THE PARALLEL INTERNET: Is Big Brother Screening (Censoring) Political Blogs?
BLOGGER'S PREFACE: I often post to The Washington Post's "The Fix" political blog. The following would not post last night. After three attempts, I received a full-screen message that my post was "being held for approval by the blog owner." I believe this was a "spoofed" page -- which, not so coincidentally, was the topic of my post. Here it is (unless this post is censored, too):
"THE PARALLEL INTERNET": IS THE GOVERNMENT SCREENING AND CENSORING POSTS TO "THE FIX" AND OTHER POLITICAL BLOGS?
• Evidence of "prior restraint" of bloggers and commenters
This frequent contributor to the Washington Post political blogs "The Fix" and "The Trail" finds that his musings are often not posted immediately -- and sometimes, not at all -- but, according to data contained in the browser task bar, are first being transmitted to a "mirror site" called "miisolutions.net."
This mystery site, which is listed as having a hub in Ashburn, VA., has become a disturbing piece of internet lore. A "Google" search reveals that several other internet users are mystified by the appearance of this URL in their browsers. Several have reported that their computer seems to grind to a stall when the message reads that data is being transmitted to miisolutions.net.
In my case, the unwelcome URL means that my posts that are delayed -- sometimes, up to a couple of minutes or more -- and typically, it happens when I write something critical of the status quo ante or the prevailing political dogma.
Lately, since I began to write about this, my posts stopped posting at all.
In the past, such posts have generated a white page with black and blue fonts, entitled "Comment Submission Error," with the message that "there was a problem" with your post, because "too many comments have been submitted from (sic) you in too little time," with the suggestion to "try again later."
Yet when I tried again, I usually found the posts were indeed published. Until last night. Now, I'm getting another suspicious-looking page with the message that my post has been "held for the blog owner" -- a curious phrase for a mainstream web site.
I believe it is likely that the Washington Post web sites are being "spoofed" -- that is, false, counterfeit pages are being inserted in the data stream, but apparently only for certain "targeted" users.
This "spoofing," which is a well-known phenomenon among the geek set, provides a mechanism for what constitutional rights adherents call "prior restraint," a form of censorship.
Some of my internet postings apparently have been sabotaged. I have found content altered, with words charged and typos inserted. And "live" internet links in my postings often have been broken by the addition of superfluous html code. This has happened to me frequently on the "Politico" web site.
There really does seem to be more than one "internet." So don't scoff when it's referred to as "the internets," plural. The joke could be on US.
While I cannot prove it, my theory is that certain articles and postings I have made are being pre-screened, cataloged and sometimes, censored outright, by elements within the government which seek to silence critics and those who dare to express "contrary" views.
Those of you who have read my articles at http://members.nowpublic.com also know that I have worked as a mainstream media journalist for decades -- and that for the last several years, I have become a victim of an unremitting campaign of harassment, intimidation, and physical assault that is commonly known as organized or community gang-stalking.
This activity, apparently conducted nationwide by local civilian vigilantes affiliated with government-funded community "watch" and policing groups as well as private fraternal and public safety organizations, is alleged to involve the use so-called "directed energy weapons" to physically degrade their targets.
This high-tech weaponry emits silent and potentially harmful bursts of radiation instead of bullets or pellets. It already is widely deployed among the military as well as the intelligence and law enforcement "communities" -- but the mainstream media has been led to believe that portable "D.E.W." is not yet operational. My reporting and personal experience indicate otherwise.
I have gone public because I believe that untold thousands of Americans -- and possibly, some of our elected political leaders -- are being subject to these assaults and affronts to humanity. Many victims of this "domestic terrorism" may not have a clue what is causing their physical symptoms, or the vandalism and sabotage of their property and means of telecommunications.
My email is erratic, my computers and internet connection are unreliable, and I am finding it difficult to get through to people who have the power to order an investigation of these civil liberties abuses and alleged crimes against humanity.
Please read my articles at http://members.nowpublic.com/scrivener
If the links are broekn, please immediately contact site administrators.
Those who speak out about extra-judicial targeting and harassment typically are branded as delusional, much in the manner of the old Soviet Union's notorious "gulag" system. This is no delusion; do a "Google" of the terms "gang stalking" and "directed energy weapon" to see what's out there, and the numbers of people chronicling this horror.
In particular, check out this site:
It very well may be that this "extra-judicial targeting"' of American citizens is responsible in part for the mortgage market meltdown that has led to a broader financial crisis. I address this very real possibility in an article posted to my blog site.
Please do whatever you can to help demand that Congress immediately launch an investigation into these abuses -- before more people become victims of these inhumane and unconstitutional abuses, what appear to be a product of an official terror war on free speech and political dissent in America.
P.S. -- This was posted in the headlines section of Democracy Now! on 9/22:
Army Unit to Deploy in October for Domestic Operations
Beginning in October, the Army plans to station an active unit inside the United States for the first time to serve as an on-call federal response in times of emergency.
The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent thirty-five of the last sixty months in Iraq, but now the unit is training for domestic operations.
The unit will soon be under the day-to-day control of US Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command.
The Army Times reports this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to Northern Command. The paper says the Army unit may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control. The soldiers are learning to use so-called nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals and crowds.
IS THIS THE "OCTOBER SURPRISE"?
Please note the last sentence, an apparent reference to "directed energy weapons" of the sort that I have discussed in this and other posts. What happened to the concept of posse comitatus, that supposedly prevents using the Army for domestic policing? I guess the Patriot Act did away with that nicety.
Put this item together with the financial crisis; extra-legal targeting of Americans; telecom immunity; electronic voting and the lack of a paper trail to allow recounts; the Sarah Palin pick... are we headed toward a "silent coup," martial law, suspension of civil liberties, and a crackdown on "dissidents" -- defined as anyone who who doesn't buy into the new world order?
Note that we haven't seen the above item in the mainstream media.
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