its spying operations on US citizens – the PRISM electronic surveillance program.
Such domestic and non-military snooping would normally be way beyond its brief, excepting that the all-encompassing powers handed to the US Government under the post-9/11 Patriot Act allow it to do just about anything it wants to do. And when governments are given power, they usually exercise it.
- Australia’s place in the NSA USA spying web (seeker401.wordpress.com)