Death of Online Privacy: If You Use Skype or Gmail, FEDS Want to Listen and Read in Real Time

You knew it was coming. Here it is. I had already warned readers about Yahoo.com email. Now it’s federal open season

English: Gmail logo

on Gmail as well. NOTHING you send or receive on Gmail is to be considered private. Ask General Patraeus. He knows all about that.

Full Text of Latest Propaganda Statement from North Korea Published By UK News Website

LATEST PROPAGANDA STATEMENT RELEASED BY NORTH KOREA IN FULL

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (right) presenting a memorial automatic rifle

[ Photo ] Kim Jong Un Convenes Operation Meeting, Finally Examines and Ratifies Plan for Firepower Strike – Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA)

“The moves of the U.S. imperialists to violate the sovereignty of the DPRK and encroach upon its supreme interests have entered a grave phase.

Not content with letting B-52 make sorties over south Korea in succession despite the repeated warnings, they made B-2A stealth strategic bomber and other strategic strike means fly from Whiteman air force base in Missouri State, the U.S. over south Korea on March 28 for the first time in history to commit such dangerous provocation as openly staging a drill for striking ground targets of the DPRK.

This fully proves that the brigandish ambition of the U.S. imperialists for aggression to stand in confrontation with the DPRK has reached an extreme phase defying the meaningful warning made by its revolutionary armed forces in the March 26 statement of the Supreme Command of the Korean People’s Army.

In view of the prevailing grim situation, Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Marshal Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, convened an urgent operation meeting on the KPA Strategic Rocket Force’s performance of duty for firepower strike at the Supreme Command at 00:30 Friday.

Present there were Hyon Yong Chol, chief of the KPA General Staff, Ri Yong Gil, director of the Operation Bureau, Kim Yong Chol, director of the General Reconnaissance Bureau, and Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Rocket Force.

At the meeting he first received a report from General Kim Yong Chol, who is also vice chief of the General Staff of the KPA, on the information about the nature of action of the nuclear strike means of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces.

After receiving a report from Lieut. General Kim Rak Gyom on the technical conditions of the strategic strike means of the KPA, he made an important decision.

He said he has judged the time has come to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists in view of the prevailing situation.

If they make a reckless provocation with huge strategic forces, the KPA should mercilessly strike the U.S. mainland, their stronghold, their military bases in the operational theaters in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in south Korea, he said. He examined and finally ratified the plan of the Strategic Rocket Force for firepower strike.

The U.S. imperialists let B-2A make sorties over south Korea in succession, indicating once again that their hostile acts against the DPRK have entered a reckless phase, going beyond the phase of threat and blackmail, he said.

B-2A’s flight to the sky above south Korea is not a simple demonstration of forces in reaction to the tough stand of the DPRK but an ultimatum that they will ignite a nuclear war at any cost on the Korean Peninsula, he noted, underlining the need to put a definite end to the times when they could threaten and blackmail the DPRK with nukes.

He declared the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK would react to the U.S. nuclear blackmail with a merciless nuclear attack, and war of aggression with an all-out war of justice.

He finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets of the KPA, ordering them to be standby for fire so that they may strike any time the U.S. mainland, its military bases in the operational theaters in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in south Korea.

He said the enemies are bringing dark clouds of a nuclear war testing the DPRK’s self-restraint, adding the DPRK can no longer tolerate this. He ordered the KPA to blow up and reduce everything to ashes at a single strike, if an order is issued.

He said the heroic service personnel of the KPA and all other people, their hearts burning with irrepressible resentment at the reckless war provocation moves of the U.S. imperialists, are now waiting for a final order of the WPK Central Committee, hardening their will to turn out in a do-or-die battle with the enemies.

The KPA will never remain a passive onlooker to the U.S. imperialists’ frantic moves for aggression but do its best to defend the destiny of the country and nation, he said.

It is the truth confirmed by history that no force on earth can hold in check the people all out for the just cause, he noted, stressing if an undesired war breaks out on this land again due to the consequences of the unpardonable action of the U.S. imperialists, it will bring them a shameful ruin and the Korean nation will greet the bright day of national reunification.

The important decision made by him under the grave situation where the Korean Peninsula has been pushed to the brink of a nuclear war by the U.S. imperialists will mark a turning point in putting an end to the history of the long-standing showdown with the U.S. and opening a new phase of history.”

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Full Text of Latest Propaganda Statement from North Korea Published By UK News Website

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North Korean War Propaganda Videos and The ‘Lighter Side’ of Sabre Rattling

So, what’s the real disposition of the North Korean people regarding a possible war with the US and South Korea? Today I went looking for answers to this question, [ if they exist] in video form. Here is part of what I am finding.

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UK News Site Publishes Photos of Kim Jong Eun Signing Off on Plans To Attack US

“…. Hopefully what will occur is that cooler heads will prevail…. and this will de-escalate.” – US Senator Bob Corker

The ongoing game of “military bluff” between  US and North Korea military leaders is getting deadlier by the day, and neither side seems to be backing down.

We all know what the deadly game of “chicken” is all about, when two speeding vehicles are facing head on, trained upon one another on a collision course, traveling at break neck speed, and the first vehicles to veer away from the imminent head on collision is the “chicken”.

It would appear that’s where we are here. I’m not comfortable with it, and I wasn’t thrilled to learn that the head of our own military command is not actually sure “how our actions [ US Stealth bomber SE Asia fly-over 3.28.2013 ] are being interpreted in North Korea” by Jong Eun. Isn’t that like tossing a weapon into the air then wondering right before you catch it  “…wow, I hope this thing’s not loaded ….”

Can our nation afford the luxury of not knowing how this week’s stealth bomber fly-over of North Korean targets would be interpreted by an unhinged, untried, untested young lunatic head-of-state in North Korea? Judging from recent propaganda videos which are emerging from North Korea, the North Korean people are already being whipped up into a frenzy to go to all out war with South Korea and the US.  This has to be a nerve wracking time to be living in South Korea. The video below appears to portray an invasion of South Korea by the North, among other things.

Cited:  “Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North’s ruling communist party, said that with “the ceasefire agreement blown apart… no one can predict what will happen from now on”.

Voiding the armistice theoretically paves the way for a resumption of hostilities, as the two Koreas never signed a formal peace treaty and remain technically at war.

“The North is giving the impression it wants to put things back to where they were 60 years ago,” said Yang Moo-Jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul.

Experts point out that North Korea has declared the ceasefire dead or obsolete nearly a dozen times in the past 20 years.”

It’s way past time to de-escalate this ongoing war game and ratchet down the growing tensions. Let’s please NOT let this ongoing military PR show get to the point where Jong Eun actually believes that a pre-emptive strike on US soil is a thinkable, doable action that his nation can survive.

Is there anyone anywhere out there in foreign policy [ WHERE is John Kerry right now? ] land who can remind Jong Eun of what will happen to his nation if they let loose a missile trained onto the United States? There are millions of innocent lives at stake here.  Hello???

Cited news report:

North Korea plan to attack US mainland revealed in photographs

North Korea has revealed its plans to strike targets in Hawaii and the continental United States in photos taken in Kim Jong-un‘s military command centre.

North Korea has revealed its plans to strike targets in Hawaii and the continental United States in photos taken in Kim Jong-un's military command centre.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (sitting) convening an urgent operation meeting at 0:30 am on 29 March 2013 at an undisclosed location Photo: EPA

By Julian Ryall, Tokyo

12:08PM GMT 29 Mar 2013

The photos appeared in the state-run Rodong newspaper and were apparently taken at an “emergency meeting” early on Friday morning. They show Kim signing the order for North Korea’s strategic rocket forces to be on standby to fire at US targets, the paper said, with large-scale maps and diagrams in the background.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered strategic rocket forces to be on standby to strike US and South Korean targets at any time (EPA)

The images show a chart marked “US mainland strike plan” and missile trajectories that the NK News web site estimates terminate in Hawaii, Washington DC, Los Angeles and what they claim is Austin, Texas.

The text on the map, which shows the west coast of North America, says “Plan to hit the U.S. mainland”

The meeting of Pyongyang’s senior military leaders was called after two US B2 bombers, flying out of bases in Missouri, carried out simulated bombing raids on North Korean targets on an island off the coast of South Korea.

“He finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets, ordering them to be on standby to fire so that they may strike any time the US mainland, its military bases in the operational theatres in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea,” the state-run KCNA news agency reported.

A U.S. airforce B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies over Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea

It added that the B2 test flights demonstrated Washington’s “hostile intent” and said the “reckless” act had gone “beyond the phase of threat and blackmail.”

The North’s military was placed on its highest alert level earlier this week and a hotline link with the South Korean military was severed.

North Korea has also cut the mobile Internet link for foreign visitors, only weeks after the 3G service was introduced.

North Koreans have held a rally at Kim Il-sung Square in central Pyongyang in support of military actionDespite the increasingly belligerent rhetoric and new images emerging from the North Korean regime, analysts believe its missiles are not capable of striking targets as far away as the US mainland and are not, as yet, capable of delivering a nuclear payload.

The images of Kim surrounded by his officers and diagrams of targets in the US are designed for a domestic consumption and to demonstrate the young leader’s mastery of military affairs, experts believe.

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Greensboro NC Health Alert: Antibiotic Resistant MRSA Found in Elementary School Student

I just found this breaking story on Twitter and it looks urgent enough to report. MRSA is an antibiotic form of staphylococcus or “staph” germ which is resistant to all known forms of antibiotic medication. An elementary school student in Greensboro North Carolina was found to be infected with the variety of “Staph” known as MRSA and was sent home from school. The school has closed for the day. Here is the report I located:

See http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20130327-38660-USA

Biological Hazard in USA on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 at 19:31 (07:31 PM) UTC.

Description
A Southern Elementary School student was diagnosed Tuesday with a drug-resistant bacteria known as MRSA, officials said. Guilford County Schools spokeswoman Cynthia Shah-Khan confirmed a student was found to have methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. The bacteria is resistant to multiple antibiotics including methicillin. The student’s classroom was disinfected Wednesday and a letter was sent home to parents, officials said.
Biohazard name: MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
Biohazard level: 3/4 Hight
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that can cause severe to fatal disease in humans, but for which vaccines or other treatments exist, such as anthrax, West Nile virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, SARS virus, variola virus (smallpox), tuberculosis, typhus, Rift Valley fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, yellow fever, and malaria. Among parasites Plasmodium falciparum, which causes Malaria, and Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes trypanosomiasis, also come under this level.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

How the West Sees Kim Jong Eun… Or … Just Because I Can [ and They’re Really Funny. ]

Humor has universal appeal for disarming misunderstanding between friends. How often have you seen someone crack a joke during a tense or uncomfortable moment and quickly clear the air, offering relief for everyone and lowering blood pressures all around? It works!

Let’s all crack some ‘North Korea’ jokes today. Can we lighten things up a bit? I live on the west coast and all the missile talk is getting old.

I am looking at hundreds of political cartoons and satirical images of Kim Jong Eun, JUST FOR FUN and to bring levity to the increasingly ridiculous situation that Eun finds himself in. If he will STOP making bellicose threats, then he won’t have to look cowardly or silly when he obviously knows he is NOT going to act on them.

One doesn’t shoot the only cook in the building when one is in prison and starving to death, right?

The prison that the Kim family dynasty built over 40 years, which Kim Jong Eun now finds himself inhabiting 24-7 is the domain of DIRE misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the greater world around North Korea. A lie of such magnitude that it’s almost hard to behold has been perpetrated in North Korea for decades now. The BIG LIE is the ongoing tall tale that America is the “sworn enemy” of the North Korean people. We Americans well know that nothing could be further from the truth. Our tax dollars have helped to feed the North Korean people for at least twenty years now. Fact check it if you don’t believe me.

So why does North Korean leadership want to bite the hand that feeds it?

There is one singular answer. As long as Kim Jong Eun can keep the “big lie” going and continue to cow his people with the tall tale that America is their “sworn enemy” who intends to harm or erase the North Korean people off the earth, the sickening military machine of North Korean fascism can continue to grind on, like the ever-present gnawing in the bellies of 24 million people, 3 million of whom have already starved to death due to the policies of the Kim family dynasty.

3 million people: that’s the entire population of the greater Seattle or Portland region. It’s a stomach turning fact. And it’s only an estimate. No one really knows exactly how many North Koreans have already died from starvation, or have been killed in the despised secret prison gulags since the rise of the Kim family dynasty of death and despair.

Where is the personal breaking point of the North Korean people?

I have to wonder: how many North Koreans long for freedom and “3 squares a day?” How many North Koreans would be delighted with even “one square meal” today?

How many North Koreans feel they have the literal strength and inner resolve to rise up and call for a change? Is there a boiling point brewing anywhere inside the secretive nation? Is there a real hunger for freedom, more than just REAL and ONGOING hunger?  I wonder about these things, and today I am posting a little good humor to bring levity to the moment and comic relief to an insane and truly tragic situation.

See also https://21stcenturyscreenshots.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/north-korea-new-threats-usa/

See also http://www.nknews.org/2013/03/what-its-like-to-run-a-north-korea-news-website/

See also http://www.nknews.org/2013/03/combat-ready-north-korea-threatens-to-attack-u-s-bases/

North Korea Issues Highest Military Alert, Makes New Threats Against USA

North Korean ruler Kim Jong Eun seems to live in his own ‘private military Idaho’. It’s well known all around the world that the US military has no interest or intention of initiating any sort of military “first strike” against the miniscule fascist state, but by the way Eun is frantically beating his chest and bellowing one would think the man feels threatened.

The fact is Kim Jon Eun DOES feel threatened. US joint military exercises now underway with South Korea have rattled the little fat man’s nerves enough that he continues to issue loud bellicose and irrational threats, making statements like the following:

“From this moment the… supreme command will put on the highest alert all the field artillery units including strategic rocket units and long-range artillery units which are assigned to strike bases of the U.S. imperialist aggressor troops in the U.S. mainland and on Hawaii and Guam and other operational zone in the Pacific as well as all the enemy targets in south Korea and its vicinity.” – Kim Jong Eun

This commentary kind of reminds me of the wild crazy unstable neighbor who threatens passersby on the shared sidewalk with an ax every time their dogs pee on his lawn. Everyone knows the crazy ax man neighbor has a screw loose, and probably needs MEDS at least. Most make an effort to avoid letting their dogs step on his grass, but once in a while a stray pooch does the unthinkable and pees on the man’s grass, which unleashes a pathological rage riot by the guy, brandishing his

“Infant Terrible” Kim Jong Eun: At only 28 years of age, Kim Jong Eun had little life experience or knowledge of the actual outside world when he inherited the Kim family dynasty’s highest postiion of power. His behavior since he took the helm of North Korea has only confirmed suspicions that he is remarkably unprepared to lead the Korean people, behaving in many ways as a permanently developmentally frozen man-child himself. Western cartoonists have not hesitated to play upon this fact in their portrayals of the youthful and apparently clueless Kim Jong Eun.

weapon on his front lawn and roaring at the passerby who scuttles away with the guilty looking dog. Kim Jong Eun  is  “the crazy guy in the neighborhood” which everyone tries to avoid – he definitely has the syndrome. What the US and South Korea can’t avoid is also being on joint military high alert in case “the crazy guy in the neighborhood” actually does lose it and come running at them with his ax.

The joint military exercises we are conducting with South Korea equates to our dogs peeing on Kim Jong Eun’s lawn. We have to use that shared sidewalk to conduct the exercises. And Eun is bellowing about it, waving his ax in the air.

A propaganda poster displayed in North Korea crushing the
American military under the weight of a nuclear missile.
The majority of North Koreans have little or no idea that
Westerners bear no malice toward them personally. Rather,
we are moved with compassion due to their ongoing plight.
Our government and the UN have issued the sternest sanctions
yet regarding North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons,
as of March 2013.

I suppose any signs that could be interpreted as a DE-escalation would just be the sounds of silence, huh? They would be the sounds of Eun NOT making a fresh new bellicose threat against South Korea and the US.

Is there anyone in Kim Jong Eun’s inner circle who knows how to give this man a chill pill?  It’s time.  I’m all for the sound of silence from Kim Jong Eun.

If the big hint about the “sound of silence” doesn’t work – maybe we can all send flowers?  Here is my gift of beauty, peace and serenity to Kim Jong Eun, courtesy of the Miracle Corporation blog on WP:

See also http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/26/17467525-north-korea-puts-rocket-units-on-highest-alert-issues-new-threats-against-us?lite&google_editors_picks=true

See also:

‘Combat Ready’ North Korea Threatens To Attack U.S. Bases

Flickr Photo Gallery of North Korean Travel Photos