Sunday, December 12, 2010

Assorted Recent News

CTV News has obtained a draft copy of the Canada-U.S. deal which reveals that both nations, “intend to pursue a perimeter approach to security, working together within, at, and away from the borders of our two countries in a way that supports economic competitiveness, job creation and prosperity, and in a partnership to enhance our security and accelerate the legitimate flow of people and goods between our two countries.” The proposed agreement covers shared border management issues, such as an integrated cargo security strategy, a joint approach to port and border security and screening, as well as cross-border sharing of information between law enforcement agencies. CTV also reported that according to, “the Canada-U.S. deal dubbed Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Competitiveness, implementation would be handled by a newly created Beyond the Border Working Group.” A common security perimeter could force Canada to harmonize its immigration and refugee policies with the U.S. which would further undermine its sovereignty. It might also allow the U.S. to execute control of Canada in the advent of a terrorist attack or any other perceived threat to North America.

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Leaks expose US and UK fears over Pakistan nuclear arms

Pakistan: Nuclear fears

US and UK diplomats feared Pakistan's nuclear material could fall into the hands of terrorists, the Guardian reports some of the leaked cables as revealing.

Cables reported in the New York Times reveal the US has been attempting to remove highly enriched uranium from a research reactor in Pakistan since 2007.

In a May 2009 cable, US ambassador Anne W Patterson says Pakistan had refused a visit from US experts. She quotes Pakistan officials as saying removing the fuel would be seen in Pakistan "as the United States taking Pakistan's nuclear weapons".

Another cable concerning a US intelligence briefing in 2008, reported in the Guardian, said Pakistan was "producing nuclear weapons at a faster rate than any other country in the world".

Russian foreign ministry official Yuri Korolev feared that Islamists might infiltrate the ranks of the 120,000-130,000 people directly involved in Pakistan's nuclear and missile programmes.

"There is no way to guarantee that all are 100% loyal and reliable," he told US officials in February, according to the Guardian.
China buys Canada for 106 billion--
The pact would allow Chinese insurers, with $106-billion in capital at their disposal, to invest in Canadian capital markets. Analysts say it reflects the behind-the-scenes work by government officials to improve trade and investment ties with the burgeoning Asian economy.

Alan Greenspan admits that it was all a scam and fraud......
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UK's Nigel Farage on Scoreboard: We Should Tell Global Governance Folks to Go To Hell!

Right on! Add Nigel Farage of the UK Independence Party to Daniel Hannen, MEP also, who is fighting the good fight for liberty, freedom and limited government. Perhaps Britain and other member nations of the EU can withdraw from membership of that horrid body and have State sovereignty prevail in Europe. Why should Great Britain and other countries there have to pay for the sins of the others? Roc More..k on, Farage... ROCK ON!
Sergey Aleynikov
Sergey Aleynikov is a former Goldman Sachs computer programmer. He is accused [1] of stealing computer code that Goldman Sachs used to perform proprietary trading. According to Assistant United States Attorney Joseph Facciponti, "there is a danger that somebody who knew how to use this program could use it to manipulate markets in unfair ways."

He emigrated from Russia to the US in 1991. He is married to Elina, and a father of three children.

From December 1998 to April 2007, he served as the director of Routing R&D division of IDT Corporation. [1]

He contributed to a number of open source Erlang projects. [2] He also published CPAN modules. [3]

On July 3, 2009, he was arrested by FBI agents at Newark Liberty International Airport after Goldman raised the alarm over a suspected security breach.

He is accused of improperly copying software codes that performs "sophisticated, high-speed and high-volume trades on various stock and commodity markets", as described by Goldman.
He was employed for two years at Goldman on a salary of $400,000. In early June, he left Goldman to join Teza Technologies, a Chicago start-up which offered to triple his pay.


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