Raymond Cote

The new Pledge:

I pledge allegiance to the security of the United States of America

And to the government and corporations for which it stands

One nation, under surveillance, with liberty and justice for the rich

How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

The Surveillance Engine - firstlook.org

The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept.


Also See

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe - washingtonpost.com


Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on another continent.
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“Any tin-pot dictator with enough money to buy the system could spy on people anywhere in the world,” said Eric King, deputy director of Privacy International, a London-based activist group that warns about the abuse of surveillance technology. “This is a huge problem.”
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hackers, sophisticated criminal gangs and nations under sanctions also could use this tracking technology, which operates in a legal gray area.
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Companies that make and sell surveillance technology seek to limit public information about their systems’ capabilities and client lists, typically marketing their technology directly to law enforcement and intelligence services through international conferences that are closed to journalists and other members of the public.

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality in the US: Now What? (by Vihart)

Widely known as the “bloggers law,” the new Russian measure specifies that any site with more than 3,000 visitors daily will be considered a media outlet akin to a newspaper and be responsible for the accuracy of the information published.

Besides registering, bloggers can no longer remain anonymous online, and organizations that provide platforms for their work such as search engines, social networks and other forums must maintain computer records on Russian soil of everything posted over the previous six months.

Protect your health & safeguard

your Microbiota driven Immune System

- GMO Food
- Our Microbiota driven Immune System

The big picture !

GMO - Seeds of Death

The leaders of Big Agriculture—Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta—are determined that world’s populations remain ignorant about the serious health and environmental risks of genetically modified crops and industrial agriculture. Deep layers of deception and corruption underlie both the science favoring GMOs and the corporations and governments supporting them.

This award-winning documentary, Seeds of Death, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.

Monsanto - A Documentary on GMO

A story of - moral / political / judicial  / scientific

incompetence, illogic, corruption and  anti-democratic malfeasance at every level vs an all round, standup, working-class-hero!

GMOs, Enslavement & Poverty: Seeds of Freedom

Gyphosate (Roundup) herbicide:

Over 200 Million pounds a year used in the US alone
is not as safe as advertised !

How Glyphosate (RoundUp) Herbicide 
effect our Immune systems
by targeting our intestinal microbiota
Part 1 - Anthony Samsel on the Effects of Glyphosate

Part 2 - Anthony Samsel on the Effects of Glyphosate

You and your 100 trillion Microbiota friends:
Jeroen Raes at TEDxBrussels

GMO / Roundup effect our Immune systems
by targeting our intestinal microbiota

Gut Bacteria’s (microbiota) play a key role in our immune systems as they are evolutionarily fine  tuned to the Host Species.

Disruptions to our Microbiota’s Eco-system leads to complex intestinal immune responses

“Innovation under Austerity”

- Eben Moglen - on the evolving politics of internet control

Wealth Inequality in America

“I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary’ invasion than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying and analyzing it without prior judicial approval,” Judge Leon wrote. “Surely, such a program infringes on ‘that degree of privacy’ that the founders enshrined in the Fourth Amendment.”


U.S. Internet Users Pay More

for Slower Service

the U.S. is rapidly losing the global race for high-speed connectivity, as fewer than 8 percent of households have fiber service. And almost 30 percent of the country still isn’t connected to the Internet at all… .

The FCC’s National Broadband Plan of March 2010 suggested that the minimum appropriate speed for every American household by 2020 should be 4 megabits per second for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads. These speeds are enough, the FCC said, to reliably send and receive e-mail, download Web pages and use simple video conferencing… .

The South Korean government announced a plan to install 1 gigabit per second of symmetric fiber data access in every home by 2012. Hong Kong, Japan and the Netherlands are heading in the same direction. Australia plans to get 93 percent of homes and businesses connected to fiber. In the U.K., a 300 Mbps fiber-to-the-home service will be offered on a wholesale basis… .

The current 4 Mbps Internet access goal is unquestionably shortsighted. It allows the digital divide to survive, and ensures that the U.S. will stagnate…

Think of it this way: With a dialup connection, backing up 5 gigabytes of data (now the standard free plan offered by many storage companies) would take 20 days… . with a cable DOCSIS 3.0 connection, an hour and a half… . With a gigabit fiber-to-the-home connection, it can be done in less than a minute…

a Hollywood blockbusters could be downloaded in 12 seconds,  video conferencing would become routine, and every household could see 3D and Super HD images. Americans could be connected instantly to their co-workers, their families, their teachers and their health-care monitors…

To make this happen, though, the U.S. needs to move to a utility model, based on the assumption that all Americans require fiber-optic Internet access at reasonable prices. …

As things stand, the U.S. has the worst of both worlds: no competition and no regulation.

Read full article by Susan Crawford @ bloomberg.com

Bill Moyers on Plutonomy (by buffalogeek)

A Common-Sense View of the Stock Market

Common sense leads us to the “obvious” conclusion that the U.S. stock market is a rigged skimming operation that is essentially a form of legalized, officially sanctioned fraud.

Read the full article @ oftwominds.com