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  • WARNING: The Upcoming Food Crisis Be Ready 2019 (Video)

    NIKOS HILADAKIS · 12 JUL. 2019

    WARNING: The Coming Food Crisis Be Ready 2019

    Overpopulation and Lack of Food

    Overpopulation is a somewhat relative concept. Of course it is associated with very large populations, but not always. Even a region with a large population does not necessarily have a problem of overpopulation, since it can support its inhabitants. On the other hand, if a place can not feed its inhabitants, there is a problem of overpopulation without necessarily having a huge number of people. So overpopulation has to do with the balance between a population and the availability of the goods necessary for their dignified living.

    The sudden population influx usually follows food shortages. The problem of hunger is of course related to food production, but not always. In fact, if there are now hungry areas in the world, this is partly due to the inequality that exists. Countries like the European have such a surplus of food to subsidize their farmers to bury them! At the same time elsewhere, they are hungry.

    The fact that they are hungry in some countries has to do even with the choices they made (or imposed on) their cultivations. Many have turned to non-eating crops such as coffee and cocoa. As long as these species sold there was no problem. But when global demand declined, they were left with tons of coffee and cocoa in their warehouses. And as they are not eaten, hungry hit the door. Some do not care about it. In neighboring Turkey, for example, they see the terrifying increase in the population as a force: We are many and that makes us strong, they say. This is true if one thinks of a nation with Stepa's logic, where as long as the earth has no end and limit, people do not. At the door of Europe, however, things are different.

    Many blame the religions for the excessive population growth of the Earth. Particularly certain doctrines of Christianity which, in fact, discourage birth control. The fact is that the same and even more conservative view is given by most - and more massive - religions of the East (eg, Hinduism). In the "Christian" countries, however, the birth rate is controlled. The problem lies with the East. Probably overpopulation is not a problem that religions create, though in Asia, they certainly reinforce it.

    Interestingly, the religions that prevail in areas where overpopulation has long been a problem, Eastern religions constitute or even impose vegetarianism. They are, of course, referring to metaphysical concerns about it. Whatever it is, it is a wise choice. Today we know that meat-based diet is an energy waste of natural resources. The only diet that can provide food for huge populations is vegetarian.

    Part of the problem is that there are no solutions that are not idealistic. They usually require a mood for co-operation, solidarity, ideals that are species in deficiency in human societies. There are also realistic solutions, but, realism is hard and its choice is easy only by those who are not directly affected. But there are also some "keys" that could lead to "magical" solutions.

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    Decode the Agenda 2030

    Agenda 2030 - The Protocols of the New Order of Things

    UN agenda 2030, is a plan for the worldwide enslavement of humanity under the boot of the Corporate Eminent. The 193 UN member states reached agreement on the new development agenda for the next 15 years. The agreement refers to the eradication of poverty and hunger, the safeguarding of gender equality, the improvement of survival standards and the urgent need to take measures to combat climate change.

    State representatives agreed late on Sunday evening 03/08/2015 setting 17 goals with 169 specific targets on poverty "in all aspects and everywhere" to ensure quality education and adequate energy and protection environment. The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda will be voted by the UN shortly before the annual meeting of world leaders on Tuesday, September 3rd. Secretary General Ban Guy-Mun said the deal is "to secure peace and prosperity by focusing on cooperation with people and the environment"

    We translated and decoded 17 items on Agenda 2030.

    This document does not describe anything less than a global government buying every nation across the globe. The "goals" of this document are nothing more than code words for the company with the fascist tyrannical agenda that intends to imprison the civilized human beings of the cement cities, into a dilapidated cycle of poverty, poverty and starvation while enriching the world's most powerful global companies such as Monsanto and DuPont. All the articles we mention exist in terrapapers.com and are constantly on the go, looking for more complete information and not hiding behind your finger. It is absolutely clear the plans of the Herpetological Subordinates as well as what actions are needed on the part of man - no matter how he does - in order not to carry out these plans.

    Objective 1) The end of poverty in all its forms everywhere

    Translation: Put everyone in social welfare, food vouchers, housing subsidies and brochures that make them slaves obedient to the world government. Never allow people upward mobility to help themselves. Instead, it will be taught mass victimization and obedience to a government that provides a minimum monthly "allowance" for commodity money such as food and medicine. The tag will be called "eradication of poverty" and will ensure that human beings are fed as much as they can, crawl and work.

    At least two dozen microbiologists around the world have died violently in recent years. Surprisingly, some of them worked in the DNA sequence. The best known was Dr. David Kelly who died in July 2003. He was working for Mossad, Kelly orchestrated the apostasy of the Russian microbiologist Vladimir Pasechnik, who was working on a biological weapon capable of destroying one-third of the world's population . In October 2004, Dmtry Lvov, head of the Russian Institute of Virology, said that up to a billion people worldwide could die during the next pandemic.

    It seems that the human flock is going to be killed in a spectacular way. For whatever reason, dead microbiologists did not go along with the program. In essence, what the US is trying to achieve is to impose on the planet its own policies on the production, export and import of products that will have effect vis-à-vis the national laws of each country. Large multinationals will therefore be able to draw in the courts any other country on the planet in which they will operate, and which votes national laws contrary to their interests. Although this outlook is the most frightening of all, the benefits of the agreement do not stop there.

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    WARNING: The Upcoming Food Crisis Be Ready 2019 (Video) NIKOS HILADAKIS · 12 JUL. 2019 WARNING: The Coming Food Crisis Be Ready 2019 Overpopulation and Lack of Food Overpopulation is a somewhat relative concept. Of course it is associated with very large populations, but not always. Even a region with a large population does not necessarily have a problem of overpopulation, since it can support its inhabitants. On the other hand, if a place can not feed its inhabitants, there is a problem of overpopulation without necessarily having a huge number of people. So overpopulation has to do with the balance between a population and the availability of the goods necessary for their dignified living. The sudden population influx usually follows food shortages. The problem of hunger is of course related to food production, but not always. In fact, if there are now hungry areas in the world, this is partly due to the inequality that exists. Countries like the European have such a surplus of food to subsidize their farmers to bury them! At the same time elsewhere, they are hungry. The fact that they are hungry in some countries has to do even with the choices they made (or imposed on) their cultivations. Many have turned to non-eating crops such as coffee and cocoa. As long as these species sold there was no problem. But when global demand declined, they were left with tons of coffee and cocoa in their warehouses. And as they are not eaten, hungry hit the door. Some do not care about it. In neighboring Turkey, for example, they see the terrifying increase in the population as a force: We are many and that makes us strong, they say. This is true if one thinks of a nation with Stepa's logic, where as long as the earth has no end and limit, people do not. At the door of Europe, however, things are different. Many blame the religions for the excessive population growth of the Earth. Particularly certain doctrines of Christianity which, in fact, discourage birth control. The fact is that the same and even more conservative view is given by most - and more massive - religions of the East (eg, Hinduism). In the "Christian" countries, however, the birth rate is controlled. The problem lies with the East. Probably overpopulation is not a problem that religions create, though in Asia, they certainly reinforce it. Interestingly, the religions that prevail in areas where overpopulation has long been a problem, Eastern religions constitute or even impose vegetarianism. They are, of course, referring to metaphysical concerns about it. Whatever it is, it is a wise choice. Today we know that meat-based diet is an energy waste of natural resources. The only diet that can provide food for huge populations is vegetarian. Part of the problem is that there are no solutions that are not idealistic. They usually require a mood for co-operation, solidarity, ideals that are species in deficiency in human societies. There are also realistic solutions, but, realism is hard and its choice is easy only by those who are not directly affected. But there are also some "keys" that could lead to "magical" solutions. Continue here: https://terrapapers.com/yperlithysmos-ke-ellipsi-t... Decode the Agenda 2030 Agenda 2030 - The Protocols of the New Order of Things UN agenda 2030, is a plan for the worldwide enslavement of humanity under the boot of the Corporate Eminent. The 193 UN member states reached agreement on the new development agenda for the next 15 years. The agreement refers to the eradication of poverty and hunger, the safeguarding of gender equality, the improvement of survival standards and the urgent need to take measures to combat climate change. State representatives agreed late on Sunday evening 03/08/2015 setting 17 goals with 169 specific targets on poverty "in all aspects and everywhere" to ensure quality education and adequate energy and protection environment. The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda will be voted by the UN shortly before the annual meeting of world leaders on Tuesday, September 3rd. Secretary General Ban Guy-Mun said the deal is "to secure peace and prosperity by focusing on cooperation with people and the environment" We translated and decoded 17 items on Agenda 2030. This document does not describe anything less than a global government buying every nation across the globe. The "goals" of this document are nothing more than code words for the company with the fascist tyrannical agenda that intends to imprison the civilized human beings of the cement cities, into a dilapidated cycle of poverty, poverty and starvation while enriching the world's most powerful global companies such as Monsanto and DuPont. All the articles we mention exist in terrapapers.com and are constantly on the go, looking for more complete information and not hiding behind your finger. It is absolutely clear the plans of the Herpetological Subordinates as well as what actions are needed on the part of man - no matter how he does - in order not to carry out these plans. Objective 1) The end of poverty in all its forms everywhere Translation: Put everyone in social welfare, food vouchers, housing subsidies and brochures that make them slaves obedient to the world government. Never allow people upward mobility to help themselves. Instead, it will be taught mass victimization and obedience to a government that provides a minimum monthly "allowance" for commodity money such as food and medicine. The tag will be called "eradication of poverty" and will ensure that human beings are fed as much as they can, crawl and work. At least two dozen microbiologists around the world have died violently in recent years. Surprisingly, some of them worked in the DNA sequence. The best known was Dr. David Kelly who died in July 2003. He was working for Mossad, Kelly orchestrated the apostasy of the Russian microbiologist Vladimir Pasechnik, who was working on a biological weapon capable of destroying one-third of the world's population . In October 2004, Dmtry Lvov, head of the Russian Institute of Virology, said that up to a billion people worldwide could die during the next pandemic. It seems that the human flock is going to be killed in a spectacular way. For whatever reason, dead microbiologists did not go along with the program. In essence, what the US is trying to achieve is to impose on the planet its own policies on the production, export and import of products that will have effect vis-à-vis the national laws of each country. Large multinationals will therefore be able to draw in the courts any other country on the planet in which they will operate, and which votes national laws contrary to their interests. Although this outlook is the most frightening of all, the benefits of the agreement do not stop there. Continue here: https://terrapapers.com/apododikopiisi-tis-atzenta... RECIPIENT GROUP OF CHILDREN www.nikosxeiladakis.gr http://nikosxeiladakis.gr/%cf%80%cf%81%ce%bf%ce%b5%ce%b9%ce%b4%ce%bf%cf%80%ce%bf%ce%b9%ce%b7%cf%83%ce%b7-%ce%b7-%ce%b5%cf%80%ce%b5%cf%81%cf%87%cf%8c%ce%bc%ce%b5%ce%bd%ce%b7-%ce%ba%cf%81%ce%af%cf%83%ce%b7-%cf%84%cf%81%ce%bf/
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  • House to Trump: Cough up cyberwarfare directive

    Administration's decision to withhold policy doc from Congress is highly unusual, members say

    John M. Donnelly
    @johnmdonnelly

    Posted Jul 12, 2019 9:22 AM

    The House on Thursday voted to require the White House to give Congress a cyberwarfare directive that senior members say the administration has refused to turn over for nearly a year.

    The language, which would force the administration to turn over “all National Security Presidential Memorandums relating to Department of Defense operations in cyberspace,” sailed through the chamber on a voice vote as part of a package of noncontroversial amendments to the annual defense policy bill.

    The amendment would cover the NSPM 13, a classified directive on offensive cyber operations that President Donald Trump is said to have signed last August.

    The directive is the Trump administration’s flagship policy document on military cyber operations, which officials say have grown significantly over the past year due to a more streamlined process made possible by the directive.

    The House’s unusual legislative order for a document is prompted by an equally unorthodox administration decision to withhold the directive from Congress, senior members say.

    “I can’t recall a time when a document of this significance has been withheld from Congress,” said amendment sponsor Jim Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat who has served in the House for nearly two decades. Langevin chairs the Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, which oversees cyber defense programs.

    The Trump administration has resisted repeated requests to view the cyber policy document from lawmakers who are cleared to see classified information — and who point out that they are constitutionally charged with monitoring the military’s operations in a new and expanding  realm of warfare.

    In particular, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Armed Services Committee and its emerging threats subcommittee — in a rare instance of bipartisan pushback against the White House — have repeatedly asked administration officials for the memo, both in writing and at public hearings.

    The White House did not directly reply to a query about whether it is withholding the documents.

    “The Administration keeps Congress appropriately informed of cyber operations, including by providing briefings and documents,” a senior administration official said in an email.

    Meanwhile, Senate Armed Services Committee members are not as exercised as their House colleagues about the withholding of the document, so it is not clear whether the final enacted version of the defense authorization bill will contain the House-passed order.

    Republican Mike Rounds of South Dakota, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, said in a brief interview that he did not feel the need to see the documents themselves because, he said, “I was very comfortable with the briefings I received on it — several of them.”

    Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, the top Democrat on the panel, did not directly answer when asked twice if he had asked for or seen the documents.

    “I’ve had some briefings,” Manchin said both times.

    Burgeoning domain of war
    The House’s push for direct access to seminal policy documents on cyberwarfare comes as China, Russia, Iran and North Korea have stepped up hacking, economic espionage, disinformation, propaganda and other operations.

    The Trump administration has made clear that it is likewise boosting its cyber operations — both defensive and, increasingly, offensive.

    In 2018, for example, U.S. Cyber Command deployed personnel to Ukraine, Macedonia and North Montengro to glean data on Russian activities in cyberspace and to help defend computers in those countries.

    And last month, The New York Times reported that U.S. cyber operators had implanted computers in Russia’s energy sector with crippling malware that could be activated at a later date.

    Trump denied the report. But National Security Adviser John Bolton said last month that the administration’s goal has been “to say to Russia, or anybody else that’s engaged in cyber operations against us, ‘You will pay a price.’”

    Bolton told reporters last September that the Defense Department’s classified cybersecurity strategy springs from and implements NSPM 13, the document that has been denied to House oversight committees.

    https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/house-trump-cough-cyberwarfare-directive
    House to Trump: Cough up cyberwarfare directive Administration's decision to withhold policy doc from Congress is highly unusual, members say John M. Donnelly @johnmdonnelly Posted Jul 12, 2019 9:22 AM The House on Thursday voted to require the White House to give Congress a cyberwarfare directive that senior members say the administration has refused to turn over for nearly a year. The language, which would force the administration to turn over “all National Security Presidential Memorandums relating to Department of Defense operations in cyberspace,” sailed through the chamber on a voice vote as part of a package of noncontroversial amendments to the annual defense policy bill. The amendment would cover the NSPM 13, a classified directive on offensive cyber operations that President Donald Trump is said to have signed last August. The directive is the Trump administration’s flagship policy document on military cyber operations, which officials say have grown significantly over the past year due to a more streamlined process made possible by the directive. The House’s unusual legislative order for a document is prompted by an equally unorthodox administration decision to withhold the directive from Congress, senior members say. “I can’t recall a time when a document of this significance has been withheld from Congress,” said amendment sponsor Jim Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat who has served in the House for nearly two decades. Langevin chairs the Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, which oversees cyber defense programs. The Trump administration has resisted repeated requests to view the cyber policy document from lawmakers who are cleared to see classified information — and who point out that they are constitutionally charged with monitoring the military’s operations in a new and expanding  realm of warfare. In particular, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Armed Services Committee and its emerging threats subcommittee — in a rare instance of bipartisan pushback against the White House — have repeatedly asked administration officials for the memo, both in writing and at public hearings. The White House did not directly reply to a query about whether it is withholding the documents. “The Administration keeps Congress appropriately informed of cyber operations, including by providing briefings and documents,” a senior administration official said in an email. Meanwhile, Senate Armed Services Committee members are not as exercised as their House colleagues about the withholding of the document, so it is not clear whether the final enacted version of the defense authorization bill will contain the House-passed order. Republican Mike Rounds of South Dakota, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, said in a brief interview that he did not feel the need to see the documents themselves because, he said, “I was very comfortable with the briefings I received on it — several of them.” Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, the top Democrat on the panel, did not directly answer when asked twice if he had asked for or seen the documents. “I’ve had some briefings,” Manchin said both times. Burgeoning domain of war The House’s push for direct access to seminal policy documents on cyberwarfare comes as China, Russia, Iran and North Korea have stepped up hacking, economic espionage, disinformation, propaganda and other operations. The Trump administration has made clear that it is likewise boosting its cyber operations — both defensive and, increasingly, offensive. In 2018, for example, U.S. Cyber Command deployed personnel to Ukraine, Macedonia and North Montengro to glean data on Russian activities in cyberspace and to help defend computers in those countries. And last month, The New York Times reported that U.S. cyber operators had implanted computers in Russia’s energy sector with crippling malware that could be activated at a later date. Trump denied the report. But National Security Adviser John Bolton said last month that the administration’s goal has been “to say to Russia, or anybody else that’s engaged in cyber operations against us, ‘You will pay a price.’” Bolton told reporters last September that the Defense Department’s classified cybersecurity strategy springs from and implements NSPM 13, the document that has been denied to House oversight committees. https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/house-trump-cough-cyberwarfare-directive
    House to Trump: Cough up cyberwarfare directive
    The House voted to require the White House to give Congress a cyberwarfare directive that members say the administration has long refused to turn over.
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  • House orders Pentagon to say if it weaponized ticks and released them

    The order requires the agency to say if it experimented with insects for use as a biological weapon between 1950 and 1975

    John M. Donnelly
    @johnmdonnelly

    Posted Jul 15, 2019 2:46 PM

    The House quietly voted last week to require the Pentagon inspector general to tell Congress whether the department experimented with weaponizing disease-carrying insects and whether they were released into the public realm — either accidentally or on purpose.

    The unusual proposal took the form of an amendment that was adopted by voice vote July 11 during House debate on the fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill, which lawmakers passed the following day.

    The amendment, by New Jersey Republican Christopher H. Smith, says the inspector general “shall conduct a review of whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects regarding use as a biological weapon between the years of 1950 and 1975.”

    If the answer is yes, then the IG must provide the House and Senate Armed Services committees with a report on the experiments’ scope and “whether any ticks or insects used in such experiments were released outside of any laboratory by accident or experiment design.”

    The amendment is an attempt to confirm or deny reports that Pentagon researchers — at places such as Fort Detrick in Maryland and Plum Island in New York — implanted diseases into insects to learn about the effects of biological weapons and also looked into using such insects to disseminate biological agents.

    President Richard Nixon banned U.S. government research into biological weapons in 1969, but research into protecting U.S. military personnel from such agents may have continued, Smith said in an interview Monday.

    A book called “Bitten,” published this year, makes the case that the Defense Department research occurred and hints at a possible connection between the experiments and the spread of maladies such as Lyme disease, which is borne by ticks.

    To Smith and other advocates of the Pentagon IG report, studying the past may provide data that can help stem the spread of Lyme disease in the future.

    Between 300,000 and 427,000 new cases of Lyme disease occur each year, with further growth expected in the years ahead, said Smith, a founding co-chairman of the Congressional Lyme Disease Caucus, which advocates for greater awareness of the disease and for more funding for research into a cure.

    “We need answers and we need them now,” Smith said.

    Smith’s amendment was co-sponsored by Minnesota Democrat Collin C. Peterson, who is the House caucus’s other leader, and by Maryland Republican Andy Harris.

    Pat Smith, president of the Lyme Disease Association, said in an interview Monday that she is hopeful the IG report could provide information that could save lives.

    “We need to find out: is there anything in this research that was supposedly done that can help us to find information that is germane to patient health and combating the spread of the disease,” she said.

    It remains to be seen whether Congress will send President Donald Trump a defense authorization bill with the weaponized ticks amendment. The Senate has passed its version without any similar provision, and now House and Senate negotiators must reconcile the two bills.

    http://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/house-orders-pentagon-report-whether-weaponized-ticks
    House orders Pentagon to say if it weaponized ticks and released them The order requires the agency to say if it experimented with insects for use as a biological weapon between 1950 and 1975 John M. Donnelly @johnmdonnelly Posted Jul 15, 2019 2:46 PM The House quietly voted last week to require the Pentagon inspector general to tell Congress whether the department experimented with weaponizing disease-carrying insects and whether they were released into the public realm — either accidentally or on purpose. The unusual proposal took the form of an amendment that was adopted by voice vote July 11 during House debate on the fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill, which lawmakers passed the following day. The amendment, by New Jersey Republican Christopher H. Smith, says the inspector general “shall conduct a review of whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects regarding use as a biological weapon between the years of 1950 and 1975.” If the answer is yes, then the IG must provide the House and Senate Armed Services committees with a report on the experiments’ scope and “whether any ticks or insects used in such experiments were released outside of any laboratory by accident or experiment design.” The amendment is an attempt to confirm or deny reports that Pentagon researchers — at places such as Fort Detrick in Maryland and Plum Island in New York — implanted diseases into insects to learn about the effects of biological weapons and also looked into using such insects to disseminate biological agents. President Richard Nixon banned U.S. government research into biological weapons in 1969, but research into protecting U.S. military personnel from such agents may have continued, Smith said in an interview Monday. A book called “Bitten,” published this year, makes the case that the Defense Department research occurred and hints at a possible connection between the experiments and the spread of maladies such as Lyme disease, which is borne by ticks. To Smith and other advocates of the Pentagon IG report, studying the past may provide data that can help stem the spread of Lyme disease in the future. Between 300,000 and 427,000 new cases of Lyme disease occur each year, with further growth expected in the years ahead, said Smith, a founding co-chairman of the Congressional Lyme Disease Caucus, which advocates for greater awareness of the disease and for more funding for research into a cure. “We need answers and we need them now,” Smith said. Smith’s amendment was co-sponsored by Minnesota Democrat Collin C. Peterson, who is the House caucus’s other leader, and by Maryland Republican Andy Harris. Pat Smith, president of the Lyme Disease Association, said in an interview Monday that she is hopeful the IG report could provide information that could save lives. “We need to find out: is there anything in this research that was supposedly done that can help us to find information that is germane to patient health and combating the spread of the disease,” she said. It remains to be seen whether Congress will send President Donald Trump a defense authorization bill with the weaponized ticks amendment. The Senate has passed its version without any similar provision, and now House and Senate negotiators must reconcile the two bills. http://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/house-orders-pentagon-report-whether-weaponized-ticks
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    The order requires the agency to say if it experimented with ticks and other insects for use as a biological weapon between 1950 and 1975.
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  • Cloud face of the storm - São Gonçalo-RJ, Brazil, 21h02 UTC - Feb 25, 2019 @StormHour @EarthandClouds2 @EarthandClouds

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  • Cloud face of the storm - São Gonçalo-RJ, Brazil, 21h02 UTC - Feb 25, 2019 @StormHour @EarthandClouds2 @EarthandClouds

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    Cloud face of the storm - São Gonçalo-RJ, Brazil, 21h02 UTC - Feb 25, 2019 @StormHour @EarthandClouds2 @EarthandClouds https://twitter.com/RRM9X/status/1100229644010381317
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  • Cloud face of the storm - São Gonçalo-RJ, Brazil, 21h02 UTC - Feb 25, 2019 @StormHour @EarthandClouds2 @EarthandClouds

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    Cloud face of the storm - São Gonçalo-RJ, Brazil, 21h02 UTC - Feb 25, 2019 @StormHour @EarthandClouds2 @EarthandClouds https://twitter.com/RRM9X/status/1100229644010381317
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  • Emerald nights of the North. Self-portrait, Great Slave Lake, Canada , 2015.
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  • China’s Govt. Corruption-Fighting AI Works Too Well – Gets Shut Down

    Paul Seaburn
    February 11, 2019

    Good conspiracy theorists know that they’re getting close to the truth when the government tries to shut them down. However, what does it mean when the conspiracy theorist turns out to be part of the conspiracy itself? That seems to be the case in China where the government has been using artificial intelligence to root out corruption, only to find that many of the corrupt people it’s finding are employed by the government! Could this be why the program is being shut down before it can be rolled out nationwide?

    Kudos to the whistleblowers at the South China Morning Post for exposing this Chinese Catch-22 by publishing both the results of the artificial-intelligence-driven investigation and the subsequent shutdown by heat-fearing government officials. China has an estimated 64 million people working in government jobs (2016 figure), which mean almost 5 percent of its population is part of the governing bureaucracy at some level. To manage this monster, parts of it are implementing technological tools. The foreign ministry is using machine learning to aid in risk assessment and decision-making major investment projects overseas. The province of Guizhou has a system that tracks the movement of its entire police force. And it’s well-known that China is the world leader in implementing ubiquitous surveillance cameras and a nationwide facial recognition system for a wide variety of both good and questionable purposes. However, some think it went too far when it pointed the cameras and the AI technology on itself in 2012 with the anti-corruption Zero Trust system.

    A joint venture by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Communist Party, Zero Trust ’s internal control institutions to monitor and evaluate the personal lives of public servants using over 150 protected government databases and social relationship maps. Zero Trust looks for indicators such as unusual large bank account deposits or major purchases, government contracts being awarded to friends or relatives, and other behaviors it deems suspicious indicators of possible embezzlement, abuse of power, misuse of government funds and nepotism. How well is it working?

    “Despite being restricted to just 30 counties and cities, artificial intelligence system has already helped snare 8,721 officials.”

    That represents just one percent of the population. Some of the crimes were serious enough to warrant prison terms, but South China Morning Post found that most just received warnings and were allowed to keep their jobs under the assumption (provided by an unnamed computer scientist) that the exposure and further monitoring would keep them from “going down the road of no return with further, bigger mistakes.” With that kind of efficient AI machinery keeping workers on the straight and narrow path, management must be thrilled with Zero Trust, right?

    “Still, some governments – including Mayang county, Huaihua city and Li county in Hunan – have decommissioned the machine, according to the researchers, one of whom said they “may not feel quite comfortable with the new technology.””

    Is Zero Trust getting too close to the top? Some officials (all unnamed for obvious reasons) are hiding behind the claim that there are no laws governing AI access to sensitive databases. Computer scientists designing and implementing Zero Trust counter that the system has been proven right most of the time and claim that no accusations are made without a human reviewing them first. A human? We’re talking oversight of 64 million government employees by … other government employees! What could possibly go wrong … or right?

    Another unnamed researcher exposed the Catch-22 by pointing out that the idea of Zero Trust was to “avoid triggering large-scale resistance among bureaucrats”, especially the most powerful ones, to the use of bots in governance. In other words, exactly what happened.

    The deal between Big Brother and its new tool, Big AI, is turning into a battle instead, with China as the first battleground. Which one will win? Which one deserves to win? Should there even be a winner? What do you think YOUR government would do?

    Zero trust … it goes both ways.

    https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2019/02/__trashed-14/
    China’s Govt. Corruption-Fighting AI Works Too Well – Gets Shut Down Paul Seaburn February 11, 2019 Good conspiracy theorists know that they’re getting close to the truth when the government tries to shut them down. However, what does it mean when the conspiracy theorist turns out to be part of the conspiracy itself? That seems to be the case in China where the government has been using artificial intelligence to root out corruption, only to find that many of the corrupt people it’s finding are employed by the government! Could this be why the program is being shut down before it can be rolled out nationwide? Kudos to the whistleblowers at the South China Morning Post for exposing this Chinese Catch-22 by publishing both the results of the artificial-intelligence-driven investigation and the subsequent shutdown by heat-fearing government officials. China has an estimated 64 million people working in government jobs (2016 figure), which mean almost 5 percent of its population is part of the governing bureaucracy at some level. To manage this monster, parts of it are implementing technological tools. The foreign ministry is using machine learning to aid in risk assessment and decision-making major investment projects overseas. The province of Guizhou has a system that tracks the movement of its entire police force. And it’s well-known that China is the world leader in implementing ubiquitous surveillance cameras and a nationwide facial recognition system for a wide variety of both good and questionable purposes. However, some think it went too far when it pointed the cameras and the AI technology on itself in 2012 with the anti-corruption Zero Trust system. A joint venture by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Communist Party, Zero Trust ’s internal control institutions to monitor and evaluate the personal lives of public servants using over 150 protected government databases and social relationship maps. Zero Trust looks for indicators such as unusual large bank account deposits or major purchases, government contracts being awarded to friends or relatives, and other behaviors it deems suspicious indicators of possible embezzlement, abuse of power, misuse of government funds and nepotism. How well is it working? “Despite being restricted to just 30 counties and cities, artificial intelligence system has already helped snare 8,721 officials.” That represents just one percent of the population. Some of the crimes were serious enough to warrant prison terms, but South China Morning Post found that most just received warnings and were allowed to keep their jobs under the assumption (provided by an unnamed computer scientist) that the exposure and further monitoring would keep them from “going down the road of no return with further, bigger mistakes.” With that kind of efficient AI machinery keeping workers on the straight and narrow path, management must be thrilled with Zero Trust, right? “Still, some governments – including Mayang county, Huaihua city and Li county in Hunan – have decommissioned the machine, according to the researchers, one of whom said they “may not feel quite comfortable with the new technology.”” Is Zero Trust getting too close to the top? Some officials (all unnamed for obvious reasons) are hiding behind the claim that there are no laws governing AI access to sensitive databases. Computer scientists designing and implementing Zero Trust counter that the system has been proven right most of the time and claim that no accusations are made without a human reviewing them first. A human? We’re talking oversight of 64 million government employees by … other government employees! What could possibly go wrong … or right? Another unnamed researcher exposed the Catch-22 by pointing out that the idea of Zero Trust was to “avoid triggering large-scale resistance among bureaucrats”, especially the most powerful ones, to the use of bots in governance. In other words, exactly what happened. The deal between Big Brother and its new tool, Big AI, is turning into a battle instead, with China as the first battleground. Which one will win? Which one deserves to win? Should there even be a winner? What do you think YOUR government would do? Zero trust … it goes both ways. https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2019/02/__trashed-14/
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