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New York Times prints interview with hacker that has conspiracy bits included Comments Off

Posted on November 23, 2014 by Sharon
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I nearly missed this article from November 10th at the NY Times. The writer shares his impressions and includes a few quotes from convicted hacker ‘Guccifer’, who is serving time now in a maximum security prison. Most of it is the usual fare, but this bit caught my attention:

Before agreeing to answer questions from The New York Times in prison, where he shares a cell with four others, including two convicted murderers, he read out a lengthy handwritten statement that he said explained the purpose of his hacking.

A potpourri of conspiracy theories about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the 1997 death of Princess Diana and alleged plans for a nuclear attack in Chicago in 2015, it said: “This world is run by a group of conspirators called the Council of Illuminati, very rich people, noble families, bankers and industrialists from the 19th and 20th century.” [emphasis added]

Say what? First of all, let’s just pray that nothing like this happens, but why is it included in such a casual way–and oh, yeah, he says Chicago will get nuked?

Read the entire, very interesting article via For Guccifer, Hacking Was Easy. Prison Is Hard. – NYTimes.com.

The Obama Birth Certificate and Revisionist Journalism 1

Posted on October 16, 2009 by Sharon
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I’ve tried to remain open-minded about the true birthplace of our nation’s 44th president, but it’s impossible to sit comfortably ‘on the fence’, when online, archived articles undergo sudden revision.

Case in point, an article from January, 2006 that appeared in the Honolulu Advertiser’s online version. Here’s a link to the current version of the article. I happened to read this very article yesterday and made both a printed, pdf version of the article and a screen capture of the now altered section.

The original article, Oct. 15, 2009

The original article, Oct. 15, 2009 - Click to enlarge

Article as edited, October 16, 2009

Article as edited, October 16, 2009 - Click to enlarge

So, what’s the deal, huh? Shouldn’t the paper have titled this edited version as an Update with an explanation? If President Obama truly has the original birth certificate, why not just produce it?

Click for pdf version of full, unedited Honolulu Advertiser Original Article – The section in question is on page 3 of the pdf.

American Police Force is Now ‘American Private Police Force’ 2

Posted on October 05, 2009 by Sharon
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APPF LogoFor the life of me, I can’t figure out why the insertion of ‘private’ into the company name helps with any potential legal action. If I understand California regulations, it is unlawful to use the word ‘police’ in the name of any private investigative agency.

Note also that the company’s ‘logo’ has changed from the Serbian coat of arms (though it’s still in the Flash movie at the top) to an Eagle. Becky Shay told KULR8 News that the logo change was simply  “the quickest thing he could to diffuse [sic] tension”.  Shay claimed to have no knowledge of any litigation pending from the Serbian consulate.

By the way, today’s the firs time I’ve noticed the music playing in a small Flash window beneath the logo — Ravel’s ‘Bolero’. Interesting.

Surprisingly, the contract between APF (oops, I guess that’s APPF now) and Two Rivers Authority is still on the table, and a town meeting is scheduled for this afternoon (Monday, Oct. 5) at 3:00 pm at Hardin City Hall.

To see the changes for yourself, visit the APPF website.

MSNBC’s May 2009 Report on Hardin, Montana’s Detention Center Comments Off

Posted on October 02, 2009 by Sharon
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This video shows Greg Smith, the president of the Two Rivers Authority — he’s the same Greg Smith who was asked to step down three weeks ago with no explanation. Maybe Smith objected to the APF deal.

Shay: Job applicants overwhelmed American Police Force website 1

Posted on September 30, 2009 by Sharon
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American Police Force's new spokesperson Becky Shay introduces company president Michael Hilton to the media during a press conference at the Two Rivers Saturday, September 26, 2009. (LARRY MAYER/Gazette Staff)

American Police Force's new spokesperson Becky Shay introduces company president Michael Hilton to the media during a press conference at the Two Rivers Saturday, September 26, 2009. (LARRY MAYER/Gazette Staff)

According to yesterday’s article at the Billings Gazette, APF spokeswoman Becky Shay (who used to work for the Gazette) ‘explained’ why the APF website disappeared for several hours yesterday.

The Web site for American Police Force, the California company working on a contract to fill Hardin’s empty jail, is temporarily down.

Becky Shay, APF’s public relations director, said the Web site, www.americanpolicegroup.com, crashed because it has received more job applications than the server can handle. APF has received at least 2,000 applications, many of which are for jobs at the 464-bed jail in Hardin.

“The surge came after the announcement for Hardin,” she said. “Our Web site is getting 20,000 to 30,000 hits a day, and a lot of those are job applications.”

via Job applicants overwhelm American Police Force Web site.

Somehow, this explanation seems unlikely. Generally, an overwhelmed server simply reports a ‘server busy’ error, or the site simply fails to load. The APF site, however, reverted back to its ‘parked’ position at GoDaddy, as if all content had been removed.

Shay left her job with the Gazette to join the American Police Group as spokeswoman, promising ‘transparency’. However, she refuses to reveal the source of the group’s funding. I’m betting she doesn’t know. Sadly, if this all goes south, Shay may be knocking on the Gazette’s door with a smile and an apology.

American Police Force ‘Captain’ is from Serbia Comments Off

Posted on September 30, 2009 by Sharon
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'Captain' Michael Hilton was born in Serbia.

'Captain' Michael Hilton was born in Serbia. (AP Photo)

Congratulations to all those who guessed that the ‘Phoenix’ crest used by American Police Forces (aka American Police Group) represents Serbia. According to an article written this morning by Bob van der Valk of montanawithkids.com, Michael Hilton was born in Montenegro, Serbia. Van der Valk made a few investigative phone calls to Hardin citizens to verify or debunk some of the internet rumors. His first call was to the mayor’s wife:

I informed her that the Internet community and talk radio were rife with reports that this private security force is already patrolling their town and that they had stopped several people in town yesterday. Those same reports also stated that they were building some type of heavy duty gates at the entrances into town. “No way is that happening”, she said, “ I would know since I drive around town every day and would have noticed anything out of place” She said that her husband had been fielding a lot of calls from inquiring reporters and others peppering him with questions about the American Police Force contract.

While the mayor’s wife might be inclined toward ‘partisanship’, van der Valk confirmed her answer through calls to several other citizens. Van der Valk also verified details of a recent AP article about APF’s arrival in town, and he answered the mystery about the captain’s reportedly ‘thick Russian accent’ and the odd emblem used by the APF group:

We did confirm that the Town of Hardin, Montana held a news conference conducted by Becky Shay, the spokesperson for the “American Police Force”, last Saturday. They had shown up earlier in the week with three darkened out Mercedes SUV’s with Hardin Police decals on their side doors. She quickly debunked the fact that they were taking over policing the town and the decals have been removed. The decals included a crest that closely resembles the Serbian-Montenegro national crest making the vehicles look even more official. One of their principals with the APF, Michael Hilton, was born in Montenegro and has been using the vehicles as a good faith symbol in dealing with Hardin and Two Rivers Authority officials to be used at the new facility.

Be sure to visit the MontanaWithKids.com website to read the entire article. Link:  MontanaWithKids.com » American Police Force hits Hardin, Montana.

UPDATED: What’s Going on in Hardin, Montana? 7

Posted on September 29, 2009 by Sharon
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Today, a PID listener sent me a link to an article at KULR television, a station serving the Billings, Montana area. (Hat tip to Allen!) This strange and disturbing report describes vague details around a deal between the city of Hardin, MT and a mysterious organization called “The American Police Group”.

Once you’ve read the article, you’ll understand why I immediately conducted a Google search for information about the group that has promised to visit “…Hardin next week and start filling about 250 positions, 80% of which will be hired locally.”  In such lean economic times as these, it’s natural that small towns would seek to bring in new business, especially if said business uses and/or renovates already existing property. In this case, it’s the Hardin jail, currently an empty building, that the new ‘business’ has promised to renovate.

But how much vetting did the Twin Rivers Authority conduct before signing with their new partner? Perhaps none. However, like it or not, the California company has arrived in Hardin, for better or worse. I’m thinking the latter is a strong possibility.

According to a Sept. 26, 2009 article at the Mercury News:

After arriving in this rural city with three Mercedes SUVs marked with the logo of a nonexistent police department, representatives of an obscure California security company said preparations were under way to take over Hardin’s never-used, $27 million jail. [direct quote, although the emphasis is all mine]

Significant obstacles remain—including a lack of any prisoner contracts on the part of the company that wants to run the jail, American Police Force.

And on Friday came the revelation the company’s operating agreement for the facility has yet to be validated—two weeks after city leaders first unveiled what they said was a signed agreement.

If this were an April 1st article or one at Spoof.com, it would make much more sense!  ‘Captain’ Michael Hilton (known originally only as “Captain Michael” since he declined to reveal his surname, even to AP reporters) says he plans a helicopter tour of the area to locate the perfect 5,000-10,000 acre spot for a ‘tactical military training ground’. Read the rest of this entry →

First Look at the G20 Communique 1

Posted on April 03, 2009 by Sharon
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family-photo-020409By SHARON K. GILBERT
April 3, 2009

We believe that the only sure foundation for sustainable globalisation and rising prosperity for all is an open world economy based on market principles, effective regulation, and strong global institutions.
–G20 Communique

THE WORLD’s major economies met this week, and they have constructed a final report, a communique, which outlines the next steps in realizing an emerging New World Order.

Let’s examine these steps, shall we?

Item 3 begins with, “We start from the belief that prosperity is indivisible; that growth, to be sustained, has to be shared…” The first thing that struck me about this sentence is the choice of the word ‘indivisble’. Most Americans will instantly connect this phrase to one included in our own Pledge of Allegiance: “…one nation, indivisible…” Now, we are told that the entire world is ‘indivisible’ — that we have already become a world ‘nation’. Note, also the second half of this sentence, which directly relates to interdependence and world citizenship. Read the rest of this entry →

Lost in Translation: 4.6 Billion Tax-Payer Dollars and Our Old Friend DynCorp Cleans Up 2

Posted on February 22, 2008 by Sharon
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Cynthia McKinney goes after Rumsfeld and Co. regarding DynCorp — and she even asks about the ‘war games’ conducted during 9/11. Must-See Video.

By SHARON K. GILBERT
February 22, 2008

A CURIOUS BIT OF NEWS appearing at The World Tribune today, reveals that the US military has coughed up nearly five billion bucks for ‘translation services’ in Iraq. The recipient of this bounty is a company called Global Linguist Solutions, owned jointly by DynCorp and McNeil Technologies.

DynCorp International is a familiar name to anyone who follows government contracts — they get lots of them. DynCorp operatives serve as ad hoc soldiers and rent-a-cops whenever the military wants involvement coupled with ultimate deniability. Whether it’s spraying coca fields in Colombia or training police in Bosnia, DynCorp is there — no matter how dirty the job. Scandals seem to follow DynCorp — including allegations that DynCorp employees engaged in “perverse, illegal and inhumane behavior [and] were purchasing illegal weapons, women, forged passports and [participating in] other immoral acts” while training policemen in Bosnia. Read the rest of this entry →

Something isn’t right in Leistershire 2

Posted on January 09, 2008 by Sharon
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McCann eye
Madeleine McCann’s right eye.

The cottage industry surrounding Maddie McCann’s ‘disappearance’ is making me nauseous.

By SHARON K. GILBERT
January 9, 2008

ANY PARENT can tell you the child comes first. Period. At least, that’s how it should be, right? Then explain to me how Gerry and Kate McCann could even entertain a single thought about benefiting from their daughter’s disappearance (and very probably her death)?

Last May, Madeleine McCann was ‘taken’ from her parents’ hotel room in Praia da Luz (Beach of Light), Portugal. Note that I put quotes around the word taken. That’s because evidence is mounting that points to one or both parents. Blood identified as Madeleine’s was discovered in a rental car used by the McCanns two weeks following Maddie’s disappearance. How did the blood get there?

Defending Gerry and Kate is none other than Britain’s PM, Gordon Brown (a buddy it seems). And a scant fifteen days following the ‘kidnapping’, the Time reported that the McCanns trademarked Maddie’s name: ‘The campaign to find Madeleine McCann has applied for British and European trademarks to protect its fundraising, internet and print promotions. The applications, which were filed on May 18, seek to protect the name “Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned”. The European application also seeks protection for the provision of social services and advice for people affected by missing children.’ (Note that their site has raised over 1.2 MILLION POUNDS!).

Today we learn the McCanns are chatting with a film company about a movie! Read the rest of this entry →



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