Tuesday, July 22, 2008

La Conspiration Mondial

A little something from Montreal on the subject of every conspiraloon's favourite private surveillance contractor...




Liberté! Egalité! Conspiraloonaté!


Verint Systems
was reportedly put in charge of London Underground's CCTV cameras in 2004

Those would be the CCTV cameras that apparently didn't work on 7/7 and also on 22/7 when JCdM was shot in the face by persons unknown, lots


The people behind the short clip above have put together a much (much) longer sequence of videos dedicated to Verint but as they make repeated reference to the Mossad (the flame to the Loon moth) I won't be posting a link to them here. Not when a perfectly good Conspiraloon Alliance blog has been set up for that sort of thing

I don't pretend to know if anyone at Verint has any special knowledge about what happened on 7/7

Verint is, however...



- spooky as fuck and associated with more than its fair share of ex(?)-NSA types

- owned by Comverse, a company set up by a crook which was delisted from NASDAQ because of fraud

- operating in London Underground on a contract awarded to it whilst ex(?)-CIA man Bob Kiley was in charge of London Transport


None of which is very cool


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I was chatting with a few fellow loons a few days ago on the subject of 'who watches the watchers?' and the apparent over-representation of Israeli companies in the high-tech security business came up in conversation

You could very easily argue that circumstances dictate that the Israelis and the ex(?) NSA types who set these kinds of businesses up have experience which gives them a perfectly explicable head start with this sort of thing

But it still makes me twitchy

And, unlike London Transport and the Montreal Transit System, I personally try to avoid turning over the keys to all my confidential data to possible/ probable spook bastards (of any nationality) wherever possible

A couple of recent, relatively trivial, examples...

ZoneAlarm Firewall software - owned by Checkpoint Software and busted for sending encrypted data about users back to Mummy without asking their permission beforehand (though this unfortunate incident is no longer recorded in Wikipedia and therefore, arguably, never actually happened)

Fring - a package which enables users to talk and chat using Skype, ICQ, Google Talk, MSN Messenger, AIM and Yahoo Messenger on their smartphones. To my knowledge, Fring hasn't actually been caught out doing anything wrong but about two seconds after I loaded it onto my phone I asked myself was I really happy plugging in all my user IDs and passwords into a single piece of software which some apparently very altruistic people in a far off land were making available to me for free?

Fring is no longer installed on my phone

Open source
would, wherever possible, definitely appear to be the way to go

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30 comments:

ziz said...

There ain't no such thing as a free Fring

The Antagonist said...

Glad you mentioned Bob Kiley. It's not as though people weren't sounding the alarm about him and his spooky corporate imperialist buddies as far back as June 2002.

MP Mike Gapes to the house on 26 June 2002:

Kiley and his team are not following correct procedure. They are insensitive and, in the opinion of many people working in TFL, totally ruthless in the way in which they operate. New US staff are being sought all the time. For example, there is an ad on the alumni news and information website of Northwestern university for the transport planning opportunity of the decade: the post of transport planning director in London. It says that the post will be appointed by Transport Commissioner Bob Kiley and Jay Walder, and adds that this is a unique opportunity. That is being advertised on US university websites. I understand that it is not being promoted via human resources at TFL; it is being done directly by the Kiley operation.

Mr. Kiley recently sent someone to Harvard to investigate direct recruitment from there. As I speak, well-paid US consultants and contract-holders are sitting together on the 14th floor of Windsor house, where the American colony has been established, watching CNN and Bloomberg TV over coffee, gossiping about baseball, discussing old times together in the CIA and FBI and their operations in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, reading specially delivered copies of The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and The New York Times and planning their next first-class trip back to the big apple. It seems that we have a big problem if an organisation is created and run by an abrasive, autocratic and aloof group of people, who appears to believe that all British employees of TFL who were there before they arrived are not to be trusted.

Anonymous said...

Comverse video surveillance boxes often turn up in network security sweeps of corporate networks. Nobody except the auditors notices them and nobody is responsible for their placement. But there they sit, capturing images available to anyone who knows about the web server running on the assigned network address of the video capture unit.

Anonymous said...

A guy at my old workplace figured out the address and port of the intranet webserver running the live images of the security cameras. This was primarily so that he could check the parking lot to see if his boss's car was still there, when he wanted to leave early, since his boss got in a lot earlier.

Anonymous said...

7/7 is well feckin fishy.I thinks to meself ,,ok 911 inside job right! then eh 7/7 also an inside job???stands to reason.

I use Kaspersky for my PC security,,,yep 100% Russian,,,who would have thought say 5 years ago that many people would be using Russian productskies for security!!

Anonymous said...

Stop Press!

Sale of Students Loan Act 2008

kaicevy said...

com (Stef)
0

Anonymous said...

"1 Sale of student loans
(1) The Secretary of State may enter into arrangements (“transfer arrangements”)
under which rights of the Secretary of State in respect of student loans are
transferred to another person (“the loan purchaser”)."

Which sleazy creepy Nu-Lab crony-corporate organisation will act as "the loan purchaser"?

s1"(6) Transfer arrangements may be made—
(a) without the borrower’s consent;
(b) without notice to the borrower."

No point whining about it, you wont realise, at first.

s2"(2) Transfer arrangements may include provision—
(a) for repayments and other sums to be paid by the Secretary of State to
the loan purchaser (having been collected by or on behalf of the
Secretary of State), [ie if you do as your told, you wont be aware of what's going on]"

In answer to the question, why are they bothering, see

s2"(3) Transfer arrangements may include provision as to who is entitled to interest,
penalties or charges imposed or incurred after the transfer."

So, the gov sells the loan to some loan shark, and they're talking about penalties or charges imposed or incurred after transfer.

Anyone got a youtube link to that Mike Leigh film where the priest sells someones loan to the local debt collectors?

Stef said...

Anyone got a youtube link to that Mike Leigh film where the priest sells someones loan to the local debt collectors?

I'm still rooting around for the quote from one of the bastards behind the Dearing Report explaining that student loans were an excellent thing because they wired graduates into the debt system

Stef said...

btw isn't that a Ken Loach film or am I getting mixed up between Loach and Leigh? Perish the thought that anyone could do such a thing

ziz said...

"An Act to enable the sale of rights to repayments of student loans; and for connected purposes."

Connected purposes.

1. Reduce items on Govt Balance sheet.
2. Obtain one off cash payment from the lads in the City.

lwtc247 said...

"the flame to the Loon moth"

True not all things are directly attributable to neoZion, but many are, and it's foolish when appropriate to avoid doing so. It only lends them longevity. For example the Zionist affiliations of the most powerful corporations and politicians in the world, which is why they can do what they hell they pretty much like.

- It's only a flame if your afraid of resulting lies of the legion of Zion.

Who are the money lenders? Who innovater systems of financial fraud? - Just remember, draw your distinctions properly!

Well done to all 'Loon productions companies' for your valid calls.

Please post the link Stef or e-mail it to me, if you would be so kind.
Gratzi.

lwtc247 said...

gaqhP.S. We are forced to Have Kapersky too and I don't like it. I'm sure it's hogging my bandwidth.

Although having been given lessons in the Russian Language by peers from the Uni of Volgragrad (I'm crap at it btw but enjoy reading the 'weird' words) I don't fall for the bipolarization trap of Vodka is better than Jim Beam.

P.P.S. What is happening to the pot-smoking, beer swilling loans is that there being derivativized, like anything else that has/had underlying value. The object worth say $10, gets to generate 100 times the amount via derivative trading. And when it goes tots up, some civillian reaping goes on.

Is it loony of me to suggest one reason why the grubby Gubnt gave NR what must be about £100 billion (abt £1600 debt for every UKsan) is becasue it would have exposed the derivative trading done by the gubnt?. Heaven no. What a loonbatMong suggestion.

lwtc247 said...

Proposed ammendment to the Sale of Student Loans Act 2008:

Any seconders?

First line reworded to "BE IT ENACTED by queen Elizardbeth, the least excellent majesty, not least when she poos and wees just like us..."

Stef said...

@lwtc247

I included the link to the full video about Verint in the post but here it is again

Anonymous said...

Yep, I meant Ken Loach rather than Mike Leigh (they both remind us of what a miserable country we live in). The film was Raining Stones and the scene I was thinking of was when the debt collectors came knocking (or rather barging).

Stef said...

@lwtc247

re. the Z word in general

Hmmm, tricky and a short answer to the points you raise eludes me for the moment

Part of my problem is, I think, that a lot of people use the term Zionist in a very loose way as a catch all to include virtually all elitist/ imperialist interests

This can, and does, come across as being quite obsessive and corrosive. (A UK 9/11 Truth Forum recently imploded as result of just this issue)

Do the big banking, industrial and political dynasties behave the way they do because they are Zionists (in the strict definition of the word) or because they wish to maintain and expand their power?

Are, using an example that came up in conversation recently with a friend who lives in the ME, the Saudis Zionists?

Anonymous said...

Montreal, The Next Terror Target? - Part 1/10

This video is worth watching.Many interesting points.
No Cospiralloon worth his/her salt should miss it.It focuses on Verint.

Stef said...

It might also be worth pointing out that when a supposedly 'Anti-Zionist' political party did actually take power in a European country it promptly gave the Zionists a hand by...

a) not laying a finger on any of the real bastards

b) persecuting millions of ordinary people and effectively driving the survivors to settle in or support the Zionist state

Of course, there are those who believe that the Nazis were actually closet Zionists themselves

...as were the Bolsheviks

...the Windsors

...every US President since at least Lincoln or maybe Jackson

etc etc

Stef said...

"An Act to enable the sale of rights to repayments of student loans; and for connected purposes."

Connected purposes.

1. Reduce items on Govt Balance sheet.
2. Obtain one off cash payment from the lads in the City.


Longer term purposes/ social benefits of the Student Loan system...

1. Introduce young people to the joys of debt serfdom as soon as possible

2. Pacify/ neuter the above young people with the above debt serfdom (and cheap supermarket lager, obviously)

...raising money to support our tertiary education system barely comes into it

Anonymous said...

Part 4 has lot´s of info on Verint and Comverse.

By the way Comverse is still traded on the markets on pk listing ie Pink Sheets.

Anonymous said...

Part 5 is well interesting.it´s a Fox report.

lwtc247 said...

@ Stef.
You said "I won't be posting a link to them here." - that's what threw me. Mind you, according to some, linking is equivolent to endorsing! I'll say no more.

"Zionist in a very loose way as a catch all to include virtually all elitist/ imperialist interests",/I - You must admit though, it's pretty close to the mark!

"A UK 9/11 Truth Forum recently imploded as result of just this issue" - I think I know which one you mean but it seemed the CD of the forum was caused by a ban on issues pertaining to Zionism. Imploded? - mais oui!

"Do the big banking, industrial and political dynasties behave the way they do because they are Zionists (in the strict definition of the word) or because they wish to maintain and expand their power?" - I don't think it's necessarily an either/or, but there is a correlation. Zionism has as its bedrock, a belief in multi-fasceted elitism. That translates to unfair banking scams and cruel economic behaviour. Why should they care for what they describe as "non-humans"?

Pretty rapidly, this connects to the doctored and spun teaching of Judaism and hence the need for caution against unjustly roping in Jews who fully understand the religious corrution inserted into their teachings, and those who call themselves Jews yet who are really Zionists/Supremicists taggining on a twisted deviation of monotheism. BTW: There are many who are seduced by elitism but chiefly through ingorance rather than malice. Many of whom live in Occupied Palestine today.

And I'd say they don't have many places for their power to exand into. They seem to have peaked (Peak Zionism theory - I love it) and there's only one to change from ones zenith.

lwtc247 said...

Do you mean 'Anti-Zionist' or "'Anti-Zionist'" ?

lwtc247 said...

or even """Anti Zionists"""?

Stef said...

I think I know which one you mean but it seemed the CD of the forum was caused by a ban on issues pertaining to Zionism

the presence on the board of someone who has written about swimming pools in Auschwitz, as well as followers of another someone who claims to be the Rightful King of England/ Israel, didn't help much either

Stef said...

Mind you, according to some, linking is equivolent to endorsing

in situations such as this, plausible deniability is your friend

lwtc247 said...

"the presence on the board of someone who has written about swimming pools in Auschwitz, as well as followers of another someone who claims to be the Rightful King of England/ Israel, didn't help much either" - true, but I don't think there should be any sacred cows - especially when a clear Israyhelli link exists with 9-11 and also with 7-7. Innocent coincidence? Perhaps (although I think the dancing Israyhellies may tell a different story as would the baggage/security companies) BUT rational dicsussion will show the jokers in the pack on either side.

And Re: pools. If there were pools, (and I've seen some sites that show what appears to be pools) I pretty damn certain there weren't any captives allowed in them. Attempts to make the camps look like Butlins are extremely ill-founded.

"plausible deniability is your friend" - Nobody liked my friend. Oh well, not that it makes any difference I suppose.

Stef said...

And Re: pools. If there were pools, (and I've seen some sites that show what appears to be pools) I pretty damn certain there weren't any captives allowed in them. Attempts to make the camps look like Butlins are extremely ill-founded.

yes they are

as it happens, some of the camps almost certainly did have a few creature comforts on offer; partly for PR purposes and partly as a treat for the kapos who beat the shit out of their fellow prisoners

very few kapos appear to have survived the war

or should I say very few people who admit to having been kapos survived the war

lwtc247 said...

some of the camps almost certainly did have a few creature comforts on offer; partly for PR purposes and partly as a treat for the kapos who beat the shit out of their fellow prisoners" - Not much arguement from me there.

Final solution or not; even forced labour camps or not, the suffering of ALL people in those camps was a disgrace to humanity. The guards and kapos didn't give a rats behind if the inmates died, were killed or were forced to living a nightmare.