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 February 18 - NSA - Setting The Foundation For A Global Police State?
 Article: One World Government

"The NSA's domestic spying program, known in official government documents as the "President's Surveillance Program," ("The Program") was implemented by President George W. Bush shortly after the attacks on September 11, 2001. The US Government still considers the Program officially classified, but a tremendous amount of information has been exposed by various whistleblowers, admitted to by government officials during Congressional hearings and with public statements, and reported on in investigations by major newspapers across the country    In the weeks after 9/11, President Bush authorized the National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct a range of surveillance activities inside the United States, which had been barred by law and agency policy for decades.
When the NSA's spying program was first exposed by the New York Times in 2005, President Bush admitted to a small aspect of the program     what the administration labeled the "Terrorist Surveillance Program"    in which the NSA monitored, without warrants, the communications of between 500-1000 people inside the US with suspected connections to Al Qaeda."

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 February 10 - Why I want a microchip implant
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

A few years ago, I perched on the edge of my bed in a tiny flat, breathing in a cloud of acetone fumes, using a scalpel to pick at the corner of an electronic travel card. More than 10 million Londoners use these Oyster cards to ride the city's public transport network. I had decided to dissect mine. After letting the card sit in pink nail polish remover for a week, the plastic had softened enough that I could peel apart the layers. Buried inside was a tiny microchip attached to a fine copper wire: the radio frequency identification (RFID) chip.
My goal was to bury the chip under my skin, so that the machine barriers at the entrance to the Underground would fly open with a wave of my hand, as if I was some kind of technological wizard. But although I had the chip and an ex-Royal Marines medic willing to do the surgery, I failed to get my hands on the high-grade silicone I'd need to coat the chip to prevent my body reacting against it. Since then, people have used the technique I helped popularize to put liberated Oyster chips in bracelets, rings, magic wands, even fruit, but the prize for first London transport cyborg is still up for grabs.

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 February 17 - Human lungs successfully grown in a lab for the first time
 Article: Cloning And Genetic Engineering

Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston have succeeded in growing human lungs in the laboratory, using components from the lungs of deceased children. 
Stem cell specialists have been working on growing lung tissue for some years, but the lung is a complex organ, which presents more problems than regenerating other organ tissue, such as human skin. The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) first announced their solution for growing lungs in 2010. 
"In terms of different cell types, the lung is probably the most complex of all organs - the cells near the entrance are very different from those deep in the lung," UTMB researcher Dr. Joaquin Cortiella said at that time. "People ask us why we're doing the lung, because it's so hard. But the potential is so great, and the technology is here. It's going to take time, but I think we're going to create a system that works." 

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 February 15 - Feds want to track your DNA like a license plate
 Article: One World Government

The federal government doesn't just want the ability to track down your car; it wants to be able to track down your body as well.
Just as details are emerging about a controversial, nationwide vehicle-surveillance database, WND has learned the federal government is planning an even more invasive spy program using "physiological signatures" to track down individuals. The goal of this research is to detect - as well as analyze and categorize - unique traits the government can exploit to "identify, locate and track specific individuals or groups of people."
According to the program's statement of objectives, "The scope of human-centered [intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR] research spans the complete range of human performance starting at the individual molecular, cellular, genomic level."

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 February 13 - Pope: Jews and Catholics can work together for a "more just and fraternal world"
 Article: Ecumenical Movement - Other Religions Uniting With Roman Catholics

The foundation of dialogue between Christians and Jews is theological " and not simply an expression of our desire for reciprocal respect and esteem" and common service for the poor and the helpless. This is why they can work together for a "more just and fraternal world" and it is important that both Catholic and Jewish formation centers pursue mutual understanding.

These were the words today of Pope Francis as he received a delegation of the American Jewish Committee, one of the largest and oldest American Jewish organizations, of which he emphasized the "qualified contribution to dialogue and brotherhood between Jews and Christians " , carried out in years .

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 February 17 - FIDO Standard Aims To Eliminate Passwords
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

An industry consortium that aims to establish online standards for two-factor and biometric authentication has released the first draft of its technical specifications.
The Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance published a draft of its technical document on 11 February to allow nonmember companies to check out the specifications and develop products without actually joining the alliance. The FIDO Alliance aims to establish a common way for products and service providers to exchange authentication information, allowing customers to use a smartphone, USB token or some other device as security token.
If developers widely adopt the specification, it could allow consumers and workers to reduce their reliance on passwords, Phil Dunkelberger, chief executive of Nok Nok Labs, an authentication provider and a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, told eWEEK. A biometric, such as a picture or a thumbprint, could be used instead of a username-password combination, or a device or code could be added to a username and password to make the combination more secure.

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 February 17 - Inside The Smart, Sensor-Laden Pill That's Coming Sooner Than You Think
 Article: Miscellaneous

One of the entries in Co.Exist's recent list of World-Changing Ideas for 2014 is the concept of ingestible sensors, which people will swallow to monitor and improve their health. Biotech company Proteus Digital Health already has an early prototype: a "smart pill" made up of a sensor that is the size of a pinhead paired with a body patch that monitors activity and vital signs. Today, that sensor only transmits information about what pill a patient has taken and when they have taken it. But in the future, Proteus could go far beyond that.

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 February 15 - Food prices soar as incomes stand still
 Article: Signs Of The Last Times

Writer Jen Singer, the mother of two teenage boys, wrestles with her grocery list every week to keep the household budget from getting away from her.
"I'd like the government to stop by my house, come food shopping with me and see where the real costs are," she said. The adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is impossible thanks to apple prices, she said.

"We go through one of these every few days," she said, holding a loaf of bread. "It's a big part of my take home pay."
It's is not her imagination. While the government says prices are up 6.4 percent since 2011, chicken is up 18.4 percent, ground beef is up 16.8 percent and bacon has skyrocketed up 22.8 percent, making it a holiday when it's on sale.

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 February 17 - Globalists Unveil Socialist-backed New World Tax Regime
 Article: One World Government

As various tax-funded international institutions explicitly outline plans to plunder humanity's wealth to prop up governments drowning in odious debts, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) last week officially unveiled new socialist-backed plot to create a global tax information-sharing regime to ensure that nobody except the establishment escapes the upcoming fleecing. Under the proposed scheme, admittedly inspired by "FATCA," the Obama administration's latest addition to the sprawling U.S. tax regime, governments and dictatorships worldwide will automatically share all private financial data on citizens with each other to extract as much wealth as possible from the public.
Calling its scheme to put the final nail in the coffin for financial privacy "game changing," the tax-funded OECD said it would require governments to collect massive amounts of sensitive personal information on individuals from banks and other financial institutions in their jurisdictions. Once gathered, the vast troves of private data would be automatically exchanged between all participating governments and dictatorships. "You collect the data, you put it in the pipe and it goes to the other party," said OECD tax policy boss Pascal Saint-Amans, who pays no taxes on his bloated tax-funded salary.

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