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The Dark Future Of America’s Surveillance Culture

June 18, 2013 by  

The Dark Future Of America’s Surveillance Culture
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Surveillance is the act of removing transparency from one person while operating under a veil of secrecy yourself. Surveillance is a one-sided exploitation of cultural violence, like a street mugging backed by ideological rationalizations. To be able to invade the life of another human being at will; to catalog his hopes, dreams and weaknesses; to put yourself in a position to judge him from a discreet distance or undermine his future entirely: This is what surveillance is truly about. Make no mistake, mass surveillance is not about safety; it’s about power. It is a means of enslavement.

When a government chooses to assume the role of watcher and godlike arbiter in the affairs of the citizenry, there is always a specific motivation; and that motivation is usually self-preservation. Government elites spy on the public because they have done or are about to do things that will trigger resentment and rebellion within the population. They keep tabs on us because they fear what we will eventually do to them. They watch us because they plan to hurt us, and they want to be sure they get away with it.

There are no other reasons for random sweeping infringements of the public’s right to privacy. There is no other rationale for treating every person as a threat without warrant, without legitimate judicial oversight and without probable cause. Only criminal governments desire the legal authority to remove the barriers of personal privacy, because only they have something to gain through the action.

America as a society is at perhaps the most dangerous crossroads faced by any nation in history. We must decide — right here, right now — if we are going to embrace absolute government intrusion on a technological level never before seen by man or if we are going to fully revolt against it. Now, some people might suggest that there is a line that will not be crossed, that the establishment will respect certain boundaries and that the surveillance apparatus we have now will be the apparatus that stands forever. I’m here to tell those people that they have no idea what they are talking about.

Take a good look at any government in modern history that has been allowed the kind of surveillance powers our government is currently demanding. Did Soviet Russia respect any particular boundaries dealing with individual liberty? Did the East German Stasi ever draw a moral line in the sand when it came to their suffocating network of informants and eavesdroppers? Did Mao Zedong’s China choose to simply “observe” political dissidents without using those observations to destroy them? The surveillance machine only moves forward. It never stands still — not for anyone or anything.

The recent exposure to the general public of National Security Agency mass phone tracking (and tapping) programs have caused a groundswell awakening. What we in the liberty movement already knew years ago has finally struck the lackadaisical senses of the mainstream like a bucket of ice water. However, as terrible and bewildering as the surveillance grid is today, it is nothing compared to what lies ahead if we allow the establishment even one foothold tomorrow.

The Nightmare Has Just Begun

Without transparency or oversight by the citizenry, the technology in existence today and being perfected over the coming years will lead to nothing short of the total subjugation of humanity. Forget the NSA’s wiretapping random phone lines or all phone lines; imagine every waking moment of your life recorded and filed. Imagine every thought you ever uttered or typed scrutinized for “keywords” and analyzed to discern whether you might dissent. Imagine an invasive machine engineered not just to place you under a microscope, but also to mold your very behavior with the constant threat of bureaucratic retaliation.

Perhaps this sounds like science fiction, but for many people, the NSA’s sifting through the phone and email records of more than 300 million people daily used to be science fiction. Here are some of the surveillance advancements I believe the establishment will use next on a wide scale — for our own safety, of course.

The perpetual tap: If this doesn’t exist already, it will soon. The NSA’s process of “interception” (the monitoring of Internet and phone traffic for keywords and key phrases) might seem like an impractical strategy, given the incredible amounts of data they are required to sift through. That said, many corporations and clandestine services already have powerful software that is able to filter through mass communications and discover patterns in real time. With computing power reaching levels never before dreamed of, the possibility of perpetual real-time monitoring of hundreds of millions of individuals with the intent to record everything they say and do electronically is fast arriving. Website habits, speech patterns, purchasing habits, mood swings, relationship issues, psychological attachments and detachments would all be noted and stored. Keywords and pattern recognition would allow spies to build elaborate profiles on every American — updated daily, if not hourly. One could not even be privately discontent in such a world.

A surveillance device in every home: It’s sad when Yakov Smirnoff  becomes a prophet of your era, but the old joke applies today: In soviet America, TV watches you!

The next stage in consumer technology is often called the “Internet of Things.” This refers to the new lines of Web-connected appliances being progressively introduced onto the market. These include everything from televisions that record program-watching habits and video game consoles equipped with camera technology, all the way down to alarm clocks that record sleeping habits and doorbells that monitor how many visits you receive per day. The argument for such tech presented by corporations is that the Internet of Things will help them to better service the public by identifying and catering to more specific consumption habits. However, former CIA Director David Petraus reveled in the idea of the Internet of Things and its usefulness to the CIA, stating in 2012: “Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters—all connected to the next-generation Internet using abundant, low cost, and high-power computing—the latter now going to cloud computing, in many areas greater and greater supercomputing, and, ultimately, heading to quantum computing.”

I believe that, one day, such smart appliances with surveillance capabilities will be mandated, either at the manufacturing level or at the home level, by the Environmental Protection Agency, using “environmental concerns” as an excuse.

Pervasive RFID: Most people have at least heard of radio-frequency identification chips. Many people, though, do not seem to understand the malicious nature of such technology. RFID chips, the size of a grain of rice, will soon be embedded in every conceivable consumer item, allowing each purchase to be cataloged and even tracked. Buy a pair of shoes with RFID and forget to remove the chip, and every time you walk by a scanner in the mall or on the street your presence could be noted and filed. But this is just the beginning of RFID.

Initiatives have been suggested multiple times by various government agencies and politicians to include RFID technology in ID cards, Social Security cards and even citizenship cards (an idea meant to use citizen concerns over illegal immigration as a way to lure us into accepting RFID). RFID has also been suggested for use in the medical field on many levels, which brings us to our next surveillance abuse.

Surveillance by doctor: There are literally hundreds of problems with Obamacare, and universal healthcare in general; but a primary threat that is just beginning to surface is the use of medical surveillance as a political weapon. Already, the Federal government has tried to establish rules for physicians requiring them to note patients who, in their opinion, might be psychologically unstable and should be denied the right to firearms ownership.

I believe the Obamacare structure is ultimately not meant to build even a poorly run socialist health system. Rather, it is meant to build a highly effective surveillance system using healthcare professionals as informants and opening private medical records to incessant bureaucratic overwatch. Today, it’s mental stability and gun rights. Maybe tomorrow it will be any loose-lipped expression of dissent or distaste for authority. The obvious next step, following the surveillance cultures of the past, would be for government to draft the professional class into the fold by using them as eyes and ears.

Drone planet: We are all aware of the exponential use of drones around the world, and many people are even educated on the U.S. government’s intentions to launch at least 30,000 drones into America’s skies for domestic surveillance in the near term. The problem is not existing drone technology, though; it is the drone technology about to be released.

Micro-drones are already being fielded by the U.S. military for use in operations, and small drones are being issued to law enforcement departments for riot control. Micro-drones, though still dependent on line of sight, are cheaper and easier to produce than larger varieties. A swarm of such drones could be unleashed for the cost of a single predator model, and would have the capability to provide clandestine monitoring of hard to reach areas. All I can say is, for those who plan any practical activism or revolution, study in electromagnetics will be essential.

Biometric roadblocks: Naked body scanners, which were used by the Transportation Security Administration until May 16, stored biometric data on all passengers foolish enough to not opt out, as was proven time after time. Many people in the liberty movement have long suspected that the cattle-call manner in which the TSA collected this private information was only a warm-up to a much wider net to be cast over the streets of America. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Maryland v. King to uphold police ability to take DNA samples during an arrest (even if charges are never filed) supports this suspicion.

The next step is random DNA recording at roadside blocks and then on sidewalks in your town. This process will be implemented in tandem with new ID laws, which will give a more substantial legal rationalization for random seizures of genetic property. Biometric surveillance will be the ultimate destruction of the 4th Amendment. It removes all anonymity, until every person becomes nothing more than a data set and a file; and unless a person finds a way to change his own genetic characteristics, that file will follow him forever.

These are only a handful of examples on how our current surveillance grid will become far worse than most Americans expect. The point is clear: there is no end to this game. It never stops. It never gives a moment’s peace.

The arguments in support of the surveillance state always assume that there will be no consequences for those who do nothing wrong. How many times have we heard this dismissal: “The government can watch me all they want. They’ll just get bored because I have nothing to hide.”

What these apologists do not seem to grasp is that government surveillance is not a passive tool, but a vicious weapon. Surveillance maims and kills free society — first psychologically, then physically. It forces acceptance of prior restraint, making thought crimes punishable and concrete activism impossible. If we do not stop the institutionalization of surveillance here and now, every single citizen, whether he believes himself innocent or not, will find himself a target.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

is the founder of the Alternative Market Project, an organization designed to help you find like-minded activists and preppers in your local area so that you can network and construct communities for barter and mutual aid. Join Alt-Market.com today and learn what it means to step away from the unstable mainstream system and build something better. You can contact Brandon Smith at: brandon@alt-market.com

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  • Jim Read

    The really big question here is, when we stop this governmnent surveillance and we will, what happens to the illegal data that is already collected? Someone should file suit against ObamaCare using the confidential medical records issue because under OC the IRS has access to it along with numerous other federal and state agencies.

    • Darral

      It is not about medical care, It is all about information that can be used to Control the people, primarily those who oppose Dictatorship, tyranny, those who support a Constitutional Government, Stalin did it Hitler did it, Cuba does it, North Korea does it, It is about Control over the people.

      • village idiot

        Right! Without complete knowledge of their subjects how can the New World Order control the subjects? Surveillance and foresight are the best weapons they have and if anyone believes that is not on the cards, they had better start paying attention. I never cease to be amazed at how incredibly intelligent certain members of the human race are and the astounding advancements they have conjured up, way beyond my limited comprehension. I often wonder if they are aliens or the offspring of aliens.My worry is that those instruments and inventions have become additional weapons in the wrong hands, not used to benefit humankind but to subjugate, tyrannize and render the plebs as slaves and of no relevance at all. They need to beware of self destruction in their madness. Those who have everything to lose are worse off than peasants in the end and only the very clever are capable of outsmarting themselves, stupid people are way too stupid to outsmart themselves., they are too busy trying to survive.

        • Jim Read

          You gentlemen are correct. I am an aging Veteran, I have started a page on facebook, “People who believe in the Constitution”. It is an open group and you all are invited to join, post and contribute. I am hoping someway somehow to see a group of Veterans, me included, a million or so along with a younger group of Veterans, a million or so marching on Washington D C destroying the plans of 537 of the residents there.
          I’d love to hear your thoughts.

          • vicki

            Keep in mind the group oathkeepers.org and let them know of your page.

          • Jim Read

            I am asking you Vicki if you are a member to please pass the facebook group along to them, I went to the site and the comments are closed.

          • podunk1

            Remember face book is the governments gold mine with infinite numbers 2nd & beyondparty comments add to the fire.

            Data mining is a relatively old financial management tool – today. Today one can prioritize, sort by any criteria, what if, and therefore it into infinity instantly. The vile moles and tigers within government are potentially mortal enemies of the citizen – sad but true – & the only solution is legally get them out of office!

          • vicki

            I am not a member :( so can’t directly either. You might try writing to their address in their contact page ro go to their forums http://www.oathkeepers.net/forum/

    • pgardner

      I can not see this ending. Surveillance is a fact of life and the info will remain “out there”. It’s not just for the gov’t, but your employer plus who ever your employer works for. You remember the initial Bush phrase for it, “total information awareness”. They scrapped the term when people reacted badly, but they went ahead with the program anyway.

    • http://batman-news.com samurai

      Here are some things about Obama bin Laden Care.
      http://www.townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2013/06/16/report-obamacare-loophole-hammers-many-lowwage-workers-n1620803
      http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/insurers-predict-100-400-obamacare-rate-explosion/article/2529523
      http://www.blog.heritage.org/2013/06/16/obamacares-insurance-solution-medicaid-for-all/
      FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
      You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
      “They who are decrying the Christian religion are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.”
      Charles Carroll
      Founding father
      Devout Christian

    • Nadzieja Batki

      One major problem is that this will never go away, as with all governmental agencies they are self preserving, self propagating. The American people are setting up a squawk so now they will redirect and go around us because we let them know where the proverbial “weaknesses in the fence” are.

    • Bob666

      Jim,
      good point to consider.

  • FreedomFighter

    I believe this is all leading up to the “IMPLANTED CHIP”, you know the one that goes in your hand for forehead. You will be required to have the implant to either buy or sell or make any other type of transaction, money as we know it will not exist — maybe something called “Life Credits” that are used as a medium of exchange.
    The full capabilities of the implant are at this time unknown and may include nanotech, but are speculated to be very seductive in nature…prolonged life into the hundreds of years, pain control or elimination, disease control or elimination, world wide monitoring ability, and many more positive effects. On the flip side, it will give the controllers the ability to “turn you off”, inflict pain, inflict disease, paralyze you, control your brain functions and even rewrite your DNA.
    Orwell never dreamed of this stuff, and its coming, very soon. I for one will never accept a chip of any sort.
    Laus DeoSemper FI

    • http://batman-news.com samurai

      Well said fellow patriot. Are you talking about the refid chip? Well, they’ll have to fight me to get me to use those things. Here is an article about Janet Naploitano and the Orwellian state.
      http://www.godfatherpolitics.com/11295/janet-napolitano-orwellian-state-what-orwellian-state/
      Is this something you are talking about? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
      You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
      “The approaching festival of Easter, and the merits and mercies of our Redeemer have inspired me with the hope of finding mercy before my judge.”
      Charles Carroll
      Founding father
      Devout Christian

  • KG

    [comment has been removed]I mean, you must just tremble with fear all day long! I would, if I thought like you did.

    Please remember, it was all of yous guys who are ‘law and order’ types who wanted this. Nixon, as well as Gobbels, would be proud of what ‘capitalist stooges’ have wrought upon our nation. The TRUTH, though it may upset your ‘worship’ of the marketplace as the solution for all of mankind’s ills, is that WalMart probably knows more about you than the Government. I was always taught that “Big Brother” was gonna come from government in the form of “G-dless Communism”. But, instead, it has come in the form of “G-dless CAPITALISM”. Ayn Rand would be ecstatic with joy to know the power that the marketplace has over us ‘consumers’.

    That’s why I refuse to be known as a ‘consumer’. I am a citizen of the United States of America. Yes, the evil ‘government’ that was created “… in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

    So , tell me, who is the ‘true’ American? Someone saving cans of tunafish, or someone fighting for a “more Perfect Union?”

    • oldguy

      Sir, I have followed your posts for a while now. It must be terrible to have such conflicting crap running through ones head all the time. Sometimes you come just to the edge of sanity and then you reverse course. Don’t confuse “Free market” with what we have now. WalMart can only tell of ones buying habits and what the general public likes or dislikes. They can’t tell of ones deepest thoughts or desires like this outrageous info gathering situation we have now. Most of the time you sound like you believe socialism to be the “more Perfect Union”. Well, Sir history shows it won’t work. Never has and never will.

    • http://batman-news.com samurai

      What a long rant and nothing of substance contained within. Asking someone if they want to commit suicide as soon as they get up? The personal attack. Classic 5th column strategy. Since you talk about suicide, it makes me wonder if you ever thought about it. So, here are some sites that deal with you and your ilk.
      http://www.ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/161/12/2303
      http://www.adherents.com/misc/religion_suicide.html
      http://www.councilforhealing.org/ReasearchOnHealing.html
      Look at these sites as you need help. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
      You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
      “And whereas it hath pleased the Great Governor of the World (GOD) to incline the hearts of the legislatures we respectfully represent in Congress, to approve of, and to authorize us to ratify the said Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union.”
      Articles of Confederation

      • k92509

        KG or should that be KGB provides what we know as liberal propaganda which is the typical response the brainwashed use because that have no concept of reality. You forget KG or KGB is a product of our public school system AKA indoctrination camps for liberal propaganda for years so he and they know nothing else. They have been taught that government knows what’s best and that government will provide for all your needs and most of all would never lie to them, just like the old USSR. Instead of being the USSR these “progressives” want a USSA which will crumble faster and farther than the old USSR!

      • 5alive5

        samurai,
        Been away awhile but it is good to see a few goo ones stayed around. How is the wife doing? Tell her Joe H. said hi! this government just keeps getting worse and worse with no end in sight!! I don’t want to think where it all ends. I love my country, I was born and raised here, fought for her for 18 months and will someday die here. I love my country not, however, my government!

        • JeffH

          Is this JoeH? Can I connect the dots now? Welcome back friend.

          • 5aliv

            Thanks for the kind words, friend!! I never really left, just got tired of the liberal BS!

          • JeffH

            I do understand. I cut my posting way back myself.
            FYI, no more eddie either, but as you can see, there are others that fill his shoes…just not as many.

    • S.C.Murf

      kg do you make that popping sound every morning you wake up? I doubt it cause you still sound like a paid fool. Please make that popping sound you’ll feel better.

      up the hill
      airborne

    • Charlie

      A true American is a “Man” that knows The American Militia Leader is King Jesus Christ and your a$$ is grass and it’s time to mow the grass,,, Except we still need you for entertainment,,, so ,,, keep up the comical insanity………………………..

      • KG

        Have you even read the constitution?

        Article. II.Section. 2.

        The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

        You think any of those so-called “Constitutionalists” want THAT provision enforced????

        You guys are idiots.

        • vicki

          Ad hominem

          • KG

            Please, tell me why THIS comment would be an Ad hominem argument? This is FACT, NOT FICTION.

            and that goes for both parts. I mean even Ray Charles could see that!

          • vicki

            Your statement “You guys are idiots.”

          • KG

            Thank you, vicki. May I have another one?
            I’ve been so naughty!

          • vicki

            You’re welcome and no.

        • Charlie

          IS? the so called government operating under the Constitution ??? and what does The Declaration of Independence say WE can do about “”Martial Law Rule”””?
          What was The First Constitution AND Law Book for America??? Is King Jesus Christ alive and well today?
          What does Deuteronomy 17:15 say? What does The First Commandment say? What does Matthew 6:9–13 say? Come on back and give us a sermon on the above verses…

          • KG

            Romans 13

            King James Version (KJV)

            13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

            2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

            3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

            4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

            5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

            The Declaration is silent on “martial law rule”.

            The Articles of Confederation were replaced by the Constitution, and are , therefore, null and void.

            Hebrews 1:3
            King James Version (KJV)

            3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

            The ‘work’ is finished. He sits on the right hand of G-d. The ‘veil’ in the temple was torn open allowing anyone access to G-d. We are under grace. There is no more ‘work’ needed for salvation.

            Deuteronomy 17:15
            King James Version (KJV)

            15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the Lord thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.

            Genesis 4:9
            King James Version (KJV)

            9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?

            Matthew 5
            King James Version (KJV)

            46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

            47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

            48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

            The Lords Prayer contains much more symbolism than I can reveal here. However, a good book was written several years ago by Emmet Fox.

            How you like them apples?

          • Charlie

            Your apples are rotten , because your Scriptures are incomplete Or NOT in harmony with basic principles of Law and self defense as found in many other Scriptures.
            Your Bible ignorance has exposed you as a Agent Provocateur,,, But,,, keep on provoking ,,, We will waste time on you as fits our purpose …………………………

          • KG

            The reason why you are so upset is the fact that you cannot accept the truth of G-ds grace. That’s why you have the spirit of Antichrist. You want to think there is something you can do to receive Grace. But there is nothing you can do to please G-d. You want to think there is because then you can judge other people, wave your finger, and say “Thank G-d I AM not like those ‘sinners’.

            Luke 18
            King James Version (KJV)

            10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

            11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

            12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

            13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

            14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

          • Charlie

            what does Luke 19:27 say?

          • KG
    • TheOriginalDaveH

      KG, being the typical Socialist Progressive misinformer that he is, uses his usual Straw Man arguments. How convenient for him to say whatever nonsense he wants without moral constraint.
      The “TRUTH”, and KG probably knows it, is that his advocated Communism has been thoroughly discredited in the pages of History. And what he calls “CAPITALISM” hasn’t been practiced routinely in this country for at least the last 100 years. Our system has been mostly Socialistic since the days of Woodrow Wilson.
      I’ll ask again, KG, tell us how your Communism will work here when it hasn’t worked anywhere else? I’ll be waiting for the usual obtuse conjectural retort from you.

    • vicki

      ad hominem

    • TheOriginalDaveH
      • vicki

        good reason to just keep quiet

    • Charlie

      Heathen KG,,,I thought We told you once or twice before,,, A True American is one that “Knows” ,,, King Jesus Christ IS The American Militia Commander and “Knows” King Jesus Christ is The Only “Victor” against the dark forces of the Anti Christ… Meanwhile … Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 is salvation…

      • KG

        The Constitution of the United States

        Article. II.
        Section. 2.

        The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

        Matthew 26 (King James Version)
        52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

  • TIME

    My Dear People,

    This is the perfect method of bringing about the: “TWO CLASS SYSTEM.”
    So loved by the NWO.

    In plain words – this type of program is the “exact oppsite” of what this nation was founded on.

    Afterall you can’t have FREEDOM, if you have this platform of surveillance.

    { The “TWO Class system” is } ~ The Despot’s ~~ Then everyone else,> as in the ones who will serve trhe Despot’s every need ~ Thats YOU.
    Thus the question is ~~ Is this not why People from all over the world flocked to America – to get away from this type of system?

    Peace and Love

    • JeffH

      TIME, by chance did you get to watch Judicial Watch’s “District of Corruption” on AXS yesterday. Very informative but not much that we haven’t seen or suspected for quite some time.

      Explores the recent history of the abuse of power in Washington during the Bush and Clinton administrations to put the current state of affairs in context. Act I will end as a dog-eared and beaten George W. Bush gives way to a Chicago politician claiming “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this Presidency.”

      Covers more major Obama Scandals. Will briefly consider Obama the “community organizer,” the professor, and the State Senator before delving more deeply into the scandals (such as the Bailouts, White House Visitor Logs, Secrecy, White House Czars, Green Energy, Fast and Furious) that have marked the first four years of his Presidency. Act II ends with an exposé on White House secrecy controversy and sets up the stakes for the next election, specifically focusing on voter and election fraud.
      http://www.judicialwatch.org/districtofcorruptionmovie/

      • TIME

        Dear Jeff,

        Perhaps it may wake a few up ~Thats good as TIME is short.

        Peace and Love, May GOD Bless you and keep you.

        • JeffH

          Back to you as well.

          • vicki

            There seems to be a new Dave in town. :)

  • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

    NEWS from EUROPE
    (in case if you do not have them on your blue TV screen)
    US PUSHES Europe to amend arms embargo on Syrian rebels John Kerry (ANTI-war guy) seeks support for British-led move as means of pressuring Bashar al-Assad to enter into PEACE negotiations (by arming the Kenyan´s friends – muslim brotherhood)
    The United States is lobbying European governments to back a British-led call to to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to enter into talks with the opposition.
    John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has been urging the EU to reach consensus on a change that would allow weapons to be delivered to the rebels – though without any decision to do so at this stage.
    Diplomatic sources said on Wednesday that Britain now has the support of France, Italy and Spain, while Germany is neutral. But Austria, Finland, Sweden and the Czech Republic are still opposed. Ambassadors of all 27 EU members have been called into the state department in Washington to be told of the latest US position ahead of a crucial foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels next Monday.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/22/syria-arms-embargo-rebels

    • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

      NEWS from EUROPE
      EU ministers meet divided on arming Syria rebels
      May 27, 2013
      France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius — who meets later Monday in Paris with his Russian and US counterparts, Sergei Lavrov and John Kerry, over efforts to convene a Syria peace conference next month in Geneva — made no comment as he joined the meeting.
      On entering the talks, the 27 ministers stood divided in three — those for lifting the embargo to arm the opposition National Coalition, those against and a third, larger group working to find a consensus position.
      However, the actual delivery of arms would be postponed until a fresh political decision by all 27 EU members is taken by August 1.
      “The entry into force” of the lifting of the arms embargo on the opposition is “suspended and subject to a new Council decision to be taken in light of the developments related to the US-Russia initiative,” the text says.
      Such arms would be provided to the National Coalition “for the protection of civilians”.
      http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/310304/news/world/eu-ministers-meet-divided-on-arming-syria-rebels
      P.S. In yesterday news I heard that Spain and France now are against to arm the Syrian rebeles because they aren´t sure WHO they are.

      • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

        Mohamed Morsi (Egipto) rompe definitivamente las relaciones diplomáticas con Siria (Morsi cuts off diplomatic relations with Syria, orders embassy closed by the Kenyan order – no doubt)
        http://www.aurora-israel.co.il/articulos/israel/Titular/51928/

        P.S. Search this information on English)

  • rhcrest

    This is proof that always advancing technology is not a good thing. I am starting to opt for low technology items as much as possible. I am resisting from upgrading to the newest and latest and greatest whatever it is. Take cars for example. The older models don’t have the intrusive black boxes monitoring your every move. It’s better to have an older car. The old flip phones can’t be monitored etc as well as the smart phones. The more we stay away from “smart” whatever it is, the better. Another example, i saw an ad for a security system for your home with cameras that you can monitor and manipulate from your smart phone. Well that means someone can hack into your security system remotely. The new xbox has a camera that watches you. Don’t buy it. It is better not to have such connections made in the first place. If everyone started doing things like this it would be a huge step in the direction of fighting this. Every time we go for the latest greatest “smart” gadget we are making it easier for them to monitor us.

  • TheOriginalDaveH

    Great article, Brandon, as usual.

  • hungry4food

    Obama Phones in 2012 election were great for surveillance …

    EXCLUSIVE: Hidden camera catches wireless company employees passing out ‘Obama phones’ to people who say they’ll SELL them for drugs, shoes, handbags and spending cash

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2343377/I-dont-care-Hidden-camera-catches-wireless-company-employees-passing-Obama-phones-people-say-theyll-sell-drugs-shoes-handbags-spending-cash.html#ixzz2Wa2F5tuf

  • TheOriginalDaveH

    Our Big Government System, like all Big Government Systems, is designed to enhance the lives of the Political Class and their Crony Capitalists at the rest of our expense.

    The sooner you wake up to the reality, the better our chances of doing something about it.

    Read this long but very worthwhile book to learn a more real history of our country than you will ever get from the Public Propaganda Schools:
    http://library.mises.org/books/Murray%20N%20Rothbard/Conceived%20in%20Liberty_Vol_2.pdf

    Those who have Kindles can download and read this PDF file on their Kindles. It provides a much more comfortable way of reading than reading from a computer does.

    • JeffH

      DaveH, by any chance did you or have you seen “District of Corruption” , a documentary movie put togeter by Judicial Watch. It was on AXS last night and I caught the last 20 minutes of it. It is something I believe every American should watch.
      http://www.judicialwatch.org/doc/

      Presents a gripping lineup of the gross malfeasance and unparalleled secrecy of our government today. The film exposes Obama administration scandals such as Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Crony Capitalism, Czars, and its politicized Justice Department. This cabal of government insiders comprises an essentially Shadow Government that uses favoritism, regulatory power, and abuse of office to enrich the party faithful at the expense of the general public.

      Explores the recent history of the abuse of power in Washington during the Bush and Clinton administrations to put the current state of affairs in context. Act I will end as a dog-eared and beaten George W. Bush gives way to a Chicago politician claiming “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this Presidency.”

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        No, I haven’t, but I will. I have known for a long time that protection from Government has just been their cover story. The reality is that Governments have always been about a dominant gang of thugs taking advantage of the masses and feeding them just enough Propaganda to keep them from rebelling.

      • Jeff

        It’s written by someone from Breitbart so don’t go thinking it will have any merit. It will be about as objective as Trotsky’s writing about the Russian Revolution.

        • vicki

          Argument to ridicule.

          • Jeff

            Is that supposed to mean something? If a film is made by Breitbart, it’s clearly a hatchet job. I don’t know what “argument to ridicule” means in your little corner of the world, but if Castro made a movie about the Cuban Revolution, would you expect it to meet journalistic standards? Same with anyone associated with Breitbart who was to journalism what Bernie Madoff was to investing.

          • vicki

            argument to ridicule

          • Jeff

            I used to play tennis at a club that was part of a timeshare. When new owners came in, one of the big shots started to play. He ran a tournament for different classes of players, A-D and when anyone was about to beat him, he declared the guy too good for the division and disqualified him.

            The only way you could ever win a debate would be to own the debate stage and be able to label all the arguments and decide which are legit and which are not.

          • vicki

            Ad hominem

          • Jeff

            It’s called an analogy, you ignoramus! Now, there’s an ad hominem for you.

          • vicki

            See you do know what you are doing.

            Btw if we were debating I would have won the moment you used the ad hominem not the moment I pointed it out.

          • WTS/JAY

            Check and mate! The boob walked right into it. Lol!

          • Bob666

            And if they disagree with-they call you names.

          • WTS/JAY

            You’re not going to cry now, are you Booby?

          • Bob666

            Why on earth would I cry Jay?

            Do you want to call me more names, want to throw in a bible verse to back it up?

            Dredge up some crap on the web to make a point -just to make a point.

            Just making an observation.

            BTW-Still waiting on proof on the following:
            Catholics are not Christians.
            Freemasonry was behind the KKK.

          • WTS/JAY

            Booby: Why on earth would I cry Jay?

            Do you want to call me more names, want to throw in a bible verse to back it up? Dredge up some crap on the web to make a point -just to make a point.

            Would that make you happy, droopy?

            Booby: BTW-Still waiting on proof on the following:Catholics are not Christians. Freemasonry was behind the KKK.

            Slow day?

          • Bob666

            Oh Jay,

            No, had a great day, I keep waiting for you to put up.

            Hypocrite: Would that make you happy, droopy?

            No, not really, I just enjoy watching that list of people that you don’t like grow-it gets bigger every day.

          • WTS/JAY

            Bobby: Oh Jay, No, had a great day, I keep waiting for you to put up.

            So, you consider waiting around all day for me to put up, as a great day? Well, whatever turns your crank, i suppose.

            Bobby: Hypocrite: Would that make you happy, droopy?

            Well, would it?

            Bobby: No, not really, I just enjoy watching that list of people that you don’t like grow-it gets bigger every day.

            Hey look at the bright side, Booby. You have many great days to look forward to! Yes?

          • Bob666

            Oh Jay,

            I have not been waiting all day for anything. I just popped on line to see what exaggerated claims you were making today.

            Hypocrite : Hey look at the bright side, Booby. You have many great days to look forward to! Yes?

            Yes Jay, I have a very good life and hope it will be a long one as well. I hope that for other people like yourself to.

            PLD is not the center of My Universe.

          • WTS/JAY

            Bobby: Oh Jay, I have not been waiting all day for anything. I just popped on line to see what exaggerated claims you were making today.

            Hey hey now, waiting-around/stalking all day is nothing to be ashamed of, Bobby. It’s just a neurological-dysfunction that afflict many in our society. Although considered illegal, i hear word that soon it will be normalized. You know, born that way?

            Bobby: Hypocrite : Hey look at the bright side, Booby. You have many great days to look forward to! Yes?

            You’re not pleased?

            Bobby: Yes Jay, I have a very good life and hope it will be a long one as well. I hope that for other people like yourself to.

            Hey, was that a shot, Bobby? You rascal, you!

            Bobby: PLD is not the center of My Universe.

            Oh?

          • Bob666

            Well Jay,

            I must admit-your copy and paste skills at the cats A$$.

            Jay: “Hey, was that a shot, Bobby? You rascal, you”!

            No Jay, that’s called a moral high ground, Google it-it’s an interesting concept.

            “Bobby: PLD is not the center of My Universe. Oh”?

            No, My retirement will not be centered around PLD.

          • WTS/JAY

            Bob: Well Jay,I must admit-your copy and paste skills at the cats A$$.

            Yours aren’t to shabby either.

            Jay: “Hey, was that a shot, Bobby? You rascal, you”!

            Bob: No Jay, that’s called a moral high ground, Google it-it’s an interesting concept.

            You mean like; geisha-boy, pork-chop, pork-swine…? Ok, Bob. I think i understand. Btw, watch out for Google, remember?

            “Bobby: PLD is not the center of My Universe. Oh”?

            Bobby: No, My retirement will not be centered around PLD.

            Oh?

          • JeffH

            “PLD is not the center of My Universe.”?

            Hmmmmm, where have I heard this before?

            Let’s see here, 666 trolls after Jay, JeffH and samurai and he posts almost twice as much as anyone else.

            1. Bob666 – 1147 comments
            3. samurai – 664 comments
            4. JeffH – 600 comments
            7. Jay – 534 comments

            Well, he may be right but me thinks it must certainly runs a close second.

            666 leaves no doubt that his universe runs well to the left of center

          • WTS/JAY

            Cheers, JeffH. Good night bud!

          • JeffH

            Jay…The Ku Klux Klan’s Masonic Origins
            http://freemasonrywatch.org/kkk.html

          • vicki

            :)

          • WTS/JAY

            It’s called a temper-tantrum, bird-brain!

          • Bob666

            Yes Jay,
            We have seen you throw a few. That is when you call people names like Bird-Brain-Correct.

            Don’t forget to stomp you feet on the ground as well!

          • WTS/JAY

            Bob: Yes Jay, We have seen you throw a few.

            Who’s “we” Bob. Are you hearing voices in your head?

            Bob: That is when you call people names like Bird-Brain-Correct.

            I happen to think that “bird-brain” is considerably less derogatory than; geisha-boy, pork-rind, swine, pork-chop and nads. Don’t you?

            Bob: Don’t forget to stomp you feet on the ground as well!

            If i give you a banana, will you promise to stop defecating in the house?

          • Bob666

            Oh Jay, Really?

            “Bob: Yes Jay, We have seen you throw a few”.

            That would be the vast constituency here on PLD

            “Who’s “we” Bob. Are you hearing voices in your head”?

            No, Are you? If so, tell them Hi for me,

            “Bob: That is when you call people names like Bird-Brain-Correct”. Like morons, etc. Yes.

            Jay: “I happen to think that “bird-brain” is considerably less derogatory than; geisha-boy, pork-rind, swine, pork-chop and nads. Don’t you”?

            Well, lets see. pork-rind, swine & pork-chop goes to someone who is both raciest and homophobic and uses slurs towards just about every ethnic group out there. So, for Swine-Fever, it’s probably not derogatory enough. Geisha -Boy, well, he has voiced his warped fantasy regarding male voices from his underwear, calls people liars on a daily basis and is basically a walking ad hominem. As far as Nads goes- Short for Nadzieja.

            Jay: “Bob: Don’t forget to stomp you feet on the ground as well”! I don’t believe that has happened for 68 years.

            “If i give you a banana, will you promise to stop defecating in the house”?

            Well Jay, nothing says desperation like a really bad Bozo joke-Reagan would not be proud of you

          • WTS/JAY

            Oh Jay, Really?

            “Bob: Yes Jay, We have seen you throw a few”.

            That would be the vast constituency here on PLD

            Perhaps we should ask the vast-constituency? Unless, of course, you speak for the vast-constituency?

            “Who’s “we” Bob. Are you hearing voices in your head”?

            Bob: No, Are you? If so, tell them Hi for me,

            Who’s speaking? Is that you Bob?

            “Bob: That is when you call people names like Bird-Brain-Correct”. Like morons, etc. Yes.

            That is when you call people names like; pork-chop, pork-rind, swine, geisha-boy and nads, ect. Yes?

            Jay: “I happen to think that “bird-brain” is considerably less derogatory than; geisha-boy, pork-rind, swine, pork-chop and nads. Don’t you”?

            Bobby: Well, lets see. pork-rind, swine & pork-chop goes to someone who is both raciest and homophobic and uses slurs towards just about every ethnic group out there. So, for Swine-Fever, it’s probably not derogatory enough. Geisha -Boy, well, he has voiced his warped fantasy regarding male voices from his underwear, calls people liars on a daily basis and is basically a walking ad hominem. As far as Nads goes- Short for Nadzieja.

            Well thank you, Bob. For providing me with your unique definition of moral high-ground. And to think some people claim Google will steer you wrong. Go figure, huh?

            Jay: “Bob: Don’t forget to stomp you feet on the ground as well”! I don’t believe that has happened for 68 years.

            Are you responding to your own comment, Bob? Lol!

            “If i give you a banana, will you promise to stop defecating in the house”?

            Bobby: Well Jay, nothing says desperation like a really bad Bozo joke-Reagan would not be proud of you

            I think your comment just did.

          • Bob666

            Well Jay, glad you agree with your obvious desperation.

            Going to bed now, have an 8:00am T-time. You can play PGA rated golf courses for $40.00 here in the middle of the week. Retirement-is not bad and yes, I will have plenty of balls.

            Go out in the sunshine Jay-relax, it would do you some good!

          • WTS/JAY

            Say hi to your gynaecologist for me, Bob!

          • Bob666

            Not Playing with that neighbor tomorrow. Riding with the new guy on the block-a clinical psychiatrist. I figure if he needs a laugh, I can let him read Jeffery’s post.

            Those comments would be a hoot!

            Say good night Jay!

          • JeffH

            LMAO @ 666 some more!

            Good odds 666 will be brandishing his Blackeberry, the one with the shortcut to PLD, and showing every Tom, Dick or Harry just what a life he lives away from PLD(?) no matter where he goes.

            Suggestion for ya 666! Show your phych buddie, your wife and your OB/GYN everything…ya know, all of your stupid comments, who you’ve been trolling after and these comment statistics. If they’re really smarter than a 5th grader they may openly humor you but inside they’ll more than likely pity you and offer you some sort of a discount for their services.

            Disqus shows all of us that 666 trolls after Jay, JeffH and samurai and that 666 posts comments almost twice as many times as those he trolls after.

            Ranking by number of comments:
            1. Bob666 – 1151 comments
            2. vicki – 684 comments
            3. samurai – 673 comments
            4. JeffH – 605 comments
            7. Jay – 538 comments

            note: these comment figures change with every new post

          • vicki

            ad hominem

          • Bob666

            OK, how do you figure?

          • JeffH

            Jay, it must have been hard for the hypocrit yo ho ho and a pile of 666 to hold out this long(ad hominem)…he just had to step in and support his favorite poster by picking a fight against a superior opponent Another one he will never win.

            Hmmmmm, I wonder if he has to get permission from his wife or his OB/GYN @ the Doral before can post his comments.

          • WTS/JAY

            Now now, JeffH. Don’t be so hard on the Troll. The poor thing’s been hanging around all day waiting for Jay to give it’s life some meaning. A great day for the Troll when Jay responds to it, don’t you know?

          • Bob666

            Yo JefferyH

            I saw your strong defense of the constitution yesterday:

            WARNING! WARNING!

            CEASE ALL COMMUNICATIONS WITH KG!

            Well Jeffery-We now know the H stands for now:
            “H y p o c r i t e”

            We know that you are a bitter lonely old man who is pissed at the world-we see it every day. Hugging that gun-did it send you a father day card, tell you that you were a great father on Sunday?

            It’s OK Jeffery, I understand..

          • vicki

            bob666 writes:

            Yo JefferyH
            I saw your strong defense of the constitution yesterday:

            Amusingly JefferyH’s post was quite a good defense of the Constitution. You do remember the part about freedom of association right?

          • JeffH

            vicki, no doubt 666 allows his emotions to control his thought process and his mouth…or…he just don’t know…or all of the above.

          • JeffH

            Desperately reaching for straws ay yo ho ho and a pile of 666?

            Please explain how that ties into anything in the Constitution?
            1st Amendment? NO!
            2nd Amendment? NO!
            Hypocrit? No!
            DUH, hopefully you get the gist…It doesn’t!

            yo ho ho and a pile of 666 says “We know that you are a bitter lonely old man who is pissed at the world-we see it every day.”

            I’m guessing the “we” you so often mention includes Jeff, KG, Dave47D and yourself…all charter members of the dwindling progressive “Troll Patrol”.

            I suppose I could lower myself just a bit and ask you how your ignorant wife was doing but I won’t go there.

            Oh heck, why not.
            yo ho ho and a pile of 666, how’s your ignorant wife doing?
            Misery love company.

          • Bob666

            Yo ho ho ho and a pile of Hypocrisy,

            “WARNING! WARNING”!

            “CEASE ALL COMMUNICATIONS WITH KG”!

            If I have to explain it to you Jeffrey, then I don’t believe that you are equipped to call anyone ignorant. As far as my wife goes, she is a very happy woman. Unlike you, she has a life and is not pissed at the world.

            As far as the “troll patrol” goes, keep it up-you only continue to confirm what a bitter shriveled up old man you are.

            Kind of sad-but very funny.

          • JeffH

            yo ho ho and a pile of 666, seeing as how you believe I’m that stupid I really do want you to explain where my hypocrisy is in that WARNING and while you’re at it please explain how that WARNING relates in any way to the Constitution? I do want to hear it all. Of course you can’t justify your comment, but I would like to hear you try.

            Now, as for the rest of your unraveling…it’s nice to know I can get you so upset that you’ll say anything, like an 8 year old, just to get back at me.

            The big difference between you and I, other than we’re opposites morally, is that you can say anything you want about me and it doesn’t bother me one iota…you, on the other hand, just can’t control your anger.

            Sticks and stones…LMAO over & over again!

          • JeffH

            1. The film was not made by Breitbart ya dunce.
            2. Breitbart was a journalist, a pain in the arse to the political cronies and is still an American hero and a truther, something you ignoramous progressives know nothing about.

            I’ll add, just for effect, that another of Breitbart’s buddies, James O’Keefe(RE:Acorn & Planned Parenthood), is also a top notch journalist hell bent on exposing the cronyism & corruption of the political arena.
            http://www.theprojectveritas.org/

            Here is something you can really stress about…I recieved a couple hundred rounds of “Bushmaster” caliber ammo today and ordered 500 rounds of deadly 9mm target ammo for my pistol.

            Here’s what my target looks like after an hour at the indoor range. I did have too many stray shots…4 or 5.
            http://s1162.photobucket.com/user/Hattles1/media/goodguncontrol_zps1c2aeaa3.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4#/user/Hattles1/media/goodguncontrol_zps1c2aeaa3.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4&_suid=137159645170607326219401782561

          • Jeff

            It was made by someone from the Breitbart organization. As for O’Keefe, I’ll defer to your intimate knowledge of his predilections. I just know that as a journalist, he is nothing but a liar. Even someone as biased as you has to recognize the illegitimacy of the hatchet job he did at ACORN when he edited the tape to make the conversation look like the opposite of what actually happened.

            Don’t you have a Joe McCarthy Dinner to attend?

          • JeffH

            Unhinged Jeff, you seem to know a lot of things that just ain’t true. It obviously kills you to see your favorite Marxist/progressive/communist people, crony politicians and crony groups & organizations get exposed for the crooks that they are.

            Yes, Bannon is the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and yes, he does write articles for Breitbart…so what!

            He is also one of the producers and writers of this production which was done independent of Breitbart News.

            Judicial Watch, the nation’s largest government watchdog organization, and Victory Film Group announced today the release of a new documentary film, “The District of Corruption,” which puts the spotlight on Judicial Watch’s epic battle against government scandal, secrecy and corruption through the last three presidential administrations (see trailer here). Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon, the writer/director of “Occupy Unmasked” and the Sarah Palin film “The Undefeated,” and produced in association with Constant Motion Entertainment, the Judicial Watch film will be released nationally by Rocky Mountain Pictures.

            “The District of Corruption” is a companion piece to the New York Times best-selling book, “The Corruption Chronicles, Obama’s Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government,” by Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, which was released in July by Simon & Schuster’s Threshold Editions.

          • DonnaAngelStar

            I’ll take Breitbart over CNN any day.

          • Jeff

            Andrew Carnegie predicted your birth.

          • vicki

            ad hominem

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            ad hominem.
            Feel free to expose the erroneous claims, Jeff.
            But then you can’t, can you?

          • Jeff

            If you believe Breitbart was actually a journalist, then I guess there’s nothing to discuss. It’s like people speaking different languages.

          • vicki

            argument to ridicule (specifically arguing that Breitbart was not a journalist)

          • Jeff

            Breitbart made no pretense at any kind of objectivity. When I took journalism in school, some degree of objectivity was an essential part of the craft. In addition, he employed that little charlatan O’Keefe who was nothing but a paid liar. He selectively edited video to make conversations appear 180 degrees from what they actually were. If that’s journalism, you can keep it.

          • Jeff

            No, it’s an opinion and a well-founded one at that! When I sign up for your class in Paranoid American History, I’ll pay attention to your “comments” on my posts. Until then, you’re just another right wing wacko.

          • vicki

            Argument to ridicule. (specifically “Until then, you’re just another right wing wacko.)

            You are at least consistent.

          • Jeff

            Perhaps I find your comments entirely ridicule worthy (i.e. ridiculous).

          • vicki

            ad hominem

          • Bob666

            Ah yes Vicki,
            The selective ad hominem is back!!!!

          • Jeff

            I know you think you taught junior high English in 1954, but that was not an ad hominem comment. This is: you are a foolish old woman who thinks her opinions have meaning.

          • vicki

            Actually I deliberately named the 2 in the opposite order to see who was paying attention. +1 for you. You obviously KNOW you are loosing and what the comments mean.

          • Jeff

            I think you forgot to label the subject and predicate. Maybe you’ve just forgotten how.

          • vicki

            ad hominem

        • JeffH

          Argument by moron.

          • Jeff

            Surely even you can recognize the difference between journalism and hatchetry. I might like a lot of the things Michael Moore has to say, but I’d never confuse him with Walter Cronkite. Breitbart was a lying sc*mbag even if you agreed with him.

          • JeffH

            Unhinged Jeff says “Surely even you can recognize the difference between journalism and hatchetry.”
            I do, that is why I recommended that exemplary example of true journalistic integrity in the first place!

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Keep up the good fight fellow patriots! Jeff is just another troll that likes being fed, but never able to accept the truth. Here is an article dealing with the State Department under Hitlery.
            http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/video-prostitution-drugs-permeated-clintons-state-dept/
            This is what the 5th column, along with Jeff and his ilk, want in our government. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need btoh love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
            “God commands all men everywhere to repent. He also commands them to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and has assured us that all who do repent and believe shall be saved.”
            Roger Sherman
            Founding father
            Devout Christian

          • JeffH

            하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Jeff,
            Feel free to post evidence to back up your Liberal Progressive claims.
            Having a factual debate with you is akin to picking on the handicapped.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            lol

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            D’oh! :-) :-) :-) FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
            “Better to fight for something than to die for nothing.”
            General George S. Pattonr Jr.
            Commander of II Corps., 7th Army, and 3rd Army

        • JeffH

          Unhinged Jeff says ” It will be about as objective as Trotsky’s writing about the Russian Revolution.”

          Au contraire…it is an objective documentary. The film’s content is verifiable based on all of the facts presented in the film.

          • Jeff

            You keep believing that.

          • JeffH

            I will, only because it’s true.

          • WTS/JAY

            That’s the problem, JeffH. The film is verifiable and is based on facts. Something obamanites can’t deal with. They prefer science-fiction; animation, if at all possible.

  • TheOriginalDaveH

    Here’s an interesting perspective on the Snowden affair:
    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/55975

    • vicki

      In the article there is a very interesting comment about technology.

      “New technology would now allow cable companies to peer directly into television watchers’ homes and monitor viewing habits and reactions to product advertisements, warns the Washington Times.”

      And since we know that the government is sweeping up all the data collected by Google and others we KNOW that the government is going to do the same with this data.

      This is exactly the technology of the world of George Orwell’s 1984.

      • http://batman-news.com samurai

        Here is an article that shows where Obama bin Laden is leading to a muslim doctrine.
        http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/obamas-trail-leads-to-the-taqiyyah-doctrine/
        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
        You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
        “Greatful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through Jesus Christ our Lord, He has conferred on my beloved country in her emancipation and on myself in permitting me, under the circumstances of mercy, to live to the age of 89 years, and to survive the fiftieth year of independence, adopted by Congress on the 4th of July 1776, which I originally subscribed on the 2nd day of August of the same year and of which I am now the last surviving signer.”
        Charles Carroll
        Founding father
        Devout Christian

    • vicki

      And another interesting point from the article

      ““We are Watching You” is the new mantra of the day. It is what the government wants you to think.”

      Now look at “rules for radicals”

      “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals

      It is way past time that we make it clear to government that they DON’T have any power beyond the few enumerated powers listed in the Constitution.

  • Richard Lewis

    Excellent article. I’m sure my approval of it and even the reading of it has been noted and filed by the powers that be.

  • Nadzieja Batki

    We have become the corralled human animals and we took it for granted that it wouldn’t happen this soon.

  • Wellarmed

    What you have written here Mr. Smith is another list of concerns that I have been toiling with for some time. Those who have no problem with the government spying on their every move are a disgrace to this nations founding principles.

    I wish I could refer to your observations and comments as a great basis for a science fiction novel, but I see what is occurring in Washington right now as no laughing matter.

    If these programs remain in place in any capacity then we will have surrendered to the notion that we as a society wish to remain free of government intrusion. After reading Ron Paul’s comments as written for Antiwar.com regarding the implementation of martial law in Boston and watching the applicable videos of house to house warrant-less searches (which there was no shortage of footage), it reaffirms my worst fears that their objectives can be met with little or no resistance from the American people.

    I am certain that by writing in this forum that Mr. Livingston has created will most certainly place me in the Main Core list of potential subversives. Anyone who does not know what that program is should begin their research now!

    I say to all who read these articles that you better start speaking up now or you will forever hold your peace at the threat of force by your own government which is meant to serve you.

    Flood your representatives phone lines. Break out your pen and paper and send them a hand written letter informing them of their AWOL status as regards your privacy and their duty as an elected official.

    Speak now people or you will forever hold your peace.

  • hungry4food

    Is the Ideology of Peak Earth Pushing the destruction of
    Liberty ???

    Was the SCOTUS Influenced by the Ideological Progressive
    Liberals who want to control the Whole Society because of the Fear of Peak
    Earth and the additional 2 Billion people over the next 30 years and is why we
    see Individual Liberty being Destroyed ?

    Is it too late? Takeover is near complete.

    http://www.georgiapatriotreport.com/2013/06/18/is-it-too-late-takeover-is-near-complete/#.UcCI_Nizm_I

  • ONTIME

    There is at this point no more free elections, this crooked bunch has managed to destroy your right to privacy and void your vote by sabotaging your objections with intimidation.
    Those who would trade their freedoms for a little security deserve neither…BF

  • vicki

    One significant difference beween Now and George Orwell’s1984

    “There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork.”

    In our world you do know. Everything is recorded so they can watch it any time.

  • Flash

    “4 dead in Ohio” and now you complain about government. I have not trusted them since tricky dick was president. He promised to end the debacle in Southeast Asia but he did not in the first term, he waited until his second. Oh then we kicked him out. Why not this guy who is ignoring my right to place, papers and things in my fourth amendment!

    • Jeff

      Not only did Nixon not end the war, he made sure to scuttle the nascent peace talks by promising the North Vietnamese a better deal with him as President. Nixinger knew a peace agreement could be had, but in order to save face (his), he prolonged the war, increased the bombing, caused the deaths of even more Americans than LBJ, and widened the war, destroying Cambodia and Laos in the process. Read “Sideshow” by William Shawcross. Then, in 1973, they made the same deal that could have been made in 1968. It didn’t really matter because they knew the war was unwinnable; Nixon just wanted to be out of office when the North took over.

      It’s why Tom Lehrer declared the death of satire when Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        Funny Jeff, that I don’t recall you ever bad-mouthing Obama for his Unconstitutional excursion into Libya.
        How do you expect to ever have any credibility when your morals change depending on who’s in office?

        • WTS/JAY

          Wait a minute, DaveH. Are you saying Obama has engaged in un-constitutional wars? The nobel-peace-prize winner? Surely you jest?

        • http://batman-news.com samurai

          True that! True that! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
          You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
          “That Book (The Bible) is the rock on which our republic rests.”
          Andrew Jackson
          7th President of the U.S.

        • Jeff

          If you can compare Libya to Viet Nam, more power to you. While a Congressional Resolution might have been preferrable prior to our limited Libya involvement, at least we knew we weren’t getting into quicksand like in Iraq or Afghanistan. My concern with this Congress is they are out to “get” Obama and will twist themselves in ideological knots to do so. The Republicans have wanted us to get more involved in Syria for the past 2 years. Now that Obama has agreed to “ratchet up” our involvement, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some Repugs turn on a dime and suddenly oppose any U.S. action.

          It can easily be argued that every U.S. president since Wilson has committed war crimes, and nearly every President since Truman has violated the Constitution by sending U.S. troops on missions without a declaration or war. Eventually, this schism between the Constitution and the modern world must be bridged, but at the present time, Congress has essentially ceded much of its authority to the President in matters of foreign policy.

          When W decided to go into Iraq, he went to Congress, but did he really? The presentation was full of lies, half-truths, and cherry-picked evidence. And the entire argument was phony as he claimed he needed the resolution to avoid war when avoiding war was the last thing on his mind. So, the difference between the two is technical at best.

          Was Libya unconstitutional? I don’t know, but I do know that in the real world decisions get made in real time and what may, in hindsight, appear to be a violation of the Constitution may have appeared necessary at the time. What I am saying is all Constitutional violations are not the same just as stealing a stick of gum from 7-11 is qualitatively different from shooting up a school although both can be classified as crimes.

      • http://batman-news.com samurai

        Blame the libs and prog for not winning that war and making peace talks impossible. Remember when Obama bin Laden was elected in 2008? What did he promise to do? Pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq within the first 6 months he was in office? Ooops! He waited till his re-election year to pull troops from Iraq and our troops in Afghanistan are still there. More have died in Afghanistan under Obama bin Laden, than any under Bush. Sheesh! Try opening up some factual books and study what actually happened. Here is an article showing a new turn in the Benghazi investigation going against Hitlery and Obama bin Laden.
        http://www.politicaloutcast.com/2013/06/benghazi-scandal-takes-another-turn-against-obama-and-clinton/
        Here is one dealing with the government and your phone provider.
        http://www.politicaloutcast.com/2013/06/you-may-want-to-reconsider-your-big-brother-phone-provider/
        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
        You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
        “I am pursuaded that the holiest of characters take more matters to God than you and I are accustomed to do. I mean they not only consult Him, as we do, upon certain great and critical occaisions, but those saint who live nearest to Christ, go to Him about little matters, thinking nothing to be too trifling to speak into the ear of Christ.”
        Charles Spurgeon

  • TheSilverRanger

    This isn’t news. We already have this in the form of DUI checkpoints, thanks to the overly emotional idiots at MADD, and not to mention, Megan’s Law, thanks to the delusional idiots, like John Walsh who have nothing better to do than to feel sorry for himself, create the slippery slope and winds up taking away all our freedoms. Think about it with Megan’s Law. You’re forcing a man to register his presence by putting his name in a government registry ala Nazi Germany, where that information will be used for more benevolent things like….hmmm…I don’t know…COOKING PEOPLE ALIVE!
    All I can say is……Good bye, America. Adios.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Speaking of DUI:
      http://www.infowars.com/dwi-checkpoint-cops-fire-point-blank-at-on-coming-traffic/

      Their lack of concern for the public’s safety really shouldn’t surprise any of the PL readers.

    • S.C.Murf

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      • TheSilverRanger

        On the contrary. You spew typical liberal nonsense to the Nth degree. You are the kind of idiots who would gladly call for your own enslavement in the name of public safety. People like you cannot be reasoned with, for that is trying to speak logic, to an illogical person. Spare me your trolling.

        • S.C.Murf

          Idiot you believe these molesters and murderers of our children should get a free pass and be able to blend back into society so as they can pick and choose their next child? What type of dreams and fantasies do you harbor. And more info for your feeble twisted brain, ALCOHOL has destroyed more homes than all your floods, twisters, fires put together. Grow up and get some responsibility for your actions

          up the hill
          airborne

          • TheSilverRanger

            No, they shouldn’t get a free pass. But they should be able to reintegrate into society to become functioning members AFTER they have paid their debt to society. What’s daunting to me, is that in order to win an argument, you feel you have to tear me down, resort to personal attacks, and stomp your foot and act like a child. If you think these people are so dangerous, then why let them out of jail in the first place? Second problem with your claim. Alcohol has destroyed more homes than all natural disasters put together? Your claims on both subjects of the argument are completely anecdotal and based on junk science. I told you before about ad hominem. If you want me to acknowledge your argument, be respectful. Don’t resort to personal attacks against your opponent; that’s what liberals do.

          • S.C.Murf

            Functioning members of society yea right like the one who got early release in the last 30 days and first thing he did was kill a grand mother, grand father then proceeded to rape a toddler. They are sick and need to be put down. So from your own comments I believe you to be a drunk and a child molester. A civilized society has to have checks and balances. You don’t like it then move

            up the hill
            airborne

          • vicki

            The proper check and balance would be guns in the possession of the intended victims.

            http://www.redstate.com/denniswingo/2013/01/29/the-gun-is-civilization/

          • Jeff

            Yes, let’s arm all the 8 year old girls. What could possibly go wrong?

          • vicki

            Very little as proven by many years of the history of the U.S. where children were taught from an early age to safely and properly use firearms.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Jeff reminds me of a documentary I saw one time where the gist of the film was to show the dangers of children having access to guns. The kids were led into a room one at a time and told not to touch any guns they might see. Then the administrators watched on hidden cameras. One young boy spotted the gun, picked it up, cleared the action, and stuffed it in his pants. Now there was a kid who had been taught proper gun safety, lol.

          • Jeff

            Probably your next door neighbor, Tex.

          • vicki

            ad hominem

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Was that a racist remark, Jeff?

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Now you have something against people from Texas? Sook Young and I liked being stationed at Fort Hood for 2 years. Great unit and there is a Korean community there. Here is an article describing how Obama bin Laden wants the SCOTUS to rule he can ignore the Constitution.
            http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-demands-court-uphold-his-right-to-ignore-constitution/
            FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
            “The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty. Students’ perusal of the sacred volume will make us better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands.”
            Thomas Jefferson
            3rd President of the U.S.
            Founding father
            Orthodox Christian

          • Jeff

            Go with that. Give all your granddaughter’s friends guns for their birthdays.

          • Nadzieja Batki

            Each child’s father and mother are responsible to teach their young one to defend itself from ALL predators (that includes the two legged human variety. The parents determine when the child is mature and responsible enough to be taught to use a gun.

            Or is it that you believe the STATE owns the children?

          • Jeff

            No, I don’t claim any ownership in your “no neck monsters.” I just want to know which houses have guns so I can keep my kid away from there.

          • Nadzieja Batki

            So why are you choosing to live among neighbors who have guns, you have the choice to move somewhere else? But no, you demand that all your neighbors obey you because you say so. What a manipulative twatter you are.

          • Jeff

            I don’t live in your neighborhood, if that’s what you’re asking. There are parts of town, generally the trailer parks, where all you NRA types hang out. In my neighborhood, there aren’t too many cars up on cinder blocks either, so if any neighbors have guns, they don’t brag about them.

          • Nadzieja Batki

            Jeff, you don’t know when it is time to stop talking and lying. But keep going, we need to hear what a fool sounds like.

          • Jeff

            Are you sure it isn’t time to shoot something? Don’t those happy-sounding birds just piss you off?

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            I guess that Jeff is scared of guns and has no training on them. Sheesh! Just remember your military days and you’ll be able to train yourself. Your posts are full of ad hominem, speculation, lies, rhetoric, innuendo, and hate for anyone that is pro 2nd Amendment. Sook Young and I each have a fire arm, weapon, gun, firing iron, or whatever you want to call it. We have no worries about safety, due to my 20 years of training in the military and my training Sook Young on the proper handling, use, maintenance, and stowing of a weapon. When we sleep at night, we always keep our guns at arms reach. You may think this is ignorant, but it is actually prudent. This will help us fight off burglers, tresspassers, and other bad people. Our 4 children know how to use guns, due to my training them, but they do not own them. My oldest, who lives in Bloomington, told me he was going to purchase a glock 9mm next month. He says about the drug dealers and drug violence that is coming into his neighborhood. I told him that he may need one for self defense and to protect his home from idiots like these. Understand what we are saying to you Jeff? Take guns from the bad guys? Yes, of course. I agree with you on this 100%. But leave the law abiding citizens alone. Here is an article telling about how snowden is not the problem with our government.
            http://www.dailycaller.com/2013/06/16/snowden-is-not-the-problem-palin-says/
            A very good article and worth reading. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
            “A patriot must be a religious man.”
            Thomas Jefferson
            3rd President of the U.S.
            Founding father
            Orthodox Christian

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            How’s your whistling, Jeff?

          • WTS/JAY

            Lol!

          • WTS/JAY

            Leave the birds out of this, bird-brain!

          • WTS/JAY

            Are you tweeting from a park, Jeff? Retirement sucks, huh?

          • vicki

            argument to ridicule and ad hominem

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            You mean the neighborhood where the non-producing parasites live?

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Maybe the gay neighborhood of San Francisco? Here is an example of how the 5th column teachers would act. She says she is a Constitution teacher, but you’ll know better after you read the article.
            http://www.patriotupdate.com/2013/06/constitution-teacher-goes-ballistic-assults-bradley-dean-ministry-workers/
            FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
            “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
            George Washington
            1st President of the U.S.
            Commander of the Continental Armies
            Founding father
            Devout Christian

          • WTS/JAY

            No neck monsters? What, as opposed to fairies with slippers?

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Poor kid.

            He probably would prefer death to being cooped up with a dork like you.

          • vicki

            Jeff just has a fear of inanimate objects (or of his children)

          • Jeff

            I knew you were a pedantic old woman who hadn’t had an original thought in 40 years, but I didn’t realize you’re also an idiot. Thanks for the heads up. You might run out of Post-It Notes labeling this one. But don’t stay up too late; the bad people come out after dark.

          • vicki

            multiple ad hominem

          • Jeff

            And what would you call this – an intelligent post?

            Jeff just has a fear of inanimate objects (or of his children)

            So, I should just let my kids play in houses where people let their kids play with guns? Maybe in your neighborhood.

          • vicki

            argument to ridicule

          • Jeff

            Didn’t you used to be Ruth Buzzi? Don’t hit me with your purse. Please!!!

          • vicki

            argument to ridicule.

          • WTS/JAY

            Didn’t you use to be a young whipper-snapper, grandpa?

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Jeff has never had any original ideas on this site. He just posts and says what his controlers tell him to say. Almost like being a puppet. Here is an article showing about how a national ID card could be abused.
            http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/immigration-national-id-rand/2013/06/16/id/510153
            A national ID would be another way of the government watching and keeping track of us. Here is another article showing how the NSA can listen to your personal phone calls.
            http://www.news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57589495-38/nsa-spying-flap-extends-to-contents-of-u.s-phone-calls/
            I guess the Constitution means nothing to the 5th column in this nation. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
            “Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”
            Benjamin Franklin
            Founding father
            Devout Christian

          • WTS/JAY

            Jeff, that’s no way to be speaking about your wife. Even if it is true.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            D’oh! :-) :-) :-) Wife? You means his husband, right? Here is an article that is bad news for Obama bin Laden.
            http://www.lifenews.com/2013/06/18/congress-passes-bill-banning-late-term-abortions-after-20-weeks/
            FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
            “I would advise no one to send his child where the Holy Scriptures are not supreme. Every institution that does not unceasingly pursue the study of God’s Word becomes corrupt. I greatly fear that the schools, unless they teach the Holy Scriptures diligently and impress them on the young students, are wide gates to Hell.”
            Martin Luther

          • WTS/JAY

            The trouble with our liberal friend, Vicki, is not that he’s ignorant; it’s that he knows so much that isn’t so.

          • WTS/JAY

            I think you’d much prefer giving your granddaughters condoms rather than guns, hey Jeff?

          • Bob666

            Few people have been killed with a condom Jay.

          • WTS/JAY

            A few is still one too many, Booby.

          • Bob666

            Oh Jay,
            “Booby-oh how you try so very hard”.

            So you are against condoms now as well?

          • WTS/JAY

            Heck no! I think condominiums are a great investment. (-:

          • Bob666

            Well Jay, on that one I agree with you and I don’t believe they are used enough!

          • WTS/JAY

            I wonder why?

          • Bob666

            If I knew that Jay, I would be a far more wealthy man.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            He doesn’t know what he wants. Here comes Bob the troll again. Budding in on someones conversation. I understand what you say Bob, but people still die from AIDS, along with other diseases, though they wear condoms. How? Because the darn things either can’t keep out the microscopic germs or they break. Ever read the serial number on a rubber Bob? Here is an article showing how Obama bin Laden is almost ready to implement gun control. Which BTW, he cannot do. It is a violation of our God-given rights as are written in the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution.
            http://www.blogs.mcclatchydc.com/washington/2013/06/white-house-says-they-have-nearly-completed-executive-actions-on-gun-control.html
            The pretender is a traitor and a fraud. He is not even a natural born citizen. I guess that sheep will vote for anyone these days. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
            “It is the duty of all to acknowledge that the Divine Law which requires us to love God with all our heart and our neighbor as ourselves, on pain of eternal damnation, is Holy, just, and good. The revealed Law of God is the rule of our duty.”
            Richard Stockton
            Letter to Samuel Hopkins
            June 28, 1790
            Founding father
            Devout Christian

          • WTS/JAY

            Jeff: Yes, let’s arm all the 8 year old girls. What could possibly go wrong?

            A child-molester gets shot? Oh no!

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            One less 5th columner to worry about. Here are some articles and videos about someone that keeps on going, no matter what happens.
            http://www.politichicks.tv/column/sarah-palin-keeps-on-delivering/
            http://www.townhall.com/video/palin-on-syria-let-allah-sort-it-out-n1621478?utm_source=thedaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl
            http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/06/17/sarah_palin_rocks_the_place_in_dc_speech
            http://www.dailycaller-com/2013/06/16/snowden-is-not-the-problem-palin-says/
            If you want more, I can find her speeches that rock the house. She’s a lot smarter and has more common sense than Hitlery. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
            “True Christians are assured that no temptation or trial shall happen to them but that they shall be enabled to bear; and that the grace of Christ shall be sufficient for them.”
            Richard Stockton
            Letter to Samuel Hopkins
            October 1790
            Founding father
            Devout Christian

          • TheSilverRanger

            Spoken like a true fool. You believe me to be a drunk and a child molester because you don’t agree with me? Nice. This is a true sign of the world we live in because of Sheeple, like you.

            Thanks to people like S. C. Murf, The prevailing mantra in American discourse today is as follows: “You have every right to express your opinion…as long as your opinion matches mine.” Or in lamens terms, “Agree with me, or else.”

            We have become not the afflicted, but rather, we have become the disease itself. Rather than using the brilliance left us by our founders to engage in thunderous debate over what may be said, we simply shout down and try to shut down all forms of discourse we deem to be offensive, insensitive, impolite, untoward, inappropriate, or just plain mean. people like S.C. Murf hide behind buzzwords and personal attacks rather than actually engaging in frank and logical rebukes of what’s being spoken, and we do everything we can to destroy people, rather than dissect, disprove, and discredit their words and their opinions.

          • TheSilverRanger

            A little more education for you.

            Back in 2005, 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford was taken from her home in Florida by a convicted sex offender. She was raped repeatedly and held prisoner for days just blocks from her home before being buried alive and left to die an unthinkable death. Jessica’s tragic death is further proof of a crusade I have been fighting for years: We need to create a mandatory life sentence for all pedophiles and we need to revoke Megan’s Law, recognizing it’s failed legacy.

            Years ago this nation, along with people like you, S.C. Murf, stupidly and EMOTIONALLY embraced “Megan’s Law,” a well intentioned but horribly thought out piece of legislation that accomplished nothing and harmed much. The law requires people convicted of sex crimes against children to register with local authorities when they leave prison, and was designed to provide some peace of mind to the parents of America who at the time were swept away by the hysterical fear that a pedophile lurked around every corner.

            I argued at the time of it’s passing, and hold to this day, that “Megan’s Law” was one of the worst ever. Like most things symbolic (the law symbolizes our “get tough” stance against child rapists), it accomplishes NOTHING, harms much, and gives a false sense of security. The premise of the law is flawed and its’ execution is laughable. The law exists because we have legitimate reason to believe pedophiles are sick people who are never actually “cured,” meaning that once they get out of prison they are likely to commit a similar crime again. Fine, I say, then stiffen the laws to keep them in prison for life. Don’t create a stupid registration law that strips the rest of us of our rights and freedoms just to make you FEEL safe, S.C. Murf. The well-meaning people who created “Megan’s Law,” should have used their resources and energy to pass a mandatory life sentence law for all child rapists. That would have been real, meaningful legislation.

            Instead we got a law that requires people who have served their time to wear a Scarlet letter, which has two fatal flaws. First, a person who is intent on committing a crime is not going to follow a law designed to keep him from committing the crime. In other words, they’ll simply not register with local authorities, or what we’re finding is more common, they’ll register at a fake address miles away from where they really live (which usually winds up being next to a school). Secondly, the registration law completely goes against our system and creates a horrible precedent, encouraging vigilantism. More and more communities across the country are calling for new registration laws in which convicted drunk drivers, burglars, rapists and drug users also have to register where they live so that their neighbors can picket outside their houses and create mob rule. Of course the same rules apply as with pedophiles, either these people have cleaned up their lives and deserve to be left alone, or they’re life long dirt-bags and aren’t going to follow rules or laws no matter how many of them you create to make yourself feel better. The fact of the matter is simple; either we have a system that allows people to pay their debts to society or we don’t.

            The other false sense of security created by “Megan’s Law,” is the idea that if you don’t have a registered sex offender living on your street, you are somehow safe. As I covered in the previous paragraph the fact is that if you live on a street of children and/or near a school you are actually more likely to have a previous pedophile living on your court even if there’s no one registered there (because they lie). More than that though is the reality of life; all pedophiles start somewhere. Just because you don’t have a previous rapist living next door to you doesn’t mean you don’t have a sicko ready to do it for the time living there.

            Which brings us back to Jessica Lunsford. She was taken out of her bedroom by a man who has served prison time on child sex crimes and was required by law to register with authorities. Like most, he lied about where he lived and then spent his time elsewhere. Again, sick people intent on doing crime won’t follow meaningless laws.

            While hanging out miles from where he was registered, living with relatives, he spotted Jessica and decided to rape her. He took her from her home and kept her hidden from everyone for days. His family didn’t know he had her, but they knew that he should have registered with local authorities. They knew his past. Despite that, while Jessica’s parents and authorities searched frantically for her, the people harboring the sicko who was holding Jessica hostage lied to cops twice about his living there (while it turns out, she was still alive) and never bothered to believe that he could be involved with Jessica’s disappearance. Further proof that pedophiles will find ways around “Megan’s law.” If these people are going to find sympathetic families to harbor their lies, then they are going to find ways to rape your kids. That’s why we should never let them out in the first place.

            “Megan’s Law” is not a good start, nor is it a step in the right direction. It is a trip backwards to a time when we allowed crowds of people to meter out justice on others because of what they might be capable of. It sets us back centuries to a time of angry, vengeful mob rule, which accomplishes nothing and keeps no one safe, while at the same time pushing us closer and closer to a Nazi Germany like existence where people are required to register their presence with local governments.

            “Megan’s Law” has done more harm than good. It has created a false sense of security for both parents and law enforcement officials and has only furthered our hysterical culture. It is time for us to admit our mistake, remove emotion from the equation, and write and enforce new laws that truly protect our kids, while never forgetting that risk is a part of parenthood. We have adopted the idea recently that we can protect our kids from the world. This is a lie. While one child being raped is too many, the cold hard facts of life dictate that it is impossible to raise a child who is prepared to enter the world as an adult while at the same time always protecting him.
            This is TheSilverRanger. And I approve this message; I’m sorry if this hurts your feelings.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Ahh, a thinker. Rare these days.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            There are many degrees of child molestation. How many people know that sex between an adult (maybe 18) and a consenting minor (maybe 17) falls under that heading, and can result in decades-long to life-long reporting requirements for the hapless male?

            I was listening to a radio show one evening and the host brought up the subject of child molestation. To his unexpected surprise, calls started poring in from men who were falsely accused of molestation by daughters or other close females who were seeking revenge for some perceived wrong by the accused. Even though often times the accuser later recanted the accusation, the damage to the accused’s life had been irrevocably done.

            I have been extra careful to avoid even hugging young children, since the feeding frenzy started, in order to avoid possibly being accused of “touching” that child.

            What a cold ugly world the fanatical self-righteous people are creating.

            http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/tgr/08/3/gr080301.html

          • Nadzieja Batki

            Our Republic was established on the premise of SELF GOVERNMENT and then we would not have to worry about what people become our representatives, meaning that each and everyone of us from beginning to end of the country behaves as a responsible human being. Irresponsibility sowed the seeds of us losing Freedoms to keep the civil lawless and moral lawless in check.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Absolutely not. But do you think administering draconian life-long sentences such as the humiliation of the offenders wherever they go is going to encourage them to reform or encourage them to eliminate witnesses like the Lindbergh Laws did? I say the latter.
            Punishment is one thing. Common sense is another.

          • DonnaAngelStar

            No one believes that but take it from a victum I would rather the lock-up and throw away the key. A pedophile or rapist is an aberration of humanity.

          • http://batman-news.com samurai

            Well said Donna. I see that some people are bleeding hearts. Let the punishment fit the crime. Here is something about how Obama bin Laden and the media are ignoring Egypt.
            http://www.politichicks.tv/column/obama-admin-and-media-ignoring-egypts-threat-of-war/
            Here is one showing how the terrorists are using women as suicide bombers.
            http://www.gatewaypundit.com/2013/06/pure-evil-islamists-bomb-womens-school-bus-then-go-to-hospital-to-finish-the-job-video/
            Now this is sickening. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
            You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot.
            “God has promised to bestow eternal blessings on all those who are willing to accept Him on the terms of the Gospel that is, in a way of free grace through the attonement.”
            Richard Stockton
            Founding father
            Devout Christian

    • MM

      My only reply to you is “Wow.” You are that person who spews nonsense but is the first to run up and down your street informng everyone that a sex offender has set up residence across from an elementary school.

      • TheSilverRanger

        Actually, I wouldn’t do a thing like that, because I don’t believe in mob mentality. That goes completely against what this country is all about, and reinforces the surveilance state that these idiots under the Obama admin are trying to put into place. Wake up. I suggest both you, and S.C. Murf try to learn a little phrase called “ad hominem.” It might come in handy when it comes to speech and debate.

    • DonnaAngelStar

      All of this has been happening for years now, daunting to consider, next to impossible to stop. Being human, we are all guilty of something, especially the corrupt politicians, worldwide who need to be held accountable for their crimes of unwarranted surveillance of citizens, seditious actions and rulings, crimes against humanity and on and on. This is going on worldwide. 99% of the world’s populations are against all of these interventions into our private lives criand our governments criminalize, jail and disappear many citizans who dare to speak out against the tyranical nature of this created beast.

      • TheSilverRanger

        You’ve given me a bit of faith, my friend.

  • TheOriginalDaveH
  • Dave

    Brandon, every single citizen is already a target! We have, in some ways knowingly, been led down the primrose path towards a surveillance society and conditioned by the PTB’s to accept this as a condition of “safety” from terrorist activities, only to find that some of the nastiest terrorists we have to face are our “elected representatives” and the government they push. Fear, once again, proves to be a magnificent tool to motivate people to give up thier rights.

  • Deerinwater

    Brandon say, “Surveillance is the act of removing transparency from one person while operating under a veil of secrecy yourself. ”

    I would think that it’s more an effort to “Install” transparency than to “remove it”.

    Welcome to the 21 Century, ~ Drones and Probes ~ will be used as extensions of “Human Awareness” across the board from medical to police work to mining. ~ The possibility for Misused and abuse will always be there like any “tool”.

    Is there cause for concern? Certainly. ~ But there is no stopping while it can be lawfully limited in it’s use and the information that is gathered by it.

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