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Wall Street Joins U.S. Intelligence Cronies To Form Fascist "Cyber War Council"

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Want to hear the worst idea in the history of horrible ideas? How about we take the industry responsible for destroying the U.S. economy and wrecking the lives of tens of millions of people, and then allow it to create a “government-industry cyber war council.”

It appears that trillions in taxpayer bailouts simply wasn’t enough for Wall Street. Noting that it can seemingly get whatever it wants whenever it wants, the industry is now positioning itself to overtly control U.S. “cyber” policy. What could go wrong?

The man behind the push appears to be ex-NSA chief Keith Alexander, who as I reported on last month, is now: Pimping Advice to Wall Street Banks for $1 Million a Month. As I mentioned in that post, one of Mr. Alexander’s most high profile clients is Wall Street’s largest lobbying group the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Unsurprisingly, SIFMA is behind the latest push to formally merge Wall Street with the government intelligence apparatus. Mr. Alexander isn’t wasting any time.

Bloomberg reports that:

Wall Street’s biggest trade group has proposed a government-industry cyber war council to stave off terrorist attacks that could trigger financial panic by temporarily wiping out account balances, according to an internal document.

 

The proposal by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, known as Sifma, calls for a committee of executives and deputy-level representatives from at least eight U.S. agencies including the Treasury Department, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, all led by a senior White House official.

 

More centralization. This is the exact opposite of what we want or need. The establishment is very worried about the trend toward decentralization, and making its move on many fronts.

 

The trade association also reveals in the document that Sifma has retained former NSA director Keith Alexander to “facilitate” the joint effort with the government. Alexander, in turn, has brought in Michael Chertoff, the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, and his firm, Chertoff Group.

Ah, Michael Chertoff again. One of the most shameless government cronies out there. His relentless desire to profit from the “war on terror” is one of the main reasons we have installed those useless naked body scanners at airports across the country. Recall I covered this in my post, License Plate Readers Stir Controversy in California as the NYPD Prepares to Use Drones, in which I noted:

Forrmer head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Michael Chertoff, has a private security company called the Chertoff Group, which stands to make lots of money from fear mongering the public about terrorism. As the Huffington Post reported in 2010:

Chertoff’s clients have prospered in the last two years, largely through lucrative government contracts, and The Chertoff Group’s assistance in navigating the complex federal procurement bureaucracy is in high demand. One example involves the company at the heart of the recent uproar over intrusive airport security procedures – Rapiscan, which makes the so-called body scanners. Back in 2005, Chertoff was promoting the technology and Homeland Security placed the government’s first order, buying five Rapiscan scanners.

Moving back to today’s Bloomberg article…

Alexander had been pitching Sifma and other bank trade associations to purchase his services through his new consulting firm, IronNet Cybersecurity Inc., for as much as $1 million per month, according to two people briefed on the talks.

 

He has made much the same argument to Sifma as the association is now making to the government about the emergence of new kinds of software assaults. For several months beginning in fall 2012, major U.S. bank websites were hit by what is known as distributed denial-of-service attacks, in which hackers flood systems with information to shut them down.

 

The government-industry group would develop plans for “much quicker, near real-time” dissemination of information from agencies to the private sector and ways to “actively defend the industry” if preparations for a cyber attack are discovered in advance. Sifma is also seeking “pre-discussed and mutually understood protocols” for the industry to request government help during and after an attack.

Merging of private business and government. Fascism.

Representative Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat, said today he was concerned that industry members in such a joint group could improperly get involved in pre-emptive strikes against a person or state planning an assault on the U.S.

 

Or they could get involved in strikes against U.S. citizens they find undesirable or problematic.

 

“This could in effect make the banks part of what would begin to look like a war council,” Grayson said in an e-mail. “Congress needs to keep an eye on what something like this could mean.”

 

The Senate Intelligence Committee plans today to take up a bipartisan bill — sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and Saxby Chambliss, a Georgia Republican - – aimed at improving private-sector cyber-defenses. The bill includes rules that would insulate banks from liability arising from sharing information for cybersecurity, addressing a point financial institutions have raised in the past.

Naturally, Dianne Feinstein, one of Congress’ most dangerous and authoritarian members is behind this travesty.

As I said in the beginning, this is one of the worst ideas of all-time. Two of the most powerful, out of control and corrupt segments of American society, Wall Street and the intelligence community, want to formally merge in order to better protect their power structure in a “public-private partnership.” As I noted on twitter the other day:

Although these partnerships are always a concern, this particular partnership is as dangerous as you get.

Full article here.

 

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Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:10 | 4938315 The Most Intere...
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PP Partnerships... Communist crony taxpayer raping about to occur...

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:14 | 4938322 CH1
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Gimme an F! Gimme an A! Gimme an S! Gimme an C! Gimme an I! Gimme an S! Gimme an M!

What's that spell?

Can I get a Mussolini quote please?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:21 | 4938349 Hugh G Rection
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Speaking of Intelligence fiascos... this was just leaked from Netanyahu's bunker.  Shit is getting real.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:45 | 4938400 WillyGroper
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Made my day.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:08 | 4938432 TahoeBilly2012
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Public/Zionist partnership. Is there anything else?

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:40 | 4938482 Anusocracy
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It's past the time to find another place to live.

Better than staying here and continue playing the role of the abused housewife.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:47 | 4938489 TahoeBilly2012
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Plenty of people don't mind the abuse as long as the media explains all this as some form of "progressivism" then it's all okay. Someone in your family went to college and can explain to you why exactly the Government needs more control over your life. It's progress.  

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:32 | 4938532 LetThemEatRand
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So do you attribute the war and "protect me from terr'ists so I can eat more hotdogs on the 4th and gas up my truck for cheap" culture to Progressives also?  If you define the problem by Progressive versus Conservative, you are part of the problem.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:02 | 4938598 Skateboarder
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Read the following sentence:

Wall Street’s biggest trade group has proposed a government-industry cyber war council to stave off terrorist attacks that could trigger financial panic by temporarily wiping out account balances

The future is written in plain sight (or at least the scapegoats are). What a nice segue into Internet controls.

One day, the last futures contract in our current system will start the snowball effect, and there will be deus ex machina 'terrizz attaxxx' that'll sho'nuf wipe everyone's bank accounts. It's the only way out of this thing.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:24 | 4938527 Trogdor
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You got that right.  Chertoff is an Israeli and a Zionist.  Feinstein is a Zionist.  Alexander is a Zionist.  Seems whenever you look at who's pushing evil ideas, there they are....

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:23 | 4938547 LetThemEatRand
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Sociopath is the word you're looking for.  Many Zionists are sociopaths, and like all sociopaths they use very effective tool to accomplish their ends.  Hitler used Christianity, as did the Pope along with King Ferdinand II during the Spanish Inquisition.  Modern Zionists use Judaism.  Modern Muslim Kings use Islam, as in Saudi Arabia.  Keep in mind that many Christians see a war in Isreal as a sign of the second coming of Jesus and they support Zionists for that reason.  And many hardcore Muslims want a holy war also.  The tool is religion.  The end game is world domination.  Note that sociopath leaders of Jews and Muslims and Christians all seem to get along just fine when it suits their goal. 

P.S.  Perhaps sociopaths are the evil that is written about in so many Holy books.  Evil is real.  You don't need to believe in a guy in the sky to believe that where there is light, there is also darkness on the other side.  

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:15 | 4938605 Skateboarder
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Enjoy a completely unknown heavy metal classic from a band you never heard of.

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The evil, they must die - they know too much to live.
Lies, sin, dissipates. Man destroys, only God creates.
It's human nature's fault - the never ending battle for the
DARKNESS OF YOUR SOUL!"

- "Never Ending Battle" by Salem's Wych

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:02 | 4938817 The Proletariat
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If you like Salem's Wych, then you need to check out this channel....Rare and Obscure Metal Archives

https://www.youtube.com/user/NWOBHM87/featured

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Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:01 | 4938418 optimator
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I don't think thats Bibi, Bibi doesn't have that much hair.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:28 | 4938363 junction
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That is Gerald Celente's line. 

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:35 | 4938385 JoJoJo
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Heres your Mussolini quote "Facism could be called corporatism" Thanks to Corporate Fascist Google for that one

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:59 | 4938417 Reptil
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I'll give you a Mussolini video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA8Uav7EPlQ

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:28 | 4938465 palmereldritch
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Infiltrate Subvert Implode Subjugate

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:17 | 4939075 post turtle saver
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agree, all of this is a bad idea... corporate personhood is, too... couple with corporate personhood religious rights and you end up with religious fascism... the USSC should be taken out back and horsewhipped for that bullshit

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:42 | 4938664 Memedada
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Argh, not again! It seems futile to attempt to debate anything evolving ideologies and paradigms on Zerohedge. Too many contributors have no idea of the meaning of terms like socialism, communism, anarchism, liberalism, libertarianism, fascism

In this article the author gets it right (the merging of corporate and state power = FASCISM). But – surprise – some miseducated Zerohedge-reader throws in the boogeyman: COMMUNISM. Tell me: what’s communist about anything mentioned in the above article?

I know: it seems futile, but we need to get the terms right – if we want any kind of informed debate…


And by the way: I AM NOT A COMMUNIST (far from), BUT I KNOW WHAT COMMUNISM IS…

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 23:08 | 4946138 The Most Intere...
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I would agree with you but you are incorrect.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:27 | 4939120 swmnguy
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Frog:  Crony Capitalism and the merger of State power with Corporate wealth is not Communism.  It's Fascism. I realize for some weird reason Americans give a neutral response to the word "Fascism" and a nearly reflexive negative reaction to the word "Communism."  So if one wants to express disapproval, one applies the word "Communist."  But that doesn't change what the words do and don't mean.  Just because Hitler called his party "National Socialist" that didn't mean Nazis were "Socialists," any more than the USA PATRIOT Act was enacted by true patriots.  We're old enough to understand all this, right?

So there is indeed some crony taxpayer raping about to occur.  It just ain't "Communist." This isn't hair-splitting, either.  The perpetrators of this farce have gone to elaborate lengths to get us to call these things by the wrong names.  There's a reason for that.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 23:05 | 4946136 The Most Intere...
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By definition Fascism has a strong degree of Nationalism, Communism has no such nationalism at its core. Globalism, not Nationalism, has been the major trend over multiple decades and there is no shortage of politicians and corporate executives willing to sell out their country to the lowest bidder in the global plantation. I believe strongly that globalism is going to take a major hit as the economy and markets fall apart again. More Nationalistic messages will begin to win the day as the US and other countries turn inward. It is at that point that Fascism would be a risk as former communist cronies attempt to continue their craft.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:02 | 4939764 assistedliving
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said many times and say it again.  Until the frontrunning squid/HFT's realizes someone can front run them

and RECORD IT, NSA runs amok.  now it gets interesting.  next we'll see anyone on the Cyber (make)War (on us) Council

is indemnified

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:15 | 4938330 Stockmonger
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BitCoin is for terrorists, bitches.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:12 | 4938442 TahoeBilly2012
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Everyone but Zionist overlords are terrrorists. Diane Fienstein is a civil servant, you are a terrorist. But send some of your little bastard terrorist kids to the military to become  the next cannon fodder, in a war based on lies. Then you kid will be a terrorist when he/she comes home if he/she complains about anything. Diane will just celebrate by awarding her husand some fat new Public/Zionist partnership contracts.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:06 | 4938602 Skateboarder
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Unscathing. Ruthless. 10/10.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:18 | 4938333 AccreditedEYE
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Gotta be a record number of story posts tonight... What gives?
(For the record, not a Feinstein fan even 1 bit)

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:30 | 4938366 kchrisc
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They should called it the "Thieves and Treason Council."

 

"I'm starting a Guillotine Council." And I won't require a fee.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:14 | 4938558 Incubus
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I am starting the Council for Community Restoration.

 

Membership requires you bring your own pitchfork, rope, axe, or machete.

 

 

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:31 | 4938371 WillyGroper
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"The government-industry group would develop plans for “much quicker, near real-time” dissemination of information from agencies to the private sector and ways to “actively defend the industry” 

Just like Boston & the WTC.

WTF, All those SOB's need to be buggard like Qaddafi.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:54 | 4938411 optimator
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Cherkoff isn't happy with NSA sending everything they get to Israel, so all he has to do is put his little fact finding group on the list.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:34 | 4938475 TeethVillage88s
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Isnt Chertoff an Israeli?

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:49 | 4938494 TahoeBilly2012
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The brains are all Israeli's, the rest are pussies. Next question.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:26 | 4938530 Trogdor
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Yes ... and isn't it strange that an Israeli was the head of Homeland Security ... hmmmm

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:33 | 4938373 TheAnswerIs42
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They are doing this because they are worried shitless that someone , somewhere has been able to break in and is prepared to wreak havoc.

They are clueless and would not even know if they have been compromised.

The whole thing could be brought down at the click of a mouse.

Or manipulated out the ass (more likely).

There is more cyber fear because there are more cyber threats.

I get more than a few updates a month from a "fusion" center to block nasty IP addresses.

Lately, these are all in Eastern Europe, Latvia, Ukraine, Ru, etc. Not too much from China.

Although I do see a lot of Chinese originated hack attempts.

The physical location has nothing to do with the actual perps.

In a cyber war, nothing is real.

 

 

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:09 | 4938436 UselessEater
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J Rickards  discusses cyber warfare and financial warfare attacks in his new book, of course he lays the threat at the feet of Iran, China etc stating "officials at the US Treasury & Federal Reserve routinely pour cold water on the threat analysis....This view reflects a dangerous official naivete."p60-61. Cough.

B.S. this is a line being pushed IMO for a false flag / set up.

Noting govt department IT systems etc. are MIC controlled (Catherine Austin Fitts comments on this from her time as Assist HUD Sec and it also appears to be the case in Aust from what I've heard).... cyber warfare is likely to come from closer to home.

 

 

 

 

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:39 | 4938390 tvdog
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Wall Street ("We got your money, bitchez!), NSA ("We know about your extramarital affairs!"), and the Department of Homeland Security ("We got a hollow-point bullet with your name on it!") all working together for the good of the country ...

Chertoff, incidentally, was also the guy who ordered the release of the dancing Israelis from 9/11.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:44 | 4938399 MASTER OF UNIVERSE
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The too-BIG-to-fail banks and the Military Industrial Complex are symbiotically attached to one another anyways. Smedley Butler revealed the symbiosis to the USA Congress eons ago. Both groups have everything to lose and everyone knows it now. If an alliance between the two makes the delusional ruling kleptocrats sleep better at night that is

all they will get. Clearly, when the banks finally fail so too will the alliance between the MIC and Wall Street. Eventually, the MIC will abandon them as they have abandoned their fellow American citizens in the history of the USA. The MIC was the ultimate downfall of the American Empire IMHO.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:45 | 4938666 Wahooo
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Now they have the MIFC - military, industrial, financial complex. Pretty tidy. They won't allow the banks to crash - that's today's army. Be all you can be!

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:47 | 4938403 3rd Pig
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This is not about making money anymore – this is about having a job to do for the Nazis – so you don’t get murdered in the camps

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:49 | 4938405 TeethVillage88s
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Check page 35 of both TICData reports (2002 & 2013) for Belgium, Cayman Islands, and Luxemburg. LT US Treasuries go from $10 Billion to $366 Billion. (partly due to safe haven effect, but also due to Financial System on Steroids) Or just take a look below to refresh your memory.

Interesting of the $26 Trillion in Foreign Owned US Assets put out by BEA.GOV on IIP Data, looks like about half is accounted for in the 2013 Data Report as Equities, LT Corporate Debt, LT Agency Debt, LT Treasuries. Which leaves me to conclude foreign owned US Real Estate must be about $12-14 Trillion (page 30). But I am not an Economist or Financial guy. Maybe Europeans are also buying US Real Estate.

http://www.treasury.gov/ticdata/Publish/shl2002r.pdf
http://www.treasury.gov/ticdata/Publish/shla2013r.pdf
(http://www.treasury.gov/ticdata/Publish/mfh.txt)
http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/intinv/iip_glance.htm

Last Data is from April 2014.

Belgium 2002 = $10.8 B, then 2013 = $163 B, Today $366 B
Cayman Islands 2002 = $10.7 B, then 2013 = $66 B, Today ??
Canada 2002 = $8.4 B, then 2013 = $46.6 B, Today $60.5 B
China 2002 = $95 B, then 2013 = $1,272 B, Today $1263 B
Hong Kong 2002 = $37 B, then 2013 = $89 B, Today $155 B
Ireland 2002 = $6 B, then 2013 = $91 B, Today $112 B
Japan 2002 = $260 B, then 2013 = $1,023 B, Today $1210 B
Luxemburg 2002 = $20.2 B, then 2013 = $107 B, Today $141 B
Philippines 2002 = $3 B, then 2013 = $36 B, Today $34 B
Poland 2002 = $7 B, then 2013 = $31 B, Today $30 B
Russia 2002 = $3 B, then 2013 = $138 B, Today $116 B
Switzerland 2002 = $28 B, then 2013 = $157 B, Today $178 B
Taiwan 2002 = $0 B, then 2013 = $183 B, Today $175 B
United Kingdom = $45.7 B, then 2013 = $130.6 B, Today $186 B

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:56 | 4938414 MaxThrust
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What could go wrong

 

I think this statement should read, 

What more evil can they do that they have not done already?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:57 | 4938415 alexcojones
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There is a reason Congress has 7% approval.

And the Manchurian Kenyan is hated.

Not solely one reasons but scores, hundreds of reasons.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:07 | 4938429 ebworthen
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"Stave off terrorist attacks..."

O.K., end the FED, financialization, derivatives, swaps, and Investment Banks.

20% down on a loan that is held for life by the loaning institution.

Currency backed by Gold and Silver.

It would end their party though.

And hegemony.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:31 | 4938470 RaceToTheBottom
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100% backed by gold and Silver

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:09 | 4938437 kowalli
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Hooray gestapo...

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:10 | 4938439 UselessEater
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Rapiscan

Do these guys think they are funny, because I read it as Rape-Scan.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:46 | 4938490 palmereldritch
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 Please, everyone raise your arms and praise the All-Seeing Eye!

http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-trials-show-body-scanners-have-up-to-40-...
[see creepy graphic in photo accompanying article] 

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:42 | 4938485 SofaPapa
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The formalization of the new regime.  Until there is chaos, this will be the norm.  There will be chaos.  A soft landing is no longer an option.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:48 | 4938492 Joe A
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If they would make MRI scans of these people's brains then it would show that they are sociopathic and psychopatic sadists.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:53 | 4938500 Incubus
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Ronald McDonald kills more fatass scum americans every year than terrorists ever will.

 

But keep up the war on "terror" and keep disenfranchising more people around the globe and turning them to a cycle of fanaticism and revenge.

 

I'm sure the terrorism boogeyman will manifest someday soon, as they intend it to be.  War is good. We've always been at war with Eurasia.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:36 | 4938540 CCanuck
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Incubus, you're a pain in my neck!

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:46 | 4938667 Help Is Not Coming
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Just do what I do and rotate your monitor.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:16 | 4938521 TeethVillage88s
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Cannibalism

Not even the Fascists did this much

Spy on everyone, build huge Spying Industry with Phones, Drones, & Internet

>But ship the jobs off shore
>make the Individuals pay all the taxes
>make Corporations People without taxes
>Legalize bribes to congress
>make an industry out of Tax Avoidance & Lobbying
>Allow unlimited Executive pay for cutting jobs
>And pick new jobs to automate like retail & trucking

Oh Yes they want the retail jobs & trucking too.

http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7...

Ideology: Cannibalism. Eat your own.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:19 | 4938522 F0ster
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The Jews hated Hitler because he was a better fascist than they were. Well they're not going to let that happen again. These F'ers are now the ultimate fascists. Their revenge, greed and rascism is very dangerous and must be stopped NOW! Before it's too late.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:22 | 4938563 kowalli
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Hitler knew something about Jews...

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:47 | 4938668 Wahooo
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Unfortunately, the US Constitution has proven to be a powerful cloaking device for these psychos. Who woulda thought?

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:26 | 4938531 laomei
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America has always had a love affair with fascism... nothing new.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:32 | 4938536 luckylogger
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practice at 100, 400, 600, 900, 1200..............................

Load ur own and  pay attention to the ballistic coefficient.......................

Buy cheep bullets and make sure they match the good ones........... IE nosler, et al

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:34 | 4938538 world_debt_slave
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cronyism at its finest

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:36 | 4938705 AdvancingTime
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The frightening growth in crony capitalism means these clowns don't even need anything real to sell. I contend the biggest problem our country has before us is the massive growth in crony capitalism and corruption in Washington.

 Much of this can be attributed to the ability of those in control "changing the rules" and positioning themselves to benefit at every corner. In our busy and complex world we have found it impossible to watch all the moving parts. More on this subject in the article below.

http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2014/05/how-empires-collapse.html

 

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:01 | 4938600 SoDamnMad
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At a million a month I am sure General Alexander has his own version of Seal Team 6 who would kill you (and in some cases dispose of your body without a trace).  More top floor open windows, nail gun misfires of critics of Wall Street. Just you wait.

MIC off the leash now.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:07 | 4938603 Non Passaran
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Why complicate things?
Should accounts be wiped they could give away a pre-mined GovCoin (ObamaCoin?), first to those close to the gov and then to the serfs.
According to Yellen "resilience" is already built into the system.

I wonder how are cyber terrorists going to wipe physical PMs from us PM bugs?

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:25 | 4938653 SmittyinLA
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They're trying to collapse the economy, look what they did to the international server/switch market with Snowden, they want to do to the finance industry what they did to servers, kill it, divert it offshore, but not prosecute.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:32 | 4938658 amanfromMars
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Follow the rabbit down these linked dark web holes to discover the catastrophic systemic weakness which has no simple solution .... apart from new revolutionary drivers providing better command and control of perception operating systems ..... http://tiny.cc/szypix

Change the corrupt system to one which is not easily perverted with the simple supply of electronically transferable, fiat currency redeemed wealth to the obviously unworthy and inept .... the titanic gate crashers rather than fabless gamekeepers.

IT aint rocket science. Pay fools, harvest follies with negative future worth and zero value.

[And how very odd that RT dot com via their http://rt.com/usa/171344-simfa-alexander-cyber-act/ page, wouldn't accept that premise and post that comment, preferring instead to return .... Your comment contains offensive language. Please modify the text in order to have it posted.]

Unconventionally disruptive and most inconvenient maybe, but offensive? Oh please, what are they smoking/what are the moderation algorithms so poorly programmed to look out for? The outing of themselves as inept and linked to a failure fearful systems admin? 

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:26 | 4938691 AdvancingTime
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We are headed in an ugly direction. Drones, killer robots, and ugly possibilities is a continuation of a subject I have written about before. Blame it on an imagination gone wild or a distrust of those with too much power. Unfortunately more recent revelations about the American government spying on us, our friends, and the leaders of our allies across the world does little to calm my concerns.

We must take note that technology is quickly blurring the line between drones and robots at the same time that the killing power of these machines is being ramped up, we should be afraid! To say these machines have the potential to become formidable and a danger in the wrong hands is an understatement. The article below is a reminder that what they have planned is not limited to what we have seen.

http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2013/11/drones-killer-robots-and-ugly.htm...

 

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:10 | 4938736 Land Snark
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"Facsim is the perfect combinations of corporations and the government"  -  Benito Musillini

This is why BitCoin is a suckers errand. If this doesn't quite do the deed then they'll simply turn off the lights under the guise of a terrorist attack by way EMP, power grid or some other false flag. ALL of our priorities will shift instantly ala the  'One Second After' book.

Canned goods, water and toilet paper my friends. Oh and lead....and God.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:17 | 4938739 buzzsaw99
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the orgy the gubbermint and banks are having is frankly quite repulsive

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:39 | 4938771 Loophole
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The "industry" responsible for destroying the US economy is not Wall Street. It's the US government. Confiscatory taxation, oppressive regulation, and massive money creation to support government spending.

Wall Street doesn't run the government. It's the other way around. Businessmen create wealth. Government steals it. It can do so because it has the guns.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:19 | 4939083 Memedada
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…a joke?

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:51 | 4938793 Save_America1st
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They're all mutants...sociopath mutants.  They want you to think zombies are real???  Nah...zombies are fake...it's the mutants we need to destroy.

M.arxist

U.topian

T.reasonous

A.uthoritarian

N.efarious

T.yrannical

S.ociopaths

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:15 | 4939070 Memedada
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Marxist? In the sense they adhere to the philosophy of historical materialism, dialectics and class struggle as the basis for social/societal transformation?


Marxism is not an ideology but a scientific framework (like Hegelianism, positivism, phenomenology, structuralism, post-structuralism etc.). IF you want to understand the fabrics of modern society, Marx had a lot intelligent to say – and NO communism and Marxism is not the same. You can easy use Marxism as a method to analyze society without being a communist (or socialist for that matter).

 

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:57 | 4938805 overmedicatedun...
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so you think this has not happened long ago, this is just a cover group for the the deep state working group, need proof : look at 2008 ...multimillions pulled in one day, no naked shorting stop, thanks Chris Cox head of the SEC at the time,and mr bush saving capitalism by killing comment..to this day those who reaped trillions from mr and mrs america retirement funds, not one investigation not one person put in jail..now thats power and corruption on a unseen before scale.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:04 | 4938825 KanKhaderKhanKan
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Actually this merger between banksters and spooks is quite logical, they both send work to each others way and this little arrangement will provide what each other needs (e.g. the military industrial complex provides wall st with protection and wall st in turn finances the bribes the M-I complex needs to make in legislative bodies).

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:30 | 4938842 Pee Wee
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Don't be a fool, Tyler.  Banks and "government intelligence" have been in bed for a long time.  "...sharing information on cyber-security," is as insider as it gets.  Like the shameless homeland "security," war on terr', you name it, it's all about insider information in the hands of the banks and nothing about "security" or whatever name they put on it of for retard-liberals. 

This latest attempt is to legitimize the existing practices currently in the dark, and they are indeed there (and have been).  Nationalize and institutionalize everything illegal in the name of security, courtesy of none other than Chertoff and Alexander - two traitors if there ever were.

Your privacy has been gutted and sold since Gillette and US selective service began skinning citizens in the 1990's.  The biggest exporter of privacy is USA government.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:24 | 4938865 kurt
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Bottom Line:

This is government "Imbedding" of officials in the IT departments of the financial sector. It seems they're not getting enough intel out of NSA, the juicy stuff. So you infiltrate the industry with Aqua Velva wearing puffed up suits and hand out "Junior Fire Marshall" badges. It's like the imbedding of cia in every local yokel TV station. It makes the employees, and egomaniacal newscasters, feel like they've been deputized. Soon, like the tv station, need-to-know sycophants will be wispering about "orders from God" and acting like shit heels.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:27 | 4938885 esum
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THE ANTI CYBERWARFARE EFFORT ENVISIONED IS ALREADY IN PLACE...

ALEXANDER .... belongs in PRISON

HE AND THIS ENTIRE obumbler administration should be put on a polygraph to determine how many secrets they have already sold to wall street... he and Snowden are in the same category...ambivalent entities, both self-serving and detrimental to the nation interest. Alexander sells his and Snowden gave it away.

CHERTOFF ..... ditto

CARLYLE GROUP ..... criminal organization of ex govt scumbags 

DNI (DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGRENCE) another example of totally useless agency that does nothing except NOT CONNECT THE DOTS and DELAY INFO FLOW TO THE DECISION MAKERS... Employs 50,000 USELESS PEOPLE on nothing less than high paid government welfare....

 

 

 

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:32 | 4938910 Atomizer
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TAFTA, you are exposed Wall Street.

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=229163

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:06 | 4939275 yrbmegr
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Looks bad.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:17 | 4939321 SMC
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These turds reach the EPIC FAIL level at their previous government positions and now they are "selling" their "expertise" to American business?

ROFL.

Jinping and Putin's staffs know by experience that cronyism is is no substitute for competence. Perhaps some American businesses will realize that as well.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:19 | 4939334 Weisshaupt
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Will Wesley Mouch be in charge?

 

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:29 | 4939386 Duc888
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Kurt:

Bottom Line:

This is government "Imbedding" of officials in the IT departments of the financial sector.

 

Just as they did in the telecommunications industries a long time ago (20+ years)

http://www.amazon.com/Privacy-Sale-Computerization-Everyones-Private/dp/...

 

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:00 | 4939513 gcjohns1971
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Looks like impending censorship of information unflattering to banks.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:56 | 4939723 NuYawkFrankie
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re.. terrorist attacks that could trigger financial panic by temporarily wiping out account balances... 

Psst... Wall St has ALREADY wiped out many an account balance - including that of the U.S. Taxpayer - PERMANENTLY

 

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 13:00 | 4940087 Squiddly Diddly
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Reminds me of: Jonathan E Rollerball

Go Snowdon

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollerball_%281975_film%29

 

In the film, the world of 2018 is a global corporate state, containing entities such as the Energy Corporation, a global energy monopoly based in Houston which deals with nominally-peer corporations controlling access to all transport, luxury, housing, communication, and food on a global basis.

 

Not too far behind schedule.

 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:48 | 4942286 IronForge
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I got DDOS/Script Attacked while typing this,taking over my Browser and almost crashing it and the Laptop again - lovely cyberstalkng Mormons and the Masonic Buddies in Torrance, Redondo/Hemosa,Lomita, Gardena, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Pasadea, and Long Beach. Maxine Waters (who's region hosts many perps) should be proud of you...

"They" already have a setup ready to be implemented in Utah with the NSC's Internet Repository (of Suppositories for the Masses?) and Goldman Sach's IT Backoffice located within close proximity of each other.

I have to say, that's a Coup for the Apartheid Cult's attemps to gain access to the Crown Jewels of the NationState.  Sadly, there's not enough talent from that Local Population Pool (what was GS thinking? No Non-Moromon in their right mind would want to go live and work in Mormonland).  IIRC, the Mormons were encroaching on these key assets by means of getting their foot in the door and promoting their "flagship people" at the expense of others (M.O. used by many groups); and the GOVT_US' Contract Award Policy of "always going with the low cost bidder" favors the Mormons - who live/operate on a lower cost basis.

Now, every Mormon Employee ovrerseas can be considered as a potental  NSA Asset.

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