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Changes to the Computer Misuse Act were secretly introduced over a year ago.
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I've been reading the CIA Manual for Psychological Operations in Guerrilla warfare - written by the CIA for the Contras.

Reagan signed off on National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), which gave the CIA the power to recruit and support a 500-man force of Nicaraguan rebels to conduct covert actions against the leftist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua.

The CIA wrote a manual for the Contras (and probably for newbie CIA field operatives). The intro to the book I have indicates that President Reagan specifically indicated that the CIA was not to engage in or encourage assassination (as they had been revealed to have been doing during the Church Committee).

Of course, the CIA ignored this direction. (Read the book - which recommends covert killing of "martyrs" to inflame the public and the killing of civilian public figures and dissenters).

So Reagan said assassination was not to be the American way (ignored by the CIA). Then along comes the Bush regime and Obama - and with the drone assassination program - assassination is publicly known as an American foreign policy. 

Assassination on the recommendation of the CIA - is the norm for the US government.

Back to the CIA Manual (which is not the only manual on guerilla warfare). When you read this manual - you will see that the CIA is training rebels in acts of terrorism. It is a manual for terrorists.

Far from fighting the war on terrorism - it is fair to argue that US government foreign policy and the machiavellian amoral influence of the CIA is an ongoing cause of global terrorism.
 
U.S. Approved Raid to Kill “Senior Islamic State official” in Syria

Saturday morning, the White House announced it approved a raid to kill “senior Islamic State official” Abu Sayyaf in Syria, in what one U.S. official referred to as “the first direct action” by U.S. forces inside Syria.
It's the first direct action by U.S. Special Forces in Syria.
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As the 2016 Republican presidential aspirants assess the best way to confront Hillary Clinton as the Democratic front runner, a Republican-turned-Democrat, Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, thinks he's found her weak spot, and may take her on for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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Seymour Hersh provided the real story behind the capture of bin Laden in the London Review of Books on 21 May 2015 (The Killing of Osama bin Laden).
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n10/seymour-m-hersh/the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden

The capture of bin Laden had nothing to do with spying. bin Laden, his wives and children had been captured by the Pakistanis in 2006 and were held as prisoners in the Abbottabad compound. They apparently told the Taliban, and al Qaeda - but not the US. 

The objective of the Pakistanis was to use bin Laden as a hostage to reduce threat of actions of the Taliban and al Qaeda against Pakistan. If the Taliban or al Qaeda took action against Pakistan, they threatened to turn bin Laden over to the US. The US consequently had to be left out of the loop.

The US found out about it when a Pakistani intelligence official presented to the CIA Director in Islamabad - wanting to collect the $25 million bounty.

This makes sense - as opposed to the absurd notion that a man who was the subject of an international manhunt with a $25 million US dollars bounty on his head would choose to live in a million dollar compound only 40 miles from Islamabad, a few miles from a Pakistani military base and 15 min helicopter ride from an ISI base. (ISI had been guarding the compound).

When Pakistanis were told by US they knew, Pakistanis were co-opted into cooperating with US for the assassination raid. The ISI arranged for the power to be off in area and military and ISI ensured US helicopters were not intercepted. The ISI staff were told to leave the compound when they heard the choppers - so the compound was unguarded. That's why they proceeded uninterrupted even after one of the helicopter's crashed in the compound.

bin Laden was in a cell type area with bars on windows and barbed wire on roof. He and his familiy were prisoners - not armed. He was not running terrorist ops. He was a prisoner. 

The BND is into fairy tales - like the CIA.

I did a post detailing 6 of the major lies regarding bin Laden revealed in Hersh's story - but the article has since been removed from the internet. This suggests that Hersh's story is true, and sharing of it (other than to attack Hersh) is being suppressed.
 
Following months of criticism over questionable co-operation with the NSA, Germany’s embattled intelligence agency, the BND, received a boost from a newspaper report alleging its importance in the identification…
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Bill Gates: High taxes and high growth can co-exist

"The highest economic growth decade was the 1960s. Income tax rates were 90 percent," he said on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS May 17, 2015.
"I mean, the idea that there's some direct connection that all these innovators are on strike because tax rates are at 35 percent on corporations, that's just such nonsense."

Gates was making the point that low tax rates do not necessarily lead to economic prosperity. To do so, he mentioned a time when high growth and high marginal tax rates co-existed. Marginal tax rates are tax rates applied to each bracket of income. The more money people make, the higher their marginal tax rates, and the people with the highest income pay the top rate. 

The relationship between tax rates and economic prosperity is (predictably) contentious - but Politifact checked out Bill Gates claim - and deduced that his claim is Mostly True.

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/may/17/bill-gates/bill-gates-high-taxes-and-high-growth-can-co-exist/
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A former Exclusive Brethren member has revealed life inside the religious group.
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Federal scientists push for protection from political interference: Public-service groups ask federal government to ensure researchers’ ability to collaborate and speak out politically are considered ahead of negotiating new collective agreement
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UK government quietly rewrites hacking laws to give GCHQ immunity
Changes to the Computer Misuse Act were secretly introduced over a year ago.

Which goes us back to the same thing again and again. Just because Machiavellians make wrongful acts legal - it does not make wrongful acts right.

Everything Hitler did was legal!
http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/05/uk-government-quietly-rewrites-hacking-laws-to-grant-gchq-immunity/
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2 Baltimore corrections officers charged with looting convenience store during unrest over death of Freddie Gray

They were caught on video taking merchandise from a 7-Eleven, which was one of several stores that were damaged and looted in the city when protests turned violent over the death of Gray, 25, a week after he suffered a severe spinal injury in police custody.

The officers (who took fast food items), were charged with theft and burglary and placed on unpaid leave.

Baltimore has certainly shown more accountability than Ferguson. Accountability is a prime requirement if the culture of the police is to change in a positive way.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-corrections-officers-looting-20150513-story.html
Two Baltimore correctional officers were charged Wednesday with looting a downtown convenience store during unrest last month over the death of Freddie Gray , officials said.
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Traditional owners in the south-west of Queensland are "disgusted" they have not been consulted about new gas exploration on their native title lands.

The Queensland Government said 11,000 square kilometres in the Cooper and Eromanga basins would be made available for exploration.

But Mithaka traditional owner Scott Gorringe said he was extremely concerned as there was no consultation with locals.

ABC Rural | http://ab.co/1Fs9XO4
Traditional owners are furious they were not consulted about new gas exploration in south-west Qld.
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JUST IN: The U.S. Marine Corps says one Marine was killed and nearly two dozen others were hurt when a military aircraft crashed in Hawaii today.
Tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey had a "hard-landing mishap" at Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu, Marine Corps says
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Truth, Lies, Deception, Secrecy and Coverups - Democracy under Fire
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Truth, Lies, Deception, Secrecy and Coverups - Democracy under Fire

Like many others, I've only recently awakened to the assault on democracy and civil liberties the world over.

The Blogs I post are for educational purposes - to inform the public of relevant details regarding the truth of what is happening in governments the world over - and to encourage positive peaceful change. 

An informed public is powerful. But authoritarian rulers do not want the public to be informed. They lie, deceive, mislead and operate in secrecy to hide actions that would alarm or disgust the public and/or are not to the benefit of the public. 

Informing the public of the truth has become a battle between right versus might; truth versus lies and deception; transparency versus secrecy and coverups.

Democracy and civil liberties are under fire from within in many countries - by some of our own elected representatives, as well as some powerful government administrators and those in power in the military-industrial-surveillance complex - who want to consolidate and grow their power base nationally and internationally. 

Mass surveillance, propaganda, censorship and entrenched government secrecy are being used to disempower the public and provide the power elite with unwarranted authority and control over the public. 

Democracy and civil liberties are also under threat from the masterminds behind the financial sector - whose deliberate, calculated wheeling and dealing has likely resulted in the rise and fall of economies. These money monarchs likely also have substantial control over governments the world over because of what they can do that would influence the value of investments or level of loans of various countries. 

The political whipping system is another major threat to the democratic process - that should be seriously curtailed or abolished. 

The consequence of these factors has been evolution of so-called democratic governments run by administrations who dance to the tune of the rich and powerful and ignore the consequences of policies and law changes on the general public. 

We are being more and more ruled by an elite group who would lie to and deceive the public without blinking an eye, turn a blind eye to wrong-doing, and who are lacking in trustworthiness and integrity. Knowledge based on truth brings power. This Blog is about raising awareness of the true consequences of government policies, actions and law changes - and to encourage a focus on policies actions and law respectful of democracy, civil liberties and human rights.

All that is required for evil to take hold and grow is to: close your eyes, block your ears, shut your mouth - and do nothing.

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My eyes have been opened - and I want to help others see.
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    Current Course of Study - Survival of the human species, present
    Courses: 101 - Reality - Sorting truth from fiction - tips on identifying spin and propaganda. 102 - Democracy - Why government on behalf of the people, rather than focused on the wants of the wealthy powerful corporate elite is essential for peace and general prosperity. 103 - Transparency - The art and science (and importance) of removing the cloak of secrecy from government, industry, global corporates, the financial industry and the elite. 104 - Peace - The importance of combatting the propaganda of war-mongers, weapons dealers, the military-industrial-surveillance complex and vested commercial interests (in particular the oil industry) - in favour of peace and cooperation. 105 - Human Rights and Civil Liberty - Why they matter and must be honoured. 106 - Justice - Is justice blind and even handed, or does it blindly favour government and the elite? 107 - Puppet Meisters I - How to pull the strings of government without being elected. 108 - The Money Men - How to screw the public and get away with it. 109 - Main Stream Media & Entertainment - How censorship and propaganda through main stream media and entertainment are being used to manipulate the public. 110 - Forbidden Fruit (Applied Science Without Conscience) - The perils of opening Pandora's Box
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