Daily Archives: August 8, 2007

Homeland Security’s New Weapon Makes People Sick


There’s also talk of making the weapon bigger, too. “…immobilizing a mob, for instance, might call for a wide-angle ‘bazooka’ version.”

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The LED contains layers of electronic control circuitry, multicolored LEDs, special cicuitry and optics that produce disorienting and nausea-inducing patterns of ultrabright flashing colors. Image courtesy of Department of Homeland Security

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Wired | Aug 6, 2007

By Noah Shachtman

Government-funded researchers are building a flashlight that makes people puke on command.

The LED Incapacitator uses a range-finder to measure the distance to a target’s eyes, Threat Level notes. Then it unleashes continually changing, multi-color light pulses that make the target feel bad — really bad. The “effects, whose effectiveness depends on the person, range from disorientation to vertigo to nausea,” according to Technology Review.

The trick isn’t trying to figure out which light-pulse sequence will make people hurl. “There’s one wavelength that gets everybody,” says Robert Lieberman, who along with his partner Vladimir Rubtsov, is developing the Incapicator for the Department of Homeland Security. “Vlad calls it the evil color.”

The tough part for Lieberman and Rubstov is getting the thing down to a manageable size, a DHS newsletter notes.

At 15 inches long by 4 inches wide, the current prototype is more transportable than portable. The next-generation weapon must be as short and svelte as a D-cell Maglite, designed to fit on a duty belt. “Phase 3 will be our shrink phase,” Lieberman says.

There’s also talk of making the weapon bigger, too. “immobilizing a mob, for instance, might call for a wide-angle ‘bazooka’ version,” the newsletter muses. But even king-sized vomit-lights could have some pretty obvious countermeasures, Technology Review notes. “The person being targeted could easily look away, or he or she might be wearing heavily tinted glasses.”

Harder to beat would be a radio-frequency puke ray. Lucky for us, the Navy is backing one of those, too.

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Incapacitating LED Flashlight Makes People Vomit

AZoM.com | Aug 6, 2007

The MIT Technology Review is reporting on a new LED flashlight that can disable people by either temporarily blinding them or by nausiating them to the point of physical illness.

The LED contains layers of electronic control circuitry, multicolored LEDs, special cicuitry and optics that produce disorienting and nausea-inducing patterns of ultrabright flashing colors. Image courtesy of Department of Homeland Security

The LED contains layers of electronic control circuitry, multicolored LEDs, special cicuitry and optics that produce disorienting and nausea-inducing patterns of ultrabright flashing colors. Image courtesy of Department of Homeland Security

The flashlight, which is being developed as a nonlethal weapon for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), uses a range finder to measure the distance to the target’s eyes so that it can adjust the energy of the light to a level that won’t cause permanent damage. Then it rapidly shoots out pulses of light from an array of ultrabright light emitting diodes (LEDs).

The flashes incapacitate a person in two different ways, says Robert Lieberman, CEO of Intelligent Optical Systems, based in Torrance, CA, which is making the device. The flashes temporarily blind a person, as any bright light would, and the light pulses, which quickly change both in color and duration, also cause what Lieberman calls psychophysical effects. These effects, whose effectiveness depends on the person, range from disorientation to vertigo to nausea, and they wear off in a few minutes.

The Department of Homeland Security intend arming police, border-security agents and the National Guard with the new flashlight by 2010.

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Flashlight Weapon Makes Targets Throw Up

“There’s one wavelength that gets everybody,” says IOS President Bob Lieberman. “Vlad [IOS top scientist Vladimir Rubtsov] calls it ‘the evil color.'”

Fox News | Aug 7, 2007

It looks like a big flashlight — but it’s really a nonlethal weapon designed to make you sick.

Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc., of Torrance, Calif., has been granted a contract by the Department of Homeland Security to develop what it calls the “LED Incapacitator,” according to a DHS online newsletter.

The handheld device using light-emitting diodes to emit super-bright pulses of light at rapidly changing wavelengths, causing disorientation, nausea and even vomiting in whomever it’s pointed at.

“There’s one wavelength that gets everybody,” says IOS President Bob Lieberman. “Vlad [IOS top scientist Vladimir Rubtsov] calls it ‘the evil color.'”

Phase 1 of the contract — creating a working prototype — has already been completed, and Phase 2 will begin this fall as researchers at Penn State’s Institute of Nonlethal Defense Technology put the puke-saber through its paces.

“Phase 3 will be our shrink phase,” Lieberman said, admitting that the prototype, 15 inches long with a 4-inch lens, is too large and heavy to be comfortably carried on a belt.

DHS hopes to equip police, Border Patrol agents and National Guardsmen with the barf-beamers by 2010.

Bloomberg’s Maniacal Obsession: Big Brother in the Big Apple

Public officials, who see themselves as rulers of neofeudal fiefdoms, don’t want their nefarious and corrupt activities to be recorded while private citizens going about their daily business are being increasingly surveilled and taxed through the panopticon network which is actually a cash cow for these politicians and their cronies. If this doesn’t disturb you, then you are completely lost.

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Big Brother in the Big Apple

by Bob Barr (former Republican congressman of GA)

Washington Times | Aug 7, 2007

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Though the lion’s share of publicity surrounding Tony Blair’s recent departure as Britain’s prime minister focused on his legacy as George W. Bush’s top foreign cheerleader, a more lasting legacy for Mr. Blair’s lengthy tenure as Britain’s chief “decider” will be that he greatly accelerated Great Britain’s ascendancy to the position of the “most surveilled” society in the world. Still, Michael Bloomberg, the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent mayor of New York is giving Mr. Blair a run for the money as the most surveillance-hungry public official in the world.

Even though officials in other cities are embracing and installing surveillance cameras in huge numbers — Chicago, Detroit and Washington, D.C., to name a few — the latest plan unveiled by Mr. Bloomberg and his equally surveillance-enamored police commissioner, Raymond Kelly, leaves these other American cities in the surveillance dust. Truly what we are witnessing being created here is a 21st-century Panopticon.

The Panopticon, as envisaged by British philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), was a society (initially proposed as a prison) in which surreptitious surveillance of the citizenry was always possible and ever-known. Control was exercised not by being surveilled continuously but by each person knowing they might be under surveillance at any time, or all the time.

Bentham was a man ahead of his time. His pet project was never fully carried out because the technology available at the time, relying as it did on direct, physical surveillance (electricity as a harnessable force, with which Benjamin Franklin was just then beginning to experiment, was still more than a century away) made creation of a workable Panopticon infeasible. Were Bentham alive today, he probably would be the most sought-after consultant on the planet.

The key to the surveillance society foreseen by Bentham more than two centuries ago was control. Crime was rampant in late 18th-century and early 19th-century London. Controlling the populace by modifying behavior became the central problem for Bentham and other social scientists of the day.

Of course, the notion that surveillance is key to control was not new with Bentham; centuries before, the Greek philosopher Plato had mused about the power of the government to control through surveillance, when he raised the still-relevant question, “Who watches the watchers?”

More recently, of course, George Orwell gave voice to the innate fear that resides deep in many of our psyches against government surveillance, in his nightmare, “Big Brother is Watching You” world of the novel “1984.”

Whether in Bentham’s world, or Plato’s or Orwell’s, the central task is to modify behavior by convincing people that the government — that entity with power over their lives — may be watching them all the time or at any particular time. As 20th-century American philosopher and advocate of personal freedom Ayn Rand noted, taking away a person’s privacy renders to the government the ability to control absolutely that person.

In fact, studies by Bentham and others have established that individuals do in fact modify their behavior if they believe they are being watched by authorities.

Mayor Bloomberg and his Unconstitutional Camera Law

Whether learned of these philosophical treatises or not, Mayor Bloomberg and former Prime Minister Blair epitomize the almost mindless, unquestioning embrace of surveillance as the solution to problems — real, manufactured or exaggerated — that pervades government post-September 11, 2001. Fear of terrorism as much as fear of crime is the currency by which government at all levels convinces a fearful populace that a surveilled society is a safe society.

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Of course, Messrs. Bloomberg and Blair have one benefit available to them that was largely denied Bentham — money. Lots of money. “Homeland security” money taken from the wallets of taxpayers, but treated by government appropriators as theirs by right, is eagerly ladled out for cameras to surveill all. Add the magic words “for fighting terrorism” to your request for federal money and the chances of securing those dollars are made many times greater.

Not only is money readily available for government agencies to install, monitor and expand surveillance systems, but the cameras themselves are magnificent generators of money. Already in London, vehicle owners are billed for using their cars and trucks in certain areas and at certain times, through use of surveillance cameras that photograph, record and track vehicle license plates. The multimillion-dollar system being set up by Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly will almost certainly be similarly employed down the road.

With more than 4.2 million closed-circuit television surveillance cameras now operating in Great Britain (the vast majority in and around London), Mr. Bloomberg has a long way to catch up to his British counterparts. Yet the eagerness with which he is approaching this challenge, coupled with the easy money available to him and a largely ignorant and compliant citizenry willing to surrender their privacy in the vain hope that thousands of surveillance cameras will guarantee their safety, bodes well for the Gotham City to overtake London as the most surveilled city on the planet. Somewhere, Jeremy Bentham is smiling; and George Orwell is saying, “I told you so.”

Bob Barr is a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia and a former U.S. attorney there.

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Julian Huxley’s Enviro-Eugenics Agenda Exposed on TV During Great Global Warming Swindle Debate

Environmental Movement Steeped in Eugenics and Land-Consolidation Agenda Aimed at Third World Population Control

JonesReport.com | Aug 8, 2007

by Aaron Dykes

Australia hosted a televised debate to air out questions arising from the Great Global Warming Swindle– a film that challenges the notion that humans are to blame for a crisis in changing temperatures.

One woman takes the opportunity to challenge the foundations of the environmental movement itself, and what agenda that may reveal– particularly for the third world.

(CUE VIDEO TO 4:21 FOR RELEVANT QUESTION)

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“I’d like to take the debate into another quick– I mean, we’ve been debating the science here; we’ve not debated anything in terms of the credibility of the environmentalism movement. The environmentalist movement was formed by Sir Julian Huxley who was the founder of the Eugenics Society, the WWF and these other organizations are actually [offshoots] of that eugenics society. Now this has huge implications for developing countries. Is that the intention behind the environmentalist scam behind the global warming swindle?”

The woman’s question is fielded by Greg Bourne, the CEO of the Australian branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), who basically ignores the substance of the question, claims that all concerns have been taken into consideration and asks that the audience please trust environmental movements to do good work. He rattles off meaningless claims about his friends in exotic-sounding countries.

Meanwhile, the WWF is implementing an agenda to consolidate 200 ecoregions worldwide and is one of the largest contributors to depopulation efforts worldwide. Both of these planks coincide with U.S. state department memos from1974 penned by Henry Kissinger.

Indeed, Julian Huxley was a top eugenicist from a very eugenics-friendly family (see T.H. Huxley). After eugenics was stripped of its good name in the post-World War II world, Huxley coined the term “transhumanism” to encompass eugenical beliefs inside a general belief in human “advancement” through scientific processes.

A number of other notable WWF heads may reveal some of the agenda at hand. Prince Bernhard, of the Netherlands, served as the first president of the fund from 1962-1976, and is certainly a nefarious character. He not only founded the Bilderberg group– a shadowy organization that is pursuing world government and heavily influences the agenda of nearly every nation in the Western world– Bernhard is also a former Nazi SS officer.

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HRH Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) was also a president of the WWF from 1981-1996. He stated more than once that: “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation”– an idea that promotes a radical agenda, to say the least.

What indeed lies in the shadows of the environmental movement and what impact indeed will it have on the third world? Questions worth asking, even if the figureheads of our loving NGOs will not give a straight answer.

“Even though it is quite true that any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenic problem is examined with the greatest care, and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that now is unthinkable may at least become thinkable.” Sir Julian Huxley, first director general of UNESCO (1946-1948)

The Timeline to Tyranny

Ten advances towards the end of freedom and privacy in the United States

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Prison Planet | Aug 7, 2007

by Paul Joseph Watson

The top ten advances towards tyranny in the United States during the tenure of the Bush administration, from the Patriot Act to the latest expansion of the illegal eavesdropping surveillance program.

1) The USA Patriot Act

The party line often heard from Neo-Cons in their attempts to defend the Patriot Act either circulate around the contention that the use of the Patriot Act has never been abused or that it isn’t being used against American citizens. Here is an archive of articles that disproves both of these fallacies.

The Patriot Act was the boiler plate from which all subsequent attacks on the Constitution were formed.

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2) Total Information Awareness

“Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive, every academic grade you receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book and every event you attend — all these transactions and communications will go into what the Defense Department describes as “a virtual, centralized grand database,” infamously wrote New York Times writer William Safire, announcing the birth of Total Information Awareness, a kind of Echelon on steroids introduced a year after 9/11.

TIA was not canned, it was simply removed from the newspaper, renamed and continues to operate under a guise of different programs.

3) USA Patriot Act II

The second Patriot Act was a mirror image of powers that Julius Caesar and Adolf Hitler gave themselves. Whereas the First Patriot Act only gutted the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and seriously damaged the Seventh and the Tenth, the Second Patriot Act reorganized the entire Federal government as well as many areas of state government under the dictatorial control of the Justice Department, the Office of Homeland Security and the FEMA NORTHCOM military command.

The Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003, also known as the Second Patriot Act is by its very structure the definition of dictatorship.

4) Military Commissions Act

Slamming the final nail in the coffin of everything America used to stand for, the boot-licking U.S. Senate gave President Bush the legal authority to abduct and sexually mutilate American citizens and American children in the name of the war on terror in passing the Military Commissions Act and officially ending Habeas Corpus.

There is nothing in the “detainee” legislation that protects American citizens from being kidnapped by their own government and tortured.

The New York Times stated that the legislation introduced, “A dangerously broad definition of “illegal enemy combatant” in the bill could subject legal residents of the United States, as well as foreign citizens living in their own countries, to summary arrest and indefinite detention with no hope of appeal. The president could give the power to apply this label to anyone he wanted.”

Yale Law Professor Bruce Ackerman states in the L.A. Times, “The compromise legislation….authorizes the president to seize American citizens as enemy combatants, even if they have never left the United States. And once thrown into military prison, they cannot expect a trial by their peers or any other of the normal protections of the Bill of Rights.”

Similarly, law Professor Marty Lederman explains: “this [subsection (ii) of the definition of ‘unlawful enemy combatant’] means that if the Pentagon says you’re an unlawful enemy combatant — using whatever criteria they wish — then as far as Congress, and U.S. law, is concerned, you are one, whether or not you have had any connection to ‘hostilities’ at all.”

5) John Warner Defense Authorization Act

The Bush Junta quietly “tooled up” to utilize the U.S. military in engaging American dissidents after the next big crisis, with a frightening and overlooked piece of legislation that was passed alongside the Military Commissions Act, the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, which greased the skids for armed confrontation and abolishes posse comitatus.

6) Illegal Domestic Wiretapping Program

“Months after the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without the court-approved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying, according to government officials,” reported the New York Times on December 16, 2005

The secret warrantless spying program was a complete violation of both the 4th Amendment and FISA.

7) Expansion of Illegal Domestic Wiretapping Program

Not content with now being lawfully allowed to force ISP’s and cell phone companies to turn over data about customers without a warrant, the Bush administration is pushing for even more authority to spy on American citizens, and has already been handed a 6 month window within which to impose any surveillance policy it likes, and for that program to remain legal in perpetuity.

The administration has a 6 month window in which to impose any surveillance program it chooses and that program will go unchallenged and remain legally binding in perpetuity – it cannot be revoked. Under the definitions of the legislation, Bush has been granted absolute dictator status for a minimum of 6 months.

If he so chooses, and so long as it’s implemented within the next half year, Bush could build a database of every website visited by every American – and the policy would be immune from Congressional challenge even after the “surveillance gap” legislation reaches its sunset

8) Martial Law Presidential Decision Directive 51

New legislation signed on May 9, 2007, declares that in the event of a “catastrophic event”, the President can take total control over the government and the country, bypassing all other levels of government at the state, federal, local, territorial and tribal levels, and thus ensuring total unprecedented dictatorial power.

The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, which also places the Secretary of Homeland Security in charge of domestic “security”, was signed earlier this month without the approval or oversight of Congress and seemingly supercedes the National Emergency Act which allows the president to declare a national emergency but also requires that Congress have the authority to “modify, rescind, or render dormant” such emergency authority if it believes the president has acted inappropriately.

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9) Destruction of the Dollar

Former World Bank Vice President, Chief Economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz has predicted a global economic crash within 24 months – unless the current downturn is successfully managed. Asked if the situation was being properly handled Stiglitz emphatically responded “no,”.

Stiglitz caused controversy in October 2001 when he exposed rampant corruption within the IMF and blew the whistle on their nefarious methods of inducing countries to fall under their debt before stripping them of sovereignty and hollowing out their economies. Stiglitz agreed that the process of hijacking and looting key infrastructure on the part of the IMF and World Bank, as an offshoot of predatory globalization, had now moved from the third world to Europe, the United States and Canada.

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10) Amnesty & The North American Union

The open plan to merge the US with Mexico and Canada and create a Pan American Union has long been a Globalist brainchild but its very real and prescient implementation on behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations has finally been reported on by mainstream news outlets.

The framework on which the American Union is being pegged is the NAFTA Super Highway, a four football-fields-wide leviathan that stretches from southern Mexico through the US up to Montreal Canada .Coupled with Bush’s blanket amnesty program, the Pan American Union is the final jigsaw piece for the total dismantling of America as we know it.

Romney supporters outdo the Ron Paul machine at Iowa debate?

Comparison of grassroots reporting vs. mainstream reporting.

See for yourself. The Romninskyites are outnumbered by ten to one easy. But that ain’t what the media is saying is it?

No matter. No worries. Ron Paul is a true phenomena sweeping the nation and taking every honest poll by landslide.