Shalev Hulio, co-founder and CEO of NSO, says his industry is full of companies trying to avoid scrutiny.
Shalev Hulio wants to explain himself.
Normally, silence and secrecy are inherent in the spy business. For nine full years, Hulio never talked publicly about his billion-dollar hacking company—even when his hacking tools were linked to scandal or he was accused of being complicit in human rights abuses around the world. Lately, though, he’s speaking up.
“People don’t understand how intelligence works,” Hulio tells me over a video call from Tel Aviv. “It’s not easy. It’s not pleasant. Intelligence is a shitty business full of ethical dilemmas.”
The business he leads, NSO Group, is the world’s most notorious spyware company. It’s at the center of a booming international industry in which high-tech firms find software vulnerabilities, develop exploits, and sell malware to governments. The Israeli-headquartered company has been linked to high-profile incidents including the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and spying against politicians in Spain.
Ten years after founding the company, he made the rare decision to speak about NSO Group, the intelligence industry, and what transparency could look like for spyware companies. This, he says, is the most important thing the industry can do now: “We’ve been accused, with good reason, of not being transparent enough.”
Culture of silence
Formerly a search-and-rescue commander in Israel’s military and then an entrepreneur focused on technology that remotely accessed smartphones, Hulio has said he founded NSO Group in 2010 at the urging of European intelligence agencies. Back then, NSO marketed itself as a state-of-the-art cyberwarfare firm.
It entered the global spotlight in 2016 when Ahmed Mansoor, a human rights activist in the United Arab Emirates, received what’s been called the most famous text message of all time. Researchers say it was a sophisticated phishing lure sent by a government; it contained a link that, if clicked, would have taken over Mansoor’s phone with spyware. Experts at Citizen Lab, a research group at the University of Toronto, analyzed the link and pointed to Pegasus, NSO’s flagship product. The revelation led to a great deal of scrutiny of the company, but NSO remained silent. (Mansoor is currently serving a decade-long prison sentence for insulting the monarchy—a dictator’s description of his work to further human rights.)
That response was partly a function of the company’s ownership at the time. In 2014, NSO had been bought for around $100 million by the American private equity firm Francisco Partners, which had a strict no-press policy that Hulio says led to a harmful culture of silence.
“No interviews—we couldn’t talk to journalists except to say no comment, no comment, no comment,” he says. “It created lots of bad things for us, because every time we were accused of abuse, we had no comment.”
This, he says, was a mistake to be avoided in the future by companies like NSO—which last year was sold for $1 billion to the European private equity firm Novalpina and the original founders, including Hulio himself.
“The industry should be more transparent,” Hulio says. “Each company should be much more accountable for who they sell to, who are the customers, what is the end use for each customer.”
In fact, the text sent to Mansoor proved to be a blessing in disguise for investigators. Mansoor, who had already been targeted by surveillance for many years, was suspicious and didn’t click the poisoned link. Instead, he shared it with experts. But these days the hacking industry is increasingly using more advanced techniques that keep their activities as unobtrusive as possible—including so-called “zero-click” techniques that infect targets without their taking any action at all. WhatsApp is suing NSO Group for hacking the app to silently infect phones. Targets in Morocco have reportedly experienced “network injection” hacks that raise no alarm, require no cooperation from the victim, and leave little trace.
“The pitch from hacking companies is that criminals and terrorists are going dark because of encryption and states need an ability to chase them down their dark hole,” says John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at Citizen Lab. “Increasingly, at the high end, companies selling these techniques are the ones going dark. It’s not just WhatsApp. We’ve seen sales of vulnerabilities against iMessage, [telephone software] SS7 as a delivery for zero-click vulnerabilities, and a lot of network injection. Because of this, it’s almost impossible for us to get visibility of the scale of the problem. We can only guess at scale. We only know some players. The market is growing, but we lack a lot of information about abuses.”
“Each [spyware] company should be much more accountable for who they sell to, who are the customers, what is the end use for each customer.”
It was never an easy job to understand the full scope of the hacker-for-hire industry. Now the techniques and indicators investigators have long relied on as clues are becoming rarer, quieter, and more difficult to spot. The stealthy new arsenal makes it extraordinarily difficult to hold hacking companies and intelligence agencies accountable when human rights abuses occur.
Perhaps surprisingly, Hulio agrees emphatically that the hacking industry is going dark. When I ask him if the industry is taking enough steps toward transparency and accountability, he shakes his head and points a finger at his competitors:
“Actually, I think it’s the other way around. The industry is going away from regulation. I see companies trying to hide activity and hide what they’re doing. It’s damaging the industry.”
By contrast, Hulio claims, NSO is trying to reverse course under its new ownership. Although it is facing the high-profile WhatsApp lawsuit and dozens of allegations of abuse of Pegasus, Hulio insists the company is evolving. The fact that he’s talking to journalists at all is one obvious change, he says, and so are the new self-governance policies and a public commitment to adhere to the United Nations Human Rights Guidelines. How much the talk translates to reality is still an open question: three days after the company announced a new human rights policy in 2019, researchers from Amnesty International say, Pegasus was used to hack Moroccan journalist Omar Radi.
But Hulio suggests that his rivals are dodging transparency and accountability by moving their businesses or finding havens to operate from.
“They’re opening companies in countries where you don’t have regulation mechanisms, in Latin America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region—where regulation is very weak, so you can export to countries that you cannot export to from Israel or other places in Europe,” he explains. “I see companies trying to hide activity by changing the name of the company over and over again. Or through mechanisms like building research and development in one site, sales cycle to a different company, deployment through a third company, so you cannot trace who is doing what.”
That may be true, but NSO Group itself goes by a string of other names, including Q Cyber Technologies in Israel and OSY Technologies in Luxembourg. It has a North American wing called Westbridge. Its employees are spread out internationally. Israeli media have reported on company’s links to shell companies and byzantine deals. Over the years, it has operated a confusing network of other companies around the world, and this corporate maze has made it nearly impossible to understand its dealings and actions—a crucial task when hacking tools can be abused by authoritarian governments with devastating consequences.
“Just like there are countries that act as tax shelters, there are countries that act as export regulation shelters. Those countries need global mechanisms of regulation.”
So what would accountability look like? When NSO Group first appeared, the Wassenaar Arrangement, a crucial arms export control agreement between 42 countries, had no cyber dimension. Israel had no cyber export law. Now Israel’s Ministry of Defense is governed by the country’s Defense Export Control Law—NSO Group has reportedly never been denied an export license—but on a global scale, the hacking industry remains largely hidden, opaque, and unaccountable despite its growing power and capabilities.
“There are loopholes,” Hulio says. “Not all countries are part of the Wassenaar agreement. I truly think it’s very hard to do something international. Obviously international is a great idea, but just like there are countries that act as tax shelters, there are countries that act as export regulation shelters. Those countries need global mechanisms of regulation.”
Who is in the crosshairs?
Dozens of abuses by users of NSO’s technology have been alleged since the Mansoor incident first pointed a spotlight at the company. When such allegations are made, NSO begins an investigation. If accounts conflict, NSO can demand logs that reveal targets. More often than not, Hulio says, the customer will say that the allegations against it are true, the targeting is real—but that their actions were legal under local law and the contract they signed. That leaves it up to NSO and the customer to hash out whether the targeting is indeed legitimate.
Much of the criticism directed at NSO Group comes when researchers say Pegasus is used against lawyers, human rights activists, journalists, and politicians. But Hulio says the context can justify such actions—that these people can be legitimate surveillance targets as long as the law is followed. He points to events surrounding the capture in 2014 of the Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Although it has never confirmed it publicly, NSO Group has privately touted its role in the operation for years.
“Chapo ran away from prison,” Hulio says. “People like Chapo or [ISIS leader Omar Bakr] al-Baghdadi don’t carry smartphones. When Chapo escaped, they thought he probably eventually will call his lawyer, so let’s try to intercept the lawyer. The lawyer is not a bad person—and I’m not saying we were involved. The lawyer by himself is not a suspect of criminal activity, but El Chapo, who is a criminal, is going to call his lawyer, and the only way to catch him is to intercept his lawyer.”
It’s the kind of case that’s easy to make. Murderous drug lord, extreme police action, front-page mugshots. But most allegations of misuse don’t resemble the El Chapo case. Gulf nations have repeatedly been accused of using Pegasus to target political opposition, resulting later in trumped-up charges for offending royal families or the like.
Hulio says that often NSO is accused of work that other spyware companies are responsible for.
“We ask very tough questions when we sell a system, but I’m not sure everyone is doing that,” he says. “I have no problem sitting in front of the minister of defense of a country, or the head of police, or of the secret service, and asking: What is the use? What’s the target? What is the mission? What are the investigations? What is the process you use? How do you analyze the data? Who needs to approve each target? What is the law in your specific country—how does it work? Questions a lot of companies really don’t care about. They have a deal—they want to sell. They will sell it because it’s good money for them.”
We’ve gone full circle, arriving back in a thick tangle of secrecy. Money is flowing, abuses keep happening, and the hacking tools are proliferating: no one disputes that.
But who is accountable when brutal authoritarians get their hands on cutting-edge spyware to use against opponents? An already shadowy world is getting darker, and answers are becoming harder to come by.
I’d love to say I had an “Eat, Pray, Love” moment where sitting sobbing in the bathroom I received divine guidance to leave my husband and go traveling the world eating amazing food. But sadly, it wasn’t quite that profound.
It was more a long series of nights sobbing in the bathroom, looking at myself in the mirror, and concluding “You’re broken.”
I wasn’t depressed and hadn’t been for a long time. My anxiety, a lifelong companion, was under control. So what was wrong?
A general feeling of discontent, a lack of energy and enthusiasm to do more, a loss of my spark, a quietening and turning inward, and these overwhelming onslaughts of negativity and tears whenever I felt criticized or something went wrong, which was often. A sense of resentment and frustration that I’m sure ensured those around me felt less inclined toward being loving and giving me the care that I needed.
So all those nights in the bathroom crying didn’t lead me to any insight, but thankfully the universe did send me guidance in other ways.
Someone posted a video to a Facebook group I was part of by a guy named Richard Wilkins. It was called “My F*ck It Jeans.”
Richard is well in his sixties, yet here he was making a Facebook video about how he doesn’t let his age dictate how he feels, acts, dresses, or his enjoyment of life. He doesn’t worry about others’ opinions or society’s views of how someone his age should be, but instead lives true to himself, and has never been happier. And here I was in my early thirties, feeling wiped out and like my spark for life had been put out before I’d even realized I had one!
Over the next year I followed Richard on Facebook, and was drawn to drive one fateful Saturday morning to Northampton, to his Recharge Day.
Richard always says, “The reason you are there is never the reason you are there.” This certainly proved true for me. I thought I was there to find out if the course would help my husband, but after I cried myself through the first half of the morning, I quickly realized I needed to be there for me.
“You are not broken.” Richard’s words cut into my thoughts.
Did I hear him right? Did he say I’m not broken? Did I dare to believe that? And how did he know that’s how I felt? There were over 200 people in the room. Was it possible that some of them also felt broken? If so, was it likely that I was the only one who really was?
It was this question that led me to turn up on Richard’s front door step a few months later to attend a five-day Broadband Consciousness (BC) course with him and his partner, Liz, and seven other strangers, who have now become friends.
For the next five days I shared things I’d not shared with anyone before. Then I shared more.
I listened and didn’t jump in with advice. I made no plan for what I must do when I got back from the course. I didn’t look at my phone.
I struggled, then I had a breakthrough, then I struggled harder. I spoke up when I did and found others had the same struggles. I supported others and they supported me in return.
I woke up easily and full of energy. I laughed. I cried. I ate lots of biscuits and didn’t care. I felt like a very heavy weight had been lifted from my back. I felt like life didn’t have to be so damn hard anymore.
I learned a way of separating that negative voice in my head (which BC calls “the script”) from the real me.
I learned that the script is anything that doesn’t serve me and I would not choose.
I learned to recognize the real me.
I learned that the script is just thoughts based on incorrect beliefs, and that they are not true.
I learned that if I’m not choosing my experiences, my actions, and my feelings, the script will choose for me.
I learned that it’s not necessary to listen to, analyze, or try to change the script. All I need to do is recognize when it is the script talking and not me. And not believe it. And not act on it.
And I learned this not from talking about myself but from witnessing other people and the script in their heads. Because guess what? The script told them they were broken too. And useless. And they always get it wrong. And they are fat and ugly. And they are not good enough. And they are not loved. And on and on… We were literally all reading from the same script!
Since returning from the course, the impact has stayed with me and grown. After over thirty years of listening to the script, for every month I spend not believing it I get to know the real me more and ignore the script more easily.
So how can we all take steps to turn away from the script and tune into our true selves?
First off, you have to recognize the script and be open to the possibility that what it’s saying isn’t true.
In fact, make it your job to discredit the script, to prove what it’s saying to be fake news.
Remember that time it said you were dying because you were having a panic attack? Not true!
What about the time it said you couldn’t do that thing, but then you did it? Yup, it was lying!
Oh, this is a good one—how about that time it said you were worthless and no one would hire you? Ho ho ho!
Once you recognize the script you will be surprised by how many times it pops up!
Secondly, remember that you are not the script.
Think of the script as a physical book. It has many chapters documenting every mistake we’ve ever made, all the bad things that could or have happened, detailing how we ‘should’ behave, think, and feel about every situation under the sun.
The script also has an audio version, which is what we can hear in our heads each day. But it is not us. It is just the script being read to us.
If the script says you are useless, this is not true, nor relevant. It is just the script’s opinion.
Mentally put down the script and accept that, although we can’t change what’s in it or get rid of it, we don’t need to read it all day long, and we certainly don’t need to act upon what it says.
Lastly, choose! Don’t let the script sit in the driver’s seat.
The script lives in our reptilian brain and is much faster at responding than our conscious brain. If we don’t consciously choose thoughts, feelings, and actions, the script will jump in and choose for us.
Start with small things: What would I choose to eat? What activities do I love? Be mindful of what you say. Cut off the script and choose to think of something else. Get out of bed at the time you planned to. Choose not to engage in arguments. Choose to take a bath or read a book.
Every small choice moves us away from the script and strengthens our choosing muscles.
Here are my top tips for doing so:
1. Laugh or smile.
I recently went to a laughter yoga class for the first time and learned that your body and mind don’t understand the difference between forced laughter and natural laughter.
When you smile or make a laughter sound it makes you feel better. It strengthens your relationship with your true self and draws you away from the script. So as well as remembering to smile and laugh for no reason, building opportunities to laugh into your life can also be a real help.
2. Focus on what the script doesn’t see.
When you’re walking down the street, the script is on high alert for potential threats. It’s trained to look out for all the negatives and potential problems. If you (your higher self) are not alert, you will listen to all the bad things the script has spotted, not just in the street but in your job, your relationship, the activity you’re doing, your children’s behaviour, your body… and on and on.
One way to practice disconnecting from the script and tuning into the real you is to focus in on all the good stuff the script filters out (in BC we call these “pearls”). Pearls don’t have to be anything huge. It could be a text from a friend, a hug for your child, a chance to grab a cup of tea in silence, or a warm bed at the end of a long day.
3. Be mindful of your language.
The more we look for something, the more it will show up in our life. This is true not just in terms of what we see in the world but also the stories we tell ourselves.
The reptilian brain (where the script lives) doesn’t take time to fact-check what it tells us, yet because it’s coming from inside our own head we tend to believe it. It’s like taking in a headline but not reading or researching the article, then accepting that headline as fact and maybe even repeating it to others.
So, if someone asks you how you are and you immediately jump in with “tired” or “stressed,” this is what you will believe and therefore how you will feel. If you moan about your partner or say critical things to them, you are repeatedly telling yourself that your partner isn’t good enough. How do you think this affects how you feel and act toward them? And the response you get in return?
Start choosing instead of allowing the script to choose for you.
Choose food you know will make you feel good. Arrange activities that bring you joy. Say no to that event you don’t really want to go to. Choose to go for a walk at lunchtime. Choose to give your opinion or choose to forget the ironing and take a bath.
Do whatever you feel called to do when you really tune into your feelings rather than letting autopilot or society’s demands take over.
5. Let it pass.
A food craving lasts three minutes, so if you can ignore it for that long it will be gone. I’ve found it’s the same with the script.
When something triggers the script and you suddenly feel angry, sad, or inundated with critical thoughts, it will generally abate after a few minutes. No need to act on the script either by saying something or doing something. Let it pass, then, when you’re no longer in the script, decide if you need to act.
Also, remember that whatever triggered the script is not responsible for your subsequent feelings, it is the script making you feel bad, not your colleague, partner, or the guy who cut in front of you in the line.
6. Share. Learn. Explore.
The world of self-development can be overwhelming. The script will always tell you that you need to learn more, fix this problem, work on yourself just a bit more. Be conscious of this and instead stick to readings and learnings that align with the simple practices I have mentioned above.
Focus on sharing as you learn rather than feeling drawn to learn more and more and more. This will reinforce the messages and in turn, you will learn through the telling.
Be aware of your learning style. If you learn from sharing, then talk to people about what you have learned here. If you learn from writing, write about your experiences or doodle your own version of how to explain the script to a stranger.
When we share what we have learned and help others, we move away from ourselves and our own problems, and this prevents us from dwelling and drawing more problems to us.
Everyone says this, but it’s for good reason. Exercising for twenty minutes a day is as effective in boosting your mood as some antidepressants. So whether you’re depressed or not, that has got to be good for you! It gets you out of your head, where the script is, and into your body.
By getting into your body, you can tune into your conscious mind, and you’ll likely find that ideas, inspiration, and solutions to your problems present themselves.
8. Listen to music that uplifts you.
Similarly, use music to get yourself out of your head and into a chosen state. Choose music that reminds you of happy times, or music that gets you energized and ready for inspired action.
9. Get competitive but not angry.
Try to avoid getting angry with the script, since it’s only trying to help, although ineffectively. Instead, develop a healthy competition with it.
If the script thinks you are too lazy to go for a walk, do it.
If the script thinks you are too scared to do something you’d love to do, do it anyway.
If the script thinks you should say no to an amazing opportunity, ignore it.
If the script wants you to lose it with your partner, choose not to.
Thank the script for its input, but remind it that your real self has the resources, experiences, and skills to deal with life without its help.
10. Keep asking, “Is this true? Would I choose this?”
Odds are, once you tune into your higher self, you’re realize the answer is no. And you’ll be able to choose for yourself instead of letting the script run the show.
The country’s largest private telecom company Ncell has been transformed into a public company.
Publishing a notice today, Ncell informed its transformation to a public company.
With this transformation, Ncell will now be recognised as Ncell Axiata Ltd and all its operations will be carried under the same name.
As per the company, the transformation has been made in line with a provision in the Article 13 (1) of the Company Act, 2006 which requires telecom firms with paid-up capital above Rs 50 million to transform into a public company. Ncell today has a paid-up capital of Rs 100 million.
With the transformation into a public company, Ncell is required to issue shares to the public. As per existing laws, Ncell can sell up to 20 per cent of its share to the public.
However, Ncell has not disclosed when and how it will issue shares to the public.
Axiata, Ncell’s parent company, owns 80 per cent stake in Ncell while local investor Bhawana Singh Shrestha owns remaining 20 per cent stake.
Ncell is not only one of the highest profit-making company in Nepal but also one of the largest taxpayers to the government.
In the last fiscal year, Ncell had paid almost Rs 34 billion in income tax.
A version of this article appears in e-paper on August 6, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.
The global chaos ensuing with COVID-19 is pushing humanity to ask deep questions and understand deep truths about our world. It also is pushing us to reimagine our reality.
Global ‘chaos’ is happening in response to an emerging consciousness within us that no longer resonates with the society we have created. The ‘chaos’ inspires us to let go of many of the current systems we have in place that were created from a way of thinking and being we simply don’t connect with any longer. More than ever, people are feeling the urge to imagine and create new systems and structures in our society that better match this emerging level of consciousness.
Of course, none of this goes without those that wish to hold on to our current ways of living, calling out a desire to go back to ‘normal.’ At the same time, many are looking upon the measures being put in place during this COVID-19 event and are asking: are we headed for a totalitarian state?
From my observation, sure, we can head there, if we choose to collectively stay asleep. But there is another path, one that is being seen by those who are awakening to a new state of being, a new state of consciousness within themselves. This state of consciousness is showing them they are connected to everything and everyone. There is an understanding that what is done unto others is done unto themselves. Oneness is a feeling at the core of this state of being.
From this emerging state of being, most of what we have created in our world no longer makes sense, and a desire to create something new that matches this new state of consciousness is creating ideas that we must have conversations about. YES, it is OK to think outside the box, YES it is OK that you don’t resonate any longer with many of the things and ways of doing things in our current society, there is nothing wrong with you in feeling these things.
Chaos, as it is often called, happens as a way to reflect what we are currently doing and feeling. If we are living in a world almost completely disconnected from our hearts, built and moved by the mind’s incessant desire for more, we will create chaos. We will especially create chaos when we continually miss all the signs that it is time for a change, and instead choose to keep our heads down and simply go about ‘normal life’ as if it’s something that truly fulfills us. This chaos is simply an alarm clock going off telling us to wake up.
Will chaos always be needed? No, but in a world where we are so distracted, unconscious and not paying attention, it is a beautiful catalyst.
Not only does it show us what experience happens when we stay in this level of being that is disconnected and that thinks more about individual survival than anything else, but it also continues to push the needle further and further to destruction, acting as a fire being lit under our asses to wake up.
You may not agree with me on these ideas, and I would love to challenge another way of seeing this. The truth is you can see this chaos in multiple ways. We can stay busy, caught up in the emotion and drama of all that is happening. We can fight and resist all that is happening, and in this way, we might see chaos as something to fear. Another way to look at it is, we can slow down, tale a breath, tune into this emerging consciousness and approach changing our world from this manner.
As I often say, what reality do you want to plug into and keep feeding? You can create change by energetically feeding and nurturing new ideas, anger isn’t necessary. It reinforces the polarity.
Not long ago we did a meditation and conversation afterwards that was designed to explore this topic further, I invite you to check it out below.
What Happened: Dr. Anthony Fauci recently explained that the US “could see individual institutions mandating a vaccine.” As of now, it seems quite clear that this vaccine will not be mandatory, but what seems to be the case is that health authorities may make it mandatory to travel, and individual institutions that employ people, for example, may make it mandatory as well. Who really knows at this point. We do seem to be trending in that direction though, perhaps we won’t be if a majority of people simply don’t accept it?
Why do we always comply with that which does not resonate? Why do we give away our consciousness and allow our perception to be moulded by a small group of powerful people?
One thing is for certain, wherever a vaccine mandate pops up there will be a tremendous amount of controversy. Fauci told CNN last month that vaccine education efforts in the US is “not going to be easy” and went on to say that “there is a general anti-science, anti-authority, anti-vaccine feeling among some people in this country – an alarmingly large percentage of people, relatively speaking.” He went on to say that “we have a lot of work to do” with regards to educating people “on the truth about vaccines.”
This type of “education” seems to be the censoring of any information, no matter how credible, that paints vaccines in a questionable light. It also seems to be complemented by a massive campaign of ridicule, as Fauci did above. How can a number of scientists and doctors who support informed consent and question vaccine safety “uneducated?”
Perhaps skepticism about vaccines is growing because people are becoming educated? Is this why we now have a digital authoritarian Orwellian fact-checker patrolling the internet? Should people not be able to examine information and evidence from other experts and decide for themselves what is instead of having a “fact-checker” it for them?
Why This Matters
When Bill Gates said that the world won’t go back to completely normal until we get a vaccine, his Instagram feed was littered with comments from people who oppose vaccines. This is the result of vaccine hesitancy, something that continues to grow among people, physicians and scientists. This point was recently emphasized at the World Health Organization’s summit on vaccine safety. You can read more about it here.
Multiple studies suggest that this hesitancy is a result of not only faulty products that have caused injury, but also a lack of trust in pharmaceutical companies. Furthermore, multiple studies call into question vaccine safety, and the need for more appropriate safety testing. Take aluminum, for example, it’s been added to vaccines for more than 100 years simply because it’s been presumed safe. Studies have not been conducted to actually prove that it’s safe. There are still many unanswered questions with regards to where these metals end up in our body after they are injected. Studies are already showing that injected aluminum doesn’t exit the body like the aluminum we take in from food, for example, and that the substance may end up in distant organs and eventually lodged within the brain. (source)(source)(source)(source)
According to a MedAlerts search of the FDA Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database, as of 2/5/19, the cumulative raw count of adverse events from measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines alone was: 93,929 adverse events, 1,810 disabilities, 6,902 hospitalizations, and 463 deaths. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act has paid out approximately $4 billion to compensate families of vaccine-injured children. As astronomical as the monetary awards are, they’re even more alarming considering HHS claims that only an estimated 1% of vaccine injuries are even reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS).
This act has already paid 4 billion dollars to families of vaccine injured children has now been paid to families of vaccine injured makes it quite clear that vaccines are not a one size fits all product, and injuries could be happening at a far greater rate than what we have been told, as emphasized above.
These concerns aren’t even the tip of the ice-berg, and it’s a shame that, in today’s day in age, concerns raised about vaccines in a credible, scientific way are often ridiculed rather than countered in a peaceful manner. This is usually the result of mainstream media also ridiculing the idea of questioning vaccine safety.
Why are the points made by vaccine safety advocates never addressed? Why are they simply met with ridicule?
One of the biggest problems we have to day with regards to science is the politicization of it. And one of the biggest problems we have with regards to health is the amount of fraud that plagues the industry. Our federal health regulatory agencies have been completely corrupted, and there are countless amounts of examples that prove this, like the Spider Papers, among many others.
Some people have accused Fauci of this, with his connections to bill gates, the Pharmaceutical company Moderna who seems to be winning the race for the vaccine, and his position as the Director. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
It’s great news that the new coronavirus vaccine will not be mandatory, but again, the idea that it could be mandatory or perhaps necessary to travel and enter into certain public places is concerning to many. To single out these individuals under the premise that unvaccinated individuals are a danger to vaccinated individuals is completely unscientific.
Is this the world we want to live in? One in which we are forced into specific measures if we want to be part of society? It’s been happening with children for a long time with regards to public schooling, are we making our way to mandatory vaccines for adults?
Are these measures for the greater good of everybody? Why does so much evidence exist showing that vaccines don’t really protect the “whole”?
At the end of the day, more people are loosing trust in federal health regulatory agencies, it’s never to late to take your power back and start thinking for yourself and doing your own research.
This is one of many ways in which the world changes, with information, awareness and transparency.
The picture you see above is of Nina Kulagina, a citizen of the former Soviet Union who has apparently demonstrated psychokinetic influence on physical objects. She caused quite a stir at the time, and in 1968 Western researchers attending a conference were shown a video of her in action.
Are there human beings in the world who have gifted abilities that go beyond any sort of explanation? Cases of mind influencing matter have been reported throughout human history across almost all cultures, in various texts from the Vedic scriptures and the Yoga Sutras all the way to the Bible and more. The Oracle of Delphi, Jesus, Moses, Milarepa, Mohammed and many more names come to mind. These abilities include telepathy, psychokinesis, and other phenomena that lie within the realm of parapsychology.
“Among the most marvelous, most frightening and certainly most unbelievable possibilities suggested by psychic folklore is that human beings may be able to exert an observable influence upon the physical world — simply through the power of conscious intention; or unconscious intention, or; by some accounts, through the assistance of spiritual intelligences; or as a result of a mysterious principle known as synchronicity. Some scholars – such as Stephen Braude, professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland — take such reports very seriously, claiming that no honest person can examine the case study reports and easily dismiss them.” – Jeffrey Mishlove, from his book, The PK Man: A True Story of Mind Over Matter
Donald Lopez Jr., a professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and the University of Michigan, provides a great example in describing the Buddha:
With this enlightenment, he was believed to possess all manner of supernormal powers, including full knowledge of each of his own past lives and those of other beings, the ability to know others’ thoughts, the ability to create doubles of himself, the ability to rise into the air and simultaneously shoot fire and water from his body…Although he passed into nirvana at the age of eighty-one, he could have lived “for an aeon or until the end of the aeon” if only he had been asked to do so. (source)
Experiments In Psychokinesis
Fast forward to today, and there is plenty of research that’s been conducted by scientists all over the world, and within the highest levels of government, that have illustrated the fascinating phenomena of mind influencing matter within human beings having these abilities, as well as some interesting observations at the quantum level as well.
One example comes from a document I found within the electronic reading room at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Agencies like the CIA have long conducted research into the paranormal and they have also kept tabs on the research and developments within this realm from other countries. However, despite the fact that there is an abundance of declassified literature available within this realm that is quite mind-altering in itself, it’s safe to assume that the most astonishing discoveries remain highly classified, at least in my opinion.
The document is entitled “Research Into Paranormal Ability To Break Through Spatial Barriers.” I’ve cited it in many of my articles before, but never specifically dedicated an article to the document itself. This document reviews experiments by the Aerospace Medicine Engineering Institute in Beijing, which the CIA believed was “probably military operated.” It was reported in the July 1990 issue of the Chinese Journal of Somatic Science (Kongzhi et al., 1990; Jinggen et al., 1990; Banghui, 1990), and was translated into English by the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency).
The document highlights experiments involving the videotaping and high-speed photography of the transfer of test specimens (nuts, bundles of matches, pills, nails, thread, photosensitive paper, chemically treated paper, sponges dipped in FeCl3, etc.) through the walls of sealed paper envelopes, double layered KCNS-type paper bags, sealed glass bottles and tubes with sealed caps, and sealed plastic film canisters without the walls of any of these containers being breached. All of the Chinese experiments reported using gifted children and young adults, who possessed well-known extraordinary PK (psychokinetic) ability that allowed them to teleport the various test specimens. In all the experimental cases that were reported, the test specimens that were teleported were completely unaltered or unchanged from their initial state. Even the insects were approved for public release since they had been unaffected by having been teleported.
Repeatable And Well-Controlled
According to a declassified Air Force study by scientist Eric W. Davis entitled Teleportation Physics Study, which I obtained from the Federation of American Scientists, “the experiments were well-controlled, scientifically recorded, and the experimental results were always repeatable.” Davis also gives similar validation for earlier experiments in China:
A more spectacular series of rigorously controlled (and repeatable!) laboratory experiments occurred in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). In September 1981, an extraordinary paper was published in the PRC in the journal Ziran Zazhi (transl.: Nature Journal), and this paper was entitled, “Some Experiments on the Transfer of Objects Performed by Unusual Abilities of the Human Body” (Shuhuang et al., 1981). The paper reported that gifted children were able to cause the apparent teleportation of small objects (radio micro-transmitters, photosensitive paper, mechanical watches, horseflies, other insects, etc.) from one location to another (that was meters away) without them ever touching the objects beforehand. The experiments were operated under exceptionally well-controlled conditions (both blind and double-blind). The researchers involved included not only observers from various PRC colleges and medical research institutes, but also representatives from the PRC National Defense Science Commission. Because of the involvement of the latter, it was deemed necessary that an unclassified Intelligence Information Report be prepared by the DIA (see Shuhuang et al., 1981), which included a detailed English translation of the article.
At the end of the day, when you start exploring quantum physics, consciousness and mind/matter interactions, as well as parapsychology which encompasses all of those fields into one, it really expands one’s consciousness. There is so much we have yet to discover about ourselves, our relationship with each other, with what we perceive as our physical material universe and the overall nature of reality. The more we progress and grow as a human civilization, the more this type of non-material science will become relevant. The advancement of non-material science and understanding of it represents the next scientific revolution.
समर अफर अन्तर्गतको सेवा मिति २०७७ साउन १ गते देखि ९० दिनसम्म उपलब्ध हुनेछ । पहिले देखि नै उपलब्ध केही प्याक यथावत राखिएको छ भने केही प्याकलाई परिमार्जन गरी थप ग्राहकमैत्री बनाइएको छ ।
कम्पनीले युट्युब स्ट्रिमिङ डाटा प्याक अन्तर्गत रु. २५ मा एक दिनका लागि १ जीबी डाटा उपलब्ध गराएको छ । सोसल मिडिया प्याक अन्तर्गत रु. १५ मा एक दिनका लागि २०० एमबी डाटा उपलब्ध हुनेछ । सोसल मिडिया प्याकमार्फत फेसबुक, ट्विटर, इन्स्टाग्राम र ह्वाट्सएप चलाउन सकिने छ ।
रातिको समयमा प्रदान गरिएको भ्वाइस प्याक यसअघि राती १० बजेदेखि बिहान ६ बजेसम्म मात्र उपलब्ध भएकोमा अब एक घण्टा बढाएर बिहान ७ बजेसम्म उपलब्ध गराइने छ । नाइट टाइम भ्वाइस प्याक अन्तर्गत रु. १० मा उपलब्ध ६० मिनेटको भ्वाइस प्याक यथावत उपलब्ध छ भने रु. १५ मा ३ रातका लागि २०० मिनेट र रु. ३० मा ७ रातका लागि ३५० मिनेट भ्वाइस प्याक उपलब्ध हुनेछ । यी प्याक राती १० बजे देखि बिहान ७ बजे सम्म प्रयोग गर्न सकिने छ ।
अल टाइम डाटा प्याक अन्तर्गत ३ दिन, ७ दिन र २८ दिनका लागि लिन सकिने प्याकमा केही परिमार्जन गरिएको छ । यसमा रु. ६० मा ३ दिनका लागि ४०० एमबी, रु. १०० मा ७ दिनका लागि ८०० एमबी, रु. २८० मा २८ दिनका लागि २.५ जीबी, रु. ५०० मा २८ दिनका लागि ७ जीबी र रु ८०० मा २८ दिनकै लागि १६ जीबी डाटा उपलब्ध हुनेछ ।
डे डाटा प्याक अन्तर्गत अब रु. १० मा ८० एमबी र रु. १८ मा २५० एमबी डाटा प्याक प्राप्त गर्न सकिने छ । विहान ६ देखि साँझ ६ बजे सम्म प्रयोग गर्न सकिने सो प्याकको समयावधि २४ घण्टा हुनेछ । वान नाइट अनलिमिटेड डाटा अन्तर्गत राती ११ देखि विहान ६ बजे सम्म चलाउन सकिने प्याकेज रु. २० मा उपलब्ध हुनेछ ।
डे भ्वाइस प्याक अन्तर्गत रु. १२ मा बिहान ५ बजेदेखि साँझ ५ बजेसम्म १२० मिनेट कल गर्न सकिने अर्को प्याक पनि उपलब्ध हुनेछ । यो अफरमा प्रदान गरिएको १२० मिनेट एकैदिन प्रयोग भएन भने भोलिपल्ट २४ घण्टासम्म सोही अवधिमा प्रयोग गर्न सकिने छ ।
रु. १५ मा बिहान ५ बजेदेखि साँझ ५ बजेसम्म लागु हुने अनलिमिटेड कल अफरलाई निरन्तरता दिइएको छ । लार्ज डाटा प्याक अन्तर्गत अब रु. १,६०० मा ६० दिनका लागि ३० जीबी प्याक र रु. ३००० मा १२० दिनका लागि ६० जीबी प्याक उपलब्ध हुनेछ ।
फोरजी÷एलटीई अफर अन्तर्गत रु. १५ मा १ दिनका लागि जम्मा १०० एमबी डाटा उपलब्ध हुनेछ । यसबाट ५० एमबी सबै नेटवर्कमा प्रयोग गर्न सकिने छ र थप बोनसको रुपमा फोरजी नेटवर्कमा प्रयोग गर्न सकिने ५० एमबी डाटा उपलब्ध हुनेछ ।
साथै पहिले देखि नै स्प्रिङ अफरका रुपमा उपलब्ध अन्य प्याकहरु यथावत रहेका छन् । विभिन्न प्याकेज प्राप्त गर्नका लागि ग्राहकले ८ज्ञद्धज्ञछ३ डायल गर्नु पर्नेछ । कम्पनीको एप ‘नेपाल टेलिकम’ बाट पनि यस सम्बन्धी जानकारी लिन तथा सेवा खरिद गर्न सकिन्छ । पहिलोपटक कम्पनीको एप प्रयोग गर्दा १०० एमबी डाटा फ्रि उपलब्ध हुनेछ । त्यसैगरी कम्पनीको वेबसाइट www.ntc.net.np मार्फत यस सम्बन्धी विस्तृत जानकारी लिन सकिन्छ ।
आगामी आर्थिक वर्ष २०७७/७८ को वार्षिक कार्यक्रममै समेटेर वाईफाई सुविधा विस्तार गर्ने काम अगाडि बढाइएको उनले बताए ।
वडामा रहेका टेलिकमको बीटीएस टावरमार्फत विशेष ‘डिभाइस’को प्रयोग गरेर वाईफाई सुविधा उपलब्ध गराउने टेलिकमको योजना छ । टेलिकमलाई उपलब्ध आठ सय र १८ सय मेगाहर्ज ब्यान्डको फ्रिक्वेन्सी प्रयोग गरेर वाईफाई उपलब्ध गराइने कम्पनीका इन्जिनियर अमृत नेपालले जानकारी दिए । कम्पनीले वाईफाईसँगै फिक्स्ड टेलिफोन सेवा पनि समाहित गरेर उपलब्ध गराउने तयारी गरेको छ । संस्थागत प्रयोगकर्तालाई फिक्स्ड टेलिफोन उत्तिकै आवश्यक र महìवपूर्ण हुने भएकाले यससँगै त्यो सुविधा पनि हुनेछ, उनले भने ।
टेलिकमले आफ्ना संस्थागत प्रयोगकर्तालाई उपलब्ध गराउने डिभाइसमा टेलिफोनको छुट्टै पोर्ट हुनेछ । त्यसैमार्फत सामान्य टेलिफोनमा जोडेर कुराकानीका लागि प्रयोग गर्न सकिने छ । उक्त डिभाइसमा सिमकार्ड प्रयोग हुनेछ । यद्यपि त्यसको नम्बर भने टेलिकमले अहिले जिल्लाअनुसार उपलब्ध गराइरहेको कोडबाट सुरु हुनेछ ।
इन्जिनियर नेपालका अनुसार चितवनको प्रयोगकर्ता हो भने ०५६ बाट फोन नम्बर सुरु हुनेछ । टेलिकमले गाउँगाउँसम्म विस्तार गरेको सीडीएमएको फिक्स्ड फोन विस्थापन गर्ने र वाइम्याक्स पनि प्रभावकारी हुन छाडेपछि यी दुवैलाई समाहित गरेर नयाँ योजना अगाडि सारेको हो ।
तत्काल संस्थागत प्रयोगकर्तालाई उपलब्ध गराइने यो सुविधा व्यक्तिगत प्रयोगकर्तालाई टेलिकमले उपलब्ध नगराइने प्रबन्ध निर्देशक अधिकारीले जानकारी दिए । सर्वसाधारणमा व्यापक रूपमा गयौँ भने ब्यान्डविथ सबै यसमै प्रयोग हुन्छ, त्यसो हुँदा मोबाइल ब्रोडब्यान्ड महँगो हुन्छ, उनले भने – धेरै बाँडेर रिसोर्स सकियो भने फेरि रिसोर्स थप्नुपर्छ, जुन निकै सीमित छ ।
व्यक्तिगत प्रयोगकर्ताको हकमा मोबाइल ब्रोड ब्यान्डको पहुँच र गुणस्तरलाई पनि बढी जोड दिइने उनले स्पष्ट पारे । टेलिकमले संस्थागत प्रयोगकर्र्तालाई उपलब्ध गराउन लागेको वाईफाई सुविधाका लागि प्रयोग हुने डिभाइस तुलनात्मक रूपमा महँगो हुनेछ । यद्यपि सकेसम्म सस्तोमै सेवा उपलब्ध गराउने तयारी भइरहेको अधिकारीले जानकारी दिए ।
उनका अनुसार अहिले उक्त डिभाइसमा टेलिफोन परीक्षणको काम भइरहेको छ । आठ सय ब्यान्डको फ्रिक्वेन्सी उपयोग हुने भएकाले टावरबाट लामो दूरीमा पनि यो सुविधा उपलब्ध गराउन सकिने उनले बताए । कम्पनीले आगामी आर्थिक वर्षभित्रै हरेक वडामा यो सुविधा पुर्याउने गरी योजना तयार गरेको जनाएको छ ।
आफ्नो नयाँ थिम ‘प्लस’ अन्तर्गत प्रिपेड ग्राहकलाई लक्षित गर्दै एनसेलले सार्वजनिक गरेको यो आकर्षक योजनाअन्तर्गत अब कम्पनीका ग्राहकले आवश्यकताअनुसार सात दिन, १५ दिन र ३० दिन अवधिका तीन वटा प्याकेज रोजेर लिन सक्नेछन् ।
७ दिन समयसीमा रहेको सात सय मिनेट अन नेट टक टाइमका लागि कर सहित मात्र केवल ९५.७७ रुपैयाँ मात्र शूल्क लाग्नेछ । यो प्याकमा प्रति दिन सात दिनसम्म १०० मिनेट टक टाइम प्राप्त गर्न सकिने कम्पनीले जनाएको छ ।
त्यस्तै १५ दिनको प्याकमा कर सहित मात्र १९१.५४ रुपैयाँमा १८ सय ७५ मिनेट अन नेट टक टाइम पाउन सकिनेछ । यसमा प्रत्येक दिन १२५ मिनेटको टक टाइम प्राप्त हुनेछ ।
भ्वाइस सेवाको अझ धेरै आवश्यकता हुने प्रयोगकर्ताका लागि ३० दिनको आकर्षक भ्वाइस प्याक रहेको छ । यो प्याक अन्तर्गत कम्पनीका ग्राहकले कर सहित मात्र ३८१ं.७९ रुपैयाँमा ४,५०० सय मिनेट अन नेट टक टाइम प्राप्त गर्न सक्नेछन् ।
यसमा हरेक दिन १५० मिनेट टक टाइम ३० दिनसम्म प्राप्त हुने जनाइएको छ । यो प्याक सुचारु गर्ने प्रयोगकर्तालाई प्रति मिनेट कुराकानी गर्न आठ पैसा मात्र पर्नेछ ।
*१७११८*७# डायल गरी प्राप्त निर्देशनअनुसार यी प्याक सुचारु गर्न सकिनेछ । साथै एसएमएसबाट समेत इण्डलेस कुराकानी प्लस प्याक रोज्न सकिनेछ । त्यसका लागि उदाहरणको रुपमा सात दिनको प्याक लिन चाहेको हो भने १०० टाइप गरी १७११८ मा एसएमएस पठाउनुपर्ने हुन्छ । त्यस्तै १५ दिनको प्याक लिन १२५ र ३० दिनको प्याकको लागि १५० टाइप गरी सोही नम्बरमा एसएमएस पठाउनुपर्नेछ ।
एनसेलका प्रमुख व्यापारिक अधिकृत प्रदीप श्रीवास्तवले सुलभ दरमा गुणस्तरीय सेवा प्रदान गर्ने कम्पनीको प्रतिवद्धता अनुरुप भ्वाइस अफर ल्याइएको बताए । आफ्नो नयाँ थिम ‘प्लस’ अन्तर्गत नै कम्पनीले आफ्ना फोरजी ग्राहकहरुको लागि आकर्षक ‘ननस्टप युट्युव प्लस’ अफर सञ्चालनमा ल्याइसकेको छ ।
‘वायरफ्री प्लस वाईफाई’ सेवाको बुकिङ सुरु गरी सकेको कम्पनीले ‘प्लस’ थिमले नवीन र विशेष सेवाहरुको साथ ग्राहकलाई हरेक पल जहाँ भए पनि सेवामा पहुँच सुनिश्चित गराउने प्रतिवद्धता व्यक्त गरेको छ ।