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WARNING: FCC to Allow Tech Corps to Run the Internet Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 24, 2014   Reports state that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to unveil rules that prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating or blocking content from any website or brand. Simultaneously, the FCC will also hand over power to ISPs to give preferential treatment to self-determined websites with an additional agreement that websites will be “commercially reasonable”. This would funnel huge amounts of cash flow to be used to ensure consumers are marketed to and followed across the internet for promotional purposes. This proposal has given cause for Comcast,…

6 Ways We Should Change the US Constitution, According to Former Justice Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 23, 2014   Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens spoke at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston about how it is essential and appropriate for Supreme Court Justices to consider politics when deciding on Constitutional questions. Stevens has written a book entitled, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution” and calls for severe restrictions on gun rights; as well as curbing free speech. In this book, Stevens proposes these changes to the US Constitution: • Measure to redraw district lines for political advantage •…

FBI Walks Out on Senator Questioning Obama’s Insider Threat Program Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 16, 2014   Earlier this month, Senator Chuck Grassley pointed out to the Senate how the Obama administration has used the Insider Threat program (ITP) to harass and threaten whistleblowers. Grassley said that “the FBI fiercely resists any efforts at Congressional oversight, especially on whistleblower matters.” When Grassley wrote a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) regarding their “training materials on the [ITP] an FBI legislative affairs official told my staff that a briefing might be the best way to answer” his questions. With Senator Patrick Leahy,…

Career-Ready v. Education: How Should We Prepare Our Children For the Future? Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 14, 2014   The Tennessee state legislature is considering compromising on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) adopted over a year ago. A bill was passed that would delay implementation of CCSS until 2016 and delayed testing for CCSS would begin in 2015. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) testing is at the heart of the issue. Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris commented: “I think we all agree that there should be more opportunity to consider alternatives to PARCC, or at least to put PARCC…

Are States Rebranding Common Core to Gain Parental Approval? Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 8, 2014   Indiana Governor Mike Pence has rejected Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and replaced the federal standardized education with new guidelines written “by Hoosiers for Hoosiers.” Parents in Indiana are not so sure; wondering if Pence has kept the same standards while changing the name to fool them into supporting this new initiative. Similar schemes have cropped up in Florida, Louisiana and other states. In Arizona the new plan is called Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (ACCRS) and in Iowa it is referred to as the…

Economist Warns Parents: Do NOT Opt Out of Common Core Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 5, 2014   Elementary school teachers in New York are complaining about the standardized testing provided by Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that are “unclear and inappropriate”. One teacher remarked : “No one has ever seen a test that more poorly assessed the ability of their students that it had. The test had nothing to do with the Common Core state standards.” A principal said: “We protected the children from the worst of the test. I don’t think most of them were too stressed out, but I think as…

Lawyers: FBI Encouraged Tsarnaev Brother to Be Informant Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 29, 2014   Attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say that his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev “was questioned by the FBI about his extremist views and encouraged by the agency to be an informant reporting on the Chechen and Muslim community.” Dzhokhar’s lawyers stated that “they sought a court order forcing prosecutors to turn over more evidence in the case, specifically evidence about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.” The attorneys argued in court: “The underlying data concerning the brothers’ activities, state of mind, and respective trajectories is critical” and evidence “shows Tamerlan to have had…

REVEALED: How & Why State-Sponsored Hackers Attack Journalists Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 29, 2014   Shane Huntley, security software engineer for Google explained how internet users are becoming victim to intrusion by government through emails access, personal data extraction – but journalists are “massively over-represented” in the lists of targets that are being harassed by state-sponsored hacking attacks. Huntley and Morgan marquis-Boire co-authored a report that was presented at the 2014 Black Hat conference in Singapore, outlining how those journalists exposing government corruption are being directly targeted. Huntley said: “If you’re a journalist or a journalistic organization we will see state-sponsored…

Brazil’s Marco Civil Bill: How Safe is Net Neutrality from Corporations? World News

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 27, 2014   The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies has approved the Marco Civil bill (MBC) which outlines protections for net neutrality, user privacy, security and freedom of expression. The MBC includes such provisions as: • Guaranteeing net neutrality • Protections for internet corporations from liability for 3rd party content • An internet bill of rights • Support of freedom of expression • Interoperability • Protection for personal data • Open government data Carolina Rossini, co-author of the legislation commented : “I feel my Carnival has finally arrived after years…

US Leaves ICANN, Opens Door For Global Internet Governance Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 15, 2014   The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a branch of the Department of Commerce (DOC), is ending its relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in 2015 because of the global governance model (GGM) being adopted by the regulatory agency. NTIA is currently contracted to operate key domain-name functions with ICANN. This spilt will leave ICANN to develop their GGM without the formal assistance of the US. Lawrence Strickling, administrator for NTIA explained that the GGM must “maintain the security, stability…

Congress to Review Copyright Law Abuse on Internet Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 14, 2014   Congress is examining the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA), Section 512 which dictates how the US government may deal with copyright on the Internet. Musician Maria Schneider complained to the House Judiciary Committee (HJC) that: “Copyright holders shouldn’t have to go back to a website and ask for repeat take-downs of the same file again and again. The DMCA provision giving websites legal protections for the content users post puts too much of the burden for finding infringing uploads on copyright holders and not…

Facebook Study Shows Effectiveness of Social Media Psy Ops Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 14, 2014   Apparently when users make a post on Facebook, they are 2 times more likely to affect the comments of their friends and anyone exposed to the posting. This means that feelings are being “transmitted” across the internet and is having a profound influence on the temperament of the public. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Yale University (YU) and Facebook Inc. conducted a test of a theory they concocted: can emotions be transmitted online through Facebook? The catalyst for this social media experiment…

EXPOSED: Climate Change Lies, Suppressed Evidence & Corporate Profits Weather

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 10, 2014   Climate scientist Nic Lewis and science writer Marcel Crok have determined in a newly published study that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other cohorts in scientific circles have doctored numbers and statistics about atmospheric carbon dioxide called “climate sensitivity”. The IPCC claimed in 2007 that the planet’s temperature would rise by 3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century; however because actual real world observations have not correlated with this assumptions, the IPCC changed their estimated to a 1.5 to 2…

Gov Sues Sprint: Overcharging Millions for Federal Surveillance Ops Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 5, 2014   Sprint Communications, Inc. (SC) is being sued by the office of the US Attorney in San Francisco because they over charged the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other federal agencies for compliance with wiretaps and other surveillance. Melinda Haag, lead attorney for the case complained to the court that Sprint “illegally included the hidden charges for the costs of equipment upgrades needed for the intercepts in its bills to agencies.” Haag said: “As alleged, Sprint overbilled law enforcement agencies for…

What Psychopathic Internet Trolls Can Teach Us About Persuasion Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 18, 2014   A team of researchers at the University of Manitoba have concluded that internet trolls display Machiavellian traits of psychopathy. The personalities of the trolls, according to the study, fall under the labels of: • Machiavellianism • Psychopathy • Sadism In other words, internet trolls are willing to manipulate and deceive because of a grandiose ego and self-obsessive behaviors that showcase their lack of empathy toward others and highlights their pleasure derived from the suffering of others. Time spent trolling the internet through comment threads was measurably…

The FCC & Obama’s Behavioral Insight Team: Gov Approved News Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 17, 2014   Just a few days ago, Ajit Pai, commissioner for the FCC stated that his agency would be dispatching “researchers” into media to monitor their news gathering processes under a “voluntary” compliance scheme to study how news is made, stories are chosen to go to print and possible ways in which discrimination is used to suppress information. By using the Fairness Doctrine Pai said that this research would infringe on the freedom of the press concept expressed in the US Constitution under the 1st Amendment. Last year…

The Future of Internet Governance Could Be Finalized Later This Year World News

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 10, 2014   The “real” owners of the internet are having a meeting to discuss how they can successfully obtain complete governance over the World Wide Web. The US State Department (USSD), under the Office of International Communications and Information Policy (OICIP) with direction from the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB/CIP) announced earlier this month that the US “will participate in the ‘Global Multi-stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance’ to be held on April 23 and 24, 2014” in Brazil. The task of the EB/CIP…