Saturday, May 19, 2012

Could We Trust Killer Robots?

Via Survival

In the year 2015, somewhere over the tribal territories of Pakistan, an American MQ-9 Reaper drone patrols a complex "kill zone"—an area of terrorist activity in which large numbers of civilians are also present. But on this mission, the drone isn't piloted from afar. It's on its own.

The aircraft moves closer to gather information about a potential target. Infrared cameras, heat sensors and other tools of surveillance determine whether the target is indeed a militant, examining, for instance, whether he seems ready to attack. The drone's computer system ranks the suspect on a scale from -1 (a noncombatant) to +1 (a confirmed combatant). Having determined that no children or other civilians are in the vicinity, and that everything else is in order, it chooses a weapon and fires. It then assesses the damage and either fires again or, if the enemy is dead, continues its patrol.

Science fiction? Not according to Ronald Arkin, the director of the Mobile Robot Lab at Georgia Tech.

More @ WSJ

50% unemployment, 90% stock market drop & 100% annual inflation starting in 2012.”

Billionaire Donald Trump says the U.S. economy is poised for “massive inflation” and is warning investors to take steps now to protect themselves.

In the gripping CNBC interview, Trump also told investors they should not trust official government statistics.

He even questioned the “official unemployment” numbers. “It’s over 20 percent. It’s not 8.3 percent,” Trump said.

Trump also thinks skyrocketing oil prices will cripple the U.S. economy. “Right now, [oil] is at an all-time record for this time of the year, in the summer they predict $5 gasoline, maybe $6.”

But Trump isn’t the only expert warning the U.S. economy may go off the cliff.

More @ Moneynews

Geithner Comes Clean: "I Don't Understand It"

Tim Geithner outdoes himself this evening with three hypocritical, self-defecating-deceiving, and typically ignominious clips courtesy of his interview with Jeffrey Brown of PBS NewsHour. While we knew TurboTax was beyond him, the Treasury debacle-in-chief admits he doesn't understand how the debt limit has bubbled back up (seeing it as part of a partisan political agenda); admits that perhaps the NY Fed has a 'perception problem' with Jamie Dimon on the board; and his piece-de-resistance his cognitive dissonance erupts as he touts Obama's economic and jobs record: "look how well we are doing relative to any other major country". It seems the election cycle is well and truly upon us and revisionism and populism will once again trump sensibility and forthrightness.

First, the renewed debate over the federal debt limit:

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Dark Shadows: Don't Miss It

Excellently done. The humor was top notch.

The Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute began operations at the close of WWII under the direction of Israeli nuclear weapons research pioneer Ernst David Bergmann. It is named after famed chemist Chaim Weizmann, a Russian who immigrated to the UK and revolutionized the production of acetone needed for gunpowder production in WWI. The Zionist activist lobbied and charmed Lord Balfour during the drive for the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine and became Israel's first president in 1949.

Abraham Feinberg, a Democratic Party operative and David Ben-Gurion's designated North American nuclear fund-raising coordinator, began courting Nobel laureate Glenn T. Seaborg on behalf of the Weizmann Institute in the early 1950's. After becoming head of the Atomic Energy Commission under JFK, Seaborg played a key role in derailing warranted AEC and criminal investigations of the NUMEC uranium diversion in the 1960s.

Upon leaving the AEC in 1971, Seaborg accepted Weizmann Institute chairman Abraham Feinberg's invitation (and an honorarium equivalent to nearly 10% of his annual salary) to keynote the annual Waldorf Astoria event. Seaborg's speech reaffirmed a new US policy of covering up Israel's arsenal. "During my tenure as Chairman of the AEC I was asked on numerous occasions whether I thought Israel was a nuclear power—or less euphemistically—did she have the bomb?...Now in retrospect, I often wished I had said, 'Yes, she is a nuclear power, the kind that knows of, and makes use of, the atom's power for peace.'" After the NUMEC uranium theft diversion investigation was reactivated in the late 1970s, Seaborg refused to talk to FBI agents after DOE officials told him NUMEC u-235 was recovered in Israel.

In October of 1992 personnel at the Yuma Proving Ground, which tests nearly every significant ground combat weapons system, detected a University of Buffalo computer system user had penetrated their military computer network via New Mexico State University. The senior majoring in Chemical Engineering hacked the UB system to obtain high-level privileges using access codes stolen graduate students. Soon after the BU hack "computers from the Weizmann Institute for Science accessed computers from NM SU to penetrate computers at YPG." FBI investigators suspected the BU student, arrested by Amherst Town police on October 8, 1992, passed the secret access codes to Weizmann. FBI counterespionage officials uncovered Weizmann's clandestine nuclear development role and US funding network, but closed the investigation.

Trayvon™ Fight Club – The Inconvienient Truth

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance.

And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.” -Frantz Fanon

Apparently Jahvaris Fulton-Martin, Trayvon’s™ older brother, is telling the media the fight club videos containing Trayvon™ Martin refereeing the fights are not him. This article from yesterday reflects the family position:

(WFTV) - Video showing teen encouraging others to fight was not Trayvon Martin, brother says – [...] Newly obtained video recorded before Martin’s death shows the teenager encouraging others to fight. However, Martin’s brother said Trayvon is not in the video.

And the Martin family lawyer said the video is just another attack on Martin’s character. (read more)

Early on we fully expected the “fight club” videos and all of Trayvon’s™ U-Tube account to be scrubbed by the hired media consultant Ryan Julison. Obviouosly the risk of seeing Trayvon engaged in actual and intentional violent conduct was great because it did not support the false image of an innocent angelic child who “majored in cheerfulness“.

We were right, and they did. But not before we captured screen shots to reflect the factual reality. Here is a screen shot of Trayvon’s U-Tube account (which is not disputed)

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Dershowitz: Drop Zimmerman Murder Charge

Renowned attorney Alan Dershowitz writes in the New York Daily News that the medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctors shows the Neighborhood Watch volunteer had enough injuries to support he acted in self-defense.

Dershowtiz says the prosecutor must drop the second-degree murder charge if they intend on acting "ethically, lawfully and professionally."

He says the medical report shows "Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally."

The special prosecutor handling the case is Florida State Attorney Angela Corey. Dershowitz says that he believes she submitted documents that withheld all of the truth in the Trayvon Martin case.

More @ Newsmax

Rapacious Revenge

“When wives of men in our occupation forces arrived in Germany it became necessary, for their protection against indecent advances by American men, to wear special badges on their arms to distinguish them from German women.” This is from Chapter Five on Page 57 in the book entitled: “Gruesome Harvest, The Allies’ Postwar War Against The German People, The Costly Attempt to Exterminate the People of Germany.”

“Gruesome Harvest” was originally published in 1947. It is a stomach turning introduction to the outrageous actions taken by the allies, in particular the US, against the impoverished, homeless, starving, defeated citizens of all stations and nations in the bomb-blasted country of Germany. We have Dr. Edward Fields to thank for republishing this booklet of ego-busting information.

War crimes were committed by the Federal military during and after the War for Southern Independence. Those many years of oppression in the 1860s were a practice run for the mayhem the US introduced to the down-trodden German people in the 1940s.

The author, Ralph Franklin Keeling, was a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and a published author. It is truly amazing that he was able to amass such vital information about allied abuses so soon after the war had ended on May 8, 1945.

From Dr. Fields’ introduction: “The war had been over for two years and German civilians were still dying from starvation, a lack of housing and poor medical care. This was not by accident. A deliberate plan had been laid out for the annihilation of the German people by the Jew Henry Morgenthau. He served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1934 to 1945 under Roosevelt.”

On Page 3: Roosevelt told Morgenthau: “We have to be tough with Germany and I mean the German people, not just the Nazis. You either have to castrate the German people or you have got to treat them so they can’t just go on reproducing people.”

Many military historians would agree that the Treaty of Versailles drawn up at the end of the First World War was a catalyst for the Second World War due to its heavy German reparations and amputations of Germany itself. The Potsdam Conference (July 16 to August 2, 1945) went on to further reduce the size of Germany.

Cowardice upon the part of Western leaders allowed Stalin to retain control of the East European countries he had occupied by force, thereby turning them into Red satellites. Millions of Germans who had resided in these Eastern areas for generations were brutally evicted into their much diminished and devastated ancestral fatherland.

The US exploited their power over the defeated in an unconditional revenge. The Chapter titles in this book are: War Devastation, Extermination by Overcrowding, Pulling Down the Pillar of Labor, The Attack Against German Capital, Bastardizing the German Race, The People Hunger, Economic Tribulation, Teaching Democracy in Reverse, The Kremlin’s Program, and Facts We Must Face.

From Chapter One on Page 7: “All German cities above 50,000 population and many smaller ones were 50 to 80 per cent destroyed. Dresden, as large as Pittsburg, was wiped out and nearly all of its 620,000 inhabitants buried under the ruins.”

From Chapter Two on Page 13: Following World War II, emigration has been entirely prohibited, and all the Germans in Europe are being jammed into a homeland further slashed to only 133,000 square miles.”

From Chapter Three on Page 26:The American delivery of German prisoners to the French and British for forced labor already is being cited by the Russians as justification for them to retain German army captives for as long as they are able to work, an International Red Cross official admitted.”

From Chapter Five Page 49: “Senator Eastland of Mississippi, after a European tour of observation, told his colleagues in the US. Senate early in December, 1945: ‘The virtue of womanhood and value of human life are civilized man’s most sacred possessions, yet they are the very cheapest thing in Russian-occupied Germany today.’”

There were few war crimes the US did not commit during and after the War ended. From the bombing of non-military cities, to the use of prisoners of war and foreign nationals as slave laborers, to the purposeful starvation of prisoners, the stealing of manufacturing factories, the trading in sexual favors for food, and the agreements signed by the US which displaced millions of Germans from their historic homes in the East.

“Gruesome Harvest” is in soft cover and contains eight photographs and 105 pages. It is available from Truth at Last Books, P.O. Box 1211, Marietta, Georgia 30061 for $7.00 which includes postage.

From Chapter Five Page 59: “It (the Potsdam Declaration) fails to declare that the crimes to be committed by the Allied armies of occupation would eclipse those of which the Nazi armies have been accused. Now that the war is over and the heat of combat has died down enough to enable us to view the cold facts again, it must be brought home to the American people that much of what they have been led to believe was born of propaganda, that the German army, for example, actually behaved itself very correctly toward the people of occupied territories whose government were signatories of the Hague and Geneva Conventions. The facts are now well known, and are beyond dispute, despite the opposite picture previously painted in the press as part of the horrendous business of war.”

After reading the embarrassing facts about the behavior of the US which is documented within “Gruesome Harvest” should we continue to regard this nation as exceptional?

Nancy Hitt – 2012

Why Can't I Get a Job?

Via The Feral Irishman