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VIDEO — Cody Wilson, Defense Distributed, “The Bitcoin Community Has Sold Out”

The Conscious Resistance
Oct 28, 2014

On Saturday October 25 Derrick Broze caught up with Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed. Cody produced the controversial 3D printed gun, The Liberator. Cody discusses the failures of the bitcoin community, the optimism of libertarians, and Dark Wallet.

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A ‘No Social Media List’ For Extremists And Potential Terrorists?

by Michael Snyder
End Of The American Dream
Sept 30, 2014

You have heard of the “No Fly List”, right?  Well, now the Tories are pledging that if they win the next election in the UK they will establish a list of “extremists” that will have to have their social media posts “approved in advance by the police” before they post them.  There are also plans to ban “extremists” from broadcasting and speaking at public events.  The stated goal of these proposals is to crack down on terrorism, but in the process the civil liberties of the British people are going to be flushed down the toilet.  And the American people need to pay close attention to what is going on in the UK, because whatever police state measures are implemented over there usually also get implemented over here eventually.  For those that believe that we need to do “whatever it takes” to fight terrorism, there is a very important question that you need to ask yourself.  What if the government decides that you are an “extremist” because of what you believe?  What will you do then?

When I saw a report in the Telegraph today entitled “Extremists to have Facebook and Twitter vetted by anti-terror police“, I could hardly believe it.

Do the British people actually want a “no social media list” that will essentially ban people from using Facebook and Twitter even though they haven’t actually been convicted of doing anything wrong?

The following is a brief excerpt from that article

Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives.

They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, under the new Extremist Disruption Orders.

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will lay out plans to allow judges to ban people from broadcasting or protesting in certain places, as well as associating with specific people.

The plans — to be brought in if the Conservatives win the election in May — are part of a wide-ranging set of rules to strengthen the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.

This sounds like an Orwellian nightmare for the British people.

And who is an “extremist” anyway?

We are being told that those that belong to ISIS are extremists, and nobody would argue that.

But the article in the Telegraph makes it sound like any group “that spreads or promotes hatred” would be considered extremist.  And under these new proposals, even belonging to such a group could get you thrown into prison for up to 10 years

The Home Secretary will also introduce “banning orders” for extremist groups, which would make it a criminal offence to be a member of or raise funds for a group that spreads or promotes hatred. The maximum sentence could be up to 10 years in prison.

So what does all of that exactly mean?

Would anti-abortion groups be considered “extremist”?

Would groups promoting traditional values be considered “extremist”?

Would groups protesting against the abuses of the British government be considered “extremist”?

Would Christian churches ultimately be considered “extremist” because they don’t agree with the radical liberal agenda of the central government?

Essentially what the Tories propose to do is to tightly regulate all speech.  And there is no way to do that without turning the entire United Kingdom into a totalitarian hellhole.

Meanwhile, the United States continues to march down a similar road.

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VIDEO — Bitcoin vs. Political Power: The Cryptocurrency Revolution – Stefan Molyneux at TNW Conference

Stefan Molyneux
Apr 25, 2014

Historically, politicians have always fought for the power to create money out of thin air, so they can increase their spending without having to directly increase taxes. The staggering growth of political power throughout the twentieth century — the century of war — was largely made possible by replacing money limited by gold with paper currencies, which can be printed at will by government-controlled banks.

Cryptocurrencies are the first self-limiting monetary systems in the history of mankind, and could be our greatest chance to check the growth of political power since the Magna Carta. Join Stefan Molyneux, the host of Freedomain Radio – the most popular philosophy show in the world – as he reveals the hidden political and military power of government currencies, and shows how cryptocurrencies could be greatest revolution in human history, and the foundation of a truly free and prosperous planet.

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VIDEO — Andreas M. Antonopoulos educates Senate of Canada about Bitcoin (Oct 8, ENG)

Bitcoin Embassy
Oct 8, 2014

October 8th 2014, Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce
“Study on the use of digital currency”, 11th session

Background on the “Study on the use of digital currency”:

In Canada, the public debate surrounding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is currently being formalized as the official “Study on the use of digital currency”, a consultative exercise conducted at the initiative of the Senate of Canada’s Banking, Trade and Commerce committee.

Although the Senate of Canada exerts less authority than the House of Commons, its standing committees have proven to be an influential source of expertise and opinion. It also enjoys considerable international attention: according to Stuart Hoegner, general counsel at the Bitcoin Alliance, “no other parliamentary body in the world has publicly canvassed the breadth of materials and opinion that this committee has”.

[hat tip: New World Next Week]


Facebook & Apple Are Paying Women to Delay Having Children — video included

by Susanne Posel
OccupyCorporatism.com
Oct 15, 2014

occupycorporatism-freezingeggsFacebook has been offering female employees the chance to freeze their eggs by paying up to $20,000 in expenses and give the gift of putting of having children in exchange for working through the “prime career-building years”.

Apple said in a public statement: “We want to empower women at Apple to do the best work of their lives as they care for loved ones and raise their families.”

Around the age of 35, women on average are expected to begin having a family by way of societal pressures.

It is also round this age that the viability of eggs for freezing begins to diminish and therefore harvesting these eggs would not guarantee the employee would be able to use them for fertilization successfully in the near future.

In fact, it is unknown how successful a woman of 30 or 40 who has had her eggs frozen would be in being able to become pregnant using this method.

Jennifer Eaton, medical director of assisted reproductive technology at Duke Fertility Center (DFC) said: “We don’t yet have patients who’ve cryopreserved eggs in their 20s and are coming back in their 30s and 40s, because the technology is so new.”

Author Sarah Elizabeth Richards spent nearly $50,000 freezing her eggs 8 years ago and chronicled her experiences in a book: “You feel bad about yourself, like you’re the odd man out, and somehow you’ve messed up on your path. By freezing, you’ve done something about it. You’re walking taller; your head is held higher. And that can pay off in both your work and romantic lives. Egg freezing gives you the gift of time to start a family, but it’s also, like, here’s how many years I actually have left for my other goals—what can I do with them?”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated in their National Vital Statistics Report (NVSR) that “since the 1970s the number of women having babies between the ages of 35 and 39 has increased 150%” while the other side of this trend reveals that 2 out of every 100 infants born in the US are conceived with the help of fertility treatments.

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MUST READ — FEMA Conducting Pandemic Drills Amidst Ebola Crisis

by Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
Oct 16, 2014

In yet another curious coincidence surrounding the recent Ebola crisis, it appears that FEMA has been preparing for the appearance of a pandemic of deadly disease in the near future all along.

As part of theFEMA Pandemic Exercise Series: PANDEMIC ACCORD: 2013-14 Pandemic Influenza Continuity Exercise Strategy , the Sifma.org website states that,

The Federal Executive Boards in New York City and Northern New Jersey in partnership with FEMA Region II, The Department of Health and Human Services Region II, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Clearing House Association are sponsoring a two year series of pandemic influenza continuity exercises – tabletop exercise 2013 (complete), full scale exercise 2014 – to increase readiness for a pandemic event amongst Federal Executive Departments and Agencies, US Court, State, tribal, local jurisdictional and private sector continuity.

The exercise, having been underway since 2013 is scheduled to continue to December 4th 2014. The exercise will involve eight scheduled events and/or webinars which will discuss questions surrounding continuity of operations for essential services, transportation impacts, disruption in communications and internet connectivity, disruptions to power sources and other related possible damages to the normal function of societal life. The exercises also deal with the aftermath of the pandemic including “coping with the deaths of multiple coworkers/loved ones,” “replacing staff,” and “replacing personal protective equipment for a potential next wave.”

The fictional pandemic is designed as an influenza virus spreading from person to person worldwide. Sifma describes the setting for this exercise by peppering in statistics regarding the 1918 “Spanish Flu” and projected damage done to the U.S. population as well as the U.S. economy.

The stated objectives of the exercise are “to mitigate vulnerabilities during a pandemic influenza outbreak; to identify gaps or weaknesses in pandemic planning or in organization pandemic influenza continuity plans, policies, and procedures; and encourage private and public organizations to jointly plan for, and test, their pandemic influenza plans.”

The Sifma website provides an overall summary of the exercise as well as links to webinar presentations which can be viewed for free.

Regardless of the origins of the Ebola crisis, whether it be conspiracy or gross incompetence, there are a number of aspects to the entire situation which simply do not add up. While one would not argue that preparedness on the part of the federal government regarding a possible pandemic is a bad thing, its behavior thus far has exuded anything but preparedness. Considering America’s sordid history with national emergency exercises, the ongoing FEMA pandemic exercise cannot help but raise red flags.

Recently from Brandon Turbeville:

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real ConspiraciesFive Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 300 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com. 

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[hat tip: Alex Hunter]


VIDEO — #WakeUpCall: Narcissists exploit Syrian children

RT
Oct 14, 2014

For IN the NOW with Anissa Naouai, The Resident discusses how yet another hashtag campaign is making the rounds on Twitter. This time, the goal is to get people to post photos of themselves just waking up and then challenging their friends to do the same, all while donating money to UNICEF to aid Syrian children. Called #WakeUpCall, it hasn’t taken off nearly as much as the Ice Bucket Challenge did, exposing one of two main flaws in hashtag activism.

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Hackers Hijack Retailers’ Showroom PCs for Cryptocurrency Mining

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by | Published on October 9, 2014 at 13:40 BST

Dutch hackers have started hijacking laptops showcased in retail stores and using them for cryptocurrency mining, according to a report.

The stores involved have admitted that an undisclosed number of display samples were affected by malware and said they would take steps to eliminate the practice.

Dutch tech publication Computerworld reported the problem on 7th October after a computer science student revealed that laptops in the Media Markt chain of shops have been exposed to mining malware for some months.

Computerworld found that a total of 105 laptops were part of a botnet and that an estimated €500 had been generated in mining revenue over that time.

Media-Saturn Netherlands, owner of Media Markt, said it should not be possible to run malware on the machines as “a display model should require the password of an administrator”, adding:

“We will consult with our locations and suppliers [...] Where necessary, we will come up with new or more stringent protocols.”

Several other stores were found to have a risk of malware, namely Paradigit, MyCom and Computerland, according to the report.

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3D printer for creating untraceable AR-15 rifles hits market

RT USA

Published time: October 03, 2014 03:21

A screen from a YouTube video by Defense Distributed

Defense Distributed has offered a pre-sale of its new milling machine which allows buyers to print and assemble a steel AR-15 rifle in the comfort of their own home. The weapon is completely untraceable.

Ghost Gunner is the company’s new computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) milling machine. Unlike its so-called Liberator gun, which is a plastic gun design to be created via a 3D printer, the Ghost Gunner is the PC-connected hardware for manufacturing the lower receiver of the popular AR-15 rifle.

The receiver is the control part of a firearm which houses the operating parts and serves as the frame of the gun. Without it, the weapon is inoperable. It is also where the manufacturer places the serial number, which is required by law.

The US does allow for creating a firearm from parts or kits, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which states: “[An] unlicensed individual may make a ‘firearm’ as defined in the GCA for his own personal use, but not for sale or distribution.”

As a way to get around that law, manufacturers can make a semi-finished lower receiver that “isn’t technically a gun, but gets as close to the line as possible,” Ars Technica reported. The metal piece is usually 80 percent finished, and can be purchased from a variety of companies. The Ghost Gunner machine will finish the lower receiver, and then customers can purchase the rest of the AR-15 parts online, without being subjected to waiting periods or background checks.

The company’s co-founder, Cody Wilson, is a self-described anarchist. He told Wired that he wants to make the process of avoiding government weapons regulations easier and more accessible than ever before.

“Typically this has been the realm of gunsmiths, not the casual user. This is where digital manufacturing, the maker movement, changes things,” he said. “We developed something that’s very cheap, that makes traditional gunsmithing affordable. You can do it at home.”

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Couple to Get Married on the Bitcoin Blockchain at Disney Bitcoin Conference

28769-bitcoinby Adam Hofman
Bitcoin Magazine
Sept 23, 2014

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL, SEPTEMBER 22 – The value of Bitcoin is about to become life changing for one couple, who will use Bitcoin technology to register their marriage on the blockchain, as one of the governance services provided by Bitnation.

This hi-tech wedding is the first of its kind, and will take place at the Disney World Coins in the Kingdom Bitcoin Conference on October 4th and 5th at The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista on The Walt Disney World Resort.

David Mondrus is a serial entrepreneur, CEO of RedboxJewels.com, and advisor at Bitnation, who met Joyce Bayo while he was researching new business opportunities in the Philippines. She stole his heart when she fed him pineapple on a boat. He stole a kiss from her the following night and she has been trying to get it back ever since.

“We believe that like the blockchain, our love and marriage are forever and that our relationship is not defined by governments or the church.  So enshrining our commitment to each other in the blockchain in front of our friends is very dear to us.” said David Mondrus, the groom.

The blockchain is a cryptographically secure public ledger distributed amongst all of its users, which records all transactions on the the Bitcoin Network.  When one address signs a transaction it is broadcasted to the network and recorded forever.  The blockchain cannot be changed or edited unless there is a consensus within the community of people from all over the world who help maintain the ledger and at this point that numbers above 7000+.  The blockchain allows people to be able to always go back and verify when a transaction has a occurred, where it was sent from, and the address which received the transaction.

One way of utilizing this public ledger technology is to embed messages or contracts inside of a transaction.  These contracts or messages can be seen by anybody looking at the blockchain as long as it exists.  Pondering what type of records one usually documents publically, a variety of uses come to mind such as marriages, titles, notarized documents, shareholder agreements, and even votes.  Once embedded within the blockchain, it is easy to determine who owns what utilizing a tool called a block explorer and all without the necessity of a central physical location to store the documents.  In effect the blockchain is a record of all of our actions and achievements stamped permanently in time. The blockchain is a transparent time capsule for all to see.

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Facebook Wi-Fi Drone the Size of 747 Could Fly in 2015

Red Ice Creations
Sept 25, 2014

From: NBC News

The Facebook drones are on their way, and we’re not talking about bored friends who send out Candy Crush Saga invites. The company shared a few more details about its plan to use drones to provide free Wi-Fi to the two-thirds of the world’s population that lack Internet access. First, don’t call them “drones,” Yael Maguire, engineering director of Facebook’s Connectivity Lab, said Monday at the Social Good Summit in New York City. Instead he refers to them as “planes,” seeing as they will be “roughly the size” of airplanes “like a 747,” although much, much lighter.

They also will have to be powered by the sun to continuously provide Wi-Fi coverage. It would not be the first solar-powered plane; the makers of the Solar Impulse 2 told the AP in April that their vehicle could theoretically fly indefinitely. That plane, however, had a pilot. Facebook hopes to get around regulatory and technical barriers to let one person be in control of up to 100 of its drones. Maguire said that Facebook hoped to test one of its planes in the United States by 2015 and have them sending out Wi-Fi signals in the next three to five years.

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