The Federal Reserve Cartel: Part I: The Eight Families
Submitted by Amer Ikram as a guest journalist 23rd July 2014 thank you to others as well that made this information available.
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(Excerpted from Chapter 19: The Eight Families: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)
The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP Amoco and Chevron Texaco); in tandem with Deutsche Bank, BNP, Barclays and other European old money behemoths. But their monopoly over the global economy does not end at the edge of the oil patch.
According to company 10K filings to the SEC, the Four Horsemen of Banking are among the top ten stock holders of virtually every Fortune 500 corporation. 
So who then are the stockholders in these money center banks?
This information is guarded much more closely. My queries to bank regulatory agencies regarding stock ownership in the top 25 US bank holding companies were given Freedom of Information Act status, before being denied on “national security” grounds. This is rather ironic, since many of the bank’s stockholders reside in Europe.
One important repository for the wealth of the global oligarchy that owns these bank holding companies is US Trust Corporation – founded in 1853 and now owned by Bank of America. A recent US Trust Corporate Director and Honorary Trustee was Walter Rothschild. Other directors included Daniel Davison of JP Morgan Chase, Richard Tucker of Exxon Mobil, Daniel Roberts of Citigroup and Marshall Schwartz of Morgan Stanley. 
J. W. McCallister, an oil industry insider with House of Saud connections, wrote in The Grim Reaper that information he acquired from Saudi bankers cited 80% ownership of the New York Federal Reserve Bank- by far the most powerful Fed branch- by just eight families, four of which reside in the US. They are the Goldman Sachs, Rockefellers, Lehmans and Kuhn Loebs of New York; the Rothschilds of Paris and London; the Warburgs of Hamburg; the Lazards of Paris; and the Israel Moses Seifs of Rome.
CPA Thomas D. Schauf corroborates McCallister’s claims, adding that ten banks control all twelve Federal Reserve Bank branches. He names N.M. Rothschild of London, Rothschild Bank of Berlin, Warburg Bank of Hamburg, Warburg Bank of Amsterdam, Lehman Brothers of New York, Lazard Brothers of Paris, Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York, Israel Moses Seif Bank of Italy, Goldman Sachs of New York and JP Morgan Chase Bank of New York. Schauf lists William Rockefeller, Paul Warburg, Jacob Schiff and James Stillman as individuals who own large shares of the Fed.  The Schiffs are insiders at Kuhn Loeb. The Stillmans are Citigroup insiders, who married into the Rockefeller clan at the turn of the century.
Eustace Mullins came to the same conclusions in his book The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, in which he displays charts connecting the Fed and its member banks to the families of Rothschild, Warburg, Rockefeller and the others. 
The control that these banking families exert over the global economy cannot be overstated and is quite intentionally shrouded in secrecy. Their corporate media arm is quick to discredit any information exposing this private central banking cartel as “conspiracy theory”. Yet the facts remain.
The House of Morgan
The Federal Reserve Bank was born in 1913, the same year US banking scion J. Pierpont Morgan died and the Rockefeller Foundation was formed. The House of Morgan presided over American finance from the corner of Wall Street and Broad, acting as quasi-US central bank since 1838, when George Peabody founded it in London.
Peabody was a business associate of the Rothschilds. In 1952 Fed researcher Eustace Mullins put forth the supposition that the Morgans were nothing more than Rothschild agents. Mullins wrote that the Rothschilds, “…preferred to operate anonymously in the US behind the facade of J.P. Morgan & Company”. 
Author Gabriel Kolko stated, “Morgan’s activities in 1895-1896 in selling US gold bonds in Europe were based on an alliance with the House of Rothschild.” 
The Morgan financial octopus wrapped its tentacles quickly around the globe. Morgan Grenfell operated in London. Morgan et Ce ruled Paris. The Rothschild’s Lambert cousins set up Drexel & Company in Philadelphia.
The House of Morgan catered to the Astors, DuPonts, Guggenheims, Vanderbilts and Rockefellers. It financed the launch of AT&T, General Motors, General Electric and DuPont. Like the London-based Rothschild and Barings banks, Morgan became part of the power structure in many countries.
By 1890 the House of Morgan was lending to Egypt’s central bank, financing Russian railroads, floating Brazilian provincial government bonds and funding Argentine public works projects. A recession in 1893 enhanced Morgan’s power. That year Morgan saved the US government from a bank panic, forming a syndicate to prop up government reserves with a shipment of $62 million worth of Rothschild gold. 
Morgan was the driving force behind Western expansion in the US, financing and controlling West-bound railroads through voting trusts. In 1879 Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Morgan-financed New York Central Railroad gave preferential shipping rates to John D. Rockefeller’s budding Standard Oil monopoly, cementing the Rockefeller/Morgan relationship.
The House of Morgan now fell under Rothschild and Rockefeller family control. A New York Herald headline read, “Railroad Kings Form Gigantic Trust”. J. Pierpont Morgan, who once stated, “Competition is a sin”, now opined gleefully, “Think of it. All competing railroad traffic west of St. Louis placed in the control of about thirty men.”
Morgan and Edward Harriman’s banker Kuhn Loeb held a monopoly over the railroads, while banking dynasties Lehman, Goldman Sachs and Lazard joined the Rockefellers in controlling the US industrial base. 
In 1903 Banker’s Trust was set up by the Eight Families. Benjamin Strong of Banker’s Trust was the first Governor of the New York Federal Reserve Bank. The 1913 creation of the Fed fused the power of the Eight Families to the military and diplomatic might of the US government. If their overseas loans went unpaid, the oligarchs could now deploy US Marines to collect the debts. Morgan, Chase and Citibank formed an international lending syndicate.
The House of Morgan was cozy with the British House of Windsor and the Italian House of Savoy. The Kuhn Loebs, Warburgs, Lehmans, Lazards, Israel Moses Seifs and Goldman Sachs also had close ties to European royalty. By 1895 Morgan controlled the flow of gold in and out of the US. The first American wave of mergers was in its infancy and was being promoted by the bankers. In 1897 there were sixty-nine industrial mergers. By 1899 there were twelve-hundred. In 1904 John Moody – founder of Moody’s Investor Services – said it was impossible to talk of Rockefeller and Morgan interests as separate. 
Public distrust of the combine spread. Many considered them traitors working for European old money. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, Andrew Carnegie’s US Steel and Edward Harriman’s railroads were all financed by banker Jacob Schiff at Kuhn Loeb, who worked closely with the European Rothschilds.
Several Western states banned the bankers. Populist preacher William Jennings Bryan was thrice the Democratic nominee for President from 1896 -1908. The central theme of his anti-imperialist campaign was that America was falling into a trap of “financial servitude to British capital”. Teddy Roosevelt defeated Bryan in 1908, but was forced by this spreading populist wildfire to enact the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. He then went after the Standard Oil Trust.
In 1912 the Pujo hearings were held, addressing concentration of power on Wall Street. That same year Mrs. Edward Harriman sold her substantial shares in New York’s Guaranty Trust Bank to J.P. Morgan, creating Morgan Guaranty Trust. Judge Louis Brandeis convinced President Woodrow Wilson to call for an end to interlocking board directorates. In 1914 the Clayton Anti-Trust Act was passed.
Jack Morgan – J. Pierpont’s son and successor – responded by calling on Morgan clients Remington and Winchester to increase arms production. He argued that the US needed to enter WWI. Goaded by the Carnegie Foundation and other oligarchy fronts, Wilson accommodated. As Charles Tansill wrote inAmerica Goes to War, “Even before the clash of arms, the French firm of Rothschild Freres cabled to Morgan & Company in New York suggesting the flotation of a loan of $100 million, a substantial part of which was to be left in the US to pay for French purchases of American goods.”
The House of Morgan financed half the US war effort, while receiving commissions for lining up contractors like GE, Du Pont, US Steel, Kennecott and ASARCO. All were Morgan clients. Morgan also financed the British Boer War in South Africa and the Franco-Prussian War. The 1919 Paris Peace Conference was presided over by Morgan, which led both German and Allied reconstruction efforts. 
In the 1930’s populism resurfaced in America after Goldman Sachs, Lehman Bank and others profited from the Crash of 1929.  House Banking Committee Chairman Louis McFadden (D-NY) said of the Great Depression, “It was no accident. It was a carefully contrived occurrence…The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so they might emerge as rulers of us all”.
Sen. Gerald Nye (D-ND) chaired a munitions investigation in 1936. Nye concluded that the House of Morgan had plunged the US into WWI to protect loans and create a booming arms industry. Nye later produced a document titled The Next War, which cynically referred to “the old goddess of democracy trick”, through which Japan could be used to lure the US into WWII.
In 1937 Interior Secretary Harold Ickes warned of the influence of “America’s 60 Families”. Historian Ferdinand Lundberg later penned a book of the exact same title. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas decried, “Morgan influence…the most pernicious one in industry and finance today.”
Jack Morgan responded by nudging the US towards WWII. Morgan had close relations with the Iwasaki and Dan families – Japan’s two wealthiest clans – who have owned Mitsubishi and Mitsui, respectively, since the companies emerged from 17th Century shogunates. When Japan invaded Manchuria, slaughtering Chinese peasants at Nanking, Morgan downplayed the incident. Morgan also had close relations with Italian fascist Benito Mussolini, while German Nazi Dr. Hjalmer Schacht was a Morgan Bank liaison during WWII. After the war Morgan representatives met with Schacht at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland. 
The House of Rockefeller
BIS is the most powerful bank in the world, a global central bank for the Eight Families who control the private central banks of almost all Western and developing nations. The first President of BIS was Rockefeller banker Gates McGarrah- an official at Chase Manhattan and the Federal Reserve. McGarrah was the grandfather of former CIA director Richard Helms. The Rockefellers- like the Morgans- had close ties to London. David Icke writes in Children of the Matrix, that the Rockefellers and Morgans were just “gofers” for the European Rothschilds. 
BIS is owned by the Federal Reserve, Bank of England, Bank of Italy, Bank of Canada, Swiss National Bank, Nederlandsche Bank, Bundesbank and Bank of France.
Historian Carroll Quigley wrote in his epic book Tragedy and Hope that BIS was part of a plan, “to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole…to be controlled in a feudalistic fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements.”
The US government had a historical distrust of BIS, lobbying unsuccessfully for its demise at the 1944 post-WWII Bretton Woods Conference. Instead the Eight Families’ power was exacerbated, with the Bretton Woods creation of the IMF and the World Bank. The US Federal Reserve only took shares in BIS in September 1994. 
BIS holds at least 10% of monetary reserves for at least 80 of the world’s central banks, the IMF and other multilateral institutions. It serves as financial agent for international agreements, collects information on the global economy and serves as lender of last resort to prevent global financial collapse.
BIS promotes an agenda of monopoly capitalist fascism. It gave a bridge loan to Hungary in the 1990’s to ensure privatization of that country’s economy. It served as conduit for Eight Families funding of Adolf Hitler- led by the Warburg’s J. Henry Schroeder and Mendelsohn Bank of Amsterdam. Many researchers assert that BIS is at the nadir of global drug money laundering. 
It is no coincidence that BIS is headquartered in Switzerland, favorite hiding place for the wealth of the global aristocracy and headquarters for the P-2 Italian Freemason’s Alpina Lodge and Nazi International. Other institutions which the Eight Families control include the World Economic Forum, the International Monetary Conference and the World Trade Organization.
Bretton Woods was a boon to the Eight Families. The IMF and World Bank were central to this “new world order”. In 1944 the first World Bank bonds were floated by Morgan Stanley and First Boston. The French Lazard family became more involved in House of Morgan interests. Lazard Freres- France’s biggest investment bank- is owned by the Lazard and David-Weill families- old Genoese banking scions represented by Michelle Davive. A recent Chairman and CEO of Citigroup was Sanford Weill.
In 1968 Morgan Guaranty launched Euro-Clear, a Brussels-based bank clearing system for Eurodollar securities. It was the first such automated endeavor. Some took to calling Euro-Clear “The Beast”. Brussels serves as headquarters for the new European Central Bank and for NATO. In 1973 Morgan officials met secretly in Bermuda to illegally resurrect the old House of Morgan, twenty years before Glass Steagal Act was repealed. Morgan and the Rockefellers provided the financial backing for Merrill Lynch, boosting it into the Big 5 of US investment banking. Merrill is now part of Bank of America.
John D. Rockefeller used his oil wealth to acquire Equitable Trust, which had gobbled up several large banks and corporations by the 1920’s. The Great Depression helped consolidate Rockefeller’s power. His Chase Bank merged with Kuhn Loeb’s Manhattan Bank to form Chase Manhattan, cementing a long-time family relationship. The Kuhn-Loeb’s had financed – along with Rothschilds – Rockefeller’s quest to become king of the oil patch. National City Bank of Cleveland provided John D. with the money needed to embark upon his monopolization of the US oil industry. The bank was identified in Congressional hearings as being one of three Rothschild-owned banks in the US during the 1870’s, when Rockefeller first incorporated as Standard Oil of Ohio. 
One Rockefeller Standard Oil partner was Edward Harkness, whose family came to control Chemical Bank. Another was James Stillman, whose family controlled Manufacturers Hanover Trust. Both banks have merged under the JP Morgan Chase umbrella. Two of James Stillman’s daughters married two of William Rockefeller’s sons. The two families control a big chunk of Citigroup as well. 
In the insurance business, the Rockefellers control Metropolitan Life, Equitable Life, Prudential and New York Life. Rockefeller banks control 25% of all assets of the 50 largest US commercial banks and 30% of all assets of the 50 largest insurance companies.  Insurance companies- the first in the US was launched by Freemasons through their Woodman’s of America- play a key role in the Bermuda drug money shuffle.
Companies under Rockefeller control include Exxon Mobil, Chevron Texaco, BP Amoco, Marathon Oil, Freeport McMoran, Quaker Oats, ASARCO, United, Delta, Northwest, ITT, International Harvester, Xerox, Boeing, Westinghouse, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, International Paper, Pfizer, Motorola, Monsanto, Union Carbide and General Foods.
The Rockefeller Foundation has close financial ties to both Ford and Carnegie Foundations. Other family philanthropic endeavors include Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, General Education Board, Rockefeller University and the University of Chicago- which churns out a steady stream of far right economists as apologists for international capital, including Milton Friedman.
The family owns 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where the national Christmas tree is lighted every year, and Rockefeller Center. David Rockefeller was instrumental in the construction of the World Trade Center towers. The main Rockefeller family home is a hulking complex in upstate New York known as Pocantico Hills. They also own a 32-room 5th Avenue duplex in Manhattan, a mansion in Washington, DC, Monte Sacro Ranch in Venezuela, coffee plantations in Ecuador, several farms in Brazil, an estate at Seal Harbor, Maine and resorts in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. 
The Dulles and Rockefeller families are cousins. Allen Dulles created the CIA, assisted the Nazis, covered up the Kennedy hit from his Warren Commission perch and struck a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood to create mind-controlled assassins. 
Brother John Foster Dulles presided over the phony Goldman Sachs trusts before the 1929 stock market crash and helped his brother overthrow governments in Iran and Guatemala. Both were Skull & Bones, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) insiders and 33rd Degree Masons. 
The Rockefellers were instrumental in forming the depopulation-oriented Club of Rome at their family estate in Bellagio, Italy. Their Pocantico Hills estate gave birth to the Trilateral Commission. The family is a major funder of the eugenics movement which spawned Hitler, human cloning and the current DNA obsession in US scientific circles.
John Rockefeller Jr. headed the Population Council until his death.  His namesake son is a Senator from West Virginia. Brother Winthrop Rockefeller was Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas and remains the most powerful man in that state. In an October 1975 interview with Playboy magazine, Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller- who was also Governor of New York- articulated his family’s patronizing worldview, “I am a great believer in planning- economic, social, political, military, total world planning.”
But of all the Rockefeller brothers, it is Trilateral Commission (TC) founder and Chase Manhattan Chairman David who has spearheaded the family’s fascist agenda on a global scale. He defended the Shah of Iran, the South African apartheid regime and the Chilean Pinochet junta. He was the biggest financier of the CFR, the TC and (during the Vietnam War) the Committee for an Effective and Durable Peace in Asia- a contract bonanza for those who made their living off the conflict.
Nixon asked him to be Secretary of Treasury, but Rockefeller declined the job, knowing his power was much greater at the helm of the Chase. Author Gary Allen writes in The Rockefeller File that in 1973, “David Rockefeller met with twenty-seven heads of state, including the rulers of Russia and Red China.”
Following the 1975 Nugan Hand Bank/CIA coup against Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, his British Crown-appointed successor Malcolm Fraser sped to the US, where he met with President Gerald Ford after conferring with David Rockefeller. 
Next Week: Part II: Freemasons & The Bank of the United States
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David Cameron makes concessions to rush through snooping law
Prime minister offers review of intercept legislation to secure cross-party support for emergency surveillance laws
Thanks to the guardian and reporters; hopefully this moron and his side-kick Clegg will not get away with this.
This is the link http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/10/david-cameron-concessions-snooping-law-surveillance
and here is the story;
David Cameron and Nick Clegg front to talk about new laws being rushed through to allow police and MI5 to probe mobile phone and internet data.
David Cameron abandoned his year-long resistance to tightening the accountability of the security services as the price for winning Liberal Democrat and Labour support for emergency surveillance laws.
Standing alongside Nick Clegg, the prime minister unveiled emergency laws, to be bundled through parliament in days, designed to shore up the powers of spies, police and government agencies. But Cameron agreed to a "sunset clause" time-limiting the bill to 2016, a full-scale review of intercept laws, a new oversight board and restrictions on the number of public bodies that can make use of surveillance data.
Ministers said the apparent sudden need for new laws stemmed partly from a European court of justice (ECJ) ruling in April restricting state access to citizens' data. They also warned that foreign-based phone and internet companies were imminently going to stop handing over the content of individual communications in response to UK warrants.
------------------- We the public do not want to be spied on and if things were not bad enough when Tony Blair had the law changed regarding the Magna Carta; Cameron is going one step further futher.
Justice is sometimes best served up cold; and good hackers can peel apart deep packet inspection and communication intercepts of who is watching who. Fortunately, despite all this spying, some of the most tallented computer programmers on the planet (AKA hackers), would never work for GCHQ, MI5, MI6, DHS, NSA, FBI etc no matter how much money you give them.
Good hackers are not terrorists; they are mentors and pioneers of technology. That is why we have new layers of encryption that is virtually impossible to break even with Quantum Computing and despite the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement http://tppinfo.org and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Partnership
and Bilderberg that Cameron is subscribing too https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilderberg_Group
Good hackers already have developed new protocols that have put back Science and Technology by at least 30 years. It is only a matter of time and as I have said before, "Within 2 years from now there will be a technological crash".
I could cite many people, but those who I dearly love and had excellent dialogue with privately were the late Sir Arthur C Clarke and Sir Patrick Moore.
Arthur always said "Trust is a brave protocol of Man, but once it has been abused it cannot be repaired again".
Patrick said "Do something that has never been done before".
Both knew Einstein and many other notable scientists and musicians. Fortunately despite all the money in the world, our private conversations, were private!
As Patrick said to me "do something that has never been done before". I have, and my final comment is for the late Arthur and Patrick etc; etc, etc.
"I am not a genius but you taught me well with wise words of wisdom.... you can be, and that is all you can be. I am eternally thankful for such kind words and may we push the boundaries of science to better mankind and deny technology to those who have hidden motives".
Paul Pritchard - Guest Activist
by Alec Finch 11th July 2014 at 23:03
Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to Paul Pritchard who is an activist and not an extremist!
I have known Paul for many years and today, I have decided to give him a stage and share his thoughts including his writings as they cannot be ignored.
Paul is a humanitarian and if you don't like what he writes; then you can always close your browser and 'bury your head in the sand' and ignore the truth.
So this is Paul;
“Soft assassinations” planned for last weekend’s EU election winners / Crime against humanity – no water for more and more Detroit residents
Syrian Presidential election: Democracy that our (expletive deleted) leaders do not like
Aftermath of kievan junta’s airstrike. 18+ – Is this enough innocent blood for you, prime minister David Cameron ?
Millions for War/Bankers, but no Money for Poor/Veterans / W. Ukraine is breaking with Kiev junta / F**king peeling f**king paint
ECB cuts deposit rate below zero in historic move / CHINA/RUSSIA 40,000 TONS OF GOLD / F**king cluster f**king bombs
88% Syrians are ‘insulting’ for being pro-Assad, but it’s actual democracy in actual action / more de-dollarizing / for the children
248 armed conflicts after WW2; US started 201 (81%), killing 30m / Gospel According to bankster Government
China’s “Evaporated” Collateral Scandal Spreads / Japan, Saudis & Germany to join Russian alliance ?
The Baltic Dry Index Is Having Its Worst Year Ever / Ukraine: ‘White phosphorus’ reports
800 Irish babies bear marks of ritual killing / Dead bankster quotient 37 / Inventing Terrorists (aka. Manufacturing)
NATO Allegations of Russian Tanks in Ukraine based on Fake Evidence / Fee for exiting from bonds
IRS: The Dog Ate My E-Mails, for Two Years / Anti-Dollar Alliance” To Halt US Aggression Abroad
Human beings as corporate subjects / The Global Corporatocracy / The Lincoln conspiracy / Odessa massacre / DHS: ‘HANDS OFF’ These Terrorists
Kiev Delivering on Rhetoric to ‘Cleanse Sub-Humans’ / 133 G77 Nations vow to destroy America’s New World Order
Goodbye fake Al Qaeda, slave ticket, IMF/WB, Obama (aka Palpatine), no-fly list, criminal oligarchy
Goodbye Langley mercenaries and war criminals, central banksters, euro, IMF, Monsatan, water-guzzling NSA
Withdraw Your Consent: 25 Ways to Declare Your Independence / Kuwait: uprising against government corruption is a global trend
USA, 3rd world country masquerading behind FRAUD / UK gov hushed up a child pedo op for elites for decades / non-Fed’s 6% dividend
We’re On Cusp Of A “Nuclear” Meltdown In The Credit Markets / Dead Bankers Society / Another Mysterious JP Morgan Death
G4S - Corrupt business practices not just in the UK, but is an International 'Cartel'
By Alec Finch 11th July 2014 @ 03:12
G4S is a company, that continually sets and sells its credibility on protecting mankind and offering security services in all sectors. This company bids and takes on contracts that they cannot furfill.
As always; with a company as big as G4S who are backed by certain dignitaries, politicians; sometimes it can be difficult to explain "How it all started, what they have been doing and where will it all end?".
The purpose of this report is so that the public are made aware of what G4S do and can make up their own minds based purely on fact, and the public have a voice whereby G4S can no longer bid for Government contracts in the UK, operate in security sectors including policing, close protection, prisons, banking, loading cash machines etc.
So let's start with, who do G4S think they are? They have upset the Police, Ambulance and Fire Services and all our Armed Forces when they have a 'God Complex'. Yes that is G4S.
The London Olympics; under the Conservative's had a crisis on their hands. Ah we saw Royal Marine Commandos and the Army do the work of G4S who were obligated to furfill their contract and failed miserably.
G4S has still not paid a penny back from the above report ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
This is just the start of a long line of issues and they have a huge PR Machine working for them to be influential, but personally I'd prefer influenza.
Next, G4S was known as Group 4 in the UK who took on a contract and were well known for losing prisoners plus keys to prisons namely Birmingham and joined services with Securicor who delivered money to Banks and Cash Machines.
This is from the report in the Telegragh; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9405046/G4S-previous-controversies.html
The company received hundreds of complaints from illegal immigrants held in G4S detention centres
G4S runs three immigration detention centres and received more than 700 complaints in 2010, including allegations of assault and racism, but said only 25 against its staff were upheld.
Most common complaints against G4S related to lost property and poor communication but there were 48 complaints of assault, three of which were upheld.
Two complaints of racism were partially substantiated but six were dismissed.
In 2010, the Angolan detainee Jimmy Mubenga died after allegedly being restrained by G4S guards, three of whom were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. They are currently on bail.
Security guards allegedly kept him restrained in his seat as he began shouting and seeking to resist his deportation.
A post mortem said the death remained "unexplained".
The British Airways aircraft was taxiing at the time and had to abandon the flight.
G4S has since lost the deportation contract.
In October 2011, inmates in Birmingham Prison, which is managed by G4S, were locked in their cells for almost a day after a set of keys fitting every cell door went missing.
The cost of fitting new locks to the cells, doors and gates was estimated to be £250,000.
Tagged a false leg
In another incident in August 2011, G4S staff attached an electronic monitoring tag to the false leg of a one-legged criminal, meaning he was able to go out and leave it at home.
Two members of staff were sacked after Christopher Lowcock, 29, wrapped his prosthetic limb in a bandage and fooled them into tagging it.
Lowcock could then simply remove his leg – and the tag – whenever he wanted to breach his court-imposed curfew for driving and drug offences, as well as possession of an offensive weapon.
The staff were ruled to have failed to carry out the proper tests when they set up the tag and monitoring equipment at his Rochdale home.
Managers became suspicious when they returned to the address a third time to find Lowcock had already been arrested and was back in custody accused of driving while banned and without insurance.
As always, we are only just getting started on G4S;
Did you know that G4S works in Iraq? http://www.g4siraq.com/ Ah yes;
In Iraq, we combine the scale and resources of a large global business with strong local capabilities and expertise.
G4S has an unparalleled heritage in Iraq, providing protective security, stabilisation and post-conflict reconstruction services to government and commercial organisations since 2003. We are legally registered and licensed to operate by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Ministry of Trade (MoT).
Our business in Iraq is significant and a number of the world’s leading companies, as well as the Government of Iraq, trust us to provide a safe environment for their staff and operations. As well as providing security for international investors, including a number of large oil and gas companies, we provide a full range of services at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP).
In Iraq, we employ some 2,200 staff, of whom more than 85 per cent are Iraqis. We actively train and develop our talented local employees, whose deep local knowledge and expertise is a great advantage in consolidating our long-term position in the country.
We are fully committed to supporting economic development in Iraq and see ourselves as a long-term partner for the Iraqi Government, offering world class solutions to match emerging requirements. Our intention, over time, is to offer a wider range of services in Iraq, such as total facilities management for many aspects of Iraq’s critical infrastructure, including power stations, courts and prisons. We aim to build our relationship with the Iraqi government so that it is similar to that held with other governments around the world, where we manage prisons, hospitals and schools, provide support to the police and a wide range of sporting and cultural events.
Setting industry standards
We have stringent procedures in place to ensure our employees act at all times within the relevant international and local legal frameworks. Across all of our operations we are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards and affirm our commitment to the tenets of the G4S Code of Ethics. Our parent company, G4S plc, is one of the founding signatories of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers. This Code sets out principles for security operations in areas experiencing or recovering from disaster or unrest and where governments and the rule of law are weak.
In addition we have a comprehensive Quality Management System accredited to ISO 9001:2008 and an established Environment Health & Safety Management System accredited to OHSAS 18001.
Read the full page
Is that not enough we will take all your resources and manage your economy?
HOW ABOUT Middle East http://www.g4s.ae/en-AE/ !!!!
HOW ABOUT Africa http://www.g4s.co.za/en-ZA/ ouch!
G4S South Africa Head Office
Byls Bridge Building 11, 13 Candela Street, Highveld Extension 73, Centurion, 0157
+27 (0)10 001 4500
More contact details
Now lets look at prisons and prisoner solutions;
It is clear that G4S are the modern day mafia and if you decide to dig a lot deeper yourself; you will find that that G4S should no longer have a company on UK soil and need to be banned from operating in the UK, due to their 'Human Rights Policies and Gross misconduct'.
finally two more links to read;
If this is not enough, we will do a follow up report against G4S which will get increasingly embarassing.
Back from a break there will be updates from Greenpeace the EFF and a fluxradio report about G4S corruption.
Alec Finch 11th July 2014
Researchers Sidestep Paypal Two-Factor Authentication
By Rory (Pull the Plug) 25th June 2014
Here is a very interesting article by the security ledger written by Paul Roberts
Researchers at DUO Security claim to have found a way of bypassing a two factor authentication feature that secures logins to Paypal.com, eBay’s online payment service.
The vulnerability could allow an attacker who has stolen a Paypal customer’s user name and password to gain access to the account, even though the customer had enabled the more secure two-factor authentication option.
DUO found that PayPal’s mobile API contained flaws that could make it easy to bypass two factor authentication on customer accounts.
DUO described the problem in a blog post early Wednesday. According to researcher Zach Lanier, Paypal has published an API (application program interface) for its Security Key two-factor authentication technology that contains a vulnerability that would allow even a non-technical hacker to bypass the second factor when accessing a Paypal customer’s account.
An attacker only needs a victim’s PayPal username and password in order to access a two-factor protected account and send money. “The protection offered by the two-factor Security Key mechanism can be bypassed and essentially nullified,” the company wrote in a blog post.
The problem comes up when trying to access a Paypal account protected using two-factor authentication using a PayPal mobile application – for example: on a tablet or smart phone.
PayPal’s mobile apps do not currently support two-factor-enabled accounts and display a message to users who have enabled it for their accounts when those users attempt to log in from a PayPal mobile application. However, Lanier and his colleagues discovered that it is possible to trick the PayPal mobile applications into ignoring that flag on the account and allow an attacker to log in without requiring secondary authentication.
MORE on this story at https://securityledger.com/2014/06/researchers-sidestep-paypal-two-factor-authentication/
...... Thanks to Security Ledger ...... for informing people (Rory).
Monsanto - Invented Agent Orange - Update
By Alec Finch 25th June 2014
Monsanto have used clever words saying "We did not Invent Agent Orange". No they did not, hence the misleading words "We did not invent Agent Orange"; they are correct, however they DID manufacture Agent Orange in huge quantities.
Legally, we call this collaboration, aiding and facilitating a biological weapon, knowing its only intended use is to inflict maximum destruction and harm.
Monsanto have admitted making it and therefore are responsible. For previous litigation issues against Monsanto and other defunct companies please read http://martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/nov2008/agent-orange.html
Add to this;
A UK government report showed that 67 chemicals, including Agent Orange derivatives, dioxins and PCBs exclusively made by Monsanto, are leaking from the Brofiscin quarry, near Groesfaen in Wales, an unlined porous quarry that was not authorized to take chemical wastes. It emerged that the groundwater had been polluted since the 1970s. The government was criticised for failing to publish information about the scale and exact nature of this contamination. The UK Environment Agency estimated that it would cost £100m to clean up the site, called "one of the most contaminated" in the UK.
Monsanto, must be classed in the Top 10 Most Shameful Companies on the Planet.
Monsanto pay a Pseudo Student called 'Reality-Check' to make a blog in favour of Monsanto and use their official logo along with a 'genetically modified thesis' outlining activists against Monsanto are wrong!
By Alec Finch 24th June 2014;
Today I came across a site, purporting to support Monsanto and articles written by a student called Reality-Check, who is wholly in favour of what Monsanto do.
It is clear that this is just a propaganda machine of Monsanto, and in actual fact, Reality-Check does not exist, but articles written are clearly by different people indeed.
Writing is a skill; and the way one expresses themself carries certain recognition and traits. The writing traits all across the site is made up of 5 people. Obviously, Three of the Five are not writers; but indoctrinated to act.
Two people work for Monsanto in the Public Relations Dept and decided to set up this blog.
One is a Director of PR and the other is a Media Manager who colluded on this marvellous idea that a Monsanto blog would be a good idea http://monsantoblog.eu/
This blog carries the official Monsato logo, which someone had permission to use and is just another covert stunt by Monsanto. Have a look around the website about myths on monsanto.
The rhetoric is mean't to decieve and shift responsibility without taking responsibility for their actions hence this one;
Lets look at what is said;
Myth #8: Monsanto invented Agent Orange
In category Reality-Check on May 23, 2014 No comments
False. Monsanto did not invent Agent Orange.
As we have explained in greater depth on our website and elsewhere, Agent Orange is the name given to the combination of two commercially available herbicides which had been used for decades before the Vietnam War. The former Monsanto, which was primarily a chemical company, along with 9 other companies, supplied the U.S. government these herbicides as part of the war effort. The combination of these herbicides is what the U.S. government named Agent Orange after the color of the stripe put on the barrels that contained it.
The nine Agent Orange manufacturers were government contractors acting at the direction of the government, which was exercising its authority under the U.S. War Powers Act. The government set the manufacturing specifications for Agent Orange, and decided when, where and how it was used. Agent Orange was only made for military use by the government.
In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand lower court rulings that the manufacturers were not responsible for the implications of military use of Agent Orange because the war materials were supplied at the direction of the U.S. government.
A concise and informative summary of Agent Orange can be found in an article written by U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein, the judge in the United States who handled all Agent Orange litigation for 30 years. Judge Weinstein notes that the idea that Agent Orange might be the cause of a wide variety of alleged personal injury was first suggested after the Vietnam War by a social worker from Chicago, and that idea became widespread in the media, becoming accepted fact without any proof. He writes after handling the litigation for 30 years that there is simply no competent scientific or medical proof that Agent Orange caused the wide array of alleged serious injuries and birth defects.
Outside of the U.S., Agent Orange lawsuits were filed in Korea by several thousand allied veterans from South Korea claiming injury from exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Unlike the U.S. litigation which was settled long ago, the Korean matters proceeded through trial and appeals. After carefully considering the evidence for over six years, in July 2013 the Supreme Court of Korea issued a decision which concluded that there was no scientific or medical evidence to support the claim that serious health effects, or aftereffects, were caused by alleged exposure to Agent Orange.
Given this background, we are mystified as to why certain non-governmental organizations and extremists groups continue to talk about Monsanto’s involvement with Agent Orange as if it were yesterday.
Many widely respected companies, from German auto makers, banks and pharmaceutical companies to airplane manufacturers, clothing companies and food producers at one time or another have supplied governments for military procurement purposes during times of war. Yet few people shun these automakers, aspirin makers, banks, clothing companies or food producers because of that involvement.
Why is Monsanto different? We would argue that in fact Monsanto is no different than those other companies. What is different, sadly, is that Monsanto has competitors, along with certain political groups and non-governmental organizations, that appear to see a commercial or political benefit in keeping Agent Orange in the headlines.
Consider these facts: Monsanto stopped making Agent Orange in 1969, more than 40 years ago. Hardly anyone working for Monsanto at that time is still with the company today. The majority of the chemicals business of Monsanto was spun off in the 1990′s, and by simple math almost anyone who would have worked for Monsanto in the 1960s must be in their 60s today and is most likely retired. The vast majority of people working at Monsanto globally today were born long after the Vietnam war ended and the production of Agent Orange was discontinued.
Time to move on?
They say "Consider these facts: Monsanto stopped making Agent Orange in 1969, more than 40 years ago. Hardly anyone working for Monsanto at that time is still with the company today."
Now that is an admission of guilt; but they try to absolve themselves by saying;
"The majority of the chemicals business of Monsanto was spun off in the 1990′s, and by simple math almost anyone who would have worked for Monsanto in the 1960s must be in their 60s today and is most likely retired. The vast majority of people working at Monsanto globally today were born long after the Vietnam war ended and the production of Agent Orange was discontinued."
That is purely, washing their hands of all responsibility whatsoever, that those people no longer work for Monsanto and are retired.
I say to Monsanto, employees and the Board of Directors, Trustees and Founders; are you telling me there is no family member who does not have a stake in Monsanto? Put in a trust fund, grand children employed by Monsanto, with money stored off shore to avoid taxes and bent politicians, congressmen in the USA and Europe.
Tongue in cheek - Nigel Farage UKIP is a 'Plant'.
ISIS steal $450 Million USD in Robbery, yet militants give away free copies of the Qur'an to citizens of Iraq.
By Barry Johnston 24th June 2014
There are very confused messages coming out from different news agencies throughout the world regarding ISIS, including John Kerry's visit to Iraq. The BBC are reporting one thing, Al Jazerra another, Russia Today another, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN.
One thing is major news networks in the USA are corrupt full stop; or as you Americans like to say PERIOD!
Apparently, ISIS have taken $450 Million United States Dollars in a Robbery, making them according to some news agencies the most powerful 'Terrorist Group on Earth'.
Well as it is across borders and international, the FBI and Interpol would surely be hot on the tail of ISIS including Mosad, MI6, NSA, GHCQ, CIA etc etc and with spy satelites up and have watched this 'All unfold from space'.
The UK cannot do anything even if agreed in Parliament as David Cameron and his cronies have destroyed our 'Armed Forces' getting rid of 30,000 Fully Qualified Soldiers, to 20,000 Reservists.
Regardless, there is little that can be done about this uprising in Iraq and the precursor to this was around 150 people being killed per day after the US withdrawl in car-bombings etc and quite possibly another 300 unreported deaths daily.
I have not seen any evidence to say this was ISIS, although they would like to take credit for this as a PR game.
Personally, I am disgusted as a humanitarian to see so many innocent people killed especially women and children displaced by war and becoming refugees?
Can someone please explain with the War going on in Syria and Iraq how it is true Islam to 'Cause untold misery, suffering and death to others?'.
Jihad, only means 'A struggle', yet the Western translators; translate it as a 'Holy War'.
Jihad once again means 'A struggle', nothing more and nothing less; Billions missing from Iraq = Bilderberg-gate
The Sunni and Shia Muslims need to work together with the Kurds and create their own land (stan). Have an agreement and live in peace in Iraq. The only otherway forward would be be to bring back all countries in the Middle East to Mesopotamia or Persia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_Empire
The Middle East can work together and they have worked very well in for thousands of years; it was only Western powers started meddling into their affairs that things went wrong.
All that can be said is simple, look after your family, women and children; be fair; be loyal and be compassionate and tolerant as we were never created equal otherwise we would all look like the genetically modified 'Dolly the Sheep'.
More importantly do not create a crisis and the people you elect actually work for citizens, your Country and that is why they are elected in the first place. If they do not do a good job, it is only fair that they are removed from power to prevent them from causing further damage.
Democracy is supposed to be "Power to the People". Not the otherway around.
Sadly laws are twisted by politicians and that is how Hitler got all his power, He used democracy, got many people on his side and then ultimately; he turned his back on the goodwill of others to make Germany an almost formidable army to get his own way and dominate including unspeakable crimes against humanitany.
That is Bilderberg for you, that is Monsanto for you, that is Pfizer for you, that is Bayer for you, That is Nestle for you, that is McDonalds for you, that is Coca Cola for you, that is Nike for you, that is Loreal for you, that is Garnier for you, that is JP Morgan for you, that is Ely Lilly for you, big pharma and sports they have a fix, pill or product for you so you start fitting into a 'genetically engineered society'.
No thanks and good riddance to David Cameron, who has been propping up the UK economy selling off every asset we have so the office of national statistics says we are doing well, when in fact he is leading us into a crisis.
I hope the people of Iraq, can find a peaceful solution and those of the middle east. Please don't bend to western influence, but take minorities into account.
Money is not everything. Working together with some love and compassion and sharing food goes a long way!
Graham Stringer Labour MP articles;
By Editor Fluxradio 11th June 2014 16:11
Graham Stringer MP, recently had three articles published in various press leading up to the elections. Obviously, Mr Stringer could not reach all the media outlets and we are republishing these articles for those who have missed them...... This is what Mr Stringer has to say;
April 2014 Co-op Group
With immaculate timing the People’s History Museum is currently hosting an exhibition celebrating the success and history of the Co-operative movement, ‘The Peoples Business – 150 years of the Co-operative’.
The Co-op Group is of course in turmoil; the announcement by the Co-op Chief Executive Richard Pennycook that after a ‘disastrous’ year the group had losses of £2.5billion brings into question whether or not the Co-op will still be around in another 150 weeks, let alone 150 years.
The Co-op promotes itself as an ethical, mutual business yet it has behaved in an unethical and un business like fashion.
Lord Myners, the ex Labour City Minister, has been appointed as a director to help restructure the governance arrangements at the Co-op. His analysis of what went wrong is devastating. He described the decisions to purchase the Britannia Building Society and Somerfield supermarkets as ‘catastrophically inept’, leading to crippling debt and that this happened because the former managers were ‘allowed to run amock like kids in a sweet shop’. He is just as critical of the board that failed to control these incompetent managers.
This is the board chaired by the ‘crystal Methodist’ Paul Flowers who has been charged with being in possession of Class A drugs. His incompetent and lewd behaviour has appalled and amused in almost equal measure.
Many good people remain but the decline in ethical standards has gone through the organisation like Blackpool goes through a stick of rock.
I together with millions of other Co-op members was informed just before Christmas that we would not be receiving our usual Co-op dividend vouchers, ‘because we made a loss this year’. Yet at the same time Rebecca Skitt, the HR Director, was paid £2million for 11 months work, half of that was a retention payment although she was not retained. The then Chief Executive, Euan Sutherland was offered a package of £3.25million. Receiving this did not inhibit him from claiming reimbursement of hundreds of pounds for a blow out lunch in a Michelin starred London restaurant. The contrast between how members were treated and the top executives indicates the Co-op Group had slipped its ethical moorings.
The Co-op tragedy has happened at precisely the moment that society is aching for a business alternative to capitalism. The Western world is still, after nearly 7 years, in economic shock after the crisis in international banking.
The question then is; is it possible to rescue and rebuild the Co-op returning it to its ethical and mutual founding principles married to an effective business model?
Lord Myners’ solution is not as good as his analysis of the problem. He wants a PLC board of City types, overseen by a national membership council who would be there to ensure ‘Co-op principles and values are upheld’. However in the critical areas of hiring and firing the board, and determining general business direction, this board would be toothless. Lord Myners’ protestations that by giving members a voice but not control this would not be a PLC are risible. The Co-op would be a PLC camouflaged as a mutual. This is a hazardous path as many in the City just see the Co-op as an asset ready to be stripped. There could be no control on these people in the event of another failure.
I prefer a more genuinely Co-operative model where the members have their full voting rights restored (they were taken away more than 20 years ago to stop the carpet baggers who turned many building societies into banks).
They would vote directly for the board and remove the current unwieldy structure. It should be possible for an organisation, structured in this fashion, to outperform its competitors because it has the advantage of not having to make a profit for distant shareholders.
This doesn’t just matter as an alternative to red in tooth and claw capitalism, it matters here in Manchester. Six years ago the City Council supported the expansion of the Co-op in the City Centre by investing £20million in roads and infrastructure; this public investment should be protected. Three thousand local jobs depend on the success of this organisation. It is vital that the Co-op survives not just to challenge the current commercial orthodoxy but to support the future growth of Manchester.
Graham Stringer MP
Salford Advertiser EU May 2014
The recent European and local elections gave rise to almost as many interpretations as there were commentators. Views varied as to how good the elections had been for Ukip and how poor they had been for the main parties.
However the critics were all agreed that the voters had given a thumbs down to the European Union. Prime Ministers, Presidents and Leaders of parties were quick to stand before television cameras and assure the electorate that they had got the message. Time will tell.
The arrogant unelected bureaucrats in Brussels however absolutely did not get the message. Their response to large numbers of people in this country and elsewhere in Europe registering their dissatisfaction with the European Union at the ballot box was to claim more money from tax payers all over Europe.
The electorates vote of no confidence has inspired them to ask for an extra £500 million from this country to pay for “dramatic unforeseen circumstances”
The unforeseen circumstance, by which they mean Ukraine, should be paid for by reallocating the already substantial funds at their disposal or better still, in my opinion, they should keep their nose out of Ukraine. Our Treasury has correctly told them to get lost. The EU’s support for anti government demonstrators which included racists and fascists earlier this year has undoubtedly exacerbated the already unstable situation in Ukraine. More money would certainly mean more meddling and bring us closer to a more serious armed conflict.
As somebody who believes we should have a referendum and get out of the European Union I have mixed feelings about these proposals. They reveal the EU in their true colours as an out of touch self satisfied political elite. On the other hand there is always a danger that an unholy compromise will be reached and we end up paying ‘only’ a £¼ billion instead of the £½ billion by which these Marie Antoinettes want to fleece us.
A sensitive and sensible response to the people’s disillusionment with the EU would have been to reduce the £10billion we surrender to them every year. If we had not been making the unjustified contributions to the EU to subsidise inefficient French farmers and the Polish economy we could have solved our financial crisis. That really would indicate that somebody had got the message.
Graham Stringer MP
Manchester Evening News -
Region’s NHS must get the basics right - June 2014
Just over 12 months ago NHS Greater Manchester launched its ‘Healthier Together’ project, meant to be a review of health and care in Greater Manchester. It was not a good start. The report was incomprehensible, jargon ridden gobbledygook.
Greater Manchester MPs were given an update in the House of Commons 4 weeks ago, this wasn’t much better.
The objectives of ‘Healthier Together’ are laudable. To improve the quality of healthcare and to ensure that the standards for patients across the county are the equal of any in the country.
The facts supporting change are startling.
It is estimated that nearly 300 deaths a year could be saved when people have general surgery if standards were raised to the best in England.
Your chance of dying when undergoing an operation is twice as high in some hospitals, when compared with the best in Greater Manchester.
Casualty departments are being overwhelmed by a huge increase in patients, partly caused by the inaccessibility of GPs and the closure of walk in centres. ‘Healthier Together’ proposals suggested downgrading some hospitals and concentrating even more specialist services in 4 hospitals with improvements in access to GP services.
Unfortunately the Parliamentary presentation gave MPs no confidence that these proposals could be practically implemented. At a time of financial stringency they could not tell us how much would have to be invested in new primary care facilities, to take the pressure off Accident and Emergency Units. Nor could they tell us how much they had spent on legal and financial consultants, (I’ve since found out that this is running at an excessive £3.1million a year).
These same consultants could not assure Members of Parliament that these proposals were even lawful.
The huge reorganisation of health services, that the Conservative and Lib Dem coalition brought in, has meant astonishingly that co-operation between hospitals can be unlawful. They are now subject, like private companies, to competition law.
The ‘Healthier Together’ team insist that no hospitals will be closed but downgrading hospitals when NHS Greater Manchester is projected to be running a 16% deficit in 3 years’ time jeopardises the future of those hospitals.
The NHS is at a crossroads and big decisions on national and local financing as well as competition and privatisation will be taken by the party who wins the next general election.
These proposals are not credible as they stand. Their schedule needs to be aligned with the electoral timetable. In the meantime NHS Greater Manchester should concentrate on improving the management of its core services, many of which are poor. From booking appointments to care on wards we need to get the basics right before we have yet another major reorganisation.
Graham Stringer MP
Five US soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 'Friendly Fire Attack'
By Bruce Johnson 10th June 2014 13:47
According to the Daily Mail; Five US soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan in what has been described as a 'Friendly Fire incident'.
There is nothing friendly about this whatsoever and many British Soldiers have lost their lives at the expense of American 'Friendly Fire' in OP Granby https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Granby and also in OP Telic
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Op_Telic and that is just to name a few wars.
From the feedback I have had since very early this morning, many British ex-forces members are rather unsympathic regarding this incident having been at the 'short end of the stick'.
Definition - http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/end-of-the-stick.html
Will America learn it's lesson? Probably not, but I would really like to see how the Whitehouse and President Obama tries to console families of those lost.
As American English and the English language differ so much that the definition of Console is as follows;
In a sad twist of fate, my colleague recently posted links to the John Pilger film 'The War You Don't See'
http://johnpilger.com/videos/the-war-you-dont-see and at the beginning there is Apache footage of 'Pure Murder'' that the US Department of Defense lost footage of, but Wikileaks got their hands on it.
Why is this a poignant issue? Well from good sources; this 'friendly fire incident' was from an Apache and they flattened five USA soldiers, so I am hoping the families of those killed; demand the footage from the Apache.
Also NATO forces wear certain patches, that all military aircraft sensors pick up and flags them up as 'friendly forces'. Well in this case, something went drastically wrong and I am sure the families do not want to hear justifications coming from the DoD, that due to the nature of events; all sensors had to be turned off for stealth reasons.
These families want some answers and they should be told the truth instead of pleading the 5th Ammendment.
Regardless, our thoughts are with you and no one wants to feel bereft; but that is just the policital war machine of the United States which leaves a trail of destruction behind and ongoing wars.
Thankfully, there are many good citizens in the United States and we salute you for being honest and truthful. As always, it only takes a few bad apples to set in the rot which is what we have here.
Greenpeace press releases
By Alec Finch 9th June 2014 15:29
Just in case you have missed some of the latest press releases from Greenpeace; please check out their section.
We have been on a break for a week, but are back and have put them up online for your perusal.
EFF - Join Tor campaign!
By Alec Finch 9th June 2014
The EFF have a new campaign so have a look in their section!
The war you don't see by John Pilger - revisited
By Alec Finch 27th May 2014
I followed this film by John in 2011 http://johnpilger.com/videos/the-war-you-dont-see#
After this film by was made, John was banned from entering the the United States and a very noteable Professor of Sociology was disgusted at this outcome due to the truthfullness of his film.
Given current conflicts it should be revisited. From John's website it says;
'The War You Don't See' (2011) is a powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war, tracing the history of 'embedded' and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an 'electronic battlefield' in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?
John Pilger says in the film: "We journalists... have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."
Bilderberg and the TPP is what this is really about.
I have no need to document who these evil people are that make misery for 80% of the population. You can find out as much information as you need on wikipedia regarding Bilderberg and the TPP.
There are a few good sayings to properly sum up these types of people; 'Wolves dressed in Sheeps clothing'; 'Mutton dressed as lamb'; and as Dad said "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers".
It is only appropriate to start naming and shaming these people including Rothschild's and Bankers.
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert do a great job on Russia Today http://rt.com/shows/keiser-report/ naming and shaming these offenders.
Anyway; I have always wanted to say Max and Stacy remind me of 'Scooby Doo!'. Stacy as 'Shaggy and Max as Scooby Doo!' hehheeehheeeeee!
Max and Stacy now owes me some Scooby Snacks, when I am next in London. Keep up the good work Shaggy and Scoob!
Afzal Khan CBE and Labour Win EU election for North West England MEP.
By Alec Finch 00:28
I am pleased to announce that Afzal has won his election and sends a strong message to UKIP and the Conservatives, Lib Dems; that your policies are broken.
Afzal won fair and square because he is a humatarian and actually cares about people and unlike the other parties who only care about London and the Home Counties whos' ideas do not fit into todays society.
I am sure Afzal will do a magnificent job for people in the North West and help protect areas of natural beauty.
The Conservatives want to push through fracking asap as do the Lib Dems and UKIP, but as Ed Milliband has said "Fracking is not the solution to our energy crisis", he is right and that is why after being a lifelong Conservative voter, I am now a member of the Labour Party and proud.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it Cameron with the rest of your Eaton toffs! If you think you are going to win the next General Election with all the disgraceful policies you have put in force; against disabled people, cancelling legal aid, trying to wreck the Citizens Advice Bureau; disbanding the Monopolies and Mergers Commission and Office of Fair Trading and add to that wrecking our armed forces.
You are a prune! enough said.
Greenpeace investigation reveals toxic scandal with World Cup merchandise
Lastest from Greenpeace 21st May 2014
Greenpeac have a new update; please check out their section.
Chinese officials to face hacking charges, US officials say (war rhetoric in progress?)
Alec Finch 19th May 2014
The U.S. Justice Department is filing charges against five Chinese officials, accusing them of hacking into U.S. industrial companies to spy and steal secrets, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.
This from KITV http://www.kitv.com/national/chinese-officials-to-face-hacking-charges-us-officials-say/26050226 plus it is on Sky News Live.
How dare the USA talk about spying secrets; given all the revelations by Edward Snowden and the NSA; you would have thought that the USA would have better protocols in place to prevent this situation from happening in the first place and had enough intelligence before this occured to prevent it.
Despite the rhetoric from the USA; it sends out a poor media message to the rest of the world; that our ability to deal with IT Cyber warfare is weak and we have been compromised.
Maybe this is just a precurser to war after the US sanctions against Russia failed and only yesterday, Russia signed a gas deal with China for the next 30 years that the US do not like one little bit.
The link below shows the USA infiltrating China and this was Thursday, Feb 28, 2013!
Who is fooling who here? Who created the stuxnet worm to halt Iran's peaceful nuclear program and who 'bunked off some Iranian nuclear scientists'. It is known widely it was Mossad and the CIA.
The question is; was that stuxnet worm/malware decompiled and used to gain access back?
The answer is quite probably.
Update: Sky have it covered at the link below;
I would not expect any announcement on the matter from the UK Government, unless they want to say GCHQ was hacked too!
Electronic Frontier Foundation News Update;
Alec Finch 19th May 2014 10:42
When the Government Comes Knocking, Who Has Your Back?
Check out their section!
AstraZeneca rejects Pfizers bid of $69.3 Bn, but Pfizer still wants take over that Cameron and his Cronies want!
By Alec Finch 19th May 2014 09:32
Obviously AstraZeneca is better off without Pfizer, even though they have worked together in the past. http://www.astrazeneca.com/Media/Press-releases/Article/20120813--astrazeneca-and-pfizer-enter-agreement-over-the-counter-NEXIUM
What most people are asking is what happened to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission along with the Office of Fair Trading? Have a guess what it was abolished by Cameron and his cronies! in this link if you look a little further down https://www.gov.uk/government/news/competition-commission-announces-new-members
It says; "On 1 April 2014, the Competition Commission and the OFT will come together to form a single Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Following extensive consultation, in March 2011 the government published its proposals to reform and streamline the UK’s competition regime, including creation of the CMA."
This was news to me until I started researching this article a bit more. So exactly what is going on here?
David Cameron and his cronies are telling the public that the economy is on the rise, but the truth is; it only is temporary fix to get re-elected and a smoke screen. These Fruit Cakes have been brokering deals behind our backs selling off british business to boost the statistics.
This is a good day for Britain that the merger is not going ahead; well at least not as yet, and the Board of Directors of AstraZeneca should reject any deal at all costs. If a takeover has been that aggressive by Pfizer so far; it just goes to show AstraZeneca is leading the way and that should restore confidence in the share price.
Just remember, it is only the investment bankers that were speculating on share prices to make billions for themselves off this deal; but today it backfired and you should expect an even bigger loss on Pfizer's share price!
Cooking programmes on television and where it all went wrong BBC, Channel 4, ITV.
By Editor Fluxradio 13th May 2014.
Firstly there are too many cooking programmes on television throughout the world. People are starving in a world food crisis; stress of running a family; finding the right ingredients; doing the shopping; lowering wages and who has time have time to cook properly and who does all the washing up or supplies all the fancy pots and pans, expensive food mixers; knives etc etc.
Speaking to people who have a family to feed and those who work all the hours God sends without a family just to make ends meet financially are quite angry. The BBC are the worst offenders of all, especially with Saturday Kitchen and posh nosh that is finacially out of the reach of 98% of the population and those on very low wages.
People don't have enough money in the bank to be a person of leisure. So the BBC gets the wooden spoon award.
Thankfully, we do have some really good chefs, who are quite educational and truly do try their best; namely
Channel 4 gets the Golden award for good education http://www.channel4.com/programmes/categories/food, ITV gets the Silver award as you cannot get much worst than the BBC and that is why they don't even get a bronze award, but their own "Ready Steady Cook" Wooden spoon, or for those of you old enough a Blankety Blank Cheque book and pen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blankety_Blank
You cannot fully knock the BBC as they do some excellent programming, but for food all we can say is 'Quack Quack Opps!
USA sponsored corruption in Ukraine. Another Yugoslavia Balkan War is on the cards.
Alec Finch - 11th May 2014
Many of us do not want to see a repeat of the Yugoslavian/Balkan wars ever again, with it's ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, just like the holocaust.
The USA, is sponsoring this to the tune of $5 Bn USD that is $5,000,000,000,000.00. For stategical purposes; to put the pressure on Russia with it's missile defence right on Russia's doorstep in Poland. Read this;
Now understanding that; Russia has a right to protect itself legitimately and the US sponsored uprising in Ukraine, has led to to Crimea going back to the Russian Federation, where the people of Crimea actually voted freely, but the US and Europe refuse to recognise Crimea as part of the Russian Federation despite an honest referendum.
You may ask why is America/NATO peeved? Well just go back and read the link regarding missile defence
Crimea is a strategic place; especially with its gas pipeline and the USA wanted this area controlled under the Bilderberg Group https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilderberg_Group
Thankfully Putin, is not a push over and as I am of Polish-Russian Jewish decent, I see the USA like Nazi Germany; using diplomatic ideas to gain power and continue with it's 'War Machine'.
I have a very interesting email that I sent to President Obama and a reply that I recieved that will be an embarrassment to the Obama administration. Publishing this will occur when the timing is right.
Obviously, it is very embarassing and just as embarassing that the USA has never won any war whatsoever; despite all the Hollywood films 'bigging the USA up as a superpower'.
The USA has completely turned it's back on its citizens, just like we have experienced here in the UK and many Countries throughout the world.
All we see is a trail of blood left behind in Iraq, Libya, Dafur, Afghanistan, Burma, Vietnam etc etc etc.
Also in Op Telic the USA and UK government is as corrupt as it gets hence the Chilcott Inquiry has been put off yet again until 2015; but here are some points;
Is this just me; or do most of us want a peaceful planet wherby we can all get along together?
With that; wherever you are in the world; decency, honesty and respect is not dead!
Day of the Exoplanet
Editor fluxradio - 1st May 02:52
This is interesting article By Phil Plait from slate.com
For the first time, astronomers have determined how fast an exoplanet is spinning. To save you the dramatic tension, I’ll tell you right off the bat: 25 kilometers per second, or about 28,000 mph. That’s fast. With some reasonable assumptions, that means the planet has a day that’s about eight hours long, a third of an Earth day, which is pretty amazing given that the planet is 10 times the mass of Jupiter!
The planet in question is Beta Pic b, a massive gas giant orbiting a star about 63 light years away. The planet was discovered in 2003, and its existence confirmed in 2009. This planet has been a boon to astronomers; it was one of the very first to have been directly imaged by telescopes, meaning we can actually see it in pictures. The image above shows it clearly near its parent star, Beta Pic.
For more on this article please read; HERE
Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death from the Skies! Follow him on Twitter.
Once again two organisations are really starting to apply the pressure this week. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Greenpeace have new updates.
Updates from Greenpeace - Buyer of Russia’s first Arctic offshore oil shipment revealed!
By Alec Finch 28th April 2014
Greenpeace have a new press release, so why not head over to their section to check it out and see what else you can do?
Updates from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
By Alec Finch 28th April 2014
The Electronic Frontier are full steam ahead with their work starting with the following; but you will have to check out their section for this dates and events;
A federal appeals court overturned the conviction of computer researcher Andrew "weev" Auernheimer, making it clear that even in the Internet age, the location of a criminal defendant remains an important constitutional limitation. Aurnheimer was charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for exposing a massive flaw in AT&T's online infrastructure. Auernheimer's appeal team—made up of EFF, Professor Orin Kerr, Marcia Hofmann, and Tor Ekeland—argued that accessing a publicly available website does not constitute unauthorized access to a computer. They also argued that Auernheimer should not have been charged in New Jersey, a jurisdiction with no connection to the defendants or the allegations. He has been released from prison following the court's decision.
Greenpeace gets its own slot on Fluxradio
By Alec Finch 27th April 2014 01:56
Today gives me great pleasure in announcing that we have given Greenpeace their own section on fluxradio.
For many years, Greenpeace have been working for the betterment of our planet and general wellbeing of mankind, especially when big corporations, governments turn their backs on people in unethical ways and in the name of profit.
Quite often these effects on the environment have devastating and long lasting consequences, whilst the people who have made their riches are long gone and unwarranted suffering continues.
Greenpeace have played an invaluable part in all our lives whether it be immediately apparent or not. Therefore, as an introductory statement, this is what Graham Thompson from Greenpeace has to say;
“Many thanks to Alec and Flux Radio for helping us to spread the word. Greenpeace rely on volunteers and donors giving us their time, talent and money, and because our opponents are some of the biggest companies and governments in the world, we need all we can get. If you’d like to do something to protect our planet’s climate, our forests or our oceans, or the bees in your back garden, please get in touch.”
Finally, we would like to thank Greenpeace and the least we can do is help support your cause.
Greenpeace - The work they do and exciting news
by Alec Finch 25th April 2014 05:16
We have some exciting news to bring to you from Greenpeace within the coming days.
An announcement is forthcoming by Monday 28th April, until then thank you Greenpeace!
Speculation - Why Oscar Pistorius is guilty of Murder.
By Z Ali 17th April 2014
After following this case closely, if there was an intruder, the first thing any man or woman would do sleeping in the same bed would be to wake their partner up with 'deep concerns' that an intruder might be present and ask them to 'get out of harms way'.
Only then would you reach for gun or use it as the 'last resort if your life was in danger'. Pistorius's life was not in danger, and he let off shots killing Reeva intentionally by walking to the bathroom and shooting through the door.
His first priority was the safety of Reeva and he should have stayed in the bedroom and if threatened he could have used deadly force to protect Reeva and himself.
Pistorius went looking for trouble instead.
We may never understand his motives for killing Reeva; but I can guess; she wanted out of the relationship and as he was controlling and possessive, things just progressed from violent outbursts and possible threats of violence that Reeva just wanted to move on and Pistorius would not let her.
We feel for Reeva's family and hope you get the justice you deserve. Our thoughts are with you!
Up and coming - A new interview with Cllr Afzal Khan - Labour MEP Candidate (North West England) and Cllr Naeem Ul Hassan
Alec Finch 15th April 2014
I am pleased to announce, fluxradio will be conducting a new interview with Cllr Afzal Khan MEP candidate for the North West of England within the next two weeks and hopefully, Mayor of Manchester Cllr Naeem Ul Hassan to bring you some great news and his re-election campaign as Councillor.
As the elections are approaching on 22nd May 2014, time is of the essence so interviews might have to be split on different dates; however we will cover them on fluxradio.
Nonetheless; we will be talking about FRACKING, Housing and Immigration, plus some other highly important topics that in my own opinion will be enlightning and help establish a better bond within our communities.
As always, the interviews will be natural and unedited.
New Updates from Electronic Frontier Foundation
Editor 12th April 2014
The EFF have new news and updates; please see their section.
EE disconnects people in the UK and crashes Freeview whilst attempting to fix 4G network.
By Alec Finch 24th March 2014 15:32
The company known as EE was a collaberation with Orange and T-Mobile who merged and left users without any contact recently. This has been very well reported in the UK mainstream press.
This is not the first time; that Orange and T-mobile have had serious network issues. EE is just a rebranded name, backed by a huge advertising campaign with Kevin Bacon to gain trust.
When I say backed; I mean finacial investments by Bankers, or so called Business Angels who only have one agenda; which is to see how much money can be extracted as 'Share holders' and do not care about who gets hurt in the process.
The Orange and T-Mobile merger was due to the fact that they were loosing market share and EE became the new name of the operator.
EE means 'Everything Everywhere'. Well, 'tongue in cheek' Everything Everywhere is nowhere.
The cellphone towers had software glitches and there were hardware interface issues that did not work and still don't.
Freeview was knocked out by a reset patch like Nat West banking RBS group going down and online banking etc. It is a similar situation.
OFCOM needs to investigate and fine EE. www.ofcom.org.uk/contact-us
Thankfully, I am not an EE customer, but I would like to see the 'Board of Director's of EE' make a public statement and say sorry.
As EE is a faceless corporation, the chances of a statement, is about as close to 'Absolute Zero' -273.15°C when given the 'cold shoulder'
Definition is here http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/give+the+cold+shoulder
It is within the 'Public's best interests' That EE say sorry to it's customers.
Parents, children alike were shut off and the standards reasonably expected were not met in their 'service level agreement' which should allow people to break their contracts.
Can EE recover from this fiasco? Only you can decide for yourself.
How Putin won the war of democracy against the West over Ukraine and Crimea.
Alec Finch - 22nd March 2014 17:54
Fluxradio has taken a passive stance on the situation in Ukraine and Crimea; but now it is approppriate as an independent news source and unmanipulated to analyse the truths.
President Obama and Rt Hon David Cameron Prime Minister, including other people within their cabinet and members of congress and house of representatives need to take a step back for a moment.
The people of Crimea voted and there was a huge turnout. namely 87% of the population without any pressure or threats of violence as implied by the western and other news agencies, that you could probably list AFP, REUTERS, ABC, CNN, FOX, SKY NEWS, BBC, and the list goes on and on.
Now the people voted. Not recognising the fact a free and fair election for the people of Crimea would be a good thing in the name of democracy and applauded.
I ask you, what is the problem with letting a person go their own way and make their own choices in life?
Personally, I come from Polish, Russian, Jew background. I am pleased to see Putin, takes no threats from the Obama Adminstration (Regime) and the UK (Regime) plus some borked MEP's (Regime) and IMF (Regime) New World Order (Regime) Bilderberg (Regime).
The way the USA, UK and EU are behaving regarding Crimea is completely unfounded and disgraceful that the people are NOT ALLOWED A VOICE!
Threats of sanctions are about to backfire and Putin knows this as he can quite easily side with China, India and Africa and forget Europe.
From the USA, UK and EU NATO standpoint Crimea is a major strategic part on the world map for US Missile sheilds, and that is why they are peeved.
The thought of getting Ukraine in EU was the Bilderberg plan, but Bilderberg did not care about Ukrarians, just Crimea and the Black Sea to control trade routes and the USA putting missile defence systems right on Russia's doorstep.
Can the USA, UK and Europe, please tell me that the people of Crimea do not have a diplomatic right whatever in their religions beliefs that they seek in a peaceful manner, or have their human rights taken away nor be governed in a dishonest and unethical way by overthrowing an elected person and putting in a 'puppet master'?
If this happened in the USA, security forces would use 'Lethal force and drones' against it's own citizens, which has been well documented on https://www.slashdot.org if you just search plus other agencies.
The morale of the story is the US/UK/EU twists UN resolutions and lies to go to war.
Fortunately, Putin is not a push over and is a very diplomatic sane man.
Ying and Yang!
Hugh's Fish Fight | Hugh's last stand 2014
Editor - Fluxradio 3rd March 2014
Yesterday Channel 4 aired a brilliant programme Hugh's Fish Fight, which was a continuation of a series where Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall launched the Fish Fight campaign to end discards in 2010.
Now that European fisheries policy has changed, the campaign has come to an end, but the final programme aired yesterday looks at exactly what has been achieved and it's successes, but are the supermarkets and suppliers keeping to their agreements? If you have not watched it already, you should at the link below;
Also Hugh has had more information put up on the original website where you can read the full story and to save you time; even the contact details of Supermarkets so you write to them and tell them exactly what you think;
We would like to say a big thanks to Hugh and all those involved in the campaign no matter how small, and it does give people hope, that things can change!
Electronic Frontier Foundation and The day we fight back!
Editor - Fluxradio 17:53
11 February 2014
Look who supports the case against the NSA.
Fluxradio is proud to support the EFF and https://thedaywefightback.org and they have full permission to use our logo as well.
Bang on people! we love you!
Fluxradio will do an update once the campaign gets fully underway.
Paul Bonhomme ready to get off to a flyer as he bids to defend Red Bull Air Race Series title
Written by Aaron Mason. 23:01 http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Sport/Sport-headlines/Paul-Bonhomme-ready-to-get-off-to-a-flyer-as-he-bids-to-defend-Red-Bull-Air-Race-Series-title-20140207070100.htm
Annotation by Alec Finch
Paul; we all wish you the best as a fighter pilot. Most people do not know you are the STIG from Top Gear, but keep people guessing!
Absolutely marvellous. As you say, no sudden movements and be gentle in the curves and pull the G-Forces to about 13- 15.6 G for a world record.
Be smooth and only pull that joystick when needed through the gates.
We are all rooting for you Paul "The Stig". Keep your cool and pull some serious G-forces, dont black out!
To pull off the world record of G-Force I feel the speed should be 348 mph entry, up and over loop, bend and dive through the gates close to 394 mph carrying the speed and then relax.
Red Bull can make you a new propeller to do that and some new wings to get the World Record. Think of this like Westland Helicopter's Lynx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Lynx
The British public are all behind you Mr Paul, so strut your funky stuff!
PLEBGATE - Police Officer Keith Wallis Jailed.
Alec Finch 6th February 2014 21:43
To some people; this will seem unjust; however it does show that corruption can run right up to the highest level. I am just just going to outline a few issues but the main story is outlined by the BBC below so thank you to them.
The report says; "He said Wallis, who had served for 30 years in the police, had suffered from both mental and physical illness and had been deeply affected by the death of his father, also a police officer".
If that had been the true case, then he should have signed off years ago.
I am not against the Police at all, but having someone like that, defending 10 Downing Street is a little bit ridiculous. Other Police Officer's have colluded and I could not possibly make a public statement until justice takes it's course.
It is upto the public to make up their own minds, but it is worrying that Police defending 10 Downing Street are now being slowly exposed.
The Police's reputation has been seriously damaged in the eyes of the public and the damage is almost irrepairable, to restore public confidence.
However there are good Police Officers, who do their job with pride.
I have asked a friend to give me some reflection on this case and Neil Harvey says the following;
"It is one more case of our police showing to be failing. The esteem and transparency upheld by the old British Bobby is gone apart from a select few. It disturbs me that bad apples are giving the police a bad name".
He also goes on to say " The English Bobby is the face of the Police who can reassure you and be dependable"; "This incident is very unfortunate with the Ex Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell. He also suspects that the truth is being bent and feel's quite offended and alarmed that a trusted Police Officer Keith Wallis lied".
Mr Harvey, also brings up the issue and says that "If Keith Wallis, lied, then other Police Officer's have lied too, but you have to laugh as it it is like 'no honour amongst thieves'; and now the truth is coming out, the police officers involved in the case are trying to cover their own backs as their lies get stripped away".
Finally Mr Harvey said "The perpetural lies, will continue and the only way out, is to come clean and tell the truth from all sides. Apologise to each other and move on and stop wasting the Courts time and squandering public funds".
I would like to thank Mr Harvey for his comments and hope this gives a fair and balance view.
BT (British Telecom) internet interception of searches.
Editor - Fluxradio 3rd February 2014
Somethings never change with BT and because they own all the infrastructure here in the UK, they can still do whatever they like to suit themselves. Some of you may remember 'PHORMING' by BT here is an article from 2008 http://www.theguardian.com/technology/blog/2008/mar/05/moreonphormnowonthemain
BT are still at it, controlling your searches just have a look at this link https://community.bt.com/t5/Other-Broadband-Queries/BT-Web-Address-Help-service-i-dont-want-BT-intercepting-my/td-p/49804
That is from 2010 and now we are in 2014. I urge you to read the comments in the last link saying they should be reported to the ICO information commissionars office.
The fact that BT is not transparent is unacceptable and they make it as difficult as possible to opt out, but why did they opt you in in the first place?
Lets see. Firstly go to this link http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14244/c/346,402,405
The link looks all well and good but you are still not getting the right answers, but on that page you have another link which is; http://preferences.webaddresshelp.bt.com/selfcare/ that is not particularly CLEAR and you are making some progress but then you have to go to this link;
http://preferences.webaddresshelp.bt.com/selfcare/preferences.cgi and then select DISABLE! You might have to do this twice before it accepts your choice.
That is not really the end of the story as you might feel you are free from served up pages by BT, but as BT has deep links with Yahoo, the searches you make are served up by BT Yahoo even though they do not say this when your query is returned.
In actual fact Yahoo are serving up pages for BT and sharing deeplinks with Yahoo and vice-versa collecting and sharing information on users including email activity.
Should be concerned about your privacy? Yes you should and BT needs to be disbanded and other companies should be allowed to own telephone lines and the infrastructure here in the UK.
It is these very things that have caused deep concern for the public all over the world regarding NSA spying and GCHQ deep packet inspection. The truth is BT will never let go of the infrastructure for it to be run free and in an ethical manner.
This is why people like the Electronic Frontier Foundation in the USA do brilliant work. Even though I do not have any proof, it would not surprise me if BT are playing a part in the Trans Pacific Partnership https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp
Thankfully, in the USA, people are more receptive toward good technology and developments, but the UK are lagging behind, just like what happened with the 'cotton industry'.
If that is not scathing enough, the NHS (National Health Service) IT costs are running at close to £15 Billion, that is about $22 Billion USD and the toffs still cannot get it right through bad management.
It is the same old story, fire all the qualified IT staff and hire consultants and quangos. If I had a budget of £2 billion, I could have hired the right people, had all the hardware in place and systems deployed running smoothly in 2 years, but no this NHS bill is spiralling out of control and I estimate it will eventually cost £30 Billion to get it right and even then it will not be right because the system designers, designed the systems completely wrong from the ground up and it will be full of bugs.
This is why I will be taking some of the technology I have designed to the United States where it will be appreciated.
More Charities Added
Alec Finch 1st February 2014 19:43
We have added a few more charities under our charities heading, however we would like to hear from minority charities for inclusion in the list; especially those that get little or no funding. If you want to be included then please email
Electronic Frontier Foundation News
By Alec Finch 23rd January 2014 at 22:39
The Electronic Frontier Foundation have some new news for members. May I remind readers and people of fluxradio wherever you are in the world, the EFF do a fantastic job indeed that affects you personally and your lives. Therefore, please support them where possible. They are the American 'Special Forces' of the digital world!
The Royal Marines' Association 350th Year Anniversary and Events for 2014
22nd January 2014 - 19:17 by Alec Finch
I am hoping to bring you some excellent news soon and a review from the RMA and possibly a notable interview with someone special.
Sadly, you are just going to have to 'sit tight' until a full announcement is made. The anticipation is brilliant!
The BBC is worth it and does not waste minutes of your life!
Editor - Fluxradio 16th January 2014
Even though the BBC has been through some 'ups and downs' over the past 4 years and faced criticism, really you cannot go wrong with the BBC and just like my cat... the BBC 'aways lands on it's feet!
In the photograph I took of my cat ; it was just a moment of time captured and I shared the above picture with the late Sir Patrick Moore 'Sky at Night' as he loved cats too.
What has this got to do with the BBC might you ask? Well it takes a huge team to bring you quality programmes and they try to deliver 'Best Value for Money' and save you from repetitive advertising on other channels that increase the noise levels and expect you to sit through roughly 20 minutes of advertising for every 1 hour programme!
If you do not believe me; try and see what you can achieve during advertisements. I have tried a number of tasks and this is what I have been able to do during commercial breaks.
1, Put on new bedding; fitted sheet, 4 pillows cases and a Kingsize duvet cover (But not buttoned up).
2, Hoovered two bedrooms.
3, Folded 9 Beach Towels.
4, Put dirty laundry in the washing machine.
5, Washed up plates and bowls for 4 people including cutlery, but not pans or the roasting tray.
The examples above are just an indication of what you can do during advertisements, but with the BBC you get a complete, uninterrupted programme.
What does that mean? well, you are sat there on the sofa with your partner and children.... QUALITY TIME and TV.
That is what the BBC delivers and the BBC is a great educational tool.
Interview with Lord Mayor of Manchester and Labour North West MEP Candidate Councillor Afzal Khan
By Alec Finch 8th January 2014
Today I had the pleasure in interviewing the Lord Mayor of Manchester Naeem Ul Hassan and the North West Labour MEP candidate Councillor Afzal Khan. In this natural uncut interview; Coucillor Afzal Khan and the Lord Mayor cover various interesting topics ranging from working with local communities and businesses, to european funding, immigration, health and schools.
In particular, it was eye-opening to find out what has been achieved over the years expecially as the press tend to focus on controversial issues and achievments tend to get little or no recognition.
Councillor Khan gives a great insight into Europe and what it means for the North West, whilst the Lord Mayor talks about Manchester and the Cheetham Hill area where he is also Councillor.
Personally, I found it an enjoyable and enlighting experience with good all round humour. Although we only intended the interview to be about 20 minutes long; we soon realised 44 minutes had passed which is testament to the saying 'Times fly when you are having fun'.
We have agreed to do further interviews as the elections get closer and in the meantime, you can follow Councillor Afzal Khan on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AfzalKhanNW Twitter https://twitter.com/CllrAKhan and on his campaign website http://www.afzalkhan.org.uk
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Exciting interview with Lord Mayor of Manchester and MEP candidate Cllr Afzal Khan
By Alec Finch 4th January 2014
Next week I will be doing an interview with the Lord Mayor of Manchester Cllr Naeem Ul Hassan JP and former Mayor of Manchester MEP (Member of European Parliament) candidate Cllr Afzal Khan.
What will set this interview apart from others is; you will get to hear from them in a natural, relaxed and warm way. I certainly hope to cover many positive issues in the interview and more importantly keep it interesting.
Besides, Manchester is not just known worldwide for our football clubs Manchester City and Manchester United!
Why Charles Stross Wants Bitcoin To Die In a Fire*
By Alec Finch - 201th December 2013 (Story on Slashdot)
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "SF writer Charles Stross writes on his blog that like all currency systems, Bitcoin comes with an implicit political agenda attached and although our current global system is pretty crap, Bitcoin is worse. For starters, BtC is inherently deflationary. There is an upper limit on the number of bitcoins that can ever be created so the cost of generating new Bitcoins rises over time, and the value of Bitcoins rise relative to the available goods and services in the market. Libertarians love it because it pushes the same buttons as their gold fetish and it doesn't look like a "Fiat currency". You can visualize it as some kind of scarce precious data resource, sort of a digital equivalent of gold. However there are a number of huge down-sides to Bitcoin says Stross: Mining BtC has a carbon footprint from hell as they get more computationally expensive to generate, electricity consumption soars; Bitcoin mining software is now being distributed as malware because using someone else's computer to mine BitCoins is easier than buying a farm of your own mining hardware; Bitcoin's utter lack of regulation permits really hideous markets to emerge, in commodities like assassination and drugs and child pornography; and finally Bitcoin is inherently damaging to the fabric of civil society because it is pretty much designed for tax evasion. "BitCoin looks like it was designed as a weapon intended to damage central banking and money issuing banks, with a Libertarian political agenda in mind—to damage states ability to collect tax and monitor their citizens financial transactions," concludes Stross. "The current banking industry and late-period capitalism may suck, but replacing it with Bitcoin would be like swapping out a hangnail for Fournier's gangrene.""
*Instead of making comments on this story; as always there are many to read on /. (Ed)
The full story on slashdot http://politics.slashdot.org/story/13/12/19/1332237/why-charles-stross-wants-bitcoin-to-die-in-a-fire
European E-Payments Deal: Klarna Buys Sofort
18th December 2013 - from New York Times
LONDON — Sebastian Siemiatkowski has come a long way in almost a decade.
After co-founding Klarna in 2005, the Swedish entrepreneur has built the mobile payments company into a business worth more than $1 billion that now has operations across Europe.
The European technology firm took another step forward on Wednesday after it agreed to buy its larger German rival Sofort. The deal is part of Klarna’s efforts to take on the likes of PayPal, as European consumers increasingly buy products online.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed, though Klarna paid around $150 million in a combination of cash and stock for the German online payments company, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
“This represents a leap forward in our ambitions,” said Mr. Siemiatkowski, Klarna’s chief executive. “There is a lot of fierce competition from our American friends, but we understand the competitive landscape in Europe.”
The expansion of Klarna, which means “clear” in Swedish, is the latest move by one of a number of Scandinavian technology firms with international ambitions.
Companies like Skype have long been associated with Sweden’s technology community. But a new generation of firms like the online games company King, owner of the Candy Crunch franchise, and the music streaming service provider Spotify are now building on that foundation to make Stockholm one of Europe’s leading start-up hubs.
Sweden continues to attract one of the highest levels of venture capital per capita for any European country, according to the data provider Dow Jones Venture Source. And local start-ups have been able to draw on a pool of local developers and engineers, many of whom have worked for the Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson.
“We have great engineering talent here,” said Niklas Agevik, the founder of the Stockholm-based Wi-Fi-sharing start-up Instabridge, who worked at Ericsson for five years. “In Sweden, people know how to execute on good ideas.”
For more on this story http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/19/business/international/european-e-payments-deal-klarna-buys-sofort.html?ref=technology
Chinese Ban Causes Bitcoin Value to Crash 50%
18th December 2013 19:14 from IB Times
China's ban on its financial institutions handling bitcoin causes world's largest exchange to cease trading, halving the value of the currency from $1,000 to less than $500 in a matter of days.
The country's central bank took a hard line on bitcoin in early December when it banned financial institutions from handling the decentralised crypto-currency, and as a result BTC China, the world's largest bitcoin exchange, has stopped accepting deposits from its users.
This action caused the value of bitcoin to plummet around the world, with Tokyo-based exchange Mt Gox seeing the currency fall as low as $480 (£294), from a record high of $1,200 at the start of December.
For more on this story http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chinese-ban-causes-bitcoin-value-crash-50-1429447
Nelson Mandela dies aged 95
By Alec Finch 22:11 5th December 2013
It is with sad news that Nelso Mandela has died. There will be many tributes written all throughout the world about this wonderful gentleman who touched so many hearts.
We thank you ever so much for what you acheived, your love, your courage and that of a phenomenal humanitarian. We just hope, that other people and nations will follow your example in these testing times.
Finally, you will not be forgotten and may many walk forward with your echoes of pride.
Typhoon Haiyan Appeal - Urgent Help Required!!!
DEC have published a list of charities helping;
Disasters and Emergency Committee - http://www.dec.org.uk/blog/typhoon-haiyan-strikes-philippines
DEC MEMBERS RESPONDING TO THE STORM INCLUDE:
Save the Children
British Red Cross
Updated 11th November 2013 by Alec Finch- To be included email email@example.com
Electronic Frontier Foundation - Stop the NSA "Fake Fix" Bill
11th November 2013 by Alec Finch
With lots of exciting news coming from the EFF; please see the Electronic Frontier Foundation Section!
The Future of Facebook and Twitter
27th October by Alec Finch - Editor
Please see NEWS
Interview with Mr Paul Pritchard - Due November 2013
By Linear B ;-) 27th October 2013
I am pleased to announce that I will be doing an interview with Mr Paul Pritchard in November 2013. Now you might be wondering who is Mr Paul Pritchard? Well if you follow Max Kieser and Stacy Herbert from the Kieser Report http://rt.com/shows/keiser-report/ Paul is what you call an unsung hero based in the UK yet never appeared on the Keiser Report.
Max and Stacy are already too busy; but the interview will be quite revealing and under the Creative Commons License http://creativecommons.org can be used freely with some rights reserved. Just give some credit to creative commons and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
If I can manage to get all the right people in one place at the same time, this is going to be big!
Alt-berg have October's Review
Alec Finch 11th October 2013
Help for Heroes have a new app!
10th October 2013 by Alec Finch
I did not want to annouce this exciting news until now so head over to news!
Electronic Frontier Foundation - Latest News - Important dates
27th September 2013 - Alec Finch
The EFF have a couple of important dates the first being 14:00 Tuesday 1st October 2013
TPP, Copyright, and Users' Rights: Google Hangout with EFF, KEI, and Public Citizen.
The second date is;
Join EFF & The Stopwatching.us Coalition in DC on October 26th
Time to Speak Up Against the NSA’s Mass Spying. Please see the EFF link on Fluxradio for further details.
Slight Website Design Change
20th September 2013 - B Feurich
We have decided to make a few changes to the website in response to some emails we recieved saying it was a little bit too narrow. Actually we could not agree more; so we hope it is a little bit easier on the eye now.
Over the last week; we have been a little bit quiet moving data over to some new systems and preparing to get talk radio up and running again. As always there is a huge workload and not enough hands but we are making progress!
Interview with Amer Ikram from Islamic Debt Solutions and Simply Debt Solutions.
12th September 2013 - by Alec Finch
Yesterday I met Amer and we did a few interviews that I hope you find intriguing. I am sorry if I swore, but it is just a little better if the interviews are uncut as there was an interruption.
If you care to listen to these interviews and get some debt help; you will not go far wrong!
It was a very enjoyable time and even though I was a little tired; I truly feel we got our point across quite well and therefore he gets a free banner on fluxradio as a true humanitarian who gives support. I am also looking forward to doing another interview with him in the near future - thank you Amer and thank you for supporting people.
Sonic Rade a really good band!
10th September 2013 - by Alec Finch
Sometimes, you have to relax a little and listen to some music. Sonic Rade from Switzerland have done just that. They are a wonderful band and extremely talented. Their website is http://www.sonic-rade.ch you can download their tunes from Flux Radio or just put in this following links to listen directly http://www.fluxradio.org/Gone_by_SonicRade.mp3 for the tune Gone and you can listen to the other tune on their debut album Shine at this the following link http://www.fluxradio.org/Shine_by_SonicRade.mp3
We will be looking forward to interviewing Sonic Rade in the future. As fluxradio is free; we do not pay royalties; but give great support where we can and the karma comes back. Good luck!
Help for Heroes
6th September - Alec Finch
We are very pleased to announce Help for Heroes now has a banner on fluxradio. I would like to thank Richard and all the other staff for being highly professional and giving us permission to use your new logo.
Please read the NEWS section for a statement by Bryn and Emma Parry.
Charities and Talk Radio to be added.
4th September 2013 by Alec Finch
Within the next 2 months we will be adding talk radio back to fluxradio and allow submissions of podcasts and conduct some great interviews.
We are also pleased to announce that we have a charity section for good causes and over a period of time will we will be adding more links. As you can appreciate, there are 1,000's of charties and we cannot cover them all, but we would like to hear off minority charties that quite often struggle with fundraising and get little publicity so we can hopefully give you a boost.
You will have noticed the Electronic Frontier Foundation gets their own heading as the work they do is very important internationally.
Once we get talk radio up and running again; we will make a presence on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) so people can interact with us live online and we will post an announcement on our decision of what what IRC network we will reside on including talk radio schedules. For those of you that do not know what IRC is; please read up on this link http://www.irchelp.org
Syria - A crisis versus the Western Idealogy of adding misery to the Middle East
1st August 2013 - B. Frurich
It is saddening that the crisis in Syria has escalated over the past two years to the point of using chemical weapons. No matter which side you are on, whether you support the Rebel's or Assad, the simple fact is that both sides have contributed to this humanitarian crisis with the help of hidden 'Sponsors of war'; who keep asserting their own political or religious beliefs with little or no remorse for who they hurt, maim or kill along the way.
It is a little bit like the banking crisis; no lessons have been learned, yet the people pulling the strings aka the 'puppet masters' show no remorse or accept any responsibility whatsoever.
I say to both sides; no matter how hard, you need to talk otherwise your country will suffer along with your women and children and you are eroding any future for yourselves and a country that you want to be proud of.
America with it's threats of bombing is not going to help and Obama is now going to Congress to seek approval. We have already seen Cameron defeated in the House of Commons; and I am quite sure Congress will stave off the American bombs.
Bombs do not achieve anything and the intelligence is not water-tight to say Assad launched these Chemical attacks. What is more disturbing is the report by the Daily Mail which was removed yet can still be found HERE+HERE
or you can read this first http://www.globalresearch.ca/britains-daily-mail-u-s-backed-plan-to-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-on-syria/5346912
Dirty tricks is not surprising from outsiders 'Sponsors of War', otherwise both sides would have been at the table communicating. It is the responsibility of the Rebels and Assad's government to broker a peace deal for the sake of stability and that of your Country.
Injustices have caused people to be angry and quite rightly, but that does not mean it gives you a God given right in any religion to slain your fellow man. You have to work toward the better good, for you, family and friends despite disagreements. Please do not forget; it does not matter which country or whatever part of the world you live in; there will always be evil people who want to make life a misery for the rest of the population.
Bombing Syria will only cause more distress for the people of Syria based on bad intelligence and when I mean bad intelligence; just look at the Iraq Intelligence which was fabricated to goto war in 2003. Even still the Chilcot Inquiry is still not complete!!! I said THE CHILCOT INQUIRY IS STILL NOT COMPLETE http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/
Why is it not complete might you ask and why is it taking so long? Well lets see http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/news/20130717-progress.aspx
The Inquiry's final report will be submitted to the Prime Minister as soon as possible after that process is complete and any representations received from individuals have been considered.
The Prime Minister replied to Sir John's letter on 17 July.
Sadly the Prime Minster's reply is in .tif format and the general public cannot open a .tif file so I have converted it to a .pdf so you can read what the response is http://www.fluxradio.org/2013-07-17_Cameron_Chilcot_Letter.pdf
Now all these years later and still waiting for the Chilcot Inquiry to be concluded; how does the UK and USA come to an immediate conclusion about Syria and who REALLY used those chemical weapons?
I am afraid I am sat on the fence and am disappointed that the Chilcot Inquiry has not been completed which falls far below the standards reasonably expected of the British Government. It is within the public's best interest to hear the findings without any further delay to see what lessons can be learned before making a decision on Syria.
Finally for the people of Syria; we trust you can get together and resolve your differences without killing each other; even if that means 'power-sharing' and rebuild your loving country.
Editor - B Fuerich
Bradley Manning gets 35 years in Jail
Sometimes; it makes any decent humanitarian feel disgusted but this is not the end of the line. Let's just give the person some hope and it will more than likely be another "Free Nelson Mandela".
I would like to thank Russia Today for the news and they need some credit
RT do a great job and are very constructive!
16th August 2013 ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION - Ed notes below the link concerning GCHQ
Obama Promises Reform of NSA Spying, But the Devil Will Be in the Details
The people of the UK are dismayed at deep packet inspection, GCHQ, these evil people are known for phorming https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phorm
If you read the Wikipedia link; you will also get a better understanding of how long this has been going on. We don't need CCTV; we don't need Sensors, we want a little bit of privacy in our own homes as well but the 'core' issue is that the public should be allowed to go about their own way without fear of big brother see - http://www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/home as well!
There are many good people on the planet who want to be friends and in the UK we SHOULD still have in law, and our justice system based on the MAGNA CARTA and the USA CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. Sadly these rights have been erroded so you are not allowed to express yourself without trouble!
Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans.
(Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.
8th August 2013 - Read the Reuters story HERE
Fed up with poor Brit telly and radio output? Ofcom wants a word with YOU
This comes from The Register - 30th July 2013
Back from Summer Break
19th July 2013
We are now back from Summer Break and will be adding far more content within the next week.
Wimbledon Live -
Why not forget about all the other news and enjoy Wimbledon 2013
You can watch it live here http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/interactive/
Use Tor, get targeted by the NSA
22nd June 2013
This news story comes from Ars Tecnnica and Slashdot.
Please read our news section to get some more information.
Good Causes and Projects
18th June 2013
I am very pleased that Electronic Frontier Foundation have something to share with you and it is quite important for your privacy, not just in the USA but Internationally.
I sincerely hope you take the time to read what has been written by Rainey Reitman. I would also like to bolster what the EFF have said, as back in 1999; many of us knew about the FBI 'Carnivore system and Echelon'.
Eventully, there was an admission it did exist and then later changed changed some of the computer code and renamed it 'Magic Lantern'.
Someone leaked the Source code on http://www.planetsourcecode.com and it later appeared on http://www.packstormsecurity.org if I remember correctly but was swiftly pulled.
There was also a report on https://www.slashdot.org about this.
Regardless of what I have said above; the EFF do wonders and are well worth supporting!
Finally we are there with our new logo and Peter the 'design stig' who had threatened to improve on his previous designs; has certainly come up with the goods and we are well chuffed, so thank you Peter!
We are currently changing fluxradio and will not be streaming 'talk shows' for the time being; yet may do so in the future.
As times have changed, we will now be focusing on Reviews, Products, News, Fundrasing and projects to help give publicity to good causes.
This month we are kicking off with a review of Becketts Adventure and many more will follow on a monthly basis.
If you have a product or would like to be considered for one of our reviews; please feel free to email us below.