Friday, July 26, 2013

Shock Video: Business Owner’s Surveillance Cameras Seem to Catch Undercover Police Agent Planting the Crack That Landed Him in Jail

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Shock Video: Business Owner’s Surveillance Cameras Seem to Catch Undercover Police Agent Planting the Crack That Landed Him in Jail

Unbelievable video captured by a New York business owner’s surveillance cameras appear to show an undercover police informant (not a police officer) planting and photographing crack cocaine, which ultimately led to the man’s arrest.

Scotia and Schenectady County Police reportedly became suspicious of Donald Andrews, Jr., who owns a smoke shop on Mohawk Avenue in Scotia, N.Y., and decided to send the undercover informant to gather some information. He was sent to Andrews’ place of business twice, according to WNYT-TV.

It was during the informant’s second trip to the smoke shop that he was caught on camera planting and photographing what appears to be cocaine.

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Heavenletter #4627 Other People’s Lessons, July 26, 2013

Heavenletter #4627 Other People’s Lessons, July 26, 2013

God said:

There is one person only that you have to educate, and that is yourself. No one else.

Does that seem contrary to the idea that you are your brother’s keeper?

Look, everyone is responsible for everyone else. Your thoughts are heard around the world. That you are responsible for others does not mean that you take others on as a project. Not at all.

The best thing you can do for others is to take active responsibility for yourself. You do not accommodate yourself to everyone else. You are not a chameleon. You do not take on other’s lessons.

If you take all the responsibility, you are making others irresponsible. Others are responsible for themselves. You are not. If you are always the one conceding responsibility, bending over backwards to another’s will, how are you serving Me or yourself? You can always give away half a sandwich, but not your very self. You are not to depreciate your own value.

Yes, it can truthfully be said that you can change the world. It can truthfully be said that you have a great influence on everyone and everything. It can equally and truthfully be said that you don’t change anyone or anything by setting out to change them. How others think, feel, and act is their responsibility. It is not yours.

Because someone may have poor manners does not mean that you have to make up for their failings. Hands off! Your very caring for others can be your downfall, and it may be the others’ downfall as well. You do not do anyone a favor by trying harder and harder to please. This is indulgence and not service. Where is it said that you are to take over for others? You are not everyone’s mother.

Yes, improving yourself is a way to help effect change in others. That doesn’t mean you are to forget yourself and focus on others. You may cook the food that you serve to others. Still you are to eat as well. It is not wonderful of you to negate yourself.

What did the Great Spiritual Ones focus on? Think a moment before you answer. You may think their first focus was on the care and handling of other people. How did the Great Ones serve others? They served by serving Me.

Let Us say that you are cooking for five people. Please, don’t tell Me that you prepare five different meals to please all whom you serve. If someone is not happy with the meal you have prepared, that is their problem, not yours. If someone does not enjoy the meal you prepare, that is their choice, not yours. You have to count yourself important and not only others.

I do not tell you to be a martyr in serving others. I do not ask you to throw yourself in front of a train and thus prove your goodness. You don’t have to prove your goodness. The ones I intend this Heavenletter for definitely have nothing to prove. You exceeded goodness long ago.

First of all, beloveds, you have nothing to prove. You don’t have to prove yourself to Me. In serving others, are you trying to prove yourself to Me, to others, and to yourself? Don’t do that. Stop now.

Serving others by sacrificing yourself is tantamount to sacrificing Me. You may be putting others before Me, beguiling yourself into believing in the supreme goodness of your own Being.

If you sacrifice yourself, if you become the horse who carries everyone on your back, you are putting other gods before Me. Do not always put others’ needs before your own. That is martyrdom. You are not, definitely not, to give up your own well-being. How does telling yourself that you are responsible for others’ moods or selfishness serve them or Me? It is serving no one. Wake up, beloveds, those of you who may give others the opportunity to deny you, again and again. You are free to reap your own joy. It has your name on it, not someone else’s.

If you continually put others’ needs before your own, you are not valuing yourself. When you do not value yourself, you are also not giving credit to the other person, nor are you valuing Me.

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Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

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Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords
Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.

The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed.

If the government is able to determine a person's password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user. Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused.

"I've certainly seen them ask for passwords," said one Internet industry source who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We push back."

A second person who has worked at a large Silicon Valley company confirmed that it received legal requests from the federal government for stored passwords. Companies "really heavily scrutinize" these requests, the person said. "There's a lot of 'over my dead body.'"

Some of the government orders demand not only a user's password but also the encryption algorithm and the so-called salt, according to a person familiar with the requests. A salt is a random string of letters or numbers used to make it more difficult to reverse the encryption process and determine the original password. Other orders demand the secret question codes often associated with user accounts.

"This is one of those unanswered legal questions: Is there any circumstance under which they could get password information?" --Jennifer Granick, Stanford University

Project XIII for Windows 8 Phone is Released and Now in Microsoft App Stores for Download

I just finished speaking to Caleb Skinner, the force behind Project XIII. We have some good news! The Windows 8 Phone app is now in the windows app store!  The iPhone app will follow on in week or so.  The Windows phone app will only work on Windows 8 phones, not the prior version of windows phones.  Caleb said their policy will be to always support the latest version of phones plus the previous generation. 

The iPhone app is complete but Caleb is moving some of the buttons around so that the user interface is more friendly to the phone owner.  

The app is free to download, and comes with a 60 day free subscription.  After 60 days the subscription price is the very reasonable price of $1/month.    The subscription pays for the server that syncs your friends updates from the prior 3 days to your phone.  Project XIII is unique in that its entire design is to keep your data private and owned by you.  Project XIII will only store friends updates for 3 days, so its up to you to sync with your friends, after 3 days their updates go away from the server.  The sync data is stored on the server in AES 256 encrypted form, and is not retained longer than 3 days.

Windows desktop and Mac Desktop apps will follow soon after the iPhone release.  

Below are some screenshots from the Windows 8 Phone app that Caleb has provided:

Japanese Commuters Move A 70,000-Pound Train
To Rescue A Trapped Woman

Japanese Commuters Move A 70,000-Pound Train
To Rescue A Trapped Woman

About 40 Japanese commuters joined forces with railway staff to move a 70,550-pound train after a woman fell into the 8-inch gap between it and the platform.

They pushed the train so it was leaning back, allowing others to pull the woman free. The woman, in her mid-30s, had fallen to her waist and was not seriously injured, according to the AP.

The train, stopped at Tokyo's Minami-Urawka station, was delayed by just eight minutes, the Guardian reported.

Photographer Norihiro Shigeta from Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun got the shot:

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