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GOOGLE COLLECTED PERSONAL DATA FROM HOUSEHOLD WIFI

A few years ago, Google sent out an army of cars with cameras on top, to photograph images of streets at eye level, no matter how remote or obscure. To date they have covered an impressive area.

At the time, some believed Google were also collecting private data from residents wi-fi connection. Like emails and passwords.

However, Google denied it.

But now, an investigation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has found that Google cars did carry software, which harvested data being transferred from unsecured wifi networks, as their cars passed by.

According to the reports, the cars could collect 250 kb of data per router, or 25 emails each.

Some have said, this is the fault of the residents for not securing their wifi networks.

But why would Google allow software to be installed in a car meant to be just taking photographs?

If I walked into your front door, even if you had left it open, and opened your mail and read it, would you not be mad? Is that not illegal?

Is this so different?

And what now? Are street view cameras still harvesting our data? Do they still have this data stored, along with all the other data they harvest from their customers every second of every day?

And how are they using it?

Wave of Suicides Hit France

Over the French holiday weekend a wave of suicides hit France. 12 people committed suicide on French railways, in unrelated incidents across the country, causing chaos across the french rail networks with 30,000 passengers affected.

In one incident a father jumped in front of a train holding his 19 month old baby. In Paris late Sunday night, the city taxi-drivers had to be called upon to help 10,500 stranded travellers.

France has a higher rate of suicide than it’s neighbours. With 33 per 1,000 taking their own life; compared to roughly half that rate in the UK and Spain.

In Japan, where suicide is recorded as one of the highest in the world, studies have shown that the economic hardship, depression and lack of job prospects are key among victims.

Is it about culture, economics or something else?

Playing now on Prophet.TV

via Wave of Suicides Hit France.

IRAN ENRICHING URANIUM TO HIGHER LEVELS THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

The West and Israel have believed for a long time that Iran are seeking to build a nuclear bomb.

It should not come as a surprise that Iran have enriched their uranium to a higher level then they had previously said.

Iran have said this is due to an “error”.

Prophet TV has taught previously that the Iranian administration in Tehran believe they are appointed by Allah to bring about the reign of the Mahdi.

The Mahdi is a messianic figure within Islam.

They believe he will be revealed at a time of great distraction when Israel is destroyed.

Despite Obama’s assurances to stand by Israel, many still believe Israel will attack Iran in a bid to stop them achieving their goal of a nuclear device.

If Israel attacks Iran, it would likely leave her even more isolated, as Obama and most of Europe are against military action being taken against Iran by Israel, so who will stand with her?

WHAT IS THE CAA?

What is the CAA?

The CAA is the Creative Arts Agency

The CAA represents many of the A-list of Hollywood as well as top musicians and sports stars.

They boast an enviable client list including: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, James Cameron, Steven Speilberg, Bruce Willis… the list goes on.

Such is the power of the agency their offices are nicknamed the “Death Star”

The CAA has six partners: Richard Lovett, Bryan Lourd, Kevin Huvane, Rick Nicita, David “Doc” O’Connor, and Rob Light.

But the main power, lies with Richard Lovatt and Bryan Lourd.

These men can make or break a career; if they don’t like you, you won’t get work, and they are feared throughout the industry.

Richard Lovatt is Jewish with a passion for Yoga, his brilliance at securing big names, has seen his rise to the top of the CAA.

Bryan Lourd was the husband of Carrie Fisher, before leaving her for another man, when he “came out” as homosexual in 1994.

The studios tend to do what they suggest, as they hold great influence within the industry;  Name any top movie or TV show, and the chances are the majority of the cast, as well as the director, are clients of the Creative Arts Agency.

 

FORMER SENATOR CHRIS DODD, NOW HEAD OF U.S. MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION

Chris Dodd served 36 years as Senator of Connecticut: 6 years in the House of Representatives and 30 years in the Senate.

Dodd’s father, Thomas Dodd, was also a member of the House of Representatives, and a Senator. He also served as an Ambassador to Costa Rica and Uruguay.

Significantly, Thomas Dodd was involved in the Nuremburg Trials of Nazi War Criminals after the Second World War.

He cross examined many prominent Nazis, and helped with the collection and presentation of evidence.

He was presented the Medal of Freedom, the Certificate of Merit, and the Czechoslovak Order of the White Lion.

Chris Dodd followed his father into politics, being elected to the Senate in 1980.

Dodd was instrumental in many pieces of key legislation:

– Family and Medical Leave Act, which included paid leave for carers, and a corporate carbon tax.

-Credit Card, Accountability, and Disclosure Act

-Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act, which means a sample of every child’s blood is taken at birth and stored without the parents consent.

-He was also on the Health, Education, Labour and Pensions Committee. As acting committee Chairman it was his job to get the Health Care Reform Bill passed.

Dodd’s career has not been without other controversy, he was caught up in the:

-Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac controversies

-Irish Cottage Controversy

– AIG federal assistance and bonuses controversy.

Dodd’s questionable activities have led political opponents to question his leadership and judgement for high office, with fellow Democrate Senator Roger Pearson saying,

“Senator Dodd stood up on the stage with President Obama when the President announced his healthcare plan and urged legislators to move forward with reform,”

Pearson said. “Now Chris Dodd has failed the President and failed us, lacking the leadership to push this most important initiative through.

“If Senator Dodd wasn’t so busy trying to distance himself from all the money he’s gotten from AIG, big healthcare companies and all the rest of the big money special interests, then maybe he could have spent time pushing healthcare,”

Dodd also worked closely with U.S. Representative for Massachusetts Democrat, Barney Frank.

Together they worked on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, after the 2008 recession.

The act was meant to protect the economy from banks or corporations becoming “too big to fail”

Critics say the bill is not fit for purpose, and it is now stopping banks from lending money to small and medium sized businesses, and this is a major cause of the sluggish growth in the economy.

Dodd retired as a Senator before the 2010 mid-term elections. After seeing his poll rating plummet making it look highly unlikely he would win another term in office.

In March 2011 he accepted the role as Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

Dodd has been at the Cannes film festival promoting American films to the world.

As CEO of MPAA, Dodd was also one of the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)  and PIPA bills biggest supporters.

These anti-privacy bills would see websites containing illegal material banned and the sites blocked – technology used in nations like China and Iran to stifle free speech.

After widespread anger the bills were dropped last year, but Dodd has recently said, he believes the bills will be resurrected in some new form after the Presidential election, probably softening the implications of “theft”.

The MPAA wants (and needs) to gain control over the internet; they see it is as one of the most dangerous threats to their continued control over the entertainment industry.

Prophet TV have been exposing the political bias in the media.

The MPAA promotes American film and television worldwide.

The appointment of the liberal Dodd, to the position of CEO, strengthens the hold of the liberal elite on the media.

In America today the liberal left and the media are indistinguishable.

 

via FORMER SENATOR CHRIS DODD, NOW HEAD OF U.S. MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION.

GEORGE CLOONEY OBAMA DINNER – BIDEN SLAMS THE WEALTHY – TACTICS TO DISTRACT FROM THE MAIN ISSUES?

BIDEN SLAMS THE WEALTHY – TACTICS TO DISTRACT FROM THE MAIN ISSUES?

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Again the Obama camp are attacking the wealthy. One must ask are they looking to create this great class war, where the wealthy owe the poor something.

But statistics show the majority of the wealthy in this country have their wealth through hard work- not privilege, not handed to them on a silver plater. Furthermore, the wealthy already contribute the most to the Federal Reserve, but take the least out of it.

Are Obama and Biden trying to create a sense of injustice in people? Making them feel the rich CEO of that big company owes them something? Are we seeing yet more of that division being created across America?

Is this attack not slightly hypocritical when Obama and Biden hold fundraisers with George Cloony and hedge fund managers? Asking the mega rich for massive donations to finance his re-election bid.

via  BIDEN SLAMS THE WEALTHY – TACTICS TO DISTRACT FROM THE MAIN ISSUES?.

Obama talks gay rights at Clooney fundraiser

As the Presidential elections are only 5 months away Obama is busy on the fund-raising trail, building a substantial war chest.

Recently George Clooney hosted an Obama fundraiser at his Hollywood home, which raised nearly $15 million.

Tickets cost $40,000 each and amongst the 150 guests were Barbara Streisand, Salma Hayek, Tobey Maguire and Jack Black.

Obama delighted the crowd with his speech endorsing gay-rights, which came only days after he came out, openly expressing his views on same-sex marriage, after conversations with his children.

Since Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, he has been free in expressing his support of Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.

With so many big money democrat supporters – passionate about same-sex marriage, or homosexual issues, – Obama has seen this position pay off with significant donations pouring in.

Although his strong black support base tend to hold a traditional view on marriage, Obama seems to be hoping they will vote according to race, and not moral conviction.

 

“You must be a Conservative Republican…”

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered
altitude and spotted a man below.
She shouted to him, “Excuse me, can
you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I
don’t know where I am.”
The man looked at his GPS and replied,
“You are in a balloon approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level.
You are 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.”
She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a Republican.”

“I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “Everything you told me is
technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and I’m still lost.
Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

The man smiled and responded, “You must be a Democrat.”
“I am,” replied the woman. “How did you know?”

“Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going.
You’ve risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air.
You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect ME to solve your problem.

You’re in EXACTLY the same position
you were in before we met, but somehow now, it’s MY fault.

European Bailout Fund- Oct ’11

This October we ran a mission into Europe. This was a crucial time as European Union leaders were about to hold a key summit to deal with the ongoing debt crisis.

The week leading up to  the summit the negative headlines continued, yet the stock markets across Europe rose each day, resulting in the highest market gains in 11 months.

The summit was also very fruitful, a way forward was presented, including: a hair-cut for Greek debt, a €1 trillion bail-out fund, and a deal to re-capitalise the banks.

However, within days of the mantle leaving Europe the optimism evaporated and the deal struck seemed to fall apart as Greece called for a referendum, and investors backed off from contributing to the bailout fund. One partner watching the news, and unaware that the Europe mission had ended and the mantle had returned to America said, “I knew DP was out of Europe, it all just fell apart suddenly, and the hope left.” A sustained presence in a region is essential, Support Prophet TV so we can have a sustained presence in these regions.

What’s Causing the High Suicide Rate at France Telecom? – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.com

Within the last eighteen months there have been twenty-three suicides among the employees of France Telecom, Europe’s third largest telecommunications company, the latest occurring on September 11th by a 32-year-old woman who jumped from her office window in Paris.

There is now an investigation under way, and just one day before the latest suicide France telecom had said that it was postponing the company’s reorganization until October the 31st and they were going to increase medical staff by 10 percent.

Because of the problem of suicide in the company, the Chief Executive Officer of France Telecom, Didier Lombard met with the French Labor Minister, Xavier Darcos. Darcos asked the staff of France Telecom to begin having talks with staff representatives to learn to detect signs of distress and suicide.

The reorganization is the cause many contribute to the suicides. Because of the notes that people left behind and the places in which they chose to commit their suicide, it is apparent that unhappiness and stress in the workplace did play a role.

But I ask, musn’t this just be a trigger for an already existing problem? Or can a job really push an otherwise happy and normal person to ending his or her own life?

I spoke with some people I know in France, one who works for France Telecom and another who does not. The one who does work there told me, when I asked about it, that indeed the environment at France Telecom had become very strange. The other reported that he heard that the reason people were having such a hard time is because the majority of the employees there were of civil servant status — meaning that France Telecom could not fire them, or would at least have a very difficult time doing so. Therefore, in order to try to convince them to leave on their own account the company would do things like make them sit in strange places in the office, like small corner cubicles and give them dreadful jobs that they’d find unpleasant.

Personally, I think I would leave such a post before I became suicidal but I understand what might keep a person at such a job, as the salary is surely regulated and perhaps there is a retirement benefit to look forward to, or at the least job security. This situation reminds me of the situation here in the States some years ago with postal workers, which spurred the popular phrase “going postal,” which means that someone becomes insane and hurts others. Also, a person’s job becomes part of their identity and often that’s hard to let go.

On a more positive note, out of France Telecom’s 100,000 plus employees, those suicides represent something close to the national average for suicides, which is 17.6 per 100,000.

Source:

France Telecom Employee Suicides Prompt Action

By Gregory Viscusi and Matthew Campbell

Sept 15, Bloomberg

READ: What’s the cause of french suicide?

via What’s Causing the High Suicide Rate at France Telecom? – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.com.

Suicide in France: Some Hypotheses

The relatively high suicide rate in France is investigated and a number of influences are hypothesized as causative. These include, on a societal and demographic level, a history of high immigration, low emigration, a high proportion of old people, high urbanization, extraordinarily high alcoholism, and the extreme gap in income between upper and lower classes. The rigid bureaucracy of the state can leave the individual feeling infuriated and defeated. The legal system produces many injustices, such as long imprisonment without charges. The Church is liberal and supplies little prophylaxis against suicide. Overall, social integration must be judged to be low. Culturally, French values include an underlying pessimism, no strong fear of death, strong pressures to behave correctly and much malice toward neighbors. The modal personality structure contains defensive, constricted elements producing a vulnerable pseudo-autonomy. French child-rearing practices are effective in producing such personalities.

Read: Suicide in France

NEW YORKERS LIVING LONGER: 2004 DEATH RATE LOWEST EVER; 1,747 FEWER DEATHS THAN IN 2003

1,243 Fewer Heart Disease Deaths; Still Leading Preventable Cause of Death AIDS Deaths Have Decreased 80% Since Peak in 1994; Still 3rd Leading Cause of Death for NY’ers Under 65

NEW YORK CITY – January 5, 2006 – There were 57,466 deaths in New York City in 2004, a reduction of 1,747 deaths – including 1,243 fewer heart disease deaths – from 2003. New York City ‘s death rate reached a historic low of 7.2 per 1,000 people in 2004. Today the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) released its 2004

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New Yorkers Living Longer: 2004 Death Rate Lowest