Jean Lievin & Jon Rappoport: Is Ed Snowden A Stake In Heart of USG-Wall Street Market Rigging? Is an Impeachment Shit-Storm Looming? Will Extratradition of US Bankers Be Demanded?

04 Indonesia, 05 Iran, 08 Wild Cards, Commerce, Corruption, Government, Liberation Technology, Military, Policy, Privacy
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Max Keiser Explains Significance of Edward Snowden’s “Leak”

Twitching, rumpled and passionate, Max Keiser explains the deeper significance of Edward Snowden’s recent intelligence leaks.  It’s not about national security.  Keiser implies that Snowden has revealed evidence of a fascist market-rigging operation that’s ultimately funding America’s secret government–a corporate plutocracy.

 

Jon Rappoport
Jon Rappoport

Matrix: Who is Edward Snowden?

By Jon Rappoport

This article is a compilation of a number of pieces I’ve written about Ed Snowden and the NSA. It doesn’t replace them, but it hits the high points…

EXTRACT

For years ATS [substitute NSA] had been using its technological superiority to conduct massive insider trading. Since the early 1980s, the company had spied on anyone and everyone in the financial world. They listened in on phone calls, intercepted faxes, and evolved right along with the technology, hacking internal computer networks and e-mail accounts. They created mountains of ‘black dollars’ for themselves, which they washed through various programs they were running under secret contract, far from the prying eyes of financial regulators.

Those black dollars were invested into hard assets around the world, as well as in the stock market, through sham, offshore corporations. They also funneled the money into reams of promising R&D projects, which eventually would be turned around and sold to the Pentagon or the CIA.

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Robert Steele: Going Dark, Anyone Wants to Talk Future of Intelligence, Seeking ONE Audience

Advanced Cyber/IO, Ethics, Lessons, Liberation Technology, Officers Call
Robert David STEELE Vivas
Robert David STEELE Vivas

My Body Mass Index (BMI) is where it needs to be, hoping to go dark in near term (30-45 days).  Anyone that wants to talk new and evolving craft of intelligence, Open Source Everything (OSE), and M4IS2, now is the time.  Particularly interested in engaging on the below new briefing that was developed as combined keynote (45 min) and workshop (2 hrs), would like to refine it with a firm eye on the subordinate nature of intelligence within the larger Information Operations (IO) landscape that has been totally hosed by NSA and the obsession on cyber-bucks instead of cyber-brains.  Meanwhile, until I am on payroll, donations are gratefully received and individually acknowledged, and I would absolutely love to present both of these once, on video, as a milestone that can be placed into the public domain as with my M4IS2 presentation in Chile.

2013 Robert Steele Intelligence Future Overview & Workshop

See Also:

Game Plan & Logo

Manifesto Extracts

NATO OSE/M4IS2

Public Intelligence 3.2

Marcus Aurelius: Manifesto on Behalf of the Second Amendment

Liberation Technology, Officers Call
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius

Provided by a retired Marine colonel and apparently written by a former Servicemember and/or law enforcement officer, following is among  very best articles on Second Amendment issue that I’ve ever read.)

 Snell: Waking the dragon — How Feinstein fiddled while America burned

By Barry Snell, barry.snell@iowastatedaily.com | Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 12:00 am

Along with bombs and bombers, guns seem to be all the media wants to talk about these days. Death is sexy to our miscreant media, especially when people are killed on purpose. And when that happens, it’s all the newspapers and news stations will print and broadcast, in turn making these events appear worse than they are in reality.

To understand this, one need only look at the difference in coverage between the Texas fertilizer plant explosion, which killed at least 14 confirmed people and injured 200 more at the time of writing this, versus the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, which only killed three and injured a hundred others. Texas was on TV for a day, tops, while we’re still hearing about Boston and will for many weeks to come.

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John Robb: The Future of Food — Total Transparency & The Beginning of True Cost Economics

01 Agriculture, 03 Economy, 03 Environmental Degradation, 07 Health, 11 Society, Advanced Cyber/IO, Civil Society, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Ethics, Liberation Technology, True Cost Meme
John Robb
John Robb

Here’s How to Build a More Resilient Food System…

By John Robb

Want to get a glimpse of the future of food?

This is the page from Gulf Wild program. When you buy a fish that has a Gulf Wild ID number on it, you can find out everything about it.

Simply enter this ID number on their website or (cell phone) and it will provide you with:

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  1. The bio and history of the fisherman who caught the fish.
  2. What the fish is, where the fish was caught (with a map) down to 10 miles, and when it was caught.
  3. Info on fishing practices (e.g. was it caught as part of a sustainable fisheries program?).

NOTE: Canada has a similar program called “This Fish

I believe we’re going to see programs like this for all of the food (and an increasing number of products) we buy, from meats to vegetables.

Why? Info like this is addicting. Once you get it, you want it on everything.

Fortunately, it’s also really easy to put a service like this together for local producers, and that’s a good thing.

Here’s why: This type of insight would positively differentiate fresh, high quality local produce from the generic products of indefinite age, quality, and origin we get from the global industrial system.

That would be a good thing, since it would help make local food more plentiful and that makes us ALL more resilient.

Resiliently Yours,
JOHN ROBB

John Maguire: Jaron Lanier on How to Not Create a New Cyber Plutocracy

Liberation Technology, YouTube
John Maguire
John Maguire

Jaron Lanier, one of the Founding Fathers of Virtual Reality and outspoken critic of Web 2.0, gives a presentation at Personal Democracy Forum 2012 in NYC on Cyber-Plutocracy. Lanier portrays Web 2.0 as a polarized-space where the Monopolization of Data/Network-Based Wealth co-exist side-by-side with the Open-Communities egalitarian drive for establishing Open-Information/Networking/Abundance.

While Lanier views ‘Open’ as a useful meme in fighting power, he also sees it as an incomplete solution. He argues for the necessity of a new middle-class if we hope to preserve net-democracy. Only by rethinking our current net-based economic models could this come to fruition. Lanier promotes a certain degree of monetization to accomplish this goal. He believes that Micro Royalty-Payments for creative-content could serve as a major stepping stone in establishing economic-dignity for a wide variety of net-contributors. Controversial depending on your point of view, but well worth a listen.

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Yoda: Women & The Internet — The Force is Strong

06 Family, 11 Society, Advanced Cyber/IO, Civil Society, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics, Liberation Technology
Got Crowd? BE the Force!
Got Crowd? BE the Force!

3 things are here to stay: Women, the Internet and human rights

By Claudia Calvin

Yahoo Business & Human Rights Program, Friday, September 28th, 2012

Change Your World (Cambia Tu Mundo), Yahoo!’s Business & Human Rights Summit that took place on September 12th and 13th in Mexico City is an excellent example of what I mean. For a day and a half, women from different countries, backgrounds and experiences in Latin America shared their dreams, lives, challenges and proved that new technologies and the Internet are incomparable tools of empowerment.

I won´t go over the event’s program nor the participants. (Links to them are available here and here). What I want to do is highlight the wonderful lessons I learned after participating in Change Your World.

1. Women are a driving force towards equality in the world.  Yes, women represent not only 50% of the world population, they represent half of the idea and proposal creators. Many don´t know it, but new technologies can help them be heard and allow their proposals and ideas to be included in the development and prosperity of their communities, countries…. and therefore… of the planet.

2. Digital literacy of women in Latin America must be considered a priority for policy makers. Even though Spanish is the third most important language on the Internet with 182,379,220 users,  there is lack of content created and written in it. If you add the lack of women´s voices as content creators in the region, the figures are worrisome.  We cannot allow nor permit the addition of this marginalization to the many other kinds of marginalization women face (education, health, financial, justice and so on).

3. Women and the Internet can be a creative explosion. Throughout the sessions one thing was absolutely clear:  the participants demonstrated in various and creative ways how the Internet can be used to support not only good causes, but very practical economic, social and political outcomes. The Internet can be a democratization tool to help build and consolidate new realities where women´s interests and needs can be not only expressed but included.

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Owl: Autonomous Internet First Step – Android Unleashed

Autonomous Internet, Liberation Technology, Mobile
Who? Who?
Who? Who?

Now owners of Android phones can connect to each other without an internet connection thanks to Serval Mesh app

Serval Mesh, full mesh darknet, quietly released for Android
“You set up your phone, I set up my phone, it connects them directly, so no infrastructure is needed. It can also relay calls, so if you can get a connection to bob and I can get a connection to bob, we can both talk even though we can’t get a connection directly to each other.”

Serval Project
“Serval is revolutionary, free, open-source software under development for mobile telephones, letting them communicate even in the absence of phone towers and other supporting infrastructure.”

Serval Android App page
“So with using your existing number, and not requiring Internet Access, our software is making the best of what you have, whether in a disaster or emergency situation, or where poor economies or regional & location restrictions can mean zero infrastructure, we enable communication using just existing mobile phones. Our software is :

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Yoda: Ten Ways Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education

04 Education, Academia, Advanced Cyber/IO, Civil Society, Liberation Technology, Mobile
Got Crowd? BE the Force!
Got Crowd? BE the Force!

10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education

Fabio Sergio, FastCodeDesign, 20 December 2012

LIST ONLY — Read full article.

1.  Continuous learning
2.  Educational leap-frogging
3.  A new crop of older life-long learners and educators
4.  Breaking gender boundaries, reducing physical burdens
5.  A new literacy emerges: software literacy
6.  Education’s long tail
7.  Teachers and pupils trade roles
8.  Synergies with mobile banking and mobile health initiatives
9.  New opportunities for tradtional educational institutions
10.  A revolution leading to customized education

Phi Beta Iota:  Entire article strongly recommended.  We would have added “just enough, just in time learning” but find the over-all list compelling.

Yoda: Addictive Macro-Learning – The Future

04 Education, Academia, Advanced Cyber/IO, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Liberation Technology
Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning

Steven Kotler

Forbes, 8/27/2012

EXTRACT:

Today’s educational system is all about standardization. We treat every kid the same. But not every kid learns the same. Some need the microscopic first, others the macroscopic. Some people are tangential learners, some prefer their facts in a linear fashion. Some are quick, others slow. Thankfully, this is changing.

. . . . . . .

Microscopic learning doesn’t really harness this system. It builds the patterns up slowly, one block at a time, but rarely does it require the kind of intuitive BIG PATTERN RECOGNITION that macroscopic learning demands. By keeping things microscopic, we’re keeping things boring. Sure, kids learn this way, but not all kids and, anyway, it’s not much fun.

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Yoda: Ana Cristina Pratas – Digital Bridges for Learners

04 Education, Academia, Advanced Cyber/IO, Civil Society, Cultural Intelligence, Liberation Technology
Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Digital Bridges for Learners

Ana Cristina Pratas

CristinaSkyBox, 27 September 2012

Although I have always tried to reach out individually to students, whether through their preferred learning style, topics which related to their social environment and interests,  or with activities they enjoyed in class, never has there been a point in time when the emphasis of learning was so learner-centred as now.  With the increasing implementation of mobile tech, learning is revolving around the student: with their iPads, they can work calmly through their iBooks or create their own book with materials which they choose and are relevant to both themselves and their course work.

In turn, this also has implications for the teacher – new roles in the classroom and often new approaches and patterns in teaching. However, with all the freedom of learning, there are hiccups which also occur. How willing are students to (initially) take on the responsibility for their learning, particularly when they have grown up in cultures where rote-learning was customary or where they were comfortable in shifting responsibility of their learning outcomes to teachers?

All freedom demands responsibility and accountability – characteristics which students are not always ready to take on board.

Freedom is also a learning process and bridges need to be built, put in place for both learners and teachers.

Full post and two graphics below the line.

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Penguin: Bandi Mbubi at TED – Demand a Fair Trade Cell Phone

02 Diplomacy, 05 Civil War, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Wild Cards, 11 Society, Civil Society, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Corruption, Government, IO Deeds of War, Liberation Technology
Who, Me?

Your mobile phone, computer and game console have a bloody past — tied to tantalum mining, which funds the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Drawing on his personal story, activist and refugee Bandi Mbubi gives a stirring call to action. (Filmed at TEDxExeter.)  Bandi Mbubi would like to make sure that you are using a fair trade cell phone.

Bandi Mbubi grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, experiencing first hand the political unrest and oppression which have since worsened there. As a student activist, Bandi suffered persecution and fled the country, seeking political asylum in the U.K. But Mbubi has kept his home country on his radar, noting how the mining of tantalum — a mineral used in cell phones and computers — has fueled the ongoing war there in which 5 million have died.

While Mbubi sees the cell phone as an instrument of oppression for this reason, he knows that phones can also bring great freedom. And so he has formed CongoCalling.org, a campaign to inspire both the public and companies that make electronics to pay attention to how tantalum used in consumer electronics is mined and traded.

Mbubi is also the Director of the Manna Society, a center for the homeless in South London, and a Trustee of Church Action on Poverty.

TED Video (9:22)

Mini-Me: Do-It-Yourself Cell Phones – A Tipping Point for Humanity

Advanced Cyber/IO, Hardware, Liberation Technology, Mobile
Who? Mini-Me?

Huh?

Open-Source Phone Pushes The Boundaries Of DIY Tech

Tired of high cost mobile phones? Feel guilty that while you’ve got a paper thin phone, it’s hard to recycle elements are destroying the planet ? Turns out, you don’t need Samsung or LG to stay in touch with those you love.

David A. Mellis, from MITs High-Low Tech group, has created a DIY mobile phone out of easily obtained electronic parts and a little bit of plywood. It may not have the internet connectivity or giant touchscreen of your current mobile phone, but it’s a completely self-made, operational phone, which means it’s low impact and free from the constraints of mass production.

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According to Mellis, the initial prototype combines a custom electronic circuit board with a laser-cut plywood and veneer enclosure. The phone accepts a standard SIM card and works with any GSM provider. Cellular connectivity is provided by the SM5100B GSM Module, available from SparkFun Electronics. The display may only be about 1.8″ across, but it does offer color images. Currently, the software supports voice calls, but the folks at High-Low Tech say SMS and other functionality could be added with the same hardware. Altogether the prototype contains about $150 in parts.

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“By creating and sharing open-source designs for the phone’s circuit board and case, we hope to encourage a proliferation of personalized and diverse mobile phones,” say the designers. Want to give it a try? The source code, circuit design files (Eagle), and case design files (Inkscape) are hosted in the damellis/cellphone repository on GitHub.

Phi Beta Iota:  Combined with OpenBTS and Open Spectrum, this puts the stake in the heart of both governments and corporations seeking to create scarcity instead of infinite access.

See Also:

Open Source Everything Headlines

16-17 August 2012 London The Global Summit (Occupyish)

#OSE Open Source Everything, Advanced Cyber/IO, Cultural Intelligence, Liberation Technology, Mobile
The Global Summit 2012
In the new global economy, innovation happens in diverse sectors.
The Global Summit is where it all comes together.
As the Olympics come to a close (on August 12), we’ll begin linking social innovators with the teams and technologies they need to create rippling social and economic impact. Be part of it!

The Global Summit 2012 Biennial Meeting :: Aug 16 & 17, 2012

*Main Venue Address:  200 Aldersgate, St. Paul’s, London EC1A 4HD

*Benefit soiree August 15 held off-site (private location TBA).

Time & Dates:

  • Daily Registration, AM Tea & Danish – 8-9am
  • Thursday August 16th – Program Begins (Sharp Start) 9am – 9pm
  • Friday August 17th – Program 9am – 6pm

Delegate registration includes:

  • 2 days of hands on solutions in action with other thought-leaders
  • 2 Full Meals (Sustainable Vegan Cuisine) per day August 16 & 17
  • 3 breaks per day, with tea and snacks
  • Special Workshops and networking events
  • Access to collaboration & networking software
  • Full training in 7 Stages to Sustainability (at Summit and online)

Summit Home Page

SmartPlanet: Glasses provide live language translation

Advanced Cyber/IO, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Commercial Intelligence, Hacking, Liberation Technology, Mobile
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Glasses provide live language translation

Here’s the scene: you’re traveling, and you walk into a little restaurant and the menu is entirely in a language you don’t understand, without pictures. You’ve got a couple of choices. You can leave, and try to find a place with English translations. You can try to hack your way through a conversation with the waiter, who also doesn’t speak your language. Or, you can point randomly at the menu and live with the consequences.

Well, in the future there will be another, better, answer. Live, realtime translation built into your glasses. Enter: Project Glass. British hacker and DIYer Will Powell has built a pair of glasses that can (albeit roughly) project a translation of your conversation onto your glasses. Here’s what it looks like:

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John Robb: 3D Printing of Weapons – Public Power by Printer

10 Security, 11 Society, Advanced Cyber/IO, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Hacking, Hardware, Liberation Technology
John Robb

Printing Weapons at Home for Fun and Mayhem

It’s now possible to print functional weapons at home.  This is going to progress rapidly now.

Think: global file sharing of designs for servicable weapons, from pistols on up to ?, that can be printed at home.  What you can print — from the materials to the size/quality of the object to the completeness (snap together construction) — is already moving forward quickly.  The weapons effort will just be along for the ride.

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“HaveBlue” has tested the first “printed” firearm and it works.  Here’s his site, but it’s VERY slow.   It didn’t blow up in his face.

Granted, he used an older professional grade Stratys 3D printer to do it.   Printeres are much better now and handle many new materials.

Haveblue has been testing the “market” for distributing CAD/CAM weapons designs.  His post of an earlier design to Thingverse (a site for 3D printing design patterns) led to a change in their policy (although it hasn’t been enforced).

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Haveblue’s work is based on the Solidworks files available for download from the CNCguns site.  Here’s his earlier project:

Phi Beta Iota:  Violence should be a last resort — publics today are far from fully exploiting the use of public intelligence in the  public interest.  However, it bears mention that both Gandhi and Martin Luther King were quite clear:  non-violence is preferable to violence, but violence is preferable to continued oppression.  Most governments, including the European governments still favoring banks over people and refusing to honor the Iceland model, no longer represent their publics and have lost all legitimacy in the eyes of many.  We pray they will awaken to the reality that those governments that do not empower, protect, and respect the public, will ultimately be abolished.  In the meantime, they are merely ignored.