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Julian Assange Is (probably) Dead, Captured or Escaped

From: http://survivalacres.com

Disclaimer: This is simply my opinion, based upon published stories, events and alleged sightings. I cannot prove the conclusions I’ve reached at this time. The facts (transpired events) are however, the facts. These events did happen. When pieced together, they present a disturbing conclusion.

Lacking “proof of life”, there is every reason to suspect that Julian Assange of Wikileaks is dead, captured or escaped. Since his disappearance, there has been no current, actual proof of life from any source.

Proof of life is means current evidence that he is alive. Which means what it says – daily evidence of life. So far since his disappearance, there’s been none that can be reliably trusted. Just “reports” most of which are actually old regurgitated stories and videos.

None of the claims, videos, stories and reports circulating on the Internet since his disappearance are actually current when they were published, including Micheal Moore’s video (recorded in June) and widely circulated online, Pam Anderson’s visit in October, and even the John Pilger’s recent interview with Assange (released on November 5th). Outside of these last two people, NOBODY has claimed they’ve seen him and there are reasons to suspect both Pam and John’s stories as being a part of an ongoing coverup.

Since his disappearance, millions of people have wondered about the lack of evidence proving Assange is alive. Wikileaks (allegedly) responded to this demand early on – conducting a “poll” asking what evidence would suffice. A vote was taken, which had a current video as being the most desired, and a appearance at a window then next most desired. Then nothing happened. Wikileaks did not respond any further which was very strange considering the level of interest.

A lot of older videos and stories popped up the moment Assange disappeared too, which have been shared all over the Internet if you were looking (I did), all had their dates removed. The sheer number of these and their date removals were / is astounding (hundreds). Investigation into these stories and videos reveals that they are all “old” with nothing current being shown at all. Some dated back more then two years ago. What stood out each time was the apparent deliberate attempt make the videos and stories seem current when none actually were. Major news media sources and nearly all alternative news media sources were doing this. There are even several released today that has this same characteristic – they’re ALL old video takes. This can’t / couldn’t have been accidental since it is so consistent acrossed the Internet.

For the past four weeks, since October 12th, nobody other then Pam has admitted to actually seeing Julian Assange. In fact, only Pam Anderson has actually made this claim since October 16th. Nobody at the Ecudorian embassy, none of the staff, no bystanders watching the windows, nobody has reporting anything. All we have since then on October 16th is the story from Pamela Anderson. It’s possible she actually did see him then, but there has been nothing at all since.

There have been a few Tweets allegedly from Assange, and some very strange ones from Wikileaks containing odd mispellings and odd statements, however, none of these can be considered as evidence of anything.

John Pilger released a video interview of Assange on November 5th that appears to confirm it was taken after his internet was cutoff, however Assange does not actually bother to discuss this, nor does Pilger reveal when the interview actually takes place. Neither person even mentions his long disappearance either or the public demand for proof of life, only a specific point made by Pilger about his internet. Assange does not even answer this point nor even mention the interest in proof of life, which he would by now surely know about.

This in itself is also quite odd, since the Internet was abuzz with this request, but it was simply ignored like the Wikileaks promises that were issued. Assange is meticulous, very detail oriented and highly organized, it simply makes no sense at all that he would not respond to this request given opportunity. Which he allegedly had if the interview with Pilger was current. But we do not know for certain that it actually was. I suspect it wasn’t, just like all the other videos and stories that cropped up after his disappearance, because it contains critical absence of content.

I’ve written to Pilger myself, but it’s unlikely I’ll get a response. I suspect lacking more evidence, that the Pilger interview was performed shortly before Assange’s internet was cut off, or shortly thereafter. But this still does not explain anything else, nor can the Pilger video (posted here) be considered proof of life at this time.

There does seem to be an agenda from Wikileaks themselves to keep up appearances regarding Assange’s status. Tweets and postings about Assange are widely ignored, but the few that have appeared try to disaude any “conspiracy” regarding Assange and proof of life. This is also unusual, since it would be an incredibly easy thing to do to provide actual evidence and quell the rumors and speculation. Yet none has been provided. The resistance to this request is what is so strange.

If Assange has been taken or compromised, this raises many other serious questions, such as how compromised is Wikileaks now and the stories and leaks they’re releasing? The whole issue of trust and transparency becomes paramount. There have been many earth-shattering leaks regarding the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation and the crime / corruption / connections to global terrorism and pedophilia and much, much more since Assange disappeared. That is why proof of life is so imporant – if the Wikileaks editor has been captured, how much of the information being released by Wikileaks is compromised?

Maybe none of the information is compromised or fabricated at all, even if he were captured or dead. But integrity and honesty demands evidence on Assange anyway. Somebody is running the show over at Wikileaks and they probably do know his real status, but they’re not saying anything more then “Assange is ok“. However, considering all that has transpired, is that really sufficient? I think not. Either Wikileaks can’t or refuses to say more (at this time), or worse, Wikileaks isn’t really Wikileaks anymore. If their communications have been taken over, then the world will be left without this organization and the trust the people have placed within it.

Wikileaks is a repository and outlet for information leaked by anyone in the world, they are not the source of this information. You can read up about Wikileaks yourself to find out how it works.

Now, just two days before the (s)Election (November 6th), Wikileaks is apparently promised another “bombshell” release on Hillary Clinton. The Clinton camp however, already anticipated this a day ago and announced that if there were any more leaks, “they’re probably fake“. If they already know Assange is dead or in custody, this would certainly make sense. But if they are just running scared, they’d also say this to disuade anyone from being convinced by another new leak. So this isn’t really proof of anything, and the Hillary camp is quite obviously capable of saying / do anything to get (s)Elected as their record now clearly shows.

This new video was just released. In my opinion (as others have pointed out already), it’s fake. There are really strange head movements, odd delays and questions. The story about Seth Rich notwithstanding, I doubt that this video is really the real Assange. They certainly have the ability to fake it as my last post shows. Assange claims Wikileaks doesn’t delay leaks  in this video – which is exactly what Wikileaks has been doing for some time now, exquisitely “timing” leaks for maximum damage. This makes no sense.

Today (Monday, November 7th) there is wide-spread reporting that Julian Assange “will be questioned in the Ecuadorian Embassy” in London regarding the rape allegations. A Internet search will reveal that this story is very consistent across the Internet (carbon copies), which means what you should think it means, it’s all coming from a single source. It also means there there is a decided LACK of independent reporting on this.

In itself, this doesn’t mean much necessarily, other then evidence that reporters are pretty damned lazy today. It may also mean that nobody is expecting any surprises or doing any investigative journalism on this, and THAT is what stands out to me. All these news sources are simply reguritating what they’ve been told. That’s dangerous. But it’s very typical these days. The mind-control the media has over the public is quite astounding.

A DNA test is also supposed during this questioning period “if Assange agrees to this“. If this interview does not provide current video evidence of life to the world, then this interview is also suspect as proof of life. They already have his DNA if he’s been captured and could easily claim this as “proof”.

Lacking current video evidence with multiple credible eyewitnesses, there is simply no way to know if Assange is actually still alive and in the embassy. Not yet. But to this date, it is absolutely possible that there is a gigantic conspiracy unfolding pretending to keep Assange “alive” in the public eye. He could already be dead or captured, and this could have happened anytime after October 12th or the 16th (take your pick on who / what you believe). Moreover, he could still be permanently disappeared or renditioned or killed at anytime in the future.

This is a standard tactic by the way in clandestine operations. You can appear to make a disappearance before or after the actual, real event takes place. It is especially useful if you need to keep up appearances – or credibility.

We’ll have to wait for the promised November 14th interview at the embassy for additional proof one way or the other. If this is delayed, it is suspect. If it does not provide actual real proof, it is suspect. If we are left wondering again, having to trust or base “proof” on claims that cannot be trusted, it is suspect.

Here is the timeline as best as I can make it at this time, including the alleged “extradition” by aircraft of Assange. Note that this isn’t proof – just a claim. You can easily find the events below online, these actually did happen as far as I can tell:

Internet connection was cutoff, allegedly by the Ecuadorian embassy. Shortly thereafter, there were reports that the embassy was raided by police vehicles.

Pam Anderson visits on October 16th.

Three pre-commitments “tweets” were made on Oct 16, the same day Assange supposedly met with Pam Anderson:

  • pre-commitment 1: John Kerry 4bb96075acadc3d80b5ac872874c3037a386f4f595fe99e687439aabd0219809
  • pre-commitment 2: Ecuador eae5c9b064ed649ba468f0800abf8b56ae5cfe355b93b1ce90a1b92a48a9ab72
  • pre-commitment 3: UK FCO f33a6de5c627e3270ed3e02f62cd0c857467a780cf6123d2172d80d02a072f74

Fox News reports that Assange would be arrested in a few hours, on October 18th. This video reporting this has now been deleted, and deleted here too.

Wikileaks promised information releases on Tim Kaine and John Kerry, yet nothing to date has been provided. John Kerry allegedly asks Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing Clinton docs.

Wikileaks tweets on 22nd they will provide proof of life. A poll it taken, yet no proof is ever provided.

October 23rd – Michael Moore claims to have visited Assange. This video was recorded on June 9th. Wikileaks does not dispute this old video as evidence and neither does anybody else. This is repeated all over the place (far too many to list here) with old videos of Assange and interviews and many stories being suddenly resurfaced, all with their dates removed.

Wikileaks offers to provide proof of life, this story is picked up everywhere, yet nothing of the sort has been provided.

Ecuador conference call October 26th. It’s probable that this was fake. It is certainly not proof of lie. From a Reddit poster: “I think it was prerecorded yes. He never responds to a question which is very odd. And given the info he mentioned in there it could have been recorded as early as the 14th.”

There is a claim that Assange is actually being extradited – https://i.reddituploads.com/8ab040357e8f40dba8a66030f750b721?fit=max&h=1536&w=1536&s=fc6528a63b71065f538e09c2936d89f6

Less than two weeks prior to the start of this timeline, Wikileaks published Assange’s Medical and Psychological Records on 9/14/2016. This is odd.

Some commentary I found:

The reason you would release that info is if you needed to either protect yourself from “dying of cancer” or getting “Alzheimers”. What they did was show that the only thing wrong with him is bad dentistry, but it also shows that there are dental records… It was a protection from character assassination by discrediting any claims that he was not of sound mind or actual assassination by mysterious un-diagnosed physical ailment. It’s possible Assange did this for security.

The Embassy was raided, we saw the pictures of police vehicles. Fox News reported he would be arrested in a few hours, that was on Oct 18th. They took Assange for the rape allegations or CIA rendition 9 miles away from the Embassy to a nearby airport, which coincidentally underwent a chemical attack clearing out witnesses and distracting low level airport personnel. John Kerry and Goldman Sachs may have struck a deal to bring him down any way possible. The conference was somehow forced or faked, using voice technology, or it was done under the presence and duress of multiple intelligence agents with their fingers on the mute button. Assange’s whereabouts unknown.

On the 26th of September 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry (self admitted Skull and Bones member) visited Colombia. WikiLeaks reported that inside sources had confirmed that John Kerry also met with Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa in Ecuador to personally ask Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing documents about Clinton. This was initially fervently denied in the press only later to be confirmed by the Ecuadorian embassy who admitted cutting off Julian’s internet due to pressure from the US. Ecuador wanted to appear impartial.

For over four years, the Ecuadorian embassy has been under surveillance and Julian’s human rights violated as he has been unlawfully detained termed “illegal arbitrary detention” by a recent UN ruling. During that time, it has been possible for intelligence agencies to gather critical information and build a detailed profile and plan to circumvent Julian’s dead man’s switch.

Both John Kerry and US intelligence agencies know perfectly well that cutting off Julian’s internet would have no impact on the release of the leaked emails that are damaging to Hillary’s campaign. It has been very clear for a long time that many US officials wanted Julian Assange dead, Hillary Clinton even has remarked, “can’t we just drone the guy”.

The cutting off of Julian’s internet access was not for the purpose of preventing the leaks of the Podesta and Hillary emails. Unless intelligence agencies are truly inept, they know that media organisations already have the entire leaked email database and a schedule for release, they also know WikiLeaks staff would continue to leak regardless of Julian’s ability to communicate.

Removing Assange would not be enough, they would need to circumvent his dead man’s switch and then tarnish WikiLeaks reputation. Removing Assange’s internet could have the effect of causing Assange to take steps that can be followed to prevent the automatic triggering of his DMS.

From the day Julian’s internet was cut off, a series of peculiar and uncharacteristic events started to take place. The same day that Julian’s internet was cut off, CBS reported that Pamela Anderson visited Assange and had “Tortured” him with a vegan sandwich. A few days before on the 14th, John Podesta tweeted “I bet the lobster risotto is better than the food at the Ecuadorian Embassy”. Then on October the 16th the SHA-256 prerelease keys were issued on WikiLeaks twitter feed, although these events are odd and seemingly inconsequential, combined with John Kerry being in the UK from the 16th to the 17th sparked concern among the community for Julian’s safety.

Assange supporters started to gather at the embassy to keep Assange safe and witness any foul play, some of these witnesses have claimed that a very swift police armed raid took place that lasted only 5 minutes while the crowd was kept under control and prevented from approaching, there have also been reports that they were prevented from taking photographs and that their phones were confiscated. A live periscope feed was also cut off. There have also been some reports of the presence of a mobile jamming van.

If Assange has been seized, any recognition by mainstream media would be detrimental to Hillary’s campaign. A covert operation with media blackout would be the only effective way of seizing him at this time. On October the 18th Fox News said that Julian Assange would be “arrested soon, maybe in a matter of hours.”. The was video was then promptly removed and articles relating to it have disappeared. However, one reddit user was able to find an alternative source and now the video can be found again on YouTube.

Although Julian’s primary DMS (the release of insurance file encryption keys) did not activate, on October the 18th one of Julian’s contingencies did activate, a script was activated that made https://file.wikileaks.org/file publicly visible and set all the file date and time stamps to 01/01/1984 (Orwell reference). This file repository contains many documents that had not been released prior.

Staffers Kristinn Hrafnsson and Sarah Harrison, have gone silent while the Ecuadorian embassy is refusing to provide any updates on Assange’s fate. There is a recorded call made to the embassy by a journalist where the receptionist refused to confirm that Julian was at the embassy, she also refused to confirm that Julian was even alive. Julian has not made an appearance at the window of the embassy since being cut off.

WikiLeaks suggested in a tweet that its supporters were responsible for the DDOS attacks on the 21st. Neither Assange or WikiLeaks would ever insinuate such a thing. WikiLeaks deceptively tweeted a video of Michael Moore that was actually recorded in June. The video was posted on the 24th of October giving the impression that Michael Moore had been speaking with Assange in the embassy. Why would WikiLeaks do this when they know they are already under suspicion?

WikiLeaks have been using their Twitter account to give the appearance of his safety while providing no concrete evidence of his safety. They issued a poll asking what proof would satisfy the public that Julian was safe. WikiLeaks have yet to follow up on the conclusive result of a video or window appearance.

Julian Assange is known for his attention to detail and his consistently good spelling and grammar. Currently the twitter feed has very poor spelling, there are numerous uncharacteristic spelling errors, for example, an accomplished cryptographer knows how to correctly spell algorithm and so do WikiLeaks staff.

On the 21st of October, there was a massive widespread DDOS attack that disrupted US and EU internet. Also on the 21st of October London City Airport was evacuated. The next day (the 22nd), Gavin MacFayden is reported dead. WikiLeaks made a further blunder by stating his death as the 23rd.

There has been a number of high level WikiLeaks deaths recently too. John Jones QC – WikiLeaks U.N. lawyer died on April 16th 2016. Michael Ratner – WikiLeaks chief counsel died on May 11th 2016. Seth Rich – Employee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was fatally shot on July 10th 2016 and Gavin MacFadyen – WikiLeaks director died October 22nd 2016.

If WikiLeaks has been compromised, it is already preparing the scene for future discrepancy to seriously tarnish WikiLeaks reputation. Nothing WikiLeaks has shared since the 15th of October 2016 should be trusted until Julian has been fully verified as alive.

My speculative fears are that Julian has been seized and removed from the Embassy. His internet being cut not being related to the release of the emails, but rather as a component of a plan of 4 years in the making to as secretly as possible remove Assange from the embassy, circumvent his DMS and hijack WikiLeaks with the key team members silenced or under duress.

My fears would be confirmed by no future public (mass witnessing and recorded/televised) appearance of Julian Assange discussing recent topics. His death by whatever means after the US presidential election would be extremely suspect. Until proof of life, assume the following compromised: SHA-256 verification Keys posted after the 15th. WikiLeaks submission process and/or platform. WikiLeaks twitter feed. Any WikiLeaks leaks after the 15th October 2016.

I have written to John Pilger about his recent video without any response, but I’m sure he gets tons of email:

Greetings, There has been wide speculation regarding Julian Assange and his disappearance. Virtually all videos, stories, articles, etc., now being published are “pre-disappearance” recordings and stories. What was the DATE you last interviewed Julian Assange? So far, there has been no actual proof of life since his disappearance. Millions of people are depending on YOU for the answer. Thank you.

Now, just two one day before the (s)Election, Wikileaks is apparently promising another “bombshell” on Hillary Clinton. The Clinton camp however, already anticipated this and announced that if there were any more leaks, “they’re probably fake“. If they already know Assange is dead or in custody, this was certainly make sense.

Today (Monday, November 7th) there is a report that Julian Assange “will be questioned in the Ecuadorian Embassy” in London regarding the rape allegations. A DNA test is also supposed to be performed. If this does not provide video evidence of life to the world, then this story is also suspect as proof of life. They already have his DNA if he’s been captured.

It’s actually also possible Assange has escaped and is somewhere else. Nobody that knows anything about this is saying. My conclusion however is Assange is no longer in the embassy. I don’t know if he’s dead or not (I’ve looked into the plane story, flight path, redirection to Florida, etc.) but cannot conclude anything lacking actual evidence.

It’s an interesting twist, that’s for sure, worthy of a Hollywood movie. I believe Assange is dead / gone / captured based on the evidence and obvious coverup taking place, until I actually see proof and evidence otherwise.

Rodin’s “The Thinker” has been altered

It appears that in this reality, Rodin’s “The Thinker” statue has been significantly altered. No longer does he hold a clenched fist to his forehead, but now, appears to be drooling onto his hand.

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This is obvious, especially in light of what Rodin himself has said about his own sculpture. I’m willing to bet that no one thinks like this. Notice the right arm crossed over onto the left leg. This seems extremely awkward, and an unusually unnatural position. I am willing to bet that people remember him with his clenched fist pressed up against his forehead. Rodin himself even specifically mentioned the term “clenched fist”:

“What makes my Thinker think is that he thinks not only with his brain, with his knitted brow, his distended nostrils and compressed lips, but with every muscle of his arms, back, and legs, with his clenched fist and gripping toes.”

Here is what the original pose looked like, modeled by George Bernard Shaw:

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Now here is some of the fascinating stuff. Call it “residue” if you will. Why would people be posing next to this statue with it clearly in sight, and obviously blunder it:

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Now, for some written historical residue:

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The bodybuilding pose called “The Thinker”:

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Something is … odd:

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CBS says Obama wins the election …. 2 weeks before it is held!

Source: Daily Caller

 

CBS News affiliate calls 2012 presidential race for Barack Obama weeks ahead of election

The 2012 presidential election is still more than two weeks away, but on Friday a CBS News affiliate in Arizona called the race for President Barack Obama.

For 17 seconds, Phoenix, Arizona CBS News affiliate KPHO ran a lower third graphic that showed that Obama had won the Nov. 6 election over Gov. Mitt Romney with 99% of the precincts reporting. The lower third graphic appeared around 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, during an episode of “The People’s Court.”

The CBS News graphic showed Obama winning the election with 43 percent of the vote nationwide to Romney’s 40 percent -– or 40,237,966 votes to 38,116,216. It is unclear who garnered the other 17 percent in the fictional election results.

KPHO’s general manager did not return The Daily Caller’s request for comment by time of publication.

UPDATE 12:10 p.m.:

Michele Wallace of KPHO told TheDC that this was the result of a mistake made with a test graphic:

“On Friday October 19th during a test of KPHO- CBS 5’s election returns software we inadvertently aired a test graphic for about 15 seconds in an episode of Peoples Court,” Wallace said. “The mistake was caught quickly and taken off the screen. With the election about 2 weeks away, the TV station routinely tests its equipment to ensure our viewers have the very latest’s results on election night.  We regret the error and apologize to any viewer who was confused by the mistake.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/21/cbs-news-affiliate-calls-2012-presidential-race-for-barack-obama-weeks-ahead-of-election/#ixzz2A4EIOnVw

‘War on whistleblowers must end!’ – Assange speech at Ecuador Embassy

Julian Assange makes his first public appearance in two months, ever since he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The WikiLeaks founder was granted political asylum on Thursday — a decision that ignited a wave of international responses, with the UK and Sweden opposing the verdict and Latin American countries strongly supporting Ecuador’s move. MORE INFO & PHOTOS: http://on.rt.com/2gkwzk

Cloudy, with a chance of Satan

YouTube user PerlAddict recorded this strange subliminal of Satan appearing before his nightly news in Nashville, TN. According to him:

Watching Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at little after midnight, and this was the transition into the weather report during the commercial break on WSMV-TV, Channel 4 News in Nashville, TN.

Another user attributed it to a “Dandruff Demon” from the Clear Men commercial. However you slice it, it was an odd subliminal, almost unnoticeable in the few seconds it appears, and it leads one to wonder if it was simply an accident, or a sign of things to come. Perhaps now is the time to say some prayers? – Iconoclast

 

10,000-ton Pile of Toxic Dirt Dumped on High School Grounds, Left for 1 Year – San Diego, CA

Courtesy of 

This story is very strange, and contradicting. A 10,000 ton pile of dirt appeared out of nowhere, and was later determined to have been a project by the city of San Diego, but no mention as to what sort of project it was, or why it was left in a football field at the local high school to potentially harm children. The school district insists it is not contaminated, yet soil analyses tests say it is. It remained there on the football field for over a year, preventing the kids and the public from using the field, and is being removed now. However, what it possibly contained is not mentioned. Is it possible fallout from Fukushima? Comment below! – Iconoclast

DTOM Contributor Brandon Raub Arrested By FBI For Facebook Posts

This is very disturbing news. His Facebook posts, from my knowledge, contained a single line that said ~ the revolution is coming ~ . If this is all it takes for the FBI to haul your ass away to jail, then we are all in a lot of trouble. Please see the video below and comment. Does anyone have screen caps of his Facebook posts?

 

For more info, check out: http://dont-tread-on.me/?p=21770

 

20 years of drilling: Russian scientists reach lake under Antarctica

 

20 years of drilling: Russian scientists reach lake under Antarctica
August 13, 2012 – It’s taken over 20 years but scientists drilling through the ice have finally reached lake Vostok.

In an achievement that has been likened to putting a man on the Moon, the Russian team of scientists have finally succeeded in reaching the hidden freshwater lake located deep down below the Antarctic ice. The team drilled down over 12,000ft at a location 800 miles east of the South Pole.

Because the cold, dark environment of the lake has been untouched for 20 million years, scientists hope it will provide a unique opportunity to study both ancient microbial life and to see what possibilities might exist for life below the icy surfaces of Europa and Enceladus.

“In the simplest sense, it can transform the way we think about life,” said NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati.

Opening a scientific frontier miles under the Antarctic ice, Russian experts drilled down and finally reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake, an achievement the mission chief likened to placing a man on the moon.

( via msnbc.msn.com )

Major Fish Kill Reported On Texas Coast

Source: KWTX

GALVESTON (August 13, 2012)–Hundreds of thousands of dead fish have washed up on the beach in Galveston, where crews went to work Monday to remove the dead fish.

Peter Davis of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol said Sunday the small shad fish likely were killed by low oxygen levels in the Gulf of Mexico.

Davis estimated hundreds of thousands of fish have died.

Galveston County health officials said the water is fine for beachgoers.

Biologist Steven Mitchell with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said calm conditions and summer heat may have contributed to the fish kill.

He said there’s a possibility of a dead zone in the water off Galveston.

Testing is expected this week.

FBI Monitored Dotcom Raid Via Live Video Link, Secret Govt Group Involved

Source: Torrent Freak

This week’s hearing into the January raid against Kim Dotcom’s New Zealand mansion has turned up interesting new evidence today. Under questioning from a defense lawyer, a senior police officer has admitted that top New Zealand officers and members of the FBI watched the raid live via video link. Only adding to the intrigue is the revelation that a secret government unit were present at the pre-raid meeting.

This week Kim Dotcom, police and other officials have been giving evidence in the Auckland High Court as part of a hearing to determine what happened during the January raid on his New Zealand mansion.

By now the backdrop to the story is well-known, particularly after a video recorded during the raid was published online this week.

It largely confirmed what has been reported thus far – armed anti-terrorist officers, helicopters and significant force were all used in the pursuit of individuals alleged to have been involved in copyright infringement in the United States.

It is known that U.S. authorities had “boots on the ground” in New Zealand in pursuit of Dotcom and his associates and today that assertion was further underlined.

Under questioning from defense lawyer Guyon Foley, Detective Inspector Grant Wormald of the NZ Organized and Financial Crime Agency had to reveal how senior police officers and the FBI had received their information as the raid panned out.

“What information was coming back to your headquarters group in relation to what was happening as to progress of the raid?” Mr Foley asked.

“We received phone calls from the scene in respect to the fact that at least three of the defendants apart from Mr Dotcom have been located,” Mr Wormald said, initially stumbling over his words.

“Radio contact with officers on the ground?” Foley questioned.

Wormald said that due to the raid being carried out by the Special Tactics Group they did not have direct radio contact since STG, New Zealand’s anti-terror force, use only encrypted communications.

“Any video feed from anywhere?” Foley pushed. After another pause, Wormald said that there had indeed been live video.

“We had a video feeding back to the police station,” Wormald said.

“Really?” Foley added with a surprised tone. “From where?”

“I’m not going to discuss that,” Wormald responded.

What happened next was hidden from the media but the intrigue didn’t stop there. Detective Inspector Wormald also admitted that a secret government organization had been involved in the raid on the Dotcom mansion.

Paul Davison, QC, acting on behalf of the defense, asked Wormald if the group of people at the pre-raid meeting belonged to the Security Intelligence Service. He denied that, but refused to say exactly who they were.

“They work for the government,” he said.

On Twitter, Kim Dotcom said people should expect some big news in the coming weeks.

“The truth is coming out!” he said. “And we are just getting started.”

Watch the 3News video from the hearing here.

Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system

AFP Photo / Valery Hache

AFP Photo / Valery Hache

Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology — and have installed it across the US under the radar of most Americans, according to emails hacked by Anonymous.

Every few seconds, data picked up at surveillance points in major cities and landmarks across the United States are recorded digitally on the spot, then encrypted and instantaneously delivered to a fortified central database center at an undisclosed location to be aggregated with other intelligence. It’s part of a program called TrapWire and it’s the brainchild of the Abraxas, a Northern Virginia company staffed with elite from America’s intelligence community. The employee roster at Arbaxas reads like a who’s who of agents once with the PentagonCIA and other government entities according to their public LinkedIn profiles, and the corporation’s ties are assumed to go deeper than even documented.

The details on Abraxas and, to an even greater extent TrapWire, are scarce, however, and not without reason. For a program touted as a tool to thwart terrorism and monitor activity meant to be under wraps, its understandable that Abraxas would want the program’s public presence to be relatively limited. But thanks to last year’s hack of the Strategic Forecasting intelligence agency, or Stratfor, all of that is quickly changing.

Hacktivists aligned with the loose-knit Anonymous collective took credit for hacking Stratfor on Christmas Eve, 2011, in turn collecting what they claimed to be more than five million emails from within the company. WikiLeaks beganreleasing those emails as the Global Intelligence Files (GIF) earlier this year and, of those, several discussing the implementing of TrapWire in public spaces across the country were circulated on the Web this week after security researcher Justin Ferguson brought attention to the matter. At the same time, however, WikiLeaks was relentlessly assaulted by a barrage of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, crippling the whistleblower site and its mirrors, significantly cutting short the number of people who would otherwise have unfettered access to the emails.

On Wednesday, an administrator for the WikiLeaks Twitter account wrote that the site suspected that the motivation for the attacks could be that particularly sensitive Stratfor emails were about to be exposed. A hacker group called AntiLeaks soon after took credit for the assaults on WikiLeaks and mirrors of their content, equating the offensive as a protest against editor Julian Assange, “the head of a new breed of terrorist.” As those Stratfor files on TrapWire make their rounds online, though, talk of terrorism is only just beginning.

Mr. Ferguson and others have mirrored what are believed to be most recently-released Global Intelligence Files on external sites, but the original documents uploaded to WikiLeaks have been at times unavailable this week due to the continuing DDoS attacks. Late Thursday and early Friday this week, the GIF mirrors continues to go offline due to what is presumably more DDoS assaults. Australian activist Asher Wolf wrote on Twitter that the DDoS attacks flooding the servers of WikiLeaks supporter sites were reported to be dropping upwards of 40 gigabits of traffic per second. On Friday, WikiLeaks tweeted that their own site was sustaining attacks of 10 Gb/second, adding, “Whoever is running it controls thousands of machines or is able to simulate them.”

According to a press release (pdf) dated June 6, 2012, TrapWire is “designed to provide a simple yet powerful means of collecting and recording suspicious activity reports.” A system of interconnected nodes spot anything considered suspect and then input it into the system to be “analyzed and compared with data entered from other areas within a network for the purpose of identifying patterns of behavior that are indicative of pre-attack planning.”

In a 2009 email included in the Anonymous leak, Stratfor Vice President for Intelligence Fred Burton is alleged to write, “TrapWire is a technology solution predicated upon behavior patterns in red zones to identify surveillance. It helps you connect the dots over time and distance.” Burton formerly served with the US Diplomatic Security Service, and Abraxas’ staff includes other security experts with experience in and out of the Armed Forces.

What is believed to be a partnering agreement included in the Stratfor files from August 13, 2009 indicates that they signed a contract with Abraxas to provide them with analysis and reports of their TrapWire system (pdf).

“Suspicious activity reports from all facilities on the TrapWire network are aggregated in a central database and run through a rules engine that searches for patterns indicative of terrorist surveillance operations and other attack preparations,” Crime and Justice International magazine explains in a 2006 article on the program, one of the few publically circulated on the Abraxas product (pdf). “Any patterns detected – links among individuals, vehicles or activities – will be reported back to each affected facility. This information can also be shared with law enforcement organizations, enabling them to begin investigations into the suspected surveillance cell.”

In a 2005 interview with The Entrepreneur Center, Abraxas founder Richard “Hollis” Helms said his signature product“can collect information about people and vehicles that is more accurate than facial recognition, draw patterns, and do threat assessments of areas that may be under observation from terrorists.” He calls it “a proprietary technology designed to protect critical national infrastructure from a terrorist attack by detecting the pre-attack activities of the terrorist and enabling law enforcement to investigate and engage the terrorist long before an attack is executed,” and that, “The beauty of it is that we can protect an infinite number of facilities just as efficiently as we can one and we push information out to local law authorities automatically.”

An internal email from early 2011 included in the Global Intelligence Files has Stratfor’s Burton allegedly saying the program can be used to “[walk] back and track the suspects from the get go w/facial recognition software.”

Since its inception, TrapWire has been implemented in most major American cities at selected high value targets (HVTs) and has appeared abroad as well. The iWatch monitoring system adopted by the Los Angeles Police Department (pdf) works in conjunction with TrapWire, as does the District of Columbia and the “See Something, Say Something” program conducted by law enforcement in New York City, which had 500 surveillance cameras linked to the system in 2010. Private properties including Las Vegas, Nevada casinos have subscribed to the system. The State of Texas reportedly spent half a million dollars with an additional annual licensing fee of $150,000 to employ TrapWire, and the Pentagon and other military facilities have allegedly signed on as well.

In one email from 2010 leaked by Anonymous, Stratfor’s Fred Burton allegedly writes“God Bless America. Now they have EVERY major HVT in CONUS, the UK, Canada, Vegas, Los Angeles, NYC as clients.” Files onUSASpending.gov reveal that the US Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense together awarded Abraxas and TrapWire more than one million dollars in only the past eleven months.

News of the widespread and largely secretive installation of TrapWire comes amidst a federal witch-hunt to crack down on leaks escaping Washington and at attempt to prosecute whistleblowers. Thomas Drake, a former agent with the NSA, has recently spoken openly about the government’s Trailblazer Project that was used to monitor private communication, and was charged under the Espionage Act for coming forth. Separately, former NSA tech director William Binney and others once with the agency have made claims in recent weeks that the feds have dossiers on every American, an allegation NSA Chief Keith Alexander dismissed during a speech at Def-Con last month in Vegas.

Mass of volcanic rocks floating off New Zealand

Could this possibly be connected with the “hot rocks” story? Developing… – Iconoclast

 
In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 photo released by New Zealand Defence Force, pumice rocks are shown at an unidentified location after the rocks were collected from an area of floating pumice near South West of Raoul island, off New Zealand’s coast.

(AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium has been discovered floating off the coast of New Zealand.

The stretch of golf-ball-size pumice rocks was first spotted this week by a New Zealand air force plane about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) northeast of Auckland. The rocks stretch for about 26,000 square kilometers (10,000 square miles). A navy ship took scientists to the rocks Thursday night. Naval Lt. Tim Oscar says the rocks appeared a brilliant white under a spotlight, like a giant ice shelf. He says it’s the “weirdest thing” he’s seen in 18 years at sea. Scientists say the rocks likely spewed up in an eruption by an underwater volcano. They don’t believe the eruption is connected to the onshore ash eruption this week of another volcano, Mount Tongariro. The Defence Force says the mass of rocks stretches 250 nautical miles by 30 nautical miles. Pumice is made from lava and water and is very lightweight, so it poses no danger to ships. Pumice has a variety of uses: as an ingredient in concrete, polishes and scrubbing cleaners; to stone wash jeans and exfoliate skin.

In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 photo released Friday, Aug. 2012 by New Zealand Defence Force, an area of floating pumice is spotted southwest of Raoul island, off the coast of New Zealand. A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium was discovered floating off the coast of New Zealand. The stretch of golf-ball-size pumice rocks was first spotted this week by a New Zealand air force plane about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) northeast of Auckland. Scientists said the rocks likely spewed up in an eruption by an underwater volcano. (AP Photo/New Zealand Defence Force, Nicole Munro)

Deep Inside Bohemian Grove — new footage released 2012

2012 — new exclusive footage inside the elite Bohemian Grove provided by infiltrator “Kyle.” This new video shows never before seen shots of road into Bohemian Grove, burning lamp stand, burning effigy, Hillbillies and Mandalay camps, and much more. 

 

Gunmen kill 19 inside central Nigeria church, including pastor

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen fire on a worship service in a church in central Nigeria, killing at least 19 people — including the pastor — and wounding others in a nation often divided by religion, the military said Tuesday.

The attack targeted a Deeper Life church in the town of Otite in Kogi state, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) southwest of Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Blood stained the floors of the church as police and soldiers surrounded it Tuesday morning, witnesses said. It was unclear how many people were wounded in the attack Monday night.

The gunmen surrounded the church in the middle of a worship service and opened fire with Kalashnikov assault rifles, military spokesman Lt. Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi said. The church’s pastor was among the dead.

Soldiers searched for gunmen through the night, but had made no arrests as of Tuesday morning, Olorunyomi said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Kogi State police spokesman Simon Ile declined to comment Tuesday about the attack. National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Yushau Shuaib said his agency had dispatched rescuers to the area Tuesday.

The attack comes as Nigeria faces continuing attacks from a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram. Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the Hausa language of Nigeria’s Muslim north, has attacked churches in the past, though never as far as south. However, Boko Haram likely carried out a February prison break in the town of Koton-Karifi in Kogi state that freed 119 inmates. That attack mirrored a massive prison break in the northeastern city of Bauchi in September 2010 when Boko Haram freed about 700 inmates.

Boko Haram also has launched suicide car bomb attacks around Abuja in the past. The sect is blamed for more than 660 killings this year alone in Nigeria, according to an Associated Press count.

Nigeria, a nation of more than 160 million people, is largely divided into a Muslim north and Christian south. While members of the two faiths routinely live and work together, as well as intermarry, Boko Haram attacks have increased tensions in the nation over the last year.

Is not joining Facebook a sign you’re a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is ‘suspicious’

This deceptive piece of ‘journalism’ reeks of some sort of psy-op to put pressure on people to join the biggest spy operation ever created so they can spew out data points for the NSA and the spying apparatus in this country.

So, not having a Facebook account is not considered suspicious behavior. There you have it.

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Dailymail | August 6, 2012

Facebook has become such a pervasive force in modern society that increasing numbers of employers, and even some psychologists, believe people who aren’t on social networking sites are ‘suspicious.’

The German magazine Der Taggspiegel went so far as to point out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of Facebook profiles.

On a more tangible level, Forbes.com reports that human resources departments across the country are becoming more wary of young job candidates who don’t use the site.

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Normal: Facebook has become so pervasive in this culture that not having a profile is considered ‘abnormal’

The common concern among bosses is that a lack of Facebook could mean the applicant’s account could be so full of red flags that it had to be deleted.

Slate.com tech reporter Farhad Manjoo wrote in an advice column that young people shouldn’t date anyone who isn’t on Facebook.

 

‘If you’re of a certain age and you meet someone who you are about to go to bed with, and that person doesn’t have a Facebook page, you may be getting a false name. It could be some kind of red flag,’ he says.

Manjoo points out that these judgements don’t apply to older people who were already productive adults before social media became widespread.

The tech news site Slashdot summed up Der Taggspiegel’s story about social networking as ‘not having a Facebook account could be the first sign that you are a mass murderer.’

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Loner: James Holmes, the accused Colorado theater shooter, does not appear to have friends and did not have a Facebook page

It points out that Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and an unborn child and wounding 58 others at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and Breivik, who murdered  77 people with a car bomb and mass shooting, did not use Facebook and had small online footprints.

Breivik used MySpace and Holmes was reportedly on the hookup site Adult Friend Finder.

Psychologist Christopher Moeller told the magazine that using Facebook has become a sign of having a healthy social network.

Psychologists have noted that Holmes, along with several noted mass murderers, have lacked any real friends.

And this is what the argument boils down to: It’s the suspicion that not being on Facebook, which has become so normal among young adults, is a sign that you’re abnormal and dysfunctional, or even dangerous, ways.