Why Is SOCOM Lying About Domestic Drone Activities?

Why is SOCOM Lying About Domestic Drone Activities? (Public Intellibence, June 27, 2012):

An April 2012 list of potential basing locations for DoD drone activities inside the U.S. includes Portland, Oregon as a proposed site controlled by U.S. Special Operations Command. A spokesman for USSOCOM told the Willamette Week last week that it “does not have nor will it have” a drone base in Portland.

Public Intelligence

A spokesman for U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has provided statements to publications in New Hampshire and Oregon indicating that information regarding domestic drone activities provided by Public Intelligence is inaccurate, despite confirmations from the offices of two U.S. Senators.  Following our publication last week of a map of current and proposed Department of Defense drone activities within the U.S., several journalists with local publications around the country wrote articles regarding drone activities that were listed in their area.  David Brooks of the Nashua Telegraph wrote about the listing of New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington as the site of a USSOCOM drone activity involving small unmanned aerial vehicles including the Raven and Wasp.  Corey Pein of the Willamette Week wrote about a planned USSOCOM drone activity in Portland that was listed as utilizing the same types of drones.

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U.S. Army’s $5 BILLION Failed Pixelated Uniform Gets Scrapped … Because The Design Stood Out In Nearly Every Environment Making Soldiers Easy Targets

Army’s $5B failed pixelated uniform getting scrapped (Stars And Stripes, June 26, 2012):

The Army’s pixelated camouflage uniform is getting scrapped — after costing $5 billion and making soldiers easier targets because the design stood out in nearly every environment they were worn in, according to a report in The Daily.

Researchers at the Natick Soldier Center in Natick, Mass. told The Daily that the gray-green uniform debuted in 2004 after Army brass interfered in the selection process, choosing looks and politics over science,

Researchers are now testing new patterns to replace the gray Universal Camouflage Pattern, known as UCP, and troops in the field have been given a greenish, blended replacement called MultiCam, according to The Daily.

“Essentially, the Army designed a universal uniform that universally failed in every environment,” an Army specialist who served two tours in Iraq, wearing UCP in Baghdad and the deserts outside Basra, told The Daily.  “The only time I have ever seen it work well was in a gravel pit.”

“As a cavalry scout, it is my job to stay hidden. Wearing a uniform that stands out this badly makes it hard to do our job effectively,” he said. “If we can see our own guys across a distance because of it, then so can our enemy.”

Source: The Daily

80,000 Protesters Join Demonstration, Riot Police Protects The Japanese TRAITOR Government

[Live] Riot police barricaded official residence (Fukushima Diary, June 29, 2012)

[Live] Aerial movie of the demonstration (Fukushima Diary, June 29, 2012)

[LIVE] Over 80,000 joined the demonstration. Helicopter will soon fly to report (Fukushima Diary, June 29, 2012)

[Live] Over 60,000 people joined (Fukushima Diary, June 29, 2012)

[LIve] The demonstration is growing to be bigger than ever (40,000 before its start) (Fukushima Diary, June 29, 2012)

Google Was Secretly Planting Cookies On ‘Millions’ Of iPhone Browsers

Your FTC Privacy Watchdogs: Low-Tech, Defensive, Toothless (Wired/ProPublica, June 28, 2012):

Jonathan Mayer had a hunch.

The young computer scientist suspected that online advertisers might be following consumers around the web — even when they set their browsers to block the snippets of tracking code called cookies. If Mayer’s instinct was right, advertisers were eying people as they moved from one website to another even though their browsers were configured to prevent this sort of digital shadowing. Working long hours at his office, Mayer ran a series of clever tests in which he purchased ads that acted as sniffers for the sort of unauthorized cookies he was looking for. He hit the jackpot, unearthing one of the biggest privacy scandals of the past year: Google was secretly planting cookies on a vast number of iPhone browsers. Mayer thinks millions of iPhones were targeted by Google.

The feds are often the last to know about digital invasions of your privacy.

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SWAT Team Throws Flashbangs, Raids Wrong Home Due To Open WiFi Network

Whoops! Those anonymous Internet threats came from up the block.

A still from the SWAT raid, captured on video by a local TV crew

SWAT team throws flashbangs, raids wrong home due to open WiFi network (Ars Technica, June 28, 2012):

The long-standing, heavily documented militarization of even small-town American police forces was always going to create problems when it met anonymous Internet threats. And so it has, again—this time in Evansville, Indiana, where officers acted on some Topix postings threatening violence against local police. They then sent an entire SWAT unit to execute a search warrant on a local house, one in which the front door was open and an 18-year old woman sat inside watching TV.

The cops brought along TV cameras, inviting a local reporter to film the glorious operation. In the resulting video, you can watch the SWAT team, decked out in black bulletproof vests and helmets and carrying window and door smashers, creep slowly up to the house. At some point, they apparently “knock” and announce their presence—though not with the goal of getting anyone to come to the door. As the local police chief admitted later to the Evansville Courier & Press, the process is really just “designed to distract.” (SWAT does not need to wait for a response.)

Officers break the screen door and a window, tossing a flashbang into the house—which you can see explode in the video. A second flashbang gets tossed in for good measure a moment later. SWAT enters the house.

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare … AS A TAX!!!

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare … AS A TAX (ZeroHedge,June 28, 2012):

In 2009, Obama said that his healthcare reform bill is not a tax:

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The Supreme Court just upheld Obamacare … as a TAX:

A divided Supreme Court largely upheld the Obama administration’s health-care law, saying the law’s penalty for those who ignore a mandate to carry health insurance counted as a tax and was justified by Congress’s constitutional taxing power.

See also:


CHANGE: Obamacare Creates $17 TRILLION In Unfunded Liabilities (Video)

The Obamacare Mandate: Obama VERSUS Obama (Video) (Hilarious!)

Judge Napolitano On Obamacare And The Supreme Court (Video)

New Obamacare Regulation Calls For Free Sterilization For All College Women

Santelli And The November Obamacare ‘Referendum’

Santelli And The November Obamacare ‘Referendum’ (ZeroHedge, June 29, 2012):

In a brief clip this morning, CNBC’s Rick Santelli said a lot in a few words. His critical insight was that today’s decision is about process and not preference and that the real decisions will be made in November when it becomes ‘the people’s choice’. He is a big believer in the ‘pragmatic process’ we should all enjoy and suggests today’s SCOTUS decision (doing what they do best in comprehending the law) should be ‘taken with respect’ but notes the analogy to Europe:

You can try to have the mighty above tell the people below how they should live their lives, what they should get, and ‘the government big enough to give you everything you want, and’, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, ‘big enough to take away everything you have.’ But what are we left with really? We are left with an issue that should, by all indications be voted on by the American public. No matter how the Supreme Court decision worked out; no matter what the legislative process tells us; no matter how ugly this process was to get passed; in the end, I think it’s more than appropriate that this will be, in my opinion, part of the referendum in November as to whether the public wants this or not.

Americans Are Being Prepared For Full Spectrum Tyranny

Americans Are Being Prepared For Full Spectrum Tyranny (ZeroHedge, June 28,2012):

Totalitarian governments, like persistent forms of cancer, have latched onto the long history of man, falling and then reemerging from the deep recesses of our cultural biology to wreak havoc upon one unlucky generation to the next.  The assumption by most is that these unfortunate empires are the product of bureaucracies gone awry; overtaken by the chaotic maddening hunger for wealth and power, and usually manipulated by the singular ambitions of a mesmerizing dictator.  For those of us in the Liberty Movement who are actually educated on the less acknowledged details of history, oligarchy and globalized centralism is much less random than this, and a far more deliberate and devious process than the general unaware public is willing consider.

Unfortunately, the final truth is very complex, even for us…

One cannot place the blame of despotism entirely on the shoulders of globalists.  Sadly, the crimes of elites are only possible with a certain amount of complicity from subsections of the populace.  Without our penchant for apathy and fear, there can be no control.  That is to say, there is no power over us but that which we give away.  We pave the road to our own catastrophes.

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Barclays Agrees To Pay Record $453 Million Fine To US And British Regulators In Libor Manipulation Scandal

UK drafts in fraud squad as Libor fine hits Barclays (Reuters, June 28, 2012):

LONDON  – Britain said on Thursday it had brought in the fraud squad to investigate possible crimes and would tighten laws over attempts to manipulate lending rates, a scandal which has engulfed Barclays and is expected to spread to other banks.

Shares in Barclays tumbled as much as 18 percent at one point by midday trade, wiping out 4.2 billion pounds from its share price – the biggest one-day fall since 2009, according to Reuters data. Shares were down 14.8 percent at 1113 EDT.

The bank agreed to pay a record $453 million fine to U.S. and British regulators for attempting to manipulate the London Interbank Offered Rate in 2005-08. It is the first bank to settle in a case that also includes most of the world’s other largest financial institutions.

“This is a scandal, it’s extremely serious. They’ve paid a very large fine and quite rightly but frankly the Barclays management team have some big questions to answer,” Prime Minister David Cameron told the BBC.

“Who was responsible? Who was going to take responsibility? How are they being held accountable?” he said.

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Related info:

CHANGE: Obamacare Creates $17 TRILLION In Unfunded Liabilities (Video)

The Obamacare Mandate: Obama VERSUS Obama (Video)

Judge Napolitano On Obamacare And The Supreme Court (Video)

New Obamacare Regulation Calls For Free Sterilization For All College Women


Here we go:

  • 5-4 decisions, with Roberts joining the court’s liberals.
  • Court says federal government can’t threaten to withhold money from states that don’t fully comply on Medicaid extension
  • ScotusBlog conclusion: So the mandate is constitutional
  • The bottom line: the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read
  • The ACA is upheld as a tax, not a penalty

The bottom line from the WSJ:

A quick overview of the ruling: A divided Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s health-care law, in one of the most anticipated high-court rulings in a generation. The court said Congress was acting within its powers under the Constitution when it required most Americans to carry health insurance or pay a penalty—the provision at the center of the two-year legal battle. It upheld the mandate as a tax, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts.

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Top CIA Spy Accused Of Being A Mafia Hitman (Wired)

The cover for Evan Wright’s How to Get Away With Murder, available at Byliner. Illustration: Byliner


How to Get Away with Murder in America: Drug Lords, Dirty Pols, Obsessed Cops, and the Quiet Man Who Became the CIA’s Master Killer (Kindle Single)

Top CIA Spy Accused of Being a Mafia Hitman (Wired, June 27, 2012):

Enrique “Ricky” Prado’s resume reads like the ultimate CIA officer: veteran of the Central American wars, running the CIA’s operations in Korea, a top spy in America’s espionage programs against China, and deputy to counter-terrorist chief Cofer Black — and then a stint at Blackwater. But he’s also alleged to have started out a career as a hitman for a notorious Miami mobster, and kept working for the mob even after joining the CIA. Finally, he went on to serve as the head of the CIA’s secret assassination squad against Al-Qaida.

That’s according to journalist Evan Wright’s blockbuster story How to Get Away With Murder in America, distributed by Byliner. In it, Wright — who authored Generation Kill, the seminal story of the Iraq invasion — compiles lengthy, years-long investigations by state and federal police into a sector of Miami’s criminal underworld that ended nowhere, were sidelined by higher-ups, or cut short by light sentences. It tracks the history of Prado’s alleged Miami patron and notorious cocaine trafficker, Alberto San Pedro, and suspicions that Prado moved a secret death squad from the CIA to Blackwater.

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US Government Setting Stage To Outlaw Vitamin D Like Raw Milk? MSM Attacks Nutrition

Is US government setting stage to outlaw Vitamin D like raw milk? Mainstream media attacks nutrition (Natural News, June 26, 2012):

The United States government has just crossed the threshold of nutritional insanity with an announcement that postmenopausal women should avoid taking vitamin D. This announcement, made by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, is tantamount to declaring war on nutrition. In a nation where 90+ percent of the population is chronically deficient in vitamin D, any government edict that encourages people to avoid this lifesaving vitamin will only result in more cancer, more Alzheimer’s disease, more bone fractures, more diabetes and more kidney disease.

… which is, of course, exactly what the medical establishment wants. After all, how are the drug companies supposed to make money treating patients with cancer if they prevent cancer themselves by using dirt-cheap vitamin D?

The mainstream media, predictably, has dutifully followed the government’s anti-nutrition advice by distorting the conclusions of the study and running headlines like this one in USA Today, the corporate-run disinfo outlet:

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Two Merck Virologists Expose Merck Vaccine Fraud: Company Faked Mumps Vaccine Efficacy Results For Over A Decade

Merck vaccine fraud exposed by two Merck virologists; company faked mumps vaccine efficacy results for over a decade, says lawsuit (Natural News, June 28, 2012):

Breaking news: According to two Merck scientists who filed a False Claims Act complaint in 2010 — a complaint which has just now been unsealed — vaccine manufacturer Merck knowingly falsified its mumps vaccine test data, spiked blood samples with animal antibodies, sold a vaccine that actually promoted mumps and measles outbreaks, and ripped off governments and consumers who bought the vaccine thinking it was “95% effective.”

See that False Claims Act document at:

According to Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, both former Merck virologists, the Merck company engaged in all the following behavior:

• Merck knowingly falsified its mumps vaccine test results to fabricate a “95% efficacy rate.”

• In order to do this, Merck spiked the blood test with animal antibodies in order to artificially inflate the appearance of immune system antibodies. As reported in CourthouseNews.com:

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Furious Turkey Deploys Tanks, Troops To Syrian Border (Video)

The No.1 Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente: The Second American Revolution STARTS NOW! – Syria – Europe – Gold – WW III (Video):

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Furious Turkey mobilizes tanks, troops to Syrian border (The Times Of Israel, june 26, 2012):

Erdogan slams ‘murderous’ Assad, warns Damascus that rules of engagement have changed following downing of its jet

The Turkish military mobilized large numbers of reinforcements from its eastern provinces to the Syrian border on Tuesday, amid rising tension with Damascus, after the downing by Syria of a Turkish Air Force jet on Friday, Turkish media reported.

Large numbers of Turkish troops — including at least 15 long-range artillery pieces and tanks – moved to the Syrian frontier from the eastern city of Diyarbakir. A video published by the Turkish Cihan News Agency showed Turkish tanks being transported by carrier trucks toward the frontier.

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The No.1 Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente: The Second American Revolution STARTS NOW! – Syria – Europe – Gold – WW III (Video)

“The Entire Global Economic System Is In Collapse.”

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