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LA authorities plan to use heat-beam ray in jail

LOS ANGELES – A device designed to control unruly inmates by blasting them with a beam of intense energy that causes a burning sensation is drawing heat from civil rights groups who fear it could cause serious injury and is “tantamount to torture.”

The mechanism, known as an “Assault Intervention Device,” is a stripped-down version of a military gadget that sends highly focused beams of energy at people and makes them feel as though they are burning. The Los Angeles County sheriff’s department plans to install the device by Labor Day, making it the first time in the world the technology has been deployed in such a capacity.

LA authorities plan to use heat-beam ray in jail – Yahoo! News.

LA authorities plan to use heat-beam ray in jail – Yahoo! News

LA authorities plan to use heat-beam ray in jail – Yahoo! News.

AP IMPACT: Before the CIA, there was the Pond

Marcel Petiot
AP – FILE – This March 17, 1946 file photo shows Dr. Marcel Petiot in Paris. The doctor, a serial killer who …

Video: Pentagon Investigates War Secrets Disclosure ABC News

NEW YORK – It was a night in early November during the infancy of the Cold War when the anti-communist dissidents were hustled through a garden and across a gully to a vehicle on a dark, deserted road in Budapest. They hid in four large crates for their perilous journey.

Four roadblocks stood between them and freedom. Continue reading

Group Calls for Hearings Into Google’s Ties to CIA and NSA

Prisonplanet.com
July 20, 2010

More information has emerged about Google’s relationship with the government and spook agencies (see PR Newswire below). The revelations should come as no surprise. obamalights.jpg Group Calls for Hearings Into Google’s Ties to CIA and NSA   onepixel CIA-NSA connected Google has been collecting more than “streetviews” in your neighborhood.

In 2006, Robert David Steele, a 20-year Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer and a former clandestine services case officer with the CIA, told the Alex Jones Show that the CIA helped bankroll Google at its inception. “I think Google took money from the CIA when it was poor and it was starting up and unfortunately our system right now floods money into spying and other illegal and largely unethical activities, and it doesn’t fund what I call the open source world,” said Steele, citing “trusted individuals” as his sources.

Google is a key intelligence asset. It has supplied the core search technology forIntellipedia, a highly-secured online CIA system and has shared a close relationship with both the CIA, NSA, and government national security officials. Continue reading

Senate hearing finally set for intelligence chief

James Clapper

AP – FILE — file photo Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence James …

WASHINGTON – In a high-stakes national intelligence stare-down between congressional Democrats and the White House, Sen. Dianne Feinstein blinked.

Feinstein, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, ended weeks of delay Tuesday and set a confirmation hearing for President Barack Obama’s nomination of retired Air Force Gen. James T. Clapper to be the next director of national intelligence. The hearing was scheduled for July 20.

By doing so, Feinstein backed off from a threat to wait until a key piece of intelligence legislation passed the House before putting the confirmation process in motion.

Obama nominated Clapper, the head of intelligence for the Defense Department, six weeks ago after requesting that retired Adm. Dennis Blair step down. At the time, the president said he wanted a speedy confirmation.

But Feinstein and the top Republican on the committee, Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri, used the pending hearing as a lever to expand intelligence reform. In a standard bit of quid pro quo negotiation with the White House, Feinstein wanted to see action first on last year’s intelligence bill. The Senate has passed that bill, but it has languished in the House.

The holdup: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her ongoing negotiations with the White House to make the bill stronger.

Pelosi’s oversight of intelligence came under fire last year when she said the CIA had misled her in a 2002 classified briefing about its use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics. The agency insisted it had not lied, and former Bush administration officials and Republican lawmakers said she had been consulted and had not protested.

Pelosi wants to add more oversight to the bill by ensuring that future briefings include the congressional intelligence committees and not just the senior leadership of Congress. The House version of the bill also would give the Government Accountability Office oversight of the nation’s intelligence agencies.

The White House has been opposed to expanded access to briefing and threatened a veto when the House intelligence committee pressed a similar bill last year.

According to congressional intelligence staff, the bill would also set up an independent inspector general overseeing all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. The measure would be the first intelligence authorization act passed in several years.

Pelosi has held what she described as positive talks with Obama’s national security adviser, Jim Jones, on getting the White House to sign off on those portions of the House bill before it’s combined with the Senate version.

A Feinstein aide said Tuesday that the senator decided she could not risk delaying Clapper’s nomination any longer because the acting director of national intelligence, David Gompert, is retiring at the end of the summer. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly.

Congressional staffers say Republicans have not ruled out putting a hold on the nomination depending on how Clapper responds to questions at the hearing next week. They were not authorized to speak publicly on that subject and requested anonymity.

via Senate hearing finally set for intelligence chief – Yahoo! News.

Daniel Estulin Exclusive: Bilderbergers are Terrified!

There was a powerful organization holding a meeting in Spain, that features some of the world’s most-influential politicians, bankers and even military chiefs. But you won’t know what they’re up to because the Bilderberg Club gets together under a veil of secrecy. Critics say it’s making big, world-changing decisions behind people’s backs. RT is covering the meeting near Barcelona and has spoken to Daniel Estulin, author and investigative journalist, who recently revealed his findings about the Bilderbergs to the European Parliament.  Iran is a big fake thing he sais while the U.S. military complex creates 13 bases in the middle of no where out in Afghanistan, bigger than EVERY other base we have in the world.

Daniel Estulin Exclusive: Bilderbergers are Terrified! – David Icke Website.

Another Way to Fight Mischief on Facebook

July 7, 2010, 6:38 PM

As Facebook’s popularity has soared, it has become an attractive place for spam, scams and malware. And while Facebook is often quick to remove such mischief, a tool for protecting profiles would be useful to many people.

Enter Defensio, which was created to keep user-generated dross off blogs and corporate Web sites, but has been available in a beta version for Facebook users since January. It is free to anyone with a Facebook profile, and more than 10,000 people are using it, according to Websense, the Web-filtering software firm that acquired Defensio in January 2009. Continue reading

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