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12 March 2017
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OWON: Trump has to decide a policy on Assange now.
Trump’s dilemma on WikiLeaks: Hail Assange or haul him before a judge?
For a few years there, Julian Assange seemed to have faded from relevance. He took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London’s Knightsbridge district in 2012, fleeing a Swedish probe into sexual assault. There, he’s been deprived of sunlight, and even endured cuts to his internet access.
But for a man holed up in an embassy, fighting off possible prosecution, the Australian founder of the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks has managed to re-emerge as remarkably relevant to U.S. politics, first during the presidential campaign last year and now with a new dump of leaked documents, this one from the CIA.
Once again, Assange is waving the flag as champion of transparency and a thorn in the side of the U.S. government, and touting the latest release as “an enormous journalistic scoop.”
His re-emergence presents President Donald Trump with a dilemma. Trump once praised Assange but now faces the consequences of the CIA leak, and must decide whether to bring him to justice. Federal prosecutors long have been rumored to have a sealed criminal indictment against Assange for publishing classified U.S. military and diplomatic documents in 2010 and 2011. The existence of an indictment has never been confirmed, and the Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment.
Assange’s new prominence also underscores the impact he’s had on public institutions and politics since he founded WikiLeaks in 2006. His group espouses radical transparency – and radical it has been. Disgruntled employees now see the theft and delivery of documents to WikiLeaks as a way to get back at unaccountable bosses and institutions. Encryption has become de rigueur. The contours of privacy have changed...
OWON: A lot of society seems to be walking around registering no brain waves at all.
Doctors find brain activity 10 minutes AFTER 'death': 'Unexplained' discovery reveals patient's brain waves continued as if in a deep sleep
Doctors have found scientific evidence that people’s brains can continue to show signs of life after they have been declared clinically dead.
A patient showed persistent brain activity for ten minutes after their heart stopped and experienced brain waves we normally get during deep sleep.
Canadian doctors studied the brain activity and heartbeats of four patients in intensive care after their life-support machines had been switched off.
Brain inactivity preceded the heart stopping in three out of the four cases.
However, in one of the cases, single delta wave bursts persisted after the heart had stopped and the patient was clinically dead.
We normally get these brain waves in a deep sleep.
Doctors in a Canadian intensive care unit described the case as extraordinary and unexplained...
OWON: It is bought and paid for. This is a big problem in America.
Why No One’s Going to Drain this Swamp
The Financial Sector threw $2 Billion at Congress during the Election. Biggest Spenders? Not the Banks.
The Financial Sector – whose products, risk-taking, and shenanigans blew up the sector and everything around it during the Financial Crisis – has finally gotten the memo in a serious way: During the past election cycle (2015-2016), it doused the members of the US Congress with a record amount of money to “influence decision making” and get what they want: deregulation, handouts, and subsidies.
So how much? Over $2 billion.
That’s over $3.7 million per sitting member of Congress, according to a report released today by Americans for Financial Reform. The $2 billion tab fell into two categories:
Campaign contributions by companies, trade associations, and individuals associated with the financial sector:
- $1.104 billion. This was “almost twice that of any other specific business sector.”
- Lobbying expenses by 460 financial sector entities: $898 million
“The financial sector is by far the largest source of campaign contributions to federal candidates and parties, and the third largest spender on lobbying,” the report explains, based on data by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), which tracks campaign contributions reported to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) and lobbying expenditures reported to the Senate Office of Public Records.
This “Financial Sector” includes commercial banks, S&Ls, credit unions, finance and credit companies, securities and investment firms, accountants, and “miscellaneous finance.”...
OWON: The dirt never stops coming. This uranium one deal smells very badly.
EXCLUSIVE: Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russian Bank
Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.
Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
Podesta is the brother of John Podesta, who was the national campaign chairman for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s losing 2016 campaign for the presidency. Former President Barack Obama imposed the sanctions following the Russian seizure of the Crimean region of Ukraine in 2014.
The lobbying campaign targeted Congress and the executive branch, with Podesta and other lobbyists arranging at least two meetings between Sberbank officers and Department of State officials, according to Elena Teplitskaya, Sberbank’s board chairman, who spoke to House aides in August...
OWON: Another new Space Travel concept. Who's got the energy?
Could Mysterious Cosmic Light Flashes Be Powering Alien Spacecraft?
Bizarre flashes of cosmic light may actually be generated by advanced alien civilizations, as a way to accelerate interstellar spacecraft to tremendous speeds, a new study suggests.
Astronomers have catalogued just 20 or so of these brief, superbright flashes, which are known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), since the first one was detected in 2007. FRBs seem to be coming from galaxies billions of light-years away, but what's causing them remains a mystery.
"Fast radio bursts are exceedingly bright given their short duration and origin at great distances, and we haven't identified a possible natural source with any confidence," study co-author Avi Loeb, a theorist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said in a statement Thursday (March 9). "An artificial origin is worth contemplating and checking." [5 Bold Claims of Alien Life]
One potential artificial origin, according to the new study, might be a gigantic radio transmitter built by intelligent aliens. So Loeb and lead author Manasvi Lingam, of Harvard University, investigated the feasibility of this possible explanation...
OWON: Exactly why men need to avoid the chop with Prostates. Wait and keep the Todger working. Prostate ops send the Lil Fella South for life. Here's real hope.
Prostate therapy without surgery: Thousands of men to benefit from new technique that uses plastic beads to block blood supply and shrink the enlarged gland
Tens of thousands of men could benefit from a breakthrough prostate treatment announced today.
The technique uses tiny plastic beads to block the blood supply and shrink the enlarged gland – all without an operation.
A successful trial in Portugal is being followed up in Britain, with results due back later this year. If successful it could be rolled out for routine use on the NHS.
Half of all men over 50 suffer from an enlarged prostate and every year 45,000 have risky surgery to remove part of it.
As well as being painful and invasive, the operation can cause loss of sexual function and even incontinence...
OWON: The future big brother is coming. CIA control. Nasty.
CIA "Signature School" is creating Smart Cities with thousands of cameras and microphones
Pegasus Global Holdings (PGH) a Trademark of Mobile Arch Partners (MAP) is working with DHS, the CIA , the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to create total surveillance Smart Cities.
The Center for Innovation Testing and Evaluation, the University of New Mexico (UNM) and numerous high-tech companies are helping design Smart Cities that will spy on everyone.
Two years ago, PGH announced their plans to spend $1 billion to build a full scale mock-up Smart City, complete with surveillance cameras, microphones, Bluetooth monitoring devices, License Plate Readers and probably Stingray cell phone surveillance equipment. (Click here to learn how Bluetooth monitoring devices spy on motorists and pedestrians.)
What this means is, the Feds have created a mock-up city specifically designed to perfect their surveillance of citizens.
CIA "Signature School" is designing Smart Cities
On November 10th, 2016, CIA Director James O. Brennan met with ten NSSP scholars following his announcement that UNM is to be designated the first IC-CAE 'Signature School.'
An article in Albuquerque Business First says, "the program will deepen cooperation between the CIA and UNM..."
This is unbelievable, a CIA "Signature School" is designing Smart Cities!...