US Homeland Security committee to explore bitcoin's potential

TIME: The Senate Homeland Security Committee, officials tell TIME, plans on holding hearings on Bitcoin within the month.

TIME: The Senate Homeland Security Committee, officials tell TIME, plans on holding hearings on Bitcoin within the month. submitted by DTanner to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

The Senate Homeland Security Committee wants to regulate Bitcoin.

The Senate Homeland Security Committee wants to regulate Bitcoin. submitted by emilyAP to Libertarian [link] [comments]

Bitcoin makes a pitch for 'safe and sane' regulation: Patrick Murck, general counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation, will appear before the Senate Homeland Security Committee for the first congressional hearing on virtual currency.

Bitcoin makes a pitch for 'safe and sane' regulation: Patrick Murck, general counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation, will appear before the Senate Homeland Security Committee for the first congressional hearing on virtual currency. submitted by Orangutan to conspiracy [link] [comments]

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will be having hearings on Bitcoin Monday

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Bitcoin makes a pitch for 'safe and sane' regulation: Patrick Murck, general counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation, will appear before the Senate Homeland Security Committee for the first congressional hearing on virtual currency.

Bitcoin makes a pitch for 'safe and sane' regulation: Patrick Murck, general counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation, will appear before the Senate Homeland Security Committee for the first congressional hearing on virtual currency. submitted by Orangutan to occupywallstreet [link] [comments]

Bitcoin makes a pitch for 'safe and sane' regulation: Patrick Murck, general counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation, will appear before the Senate Homeland Security Committee for the first congressional hearing on virtual currency.

Bitcoin makes a pitch for 'safe and sane' regulation: Patrick Murck, general counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation, will appear before the Senate Homeland Security Committee for the first congressional hearing on virtual currency. submitted by Orangutan to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

/r/worldnews [removed] TIME: The Senate Homeland Security Committee, officials tell TIME, plans on holding hearings on Bitcoin within the month. [Xpost from /r/bitcoin]

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You Can't Make Bitcoin and Congress Mix (a prelude to the Nov. 18 2013 Senate hearing on bitcoin at the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs)

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Jerry Brito Testifies Before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the Impact of Regulation on Bitcoin [VIDEO]

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Bitcoin makes a pitch for 'safe and sane' regulation: Patrick Murck, general counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation, will appear before the Senate Homeland Security Committee for the first congressional hearing on virtual currency. [auto-x-post - OP was Orangutan]

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Jim Harper, Bitcoin Foundation's Global Policy Counsel, will be giving an AMA on Tuesday, October 14 - 11:00 am EST

Edit: Jim's AMA is now live.
I've been informed by lifeboatz that it's most likely 11:00 am EDT, not EST. One hour difference.
In case you didn't see the blurb I wrote in last week's daily thread, Kevin Beardsley, Director of Membership at the Bitcoin Foundation, kbeardsley, has been in touch with moderators to arrange a series of AMAs over the next few weeks. Jim Harper will be first up tomorrow. Jim just submitted the Bitcoin Foundation's Bitlicense comments, and is a leading source for all cryptocurrency policy.
Jim Harper's bio from BitcoinFoundation.org
Jim Harper is the Bitcoin Foundation’s Global Policy Counsel. From 2004 to 2014, Harper was director of information policy studies at the Cato Institute, where he remains a senior fellow. A former counsel to committees in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate, he went on to represent companies such as PayPal, ICO-Teledesic, DigitalGlobe, and Verisign on Capitol Hill. He was a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, and he co-edited the book Terrorizing Ourselves: How U.S. Counterterrorism Policy is Failing and How to Fix It. Harper has written several amicus briefs in Fourth Amendment cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and he wrote the book, Identity Crisis: How Identification Is Overused and Misunderstood. Harper holds a J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law.
Jim's Twitter handle: @jim_harper
Also on the docket are Mark Woods, Kevin Beardsley, Gavin Andresen, Jon Matonis and hopefully more. Scheduling is still underway, but we'll try to get word out a few days in advance. If you have any additional requests, let them be known. In the meantime, it wouldn't hurt to familiarize yourselves with these individuals if you aren't already, and prepare some solid questions pertaining to the bitcoin ecosystem for our upcoming guests.
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Transcript of George Webb Video Series Part 294 "Hillary's Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen" [@Georgwebb / #HRCRatline]

  • Day 152.4. Rothschild Weather Machine? No, But OPIR? - YouTube
    • Its day 152 this is part 4 you probably can't see it
    • But it's actually snowing here on the first day of spring here in Washington DC
    • Of course last night some people say Tucker was making fun of me, we don't know
    • But they were talking about the Rothschild you can see maybe the snowflakes bouncing off my hand here, that the Rothschilds have weather machine here in DC
    • Anyway this supposedly this City Councilman--I don't know if you could see that or not--the City Councilman was saying somehow the Rothschilds were controlling the weather
    • And I don't know if it was a spoof on me or not
    • But I will say this we did point out that there was a Suzanne Rothschild in Aurora Colorado that was involved with a company for overhead persistent inter infrared radar, which is very helpful if you have a seismic event
    • You can see the escaping gases, and it helps you find out where there's gas and oil
    • Rothchilds being involved in oil
    • But if you haven't seen the segment Tucker says that's my city councilman--
    • And he calls this Mark Stein guy who occasionally comments
    • And I don't know if it sees English or Australian or whatever
    • But he goes oh yes taka taka of course that's when they were short on cash in 29 they bought the weather machine teka it's really a Jewish conspiracy
    • It's gefelte fish they're cornering the market
    • Anyway it was one of those moments where you go back for the rest of your life you'll go back thousands and thousands of times you'll watch that segment between Tucker and Mark Steyn, which brings us back to us which is we just put out the facts
    • Hey Suzanne Rothschilds involved in a satellite company in Aurora Colorado overhead persistent internet infrared radar which sees through clouds like we have today
    • I'm not saying there's a Rothschild weather machine
    • But I am saying there is a Suzanne Rothschild involved in overhead persistent infrared radar in Aurora Colorado
  • Day 152.5. Rothschild Weather Machines Aren’t Cheap - YouTube
    • It's day 152 this is part five I think you can
    • Now, see that the rothschild weather machine is working
    • As investors we're very happy.
    • This has worked out well for us
    • It's it's a culmination of a long dream
    • And this doesn't happen just by itself you have to have dedicated professionals
    • People who really come to work every day with one intent in mind
    • And that is to make it snow on the first day of spring
    • {{ 911: so funny George }}
  • Day 153.1 Q Posts MZ and RT - Is That MBZ and RT? - YouTube
    • Ok it's Day 153
    • And I just saw this post from Q I don't usually talk about Q very often
    • But I saw this MZ and RT
    • And I immediately thought of MBZ Mercedes Benz who's the weapons minister for UAE and Rex Tillerson
    • And leaving the phones at the door usually means you're going into a SCIF
    • And there's a lots of people eight people
    • Usually political people being normally the Intelligence Committee--the gang of eight
    • Or four or five people usually
    • Dianne Feinstein would be on one side from the Senate, Schumer
    • From the house side you'd have Schiff and you'd also have Devin Nunes, that sort of thing
    • Former Intel director could be like a Rogers from NSA or one of the other ones like NGA or NRO or it could be Clapper
    • But for me IDEN has always been a mixture of radio like push-to-talk type radio and then phone
    • And for those not familiar with it, I can I can talk about that later
    • But here is just ID
    • And here's some of the items owns that it's kind of both a phone and a radio
    • What you can do is trunk the radio traffic, so I can talk from here in Washington DC somebody in Pakistan on the on the Kashmir border
    • And most of the traffic goes through a line all the way around the world
    • And then the radio frequency is only done by a repeater here at the very end to my little network of drug traffickers or Saipov truckers to drive in Uranium around
    • So here's here's just the feature called moto talk it's a part of Motorola Iden
    • And there's lots of different satellite networks to choose from
    • But this one here's international satellite services--it's almost Isis--or right out they don't even hide it
    • And if you're running this stuff from Mike the Navy Yard--
    • This was interesting because I always look to the Navy in these situations
    • Anyway Richard Spencer is the current Secretary of the Navy, right here. Born in Wyoming
    • But I looked at this previous guy, who was kind of like a old Clinton
    • He was a governor of Mississippi
    • But then he became started running Navy during Barack Obama's time
    • And I think Mabus here is going to become more a part of our story in terms of running this communications network that we're talking about
    • He was on it was on his watch where we had the shooting in 2013 at the Navy Yard
    • So we'll just put Mabus in the background here
  • Day 153.2 Drug For Weapons UAE Hates Above Board Trump - YouTube
    • It's Day 153 this is part two
    • And as I explained in my last video this MBZ guy is the kind of weapons minister for UAE
    • He's been selling containerized weapon systems through the port of Canaveral in Florida
    • This is the [[Project Pelican]]
    • So I have a container I have a guy here with a containerized weapons business out of the port of canaveral we know that
    • So where does he do his deals?
    • Well he doesn't in Las Vegas
    • Here's his ambassador right here doing Dumbo drops of girls doing drugs for weapons deals in Las Vegas at the hotel on the 37th floor of the Four Seasons
    • So I just see that as drugs for weapon structure weapons drugs for weapons
    • And then I look at it again, and I say drugs for weapons
    • So how does it get from China Lake how do the weapons
    • And drugs move around I would use an algorithm a secure crypt cryptographic algorithm to do that
    • I would use the Tao tailored access unit inside of our NSA to do those communications
    • I would have like a Mike Rogers or somebody help manage to that communications
    • And I would use the China Lake
    • And over here I would use this missile right here or something like that accoutrements of this missile
    • There's all kinds of things that they in weapons testing that they have
    • Energetics forms test platforms test apparatus there's all kinds of things going back
    • And forth between NAVAIR where this stuff is tested
    • And the firing ranges...so you can have constant traffic
    • And just in dealing with the folks at NAVSEA at NAVAIR
    • I can just tell you this is where the it's always where the darkest weapons are is where the drugs are
    • I don't know why that is
    • But it just is Dow And DuPont Dow DuPont Dow and DuPont
    • And again, how does Martin Rashad Amad Moore Butler whoever else get to run this thing with no experience--
    • I'm not saying he's involved in the drugs for weapons drugs for weapons drugs for weapons
    • But I am saying: how does a guy like that has no military experience, end up running this a huge program for NAVAIR?
    • There's going to be a similar person NAVSEA
    • So again, here's a person Trump is at the White House today talking about an eight hundred billion dollar deal today with Saudi Arabia for weapons
    • And saying we're not going to do Isis weapons anymore
    • That's directly goring this guy's ox--MBZ's ox is getting gored
    • If you were Nancy Pelosi or if you were Feinstein, wouldn't you call MBZ up and say, "hey let's get over there to the White House and talk to our people, get Trump to reconsider, and cut us back into this business"
    • If Trump closes down the golf teen or business and the Gulftainer report: there goes all a Club K business
    • He closes this down and he closes down that secured algorithm for our communications for Navy, and we're totally cut out of the business
    • So again, I go with Braverman saying "follow the money"
    • Don't follow people who
    • Q to me is somebody who runs the ball toward the goal line when he gets about of the 20-yard line he runs into the hotdog stand
    • He's what they call a white rabbit in the Intelligence business
    • I'm not saying it's Steve Pieczenik, I didn't I never said it was Steve Pieczenik
    • But I'm just saying that's Steve Pieczenik's MO as well, is run to the 20-yard line., all the fans are cheering, and then you run out of the stadium and you go get a hot dog
    • And you keep doing that over and over to divert people away from the truth here, which is:
    • MBZ was shipping weapons to Isis for our Secretary of the Navy--The guy I just talked to that Mohar guy--and Hillary
    • That's just the bottom line that's the honest truth
    • And everything that you've collected in terms of data tells you that
    • But for some reason people want to follow Q, and think it's Mark Zuckerberg
    • And when they drop the price of Facebook, they're just gonna sell short and buy it when it gets to the bottom
    • This is where the action is the king of Saudi or the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia was in Oval Office today, talking about above the board's weapons business
    • Below the board's weapons business guys don't like that. Period
  • Day 153.3 Follow The S, Not the Q or the Z - YouTube
    • It's day 153 this is part three
    • And this morning's post I had the temerity to say MZ is not Mark Zuckerberg it's actually MBZ the key weapons buyer for UAE
    • And remember UAE is a funnel for all sorts of rogue nations, all over the world to buy weapons and as well as nuclear materials
    • So Pakistan and UAE really kind of one side of each is a different side of the same coin as far as nuclear materials from Pakistan, weapons from UAE
    • Encouraging states all over Africa, and the Middle East, Central Asia, to raise opium to pay for these weapons war trafficked in women
    • And sometimes even children to pay for that
    • And unfortunately now, more recently, unused organs that are no longer needed by prisoners
    • So this whole DynCorp kind of bouches down in the depths of bouches
    • Here's Rex Tillerson meeting with MBZ not that long ago in November 2016 right before Donald Trump takes office
    • A lot of folks think that at this conference here in Abu Dhabi that Tillerson had been the Shadow Secretary of State the last four years
    • So while Rex Tillerson was nominally the Secretary of State, we won't know until we actually see the Blackberries, see all the messages
    • But I really was encouraged when I saw this thing that Jason did with Dr. Corsi and Charles Ortel
    • Charles Ortel is an expert in this area
    • He knows this Saudi royal family he knows Trump is playing it above board with the Saudi royal family
    • Jason's done some excellent work on this Vegas stuff--that the whole place where all these deals are happening
    • All this drugs for weapons deals are happening
    • So it's it's, and Dr. Corsi has done a lot of great investigative work
    • And what I love about Dr. Corsi
    • He just comes in and just does a comprehensive a-to-z
    • I remember this when we were doing that the DNC--hack versus leak thing when I was sitting in the exact same chair that Charles is sitting in there in Dr.Corsi's library
    • And it's just so much less than I have to prove, when he comes in like this with this book that he has, "killing the deep state"
    • It's just such a beautiful it's like all that I don't have to worry about
    • Now, I can go to the edge, and thank you Dr. Corsi for such a beautiful thing
    • You haven't seen this thing it's two hours long
    • And it's good all the way at 57 minutes Charles mentions his knowledge of the royal family at about a minute 13 Charles she's me Dr. Corsi starts talking about some of the propaganda techniques
    • And the history and background of Muller
    • Now, he did duck this question about SES from Jason
    • Jason asked a very good question, he was kind of following up from Field McConnel
    • And what I've always said here is
    • And just an excellent interview question by Jason
    • There's this core, there's this DoD core that's been put in place to George Bush put that core in place at SES, which I call the SS?
    • Did George Bush push the SS inside the SES?
    • Create the SES for that exact reason, to kind of take over government with a DOD anointed core, rather than having general government servants come up through the ranks?
    • Well I think he did
    • And I think it's been that way since the very inception
    • And especially a DOJ, DoD, and DHS
    • So I want to keep concentrating there
    • So what's great about this interview...is now, I can go straight at that core
    • And so much of this stuff doesn't need to be proven
    • So get this book I recommend this book that's "killing the deep state" book by Dr. Corsi
    • Remember Q isn't talking to outsiders
    • He's talking to insiders he's talking to insiders that have seen messages going back and forth between Tillerson and somebody named MZ
    • Everyone is trying to get people to think MZ a Zuckerberg
    • MZ is MBZ you're the
    • What Q is trying to do is influence people who are insiders not outsiders
    • They're trying to get people who have seen the Intelligence
    • But haven't quite put all the Intelligence together on the inside, who've seen the messages that MZ is Zuckerberg not MBZ
  • Day 153.4 Trump Choosing MBS Over MBZ, More ShareBlue Projection - YouTube
    • It's day 153 this is part 4
    • And I'm going to make this experience clear as I possibly can
    • It's a decision between MBS here, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, versus MBZ, one of the Seven Dwarves of the UAE
    • This being the biggest dwarf here MBZ
    • So it's MBS Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
    • Or MBZ Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
    • That's the choice here
    • The choice in the transaction is an aboveboard transaction you're being shown by the president an aboveboard transaction for both weapons systems here and other investments
    • One is a blue board
    • One's a yellow board
    • You're seeing the transaction right in front of your face right in front of your eyes right
    • Versus this meeting which is two days before the election with Rex Tillerson and MBZ
    • A covert cover for what the hell do we do if Trump wins this thing?
    • What do we do with our covert weapons business or our oil for weapons business?
    • And our drug for weapons business?
    • What the hell do we do?
    • Well we'll make you Secretary of State, you can just run underneath
    • Well that worked for about a year maybe a year and a half everything else
    • Mark Zuckerberg being brought in from the shadows...Cambridge Analytica
    • Cambridge Analytica Oh has been they try to make it into a English company
    • And I guess it is in some way
    • But here again, Andrew Thierrault the whole deep-dive crew at Share Blue are all the nuts and bolts of this
    • This is all Obama for America
    • Cambridge Analytica is all Obama for America
    • All deep dive targeting
    • This is what I sold four years ad-targeting profiles...
    • If you're gonna try to accuse Trump of... if Cambridge Analytica scraped 47 million profiles, you're gonna try to say that's what won Trump the election?
    • It's just yet another attempt at accusing Trump of something that you did!
    • They're just going down every crime committed they committed and accusing Trump of it
    • Cambridge Analytica is Obama's company
    • It's not Trump's company!
    • They probably spent--Dan Scavino probably spent about 300,000 bucks with with Facebook in Cambridge Analytica
    • They probably spent a lot more than that with Facebook directly
    • But Cambridge Analytica is the one that's great the profiles not Trump
  • Day 153.5. Overhead Persistent Infrared Radar - Wishing You Well - YouTube
    • Day 153 this is part five
    • Everyone here at overhead persistent radar, everyone,
    • I speak I think I speak for the OL the whole overhead persistent radar family, when we wish you a Merry Christmas
    • OH first day of spring oh sorry I got it
    • Yeah everyone here at overhead persistent radar imaging wants to wish you a very Merry Spring
    • Now, we do a lot of weapons testing in the China China China Lake area
    • And what happens is gaseous--trapped in our Earth's crust will be released
    • And we have overhead persistent radar
    • We can see that from satellite, even on cloudy days like today
    • We can find help you find the oil that you've been looking for on your land
    • Are you a farmer who's coveted the land of another farmer or are you a BLM representative who wants to retire by taking some farmers land or for some ranchers land
    • We can help you do that as well
    • If you're inside SES we have several partnership programs that are available to easily take whatever land we come up with with our US Geological Survey information or our NOAA survey information
    • We only ask a small percentage here at Rothschild overhead persistent radar we bring you the latest in technological breakthroughs to get YOU the results YOU want as far as taking land and ranches in the West
  • Day 153.6. Is Susan Rothschild On NOAA Staff? - YouTube
    • It's day 153 as we're plowing snow here
    • A lot of people have contacted me very very disappointed that I was kidding about Rothschild weather machinery, weather stock
    • And I know how disappointing that is to many people
    • But if I was in business, let's say I was in business in Aurora, Colorado, for doing let's say overhead persistent OPI our OPI our IRS infrared overhead persistent
    • OPIR radar is all that it's there all the time
    • And it's our number one nation's defense against missile launches
    • And it's run out of Buckley, Colorado
    • The four hundred and sixtieth a winged space war wing runs that right
    • As a matter of fact in that six square miles at Buckley, Aurora, Colorado
    • Or if you're named Suzanne Rothschild and you have a company there for OPIR--both of them work
    • But they run all the reserve training, all reserve training for OPIR which is kind of neat
    • So here we go, satellite makes a pass, the satellite makes a pass just like the plow just made a pass
    • And that detects heat events all along the swath
    • If you have a constellation of those, you have a constellation of those plowing the sky, you're going to get a map
    • A heat map of the entire world, especially in the western United States of any heat events
    • And this is very precise radar
    • We're talking about a telescope the size of a bus, with the precision of the pin of a head from twenty three thousand miles away in the Geo belt
    • So we're not talking about inaccurate systems here
    • That's just from satellite here comes that satellite again
    • We just detected heat events
    • Now, we can do that from planes, helicopters, so if we bring people into Buckley and do training missions, we can detect heat events there
    • If we coordinate that with our testing of explosives heat events like escaping hot gases from our Earth's crust, let's just pretend that lawyer below there is his crest
    • Now, we can see the black
    • The black is the gold
    • That's the oil that's the gas where there's oil there's gas trapped
    • we're just gonna take off that top layer with our explosion here it comes again
    • (this is kind of exciting actually)
    • OPIR there you have it
    • So that's how how its works
    • Now, why is Susanne Rothschild there?
    • Well you can also use this in mining oil gas and mining
    • Because once you go down and drill for where the gas heat is coming out, you find oil
    • But you also find minerals it's gonna take a tunnel
    • You may as well dig a tunnel and find it all
    • As a matter of fact you may want to dig a tunnel from here to there for some other reason
    • And just take all the stuff that you find along the way have somebody else pay for the building of the tunnel
    • So you might want to do a big train in from let's say San Francisco to Los Angeles with lots and lots and lots of tunnels
    • I'm not saying that's what's happening, but here it is
    • Just taking that top layer off, so you can see those heat events
    • I'm not saying that the weapons testing in New Mexico at Sandia lab would be exactly the perfect for this type of remote-sensing testing
    • I'm not saying that
    • I'm not saying China China China Lake is the place for that
    • I'm not saying different military bases all over the West would be perfect for doing that sort of testing, in order to take farmers, and ranchers land
    • I'm not saying that at all
    • But I'm saying if you were the wrongheaded type of person, you could do that
    • You could create a hoax weather event here and a hoax weather machine over here, while you're taking land and farms land over there with your sweeps
    • Just think OPIR
  • Day 153.7 More Drill Down on SES - What Border? - YouTube
    • It's day 153 this is part six
    • And somebody asked me if this Yaeger this gentleman here this Yaeger here the director of strategy twenty years in the Navy...working in Homeland Security office in the Inspector General William Yaeger
    • Now, we know John Rafi Inspector General what DHS's is gone
    • So this is a sub department here at training and workforce
    • So this is William Yaeger are they executive service
    • Are they Senior Executive Service or not? And he's not
    • But I did find another one I went and just searched on Yaeger you just go to this plum book he just googled plumb book 2016
    • And then you got a hit down here on Michael J Yeager at Customs and Border Protection
    • So you have to do in this situation is just go dow and look at the resume
    • He's about ten years younger than I am he's about 47 46 maybe
    • He went to law school here at College Park Maryland here at University of Maryland
    • Drilling down a little bit here you find out he's at border pathways government solutions here in Washington DC
    • Now, it was at US Customs and Border Protection
    • But was that on the wall was that on the wall or was that at any of our major ports?
    • No it was actually as a office of Congressional affairs which means you basically meet with Congressmen to try to get immigration money and immigration testing
    • He spent a little bit of time in private while while Hillary was kind of sewing, getting ready for the 2008 campaign
    • But before that again, he was a democratic deputy chief counsel
    • So he's over at kind of the one of the probably this the Cannon office building working at the committee for government and Reform and oversight
    • Again, all the way back to the Clinton administration
    • Again, lawyers hands here at Capitol Hill not spending a lot of time at the border
    • Now, he would have gone from this political job to an appointment at a very young age, here to be in this US Customs and Border Protection
    • And again, he is in the senior executive service
    • This is exactly the thing I'm talking about, where you've kind of got--I don't want to say soft--lily palmed lawyers--in the role that traditionally would be somebody who's had thirty years experience on the border, seen it all, done it all, done a lot of--aerial reconnaissance surveillance, marine reconnaissance, been on a lot of Coast Guard cutters, been on the doing the night-vision stuff on the border, and shot at a couple of times, been in a few fights--gone into the barrios...and had to fish people out that were murderers...
    • That's the kind of guy I want running a Customs and Border Protection
    • Not someone who is kind of gland glad-handing politicians and taking them over to the Capital Grille
    • Not that there isn't a use for that
    • I just don't think the Senior Executive Service is the place for that
  • Day 153.9. Mr Rosenstein, Tear Down This Wall. Of. Paper - YouTube
    • It's Day 153 I think this is part eight
    • The Rothschild weather machine stock is is out of control
    • People are dumping their Bitcoin
    • They're coming along at these pay stations, where firemen with boots
    • They're throwing their Bitcoin in, they're taking out handfulls of Rothschild Weather Machine [Stock]
    • So get it out of it while it lasts--I don't know if it's gonna last much longer
    • But anyway on to other topics--a lot of is being said about this congratulatory phone call that Trump gave to Putin
    • Don't you realize, Mr. Trump, that democracy was in the balance
    • Cambridge Analytica has 50 million Facebook profiles--we had these Russian insurgents all over all of our elections 2014 2015 2016
    • They injected themselves in all these state races
    • They caused panics
    • They caused a chemical plume attack in Louisiana
    • A race riot murder in in Atlanta
    • They caused a Ebola scare
    • I mean democracy hung in the balance
    • We were on the precipice
    • Don't you realize Mr. president get a grip Mr. president
    • Don't you realize we shouldn't be congratulating Putin
    • He almost destroyed our country!
    • Well if that's the case, then Mr. Rosenstein
    • Mr. Mueller
    • Mr. McCabe
    • Mr. Comey
    • Publish publish publish the modus operandi published a modus operandi of these terrible operatives this Krylova and this Bogacheva
    • Let not another day go forth where Krylova's little cryogenic little machinations in America go on unshown, show light, cast a great light upon that evil
    • Cast great light upon Bogacheva's manipulations--her boggedness her boggedness Miss Bogacheva's Boggedness
    • Another day must not go by
    • Publish her expense reports
    • Just publish one document, published Bogacheva and Krylova's expense report--
    • [It] Says every city they went to
    • Says everything they did
    • Why don't you actually show the detailed indictment of what they actually did in each State, for each election where they visited--all their different hotel itineraries that you want they went to
    • Publish that for the American people, so our democracy doesn't come under asunder
    • Doesn't come under this kind of assault again
    • We must fight for our democracy Mr. Rosenstein, we must fight for it mister I almost said Rothschild {{ LAUGH }}
    • Mr. Mueller, Mr. McCabe, Mr. Comey {{ LAUGH }}
    • Now's the time: publish the expense reports, strike down--take a strike a blow at this this {{ LAUGH }} Russian interference
  • Say 153.10 Jared Kushner. - YouTube
    • This is Day 153 I guess part 10
    • Welcome to the Rothschild weather machine, I guess
    • Iggy Azalea told me not to make this video
    • So Jared Kushner
    • I look at him as a person who's putting all of his personal wealth on the line for Israel
    • I know Americans don't see it this way
    • I know Americans say "Oh Israel is somehow controlling or whatever"
    • But if you're from Israel, I think you see it very differently
    • You see seven nations, totally surrounding you, saying that they're going to kill you
    • And I see a person in New York, who could say, "oh that's not my problem: I'm rich. I've got millions of dollars"
    • But he decided, no that's that's not going to be somebody else's problem
    • That's going to be my problem
    • And if Mueller wants to entrap Jared for being a brave person, representing one of the countries he has a strong affinity for, then that's the way it's going to be
    • But I don't I just think that's a very poor angle of attack for the Mueller offensive team
    • {{ 911: No it's great, because now we can paint Mueller as an antiSemite, and if Antifa supports antisemites, then we can definitively say the Left are Nazis and we can then have a right wing revenge motive to stand up to them FINALLY. I know that's political. And Shitty. But we're in the midst of 'worldview warfare'. But you're 100% right about Israel. People (civilians) are generally good all over the world, and it's psychopathic leaders that embroil them in conflict with each other thru psychological abuse and abuse networks of power--that ends now. }}
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The Department of Justice testimony in Congress was deceptive and misleading because Bitcoin did not exist in 2006. We need to continue to apply pressure ! Call your Senator !

See bellow the Virtual Currency written testimony of the Department of Justice. Source: https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/download/blanco-testimony (PDF)
 
They are using as reference the Liberty Reserve case when at the time Bitcoin did not exist. For the list of senators: http://www.abolishthebitlicense.com/advocacy.php
 
Virtual currencies. Virtual currencies offer yet another alternative to cash. Criminals seek to use virtual currencies to conduct illicit transactions because they offer potential anonymity, since virtual currency transactions are not necessarily tied to a real world identity and enable criminals to quickly move criminal proceeds among countries. Some of those countries, unlike the United States, do not currently regulate virtual currencies and therefore have limited oversight and few AML controls. For example, in its 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) concluded that China-based firms manufacturing goods used in trade-based money laundering schemes often prefer to accept payment in bitcoin, the most widely used virtual currency, because bitcoin can be used to anonymously transfer value overseas, thereby circumventing China’s capital controls. Moreover, transnational criminal organizations are able to convert cash drug proceeds to virtual currencies through both licensed and unlicensed exchangers, and then transfer the virtual currencies to China to purchase Chinese goods.
 
Some internet sites using virtual currencies are promoted specifically for criminal use. For example, until the government shut it down in 2013, Liberty Reserve, which billed itself as the internet’s largest payment processor and money transfer system and allowed users around the world to send and receive payments using digital currencies, was used by online criminals to launder the proceeds of Ponzi schemes, credit card trafficking, stolen identity information, and computer hacking schemes. Liberty Reserve’s founder, Arthur Budovsky, built and operated Liberty Reserve expressly to facilitate large-scale money laundering for criminals around the globe by providing them near-anonymity and untraceable financial transactions. In 2016, Budovsky pleaded guilty to money laundering charges and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
   
The Departement of Homeland Security is even better because they use Irrelevant facts to scare the Judiciary committee. None of those two are using Bitcoin to launder anything. These two cases are about drugs and not money laundering. They are not using Charlie Shrem case. Source:https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/11/28/written-testimony-ice-senate-committee-judiciary-hearing-titled-s1241-modernizing
 
Virtual Currency
 
Many of the traditional transnational crimes that HSI investigates have begun to migrate to become “cyber-enabled,” with significant parts of the crime committed over the internet, including both the “indexed” internet and the “unindexed” dark web. Transnational crimes that HSI investigates, including child exploitation, drug smuggling, intellectual property rights violations, illegal export of firearms, and money laundering now all have cyber-enabled elements to them. This transition has paralleled the growth of e-commerce, generally, and poses challenges for law enforcement, in particular HSI and CBP.
   
In addition to the traditional complexities posed by conducting cyber investigations, many of the illicit activities conducted in cyber-enabled crimes are paid for with virtual currency, including both centralized and decentralized convertible virtual currencies. The latter are sometimes referred to as cryptocurrencies. Virtual currencies are not issued or backed by any sovereign nation, and are distinguished from fiat currency or “real currency,” which is the coin and paper money of a country that is issued and guaranteed by the country; designated as its legal tender; and circulates and is customarily used and accepted as a medium of exchange in the issuing country. HSI agents are increasingly encountering virtual currency, including more recent, anonymity enhancing cryptocurrencies (AECs), in the course of their investigations. AECs are designed to better obfuscate transaction information and are increasingly preferred by TCOs. Some illicit virtual currency exchangers have also begun to cater to TCO actors, including through the use of “mixers” or “tumblers” that anonymize virtual currency addresses and transactions by weaving together inflows and outflows from different users, further increasing the challenge to law enforcement’s ability to tie virtual currency transactions to real world individuals.
   
In November 2016, HSI special agents investigated and seized $1.2 million in cash from Utah resident Aaron Shamo, who led a Xanax and fentanyl pill production organization. Shamo sold his illicit products via the dark web, and an investigation led to the identification of his virtual currency wallet address. Through the use of Blockchain analysis tools, agents were able to identify Shamo’s Bitcoin transactions and seize bitcoins valued at approximately $2.5 million in U.S. dollars. Shamo was indicted in December 2016 and the subject of a supersceding indictment in May 2017.
   
In another HSI opioid smuggling investigation, Pennsylvania resident Henry Koffie was arrested in July 2017 and indicted with Distribution of a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death and Importation of a Controlled Substance. Koffie, a.k.a. NARCOBOSS, was a dark web vendor of fentanyl who filled more than 7,800 orders between July 2016 to June 2017, most of it paid for with bitcoin. HSI seized $154,000 from Koffie’s accounts.
   
This prove that the pressure we are putting is working. If they wanted to use AML cases they would have cited Murgio, Faeilla, Coztanzo, Wagner, Shrem, Steimetz, Manzy, Petix; or either Val Galerius (today awaiting trial in Florida) or DPR.
 
CALL AND EMAIL YOUR SENATOR and tell them to Remove Digital Currency From Section 13 of S1241 and that DOJ and DHS testimony was deceptive, misleading and irrelevant because bitcoin did not exist when the Liberty Reserve was prosecuted and Irrelevant because none of the people charged where laundering money.
 
Theo Chino http://AbolishTheBitlicense.com/Advocacy.php (for the list of senators)
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Transcript of George Webb Video Series Part 217 "Hillary's Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen" [@Georgwebb / #HRCRatlne]

  • Day 41.2 Russian Group K Container Missile System - Gulftainer Partner - YouTube
    • This is Day 41 this is part two and this is a club K Club K container
    • And it is good for firing missiles
    • These stand up missiles here can just be lifted and hoisted and then fired
    • And this is the company that deals with Gulftainer
    • This is the Russian company a Russian company makes this club K missile system that goes in a normal container, and it is a joint venture
    • I did not realize this until this morning, but Dick Morris had an alert out where he said, "club K was a part of this deal"
    • I said it would be arms in one direction and I said it would be drugs coming in the other
    • Drugs coming in two different ports, the arms are going to be going out other ports
    • I think the arms are actually going to be going out Port Canaveral important Port of Tampa
    • But here is the arms piece of the deal
    • If you're a let's say your Nigerian Minister security of Minister or whatever Defense Minister, you just put these all around your port, and it hidden in plain sight and you're ready to go at any time
    • Civil insurrection or whatever
    • And if you are in power in in a Middle Eastern country where there's a population that may become Restless at any point, Yemen or wherever, this is an easy way if you're a General Grange or someone like that to get arms there for cruise missile capability in containers
    • Hidden within hundreds of other containers and I'll just play the animation here so that you can see the club K system
    • Now Bill Clinton got five million dollars when this Gulftainer deal was done
    • And the Gulf teener deal was negotiated by not only Jack Lew, but also by Rahm Emanuel [Music]
    • {{ war sales commercial }}
    • So all these are sort of Alden things needed for an invasion like a Zero Footprint in Libya or a Timber Sycamore command centers a Timber Sycamore in Syria or Timber Tupelo and Turkey
    • So I think you get the idea that this is if you were organizing an Isis support mechanism for ships, trains, trucks, of course Otaiba owns a trucking line, but let's not forget that--our UAE ambassador
    • This is the kind of animation I want to do for the Awans going into the Rayburn office building
    • So I'm gonna just leave it right there for right
    • Now and then go to some comments speaking of the Awans,
    • And the comment I always like the most challenging comments, because they're the ones that really stimulate critical thinking
    • There's a comment about special toner that I want to get back to
    • But here's a good comment, "George what you're saying is the article they stole a computer system to create an alternate software platform"
    • If you don't remember the articles the New York Times talking about this DHS hack of the inspector-general
    • And it turns out that--the employees are trying to create a new system for the inspector general
    • Wouldn't that be great, if you had all different 30 inspector generals on your system with a Palantir-PROMIS backdoor--wouldn't that be great if that was written by the Awans
    • So again, it just points more to the Awans to me this comment
    • But he's saying, "well--if they just picked up government equipment how can you be so sure like there there was no charges filed? It seems like a slap on the wrist. It doesn't really seem that big of deal. Andre just gave some BlackBerry's over to a government agency. It came out to his rented home a few phone calls. How is that such a big deal?"
    • Well that's not--three different Intelligence agencies came out
    • The NCIS came out to Andre Taggart's home
    • Also the FBI came out multiple times
    • As well as finally was relegated to the Capitol police after an investigation
    • I think you're also going to find that Department of Homeland Security is involved--it just was suppressed
    • We don't know that yet
    • But what we really do need to know is what is the name of the system?
    • What is the name of the system that was hacked?
    • I think it's gonna be the same system that Theresa Grafenstine uses
    • I'm gonna of course ask that interrogatories what is the type of system do you use
    • And I'm gonna also in my DHS lawsuit ask what type of system do you use
    • That's not proprietary information
    • We should know that
    • We should know who contracted was it Brillient that what wrote that system
    • We don't know the case management system that's a real key question
    • So this is the type of thing where you get a challenging question which is great
    • It causes more critical thinking it causes you to dive deeper which I which I love
    • The next one is by the toner--people saying the special toner--what Taggart mentioned a special toner
    • And then Byegone mentions here--here's the policy for toner cartridges with memory chips
    • Now what I had said about the special toner is there is a way with this ultraviolet printing that you can print hidden or--for you for a confidential eyes only type of print on a regular page
    • {{ 911: Bitcoin Paper Wallet --- QR Codes }}
    • So most of the page regular people can see but then there's signatures...the things would normally be redacted that you can you can bring out with with this ultraviolet paper
    • So that's why I said the special toner was used and you saw me produce a package of that ultraviolet from and I'm not sure what that is but by God mentions an interesting thing about the toner cartridges maybe having memory chips, which means that they could be--loading these pages that are being printed and then you could just hack the toner
    • You could just see what people are printing
    • That's just the simplest hack of all time and then just--and then just basically send the printed pages if they were about the one two three agreement
    • For instance usually people print things out before they go to the committee meetings
    • They print it out before the committee meeting they think it's being printed securely but it's being memorized to a printer
    • Now if you were really clever about this, you would delete lunch menus and things like that that we're bringing printed
    • And just store on those printed pages just the one two three type documents
    • Again, if I hadn't seen Raj Fernando on the International Security Advisory Board, if I hadn't seen Rahm Emanuel being involved so closely with the Gulftainer deal and all the UAE deals, and so closely involved in Imran's case
    • ...The memory, the Russian missiles going one way, the Hawala going the other way, it wouldn't be such a concern to me
    • But because you have all those things now this type of thing becomes a very significant a significant risk
    • And Byegone brings up a great point here--that that actually is something I don't know the answer to we need to find out
  • Day 41.3. Did Rep Steve King Say Something in 2007? Three Tresure Troves in Imran’s Backpack - YouTube
    • This is Day 41 part three behind me steve king steve king everybody knows steve king
    • Steve King is the representative in Iowa with Ames, Iowa I think it's Iowa one I want to say Iowa one
    • I believe in 2007 in the Foreign Relations Committee, he said the the Awans are a spy ring that are reading all of our mail
    • I haven't had anybody checked that yet
    • That's gonna be really important because if he's sounding the alarm if he's sounding the alarm in 2007 saying hey these the Awans are reading all of our mail
    • Who knows maybe you knew about the chip and the toner?
    • And they're they're also getting all the people that print stuff to printers Republicans and Democrats right not just what's on the caucus server but what's in the printer toner cartridge memory who knows
    • But if he's saying that 2007 and here we are 10 years later with the same spy ring in Congress--that seems odd
    • It seems like even during this period from February 2nd when the Luke Rosiak's article first broke, you would think he would step up and say, "hey wait a minute I remember these guys--I said something about this ten years ago"
    • I said something--if you see something you say something I said something
    • So I think it's in the Foreign Relations Committee I think it's Steve King I think it's the Awans I think he's saying, "Hey the Awans are looking at our email"
    • I don't think he knew about the printer memory
    • But I'm here today at the Supreme Court yesterday they heard carpenter carpenter versus the United States
    • This is the cell phone case of course they put up a criminal to defend it instead of a journalist who's challenging it
    • But this is one where if we say the cell phones when they started out 20 years ago couldn't do geolocation very well at all
    • They were basically to/from metadata
    • Now they've turned it now you can get into the phone you've got all your apps your people are saying fertility apps and all your goober and your banking and everything they can get everything just by getting in your phone now your phone is your life now
    • So that's what's at stake here digital privacy for the next--maybe 50 years
    • So it's a big case it is--there it is right over the border the Dred Scott border
    • Only this is the Dredd digital frontier it's right there right there
    • We're all Dred Scott now so we got to play this one right
    • So I haven't read the oral arguments yesterday I think the oral arguments get posted a little like a day later after the clerk's mark them up
    • And then the judges they really go into this kind of annotation phase, where they'll just ask a few questions and mainly just gather information gather the arguments, clarify the arguments of the attorneys, but they're not going to issue any opinions on that yet
    • But it should be interesting just to see what the oral arguments where
    • I haven't had time I did 19 videos for something like that yesterday
    • But that's going to be really interesting and the other thing that's going to be very interesting as the DHS hack
    • The DHS hack at I think it's going to be at that hack is that Hawkshead
    • It's the DHS hacks at Hawkshead
    • I think it's a DHS hacks at Hawkshead
    • The Hawkshead home in Lorton Virginia is I think where the raid was was where the DS DHS IG was
    • Why do I say that? There's I believe a friendship between Theresa Grafenstine and the inspector general--a long friendship between the Awans and Theresa Grafenstine
    • So that's obviously she knows what Nancy Pelosi: she appointed her okay
    • So I think there's a relationship there
    • And the fact that another Inspector General one of the DynCorp 30 backbone
    • Remember, Imran is playing video games with the one two three dot--mail.house.gov email with Andre Carson
    • He's playing video games with that person--DHS, okay?
    • So DHS is hacked
    • Who else got raided, who else got raided by DHS and 2 Intelligence agencies in early spring?
    • My initial working theory is Hina all of he pulls her kids out of school and goes to Pakistan in a rush with ten thousand dollars in cash
    • That's because something just happened
    • That's I think maze I want to say May third week of May are March third week of March
    • So I'm gonna say that the raid at the Hawkshead home happened maybe a day or two before that
    • And the reason why Imran comes over here to Imre to the building over here is to erase everything and make a backup so he could take the operation to Pakistan
    • I think the operation stays in Pakistan until July the 27th until he gets back here
    • When he he he's gonna believe and go again, with another set of disk drives and he gets arrested
    • We still don't know what was in his backpack at the airport--we don't know the contents of the backpack at the airport
    • We know the contents of the backpack on the April raid
    • I believe it one I found was the March raid the March DHS raid
    • We don't know the contents of the April raid
    • And we don't know the contents of Imran's backpack at the airport
    • Those are going to be key things for discovery as we roll forward
    • The backpack is really a triad
    • There's really three troves I got close to one of them with a witness of one of them
    • But there's going to be two other troves the capital police trove and then also the TSA trove out of the Dulles Airport
  • Day 41.4. Barrasso and Uranium One, Plot Thickens - YouTube
    • Day 41 the Senate is currently debating the tax bill
    • It looks like they're hopeful they may have something to take home for Christmas for their constituents
    • We don't really know the answer to that yet
    • You see a little bit of hedging going on Senator Barrasso from Wyoming was here a minute ago and he was talking about--consideration
    • And whenever I hear that word I think oh this means that they're not gonna they're not gonna vote for probably table it and look at it a little bit longer
    • I don't know if the constituents will be very happy with that given Congress's performance this year
    • It does look like this Uranium One thing is more than just a democratic issue
    • And more than just a Republican issue
    • It really cuts across both the Senate and House both parties
    • So it'll be interesting to see with brass those interests in Uranium One in and Wyoming and some of the other Senators and Congressmen and in with interests and other western states
    • Be interesting to see how this all shakes out
    • So we'll be here for the rest of the day or parts of the day for the Senate update vote
    • We'll also be interviewing other folks along the way on the Uranium One story
  • Day 41.5. Judge Chutkan Hears ACLU vs Mattis Habeas Corpus Case - YouTube
    • Day 41-year judicial report
    • You can see that there's a few press here waiting for potentially Michael Flynn
    • There's rumors swirling that Michael Flynn may show up in court today as well as other people such as maybe Carter Page or other people that were involved in the Mueller investigation
    • I was researching the Larry Clayman case
    • I had heard that he had filed on Mueller--turned out that it was an older case
    • But I saw a couple of cases between Larry Clayman and Judicial Watch one from 2006 one from this year 2017
    • Basically, the claim is still the same: Larry says I started the company from a volunteer office to a 28 million dollar operation in 2008, and Tom Fitton said--he was in the severance agreement--to bring somebody else in, and he still controls Judicial Watch 11 years later--Was interesting some of the stuff you find
    • I did look at all my cases for updates didn't really see any
    • There was an interesting ACLU case which is ACLU versus Mattis, being a secretary defense
    • He currently has a person that's been in held since mid-september in Iraq it was a U.S. combatant, supposedly fighting for Isis in Syria, that was turned over to the Secretary of Defense
    • And he's been held without writ of habeas corpus
    • The ACLU has requested that and they have not received it, which is unusual
    • Two months in that you don't have it right to an attorney right to defend yourself right to representation this is an interesting case because this normally when you hold on to a person this long, they have something, they have something in terms of Intelligence or there's got to be an Intelligence value to why they would be holding somebody over two and a half months without a writ of habeas corpus
    • Of course the last person that I remember being accused of suspending the writ of habeas corpus was Lincoln or ignoring it anyway in Maryland, when he took over the legislature in Maryland
    • But I was informed by the attorney that no it happened in World War two, during the out right after Pearl Harbor and it happened in right around the time after the Civil War briefly very briefly after the Civil War during occupation
    • {{ 911: not to make you wrong, George, but George W Bush did it also, couple of years after 9/11, so he could torture some folks }}
  • Day 41.6 Motion To Compel The Production of Public Documents. - YouTube
    • It's day 41 this is part six and sent it still talking away and Barrasso says they're gonna pass it by tonight
    • So we'll see
    • Motion to compel motion to compel motion to compel
    • Judicial economy
    • What I would love is just on this one comments about motion to compel just copy and paste all the motions to compel for the production of public documents
    • If I'm going to go ahead and give three weeks for all the respondents to respond again, after they've had kind of a year and a half plus they've also had a chance for a month and a half with their or two months and a half with their criminal case, I would like to just in the interest of judicial economy, get as much of the public documents as possible
    • So I want to file a motion to compel for public documents
    • Especially Fairfax County
    • Get all the unlawful unlawful imprisonment the full report
    • Get all the the beatings with no reductions on the street numbers...
    • Get all the police reports get the capital police reports for the night of the backpack incidents
    • So I've got a good I gotta use my prop the backpack
    • The backpack is April 6 the Capitol Police say they find it in April 6
    • Now Zero Hedge says, "well it was lost actually in late March or sometime in the spring and then the Capitol Police finally found at April 6"
    • No no no that's not how the Capitol Police work there they sweep every night they would find it I've been to the phone booth they would find it
    • So I think what happened is if he know I'll be left on March 6th and pulled her kids out, it's much more likely that that's the night the bag was intercepted
    • She grabbed her kids she went to the airport
    • Imran went to the Navy Yard to wait it out to see if he's going to get arrested or not
    • That would dive more with Andre Taggart's story of about a month before, and then moving out
    • I'm much more inclined now to think March 6 was the real date, the night that Hina goes to the airport is the same night they find a bag
    • Who in their right mind, if there's a theft and an Eagle break in to a network of the Congress would hang around?
    • Well I'll just hang around no I don't think so!
    • I think there is no reason to leave the country and pull your kids out of school unless something like that happens
    • So and she leaves--Hina Alvi leaves I believe on March 6th
    • And supposedly the night of the bag incident and on the on Capitol Hill over in Rayburn happens on April 6th
    • I wonder if they didn't just move it a month apart to just shard it and confuse everyone
    • It's much more likely that those two events would would be in sync
    • "Hey they found a bag, which has a hard drive, which has a laptop, which has a notebook incriminating you...let's get out of town": that makes much more sense to me
    • So fill this comments with motions to compel
    • I want to compel, especially those three police reports, the TSA reports at the airport for both when Imran left, and also Hina left as well
    • And then all the imprisonments and all the violent crime if there is any violent crime as well as all the tickets as well
    • I don't think the tickets are redacted
    • So that's not a problem but it's really those three beatings that I'd like to motion to compel with real dates, real police reports
    • It shouldn't be eyedropper through one person Pat Sowers or someone like that an intermediary with the Fairfax County Police police to one reporter which is Luke
    • Over a series of six months
    • These should be public documents available to all reporters and let people build their case from there
  • Day 41.7 Editing Videos 54-66, Taking Out Summaries - YouTube
    • This is Day 41.7 and I've been going through my old videos
    • And this is because we're coming up on day 54 from last year
    • And what I decided to do was start at day 54
    • I deleted 53 because 54 is really a good good one to start on
    • And the if you go through the video it really does a good job of kind of laying the foundation for you to watch the rest of the series
    • And it's got just a lot of these storyboard slides that have a lot of impact
    • And for people who haven't read Clinton Cash
    • Or people who haven't--spent a lot of time doing a lot of research, it kind of gets everybody on the same level
    • So I didn't edit this video
    • What I did was I because back when I did this series originally, and I just give me a couple ideas of some of these more summary slides
    • What I the thing I was so surprised with is how accurate everything is
    • And how relevant everything is till today
    • That's the one surprise
    • I was saying the FBI it was a spy ring way back then
    • And they were sort of funding Fusion GPS...and and at that time I remember how that was just an unheard of accusation
    • And now how with all the Fusion GPS and the FBI funding Fusion GPS and funding Christopher Steel and funding the Russian spies to come in and live in Maryland to do wiretaps and all the support McCabe has given the Awans
    • And that that relationship will continue to develop over time
    • What I didn't know--so that's the thing that I was very pleased with, I guess
    • Not this all the steps one two three four five here in the topple of Libya, Syria, Turkey was well known and well documented
    • This is Clinton cash had done a good job of it
    • What wasn't known at that time was the FBI's involvement
    • And this is a charge I had made from the first day in the series
    • But this the thing that after doing the Benghazi trial
    • And then I'm gonna point over here
    • I didn't realize how involved the FBI was in the planning of that
    • How many agents were actually there how many agents were actually involved in the cover-up of
    • Or I wouldn't say cover-up but just try to make it look like a bunch of cab drivers--all got together one night and did this thing
    • That's not what happened--it was an orchestrated FBI and CIA working together
    • I thought it was mainly CIA because of Petraeus, but what I've learned is in looking at all the people at the trial: they're all FBI people
    • So I think CIA was mostly involved in the planning but the follow up
    • The FBI was definitely there and that's the piece that I that I really didn't have
    • On subsequent videos what I did was since I was summarizing on a daily basis, what I did was kind of chop off the first three minutes or whatever two minutes of the summary
    • So that you could go right to the new thing every day I would add a new new slide about this second slide that was the idea I would do a quick summary and add a second slide
    • So what I did here is just jump to the second slide
    • So I'm taking about three minutes off of those I'll go back
    • Again, and do a flash-forward, but I just want to let everybody know I'll delete a video here and there and then combined in order to make this more of a series that you could just watch from beginning to end
    • And eventually as we keep kind of editing down it'll get more and more condensed into almost one movie at that to see at some point
    • {{ 911bs: KEEP YOUR ORIGINALS ALSO AS MASTER }}
    • That's all for right now and have a good day everyone
  • Day 42 - STX = Sports Transport Logistics? Does Business With Awan Sports in Sialkot? - YouTube
    • It's Day 42 and I have been in the process of going through a year ago videos
    • And I was surprised over and over again, of how early I had said Andrew McCabe was running a spy ring for Hillary Clinton
    • Mainly created out of a set of reprisals against people who voted for Bill Clinton's impeachment
    • But that degree has grown over the last 20 years into a larger and larger group of reprisals
    • Until recently now, we're seeing all these smears coming out against all these different Congressmen and Senators and news news personalities...for asking tough debate questions
    • So again, this is what I mean where the baby octopus doesn't get any better
    • The cancer doesn't get any better by waiting another 20 years
    • It just gets worse and what I didn't know at that time was that the Awans were recruited
    • They were brought into the United States through this inter-America program
    • The wink is "enter America"--it was a combined move with the CIA through this presidential decision directive 62, basically bringing in these teams, like you would a high school class, like you were to recruit basketball players or softball players or soccer players or cricket players
    • They're brought in in about 1998
    • Now the reason why I think they're brought in is for this thing called the National Nuclear Security Administration
    • The NNSA is created in 1999 to manage nuclear proliferation
    • It also manages Navy fuel the Navy nuclear propulsion program NNPP
    • Not the PP (peepee dossier), this is the NNPP the Navy nuclear propulsion program
    • Now does that sound familiar? Navy propulsion Navy nuclear movement of nuclear materials
    • And now also there's gonna be this company that transport logistics the company that does that movement of nuclear materials for this one two three agreement is also going to have a sports company
    • Now does STX mean sports transportation logistics sometimes an X is used in the business before a shorthand for logistics
    • So does STX equal sports transportation logistics?
    • Well it turns out that transport logistics does start a sports company, and it's started by this guy called for uh no (FORANO?)
    • Now it turns out STX sports does have a relationship with Awan sports in Pakistan
    • And these kids make soccer balls in Sialkot that northern area that northern drug area of Pakistan
    • So we're gonna look more into that but in order to administrate this one two three agreement the FBI gets involved in this
    • This was normally done wasn't done by a civilian agency before it was done by the CIA
    • So David Petraeus works with Andrew McCab,e and Mueller, Comey, McCabe etc
    • That's why they're at the center of this thing that starts in 1999 which is gonna be Uranium One
    • Now she remember it sailed through Uranium One sailed through in 2010
    • But actually it goes back through the Cepheus CFIUS process but actually goes back all the way to nineteen ninety nine
    • And if the scipiosCFIUS if you remember is uh is kind of intercepting
    • The first thing that this spy group does in 1999 is it starts intercepting the CFIUS investment proposals for people coming in investing in United States
    • And what I am saying is those get those get intercepted and get let out two other groups that will give us bribes and political favors
    • The next step and the two in the process is getting them an EB-5 visa get them into the United States
    • Three is to compromise them with either--give them the nice cars show them the nice girls
    • Jeff will help with that Jeff Epstein will help with that
    • And in the process will film them and low light cameras so that they'll always be compromised
    • So they'll basically become our agents for for the rest of time
    • Now I ask you if if Imran Awan didn't have state sponsorship, how would he be able to get away with twenty burglaries in Congress
    • How would he be able to have a secret server with be able to remove the hard drives...
    • Just doesn't stand a reason that he would be just charged with one originally he was just charged with one $123,000 bank fraud movement
    • Well the reason is we I went to this house and talked to Andre Taggart and found these hard drives
    • And that kicked over another investigation another FBI raid that occurred
    • This house and I believe it's gonna be the DHS OPM raid
    • And these are they're gonna be the hard drives and Blackberries and also government laptops I think it's gonna be four and twenty as I said before I think it's still gonna be four and twenty but whatever it is we're gonna find out
    • Again, if they didn't have spent state censorship how would they get 5100 legal legal logins
    • How did they be able to get away with having government equipment could not might not just be government from the Congress may also be CENTCOM may also be State Department
    • How else would they have the hundreds of suspicious activity reports and transfers
    • How else would they have one hundred and fifty doped iPhones
    • All these things would get you put away in jail for quite a long time if you were just a regular guy
    • As I mentioned hard drives are being made here there's lots of physical evidence I believe the toner is the cover to come in and out of these different government buildings
    • I think it's gonna be thirty different government buildings including the Penn Federal Credit Union maybe Federal Credit Union especially
    • There's gonna be three sets of evidence from backpacks
    • One Inauguration burglaries
    • Two the April sixth burglaries or whatever we get that
    • and then finally when Imran Awan leaves on the 27th
    • I think there's also going to be backpacks with the information
    • So we need all those from TSA from the Capitol Police and the Fairfax County
    • We need to get all those and I would like to probably do a motion to compel for those right now, if somebody has any advice on that
    • Again, we've done a lot of due diligence about what we're looking for, so the discovery is going to be precision
    • Here's Kwasi Mensa for instance
    • We're gonna want to see his personnel records
    • And then there's a lot of cases--we can't seem to find currently right now
    • I don't know how these would get expunged if you didn't have friends in high places
    • This case right here is for unlawful imprisonment
    • How many people--that have gotten away with unlawful imprisonment without any kind of sentence at all?
    • So there's the case number there here's the beating
    • And unlawful imprisonment over at the the Springfield Road drive the 6324 Thomas address
    • Again, you see here that the incident number has been blacked out
    • You'd have to have friends at Fairfax County
    • I'm not saying Freitag low light cameras
    • But you'd have to have somebody that you knew like Freitag
    • The beatings we have the beatings at Lachine the beatings over here at Manitoba
    • I'm not saying that this is the place where the girls are being held against their will
    • And this is the gang clubhouse, but boy it sure looks like it
    • Then of course we have Tagawa out there with the car parts in Eastern Maryland
    • Here is the case number there
    • We need to see these cases to see actually who filed these cases...
    • If they're expunged it shows that you've got friends in high places
    • Again, with a different civil suits
    • There's one two three four civil suits here
    • Again, how do you get away with this?
    • How do these get expunged, if you don't have friends in high places?
    • You'll notice an R&H trucking here like very much like an R&L trucking
    • R&H motorcars a lot of time if you're gonna do any illegal trucking operation, you'll steal the cars, and those become the cars
    • Then when you gradually start making money you buy trucks to get bigger trucks to get rid of the cars
    • So that's kind of a way of bootstrapping yourself in the trucking business
    • And then of course then we'll start with the interrogatories and start asking questions
    • Anthony do you know Imran?
    • Imran do you know Anthony?
    • Huma do you know Imran, etc
    • That's coming
    • And then of course these cases here which are 1 2 3 4 be Abid Awan cases
    • We like to see those against all these banks
    • These are credit and then of course all these hospitals Alexandria Hospital Alexander Hospital interval hospital
    • And then this Dulles Greene case here which is the involves imprisonment
    • Also need to see the credit union report from Kalyn
    • And we need to also see the detail amount of transfers from the suspicious activity reports
    • And again, we need to start looking into this STX and Awan sports and these shipments by Awan sports and soccer balls into the United States
    • And see if STX is picking them up
    • If Mark Lambert of STX sports transport logistics is picking these soccer balls out from Awan sports, I say that there's a connection between Imran Awan and
    • --Again, his dad owns the end controls or did control this contested area up in the Kashmir area and Sialkot was where the rice farm was
    • Remember we have bills of lading of Imran taking basmati rice orders in Baltimore
    • Baltimore is where Johns Hopkins is by the testimony of the Defendents that's where they said he went to school that's where Mark Lambert and that's where the trucking company is near the NSA and Fort Meade
    • So it's everything's kind of a concentration out there
    • The distillery is out there in Frederick Maryland
    • There's lots of stuff going on and trucking going to Bethesda near the Walter Reed Army Navy hospital
    • A lot of stuff's coming from the nuclear facilities and the enrichment uranium facilities from Paducah to Bethesda
    • Is that medical isotopes? We don't know. We just need to look more into this stuff
    • We have kind of a smoking gun
    • But here--it's what I'm talking about--the twenty four thousand boxes
    • Looks an awful lot like a ratline being shut down, and car parts being sent to to another country
    • You can see all these shipments by the Awan brothers here in the last--time while they were waiting to do trial
    • And then the car companies...
    • We have lots of documentary evidence that we need to look into
  • Day 42.2. Mike Flynn - Don’t Sign Pleas Deal - YouTube
    • The Flynn announcement is out
    • I mentioned that yesterday and of course it happened today
    • I didn't expect it this morning though we're heading down to 333 con right now 333 Constitution
    • There's word that he's there already these giving up his phone
    • There may be an agreement talk to Robyn Gritz this morning
    • I've talked to other people that are in communication with him
    • We urge Mike Flynn if he hasn't already agreed to a guilty plea to please consider an innocent plea
    • I even if they threaten your son whatever
    • The circumstances are if this is the McCade behind the curtains meeting if this is the famous McCabe hiding behind the curtains and then doing one of those little hey walk up ambushes
    • Just any well--I heard you had that meeting--with the Russian ambassador how that go?
    • Do not! That is entrapment!
    • Do not sign any agreements we urge you not to do that
    • McCabe we can prove an ulterior motive with Robyn Gritz with other professionals inside the FBI with reprisals
    • Please do not sign a guilty plea
  • Day 42.3. Flynn Takes Plea Deal - YouTube
    • NO Autocaptions
    • Michael Flynn Plead guilty on a 10 page plea agreement
    • Read his rights by Judge Contreras
    • Believe he'll be released at DC Courthouse
    • We believe McCabe threatened his son with Prosecution
    • We'll see if that's true or not. I doubt he'll be able to talk because of rule 37b in the federal procedures but we'll see if he'll answer that question
    • Many people at the last sec have plans of pleading not guilty but in the last moments they are threatened and they break and they sign a plea agreement.
    • That seemed to be the demeanor of Mike Flynn in the courtroom
    • {{ 911: "Lock him up" sign held by deluded alt-leftist in the back. People don't understand this situation, do they? }}
  • Day 42.4. Did McCabe Threaten Your Son? - YouTube
    • NO Captions
    • DC District court, waiting for Mike FLynn
    • {{ 911: Mike Flynn exits courthouse under protective guard and enters a vehicle and leaves. Dozens of people shout "Lock him Up, Lock him up". George goes another way with that... }}
    • G: Did Mccabe threaten your son? Did McCabe threaten your son? Did Mccabe threaten your son? Did McCabe threaten your son?
    • {{ Flynn drives away. Video ends. }}
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I talked to my local paper about accepting Bitcoin (Delaware)

Howdy folks, my name is Gentle Jones and I am an underground Hip-Hop artist from Delaware. I recently started accepting Bitcoin for records and our local Gannet newspaper (The News Journal) included me in an interesting article about the currency.
Thought you all might enjoy seeing how Bitcoin is taking hold in Delaware. You may have already read our Senators supporting it in the news lately.
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20140113/BUSINESS08/301130020
Speed and lower costs give Bitcoin appeal with users Written by Wade Malcolm The News Journal Jan. 13, 2014 delawareonline.com
A local underground hip-hop artist. A Libertarian business owner who predicts the collapse of the dollar and a worldwide economic meltdown. A United States senator from Delaware.
What do these three people have in common? They’re all interested in Bitcoin.
For the uninitiated, Bitcoin is the so-called virtual or crypto currency that has gained in popularity and value since it was created in 2009, particularly in the past year. It’s used widely as a faster, cheaper way to conduct digital transactions for smaller online retailers.
And it has gained in mainstream acceptance, with recent announcements that home furnishing products seller Overstock.com and gaming company Zynga will start accepting Bitcoin. But it’s also been linked to money laundering and other illegal activity, including the online black market known as Silk Road.
Throughout 2013, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., held a series of hearings on virtual currency in his position as chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
His overall impression after listening to the testimony: Government might need to take an active role to prevent the ways Bitcoin can be abused, like any currency, but it has great potential to benefit society. And it would be wrong to have a government clampdown squash it, he said.
“It lowers the cost of transactions in some cases, and in some cases, it allows people that live in different countries to be able to trade with one another more easily,” he said. “One aspect of facilitating trade is financing trade, and it will be interesting to see what role virtual currency can play in facilitating trade between nations. We never would have thought we could use these tiny cellphones to do so many things.”
Like Carper, many have come to see Bitcoin as the next evolution of technology –a tool to eliminate an inefficiency in the marketplace.
Some economists say the currency innovation also could threaten the dominance in online transaction of a key Delaware industry: credit cards. Card companies might charge 2 percent or 3 percent to process a larger online transaction, and an even higher flat fee for smaller transactions. Bitcoin fees are miniscule by comparison, around 0.02 percent.
Using a checking account is cheaper, but also slower, since the payment must go through a clearinghouse that serves as an intermediary between financial institutions.
“In 2014, should it take two or three days to send money from me to you when I’m a Bank of America customer and you’re a Chase customer? I would say no. Maybe if this was 1998 that would be OK,” said Susan Athey, a professor of economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Bitcoin “will force the banks to learn how to move money more efficiently between accounts. But there’s lots of ways this could play out that are very disruptive to banks and credit cards.”
Local financial institutions have been hard at work developing their own systems for mobile payments. The Delaware card business of JPMorgan Chase and Wilmington-based savings bank Capital One 360 have platforms for transferring money between bank account, but they still take more than a day if the money is going to an outside institution. Wilmington-based Barclaycard US has piloted a mobile payment app called bPay that being tested in business through Wilmington and Newark.
Skeptics of Bitcoin point out that the currency’s whole infrastructure –essentially crowd-sourced and unsupported by any government –could collapse some day and become worthless. Bitcoin supporters counter that such risks exist with any monetary system and in fact many currencies have collapsed throughout history.
If you ask Doug Campbell, Bitcoin is more likely to outlive the dollar due to the escalating nation debt. A staunch Libertarian who ran for Delaware attorney general in 2010, Campbell holds about 20 different crypto currencies and has used Bitcoin to invest in silver.
“I know the dollar is going to be dead, so the only question for me is what’s going to replace it,” Campbell said. “It is the free market, man. And Bitcoin is the free market at work.”
Campbell is a believer in Bitcoin because it’s protected against inflation, he said. About 21 million Bitcoin exist, and no more will ever be made.
Others are less philosophical in their use of the currency. Local underground rapper and singer Bill “Gentle Jones” Ferrell started accepting Bitcoin for sales of music and merchandise on his website. ( www.coingig.com/gentlejones ) The decision lowered his costs, and there’s something appealing about taking a new-wave payment system to sell vinyl records.
“Maybe it is funny that I’m selling an analog technology with a digital currency. But it all comes down to what do people value,” he said.
“For any currency, whether it’s beads or clam shells or coins or paper, all you need is two people that agree it has value and do business with it. It’s all an abstraction.”
WHAT IS BITCOIN?
Bitcoin is considered a “virtual” or “crypto” currency that no government or monetary authority has approved, regulated or guaranteed. It was created by an anonymous computer programmer –or programmers –known only as Satoshi Nakamoto. Essentially, a Bitcoin is an open-source string of computer code that is unique to every unit of Bitcoin. This ensures no one can counterfeit or steal Bitcoin. The currency allows users to conduct online transactions faster and with lower fees compared with using a checking account or credit card. Once someone receives a Bitcoin, he or she easily can exchange it for U.S. dollars or other currency.
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What the NSA really thinks of Tor

This NSA Top Secret document includes an official declaration by the NSA about whether Tor protects Tor users and keeps Tor users anonymous. A URL at the bottom of this post leads to a true copy in the Guardian of the NSA document, which is from the Snowden archives.
Excerpt of text in NSA document, pages 1 and 2:
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL FVEY
Stinks
CT SIGDEV
JUN 2012
Declassify On: 20370101
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL FVEY
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL FVEY
Tor Stinks...(u)
We will never be able to de-anonymize all Tor users all the time. With manual analysis we can de-anonymize a very small fraction of Tor users, however, no success de-anonymizing a user in response to a TOPI request/on demand.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL FVEY
On 4 Nov 2013, a Guardian article included a report on the increasing use of Tor after NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed NSA Top Secret documents in June 2013: "What is Tor? A beginner's guide to the privacy tool"
According to the Tor Project's own figures, between 19 August and 27 August alone, which was about 2 months after Snowden's revelations, the number of people using Tor more than doubled to 2.25 million before peaking at nearly 6 million in mid-September. It has since slipped back to just over 4 million.
Since June 2013, how many people have learned for the first time about Tor and Tails, especially since the acclaimed documentary film Citizenfour received an Academy Award on 22 February 2015. At the end of the film, which stars Edward Snowden and others, the film credits acknowledge that Tor and Tails played a role in making the film possible.
How many people use Tor today. 4 million? 10 million? 50 million? 100 million? More? Less? Who knows? Whatever the number, the NSA does not like the fact that people outside of the intelligence community use Tor in the United States and other countries around the world.
On March 12, 2013, the United States Congress Senate Select Committee on Intelligence convened a public hearing. Cable television covered the live hearing. Senator Ron Wyden was present at the hearing as a member of the committee, which had summoned United States Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to answer questions and give official testimony before Congress about whether the United States government was spying on millions of people in the United States. Senator Wyden asked Director Clapper the following question: "Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?" Clapper lied and said “No...”
This lie by one of the top ranking officials in the United States intelligence community begs the following questions:
Would the NSA disseminate misleading or false information on the Internet to discourage the public from using Tor? Would the NSA disseminate misleading or false information that states the public should not use Tor because it is dangerous to use Tor, and Tor is not effective? Would someone working for the NSA post misleading or false information about Tor and Tails on the Reddit web site or other sites to discourage the public from using Tor?
On Oct 2, 2013, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation made the high-profile arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, who was the founder and operator of the Silk Road web site. That same month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation shut down the web site. About 2 years 8 months before Ulbricht's arrest, Ulbricht launched the Silk Road site in February 2011. The Silk Road site was a criminal enterprise where many types of illegal drugs, many other illegal items, and many illegal services were available for purchase.
Ulbricht was a Tor user, and his Silk Road web site was a Tor Hidden Service, which means that the web site was available only on the Tor Network. The Silk Road site was not in any Internet search engine index. Ulbricht used Tor to engage in most or all of his illegal transactions, and his Silk Road site used Tor for all transactions.
In the summer of 2013, the Silk Road web site had 957,000 registered user accounts. During the period that the Silk Road was online, the total value of the purchases on the site amounted to USD $1.2 billion. Ulbricht's commissions on those transactions amounted to USD $80 million. All transactions were in Bitcoin.
The pursuit, tracking, and identification of Ulbricht involved the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Internal Revenue Service, and the United States Homeland Security Investigations agency. Those government departments and agencies might have expended up to tens or hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of man hours or more to track and eventually identify Ulbricht and his location. The successful tracking, identification, and location of Ulbricht by the United States government was not due to any technical or system vulnerabilities in Tor.
After expending immense resources and capital over an extended period, the United States government eventually was able to identify Ulbricht's real name and location because Ulbricht foolishly posted his email address: rossulbricht[at]gmail.com and the name Silk Road in a bitcointalk.org public forum where the whole world, including the FBI, could read Ulbricht's Gmail address next to the Silk Road name.
The FBI went to Google, and Google gave information from Ulbricht's Gmail account and information from his Google+ account to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That account information included Ulbricht's home address. No weakness in Tor brought down Ross William Ulbricht. He brought himself down by revealing his real identity on a popular web site forum.
During Ulbricht's trial in a Manhattan, New York federal court, prosecutors alleged that Ulbricht paid $730,000 to other people to have them murder six people. No one actually murdered any of Ulbricht's intended victims. Ultimately, the government did not prosecute Ulbricht for any of the alleged murders. Some of the information that the government investigation uncovered showed that Ulbricht paid one person USD $150,000 to kill a person who was attempting to blackmail Ulbricht. The blackmailer told Ulbricht that he would reveal online the names and addresses of thousands of Silk Road's biggest customers and vendors unless Ulbricht paid him USD $500,000. The government found no evidence that Ulbricht's hired killer actually killed anyone. On the surface, it appears that the blackmailer and the hired-killer might be the same person, and the person scammed Ulbricht out of USD $150,000.
On May 29, 2015, a federal court in Manhattan, New York, handed Ulbricht five sentences, including two sentences for life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. The court also ordered that Ulbricht forfeit USD $183,000,000. Ulbricht is now serving his sentences. As of June 2015, Ulbricht is under incarceration at Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, New York.
The point of this post is not to celebrate Ulbricht or his criminal activities. The point is to illustrate that although the United States government expended huge amounts of resources and capital to track and eventually identify Ulbricht and his location, his capture had nothing to do with any weakness in Tor.
If a Tor or Tails user, such as a political dissident living under an oppressive regime, a government whistle blower, or any law abiding person, knows how to use Tor and Tails correctly and avoids making mistakes that reveal his or her name and location, that person and his or her location are likely to remain anonymous and unknown to any cyber spies, web information brokers, or cyber trackers.
Maybe all Internet users who value their right to privacy, right to anonymity, and right to be free from cyber tracking should use Tor and/or Tails. Maybe we should not be obedient, should not give up our right to privacy, should not give up our right to be anonymous, and should not submit to life under a surveillance police state. People under the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and North Korea submitted. Look what happened to them.
– LINKS --
4 Oct 2013, The Guardian "'Tor Stinks' presentation - read the full document": www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/oct/04/tor-stinks-nsa-presentation-document
5 Nov 2013 The Guardian "What is Tor? A beginner's guide to the privacy tool" www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/05/tor-beginners-guide-nsa-browser
Wikipedia, James R. Clapper: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_R._Clapper
Wikipedia, Silk Road: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk_Road_%28marketplace%29#Arrest_and_trial_of_Ross_William_Ulbricht
Wikipedia, Ross William Ulbricht: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_William_Ulbricht
Beginning on Page 24, this Sealed Complaint has a detailed description of each of Ulbricht's personal mistakes and blunders that enabled the United States government to track, identify, and locate Ulbricht due to the fact that he revealed his real identity on a popular web site forum and made other unnecessary and avoidable mistakes and blunders. This court document is on the Columbia University web site.
Sealed Complaint United States Magistrate Judge Southern District of New York United States v. Ross William Ulbricht: www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb/UlbrichtCriminalComplaint.pdf
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Article by Julian Assange about Google Chairman (and Blockstream founder) Eric Schmidt, who sought out the Wikileaks founder for an interview a while ago.

Below are excerpts from an article by Julian Assange about Google Chairman (and Blockstream founder) Eric Schmidt, who sought out the Wikileaks founder for an interview a while ago.
Eric Schmidt is one of the two VC founders of Blockstream, which received $21 million in capital to hire many Bitcoin "Core" devs to work on Bitcoin add-on projects such as the so-called level-two settlement layer "Lightning Network".
https://www.google.com/search?q=blockstream+eric+schmidt&sa=G&gbv=1&sei=2_1YVsKvNcHBPdSiouAD
http://www.newsweek.com/assange-google-not-what-it-seems-279447
Schmidt had taken over as CEO of Google in 2001 and built it into an empire.
Schmidt plunged in [to the interview] at the deep end, straightaway quizzing me on the organizational and technological underpinnings of WikiLeaks.
Schmidt was a good foil. A late-fiftysomething, squint-eyed behind owlish spectacles, managerially dressed—Schmidt’s dour appearance concealed a machinelike analyticity. His questions often skipped to the heart of the matter, betraying a powerful nonverbal structural intelligence.
It was at this point that I realized Eric Schmidt might not have been an emissary of Google alone. Whether officially or not, he had been keeping some company that placed him very close to Washington, D.C., including a well-documented relationship with President Obama. Not only had Hillary Clinton’s people known that Eric Schmidt’s partner had visited me, but they had also elected to use her as a back channel.
I began to think of Schmidt as a brilliant but politically hapless Californian tech billionaire who had been exploited by the very U.S. foreign-policy types he had collected to act as translators between himself and official Washington.
I was wrong.
Eric Schmidt was born in Washington, D.C., where his father had worked as a professor and economist for the Nixon Treasury. He attended high school in Arlington, Virginia, before graduating with a degree in engineering from Princeton.
In 1979, Schmidt headed out West to Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. before joining Stanford/ Berkeley spin-off Sun Microsystems in 1983. By the time he left Sun, sixteen years later, he had become part of its executive leadership.
Sun had significant contracts with the U.S. government, but it was not until he was in Utah as CEO of Novell that records show Schmidt strategically engaging Washington’s overt political class. Federal campaign finance records show that on January 6, 1999, Schmidt donated two lots of $1,000 to the Republican senator for Utah, Orrin Hatch. On the same day Schmidt’s wife, Wendy, is also listed giving two lots of $1,000 to Senator Hatch.
By the start of 2001, over a dozen other politicians and PACs, including Al Gore, George W. Bush, Dianne Feinstein, and Hillary Clinton, were on the Schmidts’ payroll, in one case for $100,000.
By 2013, Eric Schmidt—who had become publicly over-associated with the Obama White House—was more politic. Eight Republicans and eight Democrats were directly funded, as were two PACs. That April, $32,300 went to the National Republican Senatorial Committee. A month later the same amount, $32,300, headed off to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Why Schmidt was donating exactly the same amount of money to both parties is a $64,600 question.
It was also in 1999 that Schmidt joined the board of a Washington, D.C.–based group: the New America Foundation, a merger of well-connected centrist forces (in D.C. terms). The foundation and its 100 staff serve as an influence mill, using its network of approved national security, foreign policy and technology pundits to place hundreds of articles and op-eds per year.
By 2008, Schmidt had become chairman of its board of directors. As of 2013 the New America Foundation’s principal funders (each contributing over $1 million) were listed as Eric and Wendy Schmidt, the U.S. State Department and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Secondary funders include Google, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Radio Free Asia.
Schmidt’s involvement in the New America Foundation places him firmly in the Washington establishment nexus. The foundation’s other board members, seven of whom also list themselves as members of the Council on Foreign Relations, include Francis Fukuyama, one of the intellectual fathers of the neoconservative movement; Rita Hauser, who served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board under both Bush and Obama; Jonathan Soros, the son of George Soros; Walter Russell Mead, a U.S. security strategist and editor of the American Interest; Helene Gayle, who sits on the boards of Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, the Rockefeller Foundation, the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Unit, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the White House Fellows program and Bono’s ONE Campaign; and Daniel Yergin, oil geo-strategist, former chair of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Task Force.
There was nothing politically hapless about Eric Schmidt. I had been too eager to see a politically unambitious Silicon Valley engineer, a relic of the good old days of computer science graduate culture on the West Coast. But that is not the sort of person who attends the Bilderberg conference four years running, who pays regular visits to the White House, or who delivers “fireside chats” at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Schmidt’s emergence as Google’s “foreign minister”—making pomp and ceremony state visits across geopolitical fault lines—had not come out of nowhere; it had been presaged by years of assimilation within U.S. establishment networks of reputation and influence.
But Google’s chairman is a classic “head of industry” player, with all of the ideological baggage that comes with that role. Schmidt fits exactly where he is: the point where the centrist, liberal and imperialist tendencies meet in American political life.
By all appearances, Google’s bosses genuinely believe in the civilizing power of enlightened multinational corporations, and they see this mission as continuous with the shaping of the world according to the better judgment of the “benevolent superpower.” They will tell you that open-mindedness is a virtue, but all perspectives that challenge the exceptionalist drive at the heart of American foreign policy will remain invisible to them. This is the impenetrable banality of “don’t be evil.” They believe that they are doing good. And that is a problem.
Google is different. Google is visionary. Google is the future. Google is more than just a company. Google gives back to the community. Google is a force for good.
Even when Google airs its corporate ambivalence publicly, it does little to dislodge these items of faith. The company’s reputation is seemingly unassailable. Google’s colorful, playful logo is imprinted on human retinas just under 6 billion times each day, 2.1 trillion times a year—an opportunity for respondent conditioning enjoyed by no other company in history.
Caught red-handed last year making petabytes of personal data available to the U.S. intelligence community through the PRISM program, Google nevertheless continues to coast on the goodwill generated by its “don’t be evil” doublespeak. A few symbolic open letters to the White House later and it seems all is forgiven. Even anti-surveillance campaigners cannot help themselves, at once condemning government spying but trying to alter Google’s invasive surveillance practices using appeasement strategies.
Nobody wants to acknowledge that Google has grown big and bad. But it has. Schmidt’s tenure as CEO saw Google integrate with the shadiest of U.S. power structures as it expanded into a geographically invasive megacorporation.
In 2003, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) had already started systematically violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) under its director General Michael Hayden. These were the days of the “Total Information Awareness” program. Before PRISM was ever dreamed of, under orders from the Bush White House the NSA was already aiming to “collect it all, sniff it all, know it all, process it all, exploit it all.”
During the same period, Google—whose publicly declared corporate mission is to collect and “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”—was accepting NSA money to the tune of $2 million to provide the agency with search tools for its rapidly accreting hoard of stolen knowledge.
In 2010, after the Chinese government was accused of hacking Google, the company entered into a “formal information-sharing” relationship with the NSA, which was said to allow NSA analysts to “evaluate vulnerabilities” in Google’s hardware and software. Although the exact contours of the deal have never been disclosed, the NSA brought in other government agencies to help, including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.
Around the same time, Google was becoming involved in a program known as the “Enduring Security Framework” (ESF), which entailed the sharing of information between Silicon Valley tech companies and Pentagon-affiliated agencies “at network speed.” Emails obtained in 2014 under Freedom of Information requests show Schmidt and his fellow Googler Sergey Brin corresponding on first-name terms with NSA chief General Keith Alexander about ESF.
Reportage on the emails focused on the familiarity in the correspondence: “General Keith…so great to see you…!” Schmidt wrote. But most reports over-looked a crucial detail. “Your insights as a key member of the Defense Industrial Base,” Alexander wrote to Brin, “are valuable to ensure ESF’s efforts have measurable impact.”
Whether it is being just a company or “more than just a company,” Google’s geopolitical aspirations are firmly enmeshed within the foreign-policy agenda of the world’s largest superpower. As Google’s search and Internet service monopoly grows, and as it enlarges its industrial surveillance cone to cover the majority of the world’s population, rapidly dominating the mobile phone market and racing to extend Internet access in the global south, Google is steadily becoming the Internet for many people. Its influence on the choices and behavior of the totality of individual human beings translates to real power to influence the course of history.
A “don’t be evil” empire is still an empire.
http://www.newsweek.com/assange-google-not-what-it-seems-279447
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The week in bitcoin - Nov 22, 2013

A short summary of news in bitcoin for the last week:
Please let me know if what others could be added to this post.
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Comment on the senate and today

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on the potential risks, threats and promises of virtual currencies. Later today, a Senate Banking Committee will hold a similar hearing. The focus is on Bitcoin, a virtual currency that operates completely outside of U.S. financial regulations and protections. Critics argue the current lack of oversight offers anonymity to those hoping to skirt U.S. laws, but others say it’s a frontier in electronic commerce with important consumer benefits. Diane and her guests talk about Bitcoin and the future of virtual currencies.
Guests
Jennifer Shasky Calvery director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, U.S. Treasury Department James Freis attorney, Cleary, Gottleib, Steen and Hamilton specializing in financial regulatory and enforcement issues. Jamila Trindle senior reporter, Foreign Policy Magazine Jon Matonis executive director, Bitcoin Foundation

Francois Velde senior economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

I note that than one of the guests represents the Federal Reserve. How ironic. A secretive private entity that is above public scrutiny and feels unencumbered by legislative oversight and produces money out of thin air is complaining about another secretive entity that is outside public scrutiny producing money out of thin air. To further add to the irony, will anyone have the guts to forthrightly ask the representative from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network how many of the "banksters" that crashed the economy have been brought up against charges and prosecuted? How about those at the credit rating agencies that gave high marks to inherently worthless financial instruments that they didn't understand - how many have been prosecuted? Let's be honest, the US Government has failed in being a proper steward of the traditional financial/monetary system. A clear case of the pot calling the kettle black.
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