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Pauline Hanson: ‘I felt terrible wearing the burqa’

By Natalie Cornish

https://honey.nine.com.au/2017/08/18/07/19/pauline-hanson-burqa-parliament

One Nation leader, Pauline Hanson has defended wearing the burqa in parliament yesterday saying she “did it to prove a point” about national security and felt “terrible” but not nervous peering out at the chamber from inside.
Hanson has ignited a heated and divisive debate about religious freedom after she donned the full veil during question time.
The Queensland senator entered parliament in the full black veil, and took her seat as fellow politicians groaned and shook their heads in disbelief.
She then rose to her feet and removed the garment with an arrogant smirk.
Attorney-General George Brandis instantly condemned her actions. His emotional speech, in which he called Hanson out for “ridiculing” Muslims and branded her actions “appalling” was applauded both in the house and on social media.
Now, she’s spoken to Karl Stefanovic on the TODAY show about the stunt saying she wasn’t proud of her actions but “did it to prove a point” about national security and “social cohesion”.
“My private member’s bill that I moved on the floor later in the day was all about banning the burqa in Australia based on national security, based on the fact I’m wanting social cohesion. This is the case in many countries around the world.”
Brandis had hit back at Hanson’s claims in the chamber saying: “I can tell you, Senator Hanson, that it has been the advice of each director-general of security with whom I have worked and each commissioner of the Australian Federal Police with whom I have worked that it is vital for their intelligence and law enforcement work that they work co-operatively with the Muslim community, and to ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do.”

The The Dark Side Of Sex Robots

Source:

https://a.msn.com/r/2/AAphb6l?m=en-nz

sex robotsSex robots could soon be used to keep the elderly company in care homes and help couples enjoy long distances sexual relationships, the Foundation for Responsible Robotics (FRR) has said.
There are currently four manufacturers making life-like robotic dolls worldwide, but experts predict that in coming decades they could become widespread, used not just as a fetish, but for sexual therapy and as companions for lonely, disabled or older people.
Noel Sharkey, Emeritus Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sheffield, and co-founder of the FRR, said it was time for the government and the public to decide whether to regulate pleasure-bots.
“I can tell you that robots are certainly coming,” he said at the launch of the new consultation report in central London.
“The concern is that this is going on nobody is talking about it. People snigger about them, but they are actually shipping quite a lot and we are going to see them a lot more.
“They are being proposed for the elderly in care homes, which I think is controversial. If you have severe Alzheimer’s you can’t really tell the difference.
“We need to think about as a society what we want to do about it.”
The report found that up to two thirds of men and about 30 per cent of women were in favour of using sex robots, which currently cost between £4,000 and £12,000 and can be customised by sex, height, hair colour, eye colour and even personality.
Companies are also starting to incorporate artificial intelligence so robots can communicate and respond to human emotions.
Doll brothels already operate in South Korea, Japan and Spain, while the first robotic oral sex coffee shop opened in Paddington, west London, last year.
The report said that as robotics, telecommunications and virtual reality merged, sex dolls could be created which was silicon replica of a long-distance partner, so that couples could have virtual sex and even speak to each other through the doll’s mouth.
But the authors warned that the march of sex robots raised serious moral and ethical questions which needed to be addressed. They warned that users could become socially isolated or even addicted to the machines which could never replace real human contact.
“It’s very sad because it’s going to be a one way relationship,” said Prof Sharkey.
“If people bond with robots it’s very worrying. You are loving an artefact that can’t love you back, and the best they can do is fake it.”
The report also warned of a ‘darker’ side to the industry in which companies were programming ‘shy’ or ‘reluctant’ personalities into their dolls so that users could feel they were forcing the robots to have sex. TrueCompanion’s robot Roxxxy Gold, for example, can be set to ‘Frigid Farah.’
Japanese sex doll manufacturer Trottla has also started selling underage schoolgirl dolls for paedophiles. The company was created by a self-confessed paedophile Shin Takagi who claims he has never harmed a child because he uses the doll.
Although some experts claim such robots could prevent the rape of women, or the abuse of children, the report warns that it could exacerbate the problem.
Philosophy Professor and robot ethicist Patrick Lin of California Polytechnic said: “Treating paedophiles with robot sex-children is both a dubious and repulsive idea.
“Imagine treating racism by letting a bigot abuse a brown robot. Would that work? Probably not. The ethics of sex robots goes beyond whether anyone is physically harmed.”
The authors said it may be necessary to criminalise ‘robotic rape’ and to build in ‘handled roughly’ sensors like those used in pinball machines to prevent users developing violent sexual tendencies. And they called for a complete ban on child sex dolls.
Aimee van Wynsberghe, assistant professor of ethics at the University of Delft, and co founder of the FRR, said: “There isn’t a conversation happening in the general public about what is acceptable, permissible and what should be promoted.
“This is a preliminary step to engage policymakers, academics, the tech industry and the general public.”
The consultation report is on the FRR website where people are invited to comment on its findings. The panel hopes to make final recommendations next year.
The Foundation for Responsible Robotics operates from the Hague Institute for Global Justice at the Hague and run consultations on all areas of robotics. It has 200 members including some of the world’s most eminent robotics academics.

Martin Comments:

The report said that as robotics, telecommunications and virtual reality merged, sex dolls could be created which was silicon replica of a long-distance partner, so that couples could have virtual sex and even speak to each other through the doll’s mouth.” (Quoted from article above)

This is only a step away from the “virtual holographic replica” I commented on in my recent blog (see link below)  Is this why we are being analysed, scanned, “patterned for data storage”? Surely this doll, too, could continue to record ever more detailed and intimate data.

And how would you know if your partner were really speaking through this doll? What if it was hacked?

Even more worrying are the “underage dolls”: Never harmed a child because of them? Yes but they could be used to groom and train

So many ethical questions surround this rapidly advancing market, and like the article says, it’s not being discussed among the general public. Except as a joke maybe.

https://uncensored.co.nz/2017/07/29/project-blue-beam-still-crazy-after-all-these-yearspart-two/

 

Foiled Australian Terror Plot: “Well Timed For The NWO Agenda”?

No doubt everyone’s heard the MSM story by now, and the astute will note the sketchy details, with plenty of speculation and use of guarded wording. Is this a false flag, or a real potential terror event that was foiled? Either way it’s certainly seems well timed for the NWO agenda.

Australian Terror Plot

“Four Lebanese Australians — two fathers and two sons — were in custody after police swooped on the cell and thwarted what they will allege was a sophisticated ­attempt to kill hundreds of people by crashing a civilian plane.
The Australian reported today that they had been told the men were allegedly constructing a “non-traditional’’ device that could kill the occupants of the plane with poisonous gas.
Multiple sources have told The Australian the four, who were ­related by blood and marriage, were constructing an explosive ­device that could have emitted a toxic, sulphur-based gas that would have killed or immobilised everyone on the aircraft…..

INCOMING Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has warned returning foreign fighters and radicalised terrorists were specifically seeking to kill Australians.
Speaking about increased airport security in the wake of the foiled terror plot in Sydney, Mr Dutton said the threat against Australia was only going to increase.
“People who don’t believe we need to do all we can do to make sure that we are absolutely as effective as humanly possible, they need to look at the facts,” he said.
“The facts demonstrate that we have foreign fighters returning to Australian shores, we’ve got people being radicalised online.
“This threat is not going to go away, it’s going to increase.”
There have been reports the most recent terror attack was discovered after a tip from foreign intelligence agencies
Mr Dutton said the newly-created Home Affairs portfolio, which he will head up, would enable Australia’s security agencies to communicate and share information more effectively.”

(Excerpts from news.com.au article)

https://www.news.com.au/national/terrorist-cell-planned-gas-attack-police/news-story/bddd24181e12304dcf4ab78d95a85acf

This could be seen as “The Australian 9/11 that wasn’t”: After the “real deal” WTC incident, the mere suggestion of a terror attack is now sufficient to heighten airport security overnight (and things ain’t going back) and ramp up the fear factor. It seems Australia is constantly making news for “police state” NWO innovations right now. Watch out Australia, your freedoms are fast disappearing! (And note the promo for the Five Eyes surveillance thrown in by Dutton)

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Ole Dammergard/Max Igan “Light On Conspiracies July 2017: Great Interview, Must Listen!

Max Igan is a veteran researcher, film-maker, political activist, artist, speaker and author. He has covered a wide range of diverse topics, and at the core of his work lies one simple question: where is humanity heading?

In this 2 part interview, Ole Dammegard poses important questions about the upcoming 5G (5th generation) communications technology. What exactly is 5G? How is it made so easy to weaponize this technology. And to what end?

On it’s heels, an Artificial Intelligence grid is being primed to take over many important aspects of life, and, upon inspection, any critical thinking person will begin to put the pieces together to reveal a devious plan in the making.
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“The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” – Frank Zappa

“Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past.” – George Orwell

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Amazon drones to scan your house while they’re delivering?

by Chris Matyszczyk
July 26, 2017 10:02 AM PDT

Commentary: An Amazon patent granted on Tuesday says its drones will capture data about properties to make future recommendations.

Amazon Drone

Just what will it be doing when it’s hovering above your house?
Amazon
Preparing for the future means preparing for every part of your life to be exposed to the world.
How far, though, might it go?
An Amazon patent filing that was granted on Tuesday offers a small, intrusive clue.

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect2=PTO1&Sect2=HITO…
This filing covers data collected as Amazon’s drones fly overhead and speedily bring you the purple Lacoste shirt you need to look fetching on a date.
The drone won’t be just innocently servicing your needs. This filing says it will be obtaining data. It’s unclear exactly what sort of data, but the implication is that the drone will be scanning your house.
The filing says: “Captured data may be received by a computer system and properties about a destination for the delivery may be identified by analyzing the data. A recommendation may be generated based at least in part on the identified properties.”
What sort of properties about your property might these be? Will Amazon kindly email you to tell you that a couple of tiles on your roof need replacing?
Well, yes. The filing states: “For example, the one or more service provider computers may analyze the data and identify that the roof of the location is in disrepair and in need of service.”
The filing also mentions surveilling your backyard and looking at the state of, for example, your trees.
But might the drone’s camera be a little more sneaky? Within minutes of the drone returning to base, you get an email from Amazon reading: “Hey, your daughter’s sheets look a bit old, don’t they? We have special offers on bedding.”
Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Read More…

https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-drones-to-scan-your-house-while-theyre-delivering/

 

Will the Federal Government Make It Illegal to Protest Israel?

A new bill with bipartisan support has drawn the ire of the ACLU and others.

A growing number of Republicans and Democrats in Congress are backing a bill that would criminalize support for the international boycott against Israel, also known as the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

Boycott Israel Bill

Named the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, the bill so far has garnered support from 29 Republicans and 14 Democrats in the Senate. A similar piece of legislation introduced in the House of Representatives has 237 co-sponsors—63 Democrats and 174 Republicans. With the intent to suppress the BDS movement and others allied with the boycott against Israel, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act imposes harsh punishments: any person guilty of violating the law faces a “minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison.”

The Israel Anti-Boycott Act was introduced by Democratic Sen. Benjamin Cardin on March 23 and was drafted with the help of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. In fact, passage of the bill was listed as one of the group’s top lobbying priorities for 2017.

The bill would build upon two laws, the Export Administration Act of 1979 and the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945, the former law making it illegal for U.S. corporations to cooperate with the boycott of Israel. The Office of Anti-Boycott Compliance under the Department of Commerce was created to enforce this very measure.

In addition to its already draconian felony punishments, the law would penalize people for requesting information about boycotts against Israel and would extend the boycott ban into any parts of Israel, including the settlements that were deemed to violate international law by the United Nations. The act would also expand upon the prohibition of partaking in boycotts sponsored by foreign governments to include boycotts from international organizations like the U.N. and the European Union.

On July 17, the American Civil Liberties Union published a letter it sent to all senators urging them to not support the bill on the basis that “it would punish individuals for no reason other than their political beliefs.” While the ACLU clarified that it takes no position on the international boycott of Israel, the statement asserts that, under the First Amendment, the government cannot punish people just because of their “expressed political beliefs.”

The ACLU statement further criticizes the bill for specifically singling out businesses and individuals who do not do any business with Israel for expressed political beliefs.

“There are millions of businesses and individuals who do no business with Israel, or with companies doing business there, for a number of reasons,” the statement reads.

The statement notes that the bill ignores those companies that choose not to do business with Israel purely for pragmatic reasons outside of political belief, instead punishing “businesses and individuals based solely on their point of view.”

This is not the first time lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum have attempted to infringe on First Amendment rights with the goal of silencing supporters of the BDS movement. Many college students in recent years have faced punishment for expressing support for Palestine and the BDS movement and for pushing their college administrations to cut ties with corporations that conduct business with Israel.

In 2015, members of the Board of Regents who oversee the University of California system—along with support from University president Janet Napolitano—attempted to pass speech codes that would severely crack down on forms of Israel criticism and anti-Israeli activism. Students at any UC campus violating the speech codes would be faced with suspension or even expulsion.

This March, the New York State Senate passed two bills that would strip funding from students and college organizations that participate in “hate speech related to Israel” or partake in boycotts of “Israel and American allied nations.” A third bill passed that same week would prohibit the state from contracting with or investing in businesses that support the BDS movement.

Ironically enough, a number of the bill’s supporters include Democratic lawmakers who have positioned themselves as leaders of the anti-Trump resistance. California Sen. Ted Lieu, who is one of the bill’s co-sponsors, has previously championed the protection of civil liberties and announced he would send monthly donations to the ACLU to resist Trump. New York Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, the latter of whom has been floated as a potential 2020 contender to Trump, have also co-sponsored the bill despite their purported support of civil liberties.

It also seems that a number of Senate Democrats have blindly backed a bill they have little knowledge of, according to inquiries sent to co-sponsors of the bill by the Intercept. When told of the ACLU’s letter, Democratic Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan said, “What’s the Act? You’ll have to get back to me on that.” Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez from New Jersey, considered a reliable congressional ally to AIPAC, told the Intercept, “I’d want to read it….I’d have to look at it.”

With politicians providing lip service to protecting civil liberties and First Amendment rights, it is baffling and alarming that so many of these “free speech advocates” would throw support behind a bill that is not shy about its intent to punish people for their political beliefs.

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/will-federal-government-make-it-illegal-protest-israel

Celisa Calacal is a junior writing fellow for AlterNet. She is a senior journalism major and legal studies minor at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Previously she worked at ThinkProgress and served as an editor for Ithaca College’s student newspaper. Follow her at @celisa_mia.

MKULTRA: 40th Anniversary Of Freedom Of Information Revelation

SPUTNIK NEWS

“Project MKUltra” was the name given to an illegal program of human experimentation conducted by the US Central Intelligence Agency, which investigated mind control. The 1975 Church Committee hearings exposed the operation – and on July 20, 1977 a Freedom of Information Act request uncovered a cache of 20,000 documents relating to it.

The origins of MKUltra lie in 1945, and Operation Paperclip — the secret transfer of top Nazi scientists to the US. Armed with extensive documentation on unethical Nazi human experimentation, including research into mind control, a clutch of military programs related to mental manipulation and behavioral modification were launched — including Projects CHATTER, BLUEBIRD and ARTICHOKE.

Headed by former chemist Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, MKUltra began in April 1953 on the orders of then-CIA Director Allen Welsh Dulles.

Officially — albeit behind closed doors — the CIA claimed the program was pursued in response to perceived instances of mind control techniques employed by Chinese, North Korean and Soviet forces on Allied prisoners of war in the Korean War.

In truth, the agency wished to produce an optimal truth drug for use in interrogations, and explore possible uses for mind controlled subjects — including the control of foreign leaders, and assassination.

For the next 20 years, the CIA — in conjunction with the Special Operations Division of the US Army Chemical Corps — engaged in a panoply of illegal activities.

Most controversially, unwitting test subjects were subject to a number of techniques to manipulate their mental state and brain functions, including the administration of drugs such as LSD, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as a variety of torture techniques.

A 1955 document describing the substances used in the experiments gives some indication of the sheer scope of the project. This includes drugs that will; “promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the recipient would be discredited in public”; cause victims to age faster; recreate the effects of alcohol; emulate the symptoms of recognized diseases; induce temporary/permanent brain damage and loss of memory; produce amnesia of particular events; provoke shock and confusion over extended periods of time; create physical disablement (such as paralysis); alter personality structure; cause mental confusion; promote weakness or distortion of eyesight and hearing.

However, LSD came to dominate the program. Typically administered without informed consent to mental patients — a violation of the Nuremberg Code — prisoners, drug addicts and prostitutes (“people who could not fight back” one CIA officer said) in order to study their reactions.

LSD was also administered to CIA employees, military personnel, doctors and other government agents.

In one case, the hallucinogenic drug was administered to a mental patient in Kentucky for 174 straight days.

© REUTERS/ IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON-THE BECKLEY FOUNDATION

In another, the CIA set up several brothels in San Francisco, California, dosed customers, and watched and filmed proceedings via one-way mirrors. Brothels were chosen as a surefire means of ensuring victims would not discuss their experience with others.

Most commonly however, test subjects were interrogated under bright lights while doctors took notes. It has been said being spiked with LSD became an “occupational hazard” for CIA agents during this time.

Several deaths reportedly resulted from these actions — most infamously, army scientist Dr. Frank Olson went into deep depression after being unwittingly dosed, later falling to his death from the thirteenth story window of New York City’s Hotel Pennsylvania.

​While officially ruled a suicide, a 1994 autopsy concluded the circumstances of his death and state prior to the plunge were “rankly and starkly” suggestive of homicide.

Despite such travesties, Dr. Gottlieb continued on with LSD experiments, convinced its volatile nature in fact made it ideal for use in covert operations. As its effects were temporary, he theorized it could be given to high-ranking officials to affect the course of important meetings, speeches and the like.

LSD was eventually jettisoned by MKUltra’s research team for being too unpredictable — an alleged turning point was the secret dosing of an agent that sent the individual running across Washington, seeing monsters in every car he passed.

In any event, by 1962 the CIA and the army had developed a series of superhallucinogens, such as BZ  said to be 100 times more powerful than LSD.

The operation continued on until 1973, when CIA Director Richard Helms abruptly ordered all experiments halted, and all relevant files destroyed.

He was motivated by the Watergate scandal — fearing subsequent scrutiny of the US secret state’s activities, he wished to ensure any subsequent investigation of such clandestine CIA operations would be impossible.

Helms subsequently admitted to the existence of the program during the 1975 Church Committee investigation — although due to the bonfire of relevant documentation, the Committee could only base their investigation on the sworn testimony of participants.

© AFP 2017/ LBJ LIBRARY
Director of the CIA Richard Helms during meetings at the White House in Washington, DC.

Nonetheless, a 1977 a Freedom of Information Act request unearthed a cache of 20,000 documents relating to the project, which had been mistakenly filed in a financial records building. These documents were fully investigated in Senate Hearings later that year.

While the remaining documents largely recorded the program’s catastrophic failure, Miles Copeland — former CIA agent and father of Police drummer Stewart Copeland — subsequently suggested the tranche was but a “smokescreen” that offered “the barest glimpse” of the scope of the project.

Moreover, he suspected the project wasn’t genuinely terminated in 1973. It may well persist, in even more covert forms, to this very day.

Source

Hat-Tip to Rose at the ConTrail for the heads-up!

https://thecontrail.com/

 

2030 Agenda: “Identifying” every Person On Earth!

Interesting and perceptive video from Jason A. Elon Musk’s comments are especially noteworthy as the year 2030 looms ever closer. Not so long ago this all seemed like science fiction.