Internet Architects Plan Counter-Attack On NSA Snooping – Zerohedge

“Not having encryption on the web today is a matter of life and
death,”
is how one member of the Internet Engineering Task Force – IETF

(the so-called architects of the web) described the current situation. As the
FT reports
, the IETF have started to fight back against US and UK snooping

programs by drawing up an ambitious plan to defend traffic over the world wide
web against mass surveillance. The proposal is a system in which all
communication between websites and browsers would be shielded by encryption.
While the plan is at an early stage, it has the potential to transform a
large part of the internet and make it more difficult for governments, companies
and criminals to eavesdrop on people as they browse the web
. “There has

been a complete change in how people perceive the world,” since Snowden exposed
the NSA’s massive surveillance efforts, and while “not a silver bullet,” the
chief technologist at security firm RSA notes, “anything that improves trust in
this digital world is a noble aim.”

It’s not often that I get to post good news.  Now, keep in mind, there’s not a single piece of consumer grade encryption software out there that the NSA cannot hack quickly or has a backdoor key for.  But with an encrypted infrastructure, there’s no way possible that the NSA can engage in the kind of mass spying on all internet traffic the way they have been.  There’s simply not enough processing capacity in the world, even with the cpu architecture that the NSA has..  The last bit is something that’s probably worth a post of its own one of these days as I was given some insight a while back as to just how far ahead the NSA’s computer hardware is from what consumers have access to.

But I digress, it’s nice to be able to post some positive news.

Hungary Sheds Bankers’ Shackles – American Free Press

Hungary is making history of the first order. Not since the 1930s in Germany has a major European country dared to escape from the clutches of the Rothschild-controlled international banking cartels. This is stupendous news that should encourage nationalist patriots worldwide to increase the fight for freedom from financial tyranny.

I applaud you, Hungary.. But be careful, before you know it you’ll be accused of using chemical weapons against your own citizens or flying airplanes into skyscrapers.

NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies – UK Guardian

The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet companies involved in the Prism surveillance program after a court ruled that some of the agency’s activities were unconstitutional, according to top-secret material passed to the Guardian.

The technology companies, which the NSA says includes Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook, incurred the costs to meet new certification demands in the wake of the ruling from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (Fisa) court.

These companies took money from the NSA to spy on you.  Lots of good alternatives from the software that these companies make.

DoD Training Manual: ‘Extremist’ Founding Fathers ‘Would Not Be Welcome In Today’s Military’ – Infowars

It begins its introduction of a section titled, “Extremist ideologies,” by describing the American colonists who sought independence from British rule as a historical example of extremism.

“In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples,” according to the training guide.

But the most important part is this little bit:

“Nowadays,” the manual explains, “instead of dressing in sheets or
publicly espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of
individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better
place.”

The thinly disguised message is “People that talk about the importance of civil liberties are actually racists so don’t pay any attention to their message.”

I can tell you that this type of language is now part of both the FBI training materials as well as Secret Service training materials.

US moves forces toward Syria, inquiry continues  – AP

U.S. intelligence officials sought Saturday
to determine whether Syria’s government unleashed a deadly chemical
weapons attack on its people. At the same time, the Obama administration
prepared for a possible military response by moving naval forces closer
to Syria.

I posted over a year ago now that you would see this Administration and the UN claim that Assad would use nerve gas on the Islamic Fundamentalists (Rebels) that our government is funding.  A story hit about two months ago contradicting this in the AP and that it was actually the rebels who were using nerve gas but that AP article has been memory holed.

Make no mistake, the prize here is Iran.  A country that, despite all the things that our media has told us over the years, is no more of a threat to us than a kitten caught in a tree.  This is far, far more fucked up than our forays into Iraq and Afghanistan which were plenty fucked up.  Jesus.

US files appeal to block Bernanke from testifying in AIG case – CNBC

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday asked an appeals court to reverse a
judge’s ruling last month that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
must testify in a lawsuit about American International Group’s 2008
bailout.   

Bernanke cannot be forced to sit for a deposition because high-ranking
U.S. government officials are generally protected from getting drawn
into time-consuming civil litigation, the Justice Department said in its
petition.

Just to be clear, there are two sets of laws in America.

One set is for you and me:  “stop and frisk”, highway check
points, illegal warrant-less spying, indefinite imprisonment, naked body
scanners, gun confiscations, citizen watch lists, citizen kill lists
etc.

And the other set of laws for the “ruling elite”.

“…because high-ranking U.S. government officials are generally protected from getting drawn into time-consuming civil litigation…”

Really?  PUBLIC SERVANTS shouldn’t have to testify or be held accountable for crimes because they’re too busy?