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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Explosion of False News & Spy Sites Are a Warning to Each of Us!


 

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The Explosion of False News & Spy Sites Are a Warning to Each of Us!

Make Note:  Warnings of new attacks on your privacy everyone should read at the bottom of this post.

The online world, and social networking sites in particular has the potential to invade your privacy. Couple that with an overbearing, overreaching out-of-control government which has no respect for your rights or privacy and Americans have all been put on a virtual leash.

Consider the fact that Facebook has amassed what may be the world’s largest photo database, consisting of more than 500 billion pictures. Then combine that figure with mobile technology like MORIS, the “Mobile Offender Recognition and Information System.” MORIS is a facial recognition program used by police. An officer simply snaps a photo of your face and runs the image through software that hunts for a match in a criminal records database.

MORIS can scan your face from up to five feet away, potentially without you being aware of it. Since you have no “expectation of privacy” in a public location, the law doesn’t consider this a “search,” and you need not consent to this intrusion.

It’s easy to see how this technology could be abused. Let’s say you’re walking down the street one day while an anti-government protest takes place. A cop armed with MORIS or a similar program matches your image to your Facebook profile. Even if you’re not arrested right away, the fact that you appeared near a public demonstration against the government is filed away for future use.

Big Brother is watching indeed!

It’s even possible that software like MORIS can secretly search Facebook’s photo archives. Facebook might not even know about it, given the “back doors” intelligence agencies like the NSA have built into it, as documented by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Yet, even if no back doors exist – or have been closed off – the government has its ways of getting the information it’s looking for. The proof is in a helpful document Facebook itself publishes, the Global Government Requests Report. During the first six months of 2016, for instance, US law enforcement agencies made 59,229 data requests covering 86,735 accounts. More than 80% of the time, Facebook released at least some information. Nearly 60% of these requests prohibited Facebook from notifying the account holder of the investigation.

Your photos are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the privacy invasion that Facebook and other social networks facilitate.

  • Facebook tracks and archives every post and private message on its network. The potential for this information to come back to haunt you is almost unlimited. There are numerous examples of individuals turned down for employment due to sexually suggestive, politically controversial, or simply “inappropriate” posts. Some employers even demand access to social networking accounts as a prerequisite to employment.

  • Facebook also knows a great deal about you based on your “Likes,” the links you click, and the websites you visit that send information back to it. All this information is archived and available for marketing purposes – or for investigation.

  • While you can delete information on Facebook or even remove your account entirely, it’s not clear if the data is really gone. Some messages and photos may remain on its servers for “technical reasons.” As well, keep in mind that the government may apply for a “data retention” order to force Facebook and similar companies to preserve data that you might have thought you deleted.

  • Facebook’s computers continuously analyze the network of friends you create, along with the messages you send them. This analysis is designed to suggest content you might like, people you might know, or stuff you might buy. We know that the NSA closely monitors the network of friends of suspected terrorists on social media. And not just friends, but friends of those friends, etc. The more friends you have, the more likely that something you post, or someone connected to one of your friends, or a friend of one of your friends, might be deemed suspicious, triggering an investigation.

  • Attacks and malware aimed at social networks occur almost daily. Remember, the more information you post about yourself, the easier it is for an attacker to impersonate you and steal your identity – or pretend to be a “friend” and try to convince you to reveal information you’d prefer to keep confidential. If investigators don’t want to go through the process of asking Facebook for information about you, they can simply create a false profile and then invite you to become a friend. A prospective employer or private investigator can do the same thing to learn more about you.

It’s no wonder that when the satirical website The Onion published a spoof purporting to come from the CIA, praising Facebook, it rang true:

After years of secretly monitoring the public, we were astounded so many people would willingly publicize where they lived, their religious and political views, an alphabetized list of all their friends, personal email addresses, phone numbers, hundreds of photos of themselves, and even status updates about what they were doing moment to moment. It is truly a dream come true for the CIA.

The bottom line is that if you can live without Facebook or other social media networking sites, by all means don’t use them. If you do decide to use them, keep the information you post to a minimum. For instance, the only photo I have posted on Facebook is more than a decade old. I log on once weekly to answer messages from my family. I don’t accept “friends” whom I don’t already know personally. If you use Facebook or other social media sites, I suggest you take similar precautions.

The Surveillance State Seen through a 'Black Mirror'


If this sounds strangely familiar it is because it is exactly what our own government has been doing over the last several years.

 
 

 WARNING NOTES:  After this year’s election, Rep. Chris Smith [R-NJ] tried to sneak in a bill that would fund & expand tracking devices, including chip implants for school children and the elderly.  The bill, called Kevin & Avonte’s Law, awards grants to law enforcement and non-profit groups for the purpose of placing tracking devices on children with autism or seniors with Alzheimer’s – for their own protection and the original bill would have authorized this to be done WITHOUT their consent!  Privacy advocates successfully demanded its removal for now.  [There is a firm called Revolutionary Tracker -212/249-7807 or Revolutionarytracker.com- which offers this service via a simply communication device based on a GPS personal locator and an SOS button that can be connected with family members or caregivers which may bring peace of mind to many families without the Orwellian touch of government.
 
 

Big Brother is growing-thank you Obama

FamilyTreeNow.Com says it is a family ancestry site and apparently it is more than that.  If you are a member of law enforcement, for example, I would advise going there immediately and using their OPT OUT provision at the bottom of the page to delete information about yourself as the information it provides is too comprehensive-I strongly advise all those who are concerned with privacy to do the same.


The Surveillance State Seen through a 'Black Mirror'

If this sounds strangely familiar it is because it is exactly what our own government has been doing over the last several years.



 

Yours for better living,

Bruce , the Poor Man

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Starting Your Life Over Again in Another Country


 

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Starting Over Again-in Another Country

If you are sick of the never ending invasion of government taxes, the escalating cost of health care, the political rancor between the left and the right the ever decreasing purchasing power of the dollar, frustrating driver commutes, I invite you to heed the words of the inimitable Simon Black of Sovereign Man.

Today, we invite Simon to rap about the TRUTH about “starting over.” And how now, these days, despite Big Gubmint, more than ever in history, you have the power.

Read on…

 


How two people from New York started over in Chile


Simon Black



Yesterday on the drive back to Santiago from one of our blueberry farms, I stopped to visit some friends who lived in the area.

About a year ago they bought some land in Chile’s incredibly fertile 7th region, which boasts a rare Mediterranean climate.

It never gets too hot, and it never gets too cold. Plus, the rich, volcanic soil is packed with powerful nutrients.

As long as you’re in the right spot to ensure ample water security, the place is an agricultural paradise (our agriculture company owns two large farms in the region).

There are literally four other places on the planet with this combination-- southern California, South Australia, the Western Cape of South Africa, and parts of the Mediterranean itself.

That’s it.

Yet by comparison to those other places, land in Chile is remarkably cheap.

Our agriculture company purchased several thousand acres in this prime region back in 2015 for about $1,700 per acre.

Similar property in California, especially given how much water we have, would easily sell for 10x to 20x that price.

My friends bought several acres of land for themselves as a sort of homestead, and they’re now living in a gorgeous setting surrounded by mountains and multiple rivers with cool, crystal clear water and a steady supply of fish.

They’re raising livestock and have a garden, plus I got them started with a gift of some baby trees which are already producing fruit in their first season.

It feels like lifetimes away from when they were living in New York City.

We were talking about it all yesterday, about how powerful it feels to be totally independent.

My friends purchased the land outright (again, land is inexpensive). Then they paid about $55,000 to build their home.

The house is quite nice -- comfortably spacious with four bedrooms.

And it’s all wired up with the latest gadgetry and home automation, with all sorts of sensors to control appliances and conduct routine tasks.

So they now have a roof over their heads and plenty of land to do whatever they want, and they own it all outright… they don’t owe a penny on any of it.

They can feed themselves, they have their own water, and they can produce their own energy.

This is an extremely powerful feeling, knowing that, no matter what happens (or doesn’t happen), you’re always going be able to thrive.

And that’s precisely the point.

I’m not trying to convince you to rush out and buy some homestead property, or to leave the country.

(Though it doesn’t hurt to at least plant a small garden… or to look into your options to obtain a second residency or even passport.)

The larger idea is that, in the face of such obvious risks, rational people make plans and take steps that make sense no matter what happens.

My friends had concerns. They were living in New York before and didn’t like the trends they saw in their home country.

There was too much debt. Too much war. Too much money printing. Too many lies. Too much spying. Too much violence. Too much uncertainty.

They wanted to distance themselves from conditions that made them uncomfortable.

So they made a very deliberate plan and took steps that led them to where they are today-- living in their own paradise. And they couldn’t be happier.

These guys aren’t hiding from the world. He’s still working in technology and she’s still producing art… exactly what they used to do.

They’re able to work from anywhere on the planet, including on their homestead in central Chile.

There’s no downside in them living in a place that makes them happy, working remotely, eating organic home-grown food, and not having any debt.

But if the risks they were concerned about turn into far bigger problems, their decision may end up being the best they ever made.

No matter what, they’re thriving.

You may share some of the same concerns that they had.

If so, it doesn’t mean you have to get on a plane.

That was the right plan for them. It might not be right plan for most people.

But there are countless other steps you can take without having to leave your living room, to ensure that, no matter what happens next, you can thrive too.

For example, you can withdraw money out of a risky financial system, take some easy steps to enhance your digital privacy, or structure a more robust retirement plan that helps ensure you don’t have to rely on a failing pension system.

These are just a few of the dozens of solutions that you can execute yourself… and quite easily.

Most of us have been programmed, practically from birth, to outsource our problems.

When we see big trends and big risks, we’re told to go to a voting booth to elect someone who promises to solve all the problems.

They say, “I’m going to fix the system,” or “I’m going to create jobs.”

Bullshit. We’re the ones who are in control of our own lives. We can fix our own system. We can create our own jobs.

Anyone can get started with a profitable e-commerce business with a very tiny investment.

Anyone can take steps to reduce their exposure to the enormous risks in the system, ranging from insolvent pension funds to unprecedented government debts.

It’s 2017.

Compared to our ancestors who had to slog it out with their bare hands, we have unparalleled resources and enormous, global opportunities at our fingertips.

All it takes to get started is the proper education, and the will to act.

[Ed. note: This article originally appeared on Sovereing Man’s blog right here at this link.]

Until tomorrow,

Simon Black
Founder, SovereignMan.com

 
 
Postscript:  “Why I’m glad I watched the election from Ecuador…Divisiveness has become a way of life in the US.  Every media outlet thrives on it.  Covering the news is no longer business as usual.  Instead, they cultivate target audiences by pandering to and confirming the biases of viewers in order to drive market share and ad revenue.  I’ve been watching this now for 15 years from outside the US and am glad I moved.  We have all the conveniences of any US city with less hassle and less cost.

The tranquil life here has added to our quality of life [and to 100s of other expats who live nearby].  We’re happy to watch the pot boil from a distance!  >Dan Prescher of International Living

 

Yours for a pleasant & productive 2017,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 


Maine Governor Paul LePage wants to rewrite the law after becoming incensed at the plight of an elderly, disabled couple — one of whom is a veteran — who were evicted from their home of 33 years because they are too impoverished to pay taxes…it makes me want to puke and want to consider Simon Black’s premise.]


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Radicals Plan Citywide Paralysis, Disruptions of Inauguration-Or Worse


 

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Protests, Domestic Terrorism, Rumors of an Assassination of Trump

Radical leftists are planning to make January 20th the most chaotic Inauguration Day in American history.  Their stated goal is to “disrupt” the Inauguration festivities as much as possible, and they are planning a wide range of “actions” to achieve that stated goal.  Some of the more moderate groups are using terms such as “civil resistance” and “civil disobedience”, but others are openly talking about “blockades”, jumping barricades, throwing projectiles and “citywide paralysis”.  My hope is that all of their efforts will turn out to be a big flop, but it is important to understand that these groups are well funded, highly organized and extremely motivated.  The election of Donald Trump has been perhaps the single most galvanizing moment for the radical left in modern American history, and they are working very hard to turn January 20th into a major political statement.

In fact, just recently one activist group took out a full page ad in the New York Times

Thousands of activists, journalists, scientists, entertainers, and other prominent voices took out a full-page call to action in the New York Times on Wednesday making clear their rejection of President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence with the simple message: “No!”

“Stop the Trump/Pence regime before it starts! In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America!” the ad states, followed by a list of signatories that includes scholar Cornel West; author Alice Walker; Chase Iron Eyes of the Standing Rock Sioux; educator Bill Ayers; poet Saul Williams; CNN‘s Marc Lamont Hill; Carl Dix of the Communist Party USA; and numerous others.

The ad pointed people to refusefascism.org, and it asserted that Trump must be stopped whether he was legitimately elected or not

Trump promises to inflict repression and suffering on people in this country, to deport millions, to increase violence up to the use of nuclear weapons on people across the globe, and to inflict catastrophes upon the planet itself. He has assembled a cabinet of Christian fundamentalist fanatics, war mongers, racists, science deniers. NO! His regime must not be allowed to consolidate. We REFUSE to accept a Fascist America!

If you go to refusefascism.org, you will discover that the protests that they are organizing in Washington D.C. will begin on January 14th.  They say that they want to “stop the Trump-Pence regime before it starts”, and they hope to have protests going “every day and every night” without interruption through at least January 20th.

Another group that plans to kick things off on January 14th is DisruptJ20.  Of course that is short for “Disrupt January 20th”.  If you go to their official website, you will find a long slate of events that have already been scheduled.

According to Legba Carrefour, a spokesperson for DisruptJ20, one of the goals of the group is to block major transportation routes into and throughout our nation’s capital.  And he is not shy about the fact that they literally want to “shut down the Inauguration”

“We are planning to shut down the inauguration, that’s the short of it,” he says. “We’re pretty literal about that, we are trying to create citywide paralysis on a level that I don’t think has been seen in D.C. before. We’re trying to shut down pretty much every ingress into the city as well as every checkpoint around the actual inauguration parade route.”
 
 

If Carrefour and his fellow conspirators are able to actually accomplish that, it truly would be unprecedented.

And while DisruptJ20 is not publicly advocating violence, they are not exactly discouraging it either…

Carrefour says DisruptJ20 has no publicly announced plans to jump barricades along the inauguration parade route or throw projectiles at the new president, but that autonomous direct actions are encouraged.

“I can’t comment on specific stuff we’re doing like that, mostly because that would be illegal. But, yeah, it will get pretty crazy, I expect,” he says. “‘Have fun!’ I say.”

Once Donald Trump won the election, many conservatives seemed to think that the war was won.  But the truth of the matter is that many on the left were completely blindsided by Trump’s surprise victory, and now that they are fully awake they are gearing up for battle like never before.

And these protests are not going to end on January 20th.  In fact, abortion advocates are hoping to get close to a million women into Washington D.C. on the day following the Inauguration to protest for abortion rights.  Filmmaker Michael Moore is hoping that this march will be the beginning of “100 days of resistance” against Trump’s presidency…

There are GOP turncoats also including Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lamar Alexander who may well sabotage Trump’s presidency. 

Cybersecurity firm PacketSled CEO Matt Harrigan took to Facebook on election night and said “I am going to kill the president.”  Jerk off rapper Rick Ross also vowed to “assassinate Trump.”  This crap goes on and on with lowlifes such as tax dodger Al Sharpton and others calling for new levels of protests such as “we’ve never seen before.” Odds are we’ll see politically directly violence on an organized scale never seen before…I believe we should consider using predator drones for crowd control measures.

Supposedly one group is raising money online to fund the assassination of Trump and has reached the sum of $90,000 so far.  I cannot vouch for the legitimacy of this piece of crap but the mere thought of it angers me. 

>New York Democrat Chuck Schumer gave an ominous warning to the President-elect [regarding Trump’s lukewarm appraisal of our intelligence community regarding Russian hacking] not to take our intelligence community too lightly.   But so much of the media ran nonsensical stories, it was difficult to track all of it…For example:


>Top establishment Republican helped get disinformation dossier to top of FBI (INTELLIHUB) — In the wake of the release of a disinformation dossier on President-elect Donald Trump, it has been revealed that none other than establishment Republican John McCain was responsible for passing the document to the highest reaches of the FBI.
 
 
 

From a British source/columnist:

>YES, the Russians hack the US. YES, China hacks the US. But what the CIA, NSA propagandists fail to mention is that both Russia and China are amateurs when compared to the United States surveillance and hacking programs THAT HACK AND SURVEILLE EVERYONE ON THE PLANET [with assistance from the UK].

The bottom line is that the US is trending toward becoming a Police State where the citizens will FEAR the State, for what they know or could know. In fact in many respects we are already there.   Most understand that everything they type into Google, for example, is recorded and analysed.

The bottom line:  criminal entities that go by the name of the NSA, CIA and dozens more intelligence agencies created by successive governments will not allow anyone, not even a President to question their ever expanding power, authority [and reach and thus as I warned in my recent article] that there is a real risk that the CIA has plans to assassinate President Donald Trump should he continue on his path of rejecting NSA and CIA authority.

04 Jan 2017 - CIA Planning Rogue President Donald Trump Assassination? Elites "Manchurian Candidate" Plan B [Condensed]

So the CIA over the next few years could easily put together a plan to utilise angry Mexican drug cartel members to undertake the dirty work of assassination whilst using a local patsy, an Mexican or Muslim immigrant angry at Trumps policy towards them personally or their family. Perhaps for being on the receiving end of Trumps new anti-migration regime, and thus be flagged on the CIA's PRISM radar as potential patsy's. And then there is the threat from within, Trumps own supporters for if Trump in their view betrays them by backtracking on the many outlandish promises Trump has made to America's right wing during the election campaign, then he may find himself on the receiving end of their wrath.

Though it would not be necessary for the CIA to engage in assassination plots to remove Trump from office, for the CIA has been busy exaggerating Donald Trump’s ties to Czar Putin's regime and thus creating propaganda that suggests Donald Trump really IS a Manchurian candidate i.e. working for the Russians! Which could be enough to set in motion a sequence of events for Congress to remove Trump from office, especially given the huge number of skeletons in Trump’s closet. Either way it does not look likely Trump will make it to the end of his Presidency, which will probably be terminated before the end of this third year on office.

http://www.marketoracle.info/?p=forward&uid=b9f7b315dd80dc9222e25eaf9ca20bbf&mid=422

An interesting perspective and one I hope does not come true.

 

Yours for a pleasant & productive 2017,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 

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