Just When We Thought We had Freedom of Speech
I’m surprised this hasn’t happened already. A new “powerful weapon” has been discovered in China’s electronic arsenal. It’s said to be related to China’s Great Firewall, but it’s actually the opposite. This powerful “weapon” intercepts web traffic to specific websites and inserts malicious code, then floods to a separate website they want to disable.
They call it The Great Cannon. Seems like more of an annoyance than anything, but if tweaked in the wrong direction for a more devious intention, it could probably cause some issues. Or maybe it is stemming from something that’s already been done.
China’s Great Cannon is very similar to the weapon used by the NSA and it’s British cousin, GCHQ, for targeted surveillance and China uses it to jam up web traffic for censorship. Either way you slice it, it doesn’t sound very good. I am sure at this point we all feel a little watched.
Street Cameras, surveillance cameras, facial recognition software, these amendment violating “weapons”… I’m sure we will be seeing propaganda or a false flag convincing the sheeple that we need to give up more freedoms for safety.
I’m hoping at this point if that happened to the “internet”, the programmers, the coders, the hackers, and the software developers just create a private internet by the people for the people. No ads, no censorship, just freedom of information sharing. No mysterious videos that show up and then suddenly don’t work.
I am sure there would be sleezy activity. Yes, I’d like to make sure it wasn’t a breeding ground for crime, but if it was privatized, there could be guidelines for participation.
It should be no different than being a guest in someone’s home. At least I dream it to be so.
You Can’t Convict Someone Who Thought They Were on a Spaceship!
A San Franciscan man was acquitted for his crimes for burglary because he was experiencing meth-induced psychosis. He gained access to an apartment building because he thought it was the end of the world and he needed to board a space ship.
He got inside an apartment and decided that a back pack filled with a passport and an earthquake kit was all he needed as he tossed an exercise ball onto the fire escape to assist his transition into another galaxy.
The man and woman who lived in the apartment woke up, threw a couple punches, and then called 911.
The man was ultimately acquitted of his crime, a sentence that would have lasted up to 14 years. His defense attorney was able to argue he had no intent to actually burglarize a home and harm anyone, he was just so set on getting to the spaceship or through the portal.
This is a very large scale, “dog ate my homework” defense. It worked this time, but I wonder how many times it will be referenced as a legal precedent for future cases involving people and spaceships.
Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up!
Detergent Free Laundry
I know this subject might be a bit of fluff, but it’s interesting if you like to use alternative products. Crystal Wash cleans laundry by using bioceramics to lift dirt, grime, grease, and bacteria. The website for the product itself is very vague and doesn’t reveal much about what’s in the product, leaving some consumers worried about it’s contents.
Crystal wash is initially more expensive than detergent, but over time it is definitely a cost savings. It equates to about 5 cents a load. You have to use “pods” to load the Crystal Wash and they eventually need to be “recharged” by the sun.
There is also a campaign on kickstarter.com that’s raised almost $300k for the company to put out Crystal Wash 2.0. The second generation product will have sensors in the crystals that can communicate with your smart phone to let you know when the crystals need recharged and how much money you are saving by using the product.
Put’s a new spin on the phrase “Smarty Pants”!
We are far greater beings than we have been told, far greater beings than most of us realize.
In Light and Love,