Egypt Election Landslide Win For Sisi

Egypt’s election officials say former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won over 94 percent of the expat votes in the country’s presidential election.

On Wednesday, Egypt’s Supreme Presidential Election Commission confirmed that former army chief, el-Sisi, has won the majority of the expatriate votes in the country’s presidential election.

The commission confirmed Sisi’s landslide victory over his main rival, Hamdeen el-Sabahi, saying that Sisi has claimed over 94 percent of the expatriate votes.

The commission also announced that over 300,000 Egyptians cast their ballots at polling stations overseas. The expatriates were allowed to vote without prior registration. Continue reading

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Net Neutrality, More Than One Way..

I strongly object to the measures taken by the fcc recently. It is much more than just allowing service providers to give higher speeds to higher paying customers. It started with mergers of telecom companies (Power falling into fewer hands) and is turning out to be a crucial matter of debate in the online community. Allowing this kind of behavior will open up the door to many unsavory acts of privacy and content control. I simply do not trust the guys riding the bicycle at the moment to have this power. If things were different we can talk, but its not.

Last week, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) came out with new proposals that could leave the door open for internet service providers to give preferential treatment to some traffic, in what has been called a “fast lane” for the internet.

The main objection to the fast lane is that it would lead to slower connections for those who don’t pay for it, giving an unfair advantage to those who pay for better, faster service.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, on the other hand, proposes that an internet fast lane could be achieved without harming the baseline speeds of other, non-premium traffic. Continue reading

America Oil Reserves Running low, Boko Haram To the Resue..Not

It was reported last weak that U.S oil reserves will be depleted in 5 years. It is no wonder then any excuse will be used as a pretext to gain more access to african rich oil reserves. We will beat them back with sticks if we have to.

ANTON WORONCZUK, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Anton Woronczuk in Baltimore. More U.S. officials, military personnel, and weaponry are being deployed to assist the Nigerian government with the search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram earlier in April. But as the press continues to follow the story, it leaves out the historical context and the conditions that led to the rise of Boko Haram. Our next guest argues that one place to start looking is at the 2011 NATO intervention into Libya.Joining us now is Ajamu Baraka. Ajamu is a human rights activist, geopolitical analyst, and a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive think tank based in Washington, D.C.Thanks for joining us, Ajamu.AJAMU BARAKA, ASSOC. FELLOW, INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES: Oh, it is my pleasure to be here.WORONCZUK: So the U.S. press continues to report on what’s going on in Nigeria, mostly to say that it should be understood in terms of the internal religious and ethnic tensions. But you say that the NATO intervention into Libya can help us understand the rise of Boko Haram. Take us through that argument.BARAKA: Well, I believe that basically you can’t understand what’s happening in Continue reading

In Letter to Obama, Cisco CEO Complains About NSA Allegations

I always figured they were complicit.

“Glenn Greenwald’s book No Place to Hide reveals that the NSA intercepts shipments of networking gear destined for overseas and adds spyware. Cisco has responded by asking the President to intervene and stop this practice, as it has severely hurt their non-U.S. business, with shipments to other countries falling from 7% for emerging countries to over 25% for Brazil and Russia.”

Warning of an erosion of confidence in the products of the U.S. technology industry, John Chambers, the CEO of networking giant Cisco Systems, has asked President Obama to intervene to curtail the surveillance activities of the National Security Agency.

In a letter dated May 15 (obtained by Re/code and reprinted in full below), Chambers asked Obama to create “new standards of conduct” regarding how the NSA carries out its spying operations around the world. The letter was first reported by The Financial Times. Continue reading

Let The Cyber Finger Pointing Begin

Never mind that both parties have hacked into each other the states is pushing for legal proceedings against a chinese hacker for hacking into private sector computers to sniff trade secrets. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

 

The US has charged five Chinese military members with hacking into private-sector companies, in the first cyber-espionage case of its kind.

Attorney General Eric Holder is to give details of the charges against the hackers accused of breaking into US companies to gain trade secrets.

The US and China have previously sparred over cyber attacks, with the US accusing China of attacking American companies and government targets.

China says it faces similar attacks.

Among the alleged victims were the United States Steel Corporation, Alcoa Inc, Allegheny Technologies, and a labor union, Reuters reported. Continue reading

Virus Signature Found In Bitcoin Block

Despite my sentiment about bitcoin this does seem staged. Why use such a very old virus and only the traces of it. I agree with the writer that this will only discourage folks to not use it. This virus is very old, I remember it well. It was the first virus I encountered. When I was a kid we took a bunch of floppy disks to the a friends dads server room to “backup” it was the server room of a large shipping company. After the message ‘your computer is now stoned’ appeared the rest of the afternoon went downhill rather quickly.

“Given that, it seems unlikely that STONED has been inserted into the blockchain, and far more plausible that a string of bits in the blockchain has managed to reproduce enough of the virus’ hexcode to trigger the signature warning.”

Source: The Register

Gazprom Deal – No its not a header for a porno movie

This may seem very irrelevant to most. It is something big. My understanding is that no matter the opposition to the chronies in power, no matter the many protests, petitions and outcry from the public they will not budge. We will have to wedge them out. It starts at the top of the pyramid this time. Items of power, food and medicine is where the hammer should be felled. Let them rot in place.

“The arrangements on export of Russian natural gas to China have nearly been finalized. Their implementation will help Russia to diversify pipeline routes for natural gas supply, and our Chinese partners to alleviate the concerns related to energy deficit and environmental security through the use of ‘clean’ fuel,” President Vladimir Putin said. ”

Source: Rt News

Indipenent GMO Study

This is long overdue. Our frame of reference on the safety of genetically modified food is only so diverse. If there is nothing wrong with it there is no harm in having more people study it. You would think folks would be thrilled so more can be understood and desciminated and reproduced. Surely its more important to solve world hunger than to keep patents and profit.. There are many countries that have banned certain gmo seeds, pesticides and food stuffs in recent years. Are they all just nuts? Somehow I don’t think so. If the world leaders track record and the massive amounts of money being spent on anti gmo labeling campaigns is anything to go by I suspect there is more than meets the eye. Don’t get me wrong. It is vital war, world hunger and disease to stop but like most solutions the bad guys have their sticky fingers in everything.

“The GSPA is raising funds from as many sources as possible for the experiment to come up to the group’s claims – the first-ever independent international research on GMO.”

Source: Rt News

Africa Fights Back, 200 Boko Haram Militants Killed

I have a friend who frequently travels to upper parts of africa, he tells me the nigerian people do not care very much if you are black or white. If you are the right person for the job you are the right person. He also says they don’t take thing lying down. My own experience with them has left me out of breath at times.

The false flag ‘operation boko haram’ instigated by the puppeteers is being met with strong opposition by local civilians.. This is africa beating its drum once more signaling they are not going to be taking this sitting down. This is excellent news. Death is never something to be proud or excited about but times are extreme. The puppeteers have killed hundreds of thousands over the years

Nigerian people have organized self-defense detachments to fight militants from the Boko Haram organization. The detachments have already killed 200 militants.

A military conflict between the self-defense detachments and the militants occurred in Kala/Balge, Borno State, at the border with Cameroon. The militia managed to foresee Boko Haram’s attack and seize the militants’ arms and transport.

The term Boko Haram means “Westernization is a sin.” Terrorists from this organization usually attack schools. In mid April they kidnapped more than 270 schoolgirls from a lycée in the town of Shibok. The terrorists said that they were ready to sell them as slaves or marry them off. Boko Haram followers want to create an Islamic state in the north of Nigeria.

Source: Voice Of Russia Continue reading

Egypt & its repeating cycle of horror.

This is absolutely one of the instances where I was wrong. When egypt rose to overthrow its then president Mohamed Morsi on July 3 2013 the alternative media outlets were gushing with calls of support. Too late did I realize this was a military coup, a process that has happened in its past before. A military dictator by the name of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was put in power and he has brutally cracked down on the opposition. Sis has now called for to the united states to re instate military support to continue the crackdown. Over 1400 people have been killed under his rule so far. With presidential elections looming egypt may repeat a cycle that has been ongoing for decades.

Source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/16/362858/sisi-urges-us-military-aid-resumption/

In late April, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Secretary of State John Kerry told Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy in a telephone call that Washington planned to resume some military assistance to Egypt and deliver 10 Apache helicopters because the Egyptian government is sustaining its strategic relationship with the United States and fulfilling its obligations to Israel.

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The former head of Egypt’s armed forces and the current presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for the resumption of US military aid to his country.

Sisi said in an interview with Reuters in the capital Cairo that the US military aid, worth $1.3 billion a year, is needed to assist in fighting terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula.

“We need American support to fight terrorism, we need American equipment to use to combat terrorism,” he said.

Last year, Washington partially froze its support for Cairo after a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Sisi, who ousted President Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2013, is accused of leading the severe crackdown against the supporters of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, hundreds of whom have been killed in clashes with the Egyptian security forces over the past few months.

Rights groups say at least 1,400 people have been killed in the violence since Morsi’s ouster, “most of them due to excessive force used by security forces.”

The Brotherhood was banned as a terrorist organization last December. The group’s spiritual guide, Mohamed Badie, has also been sentenced to death.

The development comes as Egypt’s presidential election is scheduled to be held on May 26 and 27 and Sisi is thought to be the winner of the vote. His only opponent in the race is the leftist politician, Hamdeen Sabahi.

Sisi’s victory would place Egypt’s presidency back in the hands of a top military official just three years after Egyptians rose up against former dictator Hosni Mubarak, an air force officer who ruled Egypt for nearly three decades.

In late April, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Secretary of State John Kerry told Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy in a telephone call that Washington planned to resume some military assistance to Egypt and deliver 10 Apache helicopters because the Egyptian government is sustaining its strategic relationship with the United States and fulfilling its obligations to Israel.