Prayers for Kay in the UK

Normally I don’t acknowledge rude comments, as I’ve said, as I know none of us are interested in reading them, but I’m going to make an exception because I believe someone is in need of our prayers.

Kay in the UK made nasty remarks today (tonight, in the UK), expecting I would simply delete her comment as I do the others, but I think she needs help.

It isn’t the first time Kay has done this, and I feel she must be a very unhappy person if she gets her jollies from verbally attacking people from behind her computer. Perhaps she’s had a few drinks and lost her better judgment. She used “LOL” a couple of times so I know she derived some satisfaction from it.

Kay says that I am “self-absorbed”, a “hypocrite”, and that I “believe everything until the next thing comes along”.

Interesting, as other readers have expressed gratitude for the fact that I present many sides to a story so they can decide for themselves what the truth is.

Kay apparently believes that I agree with every article I post.

I thought I had made it clear that I feel we are better off collecting information, using discernment, and remaining open minded to the possibilities—especially these days— since things are not what they seem, but people will be people.

Most important, it doesn’t matter what we believe because in many cases we will all be wrong. I don’t care if I’m wrong. I’m doing my best to deal with a difficult and complex situation on this planet with ease and grace.

What can I say, Kay, except that I’m sorry you’re so miserable, and remember—others are our mirrors, and reflect back what we most despise in ourselves.

You might want to use a mirror to love yourself a little more.

Love and light to you, Kay. I hope you feel better soon.  ~ BP

NEIL KEENAN UPDATE: KEENAN GOES INTO THE LION’S DEN – MEETS WITH CABAL CHIEFTAIN – REVEALS HIS OWN FINANCIAL DOOMSDAY WEAPONS AGAINST THE CABAL – KEENAN SOUNDS THE CHARGE (VIDEO)

Starship Earth: The Big Picture:

I hope Jean knows best, because I certainly don’t.

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

I am sorry for the confusion! I made the mistake of posting this post before opening Comments. I have since updated this post HERE, and you can read and leave comments there, as well. Please accept my apology; I’m not used to closing/opening Comments. ~J

While everyone has been offering support and help on my blog, I have known that the story to which we were responding was not the ‘real’ story. This fact got to me, and so I closed our Comments section. Today, I’m opening Comments again so that you all can respond to what I do believe is the real story. Neil sounds the alarm in very clear terms: our very species is at risk. While it may appear to be a scary thought, I think if we do not permit ourselves to be divided, but stand together against the cabal, in reality we have nothing…

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Truthers Have the Navy Yard Shooting Pegged as Another False Flag within Hours

Didn’t take long, did it? Truthers are on this like white on rice, and it’s only been a few hours.

No amount of damage control by the governments’ lamestream mouthpieces can protect them from the wrath of the 99 per cent now. They have crossed the red line and too many people know their MO.

It will be humourous to see how they lie about this one. I feel sorry for them. It’s actually pathetic. They can’t even see that we don’t believe a word of it any more—and that we actually EXPECT it.

My initial thought was that the shooters were under mind control but I didn’t want to get labeled a conspiracy theorist! LOL

We just had lunch at a local establishment and the owner surprised me by bringing up this shooting and knew it was a government op. He knew all about false flags, gun control, rigged voting machines, government lies, secret agendas and chemical weapons in Syria used by the terrorists. It’s really satisfying to chat with people who get it.   ~ BP

 

US Navy Yard shooting: possible to learn the truth?

Breaking: US Navy Yard shooting: is it possible to learn the truth?

By Jon Rappoport
September 16, 2013

I’ve covered a number of mass shootings. Assuming the people arrested or killed had anything to do with them, one of the top questions is: was the shooter on psychiatric meds?

The mainstream press doesn’t push for answers.

It’s a vital question. In school shootings, we’ve learned that the answer is often yes. For example, Eric Harris at Columbine in 1999 was on Luvox, an SSRI antidepressant. These SSRIs are well known for pushing people over the edge into violence; and the manic effects can also motivate them to form grandiose plans for destruction. (See the website “SSRI stories” for documented accounts.)

In the last few years, the US Armed Forces have loaded down their personnel with psychiatric meds, which have led to suicides and killings.

Typically, at these shootings, pharmaceutical investigators show up to find out whether their drugs are involved, so, if necessary, they can clamp down on “information leaks” and instead divert the conversation to: “he had a mental disorder,” as if that, rather than the drugs, was the key factor.

Another top question: was it a “random” shooting or was it an intentional op, designed for several purposes:

implementing a further gun grab from private citizens;

a lesson in official control—”obey the instructions of the authorities and shelter in place”;

inducing generalized fear and demoralization in the population;

and distracting the public from ongoing scandals/ops—e.g., Syria, NSA spying, Benghazi.

Two tweets may or not be be relevant here:

Scott MacFarlane (NBC 4 I-team reporter, Washington DC—unless someone has hijacked his twitter account): “Navy ran mass shooting drill in Feb-March at Navy Yard. Part of nationwide ‘Citadel shield’ security program.”

Jonathan Feng: “There was one active shooter drill during my time at Navy Yard. I was stuck inside a building while getting lunch. Guess which building.”

Several other tweets (unconfirmed info) claim a drill took place at the Navy Yard several days ago.

Several mass killings (e.g., Aurora, Boston bombing) took place at the same time as, or close to the time of, official terror drills, suggesting several possibilities—one being the drills were prepping for an intentional op.

As navy.mil reports, in March of 2012, not 2013, a Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield exercise took place, “designed to test the service’s ability to respond to nation-wide threats to its installations, units, personnel and families.”

Adm. John C Harvey Jr. stated, “Overall, it was a resounding success…”

How did two or three armed shooters enter the Navy Yard and get past security today? Will the mainstream press do a deep investigation on that?

So far, officials are telling the press that at least 6 people have been killed at the Navy Yard and 10 have been wounded. There are two or three shooters, which suggests some level of planning and coordination. DHS has released a pat statement: “no known connection to terrorism,” which means nothing.

In Washington DC, open or concealed carry of weapons (by private citizens) is illegal. Therefore, aside from armed security guards at the Navy Yard, no civilian workers in the buildings can defend themselves against the shooters. Also, from what I can gather, non-security military personnel working inside the Navy Yard are forbidden from carrying weapons as well.

From 1886 to 1964, the US Navy Yard manufactured weapons for the US Navy. According to a Wikipedia article, it was, by the start of WW2, the largest ordnance naval yard in the world.

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10 Signs the Global Elite are Losing Control

A lot of money laundering was done
in this baby.
It’s given up the ghost.

Those of us who are WIDE awake and firing on all eight cylinders know of many more than ten, but this will suffice for now. It’s helpful when someone ropes them together into a clump so they’re more visible.   ~ BP

Karma is coming for the elite in a big way. As the Powers That Be Were head toward a devastating defeat in their war plans for Syria, signs are emerging that their rule over humanity is rapidly diminishing.

Over the last decade the global elite have been on a mad dash to consolidate power over the world. It’s always been their plan like some evil villain in a comic book, but after 9/11 the plan went into overdrive and then turbo charged during the financial crisis of 2008.

10 Signs The Global Elite Are Losing Control

Yet it’s doomed to fail because humans are meant to be guided by their own free will, not controlled like livestock. The more the elite try to control humanity, the more entropy occurs. Entropy, for those who don’t know, is the lack of order or predictability; a gradual decline into disorder.

Although the elite still enjoy a huge wealth advantage over the masses, they are now resigned to behaving like tyrants to maintain control. This, in turn, exposes their dark side which has been cleverly concealed for ages. Not anymore.

People are waking up in droves, at least as fast as the elite can build their full-spectrum prison matrix.  Let them try.  To paraphrase Victor Hugo, “No army can stop an idea whose time has come.”

Here are ten signs that the elite are losing control over the people:

1. Official lies no longer effective: The lies they tell simply don’t work anymore. There was a time when official lies, especially about war and peace, were believed. Because, after all, how evil would it be to lie about such things? Generally people want to believe they are being told the truth when life and death is at stake. The boy who cried wolf has cried one too many times. Even if they told the truth at this point, very few would believe them.

2. No confidence in politics: US politicians have a paltry approval rating. The trust in government is at all-time lows here and around the world. Mainstream polls show only 10% of the public has confidence in Congress. In other words, 90% don’t believe in them to be competent to govern.

Watch this Town Hall exchange where a man threatens US Senator John McCain with arrest for treason to his face. This would have never happened just a year or two ago.

3. No confidence in media: The most recent polls show that 77% of the population no longer trusts corporate TV news. Is it any wonder why the establishment media failed to sell the lies about the alleged Syria chemical event?  With all their monopoly might over the airwaves, they can no longer claim that black is white simply because officialdom says so.

4. Bankers rejected: Hungary recently became the first country to follow Iceland’s lead by shedding international bankers (IMF) and is considering pursuing prosecution of past prime ministers who enslaved the people with debt.

Look for this trend to continue even if nations decide to default to break free.

5. Vatican abruptly cleaning up its act: Under the previous Pope, Pope Benedict, scandals erupted from the Vatican ranging from covering up pedophile priests to money laundering and fraud. Benedict, in an unprecedented move, abruptly retired to make way for a seemingly much more likable Pope Francis. Pope Francis by all measures is working furiously to reclaim the church’s peaceful and humble reputation. Whether this is genuine or a PR move, it’s telling that the church was forced into such a drastic turnaround to save itself from losing all credibility.

6. Mutiny among soldiers: Finally. Soldiers, who are outlawed from making political statements, are steadily speaking out against US military adventurism. As Einstein famously said “The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.”

7. Militarized police state: One of the darkest signs that the elite are losing their grip on power is the construction of the militarized police state specifically trained to combat domestic civil unrest. Local cops with tanks and other combat gear are working with Feds at Fusion centers, active Army units are on American soil for the first time in history, the NSA spy grid is being used by the IRS and DEA, and the elimination of due process for Americans under the NDAA are just some of the tyrannical moves made to secure the elite criminals from public backlash. They’re clearly scared, and they should be given what they’ve done to the American people and the Constitution.

8. Serious secession movements everywhere: A state seceding from a larger political entity used to be an ultra-fringe concept, until now. In America, secession movements are winning over the public in parts of Colorado and California. In Europe, serious secession movements are happening in Spain and Scotland, as well as several EU nations flirting with the idea of dropping out of the euro. Decentralization = Entropy!

9. GMO food being rejected everywhere: Control the food and you control the people. True in theory, but much more difficult in practice. GMO leaders like Monsanto are being exposed. All of their economic and political strength cannot defeat the spread of knowledge about the dangers of pesticide-soaked Frankenfoods. GMO fields are being burned in protest in America and around the world, informed nations continue to reject their products, and labeling laws are gaining traction.

10. Cannabis liberation: Many reading this will think marijuana legalization is a superficial development. However, it is a major signpost that the elite’s grip is fading.  Enormous resources have been spent to keep cannabis illegal. Cannabis has been a powerful medicine for physical, mental, and spiritual health throughout the ages. This single plant represents a huge threat to the power structures and their industries, hence its seemingly senseless illegality. The approaching global reversal of the tyrannical policy of prohibition is the first of many concessions to come.

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Finally! We Have Found the Perfect Way to Release Free Energy Technology to the People!

Starship Earth: The Big Picture:

Are we going to do this? Oh, yes we are! Thanks, Hope Girl! It is time.

Originally posted on HOPEGIRL BLOG:

 

UPDATE FROM QEG CAMPAIGN 9/12/2013:

Hello Beautifuls!!

I feel our Golden Age is truly showing itself as being fully here, now, on Earth and in our hearts and minds. We are absolutely astounded at the response and have been floating all day. Jamie and I have been talking about doing something big for humanity for years! And here’s our chance. There is no greater joy either of us can imagine – supplying something as meaningful as energy in a nice little packet, whose plans will be easily accessible as well as being able to supply complete units.

We now have a connection with 267 (and counting) of the greatest visionaries we know! And so many more on Facebook, Twitter, the FTW website (hopefully to be fully functioning very soon!), and we know YOU know the truth about energy: that we have been deprived of it for the sake…

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Event-o-Meter Update

Thanks to the BillBrockbrader FB group for sharing!  I forgot to go here and check for an update. Nice summary, Dave! 

I prefer to see our progress as further along than 35%—but that’s just my reality.  ~ BP

‘The Event’ Update: 1st September 2013

The Event-Ometer for August stood at 32% and is deemed Irreversible : Fact based changes of modern day : Hence a new score : August listings and global changes recorded

There appear to be many people and groups talking about The Event but nobody really following it who actually labels it as,  ”The Event”.

This report is unofficial and has no links attached as it is presumed that YOU the readers ( light- workers-warriors-starseeds-showers) are up to date with modern events.

David Wilcock calls it The New Golden Age.

Many others make passages concerning the SHTF and also in financial circles there are many variations of a New Financial situation bearing fruit anytime now. Commonly known as Global Financial Reset  or Global Collateral Accounts  or Revaluation (RV) etc.

Poof and Cobra (not necessarily together)  have been some of the best up to date resources on the latest news as have David Wilcock, Neil Keenan and Benjamin Fulford. (before you say “I DO NOT TRUST THESE SOURCES” please do a background check on each of these individuals before ramming egotistical-orientated thoughts on others).

Be that as it may, The Global Finance is the first item of the Event list to change even before The Event can possibly take place (and yes that means global financial collapse) and is very much a part of the scoring process. This self-invented and unofficial’  Event – Ometer scoring mechanism is designed for you and I, to get a better reading of when the S will HTF and has included comments made by many other awakened ones in various collectives on the internet around the world.

I carry out this work as diligently as possible and I try as hard as is humanly (Spiritually) possible without getting too inter-dimensional, My aim is to be understandable to new comers and to be pure and consult as many lightworkers along the way.  By learning from previous errors, I stay well clear of  forward dates and how much money we are all going to get , so please draw your own conclusions and make your own assumptions with your own dedicated research.

I can say this. “There is mounting evidence to suggest that globally something is about to happen on a galactic scale, and our lives are about to change … an unprecedented  occurrence in any other cosmic worlds” maybe an understatement. That is why it is simply called The Event.

The previous scoring of 32 % [August]  has been derived from earlier positive irreversible actions on the planet and it hovers below the Third 33.3 mark due to the following noted global events having already taken place.

1) Iceland blowing out IMF and Rothschild corrupt banking systems and actually jailing prominent stately figures and operating on a debt free currency basis to its own citizens.

2) Mass arrests, resignations, defections and killings of prominent banking and corporate figures (Killings are Cabal-orchestrated and to be disassociated with any resistance movement or noncompliance group) have to be taken into account for scoring purposes.

3) Release of Spiritual/cosmic/galactic existence and disclosure in the mainstream and government.

4) Changes at the BIG 3 i) Vatican ii) Corporation of London and iii) Washington DC.

5) Most modern day changes in Mainstream media and blatantly obvious false flag operations.

6) Exposure of the elite depopulation weather programs and global mass poisoning agendas.

7) The release of suppressed ancient intelligence and the secrets of our  natural spiritual capabilities and evolution.

Unfortunately Black ops and the dark side Cabal can firmly imprint themselves on humanity still to this day with continued bizarre stories like Nestlé trying to claim that they own the water and Spain who are now charging people for Solar panels and the suns rays, plus Australia is actually paying hard cash for Carbon tax and UK is paying Bedroom tax. These are all desperate and failing power acts of taking every penny and can be seen as Higher Oligarchical scrapping and in-house fighting, they show the element of control that they still impose on us due to  a largely dumbed-down mind controlled ( govern-control/ment-mind) society who are in denial.

So what happened in August that would elevate the Eventometer and by means of being irreversible?

1) Well gladly Hungary have now shown IMF the door and all Rothschild banking cartel have been asked to leave the country and so it seems that they may even attempt to leave the Euro, as Iceland they too are now issuing debt free monetary systems.

2) Nothing tops the events this month more than in Egypt. The positive military and the people showing such solidarity which strategically is one of the most important places on the planet and they are now not welcoming any US Cabal influences, weeding  the west out as they continuously attempt to break down this new alliance. Show your support for Egypt and Egyptians in any way shape or form, even if it is merely of light contact with people there. The internet should be used wisely.

3) The NSA and Snowden scandal is a massive pro-event : We all knew that spying was happening on a grand scale but what this exposure has done is huge having highlighted who is spying on whom and just how deep and thorough the spying was. The new distrust between nations now is at an all-time high and even Germany is now licking its wounds as it now sees its gold having been pillaged, coupled with the growing fact  that everyone from the cabal appears to be covertly spying on all aspects of German government and business.

4) Also most beneficial for a rise in the eventometer is the on goings in the Royal households and the Vatican ( not enough so IMHO) as Princess Diana’s blatant Royal Murder appears to be opening previous closed cans of worms and The Vatican appears to be trying to keep one stage ahead of others who wish to see their demise. The announcements and printing of fictitious papers like the Apostolic letters. These appear great on the surface but under closer scrutiny they are what they are : An international criminal rogue empire writings of it’s own law book and has negative impact on the Eventometer. On a positive note Kevin Annett’s newly formed alliance with the Italian Politicians and The ITCCS can be seen as nothing more than collective global recorded shackles for any future activity of this most evil of empires.

5) The other score point is Syria; not for being Rothschild’s Central Banking Free but for it’s quality of people on the ground being awake and aware, however what is remarkable in the eventometer terms from a score point is how well it devalued all major governments just recently, placing in clear view of the confused public, non stop rhetoric and lies from national apparent global romeos UK and US: Obama and Cameron, Hague and Kerry have done more lightwork than any other this month… Nobody could compare the rise in those newly awakened by their blatant stupidity and the ‘go it alone’ global genocide policy. Put plain and simply :

THERE WILL BE NO ROTHSCHILD WW3 AND WE HAVE SYRIA TO THANK FOR THAT:

The Syrian Girl explains it best and really puts her country  like Egypt, on the ‘Well Awake and Aware’ map.

http://youtu.be/TP3mXVRd89Y

6) David Wilcock reported that anonymous was with  the Positive Military as  Cobra and Benjamin Fulford  so often speak of.  This is tremendous news if proven to be correlated and puts many side issues back on the table for debate. This is probably the reason Fulford and Wilcock often mention that the Military are likewise very awake and aware and will not be ( As Cobra makes clear ) carrying out any FEMA camp detentions and the killing/culling of USA citizens which  is so often a favourite in fear mongering in alternative and mainstream media circles.

7) On a cosmic venture and disclosure note, there is nothing major and positive to report except for the rise in Energy descriptive Crop Circles and positive UFO sightings globally. As for all forms of promises from channelers and even the etheric plain clean-up Cobra so often speaks of, has been ruled out for purposes of scoring for the eventometer. Anyhow these aspects are seen as simply incomprehensible to the average Joe: Needless to say, the reports from David Wilcock and Cobra and a few others are of an extremely positive nature to those of you who are on the higher spiritual realm.

8) Finally to Finance : Here, one would be mistaken to read all news in the Alternative media sector to think that the inevitable financial collapse is upon us and “we can all go to bed now, It has happened”. Every headline says the ‘collapse is now’ “The RV is released already” . Sorry it has not changed and has not even dented the eventometer, and gets a “Needs to try harder ” or ” show me some more” rating.

On an upward note : The new financial system is in the making and is happening , albeit covertly, and on the surface it has been stopped, subject to dark stalling tactics and mega corrupt ‘back ‘n’ side door’ interference. I feel lucky that those in charge of the release of these funds (The Chinese White Dragon Society) make decisions on the ‘safe to be sure’ side rather than any knee jerk decisions. We may be very thankful of these cautions taken in the near future.

No surprises if there is much more activity on the Bullion front and the currency markets and a few major Head  Bank Staff being disposed of as more and more, the 195 aligned nations (BRICS) know that The Global Currency Reset button is imminent. Only a fool would plough all their 30 years graft and secrecy back into the pockets of the lurking greedy desperate Cabal.

So for the Eventometer, the impact that August had on the status of the Event-Ometer, as dramatic as it was; will rise by a full 3% to 35% given that other countries have joined the Rothschild rebellion and further irreversible antics concerning the PTW have now exposed them on a grand scale. This is based on notable changes countries have demonstrated in a gutsy shift in financial politics , Russia, Iceland, Hungary and a few others like Ireland and Bulgaria are ready to make the move against financial Rothschild tyranny. Also let us not forget the South American countries who are standing up to the violence and International bullying as in Ecuador and Bolivia. Does anyone wonder why Peru is covered in snow?

The score of 35% would indicate that much more work is required in the waking up of others in this world  and for those that expect everything to happen tomorrow or want to see change over night, just please ask your Self one question:

”Would you feel safe going out in to the streets asking people about The Event and recording their comments”?

This does not mean that everyone has to be awake for the event to take place; far from it , however a small percentage of the population is desirable to make the necessary impact. Unfortunately critical mass stands at a lonesome micro percentage of the overall global populous.

The Oneness University suggests that 1,213,000 are awake on this planet and that Those in the Awakened states stand at 510 Million. This has risen drastically over a 12 month period since my following if it is found out to be in some way accurate : Surely Critical Mass is Near:

Look here : http://www.onenessuniversity.org/

KEEP UP THE HARD WORK : YOU ARE HERE FOR THIS REASON : YOU ARE THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR:

If you would like to become involved in The Event and want to know what you can do leading up to and including the time of The Event, then please  join in the activities and keep up to date with all that is going on : You never know when you are needed.

http://prepareforchange.net/

Here is Vossa who can help take you through the positive shift in the build-up to The Event.

VICTORY OF THE LIGHT

Written  with the best intent and without prejudice:

Namasté

Dave

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8 Reasons the NWO Hates Syria; Syrian Girl [video]

She said it. Go SyrianGirl!  And again, it is the youth of today who are telling us the way it is; the inconvenient truth; the one everyone likes to label as “conspiracy theory”.

Those with their heads in the sand are going to feel very foolish when they realize they refused to see the truth that was right there in front of them all along, in plain site. That’s where the New World Order hides everything.  ~ BP

8 reasons why the NWO hates Syria
No Rothschild central bank, NO IMF debt, No Genetically modified food, Oil and pipelines, Anti-secret societies, Anti-Zionism, Secularism, Nationalism.

Drones Tag and Track Quarry Using Nanoparticle Sprays

Better mist than missiles <i>(Image: Bryan Denton/Corbis)</i>from Facebook:

Here we go, folks. They’ve got it all figured out. It will be like cat and mouse for those dissidents who cause trouble.  “…taggants – that can be used to discreetly label vehicles carrying smuggled goods, or people who are involved in civil disobedience”… all in the name of ‘National Security’.

A concerned citizen one moment… vapourized the next. This is where our tax dollars are going, because they’re certainly not going to secure the infrastructure of roads, bridges, etc. to feed or clothe the destitute or heal the sick.

 

The US Air Force is funding work to let drones tag suspects or cars with a spray that gives them a distinct spectral signature, making them easy to track

ON A dusty road in northern Pakistan, a nondescript vehicle rounds a corner. Fifty metres overhead, a tiny drone buzzes unseen, spraying a fine mist across the vehicle’s roof as it passes below. The vehicle is now tagged, and can be tracked from many kilometres away by an infrared scanner on a larger drone.

This scenario may soon be played out now that Voxtel, a firm in Beaverton, Oregon, has won a US Air Force contract to develop a drone-based tagging system. Voxtel makes tagging materials – taggants – that can be used to discreetly label vehicles carrying smuggled goods, or people who are involved in civil disobedience or attempting to cross international borders illegally.

Interest in tagging technology has been driven in part by growing pressure on the White House over civilian deaths in US drone attacks. During a recent visit to Pakistan, US Secretary of State John Kerry stated that drone strikes there will end “very, very soon”. Tagging by drones would allow people to be tracked for subsequent arrest.

Voxtel’s taggants are based on quantum dots – semiconductor nanocrystals less than 50 atoms across. Because of quantum effects, they absorb and emit light at specific wavelengths. The company has demonstrated a taggant powder that, when illuminated with an invisible ultraviolet laser, can be detected by infrared cameras 2 kilometres away. The powder is delivered as an aerosol that clings to metal, glass and cloth, and batches can be engineered to have distinct spectral signatures.

The nanocrystals would be sprayed by a hand-launched drone such as the Raven (pictured). With a wingspan of less than 1.5 metres, it is quiet and has a range of several kilometres. A larger Predator drone could then illuminate the target with an ultraviolet laser and track its progress.

But spraying the taggant accurately can be tricky, as Kevin Jones and colleagues at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, discovered. They experimented with small drones that delivered a simulated taggant made from coloured sugar beads used in cake decoration. They wanted to coat a road with the stuff so that it would stick to the wheels of any vehicle that drove through.

But the wind blew the beads around as soon as they were sprayed. So Jones’s team developed software to model the effects of wind so they could allow for it when spraying. When they fed in estimates of wind speed and direction based on readings from the drone’s sensors, the drone could hit a target from an altitude of 45 metres.

A more advanced system would allow accurate tagging from greater distances, which would be more effective as small drones can be inaudible when flying further than 60 metres away.

The US Department of Homeland Security has expressed interest in giving non-lethal offensive capabilities to drones used by its Customs and Border Protection service. Any such move is bound to be contentious, and tagging might prove more acceptable to US public opinion. Drones could also use smart tagging during riots so that the people involved can be identified and later arrested.

Chris Cole of anti-drone pressure group Drone Wars UK is not reassured. He is concerned that any form of tagging could affect bystanders.

“If a drone pilot sees someone whose clothes have the tagging mark, how will they know the clothes have not been simply borrowed?” he says.

This article appeared in print under the headline “A new game of tag”

Many ways to make your mark

TAGGING technology has moved on since the days of using water cannon with indelible dye to mark rioters.

Selectamark Security Systems, a company based in London, produces a range of products containing unique synthetic DNA sequences. These include automatic sprays for marking intruders, a personal defence spray and a device similar to a paintball pistol that can tag an individual from 30 metres away.

Defence giant Lockheed Martin has developed a grenade which disperses nanoparticle taggants (see main story). Standard grenade launchers can fire it at targets hundreds of metres away, marking vehicles and people over a wide radius from the point of impact.

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The Definition of “Cancer” May Be Narrowed to Prevent Overtreatment of Harmless Tumors

Finally, some intelligent movement in the allopathic community toward saner diagnosis and understanding of what cancer is.

So far, they have successfully indoctrinated people to believe that a tumour verdict is the kiss of death. Not so! Many are benign and will disappear on their own.

The medical community takes advantage of the deep-seated fear of the “C-word” to rush people into surgery and other dangerous treatments that are not only INeffective, but actually increase the chances they will develop cancer.

These protocols are in the best interests of the hospitals and insurance companies—NOT the patients’. They can’t waste an opportunity to suck people into the “health care” system—which is anything but.

If traditional cancer treatments worked, they would have reduced the number of deaths, but they haven’t. It’s not rocket science.

The “C-Word” isn’t the kiss of death, but the hospital too often is, for many reasons, and people are going to be enraged when they learn the ultimate truths about cancer.

By Dr. Mercola

Nearly two million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year, and one in three will face a cancer diagnosis at some time in their lives. Yet despite massive technological advances over the past half-century, Western medicine is still at a loss for how to rein in its prevalence.

At this point, it’s becoming increasingly clear that many of the conventional strategies, from diagnosis to treatment are riddled with flawed assumptions and approaches that, in many cases, do more harm than good.

What’s worse, virtually none of the conventional strategies actually address the root of the problem.

Cancer to Be Redefined?

NPR recently interviewed Dr. Otis Brawley, the chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society about the National Cancer Institute’s suggestion to change the definition of “cancer.” The reason for this is because mounting research shows that many harmless tumors are being overtreated, thereby causing far more harm than good.

benign tumour

As reported by NPR:1

“[S]ometimes no treatment is needed at all, and that’s why the National Cancer Institute recently recommended that the definition of cancer be changed… Their new definition of cancer would be narrower than current standards.

The Institute hopes that keeping the word cancer out of some diagnoses would minimize unnecessary treatments and help calm patient anxiety.

‘…Essentially, what has happened is our technologies have gotten so good that we can find some early cancers, or things that look like cancer, that we now know, if left alone, would never grow, spread and harm the patient.

So we’re actually treating some lesions that look like cancer unnecessarily,’ [Dr. Brawley says.] ‘What we’re trying to do is spare some people the harms associated with unnecessary treatment…’”

According to Dr. Brawley, thoughts on cancer have started to change as a result of new information. For example, about 50-60 percent of prostate cancer cases would likely be better off being watched instead of treated. Ditto for thyroid- and lung cancer, where 20-30 percent and about 10 percent respectively, should be watched rather than treated.

In the case of breast cancer, about one-third of women currently diagnosed with breast cancer have harmless tumors that pose no threat to their life. As described by New York Times writer Peggy Orenstein:2

“[C]ancer in your breast doesn’t kill you; the disease becomes deadly when it metastasizes, spreading to other organs or the bones. Early detection is based on the theory, dating back to the late 19th century,

That the disease progresses consistently, beginning with a single rogue cell, growing sequentially and at some invariable point making a lethal leap. Curing it, then, was assumed to be a matter of finding and cutting out a tumor before that metastasis happens.

The thing is, there was no evidence that the size of a tumor necessarily predicted whether it had spread. According to Robert Aronowitz, a professor of history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of ‘Unnatural History: Breast Cancer and American Society,’

Physicians endorsed the idea anyway, partly out of wishful thinking, desperate to “do something” to stop a scourge against which they felt helpless.”

Although More Cancers are Detected, Mortality Rates Remain Stable

Mammography was heralded as the answer, as it could detect tumors at a much earlier stage, and as annual mammograms became the norm in the US, more cancers were indeed detected—yet the rates of women dying from the disease remained virtually unchanged.

As Orenstein points out, “that should have been a sign that some aspect of the early-detection theory was amiss.” But no.. Instead, flawed assumptions were tacked onto flawed theories, and the general thinking remained that detecting cancer earlier-still was the key to saving lives.

Hence, much of the focus on cancer “prevention” has been diverted into early-detection, more or less ignoring the most obvious question, which is: How do we prevent the formation of lethal tumors in the first place?

For all its flaws, cancer research has determined that the disease is more complex than previously thought. For example, it does not necessarily progress in a consistently uniform manner. They’ve also discovered that there are a number of genetically distinct types of breast cancer—each of which may have different triggers and respond differently to current treatments. These include but are not limited to:

  • Estrogen-dependent luminal A and luminal B
  • HER2-positive, which over-produces a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2
  • Basal-like or “triple negative,” which is the most aggressive form of breast cancer. Its growth is unrelated to the most common biomarkers for breast cancer (estrogen, progesterone and HER2); hence the “triple negative” designation

Analysis of 30 Years of Breast Screening Shows Mammograms Do More Harm than Good

Last year, the New England Journal of Medicine3 published an analysis of the effects of breast cancer screening in the US over the past 30 years, which found that 1.3 million women were misdiagnosed and mistreated as a result of regular mammogram screenings over that timeframe. Moreover, while the detection of early-stage breast cancers doubled since the advent of mammography, late-stage cancer incidence decreased by just eight percent in the same time frame, suggesting that catching and treating tumors early does not automatically eliminate more serious cases of cancer.

According to the authors of the study:

“…the imbalance suggests that there is substantial overdiagnosis, accounting for nearly a third of all newly diagnosed breast cancers, and that screening is having, at best, only a small effect on the rate of death from breast cancer.”

As you can see, there’s a crucial difference between a non-malignant lesions/tumor and invasive cancer. Yet at present, little distinction is made between the two. Either is typically delivered and received as a death sentence. It is this that the National Cancer Institute’s proposed redesignation of “cancer” is aiming to address. I for one believe it can be quite helpful. At present, an estimated 50,000 American women4 are transformed from healthy women with non-lethal lesions into pink-ribboned “cancer survivors”—thinking they survived a brush with death, when in fact they may have just went through hell for no reason…

Mammography May Harm 10 Times More Women Than It Helps

According to recent findings by the Nordic Cochrane Center,5 only ONE out of 2,000 women screened regularly for 10 years will actually benefit from screening due to early detection of breast cancer. Meanwhile, 10 healthy women (out of those 2,000 screened for a decade) will be misdiagnosed, turned into cancer patients, and will be treated unnecessarily.

These women will have either a part of their breast or the whole breast removed, and will typically receive radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. This treatment (for a cancer that was non-existent) subsequently increases their risk of dying from complications from the therapy and/or from other diseases associated with radiation and chemo, such as heart disease and cancer. In all, routine mammography led to 30 percent over-diagnosis and overtreatment, which equates to an absolute risk increase of 0.5 percent. So, to recap, in order for mammographic breast screening to save ONE woman’s life:

  • 2,000 women must be screened for 10 years
  • 200 women will get false positives, and
  • 10 will receive surgery and/or chemotherapy even though they do not actually have cancer

What these statistics overwhelmingly show us is that just because you were treated for cancer does not mean you’re a cancer survivor. If you really didn’t have cancer to begin with, then you’re really just a “cancer treatment survivor.” Yet all women treated for cancer who survive become part of the official “cancer survivor” statistic that is then used to justify the effectiveness of the current system of diagnosis and treatment!

More carefully distinguishing between harmless lumps and malignant tumors would go a long way toward preventing needless emotional and physical trauma associated with over-diagnosis and overtreatment. It would probably also aid in determining the actual effectiveness of various treatments.

Women Need to Become Better Informed

The conundrum now lies in convincing a petrified public, thoroughly saturated with “awareness” of the lethal consequences of cancer, that it may be in your best interest to forsake some of the diagnostic tests and treatments. This is likely to be a challenge, because few dare to take a less aggressive route when their life might be at stake. As stated by Orenstein:

“The fear of cancer is legitimate: how we manage that fear, I realized — our responses to it, our emotions around it — can be manipulated, packaged, marketed and sold, sometimes by the very forces that claim to support us. That can color everything from our perceptions of screening to our understanding of personal risk to our choices in treatment.”

Again, to give you some more data to chew on, Orenstein discusses the results of other studies as follows:6

“As improbable as it sounds, studies have suggested that about a quarter of screening-detected cancers might have gone away on their own. For an individual woman in her 50s, then, annual mammograms may catch breast cancer, but they reduce the risk of dying of the disease over the next 10 years by only 0.07 percentage points — from 0.53 percent to 0.46 percent. Reductions for women in their 40s are even smaller, from 0.35 percent to 0.3 percent.” [Emphasis mine]

In order to not only make better informed decisions, but also make decisions that are less colored by fear, women need to be provided with all of their screening options, including their strengths and weaknesses; benefits and risks. Today, women are rarely informed about the fact that ionizing radiation is a major contributor to cancer for example, i.e. that routine testing itself can increase their risk of lethal breast cancer.

This is an extremely important point considering the introduction of 3D mammograms, which exponentially increase your exposure to harmful radiation that might lead to cancer later on. To learn more about this, please see my previous article, New 3D Mammography Significantly Increases Radiation Exposure, and Your Risk of Radiation-Induced Cancer.

Results from Other Studies Evaluating Effectiveness of Mammography

  1. Archives of Internal Medicine7 published a meta-analysis of 117 randomized, controlled mammogram trials. Among its findings: Rates of false-positive results are high (20% to 56% after 10 mammograms), and “although few women 50 years of age or older have risks from mammography that outweigh the benefits, the evidence suggests that more women 40 to 49 years of age have such risks.”
  2. A study published in the British Medical Journal8 in December 2011, confirmed that breast cancer screening may cause women harm, especially during the early years after they start screening. This harm is largely due to surgeries, such as lumpectomies and mastectomies, and other (often unnecessary) interventions. The study highlights losses in quality of life from false positive results and unnecessary treatment.
  3. In September 2010, theNew England Journal of Medicine published the first study9 in years to examine the effectiveness of mammograms. Their findings are a far cry from what most public health officials would have you believe. The bottom line is that mammograms seem to have reduced cancer death rates by only 0.4 deaths per 1,000 women—an amount so small it might as well be zero. Put another way, 2,500 women would have to be screened over 10 years for a single breast cancer death to be avoided.

What Causes of Cancer are Currently Ignored?

So what are some of the root causes of cancer that the industry is failing to address? Well, for one, I believe it would behoove us if researchers spent less time and money searching for genetic factors and more on evaluating the carcinogenic impact of various lifestyle- and environmental factors. Because while some cancers may be highly influenced by inherited genetic defects, the emerging science of epigenetics proves that your genetic code is not nearly as predeterministic as previously thought.

You actually have a tremendous amount of control over how your genetic traits are expressed. Your genes will express or suppress genetic data depending on the environment in which it finds itself, meaning the presence or absence of appropriate nutrients, toxins, and even your thoughts and feelings, which unleash hormones and other chemicals in your body. Dr. Susan Love, a breast cancer surgeon and president of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation commented on such research back in 2009, saying:10

“It’s exciting. What it means, if all this environmental stuff is right, is that we should be able to reverse cancer without having to kill cells. This could open up a whole new way of thinking about cancer that would be much less assaultive.”

Research into the health of our ancient ancestors11 also suggests that cancer is indeed a manmade disease. Increasingly, environmental and lifestyle factors are being pinpointed as the culprits, and it is my personal belief that our cancer problem is the result of too many people being regularly exposed to too many of these toxic factors, which include:

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NSA Surveillance Takes Down Online Companies

Thanks, Richard.

There will be more fallout from this issue as we see the honourable withdrawal of businesses that can’t operate without email, and ethically can’t continue while putting the privacy of their clients on the line. Most unfortunate, but hopefully short-lived.

Solutions will no doubt be born of necessity. People always find ways to adapt to adversity.

On the bright side, it is bound to shed light on the problem and awaken more people to the extent of it and the need for change.

Groklaw Shuts Down, A Self-Described Casualty in the Privacy Wars

Its author cites the NSA’s email dragnet as the reason for shuttering her techno-legal blog.

You may not have heard of Pamela Jones, creator of the legal blog site known as Groklaw, but you may have heard of the legal case that she helped dismantle through patience, research and no small amount of moxie: the $1 billion lawsuit leveled at IBM by The SCO Group in 2003.

Through that case, and the other SCO lawsuits that appeared on the docket in 2003-2004, Jones endured repeated attempts of exposure and no small amount of intimidation by The SCO Group or its proxies… but it would take something else entirely to drive Jones from the Internet once and for all.

On Groklaw today, Jones has announced that she is shutting down the site and removing herself from the Internet. The reason? Recent moves from private e-mail services like Lavabit and Secret Circle to shut down their businesses in order to protect customers from government surveillance.

The owner of Lavabit tells us that he’s stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we’d stop too.

There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum.

Concerned that Groklaw’s email communications will be or could now be monitored, Jones has opted to end the work on the site entirely.

I hope that makes it clear why I can’t continue. There is now no shield from forced exposure. Nothing in that parenthetical thought list is terrorism-related, but no one can feel protected enough from forced exposure any more to say anything the least bit like that to anyone in an email, particularly from the US out or to the US in, but really anywhere. You don’t expect a stranger to read your private communications to a friend. And once you know they can, what is there to say? Constricted and distracted. That’s it exactly. That’s how I feel.

So. There we are. The foundation of Groklaw is over. I can’t do Groklaw without your input. I was never exaggerating about that when we won awards. It really was a collaborative effort, and there is now no private way, evidently, to collaborate.

It might be a surprise to some that Jones would elect to take this option, rather than make a stand and fight, perhaps with Groklaw itself. The site used crowdsourced research and education to help dispel The SCO Group’s claims that as the owner of the copyright for the UNIX operating system, it was entitled to a licensing fee from any user of the Linux operating system, which SCO also claimed had copied code directly from UNIX.

Those claims were never really settled because ultimately Novell would step forward and successfully challenge SCO’s copyright ownership of UNIX. It turns out that you can’t sue for something you don’t actually own, and SCO’s cases melted like snow on a hot summer’s day.

Through the legal twists and turns of the SCO legal battles in 2005, odd efforts to disclaim Jones would occur. Many of her detractors claimed she was nothing more than an astroturfing front for IBM itself, claims which were made to me as a journalist . In 2005 Sys-Con reporter Maureen O’Gara attempted to track Jones down at her Hartsdale, NY home using, Jones claimed, private investigators to do the leg work the story. That story, later struck down by Sys-Con, painted a less-than-flattering picture of Jones and also appeared to use SCO-delivered clues to track the blogger down.

In 2007, before the Novell case blew SCO’s claims out of the water, accusations that Jones—which may have always been a pen name for the Groklaw editor—was working for IBM came to a head. SCO attempted to serve Jones a subpoena for a deposition with an unknown reason, but the attempt was unsuccessful, according to then-Forbes writer and former ReadWrite Editor in Chief Dan Lyons. Jones claimed she would be taking a “health break” from the site and was unavailable at the time.

Deserved or not, no one can deny that Jones has endured a lot of scrutiny in her tenure at Groklaw. After putting up with the deliberate attacks on her site and character, Jones has demonstrated that she is no wilting flower.

But Jones is, by many accounts, a deeply private person. I have never met her in person, as she has kept her distance, preferring to communicate via e-mail over the years. People who have met her have repeatedly emphasized Jones’ need for personal privacy.

With that in mind, then, Jones’ need to withdraw from the Internet, while frustrating for her and her readers, becomes a little more understandable. Jones has demonstrated a fierce capacity to fight for the law, but her Achilles’ heel has always been the need to protect her own private life and the work done behind the scenes at Groklaw. If the U.S. intelligence community is indeed taking steps to intercept e-mails in a non-targeted manner, then it is clear why Jones is stepping away: she cannot feel safe working in this medium any longer.

My personal decision is to get off of the Internet to the degree it’s possible. I’m just an ordinary person. But I really know, after all my research and some serious thinking things through, that I can’t stay online personally without losing my humanness, now that I know that ensuring privacy online is impossible. I find myself unable to write. I’ve always been a private person. That’s why I never wanted to be a celebrity and why I fought hard to maintain both my privacy and yours.

Oddly, if everyone did that, leap off the Internet, the world’s economy would collapse, I suppose. I can’t really hope for that. But for me, the Internet is over.

Given all that Jones has had to put up with, her pulling away from the Internet now should serve as a signal to others that the actions of the U.S. intelligence services will have broad and far-reaching consequences on how much users should trust the Internet.

The casualty of Groklaw may be among the first of many to fall in the privacy wars.

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