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Government Trolls Are Using ”Psychology-Based Influence Techniques” in Social Media http://b4in.org/tOpn

Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things.

Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using “psychology-based influence techniques” on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Documents leaked by Snowden also reveal that government agents have been conducting denial-of-service attacks, flooding social media websites with thinly veiled propaganda and have been purposely attempting to warp public discourse online. If we do not stand up and object to this kind of Orwellian behavior, it is only going to get worse and worse.

In the UK, the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) is a specialized unit within the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). If it wasn’t for Edward Snowden, we probably still would never have heard of them. This particular specialized unit is engaged in some very “questionable” online activities. The following is an excerpt from a recent piece by Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman…

Though its existence was secret until last year, JTRIG quickly developed a distinctive profile in the public understanding, after documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the unit had engaged in “dirty tricks” like deploying sexual “honey traps” designed to discredit targets, launching denial-of-service attacks to shut down Internet chat rooms, pushing veiled propaganda onto social networks and generally warping discourse online.

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#SETITalks: A Holographic Quantum Theory of Spacetime - Tom Banks

The theory called Holographic Space-time is an attempt to generalize String Theory so that one can discuss local regions of space-time. It's key feature is a mapping between quantum concepts and the geometry of space-time. Causality conditions are imposed, as in quantum field theory, by insisting that things which cannot have mutual quantum interference are things that are causally separated. Geometrical sizes are encoded via the Holographic Principle: the number of quantum states in a region is determined by the area of a certain surface surrounding that region. In 1995, Jacobson showed that one could derive Einstein's equations by imposing this principle in every space-time region. Einstein's equations are the hydrodynamic equations of a system whose statistics obeys the Holographic connection between space-time and the number of quantum states. Dr. Banks will outline the application of these ideas to a new model of the early inflationary universe, as well as to a rough prediction of the masses of supersymmetric particles.

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Being a conservative doesn't mean you have back every piece of legislation created by the Conservative government. That's what Principled Conservative Connie Fournier writes in this poignant piece that looks at how Bill C-51 contradicts conservative principles, and how this will become a key election issue. ‪#‎KillC51‬
We must not ignore our important principles just because they are being violated by a Conservative government.
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#TheMonsantoYearsTour #NeilYoung  
“The Monsanto Years are here and we are living them. Monsanto is the poster-child for what is wrong with corporate controlled government in our world. Our upcoming record, The Monsanto Years, encompasses several associated subjects that millions of people worldwide are concerned about and active in. Earth is not ours. We are of the Earth. That's how I feel. When we plunder our own home we hurt our children and their children after them. I feel responsible.” says Young      http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/38062-GMO-Free-USA-will-Tour-with-Neil-Young-in-July

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The NSA listened to France's highest ranking officials. Meanwhile France passes a sweeping surveillance law.
NSA documents reveal how the U.S. listened to communications of three French presidents. The disclosure comes as France's parliament expands surveillance powers of intelligence agencies.
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The increasingly self-destructive actions of the Conservatives signify only one thing: the beast is slowly dying. It needs to be put out of its misery.
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BMW wants to turn street lights into electric car charging stations

A new technology that allows electric car drivers to charge their vehicles directly from street lights has been showcased by the BMW Mini team at the annual Low Carbon Oxford Week event in the UK. Called 'Light and Charge', these prototype street lights combine energy-efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED) and BMW’s ChargeNow recharging stations, and can be hooked up to a city’s electricity mains and installed along the side of any major road. 

The plan is to make driving an electric car a whole lot more appealing by making charging stations as accessible and numerous as possible. In fact, they could easily become more available than regular petrol stations. "Seamless charging infrastructure is essential if we want to see more electric vehicles on the road in our cities in the future," Peter Schwarzenbauer, a member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, told the press.
A new technology that allows electric car drivers to charge their vehicles directly from street lights has been showcased by the BMW Mini team at the annual Low Carbon Oxford Week event in the UK. Called 'Light and Charge', these prototype street...
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New documents published yesterday by The Intercept revealed XKEYSCORE, NSA's Google for mass surveillance. We're witnessing a grade of government spying that deeply degrades our fundamental rights to privacy and freedom. Demand an end to mass surveillance now at https://necessaryandproportionate.org/take-action/openmedia
One of the NSA's most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to prevent abuse.
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An investigation by Canada's information commissioner raises red flags about the potential deletion of crucial emails by the prime minister's staff. The probe, triggered by the temporary disappearance of emails in the Mike Duffy criminal case, calls on the Privy Council Office to regularly audit whether Stephen Harper's staff are playing by the rules.
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Over 400 kilometres into his run to Ottawa, Caribou Legs spent the last few days in Chase, B.C. Chase, Salmon Arm and the local waterways are threatened by the proposed Ruddock Creek mine.
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We are concerned about our beaches, the birds and wildlife on Shoal Point and the fishery in Port-Au-Port Bay. We would like to know what action our representatives have taken or intend to take, with respect to the clean-up of this mess?  How long will we have to wait for this to be addressed?  As each day passes, more oil leaks into the water and scallop beds are destroyed.  It would seem that a “response time” is well past due. Western ...
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