Thursday, 1 March 2018

Native Americans chipped with RFID link to their bank accounts

Lina Gilliland joins [Sarah Westall's] program to shed light on the true Native American experience in North America. She explains how Native American communities come first for social experiments and initiatives. From microchip implants to vaccines, the government uses them as test subjects before new products or services are released widely into the general public. 

The government presumes that native Americans can't manage their finances. Once they are chipped, a direct RFID link is established between them and their bank accounts to which they have limited acces. The government and big corporations are in control of their income and expenditures.

Some Native Americans are chipped in their arm. Some have the chip in their shoulder. They only discover this when they come out of hospital for some other surgery.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

They're Playing Our Song

No wedding is complete without music. Great care is taken when choosing the right music for the arrival of the bride, while the conclusion of the ceremony is marked by more music. The congregation stands and sings together, marking the event with an appropriate hymn, and the wedding breakfast is later followed by more music and dancing. But even the more elaborate weddings with all the traditional trimmings are only a remnant of what this event once used to portray. Much of its original impact and significance has been lost today. 

How nations used to get married
Once upon a time, not only men and women married, but clans and even whole nations would enter into covenanted relationships with their rights and duties. This was seen as a marriage too. The highlight of these international nuptials involved the literal marriage of two people representing their nations and their respective roles in the new covenant: the suzerein provided the bridegroom as the lord and master of the union, while the vassal-to-be provided the bride. Thus, powerful ancient kings ended up with many wives as they entered into covenants with servant nations. The physical marriage was an important part of the whole ceremony where two nations were joined through covenants.

Three in the marriage
But there was always a third partner in each covenant: a deity. The consummation of the marriage was often done under the all-seeing eye of Dagon, Baal or other whatever other god was worshipped. Each ancient culture had its own ‘Baal’ – a divine husband or lord and master. 

Lord of the Hole: sexual acts
Baal Peor
In the Bible we read the account of the ancient Israelites reneging on the covenant with their God by entering into a relationship with another nation: Moab, who worshipped a particularly obscene god of sexual arts, whose name said it all: Lord Hole or Baal Peor. This adulterous ‘marriage’ with Baal of Peor was consummated with sexual acts between Israelite and Moabite couples. It didn’t end well by the way – Israel was already the junior (servant, wife) in their covenant with God. Read here what happened: an unnamed male and female were executed while they were in the throes of consummating the covenant with their Lord Hole looking on. 

Ancient hymns to ancient gods
The consummation would have been performed to the accompaniment of special music. Hymns were sung, describing and praising whichever deity was the Baal of the moment. This hymn to the Babylonian sun god Shamash for example:
"The far mountains are capped by thy brilliance,
Thy glow fills the entirety of lands,
Thou dost ascend the highlands to view the earth,
The perimeter of lands in the heavens thou dost weigh.  
All the peoples of the lands thou dost supervise,
What divine Ea, king of counselors, created thou dost control entirely."
It may have sounded something like this:

This piece is in fact a reconstructed hymn to Nikkal, goddess of orchards. (who later became Diana, goddess of the grove, or Gaia, modern earth goddess. More about this ancient goddess here. Many of our leaders believe in her).

But why am I devoting a whole new post to this topic? The reason is something I found while keeping an eye on the United Nations. In their devotion to the Earth (they always use a capital E when they refer to the earth as a sentient living being), a hymn was created for her on the occasion of the UN’s 25th anniversary in 1971.

Praise of war and victories in battle?
U Thant, who was the UN secretary at the time, was supposed to have asked: “For centuries, poets and musicians have sung in praise of war and celebrated victories in battles." (On a side note, at this point I am reminded of the Woman in the Window at the UN's Security Council chamber.) U Thant: "Why is there no hymn to peace?” He then suggested a hymn based on the preamble to the Charter of the United Nations. Which brings us straight back into covenant territory: a preamble and a charter are features of covenantal law.

Sovereign equality?
Originally, the Charter of the United Nations promised "The Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members." However, their current drive for Global Citizens giving their pledge to a Global Covenant flies straight into the face of the UN's original lofty ideals.

In any case, here is the original version of the Hymn of the United Nations as performed in 1971. What do you think of the lyrics?

It seemed that this laborious concoction didn't quite fit the bill. It was never formally adopted as the official anthem of the United Nations.

But there is a more up to date version. This version of the UN hymn is also called an Earth anthem: "a celebratory song or a musical composition that eulogizes, extols or exalts the planet Earth and its inhabitants, including the flora and fauna.” If that doesn’t state ‘Earth goddess of orchards and groves’ to you, I don’t know what does. 

Earth Anthem composed by Artificial Intelligence - you couldn't make it up
The Global Covenant promises to usher in a technocratic world at one with a sentient goddess Earth. How appropriate it is then to have an anthem generated by Artificial Intelligence as composed by Professor David_Cope:

Hymn to the United Nations: 
The National Anthem for all 193 United Nations members and the Vatican

Holding UN flags, high and unfurled,
We set out on mission ‘One World’;
Spreading harmony, we unify Europe,
In North America, we resume with hope.

Arousing ‘oneness’ in South America,
And erasing all boundaries in Africa;
Uniting folks of all colors and regions,
across Asia-the birthplace of religions.

Bonding islanders. Singing ‘Australia Fair’,
And hoisting UN flags in Antarctic air,
Let’s add eras of peace in history’s pages,
We’ll be World citizens through all ages.

My conclusion:  
Oaths and pledges to the Global Covenant are being made by Global Citizens all over the world as we speak, bringing in a world where people are being duped into a life of bondage to the ancient goddess of sex, war and nature. She even has a hymn, and in tune with the rest of what she has to offer, an ugly one at that.


How ancient whore priestesses used music, dance and sex 
to bring their men and their tribes into unity with their idols.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Biometrics and You

In the Reading Over My Shoulder series I share remarkable articles and websites that make me raise my eyebrows.

Biometrics on your credit card
Today I am browsing around on the Biometric Update website. I found the following news snippet:
MasterCard rolled out an interesting initiative a few weeks back in South Africa. The company developed cards with an additional layer of security to counteract fraud — a biometric fingerprint sensor. By combining chip technology with your fingerprint, the company can now verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. The process is quite simple in that you stick your card into the terminal during payment. The biometric fingerprint sensor on the card, which is powered by the terminal, takes a fuzzy image of your fingerprint and matches it against the biometric information stored in the card. If the biometrics match what is stored on the card, then the payment is processed.

Fingerprint biometrics: Lumidigm.
Check their site via the Solutions tab for a very interesting browse.

Fingerprints are not the only type of biometric identification. Banks and governments are exploring a whole range of biometrics, like iris scanning or facial recognition, but there are many more. Here are two more examples:

Collecting your behaviour
This biometric technology won a prize from the Texas Bankers Association. 
BioSig-ID™ is one of the only biometrics that collects a behavior and can be easily replaced just like regular passwords. BioSig-ID™ blends amazing biometric technology with the password format people are comfortable with.
 BioSig-ID™ works on any device with your finger, stylus, or mouse. User's draw a unique 4-character biometric password and this creates a template pattern to which all subsequent log ins are compared. Imposters are blocked since they can't reproduce your pattern. BioSig-ID™ can replace your current security (i.e. Windows Log in) or be used as an additional layer.

How it works
Voice Recognition
Most people are familiar with private applications of speech recognition on their mobiles. There is a host of other applications - even Chrome can write your spoken words for you. It does make you wonder how secure your devices are from eavesdropping agencies, but let's leave that stone unturned for now. Voice recognition for identifying purposes goes further.

Barclays Bank has been using the technology since 2012:
International banking customers are automatically verified as they speak with a service centre executive. Not only does that cut the authentication time by about 20 seconds but critically the approach enables service teams and relationship managers to focus on clients’ needs rather than the mechanics of authentication.

The system has been in action at Barclays since mid-2012 and has certainly gained early endorsement from customers: in a recent poll, 93 per cent of client users scored Barclays at least 9 out of 10 for the speed, ease of use and security of voice authentication.
One company producing voice recognition systems for governments is Agnitio Government Products: "Security Solutions speaker identification and precise ID verification."

Together with other data like your browsing history, travel, spending habits and social media contacts and even your email content, organisations like INDECT can profile you even more accurately than you think you know yourself. But like the proverbial boiling frogs, we are already used to the water being warmed up as we go through our lives logging in here, there and everywhere, using RFID passes from public transport to pop concerts and entry into our work places. We can't even access websites without consenting to cookies that collect our data.

Is privacy a human right?
At first glance it would seem obvious, but the foot is in the door when you check out the legal definitions and various charters extant around the world. A nice little project for law buffs:
UK data protection Act definitions
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
In short: you'll find more loopholes in those laws than there are in a string vest.

As you can see, biometrics can use all kinds of physical characteristics to identify who were are, each with its own pros and cons. You would think that the people who are driving ID2020 forward are content to select one of these technologies or a combination of them. But no. For some reason, they are obsessed with something beyond existing biometrics. They are not communicating this obsession, but it can be seen in the imagery of their presentations. It is in the kind of tech companies they invite to their sessions. And it is in their Gaia beliefs which underpin their Sustainable Development Goals. They won't rest until they have stamped their indelible mark of ownership in the hands and/or foreheads of man(kind).

ID2020 summit Identity 2.0

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sheltered Harbour: banks are putting their data in a safe place - why?

This post is more of a question than a proper article: are banks setting up a system to keep their data in a safe place for when the system implodes? Do they know something we don't? Are they getting ready for the currency reset as foretold in the 1988 Economist?

"In a world where attacks on computers are nearly de rigueur at this point, it isn’t much of a surprise that U.S. banks have begun quietly doomsday-prepping for a successful apocalyptic attack on their computers by hackers. The goal is to head off a run on the bank by panicked citizens."
"Called Sheltered Harbor, the project currently includes banks and credit unions holding between them about 400 million U.S. accounts. The project requires that each member bank offers up its data such that it can be used by other firms in the event their computers are totally disabled by a cyberattack." Source: adds:
The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) announced an industry-led, nonprofit initiative designed to extend the financial industry’s capabilities to securely store and rapidly reconstitute customer account data should the need arise.
I don't believe for a moment that they are doing this just because of potential hackers. I have a lot more questions, but I'll just post this as it is for now.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Biometric Registration of Ethiopian Refugees

Security for countries receiving refugees. Data sharing: biometric data, family members, education and skills. Multi-year registration strategy. Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS). Just a few keywords from Biometric News. It doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling.

Ethiopian refugees to be registered through biometrics

They came for the refugees first...
First it was the refugees. Then it was employees. Next, they came for the students. And patients. And people in care homes. Then, passengers on public transport. People needing access to their bank accounts. Home owners. Mobile phone users. Holiday bookers. Restaurant patrons. Television watchers. Users of public toilets. Shoppers on the High Street. Pet owners. Breathers of air.

They'll say it is for security. For convenience. For improved service. For better targeted advertising. And so on.

But it started with refugees.

From Biometric News:
Ethiopia to enrol all refugees in new biometric system by end of 2018.

Ethiopia is carrying out a large-scale biometric enrolment project for refugees to deliver better protection and assistance to them in accord with the country’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), which addresses the pledges of the 2016 New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants.

More than 100,000 refugees arrived in the country in 2017, and along with other refugees in the country, all are expected to be registered in the Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) by the end of 2018, according to a report published Wednesday by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

An agreement reached between the UNHCR and the country, through the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) on data sharing and a multi-year registration strategy in late 2016 paved the way for the country-wide launch of the new BIMS in July of this year.

Refugees can register iris scans, 10-digit fingerprints, as well as biographical information about their education, skills, and family members at registration centers, potentially enabling them to live outside of the refugee camp, continue their education, or reunite with family members, the UNHCR says.

Earlier this year, UNHCR’s protection chief emphasized that protecting refugees and ensuring the security of their receiving countries are complementary goals.
Dare I even check? Yes. There is a covenant. In September 2016, UN member states pledged their commitments via the UNHCR, to be finalised in two compacts (a type of covenant between nations):
These two separate covenants will result in a new organisation called the International Organisation for Migration*, leading to a final Global Compact via two steps in 2018 as I understand it. Item 6 of the document stresses the importance of civil society, the private sector (corporate), academia, parliaments, diaspora communities (???) to be swept up in the Global Compact, all according to the 'Paris principles'

Tagging, tracking & tracing of human beings
So here, in Ethiopia, we can see the UN's Global Covenant in action. The tagging, tracking and tracing of human beings, a system sold as 'freedom' and 'human rights' to the people, and sold as 'national security' to the countries involved.

* the International Organisation for Migration has hit the ground running. It was established in 2016.

Read more:
The ID2020 Pilot: Refugees
Grenfell Tower Survivors: "Biometrics will be retained" 


The White House pulled out of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, a non-binding agreement that Obama signed in 2016.  The US is no longer a member state pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, assist in resettlement, and provide access to education and jobs.  Foreign Policy magazine published the White House explanation: “Our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone. We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country. The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with U.S.