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We’re Being Watched

We’re Being Watched
How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists By Adam Federman photo illustrations Nadia Khastagir / Design Action In February 2010 Tom Jiunta and a small group of residents in northeastern Pennsylvania formed the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition (GDAC), an environmental organization opposed to hydraulic fracturing in the region. The group of about 10 professionals – engineers, nurses, and teachers – began meeting in the basement of a member’s home. Since the group had never engaged in any kind of illegal activity or particularly radical forms of protest, it came as a shock when GDAC members learned that their organization had been featured in intelligence bulletins compiled by a private security firm, The Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR). The tri-weekly bulletins featured a wide range of supposed threats to the state’s infrastructure. The surveillance of even moderate groups like GDAC comes at a pivotal time for the environmental movement. Related:  The Company and FriendsPsycho/ RelationMedias

News - No More Lies - The Honest Intelligence Gathering of World News Untergunther_Presse Untergunther UX Paris, le 3 novembre 2008 Untergunther et l’horloge du Panthéon Les Untergunther constituent un groupe clandestin basé à Paris, dont l'activité consiste à restaurer les parties non-visibles du patrimoine. En septembre 2005, succédant à La Mexicaine De Perforation qui utilisait le Panthéon pour y représenter clandestinement des pièces de théâtre, les Untergunther installent dans les hauteurs du bâtiment un atelier, connu sous le nom de UGWK. Ils y entament par la suite, de leur propre initiative et à leurs frais, la restauration de l'horloge WAGNER du XIXe siècle qui donnait avant-guerre la mesure du temps dans le mausolée dédié aux grands hommes de la nation. Cette horloge monumentale avait été sabotée au cours des années 1960 par un employé du monument, visiblement fatigué d'avoir à remonter le mécanisme une fois par semaine. Néanmoins en septembre 2006, une fois la restauration achevée, ils décident à titre exceptionnel d’en informer l’administrateur, M.

89 bears killed in Alaska predator control program FAIRBANKS - State wildlife biologists from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game recently killed almost 90 bears and delivered nearly 4 tons of bear meat to residents in eight villages in western Interior Alaska as part of a predator control program designed to increase the number of moose in the area. Fish and Game staff shot 89 bears — 84 black bears and five grizzlies — in game management unit 19A along the Kuskokwim River during a two-week program that began on May 13 and ended Monday. The area is about 300 miles southwest of Fairbanks. Biologists shot the bears from a helicopter in a 530-square mile area of state land that is a small part of unit 19A, which encompasses nearly 10,000 square miles east of Aniak. The goal of the program was to reduce the number of bears in the area as low as possible, Fish and Game spokeswoman Cathie Harms said. The bears ranged in age from yearlings to mature adults. “Early estimates were we could take anywhere from 50 to 120 bears,” she said.

Man Suggests Nature Walk To Observe NSA Spies Threatened Habitat; Has Law Enforcement Visit His Habitat Facebook continues to be an intelligence operative's best friend. Many of its users subvert any sort of expectation of privacy simply by leaving their accounts on the default settings. (This also works out well for Mark Zuckerberg.) Anything set to the public default can and, apparently, will be seen. If you want to make a joke about the NSA, feel free. Normally, Daniel Bangert's Facebook posts tend to be of the serious variety. Few of Bangert's friends took him up on his offer. Bangert's doorbell rang at almost the exact same time. So, how did the local police hear of Bangert's "event?" Not long later, Bangert got another call asking him to report to Central Commissariat 10 of the German federal police. The federal police were less amused by Bangert's post (he was called *gasp* a "smart aleck"), but unable to find anything damning, they resorted to more bureaucratic forms of dissuasion -- suggesting Bangert secure a permit for his "demonstration." So is he planning a repeat?

Et si les rôles des hommes et des femmes étaient inversés dans la pub ? La réclame tombe parfois, trop souvent, dans des travers sexistes. Les femmes sont soumises et un peu bêtes, les hommes virils et dominateurs. Trois étudiants de l'université canadienne de Saskatchewan, Sarah Zelinski, Kayla Hatzel et Dylan Lambi-Raine, se sont mis en tête pour un cours sur le genre d'inverser les stéréotypes des publicités dans une vidéo mise en ligne sur YouTube (et déjà vue plus de 800 000 fois depuis début avril). En introduction, ils compilent une sélection de campagnes anciennes et récentes où les femmes ne sont que des objets dédiés au plaisir des hommes. «Ces standards de beauté mis en avant affectent la manière dont les hommes et les femmes perçoivent le corps féminin, écrivent-ils, entre 2000 et 2009, il y a eu une augmentation de 36% des opérations d'augmentation mammaire.» (Parodie d’une pub Burberry, extraite de la vidéo. Ils jugent également que les «hommes sont aussi victimes des clichés». (Parodie d’une pub Calvin Klein, extraite de la vidéo.

Graphic Video Shows True Nature of Hounders **UPDATE** May 28, 2013. The video has been pulled from YouTube. Apparently once these cowards take some heat over their sadism they remove their videos. I was able to obtain screenshots from the video, and have them on file. **WARNING** The following video is EXTREMELY graphic and depraved. This video was forwarded to me today and I am sickened beyond belief. This was apparently done in Idaho but it is no different than what Wisconsin promotes and expands each and every year. Please share this so everyone knows what these hounders and their ilk are really all about. Update May 28, 2013: The original video was removed by the coward that posted it but just a quick view to the “recommended videos” on the page point to many, many other depraved act or dog being used to kill wild animals. Apparently these wildlife snuff films are perfectly legal and are all over YouTube. Real classy. Like this: Like Loading...

New studies: ‘Conspiracy theorists’ sane; government dupes crazy, hostile Recent studies by psychologists and social scientists in the US and UK suggest that contrary to mainstream media stereotypes, those labeled “conspiracy theorists” appear to be saner than those who accept the official versions of contested events. The most recent study was published on July 8th by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent (UK). Entitled “What about Building 7? The authors were surprised to discover that it is now more conventional to leave so-called conspiracist comments than conventionalist ones: “Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist.” Perhaps because their supposedly mainstream views no longer represent the majority, the anti-conspiracy commenters often displayed anger and hostility: “The research… showed that people who favoured the official account of 9/11 were generally more hostile when trying to persuade their rivals.”

10 distorsions cognitives qui entretiennent des émotions négatives Le terme distorsion cognitive a été introduit en 1967 par le psychiatre américain Aaron T. Selon son modèle, les distorsions cognitives sont des façons de traiter l'information qui résultent en erreurs de pensée prévisibles ayant souvent pour conséquence d'entretenir des pensées et des émotions négatives. Elles contribuent ainsi aux troubles émotionnels tels que la dépression et l'anxiété ainsi qu'aux troubles de la personnalité. Dans son travail avec des personnes atteintes de dépression, Beck a identifié six erreurs systématiques de pensée : La pensée « tout ou rien » ou « noir ou blanc » Penser de façon dichotomique (polarisée) sans nuance : tout ou rien, noir ou blanc, jamais ou toujours, bon ou mauvais…. Par la suite (1980), le psychologue David Burns a identifié quatre autres distorsions : Le raisonnement émotionnel Prendre pour acquis que des états émotifs correspondent à la réalité. D'autres distorsions ont par la suite été identifiées telles que : Psychomédia Tous droits réservés.

SUIT TO UNCOVER POLITICAL DEALS BEHIND GRAY WOLF DE-LISTING Washington, DC — The federal government’s plan to remove the gray wolf from the protections of the Endangered Species Act, as detailed by a draft Federal Register notice posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), is temporarily on hold. The reasons for the indefinite delay announced this week were not revealed and neither were the records of meetings beginning in 2010 to hammer out this plan. Today PEER filed a federal lawsuit to obtain the records from those meetings. The draft Federal Register notice would strike the gray wolf from the federal list of threatened or endangered species but would keep endangered status for the Mexican wolf. On April 30, 2012, PEER submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the U.S. The SDM meetings included most states involved with gray wolf conservation. Other documents earlier uncovered by PEER show eligible habitat for Mexican wolves was severely limited by a related series of political federal-state deals.

Why "Nothing to Hide" misrepresents online privacy A legal research professor explains to Michael P. Kassner why we should think long and hard before subscribing to the "Nothing to Hide" defense of surveillance and data-gathering. A colleague stopped me in the hallway at work last week, "Hey, I read your article; and I'm not worried. Towards the end of the week, I received a call from my friend, a security analyst who I emailed earlier in the week about the responses I was getting. After the usual guy-geek gossip, my friend told me about Daniel J. The essay turned out to be exactly what I needed: The nothing-to-hide argument pervades discussions about privacy. That alone reassured me that my concerns were not mine alone. Government PoV Next in the essay, the professor sheds light on how governments view "Nothing to Hide": In Britain, for example, the government has installed millions of public-surveillance cameras in cities and towns, which are watched by officials via closed-circuit television. Privacy pundits PoV So do you have curtains?

Google s'explique sur la fin de Reader, et veut mieux contrôler nos lectures Alors que Reader ferme ses portes dans trois semaines, Google a décidé de revenir sur cette décision et ses raisons. La difficulté de monétiser le service n'est pas évoquée, puisque le point de vue du géant de Moutain View est simple : la consommation des contenus n'a plus rien à voir avec ce que proposait Reader. Il faut donc la réinventer... pour mieux la contrôler ? Dans un peu plus de trois semaines, ce sera la fin de Reader. Lorsque Google a annoncé sa décision, il ne l'a pas vraiment justifié outre mesure. On pouvait alors penser que la quasi-absence de publicité était un problème, tout comme l'exploitation de son API par des tas d'applications sans que le moindre dollar ne revienne dans les poches de la société... mais ce n'est pas l'explication officielle. Le flux RSS est mort, vive la prédiction de vos centres d'intérêts La façon dont nous consommons l'actualité n'est ainsi plus du tout la même qu'en 2006. Pour une même information, quelle source sera choisie ? David Legrand