Journal: True Cost Meme Marches On…

10 Transnational Crime, 12 Water, True Cost

US Retailers Face $191 Billion in Fraud Losses Each Year
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Time for change – Water saving – Ecademy
Identify the true cost of water. Do you know how much your business spends on water per annum or how much is water costing you? Check your water bills for the last 3 years and note the annual consumption and cost.

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Journal: Wall Street Scam Collateral Damage II

03 Economy, Analysis, Budgets & Funding, Commercial Intelligence, Communities of Practice, Ethics, Key Players, Methods & Process, Policy, Reform, Strategy

Collateral Damager Part II
Collateral Damage Part II

Collateral Damage (Part 2):

The Subprime Crisis and the Terrorist Attacks on September 11 2001_2612

The time has come for the public to do its own intelligence on treason and fraud.  This second part of the report names many names, including Henry Kissinger.  The two reports together, in our judgment, amply justify a public demand for a Grand Jury to indict all named individuals.

Collateral Damage Part I

Journal: $750 Billion Wall Street Scam, Russian Anger, Chinese Intent, We are NOT Making This Up!

Better link, thanks to Chaos Computer Club.

Journal: $750 Billion Wall Street Scam, Russian Anger, Chinese Intent, We are NOT Making This Up!

Analysis, Budgets & Funding, Commercial Intelligence, Communities of Practice, Ethics, InfoOps (IO), Key Players, Methods & Process, Policies, Policy, Reform, Strategy

EDIT:  See alsoJournal: Wall Street Scam Collateral Damage II

From a Source in Moscow (First Two Paragraphs Only)

Russian trade ministry officials are reporting to Prime Minister Putin today that China is preparing to plunge the United States and European Union into the “dustbin of history” as major World economic powers over their, the West’s, deliberate collapsing of the present Global economic system in order to install their long sought after New World Order.

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Full Story Online

China’s intent to carry out on their threat, these reports say, began this past week when, as perhaps best stated by one American financial analyst, China told the West to go “straight to hell” when the Chinese stated they would deliberately default on Trillions-of dollars in US backed debt security instruments called  OTC  because they were fraudulently created by Western bankers and as such are now considered an “act of war”.

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Reference: US Intelligence & Global Banking

Analysis, Budgets & Funding, Commercial Intelligence, Communities of Practice, Ethics, InfoOps (IO), Key Players, Methods & Process, Policies, Policy, Reform, Strategy
59-Page Shocker (PDF)
59-Page Shocker (PDF)
Black Eagle Trust & Golden Lily
Black Eagle Trust & Golden Lily

The truth at any cost….

read this and weep for the demise of the Republic.

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Event: 20 Nov 09 NYC Howard Bloom Reality Rant

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What:  A Roaring Rant With Howard Bloom–A Reality Sandwich Salon

When: November 20, 2009, 7 pm

Where: Collective Hardware, 169 Bowery, Manhattan

Who: YOU!  Open, just show up.

The Genius of the Beast: A Radical ReVision of Capitalism comes to life when Howard Bloom blasts the stage. Says the Village Voice, “machine-gun raconteur scientist (and ex-PR magnate to the stars) Howard Bloom .” is a ““speaker of incendiary mercurial intellect.” Bloom’s first NYC roaring rant in four years. Don’t miss it.

Emceed by Reality Sandwich founder Daniel Pinchbeck, who disagrees with Bloom about EVERYTHING.

Forget sparks. Minds will fly!

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Howard Bloom is the author of the spanking new book The Genius of the Beast: A Radical ReVision of Capitalism (“exhilaratingly-written and masterfully-researched.  I couldn’t put it down.”–James Burke); not to mention The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History (“mesmerizing”-The Washington Post); Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From The Big Bang to the 21st Century (“reassuring and sobering”-The New Yorker): and How I Accidentally Started The Sixties (“a monumental, epic, glorious literary achievement.”  Timothy Leary).

PACOM Week in Review Ending 15 Nov 09

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Hot Topics

AA: Indian forces were on high alert on Lanka’s fear of army coup 11/13/09

AA: NZ, Australia Join Forces On Vaccine Rollout 11/12/09

CN: China’s hidden night of state bloodshed 11/15/09

CN: China wants a lead role in fight against Somali pirates 11/10/09

CN: China: A Superpower Stirs 11/13/09

ID: Indonesia draws up plan to force Sri Lankans home 11/16/09

LK: Retiring Sri Lankan Gen. Contends Gov. Politicians Planted Coup Rumors 11/14/09

LK: Sri Lanka court acquits Tamil MPs 11/03/09

LK: Sri Lanka Says 164000 War Refugees Remain in Northern Camps 11/09/09

NP: Nepal: The People’s Movement 11/12/09

PH: Philippines leader signs act outlawing torture 11/13/09

TH: Military HQ rejects spy allegation 11/14/09

TH: Two charged over Thai king health rumours 11/02/09

Below the Fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime

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Journal: Real-Time Intelligence & Medicare Fraud

07 Health, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Real Time

Full Story Online
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Govt: Medicare paid $47 billion in suspect claims

By HOPE YEN

The Associated Press
Sunday, November 15, 2009; 1:58 AM

WASHINGTON — The government paid more than $47 billion in questionable Medicare claims including medical treatment showing little relation to a patient’s condition, wasting taxpayer dollars at a rate nearly three times the previous year.  . . . . . .

n recent years, the suspect claims have included Medicare prescriptions from doctors who were dead, and requests for payment for medical supplies such as blood glucose strips for sexual impotence and diabetic shoes for leg amputees. Patients, many of them new citizens who barely speak English, are sometimes recruited by brokers who go door-to-door offering hundreds of dollars for use of their Medicare numbers.  . . . . . .

Records released in the past week showed that CMS for three years ignored internal watchdog warnings about swindlers stealing millions of dollars by scamming several Medicare programs. The agency received roughly 30 warnings from inspectors but didn’t respond to half of them, even after repeated letters.

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Reference: Chinese Information Warfare

02 China, Monographs

Full Report Online
Full Report Online

Phi Beta Iota: Read the report and draw your own conclusions.  On balance we give it a C+ [this is actually a complement]  in part because it cost too much to get to this point, neglects all Chinese and other language sources, neglects or is unaware of the non-military capabilites, and is completely lacking in context–the Chinese are NOT emphasizing attack IW as much as capture and exploit IW, in all the languages we do not comprehend, and for the purpose of waging peace and conquering, with soft power, the entire Southern Hemisphere.  Our two-pager on Chinese Irregular Warfare is free and more policy-relevant.  See also:

Journal: CINCPAC Slams IC on China

Reference: Information Operations (IO) Newsletters

Review: Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World

Review: The Second World–Empires and Influence in the New Global Order

Reference: United Nations Terrorism Desirata

09 Terrorism, Communities of Practice, Peace Intelligence, United Nations & NGOs

Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Recommended by Researcher Berto Jongman.

2009-11-15 UN Overview of Terrorism Research Desirata Gestation

2009-11-15 UN List of Terrorism Research Priorities

Phi Beta Iota: Researcher Berto Jongman is a disciple and most respectful student of the work of Alex Schmid and more recently, the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) practices of Researcher Arno Reuser, who leads one of a handful of military OSINT teams that are truly on the bleeding edge of accomplishment and global access (analog & unpublished as well as the obvious).

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Journal: Cyber-Security or Cyber-Scam? Plus Short List of Links to Reviews and Books on Hacking 101

Analysis, Collaboration Zones, Communities of Practice, Ethics, InfoOps (IO), Key Players, Mobile, Policies, Real Time, Threats

Full Story Online
Full Story Online

COVER STORY: The Cyberwar Plan  It’s not just a defensive game; cyber-security includes attack plans too, and the U.S. has already used some of them successfully.

by Shane Harris Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009

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14 tech firms form cybersecurity alliance for government Lockheed Martin, top suppliers launch initiative for government market

By Wyatt Kash  Nov 12, 2009

Phi Beta Iota: It is a scam, big time.  The U.S. does not have–outside of our small number of colleagues in Hackers on Planet Earth and the Silicon Valley Hackers/THINK Conference–the brainpower and cummulative skills to fill the Potemkin Center, much less staff a capability with global reach.

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