Wikileaks – Zimbabwe displaces 25000 people to mine for diamonds, army forces villagers to mine

A Wikileaks cable revealed that around 25000 people were displaced because the Zimbabwe military wanted to clear the area for diamond mining. The area was labeled as “government reserve area” and then the people were to be moved to a “farm” where they were to be provided with tents.

The area is bigger than several hundred square kilometers where the diamond mine was said to be and the area where the villagers were to be moved to was said to be “just rough bush” in the cable.

A Russian gold company then found gold at the location where the villagers were to be moved and then “Consequently, the military is now seeking an alternate relocation site for the villagers.”

The cable also explained of villagers being forced to feed the army and the army forced the villagers dig for diamonds.

The cable dates back to 2009.

The mentioned area in the cable was Marange.

The cable also explained that the reason for this was that Mugabe wanted to use the diamonds to “bail out the failed Zimbabwean economy”.

Brazil approves $178million budget for promoting “Schools Without Homophobia”

Brazil approved a $178 million budget to promote homosexual lifestyle and to fight “homophobia”. The program dubbed “Brazil without homophobia” will cypher the money to homosexual organization in order to promote the program.

The money will also be used to initiate the “Homophobia law” that makes it illegal to speak against homosexuals in the country. It does not end there. Brazil will use the money to promote “schools without homophobia” program that tries to teach children that homophobia is normal and should be accepted.

Many Brazil organizations and family groups have condemned the programs.

Anonymous launches Operation Leakspin

The battle continues for the freedom of information against those that attempt to censor the truth. The non-group Anonymous is launching their newest attack called operation “Leakspin”.

The operation is to take cables that did or does not get enough attention and spread them everywhere. “All the world will know about the injustices perpetrated on the people by governments worldwide.”

The idea has seen massive response thus far and cables that did not get any attention are already getting much more exposure than they did a when they were launched.

One person dies of swine flu in Jerusalem

Swine flue killed one person in Jerusalem today as the flu strikes back. The man was first quarantined and treated but later died. He was booked in on Thursday after testing positive for swine flu.

Swine flu also resurfaced in Finland and infected many in the Parola Armoured Brigade of the army. There are seven cases of H1N1 AND THERE ARE MORE THAN 200 people suffering with symptoms.

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake hits California

A moderate 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit California at around 12:52 UTC time. The earthquake hit at a depth of 10km and was 21km away from Gua. No damage to buildings were reported and no injuries were reported.

This earthquake is above average for the location and might be a sign of bigger earthquakes to come.

The earthquake was measured and recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey

Cyber war, army of hackers – Words to get used to

Many mainstream news outlets are now carrying on with the propaganda war, they are making the people ready to accept “security measures” long planned before Wikileaks even existed. Those security measures will obviously cost you more freedoms like all things security in the United States.

The reason Obama is so silent on the current “war” going on online is because he is sitting back, relaxing and waiting for the dust to settle. Then he will bring out those new online security measures to protect the “citizens of the world” from attacks.

The real cyber war is being waged against the average law abiding citizen that will soon see security measures to keep them safe because the internet is a dangerous place afterall.

We will see Obama, the hero will come help us all and bring in security measures that will crush Anonymous but off course that will require you to either get a licence to browse or a real internet ID. Maybe in the near future security will be so good you will have to log on to the internet with a chip embedded in your arm, that way no one can steal your details.

Obviously there is lot of sarcasm in this article but be ready because new security measures that will once again lessen your freedoms are coming very soon and if we look at people like Lieberman then we see there is entire queues waiting to bring out new “safety measures” that will “protect you” from information mostly that is.

 

Wikileaks "aware" of Anonymous attacks

Wikileaks said they neither condemn nor appluad the attacks against Mastercard, Paypal and State.gov and that the attacks is a reflection of public opinion.

 


Wikileaks is aware that several government agencies and corporations, including the Swedish prosecutor, Mastercard, PayPal and State.gov have come under cyber-attack in recent days, and have often been driven offline as a result.

The attacks are of a similar nature to those received – and endured – by the Wikileaks website over the past week, since the publication of the first of 250,000 US Embassy Cables.

These denial of service attacks are believed to have originated from an internet gathering known as Anonymous. This group is not affiliated with Wikileaks. There has been no contact between any Wikileaks staffer and anyone at Anonymous. Wikileaks has not received any prior notice of any of Anonymous’ actions.

Wikileaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson said: “We neither condemn nor applaud these attacks. We believe they are a reflection of public opinion on the actions of the targets.”

Ron Paul defends Wikileaks on House Floor

Congressman Ron Paul addressed the house about Wikileaks. He stated that the attack on Julian Assange is like killing the messenger for bringing bad news and gave them nine questions to consider:

Number 1: Do the America People deserve know the truth regarding the ongoing wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen?

Number 2: Could a larger question be how can an army private access so much secret information?

Number 3: Why is the hostility directed at Assange, the publisher, and not at our governments failure to protect classified information?

Number 4: Are we getting our moneys worth of the 80 Billion dollars per year spent on intelligence gathering?

Number 5: Which has resulted in the greatest number of deaths: lying us into war or Wikileaks revelations or the release of the Pentagon Papers?

Number 6: If Assange can be convicted of a crime for publishing information that he did not steal, what does this say about the future of the first amendment and the independence of the internet?

Number 7: Could it be that the real reason for the near universal attacks on Wikileaks is more  about secretly maintaining a seriously flawed foreign policy of empire than it is about national security?

Number 8: Is there not a huge difference between releasing secret information to help the enemy in a time of declared war, which is treason, and the releasing of information to expose our government lies that promote secret wars, death and corruption?

Number 9: Was it not once considered patriotic to stand up to our government when it is wrong?

Thomas Jefferson had it right when he advised ‘Let the eyes of vigilance never be closed’

“Some Questions To Consider” Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks “Killing The Messenger For Bad News”

Chavez plans to censor the internet

President Hugo Chavez plans to censor the internet in his country Venezuela under a new law that will go to parliament next week. The president’s lawmakers claim the move is to protect citizens but it would result in something worse than China’s great firewall.

Like usual tyranical goverments, the bill wants to protect people and especially the president because the bill will “restrict” websites that incite violence against the semi dictator.

Venezuela is already on the downward path of media censorship and this will just move things quicker to a locked out society.

South Africa's top Google Searches for 2010

Here are South Africa’s top searches made in 2010, some of them are bizarre while others we think should be there are’nt. Obviously Julius Malema takes the top spot when it comes to politicians because of his various hate speeches.

No comment on Justin Bieber while the other usuals also make the list.

See the list:

Global fastest rising queries, 2010

1. chatroulette
2. Ipad
3. justin bieber
4. nicki minaj
5. Friv
6. Mixer
7. katy perry
8. Twitter
9. Gamezer
10. facebook

Fastest rising searches, South Africa, 2010

1. justin bieber
2. nicki minaj
3. Toptv
4. Locnville
5. die antwoord
6. yahoo sign in
7. powerball results
8. news24.com south Africa
9. moshi monsters
10. afrihost

7. Popular searches, South Africa, 2010

1. Facebook
2. Gmail
3. Google
4. Gumtree
5. Jobs
6. Yahoo
7. YouTube
8. Absa
9. Games
10. News

Fastest rising searches, people, South Africa, 2010

1. justin bieber
2. nicki minaj
3. jack parow
4. Drake
5. julius Malema
6. Shakira
7. kim kardashian
8. cristiano ronaldo
9. Eminem
10. lil wayne

Fastest rising politician searches, South Africa, 2010

1. Julius Malema
2. Nelson Mandela
3. Jacob Zuma
4. Thabo Mbeki
5. Helen Zille
6. Fikile Mbalula
7. Patricia de Lille
8. Siyabonga Cwele
9. Nathi Mthethwa
10. Siphiwe Nyanda

Fastest rising news searches, South Africa, 2010

1. Haiti
2. malema Julius
3. Earthquake
4. Bafana
5. nelson Mandela
6. world cup
7. cape town
8. Soccer
9. Zuma
10. kaizer chiefs

Top mobile searches, South Africa, 2010

1. Facebook
2. Mxit
3. Lyrics
4. Games
5. Love
6. Gmail
7. mp3
8. Music
9. Jobs
10. news

Fastest rising song lyrics searches, South Africa, 2010

1. Airplanes lyrics
2. Bedrock lyrics
3. Deuces lyrics
4. Justin Bieber lyrics
5. Lyrics waka waka
6. not afraid lyrics
7. omg lyrics
8. pyramid lyrics
9. rude boy lyrics
10. stereo love lyrics

Fastest rising World Cup searches, South Africa, 2010

1. Bafana bafana squad
2. brazil soccer team
3. flags of countries
4. park and ride
5. shakira waka waka
6. world cup octopus
7. world cup concert
8. fan parks
9. world cup flags
10. world cup songs

Australian Consumer Commission takes on fixies

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has threatened bicycle shops around Melbourne and other towns that if they sell bicycles without breaks they could be fined $1million.

Their target is fixies. Fixies are fixed geared bicycles that has no breaks. A big movement and sub culture accross the world. These “fixies” are also some of the most hard core bicycle activists that fight for better bicycle roads and conditions.

According to a local newspaper the ACCC already took action against “Surly Steamroller” because it does not have back brakes.

According to the ACCC riding fixies are dangerous to both pedestrians and other cyclists and they say it could cause injury to both.

 

Great Britain and Ireland under snow: NASA satellite image

Greater Britain through Scotland and Ireland are under snow. At some points the conditions was so sever shops started running out of stock because the trucks could not deliver it. On Wednesday, 09 December the temperature dropped below -20C.

The snowfall was so severe in Scotland that some had to abandon their cars that suddenly got stuck on the roads in the snow. This have been some of the coldest recorded records since 1981 and if it continues on this path, this could be the worst winter since 1910.

Southern Spain flood: NASA before & after satellite images

Early in December 2010 there was severe rainfall in Southern Spain that caused flooding throughout the area. There was one death, a small boy that was killed in a flash flood while he was in a car. In the town of Ecija 3 000 people was evacuated after the centre of the city was submerged at points by two meters of water.

NASA have released satellite pictures of that area includes the area from Andalucia and Sevilla. The first was taken on 9th December 2010 and the second was taken on the 10th December 2009. To make it more clear to see the difference in both images they used a combination of infra-red and visible light. It is not only the water that is noticeable but also the plant-life, it is very clear that in 2009 that area was much dryer which means less plant-life. The images was acquired by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.

16 Year old boy arrested on suspicion of being part of Operation Payback

Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 16 year old boy on suspicion of being involved in the 1000’s of people or the non group called Anonymous or Operation Payback.

This was while the “operation” was against Visa and Mastercard earlier today. The 16 year old is believed to have participated in the attacks by the Wikileaks supporters.

Operation Payback might go for the Dutch police website next because of the arrest.

Update: Confirmed, the boy was one of those in Operation Payback

Operation Payback's Facebook page taken down

Operation Payback, the people behind the various hacks and DDoS attacks had their Facebook page with more than 5000 members deleted. The page is now nowhere to be found.

Another page popped up which now seems to be the new page of Operation Payback with about 200 members but as we all know Facebook, that might not last long.

Facebook has a history of deleting controversial pages or groups or even those they or their policies dont fully agree with.

Update: Facebook deleted Operation Payback’s page because it was promoting (DDoS) attacks.

Operation Payback takes down verified.visa.com

Operation Payback, the war against those that stand against Wikileaks so to speak is heating up. Earlier hackers took down Visa.com and Mastercard.com, that had no big effect on payments. The only thing that sufferred was the server and the domain but no business was interupted according to the information we have.

Now Anonymous is going after Verified.visa.com. If that goes down and it appears to be down then it will affect business and card transactions.

Edit: At some places however Mastercard did suffer a loss of service.

 

Life existed beneath the Persian Gulf

A new discovery beneath the Persian Gulf is showing us that many theories of where the Garden of Eden is might be more accurate than many want to admit. Christian theologians and those that study the bible have long thought and insisted that the Garden of Eden is either in the Gulf of Aden or in the Mediterranean sea but some scientists and sceptics have long fought against this idea.

Well now according to the newly published article in the Current Anthropology the facts are coming out of a previous fertile landmass now under the Persian Gulf that was home to one of the earliest human populations outside of Africa.

An archeologist and researcher from the University of Birningham in the United Kingdom, Jeffrey Rose says that the area in the Persian Gulf might of been home to people before the area was swallowed up by the Indian Ocean. According to Rose this happened around 8000 years ago but according to the bible the flood happend around 4000 years ago so there is a slight difference between the two theories..

Rose said. “These settlements boast well-built, permanent stone houses, long-distance trade networks, elaborately decorated pottery, domesticated animals, and even evidence for one of the oldest boats in the world.”

 

Rose further explained that evidence of preceding populations might be missing because it’s under the Gulf.

“Perhaps it is no coincidence that the founding of such remarkably well developed communities along the shoreline corresponds with the flooding of the Persian Gulf basin around 8,000 years ago,” Rose said. “These new colonists may have come from the heart of the Gulf, displaced by rising water levels that plunged the once fertile landscape beneath the waters of the Indian Ocean.”

The article also explains that  “Historical sea level data show that, prior to the flood, the Gulf basin would have been above water beginning about 75,000 years ago. And it would have been an ideal refuge from the harsh deserts surrounding it, with fresh water supplied by the Tigris, Euphrates, Karun, and Wadi Baton Rivers, as well as by underground springs. When conditions were at their driest in the surrounding hinterlands, the Gulf Oasis would have been at its largest in terms of exposed land area. At its peak, the exposed basin would have been about the size of Great Britain, Rose says.”

“Evidence is also emerging that modern humans could have been in the region even before the oasis was above water. Recently discovered archaeological sites in Yemen and Oman have yielded a stone tool style that is distinct from the East African tradition. That raises the possibility that humans were established on the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula beginning as far back as 100,000 years ago or more, Rose says. That is far earlier than the estimates generated by several recent migration models, which place the first successful migration into Arabia between 50,000 and 70,000 years ago. ”

“The Gulf Oasis would have been available to these early migrants, and would have provided “a sanctuary throughout the Ice Ages when much of the region was rendered uninhabitable due to hyperaridity,” Rose said. “The presence of human groups in the oasis fundamentally alters our understanding of human emergence and cultural evolution in the ancient Near East.”

This means that the Gulf of Aden should show evidence of life and the Garden of Eden theory of it being in the Gulf of Aden might be correct after all.

 

Amazon SELLS Wikileaks cables

Amazon is selling Wikileaks cables. This is shocking since they recently kicked Wikileaks off from their hosting. First they kick Wikileaks off, then they take the data that supposedly were somehow violating their terms and sell it.

A few moments ago we posted that Amazon.com is next on Operation Payback, if this is the case most people will side with Operation Payback.

Here is what Amazon said which in turns makes them total  and obvious hypocrites:

when companies or people go about securing and storing large quantities of data that isn’t rightfully theirs, and publishing this data without ensuring it won’t injure others, it’s a violation of our terms of service, and folks need to go operate elsewhere.

Operation Payback to down Amazon next

Amazon is next on the list , or so it is believed. No one can actually say if Amazon is now the actual target but it appears so. Amazon was responsible for taking down Wikileaks hosting, some files of Wikileaks were hosted on Amazon and they took it down.

The tweet that made it more or less clear Amazon was next was from the now suspended account “Operation Payback” on twitter.

So far the hackers have taken down Sarah Palin’s website, Mastercard.com, Paypal.com and a few others.

Sarah Palin's site offline, SarahPAC.com down and out

Sarah Palin that earlier said Julian Assange is “un-American” had her site hacked or DDoS attacked by operation payback. SarahPAC.com is now totally offline, the webmasters are aware of this but theres not much they can do about it.

SarahPAC.com’s hack comes after Mastercard.com and Paypal.com and Twitter may follow soon by the looks of things. “operation payback” had their twitter account suspended earlier.

Sarah Palin also said that Juliun Assange should be “hunted down like Al-Qaeda”.