Ally B

22 May 19
The Lexet Blog

John Bolton has never met a war he didn’t like. Except for his participation in Vietnam, where he dodged the draft. As we will discuss in Part 2, there is another war he would rather ignore-that over our southern border. In the meantime, every wrong he sees in the world is the fault of Iran. […]

22 May 19

At just 26, Waiz Rahim is supposed to be involved in the family business, having returned home in 2016 with an engineering degree from the University of Southern California. Instead, the young entrepreneur is plotting to build the Amazon of Bangladesh. Deligram, Rahim’s vision of what e-commerce looks like in Bangladesh, a country of nearly […]

22 May 19
#WeThePeople

How the Ruling Class Re-Enslaved the Black Community Noah Burger The United States currently incarcerates more people, per capita, than any other nation. Our country’s incarceration rates extend past the worlds next highest jailers, Russia and Rwanda, by nearly seventy-five percent (Sentencing Project, 2017). In countries like Russia and Rwanda, high incarceration rates make sense; […]

22 May 19
AntiCommunist Archive

Category:  Historical Reprints. Source:  Straight Talk! Published By The Edmund Burke Society. Editor:  F. Paul Fromm Associate Editor:  Kastuś Akula Writers:  E.B.S. members and friends Directors:  The Council of the E.B.S. Volume III Number 10, July-August 1971 New:  The Edmund Burke Society is a movement dedicated to preserving and promoting the basic virtues of Western […]

22 May 19
FX Forex Trading

[ad_1] #politicnews #politictrading #tradingpolitics U.S. says signs Syria may be using chemical weapons, warns of quick response By David Brunnstrom and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (-) – The United States sees signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria, the State Department said on Tuesday, […]

22 May 19
Russia News Now

Hypocritical to the core, the execution of false-flag events spare aggressive states the ignominy of appearing in public as the warmongering psychopaths they are, lest their subjects get the wrong idea as to exactly who is governing over them. The last thing tyrannical rulers want, after all, are battles raging on two fronts, especially if […]

21 May 19
Boulder Daily Camera
Chuck Wibby For the Camera A little over a week ago the Camera published an article titled “Transit plan uses cell tracking data.” The first sentence in the article read, “Boulder County officials have gathered cellphone location data to inform an update to their Transportation Master Plan …” I thought to myself, this is unbelievable. So I watched the Camera for the expected deluge of letters to the editor expressing outrage over this latest intrusion into our privacy. But not one letter was published. No one seemed to give a hoot. And on top of the privacy concerns, no one seemed to care that the county had spent $18,900 to get information that is obvious to anyone who has a brain. For example, the county paid to find out that the majority of commuters who drive into Longmont do so on U.S. 287. Maybe that is why the city of Longmont has called U.S. 287 “Main Street” for the past century. So how did the county get the cellphone tracking data for tens of thousands of people without their direct permission? Turns out that for tech companies and, apparently, their government allies, there is a huge difference between consent and control. It seems that government rules and regulations, or the lack thereof, make it perfectly legal for a tech company to gather, use and sell our personal data on a seemingly eternal basis whenever we consent to accept a 15-cent discount on a bottle of milk or access to some new and probably useless app. So what happened this time? As stated in the Camera article, the county contracted with a California company named Streetlight Data. The whole chain of events starts with location-based service apps and navigation-GPS apps on your smartphones. These apps collect your location data in some cases even if the app is not being used or even if your phone is in airplane mode or turned off. So-called “big data” companies then purchase your data and load it into their databases. They then turn around and sell it to companies such as Streetlight who massage the data and sell it to businesses who want to know where their customers are coming from or government agencies who want to know where and how people are moving around. Turns out Streetlight can figure out where a cellphone lives and where it goes to and the route it takes to get from point A to B. But don’t worry, Streetlight makes sure they don’t get personal data from their big-data partners before they download it into their databases and then sell it back to the government. I guess we don’t need to worry that our personal information has been captured by the big-data companies in the first place. After all the big-data companies have super, super strong security against data breaches. And if that isn’t already enough of an intrusion into our privacy, Streetlight goes further and buys data from a GE company called Current. Current sells to cities and counties what it calls CityIQ “smart” LED streetlights that incorporate cameras and microphones. GE is so confident that we are too stupid to care about these things that they have a promotional video where city officials in San Diego, where they have employed 3,200 of the lights-camera-sensor things, brag about how they can now “track cars and people and bikes and … all sorts of things … getting really granular data about … how people move.” The video then has a GE engineer tell the viewer that they built a system for San Diego that “allows for open access to all the city data from these connected street light nodes.” In other words, GE sells the LED/sensors to the city, has the city collect all kinds of data for them, and then they turn around and sell the data on the open market. Nice job by the city of San Diego in protecting the privacy of its citizens. In case you don’t realize the magnitude what GE has negotiated when it sells their cameras, the video ends with a statement that “Sensors from Current, powered by GE, will open 75 terabytes of data per year to city planners and developers.” Data about you collected without your consent that will then be sold on the open market so that some company can sell you something or some county will be able to control how you get from your house to work. The willingness of Boulder County to be a participant in supporting an industry that pays no heed to privacy tells us that maybe it’s time for one of the county’s sustainability managers to be replaced by an ethics and privacy officer.
21 May 19
FX Forex Trading

[ad_1] #worldnews #tradingupdate #globalnews © -. FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during his visit to a packing center of the CLAP program, in Caracas By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (-) – The United States is preparing sanctions and criminal charges against Venezuelan officials and others suspected of using a military-run food aid program to […]

21 May 19
The life of Ally 📚🐶

I have no time to read today 😢 a day that was supposed to be nice and simple has turned out to be hectic .. because I was due to be up all night waiting for the cat to return and I had my driving lesson booked for 12:15 today I only had two dogs […]

21 May 19
Russia News Now

This handout picture released by the US Navy on May 8, 2019, shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) while conducting a replenishment-at-sea with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 9), while MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 5, transfer stores between […]

21 May 19
Redefine Twenty

Mary Two-Axe Earley, Kanien’kehá:ka, was a Mohawk elder, and an advocate for women and children, and a human rights activist. Two-Axe Earley grew up on the Kahnawà:ke reserve, a farming community adjacent to the St. Lawrence River, on Montréal’s south shore. The Kanien’kehá:ka are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy). Two-Axe […]

21 May 19
Russia News Now

Nuclear War vs. Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Will Prevail Federico Pieraccini  |  Strategic Culture Foundation The global trend in international relations is often difficult to discern. But one can be helped in this task by looking at two events, organized in Washington and Beijing, comparing the different themes, participants, objectives, and broached for discussion. After […]

21 May 19
The Irish Sun
A FORMER US spy chief has revealed hidden targets the country can use to eradicate an Iranian threat without putting “boots on the ground”. Michael Pregent, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, published a map yesterday showing options on how to confront Iran’s regime and its allies in the Middle East. A huge deployment of up to 120,000 troops is being planned if Iran attacks American forces in a chilling echo of the Iraq war (file photo) Michael Pregent’s map: ‘What a military confrontation would actually look like based on IRGC and IRGC-QF actions. No Boots on The Ground in Iran’ [bc_video video_id=”6035253486001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”US B-52 bombers arrive in Middle East to counter ‘credible threat’ of Iran missile strike”] In recent days rumours have swirled that President Donald Trump and his national security adviser John Bolton are rushing into a conflict with Iran, with plans to send 120,000 US forces to the Middle East. But US authorities have downplayed the claims and says it is not seeking war. Pregent said  he “made this [map] to counter the narratives of ‘war with Iran'”. He added: “I wanted to show where and how Iran could hit the US and allies and what a measured response would be.” In the last week, four oil tankers were sabotaged in the Gulf of Oman. BUILDING TENSIONS Iranian-backed Houthis used drones to attack Saudi oil facilities and a rocket was fired near the US Embassy in Baghdad. A huge US naval presence has already built up in the Gulf over recent weeks as Washington accuses Terhan of plotting to disrupt and attack its interests and allies. An aircraft carrier group, Patriot missiles and B-52 bombers have been sent to counter alleged – but as yet specified – threats in the region. The US has warned that any attack by Iran or its proxies would result in retaliation. Iranian Parliament’s vice-speaker Ali Motahhari said: “The US military forces’ deployment in the Persian Gulf is more of the nature of psychological warfare. “They are not ready for a war – especially when Israel is within our range.” [quote credit=”Michael Pregent” credit-meta=”Former US spy chief”]The US is well positioned to respond to an effective attack in multiple areas[/quote] Iran has allies Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip – but it also has a number of missiles aimed at Israel. Pregent’s map hopes to pose a solution. It shows a variety of pressure points where Iranian forces are present. Iran is spread out over an area from the Bab el-Mandeb straits to Syria and Lebanon. Starting in Yemen, US allies, such as the Saudis and Emiratis could strike at the Houthis. The US or allies could also strike at the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the area. Pregent points out that the US’s current campaign of pressure on Iran seems to be working, leaving the country with difficulty funding operations in Syria and funding Hezbollah. He added: “The US is well positioned to respond to an effective attack in multiple areas. I would argue that any response should have a proxy target and an IRGC one as well, hit both simultaneously.” ‘END OF IRAN’ Trump warned on May 19 that if Iran wants a fight that it would result in the “official end of Iran” but he left open a call for negotiations. He tweeted: “In the meantime, their economy continues to collapse, very sad for the Iranian people.” Tehran and Washington have been escalating rhetoric against each other in recent weeks, following Trump’s decision to try to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero and beef up the U.S. military presence in the Gulf in response to what he said were Iranian threats. Trump said the tightened sanctions were intended to push Iran to make concessions beyond the terms of the 2015 international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Trump withdrew the United States from the pact a year ago. Last week, Washington pulled some diplomatic staff from its embassy in Baghdad following attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN WORLD NEWS” posts_category=”14″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday rejected talks with the United States, after Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations “if and when they are ever ready.” After the Senate meeting with the officials, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said they had told lawmakers the recent attacks on shipping and a pipeline in the Middle East were directed by the Iranian government. “They explained to us how the Iranian threat streams were different than in the past, that the attack on the ships and the pipeline was coordinated and directed by the Iranian government, the ayatollah,” Graham told reporters. Fevered tensions between the US and Iran have increased in recent days as an American military presence in the region is heightened in response to alleged Iranian threats The oil tanker MT Andrea Victory off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, was hit by a sabotage attack – which is being blamed on Iran US Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has already been deployed to the region to beef up American military might An F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft launches from the flight deck the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Persian Gulf B-52 bombers have been deployed to bases in Qatar to front up to the Iranian threat The US has also beefed up its deployment of Patriot missiles in the region A force of 120,000 troops is on the same scale as the deployment that carried out the 2003 invasion of Iraq President Trump has warned Iran that any provocation from them would be ‘a very bad mistake’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said he would go against the deal signed with Western powers to reduce his country’s nuclear programme Iranian protesters taking part in a state-sponsored anti-American demonstration last week as the US military presence in the Gulf is heightened [bc_video video_id=”6034121532001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani reveals country is ‘reducing its commitments to nuclear deal’ after world powers ‘failed to protect’ it from US sanctions”] We pay for your stories! 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21 May 19
The Scottish Sun
A FORMER US spy chief has revealed hidden targets the country can use to eradicate an Iranian threat without putting “boots on the ground”. Michael Pregent, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, published a map yesterday showing options on how to confront Iran’s regime and its allies in the Middle East. A huge deployment of up to 120,000 troops is being planned if Iran attacks American forces in a chilling echo of the Iraq war (file photo) Michael Pregent’s map: ‘What a military confrontation would actually look like based on IRGC and IRGC-QF actions. No Boots on The Ground in Iran’ [bc_video video_id=”6035253486001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”US B-52 bombers arrive in Middle East to counter ‘credible threat’ of Iran missile strike”] In recent days rumours have swirled that President Donald Trump and his national security adviser John Bolton are rushing into a conflict with Iran, with plans to send 120,000 US forces to the Middle East. But US authorities have downplayed the claims and says it is not seeking war. Pregent said  he “made this [map] to counter the narratives of ‘war with Iran'”. He added: “I wanted to show where and how Iran could hit the US and allies and what a measured response would be.” In the last week, four oil tankers were sabotaged in the Gulf of Oman. BUILDING TENSIONS Iranian-backed Houthis used drones to attack Saudi oil facilities and a rocket was fired near the US Embassy in Baghdad. A huge US naval presence has already built up in the Gulf over recent weeks as Washington accuses Terhan of plotting to disrupt and attack its interests and allies. An aircraft carrier group, Patriot missiles and B-52 bombers have been sent to counter alleged – but as yet specified – threats in the region. The US has warned that any attack by Iran or its proxies would result in retaliation. Iranian Parliament’s vice-speaker Ali Motahhari said: “The US military forces’ deployment in the Persian Gulf is more of the nature of psychological warfare. “They are not ready for a war – especially when Israel is within our range.” [quote credit=”Michael Pregent” credit-meta=”Former US spy chief”]The US is well positioned to respond to an effective attack in multiple areas[/quote] Iran has allies Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip – but it also has a number of missiles aimed at Israel. Pregent’s map hopes to pose a solution. It shows a variety of pressure points where Iranian forces are present. Iran is spread out over an area from the Bab el-Mandeb straits to Syria and Lebanon. Starting in Yemen, US allies, such as the Saudis and Emiratis could strike at the Houthis. The US or allies could also strike at the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the area. Pregent points out that the US’s current campaign of pressure on Iran seems to be working, leaving the country with difficulty funding operations in Syria and funding Hezbollah. He added: “The US is well positioned to respond to an effective attack in multiple areas. I would argue that any response should have a proxy target and an IRGC one as well, hit both simultaneously.” ‘END OF IRAN’ Trump warned on May 19 that if Iran wants a fight that it would result in the “official end of Iran” but he left open a call for negotiations. He tweeted: “In the meantime, their economy continues to collapse, very sad for the Iranian people.” Tehran and Washington have been escalating rhetoric against each other in recent weeks, following Trump’s decision to try to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero and beef up the U.S. military presence in the Gulf in response to what he said were Iranian threats. Trump said the tightened sanctions were intended to push Iran to make concessions beyond the terms of the 2015 international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Trump withdrew the United States from the pact a year ago. Last week, Washington pulled some diplomatic staff from its embassy in Baghdad following attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN WORLD NEWS” posts_category=”15″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday rejected talks with the United States, after Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations “if and when they are ever ready.” After the Senate meeting with the officials, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said they had told lawmakers the recent attacks on shipping and a pipeline in the Middle East were directed by the Iranian government. “They explained to us how the Iranian threat streams were different than in the past, that the attack on the ships and the pipeline was coordinated and directed by the Iranian government, the ayatollah,” Graham told reporters. Fevered tensions between the US and Iran have increased in recent days as an American military presence in the region is heightened in response to alleged Iranian threats The oil tanker MT Andrea Victory off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, was hit by a sabotage attack – which is being blamed on Iran US Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has already been deployed to the region to beef up American military might An F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft launches from the flight deck the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Persian Gulf B-52 bombers have been deployed to bases in Qatar to front up to the Iranian threat The US has also beefed up its deployment of Patriot missiles in the region A force of 120,000 troops is on the same scale as the deployment that carried out the 2003 invasion of Iraq President Trump has warned Iran that any provocation from them would be ‘a very bad mistake’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said he would go against the deal signed with Western powers to reduce his country’s nuclear programme Iranian protesters taking part in a state-sponsored anti-American demonstration last week as the US military presence in the Gulf is heightened [bc_video video_id=”6034121532001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani reveals country is ‘reducing its commitments to nuclear deal’ after world powers ‘failed to protect’ it from US sanctions”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
21 May 19
The Sun
A FORMER US spy chief has revealed hidden targets the country can use to eradicate an Iranian threat without putting “boots on the ground”. Michael Pregent, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, published a map yesterday showing options on how to confront Iran’s regime and its allies in the Middle East. A huge deployment of up to 120,000 troops is being planned if Iran attacks American forces in a chilling echo of the Iraq war (file photo) Michael Pregent’s map: ‘What a military confrontation would actually look like based on IRGC and IRGC-QF actions. No Boots on The Ground in Iran’ [bc_video video_id=”6035253486001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”US B-52 bombers arrive in Middle East to counter ‘credible threat’ of Iran missile strike”] In recent days rumours have swirled that President Donald Trump and his national security adviser John Bolton are rushing into a conflict with Iran, with plans to send 120,000 US forces to the Middle East. But US authorities have downplayed the claims and says it is not seeking war. Pregent said  he “made this [map] to counter the narratives of ‘war with Iran'”. He added: “I wanted to show where and how Iran could hit the US and allies and what a measured response would be.” In the last week, four oil tankers were sabotaged in the Gulf of Oman. BUILDING TENSIONS Iranian-backed Houthis used drones to attack Saudi oil facilities and a rocket was fired near the US Embassy in Baghdad. A huge US naval presence has already built up in the Gulf over recent weeks as Washington accuses Terhan of plotting to disrupt and attack its interests and allies. An aircraft carrier group, Patriot missiles and B-52 bombers have been sent to counter alleged – but as yet specified – threats in the region. The US has warned that any attack by Iran or its proxies would result in retaliation. Iranian Parliament’s vice-speaker Ali Motahhari said: “The US military forces’ deployment in the Persian Gulf is more of the nature of psychological warfare. “They are not ready for a war – especially when Israel is within our range.” [quote credit=”Michael Pregent” credit-meta=”Former US spy chief”]The US is well positioned to respond to an effective attack in multiple areas[/quote] Iran has allies Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip – but it also has a number of missiles aimed at Israel. Pregent’s map hopes to pose a solution. It shows a variety of pressure points where Iranian forces are present. Iran is spread out over an area from the Bab el-Mandeb straits to Syria and Lebanon. Starting in Yemen, US allies, such as the Saudis and Emiratis could strike at the Houthis. The US or allies could also strike at the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the area. Pregent points out that the US’s current campaign of pressure on Iran seems to be working, leaving the country with difficulty funding operations in Syria and funding Hezbollah. He added: “The US is well positioned to respond to an effective attack in multiple areas. I would argue that any response should have a proxy target and an IRGC one as well, hit both simultaneously.” ‘END OF IRAN’ Trump warned on May 19 that if Iran wants a fight that it would result in the “official end of Iran” but he left open a call for negotiations. He tweeted: “In the meantime, their economy continues to collapse, very sad for the Iranian people.” Tehran and Washington have been escalating rhetoric against each other in recent weeks, following Trump’s decision to try to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero and beef up the U.S. military presence in the Gulf in response to what he said were Iranian threats. Trump said the tightened sanctions were intended to push Iran to make concessions beyond the terms of the 2015 international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Trump withdrew the United States from the pact a year ago. Last week, Washington pulled some diplomatic staff from its embassy in Baghdad following attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN WORLD NEWS” posts_category=”328″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday rejected talks with the United States, after Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations “if and when they are ever ready.” After the Senate meeting with the officials, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said they had told lawmakers the recent attacks on shipping and a pipeline in the Middle East were directed by the Iranian government. “They explained to us how the Iranian threat streams were different than in the past, that the attack on the ships and the pipeline was coordinated and directed by the Iranian government, the ayatollah,” Graham told reporters. Fevered tensions between the US and Iran have increased in recent days as an American military presence in the region is heightened in response to alleged Iranian threats The oil tanker MT Andrea Victory off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, was hit by a sabotage attack – which is being blamed on Iran US Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has already been deployed to the region to beef up American military might An F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft launches from the flight deck the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Persian Gulf B-52 bombers have been deployed to bases in Qatar to front up to the Iranian threat The US has also beefed up its deployment of Patriot missiles in the region A force of 120,000 troops is on the same scale as the deployment that carried out the 2003 invasion of Iraq President Trump has warned Iran that any provocation from them would be ‘a very bad mistake’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said he would go against the deal signed with Western powers to reduce his country’s nuclear programme Iranian protesters taking part in a state-sponsored anti-American demonstration last week as the US military presence in the Gulf is heightened [bc_video video_id=”6034121532001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani reveals country is ‘reducing its commitments to nuclear deal’ after world powers ‘failed to protect’ it from US sanctions”] We pay for your stories! 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