August 6, 2012 (#1144)
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt August 6th, 2012:
Rainy Days, Guess Who Pays?:
"People are Nudged to Convenience of the Cloud,
While Detractors Shout Warnings out Loud,
It's a System where You Sign All Rights Away,
And its Owners Own Your Data from First Day
That You Sign On, All Privacy is Gone,
Soon You'll Know, It won't Be Long
Until You'll Find Access Denied or Pay a Fee
To Retrieve or Use or To See,
If Politically Incorrect, Found and Tried,
Only Finding Out with "Access Denied",
These Will Be Times to Try the Soul,
When All You Need is Under Cloud's Control"
© Alan Watt August 6, 2012
Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt – August 6, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers’ Comments)
Hi folks, I’m Alan Watt and this is Cutting Through the Matrix on the 6th of August 2012. For newcomers, I always say that you should make good use of the website cuttingthroughthematrix.com; you’ll find over a thousand audios for free download and I go through the system that you’re born into – for those who care – outside the mainstream, little bits of the mainstream, but lots of books and so on written by the guys who got together a hundred-odd years ago to decide what kind of world they wanted to bring in. And of course you’re living through the big changes in your own lifetime, as were your parents before you. So, help yourself to the website; you’ll find lots of information there: the big organizations with their foundations and their thousands of NGO armies, nongovernmental armies that they call them, that run the world. And through philanthropy, as they call it, they’ll merge public/private into this new system—a feudal system, really, according to Professor Carroll Quigley and others who worked with the Council on Foreign Relations, for instance, and that’s what you’re seeing get set up across the whole globe, with trading blocs coming into existence (they were talked about a hundred years ago.) The big organizations actually have their own histories where they document planning and operating to get these things up and running for the last hundred years. You’re living through immense changes and most folk, of course, haven’t even a clue that it’s going on because people are the most adaptable species on the planet— that’s what humans are, and they adapt without thinking, for most of them. So, help yourself to that.
Remember too you are the audience that bring me to you. You can help me keep going by buying the books and discs at cuttingthroughthematrix.com because I don’t bring on advertisers as guests, and so on, and I just depend upon you the listeners to buy the books because if you don’t understand the histories and the cons that have been pulled in the past you won’t understand what’s happening today. And for those who, as I say, want to know because most folk really don’t want to know (they’re quite content in their little world of happiness and entertainment), but for those who want to know help yourself. You’ll learn an awful lot and there’s a satisfaction in knowing; there’s a real satisfaction in knowing, when you read the fake media reports and so on you can put things together very, very easily because everything is propaganda these days. Now, from the U.S. to Canada, remember, you can purchase the books by using a Personal Check or an International Postal Money Order from the Post Office, you can send cash or you can use PayPal. And across the world: you’ve got Western Union, Money Gram and PayPal once again. Straight donations are really sincerely welcome at this stage.
Now, as I say, you’ve got to understand the past. You’ve got to understand the big organizations that really were international money-lenders, they lent to nations, got together in the 1800’s and they talked about fomenting wars, right down to world wars eventually, which they said would bring everyone to their knees and they would come forward with a sort of United Nations idea to bring the world under one big governmental rule. But they also wanted trading blocs too to compete with each other; you’ve got to have competition in commerce and of course that’s what we are— we’re the sheep, they’re the shepherds and they live off the sheep, so you’ve got to have us all competing with each other and they amass the profits, naturally. So you’re living through what they say is a very “practical” system (for themselves of course) and they want to go on into the future and they’ve got academia on board with them. They have massive marketing companies that have the best propaganda specialists on the planet working with them; they’re interchangeable with the military ones. In fact, they use a lot of their marketers with the military, these private organizations like the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Council on Foreign Relations, and there’s really a seamless door between military, big-business, international banking, and the Royal Institute of International Affairs— no doubt about it.
Last week I read an article from Britain where we saw all of these fostered, founded, well-funded organizations that are causing the strife across the Middle East: professional agitators, but at the top you’ve got professional spies— all working for the private sector.
Back after this….
Hi folks, I’m back. We’re Cutting Through the Matrix. And, this world that we live in truly is full of nothing but propaganda, right down to your local police station; they all have a PR specialist just for that purpose. And public relations, of course, they have courses in it for politicians; all politicians take courses in it and whenever they get a poignant question put at them that they don’t want to answer, they’re told to just imagine the question you would’ve liked to have been asked and that’s why they waffle on and waffle on and never answer the question that’s asked. So, what’s the point in having them? What’s the point in having the media even ask them the questions? Why go through this farce every time? But they do, because most folk never really catch on that it’s all a farce anyway. And propaganda in the world of marketing, completely mixed with intelligence and counter-intelligence for forces, as I say, and the best ones go back and forth all the time between big-business and the militaries and MI-6, CIA, Mossad and all the rest of them.
And you find articles like this one; and this is out of the Ynet news in Israel and it talks about Donald Rumsfeld. Now Donald Rumsfeld, of course, belonged to the Project for the New American Century which had a whole list of countries, including Syria, to take out, Iraq and Afghanistan and a whole bunch of them, and they’ve done it all, basically. And, of course, Obama is just following in their footsteps because it doesn’t matter who you vote for— there’s only one agenda. And that’s also what Quigley and others who worked for the guys behind all this said—there’s only one agenda. So, once in a while when the public get fed up with the same face you vote in a new face, but they’re all members of the Council on Foreign Relations in America and the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Britain and they have the same organization across the whole planet now, in every single country. Now, this is what Rumsfeld says, supposedly, and of course it’s a game, even announcing this is a strategy game to get support on board, to also predict what’s going to happen (predictive programming) and also to frighten their target. And it says….
Rumsfeld: Israel needn’t notify US about strike
(Alan: Now why is a guy who is still involved in politics, obviously, being allowed to shoot his mouth off? You see, this is all strategy, as I say. So, it says...)
Former US defense secretary agrees with PM Netanyahu on lack of efficient sanctions on Iran; says ‘Israel’s intelligence on Iran is excellent, all Israelis need to do is delay them’
(A: So it says...)
While US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta attempted to convince top Israeli politicians and security officials not to launch a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities during his visit to Israel last week, his predecessor Donald Rumsfeld, seems more prepared for a possible attack.
In an interview with Fox News, the former US Defense Secretary said "the prime minister of Israel, Netanyahu, is probably correct. Sanctions tend not to work very well over a long period of time."
Rumsfeld, who served as secretary of defense during both the Ford and Bush administrations, told Fox that "Israel’s intelligence on Iran is excellent." He further denied the claims that an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would not yield any results.
"I don’t think that Israel has to destroy all of Iran’s nuclear capability," said Rumsfeld adding that "Iran is a sophisticated country. They must have deeply buried sites.
(A: "They must have," he says...)
And I’m sure the Israelis know precisely what they currently have."
"All the Israelis need to do is delay them," the Republican official said, clarifying that Israel "wouldn’t need to destroy Iran’s facilities 100 percent, like they were able to do in Iraq or in Syria."
(A: Well, Iraq didn’t have nuclear facilities, you know. It doesn’t matter though. It says...)
Rumsfeld further criticized the pattern of leaks emerging from White House concerning Iran
(A: So, here’s Rumsfeld criticizing the patterns of leaks coming from the U.S. White House, right. So who has allowed him to open his mouth on all this stuff here? He says...)
and said that "If I were in the Israeli government, I don’t think I would notify the United States government of any intent to do anything about Iran.
(A: So he’s telling Israel, keep it all secret. What about this joint partnership, hands across the sea stuff they’ve been on about and the treaties they’ve signed? So he’s telling Israel to ignore the U.S. Just take all the information you get from the U.S., and all the money, but don’t tell the U.S. what you’re up to— this is what he’s saying here.)
So my guess is, given the pattern of leaks out of the White House, that any prime minister of Israel would not call the United States and give clear intentions as to what they plan to do."
While in Israel last week, Panetta assured both the prime minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak that the US would act when it becomes clear that military intervention in Iran is unavoidable.
During his visit, Panetta echoed President Barack Obama’s position that currently the international community should focus on curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions through harsh sanctions rather than considering a military strike.
Well, why don’t they just go along with the suggestions they’ve had out of Iran and go back to the International Atomic Commission going in themselves and inspecting it like they’ve been doing all along and said there’s nothing, there’s no weapons-grade material here? See, the truth doesn’t matter anymore; it’s the intention. The intention is to take over every single country across there and have other people, from outside, move in (with names that will blend in, sort of thing) and they’ll run the countries just like they do everywhere else— that’s what it’s all about folks. That’s what all this is about. And to terrify, of course, those in Iran as well. So, everything is coordinated, even when he is allowed to run his mouth off and criticize the White House, etcetera, etcetera.
Now, China is our most-favored-nation trading status country, supposedly, to do with this very old system that Britain was bringing in in the 1800’s to do with world empire. And remember too, the Royal Institute of International Affairs said that they model the core bodies, those that have already joined this free-trade system, into this world empire. And China came in big time because we funded them to come in; we gave them the factories through the World Trade Organization. We trained their engineers for thirty years in the West (same in Canada even) before they even had factories to go home to; it was all planned a long time ago— that’s how the world really works. And then when they signed the WTO our own governments funded big corporations (and small ones) to uproot and move wholesale to China, which they did— and we funded them to do it; our tax money paid for it all, you see. You understand, in this world there’s not going to be such a thing as free-trade, it’s only “authorized trade only”— and that’s the big boys. Anyway, in China, which is awfully corrupt… Mind you, it’s no more corrupt, they just haven’t got the sort of finesse they have in Western Countries; Britain is very good at corruption because they have tremendous ways to put it off and haw-haw it down to “oh, that’s ridiculous” and that’s all they have to do. And in the U.S. it’s pretty well in the open (corruption) and there’s a bit of hand slapping once in a while but not much is done about it. And as the countries go on towards this great system, of course, of world government, you’ll see more and more corruption, which is the norm and it will become even more so the norm. And the public themselves will accept it because they themselves are now corrupted through all the indoctrinations that they’ve had and what they watch for entertainment. But it says…
In China, the rich and powerful can hire body doubles to do their prison time for them.
In May 2009, a wealthy 20-year-old was drag racing through the city streets of Hangzhou, China, when his Mitsubishi struck and killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The car was traveling so fast that the victim—a 25-year-old telecom engineer of a modest, rural background—was flung at least 20 yards. Afterward, bystanders and reporters photographed the driver, Hu Bin, as well as his rich friends, who nonchalantly smoked cigarettes and laughed while waiting for the police to arrive at the scene.
These images, soon posted online, provoked a public outcry. Anger over the callous behavior of these wealthy Chinese youths was followed by accusations of a police cover-up. First, the local authorities admitted that they had underestimated the speed Hu’s vehicle was traveling by half. (Incredibly, the police had first suggested that Hu was going no more than 43 mph.) Public furor rose again when Hu received a three-year prison sentence, an exceptionally light punishment in a country where drunk drivers guilty of similar accidents can receive the death penalty.
(A: Well, it depends who you are in China and if your daddy is way up in the politburo. Because they’re communist still, remember; it’s this strange communist/capitalist system.)
But the most stunning allegation was that the man appearing in court and serving the three-year sentence wasn’t Hu at all, but a hired body double.
The charge isn’t as far-fetched as it may sound. The practice of hiring “body doubles” or “stand-ins” is well-documented by official Chinese media. In 2009, a hospital president who caused a deadly traffic accident hired an employee’s father to “confess” and serve as his stand-in. A company chairman is currently charged with allegedly arranging criminal substitutes for the executives of two other companies. In another case, after hitting and killing a motorcyclist, a man driving without a license hired a substitute for roughly $8,000. The owner of a demolition company that illegally demolished a home earlier this year hired a destitute man, who made his living scavenging in the rubble of razed homes, and promised him $31 for each day the “body double” spent in jail. In China, the practice is so common that there is even a term for it: ding zui. Ding means “substitute,” and zui means “crime”; in other words, “substitute criminal.”
The ability to hire so-called substitute criminals is just one way in which China’s extreme upper crust are able to live by their own set of rules.
(A: By the way, the uppercrust can also have as many children as they want; they just pay a little fee or a fine because, you see, they really believe in eugenics and so on over in China. They’re more open about it. And after all, what it means is those who are highly successful become awfully rich and they become important so, obviously, their genes are better than the ones down going through the rubble— like that guy who did the stand-in. It says...)
While Occupy Wall Street grabbed attention for its attacks on the “1 percent,” in China, a much smaller fraction of the country controls an even greater amount of wealth. The top one-tenth of 1 percent in China controls close to half of the country’s riches.
(A: Yeah. You know, they were there long before it became Communist, by the way; there was a whole section laid aside for them, but that’s another story.)
The children and relatives of China’s rulers, many of whom grew up together, form a thicket of mutually beneficial relationships, with many able to enrich themselves financially and, if necessary, gain protection from criminal allegations.
A police officer in central China agreed to discuss the phenomenon of “replacement convicts” with me so long as I didn’t refer to him by name. “America has the rule of law, but China has the rule of people,” the police officer told me. “If somebody is powerful, there’s a good chance they can make this happen. Spend some money and remain free.” According to the police officer, hired stand-ins are “not common but not rare either.” As examples, the officer listed several high-ranking mafia figures whose underlings serve time in their stead. The mafia cares for the substitute’s family and pays a bonus for the time served.
So, you know, there’s always a way to do it and that’s how they get the driving licenses in Canada by the way; they send them over, guys over before the big boys come in and then when he arrives he’s got a driving license and everything.
Back with more after this...
Hi folks, I’m back Cutting Through the Matrix. And, from China to Australia, there’s a good article about how the councils have gone green, and kind of wild at that and how they’re really hammering people who have even holiday trailer parks and things like that as well; and I’ll put this article up tonight; it says…
We must weed out the councils gone wild green
(A: And it’s the same system of course in the U.S., Canada and everywhere else because these characters that run the big wilding projects and the greening projects have grafted themselves on to all councils and they were highly funded to do it; they have all the right connections to do it because this is a must-be situation – must-be across the world, that’s what I call them – because it’s written in stone and that’s how it’s going to go and nothing is going to stop it from happening. It gives you a...)
...case study of what is wrong with the O’Farrell government.
Just across the Richmond River from Ballina’s Big Prawn, Bernard and Rikki Grinberg run a caravan park on eight pretty hectares behind South Ballina beach.
They have ploughed their retirement savings into restoring an old camping ground into a low-key, affordable, family-friendly eco-resort.
But now, like property owners all over NSW [New South Wales], their livelihood is under threat, as green-dominated councils use a new statewide planning template effectively to “sterilise” land of human influence.
(A: See they don’t want you there.)
The Grinberg’s Ballina Beach Village has been rezoned from a recreational zone to the environmentally sensitive category of E2, which is the next stage down from a national park, and forbids tourist activity.
(A: So here you have something to bring in the tourists and they just at the stroke of a pen decide to downgrade you and it forbids tourist activity.)
While, technically, they are allowed to keep operating their eco-resort under an “existing uses” clause, the reality is the opposite.
Now, every time they want to change anything, whether it is to use crockery at their kiosk, hire a singer to play in their piano bar, renovate the interior of an old shed to turn it into a yoga studio, even trim a branch off a termite-infested tree that might fall on a tent, they have to submit a development application and prove to Ballina Shire Council they are not “intensifying” the use of their land.
The effect is that their thriving business is becoming unviable.
You should see all the things they were told to do; even bring in a car wash and things like this just to try and bankrupt you. But it’s land theft, and they actually call it that themselves, "land theft," and "green bureaucracy" because this is how they’re going to get folk off the land and cram you all into the cities as we all die off up to the year 2050— that’s the big number, apparently. And they’ll go on with their brave new world then and rewild it all and that will be that— because that is the agenda, folks. And most folk, again, are not interested in who their council members are or how they’re even selected; you understand, council members, even in Canada, are selected by certain people, generally at a little charitable organization (that’s what they call themselves.) And they join all the boards of philanthropy around them, if you want to get up the ladder, even in your local council or even to get into it. And you’ll eventually meet the right guy who takes you out on the golf club, tells you how it really works and he’ll suss you out to see if you have all the politically correct ideas in your head; if you don’t you won’t get into it. So you end up getting all the greenies in because this is an agenda and that’s how they actually choose them.
Now, IBM… IBM is heavily involved with this whole world agenda in so many different areas that the public are unaware of. And they have their “smarter cities” idea; you’ve probably all read about that, I’m sure. And it says they’re going after all healthcare to do with it too. It says…
IBM Smarter Cities Software To Play A Key Role In The Creation Of Minnesota’s Health Insurance Exchange
(A: So, it says...)
IBM today announced that it will support the design and development of a statewide health insurance exchange in the State of Minnesota. As a subcontractor to MAXIMUS, the IBM Curam solution will serve as the platform for the health insurance exchange.
The IBM Curam solution, part of IBM’s Smarter Cities portfolio, was designed to meet the unique requirements of government administered social programs.
(A: So they’re going to take over all social programs through all their software and all their engineers.)
With the help of this platform, the State can improve statewide health insurance options and enable citizens to determine eligibility for expanded Medicaid coverage and tax credits for various insurance plans. The solution incorporates new income standards and manages the capture and storage of IRS income data, streamlining the eligibility and verification process for citizens.
(A: Public-Private, Public-Private, you see? They’re working with governments and interrelated with the IRS, they’re merged with them, in a sense; and this is the new world order— feudal system, Quigley said, and that’s what it is: it’s a new feudal system where the CEOs of big giant corporations will be your new feudal overlords. Well, it’s all here. It’s all here. It says...)
In addition to Minnesota’s current initiative, IBM’s integrated eligibility platform is capable of supporting any or all of the state’s health and human services programs in the future.
"This contract is a significant milestone in the design and development of a Minnesota health insurance exchange,"...
Etcetera, etcetera. So, get used to seeing this across the whole of the US and Canada too because they’re already involved in it all. I’ll put this link up tonight; it’s quite lengthy. You can read through it for yourselves, and also, there’s a PDF on the company Curam (which they also own) that’s involved with it; it’s a subsidiary of IBM— Curam software is what they call it. A nice smiling face on the front, a woman with a stethoscope hanging around her neck, so I guess that’s a doctor— they never use them nowadays but that’s their status symbol— and smiling of course, as they hand over a little sheet of paper to you, which is probably your bill. I’ll put this link up tonight as well and it’s called "Curam For Health Care Reform," for those who are interested in how things are going, it’s a good thing to look into because it will tie-in with ObamaCare too.
And, of course next up after this break will be chemotherapy: how they’ve suddenly changed their minds about it.
Back with more after this...
Hi folks, we’re back Cutting Through the Matrix, and talking about chemotherapy. Now, it’s always been highly controversial because we know the big Rockefeller companies started this off a long time ago and they were into the chemical industries—all the byproducts of their oil industries. In fact, really, the Rockefellers and the big foundations created the medical health association system for the whole of the U.S. and the training and everything else. And at the end of life, of course, it’s awfully lucrative because people spend everything and even mortgage their homes, and their relatives’, just to try and keep alive. So, the biggest crooks are always there at the end, and it goes for alternative methods too by the way; the crooks, just that’s where they are, where folk are terrified and they’re panicked and they’re looking for something to help them. So anyway, it’s so strange that after all these years of self-evidence by just watching what happens to people going through treatment by chemotherapy and the denials that it harms the patient, that it’s good for them and so on, suddenly they just about-face— suddenly. Things don’t happen suddenly in medicine unless some big orders come from the top and there’s something else going on. Maybe they’ll just give us the “happy pills” to get rid of us at the end: here’s a little pill, take that and your worries are over— and it will be awfully cheap. Anyway…
Chemotherapy ‘can make cancers more resistant to treatment and even encourage them to grow’
(A: And it’s from the Mail Online. It says...)
Chemotherapy may affect healthy cells surrounding cancer cells
(A: Well they know that.)
Research suggests that some forms of cancer treatment can make the disease tougher to tackle
Chemotherapy treatment for some cancers may actually encourage tumours to grow, researchers have claimed.
The treatment triggers the healthy body cells around the tumour to produce a protein that helps the disease to resist treatment.
The surprise discovery suggests that some forms of the cancer treatment are doing more harm than good.
(A: And it says that...)
Scientists believe the effect is caused by the impact of chemotherapy drugs on healthy connective tissue cells called fibroblasts.
In lab experiments they found the drugs caused DNA damage which made fibroblasts pump out 30 times more of a protein than normal.
(A: And then it says...)
This protein encouraged prostate tumours to grow and spread into surrounding tissue, as well as to resist chemotherapy.
‘Cancer cells inside the body live in a very complex environment or neighbourhood,’ said lead scientist Dr Peter Nelson, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle, U.S.
‘Where the tumour cell resides and who its neighbours are influence its response and resistance to therapy.’
Blocking the treatment response of fibroblasts could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy, say the scientists whose findings are reported in the journal Nature Medicine.
The team examined cancer cells from prostate, breast and ovarian cancer patients who had been treated with chemotherapy.
Professor Fran Balkwill, from Cancer Research UK, said that this finding ties in with other research that has shown that ‘cancer treatments don’t just affect cancer cells, but can also target cells around tumours’.
This effect can sometimes be a positive one, Professor Balkwill said, as is the case when chemotherapy stimulates healthy immune cells to attack tumours nearby.
‘But this work confirms that healthy cells surrounding the tumour can also help the tumour to become resistant to treatment. The next step is to find ways to target these resistance mechanisms to help make chemotherapy more effective’
So what they want to do is basically turn off your immune system, which chemotherapy usually does too, plus radiation. So, understand, there’s a lot of cancer articles out right now because this is grant time. All these guys live their whole lives long on big, big grants, you see, and this is grant time so they generally recycle stuff that’s already known and hoping to get renewal of grants.
Now, another article too. It says…
Govt May Now Collect, Catalog, and Store All Private Information
(A: Nobody cares about this anymore; look at all the cell phones out there, the tweets and all the rest of it.)
Imagine that the U.S. government had the power to scour the reams of public records and collect and collate every bit of personal information about every citizen of this country. Now imagine that any of the various intelligence and security agencies within the government could combine that data with any other information about a person that has been posted to a social media website or compiled by one of the many data aggregating companies that keep tabs on all of us. Finally, imagine that all this data could be passed among these agencies and that the ability of anyone inside or outside the government to challenge this surveillance was all but eliminated.
Sadly, this is not the description of some fictitious dystopian future; this is the factual description of present-day America and it’s about to get much worse.
In March Attorney General Eric Holder, in cooperation with National Counterterrorism Center head Matthew Olsen and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, significantly accelerated this move toward abolishing privacy by approving a new list of guidelines for how
(A: And they’ve got the list here by the way and the link to it. I’ll put these up tonight at cuttingthroughthematrix.com. It says...)
for how long U.S. government agencies tasked with combating international and domestic “terrorism” may retain the data they collect and store. Basically, this information may be saved even if it contains no connection to criminal activity whatsoever.
(A: Well, they’re doing it on everybody— everybody. Because you’ve got to be predictable in their wonderful new utopia.)
According to the new regulations, the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) (headquartered at the Liberty Crossing complex in McLean, Virginia) can store and “continually assess” this information “for a period of up to five years.” Before the promulgation of these new guidelines, the NCTC was under instructions to destroy “promptly” (typically defined to mean within 180 days) this cache of material gathered from U.S. citizens if there was nothing related to terrorism found in it.
Speaking fondly of the new time restraints, Paul Rosenzweig, a former official at the Department of Homeland Security, was quoted in the Washington Post saying:
Five years is a reasonable time frame. I certainly think 180 days was way too short. That’s just not a realistic understanding of how long it takes analysts to search large data sets for relevant information.
As expected, such an extraordinary expansion of the power of the federal government over private information and communications of citizens not suspected of committing a crime has riled up the segment of our Republic concerned with the rapid repeal of our civil liberties.
So, it’s just ramping up itself, as you well know, and there’s no end to this; it’s what’s to be expected. When they even gave you the first computer they’d already decided on that, long before they even gave you the internet, in fact. That’s how it’s supposed to go.
And, the guy who helped set up Apple has come out and he’s making a bit of a stink about the lack of all privacy, etcetera, and what happens. First of all there’s one to do with how a hacker wiped-out a guy’s life, basically, an Apple cloud burst they call it. The cloud is being used by big governments and everybody else now.
Mat Honan was powerless to prevent the attack on his iCloud account but there are steps organisations could be taking to protect their clients’ data...
What would you do if your entire digital life started evaporating before your eyes and there was virtually nothing you could do about it?
(A: It says...)
"I really worry about everything going to the cloud ... I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years."
(A: That’s what the co-founder, Steve Wozniak, said.)
This is the nightmare scenario that greeted US technology journalist Mat Honan, who had all of the contents of his iPhone, iPad and Macbook Air wiped, and lost control of his Gmail and Twitter accounts, all in the span of just over 15 minutes.
‘It’s been a shitty night’ ... Mat Honan has recounted how his web world fell apart.
And the scariest part is that he had a strong, seven-digit alphanumeric password. Apple has confirmed to Honan that its own tech support staff provided the hacker entry into his online world via a bit of clever social engineering.
(A: So Apple is actually helping the hackers to hack you. So...)
Several others have reported similar stories of Apple handing access to their accounts over to hackers. Security experts say it is "very concerning" that Apple’s staff could be so easily tricked, while even Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes the move to cloud computing will create "horrendous" problems in the next five years.
It all snowballed after the hacker gained access to Honan’s account on iCloud, an Apple service that allows users to keep all of their files backed up in the online "cloud", to trace stolen Apple devices and even to wipe them remotely if they fall into the wrong hands.
Cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular as users warm to the idea accessing all their data from any device. The technology is also attractive to companies, which can store huge amounts of data offsite, with much lower costs and no hardware to maintain.
Once the hacker gained access to Honan’s iCloud account, he or she was able to reset his password, before sending the confirmation email to the trash. Since Honan’s Gmail is linked to his .mac email address, the hacker was also able to reset his Gmail password by sending a password recovery email to his .mac address.
Minutes later, the hacker used iCloud to wipe Honan’s iPhone, iPad and Macbook Air remotely. Since the hacker had access to his email accounts, it was effortless to access Honan’s other online accounts such as Twitter.
In a blog post published at the weekend, Honan said he was playing with his daughter when his phone suddenly went dead and rebooted to the set-up screen.
So, it’s becoming more insecure and part of it too is that the big companies, you see, are also selling so much of your data to supposed all different institutions like universities and, again, marketers, etcetera, to do research on you, but of course hackers get in there amongst them and they get all the data given to them, gratis basically, and to your detriment.
Now, Apple’s co-founder, as I said, made a grim warning about the Cloud…
Steve Wozniak says the cloud isn’t the best place to store our data.
Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with the late Steve Jobs, predicted "horrible problems" in the coming years as cloud-based computing takes hold.
Wozniak, 61, was the star turn at the penultimate performance in Washington of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, monologist Mike Daisey’s controversial two-hour expose of Apple’s labor conditions in China.
(A: Anyway, it says...)
In a post-performance dialogue with Daisey and audience members, Wozniak held forth on topics as varied as public education (he once did a stint as a school teacher) and reality TV (having appeared on Dancing with the Stars).
But the engineering wizard behind the progenitor of today’s personal computer, the Apple II, was most outspoken on the shift away from hard disks towards uploading data into remote servers, known as cloud computing.
"I really worry about everything going to the cloud," he said. "I think it’s going to be horrendous. I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years."
He added: "With the cloud, you don’t own anything.
(A: You don’t own anything.)
You already signed it away" through the legalistic terms of service with a cloud provider that computer users must agree to.
"I want to feel that I own things," Wozniak said. "A lot of people feel, ‘Oh, everything is really on my computer’, but I say the more we transfer everything onto the web, onto the cloud, the less we’re going to have control over it."
(A: Well that’s the whole idea. The supergovernment is going to be in control of everything.)
Prior to Saturday at the Woolly Mammoth theatre in Washington, Daisey and Wozniak had met once before, in California after a performance of The Agony and the Ecstasy...
Wozniak was moved to tears, but a year later Daisey came under fire when it emerged that sections of his one-man show dealing with the Foxconn plant in China where iPhones and iPads are assembled had been fabricated.
Anyway, he’s telling you straight out that it’s the end of privacy and control over anything if you sign your life away; which most folk will do because it’s so convenient, isn’t it— just so convenient. And that’s the way that they actually do it and so on.
Now, everybody’s going on and on about this shooter, of course, the latest shooter. And it’s interesting to see that he went to a Sikh temple. It’s interesting too that he was with psy-ops and that’s what he was working with for quite a few years, psychological operations within the United States for the Army, and supposedly he wasn’t even stationed abroad. But they turned out a guy who obviously has problems, and who knows, they might have set him up for it too, triggered him, whatever, we just don’t know. We might never know the whole story, like all these shootings you get now, you never get told very much at all, and they’re already saying it’s a racist thing because he belonged to some punk band and he was disgusted at the way the world was going, etcetera, etcetera. Well, I’ll put some links up on this tonight. I’m sure you’ve all been through the same things and read them all already, but I’ll put that up tonight and you can basically see what you think yourselves.
As I say, we’ll be guessing on this forever because, just like the last shooting, they clamp-down on it, they keep all information quiet from the public as they go through their trials and whatever the official version will be, eventually it will come out in a few years time when no one cares and you can’t prove anything or follow anything up anyway, even if you want to investigate. It says…
The gunman in the Sikh temple shooting identified as ex-Army Soldier Wade Michael Page.
(A: Again, the three names, eh; they like that. And it shows you his photographs too and all his tattoos. He had "911," of course, tattooed on one of his arms too apparently, so they say anyway— you never know what they can put on with photoshop. It says...)
A 40 year old Army veteran suspected white supremacist
(A: This is what they’re saying here, a white supremacist.)
who gunned down 6 inside a Milwaukee area Sikh temple shot responding officer 8 to 9 times before he was killed by the police. Officials say the gunman who they identified as Wade Michael Page walked into the temple in Wisconsin on Sunday and opened fire with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun as several dozen people prepared for morning services.
Again, it’s all weaponry here we’re seeing here in the last couple of shootings because, after all, they want this world treaty put forth. You understand, the United Nations, if you go into their website, you have to look at world treaties on small arms. And I put a link up before from the 1960s where it was one of the first ones they put out to do with a world preparing for peace in a totally disarmed world population, basically. And it wanted to take all private firearms away from anyone who is not involved in the military for the country or the police of the country. And they say themselves, at the United Nations, that when they are the world government (if they’re not already, that is), they and their armies, the NATO forces etcetera, will have the sole use of force; anybody else using force of any kind (that’s not just firearms) is going to be illegal. Only the authorized ones by the United Nations will have the right to use force, and that means too that you can’t defend yourself in any situation— that’s what it means too folks; so I hope you understand it. So anyway, as I say, I’ll put up the links on this particular character, all that we do know about him, which isn’t an awful lot really and we’ll see how things turn out from there.
This other article did say that the…
Shooting suspect was US Army psy-ops [psychological operations] specialist: Pentagon
(A: And it says that he had worked on psychological operations...)
…the Pentagon said Monday. Wade Michael Page, who was himself shot dead by police during the incident, was a 40-year-old who had served between April 1992 and October 1998, ending his career at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He received his basic training in Fort Sill, Oklahoma before being moved to Fort Bliss in Texas. Fort Bragg, where he finished his career, is home to many of the US Army’s airborne units and its Special Operations Command.
So, it’s quite interesting to see his connections. But as I say though, we won’t get any further with it. And this other article here is to do, as I mentioned last week actually, to do with Syrian opposition. And last week I went through one of the people who is always the spokesperson, this Bassma Kodmani, who happens to be related to the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Council on Foreign Relations and every other big group and intelligence agencies; she’s one of the main ones who have gone across the Middle East, getting the preparatory work for stirring up students and so on, for rebellion within countries so that we can say “oh, they’re clamping down on their own people; we’ve got to intervene.” And she’s been to the Bilderberger meetings too. Well, this next one here is to do with the next guy; he’s Radwan Ziadeh…
Another often quoted SNC representative is Radwan Ziadeh – director of foreign relations at the Syrian National Council. Ziadeh has an impressive CV: he’s a senior fellow at the federally funded Washington thinktank, the US Institute of Peace...
These are the guys who are behind the wars.
Back with more after this…
Hi folks, I’m back. And rather than go through all the CIA boys and Mossad boys and MI-6 boys that are behind all these jihads, etcetera, and their massive armies of specially trained people from the West, I’ll go to the callers; there are some callers here. Is Daniel from the UK hanging on there? Are you there Daniel? Hello Daniel.
Daniel: I just wanted to ask you about, you know, Brzezinski came out with that opinion. He said that we’ll get our opinions from the media and we won’t be able to form our own opinions. You’ve said that a few times. Did he get that from this bloke called Dobrogaev?
Alan: From who?
Daniel: Dobrogaev, some psychologist. I’m reading a book called “Rape of the Mind”, by a chap called A. M. Meerloo. Have you heard of it?
Alan: Yeah. They use that book and a lot of other books to do with from behaviorists and today there are a lot more scientists involved in neuro-lingustics and psycho-linguistics, etcetera, but when Brzezinski said that he said that shortly the people will be unable to come to their own conclusions; their conclusions will be formulated for them; they’ll simply follow the media and whatever the media said, that would become their conclusion on any particular topic. And he said that’s all they’ll be able to talk about, is what we give them to talk about— well, that’s already happened. He said that thirty-odd years ago.
Daniel: Well this book is from 1956 and it quotes this chap Dobrogaev who is some Russian psychologist, but it comes out with a paragraph here. Would I be able to read this out and you can tell me what you think?
Alan: Yeah, go ahead…
Daniel: It says: 'Pavlov had already explained that man's relation to the external world, and to his fellow men, is dominated by secondary stimuli, the speech symbols. Man learns to think in words and in the speech figures given him, and these gradually condition his entire outlook on life and on the world. As Dobrogaev says, "Language is the means of man's adaptation to his environment." We could rephrase that statement in this way: man's need for communication with his fellow men interferes with his relation to the outside world, because language and speech itself the verbal tools we use are variable and not objective. Dobrogaev continues: "Speech manifestations represent conditioned reflex functions of the human brain." In a simpler way we may say: he who dictates and formulates the words and phrases we use, he who is master of the press and radio, is master of the mind. In the Pavlovian strategy, terrorizing force can finally be replaced by a new organization of the means of communication. Ready made opinions can be distributed day by day through press, radio, and so on, again and again, till they reach the nerve cell…'
Alan: It’s repetition. Repetition is key, and also having all media on board with the same terminology, the same buzzwords, the phrases that they use on the same topics, and that’s a form of psychic driving— it implants and embeds in our minds, like “weapons of mass destruction.” We all remember them all saying that over and over and over. And so that is the key to it, but even Bernays talked about this too; they appeal through language to the subconscious and unconscious parts of people and they motivate all the driving instincts you have inside you. They can turn you off of a topic or turn you on to a topic quite easily, just as they can turn you on to a product to buy or turn you off on a competitor’s product. So, it’s all to do with language and the conclusions because your mind will follow the terminology and it’s written in such a way that your mind is guided to the conclusion at the end of it. So you’re quite right; it’s a very simple technique of course, but now they own all the media and they’re all on board and saying exactly the same handouts that they’re given from the Pentagon or wherever and that’s how it’s done. It’s repetition, standardized news—quite right. Thanks for calling though.
From Hamish and myself, from Ontario Canada, it’s goodnight and may your God, or your Gods, go with you.
Topics of show covered in following links:
Rumsfeld—"Israel Needn't Notify US about Striking Iran"
The Rich have Body Doubles to Serve Their Prison Time--China
Green Councils are Boss in Australia—Time to Weed them Out of Office
IBM Smarter Cities Software —Key Role in Minnesota's Health Insurance Exchange
IBM—Because they Care?
Chemotherapy may Encourage Cancer Growth
More on Chemo-Therapy
All Private Info Being Stored by Government
& More on Above
Apple's Founder has Grim Warning about Cloud Computing
& More on Above
Wade Michael Page
& More on Above
Wisconsin Shooter was Psy-op. Specialist
White Power Links
The Official Syrian Opposition—Bilderberg Group, Ford Foundation, Arab Reform Initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations, Kissinger, Scowcroft and Others