Monday, November 18, 2013

13-11-19 US Attorney General Holder - exposed criminality of the banks, only "tip of the iceberg"... Really???

What is one to do with such statements by Attorney General Eric Holder? Laugh? Cry? Burst into standing ovation?
Banksters rule!

Eric Holder - Banksters' Envoy at the US DOJ.

U.S. Investigates Currency Trades by Major Banks

Attorney General Eric Holder said what had been uncovered could be “the tip of the iceberg.”Matt Rourke/Associated PressAttorney General Eric Holder said what had been uncovered could be “the tip of the iceberg.”
Updated, 6:56 p.m. | 
From their desks at some of the world’s biggest banks, traders exchanged a series of instant messages that earned them the nickname “the cartel.”
Much like companies that rigged the price of vitamins and animal feed, the traders were competitors that hatched alliances for their own profits, federal investigators suspect.
If those suspicions are correct, the group of traders shared a mission to alter the price of foreign currencies, the largest and yet least regulated market in the financial world. And ultimately, they flooded the market with trades that potentially raised the cost of currency for clients but aided the banks’ own investments.

13-11-18 BITCOIN!

From Wikipedia (the propaganda organ) - recent skirmishes of Bitcoin with the US gov.   
I see in the tea-leaves Bitcoin used in wide parts of the world, and any association with it, holding it, trading in it criminalized in other parts and heavily persecuted.
Guess which nations would be under which parts?

On 15 May 2013, the US authorities seized accounts associated with Mt. Gox after discovering that it had not registered as a money transmitter with FinCEN in the US.[32][33]
On 23 June 2013, it was reported that the US Drug Enforcement Administration listed 11.02 bitcoins as a seized asset in a United States Department of Justice seizure notice pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 881.[34] It is the first time a government agency has claimed to have seized bitcoin.[35][36]
In July 2013 a project begun in Kenya linking Bitcoin with M-Pesa, a popular mobile payments system, in an experiment designed to spur innovative payments in Africa.[37] During the same month the Foreign Exchange Administration and Policy Department in Thailand stated that Bitcoin lacks any legal framework and would therefore be illegal, which effectively banned trading on Bitcoin exchanges in the country.[38][39] According to Vitalik Buterin, a writer for Bitcoin Magazine, "Bitcoin's fate in Thailand may give the electronic currency more credibility in some circles." But he was concerned it didn't bode well for Bitcoin in China.[40]
In August Federal Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas of the Fifth Circuit ruled that bitcoins are "a currency or a form of money" (specifically securities as defined by Federal Securities Laws), and as such were subject to the court's jurisdiction,[41][42] and Germany's Finance Ministry subsumed Bitcoins under the term "unit of account"—a financial instrument—though not as e-money or a functional currency, a classification nonetheless having legal and tax implications.[43]
In October 2013 the FBI seized roughly 26,000 BTC from website Silk Road during the arrest of owner William Ulbricht.[44][45][46]
Two companies, Robocoin and Bitcoiniacs launched the world's first Bitcoin ATM on October 29 in VancouverBCCanada, allowing clients to sell or purchase Bitcoin currency at a downtown coffee shop.[47][48][49]

Prices and value history[edit]

This section was taken and translated from  Based on  Until 2013 almost all market with bitcoins were in US $.[50][51]
Bitcoin value history (comparision to $)
Dateprice for 1 BTCNotes
Jan 2009 – Jan 2010basically noneno exchanges or market, users were mainly cryptography fans, who sending bitcoins for low or no value
Feb 2010 – May 2010less than $0,01user „laszlo“ did first transaction – bought 2 pizzas for 10.000 BTC.[53][54] User „SmokeTooMuch“ auctioned 10,000 BTC for $50 (cumulatively). No buyer was found[55][56]
June 2010$0.08in 5 days price growth 10 times from $0.008 to $0.08 for 1 bitcoin
Feb 2011 – April 2011$1Bitcoin takes parity with US dollar [57]
July 8th 2011$31top of first "bubble", this first time of price drop
Dec 2011$2minimum after few months
Dec 2012$13slowly rising for a year
April 11th 2013$266top of price rally, where month ago price raise o 5–10% daily. After the top price would slowly go to US$50. After that it grows again.
May 2013$130basically stable, again slowly rising.
June 2013$100on June slowly dropping to $70, on July rising to $110
Nov 2013$350 - $600from October $150-$200 in November exponentially rising to $400, then $600

1-11-19 13-11-19 "Dark Web" Exposes $75,000 Bitcoin-Based Bounty For Bernanke's Assassination

Interesting!  From all possible targets, Bernanke is the one the garners the attention! jz

"Dark Web" Exposes $75,000 Bitcoin-Based Bounty For Bernanke's Assassination

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As Silk Road emerged from the "dark-web", other sites have appeared offering services that are frowned upon by most. As Forbes reports, perhaps the most-disturbing is "The Assassination Market" run by a pseudnymous Kuwabatake Sanjuro. The site, remarkably, a crowdfunding service that lets anyone anonymously contribute bitcoins towards a bounty on the head of any government official–a kind of Kickstarter for political assassinations. As Forbes reports, NSA Director Alexander and President Obama have a BTC40 bounty (~$24,000) butthe highest bounty - perhaps not entirely surprising - is BTC 124.14 (~$75,000) for none other than Ben Bernanke. Sanjuro's raison d'etre is chilling, "as a few politicians gets offed and they realize they’ve lost the war on privacy, the killings can stop and we can transition to a phase of peace, privacy and laissez-faire."

13-11-18 Hello world!

11/19 @ 2:16 : Israel, IL
11/19 @ 12:59 : Syrian Arab Republic, SY
11/19 @ 12:47 : White Plains, New York, US
11/19 @ 12:11 : Falls Church, Virginia, US
11/18 @ 10:56 : Mountain View, California, US
11/18 @ 10:45 : Westerville, Ohio, US
11/18 @ 10:31 : Mountain View, California, US
11/18 @ 9:22 : Washington, District of Columbia, US
11/18 @ 9:01 : New York, New York, US
11/18 @ 8:58 : Athens, GR

13-11-18 BITCOIN!

It is here to stay, for a simple reason: Interest by drug money... and therefore, it is a major competitor for the US dollar, where US banks and CIA hold a majority stake in the lucrative market...
Putting my money where my mouth is, I am going to make a small purchase, report on my experiences.
The Guardian home

Bitcoin hits $700 high as Senate stages hearing on virtual currency

US officials discuss 'potential to promote more efficient global commerce' but acknowledge 'challenges to law enforcement'
Bitcoin.Bitcoin is under scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Treasury as well as the legal authorities. Photograph: Jens Kalaene/DPA/Corbis
Bitcoin hit new highs on Monday, as the Senate held its first hearing on the controversial virtual currency.
The currency topped $700 on the MT Gox exchange, where it is traded, as the Senate discussion began. In April the currency hit a high of $266. Two years ago, Bitcoin was valued at $20.
Before the meeting Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, gave his cautious blessing to the currency. In a letter to the Senate homeland security and government affairs committee, Bernanke said such currencies “may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system”.
But the Fed chair also warned that he had little power to regulate online currencies.
“Although the Federal Reserve generally monitors developments in virtual currencies and other payments system innovations, it does not necessarily have authority to directly supervise or regulate these innovations or the entities that provide them to the market,” he said.
The hearing before the Senate committee was entitled Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats and Promises of Virtual Currencies. Silk Road was an online black market known as “Amazon for drugs” that used Bitcoin for transactions and was closed by the FBI in October. Bitcoins can be traded anonymously and trades are difficult to track.
Law enforcement officials and others testified about the dangers of the currency at the hearing but did not announce any new initiatives and stopped short of calling for new laws. Mythili Raman, the acting assistant attorney general of the Justice Department, said virtual currencies “offer legitimate financial services and have the potential to promote more efficient global commerce”.
"We have also seen, however, that certain aspects of virtual currencies appeal to criminals and present a host of new challenges to law enforcement," she said. Raman said that their anonymous nature and the impossibility of reversing transactions made virtual currencies highly attractive to criminals while making it difficult for law enforcement to “follow the money”.
Raman said there were clearly legitimate uses for virtual currencies but they needed careful vigilance. “Our experience in the last few years has shown there is good reason for that vigilance,” she said.
Ernie Allen, the president and chief executive of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, told the hearing of his concerns about the anonymous nature of Bitcoin.
“For the past year I have consulted with law enforcement and financial experts worldwide. While much of the evidence is still anecdotal, there is consensus that commercial child pornography, sexual exploitation, sex trafficking and other crimininal enterprises are increasingly moving to a new unregulated, unbanked digital economy,” said Allen.
Jerry Brito, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, said the Bitcoin technology was not unlike other emerging technologies, like 3D printing, which could be used for good, like cheaply make prostheses, or bad, like undetectable firearms. “The challenge for policymakers is to address the risks posed by emerging technologies while doing no harm to the innovative potential of that technology,” he said.
Patrick Murck, general counsel for the lobby group Bitcoin Foundation, argued that the currency does not “pose a unique or unsolvable challenge to law enforcement or existing regulatory structures”. He said Bitcoin innovation would move overseas if it was too
"Bitcoin can facilitate private and anonymous transactions, which are resistant to oversight and control," Murck said. "This by no means implies that using Bitcoin can or should provide anyone immunity from the law.
“Though it has sometimes been portrayed as such in careless media stories, Bitcoin is not a magic cloaking device that allows criminal actors free reign. It does offer enhanced privacy protections, however, which is the just desert of hundreds of millions of law-abiding Americans and billions of law-abiding people worldwide.” 

Can you explain Bitcoin to a senator – in 15 seconds or less?

13-11-18 ISRAEL-IRAN: "Blue Flag" international military drill launched in Uvdah airbase yesterday

A sidebar short note in Yisrael Hayom daily, and some small news items in a few other online outlets, which all appear to repeat an un-sourced release by the IDF, explain:
* The drill started yesterday;
* It is one of the largest international air forces drills in the world:
* First time ever conducted in Israel;
* Centered in Uvdah airbase in the southern desert;
* Will last about 2 weeks;
* Participants include, but are not limited to: Israel, US. Italy, Greece.
* They have all been preparing for it for over a week.
* All participants will speak only English.

Drill of this nature, particularly under circumstances such as the current, are a proven way to escalate tensions, and at times - the way to affect the opening of a war. 

===Israel HaYom===





  ט"ו בכסלו תשע"ד, 18/11/13

תרגיל צבאי בינלאומי מתקיים בבסיס עובדה

תרגיל ה-Blue Flag ("הדגל הכחול"), אחד התרגילים הבינלאומיים ברמה הגבוהה ביותר של חילות האוויר בעולם, יצא אתמול לדרך בבסיס עובדה ויימשך כשבועיים.
בתרגיל, המתקיים לראשונה בישראל, משתתפים בין השאר חילות האוויר של ישראל, ארה"ב, איטליה ויוון.

לקראת ה-Blue Flag: טייסות החיל מתאמנות פורסם בתאריך 05.11.2013
השבוע ישתתפו הטייסות הישראליות בסדנת הכנה לקראת אימון ה-Blue Flag (דגל כחול), שיתקיים החודש בבסיס עובדה. במהלך ארבעת הימים הקרובים הם ימריאו, יתמרנו ויתרגלו באנגלית בלבד, כדי להגיע מוכנים ככל האפשר לתרגיל הבינלאומי רחב ההיקף שיצא לדרך בשבועות הקרובים
כתבי אתר חיל-האוויר
בעוד שבועות ספורים יצא לדרך תרגיל ה- Blue Flag בבסיס עובדה הדרומי, אליו יגיעו חילות-אוויר נוספים מרחבי תבל. רגע לפני יריית הפתיחה, יוצאות הטייסות הישראליות המשתתפות לסדנת הכנה בה הם ימריאו, יתמרנו ויתרגלו במשך ארבעה ימים מלאים, כדי להגיע מוכנים ככל האפשר לתרגיל הבינלאומי המתקרב.
בתרגיל ישתתפו טייסות "חוד החנית" ו"אבירי הזנב הכפול" מבסיס תל-נוף, טייסות "אבירי הצפון" ו"הסילון הראשונה" מבסיס רמת-דוד טייסת "אבירי הזנב הכתום" מבסיס חצרים וטייסות "האחת" ו"העטלף" מבסיס רמון. טייסת "הדרקון המעופף" שתארח את התרגיל הבינלאומי בבסיס האם שלה גם תדמה בו את הכוחות האדומים - כוחות האויב. בניגוד לתרגיל, בסדנת ההכנה תתאמן כל טייסת בבסיסה ולא תפרוס דרומה לבסיס עובדה.
"אימון מתקדם ברמה גבוהה מאוד"בנוסף למתארים שיתורגלו בסדנה, יתאמנו צוותי-האוויר הישראלים גם על טיסה שמנוהלת בשפה האנגלית בלבד, כפי שידרשו בתרגיל הבינלאומי. "ה-Blue Flag הוא אימון מתקדם ברמה גבוהה מאוד ואנחנו צריכים לטוס אותו באנגלית, שזה משהו שאנחנו לא רגילים אליו", הסביר סגן עמרי האחראי על סדנת ההכנה מטייסת "אבירי הזנב הכתום". "סדנת ההכנה הזאת מתקיימת כדי שנהיה ברמה הכי גבוהה שאפשר בתרגיל עצמו".
ה-Blue Flag הוא תרגיל בינלאומי שנערך בפעם הראשונה במדינת ישראל. במשך שבועיים אינטנסיביים יחלקו את שמי הדרום מטוסי קרב ישראליים, אמריקאים, איטלקיים ויווניים בתרגיל רחב היקף. בנוסף לאלה, יצטרפו לתרגיל משקיפים ממדינות נוספות שיבחנו השתתפות עתידית בתרגילים בשנים הבאות. בתחילת השנה נעשו הכנות לאימון הגדול כדוגמת סדנת "דגל כחול" בה השתתפו טייסות החיל ודימו ביחד אימון רחב היקף.

13-11-18 Hello world!

11/18 @ 4:16 : Israel, IL
11/18 @ 3:34 : Egypt, EG
11/18 @ 2:43 : Tel Aviv, IL
11/18 @ 2:29 : Sialkot, PK
11/18 @ 10:52 : Dallas, Texas, US
11/18 @ 10:28 : Bucharest, RO
11/18 @ 10:21 : Potomac, Maryland, US
11/18 @ 10:17 : Foresthill, California, US
11/18 @ 8:50 : Nicosia, CY
11/18 @ 7:48 : Hyderabad, IN

13-11-18 ISRAEL: Palestinian Al-Keada Terrorist surfaces in Israeli black hole prison after extraordinary rendition

The Human Rights Alert (NGO) report to the UN Human Rights Council stated that based on data analysis alone, it was likely that Israel operated field courts and black hole prisons.
Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (NGO)
Occupy Tel Aviv
* The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations was incorporated into the 2010 Periodic Review Report regarding Human Rights in the United States, with the note: "corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California". 
* The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations was incorporated into the 2013 Periodic Review Report regarding Human Rights in Israel, with the note: "lack of integrity of the electronic records of the Supreme Court, the district courts and the detainees courts in Israel."

Revealed: Al-Qaida terrorist held in Israel for three years

11/17/2013 20:39
Samer Abed a-Latif al-Barak, who is known to be of Palestinian origin, reportedly biological weapons expert.
Samer Abed a-Latif al-Barak Photo: Screenshot Channel 10
An al-Qaida terrorist with roots in global jihad has been held for the past three years under administrative detention, it emerged on Sunday.

The terrorist, named as Samer Abed a-Latif al-Barak and of Palestinian origin, has been held in Israel since 2010. The defense establishment is requesting a six month extension of his detention, which will expire in the  coming days, READ MORE: