Fantastic Lad writes: US district judge Katherine Forrest, in New York City's eastern district, found that section 1021 – the key section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – which had been rushed into law amid secrecy and in haste on New Year's Eve 2011, bestowing on any president the power to detain US citizens indefinitely, without charge or trial, "facially unconstitutional". Forrest concluded that the law does indeed have, as the journalists and peaceful activists who brought the lawsuit against the president and Leon Panetta have argued, a "chilling impact on first amendment rights". Her ruling enjoins that section of the NDAA from becoming law.
Fantastic Lad writes: Barrie Trower, Retired British military intelligence scientist in microwave and stealth warfare speaks out. "To be honest ma'am, I don't care about the official secrets act when I see what is going on in the world". He claims that microwave radiation, specifically the modulated frequencies within the commercial spectrum are deliberately used to cause cancer and exact psychological attacks upon targets. This from an audio interview (Transcript here) with South African radio show host Jenny Crwys Williams. "I spent eleven years questioning captured spies...one of my particular tasks was to learn the particular frequencies of microwaves that they used on which particular victims, if I may use that word, and what the outcome was, and I built up a dossier...I'm probably the only person in the world with the complete list...I built up a dossier of what pulse frequencies of microwaves will cause what psychological or physiological damage to a person." Some of that list is included in this paper.
Fantastic Lad writes: Being a giant geek, I was doing a bit of reading up on Triffids, (the BBC just released its latest adaptation of the John Wyndham classic, "The Day of the Triffids"), and I came across one of those stories which made me blink. Seems a strain of Genetically Modified Flax which some forward-thinking planners designated as, "Triffid Flax" has been showing up all over the world despite its being banned and removed from trade back in 2001. "As of October, the following countries had reported the illegal GMO in their food chains: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA."