Australia and U.S. FBI Break a New Crime Ring-More Than 800 Suspected Criminals Arrested
The FBI began operating an encrypted device network called ANOM, and covertly distributed devices with the chat app among the criminal underworld via informants.
"You had to know a criminal to get hold of one of these customised phones. The phones couldn't ring or email. You could only communicate with someone on the same platform," the Australian police explained.
The devices were initially used by alleged senior crime figures, giving other criminals the confidence to use the platform.
The operation, jointly conceived by Australia and the FBI, saw devices with the ANOM app secretly distributed among criminals, allowing police to monitor their chats about drug smuggling, money laundering and even murder plots.
More than 800 suspected criminals have been arrested worldwide after being tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, officials say.
Drugs, weapons, luxury vehicles and cash were also seized in the operation, which was conducted across more than a dozen countries. This included eight tonnes of cocaine, 250 guns and more than $48m (£34m) in various worldwide currencies and cryptocurrencies. link
Australia ‘mouse plague’ sees rodents crawling into beds and biting occupants
Farmers in Australia are having to put the legs of their beds in buckets of water to stop mice biting them while they sleep.
Millions of mice are running riot in the eastern part of the country and are causing extensive damage to farms by eating crops and attacking grain silos.
The rodents have even been finding their way into hospitals, schools, and have forced supermarkets to put food in sealed containers. Videos posted on social media have highlighted the sheer magnitude of the problem with thousands of mice seen scurrying around farms.
Xavier Martin, a grain farmer from the Liverpool Plains of New South Wales told The Telegraph: “People are putting the legs of their beds in buckets or pots of water, but the mice are still climbing curtains, jumping onto their beds and biting them.”
Mr Martin said the issue was mainly in New South Wales, but extends into Queensland and Victoria, with various other hotspots.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme: “As they run out of food and cannibalise each other they do decline but in other places they are just absolutely exploding and its not thousands its billions.”
“In my family farm we put out two billion baits mainly by aircraft, and we are only moderate sized farmers and they are all gone, the baits have all been all taken.
The sheer scale of the problem was revealed after a map was created by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) called MouseAlert.
The website and app allows farmers to report mice sightings in their area so the problem can be tracked. A report on the website in March warned that the mice have “continued to breed through summer/autumn, to reach a peak at sowing of winter crops.”
Mr Martin added: “In daylight you go out and you might only see a a few here and a few there until you disturb them in the crops or the paddock or in the shed.
“But at night time they are just going in both directions across the road and if you stand still they will climb up your trousers, the outside if you’re lucky, the inside if you’re unlucky.
“When you drive down the road in the light patches you only see a few fir pelts quashed on the road but in some of the thicker patches you can barely see the tar, its just all fur.”
The scale of the problem has prompted the national government to seek an emergency permit to grant a poison called bromadiolone for use. However environmentalists have warned that this could harm other animals, such as eagles, that eat mice. link
This caught my attention because we have an over-population of mice right now. Not as bad as Australia but it's bad. They are bold and strong little critters and can hop in and out of a 5 gallon bucket with no problem. I have never seen field mice population this bad.
Yeah, I read about that a few days ago. What a dumb asses. Using an "anonymous" app.
The other side of the coin is that the crooks would undermine any totalitarian government when and if it does gets put into place. So what better way to solve that problem? Get rid of those who pose a threat.
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In conjunction with the overpopulation of mice there is also a rabies outbreak.
This statement should be in conspiracy theories but since it goes with the mouse problem, here goes: Don'cha think maybe, just maybe the sick elite infected field mice with rabies and then let them loose in the 100 countries that cannot import dogs to the U.S. for the next year? I mean, really? When have we EVER heard of such unprecedented cases? Western Alaska is reporting high numbers of confirmed rabies cases too. That's convenient: drive ship to the dock, unload infected mice. BINGO!
On Monday, June 7, Brennan shared Hillary Clinton’s macabre fate—death by hanging after a military tribunal convicted him of murder and treason. Unlike Clinton, who remained steadfastly silent until the very moment the noose was slipped around her neck, a loudmouthed Brennan cussed out the guards who offered him a last meal, which he declined, berated his MP escort to gallows, and rebuked the small assembly of military and civilian personnel who had gathered near the Windward Point Lighthouse to witness his death. link
On June 12, former Emmy-winning journalist Christopher Sign met an untimely demise, dead of an apparent suicide. Sign was an American reporter for ABC15 TV and is widely known for breaking the national story of a 2016 secret tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The meeting heightened suspicion that Bill Clinton was illicitly lobbying on his wife’s behalf.
Our source provided some insight: “The Deep State is desperately trying to maintain the illusion that Bill and Hillary are alive and well and free. If that illusion were to collapse, the Deep State fears it will lose the stranglehold it has on 50% of the American public. Sign’s book, Secret on the Tarmac, dealt a heavy blow to the Clintons, and they almost immediately targeted him after it was published.
...“Chelsea is still at large and following in her mother’s footsteps. She has many powerful allies who have yet to be taken down. Interestingly, Trump’s team and JAG almost immediately considered her a person of interest, and they think, and hope to prove, that she or her cohorts hired an assassin to eliminate Christopher Sign.” link
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