11 October 2008

'UFO Hacker' Tells What He Found

The search for proof of the existence of UFOs landed Gary McKinnon in a world of trouble.

After allegedly hacking into NASA websites -- where he says he found images of what looked like extraterrestrial spaceships -- the 40-year-old Briton faces extradition to the United States from his North London home. If convicted, McKinnon could receive a 70-year prison term and up to $2 million in fines.

Final paperwork in the case is due this week, after which the British home secretary will rule on the extradition request.

McKinnon, whose extensive search through U.S. computer networks was allegedly conducted between February 2001 and March 2002, picked a particularly poor time to expose U.S. national security failings in light of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

McKinnon tells what he found and discusses the motivation behind his online adventures in this exclusive phone interview with Wired News.

Wired News: What was your motive or inspiration for carrying out your computer hacking? Was it the War Games movie?

Gary McKinnon: This is a bit of a red herring. I have seen it but I wasn't inspired by it. My main inspiration was The Hacker's Handbook by Hugo Cornwall. The first edition that I read was too full of information.... It had to be banned, and it was reissued without the sensitive stuff in it.

WN: Without this book would you have been able to do it?

McKinnon: I would have done it anyway because I used the internet to get useful information. The book just kick-started me. Hacking for me was just a means to an end.

WN: In what way?

McKinnon: I knew that governments suppressed antigravity, UFO-related technologies, free energy or what they call zero-point energy. This should not be kept hidden from the public when pensioners can't pay their fuel bills.

WN: Did you find anything in your search for evidence of UFOs?

McKinnon: Certainly did. There is The Disclosure Project. This is a book with 400 testimonials from everyone from air traffic controllers to those responsible for launching nuclear missiles. Very credible witnesses. They talk about reverse-(engineered) technology taken from captured or destroyed alien craft.

WN: Like the Roswell incident of 1947?

McKinnon: I assume that was the first and assume there have been others. These relied-upon people have given solid evidence.

WN: What sort of evidence?

McKinnon: A NASA photographic expert said that there was a Building 8 at Johnson Space Center where they regularly airbrushed out images of UFOs from the high-resolution satellite imaging. I logged on to NASA and was able to access this department. They had huge, high-resolution images stored in their picture files. They had filtered and unfiltered, or processed and unprocessed, files.

My dialup 56K connection was very slow trying to download one of these picture files. As this was happening, I had remote control of their desktop, and by adjusting it to 4-bit color and low screen resolution, I was able to briefly see one of these pictures. It was a silvery, cigar-shaped object with geodesic spheres on either side. There were no visible seams or riveting. There was no reference to the size of the object and the picture was taken presumably by a satellite looking down on it. The object didn't look manmade or anything like what we have created. Because I was using a Java application, I could only get a screenshot of the picture -- it did not go into my temporary internet files. At my crowning moment, someone at NASA discovered what I was doing and I was disconnected.

I also got access to Excel spreadsheets. One was titled "Non-Terrestrial Officers." It contained names and ranks of U.S. Air Force personnel who are not registered anywhere else. It also contained information about ship-to-ship transfers, but I've never seen the names of these ships noted anywhere else.

WN: Could this have been some sort of military strategy game or outline of hypothetical situations?

McKinnon: The military want to have military dominance of space. What I found could be a game -- it's hard to know for certain.


08 October 2008

Thief caught out by revealing tattoo

British detectives have made short work of a bungling car thief who broke into an unmarked police car kitted out with CCTV cameras.

To make matters worse for the aspiring criminal, he had his name and date of birth tattooed on his neck — making his arrest that much easier.

Aarron Evans, 21, pleaded guilty in Bristol Magistrates' Court to breaking into a covert police capture car in the city, according to UK media.

"We get such excellent images from these cameras that there is often — and never more so than in this case — no doubt who the criminal is," Supt Ian Wylie was quoted by the BBC as saying.

"Criminals won't be tolerated in Bristol and we will keep catching them and bringing them before the courts."

Evans, an illiterate man of no fixed address, was sentenced to seven months in jail.

The capture car — known as a "honeypot" — is a common technique used by British police to catch criminals in the act.

Officers bait the "honeypot" with a bounty of tempting items such as satellite navigation systems, handbags, car stereos and mobile phones.

Inside the car, cameras film the thief in the act.

ninemsn 8 Oct 2008

Elementary my dear Watson....

Nothing silly about this bloke at all !!! Lets take the logical approach.

Since he is illiterate, he tattooed his details for others to see if need be.

Since he is of no fixed address, he committed a crime CLEARLY showing his details, in return having guaranteed a fixed address, with bed and meals three times a day, free sex if he is the stronger party, all at the taxpayers expense.

Sounds like a deal too good for him to refuse !!! Now who's the silly one ??? !!! ??

Can a foetus be aborted at 1132 weeks ??

07 October 2008

Your Say = NO SAY

Comments that were made to the 'financial crisis' in a mainstream news media site, ninemsn.com were not published on the site. The sites disclaimer naturally states that it reserves the right to publish information. One of the questions posed was :

What do you think the banks should do?

Are you worried about the impact of the financial crisis on Australia?

The content of comments made were as follows :

There is NOTHING the government CAN or WILL do as this is an economy BEYOND the scope
of some miniscule Aussie penny watchers.

The depression of the 30's was an orchestrated event, by the financial elite.
(documentation today shows this to be very accurate). It was designed by the world's
largest banking families

It was designed to wipe out this middle class (which it did, and took over a generation to recover)
During this time the financial elite made LOT$ of MONEY, as the stocks fell and they bought up.
One of the most important commodities that went up (ten fold) was gold.
Officially the world's largest deposits of gold are held in London and N.Y, which are in the hands of the financial elite.

For those people in the know, and who are ca$hed up THIS is the BEST time.

The whole idea of this is for people to live in poverty, ie. be void of any savings.

During the depression of the 30's the financial elite 'bathed' (literally) in milk, and drove great big
guzzling Rolls Royces, whilst the people starved. These are documented facts, and pictures today
can be found, if you dig deep enough.

The mass media is in the control of a few individuals, in Australia, Packer, Stokes and Murdoch.
If political comments are uncomfortable (however true) they will NOT make the light of day to the masses.

This is generally TRUE of every government, even the ones who in theory say you have free speech

See comments on : "Your Say: Should the banks pass rate cuts on?"

06 October 2008

Banks 'need to explain' rates position

The banks have refused to give any detail as to why they can't pass on the benefits of an interest rate cut, opposition Treasury spokeswoman Julie Bishop says.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to hand down an interest rate cut of half a percentage point Tuesday, but the banks have indicated they won't be able to pass on the cut because of costs.
"The banks have clearly convinced (federal Treasurer) Wayne Swan that they need the benefit of the rate cut rather than passing it onto say small business borrowers or mortgage holders, but we don't have any of that detail as to why the banks cannot afford to pass on the benefit of an interest rate cut," Ms Bishop told ABC radio.
"The banks did complain of higher borrowing costs earlier in the year and increased their margins on the official cash rate by half a percentage point.
"That margin has been maintained and the banks went on to make a record profit throughout this year."
There were also mixed messages coming from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Mr Swan, Ms Bishop said.
"Given that Kevin Rudd is talking of the need to pump-prime the economy, for a $20-billion infrastructure fund, it's confusing when Wayne Swan says that it's more important to protect the banks' profit than stimulate the economy, when he's talking of an interest rate cut."
It's important that the banks remain profitable, but at a time when the economy needed to be stimulated, the question was how much of the cut the banks could pass on, she said.
"And we've heard very little from the banks."
Ms Bishop said the opposition's offer to sit down with the government on a bipartisan level to discuss the economic situation was rejected.
"So we are dealing with the available evidence and the available evidence shows that the banks are highly profitable and could afford to pass on an interest rate cut to those people who desperately need it."

AAP 6 Oct 2008

The banks DO NOT and will NOT explain anything to ANYONE. Whilst interset rates rise they are quick to pass on the cost to the consumer, BUT when they fall the same transaction takes twice as long.

Banks make phenomenal profits, and in difficult financial times make similar high profits.

Common interest rates that banks give in Australia can be 8%, whilst overseas interest rates given to the public of 20% are NOT uncommon.

05 October 2008

Secret Money

Walter, Ingo. The Secret Money Market: Inside the Dark World of Tax Evasion, Financial Fraud, Insider Trading, Money Laundering, and Capital Flight. 2nd edition. New York: HarperBusiness, 1990. 377 pages.
This scholarly work is replete with numerous examples of slime that floated to the surface from the underground world of high-finance and illicit wheeling-dealing, which is why we put it in NameBase. It is well- written, tightly-argued, and very informative, alternating between statistics on the dimensions of the secret money market, descriptions of escapades that ended in prosecutions, discussions of how accounts are opened in places like the Cayman Islands, and matter-of-fact observations about the effectiveness of SEC monitoring and regulation.

One suspects, however, that if this book sells well off campus it's because readers want to know how NOT to get caught. Off-shore banking, tax shelters, insider trading, and the arcane world of Swiss financial privacy are treated in rich detail, while more difficult scams such as fraud and organized crime within the savings and loan industry are not treated at all. But then Ingo Walter, professor of business administration, probably finds it difficult to keep on top of the high-capital crime curve from his office at New York University.
ISBN 0-88730-489-3