Here’s What Happens When Hackers Shut Down a Jeep’s Engine Going 70mph on a Highway

Some of you have probably already read Wired’s shocking article published yesterday titled: Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway – With Me in It. If not, I strongly suggest getting caught up.
If two guys working out of a basement estimate they can hack 471,000 vehicles made by Chysler from their couch, just imagine what a more sophisticated and well funded team can do.
Here are some excerpts from Wired:
I WAS DRIVING 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.
Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the in-seat climate control system. Next the radio switched to the local hip hop station and began blaring Skee-lo at full volume. I spun the control knob left and hit the power button, to no avail. Then the windshield wipers turned on, and wiper fluid blurred the glass.
As I tried to cope with all this, a picture of the two hackers performing these stunts appeared on the car’s digital display: Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, wearing their trademark track suits. A nice touch, I thought.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jul 22, 2015.

HUGE RUMOUR: Tsipras Asked Putin For $10B To Print DRACHMA

21st Century Wire says…
A move like this would get the Western creditors moving faster than lightning.
Watch a video of this report here:

Greek newspaper To Vima reported today that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras allegedly asked Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for $10 billion to print a new run of Drachma to leave the Euro.
Similar requests were also apparently sent to both Tehran and Beijing, and with the rise of the BRICS and their new development bank its not hard to see why Greece would seek their help. Tehran should also now begin to move into a global leadership position with its new nuclear deal, despite the anger of some leaders.


This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JULY 22, 2015.

New York Times Reports – ‘Fannie and Freddie are Back, Bigger and Badder Than Ever’

Just in case you still harbored any doubt that absolutely zero lessons were learned from the cataclysmic financial collapse of 2008/09. We learn from the New York Times that:
AFTER the financial crisis of 2008, there was one thing that almost everyone agreed on. The government-sponsored mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, had to go. While shareholders and executives reaped the profits from Fannie and Freddie in good times, taxpayers were stuck with the bill in a crisis. President Obama described their dysfunctional business model as ‘Heads we win, tails you lose.’ But here we are, seven years after the crisis, and nothing has changed.
In the 2008 crisis, when it looked as if Fannie and Freddie might go bankrupt, Henry M. Paulson Jr., then the Treasury secretary, argued that their fall would cause economic catastrophe. Foreign investors, stuck with their securities, would panic, and the mortgage market would shut down. So Fannie and Freddie were put into something called conservatorship, and are now government controlled, supported by a line of credit from the Treasury.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jul 22, 2015.

How Jeb Bush’s Recent Speech Bashing Lobbyists Was Organized by Lobbyists

Last week, the Clinton, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio campaigns filed reports with the Federal Election Commission to list their lobbyist bundlers, revealing that all three have relied on Akin Gump for campaign cash. In Clinton’s case, her campaign not only used Akin Gump lobbyists as bundlers, but the Clinton campaign treasurer, Jose H. Villarreal, works for Akin Gump’s lobbying division, though he is not registered as a lobbyist. In addition, former Sen. John Sununu, R-N. H., who is now employed by Akin Gump, has been tapped to raise money for the presidential campaign of Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, who kicked off his candidacy on Tuesday.
‘As a result of the breadth and depth of ourEXPERIENCE and relationships, our firm is well positioned to represent its clients – regardless of which party controls the legislative or executive branch,’ boasts the Akin Gump website, touting the firm’s lobbying practice.
– From the Intercept article: Lobbyists Fundraising for Clinton, Bush, Rubio and Kasich Are Coworkers
The most amusing aspect of the run-up the 2016 U. S. Presidential election is to watch establishment Democrat and Republican candidates scramble to reinvent themselves to fit the dramatically changed political environment. While a sizable portion of the American public remains clueless about virtually everything happening the world around them, enough people have woken up to the disastrous fraud that is the two-party political system and they’ve had enough. As a result, you see establishment clowns like Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush scramble to pretend to be outsiders when they are the consummate insiders. Naturally, this is impossible and watching them flail and flounder like fish out of water is extremely gratifying.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jul 22, 2015.

Government Agent Blows Up Federal Lab While Making Meth – No Arrests, No Charges

Editor’s Note: Not that meth labs are wonderful or anything, but once again, this shows there is one rule for the government, another for everyone else. The government loves to fight the drug war… and make the drugs, too.
Gaithersburg, Maryland – A high-ranking NIST officer was recently forced to resign after creating an explosion inside of a government lab while attempting to manufacture methamphetamine.
According to NBC News, the explosion happened at the Gaithersburg, Md. campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, around 7:30 PM on Saturday.
An officer on the scene, who has not been named by police, was reportedly found with severe burns on his hands and arms, implicating him in the explosion.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on July 22nd, 2015.

American Addict: the medical police state Jul 21

Readers who’ve been with me for a while know that I bring a different perspective to events and trends. And that is because, despite mountains of propaganda on all sides, I refuse to forget about the Individual and his enormous potential.
Once again, in the case of medical drugs, I take up that sword.
The addiction to medical drugs is fueled by the invention of a disease-label for every conceivable behavior and human reaction under the sun.
These inventions attack a vulnerability summed up by people who say to themselves, ‘Maybe there’s something wrong with me that I don’t know about.’
The vulnerability increases, because the individual is forgetting he has an independent existence. As this amnesia sets in, what takes the place of his intrinsic confidence? A general sense of dependency.
Here’s the dependency formula: ‘I need to rely on others to understand myself; I need to listen to the advice of friends and family; I need to listen to the experts; I need to belong to the group; I need to think as the group thinks; we all need to wear our disease-and-disorder diagnoses as badges of pride and honor.’
In other words, in society, we have a complete reversal of what constitutes pride and honor. Under the guise of showing ‘sympathy for the afflicted,’ a massive psyop is underway to promote the notion that we are all afflicted and confessing to it is good thing.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on July 22, 2015.

The American Nightmare: The Tyranny of the Criminal Justice System

How can the life of such a man
Be in the palm of some fool’s hand?
To see him obviously framed
Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land
Where justice is a game. – Bob Dylan, ‘Hurricane’
Justice in America is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Just ask Jeffrey Deskovic, who spent 16 years in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit. Despite the fact that Deskovic’s DNA did not match what was found at the murder scene, he was singled out by police as a suspect because he wept at the victim’s funeral (he was 16 years old at the time), then badgered over the course of two months into confessing his guilt. He was eventually paid $6.5 million in reparation.
James Bain spent 35 years in prison for the kidnapping and rape of a 9-year-old boy, but he too was innocent of the crime. Despite the fact that the prosecutor’s case was flimsy – it hinged on the similarity of Bain’s first name to the rapist’s, Bain’s ownership of a red motorcycle, and a misidentification of Bain in a lineup by a hysterical 9-year-old boy – Bain was sentenced to life in prison. He was finally freed after DNA testing proved his innocence, and was paid $1.7 million.
Mark Weiner got off relatively easy when you compare his experience to the thousands of individuals who are spending lifetimes behind bars for crimes they did not commit.
Weiner was wrongfully arrested, convicted, and jailed for more than two years for a crime he too did not commit. In his case, a young woman claimed Weiner had abducted her, knocked her out and then sent taunting text messages to her boyfriend about his plans to rape her. Despite the fact that cell phone signals, eyewitness accounts and expert testimony indicated the young woman had fabricated the entire incident, the prosecutor and judge repeatedly rejected any evidence contradicting the woman’s far-fetched account, sentencing Weiner to eight more years in jail. Weiner was only released after his accuser was caught selling cocaine to undercover cops.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on July 22, 2015.

Falsifying History In Behalf Of Agendas

In an article on April 13 ( ) I used the so-called Civil War and the myths with which court historians have encumbered that war to show how history is falsified in order to serve agendas. I pointed out that it was a war of secession, not a civil war as the South was not fighting the North for control of the government in Washington. As for the matter of slavery, all of Lincoln’s statements prove that he was neither for the blacks nor against slavery. Yet he has been turned into a civil rights hero, and a war of northern aggression, whose purpose Lincoln stated over and over was ‘to preserve the union’ (the empire), has been converted into a war to free the slaves.
As for the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln said it was ‘a practical war measure’ that would help in defeating the South and would convince Europe, which was considering recognizing the Confederacy, that Washington was motivated by ‘something more than ambition.’ The proclamation only freed slaves in the Confederacy, not in the Union. As Lincoln’s Secretary of State put it: ‘we emancipated slaves where we cannot reach them and hold them in bondage where we can set them free.’
A few readers took exception to the truth and misconstrued a statement of historical facts as a racist defense of slavery. In the article below, the well-known African-American, Walter Williams, points out that the war was about money, not slavery. Just as Jews who tell the truth about Israel’s policies are called ‘self-hating Jews,’ will Walter Williams be called a ‘self-hating black?’ Invective is used as a defense against truth.
Racist explanations can be very misleading. For example, it is now a given that the police are racists because they kill without cause black Americans and almost always get away with it. Here is a case of a true fact being dangerously misconstrued. In actual fact, the police kill more whites than blacks, and they get away with these murders also. So how is race the explanation?

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on July 21, 2015.

This Week’s JB-SFC

You can try to disconnect but the world keeps turning, regardless.
If you’re a regular listener, you know the background. Each week, John Batchelor and Professor Stephen F. Cohen discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the new Cold War between Russia and the US/NATO. Though I haven’t had a chance to listen to Tuesday evening’s discussion, I’m posting it here, nonetheless. Please give it a thorough listen.
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This post was published at TF Metals Report on July 22, 2015.

11 Signs That America Has Already Gone Down The Toilet

Just when you think that the depravity of the United States cannot possibly get any worse, something else comes along to surprise us. Many of the things that you are about to read about in this article are incredibly disturbing, but it is important that we face the truth about how far this nation has fallen. There are times when I will be having a conversation with someone else about the state of our country, and the other person will say something like this: ‘Wow – America is really going down the toilet.’ At one time, I would have totally agreed with that. But at this point I would have to say that we have already circled the bowl and have made it all the way through to the other end. Our society is absolutely addicted to entertainment (most of which is utter trash), tens of millions of us are hooked on drugs (both legal and illegal), and we have murdered more than 56 million of our own babies. Our financial system is consumed with greed, we treat our military veterans like human garbage, and most of our ‘leaders’ in Washington D. C. are deeply corrupt. In America today, 64 percent of all men view pornography at least once per month, it is estimated that one out of every four girls is sexually abused before they become adults, and we have the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the entire industrialized world. We like to think that we are an ‘example’ to the rest of the world, but the only example that we are setting is a bad one. The following are 11 signs that America has already gone down the toilet…
#1 All over the United States, the body parts of aborted babies are being bought and sold, and the U. S. government gives the organization at the heart of this sick ‘industry’ hundreds of millions of dollars a year. This week, another incredibly shocking undercover video has been released which has given us even more evidence of what Planned Parenthood is really up to…
The most recent video shows a luncheon conversation with Dr. Mary Gatter, who currently serves as president of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Directors’ Council and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood’s Pasadena abortion clinic.
In the video, Gatter is heard haggling over the price she will charge for intact fetal body parts and is concerned that she will be ‘low-balled.’ She asks for at least $75 per specimen, but wants to see what other Planned Parenthood abortionists are getting to make sure she gets similar compensation so she can buy an expensive sports car.
‘It’s been years since I’ve talked about compensation, so let me just figure out what others are getting and if this is in the ballpark, that’s fine. If it’s still low, we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini,’ Gatter laughed.
This is wickedness at a level that is almost unspeakable, and it is being bankrolled by the U. S. government.
Let’s hope that ‘I want a Lamborghini’ gets plastered all over the Internet hundreds of millions of times. I encourage everyone to get on Facebook and Twitter and start blasting out messages like this one to everyone that they know…

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on July 21st, 2015.

How Lobbyists for Monsanto, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft and the Telecom Industry are Bundling Funds for Hillary

The pantsuit revolutionary is at it again. Once again demonstrating her populist chops by employing the services of lobbyists to bundle millions in campaign funds. It’s no wonderopinion polls on her have been plunging as of late.
We learn from Bloomberg that:
When Barack Obama was running for the presidency in 2008 – and later for reelection in 2012 – he promised he wouldn’t take money from registered lobbyists, not even as bundlers. In the race to succeed him, Hillary Clinton is not following in his footsteps.
The former secretary of state raised more than $2 million from 40 ‘bundlers’ – fundraisers who get their contacts to give to campaigns – who were also lobbyists, according to financial forms released Wednesday by the Federal Election Commission. In all, the Clinton campaign raised $46.7 million between the beginning of April and the end of June.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jul 21, 2015.

Confiscation Is Coming: Obama To Issue Executive Order Targeting 4.2 Million Retirees With Massive Gun Ban

Just when you thought they’ve tried every trick up their sleeves to disarm American citizens, the creative minds within the Obama administration have come up with a new idea.
Because seizing firearms from veterans has been so successful, they figure they can give it a shot on a much more massive scale, and they’ll be using a Presidential Executive Order to make it happen.
This time the President will be targeting 4.2 million Americans who are receiving Social Security benefits for disarmament:
Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others.
The push is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws regulating who gets reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, which is used to prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, IMMIGRANTS in the country illegally and others.
A potentially large group within Social Security are people who, in the language of federal gun laws, are unable to manage their own affairs due to ‘marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease.’

This post was published at shtfplan on July 21st, 2015.

U.S. Government Reinstates Arm Sales to Bahrain Despite Rampant Human Rights Abuses

One of the many destructive myths Americans like to tell themselves is that the U. S. government is a staunch defender of human rights and democracy around the world. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
Yes its true, there are plenty of well intentioned individuals and organizations across America that do care very deeply about such things; the U. S. government just isn’t one of them. The facts on the ground clearly prove this to be the case. The only thing those in charge care about is raw imperial power and money. Of course, they know this. They also know that keeping the myth alive is extremely important in order to maintain the moral high ground and some degree of legitimacy in the eyes of the public.
The most recent example of what a sham the government’s purported commitment to human rights is, was last week’s revelation that the State Department may be prepared to upgrade Malaysia’s trafficking in persons ranking just to move the TPP forward. Here’s an excerpt from the post, To Pass TPP, U. S. State Dept. Upgrades Malaysia’s Human Trafficking Ranking Despite Discovery of Mass Graves:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jul 21, 2015.

The Total Failure of Gun Control Captured in One Photo

ditor’s Note: This point will ever be focused on in the mainstream media for long. More gun laws won’t save anyone. Criminals are called such because they commit crimes. They do not follow laws.
If you want to know why gun control doesn’t work, you only need to look at one photo to see why.
The picture below, taken after the terrorist attack on a military career center in Chattanooga, captures the complete failure of the logic underlying demands for greater gun control in the U. S.:

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on July 21st, 2015.

Obama Hates Our Military — And Their Service

Why do we have anything to do with this clown-car crap? When is it enough?
The White House has now reversed itself and ordered flags flown at half-mast — but not until after they refused to do so while the Capitol (and the States) did.
How much more do you need to see when 5 of our servicemembers are gunned down in an act of terrorism on our soil, potentiated by a government that refuses to recognize everyone’s 2nd Amendment rights, including members of our military, and then goes even further by posting “gun free zone” signs on the door!
Oh, it doesn’t stop there either. If your grandmother has a gun for personal protection (and is not a frail older person the exact sort of person for whom that equalizer is most important) but has someone else (like you) run her bank account for her Obama wants to confiscate her gun.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on July 21, 2015.

Yanis Varoufakis on ‘Europe’s Vindictive Privatization Plan for Greece’

A man in debt is so far a slave. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The one silver lining to emerge from Yanis Varoufakis’ resignation as Finance Minister of Greece, is his ability and willingness to come out and bluntly tell everybody the truth about what happened behind closed doors as Greece was put into conservatorship.
I highlighted one example of this last week in the post, Everything You Need to Know About the Greek Crisis and ECB Fascism in Two Paragraphs, in which we learned that:
Varoufakis said that Schuble, Germany’s finance minister and the architect of the deals Greece signed in 2010 and 2012, was ‘consistent throughout’. ‘His view was ‘I’m not discussing the program – this was accepted by the previous [Greek] government and we can’t possibly allow an election to change anything.
‘So at that point I said ‘Well perhaps we should simply not hold elections anymore for indebted countries’, and there was no answer. The only interpretation I can give [of their view] is, ‘Yes, that would be a good idea, but it would be difficult. So you either sign on the dotted line or you are out.”

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jul 21, 2015.

Trump’s Immigration Comments Aren’t the Immigration Story that Matters

Although dominated lately by the uproar over comments about Mexican arrivals made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, America’sIMMIGRATION debate will surely remain fueled powerfully by business claims of severe labor shortages. With industries ranging from fruit-picking to computer services allegedly desperate for help, numerous employers insist that the only fix is admitting ever more foreign workers into the U. S. economy. It’s lucky, then, that the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends staff has recently updated its estimates on where the nation’s currentILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS work – because they expose the labor shortage claims as largely bogus.
Reaching this conclusion is easy: Just compare Pew’s findings on occupations with the largest share of illegals in their workforces with wage figures put out by the U. S. Labor Department. If a given group of workers has been enjoying wages rising faster than the economy-wide average, that’s a pretty good sign of a labor market that’s at least reasonably tight (though not necessarily suffering any kind of lasting shortage). If a given group of workers has experienced wage lag, chances are their employers aren’t exactly starved for employees. Otherwise, of course, they’d be offering much higher pay.

This post was published at Wall Street Examiner by Alan Tonelson ‘ July 20, 2015.

No Capital Controls for Oligarchs – Warren Buffett Buys Greek Island

If you want to see what unrestrained parasitic financial oligarchy ultimately looks like, look no further than the humanitarian crisis in Greece turned unprecedented billionaire opportunity. With global wealth becoming more and more systemically concentrated in the hands of ‘insiders,’ empty flats bought for tens of millions of dollars in London and Manhattan no longer cut it. These guys have billions of dollars to burn, which means they need to start buying countries; or at least parts of countries, once they’ve been intentionally run into the ground via vulture financial colonialism.
Enter Warren Buffett. Sure, he’s a harmless old grandpa, just like yours. He loves cherry coke, hamburgers, Dairy Queen, America and, you know, Greek islands.
From Newsweek:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jul 21, 2015.

Subprime Auto Loan ‘Titan’ Foolishly Proclaims There’s Nothing to Worry About

Some of you will read the title of this post and wonder why I chose to cover this in light of all the other things happening in the world. While the rapidly growing subprime auto market might seem unimportant on a relative basis, I think it’s very significant as a microcosm of the many failures within the U. S. economy since the financial crisis, during which oligarchs were bailed out and the rest of the nation was left hung out to dry.
I best summarized how disturbing current trends in the U. S. economy are in the post, Land of the Debt Serf – How ‘Auto Title Loan’ Companies are Ruthlessly Preying on America’s Growing Underclass. With regard to trend toward debt serfdom, I noted:
Think about how troubling this is for a second. In the run-up to the last crisis, Americans borrowed on their home equity and used the proceeds to remodel kitchens, etc. Now these same Americans are so completely broke, the only asset they can borrow against is their cars, and they are desperately using the money to purchase groceries, pay cable bills, etc. Thank you Ben Bernanke.;

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jul 21, 2015.

California’s Gas Price Premium Has Never Been Higher, Here’s Why

California’s gasoline price premium to the rest of the nation is the highest on record, according to Bloomberg data. This, as OilPrice’s Andy Tully notes, is in large part because an Exxon Mobil Corp. refinery in Torrance has been out of commission since an explosion there in February, and the state’s environmental regulations are hampering the company’s efforts to quickly get it back to full production. This situation is not expected to improve by year-end.
The refinery is now operating at under 20 percent of its potential, mostly because the explosion damaged its two pollution control units, according to Mohsen Nazemi, the deputy executive officer for engineering and compliance of California’s Sourth Coast Air Quality Management District.
ExxonMobil has sought permission to use a previous model of the unit until the newer version can be installed, but was denied because the older unit emits between two and six times more greenhouse gases than the newer model, which would violate state regulations. To use the older equipment, he said, the company would need to show the state that it can contain offset these increased emissions.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 07/21/2015.