29.12.13

'Military-Style' Raid on California Power Station Spooks U.S.

'Military-Style' Raid on California Power Station Spooks U.S. http://zite.to/1dendFv

For Adam: The Script on How Global Cooling Became AGW

The ice-age U-turn that set the stage for the climate debate http://zite.to/1eNPZ38

5.12.13

Google Political Hit Piece?

Don’t Be Evil? Google Funding a Slew of Right-Wing Groups http://zite.to/1hywITy

More Support for Economic Crash in 3 Years

Jim Rogers Cautions "Be Prepared, Be Worried, And Be Careful... This Is Going To End Badly" http://zite.to/1gFLGnJ

1.12.13

PR for Bitcoin & QR Codes in one stupid article

Still clinging to the meme that bitcoin transactions are anonymous...

Signholder Receives Over $24,000 In Bitcoin After QR Code Appears On ESPN http://zite.to/18vgesy

19.11.13

Spy-Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams - By Matthew M. Aid

Spy-Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams - By Matthew M. Aid http://zite.to/1aEzl0I

The rise of Brown Moses: How an unemployed British man became a poster boy for citizen journalism

This doesn't really go into how inaccurate most media reports are about Syria.

The rise of Brown Moses: How an unemployed British man became a poster boy for citizen journalism http://zite.to/18NypnF

13.11.13

J.P. Morgan cancels Twitter Q&A after “insulting” questions

J.P. Morgan cancels Twitter Q&A after “insulting” questions http://zite.to/1gLOQIZ

TSA behavioral screening works 'same as or slightly better than chance,' report concludes

TSA behavioral screening works 'same as or slightly better than chance,' report concludes http://zite.to/19m03aJ

Death of Intelligence Analyst Found in Bag Is Called Accidental

Death of Intelligence Analyst Found in Bag Is Called Accidental http://zite.to/18tAl4B

Artist for Ad Agency detained for no reason by NYPD

http://www.onezumiverse.com/2013/11/had-to-tell-my-boss-i-was-late-because-i-was-detained-by-the-police-in-new-york-city/

More Secret Service Ousted

http://m.washingtonpost.com/politics/two-secret-service-supervisors-cut-from-obamas-detail-after-alleged-misconduct/2013/11/13/c736638c-48a8-11e3-a196-3544a03c2351_story.html?wpisrc=al_national

2.11.13

Pussy Riot Member Goes Missing During Prison Colony Transfer

Pussy Riot Member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Goes Missing During Prison Colony Transfer http://zite.to/19lVkd3

Venezuela Seizes US-owned Rigs

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57610518/venezuelas-government-seizes-u.s.-owned-oil-rigs/

29.10.13

AirHelp Wants To Put The Fear Into European Airlines With Its Flight Compensation App | TechCrunch

This app help to file complaints against EU-based airlines for compensation...may be of use to international travelers...


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The War On Hackers | TechCrunch

The War On Hackers | TechCrunch:

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Geoengineering, through the eyes of the IPCC | Ars Technica

Geoengineering, through the eyes of the IPCC | Ars Technica:

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The Endangered Double Irish Could Make Apple, Google, Twitter And Others Pay Way More Taxes | TechCrunch

The Endangered Double Irish Could Make Apple, Google, Twitter And Others Pay Way More Taxes | TechCrunch:

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‘We’re Really Screwed Now,’ Says NSA Official After Surveillance Hawks Switch Sides | TechCrunch

‘We’re Really Screwed Now,’ Says NSA Official After Surveillance Hawks Switch Sides | TechCrunch:

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RIGZONE - Kazakhstan's Kashagan Field Needs Some Weeks to Resume Output

RIGZONE - Kazakhstan's Kashagan Field Needs Some Weeks to Resume Output:

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RIGZONE - Soviets Conducted Nuclear Blasts at Oilfield to be Tapped with China

RIGZONE - Soviets Conducted Nuclear Blasts at Oilfield to be Tapped with China:

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RIGZONE - Lebanon Says Gas, Oil Reserves May be Higher than Thought

RIGZONE - Lebanon Says Gas, Oil Reserves May be Higher than Thought:

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21.10.13

Putin Trying to build and secure rail link through North Korea

Putin Trying to build and secure rail link through North Korea for moving goods between Asia and Europe three times faster than through Suez Canal http://zite.to/1aBGwDX

17.10.13

Glencore said to Vie with Vitol for $1 billion Kazakh oil deal

Glencore said to Vie with Vitol for $1 billion Kazakh oil deal: "The world’s largest oil traders are negotiating to purchase KazMunaiGaz National Co.’s share of production from Kashagan, which started pumping oil last month, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deal is private."

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14.10.13

Code Name Insight: Stockpiling Food and Water

Code Name Insight: Stockpiling Food and Water: "Do you have enough enough food (meaning ALL the food you would need so you wouldn't need to go to ANY store) on hand to feed yourself and your family for a week? "

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28.9.13

21.9.13

Distraction: Change Details of Arctic Ice Discussion

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum in 2013 is Sixth Lowest on Record http://zite.to/18gnjYW

What "Atlantica" has to do with today...

Elites’ strange plot to take over the world http://zite.to/16m2zvV

Weev's Up Shit Creek

How Weev's prosecutors are making up the rules http://zite.to/19mlwSn

12.9.13

Natural Gas & Pipelines the New Cold War

http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-russia-new-cold-war-the-battle-for-pipelines-and-natural-gas/5346344

17.8.13

15.8.13

Snowden Says His Father & Feins are Making Shit Up

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/edward-snowden-media-misled_n_3764560.html

NSA: Breaking the Rules, Thousands of Times per Year!

Apparently even the FISA Court didn't know about it & doesn't have much they can do: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-broke-privacy-rules-thousands-of-times-per-year-audit-finds/2013/08/15/3310e554-05ca-11e3-a07f-49ddc7417125_story.html

Rosneft, Socar to jointly develop oil and gas resources

Rosneft, Socar to jointly develop oil and gas resources:

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New profile of Snowden’s trusted ally illustrates importance of opsec | Ars Technica

New profile of Snowden’s trusted ally illustrates importance of opsec | Ars Technica:

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Why Ladar Levison Shuttered Encrypted Email Service Lavabit In The Face Of Government Pressure | TechCrunch

Why Ladar Levison Shuttered Encrypted Email Service Lavabit In The Face Of Government Pressure | TechCrunch:

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8.8.13

In wishing Bush well, Putin has message for Obama | Reuters

In wishing Bush well, Putin has message for Obama | Reuters:

The sentence from the article "Schroeder called Putin a "flawless democrat" and took a post as chairman of the board of a Russian-German gas pipeline project after leaving office." is telling...

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18.6.13

Rolling Stone Journalist Hastings Dead @33!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/michael-hastings-rolling-stone-contributor-dead-at-33-20130618

18.3.13

Security Expert Brian Krebs Faced A Real-Life SWATing After Posting About Russian Cybercrime Site | TechCrunch

Security Expert Brian Krebs Faced A Real-Life SWATing After Posting About Russian Cybercrime Site | TechCrunch:

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White House to world: Do as I say, not as I did with drones | Ars Technica

White House to world: Do as I say, not as I did with drones | Ars Technica:

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Terror Threat for Netherlands

From International SOS

Travel Security Online
18 Mar 2013


Netherlands: Remain vigilant, observe security precautions as authorities increase nationwide terrorism alert level

The National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) on 13 March raised the country's risk level for terror attacks from ‘limited' to ‘substantial', citing a mounting radicalisation of Dutch youths as well as an increase in the number of Islamist extremists travelling from the country to Syria. Travellers should exercise caution and remain vigilant in urban public areas due to a latent risk of terrorist attack by Islamist extremists.
Travel briefing
Although the increase in the terror threat level does not denote an imminent attack, there remains a credible risk of terrorist attack by Islamist extremists against high-profile targets in the country, including government buildings, public transport, military facilities and places of worship. However, Dutch counter-terrorism capabilities are robust, and several potential plots have been foiled in the past, demonstrating the ability of the authorities to mitigate the risk of major attacks. Security measures are likely to be particularly tight around any high-profile events, such as the festivities planned for the coronation of Prince Willem-Alexander on 30 April in Amsterdam. Travelling personnel are more likely to be affected by disruption caused by heightened security measures, false alarms and occasional hoax bomb threats. Travellers should nevertheless remain vigilant in urban public areas and report any suspicious package or behaviour to the authorities. Further information on terrorism in the Netherlands can be found on our travel security pages.
Background
Several radical Islamist groups are active in the Netherlands, some of which have issued threats to public figures deemed to be enemies of Islam. While there have been no notable terrorist incidents in the recent past, the police in Rotterdam in November 2012 arrested three extremists who were planning to travel to Syria and fight against Syrian government forces. Earlier, in March 2012, the authorities detained a 20-year-old suspected militant in Amsterdam. They claimed to have recovered bomb-making materials and jihadist videos from the suspect's residence.
Travel Advice Summary
  • Normal travel can continue.
  • There is a credible risk of terrorist attack by Islamist extremists. Government buildings, public transport, high-profile commercial interests and military facilities are likely targets. Personnel are advised to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour or suspect packages to the authorities.