China Loves to Cyber | Unfilter 52

China Loves to Cyber | Unfilter 52

Chinese hackers have gained access to the designs of major U.S. weapons systems, a new report claimed on Monday. But we have a few questions about the timing of this announcement, and how it fits into the bigger picture.

And the “March Against Monsanto” protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities around the world protesting the GMO giant and it’s genetically modified seeds. We’ll dig into the movement’s real goals and see if it has any chance of making a difference.

Plus Why weapons are about to flood into Syria, your feedback, and much much more.

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— Show Notes —

Worldwide Monsanto Protests

The worldwide March Against Monsanto this past Saturday was no mere political demonstration. Rather, it was a worldwide mobilization against corporate greed, the assault on our health and environment, and the oppression of small farmers.

French scientists have revealed that rats fed on GMO corn sold by American firm Monsanto, suffered tumors and other complications including kidney and liver damage. When testing the firm’s top brand weed killer the rats showed similar symptoms.

The French government has asked its health and safety agency to assess the study and had also sent it to the European Union’s food safety agency, Reuters reports.

Based on the conclusion…, the government will ask the European authorities to take all necessary measures to protect human and animal health, measures that could go as far as an emergency suspension of imports of NK603 maize in the European Union,” the French health, environment and farm ministries said in a joint statement.

Researchers from the University of Caen found that rats fed on a diet containing NK603 – a seed variety made tolerant to amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller – or given water mixed with the product, at levels permitted in the United States – died earlier than those on a standard diet.

The research conducted by Gilles-Eric Seralini and his colleagues, said the rats suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The study was published in the journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology and presented at a news conference in London.

Fifty percent of male and 70 percent of female rats died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group, said the researchers.

China’s Cyber Heist

Chinese hackers have gained access to designs of more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, a U.S. report said on Monday, as Australian media said Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints for Australia’s new spy headquarters.

Citing a report prepared for the Defense Department by the Defense Science Board, the Washington Post said the compromised U.S. designs included those for combat aircraft and ships, as well as missile defenses vital for Europe, Asia and the Gulf.

Among the weapons listed in the report were the advanced Patriot missile system, the Navy’s Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, the F/A–18 fighter jet, the V–22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter and the F–35 Joint Strike Fighter

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Syria: The Proxy War

The EU’s move, which the Russian diplomat branded as an “example
of double standards”, opens the door for Britain and France to
supply weapons to Syrian rebels fighting the regime of President
Bashar Assad.

Criticizing Europe’s decision to open the way for potential arms shipments to Syrian
rebels, Russia insists that its own sale of arms to the Syrian
government helps the international effort to end the
two-year-long conflict, the diplomat added. He was referring to
the delivery of the advanced S–300 long-range air defense
systems, which Russia is carrying out under a contract signed
with Syria several years ago.

“Those systems by definition cannot be used by militant groups
on the battlefield,”
Ryabkov said. “We consider this
delivery a factor of stabilization. We believe that moves like
this one to a great degree restrain some hotheads from escalating
the conflict to the international scale, from involving external

The S–300 is a series of Russian long-range
surface-to-air missile systems designed to intercept
ballistic missiles, regarded as the most potent weaponry of
its class. The missiles are capable of engaging aerial
targets as far away as 200km, depending on the version used.

However, Russia has neither confirmed, nor denied “the status of
those shipments.”

The S–300, one of the world’s most advanced air defense systems, could make it harder for foreign forces to carry out airstrikes inside Syria, as Israel has done this year, or to impose a no-fly zone, as some members of Congress have called for.

The move is Russia’s biggest and most public step so far to bolster the government of Syria’s beleaguered President Bashar al-Assad, its longtime ally. Rybakov made no attempt to hide the Kremlin’s intention to prevent outside forces from tipping the scales in the long and bloody civil war.

“We believe such steps are to a great extent restraining some ‘hot heads’ from considering scenarios in which the conflict may assume an international scale with the participation of outside forces,” he said, according to RIA Novosti.

Israeli defence minister: "At this stage I can’t say there is an escalation. The shipments have not been sent on their way yet. And I hope that they will not be sent.

“But if, by misfortune, they arrive in Syria, we will know what to do.”

Yaalon’s comments were made before Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, ordered his cabinet to stay silent on the issue, according to public radio.

Despite Israel’s protests, the S–300 system will not be a large hurdle for that country’s advanced air force. The system can be easily spotted because it sends out a distinctive signal, and Israel may have already tested its own jets against such a system while working with Greece.

Top-level Israeli intelligence figures flew into Moscow on Tuesday night in a last-ditch attempt to talk the Kremlin out of supplying sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to the Assad regime, which once installed in Syria would have the range and power to target civilian and military aircraft over Tel Aviv.

Israeli diplomats will continue to work both privately and publicly to prevent the transfer until the shipment sails, but officials attempted to lower the diplomatic temperature, insisting Israel had no intention of fighting Russia on the issue.

Israel has read Moscow’s insistence on pursuing its deal to supply Damascus with the powerful missile systems as part of a “cold war” power struggle between the US and Russia playing out in the theatre of the Syrian civil war in which it wants no part.

Officials from the Obama administration have revealed that the White House asked the Pentagon to outline plans for a military no-fly zone over Syria, continuing strategy discussions that have been ongoing for more than a year.

If enacted, the no-fly zone would be enforced by the US military
with help from France, Great Britain and other allies.

“McCain said a realistic plan for a
no-fly zone would include hundreds of planes, and would be most
effective if it included destroying Syrian airplanes on runways, bombing
those runways, and moving U.S. Patriot missile batteries in Turkey
close to the border so they could protect airspace inside northern

Why Are Police So Desperate to Throw Kids in Jail

“Our son went to school the morning of Dec. 11 and he didn’t show up at home after school, because he was arrested in his classroom,” Snodgrass said. “Police went into his classroom armed, and handcuffed our son. We were not notified by anyone, and he was held for two days, and we were not able to see him,” a

Before Colorado passed Medical Marijuana legislation laws the number of kids treated for marijuana exposure was nil. Whereas in the cases examined after, there were 14 cases, out of which eight of those came directly from consuming marijuana food products.

From 2000 to 2009, the number of children aged 15 to 19 who died from poisoning increased by 91 percent, the CDC says.

Childhood death from poisoning rose 80 percent over the 10-year time period, owing largely to the huge increase in such deaths among children aged 15 to 19. Prescription drug abuse is to blame, according to the CDC.

Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, a Times analysis of government data has found.

Drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing at least 37,485 people nationwide, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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