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Gangs Plan Hurricane Looting Spree Via Twitter

New York National Guard to “protect against looting”

by Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet:

 

Scores of Twitter users have flooded the social networking site announcing their plans to go on looting sprees once Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, as the New York National Guard announced it would put troops on duty in Long Island to prevent such activity.

1,175 New York National Guard troops have been mobilized to “provide command and control and logistical support” in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Southern Tier. According to NBC New York, the troops will also be on hand to “protect against looting.”

They might well be needed given the fact that a deluge of Twitter users are using the website to appeal to others to join them in exploiting the chaos generated by the superstorm to ransack stores.

Read More @ PrisonPlanet.com

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Survival Hand Book Guide – Recreated!

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So for the last few months we have been hosting survival guides in which you can download or keep tabs on your iPhone, Androids, PC’s and access at anytime. However the downside was it didn’t support Apple Mac correctly, Now we can support all users!

Through out the website you will see this image:

Once the image has been clicked you will directed to our new Pogoplug cloud:http://my.pogoplug.com/s/izyEG_eJyF8/

At this link you will be able to view Numerous links, Articles, Tips, PDF’s, Audio Files on preparations for many different reasons.

It has been live now for 2 days, And down the track we will be adding many many many more files and documents to the cloud.

In the event that the cloud may be attacked, we have a back up cloud hosted on our own server. Whilst upload speed from this server that we self host is incredibly slow for high end users we will only be implementing it at a final stage of information sharing. Until then, Enjoy.

To Come: The ability to upload to our server, Your own documents, PDF’s, Audio Clips etc.

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Wake Up Call: Chinese companies pull out of US stock markets

Chinese firms leave US stock markets amid complaints about price, accounting scrutiny

from Finance.Yahoo.com:

Just a few years after Chinese companies lined up to sell shares on Wall Street, a growing number are reversing course and pulling out of U.S. exchanges.

This week, Focus Media Holding Ltd., announced its chairman and private equity firms want to buy back its U.S.-traded shares and take the Shanghai-based advertising company private. The deal would value Focus Media at $3.5 billion, according to financial information firm Dealogic.

Smaller companies also are withdrawing from U.S. exchanges. In a sign of official encouragement, a Chinese business magazine said a state bank has provided $1 billion in loans to help companies with listings abroad move them to domestic exchanges.

The withdrawals follow accusations of improper accounting by some companies and a deadlock between Beijing and Washington over whether U.S. regulators can oversee their China-based auditors.

Read More @ Finance.Yahoo.com

The Dumb Money Hates Silver, It’s Time to Go Long

By Peter Krauth, Resource Investor:

Speculators hate silver…

For the past year, the positive silver headlines have been few and far between.

Ever since the poor man’s gold peaked near $50 in April of last year, it’s become a despised metal.

Admittedly, it’s been languishing near $27 since early May not far from where it was for the first time – in this bull market – back in late 2010.

 

But as I’ll show you, right now a number of technical, seasonal, and sentiment indicators are pointing upwards for this volatile metal.

This could well be the critical turning point silver investors have been waiting for. One of these indicators is the resilient price of gold.

Let me explain.

The Silver/Gold Ratio

Silver has always pretty much been gold’s lapdog and on a relatively short leash at that.

As a rule, silver prices usually follow the direction of gold. But as long time silver investors recognize, the moves are amplified both on the downside and the upside.

Read More @ ResourceInvestor.com

US Army Families Given Orders To Prepare For Nibiru

[ED NOTE: We are giving you more information regarding the Nibiru event and Earthquake/Tsunami predictions that are taking place. Cont below.]

US Army given orders to prepare for bug out in coming weeks in order to have best position against the event of Nibiru and its effects on earth. Possible earth warnings have been made including 9.0+ Mag earthquakes which are expected to impact America and Australia with incoming tsunamis.  Given the information provided around the internet. We can only hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Have a bug out plan, If an event would occur.

Things to include in your Prep,

  • Food
  • Water ~ Or ability to filter & purify water – Life Straw / Iodine / Silver
  • Medical Supplies
  • Seeds for a possible garden if you find your self stranded
  • Torches / Small lantern / Candles w/matches
  • Spare Clothing
  • Utility tools – Things like a screw driver can come in handy, even if its opening a Coconut.

Please note this is just a starter prep kit, These can come in handy for any situation not just this one.  We are in no way trying to put anyone into Fear or Panic. This is for information purposes only and you can make do with this information as you wish.

Published on Jul 13, 2012 by

NIBIRU IS NEAR !! U.S. Army families prepared !!!

Visa & Cashless Olympics Celebrate “Currency of Progress,” the Future of Payments, But Fail

from Silver Vigilante:

 

If the Olympics 2012 in London are a celebration of the powers-that-be, then Visa is the plastic of the illuminati. At every Olympic and Paralympic Games for the past 25 years, Visa has implemented and managed the payment system for all game venues. In anticipation of the £750 million in expected consumer spending at the Olympics, “Visa has partnered with merchants to ensure more than 140,000 retail locations throughout the United Kingdom accept Visa pay Wave-enabled cards and phones, including 5,000 London taxis and 3,000 point-of-sale locations at Olympic venues.”

Visa removed 27 Link cash machines across London’s Olympics sites before the onset of the games and replaced them with eight Visa-only ATMs. No power-that-be wanted to risk uppity peasants wandering around London with all that cash, making dark transactions that the power-hungry cannot see. The goal for the Olympics was for Visa, the banks and powers-that-be generally to replace all that too-easy-to-hide cash with a card-based payment system, particularly a contactless card or a mobile-based solution. That would save them a lot of freedom.

Visa—which removed 27 Link cash machines across London’s Olympics sites before the Games began and replaced them with eight Visa-only ATMs—is keen to encourage the so-called ‘cashless society.’

Read More @ Silver Vigilante

TYRANNY ALERT: NSA Wants “EZ Pass” Control for Internet

by Kurt Nimmo, Info Wars:

 

General Keith Alexander, the NSA boss, wants the government to centralize the internet and force users to use a system analogous to EZ Pass.

EZ Pass is an RFID transponder system used for toll collection on roads, bridges, and tunnels in the United States.

“What we need for cybersecurity is something analogous to that,” Alexander told the annual Def Con computer hacking conference in Las Vegas.. “Think of us as the EZ Pass on the highway.”

“When you go down the highway, and you go down the EZ Pass lane, what you’re doing is sending that code. That system is not looking in your car, reading the e-mail, or intercepting anything, it’s just getting that code,” he said.

In other words, the government should vet all users with a checkpoint. “All you need to pass is the fact of a signature and IP address in real time, and we can take it from there,” said Alexander.

The super secret cryptologic intelligence agency wouldn’t track and scrutinize your behavior on the internet, according to Alexander. The EZ Pass “system is not looking in your car, reading the e-mail, or intercepting anything, it’s just getting that code,” he insisted.

Read More @ InfoWars.com

Get Ready for a Massive Stock Market Selloff

By M.N. Gordon

On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s made his semiannual monetary policy testimony before the Senate Banking Committee. Washington and Wall Street wanted QE3. Bernanke demurred.

Following the testimony, Senator Chuck Schumer told Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to “get to work.” Schumer, like most Senators, is under the illusion that Bernanke can actually do something to improve the economy. Those days are gone.

“The question in my mind is, is he [Bernanke] not stepping up with another program in any quick fashion because they’re [The Fed] starting to wonder if it’s going to have any impact? Alternatively, are they not stepping up because when they look at the data they think, ‘It’s not that bad,’?” said Jim Paulsen, chief market strategist at Wells Capital Management in Minneapolis, following Bernanke’s testimony. “Maybe it’s some of both. But does anyone need any more excess bank reserves?”

Obviously, Paulson’s last question was intended to make the point that there’s already too much credit available to banks. The problem is, there’s nowhere for the banks to put the credit to use. When banks gaze out upon the economic landscape they don’t see anything worthy of extending the credit to…especially when they can borrow money from the Fed at practically zero percent and lend it back to the government with purchases of 10-Year Treasury notes yielding 1.5 percent.

What this means is the financial system currently has no use for the Fed’s one and only product – bank credit.

Price Distortions

Banks don’t believe loaning money to businesses will turn a consistent profit. This means the Fed can no longer juice the economy with cheap money. Like repeated applications of fertilizer, or a second helping of chocolate cake, QE has reached a state of diminishing marginal returns.

Nonetheless, Schumer, like Wall Street and Washington, want Bernanke to do something more. Here at the Economic Prism we believe Bernanke has already done far too much. The federal funds rate is at effectively zero, banks are flooded with credit, and the Fed’s balance sheet is at nearly $3 trillion. Still the economy lumbers along like an old Plymouth down a dusty dirt road.

At this point, the Fed’s monetary efforts won’t do a lick for the economy. Adding another $1 trillion to the Fed’s balance sheet won’t do anything for business. Instead, all it will do is inflate asset prices.

But the S&P500’s making its way to 1,400 and oil’s back above 90 per barrel. Gold’s even scratching for 1,600 per ounce. At the moment, assets have already been over inflated with Fed gas. Their prices are totally distorted from the realities of the actual economy.

The Fed knows they must let some air out of these assets before opening the monetary valve again. If they take action now, prices – including consumer prices – could skyrocket just as the economy cools off. That would make for the worst of both negatives…a stagnating economy with rising prices.

Back in the 1970’s that was called stagflation. While Schumer may have forgotten stagflation and the misery index, Bernanke certainly hasn’t. He spent his entire career studying these things. Plus, while the economy may already be slowing down, it is also rapidly approaching the fiscal cliff with no one at the wheel…

Get Ready for a Massive Stock Market Selloff

Beginning in January, 2013, massive tax increases and haphazard government spending cuts will be triggered. From our vantage point, it appears Congress is unwilling and incapable of redirecting the economy away from the imminent fiscal cliff. They are stuck in a Congressional standoff and no one’s willing to budge.

Thus, if nothing happens before the end of the year, taxes will increase nearly $3,800 per taxpayer. That’s over $300 per month…which equals a little less than a monthly car payment or preschool tuition. The vast array of taxes to increase include the income tax, alternative minimum tax, the estate tax, payroll taxes and a new healthcare tax for Medicare. Government spending cuts include defense spending, unemployment benefits, and physician payments to Medicare.

According to estimates from Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley, the fiscal cliff will result in a 4 to 5 percent GDP contraction. No doubt, with GDP currently increasing at just 1.9 percent, this will push the economy into a recession. In fact, the Congressional Budget Office has crunched the numbers and believes driving off the fiscal cliff will result in recession. Yet Congress is taking a one month vacation.

Down here with the rest of us the evidence that things just ain’t right continues to pile up like cow pies on a dairy farm. Just yesterday we learned from the National Association of Realtors that sales of previously occupied homes fell 5.4 percent in June. So, too, we learned from the Labor Department that the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 34,000 to a seasonally adjusted 386,000. On top of that the Conference Board said its index of leading economic indicators declined 0.3 percent in June.

The stock market may be a little slow…but we’re confident it will figure things out soon enough. No Fed gas. Economy rapidly approaching recession, if not already in one. Congressional stalemate.

Get ready for a massive stock market selloff. It’s coming. You can just feel it in your gut.

A virus will take thousands of Australian internet users offline Monday

by: Andrew Colley
From: AP
July 06, 2012 2:13PM
THOUSANDS of Australian internet users are expected to be knocked offline on Monday when the impact of a virus released a year ago will be felt. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) said it believed that up to 7,500 computers had been infected by the virus.

The ACMA has been working with international law enforcement authorities to monitor the virus’s progress in Australia ever since it was discovered in an FBI sting operation late last year.

It was disseminated from servers run by Estonian hackers as part of an online advertising scam and at the time it was estimated to have hit nearly 600,000 computers around the world.

The virus, dubbed “DNSChanger”, gave the hackers control over the computers, by changing internet access settings on infected computers.

Until now those computers have been able to rely on dummy servers set up by the FBI to continue accessing the internet. The FBI will turn off those servers at 2 pm Australian time next Monday.

In March, the ACMA set up web sites that would allow Australian internet users to test whether they had the virus. It is urging Australians to visit dns-ok.gov.au.

Warnings about the virus have been splashed across Facebook and Google, internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI has also set up a special website.

About 50 Fortune 500 companies are believed to be among thousands of individual and company installations still infected by the virus.

According to the FBI, the number of computers that probably are infected is more than 277,000 worldwide, down from about 360,000 in April. About 64,000 still-infected computers are probably in the US.

The problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of more than 570,000 infected computers around the world. When the FBI went in to take down the hackers late last year, agents realised that if they turned off the malicious servers being used to control the computers, all the victims would lose their internet service.

In a highly unusual move, the FBI set up a safety net. They brought in a private company to install two clean internet servers to take over for the malicious servers so that people would not suddenly lose their internet.

And while it was the first time they’d done something like that, FBI officials acknowledged that it may not be the last, since authorities are taking on more of these types of investigations.

The temporary internet system they set up, however, will be shut down at 04.01 am GMT (1 pm AEST) on July 9.

Most victims don’t know their computers have been infected, although the malicious software probably has slowed their online surfing and disabled their antivirus software, making their machines more vulnerable to other problems.

But popular social networking sites and internet providers have gotten more involved, reaching out to computer users to warn of the problem.

According to Tom Grasso, an FBI supervisory special agent, many internet providers are ready for the problem and have plans to try to help their customers. Some, such as Comcast, already have reached out.

The company sent out notices and posted information on its website. Because the company can tell whether there is a problem with a customer’s internet server, Comcast sent an email, letter or internet notice to customers whose computers appeared to be affected.

Grasso said other internet providers may come up with technical solutions that they will put in place Monday that will either correct the problem or provide information to customers when they call to say their internet isn’t working. If the internet providers correct the server problem, the internet will work, but the malware will remain on victims’ computers and could pose future problems.

In addition to individual computer owners, about 50 Fortune 500 companies are still infected, Grasso said.

Both Facebook and Google created their own warning messages that showed up if someone using either site appeared to have an infected computer. Facebook users would get a message that says, “Your computer or network might be infected,” along with a link that users can click for more information.

Google users got a similar message, displayed at the top of a Google search results page. It also provides information on correcting the problem.

To check whether a computer is infected, internet users can also visit a website run by the group brought in by the FBI: http://www.dcwg.org.

The site includes links to respected commercial sites that will run a quick check on the computer, and it also lays out detailed instructions if users want to actually check the computer themselves.

Olympics Whistleblower Fears For Safety, Reveals Identity

“I’m now afraid that I might be in physical danger”

by Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet:

The undercover journalist who blew the whistle on G4S, the security company responsible for the 2012 Olympics, along with shocking plans for an evacuation of London, has revealed his identity following fears for his safety.

‘Lee Hazledean’ – the whistleblower who exposed how he had infiltrated G4S as an employee and uncovered how security preparations for the Olympics were so poor that they were inviting a terrorist attack, has revealed himself to be Ben Fellows, an acclaimed director who has worked with Stanley Kubrick. Fellows has also appeared in numerous popular television and theatre shows.

Fellows made the decision to reveal his identity, after having gone under a pseudonym for the purposes of radio interviews conducted over the last week, because of fears over his safety.

“With all sincerity I’m now afraid that I might be in physical danger from G4S,” Fellows told Infowars, adding that he feared the mainstream media was about to launch a character assassination campaign. “My only protection is to go public…. I have done nothing wrong and I stand by everything that I have said,” added Fellows.

Read More @ PrisonPlanet.com

Project Blue Beam in the Obama Era

by, Zen Gardner ZenGardner.com

This may sound like a jest, but it never is when it comes to the programmed media. It’s all serious. They’re either testing the waters, setting precedents, confusing the populace and distracting with disinfo, or planting and reinforcing ideas.

Nothing is casual with these freaks. Everything is pre-packaged or deliberately allowed.

Take this seeming nonsense for example:

Americans favor Obama to defend against space aliens: poll

(AFP) Nearly two in three Americans think President Barack Obama is better suited than Republican rival Mitt Romney to deal with an alien invasion, according to a survey released Wednesday.

National Geographic Channel contacted 1,114 adults across the United States last month for its fanciful opinion poll ahead of its new cable television documentary series “Chasing UFOs.”

Thirty-six percent of respondents said they were certain that unidentified flying objects exist. Eleven percent were confident they had spotted a UFO, and 20 percent said they knew someone who claimed to have seen one. Source

Why the UFO News Spike?

There’s a reason for the intense increase in UFO and alien invasion news, documentaries and movies. These are being brought forward in our consciousness for a reason which will perhaps soon come into play quite profoundly.

Read More @ ZenGardner.com

Silver Paradigm Shift: Devil’s Metal Hits 19-Month Low As Funds Eye Quarter-End Position Shifts

from Silver Vigilante:

By the end of the day Thursday, silver has crossed below its 18-month bottom of $26.25. It broke through this on the bid before 11:30 AM Pacific Standard Time, west coast United States. Therefore, expect possible further weakness tonight on the Globex. Silver fell quickly down to $26.13 for a spike-low that might be the bringer of warning for the future. Calls are being made for a weaker euro, such as is covered here. More pressure is being put on the United States financials, and thus the stock market, as $9 billion is reported lost at JPMorgan. Both of these signal bearish for precious metals, including silver.

With $26.75 now a memory since the metals fell Thursday and Friday of last week, and $26.25 barely hanging on, if at all, it is reasonable to conclude that the most recent medium-term paradigm for silver has broken down.

Will silver bounce off this low? It very well might. But, finance capital has, through their manipulation of the silver market, demonstrated their awesome patience.

Read More @ Silver Vigilante

Liquidation could send Silver down to $18

by Ben Traynor, Bullion Street:

London Gold market report

Wholesale market gold prices traded as low as $1560 an ounce Friday morning, before recovering some ground by lunchtime in London, while European stock markets were also down and commodities were broadly flat.

Silver prices meantime sank to a 2012 low at $26.64 an ounce – a 7.2% drop on last week’s close. “We believe a break of $26.00 has the ability to trigger liquidation of silver with it looking for $18.00,” says the latest technical analysis note from bullion bank Scotia Mocatta.

Heading into the weekend, gold prices by Friday lunchtime looked set for their biggest weekly fall since the first week of March, having fallen 3.7% since the start of Monday’s trading.

On the currency markets, the Euro ticked lower against the Dollar, hitting its lowest level this week. “A decline in the Euro may have contributed to a drop in gold prices,” says HSBC precious metals analyst James Steel.

Read More @ BullionStreet.com

Is silver finally bottoming out?

by Tim Staermose, Sovereign Man :

Over a year ago, I penned an article entitled “4 Silver Investments to Avoid.” About two weeks later, on April 26th, I wrote another article: “Should I Sell My Silver?” saying that I expected an imminent correction in the silver price, after it had gone “parabolic.”

It caused quite a stir at the time. There was no shortage of people calling me delusional for suggesting the bull market in silver was overdue for a pause. Some even labeled me a “traitor,” presumably to the “hard money” movement.

One of the silver companies I recommended to NOT buy immediately contacted me after the article was published, insisting there was nothing to worry about, and that their stock was a great investment.

Read More @ SovereignMan.com

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Media Dismisses Warning About Tyranny and Troops on the Street as Kooky Conspiracy Theory

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
June 15, 2012

Chad Garrison‘s critique of the news that the Army is driving military vehicles through the streets of St. Louis, Missouri, is typical of the media response to this outrageous event – a local television station’s coverage “really ignited the crazies” in the same way Orson Welles’ War of World radio broadcast did in 1938, Garrison chides.

Garrison, who writes for the River Front Times, neglected to note that Welles’ drama was pure fiction, whereas the troops on the streets of St. Louis are real.

In addition to lambasting Zero Hedge and other sites covering the deployment, Garrison singled out Alex Jones who he sarcastically states produced the video below “from a basement bunker.”

Mr. Garrison’s inability to understand the significance of troops on the streets is sadly normal behavior on the part of the establishment media (and much of the alternative media, as the River Front Times is billed as a St. Louis “alternative”).

In fact, we note today, many residents in St. Louis are praising troops on the streets. According to a Fox 2 St. Louis report, “people who live and work in the area think the army training is a good idea.

Abhorrence to standing armies is spelled out in the Declaration of Independence, a document many Americans unfortunately do not know and would not understand if they bothered to read it.

“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty,” James Madison warned during a speech delivered at the Constitutional Convention in 1878. “The means of defense against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.”

In a letter to Madison penned in 1787, Thomas Jefferson lamented the fact that the Bill of Rights does not include a restriction on standing armies. “The following [addition to the Bill of Rights] would have pleased me,” he wrote. “All troops of the United States shall stand ipso facto disbanded at the expiration of the term for which their pay and subsistence shall have been last voted by Congress.”

“The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force,” he wrote to Chandler Price in 1807.

The “training” conducted in St. Louis is yet another example of the state conditioning us to the presence of a standing army in our midst. It has little to do with al-Qaeda or phantom terrorists. It is, as Madison noted, an instrument of tyranny designed to enslave the people.

For more on this, see Chuck Baldwin’s post breaking down the threat to liberty posed by standing armies.

Investors Would Do Well to Accumulate Physical Gold and Silver as Alternatives to Paper Currency

by David Levenstein, IBTimes Gold:

After trading above $1640 an ounce last week, the price of gold fell after hopes for another round of quantitative easing was quashed when US Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, failed to provide any hint of further monetary easing in his testimony on Thursday. However, on Friday prices rebounded as there were talks of an imminent bailout for Spain’s banking sector. Then, on Saturday, Eurozone finance ministers agreed to lend Spain up to 100 billion euros ($125 billion) in order to prevent the Spanish banking sector from collapsing. After a 2 1/2 hour conference call of the 17 European finance ministers, Madrid said the amount of the bailout would be sufficiently large to banish any doubts.

Spain has now become the fourth country to seek assistance since Europe’s debt crisis began. With the rescue of Greece, Ireland, Portugal and now Spain, the European Union and International Monetary Fund have now committed around 500 billion euros to finance European bailouts.

If anyone remembers, as recently as May 28, Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, flatly rejected any chance of outside help for distressed banks crippled by a huge exposure to the collapsed property sector. “There will be no rescue of the Spanish banks,” he said.

Read More @ International Business Times

Electricity bills to go up again – by 21 per cent in the city

Brian Robins
June 13, 2012 – 3:17PM

Household electricity prices are to rise by up to 21 per cent from July 1 – or about $7 a week – with the carbon tax adding to rises already signalled due to spending to upgrade the network.

Gas prices are also to rise, by up to 15 per cent, again largely due to the carbon tax.

AGL customers will pay an extra $2.03 a week, on average, equal to $104 a year, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal said.

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All rises, both gas and electricity, are to take effect from July 1.

In its final decision released today, IPART said heavy spending to upgrade the electricity network, coupled with the impact of the carbon tax, was driving electricity prices higher.

The tribunal called for changes to limit future price rises.

Prices will rise by an average of 18 per cent across the state, which is higher than the interim decision of an average 16 per cent, with this increase due to higher than expected costs to generate electricity.

Customers of EnergyAustralia, who mostly live in the inner city and eastern suburbs, will face the highest rises of 20.6 per cent, or $364 a year for most households.

Most rural households will face rises of up to 19.7 per cent ($8.21 a week, or $427 a year), while customers of Integral Energy, who mostly live in Sydney’s western suburbs, face an 11.8 per cent rise ($4 a week, or $208 a year).

These rises will hit customers who are still on regulated tariffs, although not those who have switched accounts to rival suppliers. Households still on regulated tariffs account for about half of the total.

“There are aspects of the National Electricity Rules and the National Electricity Law that could be changed to reduce pressure on prices and to make sure that expenditure on the electricity network is efficient,” IPART chairman Dr Peter Boxall said.

“We’ve also outlined some areas around reliability standards, green schemes, and subsidies that could be reviewed to limit future price increases.”

The primary driver in the rising prices is heavy spending to upgrade the electricity network, the so-called “poles and wires”, he said. This accounts for around half the price increase.

Apple ‘spy planes’ to film homes from the air

Apple has recruited a private fleet of aeroplanes equipped with military standard cameras to produce 3D maps so accurate they could film people in their homes through skylights, according to reports.

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Tim Cook announces the new Apple iPad in San Francisco. Photo: Bloomberg
Nick Collins

By , Science Correspondent

7:41AM BST 11 Jun 2012

The US software giant is expected to announce this week a new “Maps” programme for iPhones and iPads allowing users to view images previously out of reach to anyone but the intelligence services.

Producing images of streets, homes and gardens so clear they will show objects just 4in across and display the sides of buildings as well as their roofs, the product is aimed as a direct challenge to Google Maps.

The technology is understood to have already been tested in 20 cities across the world including London following Apple’s acquisition of C3 Technologies, a Swedish 3D mapping business, last year.

Google, Apple’s arch rival, last week announced plans to generate 3D maps for entire metropolitan areas for use on its mobile devices, which will also involve the use of cameras mounted on aeroplanes.

In recent years the search engine has been heavily criticised for its use of Street View cars which photographed entire cities from street level and, the company later admitted, secretly harvested personal information from unsecured household wifi networks.

Nick Pickles, director of the Big Brother Watch privacy campaign group, said the new technology was more invasive than Street View because it would “take us over the garden fence”.

“You won’t be able to sunbathe in your garden without worrying about an Apple or Google plane buzzing overhead taking pictures,” he told the Sunday Times.

Apple was not available for comment. Google said in its announcement last week: “Since 2006, we’ve had textured 3D buildings in Google Earth, and we are excited to announce that we will begin adding 3D models to entire metropolitan areas to Google Earth on mobile devices.

“This is possible thanks to a combination of our new imagery rendering techniques and computer vision that let us automatically create 3D cityscapes, complete with buildings, terrain and even landscaping, from 45-degree aerial imagery. By the end of the year we aim to have 3D coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people.”

Bilderberg Members Discuss Killing Ron Paul

Heated conversation about Congressman dying in plane crash takes place in hotel lobby

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Friday, June 1, 2012

During a heated conversation in the lobby of the Westfields Marriott hotel yesterday, Bilderberg members expressed their desire to see Ron Paul die in a plane crash, according to veteran journalist Jim Tucker’s inside source.

The close up shot was necessary to eliminate background noise. A full interview with Jim Tucker (AmericanFreePress.net) will be posted later.

The shocking exchange took place just after Bilderberg attendees started arriving yesterday morning as they were driven through crowds of hundreds of Paul-supporting demonstrators.

Wasting no time to shoot their mouths off, one Bilderberg member expressed his desire to, “Get Ron Paul and all of his supporters on an airplane with a Muslim suicide pilot and take ‘em down,” according to Tucker’s source, which has been proven routinely accurate with Bilderberg information in the past.

“That was the harshest comment made but there were a lot of mean-spirited comments made as the Bilderberg boys gathered in the lobby of the hotel,” added Tucker.

Tucker explained that the Bilderbergers are becoming increasingly irate at the resistance amongst patriotic Americans to their program, with protest figures rising at each annual confab.

“The program planned by Bilderberg has been set back for years and every year it gets worse and every year they get more depressed and every year they get more outraged – we’re winning, they’re losing,” said Tucker.

Bilderberg is furious that Paul is working to stop the full ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty, which as we documented yesterday is being discussed at this year’s conference. The treaty would hand the United Nations control over all U.S. oceans and force ships to pay a tariff directly to the global body.

This is not the first time Bilderberg members have expressed their desire to see the Texan Congressman and staunch constitutionalist meet his maker.

Back in December 2007, best-selling author and Bilderberg sleuth Daniel Estulin told the Alex Jones Show that the U.S. intelligence establishment was considering assassinating Paul as a means of derailing the Ron Paul Revolution, which later gave rise to the Tea Party and spawned a generation of anti-big government grass roots activists.

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