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France Moves to Make ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Illegal From Now On. Free Speech Surpressed

The French government has announced ‘war’ on the spreading of conspiracy theories in schools, saying that they believe conspiracies to give fuel to extremists who seek to radicalize young people.

Authorities in France are desperately trying to battle the radicalization of young people in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, even though a significant portion of French people do not believe the official version of the story.

Thelocal.fr reports: Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (pictured below) spent Tuesday hosting a conference on the topic of fighting the spread of conspiracies at schools. The all-day conference, held at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, saw around 300 people in attendance, including students, teachers, psychologists and lawyers.

The aim is to start a discussion about the dangers of conspiracy theories, especially after terror attacks set tongues wagging in French school yards over the past year.

One group of 16-year-olds told the BFM TV channel that there was something “fishy”, for example, about the death of the policeman during last January’s terror attacks. “You can’t see any blood in the video,” said a boy called Julien. “He gets a bullet through the head but there’s no blood – only dust?” Other popular conspiracy theories include: And it’s exactly these kinds of rumours the government wants to crack down on, fearing that pupils take the conspiracies seriously because they’re easy to find online.

Rudy Reichstadt, who started the French site “Conspiracy Watch“, said that theories are spreading far quicker than ever before. “Teenagers have always been fascinated by the mysteries. But before, they’d have to go out and buy a book about it,” toldLe Figaro newspaper: A key problem is that many conspiracy sites online don’t actively advertise that they’re just speculations, meaning young people are more likely to believe that what they’re reading is true and isn’t just a theory, he added.

Tuesday’s conference will focus on how to get students to think twice before believing and indeed sharing such rumours. And in a bid to engage the young audience, officials have launched a website with more information called “We’re manipulating you” (On te manipule) and set up a SnapChat account, broadcasting video snippets on the topic to anyone who wants to watch.

“Together we will build a suitable response, which will break the students’ fascination with conspiracy theories and which will be based on the long-time strengths of schooling: rigour, reflection, thought and knowledge,” she said ( via topinfopost.com ).

 

Elon Musk To Launch 4,000 Satellites That Will Provide Internet From Space

Elon Musk is currently seeking government approval to begin testing on a project to broadcast the Internet from 4,000 satellites orbiting the Earth. He claims he wants to beam high-speed Internet to all corners of the world.

The plan would transform SpaceX from a company based solely on rockets and spaceflight into an Internet provider to rival the likes of Comcast, Verizon, and other telecom companies in a worldwide market thought to be worth over $2.1 trillion annually. Musk’s plan is to send his Falcon 9 rocket up into space, and then deploy a fleet of satellites around the planet.

He announced his plan earlier in the year, but it has just been released that SpaceX has made a formal request for permission from the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin testing next year. Musk wants to find out if the current antenna on his satellites would be strong enough to send the signals back down to Earth.

This isn’t the first time that a dot-com billionaire has dabbled in Internet satellites, and probably won’t be the last either. During the 1990s, a company founded by Bill Gates aspired to do something similar, but as costs spiraled out of control, the plan eventually collapsed. Even the Internet giant of Facebook has scrapped plans for a $500 million satellite to spread the Internet to the far reaches of the world.

But Musk is apparently fairly confident that he’ll be able to get 4,000 up and working. He claims that using lots of small machines that are both cheap and efficient will help his plans overcome previous problems of relying on larger satellites that are more difficult to replace if something were to go awry. And by manufacturing them all at SpaceX, he hopes to keep costs down and solve supply issues.

Grand as his scheme may be, and even if the FCC grant him permission to start his testing, the logistics of beaming high-speed Internet across the globe still make his chances of pulling this off fairly slim. Musk himself has already conceded that getting permission to operate in countries across the world would be “difficult, if not impossible.”

Article Source: http://www.iflscience.com/space/elon-musk-plans-launching-4000-internet-satellites

Edward Snowden : The Biggest Revelations Are Yet To Come…

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who stole thousands of classified documents before leaving the United States recently made an unexpected and unscheduled appearance at a TED conference in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday night. It was done so VIA satellite robot, where he emphasized that there is still a lot of reporting to be done.

What has come as a surprise to many, is the fact that the NSA and other intelligence organizations, as Snowden puts it, “a super national intelligence organization that doesn’t answer to the laws of its own countries,” has been spying on what seems to be the entire global population.

Here’s the full TED interview, and what Snowden had to say on Tuesday night.

 

He brings up some important points in this interview, especially about terrorism and how it’s always used as a cover for actions. He said “terrorism evokes an emotional response.” These words give more credence to the fact that false flag terrorism operations, like 9/11, have been used as an excuse and justification for unethical and inhumane actions. It allows more people to open their mind to the possibility that these horrible events were actually manufactured not by terrorists, but the United States government, or this global international intelligence organization Snowden refers to as the “Five Eyes.”

If terrorism isn’t the real reason, then ask yourself, what is the reason for all these ‘covert’ actions that remain classified for ‘national security’ reasons? It seems that ‘national security’ has become an excuse to conceal a large amount of information from us, just like JFK warned us about.

I think it’s also important to note that mass surveillance isn’t the biggest and most significant aspect of government secrecy. The biggest revelation Snowden has made so far (in my opinion) was the very first public disclosure of the black budget, which garnishes trillions of dollars every year for Special Access Programs (SAPs).

“According to our best estimates, more than half of all U.S. government records are classified. For an archivist seeking to preserve and understand our history, that means most of our history is kept secret from us, think about that for a moment.” – Richard Dolan

SAPs are programs that the public knows nothing about, they do not exist publicly, but they do indeed exist. They are better known as ‘deep black programs.’ A 1997 US Senate report described them as “so sensitive that they are exempt from standard reporting requirements to the congress.” (source)

Snowden probably does/did not have access to what these programs deal with, and you can bet that it’s not regarding surveillance, but instead things of much greater significance.

“It is ironic that the U.S. would begin a devastating war, allegedly in search of weapons of mass destruction when the most worrisome developments in this field are occurring in your own backyard. It is ironic that the U.S. should be fighting monstrously expensive wars allegedly to bring democracy to those countries, when it itself can no longer claim to be called a democracy when trillions, and I mean thousands of billions of dollars have been spent on projects which both congress and the commander in chief know nothing about.” – Paul Hellyer, Former Canadian Defence Minister (source)

I wanted to leave you with this quote, because it makes reference to the world of secrecy, and the black budget.

“We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects and it would take an act of God to get them out to benefit humanity. Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do.” – Ben Rich, Second Director of Lockheed Skunkworks (This quote has been verified by numerous sources. Here is one of them)