The middle class American worker is in danger of becoming an endangered species. The politicians are not telling you the truth, and the mainstream media is certainly not telling you the truth, but the reality is that there is nothing but bad news...
Pentagon Unilaterally Grants Itself Authority Over ‘Civil Disturbances’
Khannea Suntzu's insight:
"Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances."
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is rapidly losing its coral, to the point that UNESCO may soon place the natural wonder on its "in danger" list. Climate change is one culprit, but so is the country's booming extraction industry.
Not only has social inequality risen in the industrialized nations over the past three decades, the economic crisis of 2008-09 sped up the deterioration as “pain of the crisis was not evenly shared,” a new report says.
Police State got you down? Does the thought of Martial Law keep you up at night? Well, it should! We live in a world where we are being constantly watched
Khannea Suntzu's insight:
Track Me If You Can is a must-watch for anyone interested in protecting their privacy. He covers some of excellent tips and gives alot of necessary information. Here’s a run down:
There are 30 million plus surveillance cameras on the US, one camera for every ten americans.The average American is in 200 databases.Putting a plan in motion to keep you from being tracked is a good idea if you want to devise a new life for yourselfPlan 3 months ahead of timeRight before you leave, change your appearance significantly (if you have hair, shave your head, if you have blond hair, change it to black, get glasses, etc.).Before you leave, terminate all of your accounts (email, bank accounts, credit cards, etc).Don’t terminate your social network sites as you can use these sites to provide disinformation.Before you leave, delete all of your computer files and get rid of your computer’s hard drive (first boil the hard drive then smash it with a hammer and finally run a Degausser/electromagnetic wand over the drive to obliterate all information it may contain).Get rid of all of your personal items like photos, trophies, mementos, etc. that could tie you to your old life.Shred all of your personal info and credit cards/bank statements/etc., next take the shredded material and spread it around in a bunch of trash bags and leave the bags at various dumpsters around the city, or burn it.Get rid of your cell phone as these can be easily used to track your location either through a computer software program or through triangulation.Wipe all of your info from your cell phone then leave it at a train or bus station so that someone else will pick it up and start using it, thus providing a source of disinformation for those searching for you.Break your normal patterns (what you eat, where you frequent, how you shop, the kind of work you do, etc).Ditch your car and find a substitute that is not your personality.Completely change your lifestyle (ie: if you are currently a corporate lawyer, become a night janitor then dress and behave appropriately).If you do take your car get rid of the toll pass which can track your movements through the RFID chip in the pass.Stay away from interstate highways.Get rid of the GPS device which came with your car. Ditto for the OnStar system which can be activated remotely and allow others to listen in on your conversations.Make sure your tires don’t have RFID chips in them. Some tires have these chips and they can link to your VIN number and the purchase location of the tires.Go to non-chain restaurants.Pay for everything with cash.When you are out in public disguise yourself (at least wear a hat and sunglasses).Avoid frequenting your usual places (for example, if you are a vegetarian your meal preference can be found through your prior airline meal request and then you may be easier to locate if you frequent vegetarian restaurants).Get your food to go from restaurants so you don’t leave DNA on the plates/utensils/glasses which can be read with an easily purchased BPac machine which analyzes your biometrics.Stay in small motels and pay with cash.Use alcohol wipes to remove fingerprints.Use a Multi Sweep Hidden Camera & Bug Detector to check for hidden bugs/cameras/etc.Cover the peephole so people can’t see into your room.Sleep in your sleeping bag so you won’t leave DNA behind on the hotel bedding.Buy a pre-paid cell phone which you only use for outgoing calls (be sure to turn off the caller ID). Replace the pre-paid phone frequently, about every 2 weeks.When you are not using the cell phone, remove the battery so it can’t be turned on remotely or used to track you.Be careful when speaking in cars or near windows. The NSA has a bounce laser monitoring system which can pick up sound waves on glass and record what you are saying.At night you can avoid being seen on cameras that use infrared light by fashioning a cap with LED lights on the front of it which makes a “halo” and shields your face from the cameras.To determine the best place to resettle, choose a mid-sized city in a not overly cold place. Big cities and small towns are not good places for anonymity.To change your identity don’t just assume the identity of someone else (this is way more difficult–and illegal–than it used to be), instead petition the court to change your name legally to a new–and common–name.Apply for a driver’s license under your new name.Most driver’s licenses and passports have RFID chips in them. Block people from reading these RFID chips by carrying them in a wallet lined with aluminum foil.To get back online, use a new laptop.Always use a hard wire to your laptop and turn off the wi-fi which is easily hacked.Put a cover over your web cam such as a band-aid or electrical tape as these can be turned on remotely like your cell phone.Install anti-key logger software on your computer.Also, install software that will reroute your ip address so your location can’t be determined via your computer.Be aware of the ECHELON program in the US which monitors phone and computer transmissions for keywords and messages.At the grocery store, change your shopping habits and never use store club cards.Be aware that nearly all food packaging now contain RFID tags. To be sure these aren’t used for tracking (unlikely now but possibly more likely in the future) repackage food once you purchase it and get rid of the store packaging.To find work, get a night job that is different that your previous job, such as a janitor. This will limit your contact with people.Change jobs often.Create a “back story” for your new identity and practice it. If you base your lies on the truth but change the details a bit, your story will be easier to remember and more believable.Open a bank account, preferably at a small, local bank.Be aware of video surveillance cameras which are everywhere.Never contact people from your past.The narrator noted that every year, changing your identity gets harder.The police now consider common activities suspicious such as bird watching, sketching or painting, or taking photographs in public.There are 70 FUSION centers in the US which coordinate surveillance and other information.Airlines sometimes use locator chips on your bags so be aware of this. You can also use these tagged bags for disinformation purposes (ie: leaving them in places to throw people off your trail).Technology is now available to identify you by the way you walk (change the way you walk), your facial measurements and biometrics (use a disguise, and especially sunglasses), and even your response to images.It will be 7 to 10 years before your old identity drops off of old databases.Guard against complacency.The less you interface with technology, the better off you will be.
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr says the city of Detroit's cash-flow crisis makes it 'insolvent' and unable to borrow more money to mask over debts being made worse by skipping millions in payments for retiree pensions and health care.