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How many of these topics will be the focus of questions by the mainstream media during the debate season?


The Kolkvovo Report, on the transfer of US military technology to the Russians by Hillary and friends…

Executive Summary

• A major technology transfer component of the Russian reset overseen by Hillary Clinton substantially enhanced the Russian military’s technological capabilities, according to both the FBI and the U.S. Army.

• Russian government officials and American corporations participated in the technology transfer project overseen by Hillary Clinton’s State Department that funnelled tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.

• A Putin-­‐‑connected Russian government fund transferred $35 million to a small company with Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta on its executive board, which included senior Russian officials.

• John Podesta failed to reveal, as required by law on his federal financial disclosures, his membership on the board of this offshore company.

• Podesta also headed up a think tank which wrote favorably about the Russian reset while apparently receiving millions from Kremlin-­‐‑linked Russian oligarchs via an offshore LLC.


h/t to Mickey

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[Do you think he is playing POKEMON GO?]

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$13 Billion Aircraft Carrier Struggles with Air Operations, Can’t Defend Itself, Systems ‘Likely Require Redesigning’

July 21st, 2016 by Kevin

Well, the good news is that $13 billion looks like pocket lint compared to the cost of the F-35 catastrophe.

Have a nice day.

Via: Bloomberg:

The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier isn’t ready for warfare.

The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford — the most expensive warship ever built — may struggle to launch and recover aircraft, mount a defense and move munitions, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester. On-board systems for those tasks have poor or unknown reliability issues, according to a June 28 memo obtained by Bloomberg News.

“These four systems affect major areas of flight operations,” Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department’s director of operational test and evaluation, wrote Pentagon and Navy weapons buyers Frank Kendall and Sean Stackley. “Unless these issues are resolved, which would likely require redesigning” of the aircraft launch and recovery systems “they will significantly limit the CVN-78’s ability to conduct combat operations,” Gilmore wrote, using a technical name for the carrier.

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Navy’s $12.9 Billion Carrier Isn’t Ready for Warfare, Memo Says

The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford — the most expensive warship ever built — may struggle to launch and recover aircraft, mount a defense and move munitions, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester. On-board systems for those tasks have poor or unknown reliability issues, according to a June 28 memo obtained by Bloomberg News.

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The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford — the most expensive warship ever built — may struggle to launch and recover aircraft, mount a defense and move munitions, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester. On-board systems for those tasks have poor or unknown reliability issues, according to a June 28 memo obtained by Bloomberg News.

“These four systems affect major areas of flight operations,” Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department’s director of operational test and evaluation, wrote Pentagon and Navy weapons buyers Frank Kendall and Sean Stackley. “Unless these issues are resolved, which would likely require redesigning” of the aircraft launch and recovery systems “they will significantly limit the CVN-78’s ability to conduct combat operations,” Gilmore wrote, using a technical name for the carrier.

The reliability woes mean that delivery of the Ford — the first of three carriers ordered up in a $42 billion program — will probably slip further behind schedule. The Navy announced last week that the ship, originally due by September 2014, wouldn’t be delivered before November this year because of continuing unspecified testing issues.



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WASHINGTON — A wearable device designed to better stimulate brain function during athletic and, perhaps, military training could soon be adopted by American special operations troops, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.

The Pentagon’s start-up Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, recently entered into its first official partnership with a commercial technology firm to develop or adapt projects to help American troops on future battlefields, Carter announced in Boston, where he formally opened the Silicon Valley-based DIUx’s East Coast office. The agreement with that firm, Halo Neuroscience, will allow the military to explore uses for the company’s headphone-like brain stimulator designed for elite level professional athletes.

DIUx has created teams to scout and directly engage with commercial technology organizations to identify technologies that the Pentagon might be able to adopt or co-develop with the firms to increase servicemembers’ warfighting capabilities, Carter said. It is also using new authorities granted by Congress last year that drastically reduce the amount of time needed for the Defense Department to partner with a tech firm.

Using those authorities, DIUx entered into the partnership with San Francisco-based Halo in only about 30 days. Such an agreement could have taken months, if not years, in the past.

“This new approach is already generating lots of enthusiasm,” Carter said. “Our military services, combatant commands, and defense agencies like the speed and agility it affords.”

The partnership with Halo is among 15 initial commercially developed projects DIUx aims to adapt to military use in the coming months. Other programs include developing a tiny drone with the ability to perceive its environment to map out tightly confined spaces such as caves, tunnels or ships, and an artificial intelligence machine that can automatically sift through millions of Internet posts to identify extremist material.

Halo Neuroscience was founded in 2013 by a team of doctors, neuroscientists and engineers to develop technology to improve brain function. Its first commercially available product, Halo Sport, uses energy pulses that the company claims speed up the brain’s ability to develop new neural pathways, better connecting brain function to the body. The company calls the process “neuropriming,” and claims research shows athletes who have used it develop “more precise, coordinated, and … explosive movement.”

The device has been championed by several athletes training for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and is in use by athletes in professional baseball, football and basketball, according to a Halo statement.

“These headsets will be used by teams from our special operations forces, who will work with Halo to gauge how effective their device might be at improving marksmanship, close-quarters-combat skills, and overall strength training,” Carter said.

[See prior riffs on the Bourne Legacy.]


During his stop in Boston, Carter also announced he increased the size of the Defense Innovation Board to include 15 high-level advisers from leading private and public innovation and technology organizations.

The board, led by Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will also include Jeff Bezos, the president, chairman and CEO, Amazon Inc. and the owner of the Washington Post; Marne Levine, the chief operating officer of Instagram, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, the renowned astrophysicist and author. Carter had previously announced it would include Schmidt, retired Navy Adm. William McRaven, who is a former Special Operations Command chief, and biographer and Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson.

The board is expected to make its first round of recommendations concerning the Pentagon’s innovation tactics by the fall, Carter said.

“I’ve given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to [the Defense Department] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks,” Carter said. “It’s a perfect example of the kind of thing I’m looking for the Innovation Board to recommend.”

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All Cards on the Table: First-Use of Nuclear Weapons War on the Rocks (resilc). Today’s must read. As we’ve said for some time, the reason the US has been putting “defensive” missiles all over Eastern Europe.

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Tomgram: William Hartung, How to Arm a “Volatile” Planet


Posted by Michele Kearney at 9:13 AM

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos, Cass Sunstein Join Pentagon’s ‘Defense Innovation Board’

July 26th, 2016 by Kevin

See: Cass “Cognitive Infiltration” Sunstein

Also, this sounds like the group described in Ernest Cline’s Armada, which I would only recommend to absolute diehard sci-fi and gaming nerds who are between the ages of about 40 and 50 years old.

My guess, however, is that Cline got the idea for the group in his book from the Jasons.

Via: DefenseNews:

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Amazon head Jeff Bezos and former Obama administration official Cass Sunstein are among the newest names to join Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s new Defense Innovation Advisory Board.

Carter announced those names as part of a list of ten new members for the board, which he created in March to advise the Pentagon on technology innovation issues. The board is headed by Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, the Google parent company.

Posted in Books, Dictatorship, Economy, Elite, Social Engineering |

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A US-developed weapon system that strikes the atmosphere with a focussed electromagnetic beam may cause global warming, the government today said and acknowledged that climate change is likely to reduce the yield of major crops like wheat and maize in India.

“The US has developed a type of weapon called High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme. HAARP strikes the upper atmosphere with a focussed and steerable electromagnetic beam,” Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

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In the video above, Dane Wigington delivers a presentation on geoengineering which took place last September in Redding, California. Wigington maintains the GeoengineeringWatch.org website, and he has gotten together with a team of lawyers to form the Legal Alliance to Stop Geoengineering, or LASG.

On Monday of this week, the LASG filed a “US 60-Day Notice of Legal Action”–basically giving notice to a number of named individuals that they are about to become defendants in a lawsuit aimed at stopping the illegal spraying taking place in our skies.

The suit is expected to be filed in federal court in California within the next 60 days.

A PDF file of the “Notice of Intent to File Citizens’ Suits” can be found here. The individuals named as “violators” in the document include Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter; Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, chief of staff of the US Air Force; Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration; Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., administrator of NASA; Louis W. Uccellini, director of the National Weather Service; and Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.



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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is in the process of making a neural-coding device capable of controlling artificial limbs when seeded in the brain. The device has had success in animal studies and the first human trials are set for 2017. The Pentagon has subsidized the institution $62 million to help foster this mind-control technology. Meanwhile, the mainstream media is pushing for the micochipping of children sooner rather than later. During a recent televised report by NBC News, the news station purported the micro-chipping of children by the state was as normal as bar codes for consumers: “When barcodes first came out in the late 1960s, people were appalled. They were wary of them and did not understand the concept. Today, it is so commonplace, we don’t even notice it. A microchip would work much in the same way.”

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‘US deliberately destroyed CIA black site used for torture’ –Defense teams: Black site they believed was under protective order as a crime scene has been destroyed without their knowledge. | 28 July 2016 | Ammar al Baluchi was brutally tortured in CIA custody, along with other detainees, but now it is reported that the black site where Baluchi was held has been destroyed, Alka Pradhan, defense attorney for Gitmo detainee Ammar al Baluchi, told RT. The September 11 mass murder trial has yet to begin at Guantanamo Bay detention facility for several detainees prisoners who, in the government’s opinion, are guilty enough to be charged. However, the legal proceedings are being held up by the prosecution’s evidence…And then there’s the question of one specific piece of evidence not sent back that pertains to a secret CIA black site where most of the defendants were reportedly tortured.

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http://breakingdefense.com/2016/07/diux-funds-brain-hacking-headset-boston-branch-opens/ [Run, Aaron, run!]

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_parentheses ((()))

Perhaps our world could identify some marca registrada  to document anti-New World Order authors and sites, and/or the regular and repeated expression of wisdom, authenticity, insight and truth.

oh, wait

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The Addiction Conspiracy: How Government and Big Pharma Created an Epidemic

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1,000s Turkish forces surround NATO’s Incirlik air base for ‘inspection’ amid rumors of coup attempt | 31 July 2016 | Some 7,000 armed police with heavy vehicles have surrounded and blocked the Incirlik air base in Adana used by NATO forces, already restricted in the aftermath of a failed coup. Unconfirmed reports say troops were sent to deal with a new coup attempt. Hurriyet reported earlier that Adana police had been tipped off about a new coup attempt, and forces were immediately alerted. The entrance to the base was closed off.

[Ed.:Aside from humanity, who benefits by having a significant nuclear arsenal effectively locked down?]

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The Obama Administration Has Brokered More Weapons Sales Than Any Other Administration Since World War II

July 31st, 2016 by Kevin

Via: The Nation:

The numbers should stagger anyone. According to the latest figures available from the Congressional Research Service, the United States was credited with more than half the value of all global arms transfer agreements in 2014, the most recent year for which full statistics are available. At 14 percent, the world’s second largest supplier, Russia, lagged far behind. Washington’s “leadership” in this field has never truly been challenged. The US share has fluctuated between one-third and one-half of the global market for the past two decades, peaking at an almost monopolistic 70 percent of all weapons sold in 2011. And the gold rush continues. Vice Admiral Joe Rixey, who heads the Pentagon’s arms sales agency, euphemistically known as the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, estimates that arms deals facilitated by the Pentagon topped $46 billion in 2015, and are on track to hit $40 billion in 2016.

Research Credit: Jb

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Electronic Voting Systems and Security

July 30th, 2016 by Kevin

Of course, it’s worse than Bruce admits: Clinton Foundation and Electronic Voting Machines

Via: Bruce Schneier:

Over the years, more and more states have moved to electronic voting machines and have flirted with Internet voting. These systems are insecure and vulnerable to attack.

But while computer security experts like me have sounded the alarm for many years, states have largely ignored the threat, and the machine manufacturers have thrown up enough obfuscating babble that election officials are largely mollified.

We no longer have time for that. We must ignore the machine manufacturers’ spurious claims of security, create tiger teams to test the machines’ and systems’ resistance to attack, drastically increase their cyber-defenses and take them offline if we can’t guarantee their security online.

Longer term, we need to return to election systems that are secure from manipulation. This means voting machines with voter-verified paper audit trails, and no Internet voting. I know it’s slower and less convenient to stick to the old-fashioned way, but the security risks are simply too great.

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