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When the first of the NSA leaks first appeared and Snowden was still unknown you heard most of the media calling him a traitor and how important it was to let the NSA do its job. This was spouted on Fox, MSNBC, all the talk radio folks and the major news networks. It was relentless. On your No Agenda Show the first thing said was the only reason for this sort of surveillance was for intimidation, inside information for buying and selling stocks and blackmail.
Apparently the NSA has the porn watching habits on a famous (yet unnamed) Hollywood 9-11 Truther who can now be told to shut up or he might find his career ruined by his private activities.
This was predicted long ago by the No Agenda Show. The No Agenda Show is the only source of this sort of forward-analysis that makes sense of the news.
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Saturday, November 30, 2013
For me, it is reviews like this, that are quite obvious the reviewer is a complete apple fan boy. Either that or this was a post directly from an Apple stooge!
I own the ipad 1,2 and 3 as well as the original ipad mini (I guess that is the ipad 4?) and knowing that Apple has decided to keep around the ipad 2, not only that but continue to promote it with the new ipad air (ie:no more ipad 3) should make it quite obvious that don't have a problem with non retina display devices in the market place. Personally on more than one occasion I have picked up my ipad 2 unsure of which device I had even though comparing a web page side by side you will notice the retina display, it isn't THAT obvious. And to think the ipad mini (original) has speeds better than both ipad 2 and 3,this proves my point that all this is, is a push for ipad mini retina push.
It's a good thing people that read this sort of noise do read from more than one place to get real information!
First iPad Mini vs. Retina: No contest - CNET Mobile
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I would love to hear Adam's opinion on this on the next No Agenda Show (http://noagendashow.com)
How a Professional Pilot Could Possibly Land a Giant Plane at the Wrong Airport
The story of two pilots landing a Boeing 747 at the wrong airport drew a lot of rolled eyes, more than a little laughter and serious questions about how on earth two experienced pilots could so make so colossal an error. It's easier than you might think.
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This week we just have a reminder that both myself and Adam will be back from our short trips with some insights we’d normally not get. This means: “what are people out there actually thinking.”
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PS I went through security under TSA-pre-check. I’ll tell you all about it .
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The next show has Adam in Europe and John in California where you’ll get another good International report along with the attached memo from out International economic hitman in Sudan. You can read this for yourself and extrapolate what’s coming. Another mess that the USA will have to be involved with.
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The report follows:
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Dispatches from Juba, South Sudan the youngest country in the world.
I wish I could say I was excited to be going to South Sudan but I wasn¹t, even if it meant I could increment my country counter from 114 to 115. Traveling alone just holds no appeal to me any longer. People in my world, that of International Development, were all telling me I would really like it there. After all, it was like the Wild West of development projects. This country has so little going for it that it is a dream come true for people, like myself, seeking to make a difference. Throw a stone anywhere and you will find a problem needing to be fixed.
My orientation to Juba did not take long since it is closer to being a town than a city, let alone the capital of the newest country in the World. With just about 350,000 people living mostly in rough built corrugated or cinder block housing, Juba sits at the terminus of the navigable Nile which provides a huge source of drinkable water to the area.
Juba is always HOT sitting just 4 degrees north of the Equator. My Arrival corresponds with the end of the rainy season and the beginning of the hottest part of the year. The heat is relentlessly hot. People live indoors where the air conditioners are continuously trying to fight back the ever encroaching heat. Step outside and it is an instant dry heat that hits you in the face. Today it was only 95 degrees, next month it will average over 100 degrees and reach 110 quite often.
From what I saw at the airport, and what people told me, the International Development community was young, and globally dispersed.
The American and Europeans seem to be all under the age of 30 with the exception of the senior staff who run the USAID and EU funded activities meant to support the survival of this country which was carved out after years of war. This information, borrowed from Wikipedia, explains the humanitarian rationale for being here:
South Sudan is acknowledged to have some of the worst health indicators in the world. The under-five infant mortality rate is 135.3 per 1,000, whilst maternal mortality is the highest in the world at 2,053.9 per 100,000 live births. In 2004, there were only three surgeons serving southern Sudan, with three proper hospitals, and in some areas there was just one doctor for every 500,000 people.
The Chinese are here as well, playing their role in taking over Africa one country at a time. I could go on for paragraphs about the Chinese presence in Africa, but that is a different conversation.
After working for half a day, I went to a late lunch at one of the Local haunts and it was buzzing with music, TV¹s and ex-pats everywhere. The restaurant is said to be owned by someone from Sudan, therefore, no alcohol is served. Sitting in this restaurant you could easily forget that you are in South Sudan and, instead, be in Nairobi or even Kampala. I could immediately see that watering-holes like this support the development community who are the only ones with enough money to afford to eat there. Everything is imported and therefore very expensive. It is the development community which is fueling the growth of Juba while at the same time providing the expertise to the South Sudanese to raise their country out of extreme poverty to plain old poverty and hopefully few unintended deaths at birth.
My week in Kenya was marked by a lot of work, both Kenyan and East Coast time zones leading to a distinct lack of sleep. I do not often get to the point of complete exhaustion, but last night I fell asleep at 630 PM until I was awoken by what I thought was a freight train running through my room.
The prefab housing units all have metallic roofs and I quickly realized that the loud sound was rain. I got out of bed and went outside to see a deluge of rain. It was a hurricane without the winds. It felt like it rained 6 inches in a span of 30 minutes. I have never heard it rain harder.
So that is how my first 24 hours in South Sudan played out. By the way, I am receiving hazard pay for being here. It is considered an active war zone.
Again taking liberally from Wikipedia I will close with this: Campaigns of atrocities against civilians have been attributed to the SPLA (Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army). In the SPLA/M's attempt to disarm rebellions among the Shilluk and Murle, they burned scores of villages, raped hundreds of women and girls and killed an untold number of civilians. Civilians alleging torture claim fingernails being torn out, burning plastic bags dripped on children to make their parents hand over weapons and villagers burned alive in their huts if rebels were suspected of spending the night there.
In May 2011, the SPLA allegedly set fire to over 7,000 homes in Unity States. The UN reports many of these violations and the frustrated director of one Juba-based international aid agency calls them "human rights abuses off the Richter scale". In 2010, the CIA issued a warning that "over the next five years,...a new mass killing or genocide is most likely to occur in southern Sudan." The Nuer White Army has stated it wished to "wipe out the entire Murle tribe on the face of the earth as the only solution to guarantee long-term security of Nuer¹s cattle" and activists, including Minority Rights Group International, warn of genocide in the current Jonglei conflict.
More to come.
(photos from Internet archives)
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