Minor update: Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs

Made a few small changes to both the Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs and the The Firefox Privacy Guide For Dummies!. There's no need to revisit them if you've already read them, but there is one IMPORTANT addition i want to highlight: Neither of my Firefox configuration guides should be used with the Tor browser! Doing so can cause a serious risk to your privacy.

I should've made that clear long ago, however i personally don't use Tor and so i wasn't really aware of the risks associated with installing certain add-ons with the Tor browser (which is Firefox, or a derivative thereof). Plus i'm not sure how how compatible the 'ghacks' user.js is with the Tor browser, much less my personal supplements.

Afternoon News Bytes – 27-May-2019

Army Virtue-Tweet Backfires: 1000s Expose "Heartbreaking" Horrors of War

After posting a video of a young recruit talking to the camera about how service allows him to better himself "as a man and a warrior, the US Army tweeted, "How has serving impacted you?

As of this writing, the post has over 5,300 responses. Most of them are heartbreaking.

"My daughter was raped while in the army, said one responder. "They took her to the hospital where an all male staff tried to convince her to give the guy a break because it would ruin his life. She persisted. Wouldn't back down. Did a tour in Iraq. Now suffers from PTSD.

The War Racket Continues… 84 Years Later! – Global Research

On this Memorial Day weekend all Americans should look back to the great essay written in 1935 by Marine General Smedley Butler. He named it 'War is a Racket' and it still resonates nowadays perhaps even more powerfully. His essay should be required reading for all high school American History students. General Butler acknowledged that he became a 'Gangster' for the US corporate interests internationally.

The Best Way to Honor Fallen Soldiers Is to Stop Sending Troops to War

In the subsequent years, an arms industry dependent upon government funds grew bigger and increasingly powerful, gobbling up taxpayer dollars in the form of deals with the Department of Defense. In September 2018 alone, Boeing received 20 contracts worth $13.7 billion. In November 2018, Lockheed Martin scored a nearly $23 billion contract for F-35 jets. As with all big government programs, inefficiency, waste, and corruption have plagued this state-subsidized industry.

U.S. War Criminals, Conspiracy Theorists and the Mainstream Media vs. Julian Assange – Global Research

Julian Assange exposed U.S. war crimes, CIA spying capabilities, false flag cyber attacks and corruption within the Democratic Party and he's the bad guy?

An "Emergency to Send Billions in Weapons to the Saudis – Global Research

So Trump has declared an "emergency to circumvent Congressional oversight of arms shipments to other countries. By law Congress by law is given 30 days advance before before such sales are completed, and it can obstruct them. But a loophole in the Arms Control Act allows the president to authorize sales in an emergency.

The World: What Is Really Happening – Global Research

You may recall that, one month after the Skripal incident, there was allegedly a "chemical weapons attack in the jihadist enclave of Douma, which led to air strikes against the Syrian government in support of the jihadist forces by US, British and French bombers and missiles. At the time, I argued that the Douma jihadist enclave was on the brink of falling (as indeed it proved) and there was no military advantage – and a massive international downside – for the Syrian Army in using chemical weapons. Such evidence for the attack that existed came from the jihadist allied and NATO funded White Helmets and related sources; and the veteran and extremely respected journalist Robert Fisk, first westerner to arrive on the scene, reported that no chemical attack had taken place.

Short film reveals the lunacy of water fluoridation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has hailed water fluoridation as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century. Beginning in 1945, it was claimed that adding fluoride to drinking water was a safe and effective way to improve people's dental health. Over the decades, many bought into this hook, line and sinker, despite all the evidence to the contrary. The featured film, "Our Daily Dose, reviews some of this evidence.

Trump Regime Demand for Palestinian Surrender. Washington's "Peace Process" is a Colossal Hoax – Global Research

Trump's so-called "deal of the century has nothing to do with peace, nothing to do with resolving irreconcilable Israeli/Palestinian differences — everything to do with serving Israeli interests at their expense.

"Truth Ultimately Is All We Have:" Julian Assange Appeals for Public Support

"Truth Ultimately Is All We Have:" Julian Assange Appeals for Public Support

Julian Assange's letter to independent British journalist Gordon Dimmack:

I have been isolated from all ability to prepare to defend myself, no laptop, no internet, no computer, no library so far, but even if I do get access it will be just for half an hour with everyone else once a week. Just two visits a month and it takes weeks to get someone on the call list and the Catch-22 in getting their details to be security screened. Then all calls except lawyer are recorded and are a maximum 10 minutes and in a limited 30 minutes each day in which all prisoners compete for the phone. And credit? Just a few pounds a week and no one can call in.

A superpower that has been preparing for 9 years with hundreds of people and untold millions spent on the case. I am defenceless and am counting on you and others of good character to save my life

I am unbroken albeit literally surrounded by murderers. But the days when I could read and speak and organise to defend myself, my ideals and my people are over until I am free. Everyone else must take my place.

The US government or rather those regrettable elements in it that hate truth liberty and justice want to cheat their way into my extradition and death rather than letting the public hear the truth for which I have won the highest awards in journalism and have been nominated seven times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Truth ultimately is all we have.

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I updated the Subscribe page with a new category; Israel. Anyone who is subscribed to 'All' categories will automatically receive post notifications for the new category.

Now, while i was looking at my subscriber list i noticed several people subscribed to email announcements for the '12bytes Website' category and i suspect they may not know what this category is for. The reason they may not know what the category if for is because i apparently don't know what it's for either, or more accurately, i sometimes forget its intended purpose even though i'm the one that did the intending. Those subscribing to the 12bytes Website category probably want (i'm guessing) to subscribe to the 'All' category instead which will send email notifications for everything, site-wide (all categories). From now on, the 12bytes Website category will be used only to announce technical stuff regarding the website, such as this post.

So if you're one of those that subscribed to the 12bytes Website category, you may want to change your settings which you can do from the email announcement you got for this post.




Afternoon News Bytes – 25-May-2019

The 25 Jewish Neocons Who Got Us Into the Iraq War

A List of prominent Jewish Neocons and their role in getting the U.S. into Iraq and Homeland Security

DISCUSSION: To Hep B Or Not Hep B – The Highwire

Dr. Rashid Buttar sits down with HighWire host Del Bigtree to discuss the Hepatitis B vaccine

Bolton & Pompeo 'looking for fight' with Iran, Trump trapped in the middle – Ron Paul — RT USA News

"Warmongering hawks on President Donald Trump's team are pushing him towards conflict with Iran as the situation in the region becomes more dangerous by the day, former congressman Ron Paul told RT.

'Yellow Vests' march in Paris for 28th week in a row – YouTube

'Yellow Vest' protesters take to the streets for the 28th weekend in a row. Tens of thousands have marched in the streets of France every Saturday since November 2018, for a variety of grievances ranging from taxes on fuel to income inequality.