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Environmental

BP Coverup, Coverup

Bio

Greg Palast is a BBC investigative reporter and author of Vultures’ Picnic. Palast turned his skills to journalism after two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud. Palast directed the U.S. governmentʼs largest racketeering case in history– winning a $4.3 billion jury award. He also conducted the investigation of fraud charges in the Exxon Valdez grounding.

Transcript

PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Washington.

The BP gulf oil disaster has been the subject of a lot of examination, and recent examination shows that there’s more of a coverup then perhaps we have known. One of the people who’s done a lot of work on this is investigative journalist Greg Palast. And he now joins us from New York City. Greg’s a BBC investigative reporter, author of Vultures’ Picnic, and author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Armed Madhouse and many other pieces of investigative work. Thanks very much for joining us, Greg.GREG PALAST, JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR: Glad to be with you, Paul.JAY: So, first of all, what is the—I mean, people know the basic story of what happened, but what is the real essence of the coverup here?PALAST: Yeah, they don’t know the real story, not in the U.S. press. For British television, I investigated what really happened. Actually, right after Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20, 2010, I get a message from a witness, an insider from the Caspian Sea, which is, you know, the other side of the planet, in Asia, saying, I know exactly what happened here, ’cause the exact same thing happened in the Caspian Sea two years earlier: there was another BP rig—another BP rig blew out, just like the Deepwater Horizon. And BP covered it up. BP hid it because it occurred offshore off the nation of Azerbaijan, which is what I call—in my book Vulture’s Picnic I call it the Islamic Republic of BP. They own that place. They bought it—bribery.JAY: Now, the point here is that the cause of the Caspian Sea blowout, you’re saying, is essentially the same as what happened in the Gulf.

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Dutch inventor cleans up water treatment

Published on May 22, 2012 by

http://www.euronews.com/ Water, water everywhere… but most of it is not fit to drink. Around one billion people do not have access to clean water.

Untreated or undertreated sewage not only threatens our health but contaminates water sources and the oceans.

The main sources of pollution are high amounts of nitrates and phosphates from wastewater and agricultural run-off.

Dutch scientists have developed a new water purification technology. The plant, in Epe in the Netherlands, has a new and innovative sewage treatment system.


Government tyranny: Illinois Department of Agriculture secretly destroys beekeeper’s bees and 15 years of research proving Monsanto’s Roundup kills bees

By Jonathan Benson,
(NaturalNews) An Illinois beekeeper with more than a decade’s worth of expertise about how to successfully raise organic, chemical-free bees is the latest victim of flagrant government tyranny. According to the Prairie Advocate, Terrence “Terry” Ingram of Apple River, Ill., owner of Apple Creek Apiaries, recently had his bees and beehives stolen from him by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDofA), as well as more than 15 years’ worth of research proving Monsanto’s Roundup to be the cause of…

Big Ag, Monsanto take over research universities and turn them into pro-industry propaganda machines

By Jonathan Benson, 
(NaturalNews) Back in the old days before food and agricultural corporations consolidated into the behemoths we know them as today, agricultural institutions of higher learning were dedicated to conducting unbiased research into cutting-edge food production and crop systems that benefited society as a whole. But today, these former “land-grant” universities have largely mutated into pro-industry, propaganda machines funded and controlled by corporate agro-giants like Monsanto that steer research…

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Cyber Space

~Anonymous ~ Message To NATO~

Published on May 22, 2012 by

~In Peace Only~Not War~

NATO ~ N[ot] A[ble] T[o] O[rcherstrate] war Any Longer…
NATO’s day’s are numbered…
As people do not fear them any longer…
From now on, NATO is the one with the fear…

Secrecy is outdated tool, that Wiki Leaks and Anonymous put out of service…
As We the People simply realized that Governments and Military cannot be above the Law…
Where Actions of People are Now becoming actions of People’s Governments…
Where Anonymous and WikiLeaks are truth with no disguise…
Where Total transparency is here for all to see…

Nothing Illegal, Nothing to worry….
Who is hiding his dirty underwear?…
People or Military and Governments?…
When Transparency become standard, fear become obsolete tool of control any longer…

Rather to try to defeat our Freedom Movement, you can simply Accept US…
Accept US AS FREE…
Join US to become FREE…
Simply because We the People NOW Know…
Truth is here…
We are FREE…

We are Legion…
We are Legion of Truth…
We are Legion of Freedom…

Do not need to expect US any Longer…
Because we are HERE and NOW…
Because We the People who KNOW…

http://soundofheart.org/galacticfreepress/content/freedom-project-anonymous-m…

Hackers hit US Justice Department, again

 

The US Justice Department has acknowledged an intrusion into its computer network

 

The US Justice Department has acknowledged an intrusion in its computer network as the notorious hacker collective Anonymous claimed to have obtained large amounts of data from it.

The US Justice Department acknowledged an intrusion in its computer network as the notorious hacker collective Anonymous claimed to have obtained large amounts of data from it.

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“The department is looking into the unauthorized access of a website server operated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics that contained data from their public website,” a statement sent to AFP said.

“The Bureau of Justice Statistics website has remained operational throughout this time. The department’s main website, justice.gov, was not affected.”

The statement said the agency “is continuing protection and defensive measures to safeguard information” and will open a into any activity that appears illegal.

Earlier in the day a Twitter message and blog post believed to be from the hacker collective claimed to have obtained large amounts of data from the Justice Department site that it was releasing.

The message said the hackers were releasing “1.7GB of data that used to belong to the United States Bureau of Justice, until now.”

Anonymous hackers briefly shut the US Justice Department website earlier this year
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File photo of a masked member of the Anonymous hacker group. A Twitter message and blog post believed to be from the hacker collective has claimed to have obtained large amounts of data from the Justice Department site that it was releasing.

“Within the booty you may find lots of shiny things such as internal emails, and the entire database dump,” said the post by a using the name Jimmy89.

“We do not stand for any government or parties, we stand for freedom of people, and freedom of information. We are releasing data to spread information, to allow the people to be heard and to know the corruption in their government. We are releasing it to end the corruption that exists, and truly make those who are being oppressed free.”

The group, which is believed to be a loosely affiliated network of “hacktivists,” briefly shut the Justice Department website earlier this year after the file-sharing website was seized.

It has attacked sites of groups as varied as MasterCard and Visa, and the Tunisian and Yemen governments.

(c) 2012 AFP

Utah breach 10X worse than originally thought

SSNs on 280K exposed; names, birth dates of another 500K compromised

 By Jaikumar Vijayan

Click here to find out more!

April 09, 2012 — Computerworld — The scope of a data breach involving a Medicaid server at the Utah Department of Health is much worse than originally thought. State officials now say that close to 280,000 Social Security Numbers may have been exposed in the incident instead of 25,000, as originally believed.

Less sensitive personal data such as names, birth dates and addresses of another 500,000 people may have also been compromised in the breach, state officials said today.

Today’s announcement marks the second time in three days that Utah state officials have upped their estimates of a March 30 intrusion into a server containing Medicaid claims data on Utah residents.

According to the Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) and the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), the breach stemmed from a configuration error at the user authentication layer. The error allowed attackers, believed to be operating out of Eastern Europe, to bypass the network, perimeter and application level security controls that were in place to protect the server.

Initially, state officials said the intrusion had allowed improper access to about 24,000 claims records. Each record could include Social Security Numbers, names, birth dates, addresses, tax identification numbers and treatment codes.

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Survival / Sustainability

SHTF Communications Part I and II

Uploaded by on Nov 27, 2011

Can you hear me now?
SHTF communications is an important topic that I will touch upon briefly in this video. This is my selection for the bulk of my communications during SHTF. I encourage everyone to have a plan and take action.

http://foxtango.org/ft101/foxtangoft101.htm
Yeasu FT101E and Yaesu FT101F
YO100
YC-601 & YC-601B
FL-2100
QTR-24
FTV-250 and FTV-650B
YD-844
Phone Patch and Speaker
MFJ Antenna Tuner and AC/DC Converter

Links to get started in HAM Radio:
http://www.arrl.org/new-to-ham-radio
http://www.qrz.com/
http://www.hamwhisperer.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Ham-Radio-License-Manual-Arrl/dp/0872590976/ref=pd_sim_b_6
http://www.eham.net/exams/
http://www.wouxun.us (or other radio suppliers) http://www.yaesu.com/
(Radio Equipment) http://www.mfjenterprises.com/

Benefits Of 550 Paracord In The Wild

Uploaded by on Sep 15, 2008

Rope has so many uses in the outdoors. Some cord is better for survival than others. Military 550 cord tops them all in my opinion. This video will show and explain why. It’s versitile, light weight, extremely durable, strong(550lbs.), and the interior threads can be taken out and used for smaller tasks. For Survival it’s your best choice. Also good for camping, hiking, backpacking, hunting, and even general everyday use.

  First Aid Kit

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Activism

Sea Shepherd Founder Paul Watson Fights Extradition to Costa Rica for 2002 Shark Defense

Published on May 22, 2012 by

DemocracyNow.org – Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, has been released on bail in Germany following his arrest for possible extradition to Costa Rica on decade-old charges stemming from a confrontation between a Sea Shepherd vessel with shark fin poachers off the coast of Guatemala. Sea Shepherd is known for using nonviolent direct action to enforce international fishing and conservation laws, and has been highly recognized for its anti-whaling efforts. Sea Shepherd continues to maintain that Watson’s arrest was politically motivated and is calling on its supporters to come together in a day of action on Wednesday when the Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla visits Germany. Watson joins us from Frankfurt. “We’ve never injured anybody,” Watson says. “The most powerful weapon in the world as far as I’m concerned is the camera, so we go into battle armed with cameras. … Right now 19 million sharks a year are being destroyed to feed the shark fin industry in Asia. And that means the fins are cut off of these animals and they’re thrown back into the ocean, and this is what we filmed off of Guatemala and this is what we intervened against — a highly illegal operation.”

To watch the complete daily, independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, and for more information, visit http://www.democracynow.org/

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Articles of Interest

Three out of four Americans want to end medical marijuana raids

By Jonathan Benson, 
(NaturalNews) The federal government’s continued “War on Drugs” is no longer getting a warm reception from the vast majority of Americans. A recent poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research (MDPR) reveals that three out of every four Americans now oppose needless federal prosecution of medical marijuana dispensaries, growers, sellers and users in states where medical marijuana has been legalized. The poll included 1,000 individuals of varying ages and demographics from all across the country…

EU food agency rejects France ban on Monsanto GM maize

 

Europe’s food safety agency EFSA on Monday rejected the grounds for a temporary French ban on a genetically modified strain of maize made by US company Monsanto.

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“Based on the documentation submitted by France, there is no specific scientific evidence, in terms of risk to human and animal health or the environment,” EFSA said in a scientific opinion issued on its website.

A spokesman for Europe’s health commissioner John Dalli said the EU executive “will consider how to follow up on this ruling, though technically we could ask France to raise its ban” on MON 810.

“The commission will wait for the conclusions of the next environment ministers’ meeting June 11 in Luxembourg and hopes for a positive outcome to its proposals for cultivation, which have been blocked for almost two years by France and others,” spokesman Frederic Vincent told AFP.

Paris had asked Brussels in February to suspend the cultivation of MON 810 on the basis of new scientific evidence after France’s top administrative court in November overturned a government order banning the planting of genetically modified crops from Monsanto.

The court said that in a November 2008 ban, the government had failed to prove that Monsanto crops “present a particularly elevated level of risk to either or the environment”.

Monsanto markets MON 810 maize — which has been modified at a to include DNA from a bacteria — under the trade name YieldGuard as being resistant to that can threaten .

But some governments believe it could pose a danger to .

France in February pointed to a recent study by EFSA that raised concerns over another form of GM crop, BT11, that it said could also be applied to MON 810.

The European Commission at the time requested EFSA’s opinion on France’s request, but said it would not take any steps in the meantime.

Monsanto said in January that it had no intention of selling in France as it felt the market was not ready.

(c) 2012 AFP

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Politics  and  Legislation

Will Greece Be Ruled by the Bankers – or Its People?

http://www.truth-out.org/will-greece-be-ruled-bankers-or-its-people/1330717929

The Often Forgotten Downside to Accepting Corporate Contributions

http://www.nationofchange.org/often-forgotten-downside-accepting-corporate-contributions-1330879141

Economy

Towards a Creditor State – One in Seven Americans Pursued by Debt Collectors

http://www.truth-out.org/towards-creditor-state-one-seven-americans-pursued-debt-collectors/1330796809

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Time to Cut the Oil Barons Off, and More

http://www.truth-out.org/news-thom-hartmann-time-cut-oil-barons/1330708440

Gazprom ‘mulls joining Israel’s gas boom’

Gazprom, Russia’s biggest energy conglomerate, is reported looking to work with Israel on the Jewish state’s vast offshore natural gas reserves.

Senior RBA men face fresh scrutiny over bribe scandal

Chicago Residents Win Closure of Two Coal Power Plants After Health Ailments Spark Campaign

Environmental

How “Drill, Baby, Drill” and “Yes We Can” Got Married

http://www.truth-out.org/how-drill-baby-drill-and-yes-we-can-got-married/1330791118

Genetically Modified Food Labeling Initiative Gains Momentum

http://www.nationofchange.org/genetically-modified-food-labeling-initiative-gains-momentum-1330877516

BP Settlement Leaves Most Complex Claims Unresolved

http://www.nationofchange.org/bp-settlement-leaves-most-complex-claims-unresolved-1330871305

Protesters Occupying Monsanto Corp. Arrested

http://www.nationofchange.org/protesters-occupying-monsanto-corp-arrested-1330870187

 Wars and Rumors of Wars

Israel’s Assassins and Tehran’s Killers

http://www.truth-out.org/israels-assassins-and-tehrans-killers/1330713278

New Map Shows Location of Nation’s Most Toxic Industrial Boilers

http://www.truth-out.org/new-map-shows-location-nations-most-toxic-industrial-boilers/1330714223

Obama says he has ‘Israel’s back,’ urges patience on Iran sanctions

By Amie Parnes – 03/04/12 12:31 PM ET

North Korea Has Allegedly Tested Nuclear Warheads For Iran

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/04/2012 00:19 -0500

Misc

NGOs: The Missionaries of Empire

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29595

Hackers Elect Futurama’s Bender to the Washington DC School Board

http://www.pcworld.com/article/251187/hackers_elect_futuramas_bender_to_the_washington_dc_school_board.html

Hackers affiliated with Anonymous go after the biotech giant, stating, “Your continued attack on the worlds food supply…has earned you our full attention.”

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57389119-83/antisec-dumps-monsanto-data-on-the-web/#ixzz1nzZRvk32

(Credit: Screenshot by CNET)

Anonymous continued its ongoing attack on agricultural biotech giant Monsanto today by publishing an outdated database of the company’s material. This is the newest in a barrage of strikes from hackers aligned with Anonymous who operate under the “AntiSec” banner.

In a statement posted with the database on a Pastebin site, the hacktivist group wrote it was aware that exposing the database would not do much harm to Monsanto but warned it would continue to target the company for what it sees as wrong.

“Your continued attack on the worlds food supply, as well as the health of those who eat it, has earned you our full attention,” wrote AntiSec. “Your crimes against humanity are too many to name on one page.”

Anonymous’ battle with Monsanto began last July when the hackers disrupted the company’s Web site and then released data on about 2,500 individuals involved in the agriculture industry. According to Monsanto, 10 percent of this information was related to current and former Monsanto employees.

Monsanto was one of seven companies that supplied the U.S. military with Agent Orange during the Vietnam War and for a while made bovine growth hormones. Now it focuses on making genetically engineered seeds and pesticides.

AntiSec says the reason for the attacks is to protest the company’s lawsuits against organic dairy farmers for stating on labels that their products don’t contain growth hormones.”You have put over 9000 small-time farmers out of business by using your enormous legal team to bury them with your malicious patent lawsuits,” AntiSec wrote in its statement today. “You have continually introduced harmful, even deadly products into our food supply without warning, without care, all for your own profit.”Besides going after Monsanto, AntiSec has also recently claimed responsibility for attacks on U.S. law enforcement agencies, Vanguard Defense Industries, and private prisoncompanies. In these assaults, the hackers deface the companies’ Web sites as well as release documents, e-mails, and other files.

Uploaded by on Feb 26, 2012

Declaration of War on the United States Government.
We don’t want to destroy government. We want to fix it.

“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

TRANSCRIPT
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To the Citizens of the United States and the United States Government.
We are Anonymous.

In the past few months, our collective has been organizing the operation known as Operation Blackout. Part of the operation’s purpose was to alert the people of the coming bill that was to be called the Stop Online Piracy Act.

This Act would give Congress the power to censor any internet website they wish without consent from the Citizens of the United States. This act would’ve also had the power to jail any person who infringed on its new copyright law for an equivalence of five years. This copyright law would’ve had the power to destroy social networking sites such as Facebook and YouTube. Video gameplay and free movies would cease to exist.

However, Operation Blackout was a success. As a collective, we’ve managed to spread the word and alert the masses. Internet giants such as Google, Wikipedia, and Reddit became hand-in-hand with us as we all managed to make an impact on the decisions of our, “free government”. But as we’ve seen with Megaupload, the government may not need a bill to be passed to get their way. Other operations we’ve conducted over this time period have awaken the people to the nightmare that is the United States Government. Sections 1031 and 1032 of the National Defense Authorization Act have been ratified. Yet we face new threats.

The United States Government is seeking to pass the Cyber Security Act of 2012. This act is as Orwellian as it sounds; it will endanger our collective and we will not stand by and watch while this government of lies prepares to take away our freedoms. The National Security Agency insists on labeling us as a leaderless, terrorist organization. The question is, “who do we terrorize?”. Can it possibly be that the United States government is truly scared of us? Nevertheless, The time for action is now.

Our collective has realized, along with many United States citizens, that the current government is no longer functional. Our economy is unstable, our representatives uncooperative, and our system, destroyed.

We are not calling upon the collective to deface or use a distributed denial of service attack on a United States government agency website or affiliate. We are not calling upon the people to occupy a city or protest in front of a local building. This has not brought on us any legislative change or alternate law. It has only brought us bloodshed and false criticism. For the last 12 years, voting was useless. Corporations and lobbyists are the true leaders of this country and are the ones with the power to control our lives. To rebuild our government, we must first destroy it.

Our time for democracy is here.
Our time for real change is here.
This is America’s time, to have its own revolution.

Therefore, Anonymous has decided to openly declare war on the United States government. This is a call to arms. We call upon the Citizens of the United States to stand beside us in overthrowing this corrupted body and call upon a new era. Our allegiance is to the American people, because they are us, and we are them.

Operation V, engaged.

We are Anonymous.
We are Americans.
We never Forgive.
We never Forget.
To the United States government, it’s too late to expect us.

REVOLUTION is here.
twitter.com/theanonmessage

Wikileaks publishes millions of ‘Shadow CIA’s’ emails

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2155340/wikileaks-publishes-millions-shadow-cias-emails

by Gareth Morgan

Wikileaks has published the first batch of more than five million emails from US security publisher Stratfor, which were obtained after hackers affiliated with Anonymous broke into the intelligence group’s servers.

In announcing the publication, Wikileaks described Stratfor as “the shadow CIA” and said it would shed light on the group’s web of informers, pay-off structure and the payment laundering techniques it used for clients.

These clients are alleged to include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Defence Intelligence Agency.

Wikileaks said the hacked emails – which it has dubbed The Global Intelligence Files – included more than 4,000 mentioning Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange, along with ones that detail Statfor’s “attempts to subvert Wikilkeaks”.

Stratfor issued a statement attacking the publication of its internal emails. But it added that it would not attempt to validate whether the emails published by Wikileaks were genuine.

“Some of the emails may be forged or altered to include inaccuracies; some may be authentic. We will not validate either. Nor will we explain the thinking that went into them. Having had our property stolen, we will not be victimised twice by submitting to questioning about them,” it said.

Hackers affiliated with Anonymous breached Stratfor’s systems towards the back end of 2011.

Alongside the emails dating back to July 2004, the hackers were able to access details of the firms’ customers – including tens of thousands of credit card details.

The Global Intelligence Files represent the first significant release of leaked material from Wikileaks since its founder Assange became embroiled in an extradition battle with Norwegian authorities.