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Monthly Archives: January, 2008

$6Bn to Spy the Internet

The Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2008

Bush Looks to Beef Up Protection Against Cyberattacks
Estimated Cost Could Be $6 Billion; Democrats Are Wary

No they are not, they want that power passed like the touch of the olympics !

Follow up on: DHS Edited My Freaking Blog!

As many of you now know, I was recently detained and questioned by the FBI regarding several posts on this blog. Two of the posts in question were first altered, then removed all together, by what appeared to be the Dept. of Homeland Security.

“You can say what you want about this country. I love this country. I love the freedoms that we used to think we had.

Follow up on: DHS Edited My Freaking Blog!

As many of you now know, I was recently detained and questioned by the FBI regarding several posts on this blog. Two of the posts in question were first altered, then removed all together, by what appeared to be the Dept. of Homeland Security.

“You can say what you want about this country. I love this country. I love the freedoms that we used to think we had.

Cheney to Make Surveillance Permanent

Michael Ratner is President of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and says “under the Democrats, a few months ago caved and gave the president temporary authority for six months—it’s called the Protect America Act. It expires on February 1. And that does allow the president to bypass the warrant requirements with regard to US citizens and US permanent residents.”

Yet one more retroactive law to cover breaking the law in the first place, ‘backdoor immunity’, and the democrats let em..

Tip-off thwarted nuclear spy ring probe

AN investigation into the illicit sale of American nuclear secrets was compromised by a senior official in the State Department, a former FBI employee has claimed.

The official is said to have tipped off a foreign contact about a bogus CIA company used to investigate the sale of nuclear secrets.

DHS Edited My Freaking Blog!

Ok guys, this is pretty weird. About an hour ago I got an email from a friend. He was looking at my recent post on homemade explosives. He hit the refresh button for whatever reason, and some of the content magically disappeared, replaced by the words —redacted—in bold letters. I figured I had made some kind of mistake and checked my content, then re-published the post. Ten minutes later, the content was missing again. I re-published. Another five minutes, and the content was gone again.

I contacted Typepad, who hosts this blog. They said that everything was fine on their end, and that they weren’t in the habit of editing user content. They suggested I take a look at the tracking information for my site. So I did. I noticed that right before each redaction, the following IP address visited the page: Now, I like to think that I’m fairly internet-savvy, but I don’t know what the hell to do with an IP address. So I googled it.

As it turns out, the host, n021.dhs.gov, is registered to the Dept. of Homeland Security. It was at that point that I started sh#$$ing bricks. I posted an article about homegrown terrorism and included recipes for homemade explosives and incendiary devices. And I thought nothing was going to happen. I honestly don’t know what I was thinking. I’m terrified right now that the men in the black helicopter are going to come and whisk me away to Syria or something and make me disappear. Is this a crime? There’s similar content posted all over the internet, so if it is, a lot of people are in for some serious trouble starting in 3…2…1….

This is by all means an event still in progress. It’s 3:15 pm on Saturday – if anything new comes up I (hopefully) or someone else will post here (assuming the blog is still around). Really, if anyone knows anything about this, comment here. I’m not sure what to expect.

The above is the cached version of a blog via recent commentor gregory. Perhaps it’s a hoax or maybe a psyop, hell, it stands a very good chance of being real these days. Whatever it turns out to be, it’s interesting.

Big business says addressing climate change ‘rates very low on agenda’

Global warming ranks far down the concerns of the world’s biggest companies, despite world leaders’ hopes that they will pioneer solutions to the impending climate crisis, a startling survey will reveal this week.

Nearly nine in 10 of them do not rate it as a priority, says the study, which canvassed more than 500 big businesses in Britain, the US, Germany, Japan, India and China. Nearly twice as many see climate change as imposing costs on their business as those who believe it presents an opportunity to make money. And the report’s publishers believe that big business will concentrate even less on climate change as the world economy deteriorates.

The survey demolishes George Bush’s insistence that global warming is best addressed through voluntary measures undertaken by business – and does so at the most embarrassing juncture for the embattled President. For this week he is convening a meeting of the world’s largest economies to try to persuade them to agree with him.

The survey, carried out by the consulting firm Accenture, found that only 5 per cent of the companies questioned – and not one in China – regarded global warming as their top priority. And only 11 per cent put it in second or third place.

Capitalism, and big business, can fucking blow me.

Tangentially related, Amory Lovins presentation from a year or so ago. Even more relevant now

Here’s a link to Amory’s slide presentation as a PDF file.

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Some sane news in a mad newscape…

OVO blog, January 2008

Original writing by Trevor Blake…

  • Animal Sacrifice, Texas Style: “It appears that animal sacrifice is acceptable in Texas, but only if it is the correct religion.”
  • Coffee and Orange: “Through a long series of strange and wonderful turns of fate, I live in Portland Oregon USA yet I can buy coffee and oranges any time of the year.”
  • Suffrage: “In the United States, is there a relation between when a group of people gains suffrage and the percentage of that group that is registered to vote?”

… as well as references to…

  • Cinnamon Stillwell: Honor killings
  • Sara Corbett: A Cutting Tradition
  • Richard Owen: Pope calls for continuous prayer to rid priesthood of paedophilia
  • AP and Susan Harding: Mayor’s racy photos become the talk of the town
  • Christine Clarridge: Phony psychic sentenced for bilking woman of savings
  • Shawn F. Peters: Abusing Children in the Name of God
  • Jo-Ann Goodwin and David Jones: The unspeakable practice of female circumcision that’s destroying young women’s lives in Britain
  • Maged Thabet Al-Kholidy: There must be violence against women

… see also twenty-one years worth of zines (going back to the days of photocopies and post office boxes), original art and more.

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