#DarkSeaSkies: How the CIA Can Control Your MacBook in Just 29 Seconds

iPhone

Source: TheDailySheeple.com
March 26, 2017

It’s known as DarkSeaSkies…. Hacking tools that allows the CIA access to Apple products. One knicknamed the “Sonic Screwdriver” gives an agent the ability to hack and remotely control a MacBook Air in less than half a minute.

Delivered via “supply chain intercept or gift to the target,” DarkSeaSkies runs in the background and gives the CIA remote control of the laptop. The 2009 “user requirements” make it sound like this one requires a thumb drive: “It is assumed that an operator or asset has one-time physical access to the target system and can boot the target system to an external flash drive.”

Well, at least they required physical proximity to your laptop for at least 29 seconds eight years ago.

Now? Well, technology has come a long way in just a decade.

RT reports:

DarkSeaSkies is actually made up of three components, Dark Matter, SeaPea and NightSkies.

DarkMatter is installed in a computer’s kernal-space (core of computer’s operating system, usually in protected area of memory). It then installs the other two components of the tool, SeaPea and NightSkies.

SeaPea is installed in the kernal and executes and hides NightSkies, which is implanted in the user the space (computer’s memory area that deals with apps and software).

“All files, network connections, and processes associated with the NightSkies beacon are hidden by the SeaPea root-kit,” the document reads. NightSkies is the beaconing tool used to monitor and send information from the phone to a Listening Post (LP), which collects the incoming data.

And that’s that. NightSkies, made up of an implant that runs undetected, a Listening Post (LP) and a post-processing program is used by the CIA to infiltrate, track, and remotely control iPhones. The LP works like a “drop box,” sucking up a persons email metadata, their browser histories including Internet and YouTube… you name it.

The kicker?

RT notes Apple’s supply chain had to have been compromised by the CIA long before 2008, however:

The revelation that the CIA is physically infiltrating factory fresh phones suggests it has accessed the organization’s supply chain, meaning they may be accessing phones as they are shipped to targets, with CIA agents or assets physically tampering with suspects’ phones before they even receive them.

The fact that NightSkies was on version 1.2 by 2008 suggests it had been employed before then. The document references a 1.1 version, and explains that NightSkies has the capability to self-upgrade once installed.

You have to wonder: has it really dawned on people how late in the game we are at this point if the government has direct access and control of your computer and phone???

Read More At: TheDailySheeple.com

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Tired Of Amairkhun Edgykayshun? Consider Moving To Finland…

TIRED OF AMAIRKUHN EDGYKAYSHUN? CONSIDER MOVING TO FINLAND
Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
September 1, 2016

OK… I realize I’ve been ranting about Amairikuhn edgykayshun above my normal allocation of one rant per month, but then Mr. M.H. sent this article, which I read, and I simply have to pass it along, because it is saying essentially everything that critics of the Amairikuhn “system” of edgykayshun – from John Taylor Gotto to my co-author, Gary Lawrence and I, in our most recent book, Rotten to the (Common) Core – have said. Indeed, in our book, Dr. Lawrence concluded with an entire chapter on “more is not better.” More homework, more standardized tests, more in-class hours, more computers, more ebooks, are not better, and Finland is there not only to make the case, but to make it in spades, for the Scandinavian nation consistently scores at the top of the world for education, utilizing a system that has none of the hallmarks of its American counterpart:

This is why Finland has the best schools

In case you missed them, consider these statements:

Finland has a history of producing the highest global test scores in the Western world, as well as a trophy case full of other recent No 1 global rankings, including most literate nation.

In Finland, children don’t receive formal academic training until the age of seven. Until then, many are in day care and learn through play, songs, games and conversation. Most children walk or bike to school, even the youngest. School hours are short and homework is generally light.

Unlike in the United States, where many schools are slashing recess, schoolchildren in Finland have a mandatory 15-minute outdoor free-play break every hour of every day. Fresh air, nature and regular physical activity breaks are considered engines of learning. According to one Finnish maxim: “There is no bad weather. Only inadequate clothing.”

And my personal favorite:

Finland doesn’t waste time or money on low-quality mass standardised testing. Instead, children are assessed every day, through direct observation, check-ins and quizzes by the highest-quality “personalised learning device” ever created – flesh-and-blood teachers. (Emphasis added)

So, what do we have?

1) consistently high achievement educationally in all areas when compared to other nations spending(wasting) billions on stupid fads like standardized tests and Common Core (think the USSA here);

2) light homework

3) less time spent in class

4) teaching by real human beings and not computers

5) no to few standardized tests

But you can add yet another bit of  information for the reason for Finland’s success:

Our mission as adults is to protect our children from politicians,” one Finnish childhood education professor told me. “We also have an ethical and moral responsibility to tell businesspeople to stay out of our building. (Emphasis added)

In fact, any Finnish citizen is free to visit any school whenever they like, but her message was clear: Educators are the ultimate authorities on education, not bureaucrats, and not technology vendors.

In other words, Finland has told Mr. Gates, Mr. Zuckerberg and billionaire busybodies and politicians, to take a hike, and has opened its schools and classrooms to the parents.

One is tempted, when reading this, to conclude that Finland took one look at America, and the “Amairikuhn edgykayshun sistum” and concluded “we don’t want any of that here.” The result is a system that respects children, parents, and the all-important role of the human teacher, a system that relies on little standardized testing, a stress-free classroom environment, and a culture that realizes that big corporate capitalist “solutions” are seldom beneficial to the people it falsely claims to serve.

And the other result is a consistently high standard of performance and a system that works.

It’s time for the USSA to learn this lesson: the progressivist educators, with their batteries of teachers colleges, certification requirements, standardized tests, and a system run by and for the bureaucrats and businessmen, are turning the USSA into a third world cesspool of stupidity and mediocrity.

The system needs to be scrapped, and the billionaire busybodies removed from the process.

 Read More At: GizaDeathStar.com
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Imagine That: Members of Congress Receive Surprisingly Lucrative Big Bank Loans

Source: UndergroundReporter.org
Deirdre Fulton
August 19, 2016

A new study identifies “a direct channel through which financial institutions contribute to the net worth of members of the U.S. Congress”—especially those ostensibly tasked with overseeing those very Wall Street entities.

The paper from London Business School professors Ahmed Tahoun and Florin Vasvari, which is based on a “unique dataset” provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), finds that members of Congress sitting on the finance committees in the Senate and the House of Representatives “report greater levels of leverage and new liabilities as a proportion of their total net worth, relative to when they are not part of the finance committee or relative to other congressional members.”

The authors write that their analysis was “motivated in part by anecdotal evidence suggesting that some U.S. politicians, who are in a position to potentially affect the future performance of financial institutions that lend to them, have allegedly received preferential treatments from lenders.”

In other words, as International Business Times reporter David Sirota wrote Friday: “It is good to be king.”

Sirota explained:

In evaluating lawmakers from 2004 to 2011, the researchers found that finance committee members’ personal borrowing tended to jump in the first year they were appointed to the panels—a trend not seen for other lawmakers who were given seats on other powerful committees. Similarly, the data show that upon joining the finance panels, lawmakers tended to be given 32 percent more time—or on average four and a half years more—to pay back those new debts than loans they previously had and that other members of Congress have.

[…] The study, which was supported by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, did not evaluate whether the loans and interest rates constitute a systemic violation of congressional rules designed to prevent financial institutions from using loans to deliver special gifts to lawmakers. The restrictions are explicit: the U.S. House’s ethics manual declares that “there can also be an improper gift when a Member or staff person is given a loan at a below-market interest rate.”

The researchers conclude by confirming that indeed, data indicates that “finance committee members may use their oversight and legislative power to potentially extract benefits from financial institutions.”

They add: “We hope that additional research in this area will provide further insights into the personal borrowing activities of members of the U.S. Congress and how this borrowing influences their committee activities on legislative matters and their positions with respect to various pieces of legislation that affect the financial sector.”

Look here to see the members of the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Banking Committee, and the House Financial Services Committee, all cited in the paper.

Read More At: UndergroundReporter.org


This article (Imagine That: Members of Congress Receive Surprisingly Lucrative Big Bank Loans) by Deirdre Fulton originally appeared on CommonDreams.org and is licensed Creative Commons. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons/Martin Falbisoner.

Alcohol industry deploys fear tactics to ensure politicians keep cannabis illegal, secret DNC emails reveal

Cannabis
Source: NaturalNews.com
J.D. Heyes
August 12, 2016

Buried in a trove of emails from the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, and mysteriously obtained by WikiLeaks, was an email newsletter sent to political insiders that contained something interesting: a paid advertisement from the alcohol industry.

Ordinarily that would not be odd, and it certainly isn’t the biggest news to come out of the trove of dumped DNC/Clinton emails. But it could have significant social and healthcare implications.

In the May 24, 2016, edition of Huddle, a daily newsletter from Politico, there was an ad from the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America that is little more than fear-mongering aimed at political leaders who may be leaning towards marijuana legalization.

“A message from Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America: While neutral on the issue of legalization, WSWA believes states that legalize marijuana need to ensure appropriate and effective regulations are enacted to protect the public from the dangers associated with the abuse and misuse of marijuana,” the ad begins.

Continuing, the ad notes that 23 states as well as the District of Columbia currently have legislation on the books legalizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes. The ad also acknowledges that Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, D.C., have legalized the drug for recreational use as well.

But the WSWA goes on to state that, in the years since Colorado passed its legislation, law enforcement officials in the state have allegedly recorded higher-than-average traffic fatalities involving drivers who tested positive for marijuana use.

Because of that lone state statistic, the WSWA is encouraging Congress to fully fund Section 4008 of the FAST Act in the upcoming fiscal year’s budget, “to document the prevalence of marijuana impaired driving,” while also determining standards and ways to detect impairment due to pot consumption.

And even that statistic is skewed. As reported by The Daily Sheeple, a May report from AAA’s safety foundation concerning alcohol and cannabis driving impairment found that blood-testing drivers for THC – a primary ingredient in pot – has no scientific significance or validity, meaning that such testing is ineffective at measuring pot-induced impairment.

Though the number of people who were involved in fatal car crashes and who tested positive for cannabis did actually rise – a doubling, The Daily Sheeple noted – there are a number of caveats to the stat that were ignored by the rest of the media and the WSWA, likely for political reasons.

For one, cannabis is not close to being one of the leading causes of automobile fatalities, according to a recent analysis by the Auto Insurance Center, a news and information site.

In addition, when deadly accidents involving cannabis were recorded, “most” drivers had also consumed other drugs or alcohol. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission noted recently that of 592 drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes in 2013, just 38 tested positive for cannabis. The following year, drivers in 75 out of 619 deadly crashes tested positive. But, as Staci Hoff, the commission’s research director noted, most of the 75 drivers “also had alcohol or other drugs” in their systems.

Political manipulation

As reported by Marijuana.com, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, on its website, called marijuana legalization a “key issue,” and stated that – while claiming not to have taken a position one way or another – the organization is concerned that legalization will lead to widespread “illicit and unregulated activity akin to that which occurred” when the constitutional prohibition on alcohol was repealed in the 1930s.

Critics of the WSWA’s effort to convince lawmakers to take a wary approach to full cannabis legalization say that the organization should not only be more concerned with combating drunk driving, but that it may be acting in its members’ own interests in preventing pot legalization, because it could mean a loss of revenue.

And finally, others point out that driving under the influence of marijuana is already illegal in the states. What’s needed, they say, is an effective test for impairment, as with alcohol – not one where data can be manipulated for political purposes.

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

Sources for this story include:

Marijuana.com

TheDailySheeple.com

NewsTarget.com

Science.NaturalNews.com

Politicians Sell Out Population AGAIN: US Senate Passes Genetically Modified Food Anti-Labelling Bill DARK ACT 2.0 Preventing YOU From Knowing What Dangerous GMOs Are In Your Food Courtesy Of Whole Foods & Monsanto

DARK Act
Source: NaturalNews.com
Ethan A. Huff
July 9, 2016

Under the cover of darkness, just hours after Hillary Clinton was handed a get-out-of-jail-free card by the FBI for committing felony crimes, the Senate quietly voted 63–30 to preempt state law in direct violation of the Tenth Amendment, prohibiting individual states like Vermont from enacting mandatory GMO labeling laws passed by voters. And at least one senator (from Oregon) is absolutely outraged.

Senator Jeff Merkley wasn’t afraid to call a spade a spade in the aftermath of the treasonous vote, which was further buried in the news cycle by Obama’s latest attempt at race-baiting in order to abolish the Second Amendment. Merkley told the media that the so-called Roberts-Stabenow Bill, also known as the Monsanto DARK Act 2.0, is a farce, and will do nothing to protect consumers who want to know what they’re eating.

As we’ve been reporting, S.764 would exempt most GMOs currently in use from having to be indicated on product packaging, which is the whole point of GMO labeling in the first place. The only way consumers would gain access to truth in labeling for those GMOs that aren’t exempted is to scan the “smart” codes on certain products with their smartphones, but not everyone has a smartphone or even data coverage, especially in poorer and rural areas.

All the way round, the DARK Act 2.0 is a disaster for truth in labeling, though it’s being touted by industry supporters as the labeling bill “we need” – of course, because it isn’t actually a labeling bill at all, but rather an un-labeling bill that protects chemical and agriculture corporations from having to properly disclose their hidden additives to consumers.

“How can you have a so-called ‘mandatory GMO labeling bill’ that doesn’t require on-package labels, doesn’t cover the most common GMO products, and doesn’t mandate a single consequence for companies that don’t comply?” Sen. Merkley asked. “The answer is you can’t.”

Even the FDA recognizes the Monsanto DARK Act 2.0 as a total sham

After conducting an independent review, even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took issue with the contents of the DARK Act 2.0. The legislation’s narrow and ambiguous definition of “bioengineering,” the agency found, is completely unacceptable because it “will likely mean that many foods from GE [genetically-engineered] sources will not be subject to this bill.”

An example of this is oil made from genetically-modified soybeans, which would not have to be labeled because it supposedly contains no genetic materials. Similarly, starches, purified proteins and other common ingredients derived from GM sources would be exempt from labeling. According to the FDA, it “may be difficult” for any GMO food to qualify for labeling under this appalling bill.

“The FDA critique makes it very clear that this is really a non-labeling bill disguised as a labeling bill,” stated Center for Food Safety executive director, Andrew Kimbrell. “Preempting the democratically decided upon laws of five states based on this poorly written, discriminatory and ineffective legislation would be a travesty.”

To learn how you can grow your own food at home and avoid GMOs completely, check out the latest in urban gardening technology with the vertical Garden Tower.

The senators who voted yes on the bill in betrayal of the American people are as follows:

Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Baldwin (D-WI)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Brown (D-OH)
Burr (R-NC)
Capito (R-WV)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Cassidy (R-LA)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cotton (R-AR)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Daines (R-MT)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Enzi (R-WY)
Ernst (R-IA)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Franken (D-MN)
Gardner (R-CO)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Hirono (D-HI)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kaine (D-VA)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Lankford (R-OK)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Moran (R-KS)
Nelson (D-FL)
Perdue (R-GA)
Peters (D-MI)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rounds (R-SD)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Thune (R-SD)
Tillis (R-NC)
Toomey (R-PA)
Warner (D-VA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

Breakaway Links Of The Day – 3/28/2016

Breakaway

TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
March 28, 2016

Today we have a main dish of corrupt politicians [who would have guessed?] with a side of Big Pharma censorship topped off with a history lesson via Operation Northwoods and some additional thought food.

Be well & stay safe.

Senator Ted Cruz Protects Genetically Modified Foods & Calls GMO-Labeling Advocates Anti-Science
Joining Hillary Clinton as a Monsanto shill.
Leave it to another sold out politician to throw the people under the bus wanting them not to know what’s in their food.  Gee, why would anyone want to know what food is real and what is garbage?
[Source: NaturalSociety]

False Flag Attack Against Cuba: A Plan Hatched By The Pentagon
Operation Northwoods is an unknown fact of American history that most people do not realize.  One needs to ask, if False Flags attacks have been brought up before, why wouldn’t it be brought up again?
[Source: 21stCenturyWire]

With Hillary Clinton’s Email Lies Unraveling, 147 FBI Agents Are On Her Heels
[Source: ZeroHedge]

BREAKING: Pressure To Censor VAXXED Documentary At Tribeca Film Festival Came From The Nazi-Linked Sloan Foundation, Headed By CFR Member Paul Joskow
More Big Pharma sponsored suppression du jour. 
[Source: NaturalNews]

Politicians Push For War As The Way Out Of Economic Troubles
[Source: TheDailyBell]

Most Doctors know Nothing About This Important Part Of Health
[Source: iHealthTube]

Ron Paul: A European PATRIOT Act Will Not Keep People Safe
[Source: ZeroHedge]

Vaxxed: How Did They Threaten Robert De Niro?
[Source: JonRappoport]