Gaia connections now require all to access Inner depths of BEing


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gaia_energy1Sweeps of Light engage all surface dwellers.

Gaia connections now require all to access Inner depths of BEing.

Surface activities decrease as all awaken to the Higher Inner as Gaia collective awakens to the Higher collective Inner.

Transformatives engage hu-manity with full magnitude of awakening Light.

Brilliance embraced.

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#MH17 The Untold Story


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Vladimir Putin's Russia Today Documentary Blames Military Aircraft
for Downing Plane

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War blocks the MH17 probe from reaching the crash site. The wreckage should have been collected and re-assembled. Until it is, evidence can only be gleaned from images, recorders and eye-witness testimony. Did a rocket fired from the fired from the ground or gunfire from a military jet bring down MH17? Watch October 22 on http://RTD.rt.com/

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The Kremlin-funded TV news channel Russia Today aired on Wednesday (22 October) MH17 – The Untold Story, a documentary exploring the possibility the Malaysia Airlines flight could have been shot down by a military aircraft.

The programme counters Western opinion that pro-Russian separatists are to blame for the downing of the plane over Eastern Ukraine on 17 July which caused the deaths of 298 passengers including 80 children.

It also comes as Germany’s federal intelligence service (BND) blamed the rebels for the incident, the first time a European agency has openly done so. It told a parliamentary committee last week that evidence, including satellite images, suggested the Boeing 777 flight was downed by a surface-to-air BUK missile fired by the insurgents.

Definitive answers behind the tragedy may never be found as international experts are prevented from carrying out a full investigation as civil war continues to ravage the region – leaving evidence such as the plane’s wreckage and eye-witness accounts to piece together what really happened.

“The film attempts to establish what might have brought down the ill-fated airliner and all 298 people aboard,” RT’s website said.

In MH17 – The Untold Story, witnesses claim to have seen a second aircraft that could have shot down the plane.

“I lifted my head and saw a small military aircraft in the sky. So I’m 100% sure there was a second aircraft,”  said one man.

Another said: “Aircraft MH17 was crippled by an air-to-air missile, and as it descended, it was finished off by cannon fire.”

One woman told RT: “There was a clear sound of another plane flying away”.

The rebels have always denied any involvement despite a powerful pro-Russian commander posting on Vkontakte – Russia’s equivalent to Facebook – apparently taking responsibility for the attack. He wrote: “We warned them not to fly in our sky,” which was later deleted.

Russia blames Ukrainian forces for downing the plane and says that a Ukrainian fighter jet was flying near the MH17 aircraft before the crash, claims the BND also rejected as false.

Justice for MH17

On 17 July, 154 Dutch nationals lost their lives as well as 43 Malaysians, 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians, nine UK nationals, four Germans and one Belgian. Three people from the Philippines, one from Canada and 43 others have not yet been verified.

Malaysia’s Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, who lost his step-grandmother in the tragedy, said he will continue to find justice for those who lost their lives on MH17 while visiting Perth on Wednesday.

Of the 42 Malaysians recovered from the wreckage, he said: “There’s only one missing, and that’s my step-grandmother.”

When asked what he thought about Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s “shirtfont” comments towards Russian President Vladimir Putin, he said fingerpointing was excerbating an already complex issue.

“To complicate that with finger-pointing – I would leave it to the criminal investigation committee,” he said.

“We will find justice for MH17.

“How we find that justice must be detached from any other geo-political consideration.”

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Live Like You’re Free


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Fear not — things are only getting better
by MATT GILLILAND

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People are, in most ways, freer than they have ever been in the history of the world.

Throughout most of history, outright chattel slavery (not just of minorities, but even within ethnic groups) has been commonplace. De facto ownership of wives existed in almost every society until a century ago. Less than a hundred years ago, it was fairly uncommon for most people to travel more than a few dozen miles from their place of birth within their lifetime. And even a decade ago in the “freest nation in the world,” it was unthinkable outside of a few progressive areas of the country for homosexual couples to hold hands in public.

Thomas Jefferson said in 1788 that “the natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” That has certainly been true in the United States, but simply focusing on State expansion can mask an important truth: while liberty has suffered under the weight of government, it has also expanded in other directions. Like the tendrils of a vine reaching for sunlight despite an obstruction, liberty grows outward and upward. For every corrupt cop, there’s an entrepreneur making lives better through innovation, and for every bureaucrat, a programmer works to cripple tyranny at its foundations. For every useless bill, someone is working to make it obsolete.

Governments want you to live your life in fear: fear of terrorism, crime, climate change, Ebola, ISIS, and whatever other fear is politically expedient in the next news cycle. When people concentrate on fear, they are more willing to give over their liberties to an entity that arrogantly claims to be able to keep them safe. Many who love liberty live in fear, too. Their bogeymen are government spying, gun control laws, or any number of government conspiracies. While people can have good reasons to be afraid, shaking that fear altogether can be the most liberating experience of all. Encryption is infiltrating the mainstream (to the consternation of the FBI and others), and organizations like Defense Distributed are working to completely obviate gun regulation.

If you only look at the ways governments are expanding, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the fear. What is needed is a broader perspective — one that takes into account the myriad ways in which our lives are getting better despite State intrusion. Those with this perspective are hopeful about startup cities, seasteading, and groups building censorship-resistant free markets that ignore government regulations; they understand that we are richer, healthier, and more comfortable than those who came before us. Shed the fear, and embrace hope — not a false hope, but a reasoned, pragmatic confidence based on both the concrete avenues for liberation that we see and the general trend we can observe since the rise of capitalism. We have great cause for optimism.

You have been born into a time when you can communicate with thousands of people in an instant, people who share your interests and concerns. You can leave town for the weekend and see things daily that your ancestors could not possibly have imagined. Your job is almost certainly less physically taxing than any job any of your parents, grandparents, or virtually any person who lived prior to them ever had. Statistically, you are likely to live longer and better than anyone born before you. Entrepreneurs are busy creating and popularizing some of the first tools in history that are more useful for undermining coercion than for furthering it. Freedom is expanding daily in ways our predecessors could hardly have dreamed.

You are one of the freest people in all of history. Maybe it’s time to start living like it.

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MATT GILLILAND

Matt Gilliland is the Program Coordinator for Liberty.me LIVE

 

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Malaysia – Dam woes force Baram folk to turn to UN


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… a perfect timing for this human rights issue to be brought to the U.N, just as Malaysia is being given a seat in the UN Security Council. 

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NGOs and human rights groups have roundly condemned the move to kick out indigenous peoples from the Baram dam area.

A joint statement issued by Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (Joas), Suaram and International Rivers said, “Malaysian and international human rights organizations have united to publicly condemn the attempt to intimidate Indigenous Peoples in Sarawak at the proposed Baram Dam site.

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It added, “On 21 October, coercive action was taken by police from the General Operation Force (GOF), Forest Department officers and personnel representing logging interests from the company MM Golden, to pressure residents of Long Kesseh to abandon their customary lands and disperse from the site.”

This is the area where people had set up a barricade.

“As a result of the violation of rights outlined in the national constitution and provisions of the UN Declaration with regards to Indigenous Peoples, an urgent appeal was submitted on 22 October to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz,” it said.

The appeal calls on Tauli-Corpuz to raise concerns with the Government of Malaysia about the actions taken to forcefully dismantle the barricade.

The barricades had been set up a year ago by local residents of Long Kesseh to “assert  landowners’ native customary rights (NCR) to land allocated against their will for the Baram Dam”.

The 1,200-megawatt Baram Hydroelectric Project was proposed by Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB).

Dam will flood 26 villages

The statement added that if the dam is completed, it would inundate 26 villages, including Long Kesseh, flooding 400 sq km of land and displacing between 6,000 and 20,000 people.

In response to SEB’s efforts to begin preparatory work on the Baram Dam, residents of Long Kesseh and surrounding areas had symbolically marked their defiance by building a barricade on their own land.

Serene Lim, from the national human rights group SUARAM, explained, “Villagers in Baram are defending their customary property rights; they have not granted free, prior and informed consent for their land to be taken by the government or any private firm.

“That is why the people of Long Kesseh continue to affirm their rights to the area, and why they decided to rebuild the barricade.”

She added, “It is unacceptable that the authorities are evidently backing M.M. Golden’s incursion into native customary land, while completely disregarding clear legal provisions and precedents protecting the rights of original landholders. Given the complicity of government authorities along with agents hired by logging and energy companies in violating fundamental human rights, we decided to bring this case to the attention of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”

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It’s Not Just Spying – How the NSA Has Turned Into a Giant Profit Center for Corrupt Insiders


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Dear NSA Employees, You Now Have a Green Light to Loot and Pillage. It’s Time to Get Paid:

Are you just another one of those frustrated NSA employees who feels that unconstitutionally spying on your fellow citizenry under false pretenses isn’t giving you same thrill it once did? If so, have no fear.

Are you are sick and tired of having to spilt your precious working hours defending the destruction of our nation’s founding document to those pesky terroristic media dinosaurs who still think investigative journalism belongs in Amerika? If so, have I got a solution for you.

While it may sound too good to be true, trust me it’s not. You see, in recent years almost all crony-capitalist criminal activities have been deemed legal in the land of the free (to pillage). This incredible opportunity allows you to directly leverage your intelligence skill-set to earn the big bucks you know you’ve always deserved. You can now do just that by working in the private sector without having to give up that cushy government day job! I mean if we’re going to have this banana republic thing going we may as well GET PAID. Am I right?

Keep at it patriots,
Michael Krieger

If the above sounds like a joke, unfortunately it is not. Last week, two very important stories came out; one from Reuters and the other from Buzzfeed. They both zero in on how current NSA employees are using their expertise and connections to make big money in the private sector while still working at the NSA. Let’s start with the Reuters story, which covers former NSA-head Keith Alexander’s business relationship with the NSA’s current Chief Technical Officer, Patrick Dowd.

Before we get into the meat of this story, I want to set the stage with a little background. In case you forgot, Keith Alexander launched his own cyber-security firm, IronNet Cybersecurity Inc., earlier this year. I highlighted this development in the post, Ex-NSA Chief Keith Alexander is Now Pimping Advice to Wall Street Banks for $1 Million a Month, in which I noted:

So what’s a Peeping Tom, anti-democratic, Constitution-trampling intelligence crony to do after leaving decades of “public service?” Move into the private sector and collect a fat paycheck from Wall Street, naturally. Following in the footsteps of some of the other top tier public sector cronies looking to cash out after doing their best to destroy the Republic, such as Banana Ben Bernanke collecting $250,000 per speech and Turbo Tax Timmy Geithner hopping over to private equity giant Warburg Pincus, Mr. Alexander is in good crooked company.

So what is Mr. Alexander charging for his expertise? He’s looking for $1 million per month. Yes, you read that right. That’s the rate that his firm, IronNet Cybersecurity Inc., pitched to Wall Street’s largest lobbying group the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), which ultimately negotiated it down to a mere $600,000 a month.

As if Mr. Alexander plowing right through the revolving door to earn $1 million per month from Wall Street less than a year after being at the center of perhaps the most expansive government violation of the Constitution in U.S. history wasn’t bad enough, he is now hiring top people still working at the NSA to concurrently work at his cyber-security firm. I wish I was making this up.

Reuters reports that:

(Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency has launched an internal review of a senior official’s part-time work for a private venture started by former NSA director Keith Alexander that raises questions over the blurring of lines between government and business.

Under the arrangement, which was confirmed by Alexander and current intelligence officials, NSA’s Chief Technical Officer, Patrick Dowd, is allowed to work up to 20 hours a week at IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, the private firm led by Alexander, a retired Army general and his former boss.

The arrangement was approved by top NSA managers, current and former officials said. It does not appear to break any laws and it could not be determined whether Dowd has actually begun working for Alexander, who retired from the NSA in March.

Current and former U.S. intelligence officials, some of whom requested anonymity to discuss personnel matters, said they could not recall a previous instance in which a high-ranking U.S. intelligence official was allowed to concurrently work for a private-sector firm.

Alexander, who was the eavesdropping and code-breaking agency’s longest-serving director, confirmed the arrangement with Dowd in an interview with Reuters. He said he understood it had been approved by all the necessary government authorities, and that IronNet Cybersecurity, not the government, would pay for Dowd’s time spent with the firm.

As if the entity paying Dowd for his time spent at the firm is the issue. Alexander is the definition of the word creep.

Dowd, he said, wanted to join IronNet, and the deal was devised as a way to keep Dowd’s technological expertise at least partly within the U.S. government, rather than losing him permanently to the private sector.

Oh I get it now. America has become so hopelessly corrupt, that the revolving door itself is becoming too much of a headache. So the solution is to just get rid of it completely.

“I wanted Pat to stay at NSA. He wanted to come on board,” Alexander said.

Alexander and Dowd have jointly filed patents based on technology they developed while at the NSA. 

“If it isn’t structured very carefully, this runs the risk of conflict of interest and disclosure of national secrets,” Rothstein said. “It is a situation that in the interests of good government should be avoided unless there’s some very strong reason to do it.”

So Americans aren’t entitled to any privacy because of a trumped up terrorist threat, yet top NSA employees can moonlight for private businesses involved in the same areas as the NSA with apparently no threat to national security. America has gone completely insane.

Unsurprisingly, this is just the tip of the crony-capitalist fraud that the NSA has become. In fact, Buzzfeed broke a related story recently. It reports how one of the most powerful individuals at the NSA, Teresa H. Shea., has several intelligence related businesses run from her home. She is the registered agent for one of them, her husband holds that position for the other.

Teresa Shea is the director of Signals Intelligence, or SIGINT, which refers to all electronic eavesdropping and interception, including the controversial domestic surveillance program that collects information about Americans’ phone use. Naturally, no one is commenting.

From Buzzfeed:

On a quiet street in Ellicott City, Maryland, a blue-grey two-story clapboard house, set back from the road, is shaded by two sycamores and a towering maple. It’s the unassuming home of one of the National Security Agency’s most powerful officials, Teresa H. Shea.

In September, BuzzFeed News disclosed a potential conflict of interest involving Shea, the director of Signals Intelligence. Called SIGINT in espionage jargon, it refers to all electronic eavesdropping and interception, including the controversial domestic surveillance program that collects information about Americans’ phone use.

As BuzzFeed News reported, there’s a private SIGINT consulting and contracting business based at Shea’s home in that quiet neighborhood. Shea’s husband, a business executive in the small but profitable SIGINT industry, is the resident agent for the firm, Telic Networks.

In addition, James Shea also works for a major SIGINT contracting firm, DRS Signal Solutions Inc., which appears to do SIGINT business with the NSA.

DRS declined to comment, and the NSA declined to answer questions related to the Sheas, Telic Networks, or DRS.

Now there’s a new wrinkle, which the NSA has also declined to discuss: Yet another company, apparently focused on the office and electronics business, is based at the Shea residence on that well-tended lot.

This company is called Oplnet LLC.

Teresa Shea, who has been at the NSA since 1984, is the company’s resident agent. The company’s articles of organization, signed by Teresa Shea, show that the firm was established in 1999 primarily “to buy, sell, rent and lease office and electronic equipment and related goods and services.” An attorney who also signed the document, Alan Engel, said he couldn’t comment on client matters.

Records show Oplnet does own a six-seat airplane, as well a condominium property with an assessed value of $275,000 in the resort town of Hilton Head, South Carolina.

This summer the NSA turned down a Freedom of Information Act request for Shea’s public financial disclosure form. The agency said that, unlike every other federal agency, it could withhold the disclosure because of a sweeping 1959 law that allows it to keep almost everything secret.

Go ahead and read that twice. Read it three times. Still think we live in a free country?

Financial disclosure forms are central to public monitoring of ethics and potential conflicts of interests by federal officials. Without that form, journalists or concerned citizens must comb through corporate incorporations, property records, UCC filings, and court records to learn about an official’s financial interests outside of office. Often, these documents are not online and are in offices scattered across different states.

Teresa Shea, as head of SIGINT, has defended the program in declarations in two federal court cases.

Her husband has been involved in SIGINT as a private contractor and engineer since at least 1990, when he set up a company called Sigtek Inc., which would get hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts with the federal government, according to a federal contracting database. On his LinkedIn page, James Shea says the company’s key markets included “Defense SIGINT.”

In 2010, Teresa Shea was appointed the director of all SIGINT at the NSA, after a period working in London. The same year, James Shea became vice president at a major SIGINT contracting firm, DRS Signal Solutions, a subsidiary of DRS Technologies.

As BuzzFeed reported in its first story on the Sheas, neither the NSA nor DRS will comment on whether the company has contracts with Teresa Shea’s directorate.

Asked if there was a conflict of interest, DRS spokesman Michael Mount said “I understand your story, and we’ll still decline to comment.” He said that when responding to BuzzFeed News about questions concerning James Shea, the company has coordinated with the NSA.

Matthew Aid, who has written a book about the NSA, The Secret Sentry, said it would be difficult to understand why Oplnet, this second home-based business, was set up by Ms. Shea, without knowing more.

But he adds that the fact that Shea’s husband works for a SIGINT contractor, and has a SIGINT related company at the couple’s home, is confounding.

“From a purely financial point of view, there’s so much potential of conflict of interest.”

“The fact that the NSA will not respond to your request raises in my mind a host of questions. If there was nothing there, they could have come back to you and said, ‘She’d been diligent. She’s in compliance.’ Then there’s no story. But they’ve said nothing. That to me is what could potential signal some problems.”

Welcome to the American Dream in 2014. Looks a lot like the Soviet Dream.

Utterly shameless.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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#MH370 families want Putrajaya to release full cargo manifest


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Data communication logs on missing flight MH370, released by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in Kuala Lumpur on May 27. Families affected by the flight’s disappearance today urged Putrajaya to release its full cargo manifest. – AFP file pic, October 23, 2014.

The families of passengers and crew members of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 today called on Putrajaya to release the full cargo manifest and questioned the authorities’ delay in making the disclosure.

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Voice370, which represents the families of those aboard the missing aircraft, said in a statement that the cargo manifest was only released on May 1, although MH370 had gone missing on March 8.

“Even after a two-month delay, the cargo manifest released by Putrajaya was incomplete,” the group said, adding there were missing gaps in the document.

“A case in point is the disclosure by British satellite company Inmarsat during a UK Royal Society event recently,” Voice370 said.

Inmarsat claimed that they had handed over complete data logs to Putrajaya, which had then released selected data and withheld the rest.

Voice370 urged Putrajaya to make a full release of all items carried on board MH370 and state clearly what was in the cargo hold.

“We only know that there was 4,566kg of mangosteens shipped by Poh Seng Kian and a consignment of lithium batteries.”

The group pointed out that NNR Logistic’s shipment of 2,453kg of cargo included 221kg of lithium ion batteries.

The remaining 2,232kg were simply declared as radio accessories and chargers, which reports indicated could be consignment for Motorola.

From the preliminary MH370 report, Voice370 said it could be deduced that other forwarders had consolidated shipments.

These included Kerry Logistics (2,250kg), Kintetsu Express (646kg), Panalpina (26 + 6kg) and Malaysian Express (6kg).

Voice370 demanded Putrajaya make public detailed contents and quantities of cargo in each of the consolidated airway bills.

“We also want to know the load instruction sheet to see how the cargo holds were loaded,” the group said.

“At this juncture, the release of this information cannot in anyway change what had already transpired aboard MH370 nor alter the fate of this aircraft and our loved ones.

“Therefore we strongly believe that the continued withholding of this detailed information has no basis unless there actually is a conspiracy to hide information from the public domain.

“After more than seven months of agony, we do not want to be further tortured by the uncertainties surrounding the disappearance of MH370.”

Flight MH370 left Kuala Lumpur International Airport for Beijing on March 8 with 227 passengers and 13 crew members.

However, it dropped off the radar about an hour after take-off, and has not been seen since despite the largest search and rescue operation in aviation history.

Yesterday, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pic) said he was 99.9% optimistic of finding the missing airliner.

“If based on the technology that we are using and whether we are looking at the right place, then we are talking about 99.9% optimistic,” Hishammuddin was quoted saying in The Star, after launching the GO Phoenix Vessel and sophisticated underwater search equipment called the ProSAS towed side scan sonar at Freemantle Port, Perth.

“However, that is not an answer that says we are definitely going to find it as the ocean is huge. The aircraft is minuscule compared with the vast ocean,” he told a press conference.

The GO Phoenix Vessel and the sonar are a Malaysian government contracted vessel funded by Petronas.

Hishammuddin said victims of flight MH370 would not be forgotten, saying “all that could be done to find the aircraft had been done thus far”. – October 23, 2014.

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In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State


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As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces plans to set up an investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel’s recent assault on the Gaza Strip, we broadcast the speech of world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky, who recently spoke in the hall of the U.N. General Assembly at an event sponsored by the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. “The pattern that was set in January 1976 continues to the present,” said Chomsky, Institute Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Israel rejects a settlement of these terms and for many years has been devoting extensive resources to ensuring it will not be implemented with the unremitting and decisive support of the United States — military, economic, diplomatic and ideological.”