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Facebook for dummies

During an instant message chat with a friend, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg infamously boasted about obtaining all kinds of information because “people just submitted it”.They trust me — dumb f***s,” wrote Zuckerberg. Years later, this “in your face” approach continues to escalate. Facebook isn’t merely content to obtain the information people are willing to divulge of their own accord. Like a budding monstrosity from “The Little Shop of Horrors”, information-thirsty Venus Facetrap cajoles customers into providing more data than any social network in history ever aimed to acquire.

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Government's surveillance of social networks


ICE Agent Jeffrey Deal recounts aerial surveillance of the Davis' residence with a CBP airplane.

ICE Agent Jeffrey Deal recounts aerial surveillance of the Davis residence with a CBP airplane. Julia Davis is a Department of Homeland Security whistleblower, who reported improper processing of 23 aliens from terrorist countries who entered the U.S. via the land border with Mexico on 4th of July, 2004, designated as a "Special Date to Watch". Julia Davis made a report to the FBI/JTTF and endured years of retaliation by the DHS, including 54 investigations, 2 malicious prosecutions, land and aerial surveillance, being falsely declared a "Domestic Terrorist" and series of other unprecedented measures.

National Security/Anti-Terrorism Expert Julia Davis on an HLN (Headline News) Nancy Grace show with Rita Cosby


California’s green company costs taxpayers lots of green, raided by the FBI

Things are not so sunny at the solar firm Solyndra in Fremont, California. On September 8, 2011, the company’s headquarters were raided by the FBI with multiple search warrants. It was funded through an Energy Department loan program as one of 40 alternative energy projects that were expected to create about 60,000 jobs. After receiving over 90% of its $535 million in stimulus Obamabucks and over $1 billion dollars from private investors, Solyndra laid off 1,100 workers and filed for bankruptcy. Under the terms of the $784 million dollar bankruptcy filing, private investors would be first in line to collect the debts from the failed company, ahead of the American taxpayers. Less than two months before the company filed for bankruptcy, Solyndra's CEO, Brian Harrison met with members of the Congress, assuring them that the company “was in a strong financial position and in no danger of failing.”

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Hollywood Producer William Fay: The Man Behind “300” and “Clash of the Titans”

My interview with Bill Fay - Producer of “Clash of the Titans”, “300”, "Independence Day" and other notable feature films. 

The remake of the cult film “Clash of theTitans” smashed opening weekend records, bringing in an estimated $61.4 million in sales over three days. The film kept its No. 1 spot at the box office two weekends in a row, bringing in a total of $110.5 million.
“We’re very proud of the film and its success, domestically and worldwide,” said William Fay, executive producer of “Clash of the Titans” and president of production at Legendary Pictures. We had the opportunity to sit down for lunch with the renowned Hollywood producer, to discuss some of the emerging technologies in Hollywood and how they are changing the landscape.
During our visit with Fay, he confirmed that there would be a sequel to “Clash of the Titans.” “Legendary Pictures has multiple titles in various stages of production and development,” he told us. “Currently, a sequel is in the works for ‘C…

The Great Pretender

For the longest time, Robert MacLean was hailed as a national hero. He was paraded around by the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) as one of the most important whistleblowers of our generation. The mainstream media published a multitude of articles about MacLean and the horrors he faced for blowing the whistle. GAP and POGO called MacLean a prime example of the federal whistleblower experience. Lawmakers rallied to join the outpouring of support, praising his heroic actions. MacLean declared that as the result of his firing by the Department of Homeland Security, he was destitute, in desperate need of a job and on the verge of bankruptcy. His case sounded like the prototype of a heartbreaking whistleblower story. Trouble is, much of it simply wasn’t true.
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Here Comes the Bride of Frankenstein

Throughout their travails, whistleblowers were made vulnerable to the onslaught of corruption by the monstrosity known as the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). According to one of WPA’s key proponents, Tom Devine of the Government Accountability Project (GAP), the bill has become a “disastrous trap” that hurt whistleblowers, instead of helping them. Devine testified: “the WPA is like my professional baby. I spent four years devoted to its unanimous passage in 1989, and another two years for unanimous 1994 amendments strengthening the law…and my baby grew up to be Frankenstein. Instead of creating safe channels, it degenerated into an efficient mechanism to finish off whistleblowers“.
WPA’s Mary Shelley, Tom Devine, is now laboring to breathe life into the Bride of Frankenstein. Meet the WPEA (Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act), a bill S. 743 that is now pending in Senate. While the whistleblowers desperately lack adequate protection under the law, the WPEA …

Former head of OSC Scott Bloch gets off scott-free

Hundreds of whistleblowers betrayed by the disgraced former head of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), Scott Bloch, were conflicted about his recently imposed 30-day prison sentence. It was too light of a punishment, but it seemed better than nothing. However, aided and abetted by government prosecutors and a federal judge, Bloch managed to avoid serving any part of that sentence. On August 3, 2011, Chief U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth allowed Bloch to withdraw his guilty plea.

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Case Update: Former FBI Agent Edward Preciado Convicted for Murdering Kimberly Long

Hammered in Vegas
Detectives followed a trail that traversed the kitchen, then continued across the dining room and through the hallway. The bloody footprints faded noticeably with each step up the staircase. More bloody footprints led to the outside of the garage. These trails would later lead the detectives to hidden evidence.

The rising garage door revealed Jeffrey Preciado’s father, covered in his victim’s blood. Former FBI agent Edward Preciado-Nuño stood over the lifeless body of Kimberly Ann Long. The 31-year-old mother lay in a pool of blood on the cold garage floor. Two bloody claw hammers were on the floor nearby. Staring at the detectives, Preciado-Nuño said, “She hit me with a hammer, so I hit her back.” The smaller hammer allegedly used by Kimberly was found beside her left hand. She was right-handed.

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Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Meltdown – Chernobyl Déjà Vu

One thing that all governments of the world have in common is their deeply-rooted belief that you (the public) can’t handle the truth. Hand-in-hand with the mainstream media, they’ve perfected the art of obfuscating the facts.

In response, inquiring minds have learned to read between the lines. This ability is coming in handy in understanding the outcome of the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Here are a few examples of deciphering fact from fiction in what is being reported with respect to the Fukushima nuclear disaster by the mainstream media, government officials and proponents of nuclear power.

The timetable of evacuation:

Double talk: “While he didn't set a firm timetable, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said people who'd lived within 20 kilometers (12 miles) of the nuclear facility would not return home permanently in "a matter of days or weeks. It will be longer than that."

Official: Tens of thousands of evacuees can't head home for months


Disgraced former Head of OSC Scott Bloch finally sentenced

Some semblance of justice seemingly caught up with Scott J. Bloch, the disgraced former head of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). On March 30, 2011 he was finally sentenced for some of his criminal activities. After years of legal wrangling, Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson sentenced Bloch to one month in jail plus one year of unsupervised probation and 200 hours community service.

But wait, the Bloch saga is still not over. Bloch may be able to stay out of prison, while his sentence is being appealed. His attorney, William Sullivan said that he will file a motion to keep Bloch out of prison until the U.S. Court of Appeals considers his appeal. Robinson said she will consider this motion, along with a request that Bloch avoid the prison sentence altogether, by serving it out in home confinement instead.

Throughout these proceedings, Bloch’s attorneys and federal prosecutors have done their best to keep him out of prison. Yes, Bloch was aided by the Department of Justic…

Medal of Honor – what you need to know about our nation’s highest military award

March 25th is the official Medal of Honor Day. Much of the information pertaining to our nation’s highest military award for bravery is relatively unknown to many Americans, since it’s largely ignored by the mainstream media.

On December 21, 1861 President Abraham Lincoln approved and signed Senate Bill 82 into law, creating the Medal Of Honor for heroic acts above and beyond the call of duty, for gallantry in the face of enemy forces engaged in combat.
The United States Congress has designated March 25th of each year as “National Medal Of Honor Day”, dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. (Public Law 101-564).

There are currently less than one hundred (100) living Medal of Honor recipients, while their heroic exploits will forever live on in history.

There has been a total of 3,473 Medals of Honor awarded to 3,454 different people. The United States Army has garnered 2,404, the Navy 747, followed by the United States Marines for a 297 total with the Air Force tallying 18…

Radiation Ga Ga

Disturbing sense of Déjà Vu continues to permeate the information coming in about Japan’s Fukushima plant nuclear disaster. In spite of troubling revelations, we’re being told not to worry.

Japan's Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the rounds on American talk shows, stating that people in the U.S. are “in no danger” and as far as Japan is concerned, “we'll see what comes.” Being lulled into a false sense of security usually results in a rude awakening. The truth may not be comforting, but is definitely past due.

The design of the reactors at the Fukushima power plant has been criticized for almost 40 years. The cascade of events unfolding there had been foretold 20 years ago, in a report by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It listed earthquake-induced diesel generator failure and power outage leading to failure of cooling systems as one of the “most likely causes” of nuclear accidents. One report said that these reactors had a 90 % probability of bursting sho…

Calling all victims: former head of OSC Scott Bloch to be sentenced on 1/25/2011

For decades, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) exhibited about as much prowess as a backwards-facing rider going for a spin on a three-legged horse. Until recent appointment of the new Special Counsel, the rider had been headless to boot.

Scott J. Bloch, the disgraced former head of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), is finally set to be sentenced for some of his criminal activities on January 25, 2011. On April 27, 2010 Bloch pleaded guilty to criminal contempt of Congress. Based on his actions, Bloch could have been charged with obstruction of justice, evidence tampering, destruction of official files, impeding an official federal investigation, civil right violations, Hatch act violations and violations of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). Instead, he was charged only with criminal contempt (a misdemeanor).

Under his leadership, the historically inept OSC reached new lows. In addition to his bigotry, Bloch became infamous for being the absolute antithesis of w…

In the wake of Tucson massacre, GAP & POGO seek to destroy a Republican Senator

In the wake of the Tucson massacre, some groups continue to utilize destructive methods in an attempt to achieve their convoluted agenda.

The Government Accountability Project (GAP), Project on Government Oversight (POGO) and their affiliates have flooded the Internet with a series of inflammatory calls for action that aim to identify and destroy an anonymous Senator who blocked the passage of the controversial Whistleblower Enhancement Act.

The bill S. 372 excluded intelligence workers and national security employees from whistleblower protection. It also failed to deliver the promised statutorily-protected channels for classified whistleblowing disclosures to Congress and new security clearance rights. Additionally, S. 372 would have given the power of summary dismissal without a hearing to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

The MSPB is notorious for ruling against whistleblowers in over 97% of cases. Whistleblower advocates publicly expressed serious concerns th…

Department of Homeland Security sued for storing full body scanner images

We’ve all been told that the whole body scanners are being implemented for our own good. We’ve been assured that our misapprehensions were unfounded. Body scanners penetrate clothing to provide a highly detailed image so accurate that it has been likened it to a virtual strip search. Technologies vary, with millimeter wave systems capturing fuzzier images, and backscatter X-ray machines able to show precise anatomical detail. During Department of Homeland Security hearings, Janet Napolitano assured the Congress (and this writer who was present at the hearing) that all images collected by the full body scanners are not stored, cannot be stored and are discarded as soon as they're viewed. Just last summer the Transportation Security Administration claimed that "scanned images cannot be stored or recorded." Privacy advocates (including yours truly) cried foul. Turns out, they were right. Yet again we’ve been lied to by the government. Of course, as usual, the official take …