Social Media Used to Track Troops  – Get Soldiers to Disobey Orders


Using Social Media Websites as a Weapon

By: Cristal M Clark

This new research is not really too surprising to me, it does however lend credit to one thing I talk about a lot and that is with just a little information about someone, that individual can be swayed, coerced, pushed and prodded to do things that they might not normally do, for instance, a soldier who suddenly just disobeys a direct order.

All of the right information in the wrong hands can be dangerous.


Researchers from NATO’s Strategic Communications Center of Excellence recently conducted an experiment, they with virtually very little cash and whole lot of social media were able to easily identify roughly 150 soldiers, because of that, they were able to locate multiple battalions, actually track troop movements, and convince service members to leave their posts and engage in other “undesirable behavior.”

Which really is not that difficult with just a little information gained using social media with regards to the subject. Foreign States can and do use social media in an effort to identify and target NATO forces, but also, to manipulate those NATO forces.


This is quite frankly scary for any soldier or troop serving in any military anywhere in the world because quite a few service men and women worldwide use social media when deployed to keep in touch with loved one’s when they can’t utilize a cell phone.


Likewise, people like posting things like pictures of their wedding, children, wishing a happy birthday to a loved one or happy anniversary to a wife or husband, celebrating a fellow troop member or mourning a fellow troop members death. Family members post on social media about service members as well. It is just one big ball of thread if you will.  

And with the right information, in the wrong hands, the reality is, more and more people can be persuaded to do things or act on things that they normally would not when presented with a free pass, or the perfect opportunity or manipulated in such a way that they fear not doing what they are told to do in certain situations.

People are sharing secrets, they are more easily manipulated and a lot easier to con especially when faced with some type of threat all thanks to the use of social media.  

According to researcher Nora Biteniece; “The researchers used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other popular social media sites to find valuable information, particularly exploitable information, like a serviceman having a wife and also being on dating apps.”

US Army Col. Liam Collins wrote in Army Magazine last summer; “The Russians are adept at identifying Ukrainian positions by their electrometric signatures, in one tactic, soldiers receive texts telling them that they are ‘surrounded and abandoned.’ Minutes later, their families receive a text stating, ‘Your son is killed in action,’ which often prompts a call or text to the soldiers. Minutes later, soldiers receive another message telling them to ‘retreat and live,’ followed by an artillery strike to the location where a large group of cellphones was detected.”

In 2017, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Russians were hacking the cellphones of NATO soldiers to “gain operational information, gauge troop strength and to intimidate soldiers.”

As you can imagine, that caused some panic, so naturally out of fear Estonian troops were being forced by their superior officers to jump in the lake to enforce the strict “no smartphones” policy.


Years ago, I worked with someone from the FBI on educating people about identity theft and this was back in the early 2000’s before it was really a thing, we both knew we were sitting on a bomb because of the way society was changing and using technology more and more. His golden rule was do not reveal too much personal information about yourself in the digital world, for instance social media and that my friends was just as social media was getting started.

Even I have been guilty of sharing too much personal information on social media, I think we all have once or twice. In the last year though, I have not really updated any personal information other than to repost some really old pictures on Facebook from before I lost someone close to me, and even more honest, I rarely if ever go onto Facebook these days because Facebook collects and does not protect as recent news has shown, any of our personal information.


Think about this if you will, if NATO troops can be fooled so too can an average person who is utilizing social media on dating sites, signed up for a newsletter, even youtube, It’s not all ones car loan company who is selling our information, we are basically giving it away for free these days.

Cristal M Clark

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Donald Trump Committing Political Suicide?


Trump’s Mob Mentality – Holding Department of Defense Funds Hostage.

By: Cristal M Clark

Senior adviser and a hardline voice on immigration Stephen Miller says that 200 miles of border wall will be built by September 2020.
This really is the truest most pure example of actual abuse of presidential power, according to Stephen Miller, “a couple hundred” of miles of border wall be built by around September 2020. Hmmm, I wonder what the significance of that time frame is?


Oh right, the next presidential election. The crisis at the southern border, the one thing that did not work during the mid-terms, he’s trying at for the presidential election?

It has never been any more clear, that Trump and his declaration of a national emergency are nothing more than for political gain, not an actual real-life national emergency. This is his game plan to get re-elected.


He is using a blatant disregard for the constitution and not a soul is stopping him? I really have to question the system that is set up so as to prevent this type of abuse and protect the sanctity of the Constitution of the United States.

But what really is shocking to me is his frame of mind that is comparable to that of nothing more than a career criminal. If you caught is Friday Rose Garden speech, it was quite the spectacle. In that speech Trump casually mentioned two items that caught my attention, the first being that he truthfully really did not need to actually declare a national emergency and the second, he stated that by the time this gets to the Supreme Court, he’ll have a chance at winning his funding, in court, in the Supreme Court where he pushed for certain Supreme Court Judges to be part of the said Supreme Court.

First, did Donald Trump just inform everyone that like a gangster, he bought his way into getting around the law by owning it and second, is that not suggesting that our supreme court judges will ignore the oath that they took and side step the law because Trump got them elected and into the Supreme Court? So, they will rule in his favor as a thank you or because like mobsters, they owe him?

This is a manufactured emergency, because the reality is, where is the proof of any of Trump’s claims? Running one’s mouth, regardless of whether or not that individual is the president, is not sufficient enough evidence of proof. At least in the eyes of the law.


I also have to really question the other side of Trump’s motive here in that, by diverting funds i.e. holding them hostage, from the Department of Defense, in any capacity is a mistake Trump will likely not survive.

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Like Trump or not, Republican, Democrat or Independent, the one thing a majority of American’s have in common and stand for, is that we are truly Red, White and Blue, meaning we stand behind our Department of Defense, our military branches and when someone becomes a threat to our military and any of its branches, they become public enemy number 1.

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Trump is really too inept to realize that making this move might very well cost him that beloved core group of voters he has, he is digging himself into a hole he will be unable to crawl back out of.

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What’s more is that Trump is going to find troubles no matter which buckets he attempts to rob Peter to Pay Paul from, the simplicity is that, the one bucket you don’t rob, is the Department of Defense’s.

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Federal Correctional Prison Escapee Alan Todd May


Englewood, Colorado

By: Cristal M Clark

Back on 12/21, Alan May decided that he’d had enough with prison life, this 54-year old stole a Bureau of Prisons work truck and just happily drove off of the Federal Correctional Institutions property…without anyone noticing.


Now, to make matters worse in this case, does anyone recall what happened on 12/22? That’s right, who can forget the Government Shutdown, you know when Donald Trump took the Government HOSTAGE?


Well, as it turns out, because of that shutdown it hampered the US Marshals ability to track Alan down because they were unable to pay for some of the things they needed to pay for in order to hunt this guy down, thus aiding in his absconding himself delightfully away.

It has since been discovered that Alan rented a U-Haul Van from a rental center on W. Alameda using a legitimate American Express Card and this is utterly unbelievable, a fake driver’s license that he managed to create behind bars.

Honestly, you get to a point where you have to wonder if this is for real, until you realize that yes, yes it is IRL.

The U-Haul apparently was never returned as promised the next day, instead it was found behind a Waffle House naturally, in Fort Worth, Texas seemingly abandoned of course on 12/30. The Marshals, well they didn’t actually hear about that until about a month later.  It was not until after that connection was made that they found the prison work truck Alan borrowed, abandoned a block from the U-Haul rental center where Alan rented a U-Haul.

Senior inspector Katrina Crouse “In the truck we located several bags. A Walmart bag, a Target bag, the Walmart bag contained new clothing, also in the truck we located his Bureau of Prisons uniform with his name on it.”


Wait a second, this guy drove off of prison grounds, in his prison uniform, in a prison work truck, rolls up to WalMart in said borrowed prison truck, casually strolls into WalMart, purchased new clothes while wearing his prison issued clothing without anyone noticing? I mean, I get it I guess, WalMart you know, they let homeless people sleep on the benches in the doors of some WalMarts, wander the store harassing customers, and the parking lot, but this guy?


And the Marshals are feeling that they are going to face some pretty significant challenges in trying to find Alan, he was convicted of stealing $6.8 million dollars through a Ponzi scheme after all, clearly he is smart and he continues to be able to evade the marshals, or is he? The first move I would make after clearing the family is checking this guys conpals or write a prisoner accounts.

They are focusing their search for Alan in the Houston area, he was seen in the area after his escape, and he has family in the area. He is 6 foot, 1 and weighs in at around 200lbs.


Alan had about 9 more years to serve on a 20 year sentence by the way.

Please keep your eyes out for this guy at every Waffle House and WalMart because chances are, he’s not hiding in a hole he seems to enjoy being right in the face of law enforcement.  

Cristal M Clark

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Florida sixth-grader arrested


Over Refusal to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

By: Cristal M Clark

Only from Florida would you see a headline like this, a sixth-grader at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland, Florida is facing misdemeanor charges after a confrontation with his teacher that began with his refusal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and escalated into what officials described as disruptive behavior.


In Florida, it is considered “disruptive behavior” when students refuse to stand for what the student considers the racist Pledge of Allegiance. On February 4th the sixth-grader informed the teacher that he thought the flag and the national anthem are “racist” against black people, according to an affidavit. The teacher made the decision to engage the child in what appeared to be a contentious exchange.


Maybe the teacher should be the one facing charges for engaging with a child, children and Donald Trump is a shining example of this, tend to have meltdowns and tantrums, so it’s usually ill advised to engage them in a verbal altercation to prove any point.

“If living in the United States is so bad, why not go to another place to live?” Substitute teacher Ana Alvarez asked the student, according to a handwritten statement from her. Does that not appear to be the teacher acting childish herself here?

“They brought me here,” the boy replied.

Alvarez responded by saying, “Well you can always go back, because I came here from Cuba, and the day I feel I’m not welcome here anymore, I would find another place to live.” She then called the school office, as she did not want to keep dealing with the student, according to the statement.

Again, and I cannot stress this enough, the boy is in 6th grade, he is technically a child still, so why is it that the teacher who basically started the verbal altercation with the child is facing no charges herself?

Officials said the situation escalated. The student yelled at the administrative dean and a school resource officer with the Lakeland Police Department after they came to the classroom, accusing them of being racist and repeatedly refusing to leave the room. Maybe because the school and its substitute teacher who should not be teaching children backed the boy into an emotional corner.

“Suspend me! I don’t care. This school is racist,” the student, who happens to be African American, told the dean as he walked out of the classroom with his backpack, according to the affidavit.

According to a statement from the Lakeland Police Department, the boy then “created another disturbance and made threats while he was escorted to the office.” He was later charged by police with disruption of a school facility and resisting an officer without violence.

Lakeland police said in the news release that the student was not arrested for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. “This arrest was based on the student’s choice to disrupt the classroom, make threats and resisting the officer’s efforts to leave the classroom,” police said.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida issued a rebuke in the wake of the controversy. “This is outrageous. Students do not lose their First Amendment rights when they enter the schoolhouse gates.”

 “This is a prime example of the over-policing of Black students in school.”

The 11-year-old boy’s mother, Dhakira Talbot, said that the teacher was wrong and that the school overstepped its authority by punishing her son, who was in fact, taken to a juvenile detention center and also suspended for 3 days after the incident.

“I’m upset, I’m angry. I’m hurt, more so for my son. My son has never been through anything like this.”

“I feel like this should’ve been handled differently. If any disciplinary action should’ve been taken, it should’ve been with the school. He shouldn’t have been arrested.” Talbot said she thought the charges should be dropped and that the school should be held accountable for its handling of the situation.

The affidavit stated that the student threatened to beat the teacher, but Talbot says that her son did no such thing.

In a statement Monday, Polk County Public Schools said the resource officer, not school officials, made the decision to arrest the student.

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Students are not required to participate in reciting the pledge by the way, because in case you wondered, the Supreme Court ruled in 1943 in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette that schools cannot require students to salute the flag or recite the pledge, citing First Amendment rights.

But the substitute teacher was not aware that students are not required to recite the pledge, so again, why is she teaching children? The school district said that officials will look at improving training for substitute teachers and that Alvarez no longer works in the district.

“We do not condone the substitute’s behavior. We respect our students’ right to freedom of expression and we are committed to protecting that critical right while ensuring peaceful classrooms so all students can learn,” the district said.

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Portland Police Lt. Jeff Niiya Under Investigation


When Police Engage in Inappropriate Relationships

By: Cristal M Clark

Usually people believe that police should be and are bound because of that oath to walk the line both while on duty and off, yet the reality is simple, they like the rest of us are after all, human beings.

They too are prone to making mistakes, having less than successful relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues and making the choice to have friendships that are deemed as well, less than appropriate in the eyes of their superiors.

Portland Police Lt. Jeff Niiya is learning an important lesson about public servants and the friendships they choose, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to open an independent investigation into the Portland Police Bureau, after hundreds of text messages between a police lieutenant and a right-wing organizer were made public.


This should be a very important lesson to police everywhere, regardless of personal cell phones, because you are civil servants, your data does not belong to you particularly if you are engaged with questionable individuals both on and off duty.

In a report last week by the Willamette Week, text messages exchanged between Lt. Jeffrey Niiya and Joey Gibson, the founder of Vancouver, Washington-based conservative group Patriot Prayer.  Police ultimately released text message transcripts between the two which had been sent between May 2017 and October 2018.

The text messages suggested the two had a friendly relationship Jeffrey and Joey exchanged pleasantries and jokes, as well as rally plans and security arrangements. You see Lt. Jeffrey Niiya was a commanding officer for the bureau’s Rapid Response Team, which deals with protests in the city and it has city officials worried about police bias when it comes to protests organized by the right-wing group or its opponents.

On a few occasions, transcripts show that Jeffrey informed Joey about police plans at protests and rallies, as well as discouraging him from confronting other groups, like antifa.


The city commissioner, Jo Ann Hardesty, said in a statement in The New York Times that “this story, like many that have come before it, simply confirms what many in the community have already know  there are members of the Portland police force who work in collusion with right-wing extremists.”

Unfortunately police must be careful of the friendships they make, some of these groups and individuals such as Joey Gibson seek to only procure friendships with law enforcement so as to learn better the inner workings of police plans around yes, rallies and protests, the friendship is quite simply nothing more than a ruse at least on the part of individuals like Joey Gibson.

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Wanted for Child Pornography & Sexual Exploitation of a Child

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Robert Alexander Shouse


By: Cristal M Clark


Robert stands 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighs roughly 220 pounds although given the crimes that he is accused of the weight of his guilt should be well over just 220 pounds.


This deplorable excuse for a human being is wanted for child pornography and sexual exploitation of children.

During a search of his home on 1/22, “a large amount of child pornography was found, which included images and videos of Shouse allegedly sexually assaulting a prepubescent child,” according to the FBI.

One of the images was taken on July 2013 using a Nikon digital camera registered to Robert Shouse, while other photos and videos were taken and recorded using an iPhone.

According to FBI agents, they reported finding a March 2013 iPhone video where a male child allegedly  a sexual act on Robert Shouse, who allegedly gave the boy $5 for the act.


Be on the lookout for Robert Shouse.

Robert Shouse is believed to be in either the College Station or Lubbock areas as he runs from law enforcement.

As always, please do not attempt to apprehend the subject or take matters into your own hands. If you have information about this pathetic and vile creature, please do not hesitate to contact your local law enforcement, the FBI or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Cristal M Clark

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Governments Can Now Hack, Pretty Much Everything


Hacking, iPhones, Breaking WIFI Security & Eavesdropping

By: Cristal M Clark

Spy technology entrepreneurs have found a goldmine of opportunity, they are offering their services up to Governments for a fee, of course.

Verint which is a billion-dollar company offers up global interception and surveillance.

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The rather infamous NSO Group whose founders by the way are from Israel, a nation I lecture a lot about, quiet, low key but tech wise, front runners.  Now they have been renamed Q Cyber Technologies, sells hacking tools to governments on every continent with little apparent oversight and targets ranging from drug cartels and terrorists to journalists and human rights activists.

While others Hack into iPhones, break WIFI security, and even do a little eavesdropping on conversations and data that is chosen by governments willing to pay a premium for access to everything connected to the internet.

You might be wondering where in the hell this could be legal right?

As it turns out, the Middle East is the perfect spot for the job at hand because the The Middle East, in case you did not know actually does have connections to well, pretty much everywhere.


To give you an idea with regards to just how lucrative cyber spying is:

The hacking industry has literally exploded in recent years and continues to do so, growing by leaps and bounds. The last few years have been good for the “interception” if you will, industry, the latest news of cyber warfare has drastically raised awareness, which is great right? But, it by default acts an advertisement.  

That industry by the how is raking in over $3 billion a year if not every 6 months.. Now who has that sort of funding to spend?



Thursday, NSO Group was sold for $1 billion from the American private equity firm Francisco Partners,  the company’s founders Shalev Hulio and Omri Lavie who originally owned it (it’s been sold before), along with European private equity firm Novalpina Capital.

The new deal is being compared to the Star Alliance, which was a partnership between 27 airline companies which allowed each company to have global reach through the alliance (sort of like a cartel), according to Tal Dilian, who just so happens to be one of the founding members of the Intellexa alliance.

Most of these guys are from Israel, Google it, I’ve been sounding the alarm on this since 2014.

Intellexa hopes to bring offerings that will provide the world’s governments increased ability to target anyone that they so choose.

Intellexa’s marketing says that is has the  ability to intercept 2G, 3G, 4G and wifi communications. The companies within the alliance provide both remote stationery and close-proximity mobile systems ranging from vehicles to backpacks or specially equipped drones and helicopters.

Yes, well will those drones as they spy on me be bringing me a beloved quad shot americano?

“Intellexa will provide law enforcement and intelligence agencies with an end-to-end intelligence solution, including a premium field intelligence collection platform as well as robust remote collection and analysis systems.”

the Intellexa partnership by the way is made up of  5 non-public partners and Nexa Technologies, WiSpear, and Cytrox.

WiSpear is and old one but a good one, its  a wifi interception firm founded by Dilian who previously worked on Circles, (hope you are keeping up here, they are all the same firms and people, they just sleep in the same beds and marry a new entity every now and again, after a divorce from the last), a telecom-interception firm that was acquired by NSO Group. WiSpear recently acquired Cytrox, a European firm specializing in developing exploits that can break into devices used by a target.

The alliance also includes Nexa Technologies, a French firm previously known as Amesys.

Intellexa will be first announced at IDEX, a “military industry” conference in Abu Dhabi an event which is well known for, well buying and selling “cutting-edge” hacking tools. Of course the Persian Gulf just so happens to be the world’s hotbed for the hacking market.


Now, some might be upset that a government entity might be spying on them, I would be more concerned over the fact that these professional spy technology firms really do put users at risk, they lack any and all global oversight and they usually sell their malware to rulers of nations that are less than on the up and up and dictators of same.

But even more scary is that countries and other more reputable governments are starting to stop and take a hard look at these spy tech groups that operate in some pretty questionable ways and they are considering utilizing their services.

Wars are moving off of the streets, so Donald Trump can argue his wall appropriations all day to absolutely no avail. The very second you stop your focus on the real issue at hand is the very second you will lose.

And that, the US is already doing, quite well actually, by declaring a National Emergency for a wall, well and I am simply glancing in the direction of Robert Mueller, your focusing on some issues that are more in the past when you should have been focusing on issues more forward from the election.

The US is weak in terms of cyberwarfare by design, not by accident. It’s all in black and white, in the news, social media, if anyone had bothered themselves with paying attention after all, it subtly and gently slipped right past everyone.

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I only play one game, Chess. 

Like a game of Chess, this is the one war we cannot afford to lose.

Cristal M Clark

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Gross Abuse of Presidential Power


Donald Trump Shows us That He is Above the Law

By: Cristal M Clark

Happy National Emergency Friday! That’s right, Donald Trump is declaring a national emergency and in doing so he is violating the Constitution.

He seemingly did this in the middle of the night, perhaps he was out of KFC and this decision was made whilst he was hangry?


Now some of you may be wondering why he would violate the Constitution, remember according to the Constitution only Congress has the power and authority to appropriate funds.

Even better is that he intends to pull funding from the Department of Defense.

Well, this is yet another tantrum because our man child president did not get what he wanted and because he really is the ultimate career criminal.

He sees himself as truly above the law and he lives every single day of his life that way.

In your face Mueller!

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The whole idea is absolutely ridiculous and it makes the US look even worse in the eyes of our foreign neighbors.

Thanks Donald, thank you.

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Armed Person on Campus Reported


Hillsborough County, Florida

By: Cristal M Clark


Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where 17 students and 3 staff members were killed. Some are looking back and reviewing what has changed since the deadly shooting, some are looking forward to push for more changes in an effort to both prevent and stop school shootings, and one young lady decided that it would be a good idea to call in a report of an armed individual on campus forcing the lockdown of two Hillsborough County, Florida schools.


Which of course as one might imagine drew a fairly large police response. According to deputies the schools were placed on lockdown on Wednesday while the Sheriff’s Office investigated a report made by a teacher about hearing a rumor of a weapon being on campus.

Deputies say the threat at Farnell Middle School, which also affected Bryant Elementary School, was unfounded and that the 12-year-old student who made up the story will be charged with a felony. She is a sixth grader at Farnell Middle School, according to deputies.

Not a good idea to report seeing someone on any campus, a mall, a movie theater, pretty much anywhere these days, yet one has to question the motive and thought process behind a 12-year old female making such a false claim before rushing to charge her with a felony.

What is going on in her life to have made her think it wise or okay to report such a hoax? Is something going on at school or at home that would warrant some type of investigation or does she have behavior issues, is she simply mentally unstable?

Sometimes, rather all of the time, failing to conduct a proper investigation as to the why is a disservice to both the community and to the individual who will be charged, particularly juveniles and anyone who is abused, suffering mental trauma resulting in mental health issues, including PTSD.

Cristal M Clark

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