Judge Threatens To Impose A “Secret Jury” After Activists Try to Inform Jurors of Legal Rights. New York City, New York – According to multiple reports, Judge Katherine Forrest has threatened to impose a secret jury in the case of accused Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht, in response to jury nullification outreach that has been taking place outside the courtroom all week.
Rex Murphy: World Leaders Should Care As Much About Nigerian Massacre As Paris Attack. "Why does the world pay more attention to 17 murders in France than to 2,000 murders in Africa?
' That's the question Rex Murphy and many others are asking after a brutal massacre by the terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria received less media coverage than the terror attacks in Paris last week. Obama's Computer Security Solution is a Mishmash of Old, Outdated Policy Solutions. The Obama Administration is on a roll with proposing legislation that endangers our privacy and security.
Over the course of two days, President Obama proposed a cybersecurity bill that looks awfully similar to the now infamous CISPA (with respect to information sharing), a computer crime bill that is the opposite of our own proposed computer crime reform, and a data breach law weaker than the current status quo. Techdirt - Last month I noted how longtime domain... Gerald Celente – Shocking Swiss Move Only The Beginning Of A Much Larger Global Meltdown. Today the top trends forecaster in the world spoke with King World News about why the shocking Swiss move is only the beginning of a much larger global meltdown that will lead to the panic he predicted will happen Wall Street and around the world in 2015.
Below is what Gerald Celente, founder of Trends Research, had to say in his powerful interview. Eric King: “Gerald, you warned KWN on January 2nd that “2015 will be the year that will trigger panic on Wall Street and around the world.” We are already beginning to see the early stages of that panic — your thoughts.” Celente: “The tremendous volatility in world markets is directly related to the fundamentals and the fundamentals of the global economy are not good, not only in the United States but worldwide…. Continue reading the Gerald Celente interview below… Why I Had to Quit Filming Hardcore Porn. The U.S. Corporate State Has Become the Monarch Our Founders Despised. The colonists who wrote the founding documents of the United States detested the British Empire, and vowed to do whatever it took to gain their freedom and sovereignty from a foreign power that was depleting the wealth of the country without giving anything in return.
Just as King George extracted wealth and resources from the colonies for his own gain in the 18th century, the current U.S. corporate state is extracting wealth and resources from the American people, at a much greater rate than King George could have ever hoped for. Leaked Intelligence Document Calls For More, Not Less Encryption To Protect Companies And Citizens From Cybercriminals. Everyone from FBI Director James Comey to UK Prime Minister David Cameron is calling for an end to encryption.
The FBI is afraid it won't be able to catch criminals if it can't immediately access content and communications. David Cameron is afraid it will be nothing but constant terrorist attacks from here on out if authorities don't have access to "every means of communication. " Considering many of these voices decrying encryption presumably have access to top secret briefings and documents otherwise unseen by the general public, it's rather surprising they've ignored previous advice from intelligence officials to the contrary.
This document comes from The Guardian's stash of Snowden leaks. What it says runs completely contrary to the panicked assertions of officials. Microsoft Ends Windows 7 Mainstream Support - Hacker News. On January 13, 2015, Microsoft's mainstream support for Windows 7 Service Pack (SP) 1 ended, which means the end of free Windows 7's "mainstream support" period, with the operating system now entering "extended support.
" Many people are still running the aging Windows XP as well as Windows 7. Microsoft already ended its support for Windows XP officially about a year ago on April 8, 2014, and now the company found Windows 7 an old and cranky OS. However, it doesn’t mean that the tech giant is going to automatically stop or break your operating system, but it does mean that the company will no longer offer free help and support in case you have any problem with your Windows 7 software. No new features will be added either. Windows 7 is still supported by the company and will continue to receive security updates for at least another five years, i.e. until Jan. 14, 2020. In fact, Microsoft is making many changes to its new operating system. “Je Suis CIA” Since 9/11, the imperial playbook has consisted of a favorite and time-tested tactic: the false flag operation.
Carry out or facilitate a spectacular atrocity. Blame it on the enemy of choice. Issue a lie-infested official narrative, and have the corporate media repeat the lie. Photos du journal - Chasing the Scream. Dream job: Intern quits Wall Street to launch porn career. Published time: January 16, 2015 15:53 Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch A heavy workload, low pay and lack of fun have forced a promising young intern to give up her Wall Street career and look for a job in the more lucrative and exciting porn industry.
“Intellectually speaking, I love financial analysis and thinking. However, I found that I was not cut out for the politicking required to be successful, and sitting at a desk for eight or more hours a day really sucks the life out of you,” Jennings told the BroBible website. Meet The World’s First Heartless Human (Literally) Able To Live Without A Pulse. In March of 2011 a gentleman by the name of Craig Lewis, a 55-year-old suffering from a life threatening heart problem, was admitted to the Texas Heart Institute with a condition called “amyloidosis.”
It’s a rare autoimmune disease that fills internal organs with a viscous protein that causes rapid heart, kidney, and liver failure. Without immediate intervention Lewis would have likely died within days. Fortunately, Dr. Billy Cohn and Dr. Bud Frazier from the Institute came up with what they call a “continuous flow” device which would allow blood to circulate throughout his body without a pulse. Dr. Why I Hope Congress Never Watches Blackhat. From left, Chris Hemsworth and director/producer Michael Mann on the set of Blackhat. Frank Connor/Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures What a strange time. Last week I was literally walking the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of Michael Mann’s Blackhat, a crime thriller that I had the good fortune to work on as a “hacker adviser” (my actual screen credit).
Today, all I’m thinking is, please, God, don’t let anybody in Congress see the film. The Latest Cover of the 'New Yorker' Is the Reminder America Needs Right Now. As the country moves into a new year, the visibility of the #BlackLivesMatter movement has begun to fade. It's a natural part of the nation's attention span: With Americans home for the holidays in December, protests in the streets of major cities tapered off after the charged weeks following the Eric Garner grand jury decision. It's a symptom of the news cycle, too: The terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris totally blew protests against criminal justice in the United States out of the water. Will the FCC’s net neutrality decision cost Americans $15 billion in new taxes? Nope. (Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images) “Another reason this is so damaging to the private sector is the taxes that it is going to put on your broadband providers — an estimate of $15 billion in new taxes that would come in through a Title 2 regulation.”
–Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Fox Business interview, Jan. 5, 2015 “Under this decision to reclassify broadband, Americans would face a host of new state and local taxes and fees that apply to public utilities. These new levies, according to the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), would total $15 billion annually.” –Grover Norquist and Patrick Gleason from Americans for Tax Reform, reuters.com article, Jan. 6, 2015. Ad Network Turn Will Suspend Zombie Cookie Program. When Will Verizon?
“Je Suis CIA” Fox News hosts outraged at the thought of letting sick workers stay home. Responding to a push from the Obama White House encouraging the passing of measures guaranteeing workers one week of paid sick leave each year, a Fox Business News host called the proposal a “giveaway,” reports Media Matters for America. Appearing on America’s Newsroom, Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney told Martha MacCallum, “This is all about politics. The president is lining up all of these giveaways, which he knows will not get through Congress.
He knows the Republicans will say ‘No, we’re not going to do that.’ He knows that will make them look bad. He looks good. In a speech on Thursday, President Barack Obama urged Congress, states, and cities to pass legislation providing workers up to a week of paid sick time per year. “Forty-three million Americans do not get paid sick leave. Beyond the war on science: Why the right embraces ignorance as a virtue. This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Middle class retailers dying a slow death: Don Pittis. I've visited two dying Sears stores this month. Unlisted Publishing And The Burner Account: Responses To Online Surveillance? Who Are We-And Should It Matter in the 21st Century?: Gary Younge: 9781568586601: Amazon.com: Books. Behind Anonymous’s Operation to Reveal Britain’s Elite Child-Rape Syndicate. Anonymous protesters. Photo via Wikimedia Commons As last week's horrifying news from France dominated the European and global news cycles, much of the media's attention toward the growing allegations of British political elite being involved in a ring of child rape has notably subsided.
Ghomeshi Is Only One of CBC's Many Woes Daniel Wickham's epic Twitter attack on world leaders at Paris march. United front or hypocritical? World leaders walk arm-in-arm at the head of the Paris march on Sunday. Photo: AFP One student has spoken up against the world leaders with poor human rights records who took it upon themselves to march for free speech following the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks.
Lost in translation: Charlie Hebdo, free speech and the unilingual left. Slam Poetry Trio Gives Powerful Performance on National TV about the Failures of Modern Education. Comic Strip of Alan Watts' Lecture: What If Money Was No Object? How to Resist the Pressures of Conformity. Why Men Are So Obsessed with Sex. Watch the Full Documentary Online. With exclusive access and interviews with Subcomandante Marcos, Noam Chomsky and others, Zapatista is the definitive look at the Zapatista uprising, its historical roots and its lessons for the present and the future.
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