Saturday, December 31, 2011

Man with explosives detained at Texas airport - Yahoo! News

Man with explosives detained at Texas airport

I always wonder about the back story in these accounts. Either the man with the explosives is incredibly stupid -- or literally psychotic -- or, it's a distraction, a set-up. With TSA, DHS, VIPER, and all the rest, the average person couldn't possibly think they'd escape the attention of security as they casually bring along "explosives in military grade wrapping."

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Jello-O Knows All, Sees All

This is surreal. Kraft has come up with a vending machine using facial recognition to determine the age of the consumer. Want pudding or Jello? Not if you're a kid:Kraft unveils 'adults only' vending machine that scans faces to ensure children can't have free pudding The article includes the usual disclaimer that images and info are not stored.
A vending machine that gives out free puddings to adults, but none to children sounds like something dreamed up by Roald Dahl.

But the iSample machine, a collaboration between Kraft and Intel, is designed to do exactly that - and is currently under trial in Chicago and New York.

The machine uses a biometric scanner to 'read' the age and gender of people standing in front of it, and will serve adults, but refuse children.

The two machines are on trial in Chicago's Shedd Aquarium and New York's South Street Seaport.

The iSample is desgned to offer free samples of Kraft's new Temptations jelly - a dessert marketed at adults.

There's much here in terms of twilight language and symbolism, not to mention the usual NWO is coming signal blasted loud and clear.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Brand Name Game: Blackwater changes name -- again

Blackwater changed its name in 2009 to Xe, which was intentionally esoteric. Hard to know how to pronounce. Now Blackwater has changed its name from Xe to Academi:Blackwater 3.0: Rebranded ‘Academi’ Wants Back In Iraq | Common Dreams
Say goodbye to Xe. The company formerly known as Blackwater — the world’s most infamous private security corporation — has jettisoned the name it chose in its 2009 rebrand. Now the “security solutions provider” wants to wash away the taint of the 2007 Nisour Square shootings by adopting the new name “Academi.”
This new name change implies something learned, a higher institution of sacred learning and education, peaceful, -- brains, not brawn. Of course Blackwater Xe Academi is still in the mercenary soldier business. Nothing has changed about the agendas of the company:
Our focus is on training and security services. We’re continuing that,” new CEO Ted Wright tells Danger Room. “We’re not backing away from security services. The lion’s share of our business today is providing training for security services and [providing] security services.”

If Blackwater — sorry, Academi – was a sports franchise, you’d consider 2011 its rebuilding year. A consortium of investors close to the family of founder Erik Prince bought the company in late 2010, and spent 2011 putting together its new leadership team. It brought on board former Attorney General John Ashcroft, Bill Clinton consigliere Jack Quinn and Suzanne Folsom from the insurance giant AIG. Wright came from military-services giant KBR. Notice a pattern? All have deep experience with crisis management.
There's more, much more, in the article, including Academi's plans in Iraq. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Face Recognition Technology Comes to Malls and Nightclubs | Techland |

Face Recognition Technology Comes to Malls and Nightclubs | Techland |

The privacy concerns around the tracking of consumers and targeted advertising online may be coming to the physical world.

At a Federal Trade Commission workshop about the privacy implications of face recognition on Thursday, all eyes were on the new “Find My Face” feature in Google+, announced at the conference. The event, however, also focused on how face detection is being used offline in “smart sign” technology and other applications.

Imagine walking past a sign at the mall that changes to display ads for products that fit just your tastes. That’s what Intel is trying to do with its “Anonymous Video Analytics” technology, which uses sensors on a digital sign to tell if a person nearby is looking at the sign, as well as their gender and approximate age. Teenage girls are shown ads for back-to-school shoe sales, while a senior man may be shown an ad for golf clubs.

Read more:

TSA To Deploy AIT Units To 16 Additional Airposts
TSA Monday announced 16 airports that are set to receive recently purchased millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units. The machines will be deployed with new automated target recognition (ATR) software designed to enhance privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images while improving throughput capabilities and streamlining the checkpoint screening process, the agency said.

"The deployment of this technology further strengthens security while also enhancing passenger privacy," said TSA Assistant Administrator for Security Capabilities Robin Kane. "The ability to safely detect non-metallic threats concealed under layers of clothing provides TSA Officers with an invaluable resource."

Police employ Predator drone spy planes on home front -

Police employ Predator drone spy planes on home front -

Drones used to find unarmed residents on their 2,000 acre ranch. . .

Tennessee: Door-To-Door Assessment For Disaster Preparedness

Door-To-Door Assessment For Disaster Preparedness
 Tennessee is getting ready to visit residents and find out what they're up to in terms of disaster preparedness:
The door to door assessment will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. It will be in 30 neighborhoods in Davidson County that have been randomly selected to be the target of a door to door assessment.
Saturday will be used as a backup day if the assessments are not completed by Friday.
Participants will be asked a list of 22 questions. They may include:
  • What is your primary way of getting information during a disaster or emergency? 
  • What special assistance might you need from emergency responders during an emergency?
 What is that state up to? Cops on the take, under the guise of participating in the War on Drugs.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Smile! As Social Control

Excellent animated video on the "smile" and positive attitude propaganda put forth by the corporate world, education, you name it. Pay attention to the part about facist societies pushing the concept of optimism and positive attitudes as a form of social control. Thanks to Eric Otto on Facebook for link: RSA Animate - Smile or Die - YouTube

Three Random Shootings

Three random shootings in different parts of the country and it's all coincidental. Unless you're conspiracy minded, then one has to wonder at the juxtapositions of these seeming unrelated events. All three shooters killed people they didn't know, then killed themselves. (The Hollywood shooter put himself in a suicidal position and called out for others to "kill" him.) Two of the shooters killed police and military personnel. All three men were in their twenties.

Thursday December 8th,Ross Truett Ashley, 22, shot and killed Officer Deriek Crouse who was sitting in his police vehicle at Virgina Tech. Truett's body was found a short time later with a "self inflicted gunshot wound."

Friday, December 9th, Tyler Brehm, 26 years old, opened fire at the intersection of Sunset and Vine in Hollywood, California, shooting at cars and yelling out that he "wanted to die":
"He was screaming he was going to die and that he wanted to die," Gregory Bojorquez, a photographer who captured images of the shootings aftermath, told the Los Angeles Times. (Friends say Hollywood shooter had tough breakup)

Saturday, December 10th, Skyler Barbee, 25, shot a police officer then turned the gun on himself.

Friday, December 9, 2011

White House plan to use churches, mosques, synagogues for vaccinations Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Alex Jones shares the news that the White house might use places of worship to push vaccinations: White House plan to use churches, mosques, synagogues for vaccinations
Speaking directly to church leaders, Joshua DuBois, executive director of the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership, said:

“As trusted messengers, you’re able to spread messages and help get people vaccinated.”

Zeroing in on minorities, particularly older adults, blacks and Latinos, health officials said churches, mosques and schools are places where barriers to vaccinations can be taken down, and these minorities can be convinced to get vaccinated. Besides hosting flu shot clinics, churches can also help by putting reminders in their bulletins, and by church members personally reminding others to get their shots, officials said.

They even went so far as to encourage the churches to pay people’s insurance co-pays so they’d be more inclined to get the shots. For those who simply can’t pay anything, there’ll be 300,000 free shots given out as part of the flu vaccine crusade.

Hallmark targets newborns with vaccine shot compliance cards Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Aside from the obvious fascist/Big Brother/Orwellian/Bladerunner global society we're increasingly living in, is the sheer surrealism of this very real state. We're living in a John Brunner novel, or Kafka landscape... here, Hallmark joins up with the Global Corporate Dr. Evil Cabal to remind us to vaccinate:Hallmark targets newborns with vaccine shot compliance cards

"Paranoia runs deep . . . " not that there's anything wrong with that.

ATS:Federal Agents Demand Customer Lists From Mormon Food Storage Facility, page 1

This news from a thread on Above Top Secret:Federal Agents Demand Customer Lists From Mormon Food Storage Facility, page 1. According to this item, the Feds wanted to know who bought what in terms of food items. I find the item interesting for the obvious reasons: fascism, FEMA, DHS, water rights and control, as well as the juxtaposition of the recent news item from New Zealand concerning the right of the individual to grow his or her own food. A few links about that story: NZ Food Security , Video: NZ news.

In many countries, including the United States, the issue of the individual growing their own food has become increasingly dire.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Hospitals in Houston requiring unvaccinated employees to wear face masks during entire flu season if they refuse flu shot

Texas hospitals have plan to force compliance from workers: get vaccinated, or wear a mask:

Hospitals in Houston requiring unvaccinated employees to wear face masks during entire flu season if they refuse flu shot
This flu hysteria stunt being promoted by MH is really nothing more than medical mafia coercion predicated on lies and pseudoscience. And the nonsensical punishment for those who refuse to comply with such nonsense is even more egregious, as it basically "brands" non-compliers as villains. Face masks, after all, do not necessarily prevent the transmission of flu -- but they sure do embarrass and ostracize those who decide to embrace health freedom of choice and think for themselves by refusing the flu shot!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Afghan woman to be freed from jail after agreeing to marry rapist | World news |

Afghan woman to be freed from jail after agreeing to marry rapist | World news |
An Afghan woman jailed for adultery after she was raped by a relative is set to be freed – but only after agreeing to marry the man who attacked her.

The case, which has highlighted the plight of Afghan women jailed for so-called moral crimes, was to be the subject of a documentary film funded by the European Union – until diplomats censored it out of fear for the woman's welfare, and for their relations with the Afghan government.

But the decision not to broadcast the film, unintentionally led to a storm of publicity that has resulted in the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, intervening in the case of the 19-year-old woman, named Gulnaz.

And it just gets sicker, scarier, and worse from there. . .