Archive for the Privacy Category

Quantitative Easing Explained (As Cartoon)

Posted in Big Brother, Economics, Privacy with tags , , , on October 10, 2012 by John

Quantitative Easing Explained (As Cartoon) Viewer discretion advised, contains one or two swear words.

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The American Dream (An animated history of banking)

Posted in Asset Protection, Asset Protection & Tax Planning., Economics, Financial Freedom, Nanny State, Privacy, Private Banking, Secrecy on September 8, 2012 by John

The banks have created a system whereby everyone has to borrow to keep up with the inflation (caused by their lending practices), but there is never enough money in the economy to pay back the debt plus interest. It’s like a board game where every round, one of the players must go bankrupt, and the bank takes their real assets. It’s a great game for the banks, but a fraudulent contract at the root. See “The American Dream” for an excellent and entertaining video on how this all works:

Viewer discretion is advised

This is not a children’s cartoon and deals with themes that may be above the understanding of younger children. The film has some moderately strong language and cartoon violence, which is a shame as it should be shown in Senior/high schools.

What is wrong with this picture?

Posted in Nanny State, Privacy, Secrecy, Uncategorized on February 16, 2012 by John
George Orwell Lived Here and now there is a surveilance camera on it!!

George Orwell lived here and now there is a surveillance camera on it!!

Friends of Assange Strike Back

Posted in Big Brother, Privacy, Secrecy with tags , on December 8, 2010 by John

A group of internet activists or “Hacktivists” have organised denial of service attacks upon various corporate websites of groups which they feel are or have been acting against Julian Assange and the freedom of wiki-leaks

BBC News website article

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11935539

Wikileaks suffer denial of service attack anyone surprised?

Posted in Big Brother, Financial Freedom, Nanny State, Privacy, Secrecy, Uncategorized with tags , , on December 3, 2010 by John

Hi
Freedom of speech is under pressure again,  I have found a couple of IP addresses for wikileaks – US cables site but things are changing quickly so try:

http://twitter.com/wikileaks

for updates or

http://213.251.145.96/

which was working  at 10:12 am GMT 03-12-2010

Electronic Privacy Information Centre(EPIC) Submits Comments to Council of Europe on Profiling

Posted in Big Brother, Financial Freedom, Nanny State, Privacy, Secrecy on October 2, 2010 by John

On September 14, 2010 Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) submitted comments regarding a proposed appendix to the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing Personal Data in the Context of Profiling. Better known as the Privacy Convention, the measure was adopted by the Council of Europe in June 2010 by the Consultative Committee of the Convention 108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data. The convention’s primary purpose is to strengthen data protection.

In its comments, EPIC urged the Committee to strengthen the legal protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal information in the context of profiling. EPIC addressed three issues from the draft recommendation that raised concern, including the absence of a definition for “Privacy Enhancing Technology” and the omission of “sex” as part of the definition of “Sensitive Data,” and the lack of a research framework to monitor profiling from the private and public sector. EPIC stated that individuals must be able to freely

exchange information without risk that improper profiles will be established and concluded that failure to protect the fundamental right of privacy thus adversely impacts the free flow of information.

EPIC strongly supports Council of Europe Convention 108, and has launched a campaign urging the United States Government to support the Council of Europe Privacy Convention. On January 28, 2010, twenty-nine members of the EPIC Advisory Board wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to urge that the United States begin the process of ratification of Council of Europe Convention 108.

As an advocate for the Madrid Privacy Declaration, EPIC acknowledged in its comments, that States must establish a comprehensive legal framework for privacy protection and an independent data protection authority that

aids in assessing any adverse effect in individual privacy. The Madrid Declaration reminds the European Union member countries and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development member countries of their obligations to protect the civil rights of their citizens under national constitutions and laws.

Epic news letter 01/10/10

Contact

http://www.epic.org

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epic_news@mailman.epic.org

Ukrainian Church Leads Protests Against Identification Numbers

Posted in Electronic surveillance, Financial Freedom, Nanny State, Privacy, Secrecy, Tax Avoidance with tags , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2010 by John

Tax codes for citizens threaten the independence of the Ukraine, considers The head of the Ukrainian orthodox church of the Moscow Patriarchy metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan. He has urged deputies of the Supreme Rada (Parliament) to consider within the new personal Tax codes for Ukrainians  to allow citizens  to carry out  payments without identification numbers, informs “Interfax”.

Metropolitan Vladimir has stated position of the Church on the official web site with the reference to the president of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych, prime minister Nikolay Azarov, the chairman of the Supreme Rada Vladimir Litvinu and the heads of opposition parties.

The church sets out that it is defending human rights, understanding the concerns that many followers do not accept identification numbers. “Introducing codification of people from the moment of  birth with the unique unified document of the individual – an electronic card, through which the state actually authorises electronic shadowing and  control in all areas of human life”, – head of Ukrainian Church has noted in his circulation.

He has expressed opinion that there can be a loss of independence of Ukraine: “As the project of the Tax code of Ukraine is developed according to not only international standards, but also requirements which provide  information transfer of personal character to other states and the international organisations can happen such that not only each person will lose a personal liberty, but also our state independence”.

Metropolitan Vladimir asks deputies “to provide the creation of constitutional laws for citizens who  have refused acceptance of identification numbers, by entering into the project of the Tax code of Ukraine special legislative instructions which would provide an alternative form of account for taxpayers, and also provide the possibility of citizens to carry out any payments without identification number”.

[ The request] “expressed an obligation to the State tax administration on behalf of its local tax inspections, to bring –  on the basis of statements from citizens – a mark in their passports providing the possibility to carry out payments without an identification number and to cancel identification numbers of citizens which have refused them.

In July, 2009 a  group of deputies from the two factions of the Ukraine parliament developed and  registered the project of the “Tax code of Ukraine” which unifies legislation in the sphere of taxation in the Supreme Rada and will try to set it in to law for a long time.