Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1963 letter indicates former pope knew of abuse

OoOoOkaaaay . . . I almost said "gag me" BUT think that might be easily taken out of context. Yuck.

Chechen militant claims Moscow subway blasts

Hmmm... These names are getting more ridiculous the more this crap is plopped out. Chechen??? Chi chi!!! Or "T T's!" Oooh la la!
Still a bummer people suffer for b.s. :(

Woman shot and killed by police in Prairie Village -

Woman shot and killed by police in Prairie Village -

Geesh. . .

Sunday, March 21, 2010

More Biometrics Stuff.

Bacteria On Your Fingertips Could Identify You

Biometrics: Even If Your Eye Is Puffy

Seriously though, I don't need an ID or to be Identified - I KNOW who I am. I am the only one that should EVER have access to my own 'biometrics that remain as nature intended, unaltered and pilfer-free; NOT in any type of electronic form. After all, it IS mine... Or is it?? 
Keep your eyes (and irises) away from the scanners - which are able to scan from over six feet away.  

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Testy" Exchanges Between House Republicans and the Attorney General . . . Sounds Kinky . . .

. . . BUT, it's not...

"How do they do a 'testy' exchange; Possibly similar to gift exchanges. 
  What about a testy testes exchange???"
               (chuckle)   " . . . Testes. Testes. One. Two... Three?!?!?"

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Remote control brain sensor 

Oh yep, and this was in 2002, although these technologies have been in the works for a while.. When we hear of "new" technologies, there are already even more advanced behind doors. There is soooooo much more to this. The hole goes very, very deep, in fact, it may be endless...

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They want our "Bra!nz"

Proven & Available Electronic Harassment Technologies:

This is much far as interesting goes.

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This wasn't as exciting as I was hoping it to be. :(

5 U.S.C. § 552a : US Code - Section 552A: Records maintained on individuals

(3) the term "maintain" includes maintain, collect, use, or
(4) the term "record" means any item, collection, or grouping
of information about an individual that is maintained by an
agency, including, but not limited to, his education, financial
transactions, medical history, and criminal or employment history
and that contains his name, or the identifying number, symbol, or
other identifying particular assigned to the individual, such as
a finger or voice print or a photograph;
(5) the term "system of records" means a group of any records
under the control of any agency from which information is
retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying
number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the
(6) the term "statistical record" means a record in a system of
records maintained for statistical research or reporting purposes
only and not used in whole or in part in making any determination
about an identifiable individual, except as provided by section 8
of title 13;
(7) the term "routine use" means, with respect to the
disclosure of a record, the use of such record for a purpose
which is compatible with the purpose for which it was collected;
(8) the term "matching program" - 
(A) means any computerized comparison of - 
(i) two or more automated systems of records or a system of
records with non-Federal records for the purpose of - 

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I don't see why not... They can stick it where the 'census' doesn't shine.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

If the News Media Told the Truth, This Is What They Would Be Saying:

Breaking News - Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere

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Locking Up the Lizard??? For Some Reason I Doubt It...

The Video That Will Put Geithner Behind Bars | Economy | AlterNet

Yeah, like a slap on the scales is "punishment." Try forty years in maximum security as Bubbah's Bottom Bitch or used as a lab animal in the Lobotomy department, don't forget the mix-n-match possibilities.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tell-Lie-Visions Watch You Watching It

The sensor detects where all viewers are, if viewers are looking at the screen or not, uses an algorithm and geometrical data for determining who is in front of the screen... 


The Swine-ly Sheep says, "Whaaa-t an inNOvation. Biometric flatulence recognition and wipe detection could sheepishly be implemented here."    




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Biometric ID Cards for ALL Workers . . .

Worker ID Card at Center of Immigration Plan -

This lovely legislation is being conjured up by Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) and Lindsay Graham (SC) that requires immigrants, all legal U.S. workers, citizens included, to acquire one of these national-herd spying biometric identification cards.

The Swine-ly Sheep says, "They really come up with some baaaa-d pieces of legislation..."
"Very baaaa-d..."

Hmmm... Just think, one day you go home and instead of the locks being changed, you find a BioKnob or a biometric deadbolt in your front door...these clever devices also log time and date of entry and/or attempts to open. "I KNOW when YOU got home..."

BUT, fingerprints are old news and going out of style. Human Biometric Characteristics are dividable into two main classes: physiological - (which include: fingerprints, iris recognition, vein recognition, facial recognition, DNA, palm prints, and hand geometry) and behavioral - (which includes: signature, voice- way a person speaks, and keystroke dynamics). Better yet, are the latest biometric advances in progress: gait- how a person walks, thermograms of ear canals, the face and retinas, as well as odor and scent. I wouldn't be surprised if the biometric flatulence recognition is also underway...wonder when that comes out (no pun intended); and would that be classified under physiological or behavioral?? 

There could be some fun to be had with the odor and scent biometrics, for instance wipe detection: Someone that just came from a bathroom, "Hey, uhhh, miss a spot??"        

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Monday, March 8, 2010

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

It's nothing new... Seeing articles written on technologies you have been talking about for no less than ten years, you kind of hope that maybe some of the info-seeds you planted have started to take root even though there wasn't any soil to begin with... Seriously, like I'd waste my time and breath for no reason... 

Future Remotely Piloted Aircraft Will Do More Than Surveillance 

March 2010 
By Stew Magnuson 
The widespread introduction of unmanned aerial vehicles to the battlefield during the last decade has been called revolutionary. But their applications so far have mostly been in the reconnaissance and surveillance realm, with only a handful of aircraft able to fire weapons.

Military leaders are beginning think about concepts for the third-generation UAVs. In the future, they will want the drones to do a lot more than peer down on adversaries.

The Air Force sees a world in 15 to 20 years where all its aircraft have an unmanned element, said Col. Eric S. Mathewson, director of the unmanned aerial systems task force at Air Force headquarters.

The Predator and Reaper aircraft carrying out operations today are considered the second-generation unmanned aerial vehicles. The Air Force is already looking at what comes next. It sees a time when every mission the service conducts has an unmanned variant, Mathewson said at the Army Aviation Association of America unmanned systems symposium.

The third-generation drone the Air Force envisions will do airlift, resupply, electronic attack, strike and aerial refueling. However, it only wants to build one workhorse medium to large UAV to do all these missions. This third-generation UAV will have basic flight controls and power systems, but “its guts will be empty. It’s a payload agnostic aircraft,” he said.

The new drone could be an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform one day, and an aerial refueler the next. Or instead of fuel, it could have supplies placed in its hold and be flown to remote bases. A weapon system module for strike missions could also be swapped in when necessary.

“It does nothing. It does everything,” Mathewson said. The service wants to spend the bulk of its money on the modular payloads instead of the aircraft itself, he added. 

He likened the concept to an iPhone, a service oriented product in which outsiders such as contractors supply applications rapidly in response to the consumers’ needs.

“This is where we’re going. This is what we want to do as far as this interoperable architecture,” he added. “Hopefully all the services can come together and work on that.”

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Glenn M. Walters, deputy director for resources and acquisitions for the Joint Staff, J8, warned against using old business practices for building UAVs. Models shouldn’t be in the inventory for 30 years as some other equipment. If a production line is started, it shouldn’t last more than five years, he said. Then the aircraft should be redesigned.
“That’s the philosophy we need to get to because the battlefield changes a lot quicker than that, and we need to keep up,” Walters said.

In the near term, the fight in Afghanistan is accelerating resupply as a new UAV mission. Remote outposts that cannot be served by fixed-wing aircraft and a shortage of helicopter pilots are pushing the military to explore the use of automated rotary-wing logistics aircraft.

Gen. James F. Amos, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, and Gen. James Mattis, commander of Joint Forces Command, along with officials from the U.S. Transportation Command, are spearheading an effort to speed a vertical take-off and lift capability into the field. Some aircraft have already been tested in Afghanistan, Gen. Duncan McNabb, Transcom commander, told Washington, D.C.-based reporters. Dropping supplies by parachute is the traditional way to resupply troops in hard-to-reach posts, he noted. But a UAV alternative could be “beneficial,” he said. Air drops are a one-way trip, he noted.

“For us, the biggest issue using air drop to get stuff in is not getting the stuff in, but getting the stuff back out.”

The soldiers or marines on the ground may not care about returning items. They just want to receive needed supplies. Not all of the items delivered to bases are meant to be consumed or left behind, though. Some equipment needs to be returned.

Col. Robert J. Sova, capability manager for unmanned aerial systems at the Army Training and Doctrine Command, said there is a need for unpiloted resupply missions. The operational readiness of Army resupply helicopters is high, but “it’s the crews that we don’t have enough of.”

If there were an automated aircraft that could take over these relatively easy and mundane resupply missions, then pilots would be freed up to take on more demanding and “high-value” tasks. “We’re not going to get more people,” Sova added.

It is not necessary to develop new UAVs to accomplish this, Sova said. The current airlift helicopters could be configured to do unpiloted missions. That way, the Army leverages the technology it has already developed.

“I truly believe, and I have talked to our industry partners, that we have the ability to take the man out of the cockpit in those platforms,” Sova said.

Special operators also want unmanned aircraft to perform some of their unique missions, said Col. Steven D. Mathias, director of special operations aviation at the Army Special Operations Command.

For example, psychological operations units would like to drop leaflets or broadcast messages through loudspeakers mounted on drones to carry out missions.

Communications relay is another important task that UAVs can perform, he said.

Special operators, as well as marines and soldiers, have had difficulties communicating in deep valleys or in urban landscapes where tall buildings or mountains block radio signals. An aerial drone can serve as a relay and push communications back to a home base or to other units nearby.

All these potential new missions will work fine if airspace is uncontested.

Army and Air Force officials were asked repeatedly at the conference about their plans for protecting UAVs in contested airspace. For the past eight years, during the rapid increase in unmanned aircraft use, the U.S. military has operated over the friendly skies of Afghanistan, Iraq and other territories. Military analysts and other pundits have questioned how effective UAVs will be in battle against so-called peer competitors — nations that have robust air defenses. Currently, there are no foreign air forces opposing UAVs, or anti-aircraft batteries primed to shoot them down.

Only the Air Force’s Mathewson responded. “The third-generation UAS will be required to have some capability when it comes to contested airspace,” he said, without elaborating.

Long term, the Defense Department’s Fiscal Year 2009-2034 Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap said there are plans for robotic fighter jets with air-to-air combat missions in the 2025 timeframe.

The plan calls for “UAS to conduct air-to-air combat operations [where they] can fly into areas the U.S. does not have aerial dominance and engage in air-to-air combat defeating enemy fighters with greater maneuverability and at higher performance than ‘manned’ aircraft.”

A drone capable of reaching Mach speeds and arriving anywhere on Earth within two to three hours to deliver either surveillance or strike capabilities is also included in long-range plans.

Also in the roadmap are other capabilities that go far beyond simply transmitting full-motion video.

For the Navy, it calls for UAVs that can detect and neutralize surface, near-surface or floating sea mines. An air-to-air tanker is envisioned for the Air Force in the 2025 timeframe. And for combat medics, there are plans for a drone that can fly in medical supplies and carry back the wounded while keeping them on life-support systems.  

Thirty years out, Mathewson said the Air Force foresees a day when more than the aircraft are automated. Ground robots on tarmacs are going to do the refueling, routine maintenance and munitions loading.

Using robots to perform tasks normally carried out by ground crews would be difficult today since current fleets are not configured to be serviced by robots. Although designing future aircraft so they can accommodate automation would make that relatively easy, he said.

Furthermore, there is no reason why transport aircraft can’t be flown without pilots today — other than the cultural barriers, of course. He admitted flying in a plane with no one in the cockpit would be unnerving for some.

“Automation is all around us. So why do we waste time and effort going from point A to point B?” he asked. Commercial airliners are already on autopilot for most of their flights.

The reliability of these systems is improving, Mathewson said.

“If that airplane has to do an emergency landing, it will nail the parameters — versus a human being who is going to make some errors,” he said.

What if the computer goes bad? “It will go bad if there is a person there or not. It’s the same outcome,” he said.

“This is where we see our Air Force going over the next 40 years,” he added.

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